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  1. Yeah, I didn't initially suspect spam because I have heard of something similar to this, where women could (this was one of those "women" type sites) post information on guys they knew. That one was about spreading information about nice guys who don't get enough attention, in an effort to increase their chances by telling women how nice they were. (whatever) But no, clearly and quickly it became apparent that this is BS. It makes me sad though because I am sure someone has actually paid $20 out of ignorance.
  2. Or possibly, if someone has a membership at this site, could you find out whats been said about me and let me know? I highly suspect that this is a ruse to get me to join the service, I just can't imagine that this site would have enough users to make it practical. Please PM me if you can help me out in this regard, thank you. [ 05-21-2003, 08:48 PM: Message edited by: GoalieJerry ]
  3. https://www.word-of-mouth.info/[email protected] Seriously, I recieved this thing in my email and have no idea what the h*ll it is. I read all the info and from what I see it looks like some major scam, but I just don't understand what the fricken premise is. What the h*ll is this? Why would anyone ever see a need for this site? And lastly, just how big of a fricken scam is this thing???? Is this for real or what? I can't believe it is. [ 05-21-2003, 08:51 PM: Message edited by: GoalieJerry ]
  4. My question is how long until we plant some WMD? I mean, how long are we going to admit that there are no WMD until we decide to, uh, *find* some, thereby justifying this whole war? I honestly would not care if the government did this; without any WMD being found, our motives for going to war will be called into major question and our national image will be tainted. Now actually finding some, that would be great, but I'll make due with the plant; all it incriminates is Saddam, and he's now part of Iraq's infrastructure; which is now composed in large part of rubble. My two cents.
  5. "Do you have any Udays?" "Go fish!"
  6. Seriuosly, DOD could make a killing selling those cards. I know I would buy them!
  7. Cmdr. Skowronski Reports! Still in stasis 'till we can get this fleet into battle formation. Until that day...
  8. Seriously - Aaron Brown is an AssClown. Watching him report is like watching the Warner Middle School News Cast - He's eager enough yet so out of his league. Considering that FOR A LIVING all he does is watch CNN and report he's amazingly ignorant. And listening to him talk, as if he is talking to children, just makes me want to punch him in the face. This man, for the sake of the nation, must be removed from his position. BUT on a serious note: I just wanted to register my support for this nations fighting men and women, and wish them god speed on their endeavour, removed from all political debate on whether this war is just. They have a job, they'll perform it as best as any soldiers this world has ever seen, and will, if required, lay down thier lives. God Bless our fighting men and women, and God Bless the USA. And to comment on reporters with the troops: so long as they don't get in the way and abide by whatever censorship is needed (I'm almost positive that each reporter is accompanied by a military public affairs rep) I'm all for transparency. I bet that every single piece of live footage needed to be cleared before it was allowed to be shown, and in truth, the Iraqi military is so concerned with not dying, that information on US positions will only go towards perpetuating their retreat, because they'll know we're coming. Just my two cents.
  9. The real beauty of this game is in the inter-regional politics; I'm attempting to take over the delegation from the current delegate. The issues and UN votes are fun, but for me, the most fun has been gaining support for me to be regional delegate. This sort of interplay of nations, back scratching, diplomacy, and actual work is just such a fun experiment in human interaction. Very fun!
  10. It's just a very advanced cloak - she'll have to vent radiation eventually. Watch the scanners
  11. Cmdr. Skowronski reporting as ordered!
  12. AVAILABLE NOW! Amazon sent me an email, saying that since I bought Medieval Total War I might also want this one, which I DO! Anyone else gonna scoop this one? Any one play it yet?
  13. Another top notch aspect that I just love about this game is the whole "valour" concept, whereby troops with experiance (or certain building upgrades where they orginate) gain valour, which directly affects their attack, defend, and morale figures (use F1 to see these figures). And when a decent general is in command, through different vices/virtues as well as his command rating, he can turn a fearful, timid, and apprehensive low valor army of commoners into a gritty and determined fighting force, who will never back down from a fight. I think this more then anything is what makes this game so real; the reputation of the general is a huge factor, just like real life. (ex. Alexander fighting Darius who had something like 200,000 men, compared to Alexanders 40,000 or so professional battle hardened soldiers; Darius fled the field, leaving his family and his riches; Alexander showed mercy and allowed his family to live I believe. Upon capturing the royal jewels, Alexander said something akin to "look at me, now I can live like a king!" -- Classic!" In this way the game accounts for great generals, and as a result, you can win battles of 2-1 or even 3-1 odds; your soldiers morale will be so high that they will fight and die to the last man. Talk about badasses! In contrast, a mediocre general will find it hard to motivate his troops in battle, and not only will they be less effective fighters, and therefore die easier without taking as many men with them, they will be more prone to turn tail and run at the first sign of trouble; "I'm not dying for this jackass cowardly general, I'm out!" And seeing your commander flee, as Darius's troops did, well there goes all hope of success. Keep the general safe and centralized and he'll be better able to command his troops. And if he dies in battle against a realitively high valor foe, well get ready to watch your line disintgrate. God I seriously will NEVER get sick of this game! If this game could birth children, I'd want it to have mine, no question about it! P.S. GreyFox, I believe the quote is actually "Ahh Kettle chips...the perfect sidedish...for Revenge!" I believe so, but I'm not absolutly positive, however I do love the simpsons too! It's on here in East lansing 3 times a day! 1700, 1830, and 2300! I watch them all and they NEVER get old! HA!
  14. I have a book called 100 Decisive Battles - From Ancient Times to the Present, by Paul Davis. If your a fan of warfare and enjoy details about actual battles this book is for you. It starts in 1479BC with the Battle of Megiddo, an eqyption battle, where the Pharaoh's power was solidifed all the way to discussing the Gulf War. The reason I love this book is because of it's format - about 2-3 pages of history as to why the opposing armies are meeting where they did, then it details what each side hoped to accomplish through their battle configuration, and then details, with nice little maps, what happened, then discusses the significance of the victory. All the greats are here: Zama, Hastings, Saratoga, Yorktown, Mexico City, Antietam, Verdun, Pearl Harbor, Midway, Isreal war of Independence, Tet Offensive. Top notch book with digestable chucks which make for a good casual or long time sit down read. Top Notch!
  15. Quote: "Even the Bible prophecied about Alexander the Great." Could you elaborate? Alexander lived from 356-323 BC and obviously the New Testament was written after that. Do you mean he is referanced in the old testament, and if so, how? Quote: "i mean 10 to 12 roman legions lining the field" For the sake of historical accuracy, and of course this is trivial, I don't believe that the romans every fielded, at one time under unifed command, any more the 8 legions at once, and this was done in 216BC to counter Hannibles incursions. At Zama Scipio had about 34,000 troops and 9000 calvary, and keeping in mind that Roman allies typically composed half of the Romans total strength, I speculate (I'm not sure of this number however) that Scipio had 3 or four legions in action at the battle. A little more indepth research could pin down that number more accurately, but I don't want to do that right now I know fair amount about Roman history, and it's interesting what they learned about administration from Alexander. Alexander was able to set up such a large Empire not by domination but through a relitivly hands off approch. When he'd conquer new territory, he would leave the established government in place and now it would simply pay homage to him. The Romans used this client/patron relationship generally for the boarder provinces when it reached its height of power, whereby the local governers would have to pay an annual fee to Rome while the Romans allowed the establishment to remain in place. So its not like the Romans or Alexander would swoop in, eradicate the local government and impose a new order; that causes upheaval and is just counterproductive. Rather they would fight the locals until they realized fighting was futile, then the Romans would negotiate a client/patron deal and that would be that. These client provinces would be responsible for much of their own defense and well being, however Rome would get involved on occasion as warrented. The point here is that locals were not forced to adapt the "Roman" way of life, and that made the new Roman overseers much more palatable then if peoples customs and laws and way of life are dictated by Rome.
  16. Alright I have to ask, what is "Bump"?
  17. One time I jumped into Polaris-1 and found a stationary shuttle floating in orbit around the planet. Further inspection revealed that a hostile (can't remember the race/castes of either, sry) spacemarine(!) was crouching on the outside of the hull, on the angled part around the upper left side of the hull. Scans reveled nothing about the contents of the shuttle, so I proceeded to fly right up to it. I hopped out as me A.E. and, after floating a little closer, unloaded on him, and with the first shot, he jumped off the hull and took off like a bat out of hell, supposedly making for the planet, but his trajectory was more tangental like, anyways, I hop into my shuttle I had nearby and proceeded to chase. I caught up, got out and fired on the marine and killed him. I went back, towed the shuttle in, and didn't check to see if I got any EP. I just have to wonder; what was that soldier doing? Maybe I'll never know, and this A.I. can be scary...
  18. YeaH, Rome:Total War looks sweet, and, finally, it seems like they are going to incorporate actual geographical location when factoring where armies fight, i.e., meeting in the alps, or on the banks of the danube, or in rome itself...no more set "maps" for a certain area, now the maps are rolling and constantly variable. Plus with true 3D soldiers, it'll be sweet *********As far as a War story*********** In M:TW I've been the Byzantines for quite some time, set up a monopoly on world trade, got mad rich, built massive armies, sent an Expeditionary force to the south of France, raped and piliaged the French country side, then low and behold, the sicilians and hungarians decide to destory my fleet, then do so, cutting off my expeditionary force in France and eliminating all my income from trade. (Oh Believe Me, Nobody Crosses the Byzantine Emperor and gets away with it; Hungary was suppresed into a third rate power, and the sicilians, after failed attempts at invading Greece and North Africa, blew themselves out and eventually were eliminated by rebels!)Having then over extended myself and quickly going into debt (the income from my colonies without being able to trade was not enough to provide for all my troops) eventually I ran up a debt of 200000 credits, which took 200+ years to pay down!. So, seeing my Emperor and several main armies were now stuck in France, and seeing my homeland dangerously understaffed, I decide to purge the territory I had gained in France and northern Spain, burning and piliging everything in my path, and beat a path across europe, across the alps and the north of Italy, into the area of Hungary, burning all in my path and ensuring the the area I had left behind would be infertile and unproducive for centurys after I had left, which held true! Leaving a vacuum in my path, Rebels took control of most of my abandoned colonys, with the French fighting over other scraps I had left behind. Once my empire had contracted and gained security, I expanded accross the north of Africa, ultimately holding Cordoba in the south of Spain. My standing armies fought and won many battles over decades and decades of existance without replenishment or recruiting (thanks to the foresight and wisdom of the Byzantine Emperors of old, who invested in Large Armies, before the loss of income), extended the borders of our Empire to the south of Poland and as far west as Spain, and persisted for centuries, maintaining knowledge and valor gained from years and years of campaigning. With persistent and slow progress, suppressing the odd rebellion here and there, and constantly fighting, my soldiers numbers were reduced but never broken, and eventually, through fiscal discipline and the reduction, through battle casualtys, of my armed forces, (From 20,000+ at the peak of my power to now roughly 14,000 total troops throughout the Empire, now outclassed by the french in numbers and modernity) my revenue yeilded a profit, and in 100 years I had dug my self out of debt, and now, in 1370, I stand poised to assert my dominance over the remainder of Europe, and I intend to enrich the agricultural output of all my colonies before expanding the army and our borders in the great tradition of the Byzantium Emperors of the Past... ******************************** My only complaint is the limit on how large a single army can be, as I know at times the Romans had 30+ legions in existance at times, roughly 150000+ men plus allies. Battles of two armies with 2000 men each is impressive, but I can only imagine the difficulty involved with more then that, not to mention the computing power needed... Ahhh, I've said it before, and I'll say it again, this, and shogun total war, are my favorite games of all time (thats right, even over BCM! Sorry!), and have captured literally hundreds of hours of my life in the mock conquest of Japan and Europe. If you like strategy games and large scale battle action, then the TOTAL WAR games are for you...I'm limited in the amount of time I can spend on this game only by the need to sleep and maintain my life (eating and such). The satisfaction of building and commanding YOUR troops in battle, seeing them gain experiance, seeing great generals rise and fall, well it just doesn't get any better in my book [ 02-16-2003, 05:03 PM: Message edited by: GoalieJerry ]
  19. I agree with Jaguar, no need to get alarmist. The way I look at it, just as the military develops plans with every single contingincy in mind so as to see which contingincys are practical and which are so far fetched as to be chaulked up to theroy and interesting hypotheticals, so too do bill writters place various bits of legislation into writting, just to see what the final product would look like and to then fully extrapolate the consequences involved with the enactment of the bill. This draft was a work in progress, and no nearly rational human being could imagine that more then half the house and senate, composed of rational beings, would enact such legislation that so clearly opposes the rights as set forth in our Constitution. Discourse of this type only goes towards ensuring the American public maintains a certain level of critisism towards those who might legislate for us, but we have to keep in mind that the discourse must be rational before it becomes palatable and possible to debate the reasonability of changing such discourse into law. This "draft" just stinks, and I have no fear that our congress would even let this legislation, as it is described in the cited article, ever see release from commity to be presented for consideration as an enactment into law.
  20. Actually I was surprised at the accuracy of Microsoft flight simulator. I had played it for a long time before I started my flying lessons, having taught myself how to fly and navigate using the instruments. The functionality and purpose of the instruments in MSFS is exactly the same as the real thing, so that when I got into an actual plane, I needed no instruction whatsoever on the use of any of the flying equipment used in a Cessna. I'm not saying that MSFS can teach you to fly, however it does allow you to become familiar with the instrumentation, and honestly, had I not had MSFS, I would have needed hours and hours more instruction to get me up to the level of knowledge I had when I did start flying. And BTW, flying is AWESOME Oh yeah and if there are any commercial pilots as well, I'd like to hear from those folks too. Flying the big heavys into the big airports for a living must be exciting, and any interesting stories one might have I would love to hear.
  21. I was just curious if there are any private pilots who frequent this board. I'm about half-way towards my VFR ticket, after which, once I accumulate some real flight time, I'll then go after my IFR certification. Any other private pilots out there who also pilot Battlecruisers in their spare time?
  22. You mean you've been buying iridium for 4500? I assume thats what you meant, and you can sell it at Wraith in the Sirus system, Lyrius, for 7500 if I recall correctly. Only 3 jumps away! And practically all minerals have that sort of mark up at Wraith. Only problem is when I returned to Galcom somehow an NPC had grabbed up all the iridium! So I just grabbed a variety of minerals and repeated the trip. I haven't figured out yet what (if anything) I could buy from Wraith and deliver to Galcom for profit. Anybody have any ideas?
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