Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Revolution in America?

There has been much news recently as to America's declining state. It that "America #1" wont b there for long. Perhaps in due to the recent influx of peaceful protests for basic rights has awoken something in a people who have lived in the dormancy of Neo-Libralism. The fleeting value of commodity goods have left a de-industrialized behemoth. Unemployment is up, crime follows as well as Homelessness. The growing divide between rich and poor is the highest it has ever been. Reckless spending and the unchecked wall street circus has far surpassed the extent which spawned the Great Depression. 

The breaking up of peaceful protests which is a clear infringement of their first amendment rights. 

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety"

The foreign wars they carry on in, constantly impeding their mission of freedom with their presence. This was apparent in 2004, they knew it, so did everyone else, and yet they stayed. It couldn't be another lost American War. 

The Technological infrastructure of even the most "secure" networks can be bypasses by amateurs. Government security is most likely worse than your work's. http://lulzsecurity.com/releases/

not implying that those that infiltrated these websites are amateurs by any extent.

Much 'revolutionary' sentiment, if you will, is being communicated through the internet. Countless videos have been created to point out the flaws in the American system. Many of them asking others to join up and topple an already staggered giant. Blogs, like never before have people communicating on such a level that the vast wealth of information that you or I hold is truly at your fingertips. This is the free speech that those philosophers of old had envisioned, complete and utter freedom of expression. 
"Gerald Celente, the CEO of Trends Research Institute, is renowned for his accuracy in predicting future world and economic events". Celente has predicted that by 2012, America will become an undeveloped nation. He believes that America will be in revolution in the coming decade

"We're going to start seeing huge areas of vacant real estate and squatters living in them as well. It's going to be a picture the likes of which Americans are not going to be used to. It's going to come as a shock and with it, there's going to be a lot of crime. And the crime is going to be a lot worse than it was before because in the last 1929 Depression, people's minds weren't wrecked on all these modern drugs - over-the-counter drugs, or crystal meth or whatever it might be. So, you have a huge underclass of very desperate people with their minds chemically blown beyond anybody's comprehension." 

So, what will you do in the coming revolution? embrace it, run or fight it

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Fast Cars & Small Arms

There are two fairly interesting stories that I would like to bring to you on this raining depressing Saturday-day. Ah I love these days.

The first is about a playboy millionaire. Ryan LeVin, a 36 year old offspring of wealthy jewelry owners was sentenced to two years house arrest in the United States. LeVin, who has already had over 50 trafficking charges throughout his life as well as a history of drug abuse and parole violations ran over two businessmen killing them both and then speeding off. Initially LeVin had blamed this on a friend but has since plead guilty to the charges. He never apologized or showed any remorse for what he had done. He was supposed to be sentenced to 35 years in prison for double vehicular homicide, but after a deal was reached with the widows, his sentence was reduced to a measly 2 year house arrest in his parent's beach side resort summer house. He essentially bought the two women out. Broward Circuit Judge Barbara McCarthy stated that "The need for restitution does outweigh the need for prison". My question for you is, how, at every turn, does our society and judicial, political, economic and every other system preach equality yet favours the wealthy over the impoverished? How long will it be before the plebes realize this and revolt, or will they never, because ignorance truly is bliss, even in everlasting sorrow.

"Couldn't help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land Where justice is a game. "
- Bob Dylan

The second story I stumbled upon was of a Nepalese soldier that single handedly held his position against 30 Taliban troops during his tour in Afghanistan. Although I never advocate the taking of lives, this is a great triumph of the human spirit if you will, the willpower that each and every one of us has in us. A great man once said that "Bravery is not the absence of fear, but the will to overcome it." Ah, survival mode can make people achieve great things. Dipprasad Pun, the 31 year old British soldier proclaimed "I had so many of them around me that I thought I was definitely going to die so I thought I'd kill as many of them as I could before they killed me." this only serves to concrete that there is really nothing to fear but fear itself. We humans are just as capable as each other, if one man can peacefully obtain the rights of their people, so can anyone. Pun was awarded with the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross, one of the highest awards to be given out by the Brits. If anything it was an amazing feat of the human will to go on in the face of overwhelming adversity. If he can do it, so can everyone, but 30 kills and 0 deaths? pretty sure this guy's hacking.




Thursday, June 2, 2011

GotW: Warhammer Online

Hey guys, sorry I haven't been posting in a while but I actually managed to somehow get a job *angle cheers*. I didn't even get the job conventionally, it was only because I bumped into my friend randomly and he referred me to the place he was leaving. It really is true that most jobs aren't obtained through want ads, it's pretty much who you know. My new job, which really isn't all that interesting along with my new obsession Warhammer Online have pretty much been taking up all of my free time that I would otherwise have. But thinking about this blog I have returned with a  new found fondness and structure to my blog that I feel you will all enjoy.

Well, enough with all that chitter-chatter, time for toady's post. I'm going to be doing something new with my blogs, well, not so much new, but, better structured.

Today is the first post in a segment called Game of the Week. I will show & explain different games that I have either played or found interesting enough to share with you all. so with out further adui, let's get this show on the road.

Warhammer Online is an MMO much to the style of World of Warcraft. Its aims were a bit different as it focuses almost entirely around PvP. Sure you can do the single player or group based PvE if you like, but the main alluring factor of this game is its unrivaled player versus player and more importantly Realm versus Realm combat. The PvE is like any generic MMO, go here, kill this, talk to this guy, walk here, gather 10 of these, etc. etc.

ps. you can make your character look BALLIN as hell.

But this game takes the meaning of constant war to a new level. In fact, if you want to level up faster in any one of your three ranking bars, PvP is the best choice. as I mentioned there are three experience type bars. the first is your level experience, this is the regular xp gained from killing monsters, players and doing quests to get you from rank 1 to 2, 2 to 3, and so on. there is also a 'Renown Rank' this is the experience you get for participating in Realm versus Realm, Player versus Player combat and doing public quests. The higher your renown rank, the better PvP armour you can buy and wear. While not essential but it does help  a lot for PvP

Oh man, now I gotta explain public quests, I forgot how complexly awesome this game is. A public quest is like any type of quest with a few differences. 1) there are different parts to a single public quest, like you have to kill so many of x creature (which are all around the quest area constantly respawning) to start part two, then you do part two whatever it is and usually kill a boss in part 3. the interesting thing about this is anyone can help the public quest and be rewarded even if they're all not in the same group. Warhmammer Online has a cool system of reward, at the end of the quest all the players get to roll for their place in receiving loot, based on your performance throughout the entire quest you will get +xxx to your roll, if you're first it will be +500, and it goes down accordingly to your place. you roll a number from 1 - 1000 and add your respective number and that's how it's decided which loot you get to pick from.

Now Realm vs Realm combat is probably their most exciting feature. you know open PvP in wow, where every day you might see an enemy in your area that kills you or vice versa? yeah, well, imagine that on crack. imagine maybe a group of 30 players constantly fighting against a group of 40 players in the open world. if that isn't enough, imagine them fighting over specific objectives having to keep an assemblance of order and making holding the line a necessity rather than a preference. once more, imagine these 70 some people fighting in a castle siege with archers and mages fighting from the parapets of the castle wall while a swirling melee goes on in front of the gates trying to destroy the battering ram that's battering down their gates. are you salivating yet?

All races have 4 classes, there are 6 races. in the game, there is a total of 24 classes, a good variety to choose from. and all races have a DPS, Healer and Tank + 1 other unique class, such as the warrior priest, who is a melee healer, I know, badass right? hitting people to heal them.

Now, I think I've gone over much of the important parts of the game, oh wait, each side (order and destruction) has a capital city. this whole Realm vs Realm stuff isn't only significant on the local level. if one of the factions, lets say destruction owns most of the tier 1 - 3 realms, then they will be able to start advancing on tier 4. if destruction takes all of the tier 4 objectives, they get to assault the enemy's capital city, which means, a huge city siege complete with raping and pillaging (rape isn't a mechanic in the game yet but you can emote it haha).

OH, and one more thinggg, it's free to play. forever.

So yeah, if this sounds like something you'd like to play and have time for, i would really suggest trying it out. the player base for this game took a big hit due to Wrath of the Lich king coming out. It's the best MMO imo. So yeah, check it out.

ps. the 3rd experience bar is for influence, the more you do in a certain area the more you are rewarded.

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