Friday, March 16, 2012

March Against Police Brutality? Yeah Right...

To all of the people who threw stuff at the police, flipped cars and vandalized the city yesterday during the march against police brutality: f*ck you!
© The Gazette
Your antics turn a worthy cause into a joke and force the police to take action, which in turn leads to violence and people getting hurt. You're the cause of said police brutality, do you not see the irony of your actions??
Our healthcare system is getting worse, our educational system is short on money, our infrastructures are crumbling down AND we're the most taxed nation in North America. So what do you do? Cause hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage and millions of dollars in additional costs. Who pays for all of this? We do... you f*cking morons!
Protesting police brutality buy trying to rob a bank... ok... makes sense.
© The Gazette
How is stealing electronics from Future Shop protesting against police brutality?!?! Stop diluting yourselves and just admit that you don't give a rat's ass about the cause and you're only looking for an excuse to go nuts and break other people's sh*t.
© The Gazette

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

People need to calm the heck down...

I missed the news yesterday as I was in class, but heard afterwards that apparently, the fact came out that Justin Trudeau was a separatist. I was surprised, but also skeptical.

So this morning, I Googled him and found the following article from the Ottawa Citizen (oh, and way to be objective mister journalist...). You know what his separatist quote was? Let me paraphrase it for you: "If the Conservatives remove the rights to abortion, gay marriage and keep going backwards in other ways then I would consider making Quebec a country." He's being chastised for wanting to preserve our rights? He didn't say "Vive le Québec libre!" and talked about planning a referendum on the subject, he said that if Canada goes to hell because the people support Harper and Co. then it might be a good idea to have the people who want to keep our rights as they are separate into their own country. What's so wrong about that? Go ask the opposition in Syria if instead of living under the iron boot of Bashar Al-Assad they'd be open to separating into their own country.

I'm not a separatist and I really dislike Justin Trudeau (I think he's an arrogant, pompous ass) but people are really twisting his words and flipping out for nothing here. 

What really makes me sad is that he's being scolded for speaking his mind and "going against his party", I'm sorry, but to me he's doing exactly what a politician should do. MP's should be voted for their ideas, values and for what they want to bring to their communities, not because they are "Liberal" or "Conservative" or "NPD". I find it deplorable that if an MP doesn't agree with something the party says/thinks, then he can't say anything about it. The first thing you learn when you're an MP is to not give your opinion or thoughts on anything unless the party leaders tell you it's ok and hand you flashcards. Seriously, why are we voting for 100 MPs if only a couple run the show and all the other only serve to agree with their bosses?

I'm not voting for sheep, I'm voting for a person who can think on their own, even if sometimes they say things that not everyone agrees with. This is what's wrong with our system, we vote for parties, not people. A party should be there to give us a general idea of what they stand for, but then the candidates should tell us why to vote for THEM, not why to vote for their party.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Still Alive!

Well, it's been quite a long time, hasn't it? The last few months were occupied by class projects, final exams, holidays and finally: Star Wars: The Old Republic.
On the later, I have to admit that it's been my new addiction. I've never played a massively multiplayer online role playing game before, and frankly it wasn't a genre to which I paid much attention (in fact, I often made fun of my friends who were into World of Warcrack). I got into the game because I am a huge fan of Star Wars and I really enjoyed Knights of the Old Republic. I was lucky enough to get access to 2 beta weekends where I played a Sith Warrior and a Bounty Hunter, this was enough to convince me that the game was worth the price of admission plus the 15$/month.

The story elements of the game are really fun and engaging, the voice acting is great and playing with friends is also a lot of fun. Strategizing over voip during fights and watching where conversations go according to the dialog decisions made by the others is really entertaining. People who played MMORPG's before will tell you that SWTOR does not bring that many new concepts, however it does bring a new twist to some of those concepts. The crafting elements are engaging and not overly complex, the companions that can perform missions for you (even when you're logged out) are a welcomed addition, the Huttball PvP mode is a welcomed change of pace and so are the assault (objective based) and capture the flag game types.

You can find me collecting bounties on the Ven Zallow RP-PvP server. Happy Hunting.

Oya Manda!