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* "Russia Targets NATO Soldier Smartphones, Western Officials Say:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/russia-targets-soldier-smartphones-western-officials-say-1507109402

* "Exclusive: Russian-linked Facebook ads targeted Michigan, Wisconsin:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/03/politics/russian-facebook-ads-michigan-wisconsin/index.html

* "Trump on Puerto Rico debt: 'We’re going to have to wipe that out:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/03/trump-puerto-rico-debt-geraldo-243430

* "Tillerson's fury at Trump required an intervention from VP Pence:" https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/tillerson-s-fury-trump-required-intervention-pence-n806451

* "Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. Were Close to Being Charged With Felony Fraud:" https://www.propublica.org/article/ivanka-donald-trump-jr-close-to-being-charged-felony-fraud

* "Jared Kushner fined again for late ethics form, Ivanka Trump fined too:" http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article176849096.html

* "Ex-Trump adviser Paul Manafort conspired to mislead bankruptcy court, son-in-law charges:" https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/10/04/ex-trump-adviser-paul-manafort-conspired-mislead-bankruptcy-court-son-in-law-charges/723689001/

* "Donald Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission Just Suffered a Court Defeat:" https://www.thedailybeast.com/donald-trumps-voter-fraud-commission-just-suffered-a-court-defeat

* "Trump EPA to propose repealing Obama's climate regulation: document:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-epa-carbon-exclusive/exclusive-epa-to-propose-repealing-obamas-climate-regulation-document-idUSKCN1C90BY

* "Continued rain, money woes add to crisis in Puerto Rico:"

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* "Gun slaughter used to move Congress to action, until NRA lobbing:"

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* "1,516 mass shootings in 1,735 days: America's gun crisis – in one chart:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2017/oct/02/america-mass-shootings-gun-violence

* "The Trump administration didn't notify immigrants about an abrupt deadline to renew DACA:" https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/4/16401014/daca-renewal-deadline-trump

* "2,000-year-old toys discovered inside children's tombs in Turkey's Çanakkale:" https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/09/28/2000-year-old-toys-discovered-inside-childrens-tombs-in-turkeys-canakkale

* "Roman-British settlement found at Wylfa Newydd:" http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/roman-british-settlement-found-wylfa-13691613

* "Metal detectorists unearth unique hoard of Roman artifacts:" https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/sep/27/metal-detectorists-unearth-unique-hoard-of-roman-artefacts

* "On This Day in Anti-Fascism: October 4th 1936: The Battle of Cable Street!:" http://lettersfromtitan.tumblr.com/post/166041810865/class-struggle-anarchism-dirtysquatter-on

* "Trump Blames Puerto Rico For Running Up His Budget:"

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* "If Now Isn't The Time To Talk About Guns, When Is?:"

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* Today was the Doctor and a bunch of small, exhausting things involving long lines. They did not have my apricot straws and I am entirely out of them too. My Doctor was booked solid for two weeks and then on vacation, so I was forced to see a back up, luckily one who used to cover me a while back during the great practitioner shortage. Given the size and complexity of my medical history, it is a mess dealing with strange Doctors. As is often the case when I make an appointment, my lungs and breathing improved in the night, but too late to cancel, and then got worse when I got home. *facepalm* Let us hope I'm finally kicking this thing. If not, I have my marker in and there is a reasonable chance of me being able to go through the nurse if I end up needing the antibiotics after all.

* The best David Bowie story: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/166068321902/my-friend-told-me-a-story-he-hadnt-told-anyone

* Sansa Stark and Empathy: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/166025325567/why-is-sansa-so-associated-with-empathy-in

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Clinton casts Putin as a 'manspreader':"

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* "Russia still honing fake social media tactics:"

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* "Christopher Hill - How to Address the North Korea Crisis - Extended Interview:"

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* "The time Mar-a-Lago got $17M for nonexistent hurricane damage:"

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* "New Russia contact revelations in Trump Jr Senate interview:"

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* "Top 5 Things to Know About President Trump’s Announcement to End DACA:" http://weareheretostay.org/resources/daca-update-five-things-you-should-know/

* "it’s not about that i know how to do laundry. it’s that when i was four i knew how to fold clothes; small hands working alongside my mother, while my older brother sat and played with his toys.:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/165049216285/inkskinned-its-not-about-that-i-know-how-to-do

* "Spelman Will Finally Admit Trans Women!:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/09/spelman-will-finally-admit-trans-women.html

* "Power to the People: Exploring Marsha P. Johnson's Queer Liberation:" https://www.out.com/out-exclusives/2017/8/24/power-people-exploring-marsha-p-johnsons-queer-liberation

* "In Big Test of Wind Farm Durability, Texas Facility Quickly Restarts After Harvey:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/texas-wind-farm-back-online-1504294083

* "Schoolgirl discovers ‘Excalibur’ sword in lake from Arthur legend:" https://inews.co.uk/distractions/offbeat/schoolgirl-discovers-excalibur-sword-lake-arthur-legend/

* "Trump Hands DACA Dreamers a Nightmare:"

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* "North Korea's Most-Trusted (And Only) News Network:"

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* "President Trump Ranks Drought Ahead of Hurricane Flooding:"

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* "Trump's First Disaster Response Was A Disaster:"

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* "Hey POTUS: Cutting DACA Won't MAGA:"

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* "‘ North Korea Is In The News' Is Never A Good Thing :"

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* "Stephen Watched Trump's Ivanka Comments So You Don't Have To (Vomit) :"

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* "What We Know About Hillary Clinton's New Memoir:"

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* "Delta Flight Faces Off Against Hurricane Irma:"

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* "Trump Strikes a Budget Deal with Democrats, F**ks His Own Party:"

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* "Thanks to Hurricane Harvey, the "Dealmaker President" Finally Makes a Deal:"

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* I got "selected" for a free year of Out, apparently. I'd rather have Mother Jones or the Advocate, as Out is very upscale white gay man, but the most recent issue actually had stuff I was interested in and hey, free stuff!

* "20 Years Later, Ally McBeal's Queer Legalese Doesn't Always Go Down Easy:" https://www.out.com/entertainment/2017/9/05/20-years-later-ally-mcbeals-queer-legalese-doesnt-always-go-down-easy

* "Why Is It So Hard For Queer Rappers to Find Commercial Success?:" https://www.out.com/out-exclusives/2017/9/06/why-it-so-hard-queer-rappers-find-commercial-success

* "The Iago Problem:" http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2016/12/14/iago-problem-choosing-evil-othello/

* "Preacher, Season 2, Episode 12: On Your Knees:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/09/preacher-season-2-episode-12-on-your.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* 45 is openly musing about a "military option" for Venezuela.

* "Beijing warns Pyongyang: You’re on your own if you go after the United States:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/china-warns-north-korea-youre-on-your-own-if-you-go-after-the-us/2017/08/11/a01a4396-7e68-11e7-9026-4a0a64977c92_story.html?utm_term=.2af156d539f6

"It would intervene if Washington strikes first."

* "Business is booming at the Trump hotel in Washington:"

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* "The conspiracy theory memo Trump loved:"

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* "Rare look at Trump bookkeeping: 'Extraordinary flim-flammery':"

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* "Manafort switching legal team as feds crank up heat on him:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/10/hold-manafort-switching-legal-team-as-feds-crank-up-heat-on-him-hold-241507

* "Freedom Caucus to try to force vote on Obamacare repeal:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/19/house-freedom-caucus-obamacare-repeal-vote-240728

This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/
Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* "Infamous “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli found guilty of securities fraud:" https://mic.com/articles/183363/infamous-pharma-bro-martin-shkreli-found-guilty-of-securities-fraud#.Bj2G1L3QH

* "Death of First Nations man handcuffed and stepped on by police was accidental, inquest says:" http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/romeo-wesley-verdict-1.4221069

* "Meet The Badass Peshmerga Women:"

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* "Weekend Update: Anthony Scaramucci FaceTimes the Show (Bill Hader):"

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* Yesterday the sky was actually mostly blue. (More blue inland, fading to gray over the bay, but much improved. There was a pall of matte grey smoke over eveything still, making the sky look painted and flat. It is better for breathing than it was, but still not great.

We went swimming anyway, and the temperature was perfect for that, the cool of the lake the perfect antidote for the muggy heat. All this was a lot of driving. I am slightly more hopeful it is belts and not breaks due to the subtleties of how it drives. My hope is to take it in Monday and talk them into checking their work. Tires and wipers are likely to be 80ish and absolutel need doing this month and i am slowly bleeding money. I'm rather scared to check, but i will have to before monday. I suspect I won't be servicing the medical debt this month which will put me further behind, but at least the lights are staying on.

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

* I keep dreaming of the ocean.

* Tyrion's Complicity: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/164055083842/why-hasnt-jon-asked-tyrion-about-the-red-weeding

* "White Men Writing About Slavery Is Weird: A Response to HBO's "Confederate":" https://www.thefandomentals.com/white-men-writing-about-slavery-is-weird-response-to-hbo-confederate/

* "Chaos Is A Catch-All:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/chaos-is-a-catch-all/

* "Preacher, Season 2, Episode 8: Holes:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/08/preacher-season-2-episode-8-holes.html

* "How different is show Davos from book Davos?:" http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/163868227892/how-diffrent-is-show-davos-from-book-davos

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* The Canadian election is important. This explains pretty well and has links: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/130331565962/un-canadien-errant-ellorgast

* "Ten thousand people declared fit to work under Tory benefit cuts have died:" http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ten-thousand-benefit-claimants-declared-6333859#ICID=sharebar_twitter

* There is a real chance that they will put McCarthy in as Speaker of the House and he makes George W. look like an eloquent super genius.

* The Republican War on Voting continues. "Racial pattern in Alabama DMV closings suggests dirty trick:"

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* And the War on Education. ":" http://www.rawstory.com/2015/09/south-dakota-no-longer-requires-kids-to-learn-about-the-constitution-native-americans-or-slavery/

* "This Insurance Agent Threatened to Rape Me, I Got Him Fired:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kat-blaque/this-insurance-agent-thre_b_8133114.html

* "Five Miami jail officers fired for bribing incarcerated teens to brutally assault each other:" http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/10/01/1426662/-5-Miami-officers-fired-after-being-caught-bribing-incarcerated-teens-to-brutally-assault-each-other?detail=tumblr#

* "Director Josh Fox on his latest film 'Gaswork':"

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* "C.C.C.P. Time - Russian Airstrikes in Syria:"

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* "Trump University: No Class:"

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* "Panel - Donald Trump's Tax Proposal:"

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* "L-Dub's Mindsplosion - Donald Trump's Tax Proposal:"

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* "Late-Term Distortions - Cecile Richards Before Congress:"

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* "The Wet Spot - Rush Limbaugh's Martian Water Theory:"

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* "Drunk History - Harriet Tubman Leads an Army of Bad Bitches :"

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* The bulk of the Gothmas prezzies came. I needed to take out the gargoyle fountain and Geoff Peterson to make space. The really big one is temporarily propped in front of the betta array for the photo.: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/130374353502/the-bulk-of-the-gothmas-prezzies-came-i-needed

* I'm down to the smaller bits and bobs on the Gothmas decorating: the small, anal retentive stuff. Today I dragged myself out to pick up the big Gothmas gift package from the PO downtown, hit the library on the way through, talked the honest mechanic into jiggling the wires to get the car windows closed in advance of what I expect to be rain for free, spent too much money on seasonal stuff like apple cider, and things I actually needed like garlic and jam, worked on decorations a bit, followed by correspondence. I have hopes of posting a Black Sails this weekend, but no promises.

Oh, and we had to bathe poor Hector again. The no longer grooms most of his body combined with the poor eye sight, arthritis clumsy, etc. means he needs spot cleaning after various hygiene mistakes. Bad enough we washed his tail, but we soaked and scrubbed his fore paws and lower legs (Wet beans!), and worst of all had to wash one whole side of his head and ruff. Worst. humans. Ever. And now I keep trying to comb him, which he also hates, but needs.

* I am really uncomfortable with what Z Nation is doing with Cassandra, racist trope wise. As of the first episode this season and continueing, I don't care if Murphy is the cure, I want him to die. Those bounty hunters that wanted to cripple his legs? They weren't wrong. Murphy's endless bullshit keeps killing people. If they must keep him, they pretty clearly ought to muzzle him and chain him to someone.

* On Show Tywin vs. Book Tywin Lannister: http://gotgifsandmusings.tumblr.com/post/129787854388/honestly-any-hope-for-the-show-died-with-tywin

* I don't think I've mentioned, but I've bailed out of Gotham. That show withered and died faster than original Heroes. I really did love what they were doing with Bruce Wayne, and I say that as someone bored to tears with batman generally. That scene with him and Gordon in the season two premiere? that was a child I could recognize and would have identified with at that age. Making the Penguin actually terrifying? I never expected that. I loved the focus on the Gotham PD and the mob stuff. I loved the Season one Riddler being done as a guy with Narcissistic personality disorder. So what was the deal breaker? It was when they switched Riddler from Narcassisticv Personality disorder to Dissociative Disorder. People with that have enough crap to deal with without yet another inaccurate negative stereotype in the media. they had so many interesting options if they'd stuck with what they were doing. Instead they threw out interesting for the most trite thing they could do. If they had to go there even though i wish they wouldn't, they should have used Harvey Dent and left Riddler the Riddler. so that's a deal breaker for me and I'm out.

* Two hours of Heroes Reborn Premiere was too many hours of Heroes reborn at once, but I'm sticking with it for now, despite them killing off two named Men of Colour right off the bat. Warily.

* I read Fair's Point and loved it. Point of Dreams is still my favorite in the series, but this is a close second. I love the world design and I love the characters.

* "Sunday Sweets Gets On The Map:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2015/9/27/sunday-sweets-gets-on-the-map.html

* "Peruvian girl does a Michael Jackson cover in a dying language, and the result is gorgeous:"

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* Ebay, One More time:

A Low Candle-Lit Room 2013 (LE, Yules): (Company says: Candle wax and waxen "skin," rotting leather and reeking damp wood, and the ashes of a yawning, cold fireplace.). 3/4 Full.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/301757378182?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

* 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 to donate money to instead of seeing the racist Stonewall Movie that decided to portray a black trans woman activist as a cis white man. 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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* It looks like we and Turkey are about to start a major push against IS in Northern Syria, No word from congress on when they plan to debate and vote on Syria policy, let alone use of force.

* "Disabled work program investigated for fraud:" http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2015/07/27/disabled-work-program-corruption-griffin-dnt-ac.cnn/video/playlists/top-news-videos/

* "There have been 204 mass shootings — and 204 days — in 2015 so far:" http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/07/24/there-have-been-204-mass-shootings-and-204-days-in-2015-so-far/

* "Bill Cosby: The explosive New York Magazine cover story:"

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* "Texas Fights Suit After Denying Birth Certificates To Children Of Illegal Immigrants:" http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/07/23/425568894/texas-fights-suit-after-denying-birth-certificates-to-children-of-illegal-immigr?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20150723

* "‘F*cking n*****s… they want it all': NY official slurs black leaders with N-word 8 times in a minute:" http://www.rawstory.com/2015/07/fcking-ns-they-want-it-all-ny-official-slurs-black-leaders-with-n-word-8-times-in-a-minute/

* "Native American Activist Found Dead In Jail Cell After Traffic Fine Arrest:" https://redpowermedia.wordpress.com/2015/07/26/native-american-activist-found-dead-in-jail-cell-after-traffic-fine-arrest/

* "Graffiti From Pompei:" http://www.homepagedaily.com/graffiti-from-pompei/

* "Satanic statue unveiled in Detroit:" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11764484/Satanic-statue-unveiled-in-Detroit.html

* "Each Of These 7 Houses Are For Sale...But They're Also Filled With Horrors:" http://www.viralnova.com/haunted-houses/

* The Onion gets it. "Do You Know Why I’m Pulling You Over, Being Wildly Aggressive, And Charging You With Assault Today, Sir? :" http://www.theonion.com/blogpost/do-you-know-why-im-pulling-you-over-being-wildly-a-50916

* Watch this instead of the movie. "MovieBob Reviews: PIXELS (2015) :"

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* I already voted in this election, literally hours after the ballot arrived. I wish there was some registry I could join to make the political robocalls stop.

* Ebays, less than 5 days, 4 no bids:

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

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

* Trying to stay afloat until August: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
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* 589 are confirmed dead and a couple thousand wounded in a catastrophic earthquake in Yunnan two weeks ago. Numbers keep rising as a lot of mountain villages were completely cut off, so the scale of damage is still being discovered. The disaster is being made worse by the rain and well meaning volunteers clogging roadways, making it hard for AID workers to reach some areas.* There are five new cases of ebola with one more dead in Nigeria. It sounds like all or most of the total of six newer infected there were in contact with the first patient who arrived by plane.

* There are five new cases of ebola with one more dead in Nigeria. It sounds like all or most of the total of six newer infected there were in contact with the first patient who arrived by plane.

* British Airways and Emirates Airlines are suspending flights to the effected West African countries, they serve, which is sensible.

* Seriously, all the panic over the two Doctors in isolation in Atlanta is unwarranted. The isolation unit there is pretty much ideal for this sort of treatment. The people providing care have plenty of disposable needles, gloves, etc.. The reason is it spreading the way it is in West Africa 1. There is a shortage of single use equipment and a lack of isolation facilities. 2. People are understandably scared to take sick relatives to the hospital (history of atrocities in recent wars, a 90% death rate means people who go to the hospital tend to not come back creating the false impression the doctors are killing people, and traditional healers spreading misinformation deliberately to drum up business). This pretty much guarantees that family members will catch it through contact with body fluids during nursing. In the US, if an infected person steps off the plane, odds are they will feel too crap to be spreading it widely, and if they have the sense to go to the hospital, you get at worse a small cluster and at best, one sick person. For the millionth time, it's not airborne! You need to directly handle the body fluids of a sick person to get it. It is not spreadable before symptoms appear, so unlike, say, small pox, you can't feel healthy and be spreading it far and wide.

* Which is how my school did it, BTW. "Sex Ed Classes Should Start As Early As Age 10, Researchers Recommend:" http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/08/05/3467593/sex-ed-classes-earlier/

* Seriously? No, really, Seriously? From the files of Republicans out of touch with the "reality based community" comes this "War on Whites" bullshit. "Rep claims 'war on whites' being waged:"

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* "Abortion rights activists see significant victory in court ruling:"

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* Congressional Republicans want to remind you that it is necessary to spend millions more of the tax payer money on a ninth Congressional study on Benghazi on the grounds that the eight previous witch hunts turned up no evidence of wrong doing despite their best efforts. Remember, redundant witch hunts are a way better use of 3.3 million dollars than rebuilding broken bridges, fixing highways, hiring teachers, feeding people, etc.. After all Benghazi witch hunts are good partisan politics while those other things are good for the country and we should never ever do what's good for the country when we can throw money away on trying to find evidence that isn't there to validate bizarre right wing conspiracy theories.

* "Conservative group accused of US troop aid scam:"

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* Why I love Elizabeth Warren: Cut for length: )

* TW. "6 Shocking Realities of the Secret 'Troubled Teen Industry':" http://www.cracked.com/article_20843_6-shocking-realities-secret-troubled-teen-industry.html

* "Rats Infesting Hospital Entered Corpses Through Vagina And Anus: Ex-Worker:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/rats-morgue-vagina-anus_n_5621085.html

* "The Kids in the Haul:"

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* "Pox and the City:"

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* "Open-Carry Trailblazers:"

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gwydion: (No Angel)
* "President Obama's Remarks At Mandela Memorial:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2013/12/president-obamas-remarks-at-mandela.html

* Thanks to filibuster reform they have started filling vacancies that Republicans had been blanket blocking on the ideological grounds that they reject the constitutional power of the president to appoint judges, believing instead that the founding Fathers only meant that power to be used by Republican presidents, not ones of other parties.

* A drunk driver, with a history of similar offenses, who killed four significantly more valuable human beings will do no jail time on the grounds that he was not responsible for his actions on account of being rich. After all, rich people never have to be responsible for their actions, so why should he have to take responsible for the deaths he caused? I have no words.

The rich can literally kill us and do no jail time.

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* "Blistering exposé prompts Johns Hopkins to suspend black-lung screenings:" http://grist.org/business-technology/blistering-expose-prompts-hopkins-to-suspend-black-lung-screenings/

"Johns Hopkins University has long been paid by coal companies to screen former miners for black lung disease."

* Right wing rejects Mandela’s hero status:

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* "Warren Ellis, congratulations. Your racist rhetoric about Nelson Mandela and Africa still manages to be trump any sick garbage Santorum, Cheney, Limbaugh have spewed." "African Heads of State All Go Nuts:" http://arsmarginal.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/african-heads-of-state-all-go-nuts/

And to have Storm cosign this filth? Disgusting!

* "The NSA Has Been Spying On World Of Warcraft:" http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/the-nsa-has-been-spying-on-world-of-warcraft

* "The Punishment Cure:" http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/09/opinion/krugman-the-punishment-cure.html?hp&rref=opinion&_r=1&

"Now, the G.O.P.’s desire to punish the unemployed doesn’t arise solely from bad economics; it’s part of a general pattern of afflicting the afflicted while comforting the comfortable (no to food stamps, yes to farm subsidies)."

* This: http://s3.amazonaws.com/dk-production/images/60508/lightbox/TMW2013-12-11color.png?1386361128

* "At least 194 children have been shot to death since Newtown. Average age: 6.:" http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/12/children-killed-guns-newtown-anniversary

* Bring tissues. "The Forgotten Souls of London’s Women of the Night:" http://www.messynessychic.com/2013/12/10/the-forgotten-souls-of-londons-women-of-the-night/

* "Rare orchid rediscovered in Azores:" http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/25259754

* ""She Said 'This Is a Gun.' I Said No, It's a Prop for My Monkey.":" http://www.loweringthebar.net/2013/12/she-said-this-is-a-gun-i-said-no-its-a-prop-for-my-monkey.html

* "HISD Considering Policy Banning Offensive School Mascot Names:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2013/12/hisd-considering-policy-banning.html

* "What The Hell You Mean Trans Women Are 'Less Valuable'?:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2013/12/what-hell-you-mean-trans-women-are-less.html

* "`Its (sic) not bigorty (sic), its (sic) biology`:" http://americablog.com/2013/12/bigorty-biology-sic.html

* "Oregon Campaign For Gay Marriage Hits Signature Goal:" http://www.ontopmag.com/article.aspx?id=17181&MediaType=1&Category=26

* "American Horrible Story - Gerrymandering:"

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* "Tuesdays with Mourning:"

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* Sleep cycle? What sleep cycle? I've just started the second course of anti-biotics since I'm not over the infection. The nebulizer pastes me together three times a day. You do not want to know what I keep coughing up.

* Did I mention that il-volpe sent me the best Christmas Card ever? il-volpe for the win!

* I just realized that I've been picturing Tamika Flynn, Summer Reading Freedom Fighter from Night Vale, as looking like Rue from the first Hunger Games Film. That seems fitting.
gwydion: (Jack)
* There has been modest progress on fighting the Colorado fires. They went from less than 1% containment to about 30% today mostly thanks to the weather breaking. *fingers crossed for continued progress tomorrow and that there be no more loss of life*

* "Black Forest burning -- Update IV -- Sanity Crumbles:" http://il-volpe.livejournal.com/37129.html?view=57865&style=mine#t57865

* Art Pope buys horrible policies in North Carolina as he feels the government isn't nearly corrupt enough:

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* SCOTUS is likely to rule on DOMA nd Measure 8. Meanwhile, Rick Perry promises to save you from the Gays and the Imaginary War on Christmas, Marco Rubio talks about how important it is to deny gay people their civil rights, and Ron Portman insists on your right to discriminate against his son.:

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* "Antarctic ice melting from below, finds study:" http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/0613/Antarctic-ice-melting-from-below-finds-study

* "Why Rational People Buy Into Conspiracy Theories:" http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/26/magazine/why-rational-people-buy-into-conspiracy-theories.html?_r=1&

* "Anniversary Of The 1959 Bermuda Theatre Boycott:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2013/06/anniversary-of-1959-bermuda-theatre.html

* TW: Rape. "GOP congressman Trent Franks: It's hard to get pregnant from rape:" http://americablog.com/2013/06/trent-franks-rape-pregnant-congressman-video.html

* Greenwick found, "America's Worst Charities:" http://www.tampabay.com/americas-worst-charities/

* Signal boost: Help a lady escape an abusive husband: http://www.gofundme.com/38ujs8?utm_campaign=Emails&utm_source=sendgrid.com&utm_medium=email

* Today I was meant to go for blood work, but I was so tired. Instead I read for a while then Mache and I watched the rest of the hot mess that is Dead Snow. Then we went out to do a little gardening. (For her this consisted of some light grazing.)

* I had a dream I thought might amuse y'all.

I dreamed I was in some weird alternate version of Sherlock in which they were going to dress like Pirates. We were backstage getting dressed. I was playing Sherlock and as I pulled on the floppy topped black leather thigh high boots, I asked what inspired them. The costumer said, "Sherlock believes the boots are frivolous and unnecessary, but he is strangely attracted to them. You know, like John."

* "‘Game Of Thrones’ Characters As Named By A Dad Quizzed Right After Watching The Season Finale:" http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2013/06/game-of-thrones-characters-dad-names/#ixzz2WHApN7Zk

My favorite of these is the title for Arya's assassin.

* "Missing:" http://awkwardfamilyphotos.com/pets/2013/06/14/missing/

* The Clutch:
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