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* "Iran, Tillerson and the future of the nuclear deal:"

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* "War in Iran today: Trump taking us to the brink?:"

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* Re: Taking the Knee. The Republican argument is that anyone protesting against the murder of innocent unarmed people by imitating the green Beret gesture for their fallen is by definition disrespecting the flag and the country. The only way that argument makes sense is if one believes that the right of government officials to randomly murder unarmed people including children with impunity and no risk of repercussion is a fundamental one and very specifically the thing our flag stands for.

* "Hertha Berlin Takes A Knee In Germany:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/10/hertha-berlin-takes-knee-in-germany.html

* "Evan Rachel Wood Explains Why She Has Not Named Her Abusers:" https://www.thecut.com/2017/10/evan-rachel-wood-explains-why-she-has-not-named-her-abusers.html

* I believe and support Rose McGowen.

* "Harvey Weinstein: Angelina Jolie and more make new allegations:"

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* "'Seen—Not Seen:' Glass Closets Rarely Just Open:" https://www.out.com/lifestyle/2017/10/02/seen-not-seen-glass-closets-rarely-just-open

* "Fred Hirsch's Life In & Out of Jazz:" https://www.out.com/music/2017/10/02/fred-hirschs-life-out-jazz

* "California wildfires have killed 40 people; dozens still missing as firefighters make progress:" http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-wildfires-california-20171015-story.html

* "The Connection between an Unusual Pottery vessel and the Development of the Elites:" http://www.haifa.ac.il/index.php/en/home-page3/2568

* This is fascinating! "Castle of the Sealand kings: Discovering ancient Iraq’s rebel rulers:" https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/sep/01/castle-sealand-kings-ancient-iraqs-rebel-rulers

* "Sunday Sweets: Gothic Elegance:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/10/15/sunday-sweets-gothic-elegance.html

* Take them at their word. "things you can’t unsee:" http://taibhsearachd.tumblr.com/post/166416546953/things-you-cant-unsee

* ToS Rewatch, Season 2:

- I, Mudd. I don't know how I'm supposed to feel about McCoy saying those shitty things to Spock in the opener. Is it meant to be funny? I ask because it seems cruel for no reason. So creepy sexist conman, Harry Mudd, send androids to steal the ship and kidnap command crew. I know this is technological and not Godlike aliens, but it feels rather samey as the episode right after catspaw. Seriously the sexism hurts my teeth and is really hard to sit through even though it's from the villain. I get that it's meant to be funny at the expense of Mudd, but it's all just horrifying. And of course Uhura is tempted by the "eternal youth, eternal beauty." The sexist stereotypes aren't limited to the Andriods. At least she rejects it ultimately. And of course their leader is male. Sigh. Can these androids consent given they have to obey Mudd? I'm guessing yes as they eventually give the humans a big no, but Chekhov didn't know that. I am so grateful for Spock's deadpan here. I am amused by Kirk's first attempt being to logic fry them as that always worked before, but them being too smart for it. Alas, more extreme nonsense works. :( It's not that I want the robots to win, but they always solve computer problems with some variation of this. It WAS excellent nonsense at least instead of the usual perfunctory Kirk nonsense.

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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/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "George Weah and Boakai ahead in Liberia election partial results:" https://guardian.ng/news/george-weah-and-boakai-ahead-in-liberia-election-partial-results/

* "Trump won't pull out of 'worst' Iran nuclear deal _ for now:" https://apnews.com/a660d3fd7e93484f82095122de8d4ff8/Trump-speech-to-vilify-Iran-over-nuke-deal,-non-nuke-issues

* This is fucking terrifying. "Trump deluded on missile defense accuracy:"

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* "Lacking policy vision, Trump attacks Obama accomplishments:"

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* "Trump will scrap critical Obamacare subsidies:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/12/trump-obamacare-subsidy-243736

* "Insurers push back against Trump's cuts to ObamaCare subsidies:" http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/health-insurance/355312-insurers-push-back-against-trumps-cuts-to-key-subsidies

* "New York, California threaten to sue over health-care subsidies:" http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/355262-ags-threaten-to-sue-over-health-care-subsidies

* "Trump: My presidency is 'substantially ahead of schedule':" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/13/trump-value-voters-summit-2017-243751

* 45 insists that spending 200 Billion dollars to make health coverage more expensive and to deprive working people of health coverage is a cornerstone of Republican policy an will somehow "Make America Great Again" as will dramatic tax cuts for the extremely rich. 1 million working people will lose their health insurance during the next year because 45 insists that taking away the subsidies that help working people pay their premiums and deductibles is really intended to help the people he's clearly trying to kill.

* "Twitter deleted data potentially crucial to Russia probes:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/13/twitter-russia-data-deleted-investigation-243730

* "This is How the Pentagon Spun Hurricane Maria:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-13/how-the-pentagon-spun-hurricane-maria

* "Trump taps climate skeptic to lead White House environment office:" http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/355281-trump-taps-climate-skeptic-to-lead-white-house-environment-office

* "Background check chief has 'never seen' mistakes like Kushner forms:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/12/politics/jared-kushner-background-check-form/

* "Another Trump campaign tie to Russia exposed:"

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* "We Don't Do That Here:" http://thagomizer.com/blog/2017/09/29/we-don-t-do-that-here.html

* "California fires: Almost 6,000 buildings destroyed:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/13/us/california-fires-updates/index.html

* Is it just me or is a lot of the BBC coverage of California burning weirdly obsessed with the wineries?

* "Real Paleo Diet: early hominids ate just about everything:" http://www.wtsp.com/news/nation-now/real-paleo-diet-early-hominids-ate-just-about-everything/458522081

* "An exciting archaeological breakthrough is helping researchers understand our ancient relatives:" http://www.gibraltarolivepress.com/2017/07/22/exciting-archaeological-breakthrough-helping-researchers-understand-ancient-relatives/

* "Prehistoric humans are likely to have formed mating networks to avoid inbreeding:" https://phys.org/news/2017-10-prehistoric-humans-networks-inbreeding.html

* "Archaeologists finding out what life in Colombia was like 2400 years ago:" https://colombiareports.com/archaeologists-probing-life-colombia-2400-years-ago/

* I've seen the "King Tut's wife" coverage, but it looks entirely speculative. I'm going to wait for proof.

* "The town that gave Russia its name:" http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20171002-the-town-that-gave-russia-its-name

* "Archaeologists Uncover Rare Artifacts Pointing to Role of Women in Peru's Largest pre-Columbian City:" https://perureports.com/2017/10/03/archaeologists-peru-women/

* So I've been trying to rest up the last few days. Tavy and I have been spending a lot of time with him napping on me while I read. I've been doing small things around the house. There will definitely be dinner and cake for my birthday and i need to do proper cleaning in advance of that this weekend, but it was nice having three relatively peaceful days to alternate decadence in the Court of James I and various Bujold things before coming out to cope with the firehouse of horror emanating from the White House.

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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

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* "UN report details brutal Myanmar effort to drive out half a million Rohingya:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/11/rohingya-refugees-myanmar-aung-san-suu-kyi-un-report

* "Spanish PM asks Catalonia: have you declared independence or not?:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/11/spanish-government-to-hold-crisis-talks-on-catalan-independence

* "Citing anti-Israel bias, U.S. to withdraw from UNESCO:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/12/united-states-withdraws-unesco-243708

* "Trump Iran deal plan risks opening nuclear 'Pandora's box':" http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/12/politics/trump-iran-deal-certification-nuclear-weapon/index.html

* "White House briefs Congress on Iran decertification pan:" https://www.nbcnews.com/news/mideast/white-house-briefs-congress-iran-decertification-decision-n809911

* "Maddow: Bad leadership turned Puerto Rico crisis into catastrophe:"

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* "Trump sparks new backlash after threatening Puerto Rico aid:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/12/trump-puerto-rico-response-long-term-243705

* The Trump Justice Department has declared that the Presidential Records Act does not apply to the Trump administration or any of the executive branch employees and that the Judicial branch has no authority or right to review or enforce the law.

* Spoiler: it's another way to drive up the cost of health care for the sick in the hopes of bankrupting Obamacare, by destabilizing markets. "In Start to Unwinding the Health Law, Trump to Ease Insurance Rules:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-start-to-unwinding-the-health-law-trump-to-ease-insurance-rules-1507771015?mod=e2tw

* "Trump’s executive order to undermine Obamacare, explained:" https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/12/16458184/trump-obamacare-executive-order-association-health-plans-short-term-insurance

* The goal is to harm refugee children on the grounds that Republicans believe that victims of crime and violence are by definition criminals and to make the Naturalization process so slow and unpleasant it will cut legal immigration by 25%. "DHS explores ways to transform immigration system without Congress:" https://www.cnn.com/2017/10/11/politics/trump-administration-dhs-immigration-policies/index.html

* "Kelly makes surprise appearance at briefing: ‘I’m not quitting today’:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/12/john-kelly-surprise-press-briefing-243717

* "EPA makes 'climate' vanish from four-year plan:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/11/politics/epa-climate-report/index.html

* "Secretary Zinke having awesome time with taxpayer money:"

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* "Roy Moore made $1M from his tax-exempt public charity:"

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* "Puerto Rico gets more debt as it struggles to survive:"

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* "How to rebuild Puerto Rico: Rubio asks Trump to call in experts:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-puertorico-rubio/how-to-rebuild-puerto-rico-rubio-asks-trump-to-call-in-experts-idUSKBN1CH2L1

* TW: Sexual Harassment, Verbal and Physical abuse. This has to be terrifying to anyone with even a tiny dollop of empathy and imagination. "Disturbing allegations of sexual harassment in Antarctica leveled at noted scientist:" http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/10/disturbing-allegations-sexual-harassment-antarctica-leveled-noted-scientist

* "The rumor is, she slept with him to get the part. The reality is uglier.:" https://thinkprogress.org/harvey-weinstein-casting-couch-a96d552a6d97/

"It should be obvious, but apparently it bears repeating: It is the rare woman, or girl, who wants to trade sex for professional success. It is the exceedingly common man who abuses women simply because he can."

* "Weinstein exposed by system built to keep his accusers quiet:"

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* "National Coming Out Day 2017:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/10/national-coming-out-day-2017.html

* Why Swans hate Kayaks: http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/166254999970/why-are-kayaks-incredibly-rude-to-swans-im#notes

* "Ornamented artifact may indicate long-distance exchange between Mesolithic communities:" https://phys.org/news/2017-10-ornamented-artifact-long-distance-exchange-mesolithic.html

* It's not really linked to Ötzi, but of the same type. It IS a second data point suggesting a previously scoffed at Northern/Southern Alps trade route. "Ax Linked to Ötzi the Iceman Found North of the Alps:" https://www.livescience.com/60614-ax-linked-to-otzi-iceman-found.html

* "Found Trump's IQ Test Results:"

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* Bloodraven and the Blackfyer Rebellion: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/166350143382/why-is-bloodraven-bad-i-love-him-and-i-dont

* On Theon's taking of Winterfell: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/166287622727/even-if-ramsay-hadnt-taken-winterfell-from-theon

* On the Red Wedding: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/166304999092/what-do-you-think-would-have-happened-if-robb

* "Fear the Walking Dead, Season Three, Episode Thirteen: This Land Is Your Land:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/10/fear-walking-dead-season-three-episode_11.html

* This is turning out to be fascinating. "Pierce's Feminist Questions In the Hand of the Goddess:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/pierces-feminist-hand-goddess/

* "Z Nation, Season 4, Episode 1: Warren's Dreams:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/10/z-nation-season-4-episode-1-warrens.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.

* 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

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* "Barbuda has to completely rebuild after Hurricane Irma:" https://news.vice.com/story/barbuda-has-to-completely-rebuild-after-hurricane-irma

* "Rajasthan farmers sit neck-deep to protest land deal:" http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/rajasthan-farmers-bury-protest-land-deal-171005112913045.html

* "Russia Probe Now Investigating Cambridge Analytica, Trump’s ‘Psychographic’ Data Gurus:" https://www.thedailybeast.com/russia-probe-now-investigating-cambridge-analytica-trumps-psychographic-data-gurus

* "North Korea May Have Hacked Seoul War Plans, Lawmaker Says:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-10/media-s-korean-lawmaker-says-north-korea-hacked-war-plans

* "Experts: North Korea targeted U.S. electric power companies:" https://www.nbcnews.com/news/north-korea/experts-north-korea-targeted-u-s-electric-power-companies-n808996

* "Trump wanted dramatic increase in nuclear arsenal in military meeting:" https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-wanted-dramatic-increase-nuclear-arsenal-meeting-military-leaders-n809701

* "Trump vows tax plan to boost economy; poll cites views on wealthy:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-tax-poll/trump-vows-tax-plan-to-boost-economy-poll-cites-views-on-wealthy-idUSKBN1CG17R

* So the executive branch is violating the first amendment by demanding the revocation of NBC's license for the crime of accurately reporting the news. "Trump suggests challenging NBC's broadcast license:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/11/trump-nbc-broadcast-license-243667

* "Trump unleashes himself from would-be handlers, lashing out mornings, nights and weekends:" http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-kelly-20171010-story.html

* "Poll: Majority backs stricter gun control laws after Vegas shooting:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/11/gun-control-vegas-polls-243647

* This speaks for me on National Coming Out Day: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/166305340158/roanart-happy-national-coming-out-day-i-love

* "The Powerful Reason Why This Artist Has Been Saving His Urine For The Last 200 Days:" https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cassils-monumental-pissed-urine_us_59bbeacee4b0edff971b88f4

* "At least 23 dead in horrific California wildfires, hundreds missing:" http://abcnews.go.com/US/thousands-flee-wildfires-ravage-california-23-killed/story?id=50383162

* "Some dirt won’t hurt:" https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/some-dirt-won%E2%80%99t-hurt

* "Europe’s Stone Age fishers used beeswax to make a point:" https://www.sciencenews.org/article/europes-stone-age-fishers-used-beeswax-make-point

* "Mysterious Stone Tools Unearthed at Bronze-Age Site in Wales:" https://www.livescience.com/60606-stone-tools-unearthed-at-bronze-age-site.html

* "In Bulgaria archaeologists have discovered a valuable find:" http://micetimes.asia/in-bulgaria-archaeologists-have-discovered-a-valuable-find/

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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

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* "Nobel Peace Prize given for nuclear weapons opposition:"

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* "GOP Senator: Trump is a danger to the country:"

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* "Trump presidency at 'lunge for nuclear football' stage:"

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* "White House backs NFL rule change requiring players to stand for anthem:" http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/354747-white-house-backs-nfl-rule-change-requiring-players-to-stand-for

* "Mensa offers to host IQ test for Trump and Tillerson:" http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/354718-mensa-offers-to-host-iq-test-for-trump-and-tillerson

* "EPA chief: I’d ‘do away with’ wind, solar tax credits:" http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/354594-epa-chief-id-do-away-with-wind-solar-tax-credits

* "Carter Page says he won’t testify before Senate Intelligence panel in Russia probe:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/10/carter-page-russia-probe-243648

* Someone needs to explain to Mr. Nunes what "recused" means. "Nunes lunges back into Russia investigation with subpoenas:"

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* "Nunes goes rogue with Trump Russia subpoenas:"

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* "Inside the Federal Bureau Of Way Too Many Guns:" https://www.gq.com/story/inside-federal-bureau-of-way-too-many-guns

* "Violence in Blue:" https://granta.com/violence-in-blue/

* "FEMA: Not our job to distribute food and water in Puerto Rico:"

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* "More manslaughter charges over Flint water Legionnaires deaths:"

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* "Why won't Steve Bannon go after Ted Cruz?:"

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* "Why do some men, like Trump, get away with predatory behavior?:"

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* "Terry Crews Shares His Own Story of Sexual Assault by a Hollywood Executive:" http://www.vulture.com/2017/10/after-harvey-weinstein-terry-crews-shares-his-own-story.html?utm_campaign=vulture&utm_source=fb&utm_medium=s1

* TW: Rape. "Sexual allegations against Weinstein expose open Hollywood secret:"

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* TW: Contains audio of a woman being sexually harassed. "Hollywood women accusing Harvey Weinstein in growing numbers:"

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* Scratch Blue Get Red. "We Snuck into Seattle's Super Secret White Nationalist Convention:" http://www.thestranger.com/news/2017/10/04/25451102/we-snuck-into-seattles-super-secret-white-nationalist-convention

* "Why The Dove Commercial Was Racist:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/10/why-dove-commercial-was-racist.html

* I am linking the tumblr version instead of directly to the article for the commentary. "Mike Ditka rips NFL protests: 'There has been no oppression in the last 100 years':" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/166284481412/mike-ditka-rips-nfl-protests-there-has-been-no

* "JT Brown Brings Racial Inequality Anthem Protests To NHL:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/10/jt-brown-brings-racial-inequality.html

* "Bones reveal social differences between the people buried in dolmens and those in caves:" https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-10/uotb-brs100317.php

* "Archaeologists Test Feces From Roman Latrine, Find Roundworm And Dysentery:" https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2017/10/03/archaeologists-test-feces-from-roman-latrine-find-roundworm-and-dysentery/#4e11862e35e6

* "Were Pagan Temples All Smashed Or Just Converted Into Christian Ones?:" https://www.forbes.com/sites/drsarahbond/2017/10/07/were-pagan-temples-all-smashed-or-just-converted-into-christian-ones/#567ba46d4f9f

* "Morbidity and mortality of leprosy in the Middle Ages:" https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-10/sfi-mam100317.php

* "Body of headless Jacobite clan chief exhumed to solve 270-year-old mystery:" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/05/body-headless-jacobite-clan-chief-exhumed-solve-270-year-old/

* "Tell it to Troy, then.:" http://lettersfromtitan.tumblr.com/post/166234181103/lookninjas-4-tell-it-to-troy-then-tell

* Warning: Contains Jump Scares. "The Best Halloween News Bloopers:" http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2017/10/the-best-halloween-news-bloopers.html

* "Stephen Goes One-On-One With 'President Jump Shot':"

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* "Bob Corker Gives Trump A Taste Of His Own Medicine: A Twitter Insult:"

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* "Harvey Weinstein Is A Bad Person:"

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* I actually got good sleep today, which I needed, especially as today I went to try to sort out the TV. I got ten dollars out on the way, as the bank still had tellers and I really needed gas. I arrived at the library as they were setting up, first in line. Alas, this did not sav me as people who they didn't finish last time go first. I alternated reading and doing my best charming strangers routine. He worked on my bit in the gaps while he waited for things to set on a mixer he was fixing. It was the same model my Mother had when I was a child. I learned to bake with it. The mixer was healed, and I was glad to see it still in service and still loved by the nice lady who had it, the span of my lifetime away from it's manufacture. My guy did all he could, but the tV specialist had a TV they didn't finish last time, so he didn't have much time left to work on it. Between them, it's a whole list of things we know for sure aren't the problem. I'm to bring it back in November.

There was an indigenous mother and a delightful, clearly mechanical genius child who came. I think the boy was in Second grade, but I could be wrong by a year either way. She was doing a lot of enrichment with him and generally reminded me of my mother in her parenting style. The little dude was going to be doing a special program soon where they got to fix electronics and was really exited to be at the library on fixing stuff night. He got to see what was inside all the things and they let him use the volt meter and everyone wa willing to explain stuff. I showed him my sound circuit board and my visual circuit board and explained the bits he'd missed, and then he went over to look at the larger, more expensive version, which was also open to be fixed so he could compare the innards. So well behaved and just so excited to learn stuff. The future.

Anyway, this ate my whole evening and it was long past dark and chilly enough I wished I brought my coat. I got gas at the cheap place which I very much need to last the month as I shouldn't be spending anything at all on non-bill medical things. (I've saved enough EBT for my apricot straws and something for my Birthday). The trip there takes me past my house along this long road, past a small organic farm and a bunch of houses with lots of vegetation. My end of town has lots of small green spaces, drainage ditches with trees and lush vegetation, streams, and the University campus up the hill. There is a sort of gradual blend into the big parks and the real wilderness of the Mountains beyond. Thus, we have urban deer. I saw the doe up ahead in more than enough time, the road being straight, the speed being relatively low, and her having nearly made it across, I slowed and she stepped delicately up onto the sidewalk and stood staring as I passed.

Of course the parking was gone. I was cold and tired and thirsty and hadn't eaten or lunged. Pills needed sorting. I'd eaten all the ripe tomatoes. Tavy was beside himself, having missed me and also clearly having been bored which made all the necessary things that much more exiting. Poor wee beastie. The annual packet from management has come. I read it and mailed out my stuff. I really should get it together to go to this years meeting, but I haven't managed it even once yet. Sigh.

* PoV and Ned Stark: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/166175963382/does-neds-death-suffer-from-not-being-written-in#notes

* Book vs Show: Edmure Tully: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/166176344642/youve-disapproved-of-the-riverrun-guards#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/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "Trump to Push Other Leaders on North Korea as UN Assembly Meets:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-14/north-korea-launched-missile-over-japan-toward-pacific-ocean

* "Tube blast is terror incident, say police:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41278545

* "Trump's tweet on London attack draws ire from U.K. officials:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/15/trump-london-bombing-terrorists-scotland-yard-242761

* Someone needs to explain to Devin Nunes what "recused" means.

* The Republican War on Rule of Law and Corruption Over Site continues. "Trump administration withholds almost all Mar-a-Lago visitor logs:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/15/politics/secret-service-maralago-logs/index.html

* "California legislature passes bill requiring presidential candidates to release tax returns:" http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/350789-california-legislature-passes-bill-requiring-presidential-candidates-to

* "Senate panel eyes new bills to protect Mueller:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/14/politics/robert-mueller-protection-bills-senate/index.html

* "Anjali Ameer Makes Indian Movie History:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/09/anjali-ameer-makes-indian-movie-history.html

* "A Christian Group Is Paying For Transgender People's Surgeries To Atone For The Church's Discrimination:" http://www.refinery29.com/2017/09/171280/christian-group-transgender-surgery?utm_content=buffer3f97

* "age & queerness in fandom:" http://lettersfromtitan.tumblr.com/post/165244337200/age-queerness-in-fandom

* Bring tissues. "Curmudgeons:" https://vimeo.com/159449591

* I know I haven't written about the people who died in a nursing home literally across the street from a working hospital with power, basically because the idea of it is so distressing and horrible and able bodied person lazy and pointless, because how fucking much effort would i have taken to move vulnerable people literally across the street to safety? I bet a lot less than setting up fans that weren't enough, and why the fuck wasn't the AC hooked up to the back up generator? They had power to run fans. That has me furious about asshole penny pinching nursing home admin who gave no fucks for vulnerable elders in their care. The place my Mom chose for herself not only had a back up generator, but a system where if the back up fucking failed in a major storm or flood there was a third emergency system where she could hook up her oxygen machine and survive like that for days. how do I know this? Because we talked over her contingency plans in advance of a big storm their the last winter before she died. (She liked to talk these sorts of things over with another competent adult, and my father being dead, and me sharing the trait of having multiple contingency plans being a comfort, she was apt to do this with me). They had a bus evacuation system if they needed to move everyone with special transport for the full nursing care building and designated evacuation locations depending on the disaster. It is possible to plan this shit out in advance if the people running a place are ethical. Those deaths didn't have to happen if anyone at all with a smidgen of authority gave too shits about the people in that facility, both as far as planning for predicable disaster (It's Florida. Hurricanes are seasonal and flooding a predictable thing that happens often enough to plan for.), and in the immediate "This isn't safe! We need to evacuate the medically fragile across the street" sense.

Well, it looks like a lot of people feel that way. The facility is closed as a crime scene, and there are likely to be a variety of criminal charges. Some of the likely charges have sentences of up to 30 years. Good. Lock the bastards up. Eight people died because of their callousness.

Well, it looks like a lot of people feel that way. The facility is closed as a crime scene, and there are likely to be a variety of criminal charges. Some of the likely charges have sentences of up to 30 years. Good. Lock the bastards up. Eight people died because of their callousness.

* "Harry Dean Stanton, Quintessential American Actor, Dies at 91:" http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/harry-dean-stanton-dead-paris-texas-star-91-766020

* "Extreme Amazing Super-Chess! (Chess.):"

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* I got crap sleep again as I'm still recovering from the pneumococcal vaccine. There's a steady upward trend, and again, I'll happily trade a week or so of this for 10 or more times when I don't get pneumonia. I woke with the shakes, so gave myself an extra half hour nap, as often the reset helps. It did in this case, though I'm sluggish. I managed to get out at a reasonable time to Honest Mechanic. It's looking like a $60.00 valve job. I have strong hopes of this being the last of the car things needing doing. This is taking everything I have left for the month except car insurance, so I'm completely fucked for other bills, but engine health is important. I go back Tuesday.

When I got home, the B Disabled parking was open, and that's not much further than my actual stolen spot and has the added benefit of being right by B recycling. All I had to carry was the empty disposable tea cup from the mechanics, so I tossed it in the trash and checked the cardboard recycling. Thee was not only an ideal bottom pad shape, but also a flower box in the perfect shape to hold the thing open. It will lose shape as it soaks, but I left the car with the seating propped open to air and dry in the sun. This process has been slow, but there has been noticeable improvement. Squirrel has been changing the cardboard as he has access to it at work, and I'd guess there is about half as much water in there as there was the day I bailed, maybe less, as it's hard to tell how much is in the seats, but when I opened it, it's more a drip than a waterfall.

I came home to have the toilet paper holder fall off. I was expecting it as I had to epoxy the other end last week. There is no permanent solution as the guy who built this place was terrible, so I periodically have to reattach them. I ended up making a mess as my hands are shaky, but I've hopes of another 6-8 months till the next incident. Then I got to sweep and mop the kitchen floor as Squirrel lost a piece of the blender when he unloaded the dish washer. (He did search last night). I am happy it was on the floor as the next step was going to involve taking that whole side of the kitchen apart. Still, the shakes are well back.

Squirrels project we were doing the scavenger hunt earlier in the week to get low cost ingredients for went off beautifully by the way.

Want to donate to my property taxes (170$ Needed) and car repair ($60). Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* ...And I think I just killed the microwave by forgetting to turn the fan on before starting pasta on the stove top. I know better, but I'm exhausted and shaky so forgot. The fix for it is heartbreakingly easy according to the internet, The problem is, the asshole who built this place mounted things wrong. I can see half of the two screws I would need to unscrew to get the access panel open, but to unscrew them, I would have to dismount the entirety of the kitchen cabinets, which is absolutely out of the question physically. I am not tall enough with the ladder even if I did have several people to help me and somewhere to put everything in the fucking cabinets. Because the asshole who built my kitchen didn't measure anything correctly. I have unplugged it to make the screaming stop. There is a chance it will dry on it's own, as it did the other time I forgot to turn on the fan, but that time the alarm stopped in about half an hour and it's now been an hourish. Fuck. Fuck, fuck, fuck. A field trip into Squirrel's cave suggests he's broken the other micro wave. No fucking way can I afford a new one and where would I put it?

Addendum: 9:50. I plugged it in to see if I could reheat the tisane, and it is working again. Fuck, that was scary.

Addendum 9:58. Microwave starts screaming again. I'll try it again tomorrow.

* "On balloons.:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165362192867/on-balloons

* Want to donate to my property taxes? (170$ Needed). Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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* ":"

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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

*****
* 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

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* "Mattis warns of 'massive military response' if North Korea threatens attack:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/03/trump-north-korea-nuclear-242289

* "Justice Department: No evidence Obama wiretapped Trump Tower:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/02/obama-trump-tower-wiretap-no-evidence-242284

* "Trump Picks Oklahoma Congressman To Head NASA:" http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/04/548472775/trump-picks-oklahoma-congressman-to-head-nasa

* "Harvey victim funds may be delayed without debt limit increase: Mnuchin:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-harvey-mnuchin/harvey-victim-funds-may-be-delayed-without-debt-limit-increase-mnuchin-idUSKCN1BE0TP

* "FEMA Is Almost Out of Money and Hurricane Irma Is Approaching:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-05/fema-is-almost-out-of-money-as-hurricane-irma-threatens-florida

* "Trump has decided to end DACA, with 6-month delay:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/03/trump-dreamers-immigration-daca-immigrants-242301

* "Poll: Majority opposes deporting Dreamers:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/05/poll-trump-deporting-daca-dreamers-242343

* "The Trump Administration Now Has Tons Of DACA Data And Is Poised To Weaponize It:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/the-trump-administration-now-has-tons-of-daca-data-and-is-poised-to-weaponize-it

* "Obama: DACA decision 'wrong' and 'self-defeating':" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/05/obama-daca-decision-goes-against-common-sense-242335

* "CGI Animated Spot HD: "The Doll that Chose to Drive":"

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* "Peep Show star Robert Webb: don’t say ‘man up’:"

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* "8,600-year-old findings unearthed in western Turkey’s Ekşi Höyük:" https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/08/21/8600-year-old-findings-unearthed-in-western-turkeys-eksi-hoyuk

* "3,000 year-old female statue found at citadel gate complex in southeast Turkey:" http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/08/2017/3000-year-old-female-statue-found-at-citadel-gate-complex-in-southeast-turkey

* "AP EXCLUSIVE: Toxic waste sites flooded in Houston area:" https://www.apnews.com/27796dd13b9549b0ac76aded58a15122/AP-EXCLUSIVE:-Toxic-waste-sites-flooded-in-Houston-area

* My thoughts are with the people of the Caribbean tonight as the hurricane coming there way is likely to be a bad one. Wherever you are, folks, stay safe, okay?

* "NW engulfed in flames: What we know about fires burning across Oregon and Washington:" http://www.kgw.com/news/local/nw-engulfed-in-flames-what-we-know-about-fires-burning-across-oregon-and-washington/471318324

* Daenerys in Slaver's Bay: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/164442170892/12-hey-ive-been-scrolling-through-your-tumblr

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* 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* 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

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* "Trump administration's mixed North Korea signals raise questions about US strategy:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/30/politics/trump-talking-not-the-answer-north-korea/index.html

* "Mattis responds to Trump: US 'never out of diplomatic solutions' on North Korea:" http://thehill.com/policy/defense/348539-mattis-responds-to-trump-us-never-out-of-diplomatic-solutions-on-north-korea

* 45 is taking strong action to increase pay disparities based on their gender, race, and ethnicity by removing an Obama era policy that required transparency so people could tell when they were being screwed so they could sue for wage equality because that's just how much he and Ivanka hate workers and people who are not rich white men. (She made a statement endorsing the policy). Can we stop pretending she's a feminist now please? You can not be a feminist and be against equal pay for equal work.

* "Kremlin confirms Trump's lawyer reached out about deal:" https://apnews.com/b584e7f4fffe46f6ae4520727f117201

* "Trump makes policy pledge to senator investigating son's Russia meeting:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/30/trump-tower-russia-meeting-chuck-grassley

* "Trump Scraps Obama-Era Rule To Protect Infrastructure From Climate-Change Flooding:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-executive-order-flooding_us_599323d4e4b04b193360926b

* "Trump wants Alfa Bank Trump Tower clean-up lawyer in key DoJ role:"

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* "House GOP eyeing $1B disaster funds cut to finance wall:" https://www.apnews.com/9bff1e878fcb46f58f3f6a202984baad/House-GOP-eyeing-%241B-disaster-funds-cut-to-finance-wall

* "Georgia GOPer warns black attorney she ‘may go missing’ if she tries to remove Confederate monument:" http://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/georgia-goper-warns-black-attorney-she-may-go-missing-if-she-tries-to-remove-confederate-monument/#.WaYXRH_kcvo.twitter

* "Federal judge blocks Texas anti-immigrant sanctuary cities law:"

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* Remember how I said Mattis wasn't the solution? "No, Mattis Did Not Freeze Trump’s Transgender Troops Ban:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2017/08/30/mattis_did_not_freeze_trump_s_transgender_troops_ban.html

* "How federal flood insurance made Harvey even worse:"

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* Deregulation is always about helping industry to harm people."Harvey-damaged Arkema chemical plant explosion expected:"

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* "The Further Tragedy of Hurricane Harvey:" http://www.ianwelsh.net/the-further-tragedy-of-hurricane-harvey/

* Let's talk about Coast Guard and FEMA funding. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164818954267/guardianofscrewingup-nuestroamoresunviaje

* "Killjoys, Season 3, Episode 9: Reckoning Ball:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/08/killjoys-season-3-episode-9-reckoning.html

* I am extra angry about Alex. "The Strain, Season 4, Episode 7: Ourobouros:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/08/the-strain-season-4-episode-7-ourobouros.html

* "Preacher, Season 2, Episode 10: Dirty Little Secret:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/08/preacher-season-2-episode-10-dirty.html

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* 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* "How natural disasters became a presidential test:"

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

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

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

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

* "Houston hazards multiply as flooding worsens:"

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

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* "Hurricane Harvey Hits Texas:"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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* "North Korea Launches Missile Over Japan:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/north-korea-launches-missile-through-japanese-airspace-1503957389

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* "Trump pardon of Arpaio sparks controversy:"

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

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

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

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

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

* "Can you recommend me some good books, essays, etc. about witches, witchcraft, witch trials in England?:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164664427028/dear-pauline-can-you-recommend-me-some-good

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* TNG Rewatch, Season 6:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "North Korea threatens nuclear strike on US:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/25/politics/north-korea-threatens-nuclear-strike-us/

* "House overwhelmingly passes Russia sanctions bill:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/25/politics/iran-sanctions-bill/index.html

* "Russia Warns of ‘Painful’ Response If Trump Backs U.S. Sanctions:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-26/russia-says-new-u-s-sanctions-killing-chances-for-improved-ties

* "White House: Trump wants Sessions to do his job:" http://www.politico.com/trump-twitter-attacks-jeff-sessions-240981

* The protests worked and 7 Republicans voted against today's ACA Repeal. This doesn't stop them from continuing to try, but it's progress.

If any of the following is your senator, please call to thank them for saying "No" to repeal: Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, Susan Collins, Dean Heller, Lisa Murkowski, John McCain, Rob Portman and Lamar Alexander. This is important as it makes them more likely to keep saying no, as Sen. Collins has made clear when referencing all the positive feedback she's been getting for protecting her constituents.

* The next round of ACA repeal vote is to be a "Skinny Repeal" which will rob about 16 million working Americans and their children of health care and crash the insurance market creating massive chaos.

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* Well this is terrifying. "Poll: 45% of Republicans Favor Shutting Down ‘Biased’ Media Outlets:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/poll-45-of-republicans-favor-shutting-down-biased-media-outlets

* "US creates stricter rules for sanctuary city grant money in crackdown:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/26/us-creates-stricter-rules-for-sanctuary-city-grant-money-in-crackdown

* "California police arrest black teen girl who they mistook for a large, bald black man:" https://mic.com/articles/182021/bakersfield-california-police-arrest-black-teen-girl-who-they-mistook-for-a-large-bald-black-man?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=movement&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.b5EuJXQgn

* It’s not official policy yet, so now is an excellent time to start protesting. "Trump Says Transgender People Can't Serve In Military:" http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/07/26/539470211/trump-says-transgender-people-cant-serve-in-military

* 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

* Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is doing an ACLU Trans Troops fundraiser: http://blackphoenixalchemylab.tumblr.com/post/163460177503/emergency-fundraiser-to-help-supporters-of-trans#notes

* 45 insists that this is a cost saving measure, even though total health care costs for every trans person in the military (including reserves) combines costs about 1/60th of what we are spending on 45's golf outings this year. here's an idea, rather than destabilize combat units by summarily discharging people for a bullshit reason over the objections of military commanders, Gen. Mattis, and the Pentagon, why don't we just cancel one or two of 45's golf outings? Or take it out of the military's viagra budget? McCain and even Orrin fucking Hatch are against this.

* "Trump Reinstates Trans Military Service Ban:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/07/trump-reinstates-trans-military-service.html

* "Black Trans Advocacy Statement Concerning The Senate Passage Of SB 3:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/07/black-trans-advocacy-statement_26.html

* "Our President Needs The Validation Of Boy Scouts:"

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* "Cookie Jeff Sessions Fires Back At President Trump:"

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* "Donald Trump Performs Shakespeare’s Soliloquies:" http://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/donald-trump-performs-shakespeares-soliloquies

* "Dunkirk is a Major Victory Adapting a Devastating Defeat:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/dunkirk-major-victory-adapting-devastating-defeat/

* :D http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp07252017.shtml

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

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

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* "North Korea Says It Successfully Test-Fired an ICBM:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/north-korea-launches-missile-into-waters-between-korea-and-japan-1499131848

* "U.S., Russia Spar Over Approach to North Korea Threat:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-tells-north-korea-it-is-prepared-to-go-to-war-1499243864

* This is how cowardly we are in this country. It is cruel and heartbreaking and has nothing to do with real security. "Denied: Afghanistan's All-Girl Robotics Team Can't Get Visas To The US:" https://www.forbes.com/sites/hilarybrueck/2017/06/29/denied-afghanistans-all-girl-robotics-team-cant-get-visas-to-the-u-s/#3ab16187367f

* "Investigators explore if Russia colluded with pro-Trump sites during US election:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/05/donald-trump-russia-investigation-fake-news-hillary-clinton

* They thought the Declaration of Independence was Anti-Trump propaganda and thus unpatriotic. O.o "NPR Tweeted The Declaration Of Independence And Some Trump Supporters Were Offended:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/juliareinstein/we-hold-these-alternative-truths-to-be-self-evident?utm_term=.uqVqYMRxj#.dyG8emd2o

* "Court Blocks E.P.A. Effort to Suspend Obama-Era Methane Rule:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/03/climate/court-blocks-epa-effort-to-suspend-obama-era-methane-rule.html

* People love inspiration porn, but don’t like grappling with the activist. I fucking hate when people infantilize people with disabilities. "Three Big Ableist Myths About the Life of Helen Keller:" http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/three-big-ableist-myths-about-life-helen-keller-180963793/

* "Your immigrant ancestors came here legally? Are you sure?:" http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/your-immigrant-ancestors-came-here-legally-are-you-sure-20170625.html

* "Meet the Most Feared Women in History:" http://www.messynessychic.com/2016/03/18/meet-the-amazonian-terminators-of-dahomey-the-most-feared-women-in-history/?utm_content=buffer3a0f4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

* "The Golden Age of Hollywood: Crash Course Film History #11:"

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* "Yu the Engineer and Flood Stories from China: Crash Course Mythology #17:"

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* Today I watched a C-SPAN recording of a Folger lecture on Shakespeare. I'll be mulling the lecture for a while, but given the location and subject matter, I couldn't help thinking of my time as a Philosophy monk. Winter's Tale, in particular always reminds me of the "Tutor" (Johnnie for Prof.) I had when we were studying it. Though I went to a number of productions in the Folgers Theater it is particularly Begger's Opera and As You Like It I associate with it, for a variety of reasons, as well as the Boy from Bethesda, who was my lover Spring of freshman year. All of this is a massive web of narrative, associations, and sense memory for me, too big and complex to get my head around at once.

I remembered so clearly the banister in front of the place we generally sat, and when they pulled back to show the audience, it was of the far side, not quite my angle, but very familiar. They did eventually pan the other way, and I could see my old seating section. The stage is so much smaller than I remember, though I was full grown when I sat in that room. In my head, the set for the Beggar's Opera seems massive and complex and exciting. I have read the play since, though never seen it. The starkness of the set behind the speaker and the smallness of the stage compared to my memory of it is such a strange thing when my scale and the design of the side seating is so spot on exact with my mental image.

Brains are weird.

* * "Killjoys, Season 3, Episode 1: Boondoggie:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/07/killjoys-season-3-episode-1-boondoggie.html

* All of this. "Fear The Walking Dead, Season Three, Episode Six: Red Dirt:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/07/fear-walking-dead-season-three-episode.html

* Snerk. Dick Cavett asked Micheal Caine about how he "lost his innocence." Michael Caine winged the question right back at him and leaned hard. Good for him. It was rude when he asked Betty Davis about losing her virginity too.

(Look, I will tell bits of the story when asked, but I also have no shame at all and I still obscure certain details even though no way does anyone I know know this guy, as the story does not reflect well on anyone involved. It's not funny or entertaining, so it rarely comes up. There is a difference between things one chooses to say in the context of friends discussing first times and aggressively questioning a stranger on National Television.)

In other news, wow, this interview is sexist and creepy on both sides.

* "This Photo Does Not Show A Guy Who Died While Masturbating During The Volcanic Eruption At Pompeii:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman/this-viral-pompeii-masturbator-photo-is-a-lie?bftwnews&utm_term=.toDYp5adW#.gp1lvV6Ny

* Dick Cavett Observation: The ones I've seen before are all from earlier in his career ending in maybe the beginning of the '80's. The thing I am noticing when they show an occasional interview from the '90's is how much more he talks. He did tell the occasional story in the old ones and there are the classic opening monologues most talk show hosts do still, but the focus was more on the subject. The little stories were short and mostly designed to introduce the guest, briefly prime the guest, set up a story the guest was likely to tell, or involved some past interaction with the guest. Most of his half of the conversations were things that were prone to keep the guest talking or steer towards new areas of interest. I'm noticing he's much longer winded in the later ones, more prone to ramble, things are more about him than they used to be, though he never descends to James Lipton levels of self indulgence as far as I've noticed. It's a subtle thing. Likely a slow shift from being primarily a particular sort of setting for a gem to being a full conversational partner.

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* 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

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* 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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* "Indigenous people exposed to UK nuclear tests given healthcare aid:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-39777197

* "North Korea’s 'jangmadang generation' questions the necessity of the Party Congress :" http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?num=13890&cataId=nk01500

* "Trump: Go back to ‘goddamned steam':"

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* "US attorney scores settlement in Russia case:"

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* "Trump behavior toward Comey likely making his lawyers unhappy:"

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* Eeeeeew! "Trump asked Comey to pledge loyalty to him:"

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* "Rough welcomes for GOP Rep., Secy. DeVos:"

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* "Elizabeth Warren on Republicans and Trump’s 'nonsense':"

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* "Why I Had to Buy My Wife's Inhaler on the Dark Web:" https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/why-i-had-to-buy-my-wifes-inhaler-on-the-dark-web?utm_source=dmfb

* ""I'm facing jail time after laughing at Jeff Sessions. I regret nothing.":" https://www.vox.com/first-person/2017/5/8/15578850/sessions-confirmation-laugh-desiree-fairooz

* TW: Suicide. "8-year-old boy was bullied before committing suicide, attorneys say:" http://www.cbsnews.com/news/young-boy-bullied-by-classmates-suicide-cincinnati/

* "Bethune-Cookman Students Are Part Of A Distinguished Heritage Of HBCU Protest:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/05/bethune-cookman-students-are-part-of.html

* Fuck D. L. Hugely. I remember when he went around insisting that LGBTQIA people didn't deserve even basic rights because not enough of us had been beaten and murdered yet. No word on how many more of us he wanted to be killed before he'd consider us worthy of being considered people, but I haven't heard an apology and I haven't forgotten how cruel, hateful, and dehumanizing that was. He is not an icon of the progressive left, he is a homophobe; just as Gloria Steinem isn’t a feminist, he is a Transmysognist.

* " What you will" The fluidity of gender is no 21st-century idea. In Twelfth Night, writes Dr Will Tosh, gender is what you make of it.:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/160602115847/what-you-will

* "The Trump administration deleted the EPA’s climate change website. So, Chicago published it instead.:" https://mic.com/articles/176472/chicago-adds-epa-climate-change-page-deleted-by-trump-administration-to-city-website?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=future&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.8mafEgxwO

* So affluent white people went to a community of colour to lie to them about vaccines in the middle of an epidemic in the hopes their children will be infected with a deadly disease. They don't frame it like that, but that sure is what it looks like to me. "Anti-vaccine groups blamed in Minnesota measles outbreak:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/08/health/measles-minnesota-somali-anti-vaccine-bn/

* Help save the National Parks from 45: http://fiftysevenacademics.tumblr.com/post/160610175875/public-comment-on-trumps-executive-order-to

* Tw: Dead Animals. "South Florida python hunters bag a ton of snakes — cost-effectively:" http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article149798804.html

* "This Is the Best Dinosaur Fossil of Its Kind Ever Found:" http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/06/dinosaur-nodosaur-fossil-discovery/

* "During the English Civil War, Lady Mary Bankes defended a castle from over 200 attackers with only five men under her initial command:" https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/08/14/priority-english-civil-war-lady-mary-bankes-defended-castle-200-attackers-five-men-initial-command/

* "Donny Goes to School:"

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* "Djimon Hounsou - Changing Up Well-Known Stories with "King Arthur"- Extended Interview:"

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* "Between the Scenes - Trump's Dictator Tendencies:"

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* "The All-Male Panel on Women's Health:"

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* "The Kentucky Derby Was Eerily Reminiscent Of The Election:"

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* "What Ambulances Will Look Like Under Trumpcare:"

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* "Good Omens aborts the Apocalypse :" https://www.thefandomentals.com/good-omens-apocalypse/

* "The Ballad Of Captain America’s Disapproving Face:" http://sodiumflare.tumblr.com/post/160601771130/daredevilmeme-scarletmemewitch

* "American Gods, Season One, Episode Two: The Secret of Spoon:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/05/american-gods-season-one-episode-two.html

* "American Gods Dials It Up for Episode 2:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/american-gods-1x02/

* "American Gods begins to show its subtle changes:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/american-gods-begins-show-subtle-changes/

* "Guardians 2 Is The Most Emotionally Deep Marvel Movie To Date:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/guardians-2-review/

* This is Brilliant. "The True Meaning of 42:" https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/160579237257/stripeycrayons-i-have-been-deeply-in-love-with

* "Torchwood Is Getting a Fifth Season—But Only in Audio Form:" http://io9.gizmodo.com/torchwood-is-getting-a-fifth-season-but-only-in-audio-f-1795014355

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* TW: Rape "Hounded and ridiculed for complaining of rape :" http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-39204086

* "Don Meredith Urged To Resign Over Inappropriate Relationship With 'Vulnerable Teenager':" http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/03/10/don-meredith-senator-resign-senate-mccoy-harder-wells_n_15285384.html

* Makes one really wish someone bright enough to read and understand the intelligence briefs was in the White House, doesn’t it? "China Warns of Arms Race After U.S. Deploys Missile Defense in South Korea:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/07/world/asia/thaad-missile-defense-us-south-korea-china.html?_r=0

* "‘Don’t Be So Desperate to Rub up Against Russia’:" http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/03/diplomats-foreign-policy-experts-trump-state-department-dan-fried-214873

* "Donald Trump’s conspiracy theories:"

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* "Donald Trump's White House 'targeting US journalists with help from Russian intelligence':" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-white-house-us-journalists-russian-intelligence-nsa-analyst-john-schindler-targets-a7615381.html

* "“Purge leftists”: Trump supporter Rep. Steve King wants the president to root out those who oppose him:" http://www.salon.com/2017/03/06/purge-leftists-trump-supporter-rep-steve-king-wants-the-president-to-root-out-those-who-oppose-him/

* Things that make you go hmmmm. It turns out Preet Bharara was investigating FOX News. FOX News started calling for a purge of all pre-Trump political appointees and had received a letter four days before the firing asking him to look into Trump's flagrant breaking of the emoluments clause, so Trump reversed his decision to keep on Preet Bharara, bipartisan anti-corruption crusader, and plans replace him with Roger Ailes lawyer, someone with ties to FOX and Trump who assuredly will kill both investigations. <.< >.>

* "Longtime Trump Adviser Calls Critic a “Stupid Ignorant Ugly B----”:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/03/05/longtime_trump_adviser_roger_stone_calls_critic_a_stupid_ignorant_ugly_bitch.html?utm_content=inf_534_2641_2&wpsrc=socialedge&tse_id=INF_ae3d5d2001f211e7a22fa5876bd4fd44

* "Missouri is the only state not tracking prescription drug use. Here's why:" https://www.statnews.com/2017/03/07/missouri-prescription-drug-database/

* "‘Top Chef’ host talks Trump Resistance:"

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* "What Abortion Looks Like in America Right Now:" http://nymag.com/thecut/2017/01/seven-real-stories-about-the-state-of-abortion-in-america.html

* Defense Against the dark Arts: TERF edition: http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/158302571066/dykejedi-lrresistibie-protect-young-lesbians

* "Deenequia Dodds Case Update:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/deenequia-dodds-case-update.html

* "Wife Discovered With Husband’s Heart, Centuries After Death:" http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/02/france-embalmed-heart-rennes-quengo-perrien-archaeology/

* "Complicit - SNL:"

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* I’m old enough that real Al Franken was on SNL in real time when I was a kid. This is incredibly surreal for me that SNL now has a Franken impersonator. "Weekend Update: Al Franken and Jeff Sessions - SNL:"

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

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

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* "13,000 people hanged in secret at Syrian prison, Amnesty says:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/07/middleeast/syria-executions-amnesty-international-report/

* "In call with Putin, Trump denounced Obama-era nuclear arms treaty:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-putin-idUSKBN15O2A5

* "National security adviser Flynn discussed sanctions with Russian ambassador, despite denials, officials say:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/national-security-adviser-flynn-discussed-sanctions-with-russian-ambassador-despite-denials-officials-say/2017/02/09/f85b29d6-ee11-11e6-b4ff-ac2cf509efe5_story.html?hpid=hp_rhp-top-table-main_usrussia-%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.07f8756a3677

* "Court hands Trump a loss and a civics lesson in ban ruling:"

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* "Poll shows worldview gap between Trump voters, Americans broadly:"

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* "Trump a one-man constitutional crisis: ACLU executive director:"

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* "The March To Impeachment:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/march-to-impeachment_us_5897b401e4b0406131376a32

* "U.S. appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump's travel ban:" http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/world/trump-travel-ban-decision-us-appeals-court-1.3974941

* "Congress has the power to obtain and release Trump’s tax returns:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/congress-has-the-power-to-obtain-and-release-trumps-tax-returns/2017/02/07/aa53254c-ea63-11e6-80c2-30e57e57e05d_story.html?postshare=5731486486568446&tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.48b5b77660c2

* "White House says Conway has been ‘counseled’ after touting Ivanka Trump’s products:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/conway-may-have-broken-key-ethics-rule-by-touting-ivanka-trumps-products-experts-say/2017/02/09/fd1cc64a-eeda-11e6-b4ff-ac2cf509efe5_story.html?utm_term=.16f97a9beb59

* "GOP lawmaker proposes abolishing Department of Education:" http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/318310-gop-lawmaker-proposes-abolishing-department-of-education#.WJo5NvmB2Lo.twitter

* "Republican congressman says white terrorists are different:" https://thinkprogress.org/republican-congressman-says-white-terrorists-are-different-24c7fc75e255#.q8of5iy2f

* "Sex scandalized Alabama gov appointment sparks corruption outcry:"

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* Proof I'm not a Proper Adult #15: The name "Luther Strange" sounds like a cut rate super villain to me.

* Notes from the resistance. Don't give up. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/157082408247/foxnewsfuckfest-invisiblelad-shanoniusrex

* "Laura Jane Grace - Discovering Gender Identity in "Tranny":"

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* "South Africa Shows the U.S. Senate How to Duke It Out:"

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* "The Trump Family's White House Hustle:"

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* Bronchitis/Sinus infection/Mouth Infection update: It rained and I was able to score emergency cancellation doctor appointment Thursday. I had next to no sleep, but it was clear I'd be in the emergency room if I didn't grab my window. I had to lie down all evening to recover. Squirrel drove me, but it was still a lot of shuffling about while coughing. Thanks to donations the car tabs are covered and I'm only projected to be about 80 under on my bills this month.

Today a friend dropped off some magic soup. I managed about a third of it, and will be eating it all weekend, which is normal for me. (Magic soup is a last resort and thus something I only do once every few years when it gets really bad. I think last time was during the MRSA). My mouth had healed enough overnight for me to chew a little, though I had to take a pain pill after.

The antibiotics are starting to work, but it'll be a couple of days before I know if these are the right ones for this infection set. However, I can't hear my lungs growling, etc when I am still, so that is real progress. I am pretty sure this antibiotic is working for the sinus infection and the sores in my mouth. The small ones have healed over night, the medium ones are down to nuisance and the really bad one is no longer very hot and tasting of serious infection, though it is still swollen and a bit mauled. It's the lungs I'm not sure of. I'm okay if I stay completely still except for my arms, but that is hard to do.

Tavy figured out with previous infections the difference between a normal cough and serious problem losing control of my limbs cough and also the sound I make when I am suffocating. Being a clever little button, he is up and off right away and when it's really bad he waits it out in another room. This is incredibly helpful as there is a lot of uncoordinated flailing and I could kick or fall on him if he clung. He sensibly waits until I quiet to come hang out. When I do get up, I make sure he gets lots of wild rumpus time with the strings to make up for all the still and quiet he's having to be. I'm still to sick to sleep properly, but overall, progress.

* Black Sails XXX:

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* "Drugs, cheating at nuclear missile facilities:"

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* I am aware of the President's remrks about the NSA and various reactions to them, but you likely all know what I'm going to say and I'm too tired to say anything clever.

* "The Real Purpose of Oakland's Surveillance Center:" http://lisaleaks.com/2013/12/23/the-real-purpose-of-oaklands-surveillance-center/

* "Truth behind Freedom Industries bankruptcy:"

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* A Court has declared the Pennsylvania Voter ID law Unconstitutional.

* "So long, IRS 'scandal':" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/so-long-irs-scandal

* "An actual advance in human freedom in New Mexico. No surprise that conservatives hate it.:" http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/01/an-actual-advance-in-human-freedom-in.html

* "Sen. Burr won't say why he's blocking a nominee he recommended:" http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/01/15/1269849/-Sen-Burr-won-t-say-why-he-s-blocking-a-nominee-he-nbsp-recommended#

* "Are towns stuck in the wrong places?" http://www.voxeu.org/article/are-towns-stuck-wrong-places

* "The Modest Victorian Proposal to Electroplate Corpses Into Beautiful Statues:" http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/morbid-monday-electroplating-corpses

* Greenwick Found "This Guy Couldn't Last Longer Than 2 Hours as a Woman on OkCupid:" http://www.policymic.com/articles/78983/this-guy-couldn-t-last-longer-than-two-hours-as-a-woman-on-okcupid

* "What not to say to a transgender person:" http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/15/living/transgender-identity/

* "Putin: Gays welcome in Sochi… but stay away from the kids:"

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* Come watch Anderson Cooper talk about Chippendales. "'90210' actor has new Chippendales gig:"

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* "Bridgegate - Brit Hume & the Feminization of America:"

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* "Fully Functional and Driveable Truck Made of Ice:" http://designyoutrust.com/vehicles/fully-functional-and-driveable-truck-made-of-ice/

* "Zoo Pi Zoo : DORK TOWER :" http://dorktowerfeed.livejournal.com/368461.html

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