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#1 Posted by lazyturtle (1235 posts) -

@SharkEthic said:

Dude, YES! Remember when it hit 1£ to $1.60!? I was like "WOOOOW DUDE! I bet it can't get any lower!"...and then it TOTALLY DID! Amazing.

I can remember, because I was pounding one out with both hands...nothing turns me one like the fluctuations in international currencies.

#2 Posted by lazyturtle (1235 posts) -

Thanks guy! I've had my eye on Dungeon Defenders and Dungeon Siege for a bit...maybe I'll download some demos.

LOTR..maybe. I've played that before, but for whatever reason it didn't strike me as something she'd like. Maybe I'm wrong though..hard to say.

#3 Posted by lazyturtle (1235 posts) -

Hey all

I'm looking for something LIKE Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance for the 360 to play with the wife. Any suggestions? It can't be scary.


#4 Posted by lazyturtle (1235 posts) -

Cool clothes? Music?

I'm a bit in the same boat. I don't actually need anything, and the things I do want are out of any reasonable price range.

Honestly, after last year I've given up caring about my birthday or xmas.

#5 Posted by lazyturtle (1235 posts) -

Bose IE2. They sound awesome. They're really comfortable. After having them for 11.5 months, I noticed some wear on the insulation around where the earbud came to the wire. I went into a Bose repair center near my work and they were replaced with a brand new pair (with a brand new warranty too!) in less than 10 minutes.

I bought my wife a pair with the speaker for use with her iphone..they work great too.

#6 Posted by lazyturtle (1235 posts) -

@RPGee said:

Also, considering going into an area where you'll learn a trade. In many places, mechanics are in much larger desire than soldiers, for example.

You have to be REALLY careful with this sort of thinking..for a weird, but specific reason.

Many military certifications are not recognized in the civilian world. I have no idea why, I assume the military doesn't come up with a memorandum of agreement (yea..I work for the government). So you may have the skills and experience to work in a particular field but not the required qualifications. This may not be much of an issue if its just an exam or something, but some trades require apprenticeships and such. Do your research.

#7 Posted by lazyturtle (1235 posts) -

My (white) kids have grown up in Hawaii. In my sons classes there are 2 or 3 other white kids, but thats it. My daughter has none in her class.

Neither of them seem to think anything of it. My daughter once asked why some people are darker than others, but seemed quite satisfied that it had to do with where on Earth they originally came from and further explained in the context of sun protection. Little kids don't think like that (racist) unless they are taught to think like that. Older kids..they're always looking for a reason to pick on one another, so not too surprising that race would be thrown in the mix with height, looks, fatness..etc..teens are bastards.

As far as who you like politically..meh. I can't pretend to understand why you would think fondly of Bush or respect Romney, but to each their own. I'm more than a little confused how you can lump someone serious (like Condi Rice) in with someone who was clearly a gag canidate (like Herman Cain) though...

#8 Posted by lazyturtle (1235 posts) -

No..unless we're talking about the 1997 album by Biggie..which is totally real.

#9 Posted by lazyturtle (1235 posts) -

@Inkerman said:

Like...? Remember this was the foreign policy debate, and the two biggest issues for American foreign policy are Middle Eastern security and China, Israel is a crucial component for Middle Eastern security and America's closest ally in addition to being perhaps the only non-North American country the general American public has an real grasp of. Major Foreign policy issue + at least some public interest = political discussion.

Perhaps thats the problem. Instead of wanting to engage the region, we are supporting a single country there to appease religious fundamentalists at home. We've been close with Egypt for a long time..but not as close as we are with Israel Why not? Turkey too. We just haven't spend the time to develop those relationships because we've been too focused on one small country that is a significant part of the political problem in the region .

I'm not saying that we shouldn't be allies or that we should throw them to the dogs, but we should try to have more friends and allies in the region.

#10 Posted by lazyturtle (1235 posts) -

I'm 100% anti-beard. Kids these days, with thier disgusting facial hair.

Only virgins and religious extremists should grow beards. Only gay men, police and firemen should grow mustaches.