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Political Musings

The political process has been on my mind for quite some time. I blame the recent elections, family discussions and a few lectures at college. I plan on exploring concepts regarding government and invite everyone (all 6 of you) to participate. While I am using tumblr as a means of collecting my thoughts, I want more than just an echo chamber. I want the opinions and criticisms of others. If you catch me making arguments without proper sources or using unsound logic, please call me on it.

DON’T WORRY

Most of the entries will be about government’s structure, function and ethical imperatives NOT trending political topics.


in·car·cer·a·tion

Pronunciation: /in-ˌkär-sə-ˈrā-shən/

Function: n

1 : a confining or state of being confined to a cell

cell 1

Pronunciation: (sɛl)

Function: n

1 : a small simple room, as in a prison, convent, monastery, or asylum; cubicle

3 : biology the basic structural and functional unit of living organisms. It consists of a nucleus, containing the genetic material, surrounded by the cytoplasm in which are mitochondria, lysosomes, ribosomes, and other organelles. All cells are bounded by a cell membrane; plant cells have an outer cell wall in addition

7 : a small religious house dependent upon a larger one

car·ci·no·ma 

Pronunciation: (ˌkɑːsɪˈnəʊmə)

Function: n

1 : any malignant tumour derived from epithelial tissue

2 : another name for cancer

"One American adult in 100 festers behind bars (with the rate rising to one in nine for young black men). Its imprisoned population, at 2.3m, exceeds that of 15 of its states. No other rich country is nearly as punitive as the Land of the Free. The rate of incarceration is a fifth of America’s level in Britain, a ninth in Germany and a twelfth in Japan." - The Economist

And to think most election campaigns only come bi-annually. /s

SOMEONE hasn’t read the Darkest Night Series. 
sedatephobia:

pacalin:

WOW. Very, very cool concept. Makes you wonder what the HECK is going on down there.
helmhammerhand:

galileogst:bohemianlikeyou:clutteredgypsy

SOMEONE hasn’t read the Darkest Night Series. 

sedatephobia:

pacalin:

WOW. Very, very cool concept. Makes you wonder what the HECK is going on down there.

helmhammerhand:

galileogst:bohemianlikeyou:clutteredgypsy

I might as well come out of the closet… I love Duran Duran. This in addition to John Cusack are the two things I will always take a guilty pleasure in.

tumblrbot: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INANIMATE OBJECT?

Bicycle bicycle bicycle 
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle 
I want to ride my bicycle 
I want to ride my bike 
I want to ride my bicycle 
I want to ride it where I like 

sedatephobia:

abloodymess:sunshadowpoet:-blackmarket:drhotcoffee:(via herdofcats)
Wisdom.

Could not stop laughing when I read this.

sedatephobia:

abloodymess:sunshadowpoet:-blackmarket:drhotcoffee:(via herdofcats)

Wisdom.

Could not stop laughing when I read this.

Currently playing a savage worlds campaign with friends called Necessary Evil. You are essentially a supervillian stuck saving the world from Alien Overlords (all the superheros have been killed). For anyone with the nostalgia, the system plays a lot like City of Villians. 

So why the photo above? Aquaman is perhaps the easiest/cheapest hero to create within the gaming system. 

Beyond that, Pinnacle has recently revised the gaming mechanics for all of their settings. Included among these is Deadlands, a game I dont feel I gave enough of a chance the first time around. Fully immersed in the game mechanics of Savage Worlds, a cthulhu-esque Weird West campaign has been brewing. Perhaps I should use these last few days of Google Wave to actually game with it like I had intended.

Currently playing a savage worlds campaign with friends called Necessary Evil. You are essentially a supervillian stuck saving the world from Alien Overlords (all the superheros have been killed). For anyone with the nostalgia, the system plays a lot like City of Villians. 

So why the photo above? Aquaman is perhaps the easiest/cheapest hero to create within the gaming system. 

Beyond that, Pinnacle has recently revised the gaming mechanics for all of their settings. Included among these is Deadlands, a game I dont feel I gave enough of a chance the first time around. Fully immersed in the game mechanics of Savage Worlds, a cthulhu-esque Weird West campaign has been brewing. Perhaps I should use these last few days of Google Wave to actually game with it like I had intended.

"There is no one who loves pain itself, who seeks after it and wants to have it, simply because it is pain…"
Cicero