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([personal profile] peaceful_sands posting in [community profile] bitesizedcleaning Aug. 17th, 2017 06:58 pm)
Well, it's a little belated but we've not got to the weekend here yet, so I figure we're still good to call it a midweek anti procrastination post.

So what have you been tackling? How's that motivation going? What's your priority absolutely must not be procrastinated task?

If you're in need of a challenge or a little encouragement.... Hmmm, now let me think... How about 10 minutes (or whatever time suits) to tackle something clothing related - suggestions include : sorting washing into loads that can be done together, actually tackling a load of laundry, handwashing some items, folding some dry clothes, ironing, re-organising a drawer, shelf or wardrobe space to make it more user friendly. I'm sure there are other related tasks. Ooh, I've thought of another - repairing an item e.g. sewing a button on.

Set the timer for the amount of time you think you can spare or manage energy wise and go for it. Surprise yourself with just how awesome you are! And share with us.

Good luck, team! You're awesome!
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([personal profile] laundrybaskets posting in [community profile] exercise_every_day Aug. 17th, 2017 10:53 am)
Hey, EED community!

Here is your daily exercise check-in post! Hope everyone is having a great day!
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([personal profile] filkferengi posting in [community profile] vorkosigan Aug. 17th, 2017 10:31 am)
Ursula Vernon, who just won the Best Novelette Hugo, stopped in Iceland en route to WorldCon. She was with her husband Kevin, his cousin, Amy, & their friend Tina. They storified the trip, here:

There're lots of gorgeous photos & great snark.
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([personal profile] nanila posting in [community profile] awesomeers Aug. 17th, 2017 08:03 am)
It's challenge time!

Comment with Just One Thing you've accomplished in the last 24 hours or so. It doesn't have to be a hard thing, or even a thing that you think is particularly awesome. Just a thing that you did.

Feel free to share more than one thing if you're feeling particularly accomplished!

Extra credit: find someone in the comments and give them props for what they achieved!

Nothing is too big, too small, too strange or too cryptic. And in case you'd rather do this in private, anonymous comments are screened. I will only unscreen if you ask me to.

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([personal profile] sincere posting in [community profile] daily_liberal Aug. 16th, 2017 10:47 pm)
Not everything is the worst! A few good things happened between Tuesday night's rock bottom of US politics and today. Weirdly, good news came to us out of Texas.

Texas courts ruled that some of their gerrymandered districts have to be redrawn because they were inappropriately using race to draw the district lines. One of these districts, currently represented by a Republican, was ruled to be deliberately undermining Hispanic voters. The other district I'm not sure is a win for minorities: the district was ruled to have "illegally used race as the predominant factor in drawing it", but that doesn't actually say that the use of race was discriminatory.

Gerrymandering designed to consolidate the power of conservative voters and minimize the power of liberal voters is a huge, huge obstacle that Democrats need to overcome in order to take control of the House of Representatives. Every victory matters. Even if it's only the one district, good. (Source: x)

Also in Texas (Rs there had a bad day) a transphobic bathroom bill has been blocked. The significance and newsworthiness of this item is self-explanatory. But aside from the simple fact that there have never been any incidents of harassment that these bills claim to be trying to prevent, I appreciate the fact that this article describes a great deal of the economic downsides to passing stupid discriminatory legislation that nobody actually wants.

Texas could have lost about $5.6 billion through 2026 if it had enacted such a measure, said the Texas Association of Business, the state's leading employer grouping. [...] Texas-based energy companies Halliburton and ExxonMobil Global Services, [have] said the bills would make it hard for them to recruit top talent.

Like it or not, many Republicans are capitalists at heart and the only way to make them listen to what real people want is to tug at their purse strings. They don't care about whether or not the thing they're fighting is real, or about human rights, but the economic cost of boycotts can make them bend. That's why North Carolina eventually caved, and it's why states like Texas are balking. (Source: x)
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([personal profile] tvfission posting in [community profile] 2017revival Aug. 16th, 2017 05:59 pm)
Name: Alicia Joan or AJ
Age: 25
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Describe yourself in five sentences or less: I am an acquired taste but overall very easy to get along with! A friendly, bisexual, karaoke-fiend that loves to write/roleplay, draw, and watch disturbing videos willingly at night. I'm a sucker for being creeped out. Have I mentioned I'm a weirdo? But a weirdo who loves to make friends!

Top 5 fandoms: To be quite honest, it's really only American Horror Story, Preacher, annddd The Office. I am constantly watching The Office. I realize it's been over for quite a while but that means nothing! Nothing, I say!

I mostly post about: My personal life and what-have-you. If not that: an article, new music I've discovered, maybe a selfie here or there, and pix of my pups! I just recently registered on the site so I have very few posts up right now.

I rarely post about: Politics, only because I use FB primarily for that. But I am not opposed to following folks that do, as I like to engage in discussion sometimes - especially if you're looking for one!

My three last posts were about: My loneliness and lack of friends, haha. I promise that will change and is not a constant. I was simply amusing myself. ;)

How often do you post? I will probably start out posting often but it may slow down as I have adult things that need my attention more. I'm taking care of my dad at the moment and that's where most of my focus is at when not here or other social platforms!

How about commenting? I will likely comment more than post. But that's so I keep in touch with everyone. My life doesn't provide a great deal of interesting things to talk about right now, so! I'm also trying this new thing where I don't dwell on negative crap like I used to. It's working out nicely! 

(This doesn't describe my day, but the kid's face cracks me up and I have a similar distaste for vodka myself, haha.)

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([personal profile] executrix posting in [community profile] thisfinecrew Aug. 16th, 2017 07:05 pm)
People for the American Way has one-page fact sheets (great for tabling and canvassing!) about, e.g., the Mueller Russia investigation, voter suppression, separation of church and state, and opposing white supremacist hate:

The site has lots of other tools and graphics too.