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Signed On May 5, 2009, 08:31
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
46. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Aug 19, 2013, 16:07 RollinThundr
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 19, 2013, 12:43:
Verno wrote on Aug 19, 2013, 12:23:
Mad Max RW wrote on Aug 18, 2013, 19:05:
Sepharo wrote on Aug 18, 2013, 17:58:
Mad Max RW wrote on Aug 18, 2013, 17:49:
Why am I suddenly a fan of scumbag Putin?

Because you're deranged?

Or maybe he's the only world leader calling Obama on his bullshit bluffs. He makes him look like a little bitch and it's so entertaining. Guess that "reset button" was a bunch of nonsense, eh? Fucking liberal ideologues getting their asses handed to them. And deservedly so.

http://www.tomatobubble.com/putin_obama.html Try not to laugh.

After reading that link I've decided that you are literally a crazy person. Forget liberals, most rational conservatives will be disavowing that insanity.

I didn't think anyone on this side bought into the whole "our leader is a real man who drinks vodka and skins bears!" propaganda Putin brought back. You know, the one with all the hysterical photos, some of which are staged (not all), and somehow none of which are ironic.

Funny never heard you complain when Bush was president and people compared him to Hitler. Wonder what changed?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
41. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Aug 19, 2013, 10:56 RollinThundr
 
Verno wrote on Aug 19, 2013, 08:54:
This sure is a political thread. Also nice parachute account.

It's about the NSA, what did you expect, a conversation on Saints Row?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
39. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Aug 19, 2013, 08:00 RollinThundr
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Aug 18, 2013, 17:49:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 18, 2013, 17:11:
This is exactly why these secret laws are total bullshit. Not only is the US doing this internally, but pressuring friendly nations to do the same. To harass the spouse of a journalist who received whistleblower documents is beyond the pale and a blatant attempt at intimidation. And also, too: journalist Laura Poitras being given a 400 out of 400 on the terrorist threat scale because she's a journalist. If you can't fix the real problem, just shoot the messenger I guess.


Imagine if this was going on under a Republican president he would have been finished. Hell, the articles of impeachment for President Nixon are nearly identical to the very same things Obama is doing now. IRS scandals, spying on Americans, shredding the Constitution, even an enemies list. It's all there and MORE. By the same standards he should be forced out of office. But then we'll have an alcoholic pervert uncle with hairplugs running the show. Future generations will forever look back at this time and shake their heads. Historians will wonder how a whole population could be fooled so easily by a guy who is obviously a chameleon in a suit. How did Obama make Bush seem like a reasonable guy? Why am I suddenly a fan of scumbag Putin?

If it were a Republican admin he'd long ago be impeached. Between Bhengazi, fast and furious, drone striking US citizens, Obama care, the list of plain and simple flat out failures, and shredding of the Constitution this administration has presided over with the leftist media giving him a full pass the entire time.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
30. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Aug 18, 2013, 16:58 RollinThundr
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 18, 2013, 16:44:
RollinThundr wrote on Aug 18, 2013, 14:42:
When I keep saying we're headed for a police state I'm not sure why most of you idiots think it's a joke or just some partisan politics. Wake up people.

You know shit is F'd up when thundr and I are in agreement. While I don't think that the govn't is intentionally leading us to a police state, the result of these laws is the same: too much gov't access to personal information of all citizens leads to defacto control of said citizens. This is a classic case of the road to hell being paved with good intentions: in an attempt to protect citizens, freedoms and civil liberties are taken away.

Exactly, and unless we start holding all 3 parts of government, from the President down to Congress and the Senate, accountable, get informed, and start making these assholes remember they're supposed to work FOR us.

This goes beyond parties, start holding these guys accountable.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
28. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Aug 18, 2013, 14:42 RollinThundr
 
dj LiTh wrote on Aug 18, 2013, 06:49:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 18, 2013, 03:02:
dj LiTh wrote on Aug 17, 2013, 12:56:
A spy agency spying? OMG what were they thinking!?! Seriously, grow a pair, man up, figure out your living in the real world and not some fantasy based on a peice of paper created 200+ years ago

Whether or not you agree with that "peice (sic) of paper created 200+ years ago" is irrelevant. It is the highest law in our country and there is an expectation that it will be followed. I'm dismayed and depressed that as someone who served, and someone who took the oath, "I, DJ, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic;" would then take a shit on said document.

Ben Franklin once said, "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." This is true today as it was more than 200 years ago when it was first uttered. Security and liberty need to be in balance, and with the government indiscriminately hoovering up everyone's personal communication to be "accidentally" searched 3000 times a year, it is not.

We've already seen serious abuses of this data resulting in the NSA supplying the DEA with info and then telling them to cover up the source. And this is just the stuff we know about. And it was all being done in secret where we couldn't have a discussion about the proper amount of surveillance vs. privacy, until Snowden blew the whistle. It was an extremely brave thing to do, and he ruined his life to do so. I'm glad he did.

I did indeed take that oath, and then i saw some pretty messed up shit that makes me believe that human life is more important then lofty ideals. Guess i'm just messed up like that.

If you took the oath then you should realize that, the document being followed would repair alot of harm the US Government has created over the last 40+ years.

Smaller limited government with checks and balances and give power back to the states to make their own decisions for their communities.

When I keep saying we're headed for a police state I'm not sure why most of you idiots think it's a joke or just some partisan politics. Wake up people.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 17, 2013, 11:39 RollinThundr
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 16, 2013, 15:04:
RollinThundr wrote on Aug 16, 2013, 12:00:
You're aware Obama and Holder and company expanded the patriot act beyond how it was originally implemented right?
I know, right? Bush argued against and voted against the Patriot act! Oh, wait.

Was it wrong when Bush enacted the thing? Yes yes it was. It's been even worse expanded by a democrat with delusions of narcissism.
I know, right? Obama flew that jet onto that aircraft carrier and gave that "Mission Accomplished" speech, he was so full of hubris! Oh, wait.

I think the difference between the two is I never feared the idea of Bush or the Republicans wanting some form of totalitarian control.
I know, right? When Obama had all those people kidnapped, and illegally moved to black sites, and tortured, and started that program to monitor everyone's email and phone calls! Oh, wait.

I fear that constantly with Liberals.
I know, right? Liberals have enacted some of the most totalitarian laws in the US: Women's suffrage, Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act, Social Security, gay marriage. Oh, wait.

It's not hard to see who Obama's surrounded himself with his entire life, from the racist reverend who's church pews he sat in for 20 years, to the Bill Ayers types and so on.
I know, right? Don't forget Obama is best buds with that homophobic Billy Graham. And he looked into Putin's eyes and saw his soul. Oh, wait.

I'll ask again how's that Hopey changy shit working out for you?

Not as well as I'd hoped given that the Republicans block all of his initiatives, even ones proposed by Republicans themselves.

It's funny, I seem to recall King Obama saying he would stop all the spying. He expands it, and you pat him on the back because. wait for it. BUSH!!! THOSE EVIL REPUBLICANS!

Face up to it, the guy is a terrible leader and just as bad if not worse than Bush was. Oh wait theres a D at the end of his name, I forgot any bullshit is excusable when you have a democrat tag at the end of your name.

I doubt Bush would ever order drone strikes on US citizens btw. Obama? Not so sure.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 16, 2013, 12:00 RollinThundr
 
Pigeon wrote on Aug 16, 2013, 10:47:
From back when Bush was president:
The Patriot Act was going to turn America into a fascist nation. Well, it hasn't happened -- despite the weird fantasies of the insane Left who talk as if it had.

We've had, for seven years, a President who has thought carefully and sought a balance between compelling opposites. We had to find a way to effectively find terrorists before they acted, without wrecking the Constitution. So President Bush asked for the tools he needed in the Patriot Act, and used other tools that other Presidents had used, including Democrats, and it worked. So far, anyway.

I'd say Card needs to go back and read his own rants from 6 years ago, but I seriously doubt that would produce any enlightenment. I think he is the epitome of what is wrong with politics in this country. So blinded by ideology, right and wrong is only determined by us or them.

You're aware Obama and Holder and company expanded the patriot act beyond how it was originally implemented right? Was it wrong when Bush enacted the thing? Yes yes it was. It's been even worse expanded by a democrat with delusions of narcissism.

I think the difference between the two is I never feared the idea of Bush or the Republicans wanting some form of totalitarian control. I fear that constantly with Liberals. It's not hard to see who Obama's surrounded himself with his entire life, from the racist reverend who's church pews he sat in for 20 years, to the Bill Ayers types and so on.

I'll ask again how's that Hopey changy shit working out for you?
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
5. Re: Evening Safety Dance Aug 10, 2013, 10:03 RollinThundr
 
Its funny for how long the White House was talking about transparency. Did King Odumbo finally realize campaign mode is not going to help him anymore?  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 8, 2013, 18:58 RollinThundr
 
ViRGE wrote on Aug 8, 2013, 17:26:
RollinThundr wrote on Aug 8, 2013, 16:26:
Verno wrote on Aug 8, 2013, 10:50:
It's the pad and the low res camera and other nonsense. The system sellers don't seem to be coming until mid to late 2014, this could be another virtual boy for them as the sales figures keep getting worse. I really hope they don't try to cheap out again with system specs on their next system, I don't think they can get away with it again.

The way Nitendo is going their next console might be their Saturn/Dreamcast swansong.
I sincerely hope not. We need Nintendo now more than ever.

Why? I was tired of Mario and zelda after the SNES. I'd be fine with them just publishing on other systems ala sega at this point. Their hardware has been underpowered for the last two consoles. I'm sorry but motion controls and fancy tablet controllers don't do a thing for me.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 8, 2013, 16:50 RollinThundr
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 7, 2013, 13:12:
Perfect comment on the matter.

The DEA has now been exposed for using NSA data to tell local police what car to pull over based on profiling from cellphone texts, emails, web searches, and phone calls.

Testing systerms for tyranny against acceptable criminal targets is a good plan. When those systems are well tuned, and they pass a law limiting political speech, who will protect you?

In Texas, in two instances that occurred days apart and hundreds of miles apart, innocent women were subjected to intrusive body cavity searches on the side of the road. There were no drugs. There was no probable cause.

Under the DEA program that uses the NSA data collection project to identify probably drug dealers, they simply notify the local police telling them what car to stop and where it will be.

When they find your particular political speech too offensive and decide to target you, claiming you are a pornographer, a drug dealer, or a traitor, how will you defend yourself against a secret system they refuse to acknowledge.

The Patriot Act imposes an automatic 20 year sentence on anyone who discloses that they were investigated or arrested under the Act, which includes having the DEA request local police to perform a random body cavity search without a shred of evidence or probable cause.

Anyone who thinks the NSA data collection program is about terrorism has another think coming.

Among member nations, the U.N. now ranks the United States 17th for supporting freedom.

So the Feds have gone from running roughshod over the Constitution to outright breaking the law as routine now have they? I imagine it's only going to get worse, much, much worse. Were I a citizen, I don't know that I'd want to remain in the US the way things going.

But but muh big government. Hell you're starting to sound libertarian there Cutter.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 8, 2013, 16:26 RollinThundr
 
Verno wrote on Aug 8, 2013, 10:50:
It's the pad and the low res camera and other nonsense. The system sellers don't seem to be coming until mid to late 2014, this could be another virtual boy for them as the sales figures keep getting worse. I really hope they don't try to cheap out again with system specs on their next system, I don't think they can get away with it again.

The way Nitendo is going their next console might be their Saturn/Dreamcast swansong.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
7. Re: Evening Safety Dance Aug 8, 2013, 16:15 RollinThundr
 
El Pit wrote on Aug 8, 2013, 15:56:
No, RollinThundr, it's you who obviously doesn't know much about the human nature.

And the world is not ruled by those that you would call members of "a culture of entitlements", it's driven (and ruined) by those who speak about those people with foam at their mouth. The RICH rule the world, not the poor people, therefore it's the wealthy that have to take the blame. On the other hand, RT, once the poor get rich, they behave just the same. As I said, it's the human nature. We're all just stupid apes. All of us.

The rich take the blame for everything already, shit liberals expect the rich to support everyone else for fuck sakes. You could tax the rich 100% of their income and still not cover a fraction of what we spend every year. The rich isn't the problem. If you've gone through college, earned a degree, and down the road a career in a field you like making decent money and you worked hard to get there, why then is it your responsibility to give hand outs to people who either refuse to work, or make bad life decisions that have put them in a bad spot?

You're breaking it down in too simple terms, our issues with the economy aren't because of the rich, it's because the US government regardless of which party sits in the white house, congress or the senate, is addicted to spending money that 1. isn't their's, 2. we can't afford to begin with.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
5. Re: Evening Safety Dance Aug 8, 2013, 15:36 RollinThundr
 
El Pit wrote on Aug 8, 2013, 03:36:
Spying on "friends" and your own people is not a sign of socialism. It also happens in countries based on fascism, nationalism, and religious fundamentalism. It's just a sign of a government (or the companies and few super rich people that rule the governments) mistrusting the people. And those companies and superrich people who are truly in charge are definitely not socialists. Actually, even those supposedly socialist and communist countries are usually nothing but oligarchies, driven by a few wealthy people. Every political agenda is just a cloak to hide the true powers that be.

If you haven't noticed the huge swing towards socialism and a culture of entitlements "where's my share now" class warfare types on the rise. You haven't been paying much attention.
 
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Aug 8, 2013, 11:29 RollinThundr
 
Creston wrote on Aug 7, 2013, 17:23:
Way to completely miss the point there, trollyhundr. Reading is hard, isn't it? Trollshit. But keep quoting me, it's quite delicious how pathetically desperate you are for attention.

No I got your point, and it was a thinly veiled slam as usual because it's EA. I'll be patiently waiting for your Dragon Age 3 review a couple days after release btw.
 
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News Comments > Arma 3 Next Month
8. Re: Arma 3 Next Month Aug 8, 2013, 10:38 RollinThundr
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Aug 8, 2013, 10:31:
MajorD wrote on Aug 8, 2013, 10:27:
Who here has played the Alpha & Beta? I am curious how the engine (Real Virtuality 4) runs; is it more refined, or more of a resource hog than the ARMA 2 (Real Virtuality 3), or pretty much the same?

I've played both Alpha and Beta and the new engine runs a lot smoother and looks a ton better then the old one.
However when you crank all the settings to the max it will make your system crawl.
It is also getting optimized and it seems every patch gets the game run better, while they are adding in new vehicles and weapons.
I think it will be an amazing game, best Arma yet.

Considering how bugtastic ARMA games are saying the best Arma yet isn't saying much imo.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: The Sims Aug 7, 2013, 15:20 RollinThundr
 
Creston wrote on Aug 7, 2013, 12:07:
According to Graham, it was because of EA's view that the game was "a terrible idea" and would not sell well that allowed them to implement "all that kind of stuff."

EA. As always, absolutely RIGHT ON THE MONEY with knowing which games will do well and which won't.


EA's one of the only publishers who often have same sex relationships in their games, one would think at some point they would get some credit for that. Instead we get the same usual suspects with their brilliant EA IS TEH DEVIL bullshit.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 7, 2013, 10:37 RollinThundr
 
Tax breaks, incentives, etc, just give all your customer data over to the NSA and FBI in exchange. Hope and Change my friends! More like smoke and mirrors.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
11. Re: Morning Interviews Aug 6, 2013, 15:54 RollinThundr
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 6, 2013, 15:49:
Yeah, just like Julie Larson Green. Oh no, she's eminently qualified for the job and it has nothing to do with her looks. What a rousing success Windows 8 is! Rolleyes

When you call a company on this sort of bullshit - and the world is rife with it in every sector - it's fact, not sexism. Same reason you see plenty of incompetent yet still handsome CEOs who are the public face of the company. I never said it applies only to women, it's just easier for them to get ahead based solely on their looks. And while Raymond may not be incompetent she also wouldn't be where she is if she didn't look as good as she does. Think she'd be in charge if she was dumpy, fat little chick? Negro please.

Here's the thing, marketing budgets are out of control these days, big publisher budgets are out of control these days, that's why they're afraid of the indies success with making cheaper to make games, which are often throw backs to old school titles that people still want to play that the EA's and Take-Two's won't take a chance on.

But hey it's because of sexism or whatever social justice focal point of the week this week is. The whole entire world is against women according to some people.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
9. Re: Morning Interviews Aug 6, 2013, 15:43 RollinThundr
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 6, 2013, 14:52:
Cutter wrote on Aug 6, 2013, 13:59:
Prez wrote on Aug 6, 2013, 13:37:
The head of Ubisoft Toronto said that there is a perception at conferences like E3 and GDC that innovation is only coming from the indie scene, and is worried the rising costs of big-budget titles will "stifle innovation".

That "perception" exists because it is largely the reality.

That's what happens when you hire people based on looks rather than ability.


Yup, no sexism in this industry. Nope. No one ever accuses a female of getting where she got by her looks. Nope. No overlooking her pretty massive and impressive resume.

um what does rising costs and indies generally putting out more innovative titles have to do with sexism in the industry? What's that you said? Nothing? Just looking for another white knight opportunity? ahh ok thought so. When the majority of women start taking an interest in creating and playing video games let me know would ya?

Edit: all this bullshit because the comment came from Jade Raymond? so apparently you can't be good looking and have good ideas right? And he calls the rest of us sexist. Go figure.
 
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead 3 and Source 2 Clues?
19. Re: Left 4 Dead 3 and Source 3 Clues? Aug 6, 2013, 13:51 RollinThundr
 
While I have to admit, their use of physics at the time was pretty neat with HL2, this series and the source engine are so damn overrated it's not even funny.

Someone mentioned earlier that without Steam Valve would be in trouble. Without Steam, Valve wouldn't exist at this point imo.
 
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