Category Archives: Politics

The GG

How the hell is it that your average gamer has better manners than a gubernatorial candidate?¬†Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has not called his opponent to extend the proverbial congratulatory hand shake, and sections of the internet seem to think this … Continue reading

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Things Exist Outside Your Country

This is mostly going to be about the United States- what with living here and all- but it applies to whatever country you happen to live in. Last night was the YTMAs (YouTube music awards) and not really caring about … Continue reading

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Fair Trade At Work

“Someone explain fair trade coffee to me,” my boss said as way of getting our weekly meeting started, “because it doesn’t make any sense to me.” There was a smattering of laughs and some grins from my co-workers. This is … Continue reading

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The Government Re-Opened, What a Surprise

If you’re surprised that a deal was reached at the last minute to re-open the government and raise the debt limit you haven’t been paying attention to American politics for the past decade. One side or the other, though it … Continue reading

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Yes, Please, Criticize Video Games

Why is it that gamers, generally speaking, seem incapable of grasping the larger implications of the medium they profess to love and- more importantly- wish to deny that games can be so much more than mindless entertainment? Kotaku has linked … Continue reading

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Why The Government Shut Down Scares Me

When reading about all the programs that would end up cut or functionally shut down, much of the media and blogosphere focused on the immediate social/artistic effects of the shutdown. No National Parks Service, no Smithsonian, no Library of Congress, … Continue reading

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