The controversial PC version of Darksiders II reviewed

August 14, 2012 by  
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Death lives in Darksiders II, an ambitious sequel to an under-appreciated title from Vigil Games and THQ. It was heavily hyped—does it live up?

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Cruel and Unusual Punishment (Torture) is the New Normal in America (McCoy)

August 14, 2012 by  
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Alfred W. McCoy writes at Tomdispatch Impunity at Home, Rendition AbroadHow Two Administrations and Both Parties Made Illegality the American Way of Life  After a decade of fiery public debate and bare-knuckle partisan brawling, the United States has stumbled toward an ad hoc bipartisan compromise over the issue of torture that rests on two unsustainable policies: impunity [...]

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YOUR BEARD IS WEIRD!

August 14, 2012 by  
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And now from the Random Eddie File… ************ While we are driving in the car… Eddie: Mom. Look at that car! Me: Which one? Eddie:  That one.  That yellow one.  That yellow car is FANCY! (although it would sound more like: Dat one.  Dat way-yo one. Dat way-yo caw is FANCEE!) ************* Not long ago, [...]

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Stray thoughts

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1) I actually used a thesaurus to pick a word that wasn’t “random”. 2) the water in my bathroom sink never gets super cold. 3) I find #2 extraordinarily annoying 4) the very best part of my day is saying goodnight to the boys when they are wide awake and silly. It’s hard to stop [...]

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Coin Collecting

August 14, 2012 by  
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I’m not sure when I understood that he would just grow up. I wouldn’t debate when to introduce solids or record every new tooth in a baby book. I would blink and he would be running with sticks and requesting a Cars backpack and snack in a baggie not a bowl for his first day of preschool. Panicking a little, I look back and worry I haven’t collected enough. As he has raced beside or behind the big kids, I {Read More}

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Power Racing Series season wrapup: i3′s medal count: Nine!

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I3 Power Sports has completed another hugely successful season of PPPRS racing. We fielded two cars this year, and both collected a good number of medals, for 9 total. I3 [...]

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Life in Pictures: A Bear and His Mama Spend a Weekend

August 14, 2012 by  
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This weekend Max and I were without Nate, who was still in Detroit visiting his family and setting up his brick and mortar office for his development business GRID LLC. Much of the weekend involved running errands, going for long drives, taking lots of walks up and down on the sidewalks of our mountainside neighborhood, [...]

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UFO seen at Spartan football practice… is it a Boise spy toy?

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Anyone see the UFO across from Spartan Stadium today, next to the football practice field?  So, here was the ES with Big Bob, again hurling that pigskin at Ralph Young Field (field hockey stadium), and all of a sudden there was this whirring noise…

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You’re Invited & Oh Hey, Here’s $10

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We’ve got your jump-start to Back to School/Fall wardrobe shopping with a great offer from Beyond The Rack  – Join now (it’s free) and get a $10 shopping credit! If you’re not familiar with BeyondTheRack.com it’s a private shopping site where you can shop top designer brands at up to…

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Let the Road Trip Fun Begin!

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We left Michigan early on a Sunday morning, and decided to high tail it through Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and half-way through Iowa the first day, which came out to about 550 miles. I had an entire big, overstuffed accordion file with me, which was f…

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