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I attended the first Indiana ComicCon on Friday, March 14,2014, and took several pictures of what I saw. Unfortunately, my camera started acting strangely, so I didn’t get as many pictures as I wanted. This is half of the best of what I did get. The other half will be in a separate post.

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I attended the first Indiana ComicCon on Friday, March 14,2014, and took several pictures of what I saw. Unfortunately, my camera started acting strangely, so I didn’t get as many pictures as I wanted. This is half of the best of what I did get. The other half will be in a separate post.

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Can’t remember the last time this happened

I was at GameStop yesterday and decided to pick up a pair of video games. I got the original “Assassin’s Creed” as well as “Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Trilogy” (so you could say I got four games).

If you aren’t familiar with the Assassin’s Creed series, they are rated M for Mature, mostly due to violence and language. I picked up “Assassin’s Creed III” after watching Hank Green play the game on YouTube. The game takes place in and around the American Revolution. One of the videos had the playable character seek Sam Adams, and together they go off and start the Boston Tea Party. For an American Revolution buff such as myself, that was too much for me to resist. And from there I got interested in the rest of the series.

So when I saw the earlier games at a decent price, I couldn’t resist any longer. I actually had the cash on me, so I paid for them with cash.

Here’s the kicker. They carded me. They actually carded me. And since I was paying cash, it wasn’t because they were checking my credit/debit card with my ID.

Granted, the games aren’t supposed to be sold to anyone under the age of 17, but I’m more than two times that (getting close to the big 4-0), and I think I look even older (especially with my hair turning gray like it is).

I don’t smoke and I don’t drink alcohol, so maybe being carded at my age isn’t that unusual, but it surprised me. I don’t remember being carded when I bought “Assassin’s Creed III” (which is the only other Rated M game I own), although I paid for that one with my debit card, so maybe they secretly carded me when they checked my ID against my card.

Still, I admit to being dumbfounded that they actually carded me, but maybe I should just be flattered instead.

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Well I’ll tell ya, in all my years I ain’t never seen, heard nor smelled an issue that was so dangerous it couldn’t be talked about. Hell yes! I’m for debating anything.

Stephen Hopkins, 1776 (movie)

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fishingboatproceeds:

earthisalie:

carlboygenius:

Correcting Internet DisInformation: The American Space Pen / The Russian Pencil

thank you for this.

And then from his initial investment of >$1,000,000, the Fisher Pen Co. was able to make a lot of money and grow the overall size of the U.S. economy and create lots of jobs.
So essentially a story that is supposed to be about government inefficiency turns out to be a story about how the U.S. government worked with a private company to make space travel safer while also stimulating economic growth.
The moral of the story is not that the Soviet Union was more efficient. The moral of the story is that by failing to allow private investment in innovation, the Soviet Union was doomed.
Incidentally, Paul Fisher, who invented the Fisher space pen, was a fascinating guy. He had this plan to eliminate income and property taxes with a progressive asset tax and even ran for President. And the Fisher Space Pen Co. is still a going concern, still employing people, and still generating a return on Fisher’s million-dollar investment.

fishingboatproceeds:

earthisalie:

carlboygenius:

Correcting Internet DisInformation: The American Space Pen / The Russian Pencil

thank you for this.

And then from his initial investment of >$1,000,000, the Fisher Pen Co. was able to make a lot of money and grow the overall size of the U.S. economy and create lots of jobs.

So essentially a story that is supposed to be about government inefficiency turns out to be a story about how the U.S. government worked with a private company to make space travel safer while also stimulating economic growth.

The moral of the story is not that the Soviet Union was more efficient. The moral of the story is that by failing to allow private investment in innovation, the Soviet Union was doomed.

Incidentally, Paul Fisher, who invented the Fisher space pen, was a fascinating guy. He had this plan to eliminate income and property taxes with a progressive asset tax and even ran for President. And the Fisher Space Pen Co. is still a going concern, still employing people, and still generating a return on Fisher’s million-dollar investment.