Disgusted by Republicans.

Jun. 26th, 2017 07:10 am
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McConnell is having the elderly and disabled protesting the ACHA at his Washington office bodily removed. No speaking to them. No addressing their concerns over the fact that the ACHA not only guts Medicaid, but puts caps on health insurance coverage back into place.

Saw this is a news article about the protest:

"The statement also stated the group's protest falls on the 18th anniversary of Olmstead v. LC -- the 1999 Supreme Court Ruling that first recognized disabled people's right to live in communities rather than institutions."

If you still support the Republicans seeing what they are doing to destroy the health care system that actually saved lives, then you are disgusting.

No one with a conscience or any empathy can support this. There is no justification for building a tax break on the backs of the poor and sick.

McConnell and Ryan are clearly sociopaths.

Forever Knight Season 4.

Jun. 25th, 2017 11:27 pm
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I've finally figured out exactly how I want to end my virtual fourth season and, by extension, how I think the series should have ended.

Now that I know for certain the direction I'm going with it, I'll be officially beginning Season 4 next month. Episodes will "premiere" every fortnight on the AO3.

I look forward to seeing what my fellow fans think of it. :)

Out on the ocean

Jun. 25th, 2017 12:34 pm
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1) I took these a while ago and kept forgetting to post them. Just some more photos of birds on our balcony, including a new set we hadn't seen before. Read more... )

2) We watched Moana this week. I think it may be my favorite Disney "princess" movie so far. Read more... )

3) We finished S1 of Travellers and I was glad to hear it's been renewed for S2. It's a lot harder these days to keep up on whether a show has been cancelled or renewed, and if it's returning, when. Read more... )

4) Another study on how people get news has some interesting results when it comes to young readers in different countries. Also an interesting surprise is that the increase in use of ad blockers has rolled back. (Although perhaps the bigger news is that only 24% of desktop users and 7% of smartphone users use it at all) Read more... )

5) When Petzi posted this article on heat wave impact, my first thought was that the lack of climate change planning also involves a lack of migration planning. Because surely over the next 50 years there's going to be a substantial move by people (or a lack of moving) from one part of the U.S. to another. Read more... )
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2sQ52mP on June 25, 2017 at 10:38AM

Tags:IFTTT, Fauxthentic History, DWCrosspost

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I've been up since about 2 yesterday afternoon...the heat has my sleep schedule thoroughly skewed. Yesterday was the first time all week we haven't had triple digit temps--it was ONLY 90F--and once the sun went down, I got a fair amount done.

Water filtering...it takes time, but given how much liquid I'm sucking down, it's a must. So I went back and forth between the living room and the kitchen every few minutes to pour filtered water into the jug and refill the filter-pitcher.

Laundry! I did two loads. First was bedding and towels--it was TIME (and forgot soap, so I had to redo them). Then a general purpose load of clothes that were lying around the bedroom, because there's nothing worse for an incipient heat rash than a less-than-fresh bra.

I even felt energetic enough that around 3 AM I was tweaking the living room. Nothing huge--little by little, I'm moving all the inside cartons of books out to the porch. That's a work in progress. I also hung up a painting SS passed on after her parents' estate sale--a southwestern still-life of a pottery bowl and some chili peppers on a Native blanket. I placed a small table under it--it's probably the oldest family piece I have left at this point, a little Victorian spool table that came from my great-aunts in Miami--just a little vignette-to-be.

I tried to go to sleep on my nice fresh linens, but nope, it wasn't happening. So around 6:30, I got dressed--good news, things fit again!--and got a Lyft to Walmart.

Grr, their EBT system was down, so I had to USE THE DEBIT CARD. This is not good. Definitely too much month at the end of the money. I know there's money there, but I'm afraid I'm over budget for the month and GK is going to have kitten fits.

She texted me last night about coming over to watch the season premiere of Preacher, O frabjuous day, calloo, callay!, so we'll have to carve out a few minutes to discuss finances. I'm sure there's some way to creatively move money around to fund it.

Umm...my brain is fixing to shut down, but here's hoping the weather stays decent for a while longer.

Love to all!



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5:45 am

Jun. 25th, 2017 07:54 am
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Boy, I really hate being up before 6. It just feels wrong.

Yes, Pat is cycling.

Yesterday we were both slugs. It was lovely.

Today he's off riding and I'm doing laundry so I won't be naked next week.

I cannot even talk about the Republican's health bill without wanting to foam at the mouth. It's all for a tax cut for the wealthy. Every single thing in it is to secure a tax cut for the people with the most money in this county.

And they're doing it on the backs of the poor and disabled.

There is no pit in hell deep enough for these people.

Ed and Oswald Icon

Jun. 24th, 2017 06:42 pm
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Fandom: The Lego Batman
An: Also here at AO3

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Sweet Cherry Ketchup/BBQ Sauce -- from Saveur, 28 August 2013

Ingredients )


Instructions )

Yield 3 to 4 half-pint jars; I got 3 half-pint jars and 1 quarter-pint jar today. [personal profile] ellen_fremedon informs me that this is excellent on tofu as well as meat.

Due South: Fic: G

Jun. 24th, 2017 02:39 pm
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Title: Guardian
Fandom: Due South
Characters: Louis and RayK
Rating: G
Word Count: 240
Summary: Fantasy AU Louis finds his guardian animal.
An: written for the ds_snippets prompt: lion and brave
An2: Also here at AO3

Also here at ds_snippets

due South )

Vidding history project help needed

Jun. 24th, 2017 06:18 pm
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2t70xqo on June 24, 2017 at 11:12AM

Tags:vidding, fan vid, fandom history, vidding history, dwcrosspost

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Spanakopita, roasted olive bun, mixed herb bread, beet confit, pita, fresh fettuccine, spinach & cheese ravioli, eggplant ragu, quart of Mocha Moo, pint of cheese curds, spinach empanada, bluefish empanada, 2 bottles of hickory vinegar (made from shagbark hickory, the same source for hickory syrup).

I'm going to make Sweet Cherry ketchup this afternoon; I've got a six-at-a-time cherry pitter to help with that. Hopefully, the hickory vinegar will give is a nice finish that will make it into an interesting barbecue sauce.
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2s81L05 on June 24, 2017 at 08:10AM

Tags:not a reblog, activism, politics, affordable care act, disablity, PDWCrosspost2

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Climbing was fantastic.

Jun. 24th, 2017 11:08 am
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I flashed two routes, sent three others, and worked four others. My climbing technique sucked, and my strength (particularly forearm) was lacking, but I had a lot of fun. I was at The Edge for three hours. I came home with three flappers and assorted knee bruising, but I would do it again today if I could.

Climbing is fantastic.

While there I saw two guys send two incredibly difficult routes. One was a 5.13, and the other a 5.12. Pat got photos of them and I asked them if they'd like to get them. one of the guys gave us his number and Pat texted them all to him. (They were partners, belaying each other.)

I talked with a couple of other climbers. Had a blast. This is my community, and God, do I miss them.

Pat bought me a new The Edge t-shirt, which I am wearing now.

When I was climbing, every time I got a flapper, I'd just tape it down and go on climbing. (You have to tape them or you'll bleed all over the holds, and that's just not courteous!) I exchanged the tape for bandaids when I got home, but I'm finding it very hard to type with bandaids. They make my fingers feel clumsy.

It was a wonderful day of forgetting all the troubles of the world. I needed that.

I Did It!

Jun. 23rd, 2017 08:21 pm
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I signed up for the Himalayan Trek in October. I'm just going to pay the extra fees to go alone. It's not that bad, and I'll regret not going places because other people couldn't make time. I just have to figure out airfare.

I was thinking about how having a life you are jealous of vs. constantly saving things for later and decided I had to go for it.

I keep thinking about how nice it would be to just have one job but I think I can wait til nursing is done. At the very least I can wait til I'm NOC shift. Then at the very least I can wait til I'm done with online coursework... then the first semester of nursing school... etc. By the time I'm done rationalizing through it all I'll be a nurse.

Gender headcanons

Jun. 24th, 2017 02:02 am
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I feel like I'm on nobody's side when it comes to fights over gender headcanons, especially when it's characters whose gender was handled indelicately or ambiguously in-canon, because I always default to headcanoning them as nonbinary/genderfluid when there's any hint of a question.

Possible spoilers for Danganronpa, Persona 4, and Voltron )

Is any of that what the creators intended? Probably not!
Am I projecting my own nonbinary identity onto fictional characters! Absolutely!

But it does mean that I have characters I can identify closer with, and it means that no matter what gender people write them as in fics, I can get on board with it.
So I'm gonna keep doing it because it makes me happy.

Fanart Friday!

Jun. 23rd, 2017 05:44 pm
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[personal profile] komischkatze
I'm think gonna start doing Fanart Friday - collecting cool fanart I find or am linked to throughout the week and sharing it with you guys! Obviously, I'll source everything as best I can - it's just a shame that I still get sent a lot of cool fanart that's on Tumblr, but I can't share it with others because I don't use that site any more.

Night In The Woods:

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Steven Universe:

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Polygon:

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Yuri on Ice

Read more... )
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2tWNh4y at June 23, 2017 at 07:55AMAnalysis | What the Senate bill changes about Obamacare
Tags:not a reblog, affordable care act, politics, activism, PDWCrosspost
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June 23, 2017 at 07:55AM

John Hopkins

Jun. 23rd, 2017 06:55 am
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[personal profile] aximili
So, I finally figured out why I couldn't access coursework through the iPad Pro for JHU. Now I've completed the sexual harassment training and signed up for three courses. (It says you can only sign up for two courses, but... It didn't stop me from signing up for three. It did stop me from signing up for Anatomy, but I will worry about that next quarter.)

It may be a moot point, though, because I need to pay $3,150 in order to take all three courses. I may only be able to afford one or two classes the first quarter. Or not - technically, Kevin is supposed to be contributing to rent now, too. But still, ultimately, the second best nursing program in the nation does not come cheap. Still, I want to do it for a few reasons:

1. The online courses buy me some time in which I can work both jobs.
2. I can transfer units I earn at JHU to Stanbridge if I go to school at Stanbridge, which means potentially skipping the whole CNA or LVN program and going straight into the RN program.
3. It lets me avoid making the choice to go to Stanbridge right away, which gives me a chance to work on earning my way into JHU if I decide the way to get away from my dysfunctional family is by moving to Maryland. (Maryland is cheaper, incidentally.)
4. I already wanted to start building up a good GPA there to sign up for an advanced academic program there someday in the future.

I really want to do that Himalayan trek, but I don't think I can afford it and John Hopkins. Unless it becomes a family trip. So I guess I'll have to talk to Dad. He wants to go, but then we don't sign up. Make a choice, dude.




Now I get to sleep for four hours before getting up for work >_>

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