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Hey Mark Zuckerberg? I think she’d have more than a few words for you.

// Friendly Reminder; According to Clint’s terminal in Quincy, not only did the Gunners attack Quincy and massacre a whole bunch of innocent people. But also,  SENT A DETACHMENT AFTER PRESTON’S GROUP THAT ESCAPED.

 THAT’S RIGHT, THE GUNNERS ESSENTIALLY HUNTED GARVEY’S GROUP  LIKE ANIMALS. PICKING OFF SEVERAL UNARMED, TERRIFIED, FLEEING SETTLERS  UNTIL THEY LOST THE GUNNERS IN JAMAICA PLAINS.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION. 

I love interlibrary loan so much, and I want to stress that this isn’t just an *monocle twirl* Academic Library ThingTM. The interlibrary loan article I just got was from my local public library, whose interlibrary loan’s services are funded through taxpayer dollars, so there’s no charge to you if you want to order say… 

“District 9 and Avatar: Science Fiction and Settler Colonialism” by Lorenzo Veracini from the Journal of Intercultural Studies.

NO YOU READ SCHOLARLY ARTICLES ABOUT SCIENCE FICTION IN YOUR SPARE TIME. I DIDN’T USE MY BREAK TIME AT WORK TO READ AN ANALYSIS ABOUT GODZILLA MOVIES AS A LITMUS TEST OF THE JAPAN/U.S. RELATIONSHIP! YOU CAN’T PROVE THAT! CITATION NEEDED!

Homicide suspect on the run surrenders to authorities

Photo: Michael Kane; Source: latimes.com/Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office

Michael Andrew Kane, 26, of Pleasantville, NY, recently turned himself in on a warrant for murder. Kane surrendered to U.S. Custom and Border Patrol agents at the California-Mexico border.

Kane had been living in Mexico. Tired of the life of a fugitive, Kane got in contact with his family and told them that he was going to turn himself in to authorities.

Kane had a job trimming marijuana plants at a commercial marijuana farm in California. He was a suspect in the murder of the farm’s owner, Jeffrey Quinn Settler. There are six other marijuana trimmers who worked for Settler suspected to be involved the murder. Three suspects have been apprehended. The following three suspects are still at large: Frederick Gaestel, 27, of Clifton, N.J.; Gary Blank III, of Elgin, Ill., and Jesse Wells, 33, of Laytonville, Calif.

Jeffrey Quinn Settler, 35, of Bethel Island, Calif., was found dead in November 2016. Investigators believe that the murder was part of a plot to steal the marijuana, which Settler kept in his bedroom. The suspects allegedly returned to the property after work, broke in and attacked and killed Settler, then stole 100 pounds of marijuana that had been processed for sale.

Settler’s death was reported to authorities later that day by an unknown person.

Source:

Fugitive ‘tired of running,’ surrenders at Mexico border in death of California pot farm operator, by Veronica Rocha, LA Times, January 19, 2017

If you ever feel bad about your job performance remember that for all 8 years of his presidency George Washington had to write his constitutional responsibilities on the palm of his hand and frequently checked it during cabinet meetings.

111516 – last week was rough. in light of the election: stay safe, keep your head up, look out for yourself & your people. remember difficulty is finite.
good things that happened last week: the shows were a big success, made some wonderful new friends, & the ice cream shop i work at has pistachio toffee again. good things coming up: seeing my family for thanksgiving break, getting the book club up & running, reading more discworld.

To talk even of decolonisation is inappropriate in the case of settler colonies like Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada. In these cases, the colonisers or invaders did not leave, and no real dismantling of the forms of colonialism has taken place. Although there are significant differences in the recognition of native title in each case, they remain nation-states based on invasion and the appropriation of Indigenous peoples and their land.
—  Sara Ahmed, Strange Encounters (183)

This is Noni, the Ugandan Peace Corps dog (of mysterious mixed breed), whose pictures I originally sent in about eight months ago (post/147561824686). That post was eventually reblogged by an awesome tumblr that focuses on Peace Corps street dogs (@streetdogmillionaires) which explained the likely origin of Noni as a mix between European settler’s dogs and Ugandan village dogs.

Update on Noni: still looking more and more like an indigineous African dog, with the enormous ears to boot! My sister (her momma) says her neighbors have taken to calling her “ mwba nyoni”, which means “bird dog”, and asking when she’ll learn to fly with those big ears! – @ceedawkes

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Rogue One planets: Lah’mu

Lah'mu was an out-of-the-way planet in the Outer Rim Territories, far from hyperspace routes. The planet itself was lush and dark green in colour. It was home to mountain peaks, plateaus, black sand beaches, saline seas, geysers, and sometimes volcanic activity. Minerals were abundant in the soil, due to the planet’s crust splitting during its early development. While providing the planet with verdant, lush farmland, these minerals made the water unsuitable for human consumption. Settlers were forced to distill water vapor from the air using condensers. Lah'mu had one moon as well as rings of silica, which formed from the remains of a second moon that had been pulverized.