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Messages - Ratman_tf

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Elmore's stuff may have been cheesecake but damn if it didn't at least look better than this stuff. Avalanche's covers look suspiciously like photomanipulation.

Tracing porn is my guess.

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At this point, those who haven’t taken the vaccine are probably not planning in taking it any time soon, if at all. I believe everyone is, and should be entitled to choose. What worries me is the future restrictions that can be put in place particularly related to travel and entertainment. That in one way or another would force you to take the vaccine in order to go back to normal.

My FLGS, bless them, put up a status update today requiring the non-vaccinated to wear masks, while the vaccinated do not have to. That's their perogative, but I don't plan to patronize them. I hadn't planned on any kind of "getting back to normal" until the end of the year, so it's no huge letdown.
Will they require vaccination eventually? Dunno. I don't want to take any of these vaccines until they have full FDA approval and the government lifts the restrictions of the PREP act regarding these vaccines.


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I think the aftermath is far more scary than the actual pandemic. Inflation already kicking in with very little signs of actual recovery at this particular moment. Almost certain there’s another multi trillion relief on the way which would do little for the country and worsen inflation, etc. I’m legit concerned for the future. Optimism alone won’t bring the economy back.

Yep. This isn't over. It's just beginning.

How would they enforce that?  Do they ask for your papers as you enter?  "yeah I caved and got it last week guys"

Gov. Inslee has laid the ground work for requiring proof of vaccination.

https://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/inslee-announces-update-spectator-event-and-religious-organization-guidance

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saw a bit of art recently. Really going all in on that combat wheelchair gimmick arent they

This just in from the ENWorld review: "The famous occult detective Alanik Ray and adventuring physician Arthur Sedgwick are an example of how they're updated. While pursuing a serial killer Alanik fell from a roof, paralyzing his legs. Since his intellect has always been his greatest weapon, he still solves mysteries from a custom wheelchair, aided by Sedgwick, who he married."

Has it occurred to anyone that this is so OTT that they might just be taking the piss by this point?

And then everyone on the train applauded.

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At this point, those who haven’t taken the vaccine are probably not planning in taking it any time soon, if at all. I believe everyone is, and should be entitled to choose. What worries me is the future restrictions that can be put in place particularly related to travel and entertainment. That in one way or another would force you to take the vaccine in order to go back to normal.

My FLGS, bless them, put up a status update today requiring the non-vaccinated to wear masks, while the vaccinated do not have to. That's their perogative, but I don't plan to patronize them. I hadn't planned on any kind of "getting back to normal" until the end of the year, so it's no huge letdown.
Will they require vaccination eventually? Dunno. I don't want to take any of these vaccines until they have full FDA approval and the government lifts the restrictions of the PREP act regarding these vaccines.


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I think the aftermath is far more scary than the actual pandemic. Inflation already kicking in with very little signs of actual recovery at this particular moment. Almost certain there’s another multi trillion relief on the way which would do little for the country and worsen inflation, etc. I’m legit concerned for the future. Optimism alone won’t bring the economy back.

Yep. This isn't over. It's just beginning.

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rhey just need more bullets in their guns so things can get started, that's all. and more guns.

If you are really hard core then you dont use guns that fire bullets, you use guns that fire smaller guns.

i think you gotta go faux-retro and find guns that fire arrowheads


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Sorry, I didn't mean for conversation to be derailed on Critical Race Theory. I just found myself arguing from two sides that institutional science is a tool of those in power.

If people want to discuss Critical Race Theory, I'll submit to Pundit for a new topic on it.
   CRT is not a side.  It is fucktards who need a bit of reality.

rhey just need more bullets in their guns so things can get started, that's all. and more guns.

  You strike me as a complete queef who has never been a fight, much less had a gun pointed at him.  I get you like to troll, but you could at least be creative with it.

why should you get to enjoy the trolling? you might get amused by creativity, and fuck that, why do you deserve it?

you strike me correctly, i haven't, the goal is to get shot in the race riots and die, finally. but I expect that's true for most of the larpers talkin about how they got guns and will use them on the anteefer if they come shootin any day now.

   Look at it this way, if you have the gun, you do not need a riot.  You can go ahead and suck start it right in your living room.

suicide clauses in life insurance policies are a bitch, so you are not yet deprived of this quality posting content

anyway what were we pretending to have opinions about that weren't just the usual right-wing circle jerk here? is it vaccines and how everybody that doesn't already agree with us is a chinese plant?

  Dont know what right wing means anymore.  Pull your pants down and hang yourself then, everyone will think you were a bit of a freak cranking it while strangling yourself, will be ruled an accident.  You get the money, save a bullet, and much more considerate of the people who have to clean up after the fact.

Bobcat Goldthwait ruined that gig thanks a fucking lot mr director. me neither but since everybody here got banned for being it i figure there must be some patterns. unless they just like the ol' hub-wheel-n-feel without much thought behind it, pure reflex and spite.

You seem awfully obsessesd about who got banned here.  ;D

I am obsessed with who got banned here, if you got a problem with that fuck you too.


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Sorry, I didn't mean for conversation to be derailed on Critical Race Theory. I just found myself arguing from two sides that institutional science is a tool of those in power.

If people want to discuss Critical Race Theory, I'll submit to Pundit for a new topic on it.
   CRT is not a side.  It is fucktards who need a bit of reality.

rhey just need more bullets in their guns so things can get started, that's all. and more guns.

  You strike me as a complete queef who has never been a fight, much less had a gun pointed at him.  I get you like to troll, but you could at least be creative with it.

why should you get to enjoy the trolling? you might get amused by creativity, and fuck that, why do you deserve it?

you strike me correctly, i haven't, the goal is to get shot in the race riots and die, finally. but I expect that's true for most of the larpers talkin about how they got guns and will use them on the anteefer if they come shootin any day now.

   Look at it this way, if you have the gun, you do not need a riot.  You can go ahead and suck start it right in your living room.

suicide clauses in life insurance policies are a bitch, so you are not yet deprived of this quality posting content

anyway what were we pretending to have opinions about that weren't just the usual right-wing circle jerk here? is it vaccines and how everybody that doesn't already agree with us is a chinese plant?

  Dont know what right wing means anymore.  Pull your pants down and hang yourself then, everyone will think you were a bit of a freak cranking it while strangling yourself, will be ruled an accident.  You get the money, save a bullet, and much more considerate of the people who have to clean up after the fact.

Bobcat Goldthwait ruined that gig thanks a fucking lot mr director. me neither but since everybody here got banned for being it i figure there must be some patterns. unless they just like the ol' hub-wheel-n-feel without much thought behind it, pure reflex and spite.

You seem awfully obsessesd about who got banned here.  ;D

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As an aside, I'm having a discussion of Critical Race Theory on my Facebook, where a friend has criticized me for supporting the meritocracy of institutional science -- because meritocracies are inherently anti-egalitarian. That has a lot of parallels to the view that institutional science is corrupt and serves the controlling power.

I find it interesting how opposite viewpoints can converge.
    I can not imagine any discussion I could have around CRT.  There are zero merits to it, and the people pushing it just flat out hate white people.  I have no time to try to make racists see reason.

Yep. The problem with CRT isn't that it's embedded in culture and acedemia (that's another topic) it's that it's massivlely racist and full of shit.

well yes the point is to incite the race war, so it has to be racist. What's the problem here.

What makes you think I give a shit about your input?

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As an aside, I'm having a discussion of Critical Race Theory on my Facebook, where a friend has criticized me for supporting the meritocracy of institutional science -- because meritocracies are inherently anti-egalitarian. That has a lot of parallels to the view that institutional science is corrupt and serves the controlling power.

I find it interesting how opposite viewpoints can converge.
    I can not imagine any discussion I could have around CRT.  There are zero merits to it, and the people pushing it just flat out hate white people.  I have no time to try to make racists see reason.

Yep. The problem with CRT isn't that it's embedded in culture and acedemia (that's another topic) it's that it's massivlely racist and full of shit.

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If one of these happens to be your doctor, then it's no big deal for me. Though, I would suggest you get a second opinion before taking chlorine dioxide pills from Acevedo-Whitehouse.

So I'm not supposed to do my own research and just blindly follow what my doctor says, but also if I am told by my doctor to do something that goes against the current CCP-sponsored brainwashing I need a second opinion. Which one is it, shill? Why would I ever seek a second opinion unless I had researched a treatment and thought it sounded suspect?

You are so fucking retarded it's not even funny. Thanks for PROVING IT beyond a shadow of a doubt. Are you at least getting paid to promote Chinese propaganda?

Eagerly awaiting the newest squirmy monkey dance where you try to justify everything you've said while maintaining your alleged air of indifference while parroting the MSM. It'd be laughable if it wasn't so sad. It also makes me weep for legitimate science because people like you with higher degrees literally cannot comprehend you are nothing more than empty shells spewing out whatever you're told to spew. No actual critical thinking skills.


seriously this shit doesn't get ignore-listed? you can read this on any hausfrau's facebook feed any day without the obnoxious duckface

Who the fuck are you talking to? If you want to go out with Brad, just ask him. This passive aggressive shit isn't attractive to guys.

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(I take an odd and probably not very practical pride in the idea of my exile from there being by my choice rather than theirs, if that makes any sense.)

I do too. Walking away instead of being banned shows it can be done, and you can have some amount of control over how it goes down.

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I've been (thinking about) getting back into tabletop miniatures wargames, and have joined a couple of wargames forums (non-GW/Warhammer, independent sites).

And there is just no politics. At all. (I'm almost reluctant to post this in case I jinx it.)

I think (not-big-IP) wargaming is far to small and niche of a hobby for social justice types to notice or care. It's the big names that draw their attention.

For now.  These people are locusts.

They did go after the knitting community.  ???

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I've been (thinking about) getting back into tabletop miniatures wargames, and have joined a couple of wargames forums (non-GW/Warhammer, independent sites).

And there is just no politics. At all. (I'm almost reluctant to post this in case I jinx it.)

I think (not-big-IP) wargaming is far to small and niche of a hobby for social justice types to notice or care. It's the big names that draw their attention.

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I never liked the idea of the Demiplane of Dread. Part of the terror/horror comes from the supernatural intruding into the mortal realm.

If I were to run a Ravenloft campaign, my first step would be to set it on a prime material world.

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From my view, those are the cases when I would *most* rely on a doctor's advice. The doctor has less information to go on in those case - but then so do I. I think it's always a bad idea for patients to do their own research and decide against their doctor's advice - and that is still true for new and/or experimental treatments. My doctor has a base of much more knowledge and experience than me. For a new treatment, she may well say "I don't know" and refer me to a specialist, but it's still deciding from a grounding she has of much greater knowledge of health.

But you choose your doctor and then choose to follow their reccomendations. I could pick a doctor that agrees with the critics of the vaccine and then say I'm choosing not to get vaccinated on the reccomendation of my family doctor. What would make my decision any better or worse than yours? I'm doing what my doctor said was right!

You can't offload the responsibility of making decisions about your body and health on another person. At best you can rely on their expertise to make your decision, but in the end, it's your decison, and your doctor doesn't have to live with your decisions. That's the time when you should do some research and make as informed a decision as possible.

There's a huge difference between:

1) Choosing a doctor based on qualifications, and agreeing after talking to them.

2) Having concerns about your doctor and getting a second or third opinion - then using one's judgement to decide between the differing suggestions.

3) Pre-deciding what one want to hear, and then searching the Internet to find any doctor among tens of thousands because they say that.


I'm fine with #1 and #2, but I think #3 is a bad idea. If the doctor that you happened to choose is against the covid vaccine, I agree there is no difference. But if you're talking about #3, I think there is a difference.

Yeah. I didn't mean to word that as if I were seeking out a doctor specifically for an outcome. I meant, the doctor you picked turned out to be, etc....

Your option 2 is interesting. What would cause someone to have those concerns about their doctor? Especially for a contentious topic like experimental vaccines.

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