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  1. quote:Originally posted by Grizzle: Let's just be honest about original intent and what is feasible in modern society. If the government chose to come down on the public, no amount of arms would be a defense. Your handgun or rifle is no match for military hardware. So while the intent of the right to bear arms is true and should be upheld, it would not make much of a difference if the government chooses to defend itself against a public uprising with the full brunt of our own armed forces. To keep on topic, a delayed response to an earlier post that does not seem to have been explicitly stated. In combination with the previously stated point that people in the military would have to make personal choices of what to do, here's some more food for thought: Yes, if the government turned on the people, they would have tanks and planes and lots of equipment that the "right to bear arms" does not give the common citizen. Don't forget, however, that a country populated by no one to work, which is what would probably happen if the government indiscriminately attacked people, would be a poor country to govern (there would be no production and no food) Therefore, the government could not just kill random civilians till they knew they were a threat (think terrorism). Additionally, people still need to get into and out of those tanks, and planes, and to control the UAVs. Guns can be concealed. Bullets can kill those people effectively. Thus, owning guns would still help out a whole lot in the very unlikely and remote chance that our government ever tried to turn against us.
  2. quote:Originally posted by Dambreville: quote: Never, there is no such thing as too much money. If you think you have too much money load up on OTS's and use them then you will be poor again and need more money its a vicious cycle. Exactly! OTS weapons are great fun but expensive. If there are hostile mbases left, then you have not used enough OTS weapons All you need is one RANDOM for every planet in the universe.
  3. I haven't played MP yet due to some technicaly difficulties, but wouldn't it have been interesting (if it's even possible...i think it says it's not though in the manual :-(...anyone try?) if he ended up stealing your Megaron. That would be funny, left on the planet with a shuttle while he takes your CC.
  4. Well, you can always try what i'm trying right now. Which is, you capture a station or two in Gammulan territory, use fleet C&C to launch a total of about 4-6 super carriers, 2-4 heavy carriers, about 16 cruisers, and 40-80 fighters all escorting you then just plow through all opposition.
  5. I was on debate during high school a few years ago. On the Aff you'll probably want to argue that more money should be given to peacekeeping operations (one case will PROBABLY be give control of Iraq to UN) and that it'll stop terrorism, extremism, increase global cooperation, etc. On the Neg you'll want to argue (and it's true, probably be a lot more literature on it...neg biased topic) that the UN is inefficient, unhelpful, weak, lack of will, impossible to get consensus to do action, lost in buerocrocy, and as Jag says, a good counterplan position would be to give it all over to a new US lead organization. You may want to do an Inherency position, but I doubt your coach would approve of it...more of a niche thing for me. Your Varsity debaters will come back from debate camp next year with a lot of cases, evidence, and positions for you. Any information given on these boards may be helpful to your personal knowledge and to develop arguements/positions/negs/blocks, but most of it won't come in handy inside an actual round. FYI for people who don't know about policy high school debate: It's an activity that requires much evidence and research, with many winning positions being counterintuitive and/or liberal. There are Kritiks of thinking and language (aka, the entire topic above is turned into an argument about whether or not the way we speak inside the round causes atrocities in the world), and much speed reading.
  6. quote:Originally posted by almostpilot: About KB : Are There battles between ships ? and internal damages like panel explosions or other ? I┬┤d like to see a transpoter room shot (if this exists of course) Sorry for the distant time reply... But yeah, I would like to see that, but I can think of an obvious problem. You're running through your ship, in a firefight with an intruder. He runs out of ammo, you finally have him....and then the bulkhead next to you gets blown apart by a ship from outside and you get sucked into space, or your ship shakes and you lose your bead and the intruder bolts. Hmm....
  7. Hey, don't get mad at the game developers for aiming at Teen ratings. All of us on here know that if developers left in the realism and gore, then parents wouldn't let their children under the age of 17 have them. After all, if teens see lots of violence and gunfights in computer games, they are going to go out and shoot people with guns. After all, it's not the parent's fault if the kid is psychotic.
  8. I'm really sorry, but I just got back to the forums after being gone for awhile and just now buying UC. I'm looking for the patch, I logged into the registration pages, updated my profile with the information for Universal Combat, and clicked on all the selections I could within the registration page and I can't find the patch download area. What i've been clicking, from the forum screen: Register Here---->Login---(I Login)--->Then I see 7 clickable options from top to bottom: 3000AD Registration, LOG OUT, View public profile, Forum, Update your information, UC multiplayer servers info, log out. None of those options take me to anything to download the file. When I go to file downloads and click on the file from the main bc3000ad.com website, it takes me to the login page for registering. What am I doing wrong?
  9. I'm playing it on my laptop cause my video card on my computer is dying and i'm waiting for the new nVidia card to come out. So I thought it would be horrible playing on a touchpad... I was wrong. UC's graphics are awesome, the FP is fun, the music gets slightly annoying after awhile, but i'll end up liking it. This is great SC, keep it up.
  10. He already has Mayhems on the Megaron. He's getting rid of two of the Mayhems, replacing em with two CABs. He's replacing the Zenstars with Vandals and the Starfighters with Auroras, which I THINK is a power upgrade...but i'm not sure, somenone confirm for me. And he's getting rid of the mk2 shuttles and making em mk1s. If i'm reading it right? And Megarons ARE the best.
  11. Im here. Im back. Again. Nice website.
  12. I got the first version in the US...I still remember trying for weeks to be able to actually use, control, or send ATVs or marines. Stupid Take2.... But all is good now! I got that silver box too.
  13. quote:Originally posted by Private Cyberoket: I'm in a Super cruiser and I use missiles up close for fighters and Lasers for anything else, easy. After capturing a Valkerie Star Station I loged out and was greeted with (no joke) at least 20+ enemy fighters, and with my Hyperdrive at bout 70% I couldn't highlail it out of there, so I had to stay and Fight. After probly half hour I droped "Every last MotherF.... one of them" Pardon my Pulp Fiction French. Last time that happened to me (20 fighters), I jumped as soon as my shields got breached and spent 2 hours or so landed on some rock near Obsidia getting repaired.
  14. I'm here, running normal BCM, going to get BCG sometime soon. Sorry I haven't been posting on the boards lately, life got busy.
  15. I personally like the whole gun use system by the judges in "Judge Dredd". You pick up the gun, it detects your DNA signature, and if you're trying to fire a weapon that isn't authorized to your DNA it zaps you. Ha ha ha ha ha.
  16. I agree with most of what Jaguar has said. I don't have enough time to read over all of the posts, but how about we look at the issue on a more theoretical level. The United States Federal Government having a lot of power in regard to laws, taxes, etc is a bad idea. By passing more and more laws that apply to EVERYONE in the United States to benefit EVERYONE in the United States, doesn't make any sense. There will always be SOMEONE benefitting more from those laws than others, due to different tendacies and beliefs in different regions of the United States. The federal government should have VERY few responsibilities (the ones SPECIFICALLY given to them in the Constitution) and should be able to do them very well. "Everyone" never benefits. That's why we have STATE and LOCAL governments. In the USFG, there are 2 senators and a number of representatives from each state deciding on which minority opinion should be ignored. If all major laws, including welfare laws, school regulations, etc were passed on a LOCAL level, then most laws people are subject to would be laws that they need since local legislatures are made up of only people from the area the laws would apply to. Also, there would never be the danger of a "tyrannical national government". Sure, maybe right now we aren't being horribly oppressed by the USFG, but there is a RISK, no matter how small. Making that risk AS SMALL AS POSSIBLE is always a good idea, and giving power to local and state governments makes it THAT much harder for the USFG, especially the judicial branch, to do anything except realize whether or not a state or local law is unconstitutional. That's my rant. Pretty much State power good, Federal power bad. And for people who want to disagree, please explain why, on a fundamental level, should the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT have the power it does now instead of STATE, COUNTY, and CITY governments? It only makes sense that local governments have local interests most in mind.
  17. quote:Originally posted by Cmdr Chavik: It was a trap Lott now says. Hehe.Well they did blow it up big time when it was just a freaking compliment. It wasn't meant to endorse segregation. NO ONE would be stupid enough to intentionally endorse segregation, and he sure didn't mean to.
  18. I don't think it's a bad idea. Will cut down on people stealing guns and using it against them.
  19. quote:Originally posted by Epsilon 5: the imperator is 1 mile (1.65km) in lenght almost precisely, and the executor is around 18 miles (30km) ... and boasts a HUGE support fleet ... exactly (from the data I got) : 57 TIE Squadrons(684) of varying types 15 TIE Interceptor Squadrons(240) 5 TIE Bomber squadrons(60) 5 TIE Avanced squadrons(60) 1 Skipray Blastboat Squadrons(12) 4 Assault Gunboat Squadrons(48) 6 X-14 Missleboats 50 Lambda-Class Shuttles 20 Gamma-Class Shuttles 300 Sentinel-Class Landing Craft 100 Delta-Class Transports 100 AT-AT Walkers 200 AT-ST Walkers 100 LAV Chariots 450 CAV's 250 HAV's 15 Mobile Command Bases the entreprise is a peanut compared ...SC, would you please, please, please, please, please, please, please, PLEASE add this ship to BCG? Thanks in advance....
  20. [rp] No Terran scum gets to the head of the Gammulan War Council. That penal colony is going to be incinerated along with the rest of your miserable assets on all of the rest of your planets. By the time i'm done with you you'll be hard pressed to find any GALCOM assets left in your quadrant, let alone enough to even attempt to capture LordDavid. Terran scum..... [/rp]
  21. quote:Originally posted by Race Bannon IV: I think what pisses me off the most about what passes for political debate around here is the insistence by the righties that not only is thier point of view the only one , but that anyone who disagrees is either stupid or a communist. That is an infantile positon and frankly offensive and beneath human dignity. So be it..you guys continue to see us that way and I will continue to pity you for your so obvious lack of compassion. Works out just fine.When the lefties advocate stupid or communist ideas, they are responded to in that way. If we started arguing about SPECIFIC governmental policies, i'm sure that it would be different.
  22. quote:Originally posted by Lotharr: quote: The terrorists are the "enemy". The Israeli people are NOT the enemy Neither are the Palestinian people who's rights are being violated under the fourth Geneva convention, with Israel in violation of UN resolution 446, 452, and 465. Thinking of this situation in deeper terms in difficult is it not? Let's just watch Fox to find out the "truth". Ok, first you make a few false assumptions: 1. The fourth Geneva convention is supreme. WRONG: Sure, it's really important, but if the Israelis are getting massacred, their government has a HIGHER RESPONSIBILITY to protect their CITIZENS than UPHOLD A TREATY. I sure as hell wouldn't want the US to uphold arms treaties if we started getting nuked. 2. UN resolutions are supreme. WRONG: Again, same as above. You should take your own advice and think in deeper terms. Sure, it's nice and easy to think about how Israel should "play fair" and follow "international law", but you aren't having public transportation being blown up with your friends and family on it and having glass scattered all over the street in front of you. 3. The Palestinian's Rights are being violated PROBABLY WRONG: What rights, EXACTLY are being violated? Palestinians aren't getting lined up and shot. They aren't being put into concentration camps. They aren't being robbed of food. A group of people has effectively declared war on the state of Israel. Israel is effectively enforcing marshal law to protect it's citizens in dangerous areas and sources of violence. Yes, some civilians are dying, but that happens in any war or conflict and the Israeli government is not telling them to TARGET civilians either. So, I ask again, what rights are being violated? The Palestinians sure don't have a right to carry out terrorist acts against CIVILIANS. Also, you fail to respond to my argument about the justification of each side's actions. Even *IF* the Palestinians are *POSSIBLY* right in their cause (which I do not believe), they are notably in the WRONG since they are NOT attacking the power base of their "oppressors". They obviously aren't trying to get rid of their "oppression" or they would be targetting GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS and MILITARY INSTALLATIONS. Killing civilians does NOT erode the power that the government holds over the Palestinians and it just shows the NATURE of the Palestinians cause. Israel, on the other hand, has only been carrying out acts in RESPONSE to attacks on civilians and any civilian deaths are not INTENTIONAL or TARGETTED against them. They are just trying to kill the terrorists. Unless you can somehow justify the Palestinians means, they are obviously not the LEAST bit on the side of "right", and them trying to hide behind international law just PROVES the flaws of international law and the UN.
  23. You know, the one question I want to see if the next Presidential election when some Democrat rants about the Republicans advocating tax cuts for the "rich" and not for the "working class" or "working people", I want Bush to ask "What exactly MAKES someone part of this "working class" and what makes someone part of the "rich"?" I'd laugh my ass off cause the whole set of rhetoric is arbitrary and the democrats would automatically alienate a large porition of the voters with their answer. Jag's right. People, for the MOST PART (barring physical or mental disability, criminal records, etc) get to where they are due to the amount of work they put into it. The rich should not be punished for their hard work, especially when the "rich" in political terms is NOT just the multi-millionaires of corporations (like the left would have you believe through their rhetoric). The rich are people, as proven by Lotharr's statistics, that make about $140,000 a year. I'm pretty sure i'll be making close to that after about 10-20 years in the work force, and I sure don't see why I should be forced to pay more taxes because someone who refuses to do work decides to stay at around $12,000 income. And just a side rant on public schools. They are bastions of liberal propoganda. It's really sad now that I think back to when I went to them and I constantly got bombarded with "help everyone" rhetoric and all of the posters on the walls of the school about everyone deserving help from everyone else. Not quite 1984, but it's still unnerving. Also, in response to calling Jaguar a "right-wing mouthpiece", I think that's rather unfair. He has worked his way up through various income levels and jobs. Not to mention his service in the military was not some cushy commissioned officer's job (which is what privileged "right-ring mouthpieces" would have ). He's been there, he's worked inside America's system, and he sees that it works, which gives his statements a lot more credibility than abstract numbers that are constantly flouted by the main stream media that don't make any logical sense and don't hold up to CRITICAL ANALYSIS. Jag offers a unique and personal perspective on America's system in direct relation to the capitalist system. I sure don't (not enough life experience...I can just critically and historically analyze comments), and most of Jag's critics on this board certainly don't. There are still neo-Marxists and Communists sprouting their propoganda and their "utopian" views of the world. Contrary to advocating those illogical beliefs, people should take back and look at historical facts. People achieve through work. They always have. The Constitutional system set up by the United States solved almost all problems with oppressive governments that existed for over 1800 years prior to it. The more power the government gets (by exerting control over welfare and "helping" everyone out) the less it benefits the nation and the more opressive it becomes. Now, here's a wild idea that's based on no fact or established theory, but is just as legitimate as most of the utopian stuff advocated here. Ever think that maybe, just maybe, the "rich" and ambitious are going to get sick of the government taking their money disproportionately and there will be a revolution by the "rich class"? I'm thinking that one day, all of the people who actually WORK for their money are going to get sick and tired of it being given to the lowest 20% that don't work that they are just going to eliminate them or do away with all of the programs or deport them. And that view is a lot more likely than the "worker's revolution" advocated by some on these boards. Unlike in Russia, MOST OF THE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES WORKS AND STIVES AND IS REWARDED FOR IT. If the minority that doesn't could do anything against "The system" they would have just used the effort to work. Ok, my post has probably gotten really confusing and convoluted, and i'm half asleep. So i'll stop now. Feel free to point out any stupidity or lack of logic in my post. I'm REALLY tired.
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