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  1. When trying to figure out what a person's policies will be, I think it's best to look at past actions of state. Hillary was a popular Secretary of State and did negotiate some deals in the middle East. I don't care for her connection to Kissinger, but it is a point in her favor that she knows all the major players already and they know her. She can hit the ground running. I see Hillary as a pretty vanilla politician. She's got a metric ton of experience, but I don't expect anything from her but same-old. Granted, she was an original proponent of single-payer. It would be nice to see that, though from what's shes stated I don't know that she'd fight for it. Trump's statement about working with other countries is "only losers keep their word if it's not profitable to them and I'm running a winner nation" So I'd guess we'd lose the majority of our overseas bases when the host countries decide they'll kick us out (ie Phillipines and Okinawa) He's also said upfront that he's going to ignore any part of the constitution that he feels is irrelevant to his interests. Probably that of removing freedom of religion and separation of church and state, for starters. Also the right to a fair trial. It would take all three for his muslim internment + deportations. As far as his businesses, 6 bankruptcies. Apparently because he likes to hire people and not pay them, resulting in 3700+ lawsuits. Which means if anyone thinks he's not serious about stiffing our allies or Americans... they are refusing to look at facts. And again, he said he gave millions to Veterans and charity, it's all come out as lies. His entire portfolio is defrauding people to enrich himself. In general... The economy and wages have improved drastically under Obama. Gas prices are down and we're exporting it, stockmarket is at record highs. Looking at the states that now have majority ultra-conservative Republican legislatures such as Kansas, Louisiana etc, they've been digging themselves into financial ruin. Imo, we've already seen that the policies don't work. I see no reason to effect them on a National Scale when they don't work at a state level. As far as the supreme court, the conservative court gave us Citizen's United and unlimited wiretapping. So I'm not in favor of it going back that direction either. In the end, I'm voting for a person's policies not for a popularity contest. And Trump's supporters constant use of white supremacist imagery does not do anything to encourage me that their policies would be anything I'd want to see happen.
  2. The Dallas Police Chief had a good response. "We're Hiring". But the reason it's good is there's some history there. The FBI put out a report in 2006 that White Supremacist groups were trying to infiltrate law enforcement without giving away what they were. They're called Ghost-Skins. I have family that work with the police and bad recruits are both a problem and hard to get rid of once they get in. I don't think that's a unique to police problem. Every place I've ever worked had that one or two guys that were either toxic or a disaster. And they'd never get fired. Problem with this in Law enforcement is the amount of damage they can do. Especially when people that mean to do evil get in the door knowing that they are pretty iron clad once they do. Anywho, here's an article that links the FBI report as well as some cases where they got rid of supremacist cells in police forces. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/5/21/13...-Be-Assimilated
  3. 16 CB of each gender or all common dragons. And maybe a few uncommon that I really like.
  4. Well, they used to gender while frozen and now they don't. So I don't want to take for granted they can while stunned. I'm "testing" one and so far he's stayed ungendered. /prods lil' hatchie Update: Well, as far as the test went it seems like it grew up almost as soon as stun wore off, though it was on the Eggs Around the World site so it may have been bombarded in the ER too. I never saw it gender during the stun. So the inability to get views may inhibit that, or at least won't make it any easier to catch. It may only be handy if you have something come up and know you can't watch it until a couple days later.
  5. I think this will be pretty nice for Holiday trading/gifting. Sometimes its just hard to catch people during the holiday madness and this gives a little extra leeway. That and you don't have to worry about viewbombers killing your hatchies if you post in the holiday thread. For regular trading, I probably won't have a lot of use for it, but its' nice as an option. Last but not least, it will be very handy for the TMB raffle. It's always a little touchy getting the hatchy given out, I've had people try to ER the hatchy on my scroll before it could get to the winner. One last possible use I might have for it is hatchy freezing. Sometimes when I ER an egg the views get a little too far out of whack for it to gender properly before it gets down to the wire. I've got more than one adult on my scroll that should have been a frozen hatchy. If they can gender while stunned, that will help me get them frozen before they grow.
  6. I like the green male gemshard, they so curly
  7. Vhale

    2016-07-10 - July Release

    I'm aware of the difference between hatchies and eggs as I'm sure most people are.
  8. Vhale

    2016-07-10 - July Release

    New BSA This should help a LOT with trading vrs viewbombers. Woot!
  9. /updated and rolled! Congrats Terrafreaky! I'll be trying to breed Terra's first attempt tomorrow so there won't be a raffle next week. But I"ll try for a raffle egg next Friday. Until then, enjoy the new releases I got down to 2 pages of unnamed dragons myself and I need to find something for the bolts too
  10. Vhale

    2016-07-10 - July Release

    Coastals have been on the Targeted Mass Breed list for awhile. If it looks like they're going to be pushed scarce we'll take a break on them. But... they breed very prolifically. That being, I'd encourage anyone thinking to work on a hybrid checker to get'er done before the ratios rebalance.
  11. /updated! I'm down to my Pillows but I think I've got 3-4 breeds that I don't have any naming scheme started yet. I. Can. Do. It.
  12. The list shows off how they are more teal than truly blue. So I think I like them better without a strong blue cast. Aegis is really nice, Golden Wyvern. I'm thinking Celestial might be good. Winters maybe. And maybe paired with some green dragons like Frills or something brighter.
  13. Vhale

    2016-07-10 - July Release

    I keep thinking this is an appropriate release due to Pokemon Go being out, Lightning, Pikachu!
  14. Vhale

    2016-07-10 - July Release

    Very nice! Now I'll have to sadface since I got to the release late and my eggs won't hatch for a bit. /wants to go pick up more.
  15. Vhale

    2016-07-10 - July Release

    I have a decent hoard of electrics and waverunners. I was tempted to breed hybrids for the AP but I think I'll wait. Both electrics and waverunners are overpopulated, so I don't want to discourage people from raising their own.
  16. July 14th, thanks for letting me know /updated!
  17. Vhale

    2016-07-10 - July Release

    Looks like I might be able to take two dragons off the TMB list for a bit. /cheers at the release!
  18. Inspiration is good! I crunched this weekend on an afghan that I finished /yay! and now I'm going to try to get some naming done myself. I usually go with theme naming like looking up names for celtic gods or something on the wiki but I'm going to try Dirtytabs method too.
  19. /kabump! Putting a note in here that the TMB raffle is going to support naming for the current raffle. Here's the ruleset. Feel free to pop over
  20. You are 4, since everyone only gets one entry on this one I'm doing it the "old-fashioned" way and just giving people list numbers. So first person is 1, second is 2, etc. Yes Dusky you may, this ones a little more newbie friendly I think that is the link Dirtytabs! /runs to post @natayah /d'aw! I have a lot of family that is very, very materialistic. My personal belief is that if I can't manage to share little things that aren't really worth anything, how will I do with big things? Imo, empathy, charity and kindness take practice, not just the absence of doing wrong. That's just neutrality. So this is one of my little things to avoid being complacent. It's just a little digital dragon, the more costly thing is the time running the raffle and losing my egg slot. And I can "Afford" that, so I will practice sharing it.
  21. I had this problem too. My shorter friends used to tease me about it. They kept going for a couple of years after I stopped because adults were kinda nasty about giving me candy. I was the third tallest kid in my grade as I had my spurt early.
  22. /bows before Dirtytabs, master of frilly puns! Frozen hatchies I hadn't thought about. The main reason for the name-fest is people hate to trade holidays etc from unnamed parents. I've run into some hardships the last two years trying to juggle eggs that no one wants because the parents aren't named. Frozen hatchies wouldn't cause that issue so I wouldn't count them. I thought there was a name every dragon oath type thread in Site Discussion somewhere. I was going to bump it with the rules quote to get a little interest but I swear I can't find it now. /will dig again after work /updated!
  23. Glad to see some of my eggs made it to this post!
  24. Putting a note in here that the TMB raffle is going to support naming for the current raffle. Here's the ruleset. Feel free to pop over
  25. lol dirtytabs! /updated Oy, seeing some of those word codes are hysterical I'm not counting how many unnamed I have. I'm just going to try to make another dent in them. I'm leaning more towards suffix/prefixes. It sure helps rather than trying to find new names. And... we got the AP down to 3d32 /fistpump!