A lot of people are very affected by the activity going on now.
It must be discussed. Everywhere. No one is immune.
If you don't like the thread, don't click on it. No one's being mean.
We have no time for mean.
Kirth Gersen wrote:
Forgive my ignorance, but what do all these demonstrations actually accomplish, other than getting some of the demonstrators tear-gassed or whatever? (Don't get me wrong -- I'm totally sympathetic and it looks like fun, but I'm a very results-oriented satyr.) It seems to me that, for all the demonstrations in the late '60s and early '70s, none of them accomplished anything at all until things got out of hand at Kent State and someone finally said, "Wait a minute -- we're shooting our own children now?"
It's had the desired effect. Trump and his cabal know they're being watched.
From Robin Middlebrooks:
For everyone who DID something, small or big, your efforts have been successful. Because of you:
1. Federal hiring freeze is reversed for VA (Veteran Affairs).
While more is needed, sometimes you have to celebrate your wins.
The world is watching. They're not going to be able to throw up so much BS and cause as much confusion as Bannon thought they could.
He's really the Goebbels, here, and he knows we're on to him. We do NOT have to go down his Leninist path of total destruction.
"Combining all of these facts, we have a fairly clear picture in play.
Trump was, indeed, perfectly honest during the campaign; he intends to do everything he said, and more. This should not be reassuring to you.
The regime’s main organizational goal right now is to transfer all effective power to a tight inner circle, eliminating any possible checks from either the Federal bureaucracy, Congress, or the Courts. Departments are being reorganized or purged to effect this.
The inner circle is actively probing the means by which they can seize unchallenged power; yesterday’s moves should be read as the first part of that.
The aims of crushing various groups — Muslims, Latinos, the black and trans communities, academics, the press — are very much primary aims of the regime, and are likely to be acted on with much greater speed than was earlier suspected. The secondary aim of personal enrichment is also very much in play, and clever people will find ways to play these two goals off each other."
Or is it not okay to talk about it?
MORONI 10:4: And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.
Perhaps my heart wasn't sincere, or my intent wasn't real. Maybe I didn't have faith in Christ.
That's an easy thing to F up when you're 8.
Veganism comes with certain nutritional problems that I have found most vegans are actually not clear on. Primarily, vitamin A and B12 are things that become problems. Now, this still takes a while, and ironically, most vegans quit veganism before ending up with deficiencies. So. It obviously is not a practical problem of note... but I don't understand how someone can go vegan without understanding the nitty gritty details.
Utter nonsense. You need to verify the accuracy of urban rumors before stating them as fact.
I'd love to have an intelligent discussion of veganism and the reasoning behind it.
I've looked to see how many people are vegan in the US, but it's hard to pin down. About 5% self-identify as vegetarian, but I've heard people say they were vegetarian because they only eat chicken and/or fish (really!).
It seems to be growing, but some people try it for awhile, then give up. Others love it. It seems many people are more aware of the connection between what's on their plate and how it got there, thanks to documentaries like Earthlings (NSFW). Even environmentalists often ignore the impact of our food choices on the planet.
When I go to cons, it's clear that most gamers aren't particularly worried about what they eat, or how much. With a third of the planet obese or overweight, we're hardly unique.
I necroed this thread, and I'll get the "Mmmmm, bacon!" out of the way.
Vegan Paizonians? More than in 2008? Fewer? Don't think I've ever met one. Represent!
For the record, I think Obama's a lot better than Bush. On both domestic and foreign policy issues. I also think he's far to the right of where I'd want him to be domestically and far more militaristic than I'd like. I also think he's been handicapped by the most obstructive Congress in my lifetime and longer and that he spent far too long compromising and treating the Republican Party as rational...
Yup. I think he knew he'd be blindsided, but he did manage to slowly draw down the wars-for-profit, kinda.
He wasn't McCain, and he wasn't Rmoney. That made him the better choice.
I, for one, would be glad to vacation in a place that has what should be the national minimum, if not $45.
It's like some of you don't know any history.
Price floors aren't wage floors. If full time workers can't cover the basics of food, rent, etc., then there's no reason to get a minimum wage job, unless you're actually in that minority of teenagers still in school. Then, it really is just some extra cash, not what you have to live on.
You'd do better making a living outside of regular employment. Slinging crack or meth is a popular choice, as is prostitution. You're worth more to the economy in prison.
4 skill points, and add acrobatics and perception.
Any skilled warrior should be able to spot threats at least once in a while, particularly when he says he's doing that. It's hard to be acrobatic with armor, but it shouldn't be impossible. Light-armored fighters might do OK with that, if they max it out. Others won't bother, beyond a point or 2.
Comrade Anklebiter wrote:
I do think, though, that there probably would have been more Islamic democracies if British, French and US imperialism didn't have the nasty habit of overthrowing governments everytime they decided to increase the living standards of their people at the expense of international petrochemical corporations.
Smedley Butler told us this was the deal.
Whatever will be, will be.
Unless the masters of the universe have found a way to travel light years in hours, and be back from Andromeda before dinner, conquering space remains a very expensive and unprofitable enterprise, outside of a few defense contractor "businesses."
There's so much junk in space already, it'll become a problem.
Rumor has it that Obama knows about this technology, and will use it to take away our guns.
I would agree that in general people have more knowledge today, but I would argue that more people today are deficient in processing and applying knowledge than ever before. I teach college level physics lecture and lab and many of my pre-med and business major students lack basic arithmetic skills to the point of absurdity. I bet that farmer could visualize a unit of measurement. If I told him that 1 kg is roughly 2 pounds on Earth, I guarantee he wouldn't tell me that a bag of seed masses at 2000 kg. He might not know the arithmetic to do the conversion but he would know that his answer, if it were 2000kg, can't be right. My students mass their cell phones, some of them remember that they have to multiply by the acceleration due to gravity to get weight in Newtons, and then they convert to pounds and tell me their cell phones weigh anywhere between 17-5000 lbs without batting an eye. A handful of them acknowledge that they...
Your disdain for your students speaks volumes about you as a teacher.
All these people are lying. RPGs, and PF in particular, are Satan's tools for dragging souls to hell.
They'll sit there and tell you it's just a harmless game, maybe even good for developing your imagination, but it is a ruse. You think Satan would just tell you straight up that this game will damn your soul to the lake of fire?
Of course not! That's the trick, you see. The Devil is slick. He makes it seem like just a little innocent fun, but soon, at first without your knowledge, but later with great willingness, even eagerness, you are enslaved.
If you value your eternal soul, you will avoid this game and all who would deceive you into playing it.