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161  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: June 27, 2014, 11:09:13 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 27, 2014, 11:07:06 PM

Sure, why not.  I'm an independent, so no matter who we're talking about, I'm right! 

You've gone into your nonsense not addressing the question mode.  Guess we're done here. Locking thread.
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1/PS4/PS3/360/PC]Battlefield 4 on: June 27, 2014, 10:15:45 PM
Been really abusing people in the fast attack boats on the Naval maps. Sitting at personal bests on almost all stats

Knocking on 260 hours of play.

Flags Capped: 2,639
Flags Defended: 2,655
K/D: 2.1 new personal best
SPM: 483 new personal best
KPM: .78 new personal best
Skill: 469; new personal best
12,104 kills
W/L: 435 - 245 (98% solo)

Top Class: Support (two words: unlimited ammo)
Top weapon: RPK12, 3,567 kills
Top vehicle: LAV/IFV: 2,065 kills
163  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: June 27, 2014, 10:06:03 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 27, 2014, 06:30:08 PM

And remember, I'm an independent too.  It's the ONLY way to claim you're right no matter what happens.  I thank you for helping me realize that!


So it is okay as long as it's a Dem.  Gotcha.
164  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: June 27, 2014, 08:57:05 PM
Maybe
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: June 27, 2014, 07:12:39 PM
Yeah never bought.

Hope you feel like you've gotten your money's worth.
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: June 27, 2014, 06:07:03 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 27, 2014, 04:42:33 PM

Quote from: Andrew Wonser on June 27, 2014, 04:40:03 PM

I think it was at the last PAX, on the panel with Major Nelson, that one of the people flat out said no when asked if they were ever going to introduce new titans.

Bummer.  Well, I guess I'll just shift my hopes and dreams over to Titanfall 2.

I did that a looooooong time ago.
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3/360]Metal Gear Solid:Ground Zeroes on: June 27, 2014, 02:22:17 PM
Ah. He didn't say PS3.  Missed that.

Aaaaand my PS3 died shortly after finishing Last of Us....SO. PSP it is.
168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The 10 Commandments of RPGs on: June 27, 2014, 12:10:34 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 26, 2014, 07:42:08 PM

Quote from: farley2k on June 26, 2014, 05:08:02 PM

That reminds me, I should start up Skyrim again  icon_razz

Thou shalt play a Bethesda RPG for 100+ hours without finishing the main quest.

I'm still meaning to go back and finish Fallout 3.    icon_lol
169  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: June 27, 2014, 12:00:42 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 26, 2014, 09:17:20 PM

should we have stayed out of World War II and NOT acted to prevent Germany from overrunning Europe?  

I'm not sure if there is a rolleyes big enough for this question.  

Admittedly, I have moved more to an isolationist view since Gulf War 2 and the absolute waste of men and materiel that was Iraq and was (is) Afghanistan. I have also moved away from the blind patriotism that I used to have as I've read more about how the US has directly set the table for the mess we're in now and how the government (all three branches) moves more and more into the pocket of the corporations AND abuses (or perhaps ignores is the better word choice) the soldiers who protect our country once they get home (VA).  I also believe that there is a military industrial complex that continually stands to benefit from war/arming our future enemies...

In fact, I've moved so far to the left on the use of America's army as a global police force I wonder how I ever thought the other way.  This should be something that makes you happy, no? Or because it's a Dem in the whitehouse it's okay to warmonger?

170  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: June 26, 2014, 08:50:08 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 26, 2014, 08:43:24 PM

America (and almost every large nation) has provided support via weapons to countries they later end up fighting.  The problem is that sometimes you have to support the lesser evil to combat the much greater one.   We were buddies with Saddam during the Iran-Iraq war.  Then we weren't a few years later.

But not doing so can result in consequences far worse than looking hypocritical.

Diplomacy is a game that often just comes down to staying alive, not winning.

How does helping in syria keep us alive?   
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3/360]Metal Gear Solid:Ground Zeroes on: June 26, 2014, 08:22:12 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 26, 2014, 05:24:16 PM

Although I would recommend going with the HD version if you can find it.  Much easier to play with MGS 3 style controls vs Portable Ops (ie, 2 analog vs 1)

Explain.
172  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: June 26, 2014, 08:20:35 PM
Pretty late to the party. Is this a case of Obama sticking his thumb in Putin's eye? What do you think the chances are the congress gives it to him?  

The US powerheads just don't learn their lesson.  People we train today are the people we're fighting tomorrow.

173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The 10 Commandments of RPGs on: June 26, 2014, 05:00:55 PM
Great list.

First comment is strong too:

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Thou shalt stop playing for 6 months, resume playing but not remember what thou was doing, and inevitably restart the game.
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3/360]Metal Gear Solid:Ground Zeroes on: June 26, 2014, 04:58:55 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 26, 2014, 04:37:12 PM

ATB, not sure, but did you play Peace Walker?  It leads into GZ and if you go in blind the characters involved won't be as important.  It also contains spoilers about PW.

GZ is worth a play through so you can get used to the sneaking mechanics, especially if you are attuned with how MGS 3 played. 

I have it for the PSP but cannot find my power cord  crybaby
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3/360]Metal Gear Solid:Ground Zeroes on: June 26, 2014, 03:42:35 PM
Just watched a demo on Phantom Pain. Holy Moly. May be rescinding my 'won't buy it because MGSIV was the perfect ending to the series' statement.

Should I bother with Ground Zeros?
176  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Screws Us Again: Welcome to the Police State! on: June 26, 2014, 03:12:45 PM
Supremes strike down abortion buffer zone.

Not sure I get this.

Roberts opinion on this reads like an 8th grade civics essay "Petitioners wish to converse with their fellow citizens about an important subject on the public streets and sidewalks -- sites that have hosted discussions about the issues of the day throughout history,"

I'm about as anti-abortion as one can be, but 35 feet doesn't seem unreasonable or a violation the people's right to gather...?
177  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [FILM] The Interview - Rogen and Franco kill Kim Jong-Un on: June 26, 2014, 12:02:25 PM
Looks terrible.
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: June 26, 2014, 11:38:33 AM

Quote from: Crawley on June 25, 2014, 02:48:39 AM

Still the games a lot of fun. Just know to bug out when I start seeing a bunch of players with the same tag in their name.

 icon_lol

This is pretty much a rule in any MP game.  icon_razz  Unless you're with the GT crew and ready to hand out a dose of whip ass topped humble pie.  icon_wink
179  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First CK, now MO? on: June 26, 2014, 11:36:13 AM

Quote from: Arclight on June 25, 2014, 12:25:04 AM

haha, And I rest my case. eek

Oh and this just makes me mad.

Every response has been attempting to decompile your issue. No flaming. No piling on. None of that. Head meets wall
180  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First CK, now MO? on: June 26, 2014, 11:34:43 AM
Same thing I posted in the link Ken linked to:

Finally read the gobble gobble thread and I think the issues are

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1. No one responded in the thread.  It's frustrating when a thread one starts is a dud. Happens to everyone. Nothing personal. Especially on weekends.
2. Bitterness at no responses vented in a pretty jerky way.  I'm all up in these threads and I'm definitely not a part of any clique, though I do get why this place (all forums) at times feels cliquish.
3. On GT you make your presence known as much or as little as you want. I've had feuds on here that made me want to walk away forever.  But this really is the best forum on the net.
4. Sense of entitlement for having been around a long time. Sorry if you're feelings were hurt, but don't be petty. This is the best forum on the net (though it TOTALLY could use some more traffic and new blood) and it gives and takes away to all members regardless of seniority...

And yeah. Bad form. Hope MO is ok.
181  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Screws Us Again: Welcome to the Police State! on: June 25, 2014, 03:45:22 PM

Quote from: Fireball on June 25, 2014, 02:30:10 PM

Sure, that's understandable. Also, on the Republican side, there have been a lot of repeated names over the last 62 years. In fact, since 1952, the Republicans haven't won a single election for President without Richard Nixon or a George Bush on the ticket. They also ran only one ticket between 1952 and 2004 without a Nixon, Bush or Dole on the ticket:

1952: Eisenhower / Nixon - won
1956: Eisenhower / Nixon - won
1960: Nixon / Lodge - lost
1964: Goldwater / Miller - lost
1968: Nixon / Agnew - won
1972: Nixon / Agnew - won
1976: Ford / Dole - lost
1980: Reagan / Bush - won
1984: Reagan / Bush - won
1988: Bush / Quayle - won
1992: Bush / Quayle - lost
1996: Dole / Kemp - lost
2000: Bush / Cheney - sorta won
2004: Bush / Cheney - won

Wow.  I'd never noticed what a dynasty the Bush family. Thanks for posting.

Oh and:

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2000: Bush / Cheney - sorta won

 icon_lol
182  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Screws Us Again: Welcome to the Police State! on: June 25, 2014, 03:40:24 PM
The supremes got one right!  

So now you can get stopped based on an anonymous call and they can swab your mouth for DNA, but they cannot search your phone! slywink
183  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 10:34:03 PM
Oh and perhaps the point that Zeke is trying to make is that why are people sitting around fretting about a team name even if if it is offensive to them?

I find the band name Niggas With Attitude offensive. Same with Black Entertainment Television...but it's not my mission to correct those wrongs.
184  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First CK, now MO? on: June 24, 2014, 10:07:25 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 24, 2014, 08:06:11 PM

But I'm pretty sure there's not a Trendinati that's muscling people out that don't know the secret handshake.

Well at least not any forum but R&P.
185  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 10:05:59 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 24, 2014, 07:46:11 PM

Also, they don't have the power to make medicines (or anything) free.  Not sure where that concern even came from.   icon_confused


No but they do have the power to strip legally obtained TM's whenever they want apparently. So why not benefit mankind?

And I have no delusions about Snyder, but he's clearly not greasing the right palms.

Edit: I wish Pr0ner would chime in. I think he works in the patent/trademark field.



186  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 07:19:47 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 24, 2014, 04:41:15 PM

I have trouble understanding why someone who constantly rails against a government he feels shows undue favoritism to the rich and powerful would be up in arms over a minority successfully pleading their case in front of that same government...and winning their case.   icon_confused

Fair question.  They have removed the ability of a company to profit from its trademark and basically opened the floodgates for anyone to do anything with that logo.  Doesn't seem like it's a power they should use...unless, you know, it was to make cancer medicine free. Maybe Snyder's lobbying group isn't big enough or in enough pockets.

187  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 04:18:21 PM
The problem I have with this is that government stepped in and voided a legally granted trademark because it was 'offensive.'

188  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 23, 2014, 05:49:49 PM
189  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Screws Us Again: Welcome to the Police State! on: June 22, 2014, 03:12:13 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 22, 2014, 12:11:30 AM

Which is why those that were are also well off.  I'm not quite sure what point you're trying to make.   icon_confused

 nod

Yeah. i didn't type my second thought.

Point is they can't represent the people very well when they're not really 'one of us'.
190  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Screws Us Again: Welcome to the Police State! on: June 21, 2014, 11:51:35 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 21, 2014, 10:26:06 PM

I think it has more to do with the fact that most were successful lawyers before becoming a supreme.

Well sure.  But lots of congressmen were successful businessmen before being elected. 
191  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Screws Us Again: Welcome to the Police State! on: June 21, 2014, 04:56:36 PM
article in usatoday says all the supremes are millionares.... seems about right.  why be different from the house, senate and potus?
192  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 20, 2014, 04:46:07 PM

Quote from: Lee on June 20, 2014, 04:39:45 PM

I have learned that it's pointless.

As opposed to arguing on a forum?   icon_wink
193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon's new product: Holographic 3D Phone? on: June 19, 2014, 05:08:24 PM
AT&T only kills this for me.
194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Casey Kasem passed away today at the age of 82 on: June 18, 2014, 05:18:13 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 18, 2014, 02:16:21 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 18, 2014, 10:47:34 AM

Quote from: Harpua3 on June 18, 2014, 05:23:32 AM

Only 3 responses. icon_confused

I never had any affinity for him other than hearing his blooper reel where he blasted the program director for doing a dedication about a dog dying after an up tempo record.

I hated scooby doo and never knew he was cliff jumper until like 3 days ago.

I listened to his show every once in a while, but...well, he's not in my strike zone of celebrities I care particularly care about.

He was also Robin.

Always HATED Robin! Still do. In all media.
195  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 18, 2014, 04:10:23 PM
Washington Redskins have had their trademark pulled by the federal government.

Who's next?  NAACP? United Negro College Fund? BET? Cracker Barrel?

PC running amok.
196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books Read 2014 Edition on: June 18, 2014, 10:48:08 AM
If I didn't scroll through this thread, I would not have remembered that I was reading that grisham book.  I am about 1/2 way through Rothruss' first book. It's good, but apparently not a must read in my mind...

I have literally not finished a book this year.

Crazy.
197  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Casey Kasem passed away today at the age of 82 on: June 18, 2014, 10:47:34 AM

Quote from: Harpua3 on June 18, 2014, 05:23:32 AM

Only 3 responses. icon_confused

I never had any affinity for him other than hearing his blooper reel where he blasted the program director for doing a dedication about a dog dying after an up tempo record.

I hated scooby doo and never knew he was cliff jumper until like 3 days ago.

I listened to his show every once in a while, but...well, he's not in my strike zone of celebrities I care particularly care about.
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: June 18, 2014, 10:45:20 AM
I'm not attracted to MMO...so this is definitely a wait and see...especially since every MMO ever has never worked well the first......MONTHS after release. smile
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: June 18, 2014, 01:33:36 AM
I'm intentionally avoiding everything about this game.

Is it an MMO or what?
200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Wire: Where have you been all my life on: June 16, 2014, 04:20:01 PM
Though season 3 and taking a break so I don't burn through the whole series.
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