kalron

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kalron27 wrote:
jaysingrimm Nailed It!  Excellent all around :)

Now why is any of that so hard?
kalron27 wrote:
Draculya This I can agree with.

The phrase "The pen is mightier than the sword" comes to mind...
kalron27 wrote:
jaysingrimm "we require training and testing before being able to purchase a rifle. There's another course and test if you want something restricted like a handgun or AR-15."

Honest question: Do you feel this restricts your right to obtain a firearm?

To answer your question, it is twofold.  Unrestricted access and the lack of understanding when it comes to how gun violence is related to mental health.  We aren't allowed to do any research on the subject currently.
kalron27 wrote:
melcervini  I'm going to have to respectfully disagree about the NRA and politicians.  If you don't think the NRA has been paying off politicians and at the very least preventing actual study of mental health in relation to gun violence, you are passing the buck along.
kalron27 wrote:
emmettyville You lost me at "chem-trails" and "vaccines cause autism"...
kalron27 wrote:
fancylad It is this along with the video you did post earlier this week of those students screaming in terror as gunshots rang out will hopefully push the conversation into a new direction.

Luckily at least one politician, a Republican, is listening:

John Kasich, OH Governor: “I think Congress is totally dysfunctional. I’ve never seen anything like this” an impassioned Kasich said on CNN's State of the Union. The former, and likely future, presidential candidate also cited impasses over immigration reform and the budget. “They just can’t seem to get anything done.”

Kasich criticized his party colleagues for refusing to consider measures to tighten gun controls, stressing that there were “reasonable” steps that could be taken to prevent further shootings.

“Common sense guns laws make sense...They can’t agree to anything down there,” he said. “Wake up.”

“Sometimes you have to put yourself at risk” politically, he added, a reference to lawmakers who are more worried about losing their seats or funding by pro-gun groups than protecting their constituents. 

"It’s not the end of the world because you lose an election!" he said. "Everybody’s got to look inside of themselves and think about their children. And, look, I’m not calling for some outright ban. I’m talking about small steps that can be taken that can be effective and Congress ought to do it. I just don’t—I don’t have any confidence in them. I don’t think most Americans do.”
kalron27 wrote:
I liked it when the Mythbusters strapped Buster to one of these to test the "Temple of Doom" myth of falling from a plane in a inflatable raft.  Surprisingly he survived when strapped into one of these slides :)
kalron27 wrote:
captkangaroo Wow, just wow.  The fact that this teen is able to see that there is an actual problem that adults won't talk about or move forward with a solution because money is more valuable than these students lives is enough for me to conclude she is far more observant than you.  And she isn't even allowed to vote yet.
kalron27 wrote:
President Donald Trump late Saturday night suggested that the FBI's failure to prevent this week's mass shooting in Florida could be due to the bureau's ongoing probe of Russian interference.

"Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable," the president wrote on Twitter. "They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign — there is no collusion."

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/18/trump-fbi-russia-florida-mcmaster-416854

This is even a lower spin than the "knee jerk" Jerk Ryan's comments.
kalron27 wrote:
So basically...
kalron27 wrote:
Gerry1of1 HA!  This comes up as a suggested buy too!

kalron27 wrote:
I keep outside Bee Hotels for solitary bees to store their eggs.  I keep them around my cherry tree and they pollinate the shit our of her.  Ever since I started doing this the cherry crop has been ridiculously high.

http://www.foxleas.com/make-a-bee-hotel.asp
kalron27 wrote:
melcervini I love me some Mattel Football too!
kalron27 wrote:
Gerry1of1 Gerry, we need to pull some funds and buy you one :)
kalron27 wrote:
megrendel I knew someone who lite theirs on fire with lighter fluid and sent it down the street one night...fucking hilarious!
kalron27 wrote:
daegog GI Joe was definitely a close second for me.  I had every one you pictured there with the exception of the pilot, I didn't have that vehicle (space shuttle?).

But the hovercraft guy, oh man, that vehicle playset had it all!
kalron27 wrote:
fuad119 along with fire crackers :)
kalron27 wrote:
lockner01 Intellivision, such a weird console with some great games.  Never had one but one of my best friends did.  Discs of Tron, Advanced Dungeons and Dragons and the talking "B-17 Bomber-erer".

Here's the thing in hindsight.  Those controllers would have been the tits...if you could hold them sideways like a Nintendo controller, it would have been so much more ergonomically correct.  Instead, that disk was at the bottom and to push those numbers was a huge pain the ass.  The inlay inserts for the number pad per game was also a great idea for it's time.  
kalron27 wrote:
FYI, I HIGHLY recommend the Netflix series "The Toys That Made Us".  Currently it's only 1 season with 4 episodes: Star Wars, Barbie, He-Man and GI Joe.  It is an excellent documentary of how each of the lines came to be and has some great interviews with the people who created them.  And it's down right funny with some guaranteed feels.

https://www.netflix.com/title/80161497
kalron27 wrote:
Born in the mid-70's, grew up in the 80's...so I lived during a special time for toys and witnessed the birth of home videogame consoles.  There were so many toy lines and games it would take me pages to remember them all.  I feel privileged to have experienced it, because by the 90's, everything just turned to crap.

My favorite line of toys has to be The Transformers.  To this day they fascinate me, even to the point that I have started a collection again.  It's the ingenuity of the transformation, the puzzle of shifting from some type of vehicle into a humanoid robot and back again.  My favorite of course was\is Optimus Prime, oddly enough I never had one as a kid, but he was the first one I bought in a modern version.  Favorite I had as a kid, Soundwave.



However, my favorite toy of all time...The FUCKING Millennium Falcon!  I actually still own all of my original Star Wars toys, the only toy line I kept.  My son played with them all when he was a kid too and hopefully I'll make it to Grandpa days to continue the trend.



Favorite Game Console has to go to the Atari 2600 with Adventure as my top game.  I actually inherited my Grandparents console that they kept all this time with a good chunk of my original games.  Surprisingly Adventure was missing, so I Ebayed that shit real quick.





kalron27 wrote:
Wow, those still images are quite the hilarity!  Funny stuff :)

The single shot are quite expressive.