Back to Crafty Games Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
December 22, 2014, 01:22:31 AM
Home Help Search Login Register
News: Welcome to the Crafty Games Forums!

Note to New Members: To combat spam, we have instituted new rules: you must post 5 replies to existing threads before you can create new threads.

  Show Posts
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 290
1  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: December 21, 2014, 09:38:52 AM
Also people hate Austerity and, though I'm too tired to dig up stats, even the financial arguments for it's implementation are weak because you don't make up a tax shortfall by curbing spending.
I don't know why, no country claiming pains of austerity actually cut spending.

If you want to less violent crime, gun control is somewhere between worthless and counter productive.  If you have some other goal in mind, gun control may be just the solution you need.  (The example that comes to my mind is NYC's gun control law, the Sullivan Act.  Its primary supporter, City Councilman "Big Jim" Sullivan, was tired of "his boys" getting killed while shaking down shopkeepers.  NYC became one of the first "may issue" jurisdictions and lots of shopkeepers in Little Italy went to prison for defending themselves from thugs working for politicians.)

Looking at Mexico and the troubles there caused by the narcolistas, I'm disinclined to make it more difficult to own longarms.  Plus you have organizations like the NYPD acting as thugs for City Hall.  Eric Garner was killed for selling loosies [loose cigarettes, not the whole pack].  Think about that for a second.  How is the NYC government different from a mob boss in this case?  <Stereotypical mobster accent>Give da mayor his cut, or you get it like dat Garner guy.</accent>
2  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: December 20, 2014, 10:20:04 AM
...  It will not help the economy.
You mean replacing broken windows doesn't stimulate a local economy?   Shocked
3  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Beyond Earth (Reactions, stories, let's play setups, etc...) on: December 19, 2014, 03:13:25 PM
The arbitrary global health hit grows, so I build more biowells.  And the AI gets less dumb, I think. 

Dunno, what difficulty are you moving up from?

I have found having trade routes being unassailable by aliens to be quite useful, especially when I don't/can't get my cities that close together.
4  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: December 19, 2014, 09:47:28 AM
The move is mostly done, so I'm mostly back.  (And we have internet again.)

Artists, companies, and others who give hecklers a successful veto help the heckler, or terrorists, or dictators, make the world a worse place.

While we're rearranging US states, can we give NYC; Suffolk, Nassau, Rockland and maybe Orange counties to NJ?  They can call themselves New York.  The rest of upstate can call ourselves New Amsterdam.  (Connecticut can have Westchester and Putnam counties.) 

(click to show/hide)
5  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: December 16, 2014, 09:20:55 AM
A)  Part of why I call it the Cromnimbus

B)  Somewhere between good and useless.  Campaigns have to report donors in ways PACs don't, so this will either add some sunshine or keep the status quo.  (Campaign finance laws never had the intended effect of reducing corruption or the appearance of corruption, so I'm not sad to see them go.)

C)  Ergh.  This is an actual federal issue, and truckers get screwed in so many ways.

D)  Paternalistic scumbaggery is bipartisan...   Sad

IIRC Americans didn't get sent to Gitmo.
6  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: December 15, 2014, 10:42:19 AM
I'm somewhat surprised the standoff is still going on, but whatever gets those hostages out alive is the clear priority as opposed to storming in without a very clear plan of attack.
Cordon and wait...  Hold on, a modicum of sense from non-military government gunmen?  Pass me a fainting couch.  (Though for all I know they did call in some of the spec ops guys, which would explain the sense.)
7  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: December 14, 2014, 05:57:11 PM
Article I, Section 8, Clause 1
U.S. Constitution - Article 1 Section 8  I'm not sold on NASA being part of the general welfare, and the DEA certainly is not.
8  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: December 13, 2014, 11:55:59 PM
Which article grants Congress the authority to spend tax dollars on throwing things into space?

It goes rather further:  While the commerce clause, the authority to meddle in intrastate commerce, grants  Congress a good amount of authority, where do they get off banning plants?  (Wickard v Fillburn, the worst judgement since the Dredd Scott case.  (Korematsu v US was after Wickard v Fillburn and is still "good" law, which is to say that the US federal government has court cover to run concentration camps, again.)  IMO:  To pick two, neither the departments of Education or Housing and Urban Development is a department authorized by the Constitution, nor do I think either has been net positive.
9  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: December 13, 2014, 06:23:08 PM
...  Looks like the program isn't going away as some people might have thought.
I think they could benefit from some focus redirection, but YMMV.

(I'm not certain NASA fits into the Constitution, except as a piggy-back to military stuff, but as far as unconstitutional programs go, it is far and away the best one.)
10  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Page Turners: Book News & Reviews on: December 12, 2014, 06:01:50 PM
A friend of mine, John Hollingsworth, has committed some words to "paper."  Meager Beginnings, Part: One: Another Day on Aluin (Aetheriad Book 1) is, of course, on Amazon.
11  Community / License to Improvise / Re: [Farthest Star] So, guns... on: December 11, 2014, 09:31:45 AM
With the tech you showed, even though its a internal magazine it should be written up as an external one based on use profile.
Hmm.  Yeah, I can dig that.  Revolvers would function similarly?  (Would revolvers be a "charming anachronism" or status symbol, like Jim Raynor's revolver in StarCraft II?)
12  Community / License to Improvise / Re: [Farthest Star] So, guns... on: December 10, 2014, 09:47:37 AM
That's just cosmetics the combat rifle is clearly external by Morg's definitions, so would a M1 Garand. As opposed to a M1903 Springfield.
The Garand would be I8, with a note about the en-bloc clips it uses for reloading.  (One action to load eight rounds until you run out, then needs to reload after each shot.  How do you model that?)

Heft and recoil are, in my mind, only tenuously related.  My holdout pistol has a lot less heft, but felt more recoily than my service pistol.  The light and medium machine guns I used had similar hefts and similar kicks, though the medium had more of each.

(click to show/hide)
13  Community / License to Improvise / Re: [Farthest Star] So, guns... on: December 09, 2014, 04:17:47 PM
I don't think the kick for the sidearms is in whack.  One of the big problems of holdout pistols is their rough recoil.

P.S.  I feel like I'm looking at the Mini/Light/Service/Heavy breakdown on SMGs and drawing the wrong conclusions on your example weapons.  Shouldn't heavy mean less kick as there is more mass to absorb the recoil and more space to install recoil mitigation bits?
14  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: December 09, 2014, 02:22:29 PM
Jeeze.  Can't assassinate politicians or throw rotten produce at bigots.  Next you're going to tell me I am not allowed to burn bureaucracies down. 

What can we do?
15  Community / License to Improvise / Re: [Farthest Star] So, guns... on: December 09, 2014, 01:55:27 PM
Please, real hunters in the RCN universe use folding knives and lengths of beryllium crystal monofilament fishing line.
Poaching is a sort of hunting.   Tongue
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 290


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.13 | SMF © 2006-2011, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!