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  1. 10 points
  2. Good news! As far as the doctors setting the global standard for treating my cancer can tell, I currently don’t have cancer. Happy New Year Everyone! Turned out to be good enough odds. Thank all the gods, even the Old Ones. On a critical fail this cancer pulls out the old Iron Crown tables.
    10 points
  3. 9 points
  4. Well, I can't afford to burn bridges but i may have just done that. One of my relatives put up a long eloquent piece by Mike Rowe, and I ..tore into it. I have been SO good at trying not to rile family or friends who have supported Trump. The Coup was the last straw for me I fear. I hope this doesn't bite me in the ass, but I just can't stand the BS any longer.
    9 points
  5. Starlord

    In other news...

    Luke Skywalker finally makes it to 'Tosche Station' to pickup power converters
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  6. So as to how vigorously to investigate and prosecute the people who organized and participated in the Capitol Insurrection... My concern is that the FBI and other agencies won't push too hard or attempt too thorough a sweep because of "Weaver Fever," the decades-long policy of treating right-wing anti-government extremists with kid gloves lest they be riled into committing worse acts, as the Ruby Ridge incident helped provoke the Oklahoma City bombing. I think that policy is wrong. Instead, I offer the advice given in the PoiSci textbook People, Power, and Politics, by
    8 points
  7. Hey: I did everything I could to wreck Mitch McConnell's day, in spite if the fact that doing so will make Pelosi happy. Ugh. I just wish there was something to wreck both of their days. :[ Anyway, what more do you want? Other than term limits, I mean.
    8 points
  8. Lol the same McConnell who fast tracked a $1.5T tax cut in January and $3.1T in corporate COVID assistance in April? It's no longer a question of which party is financially conservative, it's a question of who gets the money--us or the billionaires.
    8 points
  9. The one thing a tolerant society must not tolerate is intolerance.
    7 points
  10. Actual patriots taking the electoral votes to safety minutes before the Senate chamber fell yesterday:
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  11. 7 points
  12. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/01/peter-robb-alice-stock-nlrb-fired.html
    6 points
  13. Oh, and last week All Things Considered interviewed the content director for Forbes magazine. He had a warning for any company that hires any of Trump's former press people for their publicity teams: Forbes will assume that any press release from that company is a lie. Because you don't hire shameless liars unless you plan on telling shameless lies. Dean Shomshak
    6 points
  14. Today is about the fact that I decided to try to start to run my first hero game in a decade this spring or summer
    6 points
  15. and his mother...and his father...and his brother...and his friends...and he didn't just lose a big battle - he basically got half the universe killed because he had Thanos beat and took time to gloat. Yeesh, it's perfectly realistic for him to quit on life IMO.
    6 points
  16. 6 points
  17. To be clear, Thor is my favorite comic-book superhero, and I absolutely hate the direction Marvel Studios took him. But from the perspective of trying to sell entertainment to an audience, I can't fault their decision. MCU Thor had become static, not growing as a character, and was among the less popular MCU heroes. Chris Hemsworth is a very talented comic actor, so using that talent to add to Thor's appeal made sense. With Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War they essentially turned Thor into Marvel Comics' Hercules, a lovable goof who also happens to be an awesome badass. The response o
    6 points
  18. One other thing I would point out here, while I’m thinking about it: The “enemies list” was oppression BY the State against an ideology, specifically Communism. While he probably didn’t have the names in his pocket, there was a real list and those people were branded, unfairly, enemies of the State. These people are enemies of the State. The self described “Q Shaman” believes that they doing the will of God, fighting against Communism and the Globalists, that the Democrats are satan worshippers and drink the blood of babies. And if you think I’m making that up, please,
    6 points
  19. The Confederate Flag is our swastika.
    6 points
  20. PSA: COVID-19 is not a joke and should be taken seriously. A former patient was so brain damaged afterwards that he wrongly believed he'd won an election that he actually lost by 7 million votes. Don't let this happen to you: WEAR A MASK.
    6 points
  21. From: Sean Patrick Fannon For those among my friends and followers who know Scott Bennie - or who know his work - I have the difficult news that he has been hospitalized and undergone surgery. I do not know what his current condition is, but according to his sister, he is undergoing significant rehab. He has no access to a computer or the Internet and is very much cut off. As I understand it, you can send him an email address to the following address, using the following information to ensure a message is hand-delivered to him by the Volunteer Resource team. This will be the only w
    6 points
  22. Not until there have been meaningful consequences for the conspirators and the rioters. They don't get to try to overthrow the government and then fall back on weak cries of "but unity!" They wanted unity, they should have supported and defended the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, like they put up their right hands and swore to, not join those enemies. No unity with traitors.
    6 points
  23. 3:27. Pence has gaveled the joint session back in. The Pennsylvania objection's gone. 3:30...Pence is forgetting the "Hearing None" part of the formula a few times, but no one cares at this hour I suspect. It has been a very, very long day. 3:32...and with the Vermont votes, Biden now has 271!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And anything from here on out would be totally specious. 5 left. And...I kinda figured it might happen. Wisconsin is the last objection. No Senator signed on. Pence actually handled everything with class and dignity; he complete
    6 points
  24. ...it's white on the tip of my tongue...
    6 points
  25. So, did you hear about the latest bizarre thing that Trump has tweeted? Yeah, me neither. It's been glorious.
    5 points
  26. Also, Cap's shield could totally beat-up Batman's utility belt in a fight.
    5 points
  27. I don't want to be "that guy," but I do want it noted: There are a lot of suggestions on what to leave out, what to work up to, etc, I have taught this game to a group of kids, spendibg about 3 sessions (including character generation), all of whom can play without problems or confusion, and I have done none of those things. We started out tracking END, STUN, BODY, figuring range modifiers, assessing skill roll penalties and bonuses, countong damage, figuring DEF (to include Resistan vs non), etc. I didnt leave anything out, and they got it quickly, the same way we d
    5 points
  28. 5 points
  29. I think part of it, as I wrote earlier, is that they were treating the whole thing like a game, not seriously thinking about being killed. They were also caught up in the passion of the moment. Now they've cooled off, and reality is knocking very hard at their door. They were also part of a pack, and probably felt safety in their numbers. But each of them is facing these charges alone.
    5 points
  30. And it fits the definition of sedition, and seditious conspiracy, perfectly. I also agree that this didn't come close to what I'd call "levying war." No one's going to be charged with treason. Trying to overthrow the government is NOT an act of war. It is an act of insurrection. That one's not even close. Besides, for the worst provocateurs, you've got seditious conspiracy and felony murder. Felony murder is itself a death penalty offense. Might sound like we're being pedantic but this is law. Words have very specific legal meanings, and tests for wh
    5 points
  31. It was antifa. The left organized a false flag assault on the Capitol to disrupt the election that they already won. This is some real sixth dimensional chess, let me tell you. /s
    5 points
  32. Let's just be clear: said conviction was by the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission/Tribunal, established in 2007 in Malaysia by its former prime minister to unilaterally investigate alleged war crimes by any nation or party. This commission has no connection to the International Criminal Court and isn't recognized by the United Nations, and its verdicts have no standing under international law, being purely symbolic. I do believe that W truly thinks he acted for the greater good, and genuinely wanted to make life better for people in America and elsewhere in the world. I don't cons
    5 points
  33. Second Iraq War, perhaps, but the Afghan War was forced on him by 9/11...as was much of the Patriot Act. Even the 2nd Iraq War had *some* justification. I didn't like Jr, don't get me wrong, but.... Trump incited a movement that has a strong chance to turn into a full-on domestic terrorism movement. He targeted the core principles of democracy throughout. His irresponsible dismissal of the coronavirus from the start has probably cost a good 100,000 lives. The aftermath of his actions will extend DECADES...admittedly, in part because the roots have been there, but he's responsi
    5 points
  34. Meltdown in 3...2... Twitter permanently suspends President Donald Trump
    5 points
  35. The croutons are too big.
    5 points
  36. Players make their rolls and the GM makes their rolls. When I GM, if we have new players at the table, either new to roleplaying or new to the game system, then I usually have all rolls made on the table with each person rolling, including myself, explaining the roll and how I, or they, calculated it. If I am playing with experienced players or players that have gotten the hang of things, then I only ask the players for the results and as GM I do a lot of hidden rolls. I run a LOT of games that have mystery/investigative themes which means that there are events/rolls
    5 points
  37. Trump: "I want to see Biden in prison!" Biden (puzzled): "Why does Trump think I would visit him in prison?"
    5 points
  38. Tjack, I like that first line in your rant--I may steal it and modify it for my own purposes. That said--I actually think Stark publicly revealing himself to the world as Iron Man helped his company's stock rather than hurt it. Remember after he got back from Afghanistan how he announced Stark International would no longer build weapons--that would have depressed the share value, sending it perhaps not into a death spiral, but a steady decline. Announcing himself as the first publicly active superhero since Captain America would have, I think, sent the share value through the pro
    5 points
  39. I've seen WW. I've seen WW84. By my calculation there are at least 82 Wonder Woman movies I haven't seen
    5 points
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