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So I am watching The Changeling with Angelina Jolie (spoilers follow, although that shit came out like 4 years ago) and I have just gotten to the part where the mother is locked up in the asylum, and is pretty much told by the doctor, "Bitch, sign this statement saying that you were wrong and the police were right, or you are never getting out of here." Again, I'm paraphrasing.
A quick disclaimer, all the experience with contract law I have is from a highschool honors business law class (although I got a 98 in the class if that makes a difference). So, onto my point. The contract would be void under the principle of Undue Influence, not to mention that according to the doctor the woman is batshit crazy, making her legally incapable of entering into a contract. So, couldn't the bitch just sign the contract, get the hell out of the loony bin, and then take the contract to court and have it and the doctor metaphorically fucked in the ass?
I know it's a movie, but that's just my two cents.
Well this week I sat down with a recruiter, and it looks like I'll be enlisting into the Marine Corps' DEP (delayed entry program) withing the next couple weeks. Basically what the DEP is (if I understand correctly, because the recruiter seemed more interested with feeding me crap trying to sell the whole thing rather than giving me useful information), is being attached to a non-active part of the Marine Corps as I prepare to be shipped-off to Boot Camp. I'll finish up my last year of high-school, and within the next 365 days I'll be sent to MCRD Parris Island.
I'm pretty excited for this; it's been years that I've know this is what I want to do. And being in the Young Marines has certainly prepared me mentally and morally for this decision.
Edit: Well I met with the recruiter again, and signed a metric ass-ton of paperwork. Stuff having to do with background searches and requesting medical forms. I still have more to fill out that he sent home with me. I'm gonna do an IST (Initial strength test) next week, and I guess I'll go to MEPs at some point after that.
Summer is on it's way, and I can't wait. I'll hopefully have a car (if I can find a job and pay the insurance on it), and can gain a little freedom. I'll also be turning 17, so that means I'm eligible to enlist in the marine corps, so I hope July hurrys up and gets here.
In newgrounds related news, I have teamed up with the wonderful programmer Shadira to complete Gunsmith 2, and hopefully it will be a great project.
I am working on rebooting an old project called gunsmith 2, a sequel to one a game I made a while back.
Me and another programmer had the game in an alpha stage, but his computer crashed and he lost all the files. So he decided to quit, and I don't blame him.
So, I have a .swf of the game in alpha stage so you can see exactly what you need to program. You will need to be able to program changing variables, hit detection, player controlled resizing and rotating, and player controlled layer changes.
PM me for questions.
Orville Smith, a store manager for Best Buy in Augusta , Georgia , told police he observed a male customer, later identified as Tyrone Jackson of Augusta , on surveillance cameras putting a laptop computer under his jacket... When confronted the man became irate, knocked down an employee, drew a knife and ran for the door.
Outside on the sidewalk were four Marines collecting toys for the "Toys for Tots" program. Smith said the Marines stopped the man, but he stabbed one of the Marines, Cpl. Phillip Duggan, in the back; the injury did not appear to be severe.
After Police and an ambulance arrived at the scene Cpl. Duggan was transported for treatment.
The subject was also transported to the local hospital with two broken arms, a broken ankle, a broken leg, several missing teeth, possible broken ribs, multiple contusions, assorted lacerations, a broken nose and a broken jaw...injuries he sustained when he slipped and fell off of the curb after stabbing the Marine.
An air strike by NATO-led forces in Afghanistan killed Taliban fighters, including a local leader, who were responsible for a weekend helicopter crash that killed 38 troops, the worst single incident in 10 years of war.
"The strike killed Taliban leader Mullah Mohibullah and the insurgent who fired the shot associated with the August 6 downing of the CH-47 helicopter, which resulted in the deaths of 38 Afghan and coalition service members," the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said in a statement.
The statement did not say explicitly that the Taliban fighters had shot the helicopter down, although it was the clearest indication yet that was the likely cause.
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan also announced the same news.
"We dealt with them in a kinetic strike," General John Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, told reporters at the Pentagon.
To say that the military is what makes America great could perhaps give other nations the wrong impression, but it is true all the same. This is not because Americans are a particularly militaristic people. Nor is it because other aspects of the national identity -- our freedoms, our ingenuity, our faith and our entrepreneurship -- are less important. Rather, it is because the right to practice all of these virtues has been purchased on battlefields, with the blood of those whom we commemorate on Memorial Day.
As Memorial Day approaches, I just want to take a moment to thank all those that have sacrificed to give me and others freedom.
18 can't come fast enough.
Got promoted tonight. Now I'm a private first class.
I have to start a business for my Civics and Economics class, and have chosen to sell T-shirts.
I am still working out my costs, but I think that $20-$25 would be a good profit margin. Although, I believe that I will still make profit at $15. The problem is, that I don't have the money to buy screen printed T-shirts in bulk. If I buy just one or two at a time, then that will be almost $20 per shirt, as opposed to $8-$10 per shirt if bought in bulk.
So I am going to go with Iron-on right now, which is lower quality.
I need ideas for designs. Something you would pay $20-$25 for.
P.S. That picture looks bad because it has been resized. Better version here: http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/4f d4e84a4f68591ecbb8370f5be25836
Okay, I have been working on some designs this morning. Tell me what you think:
Tell me what you think of these designs. I am thinking of naming it "Red&Gold T-shirt Company."
Displayed is the "Freedom From Fear" T-shirt with the Subdued US flag insignia (I believe that is what it's called) on the back.