DrCribbens

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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.
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Yeah, that's not football.
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So long and thanks for all the fish.
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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.
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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.
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squrlz4ever Yay! Throat cancer!
DrCribbens wrote:
squrlz4ever You can have that one for free.
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thezigrat No offence, but I've only just finished a course of ointment, so I'd rather avoid getting the green spots again.
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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.
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monkwarrior Hang on, you're a flat earther, moon hoaxer Christian. Since when have you bothered about evidence?
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Not enough guns. That's the problem there.
DrCribbens wrote:
More relevant to flat earthers than Trumpists.
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Oh sure. God tells him to let someone off and that's ok. God tells me to set fire to a series of public buildings and suddenly I'm the bad guy.
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I haven't got OCD. I have to call it CDO because I need to have all the letters in the right order.
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Wait, hang on. There's something in that post that has passed me by until now. Trump has an evangelical advisory committee??
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I don't know about you, but I'm betting she's going to spend all those donations on another couple of gallons of botox to put in her lips.
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Well, you've had a B-movie actor and a reality TV star, so why not?
DrCribbens wrote:
Riiiiiight. So he did meet them. If he didn't meet them, this is what would've happened in the interview:

Interviewer: Did Trump meet the Russians?
Interviewee: No.

Instead we get:

Interviewer: Did Trump meet the Russians?
Interviewee: Well, I've been on a plane with Trump and he was really great and we all love him and he's a genius and you're being mean to me and blah blah blah blah blah.

So transparent. Such contempt for the intelligence of his audience.
DrCribbens wrote:
What a depressing list.
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some say the worst year ever

There are some people here from 1665 who'd like a quick word with you when you've got a spare minute.
DrCribbens wrote:
Wait. Apple charge £1100 for a phone and it takes a story like this to make you realise you're being ripped off?