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Friday, November 11, 2016

Linkee-poo, and now we lie in Flanders fields

The safety-pin movement. I'm not entirely sure where I stand on this one, although I do support the goal of identifying oneself as an ally and making a sign for someone to ask for help if they need it (sometimes it's not easy to see harassment even if it's right in front of you). (Grokked from Jessica Freely)

"Here are a few organizations that work to fight for the rights of our most vulnerable populations, and ways you can volunteer or donate to make sure they are able to work harder than ever." (Grokked from Seanan McGuire)

"The Russian deputy foreign minister said Thursday that representatives of the Russian government were in contact with members of the Trump campaign during the presidential election." I'm trying not to think of Manchurian Candidate, I really am.

Say, you know how the aftermarket futures for the Dow and other indices tanked after Florida was called for Trump. You know how the next day we started at about even from the prior close? "Icahn, 80, left President-elect Trump’s victory party in the early hours of the morning to bet about $1 billion on U.S. equities, he said Wednesday in a telephone interview on Bloomberg TV." I guess we now know why. (Grokked from Dan)

"Officials at universities in Louisiana and California said the police were investigating attacks on Wednesday against female Muslim students, and officials described one of the episodes as a 'hate crime.'" And here we go. "After the election, universities also reported campus graffiti referring to Mr. Trump and some of the themes he has espoused."

"But as those protests occurred, one of Trump’s potential choices to lead the Department of Homeland Security tweeted that they 'must be quelled' because 'there is no legitimate reason to protest the will of the people.' He included a picture of himself brandishing a U.S. Constitution for emphasis." You know those people who talked about how they weren't permitted to openly discuss their feelings because of political correctness? Yeah, this is the type of bullshit they think the government actually should do. And while quoting the First Amendment is all well and good, but ask James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner how well that worked for them. (Grokked from Ann Leckie)

"Attorneys for President-elect Donald Trump agreed Thursday to enter into settlement talks over a lawsuit against Trump and Trump University." I would say good for them if I didn't have a feeling this was another stall tactic to allow Trump to be inaugurated and then he thinks he can "make it go away" as President (hint, granting pardons is only for criminal charges, not civil actions, IIRC). (Grokked from Xeni Jardin)

A mission statement of sorts for the anti-Trump protests.

Tweet of my heart: @GermainEnglish A lot of hateful things are being said and done these days. If you see or hear it, DO SOMETHING. Silence is betrayal. Stand up against hate. (Grokked from Ann Leckie)

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