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Brits cant even be trusted with sharp objects

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posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 01:41 PM
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originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: testingtesting

If more people carried knives in London urban knife crime would vanish. Swords would make people feel even safer.
I agree with that, and I'd carry if I lived in London...but I don't so I just rely on my fists, not like pussy blokes in some #ty ghetto.




posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 01:41 PM
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a reply to: seagull

In the state of Virginia, the deer population had declined to 25,000 animals by 1931. In some counties they were actually extinct. But with some careful animal husbandry and regulation, the population is now up to over 900,000.

With very few natural predators, they are everywhere. Automobile accidents and property damage has increased significantly. Including accident fatalities.

In most urban areas they can only be hunted with bow and arrow and then only with special permission during the state regulated deer hunting season.

-dex



posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 01:42 PM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

Nowt like walking about with a sword on your hip.
I have 8 now 😀 I practice in the woods the local bobbies know me so I'm cool.



posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 02:04 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic

Well maybe MKUltra'd psychiatrist.



posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 02:18 PM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

OP also stands for the information in the Opening Post as I understand it.
Ok so in your reply to AlienView....whilst I agree that the piece was done by the NRA you dismiss the rest of my post as hit and miss.

Ok - let me know when you have some independent empirical evidence about North Korea.



posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 03:00 PM
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originally posted by: Whoisjohngalt
A judge in England is suggesting that all kitchen knives be rounded. He went on to say "why do we need these 8 inch and 10 inch pointed knives?" And proposed a ban on selling pointed knives.
HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN? The english government is literally trying to treat its citizens like kindergartens and make them use saftey scissors.

Honest to god, i kept having to make sure they didnt make a mistake and start citing the onion.
www.nraila.org...


Sounds like the Mayor of London's call for knife control is spreading.



posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 04:20 PM
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a reply to: DexterRiley

Really? Huh. Maybe it's a west of the Appalachian Mountains thing?

I knew we're tripping over the bloody critters here. In town, out of town...doesn't seem to matter.



posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 04:59 PM
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a reply to: seagull

Here's the site I was looking at.

When I was a kid, it was actually pretty cool to see a deer, they weren't nearly as prolific as they are now. Now their population is 4 times what it was then.

I travel a lot at night. And there are areas here where I drive under the speed limit and scan the road like a surveillance camera to make sure one of these critters is not heading out into the road where I might hit it. They're almost tame, and not afraid of cars at all. My neighbor hit one last year and it did several thousand dollars damage to their car.

I remember a report from a few years ago where an older gentleman hit a deer that came through his windshield feet first and kicked him to death. In another incident a man hit a deer, went off the road, totaled his car, and died from his injuries.

-dex



posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 11:31 PM
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a reply to: DexterRiley

Thanks for the link!

I used to like seeing them along the road at night, too. Used to. Then, about fifteen years ago, or thereabout, I started seeing more and more of them alongside the road after being hit by cars. There's just too many now. Yet any attempt to increase the harvest in season of them is met with extreme hostility.

We're a hard winter away from learning a harsh lesson, or an epidemic of some sort...



posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 06:47 AM
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originally posted by: Flavian
a reply to: Whoisjohngalt

Without trying to turn this into a USA vs UK thread (again), let's have a bit of perspective. In California, you cannot even buy a screwdriver without an instruction booklet telling you how you should and shouldn't use it.

The point of me stating that? Idiots are everywhere.


Absolutely.

The title of the thread is really quite inaccurate. In the US you can't buy a Kinder Egg or real haggis. Does that mean you can't be trusted with them? No, of course not. It means your government has made a decision on safety grounds and made it legal.



posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: PaddyInf

Away with your common sense!

In this thread the English all live in nerf-coated cells to keep us safe in the Totalitarian State under the despotic Queen. They've banned paper to prevent paper cuts apparently. I can hardly keep up. We're in a Sharia State one day and a socialist dictatorship the next. They banned Christmas too!



posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 02:10 PM
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originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: PaddyInf

Away with your common sense!

In this thread the English all live in nerf-coated cells to keep us safe in the Totalitarian State under the despotic Queen. They've banned paper to prevent paper cuts apparently. I can hardly keep up. We're in a Sharia State one day and a socialist dictatorship the next. They banned Christmas too!







posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 02:35 PM
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a reply to: Krakatoa

...and now they call us French! I'd insult you back if freedom of speech wasn't banned in the UK.

C'est la vie.



posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 03:06 PM
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originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: Krakatoa

...and now they call us French! I'd insult you back if freedom of speech wasn't banned in the UK.

C'est la vie.


It was a joke... Sheesh.




posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 04:19 PM
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a reply to: ChaoticOrder

Lol, nice overstating of my emotions and calling me insane

gotta love having a general debate how the personal attacks come when someone offers a different opinion

peace



posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 05:21 PM
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originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: DexterRiley

Thanks for the link!

I used to like seeing them along the road at night, too. Used to. Then, about fifteen years ago, or thereabout, I started seeing more and more of them alongside the road after being hit by cars. There's just too many now. Yet any attempt to increase the harvest in season of them is met with extreme hostility.

We're a hard winter away from learning a harsh lesson, or an epidemic of some sort...


Yes, I completely agree. I'm not completely sure whether VA has made any changes to increasing the limit. However, hunting is tightly controlled. After a successful hunt, the hunter has to go to the Fish & Game field office, or immediately contact the Game Wardens so they can come out to the hunters residence to register the animal. I suppose that makes some sense in that Fish & Game can keep track of how hunting affects the population.

The problems come from people who see that cute little white tailed deer as a decedent of Bambi, and they remember how much they cried when Bambi's mom was killed in the Disney movie. They don't want to face the fact that humans have driven out most of the predators that would ordinarily have kept these populations in check. Once that happens, humans must take over the role of top predator and keep the populations in check. Otherwise we're dealing with an overpopulation situation that is forcing these animals to venture into human populated areas and wreak havoc. And, as you said, both the population density and an adverse weather event can lead to starvation and disease that could decimate their group.

-dex



posted on Jun, 8 2018 @ 12:58 AM
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a reply to: Krakatoa



Man, who can tell what's a joke around here anymore?



posted on Jun, 8 2018 @ 01:05 AM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

...and the scraps for lepers and orphans. ...no more merciful beheadings.



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