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Oedipus Wreckx-n-Effect

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    General news thread

    More Strava news. My question is... 5 bikes stolen? After the FIRST I'd be far more vigilant. Oh, but then I noticed that it's in the UK. Aka crime island. It's probably illegal to lock up your garage at night, in case someone needs to borrow a bike or car or wife or something. https://road.cc/content/news/248798-cyclist-who-had-five-bikes-stolen-says-thieves-are-looking-quick-times-strava Crime & Legal Cyclist who had five bikes stolen says thieves are looking for quick times on Strava to try and find high-end bikes – warns other users to check their privacy settings
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    General cars and vehicles thread.

    I'm glad I found this. Fuck the Cayenne.
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    United States Gun Control Megathread

    Agreed. The timing is just a little too convenient for my taste.
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    Designing A Rifle From Scratch(ish)

    I'd purchase a subscription.
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    General news thread

    Honestly, seatbelts are the best thing you can do. There's been 450 deaths so far this year on the highway I take to work. I drive it every morning.
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    General news thread

    Now this is interesting. See, we have had politicians try to use mandatory mental health screenings as basis for removing second amendment rights from individuals. It was met with obvious scorn. If the French government did this with transportation I'm sure it would be also met with much scorn. This is a good connection we can see culturally.
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    General news thread

    It's absolutely true that mental health in this country is stigmatized. I imagine it's a result of extreme pressures to fit in culturally. The US was the "melting pot". People came here and Americanized their last names. Look at swarzenagers picture he took when he got his citizenship. Even relatively recently Mexican Americans follow this same American pride formula. I'm sure having a mental issue wasn't something that lended itself to this dream of being an American and blending in to the greatest country on Earth.
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    General news thread

    By definition, sadly, it does. Because depending on party power structure the time, job security could be at stake.
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    General news thread

    Do you understand what a failure mode analysis is? You build a perfect system but you still need to know what happens if it fails. All I'm saying is that if this system fails (worst case), and is corrupted by a regime that does not fall in line with your best interests, then what? I know you have trust in the system. That's not what I question. I question whether or not a worst case failure analysis was done. Because if it was, the system would at the least have some sort of checks/balances. And if the risk assessment done properly then the system would not ever be brought online Subjective approaches like this are fine until they suddenly get turned on you. What if tomorrow, this government says that your contributions to this forum are Haram? Then you get evaluated, as per the law. And they find you unfit. And thus you get put on a list. You could lose your job due to societal pressures. Etc etc. It's just a risk measure we as Americans no do not accept.
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    General news thread

    Justice? It's the government, man. The government decided, by virtue of committee, that what you said is badspeak. And thus the government assigns a government sponsored psychiatrist to assess you in a government controlled setting. Under the evaluation, you are deemed either fit or not. There is so much subjectivity in this course and law that it is absolutely impossible to NOT make comparisons to dystopian fiction.
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    General news thread

    Yeah, it's ok because it's just the law. Makes perfect sense, Because law is perfect. The issue I have is that a government can force a psych eval. There is literally no guarantee that this eval will be nonbiased. I can imagine how our radical left would weaponize that shit at the drop of a hat. It's a wet dream for them. Especially given that psychology as a soft science exists in an academic vacuum. They wouldn't bring small business owner psychiatrists into the fray, that's for sure. So yes it's the law but it's a fuckin stupid law.
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    Designing A Rifle From Scratch(ish)

    I'd you make it look like a high point PCC you win the day.
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    General news thread

    EuRopE hAs FrEeDoM oF sPeEcH u GuIs
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    Terror Attacks and Active Shooter Events Thread

    A rare case of a woman shooter. Interesting.
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    Designing A Rifle From Scratch(ish)

    Nice. I'm excited to see where this goes, despite my idiotic jokes and rambling.
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    Designing A Rifle From Scratch(ish)

    Did you start with a sketch or jump right into stiffwerks??
  17. https://www.texastribune.org/2013/07/24/city-el-paso-lacks-voice-hispanic-caucus/ Paso Lawmaker Can't Join Hispanic Caucus; Some Seek Rule Change Despite representing a district whose constituents are overwhelmingly Hispanic, U.S. Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, D-El Paso, is ineligible for membership in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Some say that should change.
  18. Look no further. https://www.opensecrets.org/members-of-congress/summary?cid=N00033540 Beto has raised over 23 million and spent 9 million. The contributors are quite interesting. https://www.opensecrets.org/members-of-congress/summary?cid=N00033085 Cruz's profile includes a lot of the 2016 presidential campaign money so it's harder to see what he's raised just on this Senate race.
  19. I'd be very interested in seeing how much money Beto has spent vs Cruz.
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    Designing A Rifle From Scratch(ish)

    You're missing the tubular magazine. This is gonna be a thuddy thuddy right?
  21. What do you mean, Mexicans won't rally behind this man? He's part of the super wealthy Irish population in El Paso, Texas. And both light skinned AND dark skinned Mexicans can't stand those people. Source: I dated an irish girl from el paso for four years.
  22. Yeah but you really can't trust any polls.
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    Designing A Rifle From Scratch(ish)

    5.56mm is too small for most north American game. I don't see a stripper clip guide in that drawing. What type of wood will you go with? I think if you put a forward mounted optic on it and kept throwing bolt and ejection path free that would work best. Tell me, will the design be compatible with our previously existing saddle mounted rifle scabbards?
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