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    Ok this is not meant to be a personal opinion on our President or the current Health Care bill in Congress - nor is this meant to be political, but when I read this comments on the blog of the White House - I am really concerned.

    The first Amendment is in jeapordy here:

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    Please read the section highlighted below - this is the government of the US asking you to turn in people who do not agree with the President.

    I don't care if you are democrat, republician, independent - this is just WRONG, and the American people should get outraged about this.

    So in that case come get me!!!!

    Here is the original post in full incase it gets removed.



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    TUESDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2009 AT 6:55 AM

    Facts Are Stubborn Things

    Posted by Macon Phillips

    Opponents of health insurance reform may find the truth a little inconvenient, but as our second president famously said, "facts are stubborn things."

    Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to "uncover" the truth about the President’s health insurance reform positions.

    In this video, Linda Douglass, the communications director for the White House’s Health Reform Office, addresses one example that makes it look like the President intends to "eliminate" private coverage, when the reality couldn’t be further from the truth.

    For the record, the President has consistently said that if you like your insurance plan, your doctor, or both, you will be able to keep them.  He has even proposed eight consumer protections relating specifically to the health insurance industry.

    There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care.  These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation.  Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.

    Here are the complete videos that Linda refers to.  First from the AARP:

    And then from the President's news conference:

  2. KelvinNZ - There will not be any additional textures with this update, that will be coming after we get FS9 version out.

    Huh? Since when? My understanding was that REX 2.0 would also include new cloud and water textures. Did I miss something?

    I dont know - some 40 people were killed by a bomb in Iraq today.  More than a million are at this very moment being displaced on account of fear from religious extremism in Pakistan...

    What's that got to do with anything?  :-\

    When you go to a restaurant, are you willing to wait 4 hours for your food because there are people starving somewhere in the world? I don't believe so. So please keep hypocritical remarks like that off the forums.  ;)

    Jigsaw -

    We will be separating the Content update from the application update.  We will be getting more content out.  Tim and I are talking about this and the timing of when to do it.

    We felt that we would need to get the FS9 version asap.

  3. KelvinNZ - There will not be any additional textures with this update, that will be coming after we get FS9 version out.  Trust me Tim has GIGS and GIGS of material - so you will never run out of options.

    Jose - I understand about FPS - my system is a lot less than yours and I am not experiencing the drops as bad as you and I am only running 2 GIGS ram.  What level are do you have the 3D clouds set to?

  4. I'm NOT happy!

    I bought REX today and noticed that it's not the latest version.

    I do like REX.

    There are some issues that need to be addressed. I hope that the interface is improved and that installation of new clouds etc, is much faster.

    I am sorry you thought that the version you purchased was 2.0.  We have tried to make sure the website is clear that 2.0 is soon to come.

    However, please understand that 2.0 will be a FREE upgrade for you and has addressed a lot of the issues from 1.0.

    We have also completely re-written the flight planner, weather sections, and weather engine.  We also, have included a brand new Custom Weather Generator.

    In regards to loading of textures - that process is more based upon your system and not so much the program.  There is just a lot that goes on there.  The steps include the decrypting of the files which for the 3D clouds, tropical, inland, and ocean water is very extensive and time consuming.  For tropical water there are over 100 files alone for one set.  Then if you change the color of them we have to programically paint them.

    But we had to do this this way for several reasons.  1.)  For protection of the work that Tim put into creating the textures 2.) To lessen the file size.

    So as you can see there is not much we can do about that aspect of it.

  5. Today, I will bring my wife to the cliff and we will watch the whales.  At least that's what I'll tell my girlfriend who is filled with the desire to push me over the edge along with my wife because I cannot get things straight! Now I have a dilemma!

    Should I tell this to everyone on the REX forum?  Better not, my wife might get wind of it and post that film of me in wich I am in the FEX forum. She's vindictive, that's why I took her to a place, deep, deep into the Dunkin Doughnut factory, leaving her with a grenade which she promptly threw into the chocolate kettle for covering the eclairs.  The rabid poodle... shi... focus man! dooooh nuuuuuts...

    If I only had a nuclear powered weed trimmer so I could save on haircuts.

    That thought makes me terribly want to poop my pants, wich is still better than sitting on a pile of fire Ants, since I am environmentally concerned

    That's all folks; The End.  Grin

    Now on to Episode II...

    HAHA Just kidding, found my RC version of REX and carry on testing till no more bugs can be found therein. My Grandmother just called and she found my hidden collection of REX textures I stashed along with my private collection of large unpainted bobble head superheros that glow when you dip them in a lotion, now I have light so back to my hangar to take a quick nap. Then I'll fire up FSX to take when I found out that...

  6. Nothing happened.  It doesn't rain in Phoenix!

    Actually we are running above normal for in Rain this year.

    We had one the most incredible storms during the monsoon this year.

    Also, some of the clouds structures you will see in REX are from storms that occuried in Phoenix.

  7. Here a four sites I look at on a regular basis and may be of interest to you cloud and weather lovers. Please add any others that fit the bill, if you have any.

    Some utterly amazing photography here  :o.


    Mmmmm clouds.


    Great forums for us UK boys.


    Again, some great pics here.


    Seth -

    Thank you for sharing those are some great sites.  Exspecially the Australia one. 

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