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    Poll: I just see an immature slap fight. It's not even...

    I just see an immature slap fight. It's not even entertaining.
    To no one's shock, the answers given at the NRA convention (especially during the periods firearms are banned) are "more guns".
    Why...
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    Poll: Yep, and it's likely because domestic violence is...

    Yep, and it's likely because domestic violence is heavily correlated with using guns to injure others.
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    Poll: We can - most people (I think the number is like...

    We can - most people (I think the number is like 90%) are in favor of some common sense stuff like expanded background checks, data cleanup etc. etc. - but it isn't a big enough issue to sway them...
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    100% - the places that really aren't that great...

    100% - the places that really aren't that great on their own but are only popular because they're in a certain circle are always a trap.
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    Remind me what else you can do with a BTC other...

    Remind me what else you can do with a BTC other than hold it for value. The electricity is gone, unlike the barrel of oil.
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    Poll: We're not all born rich Bobby, that's a pretty...

    We're not all born rich Bobby, that's a pretty shitty attitude, especially given the quality of some districts.
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    Poll: I mean, also Bobby doesn't really have much skin...

    I mean, also Bobby doesn't really have much skin in the game here, as I imagine his kids are in private schools.
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    Poll: Perfect should not be the enemy of better. If we...

    Perfect should not be the enemy of better. If we could bust down the dam of "absolutely no federal gun regulation ever" and the horseshit research/data restrictions that would be incredibly helpful. ...
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    Poll: Exactly. When you have fucksticks open fucking...

    Exactly. When you have fucksticks open fucking carrying on stage to talk about a mass shooting event, who do you think they actually serve? Because it sure as fuck ain't the victimized families. Gun...
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    Poll: Jesus, you guys make me ashamed to be American...

    Jesus, you guys make me ashamed to be American with all this "the problem is too big" whining. We landed on the moon. All that's needed is to actually want to make things better. When did people...
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    Poll: Also - to be clear, I'd be fine with some of the...

    Also - to be clear, I'd be fine with some of the discussions of mental health if it was coupled to meaningful funding and support. It isn't. It's just blame. Those pointing to disturbed individuals...
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    Poll: ATF by law is not allowed to keep computerized...

    ATF by law is not allowed to keep computerized records and registries. The laws are very fixable, you just have the entirety of the republican party (and some dems) against that out of pure rhetoric...
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    Poll: Combat vets aren't necessarily trained to be with...

    Combat vets aren't necessarily trained to be with kids and may do more damage with their other behavior during non shooting times.
    Look, in this case cops were on the scene immediately and could not...
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    Poll: You realize that this shit is largely because of...

    You realize that this shit is largely because of obstructionism around gun laws and overly restrictive regulation of ATF and similar agencies right? You can mock the government all you want, but a...
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    Poll: See, that's no longer a pistol.

    See, that's no longer a pistol.
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    Poll: It's more - with a bolt action or small pistol...

    It's more - with a bolt action or small pistol it's significantly harder to do as much damage quickly and it makes them easier to take down.
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    Poll: Don't forget about the Parkland cop who ran away...

    Don't forget about the Parkland cop who ran away when he heard shots. More police are less than useless as they'll eat up funds meant for teaching and at least a few will assault students for...
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    Poll: I don't think anyone is coming for bolt actions...

    I don't think anyone is coming for bolt actions or advocating for that.
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    Poll: Nah, just wasn't reported as much -...

    Nah, just wasn't reported as much - https://www.k12academics.com/school-shootings/history-school-shootings-united-states

    As far as options - there are a lot, but some of it has been impeded by the...
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    Poll: I already did. You have nothing to offer but your...

    I already did. You have nothing to offer but your word vomit that you clearly impress yourself with - thus my comment above. You can't even see how obnoxious you are because you're so convinced...
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    Poll: Doubtful. You are clearly so far up your own ass...

    Doubtful. You are clearly so far up your own ass you haven't seen daylight for years.
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    Poll: Also armed guards won't work. They ran away in...

    Also armed guards won't work. They ran away in Parkland, and this shooter was actively engaged by law enforcement and still went on their rampage. If your proposal is "more cops", it's already been...
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    Poll: Eh, AI is pretty shit at NLP still. It can...

    Eh, AI is pretty shit at NLP still. It can summarize text and other things, but it's really bad at reading intent and sentiment, as most of that is just word encoding under the covers, which is...
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    Poll: Get the fuck out of here with the "whataboutism"....

    Get the fuck out of here with the "whataboutism". The presence of other terrible acts does not mean we can't fix or seek to address other, less terrible acts. Your stance is "terrible things have...
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    Poll: We are discussing an event with over 20 dead and...

    We are discussing an event with over 20 dead and stats around school and mass shootings are easily available. You vaguely discuss "reasons" without naming one and have nothing to back it included...
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    Poll: Asking for data is rhetoric? Fuck off Leroy. A...

    Asking for data is rhetoric? Fuck off Leroy.

    A ponderer - if guns are so safe, why does the NRA ban them from their conference?
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    Poll: Gonna need a cite on those stats.

    Gonna need a cite on those stats.
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    Poll: Ok, then what are the reasons? I set a pretty low...

    Ok, then what are the reasons? I set a pretty low bar - show me reasons that have a basis in reality via data of some sort. Not sentiment, not feelings, but something that could weigh on the other...
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    Poll: You can fix the level of force multiplication...

    You can fix the level of force multiplication they have access to.
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    Poll: You push for better regulation and control if you...

    You push for better regulation and control if you want school shootings and mass shootings to stop. You shut down bullshit like people illicitly selling auto sears/etc. when you see them. I doubt...
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    Poll: Guns are tools. Tools for killing things. There...

    Guns are tools. Tools for killing things. There is no reason for a private citizen to have a tool for killing more than deer or wildlife. I have no hard on for regulations, I just see a lot of people...
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    Poll: Yes. Plenty of great examples of gun buyback...

    Yes. Plenty of great examples of gun buyback programs. Or they go out and get the right license to keep it. I think we're all in agreement that no one NEEDS them on a day to day basis.
    Sample from...
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    Poll: And what about bump stocks, firing conversions...

    And what about bump stocks, firing conversions and other methods that speed up semi auto fire rates? Those are insanely common.
    Come on man.
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    Poll: I'm American. I got my first rifle at 10 because...

    I'm American. I got my first rifle at 10 because my dad said I'd shoot my eye out with a bb gun. We live in a rural area. Was taught gun safety and went to hunter safety courses before I was a...
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    Poll: How about no one buys rifles that aren't bolt...

    How about no one buys rifles that aren't bolt action? Half of these shooters had parents buy them their guns.
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    Poll: You're wrong. ...

    You're wrong.
    https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/11/20/facts-about-crime-in-the-u-s/

    It's because of news stations focusing on it more.
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    Poll: The problem is still humans. Sandy Hook still...

    The problem is still humans. Sandy Hook still happens in that scenario as his mom worked there, as do lots of other school shooting scenarios.
    Guns need to be harder to get with vicious penalties...
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    Sometimes I worry about whether my kids are...

    Sometimes I worry about whether my kids are learning enough when I see examples of where a ship sailed long ago and all that's left is a dry lakebed.
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    Poll: Same. I live in a state with two gun...

    Same. I live in a state with two gun manufacturers and a large hunting culture. It's sad that this is what we've wrought with what we had.
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    Poll: When people care more about football and their...

    When people care more about football and their guns than education and mental health, it's just how it is.
  41. Thread: Ukraine

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    So we should just give them whatever they want...

    So we should just give them whatever they want forever? Moscow immediately becomes a radioactive parking lot from multiple parties if they use anything.
  42. Thread: Ukraine

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    Oh come on, 1% of the time it works ever-wait,...

    Oh come on, 1% of the time it works ever-wait, appeasement never works.
  43. Thread: Ukraine

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    That's a fully incorrect statement. They...

    That's a fully incorrect statement. They absolutely want peace, but not at the expense of the country of Ukraine. Putin is clearly pulling the strings and by now it should be clear that as long as...
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    "Just a prank bro" Give me a break. Own your...

    "Just a prank bro"
    Give me a break. Own your viewpoints or shut the hell up. I'm so tired of shitty viewpoints getting trial ballooned then people pretending like it was for laughs when they get...
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    No they aren't? I work in a F100 and >90% of...

    No they aren't?
    I work in a F100 and >90% of our technical staff primarily works remote now. Work still gets done and they're a lot happier not having open office bullshit to deal with so they can...
  46. Thread: Ukraine

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    Why? How? Putin is hell bent on destroying...

    Why? How?
    Putin is hell bent on destroying Ukraine for no other reason than his own ego. Any treaty or agreement will be broken whenever is convenient for him. It's not like he doesn't know how to...
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    Not gonna happen. As someone hiring for remote, I...

    Not gonna happen. As someone hiring for remote, I got 650 resumes in 3 days. Talented people can live where they want. I think the bigger tangle is people wanting to live internationally.
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    There are plenty of shitty drivers out there and...

    There are plenty of shitty drivers out there and I've been hit by cars. I don't really road ride much anymore due to those factors (and the fact most roads here don't have real shoulders or lanes),...
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    Most large companies can. Hell, Apple is sitting...

    Most large companies can. Hell, Apple is sitting on 100 bill+ last time I checked. JPMC has 3.7 trillion in assets, for reference.
  50. Elon's always been a douchebag, it's just...

    Elon's always been a douchebag, it's just historically he was willing to put money on the line to do interesting things. Now he seems obsessed with his own personality cult rather than useful stuff,...
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