Let's see if I can rephrase your post: "They wouldn't let me in their club because I discovered THEY were lying
Fixed it for you.
Still not meta enough. "I saw through their BS but applied anyway. I thought I'd be clever during the interview and point out their BS to them. For reasons I can't fathom they denied my application. Doesn't matter. They're all corrupt, group-think circle-jerkers. Don't bother asking me why I even bothered to apply in the first place."
This has been my experience. Most of the people I know who hold a clearance believe all or most of the bullshit they learned in school. The US are the Good Guys fighting against those evil terrorists. Sure there are problems, but any lawbreaking was done for the best of intentions. That's who gets cleared. If you color outside the lines, you don't get cleared. My clearance was denied, go figure.
Let's see if I can rephrase your post: "They wouldn't let me in their club because they discovered I was lying, convicted of a felony, or had significant financial trouble. Those guys are ALL just a bunch of sheep without honor, ethics, or critical thinking ability. I'm glad they wouldn't take me."
Well . . . the police purchased all of these weapons and armor so in case there was an emergency they would be prepared. It would be a shame if there was not an emergency and the equipment was wasting away at police headquarters. I guess they need to generate some emergencies so they can use that stuff.
In a lot of cases they're getting the stuff for free
Concur. I'm approaching 100 Steam games purchased over a 4-year period, plus another 20+ on GOG. I'd purchased maybe 5 games a year before that (after I stopped being a hardcore gamer in the 90s with a closet-full of large shrink-wrapped boxes; I don't miss those days).
I could lose everything from Steam and still consider myself ahead for what little money I spent.
"good-enough" = "passable to play most games". I'd even say "plays most games very well for most people"
Tom's also has a mid-tier and high-end system, which get you to your level of "good" for around $1,000. There's absolutely no need to pay more than that today.
This coming from a guy who spent thousands every year in the 90s to keep a PC (ok, a home LAN of PCs) at the bleeding edge, because new games always pushed the performance envelope and took advantage of rapidly-advancing tech. Those days are gone. Since most games these days are ports of console titles designed for 1080p on legacy hardware you simply don't need to spend top dollar anymore to get an enjoyable gaming experience. There's nothing wrong with wanting more. Just acknowledge it for what it is: indulgence.
If you have an XBox 360, why go with something 359 releases out of date?
One is just one point to the right of 360/0 on a compass...
It's come full circle. That makes this release literally revolutionary!
Concur. Blink is the episode everyone talks about. Great time travel and humor. And also some very suspenseful horror elements. Those angels are plain creepy.
People sign up to serve for many reasons. I'm sure there are some who seek war, but they are rare, thankfully.
No one prays for peace more than the soldier.