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Post by Walnutman on Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:15 pm

This news pleases me. Also new Mad Max? Awesome!

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Post by Komrade Kharloth on Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:08 am

Palestine has become a state, recognized by the UN.

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Post by GrinningManiac on Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:31 am

If the EU's gonna be a union of federated states then I wish it'd just commit and do it properly. I'd rather be a citizen of the United States of Europe living in England State than having a parliament presided over by a president no-one ever even elected.

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Post by Komrade Kharloth on Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:50 am

>EU becoming a federal state.

FUCK.

NO.

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Post by Furburt on Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:35 pm

Why do you care?

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Post by ggggggggggg on Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:02 pm

http://www.independent.ie/national-news/medicinal-cannabis-available-here-in-the-next-year-3311517.html


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Post by ggggggggggg on Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:05 pm

Although the article says "cannabis-based medicines" rather than the good stuff, but hey it's a start.

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Re: The News Thread! 3rd Edition!

Post by Xandy on Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:09 pm

The LCBO, the largest series of government-owned liquor stores in Ontario, is going to become privatized.

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Post by Mr. Wiggles on Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:35 pm

You have nationalised liquor? Dayum homie, didn't you peeps get none of that sweet sweet deregulation juice?

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Post by Xandy on Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:27 pm

We have two major liquor chains in Ontario - the LCBO (which is nationalized) and The Beer Store (which is private-owned).

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Post by Hubilub on Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:45 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20622289

You can tell that he's not offended Muslims, because there are no mentions of death threats in the article.

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Post by Komrade Kharloth on Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:52 pm

Oy vey!

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Post by Mr. Wiggles on Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:01 pm

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-10/u-s-intelligence-agencies-see-a-different-world-in-2030.html

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Post by Hubilub on Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:15 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20679558

The Netherlands are having apartments built specifically for Muslim families that include, amongst other things, slide-doors meant to separate the men from the women.

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Post by Vallorn on Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:26 am

Good fucking job The Netherlands... bunch of pussies.

Seriously its that kind of shit that creates the conditions for In group/Out group responses in a nation to flare up into stuff like the Balkans war or the troubles.

Plus its just sheer facetwattingly stupid from a constitutional perspective since their government by its actions endorses the segregation of men and women.

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Post by Furburt on Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:09 pm

I think we need a separate news thread specifically for complaints about Muslims.

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Post by Komrade Kharloth on Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:17 pm

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Post by Xandy on Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:37 pm

Why are euros such beat faggots?

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Post by Komrade Kharloth on Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:12 pm

What the fuck.

http://rt.com/usa/news/shooting-reported-connecticut-school-085/
>27 people shot and killed at an elementary school in Connecticut, including 18 children.

Seriously, what the fuck is with all the mass shootings in America this year.

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Post by PayJ on Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:14 pm

BBC just said 8 people were shot. Either way it's fucking sick and I've heard that the country is on the edge of total collapse.

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Post by owyn_merrilin on Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:28 pm

8? Either the BBC is way off on that, or the official language of the United States switched to newspeak without anyone noticing. Last I heard it was 18 kids, 20 something total.

As for why this kind of thing happens? We let the clinically insane buy guns in this country. Theoretically you're not supposed to get guns if you A.) can't pass an FBI background check (not a felon, etc.) or B.) you're certifiably insane. In practice, there's all sorts of ways to get around those rules. But of course we can't talk about gun control in the wake of a shooting -- it's apparently not sensitive to the families. Nevermind that the only time anyone cares about it is when there's been a recent shooting. If there hasn't been a recent one, it's old news, and nobody is talking about it.
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Post by Komrade Kharloth on Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:51 pm

@Gun control.

I agree that those with mental problems shouldn't have guns (and that's about all I agree with), the problem with discussing gun control after a shooting is that it never really turns into a debate, anti-gunners just make rude comments at their political opposites.

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Post by LordCuthberton on Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:30 am

I'd rather go up against 10 men using their fists/knifes/other weapons that require physical exertion than 1 man with a gun.

Disregarding psyche, It's easy to shoot someone. People put up more or a struggle when against more melee like combat. Not to mention it gives others a window of opportunity against the attacker.

While we're at this controversial bus stop, the whole "ban guns only means the good guys get a gun" argument is bullshit. If a gunman knows that his hostages ect cannot be armed unless illegally so, he'll be less inclined to shoot his bargaining Chips as they only pose a physical threat if riled against the gunman by say, the gunman shooting a different hostage. If everyone sits down, shuts up and has a cuppa while negotiation takes place everybody is fine and dandy by the end!

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Post by PayJ on Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:34 am

As much as I would love to have a gun for target shooting I agree with Henry that giving civilians guns just ups the anti in all situations. I'll quote his old lady hitting robbers with her handbag example he has used earlier. If she had a gun and started shooting st the robbers erryone would be dead but if she just starts hitting them they are unlikely to shoot her as they aren't fighting for their lives.

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Post by Komrade Kharloth on Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:40 pm

LordCuthberton wrote:
While we're at this controversial bus stop, the whole "ban guns only means the good guys get a gun" argument is bullshit. If a gunman knows that his hostages ect cannot be armed unless illegally so, he'll be less inclined to shoot his bargaining Chips as they only pose a physical threat if riled against the gunman by say, the gunman shooting a different hostage. If everyone sits down, shuts up and has a cuppa while negotiation takes place everybody is fine and dandy by the end!
That of course assumes that the gunman is intent on taking hostages, in the situation yesterday, where the gunman's motive seemed to be to kill as many people as possible before turning the gun on himself the lack of guns only assists him. He basically exercises total control over the situation with no one opposing him.

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Post by Hubilub on Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:42 pm

Criminals in Britain are several times more likely to break into a house without casing it first, are several times more likely to break into a house without even looking to see if someone is already at home, and are several times more likely to break into a house during daytime.

It's bullshit to say that it isn't a deterrent when civilians own firearms.

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Post by Komrade Kharloth on Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:10 pm

I now really want to argue about gun control, because it's one of the few political spheres I'm actually pretty knowledgeable in.

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Post by Hubilub on Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:53 pm

You pro- or anti-, Kharkhar?

Also, most massacres like this current one all happen in gun-free zones.

Switzerland has one of the highest gun ownership rates as well as some of the lowest crime rates in the entire world, including lower murder rates than Germany, even though gun ownership in Switzerland is three times higher. Israel, New Zealand and Finland, all countries with high gun ownership rates, have lower than average murder rates.

Alternatively, murder rates in Russia are much higher than in the US, even though they have very strict gun laws.

Rural areas in the US with high gun ownership have lower murder rates than those with lower gun ownership, whites have higher rates of gun ownership than blacks and consecutively have lower murder rates .

Also, Henry and Papajay, here's some fun statistics for you: People who haven't resisted a criminal have gotten hurt twice as often as people who have resisted while carrying a firearm.

And statistics that "prove" that owning a gun makes it likelier for you to get killed are complete bullcrap. All those statistics do is look up how many people were killed in a given year, and see how many of them owned guns. But that's like saying that owning a bodyguard makes it likelier for you to get killed. Someone who feels that their life is threatened is likelier to own a gun, and thereby it isn't unusual for a murder victim to have owned a gun for safekeeping.

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Post by Komrade Kharloth on Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:58 pm

Entirely pro-gun, although I do believe that there should be a safety course and license for gun owners (just like a driver's license), as far as guns themselves, I don't believe in most any restrictions. I'm perfectly fine with people owning fully autos, 'assault rifles', handguns, hi-cap mags, hollowpoint ammunition and whatnot.

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Post by Guest on Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:58 am

I'm Anti-gun.

To me the pro-gun people just really like owning guns and let everything else come second. The chances of shit like this happening without gun ownership is far lower.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate

This sort of speaks for itself. Look at US compared to AUS, UK and Canada.

Most people who would kill someone with a gun are cowards/pussies, and wouldn't do it if there wasn't an unfair phallic symbol in their hands.
Most people are shithouse under pressure and when surprised at remaining calm so self defence isnt easy with a gun.

I hear a lot of people who have no faith in others around them suddenly suggesting that they want everyone being able to kill eachother.

To put my final point across, I'm a fairly fit, big guy. I could defend myself from most people and could run away from most weapons and situations if I had to. Whats more its easier to delay being killed and wait for help.
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Post by MilkyFresh on Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:07 am

You can interpret that any way you want, really. Like Hub said, look at Russia compared to the US. Brazil has stricter gun control laws than the US, and a murder rate five times higher.

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Post by MilkyFresh on Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:15 am

When you compare the US to Australia in gun violence the US, obviously, is much higher. However, we have twice as many assault victims, 150% more rapes and 43% more victims of crime in total. The reason being that criminals aren't afraid to just attack people here.

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Post by Komrade Kharloth on Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:18 am

stinkychops wrote:I'm Anti-gun.

To me the pro-gun people just really like owning guns and let everything else come second. The chances of shit like this happening without gun ownership is far lower.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate

This sort of speaks for itself. Look at US compared to AUS, UK and Canada.

Most people who would kill someone with a gun are cowards/pussies, and wouldn't do it if there wasn't an unfair phallic symbol in their hands.
Most people are shithouse under pressure and when surprised at remaining calm so self defence isnt easy with a gun.

I hear a lot of people who have no faith in others around them suddenly suggesting that they want everyone being able to kill eachother.

To put my final point across, I'm a fairly fit, big guy. I could defend myself from most people and could run away from most weapons and situations if I had to. Whats more its easier to delay being killed and wait for help.
Guns make it too easy for filth to kill me and my loved ones.
Poverty causes crime, not guns themselves. Look at Mexico, which has extremely high amounts of gun control and yet are in the grips of what could be called a civil war between criminal cartels and the government, the same can also apply to the states themselves, some of the states with the strictest gun laws have high amounts of crime, and some of those with the loosest have low amounts of crime.

As for the self defence, there are millions of legitimate self defense incidents in the United States each year, not everybody panics and breaks down under pressure.

In regards to you being able to defend yourself without guns, you have an ability alot of others do not. While you might not need a gun, a woman facing down a 6'3" 270 pound rapist in an alleyway might.

And knives, clubs or any other instruments can kill you just as easily as a gun, any martial arts instructor will tell you that facing an opponent with a knife is extremely dangerous and unpredictable.

"Phallic symbol"

Oh come on.

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Post by Vallorn on Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:26 am

I think that the best thing we can say here is there isnt 1 cut and dried solution to solve violent crime.

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Post by Komrade Kharloth on Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:28 am

We could always nerve gas bomb ghettos.

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Post by Vallorn on Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:57 am

Komrade Kharloth wrote:We could always nerve gas bomb ghettos.
Okay. But all of France is a large area to cover. You think we have enough?

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Post by Hubilub on Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:37 am

Very few, if any statistics at all, take into account the number of murders that have been avoided thanks to guns.

As I mentioned before, people referencing other countries with lower murder and gun ownership rates are incredibly selective in their data. Many countries break their point completely.

Self defense with a gun -is- easy, statistics prove it. The people who are fuckapartment under pressure become calmer when they have a gun for the added security they give.

As Kharkhar said, socioeconomic factors are also incredibly important. If there wasn't a War on Drugs in the US, for example, much less people would die from gang related violence.

There have been several instances in the US where increased gun ownership has led to lower crime rates in general, and murder in particular.

And finally:

"To put my final point across, I'm a fairly fit, big guy. I could defend
myself from most people and could run away from most weapons and
situations if I had to."

And that's why no criminal would target you over, say, an old lady or a young woman. They know you are a physical threat, they know you have the possibility to defend yourself, and therefore they'll pick someone that's weaker than you. And that old lady or that young woman will not have what it takes to defend themselves. And don't think they won't stoop to the level of beating up an old lady. Just a month ago there was a news story here about a 90-year old woman being beaten within an inch of her life because she tried to stop a group of men from kicking a dog to death. Criminals always go after those that are weaker than them.

And guns level the playing field. When a criminal knows there's a big risk that everyone he encounters has a concealed firearm, he won't automatically go for the weakest looking person.

Guns don't make it easier for criminals to kill you. It makes it easier for you to defend yourself.

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Post by PayJ on Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:47 am

@Vallorn: We could cut all the bad people and dry out their corpses and string them up as a reminder not to fuck with us again.

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Post by LordCuthberton on Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:05 pm

Komrade Kharloth wrote:
That of course assumes that the gunman is intent on taking hostages, in the situation yesterday, where the gunman's motive seemed to be to kill as many people as possible before turning the gun on himself the lack of guns only assists him. He basically exercises total control over the situation with no one opposing him.

The events at that kindergarten would have taken place even if the fucker didn't have a gun.

It's horrible argument for self defense because kids can't fucking defend themselves against adults, with or without weapons.

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Post by Hubilub on Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:18 pm

No one is saying the kids should defend themselves, they're saying the teachers should be able to defend the kids.

And Henry, there are other scenarios besides "Hostage taking" and "Maniac running in and shooting people in the face". Your entire argument seems to be based around the notion that the most common situation would be a hostage situation (where even then you're barking up the wrong tree, since the true danger in such situations are -not- if any civilians own a gun, but if they're going to play the hero). But those are not the most common situations. The most common situations are those I pointed out: When people's houses are robbed, when people are mugged, or when people are assaulted and raped. And in those cases the possession of firearms are statistically proven to help the innocent. Guns are a deterrent, and an effective way of protecting yourself from everyday criminals.

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