Thursday, December 29, 2011

Americans Take Your Country Back

Americans need to wake up and realize that it will only get better if we make it better. We need to stop letting companies ruin this country. As a veteran of the Iraq War, this deeply disturbs me. I don't want to see my country fall apart. I defended it because I want to raise a family here and I love my country. Yet with the way the economy has been since my return in August of 2007. It has been a constant struggle. The U.S. seems like it has hit rock bottom, much like most of the friends I had before I left. Yet at least they can say their rock bottom was caused by the prescription pill epidemic. The only excuse America has is. Obama. Everyone blames him, yet in reality. It is our own faults.

We bailed out the banks while we were at war. Big companies pay off politicians to pass laws that let them benefit from something negative upon the country, company and persons who work for them. Bankers were bailed out, then gave themselves bonuses. Politicians receive money and make tons of money from the taxpayers, yet they complain and can't seem to come to an agreement on taxes. Which effects the general population more then it would them. Yet they will only pass something that will let them line their pockets with gold. It is a reverse Robin Hood. Take from the poor and give to the rich.

If in fact politicians were truly there to help the American people. They wouldn't have bailed out the banks for not doing their jobs and scamming the markets. It seems like the more crooked and corrupt you are in America, the more you can benefit from it. I try to live a pretty honest life. Yet I am poor. Should I do the wrong thing? It seems like it. Hey if bankers and politicians can do it, why can't I? Oh wait. I forgot. I'm not rich already or I don't hold a position of power to turn the tides in my favor.

Americans have forgot the essence of this country. For the PEOPLE, by the PEOPLE. Yet where are you people? Well to be honest, a lot of people showed up for the OWLs movement. We tried! Yet until Americans are directly effected, we will not stand up. Sadly I will say this...I don't want to but I am. We are lazy and do not care about the welfare of our countrymen.

We need to stop worrying about making a profit from something and start worrying about how to save humanity. Someone would rather make a dollar, then to help someone who is starving. To me this is sad. No I can't fix the problem myself, but at least I have the balls to stand up for what I believe is wrong and right.

It is wrong that the government allowed Police to break the laws, yet when citizens break the laws we get thrown in jails. We have the right to do these things, it says it in the Constitution and in the Amendments. Yet when we practice these, they come up with a loophole of how to stop us from doing it.

It is now or never America. Wake up, take our country back. These greedy politicians are not going to go down easy. I don't mean take up arms and rebel against your country. I mean take it down legally using laws already in place. Use the system the way it is designed and reclaim control!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

5 Reasons to Play The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

I have been playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for about a week now. Yes I know I am a bit late, but I have it right? Anyways what got me interested in this game aside from the pure hype of it, was the fact that I had previously played The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. As a fan of this game, I was very tempted to play the newer version of the series. Yet I was skeptical at first because of all the bugs and glitches from the previous version. As I sat down and started to play it, I noticed that getting the game was a great decision.

1. The game mechanic are much better. Upon playing for some time I noticed that you can't just run around and jump and sprint and gain a skill increase. Unlike its older brother, this was an issue for me. As it made the feel of the game seem a bit unreal. Yes I am sure in real life if you run around jumping, you will get better at it. Yet for game physics it would allow you to feel God-like. Jumping 15 feet in the air is not realistic, and for a game like Skyrim, you want it to be as realistic as possible. Even though it is a fantasy genre game.

2. The graphics are improved. I don't really have to show you to be able to tell, but I will. The fact of the matter is. Oblivion came out in 2003 and then Skyrim came out in 2011. Here is a visual of the character evolution from the two.

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3. Freedom to do anything you want. Well almost anything. The game is so open and so is the world. You be any type of character you. It has its limits just like any game does. Yet it doesn't force you to follow the story line if you wander off. In fact you can play the game without doing much of the storyline. It is up to you to complete it. You can always just follow your own path that attunes to your play style. The game doesn't block you off with an invisible wall that forces you to follow the story. This I like. A lot of games will make you follow the story. Yet with Skyrim, there are so many side quests and other things to do in the game. You could play for hours on end and not complete any of it.

4. Dual Wielding. Ah yes, who doesn't like to dual wield? Well magic caster normally don't like it, or do they? In Skyrim even as a magic caster you can dual wield spells. How freaking cool is that! This was something I always wanted in Oblivion. A lot of the times I just dodged the attacks anyways. With dual wielding you can take advantage of the extra weapons damage modifiers. When dual wielding spells it also allows you to use an overcharge ability that also has a modifier to it!

5. Skyrim has the ability to keep you engaged in play for what some say "hundreds of hours". The storyline, side quests, training of skills, exploration, and so on. Skyrim leaves little behind for almost any player. From what I read online, the fastest time someone has completed the game was in between 2-3 hours. For a game of this magnitude, if you completed it that fast, you skipped most of the fun parts. Rushed through quests, didn't read anything, and basically had the concept of how to beat it to begin with. You should play a game of this caliber to its fullest potential.