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My card got declined last night. Funemployment just became regular unemployment.


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Got my first pay today. :3

 

Buying a new phone this weekend and getting my boots out from layby, life is finally getting better for me after years of shit. I've managed to accomplish so many important things I wanted done. (A job, relationship, independence, better mental health)

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Getting paid on the 28th

Wii U Smash bros comes out on the 28th

I will not have access to the money & a place to buy Smash Bros + a Wii U till the 29th.

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I'm in WA for the week for Thanksgiving and the Seattle Marathon on Sunday. It's so cold and wet here, I just want to get back down to LA asap. 


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Was reading the news yesterday, and noticed a piece about the Halifax International Forum, which is something I've definitely heard about before, but totally forgot that it exists. The piece was mostly about how no one representing the Russian Government showed up this year (and they normally do), and why that probably was. Anyway, the International Forum was started by Peter MacKay, Canada's current Justice Minister back when he was our Defence Minister, and more than anything, it really made me miss him in that role.

 

Oh, and just absolutely delighted to read a bit about the latest AC game from Ubisoft. I've been conflicted in my hatred of Ubisoft because, like it or not, they make nothing but awesome games. Ghost Recon Phantoms might be the game that made me swear they would never again receive money from me, but it's also at it's core the best online shooter I have ever played, and by a considerable amount (at least as far as cover based shooters go. I don't really like run and gun style). If they weren't hellbent on ruining that game, it would be perfect. Now that they seem to have given up on releasing finished games though, I don't need to worry about what I might be missing anymore, and seeing their stock value take a hit makes me oh so happy.

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You do know there were 2 AC games released at the same time?

And one of them was pretty excellent actually?

 

Ubisoft is a company of conflicts, at least in my view.

 

But I am off to play Shadow of Mordor, which is from WB Games, who I have noticed giving out pretty much only excellent games...

Well, all they have are pretty much Arkham games and now Shadow of Mordor.


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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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I heard latest AC had micro transactions in single player. That is super not ok


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Let's be fair, in the initial protests, the protesters were peaceful until the police started firing on them with tear gas and rubber bullets.

 

From what I've heard, most of the protests last night were peaceful as well, there were just a few outbursts, and a lot of them they suspect were done by people from outside of Ferguson. One of the people they were looking for in connection with the fires was a white male in an America bandana.

 

Things are bad there, absolutely, but the police are doing absolutely nothing to *help* the situation, just as they haven't been since Brown was killed.


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General opinion here (being Missouri) is [bleep] the protestors and [bleep] Michael Brown. Oh, and go militarization of police.

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We've only had one major riot or protest in the history of our country after freedom from Soviet occupation. That was in 2007, for a single day, when Russian minorities started rioting because the government dared to relocate a statue memorating the losses of Soviet soldiers in WWII. It was relocated from one of the main squares in city to the cemetary, where it should belong.

 

Otherwise, not a single time.

 

Wonder, if we are too emotionless and simply don't care enough to go to the streets or are we just blackout drunk all the time.

 

And why the [bleep] would you need to riot anyway? Unless you had one very specific goal in mind. Which, as far as I have learned so far the rioters in your areas don't have right now.


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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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Let's be fair, in the initial protests, the protesters were peaceful until the police started firing on them with tear gas and rubber bullets.

 

From what I've heard, most of the protests last night were peaceful as well, there were just a few outbursts, and a lot of them they suspect were done by people from outside of Ferguson. One of the people they were looking for in connection with the fires was a white male in an America bandana.

 

Things are bad there, absolutely, but the police are doing absolutely nothing to *help* the situation, just as they haven't been since Brown was killed.

 

 

Peaceful is a funny word. If by peaceful, you mean not damaging property, shooting off guns, and other stuff, yeah maybe. But even the "peaceful" protesters were doing stuff like blocking intersections and being disruptive to the average person.

 

I saw something on the news this evening (not sure how accurate), but they said that of the 60 or so people they arrested, only 2 of them were not local residents. It would seem to me that it wasn't a bunch of people from other cities (or states) that just came by to loot stores under the cover of the other protesters (although, there probably were a few).

 

But for real though... I understand people being disappointed and all, but what possesses a person to go and destroy their own community because of something that was not in their control? It seems to me that there is a problem with the people in that area being overall uneducated and uncivilized.


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“Do you have any regrets?”

“I don’t. It seems surprising, I know, but I wouldn’t change a thing. This is how it was meant to be.”

“Huh, you never really notice how lovely the day is until you realize you’ll never see it again.”

“Mmmhmm.”

 

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a good protest is meant to be disruptive to the average person, it's how you get them to pay attention

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But all it does is makes me want to run people over so I can go on my way instead of get out and support their cause. The way I see it, it just draws people away from the real issue instead of towards it. If I turn on a tv and scan the channels for anything on this subject nobody really cares about the verdict or what some would consider a human rights issue right now, all they care about is publicizing the riots. In my eyes, it only makes them look like the enemy instead of the government system or the police which, from my narrow understanding, is what their message is.


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“I had a feeling we weren’t coming back from this fight when it began.”

“Do you have any regrets?”

“I don’t. It seems surprising, I know, but I wouldn’t change a thing. This is how it was meant to be.”

“Huh, you never really notice how lovely the day is until you realize you’ll never see it again.”

“Mmmhmm.”

 

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Yum, racism.


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In my eyes, it only makes them look like the enemy instead of the government system or the police which, from my narrow understanding, is what their message is.

Following up on Tyler's post: even if most of the protests are peaceful, it just takes one idiot acting out to spark things - whether that someone is someone who doesn't care about the issue and is using the situation as an excuse to go nuts, a trigger-happy cop/rioter, someone who wants to discredit the movement... You know, things that we internet-dwellers should be very familiar with.

 

Granted, I'm not following the case in any capacity (aside from tangential exposure through Tumblr-enthusiasts and/or casual racists - both renowned for their lack of bias)

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Yum, racism.

 

 

That's all what it boils down to. Black shoots black? No problem. White shoots white? No problem. Black shoots white? No problem. White shoots black? Everyone goes crazy.

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“I had a feeling we weren’t coming back from this fight when it began.”

“Do you have any regrets?”

“I don’t. It seems surprising, I know, but I wouldn’t change a thing. This is how it was meant to be.”

“Huh, you never really notice how lovely the day is until you realize you’ll never see it again.”

“Mmmhmm.”

 

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I heard latest AC had micro transactions in single player. That is super not ok

I totally forgot about that. This is Ubisoft at their finist. I also understand that the micro transaction store was the first thing they fixed, instead of you know, the actual game. I was not aware they released a second AC game at the same time. The fiasco that is AC:U seems to have overshadowed that (unless you mean the companion app that serves to make the game more annoying, in which case I totally heard about that).

 

On the protests, I was watching that last night live a bit, as were a few people in my tank clan. I learned a lot about at least some facets of American culture listening to their views on it, all very interesting to me. I have seen no credible source, at least so far, that rubber bullets were ever used. They certainly refrained from using tear gas for a very long time. The first method of dispersal they tried were actually smoke grenades. I don't think any tear gas was used until the very end, when you can see them lobbing the tear gas grenades out of APC's.

 

It also seems that the police were attacked first.

 

As a personal thought, while I consider the right to protest a crucial part of any democratic system, I really wish that once it turned to rioting they would be a lot faster on the tear gas or methods of dispersing people such as the Active Denial System or sonic weapons. I think opening with the smoke grenades is good, and people should absolutely be given a signal that things are about to get very real and given time to disperse on their own accord, but then methods that actually work need to be employed rather than sitting back for hours and letting the rioters do ever more damage. Rubber bullets, though I may feel rioters deserve it, are pretty dangerous, and probably not something that should be used unless the police are in a lot of danger, or are under fire from real weapons (which would provide them a way to shoot back without mowing down entire crowds of people who aren't using guns). I also feel like there might be a place for stun grenades in crowd control, though I'm not sure how well they work in open areas. Just thinking that they are probably kinder than ADS for sure (which has probably never been used in a riot situation. I can see that not going over well), and they have the upside of incapacitating people long enough to arrest them, rather than making them scatter like tear gas, ADS, sonic weaponry, or malodorants do.

 

On the subject of protests, one of the fastest ways to make me lose sympathy for your cause is to interfere with traffic. Frankly, I don't even have to be caught in it. I've been in enough bad traffic that I'll likely default to sympathising with motorists over you on principle. By blocking traffic, you show no empathy towards the motorists situation, so why should they, or anyone else, sympathise with your cause in turn? I get the idea of making people aware of your protest, I just don't see making them angry at you being a viable means of gaining support.

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It also seems that the police were attacked first.

Certain testimonies disagree on that point. People who already believe that the United States has a systemic racism problem will be naturally inclined to take the side of Brown and when there is contention over what actually happened in the first place that makes it even more likely. Also, a lot of the outrage is over the fact that Wilson was not given an indictment by the Grand Jury, which would not mean that he was innocent or guilty, just that there was enough probable cause to warrant a full trial. Many of the sources I have read on this subject suggest that the mere dispute among witness testimonies should have been (and in a typical case would have been) enough to get an indictment.

 

My point being, it's not like the protesters are crazy, there is a very legitimate and persuasive argument to be made that Michael Brown / the black population of the US got a raw deal here because he probably should have been indicted.


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The second AC game that got out is called AC Rogue.

It is a full-fledged AC game, only that it is only on PS3 and X360.

That game, as first one in the series follows a Templar instead of Assassin, meaning all the gameplay points are turned around. You can kill civilians, soldiers are your friends, and assassins most definitely come after you.

Haystacks are your enemies.

It is a lot like AC IV, but it also does a lot differently. And the setting is more from AC III, as in you have NYC and Northern Atlantic and icebergs n shit.

I haven't played it myself, but I would definitely play it, if I could afford to buy it.

 

Slept less than an hour tonight, making a presentation and studying for an exam.

Tired as [bleep].


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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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They didn't get the raw end of the deal. He shouldn't have been walking in the middle of the street, provoking another person (especially one with a gun), or stealing cheap cigars from a gas station. I'm not saying that he deserved to get shot, much less die, but at the end of the day, if there was anyone one person with fault, it was Brown.


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“I had a feeling we weren’t coming back from this fight when it began.”

“Do you have any regrets?”

“I don’t. It seems surprising, I know, but I wouldn’t change a thing. This is how it was meant to be.”

“Huh, you never really notice how lovely the day is until you realize you’ll never see it again.”

“Mmmhmm.”

 

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They didn't get the raw end of the deal. He shouldn't have been walking in the middle of the street, provoking another person (especially one with a gun), or stealing cheap cigars from a gas station. I'm not saying that he deserved to get shot, much less die, but at the end of the day, if there was anyone one person with fault, it was Brown.

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My point is that he put himself in a bad situation, which he had almost complete control of, and instead of looking for outs, just kept digging deeper. And not by accident either, he was essentially asking for it. Don't want to burn your house down? Then don't play with matches inside... But if you do play with matches inside, don't go around splashing the walls, furniture, and carpet with gasoline first.

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“I had a feeling we weren’t coming back from this fight when it began.”

“Do you have any regrets?”

“I don’t. It seems surprising, I know, but I wouldn’t change a thing. This is how it was meant to be.”

“Huh, you never really notice how lovely the day is until you realize you’ll never see it again.”

“Mmmhmm.”

 

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