PDG

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  1. PDG

    Joke

    How do you make a duck sing? Put it in hot water until its bill withers.
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    husband & wife cheat darwin

    So... you're not married I take it.
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    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    Thanks. I feel so provincial not knowing these things.
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    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    ...the fuck is a cockwomble?
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    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    I was just wondering about Infotrack as well. Setting up for a hotter angle expecting the glass off? Whatever they're looking for, they paid dearly for it.
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    Sunset pictures

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    Favourite Boat pic?

    Sean Trew is my favorite photographer as well. My fave is this one he took of Artemis (Andrews 53) at Round the County.
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    Random PicThread

    Is that Randy's?
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    Joke

    Interrupting cow is good. next time try "interrupting starfish". When he starts to say "interrupting starfish who?" clamp your hand over his face.
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    This Non-Violent Stuff Will Get You Killed

    No, but it is the media's fault for characterizing something as so common that I should be afraid to stick my head out the front door for fear I'll be shot and killed. Do shootings happen? Of course they do. Is gun related violence a problem that should be addressed? Sure it is. Are Shootings "common"? I don't even know what you mean by that word. But I know I provide field service for dialysis centers and home patients in the greater Seattle area, including the worst places the area has to offer, and have for the past 22 years. Guess how many times I've been shot and killed? I realize Seattle is a pretty rural Podunk place, but you'd think by now I'd have been killed at least half a dozen times already, what with how common it is... The proliferation of firearms in this country is, in my opinion, a problem, especially as it facilitates access of same to non- law-abiding citizens. But the hand-wringing fear mongering is counterproductive and wrong headed besides. Cars kill more people a year than guns, shouldn't everyone be afraid of cars too?
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    Police Perspective

    Meanwhile, in Ferguson... http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ferguson-two-police-officers-shot-after-gunfire-directed-exactly-at-officers/ar-AA9Ga81 More gasoline on the fire. America is a tough place to be a cop these days. I hope the officers are going to be okay.
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    Police Perspective

    I never once said that the problem was "too difficult to tackle", nor have I denied any facts you've stated, though I think your "murder-suicide" comments are specious. I also haven't held up any statistics to support my point of view. Agree or disagree, totally up to you...plus I agree with you: Statistics are too easy to bend to an individuals narrative. If I left the impression that I disagree that the proliferation of firearms is a problem, I apologize. It is clearly fuel on the fire. What I did say, and the only point I intended to make, is that as a country we are collectively focused on the wrong problem. Wave a magic wand and make every firearm on the planet vanish in a puff of smoke, I firmly believe that the US would STILL be a violent place.
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    Police Perspective

    Boink, I have two problems with yours. 1) The intentional homicide rate paints a (slightly) clearer picture. Sorry, but if you see someone committing suicide with a firearm instead of jumping off a bridge as being a firearm problem, all I can say is that I disagree. 2) Correlation does not prove causality. Switzerland, for example, which would rate much higher in the Wiki list if it included government owned guns in the possession of citizens (military reserves), has a rate of gun related deaths/intentional homicide that is quite low by comparison. In other words, we are not violent because we have guns. We have guns because we are violent. If more time was spent addressing the root causes of violence (sorry, but I don't believe 15 round magazines is one of them), then maybe we'd see some progress. Unfortunately, those are all going to be insanely difficult to deal with. And politicians don't want to deal with anything difficult, they want to be perceived as doing something so that they will be reelected, and that's all. And while I agree that having a shitload of guns in the US is not an answer to anything, taking them away from responsibly armed citizens while leaving the criminals theirs isn't either. It's a deep dark messy problem, it's NOT going to be solved with a quick and dirty gun control law, and quoting Wikipedia stats is not going to change that.
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    Joke

    So a nice looking young lass, upon arriving at a party, spies a Marine Sergeant Major standing off by himself nursing a beer. Feeling patriotic, she walks over and strikes up a conversation. "So what's the worst thing about the Marine Corp?" she asks. "Well Ma'am", he says hesitantly, "it's the sex. There's hardly any at all." "Oh come now", she says, "a handsome man like you in that dashing uniform? You must drive all the women wild. When's the last time you had sex?" "1950" the marine replies. "Oh NO!" the young lady gasps, "That's AWFUL...we can't let that stand, now can we?" whereupon she drags him upstairs to show him a good time. 45 minutes into the experience, and she gasps out Oh MY! I would have thought you'd never last this long, seeing as how long it's been... The marine looks at his watch and says "It hasn't been all that long, Ma'am...it's only 2130."