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Ian David

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Please help me mend relations with a Turkish dude trying to kill me in an online game

Apparently, the game "War Commander" is popular in Turkey, and there is a large contingency of Turkish players who have banded together to drive me from the sector, because one of them picked a fight with me.

It's a war game, so you're bound to make enemies, and I *have* done things to piss OTHER people off... just not THIS guy.

Who has then gotten his Turkish facebook friends to all attack my base, constantly.

It's one thing to have ONE enemy, but he's orchestrating SIX people against me. That's no longer friendly competition, that's wanton slaughter. Sigh. It's not what I consider fun, but I'm not taking it too seriously, so don't worry.

Just seriously enough to ask for help to overcome this inconvenience.

He's not a reasonable kind of guy. For no reason, he hurls personal insults and drops f-bombs and whatnot.

Anyway, I was wondering if there was a traditional Turkish way to apologize or mend fences with someone, that he might appreciate enough to give me some breathing room.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

You know, I THOUGHT there was something suspicious. Check the security tape...


Progressive Massachusetts 2013 Policy Conference Sunday, March 24, 2013


Program for Our 2013 Policy Conference – Sunday, March 24, 2013

We actively engages our members across a range of issues that impact social, economic, environment and criminal justice. Our members tell us they are more effective when talking to neighbors, advocacy groups and legislators when they are fully versed on the issues and potential progressive solutions. To this end, we have organized a policy conference on March 24th at Lasell College in Newton, Massachusetts. Registration is $50/person, to cover meals, administrative and building costs; different payment options appear below.

Our conference will feature leading experts on progressive issues in Massachusetts, with special emphasis on our priorities — health care, economic development and justice, election and campaign reform, criminal justice, the environment and new revenue. Speakers will be encouraged to share a broad perspective on each subject as well as suggest critical progressive solutions.
Welcome and Networking Breakfast (8:00 – 9:00)

Steve Grossman, State Treasurer

Morning Panels (9:00 – 12:30)
Health Care

Ari Fertig, moderator
Ben Day, Director, Organizing, Health Care Now
Brian Rosman, Research Director, Health Care for All
Don Berwick, Former Administrator, Medicare/Medicaid


Suzanne Lee, moderator
Lisa Guisbond, Vice President of Citizens for Public Schools and a policy analyst at the National Center for Fair & Open Testing, FairTest
Diana Lam, Head of School, Conservatory Lab Charter School
Susan Naimark, Author, “The Education of a White Parent”
Paul Toner, President, Massachusetts Teachers’ Association (MTA)

Election and Campaign Reform

Avi Green, moderator
Brenda Wright, Vice President, Legal Strategies, Demos
Nick Nyhart, President and CEO, Public Campaign
John Bonifaz, Executive Director, Free Speech for People

Economic Development

State Sen. Dan Wolf, moderator
Barry Bluestone, Director, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, Northeastern University
Greg Bialecki, Secretary, Massachusetts Department of Economic Development & Housing
Harris Gruman, Executive Director, State Council, SEIU

Criminal Justice and Gun Control

Aron Goldman, moderator
John Larivee, Executive Director, Community Resources for Justice
Jake Sullivan, City of Boston Liaison to Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Chelan Brown, Director, AWAKE
Cassandra Bensahih, EPOCA


Dan Cohen, moderator
Jeff Bernstein, Policy Analyst, Mass Budget and Policy
Andi Mullen, Campaign Manager, Campaign for Our Communities
State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz and State Representative Jim O’Day,
Act to Invest in Our Communities Lead Sponsors


Winston Vaughan, moderator
Sylvia Broude, Executive Director at Toxics Action Center
Sonia Hamel, Senior Associate for the Center for Climate Strategies
Gary Rucinski, Citizens Climate Lobby

Luncheon Wrap Up -

Aaron Tanaka, Co-founder and former Executive Director of the Boston Workers’ Alliance

Afternoon Workshops (2:00 – 5:00) – Carin Schiewe, Facilitator

Understand and acquiring power
Building a progressive movement
Organizing and advocating on Beacon Hill


Lasell College - Winslow Academic Center
1844 Commonwealth Avenue - Newton, Massachusetts

Nearest T-Stop: Green Line – Riverside Station
Registration – $50 - https://secure.actblue.com/page/learnandshare

Registration fee covers food, building and administrative costs.

Or become a monthly contributor and Registration will be included! Please contact us [grassroots@progressivemass.com] if cost is a hardship; scholarships available with pre-arrangement.


Facebook Event [http://progma.us/2013Conference_FB]
Full Conference Agenda [http://progressivemass.com/conference] [this page]
PDF Conference Flier – HALF SHEET (print double side/cut to save paper!) (updated 3/17)

Progressive Massachusetts (“Progressive Mass”) is a new, statewide grassroots organization built from the ground up by organizers and activists from across Massachusetts. We organize around progressive issues in Massachusetts, help elect and support progressive candidates for public office who are committed to making a difference on these issues, and hold elected officials accountable to progressive positions and values. Progressive Mass welcomes all progressives regardless of political affiliation.


Last night, I was watching The Colgate Comedy Hour with Abbot and Costello.

It's available on Netflix.


During the first episode, they had a commercial for bath sized Palmolive soap bars. The commercial featured a topless girl, about age 4 or 5, in a bath tub, and you could clearly see her dirty pillows.

If it's good enough for 1950 broadcast television, it should be good enough for Wal-Mart.

Here's the commercial:

Get a Brain! Morans

Farewell, Dungeon Master....

I'd like to suggest a dedicated email address for the MIRT team

I can conceive it working one of three ways.


1) When you send an email to MIRT, any member of the team can access the mailbox and choose to refer it to the rest of the team, or reply to your email.

2) When you send an email to MIRT, it is forwarded at random to three different MIRT members, and they can choose (or not) to refer it to the rest of the team, or to reply to your email.

3) When you send an email to MIRT, it is forwarded at random to one MIRT member, and they can choose (or not) to refer it to the rest of the team, or to reply to your email.

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