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41  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gay Marriage is now totally a thing. on: June 30, 2015, 04:12:13 PM

Quote from: Lee on June 30, 2015, 04:08:52 AM

Ironically, I was in class tonight (Business Ethics) and same sex marriage was brought up. Everyone in the class, (20 people) is enlisted, retired, or a spouse/child of military. I was the only one who was for it, although one girl told me on break she agrees with me just wasn't saying so in class. Enlisted military are a breed of their own, but it was a nice reminder of how different it can be.

Interesting, to me anyway, me and that girl were the only Air Force, everyone else was Navy/Marines.

Mom's a enlisted retiree's spouse, and rabidly against it.  Dad, I believe, is tacitly against it.  Their two kids, in this case, at least, are serious disappointments to them.
42  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gay Marriage is now totally a thing. on: June 30, 2015, 03:46:45 AM
The Silent generation? I haven't heard of that one before.
43  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gay Marriage is now totally a thing. on: June 29, 2015, 05:18:38 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 29, 2015, 04:52:53 PM

The only people that oppose this are Christians with antiquated, questionable values.  The same values that saw them so actively oppose interracial marriages not that long ago.

When having a discussion with my father about this issue and his and my mother's thoughts on how it would demean her marriage, I took that exact argument to him.  As a career military man, I have never seen anything remotely racist in any of his behaviors, or my mother's, for that matter.  I don't know how he responded to it, as we rarely have conversations in that vein, and it's usually in response to a discussion around her statements and behavior. 

What was funny was the thought that my mother apparently voiced to him at one point that she felt I had been liberalized by my college, which is square in the middle of conservative bastion of West Texas. 
44  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/30) on: June 29, 2015, 04:08:38 PM
Nada.
45  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gay Marriage is now totally a thing. on: June 28, 2015, 03:40:57 AM
Much like racism, there will always be holdouts, and some of them might even become radicalized. But the ship has sailed on it being something that can be put back in the closet, so to speak.
46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Its the weekend playlist 6/26/15 late edition on: June 28, 2015, 03:39:18 AM
I've been losing my shirt at the Poker Night game ever since the second item popped up.

We're trying to get the house together for my family coming down this weekend.
47  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gay Marriage is now totally a thing. on: June 26, 2015, 04:54:01 PM

Quote from: farley2k on June 26, 2015, 03:46:29 PM

Great thread title!   thumbsup
Thanks.
48  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gay Marriage is now totally a thing. on: June 26, 2015, 04:09:31 PM
Religious institutions aren't going to be forced to perform ceremonies against their will.  They've long had exceptions to equal protections based on religious matters.  You don't have to hire a Lutheran minister that applies for a Presbyterian pastorship, you can even have religious tests in what are nominally nonreligious positions such as daycare providers.

But you aren't going to be able to work in a county clerk's office and refuse to issue a license.  At that moment, you are an agent of the county, subordinate to the laws of the state and the country.  You will perform your duties as a government employee.  If your religion prohibits you from performing it in good conscience, you are free to seek employment elsewhere. 
49  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gay Marriage is now totally a thing. on: June 26, 2015, 04:02:12 PM
How about TX Gov. Greg Abbot?

Quote from: Personal Twitter
Marriage was defined by God. No man can redefine it. We will defend our religious liberties. #tcot

Quote from: Official Twitter
SCOTUS has become an unelected nine member legislature. I will continue to defend the religious liberties of TX http://bit.ly/1SQch4t

Link goes to the Office of the Governor's official page:

Quote
“The Supreme Court has abandoned its role as an impartial judicial arbiter and has become an unelected nine-member legislature. Five Justices on the Supreme Court have imposed on the entire country their personal views on an issue that the Constitution and the Court’s previous decisions reserve to the people of the States.

“Despite the Supreme Court’s rulings, Texans’ fundamental right to religious liberty remains protected. No Texan is required by the Supreme Court’s decision to act contrary to his or her religious beliefs regarding marriage.

“The Texas Constitution guarantees that ‘[n]o human authority ought, in any case whatsoever, to control or interfere with the rights of conscience in matters of religion.’ The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the free exercise of religion; and the Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act, combined with the newly enacted Pastor Protection Act, provide robust legal protections to Texans whose faith commands them to adhere to the traditional understanding of marriage.

“As I have done in the past, I will continue to defend the religious liberties of all Texans—including those whose conscience dictates that marriage is only the union of one man and one woman. Later today, I will be issuing a directive to state agencies instructing them to prioritize the protection of Texans’ religious liberties.”

I wonder what the financial damage to the state is going to be if he tries to fight this.
50  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Gay Marriage is now totally a thing. on: June 26, 2015, 02:39:30 PM
Ruling (PDF)

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Held: The Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-State
51  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: 2016 Republican Nomination on: June 25, 2015, 08:01:41 PM

Quote from: Scraper on June 25, 2015, 02:35:22 PM

Isn't Perry in the middle of a criminal case against him? Or did he get that to go away?

The case is slowly grinding its way along.
52  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you Batman Batman Batman Bat-(sorry) buyying this week? (6/23) on: June 23, 2015, 03:29:12 PM
Nada.
53  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: June 19, 2015, 08:53:07 PM
Rage came out in 2011 and was sub-par when compared to the 2009 Borderlands. 
54  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 6/19 on: June 19, 2015, 02:13:36 PM
Boardgame weekend if I can manage to find time to get the new yard whipped into some less-amorphous shape.
55  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: June 17, 2015, 05:59:00 PM
There are 30 flash deals. [/Picard]
56  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 6/12/15 on: June 13, 2015, 01:21:46 AM
More packing, more moving.
57  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 10, 2015, 07:25:52 AM
Why are we in a Season 4 thread?
58  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/9) on: June 09, 2015, 09:37:46 PM
The folks that owned the house before us took their non-in-door ice/water machine when they left.

The movers show up tomorrow to move all of our crap (mostly mine) into our first house.

Who the hell thinks I'm grown up enough to own a house?!?
59  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/9) on: June 09, 2015, 07:42:35 PM
I bought a fridge on Sunday.
60  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/9) on: June 08, 2015, 04:31:20 AM
Ditto. I'll wait until it's $5. I have a few other LEGO games to get through in the meantime.


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61  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 6/5/15 on: June 05, 2015, 08:44:58 PM
Pack and move.  Pack and move.
62  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trailer catch all on: June 04, 2015, 08:36:56 PM
Rouge nation, eh?
63  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / 2016 Republican Nomination on: June 04, 2015, 06:18:01 PM
People

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[Rick] Perry, 65, joins a long list of fellow Republican candidates that includes former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former New York Gov. George Pataki and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Those debates ought to be fun. 
64  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So....I'm moving to Texas (with a new jerb!) on: June 04, 2015, 03:42:51 PM
Packing indeed sucks.  I have 6 days to get the apartment in order before the movers come.  Luckily for me, it's a 20-mile move with a 10-day overlap between access and move-out. 
65  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Road trip to Indiana! on: June 03, 2015, 07:01:01 PM
Texas has chocolate-scented tickets.  Most of these lotto tickets are produced by only a few companies.  The Dubious Quality Friday Links had a good story about flawed games within the last two months.
66  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So....I'm moving to Texas (with a new jerb!) on: June 03, 2015, 02:45:16 PM
Hit me up when you clear customs, and we can consume some adult beverages at the Flying Saucer.  I haven't been to the one in Fort Worth, but I'd be more than willing to try it, then tote you to the opposite end of the Metroplex to see the one on the lake. 
67  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - Long weekend edition - 5/22/15 on: May 26, 2015, 03:20:46 AM
It's been Shadows of Mordor, a little pinball FX2, and a bit of GTA V on 360.
68  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/24) on: May 26, 2015, 03:19:53 AM
Nada.
69  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 5/15 on: May 16, 2015, 05:54:55 PM
Orc murder in Shadows of Mordor.  Lots and lots of orc murder.

70  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: May 16, 2015, 05:52:48 PM
The Walrus Song
71  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Digital vs. Physical Comics on: May 08, 2015, 01:03:39 AM
Trades also gave a higher chance of showing up in the library system.

I got myself a year to MU recently. It's not perfect, but I got through all the Civil War stuff.
72  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Motorola Droid on: April 09, 2015, 05:09:16 PM
What the hell are you doing?
73  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Top Gear [US] on: March 25, 2015, 09:13:37 PM
There's a way around tirades, prima donna behavior, and unpolitic remarks. It's quite another when you physically assault a coworker to the point where he's taken to the emergency room, precautionary or not.
74  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: March 25, 2015, 09:11:08 PM
1 and 0 are also on sale.
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/24) on: March 23, 2015, 05:12:05 PM
Nada.
76  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 03/20/15 - The 'Where the heck is everybody?' Edition on: March 21, 2015, 01:04:54 AM
I got BitDefendered at work, so I'm strictly a home or phone visitor now.

I have 19 more gold bricks to acquire in Free Play for Lego Marvel, but tomorrow is boardgame day.
77  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: March 19, 2015, 02:32:45 AM
I'm 20th in post count here.  Bite me.  Tongue
78  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: March 18, 2015, 08:12:00 PM
 ninja
79  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books Read 2015 Edition on: March 18, 2015, 06:42:22 PM
Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War

A peek behind the curtain at those that have served and suffered on the front lines of the GWOT.
80  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Surface Pro 3 on: March 18, 2015, 06:22:01 PM

Quote from: Lee on March 18, 2015, 06:20:17 PM

I'm just a Mac guy. 

We forgive you.  slywink
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