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* "The Rohingya crisis: Why won't Aung San Suu Kyi act?:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41187517

* "Betsy DeVos wants to roll back protections for campus rape survivors:" https://news.vice.com/story/betsy-devos-wants-to-roll-back-protections-for-campus-rape-survivors

* The world is on fire, in some cases literally. Climate Denial needs to stop NOW.

* "Philly Police Union President Calls Black Lives Matter Activists 'A Pack Of Rabid Animals':" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/philly-police-union-president-calls-black-lives-matter-activists-a-pack-of-rabid-animals_us_59aacc02e4b0dfaafcf0bc55

* "‘Doctor Who’ writer makes fun of trans women’s names:" https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2017/09/doctor-writer-makes-fun-trans-womens-names/

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

* This is old, but applies to sociopathic economists applauding hurricane Price Gouging and to the heath care debate. "Do Economists Actually Know What Money Is?:" https://www.currentaffairs.org/2016/10/do-economists-actually-know-what-money-is

* "Ancient Troy: The City & the Legend:" https://www.livescience.com/38191-ancient-troy.html

* "How we lost the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World:" http://www.salon.com/2017/08/20/how-we-lost-the-seven-wonders-of-the-ancient-world/

* "Joaquin Phoenix played him in Gladiator - but what do you really know about Commodus?:" http://www.abc.net.au/radio/melbourne/programs/evenings/commodus/8840516

* "Archaeologists dig in to reveal Roman emporium:" http://www.kentonline.co.uk/faversham/news/archaeologists-dig-in-to-reveal-130738/

* On King Richard the Lionheart's sexuality: http://qqueenofhades.tumblr.com/post/71441456463/scholarly-saturday-richard-the-lionheart-and

* "Cirque Du Sewer – The Gong Show:"

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* "There's A Trump Protest For Everyone!:"

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* "The Worst Part Of Steve Bannon's First Interview: Steve Bannon:"

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* "Donald Trump Plays Nice with Democrats:"

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* An Excellent Dog Story: http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/164972472430/mom-adopts-a-dog

* "The world’s tiniest dragon must defend his hoard, a single gold coin, from those who would steal it.:" https://wilwheaton.tumblr.com/post/165139435639/bdubs8807-mildswearingat4am

* I was amused by the Gong Show periodically getting fetish porn past the censors, but am deeply uncomfortable with them veering into public self harm. Fuckssake that kid was 16.

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* Authorities in Antigua & Barbuda want people to go through the Red Cross right now, as what is needed is centralized relief through a legitimate charity. https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-irma-donations?scode=RSG00000E017&utm_campaign=irma&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwZr44KqX1gIVCIR-Ch0EXQQ0EAAYASAAEgJnBPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CJqzzvKql9YCFY2Tfgods-gBXQ

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "U.N. mulls U.S. push for North Korea oil embargo, textile export ban:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-un/u-n-mulls-u-s-push-for-north-korea-oil-embargo-textile-export-ban-idUSKCN1BH2QA?il=0

* "Reversing denials, Facebook admits Russia-tied election ad buy:"

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* Look, y'all know I despise everything about 45, but I absolutely agree the Debt Ceiling needs to go and have been of that opinion for decades. It's not necessary. Sensible countries don't HAVE one. If Congress appropriates money, Treasury should just be allowed to raise it; if Congress doesn't WANT to spend the money, they shouldn't vote to appropriate it. The Debt Ceiling has always been an unnecessary step, but Republican Congress Critters not bright enough to understand that refusing to pay your credit card bill does not mean you haven't spent the money and only makes things dramatically worse rather quickly has turned it into an endlessly recurring crisis for most of my adult life. Removing the step removes the source of economic instability with no down side.

* "Hundreds of EPA Workers Leave in Recent Days:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/hundreds-of-epa-workers-leave-in-recent-days-1504660207

* TW: Rape. Pro-Rape Republicans are at it again. She is lying that even though false claims are vanishingly rare 90% of rapes aren’t and that somehow rapists and their victims are morally equivalent. "DeVos to scrap Obama-era school sexual assault policy:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/07/betsy-devos-to-revamp-obama-era-schools-sexual-assault-policy-242444

* "Schneiderman suing Trump over DACA cites 'discriminatory animus':"

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* "In US, anti-immigrant policy has roots in racist eugenics:"

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* Feeding Kids in the name of Philando Castille: https://www.youcaring.com/jjhillschoolandotherschools-914378

* "Toxic floodwaters pose health risk after Hurricane Harvey:"

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* The smoke is still an issue today, but less extreme, and the temperature being reasonable really helps. I am still getting that delightful stabbed in the back feeling when I move, and my lungs are not great, but I'm actually functional. I dragged myself out on time for the car appointment. it went so fast my tea didn't have time to cool enough to drink. There is a suspicion a bolt might need replacing. I am to bring it back if the chittering starts again. Bolt replacement will be free if so, because Honest Mechanic is a superstar. I forgot to ask about the engine light, alas. I am still quietly panicking about bills, but I am not convinced I'm well enough to do ebay without error, so I'll likely hold another day at least until I'm struggling less with things like breathing.

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* Next Thursday, 5pm
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* "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

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* "Trump tweets at North Korea after possible hydrogen bomb test:"

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* "The economic impact of Donald Trump ending DACA:"

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* "Smoke from chemical plant fires caused by Houston flood raises...:"

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* "The Book of Miracles: 16th-century apocalyptic visions – in pictures:" https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2017/aug/04/the-book-of-miracles-16th-century-german-illustrated-manuscript

* I did not spot the drag one. "The Not-So-Subtle Sexual Innuendo in Renaissance Art:" https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-not-so-subtle-sexual-innuendo-renaissance-art

* "Forget Amadeus: the real tragedy behind Mozart’s final act:" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/classical-music/forget-amadeus-real-tragedy-behind-mozarts-final-act/

* "The Racism Behind Alien Mummy Hoaxes:" https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/08/how-to-fake-an-alien-mummy/535251/

* "Sunday Sweets Just Wants To Bang On The Drum All Day:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/9/3/sunday-sweets-just-wants-to-bang-on-the-drum-all-day.html

* "How a Copyright Mistake Ignited the Zombie Genre:" http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2017/09/how-copyright-error-ignited-zombie-genre.html

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* "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

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* "Venezuela investigates sacked prosecutor Luisa Ortega:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-41118163

* "What has Venezuela's constituent assembly achieved?:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-41094889

* "U.S. retaliates against Russia, orders closure of consulate, annexes:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-diplomacy-idUSKCN1BB2CY

* "Mattis signs orders to send additional troops to Afghanistan:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan-military-idUSKCN1BB2JC

* "Manafort's notes from Russian meeting refer to political contributions:" https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/manafort-notes-russian-meet-contain-cryptic-reference-donations-n797816

* "Trump treasury secretary won’t commit to putting Harriet Tubman on $20 bill:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/08/31/trump-treasury-secretary-wont-commit-to-put-harriet-tubman-on-20-bill/?utm_term=.23e7f2af5c1c

* "Tubman twenty not a priority of Jackson-loving Trump White House:"

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* "Trump nominates DeVry dean to Education Department post:"

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* "Selling access in Donald Trump’s Washington:"

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* "HHS cuts ACA advertising budget by 90%:" https://www.axios.com/hhs-cuts-aca-advertising-budget-by-90-percent-2480029656.html

* "It’s a Myth That Corporate Tax Cuts Mean More Jobs:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/30/opinion/corporate-tax-cuts-jobs.html

Protest the Republican Tax Plan.

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* "98.5% of unique net neutrality comments oppose Ajit Pai’s anti-Title II plan:" https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/08/isp-funded-study-finds-huge-support-for-keeping-current-net-neutrality-rules/

* "Trump's expected repeal of Dreamer program draws fire from business:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-daca-idUSKCN1BB2PD

* "Australia same-sex marriage vote: 'No' advert draws criticism:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-41091583

* "Officials evasive on smoke threat from damaged chemical plant:"

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* "Another Awful Moment Caught on a Cop's Dashcam:"

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* "Australian Students Stick It to Martin Shkreli:"

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* This is exactly what Tavy does, right down to his preferred cuddle shoulder. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164821657597/hopeydopey526-thebestoftumbling-cub-loves-his

* "sup fanboys lemme explain this :" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/164678916555/sup-fanboys-lemme-explain-this#notes

* "Preacher, Season 2, Episode 11: Back Doors:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/08/preacher-season-2-episode-11-back-doors.html

* "Jon and Dany’s Tepid Boat Scene Sunk the Season:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/jon-dany-boat-scene/

* "Disappointing Boat Sex, Empty Shocks, and Bad Baby Names Prevail on Thrones Finale:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/disappointing-boat-sex-empty-shocks-bad-baby-names-prevail-thrones-finale/

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* "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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* ""Pennies" by DiDi Delgado:"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "Manchester Arena blast: 19 dead and more than 50 hurt:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-40007886

* "Yemen war: Major cholera epidemic feared, says charity:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-39996900

* TW: Rape, Pedophila "South African men march against abuse of women and children:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-39988267

* "Trump does not say ‘radical Islamic terrorism’:"

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* "Sheriff Clarke: A ‘fraud’ with fake medals?:"

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* "Barber reignites King’s ‘Poor People's Campaign’:"

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* "Texas GOP Messes With Texas Trans Kids:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/05/texas-gop-messes-with-texas-trans-kids.html

* "African Pantheons and the Orishas: Crash Course Mythology #11:"

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* "This powerful Twitter account is sharing the names of Jewish refugees the US turned away in 1939:" https://mic.com/articles/166948/this-powerful-twitter-account-is-sharing-the-names-of-jewish-refugees-the-us-turned-away-in-1939?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.BJDKmJTlK

* To Tavy's great delight, the garden was full of butterflies to watch through the window today.

* The If Women Wrote Men post keeps getting better: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160953941842/if-women-wrote-men-the-way-men-write-women

* Star Trek Economics and Basic Income: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160953464237/mrbumblepants-actuallykylekallgren


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* Best of luck to the forces of kindness, sense, and good government in the upcoming UK general election, let us hope there is still time to set things on the right path.

* "Adam Schiff - Investigating Russia's Role in the 2016 Election - Extended Interview:"

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* Jon Ossoff dipped slightly below his 50% (48.10%). Damn. That was our best chance. It's not over, as there will be a run off, but it'll be harder without the Republican split.

* "Austan Goolsbee - The Reality of a Trump Economy:"

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* "Easter at the Trump White House:"

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* "Button of Doom - Where Will World War III Begin?:"

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* Yesterday I was having one of my pain emergencies. I'd a pretty good idea it was coming the night before, but my attempts to head it off failed. If I am significantly less intelligent or coherent than usual, my apologies. This is the worst one I've had in a while, and I'm only marginally functional even by my standards.

* National Poetry Month:

"The City By C. P. Cavafy:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159770857739/the-city-by-c-p-cavafy

* I don't normally post dragon cave here, but I just had five eggs and a hatchling die, and I'd like these to live, so please click: I don't normally post dragon cave here, but I had so many hatchlings die, and I'd like these to live, so please click: Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!


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* "Donald Trump says Syria airstrike ordered while eating ‘most beautiful piece of chocolate cake’:" http://globalnews.ca/news/3374365/donald-trump-syria-airstrike-chocolate-cake/

* "North Korea lashes out at US Navy strike group move:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39561410

* "Former Trump advisor Carter Page targeted by FISA warrant: WaPo:"

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* "Trump White House Syria policy rife with contradiction:"

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* "Trump's 'not going into Syria' vow ignores 1000+ US troops there:"

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* So it looks like Trump is so incompetent and willfully ignorant of even the minimum things a president needs to know, like which wars our troops are deployed to that he made the casual (over cake!) decision to launch his failed attack on a Syrian government air field without knowing we have troops in that country, let alone caring how that might effect them.

* "Trump's strong opinions on presidential golfing:"

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* "Trump on pace to surpass 8 years of Obama's travel spending in 1 year:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/10/politics/donald-trump-obama-travel-costs/

* "County considers special tax for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago visits:" http://www.twincities.com/2017/04/10/county-considers-special-tax-for-trumps-mar-a-lago-visits/

* "AP Exclusive: Manafort firm received Ukraine ledger payout:" https://apnews.com/20cfc75c82eb4a67b94e624e97207e23

* In clearly related news, Manafort just retroactively registered as a foreign agent.

* "Government Watchdog Is Investigating The Trump Transition:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gao-trump-transition_us_58ece162e4b0df7e20456632

* "Spicer: Hitler ‘didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons,’ although he sent Jews to ‘the Holocaust center’:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/04/11/spicer-hitler-didnt-even-sink-to-using-chemical-weapons-although-he-sent-jews-to-the-holocaust-center/?utm_term=.066629f54d94

* "White House ineptitude represented in its spokesman Spicer:"

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* "Who is Trump aide Sebastian Gorka?:"

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* "Secretary Tillerson fails to defend US journalist in Russia:"

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* "Fmr Trump campaign manager Manafort registers as foreign agent:"

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* "Trump Budget Director Admits Their Goal Is High Inequality, Not Low Deficits:" http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/04/trump-budget-director-wants-high-inequality-not-low-deficit.html

* "DeVos Undoes Obama Student Loan Protections:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-11/devos-undoes-obama-student-loan-protections

* "Oppressor Kenneth Adkins Found Guilty Of Eight Child Molestation Counts:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/04/oppressor-kenneth-adkins-found-guilty.html

* "Rep. Lewis to Dems: 'Keep the faith':"

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* "Sanders: Dems win if we mobilize & educate:"

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* "Airline Customer Service Matters:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/04/airline-customer-service-matters.html

* "Report: Body of country's first female Muslim judge found in Hudson River:" http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/328591-report-body-of-countrys-first-female-muslim-judge-found-in

* "After transgender bathroom battle, North Carolina looks to ban same-sex marriage:" http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-north-carolina-same-sex-marriage-ban-20170412-story.html

* A petition against a non-compete agreement that has the potential to worsen the food desert situation: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/end-the-food-desert?source=email&

* "Donald Trump is Panicking About Russia:"

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* I am still sleep shifted into the least useful possible sleep cycle, hence my odd availability. I'm not even trying to fight it right now, as I'm having an out patient procedure Friday early morning that involves cutting open my foot, and at least this way, I'll likely be awake at the appropriate time without struggle. How ambulatory I'll be after and how soon depends on how deep they are forced to explore, so I can make zero guarantees about availability times until likely next week.

* This contains massive Black Sails finale spoilers. It is also hilarious: http://captain-flint.tumblr.com/post/159520863462/amuseoffyre-can-you-imagine-silver-trying-to

* On paper the Almighty Johnsons sounds up my alley. Norse Gods running around New Zealand has a lot of potential as an idea, but the execution? Not so much. It's so clearly written by and for straight men and is incredibly blokey. It literally features a montage of straight people fucking early in the first episode, the plot centers on a war between the sexes and a man's quest to find a woman and fuck her. Charming. Despite including about as much male nudity as female nudity, the women clothed or otherwise are mostly shot for straight male amusement while most of the male nudity is for humor. None of the five male leads is appealing or likeable as characters, though Olaf is at least vaguely amusing. I'm three episodes in and honestly not sure what the fuss is about and I'm having a hard time with the women are either villains or there to be treated like shit by the men ethos. The library bought these things because I asked to see them so I feel like I ought to soldier on. (I'd feel worse about them ordering the series, except there are eleven people in line for them already, so clearly a demand existed). The man character is boring, annoying, weak minded, etc.. Anders makes me want to stab him, being rapey and horrible. Mike rubs me the wrong way. Which leaves annoying, but vaguely amusing Olaf, and hod who so far is the least aweful? I guess. It's not much of an endorsement when one is saying things like "doesn't use the magical equivalent of roofies and hasn't fucked anyone too drunk to consent that we've seen" are about all one can think of praiseworthy to say. When the best one can say about a show is three out of five male leads haven't raped anyone after three episodes... Wait, is that even true? Mike has been lying to his wife their whole relationship about who he literally is. So two out of five possibly understand consent? Maybe? Except I'm doubting Olaf tells partner he's a nonagenarian, which I'm guessing they might object to, and hod isn't exactly coming clean on his T except that one time, so... It gets grosser the more one thinks about it really.

* National Poetry Month:

"Mad Girl’s Love Song - Sylvia Plath:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159509524462/mad-girls-love-song-sylvia-plath

"So We’ll Go No More a Roving By Lord Byron (George Gordon):" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159507820316/so-well-go-no-more-a-roving-by-lord-byron

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* "Viral, Irish senator standing up to Trump:"

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* More things to make you go hmmmm about the Preet Bharara firing. Deutsche Bank is the single largest lender to Donald Trump. Preet Bharara was investigating Deutsche Bank for a massive money laundering scheme that aided the Russian oligarchs who benefit from Putin's Kleptocracy and have "business ties" with Donald Trump. Firing Mr. Bharara and replacing him with Roger Ailes' attorney is likely to end that investigation.

* "The shocking firing of Preet Bharara:"

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* "24 million would lose insurance under GOP health plan: CBO:"

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* Bernie Sanders is out still being Bernie! "How GOP health plan would affect poor in West Virginia:"

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* "Environmental activists slam Trump’s EPA:"

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* "Tragedy of ‘Time: The Kalief Browder Story’:"

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* "Muslim Marine Tayyib Rashid is offering to stand guard for Jewish cemeteries, synagogues in Chicago:" https://mic.com/articles/169952/this-muslim-marine-is-offering-to-stand-guard-for-jewish-cemeteries-synagogues-in-chicago?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=movement&utm_campaign=social#.fe6E8oDDw

* "The Existence Of Trans Women Is Not Up For Debate, Period:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-existence-of-trans-women-is-not-up.html

* "Casa Ruby Vandalized:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/casa-ruby-vandalized.html

* I said this would be a marathon and not a sprint, but it's always harder living it than imagining it. The dismantling of the already inadequate protections on our civil rights and liberties has been relentless as well as an incredible amount of basic institutions we need to function in a modern society all in under two months. It's depressing to see so much progress roll back so quickly and the constant effort and vigilance required to resist is exhausting. I said back in November that we need artists and comedians and musicians too. This is why. When it is darkest, we must find and savor our moments of delight. I know this is an old song, with a loooong history in the labour movement particularly, but the sentiment it expresses seems to fit this struggle as well as it has so many in the past. Hang in there folks. Keep resitsing, but never forget to feed your heart an spirit too. "Joan Baez- Bread and Roses:"

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* "Can we please let historical women be historical?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158350364122/can-we-please-let-historical-women-be-historical

* "Fascinating Aida - The Market:"

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* "Fascinating Aïda's post-Brexit song - So Sorry Scotland:"

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* I'm likely a hundred under on bills this month, but housing is safe until Fall.

* Where was I Monday? Squirrel and I had a thing we needed to go too, and I was so tired when I got back, I just ate and went to bed. Apologies for the radio silence.

* "No Marvel, You Can't Retcon HYDRA from Nazism and Expect Us to Buy It:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/no-marvel-you-cant-retcon-hydra-from-nazism/

* "The Walking Dead, Season Seven, Episode Thirteen: Bury me Here:" www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/03/the-walking-dead-season-seven-episode_13.html

* This really appeals to my sense of camp. "Ken Day Come-Ons: The Squelching:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/3/13/ken-day-come-ons-the-squelching.html

* "Sunday Sweets: 10 Kids' Cakes The Adults Will Want, Too:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/3/12/sunday-sweets-10-kids-cakes-the-adults-will-want-too.html

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* "Zimbabwe widows fighting in-laws who leave them destitute:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-38853602

* "Yemen Withdraws Permission for U.S. Antiterror Ground Missions:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/07/world/middleeast/yemen-special-operations-missions.html?smid=tw-share

* "Trump as Nero: Europe Must Defend Itself Against A Dangerous President:" http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/a-1133177-amp.html

* "Donald Trump will not be allowed to address Parliament on UK state visit, Speaker says:" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/donald-trump-uk-state-visit-speaker-address-parliament-a7565651.html

* "Trump Gets Snubbed By British Parliament :" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/02/trump-gets-snubbed-by-british-parliament.html

* "A new poll shows a surprisingly big public swing against Trump’s travel ban:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/02/07/a-new-poll-shows-a-surprisingly-big-public-swing-against-trumps-muslim-ban/?utm_term=.9440d14d57ae

* "For Trump, it's nighttime in America:"

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* So Trump is literally in favor of abusing puppies and kittens. "Trump's USDA drops animal abuse reports, tries to blame Obama:"

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* I'm not a Hamiltonian, even though I do support his financial policies. (Look, my take on Founding fathers and the politics around the constitution are extremely complex, and we've no time for them here. My take on RL Hamilton as opposed to the musical have evolved over a lifetime, and ar of the same complexity as, say, my views on john Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin). Which is to say, I strongly suspect Mr. Yoo and I clearly have different 18th century politics and thus likely have pretty different views about modern American politics as a result, but he has a lot of really interesting things to say here. Why do I mention this? Because people assume I agree with every point of every article I post and occasionally demand I defend positions I don't hold. I am posting this because it makes a lot of interesting points, some of which I agree with and some other points I'd love to argue about at a dinner party with the author. "Executive Power Run Amok:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/06/opinion/executive-power-run-amok.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=1

* "President Trump is now speculating that the media is covering up terrorist attacks:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/02/06/president-trump-is-now-speculating-that-the-media-is-covering-up-terrorist-attacks/?utm_term=.e94a1019a838

* "It’s Not Just Rhetoric Anymore. Government by White Nationalism Is Upon Us.:" http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/cover_story/2017/02/government_by_white_nationalism_is_upon_us.html?wpsrc=sh_all_dt_tw_ru

* O.o I hate the ableist title, but this is something people need to know that isn't getting coverage. "The craziest politician in Washington last week was not Donald Trump:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/02/06/the-craziest-politician-in-washington-last-week-was-not-donald-trump/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.ba9348527b83

* "Never Believe the Republicans’ B.S. Ever Again:" https://newrepublic.com/article/140430/never-believe-republicans-bs-ever

* Want to keep tabs on who's who and how far they are in the confirmation process on the Cabinet of Deplorables? "CHART: The Status Of Trump Administration's Key Members:" http://www.npr.org/2016/11/18/502575561/chart-whos-who-in-the-future-trump-administration

* "McConnell turns up heat on Sessions hearing with attack on Warren:"

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* "Senator Tester: 'Plenty of reasons to vote no' on Jeff Sessions:"

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* "What can Betsy DeVos do to American schools?:"

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* "Ordinary Americans carried out inhumane acts for Trump:" http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-airport-inhumanity-20170206-story.html

* This was really good and included things like the human rights abuses routinely perpetrated on intersex children, inter-generational differences, and interviews non-binary people, instead of just the usual binary 101 things. "Gender Revolution: Working For Change:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/02/gender-revolution-working-for-change.html

* "Somewhere in America:" https://www.amara.org/en/videos/1YqQLGggChbf/info/bnv14-finals-los-angeles-somewhere-in-america/

* "Trump Is Literally Keeping His Staffers In The Dark:"

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* "Stephen Colbert Is A Bowling Green Massacre Truther:"

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* "Trump Says Voter Fraud. Stephen Says Bull.:"

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* "Team Trump Lists "Underreported" Terror Attacks:"

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* "Emerald City, Season One, Episode Six: Beautiful Wickedness:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/02/emerald-city-season-one-episode-six.html

* Wait, is Emerald City about Trump?

* TNG Rewatch, Season 5/6:

- Time's Arrow. (I'm combining a two parter). So this is the one where Data goes back in time and an away team goes after him. I remember liking this one when it was new. I love Guinan's dress. I love Whoopi Goldberg's performance in the Twain intro scene even more. I was way more up on my Clemens when this first aired than I am now, but I do remember having serious issues with where this was on Clemens' real life history and thinking his reaction was not what one would expect this late in his life, given his depression and solipsism, but I'm honestly not up to doing the research it would take to see if this recollection is correct. Picard and Guinan have real chemistry in this one.

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* I know Yeman and Jordon aren't getting much coverage, but let us take a moment to remember the dead in those attacks too.

* Apparently I'm not the only one who thinks the assassination in Ankara is unlikely to be Daesh. A lot of coverage assumes otherwise, but I'm seeing several experts also citing the assassin's speech, target, various other details as reason for skepticism. i do not know for sure obviously and I do try to keep speculation to a minimum in these situations.

I have been asked about global political implications, but I'm still mulling and not ready to word things yet. My apologies.

* "Terror experts eye pattern after Berlin Christmas market attack:"

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* "Assassination a painful call to Turkey's past:"

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* "Sen. Murphy: Flynn is a 'dangerous character in the White House':"

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* "The farce of GOP austerity politics:"

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* "Two emergency managers charged in Flint toxic water crisis:"

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* Rep Steve Israel suggests a plan to resist: https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/154743068873/micdotcom-heres-advice-from-a-congressman-on

* Why the BAFTAs are better than the Oscars. "British Oscars took a bold step toward ensuring diversity in film — take note, Hollywood:" https://mic.com/articles/162815/british-oscars-took-a-bold-step-toward-ensuring-diversity-in-film-take-note-hollywood?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=movement&utm_campaign=social#.yUcBdwkqI

* "A Very Special Legislative Session:"

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* "Liam Neeson Auditions For Mall Santa Claus:"

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* "Five Weeks From Today, Donald Trump Will Be Our President:"

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* "Strange Bedfellows:"

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* "Those Are Real People: Veterans & Refugees Edition :"

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* Almost immediately after I moved away, my dream map started showing my old school as post apocalyptic about half the time. The track and field area became a pond, but the waters would rise to swallow most of the low ground on campus, including the bottom floor of the library on a high water day. Different scenarios would play out, plague, flood, various horror scenarios, survivors huddling in the ruins fighting wars for space and resources with other groups in other higher ground buildings. In other dreams, the water would recede and it was a school of one type or another again. I dreamed one last month where they'd completely renovated and the top floor was so different that there were math classrooms where the language faculty offices were and they had made the ugly hated architecture into something almost beautiful and there was actual learning going on.

In the real world, the literal school moved physically elsewhere, taking faculty and fixtures with, ages ago. I have wondered off and on rather absently what happened to the buildings and the land, the bushes where I could consistently hide, the geography of buildings and landscape I used to escape the inherent violence of the place, all the hidey holes and safe zones and danger spots, the corners and corridors and stairwells I used to break eyelines when I was being followed. I wondered, where they ruins or had they been leveled, or had they been sold and re-purposed?

I was watching Vice's Abandoned, the St. Louis edition where they take alums back to these ruined and abandoned schools. I poked at google street view, even though my experience is, the geography of my childhood isn't on there. To my surprise it was. I wasn't quite sure at first, not being clear on how I was oriented or what I was looking at, but a turn of attitude had me staring at familiar trees. I know, I know, generic Autumn foliage with random trees in brush, but I ran that way five days a week in season except for vacations and meets. you run as much cross country and track for as many years as I did in that same damned neighborhood, you know every inch of it. I did find my school, well populated. A University bought it.

They'd torn out so much of the trees and foliage on their side of the street, it was no wonder I didn't recognize it at first, but the bones were there, the buildings were there. The playground where I learned that people like me weren't allowed to be superheroes is mostly lawn and landscaping, but the building with the shaky grand staircase that haunts my dreams was still there. The really good hiding bushes in front of a different building were gone, along with the other playground and most of the trees and brush between, but there was the building where my childhood ended and the music building. I could not see well enough through the parking lot to tell if they'd kept the purgatorial tennis courts where the Summer heat used to burn up through my keds while I wished it was archery day instead. I could even catch a glimpse of the incredibly ugly building they put up when I was a toddler to replace the moldering upper school one that I can only just remember (mostly I remember the basement corridors and toilets. I can't tell you a damned thing about the rest of the building first hand). It looks like the college swallowed some of the mysterious to me buildings on the Other Side of the fence. The homes of the snooty neighbors who hated us on the Other Side of the Street look pretty much as I remember them. Slightly different landscaping, the occasional change in the paint scheme, but it's the same. as a college campus it looks so cheerful and useful and not prison like at all.

* The Antler Guy Story keeps getting better: http://slavetomyheadcanon.tumblr.com/post/154711970877/bibliotecaria-d-ebonykain-karacat

* I want to thank the people who warned me off Passengers. Normally, I hate being spoiled for anything, but D: DO NOT WANT. I'm crossing that right off my watch when it gets to the library list.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* It is already looking like the Trump administration will be so corrupt that it will make President Harding look like a saint by comparison.

* "Call your congressperson. Here’s a script.:" http://matociquala.tumblr.com/post/153192981361/call-your-congressperson-heres-a-script

* "Autocracy: Rules for Survival:" http://www2.nybooks.com/daily/s3/nov/10/trump-election-autocracy-rules-for-survival.html

* A balanced budget isn't all that important. What's important is what you spend the money on. If you invest the money in things like Infrastructure, education, an things that boost the economy like higher social security, Unemployment benefits etc (which were worth 1.45-1.50 in economic activity for every dollar spent last I checked, up from 1.35-1.40 where it was before the Republicans crashed the economy eight years ago) instead of blowing it on wars and things or worse yet, tax cuts for the rich (which are worth .30 in economic activity for every dollar of tax revenue lost that way). Things like roads, bridges, hardened utilities networks, etc create jobs in the immediate and long term help business. Investing in education is a long term investment in the tech sector, etc.. Raising income on the bottom end of the economic bell curve dramatically increases economic activity as people go out and buy things they need like food, medicine, school supplies for their kids, which tends to boost the economy for the ground up, creating more private sector jobs and increasing tax revenue. Supply side and austerity have been thoroughly debunked as ways to improve an economy and/or tax revenue. The only people they help are the .01%. We have literally centuries of economic data supporting the Keynesian model.

And no, Trump’s promise to default and thus destroy full faith and credit will not help “create jobs.” It will devastate our economy and do generations worth of damage. Tanking our currency, starting a trade war, and all these other terrible things he’s promised. will dramatically raise prices on imports. To see what this might look like google “Brexit” and ”Marmite” or food prices.

* I'm pretty sure if they do what they say they will do: Repel ACA (thus meaning no insurance coverage on the private market for pre-existing conditions), Abolish Medicare (forcing people who by definition have pre-existing, often you die if they take away your meds, oxegen tank, etc type conditions), block grant and dramatically defund Medicaid together, and get rid of medical confidentiality it's going to be a full blown millions of people dying disaster for elderly, poor, and disabled citizens. In the UK thousands of people have directly died from the austerity that cut food, medicine, and mental health services, as in them finding people literally starved to death, died because they had their meds taken away, and suicides.

So many people are going to die from this, which is absolutely what Paul Ryan's Atlas Shrugged ass wants.

* "I was born in New York City in 1972, and it rained a lot.:" https://lettersfromtitan.com/2016/11/15/i-was-born-in-new-york-city-in-1972-and-it-rained-a-lot/

* "Wave of hate crimes against Muslims, Hispanics and black people reported since Donald Trump’s win:" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-elections/donald-trump-president-supporters-attack-muslims-hijab-hispanics-lgbt-hate-crime-wave-us-election-a7410166.html

* "The Supreme Court Took on 1950s Gender Roles on the Day After Donald Trump’s Election:" http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/supreme_court_dispatches/2016/11/the_supreme_court_took_on_1950s_gender_roles_the_day_after_donald_trump.html

* They are lying when they call themselves "pro-life." They want people to die from miscarriages. They advocate murder of doctors and nurses. They are against pre-natal care funding and zika eradication. If they were pro-life, they would not be trying to deny women in poverty access to breast and cervical cancer screening. Any organization that is in favor of millions of women dying of cancer is pro-death, not pro-life.

* A reminder why not to give the Salvation Army money: https://mouthbeef.tumblr.com/post/103998994177/the-salvation-army-militant-evangelicals-with-a

* "Our Four-Year Mission: Make America Smart Again:"

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* "John Oliver - The Most Defiant Nation:"

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* It is incredibly hard to get through to the Bureau of Records and Vital statistics, as their "call volume is unusually high." Ya think? I'll lay odds a lot of it is other transfolk trying to find up what is holding up their birth certificates. (Answer: One specific transphobic bureaucrat who makes her own rules and sets a really high bar on documentation not required by law and has made up her own transphobic wording that you need to get inserted in your surgery letters.) I've been at this about a year what with the name change and gender marker switch, long enough to have had to send a second check as the price for birth certificates went up during the back and forth. I did manage to get through today to the automated system. I sent the last packed of revised documents towards the end of August and they cashed the check before the end of month. They are up to August 20th on birth certificates, so it may be they haven't added the extra documents to my file and made up whatever new hoop to make me jump through to punish me for being "a transgender." Sigh. I'll try again next week.

If you are trying to do a document change in Pennsylvania, best of luck. Seriously. I know the law makes it look easy, but the law isn't being followed. Scratch blue you get red.

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

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

* Where to donate to help Immigrants: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/153016818518/colinfirth-carecen-la-center-for-community

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* She is still getting death threats. "Wife crashes her own funeral, horrifying her husband, who had paid to have her killed:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/02/05/wife-crashes-her-own-funeral-horrifying-her-husband-who-had-paid-have-her-killed/

* "UK in breach of international human rights:" http://www.centreforwelfarereform.org/news/uk-in-breachhuman-rights/00287.html

"There is no good reason for these ongoing attacks; instead it seems likely that these groups have been targeted simply because they are convenient scapegoats for problems they did not cause."

* "The strategy of an announced military attack explained:"

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* "Fact-checking Trump's voter fraud claims:"

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* "The white flight of Derek Black:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/the-white-flight-of-derek-black/2016/10/15/ed5f906a-8f3b-11e6-a6a3-d50061aa9fae_story.html

* "Taco trucks outside Trump's Las Vegas hotel take a scrumptious stand for immigrant workers:" https://mic.com/articles/157042/taco-trucks-outside-trump-s-las-vegas-hotel-take-a-scrumptious-stand-for-immigrant-workers?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=movement&utm_campaign=social#.cmMdI7V3h

* "Trump's call for poll watchers stoking 'racial paranoia?:"

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* Sexual Assault PSA aimed at men. "This Is Why Joe Biden Crashed A College Party:" http://www.refinery29.com/2016/10/125439/joe-biden-funny-or-die-psa?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=watch_end&utm_campaign=end&utm_campaign=h3

* "The Final Clinton vs. Trump Debate:"

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* "Getting Out the Undecided Black Youth Vote:"

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* My Birthday has come and gone with no acknowledgement from my family except an email from my Aunt.

* Versailles: Four episodes in and they finally identify Madame de Montespan, who unfortunately looks so much like the Queen I am now questioning if she's been there all along with me not noticing that wasn't the Queen in scenes. Apparently the Mother and daughter are a cousin of the Chevalier and Sophie. This would have been helpful information way back in the first episode. This thing is a struggle to untangle, made worse by them deciding to withhold character names and key information. I shouldn't have to work nearly this hard to be following an historical drama taking place in a period and with characters I know well.

* ToS Rewatch:

- Tomorrow is Yesterday. The first improbable time travel for the enterprise. No thought to the prime directive. No temporal prime directive, apparently. Do none of them think before they act? I do like Kirk correcting him that the woman is "A Crewman." Only Spock seems to think completely fucking the timeline up is a bad idea. Why is that sexy voice the thing feminists do to tweak them? Isn't that more a thing straight men would do? Spock: "Logically, as we move faster and faster toward the sun, we'll move backwards in time. Me: That's not logical at all.

*****

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "Trump oblivious to Russia's actions in Syria:"

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* "Will Trump ever 'stop whining?':"

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* "Source of 'Black Panther' hysteria hired by Trump campaign:"

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* Vote Down ticket! "Republicans May Block Any Of Clinton's Supreme Court Nominees, McCain Says:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-mccain-hillary-clinton-supreme-court_us_58050653e4b0162c043d4c9a

* "Trump triggers women's memories of sexual assault:"

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* "Trickle down economics is wrong, says IMF:" http://qz.com/429487/a-new-imf-study-debunks-trickle-down-economics/

* There can be only one! Actually, we have good mental health diversion here, so fingers crossed he gets proper evaluation and help. "Late-night sword fight on Bellingham street ends in cut to man’s hand, other arrested:" http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/crime/article109060507.html

* "Crinolinemania: The dangerous Victorian fashion garment that killed around 3,000 women:" https://m.thevintagenews.com/2016/07/18/crinolinemania-hazardous-victorian-fashion-garment-killed-around-3000-women-just-england-2/

* "Hidden Underpinnings: What Vintage Lingerie Tells Us About History:" http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/2016/10/hidden-underpinnings-vintage-lingerie-tells-us-history.html

* Every time I see him reaching for one of those children, I shudder. "Donald Trump Tries to Appeal to Black Children:"

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* Tonight there was a small birthday party. I got good chocolate and a tarot deck.

* The Last Tricker Treater is staring again: http://www.rhymes-with-witch.com/rww10172016.shtml

* ToS Rewatch:

- Arena. I actually forgot I was watching this one while I was watching it for a bit. Bones is hassling Spock about asking really good questions in the beginning of this one, like the exact questions they really should all be asking before they beam down, but only Spock had thoughts beyond his stomach and so they weren't prepared. Second Godlike alien in a row. I've lost track of how many per season. Sigh. Whence the lizard people and wherefore do they wander the galaxy murdering people? What happened to the lizard people after? Klingon, Romulans, etc. are part of the trek verse. I can't remember anything further about the Gorn, but it's possible I've forgotten.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* Remember how after the big earthquake, the UN AID workers helpfully started a cholera epidemic in Haiti by not taking even the most basic precautions with their waste, and how devastating that was for the people of Haiti? Thanks to the hurricane and flooding, it's back.

* "Facts of Life and Death:" http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2016/10/facts-of-life-and-death.html

* I want Michelle Obama to be my president. This speech is really important. "Michelle Obama's call to conscience:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/michelle-obamas-call-conscience#break

* "Limbaugh: The left is obsessed with consent:"

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* Re: Women coming forward to talk about Donald Trump sexually Assaulting them. I believe the women.

* Republican woman discovers water is wet: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/151743509457/satyrday-jennytrout-nerdyblackfangirl

* Trump and his surrogates continue to insist that Trump was lying when he bragged about sexual assaulting women and ogling pageant contestants while they were changing despite a growing body of women, including Miss Teen USA contestants, corroborating his claims that he did committed these crimes.

* I keep thinking of my Mother as this Trump thing continues. TW Sexual Assault: )

* Now Trump is claiming an international cabal of bankers is controlling our country and if we don't rise up against Hillary Clinton she will come and destroy our national and our families in a very... Nuremburgy sounding speech. The chanting crowds terrify me.

* "What we can still learn from sexual harassment:" http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2016/10/10/what-can-still-learn-from-sexual-harassment/jCF5rxYbFMgE3bOKR984pI/story.html

* "Are you certain, Time Prophet?:" http://cmdr-zoom.livejournal.com/507275.html

* Fun fact: My parents met in and Anglo Saxon language class. They were language nerds. "20 Brilliant Anglo-Saxon Words:" http://mentalfloss.com/article/66533/20-brilliant-anglo-saxon-words

* "Not Just Clowning Around:"

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* "Evangelicals Stick with Donald Trump:"

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* "Outrage Court: Trigger Warnings:"

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* I would like to thank whichever of you sent Birthday money.

* I did finally get to watch Versailles, though it took a lot longer than I expected. I had heard the critical rumblings. My hope was that as for me the major players are real people for me, ones I read about and studied and have a genuine feel for. On paper I should adore this. It's relevant to a whole collection of my interests, and on top of that, I'm a year and a half in on an early modern kick and even read the horribly homophobic and disgustingly Freudian biography of Philippe a month or so ago that happened to be the only one we could find in English. (It was very well researched, but the analysis was embarrassingly bad, so bad it would make a great drinking game. Take a drink for each homophobic inference or Freudian reference. Take two drinks every time he makes a completely unsupported inference about motive based on Freudian theory alone. Take a shot for every time he insists that homosexuality is the mother's fault/self harm/not innate. Take two shots if he's claiming that the bisexuals are switching orientation every time they change partners. Take three shots if he's claiming that sex with the chevalier de Lorraine is humiliating, degrading, self punishment, etc., something I consider a very bold statement for a man who's never ucked him and who knows full well that he was so good in bed Louis considered recalling him a gift to his brother. *ahem*) Louis XIV is out of my period, sure, but I've been to Versailles, the Louvre, and Frontenbleu, read general histories of the period, and biographies of Louis, Montepason, et al.. I'm not an expert, but I'm certainly a reasonably well educated amateur. So my hope was, knowing the players, knowing the period, I should be fine where a general audience might struggle.

I was wrong. I had to watch the first episode twice, because I had trouble figuring out who was meant to be whom. It was easier with the men as the characters said their names often enough I could pick them up from context, but the women.... I assume the young lady the mother is trying to push at the King is Montespan from context, but I watched all three and I never noticed she and her mother being clearly identified. I did manage to make mental notes on who I guessed everyone was the second time through and it did make the next two episodes slightly more comprehensible. Unfortunately, I discovered a second problem at that point, which was that I would wander off into revery in the middle of dialog scenes and miss important details. I watched one scene early in the second episode five or six times because I kept missing a few key sentences while thinking of more interesting things. My concentration isn't what it was, but it simply isn't this bad unless there is something wrong with what I'm watching (or reading or listening to). I could not pay attention for a literal minute or two in a number of scenes. If it had been one evening, it might be attributed to tiredness or the fever that rises and falls like the Mile, but we are talking about four different days, one nearly a week before the others, I watched all of the Depardieu Cyrano today with no problem. Just saying. So something has to be wrong with the script/acting/and/or pacing. You be the judge. There were interesting bits here and there and some things I did not agree with, but mostly it simply as dull and lacking in something vital. It left me empty and unfullfilled after. I sat mulled it over doing dishes and I think it did not help that it was all loose threads and hardly any arc. People do things in it, but nothing much matters or changes except they murder a little person of African decent, an old guy in the woods, and some assassins. There were some interesting things going on racially in the third episode, but my ennui was too great to go back through a second time so I could write a proper analysis.

I just... It wasn't aweful, just mediocre, which is sad because they have all this access and ridiculous beauty and some really fascinating RL historical figures and somehow couldn't figure out how to make that riveting on my screen.

* Blood for the Blood God: http://dorktowerfeed.livejournal.com/447069.html

* ToS Rewatch:

- Balance of Terror. We can't afford mistakes "by any man aboard." What about the women aboard, Kirk? Enter the Romulans. Does flirting count as a "mistake?" And the paranoia sets in along with the racism, because this is fundamentally a cold war story. this reminds me very much of classic submarine pursuit movies with opposing commanders and stratagems. The acting is actually decent on this one, I do appreciate how well fleshed out the made the Romulan captain. It would be so much easier to make him two dimensional, but they actually did a good job writing him and his interactions allow us to infer things about their culture that really pay off two decades or so later when Spock goes to Romulus in TNG.

*****

* Hurricane Matthew has been catastrophic for the people of Haiti. 800 or more are dead and 60,000 or more displaced. Want to help? https://www.redcross.org/donate/disaster-relief?donationProdId=prod12750029&scode=RSG00000E017&gclid=COnZ5tmJys8CFRBEfgodzWoPXQ

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Amused)
* "Meet the Woman Risking Everything to Become Somalia's First Female President:" https://mic.com/articles/149725/meet-fadumo-dayib-the-woman-risking-everything-to-become-somalia-s-first-female-president#.xQBzoHitJ

* To this I want to add, I'd have liked subtitles for the lyrics by the rappers. Also, could we go ONE year without commentators giggling like 6th graders over the name of a certain country? Otherwise this is a much more eloquent version of what i tried to figure out how to stay and couldn't quite frame. "NBC’s Rio Olympics Opening-Ceremony Coverage Was Clueless and Counterintuitive at Best:" http://www.vulture.com/2016/08/review-nbcs-olympics-opening-ceremony-coverage.html

* "The Media Village at the Rio Olympics Is Built on a Mass Grave of Slaves:" http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/media-village-rio-olympics-built-mass-grave-slaves-180959873/?no-ist

* "Police Scrutiny in China Hinders Condom Use Among Prostitutes, Study Says:" http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/28/world/asia/china-sex-workers-condoms-police.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1

* "Trump economics dissected:"

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* "The deep red state that could turn blue:"

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* Trump had the gall to go to Detroit and tell them that the cure for all that ails them is a massive tax cut for estates over $5 million in value and corporate welfare.

* "Oh, For Fuck’s Sake: A Gentle Talk With My Republican, Democrat, And Undecided Friends :" http://www.theferrett.com/ferrettworks/2016/07/oh-for-fucks-sake-in-which-i-gently-talk-to-my-friends-who-are-republicans-democrats-and-the-undecided/

* "I Know Why Poor Whites Chant Trump, Trump, Trump:" http://www.theestablishment.co/2016/05/24/i-know-why-poor-whites-chant-trump-trump-trump/

* "Exclusive - John Lewis Extended Interview:"

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* "How climate change is rapidly taking the planet apart:" http://www.flassbeck-economics.com/how-climate-change-is-rapidly-taking-the-planet-apart/

* "'Witch' Prison Revealed in 15th-Century Scottish Chapel:" http://www.livescience.com/55452-witch-prison-revealed-in-scottish-chapel.html?

* "Donald Trump Predicts a Rigged Election:"

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* "Blacklash 2016: The Unblackening - Trump Dump:"

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* Y'all know I'm in the DS9 is the best Star Trek camp. "Deep Space Nine was the Best Star Trek (And the Roddenberry Box was Made to be Broken):" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/deep-space-nine-best-star-trek-roddenberry-box-made-broken/

* TNG Rewatch:

I missed one first Season Episode, "Too Short a Season." It has terrible age makeup, but setting it aside, it's a good explanation for why the Prime Directive needs to be a thing and why Kirk riding rough shod over nearly every episode likely left planets in chaos and mass death in his wake even though we don't get to see it in ToS.

* "Sunday Sweets: Modern Geometry:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2016/8/7/sunday-sweets-modern-geometry.html

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.comhttp://www.cnn.com/2016/07/28/asia/indonesia-drug-executions/
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* The Brexit cost the world economy 2 trillion dollars in one day. It cost the US economy 800 billion overnight.

* Brexit damage summary: http://glassphemy.tumblr.com/post/146462649414/somecunttookmyurl-somecunttookmyurl

* "A warning to Americans...:" http://mommapolitico.tumblr.com/post/146436089933/a-warning-to-americans

* "UK roots deep in 'United States of Europe':"

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* "Brexit threatens UK political integrity:"

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* "From Brexit to Trump?:"

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* "Trump reacts to Brexit:"

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* "Team Angry Cat:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/144148214955/team-angry-cat#notes

* "Obama Names LGBT Landmark As National Monument:" http://www.npr.org/2016/06/24/483385747/obama-names-lgbt-landmark-as-national-monument

* "US military 'to lift transgender ban' - BBC News:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36628288

* "Here's One Brutal Truth Every Black Man Needs to Hear About Masculinity:" https://mic.com/articles/144618/here-s-one-brutal-truth-every-black-man-needs-to-hear-about-masculinity?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.Y46qtr2BB

* "A massive lake underneath Antarctic ice could be home to hidden life forms:" http://www.sciencealert.com/a-massive-lake-underneath-antarctic-ice-could-be-home-to-unique-undisturbed-life-forms

* "Art Collector: The Windsor Beauties are a famous collection of 11 paintings by Sir Peter Lely, painted in the early to mid-1660s.:" http://myartblogcollection.blogspot.ca/2015/08/the-windsor-beauties-are-famous.html

* "The Long Quest to Get Southerners to Stop Dueling:" http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-long-quest-to-get-southerners-to-stop-dueling?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=atlas-page

* "Sunday Sweets: Pretty Little Things:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2016/6/26/sunday-sweets-pretty-little-things.html

* Oh man, I cried my eyes out watching Suited. Between the non-binary people and the trans boy getting a Bar Mitzvah suit, I completely lost it. I wish this was something my mother and I could have done together. It’s something we talked about, but she died before it could be done. The Bindle and Keep people seem wonderful. I wept all over again for the guy from Georgia when he got his suit and for the lady lawyer.

* "Game of Nonsense, Week Nine: Why Are the Starks So Determined to Get People Killed?:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/game-thrones-week-nine-starks-determined-get-people-killed/

* "Harry Potter and the Reread Project: Murder, Monsters, Mystery.:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/harry-potter-reread-project-murder-monsters-mystery/

* I just had a horrifying thought: What happens to the caretakers at the Overlook hotel the year after the Torrances were caretakers? The Hotel would presumably still be open again in Spring and the next Winter there would be a need for a caretaker.

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

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

* "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
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* "The rise and fall of Trump University:"

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* "Veteran: I am not Donald Trump's prop:"

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* "In weird twist, Clinton features pranksters in new ad:"

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* "Father who had daughter marry her rapist sentenced to jail:" http://bigstory.ap.org/article/4fe38d09aaad4a8c98f73b3d4af9a5f2/idaho-father-takes-pregnant-teen-daughter-marry-rapist

* "Machine Bias: There’s Software Used Across the Country to Predict Future Criminals. And it’s Biased Against Blacks.:" https://www.propublica.org/article/machine-bias-risk-assessments-in-criminal-sentencing

* "Buying Coffee Every Day Isn’t Why You’re in Debt:" http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_united_states_of_debt/2016/05/the_latte_is_a_lie_and_buying_coffee_has_nothing_to_do_with_debt_an_excerpt.html?wpsrc=sh_all_dt_tw_bot

* "How Tuberculosis Shaped Victorian Fashion:" http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-tuberculosis-shaped-victorian-fashion-180959029/?no-ist

* Time is funny when one ages. Tonight, I was watching a film I saw only one other time. The tape was rented from a video store that has gone the way of video rental places generally. The tape itself is likely in a land fill. The bed we were lying in still exists. Squirrel sleeps in it now. The building his tiny apartment was in has been demolished. The man that was beside me is now ashes. I can still remember the scent of the apartment and the chill over that winter break, and the video game we took turns playing on his computer that month, and the plot I was running in my table top game as a vacation filler for the half of the party still in town.... At least the film aged well.

* "The problem with the MCU’s Wanda Maximoff:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/145295617042/queerhawkeye-the-problem-with-the-mcus-wanda

* "Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 6: Where are they now:" http://imgur.com/a/9DahP

* "Guy with Tape on His Face Performs Hilariously Odd Mime Act on 'America's Got Talent':" http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2016/06/guy-with-tape-on-his-face-performs.html

* 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
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* "Clinton attacking Trump on housing crisis:"

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* "Trump's $1 million lie:"

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* "Congress surprisingly silent on Hastert's misdeeds:"

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* "Trump's new fundraisers a dubious cast of characters:"

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* The first of the men on trial for the police murder of Freddie Grey has been acquitted.

* "What This 95-Year-Old Trans Woman Wants You To Know:" http://www.refinery29.com/2016/05/109265/transgender-ww2-veteran-robina-asti-interview?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=direct

* "The Economics of Immigration: Crash Course Econ #33 :"

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* "Anti-Vaxxers, Conspiracy Theories & Epistemic Responsibility: Crash Course Philosophy #14:"

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* "The Religious Right: Part Two | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee:"

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* "The NRA Endorses Donald Trump:"

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* "The TSA Is Hiring:"

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* "Donald Trump Pays Back Chris Christie:"

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* "That's What She Said Award - State Lawmaker Steps Up to Sexism:"

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* My body was being incredibly inconvenient this week end. Primary among the inconveniences is my right leg mostly not working and the associated pain. Apologies to those I've disappointed by not being able to internet social even while this and various other things were going on.

* "...but 6.05 exhausted me.:" http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/144894765617/but-605-exhausted-me

* "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
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* "Why working-class actors are a disappearing breed:" http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/may/08/working-class-actors-disappearing-britain-class-privilege-access-posh?CMP=share_btn_tw

* "More Than 100 Americans Have Been Killed in Mass Shootings in 2016:" http://www.vice.com/read/more-than-100-americans-have-been-killed-in-mass-shootings-in-2016
* "Watch This Comedy Trio Skewer The Offensive Questions Transgender People Get Asked:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/lanesainty/trans-comedian-counters-rude-questions-in-the-best-way?utm_term=.baB4yJgV4#.kf06L9wd6

* "100 Years of Beauty - Episode 20: Syria (Jessica):"

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* "100 Years of Beauty - Episode 17: Egypt (Dina):"

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* "100 Years of Beauty - Episode 19: Ireland (Stephanie) :"

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* "100 Years of Beauty - Episode 21: Kenya (Keesee) :"

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* "A generation of artists were wiped out by Aids and we barely talk about it:" http://www.theguardian.com/society/commentisfree/2016/apr/20/a-generation-of-artists-were-wiped-out-by-aids-and-we-barely-talk-about-it-robert-mapplethorpe

* Squirrel's trip to the hospital for a scheduled procedure went swimmingly and he looked noticeably better when I brought him home than he has in ages.

* "Actor Creates Movie Trailer Using Random People on the Street:" http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2016/05/actor-creates-movie-trailer-using.html

* "Containment, Season 1, Episode 4: With Silence and Tears:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2016/05/containment-season-1-episode-4-with.html

* "Containment, Season 1, Episode 3: Be Angry At The Sun:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2016/05/containment-season-1-episode-3-be-angry.html

* "Fangs For The Fantasy: Rape by Deception:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2016/05/rape-by-deception.html

* "Sunday Sweets: Oh. Em. GEODE.:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2016/5/15/sunday-sweets-oh-em-geode.html

* "Amy Schumer Just Made an Excellent Point About the Old Men Policing Her Vagina :" http://mic.com/articles/141561/this-inside-amy-schumer-sketch-nails-what-s-wrong-with-women-s-health-in-america?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=style&utm_campaign=social#.LUCDC85MJ

* "Kit Harington Explains How He Revealed Jon Snow's Fate to Get Out of a Speeding Ticket:" http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2016/05/kit-harington-on-revealing-jon-snows.html

* "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

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