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  1. Please also update my name. I'm formerly Climatic.
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    Im Back.

    Haven't been around in a minute. How's everyone been? What's new?
  3. The hot coffee case is eternally mocked, but the coffee was way hotter than it should have been been. It was served at 190F when the optimal temperature for those who like it hot should be around 175F and 155 for your average customer. The lady spent 8 days in the hospital and had 2 years of medical treatment. Yes coffee is hot, but it shouldn't be so hot that a spill results in hospitalization.
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    Dr. Ben Carson for president?

    Probably because we treat our politics like a sport.
  5. Let's continue to beat this dead horse!
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    Bipartisan gun control measures rejected in senate

    Because the 2nd amendment is a last resort defense against a tyrannical state. When the state seemingly handicaps its populace while making itself more powerful in comparison you can quickly see how this becomes a problem. The 2nd amendment wasn't put in there purely so hunters had an effective way to kill deer.
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    Bipartisan gun control measures rejected in senate

    So a patriot - aiming for the well-being of the country - would like law enforcement as defenceless as possible...isn't it borderline schizophrenia? I see nothing wrong with a child being allowed to use a rifle under parental supervision. This obviously wasn't the case. Should we ban them because some people are irresponsible? How about knives? I'm sure plenty of children have killed themselves or another with those too. How does not having military grade equipment equal being defenseless as possible? Did we really need dozens of military grade humvees, armored gunner trucks, and 1000's of military geared officers to chase down 2 teenagers? I mean at that point call the national guard. Did we really need to fire like this into a boat? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjzwphcj0OM
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    Bipartisan gun control measures rejected in senate

    Because tyrants thrive on the excuse of safety when stripping away rights as they have for hundreds of years. They also thrive on the populace having a it can't happen to us mentality. Both exist in US politics. Because the majority will walk off the edge of a cliff if it guarantees a little protection along the way. It's one of the main reasons the US is a republic and not a direct democracy. Yes because Australia became a fascist state, stripped of democratic principles after their gun laws in the 90s. Again, the whole "OMG, fascism" BS. The same thing was said in Australia during the bitter debate on gun control there and yet, lo and behold, they haven't gone the way of Moa yet! The US is a representative democracy. The legislative is supposed to REPRESENT the will of the people, not the angry, load and paranoid minority. It's damned better than worshipping the bloody NRA. I'm not sure if you've been paying attention but the civil liberties of Americans have been repeatedly trampled on since 9/11 and safety is used as a rationale every single time. They feel like they should have the ability to wiretap our phones without a warrant. Snoop through our emails. Demand records from anyone we have business with. Snoop through hundreds of homes without warrants. Slap GPS monitors on our vehicles. So on and so on. So no Australia didn't turn into a facist despot, but Australia also hasn't been increasingly eroding civil liberties. Not a god damn month goes by in the US where we don't hear a new story of the US government taking a massive shizzle on the constitution and our civil liberties. So we'll be damned if we'll have our weapons handicapped repeatedly while police departments have arsenals of military equipment.
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    Bipartisan gun control measures rejected in senate

    Because tyrants thrive on the excuse of safety when stripping away rights as they have for hundreds of years. They also thrive on the populace having a it can't happen to us mentality. Both exist in US politics. Because the majority will walk off the edge of a cliff if it guarantees a little protection along the way. It's one of the main reasons the US is a republic and not a direct democracy. I'll agree to gun control when the police have the same restrictions as the citizenry. If I don't need an assault rifle neither do they. You don't see them giving offering to give theirs up though now do you? Hell in fact many are lobbying for off duty police exemption.
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    HUGE fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas

    From the huffpo source. Now I can't argue definitively that a fire wasn't preventable but chemical fires in factories do happen. Sorry if the debate got a little heated by the way. All in all I think we need more information before jumping to conclusions.
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    HUGE fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas

    Do you have a source for that? They had 540k lbs of ammonium nitrate. I doubt a factory would be able to hold only roughly 400lbs. Especially when the EPA was aware that they stored that amount in 2012. @Arianna this factory was on the outskirts of town. Zoning it in an industrial district would of resulted in it killing much more people than it did. Potentially leveling out the rest of the district. Zoning it out into the middle of no where would of resulted in a huge waste of land. This is assuming that the city didn't build itself around the fertilizer plant to begin with. All you had to do was type in how much ammonium nitrate did they have at the fertilizer plant in West, Texas. http://usnews.nbcnew...igger-oversight http://www.reuters.c...E93J09N20130420 http://www.nytimes.c...wanted=all&_r=0 I know it makes for good headlines but what exactly would the DHS would of done to prevent this? Especially when this information was already sent to several other regulatory agencies. They deal with terrorism and border control. They have nothing to do with chemical regulation. There is nothing that they would of done to prevent this. 3 different regulation agencies but that still isn't enough? How much more bureaucratic do we need to be? It's not that there's not people in place to take care of it's just that they didn't do their job, and since I know you'll ask for sources and won't bother to look for it yourself: http://www.theatlant...-decades/64469/ http://www.huffingto..._n_3134202.html http://www.dailymail...n-30-YEARS.html So adding another agency that deals with terrorism and border control would of obviously prevented any of this from happening. Got it. Lets ignore the fact that ammonium nitrate is a key ingredient in fertilizer and is going to be found in a fertilizer factory in massive amounts, and the fact that this was reported to the EPA and 2 other local regulatory agencies. The way everyone seems to be so shocked you'd assume that it was stored in some residential basement and not in a giant factory that uses it as a key ingredient. You're also making the unbacked assumption that this was caused by this factory running without oversight with little to back up the claim. There is not one article that backs up that this explosion was preventable or caused by negligence. Fires happen and even fires in highly inspected chemical facilities get bad quickly. Lack of oversight doesn't automatically imply that lack of oversight caused the explosion. From your huffpo article. Anything else is pure speculation. I simply asked for a source that this was the cause. Not one of your 6 sources makes that claim.
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    HUGE fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas

    Do you have a source for that? They had 540k lbs of ammonium nitrate. I doubt a factory would be able to hold only roughly 400lbs. Especially when the EPA was aware that they stored that amount in 2012. @Arianna this factory was on the outskirts of town. Zoning it in an industrial district would of resulted in it killing much more people than it did. Potentially leveling out the rest of the district. Zoning it out into the middle of no where would of resulted in a huge waste of land. This is assuming that the city didn't build itself around the fertilizer plant to begin with. All you had to do was type in how much ammonium nitrate did they have at the fertilizer plant in West, Texas. http://usnews.nbcnew...igger-oversight http://www.reuters.c...E93J09N20130420 http://www.nytimes.c...wanted=all&_r=0 I know it makes for good headlines but what exactly would the DHS would of done to prevent this? Especially when this information was already sent to several other regulatory agencies. They deal with terrorism and border control. They have nothing to do with chemical regulation. There is nothing that they would of done to prevent this. 3 different regulation agencies but that still isn't enough? How much more bureaucratic do we need to be?
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    HUGE fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas

    Do you have a source for that? They had 540k lbs of ammonium nitrate. I doubt a factory would be able to hold only roughly 400lbs. Especially when the EPA was aware that they stored that amount in 2012. @Arianna this factory was on the outskirts of town. Zoning it in an industrial district would of resulted in it killing much more people than it did. Potentially leveling out the rest of the district. Zoning it out into the middle of no where would of resulted in a huge waste of land. This is assuming that the city didn't build itself around the fertilizer plant to begin with.
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    Bipartisan gun control measures rejected in senate

    The supreme court determined that the 2nd amendment does not guarantee an unlimited right to bear arms. They also determined that limitations and restrictions by the government are fully constitutional. So please, take your misinformed, sarcastic knowledge of constitutional law elsewhere. Laws already curtail freedoms so lets curtail them even further. Is that seriously your reasoning? It's feel good legislation at it's finest. It only inconveniences people who have no intention of massacre, while shifting gun sales to the black market. If i'm going to shoot up a school i'm not going to be dissuaded by a background check.. I'll simply find another way to acquire the weapon. Assuming I even have anything that would show up on a background check. How people can't see the parallels between this and the war on drugs is absolutely incredible. No one wants a registry, because as soon as their grand scheme of background checks and registration doesn't work they'll move on to confiscation and people like you will pop up with the same reasoning of "Laws are constantly passed that curtail individual freedoms. Why the hell is this any different?" People are sick of their rights being stepped on in the name of security and false safety. Especially when the police are rolling through the streets in military grade weaponry and barging through peoples home with the weak ass reasoning of "public safety."
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    Active Shooter on MIT Campus in Boston

    Sooo...what your saying is that unless we can eliminate it 100%, it's not worth legislating against? So unless we can completely get rid of drugs, it's completely wrong to pass any anti-drug laws at all...thus making crack...okay? Well as a Libertarian you can probably guess my position on drug laws. No what i'm saying that social norms are going to drive legal compliance more than actual laws. Gun control is effective depending on the variables at hand, but the US citizenry is already heavily armed and has a huge black market for weapons. The idea that a simple background check is going to make any real difference on gun crime like massacres is ridiculous. He had no qualms against shooting up a school, but he's going to give up as soon as he's confronted with a background check through legal channels? This logic is straight out of an SNL skit and assumes that the only way to get a gun is through someone already selling it legally. There is a huge market for guns with serial numbers shaven clean off for example. How does a background check stop these people? I'll concede and say that you may stop some individuals who aren't all that motivated, but you're largely going to inconvenience those that purchase guns legally.
  16. So what are your political beliefs and have they changed over time? Mine personally have drifted around from time to time. Which many Salpacas may have seen over the years. Cycling between Libertarianism, Liberalism, and finally back to Libertarianism.
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    Active Shooter on MIT Campus in Boston

    People will murder anyway, therefore there's no convenience in outlawing murder Equally sorry for the biteback, anyway I'm doubtful that there would be a flood of people willing to murder simply because it was decriminalized. Removing the disincentive of police incarceration simply adds another one. The likelihood of someone killing you themselves which could be done in a number of tortuous ways. Not only that but there is a very human element when it comes to murder. Most normal functioning beings instinctively know it's wrong regardless of the law. Those that do commit murder mostly either do it on accident or have a serious mental disorder. Either way you can legislate on anything you want it doesn't mean it will be effective. Gun laws in a US environment are a prime example of this. Despite common misconceptions US gun purchases aren't some free-for-all where you can go the store and pick up an AK-47, a coke, and a hustler magazine with no issues. So legislate what you want it doesn't mean it will be effective. In many cases it will just inconvenience those that have no intentions of using the weapons illegally. Laws only affect rational law abiding actors. Criminals are criminals because they don't follow laws. Piling more on isn't going to make a difference.
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    Active Shooter on MIT Campus in Boston

    Yep because with gun control those 200m or so weapons in the US will magically vanish. Just like all the drugs in the war on drugs and alcohol during prohibition. Because those criminals just go damn and give up when something is illegal. Just like they do in Europe before they decide to kill dozens on an island or in France when they want to shoot up Jewish students or in the UK when they consider using a knife instead. See the effects are really verifiable. Just look at the violent crime rate in the US vs the UK. Just make sure to remember that in the UK if there is no conviction it never happened. Condolences to those killed and it probably wasn't a good time to bite, but I just wasn't going to let that pass. Certainly considering that our laws regarding explosives didn't prevent this individual from blowing up the Boston Marathon. If I misinterpreted your comment I apologize. Just getting real sick of this "never let a tragedy go to waste" fiddlesticks in the media. It isn't about the victims it's about pushing some agenda. Whether that's control from the left or surveillance from the right.
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    Dear Jagex Community Managers

    Why are we here then?!? Whyyyy... arrrre... weeee.... heeeerrrrre?!?! /existential crisis Well, look at the size of Sals' community in comparison to the size of the RS population. Like it or not, you're a very small minority. Thread was not found; the thread does not exist (perhaps it is no longer on the forums). If you count title-skimming as reading, sure... I guess. You make a fairly valid point. The only fansite I know of where they have really tried to contact Jagex for better support/cooperation is RS Wiki. However that never really did work out, and Jagex proceeded to **** off every fansite by attempting to start up their own wiki - which is a massive failure no matter how you look at it. I remember speaking to Cook Me Plox when he visited Sals fc once to try and contact Sal. Apparently they were attempting to set up an unofficial alliance of RS fansites. I don't know what happened with that or if Sal even got the message at all, but that attempt turned out to be a flop as well. Anyway, Jagex's community management is terrible, has been terrible for years, and still shows no signs of getting better. I think it really depends on the type of community management they're doing. Fansite support could definitely be better, but they do much better on platforms where they can personally communicate with their players Twitter/Facebook/Reddit/Youtube etc. If anything they should of never bothered getting involved with fansites as it involves using a middle man for the same work they could of did themselves. My advice to Jagex would be distribute the images/videos yourself via social platforms and let the fan sites handle their own community management and information aggregation. You did make a point earlier about non-existant advertising support. I would argue that they do plenty of advertisement support via community round ups. Hell Sals was mentioned in the latest one. http://services.runescape.com/m=news/community-round-up-1804
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    Dear Jagex Community Managers

    Hopefully it means he's reading through our community and making changes based on suggestions presented. As low as contact by Jagex has been, we haven't really tried contacting them either. I wouldn't be surprised if Mod Lods would be willing to get things going/changed if we showed the interest. Yeah I don't think this rant was all that productive and it probably could of been handled in a much more civil manner. Despite a text misunderstanding it's doubtful that Mod Lods was implying that Jagex controlled the fansites to begin with. Even though he understandably stepped above his bounds by requesting a section be renamed. Just for reference a reply wasn't posted until I contacted a CM mod personally. This is assuming the email hasn't been sat on for a few days. TL;DR Take the high road and don't burn bridges. Just my 2 cents don't lynch me.
  21. *Sniff* I was much better than a robot. I'm sorry okay. D;
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    Dear Jagex Community Managers

    There was nothing misleading about the topic. It was a genuine issue of flickr serving up pornographic imagery.
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