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Thoughts on gun control on 4/14/2018 12:55:19 PM
It's probably not the case in most cities, but kicking the door in on someone in the middle of the night in this area would most certainly be considered suicide (at least in my opinion). Though it would probably fall somewhere in the other 35% of statistical gun deaths.

Thoughts on gun control on 4/14/2018 11:50:23 AM
Nah. She doesn't "have a fuckton of guns". That would be me. And the funny thing is, I've never really felt like going out and buying one. It's just that people here use them as currency when liquid funds are tight and who am I to not accept double the value (or more) if it's their idea for the time I've spent repairing their worn out equipment. As far as self defense goes, I wasn't privileged enough as a child to have access to firearms and that resulted in many a beating by three or more children that didn't have the courage to attempt to bully me one-on-one. For me, it's become more about leveling the playing field and hoping to never have to resort to using it. Oh, and also large black bears and grizzlies. I'd prefer not to end up cornered in an outhouse 150 miles from the nearest emergency services by something that looks at the situation as finding a boxed lunch on its picnic.

Thoughts on gun control on 4/14/2018 12:39:05 AM
Banning cell phones certainly would. Seems like most vehicle related accidents nowadays are caused by either a driver or pedestrian having their attention on their device rather than the roadway.

Thoughts on gun control on 4/14/2018 12:16:55 AM
The second amendment also states "a well regulated militia". I wonder how many people would still want assault rifles if they had to spend their weekends in some sort of "boot camp" in order to procure and retain them?

Detroit. Lol. on 4/3/2018 3:29:11 PM
Not sure when the "you can’t buy one legally without a place of residence" started, but whoever heard of a cowboy that had roots let alone a house. Probably with those same people who started the "required to carry ID whether you own a car or not". This country has become utterly insane! Just as the founding fathers intended.

Trypophobia and Phobias in General on 3/30/2018 6:45:09 PM
My reflection probably thinks the same about me. I'm always doing something to try and freak him out. It's a wonder that he hasn't abandoned me altogether.

Trypophobia and Phobias in General on 3/30/2018 6:40:24 PM
Mirrors can actually be quite entertaining. All you gotta do is set one on the floor in a dimly lit room and turn a cat loose in there. It's hilarious!

Trypophobia and Phobias in General on 3/29/2018 5:59:37 PM
When I was a kid, we had a rare flood that floated nearly an entire cemetery out into the local lake. They managed to locate almost all of the caskets, but some of them were empty and it wasn't worth the trouble or expense to dredge the entire lake for what little remains they might recover. Every once in a while, a fragment is found by a swimmer or fisherman and returned. Anyway, while swimming in that particular lake I'd always envision a skeletal hand reaching up and grabbing my ankle. Still didn't prevent me from swimming there, though, because I was like a fish drawn to water. I wonder if those same thoughts would surface if I ever find the time to go back to that lake?

Trypophobia and Phobias in General on 3/29/2018 5:37:59 PM
So ... cave diving. Yay or nay?

Calling All Carnivores on 3/28/2018 11:42:25 AM
Well, I can't say that I'd ever willingly try balut. And the thought of eating a fish with its head left on and eyes lolling at me while I devour it doesn't seem particularly appetizing (whether or not the eyes end up as part of the feast). Oh, and any animal that's still alive going down is a definite no, as well. But, I do enjoy trying new things as long as they're prepared properly and the cook doesn't suffer from pyrophobia. @lkiriakos  Thought I'd throw you another bone being the nice guy that I am. ;)