Post a video, present me a POV!

CptDomano wrote:

That's a hell of a post, Jayhawker. Thanks for sharing it. I know it's an argue thread, but man...I don't have anything to argue here.

The video really speaks for itself.

I'm less concerned with the laws than I am with the NRA's desire to market gun ownership as awesome instead of being a prime force in teaching people what the consequences of gun ownership means.

I appreciated this attempt to get across that buying a gun means increasing the danger that you or someone you love will die by a gunshot. For 99% of people, they aren't safer, they are at greater risk.

On the plus side, gun ownership is decreasing. The problem is, that has just made the NRA work harder to promote gun ownership to people that do not need them.

Dried mealworms with BBQ flavoring are *fantastic*. Like miniature healthy Chee-tos. I just wish they didn't come in tiny expensive novelty packs...

Robear wrote:

Dried mealworms with BBQ flavoring are *fantastic*. Like miniature healthy Chee-tos. I just wish they didn't come in tiny expensive novelty packs...

Dried mealworms in bulk. Under $7/lb, so not too dissimilar in price to grocery store proteins, like chicken breasts...

Making a BBQ spice to mix in can't be too difficult.

Um, thanks Jonman, but I don't think those are human-grade... Best price I've found is about $21.50 shipped for 2 ounces (56 grams). That's a bit more than I can afford right now.

Robear wrote:

Um, thanks Jonman, but I don't think those are human-grade... Best price I've found is about $21.50 shipped for 2 ounces (56 grams). That's a bit more than I can afford right now. :-(

You might say his suggestion was for the birds!

Robear wrote:

Um, thanks Jonman, but I don't think those are human-grade... Best price I've found is about $21.50 shipped for 2 ounces (56 grams). That's a bit more than I can afford right now. :-(

You figure there are grades of bug? (Not being sarcastic.) I'm guessing there are price-points for bugs, but I'd bet they're mighty similar products.

Well, for example, for human consumption you usually have to purge the bugs without food for a few days (with similar effects to deveining shrimp). There's also a difference in the food they are given, as that can affect the taste. Then, you have to ensure that no problem bacteria or viruses have made their way into the product.

Those are three things you probably would not care about if you're selling to birds....

SpacePPoliceman wrote:
complexmath wrote:

The only bugs I'll eat are enormous and live in the ocean. You can keep all the creepy little dirt bugs, thankyouverymuch.

I've found myself craving a crawfish boil recently, which, in a land-locked western desert state, is not the easiest craving to fulfill.

Craving for giant scorpions, on the other hand...

How Anti-Vaxxers Sound to Normal People

How Climate Change Deniers Sound to Normal People

How Homophobia Sounds to Normal People

Houston, ladies and gentlemen!

Apparently these two have a history - the woman was fired from her teaching position in 2014 due to bigoted remarks she made against Muslims on a community access cable show. The man was one of the people who helped get her fired. So the producer who put these two across from each other in studio with a camera in front of them was pulling some real Jerry Springer sh*t here.

OG_slinger wrote:

Those sons of bitches are making it so lenders can't use fraudulent paperwork and lending guidelines to approve you. What kind of commie crap is that.

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It's really weird that Weird Al is back and making social commentary again. I'm playing a Fallout game and being amused by Weird Al.

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Also, why are 95% of the memes for that line from the scene when he first emerges in the house and is excited that he's back?

Heh, my brain kept reading the red dot as a hyphen, leaving me to wonder what "Satan-Hail" was.

Farscry wrote:

Heh, my brain kept reading the red dot as a hyphen, leaving me to wonder what "Satan-Hail" was. ;)

Fire and brimstone, obviously.

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Crime and Outrage

All The GOP Anti-Climate Change Arguments And Why They're Wrong

I couldn't make it past a minute in that video. The stupid was just too intense.

Is Football Too Dangerous for Kids? Doctors Say "Yes"

I think we have a better chance of passing stringent gun control laws than we do of banning football.

Farscry wrote:

I think we have a better chance of passing stringent gun control laws than we do of banning football.

Which is hilarious, given how much people are willing to fight against things like vaccinations. Surprise, your kids taking repeated blows the head is not a great idea while they're growing and learning? What's that? You don't care? Oh.... but... this could damage your kid for life. What's that? Football is fun? I mean, yeah, but... oh god, here come the torches and pitchforks.

Farscry wrote:

I think we have a better chance of passing stringent gun control laws than we do of banning football.

This is sadly true. I've grown up with football being part of my life forever. Watched as a kid, played it all the way until my junior year of college. I'm positive that a lot of my anxiety issues (which started during college) are a result of playing football. Watching all these high school kids dying this year has been so sad. Especially when the parents memorialize them with platitudes like, "He died doing what he loved" and the picture in his obituary or online memorial is a picture of him in football gear. He didn't have to die. We really should be having that discussion as a country. It's senseless.

I don't think football will need to be banned, honestly. I think there is already a movement among parents, including those that played football, to keep their kids from playing the sport. I fully expect it to become a minor sport within my lifetime.

At some point, high schools will begin dropping the sport, and it will gain momentum from there.

Jayhawker wrote:

I don't think football will need to be banned, honestly. I think there is already a movement among parents, including those that played football, to keep their kids from playing the sport. I fully expect it to become a minor sport within my lifetime.

At some point, high schools will begin dropping the sport, and it will gain momentum from there.

I hope that's true. I don't want football to go away, but basketball is great and soccer is fine and I'd rather live in a world without football than watch children die needlessly so some small percentage of them can make it to college and the NFL and suffer longer for my amusement.

Demosthenes wrote:
Farscry wrote:

I think we have a better chance of passing stringent gun control laws than we do of banning football.

Which is hilarious, given how much people are willing to fight against things like vaccinations. Surprise, your kids taking repeated blows the head is not a great idea while they're growing and learning? What's that? You don't care? Oh.... but... this could damage your kid for life. What's that? Football is fun? I mean, yeah, but... oh god, here come the torches and pitchforks.

The Deadliest High School Sports

Should we ban basketball, too? It's has a very close fatality rate to football, at. .76 per 100K to football's .81 per 100K. And those are just 4th and fifth most dangerous high school sports, according to data from 1982 to 2011. Boy's softball (2.89), Boy's water Polo (1.06) are worse, and Boy's gymnastics (95). Cheerleading is worse than any sport.

Hockey and Soccer have fatality rates of .48 and .45, are those below the threshold? Maybe we should stop promoting sports in high school altogether.

Personally, I don't find the fatality rates alarming. I think they are worth looking at in order to continue to make sports safer.

The problem with football is different. NFL players are suffering not just from the abuse at the pro level, but from decades of abuse to their heads. Of the one million students playing high school football, less than 10% go on to the next level. And the number shrink dramatically when you look at the number of NFL football players.

The worry is less about what will happen in high school, and more about what will happen to our children if they are good enough to keep playing. I have my doubts that concussion protocol is enough to keep our brains safe from years of pointing, but things have improved.