Page 186 of 199 FirstFirst ... 86136176184185186187188196 ... LastLast
Results 1,851 to 1,860 of 1987

Thread: News Articles that don't deserve their own thread

  1. #1851
    just dont think about it mhc's Avatar
    Type
    iNtP
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    749
    Plasma 5.12 released. Jump lists look nice

    https://youtu.be/xha6DJ_v1E4

    Just look at the blue sky

  2. #1852

  3. #1853
    Senior Member jyng1's Avatar
    Type
    intp
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    3,583
    Cyclone Gita just plowed right over Tonga with the capital being hit by the eye wall with sustained wind speeds of 230 kph and gusts of 270 kph... Airstrips open for emergency supplies so the first Herc is rolling. I think a P3 is in the air to have a poke around and see how much damage has been done.


  4. #1854
    schlemiel Faust's Avatar
    Type
    INTP
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    2,680
    "All my heroes are dead" - John Zorn

    "It's not selfish if you hate yourself"

  5. #1855
    know nothing pensive_pilgrim's Avatar
    Type
    INTP
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    4,539
    Mexican gun laws would have stopped all of the mass shootings, if we assumed that everyone would follow the law. It doesn't seem to be working out that way in Mexico.

  6. #1856
    Senior Member jyng1's Avatar
    Type
    intp
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    3,583
    Quote Originally Posted by pensive_pilgrim View Post
    Mexican gun laws would have stopped all of the mass shootings, if we assumed that everyone would follow the law. It doesn't seem to be working out that way in Mexico.
    Japanese laws would have worked as well... but Japanese gun laws wouldn't work in America as America is unique. In America, shooting each other is a recreational activity protected by the Constitution.

  7. #1857
    know nothing pensive_pilgrim's Avatar
    Type
    INTP
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    4,539
    Unfortunately, our federal laws probably won't change much when the agency tasked with enforcing them is more focused on trying to undermine the president.

  8. #1858
    Senior Member jyng1's Avatar
    Type
    intp
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    3,583
    Quote Originally Posted by pensive_pilgrim View Post
    Unfortunately, our federal laws probably won't change much when the agency tasked with enforcing them is more focused on trying to undermine the president.

  9. #1859
    know nothing pensive_pilgrim's Avatar
    Type
    INTP
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    4,539
    Yeah, I thought the email thing was stupid. And it was also a thing mostly because of the FBI so that just supports my point.

  10. #1860
    schlemiel Faust's Avatar
    Type
    INTP
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    2,680
    Quote Originally Posted by pensive_pilgrim View Post
    Mexican gun laws would have stopped all of the mass shootings, if we assumed that everyone would follow the law. It doesn't seem to be working out that way in Mexico.
    What mass shootings? A gander at wikipedia reveals the last described 4 as such:

    2015 - Mexican federal police kills 42 suspected gangsters in a shootout

    2015 - 16 unarmed civilians killed by federal police outside Apatzingán city hall.

    2014 - "43 male students [...] official investigation concluded that once 43 of the students were forcibly taken into custody, they were handed over to the local Guerreros Unidos ("United Warriors") crime syndicate and presumably killed."

    2014 - 22 civilians executed by government troops

    That's a whole different color.

    Mexico has a violent crime problem (not unlike the U.S., though the symptoms for these are born out of, presumably, microcultures of poverty, whereas Mexico is a Narco state. Even Canada is experiencing the odd shootout now with North African and Middle-Eastern gangs) , not a "disturbed mass shooter" problem. The public cares far less about the overall homicide rate than they do mass civilian killings, particularly involving children. Those involved in most firearm homicides are shrugged aside as mere gangbangers, owing to right-wing ideology or apathy in the face of there being no political will to tackle poverty. Would-be mass shooters don't seem like particularly resourceful cowards -- without an easily accessible firearm, I wouldn't foresee them making attempts with melee weapons or fashioned explosives, as evidenced by the fact that it just doesn't seem to happen (there was, what, one dude in China?), terrorism notwithstanding.
    Last edited by Faust; 02-18-2018 at 07:12 PM.
    "All my heroes are dead" - John Zorn

    "It's not selfish if you hate yourself"

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •