Another stupid law..

What the freak difference if a crime is commited with knowledge gained from an internet-available map or a paper map from the frackin’ store down the road? It’s the same crime!!

Just another excuse by the government to steal more money from US.

By definition a terrorist doesn’t fear or care about the law, morons. Wasting our time and money.

/sigh

There should be a minimum IQ required to be in office.
Not to mention a morality and ethics test…

Downloading is not theft!

Taking something without paying is stealing.” –imthesponge (621107) writes: on Friday May 28, @07:25PM (#32383976)

And the excellent response by Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) writes: on Friday May 28, @07:43PM (#32384206)
Then hollywood and all the other publishers are the biggest thieves in the world.
Why? Because of retroactive copyright extensions.
Because of those extensions the publishers have stolen millions of works from the public domain.
Works that were created and released under very specific copyright terms that guaranteed their release into the public domain.
If they didn’t agree to those terms, they should never have published in the first place.
But instead, they hired lobbyists to steal all of those works from every single citizen.
That is theft on a scale hundreds of thousands of times greater than ‘internet piracy’ could ever achieve, even if every single citizen pirated everything they ever watched.


So if you want to talk about stealing you should be focusing on the biggest thieves in the world bar none not these piddly little downloaders.

I agree 100%.

Boolean Healer Pawn Scales for World of Warcraft

[Edit: these were for the 3.3 patch of Warcraft. For my cataclysm pawn scales go here.]

Do you Agonize over which piece of gear to equip?
Let the Pawn addon decide for you!

Building on the idea that Blizzard has already optimized the gear itself for the item level, these pawn scales will let you use the optimal gear for the job.

( Pawn: v1: "Healer": Intellect=1, CritRating=1, HasteRating=1, SpellPower=1, Mp5=1, Spirit=1 )

If you are healing and not dpsing, then just remove the HitRating.

And for those of you soloing, we add in some stamina:

( Pawn: v1: "Healer (Solo)": Intellect=1, HitRating=1, CritRating=1, Mp5=1, HasteRating=1, SpellPower=1, Spirit=1, Stamina=1 )

Btw, HOOM stands for “Healing until Out Of Mana”.

For testing, I use the DrDamage addon to guestimate total healing done until out of mana.

On my 72 Discipline Priest, using a wide variety of gear (50 pieces total, with good gear from Spirit, Spirit+Int, Int, MP5, and SpellPower) to fill the 17 slots on my character gave these results for Flash of Light (Rank 9)..

With the highest Item Level gear (gearscore of 1732): 807 Healing, 14.61 crit, 36 haste, 257/148 mana regen.
DrDamage estimates 83k HOOM.

With just +Healing gear: 972 Healing, 14.28 crit, 36 haste, 182/98 mana regen.
DrDamage estimates 71k HOOM.

With just MP5 gear: 525 Healing, 9.76 crit, 15 haste, 431/255 mana regen.
DrDamage estimates 62k HOOM.

And now, with my special pawn scale!

Healer: 874 Healing, 16.55 crit, 36 haste, 285/157 mana regen.
DrDamage estimates 87k HOOM.

A whopping estimated 16k more healing! With decent mana regen too! Of course, as with all situations (different tanks, different instances), it depends if you will need stronger healing, or longer-lasting healing. But this setup should scale as you level as long as you keep upgrading your gear.

If you see similar results, please let me know..

Abortion is Murder.

Abortion is murder. There is no question about it.

Let’s define murder. To kill intentionally and with premeditation.
The premeditated killing of a human being by another human being. To slay. To dispatch. To Stop. Bump offDiscontinue. Got it?
Are we both in agreement about the definition of murder?
Good. Glad we agree.

Now let’s define abortion. The termination of pregnancy.
Not sure what termination means in this context?
To bring to an end. The end of something. To abort. To stop.
Got it?
( If you don’t know what pregnancy is.. well, then, you’re a moron. )

So what is abortion? We all know what the act itself is.
To kill a baby. An innocent baby.
A human life that you started.
By whatever means, planned or unplanned, You had some role in its creation.

Even if that act was instigated by an evil person. Yes, sad, but true. Every choice in your life led up to that moment of conception. Whether you walked through the park, or drank too much at the party, or most likely: believed his lies. If you had made another choice, chosen another option, you would have been somewhere else and not gotten pregnant. (Btw, I believe rape is one of the most heinous & wicked crimes.)

BUT, that evil act does not make the baby bad, or disgusting, or a bastard, or any other vile word you can think of. The baby, that human, is innocent. Why would you punish that little bundle of life, of joy, for something two other humans did? It has commited no crimes, harmed no one. All that it knows is that life -until now- has been good.

You might try to rationalize that abortion is okay because the baby isn’t born yet. Well, what the freak difference does it make if the baby is inside Momma or outside? Just because Momma is removed from around the baby, the baby doesn’t suddenly become self sufficient! The child is totally helpless inside momma or outside momma.

Wait.. you like picking on little helpless kids? Bully.

Kinda arbitrary to declare this person has a right to live or die because they changed housing, don’tcha think?

You might to to rationalize that abortion is okay because the baby isn’t alive yet. Uh.. WHAT?! Sure seems alive to me. Growing, moving, reacting, laughing, and THINKING.
Oh, “babies don’t think yet” you say..

Is your compassion for someone limited to an estimation of their intelligence? Btw, babies do think. Try talking to your child. Yes, now. Look into it’s eyes. That is, if you don’t murder it first.

You might to to rationalize that abortion is okay because ‘the mother wasn’t planning it’.. or it’ll be ‘tough on the mother’.. or ‘the world is too tough/horrible/bad/evil’.. or that ‘she’s not ready to be a mother‘.. or that ‘she had other plans‘.. In the words of Penn & Teller, “BULLSHIT!“.
Hardly a human on this earth is prepared to take care of another new life!

But all tend to manage. We live, we love, we survive.

Please don’t murder your children.
They have as much right to live as you do.
Perhaps more, since they’re not actively trying to kill an innocent.

Man Kills Armed Invader

From Fox News:

Apparently an armed intruder broke into the wrong house and was shot by an 80 year old man. The old man had a gun and confronted the burglar. Police say the intruder also fired his gun during the struggle, but was killed by the homeowner.

And straight from the article: “No charges have been filed against the homeowner, but Chicago currently has a statute outlawing the possession of handguns. Its legality is currently being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.”

WTF!!??
Hasn’t anyone heard of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution?
Let me quote straight from the amendment: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed“.

A New Constitution for America

I don’t know the source of this, but I like it.

“We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior, and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great-grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt ridden, delusional, and other liberal bed-wetters. We hold these truths to be self evident: that a whole lot of people are confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim they require a Bill of NON-Rights.


ARTICLE I: You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV, or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.


ARTICLE II: You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone — not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc.; but the world is full of idiots, and probably always will be.


ARTICLE III: You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful; do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy.


ARTICLE IV: You do not have the right to free food and housing. Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes.


ARTICLE V: You do not have the right to free health care. That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we’re just not interested in public health care.


ARTICLE VI: You do not have the right to physically harm other people. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim, or kill someone, don’t be surprised if the rest of us want to see you fry in the electric chair.


ARTICLE VII: You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat, or coerce away the goods or services o f other citizens, don’t be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won’t have the right to a big screen color TV or a life of leisure.


ARTICLE VIII: You do not have the right to a job. All of us sure want you to have a job, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful.


ARTICLE IX: You do not have the right to happiness. Being an American means that you have the right to PURSUE happiness, which by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an over abundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights.


ARTICLE X: This is an English speaking country. We don’t care where you are from, English is our language. Learn it or go back to wherever you came from!


ARTICLE XI: You do not have the right to change our country’s history or heritage. This country was founded on the belief in one true God. And yet, you are given the freedom to believe in any religion, any faith, or no faith at all; with no fear of persecution The phrase IN GOD WE TRUST is part of our heritage and history, and if you are uncomfortable with it, TOUGH!”