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For some reason, because I liked Mountain Dew Baja Blast, I figured I'd give Sangarita Blast a try.  11 more cans until I can get back to drinking soda I like.  
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A little vodka will help that go down easier. 

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It's been a while since I shared the community here, and Dark Heresy 2nd Edition has had some really solid, as well as visually breathtaking, releases lately, so why not?

Join up, and discuss the 40K RPGs from Fantasy Flight games.  
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Political solutions seemed to be based on overreaction, like swatting a fly with a rocket launcher. Political discussion appears to be based on hyperbole, rephrasing arguements, creating staw men, and casting opponents into enemy camps. All or nothing.

Whenever I attempt to say, "I disagree with assertion A but not assertion B," I am much more likely to be thrown completely into the enemy camp rather than to see actual discussion develop around commonality.

This is not limited to one extreme of the political spectrum or the other, although everything seems to need to move to one pole or the other to be heard by anyone.

I don't know how to fix anything in this environment. My wife has said she had a professor that said we are not living in the Information Age, we are living through the Information Revolution. I think the novelty of finding so many other members of our own "tribe" is providing too much immediate gratification and overriding actual discussion and communication. 
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Happiness is a warm gun.

Just sayin'

Yes it is.

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Having a TPS Coversheet admonition kind of day.
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 I was going to say something about a banana in a tailpipe, but changed my mind.

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I think there are bits of a lot of different political philosophy that work just fine on their own, and there are bits that jerks and zealots can over emphasize to polarize and exploit people that want to belong to a given movement.

Because I don't want to demonize anyone that may feel that 75% of a philosophy is close enough to associate themselves with it, in broad terms, for example, I'm just going to throw this out there.

No matter how stringently you may want to interpret it, mandating vaccines for deadly and/or chronic diseases would seem to easily fall within "providing for the general welfare" and "providing for the common defense" of the country.

Not all threats to the population have to be people from other countries that want to kill us with weapons.  In fact, given that some weapons are actually biological agents that may be deadly and/or chronic diseases, this would seem to be all the more evident.

I guess what I'm saying is, if you want to argue for more or less government intervention, this probably isn't the hill you want to die on.
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Nothing very important, just an update on the lack of updates.  
It's been so long since I posted that I probably dropped my audience from 7.3 people down to 2.1.  For the 2.1 of you that may be left, I'm sorry it took so long to update the blog, but unfortunately January has been one Hell...
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Having a dog curled up and sleeping on you, all content, makes you feel like a better person for a while.  May not be true, but it makes you feel that way for a while at least.
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More importantly it makes the dog happy.

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So, according to Reign, France and Scotland were once populated by English folks?
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No, no. Forget accents. The real takeaway is that everywhere is populated by insanely HOT people. And peasants.
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What Warhammer 40000 RPG would you like to see run on air via hangout?

I'm looking to run a Warhammer 40K RPG game via hangout on air.  I would like Google+'s opinion on which one I should run.  While I'll be recruiting later, right now I'm just looking to see what people would be most interested in.

Thanks for your time, and apologies to anyone that already voted--if you wish to vote again, please do so.  

Voting will be open through Monday night, thanks for your time!
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Four hours left.  The stalemate cannot hold.  I'll be forced to resort to random number generation, and I don't think any of us want that.

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Just random thoughts about new Star Wars canon thus far, focusing on the books and new comics from Marvel.  And spoilers.  
It may come as no small surprise that I'm a Star Wars fan. No, seriously, quit laughing at me.  I know I say obvious stuff sometimes. Anyway, I've been keeping up with the new canon offerings from various sources, and there i...
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I think you're a little harsher than I would be on the comics, but right in general. I actually stopped reading the first DV issue to make sure I hadn't missed an issue of the main title, even though I knew I hadn't.

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I loved the Lando episode of Rebels. I mean, I like the show anyway, but this was exactly what I would have expected for a Lando episode.
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I am mainly looking to find local gamers to pass along my excess games to, but if anyone is interested in the US, we might be able to figure something out as well.  Thanks for your time and interest in advance!
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Thanks Jared! I appreciate it.
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If you are looking for me, then you have found the right Jared.  If not, I apologize for the confusion.  And for the  fact that there might be someone similar enough to be mistaken for me.
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