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DanteGabriel

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    Game design, video games, literature, illustration, construction of fictional worlds, Jane's Addiction, Transmetropolitan, Alan Moore, Hunter S. Thompson, Neal Stephenson, Terry Pratchett, NFL football, Dunhills, good whisky, doomed nobility, dirty politics, dynastic squabbling, filthy lucre

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  1. DanteGabriel

    Corona Horse, Corona Rider - Covid #9

    Boston local media had a story about how the Feds confiscated a shipment of PPE headed for Boston when it was in New York. No explanations that I have seen for the confiscation. They're doing it to states too, I guess.
  2. This is like the glaciers melting and revealing a bunch of frozen mammoths. Can we have Manhole back now too?
  3. DanteGabriel

    US Politics: coughing for peace is like dying for the economy

    Do what they are doing now, when he first raised the alarm instead of letting things get worse. How long would they have been kept at sea unless he leaked his letter?
  4. DanteGabriel

    Must do emergency travel

    Sorry for your loss, Ormond. I didn't get to be with my mother before she died. I hope having been there will be a comfort for you in the tough days ahead. Good luck with the arrangements (which can be really stressful even without a pandemic) and future travel.
  5. DanteGabriel

    US Politics: coughing for peace is like dying for the economy

    Because the current government would rather let people die than admit that there's a problem? They were willing to keep the ship in danger until the captain let word out. Captain Crozier's chief sin seems to have been displaying more concern for the lives of the people under him than the reputations of the people above him. ETA: I understand the Official Reasons why he was removed from command and the validity of the rules he broke. But his superiors put him in a shitty position and he made the humane choice. It's worth noting that the current Secretary of the Navy is in his posiiton because his predecessor disagreed with Trump's political interference with the military's punishment of a convicted war criminal.
  6. DanteGabriel

    US Politics: coughing for peace is like dying for the economy

    Help the sailors on that ship immediately, instead of dithering for days and then firing the captain when finally forced to respond? By the way, here's footage of those sailors cheering for their captain as he departs the ship. https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2020/04/03/navy-uss-roosevelt-commander-relieved-cheering-sailors-send-off-newday-vpx.cnn
  7. DanteGabriel

    US Politics: coughing for peace is like dying for the economy

    Yup. And the story about the plague-stricken carrier has been out there for a few days, but I've heard no reaction from the "support our troops" flag-humpers. You know, the people who've used the death of four Americans in a besieged embassy in Libya as a political cudgel for eight years, who now are fucking silent when their chickenhawk President lets a goddamn plague infect the whole fucking country.
  8. DanteGabriel

    US Politics: coughing for peace is like dying for the economy

    I'm not sure what prompted this comment, but I keep noticing that millionaire athletes are donating money to help people, while billionaire owners are laying people off.
  9. DanteGabriel

    US Politics: coughing for peace is like dying for the economy

    What the fuck, Simon? Week was pretty clear in his feelings about Biden. Are you just so lost in your own resentment that you're not even going to try to argue in good faith with people who actually fucking agree with you about 90% of shit?
  10. DanteGabriel

    Must do emergency travel

    Thank you for the update, Ormond. Glad the trip went smoothly, all things considered.
  11. DanteGabriel

    Must do emergency travel

    Good luck, Ormond. I also think you are doing the right thing, perilous though it may be. Best wishes to you and your family.
  12. DanteGabriel

    US Politics: Get Tested or Get Bested

    Spend any time in Maine besides the Portland food scene stuff and it's pretty obvious what a good son of the local sod Mr. King is.
  13. DanteGabriel

    US Politics: Get Tested or Get Bested

    Ruh roh. Has AOC been deemed unclean by "progressive" purists? If we're forecasting political futures and capacity to actually do anything useful for progressive causes, my money is definitely on AOC and not on the Cenk Uygurs of the world.
  14. "Fairy tale-dreamlike" is exactly the description I would use for the Green Scrubba-Bubble Ghosts that cleared out the siege of Minas Tirith.
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