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March 17th, 2017

tielan: (don't make me shoot you)
Friday, March 17th, 2017 08:40 pm
The Guardian: How Privatisation Is Failing Our Communities

The problem is capitalism, in which the making of money is prioritised over the needs of people. Value to society is not just in whether people can be productive; value to society is in personhood, above and beyond function.

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The Guardian: Mem Fox, Australian author (and national treasure) is held by US Immigration for allegedly having the wrong visa.

SPOILER: she had the right visa. US Immigration claimed she had the wrong one...up until they didn't.

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Newstatesman: The Handmaid's Tale Has Already Come True - Just Not For White Western Women

Basically about the baby industry: women from other countries to bear children for wealthy westerners looking to have children.

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Medium: Despair Is Not A Strategy; 15 Principles Of Hope

And also: How to keep the fires burning without burning out

(Always a good reminder.)

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Desiring God: The Anguish Of Boredom or how we no longer know how to be still and listen to eternity set in our hearts.

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Sojo: American Christianity Has Failed

If Christians refuse to help and actually use their political advocacy and opinions to further hurt refugees, immigrants, women, foreigners, minorities, the poor, the oppressed, the persecuted, the sick, the LGBTQ community — and aren’t abiding by the golden rule of loving their neighbors as themselves, then who exactly are Christians supposedly loving?

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Oh, and the best putdown you'll ever see:

ABC: State Premier Shirtfronts Federal Minister At Press Conference

The article is pretty much explanatory - read it before watching the video at the top. For an American comparison, it's basically the equivalent of a state governor letting loose on one of 45's cabinet in front of the media. It is, in a word, magical.
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tielan: (AVG - Natasha)
Friday, March 17th, 2017 09:03 pm
Hetswap fic for [archiveofourown.org profile] Karmageddon
FANDOM: MCU
TITLE: KNight Templar
SUMMARY: Five times Natasha Romanoff protected James Barnes; and the time he didn't need it.
RATING: PG-13
TAGS: James "Bucky" Barnes/Natasha Romanov, James "Bucky" Barnes & Natasha Romanov, James "Bucky" Barnes, Natasha Romanoff, T'Challa (cameo), Steve Rogers (cameo), Maria Hill (cameo), relationship, Spies & Secret Agents, Undercover Missions

Three [community profile] pbam Prompt Stack fics:
FANDOM: MCU
TITLE: Reeling Between Earth And Sky
SUMMARY: It's a reminder, not a restraint.
RATING: NC-17
TAGS: Maria Hill/Steve Rogers, Light Bondage, Sex

FANDOM: Rogue One
TITLE: or what's a heaven for?
SUMMARY: Jyn has learned not to reach for anything, because it won’t be there for long.
RATING: NC-17
TAGS: Cassian Andor/Jyn Erso

FANDOM: MCU
TITLE: Ultimate Luxury
SUMMARY: The bath steaming behind Steve wasn’t just a ‘welcome home, relax a little before dinner’ – it was among the most excessive of gifts he could give her.
RATING: NC-17
TAGS: Maria Hill/Steve Rogers, Smut, Bath Sex, Established Relationship

And, off the cuff, a continuation of the Neighbours AU, where Maria and Steve are neighbours and start a relationship
FANDOM: MCU
TITLE: Encounters And Encores
SUMMARY: Steve planned to skim her mouth, teasing her with promises of more. Instead, Maria drops them straight into the zone, adrenaline and heat striking a lightning connection between his brain and his balls, no seduction required. As opening salvos go, Steve thinks, a little blurrily, it’s a good one.
RATING: NC-17
TAGS: Maria Hill/Steve Rogers, Steve Rogers, Maria Hill, Sex, Oral Sex, Couch Sex, negotiating sex, Did I mention the sex?, Alternate Universe - Neighbors, Alternate Universe, Smut, Fluff and Smut

So, yeah, that's quite a lot of Captain Hill smut for an increasingly shrinking audience...