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How We Won the War on Dungeons & Dragons

Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Games and gaming, Politics and Activism

Thirty years ago, a war raged between the dorks who played Dungeons & Dragons, and the conservative parent groups who believed that gaming was debauched at best and Satanic at worst. Lives were ruined. People died. And now that war is over. I still can’t believe we won. Source: How We Won the War on […]

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How to tell if you are an asshole

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism, Rules

I am seeing the memes all over the internet again, and it occurred to me that Christmas brings out the best that assholatry has to offer, and each person, in their rest moments away from frothing at the mouth over some internet butt-hurt, may wonder:  “Am I an asshole?” Well, I think I found out […]

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25000 refugees, 200000 homeless

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism

Canada has agreed to take in and settle 25000 Syrian refugees in short order.  This implies that Canada has the resources to accommodate these people, and those resources are available right now to get the job done. This makes me ask the question: if we, as a country, can bring in from abroad, clear and […]

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Put the Christ back in Christmas

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism

Thanksgiving and Hallowe’en are past and the poppies are out for Remembrance Day, and of course, stores everywhere are already well-entrenched in the marketing bonanza that is Christmas.  And as an atheist, I will again stand with the Christians to say “Put the Christ back in Christmas!” How is it, you might ask, that a […]

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