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* "Values Voter Summit: Trump first sitting president to address:"

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* "Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands: Part of U.S.:"

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* "Firm Behind 'Fearless Girl' Statue Underpaid Female, Black Execs, U.S. Says:" http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/06/556058808/firm-behind-fearless-girl-statue-underpaid-female-black-execs-u-s-says?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=202706

* So when I was training to be a teacher, they told us never, ever take a student anywhere in your personal car, no matter what the emergency. If you are alone in a room with a student, leave the door open if there are no hallway windows to let random passersby peer in. (With some students with severe disabilities needing to be taken to the bathroom this isn't always possible, but more than one life skills department I know of used to do pottying in pairs or groups whenever they could. In our profession, even the appearance that something is slightly off is enough to ruin a career so the sensible thing is to make sure there is never any occasion that is even slightly ambiguous regardless of the gender or age of the student. It was geometrically more important for male teachers especially in elementary, given the assumptions people tend to make, but we were all trained that way regardless of our genders and the ages we were teaching. Transparency was safer for them and safer for us. There is reason this is standard in my state. We could still have private conversation about things they might not want generally known like bullying, eating disorders, cheating, drugs, etc. but any one wandering past could see us having a conversation. The newest schools have hallway windows, which I adore as you can watch your kids when they are spread out for projects and admins can check to see if everything is okay without coming in and disrupting things. It seems to me that this would be a much better practice in a variety of industries. Particularly Hollywood. Just saying.

* In case it's not incredibly clear from the way I post: I believe the women. that goes for Oliver Stone as well as Harvey Weinstein.

* "Harvey Weinstein: New allegations emerge:"

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* "Charlottesville attack: Rally leaders now face lawsuit:"

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* "Charlottesville sues “Unite the Right” rally organizers:" https://www.avclub.com/charlottesville-sues-unite-the-right-rally-organizers-1819449377

* "When 20,000 American Nazis Descended Upon New York City:" https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/542499/marshall-curry-nazi-rally-madison-square-garden-1939/

* "Fossil footprints challenge established theories of human evolution:" https://phys.org/news/2017-08-fossil-footprints-theories-human-evolution.html

* "How Neanderthals made the very first glue:" https://phys.org/news/2017-08-neanderthals.html

* "Ancient cemetery dating back 18th dynasty unearthed in Luxor:" http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/21778/Ancient-cemetery-dating-back-18th-dynasty-unearthed-in-Luxor

* "Ancient Egyptian records indicate Philistines weren't Aegean pirates after all:" https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.802928

* "The real Ark of the Covenant may have housed pagan gods:" https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.809233

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

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* "Weekend Update on Mike Ditka :"

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* "Weekend Update on Harvey Weinstein:"

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* "Kumail Nanjiani - SNL:"

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* "Kellywise - SNL:"

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* "Donal Trump Trucker Rally Cold Open - SNL:"

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* "Customer Service - SNL:"

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* Bwahaha! "Tearful Anthropologists Discover Dead Ancestor Of Humans 100,000 Years Too Late:" http://www.theonion.com/article/tearful-anthropologists-discover-dead-ancestor-hum-51286

* "Van Helsing, Season 2, Episode 2: In Redemption:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/10/van-helsing-season-2-episode-2-in.html

* On Davos Seaworth: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/post/166396948233/care-to-give-your-thoughts-on-teh-last-davos

* This speaks for me. "If a teenager is at your door and they are wearing a costume:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/166411903977/lastoneout-archdemonblood-dewyntersisters

* Re: Romeo + Juliet: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/166411544992/thebibliosphere-heterofredburkle

* Next Saturday, 11pm
October 17, 2017, 10am
October 18 2017, 10:30am
October 19 2017, 10am
October 30 2017, 2am
October 31 2017, 3am
October 31 2017, 6pm
October 31 2017, 8pm
November 2 2017, 5pm
Next Saturday, 10:30am
Next Monday, 8:30pm
Next Tuesday, 12:30pm

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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 Puerto Rico from the outside:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165733774359/how-to-help-puerto-rico-from-the-outside

* 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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* "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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* "South Africa's boxing grannies:" http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-41055076/south-africa-s-boxing-grannies

* "Trump on North Korea's missile launch: 'All options are on the table'':" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/29/trump-shinzo-abe-phone-call-north-korea-242123

* Refusing to tend to the public good has consequences that can kill. His decision to "shrink government" by deliberately under staffing FEMA led to what we are seeing in Texas. "Trump responds to Ingraham: We're trying to shrink government:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/29/trump-shrink-government-laura-ingraham-242128

* And now, for an impressive display of callousness. "Trump praises crowd size while touring Harvey damage:" http://thehill.com/homenews/348424-trump-praises-turnout-outside-fire-station-where-he-was-briefed-on-harvey

* "Trump Punishes Longtime Aide After Angry Phoenix Speech, Sources Say:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-28/trump-is-said-to-punish-longtime-aide-after-angry-phoenix-speech

* "Republicans Divided in Views of Trump’s Conduct; Democrats Are Broadly Critical:" http://www.people-press.org/2017/08/29/republicans-divided-in-views-of-trumps-conduct-democrats-are-broadly-critical/

* "Joe Arpaio was even worse than you think:"

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* "Joy Reid - How Democrats Can Start Winning Elections Again - Extended Interview:"

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* Climate Denial has real life implications. Hardened Infrastructure is important. "Why Houston wasn't ready for a big hurricane like Harvey:"

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* "Baltimore man among 3 more charged in Charlottesville, Va., white supremacist rally:" http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-charlottesville-arrest-0827-story.html

* They've arrested him, but the assholery on display here seemed like something people ought to see. "Warrant issued for Marietta man connected to Charlottesville beating:" http://www.ajc.com/news/local/warrant-issued-for-marietta-man-connected-charlottesville-beating/c3KnAXcx0p4M1RJatJgXzN/

* NAZI waste of skin Daniel Borden’s claiming it was somehow Black Lives Matter’s fault that he and a group of other racist thugs targeted a random African American man, Deandre Harris, for brutal assault in Charlottesville, continuing to beat with metal poles and kick the innocent victim as he tried to crawl away in between bouts of unconsciousness. How BLM forced him to do this seems pretty unclear to me, but his lawyer insists this is the case.

Other reports are showing he has a long history of racism, including threatening a student with a knife white yelling anti-Semetic slurs in Middle School. I am having a hard time finding one good article that contains the racist history while not trying to humanize him and make him somehow the victim instead of someone who pretty clearly tried to murder an innocent person because he hates black people, that will not also eat one of your ten NYTimes or Washington Post clicks for the month.

This link is the closest I came. TW: Picture of a group of Neo_NAZIs very nearly beating an innocent man to death. Seriously, Deandre Harris is lucky to be alive and the pictures of his injuries are horrific. "Ex-Mason High School student charged in Charlottesville beating:" http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2017/08/26/ex-mason-high-school-student-charged-charlottesville-beating/605575001/

* "Why There Are No Nazi Statues in Germany:" http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/08/20/why-there-are-no-nazi-statues-in-germany-215510?lo=ap_f1

* "How natural disasters became a presidential test:"

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* "Numerous Fires Spread from North to South in Oregon:" https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2017/numerous-fires-spread-from-north-to-south-in-oregon

* "Fire crews around Oregon utilize helicopters to fight burns:" http://kval.com/news/local/fire-crews-around-oregon-utilize-helicopters-to-fight-burns

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

* "Austin Pets Alive! APA! Hurricane Harvey Evacuations - Austin Pets Alive!:" https://www.austinpetsalive.org/2017/08/apa-hurricane-harvey-evacuations/

* "Houston hazards multiply as flooding worsens:"

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* "Neil deGrasse Tyson - Beyond Earth in "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" - Extended Interview:"

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* "Hurricane Harvey Hits Texas:"

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* "Profiles in Tremendousness: Pardon Edition - Sheriff Joe Arpaio:"

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* "Did Team Trump Reveal Their Middle Man to Moscow?:"

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* I feel less of a scrotum about yesterday, now that it's clear I'm sick, likely with flu.

* This was my very favorite part when I was seven first time through and still is the part I think of first when Lord of the Rings is mentioned. The images were so powerful. "Sam Steers the Narrative in the Passage of the Marshes:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/sam-passage-marshes-lotr-reread/

* "Game of Thrones Season 7 Finale:" http://imgur.com/gallery/i5dsO#zE7qkQ0

* *Eyes Cavett and Anthony Quinn* It is 1972. They are championing black and yellowface over the objection of the black community as if they are right. I have trouble believing there are no qualified black actor to play a lead role in 1972. I name lots of examples of leading man and leading man quality actors of the sixties nd seventies.

* Want to donate to the windshield wiper fund? (32$) 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 Hurricane Harvey Victims:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/08/27/how_to_help_hurricane_harvey_victims.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "North Korea Launches Missile Over Japan:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/north-korea-launches-missile-through-japanese-airspace-1503957389

* "Trump sought Moscow business deal while campaigning for president:"

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* "Trump Moscow deal pushed as asset to campaign:"

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* "Trump declines to single out Russia as 'security threat':" http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/348326-trump-wont-single-out-russia-as-security-threat

* The New York Times and Washington Post both have pieces about a shady as fuck deal with Putin to build a hotel in Moscow back during the election that looks like another set of bricks in the Trump-Corruption treason case. Likely explaining the whole Mueller wanting 45's financial records and 45 threatening to fire him if he subpoenaed them, as 45 knows exactly how guilty he is. Remember we suspected something like this more than a year ago. I remember explaining to a gathering of friends at a lake picnic last August that 45 was foot dragging on public release of his financial records and why reporters were so keen to get their hands on them. Sigh. Anyway, but brain isn’t close to up to the task of trying to untangle the details of the reporting tonight, but likely there will be lots more in future.

* "Trump signed 'letter of intent' for Russian tower during campaign, lawyer says:" http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-knew-moscow-tower-proposal-campaign-lawyer/story?id=49472342

* "Lawyer Says He Discussed Moscow Tower Plan With Trump Three Times:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-28/lawyer-says-he-discussed-moscow-tower-plan-with-trump-3-times

* So it's looking like 45 tried to quash the Arpaio case by trying to get Sessions and White House Council, McGahn to stop it going forwrd last spring. Which looks like Obstruction of Justice. Just a reminder: 45 called Arpaio a "hero" and a "great guy" for violating the 4th Amendment Rights of American Citizens, and for setting up, in Arpaio's own words, a "concentration camp" in which people died of things like being denied water for a week. When he does this, 45 is aplauding him for doing terrible things like refusing to investigate the rape of women and children as young as two. These are the things 45 stands for and Arpaio is proud of.

* "Trump: I pardoned Arpaio during hurricane because I thought TV ratings would be higher:" http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/348327-trump-i-pardoned-arpaio-during-hurricane-because-i-thought-tv-ratings

* "Trump pardon of Arpaio sparks controversy:"

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* "Trump to roll back Obama's crackdown on military equipment for local police:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/28/police-military-gear-trump-242092

* In related news, it's looking like Trump may be thinking of pushing him out of the Cabinet of Deplorables, probably in favour of Nikki Haley. "Tillerson on Trump's values: The president 'speaks for himself':" http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/348170-tillerson-trump-speaks-for-himself

* "Gorka says he's heading back to Breitbart:" http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-media/2017/08/26/sebastian-gorka-breitbart-return-242066

* What South Korea did after the Occupation has bearing on our confederate monument problem: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164738945757/freifraufischer-x

* Why Black Pride makes sense, but White Pride makes you an asshole: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164741047282/liberalsarecool-this

* "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

* My body did a hard veto on foraging today. I did drag myself out for meds and library, but the heat and my AS and allergies to outside are combining to make me annoyingly shaky and slow of thought. I keep telling myself I just need to hang on another week or so and there will be food I actually want to eat again and likely rains.

...I just discovered a thing I was supposed to take back to the library today in the (luckily dry) 30 gallon office tank, likely casually tossed there by Tavy in a moment of exuberance. it wasn't due, but there was a line, which means someone will lose to days they could have had it. Sigh. cats.

* I keep crying over footage from Houston. The image that really got me today was the one of the nursing home patients trapped in rapidly rising water, women in wheelchairs with water up to their chests and rising. I know they are all right, that the posting of the image by a relative saved their lives, since help came in time to get them out, but I keep imaging their fear, and how fragile they are. Every time I think of them, I start weeping again.

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

* One of the fundamental problems with me watching Game of Thrones is that the whole writing stopped being any good years ago thing means I don't really engage emotionally and I'm bored enough a lot of the time that I see all the structural bones. Me: they cut the whole thing with the horns from the books, so they need a way to bring down the wall, so they need an ice dragons, which may be in the book too, but I'm betting not as clumsily contrived, so they had to lure a dragon North, so they had to do the stupid plot holey bro-trip that repeats the thing with sending Yoren with the hand to Kingslanding, and anyway D&D really wanted the bro tip and who cares if anything during or about it makes sense, which means the whole thing with the telepathic communication between Lannister brothers, and accelerated teleportation between locations to an even more ridiculous extent, which means... Fuck, I forgot to listen to the dialog again.

I just... This show criminally wastes the talents of so many skilled actors with embarrassing and often clunky dialog. They started this episode with a dick conversation. They wasted so much time this season on stirring up pointless drama with usually misogynistic usually nonsense conversation that winded back people' arcs yet again, and forgetting people's back stories so that their behavior often makes no sense or trauma appears and disappears in the same scene, that they had to wind up a whole lot of character's arcs all at once abruptly this episode instead of using the season to gradually build various character arcs to meaningful moments. *Facepalm* Which means all these incredibly skilled actors are trying their damnedest to make their characters make sense DESPITE the writing instead of with the help of it. The slow also gives me time to get so focused on the fuck nonsense is so and so wearing instead of what they are saying.

It's been a criminal, heartbreaking waste of so much hard work and talent.

Addendum in response to reader comment:
The Clegane situation this season has been one of the wore examples of them turning his backstory on and off at the drop of the hat often within the same minute. I just... that poor actor, trying to make that mess WORK. It was very much one of the things I was thinking of when I wrote that. Him working through and over coming his trauma could have been so powerful this season if the writers, you know, understood trauma and how people process it and how to write a consistent character and character growth.

Instead it was ridiculous and embarrassingly bad. Again, not the actor’s fault any more than the mess they made of, say, Sansa Stark and Theon Greyjoy were the fault of the actors. The tendency they’d had all along to flip character traits, backstory, and development on and off randomly, has just accelerated to the point of over the top silly with Clegane especially the lat two episodes. They aren’t even pretending to be coherent any more.

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* "India court bans Islamic instant divorce in huge win for women's rights:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/22/india-supreme-court-bans-islamic-instant-divorce-triple-talaq

* "Can these super-crops feed Africa?:" http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-40998384/can-these-super-crops-feed-africa

* "Ischia earthquake: Three brothers freed from rubble:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41007613

* "Woman’s body found as Danish police search for missing journalist:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/21/missing-journalist-died-in-submarine-accident-inventor-tells-police

* I have so many questions. "Trump-shaped ecstasy pills seized by police:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/22/europe/germany-trump-ecstasy-pills/index.html

* "Trump risks obstruction charge pressuring McConnell on Russia...:"

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* "Trump attacked McConnell on Russia investigation: NYT:"

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* So it is looking an awful lot like Trump has decided to go to political war with Mitch McConnell because McConnell refused his demands to obstruct justice, according to Republican sources.

* Only 1057? Are they sure? "365 days of Trump’s claims:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/trump-claims-database/?utm_term=.4bab9b0ca2b2

* "Trump aides plot a big immigration deal — that breaks a campaign promise:" http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article168425547.html

* "Senators Try to Force Trump Admin to Declare WikiLeaks a ‘Hostile’ Spy Service:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/senators-try-to-force-trump-admin-to-declare-wikileaks-a-hostile-spy-service

* "Pence on Confederate statue controversy: ‘I’m someone who believes in more monuments’:" http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/347444-pence-on-confederate-statue-controversy-im-someone-who-believes-in

* "Trump special adviser Carl Icahn mired in self-dealing scandal:"

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* "Louise Linton: 'Your life looks cute':"

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* "Breitbart editor pledges to do 'dirty work' for Bannon, smears Ivanka:" http://money.cnn.com/2017/08/22/media/breitbart-prank-emails/index.html

* "Amy Klobuchar - Fighting for an America that Leaves No One Behind - Extended Interview:"

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* TW: HateSpeech. "CEO critical of Trump responds to angry backlash:"

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* I have started hearing some things that suggest now would be a good time to remind folks that UVA and the City of Charlottesville were targeted by white supremacists because they were trying to do the right thing as far as taking down confederate monuments and taking steps to make things better and more inclusive. Charlottesville has a Democratic mayor. The businesses and people living in Charlottesville are not the enemies and many of the counter protesters live there. Boycotting Charlottesville and UVA is the opposite of standing up for decency and justice, just as boycotting and harassing Russian and Ukrainian immigrants who fled here was the exact wrong to protest Putin's anti-gay policies.

It is incredibly important that we support the victims rather than scapegoat them. I know our brains make associations that aren't entirely rational, but we can reign that shit in if we're aware of it.

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* "Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 people in:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40957089

* A reminder about Colonialism, BP, the CIA, and the modern history of Iran: http://browngurlwfro.tumblr.com/post/164422885508/ithelpstodream

* "Is Russia using the Alt-Right to undermine U.S. democracy?:"

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* "Who’s the conspiracy theorist once retweeted by Trump?:"

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* "Outcry after Trump defends Confederate monuments:"

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* "Heather Heyer’s mom gives heartbreaking yet stirring funeral speech:" https://mic.com/articles/183859/heather-heyers-mom-gives-stirring-funeral-speech-this-is-just-the-beginning-of-heathers-legacy?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.XD1gQ6kXu

* "Illinois Senate passes measure calling for neo-Nazis to be classified as terror groups:" http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/346436-illinois-senate-calls-for-neo-nazis-to-be-classified-as-terror

* "Archaeologists find key to tracking ancient wheat in frozen Bronze Age box:" https://phys.org/news/2017-07-archaeologists-key-tracking-ancient-wheat.html

* "Iron Age settlement found on West End housing development:" http://www.kidderminstershuttle.co.uk/news/regional/herefordshire/15449090.Dig_reveals_village_castle_was_left_unfinished/

* "Fort Built by Mysterious 'Painted People' Found in Scotland:" https://www.livescience.com/59990-pictish-fort-unearthed-in-scotland.html

* "Dig reveals village castle was left unfinished:" http://www.kidderminstershuttle.co.uk/news/regional/herefordshire/15449090.Dig_reveals_village_castle_was_left_unfinished/

* "Dick Gregory's devastating, and funny, attack on racism:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/20/opinions/dick-gregory-model-opinion-obeidallah/index.html

* "You Bet Your Life - OUTTAKES (Complete!):"

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* "Eartha Kitt, I Want to be Evil:"

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* Fuck's sake, Republicans! 45's dad was in the KKK, as in arrested while rioting in his hood KKK. 45 himself has a looooong history of racism, including refusing to let Black people living in his buildings. He's said a ton of racist things including in the last year. He sided with violent literal NAZIs and literal KKK members and a terrorist against peaceful anti-racist protesters they attacked. This is who he is. We both know you are lying when you say this isn't the real Trump and he's totally going to change and suddenly stop being a racist. He's made clear who is. He's a 77 year old man who was raised to be racist and in 71 years hasn't made any effort to break with that. If you are allied with him, you are allied with an avowed and adjudicated racist who uses racist rhetoric, pushes racist policies, and who thinks NAZIs are the good guys. If you are standing with him, this is who you are too, and lying that he's going to magically have a change of heart is not going to change which side you are standing on here and how history will judge you.

* Republican Lawmakers are now trying to legalize terrorist attacks such as happened in Charlottesville and Barcelona last week. "These State Lawmakers Indulged the Violent Fantasy of Ramming Protesters With a Car:" http://usa.streetsblog.org/2017/08/14/these-state-lawmakers-tried-to-make-it-legal-to-run-over-protesters-with-a-car/

* "Translating the Boston counter-protest into policy:"

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* "White nationalists: Rebranding under ‘free speech’ flag?:"

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* "Dean Obeidallah suing The Daily Stormer for defamation:"

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* "Bishop Dr. Barber analyzes Confederate monument controversy:"

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

* "Is It Health and Human Services Texas Policy To Harass Trans Texans?:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/08/is-it-health-and-human-services-texas.html

* "Happy Transgender Pride Flag Day!:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/08/happy-transgender-pride-flag-day.html

* "Coyote and Raven, American Tricksters: Crash Course World Mythology #22:"

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* "The Apocalyspe: Crash Course World Mythology #23:"

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* "Don't Give HBO's 'Confederate' the Benefit of the Doubt:" https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/08/no-confederate/535512/

* "Secrets of ancient Irish funeral practices revealed:" https://phys.org/news/2017-08-secrets-ancient-irish-funeral-revealed.html

* "Earliest Known Winery Found in Armenian Cave:" http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/01/110111-oldest-wine-press-making-winery-armenia-science-ucla/

* "Donald: The Musical (w/ Tim Minchin, Ben Platt & Abigail Spencer):"

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* "Inappropriate Musicals w/ Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Alan Cumming:"

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* "Inappropriate Musicals w/ Nathan Lane & Rachel Bloom:"

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* "Crosswalk the Musical: The Phantom of the Opera:"

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* "Crosswalk the Musical: Grease:"

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* "Crosswalk the Musical: Mary Poppins:"

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* "Despertares - Isaac Hernández:"

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* "TANGO BETWEEN MEN - WICKED!:"

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* "Homage To The Rabbits – The Gong Show:" Hhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbylWYHvgOI

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* Is it just me, or are some of the gong show acts fetish porn in (thin) disguise. There was that vore scene a few weeks ago and I'm pretty sure that cupcake thing....

* "Names and naming:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164394238412/names-and-naming

* "The Strain, Season 3, Episode 5: Belly of the Beast:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/08/the-strain-season-3-episode-5-belly-of.html

* "Character Returns, Catty Women, and Dragon Petting Round Out This Week's Thrones:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/character-returns-catty-women-dragon-petting-round-weeks-thrones/

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* "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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* 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
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* "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

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