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The zeal of Bernie Sanders supporters is a mystery to many people, especially those who cringe at the word "socialist."
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Corporate speak illustrated: 
Corporatese: "We synergize value-add opportunities through material input streams."
English: "I have your cake and eat it, too."
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Capitalist corporate synergy illustrated.

Welcome to Outback, a subsidiary of Darden Foods and Health Care. Here's your pager. We'll call you three times, once to ask what you're planning to have, a second time when we're ready to arrange prepayment, and the third time when your table is almost ready and then we'll spring an unexpected fourth call where we move you to a different part of the restaurant and inject you full of creamery butter. In the meantime, if you'll just fill out these forms including authorization to pull your credit rating, and have three forms of picture ID for us when you bring these back to the hostess stand.

The good news is that your meal has fulfilled your deductible. The bad news is that your HMO doesn't feel that dessert is a required course.
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He has called for-profit prisons "morally repugnant and a national tragedy."
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Good idea. Is this racial justice reform package solely about blacks (the way the articles make it sound) or is it about more than that? It seems to me poverty is about more than race, and voting rights are definitely about more than that. I guess what I'm wondering is if these things are steps toward a more comprehensive overall social justice platform. 
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If you aren't a history buff and a role-playing game afficionado, you probably haven't heard of Jon Peterson. Jon is one of the leading historians of tabletop gaming, and his 700 page "Playing at the World" is one of the seminal works on the subject. Jon has recently uncovered evidence that may lead us to re-think the development of role-playing games in general, and specifically the events that led to Dungeons and Dragons. Leonard Patt, we apparently owe you a debt of thanks.
It's widely known that 'Dungeons & Dragons,' created by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, was the successor of Gygax and Jeff Perren's earlier work titled 'Chainmail.' But this week an interesting find was shared by wargame historian Jon Peterson over on his blog, 'Playing at the World,' and it's definitely a bit of disruptive news... Continue reading →
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"Gary Gygax has something of a reputation for adapting and expanding on the work of the gaming community without always attributing his original sources."

Yep, just ask Dave Arneson. In good news though, apparently Mr. Patt has been found still alive three days ago according to the comments section. Jon Peterson is talking to him. 
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So, Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade is a new game in Closed Alpha available for Early Access on Steam. Currently, it's a first person team shooter with several Founders options available until Jan. 25th if you want to get in early. It's fun, it's going to add XP based talent trees, additional factions (all WH40k factions are planned for eventual release), and PvE play against Tyrannids. If you wanted to check it out and help me out, there's a referral code you could use: EC-G9Y6ZUM2E9U1Z
Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade – the first massive online 40k shooter, with massive battles, vehicles, clans, customization, and territorial conquest.
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Watching the last episode of Supergirl on CBS made me realize something about the movie "Man of Steel," something that makes it ... well, I don't like it any better, but I can at least think of it differently.

"Man of Steel" is dominated by muted or dark color palettes. The Clark Kent of the movie is deeply flawed, separates himself from society, fears what he is, and doesn't give nearly the care to civilian casualties as does the more classic Superman we've come to know. This Man of Steel is damaged, angry, and nearly hopeless, managing to win in the end through brutality rather than through his wits or any real heroism. I submit then that "Man of Steel" represents a dream of being Superman, and the dreamer is Bizarro.
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So apparently the best way to get people engaged in their local government is to offend their religious sensibilities? Gee, who knew? (Aside from any number of pagans, plus the Church of Satan, the Temple of Set, and the Satanic Temple, I mean.)   #TST  
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There really isn't any other or better answer to give. People who deny the scientific consensus that the drastic climate changes we see today aren't influenced and even mostly caused by human activity are simply wrong. Their ignorance isn't worth as much as the overwhelming evidence in favor of human-driven climate change. Policy cannot and must not be driven by ignorance, wilful or not. 
Bernie Sanders shut down a teenage girl who questioned the science of climate change Thursday morning, to the delight of her classmates.
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Okay, comic geeks: you have two seconds to tell me what's wrong with this picture. Go.
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I'll admit it took me a while, but I was focused on the clothing itself, not the ad.
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Every weekday, I'm reminded how angry I remain at a certain Big Red Conglomerate for utterly ruining what was a great place to work. Big corporations are like organisms, yes; specifically, they're like locust swarms. They must rapaciously eat everything around to survive, only a corporation doesn't have a waxing/waning cycle that makes that long-term sustainable.
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I have had an odd stirring this evening. I feel like taking my video camera to record readings of classical poetry and prose, things like Dante's Divine Comedy, Plato's Timaeus, and the epics of Homer and Ovid, or at least English translations that are in the public domain. I'd publish them on my YouTube channel, which I haven't updated in months due to lack of drive and ambition. I may do this, I may not; if there's any desire to hear this, let me know. Might encourage me to secure a Round Tuit to spend on the project.
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