- 5:55 pm - Wed, Dec 11, 2013
"I just hope…it doesn’t get you killed. But, you know, it assuredly will. Eventually, I mean. That’s the curse of a code of honour as resolute as yours. Stick by it, and you’ll end up dying for it."
"I always supposed that was the point."
- Dan Abnett
- 5:58 pm - Tue, Dec 10, 2013
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At Mandela’s memorial, anyone else cracking up over Michelle’s expressions while the Danish prime minister and Obama mess around?
If looks could kill…
- 6:28 pm - Mon, Dec 9, 2013
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Q: Should things like hand grenades and flashbangs be legalized just like guns are?
Guns are for self defense or hunting.
When will a grenade, realistically, be used for either of these without taking out the whole block and injuring innocent people who had nothing to do with the crime.
A gun can do the same.
When you draw a line between what civilians can owe and what the police/military can owe, you’re already giving the government more power then the people.
A Gun cannot do what grenade does.
You mean own?
I’m not drawing a line. A grenade is designed to take out mass lives. They are just unnecessary and pretty impractical in a non-war situation. Not to harm a person coming after you.
By your logic, citizens should be able to access nukes.
Both take lives. One a bit more spectacularly, sure.
And yes, sorry.
Absolutely, I agree. But you shouldn’t prevent civilians from owning them. At any time it may be necessary to answer the call the arms.
Better to have them and not use them then need them and not have it.
One is for self defense and (in theory) harms the ‘bad guy’. Grenades will take out mass lives, innocent or not, just to stop a single crime.
You can make grenades and other bombing devices. If America ever reached that point they would make them. A store would not be selling them anyway.
People will use them and they will use them for stupid reasons. American youth is hopeless and stupid.
One clarification on firearms vs. explosives is one is usually premeditated in order to be useful. If someone rushes you in a parking lot, it would not be advisable to toss a grenade.
We could argue that “assault weapons” are used to kill large numbers of people and are the same as explosives BUT for two points. One does not aim a bomb, and as before - premeditation. It isn’t defense if you blow the guy up days later.
Making IEDs and defense against big government - I don’t really know here, except most IEDs are made from old munitions. Do you really want civilians stockpiling obsolete mortar shells in their pantry? Explosives are unstable. The British soldiers in Ireland were thankful for what was labeled “the paddy factor” which was deaths among the IRA due to idiots trying to make bombs. My neighbor owning a gun is safe. The odds of it accidentally going off are probably less than him accidentally backing over me with his car.Now if he had a few dozen artillery shells that were not stored properly…
There goes the subdivision.
- 3:19 pm - Fri, Dec 6, 2013
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Well I finally found evil incarnate in CK2. My daughter Emma - at her moment of birth bad omens occurred. I brought in the local bishop. He declare my wife was a witch and my child was the spawn of Satan. Both should be locked in a dungeon.
I refused. A witch turned up, offering to look after Emma. Within a year she had committed suicide. A few years later, my eldest was found dead. Another son was attacked in his sleep. The eldest son was nearly blinded in his sleep the next year. Birds fell from the skies and the peasants threatened to revolt.
Now the demon-child finally hit 16 and man does she have some overpowering stats. I kind of want to keep her around instead of marrying her off, but she’ll probably kill me.
- 2:06 am - Thu, Nov 28, 2013
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Bwahaha - playing as a Norse ruler in CK2 and my son left for the Varangian guard.
He came back gay and with syphilis. I felt really bad for the woman I married him off to.
And thankful I had a second son. Don’t get me wrong, ex-Varangian was a great soldier, but the line nearly ended there.
- 2:01 am
"Your son Beo has been murdered on the orders of Baron a-hole. He has taken over Trapani and Girgenti."
"Are you sure you want to imprison Baron A-hole? He might try to get the hell out of Dodge and get support in a foreign court."
"Are you sure you want to execute Baron A-hole? You will suffer a -20 penalty with your other vassals, as well as lose -10 Piety."
"Baron A-hole has been executed by Doge Beo."
…and the funny thing is that Baron really liked me. I mean wtf did he expect me to do, let him keep the lands I had given to my deceased son?
- 5:08 pm - Wed, Nov 27, 2013
My professor just said my paper was interesting, but my writing style is too salacious.
Now I thought that meant non-scholarly/dramatic, but the actual definition:
"(of writing, pictures, or talk) treating sexual matters in an indecent way and typically conveying undue interest in or enjoyment of the subject."
I was writing a paper about elder violence. Either she doesn’t know what that word means or I accidentally wrote some really messed up stuff…