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([personal profile] rinkle posting in [community profile] common_nature Mar. 26th, 2017 11:51 am)
Christmas Eve last year:

Went outside my parents' house and heard a bird call that didn't fit. Took me a minute to realise that it was a black cockatoo call. Not something I normally hear/see near my parents' house in Australia. Quickly grabbed my sis' camera with her awesome zoom lens to get photos, as the two cockatoos were pretty high in the banksia (I think) tree.

Black Cockatoo nomming on a banksia nut, beak on to the camera

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It's March 25th! :)
(Well, the evidence is fairly overwhelming that he doesn't read books, full stop, but it has been specifically reported that he says he hasn't read any presidential biographies.)

This suggests Bannon and Short haven't either:

One Hill Republican aide who was involved in the last-minute negotiations said Mr. Bannon and Mr. Short were seeking to compile an enemies list.

Alternatively, they read about Nixon's "Enemies List" and thought ooh, that sounds great, we should do that, it worked out so well for him.

(Seriously, I don't actually imagine that this is literally Watergate 2.0 or going to play out exactly like that, because that would be too weird and history doesn't work like that, which is one reason why it's so odd when Trump and co. seem to be borrowing such highly-specific things from the Nixon playbook.)

ETA: Do you think they saw a reference to an "enemies list" somewhere and thought whoa, that sounds super-hardcore and badass, we should have one of those? Has nobody told them yet?

Also, these are beautiful words to read:

Mr. Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, according to people familiar with White House discussions, described what happened as a flat-out failure that could inflict serious damage on this presidency — even if Mr. Bannon believes Congress, not Mr. Trump, deserves much of the blame.

Dear USians, please enjoy these words and take strength from them.
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Words: 100, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

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([personal profile] executrix posting in [community profile] thisfinecrew Mar. 25th, 2017 12:48 pm)
Mar. 27, 5 pm Pacific, 8 pm Eastern live video chat on strategy to block the Keystone KL Pipeline.

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([personal profile] aftanith posting in [community profile] fandom_icons Mar. 24th, 2017 10:31 pm)

Here @ [blogspot.com profile] AFTanith 
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([personal profile] baranduin Mar. 25th, 2017 08:40 am)
Midnight Fluff report.
No crunchies for him this morning since I'm out but he was in my house when I got back from a McDonald's run. We stared at each for a few minutes as he sat on the patio and blinked at me. And he stayed there long enough for me to go get my ipad so I could snap this pic. Harry remained mildly confused through it all and is now sleeping on the bed after eating the treats MF doesn't know about. (Somewhere Teddy is furious.)

Midnight Fluff doing his best imitation of a kitty in need of crunchies that belong to Harry

Happy Caturday my friends!
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([personal profile] copracat Mar. 25th, 2017 11:32 pm)
I thought I'd saved a post I wasn't happy with for later editing but it doesn't appear I actually did that.

In summary, please come and talk to me about the new Anne of Green Gables series, Anne. I have a feeling that Amybeth McNulty may replace Megan Follows as the actor who played Anne of my heart. Did you like it? How about Matthew? What did you think of the differences from canon? When is the next episode already?

I also have thoughts about Fortitude: spoilers )
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([personal profile] elwendell Mar. 25th, 2017 01:23 pm)
Two non windy and dry days in a row, so I've given the lawn its first cut of the season, swept the paths,chopped back a shrub and carried my old dolls house to the shed to join the rest of the junk. (One of these days I must hire a skip so that I can get rid of all the junk.) It only took me about forty minutes and yet I'm shattered.

I love having a garden to sit in but hate gardening. Forty minutes twice a week during the summer months is about the full extent of my gardening. The lawn is an awful matted mess but should improve if I give it a weekly cut. Here's hoping the weather and my health co-operate on that.

S popped in earlier and took away the two small chests of drawers that my dolls house used to stand on. He gave me some money which will go towards buying a book case for that corner. I intend to store all my Tolkien books on there, where I can get at them for fanfic writing etc., with the telephone and perhaps a lamp on the top. At the moment I've put a folding table there. It doesn't look pretty but I need to save up some money for the book case.

Now I'm sitting here with a cup of coffee, listening to the washing machine.
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([personal profile] lotesse Mar. 24th, 2017 11:13 pm)
... my dad just called me for the express purpose of reading aloud to me a long passage of Eugene Debs praising the Bolsheviks and condemning both of the period American parties as capitalist sellouts. fml
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([personal profile] phidari Mar. 24th, 2017 06:49 pm)
I guess I'm probably doing [community profile] soulexchange, my hand slipped and Kamen Rider Ghost wound up in the tagset. (Someone else nominated Ex-Aid! Woohoo.)
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([personal profile] executrix posting in [community profile] thisfinecrew Mar. 24th, 2017 04:46 pm)
and we sound our victory cheer.
Tell me, where do we go from here?
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([personal profile] baranduin Mar. 24th, 2017 01:05 pm)
Woo hoooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The battle is not over but evil lost today.

Woo hoooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
175x textless icons from Final Fantasy: Kingsglaive. Full movie, this is Batch B.


Rest of the icons here @ [personal profile] famira
I would very much like to start reading more LGBT literature, so I'm going to start posting about the things I read here. Better to focus on positive things than, say, wallow in the fact that I finally got a minimum-wage job and almost fainted in the kitchen and had to go home and the manager hasn't called me to tell me when I should come in next even though she said she would call me yesterday :)

a n y w a y

I'm writing a review, and there will be spoilers.

Star-Crossed* is a middle-grade novel about twelve-year-old Mattie, who finds herself crushing on her pretty British classmate Gemma. More thoughts on this cute book. )

* (Disclaimer: Amazon associate link)
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([personal profile] famira posting in [community profile] icons Mar. 24th, 2017 10:12 am)
175x textless icons from Final Fantasy: Kingsglaive. Full movie, this is Batch B.


Rest of the icons here @ [personal profile] famira
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([personal profile] baranduin Mar. 24th, 2017 08:45 am)
It's amazing how long we hold on to grudges, isn't it?

Reading this 150 Great Places to Work In Healthcare article from Becker's Hospital Review pinged me right away. I see that Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, CA, the hospital that butchered my mother is one of the best hospital systems to work at. Go them? Hopefully they don't butcher people as often these days in the name of Heroic White Man Surgeries that condemn their patients to lingering, agonizing deaths. Hopefully their doctors don't tell their dying patients that they're getting addicted to morphine and will be taken off it to ensure they don't get fully addicted. I wonder how many other people this evil oncologist did this to. My father wouldn't stand for it and got on a plane to San Francisco, sat in the office of the president of a pharmaceutical company, and got all the morphine we needed -- the nurses who would not follow his orders were fired. That made me happy since one of them was fond of fondling my young breasts (and my best friend's!) at any and all opportunity. (I ran into her a couple of years later when I was a candy striper at Hoag Hospital and she started right up again trying to get me places where she could touch me inappropriately.

Nuts. Really hope those kinds of providers are in the minority. Not much hope but some.

Well, that was cheerful! Getting ready to start following the ACA repeal vote in the House this afternoon. I have hope. Not a lot and my hope is founded on the super duper evil conservatives digging in their heels even more such that they vote no as well. Politics makes strange bedfellows indeed.

Am drinking out of my "Nevertheless, She Persisted" mug. Now that's a good thing :-)

My outfit today combines the ‘meadow’ and '70s couch’ aesthetic. My face is just weird.

Photo kindly taken by @Olivia http://ift.tt/2ndHsQ4



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