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  1. All muslim extremists are muslims, but I'd suppose you'd tell me religion has nothing to do with it either. Anyhow, I'm failing to see a point in what you're arguing, other than your first post where you wrote that you shouldn't poke an angry bear with a stick.
  2. First start with internment. Yes, ethnic persecution is awful in any form, but compare it to the "final solution" that was going on in Germany at the same time, and it doesn't compare. Then look at bombing civilians. 80 years ago, smart bombs did not exist. The idea that a nation could exclusively target munitions factories or military complexes is just plain absurd. So the examples given were terrible, and really have no place in this discussion.
  3. Yet you don't see any of them committing massacres like the extremist Muslims. Yeah, never seen any atrocities committed by a Christian nation. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Tokyo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internment_of_Japanese_Americans http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Dresden_in_World_War_II Alright, what was the Christian response to Piss Christ? South Park? Bill Maher? RIchard Dawkins? The perverted Judas and Jesus cartoon? Who was shot up, who was blown up, where are all the dead bodies? So a "Christian" nation was at war 80 years ago, how the hell is it relevant to this discussion? Right, the fundamentalist Christian response to offensive content produced by a majority Christian media in a majority Christian country should be the same as the extremist Muslim response response to offensive content produced by a majority non-Muslim media in a majority non-Muslim country, a country where Muslims are outsiders and are discriminated against systematically (http://www.odt.co.nz/news/world/99211/study-shows-french-muslims-hit-religious-bias). Christians in America are one of the most privileged groups in the developed world, why would there response to offensive material be the same as one of the least privileged groups in the developed world? Yeah, Christians haven't killed anyone for making cartoons that mock Jesus, but then again, Christians aren't continually treated like animals by the people who make those cartoons (for instance, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7333344.stm). This is false equivalency at its worst. Like at the Ferguson riots - "Well white people don't make this much fuss when a white kid gets killed by a police officer." - true, but misses the point entirely. Interesting that you put Christian in quotes there. Interesting that you think being "at war" is a relevant condition (ask extremist Muslims if they're at war with Christians and Jews, I think I know the answer). Interesting that you think recency has anything to do with it. The example content is offensive to not just U.S Christians, it is offensive to ALL Christians. The example content is much more relevant to this discussion than supposed atrocities commited by a country at war 80 years ago. If the Vatican was carpet bombing civilian territories in Muslim countries in the past few decades, you might have a point.
  4. Yet you don't see any of them committing massacres like the extremist Muslims. Yeah, never seen any atrocities committed by a Christian nation. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Tokyo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internment_of_Japanese_Americans http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Dresden_in_World_War_II Alright, what was the Christian response to Piss Christ? South Park? Bill Maher? RIchard Dawkins? The perverted Judas and Jesus cartoon? Who was shot up, who was blown up, where are all the dead bodies? So a "Christian" nation was at war 80 years ago, how the hell is it relevant to this discussion?
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    Today...

    Credit cards are very good about protecting their members from fraud. Unlike debit cards, the money doesn't come out of my pocket until I pay the bill, and I can easily dispute any charges. Also they're very good about monitoring purchases, I've been called a couple times before when there was "suspicious activity," but there hasn't yet been a fraudulent charge.
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    Today...

    Asked for my credit limits to be increased today. You all will be pleased to know that I can spend just under a third of my yearly salary in a month on a whim. My life long goal is to be leveraged over 200%, which may be tricky if my salary keeps pace with averages.
  7. Surprised Funorb is still alive. Checked in on it a few months ago only to find that they hadn't updated their site certificates, which made it unplayable.
  8. I'm thinking if GOP gave 5-10x the tokens it gives now, with 3-4x the experience rates, it would be relevant again. As far as F2P minigames go, it was very popular for a long time, until Runespan's xp rates killed it. Also if GOP became a collaborative effort instead of versus, the content might get used by soloers without needing mule accounts / breaking the rules.
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    After about 3 years of owning it, the battery would not hold a charge for more than 12 hours (with about 1 hour of use). So I bought 2 new batteries on Amazon, fortunately since the phone was out of use everyone was trying to get rid of that style battery so the cost was really low (~$5 iirc). One of the batteries was a dud, the other worked pretty well. After another 2.5 years on the "new" battery, the phone won't hold a charge for more than 8 hours (with about 45 minutes of use). Basically, it's plugged in all the time except when I have to use it, or I am traveling. It was fine for my purposes though, because I was on a shared low minutes plan.
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    Today...

    Finally got a smart phone. It's a Sony Xperia Z3v. This retires my Samsung Alias 2 (I had for 5.5 years, RIP). My biggest reason for getting a new phone was to get off my parent's plan. Now I'm even more independant. Btw, Adulthood sucks.
  11. So get 5 F2Pers that have 2 accounts, their main and a leech. Trade leeches. I'm in 2 dungeons with my 2 accounts, so I'm legal. So is everyone else. XP all around.
  12. Had the chance yesterday to carve Jasmine. [hide][/hide]
  13. Anyone want to venture a guess where big bones will bottom out?
  14. Been using my large lamps for mining experience, I'm thinking that it is the worst skill to train for F2P now.
  15. Guessing it'll do the exact opposite for now- it gives noted big bones as a reward, makes big bones give more experience per each (yet still inferior to dragon bones making it undesirable to members), and even without the drops is very lucrative for the 5 large xp lamps for everyone. So cut demand and increase supply for the time being means price goes down. Long run price goes up, because eventually event goes away and price should settle back to ~40 gp / xp
  16. Seems that I'm losing this game.
  17. What happens when it's quoted more than 5 times? -snip- STAAAHP You're only making it worse. I'm making it worse! Oh no! Let's make it worse! This will be fun I'm in! This reminds me of the googlebomb thread in games.
  18. What happens when it's quoted more than 5 times? STAAAHP You're only making it worse. I'm making it worse! Oh no!
  19. It's almost that time of year again. Figured people might be interested in the Genie. [hide] [/hide] EDIT: Adding in Aladdin and Jasmine [hide] [/hide]
  20. If the US went scorched earth on Syria last summer it would be run by ISIS right now Point wasn't that the U.S. should've gone scorched earth, it was that the U.S. could've had any response up to and including scorched earth to cover for the "red line" remark, and the international community wouldn't have been phased by it (Oh, well Obama did warn them not to use chemical weapons). The President of the United States doesn't need to bluff; he's got the entire deck.
  21. Has Obama done anything to show backbone, moral clarity, or willingness to act on the international stage? I can give you a laundry list of examples of how weak Obama's foreign policy is, and if I'm a regional power that doesn't have to worry about any super power, I'm doing what I want.
  22. Syria was an easy example. I also seem to remember Obama telling Putin's aide that after the election he'd have more "flexibility." Put everything together and if I'm Putin, I'm not worried about the United States right now.
  23. Sure, you can look at it that way but if a legitimate threat arises towards an area we have a vested interest in, it can and will still be dealt with. If China ever invaded Japan we would come to their aid, that's a fact. That Obama isn't a warmonger doesn't change that. I'm not arguing that the President should or needs to be a "warmonger." I'm saying that when he draws a red line, states that chemical weapons would change his equation, then does absolutely nothing later, he loses face with the international community. I don't think the U.S. should stick its nose in conflicts everywhere, but it should have enough influence that its rhetoric matters. If Obama states there will be consequences for xyz, and xyz occurs, there should be consequences. If Obama has no intentions to respond to xyz, he shouldn't make idle threats.
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