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by PainRack
2020-03-21 05:11am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Supreme Court Bar member resigns in letter condemning Chief Justice Roberts.
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Re: Supreme Court Bar member resigns in letter condemning Chief Justice Roberts.

Maybe he should have watched an episode or two of Picard, as throwing in the towel is rarely effective when facing far right activism. At best they don't give a damn and will just carry on as usual. At worst they'll feel even more emboldened and double down on their conservatism since they know the...
by PainRack
2020-02-25 10:53pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Gun-advocates threaten civil war to protect their guns.
Replies: 354
Views: 55915

Re: Gun-advocates threaten civil war to protect their guns.

PainRack - in omne thread you mentioned analsysis the ONS data -is that something you could share? It's not official or anything. But on SB, I trawled through ONS and the linked NHS report to show what I quoted here, that https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/gun-control-in-the-united-states-of-a...
by PainRack
2020-02-23 06:29am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Impact of Different Forms of Firearms Control
Replies: 50
Views: 4118

Re: The Impact of Different Forms of Firearms Control

Could you define dgu? From Wikipedia: " Defensive gun use (DGU) is the use or presentation of a firearm for self-defense, defense of others or in some cases, protecting property. The frequency of incidents involving DGU, and their effectiveness in providing safety and reducing crime is a controvers...
by PainRack
2020-02-23 06:20am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Gun-advocates threaten civil war to protect their guns.
Replies: 354
Views: 55915

Re: Gun-advocates threaten civil war to protect their guns.

Yeah, I suspect if we treated guns the way we do cars, a lot of gun control advocates would be fucking thrilled. And a lot of "gun rights" folks would be threatening civil war and committing terrorism. Theoretically they don't need a driver license to drive on their own property such as driveway or...
by PainRack
2020-02-23 03:35am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Gun-advocates threaten civil war to protect their guns.
Replies: 354
Views: 55915

Re: Gun-advocates threaten civil war to protect their guns.

https://thegrizzled.com/cars-banned-in-the-us/ Just a reminder. We banned a car for being too fast even though Mercedes has a same speed, because family vehicle isn't a sports car. We don't allow certain cars which accelerate too fast. Part of the solution for reducing America higher than normal veh...
by PainRack
2020-02-23 02:17am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Gun-advocates threaten civil war to protect their guns.
Replies: 354
Views: 55915

Re: Gun-advocates threaten civil war to protect their guns.

why don't we see this kind of outcry over things other than guns? whenever there's a highspeed chase that kills people you don't have people jumping up and down waving signs demanding the all cars be speed capped at 75 mph. or if somebody plows a vehicle into a crowd there isn't outcty for fingerpr...
by PainRack
2020-02-22 01:18am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Impact of Different Forms of Firearms Control
Replies: 50
Views: 4118

Re: The Impact of Different Forms of Firearms Control

To state my own biases clearly, in case anybody doesn't know where I stand, I'm for very strict firearms control and don't have a firearms license or own any firearms of my own. I also live in a nation where firearms aren't a permitted form of home or self-defense. It would help if you actually kne...
by PainRack
2020-02-22 01:06am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Gun-advocates threaten civil war to protect their guns.
Replies: 354
Views: 55915

Re: Gun-advocates threaten civil war to protect their guns.

When is the last time a murder was carried out by an open carrier? How many hours has it been since the last time a police officer in the US shot somebody? They're all open carriers after all. I see the answer is inconvenient for you. Can I use a substitute proxy instead, since only 15 states requi...
by PainRack
2020-02-21 12:35pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Jordan Peterson being treated for benzodiazepine addiction
Replies: 26
Views: 4097

Re: Jordan Peterson being treated for benzodiazepine addiction

Out of curiosity. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/08/the-peterson-family-meat-cleanse/567613/ So, he got the quack advice from his doctor, claimed it solved his depression and insomnia.... Except oops, he drank apple cider once and got knocked out for an month, predicted by his daugh...
by PainRack
2020-02-21 10:07am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Gun-advocates threaten civil war to protect their guns.
Replies: 354
Views: 55915

Re: Gun-advocates threaten civil war to protect their guns.

See in the US gun control advocates routinely point out the low homicide rates of other countries as proof gun control works. If the gun control they are pointing to wasn't even intended to specifically address homicide, clearly their entire talking point is even more wrong than I assumed. Except t...
by PainRack
2020-02-19 09:30pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Gun-advocates threaten civil war to protect their guns.
Replies: 354
Views: 55915

Re: Gun-advocates threaten civil war to protect their guns.

Here's the thing. It's important to understand which pieces of gun control is targeted at which result. Britain gun control for example was intended to reduce mass shooting, NOT homicide. So, waiting periods reduce homicide. Gun safes reduce access to mass shooters and MAY have an impact on suicide...
by PainRack
2020-02-19 10:00am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Gun-advocates threaten civil war to protect their guns.
Replies: 354
Views: 55915

Re: Gun-advocates threaten civil war to protect their guns.

[quote="Lord Insanity" post_id=4095347 time=1582083119 50 years ago when access to guns was far easier the US didn't have a mass shooting problem.[/quote] Ahem. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mass_shootings_in_the_United_States In fact, violence was common enough that the Wild West implemen...
by PainRack
2020-02-19 09:37am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Gun-advocates threaten civil war to protect their guns.
Replies: 354
Views: 55915

Re: Gun-advocates threaten civil war to protect their guns.

I see these normally extremely well educated individuals revert to mouth breathing, drooling morons when it comes to guns. They refuse to use proper terminology rather reverting to buzz words that make people feel bad, even going as far as ignoring supreme court decisions that oppose their personal...
by PainRack
2020-01-20 10:50pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Gun-advocates threaten civil war to protect their guns.
Replies: 354
Views: 55915

Re: Gun-advocates threaten civil war to protect their guns.

The high murder rate is NOT unique to Baltimore - Chicago has the same problem, and the downtrodden over in northwest Indiana, where guns are much more available legally, are not killing themselves at the rate the folks in Chicago are. It's not just guns, just poverty, just crowding.... high homici...
by PainRack
2020-01-19 01:25am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Gun-advocates threaten civil war to protect their guns.
Replies: 354
Views: 55915

Re: Gun-advocates threaten civil war to protect their guns.

Let's say 4 things. 1. There's a lot to be fixed regarding the US antiquated background checks and etc, so saying fix gun control first is a valid response. 2. Semiautomatic rifles have a larger kill ratio in incidents, of six to one when compared to pistols. https://everytownresearch.org/massshooti...
by PainRack
2019-11-26 05:11am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Vets/Republicans clash with Democrats over mental healthcare
Replies: 2
Views: 1411

Re: Vets/Republicans clash with Democrats over mental healthcare

Medicaid fraud in mental health, worse if you include substance abuse services is RAMPANT. Not just in terms of false billing, but providing utterly ineffective services and care. Unfortunately, I don't have the time this morning to give this the attention it deserves, but part of the problem here ...
by PainRack
2019-11-25 07:00pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump rules hospital must provide price transparency
Replies: 8
Views: 2081

Re: Trump rules hospital must provide price transparency

I need to make a correction. The changes come online in 2021, not 2020
by PainRack
2019-11-25 06:59pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Vets/Republicans clash with Democrats over mental healthcare
Replies: 2
Views: 1411

Vets/Republicans clash with Democrats over mental healthcare

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2019/11/25/veterans-suicide-prevention-proposal-turns-into-bitter-fight-between-congress-and-va/ Essentially, the Republicans and some veteran advocacy groups are clashing with VA Democrat committee members over a new law, intended to expand menta...
by PainRack
2019-11-19 09:39pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump rules hospital must provide price transparency
Replies: 8
Views: 2081

Re: Trump rules hospital must provide price transparency

Did anyone dig into the proposal and find the fun stuff? Cause there's a hell of a nice gem in there. https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/cms-1717-f2.pdf Let's go to page 249 CMS-1717-F2249 4. Civil Monetary Penalties We proposed that we may impose a CMP on a hospital that we identify as noncom...
by PainRack
2019-11-19 04:40am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump rules hospital must provide price transparency
Replies: 8
Views: 2081

Re: Trump rules hospital must provide price transparency

I need an app to see which petrol stations are cheapest along my commute, and they have a big sign announcing the current price to anyone driving past. The typical consumer doesn't have a chance of being able to figure out which hospital is cheapest for whatever treatment they need. Now insurance c...
by PainRack
2019-11-18 11:09pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump rules hospital must provide price transparency
Replies: 8
Views: 2081

Trump rules hospital must provide price transparency

https://khn.org/news/white-house-unveils-finalized-health-care-price-transparency-rule/ White House Unveils Finalized Health Care Price Transparency Rule Hospitals will soon have to share price information they have long kept obscured — including how big a discount they offer cash-paying patients a...
by PainRack
2019-11-05 11:34pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: 1400 US households to receive 3.8 billion tax cut if ACA overturned
Replies: 10
Views: 2645

1400 US households to receive 3.8 billion tax cut if ACA overturned

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/11/04/the-rich-will-receive-billions-in-tax-cuts-if-obamacare-is-overturned-report.html The nation's top 0.001%, the 1,409 U.S. households with annual incomes over $53 million, would receive a combined $3.8 billion in tax cuts if the law is overturn...
by PainRack
2019-10-28 11:42pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi killed in U.S. raid
Replies: 20
Views: 4492

Re: Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi killed in U.S. raid

Yeah. Won't shed a tear for him. Though, its not like he is the first leader of Isis. Now with hundreds who escaped the SDF with Turkey's advanced, wonder who will take the reins? I also wonder/worry since ISIS originally wanted a Caliphate/nation but has pretty much been crushed, if they'll go und...
by PainRack
2019-10-28 11:39pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Antivaxers limited impact on Britain vaccination rate, NHS to blame
Replies: 5
Views: 2933

Re: Antivaxers limited impact on Britain vaccination rate, NHS to blame

My wife did a thesis on this. 1) the rate is measured at pre-5, pre school. This is a semi-arbitrary deadline, with nearly all kids being "caught up" once they enter the school system. 2) some vaccines are cold chain required and MUST be given by a GP. Some Gps might offer a regular slot a month to...
by PainRack
2019-10-25 07:40am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Antivaxers limited impact on Britain vaccination rate, NHS to blame
Replies: 5
Views: 2933

Re: Antivaxers limited impact on Britain vaccination rate, NHS to blame

Sounds like ye old starve the beast tactic, gut and destroy the NHS so you get people angry at it and can privatize it. Then death and profit. Well... Technically it's more fragmented system created gaps which normally would had been sealed by school health nurses and etc but failed due to resources