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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby KnightOfFewWords » Thu May 02, 2013 4:17 pm

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Kentucky state lawmaker Robert Damron, a Democrat, said: "Why single out firearms? Why not talk about all the other things that endanger children, too?"


Yes, like driving, smoking and alcohol . . . oh wait, children aren't allowed to do those by law. :roll:


It's quite a disconnect. What's more dangerous, putting a five year old in command of 2 tons at 60 miles per hour, or 3 grams at 1,000 feet per second?
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu May 02, 2013 4:44 pm

Or look at it this way - what's worse? Criminal domestic neglect (leaving a kid's loaded gun lying around Image) or a mucky grope or nastier by Stuart Hall/Savile/etc? :evil:

I guess the only lesson here is that you can never be too careful over making your children as safe as possible in or out of your home :cry:
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Square12 » Thu May 02, 2013 5:00 pm

KnightOfFewWords wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:
Kentucky state lawmaker Robert Damron, a Democrat, said: "Why single out firearms? Why not talk about all the other things that endanger children, too?"


Yes, like driving, smoking and alcohol . . . oh wait, children aren't allowed to do those by law. :roll:


It's quite a disconnect. What's more dangerous, putting a five year old in command of 2 tons at 60 miles per hour, or 3 grams at 1,000 feet per second?


60 mph x 2 tonnes is equal to 88ft per sec x 2,000,000 grammes so the momentum is 176,000,000 if my memory of school boy physics is correct.
The momentum of the bullet is only 3,000 of the same unit. but that 3,000 is then concentrated into a single point, whereas the momentum of the car is spread out over a much larger area upon impact.
Having said all that dead is dead either way so I think if I ever have kids the only guns they'll be getting are water pistols, spud guns or their fingers.
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby The Mad Collector » Thu May 02, 2013 9:22 pm

Body found in chimney at Derby firm of solicitors

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-22389157
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby MongoGutman » Thu May 02, 2013 9:40 pm

Those guns for kids are a disgrace! They're only allowed single shot 22's? Surely their rights are being infringed: I think we should start a campaign to ensure that in future fully automatic weapons should be made available for them!
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby KnightOfFewWords » Thu May 02, 2013 9:48 pm

The Mad Collector wrote:Body found in chimney at Derby firm of solicitors

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-22389157


Is this the origin story for Mr Slant?
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby KnightOfFewWords » Fri May 03, 2013 1:18 pm

Square12 wrote:60 mph x 2 tonnes is equal to 88ft per sec x 2,000,000 grammes so the momentum is 176,000,000 if my memory of school boy physics is correct.
The momentum of the bullet is only 3,000 of the same unit. but that 3,000 is then concentrated into a single point, whereas the momentum of the car is spread out over a much larger area upon impact.


I just hope that certain US citizens don't interpret this as an argument in favour of bigger guns - I can imagine a few being disappointed to learn their projectiles carry less kinetic energy than a moving SUV.

Another story from the US today, a teenager how was charged and expelled over a minor prank.

According to the Miami New Times, "[A] police report ... indicates Wilmot mixed toilet bowl cleaner and aluminum foil -- a combination that has inspired hundreds of YouTube videos and generally produces a fairly unimpressive explosion."


The experiment reportedly created a small explosion that caused the bottle's top to pop off and produced smoke. Although no one was hurt and no property was damaged, Wilmot was charged with “possession/discharge of a weapon on school property and discharging a destructive device,” according to WTSP. Both charges are felonies.
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Tonyblack » Fri May 03, 2013 1:45 pm

Has anyone heard about The Cinnamon Challenge? :roll:
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Ghost » Fri May 03, 2013 2:05 pm

I heard about someone dying from doing the cinnamon challenge
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby The Mad Collector » Fri May 03, 2013 2:18 pm

Lokks crazy to me :roll:
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Square12 » Fri May 03, 2013 2:21 pm

I saw an episode of a programme called 1000 ways to die in a pervy boss convinced a female member of staff to do it with a forfeit if she lost, but she coughed the cinnamon into his face causing him to reel back, trip and get his tie caught in a piece of machinery which subsequently pulled it in and strangled him!
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri May 03, 2013 2:24 pm

Karma is a bitch!
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby chris.ph » Fri May 03, 2013 4:03 pm

they did it on mythbusters and the italian younger one actually managed to do the feat
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Watchman44 » Fri May 03, 2013 6:00 pm

I am afraid that my neighbours over the Tamar have taken leave of their senses.....
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Tonyblack » Fri May 03, 2013 6:45 pm

:shock: What a plonker and a bunch of plonkers for electing him.
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