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Five criteria determine whether or not someone is serious about cutting the federal deficit. When you measure the political parties and many political VIPs against those criteria, the majority come up short.Five criteria determine whether or not someone is serious about cutting the federal... more
"DEATH TO GAME SHEEPLE" ! (thats just me,....Bear guy didn't say that)
- - -ROLPUNK - Loud Fast Rules
Rolpunk (one L, no E) is about pure, stripped down, no bullshit tabletop gaming.
It's about taking your game back to its bare bones roots: play a character,
chuck some dice, end of fucking sentence. It's about not letting other people
tell you how to play your games. It's not about telling other people how to play
their games, either; don't be a fucking fascist. Don't drink the fucking KoolAid either, man, not other peoples' and especially not your own. It's about
having fun, because if you're not having fun you've discovered the only way
possible to fuck this up. It's about embracing the do-it-yourself ethic of the
hobby and sharing your stuff, even if it's just with your own game group. But
it's not about rejecting stuff, dismissing stuff out of hand because of whatever
pretentious fucking filters other fucking people have set up to dictate what's
cool and what's not cool. Fuck them in the ear with a rusty fucking chainsaw,
pretentious fucks. Reject attitudes, not games. It's about accepting the
potential of everything, salvaging what works for you and ignoring the rest of
the bullshit. It's about shaping your own identity as a gamer, about letting
your group and your campaign and the rules at your table take their own form
based on your own creative needs. Don't be a fucking game sheep.
ROLPUNK and Reviews
The ROLPUNK of Reviewing
It boils down to this: I review stuff that I find fun. If I find that writing the review is a chore, I table it. If I have to mull over what I want to say for too long, or have trouble finding the words, I ditch it. If I’m really excited about something, I want to write about it right away, and often. I love roleplaying games, I love roleplaying, and I want to talk about the cool stuff I discovered while reading your game, and the cool ideas that popped into my head while reading it. That’s my criteria: what in this product got my imagination going, what fiddly bits am I going to carry over into other games, what made me want to play this.
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http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_lpL870wV2A4/SqkzVPWRAjI/AAAAAAAAES8/yuQcWhAbbZc/S220/a20.png"DEATH TO GAME SHEEPLE" ! (thats just me,....Bear guy didn't say... more
It’s good that the Paul campaign fired the musclehead, but I’ll feel a lot more charitable when pols and pundits on the Right start disavowing thuggery before it happens.It’s good that the Paul campaign fired the musclehead, but I’ll feel a lot... more
"Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason."
— Mark Twain
In the time when our founding fathers drafted our Constitution, and created the U.S Government, they did not intend on government service to become a career.
It is the purpose of this petition to be the voice of the people to limit the terms of Senators to two (12 years maximum), and Representatives to six terms (12 years maximum).
(Reelections have stayed above 85% since 1965, and in 2008 are at 94%) - http://www.firetherulingclass.org/ruling.asp
In March 21, 1947, the Twenty-second Amendment (Amendment XXII) was ratified, and so set limits to the office of The President...but none for anyone else.
The last ratified Amendment in the constitution was in 1992, and dealt with issue of their pay raises.
No such limits have been proposed, or ratified for the very people who write the laws which impact our daily lives.
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." -Lord Acton
In a time when our nation seems so polarized by either left, or right; this one thing, I hope we all can agree upon.
We do not need members in Congress or the House, who ignore the voice of the people, or who lend an ear to the highest bidder. We do not need Legislators who grow comfortable with their seat, and do all they can to latch on to it.
We need leaders, representatives who heed our voice, and perform a service to the people of these United States.
It is not a seat of power to be used to make oneself a fortune, but should be used to better the lives of all.
I propose this be added as the 28th Amendment of the Constitution. (for the benefit of all)
Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of Senator more than twice, and no person who has held the office of Senator, or acted as Senator, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected Senator shall be elected to the office of Senator more than twice (two six-year terms). This article shall be retroactive when applied. Those who currently serve as Senator shall stay for the remainder of the term. Those who have served a prior, consecutive term, will not be eligible for reelection. Those who have served two or more prior consecutive terms will also be ineligible for reelection, upon ratification, and there after.
Section 2. No person shall be elected to the office of Representative more than six terms (one term is for two years), and no person who has held the office of Representative, or acted as Representative, for more than eleven years of a term to which some other person was elected Representative shall be elected to the office of Representative more than six terms. This article shall be retroactive when applied. Those who currently serve as Representative shall stay for the remainder of there term. Those who have served a prior six consecutive terms, will not be eligible for reelection. "
Section 3. The terms and length of service for Senators and Representatives shall not be changed or abridged by the United States or by any State. Only a popular vote, won by no less than 85% of US Citizens shall over turn the limits."Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same... more
Ayn Rand saw an obama in America's future
David H. Koch in 1996. He and his brother Charles are lifelong libertarians and have quietly given more than a hundred million dollars to right-wing causes, such as the Tea Party.
This Tea Party, is supposed to be about a bottoms up, grass roots movement, but in reality, it looks more like a top down, corporate driven machine, with all kinds of funding from billionaires and secret meetings.
http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/2097279David H. Koch in 1996. He and his brother Charles are lifelong libertarians and have... more
I bet they are better prepared now!
RAND PAUL took to the pages of USA Today to inform us that he's no libertarian; he just wants readers to bear in mind that although he "share[s] many libertarian points of view," he's actually a constitutional conservative.
..In other venues Mr Paul seems blissfully untroubled by government interference in private commerce. Between a woman willing to pay for an abortion and a doctor willing to perform one in exchange for money the government must stand firm. And between two people who love each other and wish to marry, there too the government must stand if the genders do not meet with majority approval. Mr Paul says that same-sex marriage ought to be left to the states rather than the federal government, though this seems a bizarre and equivocating position for someone with libertarian leanings to take. Either two people have the right to marry each other or they don't. On economic issues his libertarian instincts rage; on social ones they cringe: hardly an atypical pattern for a Republican (though I do wonder why so many libertarians have made their devil's bargain with the right—sacrificing social concerns for economic ones—rather than the left).
http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2010/08/rand_paul_and_libertarianismRAND PAUL took to the pages of USA Today to inform us that he's no libertarian;... more
Last week it was reported that the Obama Administration wants to give the FBI power to force internet companies to reveal information about their users' internet activities: things like who they send email to, times and dates of emails, and maybe also information about their web browser activity.
Even worse, they want the FBI to be able to demand this information without a warrant!
President Obama is racking up an atrocious record on civil liberties and the Fourth Amendment. When he campaigned, he talked a lot about civil liberties. But when he got elected, he made an about-face and started expanding the abusive policies of the Bush Administration.
For example, his Justice Department claimed that "state secrets" doctrine started by Bush gave the government even more secrecy powers than Bush had claimed!
And earlier this year, the president signed a bill re-authorizing even the most abusive parts of the PATRIOT Act.
It seems that Obama has lots of respect for government power, and little or no respect for the rights of the people. Just like his predecessor.
Democrats and Republicans are cooperating to grow the power of government and trample on our rights. Please support the Libertarian Party and Libertarian candidates this year. We are the only real opposition.
I find it strange all the civil liberty activists are quiet now that a Democrat was elected.Last week it was reported that the Obama Administration wants to give the FBI power to... more
Gavin Chait, a South African libertarian takes Rand Paul and the teabaggers apart at the seams for their contradictory and patently incoherent beliefs, which have little, if anything, to do with actual libertarianism. Fascinating read.Gavin Chait, a South African libertarian takes Rand Paul and the teabaggers apart at... more
Sarah Palin, Obama, McCain, & Biden all choose to use your tax money to define and discriminate marriage. I say no more, I say get government out of marriage altogether.Sarah Palin, Obama, McCain, & Biden all choose to use your tax money to define and... more
Ann Coulter is a neocon through and through, at least in rhetoric….. when the dust settles, she would much rather argue for her big government programs than defend individual liberty and your rights to be free. One thing is for sure, the rEVOLution is growing, especially after winning the CPAC straw poll this year!Ann Coulter is a neocon through and through, at least in rhetoric….. when the... more
President Obama’s nominee to head the TSA and boss the naked body scanners now being installed at airports across the country says that white Christian “anti-government” types will be the primary target of suspicion for authorities.
Full Story and VIDEO of Obama's TSA head to be Erroll Southers...SICK....http://ctpatriot1970.wordpress.com/2010/01/13/wtf-obama%E2%80%99s-tsa-nominee-targets-anti-government-christians-must-read/
Former FBI agent Erroll Southers has been under scrutiny following Erroll Southers efforts to block his confirmation after it emerged Southers had abused his power to run a database check on his ex-wife’s new boyfriend.President Obama’s nominee to head the TSA and boss the naked body scanners now... more
Implicit in the contemporary American health care system is a threat: Conform and spend your life behaving yourself in limited jobs or we will deny you insurance and put your health and your family’s future at risk. Restrictions on health care availability are an effective form of social control. We often talk about this in terms of women’s health care. But too often lost in the health care debate is the broader truth: health care is used as a weapon of control. In a certain sense, we can be healthy or we can be truly free. So much for Patrick Henry.
Just one of the bizarre ironies of the current debate is the libertarian view that universal health care threatens our freedom. If libertarian-minded Americans would open their eyes, they’d see that just the opposite is true. How many Americans remain in dead-end jobs for the health benefits, however meager they might be? How many entrepreneurs never launch their independent initiatives because they can’t risk the loss of health care?
If you think you're a libertarian, you should read the wrest of this article at http://firedoglake.com/2010/01/10/health-care-denialas-social-control/Implicit in the contemporary American health care system is a threat: Conform and... more
The late Peter Jennings believed Stossel's brand of libertarian advocacy journalism was a blot on the ABC escutcheon. Jennings refused even to look at him when they passed in the halls. "Peter felt he was upholding the objectivity of ABC and I was violating that, I was bad for ABC."
This one's for you, Shanklin.The late Peter Jennings believed Stossel's brand of libertarian advocacy... more
~ The “Cloward-Piven Strategy” seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.
~ When President Barack Obama entered office in January, the greatest problem America faced was neither the war in Afghanistan nor the recession. It was the imminent crisis of the welfare state.
~ Not only has Obama failed to deal with this crisis, he is pursuing policies that will bankrupt America.
~ In March, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, led by former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, calculated the total value of the federal government’s “unfunded liabilities” as they stood at the end of fiscal 2008. ~ These liabilities include the publicly held portion of the national debt plus the amount the government must pay to cover all the entitlement benefits it has promised to living Americans through Social Security, Medicare and other welfare-state programs minus the tax revenue the government can expect to collect to pay for these entitlements under existing tax law.
~ The sum of these unfunded liabilities, the foundation discovered, stood at $56.4 trillion. That equals $435,000 for every full-time worker in the United States.
~ There is plenty blame to go around for the financial crash. Yet, there is a distinct odor of the shadowy Cloward-Piven strategy as the taproot of abusive practices that triggered the crisis. The strategy's goal is to bring about the fall of capitalism by overloading and undermining government bureaucracy.
~ Its supporting tactics include flooding government with impossible demands until it slowly cranks to a stop; overloading electoral systems with successive tidal waves of new voters, many of them bogus; shaking down banks, politicians in Congress, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development for affirmative-action borrowing; and, now, pulling down the national financial system by demanding exotic, subprime mortgages for low-income Americans with little hope of repaying their loans. These toxic mortgages are an important source of the foul smell engulfing the entire financial bailout.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/oct/15/the-cloward-piven-strategy/~ The “Cloward-Piven Strategy” seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by... more
11/6/2009 The father/son duo explain why minimal government is the only sane option while expressing the unfair laws limiting outside 3rd parties access to the ballot.
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It now seems clear why the staff to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin didn't want anyone to bring recording devices or cell phones to her speech Friday night.
Even news outlets like Politico -- which have prominently featured Dick Cheney's terror jeremiads -- would have been likely to lampoon her.
But the ban on recording devices didn't stop them. Politico says they bought three tickets to Palin's Wisconsin speech and then penned a write-up. Their review was somewhat grim, taking aim at Palin's frequent use of the words "bogus" and "awesome" and delivering a strange anecdote about dollar coins.
"Palin had remarks prepared but frequently wandered off-script to make a point, offering audience members a casual “awesome” or “bogus” in discussing otherwise weighty topics," Politico's Jonathan Martin wrote in his review.
He quotes Palin as saying, “It is so bogus that society is sending a message right now and has been for probably the last 40 years that a woman isn’t strong enough or smart enough to be able to pursue an education, a career and her rights and still let her baby live.”
"Other Palin touchstones included: praise for the military, jeers for the “the liberal media” and a general manner of speaking that often veered into rhetorical culs-de-sac," he continued.
Palin didn't draw supporters to their feet: "While she drew applause during her remarks, Palin’s extemporaneous and frequently discursive style was such that she never truly roused a true-believing crowd as passionate about the issue at hand as she. Not once during her address did they rise to their feet."
They did stand at the end, however.
She then got a standing ovation from most of the crowd, but a few had begun to leave before she even finished and within seconds of her concluding, scores more got up and put on their jackets as they walked away.
In addition to the suggestion that government officials would consider hastening the death of the infirm or handicapped, she began her remarks with a puzzling commentary on the design of newly minted dollar coins.
Noting that there had been a lot of “change” of late, Palin recalled a recent conversation with a friend about how the phrase “In God We Trust” had been moved to the edge of the new coins.
“Who calls a shot like that?” she demanded. “Who makes a decision like that?”
She added: “It’s a disturbing trend.”
The decision to put "IN GOD WE TRUST" on the edges of presidential dollar coins has received little attention from the press, but was reversed in 2007, before President Barack Obama took office. Sens. Sam Brownback (R-KS) and Robert Byrd (D-WV) sponsored legislation to move the motto back to the front face of the coins.
"It is important that our national motto, 'In God We Trust,' is prominently displayed on all of our currency," Brownback said. "We should not relegate our heritage to the side."
Some of Palin's recent speeches have also received lackluster reviews. At a recent speech in Hong Kong (which also banned the press) some delegates purportedly "walked out in disgust."http://rawstory.com/2009/11/palin-speech-abortion-opponents-mocked-describes-weighty-to... more
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