DrCribbens

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DrCribbens wrote:
Now Trump has started separating 4-year-old children from their parents and locking them in cages, America has lost the right to number itself among the civilised nations of the world, and any American who is not doing everything they can to get Trump out of office is complicit in evil.

Hang your head in shame, America.
DrCribbens wrote:
I've been away from this site for weeks and weeks. Today in a moment of boredom I thought i'd nip by and see what was going on. The first link I click on turns out to be a monkwarrior diatribe about complete nonsense, most of which is demonstrably false or, at best, entirely misconceived and showing an utter misunderstanding of the matter at hand.

I see some things never change. 

I guess I'll be away again then. I'll try again in a few months.
DrCribbens wrote:
Squrlz - genuinely sorry to see you go. You were one of the folks on here I could depend on to make insightful, intelligent and funny comments. It's a shame that you've been driven out by someone like 5Cats, who will undoubtedly see this as some sort of victory. 

I used to think it important that there was someone on here to counter his hatred: a wise man once said that all it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to delete their profiles. But now I'm not so sure. People like 5Cats have neither the wit nor intelligence to enter into a grown-up debate and, like a child, just crave attention, and any attention is relished whether its positive or negative. I've asked before now for him to be banned and it's a shame that it's gone this far before something was done.

And so while I'm sorry to see you go, I don't blame you. 

In fact, I'll go further and join you, but not because of 5Cats. This site used to be different. It used to be a silly little place (I mean that as a compliment) where I could go and waste some time and usually laugh. Now it's just something else that Trump has ruined.

Anyway, I've been doing some thinking, and I've come to the conclusion that there is very little chance I'll be lying on my death bed and thinking "I wish I'd spent more time reading pointless bollocks on the internet." I need to spend more time doing something worthwhile. I'm a writer. I need to finish my second novel and while I'm looking at this site I'm not doing that.

I've never created a post on here and only occasionally replied to an existing one, so I doubt that if I didn't announce my leaving anyone would notice that I'm gone, but if I was going to do so I thought this was as good a place as any.

Best wishes to everyone.

Well, nearly everyone.
DrCribbens wrote:
So the argument is "AR-15s are OK because they haven't killed as many people as some other things I'm thinking of"? That's really the best you've got? By that logic, ISIS are OK because they didn't kill as many people as Stalin.
DrCribbens wrote:
5cats Genuinely hilarious argument.

If I was going to write a sarcastic post to illustrate the idiocy of the gun strokers, this is what I'd write.
DrCribbens wrote:
The moment when he undermines his entire argument in one sentence: "Most crime isn't committed with AR15s, it's committed with handguns."

Right. So there isn't a problem with handguns then?
DrCribbens wrote:
What's a Kyliejenner?
DrCribbens wrote:
5cats Ah, I see. This would be your reading comprehension problem again. You see if you take a quick look at my post again, and really concentrate, you'll see that at no point did I say that Americans are allowed to carry submachine guns.

Apology, please, when you're ready.

DrCribbens wrote:
5cats Just out of interest, which bit of my post was a lie? Let's clear that up first, then I'll tell you the specific law.
DrCribbens wrote:
normalfreak2 Oh, I imagine they're allowed to do as much research as they like. After all, we're still at the information gathering phase when it comes to mass shootings in the US. Doing anything about it would just be a knee-jerk reaction.
DrCribbens wrote:
5cats You're quite right. One mass shooting every 1.5 days is perfectly acceptable in a country that size. England only has 60-odd million people and they've already had... well... none. Not one in the last 8 years in fact. Of course English people don't think it's a human rights issue if they're not allowed to carry a submachine gun, but I imagine that's irrelevant.
DrCribbens wrote:
5cats It's the middle of February and there have been 30 mass shootings in the US so far this year. That's an average of 1 mass shooting every 1.5 days. At one point does it stop being a 'knee-jerk' reaction and just becomes a reaction? How long does it take to 'gather the facts'? When does continuously 'gathering the facts' become needless prevarication that costs lives?
DrCribbens wrote:
Playing bagpipes sounds like someone hitting a pig with a cat. I'd rather listen to someone running their fingernails down a blackboard.
DrCribbens wrote:
Yeah, that's not football.
DrCribbens wrote:
So long and thanks for all the fish.
DrCribbens wrote:
squrlz4ever Listen, I get it. I'm an ex-smoker, ex-dopehead, ex-quite a few other things. So there are two ways of looking at things like this:

* You can't wrap yourself in bubblewrap. Go for it. Enjoy your life.

or

* Why "minimise the risk" for something that you won't miss if you don't do it? Just reduce the risk to 0 by not doing it at all.

Which one you choose is, well, your choice. But picture the scene. You're on your death bed. It was an outside chance, and you minimised all the risks, but it turns out you're still here, your jaw's still missing, and you're about to die from oral cancer. Is your last thought going to be "it was worth it"? I'm guessing not.



Wow. That was far too heavy for IAB. Sorry.
DrCribbens wrote:
An emotional support peacock? Fuck off. If we're suddenly going to be allowed to take clearly made-up animals with us wherever we go, I want to take my confidence-in-doing-the-backstroke wildebeest on a tram.
DrCribbens wrote:
squrlz4ever Yay! Throat cancer!
DrCribbens wrote:
squrlz4ever You can have that one for free.
DrCribbens wrote:
thezigrat No offence, but I've only just finished a course of ointment, so I'd rather avoid getting the green spots again.
DrCribbens wrote:
I prefer brunettes to blondes. I demand a letter. The fact that I haven't got a letter is in breach of my human rights.
DrCribbens wrote:
monkwarrior Hang on, you're a flat earther, moon hoaxer Christian. Since when have you bothered about evidence?
DrCribbens wrote:
Not enough guns. That's the problem there.
DrCribbens wrote:
More relevant to flat earthers than Trumpists.