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* "Hundreds of thousands of Algerians rally against Bouteflika:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-algeria-protests/thousands-of-algerians-rally-to-demand-bouteflika-quit-idUSKCN1R31B3

* "Humanitarian aid slowly penetrates Zimbabwe's inaccessible areas:" https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/03/humanitarian-aid-slowly-penetrates-zimbabwe-inaccessible-areas-190322190201752.html

* "Trump surprises his own aides by reversing North Korea sanctions:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/22/trump-north-korea-sanctions-remove-1232586

* "This Arkansas newspaper is fighting the state's anti-BDS law:" https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/8xybgz/this-arkansas-newspaper-is-fighting-the-states-anti-bds-law

* "Robert Mueller's Russia investigation is officially complete:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/22/trump-mueller-report-complete-1230491

* "Democrats will direct FBI, White House counsel to preserve records shared with Mueller:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/democrats-will-order-fbi-white-house-counsel-to-preserve-records-shared-with-mueller/2019/03/22/462fc54a-4ca2-11e9-93d0-64dbcf38ba41_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.0c63e1b75fb9

* You may notice my Friday night Mueller coverage is sparse. This is a case where most of the coverage is not particularly fruitful speculation. I will link more when I know more.

* "Trump blames Powell's Fed for economy's failure to hit 4 percent growth:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/21/trump-fed-for-economy-growth-1288783

* "Trump picks TV-friendly ally to rock the Fed:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/22/trump-fed-job-stephen-moore-1232529

* "Top Trump trade official Clete Willems to leave the White House in weeks, as China talks continue:" https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/22/top-trump-trade-official-clete-willems-to-leave-the-white-house-in-weeks-sources.html

* "Marine Corps commandant says deploying troops to the border poses ‘unacceptable risk’:" https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-marine-corps-border-national-emergency-20190321-story.html

* "Fired officer who killed a stranded black motorist is found guilty of attempted murder and manslaughter:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/03/07/fired-officer-who-killed-stranded-black-motorist-guilty-attempted-murder-manslaughter/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.93bf705dc9db

* "Editorial: Attorney General Xavier Becerra must support police transparency law:" https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/Editorial-Attorney-General-Xavier-Becerra-must-13704462.php

* "Why Sacramento is still protesting Stephon Clark’s death, one year later:" https://www.vox.com/identities/2019/3/9/18257685/stephon-clark-protests-sacramento-police-shooting

* "Bungling would-be burglar chased away by up to 80,000 angry bees after leaping over fences and landing on hives:" https://www.msn.com/en-my/news/world/bungling-would-be-burglar-chased-away-by-up-to-80000-angry-bees-after-leaping-over-fences-and-landing-on-hives/ar-BBUGIg5?index=1&li=BBr8Hnu

* I need to remind people of a few things because there seems to be some confusion about the things I post.

1. I do not necessarily agree with everything in every piece I link to. It should be self evident that even though I post a lot of news about 45, this should definitely not be taken as an endorsement of 45 or the Republican agenda broadly. Similarly, when I post a panel debate, it follows that rather agreeing with every side of the debate, I think the debate itself is important and/or that some of the things said in the debate are worth hearing. It would be weird if I agree with, say, three people with contradictory opinions at the same time. If you look at my body of work, you can probably infer which bots I agree with, but don't just cherry pick one obnoxious statement in a complex multi-party debate and ascribe that to me.

2. I can affirm the right of Israel to exist and generally support the Israeli left while disproving of Benjamin Netanyahu for his political opinions, actions, and likely corruption, the same way I disapprove of 45, Shinzo Abe, or any of the other far right asshole heads of state. I am capable of holding nuanced opinions about politics in another country without hating everyone who lives in it. For example, I am constantly furious about Australia's right wing government and their horrific human rights situation around refugees in the same way I am furious about my own right wing government's horrific human rights situation around refugees without hating Australians generally. I can dislike Angela Merkel's EU economic policies while supporting her long term stance on immigration and wish her luck against the rising fascist tide in elections all at the same time. I know tempers run hot around anything to do with Israel, but please do not ascribe to me views I don't hold and have never expressed, just because sometimes I post articles or debates around these issues.

3. No really, I have not endorsed any candidate in the Democratic primary, because it is way too fucking early. I'll likely let y'all know when I get there. I do reserve the right to comment on specific candidates and policies without that being a judgment on the candidate as a whole. I do sometimes express an opinion on a candidate as a whole *cough* Joe Biden *cough* but there is always a chance that will change between now and Spring of 2020 because all sorts of things can happen in that time. I do post a lot of coverage for a whole lot of candidates on purpose, because it's good to know what's out there and what is being discussed. Some days it will be a lot of one candidate because they ate the news cycle. It will hardly ever be all of them on one day because there are a fuckton of them. Again, presence or absence of a candidate in my social media output on a given day does not constitute proof I've picked a side. It's only March 2019, fucksake, people!

No, this is not aimed at any one person, it's just I'm noticing certain response trends.

* So I finally heard back from lung compressor people. They really lost my paperwork irrevocably, despite blithely billing Medicre every month. They need a fresh physician's order. I don't know how that went because crickets. This means Monday is erliest possible and I won't be able to leave the house on a weekday business hours until it comes. It also means no lung treatments for over a week by theearliest time they can get it to me.

Meanwhile the pollen count skyrocketted Wednesday. Which means on top of the drippy sinus stuff, My eyes hurt. A lot. And film over. Yes, I'm at maximum meds. yes, i'm filtering. The eye injured a few weeks ago took it 10x worse. By Thurdsay night it was like being stabbed at random. I had to wear an eye patch as that was the only way to endure it. So that was fun. It's also why posting pattern has been atypical.

I kept getting medical phone calls in the few hours I had to sleep, so I'm not at my best even if the damp has tamped down the allergy situation to annoying instead of dire.

I know I've been sucking at world news of late, because hit's been so wild here in the US. I'll be trying to catch some of it up this weekend.

* So I finally heard back from lung compressor people. They really lost my paperwork irrevocably, despite blithely billing Medicre every month. They need a fresh physician’s order. I don’t know how that went because crickets. This means Monday is erliest possible and I won’t be able to leave the house on a weekday business hours until it comes. It also means no lung treatments for over a week by theearliest time they can get it to me.

Meanwhile the pollen count skyrocketted Wednesday. Which means on top of the drippy sinus stuff, My eyes hurt. A lot. And film over. Yes, I’m at maximum meds. yes, i’m filtering. The eye injured a few weeks ago took it 10x worse. By Thurdsay night it was like being stabbed at random. I had to wear an eye patch as that was the only way to endure it. So that was fun. It’s also why posting pattern has been atypical.

I kept getting medical phone calls in the few hours I had to sleep, so I’m not at my best even if the damp has tamped down the allergy situation to annoying instead of dire.

I know I’ve been sucking at world news of late, because hit’s been so wild here in the US. I’ll be trying to catch some of it up this weekend.

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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* Upset about the abuse of big cats by people who shouldn't be allowed to keep them? Big cat rescue is trying to change laws to protect wild animals. "Cat Laws:" https://bigcatrescue.org/cat-laws/

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com or paypal.me/Gwydion

* Birthday/Solstice master list: https://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/1925021.html
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* "Brexit: What happens next?:" https://www.politico.eu/article/no-deal-brexit-theresa-may-article-50-what-happens-next/

* "EU grants Britain a short extension for Brexit:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/eu-grants-britain-a-short-extension-for-brexit-1462741571546

* "Greece charges 20 over deadly wildfires:" https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47468162

* "New Zealand Bans Assault Weapons:" https://transgriot.blogspot.com/2019/03/new-zealand-bans-assault-weapons.html

* "Doomed Boeing Jets Lacked 2 Safety Features That Company Sold Only as Extras:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/21/business/boeing-safety-features-charge.html

* "Trump endorses Israeli control of the disputed Golan Heights:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-endorses-israeli-control-of-the-disputed-golan-heights/2019/03/21/7cfc0554-4bfb-11e9-93d0-64dbcf38ba41_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.851306db14c6

* "‘Gone by Tonight’: Trump, Maps in Hand, Predicts the Collapse of ISIS:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/20/us/politics/trump-isis.html

* "Finns clap back at Nikki Haley: Our health care is great!:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/finns-clap-back-at-nikki-haley-our-health-care-is-great-1462735427537

* "Trump Has Now Shifted $1.3 Million Of Campaign-Donor Money Into His Business:" https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2019/03/20/trump-has-now-shifted-13m-of-campaign-donor-money-into-his-business/#5ffd58237aaf

* Well, that's on brand. "Trump wants Patriots owner Robert Kraft at White House despite prostitution bust:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/20/trump-bob-kraft-visit-1230492

* "Trump set to sign executive order on campus free speech:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/20/trump-free-speech-devos-1230490

* "Cummings demands docs on Kushner's alleged use of encrypted app for official business:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/21/elijah-cummings-jared-kushner-encrypted-app-1230978

* "But their emails: Seven members of Trump’s team have used unofficial communication tools:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/03/21/their-emails-seven-members-trumps-team-have-used-unofficial-communications-tools/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.491abbdf8587

* "IG investigating Shanahan over Boeing comments:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/20/pentagon-investigating-shanahan-boeing-ties-1284597

* I admit, this is the only thing I can think of likely to make me reassess him more positively as a primary candidate. "Joe Biden advisers debate Stacey Abrams as out-of-the-gate V.P. choice for 2020 run:" https://www.axios.com/2020-presidential-election-joe-biden-stacey-abrams-vp-54472f8f-5bb2-4d1f-bc7c-0544a09ebba5.html

* "Stacey Abrams' political clout a wild card as Biden seeks boost:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/stacey-abrams-political-clout-a-wild-card-as-biden-seeks-boost-1462831683919

* "Early running mate selection a seldom used, seldom rewarded ploy:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/early-running-mate-selection-a-seldom-used-seldom-rewarded-ploy-1462835779887

* "Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin Intentionally Exposed His Children to Chicken Pox Instead of Vaccinating Them:" https://www.thedailybeast.com/kentucky-governor-matt-bevin-intentionally-exposed-his-children-to-chicken-pox-instead-of-vaccinating-them?ref=home

* "Wisconsin judge blocks Republicans’ lame-duck power grab:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/wisconsin-judge-blocks-republicans-lame-duck-power-grab/2019/03/21/c83dc884-4c16-11e9-9663-00ac73f49662_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.6bb5206aafa6

* "ICE Has Been Wrongly Detaining U.S. Citizens In Florida Jails, Says ACLU:" https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ice-detainers-miami-florida-aclu_n_5c92c7c3e4b01b140d3536d9

* "ACLU: American citizens being detained by 'overzealous' ICE:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/aclu-american-citizens-being-detained-by-overzealous-ice-1462839875554

* "Border Patrol says detention centers are full — and starts releasing migrants:" https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-texas-border-migrants-released-20190319-story.html

* "Man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to CNN, Trump foes:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/21/cesar-sayoc-cnn-bombs-1231459

* "Meet the YouTube star who's de-radicalizing young, right-wing men:" https://news.vice.com/en_ca/article/qvym73/meet-the-youtube-star-whos-de-radicalizing-young-right-wing-men

* "Dr. Leana Wen - Planned Parenthood & Fighting the Politicization of Health Care - Extended Interview:"

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* "House Republicans Now Unanimous in Opposing Abortion Rights:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/house-republicans-now-unanimous-in-opposing-abortion-rights-11553172954

* TW: Rape "Sen. Martha McSally, the first female fighter pilot in combat, says she was raped in the military:" https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/8xyekx/sen-martha-mcsally-the-first-female-fighter-pilot-in-combat-says-she-was-raped-in-the-military

* "A massive study shows there’s no connection between measles vaccinations and autism:" https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/vbwqm8/a-massive-study-shows-theres-no-connection-between-measles-vaccinations-and-autism

* "The Experimental Ketamine Cure for Depression:" https://video.vice.com/en_us/video/the-experimental-ketamine-cure-for-depression/58af33f5d081c04e5f9e37ec

* "New Zealand's Weapons Ban, a Possible Joe Biden-Stacey Abrams Ticket & L.A.'s Unexpected Breakdancer:"

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* "Elizabeth Warren: Get Rid Of The Electoral College:"

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* "Just One Question With Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez:"

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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* Upset about the abuse of big cats by people who shouldn't be allowed to keep them? Big cat rescue is trying to change laws to protect wild animals. "Cat Laws:" https://bigcatrescue.org/cat-laws/

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com or paypal.me/Gwydion

* Birthday/Solstice master list: https://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/1925021.html
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* "Ebola Epidemic in Congo Could Last Another Year, C.D.C. Director Warns:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/16/health/ebola-congo-cdc.html

* "For Syrians, 8 years of war leaves stories of loss and hope:" https://www.apnews.com/11f21859afef4041b85dbefb68a4f2b7

* "Chris Hayes on the lessons of the Iraq war 16 years after it started:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/chris-hayes-on-the-lessons-of-the-iraq-war-16-years-after-it-started-1462032963655

* "For Trump, Brazil’s President Is Like Looking in the Mirror:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/19/us/politics/bolsonaro-trump.html

* "Trump Says Tariffs Will Stay Until China Complies With Deal:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-20/trump-says-tariffs-will-stay-on-until-china-complies-with-a-deal

* "Stephen's Heart Goes Out To New Zealand:"

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* "Trump’s Tax Cut Won’t Power the Growth He Predicts, Officials Concede:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/19/us/politics/trump-tax-cut-economic-forecast.html

* "Kellyanne Conway defends Trump after he attacked her husband:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/20/kellyanne-george-conway-trump-1229193

* "Judges lean toward Trump in hotel 'emoluments' case:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-emoluments-idUSKCN1R02M4

* "The Mueller Report Is Highly Anticipated. Here’s What We Already Know.:" https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/03/20/us/politics/mueller-investigation-people-events.html

* "Trump Lays Down Cover Fire Before Release Of Mueller Report:" https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trump-trashes-sessions-rosenstein-mueller-never-got-a-vote

* "Elijah Cummings accuses Trump administration of "unprecedented level of stonewalling, delay and obstruction":" https://www.newsweek.com/elijah-cummings-donald-trump-unprecedented-stonewalling-delay-obstruction-1368974

* "Lawyer: Prosecutors advise Gates not to cooperate with House probe yet:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/20/flynn-documents-house-judiciary-panel-1228630

* "Former Trump confidante to cooperate with House Democratic probe into Trump:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/20/politics/hope-hicks-house-democratic-investigation/index.html

* "Trump disregard for congressional oversight untenable in America:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/trump-disregard-for-congressional-oversight-untenable-in-america-1462109763815

* "Federal judge demands Trump administration reveal how its drilling plans will fuel climate change:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2019/03/20/federal-judge-casts-doubt-trumps-drilling-plans-across-us-because-they-ignore-climate-change/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8feea3b557cd

* "Trump To Nominate Former Delta Air Lines Executive To Lead FAA:" https://www.npr.org/2019/03/19/704900992/trump-to-nominate-former-delta-airlines-executive-to-lead-faa

* "DeVos wants to cut budget funding for student loan forgiveness, again:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/13/politics/betsy-devos-student-loan-forgiveness-budget/index.html

* "Chris Hayes: Welcome To Twitter, Devin Nunes:"

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* "Jay Inslee - Running for President on a Platform of Fighting Climate Change - Extended Interview:"

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* "New Colorado law will give state's electoral college votes to national popular vote winner:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/16/politics/colorado-presidential-vote-electoral-college-law/index.html

* "Trump could be left off some states’ ballots in 2020 if these bills become law:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/03/20/trump-could-be-left-off-some-states-ballots-if-these-bills-become-law/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8016abec893e

* "Florida gave former felons the right to vote. Legislators want them to pay first.:" https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/03/florida-lawmakers-weaken-amendment-four-felon-voting-rights/

* "Gillum to launch Florida voter-registration campaign to trip up Trump:" https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2019/03/20/gillum-to-launch-florida-voter-registration-campaign-to-trip-up-trump-923517

* "Florida Republicans try to restrict felon voting rights:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/florida-republicans-try-to-restrict-felon-voting-rights-1462034499631

* "America pays for the wall: thieves mock Trump by stealing border razor wire:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/20/mexico-trump-border-wall-tijuana

* "Trump wants to use a big banking settlement to help build his border wall:" https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/20/trump-wants-to-use-a-big-banking-settlement-to-help-build-the-wall.html

* "House Judiciary Committee Planning Hearing on the Rise of White Nationalism:" https://www.thedailybeast.com/house-judiciary-committee-planning-hearing-on-the-rise-of-white-nationalism

* TW: Child Abuse "A Louisiana teen with disabilities needed help. Why was he accused of trying to kill a cop?:" https://expo.nola.com/news/g66l-2019/03/f565c699759760/a-louisiana-teen-with-disabilities-needed-help-why-was-he-accused-of-trying-to-kill-a-cop.html

* "Will Packer - Documenting an American Tragedy with "The Atlanta Child Murders":"

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* TW: Pedophilia "Mystery parties seek secrecy in Jeffrey Epstein-related suit:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/20/jeffrey-epstein-related-lawsuit-1229908

* TW: Pedophilia "New reporting bolsters case Epstein prosecutors misled judge:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/new-reporting-bolsters-case-epstein-prosecutors-misled-judge-1462136899717

* "A Judge Has Ruled That Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Can’t Take Effect Yet After All:" https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/trump-transgender-military-ban-still-on-hold-judge

* "Autism tips for teachers – by an autistic teacher:" https://www.tes.com/news/autism-tips-teachers-autistic-teacher

* "NY lawmakers propose bill to allow teens to get vaccinated without parental consent:" https://abcnews.go.com/US/amid-measles-outbreak-ny-lawmakers-propose-bill-teens/story?id=61628468

* "An Indigenous Critique of the Green New Deal:" https://psmag.com/ideas/indigenous-knowledge-has-been-warning-us-about-climate-change-for-centuries

* "How 'This Land Is Your Land' Roamed And Rambled Into American Life:" https://www.npr.org/2019/03/14/702792467/woody-guthrie-this-land-is-your-land-american-anthem

* "Devin Nunes's Twitter Lawsuit, Robert Kraft's Sweetheart Legal Deal & The 1.4 Million-Dollar Pigeon:"

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* "Boeing's 737 Max Safety Debacle & Airplane Manufacturers' Power Over the FAA:"

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* "Who's Responsible for the Rise of Socialism in America?:"

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* "Joe Biden's Sloppy 2020 Talk, Bernie Sanders's Shower Injury & Beto O'Rourke's Apology Spree:"

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* "Students vs. Climate Change & Oil Companies vs. Oceans:"

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* "Ted Rye The Science Funding Cut Guy:"

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* "Trump Is Ready For A Non-Metaphorical Fight:"

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* "Netflix's Next 'Sexy Serial Killer' Documentary:"

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* "Mick Mulvaney Asks 'How Many Times?':"

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* "All New Zealand Asked Trump For Was 'Love':"

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* "Space Is Bad For Herpes Flare-Ups:"

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* "Poppy Frenzy in California, Mike Trout's Jaw-Dropping MLB Contract & Razor Wire Theft at the Border:"

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* "Guess Who's Running?:"

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* "The Muslim Ban is Still A Thing:"

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* "Black Future Month:"

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* "Public Shaming: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:"

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* Dishwasher guy was a nice older gentleman. He was, get this: on time at the start of the service window. We could not have fixed it ourselves. It was a small, fixable pump issue, plus a plug in the line.

No word back on the lung motor. I left another message.

Apparently my Medicare Advantage provider made some sort of mistake there end and mass mailed patients at the clinic cancelling everybody with them. Clinic got the first wave of panic Thursday and has been deluged since. Apparently Medicare Advantage are meant to be personally calling people to calm us down, but my guess is, I'm late in the alphabet, so...

Bonus? I am getting some free OTC stuff I am out of or low on. I get to place one order every three months. So. Much. Epsom.

Since it was a high mobility day, I got gas, went to a chaotic and nearly useless forage, and then spent the usual several hours camped in the tax line. I pretty much used everything I had, but the sink is empty and my gleanings put away.

The bill is already coming due, physically. Ugh. The shakes are terrible and my body is working up to a serious tantrum.

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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* Upset about the abuse of big cats by people who shouldn't be allowed to keep them? Big cat rescue is trying to change laws to protect wild animals. "Cat Laws:" https://bigcatrescue.org/cat-laws/

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com or paypal.me/Gwydion

* Birthday/Solstice master list: https://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/1925021.html
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* "Pictures From Youth Climate Strikes Around the World:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/15/climate/climate-school-strikes.html

* "Kellyanne Conway dismisses her husband’s concerns that Trump’s mental health is deteriorating:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/kellyanne-conway-dismisses-her-husbands-concerns-that-trumps-mental-health-is-deteriorating/2019/03/18/5d80369a-4972-11e9-93d0-64dbcf38ba41_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.c38881c28f26

* "Trump Rebukes General Motors and Union Over Idling of Lordstown Plant:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/18/business/general-motors-donald-trump.html

* "Rod Rosenstein staying at Justice Department 'a little longer':" https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/rod-rosenstein-staying-justice-department-little-longer-n984791

* "Another prosecutor leaving Mueller’s team:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/18/another-prosecutor-leaving-muellers-team-1226464

* "Mueller's office began investigating Michael Cohen as early as July 2017:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/19/mueller-investigation-michael-cohen-1226983

* "Legal battle between Michael Flynn and former business partner heats up:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/18/michael-flynn-business-partner-lawsuit-1225760

* "Trial of Trump transition official may expose new Flynn details:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/trial-of-trump-transition-official-may-expose-new-flynn-details-1461396547702

* "Federal Authorities Raided Trump Fundraiser’s Office in Money Laundering Probe:" https://www.propublica.org/article/federal-authorities-raided-trump-fundraisers-office-in-money-laundering-probe

* "Democrats target massage parlor proprietor linked to Trump:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-massageparlors-idUSKCN1QZ2MV

* "Federal judges grill lawyers who claim Trump violating emoluments clause:" https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/appeals-court-hear-arguments-trump-emoluments-lawsuit-n984586

* "GOP: Few targets met House deadline on Trump corruption probe docs:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/19/nadler-probe-trump-1227671

* "Trump officials prepared to stonewall Democratic oversight demands:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/19/trump-democrat-oversight-investigation-congress-1225761

* "Nadler encouraged by document response; thousands from Bannon:"http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/nadler-encouraged-by-document-response-thousands-from-bannon-1460668995656

* "House document responses pose challenge in processing:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/house-document-responses-pose-challenge-in-processing-1461393475913

* "CLEAN WATER ACT: EPA won't extend WOTUS comment period:" https://www.eenews.net/greenwire/2019/03/19/stories/1060127629

* So the plan is to saddle poor people with crushing debt without letting them get a degree instead of at least getting people get a college degree in exachange for crushing debt, while stealing access to subsidized loans. How is this better? Because it sure looks worse for me. They are really ramping up their class warfare. "White House proposes caps on student loan borrowing:" https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/white-house-proposes-caps-student-loan-borrowing-n984496

* "Inside Ben Carson's light work schedule: Not much work on Fridays:" https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/ben-carson-s-schedule-shows-friday-trips-florida-lunch-my-n983526

* "Rep. Devin Nunes sues Twitter for $250 million:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/18/devin-nunes-twitter-lawsuit-1226467

* "GOP strategist: Nunes "trying to use litigation to stifle free speech":" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/gop-strategist-nunes-trying-to-use-litigation-to-stifle-free-speech-1461319235994

* "Warren calls for eliminating the Electoral College:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/19/elizabeth-warren-eliminate-electoral-college-1226686

* "Democratic candidates want to get rid of the Electoral College:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/democratic-candidates-want-to-get-rid-of-the-electoral-college-1461329987533

* "Fundraising cranks up as Democratic primary campaigns get in gear:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/fundraising-cranks-up-as-democratic-primary-campaigns-get-in-gear-1460667459792

* "Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan joins board of Fox Corporation:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/19/media/paul-ryan-fox-corporation/index.html

* "How Sen. Gillibrand proposes to fund national paid leave:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/sen-gillibrand-s-proposal-on-national-paid-leave-1460581955962

* "Sen. Gillibrand: Expand GI bill to make college free with public service:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/sen-gillibrand-expand-gi-bill-to-make-college-free-with-public-service-1460577859607

* ”Gillibrand: 'On guns, I should have done more':" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/gillibrand-on-guns-i-should-have-done-more-1460547139982

* "Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on immigration and border security:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/sen-kirsten-gillibrand-on-immigration-and-border-security-1460571715971

* "Sen. Gillibrand addresses Al Franken controversy:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/sen-gillibrand-addresses-al-franken-controversy-1460588099758

* "Gillibrand: 'You do not defeat terrorism by being hateful':" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/sen-kirsten-gillibrand-tackles-anti-muslim-rhetoric-and-why-she-want-to-run-against-pres-trump-1460590659690

* "Supreme Court rules for Trump on detaining immigrants:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/19/supreme-court-immigrants-detained-past-crimes-1281117

* "Wajahat Ali: "Donald Trump is a racist":" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/wajahat-ali-donald-trump-is-a-racist-1461315651999

* TW: Pedophilia. "How Cardinal George Pell Became the Highest-Ranking Catholic Official to Be Convicted of Child Abuse:" https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/george-pell-cardinal-australia-sexual-abuse-children-rape-807780/

* TW: Pedophilia. "Age of victim in prosecution of Jeffrey Epstein, long a source of confusion, eased his obligations to register as a sex offender:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/age-of-victim-in-prosecution-of-jeffrey-epstein-long-a-source-of-confusion-eased-his-obligations-to-register-as-a-sex-offender/2019/03/17/57063cd8-4035-11e9-a44b-42f4df262a4c_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.c590c5534a6d

* TW: Pedophilia "Age of victim in Epstein deal eased sex offender penalties: WaPo:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/age-of-victim-in-epstein-deal-eased-sex-offender-penalties-wapo-1460664899809

* "Robert Kraft offered plea deal in prostitution solicitation case:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/03/19/robert-kraft-offered-plea-deal-prostitution-solicitation-case/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.cee16f602601

* "Timetable for Deer Park chemical blaze indefinite as fire grows:" https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Timetable-for-Deer-Park-chemical-blaze-indefinite-13701585.php

* "Australia's Border Fence:"

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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* Upset about the abuse of big cats by people who shouldn't be allowed to keep them? Big cat rescue is trying to change laws to protect wild animals. "Cat Laws:" https://bigcatrescue.org/cat-laws/

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com or paypal.me/Gwydion

* Birthday/Solstice master list: https://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/1925021.html
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* "U.S. Military Now Preparing to Leave as Many as 1,000 Troops in Syria:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-military-now-preparing-to-leave-as-many-as-1-000-troops-in-syria-11552853378

* "Meghan McCain rips into 'pathetic' Trump after attacks on her father:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/18/meghan-mccain-donald-trump-1225108

* "A Mar-a-Lago Weekend and an Act of God: Trump’s History With Deutsche Bank:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/18/business/trump-deutsche-bank.html

* "Inside Rudy Giuliani's cable news vanishing act:" https://www.axios.com/rudy-giuliani-cable-television-mueller-report-d961eecc-271b-488c-bdb3-3c1c459e9027.html

* "Rain melts Greenland ice even in winter:" https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47485847

* Monday was a mess. I got crappy sleep, but my lungs were good and my legs working reasonably well, so I dragged myself out to forage. Apparently I missed girl scout cookie season the second year in a row. Pharmacy wasn't ready. Library couldn't find one of my books. I paid Small Bill and came home with my sparse gleanings to discover my health plan is making me switch from literally the best doctor I ever had with no explanation and my lung motor had died. Oh, and it's clear the catastrophic failure of my dishwasher drainage system is well beyond my skills to fix. I somehow need to figure out how to clean up the last failed attempt and miraculously raise about 250.00 if I want a dishwasher that dish washes. Sigh. Look, I've lived without before, but my rack is long gone, I haven't room in tiny kitchen, and I'm medically fragile so double washing is just good sense. I'm basically fucked. I called around for estimates anyway. The only live person answering gave me the 250, figure. It's less than new, but not by all that much. Oh, and they lost my lung machine paperwork, so that's a drama they need to sort out their end tomorrow. No clue when I'll have medicine again. I need to try to figure out what to do about the Doctor thing tomorrow as I hit the 5 o'clock mark. honestly I just want to cry. Everything looks impossible and the dishwasher kitchen sink situation seems insurmountable. Plus I need to pay for eyeglasses early next month.

Update: Tuesday. I hit the exhaustion wall early and hard. It was a go directly to bed do not pass go situation, so I couldn't even post what I had. I slept like the dead and woke up late and so dizzy it was like I'd been at the rum. So apparently that's what was up with my ear last night and not simple congestion. I still had to get the washing machine prepped and force myself to eat something. All this moving around was at great personal riskand I had a few serious near misses. Still no lung machine as they never got back to me and I didn't call about the Doctor thing.

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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* Upset about the abuse of big cats by people who shouldn't be allowed to keep them? Big cat rescue is trying to change laws to protect wild animals. "Cat Laws:" https://bigcatrescue.org/cat-laws/

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

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* "Dodging bullets, a father of 4 confronted the New Zealand shooter and saved lives:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/16/asia/new-zealand-father-confronted-mosque-shooter/index.html

* ”Politicians, public swiftly condemn Aussie senator who punched ‘egg boy’ in the face:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/03/16/teenager-egged-australian-senator-who-blamed-terrorist-attack-immigration-then-got-punched-face/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.86c02a1d8952

* "White terrorists humanized, renamed ‘shooters’ by many in media:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/australian-leader-blames-immigrants-for-new-zealand-attack-gets-egged-1459757123822

* "Trump says he does not think white nationalism is a rising global threat:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/15/politics/white-house-new-zealand-mosque-attacks/index.html

* "The racist theory that links terrorism in New Zealand to the Trump presidency:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/03/18/racist-theory-that-links-terror-new-zealand-trump-presidency/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.10290b0fa435

* "Trump finds plenty to be outraged about -- aside from New Zealand:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/18/politics/donald-trump-new-zealand-white-supremacy/index.html

* "Trump response to New Zealand mosque massacre dismays:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/trump-calls-white-nationalist-extremists-small-group-of-people-1459753027593

* "New Zealand puts social media spreading extremism in spotlight:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/new-zealand-terrorist-weaponized-social-media-to-take-attack-viral-1459772995996

* "Trump statements on immigrants, Islam audited after New Zealand:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/white-house-chief-of-staff-says-trump-not-white-supremacist-1459779651791

* "Black women voters in Ohio say Democrats need a moderate:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/ohio-voters-on-biden-vs-trump-and-2020-democratic-field-1459776067849

* "Actually, Women Do Ask for Money. They Just Don’t Get It.:" https://www.thecut.com/2019/03/women-do-ask-money-work-salary-raise.html

* TW: Sexual Harassment. "Former Gillibrand aide resigned in protest over handling of sex harassment claims:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/11/gillibrand-sexual-harassment-1214831

* "So Kentucky Pretty Much Banned Abortion This Week:" https://www.wonkette.com/so-kentucky-pretty-much-banned-abortion-this-week

* "'Not Dead Enough': Public Hospitals Deny Life-Saving Abortion Care to People in Need - Rewire.News:" https://rewire.news/article/2019/03/07/not-dead-enough-public-hospitals-deny-life-saving-abortion-care-to-people-in-need/

* If you live in Ontario, stand up against school funding cuts: https://sabotabby.dreamwidth.org/2251807.html

* "Sunday Sweets Strikes Gold:" https://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2019/3/17/sunday-sweets-strikes-gold.html

*****
* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* Upset about the abuse of big cats by people who shouldn't be allowed to keep them? Big cat rescue is trying to change laws to protect wild animals. "Cat Laws:" https://bigcatrescue.org/cat-laws/

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com or paypal.me/Gwydion

* Birthday/Solstice master list: https://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/1925021.html
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* "Top lawyers on Manafort getting 7.5 years vs. Kilpatrick’s 28:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/lawyers-on-what-manafort-s-sentence-says-about-justice-system-1459526211648

* "Voting Rights Roundup: Democrats pass historic bill to ban gerrymandering and secure voting rights:" https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/3/8/1840627/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Democrats-pass-historic-bill-to-ban-gerrymandering-and-secure-voting-rights?

* "What college admissions scandal teaches about income inequality:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/lori-loughlin-felicity-huffman-charged-in-admissions-bribery-plot-1459523139888

* "How the reparations question could impact Democrats in 2020:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/reparations-for-slavery-becoming-2020-hot-button-issue-1459503171691

* "Puerto Ricans decry austerity, hurricane help at hearing:" https://www.apnews.com/1211eb3e68b24c35a994c60973c8de65

* "The human cost of insulin in America:" https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47491964

* "Trump indirect on white nationalism issue after mosque killings:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/new-zealand-shooter-calls-trump-symbol-of-renewed-white-identity-1459497539691

* "Jewish Caricatures at Belgian Carnival Set Off Charges of Anti-Semitism:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/08/world/europe/belgium-carnival-anti-semitism.html

* "Methadone Helped Her Quit Heroin. Now She’s Suing U.S. Prisons to Allow the Treatment.:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/15/health/methadone-prisons-opioids.html

* "Rabid animals don't always foam at the mouth—here's what to look out for instead:" https://www.popsci.com/rabies-virus-symptoms?dom=rss-default&src=syn#page-2

* "Zuckerberg's Privacy Manifesto is Actually About Messaging:" https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-privacy-pivot-messaging/

* "On the late-Victorian fetishization of india rubber dildo:" https://breathedout.dreamwidth.org/79410.html

* "Oops! Famously Scathing Reviews of Classic Books From The Times’s Archive:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/09/books/scathing-reviews-classic-books.html

* "Evil Corner: Black Lightning 2x15: The Alpha:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/black-lightning-2x15-the-alpha/

*****
* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* Upset about the abuse of big cats by people who shouldn't be allowed to keep them? Big cat rescue is trying to change laws to protect wild animals. "Cat Laws:" https://bigcatrescue.org/cat-laws/

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com or paypal.me/Gwydion

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* "NZ attacks suspect appears in court:" https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47590685

* "Christchurch mosque shooting: what we know so far:" https://www.vox.com/world/2019/3/14/18266624/christchurch-mosque-shooting-new-zealand-gunman-what-we-know

* "Australia bans Milo Yiannopoulos after comments on New Zealand mosque attacks:" https://thehill.com/homenews/media/434361-australia-bans-milo-yiannopoulos-after-new-zealand-mosque-attacks

* "North Korea Threatens to Scuttle Talks With the U.S. and Resume Tests:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/15/world/asia/north-korea-kim-jong-un-nuclear.html

* "Trump-connected lobby firms cash in with foreign governments:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/15/trump-lobby-firms-foreign-governments-1222197

* "Mueller, in U.S. court filing, says multiple probes continue:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-gates-idUSKCN1QW1ZT

* "The House voted 420 to 0 to release the Mueller report. So why is Lindsey Graham blocking the bill?:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/03/15/house-voted-release-mueller-report-so-why-is-lindsey-graham-blocking-it/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.b9c5b1d0b2d5

* "Newsom on skewed death row: 'I cannot support that system':" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/newsom-on-skewed-death-row-i-cannot-support-that-system-1459352644001

* "Trump issues first veto of his presidency:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/15/trump-veto-national-emergency-1223285

* "The New Zealand shooter called immigrants "invaders." Hours later, so did Trump.:" https://www.vox.com/2019/3/15/18267745/new-zealand-mosque-attack-invade-trump

* "Trump makes gross mix of NZ condolences with border stunt:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/trump-makes-gross-mix-of-nz-condolences-with-border-stunt-1459355203844

* "Trump again nods toward violence by his supporters — and maybe something bigger:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/03/14/trump-again-nods-toward-violence-by-his-supporters-maybe-something-bigger/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.67b6ace0d753

* "Trump’s Breitbart Biker Threat Came From the Putin Playbook—Then Tweet Deleted After Mosque Massacre:" https://www.thedailybeast.com/trumps-biker-threat-came-from-the-putin-playbook-but-tweet-deleted-after-mosque-massacre?ref=scroll

* Don't hold your breath for overturning the veto, but now is an excellent time to tell your Republican Congress Critter to stand against the Emergency Declaration just in case. If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:

Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* "Trump administration to deny more visa applicants who may use public assistance:" https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-administration-deny-visa-applicants-whove-public-assistance/story?id=61656543

* "Trump may send volunteer force to border:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/14/trump-border-national-emergency-volunteers-1271346

* This is even worse the the headline looks. ”Trump Administration Cuts The Size Of Fines For Health Violations In Nursing Homes:" https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/03/15/702645465/trump-administration-cuts-the-size-of-fines-for-health-violations-in-nursing-hom?

* This is gross and terrifying that a government official did this. "Trump admin tracked individual migrant girls' pregnancies:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/trump-admin-tracked-individual-migrant-girls-pregnancies-1459294787849

* "The Latest: 16 arrested at NYC student climate protest:" https://www.apnews.com/e6078214f32b4bc6bad6ba5812946e81

* "Heirs to abused climate skip school for worldwide protest:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/heirs-to-abused-climate-skip-school-for-worldwide-protest-1459353155556

* Slut Shaming Alexander Hamilton: http://s-leary.tumblr.com/post/183485685782/edenfenixblogs-divinedorothy-forcesense

*****
* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* Upset about the abuse of big cats by people who shouldn't be allowed to keep them? Big cat rescue is trying to change laws to protect wild animals. "Cat Laws:" https://bigcatrescue.org/cat-laws/

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com or paypal.me/Gwydion

* Birthday/Solstice master list: https://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/1925021.html
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* "'We don't have time to wait:' Teenagers fight for a greener planet:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/14/world/global-climate-strike-teenagers-school-walkout-greta-thunberg-intl/index.html

* "'There is no Planet B': Tens of thousands of students ditch school for climate change rallies:" https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-15/students-walk-out-of-class-to-protest-climate-change/10901978

* "New Zealand Muslim leaders call for calm after mosque attacks:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/15/new-zealand-muslim-leaders-call-for-calm-after-mosque-attacks

* "Attacks could reverse gains in Congo’s Ebola fight, says WHO:" http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/mar/14/attacks-could-reverse-gains-in-congos-ebola-fight-/

* "Theresa May has finally got the Brexiters where she wants them:" https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/14/theresa-may-brexit-article-50-delay

* "Venezuela’s inflation worse than Zimbabwe, Iran, amid grinding economic crisis:" https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/venezuela/article227814159.html

* "Are Kenyans still scandalized by scandals?:" https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-47554326

* "Senate rebukes Trump with vote ordering U.S. military to end support for Saudi-led war in Yemen:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/senate-rebukes-trump-with-vote-ordering-us-military-to-end-support-for-saudi-led-war-in-yemen/2019/03/13/da6a24a8-45c2-11e9-8aab-95b8d80a1e4f_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.86ba1e9ec343

* "Mnuchin’s Hollywood Ties Raise Ethical Questions in China Talks:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/14/us/politics/mnuchin-china-trade-hollywood.html

* "Russians may have laundered money through Trump Organization, president could be “compromised,” Schiff says:" https://www.newsweek.com/russians-laundered-money-trump-organization-1362120

* ”Mnuchin tussles with House Democrats over Trump's tax returns:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/14/mnuchin-trump-tax-returns-1221286

* TW: Sexual Assault "Court allows defamation suit against Trump to proceed:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/14/summer-zervos-trump-1221742

* "NY attorney general: Evidence shows Trump misused charity:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/ny-attorney-general-evidence-shows-trump-misused-charity/2019/03/14/8d7ab87e-469e-11e9-94ab-d2dda3c0df52_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.d5060bcfc61c

* "House overwhelmingly approves resolution urging release of Mueller report:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/14/house-resolution-release-mueller-report-1221287

* "FBI’s Peter Strzok told Congress election tampering was a ‘far graver threat’ than Clinton email scandal, new transcript says:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/house-republicans-release-transcript-of-former-fbi-official-peter-strzok/2019/03/14/96c1c3c6-4655-11e9-90f0-0ccfeec87a61_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.c31bd3839ecf

* "GOP's transcript release gambit backfires upon actual reading:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/gop-s-transcript-release-gambit-backfires-upon-actual-reading-1458542147704

* "Report: DNC hack may have used tech system in Steele dossier:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/report-dnc-hack-may-have-used-tech-system-in-steele-dossier-1458536515723

* "Beto announces bid for president:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/14/beto-orourke-2020-president-1207704

* "Beto O'Rourke is running for president:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/beto-o-rourke-is-running-for-president-1458432067967

* Does he realize that Social security is less than a thousand a month? Why does he think people with complex and expensive medical needs ought to have less money than the able bodied? "US presidential hopeful: Free money can help save the country from jobs lost to robots:" https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/10/andrew-yang-universal-basic-income-to-protect-jobs-from-automation.html

* "South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg Just Proved He's One to Watch for 2020:" https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a26785867/pete-buttigieg-candidate-2020/

* "Sen. Vicki Marble Doubles Down on Threat to 9News Reporter: "I'll Ambush HIM with MY Camera Crew!":" https://coloradotimesrecorder.com/2019/03/colorado-lawmaker-doubles-down-on-threat-to-9news-reporter-ill-ambush-him-with-my-camera-crew/14466/

* "Trump Jr. serves up another self-own:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/trump-jr-serves-up-another-self-own-1458433091794

* "How Does Losing Medicaid Help You Get a Job?:" https://www.thenation.com/article/arkansas-medicaid-work-requirement-healthcare/

* "Families of Sandy Hook shooting victims can sue gunmaker Remington over 2012 attack, court says:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/families-of-sandy-hook-shooting-victims-can-sue-gunmaker-remington-over-2012-attack-court-says/2019/03/14/4222b1ec-4671-11e9-aaf8-4512a6fe3439_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.29c1c0c6b8e5

* "Sandy Hook families win ruling to seek gun maker accountability:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/sandy-hook-families-win-ruling-to-seek-gun-maker-accountability-1458545731929

* "Sandy Hook families see legal path around gun industry immunity:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/sandy-hook-families-see-legal-path-around-gun-industry-immunity-1458551875837

* "Senate deals blow to Trump in vote to terminate border emergency:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/14/romney-alexander-national-emergency-1221317

* "Congress takes historic action blocking Trump on emergency call:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/congress-takes-historic-action-blocking-trump-on-emergency-call-1458542659936

* Don't hold your breath for overturning the veto, but now is an excellent time to tell your Republican Senator to stand against the Emergency Declaration just in case. If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:

Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* "Democrats call on Wilbur Ross to resign:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/democrats-call-on-wilbur-ross-to-resign-1458445891594

* "Hunter High School Is 9 Percent Black or Hispanic. Why Isn’t It Part of the Diversity Debate?:" https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/21/nyregion/hunter-high-school-diversity-exam.html

* "The surprising benefits of serving prisoners better food:" https://www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2019/03/prison-food-health-commissary-strike-public-health-chronic-disease-pelican-bay/

* TW: Rape, Pedophilia "New details revealed in alleged R. Kelly assault of Baltimore teenager in 1996:" https://www.newsweek.com/r-kelly-accused-1996-sexual-assault-baltimore-witness-comes-forward-1362321

* "Jacob Tobia - Promoting a "Gender-Chill" Exploration of Identity with "Sissy" :"

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* "Pentagon issues new transgender policy limiting service members to birth gender:" https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/pentagon-issues-transgender-policy-limiting-service-members-birth/story?id=61643836

* "America’s Cities Are Running on Software From the ’80s:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-28/america-s-cities-are-running-on-software-from-the-80s

* "AI can spot the pain from a disease some doctors still think is fake:" https://qz.com/1349854/ai-can-spot-the-pain-from-a-disease-some-doctors-still-think-is-fake/

* "Amazon Will Pay a Whopping $0 in Federal Taxes on $11.2 Billion Profits:" http://fortune.com/2019/02/14/amazon-doesnt-pay-federal-taxes-2019/

* "X-Ray Analysis Reveals Self-Portrait Hidden Under Artemisia Gentileschi Painting:" https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/x-ray-analysis-reveals-self-portrait-hidden-under-artemisia-gentileschi-painting-180971653/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=socialmedia&fbclid=IwAR33Ae8DJjUqMj0souhUQDSeDFspuZJsbywS3f_bS73cp0SCOLWlhkdSDXQ

* "Beto O'Rourke Enters the 2020 Race & Andrew Yang's Campaign for Universal Basic Income:"

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* "Arrested Developments - Dumb Solutions to Policing Problems:"

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* "Mike Pence Loses Some Office Space:"

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* "Now That's What I Call An Alibi:"

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* "Trump Told Gen. Kelly To 'Get Rid Of My Kids':"

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* "A Republican Rebuke Of The President:"

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* "Doin' It Donkey Style: Born To Beto:"

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* "Meanwhile... The Wearable Penis Camera:"

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* I not only successfully completed the scheduled phone bureaucracy, but made several other necessary phone calls. More phone calls I need to make appeared in my mail, but I ran out of time and anyway needed to food and lung. Today's scheduled bureaucracy was about a program that helps elderly and disabled home owners get repairs they can't afford. As a result, the plumbing plans are on hold, since having a licensed a bonded plumber sort it for free would be worth waiting for even if right now the kitchen sink is spewing rotted milk again.

* "G and S parody: Xena; or the Warrior Princess:" http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~valkyrie/parody/xena.html

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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* Upset about the abuse of big cats by people who shouldn't be allowed to keep them? Big cat rescue is trying to change laws to protect wild animals. "Cat Laws:" https://bigcatrescue.org/cat-laws/

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com or paypal.me/Gwydion

* Birthday/Solstice master list: https://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/1925021.html
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* "Trump follows lead of other nations and grounds Boeing 737 Max planes:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/13/ethiopian-airlines-crash-canada-grounds-737-max-us-stands-alone

* "Blumenthal: "Entirely unconfident in FAA":" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/blumenthal-entirely-unconfident-in-faa-1457692739847

* "The massage parlor owner peddling access to Trump has ties to Chinese government-linked groups:" https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/03/the-massage-parlor-owner-peddling-access-to-trump-has-ties-to-chinese-government-linked-groups-cindy-yang/

* "Trump says he called Apple CEO 'Tim Apple' to 'save time & words':" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/11/trump-apple-tim-cook-1215608

* "DOJ Probes Whether Fugitive Financier Supplied Donation to Trump Re-Election Effort:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/doj-probes-whether-fugitive-financier-supplied-donation-to-trump-re-election-committee-11552482187

* "Manafort sentence reaches 7.5 years in Mueller case:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/13/paul-manafort-sentencing-1219274

* "Manhattan DA announces state fraud charges against Manafort:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/13/politics/paul-manafort-new-york/index.html

* "With prison time added, Manafort fixates on 'no collusion mantra':" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/with-prison-time-added-manafort-fixates-on-no-collusion-mantra-1457757763868

* "NYC charges Manafort with state crimes Trump can't pardon:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/nyc-charges-manafort-with-state-crimes-trump-can-t-pardon-1457759811971

* "Lawyer said Michael Cohen could 'sleep well tonight' after speaking to Rudy Giuliani:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/13/politics/michael-cohen-email-costello/index.html

* "Michael Cohen's attorney sends letter clarifying pardon testimony:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/12/politics/michael-cohen-attorney-pardon-testimony/index.html

* "After Closed Meeting, Nadler Makes New Claims About Whitaker's DOJ Conduct:" https://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/nadler-whitaker-follow-up-doj-conduct

* "Whitaker discussed case involving Trump with Trump: Nadler:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/whitaker-discussed-case-involving-trump-with-trump-nadler-1457760835655

* "Mueller says Flynn’s cooperation ‘complete’:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/12/michael-flynn-cooperating-1219273

* "Schiff says it’s a ‘mistake’ for Mueller not to interview Trump:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/schiff-says-its-a-mistake-for-mueller-not-to-interview-trump/2019/03/10/3ab5a344-4359-11e9-8aab-95b8d80a1e4f_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.f2ebe8f139c6

* "White House rejects Cummings request to interview Trump lawyer over hush money:" https://www.axios.com/white-house-rejects-elijah-cummings-oversight-trump-hush-money-3609b50c-0e56-4a14-97ab-bb9685b7336d.html

* "Two ways to grill a witness:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/two-ways-to-grill-a-witness-1457688131831

* "Rep. Tulsi Gabbard On America's Role In The World:"

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* "House Democrats to grill Wilbur Ross over census citizenship question:" https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/house-democrats-grill-wilbur-ross-over-census-citizenship-question-n981956

* "Democrats introduce latest version of DREAM Act, offering protection to more young immigrants:" https://thinkprogress.org/house-democrats-re-introduce-dream-act-expanding-protections-for-more-immigrants-2b76ca6aad6c/

* "Trump campaign adviser dismisses White House diversity question, asks about black people in Lincoln admin:" https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/433410-trump-campaign-adviser-dismisses-white-house-diversity-question-how

* "GOP megadonor Mercer family donated to nonprofit that celebrates 'English-speaking peoples':" https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/13/gop-megadonor-mercer-family-donated-to-nonprofit-that-celebrates-english-speaking-peoples.html

* "Defenders of Tucker Carlson decry ‘hit piece’ by Media Matters:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/03/11/defenders-tucker-carlson-decry-hit-piece-by-media-matters/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.ec53d58fc76c

* "Methodist Churches Across U.S. Are Publicly Rebelling Against Their Leadership’s Anti-LGBTQ Stance:" https://thegailygrind.com/2019/03/07/methodist-churches-across-u-s-are-publicly-rebelling-against-their-leaderships-anti-lgbtq-stance/

* "Dean Resigns Over School's Choice To Not Consider Chick-fil-A:" https://www.huffpost.com/entry/dean-resigns-over-chick-fil-a_n_5c7ff9bce4b020b54d8155f6

* "Click Restraint: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #9:"

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* "Social Media: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #10:"

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* "Robocalls: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:"

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* "New Trump Nicknames For 2020 Democrats:"

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* "Tucker Carlson's Terrible Apology For 'Naughty' Comments:"

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* "President Trump Simplifies Air Force One:"

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* "Celebrities Give Bribery The Old College Try:"

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* "College Bribery Scam: The Balls on These People:"

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* "Is Tucker Carlson a White Supremacist?:"

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* "The Great Ilhan Omar Debate:"

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* "#MeToon:"

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* "R. Kelly Interview Cold Open - SNL:"

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* "Weekend Update: Leslie Jones' Funeral Plans - SNL:"

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* "The Impossible Hulk - SNL:"

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* "Bok Bok - SNL:"

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* "Twists in Fantasy Mark Tortall and Other Lands: Part 2:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/twists-fantasy-tortall-other-lands/

* "The Friday poem: "Monica", by Hera Lindsay Bird:" https://thespinoff.co.nz/featured/13-05-2016/the-friday-poem-monica-by-hera-lindsay-bird/

*****
* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* Upset about the abuse of big cats by people who shouldn't be allowed to keep them? Big cat rescue is trying to change laws to protect wild animals. "Cat Laws:" https://bigcatrescue.org/cat-laws/

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com or paypal.me/Gwydion

* Birthday/Solstice master list: https://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/1925021.html
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* "Ebola treatment center attacked again as Congo battles a deadly epidemic:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/10/health/ebola-drc-congo-who-death/index.html

* "Canada’s Justin Trudeau is Facing a Divisive Political Scandal. Can He Survive?:" http://time.com/5547518/trudeau-wilson-raybould-canada-scandal/

* "Brazil's Bolsonaro ridiculed after tweeting explicit carnival video:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/06/bolsonaro-carnival-pornographic-tweet-ridiculed

* "Pompeo says 'constraint' on Venezuela action has been lifted:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/12/politics/venezuela-pompeo-constraint/index.html

* "Pompeo Accuses Cuba and Russia of Propping Up Venezuelan Ruler:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/11/us/politics/us-venezuela-pompeo.html

* "US withdraws embassy personnel from Venezuela as crisis worsens:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/us-withdraws-embassy-personnel-from-venezuela-as-crisis-worsens-1456982595848

* "Rash foreign policy leaves Trump with limited Venezuela options:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/rash-foreign-policy-leaves-trump-with-limited-venezuela-options-1456983619868

* "US and Canada are the only two nations still flying many Boeing 737 Max planes:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/12/africa/airlines-suspend-boeing-flights-intl/index.html

* "Trump admin assurances on plane's safety ring hollow abroad:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/trump-admin-assurances-on-plane-s-safety-ring-hollow-abroad-1456981571906

* "U.S. Navy reports 'relentless cyber attacks' by Chinese hackers and other foreign adversaries:" https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/3/12/1841590/-U-S-Navy-reports-relentless-cyber-attacks-by-Chinese-hackers-and-other-foreign-adversaries

* "New York attorney general is investigating Trump projects:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-deutsche-bank-idUSKBN1QT0NU

* "As Dems arm for more investigations, Trump insider confides, 'We're not ready':" https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/democrats-arm-investigations-trump-insider-confides-ready/story?id=61605995

* "Mueller probe already financed through September:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-budget-mueller-idUSKBN1QS2QB

* "Mueller May Drop Second Report That Can’t Be Buried:" https://www.thedailybeast.com/mueller-may-drop-second-report-that-cant-be-buried

* "Adam Schiff: Evidence Available Already Shows That Trump Should Be Indicted:" https://www.npr.org/2019/03/12/702538563/adam-schiff-evidence-available-already-shows-that-trump-should-be-indicted

* "Trump at risk for alleged role in hush payments, Stormy Daniels' former lawyer says:" https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/president-trump-risk-alleged-role-hush-payments-stormy/story?id=61611957

* "Nancy Pelosi: "I'm against impeachment":" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/nancy-pelosi-i-m-against-impeachment-1456896579628

* "Rep. Max Rose to Mitch Mcconnell: whose side are you on?:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/rep-max-rose-to-mitch-mcconnell-whose-side-are-you-on-1456625219520

* "John Oliver wants to fight robocalls by robocalling the FCC:" https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/11/18260660/john-oliver-robocalls-fight-fcc

* "Cancer institute director named acting FDA commissioner:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/12/fda-commissioner-1217908

* "Speaker Pelosi Revokes Vice President Pence's House Office Space:" https://www.npr.org/2019/03/12/702577175/speaker-pelosi-revokes-mike-pences-house-office-space

* "Jay Inslee tells Chris Hayes that he wants to gut the filibuster to fight climate change:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/jay-inslee-tells-chris-hayes-that-he-wants-to-gut-the-filibuster-to-fight-climate-change-1456896067584

* "Admissions scandal reveals why America’s elite colleges are under fire:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/12/college-admission-scandal-1265869

* "50 charged in massive college admission bribery scandal:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/50-charged-in-massive-college-admission-bribery-scandal-1456905283543

* "U.S. set to close international immigration offices:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/12/citizenship-immigration-international-offices-close-1218137

* "Immigration is beneficial to economies, even after 100 years:" https://phys.org/news/2019-03-immigration-beneficial-economies-years.html

* "Trump: ‘Very seriously’ considering designating Mexican drug cartels as terrorists:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-very-seriously-considering-designating-mexican-drug-cartels-as-terrorists/2019/03/12/9bfc30f0-44cb-11e9-8aab-95b8d80a1e4f_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.271cb90544fc

* "‘Ineffective, irreversible and immoral:’ Gavin Newsom halts death penalty for 737 inmates:" https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article227489844.html

* "California Governor Newsom moves to end state's death penalty:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/california-governor-newsom-moves-to-end-state-s-death-penalty-1456982083779

* "Appeals court rules Ohio can defund Planned Parenthood:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/12/defund-planned-parenthood-ohio-lawsuit-1262052

* "How Driving is Encouraged and Subsidized:" https://usa.streetsblog.org/2019/03/06/heres-how-driving-is-encouraged-and-subsidized-by-law/

* Monday I had forage and the change of a twenty gallon, which I combined with switching the tank lighting with the other twenty. This is because Livia Sweet has recently taken to standing on her hind legs and peering wistfully into the tank. I think se wated to fish, but didn't want to get wet and it always takes her couple of weeks to a month to get used to a new idea and try it. This configuration dramatically increases the difficulty on the tank she's taken an interest in. It's not perfect, but she's easy to discourage for better or worse and this at least buys a bunch of time.

Tuesday I did my "Wheel Man" thing to help friends who had things to transport, but no vehicle. It pretty much involves me sitting in the car while they work, but it was mid sleep cycle. After, I had about an hour of phone bureaucracy. All this extra phone bureaucracy is in aid of me getting services that I desperately need. It also means a huge amount of being charming to people on the phone and allowing authorities into my life in a way that I have trouble accepting. I am now officially "Special Needs" because of my poverty and physical fragility. If you know me at all, you know how hard all of this is for me. I am really bad with even the kindest of intrusive authority, no matter how much I for real like the people doing it. I am terrible at trust and ceding control.

I am doing it anyway because it needs to be done. I am self aware enough to see how badly I am deteriorating physically and thus how many things I have had to let slip. This is long term more sustainable and rational, but hard choices are one of my strengths.

I had to stay up for Wednesday dentist. I made progress on the links, but the news has been coming so fast and hard that by the time I absolutely had to shut down and go, I only had half of Monday and half of Tuesday done. I did not have time to post the dreamwidth digest, and after the dentist, I just did the lung treatment and went the fuck to bed. Phone bureaucracy called me back at 4, but I really, really needed the sleep, which means up and dressed for phone bureaucracy tomorrow. Sigh. And Friday is forage. This is too many things for y to handle in a week and my body is screaming. And Wednesday was an over the top news day. I will do what I can.

An amusing side note from the teeth cleaning: For all that I am a ruin and unrecognizable from what I once was, the hygienist could not believe I was nearly 50. I still have the baby face that had people thinking I was in High school until I was nearly forty, even if that face looks nothing like it did when people used to stop and stare at me on the street. She eventually asked me about my skin care regimen, which is hilarious, given I have none beyond the occasional spot treatment for zits stretching all the way back to adolescence. I told her I was an original Goth. I mostly just avoid the sun. No sun bathing and relatively little exposure has preserved my skin better than the entire cosmetics industry could have.

In related news, despite the damage done by not being able to afford dental copays for several years, my TMJ, and my shitty gum genetics, my teeth are doing pretty well for nearly half a century of wear. I'm going back in July to have a spot on my most problematic molar looked at, but really I'm doing well with a normal tooth regimen. At least one part of me still works.

*****
* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* Upset about the abuse of big cats by people who shouldn't be allowed to keep them? Big cat rescue is trying to change laws to protect wild animals. "Cat Laws:" https://bigcatrescue.org/cat-laws/

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com or paypal.me/Gwydion

* Birthday/Solstice master list: https://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/1925021.html
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* "Former day spa owner built business on access to Trump circle:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/former-day-spa-owner-built-business-on-access-to-trump-circle-1456228931898

* "Behind the scenes: Trump tells RNC donors that the "Democrats hate Jewish people":" https://www.axios.com/trump-rnc-donors-democrats-jewish-people-anti-semitism-94b86cee-d741-4ca8-be3d-4244326b2cb5.html

* Nero much? "President Trump won club championship without actually playing in it:" https://www.golf.com/news/2019/03/10/president-trump-club-championship-did-not-enter/

* "Fmr. Blackwater founder Erik Prince gets called out for apparently lying:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/fmr-blackwater-founder-erik-prince-gets-called-out-for-apparently-lying-1456145987534

* "Closer look at Manafort lie raises new questions about Trump PAC:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/closer-look-at-manafort-lie-raises-new-questions-about-trump-pac-1456228419975

* "DeVos Illegally Delayed Special Education Rule, Judge Says:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/08/us/politics/betsy-devos-special-education.html

* It's a joke, right? No one could possibly think this would fly. "'Dead on arrival': Democrats dismiss Trump budget plan with $8.6bn for wall:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/11/trump-wall-budget-demand-sane-according-to-white-house-chief

* "Sherrod Brown: I’m happy staying in the Senate:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/10/sherrod-brown-2020-senate-1214823

* I like Sherrod Brown, but I'm glad he's not running. He's on my "I'd rather him in the Senate" List. "Sherrod Brown: 'We've got to talk to workers':" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/sherrod-brown-we-ve-got-to-talk-to-workers-1456142915989

* "GOP fuss over potential Beto 2020 candidacy primed to backfire:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/gop-fuss-over-potential-beto-2020-candidacy-primed-to-backfire-1456230467878

* "GOP lawmaker tried to silence a black senator in a gun law debate. She stood her ground — and won.:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/03/09/gop-lawmaker-tried-silence-black-senator-gun-law-debate-she-stood-her-ground-won/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.32ab501a1c05

* "Rutger Bregman - "Utopia for Realists" and Big Ideas for an Equitable Economy - Extended Interview:"

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* "Fox News, After Rebuking Jeanine Pirro, Faces Another Uproar Over Tucker Carlson:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/11/business/media/jeanine-pirro-ilhan-omar.html

* "Media Matters president on exclusive new audio of Fox News host Tucker Carlson:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/chris-discusses-exclusive-new-audio-of-fox-news-host-tucker-carlson-1456168003854

* "School lessons targeted by climate change doubters:" https://www.apnews.com/6f5ae325e919481fa081c188b1d5dc3f

* "Laws Broken: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory:"

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* "Ethiopian Airlines Crash, Paul Manafort's Prison Sentence & Jussie Smollett's Indictment:"

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* "Beto O'Rourke's Texas-Sized Tease & Joe Biden's Lead in Presidential Polls:"

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*****
* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* Upset about the abuse of big cats by people who shouldn't be allowed to keep them? Big cat rescue is trying to change laws to protect wild animals. "Cat Laws:" https://bigcatrescue.org/cat-laws/

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com or paypal.me/Gwydion

* Birthday/Solstice master list: https://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/1925021.html
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* "Chelsea Manning sent to jail for refusing to testify in WikiLeaks case:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/chelsea-manning-sent-to-jail-for-refusing-to-testify-in-wikileaks-case/2019/03/08/ecb9eda8-41b4-11e9-9361-301ffb5bd5e6_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.e66563aea7ed

* "Trump is learning on the job:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/trump-is-learning-on-the-job-1454906435529

* "Trump inauguration took money from shell companies tied to foreigners:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/08/trump-inauguration-money-shell-companies-revealed

* "Trump promised manufacturing jobs would stay but they’re not:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/gm-shutters-major-plant-1-700-jobs-impacted-1455095363634

* "Rep. Waters: ‘We have everything we need to impeach Trump’:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/trump-linked-to-17-known-investigations-1455097923522

* "Democrats to probe Trump abuse of power in AT&T-Time Warner deal:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/democrats-to-probe-trump-abuse-of-power-in-at-t-time-warner-deal-1454959683513

* "A White House source leaked to House Dems on Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump's clearances:" https://www.axios.com/jared-kushner-ivanka-trump-security-clearance-leak-0a312b92-4a2d-4a70-a7fa-7fb7980d5305.html

* "White House leaks to Congress escalate trouble for Trump:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/white-house-leaks-to-congress-escalate-trouble-for-trump-1454953027750

* "House Democrats eye Trump business taxes as part of investigation:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/house-democrats-eye-trump-business-taxes-as-part-of-investigation-1454955587603

* "Bill Shine abruptly resigns as White House communications chief:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bill-shine-abruptly-resigns-as-white-house-communications-chief/2019/03/08/71d3a8aa-41c2-11e9-a0d3-1210e58a94cf_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.d11693537f18

* "Trump allegedly expected media makeover from communications chief:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/trump-white-house-communications-director-bill-shine-exits-why-1455394883914

* "Julian Castro Takes a Swipe at Bernie Sanders Over Reparations:" https://www.thedailybeast.com/2020-democratic-contenders-julian-castro-takes-a-swipe-at-bernie-sanders-over-reparations

* "Elizabeth Warren Proposes Breaking Up Tech Giants Like Amazon and Facebook:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/08/us/politics/elizabeth-warren-amazon.html

* "Elizabeth Warren wants to break up big tech:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/elizabeth-warren-wants-to-break-up-big-tech-1454900291916

* "Biden’s tough talk on 1970s school desegregation plan could get new scrutiny in today’s Democratic Party:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bidens-tough-talk-on-1970s-school-desegregation-plan-could-get-new-scrutiny-in-todays-democratic-party/2019/03/07/9115583e-3eb2-11e9-a0d3-1210e58a94cf_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.856738e91028

* This does a good job of summing up why I hope he's not the nominee. "For long-time politicians, the risk of running is in the replay:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/for-long-time-politicians-the-risk-of-running-is-in-the-replay-1454955587781

* "Biden’s widely known and loved but can he win the nomination?:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/joe-biden-criticized-for-past-comments-on-race-crime-1455390787831

* "'Meh': AOC throws 'serious shade' at political moderates:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/-meh-aoc-throws-serious-shade-at-political-moderates-1455370819886

* "Rep. Sewell calls House Bill HR 1 voter protection a ‘no brainer’:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/house-democrats-pass-legislation-for-voting-rights-anti-corruption-1455092291720

* "House broadly condemns hate after anti-Semitism dispute:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress/house-set-to-vote-on-anti-hate-resolution-thursday/2019/03/07/e5332520-40ee-11e9-85ad-779ef05fd9d8_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.97ff5d238177

* "Trump, Netanyahu 'have unleashed horror in the American Jewish community':" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/trump-netanyahu-have-unleashed-horror-in-the-american-jewish-community-1455341124000

* "Carrie Ann Lucas, Disability Rights Activist and Attorney, Dies Following Denial From Insurance Company:" https://rewire.news/article/2019/02/25/carrie-ann-lucas-disability-rights-activist-and-attorney-dies-following-denial-from-insurance-company/

* "ICE Is Detaining 50,000 People, an All-Time High:" https://www.thedailybeast.com/ice-is-detaining-50000-people-a-new-all-time-high

* Now is an excellent time to tell your Republican Senator to stand against the Emergency Declaration. If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:

Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* "El Chapo Highlighted Mexican Corruption, but Drug Money Also Lubricates U.S. Border:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/18/us/drugs-crossing-border.html

* "The founder of the spa chain where Robert Kraft was busted has mingled with Trump and his allies:" https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/03/trump-cindy-yang-robert-kraft-republicans/

* "Donor, Mar-a-Lago member may have offered Trump access to clients:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/trump-access-allegedly-offered-by-former-day-spa-owner-report-1455384131805

* "Frankie Gonzales-Wolfe Is Running For San Antonio City Council:" https://transgriot.blogspot.com/2019/03/frankie-gonzales-wolfe-is-running-for.html

* "Facebook’s global lobbying against data privacy laws:" https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/mar/02/facebook-global-lobbying-campaign-against-data-privacy-laws-investment?CMP=share_btn_tw

* TW: Pedophilia. For the last couple of days I've been watching Leaving Neverland. It's a hard thing to watch, but I think it's really important. On a basic level, I think it helps survivors and their families to be able to tell their truths. I think it's especially important given the death threats and hatred aimed at them in this case. I think it's important because the long form allowed them to really show how the grooming process works. (I was someone who saw the Oprah interview about a year before the first accusations came out and thought, "Oh shit! He's molesting them! Given the neighborhood whee I grew up I am really good at spotting grooming behaviors.) I think parents need to see this to better understand how they can be seduced. It's a gradual thing, and while it's easy to look at the end result and wonder what they were thinking, hearing how it happened makes it both easier to understand and guard against. I think it's important too see the messy and complicated feelings that these men had then and have now as adults about what happened to them. I know this was the hardest part, but I'm glad the men were so clear and explicit about what was done to them, not for any prurient reason, but because I think it's important for the people who tried to poopoo or minimize the damage or who called them liars to look into their faces and hear them talk about it in detail. These terrible things effected their whole families including their eventual wives. It was utterly devastating to them personally. The damage wasn't small, the acts committed over and over for a long stretch of time were utterly inexcusable and disgusting.

I am so damned tired of men like Michael Jackson, Roman Polanski, R. Kelly, Jeffery Epstein, etc. getting away with these terrible crimes because they are rich and famous. I am tired of the endless round of victim blaming and survivors being treated as disposable.

If this documentary can make it so that next time the survivors get support and empathy and the perpetrator is vilified instead of the other way round it, I'm all for showing it. Being a witness is important. Listening to the words of survivors is important. No amount of genius can ever justify these atrocities.

* "Sunday Sweets: IT'S ABOUT TIME:" https://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2019/3/10/sunday-sweets-its-about-time.html

*****
* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* Upset about the abuse of big cats by people who shouldn't be allowed to keep them? Big cat rescue is trying to change laws to protect wild animals. "Cat Laws:" https://bigcatrescue.org/cat-laws/

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com or paypal.me/Gwydion

* Birthday/Solstice master list: https://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/1925021.html
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* "Trump and Cohen in a Twitter tussle over pardon claims:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/08/trump-cohen-pardon-1213081

* "How to Rebuild the Labor Movement, State by State:" https://prospect.org/article/how-rebuild-labor-movement-state-state

* "Search The Thousands Of Disaster Buyouts FEMA Didn't Want You To See:" https://www.npr.org/2019/03/05/696995788/search-the-thousands-of-disaster-buyouts-fema-didnt-want-you-to-see

* "Twenty Years Ago, I Helped Convict Two Men of Murder. I’ve Regretted It Ever Since.:" https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/03/juror-revisits-murder-trial-20-years-later.html

* "In Russia, gender equality still a long way off:" https://www.apnews.com/70499d77d5bd4ea3b4462d32907420d4

* "Toxic parenting myths make life harder for people with autism. That must change.:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/toxic-parenting-myths-make-life-harder-for-people-with-autism-that-must-change/2019/02/25/24bd60f6-2f1b-11e9-813a-0ab2f17e305b_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.14699fea019f

* "Inside the disgustingly gloopy fight against super-gonorrhoea:" https://www.wired.co.uk/article/fight-against-super-gonorrhoea

* "Heatwaves sweeping oceans ‘like wildfires’, scientists reveal:" https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/04/heatwaves-sweeping-oceans-like-wildfires-scientists-reveal

* So here's the thing: When I wrote this I'd been up 30 hours straight. I had things to do today and that's just how it worked out. My coherence is starting to fray and I only just started on the afternoon/evening news. I have a ton of articles queued up to read, but my eyes stopped focusing properly and I'm have to reread things an annoying number of times to make sense of them so I'm posting dreamwidth digest and whatever scraps I have and going to bed. Sorry. A bunch of things happened today I really want to know more about, but I physically can't right now.

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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* Upset about the abuse of big cats by people who shouldn't be allowed to keep them? Big cat rescue is trying to change laws to protect wild animals. "Cat Laws:" https://bigcatrescue.org/cat-laws/

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com or paypal.me/Gwydion

* Birthday/Solstice master list: https://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/1925021.html
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* "The school saving lives with dance:" https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-47377077

* "Only six countries have equal rights for men and women, World Bank finds:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/02/europe/world-bank-gender-equality-report-intl/index.html

* "Trump blames Cohen testimony in part for failed deal with North Korea:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-blames-cohen-testimony-for-failed-deal-with-north-korea/2019/03/03/4d11c082-3e26-11e9-a44b-42f4df262a4c_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.c655c8104315

* "Michael Cohen sues the Trump Organization:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/07/politics/michael-cohen-sues-the-trump-organization/index.html

* "Cohen's lawyer says Trump advisers were 'dangling' pardons:" https://apnews.com/ddf70cc5587f4cd59c6f89cd7622db1d

* "Giuliani Says Lawyers Have Sought Trump Pardons for Their Clients:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/06/us/politics/giuliani-trump-pardons.html

* "Paul Manafort sentenced to about 4 years in prison in Virginia case:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/paul-manafort-sentencing/2019/03/07/77f527b2-3e94-11e9-9361-301ffb5bd5e6_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.7e44b1fcdad5

* "Former Trump campaign chair sentenced to 47 months in prison:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/former-trump-campaign-chair-sentenced-to-47-months-in-prison-1454240323976

* This was pretty much my reaction too. "Judge's light Manafort sentence undercuts justice system: McQuade:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/judge-s-light-manafort-sentence-undercuts-justice-system-mcquade-1454242371576

* "Rep. Eric Swalwell: Manafort's sentence is far too short:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/rep-eric-swalwell-manafort-s-sentence-is-far-too-short-1454179907820

* "Wilbur Ross broke law, violated Constitution in census decision, judge rules:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/wilbur-ross-broke-law-violated-constitution-in-census-decision-judge-rules/2019/03/06/9d7962aa-404c-11e9-a0d3-1210e58a94cf_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.35ec1fa72f64

* "A federal judge says Trump's Commerce Secretary threatens our "democratic system":" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/a-federal-judge-says-trump-s-commerce-secretary-threatens-our-democratic-system-1454188611563

* "Trump's new science adviser says it's not his job to correct the president on climate change:" https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/zma8qe/trumps-new-science-adviser-says-its-not-his-job-to-correct-the-president-on-climate-change

* "Author: "Climate change is not one issue":" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/author-climate-change-is-not-one-issue-1454183491624

* "Wyoming Legislature extends lifeline to coal power:" https://www.hcn.org/articles/coal-wyoming-lawmakers-extend-lifeline-to-coal-power

* "McConnell won't allow vote on election reform bill:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/06/mcconnell-election-reform-bill-1207702

* "The Electoral College Is the Greatest Threat to Our Democracy:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/28/opinion/the-electoral-college.html

* "DHS Secretary Nielsen defends the administration's immigration policies in contentious hearing:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/06/politics/nielsen-immigration-hearing/index.html

* "Kelly says a full border wall would be a 'waste of money':" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/07/john-kelly-border-wall-1209344

* Now is an excellent time to tell your Republican Senator to stand against the Emergency Declaration. If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:

Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* "Leaked Documents Show the Government Tracking Journalists:" https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Source-Leaked-Documents-Show-the-US-Government-Tracking-Journalists-and-Advocates-Through-a-Secret-Database-506783231.html

* "More migrants crossing US southern border in large groups:" https://www.apnews.com/dc480280bdbb49349ce552b4f3a6861c

* "Muslim Immigrants Sue ICE for Getting in the Way of Religious Observance:" https://theintercept.com/2019/02/27/ice-detention-center-muslim-immigrants-glades/

* "Jeffrey Epstein, Alan Dershowitz, and Pals Accused of Sex-Trafficking Ring:" https://www.thedailybeast.com/jeffrey-epstein-alan-dershowitz-and-pals-accused-of-sex-trafficking-ring?ref=scroll

* "‘The Police Act Like We Are Nothing’:" https://theappeal.org/the-police-act-like-we-are-nothing/

* "A disturbing new phase of the opioid crisis: How rehab recruiters are luring recovering addicts into a deadly cycle:" https://www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2019/02/opioid-epidemic-rehab-recruiters/

* "A Brief History of British and Irish Languages - Starkey Comics:" https://starkeycomics.com/2019/03/01/a-brief-history-of-british-and-irish-languages/

* "The Trailblazing Black Female Doctor That American History Forgot:" https://www.ozy.com/flashback/the-trailblazing-black-female-doctor-that-american-history-forgot/92708

* "Food Was a Lot More Dangerous: The History of the FDA:" https://thenib.com/food-used-to-be-a-lot-more-dangerous-history-of-the-fda?t=default

* "Losing the Rat Race:" http://nowiknow.com/losing-the-rat-race/

* "Kim Jong-Un Envisions A Third Summit:"

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* "Trump Has Been Living A Double Life:"

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* "Trump Projected His Academic Shortcomings Onto Obama:"

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* "Did R. Kelly's Interview Look Familiar?:"

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* "Hozier Performs 'Almost':"

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* Petra on Deadly Class is so frigging relatable. High School me wasn't her, but I wasn't all that far off.

* "Lala Land: Black Lightning 2x14, 'Original Sin':" https://www.thefandomentals.com/lala-land-black-lightning-214-original-sin/


*****
* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* Upset about the abuse of big cats by people who shouldn't be allowed to keep them? Big cat rescue is trying to change laws to protect wild animals. "Cat Laws:" https://bigcatrescue.org/cat-laws/

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com or paypal.me/Gwydion

* Birthday/Solstice master list: https://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/1925021.html
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* "Maduro vows to defeat 'crazed minority':" https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-47464414

* "How to Tackle Venezuela’s Military Problem:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/04/opinion/venezuela-military-maduro-guaido.html

* "Trump cancels Obama policy of reporting drone strike deaths:" https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-cancels-obama-policy-reporting-drone-strike-deaths-n980156

* The Republicans continue to win their War on the American Economy. "As trade deficit explodes, Trump finds he can’t escape the laws of economics:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/trump-promised-to-shrink-the-trade-deficit-instead-it-exploded/2019/03/05/35d3b1e0-3f8f-11e9-a0d3-1210e58a94cf_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.152f22a18410

* "Democratic Probe Of Trump’s Role In Keeping FBI HQ Across From His Hotel Deepens:" https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-fbi-headquarters-hotel_n_5c8051bae4b020b54d81ec52

* "Congress demands documents on Trump role in FBI headquarters plan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/congress-demands-documents-on-trump-role-in-fbi-headquarters-plan-1453520963758

* "In the Middle of His Official Business, Trump Took the Time to Send Checks to Michael Cohen:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/05/us/politics/trump-michael-cohen-checks.html

* "Investigators checking if Trump lying includes financial docs:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/investigators-checking-if-trump-lying-includes-financial-docs-1453520963591

* "President pressured staff to grant security clearance to Ivanka Trump:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/05/politics/ivanka-trump-security-clearance-pressure/index.html

* "McConnell preps new nuclear option to speed Trump judges:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/06/trump-mcconnell-judges-1205722

* "The Senate just confirmed a judge who interned at an anti-LGBTQ group. She’ll serve for life.:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2019/03/06/senate-just-confirmed-judge-who-interned-an-anti-lgbtq-group-shell-serve-life/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.4ba175fa823c

* "Democratic National Committee rejects Fox News for debates, citing New Yorker article:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/democratic-national-committee-rejects-fox-news-for-debates-citing-new-yorker-article/2019/03/06/a0bdf55c-402e-11e9-922c-64d6b7840b82_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.768a2e0f094a

* "DNC Chair tells Chris Hayes that the highest levels of Fox News are "not playing it straight":" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/dnc-chair-tells-chris-hayes-that-the-highest-levels-of-fox-news-are-not-playing-it-straight-1453445699790

* "Congress asked top experts for a plan to cut child poverty in half. Here it is.:" https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/2/28/18243690/child-poverty-expert-study-child-allowance-national-academy

* "Nielsen evades even yes or no questions on the Hill:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/nielsen-evades-even-yes-or-no-questions-on-the-hill-1453450819594

* "Congresswoman Barragán and Chris Hayes on today's child separation hearing:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/congresswoman-barragan-and-chris-hayes-on-today-s-child-separation-hearing-1453450819709

* Now is an excellent time to tell your Republican Senator to stand against the Emergency Declaration. If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:

Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* "ICE Has Kept Tabs on ‘Anti-Trump’ Protesters in New York City:" https://www.thenation.com/article/ice-immigration-protest-spreadsheet-tracking/

* "'Safety' In U.S. Schools Means More Cops And Fewer Counselors:" https://www.huffpost.com/entry/aclu-report-school-safety_n_5c7d3e01e4b0e5e313cd5e00

* "The American Right hankers for a civil war: a history in four videos:" https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/2/25/1837424/-The-American-Right-hankers-for-a-civil-war-a-history-in-four-videos?detail=emaildksp

* "The 'Shame Of Thrones' Trailer Is Here:"

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* "Meanwhile... The Super Hot Lincoln Statue:"

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* "Hozier Performs 'Almost':"

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* So here's the deal. I've been shaky since Saturday. Maybe I'm sick. Maybe it's system strain. *shrugs* It's a thing that happens and is beyond my control. I did forage and do a co-op things restock, Monday, which turns out to have been a really wise decision even though it completely thrashed me, because today, when I pulled myself out of bed after crappy sleep due to way to many political spam and scammer calls, it was snowing fast and hard and had started to stick. I had two days left of a crucial thing I use everyday and was meaning to go get it after forage today. If it was really going to snow like that, pretty much needed to go then or not at all until things melted. It was early enough I gambled on there being enough time to do a run out and back. I skipped forage and gas, since I had enough left with margin. It kept snowing until after dark. If it stays, we're going to be all right.

Tuesday's rescheduled phone bureaucracy was more like two plus hours, but it went well, I think. I'll know better in a week or two.

* "I Need These Midcentury-Faced White Men To Leave Me Alone:" https://www.shatnerchatner.com/p/i-need-these-midcentury-faced-white

*****
* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* Upset about the abuse of big cats by people who shouldn't be allowed to keep them? Big cat rescue is trying to change laws to protect wild animals. "Cat Laws:" https://bigcatrescue.org/cat-laws/

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com or paypal.me/Gwydion

* Birthday/Solstice master list: https://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/1925021.html
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* "No sign of progress after 'robust' Brexit talks in Brussels:" https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/mar/06/no-sign-of-progress-after-robust-brexit-talks-in-brussels

* "North Devon MP: Decision to donate Keira’s organs should be ‘an inspiration’ to others:" https://www.northdevongazette.co.uk/news/maxs-law-keira-ball-1-5407353

* "Iraq says it will prosecute French ISIL fighters:" https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/02/iraq-prosecute-french-isil-fighters-190225154733224.html

* "Trump moves to end special trade treatment for India:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/05/economy/india-us-trade/index.html

* "Trump says he agrees '100%' with keeping U.S. troops in Syria:" https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-says-he-agrees-100-percent-keeping-u-s-troops-n979466

* "Trump's impulsiveness dictates U.S. foreign policy:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/trump-s-impulsiveness-dictates-u-s-foreign-policy-1452733507538

* "North Korea rebuilds part of launch site it promised the US it would dismantle:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/06/north-korea-rebuilds-part-of-launch-site-it-promised-the-us-it-would-dismantle

* "NK reactivating missile site after Trump's failed summit:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/nbc-nk-reactivating-missile-site-after-trump-s-failed-summit-1452816452000

* "Sen. Murphy on North Korea report: 'So much for Art of the Deal':" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/sen-murphy-on-north-korea-report-so-much-for-art-of-the-deal-1452811331616

* "As Trump and Kim Met, North Korean Hackers Hit Over 100 Targets in U.S. and Ally Nations:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/03/technology/north-korea-hackers-trump.html

* Oh look! A bribe! "T-Mobile acknowledges its patronage of Trump’s Washington hotel increased sharply after announcement of merger with Sprint:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/t-mobile-acknowledges-its-patronage-of-trumps-washington-hotel-increased-sharply-after-announcement-of-merger-with-sprint/2019/03/05/d123be66-3ecb-11e9-922c-64d6b7840b82_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.5233778f15ee

* "Trump's DC hotel becomes backchannel for administration influence:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/trump-s-dc-hotel-becomes-backchannel-for-administration-influence-1452815427650

* "House Democrats likely to seek 10 years of Trump’s tax returns in coming weeks:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/house-democrats-likely-to-seek-10-years-of-trumps-tax-returns-in-coming-weeks/2019/03/05/84fd3752-3ec0-11e9-9361-301ffb5bd5e6_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.1bd477709b2a

* ”Trump Organization’s Insurance Policies Under Scrutiny in New York;" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/05/nyregion/trump-aon-risk-services-subpoena.html

* "Republicans reject calls to probe Trump role in hush-money payments:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/05/politics/republicans-trump-hush-money-payments/index.html

* "Adam Schiff Hires a Former Prosecutor to Lead the Trump Investigation:" https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/adam-schiff-hires-a-former-prosecutor-to-lead-the-trump-investigation

* "Lawmakers exploring possible pardon talks involving Michael Cohen:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/lawmakers-exploring-possible-pardon-talks-involving-michael-cohen/2019/03/02/35dfd94e-3b88-11e9-aaae-69364b2ed137_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.16ba72b5713d

* "Mueller tells judge of new Roger Stone post on Instagram:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/04/mueller-roger-stone-post-instagram-1202919

* "W.H. refusal of House security document request sets up showdown:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/w-h-refusal-of-house-security-document-request-sets-up-showdown-1452810819834

* "Trump insurance filings under scrutiny after Cohen accusations:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/trump-insurance-filings-under-scrutiny-after-cohen-accusations-1452816451600

* "Barr won’t recuse himself from Mueller oversight:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/04/barr-wont-recuse-mueller-1203210

* "FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to step down:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/05/fda-commissioner-scott-gottlieb-to-resign-1205427

* "Trump plans to nominate D.C.’s U.S. attorney, Jessie Liu, for Justice Dept.’s No. 3 job:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-plans-to-nominate-dcs-us-attorney-jessie-liu-for-justice-depts-no-3-job/2019/03/05/89417950-3f91-11e9-a0d3-1210e58a94cf_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.371894cecd60

* "Trump DOJ maneuver would allow him to replace key prosecutor:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/trump-doj-maneuver-would-allow-him-to-replace-key-prosecutor-1452808259993

* "White House tells Dems it won't hand over Kushner security clearance docs:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/05/jared-kushner-security-clearance-1204984

* "House Dems introduce bill to protect Trump admin whistleblowers with NDAs:" https://thehill.com/homenews/house/432691-house-dems-introduce-bill-to-protect-trump-admin-whistleblowers-with-ndas

* "Matthew Whitaker, former acting attorney general, leaves Justice Department:" https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-whitaker-steps-down-20190304-story.html

* "Awkward: How Trump’s past donations could haunt 2020 Dems:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/05/2020-presidential-dems-trump-money-1202938

* "John Hickenlooper, former Colorado governor, joins Democrats’ 2020 slate:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/john-hickenlooper-colorado-2020-democrat-president/2019/03/03/27486406-09ff-11e9-a3f0-71c95106d96a_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.57f6fd6c7e57

* Good. I didn't want him. "Michael Bloomberg Will Not Run for President in 2020:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/05/us/politics/michael-bloomberg-2020.html

* "Chris Hayes sees a contest within a contest for the 2020 Democratic primary:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/chris-hayes-sees-a-contest-within-a-contest-for-the-2020-democratic-primary-1452062275518

* "21 states to file suit to block Trump administration’s abortion ‘gag rule’ in family planning program:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2019/03/04/california-files-suit-block-trump-administrations-abortion-gag-rule-family-planning-program/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.7bd3f63b7781

* TW: Pedophilia "Day of reckoning: A wave of fresh accusations against priests has been unleashed:" https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2019/02/28/catholic-priest-abuse-rochester-ny-child-victims-act/2949197002/

* "Naughty Flags Are Waiting For Your Call:"

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* "Trump's Historically Long, Epically Weird Speech:"

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* "Why 'Michael Cohen Is A Liar' Is A Lazy Argument:"

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* "Donkey Style: Bernie's Humble Beginnings:"

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*****
* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* Upset about the abuse of big cats by people who shouldn't be allowed to keep them? Big cat rescue is trying to change laws to protect wild animals. "Cat Laws:" https://bigcatrescue.org/cat-laws/

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com or paypal.me/Gwydion

* Birthday/Solstice master list: https://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/1925021.html
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* "Trump restaurants received 'critical' health code violations, including live mice:" https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/2/20/1836257/-Trump-restaurants-received-critical-health-code-violations-including-live-mice

* "President Trump has made 9,014 false or misleading claims over 773 days:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/03/04/president-trump-has-made-false-or-misleading-claims-over-days/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.9f27254d2ee3

* "The Making of the Fox News White House:" https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/03/11/the-making-of-the-fox-news-white-house

* "House Democrats prepare case to request Trump tax returns:" https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/house-democrats-prepare-effort-request-trump-tax-returns-n978246

* "House Democrats open sweeping corruption probe into Trump’s world:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/04/nadler-trump-investigation-1201488

* "Warner: ‘Enormous amounts of evidence’ of possible Russia collusion:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/03/mark-warner-trump-russia-collusion-1200571

* Oh really? "Roger Stone attorneys say it ‘did not occur’ to them to tell judge about new book despite gag order:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/roger-stone-attorneys-set-to-answer-to-us-judge-monday-for-new-book-amid-gag-order/2019/03/03/ce7b00f6-3dcd-11e9-a0d3-1210e58a94cf_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.0f8ee514e7ae

* "Democrats launch wave of inquiries after GOP oversight abdication:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/democrats-launch-wave-of-inquiries-after-gop-oversight-abdication-1452120643955

* "Nadler: 'Our job is to protect the rule of law in this country':" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/nadler-our-job-is-to-protect-the-rule-of-law-in-this-country-1452123715507

* "Inslee builds 2020 presidential campaign on climate change agenda:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/inslee-builds-2020-presidential-campaign-on-climate-change-agenda-1452125763516

* "Gov. Inslee: Climate change is a 'true national emergency':" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/gov-inslee-climate-change-is-a-true-national-emergency-1452119107923

* "Rand Paul to oppose Trump on national emergency:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/03/rand-paul-trump-national-emergency-1200372

* Now is an excellent time to tell your Republican Senator to stand against the Emergency Declaration. If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:

Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* I am too tired and ill to write about my day. I am exhausted and only made it half way through the US news and didn't touch world news at all. My apologies

*****
* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* Upset about the abuse of big cats by people who shouldn't be allowed to keep them? Big cat rescue is trying to change laws to protect wild animals. "Cat Laws:" https://bigcatrescue.org/cat-laws/

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com or paypal.me/Gwydion

* Birthday/Solstice master list: https://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/1925021.html
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* "Was Trump’s diplomatic team ready for North Korea meeting?:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/trump-kim-nuclear-summit-ends-suddenly-with-no-agreement-1451355715603

* "Trump org CFO Weisselberg could be key in Russia investigation:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/trump-org-cfo-weisselberg-figured-strongly-in-cohen-testimony-1451358275617

* "How far will conservative media go to downplay Cohen testimony?:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/trump-controversies-cohen-testimony-ignored-by-right-wing-media-1451363907521

* "Are Democrats truly in disarray as many media outlets report?:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/joe-biden-calling-pence-decent-sparks-backlash-on-left-1451364419784

* "Why the Myth of the “Savage Indian" Persists:" https://www.sapiens.org/culture/native-american-stereotypes/

* "Transphobia Is Bad For Business- Victoria's Secret Closing 53 Locations:" https://transgriot.blogspot.com/2019/03/transphobia-is-bad-for-business.html

* "Broadway Book Musicals: Crash Course Theater #50:"

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* "How to Get Your Laundry Done in Ancient Mesopotamia:" https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/at-the-cleaners-ancient-mesopotamia

* "Prodigy singer Keith Flint dies aged 49:" https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/mar/04/prodigy-singer-keith-flint-dies-aged-49

* RIP "The Prodigy - ‘Breathe’:"

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* "Automation: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:"

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* "Discworld as Ground-Level Fantasy:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/discworld-as-ground-level-fantasy/

* "Mardi Gras Sweets:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2019/3/3/mardi-gras-sweets.html

*****
* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* Upset about the abuse of big cats by people who shouldn't be allowed to keep them? Big cat rescue is trying to change laws to protect wild animals. "Cat Laws:" https://bigcatrescue.org/cat-laws/

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com or paypal.me/Gwydion

* Birthday/Solstice master list: https://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/1925021.html
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* "He's Vietnamese. She's From North Korea. They Had To Wait 3 Decades To Marry:" https://www.npr.org/2019/02/27/698501335/hes-vietnamese-shes-from-north-korea-they-had-to-wait-30-years-to-marry

* "U.S. to end large-scale military drills with South Korea:" https://www.nbcnews.com/news/military/u-s-end-large-scale-military-drills-south-korea-n978111

* "Cohen could levy more shocking allegations against Trump soon:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/trump-called-racist-by-cohen-during-congressional-testimony-1451086915555

* "Can a Person Refuse a Presidential Pardon?:" http://mentalfloss.com/article/546756/can-person-refuse-presidential-pardon

* "Did Trump lie about involvement in Kushner’s security clearance?:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/trump-allegedly-ordered-officials-to-give-kushner-security-clearance-1451084355626

* "Democrats weigh who can beat Trump in 2020:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/trump-could-be-defeated-in-2020-by-one-of-these-democrats-1451126339649

* "Advocates: Trump policies are causing surge in illegal border crossing:" https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/trump-restricted-flow-border-more-migrants-trying-sneak-through-undetected-n976356

* "Rep. Tlaib accuses Rep. Meadows of using ‘black woman as a prop’:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/racism-accusations-against-trump-spark-clash-at-cohen-hearing-1451089987732

* "Death and surrender to power in the clothing of men.:" https://popula.com/2019/02/24/about-face/

* "Arizona lawmakers can honor Justice O'Connor by passing the Equal Rights Amendment:" https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/ej-montini/2019/01/16/sandra-oconnor-equal-rights-amendment-arizona-legislature/2594106002/

* "House Speaker apologizes for calling pregnant women ‘host bodies’ in abortion interview:" https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article226978389.html

* "Greener Childhood Associated With Happier Adulthood:" https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/02/25/697788559/greener-childhood-associated-with-happier-adulthood

* "The Real Economic Powerhouses Are Mega-Regions, Not Nations:" https://www.citylab.com/life/2019/02/global-megaregions-economic-powerhouse-megalopolis/583729/

* "The Clandestine Cultural Knowledge of Ancient Graffiti:" https://hyperallergic.com/484163/the-clandestine-cultural-knowledge-of-ancient-graffiti/

* "How Turkish coffee destroyed an empire:" https://www.1843magazine.com/food-drink/food-fight/how-turkish-coffee-destroyed-an-empire

* "In 1930s Tunisia, French Doctors Feared a 'Tea Craze' Would Destroy Society:" https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/tea-in-tunisia

* "Michael Cohen Hearing Cold Open - SNL:"

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* "John Mulaney Stand-Up Monologue - SNL:"

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* "Cut for Time: Dianne Feinstein Message - SNL:"

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* "Bodega Bathroom - SNL:"

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* "To Have and Have Not - SNL:"

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* "Weekend Update: R. Kelly's Financial Problems - SNL:"

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*****
* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* Upset about the abuse of big cats by people who shouldn't be allowed to keep them? Big cat rescue is trying to change laws to protect wild animals. "Cat Laws:" https://bigcatrescue.org/cat-laws/

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com or paypal.me/Gwydion

* Birthday/Solstice master list: https://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/1925021.html

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