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Apparently, Bones, and Christmas: ladyjanelly E yanethyrael tumblr Follow STILL ON PATROL I learned something new and horrifying today which is... that.. no submarine is ever considered "lost".there is apparently a tradition in the U.S. Navy that no submarine is ever lost. Those that go to sea and do not return are considered to be "still on patrol. There is a monument about this along a canal near here its... the worst thing I have ever seen. it says "STILL ON PATROL' in huge letters and then goes on to specify exactly how many WWIl submarine ghosts are STILL OUT THERE, ON PATROL (it is almost 2000 wwil submarine ghosts, ftr). Here is the text from it U.S. Navy Submarines paid heavily for their success in WWll. A total of 374 officers and 3131 men are still on board these 52 U.S. submarines still on patrol. THANKS A LOT, US、NAVY, FOR HAVING THIS TOTALLY NORMAL AND NOT AT ALL HORRIFYING TRADITION, AND TELLING ALL OF US ABOUT IT THANKS. THANK YOU anyway now my mother and I cannot stop saying STILL ON PATROL to each other in ominous tones of voice tharook There's definitely something ominous about that-the implication that, one day they will return from patrol thehoneybeewitch Actually, it's rather sweet. I don't know if this is common across the board, but my dad's friend is a radio op for subs launched off the east coast, and he always is excited for Christmas, because they go through the list of SoP subs and hail them, wishing them a merry Christmas and telling them they're remembered Imagine a country whose seamen never die, and whose submarines can't be destroyed...because no ones sure if they exist or not. No but imagine. It's Christmas. A black, rotting corridor in a forgotten submarine The sound of dripping water echoes coldly through the hull. You can't see very far down the corridor but then, a man appears, he's running, in a panic, but his footsteps make no noise. The spectral seaman dashes around the corner and slips through a rusty wall. He finds himself at the back of a crowd of his They part to let him through. He feels the weight of their hollow gaze as he reaches the coms station. Even after all these years a sickly green light glistens in the dark. The captain's skeleton lays a sharp hand on his shoulder and nods at him encouragingly, the light sliding over the bones of his skull. The ghost of the seaman steadies himself and slips his fingers into the dials of the radio, possessing it. It wails and screeches. A bombardment of static. And then silence. The deathly crew mates look at each other with worry with sadness, could this be the year where there is no voice in the dark? No memory of home? The phantasm of the sailor pushes his hand deeper into the workings of the radio, the signal static but warm and kind, echoes from the darkness, "Merry Christmas boys, we're all thinking of you here at home, have a good one A sepulchral tear wafts it's way down the seaman's face. The bony captain embraces him. The crew grin through rotten jaws, laughing silently in their joy They haven't forgotten us. They haven't forgotten. lears, and then a strong voice, distant with the I am completely on board with this. It's not horritying, it's heartwarming Personal story time: whenever I go to Field Museum's Egypt exhibit,I stop by the plaque at the entrance to the underground rooms. It has an English translation of a prayer to feed the dead, and a list of all the names they know of the mummies on display there.I always recite the prayer and read aloud the list of names. They wanted to live forever, to always have their souls fed and their names spoken. How would they feel about being behind glass, among strangers? Every little thing you can do to give respect for the dead is warranted I love the idea of lost subs still being on patrol. Though if you really want something ominous, let me say that the superstitious part of me wonders: why are they still on patrol? If they haven't been found, do they not consider their mission completed? What is it out there that they are protecting us from? There's been something in the water since we first learned to float on it. Not marine life, although there's more of that than we'll ever knoW. Not rocks and currents and sand bars and icebergs either, although they've all taken more than their share of human life But something deeper. Something Other. Something not natural. Sailors have always been superstitious. Not one of them described it right. You don't hear about it so much now that we don't lose ships anymore, really not like we did at the height of the sea trade when barely an inch of ocean floor didn't bear some wreck or other. And better ships and GPS and weather satellites have all played their part in that But we have protection now that we didn't before. They don't intertere with war and battle, even on behalf of what used to be their country, or with rocks and weather and human stupidity. Those are concerns for the living But the Other Things, the Things that shouldn't be there They can't get to us now without a tight. It's a fight They haven't won in a very long time As long as we remember them, as long as we call out to them-not very often just once a year will do- they will keep protecting us from the Things that go bump in the deep More than tifty submarines, Still On Patrol I love everything about this, but it's the last bit that made me say "okay now I'I reblog it. Source:pipistrellus 51,990 notes Best of tumblr: On sailors lost, but not forgotten
Apparently, Bones, and Christmas: ladyjanelly
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 tumblr
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 STILL ON PATROL
 I learned something new and horrifying today which is... that.. no submarine is
 ever considered "lost".there is apparently a tradition in the U.S. Navy that no
 submarine is ever lost. Those that go to sea and do not return are considered to
 be "still on patrol.
 There is a monument about this along a canal near here its... the worst thing I
 have ever seen. it says "STILL ON PATROL' in huge letters and then goes on to
 specify exactly how many WWIl submarine ghosts are STILL OUT THERE, ON
 PATROL (it is almost 2000 wwil submarine ghosts, ftr). Here is the text from it
 U.S. Navy Submarines paid heavily for their success in WWll. A total of 374
 officers and 3131 men are still on board these 52 U.S. submarines still on
 patrol.
 THANKS A LOT, US、NAVY, FOR HAVING THIS TOTALLY NORMAL AND NOT
 AT ALL HORRIFYING TRADITION, AND TELLING ALL OF US ABOUT IT
 THANKS. THANK YOU
 anyway now my mother and I cannot stop saying STILL ON PATROL to each
 other in ominous tones of voice
 tharook
 There's definitely something ominous about that-the implication that, one day
 they will return from patrol
 thehoneybeewitch
 Actually, it's rather sweet. I don't know if this is common across the board, but
 my dad's friend is a radio op for subs launched off the east coast, and he always
 is excited for Christmas, because they go through the list of SoP subs and hail
 them, wishing them a merry Christmas and telling them they're remembered
 Imagine a country whose seamen never die, and whose submarines can't be
 destroyed...because no ones sure if they exist or not.
 No but imagine. It's Christmas. A black, rotting corridor in a forgotten submarine
 The sound of dripping water echoes coldly through the hull. You can't see very
 far down the corridor but then, a man appears, he's running, in a panic, but his
 footsteps make no noise. The spectral seaman dashes around the corner and
 slips through a rusty wall. He finds himself at the back of a crowd of his
 They part
 to let him through. He feels the weight of
 their hollow gaze as he reaches the coms station. Even after all these years a
 sickly green light glistens in the dark. The captain's skeleton lays a sharp hand
 on his shoulder and nods at him encouragingly, the light sliding over the bones
 of his skull. The ghost of the seaman steadies himself and slips his fingers into
 the dials of the radio, possessing it. It wails and screeches. A bombardment of
 static. And then silence. The deathly crew mates look at each other with worry
 with sadness, could this be the year where there is no voice in the dark? No
 memory of home? The phantasm of the sailor pushes his hand deeper into the
 workings of the radio, the signal
 static but warm and kind, echoes from the darkness, "Merry Christmas boys,
 we're all thinking of you here at home, have a good one
 A sepulchral tear wafts it's way down the seaman's face. The bony captain
 embraces him. The crew grin through rotten jaws, laughing silently in their joy
 They haven't forgotten us. They haven't forgotten.
 lears, and then a strong voice, distant with the
 I am completely on board with this. It's not horritying, it's heartwarming
 Personal story time: whenever I go to Field Museum's Egypt exhibit,I stop by
 the plaque at the entrance to the underground rooms. It has an English
 translation of a prayer to feed the dead, and a list of all the names they know of
 the mummies on display there.I always recite the prayer and read aloud the list
 of names. They wanted to live forever, to always have their souls fed and their
 names spoken. How would they feel about being behind glass, among
 strangers? Every little thing you can do to give respect for the dead is warranted
 I love the idea of lost subs still being on patrol. Though if you really want
 something ominous, let me say that the superstitious part of me wonders: why
 are they still on patrol? If they haven't been found, do they not consider their
 mission completed? What is it out there that they are protecting us from?
 There's been something in the water since we first learned to float on it. Not
 marine life, although there's more of that than we'll ever knoW. Not rocks and
 currents and sand bars and icebergs either, although they've all taken more than
 their share of human life
 But something deeper. Something Other. Something not natural.
 Sailors have always been superstitious.
 Not one of them described it right.
 You don't hear about it so much now that we don't lose ships anymore, really
 not like we did at the height of the sea trade when barely an inch of ocean floor
 didn't bear some wreck or other. And better ships and GPS and weather
 satellites have all played their part in that
 But we have protection now that we didn't before. They don't intertere with war
 and battle, even on behalf of what used to be their country, or with rocks and
 weather and human stupidity. Those are concerns for the living
 But the Other Things, the Things that shouldn't be there They can't get to us
 now without a tight. It's a fight They haven't won in a very long time
 As long as we remember them, as long as we call out to them-not very often
 just once a year will do- they will keep protecting us from the Things that go
 bump in the deep
 More than tifty submarines, Still On Patrol
 I love everything about this, but it's the last bit that made me say "okay now I'I
 reblog it.
 Source:pipistrellus
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Af, Beyonce, and College: MENU Smart people listen to Radiohead and dumb people listen to Beyoncé, according to study BY ALEX YOUNG ON OCTOBER 22, 2014, 3:30PM 0876 0916 0956 0996 1036 1076 1116 1156 1196 1236 276 Lif Wayne Classic Rock Cbldplay Sufjan Stevens Rock Third Eye Blind Snow Patrol Soca Counting Bob Dylan Crows Hip Hop Gospel The Eagles Beyonce Blink 182 U2 Ludacris Jimi The Beatles T. Reggae (Kanye West) Hendrix Radiohead Reggaeton Techno Red Hot Chili Peppers The Used Country。 Outkast Guster Ben Folds Jazz Kelly Clarksorn Rage Against The Machine Beck R& B Tool Phish Oldies 。(Shins The The Grateful Dead Jay-Z Af FACEBOOK TWITTER t TUMBLR REDDIT How does a person's intelligence relate to the type of music they listern to? For the last several years, a software application writer by the name of Virgil Griffith has charted musical tastes based on the average SAT scores of various college institutions. For example, students attending the California Institute of Technology have an average SAT score of 1520. By looking at Facebook to determine the most popular (or "liked") band of students at Cal Tech, Griffith was able to conclude that Radiohead really truly is music for smart people. A highly scientific study, I know simoncowellilluminati: orestian: tomfordvelvetorchid: antiandrogen: mentholrubs: 997: which rick and morty fan did this if sufjan stevens is the apex is smart ppl music I’ll go with being dumb Yhdgajfgsnkgaosgfjaogjkadslfgafd THE IRONY OF SOMEONE THINKING THEY WERE BEING SCIENTIFIC IN DOING THIS This feels racist i … i think he’s the geekass white neuroscientist who wrote the wikiedits thing ??? edit: yup same guy who fucking dumbasses are out here listening to ben folds and counting crows
Af, Beyonce, and College: MENU
 Smart people listen to Radiohead and dumb
 people listen to Beyoncé, according to study
 BY ALEX YOUNG ON OCTOBER 22, 2014, 3:30PM
 0876 0916 0956 0996 1036 1076 1116 1156 1196 1236 276
 Lif Wayne
 Classic Rock
 Cbldplay
 Sufjan Stevens
 Rock
 Third Eye Blind
 Snow
 Patrol
 Soca
 Counting
 Bob
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 Crows
 Hip Hop
 Gospel
 The Eagles
 Beyonce
 Blink 182
 U2
 Ludacris
 Jimi
 The Beatles
 T.
 Reggae (Kanye West) Hendrix
 Radiohead
 Reggaeton
 Techno
 Red Hot Chili Peppers
 The Used Country。 Outkast
 Guster
 Ben
 Folds
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 The Grateful
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 Af
 FACEBOOK TWITTER t TUMBLR
 REDDIT
 How does a person's intelligence relate to the type of music they listern
 to? For the last several years, a software application writer by the name
 of Virgil Griffith has charted musical tastes based on the average SAT
 scores of various college institutions. For example, students attending
 the California Institute of Technology have an average SAT score of
 1520. By looking at Facebook to determine the most popular (or
 "liked") band of students at Cal Tech, Griffith was able to conclude that
 Radiohead really truly is music for smart people. A highly scientific study,
 I know
simoncowellilluminati:

orestian:
tomfordvelvetorchid:

antiandrogen:


mentholrubs:

997:
which rick and morty fan did this
if sufjan stevens is the apex is smart ppl music I’ll go with being dumb

Yhdgajfgsnkgaosgfjaogjkadslfgafd THE IRONY OF SOMEONE THINKING THEY WERE BEING SCIENTIFIC IN DOING THIS


This feels racist 

i … i think he’s the geekass white neuroscientist who wrote the wikiedits thing ???

edit: yup same guy

who fucking dumbasses are out here listening to ben folds and counting crows

simoncowellilluminati: orestian: tomfordvelvetorchid: antiandrogen: mentholrubs: 997: which rick and morty fan did this if sufjan steve...

Anaconda, Ass, and Creepy: Ladies,İf you don't want toget rapedbya cop then follow the law in the first pace so you dont get pulled over." OK Patrol Captain George Brow plunderpuss: tallulah99: datiek: popping-smoke: mbisthegame: oparnoshoshoi: anarchyandacupofcoffee: OK Highway Patrol Captain George Brown says the best “tip” for women to not get raped by a cop is to “follow the law in the first place so you don’t get pulled over.”http://youtu.be/BO8g8akPWcY (Last third of the video). Three serial rapists in 3 weeks arrested in Oklahoma, all cops. Follow for Anarchy | Follow for Feminism Pro tip: if you’re signaled to pull over (whether you’re male or female) and you’re in a place that has no witnesses, turn your hazard lights on to acknowledge the officer’s siren, and drive to the nearest gas station or populated area. This is accepted protocol by every agency. You are not obligated pull over until you can do so safely. This includes personal safety. Understand your rights, brothers and sisters. There are disgusting examples of authority in this world. HAZARD LIGHTS ARE NOT AN ACCEPTABLE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. IT IS NOT ACCEPTED PROTOCOL BY EVERY AGENCY. DO NOT JUST CONTINUE DRIVING WITH YOUR HAZARD LIGHTS IN CASE THE COP MIGHT THINK IT’S A LOW-SPEED CHASE. I know that sounds dumb, but hear me out. My mother is a dispatcher for the local police station. I asked her about how to pull over for a cop and even brought up the use of hazard lights, and she told me that it is not always accepted. This is what she told me you can do in order to feel safe when pulling over: Call the police. No, really. Call and tell the dispatcher where you are and that there is a cop behind you demanding you pull over. The dispatcher can and will stay on the line with you while they look up the area you’re in to see if it’s one of their station’s cops. Then, once the cop comes to your window, you can crack it open (it only has to be an inch!) while still on the phone with the dispatcher. This is definitely, 100% accepted protocol. The dispatcher will verify that it is their own, real cop, and they will gladly stay on the line with you throughout your interaction with the officer. And God forbid this ever happens to any of you, but if something were to happen to you during this time, you’ve already contacted 911 and given your location to the dispatcher. Please keep this in mind if you are ever requested to pull over and do not feel safe. The dispatcher will understand. Do not, however, continue to drive, because there might be the off-chance an officer will think you’re flat-out refusing to pull over (a well-lit, populated area might be a ways away). Stay safe. Signal boost. Because I personally know some creepy ass mother fuckers who became cops because they’re demented psychopaths and they get off on having control over people. In light of current bullshit, this might be a good idea for a LOT of people, not just women. Marginalized minorities of all stripes, take note. I hate taking up an emergency dispatcher’s resources, but i also hate seeing yet another fucked up news story about police harming citizens.
Anaconda, Ass, and Creepy: Ladies,İf you don't want toget rapedbya cop
 then follow the law in the first pace so you dont
 get pulled over." OK Patrol Captain George Brow
plunderpuss:

tallulah99:

datiek:

popping-smoke:

mbisthegame:

oparnoshoshoi:

anarchyandacupofcoffee:

OK Highway Patrol Captain George Brown says the best “tip” for women to not get raped by a cop is to “follow the law in the first place so you don’t get pulled over.”http://youtu.be/BO8g8akPWcY (Last third of the video).
Three serial rapists in 3 weeks arrested in Oklahoma, all cops.
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Pro tip: if you’re signaled to pull over (whether you’re male or female) and you’re in a place that has no witnesses, turn your hazard lights on to acknowledge the officer’s siren, and drive to the nearest gas station or populated area. This is accepted protocol by every agency. You are not obligated pull over until you can do so safely. This includes personal safety. Understand your rights, brothers and sisters. There are disgusting examples of authority in this world.

HAZARD LIGHTS ARE NOT AN ACCEPTABLE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. IT IS NOT ACCEPTED PROTOCOL BY EVERY AGENCY. DO NOT JUST CONTINUE DRIVING WITH YOUR HAZARD LIGHTS IN CASE THE COP MIGHT THINK IT’S A LOW-SPEED CHASE.
I know that sounds dumb, but hear me out. My mother is a dispatcher for the local police station. I asked her about how to pull over for a cop and even brought up the use of hazard lights, and she told me that it is not always accepted. This is what she told me you can do in order to feel safe when pulling over:
Call the police. No, really. Call and tell the dispatcher where you are and that there is a cop behind you demanding you pull over. The dispatcher can and will stay on the line with you while they look up the area you’re in to see if it’s one of their station’s cops. Then, once the cop comes to your window, you can crack it open (it only has to be an inch!) while still on the phone with the dispatcher. This is definitely, 100% accepted protocol.
The dispatcher will verify that it is their own, real cop, and they will gladly stay on the line with you throughout your interaction with the officer. And God forbid this ever happens to any of you, but if something were to happen to you during this time, you’ve already contacted 911 and given your location to the dispatcher.
Please keep this in mind if you are ever requested to pull over and do not feel safe. The dispatcher will understand. Do not, however, continue to drive, because there might be the off-chance an officer will think you’re flat-out refusing to pull over (a well-lit, populated area might be a ways away).
Stay safe.

Signal boost.
Because I personally know some creepy ass mother fuckers who became cops because they’re demented psychopaths and they get off on having control over people.

In light of current bullshit, this might be a good idea for a LOT of people, not just women. Marginalized minorities of all stripes, take note. I hate taking up an emergency dispatcher’s resources, but i also hate seeing yet another fucked up news story about police harming citizens.

plunderpuss: tallulah99: datiek: popping-smoke: mbisthegame: oparnoshoshoi: anarchyandacupofcoffee: OK Highway Patrol Captain George ...

America, Drake, and Family: Thomas Drake @Thomas_Drake1 Follow Warning to America: Notice how agencies simply following&implementing patently unlawful & unconstitutional Trump exec order wlout question RETWEETS LIKES 11,552 12,493 12:29 PM-28 Jan 2017 Ben Norton @BenjaminNorton Following Customs agents are siding with Trump, willfully gnoring a federal judge's ruling that halts #MuslimBan deportations Customs agents ignore judge, enforce Trump's travel ban: ACLU The ACLU is getting "multiple reports" that federal customs agents are siding with President Trump - and willfully ignoring a Brooklyn federal judge's demand that tra... nypost.com RETWEETS LIKES 621 298 10:18 AM- 29 Jan 2017 Ben Norton @BenjaminNorton Following We're in a very dangerous time when federal agents ignore the judicial branch & blindly follow the racist orders of a far-right demagogue RETWEETS LIKES 10:20 AM- 29 Jan 2017 sleepandbooks: parentheticalaside: luceateis: shinelikethunder: pdxjenni: biglawbear: Lawblr side of Tumblr, here. I don’t think anybody even understands how terrifying this is. If the Executive can ignore the Judiciary, then we have a full-on Constitutional Crisis on our hands. Our country immediately falls apart. The only options for enforcement of judicial orders are 1) U.S. Marshals (which are ordered around by the Judiciary but ultimately still a part of the Executive as part of the Department of Justice), in which case we have an ACTUAL ARMED CONFLICT BETWEEN TWO BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT, or if the Marshals refuse to comply, 2) the Governor of the state, say Virginia, sends in the National Guard of the state, which leads to AN ARMED CONFLICT BETWEEN A STATE MILITIA AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENTIn case you weren’t getting the picture, let me be blunt and dramatic: this is literally Civil War-level shit right here.And Trump has been in office a week.This is fucking terrifying. I spent the day at SeaTac (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport). We got very little done because CBP refused to talk to us at all. When one of the attorneys with us annoyed them so much that they finally answered their office door (she literally knocked on it for 10 minutes straight), they directed her to the press release on their website (side note: I don’t know if there even is a press release on the CBP website). They told her they don’t care how many attorneys show up, they don’t take orders from attorneys or judges. Senator Patty Murray showed up just after 4:00 CBP refused to talk to her, too. I will repeat that: Customs and Border Patrol refused to talk to a sitting United States Senator. They refused other senators at other airports, too, according to a WaPo article I read earlier. I had to return to Portland tonight because I have work tomorrow. ACLU International Refugee Assistance Project attorneys will be back at SeaTac tomorrow at 5:30 a.m. (including my law school bestie, I am so proud).  There were 13 people detained at SeaTac yesterday who were secretly transferred to a detention facility in Tacoma, so the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is working with attorneys to straighten that right out.  Basically: Shit is going down, y’all. The women I went up with today? Both were Arabs. One was from Pakistan, the other was from Lebanon (a Christian, a Muslim and a Jew walk into an airport…). When I asked them if I was overreacting by feeling like this was a coup-in-progress, they said no. That’s precisely what this is. I thought we had a coup-proof system. I was mistaken. Keep fighting the good fight, lawyers. And if you’re in Portland, I’ll see you at Perkins-Coie tomorrow at 5:30 for the L4GG meeting. At Dulles, CBP has been stonewalling four members of the US House of Representatives, the governer and attorney general of Virginia, and Senators Cory Booker (NJ) and Mark Warner (VA)–the latter of whom chewed out the head of CBP in person. No dice. Not even with a federal court order telling CBP at Dulles, only them, and them in particular to give detainees access to lawyers. And they’re pulling an old trick from the national-security handbook that’s been used to evade the courts on issues like domestic surveillance: “Lawyers and advocates still didn’t know how many people were being held in the secondary inspection area at Dulles or what their immigration status was, which led to a catch-22: Attorneys couldn’t file for contempt of court without having proof that legal residents were being detained and not being given access to lawyers, but they couldn’t get proof without getting access.” (x) At least two VA reps have found out (via friends and family) about constituents being detained at Dulles, at which point CBP released them in order to dodge the access-to-lawyers issue. The representative for my district is on the warpath–and also on the House Oversight Committee. Here’s hoping these fuckers get slapped with contempt of court so hard their ears ring, then get hauled in front of a committee hearing to see if they want to try their chances with contempt of Congress. All of which doesn’t even get into the Monday Night Massacre clusterfuck inside the executive branch, when the acting attorney general of the United States refused to make the DoJ defend the lawfulness of the immigration order in court. And was summarily fired and replaced with someone more compliant. So here’s also hoping the Senate puts Jeff Sessions through absolute hell on his role in all this before they vote to confirm him as AG. It’s like the civics lesson from hell. Yeah, um… about the Marshalls.  This is what’s been worrying me most since Saturday night, when reports started coming out of Dulles that CBP was ignoring court orders. This is awful and terrifying and I’m living in a hellscape I can’t escape from.
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sleepandbooks:
parentheticalaside:


luceateis:


shinelikethunder:

pdxjenni:

biglawbear:
Lawblr side of Tumblr, here.  I don’t think anybody even understands how terrifying this is.  If the Executive can ignore the Judiciary, then we have a full-on Constitutional Crisis on our hands.  Our country immediately falls apart.  The only options for enforcement of judicial orders are 1) U.S. Marshals (which are ordered around by the Judiciary but ultimately still a part of the Executive as part of the Department of Justice), in which case we have an ACTUAL ARMED CONFLICT BETWEEN TWO BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT, or if the Marshals refuse to comply, 2) the Governor of the state, say Virginia, sends in the National Guard of the state, which leads to AN ARMED CONFLICT BETWEEN A STATE MILITIA AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENTIn case you weren’t getting the picture, let me be blunt and dramatic: this is literally Civil War-level shit right here.And Trump has been in office a week.This is fucking terrifying.
I spent the day at SeaTac (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport). We got very little done because CBP refused to talk to us at all. When one of the attorneys with us annoyed them so much that they finally answered their office door (she literally knocked on it for 10 minutes straight), they directed her to the press release on their website (side note: I don’t know if there even is a press release on the CBP website). They told her they don’t care how many attorneys show up, they don’t take orders from attorneys or judges. Senator Patty Murray showed up just after 4:00  CBP refused to talk to her, too. I will repeat that: Customs and Border Patrol refused to talk to a sitting United States Senator. They refused other senators at other airports, too, according to a WaPo article I read earlier.
I had to return to Portland tonight because I have work tomorrow. ACLU  International Refugee Assistance Project attorneys will be back at SeaTac tomorrow at 5:30 a.m. (including my law school bestie, I am so proud). 
There were 13 people detained at SeaTac yesterday who were secretly transferred to a detention facility in Tacoma, so the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is working with attorneys to straighten that right out. 
Basically: Shit is going down, y’all. The women I went up with today? Both were Arabs. One was from Pakistan, the other was from Lebanon (a Christian, a Muslim and a Jew walk into an airport…). When I asked them if I was overreacting by feeling like this was a coup-in-progress, they said no. That’s precisely what this is.
I thought we had a coup-proof system. I was mistaken.
Keep fighting the good fight, lawyers. And if you’re in Portland, I’ll see you at Perkins-Coie tomorrow at 5:30 for the L4GG meeting.

At Dulles, CBP has been stonewalling four members of the US House of Representatives, the governer and attorney general of Virginia, and Senators Cory Booker (NJ) and Mark Warner (VA)–the latter of whom chewed out the head of CBP in person. No dice. Not even with a federal court order telling CBP at Dulles, only them, and them in particular to give detainees access to lawyers.
And they’re pulling an old trick from the national-security handbook that’s been used to evade the courts on issues like domestic surveillance: “Lawyers and advocates still didn’t know how many people were being held in the secondary inspection area at Dulles or what their immigration status was, which led to a catch-22: Attorneys couldn’t file for contempt of court without having proof that legal residents were being detained and not being given access to lawyers, but they couldn’t get proof without getting access.” (x)
At least two VA reps have found out (via friends and family) about constituents being detained at Dulles, at which point CBP released them in order to dodge the access-to-lawyers issue. The representative for my district is on the warpath–and also on the House Oversight Committee. Here’s hoping these fuckers get slapped with contempt of court so hard their ears ring, then get hauled in front of a committee hearing to see if they want to try their chances with contempt of Congress.
All of which doesn’t even get into the Monday Night Massacre clusterfuck inside the executive branch, when the acting attorney general of the United States refused to make the DoJ defend the lawfulness of the immigration order in court. And was summarily fired and replaced with someone more compliant. So here’s also hoping the Senate puts Jeff Sessions through absolute hell on his role in all this before they vote to confirm him as AG.
It’s like the civics lesson from hell.

Yeah, um… about the Marshalls. 


This is what’s been worrying me most since Saturday night, when reports started coming out of Dulles that CBP was ignoring court orders.


This is awful and terrifying and I’m living in a hellscape I can’t escape from.

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