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RPG Superstar 6 Season Star Voter, 7 Season Star Voter, 8 Season Star Voter. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 7,913 posts (8,031 including aliases). 80 reviews. 1 list. No wishlists. 8 Pathfinder Society characters. 17 aliases.


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Could someone please explain how the whole "were they justified in detaining her" question has anything to do with why they pepper-sprayed her AFTER she was already detained, and a threat to precisely no one?


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There's clearly more to sound economic policy than cutting taxes. So if his position is really as simple as "vote for the guy who says he is going to cut my taxes," then I would question his judgement, not his motivation. YMMV.


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NenkotaMoon wrote:
Of course, of course, I'm a big giant racist for believing in dissenting thought. I should just agree with you on all on topics. I'm just a big racist because it fits the narrative you make in your head. I'm the one that needs to see a psych, I have the problem. Only liberals have opinion that matters.

Get over yourself.

We all believe in your right to hold and express an opinion. Just as we have a right to respond to that opinion. No one is going to arrest you for being wrong, but you can be damn sure they're going to tell you you're wrong. That's the entire point of free speech.

You're not the victim. That would be the girl on the bike.


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Some positions are simply unworthy of respect, and deserve to be treated as such.

Note that I'm not advocating using force to shut prevent the expression of such opinions...after all, we're not talking about a fifteen year old girl on a bike here (Oops...my bad).


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The thing about this that most sticks in my craw is that the law-and-order, she-had-it-coming types are the very same people who scream about how everything the government does is tyranny. Can you say cognitive dissonance?


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NenkotaMoon wrote:

If Had plenty of experience with kids whom pull crap like this on a daily basis.

Notice as well lightly say that I am racist in my defense of the officers when I haven't spoken a word of the race of the girl.

That you apparently believe that serves as evidence that your position isn't racist is rather telling.

But yeah, Fergie. I'm done here.


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NenkotaMoon wrote:
They didnt assault her at all. How about this, when a cop questions you next time, you tell him to f@#$ off and walk away.

What is wrong with you? THEY PERPPER-SPRAYED A CHILD FOR CONVENIENCE AND/OR AMUSEMENT!

I strongly suspect you'd feel differently if that child was yours. Or even simply had the good sense to NOT BE BLACK. >:(


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NenkotaMoon wrote:
Of course, of course, should have not brought my hopes up. You'd rather defend someone who'd say f#@$ you to the police and walk away when they are trying to question them.

I'm delighted to disappoint you.


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NenkotaMoon wrote:

Wow, never thought I'd thought we'd agree on something Bugley

She was resisting. They asked her nicely, she got hostile and attempted to leave the scene on bike.

My bad. I was being sarcastic, but apparently that wasn't obvious.

That was a child. Who had apparently collided with a car on her bike. The police escalated the conflict (the opposite of what they're supposed to) for no apparent reason. Then they PEPPER-SPRAYED a child who was zero threat to anyone, which was completely unnecessary. Or maybe you think she's lucky they didn't just shoot her? Is that clear enough sarcasm for you?

She likely had very good reasons to fear the police going in...now she has one more.


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CBDunkerson wrote:

The one where the child is sitting alone in the back of the police car and the officer walks over and pepper sprays her?

Yup, saw it.

It's her fault for not cooperating.


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thejeff wrote:

Personally, I'm done with the gun derail. I was curious only in regards to the terrorist list connection.

I suggest others drop it as well. It's one of the fastest ways to get a thread locked around here.

But...what about THESE GUNS? *flexes*


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Spastic Puma wrote:
And then Trump and Hilary and the party leaders are gonna be like "What have we done?" and impeach themselves.

Spastic Puma:

I hereby notify you that owe me a new keyboard, as mine has been destroyed by a nasal spray of Coke Zero.

My accountants will be in touch.


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Low turn-out is viewed as voter apathy. And yes, it is exactly what "they" want.


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Kirth Gersen wrote:
Some of us maybe just aren't that resigned to the fate our corporate masters have decreed.

If you have a viable alternative, I'm all ears.

And for the record, I'm probably the last person that would be accused of being pro-corporation. I'm just tired of people who somehow want to not vote, but then refuse to accept responsibility for the outcome. You don't vote, you have no credibility if you don't like what you get.


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Syrus Terrigan wrote:
Of course, because silencing any dissent is the only good thing to do.

...said no one in this thread. But we've been having the same argument for pages and page.

Your dislike of the choice we face -- Clinton vs. Trump -- is irrelevant. On November 8th, one or the other of these people will be elected president. That may suck, but that's how it is.


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Are we still having this debate?

The next president is going to be Clinton or Trump. Period. You can abstain, or vote third-party, but make no mistake: Doing either is in no way noble or heroic. It is simply you taking your ball and going home because your game didn't get picked.


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Fergie wrote:
If given the choice between a person who pushed to remove their jobs and factories, and someone telling them they are going to bring the factories back, who do you think they will pick? Is anyone really surprised?

Since Trump is a poster boy for the lassiez-faire capitalist class -- you know, the people who actually shipped the jobs away -- yes, I'm surprised. Anyone paying any attention at should know that Trump is part of the problem, not the solution.


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The fact is that it is overwhelmingly likely that either Trump or Clinton will be the next president. Pick one. Or don't. But ultimately, your reasons for doing so don't matter...if you're eligible and able to vote, but choose not to, you own the outcome.

In other words...if you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice. :P


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Comrade Anklebiter wrote:
No, I don't.

Too bad. I thought one round of out-of-context sniping deserved another.

The primary is over. Bernie lost. You can either help Clinton get elected -- even if just by voting got her -- or you can plug your ears, hold your breath, and do nothing. Which helps Trump get elected. Of course, it allows you to pat yourself on the back for ideological purity, which is easier (and safer!) than supporting something that has a snowball's chance in hell of actually happening (unlike, say, Communism in the United States).


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So Mike Pence believes that it is "inarguable" that Putin is a "stronger leader" than Obama.

Only a child or a fool mistakes aggression for strength.


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thejeff wrote:
At which point you might as well stop playing Pathfinder at all. It's not a game about realism. Even martials are heroic enough they can do unrealistic things. Whether that's small characters taking on medium sized ones or medium ones fighting giants.

Someone posed the question "why all the small race hate?"

I answered by pointing out that it not hate, necessarily, but people having trouble suspending their disbelief with respect to something with which they have direct personal experience (ever wrestle with your six-year-old nephew?). On the other hand, not many people have direct personal experience wrestling with a giant or a dragon, and therefore probably don't have that same trouble with suspension of disbelief.

Your response to that is to say that Pathfinder is a fantasy game, and that if you can't suspend your disbelief in this particular case, then you shouldn't play at all?

Sorry, but that's bunk. Exclusionary bunk, to boot. >:(


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For me, it's not a game mechanics thing at all, but the simple reality that a bipedal humanoid that weights 35lbs is no physical threat whatsoever.

And no, "it's magic!" or "it a world with dragons..." don't help. Unless that halfling is from krypton, he's gonna get ROFL-Stomped.


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Will.Spencer wrote:
Back in 2014, Obama already had twenty supreme court cases where all nine justices ruled against him -- even the justices he appointed. That's pretty clear proof that he's not qualified to sit on the court.

It's nothing of the kind.

First, I"m not even sure what "rule against him" even means. Did they rule his existence Unconstitutional? Or just say they really didn't like the guy? Second, why on earth would that prove he's not qualified? Is a lawyer who loses a case therefore never qualified to be a judge?

Here's a far, far more likely alternative: You're not qualified to judge his qualifications. :P


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Obama being nominated to the Supreme Court would make my year.

Obama being confirmed to the Supreme Court would make my decade.


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Sadly, gridlock 'til we drive off the fiscal cliff seems to be the new normal.


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Perhaps game systems shouldn't force people to choose by making "fluff" and "combat" abilities part of the same pool of limited resources.


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Somehow we're now confusing a higher IQ with a lack of douche-baggery. Trust me, the two are NOT the same. As it happens, I've also observed RPG gamers AS A GROUP to be more socially awkward than average. Unsurprisingly, there's no study to back that one up, either (though for some reason it seems to be much less controversial =P).

Besides, what does IQ matter, anyway? I'm a card-carrying Mensan, and I'd much, MUCH rather be handsome. It seems eminently more useful.


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BigNorseWolf wrote:

But i don't want to have to learn to speak lizard.

I spit when i make the TSSSS sound.

That's a common rookie mistake.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to get back to molting.


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Clinton is amazing.

Just think about it: She somehow hides billions in "dark money" using an organization NAMED THE CLINTON FOUNDATION, while managing to hob-knob with the lefty-elite, arm the Saudis, AND still be one of the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history.

President? Screw that. Someone that effective should just take over the world (a feat she is no doubt pursuing at this very moment!).


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Yeah, but what about Fantasy Age? ;-)


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I personally dislike the term "adventurer," because I don't like the idea of so many people running around doing this that they need a name.

Imagine if the Rebel Alliance had just hired "a party of adventurers" to blow up the death start, or if Gandalf had simply posted a want-ad for "some adventurers" in order to take the ring to Mordor.

Not for me, thanks. To me, that's one of the negative corollaries of an overly codified and stimulationist ruleset.


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137ben wrote:

Well...sort of. With WotC, they don't sell PDFs of the core rules of the most recent edition. However, they do sell the core rules for every other edition they ever published. You can go on OBS right now and buy PDFs from the core rules of OD&D all the way through 4e essentials. The only one you can't buy digitally is the most recent one.

With Paizo, it's the exact opposite. You can very easily purchase the most recent edition of the Core Rulebook in PDF, but if you want any of the older editions, you are out of luck.

You seem to be confusing "edition" and "printing." There is only one edition of Pathfinder (unless you count the beta, I suppose).


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Steve Geddes wrote:

err, no it's not true of the printed product (it gets delivered without having to download it). I get my subs and never need to visit the website at all.

However, I don't think many people list "not having to go and get it" as the advantage of the subscription anyway. They list things like "getting it early" and "free PDF".

I can see that there might be an advantage offered with a digital subscription, but "not having to go and get it" doesn't seem to be much of one to me.

Yeah, I guess I don't understand what you mean, then.

If you don't have a book and want it, without a subscription you would have to spend the same 15 seconds to order it as you would a PDF. Shipping, while a delay, requires zero effort on your part. I think that's the point of wanting a PDF subscription option...not having to order things.

But maybe I just don't get what you're saying?


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Erik Freund wrote:
Keep the modules coming. Keep the setting books coming. But please, for the love of sanity, stop publishing rules, and stop using them in your modules and setting. It really does cause GMs like me to refuse the run the game, and turn to other systems that are inherently self-limiting by virtue of fewer rule books.

100% in agreement...in fact, this is a large part of why I rarely play Pathfinder any more. Unfortunately, I believe people like us are in the minority, so it's tough to (fairly) blame Paizo for NOT catering to us.


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Nohwear wrote:
At the risk of starting an edition war, I feel that the last two editions of Dungeons and Dragons are more niche rpgs. That is not necessarily a bad thing, it is just how it feels to me.

Interesting. If anything, I'd say 5E is about as "mainstream" as RPGs get. Which, in fairness, is "not very." :P


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rknop wrote:
Myself, I haven't purchased any 5e books of them. I would have if I could get PDFs of the core books (or if there was a complete core book reference online along the lines of the PRD), but you can't. Yes, in fact, the lack of availability of fully useful PDFs is the reason I haven't purchased hardcover D&D books.

This. Even putting aside the casual, patronizing contempt with which they treat their customers, this was the an absolute deal-killer for me.


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TriOmegaZero wrote:
Capitalism!

Exactly. A little competition is good for everyone.


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This doesn't surprise me. I think Paizo is going to find continued growth much more challenging with a solid version of D&D in print. Furthermore, I'm not sure that's a bad thing.


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Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
To many people "I've got mine, and tough luck if you've lost yours" is a thing, otherwise Social Darwinism would never have made it into the dictionary."

Don't forget the irony that the FUGM people usually did so only through the forbearance of their betters. They just don't know it, because they assume everyone is as rotten as they are.


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Something occurred to me yesterday. You know how people dislike Hillary because she's been around for 20 years and she's a Washington Insider?

If she were a man, we'd call that "experience."


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If you're not with him, you're against him...and accidents happen. Just sayin'.


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Trump only fires the best nukes.


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thejeff wrote:

Thing is, we don't have an actual national ID system. Because we're paranoid or something.

Mostly we make do with state issued driver's licenses, which have basically all of the drawbacks of a national id and few of the advantages. Since that covers the vast majority of people, including everyone with any power or influence, there's little provision made for those who fall through the cracks.

It may even be worse than that. Here in AZ, we stamped our feet and refused to update our driver's licenses to meet the necessary standards for federal air travel, because it was going to be "too expensive." We then turned around and created an entirely new form of ID card that does comply, meaning now anyone who wants to both drive and fly has to get BOTH forms of identification.

Really.


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"Donald Trump's demagoguery has undermined the fabric of our national character."

All hands abandon ship! Warp core breach on decks 7,8, and 9!


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"Voter ID" laws are a 21st century poll tax, plain and simple.


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thejeff wrote:
It's complex. Nothing can be as simple as "no protectionist tariffs".

Dude, EVERYTHING is complex. I'm not suggesting otherwise. But "trade agreements = bad" -- which is literally what Trump is selling -- is a load of bull$#%.


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Turin the Mad wrote:
A letter from a Bernie delegate on how the Clinton-Kaine campaign shouldn't take those votes for granted.

"If an appreciable number of those Bernie voters opt to stay home or vote for a third-party candidate in the fall, here comes President Trump."

So...congrats? Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face...

Edit: Not directed specifically at you, Turin. Rather, to the author of that article.


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Can we agree that opposition to trump goes beyond mere partisanship yet?


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Rednal wrote:
Personally, I'm kind of hoping that we can use 3D printing to create good housing at a fraction of the current costs, and that with a drastically reduced cost of living, people might be able to do a lot more with what they're able to get from their work.

That seems like the opposite of what 3D printing is for. Genuinely curious...how do yo see that working?

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