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» Reltzik - 16-08-26 23:27 -- Doubly confusing for documents purposes. Just have everyone keep their old name. Or maybe everyone hyphenates.
» cactus - 16-08-26 21:28 -- Today is Women's Equality Day. I propose that we celebrate by asking men to also change their last names when they get married. When two people get married, they just swap last names. Wouldn't that be cool?
» GenesisNemesis - 16-08-26 20:32 -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkmIWBpcIN0
» Revenant77x - 16-08-26 15:18 -- Peace
» Reltzik - 16-08-26 15:18 -- Ciao!
» Reltzik - 16-08-26 15:17 -- .... anyhow, even though I'm off from college for the next month, I think it's time for me to actually go do something with my day. Fun talking, should do it again later.
» Reltzik - 16-08-26 15:17 -- True? Though there was a kinda gray area in between the two.
» Revenant77x - 16-08-26 15:15 -- but we do know that Hunting and Gathering was far more successful than the first 100 generations of farming
» Reltzik - 16-08-26 15:15 -- You're right. A perfect conversation to have over beer.
» Revenant77x - 16-08-26 15:14 -- it's all speculation
» Reltzik - 16-08-26 15:14 -- Once they figured grains out and domesticated them, sure. But that's more a "know it in hindsight" thing than "did it for this reason" thing.
» Revenant77x - 16-08-26 15:11 -- yeah but grain alcohols were prefered
» Reltzik - 16-08-26 15:08 -- Nonsense. It's pretty darn easy to ferment alcohol from the milk. Nomadic herders do it all the time.
» Revenant77x - 16-08-26 15:06 -- Pretty sure fermenting alcohol was the main reason we went from Hunter/gatherer to sedentary farmers
» Reltzik - 16-08-26 15:04 -- .... um, didn't Christian monks invent beer? ... no, wait, that was Egyptians.
» Revenant77x - 16-08-26 15:03 -- https://lehollandaisvolant.net/tout/foli...0later.jpg
» Reltzik - 16-08-26 14:59 -- ... gimme a minute, I'm thinking.
» Revenant77x - 16-08-26 14:55 -- when have they ever been logical
» Reltzik - 16-08-26 14:55 -- In any case, guns are a problem because they keep nutty people voting for the causes and reinforcers of so many of our problems. (And the mass shootings, but those issues are much smaller-scale.)
» Reltzik - 16-08-26 14:53 -- Or, well, maybe not a good thing but a don't-fight-it-thing?
» Reltzik - 16-08-26 14:53 -- .... wait, if that's the key to the second coming and rapture and so forth, then why are they clinging to their guns and shaking in their boots? Isn't it a GOOD thing?
» Escape Artist - 16-08-26 14:53 -- Well, the christians are convinced that the world is coming to an end soon so they're just waiting for this one-world government to form and for it to be the time of tribulation so they're shaking in their boots and clinging to their guns. Get rid of religion and you get rid of a lot of problems, I think.
» Revenant77x - 16-08-26 14:52 -- I don't judge spelling or grammar on a medium that does not allow to correct it
» Revenant77x - 16-08-26 14:52 -- it happens
» Reltzik - 16-08-26 14:51 -- They're. I know the difference, honest. I just sometimes get my homophones mixed up when I type fast.
» Reltzik - 16-08-26 14:50 -- Right. There the ones that Seth says we need to hand the microphone to.
» Revenant77x - 16-08-26 14:50 -- they are the ones that boycotted Campbells soup for showing a black kid with a white mom
» Reltzik - 16-08-26 14:49 -- Yeah, I'm getting my groups mixed up.
» Revenant77x - 16-08-26 14:49 -- It was not Million Moms as that is a far right wing reactionary group
» Reltzik - 16-08-26 14:49 -- Mostly because government, as set up, can't.
» Reltzik - 16-08-26 14:49 -- I think the trick will be getting people off guns WITHOUT the government doing it for us.
» Reltzik - 16-08-26 14:48 -- Or was it Moms Demand Action? Whichever, I don't think it will do anything.
» Revenant77x - 16-08-26 14:48 -- Million Moms is and always has been a joke
» Revenant77x - 16-08-26 14:48 -- you mean the 137 loud screaming women?
» Reltzik - 16-08-26 14:47 -- I don't think Million Moms is going to change that significantly.
» Revenant77x - 16-08-26 14:46 -- as long as Politicians are more afraid of the NRA than they are of voters it will remain that way
» Revenant77x - 16-08-26 14:45 -- No the NRA is
» Reltzik - 16-08-26 14:45 -- Following Sandy Hook, most gun-owners of a non-insane variety would have gone for closing the gun show loophole and getting rid of high-capacity magazines. Didn't happen. The non-insane variety aren't calling the shots, no pun intended.
» Revenant77x - 16-08-26 14:45 -- ignoring the regulations that the Swiss have
» Revenant77x - 16-08-26 14:44 -- Switzerland is oft pointed to by Pro-gun people as proof that more guns =/= more problems
» Reltzik - 16-08-26 14:44 -- Licensing? Yeah, nice in a perfect world, but not feasible in this political climate.
» Revenant77x - 16-08-26 14:44 -- everything is registered but you are allowed to own as many firearms as you want
» Revenant77x - 16-08-26 14:43 -- The Swiss basically give very strict training to anyone that wants to have a firearm
» Reltzik - 16-08-26 14:43 -- My point is, don't try to change the law, try to change the market. The law will follow.
» Reltzik - 16-08-26 14:43 -- .... and yes, I know, that's not actually what happened with cigarettes.
» Reltzik - 16-08-26 14:42 -- What do the Swiss do, again?
» Reltzik - 16-08-26 14:42 -- The best strategy, I think, is what I call a "cigarette strategy". Not impose government regulation (though that would help eventually), but taint the product so much in the popular mind that people stop wanting to buy.