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  • posted a message on Pleading not guilty to a traffic violation
    Quote from Skittles2.0
    When you go in for your trial date, request the disclosure from the local attorney. I'm not sure if it's called the same thing in the US, but the disclosure is the state's case against you. You can then request the matter to be put over to give you time to review the material. This will delay your court date, and hopefully by the time your next date comes around the cop will be too busy to attend a second time.
    It is called "discovery" in the US. In at least some states, you are not entitled to discovery for a petty traffic ticket like this one, or you can only get it by filing a motion asking for it and explaining why it's necessary.
    Posted in: Real-Life Advice
  • posted a message on What is the deal with FBB dual lands?
    Blackbordered duals in any language are hard to find. The English ones are even more expensive than the foreign ones. The Revised duals that you have are cheaper because they are not blackbordered. Teach

    Does that answer your question?
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on Indestructible
    Phase it out, or cause it to be sacrificed...
    Posted in: Magic Rulings Archives
  • posted a message on "Permanents" "Spells" and "the stack"
    it says a permanent becomes a permanent when it enters the battlefield then never states how it gets there.

    302.1. A player who has priority may cast a creature card from his or her hand during a main phase of his or her turn when the stack is empty. Casting a creature as a spell uses the stack.

    302.2. When a creature spell resolves, its controller puts it onto the battlefield under his or her control.

    Permanent = A card or token on the battlefield.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings Archives
  • posted a message on Is it rude?!
    Make another deck using your crap cards to play against those people. Seriously, do you even have fun in that matchup you discussed?
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on MTGS Preview Card(s)?
    Quote from The_Muffin_Man
    The spoilers we have here, are, in a way, great for their business. It generates incredible hype for the sets that they wouldn't get elsewhere, or at least wouldn't get as much of, imo.
    They get plenty of hype by releasing their own previews when they want, and they are in a much better position than you to gauge which method is more "great for their business."

    Hype generated by spoilers can backfire when cards are spoiled incorrectly. If a card is spoiled in a way that makes it look weak, some of the wind is sucked out of their reaction when the actual card is released.

    Worse, sometimes cards are spoiled in a way that makes them look stronger than they actually are.Eyes of the Wisent was spoiled as triggering on any spell, not just blue ones. There was more than a little revulsion when the real wording was revealed.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Stop cutting education.
    Quote from MandersHex
    Aside from the fact that every person who is on government welfare has a case worker who's job it is to monitor that person, so I don't see how any extra people would be required to implement my proposal.
    Problem: Teachers have to do more work without more resources.
    Solution: Have welfare caseworkers do more work without more resources.

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    Quote from shibui
    Yes, no, yes, etc.
    All your flippant answers sound good until the crazy guy who got booted from the institution and the housing project is eating leaves from your bushes, and you can't find a policeman to come take him away. Wink

    Only municipal and protection services should come before education, since they are rather necessary for keeping order.
    Obviously education is awesome, but its benefits are far in the future. There are also immediate, pressing needs, like keeping people who are currently poor from being driven to crime because they can't eat or have nowhere to live.

    I'm not saying the current distribution of resources is perfect - I really don't know. I'm just calling for moderation here. it's very easy to flippantly say that "education is great," while ignoring that basic guarantees of food, water, shelter, justice, etc. are also great - they help prevent a portion of the population from being driven to desperation, thereby causing undesirable instability.
    Posted in: Debate
  • posted a message on Stop cutting education.
    Quote from MandersHex
    @ Azerbaijan - The government could easily save some money just by enforcing that people taking government funds to live actually need them. Seriously.
    I suppose you think the additional employees needed for stricter enforcement will work for free? Or that the money saved this way will cover the salaries/benefits of those employees?
    Posted in: Debate
  • posted a message on Power x or less
    No. When Puncturing Light starts to resolve, it will check whether the Scryb Sprites is still a legal target. Since it is not, Puncturing Light will then be countered by the game rules.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings Archives
  • posted a message on Stop cutting education.
    If we can't afford it, we can't afford it.

    US government budgets are slammed right now and some things have to go. What would you cut instead of education? Mental-health services? Police, fire and courts? Sanitation? Water and sewer? Food stamps? Low-income housing? And how are any of those cuts more fair than education?
    Posted in: Debate
  • posted a message on MTGS Preview Card(s)?
    Quote from CXA26483
    I thought that might have something to do with it, but then why give preview cards to any other site? Frequently people will be "waiting for {website} {upcoming set} spoiler" just because they know the {website} has posted preview cards before, thereby giving them a reputation of spoiling cards... So that seems a little backwards to me...
    Previews cards given to sites by Wizards are way different from old-school Rumor Mill spoilers, which were (or, sometimes, are) obtained without Wizards' knowledge or consent.

    MTGS (and previously MTGNews) were, until recently, the place to be to get all the info months in advance. Wizards did not appreciate that.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Ripping/locating a video
    Contact the user who posted it and ask if they can send you a copy.

    (Ha ha, like anyone's actually going to do that!)
    Posted in: Geeks Corner
  • posted a message on MTGS Preview Card(s)?
    MTGS is famous for how little spam it has, due to the heavy modding. The Argus confuses me.

    It's because of the Rumor Mill and its history, pure and simple. Wizards has no interest in providing previews to a site which is popular largely due to its history as the first to spoil the secrets of upcoming sets.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Filing a lawsuit
    You really, really need a lawyer to file a class-action lawsuit. As an individual plaintiff it wouldn't be appropriate for you to represent the whole class. And in any class-action, the judge has to evaluate the attorney's ability to handle the case - you probably would not withstand that scrutiny. (No offense intended - there are many capable but inexperienced attorneys who also would not meet that standard.)
    Posted in: Real-Life Advice
  • posted a message on What is Trample and why don't the Eldrazi have it?
    Quote from Morrissey
    Fatties: My theory here is that they are lazy and cumbersome. Sure, they are huge, but they just lumber around the wood all day. So, if they were engaged in a battle they'd probably be attacked from all directions by smaller creatures. When I picture these huge creatures fighting they are standing on one spot, holding their ground as they get pelted from all directions.
    That does not sound like "attacking" to me, and attacking is when trample becomes relevant.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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