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1  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: September 19, 2014, 08:44:06 AM
I would have been slightly annoyed if the Scotts voted yes.  Scottland can break free, but the North of Ireland?  Nah.  UK has a problem with that. 
2  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: September 17, 2014, 08:40:35 AM
... our "Corporate Citizens" make the Nazis look like Boy Scouts of America earning their Eagle Scout.

Please explain.  This does not make sense to me.

Our SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) in recent years declared certain 'rights' to corporations that were held only for actual people.  From there, the term "Corporate Citizen" spawned.  The idea that corporations inside the United States are as important as actual citizens.  Terrifying concept made worse by lobbyists.  As Valentina put very fittingly, their behavior in recent decades has been terrible.

The socio-economics of the US is very much in dire straights.  And I say that as a guy who is lucky enough not to be in the bottom half of that stratosphere.  We've built a game where the powerful can get rich, the rich can get powerful, and the every day person just has to pray they find a way through to squeak out an existence.  When the $15T US comes do, we're all joking ourselves if we think our 1% is going to stick around to help pay it back.
3  Products / Z-Corps / Re: So Z-Corps kinda sorta has some competition on: September 16, 2014, 06:41:38 PM
*reads description*  So, it's a slightly more interactive "What would you do?" book.  I'm just not sure how you can cover all that material in what look to be very small books.
4  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: September 16, 2014, 06:39:10 PM
The senator's claims were proven to be a bit hyperbole by the CBO.  The real number is around 20 cents on a dollar.  Which is still a ton, but not nearly half of 1.  As for nuclear disarmament?  The topic is a nightmare of logistics.  There will never be a non-nuclear world.  It's becoming too easy a technology to figure out that too many yahoos are going to attain them.  Can we scale back?  Sure.  But you still have to store the weaponized material for some insane time period.  And that takes bunkers, and personnel, and construction costs, and yadda yadda.  

Is our Defense spending out of control?  Dear god yes.  We've got M1s that'll never be used, ever.  Yet, we're building more.  The problem?  In America, no one wants to admit we need to make hard choices.  Taxes?  Gonna go up.  At least in the short term.  People are gonna have to lose jobs.  When you start shutting down Defense, you impact a bunch of other stuff.  But it's gotta get done.  

I mean.. hell.. our Education is barely mediocre, our COST of Education is about on par with holding your first born hostage for a kidney, our health care is the laughing stock of the world, our overall health is a joke and our "Corporate Citizens" make the Nazis look like Boy Scouts of America earning their Eagle Scout.
5  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Hey Koala, something for you. on: September 09, 2014, 12:38:35 PM


Very good thinking Krenksy!  (Not actual daughter. lol)
6  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Hey Koala, something for you. on: September 08, 2014, 12:17:21 PM
Remind me never to show this to my daughter.  "Daddy.  Koala?"  No, sweetie.  "Daddy.  Koala."  No.  "DADDY!"  Ugh.  Fine.
7  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: September 04, 2014, 02:46:29 PM

Y'know, adding this to the news that our solar power plants set the entire avian kingdom literally on fire, and I'm starting to think that humanity can't seem to win the whole environment issue.  Tongue

At 7 Billion people, you are probably correct. 

Echo this, though keeping the facts in perspective we charming First Worlders' do use a hell of a lot more resources and generate a far larger carbon footprint per capita. Tain't fair to plop the blame solely on numbers when concentration's a factor.

Oh, that is very true.  Consumption is a problem.  A very large one that no one wants to address become it's uncomfortable.  But that is a conversation not meant for video Games. lol. 
8  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: September 04, 2014, 01:02:19 PM

Y'know, adding this to the news that our solar power plants set the entire avian kingdom literally on fire, and I'm starting to think that humanity can't seem to win the whole environment issue.  Tongue

At 7 Billion people, you are probably correct. 
9  Products / Z-Corps / Re: Z-Corps Question for Everyone on: August 29, 2014, 04:46:01 PM
Peter Clines.  Author of 14, and the Ex- line.  (Superheroes vs. Zombie Apocalypse).
10  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: August 23, 2014, 08:48:27 PM
My best start ever was Spain.  My Scout discovered Cerro de Posti (10G) and near by was Fountain of Youth.  (10 Happy).  My first two expansion cities were putting out 20 smiley faces and 20G to my economy.  Got a Pantheon that gave them +4 faith (+8 for spain).. so.. 2 tiles were generating 20G, 16 Faith and 20 Smiley faces.  ...I ultimately lost to the Mongols.  But it was an awesome start.
11  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: August 21, 2014, 08:04:02 AM
System requirements for Civ: BE are up on Steam, and I'm pretty sure my comp falls under them... I think.  Probably won't be a graphical powerhouse, but that's not why people play Civ, now is it?


Civ has graphics?  lol.  And.. if that's Supremacy and Purity.. what's gonna be Harmony?!
12  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: August 19, 2014, 07:48:16 PM
Wasteland 2.  Sept. 19th.  That is all.
13  Products / Spycraft 2.0 / So... Spycraft 3.0 is a bit down the road. What about that ol' 2.0? on: August 19, 2014, 03:43:50 PM
You know... I'm not sure if we're the only ones guilty of "Oh!  Another Edition is coming out, let's put off playing Spycraft until we get 3.0!", but that was definitely our mentality.  And while we're still eager to see what the Crafty put out for 3.0, we just went full hog back into 2.0 while Ramrodding FantasyCraft into it.  

For those of us who haven't played SC2 lately, she's a good ship.  She belongs on the water.  She misses you.  lol.  We're using all supplements, and.. I literally forgot how crazy SC2 can get.  We've already got one guy who's Paranoid of Holiday Characters.  Easter Bunny, Santa, etc etc.  Terrified.
14  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Hey Koala, something for you. on: August 12, 2014, 03:34:37 PM
Heh.

Good times.

*raves, waves arms*

I'm a firefighter working for a cadre of arsonists!

Yeah.

Right.

You were the one who suggested I spike the punch.

Yea, but I'm not sure he meant for you to spike it with Dimethyltryptamine and Methamphetamine....
15  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Third Decade on: August 12, 2014, 03:25:16 PM
Yea.  This is a C17, not an E3.  You'll have to get THAT answer with another aircraft (and crew). lol
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