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Topic: Serious Discussion / The Trolls of Real Life and the Internet - Are they really smart, or really annoying?

jokes are different from trolling, same with obvious sarcasm…. trolls try to cause disorder mostly by saying dumb shizzle. if they were smarter they would find something better to do than try and annoy others…

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The Trolls of Real Life and the Internet - Are they really smart, or really annoying?

trolls aren’t very smart. most try to appear funny to themselves or others but are bad at it. someone who is good at causing disorder doesn’t make themself look dumb although they still do make themselves look dumb to cause frustration. ex: i alwaiz tawk liek dis or they make meaningless posts. not uncommon for them to take it way to far to the point of cyberbullying…they do this quite often considering trying to cause frustration and annoyance is what they are doing…. mostly dumb. if they were smart they could entertain themselves in a different way rather than being annoying.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why do the liberal Democrats want to take guns away from Americans?

Originally posted by vikaTae:
Originally posted by thegarbear:

handguns can be easily carried without annoying knowing truely.

There are some potential ways to sniff them out… literally. Electronic noses are slowly becoming sensitive enough to detect traces of gunpowder in the air, and cheap enough to deploy. With several such detectors in an area – a bank, or school say – it would be possible to triangulate the position of a gun that had entered the site, and use other sensors to determine the likely target.

Eventually, using such methods we should be able to detect every firearm that enters public or private grounds, and neutralise the threat before it becomes an issue.

while that may be true that things like metal detectors can find them alot of gun free zones don’t have these things. if any gun needs to truly be restricted it is handguns, and really i don’t see a whole lot of effective things that can be done that haven’t already been done. gun free zones should probably have a way of detecting these things… it appears that the handguns are most widely used in crime too. i just think if anything is going to be restricted further it should be them. rifles & shotguns just don’t seem to be as common crime weapons either. the best way would be to find a cause of crime and stop that though, rather than restrict firearms.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / READ

Originally posted by TheLoneLucas:

News flash, Kongregate needs money.

It could start with mandatory membership and payment just to access it if you’d like.

Further, this isn’t the right forum.

^

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / firearms owners

Originally posted by Hallucent:

I don’t know the manufacturer of all my guns off the top of my head, but I will list all that I can remember. I do not have a CCW yet, however I’m taking the class within the next few weeks. I plan to buy myself a Walther P22 to carry when I do get it.


Rifles
SKS (Norinco)
.243 bolt action (Winchester)
.270 bolt action (Remington)
.22 semi-auto (Marlin)
.22 Magnum bolt action (Marlin)
Mini-14 (Ruger)
.45 Muzzleloader
.50 Muzzleloader

Shotguns
12 Gauge semi-auto (Remington 1100)
12 Gauge pump (Remington 870)
12 Gauge semi-auto (Remington 11-87) My pride and joy
10 Gauge double barrel (Has a Damascus barrel. Manufactured sometime in the 1900’s-1910’s)

Handguns
.380 pistol (Colt)
.45 pistol (Colt)
.22 revolver
.357 magnum revolver (Smith & Wesson)

norincos are nice, people say oh it’s chinese it must be bad but i disagree strongly.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why do the liberal Democrats want to take guns away from Americans?

i said that handguns already needed a license. + how is giving a piece of paper going to really stop it. they already check your history and register the firearm to you. a license with that is almost pointless. pointless hassling on people is a dumb law. if you had to be checked if you could drive before you get a car and then have the car with a number proving it’s yours how is that different then having a license saying you can drive and a registration saying it belongs to you? handguns can be easily carried without annoying knowing truely. you’d only get attention if you had it out in public not concealed and if you started shooting somewhere where other people were close enough to hear you. people can hear you from pretty far away too. rifles are harder to conceal. and darkruler quite a few people almost never need a car. depending where you live cars can either be necessary or not needed at all. and for the intent of the 2nd amendment which i’m guessing you know what that is having firearms does greatly help keep tyrants out of power. checks and balances can fail.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why do the liberal Democrats want to take guns away from Americans?

Originally posted by OmegaDoom:

i’m Dutch, right? now my cousin is married to an American woman, she lives here now. she and another immigrant from the US (friend she knows from Dutch language classes) were in my dads car. my dad loves to just blindly go driving.

they were like “do you know where going”, he said “no, i’m just driving blind”. he meant it. apparently, they got scared he might just drive into a bad neighbourhood and was, like, being crazy or something.

that’s what it’s like to live in a country that’s virtually gun-free. outside of a few areas in our (relatively) major cities (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Den Haag), where you shouldn’t go at night because of possible gang-shootings, there are simply NO DANGEROUS AREAS. no rough neighbourhoods to avoid, during the day. NONE. in the entire country.

that’s possible. we and a bunch of other countries prove it.

Americans are afraid of the word “compromise”. they think it means everyone loses. but you don’t have to be so black and white. right now it’s easyer to own a gun than a car in the US. hell, you might be able to own a gun before you can legally have sex. (or get married to your gender of preference for that matter, but that’s another heat)

guns don’t have to be outlawed. just force people to have a license, and make it illegal to carry or use it without having your license. just like a drivers license. and the gun registered to your name gots to have its coil-prints recorded, and identification engraved that’s linked to your license. pretty easy solution that should make everyone happy. no crook will ever use a gun registered to his own name…

but no, Americans gotta be dumb about these things. (yeah, i’m like that)

sounds like higher population= higher crime rate. but i personally think handguns+drug bans+ a high population will equal more crime. handguns should have restrictions that are more effective, the whole thing they do over here with rifles is just annoying and solves nothing. ex: 60% of gun crime is committed with handgun, they pass laws banning pistol grips on rifles….or something else that’s dumb. or gun free zones yet no way of detecting who is carrying a firearm. if things are going to be done they need to be done smartly. removing guns won’t fix anything and insane laws don’t fix things either. idk what should be done exactly, but it shouldn’t be banning of firearms or restrictions that are worthless. and i wouldn’t say people are being dumb. they are just mad that things are being done restricting their firearms but aren’t working. and i do think the less restriction on me the better, considering that technically the 2nd amendment isn’t for sporting purposes.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / PETA's "unorthodox" campaigns

Originally posted by Spaghedeity:

Not really sure how having diabetes makes one a hypocrite. Also not sure how euthanizing animals makes one a hypocrite, either.

the medication they took was tested on animals. ( peta is heavily against that)

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The right to duel

Originally posted by Camoraz:

To me, duelling is alright, as long as the participants arent willing to cause their opponents permanent injury or death. Fighting for me is fine. Just not death or permanent injury. Something like that would just be asking for society to weaken.

well duels usually end in death. they were done with swords, and eventually old black powder weapons.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The right to duel

i like vikatae’s idea. if it was done both people must have no drugs influencing them. there probably should be some sort of witness imo to make sure it’s fair, people should have to pay for it themselves, they shouldn’t be able to do it in the park for say either. they would need to use swords too like vikatae said. both people involved in the duel should be required to be over a certain age. if the rules aren’t followed and the duel happens. it should face the same penalties as a crime. ex: assault, murder, attempted murder etc….

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why do the liberal Democrats want to take guns away from Americans?

Originally posted by jhco50:
Originally posted by thegarbear:
Originally posted by jhco50:

Why else would there be so many people from other countries insisting we give up a constitutional right, Jan? It would be like me going to their country and demanding they all wear knickers.

that’s a little less serious. more like demanding they give up what is outlined as a right in their constitution.

True, I would never insist on them giving up their constitutional right to wear knickerbockers.

lol

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why do the liberal Democrats want to take guns away from Americans?

Originally posted by jhco50:

Why else would there be so many people from other countries insisting we give up a constitutional right, Jan? It would be like me going to their country and demanding they all wear knickers.

that’s a little less serious. more like demanding they give up what is outlined as a right in their constitution.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Gaming etiquette.

i try not to talk to other people as i usually get a little annoyed ( i play the battlefield series online alot) the people choose roles which are designed to certain things and then misuse it. ex: they pick engineer which has tools to repair and disable tanks such as a repair tool and rpgs. then they ignore the repair tool so the rest of my team’s tanks go down fast and they use the rpgs all up on players even though they could do better with their carbine. then an enemy tank shows up and they are unable to destroy it. when i play with people i know though i usually win and even then only speak to my friends….some people though fail to understand “if you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything.” and they immediatly begin screaming over nothing at all…even when they misuse things and end up hurting our team. other people feel the need to tell me i am bad when my connection is 1/5 bars and that is understandable considering i live in a rural area and often plan on servers based out of countries in western europe and not by choice :/ funny thing is teammates who see i have poor connection aren’t the ones complaining. the other team is the one taunting….anyway people should be nicer online. :/

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why do the liberal Democrats want to take guns away from Americans?

i’m sorry but you do realise what you just started by calling the 2nd amendment from what i got from that the ability to kill. if you are going to say that having firearms prevents other freedoms because it is causing death then you have to be joking. imo worry less about something that is involved in 17k murders a year ( out of 300million and 17k is an average from like 2000-2008 i believe) and involved in somewhere around 23k accidents a year ( even if all those accidents are death only 30k deaths a year) and worry more about fixxing/ stopping possible driving accidents ( 50k deaths a year just about)

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Freedom of Speech and the Westboro Baptist Church.

they have a right to say whatever they want…..people should probably just ignore them though and try not to give them so much attention. you can say things at them too, they are intolerant and if i was in the same room as them well i wouldn’t tolerate them i would leave. i do hope they don’t hurt people very badly…

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Constitutional Amendments

Originally posted by Winnabago:
Originally posted by GameCrazyKid:
Originally posted by Winnabago:

So why would a murderer guy bother using a gun, if a homemade bomb is just as easy?

Do you know how to make a bomb? Probably not. I don’t. But we both know how to buy a gun. Go to a store and get one.

You just proved my point, kthx. If no one knows how to make a bomb, but it’s very easy to buy a gun, then clearly regulating guns will prevent large amounts of murder, as alternative death is too difficult.

Black market? An arms dealer can’t run himself on serial killers, you know this right? That’s like saying there’s no point in banning murder, because people will just do it illegally.

no it’s more like theres no point in banning marijuana because then it just starts an illegal buisness that is untaxxed and unregulated and atm is helping criminals because pot is illegal and able to be sold. gangs wouldn’t work as well if they do if they couldn’t sell drugs. why take legal guns leaving dangerous criminals with theirs and gangs with a new item to trade and strengthen arms smuggling?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Something that you wish that didn't exist in America and why

something i wish didn’t exist in america

ignorance, or biased news, or even better lying politicians.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Proof found, ending gun control and bans lowered crime

Originally posted by scoopolard:
Originally posted by Darkruler2005:

I think this is a good thread to discuss how Fox News is completely unbiased and totally true.

This is the age-old argument. If it’s true that less gun control means less violent crime, you’d have to see less relative violent crime in a country with less gun control opposed to more relative violent crime in a country with more gun control. Since this isn’t always the case, there is more to violent crime than gun control. It really isn’t that hard to grasp.

I don’t see where Fox News came into play here, but if you want to talk about unbiased and totally true then you should check out the gun control “facts” that MSNBC has a tendency of consistently providing. It’s quite funny actually. My eleven year old little brother started laughing when he saw a “news report” about how smaller magazines in a firearm make the bullet fired less powerful.

cnn claimed the same thing. any one who believes that has no idea how a simple machine like a firearm functions at all….it is actually pretty simple imo.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Something that you wish that didn't exist in America and why

Originally posted by maxef:
Originally posted by CanadianOverlord:

Ignorance. /thread

Its not ignorance if its true

it’s not true. you are just spreading ignorance and hate. i wish whatever you were didn’t exist. any one currently living in the us legally ( includes immigrants) is an american. and really if you are going to say my family and friends are the scum of the earth then i really have no need to listen to anything you say because you have no ideas i will accept as valid because you hate based on a generalization.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / firearms owners

Originally posted by Stiltonchees:
Originally posted by jhco50:

I see your point. What have you shot so far?

Beside’s heroin? (d’ohoho)
Actually, nothing. A nerf gun a long time ago probably

if you have any friends with firearms you should see if you can go plinking with them. it’s fun.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / firearms owners

Originally posted by warlord396:

also fast and furious scandal should be brought up here.

no. no it shouldnt. correct me if i’m wrong but this is a gun owners discussion, where gun owners get together, brag about their guns , discuss guns and

they are trying to debate and blame gun owners like us for mexico’s problems when it’s not our fault so i just felt i should bring something up before i get yelled at in a forum for something that isn’t my problem, and part of the arms smuggling from the us that happened is from the us government allowing it to be done by starting operation fast & furious. i’d prefer not to see people telling me this is not a debate thread when that is already known by me and i am just trying to explain something when other people are trying to debate. i am not starting a debate i just felt a point needed to be brought up in the middle of one someone else started.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / If nobody truely knows what happens when you die, why is everyone arguing over what happens?

Originally posted by Redem:

Super Atheists and Christans both are argueing over everything Religous; God, How Earth/Us came to be, etc. But Afterlife has always been a big thing. Atheists say that nothing happens, while Christians say you go to heaven or hell based on Gods decision and sin.

Two of those questions, how the earth and people came to be, are not religious questions. They’re scientific ones, and the answer is pretty clear. The other one, the topic of gods, this would not be a matter of much contention if it didn’t happen yo affect public policy so much. As soon as Christians (chiefly) stop trying to legisalate their religious rules into the law of the land everyone will be much happier.

yeah and if atheist stopped using their beliefs on religion ( ex: it’s bad or god isn’t real) to shape the law. ( some want a ban on religion….which is really hypocritical) no religious/ anti-religious bias should be implemented in anything done by the us govt….and i doubt the people who were dying were in heaven as well. you are supposed to die first……not be dying….

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / firearms owners

Originally posted by 1132:

1.) That is related to the other 5 percent.

Of what? The 95% statistic?

2.) Most do, its not like the black market is that complex. You have gun dealers in a lot of places, especially with the Mexican gangs.

You aware that is supplied by US gun smugglers, correct?

Gun Smuggling

3.) A.) FBI crime statistic, the latest or the one before that.

Could you post it?

95 percent: Gun dealers, black market, was never legally in the market.

In the US? We’re gun smugglers. See the above.

At least that show I read it, if I’m wrong, you can check the FBI crime statistics which I’m sure is on their website.

Please post. Burden of proof is on you.

5.) This was a statistic they shared with me, not just an anecdtoe. Should have been more clear, sorry.

Could you maybe post some sort of statistic from a reliable source?

i’m sorry but any military style rifle like they claim like an ar-15 is no where near high powered. also fast and furious scandal should be brought up here.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / firearms owners

planning on getting some ak-74 pattern rifle made ny legal. I have the money and i’m waiting for a call back from a guy who sells “black rifles” that are ny legal…. his website is up but ffl dealer sites say his license is expired. it’s been about a month since i left a message for him so yeah…. it’s going to be hard to get even a low quality common wasr 2…. woo hoo for new york state.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Multi-Lingualism

Originally posted by DarkBaron:

One of the main reasons I hate America. Multi-Lingual persons are confirmed to have more gray matter in their brains (meaning it’s denser). And just a PROTIP: Humans have the highest intelligence of all mammals because of our scrunched little, dense ol’ wrinkled brains. Not to say bilingual people are smarter than monolingual people, or anything. I just wish good ol’ America taught us languages before the critical period.

The key, though, is pure mastery and fluency. Oh, and don’t go all feeling stupid just yet — similar patterns are observed in bidialectal people (but note, you must have a MASTERY and FLUENCY in that other dialect… a few key phrases and an accent does not a bidialectal person you make)

it would be nice but instead they give us a couple years of it when we are going to struggle to remember it more, which defeats the purpose. should make it easier by teaching it early.