The Patrick administration is getting better at making its case publicly, effectively using union members to make the case that casinos mean jobs. Last December, union workers packed Gardner Auditorium and cheered gustily for Patrick and fellow casino supporter, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino.

Why compile such a list at all? Many readers seem to believe it was meant to convey the event’s magnitude compared to other such tragedies on a sort of “grief meter.” Then I would agree that it made sense to include all such historical events, or better yet, not rank them at all. As one commenter noted, “Why can we not acknowledge a tragedy without pretentiously qualifying it?” Moreover, as numerous commenters have pointed out, limiting the list to “shootings” ignores other tragedies such as bombings and fires. Policy on buying and selling firearms? If so, it does make sense to limit the scope to more recent events.

Currently we playing LOTRO, and the setting/lore is amazing (both of us are Tolkien fans), but there are a couple of latency and targeting issues that make the game a little grating.Basically, we want an MMO where we can log in and have fun, without worrying about having to do the boring/repetitive stuff (does not include regular questing/leveling), and also without having to deal with people who think the MMO revolves around them. We aren so naive as to believe pixelated boobage is something that can be avoided completely, but as long as there some way to customize my wife character to not have pornstar esque funbags popping out of “armor” that equates to a thong and bikini, we can probably deal with it. P2W is a huge turn off, but if it a game we haven tried before we might give it a spin.

Just to be clear, there are jobs in the VC space that are not partners. Those people work very hard and do a lot of the grunt work. In general there is not really a path from those jobs to partner. The Direct Selling Association has this handy map that shows the percent of sales by region. Idaho is part of the western region, which accounted for more than a quarter of direct sales in 2010. That puts the western region in second place, behind the South, for percent of total sales.So are people in the West and South just more likely to go to home parties? Are we particularly drawn to certain products? Yes and no.DSA spokesperson Amy Robinson says it all very anecdotal.

If we’re going to reach our nation, we’re going to need to reach ethnic groups.”. His body was not stitched with scars or chained with Gothic letter and swastika and death tats. Nor was his head shaved into a bullet or his mouth surrounded by a circle of carefully trimmed beard. Nor did he wear lizard skin boots that were plated on the heels and tips.