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The new google maps: slower and more confusing than ever before!
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Is anybody else familiar with CGC?
 
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Anyone know of a #mini  I could use as an #Obsidiman  in #Earthdawn ?  I've even looked at some of the minis from other systems, looking at Earth Elementals and the like, and I can't find anything I really like.
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So now the question becomes, where can I find the Chainmail Stonechild mini?  It's more than 10 years discontinued from a system nobody plays anymore.  The Chainmail version is so much more boss than the modern dragoneye one.
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So I've had lots of folks add me to their circles recently, which is pretty cool.  I don't post "publicly" very much though, as I know there's lots of things I think are interesting that not everybody does.

If you're not already in the circle(s) you want to be in, give them a +1 below to tell me what you're interested in.
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Why is it I haven't been able to get away from "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" for two years, no matter how hard I try, but nobody told me about the awesomeness of "Bunraku?" Is it because there's no Michael Cera to appeal to 12-year old girls?
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RIP Andy.
 
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So anyone familiar with #CGC?  I'm interested in the idea of building Christian community in traditional nerd spaces, as well as building nerd community in Christian spaces.
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There was a joke going around a while back about #Firefly  that had a photoshopped #Amazon  listing with a bunch of seasons available, implying the cast all came back and the show carried on for years and year.  It was a pretty good photoshop, but now I can't find it.  Does anybody have a link? #Serenity   #JossWhedon   #NathanFillion  
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There was a joke going around a while back about #Firefly  that had a photoshopped #Amazon  listing with a bunch of seasons available, implying the cast all came back and the show carried on for years and year.  It was a pretty good photoshop, but now I can't find it.  Does anybody have a link?   #Serenity   #JossWhedon   #NathanFillion  
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Anybody know where I can find a good #Obsidiman   #miniature  for my #Earthdawn  campaign?  The closest thing I can find are some stone giants for #dungeonsanddragons , but Obsidiman are medium-sized creatures.  Ugh.   #nerdworldproblems  
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So here's the first one of these I've ever tried making.  Trying to figure out if it'll come up as an animated .gif in the Newsfeed.
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I see the animation. Well done!
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Please, let this be the year we start DISCUSSING politics, instead of just arguing.
 
You Can't Fit People Into A Box: Mis Understanding

"Understanding does not cure evil, but it is a definite help, inasmuch as one can cope with a comprehensible darkness." ~Carl Jung

I'm astonished and dreadfully disappointed by some of my experiences as of late regarding politics. This past year I've had many conversations with liberals, conservatives, independents, etc. and it saddens me when people identify one party of voters with one stereotypical mold. It's also very unhealthy.

This concept that a Republican is "x-person" or that a Democrat is "x-person" only leads to shut the door to conversation or understanding before it's even open. The generalizations and unfair stereotypes are unhealthy, counterproductive and irresponsible, in my opinion. 

We shouldn't be telling people what they are n't, rather we should be asking them "why?" (not by challenging them, but by attempting to understand) and encouraging dialogue and collaboration to resolve common sense problems first. Life's far too short to be destructive and hateful. 

In the past two weeks I can't tell you how many people wrongly assumed my political affiliation, then proceeded to characterize me and ask me about the stereotypical positions and learn that I didn't fit their mold. (I also experienced this at two of the recent elections as I entered the polling station - and suffice it to say, the moments were rather awkward and surprising.)

I believe it's important that we challenge our own political beliefs - as things, habitats, communities, perspectives and people change over time. Yes, we should be comfortable with the party we support, but we shouldn't be afraid to open our selves to discussion (including those introspective conversations we all have :) and examine issues from other perspectives. This doesn't mean that we change our political beliefs or "flip-flop" or disprove ourselves - it just means we should embrace thinking and conversation relative to what's important to us.

But the judging is unnecessary, counterproductive and could prove to be hurtful to others. I believe we should be toning down the rhetoric and the hate on both sides. Politics have the power to invoke emotion, but we shouldn't make it so personal. Name calling, belittling, maliciously lying and belittling doesn't help either.

To a better tomorrow. One thought, one word, one comment, one friend at a time. This November will be interesting....

(Photo source: http://piccsy.com/2011/08/paula-scher-usa-acrylic-on-canvas-2007/)

#Politics   #Climate   #USA   #UnitedStates
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bwahahaha!
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