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Sarawr Queen of Kings
Wife, Mother, Father's Rights Advocate, Systems Administrator, Geek, Writer, Dungeon Master, basically, all-around awesome
Wife, Mother, Father's Rights Advocate, Systems Administrator, Geek, Writer, Dungeon Master, basically, all-around awesome


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As a teen, I helped care for a colorist and his wife in their 80s. Groceries, cooking, lifting things, seeing things... they were a sweet old couple and I learned much from them.

As my time in their service came to an end, Max gave me three books from 1935, about color. Color chemistry, Color as light, and Color in use.

The books are falling apart, and I plan to have them scanned... but the project will most certainly damage these precious objects, and I cannot find them digitally.

So here are some quick photos of the books, before I send them off to scan... Feel free to share them broadly!
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"Of course good people also don’t say they could grab women by the genitalia, either.
They don’t defend racists and nazis and call them “fine people,” days after murdering a young girl and terrorizing an American city.
They don’t brag about their penis size during debates, or suggest protestors at campaign rallies should be roughed up, or crack jokes about captured war heroes, or make fun of the physically disabled.
They don’t.

Good people don’t tweet anti-Muslim rhetoric in the moments immediately following a bombing in order to bolster a position.
They don’t leave American territories filled with brown skinned people without power for months upon months, after publicly ridiculing their public servants and questioning their people’s resolve.
They don’t erase protections for the water and the air, for the elderly, the terminally ill, the LGBTQ.
They don’t take away healthcare from the sick and the poor without an alternative.
They don’t gouge the working poor and shelter the wealthy.
They don’t abuse their unrivaled platform to Twitter-bait world leaders and to taunt private citizens.
Good people don’t prey upon the vulnerable, they don’t leverage their power to bully dissenters, and they don’t campaign for sexual predators.

But this President is simply not a good human being, and there’s simply no way around this truth."
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Hi everyone! I know I don't post on here too often (sorry about that. It's not you, it's me), but I needed to in order to help my sister and her family.

Eric, my brother in law, found out on Friday that he has cancer. Malignant melanoma is the suspicion. Normally this wouldn't be too much of an issue with the current immunotherapies, but his cancer is quite progressed 😢 He has 9 lesions in his brain, and more on his spine and pelvis that were discovered last night.

He is the main provider for my sister and their 10 year old son, and he rarely asks for help. In fact, he's usually the one doing the helping. He's a contractor for the DoD, helping our brave women and men in the military. The problem is, as a contractor, no work = no pay. The medical bills will be piling up soon, not to mention the normal household expenses, and my sister doesn't make enough to cover everything. So, to help, I've organized a GoFundMe site to try and help out with those medical expenses, and it would honor me greatly if you could take a look at it, and if you so choose, donate to the campaign.

If you're not in a spot to donate, no worries. Just say a prayer or send a good thought to them. Eric is in the fight for his life, and could really use any help he can get.

Thank you!
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The FCC plans to use Thanksgiving holiday to hide its attack on net neutrality
Republican chairman Pai is expected to either unveil a formal plan on Wednesday while Americans are distracted by holiday preparations, or potentially on Friday, while Americans are busy shopping for Black Friday bargains.

Survey after survey (including those conducted by the cable industry itself) have found net neutrality has broad, bipartisan support. And yet Ajit Pai and his GOP majority in the FCC intend to dismantle the rules that keep the Internet a level playing field. Reports indicate that Pai will issue a "full repeal," reversing a decision to treat broadband as a utility and removing protections preventing ISPs from blocking, slowing down or charging extra to deliver different kinds of content, while also reassigning regulation of any anticompetitive behavior to the FTC.
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See this in a whole new light. Let's change our wording.
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Attempt to see if you are an Equifax breach victim and you could give up right to sue to find out Buried in their Terms of Service on the page they set up to allow people to find out if they were part of one of the largest data breaches in history is a clause that says that in order to see if you were part of the breech you have to waive your right to sue.
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From FB: A medic in the crowds at Charlottesville:

"An account -- verified --[ I do not know by who- KW ] - by a woman on the ground in Charlottesville. "If anyone who was there has addenda to share, please feel free. This may be especially troubling for my nonwhite and Jewish friends to read.
... (Addendum: The friend said it's okay to share as long as it's not connected to their identity.)
I rarely post politics or anything else on Facebook .... But let me be clear. I was acting as a medic in Charlottesville. 'Both sides'-ing about it is absolutely unacceptable. Content note: I'm going to get quite graphic here, because while I understand that there's quite a range of political viewpoints among my Facebook friends, I want to get this point through to everyone whatever your politics.
In the run-up to that weekend, some local counterprotest organizers' families were forced to flee their homes because of violent threats. Some of them had 'bodyguards' - friends escorting them everywhere they went that week, even to the grocery store, work, all the mundane places that people go in their normal lives.
On Friday night, a torch-wielding mob chanting Nazi and other racist slogans (e.g. 'blood and soil,' 'Jews will not replace us'), some doing Nazi salutes, surrounded, screamed "White lives matter" and "anti-white" at, a small group of college student counterprotesters who had linked arms around a statue and had a banner. They then threw fuel at them, beat them with lit torches, pepper-sprayed them, and punched them (including pepper-spraying a girl in a wheelchair). The police mostly stood by until the nazis were gone. A medic who was wearing a kippah (a Jewish skullcap) was followed in the dark by one of the nazis, and took it off after that so as not to be targeted. A university librarian who joined the students to try to protect them has now had a stroke. At some point that evening, the torch-wielders also surrounded a black church while chanting racist slogans. All of this not only hurt people that night but set expectations for how the white nationalists would behave the next day.
On Saturday morning, a line of clergy, along with a gradually growing group of other protesters, showed up outside the nazi rally (given the iconography, including swastikas, the Black Sun, and fasces, and the chants, of involved groups, I don't have a problem using that word, don't let anyone fool you into thinking these were mainstream conservative groups that are being described hyperbolically), facing militia movement members who were carrying assault rifles. There was shouting back and forth, and a small early fistfight where a nazi punched a nearby counterprotester who spilled coffee on him. Nazis were screaming antisemitic things at rabbis in the clergy line, and chanting 'blood and soil' in response to the clergy singing 'This little light of mine.' At one point, some clergy did a peaceful blockade of one of the park entrances, which was forcibly broken by an incoming white nationalist group with skulls painted on their shields. The heavy bidirectional fighting, though, mostly got going after a group of counterprotesters nonviolently blocked the way of an oncoming group of white nationalists, who broke through the blockade with clubs and heavy shields. Some people defended themselves as the white nationalists kept charging and swinging clubs. After that, there were fistfights and club-fights breaking out all around, nazis pepper-spraying and tear-gassing counterprotest crowds, plastic water bottles thrown in both directions. A nazi group that didn't know where the entrance to the park was added to the street fights. Some clergy ran to shield vulnerable people with their bodies, and those clergy were protected by antifa-associated counterprotesters - multiple clergy/theologians have said that they would have been 'crushed' and maybe killed if antifa had not protected them. This went on for a long time. For most of this, the police stood around. Eventually, they cleared both sides out of the area.
The town's synagogue is a short distance from the park. Throughout the day, nazis paraded by it doing the Nazi salute and shouting antisemitic slurs. The police had refused to provide a guard to the synagogue for some reason, so it had hired its own armed guard. There were threats of burning it down coming in. It had to cancel a havdalah service at a congregant's house that evening out of fear of attack.
The march that was attacked with a car by James Fields was that afternoon. What street fighting had happened was long-since over by then. It was a happy march, it was not fighting anyone. The car attack came out of nowhere and the aftermath looked like a war zone. It hit the front of the march as the march was going around a corner, and many people weren't sure what had happened at first, people were screaming about a bomb. In addition to the woman who died, many people had serious injuries. A medic who was hit had to have emergency surgery to not lose her leg. A 13 year-old girl and her mom were among the injured. The street was covered in blood. The firefighters and paramedics were great. The police, on the other hand, rolled in an armored vehicle and threatened the crowd of survivors with a tear gas launcher. Police officers ordered the medics who were performing CPR on the woman who died to leave her and clear the area. They refused, and bystanders negotiated with the police to leave them alone.
There were several other incidents throughout the afternoon where white nationalists/nazis/whatever were menacing small groups of wandering counterprotesters with their cars, swerving toward them on the sidewalk like they were going to hit them, that kind of thing, including after the car attack. At one point my medic buddy and I were about 50 feet ahead of such a group and heard screeching car sounds and screams, and ran back, thinking for a second that there had been another terrorist attack and that this time we were the only medics on site, but fortunately it was just a scare - the driver then "rolled coal" (intentionally emitting a dark cloud of exhaust) at the people on the sidewalk before driving away. There was also an incident at some point where a young black man was badly beaten by white nationalists in a parking garage.
There is no 'both sides' here. I mean, first of all, there is no moral both sides because antifascists and nazis aren't morally the same, period. Disrupting nazis isn't the same as being one, period. But there was also no "both sides" even beyond that. Mutual street fighting primarily kicked off by an attack from the opposing side, doesn't compare to mowing people down with a car, to threatening a synagogue and a black church, to stalking someone for being visibly Jewish, to being part of a Nazi-slogan-screaming mob that surrounds and attacks peaceful college kids and could have easily killed one of them if the fuel thrown on a couple of them had been lit by one of the many thrown or swung torches.
Don't let anyone fool you into thinking the Saturday rally was starting out just a rally like others, but with racist assholes. The people organizing counterprotests, whose families had to flee town, would probably take issue with that. The black church and the synagogue, the synagogue congregant who had to cancel a religious/cultural ceremony out of fear, and the ones who had to leave the building in groups out the back entrance to avoid attack, would probably take issue with that. The people who were physically attacked, on Friday night, by those in town for the Saturday rally, would probably take issue with that.
Don't elide the difference in the questions of whether hate speech should be criminalized, and how communities and their supporters should protect themselves when people who are already threatening to kill them roll into town to rally and then physically attack community members before their rally while the police don't stop it. Don't invoke the Civil Rights Movement to elide it, or tsk-tsk people who were on the ground in Cville. The Civil Rights Movement had its Deacons for Defense and Justice, and similar groups. Just as importantly, many of the leading lights of the Civil Rights Movement were murdered. If you think the only valid kind of activism in response to racist hate is martyrdom, you need to at least think through the implications of that belief.
I did not have a good weekend and I have no interest in hearing comments about how, despite everything I saw and everything I said here, you think this is a 'both sides' thing. If you find my activism unacceptable you are welcome to unfriend me." "
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