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    Ask the person below you ANYTHING

    Rock. Strawberry or grape jelly?
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    Steam Username

    C00Kieslast I looked, it was about 4 people down the list, picture is the same as this one for the forums Should we maybe look into making a private steam group so that we can find each other easier? I can make it and add everyone if we want one. Not sure if I got the right COOKies... I thought it was the same image, but on second glance it wasn't... so you may or may not have a friend request from me.
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    Steam Group

    Hijacked my thread to find folks on Steam and put up your own thread about it! Thief! THIEF! Lol!!!!
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    Gun control

    This is a copy and paste of a note I put on facebook a few nights back. This pretty much sums up my feelings on the issue: "I had an interesting experience the other night that I would like to share. I know my friends are largely of the same mindset that I am: guns are a good thing, and even though they are occasionally used by criminals for illicit or immoral purposes, they shouldn't be banned entirely for any number of reasons. I know that some of my friends and family do not feel that way. Whatever your feelings are, please keep an open mind as you read this. My experience is this: A few nights ago, my middle daughter woke me up knocking at my bedroom door. "Daddy, Aurora (my oldest, 13 years old) heard the garage door banging and thinks someone is trying to get in, she's hiding in the bathroom." I knew that it was a somewhat windy night, and chances were that it was just wind rattling the door. Nevertheless, I hopped up and pulled on a pair of shorts to go check. I then opened the closet door and grabbed my pistol. I told the children to stay there, close to my room, and the oldest in the bathroom (where she felt safe) and I went through the house. I wasn't being all 'tactical', I wasn't 'pieing off' corners or conducting room 'take downs'. I simply walked from room to room, checked it visually for several seconds, and moved on. I went to the interior entry into the garage, and turned the light on. The door was secure, and didn't appear to have been tampered with. I went out the front door, into the yard. I checked the yard area, checked the garage door, and checked up and down the street for anyone who might have been on foot. I saw nothing. I felt the wind gusting around. I heard the garage door rattle in the wind. When I walked back into the house, the girls were standing in the front hallway watching me. They were no longer scared. They were no longer in fear that someone might get in and hurt them. Partly because of the idea that "daddy went and checked, and nothing is there" but partly I'm sure because they saw that I was armed with a firearm and that in the offhand chance that someone WAS in our house I and my pistol could have stopped them before they had a chance to offer harm to my family. I began thinking about a story the children had relayed to me about an attempt that an unknown person made to try and force entry into their mother's home. The girls told me that on an otherwise unremarkable evening after dark their mother went into the room of their home where the back door is located. She saw a man standing outside the door, looking in. He saw her. He reached for the door. It was locked. He began banging on the door and trying to force it open. The girls' mother ran through the house passing at least a few of the children shouting for them to "run and hide" (at least according to what they tell me). She went to a distant room where she closed the door and locked it. She stayed there. The children were very afraid that night. They knew someone was trying to get into their home. Their mother, who did not have a weapon at the time, hid because she had no way to fight back against a potential intruder who was trying his best to break into the home using physical force; force that no doubt would have been used on them should he have gained entry. Fortunately, that man did not get in. He left, and the incident was over in no more than seconds. The girls, however, remember very clearly what happened. They remember that no one in their home had the physical means to stop that man should he have entered. They remember very clearly how scared they were. They know that the only thing that could have stopped that incident cold and not allowed it to move any further would have been a firearm. Since then, their mother went and purchased a pistol. She keeps it at her home. She has educated herself on its proper use. She has taken the only measure she sees fit to protect against future incidents of that type. The difference in the children between their fear the night a man tried to break into their mother's house versus the confidence in the firearm in my hand as I ensured that no one got into OUR home is clear. Yes, guns are used to commit violence justified by self defense and, very rarely in comparison, criminal acts. The difference between those two nights was a pistol in hand. What I would like someone to do is justify to my children why I as an American, as a homeowner and a father, should not be allowed to have any weapon that I deem fit, from the lowliest .22 caliber pistol to the most decked-out, tactical style AR15 (as commercially available in semi-automatic, not an illegal fully-automatic weapon), to protect them when the wind rattles the garage door or a man is staring us down through the back door trying to force it open with his shoulder. Tell my children why they can't have a measure of protection against those who would seek to harm them, who would clearly overpower them and do evil upon them. This is not an issue of what our present-day lawmakers determine of what our founding fathers meant when they wrote the constitution, the bill of rights, or any other document that protects our rights and freedoms and humans. This is an issue of my children knowing that they are safe from those who would see them come to harm. So to those of you who feel that no person ever needs a firearm and that they should be made illegal, or to those out there who feel that 'tactical' style weapons should be banned because they have the appearance, though lack functionality, of a "military grade" weapon, I beg you to step into those shoes; take a moment and consider the possibility that it may be YOUR door some man is staring through; consider that it might be your children waking you up at what they believe to be the sound of someone forcing your garage open; How do you protect yourself, protect your children, against that large, imposing man if you don't have a firearm? How do you make your children feel safe instead of cowering in a bathroom in fear, if you cannot stand up and confidently confront the percieved threat? Can you truly physically overpower him? Do you grab a kitchen knife to counter the knife he has in his pocket? Do you call 911 and wait the ten minutes for a policeman to arrive, cowering in a bathroom in fear, or in a closet trying not to breathe too loud so he doesn't hear you?" So yeah. Statistics be damned, whether for or against gun control. Tell me why I can't keep a gun to fight off some guy coming after my kids, should it happen.
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    Steam Username

    I found a way to change my username, so I swapped it over to PapaKhaz... since that's my username here. :P -11B
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    Planetside 2 Forums

    I completely agree @Kij421. I don't ever use them. Sometimes I get them as a result of questions on google searches, and I use it strictly like @Smithy says: only for info, nothing else. I don't even scroll through and read everything, I do a Ctrl+F find for the keywords I'm interested in and only read the pertinent info.
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    Ask the person below you ANYTHING

    Without hesitation. I hear they're pretty tasty. If you could kill any one person in the world without consequence, who would it be and why?
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    Can to many Browser Tabs slow down a computer?

    Yes it does. You can show them how much it uses. Start your task manager (ctrl + alt + del, click 'start task manager) and go to the 'processes' tab, and you can show them that each tab uses up memory. Usually it's in the neighborhood of 25 to 75 megs' worth of RAM per tab, depending on what it's having to display. Some of the problem might lie in other areas, though. Might want to do some very deep scanning for viruses, spyware, things like that. They are probably up to their eyeballs in malware that are slowing things down.
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    Violence and Censorship ?

    I don't think the key lies in censoring and banning that kind of film, or censoring out frames to reduce the amount of violence portrayed. The key lies in personal responsibility. As a father of 'tween' daughters (13, 12, and 10) I know that it's my responsibility to make sure that they mature into healthy adults. That means either A- not letting them watch things that I think may be violent because they may give the children a skewed view of what is acceptable, leading the child to go out and commit violent acts other than 'acceptable' use of violence in self defense or B- watch WITH them and ensure that they understand that what they see is FALSE, it is a STORY, and that use of violence in those manners is unacceptable. I am responsible for myself. I must abide by what is right and wrong and in accordance with law when it comes to use of guns, violence in general, what have you, that may be portrayed on TV or in movies in a different manner, and I must ensure that my children know the difference between right and wrong and understand that influences like TV, movies, the internet, are all fiction and that they realize what the consequences for choices they make, including trying to emulate what they see out there. That being said, my 13 and 12 year old don't like going to the firing range. They say it hurts their hands to shoot. My 10 year old, however, loves it, and she is at least somewhat knowledgeable in weapons care and use, including how to load and secure a magazine, chamber a round, safety on/off, fire, clear malfunctions, etc. She knows you don't point a gun at anything you don't want to kill. She has shot things and seen the damage that will be done. She does NOT, however, know where the gun box is in the house. She does NOT know where the key that unlocks that box is stored. That's MY responsibility as a gun owner. She has no business handling that firearm without close supervision, so therefor I ensure that she doesn't know how to get to it unless I get to it for her.
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    Random Thoughts Thread

    @renshank http://forum.flesheatingzipper.com/discussion/824/so-who-here-is-a-doomsday-prepper#latest
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    Gun control

    @renshank I don't know if there are any hard statistics out there for how many shootings have been prevented by armed bystanders... by the very nature that the crime was stopped before it had the opportunity to actually occur, we will never know which of those criminal activities would have resulted in nothing more than a guy holding a gun and shouting versus a guy using that gun.
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    Gun control

    Rob, I just want to take a sec to add something to your statement : Those guns are not limited by type, form, or function in any way and we are intended to have them for whatever purpose we see fit, insomuch as that purpose falls within the law or the spirit of the constitution. Part of a pretty intense debate I was having through a friend's facebook page with some other friend was about what exactly an "assault" weapon is. If you research the Federal Assault Weapons Ban that was instituted by Clinton in 1994 is disgustingly written. The most sickening aspect, to me, is that the way the law was written, the capability to actually perform as a military grade assault rifle is insignificant, only that the weapon in question have a similar cosmetic appearance to those rifles. The actual wording of that bill, H.R. 4296 (103rd): Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act, is this: a semiautomatic rifle that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine and has at least 2 of-- (i) a folding or telescoping stock; (ii) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon; (iii) a bayonet mount; (iv) a flash suppressor or threaded barrel designed to accommodate a flash suppressor; and (v) a grenade launcher; Is it just me, or is it not scary that regardless of capability to actually act as a military grade assault rifle some governmental poindexter can decide that, because they make rifles look 'meaner' or more 'aggressive', putting mods on any of a plethora of rifles available on the market today turns that rifle into an 'assault' rifle? In 1966 Charles Whitman used standard hunting rifles that do not in any way fit into the 'assault' category to kill 13 and wound 32 in a rampage that people still know about today. If having the above listed cosmetic or adaptable features is what makes an 'assault' weapon, then our grandads stormed the beaches of Normandy and took on entrenched Germans with batteries of artillery and heavily entrenched machine guns... with hunting rifles. Our forefathers threw off the yoke of oppression lain on them by the British crown and established this country and provided us the freedoms we enjoy today... with hunting rifles. There is so much focus being put on these 'assault' weapons when in all reality these perpetrators of recent mass shootings are committing these offenses with nothing more than standard rifles manufactured or aftermarket modified to look like stuff you see in movies and on video games. The functionality of military grade assault rifles does not, and can not, exist in those weapons. I personally find it despicable. Why don't we ban spoilers, turbo chargers, and low-profile tires on cars, since we all know those make people want to drive fast like racecar drivers and end up causing wrecks? The last time appearance was used to judge something as being dangerous (that I am aware of), people were jailed for the shapes of their heads through the study of phrenology. Is that really the kind of logic we want our lawmakers following in this age?
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    Random Thoughts Thread

    What is the fascination with you guys and dick punches?
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    Random Thoughts Thread

    When I was a little kid we lived a short trip from the Timberline Lodge, Mt Hood, Oregon, where my uncle worked as a chef. Used to go skiing there all the time. I didn't know it at the time but the building was used for shots from the Shining... now it creeps me out to think that I used to spend weekends and go skiing in the hotel where Jack tries to kill his wife and son... and that whole creepy scene with the blood and the elevator? Yeesh.
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    Well, there goes my night...

    That... was... totally... WICKED! OMG that was probably the best movie I've seen in years now... Acting, cinematography, plot (ohmyGOD did anyone else get totally sideswiped by those twists?), directing, and that musical score was just PERFECT!
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    Introduce Yourself!

    Sadly, Videodrome, no. The little town right off post here has a few small cajun-esque places but they aren't very good. One place does a decent muffeletta sandwich. Most of the eateries are just greasy-spoon type joints. Nothing worthwhile. There are some decent spots within a few hours drive, but for me personally they aren't worth the trip. I'm not a big cajun food guy. I'm an hour from Lake Charles, and my father-in-law drives 7 hours one way a couple of times a year to meet some buddies in his Honda Valkyrie Rider's club who live there and uses it as an excuse to load up on coolers full of boudin for him to eat. He picked up some boudin from a small mom-and-pop place here last time he came but he said it wasn't the greatest in his opinion (which is probably far more experienced a palate than mine).
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    Random Thoughts Thread

    Random thought: Long hallways scare me. Especially the kind with windowed doors at the very distant end and no lights on... you get the light reflecting off the surfaces of the walls and the floor between you and that far end. It's just creepy. Always makes me think of old-school mental institutions.
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    Gun control

    I've started seeing that stuff in several other areas, so I think he simply copied and pasted, not wrote it himself. I agree it gets less factual and quite a bit more 'preachy' there at the end. Your second point is a good one. I personally, having been both law enforcement and now military, do not believe that the government will flip a switch and suddenly jack-booted thugs will be patrolling the streets cinema style to take our guns and oppress the people. The guys who are the police and military are the ones who enjoy shooting and have lots of guns. They don't want to give theirs up anymore than the rest of us do. I know because I really like MY guns and wouldn't give them up, much less kick my way into people's homes to take theirs. What I AM concerned about is a gradual shift. If we start implementing strong, far-reaching gun control then my kids will grow up with the idea that all guns are bad and nobody should ever have them... then when that next generation takes over the seats of law enforcement and military, for them it is only a very small step to kicking in doors. So that's my concern. It's not going to happen overnight, but it lays the groundwork for what could happen within my lifetime. That scares me, for my kids and my (future) grandkids. I don't want any of them to live in oppression, and I truly and firmly believe that the 2nd amendment is NOT about protecting my right to hunt a deer, it is about protecting my descendants' futures from an oppressive government the likes of which our forefathers fought a war with in order to secure the freedoms they recognized but an oppressive government refused to. Will my having a semi-auto AR15 with a 'tactical' style foregrip and buttstock stop a US military soldier with the technology available to him in 25 years? No. But an armed populace will make the government stop and think before they issue those orders. It's a 'worst case' scenario, and it's a long way off... but our country became a country out of that very situation. Switzerland may simply be a more peaceful place. I can agree with that. Sometimes places are just nice and people just get along really well and there's little need for personal self defense. However, this ain't Switzerland. Empirical evidence has proven, time and again, in countries where strict, far-reaching and wide-encompassing gun control is implemented the only people who follow those new laws are the law abiding citizens and there is always a rise in crime by those who do not care about laws preying on those who follow the new laws. Look at Chicago, a city that implements very strict gun control: Chicago has some of the most strict gun control laws in the country, yet so far 446 children have been shot and killed this year alone. The average murder in Switzerland may have been committed with guns, but compare their number of murders per capita and it's easy to see that they have a very, very low rate of murder or violent crime. Unfortunately we'll never know if it's strictly because of widespread gun ownership and use or if it's just a really nice place and people get along. I can tell you that gun ownership does indeed lower violent crime rates. I know this from personal experience within my neighborhoods that I patrolled, in the instances where gun owners showed or even used guns in defense and word got out... suddenly those neighborhoods had less criminals rolling through, burglarizing homes or cars, etc. I know this at state and national levels based on report after report after report that are issued that directly and conclusively link gun restriction and gun ownership with crime rate. What I was muttering to myself from the start and I'm beginning to see coming to the surface more and more is this: It's not a gun control issue so much as it is an issue of our current recognition and treatment options available for people with mental instabilities. I read the very well written blog from a woman who is the mother of a violent child, and her struggles to care for him, to love him, and yet to seek the help she needs in order to keep his rages in check. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/16/i-am-adam-lanzas-mother-mental-illness-conversation_n_2311009.html) It really opens the eyes. I had to deal with these kinds of people in my time on patrol, the people who have mental problems that cause them to lash out and become violent, even though 30 minutes later they are lucid again and are weeping because they don't know why they went off like they did. I'm concerned for several reasons because of these recent attacks. I'm concerned because I don't want anyone to ever lose a child, much less to a murderous rage from a disgruntled person. I'm a father of 3 beautiful daughters, I could not begin to imagine how those families must feel. My heart truly bleeds for them. I pray for those children, I pray for the survivors. I'm concerned because I, right wrong or indifferent in the opinions of others and despite the fact that I have devoted my working career(s) to enforcing this government's rules and laws, I do truly fear for my safety when left in the hands of that government. The government is a collection of power handed out to powerful men. Power corrupts. Therefor government corrupts. It is a fact. It has happened to every single government that has ever come before. I am concerned because I do not want my government to take away my rights, little by little, and become the very same government that oppressed a people to such an end that those people took up arms and fought for independence and established their own country in order to be free of the shackles the corrupt government would see them in. Last but not least I'm concerned because we do have people who truly do need help and yet we can't get past the gun control debate to begin discussing what we can do for those people, how we can make sure they do not have the chance to commit some kind of atrocity like those we have seen in recent years, and yet care for them humanely and in a manner that does not leave them as a raving lunatic in an asylum, strapped into a straightjacket and medicated to the point of drooling in a corner for 18 hours a day. Now that I've had my pages-long rant, I'll step off the soapbox. :P -11B
  19. Just my $.02 here... The main thing I walk away with from that article is the quote from Instagram's blog saying the policy is to protect users and prevent spam... but bear in mind that things like EULA's, terms of service and privacy policies are NEVER intended to protect you as the user. They are there specifically and explicitly to protect the company who issued them against litigation from ANY 3rd party, including otherwise unsuspecting users who find themselves in situations they may not have specifically agreed to. This change to Instragram's policy agreement is protecting them against litigation for using your likeness or images without your knowledge or consent. It has nothing to do with protecting you from anyone.
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    Gun control

    This is straight up stolen from a buddy's facebook page. He is currently a Green Beret, and I attended the course with this guy. He is not a gun nut. He is a very conservative, Christian man. It sums it up pretty well. "Gun control" is not gun control... it's the first step in conquering a people. "A LITTLE GUN HISTORY In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. >From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated. China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million. You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information. Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens. Take note my fellow Americans, before it's too late! The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson. With guns, we are 'citizens'. Without them, we are 'subjects'. During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED! If you value your freedom, please spread this antigun-control message to all of your friends. SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN! SWITZERLAND'S GOVERNMENT TRAINS EVERY ADULT THEY ISSUE A RIFLE. SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!! IT'S A NO BRAINER! DON'T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW ABIDING CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET. Spread the word everywhere you can that you are a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment!"
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    FREE STATION CASH

    Not sure why it took so long to credit, but it applied the SC for Free Realms finally. Had to go as far as creating a character. It may have just been a bit of a system delay, not sure. Either way it's not like it hurts to just do a random character creation to get some free bucks. The total SC between the two games is still 170. -11B
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    FREE STATION CASH

    It appears that the Clone Wars link is good. I got 85 SC for doing it. Had to accept the EULA. The Free Realms one doesn't seem to work so far. I accepted the EULA and am currently running the download just to see if it's still going or not. I'll let everyone know. -11B
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    Introduce Yourself!

    I'm James. I'm in wonderful, beautiful, sunny Fort Polk Louisiana where the people are friendly and there's always very entertaining things to do with your time, of which the Army makes sure you have an overabundance to dispose of as you see fit. If you've ever had the wonder and joy of being assigned to this post, or coming through here on training, you know I'm lying my ass off right now.
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