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Aneristic Illusions / Re: John McCain is dead.
« on: August 28, 2018, 06:03:42 pm »
I think with Lieberman as vice he could have beaten Obama.  It would have been two white moderates vs the black guy with the Muslim name.  Instead he went with Caribou Barbie and scared all the people concerned about his frail health.  I know I was considering voting third party until I saw what a nightmare Palin was

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: August 01, 2018, 03:35:40 am »
Direct subsidies to farmers are a bad idea. Not because farmers don't need help and not because they shouldn't be helped but because it gives them a bunch of money to invest in changing careers at the moment their chosen career looks like a bad idea.  A massive increase in food stamps would be just as good for farmers while also ensuring hungry people get fed

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So, had a thing with someone on the FB PF page.

He was bragging that he built this lich whose phylactery will outright kill anyone who destroys it, so someone (12th level characters) will have to die for the campaign arc to end...Because "I like bittersweet endings".

I said that if I were a player in his group, and found out he scripted my character's death, I would be in someone else's group by the following week.

In the same thread, he attacks me for mentioning the fake phylactery/recurring villain gag.  Because it's clearly bullshit to leave a fake phylactery around, but clearly NOT bullshit to mandate a PC's death to make up for lack of story.

This all went very well, with me making fun of him and him getting madder and madder, but then I pushed it too far and he blocked me.  I think it was when I suggested he try BESM, as it was more his speed.

So yes, there really is nothing worse than a bad DM.

He also clearly has not factored in player creativity.  sure, a lich wont die unless his phyalctery is destroyed, but that wont do him much good if he's trapped in an anti magic field in a cage.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: July 08, 2018, 06:26:56 pm »
Behold: Liberty University's The Trump Prophecy: The Movie

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A collaboration between an independent Christian filmmaker and one of America’s largest evangelical universities is showcasing the growing prominence of a provocative belief about President Donald Trump ― that he was divinely appointed to lead the United States.


https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/liberty-university-helps-create-movie-trump-chosen-by-god_us_5b119d9ce4b02143b7cc6cfb?ncid=engmodushpmg00000003

divinely appointed....so he IS the antichrist!

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diaspora is a nice social media site that actively resists this trend. it's also open source, so the profit motive doesn't enter into it the way it does with FB.  It gained a lot of users after the CA scandal, although it is definitely not a finished product yet.
I'm not really looking for an alternative, the only way I can see these services surviving long term and not getting crushed or selling out as the costs go up is to go decentralised, maybe even peer to peer but best of luck getting the average Joe Soap to figure that one out.

yeah, diaspora is decentralized, there's a couple sorta competing federations and diaspora is the core of one.  I am curious to see if that takes off.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: June 29, 2018, 07:37:47 am »
BTW, speaking of swing states, here is what needs to happen to have the best chance to fix this mess. We need a lot of democrats from non-swing states to move to the swing states and turn them blue. Alternately, we need a lot of democrats from a cross section of blue states to move to one or two of the low population red states and turn them blue

Californians tend to move other places.  If they'd do it a bit more strategically we could turn the country arouind.

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diaspora is a nice social media site that actively resists this trend. it's also open source, so the profit motive doesn't enter into it the way it does with FB.  It gained a lot of users after the CA scandal, although it is definitely not a finished product yet.

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So...why is this post pinned?

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Hillary DID win the popular vote, so she was definitely not the most hated candidate we've ever had.

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Wouldn't this mean more Democratic leaning electoral votes?  Or is SoCal really that conservative?

Once you get North of San Francisco, you may as well be in rural Oregon.

I knew that, and the central valley, but I figured San Francisco and the rest of the bay area outweighs them population wise even without LA.

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Its shit like this that makes me long for secession. This shit has been irreparably broken for decades now and All the systems put in place that could've possibly fixed it has also been smashed. I say let the West coast, New England, and Texas break off to do their own thing, and let Trump rule over the ashes. I say tear this clunker down for parts and start over.

I gotta ask, what makes you think your state would be smarter on its own?

My state has legal weed, gay marriage, and quite decent universal health care.  We also have the two richest men in the world and strong ties with the whole pacific rim.  We've got strong environmental laws and quite good public transport.  We held onto net neutrality when Trump got rid of it for the nation.  There's plenty wrong with local government, but nowhere near as much as there is wrong with national government.  I am fairly certain things would be better here without Texas and Florida and New York and California thinking they have any right to tell us how to run things.  Things would also be better here if folks would quit trying to tell Alaska and Arkansas and Vermont and Oklahoma what to do and focus on our own back yard.  I actually think things would even get better in the states that are explicitly stupider than the federal government, at least in the long run, because they'd have nobody else to blame for their problems.

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Wouldn't this mean more Democratic leaning electoral votes?  Or is SoCal really that conservative?

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For those of you that have a problem with "admittedly flawed" there's no way you have any hope of winning back progressives.  Meanwhile there's Net, who seems to prefer nazis.  no wonder this country is becoming more and more obciously a shithole.

Hillary already had two terms as president.  Her husband was busy getting blowjobs and snorting coke and she did the actual work.  problem is that work included laying the groundwork for most of the things wrong with the country today.  The laws passed in the first Clinton administration destroyed our welfare system, accelerated the filling of prisons, particularly with people of color, created Nafta and it's destruction of the economy, and deregulated the financial industry, paving the way for the crash of 2008.  That's a touch worse than the sort of admittedly flawed that all politicians are.  Hillary and her husband were responsible for changing the direction of the Democratic party to a more corporate machine that abandoned or even attacked many of those progresives fight to protect.  That said, she was still far better than Trump, I voted for her, but pretending that she is no more flawed than most, or that the reason people dislike her is because she is a woman is just as bad as progressives who would rather have a Nazi.  Worse in some ways because her campaign aided Trump's, seeing him as a more beatable opponent than saner Republicans, so she is partly responsible for him, and all of her supporters bear some of that blame.

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Apple Talk / Re: I don't know if I should buy these eggs.
« on: June 13, 2018, 03:45:57 am »
eggs in the shell would be simple, and I think better than the fried eggs.

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Apple Talk / Re: Has It Really Come to This?
« on: June 13, 2018, 03:42:24 am »
It's not so much that we've "come to this" as "this is a station which is merely one more stop for the train."

So not that we've arrived, so much as this is just a point in time where the change in degradation is particularly visible.

Only the train doesn't stop here, it just speeds up on the way by.

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