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161  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Accents] What the heck happened in the UK? on: April 29, 2013, 03:07:31 PM
Canada as well. There is the East Coast accent, the Newfoundland accent, Quebec French speaking, There is a slight difference in the Western provinces.(I think they put it on to sound like Cowboys)
But coming from England(born in London) even in the city of London there are different accents. Cockney being one. But yeah, I've often pondered that and how it comes to be.
162  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Neverwinter on: April 27, 2013, 02:32:44 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 25, 2013, 05:11:50 PM

picked Mindflayer as well.

Shivra @ carverllewis

Didn't you get the Founders Pack? I bought it and supposedly I can log-in for the first time today. Although I think its a couple of hours away for that.
Just curious, but you probably gave in and clicked, Hero of the North....OR?................
163  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Neverwinter on: April 26, 2013, 03:25:51 PM
Has anyone heard about future class additions? Five seem a bit shallow for a MMO. Or are the D&D 4e rules prohibitive in that area?
164  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic (dev posts, news items, fan sites etc.) on: April 11, 2013, 06:29:26 PM
I've been playing the new expansion to ToR. The Rise and Fall of the Hutt Empire...something like that.. icon_lol

Took my limp noodle of a PvP character, 50 commando to Makeb, or is it Makeme?? I dunno.

The planet looks fine, but its a cheesy layout that is trying to make you feel the world is bigger than it is. Chunks of land with a void in between them. Getting around Make-me is a mess if you ask me.
When you take a taxi you get the lift of sequence but then, zap you're at the destination. Again I think this is to keep how small it is from our view.

I really don't get that new-content, lots to do again feeling from it. People blew through the 5 new levels in a couple of days, some less than a day. I know there are always the one's doing the "I finished first" thing, but even a casual player will be capped in no time.

For all the time they put into this expansion it feels more like an update than an ex-pac.
For me the score I would give it  would be a sloppy 3 out of 10. Unless they packed all the fun and exciting stuff into the last level I feel pretty much assured that I've seen what Make-me is all about.

And here's a real kicker of a bug that's cropped up since the update. Going into a WZ I notice a fellow commando @lv 35. I check out his HP and he's at something like 24,000. I looked at mine, and I'm geared really well;
my HP's were 19000. I started a chat about it, and I guess I was the last to get the memo. Everyone is experiencing it. One way to get more HP's is to take of all your armor. I tried it on advice from another player. Looked at my HP's and I was up to about 22,000 hit points.
I would have thought that bug would be priority one for a fix. Its still there today.

I get the feeling this is SW:ToR's swan song. Even with FTP, this game is just marking time. Once people get a taste of what they waited ages for is a yawn fest, all confidence in ToR rising from the ashes like a Phoenix will be hosed.
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: March 31, 2013, 03:47:47 PM
I'm a pretty simple guy when it comes to in-game things that effect my everyday play time and enjoyment.
I don't always know why but sometimes I just get a ewww feeling about something when I first experience it in game.
Like the AH in D-3. I saw the writing on the wall within the first two days of playing. My simple love of D games is the
combat and loot drops. Nothing much more. The AH did away with getting significant rewards and loot drops. It quickly became
a frustrating game, with not much of anticipatory playing.
If it ain't broken, don't try to fix it.
166  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Jim Carrey mocks Charlton Heston on: March 27, 2013, 02:28:45 AM
I get a laugh out of the hatred coming Jim's way. But especially the ones deriding his Canadian status. When in all actuality he's been Yank for years.
He's all yours. Tongue
167  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Neverwinter on: March 26, 2013, 05:04:16 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 26, 2013, 03:30:16 PM

Quote from: Arclight on March 26, 2013, 02:22:25 PM

This game must have been in stealth mode, it almost flew right under my radar. In for day one, with a Founders Pak.
you going Hero?

Next one down. $60.00
168  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Robertson: ‘Demonic Spirits’ May Lurk In Your Newly-Purchased Clothing on: March 26, 2013, 02:26:33 PM
While I don't believe in demon's, demons, everywhere demons. I do believe there is more going on in the spiritual realm than most of us realize.
169  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Neverwinter on: March 26, 2013, 02:22:25 PM
This game must have been in stealth mode, it almost flew right under my radar. In for day one, with a Founders Pak.
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Xbox: Always online, no second-hand games, 50GB Blu-ray and new kinect(EDGE) on: March 22, 2013, 12:01:52 PM
I still believe consoles are a passing fad......................
171  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: March 19, 2013, 07:14:57 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on March 19, 2013, 06:13:40 PM

Quote from: Arclight on March 19, 2013, 04:09:05 PM

Could it be? Am I foolish to think such a thing? No, it just can't be!
Argh, I can't fight it any longer. This could be the one MMORPG that binds us altogether once again.

I will hope against all hope, that this one, will gather our interests for more than a month or two.
I recommend not hoping, and going into this with the lowest expecations you can.  I've seen you go into a couple of mmos with hope, and it didn't end well.  Aim your sights low brother, and go from there, like the rest of us. icon_smile

More than just a couple bro.  icon_wink
I know what the odds are that this will be a grand slam hit,  Zero to slim.

But if it could just raise the bar a few notches above what we've been getting over the last few years, I would be extremely happy with that.
172  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: March 19, 2013, 04:09:05 PM
Could it be? Am I foolish to think such a thing? No, it just can't be!
Argh, I can't fight it any longer. This could be the one MMORPG that binds us altogether once again.

I will hope against all hope, that this one, will gather our interests for more than a month or two.
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomb Raider on: March 13, 2013, 01:24:27 AM
I just got it. Hate the button mashing. Hate the platform feel to it. Forgot that TR is all that.
I think I'll just fire it up now and then and watch her hair blowing in the wind... thumbsdown

Forum Effect = 1

Arclight = 0

174  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's The Coolest Thing You've Ever Seen? on: February 22, 2013, 02:54:05 PM
Standing at the Dr.'s shoulder as my little girl was being birthed. She came out sunny side up.(face first, looking up)As she took her first slide ride and came out I shouted its a GIRL!!! the Dr. looked at me and said, "hey, that's my job".
But seriously in a life with a ton of "moments" the birth of my 3 children is always at the top.
175  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's The Coolest Forum You've Ever Padded On? on: February 20, 2013, 08:02:51 PM
Gone Gold...A close second Gaming Trend
Avsim Forums were great as well. Hanging out with real life pilots and discussing flight sims was very cool and I learned a ton of stuff.
176  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: The next major MMO on: February 12, 2013, 12:55:45 PM
Like most "firsts" in our life, you never ever really get that feeling again. DAoC was my first. I stumbled upon it and up till then had only used Flight Sims on the PC.
But most certainly I've had some really fun experiences since then in MMO's. I remember when we started using, MMO instead of MMORPG. I think that says alot to the decline of the genre for me.
It became a generic formula. If you have A,B, and C in the game it will be succesful. No need for creative thinking in the sense of innovative, new ideas. Just go with the tried and true.
I do agree we're at the end of an era of subscription based MMO's. I don't know if I like this more or less than the 15 bucks a month model.

What I do know is I don't spend hours online searching out every little bit of info I can find about every MMO out there.
But boy would I be there with bells on if some talented developer's got together and made a MMO out of love, rather than for gold. Indie games at its best.

So, I'll just drive my Volvo across Italy(if they can make a fun trucking game, why not a MMO), remembering a time when MMORPG's were king of the road.
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Let's Take a Drive! (bandwidth warning!) on: February 10, 2013, 03:50:06 AM
How did you get all that dosh? Is there a cheat code or something? Or are you skimming off the top of your runs?  icon_eek
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 on: February 10, 2013, 03:47:08 AM
Changing the view to help backing up into the parking spots works wonders. I never "enter" park now. Gotta get all the bonus exp I can. I still don't have my own truck.
179  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gay Marriage 2013! on: February 08, 2013, 02:04:07 PM
I get it guys, its not cool to be against "anything' these days. Fair enough, i had enough of "cool" in the 60's and 70's where I walked the streets of Toronto as the original hippie. Cool ain't all that and a bag of chips.

But in all seriousness its the same old same old. I want freedom to be who i want to be, and i want everyone to agree with me. Only those who disagree don't have the right to say anything.
They did the same thing to Jesus 2000 years ago. In essence He was killed because He didn't tow the company line, just to fit in.

I wont apologize for giving my opinion where its asked. How silly would that be?
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 on: February 05, 2013, 09:22:52 PM
Normally I wouldn't even sniff at a game like this...But I'm glad I was interested by all the good press around the game. I steamed it yesterday and while playing I'm trying to get the right set up on my logitech pc controller. So many things to use on it. It looks to me like the game can be as deep  or as shallow as you want it.

I spent a lot of time in Europe and was borne and lived the first 10 of life in England. I'm certainly gonna keep my eyes open for any familiar land marks.
It also will probably fill the " I need a calm, relaxing game to play" niche.

The streaming radio is great.
181  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gay Marriage 2013! on: February 03, 2013, 03:37:01 PM
You do realize some of you sound so hypocritical I'm amazed you can't see it yourselves. You can get all bent out of shape because of my beliefs. But If I so much as show any emotion negatively to your beliefs I'm put in a box with all other "christian crazies". I could care less if you think I'm following antiquated beliefs or not. I have as much right to say its not my belief that same sex should marry, as you do. Why then is my belief any less valid than yours?
Of course, if you're a hypocrite I can see how you would answer that.

I didn't start this thread. I was asked my opinion. I didn't see anywhere in Ritt's post that said, all Christians, especially you Arclight, are not to give you opions. Only those who are politically correct may answer. I think Ritt is less put out about my answer than some of you who think his life style needs defending.

To some of you, its time to let go of your hate of all things Christian. Its not good to carry hate for ANYTHING. Have any of you over the many years you have "known" me. I was at Gone Gold for years as Gollum.(why i picked that nik ill never know) have heard me ranting on my fellow posters about their religious beliefs? How many have heard me putting down Gay's in any capacity? How many threads have I started or entered thumping my bible at you guys? None. Not one time will you find that I did.

I am so comfortable in where I am right now. I'm not bent out of shape over any of the issues of the day. But if asked, I will give an opinion.

I can see now that I've put myself out there in two threads, and although I never did crack the inner crowd in this forum or Gone Gold. I will be even less taken seriously now.
And that's the risk you take, being honest.
182  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gay Marriage 2013! on: February 02, 2013, 12:38:54 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on February 01, 2013, 11:59:56 PM

You can keep the Covenant as the bailiwick of the church.  Unfortunately, there are many social and political rights that are bound up in, what to government, should be only a binding contract that contains rights and responsibilities.  There shouldn't be a limit as to the gender of two parties entering into that contract any more than there should be a limit on the ethnicity of said parties. 

Another opinion. But I wont make fun of it. You?
183  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gay Marriage 2013! on: February 02, 2013, 12:35:39 AM

Quote from: hepcat on February 01, 2013, 11:49:15 PM

Quote from: Arclight on February 01, 2013, 11:12:13 PM

Obama is saying what he thinks most people want him to say.

Thankfully he's right.

Opinions, aren't they great?
184  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gay Marriage 2013! on: February 01, 2013, 11:12:13 PM
I know in these times its not politically correct, but I don't indulge in politics. I say no to same sex marriages. What men and women do in the privacy of their homes, not hurting anyone, is their business entirely. But I just believe that the sanctity of Marriage is a Male-Female covenant. You may not like my answer, but you would like me less if I lied about my beliefs.

Absolutely nothing intended to offend Ritt. But you did ask.

Obama is saying what he thinks most people want him to say.
185  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Rev. Graham: Obama won because Christians didn't vote on: January 15, 2013, 07:57:05 PM
I believe in the tri-part being. Spirit, Soul, and body. I also believe that without feeding anyone one of these,  you will be un-balanced and off kilter in life.
Spritual things are discerned spiritually. Spiritual thinking of any kind is a step of faith. Faith, which the Bible describes as, "The substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen".
You cannot mentally(soul) ascend to spiritual realms. You have to put the need for everything to measure up mathmatically, and take that small, step of faith.
In the natural all day long we use a form of faith. I step on an elevator on the 54 floor, I don't give it a second thought about it maybe free falling to the bottom..
Personally I put this in the "trust" realm but the idea of faith is there. You can't prove the elevator isn't going to free fall this time. You just believe this isn't the day it will.
Trust? Faith? Denial?
Everything in life can't be explained completely and put into nice little envelopes of "understanding".
If you don't believe there is a Mt. Everest because you've never seen it, a person who has seen can say catagorically, you're wrong.

If you've never given your spirit man a chance. If you live in a prove it or its not happening stance, you can never understand spirituality or faith.

Faith isn't a religion. Faith isn't laws, do's and don'ts...

This is what Jesus said is all that's needed is to believe that He is who He say's He is. And let go of your pre-conceived ideas, and in all earnest let God show You just what Faith, Love, and Hope is all about.

I personally don't believe a Christian's call should be about convincing people that they should turn and give their lives to Him. But more of showing them the love of God and His totall acceptance of them just as they are, because of His son's sacrifice on the cross. By the way, the Romans/Jews didn't take Jesus's life, He layed it down, willingly.
Which makes it all the more poignant and breathtaking. No greater love has a man than this, that he is willing to lay down his life for a friend.

Jesus is my friend. He's my saviour, He's my all in all. No I don't sit in a sparsely furnished barn quoting scripture to myself all day, not wanting anything to do with the World. Exaclty the opposite. What kind of person who believes what I believe would keep it from those around him.
Rambling, and enthusiastically talking of Jesus might put some off, but how do you not get excited and a bit giddy when you believe the words of God are real.

One thing we all know. That in around 80 years from now, not one of you reading this will be unsure any longer. Think of this as well. That in 120years at the very most, not one person on this Earth now, will be alive. That's over 6 billion people finding out the truth for sure in such a relatively short time in history. Boggles my mind.
186  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Rev. Graham: Obama won because Christians didn't vote on: January 14, 2013, 04:56:01 PM
I don't believe I was attacking anyone for their belief in how things came to be.
I don't attack science just because people think its in direct opposition to faith.

I was a member of a group called, Creation Research Scientist. In a nut shell very respected scientists who have come to believe in a created beginning as opposed to a random happening. They go to main line universities on invite, to debate their stand with non believing scientists and the student bodies.  I've read some of the debates and to say they were interesting would be a huge understatement. That's why I believe it can be discussed without too many toes stepped on.

But I am willing to admit that words can be misconstrued, sorry if I offended anyone and their core beliefs.

Nothing but admiration and appreciation for all you guys.

God bless... icon_wink  I couldn't resist.
187  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Rev. Graham: Obama won because Christians didn't vote on: January 12, 2013, 01:17:10 PM
Even as a kid the whole evolution "theory" seemed silly to me.(being honest, not trying to offend anyone). But I always had a sense of a designed creation beginning. I wouldn't have worded it like that at 10 but its how I felt.

For me it always took more "faith" to belive in evolution than it did in a loving creator.

Evolutionist I know like to argue the point of if God created everything, then who created God. Who ever created God, was God..was see where I'm going,

I like to answer their question direct as well. If the Universe was birthed by a big-bang(theory)then where did the materials for the pre-bang come from...and on and on we go...haha.

I just have fun debating stuff like this with others, it makes for great conversation as long as no takes offence.
But my heart of hearts has come to "know"  that the human spirit is real. We are a tri-part being..Spirit, Soul, and body. The most needful part of our being is the Spirit. Yet because of organized "Religion" through out the ages people have turned it all off. Yet the spirit still lives in each of us. Its eternal.
Jesus came to give us life, and life more abundantley. Not rules and rules more abundantly.(Human invented way of control)..That was the old testament.
If people would take time to get to know the true story of Jesus and who He is, they would surely see the distinction between the both.

Paul the Apostle said: In the end all that is important is, Faith, Hope, and Love. And the greatest of these is Love.
God wants to Love people into life, not brow beat them.(religion).

I think I've shared enough about my belief and love of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. I could talk all day and night bout such things but others aren't always into that. Like I wouldn't be if I was at a table of people who loved golf and talked of nothing else..........YAWN.... icon_biggrin

For purposes of this forum lets say: In the end there is gaming,forums,and MMO's. And the greatest of these is MMO's.

Nice to see people with hugely differing point of views stay on track and keep animosity to a real minimum. That's why I've hung out with you guys for years.
188  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Rev. Graham: Obama won because Christians didn't vote on: January 09, 2013, 03:20:11 PM

Quote from: Alefroth on January 08, 2013, 07:50:40 PM

I did say overtly, not overly. Important distinction.


My bad Ale, you're absolutely right about the distinction.
189  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Rev. Graham: Obama won because Christians didn't vote on: January 08, 2013, 03:33:54 PM

Quote from: Alefroth on January 08, 2013, 07:25:04 AM

I'm curious how long you've been born again, Arclight. I never thought of you as overtly religious at all until this thread.


I'm not overly religious..  icon_biggrin
I'm just a plain vanilla born again Christian.

But to answer you question, about 31 years.
Right after I left the Canadian Armed Forces.

Its as real to me as the air I breath. No pretense, no secret agenda's, I just believe in the Love of God shown to us through Jesus the Christ.
Semantics about Religion as opposed to true christianity really do nothing but cause more questions. Hear is a rule of thumb for me. If you feel you need to earn God's love, thats a religious spirit..If you feel you're too "dirty" to have such great love, that's religiousness. Christian's were first called that in Antioch After Christ had risen. Before that people who believed in Jesus were called, "Followers of the Way". Religious leaders of the day hated Christians. Jesus said I have come to do away with the old, and bring in the new(covenant).
Its life to me. It joy and peace to know and feel this love, this love that is unconditional and free to any that ask for it.

Over religious denotes to me someone who is tumping his belief and condeming those who don't believe the way they do. That's not me. That's not most Christians I know.
Remember, most of what you hear about Christianity is tainted by media, hollywood, bitter people who have an axe to grind. But my prayer would be that all of my gamers buds here would seek Him for yourselves. No pre-conceived Ideas, just a pure, honest question to God. God, If you are real, and Jesus is really my saviour, please show me.

I believe He will.

I'm also just the guy who loves games, and has always appreciated this forum, and the old Gone Gold one. You guys are a great source of knowledge in a ton of areas. Sometimes I'm astounded by the wisdom and intelligence that is shown here through a lot of you guys.

So........Game on!!!! Time to go and turn on another communications tower and find Vaas hiding in the grass like a snake...  icon_biggrin
190  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Rev. Graham: Obama won because Christians didn't vote on: January 07, 2013, 05:11:41 PM
What I've shared is not un-usual to born again Christians, its the norm. But of course the media/Hollywood are not going to report on that.

I've been a missionary over-seas, Bible College in Texas, Youth With A Mission in Australia, Youth with a Mission, Turner Valley Alberta.
I've taught in Christian churches, preached in the same. I've prayed for people that have been healed.

I'm not speaking on something that I know little about. But I think some of you are here. You can't make Christianity to be the way you want it to be. There are moral absolutes. The truth is the truth. Not the truth is what ever you think is the truth.
You can agree or not. But you can't change the rules of the game as you go along, to fit your mind as it changes day to day. Jesus said, "I am the same yesterday, today, and forever". What was truth 2 thousand years ago, is truth today, and tomorrow. I never invented it. Its just the truth. Jesus said, I am the way, the truth, and the life and who ever believes in Me shall not perish, but have ever lasting life. He didn't say whoever is the best at being a Christian. Or who keeps the most commandments, or who does more charitable work, etc. Whoever, is you, me and the other fella(everyone) Whoever believes in Jesus is saved. Period.

People usual get put off by people being totally honest with them and seem to come across as know it all's. With me that is so far from the truth as to be funny. But years ago I decided to be honest with myself and others. I wont compromise that to please you. Many people tire themselves out everyday trying to be all things to all people, because of the fear of rejection.
What I've shared in the thread is my life. I live, eat, breath my love of Christ. I'm not trying to convince anyone to think and believe like me. But try not to do the same to me either.

Religion the way the world today see's and knows it, is most times not even close to what Jesus came preaching and living, and dying for.

Being good, never swearing, giving money, loving, and any other virtue you can think of wont make you a Christian. Being a thief, a liar, an adulterer, wont keep you from becoming a Christian.

Believing in Christ Jesus and what He said is all that is needed. Religion complicates what Jesus meant to be easy to understand. That's one of the reasons He said, "unless you become like a little child you will never see(understand, believe) heaven.

Coming to Jesus as a little child means, that you come with no secret agenda, no pre-conceived ideas, just wide open eyes willing to hear and receive the truth.

Jesus isn't approached like the CEO of a company. Jesus wants you, your heart, your return He will give you life, and life more abundantly.

I make no apologies for being who I am, and what I believe.
Jesus is the power of love to all those who believe. Faith, without it, its impossible to see Jesus.

The world says,: Show me, and I'll believe
God says,: Believe Me and you'll see.

PS. I think what I'm saying about Religion vs Christianity in the context of what I'm saying will be so clearly answered if you attended any mainline Christian Church of today.
Its one of those things that is best experienced than taught. If you really want to see Religion opposing Jesus, join a Church. Chances are if you don't see it from the pulpit you will see it in some of the people there.

It will be an Oprah , Ah hah, moment..  icon_lol
191  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Rev. Graham: Obama won because Christians didn't vote on: January 06, 2013, 03:32:11 PM
Science talks to your head. Jesus talks to your heart. Without faith its impossible to believe in God and His Son.
So if you try to reason this all out intellectualy, (religion without Christ)you will always come up with the same answer: When I see Him, then I'll beleive. Faith is believing then you'll see.

Its why I believe Jesus doesn't give too flips about which party you belong to or back.
I would love to sit down and talk face to face with anyone here about it. Not trying to aposlitize anyone, but it would be information that the media and Hollywood never tell you about true Christianity. The type Jesus died for..
You can tell by some of the responses here that most people had no idea Religiousity isn't necessarily Christianity.
192  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Rev. Graham: Obama won because Christians didn't vote on: January 05, 2013, 06:35:45 PM
People have some misunderstandings or presuppositions about Christianity.

1. Being a Christian is not the same as being Religious. I would love to be able to expand more on this but its almost impossible through this medium.
The religious leaders of Jesus's day were the ones that hated him so much they cried out for his crucifixion. The common people, tax collectors, harlots, people the religious leaders of that day wouldn't give the time of day to loved Jesus.

Jesus came to do away with the barrier religious hypocrisy had put up between common folk and the Pharisee's(religious leaders)
Try to think in terms of today with what I've just written. If Jesus came back today, who would be his biggest detractors?

A lot of main line religious leaders today say Christians should be totally involved in the Politics of the day. Jesus never said anything of the kind. You cannot mix the two...water and oil.

Jesus came and tought us the God is first a Father. He wanted a relationship with us, not for us to work as servants. In the new testament it say's we've been adpoted back into God's family where by we cry not the pop group, but Aramaic for, DADDY. Which denotes fondness, love, caring, covering.

Politics is man's invention. Its a form of controlling the masses. The same as the Religious leaders through the ages have tried. Even those cult leaders of modern times...there were mentally ill people who used "religion" to control people.

Jesus never, ever did that. He spent most of His time on hillsides, talking to the common folk. Not in the Roman citadel's debating politics.

God is love. Jesus was the flesh and blood embodiement of that Love. Totally human, totally divine.

Hollywood love making Christians look like "religious" fanatics. Of course there are those. But let me tell you, there are millions and millions of true Christians who look nothing like the Hollywood movies. Funny how they don't get much air time, isn't it?

So you can have your pre-conceived ideas about what Christianity is, and thats fine. But don't ever think that being a follower of Jesus has anything to do with religion.

Christ Jesus = Loving relationship

Religion= selfish control..............sounds like politicians to me.

But like the Word of God says: Choose you this day whom you will serve...God or Mammon..Mammon meaning money and also the Worlds way of doing things.

I know that everyone at certain times in their lives lay in bed at night, when everything is dark and still and wonder what its all about.
God created that "hole" in your heart that you've been trying to fill with what the World offers. Only problem is, the hole is the shape of Jesus and He's the only one who can fit it.

I could care less about Politics. This is God the Father's World not the Republican's or Democrats.
193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: If you could have any car $100,000 USD or less, what would it be? on: December 24, 2012, 05:55:23 PM
The Judge was the fastest version of the GTO. I remember the first time seeing one. Bright, bright orange, with bold lettering "Judge". That name came from the Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in..."here come da judge, here come da judge".

There are tons more sophisticated, faster, flashier cars to be had for under 100k. I would still love to have a fully restored GTO in my drive. Hurst shifter, headers, holley carb, thrush muffler..................and awaaaaay we go...................................
194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: If you could have any car $100,000 USD or less, what would it be? on: December 24, 2012, 03:58:15 PM

Da Goat........

Ever since my first ride in one, hitch-hiking in Toronto 1969. I've loved them. The guy put on a show for us, I felt stuck against the back of the seat through all 4 gears.

One day.
195  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Hobbit finds a director on: December 16, 2012, 04:12:16 AM
Maybe the reasoning behind emphasizing Bilbo's inadequacies is, that when he really starts to shine, it makes his new found honor among the warriors that much more poignant . The triumph of the anti-hero.
196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Hobbit finds a director on: December 15, 2012, 09:08:10 PM
I've been on the Tolkein band-wagon for over 35 years now. I've read the Silmarillion a few times, and of course of the "ring" books. I even found a not so popular book about Tom Bombadil. It was more a less a song and poetry book of all the songs good old Tom use to sing, while he dance along the trails in the Woods.

Just got back from seeing, The Hobbit. Couldn't have picked a better actor for the part of the young Bilbo. I thought Oakenshield was well portrayed as well. And the way Galadrial looked was mesmerizing. I don't think Kate Blanchet has ever looked better on screen.

Personally, I thought the beginning at bag-end lasted a bit too long. Other than that, the build up to Smaug was very well done. The next movie should be great.

3d effects were for me good. I even had a little jump at one part. Haven't done that in a 3d movie for ages.

If you like Tolkein lore, Peter Jackson's movie making, and beautiful scenery, go see the movie. Listen to all the nay sayers if you need to. But in the end who knows where Tokein fits on the "like-dislike" meter for them.

Also two people playing riddle games never was more fun to watch. icon_lol
197  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the McRib is back! on: December 13, 2012, 08:59:59 PM
If I had a weight problem I would pin pictures up of the McRib everywhere I went. No better way to put me off food for a few hours.
Disgusting, revolting, and I'm sure that its immoral in some degree or another.  retard
198  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: See you all in 6-7 months (1 year) on: December 11, 2012, 05:39:50 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on December 11, 2012, 04:26:48 AM

And so my journey ends, was just served my separation orders today. Retirement is dated for February 14, 2013. I have over 60 days leave so Dec 27 is my last day I will ever be in formation.
I've been expecting retirement for a while, but now that its actually happening I feel horrible in the pit of my stomach. 
I have bitched and moaned about the service for almost twenty years, but in truth I will miss it more than anything.

Well done, enter into thy rest.  It was bitter-sweet for me also. My youngest son joined up 3 years ago and whenever I go to a parade or see him graduate a course, I still get a lump in my throat and have nostalgic feelings of my time in all day long. He even joined the same trade, Artilery, so hearing him talk about the guns gets me emotional at times.
There are no closer bonds you make than with your troop buddies. We had a gun crew with about 6 of us. We worked the same gun together for years. I can still tell you what each of the guys likes and dis-likes were. Closer than brothers really.

So I stand smartly to attention, snap you my best Canadian salute, and say thank you. Be proud, carry your head high, the future is bright for you. drillsergeant
199  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See where every WWII bomb hit London on: December 09, 2012, 08:33:39 PM
I was born in London in 1954. Moved to Bracknell shortly after and lived there till I was 10, then Canada. I remember as a kid finding old bomb shelters and turrets in the nearby woods and fields. My Dad was in Africa during the war. My mom who was single at the time told us that they got so use to the bombing that sometimes the siren's would go off and she would tell her day she'd be ok and stay home. One time a bomb hit so close to her house that while she was sleeping the concussion wave of a bomb blew out her bedroom window, where she happened to be sleeping and never woke up through the whole time. She woke later to find her bedroom and herself were covered in glass shards.

But Bracknell at the time looks to have just missed the bombs. Its about 20-30 miles West of the closest red dot.

200  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: November 27, 2012, 05:07:46 PM
If you didn't like the game enough to keep a subscription, you certainly aren't going to like the free to play model.
Although I played the game a ton at first, yes I can proudly display "founder" above my nogging, I quit when GW2 came out.

But guys come on, you get to play the game through all the class story lines. And the vo's and story lines were always the main strength of the game.
It might not be as good as GW2 and its FTP model, but it is most certainly worth the price of the game for first time players. In my opinion you get tons more content than a single player game for the same price.

Free is free. You can't compare it to the subscription model. Apples and pears.
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