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It’s pretty sad..

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by BTBAKER, Sep 2, 2019.

  1. Sep 2, 2019 at 2:05 PM
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    Migraine

    Migraine Who says life needs to be simple.

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    Many... will update later.
    Where is my BBQ... I did buy a new grill...
     
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  2. Sep 2, 2019 at 2:07 PM
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  3. Sep 2, 2019 at 2:11 PM
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    gosolo “The .com stands for communist”, Dale Gribble

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    What about a safe phrase for when the night “activities” get too rough?
     
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  4. Sep 2, 2019 at 2:18 PM
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    Tierhog Got Sig?

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    Well it's safe to say owwwwwwwwch, knock that off doesn't work. Lol
     
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  5. Sep 2, 2019 at 2:19 PM
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    I’ve always got one in the truck and one in my desk drawer at work. I never really give it much thought beyond typical situational awareness though.
     
  6. Sep 6, 2019 at 1:16 PM
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    ShreveportTSS

    ShreveportTSS Huh?

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    Something that is never brought up when discussing violence is the roll the high carb, high sugar, processed food, hormone enriched, and high alcohol diet plays in creating a chemical imbalance and altering how we perceive reality.
     
  7. Sep 6, 2019 at 1:20 PM
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    Hey now. I have an extremely high alcohol diet and I've never shot anyone. In fact, from about 5pm to 9pm it's almost strictly alcohol.
    Come to think of it; I've spent a lot of time in Europe and China and never stabbed anyone either.
     
  8. Sep 6, 2019 at 1:35 PM
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    ShreveportTSS

    ShreveportTSS Huh?

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    Some people are less susceptible to the chemical imbalance. For some it hits later in life. Then again, if it weren't for alcohol, some others probably wouldn't be alive.
    I have been sober just over 5 years now and have recently straightened my diet out. I am a different person now abeit mostly due to dropping the carbs, sugars, and processed foods.
    Oh yeah, my tits are getting smaller due to quitting the GMO and hormone injected chicken breasts. :anonymous:
     
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  9. Sep 6, 2019 at 1:38 PM
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    Unfortunately, in the past 20 years in the US, mass shootings have been given so much attention on TV and in social media, that I'm sure they have come to be viewed by some as a normal way to lash out. I'm not saying at all that I think we should collectively ignore them when they happen, but I'd bet a lot of the shooters in recent years wouldn't ever have gotten the idea or had the balls to carry out their evil plan, if it wasn't on the news and Facebook all the time.
     
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  10. Sep 6, 2019 at 3:06 PM
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    BTBAKER [OP] ..........

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    Agreed.
     
  11. Sep 6, 2019 at 3:25 PM
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    Good thing you aren't a mod.

    Always be aware of your surroundings. Many things mentioned above are good rules. Don't alter your lifestyle or they win. Go where you want to go.

    I even make sure at stoplights to stay far enough away that I would not be trapped if something were to happen. Always carry your cellphone into stores. Just good practice. Get a CC license and carry. I have had encounters with cops that ask me if I'm carrying when I show them my drivers and CC license. The times I wasn't carrying, the cop asked me "Why not?"
     
  12. Sep 6, 2019 at 3:30 PM
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    the-best-safe-word-that-you-can-use-is-meatloaf-59806735.jpg
     
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    I’m a huge fan of fire arms. I find it odd that it was nothing to see 50 shotguns and rifles in the back windows of unlocked pickup trucks in the high school parking lot when I was a kid and no one batted an eye. Now everyone needs a “safe space” and my kid can’t wear a Remington t-shirt to school.

    Clearly the guns are not the issue. They never have been.
     
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  14. Sep 7, 2019 at 2:36 PM
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    Ps3udonymous Who is the smart ass that changed the title?

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    Pineapple juice.
     
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  15. Sep 7, 2019 at 2:42 PM
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    Ps3udonymous Who is the smart ass that changed the title?

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    I don't know that I would call it loving in fear. When I'm at a stoplight that changes from green to red, I look both ways. It's not that I'm afraid to get hit by someone who runs the light, I just don't want to deal with everything that comes from an accident...and I would prefer to not have myself smashed by some jackass who wants to get somewhere 7 seconds quicker. Or at a restaurant, movie theater....etc. I know the exits, I pay attention to my surroundings, I watch people. Not out of fear, but to not get caught off guard.

    I would say it's to be prepared for the worst possible situation, not living in fear.
     
  16. Sep 7, 2019 at 2:52 PM
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    And about 40 years ago the idea of "deinstitutionalization" took off. Mental institutions were shut down and the patents were allowed to go home with a fist full of prescriptions and self medicate. First problem with this is, most mentally ill people do not think they are mentally ill so they get to a point where they stop taking their meds.

    About the same time the rampant homelessness and mass shootings started. Coincidence? You tell me.

    I know all these shooters had never been institutionalized, that's because it nearly takes an act of congress to have that happen. But rest assured that every one of these shooters had been in contact, someway or at some time with mental health care system. Just because not every one of them has a news report about their brushes with mental health care and treatment doesn't mean they weren't in the system, HIPA laws applies to them and a lot of time we don't know the extent of their mental illnesses.

    To answer the statement "they all aren't mentally ill." I ask, what sane person would shoot and kill random innocent people?

    These shootings do not happen in other countries because a lot of them do not prescribe to the deinstitutionalization theory.

    In 50 years from now society will look back at us and question why we treated the mentally ill so inhumanly as to allow them to live on the streets and commit random acts of violence.

    Just so you know, I have a Brother in Law who, if it were not for his sister, my Wife, he'd be one of those living on the streets and having a case manager wondering, briefly, what ever happened to him.
     
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  17. Sep 7, 2019 at 3:08 PM
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    “Gonna squeeze my lemon till the juice run down my leg”
     
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    Amen, we know places that would be good for feeding cougar, bear and even down to the smallest mouse that chews up the bones.
     
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  19. Sep 8, 2019 at 6:21 AM
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    Truth hurts some people. It is why this country is in its current state of mind....if you believe the media.
     
  20. Sep 8, 2019 at 6:37 AM
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    We have to be mindful of other’s “feelings” because many were coddled as children and/or haven’t served in the military.

    I have customers in the Netherlands that I visit several times a year and have heard all kinds of arguments against our gun laws.

    Five of them came to visit my plant last August and it was their first trip to the US. I took them to an indoor shooting range one evening and trap shooting the next day. They shot 12 different guns in total and absolutely loved it.

    I haven’t heard a complaint about our gun laws since. Three are coming back in November and have already requested a trip to the range again.
     
  21. Sep 8, 2019 at 7:02 AM
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    I think the best thing is to be aware of your surroundings. Like many here, my wife knows when we are at a restaurant I face the door. I’m simply observant. I make a quick “get out fast” plan in my head and then move on.

    I stop a bit shorter at stop lights so I can move if needed. I do a double “right left right” look when the light turns green (saved my butt from getting t boned twice last winter).

    In stores I simply pay attention to my surroundings.

    Lastly, I carry. Be prepared, but not afraid
     

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