The messed up thing about our government, as it is now is that it's all a game to them. Yes, I'm going to complain about the two-party system again. The score is basically tallied by the number of constituents a party has on their side. It's like a game of pick-up sticks, and we're just the sticks.
Sure, there are people who get involved in government because they honestly want to help the people around them, but the game sucks most of them in, because generally if you want to get elected, you're going to have to pick a team and play for them.
The rest, we call independents or fringe contingents, or RRP.
And as a whole, all we do is cheer when someone on our team bests someone on their team. Then we get back to watching TV.
It pains me to say, but I at least envy Canadians in as far as when enough people get pissed at one of the parties up there, they gather in the following election and pretty effectively wipe out that party.
I've said it before, I'll say it again, we need at least one more option, or two less. Posted: September 21st, 2013 @ 4:34PM
A favorite game for the last year, at least for me. The randomness to shots adds a layer of difficulty at times, but I just spent more of my round making sure I could get my people into positions where they were much less likely to miss. There's a couple of sniper perks that almost break the game, though. And that one dodge perk for the forward class is great for drawing fire. Posted: August 4th, 2013 @ 7:24PM
Some people just don't like it when you don't mince words. But you're basically on point.
Everybody's got to take stock of their own safety.
"I'm going to go drive around with a person I don't know that well, I met him playing a game on the internet." Does it necessarily sound like a good idea? No, but assuming you're dealing with adults, you've voiced your concern, and that's about all you can do. Posted: May 11th, 2013 @ 9:58AM
Nebu, we can agree to disagree on the meaning of that verse. Admittedly, I grew up on King James version. I read it as respecting your body, as a vessel of God, in this example with regards to fornication, and asks that you glorify God in your body and your spirit, which are both His.
You know, this is a very odd turn for me to take while commenting on this site. Back to the original point, no, I don't care much for tattoos either. Posted: April 10th, 2013 @ 8:52PM
You know, I remember your first post about having a kid, and at the time I was like, "oh, that's nice." But two years later, my wife and I welcomed our daughter into the world, and then I got it. Isn't it amazing how your "everything" changes? Posted: January 9th, 2013 @ 7:36PM
This kind of highlights my feeling that I have very little variance in my choices. Reminds me of this game I played a while back. Unless I didn't get enough points along the way and there's another guy with a green tie as well.. Posted: September 24th, 2012 @ 11:58PM
So, basically nothing has "change"d except which side the supporters come from. Continued evidence that our political system is a sham. If you choose a party, the only difference is who's pulling the wool over your eyes.
One more party, or two less. Posted: June 20th, 2012 @ 7:41PM
"I wonder what a terrible parent would do if you backhanded their kid."
Ironically, probably the same thing a decent parent would do. There's a sort of implied understanding about touching other people's children.
This is the reason I sometimes dread taking my two-year-old to the park. I let her do her thing and learn how to deal with other kids on her own, but I know that sometimes I have to intervene because some kids will get very physical, and I am not going to stand there and watch.
Fortunately, I've never had to physically touch someone else's kid. The one time I came close, I considering grabbing this kid and tossing him off the top of some playground equipment.
This 4 or 5 year old thought it was funny to jump on my daughter's hand while she was climbing up one of those playground ladders. If it had only been once I might have thought it was a mistake. That, and the smile. Not the smile of playing a game, but the smile of getting away with something.
"WHOSE F'ING KID IS THIS."
A lot of heads turned around on that one. One mom came over.
"Sorry, he plays like that with his brothers."
Sorry, lady, your kid is freaking messed up. Already.
What I'd really like to do sometimes is slap the cellphone out of some of these crappy mom's hands and demand they try to keep at least *one* eye on their kid. It's almost always the mom on the phone. Or at the other park, it's the nanny. Whatever.
This is why fights break out at Chuck E Cheese's... it's a very base instinct to protect one's children. Posted: May 30th, 2012 @ 7:51PM