Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
Our Stupid Voting System! Now With Reform Legislation?
As we all know, the GOP won quite a few elections in 2010. While there have been a lot of consequences to this, one that has been largely overlooked in the national media is the effect this will have on people's ability to vote. The GOP is waging a systemic campaign to deny the right to vote from young people, minorities, and the poor. Coincidentally all Democratic voters. The Brennan Center did a study on these changes in the law and came to the conclusion that up to 5 million Americans could be affected. All in the name of solving a problem that no one can find examples of, much less wide spread examples of: voter fraud.
The White House has noticed, and the DoJ is suing to block a Texas redistricting plan that limits the representation of minorities, but outside the Jim Crow South, the VRA doesn't have as much power and it becomes much more difficult for the federal government to block the states.
Meanwhile, women who have been voting for seven decades are being denied voter ID cards, despite bringing her old voter registration card, birth certificate, lease, and rent receipt. Because she didn't have a copy of her marriage certificate when she adopted her husband's name. Coincidentally, she's black. And says it was easier to vote during the Jim Crow era.
This is one of the most important things currently going on in this country, but only a few Democrats are talking about it. So let's talk about it.
My cousin made this game: Gem Pop. It's legitimately fun, particularly for people who enjoy Bejewled, Dr. Mario, Tetris, etc. kinds of games. Only two bucks! If you try it out, PM me with what you think of it.