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If you guys want to object to a ban or to a policy, that is fine, but can you take it to the Help Desk. This thread isn't a general discussion thread.

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I see that.  Anyone else get the boot?

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What's funny is how JArcane is complaining about how this site doesn't ban individuals like these in the 'How does your game fight fascism' thread on StoryGames.com.

People have just disappeared up their own assholes it seems, and ignore anything that challenges their established assumptions. So business as usual, only the #Internet really does make that harder to fix.

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Ok I get it this is your space you can do what you want.  But I want to talk politics with people who role dice for fun with out having to caper for your amusement.  I don't know why I want to argue with crusader and his ilk its bad for my blood pressure but I do.  I mean if I don't tell him he'll keep being wrong:)

You have given yourself absolute and arbitry censorship powers, its lame.


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Racists! Racists everywhere! It's a Trumpocalpyse!

Nice, except Trump like myself aren't about race, we are about money and how do I get it by working.  Not your color of skin, not blowing up anybody radically Islamic etc. though serious thought should be given to it on certain levels. The previous president was against me and my values and got me and many of the silent majority to register and vote and we will be voting for several cycles because of this ridiculous hatred for the USA and hard work. And roleplaying games shouldn't have any of the above. Roleplaying Games are about escape and fun not my, your's or anybody's personal politics.

Politics are all about, can I pay the rent and eat healthy food. You can prefer who you like sexually, be your preferred gender. I don't care unless you get in my way of making money legally. And it seems me and mine have to keep voting to make sure all the faux protesters start getting the message that there will be real resistance to this bullshit permanently.
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To be fair, I post here frequently, and I fucking despise Trump. So far, I've had nothing bad happen to me, unlike on RPG.net, where I was literally banned for not liking Goth. I shit you not.

I didn't even say or do anything political to offend Big Purple's delicate political sensibilities, all I said was that Goth sucks and Darren MacLerran banned me for it. Turns out Mr. MacLerran is a wrist-cutting pansy who voluntarily listens to Sisters of Mercy and Type O Negative. And he can't stand differing opinions for some bizarre reason.

Don't believe me? Here's the evidence below...

https://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?699801-Infraction-for-Doctor-Samuel-Elric-17)-Permanent-Ban&

Pundit may support a shitty choice for President, but he at least tolerates people who disagree with him. So I'll vouch for him over a jackass like Darren MacLerran or the other Goth, Punk, and Commie shitheads at RPG.net

I support this.  I like it here because different views are tolerated...and if the view is not liked words are used to counter it (and maybe even BS internet rhetoric is used) but people are not banned.   I like Goth (kind of) and like Sisters of Mercy but would never consider banning someone who said they suck.  I'm not a fan of Trump at all, yet will listen to those who voted for him....and bite my tongue on Pundits political views,  I mean fuck he does not live in the USA, what the fuck does he know any more of the day-to-day in the USA.

What I like about Pundit is that agree or disagree with him (and you can call him names) you can speak up and get heard, with little fear of being banned.  Sure he'll give it back to you, so what, grow up.  Compared to other sites where they defend their views not with argument but with bans.  They love their private echo chambers.  That is not just the big purple but a whole slew of OSR sites.  

I'll vouch for Pundit, even if I disagree with him, he may be based out of some third world country but his site has more free speech than any other RPG site I can think of.
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I support this.  I like it here because different views are tolerated...and if the view is not liked words are used to counter it (and maybe even BS internet rhetoric is used) but people are not banned.   I like Goth (kind of) and like Sisters of Mercy but would never consider banning someone who said they suck.  I'm not a fan of Trump at all, yet will listen to those who voted for him....and bite my tongue on Pundits political views,  I mean fuck he does not live in the USA, what the fuck does he know any more of the day-to-day in the USA.

What I like about Pundit is that agree or disagree with him (and you can call him names) you can speak up and get heard, with little fear of being banned.  Sure he'll give it back to you, so what, grow up.  Compared to other sites where they defend their views not with argument but with bans.  They love their private echo chambers.  That is not just the big purple but a whole slew of OSR sites.  

I'll vouch for Pundit, even if I disagree with him, he may be based out of some third world country but his site has more free speech than any other RPG site I can think of.
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I'll vouch for Pundit, even if I disagree with him, he may be based out of some third world country but his site has more free speech than any other RPG site I can think of.

I agree, but Pundy lives in Uruguay which is an impressive developing country. He's posted pics and info about Uruguay several times and hopefully will do more in the future. If I spoke Spanish, I'd really consider a relo. There are lots of reasons there is a growing ex-pat community there from USJWA and Canuckistan.

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Nice, except Trump like myself aren't about race, we are about money and how do I get it by working.

Actually, #Trump is about money and how you get it by owning shit. That's the key difference between how the haves and have nots generate wealth, and why his policies will hurt the working class and small business owners the most.

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A tad off-topic, but you can have some fun with this one:

If a feminist still whines about how Hillary Clinton lost the election because of sexism and how America "isn't ready" for a woman President, then ask how the big bad Russians could have stolen the election for Trump- she just admitted Hillary lost.

If she rants about the big, bad Russians (who seemed to have disappeared in the 2020 elections) stealing the election, or how the electoral college did, say that she can't whine about how sexist America is- not if Hillary won the popular vote.

The two cannot go together, but this never seems to occur to them. Point this out this way, and watch the smoke come out of their ears like "Norman" from that old "Star Trek" episode with the androids.
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The two cannot go together, but this never seems to occur to them. Point this out this way, and watch the smoke come out of their ears like "Norman" from that old "Star Trek" episode with the androids.

They can go together.  First, Hillary did win the popular vote.  But our elections are not decided by popular vote.  Losing a few thousand votes for sexism could explain the difference.  Keep in mind that 100,000 votes between Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin would have resulted in a different election.  Under the rules of how elections happen, a relatively small number of people who are not ready for a female president (and they DO exist) could be the difference.  So maybe 'America isn't ready for a female president' isn't 100% true, but 'enough people in America aren't ready for a female president' may be true. 

Secondly, because of the small margin in the critical states, disinformation could have had a major impact.  If you consider a vote for Gary Johnson as a protest vote (as opposed to an ideological choice), if those votes had gone to Hillary she would have flipped the three states mentioned before as well as Florida. 

When your house is destroyed by a flood surge from a hurricane but ALSO would have been destroyed by the wind, the law says to treat it as both so your insurance company can't screw you.  Ie, if both individually are sufficient to create the effect, you assume that they both occurred concurrently. 
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No.

I know all about the Electoral College and how our system works- since the late 1970's- but no.

If people aren't "ready for a female President" it's because ever since second wave feminism back in the 1960's leftist women have flooded various aspects of the workplace, the legal professions, name it- look at the results. To someone my age, who was around for over half a century, it's been a massive failure. NOTHING has gotten better, but things are worse. You don't seem to realize that this entire nation is a time bomb ready to explode at any time; walking around I detect hostility and unhappiness I never felt even during the crime wave of the mid-1980's.

You contradict yourself. If Hillary did win the POPULAR vote then my point stands- she won the popular vote, therefore the American population chose a female President. Whether it was by the Big Bad Russians (who were mysteriously absent in 2020) or by the Electoral College or by Skeletor (it doesn't matter) she was robbed, and that can happen to anyone. And quite frankly it seems as though she didn't win the popular vote. Again my age: I remember the election between Mondale and Reagan and how the media made it seem as though it was a coin toss right to the very end even though they finally had to admit Reagan won by a landslide. This was back in 1984 for crying out loud so do you think the media, more "woke" than ever, would ever admit Trump actually won in 2016? The same media that pushed the Rolling Stone rape hoax which I knew from the start was a hoax? It was that obvious, but that did not matter.

The problem Hillary had was that while Obama was a sort of blank to most people so they could project what they liked or didn't like into him Hillary was known, and too many people did not like it. If she had divorced Bill after the Monica Lewinsky fiasco it might have hurt her in the short term but in the long term people would have figured she at least had some standards- but instead she was clearly someone who would do anything to gain power.

Also, it is interesting you fail to mention the people, especially feminists, who voted for her JUST BECAUSE she was a woman- therefore your "sexism" would at the very least cancel out.

I've been around maybe for too long. I've seen this all time and again. And I'm just tired of things.
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