Sep. 21st, 2017

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* "Over 230 dead in Mexico quake as rescuers desperately search for survivors:"

* "Myanmar bars UN from investigating Rohingya atrocities in Rakhine:"

* "Aung San Suu Kyi says Myanmar does not fear scrutiny over Rohingya crisis:"

* "Trump urges 'strong and swift' UN action for Rohingya:"

* "Donald Trump's comments on Africa at the UN were, um, odd:"

* "Turkish president: Trump apologized for indictment of security staff in brawl:"

* "Maduro Calls Trump ‘Hitler’ After U.S. President Slams Venezuela at UN:"

* "Trump Embarrasses Himself At UN :"

* "Hillary Rodham Clinton Experienced Putin's Sexism Firsthand:"

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* "Hillary Clinton: Nobody's Talking About Contesting The Election:"

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* "Exclusive: Trump administration prepares to ease export rules for U.S. guns:"

* I love the list of ways he could have gone for a fraction of the Price and the way they underline Price's hypocrisy on cost saving measures. "Price’s private-jet travel breaks precedent:"

* "Following the path from Manafort to Mueller's investigation:"

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* "Brokaw: Price's jet is 'outrageous example of arrogance':"

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* "Kaine: GOP Obamacare repeal plan is a 'big smokescreen':"

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* "Senate likely to start voting on GOP health plan next Wednesday:"

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* So if a person is deaf and therefore can't respond instantly to verbal commands it is justified for police to shoot him on sight, but if police "can't hear" because they aren't listening to neighbors yelling that "he can't hear," it is a valid excuse for murdering an innocent person. "Captain: Oklahoma City man killed by police was deaf:"

* Look, Insane Clown Posse isn't my type of music, but I stand with them when the government is literally taking their kids away from their fans for attending a concert and criminalizing them over their tattoos. It's scary as fuck and a terrible precedent. I'm old enough to remember the PMRC and congressional hearings and lawsuits over rap and metal. It's an injustice that it's happening at all, which needs to stop, but I can easily foresee 45 having his minions criminalize listening to all sorts of music he personally doesn't like, and I know that hip hop and metal are definitely next on the list. Anything Goth, anything subculture, anything rebellious. We'll be stuck with Christian rocks and country and people will be doing jail time and losing custody etc. for stupid band tattoos they got in college.

I remember after Columbine having to defend my goth students in the Faculty Room, because there was a push to come down on them and treat them like dangerous criminals for liking Marilyn Manson music and black clothes. (I'd been Goth since '88, but one doesn't dress that way to teach). The first time I heard of ICP was in the oughts when two of my guys were getting hassled by admin over writing the logos on their notebook covers, so I went home and researched it, so I would know what I was talking about so I could advocate for them. Yes, there are drugs at the gatherings. There are drugs at music festivals and concerts and raves. It doesn't mean that anyone who liked the Grateful Dead or went to a Rave once is a dangerous gang member. It seems to me the FBI is going after the Juggaloes because they are poor, so don't have money for expensive legal defense, and they dress in a way that makes it hard for people, particularly in the media, to take their complaints seriously. They are easy to mock and ignore and belittle. hur, hur, people are having their lives ruined because they like to weir make up and listen to music on their days off.

Fuck that! I don't have to like the music or want to be part of their subculture to see them as human beings who need their human rights and fair treatment under the law.

This is a canary in the coal mine, and I refuse to mock people who are in danger of losing everything because the ruling party wants a police state.

* "Puerto Rico governor: Power could be out for months:"

* "'Total monster': fatberg blocks London sewage system:"

* "400-year-old Korean mummy shows why eating crab sushi is a stupid idea:"

* "Guntur: 16th century Ganesh found:"

* "Milton burial project 'a work in progress' to reveal the lives and deaths of early pioneers:"


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* "Freedom(ish) Of Speech:"

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* "Kim Jong-Un Responds To Trump's 'Rocket Man' Nickname:"

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* "Trump's UN Speech Advocates For Both Peace And Nuclear War:"

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* "Law & Order: Robert Mueller Unit:"

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* "Tom Smith, A Boy And His Frog / Rainbow Connection:"

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* "When did Bran and Varamyr duel?"

* Of Stannis Baratheon and Jon Snow:

* Phantom of the Opera with David S. Pumpkins:

* "Kilt Bowing.:"

* "Men’s Lives Have Meaning, Part 7: Conclusion:"

* Want to donate to my property taxes? (170$ Needed). Paypal

* We need money for taxes so ebay time again. These won't sell fast enough to solve this month, but can help with the mess this month leaves behind.:

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

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* "Congress Wants to Change the Americans with Disabilities Act and Undermine the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities:"

* How to help Flood victims in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh:

* How to help Caribbean victims of Irma:

* "How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims:"

* "Disaster Relief and Support for Libraries:"

* How to help the protesters and ordinary people in Venezuela:

* "Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide:"

* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you:

* How white Protesters can weaponize their whiteness:

* List of places to donate to help trans service members and fight the planned attack on active duty trans soldiers:

* Red Cross is taking donations for Western Wildfire Relief:

* (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?:"

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal

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

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