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  1. Master_Craig

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    In all seriousness, there's a few things I would try to pass on. I dunno if you could call it "wisdom" but anyway.

    1 - Your physical health is incredibly important and is something that we take for granted every single day. Eat well, exercise regularly and rest well. Take care of your body, you've only got one.

    2 - Your mental health is just as important as physical. If something is wrong, talk to someone. There is absolutely no shame in what's going on inside your head and there's nothing wrong with you for experiencing those problems. You don't need to scream and shout it out to the whole world but please, talk to someone about it, if you feel like you need help, then you probably do... get that help.

    3 - Ask for help when you need it and try to give help when you're asked. You don't have to be a "yes person" but we need to help each other more often, without expecting anything in return.

    4 - Kindness can take you far in life and the world needs more of it.

    5 - Don't be a prick and don't be a bully, you're better than that. If you've got nothing nice to say, then don't say anything at all. Trying to hurt people's feelings or make them feel like shit just because you feel like shit is wrong and may be suggesting something about your own problems.

    Sorry for the long list, that's it from me.

    My question:

    Recently, lever-action shot guns were banned here in Australia and it's been a debate surrounded by controversy. Without sparking any debates or negativity, what are your honest thoughts on guns and gun control?

    If you don't feel comfortable answering that, here's an alternative question:

    What sport(s) did you play when you were younger? Do you still play those said sport(s) today? Do you regret stopping if you did?
     
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  2. Longo_2_guns

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    Nah, I'm going there.

    The second amendment is an outdated, pointless part of the constitution that was written in a time in which the American people could at any time be attacked by any of the following:
    A) European powers to the East who were eager to reclaim the lost American territories.
    B) Natives to the West who almost always responded to American encroachments with force (gee I wonder why) and regularly raided border towns.
    C) Slaves, who for some strange reason would take any opportunity they could to kill their masters.
    D) All of the above

    Now, this is all well and good because they had an army, right?

    Ha. Nah.

    If you look up any of the many, many, many Indian Wars that took place between the Revolution and the Civil War, the vast majority of the fighting was done by state militia. Considering the militia tended to be "any man with a gun" it was extremely important at that time to make sure everyone had guns. Hell, before the Revolution, in Virginia it was mandatory for everyone to have a gun (as long as you weren't black) and if you didn't have one, the state had to buy you one.

    But that was 200 years ago. After the Civil War, when the US actually got an army, the militia was pointless, and the second amendment as well. It was never about preserving the freedom of the individual, and all about preserving the freedom of the state.


    However, the thing is right now we're well past the point of no return.

    After Sandy Hook, when no one did anything after a guy used a legally purchased assault rifle to kill a couple dozen elementary school kids, there's not going to be a change. People just love their guns way too much.

    But hey, I'm just an American historian. What do I know about this stuff?


    Question:
    What's one game, movie, or book from your past that you've always wanted to revisit?
     
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  3. Eyebrowsbv31

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    ^ Tale of the Troika, a Russian Science fiction novel that lampoons the soviet state and bureaucracy, including an amusing bit about forcing a crash-landed Alien to get a permit to crash. Can't find an affordable copy, only available at my college library.


    And, if I may go there briefly as another historian, you cannot legally purchase an assault rifle unless it was made pre-1984 or so, and not without great difficulty. What that guy bought was a Semi-automatic rifle that just looks scary, and really has no difference from anything made with wood mounted on a redneck's truck. As a gun owner who doesn't live on the relatively safe coasts, I would like to also point out that there are still a lot of nasty critters in the Midwest/southwest/south that can flat out fucking kill you. Finally, I'd like to add that the 2nd amendment was very important to the success of the civil rights movement, so I don't agree that it was useless after the civil war. Also for you: http://www.cracked.com/article_20396_5- ... -guns.html

    Does anyone actually click posted links/stories/videos on forums, facebook, in a chat, or just ignore it/skim it?
     
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  4. Longo_2_guns

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    Okay, true. I used assault rifle very liberally (both for ease of explanation and politically). What he had was a civilian version of an assault rifle, which is a pretty common thing, but the rate of fire and magazine size definitely helped. Now, I get the need for guns in general, but my big issue with most modern weapons, even the ones anyone can buy, is that the amount of rounds you can fire is just insane. So at the very least, magazine bans is a no-brainer. While it's still possible to kill a shitload of people with just ten round magazines (ie Virginia Tech), it takes way longer. Cho was active for a full 45 minutes, and Adam Lanza was able to kill the same amount of people in 5. So while I get the need for guns, there's still a need for restrictions.

    Anyway, I'll leave it at that. We can start a new thread if you want to discuss it more. Someone else can answer your question, to keep things fresh.
     
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  5. Colin_B

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    If it's from a reputable site or is a news article that catches my interest I'll click it and either read it in it's entirety or skim it. Most of the stuff some of my friends on Facebook post however I skim past since it's usually dumb stuff.
     
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  6. Bretimus_v2

    Bretimus_v2 So tired.

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    Where is your question Lethean? Don't stop the train.
     
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  7. Eyebrowsbv31

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    HE STOPPED THE TRAIN. Damn Hippy.

    I'll get it back on!
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    What do you hope to get for Christmas/Festivus/other made up the hells?
     
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  8. Master_Craig

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    That Seinfield Festivus reference is incredible.

    I have no idea what I want for Christmas. My birthday is coming up soon too (the 30th of December) so... there's Christmas, then my birthday. Double the gifts! Sort of.

    When I was a kid, I loved this time of year and easily I would have answered the question with "<insert latest AAA game here>" but nowadays, as an old fart, I dunno. Cash would be nice, gift cards would be nice too.

    I saw a really cool blender on special the other day. I got excited at the prospect of buying it. I could make some sweet breakfast with that thing.

    I'd love to get a mini Nintendo. I tried to buy one myself, but they were impossible to claim... online retailers would truthfully sell out as soon as they went on sale. :(

    I'm absolutely dreaming here, but getting a new graphics card would be cool too (I've still yet to purchase a GTX 1060 like I keep telling myself)... or a Playstation VR. Maybe a PS4 Pro. Those are quite expensive for a gift though, too expensive really. I'm not expecting any of my friends or family to get me that.

    My question:

    Do you have any plans for New Year's Eve, 2016? And what did you do for New Year's Eve, 2015?
     
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  9. WickedLiquid

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    Last year the gf and I decided to do the one thing I've never done for NYE; go downtown to Nathan Philips Square and ring in the new year with fireworks. They do it every year in Toronto and I've lived here practically my whole life so it was about time.

    We got a hotel close by so we didn't have to mission it home afterwards. We went all out and got a fancy suite at the Intercontinental and had champagne in the hot tub when we got back.

    This year though we're going to keep it low key and just stay in. We're tight for money and she'd rather go all out for my birthday which is the 13th of January when we'll be a bit better financially. We booked two nights at the Hilton in Niagra falls :)





    Question!
    Desert Island time. What 3 video games would you take if you were stranded on a deserted island for 5 years?
     
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  10. cyberjim2000

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    Depends do we have internet access from the island? Elite Dangerous, Mount and Blade: Whatever, and maybe a modded Minecraft.

    If you could access one site forever while others go down. What site would it be?
     
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  11. MattAY

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    Pornhub joke?
    Loyalty and go with the GR website?

    NAH!! In all honesty, probably google Maps? That count? That shit is helpful.

    What was the best party you have ever been to (that you remembr haha)!?
     
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  12. Master_Craig

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    The best party I've ever been to would probably be the one where I recall having the most fun... probably my friend's wedding, earlier this year.

    One of my closest friends got married to his university sweet heart, earlier this year in June. They've been together for about eight years now and recently sealed the deal.

    The wedding started at about 1 PM and we didn't leave until about 10 PM. We would have stayed longer, but the wedding was held in a location where you can only arrive by boat, and the last boats were leaving at about 10:30 PM.

    It was really fun to see all my close friends again. My mates my senior years of high school, who I went to university with, are my closest of friends. They're the kind of friends that if I don't see for a long time then suddenly hang out, we catch up like it was only just yesterday. Some of said friends live down south in other states, so it was great to see them all again and spend the day together drinking and eating good food. Some of my friends who I haven't seen in a long time got to meet my partner for the first time and they got along really well.

    That's the best party I've ever been to.

    My question. What was the WORST party you've ever been to and why?
     
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  13. Bretimus_v2

    Bretimus_v2 So tired.

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    Easy. my seventeenth birthday. I had just got my first decent car. I had just started dating a girl a couple weeks before. All my friends come over for a BBQ, to hang out and play pool. She comes to the party with all her friends too. It was fifteen or so people...and right before we cut the cake she says over the music, "Brett I hate to do this to you especially on your birthday, but I think we should stop dating before we get too serious. I really like your friend." I stare blankly at her thinking that it was a bad joke and then she, her three friends and my friend quickly grab their things and leave. FML.

    What was the best instant karma you've ever seen?
     
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  14. Master_Craig

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    I'll let somebody else answer your question but in response to this...

    God bloody damn it. :/
     
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  15. WickedLiquid

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    And thus Brett learned the true meaning of Bros before hoes.

    Wait... your friend left too????

    NOTHING MAKES SENSE!


    Anyways one moring my jeep was out of commission. It needed a new starter but I didn't have time to get it fixed since I had to get to get to work. It was absolutely freezing outside but I called in to say I'll be late and I braved the cold and took the bus and then the subway to work. Right outside the subway station is a Tim Hortons so I grabbed a hot coffee to help with the 15 min walk from the subway to my work.

    As I got out of the station there was a homeless man wrapped in blankets begging for change. I felt bad so I just handed him my coffee which I hadn't opened yet.

    I said "I hope you like double double" and he replied "bless you."

    So anyway I begin my walk to work when some lady stops me. Her face is covered with a scarf due to the cold and says that was the nicest thing she's ever seen anyone do. She's walking the same direction as me so I explain to her how I'm late for work because my jeep broke down. But when I saw the homeless guy I realized my problems weren't so bad because I had a job and a roof over my head.

    She was in amazement and when I get to work we're both surprised to see we work at the same place. She removes her scarf and revwals her face and I realize she's actually an author and one of our clients at Harper Collins.

    My boss walks by and notices I'm an hour late for work. He's about to rip me a new one when the author says glowing things about me and my boss does a 180. Not only do I not get chewed out for being late but my boss actually considered me for a promotion which I got a few months later.



    Question!
    Have you finished all your Christmas shopping? If not what do you still need to buy and if yes what did you buy?
     
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  16. Longo_2_guns

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    Yes and no.

    I still have a few gifts to get for a couple Secret Santa's I'm in, because I'm lazy as shit.

    But for my family, I got them all coloring books with swear words in them. I thought it was funny, and I have a big family so the fact that they were cheap was good for me.


    What kind of food do you usually eat on Christmas?
     
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  17. Sourdeez

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    My family would have a "pick your favorite" meal in which you pick your favorite food and then eat it throughout the night. My older sister liked mash potatoes, my twin sister likes those little hotdogs wrapped in bacon. I always chose beef roast with gravy.

    This year I am spending my christmas with my girlfriend only. We both work christmas eve and she doesn't get home till after midnight but I am going to surprise her with 100 korean chicken wings. She likes the idea of a Japanese couple's christmas but hates KFC.




    What was the one video game you regret purchasing most?
     
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  18. Master_Craig

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    No Man's Sky.

    I bought No Man's Sky off the Playstation Network due to an early release, cost about $79 AUD (around $57 USD) which is pretty standard in Australia. I spent the next... maybe two weeks playing it, not non-stop, but when I could.

    I liked it at first but quite quickly, the flaws of the game became too big to ignore. I found that playing No Man's Sky felt like a massive chore and it was incredibly repetitive. I wanted to enjoy it and I tried to, I thought forcing myself to play would make me like it, but alas, I didn't.

    We heard players in other countries were getting refunds for No Man's Sky, but Playstation Australia flat out refused to give refunds.

    Wasted $79 that I'll never get back. My fault for buying a game without waiting for reviews or/and buying a physical copy from somewhere like EB Games, with the possibility of returning.

    My question - Since Christmas is coming up, here's a materialistic question, or perhaps two. What was the best Christmas present you've ever received... and what was the worst Christmas gift you've received?
     
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    Edit: got ninja'd.

    Some awesome stories in here.

    There's a few answers to this question. On one hand, there's The Elder Scrolls Online. I knew it was bad. I played the beta, I saw how awful it was, and I fully knew better than to buy the full game...but I did it anyway. It's just not fun or enjoyable in any way once you've gotten past the novelty. It's just a crappy MMO with "The Elder Scrolls" in the title.

    On the other hand, although not so much regretful as disappointing, there's The Last of Us. I'd been with Naughty Dog since Crash Bandicoot. Bought and loved every game of theirs up until that point, and it was one of those games that I pop in right after I get home from the store, then slowly but surely realize that I'm worse off for it. It wasn't a complete loss, though. My brother actually had a lot of fun with it, and I even enjoyed watching him play through the story and multiplayer, but you couldn't pay me to have to do it myself.



    Here's a question that's been on my mind ever since I bought a Squatty Potty: do you wipe front to back, or back to front? Do you stand and reach between your legs, or sit and reach around?
     
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    Whichever works, sitting.
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    In RPG's (considering we're all mostly dudes except Longo who is a shaved, timeless aged grandma lesbian Getty Lee), do you prefer to play as a male or female, and which first, Human/Elf/Creature?
     
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