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41  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: And a baby Jesus was born. on: January 31, 2014, 03:37:57 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 30, 2014, 04:37:40 PM

Quote from: Arclight on January 30, 2014, 04:09:24 PM

Where did I 'assume' that? about you....I have never assumed anyone here is missing out. Where you read that in my posts is baffling to me.

From your post yesterday:  
Quote
"Again, I'm about relationship, and filling holes, and voids in peoples hearts. People who think they're not sick don't need a doctor. "

This implies (at least to me) that you assume everyone that hasn't found Jesus is "sick" and in need of saving of some sort.  I'm sure you see how that sentiment could rub those of us who find plenty of meaning in our lives without Jesus a little wrong.  Perhaps I misunderstood your intent, but it looks like I wasn't the only one.  

Not at all Gratch. Assumptions without clarification cause so many rifts. I am available to anyone who wants to know my hope, my reason for faith in the finished work of the Cross. I didn't name names, I didn't point fingers. I was saying how I approach situations I find myself in relationship wise. Sometimes people have pre-conceived ideas of what  a certain group, or certain beliefs are all about. Either caused by Hollywoods mind bending effect over people by portraying people in a certain light, all the time. Some people think that all Christians are the same. That all Christians are like those portrayed by Hollywood. So with preconception comes the subtle interpretation of things being said by people, in this case Christians.
You don't know me. Yet you've put me into that group of Christians that most people find offensive. I am a Christian I make absolutely no concessions on that. But I can't speak for anyone else. All I ask is that you don't lump me into molds of preconception formed by others about my beliefs.

People who love, are passionate about what they love. You all know that. I'm passionate about gaming, but not nearly as passionate about the one who saved my life. I was a drugged out Hippie in the 60's and 70's..I became addicted to heroin. I was a crook who hung out with other crooks, I served time because of that. I had a chip on my shoulder as big as Mt. McKinley. I would get so drunk I'd black out, find out the nest morning that I'd smacked the shit out a person who was my friend. I was on the run across Canada for crimes commited. I ran to the Army, it helped so much, but the hole in my life was as big as ever. I was just filling it with violence that I vented by firing weapons, and pulling the lanyard on a 155mm Howitzer. I became a alcoholic in the Army. I tried to commit suicide. I hated life. A very much longer story shortened. Someone told me about Jesus. I haven't been the same for over 35 years. So for me, you can see how I feel about my Lord and Saviour. I don't assume everyone is in need of my witnessing. But if there is a topic or conversation that is open to all joining in, I will everytime. I was invited to share my thoughts in this thread. Did I come in the thread rubbing my hands saying to myself, aha, time to gather more souls into the Kingdom? No I didn't.
But preconception helped people misunderstand me and misconstrue my intentions. I've been a lot of places in the World with Youth With A Mission, a Christian organization dedicated to the Gospel, and helping 3rd World countries. Suffice it to say, people are people no matter where you go. I've had this "conversation" in all the places I've travelled. But that doesn't stop me from believing what I believe. If I'm guilty of anything its wanting others who feel lonely, hopeless, frustrated, etc, to meet Jesus the way I did. I'm not saying Im better than anyone. I'm just a person who was saved from those things, and want to be available to tell my story if anyone asks.

I have no other motives. That was me in the old life.
42  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: And a baby Jesus was born. on: January 30, 2014, 04:09:24 PM

Quote from: Lee on January 30, 2014, 05:42:11 AM

It's great that your RELATIONSHIP with JESUS works for you. Don't assume that those of us who don't have that RELATIONSHIP are missing out. There are plenty of things I think everyone would benefit from, then I remember not everyone is like me. Sadly.
Where did I 'assume' that? about you. If you had found something, something that change your life for the better, how would you respond? Would you selfishly hide it away from all others being content for you alone to feel good about life? Or would you, given the opportunity not want to tell others? Again, I have never, ever started a thread about Christianity, or Faith, or Religion. I consider any post here that doesn't directly say, "Arclight, you're opinions aren't welcomed"as a place to put my voice to keyboard. Tilt so zealously points out my lack of comprehension in the topics at hand, and that I don't think before I post. But when you're hell bent to oppose a person's belief you will see all manner of opportunities to pull them up short. Again, this is normal behavior, its not unique to these forums. Its the age old problem of, you're not like me, so therefore you're wrong. I have never insinuated that with anyone here. I have never assumed anyone here is missing out. Where you read that in my posts is baffling to me. And just let me say, that Im not the only one here that believes in Jesus, and His power to save. We'll leave it at that. Some are wiser than me. They have fully learned that posts like this are anathema and they stay far away.
43  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: And a baby Jesus was born. on: January 30, 2014, 04:01:08 PM

Quote from: TiLT on January 30, 2014, 05:48:59 AM

Quote from: Arclight on January 30, 2014, 03:13:12 AM

The problem with debates or arguments like this, is that its about RELIGION.

Where I come from is about RELATIONSHIP. I'd be the first to agree that Religion in the organized sense, has done more harm over the centuries than good. It was organized Religion in the Day of Jesus that took Him to the Cross.

Actually, the debate is about SCIENCE. RELIGION is a merely peripheral part of it, and only because CHRISTIANITY decided to start poking in places where it doesn't belong.

Are you even reading our POSTS?
And I suppose once again you consider this a non inflammatory post aimed at me?
Are YOU even reading what you write. Seriously Tilt, stay away from my posts, after all, they aren't aimed at you, so do me a favor would ya?
44  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: And a baby Jesus was born. on: January 30, 2014, 03:13:12 AM
The problem with debates or arguments like this, is that its about RELIGION.

Where I come from is about RELATIONSHIP. I'd be the first to agree that Religion in the organized sense, has done more harm over the centuries than good. It was organized Religion in the Day of Jesus that took Him to the Cross.

I should have realized what this would end up being before posting. If you get into debates about theories, fact, blind faith, evolution, creationism..........Its ground that is shaky from the onset.
I have a relationship with Jesus. Where that leads me, I don't know. But I love, and worship Him, not a Church. Where ever 2 or more are gathered in His name, there will He be in the midst. Basically the essence of church.
My life was changed by meeting Jesus, not attending Church. But discussion like this are not about Christianity, they are about politics. And that's what the organized Church is to people, another political party.

Again, I'm about relationship, and filling holes, and voids in peoples hearts. People who think they're not sick don't need a doctor. But there are plenty of people who do know the deficit they face in their inner man everyday. That's what I care about. Truly.

So I'll say my, Amen to that and walk away from another well meaning theological debate that is doomed from the start. I'm still learning.
45  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Riddick on: January 23, 2014, 02:29:54 AM
tried locating the smell around my seat, then looking up I realize where it was coming from. Truthiness!
46  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So, what really happened? on: January 22, 2014, 05:38:07 PM
The Queen really meant the throne she "sits" on, not the throne she s**ts on.
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (01/20) on: January 21, 2014, 03:04:07 AM
Just picked up..Assetto Corsa on steam. A bit pricey for an early access game, but it has a lot of good things going already. Not an arcade game at all. Its a racing simulator...emphasis on sim.
                                                                                     (driving)
48  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: And a baby Jesus was born. on: January 17, 2014, 03:35:14 PM
Tilt, sorry I just got back to this thread. Easy to say, especially in a forum like this, that one is flawed and yet another isn't.
1. you can't prove God doesn't exsist.
2. I can't prove God does exsist.
3. We both try in our limited human ways to explain why we "do" believe what we do.
4. I try to not be inflammatory toward those stumbling along trying to explain what they believe.
5. Others are inflammatory, because for some reason religion makes them uncomfortable and its easier to point it back to the person rather than stay on track.

I don't like you Tilt. Just being honest. But I respect your beliefs.
Who you are in real life no one knows.
But here, here you're an arrogant know it all, who jumps on anyone with a stron belief. Who critizes spelling over the topic.
Who attacks the person, instead of the topic at hand.
You're just someone who's developed an online persona that has become who we know at "tilt" today.

My picture of faith works for me. Because I have a definition of what faith is. You can't call me up on that. If I want to say Faith in some very small way is like sitting in a chair without checking to see if it can hold you, then give me a different version of what faith is, don't hen peck at my analogies.

But that's you Tilt. Pretty shallow online persona. You might want to work on it. The "theory" of evolution is not, in anyway shape or form scientific fact. Go to a debate in any of the top universities that are hosting the Creation Research Scientists...They will shake you to your core with facts. Theory is that, theory. If it was a proven "fact" it wouldn't be called a theory. Faith is hope in something un-seen. But that does not make if wishful thinking. I can't see Atoms, but they're there. Also, you can't see what scientists call the "cosmic glue" that stops atoms from repelling instead of forming together. Scientists are trying to figure out what this is. I believe I know by Faith. God "holds" all creation in His hands. Without this cosmic glue so called, all materia would explode and cause a formless mess of atoms. I know I ramble, I know I wander off track, but so what. The beginning of this thread was a man asking "whats the fuss about?" Asking to hear what anyone has to say about religion. What most people don't know is that Religion and Faith don't go hand in hand as a rule. I think for the most part, modern organized religion does more to warp peoples understanding of a loving Father creator than any Hollywood movie makers could. My spirituality is based on a relationship of mutual love and acceptance. Its not about doing and not-doing. Its not about right or wrong.
Theory..theory (ˈθɪərɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. a system of rules, procedures, and assumptions used to produce a result

2. abstract knowledge or reasoning***

3. a speculative or conjectural view or idea: I have a theory about that. ***

4. an ideal or hypothetical situation (esp in the phrase in theory)

5. a set of hypotheses related by logical or mathematical arguments to explain and predict a wide variety of connected phenomena in general terms
49  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Who's the Best Looking Gaming Trend Editor*? on: January 17, 2014, 03:14:58 PM
Dang you guys are good. Busted! CK is me, me is CK.
I did pretty good follin you guys. Amazing what you can do with a major control of all things IP.

Aint that right CK? icon_lol
50  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: January 13, 2014, 10:26:45 PM
I don't agree with your prognosis tilt. I get the sense people have already started losing love for "so called" free
to play.( oxymoron? )
my feelings are that if they can stay fairly true to the games heritage it already has a solid double with a man on third.

Personally I would love to have the monthly version the only one available for ESO.
But I guess some like the immediacy of constantly buying stuff for their Avies.
51  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: January 13, 2014, 03:17:19 PM
After the beta this week-end, I'm still looking forward to diving in once it goes live. One thing I noticed within the first 5 levels was, that exploring will be a lot of fun once again. But that is their strength I believe anyway.
The art work is outstanding and the performance at max settings on my 3 year old rig was like a hot knife through butter, smoooooth.
With 4 months left to hone, spit, polish and refine the game, I'm sure its gonna be a player for me for at least a year or so. Depending on end-game and crafting.
52  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 10 Years of ConsoleGold/GamingTrend!!! on: January 11, 2014, 09:01:20 PM
10 years next July. Gone Gold, then here.
53  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Old man winter sucks. on: January 07, 2014, 07:45:46 PM
Now as for snow, I bet the Snow belt region of Ontario where I live gets the most. The snow banks in my neighborhood are already 7ft high on either side of driveways. Seriously having trouble knowing where to put it all.
But that's norm for us. Living on the lee of Lake Huron(Georgian Bay) we're always getting snow squalls and blizzards.
Walked the dog last night, I couldn't even see the house next door with all the wind and drifting snow.




But its beautiful in Summer... nod
54  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Old man winter sucks. on: January 07, 2014, 03:30:59 PM

Quote from: Purge on January 07, 2014, 02:43:10 PM

Quote from: Kagath on January 07, 2014, 02:23:11 PM

Quote from: Purge on January 07, 2014, 02:07:13 PM

I live in Winnipeg, so yeah. We stop complaining about the cold in November.

Sunday's temp was -38 without the wind. With the windchill it's lowest recorded temp was -51. Celcius. That's -60F.
No wonder you have an angry looking avatar.

You know how as a kid your mom would say things like "If you do that, your face will freeze like that?" Well, in Winnipeg they say it based on the time of year too.

You mean, Winterpeg? I was stationed at CFB Shilo down the highway from Winterpeg. Talk about cold. -60 at times. Neal Young sings in a song, "Portage and Main 60 below" The coldest intersection in Canada.
55  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: And a baby Jesus was born. on: January 03, 2014, 03:43:46 PM
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen"(Heb.11:1). You use faith everyday you just don't know it. Do you bother to check a chair out completely before you put your full weight down in it? No, neither do I. Why? Because you believe from past experiences that a chair will do its job for you every time.

Rather a weak comparison but you can start to understand the true nature of Faith from it. Its the total assurance of something even though you can't prove it by numbers, visuals, or whatever.
There is a group of well known Scientists who travel major Universities around the World debating, Creation vs. evolution. They are basically Scientists who through their careers dealing with science
have come to the realization that something like a BIG BANG could'nt have formed something so orderly and precise as our Universe. They teach things that school never would or could. Because the evidence is fairly
high and obvious that a, theory based on, cause and effect(basis for evolution) could ever explain our Universe our World our Being.

On a personal, one on one note, how does Faith work? The Bible says, "Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God"  The word of God being the Old and New Testaments of the Bible.
Couple that with a heart that is searching for something more in this life and is willing to entertain the idea of a loving Creator, A Father of us all. I was told years ago by a very sage old fella to go ahead and
ask God to prove Himself to you. I did, and He did. You can't really explain that moment when you walk off the end of the limb into thin air and He catches you. Faith, the Bible says without it, you can never "see"
God.
This World with its negative stance on most things Spiritual looks at this whole Creation thing as nonsense. I tend to feel the same way about the big bang THEORY...Notice all these theories? Meaning, un-provable.
There-fore if you believe in evolution, and the big bang theories, then you're already are in the realm of Faith....Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen"(Heb.11:1).

For me it takes more Faith to believe that out of nothing, with nothing, caused by nothing, all that you see, hear, and feel was by chance, an accident if you will. Sorry, I just can't buy that for one sane moment.

Don't make Faith more than it is, complicating something so precious and life changing by its simplicity. We all have Faith. Its just a matter of what you put it in.
56  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Duck Dynasty on: December 23, 2013, 04:09:35 PM
And they brought an adulteress to Jesus while He was teaching near the Synagogue. The Pharisee's, who were the Religious leaders of the day sought to trick Jesus. When they asked Jesus what should be done with the adultress they knew they had Him. If He said stone them as in what the law says, then His whole message of grace and mercy could be challenged. And if He said she has committed no sin, then they would accuse Him of breaking their Law.

Jesus, being Jesus, gave the only perfect answer to the trickery of the Pharisees. He stood with the adultress and looked around at all the hypocritical Pharisees and said: "He who has no sin, may throw the first stone". Perfect.
He kept the law by saying, go ahead and stone her, just as long as the ones throwing stones are perfect. And He gave her grace and mercy by letting her go her way with hope for change.

The Pharisees, and they are still around today, always had the people live up to some un-attainable standard, while themselves led a debauched sinful life.

Did the girl sin? Yep, according to the law of the day she had. But Jesus(true Christianity)didn't judge but helpfully pointed the girl toward home.

Does the Judeo-Christian Bible talk about such things as Homosexuality? Yes it does. Does it say its wrong for people of the same sex to lay with each other? Yes it does.
But what the Bible doesn't say is to judge and condemn them. Just like adultery its wrong, but you don't judge the breaker of the law, you love them, and in that love you allow Jesus to do His thing with them. Which is to try and show them that they are loved and wanted like any other person who might have done wrong.

Is insensitivity at risk of running rampant with some believers? Sure. They are believers, not perfect. But for some reason the non-Christian majority seems to think you have to be perfect to be a Christian, if that were the case, I wouldn't be one either.
Its not Christianity that's on trial here, its Phil saying something that can be construed as insensitive. But it doesn't make Phil bad either.

Some things are just not explainable with our limited words. But when I woke up to the realization that Jesus was who He said He was, my whole life and World changed. A complete 180 degree switch-a-roo

One thing is for sure. We are all going to cross over the river one day. And all shall be answered.
57  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Duck Dynasty on: December 22, 2013, 05:56:25 PM
I don't care what anyone(yeah, you too Autistic Demon) : says about right or wrong. Sometimes the Truth is brutal and its a knife that cuts both ways. Right now you rock throwers, stand up if you have never sinned, said anything inappropriate, or other wise.................Yeah, just like in the day of Jesus, the judge's all dropped their stones and walked away.
If you're gonna throw rocks, you better not live in a glass house.

In your case's, two wrongs don't make a right. Think outside the box, not being led by your nose due to the status quo.
What a bunch of finger wagging Pharisee's.

All the best with your perfect little lives. One day when I grow up I want to be just like you..............oh wait, been there done that.

What a man or woman of faith believes and what they hold dear to their believes is another thing not up for ridicule. But of course the troops of the double standard infantry would disagree.

58  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Duck Dynasty on: December 21, 2013, 03:11:23 PM
So belittling a man for speaking what he reads in his Bible, is better than the "sin" you're calling him up on? cough, hypocrites.
Its another excuse to jump on Christians and make us sound like we're all whacko's. And I'm not saying Phill is either.

Self-righteous posts aside, search your self and see what you're really upset with. Or is it the cool thing to do?

You're not being any better than the man you're slinging arrows at. Yours is just covered by the status-quo.

Do I as a Christian condone what Phill said? I only have my Bible to go by. But I don't judge anyone.

Hollywood has done a wonderful job of exploiting the Christian faith by putting ALL Christians in the same barrel when all they are doing is showing a fringe element of our Faith and claiming its the norm.

Here is my stand on issues like this. stand-by cliché incoming......................I love the person, and hate the sin. ...........But again, that's my belief. How can I be judged on that? Or anyother who does?

Back to feeling good about yourselves, because we all know you're perfect in everyway.
59  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I like feeling a part of a gaming community.. on: October 17, 2013, 01:36:02 AM
I want to apologize to anyone who puts in the time and money to keep this site running, I meant NO disrespect or slur on the excellent work you do here with the whole site.

I know my post was a slice of over-reacting pie. But if you think about it, its a compliment to you guys. The fact that I "care" means I esteem most of you highly. Or else there wouldn't be an issue on my part.

I think the world of this site, for the quality of work, and the super-abundant knowledge of our hobby shown here.


Please excuse my hissy-fit.
60  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I like feeling a part of a gaming community.. on: October 14, 2013, 02:34:08 PM
And I've been trying to fit in and help out around here for years. I think I'm moving on(play some melodramatic musice here). I like being respected at times for what I might share or suggest. You guys in general do know more about gaming, and all things electronic, but that's not what we're basing community on, is it?

Is it my age? 59
Is it my love of Jesus?
Is it my answering any post where one of our community friends needs some advice and comforting?
It can't be my looks? can it?

I just don't get it. Im not overly sensitive to this kind of thing. I don't experience it in real life.

I just think I don't check off all the boxes you guys need to become a friend in the on-line sense.

I'm gonna dip my foot in a little deeper at one of the other sites, and try to remember the good times in the early years of Gone Gold.

Too bad, cause I think some of you guys are super-intelligent, sensitive people, who try to be "real" most of the time.

Ok, that's all.
I'll say it for ya.........."Don't let the door hit ya in the butt on your way out".
61  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gobble-gobble ... on: October 14, 2013, 02:25:52 PM
Yep, I expected these very responses.  Maybe next time try,..."Good on ya Arclight, Happy thanksgiving, mate".  What am I thinking, I don't have my "Clique" card up to date?
62  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gobble-gobble ... on: October 13, 2013, 11:34:46 PM
All these years hanging out here and at GG. Not one reply?
Maybe if I cursed more and put down religion.

Sometimes guys, sometimes.
63  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Lesus Christ! on: October 13, 2013, 04:03:02 PM
Joseph also translates to Yeshua.

The New Testament is based from the Ancient Greek. So Jesus in the original scripts of the New Testament would have looked like this......Iesous;

Whether, Jesus, Joseph, Yeshua, or Iesous....................He will always be, The Great I am.
64  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Gobble-gobble ... on: October 13, 2013, 03:56:33 PM
Happy Thanksgiving to all the Canucks that are around.

Four generations around the table this afternoon, we have so much to be Thankful for.
Not the least of, our beloved country, Canada.
65  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: September 29, 2013, 01:54:41 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 29, 2013, 12:22:09 AM

Quote from: Arclight on September 29, 2013, 12:19:29 AM

You have to Black List them. Not sure of the name of button on the bottom..The "social" one I believe.
Anyway, hit Black List, and then add.
Some of the things we take for granted in other MMO's, are bit convoluted in FFX1V.

yeah, hit O to go to social and there should be an option.
Yeah, that's it
66  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: September 29, 2013, 12:19:29 AM
You have to Black List them. Not sure of the name of button on the bottom..The "social" one I believe.
Anyway, hit Black List, and then add.
Some of the things we take for granted in other MMO's, are bit convoluted in FFX1V.
67  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Putting down a pet sucks on: September 28, 2013, 01:47:34 AM
Dang, so sorry to hear that mate. I went through it with a dog some months ago. My wife showed me a picture of him tonight funny enough.
The lump in the throat followed closely after seeing him again.

Don't let anyone rob you of how you feel. There is absolutely nothing wrong with grieving over the loss of a "pet" friend.

Bless you and your family.
68  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My car was broken into today on: September 28, 2013, 01:44:47 AM
That's rotten mate.  mad
69  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Marijuana. Just watched a documentary. on: September 27, 2013, 07:13:14 PM

Quote from: rshetts2 on September 27, 2013, 02:32:39 AM

In these parts, $10 a gram is a bit below street price.  You also should factor in that medicinal marijuana is generally of a much high quality than street.  Also, Dispensaries are a much better option than street when you add in the whole legality issue.  Right now theres no one with a card who needs to buy their pot off the street.  Unless of course they are no where near a dispensary. 

In Canada, I've actually been told the opposite as to the quality of Medicinal vs. Street pot.
Apparently the Med-Pot is just above terrible. Very low THC count.
70  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Marijuana. Just watched a documentary. on: September 20, 2013, 03:25:06 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on September 20, 2013, 03:38:29 AM

I hope the Weed with Roots In Hell brings you some relief. Let us know.
How can anything, that if used correctly, brings relief to chronic pain, have its roots in hell?
That's why the stigma attached to pot needs to be removed..by legalizing it.

I suppose grapes have their roots in hell too, after all the fruit of that vine causes more deaths in a month, than pot does in decades.(Ive never heard of a pot smoker killing people on the highway, or coming home and beating his wife and kids)
Maybe excessive Led Zeppelin listening, but that just gives you a slight ringing in the ears if played too loud.
71  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Marijuana. Just watched a documentary. on: September 20, 2013, 12:46:51 AM
I'm 59. I have Hep. C with chirosis of the Liver. I'm a Hemophiliac with common bleeds into my knee. I have two herniated disc's and spinal stenosis. I was diagnosed with PTSD\Major Depresive disorder, mainly caused by Military incidents, but also a major side effect to the sick liver struggling to clear my system of very harmful toxins.

I'm on a Military Pension, and a Federal Government disability Pension. I've been here for 19 years.

I'm on a very large amount of Hydromorphone (stronger than Percocet, oxycontin, etc) I hate the pain pills. I hate, hate, hate the pain pills.
I'm addicted to them now. Not because of the need of a high, but if I even miss one dose, I go into withdrawls. I tried to come off before, and almost had to be hospitilized.
Its a hell I wouldn't wish on anyone.

The wife and I were talking yesterday about talking to the Dr. about medicinal pot. He had me on Sativex ages ago, but it was so weak as to not work at all.(spray thc, that really doesn't work)

Along with all my sicknesses, the pain killers are a major concern and worry. If I don't take them, I don't sleep, I don't move, I don't function.
So hearing that someone here has been helped by Dr. Pot gives me hope, big hope.

I made the appointment to see the Doc, and praying that it works out.

My faith is my comfort. I know God heals. I know there is Miracles. I don't know when, but I believe the crap I have isn't to death. Contrary to the Doctor's opinions.

I just want off the pain pills, and have something much less invasive and chemical oriented to help me through the day.

I guess they would cut me back slowly from the Hydromorphone and slowly increase the Pot at the same time.

Regardless, I have to give this a shot.
72  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I'm a Dad! on: September 19, 2013, 07:29:04 PM
A blessing is a blessing. You are blessed.

 May you always be friends.
73  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (09/16) on: September 19, 2013, 07:22:38 PM

Quote from: Gratch on September 16, 2013, 12:15:38 PM

Nada. I'll be the only GTA V-less gamer on the planet this week.  smile

Nope. But I'll be the only gamer who never gets it.
Art for Art sake.
Crap for Crap sake
74  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Online shutting down on: September 18, 2013, 10:16:50 PM
I really liked it at first, but after a month you just knew it didn't have very long legs.
75  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: September 16, 2013, 12:45:56 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 15, 2013, 08:59:29 PM

Quote from: Gratch on September 15, 2013, 07:57:00 PM

It's getting to the point where I'm really dreading any time a required dungeon rolls around.  I don't have 1/10 the experience that most folks do, and when you get to the higher level dungeons, people expect you to know exactly what you're doing.  The group I was with kept asking me why I wasn't using macros for this or that, and I wouldn't even know where to start with that stuff.  It simply hasn't been needed for 99% of my solo play, but people get pissed when you're not entirely up to speed on the other 1% that is required grouping. 

that's my worry too.  it's not like I'm going to Google a dungeon before I go in.

Well, that just might be the straw that broke the Camel's back for me. Sure, I'm at low levels still, but the game hasn't grabbed me like other major releases have in the past. And knowing that the elitist snobs are out in all their glory in this one, turns me off completely. Its what I answer people when that ask why I don't grop up much. I hate it. You can almost hear all the group members at their desks, tsk, tsk, tsk'ing.

But anyway, I only needed a little shove to walk out the door.

Thanks for the shove.
76  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Life on: September 12, 2013, 09:23:04 PM
Knowing that I'm loved un-conditionally. By Christ Jesus, and the most important humans...Wife, and Children.
77  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: WoW - 5.4 live - Siege of Orgrimmar on: September 12, 2013, 09:17:43 PM
Thought about giving it a go again. When last I played the level cap was 60...But I know that Elder Scrolls Online is chugging down the line, and I'm waiting at the station for that one.

But bravo to Blizzard, they have milked this title, and then milked it some more. What a success story.
78  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: America's Master Chef. on: September 12, 2013, 09:11:35 PM
Sorry???

You sure missed a great show.
79  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / America's Master Chef. on: September 12, 2013, 02:08:45 AM
And the winner is, LUCA.

I think they got it right. What I thought was good about his rise to the top of the bunch was how you could clearly see him improving each week.

Natasha. A very close second. Amazing presentation talents. She would win hands down if that's what the competition was about.

Great show.

80  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/PS3] Final Fantasy XIV (Characters/Servers in first post) on: September 10, 2013, 06:27:23 PM
I managed to find a copy in a Future Shop half hour drive away. But anyway, I haven't felt the honeymoon rush at all. Granted 2 days is barely enough time create a character. But in other games that grabbed me I got it almost immediately after getting my first quest.

Of course, now that Ive got the lid off the jam jar, I'll have to keep trying it to see if its a late bloomer.

But right now I feel like Im in a fantasy fair grounds. Im waiting for someone dressed up like Mickey Mouse to come and ask me if I want a picture with him hugging me.
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