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Thoughts on Ed Snider

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Hello and welcome to the Basement...

As you go through life there are certain things that you become use to seeing or hearing, that they become almost symbolic, a representation of something else. In the great Philadelphia area, we've had a number of folks who became that, such as Harry Kalas being the voice of the Philadelphia Phillies.... and Ed Snider the founder of the Philadelphia Flyers.

And sadly, it's Mr. Snider I'm talking about today, as he lost his battle with cancer and passed away just days after the Flyers fought their way into this years Stanley Cup playoffs.

For me, in terms of sports executives, Ed Snider has been the one I've been use to seeing, whether is was seeing him being interviewed, reading about one of his organizations (i.e. The Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation),  it wasn't often that he wasn't the topic of conversation. He had an impact on sports in this area, as he owned the Spectrum, planned for the eventual building of the Cores…

Lets Play Star Trek Online: Taking Care of Enemies

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Gameplay video at the bottom of this post!

Hello and Welcome To The Basement... and this week's Lets Play Star Trek Online...

The Alliance needs more help if it wants to succeed against the Vaadwaur...and making packs with the other races in the Delta Quadrant is the best way to do that, and our job is to go out there and show the value of cooperation...

At least that's basically what we're told by Commander Mena... instead what we get a mish-mash of missions with only one having real ties to main story. Since we were at the bottom of the map following Revolution the smart thing to do was to start from the southern point of the mission and travel northward... seems logical right?

Well lets just say, things go wrong right from jump street when we head to Wyanti System, where we run into a disabled Turei ship who wants us to transport a prisoner. Okay no problems... beam the guy to brig and meet up with a Benthan ship right? Well no, these Turei steam some parts from my shi…