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If you are a man, you are wrong and must be silenced.

It's a good thing "sexism" means whatever the left wants it to mean, otherwise these Social Justice Gangsters would have some 'splainin to do.
 
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Administrators said the decision puts them "on the right side of history."
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I'm in a couple of Open Source and Public Domain Superheroes groups on Facebook, and sometimes people posts websites with their own creations on. (Most of them just make posts to Facebook instead of storing them on the web where they're easy to search and access. More's the pity.)

Anyway, here's one from this guy...
"Socialist, student of mysticism, LBGT and feminist ally. Way into writing anarchist sci-fi and fantasy adventures! Love creating open source characters. Physically located in Tennessee, spiritually on New Genesis."

So close, yet so far away...
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Maximum greebliness! What gorgeous detail on the thrusters and superstructure.
 
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The Language Creation Society has filed an amicus brief challenging Paramount's claim of copyright over the Klingon language in its lawsuit against Axanar, a fan-produced film set in the Star Trek universe.
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""Hoch jaghpu'Daj HoHbogh SuvwI' yIvup" ("Pity the warrior who kills all his enemies.")"
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In the next instant, the wall vanished amidst a cloud of sizzling fragments and a pressure wave that hurtled the three prisoners and their captors across the room. Meteora rolled onto her bloody elbows, her breath escaping with a groan. The world was all fire and smoke. She turned toward Ephemera and Skyman, shouting to them, though she couldn’t hear her own voice. Ephemera stirred vaguely, blood running down her forehead, but still alive. Skyman’s feet scrambled for purchase on the pulverized masonry that covered the floor. His elbows flew into the head of one of the rising guards, denting his faceplate and snapping his head back like a Pez dispenser. Another PATH soldier tackled him, starting a wrestling match for one of the dropped carbines. It was a match that the shackled Skyman would have lost if not for the sextet of half-inch bullet holes that opened up across his opponent’s back.

It was the report of those gunshots that finally broke through the dull, senseless clamor in Meteora’s ears. She ducked instinctively and turned in the direction of the gunfire, where a gargantuan figure on four legs clopped through the smoke, surrounded by an eerie, pale yellow glow. Meteora involuntarily gasped at this new horror: a skeletal horse, its rib cage and leg bones visible in fluorescent outline, like a rotting carcass in the light of the moon. The beast was ridden by a cloaked man with a grimacing white face and red hot coals for eyes burning beneath his wide-brimmed hat. In one glowing, skeletal hand he held the horse’s reins, and in the other was a rifle with a thick barrel shroud and smoke trailing from the muzzle. The phantasm trotted to and fro, the rifle barking its death sentence into the thrashing bodies of the PATH guards scattered around the ruined bunker.

In a panic, Meteora threw up her hands and shouted surrender. It was only then that rider’s dancing, coal-flame eyes settled on her and his bone-white brow seemed to crease in thought. He pointed the muzzle at the floor without sweeping her.

Suddenly, two more spectral cavaliers galloped to his side, only half visible through the breach in the wall. The first rider turned and cried out to them, in a voice as deep and cold as the grave: “Hellspite! Bring down that watchtower! Hotspur! Scour the gatehouse and leave no man fit to carry arms! And you three…” He pointed a bony finger toward the captives. “..come with me if you want to live.”

#ChallengerFoundation   #FromMagoniaWithLove   #superheroes   #DrSynRidesAgain   +Ascension Epoch 
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"Come with me if you want to live."  -T100 to John Conner. 
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As I'm writing 'From Magonia, with Love', I realized that I mentioned that England and Spain were at war in the last few pages of 'Copper Knights and Granite Men.'

Since this story takes place largely in and above England, that's a wrinkle that will change the story quite a bit. 

Now, instead of a mad storm giant running an off-the-books black project to re-open communications with Magonia, I'm thinking the whole English government is backing this, and has been for a long time. Having an ally in an other-dimensional realm that is known for its air pirates and weather controlling wizards would be a powerful force multiplier in a war against other powers.

But Spain is already losing the war, and badly. So there needs to be a counterbalance that would threaten England (and I do mean England, since Scotland, Wales, and Ireland are all independent). The two obvious possibilities are:
1. France and the Compact Francophonie
2. The Empire of Brazil and Portugal

But Brazil is already involved in war with Argentina (as shown in 'House of Refuge'), so I think the French are a more likely opponent. Since they fought each other as part of the Pacific War/Pan-American War in the '70s, they probably still have a lot to work out.

Thoughts?
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+JE Carter, II The air pirates of Magonia essentially fill that role here. I like your point about the mutual admiration between the generals and admirals of the various countries, and it gives me the idea that there would be some potentially powerful allies within the English military and intelligence that would not be happy with the decision to ally with inhuman reavers against honorable foes. 
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When one runs across articles like this, one knows the world is beginning to wake up. 

Spain's economic results during their period of paralyzed government have been miraculous.  Maybe the state is the problem after all :)

http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/04/why-the-spanish-may-be-better-off-without-a-government/
On 26 October last year, the Spanish government shut up shop in preparation for a general election. This duly took…
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+Zephyr López Cervilla​ do you have any thoughts on this since you're on the ground? 
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I just met a woman named Patti in the Wal-Mart parking lot. She is travelling across the country to be with her son, Jeremy, who has had problems with drugs and has checked himself into rehab. Please say a prayer for both of them.
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+Kiki Moon You can't even what?
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I forgot to announce this last week with all of the preparation for the Great Philadelphia Comic Con, but our book After Dark is now available for free to Liberty.Me members. 

If you haven't read it, now's your chance. If you have read it, please leave a review, and then go on to pick up the sequel, The Dismal Tide, available on Amazon (http://amzn.to/1Tz88CR) and other fine retailers.
When he was five, Sebastian Pereira watched the Target beat up a bank robber. Ever since then, he’s wanted to be a superhero. Now a teenager, he’s chasing the dream. As the water-controlling psychic vigilante Torrent, he prowls the streets of Pittsburgh, doing his best to right wrongs and keep his double life a secret. But life in the mask brings more challenges than he anticipated, and even dual superpowers aren’t always enough. Besides facing d...
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+Jordan Johnson It's a paid libertarian social networking/publishing site started by Jeffrey Tucker
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I love writing fiction as well as the finer aspects of world building. I am currently working a fictional shared universe for superhero and action/adventure stories called Ascension Epoch. So far, I have published four book set in this universe:

I am also interested in liberty based on a concept of natural rights and simple respect for human dignity, disgusted by the collapse of western civilization into tyranny, bankruptcy (moral as well as financial), and degeneracy. I am a pro-family, pro-life, Catholic, free market anarchist who knows a lot of things are very, very wrong and feels frustrated at knowing that I can do little to fix them immediately.

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