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by Bsob
Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa
Replies: 665
Views: 58232

Re: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa

Also doubles as a case of too fucking stupid to know he can't handle guns, since he still insists he can handle guns. He is exactly the type of person that shouldn't be allowed near guns; he insists he's capable even when he's not . Tell me about it. Now how is this any different than a sighted per...
by Bsob
Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa
Replies: 665
Views: 58232

Re: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa

You missed a step. You need to show that blind people are more likely to incorrectly think they can handle a gun then sighted people are. The only way to come to this conclusion is to assume blind people cannot reason as well as sighted(or to have evidence). No, a thousand times no; this is why we ...
by Bsob
Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa
Replies: 665
Views: 58232

Re: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa

Lets break it into 4 groups. Well, 8 groups, but we are ignoring half. They are 'think they can handle guns', 'blind/sighted', and 'can/can't actually handle guns'. All are in the 'think they can handle' Sighted and can actually handle Sighted and can't actually handle Blind and can actually handle...
by Bsob
Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa
Replies: 665
Views: 58232

Re: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa

No studies done != lack of evidence. We have explained time and again what evidence there is that it's unsafe (huge difficulty in determining what they are shooting, the number one rule in firing a gun) and why no studies would exist. This is now becoming a PRATT. Unless you think there is no evide...
by Bsob
Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa
Replies: 665
Views: 58232

Re: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa

“I see no way a visually impaired person can operate a motor vehicle safely,” Wethington said. “But a firearm can be drawn and discharged, and truthfully it’s safer that way than a sighted person shooting five or 10 yards away. Because there is a possibility they could miss. If you have someone on ...
by Bsob
Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa
Replies: 665
Views: 58232

Re: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa

Blind people can't see what they are doing. You need to see what you are doing to safely fire a gun. Therefore blind people can't safely fire a gun. What's circular about that? Uh, well, that's not circular, but that is a different argument. Your argument is based on a false premise, which is diffe...
by Bsob
Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa
Replies: 665
Views: 58232

Re: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa

Do you really think blind people aren't capable of making decisions for themselves or of exercising good judgement, care and discretion? With any group, just because members are capable of good judgment doesn't mean all members of the group choose to exercise it. If you are legally blind and apply ...
by Bsob
Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa
Replies: 665
Views: 58232

Re: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa

Then blind people are welcome to own and carry around some other weapon that works effectively at contact range but that doesn't, say, send small lead projectiles hundreds of feet at hundreds of feet per second when you miss a target that isn't at contact range. What evidence do you have that blind...
by Bsob
Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa
Replies: 665
Views: 58232

Re: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa

A blind person could reliably shoot the correct target at contact range. A huge portion of defensive gun uses are at contact range Then they should be free to use weapons that are only for contact ranges. Not 100 feet away. Have we really become so ...Hold on, I think I swallowed a gerbil. Okay. Wh...
by Bsob
Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa
Replies: 665
Views: 58232

Re: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa

Then blind people are welcome to own and carry around some other weapon that works effectively at contact range but that doesn't, say, send small lead projectiles hundreds of feet at hundreds of feet per second when you miss a target that isn't at contact range. What evidence do you have that blind...
by Bsob
Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Charter of Quebec Values Unveiled
Replies: 16
Views: 3073

Re: Charter of Quebec Values Unveiled

The only thing wrong with that list is the idea that there is anything ever that is higher than budgetary considerations.
by Bsob
Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Encode a message so it can't be read until a certain time?
Replies: 84
Views: 54979

Re: Encode a message so it can't be read until a certain tim

Send VIA courier with a delivery date.

Sometimes the sneakernet is the best solution.
by Bsob
Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anti-Abortion Protests Bad for Area, Say Protestors
Replies: 44
Views: 6650

Re: Anti-Abortion Protests Bad for Area, Say Protestors

CorruptUser wrote:Is it possible to cap protests? That is, you can't protest every single day of the week? Or would that be too much of an infringement on free speech, like free speech zones?


Do you think this would be a good idea?

Or to put it another way, what effect would such a law have on say, #OWS?
by Bsob
Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Your clothes were asking for it: Now in mens!
Replies: 623
Views: 132217

Re: Your clothes were asking for it: Now in mens!

TheGrammarBolshevik wrote:Zimmerman probably caused the accident himself. Isn't it obvious?


Clearly he used his gun to force a black teenager to cause the car accident.
by Bsob
Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Supreme Court Neuters the Voter Rights Act
Replies: 99
Views: 15047

Re: The Supreme Court Neuters the Voter Rights Act

The Supreme Court's job is to enforce the constitution. If the supreme court only enforces the constitution when it feels like it, then there might as well not be a constitution. The supreme court instead of being a judicial branch becomes a super-veto over anything congress does or doesn't do. The...
by Bsob
Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Texas Abortion Laws
Replies: 223
Views: 31882

Re: Texas Abortion Laws

DSenette wrote:most people who have abortions have abortions because they do not want a child. the reason they do not want the child are irrelevant. and should always be irrelevant.

Does this mean you support sex elective abortion? I mean, if the reasons are irrelevant....
by Bsob
Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Supreme Court Neuters the Voter Rights Act
Replies: 99
Views: 15047

Re: The Supreme Court Neuters the Voter Rights Act

But the principle that they should reject unconstitutional legislation, even if it's good legislation, is entirely sound. Is it? I mean, in a sense, I agree; but in another sense, I can't help but recall the Supreme Court using the Interstate Commerce Commission to desegregate railways -- something...
by Bsob
Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Citizen's Wage
Replies: 942
Views: 249811

Re: Citizen's Wage

The point is not that I cannot justify where I draw the line; the point is that it is impossible to provide an objective justification where you draw the line. That seems like a pretty reasonable definition of the placement being arbitrary. That's strange, i'm pretty sure i drew a line without it b...
by Bsob
Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Citizen's Wage
Replies: 942
Views: 249811

Re: Citizen's Wage

I never said there was a requirement to be kept alive, only the right to be given the means to do so. A person with the ability to work that lives in a place where his work would be valued at a living wage or higher has the means to stay alive, correct? (quote snipped to prevent it being absolu...
by Bsob
Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:35 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Citizen's Wage
Replies: 942
Views: 249811

Re: Citizen's Wage

I never said there was a requirement to be kept alive, only the right to be given the means to do so. A person with the ability to work that lives in a place where his work would be valued at a living wage or higher has the means to stay alive, correct? (quote snipped to prevent it being absolutely...
by Bsob
Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Citizen's Wage
Replies: 942
Views: 249811

Re: Citizen's Wage

No. Any society where we let people die for their choices (unless those choices are explicitly that they want to die) is morally bankrupt in my eyes. All people have an unconditional right to life. That includes those who choose not to work. That is my position and one of the main reasons why I thi...
by Bsob
Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Texas Abortion Laws
Replies: 223
Views: 31882

Re: Texas Abortion Laws

Yes, they are so sincerely worried. I will say it again: There is room for a real, legitimate debate about the specific terms and restrictions surrounding abortion. So why should you still be out there screaming, “My body, my life, my right to decide,” with the orange-shirted women and men at the C...
by Bsob
Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Citizen's Wage
Replies: 942
Views: 249811

Re: Citizen's Wage

Yeah, that. I am no proponent if a citizen's wage, but there's something perfidious about the 'society needs bricklayers' argument against it. Because the implicit argument is that society doesn't just needs bricklayers, but that it needs cheap bricklayers. That society needs people who don't have ...
by Bsob
Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Citizen's Wage
Replies: 942
Views: 249811

Re: Citizen's Wage

No. Any society where we let people die for their choices (unless those choices are explicitly that they want to die) is morally bankrupt in my eyes. All people have an unconditional right to life. That includes those who choose not to work. That is my position and one of the main reasons why I thi...
by Bsob
Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Organ transplant policy change
Replies: 7
Views: 5282

Re: Organ transplant policy change

It doesn't sound to me like they're granting special privilege to children as much as they are removing the segregation barrier. I mean, sure, it's a little unfair that children can accept child or adult lungs, and adults are limited to adult lungs, but the same can be said for blood types. Some pe...
by Bsob
Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: IRS Discrimination, AP logs, and Benghazi
Replies: 131
Views: 16788

Re: IRS Discrimination, AP logs, and Benghazi

Third: I got nothing on the IRS Discrimination case. It is ridiculous and that is the true scandal that we all should be ashamed about. I don't understand why this is a scandal. These are the facts, as I understand them: 1 - A portion of the IRS is tasked with denying tax exemption status to politi...
by Bsob
Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Demarchy
Replies: 65
Views: 24634

Re: Demarchy

40% of lottery winners are broke in under 4 years. I don't think that 20 million will do what you hope. Since they won't get that $20 million until after they're done serving, it's really of little consequence if the winners can't manage to hang on to their winnings after they've got them. The purp...
by Bsob
Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Demarchy
Replies: 65
Views: 24634

Re: Demarchy

40% of lottery winners are broke in under 4 years.

I don't think that 20 million will do what you hope.
by Bsob
Fri May 31, 2013 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6978
Views: 1139777

Re: Police misbehavior thread

http://www.curiosityaroused.com/nature/top-10-most-dangerous-dog-breeds-based-on-bite-fatalities/ Methodology much? That study uses CDC numbers for total fatalities per dog breed…but makes no attempt to divide by total number of dogs of each breed to determine relative lethality per breed. Uh, what...
by Bsob
Fri May 17, 2013 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman Sues NBA player For Alleged Rape (Trigger Warning)
Replies: 106
Views: 20714

Re: Woman Sues NBA player For Alleged Rape (Trigger Warning)

I don't think having different views makes people shitty people. This isn't just a question of "views." If you happen to like Star Trek more than Star Wars, that is just a "different view." We're talking about someone who was raped here. We're actually talking about someone who ...
by Bsob
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 371166

Re: Gun Control

the truth is we had a man killed 35 people with a shotgun before turning on himself - this THEN started our national gun reforms and gun crime DROPPED 60%, so did murder, aggravated assault, BnE and so on... I don't think murder dropped 60%. I mean, if we're gonna yell at some nameless strawman for...
by Bsob
Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 48% Of People Accept Being Assigned New Beliefs
Replies: 38
Views: 7172

Re: 48% Of People Accept Being Assigned New Beliefs

I'd be intrested to see how long the effect lasts. I'd be suprised if it was more than a week on the outside.
by Bsob
Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex
Replies: 342
Views: 30659

Re: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex

Uh, I guess if you think that there is no discussion to be had, we are just arguing from too different viewpoints. There is a cultural expectation that Boca burgers are meat free. (and before you trudge out that argument a third time, a Boca burger with bacon in it is still a “real Boca burger”.) I...
by Bsob
Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex
Replies: 342
Views: 30659

Re: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex

The vegan (again, assuming they haven't told you). As we've said earlier, if you're the one with the dealbreaker/restriction/extra-requirements/etc. it is your duty to ensure that those are catered to. Uh, I guess if you think that there is no discussion to be had, we are just arguing from too diff...
by Bsob
Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex
Replies: 342
Views: 30659

Re: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex

Lets use an analogy that fits a bit better. What if a vegan was tricked into eating meat. And then was retroactivly upset. is that vegan a meat-racist? Or have you created a false dichotomy between "not retroactivly upset" and " *-ist" Some people have deeply held belief systems...
by Bsob
Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex
Replies: 342
Views: 30659

Re: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex

Lets use an analogy that fits a bit better. What if a vegan was tricked into eating meat. And then was retroactivly upset. is that vegan a meat-racist? "tricked" makes it sound as if you think that the man in question are "not a real boy". This is Incorrect. A transman is a real...
by Bsob
Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex
Replies: 342
Views: 30659

Re: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex

try this thought experiment - a man and a women in their late twenties meet and hook up in a completely safe way the man however secretly knows that he is the woman's brother and tells her after the fact can the woman be morally outraged? Only if you require every converstion to begin with the stat...
by Bsob
Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex
Replies: 342
Views: 30659

Re: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex

If you're so averse to the idea that you would be retroactively upset if you found out, after the fact, that a partner you had an otherwise acceptable sexual experience with was, unbeknownst to you, trans....then yes. Edit: Since I'm expecting objections to this, let me explain this more fully, usi...
by Bsob
Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 371166

Re: Gun Control

I think what americans call "BB Guns" we in the U.K would call "Air-guns." I shoot them fairly regularly but they're definitely a big kids toy - and you could hurt someone with one. BB guns on my estate were orange pistols shooting plastic balls. Sorry for the confusion. What I ...
by Bsob
Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 371166

Re: Gun Control

Ahhh! I was looking into the issue. No reason. This thread keeps coming up. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/04/denver-dem-has-akin-moment-on-guns/ Ahhh! That guy, Chris Stirwelt! He looks like Jack Nickleson in The Shinning. Ahhh! So, scary. 'It's Not Johnny!' The Women experts on large cap...

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