Profile

Cover photo
Joe Kerr
111,932 views
AboutPosts+1'sReviews

Stream

Joe Kerr

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Yuri Shwedoff

Inspiration imagery for my upcoming Mutant Year Zero game.
1 comment on original post
2
Add a comment...

Joe Kerr

Shared publicly  - 
 
Please Share this Shop to those that love Dragon type jewelry. #dragon  
1
Add a comment...

Joe Kerr

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Thanks to everyone who's given us a shout out and shared what Atlas-antics they've been getting up to over the holidays. Gloom is apparently a popular way to boost your merriment to the next level. Special acknowledgement must be given to Twitter user @KakaLeta whose LEGO Gloom creations are total aces! http://ow.ly/i/85pKB http://ow.ly/i/85pKH
View original post
1
Add a comment...

Joe Kerr

Shared publicly  - 
 
Help. We are doing the Kidney Walk this September. We have to make a banner and have thoughts about doing a shirt. Team name is "Waters Wave" so we though a Kidney guy on surfboard riding a wave. Share if you have artistic friends that can help me sure up this design. Here are two tries that I did. http://donate.kidney.org/site/TR/Walk/Ohio?team_id=180513&pg=team&fr_id=6824
1
1
Add a comment...

Joe Kerr

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Kim Davis is what democracy looks like -- even if I disagree with her

To all my friends in flame wars over Kim Davis' decision to go to jail (and appeal) in her fight to not issue same sex marriage certs...

She's practicing civil disobedience.

She's on the wrong side of history on this one, and I disagree with what she is doing -- but she is part of an American tradition as much as northerners who refused to give up escaped slaves to be repatriated to the South where they would be returned to slavery because their religious beliefs lead them to be abolitionists.

I agree she should have been fired.  But I think she was made a martyr by the treatment the court gave her.  It's possible her position was elected and there was no mechanism to remove her from it, so they had to reprimand her by fining or jailing her -- I really haven't followed the case.  If that's the case, I hope they are changing the local laws to add a way to remove someone from office without this drama. (Sorry, I have to get up in the morning, too tired to research, someone will no doubt fill me in).

However, if she were acting on some other ethical basis of civil disobedience, you would be saying "This is what democracy looks like!"  She stood by her beliefs and took the punishment as it was laid down.  

I believe she is wrong.  But not every person who exercises civil disobedience and takes their licks is correct.  They should be treated with respect if they do so with nonviolence and take their hits for their team with dignity.  

And in fact, this IS what democracy looks like.  It is the basis for discussion of dissenting opinions that come from the top, just as many liberals and some subset of conservatives have been screaming and writhing in agony since Citizens United came down.  And these heated conversations are not about "Ha ha! we won!" but about the tempering and forging of new consensus opinions, and new memetic norms in the culture.  Eventually, another decision might come before the Supremes, and how these sorts of protests, or the protests against Citizens United, and the repercussions against either and the apathy about either ripple through the culture will influence how the next decision and the next will be decided in those areas.

This is how our society is set up to work.  This is a normal part of the process.  This woman is not a fool (necessarily) or wasting her or the government's time with her actions.

And if you can't see that, you need to really check your ideology reflectively, because it means your filters are causing you to miss information that is all around you in the culture, and your silos and information ghettos are really starting to pen you in.

Sorry.

We can not solve the big problems in today's society until we can start having more productive discussions across these silos.  And that means abandoning tribalism and comfort zones and football team cultural habits and politics, and learning to believe that people who we assume are idiots have reasons for doing what they do, even if those reasons don't fit our priorities for how we wish people made decisions.

If you don't understand another person's hierarchy of needs, where they come from from the inside out, you can't negotiate with them.  And if you can't negotiate with them, you can't ally with them.  And if you can't ally with them, you can both be manipulated by outside forces who want to keep you both weak while the outsider gathers power -- often by playing you off one another.  This is the fundamental basis of the modern politics of fear.  Pragmatically, we are set against our neighbors, against the people in the next income bracket, the church next door, the next shade of color, the next language, the next country, the next continent.

By hating out at each other you are complying with the forces in the culture that are grooming you as abuse victims to be manipulated at their will.  Stop letting them do it.  Stop entertaining one another with spite and snark, and use the energy you put into that, born of anxieties and fear and anger, into actually spending an hour or two daily making things better.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/06/politics/kim-davis-kentucky-clerk-same-sex-marriage/
Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who's refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, has appealed the contempt of court ruling that landed her in jail last week.
27 comments on original post
2
Paolo Greco's profile photo
 
Yeah. I pretty much agree. She can't be fired because it's an elected position, so the judge (a christian) had to publish her. 
Add a comment...

Joe Kerr

Shared publicly  - 
 
Today is Space Bat Day.  A day to honor your dreams like a little bat that wanted to go to space. 
March 15th is "Space Bat" day, a day to honor your big dream and do something to work toward making...
1
Add a comment...

Joe Kerr

Shared publicly  - 
1
1
Charles Hayes's profile photo
 
Which one is you?
Add a comment...

Joe Kerr

Shared publicly  - 
 
Great price for a Good looking Bracelet. Check out her store.
1
Add a comment...

Joe Kerr

Shared publicly  - 
 
My family and I are walking tomorrow in the National Kidney Walk. Please consider donating if you can and share.  Thank you.

Every single donation makes a difference in the lives of our local kidney patients. Because of YOU and your hard work in fundraising for the Kidney Walk, so many people will be helped and supported here in Central OH. 

$5,000: Screens over 200 people for kidney disease risk factors
$2,500: Educates over 60 doctors on the latest research and care
$1,000: Informs 40 people of kidney disease prevention and healthy lifestyle choices through community-based education seminars
$500: Informs 40 people of the latest research through seminars
$250: Empowers 10 people to choose the best treatment option for kidney failure
$100: Empowers 4 people to choose the best treatment option for kidney failure
$25: Helps one patient through our helplines 

Thank you for helping us fight back against kidney disease!
http://donate.kidney.org/goto/WatersWave
1
Add a comment...

Joe Kerr

Shared publicly  - 
 
This is so awesome. Makes me want to play Deadlands.
3
Add a comment...
Story
Tagline
Breaking the fourth wall doesn't require a strength check.
Introduction
Never take me seriously. Ever. I mean even if I make an agreeably valid point, DON'T TAKE IT SERIOUSLY REGARDLESS. That is vicious lie candy and it's deliciousness is DECEITFUL AND WRONG.

Put me in Circles about:

Comedy, Comics, Sci-fi, renaissance festivals, geek culture, computer gaming, MMO games, simulation games, tabletop/Pen-and-paper/board games, Blue Jackets Hockey, or use of social media tools.

You may not want to put me in circles that talk about religion, politics,or social issues unless you want to have to deal with a ton of repeat question about you statement and beliefs.   

Don't put me in Circles exclusively about: reality television, televised court trials, celebrity gossip. I'm not saying I'll never touch on any of these, but if you're going to put me in one circle, I think there are others that represent me better.

If you put me in a circle, I tend to add you to my "added me circle". You then get all my updates. If you prefer, You may request to be added to the following circles:

Gaming, Comedy/comics.
Bragging rights
The Voice of the Universe
Links
YouTube
Basic Information
Other names
The Voice of the Universe
Joe Kerr's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
DDXP 2012: “Charting the Course: An Edition for All Editions” and “New P...
critical-hits.com

This past weekend was DDXP, and since this the new edition of D&D was announced recently, this was both the first chance the public woul

Atlas Shrugged Part 2 - Official Movie Site
www.atlasshruggedpart2.com

Official Atlas Shrugged Part 2 Movie Web Site.

Chaostle turns dungeon crawling into a bloody, competitive brawl
arstechnica.com

Chaostle is an easy-to-learn board game where you must race your characters to the center of the board. The catch? To become more p

DVICE: If a Dreamcast 2 was ever made, it'd look like this
dvice.com

Sure, we scoff at the idea of triangular gadgets, but in an alternate universe, every iPhone, Xbox, PlayStation and Android would have three

BBspot - BBlog
www.bbspot.com

BBspot. Home; About; BBlog; BBshop; Archives; Reviews. Search BBspot: LEGO Chalkpainting. Movie Posters. Me Want. Tall Buildings. Video Game

GDC 2012, Day 2
feedproxy.google.com

Designing Games for Game Designers Stone Librande is creative director at EA/Maxis, and on the w...

Star Wars Cupcake Stencil Set | Gadgets
www.7gadgets.com

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a Jedi master chef used the Force to create dynamic kitchen gear known as cupcake stencils. Thes

The Last Starfighter
davedrawscomics.blogspot.com

Wednesday, June 13, 2012. The Last Starfighter. A scene from that classic film, done as a Marvel comic cover of the era. Posted by DaveWacht

Underworld Awakening Movie : Teaser Trailer
teaser-trailer.com

Recent Comments: Hobbit – Fili and Kili (1). Jimmy Goldberg: WTF?! where are the beards? these... Pirates of the Caribbean 5 (5). David: I d

Google+ Cheat Sheet
www.buzzfeed.com

Google+ Cheat Sheet: Let's face it. When it comes to Google+ we're all noobs. So Simon Lausten has created this cheat sheet of helpful tips.

Bill Engvall gets serious on TNT’s ‘HawthoRNe’ — EXCLUSIVE | EW.com
insidetv.ew.com

Blue Collar Comedy star Bill Engvall has landed a guest role on TNT’s summer drama series HawthoRNe that’s going to show a more serious side

We pick-up pizza from there at least once a week. My favorite is Chicken and Bacon. The owners have always been nice and the food have been excellent. Best pizza place in the area.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
1 review
Map
Map
Map