August 21st, 2008

Gaming

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Last night, I tried out Team Fortress 2. And, man. It's frantic and crazy fun. The time I played flew right by. Dunno if it will supplant City of Heroes, but there's a threat there.

In other gaming news, plotting to hit a 40k megabattle next month, which means there's some painting in my near future. I have much painted Guard, but always have more to do. What I have, however, is primarily troops. Which for a megabattle is... intimidating. But these games do help me actually get painting finished, which is always a challenge for my attention span.

Gaming is currently serving as an excellent distraction from some pretty annoying stresses surrounding my life at the moment. Now, if I could just figure out a way to get paid for gaming...

News

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"In the past, America has shown plenty of both in bouncing back from bad presidencies, both the craven pretty-face variety (cf. Warren Harding) and the brilliant-but-corrupt one (Nixon, most memorably). This time, the damage seems deeper, in part - and this may be George W. Bush's most pernicious legacy - because of the cynicism the W years have engendered. Large percentages of us now have no trouble believing that our ballots don't count, and that Washington is so completely in the pocket of corporate interests that no amount of mobilization can change its foregone conclusions."

"Loosened restrictions would allow agents to open a national security or criminal investigation against someone without any clear basis for suspicion."

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