Tuesday, 15 July 2014


Merc's, initially discharged as Senjō no Ōkami II is a 1990 top-down run and weapon arcade diversion created and distributed by Capcom for the arcades. It was trailed by Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 in 2008, a downloadable amusement. The arcade adaptation of the diversion had up to three players accessible for play. The players are parts of an undercover soldier of fortune group known as the "Wolf Force". The group is made out of Joseph Gibson, Howard Powell, and Thomas Clarke. Their destination is to protect a previous President from radicals in the anecdotal African nation of Zutula, which is regulated by a politically-sanctioned racial segregation government. 

The diversion has six levels, in addition to the last level where the destination is to safeguard the president from the Hercules Transport. The controls comprise of an eight-directional joystick and two catches: a Normal Attack and the Megacrush Attack. The player character has an imperativeness gage which will steadily exhaust as they take harm from adversaries, however First-Aid Kits might be gotten that will restore a piece of the player's vitality, and in addition force ups that builds their most extreme essentialness. The player can overhaul their default firearm into an Assault Rifle, a Shotgun, a Grenade Launcher, or a Flamethrower. The Megacrush catch will explode a shell that murders all on-screen foes.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Merc's Place

What's regulation about? Fear of competition.

Lawmakers: Wal-Mart threatens US payment system (from The Drudge Report)

Wal-Mart operates industrial banks that help process electronic payments. Industrial banks
"are state-chartered and state-regulated, and fall under the supervision of the FDIC. Commercial companies may own them because federal laws that bar non-financial companies from engaging in banking activities do not classify them as banks."

Some members of Congress are having a fit about these banks.

Here's what they say about them:

"Given Wal-Mart's massive scope and international dealings, it is not possible to rule out a financial crisis within the company that could damage the bank and severely disrupt the flow of payments throughout the financial system."

Here's what the author of the article states a little later:

"Wal-Mart's application has attracted heightened attention in Washington from some members of Congress, consumer groups and banks that fear competing with the retail giant." (emphasis mine)

That's where the money is, right there. Who wants to bet the 'threatened' banks have donated millions to precisely those Congressmen who view the Wal-Mart bank as a threat?

Target, General Electric and General Motors all have industrial banks. Aren't those three companies large and 'dangerous?'

Nope. Wal-Mart is the devil to some people.

I wish this nation's leaders would put national over personal interests and eliminate the vast majority (if not all) of federal regulation. The government simply does a piss poor job of it. It always has and it always will. All regulation does is hurt the consumer by causing higher prices for unimproved goods and services.

Thursday, 9 August 2012


Mercedes-Benz (German pronunciation: [mɛʁˈtseːdəs ˈbɛnts]) is a multinational division of the German manufacturer Daimler AG, and the brand is used for automobiles, buses, coaches, and trucks. Mercedes-Benz is headquartered in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The name first appeared in 1926 under Daimler-Benz but traces its origins to Daimler's 1901 Mercedes and to Karl Benz's 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen, widely regarded as the first automobile.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Laysan Albatross

The Laysan Albatross averages 81 cm (32 in) in length, weighs 2.4–4.1 kg (5.3–9.0 lb), and has a wingspan of 195–203 cm (77–80 in), with males being larger than females. This albatross has blackish-grey upperwing, mantle, back, upper rump, and tail, and their head, lower rump, and underparts are white. It has a black smudge around the eye, and its underwing pattern varies between individuals, with some having narrower black margins and variable amounts of black in the underwing coverts. Finally, their bill is pink with a dark tip. Juveniles have a grey bill and a dark upper rump. They do not have a breeding plumage.

The Laysan Albatross is usually easy to identify, in the North Pacific it is simple to separate from the other relatively common albatross, the all black Black-footed Albatross. It can be distinguished from the very rare Short-tailed Albatross by its all dark back and smaller size. The Laysan Albatross' plumage has been compared to that of a gull, two tone with a dark grey mantle and wings, and white underside and head.