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About Ralleac

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  1. Ralleac

    Skyrim, The One & Only Game Of The Year

    I had it going on Steam at 9PM PST. After not paying much attention to it at all since it was announced, I'm very happy with it so far. Already liking it much better than Oblivion.
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    Occupy Wallstreet: Discuss

    That was the point. Most of them probably won't see much trouble for it, either.
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    Occupy Wallstreet: Discuss

    Meanwhile we have stuff like this... [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urMfXKy2cbY&feature=related[/media] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0pX9LeE-g8[/media] [url="http://www.pythagoreanism.com/occupy-protesters-struck-by-car-intentionally-cops-high-five-driver/"]http://www.pythagore...gh-five-driver/[/url] going on, even in situations that begin relatively peacefully. Two incidents of people being purposefully struck by a car [b]on video[/b], followed by police allowing the drivers go free. One incident of police randomly shooting a camera man who was complying with them with a rubber bullet. One incident of police instigating an assault on citizens with a club. What kind of consequences do any of them pay? How does the media usually portray these incidents? Many keep their jobs, and as little as possible if it can't be spun into a blame the victim scenario.
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    Occupy Wallstreet: Discuss

    [quote name='TheScotsman' timestamp='1320558751' post='530426'] But more, unlike the deadbeats at OWS, the average tea party sort actually has a job, and likes to not smell like a bridge-bum. [/quote] I still don't get this. Characterizing someone as lazy or dirty for not having a job when there are so few to be had (even McDonalds turning away a vast majority of their applicants) seems kind of inappropriate and unnecessarily insulting. Or, for that matter, for being homeless when so many have been foreclosed upon, which is partly a result of the current unemployment and underemployment issues.) With the Tea Party it's been hard for me to take it seriously as it claims to be against big government when they have the backing of big government and financial power houses. It's like it's pretending to be one thing, but it's really something else altogether. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M8fOwHnwg0
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    Occupy Wallstreet: Discuss

    Also, it isn't just about CEO compensation, nor wanting a welfare state. [url="http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/11/02"]http://www.commondre...view/2011/11/02[/url] This is the problem. Corporations can financially influence the government in ways that the common citizen is incapable of. It might feel like the people have a voice, but the way things stand now, money speaks far louder than a vote ever will. This allows them to influence regulation in their favor at the expense of those below.
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    Occupy Wallstreet: Discuss

    Heh, let's grab a camera and go film the weirdest people in a crowd. The thing is, you can always see scores of regular looking people in the background. Why aren't they ever talking to them? Because it isn't funny, and it doesn't suit their agenda. [img]http://cityofstrangers.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Investors-550x366.jpg[/img]
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    Occupy Wallstreet: Discuss

    [quote name='A13lackFish' timestamp='1319683703' post='529049'] From what I can see they wanted a spot on the television, to create something that people will have to talk about, and to put themselves in the spotlight... [/quote] I believe the idea is to raise awareness, and a desire to attack corruption within the government and the financial sector. Divisiveness and complacency with the current system does nothing to work towards a solution. It's akin to saying "shut up, everything's fine." There is also the issue of statistics. With four unemployed to every open job, and even more underemployed, living without health care, or means to secure it, it just isn't that easy. Of course there are going to be a lot of people who are angry and disenfranchised with such a disturbing and ever increasing redistribution of wealth to the top 1% of the population, and the government and financial institutions that are allowing it to happen. Sanctioning it, in many cases. It's harmful for everyone, including those who are hard working Americans. I have a job, and I'm going to school. I will be a paramedic within the next couple years if all goes well. I plan to follow that with a bachelors degree in biology. I'm lucky to have what I do, and the money needed to get an education without going into debt, but that doesn't mean I don't worry about the future. If things keep on going the way there are none of our futures are secure, hard work or not.
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    Occupy Wallstreet: Discuss

    [quote name='TheScotsman' timestamp='1319069024' post='528369'] Want to protest the problem, go sit in front of the house, senate, and white house - better yet, go confront the career politicians in their offices, They are the culprits, not the banks operating in the framework the gov't established. Good grief, we see people protesting banks getting big bailouts... but not see anyone banging their fist on the counter and holding the bastards that gave them that bailout accountable. IMNHO it's about 20 years too late to save any of it. Those that have will keep, and the police-state the USA has become is there to protect the cookie jar for those that have - and there isn't jack that you, or anyone else can do about that at this point. [/quote] They may as well be one and the same. The wealthy own our political process.
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    Maybe I'M Blowing This Way Out Of Porportion

    [quote name='Nonsmoker' date='10 July 2010 - 12:10 AM' timestamp='1278745855' post='474638'] I just thought you guys might appreciate a non-enthusiast perspective on the issue. Would a smokeless ashtray kind of setup really harm your enjoyment of the hookah? [/quote] I'm not sure what you mean by "smokeless ashtray setup."
  10. I'd sell off most of the shisha and keep everything else. I haven't smoked at all this year, but it is nice to have everything around in case I want to. I'm probably going to take my QT camping with me this week.
  11. Ralleac

    Girls With Shaved Heads Sexy?

    I've always found short hair on women unattractive. How someone does their hair is totally up to them, though. You can't please everyone, so you may as well keep your own opinion in mind first.
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    Tangiers Issue?

    [quote name='Zeaken' date='15 March 2010 - 06:59 AM' timestamp='1268665171' post='457176'] As soon as i got it smoking became inable to smoke it. This was not due to the flavor (which was very strong and good) but rather my lungs shut down like i was having an asthma attack. the better it got smoking the less deep breathing i could do on it until it degenerated to me able to move less air then a normal breath. Thinking maybe my lungs kicked the bucket on smoking shisha i passed it along to my female companion. The hookah was going good so she tried to take a nice big hit off it and about half way through she came off the hose wheezing and coughing. [/quote] I've had this issue whenever I have tried Tangiers. I've had a few successful attempts via extreme overpacking and reacclimation, but at this point I'm pretty sure that it is just too strong for me. Most of the time when I take a pull from a bowl of tangiers I practically choke on it.
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    How Many Of You Are Addicted?

    There have been times where I smoked multiple times a day on a regular basis for months on end, but I usually get bored of it and quit for a similar length of time. I smoked a lot between Jan-April this year, and then cut it out completely May-July. I picked it up again Aug-Nov aside from getting sick once. Currently it has been almost a month since I've smoked anything. I just haven't felt like it. That'll probably change if I get a new hookah over the next few days.
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    F*^k You Xbox

    [quote name='Saechao_07' date='24 December 2009 - 08:18 AM' timestamp='1261671537' post='441481'] i cant make a non silver account to silver what kinda shit is that i got hella fucking money and they want me to make a new gamertag and lose all my cash on my game fuck dat shit was hard top get feel me !!!!! Someone give me a solution to this!!! Im so heated at the moment !!! i need a bowl of tang or something. [/quote] Hey, someone else on here lives in Portland! Anyway, I'm not sure I understand. Is this a gold account you want to make silver? If so, you can do that by calling them and having them cancel the automatic monthly payments. You can also request for them to remove your credit card from the system. Whatever you do, do not give them an invalid card. As long as the account is set to renew automatically they'll just keep billing it to your account even if they can't charge you. Once the remaining time on the gold account runs out you will automatically revert to silver. You can avoid the automatic payments in the future by using store bought cards when you want to renew the gold account. If you're trying to make a local account on the xbox into a live account I think you can just select "Join Xbox Live" from the menu, but I am not certain.
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    Heres A Great Start To My Break

    [quote name='SimplexCoda' date='11 December 2009 - 11:10 PM' timestamp='1260601849' post='438256'] So i have a sinus infection and an eye infection that looks a lot like pink eye. This blows. [/quote] That sucks. My girlfriend and I are visiting my parents in Texas. A few hours after landing I started displaying several flu symptoms and have been unable to keep solid food down since. Great timing.