Aerial close up of the city resource center (The Venus Project)

What Could the Cities of Tomorrow Under a Resource Based Economy Look Like?

The world of tomorrow cannot be built upon the infrastructure of yesterday. James O’Neill Introduction If you do not know what a Resource Based Economy is then you will want to check out my posts below for more information: The Cancer of Capitalism and Its Antidote How will a RBE Work? What will it look like? Productivity […]

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Tension within Monetary Systems Flow Chart

Tension and the Harms of Methods of Exchange

The genesis for this post is from my weekend Twitch stream where I stream politics on Fridays (for ~3 hours) and Saturdays (for ~ 1 hour). I was wanting to add something different to my stream to help make my thoughts clearer to others, so I was thinking using Scapple which is an amazing mind mapping tool that I use A LOT when I write or when I need to attempt to clarify my thinking (such as you see in this post).

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The Fate of Alien RPG

After completing our Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) campaign – Descent to Avernus – we will most likely be shifting over to a new survival horror system – Alien RPG. We usually take a sci-fi break every so often between D&D games which is always welcomed. In this post I will offer a quick analysis of the system and provide a way to use Fate’s amazing storytelling tools to help drive and maintain the game driving forward and to increase the depth of storytelling.

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The Fate of Icarus, The Dark Matter-Mandalorian Inspired Star Wars Campaign

Introduction So, our RPG group is about to finish Balder’s Gate: Descent into Avernus where Zazzu, my Female Tiefling Warlock who now wields Zariel’s sword, will hopefully be able to redeem the fallen angel, Zariel, and bring her back to the the light. Here is my post on the starting of this campaign if you […]

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A Veteran’s Reflection on Veterans Day

Today I went to my daughter’s school’s Veterans Day program. Once I returned home from that I started writing first by putting my thoughts into a few Facebook posts and then moved those thoughts to a draft blog post as I am want to do. I really needed to get it out of my head, and because of that I also live streamed my thoughts on this through my Twitch channel too. It was an emotional day and I am NOT that sort of guy.

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I agree with the president (Trump): If you don't like it here then you can leave. See how many people will post this.

Open Letter to Conservatives Who Think Progressives Should Just GTFO If They do Not Like It

Introduction If any of you know me in real life you may or may not know that my entire family (as far as I am aware) is conservative – some even blindly so. As agonizingly progressive as I am this makes family events a very delicate thing. My mother and I cannot even broach a […]

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Full Painting for Balder's Gate Descent to Avernus Books Cover

New D&D Campaign – Descent into Avernus

We finished Dragon Heist/Dungeon of the Mad Mage 6 weeks ago (3 sessions ago because we play every 2 weeks) and we excitedly moved on to Balder’s Gate: Descent to Avernus. Currently, we just finished our second session of Descent into Avernus and our party makeup seems just a little weird to me, but that will be fun… I think! =)

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Arthur Fleck Laughing Despairingly on a Bus (Joker 2019)

Themes, Messages, and Symbolism from the Movie “Joker”

I just saw the movie (Wed, 9 Oct 2019) and then was able to watch the movie again a week later (Wed, 16 Oct 2009) with my mother, and was able to take some quick notes to help fill out my rather large post. I really, really wish I had a DVD of this or was able to stream this so I can do this movie and post some real justice! There is so much more I am missing, but alas!

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Political Compass for 2020 Election

Political Compass for 2020 Election

Introduction This will be a followup to my previous post Progressive Candidates for 2020 Presidential Election which can show you in a more graphical way why I support these candidates. Political Compass 2020 In the image below which was pulled from US Presidential Candidates 2020 (Political Compass) you can see that Steve Saylor is NOT […]

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Term Limits for Politicians Solve Very Little

Introduction I am writing this article pursuant to this link found on Facebook which talks about Ted Cruz submitting legislation to enact term limits for senators. Now, just the fact that some of the most repulsive Tea Party Republicans were supporting it should automatically make you take a second look at what they are suggesting […]

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Carl Sagan from his Keynote Speech at the Emerging Issues Forum in Cornell University in Feb of 1990

Carl Sagan’s Keynote Speech at the 5th Emerging Issues Forum (1990)

Introduction If you have not watched this amazing video of Carl Sagan from his Keynote Speech at the 5th Emerging Issues Forum in Feb of 1990 (1 hour 5 min) where he talks about climate change, then do it NOW! Sadly, his powerful and amazingly prophetic words are still very, very relevant today. I also […]

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A Timeline of Earth's Average Temperature Since the Last Ice Age Glaciation (XKCD)

A Timeline of Earth’s Average Temperature Since the Last Ice Age Glaciation (XKCD)

Here is an Amazing infographic showing the timeline of Earth’s average temperature from XKCD. I have seen this before, but now, since I am posting much more ravenously I thought I would introduce you all to it. Enjoy! Earth Temperature Timeline (XKCD) Climate Change, Explained in One Simple Comic (Climate Central News)

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