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The 2008 Elections in General
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Profile #45
Heh. The story I heard on NPR didn't mention Obama, it just was a report on Clinton. Sorry that you think there is a "they" saying what Obama does or doesn't do. I don't know who "they" are.

I do know I don't want a president that will
1) lie to imply strength where there is none.
2) discount the value others place in the words of the president.
3) marginalize citizens of other countries in so public a manner.

I'm sure that that little Bosnian girl was ecstatic to meet the First Lady, and that it was a really big deal to her, and that she was hand picked to be that little girl. Now she is learning that that same person hardly noticed, doesn't remember, and doesn't care. That is a hella nice message to spread to the world.

And again, this isn't campaigning, this is answering your rationale for picking Clinton over Obama. Obama may only have "hope" but so far he hasn't disappointed like Clinton. And, for the record, I still feel that the people least likely to be effective politicians are those that actively seek that position. Clinton, McCain, and Obama all are cults of personality, but they are all we have. Kinda sucks, don't it?

Edit - I did some research because I hadn't heard about the plagarism charge. Apparently, Clinton's team reported that they found disturbing similarities between a speech by gubernatorial candidate Patrick Deval and and a speech by Obama.
This transpired as a result.
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In a telephone interview on Sunday, Mr. Patrick said that he and Mr. Obama first talked about the attacks from their respective rivals last summer, when Mrs. Clinton was raising questions about Mr. Obama’s experience, and that they discussed them again last week.

Both men had anticipated that Mr. Obama’s rhetorical strength would provide a point of criticism. Mr. Patrick said he told Mr. Obama that he should respond to the criticism, and he shared language from his campaign with Mr. Obama’s speechwriters.

Mr. Patrick said he did not believe Mr. Obama should give him credit.

“Who knows who I am? The point is more important than whose argument it is,” said Mr. Patrick, who telephoned The New York Times at the request of the Obama campaign. “It’s a transcendent argument.”
Interesting how these two politicians are building points between themselves. Glad to see it.

[ Tuesday, March 25, 2008 19:57: Message edited by: Jumpin' Salmon ]

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Shadow Vale scenario archives in Blades of Avernum
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My interwebs don't work. Is there any way you cud mail me a video f the scenario?

:facepalm:

Sorry Jewels, obviously a read failure. And btw, get your buffness back to KoL. You are ... inactive.

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The 2008 Elections in General
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Without even clicking that link, I would like to relate a story to you about what happened to me (or someone else, or not at all) when I visited Bosnia last. This should show how good I am at foreign policy, dodging bullets (need the line out feature there), and being a good person.

"The plane landed in a hail of sniper bullets, and we were told to just keep our heads down and run to the cars. Chuckle. So that's what we did. [subtext of feeling good about our action under fire candidate]"

Cue the tape- We see Mrs Clinton wave at the top of the stairs, then gracefully walk down them, and stop to talk to a Bosnian child for several seconds, and then calmly walk to the waiting motorcade.

"So, I may have misstated some things, but I assure you I didn't stop for some Bosnian child, no more than a second to say Hi, and take whatever it was she had for me."

Rewind the tape - ... ... Hmmm.

"So, I may have spent more time than I remembered talking to the little Bosnian child. I say millions of words a day, and those were just a few of them, so you can't hold me accountable for them all."

Right, so, we have a person citing foreign policy experience by lying. And then they justify the lying by stating that they can't always tell the truth if they speak so many words in a day.

I, for one, recommend to her that she just shuts up then. Clam it. Zip it. No More Talking!

So, was that the link? :P

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The 2008 Elections in General
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I disagree, but understand what you are saying. Since Clinton is more of a domestically focused person, wouldn't she better serve as Vice President? After all, there is no strict rule that head of state = VP, and head of government = P. It really is all just semantics, as a ticket with both of those people would be acceptable to the world. I just see a more fruitful and longer lived regime if the ticket was the reverse of what you propose. :P

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The 2008 Elections in General
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What my hope is, come 2009, is a President that can well represent this country on the world stage. Bush the Bully was, imho, a poor figure in that role, and much damage was done. I do not see McCain as having the capacities to improve that role, or undo much of the damage. Clinton may be able to undo some damage, but has also pledged to concentrate mostly internally, which I feel is a job better delegated. Obama, again in my opinion, would be the most well received internationally of all the current candidates.

And Mystic, you can hardly expect to make categorical accusations about huge groups of people without being called to task for it. After all you said that
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the political parties ... members are pathological liars.
I object to both the characterization and the statement itself. There are millions of members of the two parties in this country. They are not liars or pathological liars, and I hardly see how you can make that judgment.

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capitalism is flinging this planet apart in General
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BEST WALLPAPER EVAR!

My wife thinks I'm crazy though. She looked at it once, then looked at me, shook her head and went to bed. It didn't help that, tears streaming down my face, I gibbered "and then the monkey DOES IT AGAIN!"

She just didn't get it. I'm glad you do.

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New user titles in General
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quote:
Originally written by Nemesis.:

And that is exactly why excessive and unnecessary spam is frowned upon here.
I think adding more layers of metaphors, like a cake, or an onion, is the best way to upset the applecart, as it were, and at some point the whole house of cards will go tumbling to the ground, like the walls of that ancient city.

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capitalism is flinging this planet apart in General
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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

Extensive perusal of Youtube leads one to believe that the chimpanzees are way ahead of the dogs.
That's only because the dog chased him after the chimp pulled his leg. It's true! I saw it in an animated avatar.

Addit:
Best gif evar, but 2 megs, so now a link. Sorry, I never noticed the size until now.

[ Tuesday, March 25, 2008 16:11: Message edited by: Jumpin' Salmon ]

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Behold II in General
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Profile #88
Mmmmm. Jelly filled doughnuts....

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Jeff Vogel has stated more than once that he is not interested in devoting his time to upgrading this forum software. He would rather write code, or build worlds. Due to the construct of this forum software, each additional post puts a storage burden on the host servers. Jeff's hosting package involves ginormous amounts of bandwidth, and a fairly limited amount of actual storage size. That is why he asks that people not double post.
The reason many of us, irrespective of the actions of other, autonomous, users, will parrot this request is that we dislike the actions that have to be taken to keep the forums within manageable size. Just recently, about a week ago, every thread in this forum (General) was deleted if it hadn't been updated after some date in November. While we prosper with Aran as a member, his generosity in setting up and hosting an archive is by no means required. Without his support, the community of folks that like Jeff and his games would suffer the loss of information which we might look back upon fondly at some point.

I'm sorry you took my message as personal criticism, as it wasn't. And it certainly wasn't a government intrusion upon your right of free speech. That only applies in the relationship between state and citizen, not between citizen and corporation.
:)

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The IMAGE(http://www.ironycentral.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ubb/IB_graphics/edit.gif) button is our friend. Not your friend, but our friend. Please give him some attention.

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Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
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Profile #66
The Sir seems to be something affected by Dikiyoba herself. One does not question the genius of the scribe.

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Yeah, before the Fatman-BBQ fiasco of ought-six, my alternate had about fifteen different custom titles before it settled on that of The Potato. Lucky, as some of those fifteen were not as comely as the one on this account.

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Shadow Vale scenario archives in Blades of Avernum
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quote:
Sayeth the Shadowvale archives:
You don't have permission to access /In the Shadow of Dragons Win.zip on this server.
You don't have permission to access /Tales From the Tabard Inn Win.zip on this server.

Great. Now what am I gonna do during rollover?

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Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
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And now we are Facespace friends, so no more cheating. I'm glad we can both appreciate the intricacies of this ... thing.
:)

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Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
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quote:
Originally written by Jeran Korak:

You all realise that Salmon are known to have several thousand (hundred thousand?) childern each year?
Incorrect.

quote:
Originally written by Jeran Korak:

Actually that explains quite a bit, Salmon also are forced to flock back to their birth-place to spawn, which is obviously why he's still around after all this time :P
Incorrect.

quote:
Originally written by Jeran Korak:

Oh, and is it my imagination or is Drew violently seeking my destruction in this dimensional plane of reality?
Incorrect. There is no implicit violence.

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Yeah, were I ever to be so emotionally retarded as to cheat on my wife, it certainly wouldn't be with one of my Facebook friends. Hello! Paper trail!

Duh.

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quote:
Originally written by Jeran Korak:

quote:
Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:

You know stareye is messing about just to render all of our posts obsolete.

Well fine. This will never be obsolete.

Stareye is a Dunder-head.

IÀ!

For future reference #7557, this post of yours is spam. Aside from moving a post from page 1 to page 2, you have added nothing to this discussion. I find it sadly typical that you do so two posts after stareye posts warning that reads,
quote:
Implicit in this was "meaningful posting" which is "not spam".
Moreover, I'm fairly sure you have no idea what a Dunder-head could be. So, get over yourself and the obsessive need to post your nothingness.

Thanks.

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Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
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Yeah, but it's not my slip. A person gets up early to go fishing, and doesn't always grab the right set of garments...

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IMAGE(http://www.rangelights.com/images/Public/duty_calls.png)

This is my new favorite.

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Dude. What is up with that? Crazy. This is all crazy!

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A Question in General
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quote:
Originally written by Xel'Raga:

Pft!
Now, are you making a kitten's hissing noise, spitting noise, or weird abbreviation for a word?

This is a place where you could've typed more than 4 characters if you wanted to express yourself.

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Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
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quote:
Originally written by Nioca:

I expect more Ur-Noob.
I expect this to be your review. :P

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You know stareye is messing about just to render all of our posts obsolete.

Well fine. This will never be obsolete.

Stareye is a Dunder-head.

[ Friday, March 21, 2008 16:45: Message edited by: Jumpin' Salmon ]

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Too bad the ranks are job descriptions rather than factions.

1200 - Tullegolite
1700 - Awakened
2500 - Taker

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