Jim Werbaneth's Blog – March 2009 Archive (4)

Happy Motoring

I'm about to post on something controversial. Some people here shy away and hate the political discussions. This might be worse. Some think that religion has no place on ConsimWorld. I go further than matters of mere religion. Nonetheless, I must broach a matter of major controversy, one that is very important to me, and for which I seek your help.

You see, I'm in the market for a new car.

Right now I'm driving a 2001 Chevy Cavalier that I purchased in December 2000. It's… Continue

Added by Jim Werbaneth on March 25, 2009 at 1:11pm — 17 Comments

AIG and Bills of Attainder

As soon as the leaders in the House and Senate started talking about about recovering the AIG bonuses by taxing them at close to 100%, a phrase whipped through my head: Bill of Attainder. Bills of attainder are expressly forbidden in Article I, Section 10 of the Constitution. These are post-facto laws, targeted at individuals or groups, punishing them without benefit of those inconvenient things like trials and due process.

Admittedly, I am not an attorney. But I do teach… Continue

Added by Jim Werbaneth on March 19, 2009 at 4:00pm — 16 Comments

Playtesters Wanted for The Battle of Midway

I'm developing Paul Rohrbaugh's game on Midway for Turning Point Simulations, and we could use another good playtest group or two. This game uses the same system as Paul's earlier game on Cape Matapan, published a few years back for Microgame Design Group. Additionally, there's a second game, based on the "postcard game" concept popularized in Against the… Continue

Added by Jim Werbaneth on March 12, 2009 at 6:51pm — 4 Comments

What Price Liberty?

This is about Britain, and perhaps our British members should pay attention and comment. Americans, Canadians, Australians and others from the freedom-loving world are probably going to see something of their own countries in this as well.

You Don't Know What You've Got 'Till It's Gone

Added by Jim Werbaneth on March 1, 2009 at 3:15pm — 4 Comments

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