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(43 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

sweet as mate

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(39 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

yes

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(39 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

Nice one JD

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(43 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

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(39 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

cheers J-dog

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(39 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

thanks John

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(39 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

last post eva

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(39 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

bye John

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(11 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

spinnerlg wrote:

Indeed squire. Nice to see someone at least dealing out the aliases (sp?). Quite why this is something people do is mind boggling to me tbf, but each to their own.)

lol

i have a confession to make. i was phil opian all along.

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(80 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

lap up
in British
verb (tr, adverb)
1.
to eat or drink
2.
to relish or delight in
he laps up old horror films
3.
to believe or accept eagerly and uncritically
... and the fanboys fucking lap it up...

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(13 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

Frankie Boyle wrote:

England’s group features an unprincipled tax haven, a country notorious for paedophilia, and a place where women are denied basic human rights, playing against Tunisia, Panama and Belgium

I had a lovely meal in Ravintola Aino in Helsinki last week.

The arctic char was simply to die for.

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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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(834 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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(834 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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(3,160 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.