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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 210 - Make Me Laugh! (Message 1503817)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99
Something exciting!
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 210 - Make Me Laugh! (Message 1503782)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99
Back home after spending the afternoon in America.
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 210 - Make Me Laugh! (Message 1503687)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99
Is it my imagination or has the posting rate slowed down lately?

The sun came out here.. That changes everything.
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dreams with special meaning? (Message 1503639)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99
Last night I dreamt of Brixton again.

Its all this talk over in the gun thread.


:( Take control of them Es... head for the Elephant and Castle :)

I always found Elephant and Castle more frightening than Brixton. At least in Brixton you knew that if something was happening to you, people would step into help.
25) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1503630)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99
Guns save lives also.

I've seen that site before, and in most cases no lives were in actual danger.

You can argue that guns stop robbers, but I once overheard two insurance brokers on a train complaining about the strong correlation between crime and unemployment.

So I'm going to argue that there are more effective ways to protect people from crime than shooting people.
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dreams with special meaning? (Message 1503622)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99
Last night I dreamt of Brixton again.

Its all this talk over in the gun thread.
27) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1503621)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99
Hi Es,

Air bags save lives


They can also kill... little kids... if one deploys when a little kid is in the seat it 'protects'.


From http://www.ou.edu/oupd/kidseat.htm

Children riding in the front seat can be seriously injured or killed when an air bag comes out in a crash.

An air bag is not a soft, billowy pillow. To do its important job, an air bag comes out of the dashboard at up to 200 miles per hour — faster than the blink of an eye. The force of an air bag can hurt those who are too close to it.


but I do know its a lot easer to get away from someone wielding a knife than someone wielding a gun.


That depends on the knife and the skill of the person using it. Ever hear of 'throwing knives'?


You don't need much training to kill a lot of people with a gun. You need quite a lot to learn to use throwing knives.

Guns have killed far more children than airbags ever have. Not a good comparison.
28) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1503611)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Es99
and your event was?

I personally have never been in a car accident, after over 45 years of driving.

But I feel the Seat Belts, and Air Bags, MAY save my life someday.

Just because you haven't used something, doesn't mean anything.

I don't think they are really comparable. Mainly because we know for a fact that seat belts and Air bags save lives. I do not believe that is the actually the case for guns.

Via pm someone asked me what my event was. Well there wasn't one event. I lived in Brixton for 20 years which is very much like Compton except not quite as bad. It has a lot of the same social problems and poverty. Lots of drug problems, gang problems and overall crime. The only reason it was possible to live there was because of the strict gun laws in the UK. If Brixton had more guns it would have been just like Compton. It would have been a blood bath there.

So there is a clear difference when you have gun regulation and when you don't.

I'm glad that there are no places in the UK as bad as Compton. I also know that one of the reason's there isn't is because the UK has sensible gun laws that reduce the number of guns available to criminals.

That's not to say that these places are wonderfully safe, but I do know its a lot easer to get away from someone wielding a knife than someone wielding a gun. I also know that I was at a much smaller risk of being caught in the crossfire during gang killings.
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 210 - Make Me Laugh! (Message 1503506)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Es99
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 210 - Make Me Laugh! (Message 1503487)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Es99
Raccoon superhero - yeah, that's a thing
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 210 - Make Me Laugh! (Message 1503473)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Es99
32) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1503472)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Es99
and your event was?

You're the one complaining that no one can understand what its like to have your life in danger. I lived for 20 years in one of the roughest parts of London, so there have been one or two incidents. I never thought any of them would have been made better by me having a gun.
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : 2048 (Message 1503469)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Es99
My stepson showed me today that you can download this as an app from google play.

I've lost hours of my f*cking life.
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 210 - Make Me Laugh! (Message 1503468)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Es99
Definitely need more raccoons in this thread

35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I'm going to bed now...night night everone. (Message 1503464)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Es99
Ok... eyelids are starting to do that drooping thing... you know... where if you're not vigilant... whole hours disappear in one blink... :)

So!

Just in case that happens... and then this...


I'll say night night now. Sweet dreams everyone!

Sometimes I really wish there was a like button on this forum.
36) Message boards : Politics : Dropbox refusal (Message 1503404)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Es99
IMHO, anyone who uses "cloud storage" and expects their data to be safe is an idiot to start with.

Cheers.

I use it, but only for my teaching resources, I don't think the world is going to end if someone gets hold of a load of physics worksheets.
37) Message boards : Politics : One America News (Message 1503403)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Es99
Watch Al Jazeera. Its one of the best quality news stations available in the West. Surprisingly insightful and very often asking the more critical questions relating to current events. And indeed, BBC is a good news station as well.


Al Jazeera is definitely one of the better ones out there.

Its to bad its one of those digital channels over here, so I can only watch it when I'm at my parents place.

I thought you could watch in online?

@ The negative judgement is the peak of mentality. 'The Critical Spirit'...is one competence of many. IOW Tones In Da Bones Can Make yOu Richie Rich.

2 mins was more than sufficient. I am a very fast reader.
38) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1503401)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Es99
Why don't you tell us your story of when this happened to you and how the gun saved you.

Sorry but I repeat until you have been there you will not understand. It is like describing the color red to a blind person.

Who says I haven't?

Tell me about the situation where you needed your gun to save your life. I'm interested.
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 210 - Make Me Laugh! (Message 1503398)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Es99

That's no excuse, you have internet access.

It's amazing where you can get internet access these days. I'm winning from the pub right now.

And Misfit seems to have access from prison.
Because we all know that's where he is................
Or at least belongs.

It depends on the prison.
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 210 - Make Me Laugh! (Message 1503340)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Es99

That's no excuse, you have internet access.

It's amazing where you can get internet access these days. I'm winning from the pub right now.


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