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#56 - Welp time to go art shopping at the Met. 06/28/2016 on Purge +1
#65 - For those who want it. 06/26/2016 on Dude & Death (Long but... 0
#54 - Confused. The phrase you are looking for his that he was confused.  [+] (1 new reply) 06/15/2016 on Info about Orlando shooter +1
#55 - Nohelpforu (06/15/2016) [-]
When you add all that together into one thing I'm pretty sure psychotically deluded is a better label.
#177 - What magical material is your house made out of that it's insu…  [+] (1 new reply) 06/13/2016 on Training 0
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#178 - amuzen (06/13/2016) [-]
dunno, same as everyone else's in my neighborhood was though, literally no one could afford to keep their entire home heated all winter, the bill would be like 1000 dollars a month for that. People would generally turn their Toy-o-stoves off at night and rely on blankets + most the houses had shitty insulation so we'd hang up heavy blankets to cut off the heat from all the rooms except the living room.

I didn't live in Fairbanks proper itself either but rather in a trailer park a bit out of the city and everyone was broke as shit. making sure there was a constant running stream of water at the far side of the house and all the outside pipes were turned cut off would generally work.
I remember our pipes did freeze one time because we had a guest that turned off the bathroom sink so we boiled pots of water on the stove and poured em down the washing machine with thawed em enough to get it running again.

there are types of insulated piping though so I figure probably that.
#49 - You must not live somewhere very cold. Moving water will still…  [+] (3 new replies) 06/13/2016 on Training +1
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#51 - amuzen (06/13/2016) [-]
Fairbanks alaska for 6 years.
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#177 - ragingflamingos (06/13/2016) [-]
What magical material is your house made out of that it's insulated that well? O_O
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#178 - amuzen (06/13/2016) [-]
dunno, same as everyone else's in my neighborhood was though, literally no one could afford to keep their entire home heated all winter, the bill would be like 1000 dollars a month for that. People would generally turn their Toy-o-stoves off at night and rely on blankets + most the houses had shitty insulation so we'd hang up heavy blankets to cut off the heat from all the rooms except the living room.

I didn't live in Fairbanks proper itself either but rather in a trailer park a bit out of the city and everyone was broke as shit. making sure there was a constant running stream of water at the far side of the house and all the outside pipes were turned cut off would generally work.
I remember our pipes did freeze one time because we had a guest that turned off the bathroom sink so we boiled pots of water on the stove and poured em down the washing machine with thawed em enough to get it running again.

there are types of insulated piping though so I figure probably that.
#58 - I don't understand why gun control folks think it will even wo…  [+] (15 new replies) 06/13/2016 on Gun Shaming +5
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#96 - theism (06/13/2016) [-]
Prohibition reduced the drinking rate and the number of drinking fatalities so gun control would work better than you think.
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#128 - killdeath (06/13/2016) [-]
I think the main thing that people neglect to realize is that the bad guys dont turn there guns in, which will leave omar's to go shoot up the club.
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#125 - chikibriki (06/13/2016) [-]
detroit and chicago have the strictest gun control in the country and also have the worst education and highest amount of blacks.
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#107 - ilovehitler (06/13/2016) [-]
And it also allowed the Mobs to become incredibly strong.
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#108 - theism (06/13/2016) [-]
Poor law enforcement and economic unrest helped as well.
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#109 - ilovehitler (06/13/2016) [-]
Correct. I'm not trying to say that it was the only thing that gave strength to the mobs, simply that it became a powerful tool.
Alcohol is something that some people enjoy- something that some people are addicted to, even. Mobsters being some of the only suppliers for alcohol gave them a large boost in the popularity among the people, and that's a very powerful tool for someone trying to keep out of the law's way.

Of course, it doesn't transfer exactly over to guns, as there is not, as far as I know, any way to get addicted to firearms. However, a same principle applies- there is a demand for something, and those who are able to supply it are looked favorably upon.
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#110 - theism (06/13/2016) [-]
Yeah supply side thinking doesn't fix these problems. Controlling supply is important because we don't want to live in a world where guns and alcohol move completely unregulated. What we should focus on is the demand.
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#113 - ilovehitler (06/13/2016) [-]
It's a bit harder to change the demand for something when that demand, or the spirit behind it, has been a large part of the country's foundation since it was birthed.
Americans, as a whole, have an innate distrust of the State. America was birthed by the rejection of a powerful State, and would only settle for a much, much weaker State. In large portions of America, especially the more rural states, the State is seen to be something to be watched and to be cut down.
In essence, a large part of the American spirit is the idea that the State must not be given too much power over Man.

It applies to guns. The more the State restricts guns among the People, the less power the People hold over the State. This is, for many Americans, the stepping stone for Tyranny.

I don't believe firearms or alcohol should be completely unregulated, I simply do not believe that the never-ending increase of regulations is the way to go.
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#114 - theism (06/13/2016) [-]
It's more the demand to misuse them.
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#64 - fatminion (06/13/2016) [-]
it works in Europe - even in the corrupt former USSR countries
miketheburns.com/wiki-stats/us-vs-europe/

the problem is Americans don't know what real proper gun control would even look like. I didn't until I moved to Europe. It's basically making it nearly impossible to use a gun unless you are a responsible adult and using it in a controlled environment. Of course there will have to be a period where every gun owner is forced to re-take all relevant psychological tests and probably half will have to sell them back to the government, and then another period where police will be able to raid homes of people allegedly holding illegal guns/ammo, but Germany was able to do it in the decades following WWII, and the US could, too.
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#121 - cockassunited (06/13/2016) [-]
And almost all of those places had lower rates of gun violence than the US before they enacted gun control. People seem to forget this.

People also seem to forget that from the 90's to the 2000's after gun control policies in the UK, and Australia were enacted, and murders dropped, so did they in the US, by almost the exact same proportional margins, despite the fact they enacted no serious gun control laws.

The US is violent because gang bangers and cartels can't stop killing themselves over shitty city blocks. Not because of liberal gun laws.

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#132 - fatminion (06/13/2016) [-]
nonono - BEFORE they enacted gun control.. They had it from the beginning. It's not like other countries had equivalents of the US's second amendment then they all enacted super-strict gun laws - other nations never had a gun culture like the one the US had in the 1800s. They thought it "uncivilised" for the common man to strut around with guns 24/7. That's why we have military/militia. Not everyone needs a six-shooter at his side and two bandroilers strapped across his chest. The laws followed this notion.
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#139 - cockassunited (06/13/2016) [-]
I'm more referring to the extremely strict policies enacted during the 90s by countries like the UK and Australia. And how the US saw almost the exact same level of drop in homicides during the same period.
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#126 - chikibriki (06/13/2016) [-]
also while gun deaths dropped, assault, rape, and robbery steadily rose to ridiclous levels.

you're still not safe from being attacked, you're only more safe from being killed.
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#133 - fatminion (06/13/2016) [-]
sauce? And again (see >>#132), it's not like European nations enacted special laws and saw a drop in murder - they've had fewer guns and stricter gun laws and less gun culture for a long time. And If you can prove to me rape, assault, robbery (armed or otherwise) rates have declined since, say, 1980 in the EU (pretty much when the EU started and when Germany started laying the foundation for stricter gun laws), then we can talk. But from what I've seen, the US has violent crime on levels with 2nd-world, corrupt nations and nothing like its 1st-world, European/social counterparts. And you can try to separate firearm-related crime and non-firearm-related crime in the US, but it's difficult. Would someone have robbed the store if they hadn't had easy access to their firearm? Would the person being robbed have fought back if the perpetrator hadn't had a gun? Would the fight have escalated to a double-homicide if they both hadn't had guns? Difficult questions, and even more difficult answers - but I think it makes sense to look at ecomonically and ethnologically similar areas of the world and see what's going on over there.

Europe is more social (government-subsidized healthcare, education), has lower income disparity (no tax breaks for ultra-wealthy, tax havens for corporations illegal, employee protection as opposed to employer protection), and is more densely populated and with more varying racial/ethnic backgounds, yet it seems that it has higher quality of life and lower crime rates than the US. The only thing the US has is wealthier and poorer people, and more debt per person.
#42 - Everything sounded fine until the no AC/Heat thing. Do you wan…  [+] (8 new replies) 06/13/2016 on Training +4
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#46 - amuzen (06/13/2016) [-]
heating your house has very little effect on whether or not the pipes burst in the winter since for most places the majority of the piping runs underground or in places outside the insulated area of the home that gets heated. the thing that most people do to stop them from bursting during times of year where that's a threat is allowing the water to run constantly to some extent and/or using the hot water.
#65 - anon (06/13/2016) [-]
you know nothing about hvac
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#68 - amuzen (06/13/2016) [-]
I know that it's not implemented in the majority of homes.

Yeah there are some people that have nice fancy houses and the way they keep their water unfrozen by managing to keep the whole thing everywhere heated, but most people just leave their water running a little bit and that generally gets the job done.
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#49 - ragingflamingos (06/13/2016) [-]
You must not live somewhere very cold. Moving water will still freeze under the right conditions. I've seen temperatures below 0 on many occasions where I live. When you have a free standing house with piping running through the walls they can and will freeze at those temperatures even if you leave the water running. My neighbors had it happen when they were on vacation. Their house lost power (and therefore heat) and the pipes exploded. They had to gut the interior. The only reason other folks didn't have it happen was because they either had backup generators, or they drained their pipes as soon as the power went out.
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#51 - amuzen (06/13/2016) [-]
Fairbanks alaska for 6 years.
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#177 - ragingflamingos (06/13/2016) [-]
What magical material is your house made out of that it's insulated that well? O_O
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#178 - amuzen (06/13/2016) [-]
dunno, same as everyone else's in my neighborhood was though, literally no one could afford to keep their entire home heated all winter, the bill would be like 1000 dollars a month for that. People would generally turn their Toy-o-stoves off at night and rely on blankets + most the houses had shitty insulation so we'd hang up heavy blankets to cut off the heat from all the rooms except the living room.

I didn't live in Fairbanks proper itself either but rather in a trailer park a bit out of the city and everyone was broke as shit. making sure there was a constant running stream of water at the far side of the house and all the outside pipes were turned cut off would generally work.
I remember our pipes did freeze one time because we had a guest that turned off the bathroom sink so we boiled pots of water on the stove and poured em down the washing machine with thawed em enough to get it running again.

there are types of insulated piping though so I figure probably that.
#48 - anon (06/13/2016) [-]
Depends where you live though. Happens plenty in the rural north
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#193 - mastercolossus (06/10/2016) [-]
texas is not only part of america, but its foundation(on the map anyways)
#42 - Beans and rice man. You'll actually get some vitamins and it's… 06/05/2016 on Not all Americans are fat +2

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