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by Akula
Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 2986119

Re: Back to post yo' face

Wow, two flight attendant presumptions... maybe that "sexy flight attendant" stereotype is still very popular with the gentlemen. And thank you jestingrabbit :) I like that there are many bearded men on these boards! Kind of... as was said, the name, plus the outfit in that second picture...
by Akula
Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 2986119

Re: Back to post yo' face

I'm still new here, but here some visual information! then pics.. You aren't a flight attendant are you...? Anyway.. After reading the rest of pages 124 & 125, my assertion that this is the best looking community on the internet is further strengthened. I kind of hate it... it makes me think th...
by Akula
Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0372: "To Be Wanted"
Replies: 143
Views: 24465

Re: To Be Wanted Discussion

Y'know, xkcd is a lot like Futurama...

generally very funny, but, at times, it can be quite touching as well.
by Akula
Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Federal Apologies
Replies: 163
Views: 10938

Re: Federal Apologies

My ancestors were forced into indentured servitude building railroads in order to escape a famine, and also faced intense discrimination for decades after.

I DEMAND REPARATIONS!!!
by Akula
Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Student Loans-ugh
Replies: 43
Views: 3611

Re: Student Loans-ugh

$160,000 at about 7%

Fortunately, flying airplanes is lucrative business, and enlisting in the military knocks a big chunk out as well.

Still sucks ass though.
by Akula
Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: in preparation for Boston migration
Replies: 79
Views: 5686

Re: in preparation for Boston migration

May I suggest Nashua NH? The only thing I don't regret about college is the location :D Apartments can be found relatively cheap (when compared to the rest of the area... new england is just expensive, and the few places with low rent are usually economic sinkholes with no jobs, like my town in Verm...
by Akula
Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: US Presidential Primaries - discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 23828

Re: US Presidential Primaries - discussion

All I meant was that Akula posited that the scale of the task of providing public healthcare at a federal level in the United States was an important reason to avoid it. He then almost immediately posted a good reason to go with public healthcare at a state level. All the while apparently arguing a...
by Akula
Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: US Presidential Primaries - discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 23828

Re: US Presidential Primaries - discussion

This just makes you sound like an ass. So before you run around pointing your finger at everyone else you might want to take some time examining your own shit. Aww, your right, suggesting someone's condition just might be their fault is mean. I'm sorry for thinking of people as adults. It shows tha...
by Akula
Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 2986119

Re: Back to post yo' face

And XKCD continues is march towards being hands down the most attractive community on the internet. Honestly, there needs to be an xkcd shirt made about this subject.
by Akula
Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 2986119

Re: Back to post yo' face

I got a haircut...
Image
by Akula
Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: US Presidential Primaries - discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 23828

Re: US Presidential Primaries - discussion

So it's all our fault huh? Wow. When all else fails blame the patient for getting sick. But I guess it's good the know that the French and the rest of Europe don't have a "decadent lifestyle". And yes, it is about people being denied care. Yes, if you eat poorly your entire life, it is yo...
by Akula
Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: US Presidential Primaries - discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 23828

Re: US Presidential Primaries - discussion

I have no problem with letting states run themselves. That's the way our country was meant to be run anyway. Instead of a bloated one-size fits all program that's next to impossible to ever change or get rid of, we get 50 different ideas to try out. We see which ones work and which ones don't; even...
by Akula
Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: US Presidential Primaries - discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 23828

Re: US Presidential Primaries - discussion

Seriously, check your posts over for unnecessary slashes before you post them They aren't there when I hit post. They automatically get put in. If I try to edit it, they still don't go away. It's a little absurd. edit- I think I see now. It happens with quotation marks and apostrophes... i will try...
by Akula
Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: US Presidential Primaries - discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 23828

Re: US Presidential Primaries - discussion

There are certainly drawbacks to our system, and we should look at ways to improve it. That does not, and should not, mean switching to a socialist single payer scheme run by the federal government. Socialized medicine isn't everything it's cracked up to be, and while it works well in some countrie...
by Akula
Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: US Presidential Primaries - discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 23828

Re: US Presidential Primaries - discussion

Akula, are both your slash and backslash keys broken? Anyway, can you cite a source for that statistic about most people lacking insurance being wealthy? I have no idea. I think it may have something to do with me posting from work, as I'm, pretty sure that's the only time it's happened. I'll see i...
by Akula
Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: US Presidential Primaries - discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 23828

Re: US Presidential Primaries - discussion

Measuring the Health of Nations In "Measuring the Health of Nations: Updating an Earlier Analysis" (Health Affairs, Jan./Feb. 2008), Ellen Nolte, Ph.D., and C. Martin McKee, M.D., D.Sc., both of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, compared international rates of "amen...
by Akula
Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: US Presidential Primaries - discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 23828

Re: US Presidential Primaries - discussion

yet 16% of the population have NO insurance policy, meaning that unless they happen to be incredibly wealthy Unfortunately for the people who cite this statistic, most of that 16% is either wealthy, or at least makes more than enough money to buy insurance. About 3/4 of this group makes above the a...
by Akula
Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Sports Scholarships (Split from Politeness)
Replies: 251
Views: 19396

Re: Sports Scholarships (Split from Politeness)

I think some people have touched on it, so let me take it all the way. College athletics, at least at the division I level, are a boon to the schools. The athletic department of any given school may hand out several dozen or even hundreds of athletic scholarships. That is not money wasted, and it is...
by Akula
Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: US Presidential Primaries - discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 23828

Re: US Presidential Primaries - discussion

On health care, I'd like to point out one important detail... The US does infact have the top healthcare in the world. Now before Neon goes and prattles on about how the WHO said we're 37 alongside slovenia, I'd point out something. The WHO ranks the US at or near the top in availabilty, quality, an...
by Akula
Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: US Presidential Primaries - discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 23828

Re: US Presidential Primaries - discussion

[quote=\"@trophy\"][quote=\"d3adf001\"]He was at the right place at the right time. if his run would have been shifted a few years either way he would have missed the dotcom boom. im so sick of the economy bullshit. you fuck with the market you make it worse. the best thing you c...
by Akula
Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The End Came, so now what?
Replies: 66
Views: 5815

Re: The End Came, so now what?

That, or I'd buy up more guns and ammo and become a bad guy, and steal peoples shit. Why? Because if civilization collapses, long term survival becomes much more difficult. Think of how much has been built up on our civilization, and how little a single person could accomplish by themselves, with no...
by Akula
Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A moral dilemna.
Replies: 28
Views: 2260

Re: A moral dilemna.

They're under 18, it's not going to ruin their lives.

If anything the NSA will probably try to recruit them, and they can go into cushy government jobs when they grow up.
by Akula
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The End Came, so now what?
Replies: 66
Views: 5815

Re: The End Came, so now what?

Rejoice! I live off the grid already. Own power generation (wind/solar). I get my water from a spring on my property. I don't farm, but I have plenty of land to do so if it came to it. And I have plenty of firearms and ammo. Only real problem is heating during the winter... currently oil burning fur...
by Akula
Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: US Presidential Primaries - discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 23828

Re: US Presidential Primaries - discussion

Since when is John "everything is the fault of 'the corporations'" Edwards a centrist candidate? I agree with the dynamic your predicting, but Obama is way more centrist then Edwards is. Edwards is left of just about everyone but Kucinich. Either way... here's hoping that doesn't happen. E...
by Akula
Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: US Presidential Primaries - discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 23828

Re: US Presidential Primaries - discussion

I have to say I'm unenthused by the GOP results. Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney??? Chriiiist. Here's hoping Obama wins the nomination, because it'll be a cold day in hell before I vote for Huckabee or Romney... or Hillary or Edwards. I'd really like to see McCain and Obama get the nominations... that...
by Akula
Mon Dec 31, 2007 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Where is this "Right wing religion imposing bullshit"?
Replies: 257
Views: 25083

Re: Where is this "Right wing religion imposing bullshit"?

It's not even a right wing thing. I'm a pretty conservative guy on fiscal and foreign policy issues, and in the past I tended to identify with the Republican party. But now the GOP has been hijacked by a bunch of Christian evangelical assholes, using their bullshit pseudo-morality as a platform. In ...
by Akula
Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 367087

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

I put a lot of time into playing Madden, so I must be a stupid jock because I like football.

I forgot an interest in sports makes you stupid and is mutually exclusive to any and all geek culture.
by Akula
Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Medicinal alcohol
Replies: 32
Views: 2284

Re: Medicinal alcohol

Fossa wrote:But yes, you'll be carded. Most places card anyone who looks under 30 in my experience.


Until you get to the point that you're on a first name basis with every cashier at the liquor store...

...I am not an alcoholic!
by Akula
Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Terrifying Tales of Retail: BUY SELL BUY SELL BEEP BOOP
Replies: 344
Views: 46551

Re: Terrifying Tales of Retail: Your Money Isnt Good Here

No. We get a more annoying type of person. One who will come up to you, with a slightly determined, oft demented look in thier eye, clutching one of our items and ask: "How much is this?" Let me tell you that the big sign on the front of the store says: "Poundland. Yes! Everything's ...
by Akula
Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Accents you hate or love
Replies: 89
Views: 7009

Re: Accents you hate or love

German, Mexican, Arabic.

I'm kind of weird on this I guess.

Russian as well... that's not to offbeat though.

And while it's not a favorite, I can't believe no one has brought up Jamaican or any other Caribbean accents.
by Akula
Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Terrifying Tales of Retail: BUY SELL BUY SELL BEEP BOOP
Replies: 344
Views: 46551

Re: Terrifying Tales of Retail: Your Money Isnt Good Here

Our team has turned into this hate-fueled juggernaut of profit. It's goddamn wonderful. Sigged Hooray, first time being sigged! One of my pet peeves from that job was people who would leave merchandise all over the store. "Oh, I guess I didn't want this bag of chips. I'll just leave it here by...
by Akula
Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Terrifying Tales of Retail: BUY SELL BUY SELL BEEP BOOP
Replies: 344
Views: 46551

Re: Terrifying Tales of Retail: Your Money Isnt Good Here

As I said, my co-workers are mostly freaking awesome. We're all kind of competitive, which has been decent motivation. We're also all on commission, and we all look out for one another too. Helping out by sort of "tag-teaming" a sale is a given (we actually keep track of our "assists&...
by Akula
Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Terrifying Tales of Retail: BUY SELL BUY SELL BEEP BOOP
Replies: 344
Views: 46551

Re: Terrifying Tales of Retail: Your Money Isnt Good Here

Relatively new to retail, only 6 months... electronics. But living in a poor ass, rural area that's overrun with real "salt of the earth" folk, in the sense that nothing grows or blossoms here because they suck the life out of the soil (at least I'm not bitter...), you get a lot of wonderf...
by Akula
Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Final decisions on a major....
Replies: 14
Views: 1568

Re: Final decisions on a major....

[quote=\"niolosoiale\"]Don\'t go to college for a degree. Go to college to get educated about yourself, the world, what you want to do, and how to do it. The degree you end up with should match up with those last two items. Not that this is your situation but, getting a degree because your...
by Akula
Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What sort of things did you get for Christmas
Replies: 159
Views: 16120

Re: What sort of things did you get for Christmas

Mostly clothes... work clothes... I did get the latest edition of Uncle John\'s Toilet Digest too though. If you\'ve never seen it, it\'s a gigantic book filled with all sorts of random stories, facts, quotes, etc. Really perfect for internet addicts because short of a laptop and wifi connection, it...
by Akula
Tue Dec 25, 2007 5:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Violence
Replies: 145
Views: 8185

Re: Violence

Let the dipshit be for now. If he lays a hand on you, or more especially, the lady, then you wreck his shit. Personally, I think the biggest part of a fight is attitude more than training and technique... at least as far as parking lot brawls and barfights go. If you're half-heartedly in it, your in...
by Akula
Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck
Replies: 277
Views: 91373

Re: Mass Effect

Yes yes I do, as much as I'd love to care about those stupid characters who ask me to do stuff it is far more satisfying to end up killing them. I always do Good first. Makes the second play-thru more satisfying. Indeed. Not to mention, it takes some foreknowledge and creativity to be REALLY evil. ...
by Akula
Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:46 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck
Replies: 277
Views: 91373

Re: Mass Effect

Going to Earth's moon to blow up robots and seeing the Earth in the sky is one of my favorite moments of the game so far. Indeed, that may of been the coolest moment in the game. Followed closely by the conversation with Vigil. Both those were very moving experiences. The conversation with Vigil be...
by Akula
Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:58 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck
Replies: 277
Views: 91373

Re: Mass Effect

I'm playing through a second time now, and this game is awesome. Must... run... GURPS... Space... ADVENTURE! I don't know about you, but I've developed a sincere hatred for those scythe claw fuckers. Either way... exploring is still fun, because the Mako is probably one of the funnest vehicles you ...
by Akula
Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The leaves turned a month late & things that just seem off
Replies: 78
Views: 8206

Re: The leaves turned a month late & things that just seem off

I'm late to the thread, sorry. I'll try to catch up. I'm more likely to buy that mass clear-cutting rainforests and burning it and then pretending to farm it, and then burning it AGAIN is the culprit. Not regarding CO 2 levels, it isn't. While clearcutting and burning rain forests may be terrible f...

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