Sep. 5th, 2017

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* "RAF's close combat unit opens to women for the first time:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41119863

* "Kenya to hold fresh presidential election on October 17:" http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/09/kenya-hold-fresh-presidential-election-october-17-170904163102705.html

* "Mediterranean rescue ship moves to Myanmar to save Rohingya:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41148552

* "At least 30,000 Rohingya trapped in Myanmar mountains without food:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/04/asia/rohingya-refugees-myanmar-military/index.html

* "BLM Houston Is Handling Its Harvey Business:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/09/blm-houston-is-handling-its-harvey.html

* "What's The Texas Trans Community Doing In Harvey's Wake?:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/09/whats-texas-trans-community-doing-in.html

* "2800-year-old horse skeleton discovered in eastern Turkey:" https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/08/23/2800-year-old-horse-skeleton-discovered-in-eastern-turkey

* "Polish divers discover secrets... of the Inca:" http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news,415114,polish-divers-discover-secrets-of-the-inca.html

* "Passchendaele: The death of Jimmy Morgan and his mouth organ:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-40739915

* "Scientists crack mystery of the luckless apostles of Paris:" https://phys.org/news/2017-08-scientists-mystery-luckless-apostles-paris.html

* I am suspecting I now have a secondary infection. I got suddenly much sicker Sunday morning, after a slow upward trajectory towards improvement, and today was so much worse. My lungs are not yet lacey, but they are definitely congested. Apologies for the way this is likely to affect service.

* On the upside, Banner of the Damned has turned out to be amazing. Intelligent asexual protagonist in a really complex, well designed world with multiple climates and cultures. Seriously, things are well thought out on the level of things like how waste is handled for major cities, and with an understanding of how the Monarch's progress can be used as punishment. The protagonist's culture is somewhere between Heian Japan and early Modern Versailles in feel, but the other main culture they deal with is well thought out in an entirely different style, and thee is enough hints about some other cultures woven in to give a feel of a really rich world of which we've only scratched the surface. exactly the sort of thing one wants when one is too ill to sleep easily or well, and forced to hide in the safety of cool filtered air in the bedroom until well after dark.

* "Killjoys, Season 3, Episode 10: Wargasm:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/09/killjoys-season-3-episode-10-wargasm.html

* I completely endorse this. "Sparrows and Lollards: The Historical Parallel:" http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/164520678072/sparrows-and-lollards-the-historical-parallel

* Want to donate to the windshield wiper fund? (32$ Needed). Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

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

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

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

* "How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/08/27/how_to_help_hurricane_harvey_victims.html

* How to help the protesters and ordinary people in Venezuela: https://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/163738805241/softestjohn-fiftyeightminutes-softestjohn

* "Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide:" https://www.splcenter.org/20170814/ten-ways-fight-hate-community-response-guide

* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you: https://twitter.com/SaraJBenincasa/status/896260623905861633

* How white Protesters can weaponize their whiteness: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164390645622/alvaroarbeloa-vaspider-okay-friends-lets

* List of places to donate to help trans service members and fight the planned attack on active duty trans soldiers: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/163475550346/moonbian-hey-i-know-reblogging-posts-about-how

* Red Cross is taking donations for Western Wildfire Relief: http://www.redcross.org/local/oregon/ways-to-donate/wildfires

* (This is here as a reminder to me for later). "Can you recommend me some good books, essays, etc. about witches, witchcraft, witch trials in England?:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164664427028/dear-pauline-can-you-recommend-me-some-good

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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I actually did get better sleep today.

The first I knew of the fire jumping the Columbia was the sky darkening around 3PM, even though it is too early in fall. By 3:30 it was too dark to read in my room. Squirrel ays the sky was orange and the sun invisible in the first wave of it, but I was under filtration for that. I did have to come out eventually, as I had errands that could not wait. I masked up with one of the last few of the good masks, not only against the smoke but against contagion. (Both exposure from other people and me potentially spreading it.) It was still not good. I was worn out by the time I reached the library.

I was alarmed when I went to pull a twenty out of the bank for tomorrow's toilet paper run to discover more money had gone over the weekend than out to have with just housing pulled. I'm guessing fees caught up with me or something. September is always tight, and this is not a good sign. I went to order flats of Winter supplies, which ended up being 100 and change, instead of the 60-70 I'd hoped. As I'd already done my perishable run, this means I'm pretty much fucked for food this month. I need to pick up apricot straws when I go for the toilet paper whatever happens, and there is just enough left for it, but I'm going to have to stretch what protein I already have to last the month, and I've waved goodbye to my beloved September cider ration. Let us hope forage is good this month.

In any case, once I'm well enough, I'm going to have to do an ebay auction to cover bills. I've already picked most of the sacrifices, this also being property tax month.

* I came home from all this to find a letter from my beloved Uncle, who has been in and out of hospice for a decade. It looks definitive this time, a bullet he absolutely can't dodge and very little time left. He's been divesting for to years in anticipation, and I have been expecting it. it doesn't make it any easier. I need to follow some directions in his letter and figure out what to write him back, assuming he is still alive to read it.

Fuck.

He's almost all I have left and it is much the same for him. He's such a good, gentle, sweet man despite everything he's been through. This may sound like a small thing, but it's not. Hard is so much easier than gentle, especially given all the pressure he was under his whole life not to be and the pain his gentleness brought him. I've been meaning to write him all summer, trying to figure out what to say. I had mostly worked it out last night.... Fuck. i love him so much and family is so complicated.
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* "Mattis warns of 'massive military response' if North Korea threatens attack:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/03/trump-north-korea-nuclear-242289

* "Justice Department: No evidence Obama wiretapped Trump Tower:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/02/obama-trump-tower-wiretap-no-evidence-242284

* "Trump Picks Oklahoma Congressman To Head NASA:" http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/04/548472775/trump-picks-oklahoma-congressman-to-head-nasa

* "Harvey victim funds may be delayed without debt limit increase: Mnuchin:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-harvey-mnuchin/harvey-victim-funds-may-be-delayed-without-debt-limit-increase-mnuchin-idUSKCN1BE0TP

* "FEMA Is Almost Out of Money and Hurricane Irma Is Approaching:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-05/fema-is-almost-out-of-money-as-hurricane-irma-threatens-florida

* "Trump has decided to end DACA, with 6-month delay:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/03/trump-dreamers-immigration-daca-immigrants-242301

* "Poll: Majority opposes deporting Dreamers:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/05/poll-trump-deporting-daca-dreamers-242343

* "The Trump Administration Now Has Tons Of DACA Data And Is Poised To Weaponize It:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/the-trump-administration-now-has-tons-of-daca-data-and-is-poised-to-weaponize-it

* "Obama: DACA decision 'wrong' and 'self-defeating':" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/05/obama-daca-decision-goes-against-common-sense-242335

* "CGI Animated Spot HD: "The Doll that Chose to Drive":"

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* "Peep Show star Robert Webb: don’t say ‘man up’:"

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* "8,600-year-old findings unearthed in western Turkey’s Ekşi Höyük:" https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/08/21/8600-year-old-findings-unearthed-in-western-turkeys-eksi-hoyuk

* "3,000 year-old female statue found at citadel gate complex in southeast Turkey:" http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/08/2017/3000-year-old-female-statue-found-at-citadel-gate-complex-in-southeast-turkey

* "AP EXCLUSIVE: Toxic waste sites flooded in Houston area:" https://www.apnews.com/27796dd13b9549b0ac76aded58a15122/AP-EXCLUSIVE:-Toxic-waste-sites-flooded-in-Houston-area

* My thoughts are with the people of the Caribbean tonight as the hurricane coming there way is likely to be a bad one. Wherever you are, folks, stay safe, okay?

* "NW engulfed in flames: What we know about fires burning across Oregon and Washington:" http://www.kgw.com/news/local/nw-engulfed-in-flames-what-we-know-about-fires-burning-across-oregon-and-washington/471318324

* Daenerys in Slaver's Bay: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/164442170892/12-hey-ive-been-scrolling-through-your-tumblr

* Want to donate to the windshield wiper fund? (32$ Needed). Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

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

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

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

* "How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/08/27/how_to_help_hurricane_harvey_victims.html

* How to help the protesters and ordinary people in Venezuela: https://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/163738805241/softestjohn-fiftyeightminutes-softestjohn

* "Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide:" https://www.splcenter.org/20170814/ten-ways-fight-hate-community-response-guide

* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you: https://twitter.com/SaraJBenincasa/status/896260623905861633

* How white Protesters can weaponize their whiteness: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164390645622/alvaroarbeloa-vaspider-okay-friends-lets

* List of places to donate to help trans service members and fight the planned attack on active duty trans soldiers: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/163475550346/moonbian-hey-i-know-reblogging-posts-about-how

* Red Cross is taking donations for Western Wildfire Relief: http://www.redcross.org/local/oregon/ways-to-donate/wildfires

* (This is here as a reminder to me for later). "Can you recommend me some good books, essays, etc. about witches, witchcraft, witch trials in England?:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164664427028/dear-pauline-can-you-recommend-me-some-good

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com

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