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Eclipse Phase: Transhumanity's Fate playtest kit, v2, is up! This link will take you to a download + forum thread. We've included Delphinium One, the Fate adventure from Gen Con 2015 for quick start. #fatecore   /copilot +Ryan Macklin 
The playtest is now live! We've included Delphinium One, the Fate adventure from Gen Con 2015, to get you started quick! Linky-link: http://eclipsephase.com/downloads/EPFate_Sept2015_Playtest.zip. —. J A C K G R A H A M :: Hooray for Earth! http://lonesomerobot.com :: twitter @jackgraham ...
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Risk of work-associated death for police, all causes: 12 per 100,000 per year. 

Risk of homicide, African-Americans: 19 per 100,000 per year. 

In other words, it is literally more dangerous to be black in America than to be a police officer. Both death rates are falling. Death rates among police officers are falling faster. 
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Important Distinctions re: "anarcho-capitalism"

'[W]hile there is a wide range of views among anarcho-capitalists, most tend to accept or outright promote some of the worst ills of capitalism as part of anarcho-capitalism. As a few examples: 1) anarcho-capitalism often encourages disproportionately business-centric rather than people-centric understandings of what economic freedom means and why it’s good; 2) it often constrains the imagination about what a free society might look like, to a really damaging extent; 3) it encourages some wildly false and blinding beliefs about the origins of statist control; 4) it systematically tends to recommend thinner rather than thicker conceptions of liberty, and so has been closely connected with a toxic cultural conservatism and defensiveness about many forms of status-quo social privilege; and 5) it has typically involved a dangerous and deliberate indifference to the effects that highly concentrated or class-stratified patterns of ownership, management, and access to social or economic capital, can have in damaging and deforming market dynamics.'
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'But, all that said, I’m not at all interested in issuing dogmatic definitions to the effect that “anarcho-capitalists” cannot possibly count as genuine anarchists. I think that they are often wrong and inconsistent. I also think that many anti-capitalist anarchists are wrong and inconsistent. Moreover, I think that there are anarcho-capitalists who have done good and important work which it’s worthwhile for other anarchists to study — both work about anarchist history and work in contemporary anarchist theory. I think this work, even when it’s deeply mistaken, is worth taking the time to study with care and with a good-faith effort at charitable understanding.'
As you may know, I’ve got some opinions about capitalism, and about the idea of “anarcho-capitalism.” I think that anarcho-capitalism is an incoherent goal, and in some ways destructive in practice. Not because I’ve got a problem with property, money, competition or market exchange, but because I think the conflation of these market forms with...
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Looking for 1-2 folks to join a game playtest on Saturday the 29th from 1 to 5ish.
It's a fantasy game about finding, understanding, and securing great artifacts.
The characters use the people in their network and the tools at their disposal to try to get more, while trying to avoid the dangers of treasure-hunting and other would-be treasure-hunters.
The players use Paizo/Gamemastery Face & Item cards to represent the above, and use cards from a Storyteller Cards deck for exploration and all manners of conflict. (Suits, numbers, and the swords/shields/scrolls are all put to use).
Let me know if you are interested!
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I'm out. Too much work. Sorry!
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An incredible tribute to lives lost at the hands of state-sanctioned violence. Janelle Monae and the Wondaland Squad insist that we #SayHerName #SayHisName
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KMFDM!
I'm going tomorrow!
And, believe it or not, this will actually be my first time.
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Wanna borrow my KMFMS shirt? 😀
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You have a right to express yourself however you want.
You do not have a right to be shielded from the social repercussions of expressing yourself.
You do not have a right to force other people to host your expressions.

(Or, as others have historically said it: "your rights end where someone else's begin.")
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Apocalypse Engine Bundle of Holding
Lotsa goodies in there.
https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Apocalypse
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While it was great to see the puppies rejected at the Hugos, I am very sad for the authors who were shoved aside by their slate. Here are links to the top non-puppy nominees for Best Short Story. If you enjoy them, write a fan letter: those happy echoes from the void are the second best thing an author can receive.

Jackalope Wives, by Ursula Vernon: http://www.apex-magazine.com/jackalope-wives/

The Breath of War, by Aliette de Bodard: http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/stories/the-breath-of-war/

The Truth About Owls, by Amal El-Mohtar: http://www.strangehorizons.com/2015/20150126/1owls-f.shtml

When it Ends, He Catches Her, by Eugie Foster: http://dailysciencefiction.com/fantasy/fairy-tales/eugie-foster/when-it-ends-he-catches-her

A Kiss With Teeth, by Max Gladstone: http://www.tor.com/2014/10/29/a-kiss-with-teeth-max-gladstone/

Also, here are two stories that were withdrawn from Hugo consideration by their authors after appearing on the puppy slate:

Goodnight Stars, by Annie Bellet: http://www.johnjosephadams.com/apocalypse-triptych/free-reads/goodnight-stars-annie-bellet/

Tuesdays with Molakesh the Destroyer, by Megan Grey: http://www.firesidefiction.com/issue19/chapter/tuesdays-with-molakesh-the-destroyer/

All the Hugo data can be found here, if you'd like to check out the other categories the puppies vandalized: http://www.thehugoawards.org/content/pdf/2015HugoStatistics.pdf
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Although we're used to seeing polar bears inhabiting snowy, icy landscapes during the winter, we rarely think about these majestic beasts in any other environments as the seasons change. As summer rolls around, though, it can be amazing to see the kind of shenanigans the furry creatures get themselves into. Polar bears in Northern Canada's Hudson Bay can be found playing in gorgeous flower fields, munching on freshly caught fish, and hunting belu...
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To pithily sum up my philosophical and political beliefs: “work to abolish all punching, but when punching is currently unavoidable, punch up, not down"

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