Tyzack

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About Tyzack

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    Purity Of Essence
  • Birthday December 3

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    Boston
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    Travel, running, hiking, reading, learning.
  1. NFL Discussion

    Patriots. It's honestly kinda boring being a Pats fan these days. There are one, maybe two competitive games a year.
  2. NFL Discussion

    Well, the Bills made the playoffs?
  3. Cats are better pets than dogs

    Different, not better or worse. In an ideal world, I'd have both.
  4. Hey everyone- I know the sites been online for over a month for staff, and a few weeks for beta testers, and a few days for everyone else so I wanted to take some time to welcome everyone back. Welcome back! A few things: 1.) Please refresh your knowledge of the CoC, which can be found here: 2.) This is currently a politics heavy board, though it doesn't have to be. We can debate and discuss anything. Welcome back, have fun, be respectful and maybe try to use this space to learn about yourself and others. -Tyzack
  5. More mass shootings...

    Yeah, I'm gonna split it.
  6. More mass shootings...

    In a completely abstract scenerio, sure, resource control is at the core of most conflicts since we dropped from the trees, and even before then. I don't see you point. In reality, no, I wouldn't fight a war for food or water; a) i'm pretty sure i'm too old to join, b) we have a military for that, so I don't need to fight, but that's clearly not what you're getting at. What are you getting at? Some people see weapons as a necessity. To defend their lives and their property. Just as important as food to their survival. Oh, that's a completely different question. Living in a modern society I don't have to fight for resources. I buy them, I guess, in a way, that is fighting, but it's not kenetic. I wouldn't "punch" someone over an avacado, if that's what you're getting at? Though, of course, I believe that in a modern society (i guess i should refine to that urban for reasons which will come later), I don't believe that induviduals need a gun, but that doesn't mean that I think that all guns should be banned. Some friends of mine just moved from rural VT (they had riffles for hunting) to South Carolina, and, apparently, since they're on a barrier island, or something, it takes police > 45 mintes to get there, and, because of that, break ins and petty theft are common in their new neighborhood... Now we can have discussion about police funding - clearly there should be a precinct office on the island, or the economic situations in the area which drive so many people to petty (or not so petty) theft, or the escalating effect that if theives now their targets will be armed, they're more likely to be armed, thereby increasing the chances of a gun-related death, or that the penatly for theft (petty or not) is not death (and hasn't been for over a century)...or any number of other things...but...those are long-lasting poltiical discussions which do nothing to protect my friends or their kids, so they bought a set of hand guns... I guess, to be more accurate, I'm not against guns; i'm against the current gun culture, if that makes sense. If the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail; if the only tool you have is a gun, everything looks like a target... I'm basically saying "Maybe we try a screwdriver, or wood glue, or an adhesive, or..."
  7. More mass shootings...

    In a completely abstract scenerio, sure, resource control is at the core of most conflicts since we dropped from the trees, and even before then. I don't see you point. In reality, no, I wouldn't fight a war for food or water; a) i'm pretty sure i'm too old to join, b) we have a military for that, so I don't need to fight, but that's clearly not what you're getting at. What are you getting at?
  8. Big Tech Monopolies

    I was against this merger when it was assumed to happen, because I don't believe that it consoledation helps consumers (it's grey, everything is), but I feel that, in general, the DoJ has been too soft on monopolies, in general. So I want it not to be approved, but not for the reasons stated in the article? Which I don't really believe anyway.
  9. More mass shootings...

    I think I saw you say something like this before. I'm confused as to why you keep comparing the two. The civil war was fought over the right to own people; "We cannot have one nation, half slave and half free." I understand taking uncompromising position on owning people, well, I don't because I reject the notion of owning people, but, whatever. I don't understand fighting a war over whether or not people have the right to own a, well, I guess, non-sentient object, would be the best way to put it. I wouldn't fight a war over a hammer, or a drill, or an axe.
  10. More mass shootings...

    Why do you think I just go to gun ranges? All the fun, none of the hassel!
  11. More mass shootings...

    ^^ But even that won't pass because litterally any policy short of "Passing a law requiring all citizens to own guns" is opposed by the NRA/gun-loving right.
  12. More mass shootings...

    Because neither side can tolerate the other. Because Nolder thinks a civil war is inevitable? Pretty much. Prepare yourselves accordingly. I disagree with your statement. Owning a gun, or the right to own a gun, is nothing like owning a person, or having a right to own a person. No one is seriously talking about repealing the second amdenment (though i'd love to see polling on that; probably... 20% population would support it, 80% of democrats? Just pulling those numbers out of the air, but, anyway)...people on the left are talking about way to reduce, control, or license access to gun. I have nothing against guns - I enjoy going to the firing range as much as the next guy - but saying that I have a right to keep those same weapons in my house, or on my person, is, to me, irrational. It's irrational to think that anyone could, with minimum effort, buy one. It's irrational that there's no tracking of ownership, no control sales, or no study of how dangerous they really are. I struck me as simply, effective, and fair, after Sandy Hook to say that the federal government should encourage states, in the same way it does for cars, to license and regulate the sales, ownership and operation of firearms. They're both tools, they both have the potential to be deadly (guns infinetly more so), and thiermisuse costs the state resources - at the bare minimum fincial, and, from a moral perceptive, lives - therefore the states have an interest to protect their citizens from illegally driven, owned, or operated motor vehicals, and can punish criminals by removing those rights, just as the state should be able to use all the same controls and punishments on firearms. It all makes perfect sense to me. No one's rights are infrindged; as long as you meet the criteria set forth by the many states to own a gun, you can. Asides from the cost of the car, it costs me, 5% of it's value to register it in my town, plus $45 every 2 years to register it, $30 a year to inspect it, and $45 every two years for me to new my licnese...I'd have no problem paying the same amount to own guns.
  13. More mass shootings...

    How come after every incident this thread devolves into "there's going to be a civil war over this?"
  14. Big Tech Monopolies

    I'll file "Media Monopolies" under "Big Tech Monopolies" Personally, I'm against AT&T buying TimeWarner for market-consolidation reasons, and this rings as strangely conspiratorial/looking for a sinister motive to me. http://money.cnn.com/2017/11/08/media/att-time-warner/index.html Though, of course, the break up of "Ma Bell" was one of the high marks in US anti-trust action, and perhaps the DoJ is trying to prevent that from happening again...but, if that were their objection, why aren't they objecting to Sinclair Media buying Tribune?
  15. [Green Ajah Warrior Event] Personal Battles

    It has been my experince, almost without exception, that life is better when people work together in groups. As such, I devote a good amount of my time and resources towards advocating for progressive causes.