Link Love

Another week, and children still aren’t being reunited with their families.  Keep up the pressure on your congresspeople.  Also, there’s a shot at not getting a horrific supreme court justice, but it’s going to take ALL 49 Democrat senators and 2 Republican ones.  That means even if you’re in a blue state you should be making calls.

Here’s Deb’s experience at a rally.  Thank you for going!  Miser mom’s experience and suggestions for what to bring to a summer protest.  Thank you!  Pictures from marches all over the country and world.

Here’s what Fangs and Clause has been doing.  Thank you!

Living in a red state as I do, I’d like to encourage people in blue states who want to do more to send some money to our local candidates.  Usually liberal election money flows out of states like mine to blue and purple states, but this year we need your money.  This year we have a chance to make a change.  Swing Left is a good place to start looking, but if you’ve got friends and family in red states, ask them if there are any races you can help out with.  Also, I’d like to highlight one of wandering-scientist’s favorites, Postcards to voters.  I hate getting phone calls, especially so long before November, but postcards are nice!  They’re especially great for reminding people like me of out-of-cycle elections, since not all elections are on November’s voting day.  Thank you everybody for working so hard, because more people will suffer if we give up.  And keep calling about reuniting those kids with their families.  This is a travesty.

Separated toddlers kept in a dark office building with no kitchen and only a few bathrooms for three weeks.  Reveal News has been doing some really amazing investigative reporting.


Migrant kids in concentration camp prevented from getting donated books.

They’re not even allowing GOP operatives who have followed all the protocols into the concentration camps.

So I guess the answer is to keep shaming evil people in public.

An American ex-pat’s experience with the NHS  A large contrast with the US version


Women coders face discrimination

Why is it always women’s  job to fix men?

White supremacy culture in organizations

Lipidema (my MIL has lymphedema as a breast cancer treatment side effect)

Captain Awkward with more Geek Social Fallacies

So many Chuck Tingle books

10 middle grade books about the pioneer era that aren’t little house on the prairie

This article on tax-free income is better than last week’s

Congrats, Mr. POP!  (I still miss the “where could we retire” index though.)


10 Responses to “Link Love”

  1. nicoleandmaggie Says:

    Here’s a great thread from Wandsci about the actions she took yesterday.
    I find it incredibly helpful when people announce what they’re doing politically, first because it gives me ideas, but secondly, and maybe more importantly, it makes me feel like I’m not alone. Thank you Wandering Scientist!

  2. rose Says:

    It does appear large profits from putting people seeking asylum into private prisons and removing their children from them and sending them to for profit adoption agencies are being made but so far the major news agencies are ……. being careful in their word choices. I wonder how history will write about this…. OR since history is written by the winners if this will be judged a wonderful successful deterrent method……
    Vote. Contribute money when you think of the children in your own world/life.
    I wonder if Ivanka can see herself in any of these parents … but suspect she cannot because she is, and always has been, special from birth.

  3. Revanche @ A Gai Shan Life Says:

    Do you suppose that these people think they’re special and that’s why they don’t see themselves in those parents? I strongly identify with them though I have certainly lived a cushy life in comparison to my parents who were the actual immigrants. I don’t know if it’s because I don’t think I’m special (not special enough to be exempt from the evils of humanity!) or because they choose to not have empathy.

  4. independentclause Says:

    Thanks for the shout out and the encouragement. I’ve been pretty despondent about the news. I joined postcards to voters though, because, it seemed concrete and introvert-friendly. So, thanks!

    I am beginning to be appalled as well by the “good people who do nothing” (which allows evil to flourish, to butcher a quote). People shake their head and bemoan the state of the world, but where is the action? (I am an extraordinarily bad activist, so some of this blame goes to me too. But even if you can’t do much, DO SOMETHING.)

    • nicoleandmaggie Says:

      I still feel guilt over being one of those people before the election. If people like me had done more than just vote for HRC, we would not be in this mess. Thousands of people who are dead now would be alive in Puerto Rico alone. If my small actions save even one life, it is worth it.

  5. chacha1 Says:

    Some encouraging news from Texas; Beto O’Rourke is outgunning Ted Cruz with fundraising. I am throwing money at that campaign because I think, of all places, and of all people to unseat, that one is important.

    • nicoleandmaggie Says:

      HuffPo had an article this morning about how the Dem AG candidate Justin Nelson has a chance– the republican is under indictment(!)
      Texas’s AG is one of the lawsuits against the ACA that the federal government has said it won’t defend against. Sure would be nice if that lawsuit were withdrawn.

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