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This is great (thinking snippets for presentations)

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United Methodist building in DC, across from the Capitol
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This is pretty staggering. If there's such a thing as a 'best part' here: "Trump achieved something remarkable: He said something untrue, in public, every day for the first 40 days of his presidency"

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I am so pleasantly surprised by this turn of events, something I cynically assumed I would never see in my lifetime.

Leo Varadkar set to become Ireland's youngest prime minister - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40134140

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And now for some escapism...
And as we close out May, it is beyond time that we get back under the city streets of my Tekumel underworld map. The goal of this long-term project is to make a large set of maps that interconnect to produce something thematically similar to the original Jakallan Underworld map that M.A.R. Barker used in his Empire of the Petal Throne games.

This map is much simpler than most of the others in the set and is focused around the main sewer line and three temple connections. The lower constructions are obviously older and predate the sewers and sections of it were blocked off in the construction of the sewers while others appear to have collapsed or been filled in either around the same time or more likely in the years afterwards as they were ignored or built over.

The other temple understructures are either the connected understructures of two different temples (one reached by ladder on the left, one by spiral stairs on the upper middle) or perhaps understructures of the same large temple or a temple and adjoining clanhouse. The central temple understructures include a set of crypts, interesting in that most clans bury their dead at the necropolis or in the care of one of the temples of the gods of the dead.

This overview of how the various parts of the undercity connect has this map starting to dangle off from the main structures, something that I’ll be rectifying over the next few months as I tie this area in tighter with the rest of the structures. At present it only connects to map 1I via the sewers, and to the surface via the stairs and ladder in the temple understructures.

Map 1K will tighten up the structures significantly, connecting this map to map 1B as well as leading to an infill map that will fill in some of the empty space created between this map and 1A.

The blog post at https://rpgcharacters.wordpress.com/2017/05/30/my-private-jakalla-map-1j/ has the high resolution map both with and without grid, as well as the "connection map" showing all ten existing map sections interconnected.
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Great interview with Andrew Steer, World Resources Institute interview on Bloomberg after Trump withdrawal from Paris Agreement

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GOPplayer: "at last! After 8 years of whining about how the king was evil now I AM IN POWER! BWAHAHAA"
DM: "so what do you do?"
GOPplayer: "do?... Uhhh.... Can I skip my turn?"
#GOPDnD

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