So, you guys may not have noticed my absence from ShortFormBlog last week, but I was actually out in California for five days to cover the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo for the International Digital Times. Getting to go to the show was pretty amazing, and something I’ve been hoping to do since I started playing video games as a kid.
I know I don’t update this blog often anymore, but figured I’d pop in and leave a few links to some of my coverage for anybody that’s still following Manic, Chill and hoping to see an update from time to time.
Payday 2 Release Date Will Bring Better Graphics, New Heists And Enough Weaponry To Hold Off A Small Army [HANDS-ON]
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Combines Cel-Shading, Dark Comedy And More Than A Bit Of The Old Ultra Violence [HANDS-ON]
Saints Row 4: E3 Game Play Demo Drops The Bass, Laser Swords And The Most Super Powered President In History [HANDS-ON]
Warframe PlayStation 4 Port Features New Control Scheme, Same Awesome Cyber-Ninja Action [HANDS-ON]
Dead Rising 3: PC Port Inquiry Gets ‘No Comment’ From Dev Team
Also got a chance to meet Curren$y, Evander Holyfield, a few members of the GIant Bomb team, and a couple of other folks that made the trip to Los Angeles really awesome. Basically, what I’m saying is, you should probably try and go to E3 at some point in the future if you have the opportunity. It’s pretty fun.
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The contrast between George Romney and his son Mitt — a contrast both in their business careers and in their willingness to come clean about their financial affairs — dramatically illustrates how America has changed…
First, however, let’s talk about what it meant to get rich in George Romney’s America, and how it compares with the situation today.
What did George Romney do for a living? The answer was straightforward: he ran an auto company, American Motors. And he ran it very well indeed: at a time when the Big Three were still fixated on big cars and ignoring the rising tide of imports, Romney shifted to a highly successful focus on compacts that restored the company’s fortunes, not to mention that it saved the jobs of many American workers…
Now fast-forward to Romney the Younger, who made even more money during his business career at Bain Capital. Unlike his father, however, Mr. Romney didn’t get rich by producing things people wanted to buy; he made his fortune through financial engineering that seems in many cases to have left workers worse off, and in some cases driven companies into bankruptcy.
— Mitt’s Gray Areas
"What Gov. Romney and his advisers don’t seem to understand is this: If you’re a worker whose job went overseas, you don’t need somebody trying to explain to you the difference between outsourcing and offshoring, you need someone who’s going to wake up every day and fight for American jobs and investment here in the United States."
I’m not going to sit here and pretend that everything is getting better as fast as anybody was hoping for, but let’s be honest about something. The President was right on this one.
You don’t win elections by correcting people after they’ve just been told they don’t have a job. Let them call it what they want while you, as the President, focus on the economy. The general idea is for people not to need to know the difference between unemployment situations.
- cocaine Uruguay, like many countries in Latin America, is struggling to fight against black-market drug dealers that are selling drugs like cocaine and the crack-like pasta basica, and in recent years has seen an uptick in crime as a result.
- marijuana In an effort to push drug users away from the harder stuff, the country is currently debating whether to start selling marijuana to adults, tax it, and use the taxes to pay for drug rehabilitation. Think this would work, guys? source
I don’t think you could “sell” legalization anywhere in the United States without diverting massive portions of the tax revenue to fund schools, infrastructure improvements, etc but there’s no reason that a portion of those taxes couldn’t also fund a program like this too. Personally, I think it’s a brilliant idea, and feel like a bit of a moron for having never thought of something like this before.
"I’m very, very disappointed. I am disappointed that my campaign manager forwarded an e-mail that would include any member of my family in policy discussions."
Representative Marsha Looper • Commenting on campaign manager Lana Fore-Warkocz’s decision to include her son in a recent email praising Looper for voting against a civil unions bill in Colorado. The message pointed to Looper’s decision to vote against the bill, even though her son was homosexual, as proof of her commitment to her ideals. Unfortunately, the email also outed Looper’s son, who had not previously discussed his sexuality publicly. Yikes. source(via • follow)
Family Values: You’re doing it wrong.