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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 28, 2017, 21:38 Paranoid Jack
 
I'm glad they got caught but does anyone believe that they're the only manufacturer doing this? Hell the carriers are probably doing it too with all their BS updates that they push.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
16. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 23, 2017, 22:33 Paranoid Jack
 
Anyone who has used what is now the welfare system in America or worked for it can tell you without a doubt the rate of fraud is much higher than reported. But why would they? You don't bite the hand that feeds. They also know that the actual number of people living off the system that are able to work but just refuse to is far higher than you may think. So knowing the stats would be great but it will never happen since there is no way to get the real stats. People commiting fraud rarely rat themselves out.

I don't blame them. I blame the bleeding heart liberals. Just like I would blame a drug dealer giving the first taste for free. These people are hooked. They are going nowhere. Few break away from the system. Ask yourself why would they work? They can get more money free with little to no taxes by staying on the system. We will pay them to live while they have one child after another with no fathers. Have another child get a pay increase. Have an inspector show up to find anything that indicates a man is living in the house the amount of money they get is cut. Did you go beyond the legal number of years that we can give you free money? No worries we will send you to school and we will pay you more. When you get out of school we will employ you within the welfare department and you will still pay little to no taxes. Sounds great right? Maybe now you know why it takes so many people to cut those checks? Maybe you're getting a bit of a clue?

Those are only a few of the programs I have mentioned. There are a lot more. Most you have probably never heard of. Free cell phones? A full house of new furniture within a six months rent free living arrangement? Don't get me started on people from other countries coming here to retire and collecting social security even though they have never paid one cent into the system.

Just so we're clear I have less issue with these systems more so with the many ways people are allowed to game them. Again we can all believe that socialist systems works but they don't. If you think so you are bias, looking through rose colored glasses, or have zero experience with these systems. I am not saying that there aren't people that have been helped up that were then able to stand on their own carrying on a normal life outside of the welfare system but they are a small portion of those who have used the system.

The reason I know so much again is from experience. I have a close relative that works inside the system and a few not so close relatives that are gaming the system. Anyone with a fifth grade education can game this system. Thankfully the people of California have legalized weed because without the taxes the entire state would be bankrupt soon, very soon. Sorry, for responding now. Still I wish you all a merry Christmas and happy holidays.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
11. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 23, 2017, 13:00 Paranoid Jack
 
Socialism doesn't fail in theory it fails in practice. Why? Our species will always look for the easy out. The free money. Socialism also fails because it is the dream that those in power will not hoard the wealth nor abuse their power to enrich themselves.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 23, 2017, 11:10 Paranoid Jack
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 23, 2017, 07:32:
Paranoid Jack wrote on Dec 23, 2017, 00:26:

We had a health care system long before Obama turned it into a health care tax system. I'm not saying it was great but it sure was a lot cheaper before Obamacare. Do you know anyone that didn't have their health care at least double if not triple during his presidency? Don't worry though I am sure somebody you like better will be in office sooner or later to help us all toward socialized medicine and a universal living wage.
Everyone I know who has healthcare through the Affordable Care Act are paying $35 dollars a month and loves it. Are some paying more, sure, it's based on income.

PS The ACA is still going strong, drumpf and the republicons have failed at killing it but they did decrease rich peoples taxes, go figure.
Keep drinking the kool-aid and make sure to only get your news from Fox Noise/Britebart.

Too funny, I don't watch Fox nor do I watch any of the channels that I'm guessing you're watching. I know most of what I know about Obamacare from experience. I see it on my check every two weeks. I will take what you say on faith and assume that we must be on the other ends of a few spectrums. Can't say that I am happy for you (or your friends) paying a tenth of what I pay for the same coverage. Now why is that? Going out on a limb by what you have just stated that must mean I am making ten to twenty times what your friends (and you) are making per month. WTF! That would mean you are actually working in some sweatshop in China? Are you? If I do the math... divide my wage by ten... shit, you must be in a third world country working for damn near nothing?

Seriously though, please, research Venezuela. I know they don't even show that part of the world on the map let alone talk about what is happening there currently on those channels you're watching. Just in case you are still not up to speed on socialism... it doesn't work.

The company I work for now pays just shy of 2k a month for my health care. Just me? Yes, just me. I had to drop my wife from my coverage or be forced to pay more than twenty times what you and your friends pay per month. Of course since the government and health care industry are forcing them to pay more... I pay more. Socialism will never work. Do some research... history has proven that repeatedly.

Look I am an average guy. I am not rich. What I have in life is from my continual effort to provide for myself and my family. I've busted my ass and ruined my back working hard my entire life. My last two years of high school I went half days. I worked the other half until the lumberyard closed. Then I went to work at the pizza place until they closed. Saturdays and Sundays too. That is how I was raised. That is how I got what I have. So I don't sit here wishing that those above me on the economic ladder will miss a rung and fall off. Why would I? Again I'm no rocket scientist. I'm an average guy. Still I've known for most of my adult life that the government can not give you anything without first taking it from somebody else. But hey, keep that dream alive... Bernie in 2020!

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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 23, 2017, 00:26 Paranoid Jack
 
Saboth wrote on Dec 22, 2017, 20:33:
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 22, 2017, 20:16:
There is no good news when you're layed off, the $1000 is a joke and won't even cover most folks house payment. More drumpf lies.

With healthcare going up due to Trump and the GOP, and Republicans trying to destroy what little healthcare system we have left, they'd better save that $1,000 in case they get sick. Whatever "tax refund" people get from the Tax Scam will most likely be eaten up by much higher healthcare premiums as the GOP continuously attacks our only healthcare system while having absolutely nothing to replace it with.

We had a health care system long before Obama turned it into a health care tax system. I'm not saying it was great but it sure was a lot cheaper before Obamacare. Do you know anyone that didn't have their health care at least double if not triple during his presidency? Don't worry though I am sure somebody you like better will be in office sooner or later to help us all toward socialized medicine and a universal living wage.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 23, 2017, 00:17 Paranoid Jack
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 22, 2017, 20:16:
There is no good news when you're layed off, the $1000 is a joke and won't even cover most folks house payment. More drumpf lies.

Not sure what this has to do with drumpf... but 1k is always better than 0k with my math. The bonus is being offered to all at&t and Comcast employees. Not sure if any other corporations are doing the same. I hope they all are since they are all getting one HELL of a tax cut.

I take it you don't agree with it? When you tax your corporations higher than any other place on the planet they will leave to greener pastures. Economists have been trying to explain that to the government for decades.
 
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News Comments > Kingdom Come: Deliverance Trailer
4. Re: Kingdom Come: Deliverance Trailer Dec 22, 2017, 20:19 Paranoid Jack
 
I haven't played since alpha. I found a bandit camp in the woods not sure if it was the same. Watching that video was making me ill so I turned it off. That said I didn't like the melee at all when I tried it. I loved the archery though.

When I found the camp there were several bandits. So I took the archer our first then a few big heavy plate wearing guys were charging at me and all you have to do is run away ten yards turn around... start walking backwards then put an arrow into their face or neck. That should slow them down even more. Even if you hit them in the chest and need another shot or two they were easy to get away from. Of course that was early on. Things may have changed since then. But the horse riding and a few other aspects still seem very clunky. Enough to cause motion sickness for me since I am using a 55" 4k Sony.

I also went into town after dark and started stealing shit then decided to murder somebody. Before I knew it half the village was out screaming that there was a murderer. So I had to silence them. It was insanity.

update: I backed away from the screen a bit more and the weird movement was no longer an issue. That was not the camp I raided six or eight months ago. I thought there was more freedom in the game play. It looks like they will be forcing me to use melee. Not sure I like that.

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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 22, 2017, 19:57 Paranoid Jack
 
This is round two currently. These cuts would have and/or should have happened a year ago but the contracts were not yet ratified. When DirecTV was brought on in some places the company had twice the number of employees, instantly. DirecTV employees don't install POTS, Internet, VOIP, or any fiber fed services of any type. The Prem Techs do it all to include satellite. So with little work on their side yet DirecTV techs working ten hour days the writing was on the wall. Just wait until 2020 when they move off satellite onto 5G. DirecTV techs will be SOL.

I saw this coming two years ago. Feel badly for a lot of good employees getting let go. Being recent hires with less than three years service didn't make it any easier for them I'm sure. Most are still on the clock until the 5th of January. Still sucks.

The good news is that the signing of the new tax bill means they will all hopefully get that 1k bonus on top of their severance packages.
 
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News Comments > Get Company of Heroes 2 for Free
5. Re: Get Company of Heroes 2 for Free Dec 15, 2017, 22:59 Paranoid Jack
 
Flatline wrote on Dec 15, 2017, 12:02:
COH2 felt like an incomplete game and looked like it was geared towards microtransactions so heavily that it pissed me off.

I bought a while back some game of the year package and it *still* didn't unlock all of the DLC campaigns, which *really* pissed me off.

I have their battle of the bulge campaign and was enjoying the hell out of that until I got to a mission that I literally could not win. Within 3 minutes of starting the mission I'm swamped by a dozen tanks and a bajillion dudes. I'm still waiting for the research on my bazooka to finish. Literally impossible to win.

I quit and haven't gone back since I'm assuming that the rest of the game will just cheat that way.

When I played the closed beta you could actually pick your commander(s) and their perks. Not after release. I love both games but it was hard to swallow the theft that was CoH2 CE. They gave very little info of what the items actually were and upon release it was obvious that it was all geared for microtransactions and a slow grind to get loot box drops on occasion. What a joke.

All they had to do is expand on the first with other regions and armies and most of us would have gladly paid for those DLCs and a sequel. Instead they created a game around microtransactions and/or loot box drops that would give you better commanders with some different perks.

They lost a loyal customer in me. Doubt I will buy CoH3 but if I do it will be at a fraction of the full price.

 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
6. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 7, 2017, 22:09 Paranoid Jack
 
Boy that escalated quickly....  
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News Comments > Nioh: Complete Edition Has Incomplete Controls (No Mouse)
2. Re: Nioh: Complete Edition Has Incomplete Controls (No Mouse) Nov 3, 2017, 10:22 Paranoid Jack
 
W T F ?  
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News Comments > Nioh: Complete Edition Trailer
2. Re: Nioh: Complete Edition Trailer Nov 2, 2017, 20:26 Paranoid Jack
 
Great game. Now we need the baby of Dark Souls & Nioh to be bourne!  
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
1. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Oct 16, 2017, 12:43 Paranoid Jack
 
The UK is to The SIMS what Korea is to Starcraft.

I always forget they're still making those games until I see their top ten chart on here.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Character and CE Unveiled
10. Re: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Character and CE Unveiled Sep 2, 2017, 01:52 Paranoid Jack
 
I backed at the CE level on KickStarter but do not remember it saying anything about a statue as part of the CE. There was something about a Dwarven Ale Mug but nothing about the statue. I guess it will be that much more of a surprise when the box arrives...  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 Delayed
28. Re: Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 Delayed Aug 1, 2017, 00:16 Paranoid Jack
 
afka Rossini wrote on Jul 31, 2017, 23:31:
Is anyone else hearing Gomer Pyle saying "Surprise, surprise, surprise!"?

No, this is what I heard when I read the title...

https://youtu.be/KFhSKp-RQ20?t=9

 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 21, 2017, 01:31 Paranoid Jack
 
Ozmodan wrote on Apr 20, 2017, 10:39:
Competition is great for the general public. Even stodgy AT&T is reacting to this.

If I remember correctly at&t owns one third of the German company that owns T-Mobile. So yeah, they are reacting.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Apr 3, 2017, 23:44 Paranoid Jack
 
I still have this movie on dual VHS tape. I remember watching it repeatedly while deployed to the mediterranean and middle east during the first Gulf War. Most of the guys I was working with had never seen it before. Man did they laugh hard...  
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News Comments > BioWare on Their New IP
6. Re: BioWare on Their New IP Jan 31, 2017, 22:42 Paranoid Jack
 
NetHead wrote on Jan 31, 2017, 21:27:
Cutter wrote on Jan 31, 2017, 21:09:
Prior to EA that would be exciting, now not so much.

Absolutely.

Baldur's Gate > Neverwinter Nights > KoTOR > Jade Empire > New Franchise, sounds exiting.

Instead I don't really care, especially not with this useless "news" release.

The only thing BioWare has made since EA that was a nice surprise was Dragon Age Origins. Just look how that that turned out....


My thoughts exactly. I bought all three DA games but only really liked the first. I enjoyed the next two to a certain point but felt burnt by them. I am not buying another Bioware game anytime soon. And never again on initial release at full price.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Announced
33. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 27, 2017, 11:23 Paranoid Jack
 
I'm in for the CE. I love seeing fans get behind a studio for a game they really want. I have enjoyed my time with all of them and I feel I got my money's worth from all but one of them. Even that game I can play for as long as they keep their servers up which should be for decades. I assume anyway. It seems to be getting better each time I pop into the game world to see how things are going.

So I have but that one regret with these crowdfunded games. I funded big that one time. Well if you don't consider CE big. I fund the CE level quite often. I pay extra for the nostalgia of the old days. Getting a huge box with lots of swag is even better. But I will never pledge big big again... that one game which I will not name... is still in beta two and a half years past the estimated release date even though they took in almost twice their goal. I have yet to feel it was worth it. Probably never will. Even though the founder and team has been working on MMOs and RPGs for more than three decades what they have so far is just not captivating enough to buy in at anything other than the lower levels. The only saving grace of my big donation is that because of my funding level I can step away from the game and not have to worry that my lot and all its content will be sent to the local bank account as soon as the taxes are past due. My lot is tax free.
 
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News Comments > Conan Exiles Video; Livestream Today
3. Re: Call Of Cthulhu Trailer Jan 20, 2017, 18:55 Paranoid Jack
 
I thought the combat in Age of Conan was good but the game was not fleshed out beyond the starter area. Once you started venturing further out it was clear it was not ready for release. I beta tested for a couple months and then played the free month but shut it down after that because I wanted them to finish developing the game before charging a monthly subscription for it. I never went back for more than a couple weeks.

This looks a lot like AoC and if it has the same style of combat it will be fun. Not sure I like the giant avatars... the gods but everything else sounds interesting enough to check out. Only thing I am wondering is why they have not put a price on it yet?
 
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