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Posted in: Study: Philippines a global hot spot for online child abuse See in context

Bjorn Tomention,

Well, it sounds like you’re the expert.

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Posted in: Paranoia, racism: German killer drew on conspiracy tropes See in context

FizzBit,

*potentially** killing just as many?*

Key word: potentially. Actual number killed or injured: 0. And that story was reported in the media. Just not here.

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Posted in: Man shot dead in Gunma Pref; suspect on the loose See in context

Like if they passed a law saying you can’t lock your door because it illegally prevents others from entering?

What? People are already prevented from entering. Breaking and entering is a crime, and like gun violence it still occurs, but there shouldn't be laws against it because they don't prevent 100% of that crime? Silly argument. Should we get rid of red lights because people sometimes drive through them?

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Posted in: Man shot dead in Gunma Pref; suspect on the loose See in context

Which of these laws are ones that prevent you from protecting yourself from criminals?

I think you have that one backwards.

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Posted in: Man shot dead in Gunma Pref; suspect on the loose See in context

But Japan has strict gun control, how can this be?

Japan has laws about a lot of things, but people still break them. Should Japan just have no laws?

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Posted in: Gun-rights activists gear up for show of force in Virginia See in context

prossnip42

The proposed law is a blatant breaking of the 2nd amendment

How so?

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Posted in: Gun-rights activists gear up for show of force in Virginia See in context

most if not all of these shooters have come from broken homes and have a high chance of being on some type of anti psychotic drug - maybe mental health issues should be looked at prior to blaming guns.

And ALL of them were wearing shoes! Maybe shoe wearing should also be looked at.

Some 42 million Americans have taken antidepressants, a class of psychiatric drug that is often alleged to have a link to violence. That’s around 13% of the U.S. population, with higher rates for women (16.5%) and people over the age of 60 (19%), according to 2017 data from the National Center for Health Statistics.

But mass shooting incidents, while tragic, happen less frequently than would be expected if psychiatric drugs were the cause, experts say... .

If there was a connection or link, one would expect it to be pronounced, or at least much greater than we are seeing," said Dr. James Knoll, director of forensic psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University. "Why do we not see increased violence in women? People over 60?"

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Posted in: Gun-rights activists gear up for show of force in Virginia See in context

Pro-second amendment does not equal pro-indiscriminate murder.

Not if you understand it correctly. Even Scalia said in 2008, it is “not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose.”

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Posted in: Gunman shot dead by parishioners in Texas church attack See in context

BlacklabelToda

Good people with guns. When similar church shooting happened last time, 26 people died.

True, and probably would have been a lot worse, had that shooter not also been confronted by an armed bystander.

Still, better that these things never happened in the first place, right? More guns is not the solution to this problem.

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Posted in: Mass killings in U.S. hit new high in 2019; most were shootings See in context

BertieWooster

And most of the killers were taking or had taken psychiatric drugs and/or were in the middle of what is laughingly called "treatment."

Source? The article contradicts you, at any rate. Anyway, in the cases involving guns, it seems preferable that those people NOT have the ready access to weapons that America provides.

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Posted in: New Zealand to end gun buyback sparked by mosque shootings See in context

The Christchurch shootings were perpetrated by those unlawfully in possession of firearms, not by lawful individuals.

Nope,

The gunman used five firearms which he purchased legally, using a New Zealand gun license he obtained in November

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.insider.com/new-zealand-mosque-shooting-weapon-used-gun-control-laws-2019-3

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Posted in: Russian boxers to boycott Olympics if sanctions not lifted See in context

Good. Enjoy your dope-filled Spartakiads, and may the one with the best drugs win.

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Posted in: 6 killed in New Jersey shootout, including police officer See in context

Hervé,

the RIGHT TO BEAR FIREARMS was earned by the Patriots who fought for independence from the dastardly British King.

Sure. In order that they could be part of a well-regulated militia (in lieu of a standing army) acting in the interests of the security of a free state. An individual’s right to bear arms wasn’t granted until 2008.

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Posted in: 6 killed in New Jersey shootout, including police officer See in context

bass,

Probably true, but not really my point. Although that 2008 decision was 5-4 so...

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Posted in: 6 killed in New Jersey shootout, including police officer See in context

they wouldn’t dare touch the 2nd amendment 

They don't have to. They just need to swing the Supreme Court's interpretation of it back to the way it was before 2008 when the NRA/conservative dominated court ignored all precedents and rulings regarding it, which had held that a person's right to own a gun was only in service to a a well-regulated militia. (And no, that's not a bunch of rednecks in the hills playing war with their ARs)

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Posted in: Yamato delivery man kicked and yelled at by older colleague See in context

Oldman_13

Yeah, we’re all 10 feet tall and bullet proof on the internet.

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Posted in: 5 must-read manga from the '90s you’ve (probably) never heard of See in context

I was a teenager in the 90s so I'd already outgrown comic books.

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Posted in: Gov't tightens rules to clamp down on smartphone use while driving See in context

Gov’t tightens rules ... and the cops continue to ignore them. Nothing to see here.

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Posted in: Sam Smith announces new pronouns of 'they' and 'them' See in context

I've decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY/THEM,"

Should that not be, ‘It’s decided it is changing its pronouns to THEY/THEM.”?

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Posted in: Letters from Japan: 'My Japanese boyfriend wants a break — What should I do?' See in context

Stop nagging him.

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Posted in: What do you think of the #metoo movement one year on? See in context

Those who can stand up for themselves rather than tweet about it years later, sure.

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Posted in: What do you think of the #metoo movement one year on? See in context

'a thread where women comment all the times guys in their life could have raped them, but chose not to.'

What does that even mean? Like 99.99% of the time?

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Posted in: What do you think of the #metoo movement one year on? See in context

Have you actually read the account of her date?

Of course. Otherwise I wouldn't comment on it. I have read HER account of the date. And his. And I've read the debates around the veracity of her claims. Awkward sounds about right.

Are you trying to say that women openly discussing their experience with sexual assault is bad because it's no longer entertaining to you?

No, you are inferring that. I used a relatively common turn of phrase to make a point.

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Posted in: What do you think of the #metoo movement one year on? See in context

It did some good, then lost steam as it was misappropriated for increasingly less congruous claims. Its ‘jump the shark’ moment was the claim against Azis Ansari, in which an awkward date became ‘sexual harassment’.

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Posted in: Saying 'Me Too' in Japan carries risk of being criticized, ignored See in context

I thought #metoo was a good way to have women's voices heard, and to shine a light on the amount of harassment. I do think it began to go a little too far though, because those accused had very little right of reply.

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Posted in: Saying 'Me Too' in Japan carries risk of being criticized, ignored See in context

Oh please, guys. Tell us the difference between force, coersion and persuasion. We defer to your superior knowledge about the agency women have over their own bodies.

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Posted in: Armed deputy at Florida high school resigns after failing to engage shooter See in context

Right. So that effectively closes the 'guns and police in schools' argument. What's the next idea?

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Posted in: White leads talented field into halfpipe final See in context

‘Steez (that’s style if you were wondering).

Close. It’s ‘style with ease.’

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Posted in: 2020 Tokyo Olympic costs keep rising See in context

Lots of people saying the money should be spent on Tohoku's reconstruction but the only people that would benefit from that are the people who actually need it. Surely we can't have that!!

Politicians' lives matter too, right?

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Posted in: 11-year-old girl killed after wheel loader hits kids with impaired hearing See in context

nandakandamanda

Under-steer? Turning right on the arrow?

Can't tell the circumstances from one photo.

RIP to the victim.

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