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Signed On May 24, 2003, 03:25
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
612. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 29, 2013, 10:39 Prez
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Oct 29, 2013, 09:17:
Prez wrote on Oct 29, 2013, 09:00:
Report: W.H. knew plans would be canceled under ACA USA TODAY
Up to 75% of those with individual insurance will have policies cancelled, experts say.


RUH ROH!!!



If this was a story on Fox News, I wouldn't even give it a second glance. But when it is on USAToday reported by NBC, it's at least worth reading to see what it's about.

This is basically the same story Seph linked a few posts back. I think he summed it up well enough. Hell, I have to sign up for what is essentially a new plan every year because the insurance company changes the plans they offer every year.

Fair enough. I actually missed some of this thread since it got so long. So far my health insurance remains unaffected though my company has announced some minor changes will be announced soon in order to comply with the ACA. I'm starting to wonder if the plans that could not be made to comply with the ACA were by fly-by-night insurance companies.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
10. Re: Evening Safety Dance Oct 29, 2013, 09:26 Prez
 
Just like in the Iran-Contra affair, the President may not know that something shady is going on but that doesn't excuse him of his responsibility. And just like in the Iran-Contra scandal I find it a bit hard to believe the President was completely unaware of what was going on. Obama's second term has really been a rough one; I think that maybe the famed "Second Term curse" is actually real. It seems like no president can avoid it.  
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News Comments > Fallout 3 Turns 5
45. Re: Fallout 3 Turns 5 Oct 29, 2013, 09:22 Prez
 
Yakubs wrote on Oct 29, 2013, 09:09:
Fallout 3 isn't a living being and it wasn't even very good. Why are we celebrating it's "birthday?" Oh, right, free press for Bethesda.

That's it you're not invited to the party!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
601. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 29, 2013, 09:00 Prez
 
Report: W.H. knew plans would be canceled under ACA USA TODAY
Up to 75% of those with individual insurance will have policies cancelled, experts say.


RUH ROH!!!


If this was a story on Fox News, I wouldn't even give it a second glance. But when it is on USAToday reported by NBC, it's at least worth reading to see what it's about.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: On Sale Oct 29, 2013, 08:34 Prez
 
Yeah Darkstone was an underrated gem.

I bought that Sim bundle - what a deal! I already had IL Sturmovik 1946 so anyone who wants it contact me on Steam (I'm 'Prez' with the same avatar as here).
 
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News Comments > Fallout 3 Turns 5
41. Re: Fallout 3 Turns 5 Oct 29, 2013, 08:05 Prez
 
Fallout 3 was way over-hated by many gamers. Despite some rough edges it was an excellent first try at transitioning the Fallout world into a living breathing 3D world. Fallout purists made up there minds to hate it the second it was announced; it was far better than anyone thought it would turn out to be. Great game regardless of what the haters say.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2013, 13:55 Prez
 
The notable thing about Lou Reed's death at 71 isn't that a music legend died; it's that Lou Fucking Reed actually made it to 71!!!! Walk on the wild side indeed! R.I.P. Lou.  
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - Infinity Ward: Many COD Players "Aren't Gamers"
19. Re: Quoteworthy - Infinity Ward: Many COD Players Oct 28, 2013, 13:53 Prez
 
Don't confuse girls not liking you because of gaming... your attitude and looks play a large role.

Dammit. That's three strikes and I'm out! Thank God and/or Superman for alcohol.
 
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - Infinity Ward: Many COD Players "Aren't Gamers"
3. Re: Quoteworthy - Infinity Ward: Many COD Players Oct 28, 2013, 10:49 Prez
 
If they are playing a game, how can they not be gamers? If you want to dilineate between hardcore and casual, fine, but to say people playing a game for hours on end aren't gamers seems snobbish and elitist to me.  
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News Comments > ROAM vs How to Survive
4. Re: ROAM vs How to Survive Oct 28, 2013, 10:44 Prez
 
I imagine that proving this in court would be tough or impossible unless they stole actual art assets and such, but the ROAM devs aren't claiming that 505 did anything like that. In gaming it's pretty much standard practice to "borrow" ideas from other games. I wish I had thought to copyright the use of zombies/undead walkers in interactive entertainment. I'm pretty sure I would be a quintillionaire by now.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
8. Re: Game Reviews Oct 27, 2013, 15:18 Prez
 
Redmask wrote on Oct 27, 2013, 10:56:
dj LiTh wrote on Oct 26, 2013, 23:22:
Steele Johnson wrote on Oct 26, 2013, 22:52:
Perfect review of PoE and seems like a reasonable score for the same ol' same ol' hack 'n slash genre that's getting tired.

Same ol'? What about their skill system, currency system, passive tree, and now the dominus boss battle (it rivals most MMORPG Raid bosses) is same ol? Clearly you havent played 1.00 poe to dominus.

He can be forgiven for that considering it's barely days old and it's not like there isn't a lot of other content to judge.

If someone isn't a fan of a genre, be it in music, games, or movies, they tend to not bother to look for the finer points that differentiate different entries within the same genre. As a fan of heavy metal music, I hear "all metal music sounds the same" all the time from non-metal fans.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
462. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 26, 2013, 17:31 Prez
 
Sepharo wrote on Oct 26, 2013, 17:31:
Prez he said "Period".
I don't think you're allowed to respond.
Woops!

RollinThundr wrote on Oct 26, 2013, 17:31:
Prez wrote on Oct 26, 2013, 17:30:
It's forcing a service by federal mandate, they're abusing the commerce clause by calling it a tax. Period, end of fucking story.

Well the Supreme Court has ruled the penalty a tax, which is within Constitutionally-granted Congressional power, so it is in fact Constitution as decreed by the Supreme Court. A majority conservative Supreme Court no less. You are not mandated to buy health care; you are just made to pay a penalty if you don't.

They redefined it as a tax to get around it, but let's call it for what it really is please.

Doesn't matter what you call it; it is Constitutional. Um, woops again!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
459. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 26, 2013, 17:30 Prez
 
It's forcing a service by federal mandate, they're abusing the commerce clause by calling it a tax. Period, end of fucking story.

Well the Supreme Court has ruled the penalty a tax, which is within Constitutionally-granted Congressional power, so it is in fact Constitutional as decreed by the Supreme Court, the very body which the founders set up as the final say on the Constitutionality of legislation. A majority conservative Supreme Court no less. You are not mandated to buy health care; you are just made to pay a penalty if you don't.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
3. Re: Saturday Mobilization Oct 26, 2013, 15:13 Prez
 
Still WAAYYYY too much.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
454. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 26, 2013, 14:59 Prez
 
RollinThundr wrote on Oct 26, 2013, 13:01:

My opinion is we have too many people in the US for socialized health care to ever be done in a way that's going to be affordable. Regardless of which party's plan it is. It's just not going to work in the long run doing the actual math.

Is "Obamacare" really socialized health care though? Do people in socialist nations have to pay a premium and a deductible like people do under the ACA? I always thought socialized medicine meant it was paid for completely out of tax revenues.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
441. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 26, 2013, 11:58 Prez
 
I think we can all agree or at least those of us with half a brain, that the media is extremely dem biased...

It depends on what you mean by "Dem biased". Statistics bear out that journalism majors and others who go into news broadcasting out of college tend to be Democrats by a fair margin. That would tend to indicate that there exists in the political demographics amongst those in the news business a natural democrat bias. This is not to say the the news presented for public consumption is necessarily biased the same way - quite the contrary I think. The most biased news I've seen has come out of Fox News, with MSNBC a pretty distant second. The major news media outlets do a fair job of maintaining a balance between the two for the most part. I won't say completely politics agnostic but NOWHERE NEAR the left wing slant that conservatives claim. Living with a Tea Party girl ( my beautiful wife) has taught me that when conservative complain of a liberal media bias it's more often than not because the media is reporting without a heavy right wing slant. Neutral reporting comes across as biased by contrast to how they want to see information dispensed to the masses. It's a matter of perspective in my opinion.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
10. Re: On Sale Oct 26, 2013, 11:32 Prez
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 25, 2013, 19:26:
You can get the Wolf Among Us at 25 points off at GMG atm. Can't recommend it enough!

Just curious - did you play/like "Walking Dead"? I only ask because if Wolf Among Us is the same or better I will definitely want to pick it up.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 26, 2013, 11:19 Prez
 
Gambit: Another Useless X-Man Gets Fired.

I almost laughed til I cried! Grin
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
432. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 26, 2013, 10:48 Prez
 
RollinThundr wrote on Oct 26, 2013, 09:02:
Sepharo wrote on Oct 26, 2013, 08:32:
RollinThundr wrote on Oct 26, 2013, 08:18:
The only labeling I do is to people that act like Obama can do no wrong and that the GOP and Bush are the anti christ.

How about you prove it then because there isn't a single person on this site that acts like "Obama can do no wrong".

Unfairly labeling people is about 80% of your shtick here.
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Aside from bagger making a passing comment about Obamacare I have never once seen you guys even mention Bhengazi or the multitude of other incidents that the media has given him a complete pass on. Not once.

I think Bhengazi was an absolute travesty. I also thought 19 dead army rangers in Mogadishu was a travesty. It's something I actually agree with the Tea Party and conservatives on. But it's a dead issue. Bringing it up now only makes the one bringing it up look like a far-right wacko. Wanna know why? Read "The Boy Who Cried Wolf". The right wing has been so dead set on trying to pin everything on Obama (and Clinton in the '90's) as a scandal that people just tune them out now assuming that they are up to their old tricks. So when they touch on something that actually has something possibly nefarious and/or evidential of gross criminal negligence it gets ignored too. The right wing has nobody to blame but themselves. Take heart though - it worked in Bush`s favor too. Neither he nor the vile cretins in his cabinet will ever be held accountable for the many unnecessary deaths in post war Iraq due to our troops not being supplied with the armor and supplies to keep them safe because of the same constant crying wolf by his opponents for everything he did. "Blame Bush" is a punchline now, and "Blame Obama" right along with it. I say blame the extremist indoctrinated cheerleaders on both side who just never shut up.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut
52. Re: Ships Ahoy - Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut Oct 26, 2013, 10:24 Prez
 
Verno wrote on Oct 25, 2013, 10:52:
CeeJay wrote on Oct 25, 2013, 10:19:
If you already own all the rest (like I do) then it should have been a free patch.

I don't want to buy the game twice.

It was $5 if you own the rest, pretty reasonable for the content additions IMO.

Agreed. It's not like the original wasn't brilliant and awesome in its own right.
 
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