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Kutholiam Vuere

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Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 6 Season Star Voter. FullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 431 posts. 1 review. No lists. No wishlists. 7 Pathfinder Society characters.


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MMCJawa wrote:
Hillary's lead over Trump? Nationally it might be much closer, but the electoral map is really what counts.

A thousand times this. At the least, Trump needs to win Florida, and either Pennsylvania or Ohio. Statistically not impossible, but improbable.

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Irontruth wrote:
Ajaxis wrote:

1. President Obama has little legal experience actually practicing law. Has he ever practiced law inside an actual courtroom? All the current justices have had a great deal of actual courtroom experience.

2. He taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago as an adjunct(Wikipedia lists his final title as Senior Lecturer), but I don't think that going to be high on the list of qualifications.

3. Why would he go from the presidency to being an Associate Justice? His boss would be Chief Justice Roberts.

4. A President H. Clinton would want to put her own stamp on the Supreme Court.

1. The supreme court isn't like other court rooms. Also, many justices over the history of the court had no "court room" experience. The Supreme Court doesn't determine the outcome of cases like lower courts do, they don't determine sentences or fines. They look at the constitutionality of the law and what the intent of the law is. Obama has written, voted on and signed laws. He's one of only 5 people living who have signed bills into federal law.

2. The University of Chicago considers "senior lecturers" to be professors. They've stated this in press releases. The title is different because professors have additional benefits/responsibilities, like tenure, publishing, specific class loads, etc. Senior Lecturers are people the university brings in to teach classes because they are considered experts in their field.

For example, Richard Posner is considered one of the foremost experts on the American legal system and is a "senior lecturer".

3 and 4 are your own editorializing and nothing to back them up. I agree, it's unlikely, but Obama actually IS qualified.

1. I don't know of any Supreme Court Justices who have no judicial experience, or no actual legal experience. Chief Justice Warren had only a few years worth, but he did have some. I only checked the justices from the last hundred years from this list, so if there was one in the 1700s or 1800s, let me know. Most of the Supreme Court's case load is death penalty review, and federal statutory construction. The sexy constitutional stuff is what makes the press.

2. I've only read two of Judge Posner's books, but I agree he is Supreme Court material. He was (is still?) an adjunct professor at U Chicago (or as they term it a Senior Lecturer). Judge Posner has 35 years of experience as an appellate judge, which alone qualifies him. Not sure what you're trying to say. President Obama was an adjunct professor (part time, non tenured, ect). That was clear in my original post.

As for President Obama being "qualified", as stated above there are no actual qualifications. It will never happen, but hey, I may be wrong -- look at President/ Chief Justice Taft.

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Comrade Anklebiter wrote:
Comrade Anklebiter wrote:

Just went and picked up the ballot access petitions for Jill at three southern New Hampshire town halls.

About a quarter were disqualified, but if that ratio holds true across the state, we should have her on the ballot here in the Granite State.

Looks like that ratio held out perfectly.

N.H. Will Have Two More Presidential Candidates On The Ballot This November

Congrats. Ability to make choices good.

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1. President Obama has little legal experience actually practicing law. Has he ever practiced law inside an actual courtroom? All the current justices have had a great deal of actual courtroom experience.

2. He taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago as an adjunct(Wikipedia lists his final title as Senior Lecturer), but I don't think that going to be high on the list of qualifications.

3. Why would he go from the presidency to being an Associate Justice? His boss would be Chief Justice Roberts.

4. A President H. Clinton would want to put her own stamp on the Supreme Court.

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Yummer Waxxinear
Chief Biggut
Skinny Flang the Not Hungry

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Again, it may be private funding meetings or something similar, not health related. But H. Clinton is having far less rallies than President Obama during the same period during 2012. See this website for his schedule. Of course, President Obama wasn't a CEO, just the President of the United States.

I do think comments like she looks tired, or he sounds unhinged are within the bounds of appropriate political commentary. I don't think lay people, or even medical doctors, should pseudo diagnose people they have never examined with alleged physical or mental issues.

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M&M is OGL, and Owen (and Erik Mona weirdly enough) has experience in the system. However, I don't think you need a trade out in a class based system.

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Abraham spalding wrote:


fortunately she is campaigning, she's just sidestepping the news reports and doing local style campaigning and tv ad blitz (is that the plural of blitz too?).

Here speech schedule

Wow that's a thin schedule for H Clinton. Including considering where it says public events are only listed a few days in advance. Presumambly she is doing a lot of private fundraisers, or running is taking a toll on her.

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So closer to Sandy Berger?

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thejeff wrote:
And this isn't even the usual political/corporate corruption kind of thing, where you have subordinates convicted right and left, but can't quite get the evidence to prove the head figure was guilty. She doesn't have people taking the fall for her.

Whether or not it is more or less than other presidential candidates (I wouldn't even think there's a fair way to measure), the Clintons are certainly associated with people who have criminal records. Did they take a dive for the Clintons, unknown and never proven.

Sant Chatwal, as one example.

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Krensky wrote:
Ajaxis wrote:
Which particular option? I need to replace my just out of school paste board bookshelves with grown-up bookshelves in the next few years.
So you want to go from cheap particle board to expensive particle board?

Short answer: yes.

Slightly longer answer: I want to go from 15-20 year old banged up particle board to something moderately more classy.

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Yeah, with my luck I'd chop a finger off.

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Which particular option? I need to replace my just out of school paste board bookshelves with grown-up bookshelves in the next few years.

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I don't think purging dead people should have a insidious impact on elections. I certainly can't disagree with stopping caging, "fraudulent" roll purge, needing an appropriate amount of polling booths, in appropriate locations, with enough ballots, ect.

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I disagree. If you are required to vote (show up or provide an excuse) I believe there will be less opportunity for people to be kept from voting by "soft" measures. More exactly, I believe that a person's desire to vote will increase so measures to disenfranchise them would be far less effective.

But, I will concede the more research I do tonight shows that there are lower hanging - more cost effective - fruits than stricter ID laws, such as purging voter rolls of dead people, having states be able to check against other states to remove people who move, ect.

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Not having sufficient places to vote and long lines are legitimate concerns. I've had to wait two hours to vote, I can't imagine doing that when having to pick up kids, get to work, ect.

FYI, compulsory voting has been required in Australia since 1924. It works for the most part. You either vote (more precisely show up, you don't actually have to vote), or mail an excuse form, or pay a small fine. In these days of absentee voting, and early voting, it would work wonders to get everybody voting.

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Orfamay Quest wrote:
Ajaxis wrote:

Here's a large list of potential voter fraud issues. (Note: I'm unfamiliar with the website, so if it is a bunch of scary nuts, I disavow the source.)

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=2216

You, um, might want to check out the home page before you start citing from that one....

I admit to being lazy and not checking. Still, do you agree that people shouldn't be on the voting lists in two states at the same time?

EDIT: OK now checked, they do look a little nutso so disregard.

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thejeff wrote:
And voter disenfranchisement is bigger by orders of magnitude than either. That's the problem. That's where we should be focusing. If we can deal with that, then maybe it'd be worth looking at the minor stuff.

That's easier. Fine people who neither vote or file an excuse card, similar to jury duty.

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Here's a large list of potential voter fraud issues. (Note: I'm unfamiliar with the website, so if it is a bunch of scary nuts, I disavow the source.)

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=2216

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@ Orfamay Quest

At least you moved from "not a trace" to not worth it (if I understand you correctly, not trying to put words in your mouth). I wonder how many people would be caught if we actually looked for voter fraud by requiring ID for voting, like most of the industrialzed world.

I do see the point that non ID fraud is possibly (likely?) a bigger source of voting fraud.

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thejeff wrote:
Paying for it on a scale to make a difference would be a huge operation. There hasn't been a trace of it found in decades.

Cost/benefit analysis is always appropriate. And the structural issues vs individual fraud issues is a fair point especially in light of cost vs benefit.

"There hasn't been a trace if it in decades" were going to have to disagree on.

See ABC's reporting here.

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captain yesterday wrote:
Voter fraud is a myth, it doesn't exist enough to warrant action.

Can't agree with this one despite hearing it a lot. People are paid to get voters to the voting both. Some people are going to take advantage of the situation to get paid, just like tax fraud by identity theft, only easier. Proof of voter registration by ID to prevent fraud is required by almost every EU member, for example.

Now, discrimination is evil, and requiring proof the voter is a voter absolutely shouldn't be done in a discrimatory fashion. But claiming voter fraud doesn't exist only serves to disenfranchise voters.

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So how do you make make voter fraud less likely without disenfranchising people? I have no problem with registration, in fact I think it is a necessity to prevent voter fraud. How do we get there without disenfranchisement?

Free I.D.'s to every living citizen of voting age?
Require an I.D. when requesting social services to encourage people to get one?
Require census participation to get an I.D.?

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Is there any monster art Paizo has published which change your opinion of what a monster looked like because the art was superior to your imagination?

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lucky7 wrote:
"I'm going to build my own message boards! With blackjack! And hookers!"

"Sorry I haven't posted for a while. I've been busy posting in the prayer message group on lucky7's message boards."

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Lincoln Hills wrote:
"Here, by popular request, is my highly detailed house-rule system on gourmet cooking in Pathfinder..."

"Pathfinder just wouldn't be playable without the baked goods section in Elves of Golarion."

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People motivated by distaste for the other side may result in increased turnout. People with distaste for both may lead to lower turnout (or less likely - increased 3rd party turnout).
People actually excited by their candidate may lead to . . . I'm not sure, I don't anybody actually excited for either candidate. Everybody I know on both sides is voting for the lesser evil.

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I'm hoping that we do see more people vote this year, maybe get to 60% turnout. Or maybe our current candidates will make less people come to the polls.

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I don't think gay marriage is going to be a deciding factor this year for the vast majority of voters. Pobably jobs and real employment, and national security.

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Kobold Cleaver wrote:
Theodore Roosevelt was kind of a hawk like Clinton, and had the fun bonus of being super-duper racist. If you're going to bring someone back who did lots of good and also tons of bad, you might as well bring back Nixon and have done.

They brought Nixon back as president in Futurama with reasonably good results.

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From the snippets I saw I was disappointed. "Trump bad. Hillary human. Trump bad. Hillary human." I was hoping for a little more substance and details. Admittably I only saw a little bit, so if there was substantial policy discussions at the DNC I may have missed them.

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An interesting man and a great actor. Tonight, a fresh orange juice it is.

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Pan wrote:
Voss wrote:


Though given that only issue on the table for this entire convention is 'Not Hillary,' I can see why his money is on a 2020 run.

Funny thing is, "not Obama" was all Rommney had on the table and it failed him. You would think the GOP would attempt another approach.

Or to make it a bipartisan critcism, "not Bush" was all Kerry had in '04, also not resulting in a win. In each case, an exageration.

Still, I think most people on both sides of the politcal spectrum would like to actually hear ideas of what will be done, instead of the constant belittling of the other side which has become our political discourse.

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Be you royal king or lowly serf,
There are only so many days before we return to turf.
So I hope your writing flows as the Great Sea's surf,
And you avoid the agony of a smurfing Smurf.

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I don't understand the all or nothing part. Why wouldn't the UK make deals similar to the US, trade with minimal tariffs>, and no real control over the US sovereignty> Also, I have a hard time seeing the UE pushing TIPP with the US, and leaving out the separated UK.

Of coarse, with the nominees of both major American political parties stating free trade may not be so free in the future, you could make an argument tariffs may soon rise, and TIPP won't be passed any time soon. Even so, Germany sales a lot of cars to the UK, so tariffs aren't going to be too high.

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Questions from an American. How many times has the Supreme Court of the UK and its predecessors been overturned by the EU's Court of Justice? And what does the return of sovereignty do to those decisions?

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Godzilla vs. Hello Kitty

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Mirror Universe Feiya:

Spoiler:

Mirror Universe Feiya CR 4
XP 1200
Female human witch (gravewalker) 4 (Advanced Player’s Guide 65, Ultimate Magic 84)
NE Medium humanoid (human)
Init +4; Senses Perception +1
Aura Aura of Desecration (25 ft.)

----- Defense -----
AC 14, touch 13, flat-footed 12 (+1 armor, +1 deflection, +2 Dex)
hp 26 (4d6+4)
Fort +3, Ref +4, Will +6

----- Offense -----
Speed 30 ft.
Melee cold iron dagger +2 (1d4-1/19-20)
Ranged dart +4 (1d4-1)
Special Attacks deliver touch spells through witch’s poppet, hex (slumber [4 rounds, DC 16])
Witch Spells Prepared (CL 4th; concentration +8)
2nd—inflict moderate wounds (2, DC 16), lipstitch (DC 16) (Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Pathfinder Society Field Guide)
1st—command (DC15), night blindness (DC 15) (Pathfinder Player’s Companion: Black Markets), ray of enfeeblement (2, DC15)
0 (at will)—bleed (DC 14), dancing lights, detect magic, touch of fatigue (DC 14)

----- Tactics -----
Before Combat Feiya drinks her potion of mage armor if there is any chance she will be in melee combat (providing an additional +3 deflection bonus, to her armor class, not included above). If she if fighting with a cleric who channels negative energy, or alongside undead, she activates her aura of desecration.
During Combat Feiya greatly prefers fighting just close enough to use her slumber hex. Generally on the first round of combat, she uses her slumber hex on the most heavily armored enemy, using her Accursed Hex feat to try again if the first use fails. Against spell casters, she first attempts the lipstitch spell, and then uses her spell poppet to cast inflict serious wounds while remaining out of melee range. She will often use her equipment, such as her tangleburn bags, to keep enemies from closing in on her.
Morale Feiya is no idiot. If she is reduced to 13 hit points or less, or if the fight looks unwinnable, Feiya quaffs her potion of gaseous form and plots her revenge from afar.

----- Statistics -----
Str 9, Dex 14, Con 12, Int 18, Wis 12, Cha 14
Base Atk +2; CMB +1; CMD 13
Feats Accursed Hex (Ultimate Magic), Arcane Strike, Combat Casting
Skills Craft (poison) +10, Diplomacy +3 (+5 vs. undead), Heal +5, Intimidate +7, Knowledge (arcana) +11, Knowledge (history) +8, Knowledge (nature) +10, Knowledge (planes) +8, Profession (soothsayer) +6, Sense Motive +3, Spellcraft +11, Use Magic Device +9
Traits Death Speaker (Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Inner Sea Gods), Erratic Malefactor (Hell’s Vengeance Player’s Guide)
Languages Aklo, Common, Giant, Necril, Sylvan
SQ aura of desecration, bonethrall (DC16), deliver touch spells,
Combat Gear potion of gaseous form, potion of mage armor, tangleburn bag (Ultimate Equipment), tanglefoot bag (2), vicious caltrops (Pathfinder Player’s Companion: Goblins of Golarion)
Other Gear 6 gp, cloak of resistance +1, cold iron dagger, darts (10), masterwork backpack (Ultimate Equipment), ring of protection +1, silken ceremonial armor (Ultimate Equipment), spell component pouch, witch’s spell poppet

----- Special Abilities -----
Aura of Desecration (Su) 25 ft. aura, providing +2 to the DC of any channel negative energy, and +2 turn resistance of undead.
Bonethrall (Su) DC 16 to command an undead creature within the gravewalker’s aura of desecration. Up to the 4 HD can be controlled. Intelligent undead receive a daily saving throw. If an undead creature is being controlled, an opposed charisma check determines the controller.
Deliver Touch Spells (Su) After casting a touch spell, a you can stick a pin into your poppet, and attempt a ranged touch attack as a full round action. The subject must be within your aura of desecration.
Hex (slumber [Su]) Within 30 feet, you can cause a creature to make a DC 16 Will save, or fall asleep for 4 rounds. Whether the save is successful, a creature cannot be affected again by this hex for 24 hours.
Exceptional Resources Mirror Universe Feyia was generated with a 20 point build and PC equivalent resources, resulting in a +1 CR.
Spell Poppet A spell poppet is a doll a gravewalker communes with instead of a familiar.

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(Mass) Zodiac Murders

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Revenge Served Cold

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Inner Sea World Guide - 25 ("Aquatic elves are identical to normal elves, save that they have the aquatic subtype, the amphibious special quality, a swim speed of 30 feet, and replace the standard elf weapon familiarity with proficiency with rapiers, short swords, tridents, and any weapon with the word “elven” in its name.")

Elves of Golarion - 13

PFS 2-13 Murder on the Throaty Mermaid - 5-7

AP 56 Raiders of the Fever Sea - 59

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Hard R. Incredibly funny.

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Sissyl wrote:
Well well well. Now, let's see how everyone likes his replacement. If it's Donald Trump making the nomination, many many many people will suddenly find Scalia laudable who did not before.

If Trump is elected, we'll get a HUGE new justice.

If Sanders is elected we'll get a huuuge new justice.

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Whether you agree with his opinions or not, Justice Scalia was a brilliant and consistent jurist. I've seen very liberal lawyers who argued in front of him state he was brilliant. He had a dark and wicked sense of humor from what I've seen on TV, and unfortunately, this type of humor is always misconstrued by the other side (of whatever side you're on- sarcasm is never approved of by any who disagree, bipartisan and beyond politics).

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Sloth by sleeping a full night when good deeds could have been done caused the paladin to fall.

The paladin went to the movies to see The Force Awakens.

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Hi James,

1. Is there a published map of what the Inner Sea region looked like before the Inner Sea? I know of the maps in the Inner Sear World Guide and Lost Kingdoms, and while they extend borders into the Arcadian Ocean, the Inner Sea area itself is not shown. (Or more precisely, the Inner Sea is shown, with exactly the same shoreline we have in 4715.)

2. AP 57 states the Inner Sea is the newest sea, formed at Earthfall. Was there a sea of some sort before Earthfall? Or was there land there, and perhaps a kingdom south and east of Thassilon?

3. Are there any major sunken cities in the Inner Sea, such as Azlanti or Thassilonian cities? I'm aware the gillman have cities, they've built, presumably some on the ruins of prior cities?

4. Similarly, just before Earthfall were Jalmeray and Stonespine Island land-locked mountains, already islands, or something else?

5. Has an Aquatic Kingdoms Under the Inner Sea book been considered? As it stands, as far as I'm aware we know more about Aucturn the Stranger than we do about what's 20 miles offshore Absolom's coast and a few thousand feet below the surface of the Ocean.

Thanks, and I hope you have a joyous and serene holiday.

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Star Tours.

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pres man wrote:

My current order is (basically machete order with a prologue):

Phantom Menace (I)
A New Hope (IV)
Empire Strikes Back (V)
Attack of the Clones (II)
Revenge of the Sith (III)
Return of the Jedi (VI)
Force Awakens (VII)

Though I have been debating with:
Phantom Menace (I)
A New Hope (IV)
Attack of the Clones (II)
Empire Strikes Back (V)
Revenge of the Sith (III)
Return of the Jedi (VI)
Force Awakens (VII)

But you're missing the Christmas special.

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Check out Jon Brazers Enterprises' Book of Beasts War on Yuletide. You'll get lots of Christmas themed ideas. Of particular note was the Eggnog ooze and the gargantuan Gingerbread Golem.

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Gods and Magic - "Fallback Strategy is no longer legal from this sourcebook and have [should be has] been updated..."

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