"Sale price works out to a phenomenal £6,400 per square foot, making it among the capital's most expensive
If the average UK home sold for the same price per square foot it would cost £5.9million
Exclusive apartment has five bedrooms and panoramic views of Hyde Park"
"The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is responsible for the custody and care of over 219,000 federal inmates—a population that has grown by 27 percent over the past decade. BOP is composed of 119 institutions, 6 regional offices, 2 staff training centers, 22 residential reentry management offices (previously called community corrections offices), and a central office in Washington, D.C. With a fiscal year 2013 operating budget of about $6.5 billion—the second-largest budget within DOJ—BOP projects that its costs will increase as the federal prison population grows through 2018. […]"
12/7 - Amazon has a $200 pack with most of the figures and Mickey before it's released. I don't know if I've spent that much but that's about 7 figures more than what I have.
12/3 - Look at this nonsense. They'll sell you all of series 2 power discs but for $60!
11/24 - Frozen $29 set comes out on Tuesday.
11/24 - Wreck It Ralph came out as an Best Buy Exclusive.
11/24 - Rapunzel came out as a Walmart exclusive.
11/24 - Penelope comes out as an exclusive at Walmart yesterday (Sunday). Skullder says it's awesome. He's a high level producer there at Disney Games now.
11/22 - We've began to buy pieces of the set. Repunzel (sp) came out but they wouldn't sell it to Skullder yesterday because I think today is the official date. There is also Wreck-It-Ralph guy at Best Buy. We bought the Tron Landscape rare disk on ebay for $9. Let me know if you hear about any deals. Toys R Us keeps running deals.
Just another way to suck your money down. I made the mistake of allowing my son to start Skylanders. Now there is constant push to get more characters. At $10/ea, they do not seem bad. Then one day you realize you have 40 of them.
I got the starter set and enjoyed it with my kids.
Extra stuff is very expensive.
With the starter set, you get Mr Incredible, Sulley, and Jack Sparrow. You also get the play set for each character. Play sets are story mode, and if you want to play co-op story mode, you need a 2nd character for a play set (Sulley cannot play with Mr Incredible in the Incredibles story, for example). Characters run ~$15 each.
There are also play sets for Cars, Toy Story, and the Lone Ranger, each of which comes with two characters. I believe they cost $30.
The game also includes a toy box mode, where you can mix and match characters and do all sorts of cool stuff. But you'd better be very creative and/or patient in order to create anything really fun and engaging in the toy box.
If you can find a starter set for like $40 (as opposed to the launch price of $75), I'd say give it a whirl. The kids love it.
Most parents today are so very stupid about video games. Everywhere I go, everywhere my kid goes, the kids his age are all playing M-rated games at age 10/11. I think the main problem is the parents don't know about ratings, or check what their kids are doing. Also there's a lot of foreigners who don't speak English, so they don't realize what their kids are doing.
Last night I'm playing GTA, and just about every line is swearing or something gross. It says the N word 1000 times. Then it sends me on a mission to photograph some chick getting it up the butthole. Then it actually shows it while you have to film it. Which is something an adult can choose to play but...
What stupid idiots are letting their kids playing that kind of game? Imagine how they're going to turn out.
In fact, I've yet to meet one parent that even has a clue about the ratings or even looks at what games their kids play. My 2nd cousins have all played Saint's Row 4/GTA 5 at age 15.
People without kids always say oh let them see whatever they want. They don't understand at all about the innocence of kids. They think if you don't let them see R movies, or violent video games, you're somehow damaging them or being too strict. But the reverse is true. If you're letting them see that crap too early, they're not mature or developed enough to handle it. You're f-ing them up. They could end up like the columbine kids.
There's always some idiot that says oh I got to do everything and see everything and I'm fine. Well there's plenty of kids in jail, and elsewhere who didn't turn out ok because of their shitty childhoods and lack of parenting.
"We reported a story a few days ago about men impersonating police officers and robbing innocent civilians at gunpoint in Detroit. As it turns out, the men were actual police officers terrorizing the people of their jurisdiction.
Two men — one a sergeant and 20 year veteran with the Detroit Police Department —are accused of running up on citizens and robbing them at gunpoint."
"The drone that spied on bin Laden and on Iran's nukes was just the start. Meet its bigger, higher-flying, stealthier cousin, the Northrop Grumman RQ-180. It's probably been flying for a few years now, but you weren't supposed to know that; the existence of this secret project, based out of Area 51, was revealed Friday by Aviation Week. "
"A new Transportation Security Administration directive that mandates airports provide security for terminal exits is likely to lead to the installation of more ‘detention pods’ which have the capability of subjecting travelers to biometric scans."