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The US rapper says the National Party used a song which sounded like his award-winning Lose Yourself.
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It is the first such deployment since Japan changed its security laws expanding the role of its military.
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FUSSA, Japan (AP) -- Residents living near U.S. military bases in Japan are facing a fresh reality: Their neighborhoods are on the frontline of North Korea's dispute with America and if Pyongyang were to attack they would have just minutes to shelter from incoming missiles....
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Okay, so I didn't get April's playlist posted quite in time, but it's still April 30th somewhere, even if it's already May 1st here.

"Home is not a place" is a quote from a Lois McMaster Bujold novel. It's also the first tattoo I ever got, around the top of my left arm. It's a phrase that matters to me, representative of an ethos I try my damnedest to live by.

This playlist is about that.

It's about running away from home to find your family and running away from your family to find your home and it's about the complicated, overlapping, contradictory truths of home and family and love.

Home Is Not A Place
Zip file on dropbox (140MB) or Individual tracks on dropbox

Native Son - Oysterband
Canyon Moon - Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
My Way Home Is Through You - My Chemical Romance
Authority - Genevieve
Electable (Give It Up) - Jimmy Eat World
Dutch - Dessa
Home - Phillip Phillips
Family Oh Family - Shred Kelly
Glorious - Colony House
Idaho - Josh Ritter
Hometown Glory - Adele
Why Am I The One - fun.
Heartlines - Florence & The Machine
Recurring Dream - Crowded House
All Of My Days - Alexi Murdoch
The Long Way Around - Dixie Chicks
Across The Line - Bellowhead
Rebellion (lies) - Arcade Fire
Hearts, Love and Honour - Headstones
Level Up - Vienna Teng
You Can Come From Here - Bourbon Tabernacle Choir
Sons & Daughters - The Decemberists
Rainbow Connection - Weezer & Hayley Williams

As usual comments if you're downloading are appreciated and I love to hear what people think of my mixes after they've listened to them as well.
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The front-runner made the comments as he and Marine Le Pen entered the last week of campaigning.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Immigrant and union groups will march in cities across the United States on Monday to mark May Day and protest against President Donald Trump's efforts to boost deportations....
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BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) -- Chaz Wing was 12 when they came after him. The classmates who tormented him were children, too, entering the age of pimples and cracking voices....
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The children were confused, scared and hurt. In their own words, they did their best to convey what other students had done to them in the school restroom, the gym and the bus. What their families learned left them shaken and set up an unexpected, adversarial relationship with their school districts....
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Posted by By AMY TAXIN and STEVE PEOPLES

NEW YORK (AP) -- Immigrant and union groups will march in cities across the United States on Monday to mark May Day and protest against President Donald Trump's efforts to boost deportations....

Argentina Plaza de Mayo: Rights group turns 40

Monday, May 1st, 2017 04:32 am
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Group members have been fighting for justice for victims of Argentina's 1976-83 military regime.
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The typeface, available in both Latin and Arabic script, will be used for official state correspondence.
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Posted by By LYNN ELBER

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" won the Daytime Emmy Award for best entertainment talk show Sunday, 20 years to the day that her character came out as gay on the sitcom "Ellen."...

Done this week (20170423Su - 30Su)

Sunday, April 30th, 2017 08:50 pm
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It's been a long month this last week.

  • We are very close to buying the house on Whidbey Island. Just a couple of things we have to check.
  • As of Friday, I am officially a Retired Person. (I've been a member of the AARP for 20 years. It's still weird.
  • I had a couple of panic attacks. The fact that I know what they are, how they work, and how to deal with them is helpful, but they're still something of an ordeal.

I had a very nice send-off party from the team at work; another team member was moving to another team, so it was a combined affair, and of course combined with the weekly Friday "Beer 30". I will miss those people. Naomi was able to come up for the party, so we were able to do a little singing (set list in the notes). Damned good thing, too -- I had greatly underestimated the amount of stuff I would be bringing home. I would have had to call a cab.

For some reason I'm not seeing all that many events this week outside the house-related stuff. Oh, well. Maybe that's enough.

Notes & links, as usual )

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The bipartisan agreement will keep the government running until 30 September, US media say.

Expeditions and cooking, recently

Sunday, April 30th, 2017 08:13 pm
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Our Friday morning bicycle coffeeshop destination was to Highwire Coffee. They definitely subscribe to the "Reclaimed wood. Edison bulbs. Exposed brick." aesthetic. But they have nice seating. We enjoyed the cool morning out on their back patio.

Coffeeshop bike ride to Highwire Coffee

Coffeeshop bike ride to Highwire

Coffeeshop bike ride to Highwire

Coffeeshop bike ride to Highwire

Friday after work, I set off in search of a place called Ras Dashen Enterprises, which is an Ethiopian grocery store. I was not disappointed. Not only did they sell big bags of berbere, they also had freshly prepared injera, and it was made from 100% teff. I'm glad to finally have had the chance to try 100% teff injera.

The berbere did not disappoint, either. I fed the household some giant vats of homemade Ethiopian goodness on Saturday night - misir wat (red lentils with the berbere and onions) and atakilt wat. It's hard to go wrong with cabbage, potatoes, and carrots.

I also used the very last of the sour cherries from Nebraska to make one last Black Forest Cake, for [personal profile] scrottie's birthday [but everyone knows I just use the occasion as an excuse to bake a ridiculous cake]. Boozy. I miss those cherries.

Then today I made another batch of a green bean recipe from The Healthy Cuisine of India that I think is a fantastic way to showcase green beans. The recipe goes by a name something like "green beans in mustard-poppyseed sauce," but it uses white poppyseeds, which I'd never heard of but managed to find at a nearby Indian grocery. [Yes, this is a perk of having to deal with life in the Bay Area]. You're supposed to toast the poppyseeds and then grind them with a mortar and pestle, but the previous time I made this dish I found the grinding to be rather ineffectual and very labor-intensive. So after reading further online, I decided to instead clean out the Porlex coffee grinder and try it. WAY easier. The coffee grinder was easy to clean, and everything ground together wonderfully.

I will try to post the recipe for these green beans sometime soon. The white poppyseeds release an incredible aroma after they have been toasted, and they do pair well with green beans.

Another unproductive day

Sunday, April 30th, 2017 11:31 pm
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Got the kid to the library -- for about 15 minutes -- to do homework. Some homework was done in the car in the parking lot. I suggested that I could drive around if that would help get homework done. Some more was managed, but then starvation set in and we went for eating instead.

...yay?

Need to do more editstuff.

Edit: I SHIP IT! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCeFbK-WEVE

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S_____ grumbles. The window people are coming back tomorrow to finish what they can, and then have to come back again in six weeks because they made two of the windows wrong. What does this prove? Windows upgrades are always a hassle.

INwatch+Bookwatch )

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- They may not have lost themselves in the music or the moment but a judge and nine lawyers in a New Zealand courtroom did listen politely to Eminem's "Lose Yourself" as a copyright trial involving the country's ruling political party began Monday....

I MADE A THING!!

Sunday, April 30th, 2017 07:59 pm
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It feels as if it has been forever since I've had enough free time on a Sunday to tend to chores and then work on a project, what with regattas, science marches, and bicycling expeditions and such.

Today I got to test out the new sewing machine, a Janome HD-1000, and try my hand at sewing nylon.

Sewing setup

The machine's in the background. In the foreground, you can see a cardboard cutting table from [personal profile] annikusrex's mom, K. K taught both of us how to sew, and I have a lot of memories of standing around that cutting table, playing with pattern weights and pins. It is so handy to have a table for sewing projects that also folds flat, and it's surprisingly sturdy. Thank you, K!

The sewing machine worked like a dream.

After a bit of rummaging around, I was able to relocate the strip of aluminum I'd used previously to anchor the basket to the CETMA rack, as well as the old bolts and locknuts. I hope the blue foam camping pad works as well as, if not better than, the last closed-cell foam I used to pad the rack. I suspect the whole setup is still going to make a ridiculous and awful rattling racket again.

Fresh Amish bike basket install

This is the third Hirshhorn basket, and this time around they made a couple of awesome custom modifications for me, to enable much better left-handed access:

Left-handed bike basket

And here's what I sewed, in action. A nylon rain and weather covering:

Basket with cover

For, ahem, aerodynamics, you know.

If I'd had such a covering on the previous basket, it might have lived longer, as it sat outside through the Texas heat and humidity and rain.

The next item on the sewing list is that set of Bike Spats. Those are going to be slightly complicated to shape, but I think I'm up for the challenge. I'm fairly certain that the moment I complete them, we'll revert back to the dry season here.

Pre-school child saves family of owls

Monday, May 1st, 2017 02:34 am
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After some eggs were found at a kindergarten near Winchester, they set up a camera to watch them hatch.
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CANTON, Texas (AP) -- At least 14 people have been killed by tornadoes or flooding in the South and Midwest by a storm that also dumped a rare late-season blizzard in western Kansas on Sunday....
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional Republicans and Democrats forged a hard-won agreement Sunday night on a huge $1 trillion-plus spending bill that would fund the day-to-day operations of virtually every federal agency through September, denying President Donald Trump funding for a border wall and rejecting his cuts to popular domestic programs....

Reaching out

Sunday, April 30th, 2017 09:59 pm
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So for some years I've been getting emails for this dude named Darren who keeps signing up for things with my gmail address.

This evening, I got a thank you email from his GM dealership, and it had a helpful link to "change your contact preferences." Going to that link gave me a phone number and snailmail address. I just texted him and asked him to please NOT use my address anymore. I'm going to guess he's likely very surprised right about now.
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Italian name row dredges up memories of fascism

Sunday, April 30th, 2017 11:58 pm
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The region where a row over place names rumbles on nearly a century after its annexation by Italian fascists.

Footballer walks off after 'racist abuse'

Sunday, April 30th, 2017 09:00 pm
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Former Portsmouth midfielder Sulley Muntari walks off the pitch in protest after being booked during Pescara's Serie A game at Cagliari.
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Indians hoping to work in Australia say immigration changes have ruined their dreams, reports Sanjoy Majumder.
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Sunday, April 30th, 2017 08:36 pm
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A five-hour nap is a marvelous thing. I'm now awake enough to appreciate American Gods.
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The region where a row over place names rumbles on nearly a century after its annexation by Italian fascists.

Tony Blair's legacy 20 years on

Sunday, April 30th, 2017 11:45 pm
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Tony Blair came to power 20 years ago - how did he change the UK and what is his lasting legacy?

Black but beautiful? 'It's not a compliment'

Sunday, April 30th, 2017 11:29 pm
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Abeer Sinder is Saudi Arabia's first black beauty vlogger. But sometimes, she says, the compliments she receives aren't flattering.
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