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* "Over 230 dead in Mexico quake as rescuers desperately search for survivors:" http://abcnews.go.com/International/200-dead-magnitude-71-earthquake-strikes-mexico/story?id=49958650

* "Myanmar bars UN from investigating Rohingya atrocities in Rakhine:" http://www.smh.com.au/world/myanmar-bars-un-from-investigating-rohingya-atrocities-in-rakhine-20170920-gyl0i7.html

* "Aung San Suu Kyi says Myanmar does not fear scrutiny over Rohingya crisis:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/19/aung-san-suu-kyi-myanmar-rohingya-crisis-concerned

* "Trump urges 'strong and swift' UN action for Rohingya:" http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/09/trump-urges-strong-swift-action-rohingya-170921013304717.html

* "Donald Trump's comments on Africa at the UN were, um, odd:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/20/politics/donald-trump-africa/index.html

* "Turkish president: Trump apologized for indictment of security staff in brawl:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/19/turkey-trump-erdogan-apology-washington

* "Maduro Calls Trump ‘Hitler’ After U.S. President Slams Venezuela at UN:" https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/maduro-calls-trump-hitler-after-u-s-president-slams-venezuela-n802766

* "Trump Embarrasses Himself At UN :" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/09/trump-embarrasses-himself-at-un.html

* "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:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-weapons-exclusive/exclusive-trump-administration-prepares-to-ease-export-rules-for-u-s-guns-idUSKCN1BU2N8

* 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:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/19/tom-price-chartered-planes-flights-242908

* "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:" https://www.axios.com/senate-looks-to-start-voting-on-gop-health-plan-next-wednesday-2487208910.html

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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:" http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/police-man-holding-stick-shot-officer-oklahoma-city-49969676

* 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:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/20/americas/hurricane-maria-caribbean-islands/index.html

* "'Total monster': fatberg blocks London sewage system:" https://amp.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/12/total-monster-concrete-fatberg-blocks-london-sewage-system

* "400-year-old Korean mummy shows why eating crab sushi is a stupid idea:" http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.808565

* "Guntur: 16th century Ganesh found:" http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/250817/guntur-16th-century-ganesh-found.html

* "Milton burial project 'a work in progress' to reveal the lives and deaths of early pioneers:" https://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/95863669/milton-burial-project-a-work-in-progress-to-reveal-the-lives-and-deaths-of-early-pioneerss

* "REPUBLICANS TARGET OBAMACARE (AGAIN):"

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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?" http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/post/165441709933/when-did-bran-and-varamyr-duel

* Of Stannis Baratheon and Jon Snow: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/post/165481727878/thank-you-for-answering-my-ask-reading-some-parts

* Phantom of the Opera with David S. Pumpkins: https://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/165401057477/wheel-of-fish-somebody-please-take-my-computer

* "Kilt Bowing.:" https://www.flickr.com/photos/ashuraleingod/sets/72157688226259306/

* "Men’s Lives Have Meaning, Part 7: Conclusion:" http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/post/165336737093/mens-lives-have-meaning-part-7-conclusion

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* "Congress Wants to Change the Americans with Disabilities Act and Undermine the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165470116342/congress-wants-to-change-the-americans-with

* How to help Flood victims in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165235609582/woke-up-on-derse-f-f-f-fight

* How to help Caribbean victims of Irma: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165240981876/hedaclara-hedaclara-hedaclara-guys-the

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

* "Disaster Relief and Support for Libraries:" http://www.txla.org/news/2017/08/disaster-relief-and-support-for-libraries

* 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

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* "Typhoon Hato: Twelve killed as storm sweeps south China:" http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-41033428

* "Hurricane Harvey strengthens to Category 4 storm with 130 mph winds:" http://abcnews.go.com/US/hurricane-harvey-strengthens-category-storm-130-mph-winds/story?id=49412285

* This is super late, as it got buried in the news firehouse the last couple weeks. "Indian and Chinese troops clash in disputed Himalayan border region:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/16/indian-chinese-troops-clash-disputed-himalayan-border-region

* "Trump Saves Citgo, Repped by His Ex-Aides, From New Sanctions:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/donald-trump-just-gave-a-big-carve-out-to-citgo-an-oil-giant-repped-by-his-ex-aides

* "Free advice for Trump: Be careful who you retweet:"

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* 45 took a strong stand against human rights and the Rule of law by pardoning Joe Arpaio. Some suspect it is also a practice attempt for his mass pardoning of his criminal associates.

Just a reminder, Joe Arpaio was going to jail for violating a court order to stop arresting and detaining American Citizens without proof of any crime on the basis of race. 45 did an end run around the usual pardon process to show that he will protect police who decide to arrest and hold people of colour for the crime of having melanin and last names racists don't like.

* "Trump flouts presidential pardon's intended healing purpose:"

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* "Rep Gallego: 'Trump is a racist and he's pardoning another...:"

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* "The Sam Clovis factor: Scientist? No. Skilled in the science of influencing Trump? Yes.:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/30/usda-sam-clovis-influence-trump-241114

* Literal NAZI Sebastian Gorka, who wore an Hungarian NAZI badge to the inauguration, has resigned or was fired from the Cabinet of Deplorables.

* "Court rules Texas state House maps intentionally discriminatory, orders Dallas and Tarrant remap:" https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2017/08/24/federal-court-rules-texas-statehouse-maps-intentionally-discriminatory-orders-districts-redrawn

* "Trump seriously considering ending DACA:" https://www.axios.com/trump-seriously-considering-ending-daca-2476724345.html

* "Boston activist uses poetry and protest in fight for equality:" https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/outfront-activist-uses-poetry-protest-equality-fight-n795536

* ""Pennies" by DiDi Delgado:"

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* I do not trust Mattis one centimeter, and even if he were to use maximum discretion to protect serving soldiers, it's still doing terrible things in the areas where there is zero discretion. My best hope is the SLDN law suit, but really, what is needed is a law protecting all service members from these sorts of attacks from bigots. I don't have a lot of hope for that, but we should protest and contact our Congress Critters. We need to make the injustice visible and make it harder for politicians to pretend this cruelty and damage isn't happening. All of you who showed up when it was your health care at risk need to stand up when it's the health care of active duty service members and veterans at risk. "Trump signs transgender military ban:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/25/trump-transgender-military-ban-242049

* "Justice Being Served In Keyonna Blakeney Case:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/08/justice-being-served-in-keyonna.html

* "We're racing towards another private debt crisis – so why did no one see it coming?:" http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/economy/2017/08/were-racing-towards-another-private-debt-crisis-so-why-did-no-one-see-it

* "Spectacular Roman discovery in Exeter wows experts:" http://www.devonlive.com/news/history/spectacular-roman-discovery-wows-experts-288536

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* So I'm half watching a mediocre archaeology documentary while I'm doing other things, and somehow, my ears hear "flint," but my brain pictures "felt." As in the fabric, so I'm confused for a moment, until I sort it out. Then I start picturing "Captain James Felt" of the Walrus, which quickly devolves into a series of terrible slashy puns. Of course. This really is a good week for imaginary porn parodies.

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* 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

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* "Marriage Equality Postal Plebiscite: What You Need To Know:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/08/15/marriage-equality-postal-plebiscite-what-you-need-to-know_a_23077619/

* "Donald Trump’s troubled history with monuments:"

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* "Trump's racial attitudes have been no secret:"

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* "If you're shocked by Trump racism, you weren't paying attention:"

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* "‘He is stubborn and doesn't realize how bad this is getting’:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/16/trump-charlottesville-temper-chaos-241721

* "John Dickerson: A President's Job Is To Lift Americans Up:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnTKm9nWlRY

* "John Dickerson Says Washington And Lee Aren't The Same:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Qa1fylgM6Q

* "Donald Trump cites dubious legend about Gen. Pershing, pig's blood and Muslims:" http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/feb/23/donald-trump/donald-trump-cites-dubious-legend-about-gen-pershi/

* "Report: Trump lawyer sends email touting Robert E. Lee, warning of 'terrorist' infiltration of Black Lives Matter:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/16/politics/john-dowd-donald-trump-lawyer-robert-e-lee/index.html

* "Rabbi who oversaw Ivanka Trump's conversion slams POTUS Charlottesville response:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/17/politics/ivanka-trump-rabbi-criticizes-trump/index.html

* "Now charities are dumping Trump, too:" http://money.cnn.com/2017/08/18/news/companies/trump-mar-a-lago-fundraisers/index.html

* "Members of Trump's “digital economy” advisory board are quitting:" https://news.vice.com/story/members-of-trumps-digital-economy-advisory-board-are-quitting

* Like Rats from a sinking ship.

* "Steve Bannon thought he wasn't giving an interview:" https://www.axios.com/bannons-colleagues-disturbed-by-interview-with-left-wing-publication-2473835346.html

* "Bannon out as White House chief strategist:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/18/bannon-out-as-white-house-chief-strategist-241786

* "Bannon uniquely odd among Trump's many weird staff choices:"

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* "Billionaire behind Trump, Bannon, Breitbart plans next move:"

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* "Kal Penn on Presidential Arts Committee resignation:"

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* "Gorsuch's planned speech at Trump hotel criticized by liberal groups:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/18/politics/neil-gorsuch-trump-hotel-the-fund-for-american-studies/index.html

* "Pelosi endorses censure of Trump over Charlottesville response:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/18/pelosi-endorses-censure-of-trump-over-charlottesville-response-241784

* Mandatory Voting: http://browngurlwfro.tumblr.com/post/164312726553/batmanisagatewaydrug-julad

* "No nazi scumbags allowed in the US military:"

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* "Here's A Reminder That The Hatred We Saw In Charlottesville Is Everywhere:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/charlottesville-hate-groups_us_5991b97ee4b0909642989772?section=us_queer-voices

* "Unsung heroes, 'Tougaloo Nine' honored for integration effort:"

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* "Number 17- RIP Gwynevere River Song:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/08/number-17-rip-gwynevere-river-song.html

* "Nutella and Kinder egg lorry stolen in German sugar rush:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40924633

* "Weekend Update on the Charlottesville Protests - SNL:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGl7rUHP7Uc

* "Weekend Update: Washington and Jefferson on Being Compared to Robert E. Lee - SNL:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z50OazqL6Xo

* "Weekend Update: Tina Fey on Protesting After Charlottesville - SNL:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVvpXZxXWZU

* "North Korea: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO):" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrS0uNBuG9c

* "Even These Guys Were Surprised By Trump's Comments:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sroSwGUDwhQ

* "Trump Botched His Well-Wishes For Spain:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny3b0w7-Jac

* "Stephen Roasts A Confederate Statue:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvCjM1lPwg4

* "General Kelly's 17 Days Of Discipline:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ih4jk_o2Bc

* "The Zombie Apocalypse Has A 'Both Sides' Guy, Too:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E39E7cMIGg

* "Trump: America's First 'Racist Grandpa' President:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVGsb5kjXlQ

* "Crosswalk the Musical: Hair w/ Lin-Manuel Miranda:"

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

* 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

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* On North Korea: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164230194102/doctordisaster-if-you-live-in-the-us-you

* "Black activists’ words echo from the past as Trump threatens nuclear war with North Korea:" https://mic.com/articles/183527/black-activists-words-echo-from-the-past-as-trump-threatens-nuclear-war-with-north-korea?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=movement&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.UA9VrYh8K

* "Saudi Arabia: new details of dissident princes' abductions emerge:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/15/saudi-arabia-new-details-of-dissident-princes-abductions-emerge

* TW: Rape. "Three Muslim women reflect on Partition of British India:" http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-leeds-40936148/three-muslim-women-reflect-on-partition-of-british-india

* "Two men reflect on impact of Partition of British India.:" http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-south-yorkshire-40938352/two-men-reflect-on-impact-of-partition-of-british-india

* TW: Rape, Pedophilia, Abuse "Communism, Cam Girls and Kidnapping - States of Undress :" https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/states-of-undress-communism-cam-girls-and-kidnapping/597f62cfc8acb545623e9563

* "Dodgy development deal in Georgia exposes Trump to legal risk:"

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* "Trump is lying about Charlottesville, says witness:"

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* "Trump gives emboldening 'green light' to white supremacists:"

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* "Donald Trump remarks aid white supremacists' political ambitions:"

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* 45 is now outright blaming the people protesting fascism for the violence perpetrated on them including things like the NAZIs clubbing a peaceful delegation of clergy and the terrorist attack that murdered an innocent woman and injured 19 other innocent people. He also gave a full throated endorsement to the NAZIs that converged on Charlotte.

I am still trying to get my head around the fact that the official position of the Republican party as represented by the President they voted for is that the NAZIs are the real victims here and that the people they physically attacked and in one case murdered are somehow the attackers.

* "Trump blows up damage control as he blames ‘both sides’ for Charlottesville:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/15/trump-asks-why-alt-left-not-being-blamed-for-charlottesville-violence-241660

* Mainstream Republicans and Police Unions both believe we need to legalize terrorism. It’s not enough to pretend to disagree publicly with 45 when he insists that the people protesting fascism are responsible for the violence aimed at the them and the literal NAZIs are the real victims. Every single person backing the bills legalizing mess murder are complicit and the blood is on their hands too.

* "Trump Not Planning on Charlottesville Trip; ‘Why The Hell Would We Do That?’ Aides Say:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-not-planning-on-charlottesville-trip-why-the-hell-would-we-do-that-aides-say

* "A Holocaust survivor on seeing the violent rally in Charlottesville: “It really hurts”:" https://mic.com/articles/183779/a-holocaust-survivor-on-seeing-the-violent-rally-in-charlottesville-it-really-hurts?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.4LOp2SEuS

* Every time 45 says "Excuse me" I don't; every time he says "Believe me" I don't, because that's one of his tells for when he's lying.

* "CBO says Trump's Obamacare sabotage would cost $194 billion, drive up premiums 20%:" https://www.vox.com/2017/8/15/16153094/voxcare-cbo-trump-obamacare-sabotage-premiums

* "Three CEOs resign from Trump council over Charlottesville:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-virginia-protests-merck-idUSKCN1AU1FM

* In other autocracy news.... "Justice demands 1.3M IP addresses related to Trump resistance site:" http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/346544-dreamhost-claims-doj-requesting-info-on-visitors-to-anti-trump-website

* "On Charlottesville: Why the Center Is Okay with Nazis but Hates the Left:" http://www.ianwelsh.net/on-charlottesville-why-the-center-is-ok-with-nazis-but-hates-the-left/

* Keep in mind that Republicans in five States are pushing legislation to make terrorist attacks like the one in Charlottville completely legal. "White Supremacists' War on the Public Square:" https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/08/white-supremacists-are-waging-a-war-against-public-space/536724/

* "The Trump administration just pulled funding from a group that fights white extremism:" https://mic.com/articles/180733/the-trump-administration-just-pulled-funding-from-a-group-that-fights-white-extremism#.ZsFabFBOy

* "It’s not enough to be disgusted by Charlottesville:" https://mic.com/articles/183761/its-not-enough-to-be-disgusted-by-charlottesville?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=movement&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.iPjz56b1R

* "Are Your Members of Congress Doing Enough to Respond to the Charlottesville Terrorist Attack?:" https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resource/members-congress-enough-respond-charlottesville-terrorist-attack/

* I am white and am often assumed to be male (I am an adrogyne), but there are few things as terrifying to me as large groups of white men, because they are generally the people insisting I do not deserve even the most basic human rights. They are generally the ones talking about rounding us up and putting us in camps or flat out killing us.

I am on the other side of the country, but seeing the Charlottesville images and hearing the associated rhetoric is fucking terrifying. The images and chants are instantly recognizable. I have often written about how much more dangerous white supremacists are in this country than radicalized muslims. White men born in this country have done 73% of the terrorist acts in this country in recent years. I can not think of a single terrorist act performed by someone who wasn't a white man in my state since I moved here in '98; I can name plenty done by white supremacists. For example, they generally try to bomb the MLK day parade in Spokane most years. I have not once been harassed or threatened by a person of colour since I moved west 'in '91. I have a whole list of harassment, threats, and attempted assaults by white cis men in those decades.

Republicans are defunding attempts to stop white terrorism and attempting to suppress reports on the real danger it poses. In five states they are trying to pass laws to legalize terrorist attacks on crowds such as occurred in Charlottesville. 45 has ordered white supremacist terrorist organizations to be moved off task force agendas and to be ignored in favour of increased harassment of innocent moderate muslims. Look, I am not a fan of Islam for pretty much the same reasons I am not fond of organized christianity, and if there is probable cause I am all for law enforcement doing what is legal and necessary to prevent attacks, but I feel like white straight Christian cis men are disproportionately a threat to public safety and law enforcement approaches to terrorism ought to reflect that and proportionate resources need to be allocated towards the real threat whether they are clinic bombers, Aryan Nation, KKK, Neo-NAZI, etc.. Police need to start arresting them when they assault people instead of attacking peaceful protesters and hunting and killing innocent black people.

This needs to stop; it needed to have stopped a long fucking time ago; and it shouldn't have taken an alarmingly loud mob with torches chanting NAZI slogans to get this discussion going on the republican side. My worry is that racist policies will continue even though some Republicans still have just enough shame to admit under pressure that NAZIs might be bad.

* "Momentum grows to remove Confederate monuments:"

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* "New Analysis Shows, There's No Safe Way to Transport Fossil Fuels:" https://www.ecowatch.com/tar-sands-oil-pipeline-spills-2469141331.html?utm_source=EcoWatch%2BList&utm_campaign=5e7edc5e83-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-5e7edc5e83-85920757

* Super pertinent. "I’m not totally inclined to police anachronism in a fandom whose canon founded Georgia ~20 years early (in addition to the naval uniforms).* However, there’s one idea I’ve seen cropping in Black Sails fandom that bothers me a little bit because of what it suggests about the way that we view history— and that’s the idea that slavery was legal in early Georgia, specifically the Georgia of James Oglethorpe.:" http://septembriseur.tumblr.com/post/162914884914/im-not-totally-inclined-to-police-anachronism-in

* "What Trump Could Have Said After Charlottesville:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Naihe2MR3Yk

* "Stephen Makes Condemning Nazis Look Easy (Because It Is):" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sheEL099ADM

* Now I know how people felt watching me stretch for ballet, running, and Wing Chun back in the day. "Liv Twisted – The Gong Show:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CJOootOLyA

* "T-Rex On A Pole – The Gong Show:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azC_3fVntcQ

* "Charlottesville White Supremacist Rally:"

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* "Battle Over Confederate Monuments:"

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* "Jim's Immigration Points:"

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* Want to help replace dangerously bald front tires and dead wipers? Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

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

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

* 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

* 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
gwydion: (Default)
* "Mexican Transgender Human Rights Activist Murdered at Home:" http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Mexican-Transgender-Human-Rights-Activist-Murdered-at-Home--20170612-0025.html

* Remember that time they attacked President Obama for daring to take off his jacket and roll up his sleeves to work? Somehow, I'm thinking FOX "News" won't be going after this anywhere near as hard. "Trump obstruction case grows as role shown in Jr collusion story:"

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* "Trump DoJ to attack affirmative action in college admissions: NYT:"

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* "Sessions continues perversion of DoJ's civil rights division:"

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* "Lawsuit blames Fox News, White House for fake Seth Rich story:"

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* "Prankster tricks Scaramucci with fake emails:"

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* "Census Bureau Found No Need For LGBT Data Despite 4 Agencies Requesting It:" http://www.npr.org/2017/07/18/536484467/census-bureau-found-no-need-for-lgbt-data-despite-4-agencies-requesting-it?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170719

* "Number 16- RIP Tee Tee Dangerfield:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/08/number-16-rip-tee-tee-dangerfield.html

* "Al Gore - What We Do About Climate Change Next in "An Inconvenient Sequel" - Extended Interview:"

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* "Drug courts still vital as US battles opioid crisis:" http://wtop.com/prince-georges-county/2017/07/drug-courts-continue-vital-u-s-battles-opioid-crisis/slide/1/

* "Will daily appearances before a judge keep heroin addicts alive? Buffalo hopes so:" http://www.newyorkupstate.com/news/2017/07/will_daily_appearances_before_a_judge_keep_heroin_addicts_alive_buffalo_hopes_so.html

* "Mermaids gather to compete for UK title :" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-40675250

* "Democrats Have a Serious Branding Problem:"

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* "Trump's Transgender Ban and LGBTQ Rights in the Military:"

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* "A Devastated Stephen Colbert Sings Farewell To The Mooch:"

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* "Russia and North Korea Test the U.S.:"

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* "How Will Climate Change Affect Me Personally?:"

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* "'L-G-B-T' - James Corden Sings for Transgender Troops:"

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* If my disability money doesn't clear today, I am completely fucked. *crosses fingers things will post on time*

* "Blowjobs, Brutality, and Good Acting on Game of Thrones:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/thrones-brutally-murders-tortures-women-color-queens-justice/

* It's still bugging me that Braavos is canonically super anti-slavery, founded by ex-slaves, and known to go to war with neighbors to stop the slaving, and yet according to GoT they are funding the slave trade. It's a small thing, but it's really icky.

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

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

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

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

* 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

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here:
https://lgbtnet.org/en
https://help.lgbtnet.org/en
https://help.lgbtnet.org/chechnya-en

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

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

* 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
gwydion: (Default)
* "US detects 'highly unusual' North Korean submarine activity:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/31/politics/north-korea-ejection-test-submarine-activity/

* Jeff Sessions plans to run the effort to sue Universities for letting black people in out of the Civil Rights Division, using attorneys who have spent their careers doing the opposite.

* "Senate confirms Wray as next FBI director:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/senate-confirms-christopher-a-wray-as-next-fbi-director/2017/08/01/63ce5998-76f4-11e7-8f39-eeb7d3a2d304_story.html?utm_term=.2293e0a6ee07

* "GOP House member calls on Mueller to resign:" http://thehill.com/homenews/house/344711-gop-house-member-calls-on-mueller-to-resign

* "White House officials tricked by email prankster:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/31/politics/white-house-officials-tricked-by-email-prankster/index.html

* "Behind Fox News' Baseless Seth Rich Story: The Untold Tale:" http://www.npr.org/2017/08/01/540783715/lawsuit-alleges-fox-news-and-trump-supporter-created-fake-news-story

* A friend has pointed out that this brilliantly explains Brexit ages before the EU even exited.:

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* It was too hot today to leave my room until well after dark, so I'm way behind on stuff. Apologies.

* "Tamara Karsavina compares Rudolf Nureyev and Vaslav Nijinsky:" https://www.gramilano.com/2017/08/tamara-karsavina-compares-rudolf-nureyev-and-vaslav-nijinsky/

* "And that’s how we turned Rose Faeries into Potato Faeries:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/163488572215/and-thats-how-we-turned-rose-faeries-into-potato

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

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

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

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

* 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

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here:
https://lgbtnet.org/en
https://help.lgbtnet.org/en
https://help.lgbtnet.org/chechnya-en

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

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

* 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
gwydion: (Default)
* "Inside the front lines of South Sudan's unwinnable war:" https://news.vice.com/story/inside-the-front-lines-of-south-sudans-unwinnable-war

* "Trump slams China via Twitter: 'They do NOTHING for us with North Korea, just talk':" http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-slams-china-via-twitter-they-do-nothing-for-us-with-north-korea-just-talk-2017-7

* "Why do we need more women in peacekeeping operations? :" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/163580616546/why-do-we-need-more-women-in-peacekeeping

* ""Everyone thinks he was whacked":" https://www.buzzfeed.com/jasonleopold/putins-media-czar-was-murdered-just-before-meeting-feds?utm_term=.byE5v9ka5#.uljaYdQ3a

* "What McCain did was hard. What Murkowski and Collins did was much harder.:" https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/7/28/16055132/murkowski-collins-mccain

* "New Zealand apologizes to men convicted under old anti-gay laws:" https://mic.com/articles/181580/new-zealand-apologizes-to-men-convicted-under-old-anti-gay-laws?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.bzrxGg0R8

* "Can you imagine the changes to the workforce and how we treated workers if no one HAD to work to survive?:" http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/163051742791/engineer-pearl0-timemachineyeah-can-you

* TW: Pedophilia. "Fmr. USA Gymnastics doctor accused of sex abuse to plead guilty on child porn charges:" https://mic.com/articles/181821/former-usa-gymnastics-doctor-accused-of-sex-abuse-to-plead-guilty-on-child-porn-charges?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.oQ1iRrI20

* "Skin in the Game: How Antisemitism Animates White Nationalism:" http://www.politicalresearch.org/2017/06/29/skin-in-the-game-how-antisemitism-animates-white-nationalism/#sthash.kXxeLwCR.LDD6Grfg.dpbs

* "This isn't a question of how evil the military is lol the fact that trans people are banned from enlisting isnt making people upset because they wanted to enlist and now they cant its a problem because the ability to enlist is (unfortunately) a facet of citizenship that trans people had taken away from them and this is most likely the first step in this administrations movement to strip lgbt people of their citizenship:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/163543880870/morethanonepage-mascgf-mascgf-this-isnt-a

* " Majority of Americans support transgender military service:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-transgender-poll-idUSKBN1AD2BL

* "The Justice Department Just Argued Against Gay Rights In A Major Federal Case:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/dominicholden/the-justice-department-just-argued-against-gay-rights-in-a?utm_term=.in8Z9WkLZ#.iwGmLKGVm

* "How About Using Pics Of Real Trans Service Members To Support Trans Troops?:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/07/how-about-using-pics-of-real-trans.html

* The "Silent Protest Parade" of 1917: https://black-to-the-bones.tumblr.com/post/163543987060/hustleinatrap-for-those-who-have-no-idea-what

* "Water Man – The Gong Show:"

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* "The Opera Whistler – The Gong Show:"

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* I had impressively terrible sleep Saturday, made worse by a wrong number and a resurangce of the all over allergy rash I've been fighting all week and thought I'd beaten. On return from the bathroom after the wrong number, I discovered a pill in my bed. This is never a good thing. I recognized it as prescription grade anti-histamine, which explained everything.

Anyway one that was sorted, I dreamed that Malcolm Reynolds (my role in the dream) and Viv from American version of Shameless were co-leaders of an American Torchwood branch. This episode involved hunting three entirely different mostly invisible deadly things in one day. It also happened to be Viv's wedding day to Svetlana, as Viv was, I guess doing this behind everyone else's back from shameless as really, would you tell them? So Viv left after the first two and the team was hunting a what turned out to Predator without her, only we ended up accidentally crashing the Reception party at the bar as we caught the Predator in the bathroom of the Alibi, which was a good thing, as it turned out not to be the real Viv, but a shapeshifter from earlier in the day....

Possibly geekiest crossover dream ever.

* Latest lilies. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/163622545292/latest-lilies

* No, news casters, sucking your own cock is not impossible. There is plenty of video evidence, including in the opening montage of the movie "Short Bus," which I recommend for other reasons, including trans people playing trans people, non-binary inclusion, positive depiction of poly, and a really good plot. Also, I knew a guy who could do it, and those of you who are intimately knowledgeable about my sexual history are all likely picturing the same guy and you are wrong. No, not him either. It was a group sex thing.

* O.o "Public School Is A Goddamn Disater, Part 2: The Lovecraftian Madness of Machismo:" http://gallusrostromegalus.tumblr.com/post/163583855433/public-school-is-a-goddamn-disater-part-2-the

* ASoIaf Baratheon Succession: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/163290024922/who-do-you-think-is-going-to-sit-on-the-iron

* "Killjoys, Season 3, Episode 4: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/07/killjoys-season-3-episode-4-lion-witch.html

* "Why out of all the Great Houses do only the Starks and Tyrells seem to work as a cohesive family unit?:" http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/163327048742/why-out-of-all-the-great-houses-do-only-the-starks

* "The Black Person’s Guide to Game of Thrones:" http://www.theroot.com/the-black-persons-guide-to-game-of-thrones-1796847562

* Book vs. Show Jon Snow: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/163448825702/i-was-trying-to-explain-to-a-friend-why-i-like-jon

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

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

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

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

* 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

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here:
https://lgbtnet.org/en
https://help.lgbtnet.org/en
https://help.lgbtnet.org/chechnya-en

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

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

* 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
gwydion: (Default)
* "South Sudan: 'When we came home for lunch our parents had been killed':" https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jul/26/south-sudan-when-we-came-home-for-lunch-our-parents-had-been-killed

* "We are still a nation locked in denial. If you point out basic facts about the British Empire - that the British deliberately adopted policies that caused as many as 29 million Indians to starve to death in the late 19th century, say - you smack into a wall of incomprehension and rage.:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/163553249622/thisiseverydayracism-we-are-still-a-nation

* "Russia Orders ‘Hundreds’ of U.S. Staff Out in Sanctions Reprisal:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-28/russia-retaliates-for-u-s-sanctions-with-ouster-of-diplomats

* "Russian Kaspersky Lab faces new scrutiny, suspicion:"

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* Retroactive and eternal. "Trump Organization employees must agree to keep info about Trump family secret:" http://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-organization-new-confidentiality-agreement-employees-family-secret/

* 45 has called for an increase of police brutality Friday. Police officers on stage applauded this call for more violence against unarmed, unresisting suspects after arrest.

* "Donald Trump Endorses Police Brutality In Speech To Cops:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-police-brutality_us_597b840fe4b02a8434b6575a

* So basically what people went to Federal Prison in the Bridgegate Scandal. "Trump administration threatens retribution against Alaska over Murkowski health votes:" https://www.adn.com/politics/2017/07/26/trump-administration-signals-that-murkowskis-health-care-vote-could-have-energy-repercussions-for-alaska/

* Reince Priebus is out of the Cabinet of Deplorables.

* "Anthony Scaramucci Called Me to Unload About White House Leakers, Reince Priebus, and Steve Bannon:" http://www.newyorker.com/news/ryan-lizza/anthony-scaramucci-called-me-to-unload-about-white-house-leakers-reince-priebus-and-steve-bannon

* "Here's The Real Reason Anthony Scaramucci Hates Reince Priebus:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/anthony-scaramucci-reince-priebus_us_597b6e06e4b02a8434b63e5a

* "Bipartisan House group meets quietly on Obamacare:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/28/house-group-obamacare-repeal-meeting-241083

* "Republicans try to pick up the pieces after healthcare defeat:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-idUSKBN1AC1G0

* "How McCain tanked Obamacare repeal:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/28/how-mccain-upended-obamacare-repeal-241070

* "House of Representatives boosts military spending, gives Trump border wall money:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-defense-idUSKBN1AC38K

* "Can you imagine the changes to the workforce and how we treated workers if no one HAD to work to survive?:" http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/163051742791/engineer-pearl0-timemachineyeah-can-you

* TW: Pedophilia. "Fmr. USA Gymnastics doctor accused of sex abuse to plead guilty on child porn charges:" https://mic.com/articles/181821/former-usa-gymnastics-doctor-accused-of-sex-abuse-to-plead-guilty-on-child-porn-charges?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.oQ1iRrI20

* "Video shows Georgia police officer beating homeless black woman during her arrest in June:" https://mic.com/articles/181913/video-shows-georgia-police-officer-beating-homeless-black-woman-during-her-arrest-in-june?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=movement&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.VeDKhuDfM

* "This isn't a question of how evil the military is lol the fact that trans people are banned from enlisting isnt making people upset because they wanted to enlist and now they cant its a problem because the ability to enlist is (unfortunately) a facet of citizenship that trans people had taken away from them and this is most likely the first step in this administrations movement to strip lgbt people of their citizenship:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/163543880870/morethanonepage-mascgf-mascgf-this-isnt-a

* "Majority of Americans support transgender military service:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-transgender-poll-idUSKBN1AD2BL

* "The Justice Department Just Argued Against Gay Rights In A Major Federal Case:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/dominicholden/the-justice-department-just-argued-against-gay-rights-in-a?utm_term=.in8Z9WkLZ#.iwGmLKGVm

* "How About Using Pics Of Real Trans Service Members To Support Trans Troops?:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/07/how-about-using-pics-of-real-trans.html

* The "Silent Protest Parade" of 1917: https://black-to-the-bones.tumblr.com/post/163543987060/hustleinatrap-for-those-who-have-no-idea-what

* "Bessie Stringfield (1911-1993): The Motorcycle Queen of Miami:" http://rejectedprincesses.tumblr.com/post/163529423683/bessie-stringfield-1911-1993-the-motorcycle

* "Pitch:" http://www.robot-hugs.com/pitch/

* "The Ethics of Portraying Sexual Violence in Media:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/ethics-sexual-violence-media/

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

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

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

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

* 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

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here:
https://lgbtnet.org/en
https://help.lgbtnet.org/en
https://help.lgbtnet.org/chechnya-en

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

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

* 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
gwydion: (Default)
* "In Poland, an Assault on the Courts Provokes Outrage:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/19/world/europe/poland-courts-law-and-justice-party.html?smid=tw-nytimesworld&smtyp=cur

* "'It absolutely works': Housing First marks 1 year in Regina:" http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/housing-first-regina-homelessness-one-year-1.4210744

* "Russia's Lavrov Says Trump May Have Met Putin More Times:" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/trump-putin-may-have-met-more-times-says-russia-s-n785146

* "Trump's embrace of Russia making top advisers wary:" https://apnews.com/4b4b7e380f204b45a8c3055a5d45255e/Trump's-embrace-of-Russia-making-top-advisers-wary

* "How far can Trump take his pardon power?:"

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* "Trump especially upset after hearing Mueller would access tax returns: report:" http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/343081-trump-especially-upset-after-hearing-mueller-would-access-tax-returns

* But can Scaramucci do the fandango?

* "White House seeks to downplay discord at first briefing after shake-up:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/21/white-house-press-briefing-to-start-soon-240812

* "Spicer quits amid White House feud:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/21/sean-spicer-resigns-white-house-press-secretary-240802

* "Trump reshuffling legal team:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/20/politics/trump-corallo-resigns/index.html

* "Mueller Expands Probe to Trump Business Transactions:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-20/mueller-is-said-to-expand-probe-to-trump-business-transactions

* "Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort scheduled to testify July 26:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/19/politics/paul-manafort-donald-trump-jr-jared-kushner-testify/index.html

* "WaPo: Intel intercepts show Sessions, Kislyak talked Trump Russia:"

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* "Can Trump sabotage the Trump Russia probe?:"

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* "Trump makes ethics office more accommodating:"

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* And he a Birther, so you can imagine how bad at judging evidence he will be. "The Senate Is About To Confirm A Federal Judge Who Compared Abortion To Slavery:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-bush-judge-trump-abortion_us_596f960be4b01696c6a239f6

* "Team Trump Used Obamacare Money to Run PR Effort Against It:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/team-trump-used-obamacare-money-to-run-ads-against-it

* Republicans are threatening another secret rob people of health care to give tax cuts to the rich bill next week. They are hoping to tire us out. Stay strong.

* "The Civil-Rights Luminary You’ve Never Heard Of:" http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/04/17/the-many-lives-of-pauli-murray

* "‘I never wanted to be with a man’: escaping Russia for Canada:" http://www.prospektmag.com/2017/05/escaping-russia-canada-forbidden-love/

* "Home Video: Crash Course Film History #13:"

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* "Why Early Globalization Matters: Crash Course Big History #206:"

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* "Ravens have paranoid, abstract thoughts about other minds:" http://www.wired.co.uk/article/ravens-theory-of-mind

* "Black Agnes (c.1312-1369): the Wife Who Defended a Castle:" http://rejectedprincesses.tumblr.com/post/160837683718/black-agnes-c1312-1369-the-wife-who-defended-a#notes

* TW: Suicide. "How Faith Bacon, Inventor of the Fan Dance, Leaped to Her Death:" https://travsd.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/how-faith-bacon-inventor-of-the-fan-dance-leaped-to-her-death/

* "The schoolgirl thrash metal band smashing stereotypes in Indonesia:" https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jun/09/the-schoolgirl-thrash-metal-band-smashing-stereotypes-java-indonesia-voice-baceprot

* "The Dying God: Crash Course World Mythology #19 :"

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* "Exclusive - Goodbye, Sean Spicer:"

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* "President Trump Casually Makes Another Damning Admission:"

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* "Toying with Russia :"

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* "The Don - The President Show:"

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* "Bioshock Infinite Music - Shiny Happy People (1991) by R.E.M.:"

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* "All Star but it's Vintage Reggae Style - Smash Mouth Cover ft. Vonzell Solomon - Postmodern Jukebox :"

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* Rejoice, for the Car emergency is ended! I anal retentively ordered a Blue Cab for an hour before the appointment for fear of the cab coming late. I foraged, as it's just around the corner from Honest Mechanic (Alignment and Brakes Plus Bellingham). In the event things ran about a half hour later than projected with my car, but this was all to the good as it turned out that when they opened it up, the alternator was not fried as previously believed, but chock full of belt frags that had essentially frozen it in place, and labor at Honest Mechanic is much cheaper than a new alternator. The result is that there was enough left over that between us, we had enough money for the whole electric bill, plus meds for both of us and cat food.

If anyone donated and would like a refund for the meds money and kibbles, the fundraiser having only been for car repair and electric, PM me and I'll see what I can do next month. Thank you again donators. The lights will stay on at the cat asylum.

I went to pharmacy, library, and to get kibbles and spend the last of this month's food stamps on magic apricot straws. The car battery is fully charged. Squirrel got off to his game on time. As I wrote this, I was full, the forage put away, and Tavy was in his room playing with his new pharmacy bag. All is well with the world.

* "Preacher, Season 2, Episode 5: Dallas:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/07/preacher-season-2-episode-5-dallas.html

* "A Floor Map for Season Seven:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/a-floor-map-for-season-seven/

* "Five Ways To Ruin the Con Experience for Everyone Around You:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/five-ways-ruin-con-experience-for-everyone/

* Wow, whoever made Conjuring 2 had no idea why the first one was good.

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

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

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

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

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here: https://lgbtnet.org/en

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

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

* 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
gwydion: (Default)
* Trump's first major concession to Putin with nothing won back in return. "Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria, a move sought by Moscow:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-ends-covert-cia-program-to-arm-anti-assad-rebels-in-syria-a-move-sought-by-moscow/2017/07/19/b6821a62-6beb-11e7-96ab-5f38140b38cc_story.html?utm_term=.10a8789f2757

* "Mueller Expands Probe to Trump Business Transactions:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-20/mueller-is-said-to-expand-probe-to-trump-business-transactions

* "Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort scheduled to testify July 26:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/19/politics/paul-manafort-donald-trump-jr-jared-kushner-testify/index.html

* And he a Birther, so you can imagine how bad at judging evidence he will be. "The Senate Is About To Confirm A Federal Judge Who Compared Abortion To Slavery:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-bush-judge-trump-abortion_us_596f960be4b01696c6a239f6

* "Team Trump Used Obamacare Money to Run PR Effort Against It:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/team-trump-used-obamacare-money-to-run-ads-against-it

* "The Civil-Rights Luminary You’ve Never Heard Of:" http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/04/17/the-many-lives-of-pauli-murray

* "Home Video: Crash Course Film History #13:"

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* "Why Early Globalization Matters: Crash Course Big History #206:"

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* "Ravens have paranoid, abstract thoughts about other minds:" http://www.wired.co.uk/article/ravens-theory-of-mind

* TW: Suicide. "How Faith Bacon, Inventor of the Fan Dance, Leaped to Her Death:" https://travsd.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/how-faith-bacon-inventor-of-the-fan-dance-leaped-to-her-death/

* "The schoolgirl thrash metal band smashing stereotypes in Indonesia:" https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jun/09/the-schoolgirl-thrash-metal-band-smashing-stereotypes-java-indonesia-voice-baceprot

* "The Dying God: Crash Course World Mythology #19 :"

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* "Bioshock Infinite Music - Shiny Happy People (1991) by R.E.M.:"

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* "All Star but it's Vintage Reggae Style - Smash Mouth Cover ft. Vonzell Solomon - Postmodern Jukebox :"

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

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

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

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

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here: https://lgbtnet.org/en

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

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

* 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
gwydion: (Default)
* "Britain, U.S. deny that Trump state visit delayed:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-usa-idUSKBN1920OC

* This felt creepily "Dear Leader"like to me. "Cabinet members give Trump unusual tribute:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/12/politics/trump-cabinet-tribute/

* "Ninth Circuit upholds block on Trump's travel ban:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/12/ninth-circuit-upholds-block-on-trumps-travel-ban-239433

* Things that make me go hmmmmm.... "Trump attorney won't rule out firing Mueller:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/11/trump-mueller-special-counsel-239396

* "D.C., Maryland sue Trump over foreign business dealings:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/12/trump-lawsuit-maryland-washington-dc-239420

* "Senate GOP won't release draft health care bill:" https://www.axios.com/senate-gop-wrapping-up-health-care-bill-but-wont-release-it-2440345281.html

* They gave Gianforte a slap on the wrist community service with no jail time and a tiny fine for viciously beating and innocent unarmed reporter for no reason except he could and then lying about it. He still gets to go to Congress.

* "Why do people believe myths about the Confederacy? Because our textbooks and monuments are wrong:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/07/01/why-do-people-believe-myths-about-the-confederacy-because-our-textbooks-and-monuments-are-wrong/?utm_term=.31ffa3feef42

* "Why the Nazis Loved America:" http://time.com/4703586/nazis-america-race-law/

* Don’t hold your breath with a Republican Congress. "Puerto Rico Says 'Si' To Statehood:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/06/puerto-rico-says-si-to-statehood.html

* "Marine vet's quick actions saved dozens of lives during Orlando nightclub shooting:" http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/2016/06/14/marine-vets-quick-actions-saved-dozens-lives-during-orlando-nightclub-shooting/85860320/

* "Pulse Terror Attack: One Year Later:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/06/pulse-terror-attack-one-year-later.html

* "There are diseases hidden in ice, and they are waking up:" http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170504-there-are-diseases-hidden-in-ice-and-they-are-waking-up?ocid=ww.social.link.facebook

* "Mass Grave from Thirty Years' War Battle Reveals Soldiers' Fatal Wounds:" https://www.livescience.com/59302-germany-thirty-years-war-grave-revealed.html

* "50th Anniversary of Loving v. Virginia SCOTUS Case:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/06/50th-anniversary-of-loving-v-virginia.html

* "Another Message for Donald Trump from Former Mexican President Vicente Fox:"

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* "How 'The LEGO Batman Movie' Should Have Ended:"

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* "Brexit II: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:"

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* "Trump's Parade of Shills:"

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* My suspicion as to the expense of fixing the car is correct. The estimate from Honest Mechanic is 400-500.00 depending on how long it takes to take apart and reassemble. We have an appointment for Wednesday and I hope to forage while it's going on, as they are back to back.

Squirrel is going to simply have to not pay the electric bill and internet bill this month it is looking like. Want to help? Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* "Hundreds Of Blind, Pallid Disney Characters Discovered Living In Caves Deep Within Space Mountain:" http://theonion.tumblr.com/post/158752776773/hundreds-of-blind-pallid-disney-characters

* Fuck Oliver Stone!

* "I love the Star Trek trend of characters who present themselves as loyal, exemplary members of their cultures but end up inadvertently or begrudgingly subverting tradition and becoming vanguards of major sociopolitical change.:" http://trulysophisticat.tumblr.com/post/161764901602/thequantumqueer-background-alien-i-love-the

* "The Refreshing Queer Sensibility of 'American Gods':" https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/06/the-refreshing-queer-sensibility-of-american-gods/529398/?utm_source=atlfb

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

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

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

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

* "So, what can people do?*:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/161640495373/so-what-can-people-do

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here: https://lgbtnet.org/en

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

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

* 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
gwydion: (Default)
* "Sick, diabetic man says Greyhound bus driver left him stranded on highwa:" http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/greyhound-bus-stranded-diabetic-man-1.4136133

* "Clapper: Russia 'absolutely' meddled in the 2016 election:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/30/politics/clapper-russia-election-meddling-cnntv/index.html

* "US sidelined as Europe rebuffs Trump:"

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* "How President Trump consumes — or does not consume — top-secret intelligence:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-president-trump-consumes--or-does-not-consume--top-secret-intelligence/2017/05/29/1caaca3e-39ae-11e7-a058-ddbb23c75d82_story.html?utm_term=.afa7dd3a695f

* "Trump administration plans to minimize civil rights efforts in agencies:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-administration-plans-to-minimize-civil-rights-efforts-in-agencies/2017/05/29/922fc1b2-39a7-11e7-a058-ddbb23c75d82_story.html?utm_term=.6356d065da38

* "Civil rights protections wither under Trump, Sessions:"

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* "Why Darrell Issa retreated to his office building roof:"

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* "Republicans want the poor to work for their government benefits:" http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/30/news/economy/republicans-work-requirements-poor-benefits/index.html

* "Texas Lawmakers Trade Assault Allegations After One Calls ICE On Protesters:" http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/29/530623562/texas-lawmakers-trade-assault-allegations-after-one-calls-ice-on-protesters

* "Prof gave 'F' to student because she's Muslim, lawsuit alleges:" http://www.nj.com/union/index.ssf/2017/05/muslim_student_says_claims_prof_changed_grade_from.html

* "On Asian “accents” :" http://the-alexandrian-alchemist.tumblr.com/post/161266293556/on-asian-accents

* "Portland Republican says party should use militia groups after racial attack:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/29/portland-attack-republican-james-buchal-militia-groups?

* Cis white LG's Respectability Politics Erase the rest of us: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/161266132481/different-person-but-ive-seen-some-people-who

* "The Advantage Of Being A Little Underemployed:" http://www.collaborativefund.com/blog/the-advantage-of-being-a-little-bit-underemployed/

* "Abortion Is a Blessing:" https://mikethemadbiologist.com/2009/06/06/saturday_sermon_abortion_is_a/

* "Ancient Shrewsbury sacred site 'oldest of its kind':" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-shropshire-39981488

* On the second pass on the tags I managed to reduce to 814. Progress!

* "American Gods, Season 1, Episode 5: Lemon Scented You:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/05/american-gods-season-1-episode-5-lemon.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.

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

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

Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here: https://lgbtnet.org/en

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

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: paypal.me/Gwydion or 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
gwydion: (Default)
* "'Careening incompetence' of Trump administration risks crisis:"

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* "White House story on Bannon NSC move perplexes:"

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* "Senators demand answers on new EPA policy:"

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* So not only is Gorsuch out right lying in his commercials that he is backing the poor and minorities against corporations when the exact opposite is true, but he's a literal plagarist on a fairly large scale hich rather undermines his intellectual claims.

For serious, call your Senators and encourage them to block or stand firm if they are already blocking this nomination if you are able to. (I know some people can't for a variety of reasons). Remember, he believes that corporations have first amendment rights that Trump those of mere human employees. He is worse than Scalia and will likely live a very long time. Remember that if Democrats cave now, it will enshrine the idea that it is completely acceptable to refuse to even consider nominee by an opposing party so as to steal a nomination, as the Republicans have done in this case. If they kill the filibuster, they kill it. Better to fight and die on the moral high ground than roll over in expectation that they will keep using the threat every single time. Rolling over now for a vague promise we know Republicans won't keep next time is only making things worse.

* "Black activists warned us that Sessions would launch an assault on civil rights. That moment looks like it’s here.:" https://mic.com/articles/173086/jeff-sessions-is-doing-exactly-what-we-thought-he-would?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.oi8AYMxes

* Need I mention that the Susan Rice distraction is nonsense from a conspiracy theorist who made his living slandering Hillary Clinton in the '90's. He's literally known for making things up to attack women. Everybody with a clue how things work is not surprisingly calling the accusations nonsense. I'm unlikely to say more than it's a deliberate distraction to distract from literal treason in the White House. Keep your eyes on the ball folks.

* 45 is backing Bill O'Reilly on his serial sexual depredation on female employees. Is anyone surprised? No word on what Bill Cosby thinks. For the record: I believe the women in both the O'Reilly and Trump cases.

* "Coat Hangers And ODs: Life Before Abortion Was Legal:" http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2477-pe-illegal-abortion-life-as-woman-before-roe-vs.-wade.html

* I love this protest. "Dutch men hold hands to protest against homophobia:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39505692

* Contains an interview about Dr. Willie Parker about access to abortion in the South. "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah :" http://www.cc.com/episodes/1h3yqu/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-april-3--2017---willie-parker-season-22-ep-22088

* "Sean Spicer: Kindergarten Press Secretary:"

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* "Trump Shirks His Commander-in-Chief Duties:"

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* "Like America, Turkey Is Also Burning:"

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* "Is Jared Kushner the Real President?:"

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

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* "You're! Not! Helping!:"

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* "Heir to the White House Throne:"

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* "We Told You So: Russian Hacking:"

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* The cherry blossoms are out. They always remind me of My Soldier. We fell in love in Winter. We were young and he had not enlisted yet. He had long dark hair, and though his mother was white, he looked Native like his father. He wore a long grey coat and a fedora. I know, I know, fedoras are now a universal sign of assholery, but in 1990, the hat was unusual and quirky. With his long coat and his ling hair, the hat gave him a unique, vaguely 19th century look. He hated shoes even mor that I do, and had these huge feet with long toes he used like extra fingers. I picture him in Winter dressed like that, barefoot in the snow for the dash from his house to his mother's car, unwilling to put on shoes for the brief trip, as he always drove barefoot.

The street where he lived in 1991 was lined on both sides with cherry trees. They were intriguing shapes in Winter, lichen covered and Gothic. In spring they would burst forth into pink glory and the petals would rain down slowly, and cling to his feet, half crushed. The symbolism is not lost on me. He died in full flower, beautiful, and far too young.

Cherry blossoms forever remind me of him. Barefoot. Beloved. Missed.

* Corrected Headlines: http://butlerbookbinding.tumblr.com/post/159223256249


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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "The Fox Didn’t Want Those Grapes Anyway:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/157859442857/the-fox-didnt-want-those-grapes-anyway

* TW: Rape. "Idaho judge rules attack on high school football player was 'not a rape' or racist:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/24/idaho-football-player-rape-case-coat-hanger-light-sentence?utm_content=buffer1ccb9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

* "American Citizen Faced Deportation:" http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/eduardo-caraballo-puerto-rico-deportion-94795779.html

* I know this is a little late, but it's important. "Rep John Lewis’ Speech at March on Washington :"

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* "Jon Stewart To The Media: It's Time To Get Your Groove Back:"

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* "Trump's Nuclear Plan: It's Like The Cold War All Over Again:"

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* "Cartoon Donald Trump Dreads The White House Correspondents' Dinner:"

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* "Princess Faullaria's Populist Uprising: A Dorne Retrospective:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/porne-retrospective-season-6/

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Trump ignores 'the grown-ups' in his Cabinet:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-ignoring-cabinet-235124

* "Rep. Maxine Waters: Trump advisors with Russia ties are ...:"

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* "CIA analyst quits over Trump disregard for intelligence:"

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* "Town hall eruptions for Republicans:"

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* "FEC commissioner resigns citing 'dysfunction and deadlock':"

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* "We Need to Start Telling the Truth About White Supremacy in Our Schools:" http://www.discriminology.com/news-1/2017/2/15/we-need-to-start-telling-the-truth-about-white-supremacy-in-our-schools

* TW: Rape. "Transploitation: The Reality of Being a Black Trans Woman | Tschan Andrews | TEDxUCLWomen :"

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* Internment camps and Resistance: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/157563939502/geniusbee-resistance-can-take-many-forms

* "A Star-Studded Cast Sings 'We Are All Sweden':"

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* "Sorry ISIS, You Lost The Title Of 'Enemy Of The American People':"

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* "Never Fjorget What Happened In Sweden:"

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* "Today Trump Honored Sojourner Truth, Booker T. Washington And... Ben Carson:"

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* Tavy waking from nap.: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/157558932592/tavy-waking-from-nap

* Step Four out of five on Document project achieved. My 14-15 month battle with Pennsylvania over my Birth Certificate ended today when it finally arrived. I guess I will not have to try to talk them into deporting me to Canada after all.

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "North Korea Defector Says Elite Turning Their Backs On Kim Jong Un:" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/north-korea-defector-says-elite-turning-their-backs-kim-jong-n711936

* "Russia treason arrest seen as tacit corroboration of US intel:"

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* "Trump favor for unpopular Russia raises questions of influence:"

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* "Mayor de Blasio welcomes a fight with Trump over 'sanctuary...:"

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* @&%$#! "Is Trump using an insecure phone?:"

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* "Rep. Elijah Cummings wants to talk to the President:"

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* "Sen. Booker: Trump is 'a repeated liar and propagandist':"

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* "Trump's flawed executive orders:"

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* "PPP poll: Trump base deluded by false facts:"

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* Is this what the Romans felt when Caligula woke from his fever and started using the full power of the Empire in service of his whims and delusions?

* "Four more journalists get felony charges after covering inauguration unrest:" https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/jan/24/journalists-charged-felonies-trump-inauguration-unrest

* "Sen Franken on resisting Trump: 'We have a strategy':"

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* "Heather Ann Thompson - The Truth About Attica Prison in "Blood in the Water" - Extended Interview:"

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* BTW, when Trevor Noah suggested doing Trump's intelligence briefings in the form of simple personalized video's? That's pretty close to what they had to do for Reagan as he had dementia.

* Now that Trevor Noah has informed us that 45 is slang for Penis in South Africa, I can't hear news reports about 45 (Donald Trump) the same way.

* "Have You Seen This Pizza Thief Dressed As A Beer Bottle?:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/pizza-thief-beer-bottle-costume_us_58825ee9e4b0e3a73568c665

* "Coronation Street:"

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* "Who March the World? Girls.:"

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* "President Trump Takes (Executive) Action:"

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* "Profiles in Tremendousness - White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer:"

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* "Get Your Gloat On:"

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* "Welcome to President Trump's Reality:"

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* "The Daily Show Takes the #TrumpCake:"

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* "President Trump Wants to Send "the Feds" to Chicago:"

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* "Capturing the Essence of President Trump's Tweets:"

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* I spent 20 hoursish of Thursday in bed with a severe chronic pain incident. It's been bad this week generally. Luckily the guests showed up in the most functional window I've had in about all week. If I forget a thing I promised, if I make a serious mistake, I apologize. My head feels like a rotting cabbage on the inside without the meds and with them, I'm still in a really distracting amount of pain, plus drugged.

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* Suicide Crisis numbers: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/153016816845/non-us-crisis-line-list

* "Donald Trump is now president — here are 8 guides to help you resist his agenda:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/156329735276/yourenotaloneinthis-the-movemnt-donald-trump

* "free advice if you're going to any of the various protests, marches, etc. this week.:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/156113948218/free-advice-if-youre-going-to-any-of-the-various

* "Healthcare Resources:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/156106364557/healthcare-resources

* Victim of a Hate Crime? Report to the police first, but also report here to help the SPLC track incidents: https://www.splcenter.org/reporthate

* Trans Relief Project: http://transrelief.com/

* "Donate to the SPLC:" https://donate.splcenter.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=463

* "A List of Pro-Women, Pro-Immigrant, Pro-Earth, Anti-Bigotry Organizations That Need Your Support:" http://jezebel.com/a-list-of-pro-women-pro-immigrant-pro-earth-anti-big-1788752078?rev=1478710019591&utm_campaign=socialflow_jezebel_facebook&utm_source=jezebel_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

* General Charities list to help groups being targeted in Trump's America: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/153111297079/charities-that-may-need-some-love-in-the-upcoming

* Where to donate to help Immigrants: http://colinfirth.tumblr.com/post/152963467726/carecen-la-center-for-community-change

* Ways to protest: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/174f0WBSVNSdcQ5_S6rWPGB3pNCsruyyM_ZRQ6QUhGmo/htmlview?usp=sharing&sle=true#

* More ways to protest "So here’s the deal:" http://the-cimmerians.tumblr.com/post/153516131819/so-heres-the-deal

* "10 ways we can help Standing Rock Indian Reservation.:" http://browngurlwfro.tumblr.com/post/153755459138/dooder-tooder-this-is-a-photo-my-friend-posted

* "List of Standing Rock Resources:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/152671392633/list-of-standing-rock-resources

* NoDAPL. "It’s important that donations are made to a variety of these campaigns:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/156428233978/thepoliticsoffrybread-me-non-natives-esp

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

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

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

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

* This is the patreon of an RL friend with etsy link: https://www.patreon.com/karjack
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* "A Runaway Child Bride Forges Her Own Path:" http://www.takepart.com/feature/2016/10/24/selvi-child-bride-turned-taxi-driver?cmpid=tp-fb

* Is anyone really surprised that the Muscovite Candidate is out making enemies in Western Europe and threatening to pull out of NATO? "Trump worries Nato with 'obsolete':" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38635181

* "Trump vs. the media:"

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* Republicans want to remind you that a loss of three million jobs, 3-4 million working people losing their health care, the cost of an estimated 1.5 trillion dollars, and all the people who will die because they will lose their insulin, chemotherapy for their cancer, etc., is a small price to pay for a tax cut for the richest 2%. After all who cares how expensive it is or how many people will literally die as long as they can pass a law that only helps the incredibly rich.

* "Protests off to early start ahead of Trump inauguration:"

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* The Real Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/155975190751/neurodiversitysci-alwaysbewoke-edwinizm

* "Donald Trump's Eventful Martin Luther King Day Weekend:"

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* "John Scalzi's 10-point plan for getting creative work done in the age of Trump:" http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-hollywood-values-updates-john-scalzi-s-10-point-plan-for-getting-1483653314-htmlstory.html

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* Suicide Crisis numbers: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/153016816845/non-us-crisis-line-list

* Victim of a Hate Crime? Report to the police first, but also report here to help the SPLC track incidents: https://www.splcenter.org/reporthate

* Trans Relief Project: http://transrelief.com/

* "Donate to the SPLC:" https://donate.splcenter.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=463

* "A List of Pro-Women, Pro-Immigrant, Pro-Earth, Anti-Bigotry Organizations That Need Your Support:" http://jezebel.com/a-list-of-pro-women-pro-immigrant-pro-earth-anti-big-1788752078?rev=1478710019591&utm_campaign=socialflow_jezebel_facebook&utm_source=jezebel_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

* General Charities list to help groups being targeted in Trump's America: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/153111297079/charities-that-may-need-some-love-in-the-upcoming

* Where to donate to help Immigrants: http://colinfirth.tumblr.com/post/152963467726/carecen-la-center-for-community-change

* Ways to protest: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/174f0WBSVNSdcQ5_S6rWPGB3pNCsruyyM_ZRQ6QUhGmo/htmlview?usp=sharing&sle=true#

* More ways to protest "So here’s the deal:" http://the-cimmerians.tumblr.com/post/153516131819/so-heres-the-deal

* "10 ways we can help Standing Rock Indian Reservation.:" http://browngurlwfro.tumblr.com/post/153755459138/dooder-tooder-this-is-a-photo-my-friend-posted

* "List of Standing Rock Resources:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/152671392633/list-of-standing-rock-resources

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

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

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

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

* This is the patreon of an RL friend with etsy link: https://www.patreon.com/karjack
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* "Iran's ex-president Hashemi Rafsanjani dies at 82:" http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/01/iran-president-hashemi-rafsanjani-dies-82-170108163407762.html

* "Read the letter Coretta Scott King wrote opposing Sessions’s 1986 federal nomination:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/01/10/read-the-letter-coretta-scott-king-wrote-opposing-sessionss-1986-federal-nomination/?utm_term=.bb6cf5e29ffd

* VICE has been running a series of clips where they do little interviews with families where the women voted Hillary and the men voted Trump. TW Sexual Assault: ) Her raw pain and bitterness at her father’s betrayal of her makes me want to weep every damned time.

* Today Squirrel and I went to get a TV. It is the largest TV I've ever owned, about two inches wider than the one that just died, with beautiful picture, but no remote or closed captioning, which is often the case with free second hand TV's. It used to be I'd post for a TV and I'd get five or six offers as all the middle class people were switching to flat screens, but loathe to throw out a perfectly good analog. This time, I got only the one offer, which suggests the boom is over. Let us hope these two last as there may not be more. I keep shaking and checking the sound only TV, but have not been able to shake whatever inside comes loose back into place.

The TV was on the second floor in a narrow corridor maze. It nearly killed us both handling it. As a result, Squirrel and I discovered a trick to moving TV's I wish I'd known 30 years ago, but better late than never. One can get a sturdy towel or small blanket. Put the TV on it and lift the towel. It evens out the weight and you aren't dealing with crappy handholds that are endlessly slipping. O.o So fucking simple. Why in hell haven't we been doing it this way all along?

* Vikings: Watching Sigurd and Ivar interact, I keep thinking, what are you both, five? Kidding aside, I really enjoy the way each of the Ragnarssons took a little piece of Travis Fimmal's performance and incorporated into into their distinct characterization. They are each very different, but all remind one of Ragnar as a result. It's really cleverly done.

* They were double billed with Carmina Burana of all things the one time I got to see professional ballet as a kid. The Philly audience did not get them at all. They were magic. "Les Ballets de Trockadero: much more than men in tutus:" http://edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/local-arts/les-ballets-de-trockadero-much-more-than-men-in-tutus

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* Suicide Crisis numbers: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/153016816845/non-us-crisis-line-list

* Victim of a Hate Crime? Report to the police first, but also report here to help the SPLC track incidents: https://www.splcenter.org/reporthate

* Trans Relief Project: http://transrelief.com/

* "Donate to the SPLC:" https://donate.splcenter.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=463

* "A List of Pro-Women, Pro-Immigrant, Pro-Earth, Anti-Bigotry Organizations That Need Your Support:" http://jezebel.com/a-list-of-pro-women-pro-immigrant-pro-earth-anti-big-1788752078?rev=1478710019591&utm_campaign=socialflow_jezebel_facebook&utm_source=jezebel_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

* General Charities list to help groups being targeted in Trump's America: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/153111297079/charities-that-may-need-some-love-in-the-upcoming

* Where to donate to help Immigrants: http://colinfirth.tumblr.com/post/152963467726/carecen-la-center-for-community-change

* Ways to protest: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/174f0WBSVNSdcQ5_S6rWPGB3pNCsruyyM_ZRQ6QUhGmo/htmlview?usp=sharing&sle=true#

* More ways to protest "So here’s the deal:" http://the-cimmerians.tumblr.com/post/153516131819/so-heres-the-deal

* "10 ways we can help Standing Rock Indian Reservation.:" http://browngurlwfro.tumblr.com/post/153755459138/dooder-tooder-this-is-a-photo-my-friend-posted

* "List of Standing Rock Resources:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/152671392633/list-of-standing-rock-resources

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

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

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* I have been wondering for some time what he'd do next. This really needs doing and it's not glamorous. This is technocratic and requires high intelligence and patience, so it's sort of perfect for him. "Obama to fight back on redistricting for Democrats:"

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* "Sen Elizabeth Warren breathes fire beside Hillary Clinton in NH:"

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* "Why Trump's call for poll watching terrifies the RNC:"

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* "White Dudes, Trump, and America:" http://whatever.scalzi.com/2016/10/20/white-dudes-trump-and-america/

* I think the purest expression of the Trump Agenda is the Latino Veteran who served eight tours of duty and his wife and children being driven from their home by racist who broke in, ransacked their house, poured gasoline on their daughter's crib and left racist death threats and a promise to burn their house down next time if they didn't get out. It really is exactly what he's calling for down to the violence, racial animus, and the deliberate persecution of a war veteran. And really what can be more modern Republican than terrorizing children?

* "I Went to a Wells Fargo Branch, this is What Happened Next:" http://wolfstreet.com/2016/10/23/i-went-to-wells-fargo-branch-this-happened/

* "Texas May Be Denying Tens Of Thousands Of Children Special Education:" http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/10/21/496943376/texas-may-be-denying-tens-of-thousands-of-children-special-education

* The supposed "Pro-life" movement did this by closing clinics and slashing funding. "STD Infections Rise To New Highs After States Close Health Clinics:" http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/10/20/498719092/std-infections-rise-to-new-highs-after-states-close-health-clinics

* The gift polish turned out to be a metallic pink instead of gold as I’d thought, so I added polka dots.: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/152278966547/the-gift-polish-turned-out-to-be-a-metallic-pink

* Today I also had the dinner il_volpe kindly gifted to me. Indian food: veggie sampler and eggplant.

* "New safeguards agreed for world's most trafficked mammal:" http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37494823

* "Two disabled friends build a forest around their village:" http://siz.io/two-disabled-friends-build-a-forest-around-their-village/?src=tum

* Yesterday I glued together the skeleton men Tavy broke, voted in the general election, voted in the building election (no rent increase. Yay!), did the rest of the paper bureaucracy, changed a tank, took books back. I did not change my sheets, alas.

I wrote this long beautiful thing on why you should vote, and vote early if you are in an early voting state, but it got erased. Instead I will simply say: Please, please, please vote your whole ballot. We need progressive Congress critters who will do what’s right. You need a Governor and state legislature who believe in health care, clean tap water, and bodily autonomy. You need a city government who believe in education and infrastructure spending. You need a School Board that believes in science. You need judges who think rape is a crime and mental illness isn’t. You need a compassionate Sheriff’s Department that wants to protect and serve, not murder innocent people. Initiatives are important. In my State we are voting on minimum wage and campaign financing. In my City we are voting on EMT and school bus funding. I know some of the initiatives are a little confusing, but it’s worth a couple of minutes reading them and looking them up if you still aren’t sure.

To get these things you need to VOTE!

* That's not who we are: https://thenib.com/that-s-not-who-we-are

* "11 More of the Scariest Stories We've Ever Heard:" http://jezebel.com/11-more-of-the-scariest-stories-weve-ever-heard-1653038439

* Walking Dead the Ennui continues:

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* Snerk: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/152244276817/curlicuecal-curlicuecal-curlicuecal

* ToS Rewatch:

- Space Seed. Ah the eugenics wars of the 1990's. I remember them well. We are a year and a half away from warp technology! I know, I know it's mean to tease, but given Richardo Montelban is born in 1920, his character would have been in his teens when the episode was made in order to be forty something when he was put in suspended animation in the 1990's.... So all star trek is guessing that some secret government eugenics lab already was raising a dangerous multi ethnic cohort of future attempted world conquerors. Using 1950's genetic tech. O.o. And I have to ask which country would do this in the '50's. It would have to be a rich country with advanced science, "selective breeding would have taken a lot of generations, which would push inception back to the 19th Century or earlier and that makes the whole thing less probable the further back you go. So I'm thinking it has to be some sort of early gene splicing Manhatten Project sort of thing, which means money and a large base of scientists to draw from. We're ruled out along with most of Europe on the grounds of racism. India had only gotten it's independence, so despite his mode of dress and supposed ethnicity, that seems awefully fast for India to have secretly built a future tech genetics program. Japan was rebuilding, dealing with shortages particularly early in the decade and not yet the powerhouse they became late in the century. So Russia or China, probably? Look, I am fond of Richardo Montelban, but there are definitely flaws, like him being made up with dark skin to be a Sikh, and the gender dynamics just generally. Amoung the racial types is listed "oriental." *wince* Problems, definitely problems. it says a lot of dark things about the historian, McGyver, that she finds Khan's creepy, controlling behavior on their first meeting awake sexy rather than gross, and that she finds his eugenics ideology attractive. I do enjoy Spock and kirk bating Khan into giving himself away, though it does say something about Khan that he falls for it. The scene where Khan gets McGyver to help him take over the ship is really scary, like domestic violence scary, with some negging tossed in. She is going with her abuser into an isolated situation where her abuser is the sole authority after she betrayed him into exile, and this is somehow meant to be a happy ending. *shudder* Seriously, there is nothing at all romantic in the McGyver/Khan interactions. They were chilling. I know she chose this but I am legitimately scared for her. Did no one think this through? I now have a lot of questions about whether Khan is lying about what happened to her in the Wrath of Khan movie.

Watching the bickering between Spock and McCoy early in this episode, I am reminded that as a child I thought they were competing for Kirk's interest when they did this. *ahem* That Khan vs. McCoy vignette when Khan

Wait a minute, If we get warp drive in 2018, does that mean the governmental and partial societal collapse in the First Contact movie is caused by Trump and the 2016 Presidential election? *shudder*

- A Taste of Armageddon. I actually agreed with Kirk on his objection in the beginning on being ordered to violate the standing order. Will wonders never cease. This whole situation just seems really sketchy right from the start. The mat painting really doesn't blend, but it's a nice change from the usual Styrofoam rocks. Once they started talking to the first local, I remembered which one this was, the computer war one, where they commit suicide when "hit." A lot of people have argued one way or another if this is clever or heavy handed, so I'm not going to rehash that. What I kept thinking of is Rachel Maddow's excellent book Drift, and how prescient this episode was regarding the post-Vietnam evolution of out military and attendant political structures. No, we don't walk into disintegration, but we have arranged for only 1% of our population to serve in a forever war that demands no sacrifices from the rest of us, and the relative bloodlessness back home makes it easy to pretend there isn't an endless war that has gone on for most of a generation, unless someone we love is actually in it or has been wounded or died. Her argument is that by shifting the burden to such a small minority and isolating the effects, it makes it so much easier for the wars to go on and on without any thought to the human costs. I think that the Star Trek version of that is less exaggerated than we like to think. Just saying. Do I think people on two planets would disintegrate themselves for 500 years without serious rebellion? No, but it sure looks like isolating the population at large from the real costs of war sure does wonders at prolonging it.

The thing that really surprises me about Tos is how few actual aliens there are. Nearly all the "aliens" are white humans. You get the Gorn that one time, and the ears on the Romulans and Vulcans, the green dancer, two episodes with big headed aliens, and the salt eater back in episode One, but mostly, they land on planets populated entirely by white humans with no attempt to explain why all the aliens look and act exactly like white people.

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* Hurricane Matthew has been catastrophic for the people of Haiti. 800 or more are dead and 60,000 or more displaced. Want to help?

Haitian local charities: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154561836757433&set=a.84340697432.97916.713622432&type=3&theater
Doctors Without Borders: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/country-region/haiti
Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/donate/disaster-relief?donationProdId=prod12750029&scode=RSG00000E017&gclid=COnZ5tmJys8CFRBEfgodzWoPXQ

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

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

* Donate to help refugees "UN Refugee Agency:" http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

* A list of LGBTQA Charities: http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Congressman John Lewis: "Get in Trouble. Good Trouble":"

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* "Bunnies helped a great civilization in ancient Mexico thrive:" https://www.newscientist.com/article/2101551-bunnies-helped-a-great-civilisation-in-ancient-mexico-thrive/

* "Checking In With North Carolina's Bathroom Junk Checker:"

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* I made it all the way to the "Shoes on phase" before realizing it was Labour Day and going back to bed. I was exhausted anyway and it was clearly just as well. I've spent the weekend doing bits of cleaning, shorting, and the putting of small things to rights. I need to sweep one more time before tackling the Gothmas boxes.

* I know I just said this, but seriously, Killjoys, Double Tap!

* Louisiana is having a major flooding disaster, the worst disaster in this country since Sandy. Want to help? https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

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

* Donate to help refugees "UN Refugee Agency:" http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

* A list of LGBTQA Charities: http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.comhttp://www.cnn.com/2016/07/28/asia/indonesia-drug-executions/

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