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18 February 2019 05:44
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* ”For Biden and Pence, wildly differing receptions from international allies in Munich:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/for-biden-and-pence-wildly-differing-receptions-from-international-allies-in-munich-1444035139866

* "Freshman Democrats in the House won’t back down:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/rep-omar-clashes-with-venezuela-envoy-elliott-abrams-1444073539581

* "Do Trump and right-wing media mutually influence each other?:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/trump-accused-of-over-influenced-by-hannity-right-wing-media-1444068419580

* "The Case Against ‘Border Security’:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/11/opinion/democrats-border-security-wall.html

* "Trump’s national emergency called ‘illegal and unprecedented’:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/alcu-to-challenge-trump-national-emergency-declaration-for-wall-1444058691529

* "Stephen Miller says there’s a wall underway that doesn’t exist:"http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/trump-national-emergency-for-wall-faces-mounting-legal-challenges-1444068931897

* TW: sexual assault, domestic abuse "New Allegations Against Zak Smith Spotlight Rampant Harassment In The RPG Industry:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/new-allegations-against-zak-smith-spotlight-rampant-harassment-in-the-rpg-industry/

* "5 Radical Ways People Do Non-Monogamy That You Need to Know About:" https://everydayfeminism.com/2015/09/non-monogamy-options/?mc_cid=9db1fd6bc6&mc_eid=7541af514b

* "Meet Madam C.J. Walker, the first self-made African-American woman millionaire:" https://finance.yahoo.com/news/meet-madam-cj-walker-the-first-selfmade-african-american-woman-millionaire-212648594.html

* Thank you benefactors. I have enough to cover all of February!

* Even with the extra pain management the insomnia was bad today, and I'm suspecting something is wrong underneath the pain now I've stripped enough down to do a better assessment. IDK.

Today was my first time leaving the apartment in a week. It was body temperature out there and warmer in the sun, though the big drifts and the remains of the snowman haven't melted yet. It was so warm, I opened the window for the first time in months and the Imperial couple sat in it together peaceably for hours enjoying the fresh air and sunlight. Squirrel had put gas in the car, which is good since when I got to the Dollar store there was no Mr. Plumber, so a one dollar trip to unclog the kitchen sink enough to do dishes turned into a nearly $10 dollar purchase at the expensive grocery once tax was added in. I have no idea when Squirrel is getting his car fixed, so we're sharing until then. The books went back to the time traveling drop, and I made it home before the shakes set in, which is good from a safety perspective. Just that little trip to the shopping center a couple blocks away in the car exhausted me completely and the pain started rising hard and fast when I was in the second store. Sink's unclogged at least.

Tomorrow I really must forage. Tuesday is the eye doctor, which is whole saga by itself. I am seriously concerned I won't be up to either.

* "Sunday Sweets Brings The Llama Drama:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2019/2/17/sunday-sweets-brings-the-llama-drama.html

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

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

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

* Upset about the abuse of big cats by people who shouldn't be allowed to keep them? Big cat rescue is trying to change laws to protect wild animals. "Cat Laws:" https://bigcatrescue.org/cat-laws/

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

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

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

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

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

* Birthday/Solstice master list: https://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/1925021.html

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17 February 2019 04:36
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* "U.S. Revives Secret Program to Sabotage Iranian Missiles and Rockets:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/13/us/politics/iran-missile-launch-failures.html

* "Maduro reveals secret meetings with U.S. envoy:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/15/nicolas-maduro-venezuela-us-envoy-1170987

* "Trump says Japanese prime minister nominated him for Nobel Peace Prize:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/15/trump-shinzo-abe-nobel-peace-prize-1171831

* "Red flags emerge as Americans' debt load hits another record:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy-debt/red-flags-emerge-as-americans-debt-load-hits-another-record-idUSKCN1Q11YV

* "Boyfriend’s Email: Butina ‘Manipulated’ Russian Spy Agency for NRA Trip:" https://www.thedailybeast.com/boyfriends-email-butina-manipulated-russian-spy-agency-for-nra-trip

* "Why are so many Trump judicial nominees refusing to endorse Brown v. Board of Education?:" https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/02/trump-judicial-nominees-are-refusing-to-endorse-brown-v-board-of-education/

* "Trump’s DHS Guts Task Forces Protecting Elections:" https://www.thedailybeast.com/trumps-dhs-guts-task-forces-protecting-elections-from-foreign-meddling

"“The clear assessment from the intelligence community is that 2020 is going to be the perfect storm,” said a DHS official familiar with the teams. “We know Russia is going to be engaged. Other state actors have seen the success of Russia and realize the value of disinformation operations. So it’s very curious why the task forces were demoted in the bureaucracy and the leadership has not committed resources to prepare for the 2020 election.”

* "The progressive to-do list is missing a very important idea:" https://www.metafilter.com/179364/The-progressive-to-do-list-is-missing-a-very-important-idea

* "How the Government Shutdown Caused a Foreclosure — and Could Cause More:" https://theintercept.com/2019/02/13/government-shutdown-usda-hud-foreclosure/

* "Survivors who became activists commemorate Parkland school shooting:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/how-parkland-activists-changed-the-debate-on-gun-control-1443849795670

* "Supreme Court takes up Trump administration’s plan to ask about citizenship in census:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/supreme-court-takes-up-trump-administrations-plan-to-ask-about-citizenship-in-census/2019/02/15/1e0ce8e8-3138-11e9-8ad3-9a5b113ecd3c_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.5ff15aa3feb4

* "House Democrats to challenge Trump’s emergency declaration; Republicans divided on action:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/pelosi-warns-trump-republicans-against-emergency-declaration-on-border-funding/2019/02/14/cf6f492c-3099-11e9-86ab-5d02109aeb01_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.5e31b63e0477

* "National emergency will be blocked by courts temporarily, DOJ warns White House:" https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/national-emergency-blocked-courts-temporarily-doj-warns-white/story?id=61086962

* "ACLU to file lawsuit challenging Trump's national emergency:" https://www.axios.com/aclu-lawsuit-trump-national-emergency-borre-e916dd5e-ee1c-4c77-b3d7-44b46da46d8e.html

* "Rep. Clyburn: Congress may sue Trump over national emergency:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/trump-declares-national-emergency-then-leaves-for-mar-a-lago-1443814979608

* "Rep. Ayanna Pressley: A monument to hate won't keep us any safer:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/trump-and-new-house-democrats-face-off-on-immigration-1443822147835

* "Prisons are housing mental health patients who've committed no crimes:" http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/breakdown_prisons_mental_health_patients/

* "When Divorce Was Off the Table, English Couples Dissolved Their Marriages With Beer:" https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/wife-selling-england-beer

* "What, exactly, is romantic about a heart-shaped box of chocolates?:" https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/2/13/18222217/heart-shaped-box-chocolates-valentines-day

* "The Most Dangerous Book in the World:" http://mentalfloss.com/article/54729/librarian-his-stache-and-most-dangerous-book-earth

* "The 1919 Strike That Shut Down Seattle and Changed America's Labor Movement:" https://www.citylab.com/life/2019/02/seattle-general-strike-1919-labor-organizing-unions/582424/

* "Family Feud: Oscar Nominees - SNL:"

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* "Trump Press Conference Cold Open - SNL:"

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* "Roach-Ex - SNL:"

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* "Pound Puppy - SNL:"

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* Car registration reup is $70.00 needed before the 2nd of March.

Paypal Lethran@gmail.com or paypal.me/Gwydion

* The pain's been bad enough to completely screw up my sleep the last few days. Saturday, I kept not being able to turn my head left and I ended up having to scale up pain meds, which borks my concentration.

* This. "Questionable Content: Really Opening Up:" https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3939

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

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

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

* Upset about the abuse of big cats by people who shouldn't be allowed to keep them? Big cat rescue is trying to change laws to protect wild animals. "Cat Laws:" https://bigcatrescue.org/cat-laws/

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

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

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

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

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

* Birthday/Solstice master list: https://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/1925021.html

About Half the News.

16 February 2019 04:06
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* "Macedonia officially changes its name to North Macedonia:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/12/nato-flag-raised-ahead-of-north-macedonias-prospective-accession

* "This is how Spanish coal miners are dealing with the government-mandated closing of their industry:" https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/evepqa/this-is-how-spanish-coal-miners-are-dealing-with-the-government-mandated-closing-of-their-industry

* "Top US general disagrees with Trump over Syria troop pullout:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/15/politics/joseph-votel-troops-syria-intl/index.html

* Meanwhile on Autocracy watch. "Capitol Police crackdown on press escalates to physical altercation:" https://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/capitol-police-crackdown-press-escalates-physical-altercation

* "Rep. Maxine Waters: 'All hands on deck' against Trump:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/rep-maxine-waters-all-hands-on-deck-against-trump-1443615299776

* "Special counsel prosecutors say they have communications of Stone with WikiLeaks:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/15/politics/roger-stone-wikileaks/index.html

* "Judge gags Roger Stone from Mueller comments around D.C. courthouse:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/15/judge-hits-roger-stone-with-gag-order-1172114

* "Developments in three Mueller-related cases advance Trump scandal:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/developments-in-three-mueller-related-cases-advance-trump-scandal-1443687491617

* "Manafort hid Russian intel-tied contacts, faces decades of prison:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/manafort-hid-russian-intel-tied-contacts-faces-decades-of-prison-1443687491596

* "Sarah Sanders interviewed by Robert Mueller's office:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/15/politics/sarah-sanders-robert-mueller/index.html

* "How the Trump administration is bucking the legal process:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/how-the-trump-administration-is-bucking-1443627075956

* "Frustrated Trump lashes out after border defeat:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/15/trump-national-emergency-border-wall-1170988

* "Trump undermines emergency declaration as soon as he makes it:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/trump-undermines-emergency-declaration-as-soon-as-he-makes-it-1443682883506

* "Shooter who opened fire in workplace where 5 died had lost his job, police say:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/15/us/illinois-active-shooter-report/index.html

* "Trump’s bewildering national emergency press conference, annotated:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/02/15/trumps-bewildering-national-emergency-press-conference-annotated/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.e5e7d65f183e

* "Trump’s Bizarre, Rambling Announcement of a National Emergency:" https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/02/trump-emergency-declaration/582904/

* "Colin Kaepernick To Get Settlement In NFL Collusion Case:" https://transgriot.blogspot.com/2019/02/colin-kaepernick-to-get-settlement-in.html

* "Chris Wilson - "The Master Plan" & Overcoming Adversity After Prison - Extended Interview:"

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* "Trump 2020: Stolen Slogans:"

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* "Averting Shutdowns Is The Bare Minimum:"

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* "Pelosi Warns Of The Consequences Of A National Emergency:"

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* "Niger's Giraffes Came Back From Extinction. Now They're Poaching People’s Food.:"

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* "Rare insight into most trafficked mammal:" https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47200816

* "Trump's Border Emergency, Amazon's Canceled New York Plans & Reporters Expose Subway Fare Evaders:"

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* A benefactor came through for half, so basically I need the car registration reup $70.00. Fixing plumbing is on hold until next month or later.

I am disabled with three cats and need the car to get around.

Paypal Lethran@gmail.com or paypal.me/Gwydion

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

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

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

* Upset about the abuse of big cats by people who shouldn't be allowed to keep them? Big cat rescue is trying to change laws to protect wild animals. "Cat Laws:" https://bigcatrescue.org/cat-laws/

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

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

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

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

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

* Birthday/Solstice master list: https://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/1925021.html

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15 February 2019 07:10
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* "Spain’s Open Wounds:" https://www.newyorker.com/news/dispatch/spains-open-wounds

* "Airline sues passenger who skipped his flight:" https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/lufthansa-sues-passenger-scli-intl/index.html

* "Australia to revive island detention centre:" https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-47221362

* "Mothers' fury: The cost of challenging Putin:" https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-47217017/mothers-fury-the-cost-of-challenging-putin

* "House Votes to Halt Aid for Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/13/us/politics/yemen-war-saudi-arabia.html

* "Trump asks Americans to abandon truth with daily, petty lies:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/trump-asks-americans-to-abandon-truth-with-daily-petty-lies-1443038787956

* "McCabe says he quickly opened FBI investigation of Trump for fear of being fired:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/mccabe-says-he-quickly-opened-fbi-investigation-of-trump-for-fear-of-being-fired/2019/02/14/262dd7b0-3054-11e9-8ad3-9a5b113ecd3c_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.67ebc6a25963

* "Senate confirms William Barr as attorney general in 54-to-45 vote:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/william-barr-expected-to-be-confirmed-as-attorney-general-thursday/2019/02/13/f162e514-2f1a-11e9-813a-0ab2f17e305b_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.1a9b5c0083f6

* "'Whistleblower" in White House security office seeks protection:" https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/whistleblower-seeks-protection-after-sounding-alarm-over-white-house-security-n970586

* This sounds a lot fairer than what the Republicans did last time. "Democrats announce plans for early debates in 2020 campaign:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/democrats-announce-plans-for-early-debates-in-2020-campaign-1443000387809

* "Congress approves border deal to avert shutdown; Trump to sign it and seek wall money elsewhere:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/mcconnell-predicts-senate-passage-of-border-security-bill-hopes-trump-signs-it/2019/02/14/2f6e2cba-306f-11e9-8ad3-9a5b113ecd3c_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.fef7f29de39a

* "Emergency declaration could backfire, force Republican opposition:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/emergency-declaration-could-backfire-force-republican-opposition-1443038275648

* "Democrats make clear Trump's emergency plan won't come easy:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/democrats-make-clear-trump-s-emergency-plan-won-t-come-easy-1443038275728

* "Trump faces steep opposition to border emergency declaration:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/trump-faces-steep-opposition-to-border-emergency-declaration-1443039811628

* "Crossing the desert along New Mexico's remote border:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/crossing-the-desert-along-new-mexico-s-remote-border-1442977859581

* "Beto: The border has never been as safe and secure as it is now:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/the-border-has-never-been-as-safe-and-secure-as-it-is-now-1442974787669

* "Remembering migrants who perished along the border:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/remembering-migrants-who-perished-along-the-border-1442986563810

* "The Catch-22 for migrants at the border:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/the-catch-22-for-migrants-at-the-border-1442971715721

* "The 500-Year-Long Science Experiment:" https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/01/500-year-long-science-experiment/581155/

* "Climate Change’s Giant Impact on the Economy: 4 Key Issues:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/17/upshot/how-to-think-about-the-costs-of-climate-change.html

* I checked my account today and I have .23. *facepalm* I should not have paid second biggest regular bill, clearly. I need $50ish dollars for insurance autodraw and fees. Car registration reup is $70.00. I need approximately $10.00 for little bill, plus gas money to get me through the rest of February.

I am disabled with three cats and need the car to get around.

Paypal Lethran@gmail.com or paypal.me/Gwydion

UPDATE: A benefactor came through for half, so basically I need the car registration reup $70.00. Fixing plumbing is on hold until next month or later.

* Upset about the abuse of big cats by people who shouldn't be allowed to keep them? Big cat rescue is trying to change laws to protect wild animals. "Cat Laws:" https://bigcatrescue.org/cat-laws/

* I know I've written before about by being the Martyr on HorrorMux. I am having a lot of emotions about it. The current anthology story that's just moved into it's end game takes place in 1989. I am a decade younger than my character, but 1989 was a pretty intense time for me on every level. My character like a majority of the characters in the game went to my second college. This means we do things like reference restaurants we loved but which no longer exist. the way the game uses period music and the way we use period references and the way a lot of the characters have been effected by the Plague and all the other horrible things about being queer in 1989, and all of it makes it incredibly fucking visceral in ways I'm not used to experiencing in role playing.

One top of that, I don't normally play characters that let me be full one as bright as I am with a brain organized fairly similarly to the ways mine is. Sometimes characters I make aren't as bright as I am. When I do make characters who are, they are non-neurotypical, or lack education, or have a learning disability, or something else I filter through. More than a month in, it still feels weird galloping full out at my own speed of thought, rapid processing new information and acting on it in the same pose, instead of running it all through a bunch of filters.

Despite the massive differences, this character is way closer to home than I usually go and has dramatically more of me in it than I like to put there. Add in how intense the story line is and how much loss grieving there is in it, and the whole thing is jagged and raw in ways I'm not used to.

Which doesn't mean I'm going all mazes and monsters or anything, but I do find myself mourning all sorts of odd RL things. A couple of restaurants Skye, who is now ash, and I went to that are long gone. Conversations with the comic book guy I was friends with who died not that long after Skye. Stupid shit like Skye and I playing bridge and trading massages with another couple while we listened to Jagged Little Pill. Me talking late into the night in his smoke saturated room while he blew rings out his window. the rush between classes on a rare snowy day surrounded by other students with no clue how to move on ice. The Pepto Bismo Pink house where I lived twice under very different circumstances. This one particular tree I loved like it was a person. Flirting with the boy who was really to straight to be flirting with me over Italian sodas. watching my friends stealing cheese off each other's burgers when one of them went to the bathroom. Marcy sliding over the counter to unplug the jukebox at the opening cords of "Aichy Breaky heart." The ducks that used to gather in a particular spot in a section of campus I occasionally crossed. That lone piper in the Pioneer Cemetery. Dancing. Wing Chun.

The person I was and the people and things that time has taken one way or another.

My character died tonight and is already growing into someone else, his possibilities unfurling even as he mourns. I wonder who he'll be in a month?

* I've been having a wonderful time watching Ice skating, but I haven't written about it because I've been quietly drowning in other things.

I just wanted to say how much I've been enjoying Jason Brown's transformation. He was a good skater, but not a brilliant one. He wasn't top ranked, but he was very precise and he worked so hard. I always rooted for him, but he wasn't special.

This year? He's special. It's like he went away over the summer and found his voice. Suddenly, he's mesmerizing. There's a fluidity and a personality to his routines that changes everything. I'm just so happy for him because it feels like he's becoming the skater I'd always hoped he could be, and he just seems so much happier, so much freer.

Best of luck, Jason Brown.

* Snerk. "This chap tried to mansplain the difference between vulva and vagina and the takedowns were brutal:" https://www.thepoke.co.uk/2019/02/11/chap-tried-mansplain-difference-vulva-vagina-takedowns-brutal/

* "Tortall and Other Lands Fills in Gaps, Part 1: Tortall:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/tortall-other-lands-fills-gaps/

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

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

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

* Upset about the abuse of big cats by people who shouldn't be allowed to keep them? Big cat rescue is trying to change laws to protect wild animals. "Cat Laws:" https://bigcatrescue.org/cat-laws/

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

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

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

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

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

* Birthday/Solstice master list: https://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/1925021.html

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14 February 2019 04:37
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* "AP Explains: Catalans appear at ‘trial of century’ in Spain:" https://www.apnews.com/5c35835c33ba42d296a6bf737dea7440

* "National debt hits new milestone, topping $22 trillion:" https://apnews.com/91b54fd7207c45eb93523567152e43dc

* "Americans ask: What happened to my tax refund?:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/americans-ask-what-happened-to-my-tax-refund-1442308163610

* "President Trump installed a room-sized golf simulator at White House:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/president-trump-installed-a-room-sized-golf-simulator-at-white-house/2019/02/13/ed3f6d5c-2e45-11e9-813a-0ab2f17e305b_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.74253b51a3e8

* "House Democrats plan their own vast Russia probe focused on Trump's finances:" https://www.axios.com/house-democrats-donald-trump-russia-investigation-05918127-c77a-424d-a805-cde8e67bffe9.html

* "Judge rules Manafort lied to Mueller about contacts with Russian:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/13/paul-manafort-ruling-1169380

* "How Manafort’s 2016 meeting with a Russian employee at New York cigar club goes to ‘the heart’ of Mueller’s probe:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-manaforts-2016-meeting-with-a-russian-employee-at-new-york-cigar-club-goes-to-the-heart-of-muellers-probe/2019/02/12/655f84dc-2d67-11e9-8ad3-9a5b113ecd3c_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.58930860c491

* "Manafort-Linked PAC Failed To Report $1 Million And The FEC Wants To Know Why:" https://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/manafort-linked-pac-failed-to-report-1-million-and-the-fec-wants-to-know-why

* "Mueller extends winning streak as judge blows up Manafort deal:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/mueller-extends-winning-streak-as-judge-blows-up-manafort-deal-1442365507719

* "Schiff: Mueller findings 'too big to be swept under the rug':" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/schiff-mueller-findings-too-big-to-be-swept-under-the-rug-1442364995532

* "Justice Department investigating leak of confidential Michael Cohen bank records:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/13/politics/michael-cohen-personal-bank-records-charges/index.html

* "FEMA chief William ‘Brock’ Long, who faced hurricanes, wildfires and an internal investigation, quits:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/02/13/brock-long-resigns-fema-administrator/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2bcc4e593446

* "Trump urges Tennessee Valley Authority to keep open an aging coal-burning power plant:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/trump-urges-tennessee-valley-authority-to-keep-open-49-year-old-coal-plant/2019/02/12/6fa1810c-2ed9-11e9-813a-0ab2f17e305b_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.5515116aca73

* "'Uniquely American': Senate passes landmark bill to enlarge national parks:" https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/13/senate-bill-public-lands-national-parks-expanded

* "Meet the Christian Reconstructionist Waging War on School Bonds:" https://www.patheos.com/blogs/lovejoyfeminism/2019/02/meet-the-christian-reconstructionist-waging-war-on-school-bonds.html

* "House Judiciary passes first major gun violence bill in decades:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/house-judiciary-passes-first-major-gun-violence-bill-in-decades-1442367555506

* Republicans are really winning their class warfare against working Americans. "A record 7 million Americans are 3 months behind on their car payments, a red flag for the economy:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/02/12/record-million-americans-are-months-behind-their-car-payments-red-flag-economy/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.82550de4572b

* "Border deal nears passage as lawmakers prepare for votes, with Trump expected to sign:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/lawmakers-rush-to-resolve-last-minute-snags-in-spending-bill-as-shutdown-looms/2019/02/13/3f9b33e6-2f91-11e9-8ad3-9a5b113ecd3c_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.116c86d709cf

* "20 Years After NYPD Killing of Amadou Diallo, What’s Changed?:" http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/02/after-the-nypd-killing-of-amadou-diallo-whats-changed.html

* "A No-Knock Raid in Houston Led to Deaths and Police Injuries. Should Police Rethink the Practice?:" https://www.texasmonthly.com/news/a-no-knock-raid-in-houston-led-to-deaths-and-police-injuries-should-police-rethink-the-practice/

* "When the Camera Was a Weapon of Imperialism. (And When It Still Is.):" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/06/magazine/when-the-camera-was-a-weapon-of-imperialism-and-when-it-still-is.html

* "Drunk History - Love:" http://www.cc.com/episodes/eid54x/drunk-history-love-season-6-ep-605

* "Green New Deal:"

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* "Thicc not Sick:"

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* "'(Trump's Rally In) El Paso' By Marty Robbins:"

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* "Trump's Friends At Fox Don't Like The Bipartisan Deal:"

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* "Trump 2020: Murders, Murders, Murders, Killings, Murders!:"

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* "Meanwhile... When You Have To Resign Over Face-Licking:"

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* "Bricky the Border Wall Heads to Texas:"

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* "What It Feels Like To Have Plants In The House Now:" https://www.shatnerchatner.com/p/what-it-feels-like-to-have-plants

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

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

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

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

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

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

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

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

* Birthday/Solstice master list: https://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/1925021.html

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13 February 2019 04:56
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* "Torture still scars Iranians 40 years after revolution:" https://www.apnews.com/072580b5f24b4f8ea2402221d530257e

* "‘I Had No Options’: The Rohingya Man Who Smuggled Himself:" https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2019/02/rohingya-man-smuggled-himself-myanmar/581806/

* "Swiss Mystery Company Is at the Heart of a Mueller Puzzle:" https://www.thedailybeast.com/swiss-mystery-company-is-at-the-heart-of-a-mueller-puzzle

* "GOP livid with Trump over ignored Khashoggi report:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/11/gop-trump-ignored-khashoggi-report-1164487

* "Big businesses promised wage hikes from Trump's tax cuts. What actually happened? – Center for Public Integrity:" https://publicintegrity.org/business/taxes/trumps-tax-cuts/last-year-some-bonuses-some-pay-raises-this-year-not-so-much/

* "Shameless Trump favor for donor threatens to normalize corruption:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/shameless-trump-favor-for-donor-threatens-to-normalize-corruption-1441721411695

* "BBC cameraman shoved and abused at Trump rally in El Paso:" https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/feb/12/bbc-cameraman-shoved-and-abused-at-trump-rally-in-el-paso

* "Senate Intel chair slams Trump fixer Michael Cohen, as House Democrats staff up probes:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/house-judiciary-adds-two-high-profile-consultants-for-trump-probes/2019/02/12/dfffb8e6-2eda-11e9-813a-0ab2f17e305b_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.50d9caf7d9a9

* "Top Leader at Interior Dept. Pushes a Policy Favoring His Former Client:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/12/climate/david-bernhardt-endangered-species.html

* "Ex-White House aide sues Trump:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/11/cliff-sims-sues-trump-1164558

* "This grievance board for federal workers has one person left — and he’s about to leave:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/this-grievance-board-for-federal-workers-has-one-person-left--and-hes-about-to-leave/2019/02/12/c573e446-296e-11e9-b011-d8500644dc98_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.b2fbe600d7f6

* "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Exposes The Dark Side Of Politics In 5 Incredible Minutes:" https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-campaign-finance_us_5c5d246be4b03afe8d6637ff?utm_hp_ref=ca-us-politics

* "McConnell: Senate will vote on the Green New Deal:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/12/green-new-deal-senate-vote-1166290

* "FAMILY Act: Gillibrand renews push for national paid leave program:" https://auburnpub.com/blogs/eye_on_ny/family-act-gillibrand-renews-push-for-national-paid-leave-program/article_375e1254-4a91-57e4-8dcc-4e47e1866bf4.html

* "Gillibrand: Women running for president 'breaks down bias':" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/gillibrand-women-running-for-president-breaks-down-bias-1441625667923

* "Booker brings unique energy, optimism to 2020 race:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/booker-brings-unique-energy-optimism-to-2020-race-1441692227711

* "Booker sees path to getting things done despite D.C. cynicism:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/booker-sees-path-to-getting-things-done-despite-d-c-cynicism-1441695811877

* "Booker calls out broken U.S. criminal justice system:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/booker-calls-out-broken-u-s-criminal-justice-system-1441696323541

* "Gardner Snarls At Women Who Cheered During Trump Speech:" https://coloradotimesrecorder.com/2019/02/gardner-snarls-at-women-who-cheered-during-trump-speech/13614/

* "Negotiators reach deal ‘in principle’ to avert shutdown:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/11/shutdown-congress-border-security-1163824

* "‘It will create a firestorm’: Mulvaney’s border wall cash grab sparks dissent in White House:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/11/mick-mulvaney-border-wall-funds-1163996

* "Trump administration still separating families at border, advocates say:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/feb/12/trump-el-paso-family-separations-migrants-immigration

* "Shoot Someone In A Major US City, And Odds Are You’ll Get Away With It:" https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahryley/police-unsolved-shootings

* TW: Sexual Harassment "If He's Sexually Aggressive In Bars, It's Not Because He's Drunk:" https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2014/03/03/285307535/mens-drinking-isnt-the-driver-of-sexual-aggression-in-bars

* TW: Sexual Assault. "A Florida politician allegedly made a habit of licking men’s faces. She has now resigned.:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/02/07/florida-politician-allegedly-made-habit-licking-mens-faces-now-shes-resigned/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.774246f26651

* TW: Suicide. "The parking lot suicides:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/national/wp/2019/02/07/feature/the-parking-lot-suicides/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.acb32f7f3a08

* "If You're Often Angry Or Irritable, You May Be Depressed:" https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/02/04/689747637/if-youre-often-angry-or-irritable-you-may-be-depressed

* "Growing opioid crisis adds to Puerto Rico's problems:" https://www.apnews.com/2636642b00e14f8b84f7e6e71a9ee1f7

* "6 Epidemics That Changed History:" http://mentalfloss.com/article/570491/epidemics-that-changed-history

* "Did Black Rebellion Win the Civil War?:" https://daily.jstor.org/did-black-rebellion-win-the-civil-war/?utm_term=Did%20Black%20Rebellion%20Win%20the%20Civil%20War&utm_campaign=jstordaily_02072019&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email

* "President Trump and Beto O'Rourke's Dueling Rallies:"

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* "F**k These Animals - Polar Bears Invade Russia & Pablo Escobar's Hippos Overrun Colombian Villages:"

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* I'm basically snowed in, in that it's too dangerous for me to leave the house. Squirrel has work of course, and his truck is dead again and so needs to go to the shop. Which means he's using mine. I just won back parking Friday, and I desperately need it just now because of the fall risk if I do go out. Each time he leaves the house is a gamble with his safety on these roads. It's a gamble with the only working vehicle we have. He has to go because of the nature of his job whatever the weather.

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

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

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

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

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

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

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

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

* Birthday/Solstice master list: https://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/1925021.html

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12 February 2019 02:43
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* "Some uneasy as Central African Republic, rebels make peace:" https://www.apnews.com/8623a45b2e134e35866372578acc3742

* "Deadly Brazil dam collapse was disaster waiting to happen:" https://www.apnews.com/50f0adc93a884cc6955378a69830236b

* "Iran's revolutionaries have mixed feelings, 40 years later:" https://www.apnews.com/aff9e8b611864373be8a239045cbaa72

* "Cornered in Syria, IS lays groundwork for a new insurgency:" https://www.apnews.com/03b0fd8f4f11434f80041de523dd4787

* 45 thinks that’s working. "White House says leaker about to be caught. Then new leaked copies of Trump schedule land:" https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2019/02/10/trump-explains-executive-time/2832329002/

* "Average tax refund down 8% so far this season:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/09/politics/tax-code-early-returns-data/index.html

* "In Closed Hearing, a Clue About ‘the Heart’ of Mueller’s Russia Inquiry:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/10/us/politics/manafort-mueller-russia-inquiry.html

* "National Enquirer Publisher Asked Justice Department for Advice on Saudi Connection:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/national-enquirer-publisher-asked-justice-department-for-advice-on-saudi-connection-11549908996

* "Mistress’ Brother Leaked Bezos Texts to Enquirer:" https://www.thedailybeast.com/mistress-lauren-sanchezs-brother-leaked-bezos-racy-texts-to-enquirer-sources-say-7

* "The Unbelievable Story Of The Plot Against George Soros:" https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hnsgrassegger/george-soros-conspiracy-finkelstein-birnbaum-orban-netanyahu

* "Elizabeth Warren kicks off presidential bid with challenge to super wealthy — and other Democrats:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/09/politics/elizabeth-warren-campaign-kickoff-massachusetts/index.html

* "Donald Trump Jr. calls father's tweet about Sen. Elizabeth Warren 'savage' in social media post:" https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/donald-trump-jr-calls-fathers-tweet-sen-elizabeth/story?id=60970497

* "Kamala Harris calls for marijuana legalization: 'I think it gives a lot of people joy':" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/11/kamala-harris-2020-marijuana-legalization-1163795

* "Klobuchar jumps into presidential race:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/10/amy-klobuchar-2020-presidential-candidate-1162576

* "Klobuchar campaign launch emphasizes Democrats' Midwest momentum:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/klobuchar-campaign-launch-emphasizes-democrats-midwest-momentum-1441064515842

* "Klobuchar: 'Our country has to stand as a beacon of democracy':" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/klobuchar-our-country-has-to-stand-as-a-beacon-of-democracy-1441064515916

* "Denver Teachers Strike Over Base Pay:" https://www.npr.org/2019/02/11/693416928/denver-teachers-strike-over-base-pay

* "Denver school teachers walk out on first day of strike:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/denver-school-teachers-walk-out-on-first-day-of-strike-1441080387598

* "America’s Gun Stores Are Easy Targets for Thieves:" https://www.thetrace.org/features/gun-store-theft-trafficking-atf/

* "Shutdown talks take a turn for the worse:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/10/government-shutdown-talks-hit-snag-1160924

* "Today: California to Trump: No Troops for You at the Border:" https://www.latimes.com/newsletters/la-me-todays-headlines-20190211-story.html

* "Beto O'Rourke, Trump Set For Clash In El Paso Over Border Wall:" https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/beto-orourke-trump-el-paso_us_5c620e38e4b028d543172ca8

* "President trump offers rare moment of clarity about immigration policy:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/president-trump-offers-rare-moment-of-clarity-about-immigration-policy-1440996419703

* "Trump border wall hype met by significant resistance in El Paso:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/trump-border-wall-hype-met-by-significant-resistance-in-el-paso-1441080387638

* TW: Suicide "District of Despair: On a Montana Reservation, Schools Favor Whites Over Native Americans:" https://www.propublica.org/article/education-discrimination-montana-reservation-schools-favor-whites-over-native-americans

* "One Lawyer, 194 Felony Cases, and No Time:" https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/01/31/us/public-defender-case-loads.html

* I favor harm reduction. "U.S. sues to block Philadelphia safe drug-injection site:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-justice-safeinjection-lawsuit/u-s-sues-to-block-philadelphia-safe-drug-injection-site-idUSKCN1PV2EF

* "The Birth of Off Broadway: Crash Course Theater #47:"

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* "The Computer and Turing: Crash Course History of Science #36:"

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* "Special Report: The toxic legacy of a California Naval base:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-legacy-specialreport/special-report-the-toxic-legacy-of-a-california-naval-base-idUSKCN1PP1IX

* "Chris gives us yet another reason to care about climate change:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/chris-gives-us-yet-another-reason-to-care-about-climate-change-1441009219985

* "Sarah Sanders' Reaction To Every News Story:"

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* "Doin' It Donkey Style: Amy Klobuchar's Early 2020 Woes:"

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* "Ralph Northam's Imperfect Blackface Apology Tour:"

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* "Kamala Harris Wants to Legalize Weed & Amy Klobuchar's Temper Comes into Question:"

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* "10 Sunday Sweets I'd Make For Valentines If I Could:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2019/2/10/10-sunday-sweets-id-make-for-valentines-if-i-could.html

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

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

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

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

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

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

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

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

* Birthday/Solstice master list: https://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/1925021.html

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11 February 2019 04:22
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* "A Security Company Cashed In on America’s Wars—And Then Disappeared:" https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2019/01/afghanistan-civilian-private-security/581263/

* "New Evidence Emerges of Possible Wrongdoing by Trump Inaugural Committee:" https://www.propublica.org/article/trump-inc-new-evidence-emerges-of-possible-wrongdoing-by-trump-inaugural-committee

* "Whitaker says he never interfered in Mueller probe:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/08/matthew-whitaker-testimony-1159140

* "Whitaker Tries to Stop Top Democrat From Asking About Mueller: ‘Your Five Minutes Is Up’:" https://www.thedailybeast.com/matthew-whitaker-house-judiciary-hearing-opens-with-fireworks-over-subpoena-threat

* "Mueller: Manafort downplayed Russian associate’s conduct even after plea deal:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/07/mueller-investigation-paul-manafort-1157977

* "Rosenstein did not want to write memo justifying Comey firing – new book:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/feb/08/rosenstein-did-not-want-to-write-memo-justifying-comey-firing-new-book

* "Bezos blackmail claims add new twist to tale of Trump, Russia and the media:" https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/feb/07/jeff-bezos-national-enquirer-blackmail-claims-trump

* "John Dingell: My last words for America:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/john-dingell-my-last-words-for-america/2019/02/08/99220186-2bd3-11e9-984d-9b8fba003e81_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.534e9a912d0a

* "Harry Reid Rebuked Amy Klobuchar For Mistreatment Of Staff:" https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/amy-klobuchar-mistreat-staff-harry-reid_us_5c5db1ece4b03afe8d674530

* "Trump appears to joke about Trail of Tears in tweet about Warren:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/trump-appears-to-joke-about-trail-of-tears-in-tweet-about-elizabeth-warren-1440281667740

* "The Millennial Era of Climate Politics Has Arrived:" https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/02/aocgreen-new-deal-new-era-millennial-climate-politics/582295/

* "Some workers still unpaid after shutdown, dread what's next:" https://www.apnews.com/5b094fa1b7964d3d902cce00f8457861

* "The Deported Americans:" https://story.californiasunday.com/deported-americans

* "Trump ‘border crisis’ rally in Texas Monday fuels false narrative:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/trump-to-rally-for-border-wall-in-el-paso-texas-on-monday-1440313923879

* "Trump reportedly employed undocumented despite anti-migrant rhetoric:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/trump-s-bedminster-resort-employed-dozens-of-undocumented-workers-washington-post-reports-1440306755712

* "As death toll keeps rising, U.S. communities start rethinking Taser...:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-taser-deaths-insight/as-death-toll-keeps-rising-u-s-communities-start-rethinking-taser-use-idUSKCN1PT0YT

* "Toilet paper. Dignity. And other things I lacked in prison.:" https://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-matters/article/lack-of-essentials-prison-shame-hope-13590425.php

* "This Is What Happens When You Try to Sue Your Boss:" https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2019-arbitration-hell/

* "A Water Crisis Is Growing In A Place You'd Least Expect It:" https://www.npr.org/2019/02/08/691409795/a-water-crisis-is-growing-in-a-place-youd-least-expect-it

* "Grandmothers helping to banish female genital circumcision:" https://www.apnews.com/42ba4018dd984267807ded42c38f975b

* "Why so many young women 'aren't feminists':" https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47006912

* TW: Sexual Assault "Va. Lt. Gov. Fairfax Asks For FBI Investigation After 2nd Sexual Assault Accusation:" https://www.npr.org/2019/02/08/692836826/2nd-accuser-comes-forward-against-virginia-lt-gov-justin-fairfax

* "The Era Of Easy Recycling May Be Coming To An End:" https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-era-of-easy-recycling-may-be-coming-to-an-end/

* "Even Within the Same Zip Code, Traffic Pollution Affects School Outcomes:" https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/02/air-pollution-kids-health-data-school-academic-test-scores/581929/

* "Watching Our Weight Could Be Killing Us:" https://www.wired.com/story/watching-our-weight-could-be-killing-us/

* "Descendants from last US slave ship gathering in Alabama:" https://www.apnews.com/74c7c9513de34b6c875db68d44952157

* "Another byproduct of this extreme cold: ghost apples:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/08/us/michigan-ghost-apples-trnd/index.html

* "Women of Congress - SNL:"

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* "Them Trumps: State of the Union - SNL:"

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* "Weekend Update: Apple Introduces Disability Emojis - SNL:"

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* "Weekend Update: Blackface and Blackmail Scandals - SNL:"

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* "State Meeting - SNL:"

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* The cat TV has been terribly boring since the birds all migrated, but today, Livia kitten saw a live presentation of a snow storm. It's the best window viewing she's had in months. Tavy and I caught a short of "Hummingbird Staring at Us While We Stare at Her" last week, but alas, the Empress missed that one. Livia can often be found on the windowsill at the right time for viewing, staring out in disappointed hopes of a rerun of "Gazebo Birds Getting Ready for Bed" which is her favorite program. I have no way to convey to her it's on hiatus until spring. Tavy has several fish related shows he enjoys watching, but Livia isn't much for those.

* "Black Lightning 2x12 Review 'Just and Unjust':" https://www.thefandomentals.com/black-lightning-2x12-just-and-unjust/

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

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

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

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

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

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

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

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

* Birthday/Solstice master list: https://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/1925021.html

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10 February 2019 00:51
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* "‘Feels like home’: Israeli school for migrant kids wins by bridging worlds:" https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2019/0206/Feels-like-home-Israeli-school-for-migrant-kids-wins-by-bridging-worlds

* "Saudi Arabia Sought Vice’s Help to Build a Media Empire:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/saudi-arabia-sought-vices-help-to-build-a-media-empire-11549621800

* "Saudi media blitz could explain devotion of National Enquirer/AMI:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/saudi-media-blitz-could-explain-devotion-of-national-enquirer-ami-1439947331793

* "New Evidence Emerges of Possible Wrongdoing by Trump Inaugural Committee:" https://www.propublica.org/article/trump-inc-new-evidence-emerges-of-possible-wrongdoing-by-trump-inaugural-committee

* "Whitaker says he never interfered in Mueller probe:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/08/matthew-whitaker-testimony-1159140

* "Whitaker Tries to Stop Top Democrat From Asking About Mueller: ‘Your Five Minutes Is Up’:" https://www.thedailybeast.com/matthew-whitaker-house-judiciary-hearing-opens-with-fireworks-over-subpoena-threat

* "Mueller: Manafort downplayed Russian associate’s conduct even after plea deal:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/07/mueller-investigation-paul-manafort-1157977

* "Rosenstein did not want to write memo justifying Comey firing – new book:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/feb/08/rosenstein-did-not-want-to-write-memo-justifying-comey-firing-new-book

* "Bezos blackmail claims add new twist to tale of Trump, Russia and the media:" https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/feb/07/jeff-bezos-national-enquirer-blackmail-claims-trump

* "Bezos Leak Probe Questions Mistress’ Brother in National Enquirer Leak Probe:" https://www.thedailybeast.com/bezos-investigators-question-the-brother-of-his-mistress-lauren-sanchez-in-national-enquirer-leak-probe

* "National Enquirer’s parent says it will ‘thoroughly investigate’ extortion allegations made by Jeff Bezos:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/02/08/amazon-ceo-jeff-bezos-accuses-national-enquirer-extortion-over-intimate-photos/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.0e585363cfc6

* "'Blackmail' claim against national enquirer widens:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/-blackmail-claim-against-national-enquirer-widens-1439886403723

* "Maya Wiley: Bezos was very clear on AMI allegations stating if I don't draw the line, who can?:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/ami-under-scrutiny-after-bezos-extortion-claim-1440121411534

* "Trump picks golf club, Mar-a-Lago members as ambassadors:" https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/investigations/2019/02/08/donald-trump-picks-ambassadors-golf-club-mar-lago-members/2748260002/

* "Sen. Elizabeth Warren now a Massachusetts liberal, was an Oklahoma Republican:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/sen-elizabeth-warren-now-a-massachusetts-liberal-was-an-oklahoman-republican-1440129091763

* "Trump Gives Ground on His Wall as Border Deal Comes Into View:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/08/us/politics/government-shutdown-deal.html

* "Rep. Jayapal wants "reparations" for separated families:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/rep-jayapal-wants-reparations-for-separated-families-1439880259798

* "Lawyer for rapper 21 Savage: ‘We need everybody behind us to convince ICE it’s not a good idea to detain him’:" http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/rapper-21-savage-facing-possible-deportation-held-in-ice-detention-1440122947950

* TW: Sexual Assault. "Justin Fairfax Faces Mounting Calls for Resignation Amid Second Sexual-Assault Allegation:" https://www.thedailybeast.com/justin-fairfax-faces-mounting-calls-for-resignation-amid-second-sexual-assault-allegation?source=articles&via=rss

* TW: Sexual Assault. "New sex assault claim prompts wave of calls for Fairfax to resign:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/new-sex-assault-claim-prompts-wave-of-calls-for-fairfax-to-resign-1439951939659

* TW: Sexual Assault. "Calls for resignations grow as scandals burden Virginia politics:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/calls-for-resignations-grow-as-scandals-burden-virginia-politics-1439949379860

* "Justices Let Alabama Execute Death Row Inmate Who Wanted Imam By His Side:" https://www.npr.org/2019/02/08/692605056/supreme-court-lets-alabama-execute-muslim-murderer-without-imam-by-his-side

* "SCOTUS disregards Establishment Clause to expedite prisoner death:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/scotus-disregards-establishment-clause-to-expedite-prisoner-death-1439948355738

* Don’t get too excited. It’s just a stay until SCOTUS can hear it and rule. "Supreme Court on 5-to-4 vote blocks restrictive Louisiana abortion law:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/supreme-court-on-5-to-4-vote-blocks-restrictive-louisiana-abortion-law/2019/02/07/a90742dc-2656-11e9-81fd-b7b05d5bed90_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.3eadd59674bb

* "Women Writers of the Harlem Renaissance:" https://www.writersspot.net/articles/women-writers-of-the-harlem-renaissance

* "Another Confession From A Virginia Politician:"

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* "We're Finally Going To Get Trump's Tax Returns:"

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* Friday I helped a friend give a Trans lecture, which is why there was total silence Friday night. I did the lecture and did forage and errands, including paying the half year housing tax. It was cold and flurrying out and everything was more annoying than it had to be. It took half an hour to pump ten dollars' worth of gas into my car. That sort of thing. Plus I was antibiotic sick and had been off my arthritis meds for most of a week. Once everything was away, I ate and did lungs. The cats have been distressed by the cold and aweek's worth of schedule disruptions, but they really liked the thing where I went to bed and mostly stayed their all evening and night. It was low quality sleep because of the pain, so I ended up reading chunks of winter's Tide and petting the Imperial couple whenever they liked. I don't think Livia had ever come for so many cuddle pets in a fifteen hour period, except for that one weekend when she had a bad cold and fever. Tavy was way better behaved than he's been the past couple weeks and voluntarily shared the bed his human the whole time instead of randomly being a jerk to show he could. Tavy mostly slept in the leg mest when it wasn't his pettin turn,, and she slept on the body pillow she particularly likes, pressed up against me. I love when they do peaceable kingdom like that.

* This trans lecture was fine, but not as fun as the lest one. They were way more interested in medical stuff and more generally quiescent. I think the cold had them all a bit subdued. The thing that really stayed with me was towards the end of question time. One of them asked about the 2016 election, to which my immediate response was a burst of incredibly grim laughter. Like a lot of young people, what she really wanted to know was what do we new next.

My response was along the lines of this: We mourn. We organize. We take care of each other. We fight back. The pendulum swings. My whole life, whenever we make real progress, there's a backlash. When that happens, we come together and fight back. Activism is the way we survive this and how we keep moving forward.

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

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

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

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

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

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

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

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

* Birthday/Solstice master list: https://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/1925021.html

Not Quite Caught Up.

8 February 2019 04:34
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* "Tasmania is burning. The climate disaster future has arrived while those in power laugh at us:" https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/05/tasmania-is-burning-the-climate-disaster-future-has-arrived-while-those-in-power-laugh-at-us

* "Hack attempt hits Australian parliament:" https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-47166590

* "Thai princess in extraordinary poll bid:" https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47167378

* "US demands Venezuela open aid corridor:" https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-47143492

* "U.S. Military Sets April Target Date for Leaving Syria:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-military-sets-april-target-date-for-leaving-syria-11549573965

* "No talks between Trump and China's Xi before trade deadline:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/no-talks-set-between-trump-and-chinas-xi-before-trade-deadline-idUSKCN1PW223

* "New Trump rules make it easier for U.S. gun makers to sell overseas:" https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/new-trump-rules-make-it-easier-u-s-gun-makers-n968601

“To cite just a few reasons, it will make it easier for dictators, organized crime, and terrorists to obtain guns in large quantities,” one of them, Marilyn Guterman, commented. “Please, in the name of peace and sanity do not allow this to happen.”

* "T-Mobile executives seeking merger approval booked more than 52 nights at Trump’s D.C. hotel — more than previously known:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/t-mobile-executives-seeking-merger-approval-booked-more-than-52-nights-at-trumps-hotel--more-than-previously-known/2019/02/06/cd6fa7e6-29ca-11e9-b011-d8500644dc98_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.ba4554bc7d02

* "House Democrats take 1st step to obtain Trump's tax returns:" https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/house-democrats-1st-step-obtain-trumps-tax-returns/story?id=60899702

* "Prosecutors still investigating campaign finance crimes Michael Cohen admitted to, judge says:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/07/politics/michael-cohen-prosecutors-judge/index.html

* "Russian Agent Maria Butina’s Boyfriend Indicted for Fraud:" https://www.thedailybeast.com/paul-erickson-russian-agent-maria-butinas-boyfriend-indicted-for-fraud

* "Whitaker agrees to testify before Congress after saying he wouldn’t if under subpoena threat:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/house-panel-authorizes-subpoena-for-acting-attorney-general-whitaker-just-in-case/2019/02/07/1e5ec47a-2af2-11e9-b011-d8500644dc98_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.9dc5505d72bb

* "Trump furious after Schiff hires former NSC aides to help oversee his administration:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/07/politics/adam-schiff-trump-white-house-staffers/index.html

* "Senate panel approves Trump attorney general nominee:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-barr/senate-panel-approves-trump-attorney-general-nominee-idUSKCN1PW288

* "Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer of extortion over intimate photos:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/2019/02/07/f501d20c-2b2d-11e9-b2fc-721718903bfc_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.664f5418aba0

* "Ronan Farrow says he also faced ‘blackmail efforts from AMI’ for reporting on the National Enquirer, Trump:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/02/08/ronan-farrow-says-he-was-also-blackmail-target-after-reporting-national-enquirer-trump/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.af9a5aeb4960

* "Bezos: National Enquirer made extortion threat over investigation:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/bezos-national-enquirer-made-extortion-threat-over-investigation-1439281731701

* "Bezos suggests National Enquirer nervous about Saudi Arabia ties:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/bezos-suggests-national-enquirer-nervous-about-saudi-arabia-ties-1439286339811

* "Former Fox News reporter named to lead counter-propaganda efforts at State:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/07/politics/lea-gabrielle-gec-state/index.html

* "Waters demands that Consumer Bureau pull new payday proposal:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/06/maxine-waters-payday-lenders-1152678

* "'Green New Deal' lands in the Capitol:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/07/green-new-deal-resolution-1155146

* "Can the Green New Deal change...everything?:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/can-the-green-new-deal-change-everything-1439226947892

* "HHS official: We warned about child separation:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/hhs-official-we-warned-about-child-separation-1439224387867

* "Virginia State Senator Tommy Norment Edited Yearbook With Blackface, Slurs:" https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tommy-norment-racist-yearbook-blackface-virginia-senator_us_5c5c6fefe4b0d073e7043f0b

* Seriously, Virginia?

* "Inside the Brooklyn prison freeze:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/inside-the-brooklyn-prison-freeze-1439219267540

* "Police Thought Cotton Candy Was Meth. She Spent 3 Months in Jail for Their Mistake.:" https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/28/us/woman-jailed-cotton-candy-meth.html

* "Religious leaders applaud Trump’s strong antiabortion stance at prayer gathering:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/religious-leaders-applaud-trumps-strong-antiabortion-stance-at-prayer-gathering/2019/02/07/c8c89efa-2add-11e9-b011-d8500644dc98_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.936ed28e8ae7

* TW: Pedophilia. Woody Allen is back in the news, and I want to rerun this old piece by Ronan Farrow about the way the Media does and does not cover his molestation of Dylan Farrow. "My Father, Woody Allen, and the Danger of Questions Unasked:" https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/my-father-woody-allen-danger-892572

* "The Trump Administration Has Repeatedly Proved It Doesn’t Care About Ending HIV/AIDS:" https://www.gq.com/story/trump-admin-doesnt-care-about-hiv-aids

* "Maddow: Rosenberg, journalistic treasure, should keep her job:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/maddow-rosenberg-journalistic-treasure-should-keep-her-job-1439284803797

* "Singapore Arrests Man Trying to Smuggle Kittens in His Pants:" http://time.com/5497762/singapore-smuggle-kittens-pants/

* "Michelle Lujan Grisham's Anti-Wall Ad, Gucci's Blackface Controversy & Delta's Suggestive Napkins:"

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* "The Democrats Come for Trump and the Super-Rich:"

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* "The Real State Of The Union:"

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* "Donald Trump's SOTU Didn't Impress Joshua Trump:"

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* "Who Wants To Be Virginia's Governor?:"

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* "Trump's Inauguration Is Now Under Investigation:"

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

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

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

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

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

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

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

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

* Birthday/Solstice master list: https://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/1925021.html

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7 February 2019 05:56
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* "Bangkok running out of air purifiers as toxic smog grips Thailand:" https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/bangkok-running-out-of-air-purifiers-as-toxic-smog-grips-thailand

* "Zimbabwe opposition boycotts Mnangagwa political dialogue:" https://citizen.co.za/news/news-africa/2078401/zimbabwe-opposition-boycotts-mnangagwa-political-dialogue/

* "Putin Warns That Russia Is Developing ‘Invincible’ Hypersonic Missiles:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/06/world/europe/russia-hypersonic-missiles.html

* "Trump announces controversial pick David Malpass for World Bank president:" https://abcnews.go.com/beta-story-container/Politics/trump-announces-controversial-pick-world-bank-president/story?id=60885981

* "On Trump’s calendar, just 17 intelligence briefings in 85 days:" https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/trump-s-calendar-just-17-intelligence-briefings-85-days-n967386

* "Trump Wanted $20 Million for 2006 Moscow Deal, Developer Says:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-06/trump-wanted-20-million-for-2006-moscow-deal-developer-says

* "Why Trump’s zigzagging speech made perfect sense:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/06/state-of-the-union-2019-analysis-1150244

* "State of the Union Fact Check: What Trump Got Right and Wrong:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/05/us/politics/fact-check-state-of-the-union.html

* "In dissonant State of the Union speech, Trump seeks unity while depicting ruin:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/in-state-of-the-union-trump-plans-to-urge-bipartisan-cooperation-in-a-sharply-divided-congress/2019/02/05/519fd74a-296a-11e9-b2fc-721718903bfc_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8ccd7605d60b

* "Before Expected Call for Unity, Trump Laced Into Democrats at Lunch for TV Anchors:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/05/us/politics/trump-lunch-news-anchors.html

* "‘WTF’: Dems rip Trump speech as phony outreach:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/06/state-of-the-union-2019-highlights-1149918

* "On Trump's big applause line, the sound of silence was stunning:" https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-s-big-state-union-applause-line-sound-silence-was-n968136

* "The Daily 202: Trump presents a false choice between investigations and prosperity in State of the Union:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2019/02/06/daily-202-trump-presents-a-false-choice-between-investigations-and-prosperity-in-state-of-the-union/5c5a60151b326b66eb09862e/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.9b22d6f0ab4f

* "Newly unearthed footage shows Donald Trump ‘meeting with Russians in Moscow in 1995’:" https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-russia-video-meeting-moscow-tower-mall-underground-1995-report-footage-archive-a8764921.html

* "Asked to Stop Investigations, House Digs In:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/06/us/politics/trump-pelosi-house-investigations.html

* "Schiff announces sweeping investigation into Trump's finances and Russia:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/06/politics/house-intelligence-transcripts-mueller/index.html

* "House Intel outlines parameters of Trump investigations:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/house-intel-outlines-parameters-of-trump-investigations-1438596675945

* "Mueller probe filings raise prospect of more indictments:" https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/428616-mueller-probe-filings-raise-prospect-of-more-indictments

* "House Intel votes to send witness transcripts to Mueller for possible perjury charges:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/06/house-intel-mueller-investigation-1152048

* "Michael Cohen's testimony before House intel panel delayed:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/06/michael-cohen-testimony-delay-1151101

* "Paul Erickson, boyfriend of Maria Butina, indicted on 11 felonies:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/paul-erickson-boyfriend-of-maria-butina-indicted-on-11-felonies-1438599747647

* "Gardner Supports EPA Decision Not To Regulate Toxic Chemicals In Colorado Drinking Water:" https://coloradotimesrecorder.com/2019/02/gardner-supports-epa-decision-not-to-regulate-toxic-chemicals-in-colorado-drinking-water/13381/

* "Mitch McConnell, Enemy of the Vote:" https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/mitch-mcconnell-enemy-of-the-vote-787596/

* "The House -- finally -- cares about climate change again:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/the-house-finally-cares-about-climate-change-again-1438534723766

* "Castro: Dems must "lead with our values":" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/castro-dems-must-lead-with-our-values-1438541891977

* "Gardner Misled Reporters About Democratic Support For A Wall:" https://coloradotimesrecorder.com/2019/01/for-the-record-in-blaming-democrats-for-the-government-shutdown-gardner-misled-reporters-about-a-previous-u-s-senate-vote/12985/

* TW: Torture "Force-Feeding Is Torture, and the United States Government Is Doing It in Your Name:" https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a26132822/ice-force-feeding-inmates-torture-hunger-strike/

* "Trump admin defends efforts to identify and reunify separated children:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/01/politics/doj-ms-l-immigration-case-family-separation/index.html

* "Congress to seek accountability for Trump child separation policy:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/congress-to-seek-accountability-for-trump-child-separation-policy-1438604355536

* "Ralph Northam must resign:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ralph-northam-must-resign/2019/02/06/b1703986-2a40-11e9-b011-d8500644dc98_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.3b2a97bbcccf

* "Mark Herring said Ralph Northam should resign for wearing blackface in college. Then Herring admitted to doing the same thing.:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/02/06/mark-herring-said-ralph-northam-should-resign-wearing-blackface-college-then-herring-admitted-doing-same-thing/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.b3ed016a70a9

* "NAACP president calls on Virginia attorney general to resign:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/naacp-president-calls-on-virginia-attorney-general-to-resign-1438603843573

* "Liam Neeson’s interview shows that for some, black people are still not fully human:" https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/05/liam-neeson-interview-black-people-actor-racism?fbclid=IwAR3B7vddHVdihQo-ywym-BCG-Kzix1IIJXmYAYk8EeSiBTIJqFEp2UbP54w

"There are several problems with this narrative, but for now let’s focus on just a couple. The first is that it ignores the very low bar that has been set. Since when did people get credit for confessing that they once thought about killing innocent people on the basis of their race and have since thought better of it? And second, the path to redemption storyline only works if Neeson learns something. But in his own words the moral of his story is this:

“I did learn a lesson from it, when I eventually thought, ‘What the fuck are you doing,’ you know?”. That’s it? No we don’t know, Neeson. Buford Posey, I later learned, became a lifelong committed anti-racist. What the fuck are you doing?"

* "Is Chicago’s legacy of segregation causing a reverse Great Migration?:" https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/chicagos-black-exodus/Content?oid=66920657

* TW: Sexual Assault. "Pope Francis confirms Catholic clergy members abused nuns:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/02/05/pope-francis-confirms-catholic-clergy-members-abused-nuns/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.0ea3f3be30b4

* TW: Sexual Assault. "Professor who accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of 2004 sexual assault issues statement detailing alleged incident:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/2019/02/06/daed33aa-2a30-11e9-b2fc-721718903bfc_story.html?noredirect=on

* "Abortion legislation in New York wouldn’t do what Trump said:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/live-updates/trump-white-house/live-fact-checking-and-analysis-of-trumps-2019-state-of-the-union-address/abortion-legislation-in-new-york-wouldnt-do-what-trump-said/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.c690c56b4768

* "Why Women Really Quit Breastfeeding:" https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/features/a21203672/why-women-stop-breastfeeding-pumping-at-work/

* "Japan court upholds sterilization to register gender change:" https://abcnews.go.com/beta-story-container/International/wireStory/japan-court-upholds-sterilization-register-gender-change-60620519

* "Forgotten man, forgotten disease—Aniru Conteh and the battle against Lassa fever:" https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/01/forgotten-man-forgotten-disease-aniru-conteh-and-the-battle-against-lassa-fever/

* "Climate Change, Not Border Security, Is the Real National Emergency:" https://theintercept.com/2019/01/28/border-wall-national-emergency-climate-change/

* "A climate problem even California can't fix: tailpipe pollution:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-climatechange-california-insight/a-climate-problem-even-california-cant-fix-tailpipe-pollution-idUSKCN1PQ4MJ

* "Earth marks fourth hottest year on record as Congress opens climate hearings:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/06/2018-fourth-warmest-year-nasa-noaa-1152260

* "Wildfires, hurricanes and other extreme weather cost the nation 247 lives, nearly $100 billion in damage during 2018:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2019/02/06/wildfires-hurricanes-other-extreme-weather-cost-nation-lives-nearly-billion-damage-during/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.0e087a32d297

* "Ten Stunning Yet Little Known Ancient Treasures Across Africa:" https://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-asia/ten-stunning-yet-little-known-ancient-treasures-across-africa-004427

* "The State of the Union is Long:"

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* "Elliott Abrams' Bitchin' Plan for Venezuela:"

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6 February 2019 03:42
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* "Struggle for control of Venezuela returning to the streets:" https://www.apnews.com/f94da910f37240b8b9fc6d51f46ad7b0

* "Openly gay Polish politician launches progressive 'Spring' party:" https://www.france24.com/en/20190203-openly-gay-polish-politican-launches-progressive-spring-party

* "Women Who Dare To Bicycle In Pakistan:" https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/02/03/684438571/women-who-dare-to-bicycle-in-pakistan

* "First virtual museum of Kazakh women’s history educates and empowers:" https://astanatimes.com/2019/01/first-virtual-museum-of-kazakh-womens-history-educates-and-empowers/?fbclid=IwAR0Q0k3xp9_LDHIfhH-WV5zLCZBgjxBNblZpbSrO1Htv2JmTIVRjqOqTPn4

* "Iraqi president says Trump did not ask permission to 'watch Iran':" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-iraq-idUSKCN1PT0E4

* "Top US general says Trump did not consult him on Syria announcement:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/05/politics/votel-trump-syria-withdrawal/index.html

* "Putin orders Russia to develop new missiles after leaving treaty, will deploy only if US does:" https://abcnews.go.com/beta-story-container/International/putin-orders-russia-develop-missiles-leaving-treaty-deploy/story?id=60798394

* "Senators make a bipartisan push to limit Trump's trade powers:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/05/politics/trump-trade-congress/index.html

* "Trump's early trips to Mar-a-Lago cost nearly $14 million:" https://abcnews.go.com/beta-story-container/Politics/trumps-early-trips-mar-lago-cost-14-million/story?id=60853784

* "The plan to keep Trump’s taxes hidden:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/05/trump-tax-returns-congress-strategy-1145767

* "New York federal prosecutors seek interviews with Trump Organization executives:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/05/politics/new-york-federal-prosecutors-trump-organization-executives/index.html

* "Federal prosecutors issue sweeping subpoena for documents from Trump inaugural committee, a sign of a deepening criminal probe:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal-prosecutors-issue-sweeping-subpoena-for-documents-from-trump-inaugural-committee-a-sign-of-a-deepening-criminal-probe/2019/02/04/b6382642-28e5-11e9-8eef-0d74f4bf0295_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8c80e4ac8487

* "Firms Recruited by Paul Manafort Are Investigated Over Foreign Payments:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/05/us/politics/paul-manafort-news-ukraine.html

* "Trump to nominate Bernhardt as Interior secretary:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/04/david-bernhardt-interior-secretary-1145523

* "Skeptic on radiation limits will head EPA radiation panel:" https://www.apnews.com/78752620f7124421b69a9bb80a9c3108

* "Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes first public appearance since cancer surgery:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/ruth-bader-ginsburg-makes-first-public-appearance-since-cancer-surgery/2019/02/04/251d59f4-28cf-11e9-b2fc-721718903bfc_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.11a33d46f8b1

* "A First: Women Take The Majority In Nevada Legislature And Colorado House:" https://www.npr.org/2019/02/04/691198416/a-first-women-take-the-majority-in-nevada-legislature-and-colorado-house?fbclid=IwAR0fPSLlmuv04W8IVm8uxbefqVeWJrcbNq5P_ISStWkEL1x4cA_luXuMYMk

* "Purge of undocumented workers by the president’s company spreads to at least 5 Trump golf courses:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/purge-of-undocumented-workers-by-the-presidents-company-spreads-to-at-least-5-trump-golf-courses/2019/02/04/99454e4a-2690-11e9-ba08-caf4ff5a3433_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.52912b2cf7ec

* "Trump met with contractors Monday to discuss building border wall:" https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/05/politics/trump-contractors-border-wall-national-emergency/index.html

* "Trump: I ‘set the table beautifully’ for next border wall fight with Democrats:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/feb/03/trump-next-border-wall-fight-with-democrats

* "Pentagon sending 3,750 extra U.S. forces to border with Mexico:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration/pentagon-to-deploy-3750-u-s-forces-to-border-with-mexico-idUSKCN1PS0M5

* They are saying the burden on them to return the thousands of children they decided to kidnap is too high, unlike the burden on the families they harmed and that somehow returning the kidnapped children to their parents who love them will somehow be more damaging than the massive psychological damage they did to the children by kidnapping, abusing them, and giving them away to strangers all without the parent's permission. "Trump Admin Says It's Too Hard To Reunite Thousands Of Separated Families: Court Filing:" https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/report-trump-admin-does-not-plan-to-reunite-families-separated-before-zero-tolerance_us_5c55c3c4e4b087104753e468

* "Growing calls for Virginia governor to resign over racist yearbook photo:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/growing-calls-for-virginia-governor-to-resign-over-racist-yearbook-photo-1436270147714

* "Days of Protest Over Unheated Brooklyn Prison End After Power Is Restored:" https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/02/brooklyn-mdc-prison-heat-protest.html

* "Protests outside Brooklyn jail where there was no heat for days:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/chris-discusses-protests-outside-brooklyn-jail-where-there-was-no-heat-for-days-1437293635608

* "Va. Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax denies sex assault allegation from 2004:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/va-lt-gov-justin-fairfax-denies-sex-assault-allegation-from-2004/2019/02/04/05fb0f6c-272b-11e9-ad53-824486280311_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.ab0485427651

* "Gladys Bentley, Gender-Bending Blues Performer and ’20s Harlem Royalty:" https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/obituaries/gladys-bentley-overlooked.html

* "Genetics and The Modern Synthesis: Crash Course History of Science #35:"

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* "Broadway, Seriously: Crash Course Theater #46:"

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* "The Rooftop Solar Revolution Is Missing Communities of Color:" https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/01/solar-panel-pv-black-hispanic-environmental-justice-equality/581506/

* "Trump Gives Himself Credit in the 2019 State of the Union :" http://www.cc.com/episodes/9axuju/drunk-history-baseball-season-6-ep-602

* "Ralph Northam's Bizarre Blackface Defense:"

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* "Colbert Throws A Super Bowl Party:"

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* "Cory Booker's 2020 Announcement, Dissected:"

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* "Ralph Northam Can't Moonwalk His Way Out Of This:"

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* "Gwyneth Paltrow Is Being Sued For Reckless Skiing:"

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* The antibiotics do seem to be working, I got twelve hours of sleep without the coughing ruining it, and while my lungs are still lacey, I could feel them improving over the course of the evening.

A friend actually located a space heater that a friend of theirs no longer wanted, so LM and I spent a toasty evening despite the cold.

* "Death Masks Delivers :" https://www.thefandomentals.com/death-masks-delivers/

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

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

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

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

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

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

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

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

* Birthday/Solstice master list: https://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/1925021.html

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5 February 2019 00:03
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* "Struggle for control of Venezuela returning to the streets:" https://www.apnews.com/f94da910f37240b8b9fc6d51f46ad7b0

* "Openly gay Polish politician launches progressive 'Spring' party:" https://www.france24.com/en/20190203-openly-gay-polish-politican-launches-progressive-spring-party

* "'Willful Ignorance.' Inside President Trump's Troubled Intel Briefings:" http://time.com/5518947/donald-trump-intelligence-briefings-national-security/

* "Trump has enjoyed 300 hours of 'executive time' since midterms:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/feb/03/trump-executive-time-axios

* "Dirty money fears push Deutsche Bank into trans-Atlantic spotlight:" https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/04/dirty-money-fears-push-deutsche-bank-into-transatlantic-spotlight-1140511

* "Deutsche Bank in Late 2016 Raced to Shed Loan It Made to Russian Bank VTB:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/deutsche-bank-in-late-2016-raced-to-shed-loan-it-made-to-russian-bank-vtb-11549147289

* "Trump Sought a Loan During the 2016 Campaign. Deutsche Bank Said No.:" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/02/business/trump-deutsche-bank.html

* "Trump’s Scottish finances in the spotlight:" https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/trumps-scottish-finances-in-the-spotlight-tnrfhtcd7

* "A Lobbyist At The Trump Tower Meeting Received Half A Million Dollars In Suspicious Payments:" https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emmaloop/trump-tower-meeting-russian-lobbyist-akhmetshin-suspicious-p

* "Trump Moving to Install New Chiefs of Army, Navy, Marines:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-moving-to-install-new-chiefs-of-army-navy-marines-11549230573

* "A Trans Homecoming Queen Reigns In Forsyth County, GA:" https://transgriot.blogspot.com/2019/02/a-trans-homecoming-queen-reigns-in.html

* In cat news, everyone is finally starting to settle down after all the disruptions. The pettin throne is not as sturdy as it was, but the wood glue is holding. A of Sunday, LM got to spend her evening on her proper elder kitty napping spot and the imperial couple can now watch humming birds from on top of the light box as is their wont.

The toilet tank may have a very slow leak, but it's slow enough to not be a real issue. For the first time since I moved in, the whole toilet doesn't wiggle when I sit on it. I'm likely still going to need to futz with the chain, but it doesn't run all the time anymore. It turns out the sound was scaring Livia, so as a bonus she can come get her Bathroom pettins. I ran out of plumber's tape, so we had to goback a third time. Total cost of tolet repair came to a little over $50.

It's been snowing, so me going out is dicey at best, but I had the Doctor today to talk about the month long lung infection and given Saturday's scary high fever, it had become rather urgent. Rando doctor turned out to be cheerful and sexy my agish black doctor, who I have found helpful and delightful in the past, rather than either of the other two rando Doctors who were highly skeptical and not enough up on my case to get why we take my lungs as seriously as we do. I got a z-pac and my throat pearl re-up with a sensible examination and no drama at all. Alas, throat pearls are not covered and I was picking up something like eight prescriptions total, so that was another $23 dollars out of pocket.

I am bleeding money an I haven't paid a single actual bill yet. Sigh.

I did got to the library and the good but expensive neighborhood grocery on the way home were I blew half of wheat's left of this month's ebt on good crackers and the nice oversized kaisers that last pretty well if refrigerated, since pretty much all I've wanted to eat since I got sick is crackers and emergency protein rich assorted types of veggie bugers and half of the ones I have need oversized rolls. (Also Asian food, but I haven't spoons to make anything complicated, not money to order out. As of today I'm sick enough to want magic soup, but thaat's right out due to expense). I got a bunch more emergency protein at the cheap grocery saturday. Icovered the staples then and on the run a weak age. What's left is likely going to be a giant packet of the good black bean veggie burgers later in the month when supplies run low in the freezer and late month perishables. I keep telling myself it's probably okay that I kind of lost it in the cracker aisle.

It is so temperate here generally and getting warmer every year with climate change complete transforming the local systems, that I'd half forgotten what real cold is like. Scarping the car, my finger froze painfully in seconds despite the glove,and full heat on the drive to the doctor couldn't budge it. My permanently damaged toe hates it. I am not handling it well generally, especially because I'm too sick for my body to do even it's usual half ass job of temperature regulation. We used to dig snow tunnels in chest high on my dad sized drifts when I was little to make a snow maze. I remember giant ice sculptures made by teenagers in the street in winter. My school used to make us run in a tee shirt and shorts in the snow. I feel like such a wimp not being able to handle an inch or two with an admittedly unusually high wind chill for here. I'd be fucked if we were getting more than than brushed by the outer edge of the vortex. I didn't even manage a forage, though I technically could have, because I needed to be home before the sun got to low and the temperatures dropped again.

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

* Trans Helplines: https://www.translifeline.org/

* Want to complaint about Betsy DeVos's plan to coddle college rapists? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#open-comment

* Donate to HIAS to help refugees: https://act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

* Want to contribute directly to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services fund? "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services:" https://www.raicestexas.org/

* Support Kids at the Border: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/175022384240/support-the-kids-at-the-border

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

* A list of organizations to help you run for office: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/167330144634/psst-hey

* Have something you want to tell your Congress Critters? If you can not protest in person, here are some other options:
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

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

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

* This is a cool person and the swimsuits are being made from an ethical source. LGBTQIA+ swimsuits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdyKeppie?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=24021616

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