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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2500 on: January 28, 2016, 05:15:43 PM »
I still wouldn't trust it...why the hell would you want to take not 1 but TWO guns to disney? was he thinking of robbing Mickey mouse?

Also it makes sense thay he only had small caliber pistols on him, they are much easier to sneak on your person and carry more ammo for.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2501 on: January 28, 2016, 05:21:56 PM »
Yeah sista, I certainly don't think it sounds like he was very sane.  ;) And Disneyland is the kind of place where guns should be out of the question (except for security guards).

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2502 on: January 28, 2016, 06:08:53 PM »
I still wouldn't trust it...why the hell would you want to take not 1 but TWO guns to disney? was he thinking of robbing Mickey mouse?

He did it for the dual-wielding perks.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2503 on: January 29, 2016, 10:33:32 AM »
That doesn't sound too far removed from US laws (Depending on the State)

 You don't need a hunting or sport shooting license to own a firearm.The license to be able to go hunting is a completely different thing and just pertains to that particular hunt (it gives the carrier permission to hunt a specific type of creature for a certain amount of time).

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2504 on: January 29, 2016, 04:31:54 PM »
You don't need a hunting or sport shooting license to own a firearm.The license to be able to go hunting is a completely different thing and just pertains to that particular hunt (it gives the carrier permission to hunt a specific type of creature for a certain amount of time).


I did mean a license to hold one or more hunting firearms, and I think Lustful read it that way too. The point is, unlike some places in the US you can't just buy rifles or heavy-duty guns on the fly without showing who you are and that you have a liecense to use (in this case) a hunting-style weapon. They're not impossibly difficult to get, those licenses, but the licensing thing keeps some check on the general flow of guns and who has one (you need a relevant license if you buy a gun second-hand too, at least if you want to stay legal).
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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2505 on: January 30, 2016, 01:47:10 PM »
In a crossover between geek culture and US politics, the CEO of Marvel donated 1 million dollars to Donald Trump.

This is very ironic considering how the company's comics have erred on progressive messages and attempts at more diverse representation in recent and not-so-recent times.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2506 on: January 30, 2016, 01:56:12 PM »
In a crossover between geek culture and US politics, the CEO of Marvel donated 1 million dollars to Donald Trump.

This is very ironic considering how the company's comics have erred on progressive messages and attempts at more diverse representation in recent and not-so-recent times.

So disappointing.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2507 on: January 30, 2016, 01:57:50 PM »

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2508 on: January 30, 2016, 02:58:02 PM »

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2509 on: January 30, 2016, 06:15:20 PM »

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2510 on: January 30, 2016, 06:37:51 PM »
On the other hand:

http://www.vox.com/2016/1/29/10872122/marvel-ceo-donald-trump

I think it's a reasonable voice. It's not like *Marvel* is voicing support for Trump... It's just Perlmutter.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2511 on: January 31, 2016, 03:59:55 AM »
Yeah that was my opinion as well. It really does have nothing whatsoever to do with marvel. I work for the church of England and have donated money to E. That doesn't mean the church of England supports E it just means I can do whatever I want with my wages. 

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2512 on: January 31, 2016, 04:03:51 AM »
I work for the church of England and have donated money to E. That doesn't mean the church of England supports E...

Now, that would've been awesome :)

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2513 on: January 31, 2016, 11:35:37 AM »
Yeah that was my opinion as well. It really does have nothing whatsoever to do with marvel. I work for the church of England and have donated money to E. That doesn't mean the church of England supports E it just means I can do whatever I want with my wages.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2514 on: February 04, 2016, 02:32:41 PM »
So apparently the Donald has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

No, that isn't a misprint.  He is actually in the running for the 2016 prize. 

Nobel watcher Kristian Berg Harpviken says in part:

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Mr. Trump, who has attracted international backlash over his controversial rhetoric and call to ban Muslims from entering the U.S., has reportedly earned a nod for the award thanks to his tough talk on terrorism and other security threats from around the world, according to Nobel watcher Kristian Berg Harpviken, the director of the Peace Research Institute of Oslo.

In the nomination letter Mr. Harpviken said he had received, supporters said Mr. Trump deserved the prize for “his vigorous peace through strength ideology, used as a threat weapon of deterrence against radical Islam, ISIS, nuclear Iran and Communist China,” Agence France-Presse reported.

......I have no words. 

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2515 on: February 04, 2016, 03:09:15 PM »
I stopped believing in the validity of the Peace prize loonnngggg ago. Welcome to the club :P

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2516 on: February 04, 2016, 03:37:03 PM »
Oh, come on. It's not like he's a serious candidate or something. I'm sure that there are unusual candidates proposed every year...

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2517 on: February 04, 2016, 03:45:41 PM »
 As I recall, anyone can he nominated, it's essentially meaningless. Though I agree the peace prize itself has almost been devalued to nothingness anyway.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2518 on: February 04, 2016, 11:23:45 PM »
Yep, years ago a politician from here nominated John Bolton. I think that one went straight down into the waste paper basket with the Nobel committee - though nomnating Trump is even more outrageous.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2519 on: February 05, 2016, 07:32:39 PM »
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/how-the-satanic-temple-forced-phoenix-lawmakers-to-ban-public-prayer/ar-BBpbb1S?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=iehp

*EDIT* Bottom stuff put in a spoiler because that was just a paragraph or two of me being an idiot and reading the wrong thing and a perfect example of why its important to do your research before posting.

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I don't even know what to say about this other than something my boyfriend likes to say "There's a difference between being an Atheist and being an asshole with a patriot missile sizes stick up their ass."

So pretty much now no one gets to have public prayer! What you want something guaranteed to you by the constitution? Well Fuck you, you don't get anything!  ;D

ugh, I would have accepted a compromise like "All of the faith in the area may have a representative and they may all pray at the same time." (that includes the Satanists) But not this...this is just...ugh disgusts me. How long till it goes to a case of "First it was them, then they came for me?"

edit: I know that they don't literally believe in Satan and are really just Atheists pretending to do so, but at the same time they must realize that they are pretty much doing things offensive to several groups of people. And that they are just perpetuating the stereotype of atheists being a bunch of hateful people who despise anything to do with a god and the people who want to believe in an afterlife. But they have nothing to lose either way so they don't care...ugh.

I shouldn't be as mad as I am since it doesn't help anyone and just makes myself look bad...but it still hurts and I feel like this sets a bad precedent.
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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2520 on: February 05, 2016, 08:30:20 PM »
Did you link the right article? There's nothing in there about actually having public prayer banned, just one (presumably Christian) lawmaker equating what happened to 'banning prayer'. What was banned is the current practice of having City Council meetings start with a public prayer. Since that could be interpreted as a First Amendment violation, being a de facto endorsement of a specific religion by a government body, I can't disagree with the Satanic Temple's actions. Especially because, if the article is correct, the Satanists were requesting that they be allowed to give an invocation alongside the prayer, which is exactly what you are suggesting. It was the lawmakers themselves who voted "better no prayer than both Satanic and Christian prayers'. People still are free to pray in public wherever and whenever they want, outside of council meetings, but in this particular instance the blame should be going to the Council, not the Satanists.
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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2521 on: February 05, 2016, 08:40:58 PM »
Well I though that's what it said...either I read a different article or what I linked was different...unsure....

I thought it was banning prayer in the council and the immediate grounds.

Il admit I messed up and should have done better in researching this before making a complete ass out of myself...il go and sit in the corner with the dunce cap now.
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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2522 on: February 06, 2016, 03:33:46 PM »
Mouse breaks into a museum and gets caught in...an ancient mousetrap

The mid-19th century Victorian mousetrap wasn't even baited, and the rodent would have had to deliberately find it and get inside before it was secured. The fitting end would be to stuff the mouse up and make it part of the exhibition...  ;D

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2523 on: February 07, 2016, 06:14:33 AM »
The highly controversial Polish surveillance law has become the law as of today.

(Here Amnesty International's public statement concerning the law in question, if anyone's interested in more details.)
« Last Edit: February 07, 2016, 11:41:08 AM by ererruz »

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2524 on: February 07, 2016, 11:54:23 AM »
The highly controversial Polish surveillance law has become the law as of today.

(Here Amnesty International's public statement concerning the law in question, if anyone's interested in more details.)

Grotesquely enough, PiS members claim that this laws *strengthens* the civil rights of Polish citizens. Go figure.  ::)

Even more grotesquely, President Duda signed the law first... then, he started inviting people opposing it for consultations. Shouldn't it be the other way around..?

In other Poland-related news, the PiS government reopened the investigation of the 2010 Smoleńsk plane crash:

http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/239539,Mixed-reactions-to-Polands-new-Smolensk-disaster-probe

It seems that they really might be pushing to make the "It was an assasination!" conspiracy theory official  >:(