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Re: Only in America

Post by Gallstones » Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:20 am

Can this retardedness get any more petty?

It is month-day of month-year.
EVERY month has a fucking day from 1 to 28, the day is meh; first what month is it? Then what day of the month (the beginning, the middle, the end)? And then what year, this one or another? It is an orientation in time thing. "The 20th", 20th of fucking what!?
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Re: Only in America

Post by Hermit » Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:14 am

Agreed. We have plumbed the depths of petty retardedness.

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Re: Only in America

Post by laklak » Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:53 am

I think all participants deserves recognition.

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Re: Only in America

Post by pErvinalia » Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:29 am

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Re: Only in America

Post by Gallstones » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:28 pm

11-Year-Old Shoots Man Stabbing Her Mother, Successfully Ending The Attack, Unlike The Protective Order Against Him 09.25.14
An 11-year-old girl is responsible for successfully defending her mother and other siblings against their mother’s ex-boyfriend as he broke into their home and began stabbing her.

The young girl knew where her mother’s firearm was kept and apparently also knew how to use it. During the attack, she fired at him twice and struck him with both shots. While this was happening, another child in the home dialed 911 to alert police of the attack.
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Just last week, the victim had filed a protective order against this very same man, saying that he had abused her children.
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Under the right circumstances, children and firearms blend very well. This young girl seems to have been proficient enough with this firearm to place two shots that ended the vicious attack on her mother.
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Given proper training and respect, you can clearly see at least one benefit to children learning how to responsibly use firearms. This story is of vital importance, as it demonstrates the effectiveness of prepared children.
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Re: Only in America

Post by Gallstones » Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:59 pm

Letting Kids Shoot Guns Is Good for Them Dan Baum 08.28.14
Marksmanship builds concentration, confidence and trust.
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Of course, there’s shooting and there’s shooting. Handing a loaded submachine gun to a small child is patently crazy. Sadly, Charles Vacca, the instructor in Arizona, both paid for that mistake with his life and inflicted on the unnamed girl a life sentence of horror and regret. Lest anybody think that the gun-owning and gun-rights communities are defending Vacca’s judgment, rest assured that they’re not.
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proper marksmanship training for children. A lot happens in a good shooting class before a kid touches a gun. The first class often involves nothing but drilling on the rules of gun safety. When it comes time to shoot, that’s done prone, for stability, and the guns are long-barreled, single-shot .22s with minimal recoil. Kids are given one cartridge at a time,
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Shooting a rifle accurately requires children to quiet their minds. Lining up the sights on a distant target takes deep concentration. Children must slow their breathing and tune into the beat of their hearts to be able to squeeze the trigger at precisely the right moment. Holding a rifle steady takes large-motor skills, and touching the trigger correctly takes small motor skills; doing both at once engages the whole brain. Marksmanship is an exercise in a high order of body-hand-eye-mind coordination. It is as far from mindless electronic diversion as can be imagined.
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Under proper instruction, shooting is a ritual. You do this for this reason and that for that reason, and you never, ever alter the process, because doing so is a matter of life and death. Learning to slow down and go through such essential steps can be valuable developmentally. The very danger involved gets children’s attention, as it would anybody’s. But there’s an added benefit to teaching children to shoot: it’s a gesture of respect for a group that doesn’t often get any.
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Invite a child to learn how to shoot and the message is: I trust your ability to listen and learn. I trust your ability to concentrate. I welcome you into a dangerous adult activity because you are sensible and trustworthy. For young people accustomed to being constrained, belittled, ignored and told “no,” hearing an adult call them to their higher selves can be enormously empowering. Children come away from properly conducted shooting lessons as different people, taller in their shoes and more willing to tune into what adults say.
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it has to be done right. You don’t buy a girl a rifle and let her keep it in her room; you keep it locked up and let her use it only under supervision. You don’t let a boy new to shooting touch a gun until he’s been well schooled in the safety rules. You don’t ever let people shoot guns they can’t handle. But when done right, marksmanship training can be just what a young mind and spirit needs.
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Re: Only in America

Post by JacksSmirkingRevenge » Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:27 pm

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Re: Only in America

Post by pErvinalia » Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:29 pm

Or alternatively you keep weapons of death away from children...
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Re: Only in America

Post by Seth » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:15 pm

rEvolutionist wrote:Or alternatively you keep weapons of death away from children...
Bad idea. Trying to isolate children from firearms is highly counterproductive, as demonstrated by the fact that most of the extremely small number of accidental shootings by children occur in places and families where there are no guns and where there is no comprehensive firearms safety training.

Ignorance is never preferable, particularly when it comes to hazards that might take someone's life. We teach kids not to drink bleach or play with matches, but we don't ban either bleach or matches, both of which are responsible for more injuries and death to children than firearms are, do we?
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Re: Only in America

Post by Hermit » Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:57 am

rEvolutionist wrote:Or alternatively you keep weapons of death away from children...
Yabut then they'll be entirely at the mercy of their parents when they turn to tyranny, which is what they do everywhere all the time. We need a well regulated babby militia.

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Re: Only in America

Post by Seth » Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:51 am

Hermit wrote:
rEvolutionist wrote:Or alternatively you keep weapons of death away from children...
Yabut then they'll be entirely at the mercy of their parents when they turn to tyranny, which is what they do everywhere all the time. We need a well regulated babby militia.

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Well, at least they are getting some sort of firearms instruction...
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Re: Only in America

Post by The_Metatron » Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:47 am

JacksSmirkingRevenge wrote:
laklak wrote:Jeez Louise, the proper format is yyyymmdd, as any programmer can tell you. That's if you don't speak Julian.

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Re: Only in America

Post by pErvinalia » Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:21 am

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Re: Only in America

Post by Hermit » Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:43 pm

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rEvolutionist wrote:Or alternatively you keep weapons of death away from children...
Yabut then they'll be entirely at the mercy of their parents when they turn to tyranny, which is what they do everywhere all the time. We need a well regulated babby militia.

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Yes, that is a good thing. Another good thing is that the instructors you see at the back of the hall are Jabhat an-Nuṣrah li-Ahli ash-Shām operatives. Thus the instructions ensure that infidels will be killed with utter competence, care and safety. More proof - as if more proof was needed - that religion is good for you.
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