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  1. KarmaPolice

    USA Shootings

    LINK In 2017/18 there were 268 homicides currently recorded using a sharp instrument, including knives and broken bottles And those stats were for the UK, not just London. While it does say that it's on the rise, I am guessing most here would take that murder rate % here. 40K crimes using a knife/sharp instrument and only 268 deaths?
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    USA Shootings

    You mean besides the ones with a "mental illness" that you want to flag in your 1st proposal?
  3. KarmaPolice

    USA Shootings

    Gotcha - so nuclear material is not dangerous either. I still don't think it's that clear. Of course in your scenarios you don't have anything about how many times a gun was used, but not needed. Just because a person had it doesn't mean the situation would have escalated to the point of needing it. Then for every case of your good guys with guns you post we could post at least one of somebody shooting another person on accident, a security guard's gun going off at school, or the "self defense" story that you posted of a couple guys getting in a fight a couple times and one goes and gets his gun and somebody dies. Sweet, so now you can stop posting that the weapons don't matter, just the people do.
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    What novels should everybody read?

    Honestly, my intent for this thread wasn't to get people to recommend stuff just to me, I was interested in seeing people's lists, that thought maybe something would blow my hair back if it got recommended a couple times. I just like reading people's takes on stuff they love, and sometimes just doing that will get me motivated. I will be honest - most of what I read is non-fiction, but if I do read fiction it's usually more on the brainless page-turner lines. I will push myself a little bit, but if it starts to feel too much like English Lit class I usually tap out. Looking at books I have read over again, I guess I am drawn to the dystopian stuff. 1984, Handmaid's Tale, Never Let Me Go, and The Road are 4 that I have read multiple times, and a recent one that I liked was Station Eleven. Besides that, To Kill a Mockingbird is a favorite too. I don't read a ton of old stuff b/c again - the English Lit feeling.
  5. This is pretty much it. I am still on board mostly because I just switched and it's a lot better than paying $100+ for cable that I think is 95% terrible. Like somebody said up thread, all this stuff adds up, so if they are each start getting to the $20 mark, I am going to pass on something. I need to find a service that plays some actual good movies and it not so focused on their original TV shows so much.
  6. KarmaPolice

    USA Shootings

    Is this a real question?
  7. KarmaPolice

    USA Shootings

    Danger has nothing to with damage an object can inflict, just the number of times it inflicts damage.
  8. KarmaPolice

    USA Shootings

    It's safe to say that SC is on an island with this definition of dangerous, right?
  9. KarmaPolice

    USA Shootings

    So by SC's definition is there anything that's dangerous? I mean unless people are dying by the 1000s each day from something it can't be labeled dangerous, right?
  10. KarmaPolice

    USA Shootings

    We know. You have stated that you don't need studies and stats to figure things out. It feels like we are reading 2 different posters. I have yet to see -fish say that guns are so dangerous and going off every 2 seconds. You saying that there are millions of guns a day with a low % of accidents therefore they aren't dangerous isn't sound reasoning b/c like others posted: 1. using that logic something like a nuclear bomb isn't dangerous because there are 1000s and no deaths for years, and 2. your logic/stats are skewed since most owners own multiple guns therefore most guns are inactive throughout the time frame you are talking about. His point about the handguns being a net negative is what you are not getting. He posts stats and studies about how much more likely a gun is to cause an accident than stop a crime. This applies to inside the house and out. Now you come in and post a couple stories about good guys with guns and say you proved him wrong, but have no stats besides the one you posting about the # of guns in america. Compound that with you yourself stating that the weapon doesn't matter, the person and their intent does. So if you intend to defend yourself, martial arts/knife/mace would be just as effective as a gun to do so using your logic that the weapon doesn't matter. Hence the net negative -fish is talking about - something is being shown to cause more harm than to be useful in it's application.
  11. KarmaPolice

    USA Shootings

    I am sure that there are people that do, but realize they can't b/c of where we are with the 2nd, hence the focus on the other types of regulations like clip size. You keep framing it like people don't care about those other types. Not sure why this is so hard for you to get why people would be concerned about it. Pools, Drano, or whatever silly example you are going to give me from your house that can cause an injury is not going to effect the general public. Guns do. Like -fish is saying (I think it's what he is saying anyway), is that IF they were just for home use and always safely secured it probably wouldn't be an issue for people. Once you start getting people not locking their stuff up, making it easier for others to use them in crimes, or having Joe Six Pack walking around with them, then it effects the public.
  12. KarmaPolice

    USA Shootings

    You for sure haven't done the bolded.
  13. KarmaPolice

    What novels should everybody read?

    Also- I have read novels before, guys.
  14. KarmaPolice

    FanDuel Conference Weekend

    Isn't NO rush D decent? Not sure either are worth it as they force Goff to win the game as he hasn't looked that great over the last several weeks. I guess that means Gurley could catch a couple but not sure about the gpp upside yet. On both sites I would lean WR in the flex this week, but still staring at this.
  15. - Show ends with Sam writing the tale of Danny and Jon - Song of Ice and Fire. - I think/hope Tyrion ends up on the throne - Jamie kills Cersei, Arya kills the Mountain - Tormund survives and knocks boots with Brienne - Bran is still dull