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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Orbs CCG] Suggestions? Post 'em here!

Can you freeze the phase and button box to the top so that when I’m scrolling history, I can still see the buttons and play the game

 
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Topic: Astroflux / 6 Crew Members

you should be leveling up your crewmembers by putting them on missions they cant win

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Open carry discussion. ( firearms )

I’m just going to jump in here…

This guy ran for 22 miles. It didn’t help one bit.

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BTT/is_168_28/ai_112685749/

Personally, I think concealed carry would be safer for the person carrying as they would not be a primary target and they would also have the element of surprise should SHTF.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why is there a Price for Everything?

Yin and Yang…

Destroying the world is not the answer but if you want to destroy your world, Esoto, you go right ahead.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Should everyone be allowed to carry a weapon withe them?

Many people do carry ‘safety hammers’ in their cars. In fact, I carry a flashlight, food, water, a first aid kit, and a tool kit all in my car all the time. I must be crazy!

The point is, some people do not choose to carry protective equipment with them and even when they do, no matter what the scenario, that equipment will not always be helpful. However, that does not mean I should not try to be better safe than sorry just because carrying this extra gear MIGHT not help.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Should everyone be allowed to carry a weapon withe them?

So you’d rather if there be any causing of harm, it be done by or to people authorized to cause harm (police, gub’mint) right? Who does the authorization? Who authorizes the authorizers? In the end, it has to come back to the individuals since any society is made up of individual human beings.

Edit: I’m making an assumption that there will always be harm existing in our lives. If you don’t believe that the world will never be a perfect fairy tale land, I don’t know what to tell you.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Should everyone be allowed to carry a weapon withe them?

Aneslayer, are you asking dvet1 whether he would still carry even if it were illegal to carry? I’m trying to clarify your question.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Should everyone be allowed to carry a weapon withe them?

So as soon as someone decides to stand up for something they have decided to believe, all the work they do from then on is worthless? Or is it just worthless because it opposes your views? Find me a study of anti-gun or anti-defensive carry and I’ll read it and tell you what I think and we can debate the actual points of the study. Otherwise, you need to stop being prejudiced.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Should everyone be allowed to carry a weapon withe them?

Did you read the study? Do you have any studies that are anti-gun or anti-defensive carry?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Should everyone be allowed to carry a weapon withe them?

Anyways, back on topic… the studies. (Enough of the word games…)

For the studies, Gary Kleck has done many of his own about DGUs (defensive gun uses). Use your google-fu. Also, they have been mentioned in this very thread on previous pages!

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Should everyone be allowed to carry a weapon withe them?

Anecdotes do NOT only show a personal bias. They are merely stories of things that happened. Granted, people do use them as evidence that their biases are correct but that doesn’t change the validity of the anecdote.

For the studies, Gary Kleck has done many of his own about DGUs (defensive gun uses). Use your google-fu. Also, they have been mentioned in this very thread on previous pages!

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Should everyone be allowed to carry a weapon withe them?

Anecdotes provide insight into what should be studied and as has been mentioned before, studies have been done which support carrying weapons (guns), self-defense, etc.

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Softest_voice said:
it’s just pointless to respond with a pithy remark that doesn’t actually add anything.

This is the internet. While it can sometimes be a place of profound knowledge, most of the time it is just a bottomless pit full of crap.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Should everyone be allowed to carry a weapon withe them?

So at least if you are defenseless but you KNOW who the (armed) enemy is, you’ll be fine right?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Should everyone be allowed to carry a weapon withe them?

It’s amazing isn’t it? Quite a few anti-gun people seem to call us pro-gun people paranoid but I think the reverse is true… Afraid of the unknown aren’t you?

Edit: You’re right though Aneslayer. Korea, Vietnam, Iraq/Afghanistan/Pakistan. These are all difficult to fight because we don’t know who we are fighting. Banning guns however, will not end those conflicts. The best we can do is protect each and every individual that we can. It is impossible to do so by law or by presiding over the individuals (police, etc) and so we try to train them to protect themselves.

I don’t understand why many don’t agree with that concept in the mainland US, that is, protecting individuals by empowering them to protect themselves.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Should everyone be allowed to carry a weapon withe them?

I think he is saying that when the enemy (criminals/tyrants) wear uniforms, he knows who to use his sticks and stones on.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Should everyone be allowed to carry a weapon withe them?

1132: Life is not a movie.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Should everyone be allowed to carry a weapon withe them?

From the legal side, it is best to use a lethal weapon for defense. If you use a knife, and the bad guy dies, there will be more questions asked and you have more of a chance being accused of excessive force.

Also, a lot of you guys are saying that knives, sharp sticks, etc are just as good as guns, your arguments are kind of weak. You are basically saying that since a bad guy is going to have a gun anyways, you might as well use a knife because it’s just as effective?

Just so you know, guns do not instantly kill people (unless it’s a barrett .50 cal). Unlike videogames, you can be shot several times and survive. The most recent example is Sgt. Munley from the Ft. Hood shootings. She was shot 4 times and survived. (Also Major Hasan, the suspect, was shot several times and survived too…)

Guns are the great equalizer. Without them, the strong thugs can overtake the weak. Guns give everyone the OPPORTUNITY to be equal in terms of self-defense.

You guys also talked about how Africans have lots of guns (in some parts of Africa) but do you guys remember the machetes? A lot of atrocities were committed without guns. If I could have a choice, I’d rather die from a gun than a machete. I’d rather be shot in the arm than have my arm chopped off.

Edit: Just ignore likan8888, he is trolling.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, Its fair to go to jail if you don't buy Health Insurance.

Are you guys still talking about Nancy Pelosi?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Should everyone be allowed to carry a weapon withe them?

How do you know almost all guns used in crime were bought legally?

A lot (not all) of police departments require semi-annual or annual qualifications (not training) and some officers do no more than that each year.

Renting a gun at the range is very expensive and you can’t get exactly what you want.

So are you arguing that everyone should walk around defenseless? Sticks and stones are guaranteed ineffective in the hands of a small woman versus a large attacker.

Yes but drugs have a lot of indirect effects that affect many people around the users. (BTW, I’m for drug legalization and I think that would actually solve a lot of other problems too but it’s your statements above that really could apply to anything)

In the end, I think that it’s not the guns, but the culture that makes the guns safe. If you can’t handle a gun safely, you shouldn’t have one.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Should everyone be allowed to carry a weapon withe them?

I’m jumping in here…

If the body count is violent, and I repeat, VIOLENT criminals, then what is your problem?

You are not establishing that more guns increases the body count of law-abiding citizens.

The 2nd amendment was originally for self defense and tyranny.

Also, it is not the policeman’s duty to defend you. It is their duty to enforce laws.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Rock_v._Gonzales

Edit: And SaintAjora, you among others keep bringing up the more guns = more gun-related incidents. Well duh, but with no guns we will have more knife related incidents! (or armored bulldozers… maybe welding should be federally controlled) Many policemen do not regularly train with their guns and become proficient (while many still do). Likewise, many CCW/CHL/etc do train regularly to become proficient in accurate shooting at the least (while many still don’t train).

Edit 2: Also, out of curiosity, how many of you against guns or gun carry have actually fired a gun? Guns are, IMO, a lot of fun to shoot even if you never carry. On-topic: I believe everyone should carry some type of self defense whether it be pepper spray, a knife, or a gun. Pepper spray is the easiest and safest to use but also may not be effective.

Edit 3: SaintAjora: Your views on drugs could most certainly apply here… Where did your rationality go?

None of those effects on the brain reminded you of being drunk?

That really has nothing to do with it. If you deem driving while intoxicated a problem, then make driving while intoxicated illegal. There is no need to punish an entire population because a few act improperly.

And burning cheez, even though there is a law against murder, that’s not going to necessarily stop it in the first place, especially when dealing with a drug addict.

Except you never managed to prove that they are more likely to commit murder in the first place. Nor have you shown that making extra laws is a good solution to people ignoring laws.

So why am I not addicted, why isn’t anybody of my family addicted?

The first step towards recovery is admitting you have a problem. We’re here for you man.


 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Coin-flipping statistical math problem

darkruler: I know that just sounds to me like what he was saying.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Coin-flipping statistical math problem

I think what greg is saying is that although coin flips are assumed to be independent, the chance of getting 3 heads in a row provided you already got 2 heads is low even though in his example, the individual chance of getting heads is 60%

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Exellent example of being an American, or not?

For all of you that don’t know, there was ONE man with an AR-15 (not an assault rifle) and several others with pistols.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assault_rifle



Edit: Also, in case you don’t know, these people called the Phoenix PD the day before and told the police what they were going to do. The police gave them an ESCORT and watched them all day. The real danger is not something you can see… It’s on the grassy knoll, or in the crowd under someone’s jacket, etc

 
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Topic: Game Programming / *New* [Kongregate API] Content Sharing

couldnt this be used for saving game progress also?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / I finally beat FF7

Originally posted by Someguyinworld:

Pat yourself in the back, maybe go out of basement and play sports for a while.

I played racquetball today