And yet he chose a path of reconciliation - and I pray that this will be his legacy and that this legacy will survive him and bloom in other, still ongoing conflicts, for revolution without reconciliation is a seed that bears no fruit.
Bilbo Bang-Bang wrote:
A famous German satiric during WW2, Werner Fink , who suffered repercussions for his jokes about the Nazi regime, opened his first stage act after he was forbidden to work on stage for two years wit the followin joke:
He came to an empty stage, bearing official pictures of Hitler, Goering and several other Nazi leaders. He leaned them against the back, looked at them, held them up, looked at them, for a few minutes he continued. Finally he turned to his audience and said: Now that they let me do work again, I am not quite sure if I should hang them up or put them up against the wall.
Later, after joining the Wehrmacht as the only way he saw to be arrested (again) and this time probably executed, some officers let him work for troup entertainment. One of his jokes was about his recent arrest. He claimed he didn't know why he was arrested, but that the officer that did simply misunderstood him. On his way close to the French border, he had an accident close to a farm where he ran over a pig. He felt terribly sorry, stormed into the nearby farmhouse to tell the farmer. Only then did he realize, the farm was occupied by a german regiment. Seeing the commanding officer, he got nervous and said 'Hail Hitler, the swine is dead!'.
I am still looking for contemporary German jokes, but I am sure I will find them ;-)
I didn't mean to imply that, sorry if it came over that way.
OuchThere he was ;-)
James Jacobs wrote:
Sob...I, I just wanted to thank you, Sir. And thank you, Axial, for bringing it back to the eye and mind of the public.
Wouldn't you consider doing a small poll a good way to start?
Small amateur poll -> doing an amateur evaluation -> seeing that the evaluation is crippled by the lack of statistical methods -> learning about statistical methods -> doing a poll with an evaluation grid...
OK, concept first, I will get the stats done until wednesday (and flesh out the concept a bit more).
This might seem far fetched, but is based on a bit of my family history, though the person in question (my grand-uncle) was British, nor American and became a spy rather than a Pilot
- Andrew has no wife or children. He was quite a rake, but the recent experience changed him (at least for now). He has a younger brother who joined the army and has been transferred to Europe, but he hasn't heard of him for a good chunk of time now and is getting worried.
Which decade of life are you in? (11-20 counts as 2nd, 21-30 counts as 3rd, etc.)
In your experience, how big is the typical game group? (Including the GM.)
Do you play mostly private games, or mostly at public events?
How often do you like to play D&D?
How often do you play D&D?
about 5 times a month, If I may substitute D&D for Roleplaying games at large. If I can only substitute it for Pathfinder it is about 3 times per month.
Are you mostly a DM or a player?
Which edition was your introduction to D&D?
4. 1977 AD&D 1e
I am most comfortable in…
I have lived in all three 'kinds' and did feel more or less comfortable in all of them.
Real Life Issues
Are you religious/spiritual?
I told you my issue with this question, and it still stands. I chose 'strongly', but as I am not sure what measure you have in mind here, 'casually' might be as appropriate.
How do you feel about sex education in primary school?
Not sure what you mean by exhaustive
How do you feel about gun sale taxes?
Seems to be a mostly American issue - I do not believe taxes should be used as a control mechanism, apart from that I cannot answer this question
How do you feel about personal gun licenses?
2. Make them hard to get and/or costly, and easily revokable.
Hard to get, only removable due to severe circumstances (huh, I didn't define severe, I will do when you define hard and easy ;-) )
How do you feel about gun education in primary school?
A complete non-issue in Germany, and I would prefer if it stays a non-issue here.
How do you feel about concealable and semi-automatic guns?
What do you want from tax reform?
How do you feel about government surveillance?
as does the broad strokes thing...
Wars to Spread Democracy and/or Protect Foreign Civilians are…
Two completely unrelated issues.
Come on, are you doing this on purpose?
Voter ID Laws are…
Sigh...again, a non issue in Germany
Global Warming is…
Capital punishment is...
How do you feel about immigration?
3. If handled well is precious to our culture(s)
How do you feel about racism and sexism?
3. Are thankfully getting less and less influence but are sadly still alive.
What's your stance on abortion?
Do you believe that your government should provide certain necessities of modern life to all of its citizens? (Police, fire departments, schooling, roads, medical care, etc.)
Stem Cell Research is…
Oh god...how do I put this Those are not even mutually exclusive
How do you feel about the separation of church and state?
Sigh...Taxation isn't the most important issue regarding separation of church and state, is it?
Weird people, like everyone else ;-)
3) a social issue best treated by the nation so every individual has the chance to prosper...
If I had the power to change my country's drug and alcohol laws, I would…
Sorry...no...I am too involved in this issue (professionally) to accept this 'multiple choice joke'
Game Life Issues
Do you value game balance?
Random Game Stats (Abilities, HPs) are…
Do you value game realism?
Do you enjoy core-only games? (With possible exceptions being occasional.)
Do you enjoy kitchen sink games? (Few to no character options banned.)
Do you prefer individual XP, or group/no XP?
(Read the next question before answering this one.)
My stance on this question is not included in any of these answers.
(If you answered 3 to the last question, don't answer this one.)
A few more 'shoulds' might get this closer to answerable...
Do you like alignment overall?
Paladins should be…
2. LG only
Additional character options are best as…
PC death is…
What is your favorite level range?
2+3 but that does not mean I have real issues with 3+4
Low Levels (1-4)
High levels (13+)
I don't really have a favorite there, I chose from the character I imagine and I rarely start with a class in mind.
Hit points are…
Evil PCs are…
Do you enjoy guns/steampunk in D&D?
Do you enjoy asian/non-european stuff in D&D?
For the love of whatever god or philosophy...scratch the word asian in this question...
Combat is best as…
Do you turn down opportunities to play rpgs other than your favorite edition of your favorite game? (Assume that the GM is your friend, but only moderately skilled, or untried.)
Do you turn down opportunities to play rpgs other than your favorite edition of your favorite game? (Assume that the GM is a game-only friend or a stranger, but is a highly skilled one.)
I still think many of your questions are suggestive/ judgemental or hardly answerable, many do need more options and the 'no answer' or 'don't care' options are imperative for many questions.
For the same reason LGBT people will probably always have to deal with phobia - people can develope irrational phobias against almost anything, especially things outside their own personals space and their comfort zone - those will sometimes be hurtful, but as long as we are talking about phobia, much of that will be as uncomfortable for the phobic as for the subject of the phobia. Sometimes the phobia will shrink and vanish the same way, ignorance does.
I just hope to see the day that LGBT people will no longer have to deal with spite, hate and unproportional discrimination (yup, I said it, unproportional discrimination - I have long given up on discrimination going the way of the dodo, not only against LGBT people but against anything out of the expected norm in general, but as long as this discrimination can be overcome and doesn't really endanger life and personal freedom, it can be dealt with).
I hope Cassidy will find strength and comfort among her family, friends and those schoolmates that made her day a happy one before the **** hit the fan.
I know, I know, very, very late, but cudos to you, Cori Marie for your dedication and courage. Congratulation for your judical victory, all the best for the next steps!
Indeed. I think that after the last two movies the new Star Trek crew is ready to walk in their own shoes. Make your own classic 'episodes' !
That sucks. feytharn, how come you're sleep depriving yourself, love?
I started to do one nightshift a week when I had regular classes going on...much because 'regular' doesn't mean a thing in the pedagogy faculty (thus, if I had a dayshift job I would have had to reschedule every semester). I still do this nightshift for the extra money - sadly I still can't sleep the next day, so essentially that one night a week is just lost (on the bright side, I can afford my pathfinder subscription...)
The cameras ares there...unfortunatly they aren't always connected to a recording device...
And as I learned during the questioning regarding the assault I broke up last year - the conditions for the recordings to be usable in court or even as a base for police investigation are ridiculously specific - without additional proof/testimonials, they are more or less completely useless. I am far to tired to get the details I learned straight right now (been awake since sunday morning), though.
Oh, and waiting for the shipment is even harder when you know you have to wait about a month for the package to arrive - that makes pdfs so much more important ;-)
I have no experience whatsoever with Vista, but I will ask around. I can't promise any results until monday, though, so best of luck to get faster answers, I know there are some fellow German posters here on the board.
edit: I called a friend who is doing network-administration for a local energy company: There seems to be a little helper called Vistalizator that allows you to override the 'one MUI' restriction of non-Ultimate Vista versions. You need to download the respective MUI language packs seperatly, though.
Just get your friends together to prescribe your 'souls' - a rather dramatic term for something that...negligible, don't you agree...to the lord of the four unnamables in a very easy to lern ritual and you will be fine. You fill out the order, sign with your blood, I am afraid that cliche is a necessity and your new friends in the upper echelons of Games workshop will send you your Nurgle Bunnies.