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Some immortals wear skis.

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If you haven't seen or read the speech, you really should. It compares favorably with the Berlin speeches of Kennedy and Reagan.

As I said in the post and elsewhere, it's stunning to me how in the space of only a year, this braggadocios businessman and often rude and coarse candidate has transformed himself into the eloquent leader of what's left of the forces of Christian civilization.

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So, at least one of you noticed an error in the previous post. Here's (hopefully) the last word on this issue.

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Gaming "journalist" Cecilia D'Anastasio keeps getting the history of early D&D wrong. Not wrong in terms of quasi-subjective or normative claims - whether D&D was sexist - but wrong in terms of what the rules actually say. No, in 1970's D&D - OD&D, Basic or AD&D - female characters did not have their strength capped at 14...

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This gaming "journalist" has absolutely no idea what she is talking about.

"Part of why this flew [misogyny in early D&D art] was because, in its very ruleset, D&D assumed a mostly-male audience. In the mid-70s, that ruleset faced accusations of chauvinism when it became clear that women characters’ strength was capped four points lower than men’s. It compensated with the 'Beauty' attribute, a substitute for 'Charisma.'”

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But if even the police are leaving, how, to use the language of Pope Francis, will people now be able to make a "personal encounter" with migrants?

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In 1995, the head of TSR, Lorraine Williams, took the opportunity to diss her former boss to two FBI agents as part of the Unabomber investigation. It's a wonder they didn't immediately send a SWAT team to his house in Lake Geneva:

"[Redacted] advised that GYGAX spent his money frivolously. GYGAX was involved in an unpleasant divorce and [Redacted] further advised that GYGAX was a drug abuser...[Redacted] considers GYGAX to be eccentric and frightening. He is known to carry a weapon and was proud of his record of personally answering any letter coming from a prison. GYGAX set up a holding company in Liberia to avoid paying taxes. He is known to be a member of the Libertarian Party.

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Gary Gygax was never a suspect in the Unabomber investigation, but in 1995, someone at TSR tried hard to make him look like one.

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Utica, New York is now at least 25% Muslim. This is an incredibly sad account of the transformation of a working- and middle-class largely Catholic community into an Islamic outpost.

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The "climate of hate and violence" that we are constantly being told has arisen due to the election of Donald Trump is very real. It's a climate of hate and violence against Trump and his supporters.
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