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PHOENIX (AP) -- The political career of Joe Arpaio ended last year when the six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix known for cracking down on illegal immigration and housing inmates in tents outside in the desert heat was trounced in an election that focused on his own legal troubles....
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Posted by sciatrix

I have decided that I want to learn to hunt deer. Unfortunately, this involves firearms. I am a liberal. I am a liberal to the nth degree. Also, I'm a little scared of my Dremel, for god's sake. Okay. Well, I have always said that I had no problem with people using guns to hunt. Let's see if I was telling the truth or not. Ursula Vernon [perennially beloved of mefi] learns something new and manages to only slightly traumatize the owner of the local gun shop in the process.


Yes. It is as bad as you'd think.

Jun. 23rd, 2017 09:54 pm
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Posted by shockingbluamp

Girls and Boys Alone. Channel 4 Special! oh, oh... Childcare experts and politicians feared that the series, which saw eight-to-11-year-olds fend for themselves for two weeks, would degenerate into "voyeuristic and low-grade entertainment" and what happened -- -pretty much panned out as thought.
***Parent Trigger Warning***



The Boys.


The Girls.



Watched on CCTV cameras by their parents - who did not feature in the program - they were seen living up to gender stereotypes, with the boys running riot with water pistols and the girls baking cakes.
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Posted by oneswellfoop

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2018 selections for additions to the Hollywood Walk of Fame and it's a group containing a lot of Nerd Icons and Internet Meme Victims.

In the category of MOTION PICTURES (in alphabetical order within categories): Jack Black, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Goldblum, F. Gary Gray, Mark Hamill*, Jennifer Lawrence, Gina Lollobrigida, Minnie Mouse**, Nick Nolte and Zoe Saldana.
*not for TV, so it's for Luke and NOT the Animated Joker.
**correcting a long-standing injustice, since Mickey got his in 1978.

In the category of TELEVISION: Anthony Anderson, Gillian Anderson, Lynda Carter***, Simon Cowell, RuPaul Charles, Taraji P. Henson, Eric McCormack, Ryan Murphy, Niecy Nash, Mandy Patinkin, Shonda Rhimes, and posthumous Steve Irwin****.
*** a well-timed Wonder Woman honor.
**** posthumous star ceremonies include relatives of the honorees, so expect to see all of Steve's kids.

In the category of RECORDING: Mary J. Blige, Sir Richard Branson*****, Petula Clark, Harry Connick, Jr., Ice T******, Snoop Dogg, Carrie Underwood and "Weird Al" Yankovic.
*****because there's no category for Airlines?
******also NOT for TV; Ice Cube already got his this year.

In the category of RADIO: Steve Jones*******
*******Huh? He's the former Sex Pistols guitarist who's been a DJ in Los Angeles for a while.

In the category of LIVE THEATRE/LIVE PERFORMANCE: Charles Aznavour, Lin-Manuel Miranda********, and posthumous Bernie Mac.
********Miranda was having lunch with Yankovic when they were both notified, because Why Not?

SPOILER: Celebs have to pre-agree to do the ceremony and somebody has to pay $40K for 'installation and maintenance'.

Friday post intended for unclutter

Jun. 23rd, 2017 05:24 pm
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This was meant for unclutter but got here instead. I cant figure out how to delete it without a lot of fussing.

did not get much decluttering done this week - too busy with other things to give it a lot of time.
I did take 5 books and about a weeks worth of newspaper to B2P - I use newspaper in packing.
Three different books came back with me in a little case labeled Hogwarts Library. These showed up in the workroom, and I remembered one of the prison libraries asked for them, so they will go in the big plastic box in the garage awaiting the next book pickup.

I did putter around throwing away little sample-size bottles of hand lotion left from travel, that I somehow thought I would squeeze the last drops out of. They had been sitting around for months. I also threw away a lot of little packets of sample skin treatments that came in catalogs I got in the mail. I clearly was not going to try them, so out they went. It's part of that It Might Come In Handy Some Day that causes a lot of saving of objects for no good reason. I need to apply the same clear out process to my makeup drawer, with stuff I bought but never used much. None of this makes a lot of new space, but at least it helps clear surfaces.

Hi!

Jun. 23rd, 2017 05:33 pm
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Name: berryandthorn

Age: 20s

Interests & Hobbies: Reading, writing, fairy tales, monsters, folklore, ghost stories, female characters who aren't necessarily likeable; Marvel (mostly the movies and Netflix shows), DC (mostly Batman comics), young adult and children's books, literature and critical theory, Peter Pan, the Monstrumologist series by Rick Yancey; Neil Gaiman, Megan Whalen Turner, Gillian Flynn, Terry Pratchett, and Dorothy Allison; Treasure Planet, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Sicario, The Walking Dead, Turn: Washington's Spies, Don't Trust the A in Apt. 23, LOTR, Star Wars; pirates, history, fanfiction (I don't post any on this account, but I love reading it and I'm always up to discuss my favorites), blogging, crafting (very rarely), libraries, the ocean, psychology and sociology, feminism. 

Looking For: people who enjoy reading, people who write fanfic and/or original fiction, people who share similar interests, people who love creating things, or anyone who's interested! I'm pretty new to DW, so I'm looking to make friends. 

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Posted by Kelsey D. Atherton

Concept art of multiple Valkyrie drones in combat

Cheap, unmanned wingmen could add punch and protection to fighter formations.

A relatively inexpensive unmanned drone could change how the air force fights its wars…
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All the Way Back Where I Come From
Leverage
Eliot Spencer/Parker, Eliot Spencer/Alec Hardison, Eliot Spencer/Alec Hardison/Parker, team Leverage, Eliot Spencer/Damien Moreau, Eliot Spencer/OFC

*

Soul bonds happen. Most of the time, in the vastness of the world, it doesn't amount to anything. Sometimes it does. Sometimes you meet your soul mate.

Sometimes you meet both of them.

At the same time.

On AO3
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Federal regulators say a proposed pipeline that would carry fracked natural gas for 300 miles across West Virginia and Virginia would have "significant" impacts on forests. But they say other adverse effects would be limited....

Briefly.

Jun. 23rd, 2017 02:19 pm
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1. I don't want to talk about politics right now, but it's one of my biggest priorities, so. Politics. )

2. Things have not been great lately. I can't talk about it without doing warning for a bunch of different things, so I'll just say I'm fine but things around me have not been great, and I'm kind of done with it. Sigh.

3. On a happier note, Nibling seems convinced that ghosts come out at 3 am and has convinced Sister to stay awake with him so he can see. I have also signed onto this adventure, and I'm psyched.

Wasting time

Jun. 23rd, 2017 05:46 pm
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Somebody just asked on Quora
I posted the first reply:

Who can tell? Look how arbitrary the QWERTY keyboard is, designed to slow typing down as much as possible so the first mechanical typewriters wouldn’t jam.

I can make a WAG that on a computer keyboard it would be put on Option-S (or Alt-S), which is a logical place for it. Which means that Microsoft would put it someplace else entirely. ;-p

Of courſe, that could eaſily create confuſion if uſers weren’t uſed to it. And that would really ſuck.

Maybe tonight I'll post why I'm procrastinating so badly. Or at least my excuse for it.
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Officials say a suicide bomber blew himself up when security forces surrounded the house he was in.

Awkward questions

Jun. 23rd, 2017 09:26 pm
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A guide on how to deal with "uncomfortable questions" during family gatherings after Ramadan.

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Jun. 23rd, 2017 03:41 pm
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[personal profile] jesse_the_k tells me all the cool kids are doing this:

what boxofdelights likes to talk about

row 1: my kids; gardening; tutoring; the fanfic community; Octavia Butler;
row 2: stories; books; autonomy; Wiscon; storytelling;
row 3: dogs; Rachel Maddow; math; different points of view; raptors;
row 4: introversion; puzzles; podfic; logic; making people laugh;
row 5: compost; R.A. Lafferty; science fiction; due South; ecology;

I made this at http://myfreebingocards.com
I picked 25 topics that I like, and that I like to talk about.
I let the web page randomize the placement. I was lucky that "my kids" didn't end up in the middle.
I clicked "Play Online Now" to get an image I could snip.

Check off the things that also interest you and see if we have a bingo.
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