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The time has come, I fear. I'm not deleting, but I am turning off my cross posting after I post this. I'm Gwydion over on dreamwidth or GwydionMisha on tumblr if you want me.
Fawn

Birthday/Solstice List

No, do not feel obligated. It helps to have a list where people can find it if they want it, and I can paste out for my family. If you do need contact or sizing stuff, though, let me know. (My Birthday is the 18th of October).

* Something Osiris for my altar. (He's the green skinned god in the white shrowd). Honestly, this is the thing I most want and can't find.
* This pendant: https://www.etsy.com/listing/598343263/osiris-isis-egyptian-god-pendant?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=Osiris&ref=sr_gallery-3-31&organic_search_click=1
* Dinosaur stud earrings: https://www.etsy.com/listing/719550788/three-pairs-dinosaur-stud-earrings-gifts?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=stud+earrings&ref=sr_gallery-1-22&organic_search_click=1&pro=1&frs=1
* King Sized Fitted Sheets Sheets (all cotton).
* These in the largest size: https://nerdykeppie.com/products/non-binary-pride-mens-athletic-long-shorts Also these: https://nerdykeppie.com/products/rainbow-gay-pride-roses-mens-athletic-long-shorts And these: https://nerdykeppie.com/products/rainbow-gay-pride-scattered-dice-mens-athletic-long-shorts
* These largest size black or purple background: https://nerdykeppie.com/products/queer-is-not-a-dirty-word-unisex-short-sleeve-t-shirt https://nerdykeppie.com/products/pride-disability-short-sleeve-t-shirt-lgbt-lgbtq-lgbtqipa-cripplepunk-queer https://nerdykeppie.com/products/non-binary-pride-spoonie-disability-pride-short-sleeve-t-shirt https://nerdykeppie.com/products/rainbow-pride-flag-t-rex-short-sleeve-unisex-tshirt https://nerdykeppie.com/products/transgender-pride-dragon-short-sleeve-unisex-t-shirt
* Men's Garb.
* Shorts, trousers, a good suit.
* Men's all cotton boxers or jockeys, 3x.
* Black sweatpants, 3x.
* Men's black bondage pants with the ankles that tie, same size.
* Godiva, or these without the Peanut butter and milk chocolate ones: http://www.tammystastings.com/chocolates
* Anything non-peanut from here: http://www.sweetandsara.com/
* Massage or acupuncture
* Mozart Balls
* BPAL: wishlist here under Gwydion, about midway down the page: http://www.bpal.org/topic/127-wishlist/page__st__1075
* Movie Passes for Regal Cinema
* Jaffa cakes.
* Things from my Amazon list (I'm fine with used):http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/registry.html?ie=UTF8&id=1EVWGXWUM3YU7&type=wishlist
* Things from my Think Geek wishlist: https://www.thinkgeek.com/brain/gimme.cgi?wid=81f7852d3
* Vanilla Salt Water Taffy, Dark Chocolate salted Caramel, or Dark Chocolate Molasses Paddles: http://www.fudgekitchens.com/molassespaddles.html
* Blue Raven Tea (Jackfruit black, Fruity Russian Caravan, Cochin Chai, Eiffel Tower, Sweet Home Pumpkin Pie): http://www.blueraventea.com/shop.php#ecwid:category=531581&mode=category&offset=0&sort=priceAsc
* This pomegranate oolong: https://shop.cariboucoffee.com/asp/shop/detail.asp?c=15&p=727
* Dragon pillar holder: http://www.darkcandles.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15&products_id=154
* Candles: Bliss, Red Carnation: http://www.blackphoenixtradingpost.com/illumination.html
* Candles: Lavender Garden, Tuscan olive, Tomato leaf, White Ginger, Indonesian Teak, Sandalwood vanilla, Chinese Pomegranate: http://mixtureonline.com/product-category/candles/
* Bath Oil: Gula, Castitas http://www.blackphoenixtradingpost.com/bath.html
* This oolong: http://www.lupiciausa.com/product_p/12408231.htm
* Hello, Sweetie Soap: http://www.etsy.com/listing/88136301/doctor-who-hello-sweetie-handcrafted?ref=correlated_featured
* Zumi soap.
* Vosges Dark chocolate: http://www.vosgeschocolate.com/
* Sees chocolate pops or little pops: http://www.sees.com/Cat.cfm/pops_and_candies
* This sparkly bad boy: http://www.laraines.com/decemberdiamonds-merman-h20.html
* Halloween ornaments. Handmade is most welcome.
* Halloween window clings.
* King sized bedding from here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/InkandRags/search?search_query=octopus&order=date_desc&view_type=gallery&ref=shop_search
* Black or Jewel tone King sized bedding just generally.
* This tea: https://www.madeinwashington.com/market-spice-huckleberry-tea.html
* Or teas from here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/239533740/trailhead-huckleberry-handcrafted-tea-w?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_d-home_and_living-food_and_drink-coffee_and_tea-tea&utm_custom1=7c20352f-bcfc-4a5c-b25f-258ffdc7b79a&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIs-nRzPWy3AIVA7nACh0jFg-TEAQYBCABEgKbkvD_BwE
* The Originals from here: https://www.dark-love.com/buy/
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* "Trump strategy on N. Korea: 'Maximum pressure and engagement':" https://www.apnews.com/86626d21ea2b45c79457a873a747c452/Trump-strategy-on-NKorea:-'Maximum-pressure-and-engagement

* "Trump tweeting his way to WW III?:"

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* "Rep. Lee: ‘Congress is missing in action’ on AUMF:"

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* "Movies are Magic: Crash Course Film History #1:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159647796502/thecrashcourse-no-single-person-set-out-to-invent

* Today was a rough one. The construction downtown requires increasingly more byzantine routes to reach the library. I timed things beautifully so that the forage line wasn't to long and there was a spot or me right in front. Alas, I also arrived between an inciting incident involving line cutting which I just missed, and what very nearly escalated into a three way battle involving the aggrieved party, the line cutter and an extremely aggressive an inexplicably emotionally invested bystander. A worker seemed to sort things out between the initial near combatants and was trying to deal with Aggressive Bystander, when things started heating up again, so I ran to give the worker a heads up on that. It was eventually sorted, but I hate that kind of thing and two of the men were quite large and shouty and I was way closer than I like to be. This was my least favorite part of teaching, and middle school boys are not nearly the threat to every one around them that grown men are. Teaching I had authority and a reasonable chance of stopping things before anyone got hurt. Here, not so much. They ended up moving Line Cutter back next to me, and he would not shut the fuck up, insisting on conversing with me when I just wanted to read and calm down and not social until I got inside. Instead I was required to talk about "Space Opera" and explain my spinal damage. He kept trying to help in that clueless not helping way of able bodied people. I wanted to be left alone and not fussed at and not have to explain in detail why it was nice of him to offer, but none of these things are actually help or things I want. He meant well and it was likely his way of calming down after the near fight, but my whole back is in spasm now and I'm in overload. Inside it was crowds of slow moving people spread out to take up maximum space, thus preventing people like me who are quick and decisive, from darting in to get what we needed and get out. And there were workers trying to help in the least helpful ways possible, including grabbing my cart, grabbing my crutch, not letting me do things the most efficient way for my disability, etc.. I was there earlier than usual, which meant most the workers I had trained over time how to actually help with things like lifting but not "help" in ways that make things harder for me weren't there. I was borderline echolalic by the time I was done which is always fucking embarrassing and I still needed to go spend the last of my food allotment on two packets of frozen naan, as we are low on gas and coming back another day would be super wasteful. The parking lot there was ridiculously full, and when I did find a handicapped spot a good long gimp away there was an able bodied lady with children and a cart conversing in it, so I had to wait for them to clear off to their car. Could they not have done that on the sidewalk? Luckily no one touched me in the store, as I'm not sure I could have kept from sticking out in reflex, and I did get home safely and the food put away. I am trying not to cry at the thought of making dinner.

* National Poetry Month:

"Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159657010736/dulce-et-decorum-est-by-wilfred-owen

"Stephen Fry & Hugh Laurie - ‘The Headmaster and the Pupil":" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159658856247/stephen-fry-hugh-laurie-the-headmaster-and

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

* TOS Rewatch, Season 1:

- "The Alternative factor:" This is the first one I didn't immediately recognize, to the point I'm wondering if this one wasn't popular in syndication for some reason, though it did come back to me with McCoy and the disappearing/reappearing head wound. They've already had the transporter accident that split kirk. Why is Schrodinger's alien so hard for them to figure out?

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* "Trump demands gold‑plated welcome:" https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/trump-demands-gold-plated-welcome-xjnffdq32

* "Supreme People's Assembly alludes to 'diplomacy' over 'nuclear weapons':" http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?num=14472&cataId=nk00400

* "‘Concrete and corroborative evidence’ of Russian collusion?:"

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* "Trump claims he can’t be sued for inciting rally violence:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/trump-inciting-violence-protest-rally-lawsuit-237249

* "Trump's reelection campaign raised $13.2 million in first quarter:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/trumps-reelection-campaign-raised-132-million-in-first-quarter-237250

* "Jeff Sessions says he admires Bannon and has received no pushback from Ivanka Trump or Jared Kushner:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/12/politics/kfile-jeff-sessions-on-bannon/index.html

* "Rep. Lieu: Jared Kushner lied:"

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* "Special elections set stage for 2018:"

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* "‘This is what I call the beginning of a police state’:"

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* "Apache Stronghold:" https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/apache-stronghold/5888c95de04dd90112c2893b

* "Chechen police 'have rounded up more than 100 suspected gay men':" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/02/chechen-police-rounded-up-100-gay-men-report-russian-newspaper-chechnya

* "Anti-LGBT Violence in Chechnya:" https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/04/04/anti-lgbt-violence-chechnya

* Remember when I predicted Melissa McCarthy would appear on SNL as Sean Spicer in an Easter Bunny outfit? "Easter Message from Sean Spicer - SNL :"

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* "Stephen Fry & Hugh Laurie - 'The Headmaster and the Pupil":"

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* "Donald Trump Cold Open - SNL:"

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* "Celebrity Family Feud: Time Travel Edition - SNL:"

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* National Poetry Month:

"Break of Day in the Trenches, by Isaac Rosenberg:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159618716347/break-of-day-in-the-trenches-by-isaac-rosenberg

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


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

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

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* "U.S. may launch strike if North Korea reaches for nuclear trigger:" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/u-s-may-launch-strike-if-north-korea-reaches-nuclear-n746366

* "North Korean official warns of preemptive strike of its own:" http://thehill.com/policy/international/328796-north-korean-official-warns-of-preemptive-strike-of-its-own

* According to 45, we have launched an "Armada" against North Korea, presumably because it's 1588 and we're Spain in this scenario. IDK.

* "Trump skimps on Syria, Afghanistan policy while blowing stuff up:"

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* "Trump North Korea brinkmanship puts millions of lives at risk:"

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* "As North Korea brews, Trump again in Mar-a-Lago:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/14/politics/donald-trump-north-korea-mar-a-lago/

* "White House says it won't make visitor logs public:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/white-house-says-it-wont-make-visitor-logs-public-237235

* "Trump puts a salesman in charge of the draft:"

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* She hates the Civil Rights Act of 1964 because it infringes on the right of businesses to discriminate and is virulently anti-feminist. "DeVos Pick to Head Civil Rights Office Once Said She Faced Discrimination for Being White:" https://www.propublica.org/article/devos-candice-jackson-civil-rights-office-education-department

* "Judge holds up Arkansas execution spree after drug company sues:"

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* "We Trans Peeps Are Not An Easy Right Wing Political Win:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/04/we-trans-peeps-are-not-easy-right-wing.html

* "The Power of Names in Fantasy:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/power-names-fantasy/

* Me watching Doom: They assembled a cast this good and then did...THIS with it? Why? Oh god, this is racist! White male hero who is too pure to be infected with a deadly pathogen and a PoC villain who isn't. Mmmm... hmmmm. And as someone alive and aware of events in the '80's the whole good people don't get it so anyone who get it deserves it argument is frankly something that makes me furious because I've seen where that sort of thinking leads in terms of death toll. Look, I went in expecting it to be mindless stupid zombie adjacent action, but I did not go in expecting it to be offensive and horrible on this level.

* "Marvel's Nazi Fascism Fixation: Real Life Doesn't Have Relaunches:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/nazi-captain-america-bombshells/

* National Poetry Month:

"You Can’t Have It All:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159584305670/cups-of-tea-and-history-you-cant-have-it

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

* TOS Rewatch, Season 1:

- "Devil in the Dark:" This one starts pretty well, actually. The set is above average, they quickly establish the terror of the miners and create suspense. The first death is before the credits. It's so weird when ToS is actually competently executed. Of course, it's an all human sausagefest in the mines because in the Federation only men mine as was established in the first Harvey Mudd episode, and ToS is extremely human centric even by later star Trek standards. I don't know how to feel about Kirk and Spock exchanging positions on the Horta. Nimoy's performance really is haunting. There is a reason this one is on most favorite episodes list, because this one really does work as an entertainment and a message.

- "Errand of Mercy:" A cold war episode. Prime Directive? What Prime Directive. Let's go introduce ourselves to a Medieval tech planet and damn the consequences. Yes, I know there is more going on than meets the eye, but the Feds and the Klingons don't know that. When the locals point out they are not really being given a choice they aren't wrong. For all the pretty talk from the Feds they are colonizers here, just politer ones than the Klingons. They consider themselves in a position to judge whether this culture is worthy. Kirk's fury at pacifism and his foolishness in somehow not being aware that bugs and hidden cameras are a thing even though that's old tech when these shows were made and I doubt the Federation has completely lost the skill to make and use surveillance tech. Why even would you send Kirk on this mission given how completely incapable of impulse control he is and how he doesn't do any diplomacy that doesn't involve sticking his Dick in something. I do get that they are poking at the idea of how similar or different Feds and Klingons are but it's just slow and clunky, especially compared to the much easier to watch horta episode right before it.


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* "Beslan school siege: Russia 'failed' in 2004 massacre:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39586814

* "18 Syrian Fighters Allied With U.S. Are Killed in Coalition Airstrike:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/13/world/middleeast/syrian-fighters-airstrike-american-military.html?_r=0

* "US drops largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/13/politics/afghanistan-isis-moab-bomb/

* "British spies were first to spot Trump team's links with Russia:" https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/13/british-spies-first-to-spot-trump-team-links-russia

* "British intel agency reported Trump campaign Russia ties: Report:"

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* 45 is holding the Health Care System hostage for Tax Cuts for the 2%. 45 hates working Americans so much, his current plan is to bankrupt hospitals and collapse the entire American health care system by cutting off all government health care payments until Trumpcare passes and 24 million people lose their insurance to pay for the tax cut for the richest 2% he is demanding.

Seriously folks. Congress is on recess. Not only are there the Saturday tax day protests all over, but now is an excellent time to turn up at town halls and Congress Critter's district offices, and/or call to insist health care should be a right. Do not forget to thank Congress critters who are displaying back bone on this topic as we know how apt their spines are to jellify if we don't keep on them.

* "Trump privately signs anti-Planned Parenthood law:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/13/politics/donald-trump-planned-parenthood-money/

* "After Campaign Exit, Manafort Borrowed From Businesses With Trump Ties:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/12/us/politics/paul-manafort-donald-trump.html

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

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

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

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* "ICE targets mother with no criminal record for deportation:"

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* "Arkansas plans blitz of eight prisoner executions over ten days:"

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* "Portland to sue Trump administration:"http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/04/portland_to_sue_trump_administ.html

* "What’s at Stake in Trump’s Proposed E.P.A. Cuts:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/10/climate/trump-epa-budget-cuts.html

* "First Judge Killed in Chicago History by Gun Violence He Fought" http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/04/10/first-judge-killed-in-chicago-history-by-gun-violence-he-fought.html

* Please signal boost latest out of Chechnya: http://butlerbookbinding.tumblr.com/post/159562062074/news-about-chechnya-0413

* "20 years to save the planet, carbon emission experts warn:" http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/world-zero-carbon-emissions-before-2040-two-decades-climate-change-global-warming-greenhouse-gases-a7682001.html

* Rest In Peace Charlie Murphy.

* ...And the foot thing is postponed til nearly the end of the month. It is nobody's fault. A family emergency on the part of my doctor requiring travel. I really wanted to get it over with and the reschedule doesn't give me the weekend to recover, but family absolutely does come first and it's better she go. I managed to resprain the ankle I mildly sprained... whichever day it was I scored the starts. It's bad enough I'm using the crutch around the houe and it's not the ankle attached to the foot I cut open, which means I'd likely have had to get the wheel chair out if they had been cutting my foot open in a few hours. It is very annoying that my ankles sprain themselves when I'm just shuffling around, but it's an ex athlete thing. That decade I spent distance running over rough terrain and concrete and endlessly injuring them when I was young, coming back to haunt me. I don't have a lot of cartilage and they are fragile. I'm lucky I never hurt myself dancing. That's a good way to take out a knee, for example. I knew athletes who started knees surgeries in high school. The running destroyed my ankles and the AS is gnawing my spine and hip joints, but my knees are doing pretty well given the pounding I gave them with the running and dancing and Wing Chun.

* National Poetry Month:

"Loreena McKennitt– The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159545273428/loreena-mckennitt-the-highwayman-by-alfred

TW: Mental Illness. "For John, Who Begs Me Not To Inquire Further by Anne Sexton:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159546997589/for-john-who-begs-me-not-to-enquire-further-by

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

* TOS Rewatch, Season 1:

- "Devil in the Dark:" This one starts pretty well, actually. The set is above average, they quickly establish the terror of the miners and create suspense. The first death is before the credits. It's so weird when ToS is actually competently executed. Of course, it's an all human sausagefest in the mines because in the Federation only men mine as was established in the first Harvey Mudd episode, and ToS is extremely human centric even by later star Trek standards. I don't know how to feel about Kirk and Spock exchanging positions on the Horta. Nimoy's performance really is haunting. There is a reason this one is on most favorite episodes list, because this one really does work as an entertainment and a message.

- "Errand of Mercy:" A cold war episode. Prime Directive? What Prime Directive. Let's go introduce ourselves to a Medieval tech planet and damn the consequences. Yes, I know there is more going on than meets the eye, but the Feds and the Klingons don't know that. When the locals point out they are not really being given a choice they aren't wrong. For all the pretty talk from the Feds they are colonizers here, just politer ones than the Klingons. They consider themselves in a position to judge whether this culture is worthy. Kirk's fury at pacifism and his foolishness in somehow not being aware that bugs and hidden cameras are a thing even though that's old tech when these shows were made and I doubt the Federation has completely lost the skill to make and use surveillance tech. Why even would you send Kirk on this mission given how completely incapable of impulse control he is and how he doesn't do any diplomacy that doesn't involve sticking his Dick in something. I do get that they are poking at the idea of how similar or different Feds and Klingons are but it's just slow and clunky, especially compared to the much easier to watch horta episode right before it.

* TNG Rewatch, Season 6:

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* April 30 2017, 2pm
April 14 2017, 6pm
May 1 2017, 10am
June 1 2017, 12pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "Who is Trump aide Sebastian Gorka?:"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* "Donald Trump is Panicking About Russia:"

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

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

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

* National Poetry Month:

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

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

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


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* "Russian arrested in Spain 'over mass hacking':" http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39553250

* "Each Person Who Died in Syria Today Has a Story We’ll Never Know: I Don’t Know How to End the War, But We Must Accept More Refugees:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/159430046272/each-person-who-died-in-syria-today-has-a-story

* "Trump camp unclear on Syria mission's result:"

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* "Spammer's arrest eyed for Trump Russia ties:"

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* "Sen. Cory Booker: Trump 'playing footsie with Russia':"

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* "Not so easy: GOP frets over special elections:"

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* Sean Spicer claimed that Hitler didn't use sarin gas against "his own people," unlike when Assad used it against "innocent people." O.o

* "Mulvaney will order agencies to plan for big cuts:" https://www.axios.com/mulvaney-will-order-agencies-to-plan-for-big-cuts-2352708352.html

* "Trump Preparing Order to Expand Offshore Oil Drilling:" https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-04-06/trump-said-to-ready-order-to-expand-oil-drilling-in-u-s-waters

* "Trump seals deal on new Supreme Court confirmation standard:"

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* I decided I would likely never fly again after last time for health reasons. I simply am not well enough for 24-36 hour sagas involving long layovers requiring sleeping on airport floors and being jammed like a sardine into coach, not even for funerals for the last two family member i have left. Watching TSA intimately grope a twelve year old under the new extra intrusive guidelines confirmed this decision as I'm a member of two minorities that get extra scrutiny which makes every checkpoint an adventure. I worry some airline employee will have me no fly listed because they don't like which bathroom I use and I'll get stranded mid-country with no way home. I worry each time they will confiscate my meds instead of just interrogating me extensively about them while I get to stand there in pain explaining cf carrier and AS to them. I hated the old part downs as I don't like strangers touching me and I'm required to not hit these particular strangers. Watching the new more intrusive version I know I simply can't do it. Not even once, let alone the multiple times required for cross country travel.

And now the airlines have a policy of randomly selecting old men to be brutally beaten and dragged off planes, not for any crime, but to make room for last minute employee travel. United Airlines insists it was the old man’s fault they decided to have four thugs randomly beat him unconscious for their convenience and out of reflex the Chicago PD, which wasn’t even involved, is lying about what happened to blame the victim as well instead of arresting the thugs for their unprovoked assault, because the Chicago PD always backs thugs in authority over the rights of the victims. Fuck that! Fuck all of that. I love flying, but I want nothing to do with what it’s become.

* "Chechnya has opened concentration camps for gay men:" http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/04/10/chechnya-has-opened-concentration-camps-for-gay-men/

* Medieval hygiene: https://thewightknight.tumblr.com/post/159447054813/torn-by-dreams-rosslynpaladin

* "Into the Badlands, Season Two, Episode Four: Palm of the Iron Fox:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/04/into-badlands-season-two-episode-four.html

* "Supernatural, Season 12, Episode 17: The British Invasion:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/04/supernatural-season-12-episode-17.html

* "Sunday Sweets BRINGS CAKE To The Library!:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/4/9/sunday-sweets-brings-cake-to-the-library.html

* National Poetry Month:

e.e.cummings: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159432504324/ee-cummings

"Charles Baudelaire’s The Abyss:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159434354580/charles-baudelaires-the-abyss

"Dylan Thomas reads “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159470306194/dylan-thomas-reads-do-not-go-gentle-into-that

"Destruction By Charles Baudelaire:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159472047430/destruction-by-charles-baudelaire

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

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* "Four killed by truck driven into crowd in Swedish capital:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-sweden-attack-idUSKBN179208

* French Neo-NAZI holocaust revisionism. "Marine Le Pen denies French role in wartime roundup of Paris Jews:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/09/marine-le-pen-denies-french-role-wartime-roundup-paris-jews

* "Schiff says Russia is absolutely 'complicit' in Syrian chemical attack:" http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/schiff-russia-absolutely-complicit-syrian-chemical-attack/story?id=46677669

* "Egypt Palm Sunday Church Blasts Kill at Least 38:" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/egypt-palm-sunday-church-blasts-kill-least-37-n744296

* "U.S. Navy strike group to move toward Korean peninsula: U.S. official:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-navy-korea-idUSKBN17A0V5

* We have always been at war with Eastasia. "Trump Administration Is Contradicting Itself On Regime Change In Syria:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-regime-change-syria_us_58ea3b71e4b00de141040930

* "Syria strikes: Site of chemical attack hit again:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/08/middleeast/syria-strikes-russia-donald-trump/

* "Obama aides push back against criticism of inaction on Syria:" http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-aides-push-back-criticism-inaction-syria-46673923

* "Rep. Khanna on Syria: “Nation hasn’t learned its lesson”:"

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* "Trump has no foreign policy doctrine:"

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* "Rallies ramp up to demand Trump taxes:"

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* "McFarland to Exit White House as McMaster Consolidates Power:" https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-04-09/mcfarland-to-exit-white-house-as-mcmaster-consolidates-power

* "Sheriff Clarke called 'all hat, no cattle'–but might win:"

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* "Are Historical Dramas a “Whitelash”Against Racial and Ethnic Representation in Media?:" https://diversityinfilmtv.tumblr.com/post/159151368267/are-historical-dramas-a-whitelashagainst-racial

* Every time the commercial plays "Ne Regrette Rien" some part of me expects a kick.

* I am finding Wonder Woman heavy going. The Beauty contest made we furious at man involved from the writers on down. The two parter with Drusilla and paradise Island was a travesty. It was all male gazy and the Amazons are so excited by the "beauty" of the men they let NAZIs take their island without a fight, and are consistently ineffective against them. Why does Diana even like her stupid, sexist, obnoxious male side kick? She keeps telling us he's the opposite, but the show shows us how shitty he is and how poorly he treats her. I do appreciate the period appropriate sexist treatment of Drusilla in the first half as depiction without endorsement, but the systemic sexism in the design and execution of the show itself sure looks like endorsement to me or at least a complete lack of self awareness on the part of every man involved.

* I was thinking about a post on @poorquentyn​ about Arthur Dayne being dull, but enhanced in Ned and Jaime's eyes. I think this is analogous to Cersei's elevation of Rhaegor, including fan art. I kind of love the idea that they were all three of them basically teenaged fans who never saw through the hype because neither Rhaegor Targaryen nor Arthur Dayne lived long enough for the three to see them from an adult perspective.

* Oh man the Ladies Free skate at worlds was hard to watch. There were a few athletes who gave amazing performances, including the Candaians and Evgenia Medvedeva who broke two records, but most of the women were off and the competition was plagued with mistakes and falls. Look, i know some people watch skating for the falls, but I watch it the way I watch ballet. I watch it because it's beautiful and because it's uplifting to see human performing at the very edge of the physically possible. While several of the performances were heartbreaking, I don't think I've ever seen a skate as painful as Anna Pogorilaya's. She kept falling over and over. She started weeping; I started weeping. When she curled into herself on the ice at the end, I had reached the ugly crying phase and was still tearing up thinking of it all through the next performance. This is the most important skate in a non-Olympic year as it determines which teams get extra Olympic slots next year. There is so much pressure both from themselves and from their federations. The Russian team is so deep and wide when it comes to talent and they have the best women on ice right now all desperate for those slots. Everyone was watching. I am crying right now imagining what she must be feeling.

* "The Boy with Pink Eyes:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159402391867/allylaughsrainbows-hamotzi-this-is-my

* National Poetry Month:
"somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159393746199/somewhere-i-have-never-travelledgladly-beyond

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

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* I am confused as to why the Media is celebrating a failed attack on an airbase in Syria as if it were a victory. They were flying war planes out of it the same night, so why are they lying that the base is "destroyed."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* National Poetry Month:

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

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