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The wanderings of a modern ronin.

Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-03-25 00:22
  Subject:   Dear Clint Talbott: you enormous, STINKING hypocrite.
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  Mood:so *very* not worth saving
  Music:Billy Talent - Covered In Cowardice

http://dailycamera.com/news/2008/mar/25/the-torture-president-shames-this-nation/

That's a great little article there, Clint!

But one problem there, boyo... do you think people have forgotten who you (at the whip-crack of your Scripps-Howard corporate masters) endorsed for president in 2000? Do you think we don't remember that you endorsed Bush over Gore?

And NOW you have the fucking nerve to bitch about the president that YOU helped elect??

You live (have lived, for 20 years) in what may be the most liberal city in America... and you think we don't remember that YOU, PERSONALLY, are complict in the enourmous fucking mess this country is? That you wrote a god-damn FRONT PAGE ARTICLE endorsing Bush?

Go fuck yourself, you god-damn hypocrite. In case you're wondering, NO, nobody is ever going to forgive you for being a spineless coward. Ever. You will always have a job - you servile little corporate lap-dog. But you'll never have the respect of the people of Boulder. (Fortunately for you, you obviously don't care about things like integrity, courage, or respect! You just do it all for the mortgage...)
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-03-25 11:01
  Subject:   Hillary certainly has an active fantasy life.
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  Music:Primus - Power Mad
  Tags:  politics, reddit

Sen. Hillary Clinton said she "misspoke" last week when she gave a dramatic description of her arrival in Bosnia 12 years ago, recounting a landing under sniper fire.

Clinton was responding to a question Monday from the Philadelphia Daily News' editorial board about video footage of the event that contradicted her assertion that her group "ran with our heads down" from the plane to avoid sniper fire at the Tuzla Air Base.

Clinton told the paper's editorial board it was a "minor blip." Video Watch how Clinton described her trip. "I say a lot of things - millions of words a day - so if I misspoke, that was just a misstatement," she said.

In a radio interview that aired Tuesday, Clinton said she wasn't worried about the incident hurting her credibility.


http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/03/25/campaign.wrap/index.html

Yeah, well, it's pretty tough to hurt something that you don't have...
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-03-25 13:57
  Subject:   See Dick and Jane mine sinisite crystals. Mine, kids, mine!
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  Tags:  humor



http://www.boingboing.net/2008/03/25/sinistar-meets-dick.html

(Stolen from dpcfmander.)
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-03-25 14:54
  Subject:   Frontlines: Fuel Of War vs. COD4 vs. Rainbow 6: Vegas
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It will probably come as a surprise to many that I do, in fact, enjoy a good tactical military FPS game. Most people expect that my political leanings would prevent me from enjoying such games. But that's not actually true. In the past I've played a lot of Ghost Recon, and generally had a pretty good time. Particularly while playing my favorite type of character, the sneaky bastard sniper.

I've been seeing a fair number of commercials for Frontlines: Fuel Of War, and it looks kinda fun. Sort of like a near-future dystopian sci-fi war story. But I'm curious how it stacks up against two other popular tactical FPSes, those being Call Of Duty 4 and Rainbow Six: Vegas. FoW has been getting only mediocre reviews - 75/100 by players and sometimes less from critics. Rainbow Six by contrast has been getting a lot of accolades, high 80s /low 90s. I haven't looked up reviews on CoD4 yet.

I'm curious if anyone on the f-list has played any of the above, and if so what you thought. Particularly interested if you've played through a significant portion of more than one, and can tell me how you thought they compared. (FWIW, I'm more interested in a fun game with cool levels and lots of toys than I am in a strict simulation type experience. More Crysis, less America's Army. Also, far more interested in single-player than multi-player.)


Edit: It's gonna be Rainbow Six: Vegas 2. I've watched some gameplay videos and it looks like exactly what I want - more emphasis on the graphics and glitz, less simulation. And I never played the first one, so a sequel won't be old and boring to me.
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-03-25 18:55
  Subject:   Anyone hear a giant popping sound?
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  Music:NOFX - You're Bleeding
  Tags:  reddit

Home prices plunged by record levels in January from a year ago, with almost no major cities immune from the spiraling market. Analysts worried that even the usually reliable spring selling season would fall flat. The closely watched Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index of home prices in 20 cities fell nearly 11 percent in January from a year earlier, the biggest drop in its two-decade history.

Prices were down about 20 percent in Las Vegas and Miami, both paying the price for especially rampant speculation and too much new construction during the housing boom. Fourteen other cities posted record declines in the Tuesday report. The only bright spot was a 1.8 percent increase in Charlotte, N.C., where real estate agents say prices rose more modestly during the boom years and the regional economy is relatively strong. Everywhere else, mounting foreclosures, falling consumer confidence and sellers slashing their asking prices are taking an increasing toll on the market.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080325/ap_on_bi_ge/home_prices

(Unreal Tournament 2004) Buuuuuurrrn baby!! (/UT2k4)
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