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    First Impressions

    I checked out Fry's this weekend and get this ... new multiple copies of BCMG and UC on their shelves but no UCCE. (sniffle) I was surprised to see that they had essentially recently restocked with soon to be obsoleted game packages.
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    Universal Combat CE has gone GOLD!!

    Distributed by Take 2! (gasp) The horror ...the horror. I hope it makes it into decent merchants. The Frys and Best Buys around here have one copy of BCMG and one copy of the original UC on their shelves. I kid you not. Walmart or Target? Forget it. I've been following BC3000 since the beginning. I've cursed it, praised it, stayed up too late playing it, and have just really enjoyed the whole business surrounding the development of the BC series. I think it is a unique thing in the industry. If you could bottle up all the tension and anticipation of BC fans waiting for each new release over the years there would be no energy crisis. The development and marketing of the BC series is an incredible story of the persistent die-hard pursuit of a dream. You should sign a few copies of the last box set and run a contest for them or something.
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    Universal Combat CE has gone GOLD!!

    "The boxed version will be out in late July to early August ..." Oh, the weeping and gnashing of teeth!
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    First Impressions

    When should we start looking for the Collectors edition in the stores?
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    Universal Combat CE has gone GOLD!!

    quote:Most likely it will be a digital download. Seems to be the way things have heading, especially considerings SC rough past with conventional publishers.I thought there was an official blurb on this being published in a box as a send-off for the series. Have those plans changed? I hope not.
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    Global Warming Heresy

    Irregardless of the origin of the phenomena human beings contribute far far less than other natural factors do. Volcanic activity (Venus' problem) and other natural factors contribute much more in comparison. Given our small contribution to the problem to begin with and our inability to "manage" the entire ecosystem of the world I don't see how we are going to do much more than waste time and resources on something we can't control.
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    Global Warming Heresy

    Two out of four inner planets are getting warmer. The icecaps are melting on Mars. Of course Venus is already hot enough to melt lead. (no away teams please) The temperature cycle of a planet is immense. We have data that shows the Earth has gone through several temperature fluctuations in the past, doesn't it make sense that it would continue? quote:Mars Emerging from Ice Age, Data Suggest By SPACE.com posted: 03:00 pm ET 08 December 2003 Scientists have suspected in recent years that Mars might be undergoing some sort of global warming. New data points to the possibility it is emerging from an ice age. http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/mars...age_031208.html quote: Mars Melt Hints at Solar, Not Human, Cause for Warming, Scientist Says Kate Ravilious for National Geographic News February 28, 2007 Simultaneous warming on Earth and Mars suggests that our planet's recent climate changes have a naturalÔÇöand not a human-inducedÔÇöcause, according to one scientist's controversial theory. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/20...rs-warming.html quote: Planet Venus: Earth's 'evil twin' By Paul Rincon BBC News science reporter Nasa's Magellan spacecraft mapped 98% of Venus' surface with radar ...Venus has undergone runaway greenhouse warming, whereby trapped solar radiation has heated the planet's surface to an average temperature of 467C (872F) - hot enough to melt lead. A dense atmosphere, composed chiefly of carbon dioxide (CO2), generates a surface pressure 90 times greater than that on Earth. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4335628.stm
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    Universal Combat CE has gone GOLD!!

    quote:Originally posted by Supreme Cmdr: quote:Originally posted by Frozen Ghost: The local Fry's carries Battlecruiser 3000 gold No such title exists. Did you mean Battlecruiser Millennium Gold? Yes, of course. My bad.
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    Universal Combat CE has gone GOLD!!

    The local Fry's carries Battlecruiser 3000 gold but that is about it. I'm guessing they'll carry UCCE.
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    Universal Combat CE has gone GOLD!!

    Can you tell us what stores are going to carry UCCE?
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    Supreme Commander

    Awesome game! My only complaint is it does bog down when you get a lot of units in play. I have 2 Gig of memory, a 2.8 Pentium, and a X850XT. You'd think I wouldn't have any trouble.
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    U.S should pull out!!

    ...military budget... Speaking of military budgets and 911, if the military budget was so raped how did the come up with trillions of dollars to loose? "According to some estimates we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions, ..." DOD Acquisition and Logistics Excellence Week KickoffÔÇöBureaucracy to Battlefield Remarks as Delivered by Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, The Pentagon , Monday, September 10, 2001 In the speech Rumsfeld talks about how the military financial systems are antiquated and inadequate. Please not the date. Maybe the trillions of dollars are just misplaced.
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    U.S should pull out!!

    "...but to do so and then to attempt to answer them from only one angle (which isn't even the most LIKELY angle), is intellectually dishonest." "It does appear for all intents and purposes to be the result of a premature news release to the BBC by someone culpable ...What are your takes on this fellas?" So in stating "it appears to be" and "what are your takes" wasn't I positing one way of interpreting the footage and inviting other opinions to foster a discussion? Does that make sense to you Mr. Jerk? I'm not in lock step with 911 conspiracy theorists or the official story. I find it interesting like I find UFO reports interesting and my jury is still out on that as well. About WTC7 I said "...it appears to be ..." I also said, what is your take on it fellas"? I think it was my comment about the myth of the liberal media where things started getting out of hand. I'm sure there are some other things we disagree about as well, like the Warren Report, but I really don't think either of us give a hoot. ... you didn't even broach the MOST LIKELY possibility What I did do was say,"...there are many possibilities as to how and why this could have happened. I think the "official story" of 911 is quite well known and doesn't need a lot of explanation nor does it need to be defended with religious fervor when tested. Of course the first thing that comes to anyone's mind is "it was a mistake, they obviously aren't vetting evertying in an attempt to scoop the other networks.", the next thing that comes to mind is that it is a hoax, after that you might start thinking about what is being said about WTC7's odd fall. I thought it was obvious being Capt. Obvious and all. My statements about WTC 7 were suppositions. No where do I say, "this is how it happened" not did I say "that's not possible" to anything said here. My jury is still out. I guess in the case of folks who already know everything about 911 they don't need to bother with things like this. However, I ran into something new to me and threw it out there for us to chew on because I found it interesting. Pardon me. I'm all for the freedom to worship as you choose. I think it is an important right. I also believe that political correctness will kill us. Religious freedom does not include the right of sedition. Would you not agree? 1. Could it be a hoax? Yes ,but not likely given BBCs response and the CNN reporter commenting that the building had yet fall. 2. Could it be just a mistake? Yes, and this is the most likely explanation. It is the least path of resistance. 3. Could it be a mistake made by conspirators orcastrating the attack. Yes, but it is the least likely of the bunch. However it is the most scary, and deserves to evaluated. Did a shadow government or whatever, plan and execute the attack to make the citizens to want to go to war? I think it may be more possible than it being a hoax of some kind for reasons I've already stated. If it was a mistake then how it happened would be very interesting to know. I'm sure it will be written off as just part of the choas of the day.
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    U.S should pull out!!

    quote: And it's exactly because people talk that I doubt 9/11 is a conspiracy. While it is relatively easy to keep a secret when said secret is in line with your perception of duty, it's a complete different matter when common sense tells you that we are talking about a crime against your own people. Leaks usually occur for two reasons: either to push an agenda forward, or because an individual becomes very uneasy/upset with some information he came across. Thanks for a measured response, That is one my major problems with all the 911 conspiracies. People talk. Pissed off people talk even more and 911 pissed off a lot of people.
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    U.S should pull out!!

    Ok. I'm using the terms incorrectly. My bad. You're also correct in that if you do take the most simple explanation for things you'll be right most of the time. The simple answer is it was a mistake. That as you said, an AP wire story was generated by someone with partial information and picked up on by the BBC and CNN. CBS and ABC could have ignored it because they fact checked it first. The BBC and CNN in a rush to beat the others to the punch made a mistake. Or as Director of Collections at the Internet Archive has said "Another explanation is that there was simply confusion at the time and some journalistic ÔÇ£whispering down the laneÔÇØ in which early stories that there was something happening at WTC7 led to rumors of its collapsing which then led to on-air reporting of its collapse. The fact that the WTC7 is still standing and visible in the background of the live shot appears to confirm that the reporting of the collapse did take place before the actual collapse. " The entire BBC archives were released around 2003. It got feed into the Internet Archives and someone reviewing the information in Canada recently found the footage in question. Thinking he had found something important he reported it to a talk show host and posted it on YouTube and it went viral. The BBC may have lost the footage from that entire day as files, tapes, and disks were suffered around in the act duplicating everything for release. Nothing too strange there. Everyone looses things at one time or another. The lack of media coverage is explainable. They just don't consider it a news worthy story. There are more important things to report on like the Walter Reed affair or Britney's tragic conversion into the Antichrist. So yeah, I see the "tin hat" aspect of being concerned when you read about, or in this case, see an anomaly like reporters reporting on things before they occur. I see why someone would think that. Does that mean asking questions about these things and discussing them brands you as a tin-hat nut case? Where does that lead us then? Thinking that someone could screw with the news reports AP puts out to the major networks would be silly wouldn't it? The tales that the footage exists and is confirmed as being actual stamp-stamped BBC World News aren't anything to be concerned about because even if it really exists everything in it is perfectly explainable. WTC 7 obviously fell because it was hit with parts of the falling Twin Towers and caught ablaze weakening its steel frame to the point of collapse. Although no other steel building had ever collapsed before 911, the Twin Towers after all, two of the largest steel buildings in the world, had fallen earlier in the day. And certainly the Twin Towers fell because fire weakened the joists holding up the floor and a pancake collapse occurred, the weight and kinetic energy reducing concrete and office furniture to dust. Military drills occur all of the time without the publics knowledge. The fact that there was a drill being run that day very similar to the actual events was a coincidence as was the bombing drill that was running the day of the tube bombings in London. Its a numbers game. Eventually you'll hit a day where two similar events collide like that. People want to have answers as to why such things happen and if they can't find them they'll create them. They'll take a little detail and it a lench-pen in some world-wide conspiracy. I see and understand to some extent the views of both sides. The problem is there are always more than two sides and more shades than just black and white. I am pretty much convinced we will never know more about what happened than the official story. One other thing, did you explain why the FBI won't release footage of the plane hitting the Pentagon? Because of my obvious stupidity, ignorance, and refusal to use all-caps for emphasis, I may have missed it. Don't they have film from several cameras that had a clear view of the crash site? The locations of the cameras are already known and some were owned by private businesses. So it isn't like it's a secret. In your professional opinon, why would they hold them back like that? National Security? Maybe its that a film of a plane hitting the Pentagon could reveal aspects of its construction that we want to keep from the enemy. I don't trust the government anymore than I trust the 911 truthers. I have questions about current events other than freaky shit about 911. Like: If we are waging a war against a global Islamic Jihad why are we allowing Mosques to preach radical Islam in this country? Why do we have our pants around our ankles at the border? Would you agree that the simplest explanation is bad management and a refusal to enforce existing laws? >Tin Hat. Jerk.
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