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Darth InSidious

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  1. I like how we're on the subject of the American economy. Again. It's like some of you have a monomania about your own country...
  2. Well, for starters we could sell the right to execute the Labour front bench to the highest bidder, and then sell the rights to televise it in a similar manner. That would raise some cash.
  3. Quite. I just went through the website top-to-bottom, and unless I'm missing something, there ain't no link.
  4. On either side the river lie Long fields of barley and of rye, That clothe the wold and meet the sky; And thro' the field the road runs by To many-tower'd Camelot; And up and down the people go, Gazing where the lilies blow Round an island there below, The island of Shalott. Willows whiten, aspens quiver, Little breezes dusk and shiver Through the wave that runs for ever By the island in the river Flowing down to Camelot. Four grey walls, and four grey towers, Overlook a space of flowers, And the silent isle imbowers The Lady of Shalott.
  5. So... scaled VAT as a replacement for income tax? Yep. Only time you pay taxes is when you pay for a taxable item. There is one small problem, which is that this will not be adopted universally; the reason this is a problem is that: a) You are not an island-state; b) It is not 1600, so even if you were, sea-crossing is quite safe. What I mean is that people will simply cross the state border to buy anything of size - i.e., the stuff on which you'd make the bulkier amounts of tax. There are probably other problems, too, like the resultant higher prices in your state, but I'm not an economist, and can't be bothered to work them out.
  6. So... scaled VAT as a replacement for income tax?
  7. This. I remember I gave up on the demo in frustration.
  8. Erm, no. More the old "You have no right to complain about people not blending into the local culture when your own ancestors refused to do anything of the sort" argument. See above. I didn't say it was "trodding" at all; but I think it's pretty pathetic to complain about illegal immigrants not learning the language when you, it seems, are totally incapable of forming the present participle of the verb "to tread". Pots, kettles, colour-schemes.
  9. Pretty sure my ancestors didn't sneak across the border illegally, refuse to learn the language and become burdens to the country. That is an insult to any family, hispanic or otherwise that came here legally to make something of themseves Speak an Iroquoi language, do you? Did your ancestors? Did they ask permission to settle? Thought not. What it does is make your immigration policies a case of absolutely astonishing hypocrisy. Well, no. But then that doesn't make any sense at all. You were saying about not learning the language...?
  10. Ouch. If its anywhere near as bad as the Aenead then thats one of the most painful things imaginable. Pomposity is pretty well in-built with classical literature, but few if any texts I can think of - the letters of Plinius Secundus included - are quite as horrendous as Aeneid X.
  11. Erm... I may be a peculiar and old-fashioned character, but personally I prefer to study what I don't understand. This has the added bonus of making it no longer not-understood. Nevertheless, sciences and maths should be banned from schools as boring, while the Classics should be made compulsory.
  12. Batman for the Game Boy. Fun little side-scroller. Pretty tough, too.
  13. I thought SoZ was fun. It didn't bowl me over, but I enjoy trading games and that kind of thing. The biggest problem I had with it was the loadscreens every five minutes, but I just ran away from most of the encounters.
  14. They're not fixing the influence system, IIRC. There are one or two other things it's not doing, like the GenoHaradan, which they're producing a special add-on of their own for, with their own plot interpolations.
  15. Asking if "there's any mythology" in Metamorphoses is sort of like asking if you can put water in a bath.
  16. It's not like he'd be the first to do something in that vein...
  17. Kinda shaming confession here, but... I've never finished Prince of Persia. I usually get killed by a guard.
  18. You know very good i was talking about computer/console games... and they are definately not older than human species doesn't matter what you were talking 'bout. games has been 'round probable back before cro magnon, and games ain't gotten the benefit of doubt as an art form in all that time. makes harder for computer/console games to somehow change. HA! Good Fun! All right, then. Backgammon: is it art?
  19. Jade Empire's dialogue isn't good. I actually think there's a kind of decline in quality with Bioware from KotOR onward. Maybe it's from BG/II onward, but I've not played them. Personally I thought JE's combat was fairly fun, and the plot twist was actually pretty unexpected, IMO. Well, that was, anyway.
  20. Not much new info, but it is interesting about Obsidian's preferred board games. No love for Crate Escape?
  21. Just for the record, the two covers: From the link I posted:
  22. IIRC, Bethesda are also suing over the Fallout Trilogy being sold, because the name is "confusingly similar" to Fallout 3... if you have an IQ of about 4. Edit: Link
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