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Messages - Gorman Conall

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Everything Else / Re: The Gun Topic
« on: January 16, 2013, 03:15:55 pm »
If you're upset about spending ten million dollars, I suggest you don't look at the rest of the budget.

Oh no, I know, I try to pretend that I don't though. The video game thing is just incredibly sloppy and ignorant when the countries in debt. 10 million is nothing compared to what they actually spend, but that was kind of my point. They  do not know the value of a dollar.

Gorman, where do you think that money will end up going?

It will mostly be used to the pay the wages of people working for the center for disease control, since a study like that will not be very costly in terms of materials since it will likely just be trawling stats. In other words, that 10 mil will end up going toward keeping people employed and will basically just be feeding back into the economy anyway.

You're right. I didn't think it through as well as I should have, I just am dog tired of the video game scape goat crap, especially by elected officials who should have some level of common sense as we are entrusting them to run the nation. And I knee-jerked really hard in response.

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Everything Else / Re: The Gun Topic
« on: January 16, 2013, 12:58:52 pm »
I must of misrepresented myself somewhere, I'm actually pro gun, but I still have reservations about some things and am undecided on others.

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Everything Else / Re: The Gun Topic
« on: January 16, 2013, 12:38:56 pm »
If you're upset about spending ten million dollars, I suggest you don't look at the rest of the budget.

Oh no, I know, I try to pretend that I don't though. The video game thing is just incredibly sloppy and ignorant when the countries in debt. 10 million is nothing compared to what they actually spend, but that was kind of my point. They  do not know the value of a dollar.

On Pats post I am baffled enough to see civility and reason on Reddit at all, let alone about guns. I'm impressed.

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Everything Else / Re: The Gun Topic
« on: January 16, 2013, 12:32:04 pm »
I'm too the point I think all politicians should be forced to work at poverty level for a year, let them still collect whatever they make but they cant touch it during that year, let them really struggle, no help when they fail. because 10 million dollars is a lot of fricken money to be throwing to something like that. If I had 10 million dollars I could retire today and still not run out of money before I died.
You do realize that the money is for, among other things, paying a group of researches for at least a year, right? Plus paying test subjects, buying equipment, and so on, and so on.
Your question is more relevant when talking about your country's military budget.

Its relevant because the research subject is stupid and a waste a money in my opinion. Video games have nothing to do with any of this, or movies or music for that matter (not that they ever catch the blame anyway, its always those darn evil video games)

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Everything Else / Re: The Gun Topic
« on: January 16, 2013, 12:18:03 pm »
I'm too the point I think all politicians should be forced to work at poverty level for a year, let them still collect whatever they make but they cant touch it during that year, let them really struggle, no help when they fail. because 10 million dollars is a lot of fricken money to be throwing to something like that. If I had 10 million dollars I could retire today and still not run out of money before I died.

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Everything Else / Re: The Gun Topic
« on: January 15, 2013, 03:17:19 pm »
You know what scares the hell out of me, that in 2008, one year, 365 days. 16,272 people were murdered in the US.

Regardless of the cause that is incredibly awful, that's not accidents or old age or disease. 16,272 people were murdered by another person, they no longer exist, if one of them were us we wouldn't be chatting now, and the possibility remains that one of them could of been one of us, one of the members we don't see anymore.

I just kind of feel like people are desensitized to death in general. That number should be a huge deal, not a statistic. I know its a bit off topic, that number just hit me hard. I mean its not like i'm surprised, I probably see death toll numbers all the time and pay them no mind. And that is precisely why it bothers me.

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Everything Else / Re: Gun Control. Why?
« on: January 15, 2013, 01:52:34 pm »
Since the discussion seems to have drifted away a bit, I'm gonna repeat my question. I'm not trying to be all 'gotcha', I'm genuinely curious about an answer:
Mugger - be - gone: Give the current laws the only thing you can carry is a handgun in general, but I'll go hard against the 'small caliber' comment. Carry what you can control. In the current events section I tack on a .38 caliber event (http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/10/us/home-invasion-gun-rights/index.html?hpt=hp_t1) where even though she hit 5 out of six time, the attacker was still able to leave.
Reading that article, isn't that exactly what you want from home defence? She shot the dude, he fell to the ground bleeding, and she and her kids were able to get away safely. I don't see how her being able to blow his brains out would have improved the situation.
And that article also cites a researcher who claims people who own a gun are far more likely to be the victim of murder, suicide or an accident than they are of needing self-defence.

I'm not  Lego but I think this part is it.

"It's a good thing she wasn't facing more attackers. Otherwise she would have been in trouble and she would have run out of ammunition," said Erich Pratt, director of communications for the Gun Owners of America."

Its the same reason why crossbows aren't the best home defense weapon, you get one shot. Hope you don't miss, that the shot drops the criminal and that their is only one of them.

I'm not sure I agree with Lego though, the 6 shooter served its purpose and I have no idea how the guy managed to flee after being shot 5 times. But the bigger point to me about that story is the fact that the police were on the way and the criminal still had time to search through the house, confront her, get shot, flee and crash his van. Had she not been armed the police may have not arrived in time. Police aren't the appear at your side at as soon as you call them super heroes some people make them out to be. And that's why I think people need to be able to defend themselves personally.

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Everything Else / Re: Gun Control. Why?
« on: January 13, 2013, 04:16:27 pm »

And anyone who thinks that having an assault rifle will stop the Army from taking over and going Pol Pot on their asses is living in a dream world. If the American military wanted to take over they'd shell your neighborhood into the dust before you'd unlocked your gun cabinet.


Which would never happen, the US army would not turn on civilians, if the government ever decided to take over it would likely be with a third party against scattered US military forces and civilian pockets. But those weapons could also prove handy if the US was ever physically invaded in war time by another country.  Not to mention shelling every neighborhood is virtually out of the question because take overs do not imply near extermination of the populous.

Furthermore having such weapons should be enough of a deterrent to keep the government from attempting any sort insane action to begin with such as raising taxes to impossible levels or passing police state type laws.

Is it worth the risk to allow these weapons in case of such hypothetical situations? I don't know, its not that simple. Do I think these hypothetical situations could happen at sometime? Yes.

I don't fall in ether direction on assault rifle ownership. But outlawing them outright would do little to prevent the bad people that want them from getting them.

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Everything Else / Re: Gun Control. Why?
« on: January 13, 2013, 01:45:08 pm »
It was a bit..overkill I think. I'm pro gun and all but I think its putting to much glory in the gun, you don't need a gun to be what it calls a watch dog. But you have to be either brave enough or dumb enough to act in dangerous situation that may put your own life at risk. If you put a gun in the hands of a coward, that person would be a lot less cowardly in a dangerous situation, but I think that can be as much as a curse as it is a blessing. Guns give people courage they shouldn't have.

I want a gun and a license to carry, because while I hope i'm never in a situation like that, if I didn't have a gun I think I would still act, at least I hope I would because I would be haunted if I didn't. But if I had a gun I wouldn't be at a disadvantage.

Its a complicated situation really, with our violent culture and size the solution is not as simple as completely legal guns or completely illegal guns. Guns should have never been invented, but they have and now we have to deal with it sadly.

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Everything Else / Re: Dreams
« on: January 03, 2013, 12:21:07 pm »
I agree, it's too dangerous to use q-tips. Use bobby pins instead.

I never said Q tips were dangerous, I said they just push wax further in to your ear. I said using bobby pins was dangerous if you aren't careful.

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Storytelling and Roleplaying / Re: Xigerath
« on: January 01, 2013, 05:08:38 pm »
An update to those who give a hoot

Core System: 100% don
Mechanics: 80% done
Races: 100% done
Traits: 100% done
Skills: 90% done
Spells: 60% done
Feats: 60% done
Bestiary: 0% done
GM tools: 0% done
Items and Equipment: 20% done

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Everything Else / Re: Dreams
« on: December 31, 2012, 06:51:41 pm »
It might be because i'm a little drunk (its new years eve shut up) but I found both of those responses to be appropriate and hilarious.

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PC Games / Re: Minecraft
« on: December 31, 2012, 06:16:03 pm »
Me and the lady both got minecraft for this first time. wasn't easy..Mojang literally didn't want our money, couldn't buy her copy until 24 hours after I bought mine, then it took hours to get lan to work. Anyway, i'm normally not a mod guy, but it looks like minecraft benefits greatly from content add ons.

Will Mods work in LAN play?

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Everything Else / Re: Dreams
« on: December 31, 2012, 03:31:13 pm »
I don't recommend this as its dangerous, but q-tips only serve to push earwax further in to your ear. They actually aren't made for use in the ears at all. So I used to use q-tips all the time and finally my hearing became really crappy and I had a weird feeling in my ears. So I started using bobby pins to clean them out. The first time I did it I pulled out a penny sized glob, I couldn't remember a time I could hear so well.

But you have to have an extremely steady hand and be very very very careful when doing it.

Edit: For spelling and grammar, Oh my God.


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PC Games / Re: The Sims 2/3: (Insert Expansion Pack Name Here...)
« on: December 28, 2012, 03:06:43 pm »
You shouldn't judge a games worth based on mods, the sims 3 is a superior game in its vanilla form, I own it and all the expansions, its great fun.

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