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  1. Jayshe

    World Cup

    Quote: off note: what cha guys think of the new uber science-y soccer/football ball? Heard the brits don't like it. Hilarious comment. No, the Brits don't like it but there's been complaints from most of the teams about it. I think it's the ball coupled with the elevation in South Africa that's affected ball speed. Apparently the elevation is also supposed to decrease the amount of spin on the ball which causes the change of motion when the ball hits so I think Adidas made an effort to design a ball with increase spin to offset the elevation. Goalies don't like spin!!
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    World Cup

    @Mizzou-good memory! I do know Toronto soccer fans...especially with TFC there I did however just move to Ottawa at the beginning of May (slightly unexpectedly-which put a huge damper on my beta testing) and there's not quite the same mass of soccer fans here! As to video replay I don't completely get Blatter's argument. I understand that he doesn't want to stop the flow of the game, however if you add on video replay for contentious goals, the play has stopped anyhow for the goal itself. I'm glad that he's finally opening up to goal line technology, but that doesn't go far enough in terms of what the majority of the outcries are about. Without video replay, France would still have qualified (which they obviously shouldn't have) and Argentina's goal would still count against Mexico...let alone the goal that was called back against the US in qualifying... Anyhow, I do believe that the flow of the game is integral and that you can't start questioning all calls...but at least for goals, where there's already a stoppage in play, what can the harm be in replaying anything that's contentious?
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    World Cup

    KTC: in terms of drawing countries together my thinking was more along the lines of sport in general (on a world platform) vs. World Cup specifically (I wasn't very clear!). Yes, the US may be just too big and too fractured. I had the pleasure to be backpacking Europe during the World Cup and it was amazing-soccer fans from all over the world sought out their 'country' bars or restaurants and came together for each game. Most countries dedicated large screens in city squares for the public to come together to watch their squad. The media spoke of little else. It was an incredible experience, and short of a war, I can't think of what else can have the effect of bringing the people of a country together to support the same thing. (Obviously war can also have the opposite effect as well!) As Aeturnus said with Canada and hockey, the night the men's hockey team won gold in Vancouver sure felt like the country came together for that moment in time. Does it mean anything in the long run? Probably not. Does everyone get involved? No. But it sure is cool to experience! Aisling-your comment made me laugh. I think you are completely right!
  4. Aeternus-*slaps head* thank you for enlightening me on why Serena was so upset during that battle. I remember not really getting it when I watched it as a kid (why would she be crying now when her friends are just captured!). That makes SO much more sense that they actually were killed. So where would be the best place to find 'real' versions of manga? I don't imagine local video stores have that kind of stuff. Downloads? Where can I download legitimately (not ripping someone off)?
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    Sticks and Stones and other pointless phrases

    KTC-Thank you for the Roosevelt quote...I love it. I find that so empowering-that is one I'm going to remember. Connie-I actually like the 'no pain no gain' quote. I'm in training for a sports team right now and they have been going slightly insane on us with fitness drills. Nearing the end of some of these drills I find my energy nearly wiped and all it's actually those words echoing in my head that help me find my extra reserves to keep going and pull through. I think someone said above that it's all about taking the quotes in context and while it's certainly not true in all situations, I've definitely used it as inspiration to battle through tough times!
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    Please help: Realy evil girl in my class!

    Star-Dreamer-there could be many reasons she acts that way...she may be jealous of you as bacman said, she could be trying to control everybody and not liking you as you're not letting yourself be controlled, or she just may plain not like just because as Rena said. I sympathize with you that it must be incredibly tough in a class with only 7 people...it is hard to escape that. Unfortunately the best thing to do may be to just keep ignoring it and keep being nice to her. People change. And if they don't, things change and people move in and out of lives. It sounds like a crappy situation but resorting to violence or trying to rally other girls against her will just blow this thing up even further.
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    Occitan language?

    Moony-I know french but the spelling doesn't look anywhere near french :S I tried to sound it out in my head phonetically to see if it made sense in case the spelling is off but I guess I tend to visualize words as I just can't get it.
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    Parents on Facebook

    Aeturnus-I might have missed it with all the posts, but did you try talking to him about it first or from his perspective would it be a random deleting? I have both my parents on fb. Neither of my parents live in TO so it's been a good way to keep in touch. My dad does go a little overboard sometimes-he'll reference pictures (usually that my bro put up as he's constantly throwing up pics) that I often haven't seen or ask about friends by name (that I know he shouldn't know the first and last name) so I think I get where you're coming from. I feel like it's a little weird but at the same time in my Dad's case I know it's because he misses us and essentially thinks fb is a godsend to still feel part of my brother and my lives even though he's in a different city. I just can't take that away from him-nor do I want to-it almost makes us closer in a way when we do talk as I don't always have to explain things from the beginning. I know if I took my Dad off fb without letting him know he's stalking too much that he'd be really hurt. Of course if I had already talked to him about it and things didn't change then I'd go for that next step.
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    Is there such a thing as "too old for pigtails?"

    Lol hot Moony! Obviously anyone can and should wear their hair as they want. As a 29 year old in a business setting at work I never wear pigtails-it definitely gives the impression of too young.
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    Health Care Reform in the U.S.

    Stardale-just want to clarify what you mean by 'if we do this the economy goes down'. Do you mean that if the Philippines did this, that it costs money which would then come out of taxes, which the average person would not be able to pay and thus bankrupts a society to cause the economy to go down? I assume that's what you mean but I'm not sure as the link isn't direct.
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    Health Care Reform in the U.S.

    Argoyle-your point on tort law is really interesting. I hadn't thought about that argument at all-and certainly haven't read it in the papers here (although I haven't exactly been reading a whole lot of articles about the US health care system). So that leads me to another question...who's going to be in charge of the system (taxing, rules etc)...feds or each state? Does tort law fall under feds or state? My assumption is that tort law is state while health care is federal...but I don't know. If my assumption is correct, then it would be very interesting to see if states who have the strictest tort laws also have the least expensive medical costs... In Can health care is national (so it must have been brought in federally) yet it's the provinces that are in charge of managing the system...so depending on the province there can be some major differences (ex. I think that avg. wait lines are way longer in ON vs. the Maritimes, however in terms of specialists there are way more in ON over the Maritimes). So how is the US going to be managing it?
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    Introduce yourself (Reremade)

    tireswing-I actually have a Super Nintendo Although I suppose most things from Super Nintendo I could download for Wii....for some reason though I seam to enjoy the computer over a console better...are any of those games adapted for here?
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    Health Care Reform in the U.S.

    crdcc-totally curious here...does it force the employer to pay for health insurance, or does it force the employer to align with an insurance company that the employee has to pay into? I was thinking about it last night, mainly the comment of if you want health insurance get a job....I do think there's a lot of grey area for people who do work but still can't afford health care on their own...ex. Mom & Pop stores, new businesses, shift workers, part time employees. I get it that there will likely be a lot of people that abuse the system (it definitely happens here) so then I guess the question is, is it worth it to help the people that really are working their darndest and truly need the help (and just how many people in that category are we talking about)
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    Introduce yourself (Reremade)

    Welcome all of you! Gramma-never worry about questions...I definitely ask many a silly one myself!! Reg-Wow, super cool you made your own system tireswing-I haven't tried any of those-are they similar to Aveyond? Connie-couldn't agree with you more!!
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    Health Care Reform in the U.S.

    I know almost nothing about the US health care bill. Will your taxes be raised directly to pay for it? I assume it will (also from Ontario we do get an extra health care levy on top of our normal taxes-which also go partially towards health care). If not then what are the premiums/how will they be paid? Does it force employers to have to give health insurance?
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    The opening ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympics are tonight and I am very excited. I love the Olympics as it's a time for all countries to meet together, an opportunity to compete, but also to showcase their talent and to an extent, culture. Being Canadian, these Olympics are all around me...on the news, throughout so many topics of conversation, stores, etc. I am curious though, are other people (especially from other countries) into the Olympics? Is anyone else excited for Vancouver 2010?
  17. Tiniponi's done a great FAQ which is great in place of the strategy guide. Anyhow, it answers a lot of questions including where to find gems...here's her answer: Q: Where can I get Diamonds, Emeralds, Sapphires, Opals, and Topaz,? A: As follows: - Diamonds – dropped by Glowbugs in Fauna Caves - Emeralds – dropped by Emerald Slimes in the Crystal Caverns - Sapphires – dropped by Snapdragons in Blueleaf Forest - Opals & Topaz – The Brown Worm in the Root System drops one of them when defeated. After that, fighting the Worms in the Worm Tunnels will get you as many as you want to spend time getting.
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    I bet the people she caused to die wouldn't agree with the hero's death It sounds like yes, she did something to try and redeem herself...and in fiction it feels like heroism....but as Elemental said I think RL would be different. I mean, a second degree murderer sacrificing themselves wouldn't exactly make up for the people they got killed, would it?
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    other sites

    BFG launched it at the same time if that helps?
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    Small screen

    Belinda-this hasn't happened on mine so it shouldn't be a Lost Orb thing. Alt-Enter?
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    Something to think about for Chapter 4

    Sir Tact-thinking about your post I think you're actually bang on. I did start from my saved TLO file which had me start at a higher level than 30...likely because of that I didn't need to level up as much, but because of the gold loss I was conscious of having to go back to specifically fight for gold. Thank you for that-it definitely makes sense.
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    Something to think about for Chapter 4

    Shaz-not sure if you're referring to my post or not but maybe it's just the cautious way I tend to play the games (meaning many a battle) but no, in the past I've never felt that I've ever really been lacking for gold. This chapter more than any of the others I was very conscious of the state of my gold as I seemed to need to fight a lot before having enough to buy what I needed. It could very well be a subtle change in the way I played given I started with testing vs. flat out playing.
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    Something to think about for Chapter 4

    What level were you playing on? (curiously) I found in this chapter more so than the others that I never had enough gold to buy all my equipment properly in one go so would subsequently have to go back and hunt down many a monster.
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    Post Your Picture!

    @Foxxy-your girls look adorable...love that pic as it shows your personality come through! @Michael-I can say the same for your pic really...you seem like a really fun guy.
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    Aeternus-I was there!!!! I have pics just like that one (once I get it off my camera lol)! My voice didn't come back until Tuesday Of course noone at work really cared because they had all been going crazy too. My brother lives in Vancouver (and his work shut down for the full two weeks lucky dude) and he said it was even crazier there (no doubt). I totally agree with you on the people out there...people of all ages, races, backgrounds, whatever were all hugging, cheering, and singing together. Amazing!! I am going to remember that day for the rest of my life. Isn't it funny how sport can truly unite a country? (of course for most other countries that sport is soccer instead of hockey!!)