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1  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: RISK Domination XI: Round 2 (Tyrion) on: Today at 02:27:43 am
All 7 on TN. Attack Arkansas, do or die, and then await orders.


Reinforcements


All 7 battalions have been deployed in Tennessee, where there are now 11 in total.





Attacks


Tennessee invades Arkansas (Jas) with 10 battalions available to attack, while 3 battalions will defend.

Tyrion [10] rolls 3 dice:   [3] [1] [1]
Jas [3] rolls 2 dice:   [5] [3]
Tyrion loses 2 battalions

Tyrion [8] rolls 3 dice:   [6] [5] [3]
Jas [3] rolls 2 dice:   [5] [3]
Jas loses 2 battalions

Tyrion [8] rolls 3 dice:   [4] [1] [1]
Jas [1] rolls 1 die:   [5]
Tyrion loses 1 battalion

Tyrion [7] rolls 3 dice:   [6] [4] [1]
Jas [1] rolls 1 die:   [5]
Jas loses 1 battalion

Tyrion conquers Arkansas and places 7 battalions there, leaving 1 behind in Tennessee.

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* Jas has lost control of the South region *

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2  General Discussion / History / Re: If McCain had picked Governor Mark Sanford for VP in 2008..........? on: July 27, 2014, 10:18:43 pm
I get the hypothetical nature of the scenario, but Sanford ruled himself out of the 2008 veepstakes a month before McCain announced his pick:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFEw0TNrUd8
3  Forum Community / Election and History Games / RISK Domination XI: Round 2 (Tyrion) on: July 27, 2014, 09:50:43 pm
     

GENERALS


[1]  HagridOfTheDeep

[2]  Matt from VT

[3]  Jas

[4]  Snowstalker

[5]  Polnut

[6]  Tyrion





Tyrion: it is your turn.  You have 7 reinforcements.


+ [7 states 3 = 3 reinforcements]
+ [Southeast region = 4 reinforcements]

= 7 reinforcements
4  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: RISK Domination XI: Round 2 (Polnut) on: July 27, 2014, 09:49:09 pm
Place all six reinforcements into CO and move one battalion to NY from CT.

End turn.


Reinforcements


All 6 battalions have been deployed in Colorado, where there are now 12 in total.





Tactical Move


A total of 1 battalion has been redeployed from Connecticut to New York.
5  General Discussion / History / Re: Converse with Joe Republic and his stunning ignorance of basic historical events on: July 27, 2014, 06:28:32 pm
Why did the piano come to replace the harpsichord in the Classical music tradition when the latter is obviously the superior instrument?

Because pianos provide far more opportunities for humorous situations, e.g. when being moved between floors, or when let loose at the top of a steep hill.



Critically assess the role - if any - played by the three field system in the development of European colonialism.

Indeed, once the known world had been divided up into only three fields, colonies were soon sought in order to expand to a fourth, fifth, and in the case of Belgium, a sixth field.



Why was there such a great diaspora among the Romani people and are they the source of Cher's big hit, Gypsies Tramps and Thieves?

It was the Jews' fault.  It's always the Jews, you see.
6  Forum Community / Election and History Games / RISK Domination XI: Round 2 (Polnut) on: July 27, 2014, 06:14:03 pm
     

GENERALS


[1]  HagridOfTheDeep

[2]  Matt from VT

[3]  Jas

[4]  Snowstalker

[5]  Polnut

[6]  Tyrion





Polnut: it is your turn.  You have 6 reinforcements.


+ [8 states 3 = 3 reinforcements]
+ [New England region = 3 reinforcements]

= 6 reinforcements
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Your Forum Cabinet on: July 27, 2014, 06:10:24 pm
I'm extremely grateful to jdb and Scott for appointing me to be their Press Secretary.  I won't let you down!



"Joe, the U.S. Ambassador to NATO said just before you came up here that more than 15,000 Russian troops are now on the Ukrainian border.  And earlier today the Pentagon said that Russia appears to be set to transfer more rockets to the separatists, possibly as early as today.  I’m just wondering if you have any reaction from the podium about this latest development.  And secondly, whether the White House is getting more worried that the sanctions regime to this point isn’t having the intended effect of getting Russia to deescalate."

"Fuck you, Roberta.  Next?"
8  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: RISK Domination XI: Round 2 (Snowstalker) on: July 27, 2014, 04:54:10 pm
Attack New Jersey again from Delaware, retreat after the first casualty.


Attacks (cont.)


Delaware invades New Jersey (HagridOfTheDeep) with 2 battalions available to attack, while 1 battalion will defend.

Snowstalker [2] rolls 2 dice:   [3] [2]
HagridOfTheDeep [1] rolls 1 die:   [4]
Snowstalker loses 1 battalion

Snowstalker retreats to Delaware, where there are now 2 battalions in total.  HagridOfTheDeep has 1 battalion remaining in New Jersey.

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9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Politico: Mark Warner on offense in Virginia Senate debate on: July 27, 2014, 04:27:39 pm
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the debate, which was actually held across the border in West Virginia

what?
10  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: RISK Domination XI: Round 2 (Snowstalker) on: July 27, 2014, 03:12:24 pm
3 in IL, 1 in DE

Attack NJ from DE, retreat if any men are lost. Attack from Illinois to Missouri to Iowa, do or die.


Reinforcements


Of the 4 available reinforcements, 3 have been deployed in Illinois, where there are now 4 in total; and 1 has been deployed in Delaware, where there are now 4 in total.





Attacks


Delaware invades New Jersey (HagridOfTheDeep) with 3 battalions available to attack, while 1 battalion will defend.

Snowstalker [3] rolls 3 dice:   [3] [2] [1]
HagridOfTheDeep [1] rolls 1 die:   [6]
Snowstalker loses 1 battalion

Snowstalker retreats to Delaware, where there are now 3 battalions in total.  HagridOfTheDeep has 1 battalion remaining in New Jersey.

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Illinois invades Missouri (Jas) with 3 battalions available to attack, while 1 battalion will defend.

Snowstalker [3] rolls 3 dice:   [6] [4] [2]
Jas [1] rolls 1 die:   [3]
Jas loses 1 battalion

Snowstalker conquers Missouri and places 3 battalions there, leaving 1 behind in Illinois.

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Missouri invades Iowa (Jas) with 2 battalions available to attack, while 1 battalion will defend.

Snowstalker [2] rolls 2 dice:   [5] [1]
Jas [1] rolls 1 die:   [2]
Jas loses 1 battalion

Snowstalker conquers Iowa and places 2 battalions there, leaving 1 behind in Missouri.

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Awaiting further instructions

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11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: An open letter to Benjamin Netanyahu on: July 26, 2014, 10:49:37 pm
Hey, now that Inks isn't a mod here any more and therefore can't inexplicably defend these types of threads, can we finally put a moratorium in place?
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 26, 2014, 10:15:44 pm
And what was her reason for being about done? For a couple who was almost engaged twice, this is not normal behavior... you do realize that, right?

You do realize is not normal to continually interrogate a fellow man about his breakup when it's none of your damn business, right?

Yeah, Inks!  Bushie's Updates (now in their sixteenth volume) are none of anybody's damn business!!  Angry
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 26, 2014, 05:02:56 pm
Did she tell another joke?
14  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Doctor stops potential mass shooting by shooting the shooter on: July 26, 2014, 03:10:41 am
So much for the Hippocratic Oath.
15  Forum Community / Election and History Games / RISK Domination XI: Round 2 (Snowstalker) on: July 26, 2014, 02:10:53 am
     

GENERALS


[1]  HagridOfTheDeep

[2]  Matt from VT

[3]  Jas

[4]  Snowstalker

[5]  Polnut

[6]  Tyrion





Snowstalker: it is your turn.  You have 4 reinforcements.


+ [11 states 3 = 4 reinforcements]
+ [No regions controlled]

= 4 reinforcements
16  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: SSM ban in Dade County, Florida overturned on: July 26, 2014, 12:25:28 am
This won't help the Kentucky Democratic Party at all.
17  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: RISK Domination XI: Round 2 (Jas) on: July 25, 2014, 08:42:01 pm
Thanks Joe

4 in NM please.

Attack New Mexico to Arizona
Ceasefire after the first attack/roll of the dice.


Attacks (cont.)


New Mexico invades Arizona (Matt from VT) with 3 battalions available to attack, while 4 battalions will defend.

Jas [3] rolls 3 dice:   [6] [6] [4]
Matt from VT [4] rolls 2 dice:   [5] [5]
Matt from VT loses 2 battalions

Jas retreats to New Mexico, where there are now 4 battalions in total.  Matt from VT has 2 battalions remaining in Arizona.

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18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Yosemite on: July 25, 2014, 08:05:20 pm
It turns out my observation wasn't completely off: http://articles.latimes.com/2011/oct/30/local/la-me-yosemite-diversity-20111030

Less than 1% of all tourists.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Yosemite on: July 25, 2014, 02:40:10 pm
Thanks for all the advice, guys!  Except Ernest of course; I've experienced long-time family pets being put to sleep that were more amusing than your jokes.

Isn't deriving amusement from the death of animals one of the warning signs that you might be a redneck?

Just stop.  You're trolling.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Yosemite on: July 25, 2014, 02:39:36 pm
No, I don't think I saw a single one, in fact.  Plenty of individual tourists, but no busloads of them.
21  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: RISK Domination XI: Round 2 (Jas) on: July 25, 2014, 01:53:25 pm
Thanks Joe. Hope the trip went well.

Please resume the Texas-New Mexico assault.
Ceasefire on loss of 3 of my units.

If NM is taken, please pause for further commands on how to split the battalions between NM and TX.


Attacks (cont.)


Texas invades New Mexico (Matt from VT) with 5 battalions available to attack, while 2 battalions will defend.

Jas [5] rolls 3 dice:   [6] [2] [2]
Matt from VT [2] rolls 2 dice:   [4] [2]
Both armies lose 1 battalion each

Jas [4] rolls 3 dice:   [5] [4] [1]
Matt from VT [1] rolls 1 die:   [1]
Matt from VT loses 1 battalion

Jas has conquered New Mexico and may deploy between 3 and 4 battalions there, while leaving at least 1 behind in Texas.

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22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XV: Stuck Inside of Tulsa with the Oklahoma City Blues Again on: July 25, 2014, 01:44:08 pm
Lunch time.  There was a thought we might be on the phones today, then they said next week, now I'm hearing mid-August.  Yesterday, I heard close to Labor Day.  There is no such thing as consistency in this place.  One tenured agent got canned in front of our eyes.  One gal was fired last Friday and rehired 10 minutes later...  That stuff happens around here.  It is a job that has a lot of quirks...

So what will you do until then? Just sit around and get paid?

Sounds terrible, right?  Cry
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Yosemite on: July 25, 2014, 01:25:37 pm
Yeah, black people are not into outdoorsy stuff. They much prefer city nightlife/hotels/restaurants/dressing up and going out/etc. Europeans, on the other hand were everywhere at Yosemite when I visited. Impressive when you think about how far the trip is for them.

That's pretty much what I figured.  It was just really interesting to witness; it was probably about 75% white people (of which about half were European), 15% Asian, 10% Hispanic, and basically zero blacks.
24  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: How do you pronounce the word "cretin"? on: July 25, 2014, 05:20:11 am
Djehff-brOWn

with the 'ow' sound like 'owl'
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Any recommendations for Yosemite? on: July 25, 2014, 05:15:34 am
Thanks for all the advice, guys!  Except Ernest of course; I've experienced long-time family pets being put to sleep that were more amusing than your jokes.

We came into the park from the east on Tuesday afternoon via Tioga Pass, stopping at the Tuolomne Meadows visitor center not long before they closed.  Knowing that finding a vacant campground with no reservation on an evening in July was going to be a sh[Inks]show, but luckily we found a spot at Yosemite Creek.  The drive to that campground was about 30 minutes off-roading (in a Chevy Cobalt), which was such a bitch that we knew there was no way in hell we were going to take that road again until we left the next day, so we spent Tuesday evening just camping.

Wednesday we packed up, drove the sonofabitch road back out and straight up to White Wolf campground, found a spot, pitched tent and then got moving straight down to Yosemite Valley, which was still an hour's drive away.  We rented bikes at Curry Village and rode them over to Mirror Lake and Happy Isles, then back to Curry to drop them off again.  I took the option to test out my new GoPro by strapping it my head for the bike ride - I still haven't even watched that back yet.  Overall this bike ride was probably my highlight of the trip.  AAA***** would recommend

After that we drove up to the Tunnel View for the obligatory Photo In Front Of Yosemite Valley, and then further up all the way to Glacier Point just in time for an epic sunset.  From there we also kind of cheated and got to see Vernal and Nevada Falls up close, by way of one of those public binocular stands.  Saved a hike, at least?  After sundown we drove back to White Wolf for the night.

This morning we drove back to the Valley to check out Bridalveil, which unfortunately is kind of a bust because I'm told that this time of year the fall is mostly dried up to barely a trickle.  No mind, we drove over to check out the main visitor's center and store and stuff, and then I took a quick dip in the river just under El Capitan.  Then home to Vegas.

All in all a pretty awesome trip.  Oh and out of the approximately twenty thousand other tourists we saw there was only about four black people.
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