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  • Plot twist: Bones is the real mastermind of the entire SovCit movement, creating content on both sides. Writing up the entire "legal theory" that they buy into on one side while also posting here mocking them. An arms dealer of idiocy.

    /s

    But if you ever do go into that business, do you want a partner?

  • Man confesses to killing hospitalized wife because he couldn't afford to care for her, police say
  • If I can offer something...

    Those are not your embarrassment. My father confessed to his other daughter only as he was dying. She was 30 at the time - I was over 40. He had hidden her from us for all that time, disguising all of his time with her as business meetings.

    Before he died, my mom got to hold HIS first grandchild while she still had none. She held my stepsister blameless - all she had done was be born. And my mom cried at my father's wake - they had a lot of years together, and some were good. But we've all moved on. It's been 20 years since he died.

    My advice is to let the past stay in the past. It was, and reliving it won't make it different. Be in the now and work towards your better future. I truly wish you peace on your journey. We all find it in the end.

  • Man confesses to killing hospitalized wife because he couldn't afford to care for her, police say
  • You have a hard road. My aunt had a parallel type of situation. Her husband became an FBI fugitive for some very bad decisions. Not a bad man, just very poor judgement. She had to declare him missing.

    I wish you some kind of swift resolution. Please know this: it is hard, but manageable. Others have made similar journeys. Get help as you can and find your own strength. You can get through this to find peace again.

  • MTG Cites Antisemitic Fable Jews ‘Handed Over’ Jesus To Be Killed
  • You are performing a sleight of hand here by saying "Jesus" and shifting between which one you are saying is real. "Historical" is a statistical no brainer as I stated above. You then shift to equate that guy to the supernatural founder of Christianity.

    We (atheists and skeptics) securely say "Jesus the miracle worker and son of God" did not exist. The proof is not there. We fail to accept the proposal of a deity or reports of miracles. No faith involved.

    Others use faith to claim the opposite.

    It is bit like saying the garden of eden existed because DNA proved a mitochondrial Eve.

  • MTG Cites Antisemitic Fable Jews ‘Handed Over’ Jesus To Be Killed
  • So...

    • A preacher lived around that time.
    • His name was ridiculously common.
    • He was baptized.
    • He was crucified.

    Notably NOT:

    • He was born of a Virgin.
    • He was the son of a supernatural deity.
    • He performed supernatural acts.
    • He was resurrected.

    To call this "Historical Jesus" is misleading at best. It is reasonable to say DOZENS of people fit that description.

    Let's try the same argument today... "A preacher named John was baptized and later was convicted of serious crimes and sentenced by a judge." How many fit this description? Isn't it more likely true than false? What does that prove?

    This whole argument tries to equate mundane statistics with miracles. It adds nothing to any reasonable discussion outside of post-hoc theological justification.

  • When did you get your first phone? First computer? What was it?
  • 1978? We had a commodore pet. "Open 1,8,15". My father had some HP touchscreen thing.

    Upgrade was the atari with the ms-basic cartridge and cassette storage. I coded up a database.

    Then I had an Amiga 1000 with a real 2400 modem. And then later a beige box 486.

    First cell was 1990. I owned a town car - ran airport service. Needed a phone for the execs to show off. Charged them $1/minute.

  • Possible snipers seen at OSU. Administration says they're not snipers but should be treated like they are.
  • I agree. But you wanted (insisted) on solutions. Thorough and complete genocide eliminates all opponents. Very few of my suggestions are desirable. Diversity with ignorance, inequality, and poverty breeds distrust and resentment - leading to civil strife. This is elementary.

    I think the resistance you are getting on this thread is due to an overly naive view of "solutions" combined with a bit of unintentionally arrogant phrasing. You seem to want to discuss at a high level while ignoring the complexity of the problems involved. You strike me as young and thoughtful, with good intentions - but still inexperienced. Ease back on the pressure - no one owes you an answer. This (and all anonymous forums back to Usenet) is a crowd of semi-hostile strangers with nothing to lose. If you want engagement you need to sell yourself as worth engaging first.

  • Possible snipers seen at OSU. Administration says they're not snipers but should be treated like they are.
  • In a homogeneous society, everyone has the same background. No differences of traditions, religions, art, music, etc. They all look roughly similar. They have no fuel to make another member into the "other". As I understand, Iceland has something approaching this. I expect the Sentinalese do, to. The ways to get to this from a large and diverse society are, of course, appalling.

  • www.cbsnews.com California can share your baby's DNA sample without permission, but new bill could force state to publicly reveal who they're giving it to

    California law says genetic testing companies have to get your permission before they store, use or sell your DNA, but the state itself doesn't have to get your permission and has been storing DNA samples from every baby born there since the '80s. Lawmakers want to change that, but face an uphill ba...

    California can share your baby's DNA sample without permission, but new bill could force state to publicly reveal who they're giving it to
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    www.cbsnews.com California can share your baby's DNA sample without permission, but new bill could force state to publicly reveal who they're giving it to

    California law says genetic testing companies have to get your permission before they store, use or sell your DNA, but the state itself doesn't have to get your permission and has been storing DNA samples from every baby born there since the '80s. Lawmakers want to change that, but face an uphill ba...

    California can share your baby's DNA sample without permission, but new bill could force state to publicly reveal who they're giving it to
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    www.theatlantic.com Do We Really Want a Food Cartel?

    Mergers and acquisitions have created food oligopolies that are inefficient, barely regulated, unfair, and even dangerous.

    Do We Really Want a Food Cartel?

    Just heard the interview on NPR. Worth a read.

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    My Table: Old School, Young Crowd

    This kind of post seems like a good way for new folks to get acquainted and more settled in to Lemmy.

    I'm old. 60 this year. My first game was in 1977. In high school, I was the DM for the D&D club - and ran all-night games for friends. Some are still very close. One of those is "F". His wife is "J". They have a 15yo daughter "S", and a 12yo son, "G". I have a 13 yo son, "M". My sister (50yo and a professional writer), is "E". That's 6 players.

    Our last campaign had them defeat the King of Werewolves by freeing the Tarrasque from a city inspired by "Salt-in-Wounds". There was some direct divine intervention to increase the Epicality level. There were effectively no real rules, as no one was willing to learn any. Collaborative storytelling more than "a game". The real audience was the three kids, the adults are in for the storytelling and wacky fun.

    We are just starting a new campaign based on the largest ruleset I could get them to agree to actually read and understand: 1976 OD&D (A bit of Chainmail, 3 books, plus Greyhawk). They are all starting at level 1.

    • F: Human Fighter
    • J: Halfling Thief
    • E: Halfling Magic-User
    • G: Human Magic-User
    • M: Human Cleric
    • S: Halfling Thief

    And my son has recently persuaded the girl-next-door "C" (14) to join. She has never played before. Also a Halfling Thief. That's seven now, 4 are young teens.

    They start in a mid-sized town of Halflings and Humans, surrounded by tame countryside. Backstories include family heritage, links to each other, and description of their motivations. "C" went in DEEP with a story about being exiled to this backwater land. They are looking to establish themselves as the local famous adventurers. They do not suspect that thier quiet breadbasket-of-the-empire shire has a hidden reserve of Dark Evil growing in hidden places.

    I'm going with "The Hobbit" usage of thief: "Burglar wants a good job, plenty of Excitement and reasonable Reward". Clever adventurers with no great fighting skill and no magic. Robin Hood -style thievery. Sessions will be reverse Scooby-Do; A simple mundane problem slowly turns into a Dark Magic Mystery that is resolved to leave only more questions. Puzzles, traps, jump scares, mysterious and misleading NPCs, and mild combat for pacing.

    House rules:

    • RULE ZERO: Have fun. If you're not enjoying the game, speak up.
    • Rule of Cool: This is a fantasy game - make it fantastic!
    • Rule of Respect: Respect the game and the players. Don't be disruptive. Know the important rules. Pay attention. Read the table.
    • All character alignments are GOOD. "Chaotic" is only relative: I do not want antisocial behavior. Disrespect for unjust and unneeded laws is one thing, stabbing your buddy in the back is RIGHT OUT!
    • Your hit points are MAX for the first die. For many of the monsters, too.
    • Know your to-hit roll, or you MISS. Know your damage roll, or it's ZERO. Know your spell requirements, or it FAILS. Know your hide-in-shadows roll, or it FAILS. Track your remaining HP. Keep count of your inventory. Get it?
    • We will not use experience points. Characters will level up for major milestones. In particular, when the entire party works together in a cooperative way to overcome a serious challenge. (In effect, we will play at level 1 until it's not as much fun, then "graduate".)
    • Zero HP = Down and Unconscious and Dying. The injured will lose 1 HP per round until -9, then DIE. Immediate application of first aid will hold the victim at death's door until a more permanent solution is applied.
    • Combat order & Initiative = Dexterity order. (Highest DEX characters act first.)

    Magic

    • Level 1 Clerics have spells like Level 2 Clerics in the rules book. Other shifts to smooth out the table. M has the details.
    • Level 1 Magic-Users have spells like Level 2 Magic-Users in the rules book. All levels are similarly shifted. In other words, delete the top row and shift the table up.
    • First level characters ("Mediums") have TWO first level spells per day. 2nd level M-Us (called "Seers") have three first-level spells and one 2nd level spell per day.
    • A "spell slot" is a spell memorized at the beginning of the day. Be sure to mark your memorized spell on your sheet. A memorized spell can be cast without the spell book and without delay. Non-memorized spells need to be read from the book. It takes one round to open the book to the correct spell, and another to read it. One spell slot for first level.
    • All spells for the level are available. Number able to cast per day rises with level. Yes, you need a spell book. Yes, material components, too.
    • Scrolls are single-use. And most will have a title on the top. (Sometimes it is a lie.)
    • A drop of potion will determine its function. However, poison takes effect with just that drop. You get a saving throw.

    What do you all think?

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    Suburbanites! Commuters! New Yorkers! Almost North Jersey!

    The smallest county in NYS.

    It ain't much, but it's honest. I want Lemmy to succeed, and I might as well put myself to work doing it.

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