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Ricky

climber
Sometimes LA
Aug 28, 2014 - 04:54pm PT

The NRA is staffed by human excrement. If they aren't marginalized as a fringe organization within the next few years I want nothing more to do with this f*#king country and you stupid Americans. I will move to Copenhagen, with Werner, and we will live happily ever after, even though it's flat.
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Aug 28, 2014 - 05:11pm PT
Guns are not needed to survive... To illustrate this I have a 2 part request any gun nut to answer: When was the first gun produced? How did humans survive the hostile and cruel world before then?

Are you really this clueless, or are you a troll?

WEAPONS are needed to survive! As the bar gets raised over time, such that the threats gain more sophisticated weaponry, the right of self-defense will need to acquire more sophisticated weaponry.

From the dawn of consciousness, it's been an arms race. Are you really too dim to see that?
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Aug 28, 2014 - 05:11pm PT
I will move to Copenhagen, with Werner, and we will live happily ever after, even though it's flat.

Don't wait!

Do it now!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Aug 28, 2014 - 05:18pm PT
From the dawn of consciousness, it's been an arms race.

Kill or be killed. Man that's some philosophy. Something a tiger or a scorpion would know, like in their genes.

DMT
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujò de la Playa
Aug 28, 2014 - 08:15pm PT
Yeah - happiness definitely is a warm gun. Just oozes from the pores of Arizona.

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujò de la Playa
Aug 28, 2014 - 08:19pm PT
WEAPONS are needed to survive! As the bar gets raised over time, such that the threats gain more sophisticated weaponry, the right of self-defense will need to acquire more sophisticated weaponry.

Are you a clueless troll, apparently so.
John M

climber
Aug 28, 2014 - 08:20pm PT
I feel bad for the little girl.

I can't even imagine what she is going through.
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Aug 28, 2014 - 09:06pm PT
Go pull that sh#t on a climbing-death thread and tell me, how fast is the climbing community going to roast your stupid ass for insulting the dead by even the mere suggestion that they openly brought about their own destruction simply by participating in the act?

What would be the climbing parallel to this story?

Letting an untrained nine year old hip belay you as you lead two grades above your limit?

Yes, that's also really stupid.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujò de la Playa
Aug 28, 2014 - 09:12pm PT
I feel bad for the little girl.

Me too.
Daphne

Trad climber
Northern California
Aug 28, 2014 - 10:03pm PT
http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/nation-debates-extremely-complex-issue-children-firing-military-weapons




CREDIT PHOTOGRAPH BY SVEN NACKSTRAND/AFP/GETTY
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Across the United States on Wednesday, a heated national debate began on the extremely complex issue of children firing military weapons.

“Every now and then, the nation debates an issue that is so complicated and tricky it defies easy answers,” says pollster Davis Logsdon. “Letting small children fire automatic weapons is such an issue.”


Logsdon says that the thorny controversy is reminiscent of another ongoing national debate, about whether it is a good idea to load a car with dynamite and drive it into a tree.

“Many Americans think it’s a terrible idea, but others believe that with the correct supervision, it’s perfectly fine,” he says. “Who’s to say who’s right?”

Similar, he says, is the national debate about using a flamethrower indoors. “There has been a long and contentious national conversation about this,” he says. “It’s another tough one.”

Much like the long-running national debates about jumping off a roof, licking electrical sockets, and gargling with thumbtacks, the vexing question of whether children should fire military weapons does not appear headed for a swift resolution.

“Like the issue of whether you should sneak up behind a bear and jab it with a hot poker, this won’t be settled any time soon,” he says.
ß Î Ø T Ç H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Aug 28, 2014 - 11:36pm PT
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Degaine

climber
Aug 29, 2014 - 12:38am PT
Dave Kos wrote:
What would be the climbing parallel to this story?

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/28/us-mountaineer-condemned-filming-children-mont-blanc-avalanche
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