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General Discussion / Re: Cracked Article you might find amusing.
« on: August 07, 2014, 02:00:15 PM »
I talked to a Japanese guy about their politics once. his description is very...interesting:

-like America, two parties, both want big government.
-both parties are relatively conservative by US standards
-The Japanese Government is even more financially inept than that of the US (let that sink in).

Well they did have the lost decade so I guess that shouldn't surprise me.


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General Discussion / Peter Schiff
« on: August 07, 2014, 06:24:58 AM »
Hey guys. Out of curiosity I was wondering what is your opinions on economist Peter Schiff? Just asking is all

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General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: August 06, 2014, 12:49:21 AM »

gun controllers really seem to getting desperate recently, haven't they?

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General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: July 31, 2014, 07:36:39 PM »

Yay

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General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: July 22, 2014, 11:25:02 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: Cracked Article you might find amusing.
« on: July 21, 2014, 05:39:59 PM »
I liked the one about Waterworld

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The Podcast / Re: Podcast for 21 July 2014
« on: July 21, 2014, 05:10:27 PM »
I'd previously seen the rather embarrassing (for victim disarmament activists, that is) data on Jamaica, including that fact that police don't dare wear any portion of their uniform while off duty for fear of being murdered for their service weapon and ammunition, and that armed suspects are almost never taken alive, and usually die of gunshot wounds clearly inflicted while they had their arms raised in a traditional surrender pose.

I heard Brazil is the same way. I'm not sure about Puerto Rico though. Getting a gun licence is those places are hard I heard.

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The Podcast / Re: Podcast for 21 July 2014
« on: July 20, 2014, 07:55:38 PM »
Even with the UK apparently not counting all the crimes that are known about in their official statistics, the violent crime rate in the UK is still four times that of the US.  (It's also a third higher than the violent crime rate in Canada, which has had a higher violent crime rate than the US for at least the last 45 years.  This also corresponds to when Canada placed more restrictions on long guns than the US.  Canada has always had greater restrictions on hand guns than the US.  And if anyone attempts to use Canada as an example of a place where gun control didn't lead to tyranny, you can point out that this is only true because gun control was started here by the tyrannical Family Compact as a means of (ultimately, unsuccessfully) inhibiting rebellion.)

Speaking of the UK I found something here that you might want to read.

http://crimepreventionresearchcenter.org/2013/12/murder-and-homicide-rates-before-and-after-gun-bans/

They also seem to forget that there are nations with stricter gun laws with even higher murder rates. For example Mexico.

When ever I use this example they say that it is because Mexico is 3rd World Country and they are bordering US with lots of guns and that Mexico is not like say the UK, Australia or Canada.

This argument doesn't work either because there is one developed country that have even stricter gun laws than UK Canada or Australia and  have even higher murder rate and guess what it's an ISLAND as well. What is this country's name? It's TAIWAN.

TAIWAN (Republic of China) with a rate of 3.0/100000 Compared to UKs rate of 1.0/100000, AUs rate of 1.1/100000, and Canada's rate of 1.6/10000. and at one point Taiwans murder rate was even higher than the current US rate

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

 http://www.gunpolicy.org/firearms/compareyears/180/rate_of_homicide_any_method

And you have to known the homicide rates in undeveloped countries vary widely. For example Yemens gun laws are not as strict as Jamaica's and its homicide is far lower.

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General Discussion / Re: What's an anarchist Paladin?
« on: July 16, 2014, 10:49:16 PM »
The book of exalted deeds does address this at one part when talking about the issue of "What if an authority figure tells a paladin to do something unethical?"

The answer is simply: A corrupt figure is not legitimate authority and the paladin is right to expose them.

That should answer it.  If a paladin must choose between the law and his own conscience, the latter wins.

that would be neutral good or chaotic good on the D&D alignment, right?

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General Discussion / Re: Fail Quotes
« on: July 16, 2014, 01:45:29 AM »

EngageTheRebels says

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Guns make the world safer because the more United Statians who get killed, the less of them there are to annoy the real world. 

Wow and they have the nerve to say that we Americans are racist?

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The surrounding states and counties have guns so that's way it did not work her durf.

My question: Then how come it's less of a problem in those surrounding areas while yours is the only one with this problem, huh?

*cricket sound*

I'm waiting.

*cricket sound*

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exactly:

-Iraq as a state today wouldn't have existed--this artificial unit that forced three groups against each other in one country. Same with Syria. obvious benefits here are obvious....no Saddam, Al-Qaeda, 9/11, or ISIL,
-Palestine wouldn't be a hellhole for us.
-Israelis (or rather, just Jews) might move there anyways, but would differ in that they would have the rule of law forcing them to keep just in their dealings.
-The Ottoman Empire might have found a way to modernize its government, and rally the various peoples under it round a new more effective hub, or fragmented in a manner that is more natural, and less likely to cause long term violence (as was the case in the Baltic States and Muslim majority countries in the aftermath of the collapse of the USSR).
-Our economy would have probably modernized completely, rather than partially: basically we're stuck in the year 1918 in many ways, and haven't left that vicious circle. increased train traffic from the (then under construction) Hejaz railway and Berlin-Baghdad rail way would have meant even greater overland trade than is possible today, and much sooner. Both were destroyed, or curtailed, because of WWI.
-Al-Saud wouldn't have become important outside the area...Islam would remain as it was: hated by Europeans because it was "decadent" and "libertine" (I'm not making that up). :P


That is just the shit (and only part of it), that would have been different where I'm from. Basically, no US intervention=better lives for everyone.

No ww2, no cold war, no millions upon millions dead as a result of those two wars, so yup.

Seriously libertine?

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General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: July 07, 2014, 06:24:02 PM »

woot woot

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