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The LGBTQ Community Is Locked and Loaded

"After the Orlando shooting I came out, loud. I told my friends and everyone around me that I was trans and that I was here," Mercado had a brand new sense of self and an identity that she had just gotten brave enough to declare, and it was being threatened. "That was when I realized that I'm statistically more likely to be a victim. I'm trans, I'm a person of color, I'm more likely to be targeted. I'm more likely to be in a place where everyone is being targeted, just like the Orlando folks. I was just like, damn, I need a gun more than these conservative rednecks do."
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The LGBTQ Community Is Locked and Loaded

"After the Orlando shooting I came out, loud. I told my friends and everyone around me that I was trans and that I was here," Mercado had a brand new sense of self and an identity that she had just gotten brave enough to declare, and it was being threatened. "That was when I realized that I'm statistically more likely to be a victim. I'm trans, I'm a person of color, I'm more likely to be targeted. I'm more likely to be in a place where everyone is being targeted, just like the Orlando folks. I was just like, damn, I need a gun more than these conservative rednecks do."
Motherboard

The 'Maserati of Microprocessor Prosthetics' Costs $120,000

"Every neighborhood has a kid who gets hurt doing something stupid, and I was that kid," Andrew Carter said. Carter, who is now a music attorney for major film studio in Los Angeles, was 14 when he snuck into an abandoned steel mill. For Pittsburgh kids in the '80s, the rusting corpses of industrial sites were everywhere. The opportunity and danger of a little trespassing was irresistible. Carter climbed an electrical tower and ended up touching a live wire. "It should have killed me, but didn'
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Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide review

Vermintide is in many ways Left 4 Dead with a Warhammer skin. Characters yell out the locations of ammunition dumps and bandages, cry out when a rush of Skaven is on the way, and beg for help when they’re injured. Some missions involve gathering barrels of fuel and depositing them in a getaway vehicle. You know that swoopy camera move that pans over every Left 4 Dead stage, then zooms into the back of your character’s head? Vermintide does that, too. Frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that Dwarven Ranger Bardin Goreksson hates stairs, trains, and lawyers.
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