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Mark Krawec
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IT guy, translator, tabletop RPG nut, cat coddler, horse attendant, martial arts enthusiast with two left feet of fury
IT guy, translator, tabletop RPG nut, cat coddler, horse attendant, martial arts enthusiast with two left feet of fury

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Among the standing stones at Carnac, Brittany, France, circa 1880. Nothing "Cthulhu by Gaslight" about that at all, nope.
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Fast forward to about 30:00 for the bit about the guy who came all the way from the Alps to the monument & got riddled with arrows for his efforts - right around the very end of the Stone Age.

What I'm wondering is, had he come to visit it on purpose, or did he stumble across Summat Outsiders En't Supposed to See?

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Sand in the gears. Resistance doesn't have to be a dramatic act. Small acts taken by thousands have big effects.

Thread from Tor Ekeland:

My dad was tortured by the Gestapo for 4 days and thrown in a concentration camp for being in the Norwegian Resistance. Growing up, he would tell me things he learned in the Resistance. I thought, I'm never going to need this stuff. Here's some things of those things #Thread

First, you're never going to win a head on battle with an adversary that's got you outgunned. That's not the point of the Resistance. The point is to create friction, make it hard for your adversary to operate, to increase transaction costs.

Second, resistance doesn't have to be a dramatic act. It can be a small act, like losing a sheet of paper, taking your time processing something, not serving someone in a restaurant. Small acts taken by thousands have big effects.

Third, use your privilege and access if you've got it. He and his buddies stole weapons from the Nazis by driving up with a truck to the weapons depot, speaking German, acting like it was a routine pick up, and driving away.

Fourth, and this is part of the third point really, sometimes the best way to do things is right out in the open. Because no one will believe something like what you're doing would be happening so blatantly. All good Social Engineers know this.

Five, bide your time. But be ready for opportunity when it strikes. Again, your action need not be dramatic. Just a little sand in the gears helps.

Six, and this is a no brainer, operate in cells to limit damage to the resistance should they take you out. Limit the circulation of info to your cell, avoid writing things down and . . .

Seven, be very careful with whom you trust. Snitches and compromised individuals are everywhere. My Dad was arrested because of a snitch. His friends weren't so lucky, the Gestapo machine gunned the cabin they were in without bothering to try and arrest them.

Eight, use the skills you have to contribute. Dad was an electrical engineer. When the Nazis imposed the death penalty for owning a radio (the British sent coded messages to the Resistance after BBC shows) he said he became the most popular guy in town.

But everything's cool and we're not going to need to engage in any of this. We don't have a President who openly admires and coddles dictators while trashing our democratic allies. Our President has read the Constitution he's taken an oath to uphold, and so have his followers.

https://twitter.com/TorEkelandPC/status/1011002957406588928
Unrolled here: https://twitter.com/TorEkelandPC/status/1011002957406588928
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Reporter on Putin's hit list faked his own death to help the security services catch the guy who was hired to kill him.

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So. It has come to my attention that this pic of Sir Christopher was taken in 1944, during the liberation of Rome. More specifically it was taken at the Vatican.

You don't send Christopher Lee to free the Vatican unless he's the leader of a squad of player characters hunting down Nazi occultists who have got their filthy mitts on some pretty powerful relics. You just don't.
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Stereoscope photo of a zeppelin coming to airlift Investigators away from the Great Pyramid at Giza. Or possibly to bombard the eldritch horror inside with naphtha & Crooks tube rays.
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An annual ritual that's still being performed despite no one knowing where it came from or what it's for? What could possibly go wrong?

My favorite part of the article: “On il continente [mainland Italy], the Carnival is light-hearted, but here it is full of suffering and mystery. It’s a part of us. I can’t explain it.”
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