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Juve jizzin'
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whelp worrying

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Lil' shaver shtupping
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Thread Starter 
Starfish stuffer

Tween tallywhacking
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bairn beleaguering

 

 

*edit* bairn already used

 

 

 

urchin upending

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Kiddie already used, but

Kid (cold) cockin'
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Big Al is a credit to his race.
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That belongs in photoshop fails.
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That belongs in photoshop fails.


Dude, it's totally real. foo.gif
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(CNN)The father of the Roseburg, Oregon, shooter said he doesn't know where his son got his weapons, and he declined to comment much on his son's mental state, but he was quick to say what he thought was to blame in the deadly college attack: Guns.

Ian Mercer, during an interview outside his California home Saturday, told CNN that he didn't know his son had a single gun, let alone 13. He asked, "How on earth could he compile 13 guns? How could that happen?"

During his interview, Ian Mercer appeared to walk back his statement that guns were to blame, but only briefly.

"We talk about gun laws. We talk about gun control. Every time something like this happens, they talk about it and nothing gets done. I'm not trying to say that that's to blame for what happened, but if Chris had not been able to get hold of 13 guns, this wouldn't have happened," the father said.

Mercer said he has never held a gun. He doesn't want to, he said. He laid out his personal philosophy on the issue: "I'm a great believer (in) you don't buy guns, don't buy guns, you don't buy guns."

Other countries don't see mass shootings at the same clip that the United States does, he said, asserting, "Somebody has to ask the question: How is it so easy to get all these guns?"

His condemnation of guns grew stronger as the interview went on, and he closed his remarks on the subject with a call for change.

"It has to change. How can it not? Even people that believe in the right to bear arms, what right do you have to take people's lives? That's what guns are, the killers. Simple as that. Simple as that. It's black and white. What do you want a gun for?"

Pressed on whether his son's mental state could be to blame for the violence, Mercer declined to comment, saying he wanted to let police follow through, but he left open the possibility that his son's state of mind could have played a role.

"Obviously, somebody who goes and kills nine people has to have some kind of issue. Whatever it is, let the police determine what they find," he said.


Yes, he wants to take away your right to defend yourself from people like his son.
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Originally Posted by Harold falcon View Post

Yes, he wants to take away your right to defend yourself from people like his son.

Or perhaps he wants to take away the capacity for people like his son to create situations where you have to defend yourself

What else can he day at this point? Something that sprung from his loins just went on a killing spree. He's got to find some way to assuage his feelings of guilt
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http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/04/living/mcgraw-hill-slavery-textbook-mom-complaint-feat/index.html

The internet is upset that a textbook doesn't explicitly say that slaves were forced to come to America, demands correction. Publisher complies. Internet demands that the books in circulation be recalled and replaced. Right.

No one seems to notice that the passage at issue presents a grossly inflated number of slaves brought to the US ("millions" when the actual number is "hundreds of thousands"):
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"The Atlantic slave trade between the 1500s and the 1800s brought millions of workers from Africa to the southern United States to work on agricultural plantations,"

ETA: for example, sources give:

500,000 https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/slavery-and-anti-slavery/resources/facts-about-slave-trade-and-slavery

300,000 http://www.slaverysite.com/Body/facts%20and%20figures.htm

IIRC the 300,000 is the most commonly accepted. And that's for the whole US, not just the South. A far cry from "millions."
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/04/living/mcgraw-hill-slavery-textbook-mom-complaint-feat/index.html

The internet is upset that a textbook doesn't explicitly say that slaves were forced to come to America, demands correction. Publisher complies. Internet demands that the books in circulation be recalled and replaced. Right.

No one seems to notice that the passage at issue presents a grossly inflated number of slaves brought to the US ("millions" when the actual number is "hundreds of thousands"):
ETA: for example, sources give:

500,000 https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/slavery-and-anti-slavery/resources/facts-about-slave-trade-and-slavery

300,000 http://www.slaverysite.com/Body/facts%20and%20figures.htm

IIRC the 300,000 is the most commonly accepted. And that's for the whole US, not just the South. A far cry from "millions."

 

The text should have read "millions of slaves were brought to the Americas" since most ended up in South America. 

 

I believe the total number of slaves "legally" brought to the US was a touch over 500,000

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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

Or perhaps he wants to take away the capacity for people like his son to create situations where you have to defend yourself

What else can he day at this point? Something that sprung from his loins just went on a killing spree. He's got to find some way to assuage his feelings of guilt

"yeah, my son was a monster."
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Originally Posted by Harold falcon View Post

Yes, he wants to take away your right to defend yourself from people like his son.

No, the guns literally did the killing. One probably controlled his mind. He was just a sweet, innocent boy, until he bought a gun.
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