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3 days ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 2 replies · +8 points

For anyone interested, I created a Mark Spoils Discord server: https://discord.gg/KFkWJDJ

I think it might be fun to have some live chat about the things we usually talk about here, and more. It's a work in progress, so I'm always open to suggestions for new channels, better categories, bots, and so on.

3 days ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 2 replies · +2 points

OK, I've created a server: https://discord.gg/KFkWJDJ

I've set it up with channels that I think will be useful, and I've posted some basic rules (basically the same rules as here and on Mark Reads and Mark Watches).

3 days ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 1 reply · +1 points

I'm willing to start it, but I won't be the only admin. I'm going to set something up and see what I can do.

5 days ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 9 replies · +2 points

Honestly, ever since I found out discord was a thing, I've thought it might actually be a not unreasonable addition to Mark Spoils in general...

3 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +4 points

I’m on mobile so it’s a little challenging to write a long rot13 reply, but I just want to say thank you, this is very much appreciated and enlightening.

3 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 2 replies · +6 points

V qba'g xabj jung gb qb. V qba'g xabj vs gurer'f nalguvat V pna qb. Gur zbarl jbhyqa'g rira or na vffhr (zl pbzcnal vf npghnyyl irel genaf-sevraqyl, naq V guvax bhe vafhenapr cynaf pbire n YBG zber guna zbfg), vg'f zber gur rguvpf (ner gurer qbpgbef jub jbhyq cresbez gung xvaq bs fhetrel ba abaovanel crbcyr?) naq gur evfx, pbafvqrevat vg'f irel zhpu abg erirefvoyr. Orpnhfr gur guvat vf, V'z abg ragveryl fher vs guvf vf fbzrguvat V ernyyl jnag be whfg rail bs fbzrguvat V qba'g unir.

Vs V raq hc npghnyyl genafvgvbavat, V xabj sbe n snpg gung jvyy raq zl eryngvbafuvc jvgu zl tveysevraq. Fur'f irel fgenvtug naq pbafvqref crargengvba ol n cravf n erdhverzrag sbe ure frkhny rawblzrag. Ohg nf zhpu nf vg jbhyqa'g fbyir gur travgny ceboyrz, V fgvyy jnag gb pbafvqre ubezbarf svefg. Orpnhfr nf zhpu nf V'z abg srznyr, V jnag n zber srzvavar obql, naq V guvax zl tveysevraq pbhyq or BX jvgu gung nf ybat nf zl bhgjneq cerfragngvba vf zber be yrff arhgeny (gubhtu V'q or irel unccl sbe gur fzbbgure fxva naq gur obql unve erqhpgvba). V whfg jbeel gung vs V fgneg qbja gung ebnq jvgu ure haqrefgnaqvat gung gung'f nf sne nf vg jvyy tb, naq gura punatr zl zvaq, fur'yy srry orgenlrq naq srry yvxr fur jnfgrq ure gvzr fgnlvat jvgu zr.

V'z ybbxvat vagb gurencl ntnva, orpnhfr boivbhfyl gung'f na vzcbegnag cneg bs gur cebprff ertneqyrff bs jung V raq hc qbvat. Zbfgyl V whfg arrqrq gb irag (naq cebonoyl enzoyr n ybg), orpnhfr vg'f orra ba zl zvaq.

3 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 3 replies · +6 points

Unrot13 this part first:

CW: traqre dhrfgvbavat, gnyx bs travgnyvn, frk

Then the rest, if you choose to continue.

Fb, V qba'g ernyyl xabj jurer ryfr gb chg guvf orpnhfr guvf vf bar bs gur yrnfg frnepunoyr cynprf ba gur vagrearg, cyhf V'z hfvat ebg13. V'q chg vg ba ghzoye, ohg V ubarfgyl qba'g xabj vs nalbar V xabj va erny yvsr unccraf gb ernq vg bssyvar, yvxr guebhtu EFF be fbzrguvat.

V srry yvxr V'z fghpx, traqre-jvfr. V vqragvsl abj nf abaovanel - ntraqre, fcrpvsvpnyyl - orpnhfr ab ovanel traqre ernyyl frrzf gb svg. Juvpu vf hasbeghangr, orpnhfr vs V vqragvsvrq nf srznyr, nyzbfg rirelguvat jbhyq or fb zhpu rnfvre.

V ernyyl gubhtug V jnf cnfg guvf, ubarfgyl. V gubhtug V jnf whfg unccvyl abaovanel naq pbhyq tb ba sebz gurer naq rirelguvat jbhyq or whfg svar.

Gur guvat vf, V ungr gur fghcvq shpxvat travgnyf V jnf obea jvgu. Nf V bapr chg vg, "V jbhyq engure or pbapnir guna pbairk." Yvxr, V whfg ungr gung gurer'f guvf fghss nggnpurq gb zl pebgpu gung'f ceriragvat vg sebz orvat ... jryy, sbe ynpx bs n orggre grez, inpnag. V nz rkgerzryl raivbhf bs pvf jbzra sbe gung. (V'z rkpyhqvat genaf zra sebz zl rail orpnhfr sbe bar guvat, V jvyy arire rail zra sbe nalguvat, naq sbe nabgure, V'z fher n ybg bs gurz ner yrff unccl jvgu gurve travgnyvn naq jbhyq cersre fbzrguvat ryfr.)

Naq gurer'f ab jnl V pna unir nal bs gung punatrq hayrff V vqragvsl nf ovanel srznyr, juvpu V whfg ... V gevrq. V ernyyl gevrq, naq V qba'g xabj vs vg'f whfg gung V'z abg hfrq gb vg, fb rirelguvat frrzrq n yvggyr fgenatr, be vs V whfg qvqa'g srry gur pbzzvgzrag gb pbzcyrgryl punatvat zl crefbany fglyr naq nccrnenapr gb znxr vg jbex. Varegvn vf n ovt guvat jvgu zr. Znlor V fubhyq unir nabgure tb ng vg?

V jvfu zntvp jrer n guvat. Tvir zr n genafsvthengvba fcryy be cbylwhvpr cbgvba (jvgu gur pbafrag bs gur crefba jubfr unve V jbhyq hfr, bs pbhefr) whfg gb gel vg bhg naq frr vs V rira yvxr vg. Naq vg pbhyq or qbar vafgnagyl, naq V pbhyq punatr onpx vs vg qvqa'g srry evtug.

Naq vg'f abg rira n frkhny guvat, orpnhfr yvxr, V fcraq yrff guna gjb cre prag bs zl yvsr univat frk. Vg'f nyy nobhg gur erfg bs gur gvzr. V jnag gurer gb or abguvat cerfrag gurer. Gur rail V srry sbe crbcyr jub unir fhpu travgnyvn naq npprcg vg vf nobhg vg whfg orvat gurer (be sbe gur zbfg cneg, abg orvat gurer) guna nalguvat ryfr. V zrna, fher, gurer'f n frkhny pbzcbarag, V jba'g yvr - V'q ybir gb srry frk sebz gung crefcrpgvir. Ohg V'q nyfb ybir gb whfg fvg nebhaq jngpuvat GI naq abg unir n qnza cravf.

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3 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 4 replies · +5 points

long, rambling personal post below, all in rot13.

4 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +4 points

Michigan is at least somewhat badly gerrymandered. Democrats won the popular vote in Michigan last Tuesday by seven points, but evenly split the state's House seats with the Republicans. Based on the percentages, they probably should have won 8 of the 14 seats instead of 7. Which doesn't sound like that big a difference, but it means that probably up to a million people in Michigan are essentially unrepresented in Congress.

4 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 5 replies · +7 points

Support/Action/Resistance/Survival Thread (106/208)

This will be my last time posting this thread, but don't let up. Keep the resistance alive and growing.

OK, so we broke through in a lot of places, but thanks to fascists in Florida, Indiana, Missouri, and North Dakota, we didn't actually take back the Senate, despite flipping Nevada and probably Arizona.

The governorhships in the midwest give me hope, because it means maybe we can get Wisconsin and Michigan un-gerrymandered after the 2020 census. Because Democrats won a minority of congressional seats from them despite winning the popular vote in both by more than 5 points.

Democrats broke the supermajorities in both state houses in North Carolina, and if the resistance can continue into 2020, maybe they'll retain the governorship there and win back the state legislature entirely, and be able to un-gerrymander that state, too.

Virginia has elections again in 2019. In Tim Kaine's massive Senate re-election landslide, he won eight Republican-held House of Delegates districts and six state Senate districts, all by more than 2 points. If those all go blue in 2019, along with all currently Democratic held seats, Democrats would then control the House of Delegates 57-43 and the Senate 25-15 and the Republican Party of Virginia would be entirely shut out of power at the state and federal level. It will be effectively dead and I will dance on its grave.