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* "Spain's civil CRISIS: Police boats BLOCKED by Catalan ports as unrest continues to grow:" http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/857208/Catalan-independence-crisis-military-police-boats-blocked

* "Nicaragua Joins Paris Accord, Leaving Trump Alone With Syria:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-20/as-nicaragua-joins-paris-accord-trump-left-alone-with-syria

* "Trump Boosts North Korea Sanctions, Adding Economic Pressure:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-21/trump-is-said-to-announce-north-korea-sanctions-at-meeting-today

* "Trump leaning toward decertifying Iran nuclear deal, sources say:" https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/trump-leaning-toward-decertifying-iran-nuclear-deal-say-sources-n803121

* "Trump finds others to pay family legal bills:"

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* "Manafort used Trump campaign account to email Ukrainian operative:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/20/paul-manafort-trump-campaign-email-ukrainian-operative-242949

* "Trump hires campaign workers instead of farm experts at USDA:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/21/trump-agriculture-department-usda-campaign-workers-242951

* "Chris Murphy: The GOP is buying votes:"

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* Spoiler: Yes, of course he will. "Will you vote to hurt your state, congressman?:"

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* "A gay Swedish antifascist spent a year undercover with white supremacists. Here’s what he found.:" https://thinkprogress.org/a-gay-sweedish-antifascist-spent-a-year-undercover-with-white-supremacists-heres-what-he-found-92d070611ed9/

* "My Houston Statue Replacement Suggestions:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/09/my-houston-statue-replacement.html

* "Teaching Sept. 11 To Students Who Were Born After The Attacks:" http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/09/11/549532978/teaching-sept-11-to-students-who-were-born-after-the-attacks-happened

* "BILL GATES - IMPROVING GLOBAL HEALTH WITH THE BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION - EXTENDED INTERVIEW:"

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* "Archaeology: Ancient seeds, pollen show Ohio’s ‘lost crops’:" http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170820/archaeology-ancient-seeds-pollen-show-ohios-lost-crops

* "Confederate submarine crew killed by their own weapon:" https://phys.org/news/2017-08-confederate-submarine-crew-weapon.html

* "Hurricane Mueller Storms the Trump Administration:"

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* Two days of proper sleep are helping, though I am still sporadically feverish and my lungs are still heavy. When I get the second half of the pneumococcal, I intend to plan for two weeks of ick. To reiterate? Still beyond worth it to avoid a likely 10+ cases of pneumonia.

* First stage Gothmas decorations. I may be covered in fever sweat but I have pretty lights.: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165598649826/first-stage-gothmas-decorations-i-may-be-covered

* How many years/decades will it be before they make a lego movie with a female lead?

* Jamie Lannister and Aerys Targaryen: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/165507146137/was-jaime-justified-in-killing-aerys-he-had

* Want to donate to my property taxes? (170$ Needed). Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* We need money for taxes so ebay time again. These won't sell fast enough to solve this month, but can help with the mess this month leaves behind.: http://www.ebay.com/usr/lethran?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

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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/

* "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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Pattern of hacking preceded attendee of Trump camp Russia meeting:"

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* 45 has put Wilbur Ross in charge of the colonialist looting of Afghanistan's mineral resources he announced earlier this week.

* "A wounded Trump lashes out at Phoenix rally:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/22/trump-arizona-phoenix-rally-241923

* "Senate investigators interview dossier firm founder:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/22/politics/glenn-simpson-senate-judiciary-investigators/index.html

* "Exclusive: Top Trump aide's email draws new scrutiny in Russia inquiry:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/23/politics/donald-trump-rick-dearborn-email-russia-investigation/index.html

* "White House prepares for Joe Arpaio pardon:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/23/politics/joe-arpaio-pardon-white-house-paperwork/index.html

* "Napolitano: Arpaio pardon would be a 'dis' to Arizona:"

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* "Trump goes after Flake by name, after pledging not to:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/23/trump-jeff-flake-name-241941

* "Trump team escalates threats to shut down government:" https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-team-escalates-threats-shutdown-government-n795506

* "Web hosting company ordered to turn over information on anti-Trump website:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/24/trump-inauguration-protest-dreamhost-court-241973

* Like rats from a sinking ship. "Infrastructure Advisers Quit, Say Trump’s Actions Threaten Homeland Security:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/infrastructure-advisers-trump-homeland-security_us_599ddf67e4b0821444c07fb9?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

* "Former Trump adviser Icahn on NY AG Schneiderman's radar:"

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* "Another Republican stock photo fail:"

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* "Charlottesville: United Nations warns US over 'alarming' racism:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/23/charlottesville-un-committee-warns-us-over-rise-of-racism

* "Bryan Stevenson & Andra Day - The Ideology of White Supremacy in America - Extended Interview:"

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* "Nnamdi Asomugha & Colin Warner - From Friendship to Freedom in "Crown Heights" - Extended Interview :"

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* "Memo outlines Trump ban on transgender people in the US military:"

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* "White House gives Pentagon six months to create new trans military ban policy:" http://www.losangelesblade.com/2017/08/23/white-house-gives-pentagon-six-months-to-create-new-trans-military-ban-policy/

* "What trans soldier Albert Cashier can teach Trump about patriotism:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/22/donald-trump-transgender-military-ban-albert-cashier

* "I am holding hands with a girl at the pet store.:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/164547838865/ishipbadasschicks-nobodysflower-i-am-holding

* "Historic mystery at sea solved but stays a secret:"

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* "Dear Men:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164588080367/dear-men

* "Good Samaritan bit trying to leash roaming iguana Mr. Jingles:" http://www.unionleader.com/animals/good-samaritan-bit-trying-to-leash-roaming-iguana-mr-jingles--20170814

* "Nuclear Waste: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO):" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwY2E0hjGuU

* "Hillary Clinton Unloads on Trump:"

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* "Serious Trump vs. Somber Trump vs. Freestyle Trump:"

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* ""Michael the Black Man": President Trump's No. 1 Fan:"

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* I gave up trying to make sense of 45's word salad Arizona rant a little before midnight on the grounds that i was exhausted and all I was getting out of it was a headache instead of meaning. I did have a lovely dream about a modern AU where Steve Rogers (me in the dream. Don't judge.) woke from the ice with no real memories of what came before, bet with the same personality and super soldier upgrades. He ended up recruited by Amanda Waller (Yes, I know I'm crossing the Marvel/DC streams) instead of Nick Fury. Meanwhile, when Natasha Romanov defected, she took the Winter Soldier with her. Bucky was exactly as confused with only vague flashes of the Before time. Natasha was running her own ring for Nick Fury out of a garage, with Bucky as mechanic and husband. Steve Rogers was sent for a team up mission between the two agencies. So there is Natasha dressed rather like the matriarch in sons of Anarchy, one elbow on Bucky's shoulder looking me over.Cut for salaciousness: ) And off we went on a mission that was basically a large trapped enemy base infiltration, with bits of memory coming back to both Steve and Bucky. A++ would Steve/Bucky/Natasha base infiltrate again. That and the cuddling Tavy and reading Tanya Huff's Fire Stone were the only good things that happened today.

I did some calculations and determined that I could make the attempt on tires today. This was a terrible mistake. Internet directions looked straightforward. This was a lie. They had me get off in the next town up drive to the highschool make a couple turns and follow this big straight road until I saw it on my right. This was not how we got there last time, but that also involved lots of turns through back country, which is always a terrible fucking idea, as the street signs are seldom good, there are few places to turn around or ask directions, and the local teens have a habit of twisting street signs to lead strangers astray. Worse yet, the nice straight lines on maps are usually lying and things happen like if you go straight at the intersection you are on a different road and to go straight by the map you must go left or right, often with no street sign of the street sign twisted the wrong way and there is no next street sign for another ten miles to tell you you are on the wrong road. All of these things happened, of course, which was why I was dreading doing this, especially without a navigator. I burned a third of a tank of gas, pulled over in a bunch of church lots, a factory lot, and someones house to consult maps. The internet directions and the address I was aiming for did not match, as the streets did not connect....

Low on gas I hit the end of the road where it was meant to be where was a baptist church. I checked the doors on the grounds that even at a weird time on a Thursday afternoon in summer, you can sometimes catch altar guild ladies or bible study or what have you and the building was large and complicated and I couldn't tell if there was a rectory tucked away somewhere. I was exhausted hot, half panicked as I could not be sure where I was and was not all that clear where the Interstate was. I was not sanguine there was anyone there, as I didn't see cars out font, but the lot stretched behind so I gave it a shot anyway. This is the PNW, and I know full well if one looks distressed enough sometimes the act of looking obviously distressed will attract help. (This works particularly well when you are having car trouble and it is pissing down rain. Seriously folks, I live here for a Reason, and this is one of the benefits along with ideal climate until climate change started fucking with it, closeness to Canada, excellent laws, strong education system, social safety net, Queer friendliness, beauty of the landscape, access to civilized amenities....) The weather was hot and clear, but the hope was there. Doors were locked, but an elderly gentleman on a bike saw my distress an stopped. (Seriously. PNW). I braced myself for being evangelized, but I was happy to deal with that in exchange for him letting me follow him to the tires. He lived next door, so got his truck and took me there. (I didn't get the impression he was the preacher, though he may have been. He came off more like a true believer of the sort that hold those places together, especially in the middle of no where). I let him give me a new testament which he inscribed himself and let him evangelize me, and used proper church phrases. I am really good at this given my upbringing, even though obviously I did not have a baptist upbringing. I did my very best to give him all the gratefulness and interest i clearly owed him in exchange for his help. I did not tell him I had a much better translation of old and new testaments with apocrypha on my reference shelf which I keep handy for arguing with homophobes on the internet mostly. Episcopalian are hard core into Bible study, both my parents and my mother's mother were at various points vestry, mom and Grammy had both been church treasurers. My mom taught Sunday school, did bell choir, ran pageants, planning was a lector. Mom and Grammy were both on planning committees and the like at various times. All three of them were on various reverend searches. My Dad and I were in choir. I'd done Bible study pretty much since I was old enough for chapter books and went to a school with chapel three times a week where I had classes where we did things like comparative religion, bible study, history of monotheism, etc.. I was the only one in the Medieval Studies program in college who arrived with a working knowledge of Medieval heresy. My choice to break with monotheism was deeply considered and irrevocable, not out of bitterness and certainly not out of ignorance. Buddhism fit better for a host of reasons, and i am just not a theist.

But polite is polite and he went waaaaaay out of his way to help me and I really was grateful. I paid my coin in attention and good manners and took my new testament meekly. I had burned so much gas, I wasn't sure there was enough to get home, so I bought the very cheapest tires instead of second cheapest, but they looked sound, and drove well at 70 on the long flat stretch of the highway in moderate wind, and breaking and lane changes were noticeably better, so I felt like they were a pretty good deal all things considered. The man who took my money, was very likely one of my students the last two years I taught. He had a distinctive face and went to the right middle school. I gassed up and had a ridiculously easy time getting home, as the highway was RIGHT there, but the gas station down the road. If I'd known, I could have just gone north to that exit, made a right off the ramp, and another right, driven a bit and there it would have been. Fucking A! I'd have had the better tires, not had to gas up, and not had a frustrating, exhausting, and occasionally dangerous all afternoon country drive in the heat.

At least we know where it is now.

* Tavy update: I think he's finally turning into a cat, for which I am greatful. I don't just mean that he's adult shape and weight, though that is true. I've noticed he's settled down a lot in the last two weeks or so. nHis sleep/cuddle/play balance is more young adult cat than kitten, which is dramatically easier on me, given how extra he was when he arrived even for a kitten. He's more willing to entertain himself in less destructive ways while I am asleep or out of the apartment with toys, busy box, busy bag, and contents himself with stealing the half piece of paper towel I use to keep my next to the desk coaster from being overwhelmed by ice water sweat, instead of stealing entire rolls of paper toweling, tp, and or books to shred. (He really likes shredding.) I will happily sacrifice half a paper towel segment a day not to wake up to things shredded and broken all over the apartment. He's also been dramatically less violent with me in that two week span, something I've been working on since we got him. He loves wrestling, which involves launching himself at my forearm, digging teeth and claws in hard as he can and attempting to disembowel it with his hind leg, which really fucking hurts and does real damage. I happily offer diversions, such as toys he can maul, string, cat in bag, etc.., but until recently we had a minimum of a half hour a day where he persistently tries and frequently really hurts me. We're down to one or two attempts every few days, and he's way easier to divert. He' still too violent with Squirrel and LM, hence the limited contact between the cats. (No one likes being bitten, no matter how much he likes biting. He genuinely thinks he's playing). Squirrel refuses to be strict with him as far as the mauling goes, so I'm not sure how well things will generalize, but I am really hopeful seeing how much he's improving. I've also noticed how much better he's gotten over the course of the summer at compensating for his disability. He's such a sweet, cuddly little guy, and I'm really enjoying who he's growing up to be.

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

* So the town to the north of me has a road called "Dick Stone Lane." We assume it was named for some specific person, but Wednesday we decided "Dick Stone" ought to be the star in a noir porn parody. Dick Stone Private Dick! He should be based on Humphrey Bogart, obviously.

So this morning as I was getting dressed, I realized that it should clearly be based on the Maltese Falcon, because clearly Dick Stone needed to star in the Maltese Dildo as private dick, Hump Free Boggart. (I know backwards, but pun!) I can see the golden dildo being held aloft right now. Come on, you'd watch it. I could be hilarious and brilliant in the right hands! (Waggle brows).

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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

* 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

* 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: (Pensive)
* "China 'has deployed missiles in South China Sea' :" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35592988

* 38-40 are dead in our bombing of a Daesh base in Libya near the Tunisian border, with what sounds like UK and possibly Italian support.

* I do not have the emotional energy to write about events in Malawi, Uganda, Turkey, and Syria, but it's all distressing and bears watching.

* "Black Civil War Re-Enactors: Who Are They?:" http://www.theroot.com/articles/politics/2011/05/black_civil_war_reenactors_who_are_they.html

* I've had this lung infection a little over a week and I expect I'll soon be sick enough to convince a doctor to medicate it. Just a warning that added to Hector's death and my obligations the next two weeks, I may be flaky and or exhausted all the time. Posting quality will likely vary.

* LM is not dealing well with things, so we are giving her lots of reassurance. A lot of it is, she is not sure what the household dynamic is without Hector and also she relied on him to signal when things like goosh or treats were likely. I'm working on building in special comfort routines for her and trying to reinforce the idea that she's allowed to be all the places she is likely to go. (She's an elderly, over weight cat who does not like jumping, so isn't apt to do things like assault the stove or food prep counter). She's getting lots and lots of cuddles both from me and her personal human. We both think she would do better with another cat around, and we certainly would like another 1-3. There is a rescue cat with all his shots, neutering, etc. waiting for us in Eugene, but he needs transport North to us. Seriously, if you know anyone going that way contact me. I don't trust my car for distance, but if you're coming Northish up the I-5 corridor, we might be able to work something out.

* "Everything is trigger warnings, and that's not bad.:" http://seanan-mcguire.livejournal.com/664468.html

* "Black Sails XXII: What about the Mothers?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/139644375687/black-sails-xxii-what-about-the-mothers

* Me watching Vikings: (In a flat, unimpressed voice) Curse your sudden inevitable betrayal.

Seriously, does Bjorn have two brain cells to rub together? Are we sure Ragnar and Laegertha are really his parents?

* Zimbabwe has joined Ethiopia in disaster level drought People and animals are dying. Want to help? https://www.wfp.org/help

* Help the poisoned children of Flint Michigan. "Water Crisis:" https://www.cfgf.org/cfgf/GoodWork/FlintArea/WaterCrisis/tabid/855/Default.aspx

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

* Want to help finance my meds/medical co pays? 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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Pensive)
* "Holocaust Survivor George Weidenfeld Bankrolls Rescue of 2,000 ISIS Victims:" http://forward.com/news/breaking-news/312104/holocaust-survivor-bankrolls-rescue-of-2-000-isis-victims/

* "Guards at Berlin refugee office 'used Nazi language and called for asylum-seekers to be sent to concentration camps':" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/12014118/Guards-at-Berlin-refugee-office-used-Nazi-language-and-called-for-asylum-seekers-to-be-sent-to-concentration-camps.html

* Russia and Turkey are no longer talking at all. Including their military. Which means no coordination. Russia is now using planes equipped with plane to plane missiles, and are putting in surface to air missiles. Daesh has no planes, so... yeah. And not communicating between forces in the air dramatically increases chances of more planes on various sides getting shot down.

* I did watch a couple of the UN climate change speeches from Paris, though by no means all of them. Best of luck to conference attendees, and let us hope the executive agreement strategy works out as an end run around Congress.

* Ted Cruz took the terrorist who attacked planned parenthood spouting extreme right talking points from FOX News based on the hoax video about "baby parts" and a typo on a voter registration as somehow proof that the terrorist is a left wing trans activist and not someone who believes the same things as Mr. Cruz himself. After all, why would someone using the same rhetoric as the people Ted Cruz is proud to have endorse and murdering people at a Planned Parenthood possibly be considered a member of the Christian Extremist anti-abortion terrorist movement and not a member of a community that broadly believes in bodily integrity and a political movement that believes the opposite of what the terrorist stood for? Why look in the mirror when you can randomly blame an oppressed minority that has nothing at all to do with the terrorist attack, especially one that is literally being murdered at a record high rate this year?

* "Women Spies of the Civil War:" http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/women-spies-of-the-civil-war-162202679/?no-ist

* "Abraham Lincoln: The enduring images:" http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32292217?ocid=socialflow_twitter

* Thank you Tibicina for your excellent Gothmas gift of Fish Food! Thank you Brightlion for enough money for lung meds and a good quantity of Hector cat food! All the beasts are safe!

* In other news, I finished the Gothmas conversion of the livingroom last night. The window display is up. There are icicles in the Gothmas tree. Zombies, mummies, skeletons, and a vampire are invading the family creche. I have threaded candle lights through Halloweentown. Weirdly, when I turned the molding lights on after several weeks hiatus, the burnt out segment mostly lit up, I doubt it will last long, but I love the way the blue fairy lights make the living room friendly.

* EBAY, 1 Day More, 1 no bid:

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* "Free Celtic knotwork coloring page:" http://thestorydragon.com/2015/11/free-downloadable-coloring-page-celtic-knotwork-wheel-by-owen-wills/

* 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
gwydion: (No Angel)
* "Publication files lawsuit challenging Macomb County Jail's inmate postcard mail policy:" http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/c2ced1e5783e4f888b6abcd70b0d61dc/MI--Jail-Mail-Restrictions

* "Emotional Reunion for Judge, Middle School Classmate:" http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Miami-Dade-Judge-Former-Middle-School-Classmate-Burglary-Suspect-Have-Emotional-Court-Reunion-311465501.html

* "China: Gay couple ties knot to push for same-sex unions :" http://edition.cnn.com/2015/07/02/asia/china-same-sex-marriage/index.html

* "How the Battle of Gettysburg Worked:" http://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/how-the-battle-of-gettysburg-worked/

* "World's First Line Of Dolls With Disabilities Are Flying Off The Shelves:" https://www.distractify.com/toy-like-me-dolls-1197926529.html?ts_pid=2

* I am so glad I didn't pay to see Birdman. The commercials did not look promising, and if I'd had money for movies I still wouldn't have bothered. Still, it had a lot of critical acclaim, so when i ordered award season stuff from the library last spring, I tossed it in on the off. I can see why industry people liked it. It is clever, well acted, and I'm pretty sure it's the most brutal thing about show business I've ever seen made. It was not my thing, and I could barely drag myself through it. So not for owls. Also painfully white and straight.

* Ebay Time:
AUTUMN FANCIES 2013 (LE, Halloweenies): (Company says: Dry grasses bathed in amber light, muted by gentle shadows.) Top of label.:http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/301667294922?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

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

* My RL oldest continuous friend is doing a fundraiser: http://www.gofundme.com/x9g7q2k

* Trying to stay afloat until August: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: Vlad and Niran kissing (Kiss)
* "Fiery explosion as another oil train derails:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/watch/fiery-explosion-as-another-oil-train-derails-409114691568

* "The NRA's latest bad idea: taunting Gabrielle Giffords:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/the-nras-latest-bad-idea-taunting-gabrielle-giffords

* "Arrested for asking questions about corruption:" http://shahidbuttar.com/arrested-for-asking-questions-about-corruption

* "50 Years After Bloody Sunday, Voting Rights Are Under Attack:" http://www.thenation.com/blog/200193/50-years-after-bloody-sunday-voting-rights-are-under-attack#

* "'Bloody Sunday' 50th Anniversary:" http://www.transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/03/bloody-sunday-50th-anniversary.html

* "A step backwards for diversity in Tennessee:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/step-backwards-diversity-tennessee

* "Ben Carson: Religion is needed to interpret science because ‘maybe it’s just propaganda’:" http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/03/ben-carson-religion-is-needed-to-interpret-science-because-maybe-its-just-propaganda/

* "Ben Carson apologizes for comments on gay people :" http://edition.cnn.com/2015/03/04/politics/ben-carson-prisons-gay-choice/index.html?eref=edition

* "Transgender woman booted from city restroom:" http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article12313151.html

* What would Jesus do? Bully a teenage girl for using a public restroom. Why wont Christians think of the children? "Anti-LGBT activists confront transgender teenager at Charlotte government center bathrooms:" http://goqnotes.com/34460/anti-lgbt-activists-confront-transgender-teenager-at-charlotte-government-center-bathrooms/

* "Why a Victoria transgender woman uses the men's bathroom:" http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Victoria+transgender+woman+uses+bathroom/10867927/story.html

* "A world war on American soil: How the Civil War became a global struggle:" http://www.salon.com/2015/01/04/a_world_war_on_american_soil_how_the_civil_war_became_a_global_struggle/

* "The Expanding Cosplay Universe:" http://www.nippon.com/en/column/g00255/

* "Ferguson Police Bias:"

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* "Benjamin Netanyahu's Visit to Congress & Guns on Campus:"

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* Our Financial Situation continues Scary: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: (Etherite)
* "Yes, Black America Fears The Police. Here's Why.:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/05/black-america-police_n_6808506.html

* A call for lynching the Congressional Black Caucus. Remind me what century it is again? "WND Writer: Members Of Congressional Black Caucus Should Hang From A Noose For Boycotting Netanyahu:" http://crooksandliars.com/2015/03/world-net-daily-writer-members

* "At Newly Discovered Water Temple, Maya Offered Sacrifices to End Drought:" http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/01/150127-maya-water-temple-drought-archaeology-science/

* "Long dry spell doomed Mexican city 1,000 years ago:" http://phys.org/news/2015-01-doomed-mexican-city-years.html

* "'Female Husbands' In The 19th Century:" http://www.npr.org/blogs/npr-history-dept/2015/01/29/382230187/-female-husbands-in-the-19th-century

* Interesting. "Was Abolitionism a Failure?:" http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/30/was-abolitionism-a-failure/?_r=0

* "Obsidian artefacts help researchers understand historic land use on Easter Island:" http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/01/2015/obsidian-artefacts-help-researchers-understand-historic-land-use-on-easter-island

* I am not Jewish, but I have a soft spot for Purim. It always reminds me of good times with friends and lovers long ago.

* "Community Post: The Entire Story Of Purim, As Told By Cat GIFs:" http://www.buzzfeed.com/mordechail/the-entire-story-of-purim-told-with-cat-gifs-bpjm?utm_term=.tcP4p9Y3q#.cgyRNw63d

* "Manpain!:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/03/manpain.html

* "The Walking Dead, Season 5, Episode 12: Remember:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/03/the-walking-dead-season-5-episode-12.html

* I hate that commercial where parents hate having to listen to their teenage daughter so much that they silence her with food.

* Our Financial Situation continues Scary: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: (Etherite)
* "Scientists chart an ancient baby boom—in southwestern Native Americans from 500 to 1300 AD:" http://phys.org/news/2014-06-scientists-ancient-baby-boom.html

* "Evidence of Hobbling, Torture Discovered at Ancient Massacre Site in Colorado:" http://westerndigs.org/evidence-of-hobbling-torture-discovered-at-ancient-massacre-site-in-colorado/

* "Shah Jahan’s summer palace found near Taj:" http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Shah-Jahans-summer-palace-found-near-Taj/articleshow/37609711.cms

* "Historian explores how Civil War Northerners reconciled treason with leniency:" http://phys.org/news/2014-07-historian-explores-civil-war-northerners.html

* "Vintage Photos of San Francisco Gay Pride in the 1980s:" http://confessionsofaboytoy.com/2014/06/29/vintage-photos-of-san-francisco-pride-in-the-1980s/

* Ah, the Onion. "Increasing Number Of Men Pressured To Accept Realistic Standards Of Female Beauty:" http://www.theonion.com/articles/increasing-number-of-men-pressured-to-accept-reali,35685/?utm_source=Tumblr&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_campaign=Default:1:Default&recirc=masculinity

* Two reviews talking about the problematic AIDS metaphor stuff in True Blood, and other things that are bugging me, like the way they use race, The LGB representation, etc.. Look, they jumped the shark ages ago, and I was mostly watching for Tara and Lafayette, and y'all know how that is turning out. It's the last season, so I've decided I might as well finish, but at this point I'm too angry and disengaged to say much anymore.

"TRUE BLOOD, Episode Three | Romance at Random:" http://www.romanceatrandom.com/true-blood-episode-three/
"True Blood Season Seven, Episode Three: Fire in the Hole:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2014/07/true-blood-season-seven-episode-three.html
gwydion: (Etherite)
* "Masai women in Kenya meet to discuss practice of FGM:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28140385

* One quarter of the world's mammals are thought to be in danger of extinction. Tic Tic Tic.

* "NO QUEENS IN AFRIKA: Women Rulers in Sword & Soul and other African-Inspired Fantasy:" http://chroniclesofharriet.com/2013/12/24/no-queens/

* "Gavrilo Princip: Remembering an assassin:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28033613

* "A Century Ago In Sarajevo: A Plot, A Farce And A Fateful Shot:" http://www.npr.org/2014/06/27/325516359/a-century-ago-in-sarajevo-a-plot-a-farce-and-a-fateful-shot?sc=17&f=3&utm_source=iosnewsapp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=app

* "The Shifting Legacy Of The Man Who Shot Franz Ferdinand:" http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/06/27/326164157/the-shifting-legacy-of-the-man-who-shot-franz-ferdinand

* "Princip Pulled 'The Trigger,' But Never Meant To Start A War:" http://www.npr.org/2014/06/28/326174000/princip-pulled-the-trigger-but-never-meant-to-start-a-war?sc=17&f=1008&utm_source=iosnewsapp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=app

* "Danish antler axe find reveals Neolithic German trade:" http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2014/danish-antler-axe-find-reveals-neolithic-german-trade

* "Archaeology students find 6,000-year-old house remains at Yarnbury Henge, Grassington:" http://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/11301773.Archaeology_students_find_6_000_year_old_house_remains_at_Yarnbury_Henge__Grassington/

* "4,000-Year-Old Burial with Chariots Discovered in South Caucasus:" http://www.livescience.com/46513-ancient-chariot-burial-discovered.html

* "Man’s Best Friend: Dogs in Pharaonic Egypt:" http://www.wondersandmarvels.com/2014/06/mans-best-friend-dogs-in-pharaonic-egypt.html

* "The Hammer of Thor:" http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2014/the-hammer-of-thor

* "Three year dig uncovers medieval hospital:" http://www.thejournal.co.uk/news/north-east-news/three-year-dig-uncovers-medieval-7336199

* "What was the Battle of Bannockburn about?:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-27900285

* "American Indians in Confederate Territory:" http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/23/american-indians-in-confederate-territory/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

* "Darren Criss on Who's Line:"

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gwydion: (Krampus)
* Both sides in the South Sudan Civil war have been slaughtering Dinka civilians who lived in the city of Bor before fighting mostly leveled it. Survivors are trying to flee across the Nile.

* The Ukrainian Parliament has issued an arrest warrant for the former President. They say they want him tried in the International Criminal Court over the death of the protesters.

* Protesters are putting up barricades in Caracas. Venezuelans are starting to take sides generally, with the rural areas siding with the president.

* "Oldest Holocaust survivor dies:" http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26318383

* "CEO sues to keep fracking away from backyard:"

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* "Alcoholics Anonymous, Without the Religion:" http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/22/us/alcoholics-anonymous-without-the-religion.html?_r=1

* "Museveni signs Uganda anti-gay bill:" http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-26320102

* "US influence helps draft Uganda anti-gay bill:"

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* "Uganda's Law passes - The Hole in our Recognition of Genocide:" http://www.sparkindarkness.com/2014/02/ugandas-law-passes-hole-in-our.html

* Arizona Republicans were out reminding people that denying LGBTQ people access to police, fire, or emergency medical services is necessary "to preserve human dignity." They are saying those words, but I don't think they know what they mean.

* "Oh Hell No, Arizona! Unjust SB 1062 Must Die!:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2014/02/oh-hell-no-arizona-unjust-sb-1062-must.html

* RIP Harold "Egon" Ramis.

* "Denunciation Proclamation:"

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* I am snowed in as the walks weren't cleared. I had stuff to do, but I had no absolutely must do appointments. I did manage to do bills last night, but not the bureaucracy.

* "The Unlikey Muse: Bigotry in Comic Books:" http://latinegro.wordpress.com/2014/02/10/the-unlikey-muse-bigotry-in-comic-books/

* "Jars of mayonnaise are not characters:" http://arsmarginal.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/mayonnaise/

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