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#286 Madambo

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 11:11 AM

Sorry, this is the only forum I'm on that isn't mostly Americans, or at least North Americans (except Reddit).

no worries  Im a hybrid!


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 02:25 PM

no worries  Im a hybrid!

 

My wife and I almost moved to New Zealand.  Some days I think about what would be different in our lives today and we'd have done that.  


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 03:01 PM

My wife and I almost moved to New Zealand.  Some days I think about what would be different in our lives today and we'd have done that.  

You would have to give up your guns you know!



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 03:18 PM

NZ guns laws are significantly more relaxed than ours...nice golf courses as well ......

 

https://en.wikipedia..._in_New_Zealand


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#290 racinfarmer

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 03:32 PM

You would have to give up your guns you know!

 

A firearm can be a fairly basic piece of metal.  A decent machinist could make one, or I could Johnny Cash them into NZ.


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 06:57 PM

Fair question(s).  
 
I think we have more of these type of events most definitely because of the ease of access to firearms, but, look at 30-40-50 years ago when this stuff really didn't happen often.  
 
What has changed?  We gained the internet, a prevalence of video games, a crappier diet, more mental health issues (we are something like the most medicated nation in the world?), cell phones, smart phones, and the list goes on. 
 
How many of you had first person shooter video games when you were young?  I certainly didn't.  I'd guess most here didn't and still don't too.  My brothers and I were given an N64 from a friend with a bunch of games.  When we would play it, we drove to hell out of MarioKart, but were never any good at James Bond games or Perfect Dark.  We break out MarioKart from time to time, but there are months on end that the system goes unused.  

I bet over half the guys in my high school and college would play Halo or Call of Duty or GTA at least 2 hours a day, virtually every day of the year.  
 
I feel as though we have a culture who wishes to take the easy way out of everything instead of face challenges and uncertainty head-on. 
 
We (not just the US here) have become the most connected society the world has ever known, yet a very disconnected society from actual human interaction and reality.  
 
Again, not just the US here, but we need to put the phone down, turn off the social media, and get back to talking to people and doing shyt outdoors, being creative, taking up meaningful past times and building stuff with our hands.
 
Meanwhile, I'm going to go grab another beer and look at my guns.


With the rise of violent video games and 'smash up' car racing, there has certainly been a significant matching rise in violent activity and hooning. Is there a correlation between playing games and real life?
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Posted 17 October 2017 - 08:25 PM

They have the same video games in every western nation.
Only America specialises in annual automatic shooter events.
Wonder why?
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Posted 18 October 2017 - 01:06 PM

They have the same video games in every western nation.
Only America specialises in annual automatic shooter events.
Wonder why?

 

Because automatic firearms have been difficult and expensive to legally procure since Prohibition...


Edited by racinfarmer, 18 October 2017 - 01:07 PM.

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