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  1. Road Work

    Going to start backtracking the roads from the farm to the spawn. I am thinking about levelling out the whole area, and then replanting the tree's. I might also just terrace it. I was also going to try to map out 9x9 plots in that area.
  2. Another US Tragedy

  3. Skool daze

    Jsynn (sheasley) and I were talking about how complicated this all is the other day. Its a fucking spider web, so many things happen that this shit builds up in people over time. Short list of things he and I talked about. Bullying Fake News/ propaganda Mental Health School systems being fucked School boards and Zero tolerance policies Parents not being parents Facebook/ Twitter/ Social Media shit Tribalism of politics There were a few others he and I touched on , but I don't remember them off the top of my head. It just all spiderwebs out and about to the point that you can't just pick one area and go nuts with it, you have to hit a few to see an impact. /IMO
  4. Skool daze

    Much clearer now, thank you EDIT: I know it wasn't clear, but I actually do agree with you on some of this stuff. The ACLU letter though, I think the reason no one is reporting it is because ultimately Trump could have told the ACLU to go fuck themselves. He didn't though, and since he is solely responsible for signing that shit, he gets to eat it. Its the same situation for any president. I wish that was different, I wish that bills and presidential orders were more transparent
  5. Skool daze

    Here is the key paragraph in that letter: Next paragraph explains the purpose: One key word here sticks out to me. "disabilities" I get what they are trying to do, but it was handled poorly. They should have separated the line between mental illness and developmental disorder better. Sadly this is a problem with this countries view of mental health problems. We aren't going to change that here at all. for those wondering the difference between the 2, here: All that said, personally I appreciate you linking that letter, I hadn't seen it yet. It never came across any of my feeds. It raises some interesting questions. I get the point of it, but the execution is shit. Why they need both - If you need a beneficiary to handle your SSI/ SSDI then you sure as hell don't need to own a firearm. Beneficiaries are for people that are ruled incapable of managing themselves for various reasons. I know about a dozen. I'll grant you that all of them are autistic, one of them is my kid. all of them are various ages from 12- 30 (I could be wrong, he might be younger, but not by much). Not a single one of them is capable of managing themselves, let alone money, let alone a firearm. Are there high functioning Autistics out there that could manage a firearm. Yes, I have a cousin that not only can, but does. (He grew up surrounded by firearms, his father, my uncle, was head of the Middle Eastern Section of the CIA for the last 20 years.) He also doesn't receive SSI or SSDI. I don't understand your next question. Are you asking why do people need SSI and SSDI? They are separate programs, here is a decent explanation of them https://www.disabilitysecrets.com/page5-13.html If that not what your asking then please rephrase the question. Why not just block Mentally Ill people all together - Great question, I don't actually know why the country doesn't. It never made sense to me why we wouldn't. I think everyone can agree that if you go on a shooting spree, you are probably mentally ill. Maybe its the truth that any sort of gun control measure is akin to attacking Christmas, or Jesus, or what have you. We already have laws in place so that mental health practitioners have to inform authorities if a patient appears to be a threat. This seems like it could be an extension of that. Because it somehow proves they're incapable of handling a gun because they're incapable of handling their money? - See above, there is a difference between the two. My grandpa would probably be on that list, shit I should alert the authorities! - If your grandfather was threatening to kill people I would hope you would try to get him help, if that means calling the authorities, then sure. I don't understand this section. Seems pretty emotionally charged, I think I am missing something here. Can you elaborate? some pretty hardcore hyperbole here. Regardless we already have laws in place concerning Drivers licenses and mental health/ mental conditions. If you are on anti-psychotics, you have to tell the DMV. If you are expereinceing any sort of Brain, Vision, or Hearing impairment you have to tell the DMV. In most places your doctor will notifiy them for you. Here in Alabama a few years ago I lost my license because of Vertigo. My doctor notified the local DMV, and my license was suspended for 6 months. My next door neighbor, a vet, took a bullet through his head in Gulf War 2, he can't legally drive. (Coincidentally he owns more firearms than anyone I know) ------------------------- Regardless of all the above. (If anyone read this far I am shocked!) A couple of things about all of this sticks out as food for thought for me, maybe others We have had 8 school shootings this years. We are pretty much the only country where this shit regularly happens. Why is that? Why can't we do something about this? We have had 188 shooting situations since 2000. Why isn't the CDC allowed to research gun violence? (The Dickey amendment) Minnesota has more gun background checks than any other state. They crime rate is at a 50 year low. They also lead the country on mental health services provided to their population across all ages. Arming teachers is one of the stupidest ideas ever The propaganda coming out of the NRA is fucking insane, when did they just absolutely lose their minds? Firearms should not be banned. However I do feel their should be more checks I will never turn over the firearms I own. Gun Control is not a right vs left debating point. Drop the stupid tribalism. Anyone that tells you there are not left wing gun owners, feel free to point them in my direction, I am a member of several groups that would love to prove them wrong.
  6. New World!

    @Greboth I put some grass blocks in your house. I think it was yours. There was an empty double chest on the first floor. I put them in there
  7. New World!

    I have some grass blocks at the farm house. Go nuts if you want them.
  8. Skool daze

    You picked 2 blog sites, not news sites. Why should I take the time to discredit them when your very post mentions they are horrible. Jesus dude, did you even read the URL before going there? Go to AP NEWS SITES! Reuters Washington Post (Not the Bog section) New York Times (Once again, not the blog section) To name 3. EDIT: So all joking aside, maybe you really don't know how to tell a news site from a blog. That stuff can be confusing at first, so here is a guide a found on NPR. https://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/12/05/503581220/fake-or-real-how-to-self-check-the-news-and-get-the-facts Pay attention to the domain and URL Established news organizations usually own their domains and they have a standard look that you are probably familiar with. Sites with such endings like .com.co should make you raise your eyebrows and tip you off that you need to dig around more to see if they can be trusted. This is true even when the site looks professional and has semi-recognizable logos. For example, abcnews.com is a legitimate news source, but abcnews.com.co is not, despite its similar appearance. Read the "About Us" section Most sites will have a lot of information about the news outlet, the company that runs it, members of leadership, and the mission and ethics statement behind an organization. The language used here is straightforward. If it's melodramatic and seems overblown, you should be skeptical. Also, you should be able to find out more information about the organization's leaders in places other than that site. Look at the quotes in a story Or rather, look at the lack of quotes. Most publications have multiple sources in each story who are professionals and have expertise in the fields they talk about. If it's a serious or controversial issue, there are more likely to be quotes — and lots of them. Look for professors or other academics who can speak to the research they've done. And if they are talking about research, look up those studies. Look at who said them Then, see who said the quotes, and what they said. Are they a reputable source with a title that you can verify through a quick Google search? Say you're looking at a story and it says President Obama said he wanted to take everyone's guns away. And then there's a quote. Obama is an official who has almost everything he says recorded and archived. There are transcripts for pretty much any address or speech he has given. Google those quotes. See what the speech was about, who he was addressing and when it happened. Even if he did an exclusive interview with a publication, that same quote will be referenced in other stories, saying he said it while talking to the original publication. Check the comments A lot of these fake and misleading stories are shared on social media platforms. Headlines are meant to get the reader's attention, but they're also supposed to accurately reflect what the story is about. Lately, that hasn't been the case. Headlines often will be written in exaggerated language with the intention of being misleading and then attached to stories that are about a completely different topic or just not true. These stories usually generate a lot of comments on Facebook or Twitter. If a lot of these comments call out the article for being fake or misleading, it probably is. Reverse image search A picture should be accurate in illustrating what the story is about. This often doesn't happen. If people who write these fake news stories don't even leave their homes or interview anyone for the stories, it's unlikely they take their own pictures. Do a little detective work and reverse search for the image on Google. You can do this by right-clicking on the image and choosing to search Google for it. If the image is appearing on a lot of stories about many different topics, there's a good chance it's not actually an image of what it says it was on the first story. Another guide as well https://docs.google.com/document/d/10eA5-mCZLSS4MQY5QGb5ewC3VAL6pLkT53V_81ZyitM/edit
  9. Skool daze

    go to better sites
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  11. Skool daze

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-ended-rule-block-mentally-ill-guns/story?id=53113891 Trump ended rule to block mentally ill from getting guns President Donald Trump has often pointed to mental illness as the underlying cause for mass shootings, but one of his earliest actions as president was to undo a regulation that would have made it more difficult for people with a known mental illness to buy guns. Nearly a year ago, on Feb. 28, 2017, President Trump signed H.J. Res. 40, effectively ending the Social Security Administration's requirement to enter the names of people who receive mental health benefits into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. This is the database used by the FBIto determine who is able to purchase firearms. President Trump has addressed the nation about mass shootings four times throughout his time in office. On Thursday, President Trump tweeted that the shooter involved in Florida’s Parkland High School tragedy showed signs of being “mentally disturbed,” and urged for greater awareness for similar cases. In November, President Trump cited mental health as the reason for the Sutherland Springs, Texas, church shooting that left 26 people dead. "Mental health is your problem here. This was a very, based on preliminary reports, a very deranged individual, a lot of problems over a long period of time. We have a lot of mental health problems in our country, as do other countries. But this isn't a guns situation," President Trump said of the First Baptist Church shooting during a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. According to estimates from the previous administration, had the Obama-era regulation gone into effect, an estimated 75,000 individuals with mental illnesses would have been added to the database. These individuals would have been notified by the Social Security Administration of their possible restrictions to buy firearms but would have the opportunity go through an appeal process. Although the rule was made effective days before Trump took office in January 2017, compliance was not required until December 2017. At the time, the optics of the bill’s signing seemed to be downplayed by the White House despite the president’s busy, public schedule that day — he addressed the Joint Session of Congress later that evening. The White House has not responded to ABC News' request for comment.
  12. Skool daze

    It has been verified.
  13. Skool daze

    Couple of things (I don't have time for a lengthy response, or even a half decent one, so just tossing stuff out there for you all.) ------------------------------------------------------------- I know a lot of people hate Jerry Pournelle, the author, because of his various views, but I have always been a fan of his SF series. Back in 2002, he wrote a passage in one of his books that always stuck with me: "Many of yourn have what amounts to a religious taboo against regulation of guns; 'Armed men are free men'." He wasn't writing about the US at all here, or even this planet, but the passage always struck me as being about the US. ------------------- http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2017/06/22/the-demographics-of-gun-ownership/ Pew Research into gun ownership. Now the funny thing here is I don't believe those numbers. They are far to low in my opinion. I don't think gun ownership is a majority demographic, but I do feel that a figure around 45% would be more accurate. My reason for this is that when people call me from research centers, I tend to lie about things like gun ownership. I am more than happy to spend time on the phone with these folks, and I get called all the time, but this one topic I won't answer truthfully. Mainly because I am never 100% sure who is calling me. ------------------------ Buying a gun is easy as shit here, by that I mean Alabama. EDIT: This is because most of the vendors will treat it as a "personal sale". If they are there representing thier store, or a chain, then you have to go through the waiting period still. (Edited because I don't want to falsely represent my experience to make it worse than it is) There was a gun show this weekend in the town south of me, they have one ever 3 months. It is literally a cash and carry situation, unless its a big ticket item. When I was in Chicago, it was much different. I would put a deposit down, I would wait for the background check. Then I would go and pick it up. In Glen Burnie, it was a little between the two. --------------------- The FBI crime statistics for weapons are pretty interesting to read Here is the 2016 tables https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2016/crime-in-the-u.s.-2016/topic-pages/expanded-offense They don't merge them all into groups, so if you start with murder, you will miss out on Robbery, etc.... ------------------------------ I used to have a handy chart going back over the years, showing a proper trend line. Sadly I can't find it right now. Wikipedia has a decent table though, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_the_United_States#Crime_over_time I go back to my first point here, Gun ownership has become a religion, and anything that infringes upon that is not only taboo, but also heretical. Keep in mind you can get 1 person to agree with you, but you will never get a group.
  14. Skool daze

    Not trying to be rude or anything but I don't think owning firearms will ever be something that non-americans will ever "get" Its a total culture thing. I see it like this: I could explain to you guys all day what Conecuh Sausage is (Something most americans have never even heard of), but you will never really understand it unless you have lived here, dealt with the people that love it, and tried it for yourself. Personally I would rather avoid the topic of Gun control, or at least skirt it enthusiastically.
  15. Skool daze

    Nope, thats pretty much the issue as I see it. Sorry man Sure I could blame violet video games, rap music, heavy metal, atheism and all the rest, but its really just mental health. People that have decent access t get their emotional and mental issues worked on don't go shooting up schools.

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