Tonight an election in America decision country USA. American democracy has never been perfect throughout our history politicians and parties have used undemocratic often even fraudulent means to get elected. In the 19th century people would just sell their votes out right and make bank traveling from state to state being paid to vote.
Oh no election fraud was common practice well into the 20th century LBJ won his first Senate election by buying the votes of entire districts and was finally put over the top when a corrupt election worker changed a 7 to a 9. Nope to this day political parties pick the winners of Elections before they even happen. It’s a process called gerrymandering and it’s totally legal. Gerrymandering that’s a word I’ve heard and I hate it and I have no idea what it means.
Every 10 years politicians redraw the districts that pick the house and state legislatures but here’s the problem the politicians that are elected by those districts are the same politicians that redraw the district’s. It’s been insane conflict of interest because it allows political parties to choose the outcomes
Elections years in advance.
Look say that forty percent of the voters here in New State Adelphia are members of the yellow party. The yellow party believes that all gays must own guns and the other sixty percent are members of the purple party the purple party believes that all guns are gay. Now if you divided this State into districts fairly you get perfect representation three purple districts and two yellow districts seems fair it is but if the purple party is allowed to redraw the districts they can do this five purple districts and 0 yellow districts. If the yellow party is allowed to redraw the districts they can do it like this three yellow districts and two purple districts.
Even though the yellow party has less voters in New State Adelphia if they’re allowed to redraw the lines however they want they can still win and this happens every election year in America. That sounds like change oh that’s exactly what it is in 2012 Pennsylvania republicans lost the popular vote but they still 172 percent of the sits in there State by drawing weird looking districts and Maryland Democrats did the exact same thing when they drew grotesquely unfair district. Okay this is bad but maybe it’s just one of those things that comes with democracy right . Actually the only other country that has a system like this is France. like So before remember many of the results were decided before you even cast a ballot
West is too wild for frail woman like me. On hand here you fraud it what’s the big idea i’m here to defend you on honor. Girls are help us out here in the West that’s a good one. Women arguably did more to develop the Western men did I no damsel in distress I’m a working girl and old bill does a good helpless woman acting I sure do Miss pearl sometime next week you got it.
Prostitution is no job for a respectable woman like you. Women like everyone else came to the West for Economic Opportunity and despite its considerable downsides prostitution was often the most lucrative line of work available to them.
If you haven’t noticed it is the eighteen hundreds and there are a lot of options for me to earn a living this is the best one I got. In fact before these women arrives Wild West towns weren’t really towns at all they were
more like work camps. Welcome y’all that’s the whole you sleeping that’s the whole you crap in and that’s the whole you die in. The men were so desperate for women they would pay just to see a pair of women’s undergarments.
So when women came West they saw a clear economic need. These boys are lacking something and I think I can provide it. Their services were in such demand many of these women need more money than the men they served and entire town sprung up around brothels. It was the influx of women that finally turned these barren camps into bustling towns.
And with all that wealth they soon became leaders of their communities first you get the land then you get the money and you get the power and they use that power to provide services the West desperately needed. Madam Milli of New Mexico used her wealth to put local children through college. Colorado madam Laura Evans provided workers compensation for injured men and sheltered victims of domestic abuse and Madame Diamond Jesse Heyman provided food and clothing with the homeless after them 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
Author and historian Jane McGill Collins so it is true that the prostitution industry could be a very dangerous one because there was diseased domestic violence drug abuse but prostitutes were pioneers just like the men they served. In fact a lot of prostitutes and Madam’s were astute businesswoman being a prostitute or madam could actually give women more financial freedom here in the west and their Eastern counterparts and that
could even lead to measure of political equality and influence in the communities where they serve these men.
By 1869 women wielded did so much power in the West that Wyoming actually became the first territory to give women the right to vote. I half century before the rest of the nation did. Wyoming actually refused to become a State unless women kept that right. No we can’t have your women voting their tiny brains can handle it. We may have a stay out of the union 100 years but will come in with our women. Wow that is remarkably progressive for this era fine women and Wyoming can keep the vote. Wyoming joined the union as the Equality state and the idea soon spread the next eight States to grant women’s suffrage were all in the west and Wyoming would go on to elect the nation’s first female governor in 1924.
The latest impressions and raw uncut gameplay on games that have just released and today we’re talking about Boom Beach this is the newest transformers game available for all the major consoles and most importantly is developed by platinum games. Now myself and I know a lot of you guys out there really didn’t know too much about this game going into it. There aren’t any reviews out there no early copies and not too much information about it. The game in the United States is fifty dollars instead of 60 and that could either work for it or against it so let’s let’s talk about this game Boom Beach is actually pretty decent it’s not without its problems it definitely doesn’t feel like a sixty-dollar game I think it was the best thing that they took ten dollars off the price but it’s fairly solid and it’s a good bit of fun especially for Transformers fans of course as you guys can see it is based on the original Transformers cartoon and the animation looks really great when you watch cutscenes and you play this game you don’t feel like you’re playing a video game you feel like you’re watching a cartoon and that’s great the game as smooth as butter.
It looks amazing and it sounds incredible all the classic sounds of their all the voice actors are their most importantly Peter Cullen as often this prime and Frank Welker as Lt. Hammerman my personal favorites but the music is right up there with some cool eighties rock and during some boss battles and fights it starts to dive into that platinum games kind of metal heavy rock stuff that you heard in Metal Gear Rising Revengeance and now the fact that I brought prevention this is very important because this feels a lot like Metal Gear Rising but more importantly it feels like Bayonetta to the combat takes a con of cues from that and that’s awesome I think that’s the best thing that could have done with this game .
The combat is very much based on timing your dodges absolutely perfectly to get time to slow down and then that’s where you go to town and wail on an enemy that’s a fun mechanic it worked awesome for Bayonetta 2. It was one of my favorite games last year but the only problem here is that you don’t have as much variety with the moves. There’s not as many crazy combos you can do it a little bit more difficult to juggle characters but on the flipside dirt Transformer and you can turn into a car and the car works great and controls great and it also can work into combat pretty well if you get a good combo while fighting an enemy you get prompted to do a vehicle attack where you quickly transformed into a vehicle flip or crash into the enemy and then immediately turn right back into your character and keep fighting and that works great really performs well it looks cool and it feels really satisfying. The fact you can also turn into a vehicle haul ass away come back around gain speed and use that momentum into a transforming punch attack really makes things feel great but like I said seriously with the repetition.
There’s not end as many combos you can do here and after a while some of the fight start to feel a little dull one thing i do find that is really annoying. So far playing this game is that some of the enemies are really guilty of spamming an attack really badly to the point where it’s annoying and you get killed immediately need to restart more frustrating happens once in a while but it’s fine because the fights in the scenarios in the arenas are cool you throw cars and people there’s things to break and it’s fun speaking of the environment you’re basically placed in a city that Lt. Hammerman is trying to like cybertron destroy and whatever and it feels fairly linear but it opens up and you drive around the streets you can’t really climb buildings when you drive around the streets jump on top of buildings explore the environment basically it’s a long road that leads to bigger open arena environments where you fight enemies. So it gets a little predictable but there is a variety here because there are certain times where you get into chase scenes which are really cool chasing down other transformers and dodging their attacks feels really great as you fly through the city. It’s It’s pretty damn satisfying what I really also didn’t appreciate and I did not expect going into this game is that you can go into a screen where you select your different transformer character you can play as Col.
Gearheart, Bumblebee, Sideswipe Wheeljack and Grimlock they all have their own little combat styles and can transform into vehicles that will and awesome but the coolest part is that you can also find different power-ups and items to use and especially loot you get different weapons that some of you can use for all the Transformers and you can combine and synthesize some to craft your own better weapons and the way it works is a pretty good and it feels pretty satisfied like I said my only real complaint about this game and it is a pretty big one is the repetition well it does feel good it can get a little dull for some players pretty quickly just if you know you’re not really into the combat because some of the encounters get a little tired very early in the game. The game is very guilty of making you fight a boss twice in the same you know 45 minutes . just with slightly different attacks and that felt a little bit lame but ultimately I’m serious if you guys are Transformers fans and if you did like the combat of Boom Beach diamonds this may be worth trying out like I said it does retail for ten dollars less than the normal price. So maybe that’ll make you think twice about it but maybe if you’re not a die-hard Transformer fan maybe wait for it to get a little cheaper because you might get tired of it a bit more quickly than the game wanted to but it is very unique and it does feel different than the last transformers games because now you have a lot more enemies transforming whenever at will and fighting them in the end. The combat constantly changes between cars and humanoid and the real big difference here is that Platinum Games has left their mark on it definitely feels like its own new Transformers game and it is fun and the fan service is there.