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squeebies  ·  3067 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: On Jumping to Conclusions

I enjoyed reading all the comments. (Grade a lurker actually states something) Thanks all.

squeebies  ·  3137 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Who Wants Some Hubski Stickers?

Thanks heaps, pm sent.

squeebies  ·  3138 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Who Wants Some Hubski Stickers?

I'd love a couple of different ones. How do we arrange it. I can private message my address, but how do I send cash for the stickers and postage.

squeebies  ·  3139 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Who Wants Some Hubski Stickers?

Do you send to Australia?

squeebies  ·  3141 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Lurker roll call

Yeah I like the stuff others like to avoid. I do have a generally cynical outlook on both topics though. I usually have to slf censor to avoid upsetting others.

Maybe a prod or two occasionally will make me more active on hubski. Lurking is one thing, but ignoring is quite another.

squeebies  ·  3145 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Lurker roll call

I dunno, maybe. I been lurking on a daily basis since mid 2011. It's only got better.

squeebies  ·  3148 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Lurker roll call

I'm a class A lurker. Been doin so a long time. Sometimes I wish I had more to contribute, but I'm always too busy or have nothing inspiring to share. Thanks to all who regularly post and comment. Stimulating and never the average internet drivel.

squeebies  ·  3182 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Inequality Problem

Anything that argues that the minimum wage in the USA doesn't need to be raised is bullshit. He argues that the poor need more hours not more per hour. What crap. Stopped reading there.

squeebies  ·  3240 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What It's Like To Fail: From TV Writer to Homeless Man

Damn straight, with a name like that, it figures. #dumbmarijuanaplussuperiority

squeebies  ·  3305 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski T-Shirt Concept

Why do people wear football shirts, I can't understand that? Same thing really.

squeebies  ·  3352 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Worst Interview Ever

Lol. She's an idiot.

squeebies  ·  3366 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: [48 HOURS] The Morsi Code

I don't know who started posting stuff from NFSWCORP but thank you. I have been a happy subscriber now for a couple of weeks.

squeebies  ·  3366 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: McDonald's can't figure out how its workers survive on minimum wage

I understand how the lobbying works, it really is a sad state of affairs. Laws and policies are influenced by money. We have similar prob;ems here in Australia but nowhere near the extent as in America. Here politicians still try and hide who they're in bed with and we have limits to what your dollars can get you.

Ultimately it all comes down to dollars, we have a two party system here where votes are passed onto the two parties as preferences and I'm cynical enough to have zero faith in my politicians promises and intentions.

Sooooo, I've finally realised the way of the world and now donate money to a group calld GetUp on a weekly basis and additionally for other serious matters. They are having great success in Australia bringing issues to the public that people wouldn't otherwise know about. Then, more importantly, getting money and signed petitions out of people to combat the issue with campaigning, advertising and lobbying.

That could be the future of positive change, money from the masses.

squeebies  ·  3366 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: McDonald's can't figure out how its workers survive on minimum wage

I can't even believe the minimum wage in the USA, it's half what it is in Australia. 40 hours at minimum wage there is the same as unemployment benefits in Australia, which you are entitled to indefinitely while unemployed.

I think the generally high pay, which equals high tax, which equals good unemployment benefits (simply put) leads to a solid standard of living for all in Australia.

Corporate profits really seem to rule supreme in the USA. Unbelievable that your government really supports the rich. Sad really.

squeebies  ·  3414 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Imprisoned CIA Torture Whistleblower John Kiriakou Pens “Letter from Loretto”

Wow. Great letter. This guy is a real hero. A demonstration if fascist America. To qoute a comment 'torture is a crime, reporting a crime is not a crime'. Well said

squeebies  ·  3415 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski's shortcomings: What are they?

Sometimes I'd just like to see all the posts that have been made by everybody, running backwards chronologically, regardless of how many dots the wheel has. That's how I used to like to explore.

squeebies  ·  3428 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: GeoGuessr

I got 11083

squeebies  ·  3432 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Wayfarers Player's Reference Book Review by Anthony Holtberg

*buy your books ;)

squeebies  ·  3432 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Wayfarers Player's Reference Book Review by Anthony Holtberg

Hi MK, I just read the review given about Wayfarers and it sounds great. It brings back many memories of roleplaying I did in the late 80s and early 90s. I think if I was still playing it would have been right up my ally.

After playing many RPGs, mostly AD&D 2nd Ed, I settled on playing a game called Palladium with 3 friends. Our GM loosely used the rules and we played by creating a story between the GM and the players. The main idea was we were people and really didn't want to get into fights with monsters lager than us, especially in large numbers. Fights were avoided at all costs or planned to guarantee victory. Puzzling plots and rhymes and riddles were the things we dwelt on. Dice roles were arbitrarily made by the GM, sometimes bypassed for ingenuity, sometimes results ignored as it didn't fit the plot.

The long and short of it is I reminisce about the campaign I played with my GM, which was long weekends of play that passed quickly as the story unfolded. My character got to level 5 in a year. It went for 3 years, we roleplayed hard to finish the story before I moved away from Tasmania. I finished at level 12 and I ended up playing 2 characters as one person moved away but th character was integral to the plot.

Anyway I'm rambling, just showing how much I enjoyed what we termed as 'real role playing', not dungeon bashing unrealistic dice rolling crap.

2 points. First, I love the multiple d20 system, seems a great way round the hit mechanics etc. Second, love the combat being seriously deadly, that is brilliant to me.

Well done, an impressive sounding game, if I still roleplayed I would but your books today.

Wow. Unbelievable. Makes me glad I'm Australian. Hang on, we're not far behind. Where is it all leading? What will it take to stop?

squeebies  ·  3488 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 600 followers

I liked the story, it has a poingnacy that rings true with me.How come you only follow 4 people? Sorry I had to ask.

squeebies  ·  3495 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The word on the Bird

Why try get some cash together when people have already made offers to pass on a computer? Surely the postage will be cheaper. I just like the idea of things being passed on to a home that needs it, maybe a bit of attention and good to go. We don't fix enough things in our throw away society. Send littlebirdie the T500 AND the black mac, surely one will be good enough.

squeebies  ·  3501 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Truth About Women in Combat - The Daily Beast

Agreed

squeebies  ·  3503 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: TED is a new Ruppert Murdoch

Wow. Sounds ridiculous. Way to make money off other people sharing good ideas too.

squeebies  ·  3811 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: More tasteless social media scrapes
I can't believe someone can make such base, degrading, narrow minded and demeaning comments and happily post their smiling face with it. To quote the mindless imbeciles 'WTF'