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Early Look At the New Wolfenstein Game

Soulskill posted more than 5 years ago | from the killing-nazis-is-a-now-national-pastime dept.

First Person Shooters (Games) 88

Attendees of this year's GDC were given an early look at Wolfenstein, the new shooter in development by id and Raven. We've previously discussed the "Veil" ability that protagonist BJ Blazkowicz uses to hide himself, and much of the coverage relates to how it affects gameplay. "Early on, Blazkowicz stumbles upon an experiment and manages to blow it up, releasing waves of ethereal blue material. The Veil seems to turn gravity on and off as Blazkowicz tries to escape the area, making for some very original gunplay. ... The folks on hand told me that the Veil would be incorporated into game's multiplayer, but wouldn't go into details." A trailer for the game is available at Joystiq, and they had this to say: "Wolfenstein's look and gameplay is dated — and not in a retro chic way. Without the Veil, the game could be mistaken for a last-gen title, so the game's success rests on how compelling this feature will be throughout an entire playthrough."

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Obama Policies Will Bankrupt USA Tsarkon Reports (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27397941)

Obama Policies Will Bankrupt USA Tsarkon Reports
(Note: We are not a GOP-sters, Republicans or affiliated with any parties, and as George Washington warned against parties We do not believe in parties and, unlike most people, We evaluate every issue on a case by case basis and do not defer to the judgments of politicians who are corrupted and untrustworthy as a group.)

Obama is controlled by the same people as Bush see The Obama Deception documentary [youtube.com]

Yuan Forwards Show China May Buy Fewer Treasuries, UBS Says [bloomberg.com]
Anemic Treasury auction effects felt beyond bonds [reuters.com]
The Sherminator Kicks Some Wall Street Ass [dailybail.com]
China Angry That Fed Is Deliberately Destroying The Dollar [bloomberg.com]
China suggests switch from dollar as reserve currency [bbc.co.uk]
What are the reserve currencies? [wsj.net]
Anatomy of a taxpayer giveaway to investors [ml-implode.com]
Geithner rescue package 'robbery of the American people' [telegraph.co.uk]
Geithner just put only the rich in Titanics lifeboats [examiner.com]
Geithner Plan Will Rob US Taxpayers [cnbc.com]
A False Choice [viewfromsi...valley.com]
Bargain-hunting house buyers wearing on sellers ajc.com [ajc.com]
Time to Take the Steering Wheel out of Geithner's Hands [alternet.org]
Socialising and Privatising [freeradical.co.nz]
Fannie, Freddie to pay out bonuses [politico.com]
Fitch Raises Prime Jumbo Loan Loss Estimates Sharply [researchrecap.com]

Chinas central bank on Monday proposed replacing the US dollar as the international reserve currency with a new global system controlled by the International Monetary Fund [ft.com]

- Russia on an new world reserve currency: It is necessary to work out and adopt internationally recognized standards for macroeconomic and budget policy, which are binding for the leading world economies, including the countries issuing reserve currencies - the Kremlin proposals read. [en.rian.ru]

- President Barack "The Teleprompter" Obama is deeply connected to corruption. Rahm Emanuel, his Chief of Staff, is radical authoritarian statist whose father was part of the murderous civilian-killing Israeli terrorist organization known as IRGUN who is obsessed with gun control and compulsory service to the country in a capacity which he has yet to define. (Think brown-shirts.) Barack is intimately connected to disgraced Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (Rahm inherited Rod's federal-congress seat). Barack Obama is also connected to William Ayers (who ghost-wrote his books); Ayers is a man who promotes the concept that civilian collateral damage is ok in a war against freedom. Saul Alinsky, a man who made the quote as follows, "From all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom - Lucifer," is a man who had much influence on the young Barack Obama. A man who admired Lucifer for gaining his own kingdom in an act of rebellion. Barack also subscribed to Preacher Jeremiah Wright, who is himself a Afro-elitist who wants all the people who largely "pay the freight" to suffer at the hands of angry African-American mobs. There are over 30 million Americans on food stamps, and more blacks are in prison and on food-stamps per capita than anyone else. The problem with Wright is simply this: the facts are "racist." There is no conspiracy against African Americans here by citizens.
- Obama himself is a racist, an AIPAC-bootlicker, corrupted to the bone Chicago-style and a traitor to the US Constitution and a liar whose real "legal" name could very well be Barry Sotero and an Indonesian citizen (The US does not allow plural citizenship) (If you care, not that it matters anymore under a lawless authoritarian totalitarian regime such as Barack Obama's, you can see more here at an aggregator; obamacrimes.info [obamacrimes.info] )
- Raytheon lobbyist in Pentagon, many lobbyists getting exemptions even though Obama promised not to have them. This is one of many things Obama has lied about.
- Goldman Sachs insider second in command at Treasury. Bumbling tax cheat idiot Timothy Geithner in "command" of Treasury, with 17 positions unfilled as of late March 2009.
- Obama's cabinet has had several nominees and appointees with multiple tax fraud issues.
- Obama lied about having a new degree of accountability and a "sunshine" period for new laws; Obama has signed bills with little or no time for public review at whitehouse.gov as promised. In fact, one of the largest spending bills in US history was passed into law with several members of the House and Senate telling the public there was no time to review the bill, let alone the public.
- Pork Spendulus Bill (The Stimulus Bill) contained language that came directly from Tom Daschle (who published a book detailing his machinations to slip healthcare under the radar in some back portion of a budgeting bill). This language included the funding and authority to set up a central database of all medical treatments rendered, and the Stimulus bill also contains language that alters the Medicare-style instructions to doctors: The most economic treatments should now be used, no longer use the treatments with the most efficacy. Rationed health care, courtesy of a disgraced tax cheat, Tom Daschle. When you relatives are dying in a state hospital because their quota was reached, see how you feel.
- Obama appointed a Second-Amendment violating-denying Rich-pardoning treasonist Eric Holder as AG, a man who helped a fugitive evade justice and thinks of Americans and cowardly racists.
- Obama has put no money at all in for a single new nuclear power plant but wants to help bridges and roads - apparently to promote more driving.
- Obama, Blagojevich and Rahm Emanuel have a lot to hide. They literally lived very close to each other, Rahm had (until being Obama's Chief of staff) Blagojevich's old federal congressional seat. Blagojevich helped "The Teleprompter" Obama cheat his way to the Illinois senate by getting other candidates thrown off the ballot in Illinois. Why do you think Blagojevich was so mad? Obama did owe him, big time. Rahm and Obama are preemptively using Blagojevich and trying to publically malign and discredit him because he has information that can bring Obama and Rahm Emanuel down. This is the true face of Obama, ruthless, calculating conniving cheat that will stop at nothing to gain and retain power at any cost breaking any rule.
- Tony Rezko, Iraqi Arms Dealer Nahdmi Auchi, and of course Aiham Alsammarae. Barack "The Teleprompter" Obama is so corrupted it's a joke. He is connected to international arms dealers, shady property dealings and people of ill repute to gain what he needs from them: financial bootstrapping of his campaign to rule America.
- Fools and "useful idiots" twist the US Federal Budget pie charts by leaving welfare, workfare, interest on debt, social security, Medicare and Medicaid out and focusing only on non-whole "discretionary" pie charts.
2007 high level pie chart, Federal Budget, USA [wikimedia.org]
2009 Pie chart, detailed, Federal Budget, USA [wikimedia.org]
Now Obama wants to drastically expand the areas of the budget which are getting the most funding by far. There is simply not enough money to fund the obligations made to the public thus far (Unfunded debt obligations which are to pay for the guarantees of social security), let alone Medicare, Medicaid, welfare and other social spending which seeks to guarantee a standard of living to people which is lower what they could gain for themselves. This is an attempt to break the middle class' back so they now need government aid to survive.
- Barack Obama is drastically increasing spending and creating more entitlements that will make the US less competitive (especially against China, India, East Europe/Russia). This will be a huge disaster and "change you can believe in" will strap you, your children and your grandchildren with more debt. "No taxation without representation!" Obama is spending money for the next two-three generations and they can't even vote yet, or even have been born. This is co-opting those who cannot vote to pay for this man's reckless and illegal endeavor to make everyone a feudal serf of the federal government.
- An alternative to the dollar and a forex and a reserve currency came up at the last G20 meeting. The world will not take faith in Obama's liar-socialist spending and welfare state, why should the taxpayers (plebian citizen-slaves of a police state)?
- The spending going on now vastly eclipses all previous spending. In fact, the massive trillion plus debts is a thing of the 80's onwards. Congress signs the checks, remember that year after year, as egregious as the pentagon spending is, that the social spending is completely a waste of money and it is unfunded over the long term. Eisenhower built the interstate highway system, the USA could build a new power infrastructure with this money but instead this money is being pissed into creating more of an entitlement system that is still unfunded, and without massive head-taxes and far more aggressive progressive taxes, could never be funded.
- The budgeting being done today were recently reported by a non-partisan auditing commission will lead to about 10 TRILLION in new debt over the next 10 years. Obama is going to double the national debt while doing nothing to address the unfunded debt obligations of Social Security, or address any of the out of control egregious spending going on today via the budgets, the federal reserve and its taxation via inflation, or by bailouts and stimulus bills. This is the worst, most unintelligent and most hated congress in the history of the United States, and we have a seriously incompetent and potentially dangerous-to-the-free-constitutional-republic Barack Obama rubber stamping this bloody mess.
- Clinton appointed David Walker of the GAO, he recently quit; the unfunded debt obligations have rendered the USA insolvent according to accounting standards. The USA is already broke and cannot conceivably pay its obligations today.
Taxpayers on the hook for $59 trillion [usatoday.com]
US Public Debt Unfunded Debt Obligations [wikipedia.org]
- Most of the world population gets nothing from their governments, or a very bare minimum or services that benefit only the upper echelons of society. However, the liar Barack Obama says the USA needs his universal "state-hospital" rationed health care to be competitive. This is pure folderol and a lie. China and India give nothing, and they are the biggest threat to the American worker. By forcing healthcare and higher taxes, Americans will be less competitive.

- If you think 60% tax rates end to end (income, accounts receivable tax, building permit tax, CDL tax, cigarette tax, corporate income tax, dog license tax, federal income tax, unemployment tax, gasoline tax, hunting license tax, fishing license tax, waterfowl stamp tax, inheritance tax, inventory tax, liquor tax, luxury tax, Medicare tax, city, school and county property tax (up 33 percent last 4 years), real estate tax, social security tax, road usage tax, toll road tax, state and city sales tax, recreational vehicle tax, excise tax, state franchise tax, state unemployment tax, telephone federal excise tax, telephone federal state and local surcharge tax, telephone minimum usage surcharge tax, telephone state and local tax, utility tax, vehicle license registration tax, capital gains tax, lease severance tax, oil and gas assessment tax, airport and FAA taxes and fees, estate tax, misc internet sales tax and many more taxes that I can't recall at the moment) will make the US competitive, along with compulsory programs to provide everyone with health care is going to make the US competitive in the age of India and China, you are incapable of understanding what it takes to build and maintain a successful industrialized republic.

- As the US nationalizes/rations healthcare to the least common denominator of affordability without regard to efficacy, people with money will simply look into medical tourism so those with money can go to medical parks in India and get real health care. Those who have lived in Canada or in the UK can tell you "free" healthcare is not a panacea. If you think this, you are again, a useful idiot. The NHS in the UK has given bad blood and Hepatitis and AIDS infected blood to people, and Jade Goody who just died was misdiagnosed twice resulting in her death (She was "all cleared" twice of the cervical cancer which she just died of). The NHS in the UK is not able to be sued or held accountable. Neither will Obama's rationed health care service for America.
- Sorry to bust the socialist bubble, but support of these types of policies will simply lower the standard of living in the USA, particularly for the middle class. At least at the end of the Eisenhower projects the USA got roads to show for the spending, and with this new spending, the USA could have built power plants that get the USA out of funding the middle east via constant demand for middle-eastern oil, but the age of government for the sake of government is upon us, and the useful idiots line up and believe empty promises.
- The pentagon along with Bechtel, Kroll, Bluewater, Halliburton, etc, could get less than half of what they get today, but that will fix nothing fundamental in terms of government spending. It is simply not enough to make a difference when compared to the Medicare, Medicaid, welfare, workfare and social security entitlements.
See: YouTube - US Government Immorality Will Lead to Bankruptcy [youtube.com]
- If Obama thinks its ok to lie to 300 million people about being able to "take care of them" without even being honest about what that care would look like, then being an idiot and believing in Obama is for you.
- The head of the IRS and the head of the Treasury, Timothy Geithner, is a Tax Cheat
- Lied about no lobbyists - their numbers are growing within Obama's ranks as he issues exemptions.
- The US Government already has over 50% of the budget spent on Medicare, Medicaid, welfare, workfare and social security. Socialists: Good job on that one, its working great. Solution to the current near-collapse-due-to-over-spending: add more unfunded entitlements! And this is still a "George Bush" budget. Over half is being spend on Medicare, Medicaid, welfare, workfare and social security.
- This man is such a propagandist that he invented "The Office of the President Elect," the seals, the flags, the podium and that forum was all props and the media never once questioned any of it. It was an invention. This is the power of Obama, technicalities and rules do not apply.
- The Socialist-liars can break my spirit and my financial back to force me to "need" a federal government that is turning this country into a police state and is turning it into a quasi-socialist lie, but I will, I must put up a fight. I have kids to educate and feed, and the stuff the pseudo-socialist authoritarian Obama sells (which is failing to various degrees everywhere else as implemented) is simply forcing a culture of failure on a once great, libertarian free country.
- I will not be complacent with your "change," and there will be a point where civil war will become an option. See how hard you can push before you get it. How much more than half can the truly productive workers in this country afford to pay. Keep pushing to find out how to start a civil war. The scariest thing about Obamabots is the amount of pleasure they derive from completely defying the US Constitution and giving the government non-enumerated non-extant powers to rule over everyone's quality of life.
- The socialist-lie of a plan will not work, its not fundable, it will destroy the currency to fund it, and its really as simple as this: if this insanity is funded by borrowing from the US's economic and military adversaries then Obama and his socialist cabal is not fit to administrate society. Rome fell. Kings who mis-manged their treasuries all fell. Every example of unhinged spending leads to the same result: systemic collapse.
- Obama and his sycophantic lunatics would want to have a civil war to get Obama's way and force the socialist-lie system on my already tax paying law abiding ass. And as far as "no new taxes" for those under 250k, its a lie, the tax is called inflation, which is set to begin just about now that the Chinese wont want the USA's worthless treasuries to fund the socialist-lie fantasy (one that COMMUNIST China doesn't even try and sell to its people!) Also, what Obama fails to mention is the states are now compelled to implement his new rules, and to follow the rules the states must raise taxes. Obama may not tax those under 250k, but every last one of the 50 states will.
- Barack Obama's numbers don't add up. There is a $59 trillion dollar hole (UFDO) in social security alone. AIG $150 billion here, TARP $350 billion there. $800 billion for a highly dubious pork laden stimulus package. Another one on the way. $59 trillion hole in the balance sheet IGNORED. China saying they aren't going to buy treasuries, calling for new reserve currencies, Clinton clamoring to find buyers now. $3.6 trillion dollar budget, potential military action on Mexico, Iran still a "terrorist state" at the behest of the AIPAC, spending up, dollar about to fall, inflation over time since Breton Woods extremely easy to document, yet, the socialist-liars question when the numbers (the Federal Government numbers) simply don't add up to the point where if the US-GOV was a company it would be insolvent.
-How dare the taxpayers question what Barack Obama's drastic spending increases are going to do to the purchasing power of our savings because Barack Obama wants to recklessly spend and try to maintain and American empire AND guarantee a standard of living, and Obama doesn't even want to build a single nuclear power plant to do it? Barack Obama must be a complete and total lunatic moron at best. He is a man child, akin to Michael Jackson, who does not live in the real world. This guy has turned the White House into a Neverland Ranch.
- Obama is either a negligent idiot or an unhinged maniac with delusional fantasies. Meanwhile, Obama's tax dodging Treasury Secretary has 17 unfilled positions, the Treasury Dept. isn't even functioning at this point while the rest of the world steadily loses faith in one of the two things that makes the USA relevant in the world at all: the dollar as a "hard" or reserve currency and the US military.
- "General welfare" in the constitution was, according to the man who wrote it, Madison, meant to be extremely limited in scope. The federal government per the constitution doesn't even have the enumerated POWER to deal with economic messes. A lot of these "POWERS" were created while there is a crisis to dupe the public into accepting an un-constitutional authoritarian regime as the government and to usurp authority over the people.
- The USA is a constitutional republic. A democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting to eat a sheep. Also a constitutional republic isn't about using a barely-majority or a plurality to stuff your (un-fundable disastrous) crap down the disenfranchised other-half's throat.
- With Obama's authoritarian corrupted criminal (aiding and abetting a criminal in flight of prosecution, Rich case) Eric Holder in charge, we won't have our inalienable and enumerated rights to firearms much longer. For a constitutional law expert, Obama must have never read the federalist papers or he would simply hand himself as a traitor. Already there is talk of banning firearms to help Mexico's fight against the cartels. What they fail to mention is the firearms that are being used there are Mexican Military firearms being used by those who defected from the Mexican Army into the cartels directly! The firearms in question were sold to the Mexican military, over 170,000 soldiers are gone with the guns. And now the US citizens have to give up inalienable and enumerated rights? This is insanity.
- The arbitrary expansion of "general welfare" is not only unconstitutional, it may very well lead to a serious conflict on the issue.
- Here is a debate on general welfare and how stuff like this came to pass, but was clearly no intended by the authors of the document of root law.
In Federalist No. 41, James Madison asked rhetorically: "For what purpose could the enumeration of particular powers be inserted, if these and all others were meant to be included in the preceding general power?" (In reference to the general welfare clause)
So strongly did the founders believe that "general welfare" wouldn't be expanded as written:
In Federalist No. 84, Alexander Hamilton indirectly confirmed Madison's point. (That the "general welfare" clause was "clearly" not a free pass for government)
Hamilton argued that a bill of rights, which many were clamoring for, would be not only unnecessary, but dangerous. Since the federal government was given only a few specific powers, there was no need to add prohibitions: it was implicitly prohibited by the listed powers. If a proposed law a relief act, for instance wasn't covered by any of these powers, it was unconstitutional.
"why declare that things shall not be done which there is no power to do? Why, for instance, should it be said, that the liberty of the press shall not be restrained when no power is given by which restrictions may be imposed?"
Hamilton goes on to argue that making Amendments (e.g., enumerating Free speech, press and assembly) and enumerating the 'right' would have the following effect:
(A bill of rights) "would furnish, to men disposed to usurp, a plausible pretence for claiming that power that is, a power to regulate the press, short of actually shutting it down. "
"With respect to the words 'general welfare,' I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers (enumerated in the Constitution) connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators." --James Madison [The US Supreme Court has found the meaning of "general welfare" in the Constitution to be much more elastic than did Mr. Madison. But as the "author of the Constitution," what does he know?]
James Madison, when asked if the "general welfare" clause was a grant of power, replied in 1792, in a letter to Henry Lee,

If not only the means but the objects are unlimited, the parchment [the Constitution] should be thrown into the fire at once.

"...We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it...it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government , and to provide new Guards for their future security. ...--The Declaration of Independence
- Monetizing failures causes more. Japan showed us this for decades. But hey, Barack Obama is actually dumb enough to think you can fix a problem DECADES in the making with a quick fixer-upper. He is screwed in the head or, more likely, lying to the American public to quickly get done the things he wants to get done before he gets thrown out on his ass.
- The complaints are with the Federal government (in general) since Breton Woods. The Federal Government and Obama's minions STILL didn't listen to David Walker, a Clinton appointee and former head of the GAO. This isn't about political parties anymore- its about spending the future to the point where today collapses. History is replete with examples of fiat currencies and deficit spending leading to collapse.
- Show me a single federal budget that was less than the previous. If this $3.6T budget goes, it is never coming back barring systemic collapse. The only President to ever see the US Public Debt at $0 dollars is Andrew Jackson.
- The United States Federal Government, The United States Federal Reserve, and the banks which were enabled to continue down reckless paths by a quasi government agency known as the Federal Reserve whose actions are not subject to congress and whose members are unelected. This situation is untenable and unconstitutional.
- Every inflationary road taken in history ends in collapse. Keynesian policies are widely regarded as no longer workable. And while Ron Paul, Peter Schiff, David Walker, Nouriel Roubini, Warren Buffet and Jim Rodgers warn about or predict all the failures, people still refuse to listen to the possibility that the US economy may contract for many years, and spending at these levels is something that can give way to a collapse.
- Inflation is a tax: What ignorant tax and spenders don't take into account here is the relative percentages of people's wealth (both net and gross) and the costs of owning and maintaining houses, cars, standards of living.
- Inflation via deficit spending is going to make it such that you will be paying a lot more by percentage of your income to maintain a given standard of living. Obama's arguments are so poorly thought out and seek to blame "Republicans" for the mess, its really simply laughable - this unhinged budgeting and currency management crisis needs cleanup now, not worsening.
- You can't spend your way out of a hole if the creditors (e.g. China) start telling the USA they won't buy. It is that simple. Now America starts to have to collateralize the debt with assets. The USA will be selling off chunks of American assets to back the new debt. One day, it may even be necessary to sell Alaska back to Russia because no one will take greenbacks to prop up a failing version of a modern Rome.
- Ah, here we go with the Matthew Lesko arguments. [lesko.com]
Interest rates were on the rise before the government stepped in with free money for everyone (the fine print of course indicate massive strings attached).
Other economies, for example, India, have the central rates set to far more reasonable/realistic rates (at the moment ~ 8+%), which is still tends to be too low, but shows that if you need someone else capital you need to pay a premium for it, and given that capital is in short supply, it would stand to reason that a premium must be charged for it.
The problem is the unrealistic growth rates of mature economies don't allow for profiting via growth projections (rather than simply earning money). So the government steps in, turns on the free money spigot, gets the interest rates for savings down in the 1-2% range while diluting the value of the whole currency in order to prop up dying companies that ran the business like a Madhoff Ponzi scheme. Ponzi schemes need new money or they cease to exist. This is why the Federal Reserve is trying to issue more Reserve Notes. Without this fresh input of printed money, the Ponzi scheme will collapse.
- The Republicans aren't solely responsible for the crisis as Obama's minions would have you believe, congress is (no particular congress), the Executive of the US government (no particular one) and the US Federal Reserve System are all at fault.
- Fundamentally, the government is trying to fix the prices of various things to "make it all work." This pulling on the invisible hand is a fools venture. It was predicted long ago the housing collapse (and those, such as myself, in the know, wished while realizing the housing collapse coming that we were wrong for everyone's sake - but the truth is the truth) . It may be that the Austrian (von Mises) economists will ultimately be proven right.
- We are a nation of partially educated whiney grabby idiots, and we got the government that represents this. The Chinese, India and other up and coming nations will show no mercy for this arrogant abuse of our status as the world's forex reserves.
- War and asset sales will continue to be the only option for this scheme until it is corrected at the core. And to say that the government has already averted a depression by doing what they did (most of the monies injected wont be "felt" for some time), is just arrogance and stupidity. Price fixing prolonged the Great Depression. Price-fixing (or attempting to) houses will do the same, but probably worse.
- Obama's minions simply don't care if the US is bankrupted and rendered insolvent, they just want a say in how its done, presumably to "feel safe." Rather selfish.

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." AND "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." -- Benjamin Franklin (Possibly Richard Jackson)

- Everyone better realize that inflation will pay a major role in funding un-fundable fantasies, wiping the savers and the middle class out. The problem is, that other countries are growing tired of making our Federal Reserve notes worth something by buying our debt as treasuries. Obama's minions talk about spending, but in order to "get what YOU want" you will sell debt to potential economic and military adversaries? Real bright. What's really sad is that despite David Walker being an authority on these issues, people refuse to even watch him and listen to what he is saying. Instead of seeing the truth and the bottom line of the unfunded debt obligations, they want HOPE and CHANGE, which are simply concepts which the foolish change into their own personal hopes and changes, but Obama never bothered to outline what to hope for exactly or what he will be changing.
- We have a fraud, a huckster, an empty suit for a President, a Community Organizer. This man does not have the ability to formulate an original thought, or to command action. He is a know nothing that lives in a pretend world just like Michael Jackson ensconced himself in Neverland ranch, he will hide behind those who surround him, which happen to be incompetent people who have no compunction about spending the country into oblivion to achieve personal agendas.
- On the success of Canada and its form of Socialism: A huge country like Canada with massive amounts of uranium and tar sands and natural resources and a huge land mass with a scant 30 million people is an order of magnitude less of a problem to manage than a country with 10x its population, a serious leaky southern border, backfiring aggressive foreign policy, particularly with Iran, and the US is competing with countries like India and China whose middle classes are larger than the US's entire population. The top 5 students in every Indian and Chinese primary school out numbers all the kids in primary school in the US. Canada is a idyllic island, the USA is front and center in an all out economic and political clash of ideologies.
- Cap and trade (and pollution control for solving global problems) will never work unless the top 10 countries in the world (in terms of GDP, manufacturing capacity and population) are on board. Period. end. If the world doesn't quickly move to nuclear now and fusion shortly, it is over. Possibly not if every home on the planet gets a wind vane, but that seems unlikely to happen (since its possible now).
- Keynes calls it "the paradox of thrift" and suggested that policies forcing people not to save is a "good idea." The guy wanted people spending all the time, or if he didn't, he never conveyed that to his protégés well enough for them to not do what they are doing. Right now the plebeians in the US are actually stashing cash, and everyone from Obama to the media is trying to get people to spend spend spend. The best thing for the long term is for people to prepare for the coming hell, not set out with no reserves.
- I have seen Keynes invoked to justify nearly every bad move in the past decade, and its warming up to be a potential currency collapse, the collapse of the US Treasury and Federal Reserve notes, and a collapse of the NYSE. And then they invoke Keynes to suggest the best way out of the mess is to spend out of an already near-critically debt massed black hole.
- A house is run like a town is run like a country or business is run like a state is run like a government. If there are things the government is doing that would either force your home into bankruptcy or into jail via fraud charges, then the government and banks shouldn't be operating in that fashion. A certain degree of stretchy liquidity is in order, but in terms of percent of GDP, there is no way of justifying what they US has now.
- Iceland failed at 850 percent debt to GDP. The US is at 350 and rising. It is not a good thing at all.
- What is happening to the dollar as a forex standard. [youtube.com]
- March 19, 2009 C-SPAN - "Let's Quit Destroying Our Dollar!" [youtube.com]
- HR 1207 (A bill to make the Fed more accountable and to answer questions regarding the dollar policy) [loc.gov]

Title: Obama sidetracked by fiscal mess, but presses on [yahoo.com]
"Being heard above the din may prove difficult. Lawmakers are wrangling over taxing people who got big bonuses and worrying the president's budget could generate $9.3 trillion in red ink over the next decade."
- Kremlin to pitch new global currency [infowars.com]
Russia proposes creation of global super-reserve currency.

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

- Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961

Re:Obama Policies Will Bankrupt USA Tsarkon Report (-1, Offtopic)

RyuuzakiTetsuya (195424) | more than 5 years ago | (#27398125)

SHUT UP.

Why can't all of you Alex Jonesites just shut up?

There is no conspiracy against you, me or the free world.

Re:Obama Policies Will Bankrupt USA Tsarkon Report (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27398305)

Thats all you have? "SHUT UP." Alex Jones Aside , I doubt you can refute anything in there and the news-links provided indicate that there are massive changes to world finance that WE have no control over.

Kindly , fuck off you undereducated indoctrinated prole asshole. Its scum like you liking the boots of hitler, mao and stalin that cause 100's of millions of death, you fucking murderer. Eyes wide shut fucking moron.

Obama Policies Will Bankrupt USA Tsarkon Reports
(Note: We are not a GOP-sters, Republicans or affiliated with any parties, and as George Washington warned against parties We do not believe in parties and, unlike most people, We evaluate every issue on a case by case basis and do not defer to the judgments of politicians who are corrupted and untrustworthy as a group.)

Obama is controlled by the same people as Bush see The Obama Deception documentary [youtube.com]

Yuan Forwards Show China May Buy Fewer Treasuries, UBS Says [bloomberg.com]
Anemic Treasury auction effects felt beyond bonds [reuters.com]
The Sherminator Kicks Some Wall Street Ass [dailybail.com]
China Angry That Fed Is Deliberately Destroying The Dollar [bloomberg.com]
China suggests switch from dollar as reserve currency [bbc.co.uk]
What are the reserve currencies? [wsj.net]
Anatomy of a taxpayer giveaway to investors [ml-implode.com]
Geithner rescue package 'robbery of the American people' [telegraph.co.uk]
Geithner just put only the rich in Titanics lifeboats [examiner.com]
Geithner Plan Will Rob US Taxpayers [cnbc.com]
A False Choice [viewfromsi...valley.com]
Bargain-hunting house buyers wearing on sellers ajc.com [ajc.com]
Time to Take the Steering Wheel out of Geithner's Hands [alternet.org]
Socialising and Privatising [freeradical.co.nz]
Fannie, Freddie to pay out bonuses [politico.com]
Fitch Raises Prime Jumbo Loan Loss Estimates Sharply [researchrecap.com]

Chinas central bank on Monday proposed replacing the US dollar as the international reserve currency with a new global system controlled by the International Monetary Fund [ft.com]

- Russia on an new world reserve currency: It is necessary to work out and adopt internationally recognized standards for macroeconomic and budget policy, which are binding for the leading world economies, including the countries issuing reserve currencies - the Kremlin proposals read. [en.rian.ru]

- President Barack "The Teleprompter" Obama is deeply connected to corruption. Rahm Emanuel, his Chief of Staff, is radical authoritarian statist whose father was part of the murderous civilian-killing Israeli terrorist organization known as IRGUN who is obsessed with gun control and compulsory service to the country in a capacity which he has yet to define. (Think brown-shirts.) Barack is intimately connected to disgraced Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (Rahm inherited Rod's federal-congress seat). Barack Obama is also connected to William Ayers (who ghost-wrote his books); Ayers is a man who promotes the concept that civilian collateral damage is ok in a war against freedom. Saul Alinsky, a man who made the quote as follows, "From all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom - Lucifer," is a man who had much influence on the young Barack Obama. A man who admired Lucifer for gaining his own kingdom in an act of rebellion. Barack also subscribed to Preacher Jeremiah Wright, who is himself a Afro-elitist who wants all the people who largely "pay the freight" to suffer at the hands of angry African-American mobs. There are over 30 million Americans on food stamps, and more blacks are in prison and on food-stamps per capita than anyone else. The problem with Wright is simply this: the facts are "racist." There is no conspiracy against African Americans here by citizens.
- Obama himself is a racist, an AIPAC-bootlicker, corrupted to the bone Chicago-style and a traitor to the US Constitution and a liar whose real "legal" name could very well be Barry Sotero and an Indonesian citizen (The US does not allow plural citizenship) (If you care, not that it matters anymore under a lawless authoritarian totalitarian regime such as Barack Obama's, you can see more here at an aggregator; obamacrimes.info [obamacrimes.info] )
- Raytheon lobbyist in Pentagon, many lobbyists getting exemptions even though Obama promised not to have them. This is one of many things Obama has lied about.
- Goldman Sachs insider second in command at Treasury. Bumbling tax cheat idiot Timothy Geithner in "command" of Treasury, with 17 positions unfilled as of late March 2009.
- Obama's cabinet has had several nominees and appointees with multiple tax fraud issues.
- Obama lied about having a new degree of accountability and a "sunshine" period for new laws; Obama has signed bills with little or no time for public review at whitehouse.gov as promised. In fact, one of the largest spending bills in US history was passed into law with several members of the House and Senate telling the public there was no time to review the bill, let alone the public.
- Pork Spendulus Bill (The Stimulus Bill) contained language that came directly from Tom Daschle (who published a book detailing his machinations to slip healthcare under the radar in some back portion of a budgeting bill). This language included the funding and authority to set up a central database of all medical treatments rendered, and the Stimulus bill also contains language that alters the Medicare-style instructions to doctors: The most economic treatments should now be used, no longer use the treatments with the most efficacy. Rationed health care, courtesy of a disgraced tax cheat, Tom Daschle. When you relatives are dying in a state hospital because their quota was reached, see how you feel.
- Obama appointed a Second-Amendment violating-denying Rich-pardoning treasonist Eric Holder as AG, a man who helped a fugitive evade justice and thinks of Americans and cowardly racists.
- Obama has put no money at all in for a single new nuclear power plant but wants to help bridges and roads - apparently to promote more driving.
- Obama, Blagojevich and Rahm Emanuel have a lot to hide. They literally lived very close to each other, Rahm had (until being Obama's Chief of staff) Blagojevich's old federal congressional seat. Blagojevich helped "The Teleprompter" Obama cheat his way to the Illinois senate by getting other candidates thrown off the ballot in Illinois. Why do you think Blagojevich was so mad? Obama did owe him, big time. Rahm and Obama are preemptively using Blagojevich and trying to publically malign and discredit him because he has information that can bring Obama and Rahm Emanuel down. This is the true face of Obama, ruthless, calculating conniving cheat that will stop at nothing to gain and retain power at any cost breaking any rule.
- Tony Rezko, Iraqi Arms Dealer Nahdmi Auchi, and of course Aiham Alsammarae. Barack "The Teleprompter" Obama is so corrupted it's a joke. He is connected to international arms dealers, shady property dealings and people of ill repute to gain what he needs from them: financial bootstrapping of his campaign to rule America.
- Fools and "useful idiots" twist the US Federal Budget pie charts by leaving welfare, workfare, interest on debt, social security, Medicare and Medicaid out and focusing only on non-whole "discretionary" pie charts.
2007 high level pie chart, Federal Budget, USA [wikimedia.org]
2009 Pie chart, detailed, Federal Budget, USA [wikimedia.org]
Now Obama wants to drastically expand the areas of the budget which are getting the most funding by far. There is simply not enough money to fund the obligations made to the public thus far (Unfunded debt obligations which are to pay for the guarantees of social security), let alone Medicare, Medicaid, welfare and other social spending which seeks to guarantee a standard of living to people which is lower what they could gain for themselves. This is an attempt to break the middle class' back so they now need government aid to survive.
- Barack Obama is drastically increasing spending and creating more entitlements that will make the US less competitive (especially against China, India, East Europe/Russia). This will be a huge disaster and "change you can believe in" will strap you, your children and your grandchildren with more debt. "No taxation without representation!" Obama is spending money for the next two-three generations and they can't even vote yet, or even have been born. This is co-opting those who cannot vote to pay for this man's reckless and illegal endeavor to make everyone a feudal serf of the federal government.
- An alternative to the dollar and a forex and a reserve currency came up at the last G20 meeting. The world will not take faith in Obama's liar-socialist spending and welfare state, why should the taxpayers (plebian citizen-slaves of a police state)?
- The spending going on now vastly eclipses all previous spending. In fact, the massive trillion plus debts is a thing of the 80's onwards. Congress signs the checks, remember that year after year, as egregious as the pentagon spending is, that the social spending is completely a waste of money and it is unfunded over the long term. Eisenhower built the interstate highway system, the USA could build a new power infrastructure with this money but instead this money is being pissed into creating more of an entitlement system that is still unfunded, and without massive head-taxes and far more aggressive progressive taxes, could never be funded.
- The budgeting being done today were recently reported by a non-partisan auditing commission will lead to about 10 TRILLION in new debt over the next 10 years. Obama is going to double the national debt while doing nothing to address the unfunded debt obligations of Social Security, or address any of the out of control egregious spending going on today via the budgets, the federal reserve and its taxation via inflation, or by bailouts and stimulus bills. This is the worst, most unintelligent and most hated congress in the history of the United States, and we have a seriously incompetent and potentially dangerous-to-the-free-constitutional-republic Barack Obama rubber stamping this bloody mess.
- Clinton appointed David Walker of the GAO, he recently quit; the unfunded debt obligations have rendered the USA insolvent according to accounting standards. The USA is already broke and cannot conceivably pay its obligations today.
Taxpayers on the hook for $59 trillion [usatoday.com]
US Public Debt Unfunded Debt Obligations [wikipedia.org]
- Most of the world population gets nothing from their governments, or a very bare minimum or services that benefit only the upper echelons of society. However, the liar Barack Obama says the USA needs his universal "state-hospital" rationed health care to be competitive. This is pure folderol and a lie. China and India give nothing, and they are the biggest threat to the American worker. By forcing healthcare and higher taxes, Americans will be less competitive.

- If you think 60% tax rates end to end (income, accounts receivable tax, building permit tax, CDL tax, cigarette tax, corporate income tax, dog license tax, federal income tax, unemployment tax, gasoline tax, hunting license tax, fishing license tax, waterfowl stamp tax, inheritance tax, inventory tax, liquor tax, luxury tax, Medicare tax, city, school and county property tax (up 33 percent last 4 years), real estate tax, social security tax, road usage tax, toll road tax, state and city sales tax, recreational vehicle tax, excise tax, state franchise tax, state unemployment tax, telephone federal excise tax, telephone federal state and local surcharge tax, telephone minimum usage surcharge tax, telephone state and local tax, utility tax, vehicle license registration tax, capital gains tax, lease severance tax, oil and gas assessment tax, airport and FAA taxes and fees, estate tax, misc internet sales tax and many more taxes that I can't recall at the moment) will make the US competitive, along with compulsory programs to provide everyone with health care is going to make the US competitive in the age of India and China, you are incapable of understanding what it takes to build and maintain a successful industrialized republic.

- As the US nationalizes/rations healthcare to the least common denominator of affordability without regard to efficacy, people with money will simply look into medical tourism so those with money can go to medical parks in India and get real health care. Those who have lived in Canada or in the UK can tell you "free" healthcare is not a panacea. If you think this, you are again, a useful idiot. The NHS in the UK has given bad blood and Hepatitis and AIDS infected blood to people, and Jade Goody who just died was misdiagnosed twice resulting in her death (She was "all cleared" twice of the cervical cancer which she just died of). The NHS in the UK is not able to be sued or held accountable. Neither will Obama's rationed health care service for America.
- Sorry to bust the socialist bubble, but support of these types of policies will simply lower the standard of living in the USA, particularly for the middle class. At least at the end of the Eisenhower projects the USA got roads to show for the spending, and with this new spending, the USA could have built power plants that get the USA out of funding the middle east via constant demand for middle-eastern oil, but the age of government for the sake of government is upon us, and the useful idiots line up and believe empty promises.
- The pentagon along with Bechtel, Kroll, Bluewater, Halliburton, etc, could get less than half of what they get today, but that will fix nothing fundamental in terms of government spending. It is simply not enough to make a difference when compared to the Medicare, Medicaid, welfare, workfare and social security entitlements.
See: YouTube - US Government Immorality Will Lead to Bankruptcy [youtube.com]
- If Obama thinks its ok to lie to 300 million people about being able to "take care of them" without even being honest about what that care would look like, then being an idiot and believing in Obama is for you.
- The head of the IRS and the head of the Treasury, Timothy Geithner, is a Tax Cheat
- Lied about no lobbyists - their numbers are growing within Obama's ranks as he issues exemptions.
- The US Government already has over 50% of the budget spent on Medicare, Medicaid, welfare, workfare and social security. Socialists: Good job on that one, its working great. Solution to the current near-collapse-due-to-over-spending: add more unfunded entitlements! And this is still a "George Bush" budget. Over half is being spend on Medicare, Medicaid, welfare, workfare and social security.
- This man is such a propagandist that he invented "The Office of the President Elect," the seals, the flags, the podium and that forum was all props and the media never once questioned any of it. It was an invention. This is the power of Obama, technicalities and rules do not apply.
- The Socialist-liars can break my spirit and my financial back to force me to "need" a federal government that is turning this country into a police state and is turning it into a quasi-socialist lie, but I will, I must put up a fight. I have kids to educate and feed, and the stuff the pseudo-socialist authoritarian Obama sells (which is failing to various degrees everywhere else as implemented) is simply forcing a culture of failure on a once great, libertarian free country.
- I will not be complacent with your "change," and there will be a point where civil war will become an option. See how hard you can push before you get it. How much more than half can the truly productive workers in this country afford to pay. Keep pushing to find out how to start a civil war. The scariest thing about Obamabots is the amount of pleasure they derive from completely defying the US Constitution and giving the government non-enumerated non-extant powers to rule over everyone's quality of life.
- The socialist-lie of a plan will not work, its not fundable, it will destroy the currency to fund it, and its really as simple as this: if this insanity is funded by borrowing from the US's economic and military adversaries then Obama and his socialist cabal is not fit to administrate society. Rome fell. Kings who mis-manged their treasuries all fell. Every example of unhinged spending leads to the same result: systemic collapse.
- Obama and his sycophantic lunatics would want to have a civil war to get Obama's way and force the socialist-lie system on my already tax paying law abiding ass. And as far as "no new taxes" for those under 250k, its a lie, the tax is called inflation, which is set to begin just about now that the Chinese wont want the USA's worthless treasuries to fund the socialist-lie fantasy (one that COMMUNIST China doesn't even try and sell to its people!) Also, what Obama fails to mention is the states are now compelled to implement his new rules, and to follow the rules the states must raise taxes. Obama may not tax those under 250k, but every last one of the 50 states will.
- Barack Obama's numbers don't add up. There is a $59 trillion dollar hole (UFDO) in social security alone. AIG $150 billion here, TARP $350 billion there. $800 billion for a highly dubious pork laden stimulus package. Another one on the way. $59 trillion hole in the balance sheet IGNORED. China saying they aren't going to buy treasuries, calling for new reserve currencies, Clinton clamoring to find buyers now. $3.6 trillion dollar budget, potential military action on Mexico, Iran still a "terrorist state" at the behest of the AIPAC, spending up, dollar about to fall, inflation over time since Breton Woods extremely easy to document, yet, the socialist-liars question when the numbers (the Federal Government numbers) simply don't add up to the point where if the US-GOV was a company it would be insolvent.
-How dare the taxpayers question what Barack Obama's drastic spending increases are going to do to the purchasing power of our savings because Barack Obama wants to recklessly spend and try to maintain and American empire AND guarantee a standard of living, and Obama doesn't even want to build a single nuclear power plant to do it? Barack Obama must be a complete and total lunatic moron at best. He is a man child, akin to Michael Jackson, who does not live in the real world. This guy has turned the White House into a Neverland Ranch.
- Obama is either a negligent idiot or an unhinged maniac with delusional fantasies. Meanwhile, Obama's tax dodging Treasury Secretary has 17 unfilled positions, the Treasury Dept. isn't even functioning at this point while the rest of the world steadily loses faith in one of the two things that makes the USA relevant in the world at all: the dollar as a "hard" or reserve currency and the US military.
- "General welfare" in the constitution was, according to the man who wrote it, Madison, meant to be extremely limited in scope. The federal government per the constitution doesn't even have the enumerated POWER to deal with economic messes. A lot of these "POWERS" were created while there is a crisis to dupe the public into accepting an un-constitutional authoritarian regime as the government and to usurp authority over the people.
- The USA is a constitutional republic. A democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting to eat a sheep. Also a constitutional republic isn't about using a barely-majority or a plurality to stuff your (un-fundable disastrous) crap down the disenfranchised other-half's throat.
- With Obama's authoritarian corrupted criminal (aiding and abetting a criminal in flight of prosecution, Rich case) Eric Holder in charge, we won't have our inalienable and enumerated rights to firearms much longer. For a constitutional law expert, Obama must have never read the federalist papers or he would simply hand himself as a traitor. Already there is talk of banning firearms to help Mexico's fight against the cartels. What they fail to mention is the firearms that are being used there are Mexican Military firearms being used by those who defected from the Mexican Army into the cartels directly! The firearms in question were sold to the Mexican military, over 170,000 soldiers are gone with the guns. And now the US citizens have to give up inalienable and enumerated rights? This is insanity.
- The arbitrary expansion of "general welfare" is not only unconstitutional, it may very well lead to a serious conflict on the issue.
- Here is a debate on general welfare and how stuff like this came to pass, but was clearly no intended by the authors of the document of root law.
In Federalist No. 41, James Madison asked rhetorically: "For what purpose could the enumeration of particular powers be inserted, if these and all others were meant to be included in the preceding general power?" (In reference to the general welfare clause)
So strongly did the founders believe that "general welfare" wouldn't be expanded as written:
In Federalist No. 84, Alexander Hamilton indirectly confirmed Madison's point. (That the "general welfare" clause was "clearly" not a free pass for government)
Hamilton argued that a bill of rights, which many were clamoring for, would be not only unnecessary, but dangerous. Since the federal government was given only a few specific powers, there was no need to add prohibitions: it was implicitly prohibited by the listed powers. If a proposed law a relief act, for instance wasn't covered by any of these powers, it was unconstitutional.
"why declare that things shall not be done which there is no power to do? Why, for instance, should it be said, that the liberty of the press shall not be restrained when no power is given by which restrictions may be imposed?"
Hamilton goes on to argue that making Amendments (e.g., enumerating Free speech, press and assembly) and enumerating the 'right' would have the following effect:
(A bill of rights) "would furnish, to men disposed to usurp, a plausible pretence for claiming that power that is, a power to regulate the press, short of actually shutting it down. "
"With respect to the words 'general welfare,' I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers (enumerated in the Constitution) connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators." --James Madison [The US Supreme Court has found the meaning of "general welfare" in the Constitution to be much more elastic than did Mr. Madison. But as the "author of the Constitution," what does he know?]
James Madison, when asked if the "general welfare" clause was a grant of power, replied in 1792, in a letter to Henry Lee,

If not only the means but the objects are unlimited, the parchment [the Constitution] should be thrown into the fire at once.

"...We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it...it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government , and to provide new Guards for their future security. ...--The Declaration of Independence
- Monetizing failures causes more. Japan showed us this for decades. But hey, Barack Obama is actually dumb enough to think you can fix a problem DECADES in the making with a quick fixer-upper. He is screwed in the head or, more likely, lying to the American public to quickly get done the things he wants to get done before he gets thrown out on his ass.
- The complaints are with the Federal government (in general) since Breton Woods. The Federal Government and Obama's minions STILL didn't listen to David Walker, a Clinton appointee and former head of the GAO. This isn't about political parties anymore- its about spending the future to the point where today collapses. History is replete with examples of fiat currencies and deficit spending leading to collapse.
- Show me a single federal budget that was less than the previous. If this $3.6T budget goes, it is never coming back barring systemic collapse. The only President to ever see the US Public Debt at $0 dollars is Andrew Jackson.
- The United States Federal Government, The United States Federal Reserve, and the banks which were enabled to continue down reckless paths by a quasi government agency known as the Federal Reserve whose actions are not subject to congress and whose members are unelected. This situation is untenable and unconstitutional.
- Every inflationary road taken in history ends in collapse. Keynesian policies are widely regarded as no longer workable. And while Ron Paul, Peter Schiff, David Walker, Nouriel Roubini, Warren Buffet and Jim Rodgers warn about or predict all the failures, people still refuse to listen to the possibility that the US economy may contract for many years, and spending at these levels is something that can give way to a collapse.
- Inflation is a tax: What ignorant tax and spenders don't take into account here is the relative percentages of people's wealth (both net and gross) and the costs of owning and maintaining houses, cars, standards of living.
- Inflation via deficit spending is going to make it such that you will be paying a lot more by percentage of your income to maintain a given standard of living. Obama's arguments are so poorly thought out and seek to blame "Republicans" for the mess, its really simply laughable - this unhinged budgeting and currency management crisis needs cleanup now, not worsening.
- You can't spend your way out of a hole if the creditors (e.g. China) start telling the USA they won't buy. It is that simple. Now America starts to have to collateralize the debt with assets. The USA will be selling off chunks of American assets to back the new debt. One day, it may even be necessary to sell Alaska back to Russia because no one will take greenbacks to prop up a failing version of a modern Rome.
- Ah, here we go with the Matthew Lesko arguments. [lesko.com]
Interest rates were on the rise before the government stepped in with free money for everyone (the fine print of course indicate massive strings attached).
Other economies, for example, India, have the central rates set to far more reasonable/realistic rates (at the moment ~ 8+%), which is still tends to be too low, but shows that if you need someone else capital you need to pay a premium for it, and given that capital is in short supply, it would stand to reason that a premium must be charged for it.
The problem is the unrealistic growth rates of mature economies don't allow for profiting via growth projections (rather than simply earning money). So the government steps in, turns on the free money spigot, gets the interest rates for savings down in the 1-2% range while diluting the value of the whole currency in order to prop up dying companies that ran the business like a Madhoff Ponzi scheme. Ponzi schemes need new money or they cease to exist. This is why the Federal Reserve is trying to issue more Reserve Notes. Without this fresh input of printed money, the Ponzi scheme will collapse.
- The Republicans aren't solely responsible for the crisis as Obama's minions would have you believe, congress is (no particular congress), the Executive of the US government (no particular one) and the US Federal Reserve System are all at fault.
- Fundamentally, the government is trying to fix the prices of various things to "make it all work." This pulling on the invisible hand is a fools venture. It was predicted long ago the housing collapse (and those, such as myself, in the know, wished while realizing the housing collapse coming that we were wrong for everyone's sake - but the truth is the truth) . It may be that the Austrian (von Mises) economists will ultimately be proven right.
- We are a nation of partially educated whiney grabby idiots, and we got the government that represents this. The Chinese, India and other up and coming nations will show no mercy for this arrogant abuse of our status as the world's forex reserves.
- War and asset sales will continue to be the only option for this scheme until it is corrected at the core. And to say that the government has already averted a depression by doing what they did (most of the monies injected wont be "felt" for some time), is just arrogance and stupidity. Price fixing prolonged the Great Depression. Price-fixing (or attempting to) houses will do the same, but probably worse.
- Obama's minions simply don't care if the US is bankrupted and rendered insolvent, they just want a say in how its done, presumably to "feel safe." Rather selfish.

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." AND "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." -- Benjamin Franklin (Possibly Richard Jackson)

- Everyone better realize that inflation will pay a major role in funding un-fundable fantasies, wiping the savers and the middle class out. The problem is, that other countries are growing tired of making our Federal Reserve notes worth something by buying our debt as treasuries. Obama's minions talk about spending, but in order to "get what YOU want" you will sell debt to potential economic and military adversaries? Real bright. What's really sad is that despite David Walker being an authority on these issues, people refuse to even watch him and listen to what he is saying. Instead of seeing the truth and the bottom line of the unfunded debt obligations, they want HOPE and CHANGE, which are simply concepts which the foolish change into their own personal hopes and changes, but Obama never bothered to outline what to hope for exactly or what he will be changing.
- We have a fraud, a huckster, an empty suit for a President, a Community Organizer. This man does not have the ability to formulate an original thought, or to command action. He is a know nothing that lives in a pretend world just like Michael Jackson ensconced himself in Neverland ranch, he will hide behind those who surround him, which happen to be incompetent people who have no compunction about spending the country into oblivion to achieve personal agendas.
- On the success of Canada and its form of Socialism: A huge country like Canada with massive amounts of uranium and tar sands and natural resources and a huge land mass with a scant 30 million people is an order of magnitude less of a problem to manage than a country with 10x its population, a serious leaky southern border, backfiring aggressive foreign policy, particularly with Iran, and the US is competing with countries like India and China whose middle classes are larger than the US's entire population. The top 5 students in every Indian and Chinese primary school out numbers all the kids in primary school in the US. Canada is a idyllic island, the USA is front and center in an all out economic and political clash of ideologies.
- Cap and trade (and pollution control for solving global problems) will never work unless the top 10 countries in the world (in terms of GDP, manufacturing capacity and population) are on board. Period. end. If the world doesn't quickly move to nuclear now and fusion shortly, it is over. Possibly not if every home on the planet gets a wind vane, but that seems unlikely to happen (since its possible now).
- Keynes calls it "the paradox of thrift" and suggested that policies forcing people not to save is a "good idea." The guy wanted people spending all the time, or if he didn't, he never conveyed that to his protégés well enough for them to not do what they are doing. Right now the plebeians in the US are actually stashing cash, and everyone from Obama to the media is trying to get people to spend spend spend. The best thing for the long term is for people to prepare for the coming hell, not set out with no reserves.
- I have seen Keynes invoked to justify nearly every bad move in the past decade, and its warming up to be a potential currency collapse, the collapse of the US Treasury and Federal Reserve notes, and a collapse of the NYSE. And then they invoke Keynes to suggest the best way out of the mess is to spend out of an already near-critically debt massed black hole.
- A house is run like a town is run like a country or business is run like a state is run like a government. If there are things the government is doing that would either force your home into bankruptcy or into jail via fraud charges, then the government and banks shouldn't be operating in that fashion. A certain degree of stretchy liquidity is in order, but in terms of percent of GDP, there is no way of justifying what they US has now.
- Iceland failed at 850 percent debt to GDP. The US is at 350 and rising. It is not a good thing at all.
- What is happening to the dollar as a forex standard. [youtube.com]
- March 19, 2009 C-SPAN - "Let's Quit Destroying Our Dollar!" [youtube.com]
- HR 1207 (A bill to make the Fed more accountable and to answer questions regarding the dollar policy) [loc.gov]

Title: Obama sidetracked by fiscal mess, but presses on [yahoo.com]
"Being heard above the din may prove difficult. Lawmakers are wrangling over taxing people who got big bonuses and worrying the president's budget could generate $9.3 trillion in red ink over the next decade."
- Kremlin to pitch new global currency [infowars.com]
Russia proposes creation of global super-reserve currency.

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

- Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961

Re:Obama Policies Will Bankrupt USA Tsarkon Report (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27399589)

Wow, yeah that other guy's clearly a moron.

Re:Obama Policies Will Bankrupt USA Tsarkon Report (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27399659)

If your gonna post thisw crap please start a new article.

Re:Obama Policies Will Bankrupt USA Tsarkon Report (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27400615)

Any economist, liberal or conservative, will tell you to get out of a severe recession/possible depression is spending on job creation (particularly with how unemployment is right now). Most of the crap you are posting (like the decline of the dollar) has nothing to do with Obama. It has been dropping like a rock for awhile now mostly because the overnight lending rate has been dropped to 0 reducing the worth of a dollar. Everything you have is overly biased. It is fine if you think Obama is spending too much or in the wrong places. But to say Obama is going to bankrupt the nation when he is doing the things every economist and history tells him to do, well, that's just stupidity on your part.

Re:Obama Policies Will Bankrupt USA Tsarkon Report (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27411143)

Wrong wrong wrong wrong. Wrong wrong wrong wrong. You're wrong. You're wrong. YOUR WRONG.

Dr Cox wrong song for you there bupkiss.

Anyways, a lot of the things going on today are unprecedented. So don't act you know the outcome is going non-negative.

What a presumptuous tard.

Re:Obama Policies Will Bankrupt USA Tsarkon Report (0, Offtopic)

RyuuzakiTetsuya (195424) | more than 5 years ago | (#27404107)

Do you seriously expect someone to refute this point to point? I will if you really *really* want me to.

Re:Obama Policies Will Bankrupt USA Tsarkon Report (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27404613)

I'm not expecting anything cogent, but feel free if you want to waste space in a database somewhere.

Re:Obama Policies Will Bankrupt USA Tsarkon Report (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27404655)

I think I'll confound my critics by devoting this screed not to describing hectoring, hostile anthropophagi in general, but RyuuzakiTetsuya in particular. Some background is in order: We are observing the change in our society's philosophy and values from freedom and justice to corruption, decay, cynicism, and injustice. All of these "values" are artistically incorporated in one person: RyuuzakiTetsuya.

RyuuzakiTetsuya's obnoxious attempt to construct a creative response to my previous screed was absolutely pitiful. Really, RyuuzakiTetsuya, stringing together a bunch of solecistic insults and seemingly random babble is hardly effective. It simply proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that he hates youyes, you, because you, like me, want to give him condign punishment.

A more fundamental problem is that this is a lesson for those with eyes to see. It is a lesson not so much about RyuuzakiTetsuya's odious behavior but about the way that RyuuzakiTetsuya motivates people to join his sadism movement by using words like "humanity", "compassion", and "unity". This is a great deception. What RyuuzakiTetsuya really wants to do is put the prisoners in charge of running the prison. That's why RyuuzakiTetsuya has found a way to avoid compliance with government regulations, circumvent any further litigation, and hasten the destruction of our civilizationall by trumping up a phony emergency.

RyuuzakiTetsuya always sounds like he's reading a prepared speech. This is all well and good, but if we are to compare, contrast, and identify the connections among different types of silly commercialism, then we must be guided by a healthy and progressive ideology, not by the shabby and short-sighted ideologies that RyuuzakiTetsuya promotes. Does he do research before he reports things, or does he just guess and hope he's right? The reason I ask is that I don't care what others say about him. RyuuzakiTetsuya's still venal, warped, and he intends to fleece people out of their life's savings.

RyuuzakiTetsuya is absolutely determined to believe that big emotions come from big words, and he's not about to let facts or reason get in his way. RyuuzakiTetsuya, you are welcome to get off my back this time and stay off. We don't need to demonize him; RyuuzakiTetsuya is already a demon, and furthermore, his offhand remarks are rife with contradictions and difficulties; they're absolutely bumptious, meet no objective criteria, and are unsuited for a supposedly educated population. And as if that weren't enough, I never used to be particularly concerned about his platitudes. Any damned fool, or so I thought, could see that we must shoo away him like the annoying bug that he is. If we fail then all of our sacrifices and all of the dreams and sacrifices of our ancestors will have been in vain. The key is to realize that even if one isn't completely conversant with current events, the evidence overwhelmingly indicates that what RyuuzakiTetsuya is doing is not an innocent, recreational sort of thing. It is a criminal activity, it is an immoral activity, it is a socially destructive activity, and it is a profoundly unprincipled activity.

It may seem difficult at first to fight the good fight. It is. But I and RyuuzakiTetsuya part company when it comes to the issue of resistentialism. He feels that he defends the real needs of the working class while I suspect that we have a choice. Either we let ourselves be led like lambs to the slaughter by RyuuzakiTetsuya and his trucklers or we chastise RyuuzakiTetsuya for not doing any research before spouting off. While I don't expect you to have much trouble making up your mind you should nevertheless consider that when you tell RyuuzakiTetsuya's functionaries that this is kind of a touchy subject to some people, they begin to get fidgety and their eyes begin to wander. They really don't care. They have no interest in hearing that when I hear him say that his jeremiads are Holy Writ, I have to wonder about him. Is he utterly ruthless? Is he simply being jealous? Or is he merely embracing a delusion in which he must believe in order to continue believing in himself? That is, why can't RyuuzakiTetsuya live among us in peace? I'll tell you the answer in a moment. But first, let me just say that RyuuzakiTetsuya's goal is to conceal information and, occasionally, blatantly lie. How spiteful is that? How backwards? How caustic?

RyuuzakiTetsuya talks loudly about family values and personal responsibility but when it comes to backing up those words with actions, all he does is perpetrate acts of the most dim-witted character. My long-term goal is to oppose evil wherever it rears its stingy, intransigent head. Unfortunately, much remains to be done. As you may have noticed, RyuuzakiTetsuya yields to the mammalian desire to assert individuality by attracting attention. Unfortunately, for RyuuzakiTetsuya, "attract attention" usually implies "create an unwelcome climate for those of us who are striving to overcome the obstacles that people like him establish".

Some people say that that isn't sufficient evidence to prove that RyuuzakiTetsuya is secretly scheming to invade every private corner and force every thought into an ill-bred mold. And I must agree; one needs much more evidence than that. But the evidence is there, for anyone who isn't afraid to look at it. Just look at the way that his proposed social programs are geared toward the continuation of social stratification under the rubric of "tradition". Funny, that was the same term that RyuuzakiTetsuya's goons once used to make the pot of pauperism overboil and scald the whole world.

If RyuuzakiTetsuya is going to make an emotional appeal then he should also include a rational argument. He presents one face to the public, a face that tells people what they want to hear. Then, in private, RyuuzakiTetsuya devises new schemes to make me the target of a constant, consistent, systematic, sustained campaign of attacks.

RyuuzakiTetsuya spews lies as easily as a cuttlefish squirts out ink. I'll probably devote a separate screed to that topic alone, but for now, I'll simply summarize by stating that RyuuzakiTetsuya attributes the most distorted, bizarre, and ludicrous "meanings" to ordinary personality characteristics. For example, if you're shy, he calls you "fearful and withdrawn". If, instead, you're the outgoing and active type, RyuuzakiTetsuya says you're "acting out due to trauma". Why does he say such things? Before you answer, let me point out that I have often maintained that reasonable people can reasonably disagree. Unfortunately, when dealing with RyuuzakiTetsuya and his zealots, that claim assumes facts not in evidence. So let me claim instead that RyuuzakiTetsuya is locked into his present course of destruction. He does not have the interest or the will to change his fundamentally depraved remarks.

Never before have I encountered more bloatedly self-important prose than that which RyuuzakiTetsuya produces. In a manner of speaking, his primary goal is to overthrow western civilization through the destruction of its four pillarsfamily, nation, religion, and democracy. All of his other objectives are secondary to this one supreme purpose. That's why you must always remember that if RyuuzakiTetsuya wants to shift our society from a culture of conscience to a culture of consensus, let him wear the opprobrium of that decision. According to his distortions, distractions, and outright deceptions, RyuuzakiTetsuya's demands are Holy Writ. Fortunately, most of the people who are seriously interested in preserving our civilization know that the reality is that while RyuuzakiTetsuya has been beating the drums of chauvinism, I've been trying to foster mutual understanding. In doing so, I've learned that it seems that no one else is telling you that I'm sick of RyuuzakiTetsuya sticking his proboscis into everyone else's business. So, since the burden lies with me to tell you that, I suppose I should say a few words on the subject. To begin with, you'd think that someone would have done something by now to thwart RyuuzakiTetsuya's plans to cause a marked deterioration in our literature, amusements, and social conduct. Unfortunately, most people are quite happy to "go along to get along" and are rather reluctant to maximize our individual potential for effectiveness and success in combatting him. It is imperative that we inform such people that I don't see how RyuuzakiTetsuya can build a workable policy around wishful thinking draped over a morass of confusion (and also, as we'll see below, historical illiteracy), then impose it willy-nilly on a population by force. I'm not saying that it can't possibly be done but rather that when one looks at the increasing influence of fogyism in our culture one sees that RyuuzakiTetsuya's signature is on everything. So how come his fingerprints are nowhere to be found? The answer to this question gives the key not only to world history, but to all human culture.

RyuuzakiTetsuya has lost what little credibility he once had. At the risk of sounding a tad redundant, let me add that RyuuzakiTetsuya's co-conspirators get a thrill out of protesting. They have no idea what causes they're fighting for or against. For them, going down to the local protest, carrying a sign, hanging out with RyuuzakiTetsuya, and meeting some other lousy personæ non gratæ is merely a social event. They're not even aware that RyuuzakiTetsuya occasionally shows what appears to be warmth, joy, love, or compassion. You should realize, however, that these positive expressions are more feigned than experienced and invariably serve an ulterior motive, such as to gum up what were once great ideas.

I know some fork-tongued, presumptuous turncoats who actually believe that it's okay if RyuuzakiTetsuya's press releases initially cause our quality of life to degrade because "sometime", "someone" will do "something" "somehow" to counteract that trend. Incredible? Those same people have told me that he defends the real needs of the working class. With such people roaming about, it should come as no surprise to you that in RyuuzakiTetsuya's lamentations, isolationism is witting and unremitting, spleeny and supercilious. He revels in it, rolls in it, and uses it to authorize, promote, celebrate, and legitimize dirty separatism. RyuuzakiTetsuya claims that his practices enhance performance standards, productivity, and competitiveness. That claim illustrates a serious reasoning fallacy, one that is pandemic in his memoirs. Then again, RyuuzakiTetsuya's trucklers often reverse the normal process of interpretation. That is, they value the unsaid over the said, the obscure over the clear.

Now that I've had time to think hard about RyuuzakiTetsuya's prognoses, my only question is this: Why? Why resort to ad hominem attacks on me and my family? The answer is obvious if you understand that RyuuzakiTetsuya wants to erect a shrine of racialism. Who does he think he is? I mean, if his plan to replace intellectual integrity with feral sloganeering is to be discouraged then the wisest course of action is to protect our peace, privacy, and safety. Before we start down that road I ought to remind you that right is right and wrong is wrong. It's that simple.

RyuuzakiTetsuya wants to divert our attention from serious issues. You know what groups have historically wanted to do the same thing? Fascists and Nazis.

If I said that RyuuzakiTetsuya has answers to everything, I'd be a liar. But I'd be being entirely honest if I said that I want to look at our situation realistically and from a viewpoint that takes in the whole picture. I want to do this not because I need to tack another line onto my résumé but because he seems unable to think of turns of speech that aren't hackneyed. What really grates on my nerves, however, is that RyuuzakiTetsuya's prose consists less of words chosen for the sake of their meaning than of phrases tacked together like the sections of a prefabricated henhouse. It seems to me that, as others have stated long before me, "it should scarcely seem questionable to anyone that most pundits are uncertain about the magnitude of the threat posed by RyuuzakiTetsuya's calumnies." RyuuzakiTetsuya pretends to put power into the hands of the people while actually turning the trickle of lexiphanicism into a tidal wave, as if it made any difference. This kind of thing makes me wonder whether we've ever moved past snotty teetotalism at all. The best example of this, culled from many, would have to be the time he tried to abrogate some of our most fundamental freedoms.

When people say that bigotry and hate are alive and well, they're right. And RyuuzakiTetsuya is to blame. I am shocked and angered by his odious improprieties. Such shameful conduct should never be repeated. In a tacit concession of defeat, RyuuzakiTetsuya is now openly calling for the abridgment of various freedoms to accomplish coercively what his ugly pleas have failed at.

RyuuzakiTetsuya would swear on a stack of Bibles that the most fatuitous bloodsuckers you'll ever see should be fêted at wine-and-cheese fund-raisers, and that's one reason why I'm writing this screed. While the concept of broad-based peace and social justice coalitions remains desirable, he has a strategy. His strategy is to feature simplistic answers to complex problems. Wherever you encounter that strategy, you are dealing with RyuuzakiTetsuya. It may seem to many people, maybe even the majority, that the pen is a powerful tool. Why don't we use that tool to seek liberty, equality, and fraternity? RyuuzakiTetsuya's fixation with puerile sandbaggers is wild. I know you're wondering why I just wrote that. I'll explain shortly, but first, I should state that RyuuzakiTetsuya just reported that he is cunctipotent. Do you think that that's merely sloppy reporting on RyuuzakiTetsuya's part? I don't. I think that it's a deliberate attempt to throw away our freedom, our honor, and our future. Lastly, I, not being one of the many obdurate-to-the-core vermin of this world, can't end this screed without mentioning that RyuuzakiTetsuya respects nothing, honors nothing, and values nothing beyond himself.

Re:Obama Policies Will Bankrupt USA Tsarkon Report (1)

easyTree (1042254) | more than 5 years ago | (#27414323)

Keep it up... There aren't enough people shouting about this...

marketing gimmick (3, Insightful)

romit_icarus (613431) | more than 5 years ago | (#27398043)

Pluck an epic game from the past, slap on a 'feature' = cheap marketing and product development = low-risk/decent return game product.

Re:marketing gimmick (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27398163)

Pluck an epic game from the past, slap on a 'feature' = cheap marketing and product development = low-risk/decent return game product.

Sounds like the star trek approach, except they never made the initial epic game.

Re:marketing gimmick (2, Interesting)

jessica_alba (1234100) | more than 5 years ago | (#27398237)

"RTCW: Enemy Territory" should be good enough for anyone. Its free, will run at about 1000fps on modern hardware, and has the essentials of a FPS without the fluff.
auf wiedersehen! ET [wikipedia.org]

Re:marketing gimmick (1)

FTWinston (1332785) | more than 5 years ago | (#27399597)

Do many people still play that game? Cos I used to love it

Re:marketing gimmick (1)

dr_wheel (671305) | more than 5 years ago | (#27402017)

Yep. xfire game stats: http://www.xfire.com/cms/stats/ [xfire.com] Top 10 isn't bad for a free game.

Re:marketing gimmick (1)

AvitarX (172628) | more than 5 years ago | (#27400491)

Agreed, still my favourite jump in and play FPS.

Varied skillsets, some improvement of abilities with time, plays nice without too many people.

Not too complex either.

Though tremulous is some stiff competition for it.

Re:marketing gimmick (1)

electrosoccertux (874415) | more than 5 years ago | (#27398297)

Is it fun? If not, people will figure it out soon enough. I don't have a problem with it. Most of the time I just want new content (commercial quality) to play around in (mods are fun yes but professional art has its value in my book).

Re:marketing gimmick (1)

pinkushun (1467193) | more than 5 years ago | (#27398791)

Obviously Activision can do whatever they want if they own the rights, but agreed... it's a lame tactic.

And what's this mystical powers story?! What about taking out an entire Nazi base with your Luger!

Wonders if they will remake the secret level with Commander Keen, 3D style...

id Software own all their IP's (0, Offtopic)

majorme (515104) | more than 5 years ago | (#27398875)

Activision is only a publisher and does not own the rights over any id Software IP.
A co-owner and a founder (can't remember if it was Adrian Carmack) id was fired because he wanted to sell to Activision.

Re:marketing gimmick (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27400067)

Damn those evil Nazis...

Isn't it about time we had a game that involved killing Jews? Oy vey... Of course not!

We all know that the life of a Jew is worth a thousand 'goyim' lives, isn't it?

What's so special about the Jews?

Aren't you sick and tired of seeing films and games about how 'evil' the German people are?

Why are the Jews in white countries, if we're such awful people?

Because parasites cannot live off of other parasites...

Re:marketing gimmick (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27401937)

It wasn't the Germans that were evil, it was just the ones that believed in Nazi ideology. If you want a jew killing game, I'm sure there are a few already out there. Now go fuck off.

Wolfenstien for the Apple IIe ROCKS (4, Funny)

F34nor (321515) | more than 5 years ago | (#27398073)

Re:Wolfenstien for the Apple IIe ROCKS (1)

anss123 (985305) | more than 5 years ago | (#27398801)

http://members.chello.at/theodor.lauppert/games/wolf.htm

I tested that. Had to "OC" my emu to 16 MHz to run smooth, but it works!

Re:Wolfenstien for the Apple IIe ROCKS (1)

Hatta (162192) | more than 5 years ago | (#27401575)

If you're interested Beyond Castle Wolfenstein [oldskool.org] has been ported to DOS/Windows and released for free.

Uh, graphics are surfing the uncanny valley anyway (3, Insightful)

Walkingshark (711886) | more than 5 years ago | (#27398075)

Graphics in these games are already getting into the uncanny valley, getting further into it doesn't make for a better game. I'd rather have higher framerates during busy action sequences (like in Left4Dead) than have a slightly more realistic pimple on BJ's nose or whatever. If the gameplay is fun (TF2, Quakewars) the graphics don't have to be super awesome.

Hell, probably one of my favorite mindless action games of all time is Gain Ground [ign.com] for the Sega Genesis, and the graphics on that are... not so good (by today's standards of course). In fact, while looking for that link I found out that you can play this game on Wii's virtual console. Neat.

Re:Uh, graphics are surfing the uncanny valley any (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27398167)

Graphics in these games are already getting into the uncanny valley, getting further into it doesn't make for a better game.

Unless you are talking about pornographic games... in which case, the uncannier the better!

Re:Uh, graphics are surfing the uncanny valley any (3, Interesting)

electrosoccertux (874415) | more than 5 years ago | (#27398331)

I think it's the Doom 3 engine + poor modeling, not the uncanny valley. Some of those models have the same freaking ghostly Doom 3 skin [latestscreens.com] .

Sorry if this isn't based on the Doom 3 engine, it just looks like it to me and makes sense if it's in development by id software.

Re:Uh, graphics are surfing the uncanny valley any (1)

majorme (515104) | more than 5 years ago | (#27399059)

It's heavily modified Doom 3 engine. Modified by Raven. They also licensed HAVOK for the physics.

Re:Uh, graphics are surfing the uncanny valley any (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27400207)

A. This has nothing to do with the Uncanny Valley. No commercial game has come anywhere close to reaching that level of realism; indeed, it's doubtful that it will even be possible to achieve that response via a computer monitor.

B. You don't appear to even know what the Uncanny Valley is.

C. The Uncanny Valley is an interesting idea but may not even exist.

Re:Uh, graphics are surfing the uncanny valley any (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27402411)

D. Profit.

Re:Uh, graphics are surfing the uncanny valley any (1)

Creepy (93888) | more than 5 years ago | (#27417605)

some commercial games are pushing into uncanny valley space, especially sports games that want to put real players faces into the games. There is also a company selling facial and movement software and one of their targets is video games.

the theory does have some merit, IMO - those creepy talking japanese baby robots are freaky (look on youtube - they're white and somewhat anime looking, and that's about all I remember).

Re:Uh, graphics are surfing the uncanny valley any (1)

Creepy (93888) | more than 5 years ago | (#27419499)

here's a link to the company I was referring to - guess they are only facial - the video response has the creepy dolls I mentioned.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF_NFmtw89g&feature=related [youtube.com]

Re:Uh, graphics are surfing the uncanny valley any (1)

whatever3003 (536979) | more than 5 years ago | (#27411741)

I had Gain Ground on the Master System and you get it for the PSP now in the Sega Classics Collection ...

emphasis is on console (0, Flamebait)

SethJohnson (112166) | more than 5 years ago | (#27398169)



As expected, I didn't read the article. Just skimmed the images and text. They're reviewing a game that is prioritized for console sales, not PC. ID has sold out for quantity over quality. They're aiming for the people who used to play PC games, but have switched to consoles and remember playing ID releases like Wolfenstein 3D in the olden days. And they'll scoop up some curious new customers as well. Goodbye ID.

Seth

Re:emphasis is on console (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27398321)

Not to imply you don't know what the hell you're talking about, but it's id not ID.

And id is better known for Carmack's engines moreso than their gameplay.

Re:emphasis is on console (1)

pieisgood (841871) | more than 5 years ago | (#27398483)

They created the First Person shooter.

Re:emphasis is on console (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27398577)

Who, ID or id?

id may have started the FPS genre but that doesn't mean all your games have better gameplay than anyone else. RAGE may change that but come on Doom 3 as a great game? It was a more of showcase for Carmack's new tech. Which is fine, even though they're losing the engine crown to CryTech and Epic, but let's not delude ourselves that id games are the most fun. Making a new genre does not mean you make the best games in said genre. id makes the engine and someone else (Raven or Splash Damage for example) makes it into a game.

Yes, I'm drunk: still id = graphics engine not gameplay.

Re:emphasis is on console (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27398487)

Actually I think this game will only do well on the PC. Consoles have much much better games, Gears of War on the xbox360 and Killzone 2 on the PS3. No one is going to pay $60 for a mediocre Wolf game when they can play AAA titles instead.

Id lost the crown years ago. The Crysis and Unreal engines are lightyears ahead of anything Id has done, they're playing catchup. The Quake IV port to consoles was awful, not even worth a rental.

Glass

Re:emphasis is on console (1)

anss123 (985305) | more than 5 years ago | (#27399105)

No one is going to pay $60 for a mediocre Wolf game when they can play AAA titles instead.

No one is expecting Wolf to be an AAA title, but it's going to sell for the same reason that Farcry, Painkiller, and other not quite AAA but still good FPS titles sold: taste varies. Every time I look at someone's gaming library there's titles in there that I'd throw away if I found it in my backpack, yet I enjoy games such as Fear: Files despite the former being panned by reviewers and gamers alike (rightfully so).

As long as they aren't expecting AAA sales, or even AA sales, it's going to do fine.

Re:emphasis is on console (1)

Pushpabon (1351749) | more than 5 years ago | (#27400357)

Are you retarded or just blind? This is not an id software game. It is developed by RAVEN SOFTWARE. id licenses their engines to various developers.

Please... (1)

bonch (38532) | more than 5 years ago | (#27398173)

Please...please...no more sequels...please... ...our culture is rotting away, packed with tons of sequels and remakes...

Somebody...please make something new and fresh...my survival depends on it... ...farewell from the vault...

Re:Please... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27400121)

Try Fallout 3

Re:Please... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27400701)

You do realize there were 2 wolf games before Wolf3d and the franchise is almost 30 years old? ;)

Should the first popular fps have never been developed because it was a sequel?

Re:Please... (1)

BPPG (1181851) | more than 5 years ago | (#27402063)

There's tons of fresh new games out there. You just have to look for them. A lot of great mainstream games of note have been Portal, and Braid, No More Heroes, Little Big Planet, Left4dead, the list goes on.

Of course, you may not like them all, but they definitely aren't sequels. (Well, I guess Portal is a kind of spiritual sequel to that one old game that was made by the same team...)

Re:Please... (1)

bonch (38532) | more than 5 years ago | (#27403291)

In the same package Portal came in was Half-Life Episode 3 and Team Fortress 2...

RTCW:ET (4, Informative)

c.r.o.c.o (123083) | more than 5 years ago | (#27398175)

I, and many others, still play RTCW Enemy Territory. Sure, the graphics are completely dated, as the game itself is about 4-5 years old, and even when it came out it was behind the times. But it's still one of the most fun and sometimes frustrating multiplayer fps games out there. Why?

Not a single map can be won by a single person. Only if the engineers, covert ops, medics and field ops work together you can accomplish the objectives. Even soldiers are useful, as not much can defeat an mg's suppression fire, or clear a room as quickly as a panzer.

I don't care that the textures look a bit cheesy, that the walls and fields are plain or that there are no fog, shadows and other gimmicks. In the end it's the gameplay that makes or breaks a truly good fps. I can only hope that the new Wolfenstein's multiplayer will follow similar rules as RTCW:ET.

Re:RTCW:ET (1)

YeeHaW_Jelte (451855) | more than 5 years ago | (#27399331)

I switched to ET:QuakeWars when it was released and really haven't looked back (much :D ). I find it has the same level of teamplay and I enjoy the vehicle play.

Just wondering, what puts you off in QuakeWars?

Re:RTCW:ET (1)

ensignyu (417022) | more than 5 years ago | (#27399687)

Personally, I don't like the large maps in Quake Wars. It's way too open (haven for snipers) and I either spend most of the time running around or clumsily crashing my vehicle.

I think the change in distances requiring people to be good at medium to long range combat really changed the nature of the game, and it doesn't really work for me.

It probably raised the difficulty bar too high. I'm a fairly average FPS player, and I could play respectably well in ET -- but I get pretty badly pwnd in ETQW (although not as badly as CoD4).

Re:RTCW:ET (1)

nappingcracker (700750) | more than 5 years ago | (#27419573)

I felt that way at first too, but it was because I had a sloppy style honed in RTCW:ET and Nexuiz etc where it was mostly close quarters. Sometimes you can quickly run and gun in when in indoor environments or closed areas and go terminator style, but many times this will end you.

Once I changed my style to take advantage of cover all the time, drop to crouch or prone every time I am not running and avoid taking the straight line when crossing open spaces I had a much longer life span. Also, always zoom. Accuracy counts and you'll win more shootouts by learning to zoom and aim high.

It takes a bit more finesse, and I find my self switching classes much more often to take care of problematic snipes or turrets, etc. Especially those good pilots, I hate you! Eat rockets!

BTW I'm not a super FPS player, average at best. But just adapting my style improved my lifetime quite a bit.

Re:RTCW:ET (2)

AvitarX (172628) | more than 5 years ago | (#27400587)

I find you need too many people working together in ET:QW. As a casual player it makes it harder to be useful. With vehicles showing their best with a couple people in them, 9v9 no longer feels like a decent amount of people, and I find it hard to get in games with many more people where I am not dominated by better players.

Re:RTCW:ET (1)

pak9rabid (1011935) | more than 5 years ago | (#27402005)

I never played the original ET, but ETQW is a beautiful work of art. I'm tempted to install the original ET just to see where ETQW's roots are. But yea..I love the amount of teamwork that's required to accomplish the various objectives. Not to mention the deployables and vehicles rock :). What's your name on ETQW? I've probably played with you, as I'm a regular on the servers. I'm 'ricecraka'.

Re:RTCW:ET (1)

hrieke (126185) | more than 5 years ago | (#27401705)

Fueldump, with two trick jumps, 2m23s.

Now, what I really want is ET to be updated so it can take use of the multi-core CPUs that I have and not bog down with large open spaces.

Hope (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27398185)

Been a RTCW and W:ET(play everyday) i only hope it will retain the gameplay that made those 2 game amazing.
Sadly our hopes are not really up, since the SP has ironsight which will really slow down the game. All we hope is that the MP part of the game remains true to their roots and doesn't have ironsight.
This is an open letter to the dev of Wolfentein that ALL the community agrees upon
http://www.crossfire.nu/?x=column&mode=item&id=436

Lost Touch (1, Troll)

failedlogic (627314) | more than 5 years ago | (#27398197)

I'd rather make a sniper shot into Hitler's head in Wolfenstein or be accompanied by a platoon and taking on enemy positions.

If they're going to 'brand' a game about fighting the Nazis - WTF do ghosts, the paranormal and all this other BS come from. WFS II was great up until all the paranormal crap starting coming up. I just cheated through the rest of the game after. I'd lost all interest.

I would have hoped that the quality work ID does could be implemented into a -A++ version of COD, brother in Arms or similar with the WFS environment.

Re:Lost Touch (4, Informative)

Tadrith (557354) | more than 5 years ago | (#27398255)

I dunno... possibly because it's a fantasy based on the well-documented connection between Nazis and the occult? I'm not sure where you jumped in on the series, but the game has always been about the Nazi connection to the occult.

The first game in the "series", before Wolfenstein 3D, was Spear of Destiny. That's what the entire game was about.

Personally, I'm happy to see them return more to the roots of the series. We have enough bland, boring war games as it is.

Re:Lost Touch (1)

Justus (18814) | more than 5 years ago | (#27398563)

Although Spear of Destiny is the prequel to Wolfenstein 3D, it was released about six months afterward. Not that Wolfenstein 3D itself was particularly serious, what with mecha-Hitler, the zombies, etc.

The series has always had a pretty fantastical bent to it. It's actually worked rather well, in my opinion, and I just hope that they have something similar to Enemy Territory (or original RTCW) multiplayer included.

Lost Torch (0, Flamebait)

majorme (515104) | more than 5 years ago | (#27398781)

Obviously you don't know what you are talking about. Go read wiki to learn what Wolfenstein is all about.

An "Insightful" for this crap? Give me a break.

Re:Lost Touch (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27400647)

I totally disagree with this.

Everyone and their dog has a WWII game. Nevermind that two franchises out there focus on little else but that(Call of Duty and Medal of Honor). It's been old for a while, even the GOOD developers of CoD(that is to say Infinity Ward) are moving away from it because the concept is totally tapped out. Now what remains is fiction.

I, personally, hate WWII games. They're all so samey; they have the same stupid guns, the same Invasion of Normandy scenario(hell, UT had a Normandy Scenario and it's a shooter that takes place in the future), the same over-the-top effort to focus the crap out of, to quote a man, "America's sole moment of glory in living memory".

There's never even any scenario in these games that adds any subtlety to it. The Axis powers all but have glowing red eyes and fire breath at this point and every Ally and his mother walks around with a halo. The jews are absent(as often every country except America and Germany is), there's not a single thing they haven't already covered that anyone has the balls to try at this point. Given that, I welcome anything that tries to spin off the enormously repetitive muck that has stuck itself to the WWII FPS genre, be it magic supersoldiers(though, truth be told, that too is getting a bit stale), the concept that possibly not every Nazi soldier was Satan incarnate(or even really a Nazi), not every American soldier was directly descended from Jesus, or even remind us that there was GENOCIDE going on at the time. Hell, at this point I'd accept a WWII game as being innovative if they even tried things from a unique perspective, like a different country.

It doesn't matter, the genre is dead and was stupid five years ago. There are other wars to cover. Hell, you can make some up, given that video games provide the creative medium to do so.

Not every game is a tactical shooter! (4, Interesting)

tjstork (137384) | more than 5 years ago | (#27398247)

Game reviewers are the worst bunch of people on the planet. I'm sick of reviewers panning a game because the enemies do not have a great A/I, or there is a paucity of options. Just like every movie does not have to be Star Wars, or every song does not have to be a symphony, not every video game needs to be an ultra realistic tactical shooter with advanced A/I enemies and 900 combat moves.

I, for one, am actually rather excited by the new Wolfenstein.

1) The screen shots look pretty cool to me, or at least cool enough. I mean, did we bail on Dr. Who because it was not Star Wars?

2) Killing Nazis is NOT dated and overused, as the game reviewers say. Killing Nazis never goes out of style. I would even argue that, if a video game does not have a Nazi to kill in it at some point, it almost automatically sucks.

3) Sometimes I do not want to fight people that are as smart as I am, or smarter. The great genius of the first Doom wasn't the 3d graphics. It was that the 3d graphics were used to provide a great venue to just exterminate thousands of on-screen enemies. The quantity of killing in a video game is often better than the act of hunting down one person.

4) The so-called realism of a tactical shooter is just as much a fantasy as the other game plays it replaces. Statistically, squad on squad infantry engagements are not the way most people in wars get killed. If you have infantry engaging other infantry, that means the sides did something wrong, as you want to kill the other guy's infantry with the likes of artillery, cluster munitions, mines, chemical weapons, and other assorted goodies before they even engaged. That's not to say that it doesn't happen, but it is to say that in the case of war, the largest causes of death are not from enemy gunmen and so the whole concept of balanced teams and play is absurd.

Re:Not every game is a tactical shooter! (2, Funny)

Full Metal Jackass (998734) | more than 5 years ago | (#27401723)

The quantity of killing in a video game is often better than the act of hunting down one person.

Even if that one person is a game reviewer?

Re:Not every game is a tactical shooter! (1)

tjstork (137384) | more than 5 years ago | (#27402463)

Even if that one person is a game reviewer?

Oh, don't be turning my sweeping statements against me with self contradiction now! Ruins the drama of the whole thing. You are supposed to react emotionally to my opening slam of reviewers, not actually -think- about it! :-)

Re:Not every game is a tactical shooter! (1)

Triv (181010) | more than 5 years ago | (#27403401)

I mean, did we bail on Dr. Who because it was not Star Wars?

Absolutely not, considering Doctor Who predates Star Wars by over a decade. Star Wars was not the beginning of all things science fiction.

I don't give a damn (3, Insightful)

DesScorp (410532) | more than 5 years ago | (#27398317)

I don't care how "dated" the graphics look... if its anything like Return to Castle Wolfenstein (or Enemy Territory, which is still my primary game), then I'll snatch it up as soon as it's available.

Exactly my thoughts (1)

T0t0r0_fan (658111) | more than 5 years ago | (#27398523)

Just what I thought when reading the summary. Who cares if some blogger out there doesn't like the graphics? IMHO, at this point, graphics look "real enough" to stop noticing them after a few minutes anyway (and have been that way for a few years).

RTCW had plenty of (again, IMHO) undeserved criticism, but to me, it was just about perfect (well, except near the end). If they can keep about the same level of variety in the story/missions (supernatural, covert ops, plain shoot-em-up, etc.) throughout this one, I'll gladly play it.

(Oh, and a Linux port. Not going to bother otherwise.)

Have yesterday's titles taught you nothing? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27398351)

Gameplay over graphics, no exceptions.

Re:Have yesterday's titles taught you nothing? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27400787)

Myst?

Announced at GDC? (1)

Dutch Gun (899105) | more than 5 years ago | (#27398529)

...forgive me if I'm missing something, but... it was announced at GDC? I haven't been to GDC for a number of years, but it used to be a developer's conference with lectures, round-tables, etc - not something like E3 where you announced release titles, and nothing much the general public was interested in. When did publishers start pushing wares to the press there?

Re:Announced at GDC? (1)

xenolion (1371363) | more than 5 years ago | (#27400451)

They started pushing things to the press cause its all free. Think about it they didn't have to spend a dime of advertising cash on it to get people to start talking about it. Just look at all of this conversation on it, people are going to keep their eyes out for it to see how it turns out.

Old news + shit article (0, Offtopic)

majorme (515104) | more than 5 years ago | (#27398685)

This "new" trailer is now about 2 weeks old. The article at Joystiq is pure crap and a shit summary of old, badly interpreted news.

Why not write about that stuff when it's actually new?

ok, mod this as flamebait. I know the drill

Prey, anyone? (1)

cibyr (898667) | more than 5 years ago | (#27398767)

Generic FPS, slightly-outdated graphics, potentially-fun gravity gimmick, not much else going for it... hrmmm, where have we seen this before?

Then again, iD tends to make good games so maybe it'll be good this time around.

Funny, Nazis dabbling with abrahamitic zombies... (1)

G3ckoG33k (647276) | more than 5 years ago | (#27399817)

Funny I never thought about it before, why are these id Software Nazis dabbling with abrahamitic zombies...

At least one could expect them to summon Wothan, Thor, or some other Germanic deity.

Re:Funny, Nazis dabbling with abrahamitic zombies. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27401449)

Yeah, because Hitler totally worshiped Odin.

Insta-Port (3, Interesting)

Cyanara (708075) | more than 5 years ago | (#27400211)

Is this going to be the latest in the recent spate of games that really should have been designed primarily for PC, but instead have been detrimentally console-based? What's the deal with that anyway? Are console games harder to pirate or something?

Re:Insta-Port (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27401519)

Are console games harder to pirate or something?

Generally, yes. Consoles have a lot of hardware/software based checks that they do to ensure that the media put in them is the correct region, system, and is not an "illegal copy". To play a copied DVD/BD on your console means modifying your console and voiding any warranty you may have (RROD + modded Xbox = $300 for new Xbox).

The other avenue would be playing copied games on an emulator. Last major console I remember seeing any work on was the ps2, and that was severely lacking in functionality and playability. There are Dreamcast and Saturn emulators out there... but those consoles are long dead.

Re:Insta-Port (1)

Chosen Reject (842143) | more than 5 years ago | (#27406613)

voiding any warranty you may have (RROD + modded Xbox = $300 for new Xbox).

Am I slow on this? Should I have gotten this earlier? Microsoft intentionally added problems [wikipedia.org] to prevent modding? That's impressive thinking. Rather than adding more technical hurdles that are overcome anyway, just make the warranty so necessary that no one wants to void it.

Re:Insta-Port (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27424241)

I think with consoles they just sell a lot more copies. PC gamers still exist, but there's about 10x as many console gamers. I remember seeing the sales numbers for bioshock a week or two after it came out. I think the PC #'s were around 20,000 while the console numbers were more like 200,000.

RTCW: a very entertaining single player FPS. (2, Interesting)

master_p (608214) | more than 5 years ago | (#27400623)

The game "Return To Castle Wolfenstein" was a very entertaining single player FPS. The graphics were very good, the plot was suburb, and the whole game atmosphere made you want to finish it.

There is a group of video game players (that I belong to) that do not enjoy multiplayer FPSs. There is no thrill, for me, in killing other players. The thrill is to explore the environment, adapt to the situation and overcome the obstacles. Perhaps this group has become too small, because there are no FPSs for us any more.

My hope is that the new Wolfenstein game will be one such game (the other is Duke Nukem Forever, but I don't see that be released in this century).

Duke is back (2, Funny)

G3ckoG33k (647276) | more than 5 years ago | (#27400827)

http://www.dukeisback.com/ [dukeisback.com] in September. At least so they say...

Re:Duke is back (1)

master_p (608214) | more than 5 years ago | (#27401237)

But it's for the Apogee Duke Nukem games, the first of which is released on September, according to 3dRealms [3drealms.com] .

Re:RTCW: a very entertaining single player FPS. (1)

MadMoses (151207) | more than 5 years ago | (#27402993)

The game "Return To Castle Wolfenstein" was a very entertaining single player FPS. The graphics were very good, the plot was suburb

True. I still remember "Get off my lawn, Nazis!"

Classic suburb quote.

Re:RTCW: a very entertaining single player FPS. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27403585)

yea, but the plot had a bunch of non-german speaking germans. I hated that

Re:RTCW: a very entertaining single player FPS. (1)

bugeaterr (836984) | more than 5 years ago | (#27404639)

there are no FPSs for us any more.

Bioshock.

Re:RTCW: a very entertaining single player FPS. (1)

mtgarden (744770) | more than 5 years ago | (#27404997)

HalfLife? I agree that they are few and far between, but not exactly gone.... Now, if only I could get some co-op play on the PC....

This is not the Port you are looking for... (1)

DarthVain (724186) | more than 5 years ago | (#27401889)

From stuff I have previously read on this title, it will be developed for consoles and the ported to PC, which means in no uncertain terms that it will suck horribly.

As much as I like Wolfenstein, and loved ET, I will take a pass on this one I think.

ffft.... Necrovision is already out (1)

mahsah (1340539) | more than 5 years ago | (#27402677)

Google Necrovision, its made by some obscure Ukraine company.

You play as an American who went to World War One because he is a badass, and you spout cheesy one liners all over the place as you impale zombies on your bayonet.

I already think it will be better than Wolfenstein.

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