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(6 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

oh, i don't know ed.....makes her look quite distinguished, i'd say.

you'd get some envious looks off the lads if you walked into the local with that on your arm of a friday night.

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(12 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

i've reported Dermot's post.

sounds like a lovely trip, Mr Adump

Quite, Gustavo.

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(780 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

Let the lion roar imo

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(117 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

well, sure, i hear ya, but it seems to be pretty much what the academics say the number say

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(117 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

The stats are saying that rich whites + poor blacks = bang bang

Is that simple enough for you.

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(780 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

An economic metric?

lol

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(117 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

I wouldn’t include the perpetrators of mass shootings as being law-abiding citizens Roberto!

Ok, maybe they were up until they shot all those people, but the point is that if you are planning on committing mass-homicide you are unlikely to be dissuaded from doing so by the laws on gun ownership, right?

What you guys are really talking about is reducing the number and availability of guns to make it less convenient for these people to lay their hands on a cache of guns. That’s a whole different challenge imo, and arguably not something that can be achieved just by making it illegal for responsible people to own them, but I agree it could have made a difference in these specific cases.

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(117 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

i don't think the causes are generic, I think the causes are what the stats say the causes are and I think that's why places like America and South Africa are disproportionately affected compared to places like Japan and Switzerland.

The quantity of guns in a country is obviously one of the key factors in play but it's not a critical factor in isolation and making guns illegal only really affects the quantity of guns owned by law-abiding citizens. 

The fundamental causes are to do with the distribution of wealth and opportunity, the legal system, and racial discrimination.

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(3,158 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

speaking of 90's classics, i've just ordered myself a pair of these proper nawty bad boys

https://media.office.co.uk/medias/sys_master/root/h1e/hf0/9118448287774.jpg?version=2.12.3

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(20 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

Shouldn’t be a worry for members of the Billionaire Boys Club though, surely?

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(117 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

honestly mate, i wouldn't worry about it.

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(117 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

apology accepted Grant

my basic point is that relaxing gun laws could increase shootings due to decreased gun ownership.

my broader point is that most people are ignorant of the law of unintended consequence and therefore misunderstand the complex and often paradoxical relationship between policy and outcome.

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(3,158 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

you can say what you like about sean and his taste in footwear, clothes and music - and to be fair most of us have done at one point or another - but the moment he posted those bacofoil nikes he achieved messageboard immortality and no-one can ever take that away from you sean, just remember that mate.

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(27 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

fadass wrote:

Well done Felch. You join a very select group of people on this board who have had their track played by the great man. See you at the Christmas do hopefully.

still dining out on past glories i see

what a track though. still gives me the tingles.

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(117 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

gun sales had fallen dramatically under Trump because he promised to block any attempts to restrict ownership; the threat of restrictions under Obama drove sales up and now the same is happening because of the increasing opposition to the NRA.

also, the increase in mass shootings since the 80's has coincided with a 40% decline in the percentage of Americans who own a gun.

in other words, if you threaten to ban guns, people go out and buy them and if the percentage of people who own a gun falls, you get more mass shootings.

source: www.thetimes.co.uk/article/stricter-controls-do-not-follow-mass-shootings-76tdrhj5h

if you're serious about reducing gun crime and mass shootings, you need to be willing to go a bit deeper into the underlying motives.

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(20 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

Cannes is banter but a bit dead this time of year

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(18 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

Beijing Dave's completely right here.

The EU want to be mates with Catalonia and force Spain to do as they are told.

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(840 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

We're nearly on ps5 mate. You can't just wade in hear asking these lads about "PS3".  You might as well be asking about Snakes and Ladders on the zx spectrum.

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(117 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

At some point you need to stop amending shit though, otherwise you're just making shit up as you go, right?

An area you have some considerable expertise in, some would say.

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(780 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

If we go back to the top of the league next year does that mean we've won?

No, because you judge these things over longer horizons than that.

When you divorce a mad bint you're always out of pocket in the short-term but before long you've recouped your losses and you're riding all sort of new exotic minge whilst the old cunt begs you to come back because she's now just a lonely washed up old slag.

And yes that is an entirely accurate analogy for brexit.

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(840 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

The PS three you say?

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(117 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

The statistics prove that restricting gun ownership does not prevent gun crime.

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(117 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

The guy standing filming it has some balls on him imo. Barely a flinch.

Maybe on some subconscious level he's co-operating with the gunman, recording his handiwork for posterity in exchange for immunity.

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(86 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

Not really my bag Hannu but I’ll take your word for it.