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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Controlling firearms
« on: August 03, 2010, 04:03:16 pm »
Seems more likely they would use UAVs than ballistic missiles.

Apple Talk / Re: non wicca thread
« on: August 03, 2010, 05:27:04 am »
So this outlandish fello and a thetan walks into a bar...


Aneristic Illusions / Re: Controlling firearms
« on: August 02, 2010, 06:38:28 pm »
Correction, anybody with 100$ worth of equipment can track your movements, not to mention cut off your hand

Cuz it's more interesting that way.

But damn. That easy?

Let's try this again.

I saw that part too. I just like making fun of conspiracy 'the government is tracking my moments with a satellite' guys more than the crazy 'technology is the devil' guys.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Controlling firearms
« on: August 02, 2010, 06:33:27 pm »

Verichip is a technology that has been strongly criticized by privacy advocates, and by some Christians wary of a technological implementation of a "Mark of the Beast" or "the Number of the Beast."

You've got to be kidding me. :lulz:

Because that means the Feds can track your moments with their spy satellites, because you are that important. :lulz:

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Controlling firearms
« on: August 02, 2010, 05:21:36 pm »
Personally I think fully automatic weapons are a blast to shoot. Semi-auto military style weapons are also a lot of fun. Expensive as hell, but a lot of fun.

Agreement. Machine guns are blast to shoot.

Apple Talk / Re: Wait a minute... (America-centric politics fread)
« on: August 02, 2010, 05:17:53 pm »

Power does corrupt. Not everyone, but then again it doesn't take everyone to make a mess does it?

All it takes is that one asshole.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Controlling firearms
« on: August 02, 2010, 04:45:06 pm »
Well, I do agree that the common citizenry have no cause to actually posses military grade automatic rifles, but semi-autos? What about double action revolvers?

Principia Discussion / Re: List of Discordian books
« on: August 02, 2010, 04:18:04 pm »
Is it a good sign that the Army blocked the link in the OP?

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Controlling firearms
« on: August 02, 2010, 04:15:01 pm »
The beauty of that is there would most likely be a lot less retards, because they would have shot themselves.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Controlling firearms
« on: August 02, 2010, 03:08:05 pm »
You had me until here.

I suspect you would also agree that sacrificing the rights of students to bring guns into a classroom is worth the safety and piece of mind it grants to teachers and other students.

Now while this wasn't directed at me, it does bring up interesting things.

Assuming we lived in a society where gun ownership was commonplace and accepted this would be a non-issues. I mean we don't so ignore that.

Assuming we lived in a society that had a licensing system for firearms similar to automobiles, in that you could take a gun ed class, get a learners permit to carry around oh say an airsoft pistol or a paintball marker. When you attain a certain age, 18 or 21 seems good, you could get a license, lets call it class R for rifle or P for pistol like with a drivers license having different endorsements on it past class C. While we are at it let's toss in registration of your firearms, and, this is novel, you have to have gun insurance for each firearm you posses. That part sounds ludicrous, but hey it might work.

So, assuming we lived in a society like that, why wouldn't you let the majority of licensed individuals carry firearms to school. Unless I had a retard moment and you meant small children bringing dangerous weapons to school instead of adolescents, and adults, in which case I wold agree.

Of course there are a great many issues with that idea. Who gets to decide what constitutes the bare minimum of gun safety to attain a Class R or P license? What kind of rates would be expected for firearm insurance?

Literate Chaotic / Re: Thoughts on Reading
« on: August 02, 2010, 02:43:43 pm »
One thing I have been pondering for a while about reading.

Yes, being literate is important, but why is it that reading for entertainment is viewed as better than watching tv or playing video games?

When reading a book, you are being passively entertained. I guess more neurons are firing because you are supposed to be imagining everything that is going on in the book you are reading, so it generally more active than tv. Part of the reason I stopped reading as much for pleasure as I did when I was younger is that I've noticed more and more books are just garbage, and that I am really lazy. The few times I have set out to read some classic, I have generally gotten bored, mostly due to minor changes in language and the writing styles of then vs now.

Granted, while I own a TV, I do not have cable or an antenna. And the few times I have watched tv I just end up tuning it out and doing something else, as tv seems to more garbage filled than the pulp masses lining the walls of BN.

And as an aside. Hamlet and other works of the Bard aren't meant to be read, they are meant to be performed, or at least read aloud. Reading plays is like reading screenplays for tv shows and considering it literature. I shudder to think that one day centuries from now, transcripts from Jerry Springer might be read as part of the 20th/21st century American Literature class, or even Star Trek.

Apple Talk / Re: Sorry, Dok, you might have to relinquish your crown.
« on: August 02, 2010, 02:22:51 pm »
So, you're host to a parasitical army in your body now huh? People will rue the day they pissed you off now, I'm sure.

Only if they let him shit in their mouths.

they don't need to "let" me do it. I can hit a moving target from 50 yards away.

I am both disturbed and intrigued.

Is that with or against a breeze?

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Controlling firearms
« on: August 02, 2010, 09:38:13 am »

You going to kill me with a rock too?  :eek:

No, I was thinking of smothering you with my sweaty fat folds.

Apple Talk / Re: Peanut Butter: HOW THE FUCK DOES IT WORK??
« on: August 02, 2010, 09:15:54 am »
Thats the suggestion.

Also, interestingly, engineers are more likely to become terrorists, and not through targeted recruitment, but self-selection.  It's been hypothesized that engineers, as a group, are predisposed towards a kind of black and white, clear cut view of the world which meshes well with religious fundamentalism.

Oh crap, I'm turning into one of them.

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