morgandawn: (Lavender Field Here Now)
This is an journal for and by adults dealing with sexual and political as well as personal issues. If you are under the age of 18, please get the appropriate consent before proceeding.

Fan:
I am a multi-media fan, love sci-fi and fantasy and have been involved in reading and writing fan fiction for the past 12 years. I am in my 40s (to give you a rough age and experience range). My fan fiction can be found here. Fiction with adult ratings or adult subject matter will be labeled and cut-tagged. Please read responsibly. My fan vids can be found in streaming format here

Person:
My other interest is a rare genetic condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) that I have been diagnosed with.   I also ask that you take time to read this before posting or commenting about EDS.  Please note that comments on typos, grammar and formatting will be deleted. LJ formatting problems may or may not be able to be fixed - do not feel offended if I am unable to respond to your request. Hopefully after reading about EDS, you will understand why it is difficult to type and participate online.

WARNING: If you a
re looking for more info about EDS please header over to the volunteer EDS Alert blog here. This is a private journal and EDS is not the main topic of discussion. Please do not give out the link to my private journal (unless you are interested in fannish things, vidding or disussions about slash and sexuality). If you're only interested in EDS, I tag my EDS posts here.

LJ Info:
I really don't have a friending policy. In fact I am somewhat haphazard about it. If you are adding me to your journal reading list and want to be added back, it does help to drop me a note who you are and what are your interests. I have extensive filters and try to keep up with people that way. My blog contains a wide range of topics: personal, political, financial, legal. fannish, and medical. I can be silly and serious. cranky and goofy -often in the same post. I have a very twisted sense of humor - if you think something is funny, more likely than not I am intending it to be funny. And sometimes I am intending it to be so even when you don't think it is funny. My humor requires a great deal of ....humour. And last if you are reading this journal or if you've asked to be added to my friends list to read locked posts - you are agreeing to this. Read it. And then if you want to be added to my friends list, drop me a comment with some info on who you are, what topics you are interested in and that you've read and agreed to the things I need in order for me to feel comfortable inviting you into the more private areas of my 'home.'

In the year 2525
If man is still alive
If woman can survive
They may find.....

Are we there yet? And where are the flying cars?
PS. Nothing posted on my blog or in any of my comments is legal advice. From time to time this journal will provide background on legal issues; it does not provide legal advice. Legal advice is tailored to the facts of your particular situation. If you need legal advice, consult an attorney.

morgandawn: (Good Day)
Update: April 15, 2013: The bulk of the fanzine information has been moved to Fanlore, the fan run wiki. You can access Fanlore's home page here.
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If you're looking for a list of fanzines by fandom, this is what I have so far:

Place of Honor:  Starsky & Hutch. Pepper has compiled the most amazing and complete fanzine listing. Mahvelous. Go here

1. Alphabetical listing
A-Team - list here (last updated in 1997) and here
Beauty & the Beast here and here
Buffy and Angel
Blake's 7  - Judith has an extensive list here
Dr Who - partial lists available here and here and here
Due South -Ray Vecchio Fanzines and  Ray Kowalski Fanzines
Inspector Morse here
The Magnificent 7 here
The Man From U.N.C.L.E - slash fanzines here, gen and slash fanzines here
The Professionals -The Hatstand  and Palely Loitering (with their own LJ here)
Quantum Leap - old list, needs updating
Rat Patrol - Excel spreadsheet here
Real Ghostbusters - here (defunct, last updated 2002). A more current list is here
Robin of Sherwood here
Seaquest here and here
The Sentinel - Loft Library -Slash Zines and Gen Zines
Smallville here
Shadow Chasers here (old archive)
Sherlock Holmes here
Stargate SG1 - old list here
Starsky & Hutch - Pepper's Amazing List With Every Possible Combination Except Pepperoni
Star Trek   - K/S Slash Zines and Star Trek Zinedex (gen/het/slash). An index of stories published in fanzines by title and author can be downloaded from the KirkSpockCentral mailing list (membership required).
Star Wars - Star Wars Collector's Bible (older list archived here)
Supernatural - here
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea here
Xena/Hercules - partial list here

2. Multi-Fandom Lists

Ming's Fanzine Archives (Star Trek, Star Wars & other Fandoms - click on the pdfs for the list)
Fandom Wikis - FanLore and Fan History

3. What To Do With That Aging Fanzine Collection?  If you don't  want to sell your fanzines on eBay or at a convention, the  Fan Culture Preservation Project  will help fans find homes for their fanzine collections - either at the University of Iowa or  via fellow fans.  More here and  here.

What I like about the Fan Culture Project is that the University will pay for shipping and loading of the zines.  I have several friends whose health has declined, don't want to sell their collection, but want to find their fanzines a good home.

Other places to buy/sell your fanzines: the Zinelist Announcements List, its sister discussion mailing list  Zinelist or the SlashSwap mailing list. You can offer your fanzines on LJ at Fandom Swap.     Jim and Melody Rondeau will also agent your fanzines online and at conventions for a small commission. As a last resort head over to eBay but beware you may be charged 2-3x more than you would buying from fannish sources.

For new zines/in print zines only:  The Zine listing communities - one here on Dreamwidth and the mirror here on LJ. Melody Clark has started MediaFen, a fanzine listing blog. The RSS feed for LJ users is here. The direct blog link is here.

If you're trying to track down a fanzine producer whose website has moved or gone away, try using the Wayback Machine.  Ex:  The Zine Zone (last updated in 2003) is archived here.

4. Any other lists? Drop a note. And feel free to link here, as I'll update it.

Looking for Fanzine lists:
Star Trek - gen/het
Buffy/Angel - some zines listed on Fanlore
Highlander - some zines listed on Fanlore
Farscape
Firefly
Supernatural
X-Files - some zines listed on Fanlore

5. Wanna Know How Your Ancestors Produced Their Fan Fiction?
Read "Fandom Before Computers"


morgandawn: (Art Noveau Blue)
Fiction with adult ratings or adult subject matter will be labeled as adult.  My writing involves adult themes that focus on  controversial subject matters and often contains both violence and/or sex, including character deaths and non-consensual acts.  Please read responsibly.

Most of my fan fiction was written years ago and has been previously published in fanzines. The posting date in this journal or any other site does not represent the actual publication date.

Due South

Long Way Home (Fraser Vecchio, Adult) (slash, novel) - link takes you to eBook format.
Clothes Make The Man (Fraser/Vecchio, Adult) (slash)  You can also read this in eBook format here.
A Better Man (Fraser/Vecchio, Adult) (slash).  You can also read this in eBook format here.

Starsky & Hutch
Snapshots (gen, adult) (1995)

Star Wars

In His Father's Shoes (Luke/Han, Adult) (slash) - link takes you to eBook format

Supernatural
Not Listening - (Sam/Dean, Adult)  (slash, incest)
The Monday Blahs - (Sam/Dean, Adult)  (slash, incest)
Long Distance Call (gen)
All The World's A Stage (gen) (WIP)



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morgandawn: (Fanlore Our Story)
The Media Fandom Oral History Project is in its 5th year. This  summer we were graced with a wonderful intern, Megan Genovese who was able to dedicate full time to the project. . Megan is returning to school and we would like to find 2-3 more interviewers to help interview those fans who were not able to schedule a slot with Megan over the summer. The interviews would be conducted over the phone using a dial in conference call system.

The commitment is modest - we're looking for someone to do 2 interviews a month over the phone. You would be responsible for contacting the fans, collecting the permission forms  and  scheduling a time to be interviewed. The interviews are 1-2 hrs long.

If interested, please email me at morgandawn @ gmail.com

Read more about the project here:  http://fanlore.org/wiki/Media_Fandom_Oral_History_Project

Please feel free to forward this info to anyone who is interested or link to this post.

We're also looking for fans willing to transcribe the summer interviews.


morgandawn: (Art Noveau Blue)
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2fWV40z on August 20, 2017 at 08:19PM

Mysteries of the Force http://ift.tt/2x4mCVM

Tags:IFTTT, Fauxthentic History, DWCrosspost

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morgandawn: (Art Noveau Blue)
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2wgwi1t on August 16, 2017 at 04:30PM

Tags:not a reblog, quotes, activism, PDWCrosspost2

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morgandawn: (Cat How... Interesting!)
 I need help calculating upload speed times.

Our home connection uploads at 5 Mbs (bits).  In the fall a friend will have access to a 1 Gbs (bits) upload speed.

If I have around 1 TB(ytes) worth of data to upload, the math looks like this


1. Upload from MD's home = approximately 20 days (rounded up)
2. Upload from friend's location = 2-2 hrs

Now here's where it gets tricky. Some online backup servers cap the data flowing into their servers. Ex Sync.com caps it at
5 MB(ytes) or 40 M(bits)

In which case my math looks like this

1. Upload from MD's home = approximately 20 days (rounded up)
2. Upload from friend's location = 55-60 hrs (2+ days)

Did I get this correct?

I used this calculator
https://www.broadbandsolutions.com.au/business-centre/viewpoint/understanding-connection-speeds-megabytes-megabits

 

morgandawn: (Art Noveau Blue)
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2wZA2lh on August 14, 2017 at 09:58PM

Tags:not a reblog, activism, resistance, PDWCrosspost2

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Letter sent today to Campbell’s Soup asking them to resign from the President’s Advisory Board. Please call/email/fax/tweet the CEOs of those companies who remain. Contact info here: http://www.elliott.org/company-contacts/

“Please resign from the White House Advisory Board

We love your soup. Who doesn’t? What is more American than Campbell’s soup?

What is less American than the embrace of white supremacy and racism? Or people who fail to denounce it or speak out against it? I hate political litmus tests - they are too often cheap and meaningless symbolic gestures. Except we apparently need these gestures when the White House employs white supremacists and has refused to speak out against horrific acts of domestic terrorism over and over. It was silent when two men were murdered in Portland while defending two children from a bigoted attack. It refused to to condemn the racially motivated murder of two men in Kansas. It failed to speak out against the bombing of a house of worship in Minnesota. And this weekend it argued that Americans need to “unite” with those who march under symbols of hate and who kill their fellow Americans.

I love your soup. But I love America more and will stand against anyone who silently continues to support this administration and their hateful and racist policies.

Silence Is Consent to the Forces of Fear, Anger, and Division
morgandawn: (Art Noveau Blue)
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2wVZlVi on August 13, 2017 at 08:49PM

Tags:not a reblog, activism, charlottesville, resistance, PDWCrosspost2

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morgandawn: (Art Noveau Blue)
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2hWkLyJ on August 13, 2017 at 08:40AM

Tags:not a reblog, politics, activism, PDWCrosspost2

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morgandawn: (Art Noveau Blue)
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2vQevyq on August 12, 2017 at 11:45PM

Tags:not a reblog, indivisible, activism, PDWCrosspost2

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morgandawn: (Art Noveau Blue)
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2vYVsCH on August 12, 2017 at 08:00AM

Tags:not a reblog, vidding, fan vid, fanvid, vid rec, dwcrosspost

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morgandawn: (Art Noveau Blue)
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2wQMdke on August 11, 2017 at 09:04PM

Tags:not a reblog, vidding, vid rec, fanvid, fan vid, star wars, dwcrosspost

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morgandawn: (Art Noveau Blue)
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2vXEUL1 on August 11, 2017 at 08:40PM

Tags:vidding, fanvid, fan vid, star wars, DWCrosspost

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morgandawn: (Deter Hire People With Hooks)
Who here in the US has fiber with upload speeds of 500 Mbs-1 Gbs   Here in Silicon Valley ATT GigaFiber is limited to the northern valley. Google Fiber has dropped its plans for a Silicon Valley rollout (for now). Sonic.net has no plans to come south.

If you have access to 1GB, drop me a line @ mdawn6 @ yahoo.com




morgandawn: (Art Noveau Blue)
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2ufYJgr on August 06, 2017 at 10:19AM

Tags:IFTTT, Fauxthentic History, DWCrosspost

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morgandawn: (Vid Free! As Free As The Wind Blows...)
 
*up to 5TB storage
*offers "seeding: (you ship a hard drive and they upload an initial data set) (extra cost OK)
*offers bulk restoration by shipped hard drive (additional cost OK)
*allows both file and folder sharing with password protection
*allows uploads up to 5GB
*does not require syncing in order for the files to be archived (dropbox I'm looking at you)
*supports FTP uploads/downloads
*stable provider (needs to have been in business for a few years and likely to be n business for 5+ years
morgandawn: (Art Noveau Blue)
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2uSfBIM on August 01, 2017 at 10:03AM

Tags:not a reblog, politics, activism, reproductive rights, throwing women under the bus...again, women's march, PDWCrosspost2

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 If anyone is going to fandom conventions and wants to help promote Fanlore, I have two flyers from 2011 that were approved by the Wiki Committee to hand out.

I also have flyers for other projects - 
Fanzine Preservation (multiple universities), the Sandy Hereld Digitized Fanzine Archives at TAMU, the Media Fandom Oral history project, the online zine about vidding, Videlicit etc. PM me or email me at morgandawn @ gmail.com and I can email you the flyers.


August
Vividcon - Aug 4-7, 2017 - Chicago (vidding) 
[personal profile] morgandawn 

WorldCon Aug 9-17, 2017 - Finland - anyone going?

Confluence 4-6 August, 2017 - Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel - anyone going?

September
Dragon Con -- 1-4 Sept, 2017 Atlanta, GA - anyone going?

World Fantasy Convention 2017
 -- 2-5 November 2017  San Antonio, TX. - anyone going?

Other lists of conventions: 

https://www.findcons.com/sci-fi/

http://fancons.com/events/
morgandawn: (Art Noveau Blue)
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2he3Bwl on July 30, 2017 at 08:53AM

Tags:not a reblog, politics, lgbtq, pdwcrosspost2

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morgandawn: (Art Noveau Blue)
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2eYhKwK on July 29, 2017 at 09:27PM

Tags:some of these may be borrowed tags, quotes, too tired to edit out Tumblr's borked HTML but yeah, :/., Magnitsky Act, trump russia, wilwheaton, PDWCrosspost2

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morgandawn: (Art Noveau Blue)
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2uJIVky on July 29, 2017 at 08:24PM

Tags:not a reblog, vidding, vid playlist, fanvids, connexions, DWCrosspost

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morgandawn: (Art Noveau Blue)
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2tFMHfT on July 24, 2017 at 11:12PM

Tags:not a reblog, charity, DWCrosspost

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morgandawn: (Cat Basket Going To Hell?)
am working on Vividcon plans. we just spent 4 days trying to trap an injured feral cat on our property (we were successful. or rather all the people who did the work were. I was cheerleading and getting sunburned) so we've fallen waaaaay behind.  and today we are off to see a specialist that we've been trying to see for 10 months (he travels doing medical research). and [personal profile] xlorp is in the midst of emergency coverage for 2 co-workers who are out on family leave/vacation. and....



morgandawn: (Art Noveau Blue)
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2uOLmCL on July 23, 2017 at 07:49PM

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Vividcon

Jul. 23rd, 2017 10:35 am
morgandawn: (Vid Free! As Free As The Wind Blows...)
 Who is going? Can't wait to see you all.
morgandawn: (Ariel Yes?)


UPDATE: I heard from them. The archive is closed to new submissions but the admins are still there and can be reached via their Help Desk. There are no plans to move the archive.


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 Copying and pasting from [personal profile] arduinna

"I somehow missed that this was happening a few months back, so maybe other people did, too.

My Kindle for PC updated itself silently to version 1.19, which is compatible with Amazon's latest formatting. This is great for being able to use the new formatting! This is not so great if you use Calibre to manage your library. Calibre can't read or even recognize the new format, so can't import your books.

If you use Calibre, the easiest thing to do is to uninstall Kindle 1.19 and reinstall the older version, 1.17, and make sure that the "automatically update" box is unchecked. 

The 
Mobileread forum has a thread on how to do this, including direct links to safe downloads of v 1.17 on Amazon. It also has instructions for other methods, if you don't want to downgrade your Kindle for PC/Mac."
morgandawn: (Art Noveau Blue)
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2sF3hYF on July 09, 2017 at 09:22PM

Tags:IFTTT, Fauxthentic History, DWCrosspost

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 from [personal profile] aethel :

"Photobucket stopped allowing hotlinking, breaking 15 years worth of images on webpages. I never used photobucket so it took a while before it dawned on me that old bandom picspams and concert reviews might now be gone :__(. Over on twitter some podficcers were discussing image hosting alternatives, and dropbox was suggested; I tried it and it works pretty well! You have to change the provided link from http://www.dropbox.com/s/... to http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/... 
morgandawn: (Ariel Yes?)
I wanted to read this in ebook format - but none of the libraries seem to offer it in eBook format (or any electronic format: Kindle, PDF etc). I already own the books, but is this available anywhere to borrow for online reading?
morgandawn: (Art Noveau Blue)
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2sySwGD on July 01, 2017 at 01:16PM

Tags:some of these may be borrowed tags, vidding, tng, ds9, voyager, star trek, fanvids, cosmic-llin, DWCrosspost
morgandawn: (Art Noveau Blue)
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2sspxcq on July 01, 2017 at 08:20AM

Tags:star wars, fandom history, women in fandom, fanart, looking for leia, DWCrosspost
morgandawn: (Vid Free! As Free As The Wind Blows...)
CreaSpaceRu- a random collection of vids submitted to the CreativeSpace contest over the years. A different vidding aesthetic than the one I am used to. Thanks to VidUKon for putting on a vid show just for the CreaCon contest vids year after year.




morgandawn: (Art Noveau Blue)
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2sQ52mP on June 25, 2017 at 10:38AM

Tags:IFTTT, Fauxthentic History, DWCrosspost
morgandawn: (Art Noveau Blue)
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2t70xqo on June 24, 2017 at 11:12AM

Tags:vidding, fan vid, fandom history, vidding history, dwcrosspost

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morgandawn: (Art Noveau Blue)
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2s81L05 on June 24, 2017 at 08:10AM

Tags:not a reblog, activism, politics, affordable care act, disablity, PDWCrosspost2
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2tWNh4y at June 23, 2017 at 07:55AMAnalysis | What the Senate bill changes about Obamacare
Tags:not a reblog, affordable care act, politics, activism, PDWCrosspost
morgandawn: (Art Noveau Blue)
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2sI3Lhq on June 22, 2017 at 11:00PM

Tags:not a reblog, vidding, accessibility, fanvids, DWCrosspost
morgandawn: (Art Noveau Blue)
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2sYA3HW on June 22, 2017 at 08:22AM

Tags:not a reblog, activism, politics, PDWCrosspost2
morgandawn: (Art Noveau Blue)
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2tGhvZp on June 19, 2017 at 12:59PM

Tags:not a reblog, books, librarything, cataloging, DWCrosspost
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Do you have  a Democratic Senator? Want to save lives (possibly even your own) and help kill Trumpcare? The Indivisible Group has a plan. But we need to light a fire under the Democrats who still keep trying to play nice with the GOP.

The plan - the GOP has chosen to repeal healthcare in secret without any hearings or debate. But the simple majority vote (reconciliation) method allows the Democrats to force a debate by adding amendments. Thousands of them. Each one will have to be read into the record - which will give the US citizens more time to read and understand what is in the healthcare repeal bill and how it will hurt them. Otherwise, the GOP plans to repeal healthcare - without any debates or hearings - by July 4 in time for them to go home for vacation. 

OK so what do I do?

You can use resist-bot to text-fax a message: https://resistbot.io/

Or call your  Senator.: http://whoismyrepresentative.com/

O
K what do I say?

This link offers a script: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resource/withholding-consent-filibuster-amendment-call-script/ 

Except from the Indivisible website:

“Do you have a Democratic Senator? Then it means they’ve publicly committed to voting against TrumpCare. That’s great—but it’s not nearly good enough. This is a do-or-die moment on the ACA and your Democratic Senator should be doing everything they can to stop this bill from getting through the Senate. Here’s how they can really play hardball to defeat TrumpCare.

REPUBLICANS WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO GET TRUMPCARE THROUGH.

They’re using a strategy of speed and secrecy to pass TrumpCare in the Senate. No hearings, no town halls, and no CBO score. And they definitely aren’t letting anyone read the bill. We need to slow them way down and draw attention to their terrible bill and their terrible process. That way, everyone will know how many people will lose coverage, how many protections will be taken away, and how much premiums are expected to increase.

DEMOCRATS AREN’T IN CONTROL, BUT THEY CAN STILL RESIST.
1. Withhold Consent. 2. Filibuster by Amendment.


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Update 6/15/2017:  The following senators on the Healthcare committee are taking calls from any US Citizen: Barasso, Enzi, Alexander, Collins, Hatch. McConnell won't take calls.


Cornyn won't take calls unless you are from Texas.

We’re Going To Need A Bigger Boat Vote! A 3 Step Plan To Save Healthcare Over The Next 3 Weeks.The Senate is planning on fast-tracking the repeal of the Affordable Care Act in 3 weeks. The bill is being drafted in secret without any input from...

We’re Going To Need A Bigger Boat Vote! A 3 Step Plan To Save Healthcare Over The Next 3 Weeks.

The Senate is planning on fast-tracking the repeal of the Affordable Care Act in 3 weeks. The bill is being drafted in secret without any input from patients or doctors. The Democrats are not being allowed to participate. There will be no hearings, no town halls, no input from voters. And the “moderates” in the GOP are signaling that they will support taking away healthcare from millions of Americas.

What can you do?

STEP 1:

If you live in these states, call your Senator: http://whoismyrepresentative.com/

 TN - WV - LA - ME - AR - AZ - CO - SC - NV - AK & OH

STEP 2: Go to Facebook and type in “Friends in [name of state].” Messenger  your friends, send them this link and ask them to call. If they cannot call, have them fax from their cell phones using ResistBot (https://resistbot.io). If they cannot fax, have them email their Senators. And then ask them to pass this info on to their friends and families in those states and ask them to do the same. Also consider emailing a letter to to the editor for the local papers in your state & send them your story, mentioning your Senator. 

If you don’t use Facebook, search through your contacts for people from those states and do the same.

STEP 3: If you are burned out and overwhelmed: please consider reposting on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, LJ/DW. 

More tips here: https://twitter.com/benwikler/status/872911051628707841

Deadline: we have three weeks. The vote will happen the third week in June (June 26-June 30).

4 Sample scripts below

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Sample Script: “SCRIPT FOR SENATORS: Hi, my name is…and I’m a constituent from… [give your zip code]. I am calling because I am very concerned about the millions of people like me who could lose health care and essential services if the AHCA becomes law. (Insert personal details as you feel comfortable: I receive care through the ACA or Medicaid, I have a pre-existing condition, I have a disability/a child with a disability, I work in health care or in schools, etc.)  I ask that the senator aggressively oppose ANY legislation that makes it harder for constituents to access affordable insurance or cuts funding for Medicaid and vote against any bill that offers a tax cut to the wealthy at the expense of working Americans, the sick, and disabled. Thank you for your time”

Sample Script: “Hello, my name is ….. and I’m a constituent from… [give your zip code] .  I’m calling to demand that Sen. X do everything in his/her power to block Trumpcare. Trumpcare will destroy Medicare and Medicaid, defund Planned Parenthood and take health care away from people with pre-existing conditions. Tens of millions of Americans could lose their health coverage if the Senate advances Trumpcare. I expect Sen. X to do the right thing and protect Americans from this deadly and reckless bill. Can I count on Sen. X to vote no on Trumpcare? Thank you for your time.”

Sample Script:  “ Hello, my name is ….. and I’m a constituent from… [give your zip code] .  I’m calling (SENATOR) to oppose any health care bill that (List your favorites from below)

  • Don’t cut $880 BILLION from the safety-net Medicaid program;
  • Don’t reduce premium subsidies for moderate-income families
  • Don’t charge older Americans a huge increase, up to 750% increase above their current bill.
  • Don’t discriminate against people with pre-existing health conditions;
  • Don’t take away essential health benefits from insurance coverage; and
  • Don’t defund Planned Parenthood;
  • Don’t make women pay more than men;
  • Don’t put annual and lifetime caps back on the table;
  • Don’t cut Special Education funds for special needs kids (funded by Medicaid!);
  • Allows corporations to stop providing coverage without fines.
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Analysis | The remarkable steps Republicans are taking to obscure what’s in their health-care bill washingtonpost.com

This. Is. How Democracy. Dies.

They won’t allow anyone (even their fellow Senators) to see what is in the bill. They won’t allow any input from patients or doctors or their constituents. Last month a reporter asking about the bill by was assaulted by a GOP Rep (who has now pled guilty). And today they announced a ban against reporters in the Senate hallways - hallways that we we paid with our tax dollars.

Call Your Senator: https://5calls.org/issue/recJfyyL7LE0Ez4ys

“News on Tuesday that on-camera interviews might be significantly curtailed within the Capitol is an on-the-nose manifestation of something that had otherwise not attracted a lot of attention: The Republican effort to replace Obamacare was being put together almost entirely outside of the public’s ability to see what was happening.

When White House press secretary Sean Spicer first addressed the Republican health-care bill that would eventually pass the House last month, he was effusive that his party’s caucus on Capitol Hill would do things differently.

“One of the things that’s important to understand about this process, that’s very different from when the Democrats did it,” Spicer said, referring to the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010.

“Everybody can read it, and it’s going to go through what they call ‘regular order,’” he said. “We’re not jamming this down anybody’s throat. It’s going to go through a committee process. All parties involved, all representatives in the House will be able to have input into it. I think that’s the way to conduct this process, is to do it to allow people to watch the process happen in the committees, allow members of Congress to have their input in it, to make amendments, to see that we get the best bill that achieves the goal for the American people.”


He blamed the Democratic secrecy he was maligning for the final shape of the bill. “When it was done the last time, it was jammed down people’s throats. And look what happened,” he said.

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan made similar commitments. But that’s not at all how the Republican bill has unfolded.

After rushing the original version through committee in the House and getting an unfavorable assessment of its effects from the Congressional Budget Office, Republican leaders realized they didn’t have the votes for their bill, the American Health Care Act, to pass……

It was generally assumed that the bill didn’t have much of a chance in the Senate. But that was before a small group of senators began working in private to develop a bill that might pass that body. And when we say “in private,” that’s underselling the point.

Only a small group of senators know what’s in the bill. An aide to one of the Republican senators working on it told Axios that no draft would be released because “we aren’t stupid” — meaning, apparently, that they knew better than to open up the bill to public criticism before the vote. The plan, apparently, is to send the bill to the CBO for a score before it is then released to the public.”

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Your phone call of the week: Call Your Senator and demand that they work on healthcare in the open where constituents and patients can provide input

To call your senator go to “5 Calls”
https://5calls.org/issue/recJfyyL7LE0Ez4ys

SCRIPT
“DEMAND FULL TRANSPARENCY ON THE SENATE AHCA BILL
The Affordable Care Act, and the healthcare of millions of Americans, is under a massive and urgent threat by Republicans. On Wednesday, June 7th, Speaker Mitch McConnell used “Rule 14” to successfully fast-track the AHCA, the House healthcare bill that passed last month designed to deprive 23 million people of healthcare in order to provide tax breaks to corporations and the rich. Rule 14 will allow the bill to go straight to a Senate floor vote without any requirement for committee debate or discussion.


Currently, the Senate plan is being developed in secret and is expected to be submitted to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) around June 13th, without the release of any details of the submitted healthcare plan to the public or even Senate Democrats. While the CBO score will be released to the public two weeks later during the week of June 26th, McConnell is expected to immediately call for a vote on the bill on the Senate floor (to reach his publicly stated goal of passing the bill before the July 4th recess), giving Senate Democrats and constituents *hours* to learn of and digest a new healthcare plan that will affect one-sixth of the national economy and their own personal well-being.


Healthcare policy affects every single American, and it is unacceptable that this plan has not been transparent and available for sufficient Senate debate and public review. If we do not put pressure on now for full transparency on the contents of this healthcare plan, we may not get any visibility how it will potentially alter our lives until hours before the Senate’s final vote on the floor.”

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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2rfJGBT on June 11, 2017 at 11:39AM

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Tumblr post (this is likely a reblog, and may have more pictures over there)
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 Syn Ferguson passed away on Dec 9, 2016. I reached out to her quilting group and they confirmed it (they did not provide any further details). She was 74 years old.
 
I had hoped to interview her for the oral history project this summer. 
 
I've updated her Fanlore page and have added a Memorial section. Please feel free to share this news and encourage fans to add their memories to Fanlore.
 
 
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2rbFYV1 on June 08, 2017 at 06:16PM

Tags:not a reblog, activism, PDWCrosspost2, trumpcare, republicare, deathcare



We’re Going To Need A Bigger Boat Vote! A 3 Step Plan To Save Healthcare Over The Next 3 Weeks.

The Senate is planning on fast-tracking the repeal of the Affordable Care Act in 3 weeks. The bill is being drafted in secret without any input from patients or doctors. The Democrats are not being allowed to participate. There will be no hearings, no town halls, no input from voters. And the “moderates” in the GOP are signaling that they will support taking away healthcare from millions of Americas.

What can you do?

STEP 1:

If you live in these states, call your Senator: http://whoismyrepresentative.com/

 TN - WV - LA - ME - AR - AZ - CO - SC - NV - AK & OH

STEP 2: Go to Facebook and type in “Friends in [name of state].” Messenger  your friends, copy and paste them this info/send them a link to this post and ask them to call. If they cannot call, have them fax from their cell phones using ResistBot (https://resistbot.io). If they cannot fax, have them email their Senators. And then ask them to pass the same info on to their friends and families in those states and ask them to do the same.  Also consider emailing a letter to to the editor for the local papers in your state & send them your story, mentioning your Senator. 

If you don’t use Facebook, search through your contacts for people from those states and do the same.

STEP 3: If you are burned out and overwhelmed: please consider reposting on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, LJ/DW. 

More tips here: https://twitter.com/benwikler/status/872911051628707841

Deadline: we have three weeks. The vote will happen the third week in June (June 26-June 30).

4 Sample scripts below

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Sample Script: “SCRIPT FOR SENATORS: Hi, my name is…and I’m a constituent from… [give your zip code]. I am calling because I am very concerned about the millions of people like me who could lose health care and essential services if the AHCA becomes law. (Insert personal details as you feel comfortable: I receive care through the ACA or Medicaid, I have a pre-existing condition, I have a disability/a child with a disability, I work in health care or in schools, etc.)  I ask that the senator aggressively oppose ANY legislation that makes it harder for constituents to access affordable insurance or cuts funding for Medicaid and vote against any bill that offers a tax cut to the wealthy at the expense of working Americans, the sick, and disabled. Thank you for your time”

Sample Script: “Hello, my name is ….. and I’m a constituent from… [give your zip code] .  I’m calling to demand that Sen. X do everything in his/her power to block Trumpcare. Trumpcare will destroy Medicare and Medicaid, defund Planned Parenthood and take health care away from people with pre-existing conditions. Tens of millions of Americans could lose their health coverage if the Senate advances Trumpcare. I expect Sen. X to do the right thing and protect Americans from this deadly and reckless bill. Can I count on Sen. X to vote no on Trumpcare? Thank you for your time.”

Sample Script:  “ Hello, my name is ….. and I’m a constituent from… [give your zip code] .  I’m calling (SENATOR) to make certain that the new health care bill ....(List your favorites from below)

  • Doesn't cut $880 BILLION from the safety-net Medicaid program;
  • Doesn’t reduce premium subsidies for moderate-income families
  • Doesn’t charge older Americans a huge increase, up to 750% increase above their current bill.
  • Doesn’t discriminate against people with pre-existing health conditions;
  • Doesn’t take away essential health benefits from insurance coverage; and
  • Doesn’t defund Planned Parenthood;
  • Doesn’t make women pay more than men;
  • Doesn’t put annual and lifetime caps back on the table;
  • Doesn’t cut Special Education funds for special needs kids (funded by Medicaid!);
  • Doesn't allow corporations to stop providing coverage without fines.


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