No, Minecraft Does Not Have a “Sex Mod”

I sympathize with Betters-Midtvedt’s kid, but this is not how Minecraft works. She says her kid was using her smartphone to play Minecraft when it happened. Well guess what? There are no mods on Minecraft pocket edition. Minecraft has just rolled out a feature called “add-ons” which performs the same function mods do on a PC, but these don’t just pop up—you have to use a PC to download them and then connect the PC to your tablet or smartphone—and even then, you don’t encounter strangers when playing Minecraft unless you play on a server.

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You Don’t Like Trump? You Killed Christ.

What is a Pharisee, and what does it take to not be one? I’d argue that a Pharisee is one who elevates rules over people. The problem is that while Trump may not care about the rules, he also doesn’t care about people. Do evangelicals who oppose Trump do so because he breaks the rules, or because he doesn’t care about people? That is an interesting question, and would have made an interesting blog post. But that is not the question Riley sought to answer. Instead, Riley’s goal was to defend a man who cares about neither rules nor people. And that, my friends, is both terribly sad and horribly frightening.

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Why I Lied About My Rape

A guest post by K. Matthews. “I told myself what I thought was the real story: I did this to myself, or was at the very least complicit. I should have seen these consequences coming. I cannot be forgiven. I hope someone will still be able to love me someday. I hope that I am not worthless.”

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Lesbian Duplex 91: An Open Thread

It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also.

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Saturday Link Love: People’s History, Gender and Autism, and Email Lists

Saturday Link Love is a new feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier.

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Anonymous Tip: Supreme Court 101

Peter says they’re still going to take the case to the Supreme Court. The next section is a phone call between Farris and Charles French, the law professor at the University of Michigan that Joe knew. But first, Peter took the rest of the day off to talk to Gwen’s parents. Which amounts to the whole day off, because if you remember, Gwen came in at 9:15 am. But if you’re your own boss, I suppose you can do that.

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Playing the Hitler Game

The comparisons being drawn between Hitler and Trump are kind of hard to miss. I’ve ready many an article explaining that Trump’s rhetoric or policies are similar to those of Hitler, or comparing our moment in history to that of Germany in the early 1930s. But progressives are not the only ones drawing Hitler comparisons this election, and Trump is not the only figure to star in these narratives.

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Third Presidential Debate Thread

Oops, sorry guys, I meant to get this up earlier! Enjoy!

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Governor Bevin Warns of Bloodshed

Bevin sounds like my father, and like so many other homeschool fathers I grew up knowing in the conservative evangelical community in which I grew up. And that’s not a coincidence. Bevin is a homeschool father.

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Donald Trump’s Islamophobic Fear Mongering Is Disgusting

I am far more concerned about being killed by an armed white male upset at his ex-wife, or angry at the government, upset with his coworkers, than I am about being killed by Muslims inspired by terrorist groups abroad. And well I should be! Since 2002, 94 people have been killed in the U.S. by jihadists. During that same time, there have been over 200,000 murders in the U.S. Donald Trump can take his mailing and stuff it.

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