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So we already had The Name Game, also I've finally made the decision to change my avatar image, so why not? Why did you choose the avatar you're using right now?

I'll start first. The one I've been using before was choosen because of my nick name, which you can find out more in above mentioned thread. My new, current one I've chosen because, like I said, it was time for a change, but also, because I like to see my rather nice, colored up (ie. corpsepainted) face someplace (...)

Slashdot Article: Grand Theft Auto Led Teen to Kill
Gamespot article detail

Obviously, you should at least read the slashdot summary and preferably the Gamespot article.

I myself am not a fan of the grandtheft auto franchise, I never found the games exciting or appealing, but what disgusts me the most is the frivolous lawsuits and the groups of people (...)

I just finished reading the 9th book in the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind. It's entitled Chainfire and it is pretty good as far as story goes. Beyond that, I have some serious reservations.

I have some issues with the turn the series has taken over the past few books. Ever since the blatant and uncredited facsimile of the Fountainhead by nauseating "philosopher" Ayn Rand, the books have become exasperatingly preachy. The characters and entities in the books are such absurdly (...)

Dogmatic thinking pisses me off. It's particularly distressing when practiced by those who think they know better.

Being a progressive politically and socially doesn't make you openminded. Appreciating samples from a wide range of disparate styles of music doesn't do it either. True openmindedness springs from humility. It doesn't mean one has to adopt a relativist attitude: convictions, after all, define us. It does mean that one understands that others have a right to their convictions as (...)

In this 2nd part I will analyze and explain my thoughts on universal health care, globalization,taxes and foreign entaglements. This one is a little lenghthy and disputable, for some, so fasten your seat belts.

Universal Health Care
It's not for America, or anyother republican form of democracy for all I'm concerned.

Yes, the idea of universal health care is noble, but I can't agree with its socialist implementation. The freedoms and rights lost in such a system are of greater (...)

Just some comments I didn't want to keep to myself
The faults we find in others are usually the same faults we have ourselves- if only we took the time to reflect. I’ve been guilty of it also as most of us have probably been. Our commander in chief, a man with so much responsibility should be able to stop and take inventory.
“For as long as whole regions of the world simmer in resentment and tyranny — prone to ideologies that feed hatred and excuse murder — violence will gather, (...)


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