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Signed On May 24, 2003, 03:25
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 18, 2013, 11:18 Prez
 
"Treasure preciously every moment with your dog as if it will be your last. Burn the memories you guys make together indelibly into you memory so that he or she will always be with you, even after they pass on. Your dog doesn't die; though he or she moves on from being in your presence to being in your memory, their place remains forever unchanged in your heart. Cherish the space in it which they claim always".

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The best therapy for the loss of a dog is a new dog.

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News Comments > Arkham Games Ditch GFWL
42. Re: Arkham Games Ditch GFWL Oct 18, 2013, 10:35 Prez
 
I am liking this trend a lot, though I`m guessing Steam detractors are not.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
203. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 17, 2013, 16:52 Prez
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Oct 17, 2013, 11:49:
RollinThundr wrote on Oct 17, 2013, 09:17:
Verno wrote on Oct 17, 2013, 09:11:
Prez wrote on Oct 16, 2013, 17:56:

While I admire the strength of conviction of these men, they are purely idealists, not great leaders. A leader understands he has to give something in order to get something; how to compromise and when to stand your ground and when to pack it in and live to fight another day. Uncompromising men are often easier to admire than compromising men, but it is the compromising ones that get things done for the general welfare of the people. They also know how to separate personal religious values from all-encompassing legislation that affects the whole nation. They do not try to legislate their personal moral code upon everyone as they understand that not everyone believes as they do but everyone still has the same right of pursuit of their own happiness.

Well said Prez. Look at what this latest fiasco has cost us. Who came out looking worse? Most polls say the GOP. What was achieved? Nothing. A lot of money and time wasted, not to mention political capital and public opinion.

Yeah it's a shame the liberal media won't actually blame Obama for anything. That's why the public perception is "congress' fault"
Obama's just as much at fault, he's proven he's a terrible leader and unwilling to work with the other guys, in the same breath blaming the other guys for not compromising. They're both guilty.
The Dems had already compromised to a CR to fund at below Ryan plan levels. Boehner already agreed to that, but went back on it after he couldn't get the TP to go along. The TP decided that if they can't get what they want, they'll try to force a default and wreck the economy. It's hostage-taking 101. You don't deal with hostage-takers. You keep the pressure on them until you find a way to put a bullet in them without killing the hostages or until they give up. The saner parts of the GOP managed to get enough control to give up for now.

I wouldn't want Boehner's position for the world. He is in a constant lose-lose situation - cater to the considerable extreme right wing of the party and get blamed for gridlock. Try to compromise and get viciously attacked by your own party for being a sell-out. All the while the opposition criticizes you whatever you do.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
165. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 16, 2013, 17:56 Prez
 
LibertyOrDeath wrote on Oct 16, 2013, 17:49:
The drones will believe anything. With that said, some of us knew what this president was and is. Many have warned people about Obamacare as well. I do not support DNC or the RNC. Put your money and backing behind candidates that say, "we the people" a lot! Cruz/Lee/Paul

Stop getting your news through agenda filtered media. Add these senators to your Facebook page and look how they vote.

While I admire the strength of conviction of these men, they are purely idealists, not great leaders. A leader understands he has to give something in order to get something; how to compromise and when to stand your ground and when to pack it in and live to fight another day. Uncompromising men are often easier to admire than compromising men, but it is the compromising ones that get things done for the general welfare of the people. They also know how to separate personal religious values from all-encompassing legislation that affects the whole nation. They do not try to legislate their personal moral code upon everyone as they understand that not everyone believes as they do but everyone still has the same right of pursuit of their own happiness.

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News Comments > Spacebase DF-9 Early Access
9. Re: RE: Follow up Oct 16, 2013, 17:51 Prez
 
UConnBBall wrote on Oct 16, 2013, 17:47:
Reminds me of Startopia!!!!

Me too. Great little-known gem that one.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2: TK Baha's Bloody Harvest Next Week
3. Re: Borderlands 2: TK Baha's Bloody Harvest Next Week Oct 16, 2013, 15:59 Prez
 
I loved TK and was sad to see his demise. Hopefully the zombified TK has the exact same demeanor (and voice actor).  
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News Comments > The Bureau: XCOM Declassified DLC
3. Re: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified DLC Oct 16, 2013, 12:56 Prez
 
The original "Bureau" (the 3rd-person squad based shooter that has similar combat mechanics to the Mass Effect series) got mediocre to fair reviews, but I still plan on buying it on a sale because the premise and the vibe of the time setting intrigues me. Waiting for a 50% or maybe 75% sale, depending how long it takes to come down in price. Had it reviewed better I very well may have bought it at or near full price.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 16, 2013, 11:47 Prez
 
nin wrote on Oct 16, 2013, 11:03:
Prez wrote on Oct 16, 2013, 10:54:
Hudson the puppy gets 'blade runner' artificial paw after being abandoned on railroad tracks and having his leg amputated.

That dog is gorgeous - he looks identical to a rescue we have at the shelter named Bravo. He too was a sad case - I hope I never run across the assholes who abandoned him and left him to die, for both of our sakes.

Prez, do you bookface at all? Been following https://www.facebook.com/MamaJadeNashville for a few weeks now. This dog was found in terrible shape (full details here), with cancer, and after saying they were going to be merciful and put the dog down, a fundraiser was setup for her that raised over $20K towards cancer treatment.

Hopefully it'll have a happy ending, and at least the dog is being cared for now.


I don't have a bookface account yet, but I'm going to look into this - thanks for the heads up.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
153. Re: Internet abandons the US Oct 16, 2013, 11:25 Prez
 
But then again I still hold the belief that anyone can make something of themselves if they really want to. I get the feeling alot of others don't feel that way.

I feel that way; always have. But that is not to say that those people shouldn't be given a helping hand when they hit a rough patch as good, hard-working people often do.

What non issues? If you don't think Obamacare is going to add to the debt you're a fucking moron.

He already stated that he expects it to and even if it means higher taxes he considers it worth the increase because it's something he believes in. Are you reading what he is writing or just skimming?

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 16, 2013, 10:54 Prez
 
Hudson the puppy gets 'blade runner' artificial paw after being abandoned on railroad tracks and having his leg amputated.

That dog is gorgeous - he looks identical to a rescue we have at the shelter named Bravo. He too was a sad case - I hope I never run across the assholes who abandoned him and left him to die, for both of our sakes.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
145. Re: Internet abandons the US Oct 16, 2013, 10:41 Prez
 
I think military spending should be higher than hand outs. Is that a good enough example for you?

But why? Rather than having a list of who gets more and who gets less, how about we determine what each area actually needs in terms of resources and capital then pay them accordingly. If their needs to be a heirarchy of importance of what gets cut first if the money runs out before everyone is paid, then so be it. But it seems laughably simplistic to flatly say "Whatever public welfare gets in federal money defense needs to exceed it!"

I hate deadbeats who do nothing but get fat on the public dole as much as you but, despite your constant derision of "hand-outs", the fact of the matter is that most good people will need some kind of help some time in their life. How can we be called a "civilized nation" if we don't see that they get the help they need to get back on their feet?

I don't get upset about said deadbeats like you do (as evidenced by the constant harping on it) because it is a relatively small number of Americans who do so.

From Statistical Information and Demographics derived from the latest national census:

If you use those who are supported by Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)--best described as a federal largess to indigent families with dependent children--as stated by the Dept. of Health the data suggests 1.7% of the total population that derive over 50% of their income from Welfare supports.

The number stated that receive any portion of their support from from welfare assistance--including food stamps--it is 29,900,000 or roughly 8% of the total population in the United States.

This breaks down to:

39% white 11,661,000 of 29,900,000 recipients

38% black 11,362,000 of 29,900,000

17% Hispanic 5,083,000 of 29,900,000


That's only 8% of Americans according the the data. And many of those people work but have jobs that pay too little to support themselves - hardly deadbeats.

That leaves the stated 1.7% of Americans who basically live off of Federal Welfare. That's less than 2% for heaven's sake. It's too many to be sure, but in the big scheme of things, with all the problems we have in the US, is it worth the amount of ranting and screaming people do when it is less than 2% of Americans doing it? That conceivably means 98% of Americans are NOT doing it and are trying to eek out an honest living. It's really a matte rof perspective for me. My annoyance about an issue is commensurate with the size of the issue as much as anything else, and for me it's just not worth getting all bent out of shape over.

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
108. Re: Internet abandons the US Oct 15, 2013, 14:45 Prez
 
Your brand of divisive politics just turns people away and shit like that is a big part of the reason why the GOP is stagnating.

Exactly. The far right's biggest enemy isn't the far left or moderate left; it's the far right itself. They themselves continue to weaken the Republican party (which still is my party according to the State of Tennessee but I sure am not proud of it) by continually coming across as narrow-minded and extreme, and in doing so, alienate the more moderate portion of their base to the extent that they no longer even want to be associated with the word "Republican" (The condescending term Rino Republican comes to mind). What we are coming to is that the fringe right will be the only wing of the Republican party left and it will continue to shrink further into irrelevance. Contrast that with the Democrat party which has progressives, liberals, moderates, conservatives, libertarians, etc. and continues to win elections.
 
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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Announced for 64-bit PCs
9. Re: Galactic Civilizations III Announced for 64-bit PCs Oct 15, 2013, 13:04 Prez
 
Woohoo - It's about time!!! Been waiting for this announcement forever.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
12. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Oct 15, 2013, 12:13 Prez
 
qsto wrote on Oct 15, 2013, 11:58:
No love for Outlast?

Haven't tried it yet.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
5. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Oct 15, 2013, 10:23 Prez
 
I'd say either Amnesia or Clive Barker's Undying (if you can still find a copy and get it working on Windows 7)  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
99. Re: Internet abandons the US Oct 15, 2013, 08:49 Prez
 
I also find it hilarious that the folks on the left who always argue the liberal view in these threads on BN always claim they're not liberal, you do it, beamer does it, you're both full of shit and it's obvious.

Still with the labels? Why not argue the point itself made by the individual, not the "typical liberal" or "typical conservative" point that he or she may not have even made? People can come to similar viewpoints by way of vastly different thought processes. We really need to get past the labels and other means by which we try to discredit a person before even hearing and understanding what they are saying. Otherwise what is the point of these threads at all?

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
69. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 14, 2013, 20:26 Prez
 
I'm a little surprised to see Blue link to such a politically charged topic as "Obamacare", but hey, it's his site.

I have deliberately remained mostly ignorant on the ACA so I could see for myself what it entailed instead of having someone else explain their version of the truth of it to me. Honestly, from what I've seen so far my reaction is one of "THIS is what the fuss is all about?" I assumed when the talking heads were calling it socialized medicine that it would mean free health care for those without jobs wholly subsidized by those of us with jobs. Instead it sounds like just any other plan from any other insurance company only with the Federal Government as the administrator. "But Prez, it's forcing companies to provide its full-time employees with healthcare!" To which I say, "And...? That's a bad thing how exactly?" Uninsured people are one of the things that drives the cost of healthcare for everyone - imagine if there were fewer uninsured people!

You can say that the government mandating things to corporations is anti-capitalist and that may be so, but before government regulation of corporations started factory workers who died at their machines from being over-worked and under- nourished were simply pushed out of the way to make room for a live worker to work the machine. Ah the good ole early 1900's, dontcha miss 'em? Corporations have repeatedly shown that often the only way they will do the right thing is if they are made to. So while I am pro-Capitalist in the general sense, the need for government mandates and regulation is obvious to me. Enron and Worldcom anyone?

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News Comments > Steam Top 10
10. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 13, 2013, 21:14 Prez
 
nin wrote on Oct 13, 2013, 17:57:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 13, 2013, 16:02:
Also, Papers Please is $6 on sale on Steam right now.

I'm broke, but I'm still grabbing that one...


Careful! Spending money you don't have without a proper budget in place can cause a nin household shutdown! That would be terrible! Look at how bad things are with the government shutdown! Oh wait; there's virtually no difference whatsoever! In that case carry on!
 
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News Comments > Console Emulation Through Steam
14. Re: Console Emulation Through Steam Oct 13, 2013, 16:43 Prez
 
Emulation is piracy because everyone just pirates their ROMs.

EXTREMELY faulty logic.
 
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News Comments > Thief Gameplay Trailer
45. Re: Thief Gameplay Trailer Oct 12, 2013, 17:28 Prez
 
Wub! Wub! (whatever that means) Wub! Wub!

LOL!
 
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