Rapmaster2000: what do you look for when pulling off the interstate in an unfamiliar city?Hookers and drugs.
maxheck: The NRA may once have served a useful purpose, but I can guarantee you that they do not give a single damn about the 2nd amendment.The purpose of the NRA is to further making money for the NRA.CS,B:I used to have a client in the early 2000's that rented space in the NRA's Fairfax headquarters. The lobby is pretty much what you'd expect, lots of flintlocks and crying eagle tchotckies on display.Since I'm a smoker, I ended up spending a fair amount of time out in the smoking area, (ahem) shooting the breeze with other people who worked in the building, and I got into some conversations with mid-level guys from the NRA.They were completely unabashed about the fact that they made up bullshiat crises in order to get their members riled up and sending in money. I didn't know the term "Overton Window" at the time, but that was exactly what they were pushing, and these guys were proud of it, and quite happy to talk about it with some random guy in the smoking area.What amazed me was the guys saying this didn't care... at all. Yeah, I was just some long-haired IT geek who worked up on 4, but so far as they knew I could have been Libby McLibberton, star investigative reporter for the Gun Grabber Gazette.I can see the purpose for something like the NRA. The ACLU handles all the other amendments, and of course hunters / shooters / collectors can have a lobby just as dentists and stamp collectors can.But that's not what the NRA is about. The NRA is about making money for the NRA.
Takeshi6400: I've never quite understood this American obsession with preparing for impending disaster. I've never seen it in another country. I've met educated, rational people who have thousands of rounds of ammunition and months supplies of food for some massive disaster. I know we all watch The Walking Dead and think, "that would be awesome," but it's not going to happen.
mrexcess: jso2897: Honestly, I used to think that was the case. Then I saw the kind of farking madhouse New Orleans turned into during Katrina. Cops randomly shooting families, HAM radio operators becoming the C3 infrastructure for rescue crews, thousands of people living in a stadium with insufficient food and sanitation facilities. I'm not saying its likely to happen again or that we didn't learn lessons, but after seeing that I'll never quite look down on "preppers" as a class the way I might have otherwise./learning primitive survival skills is fun and potentially useful in all kinds of situations//less so learning them from a DC lobbyist
HotWingConspiracy: mr lawson: some of you have way too much faith in society.Guns will never let you down though.
WordyGrrl: Because these nutcases always say "Law enforcement will be the first to go."
Nadie_AZ: "this book is a must have for all families," Nelson wrote. "although Wayne LaPierre is not a survivalist he certainly fires on all cylinders in this must have book. how many people even think to carry water and food and maybe even clothing and blankets in their car trunks? when you are traveling across country what do you look for when pulling off the interstate in an unfamiliar city? what do you do if there is a knock on the door in the middle of the night with a stranger asking for help?"Uh. I shoot them and claim a burglar was trying to break in .... cordially?
mrexcess: jso2897Where I grew up, these were just things you knew - it wasn't associated with any sort of political or social stance, and people didn't think of possessing those skills as an alternative to keeping civilization functioning.Yeah, in some ways I envy that kind of upbringing... it's fun stuff. Like an increasing number of Americans, I'm a city boy, born and raised. Flintknapping, trapping, plant identification, and making fire are definitely not things we tend to pick up in the course of our daily lives unless we're lucky enough to find really good scout troops.
DeltaPunch: IgG4: TP for my pit latrineTear each page in half and you have a comfortable 672 wipes...
The_Sponge: WordyGrrl: Because these nutcases always say "Law enforcement will be the first to go."It was one of the first things to go right after Hurricane Katrina.
IgG4: TP for my pit latrine
ghare: The_Sponge: WordyGrrl: Because these nutcases always say "Law enforcement will be the first to go."It was one of the first things to go right after Hurricane Katrina.It ain't like NO ever really HAD law enforcement though, so I say your example isn't appropriate.
Gyrfalcon: the obvious fact that if you pull off the interstate in an unfamiliar city, YOU will be the stranger knocking on the door in the middle of the night asking for help? These poor freaks are wildly missing the fact tha
HotIgneous Intruder: Except that it's a .pdf file.
whither_apophis: The guy is turning onto Wes from "The Survivors" more and more everyday.
CuttySupreme: Not a big suprise that the neck-bearded, liberal, obese, computer programmers of Fark don't take kindly to this news.
Marcus Aurelius: We used to have REAL books when I was a kid.[flag.blackened.net image 160x208]
Secret Master of All Flatulence: CuttySupreme: Not a big suprise that the neck-bearded, liberal, obese, computer programmers of Fark don't take kindly to this news.I hate to say it, but I only come here now when I want to see what people I largely don't respect are thinking. It's like going to DU...it often leaves me feeling soiled after the fact.BTW: [i135.photobucket.com image 694x313]I didn't pay over $100 for any of them.
NateAsbestos: Good, because "Remedies for Dogs and Cats" is worthless and Elizabeth Peters sucks as a writer.
Tenga: whither_apophis: The guy is turning onto Wes from "The Survivors" more and more everyday.You think Wayne is God!
maxheck: Secret Master of All Flatulence:Takeshi6400: I've never quite understood this American obsession with preparing for impending disaster. I've never seen it in another country. I've met educated, rational people who have thousands of rounds of ammunition and months supplies of food for some massive disaster. I know we all watch The Walking Dead and think, "that would be awesome," but it's not going to happen.Zombie porn, the Eschaton, "Red Dawn" and Armageddon all have this one common theme.The people most interested are the people who think that they're most prepared / virtuous and will be in better shape than all those poor saps who didn't prepare by either stockpiling or getting right with whatever God.I have no doubt whatsoever that there were people talking about the end times in 10,000BC, and that there was some guy named Og who was convinced that he'd be laughing while everyone else died in the coming sabre-toothed-tiger apocalypse because they didn't invest in fire. It seems to be a common human trait.
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tallguywithglasseson: dittybopper: OH MY GOD! It's *HORRIBLE* that he would write something like that! The man is obviously an inhuman monster!No kidding! And subby not only wants to to grab guns but also burn books. Congrats, subby, you're Double Hitler.Wayne LaPierre is a patriot doing his level best to educate people about the real world threats that necessitate large arsenals in every home.Additionally, he's a strong advocate for ridding us of the scourge of violent video games -- the real cause of mass shootings.You'd think everyone would be more grateful. It's truly sad he's so misunderstood.
Quantum Apostrophe: Right, right, but waiting for the asteroids to come and hoping we're going to build colonies on the Moon make perfect sense though.
The_Sponge: what do you look for when pulling off the interstate in an unfamiliar city?I look for Martin Luther King Blvd......and then I try to get away from that street as quickly as possible.
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