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  1. Originally posted by mikehunt2337

    *Flame Removed*

     

    Methinks that you are such a coward that you had to create a new user name just to post that instead of using your real account.

  2. Originally posted by Breton

     

    Now, how many years since you went out of school?

     

     

     

    People today are better educated and smarter than the previous generation, even though the school system has softened up. Your argument is not correct.

     

    Besides, there are more important things in life than knowing the capitals of the world in alphabetic order. You need to realise that.

     

    I for once am in total agreement with Spider AL. While it is very true that the later generations are more "street wise" due to being exposed to the darker areas of life, they are definately not "better educated". My children know more than they need to about guns at school or drug overdoses. But I can't get them to stop using "gots" instead of "has".

     

    It pains me to no end to interact with people on a daily basis who have no grasp of elementary spelling and grammer. For example, I admire Spider AL's grammatical skills but you need to look no farther than these message boards to see what I'm talking about. People no longer pay attention to capitalization or spelling much less than basics such as knowing the difference between to, too and two.

  3. It is so easy to blame video games, music or movies instead of bad parenting. I am 37 years old. My first "R" rated movie was Friday the 13th: Part II. That was roughly 22 years ago. I have sense never developed a desire to go on a killing spree.

     

    The violent video games came around after I was an adult, but I see no difference between the video games and the music videos or heavy metal music that was around when I was growing up. At the time, Ozzy Osbourne and Blue Oyster Cult took a lot of heat for their songs.

     

    I may be wrong, but I believe you have to be awfully weak-minded to let entertainment influence your choices on whether or not to commit violent crimes. It seems that every generation tries to blame the easiest target.

  4. I had Star Wars Rebellion. It was okay, but it just laid there.

     

    Galactic Battlegrounds was fun. Quite addicting, in my opinion. But it was definately Star Wars lite.

     

    Anyone played Force Commander?

  5. First, are you familiar with pk3 files? After downloading that Anakin, you need to open up the pk3. I use WinZip. Create a new folder called ext_data. Inside that folder, create another folder called npcs. In that folder, create a text file called anakin.txt. In this file, you will write the npc info. Here is an example of what I would do. YOu can cut and past this if you wish:

     

    anakin_ep3

    {

    playerModel Kryn_ani

    saber reborn

    sabercolor blue

    weapon WP_SABER

    saberStyle 1

    FP_HEAL 0

    FP_LEVITATION 1

    FP_SPEED 1

    FP_PUSH 3

    FP_PULL 0

    FP_TELEPATHY 0

    FP_GRIP 3

    FP_LIGHTNING 3

    FP_RAGE 3

    FP_PROTECT 0

    FP_ABSORB 0

    FP_DRAIN 3

    FP_SEE 3

    FP_SABERTHROW 3

    FP_SABER_DEFENSE 1

    FP_SABER_OFFENSE 1

    forcePowerMax 50

    forceRegenRate 200

    reactions 1

    aim 1

    move 1

    aggression 1

    evasion 1

    intelligence 1

    hfov 120

    vfov 120

    scale 103

    playerTeam TEAM_ENEMY

    enemyTeam TEAM_PLAYER

    // race human

    class CLASS_REBORN

    snd Kryn_ani

    sndcombat Kryn_ani

    sndjedi Kryn_ani

    yawSpeed 60

    walkSpeed 45

    runSpeed 180

    health 500

    dismemberProbHead 0

    dismemberProbArms 20

    dismemberProbLegs 0

    dismemberProbHands 30

    dismemberProbWaist 0

    }

     

    Rename the .txt extension to .npc . Then using WinZip, zip the entire contents of the Kryn_ani download and the folder you created into a file called ep3anakin.pk3 .

     

    Drop this file into your base folder. To spawn the character, pop the console and type anakin_ep3.

     

     

    You can tweak the lines in the npc file to however you wish. I mostly cut and pasted that from a reborn and built it up from there.

  6. Originally posted by Spider AL

    Ah, so you admit that you were propounding your own reasons? Excellent. Let's discuss their validity.

     

    You run and change such a "sacred" :rolleyes: thing, if something in it is unjust and/or doesn't make any sense. Just because someone was born in another country, doesn't make their commitment to America any less valuable. And there are many people with divided national loyalties in America, Fanatic Israel-supporters for example. You wouldn't like one of them to be President, would you? Of course not.

     

    So, once again we see that this portion of the constitution makes no sense, and is unjust to thoroughly patriotic Americans who happened to have been born on another continent.

     

    So of course one should change it, just as one should abolish slavery, or any other injustice of any level of severity. So your own reasoning is invalid, and that portion of your constitution that prevents foreign-born Americans from running for president is pointless and unjust as well.

     

    QED.

     

    Look at it this way. Pay special attention to what I'm saying here, because it is with the greatest respect possible.

     

    The constitution does not allow a foreign born citizen to become president of the United States. That's it. End of story.

     

    Consider this: should I be allowed to run for Prime Minister of England? No, I don't think so. If my daughter married Prince William and he (God forbid) died. Should she somehow become the next Queen of England? No, I don't think so either. Neither would be appropriate. I may be wrong, but I feel fairly confident in assuming that England's laws and/or traditions would forbid either scenario. I have no business trying to lobby to change either. England is not my country. England and her society was built and defended by English muscle and blood. It is a soverign nation.

     

    My views are not based on isolationism. My desire to protect and preserve the laws, borders and culture of America are based on the same idea which I applied to your country.

     

    I have just as much respect for the same for your country. I would rise in defense of the same. I would be just as unsettled at the sight of someone burning your flag as I would mine.

     

    We are neighbors. We are extended family. But I would take just as much liberty defending my back yard as you would yours. And I would defend your right to do so.

  7. Originally posted by Spider AL

    I understand that you weren't talking about the constitution three posts ago, and now you are. Let's go back to YOUR OWN reasons for not wanting Arnie to be allowed to run for president.

     

    The relative severity of injustices is irrelevant. If legislation is unjust, it should be rescinded. I think you'll agree on that simple point.

     

    I most definately was. My "own reasons" are drawn from adopting, understanding and taking an oath to defend that constitution. Go back and re-read what I said. The constitution is not a living document. It was written over 200 years ago and has been tested time and time again. Constitutional amendments were made difficult to achieve to protect the document from trendy and ill conceived changes.

     

    You don't run and change such a sacred thing based on the popularity of one beloved individual. I personally like Arnold. I am a big fan of his movies. Just because he kicked arse in the Terminator doesn't mean that he would make a good president. I'm not even going to debate his performance as governor with the context of what we are discussing. But he is governor because that is allowed by the state constitution of California.

  8. Originally posted by Spider AL

    That's why we don't allow families of victims to decide what punishment to give offenders, because they're too emotionally involved to dispassionately weigh up what punishment the crime merits.]

     

    Or don't you care about JUSTICE? Justice is proportionate punishment to the crime.

     

    No, you are absolutely right about that.

     

    Originally posted by Spider AL

    Sadistic and reprihensible sentiment, you should be ashamed of yourself. Let's just bring back stoning, shall we? :rolleyes:

     

    Actually, not at all. You fragmented what I said and took it out of context. Here is what I said:

     

    Originally posted by ronbrothers I don't consider this a debate. These are just my feelings. And I'm not trying to pursuade either way on the need or not of capitol punishment. But he's lived a good life. Why should he be the recipient of free food, cable TV, internet or whatever? Oh well, he considered himself a player as a husband, maybe he can be a player in prison.

     

    So put yourself in the shoes of the Rocha family. I would not be so tastless to try to speak for them, but shame would be the least that I'd feel for having such feelings.

  9. I say good riddance.

     

    I don't see anything inhumane about it either when you consider that it's no secret what the penalty for commiting such crimes would be. It is so narrow minded to argue against it when you think about the fact that the criminal chose to commit that crime. In that sense, the criminal volunteers to commit a crime that carries such consequence.

     

    There are homeless people in society who have no guarantee of food or shelter on a daily basis. Why should an idividual who takes the life of another human being then be given a lifetime of guaranteed food, clothing, shelter and medical care on the burdan of the society which he offended?

     

    Society is better off without them.

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