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Bag of the Beholder?


Before anyone gets their shorts in a bind over who made the Attorney General the decider of whether a legislative/executive action is Constitutional or not before acting on said action...well, it was the American people:

From the Oath of Office (that the AG takes on assuming the position): "...I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter..."
5 U.S. Code § 3331 - Oath of office

To be able to support, defend and faithfully execute the Constitution, the oath bearer must make the determination whether the action is legal prior to taking the action. It's not Constitutional just because the President or Congress makes it a law.

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This pretty much wraps up the complete ridiculousness of the Trump administration. Please, all the good people out there that are still supporting Trump, stop.

Everyone is laughing at this administration. This man and the people he appointed are so out of touch with the rest of the world (read: anyone not a billionaire), so incompetent with their ability to govern, they are self-fulfilling their desire to make the government run worse.

“Secretary Kelly made clear in his announcement Wednesday that this phone line is to be dedicated for the use of victims seeking information and resources,”

We were TOLD what it was to be used for....this is the disdain this administration has for the public. They only know how to talk down to us.

“All crime is terrible, but these victims are unique—and too often ignored,”

Have these forgotten victims lost the ability to call 911? Do they not have access to the internet to seek information and resources? Or do the statistics not add up to the administration's version of reality?

This administration is groping in the dark to understand what the American public needs and how best administer it. This is what happens when you disregard experts, ignore experience and believe a silver-spooned billionaire has any relation to real American society.

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It's time to stop bitchin' and start lookin' at a way out.


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If you're in need of some Fey for your gaming (and who doesn't?), you got 11 more hours to get in on Legendary Game's Kickstarter.

Get in on Forest Kingdom and be ready for when your players get lost in the woods!

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Frog Gods Starfinder Kickstarter is on track to hit less than 40% of the goal at close in 8 days (according to Kicktraq).

I don't want to see any good project fail, but it is interesting to watch this one. Basing the project off the push for science fantasy themes by Piazo and the low pledge rate, we might be able to predict the success of this new scifi setting movement.

I didn't back this one (I don't play Pathfinder), but I did back the similarly set Mutant Crawl Classics. So, its not like I want to see sci-fantasy fail. But I am going to see how well FGGs does in this KS and compare how the setting fares across the industry.

We're looking for interest players that can work into a daytime schedule (right now we are planning for 12-4pm EST).

This will be an open-world, sandbox game using 5e D&D rule set. Setting to be determined. Bring your imagination!

Flavor will be dangerous and deadly. Be prepared.

Anything goes for characters that is in 5e compliant material. I must have the references or a pdf/scan of the material needs to be available.

We will be using Fantasy Grounds and only have the basic license, at the moment. This is a trial run for Fantasy Grounds. If I find it worth the investment, I might buy the Ultimate.

Communication will probably be on a Google Hangout, but that's open for suggestions. Mic/speaker is the minimum requirements.

Drop a message, if you are interested.

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This picture has been banned in Russia. Please, some artist, some where, PLEASE make one of Trump.

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Troll Lord Games is a pretty solid publisher and has a great line with Castle & Crusaders. They're running a 7th printing of the C&C PHB with a Kickstarter. You can get a print and pdf for $15!

Take a look!

I really wish I played more DCC...just sayin'.
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