Trump .... you're on

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Re: Trump .... you're on

Post by Rover the Top » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:08 pm

mcteeth wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:02 pm

Little bit of an overreaction.

By that logic I take it you've stopped going to gigs then?
No, but I am genuinely uncomfortable walking past policemen with guns, and more vigilant than usual in busy areas or places that are often targetted by terrorists. You don't have to lock yourself in an underground bunker, but if you're genuinely "not alarmed" after recent events because some smarmy man in a suit has told you not to be, I think there's something wrong with you.

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Post by mrblackbat » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:12 pm

Rover the Top wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:08 pm
mcteeth wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:02 pm

Little bit of an overreaction.

By that logic I take it you've stopped going to gigs then?
No, but I am genuinely uncomfortable walking past policemen with guns, and more vigilant than usual in busy areas or places that are often targetted by terrorists. You don't have to lock yourself in an underground bunker, but if you're genuinely "not alarmed" after recent events because some smarmy man in a suit has told you not to be, I think there's something wrong with you.
You're still missing the point.

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Re: Trump .... you're on

Post by Gibbon » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:18 pm

Kahn's meaning was clear enough to me. He was telling people that just because they saw a squad of armed police, it didn't mean that a lunatic with a bomb strapped to themselves was right around the corner. Hence, don't be alarmed.

I can't believe you've wasted so much space and time debating that.

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Post by mrblackbat » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:40 pm

Gibbon wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:18 pm
Kahn's meaning was clear enough to me. He was telling people that just because they saw a squad of armed police, it didn't mean that a lunatic with a bomb strapped to themselves was right around the corner. Hence, don't be alarmed.

I can't believe you've wasted so much space and time debating that.
Indeed.

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Post by mrblackbat » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:10 pm

And then we get nonsense like this....

:shock: :o :shock:

Lovely, those Americans. Lovely.

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Post by Rover the Top » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:19 am

Gibbon wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:18 pm
Kahn's meaning was clear enough to me. He was telling people that just because they saw a squad of armed police, it didn't mean that a lunatic with a bomb strapped to themselves was right around the corner. Hence, don't be alarmed.

I can't believe you've wasted so much space and time debating that.
Indeed, you've explained his point well. But instead of just taking it at face value you stop and think about it: the only reason the squad of armed police are there is because there could be a lunatic with a bomb around the corner. Hence, it's silly to say there's no reason to be alarmed. :idea: Armed police aren't deployed to our streets unless there is a reason to be alarmed. Simply saying otherwise doesn't change that... :?

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Post by mrblackbat » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:09 am

Rover the Top wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:19 am
Gibbon wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:18 pm
Kahn's meaning was clear enough to me. He was telling people that just because they saw a squad of armed police, it didn't mean that a lunatic with a bomb strapped to themselves was right around the corner. Hence, don't be alarmed.

I can't believe you've wasted so much space and time debating that.
Indeed, you've explained his point well. But instead of just taking it at face value you stop and think about it: the only reason the squad of armed police are there is because there could be a lunatic with a bomb around the corner. Hence, it's silly to say there's no reason to be alarmed. :idea: Armed police aren't deployed to our streets unless there is a reason to be alarmed. Simply saying otherwise doesn't change that... :?
It's called reassurance, you plonker.

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Re: Trump .... you're on

Post by Rover the Top » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:32 am

mrblackbat wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:09 am
Rover the Top wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:19 am
Gibbon wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:18 pm
Kahn's meaning was clear enough to me. He was telling people that just because they saw a squad of armed police, it didn't mean that a lunatic with a bomb strapped to themselves was right around the corner. Hence, don't be alarmed.

I can't believe you've wasted so much space and time debating that.
Indeed, you've explained his point well. But instead of just taking it at face value you stop and think about it: the only reason the squad of armed police are there is because there could be a lunatic with a bomb around the corner. Hence, it's silly to say there's no reason to be alarmed. :idea: Armed police aren't deployed to our streets unless there is a reason to be alarmed. Simply saying otherwise doesn't change that... :?
It's called reassurance, you plonker.
Funny thing is, you've actually argued it isn't reassuring in the GE thread...

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Post by mrblackbat » Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:11 am

Rover the Top wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:32 am
mrblackbat wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:09 am
Rover the Top wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:19 am
Gibbon wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:18 pm
Kahn's meaning was clear enough to me. He was telling people that just because they saw a squad of armed police, it didn't mean that a lunatic with a bomb strapped to themselves was right around the corner. Hence, don't be alarmed.

I can't believe you've wasted so much space and time debating that.
Indeed, you've explained his point well. But instead of just taking it at face value you stop and think about it: the only reason the squad of armed police are there is because there could be a lunatic with a bomb around the corner. Hence, it's silly to say there's no reason to be alarmed. :idea: Armed police aren't deployed to our streets unless there is a reason to be alarmed. Simply saying otherwise doesn't change that... :?
It's called reassurance, you plonker.
Funny thing is, you've actually argued it isn't reassuring in the GE thread...
Armed police on the streets isn't reassuring to me personally. That doesn't mean it isn't to a lot of people. But in any case, that's not what the reassurance is in this case. The reassurance is to prepare you to see armed police on the streets. Being told to expect them is better than just going out and seeing a load of people with guns in your face. I'm struggling how you're having a problem with that.

As I said earlier via the medium of parody, would you rather he publically incited panic?

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Re: Trump .... you're on

Post by Rover the Top » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:17 am

Prevent shootings in schools by giving guns to teachers...


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Re: Trump .... you're on

Post by theadore » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:18 am

What could possibly go wrong.

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Post by Rover the Top » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:40 am

Indeed. And yet the people who argue in favour of it just don't see the obvious stupidity in the suggestion.

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Re: Trump .... you're on

Post by theadore » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:46 am

I liked the teacher on twitter who asked whether she should keep the gun in her cupboard that the students borrow magazines from at lunch time - or her locked drawer next to her stapler that keeps mysteriously disappearing...

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Re: Trump .... you're on

Post by Dan » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:03 pm

It'll be in a big unlocked cabinet in the corridor labelled GUNS, so they can all get to them quickly if they need them :idea:

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Re: Trump .... you're on

Post by iamarover » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:32 pm

Let's hope they don't put it next to the GNUS cupboard.

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