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1961  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Man's head falls off during bus ride! on: August 03, 2008, 04:27:00 AM
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Being able to see the humor isn't about the decapitation (which is an awful, and very disturbing story) is a very important part of fitting into a community filled with so many cynical and sarcastic numbnuts (such as meself).
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Boy aint THAT the truth.   smile
1962  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Rick Roll on: August 03, 2008, 04:24:32 AM
Ok, this Rick Roll is pretty darn funny.
1963  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (360 and PS3) No Love for the Release Version of Civ: Revolution? on: August 03, 2008, 12:33:21 AM
I wish there was a way to play past the deadline.

The timeline ends way too quickly -- usually when I'm in the middle of a military operation to exterminate my neighbors.

Btw -- am I right that you can only use 1 nuke per game?   Like I develop nukes and then I use the nuke and that's it, I can't use it again?
1964  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you all in 6-7 months!!! on: August 02, 2008, 11:46:19 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on August 02, 2008, 03:47:40 PM

Good to hear from you man.  It seems half the ops you guys are running are announced on the news prior.  My sister heard about some and asked me if it was where you were and I was asking her 'where'd you hear about that'.  It's ridiculous the level of disclosure they have now.

Stay safe!

They have been forced to do that because of activists that love to scream about civilian casualties.    Therefore they tell everyone so the civilians will clear out, and then nothing is left but the traps.

Effing libruls.    smile
1965  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Liberal Ice Shelf continues to show how much it hates Bush on: August 02, 2008, 04:07:42 PM
At least Brendan posts reasoned out arguments, and since the mods' warnings we all have reined in the more heated parts of our debating.   I disagree with Brendan, but he's putting up a great argument for his case.

Blackadar goes straight for the neck with insults.  I'm done arguing with him.
1966  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Tattoo Thread on: August 01, 2008, 02:42:53 AM
Kratz,

Tell your wife that tatoo is the coolest I've seen in some time.    Awesome!   thumbsup
1967  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Liberal Ice Shelf continues to show how much it hates Bush on: July 29, 2008, 11:44:43 PM

Quote from: Brendan on July 29, 2008, 07:46:53 PM

In actual fact, there's no new data in that op-ed.  He merely disagrees about the importance of the data that he's repeating.  And, as is typical for these sorts of things the guy who authored it has a PhD in electrical engineering, not climatology (or a related field), he has never published a paper in the field, and has stated in the past that he isn't qualified to create climate models.

Here's a response to his claims from a climate science blog.

A response from scientists who would be out of a bunch of grant money and funding if man made global warming proved to be the latest science fad.
1968  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Ben Stein thinks Obama is Hitler! on: July 28, 2008, 12:00:31 AM

Quote from: Captain Caveman on July 27, 2008, 09:55:53 PM

Quote from: msduncan on July 27, 2008, 09:49:26 PM

Quote from: Brendan on July 27, 2008, 07:37:02 PM

I I assume that the comment about Senator Obama being a muslim was an attempt to be funny, yes?

Both comments were a product of a silly mood I was in yesterday, yes.

I guess the old adage is true: liberals can't take a joke, and conservatives can't make one.  Tongue

Bah... my wife is the smart, funny, and good looking one in the marriage.    Come to think of it what the heck is my role anyway?
1969  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Ben Stein thinks Obama is Hitler! on: July 27, 2008, 09:49:26 PM

Quote from: Brendan on July 27, 2008, 07:37:02 PM

I I assume that the comment about Senator Obama being a muslim was an attempt to be funny, yes?

Both comments were a product of a silly mood I was in yesterday, yes.
1970  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fall on: July 27, 2008, 03:04:30 AM

Quote from: Sarkus on July 27, 2008, 01:34:32 AM

I'm kind of torn about my favorite season, though fall is definately in the mix.  I'm not a big fan of hot weather, so that hurts summer in my eyes.  On the other hand, I love how dense the forest gets in the northwest during the summer because it's easy to forget about the rest of the world when you can't see it. 

Generally, though, cooler weather, football (the NFL kind for me), girls in sweaters, it's all good in the fall.

Edit: Also, to keep up with the Alabama talk, I predict an 8-4 season, with all losses coming away from home. 



I agree with your prediction Sarkus.   Bama *may* sneak a win in where they shouldn't get one, or drop one they shouldn't this year.    But I think you have it about right.

Next year on the other hand, they have a shot at being competitive though.
1971  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fall on: July 27, 2008, 01:22:04 AM

Quote from: Eightball on July 26, 2008, 07:04:11 PM

msd, I ran across this article a few days ago, and thought you'd appreciate reading it.  It's about the highly touted recruits of 2005...and how they're mostly busts.

That whole world of projecting 17 and 18 year old kids as future stars is really interesting to me.  I always wonder how they end up.  2005, not a great year...

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If everything had gone right for Jerrell Powe and Callahan Bright, they’d be readying for their first NFL camps about now.

Bright, from Rosemont, Pa., and Powe, from Waynesboro, Miss., were part of a wondrous defensive tackle group as high school seniors in 2004. Both were among the top 25 players overall in the nation, with unlimited futures. Bright signed with Florida State and Powe with Ole Miss in February 2005.

Neither has played a down of college football, but that may be getting ready to change.

Powe, now 21, has had academic issues, but he should hear any day now as to whether he will be eligible for the Rebels this fall. Last week, new Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt said “it looks good” that Powe will be cleared to play after he had passed 24 credit hours this year.

After he was denied eligibility in 2005, Powe attended Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military, but still didn’t become eligible. He sued the NCAA in 2006, but that suit eventually was dropped. In 2007, he was declared a partial qualifier, and because of a recent NCAA rules change, it now is left to the SEC office to decide whether he will be eligible to play.

If he is eligible, there still is a concern about how football-ready he will be. Nutt last week told reporters that while Powe was “a biscuit short of 385 pounds” last fall, he’s now around 340. But he hasn’t played in a real game since ‘05, at Hargrave.

As for Bright, also now 21, he is expected to start this fall at Shaw University, a Division II school in Raleigh, N.C. As with Powe, he was academically ineligible out of high school and also briefly attended Hargrave. After leaving Hargrave, he worked for a time as a garbage man in the Philadelphia area, then was arrested last summer on a marijuana charge.

He enrolled at Shaw last fall and spent the season getting in shape on the scout team. Like Powe, he will be a freshman when he steps on the field this season.

Bright and Powe were among 28 five-star prospects that year, and it’s fair to say the group has been star-crossed. Consider:

• DE Melvin Alaeze, the fourth-ranked player in the class, currently is in prison for eight years after pleading guilty to a first-degree assault charge.

• WR Fred Rouse, the sixth-ranked player in the class, was kicked off the team at Florida State and later left UTEP. There have been reports that he will try to play for hometown Florida A&M, a Division I-AA program, this fall; other reports have him headed to Division I-AA Jacksonville State.

• RB Jason Gwaltney, the 15th-ranked player in the class, was a backup at West Virginia in 2005 before leaving. He reportedly is enrolled in a junior college in his home state of New York and may try to walk-on at WVU this fall.

• QB Ryan Perrilloux, the 16th-ranked player in the class, was kicked off the team at LSU after repeated rules violations and has enrolled at Jacksonville State.

• LB Tray Blackmon, the 17th-ranked player in the class, has been suspended a few times at Auburn and has played in just 15 games in two seasons. But he is expected to start for the Tigers this season.

• FS Demetrice Morley, the 21st-ranked player in the class, played at Tennessee as a freshman and a sophomore before flunking out of school. He spent the past year in junior college rebuilding his academics and is expected to start for the Vols this season.

In addition, players ranked first (Penn State WR Derrick Williams), second (USC WR Patrick Turner), seventh (USC QB Mark Sanchez), ninth (Miami OT Reggie Youngblood), 22nd (Michigan RB Kevin Grady), 25th (Florida State RB Antone Smith), 26th (Oklahoma LB Ryan Reynolds) and 27th (Iowa OL Dan Doering) haven’t lived up to their high school hype – well, at least not yet.

Meanwhile, a five-star prospect from the 2007 recruiting class was WR Dwight Jones, of Burlington, N.C. He signed with North Carolina, but he, too, failed to make the cut academically and also attended Hargrave. He again missed the academic cut this year and now appears to have his sights set on a Division II school, perhaps Fayetteville (N.C.) State or UNC Pembroke. He also could end up at Shaw – where he’d be a teammate of Bright’s.

If you look at individuals, this is true.   However if you look at the recruit site rankings over the past decade and compare the ranked teams among recruiting with their national rankings for the team on a 3 to 4 year delay...you will see that it is remarkably similar to what they finish give or take a few spots.

Besides, getting the #1 spot for Alabama was more than just winning the recruiting rankings.   We've just come out from under the ravages of the worst NCAA sanctions handed out to a major program in modern times.    We've been bone dry on talent for 4 years.     We are thin at many positions.    This past recruiting class symbolized to Alabama fans the final emergence from those sanctions, and the recovery of our program.     We can only improve now.
1972  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone Gonna Get Raped by Their Utility Companies? on: July 26, 2008, 07:18:20 PM

Since I work for a utility company, I can tell you that these rate increases indeed are to cover increased costs.

Costs of the fuel has dramatically increased.
Costs of the fuel to transport the fuel as dramatically increased.
Costs of living for everyone has increased thus trickling down to the groceries you buy and the power you consume.

I will clarify that I work for a power company and not a gas company though.    Principles are the same for us though, since we have to buy fuel to run the plants.    I'm not familiar enough with the gas industry to know if it is the same for them -- but for us, we are required to make a certain amount -- no more no less -- profit that is dictated by the government.    So to make that specific amount we either have to cut jobs and reliability, or ask for rate increases.
1973  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Google news: Results 1 - 10 of about 1,498 for obama prayer on: July 26, 2008, 07:14:14 PM

Quote from: Mookee on July 26, 2008, 06:17:49 PM

Quote from: msduncan on July 26, 2008, 03:01:39 PM


On a related note, I saw somewhere (can't find the story now) where an Israeli paper published Obama's prayer that he placed at the Western Wall.

I think this is terrible and wrong.    I mean this has to be fake.   Obama, being of the Islamic faith, would never place a prayer in the wall.     Do they think we are stupid?

The funniest thing about this is that you can't find the story.

Well now it's breaking everywhere.   I should have known just to wait a couple hours...
1974  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How much is gas in your neck of the woods? on: July 26, 2008, 06:03:31 PM

Quote from: Pong on July 26, 2008, 04:32:39 PM

~$8/gallon, here in Denmark.

You americans should stop complaining smile



Elect people that will remove your ridiculous gas taxes.
1975  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fall on: July 26, 2008, 05:20:27 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on July 26, 2008, 04:29:46 PM

Its the beginning of depression for me. Short dark cold dreary days. Night comes at 6pm. Its constantly cold and bitter. Nothing to do outside and freeze trying to go anywhere. Halloween is cool but Christmas is just one big marking campaign we could do without. And this crap lasts months before warmer days and longer sunshine comes back. I hate it all.

Christmas is what you make it.    I make it a time for my family.   A time for memories that my children will have for their whole lives.   It's a chance for me to find a perfect gift for my wife to let her know how much I love her.     Mostly it's a time when almost everyone at work is also on vacation, so I can take off time without expectations and without others filling my desk with work.    That way I can truly enjoy time with family.
1976  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Ben Stein thinks Obama is Hitler! on: July 26, 2008, 03:01:39 PM


On a related note, I saw somewhere (can't find the story now) where an Israeli paper published Obama's prayer that he placed at the Western Wall.

I think this is terrible and wrong.    I mean this has to be fake.   Obama, being of the Islamic faith, would never place a prayer in the wall.     Do they think we are stupid?
1977  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Ben Stein thinks Obama is Hitler! on: July 26, 2008, 02:57:09 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 26, 2008, 02:45:57 PM

Quote from: Brendan on July 26, 2008, 02:15:21 PM

In order to respond to that claim appropriately, I would need a much larger eye-rolling smiley.  72pt would probably do it.

this work

?

It's not animated.
1978  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Fall on: July 26, 2008, 02:29:46 PM
SEC Media days just concluded, marking the beginning of what I consider the downslide to my favorite time of the year.

August 30th marks the kickoff of College football.   Saturdays spent tailgating with friends outside Bryant Denny Stadium.   Discussing games ongoing all over the country.   The What Ifs, and Why Nots. 

Late September marks the time to break out the Halloween decorations and shop for new ones.    The kids love the house being decorated inside and out.

Mid October marks a trip to the real pumpkin patch, complete with a harvest festival and civil war reenactments.    A local tribe of native americans always comes and puts on a show too.   

Halloween.    Love it.    The entire neighborhood celebrates and people cook out hotdogs for visitors.

The leaf changes of October and the dramatic fall in November.

Thanksgiving and the beginning of time spent with family and vacation time for everyone.

Finding the perfect gifts for everyone.

Christmas!

and finally... the January/February post-Christmas vacation to Disney World for a week.     


SEC Media days is always the kickoff.    The boring time of the year has finally come to an end.
1979  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Ben Stein thinks Obama is Hitler! on: July 26, 2008, 12:29:01 PM
Ben Stein is crazy and wrong.    Obama is ideologically much closer to Stalin than he ever was Hitler.
1980  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My last reason to keep the Wii: destroyed and pooped on on: July 22, 2008, 01:51:26 AM

Wonder how much I could get for my used but mint Wii, Wii Fit, Mario Kart + Wheels.   
1981  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My last reason to keep the Wii: destroyed and pooped on on: July 19, 2008, 12:07:02 PM

Quote from: Canuck on July 19, 2008, 01:48:11 AM

Quote from: msduncan on July 19, 2008, 01:29:29 AM



Canuck continues his self-amusing humor under the delusion that other people are impressed with him.



You seem to think that I have some sort of personal vendetta against you or that I have some ulterior motives but believe me I don't-I'm not deriving any more satisfaction from this thread than any of the other goodness that is available on GT.  I just can't get over why you're so upset that they're doing little to change a sandbox game, when things rarely change in a sandbox game.  I'm sure this game will sell like gangbusters and the fans will gobble it up.  Why not? It's more of the goodness that they've been serving out for years now.  If you want to play a different game then I suggest you go and buy a different game.

Ok ok... fair enough and I apologize.

My point was that they at the very least should have added new activities and lots of new items and stuff.    The hands on folks were acting like there was nearly nothing added at all.
1982  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My last reason to keep the Wii: destroyed and pooped on on: July 19, 2008, 01:29:29 AM

Quote from: semiconscious on July 18, 2008, 06:08:27 PM

Quote from: Canuck on July 18, 2008, 04:31:47 PM

What do you want, a different way to harvest apples?

smile

classic...

Canuck continues his self-amusing humor under the delusion that other people are impressed with him.

But since he asked the question and you responded.... why the hell not???  Why NOT a different way to harvest apples once you get to a certain amount of money?  Why not collecting other stuff?   Why not being able to discover a mine at some point where you can go collect gemstones and have a chance at the ultra rare and $$$ diamond?    How about being able to find an ultra rare scuba suit that lets you go underwater in an area to check for a special type of shells?    Why not being able to find items with unique properties ala Diablo and then trade them online?

WHY NOT?

Why not a sequel that isn't just a redone original with nothing new????   Why not?
Why not nintendo taking their eye off the stupid controller long enough to use their imaginations??  Why NOT?
1983  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My last reason to keep the Wii: destroyed and pooped on on: July 18, 2008, 11:22:43 AM

Quote from: Canuck on July 18, 2008, 08:33:37 AM

It's actually the exact same game?  I watched one of the movies and I thought it was pretty cool.  I'm not sure what the problem is here-it's the same series so why should it be much different?  If they completely changed it then it wouldn't be Animal Crossing anymore, it would be a different game altogether-Prince of Persia perhaps?  The Sims has been coming out with basically the exact same theme since at least 1999 and people still gobble it up so I don't see why Nintendo should be held to some higher standard.  Now then, if it is quite literally the exact same game as on the DS (ie Animal Crossing:Wide World) then I guess you don't have a reason to keep your Wii after all!

I think you and I both know what a proper sequel should do, so I'm not going to stroke your ego by typing out a lengthy response to this.
1984  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My last reason to keep the Wii: destroyed and pooped on on: July 18, 2008, 04:48:35 AM
And they completely fumbled the AC ball.   This was the title many of the hard core Nintendo fans like myself was most looking forward to.    Now it's just an empty shell of a repeat.    Pathetic.
1985  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My last reason to keep the Wii: destroyed and pooped on on: July 18, 2008, 01:58:00 AM

Unfortunately, I'm getting tired of Nintendo's deal.    What's their deal?    Repackage the same say...10 games over and over again.    It sucks.
1986  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NCAA 09 Impressions? on: July 18, 2008, 01:11:26 AM

When are they going to patch this thing???????   I hate playing with numbers only.
1987  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you all in 6-7 months!!! on: July 18, 2008, 01:01:36 AM
All you guys are making us proud Kato.
1988  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / My last reason to keep the Wii: destroyed and pooped on on: July 18, 2008, 12:56:55 AM
Reheated and refried Animal Crossing.

I was hanging on to the Wii mainly for one reason:   The promise of another Animal Crossing experience.   The true sequel to the game.    One chocked full of more stuff to do, cool tweaks and new inventions in gameplay.

Instead these guys got a hands on view of the game, and it's nearly EXACTLY like the previous versions.     Nothing is different.   Nintendo merely stuck the old game in the oven to warm it up and slapped it on a plate.    What a freakin joke.

I'm going to lobby the wife to sell the Wii now.    Screw you Nintendo and your gimmicks.   I'm out.
1989  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Tony Snow, dead at 53 on: July 16, 2008, 02:50:10 AM
The great thing about Tony, is that even those that completely disagreed with his politics have come pouring out of the woodworks saying he was the kindest and most gracious man they'd ever met.    A poster over on OO actually met and talked with him for a while...and reports that he was the real deal when it came to his kindness.

I like being around people like that.   It makes me want to emulate them.
1990  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Planet size comparison on: July 15, 2008, 10:35:06 AM
                             Table 3

                Solar System Scaled to 3-inch Earth

Parameter           Real Distance/Size     Scaled Distance/Size
-----------------   -------------------    ---------------------

Earth (diameter)         12,756 km              3 inches
Moon (diameter)           3,476 km            0.8 inches (ping pong ball)
Moon (distance)         384,400 km            7.5 feet
Sun (diameter)          1,392,000 km         27.3 feet
Sun (distance)    150 million km = 1 AU      0.55 miles (=0.9 km)
Jupiter (distance)         5.20 AU            2.9 miles (from sun)
Jupiter (diameter)      142,984 km            2.8 feet
Saturn (distance)          9.54 AU            5.2 miles (from sun)
Saturn (diameter)       120,536 km            2.4 feet
Pluto (distance)          39.54 AU           21.7 miles (from sun)
Pluto (diameter)          2,300 km            0.5 inch (small rubber ball
                                                or crumple up some tin foil)

Next nearest star   4.3 light years          156,000 miles (or more than 6/10ths
                                                  of the way to the moon on the
                                                  "real" scale of things!)
1991  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you all in 6-7 months!!! on: July 13, 2008, 06:49:23 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on July 13, 2008, 06:32:26 AM

Quote from: Thin_J on July 12, 2008, 08:12:12 PM

Best of luck to you while you're over there.

I *almost* ordered an Acog for my AR-15 here a while back. I see you have one on your duty gun. You like it as much as everyone else seems to?

Quote from: DamageInc
I picked up the Springfield .45 XD with 2 13 round magazines and a bunch of extras for under $500

Fixed Tongue

That said, nice XD. I recently went Glock instead. Next purchase is either the HK P30 or the HK45, pretty much exactly like the one Kato bought. It really depends. If I have my concealed carry permit it'll be the P30, because it's just so much smaller. If I still haven't gotten around to getting the permit I'll go for the HK45.

We're assholishly derailing Kato's thread.

Anywho, speaking of the HK45, it's over a grand where you got it Kato? I got quoted $902 for one a couple days ago from a local gun shop here. Granted I'll have to pay tax on top of that, but it'll still be at least $50 cheaper. That sucks. You should get a military discount or something  icon_neutral

ACOG is great, unlike in COD4  icon_razz  Kinda crazy here today, had a badguy shoot at my patrol and I with a shotgun.  The shells were regular buckshot, but filled with a lot of glass and high density plastic.  I guess the reason for that kind of shot would be that it doesn't show up in an x-ray?

On another note, I came across an abandoned puppy that literally followed me back to base (after I gave it a little MRE snack)
Don't know what to do about the little guy, but he's way too cute to push out the door.....





What kind of dumbass shoots at a patrol of US Marines with a shotgun?    I mean I know I ran around in COD4 with a shotgun, but seriously....
1992  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Fourth of July Reflections on: July 12, 2008, 04:08:22 PM
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that believe the system is there to HELP them move forward in life and aspire to be better in one's community to help it grow. I won't stop believing in my community even though one party only cares about the 1% of 1% that don't give a rats ass who servers them coffee, washes their car, cleans their windows or keeps them safe while they sleep.

Our system is there to preserve freedom, provide a system of laws, and provide military protection from threats.     No where in our founder's writings or the goverment they crafted did they say the government was here to help people succeed.    The government is here to provide an environment where people are free to succeed through hard work and determination.

I think it's incredibly arrogant to assume that those that happen to be extremely rich are inhuman bastards that don't care about other human beings just because they have more money than you.   Stop with the jealousy and class warfare.
1993  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Fourth of July Reflections on: July 12, 2008, 03:57:08 PM
Out of curiosity McBa1n -- what circumstances had you living in the Soviet Union for years, and do you consider them (at the time) better than the US?
1994  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Fourth of July Reflections on: July 12, 2008, 03:53:56 PM

Quote from: cheeba on July 12, 2008, 03:28:42 PM

Quote from: McBa1n on July 12, 2008, 11:14:45 AM

However, for US Rah Rah duders, good for you - but consider: Any moron that voted for Bush deserves a few things done to them
It really is sad, the culture of insults on this particular forum. When you are able to make a post about American patriotism without a bunch of random insults, I would enjoy reading and perhaps discussing it. Until then, consider that wisdom is the realization of how little you know, when you judge others so harshly.

To be fair to McBa1n...   I know he knows that I voted for Bush twice.    I don't think he *really* wants things done to me.   I *think* he's just making a point, though I could be wrong.

And I do hope he realizes that over half the voters in this country voted for Bush's reelection.
1995  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The team that designed the Wiimote... on: July 12, 2008, 12:49:36 PM

Quote from: Turtle on July 12, 2008, 05:46:25 AM

Those poor dogs.  They'll be neurotic by the end of summer.

Labs are born neurotic.   At least about fetching....
1996  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Tony Snow, dead at 53 on: July 12, 2008, 12:48:20 PM
Rest in Peace Tony.
1997  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you all in 6-7 months!!! on: July 12, 2008, 01:15:23 AM
Stay safe over there Kato.   We miss you buddy....

1998  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: All's quiet.... on: July 08, 2008, 11:19:47 AM

Quote from: Brendan on July 08, 2008, 05:50:57 AM

Quote from: msduncan on July 08, 2008, 04:12:21 AM

Some of you are asking us to prove that John McCain has been misrepresented by Obama as being Bush's third term.
I'm telling you that as a conservative, I don't trust John McCain to be anything like what he's representing himself as at the moment.   I believe he will be much like the John McCain he has been since we all knew him in the 90's.

It's fine of you to feel that way - suspicious, alienated, whatever.  However, McCain's stated policy positions, at least today, are exceedingly similar to those of President Bush.  That's what the Obama campaign is comparing - they can't predict whether or not he's being sincere.

I know what his stated policy positions are.   I just don't believe him.

*this doesn't mean I won't vote for him, unfortunately.     Middle is better than far left.
1999  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 in-game XMB updated! on: July 08, 2008, 04:29:01 AM
btw I was lucky enough to get a 60 gig back.   though I have no PS2 games and will not be play any.   

I'd have rather they sent me an 'upgrade' to be honest....
2000  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: All's quiet.... on: July 08, 2008, 04:12:21 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on July 07, 2008, 07:08:29 PM

Quote from: cheeba on July 07, 2008, 03:22:54 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on July 07, 2008, 01:42:17 PM

It seems to me that this little debate could be settled awfully quickly if you guys simply started listing all the major policy positions where John McCain differs from George W. Bush.  I wonder why you haven't.
Because you are completely and totally wrong.

Prove it.

msduncan accused the Obama campaign of "misrepresenting" John McCain's platform as being nothing but Bush's third term.  Brendan responded by posting a link to a long list of policy positions which McCain has flip-flopped on, each cross-referenced with their source, and each bringing him into lock-step with Bush.  Since then, you and brettmcd have complained, attacked Brendan, and stated again and again that he's obviously wrong...but 24-hours later, you still haven't offered even one bit of dissenting evidence.

This leaves you with three options:

1) Prove it, which I don't think you can,

2) Apologize and admit you're way, way out of line, or

3) Brag some more about how two seconds in Google would, like, totally prove you right, wait for a good opportunity to quietly duck out of the thread, and pretend that making bold and confident assertions is somehow a good substitute for simple facts.

I can't wait to see which one you guys pick.

-Autistic Angel

Ah ok well I think I've found the disconnect.

Some of you are asking us to prove that John McCain has been misrepresented by Obama as being Bush's third term.
I'm telling you that as a conservative, I don't trust John McCain to be anything like what he's representing himself as at the moment.   I believe he will be much like the John McCain he has been since we all knew him in the 90's.

The difference here is that liberals step to the middle in this country during a campaign.    Moderate Republicans step toward the right.     It's generally been this way (see HW Bush).     So you are asking us to prove something that we don't have any real evidence of other than John McCain's traditional disagreements and pissing off of righties like myself.   I'm telling you that I don't really like the guy because I know based on history what he's going to be like when he gets in there.   And I believe that is Obama lite.
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