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  1. Michael100

    Listen up you primitive screwheads!

    Boxcutter on tongue action. My balls just quivered
  2. Michael100

    XCOM Enemy Unknown

    played through on Classic and now trying classic ironman. Stunning aliens and interrogating them is the only way to keep your tech on track (through bonuses to research) with the ramping difficulty. I'm still loving it though :-)
  3. Michael100

    Top Neurosurgeon Spent Six Days In Heaven-during-a-coma

    Human beings are at least the very least anomalous within what we can see so far of the universe. It also seems strange reasoning to assume the universe is eternal but life and consciousness as a product of the universe is not.
  4. Michael100

    XCOM Enemy Unknown

    I love them so much I have two, with complementary perks. What aren't yours doing for you? I have mine generally set up on high ground and then use the other group members to go scouting/sweeping over the map. I too have just discovered the joy of Skele suits and high positioning. My default strategy is to set up a heavy on the left and right of a street with Snipers up super high on overwatch. then have an assault advance with the run and gun perk to uncover the aliens and bring them back to the ambush. Mostly I then die Mostly.
  5. Michael100

    XCOM Enemy Unknown

    Pre ordered, Pre loaded ;-) I know what you mean about the demo. However, I have been playing the old Xcom in anticipation, and in reality the levels are quite small and basic in that version too. It's the narrative that really gives the game it scope. I also have faith because its Firaxis. I know that sounds lame, but if there's one developer you can trust it's them. Can't wait till tomorrow :D
  6. What is sorely missing here is perspective. Religion WAS government in the time it was written. There was no separation of church and state. So it had to encompass not only philosophy and belief in a higher power, but agriculture, foreign policy and war. It was essentially one book on how to do everything, not just a treatise on Imaginary friends. Having said that you could make an argument that interpretation of the Quran leads some to violence because they cant extract the relavant-to-their-time passages. However, you cant logically say that religion begets violence (which is an absolute favorite of the internet-atheist) Because once state was separated, war became the sole domain of the state. You could in fact argue that the worst wars occurred more often and with more far reaching devastation when Church was removed from state. Do we in fact need that moral reminder?
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    Kitchen Knives

    Precisely Globals are like lightsabers when you first get them. Then they are a complete asshole. Gotta learn to sharpen and invest in proper training
  8. My point is religious sanctioned violence has no place in Australia, you CANNOT use religion as an excuse to justify attacking the Australian Men and Women of our police force. You have once again missed the point of the thread in an attempt to derail it off topic You cant use any excuse to attack the "Australian Men and Women of our police force" ever. It's against the law. The title of the thread is loaded with ambiguity It should read Muslim protest over youtube video gets out of hand. There were some scuffles. Some arrests were made.
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    'affirmative action'

    Who should only be hired if they are sexually attractive
  10. Michael100

    Vote Liberal

    A global financial crisis caused in large part in the years prior by the very same companies? You bet I am. What you call holes are unfilled policies. They haven't said where they'll get the savings from. Ask Swannie. He announced a wafer-thin budget surplus in this budget, yet his leader just committed more money to asylum seekers, gonski, ndis, dental, etc. Currently they're not explaining how they'll achieve budget surplus with these not-in-budget requirements. Pity there's no guarantee of outcomes since it's not an outcome-based reform, eh? Swan delivers a slim budget surplus in the most trying global economical times since the great depression and you say he's not a great treasurer by discrediting a publication that gave him that award. Because That publication recommended three companies that went bust two years later when the GFC hit? Then in the same reply criticise a government who wants to return the surplus to the people by providing better education,dental care and managing our borders better. Gah... this is frustrating... I'm going to try explain this to you simply, it'll also clear up my own thoughts. When you look at most countries in the OECD, the 2008 recession, hit all of them. And they all followed largely the same trajectories, same gradient and all. Obviously I discount basket cases like Iceland, Greece, Portugal, Spain, etc. Swannie had the benefit of standing on the shoulders of giants who guaranteed him a soft landing. Remember, Swannie didn't do a damned thing that wasn't done by any other treasurer in the world. He simply had the benefit of an awesome financial position before the recession, and he managed not to fuck it up too badly, or not as badly as everyone else. That alone, given his performance as Shadow Treasurer, should be enough to give him that award. Now, look at it from Euromoney's point of view: which other countries' treasurers look good at the moment? No-one's - he got it by being the cleanest looking pile of shit in a sea of diarrhea. Euromeny too, has fucked up before, many times. Their 2007 piece waxing lyrical about AIG was pure comedy with the benefit of hindsight :) --- The second bit has to do with holes. The coalition has a $70b hole that in unfunded. They've announced $70b of spending measures but not told us where that money's coming from except that they'll release the policies before the election. That seems fair, if they deliver. Swannie rolled out a budget a few months ago with a wafer-slim budget surplus. He promised us a surplus. Since that time, the government has had to deal with the perfectly predictable increase in funding for illegal immigrants because of their own policy incompetence, and announced new immediate funding for projects not hinted at, in the budget. In other words - not only are they not showing us where the savings are coming from to maintain budget surplus, but they're also not telling us why they delivered a surplus budget in the first place if their intent was to break it. Cool, that post makes way more sense and makes you seem less extreme in your viewpoints. The differences in our views, seems to be this I think you are leaning towards giving Swan less credit and I lean towards giving him more. I think that the mining boom gave him help, you seem to insinuate that the previous government did. Also Euromoney has been around since 1969, Im sure they have a few mistakes on their books, I dont think that discredits every decision they have made, least of all what amounts to bestowing a reasonable award on Wayne Swan, even if he was the only person who could have got it in the circumstances.
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    Vote Liberal

    A global financial crisis caused in large part in the years prior by the very same companies? You bet I am. What you call holes are unfilled policies. They haven't said where they'll get the savings from. Ask Swannie. He announced a wafer-thin budget surplus in this budget, yet his leader just committed more money to asylum seekers, gonski, ndis, dental, etc. Currently they're not explaining how they'll achieve budget surplus with these not-in-budget requirements. Pity there's no guarantee of outcomes since it's not an outcome-based reform, eh? Swan delivers a slim budget surplus in the most trying global economical times since the great depression and you say he's not a great treasurer by discrediting a publication that gave him that award. Because That publication recommended three companies that went bust two years later when the GFC hit? Then in the same reply criticise a government who wants to return the surplus to the people by providing better education,dental care and managing our borders better.
  12. Michael100

    *sigh* ACL at it again...

    I see it this way. If you are against gay marriage because you don't want gay people to be happy, then you're an asshole. It's really that simple. The anti-gay marriage argument has no really strong logic behind it other than straight people aren't comfortable with gay marriage because they feel it somehow fucks up the significance of straight marriage. The thing is they cant put their finger on exactly why it does, it just feels like it does. And I CAN understand this argument. Because I feel a little bit that way myself (total honesty here). I don't want gay people to be unhappy because I'm not a cunt, but I don't feel 100% comfortable with two grooms on a wedding cake. Maybe Gay people need to invent a ceremony that is a uniquely gay institution but gives them all the same rights as straight people in a marriage? Like why copy a straight institution when a strong tenet of gay culture seems to be non conformity and creativity ( I might be stereotyping a bit here). for a gay person to feel what its like to be in a straight persons (who's not 100% on gay marriage) shoes I'd give you this example. Imagine that they passed a law where it was discriminatory to not have at least 50% straight performers in the gay and lesbian mardi gras. You'd be all like Its the mardi gras, it's a gay institution!!!! And we'd be all like , "well straight people form a big spectator population so should be equally represented". And you'd be all like "fuck having straight people in the mardi gras" In this case politically correctness and logic would be against you yet you'd still be like "fuck all this shit" /my two cents
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    Vote Liberal

    I'm sorry... that's the best thing this thread has produced thus far. The LOLs are incredible. One Two Two , Two references ah ah ah ...... /sesame street Euromoney 2006 Best Investment Bank – Lehman Brothers - went bust in 2007 Euromoney 2006 Best Equity House – Morgan Stanley - had to be bailed out in 2007 Euromoney 2006 Best at Risk Management – Bear Stearns - went bust in 2007 Euromoney 2006 Best at Investor Services – Citigroup - had to be bailed out in 2007 More? Irrelevant. The cost is acceptable to me. I'm not voting for* you, or my next-door-neighbour, or anyone. Edit: * = on behalf of It's not irrelevant when considering the fact that $7000 is the per-year services-from-the-government worth of every Australia, and half is being spent on a single infrastructure project in one hit. Do you need the NBN? Or can you actually live, function without it in your home? It's a damned simple question. Yeah, but even 12Mbps is a fast internet connection to most people. Will they pay the premium for a doubling in speed? I doubt it. My parents and grandparents wouldn't. What I'm not sure some people here understand is that this NBN isn't coming out of magic money. It's not money that won't have to be repaid. It's money borrowed from China or wherever that'll have to be repaid with interest. It'll be repaid from our taxes and because it'll take a fair chunk of our taxes over several years to repay it, during that time, that money marked for use as repayment can't be used for other stuff we like - like welfare increases, like teacher pay rises, like more cops on streets. This is why the Coalition wants to build the NBN but actually have it make sense and put it in places where it makes sense to have it. SquallStrife's house is not a sensible location for a fibre cable termination. Neither is mine. Thats a poor attempt. You're using the global financial crisis to discredit a publication? Ill add that the only other Australian to win the award was another Labor treasurer in 1984. On top of that the liberals have massive budget holes leads me to believe that they simply cant do accounting properly. How can you run a country if you cant do multiplication and subtraction? The good news is that with Labors education reforms a whole new generation of liberals will stand a better chance. Checks and measures I guess..
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    Vote Liberal

    I'm sorry... that's the best thing this thread has produced thus far. The LOLs are incredible. One Two Two , Two references ah ah ah ...... /sesame street
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    Vote Liberal

    The problems with the Libs is that they lack policy. They have no well though out plans other than topple the Labor leader by blocking and denying and rolling back any and all Labor policy. Thats not the leadership this country needs. We need a modicum of co operation between parties. Abbott is an embarrassment of a leader. He's the Mark Latham of the Liberal party. How can you have such a lead as the preferred party of a nation , but still not be anywhere near the leader that the people want? Also the Liberal party needs to learn to put together a budget. Swan is finance superhero, while the Liberal budgets come up with 70 bil gaps in funding. The Australian people aren't stupid. With such a long time to go before the next election , anything could happen, and an un-lose-able election could turn into a rout. I'm a swing voter by the way, I think anyone who votes one way their whole lives is retarded.
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