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Description God of death, destruction and decay. Likes fluffy kittens.
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Signed On Jan 15, 2001, 03:31
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News Comments > Op Ed
48. Re: Op Ed Jan 11, 2013, 14:40 sauron
 
RollinThundr wrote on Jan 11, 2013, 14:18:
When you have those on the left like Piers Morgan claiming to respect the 2nd amendment, then in the same breath referring to the Constitution as "your little book"...

It's also interesting to me that the places where these incidents are taking place tend to have no carry laws already on the books and are generally majority democrat states.

Piers Morgan is actually a right-winger and widely reviled by the left wing media (and most everyone else). His problem isn't that he's a liberal, it's that he's British, which is almost as bad.

Your second paragraph linking gun incidents to Democrat states is offensive, wack-job, tinfoil hat bullshit and you should be ashamed of yourself. I sure as hell am.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
39. Re: Op Ed Jan 11, 2013, 13:58 sauron
 
Creston wrote on Jan 11, 2013, 13:49:
I hadn't even heard of the Aurora guy being alive still.

He was judged fit to stand trial yesterday, and is facing 166 counts of murder and attempted murder, including 12 counts of premeditated first degree murder with malice and indifference. Arraignment postponed earlier today.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
36. Re: Op Ed Jan 11, 2013, 13:44 sauron
 
Creston wrote on Jan 11, 2013, 13:28:
And unfortunately, deterrents won't help prevent this kind of tragedy, because so far every single nutbag has wound up killing himself. (Afaik.) You can threaten people with a million years in jail plus hardcore gangrape every day, but it won't really matter to them if they just kill themselves at the end of their shooting spree.

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Well, the guy in Aurora is currently on trial, so I guess not all. But deterrents won't work on these people because they're not rational. They are insane to the point where they engage in mass homicide.

In those cases, prosecuting the offenders is too late - you have to regulate the mechanism of supply. However, while background checks of criminal records are relatively easy, medical records are routinely protected, especially psychiatric records.

So how can you tell if someone buying a black gun is under treatment for paranoid schizophrenia? Because that's what a lot of the perpetrators have. Their paranoia makes them more likely to seek out weapons, and their condition makes them completely irrational, so you have no idea what they're going to do with the weapons they have at any given time.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 11, 2013, 13:14 sauron
 
Mind if I jump in this week? I'll take the Broncos, 49ers, Atlanta and the Patriots.

And congrats to Sapp and Strahan in particular - loved watching both of those guys play football.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
22. Re: Op Ed Jan 11, 2013, 12:22 sauron
 
RollinThundr wrote on Jan 11, 2013, 12:20:
Yeah I'm sure people in Germany said the same thing as they were turning their guns over.

Comparing the US government to the nazis could get you arrested and the site in trouble.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
17. Re: Op Ed Jan 11, 2013, 12:14 sauron
 
RollinThundr wrote on Jan 11, 2013, 12:08:
sauron wrote on Jan 11, 2013, 12:03:
RollinThundr wrote on Jan 11, 2013, 11:52:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 11, 2013, 11:21:
sauron wrote on Jan 11, 2013, 09:58:

In both the UK and Australia, strict gun controls were put in place following early occurrences of mass killings involving assault weapons. As a result, similar events have not occurred since. The US has not done the same, and so these horrible crimes keep happening.

Not true. In the UK mass killings happened again afterwords, and they also disarmed the police. And while the guy wandered around shooting people, it took them several hours to finally subdue him. Australia wasn't so much a part of the studies I did a few years back, but I do remember a heavy correlation after the loss of firearms a serious rise in violent crime and violent B&E a trend which is still rising.

Then again, anyone who uses the catch phrase "assault weapon" is probably just following the narrative. Being realistic, the media have more to blame than guns(an inanimate object) or the NRA. The media are willing to run with it, give it publicly, splash the person all over the place and give them recognition and infamy(in the other persons mind fame). Besides, if you're going to blame the NRA for anything, then you'd best blame the ACLU for anything free speech related.

And you might as well just piss all over that founding document while you're at it.

The liberal media is as usual looking for a scapegoat, guns are to blame being inanimate objects that require a person to actually pull the trigger, video games are to blame, everyone is to blame except the mentally unstable people that are actually doing these shootings.

The 2nd amendment is there for a reason. Looking back, who has committed murder in the largest degree? Dictators Adolf Hilter, Mao Tze Tung, Josef Stalin, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, etc.

Time and time again it has been a corrupt government who is responsible for the mass murder of their own people under the deceptive guise of “gun control,” all of which the said dictators implemented.

Keep in mind these people promised their citizens protection and freedom upon the forfeiture of their guns.

Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Pol Pot, who created in Cambodia one of the 20th century’s most brutal and radical regimes, was responsible for killing one million of his own ‘educated,’ yet unarmed citizens

If you think this couldn't happen in the US you're an idiot, especially at the rate Obozo is going with all his executive orders when he doesn't get what he wants.



Mass exterminations in totalitarian regimes have nothing at all to do with arms control in the US. What on earth are you thinking?

You're missing the forest from the trees, a corrupt political faction in the US could push to become a totalitarian state, the only way they would succeed at that is to first strip US citizens of their guns. That's why the 2nd amendment is in place, to prevent that from ever happening.

I can see both the forest and the trees quite clearly, thanks.

You, on the other hand, seem to be living in a fantasy world.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
13. Re: Op Ed Jan 11, 2013, 12:03 sauron
 
RollinThundr wrote on Jan 11, 2013, 11:52:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 11, 2013, 11:21:
sauron wrote on Jan 11, 2013, 09:58:

In both the UK and Australia, strict gun controls were put in place following early occurrences of mass killings involving assault weapons. As a result, similar events have not occurred since. The US has not done the same, and so these horrible crimes keep happening.

Not true. In the UK mass killings happened again afterwords, and they also disarmed the police. And while the guy wandered around shooting people, it took them several hours to finally subdue him. Australia wasn't so much a part of the studies I did a few years back, but I do remember a heavy correlation after the loss of firearms a serious rise in violent crime and violent B&E a trend which is still rising.

Then again, anyone who uses the catch phrase "assault weapon" is probably just following the narrative. Being realistic, the media have more to blame than guns(an inanimate object) or the NRA. The media are willing to run with it, give it publicly, splash the person all over the place and give them recognition and infamy(in the other persons mind fame). Besides, if you're going to blame the NRA for anything, then you'd best blame the ACLU for anything free speech related.

And you might as well just piss all over that founding document while you're at it.

The liberal media is as usual looking for a scapegoat, guns are to blame being inanimate objects that require a person to actually pull the trigger, video games are to blame, everyone is to blame except the mentally unstable people that are actually doing these shootings.

The 2nd amendment is there for a reason. Looking back, who has committed murder in the largest degree? Dictators Adolf Hilter, Mao Tze Tung, Josef Stalin, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, etc.

Time and time again it has been a corrupt government who is responsible for the mass murder of their own people under the deceptive guise of “gun control,” all of which the said dictators implemented.

Keep in mind these people promised their citizens protection and freedom upon the forfeiture of their guns.

Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Pol Pot, who created in Cambodia one of the 20th century’s most brutal and radical regimes, was responsible for killing one million of his own ‘educated,’ yet unarmed citizens

If you think this couldn't happen in the US you're an idiot, especially at the rate Obozo is going with all his executive orders when he doesn't get what he wants.



Mass exterminations in totalitarian regimes have nothing at all to do with arms control in the US. What on earth are you thinking?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed Jan 11, 2013, 11:40 sauron
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 11, 2013, 11:21:
sauron wrote on Jan 11, 2013, 09:58:

In both the UK and Australia, strict gun controls were put in place following early occurrences of mass killings involving assault weapons. As a result, similar events have not occurred since. The US has not done the same, and so these horrible crimes keep happening.

Not true. In the UK mass killings happened again afterwords, and they also disarmed the police...

Then again, anyone who uses the catch phrase "assault weapon" is probably just following the narrative.

And you might as well just piss all over that founding document while you're at it.

The regular police in the UK (the world's first police force, founded by Sir Robert Peel in 1829) have never been armed, by design. Their only armed units are anti-terrorist and SWAT teams. Have you ever read any history? It appears not.

And no, I'm not just following the narrative and am well aware of the specifications of the weapons in question.

And the founding document has nothing to do with it. Last refuge of the NRA apologist.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed Jan 11, 2013, 11:11 sauron
 
Creston wrote on Jan 11, 2013, 10:59:
InBlack wrote on Jan 11, 2013, 10:51:
What about swords? If I was to wear an unusually long sword on me, would that be in my constitutional rights in the US?

I think it has the same rules as a firearm. So if you're in a state with a concealed carry requirement, then no, you wouldn't be allowed to wear it.

But I think here in Oklahoma you probably can.

Creston

Here in Mordor you definitely can. The more the better, really. And spiky armor too.

This is why Mrs. Sauron has a chainmail cover on the couch.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 11, 2013, 10:05 sauron
 
Actor has terminal cancer: Wilko Johnson will not undergo chemotherapy.

Yeah, sad to see. In fact, Wilko Jonson came to acting late in life and is best known in the UK as one of the most influential punk/postpunk guitarists. He was a founder of Dr. Feelgood and also played with The Blockheads and has his own band.

Pretty famous guy in the music biz, actually, in addition to his acting roles in Game of Thrones and elsewhere.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: Op Ed Jan 11, 2013, 09:58 sauron
 
I don't think that violent games are largely responsible for these horrible events, but I do think they are a negative influence. Violent TV and movies as well. But these influences would be much less dangerous if people (especially convicted criminals and the mentally ill) simply did not have access to weapons. Especially military grade weapons.

In both the UK and Australia, strict gun controls were put in place following early occurrences of mass killings involving assault weapons. As a result, similar events have not occurred since. The US has not done the same, and so these horrible crimes keep happening.

I think guns should be tightly controlled, with strict and mandatory background checks. Assault weapons should be banned completely. The latter are explicitly designed for efficient killing of large animals or humans in significant numbers, and they have no place in society outside of war.

TLDR: I think media contribute to this problem but are not directly responsible for it. The weapons manufacturers and NRA are responsible, and need to be tackled head on, with no backing down.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2013, 14:05 sauron
 
Verno wrote on Jan 9, 2013, 11:53:
Yakubs wrote on Jan 9, 2013, 10:18:
Poodles are the definition of a dog that deserve to get whooped on. I would never be caught dead walking in public with one of them.

Animals have their own personalities, we had a poodle when I was a kid that was a very playful and fun dog, not a yapper at all either. It only speaks to your own insecurities that you would not walk one in a public place and I think you have the wrong perception of what the public thinks about them in general. Go walk a small dog at a dogpark sometime and you will likely be chatted up by some fine looking women provided you don't look like a weirdo or something.

Not a big fan of toy poodles, but some small dogs can be a heck of a lot of fun. Bichon Frise look girly but like standard poodles they can be very adventurous and quite tough. Toy dachshunds are really fun but you have to have them insured due to all the structural defects (lumbar discs). And French Bulldogs are just ridiculous - great with kids and very sunny temper, although again you have to insure them (eyes, nose, trachea, tonsils, palate, spine, skin, etc, etc - a veterinarian's bank account). And beagles a re fun as well.

Having said that, the best mutts of all come from the pound. Just don't choose a puppy that looks even remotely like a pit bull.
 
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News Comments > TERA Going Free-to-Play Next Month
3. Re: TERA Going Free-to-Play Next Month Jan 9, 2013, 13:32 sauron
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 9, 2013, 13:03:
Like nobody saw this coming since release.

Sorry people, MMOs cannot succeed on the subscription model anymore. Those days are over, just like metered internet. Sure, there are some dinosaurs hanging on, and a couple of newer games hanging on by threads (Rift) but everyone was looking for WoW levels of success, not realizing that WoW was a massive outlier. The most successful MMO before WoW had a tiny fraction of the subs that WoW did, and most games can't even pull that.

I'm not sure this is completely true in all cases but it definitely applies here. I think what allows WoW and some smaller games (eg FFXI) to remain subscription based many years after release is the fact that their intellectual property is hugely popular worldwide, which greatly increases subscriber loyalty.

Tera doesn't have that advantage, so F2P is really a no-brainer. Hell, even LOTRO went F2P, even though it does have the IP advantage.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2013, 12:59 sauron
 
It might also be a good idea to have a vet check out the smaller dog. Due to bruising, some dog bites can look worse after a few hours than they do initially.

You also want to make absolutely sure there are no skin punctures. Even a small one will get infected, and toy breeds have thin skin. I had to PM a case once where a small puncture from a canine tooth went into the abdomen and caused peritonitis.

This is just a precaution and is not meant to scare, but it's good to be careful.

 
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News Comments > Smell-O-Vision
23. Re: Smell-O-Vision Jan 9, 2013, 12:48 sauron
 
TurdFergasun wrote on Jan 9, 2013, 11:38:
Human decay, and napalm in the morning are not smells i want to know.

Here at Barad-Dur, we have those smells for free. It's very immersive.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Mars Mission Jan 8, 2013, 11:37 sauron
 
Shok wrote on Jan 8, 2013, 10:20:
Instead, he spent his spare time playing the video game Counter-Strike. "It really helped me get through that," Charles remembers.

They simulated the delay when talking to Earth but I guess they didn't increase ping times for a spaceship traveling to Mars though

Or maybe he was playing against bots?

If you put an alliance of hardcore WoW players on a spaceship and flew them to Mars and back for a year and a half while maintaining an internet connection, would they even notice?

Would anyone else notice?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 7, 2013, 18:21 sauron
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 7, 2013, 16:15:
sauron wrote on Jan 7, 2013, 16:03:
Verno wrote on Jan 7, 2013, 09:57:
Using a cat to smuggle shit into a prison, everyone knows dogs are better diggers

Shoulda used a black cat and sent it in the middle of the night. My black tomcat is completely invisible in the dark. He has to wear a bell, or we'd never find him when he decides to nap in a closet.

It just goes to show you can't get pussy in prison.

Well played good sir! *applauds*
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 7, 2013, 16:03 sauron
 
Verno wrote on Jan 7, 2013, 09:57:
Using a cat to smuggle shit into a prison, everyone knows dogs are better diggers

Shoulda used a black cat and sent it in the middle of the night. My black tomcat is completely invisible in the dark. He has to wear a bell, or we'd never find him when he decides to nap in a closet.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
21. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 7, 2013, 11:04 sauron
 
I didn't buy anything at all in the Steam sale this year. GW2 has me completely hooked.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 5, 2013, 14:13 sauron
 
NegaDeath wrote on Jan 5, 2013, 03:03:
Just got back from seeing Hobbit. I was really skeptical about the 48fps thing and in the beginning some parts looked weird. But by the middle all the way to the end I was sold. The level of detail it affords is astounding, the 3D felt so natural in some parts that my previous misgivings about the glasses were gone. Combined with some fantastic CG (seriously how amazing was Gollum's animation) and a fun story even with the padding my ticket for the next movie is guaranteed.

I was supposed to go see this today, but my wife and kids wanted to see Rise of the Guardians instead. ; ;

Still, that gives me 2 hours to play GW2 I guess...
 
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