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TrickstaPriest

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  1. TrickstaPriest

    2017(And 2018 too) NaNoWriMo thread

    Been sick for the entirety of the month. I didn't even get a chance to start. But I did do some drafting. In my head. That counts, right?
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    Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)

    Grandstanding today is application tomorrow. Though who knows how far this could actually go. Unfortunately grandstanding is a great way to test the viability of a movement in order to see if a politician can ride it into power (or to stay in power). For now, all we can do is tell them it's terrible and to stop. Anything that's going to happen will probably be years down the pipeline...
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    Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)

    Gutting the investigation is political. Which some claim is neutral, but I will not. However gutting the EPA is purely evil. Welcome to the race to the bottom on a worldwide scale. By the by, you'll be happy to know I know a HERO gamer seriously considering buying a tiny, cheap lake in Canada. As long as the water stays fresh...
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    Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)

    Yep. Been wondering about the repercussions of all of that. While I hate how politically motivated the investigation could have seemed, I frankly think it was on the right track. Putin said quite openly that he had been working with Trump before the election, so... Yeah.
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    Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)

    Voted. Took over an hour just to get started because the printers died barely an hour after the polling station opened. Aren't caravans kind of easy to spot? I don't know why anyone would build a whole wall to keep a caravan out when a couple dozen people could do the same. The problem with walls is they lock people in. Not just out.
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    Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)

    This is great thoughts on climate change, and it's nice to see climate change discussed on the thread. At the cost of sounding hysteric, and to be blunt, far above heat related deaths are the loss of food, water, and the associated government crackdowns that will happen over it. Food shortages and economic downturn are likely going to mean a marked rise in despotic leadership, military overtures, and more. It simply isn't practical to maintain a democracy if the leadership is dealing with dire problems they cannot actually address. The use of technology to remove or replace opposition will become very common, the urgency to replace people even more so. And no. There are no measures that are going to fix the current situation other than an alien species or apocalyptic event bailing us out. There's no 'measured approach' that will fix this. Yes, it will take decades to get there. But people are already acting based on their fears of this now (even those that likely suggest in public that climate change does not exist). You'll be happy to know I have family who joined a research commission to discuss solutions to difficult problems in the world. The most common question they have received from a multitude of potential millionaire investors tersely amounts to "How difficult is it to build and maintain a bunker in Canada". I will now lighten the mood with a dour artificially humorous statement engineered to prevent protest to my suggestions and ideas: "I need some alcohol." >_>
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    Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)

    It's mostly the blatant disinterest in the basics of the integrity of our legal system that disturb me. But frankly Trump's willing admission of obstruction of justice SHOULD be enough to impeach him. It shows you just how far our government is willing to politically 'forgive' him of all faults, just because of how divided our government has become. This more than anything else is showing just how big of a fight for "control" of the government is going on. Anything is forgivable, anything is forgettable, just let "us" be on top so that if everything begins to burn down "we'll" be in control of what's left.
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    Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)

    Your quote, or from something entertaining that I should read?
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    Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)

    I've been too busy to follow up on... anything, but I'm vaguely interested in this apparent education bill? On taxes, income, and public schools?
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    Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)

    This is what computer security people have been screaming about for like a decade. My field: https://xkcd.com/2030/
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    Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)

    "May you live in interesting times..."
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    Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)

    Wow I think I'm totally unprepared for this potential job change. And now terribly confused.
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    Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)

    I am nothing if not gracious. You don't need to apologize, though you were off re: 'party behavior'. But I know I've applied the same razor poorly myself. Re: trump, we do have fairly big disagreements there, but we are applying our own hammers. Economics pain vs political pain. ie- to load it less, a huge concern in my eyes is the evolution of political tactics after the Trump era. In terms of conversation... I'll get back to you. I'm scrambling to cover something work related.
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    Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)

    Unfortunately, there is a heavy 'false equivalence' to assume or imply there is no 'lesser'. It's a common way to dodge responsibility in politics, and to ignore real issues, the assumption that 'the other person/alternative is just as bad'. Not that this is your meaning, but it's where so much of this comes from. The tribalism is a problem, but it's very easy to see why politics goes in this direction. People are deeply invested in protecting their politics, but this protection appears when the language and ideas of the platform they are fighting against are referenced. Not the political body itself.
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