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News Comments > R.I.P.: Gary Gygax
24. Taking this one hard... Mar 4, 2008, 17:01 Larry
 
I was there for the first release of Basic D&D... the first few editions of Dragon Mag... this is terribly sad for those of us in single-digit years in the late 70s/80s who were able to escape the dullness of suburban existence with the help of Mr Gygax and associates. I was 8 when the Giants/Drow/Queen series first started out- simply wonderful escapism- incomparable!

Godspeed Mr. Gygax

 
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News Comments > Red Alert 3 Announcement
3. No subject Feb 14, 2008, 11:45 Larry
 
"....restore the glory of Mother Russia"

No need for time travel. Courtesy of massive oil revenues, Putin's on his way to doing just that right now...

...and in the worst possible way.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Harry?... Jan 19, 2008, 21:12 Larry
 
Johnny?...
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Don't drink the Kool-Aid... Jan 19, 2008, 20:17 Larry
 
"More than it should"?! Oh man, and you connected that with the word "fairness"?! Who decides which lobby "should" have how much power?! I guess that you'd be the one to usurp the adversarialist structure of the U.S. government and be the one to solely dictate the "common good"? The one who determines which lobby should get the most influence? The one who determines what is fair? If I were you, I'd first try reading Madison's Federalist Papers. For starters.

Your cited reference material ("The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy") is very misleading. I've read it. It's an oversimplification, ultimately an incomplete and biased analysis. Sadly, many have and will continue to use it as justification for the Turner Diaries ethos. You'd better believe that the same uneducated, paranoid persons that worship the Turner Diaries are using pseudo-intellectual books like this to justify their dreadfully misinformed positions.

In the book you mentioned, no effort is made by the authors to analyze the effect of Muslim aggression in the region. Everything wrong in the Middle East is laid at the foot of Israel and U.S. support of Israel. The authors do attempt to create the air of impartiality by rejecting "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" and that lobbies that support Israel are completely acceptable…

However, the authors fail to lay any blame with the rest of the Middle East. For brevity, a quote from a review of "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy" makes the point: "...the political majority in Israel had been prepared to withdraw from most of the occupied territories to conclude a peace agreement with a Palestinian state — until the Al-Aksa intifada brought terrorism as deeply into sovereign, pre-1967 Israel as the Tel Aviv beachfront. Having withdrawn from all of Gaza in 2005, Israel received a steady barrage of rocket attacks, which undermined public support for further disengagement from portions, at least, of the West Bank. The authors do not have to concur with the Israeli reaction to those events, but they prove their intellectual dishonesty in barely even mentioning them."

Couldn't have said it better myself.

Another apt review excerpt summarizes the fundamental problem with books like “The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy": "The answer to conspiracy theories about Jewish influence is not to pretend Jews don't have it. It's to say, as J.J. Goldberg has done in his book 'Jewish Power,' that playing the interest-group game within the law requires no apologies. And it's to say something that Mearsheimer and Walt simply refuse to believe: All the lobbying in the world on Israel's behalf couldn't have succeeded had there not also been enough voters, the vast number of them non-Jews, who genuinely do believe in the moral and strategic foundations of the unique, and uniquely controversial, U.S.-Israeli relationship."

Again, dead-on. The notion that the Jewish (or any other) lobby somehow controls the rest of us "sheeple" by slight-o-hand, misdirection, whatever is the ultimate self-tool. It's a central assumption/principle in the Turner Diaries ethos. It's the central assumption to nearly all forms fascism. Don't miss that most of these conspiracy theories operate on the assumption that "everyone's a fool except for you and me, and I'm not sure about you." If you do the extrapolations, you'll see that such a mindset leaves no room for other informed points of view; no room for dialogue. Therefore, if this mindset were dominant, there would be no vigorous, adversarialist idea exchange, just the so-called "luminary(ies)" to save you from whoever that they claim are controlling you. Once that’s accomplished, said luminary(ies), in their infinite generosity, will run the body politic for you the way it should be run- their idea of what’s “fair”. See the tragic cycle? See the hypocrisy?

Want to really be a sheep? Then buy into that crap; buy into the fact that there’s no meaningful exchange of ideas at work in the U.S., just a secret group of super-Jews running the world from inscrutable positions of ultimate influence. Sounds kinda like Nazi propaganda, doesn’t it?!

For me at least, "Res Ipsa Loquitur."

Think. Do some more reading. Again, start with Madison’s Federalist Papers.
-L

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. June 4 was equally important... Jun 6, 2007, 20:53 Larry
 
Blue forgot 6/4/42- Midway, my people. The turning point of the war in the Pacific.


 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Un-hip... May 12, 2007, 16:25 Larry
 
It's "hippie", not "hippy".

For some reason, this reminds me of the never-ending string of ignoramuses (often politicians and hippies) that cannot pronounce nuclear (it's "nu-cle-ar", not "nuke-u-ler").

Hippies and nukes: two great tastes that taste great together...

 
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News Comments > DANCE Online Beta Kicks Off
1. Dumbest ever... Apr 13, 2007, 10:52 Larry
 
Or is it? Here we go again; can anyone think of a more retarded "game"?

I'm sure it'll sell just fine in the East. And to the pre-pubescent crowd in the rest of the world.



 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. You're the MAN! Nov 23, 2006, 15:20 Larry
 
Thank YOU! I've been coming here since early 1997 for all things FPS. Here's to you for keeping it running and relevant!
-Larry Root

 
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News Comments > Battlefield 2142 Patch
47. Spyware? Oct 17, 2006, 16:38 Larry
 
Are you running a PC connected to the internet with any modern software installed on it? Do you have a Creative Labs soundcard? Do you have...etc., etc., etc.?
THEN YOU'VE GOT SPYWARE.

If you don't want anyone to spy on your PC, disconnect it from the internet PERMANENTLY. In any case, can you anti-spyware self-proclaimed luminaries please spare us this trivial, half-assed paranoid crap?
-L


 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Battlefield 2142
60. Spyware? Oct 17, 2006, 16:19 Larry
 
Again, get frickin' serious. Are you running a PC connected to the internet with any modern software installed on it? Do you have a Creative Labs soundcard? Do you have...etc., etc., etc.?
THEN YOU'VE GOT SPYWARE.

If you don't want anyone to spy on your PC, disconnect it from the internet PERMANENTLY. In any case, spare us this trivial, half-assed paranoid crap.
-L

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Battlefield 2142
57. Re: Medium Oct 17, 2006, 16:11 Larry
 
Jeez-

If you like BF games, this one's the best. Get serious- not worth $50.00? Compared to what other $50.00 game? If there ever was a game worth $50.00, this is it.
-L

 
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News Comments > DANCE Announced
32. it's AWN! Oct 15, 2006, 22:30 Larry
 
Someone get get Trey & Matt to serve deez muthuphukuhs.

!wootiewootwoot!

 
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News Comments > DANCE Announced
31. it's AWN! Oct 15, 2006, 22:30 Larry
 
Someone get get Trey & Matt to serve deez muthuphukuhs.

!wootiewootwoot!

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News Comments > Half-Life 2 AU Woes?
106. Re: Ah yes, Socialists... Oct 29, 2004, 03:36 Larry
 
You puked up: "If you support Bushco, you're against civil and human rights, plain and simple." Yeah, that's rational. The Voice of Reason. Methinks your presentation of "the facts" is freakishly suspect. You refer to me as an irrational anti-liberal nutball before and after making that rarified statement. Wow.

And: "you like the "ignant 'mericans" you currently are."
Thanks for proving my point re:your irrational prejudice.
East Coast born & raised here, lived in Europe for nearly 9 years. No military. Seems that I just might have a slight educational advantage over you in the political science arena, having "made" more than my fair share of law. Take my meaning?

President sets the economic course for the country? Vaguely spoken like a political neophyte or a clueless true-believer; meaningless in either case.

EU doesn't spin it's unemployment numbers? You're nuts.
Pro-fascist? That's the realm of the big-Fed Democrats like yourself. You said you studied political science? State's rights ain't the realm of the Left.

My obsession with Madison: you and yours seek to dictate the common good (anti-Madisonian), but are now being challenged in that regard by the so-called moral majority. They have a different idea of the common good, but seek to implement it the same (Federal) way. Hey! How dare they tread on that traditionally Demo territory? Oh wait- they WERE Demos until Reagan came along. Nice going- feel free to take the extremists back. Barring that, I trust that you will both consume one another.

Your aspirations re: deciding who gets to vote don't square with your self-proclaimed love for civil rights and democracy. Hey, we could go back to only allowing land-owning white males to vote- sound familiar? But in this case, it's you who gets to decide/set the standard which determines who votes. Very democratic aspirations there, you hero-of-the-common-man, you. Love how you support NAMBLA's right to free speech and would deny voting rights based on educational and IQ req's. You're a champion of human rights? I suspect that you wouldn't know a civil/human rights violation if it stripped you nude, posed you in a comely position, and took pictures of your little prick.
-L

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News Comments > Half-Life 2 AU Woes?
105. Re: Ah yes, Socialists... Oct 29, 2004, 03:36 Larry
 
Whahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahah
-Ahem-
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News Comments > Half-Life 2 AU Woes?
104. Re: Ah yes, Socialists... Oct 29, 2004, 02:34 Larry
 
Really? Tipper Gore wasn't a Demo? Those types of censorship, proposed and actual, and those who propose them-they aren't quite similar in that respect?
Wow.
-L


 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2 AU Woes?
85. Re: Ah yes, Socialists... Oct 26, 2004, 19:06 Larry
 
Equality is already set in the D/I and therefore- what? One needn't legislate it? If you mean through federal governmental institutions in this day and age, then agreed! But the D/I talks about men (paging Gloria Steinem) being _created_ equal. That's it. Needless to say, the vagueness there was exploited by more than a few slave owners and other miscreants. One _needed_ legislate it.

Regarding that so-called "solace" that comforts you: Conservativism must pass to idealism; idealism then to conservatism. Just don't ignore the connection between age and wisdom, which has been acknowledged by nearly every culture in nearly every part of the world for time immemorial.
-L

 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2 AU Woes?
82. Re: Ah yes, Socialists... Oct 26, 2004, 18:24 Larry
 
More gov't than any other president? Should I laugh at your ignorance or just cry for the future of the nation?

And:
pssst- over here...yeah...hey- the World Trade Center was blown up.

You clearly know ~ nothing about the Patriot Act. Have you read it? Do you have any kind of legal education?
It cannot be intelligently or even meaningfully interpreted without EDUCATION AND CONTEXT.

Fuck this dumb shit. Good luck.
-L


 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2 AU Woes?
80. Re: Ah yes, Socialists... Oct 26, 2004, 17:45 Larry
 
People in the Aussie gov't responsible for that type game censorship thing are quite similar to people who are closely allied with the Democratic Party in the U.S. Remember Tipper, etc. etc?

You cite rantingly left-wing biased sources regarding your unemployment "calculus." I wonder why? The "true number of unemployed?" Clearly you're used to dealing with morons who will suck up anything in print. Apply the same spin to Euro unemployment figures. Do you have a degree of some type or are you just spewing pick-and-choose Internet grabbings?

I love how Democrats are trying to use the moral majority (a small minority of Republicans) to define the Republican Party, and then point the finger at Republicans for doing what the Demos have been doing all along! Of course- attempting to dictate the common good via the Federal gov't.- the laws and the bureaucracies that spring therefrom. Read James Madison- that’s not how we do things in an adversarial political system.

You ironically attempt to paint me with the same brush, assuming I am against all civil rights leg., I’m a fascist, etc. Who's arguing against all civil rights legislation? Of course there was a time and place for it in the U.S. There still is a great need for it in many parts of the world (esp. the Islamic world!!!!)

Now I'll make comparable assumptions about you. I'll bet you were thrilled when the ACLU took on NAMBLA's case. You're pro-choice, but yet anti-death penalty: BELLS ARE RINGING- and I’m pro-choice. You're pro aff'tve action, despite that disaster, which only ended up helping some white women. You favor top heavy, self-perpetuating bureaucracies. You think you know what’s best for the jus-plain-ignant land-locked ‘mericans.

And - crediting/faulting a president for the unemployment rate under his watch is purely selective, manipulative nonsense. That numbers that you quote, while quite clever, are still total bullshit spin. The biggest increase in government under who? Who tries to force morality on people via the Fed? Your understanding of the term "morality" is apparently limited to the beliefs of the moral majority/evangelical Christians. And- don't forget that the moral maj. was almost strictly a Democrat holding until Reagan. Remember Carter publicly praising Jesus and acknowledging him as the most important thing in his life? Before you get started, I’m a deist.

It would appear that you're the only fascist idiot here, an old school dictate-the-will-of-the-people armchair liberal shitknob. You're probably one of those dildos that marvels at the majesty of unitary democracy- how well it works when everyone has the same interests, backgrounds, life needs. Again, try reading Madison. Or just start your own National Socialist Party. ZEIG !
Got more?
-L

 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2 AU Woes?
71. Re: Larry your a idiot Oct 26, 2004, 15:26 Larry
 
Just voted GOP with 7 of my other lawyer pals; 3 of whom "just happen" to be Jewish. So much for traditional A.T.L.A., religious associations with the Left.
-L
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