I hate Baby BoomersThis is gonna come across as whiny, but fuck you, I'm tired of this shit and need to vent.
My mom won't stop posting on my facebook page every time I post anything that could be misconstrued by the most oversensitive retard as even mildly offensive or "weird." Apparently to get a job in this sick world you need to be the most bland boring emotionless fuck you can be; to that I say, "Ok, no one over the age of 40 or directly related to me gets to see any of my posts ever again."
So fuck you family, if you're so PC that there is literally nothing interesting I can post anymore, then so be it; you don't want to hear what I have to say anyway, so why not just make it permanent and get it over with.
A New Conservative PartyA New Conservative Party3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Given the remaining candidates out of the initial crop of crazy; and the nature of the Republican Party in the last three years alone (not counting their actions under the Bush administration); isn't it time we wrote them off and called for a new Conservative Party? Lets face it; short of a Constitutional Amendment establishing Instant Runoff voting; this is the best option we have right now.
Its important to note that this is how politics has worked in America since the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans; every time one party fell out of touch with the interests of the public, they found themselves being replaced by someone more appropriate. The Federalists were replaced by the Whigs, Democrat-Republicans were replaced by the Democrats, the Whigs were replaced by the Republicans. With the current GOP swap of Congressional and Presidential candidates all championing platforms that are either antiquated, xenophobic, or ineffective at actually addressing this country's problems;
Defunct FuturesSo, what's it like in the year 2012 in the...Defunct Futures3 years ago in Settings More Like This
2012 in 50's-world, everyone in the US wears hats. Men wear suits, women wear dresses or cute pantsuits. T-shirts and jeans or sweats are something nobody older than a teenager would be caught wearing. There are a lot of uniforms. Everything is very clean and often metallic or gleaming.
The Cold War is of course going on, and China, the Soviet Union, indeed everything from East Germany to Vietnam is the Red World, a unified entity which includes some parts of Africa, including the Red Congo. (Cuba, on the other side, is Capitalist and more-or-less democratic, if corrupt). Everyone in the Red World dresses the same, drives the same standard car, and reports for interrogation four times a year. (Except for the Inner Committee. But to get to that position on must have taken the interrogation drugs dozens of times). Although a "standardized" Socialist culture is promoted, the Chinese are still Chinese, and the increasing tendency of
Last GaspHalfway through 2011 we find ourselves in a much more complicated world than anytime since the Age of Enlightenment.Last Gasp4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
In America 52% of the country has stated that they don't have a problem with Gay Marriage and the US Military has begun the process to let gays and in many cases Women serve openly. Texas, California, and New Mexico have all become Majority Minority States and the others will soon join that status. A larger percentage of Americans are in favor of Legalizing Marijuana today (46% as of 2010) than ever before.
In the Middle East a new generation of activists have in many cases peacefully overthrown old authoritarian governments and installed new democratic regimes. Even in the cases where revolution had gone violent or failed, the new tools of political movement, the Internet and a camera, have enabled a new wave of political change and liberalization.
As of 2011 the United Nations declared access to a Free and Open Internet a fundamental right of humanity...
...and yet, th
Death of a NationEngland was dying. No one said it, he just knew. Truth be told, he'd been dying for a good while now, over two decades in fact. Maybe that was why it didn't scare him; he'd had time to come to terms with it. Or maybe it was simply that he was so very tired. He'd been sick since that day in 1983, vast burns seared into his flesh, his heart aflame. That had passed the burns (London, Manchester, Newcastle, Bristol, York, Leeds, and over a dozen others) scaring over. The sickness and hunger that followed had passed as well, although that had taken longer. But in the end, when it was all over and his people had clawed their way back from the brink, he'd found that they weren't really his people anymore. Where there had once been a single nation, him, there were now several and slowly but surely their inhabitants, even those who were old enough to remember how things were before, stopped thinking of themselves as English and started thinking of themselves as citizens of these new nations, anDeath of a Nation4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Rise of the TranshumansThe last battle for equal rights won't be for racial equality;Rise of the Transhumans4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It won't be for gender equality;
Not for sexual or gender orientation;
It will be a battle between two species:
Humans and Transhumans.
Unlike the other battles for equality, this one will be more than figurative;
It will take a great expense of blood
And in all likelihood result in the eventual extinction of the human race.
That's how dominant species function,
As one rises the other must logically fall
Transhumans will be smarter, stronger, and more capable than humans
Humans will eventually stop being the masters of their own planet
Transhumans will take the jobs of the elites, and outperform their human counterparts
Humans will respond, violently as usual
But they will loose.
What may start as a quest for equality for by both
Will end with the extinction of one.
Spore 2: As it Should Be*Origin Stage: You come upon a swirling gas cloud at some unknown point in the galaxy at some unknown time. Using your mouse you position a gravity well at the center of cloud and use your scroll wheel to increase or decrease the density of the well, and pulling the gasses in forming your star. You settle on an M Class Star, 15% larger than Sol.Spore 2: As it Should Be4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Once you've created your star the game highlights two bands orbiting the newly formed star and indicates them to be the Goldilocks zones, one for a terrestrial planet, and another for a potential moon of a Gas Giant. You choose the terrestrial body and position its gravity well at 1 AU, using the scroll wheel to make it 95% the size of Earth, with equal mass. The debris begins to form a molten body where you positioned the well, and the game indicates that it is time to form the planet's satellites. You position three gravity wells, forming three small moons from the debris orbiting your world, but the game indicates that there is still left ov
Uber timeline2021:Uber timeline5 years ago in Sketches More Like This
-The People's Republic of China officially dissapears, being replaced by the democratic, capitalist Chinese Republic.
-Ryan Seward, NASA astronaut, makes man's first steps on Mars. China and the European Union conduct independent moon landings.
-First permanent base is established in Mars after ESA arrivals, where evidence of prehistorical plant life is discovered. Construction of large space stations sees its golden age, and the building of huge terraforming platforms begins.
-North Korean leader Lee Kun-Hee peacefully unites the Korean peninsula under a social-democratic rule, and is subsequently awarded the Nobel peace prize.
-Despite tremendous costs, the first phase of the Martian colonization is completed, with the successful launch of the five largest space stations yet, designed to begin terraforming on mars, out of a fear of extreme overpopulation in the near future. The ESA launches its vessels first alongside a manned expedition.
-Oil extraction and r
I Am the 99 PercentI was a near 4.0 student in high school.I Am the 99 Percent4 years ago in Editorial More Like This
By age 17 had already served my country as a civil servant twice as a Congressional and State Senate Page.
Since as long as I can remember I've wanted to be an Astronaut.
So I worked hard and with the support of my family and a letter from my Congressman, got accepted into a good college to study Aerospace Engineering.
I've studied hard, and thanks to the government's FAFSA loan program and a some help from my family have been able to go to school for four years without a private loan.
My grades aren't great, but I love what I wanna do too much to give up when things get tough.
I've never expected help from anybody, and have always been willing to make it on my own steam if I have to, but I appreciate all the help I can get, and will take any advantage I find.
My parents worked hard their entire lives and have always lived within their means.
When the company my dad had worked for folded, he started his own business at 55 and thanks to years of
[VME] Empire of Japan[VME] Empire of Japan5 months ago in Settings More Like This
The Japanese state traces its origins to the mythical Emperor Jimmu, the alleged first emperor of Japan and descendant of the sun goddess Amaterasu. However, the modern Empire of Japan (大日本帝國) originated in 1868, with the Meiji Restoration and the modernization of the formerly isolationist Japanese state. Through a series of military conquests from 1894 to 1945, the Japanese Empire expanded from the Japanese Home Islands to create a large East Asian empire. Japan was the second most powerful member of the Axis powers, behind Germany, and the primary belligerent in the East Asian front of that conflict. Japan is an internationally recognized great power, a member of the Group of Five, and a founding member of both the United Nations and the PCRA.
The Japanese Empire is an island nation, centered on the aptly-named Japanese Home Islands. The Home Islands are a volcanic archipelago, poor in natural resources
History of the Iraq-Syrian WarHistory of the Iraq-Syrian War3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
With falling support and political turmoil, the dictator and president of Iraq, Malik Hassan Zaid al-Asad, had his military leaders devise a strategy to invade Iran during the Iranian Revolution in 1979. The hope was that if Iran fell, no one would be able to question the validity of the al-Asad regime. A week before Iraqi troops prepared to cross the border, American troops invaded Iran to "stabilize" the country. With US troops in Iran, the invasion was called off. al-Asad decided that Syria would then be a better target. Before any real battle plans could be draw, al-Asad ordered the invasion. The invasion caught the Syrian military by surprise, but Iraqi supply lines quickly broke down during the Battle of Deir ez-Zor. Syria managed to recover from the shock and go on the offensive. After defeating the Iraqi Army at Deir ez-Zor (1980), they began to push them back to the border.
With Syrian troops close to the border, retired general, Akbar Khalif Rajaa al-Anfal, was forced back in
Long After 1984A drabble.Long After 19843 years ago in Settings More Like This
The Third-Rank Hierarch of the Inner Church grinned. He had discovered a clear error of dogma in the annoying Second-Rank Hierarch James of Oxfrd's writings – he was implying that the current Nine Castes were an elaboration of a smaller number which had existed at some time in the past. That was clearly a doubleplus ungood violation of the Principle of Conservatism, under which only the High Council of the two Innermost Castes could recreate Falsepast to bring it in line with Truefuture. A clear case of Thoughtcrime. He wet his quill in the ink and began writing. If he followed Properproc and made sure to put this information in the correct hands, he would rise and James of Oxfrd would sink: at the very least banished from the Inner Castes and be Made Straight, possibly even be declared an Unperson and suffer the Seven Tortures.
All was Plusgood. The Hierarch paused and gazed out the window of the Ministry of Truth. It was a lovely spring day in the year 2484, and the sun wa
The Helghast-Covenant WarThe Helghast-Covenant War8 months ago in Settings More Like This
My people. Sons and Daughters of Helghan. Two centuries ago Scolar Visari, our nation's father, bound together our nation. He crushed the cowards of the ISA, those haughty fools who thought they could oppress and divide us. He united mankind under our banner and showed the universe the the might of the Helghast. In their victory, our forefathers ushered in a golden future, not only for the Helghast, but for all of mankind. United, we claimed our rightful place among the stars!
Now we face a new threat. These aliens, this "Covenant," seeks to undo everything our forefathers have fought to create. The arrogant fools believe that their gods have mandated our destruction. They will stop at nothing until the Helghast have been killed, to the last man, woman and child!
Will we falter? Will we break before this threat to our very existence? No! The Helghast nation has suffered greater hardships than this, and we have triumphed over them all! The hardships of the past have strengthened us f
After Independence DayThe 10-megaton nuclear device, in the most probable outcome, would have caused serious but not irreparable damage to the Mother Ship. The world-ship was, after all, some 550 kilometers wide.  Unfortunately, due to an unforeseen design error, the main Small Craft Embarkation Area was only about 8 kilometers from the space-twisting drive, which was destabilized by the blast.After Independence Day3 years ago in Settings More Like This
As a result, the ship's mass was accelerated rather violently in all directions at once: the majority of those directions being space-time other than our own, which, combined with the fact that what mass was in our dimension was usually moving beyond earth's escape velocity, meant that although the giant ship was in a near-earth geosynchronous orbit a mere 22,000 or so miles up only a small proportion of its mass actually hit the earth (and that was generally in pretty small pieces).
Still, it was an awfully large ship.
Boldly Going: The Federal Star FleetThe Federal Star Fleet is the primary arm of the Federation military, and beyond a planet's surface, the Federation state itself. Although it is most well-known as a military force, the Star Fleet actually fulfills many roles in the Federation, from scientific exploration, to espionage, to colonial governance. As one of the three parts of the Federation "troika," the power of the Star Fleet within Federation politics is massive, and in times of heightened tensions with the Empire, it is effectively the governing body of the Federation.Boldly Going: The Federal Star Fleet1 month ago in Settings More Like This
The Star Fleet is massive, composed of approximately nine hundred million vessels larger than one hundred meters, close in size to its primary rival, the Imperial Navy. Unlike the Imperial Navy, the Star Fleet has few small subluminal craft, preferring to use larger warp-capable vessels instead. Every Federation vessel will carry armed shuttles, but these are geared towards planetary engagements and will perform poorly in space. What few space-dedicated
National Profile: The American Empire (Scraped)National Profile: The American Empire (Scraped)2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Official Name: The American Empire(2039-2066)
Alt names: The United States of the American Empire,
Empire of Greater America, The Empire
Predecessor: United States of the Americas
Successor: The Empire of the Morning Star
Motto: E Pluribus Imperium
Royal Motto: As God is our witness the stars are ours!
National Anthem: Our Empire Forever
(Code Geass soundtrack "The Master")
Imperial Anthem: March to War
Capitol: Washington DC
Languages: English(official), Spanish, Portugese, German, French, Arabic, Hebrew, Filipino
Religion: American Christianity (State Church)
Other Religions(recognized): Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Lastatism
Population: 4,300,400,200 (2100 census)
Government: Federal Absolute Monarchy
- 2039-99 Augustus Caesar I
-2025-89 Octavius Thatcher I
First President of Council:
(General) Richard Marshal
Legislature: Imperial Congress
-Upper House: Imperial Court (Senate)
-Lower House: Council of Representatives
Language Primer:RDNA-verse FinA Primer on Select Languages of the Free Nations in the RDNA-verse.Language Primer:RDNA-verse Fin4 years ago in Settings More Like This
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The following presented are a general overview of some of the major languages spoken this alternate timeline. Due to the peculiar nature of divergences and the ideas behind both the terms "For want of a nail" and "In spite of a nail," it is little surprise to find that the versions of the languages spoken may not necessarily be exactly similar to those used in another world or time. Nonetheless, it should also be kept in mind that native-speaking visitors would find much that is recognizable and in some manner identical.
Spoken by approximately 300 Million people, the English language is one of the largest in the world, concentrated primarily in the Northern Hemisphere and the various lands formerly and currently under the British Imperial Commonwealth. But for all its diversity, it is predominated by two umbrella groups generally known as American Standard and Commonweal