Quote from Jay13x »
The issue in ferguson was a complete and utter lack of transparency, coupled with a town with systemic abuses of the poor population.
Reuters interviewed 25 African American male officers on the NYPD, 15 of whom are retired and 10 of whom are still serving. All but one said that, when off duty and out of uniform, they had been victims of racial profiling, which refers to using race or ethnicity as grounds for suspecting someone of having committed a crime.
The officers said this included being pulled over for no reason, having their heads slammed against their cars, getting guns brandished in their faces, being thrown into prison vans and experiencing stop and frisks while shopping. The majority of the officers said they had been pulled over multiple times while driving. Five had had guns pulled on them.
The black officers interviewed said they had been racially profiled by white officers exclusively, and about one third said they made some form of complaint to a supervisor.
All but one said their supervisors either dismissed the complaints or retaliated against them by denying them overtime, choice assignments, or promotions. The remaining officers who made no complaints said they refrained from doing so either because they feared retribution or because they saw racial profiling as part of the system.
Quote from Kapak44 »I can already hear a flurry of new riots/protests from the Ferguson crowd.
Police reports say that officers performed CPR and delivered first aid to Mr. Scott. The video shows that for several minutes after the shooting, Mr. Scott remained face down with his hands cuffed behind his back. A second officer arrives, puts on blue medical gloves and attends to Mr. Scott, but is not shown performing CPR. As sirens wail in the background, a third officer later arrives, apparently with a medical kit, but is also not seen performing CPR.
Quote from HydraTMD »Deep Spawn for me. A 6/6 trampler who helps fill your graveyard and has an (albeit not so good) self-defense mechanism? And a giant lobster?! Too bad he costs 8...
Quote from Arcesious »I've for some time had a vague understanding of the reasons behind this currently polarizing matter of Islamic extremism that has, as far as I can tell, exploded in my lifetime.
Quote from bakgat »I think that the main problem is that if you where to kill in the name of Christ / Krishna / Buddha you would have real writings to support the idea that you are going against the teachings of religion. With Islam that certainly is not the case. They are commanded to use the sword and have used the sword to conquer many places.
Also they hold none of the rights and privileges that us westerners hold sacred. They have no problem imposing there religious tyranny on others,.
Quote from Gabriel Chase »Like all other philosophies, religions and ideologies, ‘Islam’ teaches a variety of things. It’s the disconnect between theory and practice that causes problems, with every side considering themselves ‘right’. Thankfully, the majority of those who live in the Western world tend to incorporate more tolerant ideas (though not enough). However, those who preach a more violent version tend to have Islamic legal history on their side.
Quote from Burntgerbil »
If you present a deck to be cut and they tap it and say "It's good" - and that's the nature of your whole playgroup, then that invites fishy behavior.
Quote from Hunding Gjornersen »After review, I don't think that Gulag EDH is for me, but that's neither here nor there.
On a more constructive note: If Contamination, Blood Moon, and Back to Basics are banned then why aren't Infernal Darkness, Naked Singularity, Reality Twist, and Ritual of Subdual also banned? Similar for Vandalblast and Calming Verse; Constant Mists and Dawnstrider/Sunstone.
Quote from Force of Ill »
The list made it even more swingy. As some of the answers to "swingy" cards are on your actual ban list.
So yes, in my opinion, dead eye navigator is easily dealt with.
I've played with the ban list in mind. And it just turned ugly for a bit.
It was a slugfest in which ramp/control was the most viable. And overextending was no problem, cause half of the solutions is on your list..
Especially with regards to balanced land-selections this was somewhat horrible as Blood Moon is so much more than a tool of punishment as it turned out.
Quote from Crysknife »It depends on the group - i straddle two.
One is made of game devs, and they all pack high powered decks and cards. Its sort of assumed that diplomacy provides the checks needed. It helps that they tend to enjoy ridiculous plays and game states for their own sake, while some will also build really creative theme decks.
In the other group, mostly old college friends, there's players less invested in Magic. There, some cards will elicit groans when played by the "good" players. In that group, I tend to lean more toward the french banlist, and the players wi larger collections tend to self-censor a little bit more.