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willfree · 3 hours ago
Having pride is one thing, insisting that your country is better than everyone else's is exactly the kind of attitude that makes America look so obnoxious. Every country has its triumphs and its problems - it's not a competition. The "us and them" mentality is so damaging, can't you see that there are more productive approaches to the conversation?
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willfree · 5 hours ago
You do keep telling everyone it's the greatest country on earth
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willfree · 5 hours ago
Oh god and the portion sizes!
Only people in the UKwill understand 3 comments
willfree · 1 day ago
I'm in Australia and I do understand
This is so true 49 comments
willfree · 2 days ago
Right. And here endeth the conversation.
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This is so true 49 comments
willfree · 2 days ago
I don't know how you begin to define a justified shooting, and I believe that the self-defence side of things is too convoluted by the fact that the attackers from whom one needs defence is so often also armed with a gun.
What I see is equivocation. To me, it's a no brainer that my freedom to carry a gun, no matter how much I love it, is not worth the damage that other idiots are doing with them. I'll gladly give that freedom up so that fewer of my fellow citizens will be killed by them. There's a social contract at play in my role as a citizen - and this, I think, is the real crux of the issue: America largely sees itself as the place where an individual, unhindered by government and regulation, can achieve great success - which is a fantastic ideal. In practice, though, that focus on the individual comes at the cost of social cohesion, because there's no inherent social mechanism to counter base human selfishness.
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This is so true 49 comments
willfree · 2 days ago
Also, one indisputable case of gun legislation having direct and immediate effect: Australia after Port Arthur. But that's totally different, right?
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willfree · 2 days ago
You're right, dead is dead, and yes, homicide holus bolus is a big, real problem.
Mass shootings are also a big, real problem, and there's an obvious correlation between the proliferation of firearms in the US and the disproportionately high rate of mass shootings in the US.
And come on, "I don't give two shits about "gun deaths"" - that's not helping. You don't mention accidental shootings, you don't mention shootings deliberate or otherwise that result in non-fatal injury - dead might be dead, but facts are still facts. You might not give two shits about gun deaths, but some people, thank god, still do.
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I've found a new hobby. Inspirobot quotes. 2 comments
willfree · 3 days ago
This is great. I just got one that read "Being an animal is unacceptable," with this half naked farmer staring into the sunrise. Much profound, wow.
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This is so true 49 comments
willfree · 3 days ago
Japan has plenty of problems, not least the way it deals with mental health. But that's not the point, is it? The conversation about gun violence in the States just won't go away and the current trend among pro-gun rights people seems to be to deflect the conversation away altogether. Either, if you're not American, you don't get to comment (which strikes me as funny in the face of American cultural imperialism), or, look! People die in other countries too, why don't you go pick on them? America, you have a problem with gun violence. Deal with it.
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willfree · 3 days ago
I was replying to a different comment - read the thread again.
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willfree · 3 days ago
You can buy fentanyl and methadone over the counter in the States?
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Impressive 9 comments
willfree · 6 days ago
I don't know a lot about health science, but I'm pretty confident that you can't not eat for a year with no adverse effects lol
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In Starship Troopers (1997) the cast agreed to do the co-ed shower scene only if the 10 comments
willfree · 6 days ago
I love this movie. Fun fact: the book is very, very different!
I need someone to animate this 13 comments
willfree · 6 days ago
1000 hours of Batman movies?
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Highly efficient ABS crafting 2 comments
willfree · 1 week ago
So negative
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Name this Tattoo 12 comments
willfree · 1 week ago
Man's Best Friend
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120, my absolutely barbaric kitten, snapped my cactus in half with his mouth! 6 comments
willfree · 1 week ago
Why'd you name your cat 120?
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Aaaand it's already outdated 25 comments
willfree · 1 week ago
For real, it's not even worth talking about the gun thing when other countries have other problems
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Tell me 8 comments
willfree · 1 week ago
Also, delicious
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The Helipad ! 20 comments
willfree · 1 week ago
The putting green
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Now im wondering if they got paid 2 comments
willfree · 1 week ago
Even Palin's about to lose it in the second last one
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They all got adopted!!! 3 comments
willfree · 1 week ago
Imagine being the last dog there
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Here's another of my paintings, I feel like someone could make a meme out of it? 10 comments
willfree · 1 week ago
Your paintings are really good, man.
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It's true. College professors don't give two f*cks 9 comments
willfree · 1 week ago
Isn't that Oscar Isaac?
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