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I have been watching more Legends of Tomorrow.

The entire thing depends on everyone being so emotionally wound up and at the end of their tether that they do things the least sense and most drama.

I mean it provides plenty of reasons for them to feel that way, but still.

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I like what fandom does with these parts better than I like rewatching these parts. I mean I like seeing Mick and Len, but I've spent a year since the first season came out wanting to move their story on and make it deeper.

Rewatch first.
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Stuart Broad claims his 384th Test wicket to go past Sir Ian Botham's tally in England's innings-and-209-run win over West Indies inside three days at Edgbaston.

[ SECRET POST #3881 ]

Aug. 19th, 2017 16:09
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⌈ Secret Post #3881 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

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Posted by Adam Collins (earlier) and Will Macpherson (now)

Well, I’ll stick around to deliver news of the awards and all that jazz. Not a great deal to say. West Indies were very bad, and they let England be very good. England have won three Tests on the spin for the first time in a while, and they’ll like have won five on the bounce by early to mid September. Absolutely impossible to see this being anything other than a 3-0 whitewash.

Ooh. Nice stat.

Last time England's leading wicket-takers played in same Test was also vs West Indies: Trueman (284) & Statham (245), 22-26 Aug 1963 #ENGvWI

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Posted by Reuters in New Delhi and Mumbai

The tragic crash is the fourth major derailment incident on India’s struggling rail network this year

At least 20 people have been killed and scores more injured after a train came off the tracks in India on Saturday.

Rescuers and local people in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh worked into the night searching for survivors in the overturned and mangled carriages. Officials have said they expect the death toll to rise.

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Posted by Sarah Betancourt and agencies

  • Trump tweet likely to revive controversy that followed Charlottesville
  • Anti-Nazi protests dwarfed small group of rightwingers who planned rally

Donald Trump described anti-Nazi demonstrators who converged on Boston to repudiate white nationalism as “anti-police agitators” on Saturday, in a tweet that seemed destined to revive the still simmering controversy over his remarks equating the far right and anti-fascists in Charlottesville last weekend.

Related: Bannon departs – but ‘Trump whisperer’ could have more influence from outside

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Posted by Reuters

• Mandzukic, Dybala and Higuaín on target for champions in opener
• VAR awards Cagliari penalty but Farias misses resulting spot-kick

Juventus began their quest for a seventh successive Serie A title with a 3-0 home win over Cagliari after the Sardinians missed a penalty awarded with the help of the video assistant referee.

Mario Mandzukic, Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuaín scored in opening match of the season, but the game could have taken a different course if Diego Farias had converted a spot‑kick for Cagliari when they were 1-0 behind.

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Posted by Emma Graham-Harrison and Virginia López

Legislative powers taken fro opposition-led parliament, as country’s fugitive attorney general alleges Maduro corruption links

Venezuela’s political crisis has deepened after a new pro-government “superbody” stripped the opposition-held parliament of its legislative powers and the fugitive attorney general accused President Nicolás Maduro of links to a corruption scandal.

Related: Thieves stealing Venezuela zoo animals to eat them, say police

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Aug. 19th, 2017 16:01
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[ SECRET SUBMISSIONS POST #557 ]




The first secret from this batch will be posted on August 26th.



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it's the drunks singing 'my way'

Aug. 19th, 2017 15:45
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I am intending to start watching The Defenders, but my internet has been dropping intermittently, which is fine if I'm reading fic but annoying when trying to watch Netflix. Who knows if this will even post? Not me!

eta: it did not post at 2:10 when I wrote it, but the internet seems to be working now at 3:45.

In other news, I was originally supposed to go my lawyer's office sign the contract on the coop on Thursday, but then he was like, "it's no different from the first contract for the other purchase, so I can see if they'll accept an electronic signature, or I can overnight the copies to you and you can send them on to the seller's attorney with the deposit check when you've signed." And I said, "great!" because it's not really convenient for me to get to his office. But the seller hasn't forwarded some of the documents he needs to review before I can sign, so that hasn't happened yet. Arrgh. So annoying. Because I need to forward copies of all of that to the loan officer as well, so she can proceed.

It's always something. Sigh. I'm still not sure I believe anything will ever actually happen, so I guess I'm more zen about it this time? Last time it went so smoothly right up until it didn't. Maybe this one going in fits and starts is more realistic and will have a better outcome? Idek.

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Former Real Madrid winger Jese Rodriguez scores the winner on his Stoke City debut as Arsenal again come unstuck at the Bet365 Stadium.
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(And I swear, the next person to talk at me about "erasing history" is gonna sorely regret it.)

*****


What Kind of Monuments Does President Trump Value?

Where Statues Go to Retire

The Pernicious Myth of the ‘Loyal Slave’ Lives on in Confederate Memorials

Free Speech or Hate Speech? Civil Liberties Body ACLU Will No Longer Defend Gun-Carrying Protest Groups

Robert E. Lee's Direct Descendant Denounces Charlottesville White Nationalists: 'There's No Place For That Hate' (In this, he follows in his ancestor's footsteps. Lee himself made it clear he wanted no statues. They were put up after he wasn't around to protest anymore.)

The men in charge of all the branches of the US military have denounced racism and broken with President Trump's encouragement of racists.

The Charlottesville furor is the latest example of the chaos that can result from Trump’s temper and refusal to back down.

Charlottesville Police Refused to Protect Synagogue From Nazis, so Jewish Community Hired Armed Security for First Time

In Charlottesville aftermath, Europe sees widening divide with US

The Trickle-Up Theory Of White Nationalist Thought

What if Western media covered Charlottesville the same way it covers other nations

White Supremacist Who Boasted About Being 'Ready for Violence' Cries Over Possible Charlottesville Arrest Warrant (Boo-hoo-hoo.)

Weeping Nazi started off as a “men’s rights activist,” which is no huge surprise

As he coddles neo-Nazis, Trump’s political isolation increases

Fellow Republicans assail Trump after he defends Confederate monuments

He ‘Went Rogue’: President Trump’s Staff Stunned After Latest Charlottesville Remarks
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Figs (oh nom nom nom!), yellow nectarines, red bell peppers, tiny sweet peppers, quart of kimchi, pork belly, pita, spanakopita, peach-and-ricotta pie, and 8.5 lbs of tomatoes.

I'm making ketchup! Locals and relatives might get one of the jars, depending on how many I actually wind up up with after the canning is finished.
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Posted by Adam Collins (earlier) and Will Macpherson (now)

41st over: West Indies 132-8 (Roach 8, Joseph 7) Moeen tosses it up again and Joseph drives him away for four through covers. I’ve only been on the OBO since lunch and I’ve already covered him getting out once today. They take a single each.

Kimberley Thonger is talking about Brian Withington too.

As the floodlights are on surely Brian Withington should be putting himself outside a decent rosé, possibly with a pink gin chaser to encourage late reverse swing?

40th over: West Indies 126-8 (Roach 7, Joseph 2) Jonny Bairstow can only laugh as a short seed from Broad misses the ducking Roach, then hoops miles away from his dive and trots away for four byes. No other runs from the over.

Doom and gloom from Sankaran Krishna. West Indies have lost 17 wickets today.

As an old-timer who grew up on watching the Windies routinely decimate the English at home from about the late 1970s through the mid 1990s, this is unbearably sad to watch. How can a team decline so completely to such a level? Sorry to strike a mordant note as England cut through this batting line up like a knife through a cake, but even they have to feel this is getting embarrassing.

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Posted by Press Association

Tony Pulis will review video footage of Hal Robson-Kanu’s dismissal at Burnley before determining whether to appeal against the West Bromwich Albion match-winner’s red card.

The Wales international became just the fourth player in Premier League history to come off the bench, score and be sent off in a lively 20-minute cameo that earned Albion their second straight 1-0 success.

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Posted by Daniel Taylor

It was risky for the champions to help rivals solve a problem, something Manchester United try hard to avoid, as players such as Wayne Rooney and Gabriel Heinze can testify

It was the cartoon, published on the Daily Telegraph website a few years ago, that probably demonstrated the perception at the time that the man in charge of Manchester United’s transfer business was straying dangerously close to getting the reputation of being a bit of a pushover.

Entitled “Manchester United and the Transfer Market” and published shortly after the arrival of Ángel Di María and Radamel Falcao, the cartoon showed the club’s executive vice‑chairman, Ed Woodward, walking into a convenience store called Costless and asking to be shown the “very finest” chocolate they had for sale before handing over £80 for a Mars Bar.

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Posted by Jamie Doward

Open Britain says programme could lose £208m unless government reverses plans to ignore European court of justice

The government’s insistence that the UK must leave the jurisdiction of the European court of justice (ECJ) after Brexit could see Northern Ireland lose tens of millions of pounds in funding for its peace and reconciliation programmes, according to a pressure group.

Open Britain, which campaigns against a hard Brexit, claims that unless the government gives ground on the matter, the European Union’s PEACE programme, which under its fourth round of funding covering the period 2014 to 2020 is to receive £208m from the European Regional Development Fund, is in jeopardy.

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Posted by Jamie Jackson at the Bet365 Stadium

An impressive debut goal from Jesé Rodríguez, a superb Jack Butland display and an Alexandre Lacazette goal controversially ruled out for offside gave Stoke City a deserved win on an evening when Arsenal suggested they are destined for another frustrating Premier League campaign.

Arsène Wenger’s side ended up bombarding Butland’s goal yet lacked a ruthless edge. The sight of their record £52m signing Lacazette, anonymous apart from the turn and finish with 18 minutes to go that was disallowed by a linesman’s flag, being taken off near the close summed up their bluntness.

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Posted by Ben Fisher at St Mary's Stadium

Charlie Austin snatched a stoppage-time winner from the penalty spot as Southampton beat 10-man West Ham United. Austin sent Joe Hart, the West Ham goalkeeper, the wrong way as Mauricio Pellegrino clinched his first win as Southampton manager in a dramatic finale. After Javier Hernández’s side had trailed by two goals, the Mexican had rolled back the years with a couple of trademark finishes to nearly get the Hammers off the hook.

As Slaven Bilic put it, they “knew what we are getting” with Hernández, a £16m summer signing from Bayer Leverkusen. There was a concerning familiarity about the problems at the other end, though, with his vulnerable back line, that has now beenbreached seven times in just two matches.

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(This always happens.)

I'll work my way up to it. I just get antsy thinking people will sneer.

(And now I'm thinking people will sneer because I didn't reciprocate. I can't win.)

On the plus side, my TBR list is full for at least a month. So thanks :)

****


Why It’s Better to Carry Weight on Your Head

The Newlyweds and their Baby Were America’s First Comic Book Family (1907) (These punchlines could come at the end of any modern hand-wringing about helicopter parents.)

Bacteria stab amoebae with micro-daggers

Britain's female wrestlers grapple with acceptance

When Astronomers Chased a Total Eclipse in a Concorde (I'm realizing now that I should've saved up these eclipse stories and then posted them all at once. Darn.)

Your City's 'Ghost Signs' Have Stories to Tell

Finding Somaliland's ancient cave art is hard. Protecting it could be harder.

Trump Administration Reverses Bottled Water Ban In National Parks

"What's 'smog' in Kazakh?" China language mix snags environment inspectors

The Surprisingly Important Role China Played in WWI

The real revolution in NKorea is rise of consumer culture

After brinkmanship, a diplomatic opening with North Korea

NASA's ambitious plan to save Earth from a supervolcano

Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem

What Mormon Family Trees Tell Us About Cancer

As Confederate statues fall in U.S., Russians are erecting statues for dictator Stalin

Birds cut down by kite flying on Indian Independence Day

Britain 'confident' of new phase in Brexit talks by October

In Six Years the Number of Homeless Children in New York City Public Schools Jumped Nearly 50 Percent

Florida prisons — all of them — on lockdown

Sex Workers In Alaska Say Cops Are Abusing Their Power To Solicit Sex Acts

Think it’s hard for the white working class in rural America? Try being a person of color.

Despite Escaping To The U.S., These Brothers Are Still Terrorized By The MS-13 Gang

Bangladesh ramps up border patrols to deter fresh Rohingya inflow

Meet July, the Hottest Month Yet (In NYC it was actually cool and mild... which is exactly what was predicted would happen as the ice caps melt into the gulf stream, so you can't even enjoy it.)

The New Normal of U.S. Politics

U.S. forces to stay in Syria for decades, say militia allies

Sessions makes sweeping attack on Chicago’s sanctuary city policy

Trump Is Just Six Senate Votes Away From Impeachment

Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon fired

Bannon, basically: Trump’s campaign was a fraud
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Former Real Madrid winger Jese Rodriguez scores the winner on his Stoke City debut as Arsenal again come unstuck at the Bet365 Stadium.
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Great Britain are the leading team going into Sunday's showjumping finale of the European Eventing Championships in Strzegom.

oh, good, it's a to-do list

Aug. 19th, 2017 14:07
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* finish picking up & taking out garbage & recycling (you're so close! you can do it!)
* dishes, dishes, dishes
* play with cat
* finish first draft of PODSA/SGA fusion
* write more PODSA mpreg
* review Star Wars OT3 and brainstorm last scene
* declutter
* put up CAT TREE OMG
* laundry
* pack
* litterbox
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Posted by Adam Collins (earlier) and Will Macpherson (now)

Holder gone first ball! Brilliant line, he nicks and Cook takes a fine catch diving low to his right at first slip! Seven down, Broad on a hat-trick, and level with Botham!

Broad charging in with a sleeveless sweater on. Chase has battled hard but this one has stayed low and Broad, as he tends to, isn’t bothering to see what the umpire thinks. The umpires thinks it’s out. It stayed down, hit the back pad, and right in front... Broad has 382 Test wickets. Ian Botham took 383.

Earlier, Paul Kavanagh was considering going to the cricket tomorrow. Now, he’s emailing me with the subject line “cinema times for tomorrow”.

Not a cat in hell’s chance of them dragging this out. Looking at cinema times for tomorrow, it’s a toss up between the Dark Tower and Valerian. Thoughts?

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Posted by Press Association

Tony Pulis will review video footage of Hal Robson-Kanu’s dismissal at Burnley before determining whether to appeal the West Bromwich Albion match-winner’s red card.

The Wales international became just the fourth player in Premier League history to come off the bench, score and be sent off in a lively 20-minute cameo that earned Albion their second straight 1-0 success.

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Posted by Jamie Jackson at the Bet365 Stadium

An impressive debut goal from Jesé Rodríguez, a superb Jack Butland display and an Alexandre Lacazette goal incorrectly ruled out for offside gave Stoke City a deserved win on an evening when Arsenal suggested they are destined for another frustrating Premier League campaign.

Arsène Wenger’s side ended up bombarding Butland’s goal yet lacked a ruthless edge. The sight of record £52m signing Lacazette, anonymous apart from the turn and finish with 18 minutes to go that was erroneously disallowed by a linesman’s flag, being taken off near the close summed their bluntness up.

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Posted by Ben Quinn

Observer/Opinium poll finds nearly half of those asked believe there should be no second referendum on departure terms

A sizeable majority of the British public believes that the UK’s departure from the European Union should be followed by “a transition period”, according to an Opinium/Observer poll.

While almost half (49%) of those asked still believe that there should not be a second referendum once the terms of departure are clear, enthusiasm for Brexit appears to have dipped slightly, while trust in the Conservatives to lead negotiations has dropped from 39% in June to 33% in August.

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Posted by Stuart James at the Liberty Stadium

• United score four goals in opening two matches for first time since 1907
• ‘It’s not always motorway. You always find difficult roads’

Manchester United continued their superb start to the season by again scoring four goals – the first time they have done that in their opening two matches since 1907 – but José Mourinho warned his players that “it’s not always motorway” and there will be “roadworks” ahead. The United manager did say, though, that his team are playing with the sort of confidence they lacked last season after three late goals in four minutes against Swansea completed another emphatic 4-0 victory.

Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial all scored for the second game running, with Eric Bailly getting the other goal after Swansea imploded in the final 10 minutes.

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Posted by Ben Fisher at St Mary's Stadium

Charlie Austin snatched a stoppage-time winner from the penalty spot as Southampton beat 10-man West Ham United. Austin sent Joe Hart, the West Ham goalkeeper, the wrong way as Mauricio Pellegrino clinched his first win as Southampton manager in a dramatic finale. After trailing by two goals, Javier Hernández had rolled back the years with a couple of trademark finishes to nearly get the Hammers off the hook.

As Slaven Bilic, put it, they “knew what we are getting” with Hernández, a £16m summer signing from Bayer Leverkusen. There was a concerning familiarity about the problems at the other end, though, with his vulnerable back line, that has now been breached seven times in just two matches.

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