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Sunday, May 14th, 2006
10:10 pm
Tower 1.11 is finished!
I have finished my game Tower www.foxhound-production.com

Tower is a hybrid game combining the action of a FPS with the strategy and skill of a puzzle game. You battle with lazers and rockets to to fulfill your objectives to keep an emerging tower from crashing through the roof. Battle through 88 levels across 20 worlds.

Try the demo out, it's fun
http://www.foxhound-production.com/tower/Tower_demo_setup.exe
Sunday, April 23rd, 2006
11:58 am
The Truth about Taxes
by Anonymous



Let's put tax cuts in terms everyone can understand.
Suppose that every day, ten men go out for dinner.
The bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we
pay our taxes, it would go something like this:

The first four men-the poorest-would pay nothing;
The fifth would pay $1:
The sixth would pay $3;
The seventh $7;
The eighth $12;
The ninth $18.

The tenth man-the richest-would pay $59.


That's what they decided to do. The ten men ate dinner in the
restaurant every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement-until
one day, the owner threw them a curve.

"Since you are all such good customers," he said,
"I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily meal by $20."

So now dinner for the ten only cost $80. The group still wanted to pay
their bill the way we pay our taxes.

So the first four men were unaffected. They would still eat for free.
But what about the other six-the paying customers?

How could they divvy up the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his
"fair share?"



The six men realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they
subtracted that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the
sixth man would end up being *paid* to eat their meal.


So the restaurant owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each
man's bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the
amounts each should pay.



And so the fifth man paid nothing, the sixth pitched in $2, the seventh
paid $5, the eighth paid $9, the ninth paid $12, leaving the tenth man with
a bill of $52 instead of his earlier $59.



Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four
continued to eat for free.


But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their
savings.


"I only got a dollar out of the $20," declared the sixth man.



He pointed to the tenth. "But he got $7!"

"Yeah, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man. "I only saved a dollar,
too. It's unfair that he got seven times more than me!"



"That's true!" shouted the seventh man.



"Why should he get $7 back when I got only $2? The wealthy get all the
breaks!"



"Wait a minute," yelled the first four men in unison. "We didn't get
anything at all. The system exploits the poor!"



The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.



The next night he didn't show up for dinner, so the nine sat down and
ate without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered
something important. They were $52 short!



And that, boys and girls, journalists and college instructors, is how
the tax system works.

The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax
reduction.

Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not
show
up at the table anymore.
Wednesday, February 8th, 2006
8:01 pm
What is your stand on.....
Abortion?:Immoral, but the government doesn't have the right to make it illegal.
Death Penalty?:No innocent man should die for a crime he didn't commit. Until justice is perfect the death penalty is wrong.
Prostitution?:Should be regulated by the health department with mandatory check ups every 3 months.
Alcohol?:Drink up, just don't act like an idiot and don't expect society to take care of your medical bills.
Marijuana?:should be legal.
Other drugs?:should be legal.
Gay marriage?:The fact there is an issue makes it horrible. Should be legal.
Illegal immigrants?:Should have to face real jail time and not a free trip home when caught.
Smoking?:Keep it out of my face.
Drunk driving?:Should get major jail time.
Cloning?:There should be more then one of me.
Racism?:White against black or black against white? Both are a problem now.
Premarital sex?:I'm ready, lets do it.
Religion?:Foxhoundism?
The war in Iraq?:Not my idea.
Bush?:A major reason cloning is bad.
Downloading music?:Shouldn't be an issue.
The legal drinking age?:21-25 in my opinion.
Porn?:Do you have any I dont' have now?
Suicide?:The world is better off without you.
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Thursday, October 13th, 2005
9:41 pm
The smurfs get bombed
The smurfs get bombed and I think it's about time those little blue bastards got what they deserved.

On a serious note, I find it interesting they call this an "adult only" episode of the smurfs, as adults who remember this show will only think if it's right to use this as a message or not. This was designed to hit kids who see this show on the off hours of the local cartoon stations. Why do I say this is aimed at kids? Why not just use cartoon characters made up for this episode? No, this is made to hit something they know. Second, the article even admits it later on.

"The advertising agency behind the campaign, Publicis, decided the best way to convey the impact of war on children was to tap into the earliest, happiest memories of Belgian television viewers."

Now, good bad or ugly? I think good. War is hell and this shows something that many of us consider home (childhood cartoons) and shows it being bombed to hell. Will it help? Nah
nobody will care because they are only blue people.
8:48 pm
But this can't be true! Video games are teh evil!

Maybe Video games aren't turning your kids violent

I had considered writing a similar article not long before having this one pointed out to me. So why reinvent the wheel?

I've played countless hours of the games that are said to cause violence in children. I played doom when it first came out. Counter-strike on a regular basic. I even make games. So this makes me two things. Biased, and also an example of how playing games don't make you a killer.
Friday, January 14th, 2005
8:04 am
I'll leave the humor out for the humored imparied (altough I just got to tick off the british with that one sentence!).

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ibd/20050112/bs_ibd_ibd/2005111issues

There, a non biased sourse.
Thursday, January 13th, 2005
10:31 pm
No more guns!
I think all guns should be banned.

I came across this article http://www.gunowners.org/sk0703.htm and just look at all the things it says to make us want to ban guns.

First Australia

"* Australia: Readers of the USA Today newspaper discovered in 2002 that, "Since Australia's 1996 laws banning most guns and making it a crime to use a gun defensively, armed robberies rose by 51%, unarmed robberies by 37%, assaults by 24% and kidnappings by 43%. While murders fell by 3%, manslaughter rose by 16%."

See how the crime just dropped so quickly? It's Canada's turn!

* Canada: After enacting stringent gun control laws in 1991 and 1995, Canada has not made its citizens any safer. "The contrast between the criminal violence rates in the United States and in Canada is dramatic," says Canadian criminologist Gary Mauser in 2003. "Over the past decade, the rate of violent crime in Canada has increased while in the United States the violent crime rate has plummeted."

See! Crime in the USA just gets worse and worse while it's so much better in Canada. Now England's turn to show how safe they are.

"* England: According to the BBC News, handgun crime in the United Kingdom rose by 40% in the two years after it passed its draconian gun ban in 1997."

"You are more likely to be mugged in England than in the United States,"

"The rate of robbery is now 1.4 times higher in England and Wales than in the United States, and the British burglary rate is nearly double America's."


If criminals can't have guns, and of course criminals won't look for guns through illegal means (that would be a crime after all), then they pack up shop and move to the USA to commit their crimes. That's why gun control must be introduced!

Now, some gun toting fascists might point out that the USA has the same population as most of Europe. So let's just compare all of the USA to Europe.

"Over the last 70 years, Europe has averaged about 400,000 murders per year, when one includes the murders committed by governments against mostly unarmed people.17 That murder rate is about 16 times higher than the murder rate in the U.S."

What more proof do you need? The USA is one walking death trap.
Saturday, January 1st, 2005
12:56 am
"Forensic teams in Thailand packed bodies in dry ice as the government announced its death toll had doubled to more than 4,500 people, almost half of them foreigners who had been vacationing on the country's renowed white-sand beaches."

Lucky is how I've been describing Thailand in the wake of the Tsunami.
According to this article
"http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20041231/ap_on_re_as/tsunami&cid=514&ncid=514"

(note: this article updates, so the numbers may change or quotes may be removed)
120,000 people are confirmed dead. Only 4,500 of those are from Thailand. And half of those numbers were people on vacation. Even with a co-teacher at my school not being able to reach his brother and his family, who checked in the day before the Tsunami, I still say we were lucky. Even with having friends who ALMOST went down to an area affect but changed their minds at the last minute. Even with having personally known a guy who was injured in this. Even with a whole Thai village removed from a map
"http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20041231/wl_nm/quake_thailand_village_dc"
I can still say we were lucky.

This is insanity I didn't think I was capable. A number of less then 3,000 was beyond horrible, but a death toll of only 4,500 is now lucky? I don't even live close enough to these areas to help out, NOOO!!!, I have to be stuck here miles away, not even able to donate blood for having once received factor!

Current Mood: insane
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