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* "Saudi Arabia to allow women to obtain driving licences:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/26/saudi-arabias-king-issues-order-allowing-women-to-drive

* Remember Australia is sending them back to be murdered as part of ongoing genocide. "Australia offers to pay Rohingya refugees to return to Myanmar:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/19/australia-offers-pay-rohingya-refugees-return-myanmar

* "In Mexico and the U.S., relatives, activists remember third anniversary of missing Mexican students:" https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/nyc-relatives-activists-rally-third-anniversary-43-missing-mexican-students-n804766

* "Schiff: A lot more work to do on Russian use of social media:"

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* "Hayes: Trump is bored with taxes, health care, hurricanes:"

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* People literally died because a hospital generator ran out of fuel, but he's giving himself "great reviews." "Trump Says He’ll Survey Puerto Rico Hurricane Damage Next Tuesday:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-26/trump-says-he-will-survey-puerto-rico-storm-damage-next-tuesday

* "Special counsel gets IRS info in Russia probe:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/26/politics/special-counsel-irs-russia-probe-information-sharing/

* On 45 and the NFL Black Lives Matter Protest: http://sodiumflare.tumblr.com/post/165781234770/dontbearuiner-sadpearonmars-texnessa

* "House panel probing private email use by White House aides:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-emails/house-panel-probing-private-email-use-by-white-house-aides-idUSKCN1C101M

* "Tom Price took $17K private flight for 90 min of work:"

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* Republican voter suppression in Wisconsin is so successful that 17,000 registered voters will be barred from voting. Republicans are winning their War on the right to vote.

* We need to be resisting the Republican Plan to directly combine their dramatic tax cuts for the rich and the theft of health care from working people just as strenuously as we've resisted the ACA Repeal as a stand alone. "GOP already eyeing next chance to revive Obamacare repeal:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/25/obamacare-repeal-republicans-budget-243125

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* "Moore crushes Strange in Alabama Senate primary:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/26/alabama-senate-results-strange-moore-243175

* "Two Perps In Amos Beede Murder Facing Justice:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/09/two-perps-in-amos-beede-murder-facing.html

* "CSU archaeologists unearthing human's roots in Alaska:" https://source.colostate.edu/csu-archaeologists-unearthing-mans-roots-alaska/

* "Severed heads tell a violent mystery at Utah’s Dry Fork Canyon petroglyphs:" http://www.sltrib.com/artsliving/outdoors/2017/09/12/severed-heads-tell-a-violent-mystery-at-utahs-dry-fork-canyon-petroglyphs/

* Archaeology vs. Erasure. "Archaeologists shed light on Tlingit culture near Petersburg, before Europeans:" https://www.ktoo.org/2017/09/11/archaeologists-shed-light-tlingit-culture-near-petersburg-europeans/

* "Archaeological team unearths artifacts in Magic Mountain dig:" http://www.denverpost.com/2017/09/13/archaeological-team-unearths-artifacts-magic-mountain-dig/

* "A Brief History of Chocolate in the United States:" http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/brief-history-chocolate-united-states-180964827/

* "How Renaissance Painting Smoldered with a Little Known Hallucinogen:" https://hyperallergic.com/399385/how-renaissance-painting-smoldered-with-a-little-known-hallucinogen/

* A round of of times white people ignored indigenous people about events and the indigenous people were later proved correct.: http://sora-power.tumblr.com/post/165780151457/dollsahoy-fluffmugger

* "Sorry I can’t go to your thing. I must call my senator to plead for my life.:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2017/09/21/sorry-i-cant-go-to-your-thing-i-must-call-my-senator-to-plead-for-my-life/?utm_term=.b9cf1701cf79

* "Another GOP Health Care Bill Fails & Saudi Arabia Lets Women Take the Wheel:"

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* "All the Clinton Crimes the Trumps Have Committed:"

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* "Trump Makes the NFL Great Again:"

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* "Trump Wages War Against Protesting Athletes:"

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* "Andy Slavitt - What’s Going On With Health Care in America?:"

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* "Australia's Former Prime Minister Gets a "Glasgow Kiss":"

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* I honestly don't know how I feel about this show. I get what he's trying to do as far as trying to do with Alex Jones what Colbert did with O'Reilly. It's just I'm not convinced it works and I'd much rather be watching Larry Wilmore. Anyway, I think this Milo mock is the best thing they've done so far. "America's Provocateurs:"

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* "NFL Films Tackles Donald Trump:"

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* "Trump's NFL Comments Have Everything To Do With Race:"

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* "NBA Players Are Dunking All Over Trump:"

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* "Puerto Rico, North Korea And The World's Most Powerful Toddler:"

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* "Charli XCX - Boys:"

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* The tax situation is sorted. Thank you Internet.

* Voluntine Politics: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/post/165731133643/hey-pq-love-your-analysis-i-agree-with-you-that

* On Jon Snow's treatment of Gilly: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165787719122/why-was-jon-always-so-rude-to-gilly

* We need money for taxes so ebay time again. Twoish days left: https://www.ebay.com/sch/lethran/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

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

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

"How to Help 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

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* "Residents critical of missile and nuclear development program:" http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?num=14656&cataId=nk01500

* "Regime attempts to raise birthrate ignore new social reality:" http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?num=14655&cataId=nk01500

* "Browder: My lawyer Magnitsky was murdered by Putin:"

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* "North Korea, Venezuela, and Trump’s war of words:"

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* "Trump wants to defund PBS. ‘Sesame Street’ brutally parodied him for decades.:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/03/20/trump-wants-to-defund-pbs-sesame-street-brutally-parodied-him-for-decades/?utm_term=.b818e7d8c64f

* "Who is White House aide Sebastian Gorka?:"

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* "DOJ’s response to Charlottesville: Is it enough?:"

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* Just a reminder that Republicans in five states are trying to pass laws to make deadly terrorist acts like the one in Charlottesville Saturday legal.

* "Richard Painter: ‘This is the face of Fascism in the U.S.’:"

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

* As a member of one of the other two minorities deemed not human enough to receive guaranteed emergency medical care in this country when we are dying, this is terrifying. "One way to end the opioid epidemic. Let them die:" http://www.newsweek.com/one-way-end-opioid-epidemic-let-them-die-639272

* "Eric Bolling sues reporter Yashar Ali for defamation:"

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* "The Power Of Inclusive Sex Education:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-power-of-inclusive-sex-education_us_59821b59e4b0b35d274c5f64?section=us_queer-voices

* "Origin of human genus may have occurred by chance:" https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170804100410.htm

* "On the early human's menu: Mammoth and plenty of raw vegetables:" https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170804082912.htm

* "46 Prehistoric Sites with Paleolakes Discovered in 'Green Arabia':" https://www.livescience.com/59998-46-prehistoric-sites-saudi-arabia.html

* "Fit for a King: Tut's Camping Bed Was an Ancient Marvel:" https://www.livescience.com/59999-king-tut-camping-bed-ancient-marvel.html

* "Contents of 2,500-year-old sarcophagus discovered in Turkey's Balıkesir revealed:" https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/07/31/contents-of-2500-year-old-sarcophagus-discovered-in-turkeys-balikesir-revealed

* "Can we hope to understand how the Greeks saw their world?:" https://aeon.co/essays/can-we-hope-to-understand-how-the-greeks-saw-their-world

* The title is silly, but it's a nice little summary of what we know and don't know about the Colossus of Rhodes. "How The Colossus of Rhodes Inspired ‘Game of Thrones’:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/how-the-colossus-of-rhodes-inspired-game-of-thrones

* "A Kerfuffle About Diversity in the Roman Empire:" https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/08/dna-romans/535701/

* "Alt-right commentator gets 'schooled' by historian over diversity in Roman Britain:" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/27/alt-right-commentator-gets-schooled-historian-diversity-roman/

* "This Ancient Mosaic Depicts a Thrilling Chariot Race:" http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/08/ancient-mosaic-cyprus-roman-chariot-race-archaeology-spd/

* "Archaeologists unearth 'little Pompeii' in southeast France:" http://www.france24.com/en/20170802-archaeologists-unearth-little-pompeii-southeast-france

* "Traces of ancient earthquake in Assos:" http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/traces-of-ancient-earthquake-in-assos-.aspx?pageID=238&nid=116328&NewsCatID=375

* "Great Ryburgh dig finds 81 'rare' Anglo-Saxon coffins:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-37940012

* "Kenya: Team Excavates Remains of People of Chinese Descent:" http://allafrica.com/stories/201707310840.html

* "Rich SF residents get a shock: Someone bought their street:" http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Rich-SF-residents-get-a-shock-Someone-bought-11738236.php

* "You Need to See These Hooded Grebes Perform Their Bonkers Mating Display:" http://www.audubon.org/news/you-need-see-these-hooded-grebes-perform-their-bonkers-mating-display

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

* It finally rained last night. Today I woke up to normal skies and a reasonable air temperature.

* Me watching Pompeii: That's not how it works. That's not how any of this works. the people who made it are at least as confused and flat out wrong as the ones that made Braveheart. It was too much of a mess historically to ignore the problems and take as cheese.

* I am finding The Great Wall visually gorgeous, but incredibly frustrating as whoever picked the subtitle font decided to make the lettering so tiny that I literally cant read it without pressing my face up against the screen. I can make out the capital letters and the 't's', so can generally guess single words like "wait" or attack", but I have to guess all the sentences from context. Why would they do this? Most people are not going to be watching this on a massive, super expensive wall sized widescreen TV. There was no descriptive video option and no option to go fullscreen so no way to recover the Chinese dialog. (I prefer widescreen as a rule, but I also prefer having visible subtitles). I know they know how to do visible captioning, as the English for hearing impaired is in huge, easily visible letters, mostly printed on the black background under the picture. why couldn't they do that with the translated dialog as well? Accessibility is a thing, people. It's 2017.

* Leto vs. Clowns: https://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/164136602812/whats-your-favorite-obscure-greek-myth-fact-i

* "Killjoys, Season 3 Episode 7: The Wolf You Feed:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/08/killjoys-season-3-episode-7-wolf-you.html

* "The Paintings used in ‘Black Sails’ (Part 16):" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/164032511222/the-paintings-used-in-black-sails-part-16

* "Sunday Sweets: Art Deco:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/8/13/sunday-sweets-art-deco.html

* TNG Rewatch, Season 6:

- Ship in a Bottle. Moriarty is back and grumpy about them dropping that plot thread for four years. I still have lots of questions about how people can be in multiple locations inside the same holodeck. I do like the using the simulation to steal command codes trick. I've seen it done clumsily in lots of shows since, but it is lovely in it's simplicity here. I do like the ethically quandaries around Moriarity and the Countess' personhood and what to do with them. I also think this is the first time they have had Barkley appear in which it hasn't been about his psychiatric issues. He's just there doing his job, which is kind of nice.

- Aquiel. A Mystery, an unreliable narrator, Klingon social friction, and Geordi's creepy thing where he builds an imaginary relationship with a woman he's never met and acts accordingly, brain sex, and the Star Trek version of The Thing.

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* 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

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* "Montrealers rally outside Olympic Stadium to welcome asylum seekers from U.S. :" https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/08/06/montrealers-rally-outside-olympic-stadium-to-welcome-asylum-seekers-from-us.html

* "B-1 bombers key to a U.S. plan to strike North Korean missile sites:" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/north-korea/b-1-bombers-key-u-s-plan-strike-north-korean-n791221

* "Mattis to North Korea: Stop actions that could lead to 'destruction of its people':" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/09/politics/mattis-pentagon-north-korea/index.html

* Fuck's sake. "First Baptist's Robert Jeffress: ‘God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong Un’:" https://www.dallasnews.com/life/faith/2017/08/08/first-baptists-robert-jeffress-god-given-trump-authority-take-kim-jong-un

* Headdesk. "Trump was improvising his North Korea statement:"

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* Remember how Jeff session's idea for drug policy was to dramatically increase mass incarceration for tiny amounts of pot? It turns out 45's plan is basically "Just Say No?" I feel like we've all traveled back in time, especially with Republican tax policy being designed to rob from the poor and middle class to give to the rich and Republican foreign policy being "attempt to proke a nuclear war for funsies* and the whole President unable to understand written policy briefs thing.

* "Trump on opioid crisis: Just tell kids not to do drugs:"

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* "Trump looks to friends to fill important US prosecutor positions:"

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* I thought we were forever done with time traveling Obama news, but 45 is claiming that some how President Obama's 30 year plan to refurbish our nuclear arsenal is somehow already completed and really Trump's idea. Somehow?

* "Monumental ‘Trump Chicken’ Roosts Near The White House:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/someone-put-a-giant-inflatable-trump-chicken-outside-the-white-house_us_598bc01ee4b0449ed507cf99

* "FBI conducted predawn raid of former Trump campaign chairman Manafort’s home:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/fbi-conducted-predawn-raid-of-former-trump-campaign-chairman-manaforts-home/2017/08/09/5879fa9c-7c45-11e7-9d08-b79f191668ed_story.html?utm_term=.2d0d3e96e472

* "FBI Manafort raid seen as 'shock and awe' moment in Trump-Russia:"

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* "Judge greenlights lawsuit against two psychologists responsible for CIA’s use of waterboarding:" https://mic.com/articles/183453/judge-greenlights-lawsuit-against-two-psychologists-responsible-for-cias-use-of-waterboarding?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.5BjFnEHIc

* "A Minnesota mosque was bombed — and America’s failed anti-extremism policies are to blame:" https://mic.com/articles/183426/a-minnesota-mosque-was-bombed-and-americas-failed-anti-extremism-policies-are-to-blame?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=movement&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.3bD6dd8j6

* "27 Scottish Words And Phrases To Describe The Weather:" https://theculturetrip.com/europe/united-kingdom/scotland/articles/27-scottish-words-and-phrases-to-describe-the-weather/

* "Kim Jong-Un Responds To Donald Trump:"

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* "North Korea, The U.S. Just Isn't That Into You:"

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* "Trump's Team Bans The Term 'Climate Change':"

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* A am convinced that unearthly chittering squeal ins the front driver's side brake dying, as that's what a dying break normally sounds like. Squirrel's "friend who knows cars" insists it's to do with the new belt. I need to see about getting them to check the belts, as we do not have 350.00 for a brake job. Sigh. I expect tires and wipers which must be done this month to be 80.00 we can't afford also. Ugh.

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

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

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* "Hungary: NGO law a vicious and calculated assault on civil society:" https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2017/06/hungary-ngo-law-a-vicious-and-calculated-assault-on-civil-society/

* "Widespread protests against government corruption in Russia:"

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* 45 is now personally under investigation for Obstruction of Justice.

* "Trump’s Personal Lawyer Boasted That He Got Preet Bharara Fired:" https://www.propublica.org/article/trump-personal-lawyer-boasted-that-he-got-preet-bharara-fired

* "Jeff Sessions personally asked Congress to let him prosecute medical-marijuana providers:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/06/13/jeff-sessions-personally-asked-congress-to-let-him-prosecute-medical-marijuana-providers/?utm_term=.a0983597e368

* "Warren grills Republican on secret health care bill:"

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* "Senate Republicans crack down on press access:" http://thehill.com/homenews/media/337582-reporters-cant-film-hallway-interviews-with-senators-without-permission-report

* "Scalise remains in critical condition after shooting:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/14/politics/alexandria-virginia-shooting/index.html

* "Republican senators say their phones aren’t ringing to save the ACA, so here’s the contact list:" https://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/6/12/1671161/-Republican-senators-say-their-phones-aren-t-ringing-to-save-the-ACA-so-here-s-the-contact-list

* "Senate strikes bipartisan deal to boost Russia sanctions:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/12/russia-sanctions-senate-deal-imminent-239451

* "When libraries close, timber counties face tough reality:" http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2017/04/when_libraries_close_timber_co.html

* "Criminal charges filed in Flint water crisis:"

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* "Call Me Ashley:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/06/call-me-ashley.html

* "Number 13- Rest In Peace Josie Berrios:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/06/number-13-rest-in-peace-josie-berrios.html

* "Yukon Territory Passes Trans Rights Law!:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/06/yukon-territory-passes-trans-rights-law.html

* "American Gods Provides Some Filler Before the Finale:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/american-gods-1x07/

* "The Voice of Saruman and the Terror of Control:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/saruman-voice-lotr-reread/

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* "Harvard’s Laurence Tribe: Impeach Trump now:"

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* "Is a ‘cancer growing’ on Trump presidency?:"

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* I am honestly struggling with how to talk about Trump's treason in deliberately betraying top secret classified information to the Russians in order to betray the ally that gave us the information and undermine the fight against Russia, but it's hours later and I still can't find a calm and sufficiently detailed way to talk about it. Trying has given me a massive headache. It's like a nightmare from which I can never seem to wake.

The fact that he has not been impeached is proof the Republicans have no patriotism and all and give no fucks for the security of American citizens.

* "Sessions’ disastrous drug crime policy:"

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* "Black voter turnout fell for first time in 20 years:"

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* "A Health Benefit of Roller Coasters:" https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/09/for-kidney-health-roller-coaster-therapy/501278/?utm_content=bufferd6b7a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

* "Lester Holt Cold Open - SNL:"

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* "Film Panel - SNL:"

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* Scam alert: I was awakened about 20 infuriating minutes before the alarm by an obvious scammer. This ploy was only slightly less transparent than the folks that woke me up every hour to insist they were apple tech support with a security alert. I have never owned an apple product of any kind. My sister got a IIGS from Make a Wish in the '80's and before I got my first computer at some point during my second college (I think my last year undergrad?) I used school apples or the apples of friends on occasion, but I have literally never owned anything by apple personally. That was the day I learned to block numbers. I had to block four of them to put an end to it. Today's scam identified herself as some company I never heard of followed by, "This is not a sales call. We are contacting you because you expressed interest in weight loss..." I snapped, "No. I didn't. This is a sales call." I hung up and blocked her. Background noise suggested a call center, so i suspect a lot of people are getting them, and I can imagine someone being tricked into thinking they had contacted some company, likely online, or gave a number at some sales thing, or by phone at some point and forgotten. I know I haven't though. It's as out of character as me expressing and interest in pork products. Anyway, watch out for these folks and the apple tech support folks.

In other news: Monday was forage, plus helping a friend haul things, plus a couple errands, one of which failed miserably. I barely made it back in time to run the Search for dolphins on GoB, so I was taking care of plants, putting away groceries etc.between poses the first hour or so. the bread I had with emergency soup was too salty, and thus made me queasy as salt is apt to do when I'm not sodium deficient. (I know, I am a bad American. I think Mayonnaise is disgusting and salt, apple pie, and hot dogs make me literally ill in the may have to camp in the bathroom if I don't take the anti-nausea pills fast enough, and will be sick for two days in the case of pork poisoning.) I HATE throwing away perfectly good food, but I only ate half and even after the anti-nasea drug kicked in I couldn't bare the thought of eating any of it, say, tomorrow.

The dolphins went well though, even though there were only four of us and we did some more logger tool testing and we think the kinks are out of the system. This are progressing well and it's nice to see multiple plot threads playing off each other. We do the Fair Wednesday evening with the arts, crafts, and baking contests, which usually goes peculiar places.

We are getting inspected this week. Normally, I'd have been focusing on the kitchen, but I really needed to break down the 30 gallon and that is a major mutli-day project. The smell of a dead tank is not peasant and I'd rather have less work done in the kitchen and have the tank sorted than the opposite. I managed to squeeze in more of that after GoB and start on the area between my desk and squirrel's door where things get knocked off my work area or dragged out of squirrel's room. Call that 2/3 done, with the long term project still untouched. I really need to finish the tank and the little liminal area before Wednesday. They may not hit us 'til Thursday, in which case kitchen, but I can't with the bowls of dirt everywhere and the precariously balanced tank, so that has to get done.

* "Marvel's Cancelling Black Panther & The Crew, One of Its Most Important Comics Right Now:" http://io9.gizmodo.com/marvels-cancelling-black-panther-the-crew-one-of-its-1795200916?rev=1494770412207&utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_facebook&utm_source=io9_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

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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/

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

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

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

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: paypal.me/Gwydion or Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Operation Condor: Landmark human rights trial reaches finale:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-36394820

* "Sisa: Cocaine of the Poor :" http://www.vice.com/video/sisa-cocaine-of-the-poor-part-1

* "Text of President Obama’s Speech in Hiroshima, Japan:" http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/05/28/world/asia/text-of-president-obamas-speech-in-hiroshima-japan.html?referer=https://www.google.com/

* "Performing Surgery to Reverse FGM (Excerpt from ‘The Cut That Heals’):" https://news.vice.com/video/performing-surgery-to-reverse-fgm-excerpt-from-the-cut-that-heals

* Dragging this up again is just incredibly cruel to the family. As someone who lost someone I loved dearly in similar cir5cumstances, my heart goes out to the family and I am furious they are having to deal with this crap in the press yet again. "Vince Foster was my brother. Donald Trump should be ashamed.:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/vince-foster-was-my-brother-donald-trump-should-be-ashamed/2016/05/26/95c684f2-233f-11e6-8690-f14ca9de2972_story.html

* "Confessions of a D Girl: Colorism and Global Standards of Beauty:"

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* Kennings: http://lettersfromtitan.tumblr.com/post/143996517077/geekygothgirl-culumacilinte-glimmerbulb

* Weird Moments in coincidental juxtaposition: Today's Leverage rewatch gave me the season three episode "Inside Job" in which a woman tries to release a crop blight to cause world wide famine for financial gain. I came out of my room to do ungs and watched the Season Three Blacklist episode for the first time that involved a woman tries to release a crop virus to cause a worldwide famine for financial gain. O.o

* "Game of Nonsense Week Five Point One: The Ballad of Sansa Stark, Plot Contrivance:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/game-nonsense-week-five-point-one-ballad-sansa-stark-plot-contrivance/

* "Here Are All The Ways You Can Help Fort McMurray:" http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/05/04/fort-mcmurray-how-to-help_n_9843774.html?ncid=tweetlnkcahpmg00000002

* Want to help Equador in the wake of their Earthquake? http://www.ifrc.org/en/news-and-media/news-stories/americas/ecuador/ecuador-red-cross-responds-to-deadly-earthquake-72129/

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

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

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

* Donate to help refugees: http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

* 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)
* Really good round up of scary economic stuff happening in the UK that is literally killing people: http://aphfandoms.tumblr.com/post/110514179281

* "Let's be clear: The Obama Crusades controversy is over whether it's okay to hate Muslims:" http://www.vox.com/2015/2/7/7995803/obama-crusades

* "Anti-Vaccine Doctor: I Don't Care If My Kids Make Others Gravely Sick:" http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jack-wolfson-vaccines-doctor-measles

* How terrible a parent do you have to be to deliberately take your child to Dr Jack Wolfson, who proudly declared on national TV that he does care how many children he injures or kills? It seems to me job one of a pediatrician is to not injure or children for no reason. It's a low bar, but he limbos right under that. Why does he still have a medical license?

* "Right-Wing Radio Host Calls Female CNBC Anchor A 'Whore' And A 'Tramp' For Doing Her Job:" http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/02/05/right-wing-radio-host-calls-female-cnbc-anchor-a-whore-and-a-tramp-for-doing-her-job-video/

* Pro-Rape Republicans continue to wage the War on Woman. "West Virginia Republican says rape can be ‘beautiful’ if it produces a child:" http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/02/west-virginia-republican-says-rape-can-be-beautiful-if-it-produces-a-child/#.VNTx0gYJ-rU.facebook

* "Virginia Court Official Tells Atheist Couple They Have No Right To Get Married Because They Don't Believe In God:" http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/05/31/marriage-only-for-christians/

* "Species Are Dying Off, Human Disease Is On the Rise and Doomsday Is Closer Than Ever:" http://billmoyers.com/2015/02/03/species-extinctions-human-chronic-disease-rise-climate-disruption-mounts/

* Whatcom County to get Drug and Mental Illness Courts: http://www.cascadiaweekly.com/currents/added_courts_tackle_the_countys_dire_caseloads

* Attn: Mrbumblepants. "The Trip Treatment:" http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/02/09/TRIP-TREATMENT

* Rat Park Experiment as a Graphic novel: http://www.stuartmcmillen.com/comics_en/rat-park/#page-1

* "Employment and Social Anxiety:" https://redpandasbookofanxiety.wordpress.com/2015/02/07/employment-and-social-anxiety/

* "Not Acceptable R-word PSA:"

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* "It’s Time To Stop Using The Word “Retard”:" https://medium.com/the-cauldron/its-time-to-stop-using-the-word-retard-7389f4fbaeed

* "All U.S. States Have Legal Infrastructure to End Anti-Transgender Discrimination In Health Insurance:" http://www.transhealthcare.org/end-antitrans-discrimination-health-insurance/

* "Florida Republican Introduces Unjust Anti-Trans Bill:" http://www.transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/02/florida-republican-introduces-unjust.html

* "Florida Bill Seeks To Jail Trans People for Using Public Bathrooms:" http://jezebel.com/florida-bill-seeks-to-jail-trans-people-for-using-publi-1684434451

* I am sick again. It's debilitating, but I don't think serious. I was sick enough to interfere with sleep. I heard a weird sound, but I figured I could figure out what mess the cats had made when I got up later. A few minutes later Hector turned up distressed, something that happens several times a day. I'd fed him fifteen minutes previously and he generally gets lost in the apartment at this point, so I go to give him a reassurance pet and discover his entire hind end. I grabbed the emergency clothes I keep close in case of an air-conditioner leak and did what I could to dry him. He wasn't dipped his tail in something wet, he was took a butt bath wet. Me: I hope he fell in a fish tank. (Mystery liquid was all over me and my bedding and it could be so many worse things). So I calm him down and go feed him again. (He's a nibbler, and does best with frequent small portion feedings. Also, he has a lot of anxiety around food from having literally nearly starved to death as a kitten. A snack helps calm him down). I then track the wet paw prints to a massive puddle next to the 30 gallon. The fish are fine. My guess is, he tried to jump up there, hoping I had a light fixture up there. The problem is the 30 and the long 20 are sharing a light as I can't afford to replace the burnt out grow bulb on the twenty. The result is there is a fifty fifty chance of the tank being a big open container of water. He guessed wrong, poor baby. I think he likely grabbed the door side rim with his forepaws and his butt went into the drink and pulled himself out. Poor wee beastie. It was a terrible day for him and I keep needing to lie still.

* Switching from the antivirus that came with the computer to AVG has really sped the laptop up.

* I got talked into trying Parks and Rec. I made it approximately one episode longer than I managed with The Office. It's clearly not for owls. (Not my sense of humor, incredibly unpleasant to watch). I had a similar problem with the Community. (Everything I've seen of Abed and the Glover character's friendship is cool and I wanted so much to like it, but the white guys were so unpleasant I couldn't stand it.)

* Me watching Walking Dead tonight: Three black people in a scene with emotional significance at the beginning of an episode with five characters having and adventure... They are killing one of these three black characters tonight and they are all ones I really like. Fuck! I am really too upset to talk about the episode itself.

* "Sleepy Hollow, Season Two, Episode Fifteen: Spellcaster:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/02/sleepy-hollow-season-two-episode.html

I'm trying to talk myself in to keeping watching to see if it goes where I need it to, but it's dicey.

* I'm linking back to a recent entry, because Fobok makes some very good points in his comment about the trope of women rejecting their powers: http://gwyd.livejournal.com/1569685.html#t2625173

* "The Farty Old Queen:" https://storify.com/mr_bumblepants/the-farty-old-queen

* Icon Day: http://thestorydragon.com/?p=950

* Our Financial Situation continues Scary: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com

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