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Because there will always be people who will improperly store guns either out of ignorance or sheer lack of not caring. You have to be sure kids understand the danger not to play with firearms but no one wants to actually try and do that, they would rather punish the negligence without doing anything that would help prevent a death should people continue to be negligent.

If the supreme court is in favor of loose guns everywhere, I guess that's the law of the land. But I also think such decisions can be challenged if people feel like safety is more important than the availability of unaccounted-for guns. The supreme court is an extension of the people, not some sacred foreign institution.

The supreme court decides if laws are constitutional or not. People have a right to keep and bear arms for self defense, doesn't matter how many people hate or like it. The constitution defends those rights of the people and the point is also to prevent tyranny of the majority such as banning a religion if people don't like or censoring peoples speech if they don't agree with them.

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The supreme court could very well decide that the "well-regulated militia" part was there for a reason and not just some filler. Or people could decide the constitution needs to rewritten.

It's almost adorable how Americans can't seem to understand that the constitution was written by people for the people, not handed down from the heavens. If the people living under the constitution want to change it, they have every right to do so.

The supreme court could very well decide that the "well-regulated militia" part was there for a reason and not just some filler. Or people could decide the constitution needs to rewritten.

Definition of a Militia: a military force that is raised from the civil population to supplement a regular army in an emergency.

US code definition:

**(a)**The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.

**(b)The classes of the militia are—(1)**the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and**(2)**the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.

Not only does the term militia mean a military force from the population (civilians) but the actual US codes defines the militia as being the people. The militia argument actually supports the rights of individuals to own guns because you need firearms to participate in a militia, organized or unorganized.

But, the supreme court has also thrown this argument out and said the right to own a gun is separate from being in a regulated militia also. It is an individual right. Period.

So with your logic should we just remove the first amendment if we can't stand a certain religion or what a group of people think? After all if a majority of the country hates something, surely we can violate the rights of those people and vote to outlaw them? Or, maybe consider, the entire point is to permanently protect these rights against people who want to take them away and control the citizenry.

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If you want to make an argument that anybody with a gun is a part of a well-regulated militia, then go ahead.

So with your logic should we just remove the first amendment if we can't stand a certain religion or what a group of people think?

Ummm. What?

I think you can't just wrap your head around the idea that society is made of people and those people can decide on the rules that govern them. That if the people don't like the laws, they are free to change them.

I don't know if you should remove any amendments, but I think the American people do have that right if they feel that way. If at some point Americans start to feel like the freedom of not being killed is more valuable than the freedom to kill others, I believe they have a right to change the laws. No matter what some dudes wrote 200 years ago or what a handful of judges decided at some point. The 350 million people of today are not bound by few men of the past if they so choose.

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There's also the passage where the disciples belive that a man was born blind because of something he had done in previous life:

I think it's one of the only instances where the Bible hints at reincarnation.

56 points · 2 days ago

I've always been fascinated by how these supposedly patriotic types were so willing import American nonsense.

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I found it amusing that there is this racist group in Finland called Soldiers of Odin. They are supposed to be super-patriots, but their group is named after a foreign god and in foreign language.

144 points · 2 days ago

I'm currently most optimistic about the German Wendlestein Stellerator.

At least in terms of more energy output than put in.

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Yeah, I don't know if it will proceed from the prototype stage, but I like how it looks like some manga doomsday machine.

ELI5 how are we containing such extreme temperature?

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The idea behind such reactors is to create a super strong magnetic field in a circular tube. That magnetic field keeps the fuel floating in the middle of the tube so it doesn't come in contact with any surrounding material.

Also the fuel is in very small amounts, maybe a few grams of gas, so while being extremely hot, it cools off very rapidly if the heating stops.

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I like the last pic where he's really shredding.

So Salvini's mission is to protect European borders, unless those borders are next to Russia.

I mean, HPK logo is just the same as the helmet of the Armored Brigade anyway.

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Are you referring to panssarikyrpä and the hockey knight?

Yes and yes. Obviously they are not 1:1 but knight's helmets anyway.

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Which probably has more to do with the castle than with each other.

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is he talking about the card game?

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He's probably blessed that his Fiat Uno still runs.

-10 points · 3 days ago · edited 3 days ago

There is no proof. The source is "estimating it". Probably using twitter posts or something else stupid.

These naysayers have continually said tesla was days from failure/bankruptcy and nothing failed, nothing went bankrupt. They just spread lies over and over again to try to back up their short positions.

They lie once and you print it, shame on them.
They lie hundreds of times and you print it every time, shame on you.

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Are you a Tesla investor or why are you so upset?

Because it is silly to watch a company making good products be threatened by short sellers. We need regulations to prevent this bullshit.

It is one thing to watch a company fail on its own, it is another to watch it fail because people betting against it put out tons of false information to try to cut a business off from sources of capital.

It is just more of the same corrupt wall street practices that harms regular people. This company employed 10s of thousands of people and asshole investors are trying to make them all unemployed to make a quick but shorting stock.

Also if you have a 401k, you probably have some kind of investment in tesla.

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So you are actually proposing that the media not be allowed to publish negative news/analysis on companies in order to protect stock prices? If a company is in trouble, you couldn't report on it so it doesn't hurt the company further?

Do you think the general public should only get news through the company's own PR?

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214 points · 4 days ago

Rodrygo was very slightly more expensive than Vinicius, wasn't he?

We've reached peak FM and spending money only on wonderkids.

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We've reached peak FM and spending money only on wonderkids.

I think Real is just trying not to miss the next Neymar this time.

Big budget Stalker 2.

I guess without the original studio head, as he seems to fuck up everything.

6.7k points · 4 days ago · edited 3 days ago

Political career simulator, where you start running for like the school board and try to rise through the ranks to become president.

Edit: If any of you folks below are seriously interested in working on this idea, PM me, I would love to help out in any way I can.

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Anybody remember Republic? It was supposed to be the greatest game of all time from this young whiz kid from Bullfrog.

Turns out Molyneux' protege was very much like his mentor.

That's such a nice board. Too bad it's so pricey.

Original Poster3 points · 4 days ago

Pretty cheap for a custom 1800 compared to the small assortment to choose from atm. $280 for the kit.

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Well, it's certainly not cheap. Throw in some switches and caps and you are in $400-500 territory. That's quite a lot for a keyboard.

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You relax in the sauna, you cool off outside.

A bit weird the floor doesn't have one of those metal plates to catch all the embers flying out when you open the hatch.

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