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  1. w00t!!!!!! Can't wait to learn more on Monday SC.

    I really like the design of the Engstrom class. Is there any possibility we'll see it again in either UCO or the next Battlecruiser game. (Although I now notice that there isn't a forum for the BC game you were using the Reality engine for. Did you dump that project and I just missed it?)

  2. Its marketing speak, I'd ignore it and wait for the real gameplay reviews to come out. I've bought both of Bethesda's other Trek games they've released (Tactical Assault for the DS and Encounters for the PS2) and while they're both a bit arcady, they're some of the better Trek games I've played in a very LONG while.

    This is a good start for repairing the damage that Activision did to the Trek franchise. While it may not be perfect from what the box sounds like, it can't be worse than Armada 2 or Bridge Commander.

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    Originally posted by aramike:

    Oh yes, it's our ALLIES that should be able to behave to whatever moral standard they have this week.

    But if the Big Bad USA gets mad, we better consult and abide them...

    I never said that. International diplomacy is like courting a woman. If you're acting rude and disrespectful the entire time the woman isn't going to give you any respect back.

    If we have a damn good reason to ignore our allies, we should definitely do it. Recently though, we haven't. As Asimov said in the past, "Violence is the diplomacy of the incompetent." Right now, our international image is pretty damn incompetent because of Iraq, and to ignore that is just even more incompetent.

    I'm not saying Iraq was a bad thing either. I think in the end it was probably a good decision, but we can't ignore our international image, because at the end of the day its pretty important with how the world is today.

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    Originally posted by aramike:

    Would we be able to OCCUPY? Probably not, I would agree. Would the US military be able to win an offensive war, however?

    No doubt. Whatsoever.

    I think its easily argued that a war has not been won until your occupation is successful and any uprising has been quelled.

    You're right, we would win an offensive war within hours of invasion. However, China wouldn't let us succeed in an occupation of North Korea. They would most certainly invade as well and try to stop us dead in their tracks, any way they can. If gunfire starts on that peninsula I think there's a good chance we'll be looking at the third world war.


    Originally posted by Kalshion:

    People are to stupid to realize that if we left something alone, eventually it'll turn around and bite us in the rear end. That's exactly what is happening now.

    Of course, if we do whatever the hell we want it already worsens our already terrible International Diplomacy record. We've already pissed our allies off by telling them to piss off every time they tell us to calm down. Burning diplomatic bridges bites you in the ass just as bad.

  5. 1: Iran and Syria aren't exactly non-threats. Successful terror missions sponsored by both Iran and Syria have already caused serious uprising issues in Iraq. This is all surrounded by a growing problem between the Shiites and the Sunnies.

    2: Last I checked, over the past few years South Korea has been becoming increasingly supportive of North Korea. In fact, South Korea was completely supportive of the North's "right" to civilian nuclear power, even though they knew that it would eventually result in the North being a nuclear state. They were also even more reluctant to pose sanctions immediately than China was.

    The US Military is currently exausted with troops in combat in both Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as non-combat deployments all over the rest of the world (including South Korea). The fact that guard units are still being called up to go back overseas is more proof of this than one needs.

    NATO may be able to quickly address this with US troops in the mix, however the US alone does not have the current capacity to deal with the North Korean threat.

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    Originally posted by aramike:


    Where Muslims have violence we have selfish pride...

    If you don't see the difference between violence and pride, you're blind.

    Pride can be peaceful - violence, by nature, cannot be.

    At the end of the day, someone else, even unintentionally, can suffer by another's selfish pride. Selfish is the key word; there are other types of pride, some better than others.
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    Originally posted by Kalshion:

    The media is no different than the ACLU (Anti-Christian Lawyers Union) they don't like the religion or anything that it stands for so they are trying there hardest to find anything that is against it.

    Somehow I doubt that. Granted, they aren't to the level of Conservatism as many of you in this forum, but neither am I. Christianity isn't getting outright "attacked" by the media, its the most prevalant religion in America and honestly, ask yourself this, is it really that Christian to think that everyone's out to get you and your religion?

    Christianity is as messed up as any other religion right now; there's a huge pride issue that needs to be solved. Where Muslims have violence we have selfish pride... and thats not very Christian at all. The pride has caused a lot of Christians to instantly go on the defensive, just like you just did. RELAX! If you're really a Christian then respect the fact that God will handle them his own way and you should still "love thy enemies".

    That said, the media is most certainly scared about the Muslims and they've been that way since those reporters were killed in Afghanistan a few years ago. After that happened I noticed a slow drop in how much they sided with us... almost to the point where at times it seems as if they're reporting the news with an Islamic slant. Its fear... you can see it in their eyes when they report from Baghdad.

  8. Best of luck Kal. The teeth removal is easy but painful for a while afterwards (I had all four of my wisdom teeth surgically removed at once). Just remember to keep the holes they leave you with clean or they can get badly infected and you'll be doing even MORE surgery.


    Originally posted by Supreme Cmdr:

    Yeah, each time I see an incorrect spelling in the thread topic, I cringe. Yeah, I'm anal like that.

    And thats why we love you SC!

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    Originally posted by Kalshion:

    Yes.. but unlike you, I will have to take these stupid "Remedial" classes all because the government school's can't TEACH there students how to READ, WRITE and how to calculate MATH.

    My ending GPA was a 3.5 and even THAT doesn't allow me to escape those stupid classes.

    Ah well, that is one portion of the school system I can't defeat I guess. Well, not from the outside anyway

    Did you get a GED? If not then you should be fine. I went to public schools my entire life, and when I got to the University I handled myself just fine. If your GPA was a 3.5 then you'll be fine.

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