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My face-to-face group played The Final Girl in the style of a extraction mission gone wrong. It was amazing. Everyone had codenames, their quirks and skills came easily. The introductory scenes were just effortless. In the heart of the mission, playing the cards held so much suspense.

Highly recommend the scenario.
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+Jason Cordova​ And to be fair to the Final Girl, in the purest source material (80s slashers) pretty often nobody has any idea some high bad's happening at all until the actual final girl.

Also: I saw Green Room last night and that would make an awesome playthrough of Final Girl.
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Real news article, plus my opinion here. This makes sense to me. Intelligence services point to foreign interference, but their records are sealed. Were I an elector, I'd want to see their findings.
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"... 88% of African-Americans and 65% of Latinos voted for Clinton. That Clinton lost the election is further evidence that the electoral college system is itself bogged down in identity politics, given its bias towards white voters, with one vote in the white rural states worth as much as three votes in states such as California with racially diverse big cities."
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This is a damn shame. Come on, Obama and Congress, hear their plight.
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Pretty intense double-speak.
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We laugh to that we don't scream and tear our skin off.
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Rogue One ... O_O
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"It is obvious that [the electoral college exercising its power to choose] would be a terrible situation. It is not obvious that this is a worse situation than the one we already face."
 
Thoughtful editorial. I think we are screwed no matter what.


It would be a highly unusual move, but that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily a bad idea.
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My face-to-face group played Fiasco's Rat Patrol scenario tonight. These weren't metaphorical rats either, we played escaped lab rats a la Rats of NIMH. We had a good time with several scenes in the forest, in the nearby mall, and several flashbacks to the facility.

The crowning moment of stupidity was when a rat convinced the others that we needed to set up a blog. To set up a blog we needed to steal a phone. To steal a phone, we needed to break into a Sprint store. We ended up burning down the mall the Sprint store was in.
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Before you ask, of course it was my rat who decided we needed to create a blog. The rest of the players ensured that it turned into a complete Fiasco.
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ABOUT TIME!
 
US Senator Cory Booker on Friday called on the Department of Justice to investigate reports of what he said were inappropriate police tactics at the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota.

In addition to the use of police dogs, rubber bullets, and tear gas — which have been deployed against protesters for the past several months — law enforcement has recently begun to use water cannon on demonstrators who oppose the construction of the 1,172-mile long pipeline, an especially controversial measure given the colder temperatures in North Dakota.

(Related articles can also be found in Environment collection; I'll reshare this.)
The US senator from New Jersey also wants the Justice Department to send federal authorities to the protest site to ensure demonstrators can exercise their First Amendment rights.
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A Brazilian Army Captain by the name of Willian Pina Botelho used the dating app Tinder to identify members of dissident movements and quash their efforts.

Through one of the women he met, Botelho was able to identify 21 protesters who were subsequently arrested on his say-so and held without a hearing or access to attorneys.

Fortunately, a judge discovered what was going on and ordered their release, condemning their arrests. This could have played out very differently had the justice system been in line with efforts to suppress dissidents.

Such risks should not be ignored.
Brazilian domestic spies use Tinder to infiltrate protest movements
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  • DonQuiSoft
    Senior Software Developer, 2015 - 2016
  • BD - Becton Dickinson
    Senior Software Engineer, 2011 - 2015
  • Transportation Management Solutions
    Software Engineer, 2007 - 2011
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    Founder, Lead Developer, 2016 - present
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I code.
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    Computer Science, 2002 - 2006
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