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Appeals Court Rules Detained Migrant Children Should Get Soap, Sleep, Clean Water

The Trump administration had challenged a court order setting the rules for how detained migrant children should be treated.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Attorneys for the government had argued that Judge Gee's order modified the original Flores settlement which did not spell out a requirement for specific hygiene items and adequate sleeping accommodations.

The appellate court disagreed.

"Assuring that children eat enough edible food, drink clean water, are housed in hygienic facilities with sanitary bathrooms, have soap and toothpaste, and are not sleep-deprived are without doubt essential to the children's safety," wrote Judge Marsha S. Berzon, a Clinton appointee.

What world are we living in where there needs to be a ruling on this?

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Discovered a new band: The True Loves

I was surprised to see the guitarist and drummer from DLO3 in this group. But they jam... as one commenter said, "Rare video of men discovering fire."

#funk #music #dlo3 #TheTrueLoves
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I've not always agreed with West's opinions, but I've always respected his solidity.

Interesting Life Lessons garnered from Rocketman

I follow Steven Barnes, and he made some interesting observations about life that I'll quote here based on Rocketman.

You are enrolled in a full-time, informal school called life. Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or think them irrelevant and stupid.

Growth is a process of trial and error, experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately “works”.

A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. Then you can go on to the next lesson.

There is no part of life that does not contain its lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.

The final step is that the Student becomes the Master and shares his experience with others that are still trying to master the process.

It's an interesting read!

ROCKETMAN (2019) and Life’s Lessons
Steven Barnes is an interesting character. He used to run morning Tai Chi at NorWesCon for those two or three earlybirds who attended.
@Eric Franklin - I'd agree to say the least. I love his novels (especially the Lion's Blood series) and have just learned a lot in following him about writing and what it takes to succeed, and about myself. I wish I'd been able to take classes like that under his instruction.

Terry Crews Lip Syncs Brittany Howard's 'Stay High'

Terry Crews Lip Syncs Brittany Howard's 'Stay High'

When you have a voice like Brittany Howard, just about anybody looks good singing along. But when that person is Terry Crews, it's all the more sweeter.

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I just love that she just asked- and he said yes! Then she said they'd come to LA, and he said that he'd come there instead. Such a feel-good video!

#TEDTalk #CurrentEvents #News CurrentEvents (x) News (x) TEDTalk (x)
"Reversing the flow of injustice is not justice; it's vengeance."

Such a beautiful quote!

The use of the word "Concentration Camps"

From Arnheim:

Americans tend to conflate the idea of “concentration camps” with “death camps” because that’s how the simplified version of the war’s history presents them. Most of the concentration facilities run by the Nazi regime eventually became “death camps,” especially once it was clear that the Reich was on the back foot—but on the most literal level, the purpose of a concentration camp is right there in the name: to concentrate a group of people (often considered “undesirable”) in a limited space for ease of both containment and control.

In that sense, Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez is absolutely correct about what we are doing to undocumented immigrants in this country: we are placing them in concentration camps. We needn’t be yanking their gold teeth, performing medical experiments on them, or shoving them all into a concrete room for a “shower” (please understand that I’m not making light of any of those things) in order for the fact that they’re in concentration camps to be true.

We did the same thing to Japanese-Americans during WW II—we just like to tell ourselves it was different from what the Reich was doing because we weren’t actively feeding anyone to furnaces.

Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez is absolutely correct to call the camps we’re detaining other human beings in “concentration camps.” She’s being called out because of the emotional resonance that term has in our history that exists entirely separately from its clinical meaning, but she is not wrong.

It’s just kinda galling to watch the people who’re freaking out over her (admittedly pathos-based-and-triggering) phrasing also praise Trump’s categorization of our undocumented immigration situation as “an invasion” (which is another pathos-steeped loaded label specifically designed to elicit an emotional response).

#CurrentEvents #Immigration #Truth

Captain America: After the Endgame

#MCU #CaptainAmerica #Endgame #Movies #Comics #Writing

I'll try to avoid spoilers in this particular post, but something about the ending of Endgame stuck with me. There's been more and more scrutiny of one particular detail, and it inspired me to write down my own version of what I think events could have been.

Of course, there are spoilers in the short story, so be warned of that. It needs more editing to be sure, but it is at least at a point where I'm comfortable sharing it. Criticism and comments are definitely encouraged.
#MCU #CaptainAmerica #Endgame #Movies #Comics #Writing CaptainAmerica (x) Comics (x) Endgame (x) MCU (x) Movies (x) Writing (x)

When Lucas remastered Star Wars...

...instead of taking out Han shooting first and other insignificant changes, he should have been doing stuff like this... We only really know how badassed Darth is by reputation. It's been in auxiliary media that we've seen hints, then in Rogue One. This is how I like to think of Darth in the movies- active, rather than just letting his troopers do all the work.

#StarWars #EmpireStrikesBack #Movies

This is the film that I'm waiting on

From the moment that they introduced the Nova Corps in Guardians of the Galaxy, I've been wanting to see a live-action Nova. It fits very well with them expanding into the cosmos and now makes perfect sense given his background in the comics.

#MCU #Nova #Comics #Marvel #Movies
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Jason Pitre on Twitter: "Hey folks! I just released a set of RPG Design Worksheets that I have prepared for myself and new designers. Take a look and spread the word! https://t.co/oskJoA05Zm"

RPG Design Worksheets

Genesis of Legend Publishing: RPG Design Worksheets (Jagash)

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7. How to increase accessibility?

I never really thought about accessibility until I saw Jacob Wood's Accessible Guide to RPG Layout. I still don't think about it as much as I probably should, but since that was one of my firsts texts after I started laying out my own games, I keep a lot of it in mind- especially in regards to font choice and colors.
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Jacob is a great guy. Survival of the Able struck me as such a great concept. He has been working with me, and the rest of House Dok to put together Metahumans Rising.

Fun quiz on class and stats

You Are A:
True Neutral Elf Monk/Sorcerer (3rd/3rd Level)

Ability Scores:
Strength- 12
Dexterity- 15
Constitution- 14
Intelligence- 18
Wisdom- 13
Charisma- 13

From http://easydamus.com/character.html

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#AprilTTRPGMaker #TTRPGs

5. Character or worldbuilding?


I have reams full of characters. It's one of the first things that I try when I get a new system. It's one of the first areas of concentration in my designs. That said, the characters cannot stand alone and a world that is suited to the characters, and the characters are suited to, is key in bringing any narrative alive. So as I create the characters, they breathe life into my concepts for the worlds.

I tend to build characters more than worlds, but the worlds I spend more time upon. All that said, I really can't choose between the two.
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Day 3: Key to your making process?

My key seems to be designing based on a story or theme. Without that impetus, it's hard to get the gears going, which is the reason that it's hard for me to do for-hire work. I'll read something, and it will start the gears spinning with a different take on a subject or taking a different tack to get to the perfect framing of the question that's at the foundation of the design.

I find that without that base, I tend to flounder and lose sight of the story that I started out to tell. I also have a lot of trouble "killing my darlings". Sometimes, my underlying fundaments are incorrect or flawed, and I have a hard time getting past that obstacle.
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Wisdom From Remo Williams (via Steven Barnes)

“Fear is nothing more than a feeling.” Chuin says, in a rare moment of sympathy. “You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you.”

It is a feeling. Like other feelings. But unlike the others, we judge ourselves horribly, call ourselves cowards, or think that fear means we can’t, or shouldn’t, or mustn’t. No.

It is just fear.

Excerpt from: #Quotes #RemoWilliams #StevenBarnes
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We're having a party...

People are joining the Lights Out Google+ Community to post until it's gone. Join in and celebrate the dying of the light if you're inclined.

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Final Hours of G+

I've found people and places that I'd not known of while G+ was kicking. Nevertheless, I'll be sad when the final bell tolls.

https://wheretofind.me/@chuckdee #GPlusRefugee #GPlusEnd

@jeffcliff this may sound like a shitpost but it actually happened. this event sparked the creation of the EFF

I remember this, and was thinking at the time, "No one will believe that this actually happened." And guess what, no one believes that this actually happened!

The Facts In The Case Of Dr. Andrew Wakefield

I found this quite informative and thought a few might enjoy the story also. #Medicine #Vaccinations #TheRestOfTheStory
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