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* Sex Worker's Rights, Canada: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165752713382/allthecanadianpolitics-soft-butch-ahsoka

* "America’s secret role in the Rwandan genocide :" https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/sep/12/americas-secret-role-in-the-rwandan-genocide

* "Images show changing modes of transport in Chongjin:" http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailynk.com%2Fenglish%2Fread.php%3Fnum%3D14731%26cataId%3Dnk01500&t=MmM3MDE3NjdiZWUwNDM5OTE1ZjQ0MjljZmZkNjI2MTQ2NDhkZmM2MCwxSnNpY3BwRQ%3D%3D&b=t%3AGDjg2t7tT-TKY-uexqIT2g&p=http%3A%2F%2Fgwydionmisha.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F165744214272%2Fimages-show-changing-modes-of-transport-in&m=1

* "Pentagon: U.S. flew bombers near North Korea to show 'resolve':" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/23/north-korea-air-force-bombers-243056

* "A look at possible US military options on North Korea:" http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?num=14734&cataId=nk03600

* Russian Hackers targeted 21 states, looks like.

* "Maxine Waters calls Trump ‘most deplorable’:"

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* I support the protesters. The 1st Amendment does not allow the Government to censor political speech, which is clearly what the Executive branch is trying to do. Shame on any white players not supporting their teammates. "President’s criticisms spark more protests at NFL games:" https://apnews.com/5beb440ee1c24a738e48a1030de901b7/President

* "White House stonewalls Capitol Hill over records in Russia probe:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/25/politics/white-house-congress-russia-investigation/index.html

* It amazes me that other people don't routinely refer to them as the Cabinet of Deplorables.

* "Tom Price to halt taxpayer-funded travel on private jets:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/23/tom-price-private-jet-travel-review-hhs-243057

* And yet somehow, the Trump mobs are still screaming "Lock her up" over Hillary, while ignoring Jared and Ivanka. "Kushner used private email to conduct White House business:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/24/jared-kushner-private-email-white-house-243071
"Ivanka Trump Used a Personal Email Account for Government Work: Exclusive:" http://www.newsweek.com/ivanka-trump-personal-email-account-white-house-670700

* "Steve Bannon Sought To Infiltrate Facebook Hiring:" A look at possible US military options on North Korea

* "ACLU launches voting rights project for Trump era:"

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* I love when she calls them out on lies about objective reality. "Obamacare repeal: Graham-Cassidy bill vote looms:"

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* We have the votes to block Graham-Cassidy, assuming Paul doesn't flip. Thank you, everyone who protested.

* Meanwhile, the war on Health care for ordinary people continues. "Obamacare signup site to be shut down for 12 hours nearly every Sunday of open enrollment:" http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/obamacare-signup-site-shut-12-hours-nearly-every-sunday-open-enrollment/

* TW: Sexual Assault "Rape Choreography Makes Films Safer, But Still Takes a Toll on Cast and Crew:" http://www.laweekly.com/film/how-actors-and-filmmakers-cope-with-enacting-rape-on-screen-8415330

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

* "Fairy stack creators 'historic vandals':" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-41245644

* "An officer and a gentlewoman from the Viking army in Birka:" https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170908205507.htm

* "Norwegian reindeer hunters find 1,100 year-old Viking sword:" https://www.thelocal.no/20170915/norwegian-reindeer-hunters-find-1100-year-old-viking-sword

* Today was forage, library, and spending down the little bit of credit I had left on small bills and meds. I came home to find Gothmas/Birthday prezzies had arrived: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/gwydionmisha/6

* It's September and the fucking Christmas ads have started! *shakes fist!*

* I was watching Moscow on the Hudson, which I had not seen since 1984. It feels really important today: all the things America used to represent, all the immigrant characters and characters of colour, the fundamental kindness and empathy at it's center. We need more of that today in media, I think.

* "Listen I know clowns have become trendy lately but please, please remember to acquire your clowns from reputable breeders!:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165721231197/sixappleseeds-listen-i-know-clowns-have-become

* On Stannis Baratheon: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165744882467/turtle-paced-wow-did-i-get-some-asks-telling-me

* Aegon Theory: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/165715255837/hi-i-read-somewhere-that-aegon-is-not-really-a

* Lady Dustin and the Boltons: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/165691774247/rereading-adwd-i-still-do-not-understand-if-the

* "Sunday Sweets: Stained Glass:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/9/24/sunday-sweets-stained-glass.html

* Want to donate to my property taxes? (170$ Needed to protect my housing for the next six months). Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* We need money for taxes so ebay time again. These won't sell fast enough to solve this month, but can help with the mess this month leaves behind. Twoish days left: https://www.ebay.com/sch/lethran/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

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* Next Monday, 7Pm
Next Wednesday, 5:30pm
September 27 2017, 12pm
October 2 2017, 10am
October 9 2017, 10am
October 16, 2017, 5pm
October 19 2017, 10am
October 31 2017, 10am
Next Monday, 11:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* How to help the protesters and ordinary people in Venezuela: https://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/163738805241/softestjohn-fiftyeightminutes-softestjohn

* As it has since last November, the news continues to feel like a how the world ended montage at the start of a post apocalyptic horror movie.

* "North Korea now making missile-ready nuclear weapons, U.S. analysts say:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/north-korea-now-making-missile-ready-nuclear-weapons-us-analysts-say/2017/08/08/e14b882a-7b6b-11e7-9d08-b79f191668ed_story.html?utm_term=.fb9ddeb48b23

* "Trump Threatens ‘Fire and Fury’ Against North Korea if It Endangers U.S.:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/08/world/asia/north-korea-un-sanctions-nuclear-missile-united-nations.html

* "North Korea says seriously considering plan to strike Guam:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa-idUSKBN1AO2L9

* Because of course he did. "Trump retweets Fox News story containing classified info:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/08/politics/trump-retweet-fox-news-north-korea-story-haley/index.html

* Meanwhile, Machiavelli weeps in his grave. "Trump White House weighs unprecedented plan to privatize much of the war in Afghanistan:" https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/08/08/war-afghanistan-trump-white-house-weighs-bold-plan-privatize/548004001/

* "'Crypto-currency' may help Russian oligarchs beat sanctions:"

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* "Trump bellicosity is frightening new variable in N Korea standoff:"

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* "Trump presidency-for-profit violates founding American principles:"

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* "Trump profits from hotel as GOP social center:"

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* "Trump exploits loophole to hire foreign workers at Mar-a-Lago:"

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* "Feeling legal heat, Trump resorts to bullying:"

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* "Trump gets a folder full of positive news about himself twice a day:" https://news.vice.com/story/trump-folder-positive-news-white-house

* "Pro-Trump corp targets local news stations as propaganda outlets:"

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* "Nunes aide behind secretive UK trip to find Trump dossier author:"

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* "GOP members of Congress get angry earful on health care at home:"

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* "Remember Roy Moore of Alabama? He may soon be a senator:"

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* It is looking like Devin Nunes is once again interfering in the Trump-Russia investigation, from which he is supposed to be recused because of previous unethical conduct intended to damage the investigation, this time secretly dispatching staffers at taxpayer's expense to London in hopes that if they harass Christopher Steele he'll not aid the investigation.

* As a trans person, bodily autonomy is a redline for me and it's how Bernie lost me. "Of Course Abortion Should Be a Litmus Test for Democrats:" https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/08/02/opinion/trump-democrats-abortion-litmus-test.html

* Jeff Sessions continues the Republican War on Voting by insisting it’s completely reasonable for people to lose the right to vote if they only vote in Presidential election years instead of every election. Since poor people have a harder time getting off work to vote, they are going to be disproportionately harmed by a law that purges people if they haven’t voted in the last two years, which is the goal of the legislation, of course. "Justice Dept. sides with Ohio’s purge of inactive voters in case headed to Supreme Court:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/justice-department-reverses-position-to-allow-ohio-to-purge-inactive-voters-from-rolls/2017/08/08/e93c5116-7c35-11e7-9d08-b79f191668ed_story.html?utm_term=.8cdec58d5586

* A police officer in Grand Praire Texas hunted, assaulted, and permanently disfigured Rashuan Barnes even though the man was not suspected of any crime and unarmed. The police point out that there is no law against unprovoked assaults against black men by police and therefore the officer acted correctly in both maiming the man for no reason and failing to file a report, as were the other officers who refused to investigate the savage assault.

* "Dallas Mother Wants Cop Fired Who Arrested Her Sons:" https://blackamericaweb.com/2017/07/14/dallas-mother-wants-cop-fired-who-arrested-her-sons/

* "The Unstoppable Rise of Intersex Supermodel Hanne Gaby Odiele:" https://www.out.com/out-exclusives/2017/7/24/unstoppable-rise-intersex-supermodel-hanne-gaby-odiele

* "Leah Remini Argues That Scientology Isn't A Religion:"

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* "US federal department is censoring use of term 'climate change', emails reveal:" https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/07/usda-climate-change-language-censorship-emails

* "Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/07/climate/climate-change-drastic-warming-trump.html

* This is genuinely fascinating. I've never seen all the little underpinings. Little hooks! bands to hold things in place! "The Bowes Museum The Art of Dressing:" http://hoop-skirts-and-corsets.tumblr.com/post/163921970162/the-bowes-museum-the-art-of-dressing-we-filmed

* "Border Patrol: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:"

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* "A Boy Scouts Ghost Story: The Pumpkin Man Phone-eth:"

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* "Trump Begins His 17-Day Summer Vacation:"

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* "‘Real News Tonight’ Adds Lara Trump As Correspondent:"

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* "Trump's 'Working' Vacation (He's Working On His Golf Swing):"

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* "Mike Pence Looks Thirsty For The Presidency In 2020:"

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* "Eric Bolling is Fox News' Disgraced Employee Of The Month:"

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* "The Late Show's 'WTF Is Up With Millennials?':"

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* "The Strain, Season 4, Episode 4: New Horizons:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/08/the-strain-season-4-episode-4-new.html

* Snerk. "Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 4:" http://imgur.com/a/TWGgF#Xf890uh

* "Exposition Paintings, Bad Hugs, and Missed Opportunity Dominates Thrones:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/exposition-paintings-bad-hugs-missed-opportunity-dominates-thrones/

* Relateable "How’s It Going:" http://dorktowerfeed.livejournal.com/464080.html

* Death by Silver is delightful! It's very, very me. I would like to thank whichever of you recommended it. For those of you who did not know of this book, it is about two Victorian gentlemen who prefer gentlemen solving a murder in a Victorian London in which metaphysics (Hermetic magic) is a thing. The world building is A++. Patent from a kit magic that completely botches enchantments. Terrible boarding school hazing. A sort of Perter Whimsey/Sherlock Holmes atmosphere with plenty of Waugh tossed in. I am charmed.

* TOS Rewatch, Season 2:

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* TNG Rewatch, Season 6:

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* Next Monday, 9am
September 4 2017, 10am
Next Friday, 7pm

+news +log @recycle Enter Seal Lord Sail water l/out

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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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* "Pentagon: US shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time:" https://apnews.com/a770b34790584b62b46aa37eec843059/US-shoots-down-Syrian-Air-Force-fighter

* "Trump: 'I think we did a good job' on the Panama Canal:"

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* "Career criminal, mob ties, Trump associate:"

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* "RICO lawsuit exposes Trump Russia ties on another front:"

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* "White House plans to push House GOP for friendlier Russia sanctions deal:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/17/trump-white-house-russia-sanctions-deal-239636

* "FBI Director nominee removed reference to case involving Russian government from law firm bio:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/20/politics/kfile-fbi-nominee-law-firm-bio/index.html

* "Trump's FBI Pick Billed Taxpayers $2 Million As Christie's Bridgegate Lawyer:" https://www.wnyc.org/story/trumps-fbi-pick-bills-taxpayers-21-million-including-airfare-christies-bridgegate-lawyer/

* "Flynn didn’t disclose role in Saudi deal with Russians, congressional letter says:" http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article157014574.html

* "U.S. investigators in Russia probe look at role of Flynn partner:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-kian-idUSKBN19B0ZL

* "Mueller team lawyer brings witness-flipping expertise to Trump probes:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-lawyers-idUSKBN19A1CM

* "Six People Have Resigned From Trump's HIV/AIDS Advisory Council Because He "Doesn't Care":" https://www.buzzfeed.com/davidmack/trump-hiv-aids-pacha-resignations?utm_term=.am4olYNRD#.drPrP6o13

* "Pompeo still briefed Flynn on secrets as CIA knew concerns: NYT:"

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* "Computer-Security Firm Says Voter Data Set Left Unprotected Online:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/computer-security-firm-says-voter-data-set-left-unprotected-online-1497877200

* "Supreme Court takes partisan gerrymandering case:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/19/politics/supreme-court-partisan-gerrymandering/index.html

* "McConnell wants to force health care vote by July 4th:" https://www.axios.com/mcconnell-schedule-health-care-vote-2444017826.html

* "Gianforte calls for civil politics after assaulting reporter:" https://www.apnews.com/ae22cf2b02094a5fa283053d30267f2c

* The Republicans won in South Carolina and Georgia.

* "Body found in Virginia pond believed to be missing Muslim teen:" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/man-charged-murder-muslim-teen-who-disappeared-way-mosque-n773986

* "Judge Dismisses Kendrick Johnson Wrongful Death Suit, Cites Negligence on Part of Teen's Parents:" http://atlantablackstar.com/2017/06/16/judge-dismisses-kendrick-johnson-wrongful-death-suit-cites-negligence-part-teens-parents/?utm_content=bufferda3e7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

* "Killing Black People Is As American As Apple Pie:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/06/killing-black-people-is-as-american-as.html

* "My grandfather is a residential school survivor.:" http://trulysophisticat.tumblr.com/post/162030622407/jadedfalling-unfriendlyindigenoushottie-my

* "Juneteenth 2017- Moni's Message To My Texas Black Trans Family:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/06/juneteenth-2017-monis-message-to-my.html

* It's even worse than initially thought. "Update: An Interview with the Transgender Patron Denied Access to the "Family" Bathroom at Seattle Public Library:" http://www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/06/09/25204540/transgender-patron-denied-access-to-family-bathroom-at-seattle-public-library

* Abortion Saved Her Life: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/162029847291

* My first two carnations ever, carnations being my second favorite flower.: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/162062396687/my-first-two-carnations-ever-carnations-being-my

* "Half-Off Ragnarok (InCryptid #3) by Seanan McGuire:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/06/half-off-ragnarok-incryptid-3-by-seanan.html

* "Fear The Walking Dead, Season Three, Episode Three: TEOTWAWKI:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/06/fear-walking-dead-season-three-episode.html

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

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

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

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

* "So, what can people do?*:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/161640495373/so-what-can-people-do

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

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

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

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

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "North Korean authorities curtail public trials and executions:" http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?num=14508&cataId=nk01500

* "Aboriginal women slam ‘degrading’ treatment by property developer over sacred cave:" http://www.news.com.au/finance/real-estate/selling/aboriginal-women-slam-degrading-treatment-by-property-developer-over-sacred-cave/news-story/9e5bff3a76116c2c0618a5dd92a0f696

* "Hypocrisy of Trump’s Liberty University speech:"

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* "Will Trump's lies cost lives? Can we break his spell? Killer cognitive bias.:"

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* "The Healthcare Bill Exposes Trump's Chilling Authoritarian Agenda:" http://www.marieclaire.com/politics/features/a27056/healthcare-bill-trump-authoritarian-regime/

* "In Donald Trump's America, the crackdown on protesters is the real free speech issue:" http://www.newstatesman.com/world/north-america/2017/05/donald-trumps-america-crackdown-protesters-real-free-speech-issue

* "It's payback time. And across the country, constituents are giving it to the 217 Republicans who voted TrumpCare.
These are their stories.:" https://www.paybackproject.org/

* "“There’s way worse videos”: Today’s students on Rodney King :" https://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2017/05/08/theres-way-worse-videos-todays-students-on-the-la-riots-and-rodney-king/

* "Chechen Authorities Tell Families: Kill Your Gay Sons or We Will:" http://www.advocate.com/world/2017/5/03/chechen-authorities-tell-families-kill-your-gay-sons-or-we-will

* "Allow Me, a Simple English Major, to Decode FBI Director Comey’s Goodbye Letter:" https://www.themarysue.com/comey-goodbye-letter/

* "Sean Spicer Returns - SNL :"

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* Tavy successfully borked the computer before bedtime Sunday, and I had to go to bed early with my whole routine disrupted. Squirrel sorted it when he got home, luckily. The Tiny Terror is talented with his feet.

* "Sign of the Times: City Ballet’s Ashly Isaacs Laces Up Her Sneakers:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/10/arts/dance/new-york-city-ballet-ashly-isaacs-laces-sneakers-for-the-times-are-racing.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=0

* A twitter horror story: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160648813307/malfvoys-this-is-the-best-twitter-story-ive

* Further ideas for the very Queer Cyrano vs. D'Artagnon show I wish STARZ would make: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160644330897/gwydionmisha-real-life-cyrano-and-real-life#notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* I am confused as to why the Media is celebrating a failed attack on an airbase in Syria as if it were a victory. They were flying war planes out of it the same night, so why are they lying that the base is "destroyed."

* "Barber: Trump Syria strikes ‘antithesis of presidential’:"

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* "Trump to save Syrian babies, cut Meals on Wheels?:"

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* "Increased security for DeVos costing Ed Dept. nearly $8M for 8 months:" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/stepped-security-devos-costing-education-dept-nearly-8m-8-months-n744101

* "Man sends over 2,000 potatoes to Wisconsin politician who refuses to hold a town hall:" https://mic.com/articles/173537/man-sends-over-2-000-potatoes-to-wisconsin-politician-who-refuses-to-hold-a-town-hall?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.PNDEjcZSF

* A Federal Judge has upheld the Consent Decree with the City of Baltimore, requiring Jeff Sessions to follow the law despite his biases and refusal to even look at the evidence. The fight is not over, but let us all hope and keep fighting.

* They are making moves in advance of another attempt to repeal the ACA. Please don't take the pressure off.

* "How to #StayOutraged Without Losing Your Mind: Self-Care Lessons for the Resistance:" https://thecoffeelicious.com/how-to-stayoutraged-without-losing-your-mind-fc0c41aa68f3

* Idea: Modern War of the Roses AU about the current Republicans with Jared Kushner as Warwick.

* Wonder Woman: I am trying to decide if the sexism in this show is depiction or endorsement.

* I'd watch it: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/159364666980/inspectormuffinthetimemuffin

* National Poetry Month:

* I don't normally post dragon cave here, but I just had five eggs 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!

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* There has been horrific, persistent, large scale, deadly flooding in Peru with displacement on a scale I honestly can't wrap my head around. Want to help? https://www.ammado.com/community/193613

* "London attack: Five dead in Westminster terror attack:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39359158

* "Dmitry Orlov: Social Collapse Best Practices:" http://longnow.org/seminars/02009/feb/13/social-collapse-best-practices/

* We appear to have bombed a refugee school in Raqqa.

* "Russian paid Manafort millions to help Putin influence US:"

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* "Trump case a lesson in intelligence gathering:"

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* "Nunes muddies Trump probe with abrupt claim of new evidence:"

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* All nominations still under discussion need to be haulted. People who have clearly committed felonies (Flynn and Manafort) need to be arrested right away, and there needs to be a full proper independent inquiry to see who else needs arresting. This isn't some piddly blow job situation; this is a safety and security of the Nation and the World situation.

* "Rep Schiff: Trump Russia case now 'more than circumstantial':"

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* "Russian info-war tactics in US election continue:"

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* "No, it Really is that Bad:" http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2017/02/no-is-really-is-that-bad

* "SCOTUS integrity damaged by GOP stolen seat:"

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* "Franken questions Trump & Gorsuch’s judgment:"

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* "Former GOP chairman charged with voter fraud:"

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* "Dahlia Lithwick - The Politicization of Neil Gorsuch's SCOTUS Confirmation - Extended Interview:"

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* "Sanders: AHCA is tax plan to help the wealthy:"

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* "The Barbarians Inside the Gates: Can the Center Hold?:" https://medium.com/bioneers/the-barbarians-inside-the-gates-can-the-center-hold-25ea6408bd5e#.i3b13f53n

* "Why Is A Hate Group Meddling In An Illinois School Board Race?:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/why-is-hate-group-meddling-in-illinois.html

* This has got to be the Alaska equivalent of Florida Man. "Snake found on a plane. Yes, really... snake on a plane:" http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39349326/snake-found-on-a-plane-yes-really-snake-on-a-plane

* "Africa's Sean Spicer & Not Coming to America:"

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* "So Much News, So Little Time:"

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* "Jordan Klepper Fingers the Pulse - Why Is President Trump Campaigning Again?:"

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* "Dalai Lama: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:"

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* "Trump's Hard Power Budget :"

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* "Steve Bannon's Bathtub Musings:"

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* "The WERD: Screw Unto Others:"

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* "Dr. Sebastian L. v. Gorka, Trump Whisperer:"

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* "Great Moments In Women's History:"

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* "Jeff Sessions Tackles Weed And The White House's (Unrelated) Paranoia:"

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* "Josh Lucas Had A Machine Gun Pointed At Him:"

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* "Ryan Reynolds & Jake Gyllenhaal Answer the Web's Most Searched Questions:"

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* "Ryan Reynolds: Big Questions With Even Bigger Stars :"

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* NWS Obviously. Wait past the credits. "Deadpool Musical - Beauty and the Beast "Gaston" Parody :"

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* I spent so many years trying to fight Doctors who were trying to gaslight me into agreeing that I wasn't sick, including that time I spent half a decade trying to convince someone to do something about Heberton, the tumor colony that was literally killing me, that even after years of dealing with a practice where the Doctor's are willing to actually treat me, it is always a huge relief that they do instead of making me waste huge amounts of energy I haven't got fighting for treatment. Decades of training has made me used to being told I am imaging whatever happens to be actively trying to kill me, which of course plays in "fun" ways with my childhood abuse. I really have no words for how I feel every time a Doctor just tries to fix what wrong instead of trying to retraumatize me out of laziness and/or prejudice.

The lab results weren't back yet, but the x-ray was definitive. This is the first pneumonia I've had in the half decade or so since I was vaccinated against it. I used to get it most years, so the vaccine was so worth it. I started antibiotic number three this morning, one of the alarmingly strong ones. At least it's only once a day, and I'm off my arthritis meds for the duration as I don't like making holes in my stomache. My body pulled one of it's little chronic illness rebellions this evening, though it is hard to tell if it's the pneumonia or the antibiotic or both or neither. They made need to change antibiotic depending on what strain it tuns out to be, but odds are I won't. This has been a bad one, acute more than half the time between the beginning of February and now. In it's own way it's been worse than the six months of lung MRSA.

In other news, Squirrel is recovering well from the influenza and Tavy has been trying terribly hard to be good, poor wee beastie.

* I feel like people get intimidated by "elite" culture. People with a lot of time and money to devote to things like studying Shakespeare or classical music or high end art have a very human interest in making these things into something only the very wealthy and highly educated have a right to enjoy because they are the ones who can tease out the nuance. The thing is though that music, art, dance, theater have mostly been available to everybody to some degree. Shakespeare was for the Groundlings as well as the toffs. Church music had to reach the peasant and the rag picker as well as the Queen, King, and the Princes of the church. Art had patrons and sure, the stuff in palaces were for the very rich, but the same painters put the art on public columns and in churches too where everyone saw it. Music and dance have always belonged to everyone even if certain types were more common in one setting or another. even opera had cheap seats when it was new. The barrier between the art of the rich and the art of the poor is a very modern thing, even though we all grew up thinking there was this line between popular and high art. It is bull shit. If you like something and enjoy it, there is nothing wrong with that. your tastes may change with age and exposure and/or study, but never let any one tell you that something that gives you pleasure isn't good enough, and a hundred times that never let anyone tell you you aren't good enough to understand and enjoy something. If it makes you feel something, than that bit of music/art/theater/dance/poetry/whatever worked on some level. That needs to be enough.

It is also absolutely valid NOT to like something, even when everyone seems to be telling you you should. Everyone has a right to their own taste and don’t like anyone tell you different.

* I despise everything about the commercial where the girl mocks her mother on line for #having a cold because #every one gets them so #shut up.

* "The Walking Dead Gives Us a Tasty, Satisfying Filler Ep:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/the-walking-dead-7x14/

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* "Sketchy Trump deal eyed for potential corruption, ties to Iran:"

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* "SEAL's father asks, Did Trump's travel ban jeopardize Yemen raid?:"

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* "Is the new travel ban still unconstitutional?:"

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* "MT mail-in ballot opposed for fear of Democratic turnout:"

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* "House Republicans finally release their health care bill:"

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* "Trump's Unfounded Accusations of Wiretapping:"

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* "Breaking Down GOP Hypocrisy:"

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* "Russian Revelations Continue To Leak Out, Implicating Trump's Inner Circle:"

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* "Cartoon Donald Trump Is Visited By Ghosts Of Presidents Past:"

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* "Anderson Cooper And Kellyanne Conway Are 'Rethinking' Their Relationship:"

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* Remember how I mentioned the sinus infection migrating into my lungs? It's ramping up on my. I was meant to go out and accomplish things Monday, but my body vetoed it. I think things are far enough along I should call and try to talk them into a Doctor's appointment for a third round of antibiotics.

* Marvel making holocaust survivor Magneto into a NAZI is an obscenity. http://barbucomedie.tumblr.com/post/158098000265/rush-keating-singleworkingdadneto-whoops

* Black Sails XXXIV: Everything Burns

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* "First Transgender Boarding School Opens In India:" http://www.newnownext.com/india-transgender-school/12/2016/?utm=share_twitter

* "Trump, Putin & journalists under attack:"

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* Refuting the lies about repeal. "Unpacking GOP promises on Obamacare repeal:"

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* 45 fantasized on twitter that President Obama personally had him wiretapped during the election even though the President doesn't have the power to do that. We know 45 always accuses others of doing whatever horrible thing he himself is doing or planning to do, so I am now wondering who he is trying to get wire tapped, presumable through Comey or Sessions. There is also the question of why so paranoid? What illegal, damning thing was he doing just before the election that has him so worried that he's inventing this story about Obama in the middle of the night?

Look, I am 100% against warrantless wiretapping, but I also know I've never done anything illegal on a phone and anyone tapping me would get me repeatedly telling phone beggars I'm on a fixed income don't call again, a bunch of pharmacy voicemails about boring prescription renewals, and a scattering of doctor appointment calls and people telling me they are running late or no coming. If they are tapping me, they are bored the fuck to tears. I don't lie awake at night terrorized over it, nor do I run around accusing innocent people of targeting me personally based on things I dreamed or made up.

* "Trump transition team canceled plan for ethics training for staff: report:" http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/321946-trump-transition-team-canceled-plan-for-ethics-training-for-his-staff

* "One on one with Rep. Maxine Waters:"

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* "Selma anniversary marks new voting rights fight:"

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* He got nasty with children because they were more intelligent than him and better informed about the repercussions of education policy than he was. "Dallas senator gets salty with Richardson students during a school choice talk:" http://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas-legislature/2017/02/27/sen-don-huffines-gets-salty-richardsonstudents-discussion-school-choice

* "GOP Rep Says Holding Town Halls Is Like Being Yelled At In A Ritual By 'Orientals':" http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/mike-bost-town-halls-are-like-being-yelled-at-by-orientals?utm_content=bufferff515&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

* "The Many-Headed Hydra Of Republican Hypocrisy:" http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2017/02/23/the-many-headed-hydra-of-republican-hypocrisy/

* "Defense Against the Dark Arts: Networked Propaganda and Counter-Propaganda:" https://medium.com/tow-center/defense-against-the-dark-arts-networked-propaganda-and-counter-propaganda-deb7145aa76a#.11kzwqooi

* "Immigrants fear crackdown under Trump:"

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* He thinks a black man voluntarily wearing an earring is as bad as slavery. O.o "E.W. Jackson: Men Wearing Earrings Is A Plot By Racist White Liberals To Emasculate Black Men :" http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/e-w-jackson-men-wearing-earrings-is-a-plot-by-racist-white-liberals-to-emasculate-black-men/

* "Arrest Made In Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow Murder Case:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/arrest-made-in-jamie-lee-wounded-arrow.html

* "Girl at a Bar - SNL:"

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* "Jeff Sessions Gump Cold Open - SNL:"

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* "Republican Movie Trailer - SNL:"

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* I've said before that my ballet education is spotty. My ballet education growing up was how to dance and whatever happened to be in TV in my region in the 70's and '80's, plus one trip to see Carmina Burana and the Trocks in person. The tragedy of me watching ballet is I can never enjoy watching it the way I did dancing it, but I have been watching it this year. I'd never even heard of Ashton until 6 months ago, though I certainly knew who Pepita, Nijinsky, and Balanchine were. If Ashton was on TV when I was young, I never noticed. My first exposure was a few clips before Christmas. My first full ballet of his was La Fille Mal Gardée a month or two ago. It was fascinating in it's way (Dancing Chickens! Giant dancing cock!), but the costumes and set were rather busy, which I felt detracted from the dancing. The dancing was so hard I got exhausted just watching. Seriously, I could feel the ache of the choreography in my muscles. It's fast and complex and the sort of thing that takes a huge about of endurance. I could tell just watching it, that you needed a really strong grounding in the less glamorous bits of ballet, huge self discipline, and soooo much practice to make it work and look right. I am absolutely not saying the Royal ballet dancers made it look hard, because they didn't, they were trying to make it look light and fun the way one is meant to. I am saying that I may have forgotten a lot of the vocabulary, but my body remembers what dancing felt like watching that choreography I imagined the ache and burn in the legs after practice. I am a philistine, but I know enough to be impressed even when the aesthetics aren't to my taste.

Anyway, I spent the evening watching the Trocks, followed by an Ashton sampler that was recommended to me. The Trocks were the Trocks, fun and impressive the way Trocks are always fun and impressive. The Ashton Celebration... wow. I am watching these pieces with zero context, as I'm not seen the ballets they are from, have no idea what the plot is or why what is happening is happening. The set is a very simple backdrop, the costumes so far are lovely and elegant. (I did not quite finish before coming out to eat.) The much simpler setting and the easier to look at more harmonious costumes made it so much easier to focus properly on the dancing, which is excellent and impressive. The second piece, a pas de deux from Thaïs, was incredibly moving even though I had no information about what story in fit into, but really, the three I've watched so far were a joy to watch even if they did make my legs ache in sympathy.

* "Pig Person 6:" http://sinfest-mod.livejournal.com/1109711.html

* Cersei and Sex: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/157566048617/do-you-think-that-another-reason-why-cersei-has

* "Legion Moves Focus to Its Supporting Cast:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/legion-moves-focus-supporting-cast/

* The Expanse: I love the world building, the Complexity of the politics, the multiple viewpoints, but most especially Chrisjen Avasarala who appears to be the depiction of a woman in power i have been waiting for.

* "The Expanse Gives Us Zombie Terminators:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/the-expanse-s02-e06/


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* "Notorious Swedish right-wing extremist touted as expert by Fox Business:" http://expo.se/2017/notorious-swedish-right-wing-extremist-touted-as-expert-by-fox-business_7268.html

* "Russian dissident describes surviving assassination attempt:"

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* "Intriguing overlap in paths of Russian oligarch, Trump campaign:"

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* "Russian's travel examined for ties to Trump:"

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* "Trump admin. plans expanded immigrant detention:"

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* "White House 'planted fake story to smear reporter who wrote about leaks':" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/white-house-donald-trump-planted-fake-story-smear-politico-reporter-leaks-washington-examiner-a7603001.html?cmpid=facebook-post

* "Second-Ranking Senate Democrat Wants Independent Russia Probes:" https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-02-27/durbin-wants-independent-russia-probes-as-trump-rejects-them

* "Sessions to amend Senate confirmation testimony, answer questions:"

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* "Mike Pence used private email as governor:"

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* A voice reaching across the space of 4000 years: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/157977412047/flintsredhair-valarhalla-what-if-we-just

* "Actual Bathroom User speaks up about Trans Bathroom Laws:"

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* "Jeff Sessions' 2016 Day Planner:"

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* I just had this weird thought. What if Lori Petty's characters Tank Girl and Lolly Whitehill from Orange is the New Black are the same person?

* TW: Rape. GoT and Male Trauma: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/157631255527/i-hate-to-be-another-person-talking-about-lancels#notes

* "What a painting can tell us about John Silver & Israel Hands (”Black Sails”):" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/157907223872/what-a-painting-can-tell-us-about-john-silver

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* "Brazilian domestic spies use Tinder to infiltrate protest movements:" https://boingboing.net/2016/11/15/brazilian-domestic-spies-use-t.html

* "Scottish Leader Puts Trump On Notice In Model Response To His Win:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/scotland-leader-trump-response_us_5824a618e4b07751c390dca1?section=us_politics

* "CIA connects the dots between Russia hacking and the 2016...:"

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* And Republican leadership blocked release of the information for partisan reasons.

* "Trump's double standard on hiring American versus foreign workers:"

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* "One federal employee Trump may want to replace, but can't:"

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* I have taken to thinking of the Trump Cabinet picks as the Cabinet of Deplorables.

* Given that Carrier ate Trump's lunch in the Carrier deal, is anyone surprised he's a failed business man? Looks like he can't negotiate his way out of a paper bag.

* "What to Do About Trump? The Same Thing My Grandfather Did in 1930s Vienna:" http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/217831/what-to-do-about-trump

* "The Tweeter In Chief Strikes Again. This time, it’s the US economy he’s going to blow up.:" http://plaidadder.tumblr.com/post/154149209669/the-tweeter-in-chief-strikes-again-this-time

* "Racist graffiti at NFL player’s home investigated as hate crime:"

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* "Mistrial in case against fmr. officer Slager:"

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* It is now commonplace for Neo-NAZIs to spray paint Trump's name along with the Swastika as a threat or to shout it during hate crimes.

* "The odd thing that happens when you actually ask Trump’s supporters about mass deportation:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/11/09/trumps-voters-dont-actually-support-mass-deportation/?utm_term=.bd083fe91451

* "‘Do Not Resist’: A chilling look at the normalization of warrior cops:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2016/09/30/do-not-resist-a-chilling-look-at-the-normalization-of-warrior-cops/?utm_term=.28ff9a1cb482

* "Queen's students forced to apologize for casting Othello as a white woman still don't get it:" http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/campus-notes/2016/11/queens-students-forced-to-apologize-casting-othello-white-woman-?utm_content=bufferf13b1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

* "This rape victim did everything she was supposed to do — Her university did nothing:" https://mic.com/articles/153954/delaney-robinson-did-everything-a-rape-victim-is-supposed-to-do-and-unc-refuses-to-act?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=style&utm_campaign=social#.n7pWZUdby

* "The woman who spent 3 years in prison for the death of her fetus just got out:" http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/09/woman-convicted-death-her-fetus-walks-free

* "The Link Between Autism and Trans Identity:" http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/11/the-link-between-autism-and-trans-identity/507509/

* Women in Shakespeare's Comedies vs. Tragedies: http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/154318506421/systlin-thebibliosphere-penfairy

* "Anti-Vaxx Group Wants to Know Why Study They Funded Shows No Link Between Vaccines and Autism:" http://jezebel.com/anti-vaxx-group-wants-to-know-why-study-they-funded-sho-1735168447

* "Trump's Cabinet Selections Are Making Us Queasy:"

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* "Donald Trump Is Ready To Break Another Presidential Tradition:"

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* "Politics of the Seven Kingdoms: The Iron Islands:" https://racefortheironthrone.wordpress.com/2016/11/21/politics-of-the-seven-kingdoms-the-iron-islands-part-i/

* Some interesting thoughts on Darth Vader on Coruscant: http://the-alexandrian-alchemist.tumblr.com/post/154274922756/grand-duc-fialleril-lectorel

* TNG Rewatch, Season 5: I know it looks like I quit the rewatch, but really, the election ate me for a month. I am still wading through post election links and activism things. Still, I am back to the rewatch project, if slowly, slowly.

- Conundrum. I love Ensign Ro Laren. Worf being leader because he is wearing the fanciest decoration is logical. This episode strikes me as a mirror to the one where the crew is divided up and people have to do unaccustomed jobs. There they were working against type; here they are stripped down to their essences. Picard is about compromise and reasonableness. Worf is about protection. Riker is about flirting. Data is about being helpful. Geordi and Doctor Crusher are about fixing things in their respective realms. Of course, part of the point of this is to pull Riker and Ro out of their antagonistic positions within the command structure letting them interact as people. Unfortunately that ends up being romantic. Sigh. Of course it does. Louder sigh. I admit, I strongly prefer the Torchwood version of this plot, but it's not badly done here and is, of course earlier. I do like the way they are in character even when they can't remember themselves and how that plays into the denouement.

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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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* "Trump loses audience pushing fringe-right priorities:"

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* "Trump dance card empty among former White House economic advisers:"

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* "Citigroup analysis: Trump victory would cause economic downturn:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/citigroup-analysis-trump-victory-would-cause-economic-downturn#break

* "Chicago top cop swiftly pulls badges of officers in shooting:" http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-officers-stripped-duties-fatal-shooting-met-0731-20160731-story.html

* "Appeals court: North Carolina voter ID law unconstitutional:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/appeals-court-north-carolina-voter-id-law-unconstitutional/2016/07/30/9b5f7296-5627-11e6-b652-315ae5d4d4dd_story.html

* "Maine's LePage comes unglued after racial controversy:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maines-lepage-comes-unglued-after-racial-controversy#break

* "Maine Governor LePage's racist rants spark renewed outrage:"

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* "Racist-right finds new prominence via Trump campaign:"

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* "Being the target of Trump's alt-right supporters:"

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* "Trump undocumented workers revealed:"

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* "'I'm a white male and I'm prejudiced':"

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* "‘White Ownership’ Law Still Exists In Wealthy California Neighborhood:" https://blackmattersus.com/14592-white-ownership-law-still-exists-in-wealthy-california-neighborhood/

* "New York Cop Fined $1000 After Committing Series Of Crimes:" https://blackmattersus.com/14541-new-york-cop-fined-1000-after-committing-series-of-crimes/

* "Police Officer Who Killed Philando Castile Suspended Again After Returning To Work:" https://blackmattersus.com/14536-police-officer-who-killed-philando-castile-suspended-again-after-he-returned-to-work/

* "Sheyann Webb: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Smallest Freedom Fighter:" https://blackmattersus.com/14451-sheyann-webb-martin-luther-king-jr-s-smallest-freedom-fighter/?utm_source=Tumblr&utm_medium=Tumblr&utm_campaign=Tumblr

* Darth vs Droids vs Les Mis: http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1396.html

* Louisiana is having a major flooding disaster, the worst disaster in this country since sandy. Want to help? http://thewightknight.tumblr.com/post/148963870683/the-lonely-one96-almalexiaslouisiana-is

* California is now an official disaster due to out of control fire made worse by the drought. https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation

* "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/
gwydion: (No Angel)
* A category Hurricane has hit Mexico. My best wishes to all who were in its path.

* "Obama Announces End Of ‘No Child Left Behind’ Era: Education Is More Than Tests:" http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/10/24/obama-announces-end-of-no-child-left-behind-era-education-is-more-than-tests/

* "Grooming Students for A Lifetime of Surveillance:" https://modelviewculture.com/pieces/grooming-students-for-a-lifetime-of-surveillance

* "Cops are asking Ancestry.com and 23andMe for their customers' DNA:" http://fusion.net/story/215204/law-enforcement-agencies-are-asking-ancestry-com-and-23andme-for-their-customers-dna/

* "All In’s first ever candidate book report:"

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* "Kids and guns: Coping with an accidental shooting:" http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/10/22/kids-and-guns-kaye-dnt-ac.cnn

* "Republicans Voted Against 8 Bills to Help Veterans since Obama took office:" http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023842048

* "'Ebola nurse' Kaci Hickox on suing Chris Christie:"

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* "Coral Pyramids in Micronesia Date Back to Middle Ages:" http://www.livescience.com/50135-coral-tombs-leluh-700-years-old.html

* "Huge statue depicting death scene of Buddha discovered near Taxila:" http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/15-Mar-2015/huge-statue-depicting-death-scene-of-buddha-discovered-near-taxila

* "Speaker at His House - Family Time for Paul Ryan:"

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* "Panel - Family Time for Paul Ryan & Working Parents:"

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* I am still sick and need to lie down a lot, to the point I cancelled the event I was meant to run on GoB on the grounds that I couldn't guarantee my being upright. I'm a higher quality of crappy than yesterday and can handle small amounts of things like soup and toast which puts me well ahead of yesterday's matzos and water, and I've been noticeably better since 7Pmish.

* "American Horror Story (Hotel), Season 5, Episode 3: Mommy:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/10/american-horror-story-hotel-season-5_23.html

* More Crimson Peak Analysis, this time with spoilers, adapted from so things I said on BPAL Forum:

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* This is how I felt about X-Files. "Mystery Shows - Madlibs as Plot:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/10/mystery-shows-madlibs-as-plot.html

* EBAY: TARANTULA FASCINATOR 2013 (LE, Liliths): (Company says:Done and done: fuzzy cacao-drenched hazelnut with hay absolute, black pepper, and nutmeg, laced with stripes of wild plum and white sandalwood.). 3/4 Full. http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/301775349204?

* 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
gwydion: (No Angel)
* The Turkish election is a pretty big deal. The ruling party, the AKP, has lost for the first time in thirteen years. They only got 40.8%, so they need to form a coalition, only the opposition parties are not much interested, so it will be interesting to see what will happen. (The second strongest finisher has 25% and has already said they won't join up). The Kurds have won seats in Parliament for the first time, their party championing LGBT and women's rights with 13%.

* Over the weekend, a gang of police thugs attacked a group of unarmed teenagers of colour, waving their guns around wildly and brutally attacking a young girl in a bikini, smashing her face into the ground, despite her being visibly unarmed. It being Texas, they ignored the white teens doing the same thing, choosing to brutalize only the children with darker skin. Authorities in Texas are pretending to investigate.

* "Whoopi Calls Out The Duggar Hypocrisy On 'The View':" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/06/whoopi-calls-out-duggar-hypocrisy-on.html

* I used all the spoons yesterday on changing bedding, cat litter, and feeding the animals and myself. I don't really sleep in chunks longer than 15 minutes at a time because I am just that sick which means I am exhausted and not thinking well. As a result, I apologize in advance for inevitable pour wording and random absences.

* Today, I was up early to start arranging doctor things. I was supposed to do a huge pile of phone calls, but was frankly too tired. I took a sample and lay down for another not sleep. Then it was off to hoop jump to get my antibiotics, in stinking heat in car like an oven, on streets full of random construction and detours, no available parking, and slow moving indecisive people blocking the way with their cars, bodies, gear, etc.. I had to go; there was no choice and I was scared I'd run out of upright before I got home, the ear infection escalating alarmingly. The Doctor did not take the ear infection seriously, but did give me my antibiotics. He also wants to do more testing to see if it's cf and not just cf carrier. They will test the sample in case what I have is more exotic than bronchitis. Then to the pharmacy and home. All I wanted was to get home out of the heat so I could take the damned meds and lie down. By the time I got home, the fever was way up and the ear infection unbearable. I did manual irrigation, took the antibiotic, did lungs, ate, then retreated to my room. The tramadol wassn't even taking a little of the edge off the escalating pain. I was far to sick to wait the 8-10 hours in the emergancy room waiting room and knew that either the meds and drainage were work of the ear drum would perforate in significantly less time than that, so rather than try to get Squirrel to take me, I popped and oxy and white knuckled it until it finally burst in my room, then listened to the static in the deaf ear until I finally drifted off. I managed most of an hour of sleep, which is the best I've done in days, but then the Medicare assholes phoned me for yet another endless survey and I couldn't get back to sleep at that point. I'm exhausted. I hurt. I'm all around crappy. I can't MUSH like this, so that's why I'm not around. Once I finish hydrating it's back to bed.

* "iZombie and Playing with Identities:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/06/izombie-and-playing-with-identities.html

* Ebay Time, 1 day, One No Bid; 3ish days on three:
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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

* Nepal Relief: http://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/117524778471/nepal-donations

* Trying to stay afloat until August: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* "The Myth of the 'Most Dangerous Job':" http://americawakiewakie.com/post/72678305548/cops-the-myth-of-the-most-dangerous-job

* I strongly oppose the nomination of Antonio Weiss to treasury.

* "The "Lucy" Fossil Rewrote the History of humanity:" http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141127-lucy-fossil-revealed-our-origins

* "The palaeolithic diet and the unprovable links to our past:" http://theconversation.com/the-palaeolithic-diet-and-the-unprovable-links-to-our-past-34605

* "People ate mammoth; Dogs got reindeer:" http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141124074841.htm

* "TransGriot: Angel's Missing:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2014/12/angels-missing.html

* "If #BlackLivesMatter...:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2014/12/if-blacklivesmatter.html

* Re: Experimental food. It tastes delicious so my making it vegetarian and guessing half the remaining ingredients was not the problem. No, the problem was texture as a result of me guessing the proportions wrong. Given how bad my physical inconveniences are today, my only getting to eat a small portion is not surprising. I'll take another run at eating it tomorrow.

* I expect that the transition from Craig Ferguson's Late Late Show to the new host is going to be Jack Parr leaving the tonight dhow rough or worse. Craig's audience is not your standard Late Night Celebrity chat audience. The fact that I've been watching it is a hint at that, given my lack of interest in other shows of it's type. It's sort of a Cult Classic and that kind of magic is not really replicable. I can only hope the new gentleman is ready for the inevitable vitriol that is about to pour down on his head. I wish him luck. I'll likely give his show a try, but odds are, I'll be turning off after Colbert within a week, and I expect a lot of people will not even try to like him or give him a fair shot. He seems charming and I hope he blows my expectations out of the water, but I'm not holding my breath.

* "Leighton Meester Asks, Is 'Of Mice and Men' A Feminst Tract?:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leighton-meester/im-not-a-tart-the-feminis_b_5587422.html

* "‘Girl in a Country Song’ hits No. 1 by mocking bro country. The bros aren’t laughing.:" http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2014/12/10/girl-in-a-country-song-hits-no-1-by-mocking-bro-country-the-bros-arent-laughing/

* "Click here to support Please help me survive my family by Kandosii Jetii:" http://www.gofundme.com/kandosiijetii

* Help my friends adopt two cats: http://djinni.livejournal.com/516743.html

* Our Financial Situation continues Scary: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws
gwydion: (No Angel)
* There has been another terrible plane crash in the South China Sea over the weekend, this time an Indonesian Plane. It sounds like they called for international help searching early. Most of the rest of what I'm hearing appears to be speculation. I simply haven't the emotional cushion to properly follow this one. Apologies.

* "UKIP MP Douglas Carswell is desperately trying to avoid what his party is:" http://sparkindarkness.livejournal.com/522471.html

* Republican Steve Scalise, the new House Majority Whip, turns out to have spoken for former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, David Duke's white supremacist organization in 2002. I know some of you are too young to remember when David Duke was a national figure, but trust me, there is no excuse for a Louisiana politician, especially one over forty to not know who David Duke is so either he is lying about never having heard of him or is so completely ignorant of politics in his home state as to make him unqualified for office.

* "Forces see transphobic crime hike:" http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/national/11689151.Forces_see_transphobic_crime_hike/

* "Black Trans Year In Review 2014 :" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2014/12/black-trans-year-in-review-2014.html

* Poverty is so fucking exhausting.

* I want Giancarlo Esposito to be in all the things.

* Attn: Mr Bumblepants: http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/104963079680/accidentalbeardo-kiraisstillhere#notes

* Art for sale: http://thestorydragon.com/?post_type=product

* Our Financial Situation continues Scary: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws
gwydion: (No Angel)
* "Why are the feds harassing Navajo shepherds?:" http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/12/feds-navajo-shepherdsmining.html?utm_content=opinion&utm_campaign=ajam&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow

* "The Largest City To Implement Policy Body Cam Policy In America:" http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/12/17/3604493/los-angeles-body-cams/

* "Nothing New: The Last Time An NYC Mayor Tried To Rein In NYPD, Cops Rioted:" http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/12/27/nothing-new-the-last-time-an-nyc-mayor-tried-to-reign-in-nypd-cops-rioted/

* "4 Things Politicians Will Never Understand About Poor People:" http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-things-politicians-will-never-understand-about-poor-people/

* "This Rare Bird Is Half-Male And Half-Female:" http://io9.com/this-rare-bird-is-half-male-and-half-female-1675318732?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_twitter&utm_source=io9_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

* "These Name Tags Will Make You Reconsider Gender Pronouns:" http://magazine.good.is/articles/gender-pronoun-stickers

* Usually in this climate, if the sky is clear, it's warm. Not today. It was all clear skies and arctic wind. I spent a couple of hours waiting in line in it for food before going to get my shot. I simply have nothing left tonight. Today would have brilliant day for an emergency pizza, but I spent the last of my money on Hector friendly food again.

* I know Phantom of the Opera is a popular skate theme, but there were so many this season and last that I get excited every time someone picks something else. How many were there at the NHK skate in Osaka this year? Five? Six? I only watched the single skaters and I lost track. Seriously, they had back to back Phantom routines on the telecast I watched. (Yes, I know this was a couple of) weeks ago, but I'm still catching up on stuff. Seriously, we need a ten year moratorium on Phantom of the Opera and Bolero.

* Here's a hint for the English lady doing skate recap for the Canadians before the pairs final in Osaka: Commenting on how much alike the Japanese skaters look may not be a good idea. *facepalm*

* Snerk (NWS): https://twitter.com/RedLiverbirdLou/status/548589263999479808/photo/1

* Art for sale: http://thestorydragon.com/?post_type=product

* Our Financial Situation continues Scary: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws
gwydion: (No Angel)
* "Two NYPD cops get killed and 'wartime' police blame the protesters. Have we learned nothing?:" http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/21/two-nypd-cops-killed-wartime-police-protesters

* "Photos: Protesters Stage "Die-In" At Grand Central To Defy De Blasio:" http://gothamist.com/2014/12/23/protest_defies_deblasio.php#photo-1

* "Indiana Anti-Gay Church Pastor Accused of Grabbing Man's Genitals, Soliciting Oral Sex:" http://www.towleroad.com/2014/12/gaylard.html?utm_content=bufferce154&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

* "25 Years Later, A Trans Murder Victim's Assailant Is Arrested :" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2014/12/25-years-later-trans-murder-victims.html

* I went to Djinni and MrBumblepants' place and had dinner with them and their roommates Thursday. So many desserts, OMG! Friday and Saturday were trying to get shit done days. Sunday is an event I'm running on Game of Bones. Monday is errands and appointments.

* Adventures in described Video: The Canadian stations randomly do described video on some of their shows. Usually they and very bare bones descriptions of actions. This was not the case for the holiday Festival on Ice. Seriously, this was so much better than they way they do it for things like comedy specials or "The Listener." The language was surprisingly poetic and the woman's voice was warm and expressive. She accurately described the action in terms of what skating maneuvers they were doing and the acting, but the descriptions of the costumes and lighting effects were lovely. I am sighted, but having the described video really was an improvement on my usual watching people skate experience, and it seems to me that's how it should be. Why not make the language beautiful as well as informative? Why not make the voice lively and warm as well as helpful? So kudoes to whoever did the described video and I hope CBC and CBUT hire her to do way more performance descriptions.

* Art for sale: http://thestorydragon.com/?post_type=product

* Our Financial Situation continues Scary: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws
gwydion: (Krampus)
* They think HIV crossed into the human population in the '20's in Kinshasa. At the time there was large scale population displacement and deforestation and they were using unsterilized needles for inoculations. Likely someone carried it in their blood stream from a remote area, and the health system spread it.

It sounded heartbreakingly like one of the early ebola outbreak where they infected a whole maternity ward by giving them vitamin shorts with unsterilized needles. One lady had brought it from a rural area.

I also kept thinking of the thousands of newborn infants infected at a hospital in the USSR in the '80's as they were reusing needles and the government insisted that the USSR had no HIV.

These things keep happening because of poverty, and deforestation, and poor decision making at the top.

* Turkey is sending ground troops against ISIL in the wake of ISIL bringing the war to the border and occasionally across.

ISIL beheaded a man for the crime of trying to bring clean water to people displaced by the Syrian Civil War.


* "This date in Obamacare hysteria: Oct. 3, 2013:"

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* "13 Texas abortion clinics close overnight:"

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* "IUD birth control targeted by anti-abortion Republican:"

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* They finally got around to sending professionals to start decontaminating the ebola infected apartment where they had been confining that family under armed guard even though they are not infectious and not helping them clean or even giving them advice for safe handling of infectious waste and confining them in the apartment with it makes it way more likely that they be infected if they weren't already because they the hospital didn't take the whole patient just came from a hot zone and is exhibiting symptoms thing seriously.... Anyway, the family has finally been moved to a private home because no where else would take them. People have been panicking pulling their kids out of school despite zero risk of ebola infection from that and people were "helpfully" spreading incorrect rumors about the man vomiting all over the apartment complex even though nothing like that happened. I am starting to worry about torches and pitchforks and the authorities in Texas are so not helping.

This is why the constant cuts to the CDC, hospital epidemic/disaster preparedness training/the public health system are a terrible idea. The hospital in Dallas had a computer system that wasn't working properly and the disaster/epidemic training there was fubar. It does not help that the Governor makes W look like a mental giant and is clearly not able to understand the public health briefings let alone make good decisions about them judging from his tumbling statement and the bad decisions state authorities have been making. I am very glad the CDC is stepping in, because I really do have faith in their competence and I've been very pleased with the Federal handling of the other cases.

Ebola is a terrible disease. At the same time, people panicking about it is currently way more dangerous in the US than the disease itself. I worry about the people spreading rumors to stir up ostracism of the family that has been exposed. I worry about the folks using the disease to whip up Nativist hatred of West African Immigrants for political gain and the danger of violent hate crimes that comes with that. I worry about people who are healthy and haven't been exposed clogging emergency rooms with their panic, and the wild suggestions I'm hearing from ignorant congress folk and pundits that will only harm people and not make anyone any safer.

Things that will make us safer? Education, rational decision making, proper funding for programs and training to improve our preparedness and public health system generally.

* For the millionth time CNN, scare mongering about the Dallas public schools is the opposite of helping. The three children were not contagious, so people demanding to know their names are creepy fuckers hoping to demonize children already undergoing trauma who may get sick in the future, but posed zero danger to their children. Reinforcing them in their demands for the school to breach privacy is irresponsible and endangers three innocent children who did nothing wrong.

* Greenwick found. "With Dry Taps and Toilets, California Drought Turns Desperate:" http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/03/us/california-drought-tulare-county.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1

* Greenwick found. "Federal government to investigate case of NC inmate who died of thirst:" http://www.wral.com/federal-government-to-investigate-case-of-nc-inmate-who-died-of-thirst/14039172/

* Greenwick found. "Prison bankers cash in on captive customers:" http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/09/30/15761/prison-bankers-cash-captive-customers

* "Nazca Lines of Kazakhstan: More Than 50 Geoglyphs Discovered:" http://www.livescience.com/47954-geoglyphs-discovered-in-kazakhstan.html

* "Ancient Chinese nomadic campsite unearthed:" http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/world/ancient-chinese-nomadic-campsite-unearthed/article6445129.ece

* "Buddhist artefacts discovered in Chebrolu:" http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Vijayawada/buddhist-artefacts-discovered-in-chebrolu/article6450273.ece

* "How the Vikings Saved Europe and Got a Terrible Reputation:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/09/17/how-the-vikings-saved-europe-and-got-a-terrible-reputation.html

I think this goes to far, but is a useful corrective to a vast bulk of things going the other way often on dumbious grounds.

* "Did the Vikings Get a Bum Rap?:" http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/09/140926-vikings-norse-raiding-berserkers-scandinavia-winroth/

* People tend to forget the genocide Charlemagne exacted on the Saxons. Context does matter.

* "Germs of Engagement:"

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* "A Million Ways to Die in the U.S.:"

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* "Deathpocalypse Now - Ebola in America - 50 States of Grave:"

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* "Jessica's Feminized Atmosphere:"

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* "How a Bill Becomes an Ad:"

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* "Highlights of the Values Voter Summit:"

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* "Muslims in the End Zone:"

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* Today I did all the things on the errand list and made veg with chard, an increasingly elaborate dish with an increasingly small proportion of chard. All the ebays have mailed out except the one waiting for payment. I have meds, food, and catfood. Next on the agenda? Bureaucracy.

* The post on slurs passed 7700 notes. O.o

* It is ebay time again:
BPAL: JOHNATHAN HARKER 2006 (LE, Halloweenie): http://www.ebay.com/itm/301337029112?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

* Fundraiser to Help Us Pay Back Rent and Insurance: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws
gwydion: (Pensive)
* Remember the man who brought ebola to Nigeria? Someone he infected fled to another city for treatment, exposing another 70 or so people in the process and infecting a Doctor there. The Doctor has died and his wife is sick. Why was there no word of this before? Every one involved hid that they had ebola there from the ebola fighting teams and the government, thus aiding the spread.

When I say, "I support the quarantine," this is what I'm talking about. Because one selfish man decided to board a plane when he got sick instead of turning himself in, a whole other city may be infected.

* There are 3000 Russian troops fighting in the Ukraine without insignia. The Russian backed and supplied rebels insist that this is not an invasion, but rather, the troops are "on vacation." *side eye*

* Greenwick found. "'Watching Titanic made me realise something was wrong in my country,' says North Korean defector:" http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/26/north-korea-defector-titanic

* "Support, evidence grows for police body cameras:"

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* "Do police get too much benefit of the doubt?:"

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* The police in Omaha, Nebraska shot and killed a sound technician on the crew filming "Cops" while the police were trying to kill a man with a toy gun in a fast food restaurant.

* Greenwick found. "In Photos: The Epidemic of Military Sexual Assault:" http://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/news/a30465/mary-calvert-military-sexual-assault-photos/

* Greenwick found. "Guess What? Those "Naked" TSA Scanners Were Basically Pointless.:" http://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/news/a30364/those-naked-tsa-scanners-had-major-security-flaws/

* Greenwick found. "How To Survive Life In Solitary Confinement:" http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-survive-solitary-confinement-2013-9

* Greenwick found. "This Is What Solitary Confinement Does to Your Face:" http://www.politico.com/magazine/gallery/2014/01/this-is-what-solitary-confinement-does-to-your-face/001562-022211.html#.U_780mO1Wi-

* I feel better that staying in bed during an earthquake is my instinct. "Earthquake Safety: Stand In A Doorway?:" http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/08/26/earthquake-safety-stand-in-a-doorway/

* "Outrage in Ferguson:"

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* "Sam's Scrub:"

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* I stayed up Wednesday morning so I could run errands and do phone bureaucracy before the temperature rose to where I can't function. I did get most things done, though I gave up on one task after spending a couple of hours on hold. Ebays got mailed, though it turns out I need to mail another thing tomorrow. Then it's on to paper bureaucracy. I've got more tarot readings and another round of ebay on the to do list, but I've got a wedding Friday, so I'm thinking those last too are on hold.

* I think using the Sex Pistols to sell cars is fundamentally perverse.

* I didn't have much to say about the True Blood finale because it made me so angry. Also, it was incredibly boring. It was the kind of bad that it calls the value of the entire property into question. I've already said most of the things I could say about the racism, the second class status for the LGB character and characters of colour, the appropriation, and the general shittiness of the franchise. As to the finale itself, this speaks for me: "True Blood, Season 7, Episode 10: Thank You:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2014/08/true-blood-season-7-episode-10-thank-you.html

* Icon day Fundraisers: http://djinni.livejournal.com/508745.html

* Ebay Auction:

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* Fund raiser to help us keep our place: http://djinni.livejournal.com/507872.html

* Djinni and Greenwickpress are getting married. Here is their gift registry in case folks want to get them something: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/19HV6IL24HX58/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_v
gwydion: (Pensive)
* "Evidence in shooting calls suicide ruling into question:"

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* "The conservative fight against tyranny:"

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* A nine year old girl in Arizona accidentally killed her fire arms instructor when she lost control of an automatic weapon.

* "Race/Off:"

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* "The Trojan Horse belongs in "The Illiad":" http://arsmarginal.wordpress.com/2014/08/23/the-trojan-horse-belongs-in-the-illiad/

* "Some Thoughts on H.P. Lovecraft and Race:" http://davidnickle.blogspot.ca/2014/08/dont-mention-war-some-thoughts-on-hp.html

* "Sunday Sweets: Dragon Con Treats:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/8/24/sunday-sweets-dragon-con-treats.html

* Icon day Fundraisers: http://djinni.livejournal.com/508745.html

* Ebay Auction:

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* Fund raiser to help us keep our place: http://djinni.livejournal.com/507872.html

* Djinni and Greenwickpress are getting married. Here is their gift registry in case folks want to get them something: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/19HV6IL24HX58/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_v

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