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Aug. 20th, 2017 07:35 pm
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Default)
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The spouse reconnected with his former therapist via Facebook instant messaging this weekend. They got to talking about current events.

"I counseled a member of a neo-Nazi group once," the therapist said.

"Did you learn anything useful about the movement?"

"This particular fellow was a victim of childhood sexual abuse. I think that was the root of his rage," the therapist said.

It makes me wonder how things would be different if American mental health care were in better shape.

Linkspam on a Saturday morning

Aug. 19th, 2017 09:00 am
cofax7: Marion Ravenwood in a hat (IJ - Marion hat)
[personal profile] cofax7
What a week, huh? So exhausting. I swear, this regime is going to ruin my liver.

Remember that guy at Google with the memo? (Seems like months ago, doesn't it?) Well, one of the MetaFilter gang decided to do a comprehensive discussion/analysis of his arguments, complete with citations. The Truth Has Got Its Boots On, which is a lovely Pratchett reference.

Here's a resource for people confused about the Trump/Russia scandal. Amidst all the racism and Nazis, there are still questions about Trump's history with Russia.

This New Yorker article also asks some questions about Wall Street Raider Carl Icahn and his relationship with the Trump regime. Conflicts of interest? Pish.

This article looks at environmental justice from the perspective of the community rather than the regulator or government. It's both devastating and hopeful.

This article from Pro Publica gives a solid historical overview of attempts to incorporate principles of environmental justice at the federal level, and how they have failed. I do love Pro Publica: they do solid investigative journalism.

Politics can make strange bedfellows, as we know: hunters are on the front lines protecting the public lands.

This Lawfare article about private military groups hints at some legal tools that can be used against the Neo-Nazis.

The New York Review of Books has dropped the paywall on James M. McPherson's take-down of the myth of the Lost Cause.

Here's a blackly funny report of a call to a Georgia Congressman's office.

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Alton Brown's fruitcake recipe. It looks tasty, but the volume is far too small. Why make only one fruitcake at a time?!

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I am working on my NFE story, but argh, just realized that book club is this coming Wednesday, and I haven't read the book yet! Argh. Also it took me 4 tries to get started on the story, and then I had to do some background research and realized that I had [redacted] wrong, and also [redacted], and now I have to research [redacted]. I'm not sure if I'm going to get done in time...

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In other news, Help!. Is anyone else using Chrome and having trouble logging into DW? I turned off HTTPS Everywhere, but that didn't make any difference. I simply cannot log in.

And now off to dog class where once again we will fail on the weave poles...

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Aug. 17th, 2017 07:23 pm
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Default)
[personal profile] resonant
The news is apocalyptically awful, of course. But I'm a Southerner, and I never expected that I would live to see those statues come down. It was something I didn't even dare to hope for.

I don't want to lose sight of how amazing that is.

Art: Rodney's Treasure (SFW)

Aug. 13th, 2017 02:34 am
mific: (Carter-ZPM)
[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] sga_noticeboard
ZPM art! Over at my journal here

Done for the [community profile] drawesome  "different perspectives" challenge. 


mific: (McShep close kiss)
[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] sga_noticeboard
Good Morning Starshine by mific
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard
Additional Tags: Traditional Media, Pencil, Fanart, Domestic Fluff, First Time
Summary: John and Rodney waking up together, the morning after. (for a [community profile] drawesome  song lyric prompt)



Art: After the Change (SFW)

Aug. 13th, 2017 02:26 am
mific: (McShep - intense)
[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] sga_noticeboard
After the Change  by mific
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Post-Apocalypse, Fanart, Digital Art, Alternate Universe - Fusion, Fanfiction, Survival, Emberverse fusion
Summary: "Seriously, Sheppard, these old cities give me the creeps. Let's get the hell out of here."



Fic: Your Turn (John/Ronon) (NC-17)

Aug. 13th, 2017 02:24 am
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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] sga_noticeboard
Your Turn (3810 words) by mific
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Ronon Dex/John Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Ronon Dex
Additional Tags: Fanfiction, PWP, Dom/sub, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Bottom John Sheppard, Spanking
Summary: John's not really cut out for this Taskmastery shit.
Notes: written for [personal profile] badfalcon in the 2017 John/Ronon thing-a-thon exchange at [community profile] satedan_grabass 

Two SGA Podfic Covers and Audiobooks

Aug. 13th, 2017 02:10 am
mific: (McShep - intense)
[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] sga_noticeboard
Over here on AO3

Cover art and collated audiobooks of [personal profile] avidreaderlady's podfic readings of 'Down Came a Spider' by Tipper, and and 'Wit's End' by [personal profile] greyias

     

Art: Is It Gone Yet? (SFW)

Aug. 13th, 2017 02:01 am
mific: (McShep - intense)
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Title: Is It Gone Yet?  (on DW) (on AO3)
Artist:  [personal profile] mific 
Rating: G (Gen)
Characters: Rodney McKay

Rodney, hiding from a giant bee in the ferns . Done for a [community profile] drawesome  challenge with a spiral as the prompt. 
 
 
 
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In the little bit over a year since I last did this the news got of course even worse, and yet I still seem unable to just limit myself to looking at fluffy animal pictures.

Still with ticky boxes for everybody who can't decide what to be most anxious about:
Poll #18679 why ratcreature should only look at pictures of fluffy baby animals, 2017 ed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 22


Which inescapable disaster/crisis/calamity do you think is most likely to lead to your demise?

View Answers

nuclear armageddon! started intentionally by horrible politicians
6 (27.3%)

nuclear armageddon! but brought on by pure stupidity, like someone misinterpreting some screen and/or pushing the wrong button
5 (22.7%)

the next high mortality rate pandemic will come for sure, possibly via climate change mosquitoes
3 (13.6%)

no pandemics needed, I'll die of some treatable condition, not able to afford medicine, thanks to the health system crisis/collapse
6 (27.3%)

I'll die in a riot/civil unrest brought on by an ongoing global economic crisis/collapse in general
4 (18.2%)

I'll die in a riot/civil unrest brought on by the economic crisis/collapse following Brexit in particular
1 (4.5%)

I'll die in a riot/civil unrest brought on by some rampaging "alt-right" mob that felt slighted on the internet
4 (18.2%)

the climate change catastrophe will kill me through a grand disaster
4 (18.2%)

climate change will kill me slowly through failing crops and the like
8 (36.4%)

climate change will kill me fast but in a boring way through some horrible heat wave or such
6 (27.3%)

I'll die because thanks to the global water crisis I won't be able to afford clean drinking water
3 (13.6%)

I'll die in some armed conflict brought on by the above (or other) ecological disasters
3 (13.6%)

I won't die from any of the above disasters directly, but while fleeing from it
2 (9.1%)

terrorism! I'll be blown up by some shadowy terrorist organization
1 (4.5%)

terrorism! some deranged mob will lynch me as "terrorist"
0 (0.0%)

terrorism! but it's my government who will dispose of me as "terrorist"
0 (0.0%)

my government's malicious policies will kill me without them bothering to label me as "terrorist"
7 (31.8%)

crime! I'll end up as a victim in a crime statistic
0 (0.0%)

crime! but as a victim of the "tough on crime" policies, like tazered to death or shot by police and the like
0 (0.0%)

a meteorite will kill me in a huge extinction level event, but at least I have the consolation that everyone else will be dead along with me
1 (4.5%)

killer robots will get me
1 (4.5%)

killer robots will get me, but it will be an accident (less Terminator, more self-driving cars gone wrong)
4 (18.2%)

I'll get killed by the zombie apocalypse
0 (0.0%)

I'll get killed by the zombie army I raised to protect myself, falling victim to dramatic irony
1 (4.5%)

and so on and so forth... (civilian nuclear disaster! genetically modified crops! (lack of) bees!...)
8 (36.4%)

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