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Largest-Yet EVE Online Battle Destroys $200,000 Worth of Starships

Scott Lockwood Re:Wow (463 comments)

That is completely wrong. There are in fact real dollars behind all the ISK in the game. Real money was "lost". Just because you can't (legally) convert ISK to Dollars doesn't mean the money isn't real. There are quite a few people who convert Dollars to ISK by buying PLEX (Pilot License EXtensions) in game and selling them on the open market. The economy in Eve is a real thing. Some people (Such as The Mitanni) actually make a living off the game and no longer work. Me, I'm satisfied just making enough ISK to buy those PLEX's and not have to pay for my game in terms of Dollars.

about 8 months ago
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US Military Designates Julian Assange an "Enemy of State"

Scott Lockwood Not good at all. (805 comments)

That is a really bad sign. That makes giving them classified message traffic treason, which is punishable by death during time of war. This does not bode well for Bradley Manning.

about 2 years ago
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PLEASE TEST TO SEE IF THIS PAGE IS BLOCKED IN USA

Scott Lockwood Not blocked to me. (8 comments)

I see it just fine without TOR.

more than 2 years ago
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How Much Of Your Day Is Dedicated Video Games?

Scott Lockwood EVE (308 comments)

If EVE counts, then I'm in the last category for sure. I play on the train into work, I do some things that don't require a lot of attention at work, I play on the way home, and until I go to bed. It's an amazing game.

We have a saying. When a player leaves Eve Online for WoW, the IQ of both communities goes up.

more than 2 years ago
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Dentist pulls out all her ex-boyfriend's teeth after split

Scott Lockwood Re:Nice (15 comments)

I think stupid people get what they deserve. No more, no less. Would I have done that? No. Should she have known better? Yes. Should he? Likely also yes. The difference is, the tattoo artist had a signed release, so as real world trolling goes, he's the winner here. The Dentist comes in second since she's now being investigated for malpractice.

Then again, I'm one of those people who spends most of his waking hours in EVE ONLINE, where people are SUPPOSED to be dicks to one another. :-)

more than 2 years ago
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Dentist pulls out all her ex-boyfriend's teeth after split

Scott Lockwood Nice (15 comments)

I'm not sure, but I don't think this quite beats the guy who tattoo'd a huge turd on his ex's back. He after all got away with it. :-)

more than 2 years ago
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The Teflon Candidate Forgets His Role

Scott Lockwood Re:Chairman Zero (4 comments)

What's wrong? Sad that a black man is in the White House? Why not move to Germany or South Africa, and reminisce about the good old days with the other sad racist fuckers? We certainly don't need your kind here.

more than 2 years ago
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Poll inspired by another users journal

Scott Lockwood Negative one (15 comments)

It's the only way to fly. :-)

more than 2 years ago
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Conservative Spin Begins In 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...

Scott Lockwood Re:Gun control (4 comments)

It's rare but it does happen.

In Illinois, you periodically have to retest, as well as pass an eye exam.

more than 2 years ago
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Conservative Spin Begins In 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...

Scott Lockwood Gun control (4 comments)

is using both hands, and getting proper training. With a requirement of classes, proper training, and recertification - you know, just like we do with driving - this wouldn't be such a huge problem.

more than 2 years ago
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Please reply to this JE

Scott Lockwood This is a reply (5 comments)

I think you are secretly trying to determine who reads what you write, but doesn't post often. ;-)

more than 2 years ago
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EVE Online Ponzi Scheme Nets $50k Worth of In-Game Currency

Scott Lockwood Re:It's fun when it's fiction (171 comments)

Rather than slowing things down, set up a real alt, not using one of your two spare character slots. If you're making that much, you can buy two plex's a month in game, right? Train the other one to do cool shit, but take your time. One of my corp mates has an alt that he's done _nothing_ with except train core cert to elite. Now that he has core at elite, all he has to do is train up whatever skills he wants for whatever ships and weapons. That doesn't take all that long.

Or, go whole hog and train up to fly a titan.

more than 3 years ago
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Uninstalling libreoffice crapware

Scott Lockwood Seriously? (6 comments)

Use the GO version of Open Office. It rocks. Never had a single problem with it.

more than 3 years ago
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Conservatives Love Copyright Protection So Much...

Scott Lockwood Re:Did she follow the rules? (27 comments)

That's possibly true - and totally cool on the reordering of things - that makes more sense. Tom Petty is actually a bit of an asshole, but I agree with him on this, and not just for political reasons. As an artist, I would be horrified if someone took one of my songs and used it to promote a different message than the one I had intended.

more than 3 years ago
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Conservatives Love Copyright Protection So Much...

Scott Lockwood Did she follow the rules? (27 comments)

Sadly for Mr. Petty, most record companies (who would sell their grandmothers for a nickle) have a straight license for a fee model with songs that any politician can legally pay for and then use. Did Bachmann pay up, or is she outright stealing the song? No, I didn't read the F***ing article - I've seen enough of her DERP in the last two days. First the Jown Wayne Gacy / John Wayne "confusion", and then insisting that a 9 year old boy who later when on to fight slavery was a "founding father". This is just par for the course for Derpchele Derpmann.

more than 3 years ago
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EVE Online Targeted By LulzSec

Scott Lockwood If I wrote the news... (352 comments)

"IT departments everywhere noted huge gains in productivity today, as LulzSec announced it was taking Eve Online, offline. 'We don't know what happened exactly, but the whole tech crew start screaming about their crack being gone, and suddenly things started to get fixed. Oh - and they all even took showers.'"

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Verifying Security of a Hosted Site?

Scott Lockwood Re:Ask them (182 comments)

Who is your QSA? Who ever it is, they're giving you terrible advice. That should have been as simple as pointing out to them that the website was not part of the card holder environment, and as such, PCI didn't apply to it anyway. If they don't know that, you don't want to deal with them anyway.

Also, PCI is strictly mandatory - if you want to accept credit cards. Mandatory compliance came into the picture in 2008.

Lastly, with the new 2.0 spec, you are supposed to be taking a risk based approach to compliance, which makes pretty much everything you've posted to the contrary laughable.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Verifying Security of a Hosted Site?

Scott Lockwood Ask them (182 comments)

Ask them what their security plan is? How often do they conduct internal and external security scans? Do they conform to any security standards, like NIST, SANS, or even PCI? Also, ensure you have permission to conduct your own security scans, and ask them if you get results where there is a CVSS score of 4.0 or greater.

more than 3 years ago
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The guy behind starmedia.ca is such a fraud-artist

Scott Lockwood Fraud (4 comments)

So, they can go to jail for that, right? If you have paystubs showing otherwise - this could get ugly, I'm assuming.

more than 3 years ago

Submissions

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New Star Wars Trilogy Announced

Scott Lockwood Scott Lockwood writes  |  about 2 years ago

Scott Lockwood writes "When Peter Mayhew signed his contract for the new trilogy of films (episodes I — III) there was a rider that he had to sign guaranteeing he would agree to appear in Episode VII. I think most of us at the time thought that was a marketing stunt, but it now appears to be a reality after all. George Lucus, and of all people, James Cameron confirm there will be a 3rd trilogy. From the article:

Lucas: “Our generation had it’s legend. Our journey had a first step. And my saga had it’s beginning. Nowthis great and epic journey needs to have an end.”

Cameron: “With great hope comes great responsibility, and I will ensure that at last the mighty Galactic Empire sees its revenge, and that the New Republic and it’s Jedi protectors rise once again!”

Lucas: “There are three more tales to tell, and Mr. Cameron the force is strong with you.”"

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Huh. Epic Fail, Canada.

Scott Lockwood Scott Lockwood writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Scott Lockwood (218839) writes "Are you Canadian? Are you transgender? Do you want to fly? Well, too bad — as of last July, you can't anymore. FTA, "5.2 (1) An air carrier shall not transport a passenger if
(c) the passenger does not appear to be of the gender indicated on the identification he or she presents;""

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ASCAP starts to act like the RIAA

Scott Lockwood Scott Lockwood writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Scott Lockwood writes "Below Average Dave, a Dr. Demento style parody artist, has been shut down by the ASCAP. ASCAP, acting as badly as the RIAA, is now attempting to ignore the 2 Live Crew Supreme Court decision that Parodies are new derivative works. Just like the RIAA, ASCAP seems intent on ignoring basic truths and misrepresents the law. From his website,

What Happened to Badave.com??? Well, you can thank Ascap for that. Under the Fair-Use Doctrine, provided by the United States Constitution, parodies are protected from the normal copy-right laws as they do not infringe on the original works' financial gain. The parodies on this site were non-profit, educational, comment based or criticism. These uses have consistently been held up in court as fair use, and parody has won in court. Unfortunately, badave.com being a non-profit site, can not afford to battle Ascap--who is the only license company that doesn't seem to understand the concept that parodies don't fall under their license laws or limitations. I provided them with a link to documentation on parody and the history there of, and what happened in courts past, but they don't seem to get it

If you know anyone who can help BA Dave in his plight, please contact him."
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Governer Rod Blagojevic removed from office

Scott Lockwood Scott Lockwood writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Scott Lockwood writes "the IL Senate has voted unanimously, 59-0 to remove Governer Rod Blagojevi from office. A seperate vote will be held shortly to determine if he ever may hold elected office in the state of Illinois again."
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Journals

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A question for all mah friendz0rs

Scott Lockwood Scott Lockwood writes  |  more than 4 years ago

(08:08:40 PM) DJVladn8r: Ok, so, these are several of the acts from P-Con, but not necessarily the stuff they played. I have all of it, but we all just heard it at Penguicon, so this is kind of "Vlad's favorite stuff by the artists who were at Penguicon."
(08:09:08 PM) DJVladn8r: Plus some Schaffer. :-D
(08:10:11 PM) WildCard9: that works, Vlad
(08:10:22 PM) WildCard9: you dont need to recreate the concerts
(08:10:39 PM) DJVladn8r: So, I have this cool idea for the Camarilla Vampire game.
(08:10:44 PM) DJVladn8r: I'm going to make a "Player"
(08:10:58 PM) DJVladn8r: Player's aren't big stars, they just like to pretend they are one.
(08:11:09 PM) WildCard9: so a wannabe
(08:11:24 PM) DJVladn8r: A blood line of the Mekhet, they are involved in showbiz in so much as a Vampire can be.
(08:11:28 PM) DJVladn8r: Exactly, WildCard9
(08:11:46 PM) DJVladn8r: So, mine is going to be a wannabe Nerd Core rapper.
(08:11:52 PM) WildCard9: heh!!
(08:12:03 PM) DJVladn8r: This will give me a way to actually 'play test' the stuff I'm writing.
(08:12:08 PM) WildCard9: that definately goes against the gothic image of vampires.
(08:12:11 PM) DJVladn8r: In front of a real crowd.
(08:12:13 PM) BB`12 is now known as BB`13
(08:12:22 PM) DJVladn8r: Oh, it could TOTALLY be Goth, too.
(08:12:34 PM) DJVladn8r: Those most vampires in the Requiem game very much aren't goth at all.
(08:12:40 PM) DJVladn8r: That's mostly a Daeva thing...
(08:12:47 PM) DJVladn8r: Ask VoK, she plays one of those. :-)
(08:12:50 PM) WildCard9: ah, got it
(08:13:06 PM) haikupoet [~haikupoet@pool-151-203-219-183.bos.east.verizon.net] entered the room.
(08:13:18 PM) DJVladn8r: So - I'm looking for ideas. If you were a Vampire, and you were a nerd core wannabe, what would you write about?

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If you live in the Great Lakes area, pls help

Scott Lockwood Scott Lockwood writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Do you need a dog: Dairyland Greyhound Racetrack, Kenosha, WI closing on Dec. 31, 2009. 900 Greyhounds need adopting, or will be euthanized. Great family dogs. They have been crated most of their lives and sleep ~18 hours a day. Dogs are tested for cat, small dog friendly and multiple dog homes. Please CROSS POST, we only have 6 weeks. P: 312.559.0887 Or Dairyland Race Track Adoption Center at (262) 612-8256

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Things Conservatives Want Me to Believe

Scott Lockwood Scott Lockwood writes  |  about 5 years ago

Things Conservatives Want Me to Believe
by Christi Smith

Parents who don't want their children to pray in school are Anti-American zealots -- parents who don't want their children to listen to a speech by the President of the United States telling them to work hard and get good grades are noble patriots.

Peacefully demonstrating against the country starting an international war is treason -- showing up with automatic weapons to protest healthcare reform is democracy at its finest.

Any government official with a desk job should have every action scrutinized -- any government official with a badge and a gun should never be questioned or disrespected. At all. Ever.

Questioning the legitimacy of an election because the "winner" was selected by the Supreme Court is sour grapes -- questioning the legitimacy of an election because the winner (by the largest number of votes in American history) is really a Kenyan born Muslim despite all evidence to the contrary is being a vigilant American.

Lying about a blowjob is an impeachable offense -- lying about a war is no big deal, really.

Investigating a shady land deal involving the First Lady is a matter of National Identity -- investigating the use of torture at the direction of the Executive Branch is a partisan witch hunt.

Executing Japanese officers for waterboarding prisoners during WWII shows that we have the moral high-ground on human rights -- waterboarding prisoners of our shows that we have the moral high-ground on human rights.

Sitting two rows in front of Jane Fonda in a 1970 anti-war rally is an OUTRAGE! Shaking Saddam's hand in 1983...meh, not so much.

Anyone who questions the president during a time of war is giving aide and comfort to the enemy and should be deported...unless the president in question has a (D) next to their name in which case you should undermine them at every turn even if you have to routinely make shit up to do it.

Socialism, Marxism, Communism and Fascism are all interchangeable words that mean pretty much the same thing.

Anyone who abuses drugs should be locked up indefinitely...unless they are a popular Republican radio host in which case they need your prayers as they recover from the illness of addiction.

Health Insurance companies have your best interests in mind and anyone who thinks otherwise is trying to turn America into the Godless heathen nation of Sweden where EVERYONE in the country dies (eventually).

Obama is an atheist communist Muslim who attended a radical Christian church.

Believing that human activity could impact the global environment is crazy talk -- believing that an invisible man in the sky personally told George Bush to invade Iraq to fulfill Biblical prophecy is logically sound.

The verdict is still out on evolution -- but Jesus Christ returning in our lifetimes is a pretty much a given.

The media are unquestionably biased against Republicans -- Talk Radio, The Washington Times, The Weekly Standard, The Wall Street Journal, Rightwing Blogs, Fox News and NewsCorp are not part of the media.

The government should have no part in regulating multi-national corporations as they make decisions that impact the lives of millions of people -- government should regulate individuals by determining who they can marry, what kind of intercourse they can have, what they can smoke, how to manage their pregnancy and how to proceed with end of life decisions.

Communicating with hostile nations is a stab in the back to our great nation -- Reagan communicating with the USSR during the Cold War was Political Genius.

Iran is a mortal threat to our nation and anyone who attempts to talk to them is traitorous scum -- selling weapons to Iran and then funneling the money to start wars in South America is clearly in our National interest.

George Bush kept the nation safe after 9-11 (NOTE: the Anthrax attacks, the DC Sniper and Hurricane Katrina don't count. Also, the fact that 9-11 happened on his watch despite receiving a security briefing specifically warning of the attack doesn't count either.)

Social Security, Medicare, public schooling, public libraries, fire departments, police departments and the US Military are as American as Apple Pie -- universal healthcare is ZOMGDEATHPANELSOCIALISM!!

George W Bush is a regular 'ole Texas rancher just like you and me despite the fact that he was born in Connecticut, attended two Ivy League schools, bought the Crawford ranch just before running for president, sold it immediate after leaving office and is terrified of horses.

The two guys at the center of the Watergate and Iran-Contra scandals are trustworthy voices in discussions of current national policy and should be taken at face-value.

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Cash for Clunkers law discriminates against divorced women

Scott Lockwood Scott Lockwood writes  |  more than 5 years ago

From: "Scott Lockwood"

Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2009 20:02:18
To: "President Obama"
Subject: Why does the Cash for Clunkers law discriminate against divorced women?

Dear Mr. President,

With all due respect Sir, I would like to know why my girlfriend was told she doesn't qualify for the cash for clunkers rebate. She has owned her Ford Explorer since 1998, is the original owner, but was divorced in 2006, which changed her name. The state of IL issued a corrected title in 2007 at her request, but neglected to put her maiden name on the title, despite being provided with the divorce decree. Why would the agent we spoke with say that this was a mismatch? Why does she suddenly feel like she's being made to feel like an unperson?

Both names are hers, but because she exercised her right to return to her maiden name the NHTSA is saying she doesn't qualify. So, because she exercised her rights, no car trade in for her. Is this an example of change we can believe in?

The agent we spoke to, who spoke to her supervisor as well, was Carlene. We explained to her that we could get the state of IL to issue a corrected title that would still reflect the original purchase date, though it would say the title was issued as a correction now. She still said no. I would like to understand why.

1/2 of all marriages in this country end in divorce. 1/2 of those people (currently) are women. Are you ok with discrimination against a quarter of all the women who have been married and are now divorced in America?

If someone changes their name, they can't get a better car?

The specific section that seems to indicate this in the law is Category 4, Section D, sub section 2.

I would very much like for someone to email, write, or call me to explain how this discrimination is a good thing, is change we can believe in.

Respectfully yours,
William Scott Lockwood III

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Oh Noes!!!

Scott Lockwood Scott Lockwood writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Come and see the butthurt inherent in the system!!!

Relationship Change
sent by Slashdot Message System on Friday April 17, @00:05

TurdTapper (608491) has made you their foe.
If you'd like to, view or edit your friends and foes.

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Artist Jon Engle shaken down for his own images

Scott Lockwood Scott Lockwood writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Jon Engle, a designer who has worked on shows like Smallville, Birds of Prey, Lost, CSI, and Alias, is being asked to pay for $18,000 for artwork he is using. The catch? It's his own art!

From Jon's own web posting on the subject:

I was first contacted by a stock art site in July of last year. They hit me with a bill for a whopping $18,000! I had an account with the site. Years ago I purchased an illustration of a chef's hat for a client's project. So, I thought this was some accounting mistake. Nope. This was a bill for new images. Very familiar images. They were images from several of my logos; 65 of them in fact. That breaks down to about $275 per image. They actually wanted me to pay them $275 for each one of MY images!

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Governer Rod Blagojevic removed from office

Scott Lockwood Scott Lockwood writes  |  more than 5 years ago

the IL Senate has voted unanimously, 59-0 to remove Governer Rod Blagojevi from office. A seperate vote will be held shortly to determine if he ever may hold elected office in the state of Illinois again.

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I posted this as a comment, but it needs wider dissemination

Scott Lockwood Scott Lockwood writes  |  more than 5 years ago

To all the Republican Neo-Conservatives:

I wish that those on the right could stop beating the war drum, and live up to their own rhetoric. Namely, how they say that all real Americans will support their elected president. Ok. You have an elected president, now. Republican Neo-Cons, show us that you mean what you say. Republican Neo-Cons, show us that you support the President of the United States. Or, just shut the fuck up and admit that you don't give a shit about America, but only about your neo-conservatism. Your idea of building an American empire.

My opinion? Fuck that shit. Guess what - it's the opinion of the majority of your fellow AMERICANS, too. The difference is, we're willing to work with you, even thought we just about don't have to at this point. Can you say the same?

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To all my friends and foe's

Scott Lockwood Scott Lockwood writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Happy Festivus! Tomorrow is my birthday. I will be 39. I'm a year and a day away from being 'old'. :-D

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Thank you, you guys rock

Scott Lockwood Scott Lockwood writes  |  more than 5 years ago

While I'm sure I have not seen the end of the abuse, thanks to all your kind positive mods, even as the negative mods continue to come in, I'm finally Karma Positive again. Thank you!!!

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Un-Fucking-Beleavable

Scott Lockwood Scott Lockwood writes  |  more than 5 years ago

I just got hit by Pudge's girlfriends - again. This time, I think they waited on purpose to mod me down just as the comments would pass out of the system for moderation, so no one could correct the abuse.

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The result of moderation abuse

Scott Lockwood Scott Lockwood writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Slashdot only allows a user with your karma to post 2 times per day (more or less, depending on moderation). You've already shared your thoughts with us that many times. Take a breather, and come back and see us in 24 hours or so. If you think this is unfair, please email posting@slashdot.org with your username "Scott Lockwood". Let us know how many comments you think you've posted in the last 24 hours.

Anyone still believe the bullshit "Moderation doesn't matter" argument?

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More moderation abuse

Scott Lockwood Scott Lockwood writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Comment Moderation
sent by Slashdot Message System on Saturday October 11, @00:05

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It is currently scored Normal (0).

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Re:You now have 0 credibility, posted to Understanding Obama: The Making Of A Fuehrer, has been moderated Overrated (-1).

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Dear Pudge. I can always whore up more Karma. I seriously hope you die in a fire.

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Fiscal Conservative

Scott Lockwood Scott Lockwood writes  |  about 6 years ago

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g56/adrireznor2/qqxsgFiscalConservative.jpg

Mega Thanks to Reza for the image. :-) This should answer the question once and for all: Who's responsible for our current financial woe's as a country? It's not the Democrats. No amount of hand waving will make this the fault of the Democrats. As the Republicanswho owns the blame, they'll tell you anything but the truth - that it rests squarely on their shoulders.

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DJ Vlad

Scott Lockwood Scott Lockwood writes  |  more than 6 years ago

So, I'm doing an occasional web DJ thing, mostly for fun, but also for the experience. If you haven't heard it yet, tune into Dementia Radio,

http://dementiaradio.org:8027 High Speed

or http://dementiaradio.org:8000 Dial Up

I suggest using either WinAmp or XMMS to listen. I don't have a set schedule, and I don't know if I will ever have one. Right now, I just fill in for folks. Be sure to check out both "The House of Hiei" and "Rantin' with Nate Boi", two shows I've covered for.

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