Was it not the Sapphire "Sage" that set these events into motion? I have my reasons for doubting the sincerity and goals of this "advisor". Mark my words, the "Sage" plays his game thinking us all fools, and that will lead to our downfall. You may play that role he has assigned you but I refuse. I will find a cure in my own way.
<<Sitting back with a glass of wine>>
Please, prattle on. Don't mind me as I chuckle at your feeble endevours.
<<Raises the glass>>
Paul Rees wrote:
We sat down and figured it out. That still only comes out to +15 for the morningstar. (+7 from base creature, +1 for masterwork weapon, +2 fighter class, +2 good hope, +3 from bard song).
Going through and doing it off memory, I can get another +2 from using the Advanced template. But that would make a harpy a CR7 not CR6 as listed in the mod. Alone, the 8 harpies are a CR 14 encounter. Add in the harpy queen, and you're looking at a CR 16 (didn't get a good look at the harpy queen just now that she is 10th level bard, but if she's advanced like the others...).
Just got done playing it. How the eff did the harpy warbirds have a BAB of 17? I sat done after the TPK and did the math and WITH bard song could only get the BAB up to +15. (Base creature +7, fighter +2, mw weapon +1, good hope +2 only = 12.) I couldn't find anything feat wise that would account for the extra +5.
I love Campbell. Not so much for character, but because of setting/description. There were parts of that novel that had me wanting to take a shower.
I always get those terms mixed up. For some reason they sound the same to me.
Im a in home care provider that cares for patients during there end of life struggles..pretty burned out..dont know whats next
Sorry to hear it. My friend Laura has been doing it for 6 months and is already looking for another job. I don't see how you guys could do that. I used to volunteer at a nursing home and would bring my dog with. Just the short time I did that got to me.
I thought that the mandatory requirement was a bad idea and it sounds like you've confirmed it. The surface/air pins really weren't a big deal. They were sprinkles on a donut, they look pretty, but don't actually change the flavor at all.
Before they became mandatory, they were make or break on an exam. Had I had my surface pin I would have made 2nd class first time up. Another example were the two PO2 OS's that were up for PO1. Andy and Keith both had their surface pin but Keith also had his air pin. Andy scored a couple of points of higher on the test than did Keith but missed out on getting advanced. Keith made PO1 because of the air pin.
My big thing about making them mandatory is that it became a quota game. Rules and regs were being broken left and right and no one cared. It wasn't about being able to run things in CIC or engineering. It was about knowing how it all came together. How things worked on the ship. But now you have guys who can't tell you what 01-110-1-C means or where it is. Who don't know were the repair lockers are or what a boundary-men does. In case of a NBC attack, they won't know where to go or what to do. And from what I saw, now that they are mandatory, they no longer carry the same weight as they used to when it came exam time.
I know. When I was stationed in Monterey at the Naval Postgrad School, one of my civilian co-workers had been trying for six years to get a job with the State Deptartment. But she was shooting for a much higher position than I will be. Her competition was guys with at least one PhD and a couple Master's degrees. Last I heard, she got a job with State but in a different position. I have to wait a year until I can file for an internship. Way different route than she took.
Comrade Anklebiter wrote:
And that, at least as far as this internet conversation goes, needs to be proven. You can tell me to go read the basic history if you like, but I'm not going to go read Herzl or Jabotinsky or Weizmann or any of those other dudes.
As I've said, I've put it on the backburner right now. There may be something somewhere else that suggests or proves otherwise, but I only do the research between semesters, so...
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
I thought about it. It's been very tempting. My ideal situation would to work for the State Dept., live in Thailand and get my PhD in Thai history. My soon-to-be-ex wants me to be an economic major. Right now I'm an Asian Studies major with a minor in International Relations. But I am toying with the idea of swapping. There's a lot of overlap so...
I always used warm water (i.e. room temp). I learned the hard way when I caught on fire at work. The closest hospital didn't have a burn unit so they called for an ambulance to take me to the hospital that did. IN the mean time they put ice on me. When I got to the burn unit the nurses and doctors there were PISSED. I had to be treated for hyperthermia before I could go in for surgery. It did almost as much damage to the tissue as the fire did. When I was finally coherent enough to talk to the surgeon he told me that. It broke my skin cells down enough that they couldn't reproduce and I ended up having to undergo three surgeries instead of two.
A lot of Ramsey Campbell books take place in and around Liverpool. Are you talking about Creatures of the Pool?
Comrade Anklebiter wrote:
What I'm saying is that there wouldn't BE a state of Israel if not for the christian zionist movement.
Actually, you needed to know that stuff when you were getting your warfare pin which used to be after you got all your basic qualifications done. Stuff like serving on the fire party (shipboard fire fighting), all the different quarterdeck watches (Messenger of the watch, Petty Officer of the Watch), and Ship-Self Defense Force (for when marines weren't on board/auxillary to the Master-of-Arms in case of emergencies). Once they made the pins mandatory, knowing that stuff went out the window. I've seen guys right of boot camp and "A"-school get their pins within a week of reporting to the ship and not be able to tell you anything about the ship.
Other stuff that you had to know: where the repair lockers are, what kind of powerplant the ship used and how it functioned, the weapon systems, what kind of aircraft was on it and their functions and abilities, etc. When I got out, the entire warfare pin system was a joke. The test for the pins is given in two parts. The first was a written part and the second was the oral board in which you stood in front of a senior person from the different departments and they fired questions at you. You could pass the written and fail the oral.
There were four blue-shirts in my division. On the day of our deployment, one of the chiefs we worked with came down and grabbed our Air and Surface Warfare books and took off with them. Two days later she came back and the books were signed off. Taped to the books were who was going to be on our board, what questions they were going to ask, and what kind of case of soda to bring. Somehow we managed to pass our written exam without ever taking it and were going to take the oral exam. The questions I was going to be asked: What is the name of the ship? (USS Theodore Roosevelt) What does the "N" mean in CVN? (Nuclear) And what is our first port of call? (Palma, Majorica Spain) When I sat in on my friend's board, the only question he was asked was "Who was Theodore Roosevelt?"
--With a dismissive wave of his hand--
And again with the ignorance. You hold the very same position that has brought nought but harm to the very Prince that you "claim" to serve. Go back whence you came and allow those of us with wiser heads and far seeing eyes to deal with the attempted murder of the most beloved Ruby Prince.
I'd suggest you follow your own advice. The Christian Zionist movement started more than 100 years BEFORE WWII and about 20 years before oil became an American thing. The Jewish Zionist movement was/is more secular but got more of a push from Christians millienial dispensationalists.
When it comes to Israel, religion trumps anything else.
Except the Jews dropped the idea long before the Nazi's were ever even dreamed of.
Comrade Anklebiter wrote:
For Herzl and Co., the idea came from the British. They received more support if they went back to the Middle East. Even now, evangelical christians have a lot of pull with the Israeli government. There was a poll in Israel a couple of years ago that showed that majority of both Israelis and Palestinians agreed that going back to the 1967 borders would go a long way to bringing about peace. But it never got any play over here. If you listen to those on the right, you keep hearing how bad it would be to do so.
Right now, I've put my research on pause cause school justed started back up and I have papers to write.
Zionism is all about bringing about biblical prophecy, in that Christ will return to the world only when the Jews have returned to the perceived historical boundaries of Israel. It began in the early 1800's in Britian and moved to the U.S. and then back to Europe. Argentina was the original goal. I was really surprised too once I started looking into it.
Edited to add: Herzl actually wanted to include the arabs, muslims, and etc...into the Israeli state, once they decided on Palestine.
Actually, it was very religious driven. It was very biblically based and pushed. Religion drove the geo-political dealings. Go back and read the literature and see for yourself. The original jewish plan was to settle in an area of Argentina.
It wasn't anglo-american but very british. Zionism was first proposed during the turbulent break between Luther and the Catholic church. German anti-semitism was also born from Luther's Jews and Their Lies. It didn't gain traction until the early 1800's in britian. Jews themselves didn't start looking at re-establishing the state of Israel until the mid-1880's, and even then they were talking more about settling in South America. It wasn't until the 1890's/early 1900's that they really started looking at Palestine. Millenial dispensationalists were the driving force behind the creation of Israel because they believe that it would begin the End of Days.
Yes. A 2 year old is going to understand all that. Obama's dad left the family when he was 2 and didn't see his son again until he was 8 or 9. And then, it was very brief. My dad left the family when I was 3 and I spent a christmas with him when I was 10. That was it. But by D'Souza's logic, I'm a card-carrying member of the KKK because my dad was (is?). Even though I'm married to an african-american woman and I've never been to a clan rally (unless you count going to a tea party meeting).
Just watching the trailers and listening to him speak...There's a huge disconnect and a willful ignorance.
Here in Norfolk, I avoid the Norva. Last time I was there was when Megadeth did toured for the 20th anniversary for Peace Sells. Slayer was the opening band followed by Testament. Halfway through Testament's set the sound system went completely sucktastic. When Megadeth hit the stage...Dave announced that they were going to play three new songs before they got into Peace Sells. We still have no idea what the first three songs were. If you didn't knew the Peace Sells album...you were screwed. It hasn't gotten better.
Best concerts I've gone to have been Scum of the Earth and Weird Al. Scum of the Earth was a lot of fun because there were maybe two dozen of us and the band was very friendly. Halfway through Riggs got into an argument about Spongebob's laugh. That took about 15 minutes. For their encore, they took requests. Weird Al was Weird Al. Costumes and everything.
I've had the chance to meet Dave Mustaine. He does appreciate his fans and will stand up for them. One of the vendors started jacking up the price on merchandise and Dave had a fit about it. That was cool. Afterward though...he was still very much a douche. Never talked to the fans he was doing autographs for. The rest of the band was cool, though.
Say what you will about Metallica and Megadeth, Metallica hasn't "dated" themselves. Songs on the last couple of Megadeth albums have been lyrically dated.