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Comment Re:Judging by the story so far... (Score 1) 367

Bullshit. Who else sets it? If morality is whatever each individual decides for themselves then, in fact, it does not exist at all. Morality is a judgment made by society. A person is considered moral if they do such and such or immoral if they do this or that. People do in fact judge people all the time. Today it is considered immoral for an adult to have sex with a 13 year old. Want to bet that one day, maybe sooner than you think, it will be okay with society?

Comment Re:Judging by the story so far... (Score 4, Insightful) 367

Morality is set by society. It is still considered immoral to cheat on your spouse. You know, the person you swore to be true to. Lying and cheating are still considered by most people to be bad things. You may feel that it's okay to cheat on your family and lie to them but the rest of us consider you a piece of shit if you get caught.

Comment Re:Unfortunately (Score 1) 467

If he turns and runs before I get the weapon fully up and, certainly not. At that point I'd consider the confrontation over. How likely is that though? Far more likely is that he'd try to shoot first. I'd never try to run from a guy with a gun. That's just stupid. No one can outrun a bullet.

Comment Re:These companies keep giving us reasons (Score 1, Insightful) 388

The simplest thing is to use something like a Raspberry Pi for torrents and such. As a bonus you can leave it up 24/7 as it uses only a tiny amount of electricity. For my banking and the like I have a laptop that runs linux from a CD. I'd never use Windows for anything I was worried about being seen as it's designed to be backdoored for ages now. They can watch me play games all that they want.

Comment Re:Unfortunately (Score 1) 467

Didn't say that, I said I'm not pulling it unless I have to. And if I have to it's because I'm in dire, immediate danger. It's not going to be something I have trouble explaining to the cops. Just because a group of thugs comes up and starts hassling me isn't a reason to pull. When they pull a gun and threaten me I'm going to shoot them. The gun is coming out and the bullets are going downrange.

Comment Re:Unfortunately (Score 1) 467

I know it happens but honestly I would like to see a link to your study. I'm thinking it doesn't happen all that often. I know if I pull a weapon someone is getting shot. I'm not pulling it unless I have to and once it's out I'm not playing or threatening with it, it's business time. Brandishing a weapon that you're not committed to using is a good way to get killed.

Comment Re:Unfortunately (Score 4, Interesting) 467

A lot of truth in that. Handing untrained people a gun is a good way to have a mess. It takes a lot of training to teach a person to handle a gun in a crisis situation. Most people get excited and snatch the trigger spraying bullets around and hitting everything except what they're aiming at. It's amazing how many shots get fired with no one getting hit. This video is a good example, lots of shots and no one hit. All at almost point blank range too.

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