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I was at this show.

Wow. Not a lot of sensible states left. It's a nightmare here in the middle finger of the south.

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Kang of Rigel 7 wrote:
President Kodos wrote:
"We must move forward, not backwards; upwards, not forward; and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!"
Don't blame me, I voted for Vermin Supreme.

Me too. I really like his idea about monkey tooth fairies. That should be a thing.

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That quick. Some adult language.

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.

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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).
2. Court order Partial stay of the immigration ban for those with valid visas.
3. Green card holders can get back in country.
4. Uber pledges $3M and immigration lawyers for its drivers after #DeleteUber trends on Twitter.
5. Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) enrollment ads are still going to air.
6. The ACLU raised 24M over the weekend (normally 3-4Mil/year).
7. HHS, EPA, USDA gag order lifted.
8. EPA climate data no longer scrubbed from website.
9. More people of different career/religious/economic/race backgrounds are considering running for political office than ever before.
10. MOST importantly, since we live in a participatory democracy, the people are engaged.

While more is needed, sometimes you have to celebrate your wins.
Stay vigilant, but also take self care seriously. Activist burnout is a thing. Marathon, don't sprint.

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.

We mustn't.

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I plan to find other people locally who feel like I do, and get organized. Fellow anti-fascists.

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"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?

Most excellent!

I'll friend you on FB once my ban is over.

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Went to our local march today. There were a LOT of people. Trump didn't get a mandate and it's really obvious most people see him for what he is.

It was gratifying to know I wasn't alone. At all.

Kirth Gersen wrote:
THIS was posted by my friend Russell Blackford; figured I'd share it here. It implies that a lot of what we think about "Trump supporters" may not be totally accurate.

It pretty much is.

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I miss Prince. :(

This thread is zoomin'!

I wouldn't underestimate Mike Pence. He's just as frightening as Cruz, if not more so. He's the Koch's puppet, and a major theocrat.

Trump would be GWB to Pence's Cheney, and that's a scary thought.

The 2nd amendment was designed to let people protect themselves from government slobberknockers.

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Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:

Contemporary Hanoverian Psych:

Wired Mind--Mindstate: Dreamscape


Wake and bake, or don't. A morning raga to get you properly weird.

I played with you. You were exhausted, but you played. I love the world you made. It's got any D&D style, anywhere.

Golarion is genius.

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.


Looks like we got us a cop here.

Sissyl wrote:
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, for one, support traditional marriage.

Paid trolls happen.

Mystic Lemur wrote:
Grand Magus wrote:
Orfamay Quest wrote:
stuff stuff ...
You've been a good Robot today.
With that attitude, you're lucky anyone engages you in conversation. If you're not open to differing opinions, how do you ever learn?

What's to learn?

Liz Courts wrote:
Changed thread title to something less fighty. "Hate" is an awfully strong word, and shouldn't be used so lightly.

Yeah, I hate that.


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!

Levity is the leavening of life.

thejeff wrote:
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.

For comparison, RT's coverage of events. It's a whole other thing to them!

US prepares $1 billion aid package as Kerry arrives in troubled Ukraine

markofbane wrote:

Unless all of the employees got tatted and pierced after being employed there, then I doubt that is the cause for the closing and layoffs.

And for those of you coming to Paizoncon this year, you may get a glimpse at the future with a $15 minimum wage. The city of Seatac where it is being held just had a $15 minimum wage passed. I'm not sure when it goes into effect or if the legal challenges to it have all been dismissed yet, but it is just a matter of time. In this year's election, both of the Seattle mayoral candidates were tripping over each other to declare who was more in favor of a $15+ minimum wage. Thankfully the one with some demonstrated competence won, so it may be a real possibility.

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.

5d4 + 8 + 7d6 + 14 ⇒ (3, 1, 4, 2, 4) + 8 + (1, 2, 6, 6, 6, 3, 2) + 14 = 62

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.

This guy hit it on the head, I think.

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.

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It's good to know we'll have places to go once we use up Earth-that-was.

Sorry, didn't read the whole thread. I presume the claim has been debunked by now?

Monica had a history with older men. She was a willing and enthusiastic participant, not some innocent flower seduced by a lecherous perv.

That doesn't make it all right, but it makes it trivial. Most women who got goo on their dress would get it dry cleaned, I would think.

So, they're like the Occupiers? Rabble-rousing malcontents who hate Real America?

TriOmegaZero wrote:
Guy Humual wrote:
You want to see the violence across the border drop almost overnight? Legalize drugs in the USA.
*raises glass* Hear hear!

I see what you did there...

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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.

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Obviously some sort of splinter group.

Don Juan de Doodlebug wrote:
You can easily be both.

And how!

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.

Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:

I had a point, but I'm frankly bored with the whole thing by now.

Same here.

Asphere wrote:
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.

Don't kill the whale!

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I like my favorite class because it's so good at what it does. No class does it all well, but my favorite class is of solid benefit to a well-rounded party.

That's why I like it so much.

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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.

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