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Comment Cannabis derivatives (Score 0) 232

If you want to outlaw pot, fine. But stop calling it Cannabis derivatives, the biggest one is probably Dihydrogen Monoxide (yes H2 fucking 0*), which has health advantages taken internally.

You want an easy high? Fine, Smoke some herb. You want medicine, go through birch, valerian root, Isolate it like a professional and call it what it is.

*Yes I did that on purpose.

Comment Arms (Score 2) 308

Does no one read the second amendment? Where does it say firearms? We have laws against switch blades, slung shot, and computer programs (now revoked due to first amendment stuff) and other "arms". Restrictions are all a joke going off of fear and often racism rather than what is logical and the best for society.

Comment Re:Basic Statistics (Score 2) 312

Honestly, of the different things I have studied all had jargon that could have been explained in simpler terms, often in shorter common words. So much of it is a wall to the "stupid" people and their understanding.

Other times there are specific concepts with only one word. These need to be simplified and taught to when it is being introduced in journals, but that would be work and very few people have been trained to speak to laymen.

Even within the sciences some shorthand jargon means one thing in chemistry and another in in biochemistry.

Comment Re:I won't be buying one... (Score 1) 632

Sorry, I am going to be a bit pedantic with your first sentence.

Yes and no. Ruger had a pistol that some yahoo was playing with loaded, hammer down. It was a single action revolver that while he was twirling it on his finger dropped it and shot his wife in the head. They recalled it and added an additional safety so that the only time it could discharge was when the hammer was pulled back. I believe that Smith and Wesson had a "Hammer the Hammer" campaign to prove their safety. Trigger guards and trigger pull are also part of the overall safety make up as are safeties to ensure a hammer doesn't fall on a round until a semi-auto's chamber is locked.

So yes the trigger block acts that way, but many firearms have several redundancies that fall under the heading safties.

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