How can we avoid being special, important, unique ?
How can we let everyone know that everyone matters ?
How do we tell them that they don’t have to kill other people ?
How will we settle up a little trap ?
In order to hunt them down.
Oh, well, that’s not so peaceful, as I thought. In fact, I’m applying the same solution.
I am evil !
I am so ugly !
I am Pitiful !
Weird Al Jankovic was right. I’m Pitiful, it’s true.
I’m so sorry.
I didn’t mean to react, so rudely.
I must breathe in, breathe out and seek for a general enlightenment.
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So that they think properly.
Thank you ! Yes, I’m keeping my cool. My guarding angel is right here, beside me. How are you ?
What do you mean by that ?
<< Nasty threat going on, you're in a mating net, dude ! You're not Capablanca anymore. >>
Angel, please, collaborate. Donate, participate, get involved and join my humble corporation.
<< Join your what ? You must be kidding me ! I am the Eggman. I am the Walrus, Coo-coo-cootube ! >>
Wait, please. Hang on a second. I was writing something, for the Forum.
<< You ain't. You're banned ! You're lonesome, cowboy, Lucky Luke ! >>
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It’s like several Shel Silverstein songs just crashed into each other.
grrrrrrrr ive now gotta google shiel silverstein cheers for that lol
<< Don't be shot to death. Be awake, aware, alive and strong. Be. Your own master. Master yourself ! >>
Master Tarot Card: For those who understand Tarot cards, and their link with the angelic realm. Through the mind.
Ok, so what was the importance of this forum. Don’t make such threads!
” The importance of being Earnest, in order to Earn some Income. “
We finally vibrate as our thoughts and daily actions do.
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after almost half an hour of trying, I successfully understood 0% of this forum
<< Maia 9 likes my rook, so much ! >>
To be honest, digestion is sacred. But my diet is more valuable than winning an Oscar, nowadays.
@Expectro_Patronum, if you want to be nominated, please, create some new words, metaphores and therapies !
It’s the classic Awellensembldego forum
If you’re afraid of being shot, you’re not alone, and your fears are, unfortunately, justified. Guns kill almost 100 people in America every single day . Even worse, guns and the bullets they fire are not the hyper-precise weapons Hollywood makes them out to be. They’re messy, and they do a lot of damage you can’t see. This is what happens if you take a bullet, and what you can do to possibly save your life or someone else’s.
Fair warning: the details below are fairly graphic and could be upsetting to some readers. Proceed with caution.
How to Stay Safe If You’re Caught in a Mass Shooting
In a perfect world, no one would have to worry about the threat of violence when they go shopping,…
What a bullet does to your body
By now, you probably know that a bullet can punch its way into the human body pretty well. After all, there’s a reason guns haven’t changed a whole lot in the last several hundred years: they’re effective. But beyond the obvious hole a bullet makes in your flesh, there’s a lot more damage happening on the inside.
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For starters, when a bullet enters your body, your flesh absorbs a great deal of the momentum the bullet was carrying. A 9mm bullet, which is typically fired from handguns used for self-defense and by police, travels at a speed of about 900 mph. All that momentum has to go somewhere, so the bullet transfers it to your body , causing it to expand and create a large cavity, then falling back in on itself. That tremor can cause serious damage to your organs and tissues, even if the bullet doesn’t actually hit them.
After the bullet tears into your flesh, fate rolls the dice. It’s possible to survive being shot, multiple times even, but it largely comes down to the path those bullets take. Connor Narciso, former combat medic and Army Green Beret who served in Afghanistan, says don’t let movies and TV fool you . A single gunshot in the arm or leg is more than enough to kill you if you’re unlucky.
Why? Blood loss, which Narciso asserts is the number one preventable cause of death on the battlefield (he says that about 90 percent of those preventable deaths are due to blood loss). If that bullet hits a brachial artery in your arm, one of the bilateral inguinal arteries in your groin, or the subclavian arteries beneath each of your clavicles, you’re looking at massive hemorrhaging. Your muscles do have some built-in defense mechanisms to try and stop it some, but it’s usually not enough when you have internal blood loss caused by penetrating projectiles like bullets. They cut through arteries and veins without alerting your muscles to the danger. Basically, the movie myth of non-fatal “flesh wounds” is more than farfetched, according to Narciso, and soldiers and police are never trained to disarm in this way.
The other danger, of course, is organ damage that leads to organ failure. If a bullet strikes a vital organ, it will tear through it the same way it did with your outer flesh. Furthermore, bullets can bounce, ricochet and change direction once they’re inside you, meaning one bullet can strike multiple organs. There’s no knowing where a bullet will go once it’s been fired into you. That said, it’s absolutely possible to survive being shot if the bullet happens to miss all of your vital areas. It’s even possible if you’re shot many times at once —just ask rapper 50 Cent . It’s not about how many there are, it’s about where they go.
What about bulletproof materials like kevlar , you ask? It can certainly stop bullets from penetrating your flesh, reducing a lot of the internal damage, but you still have to deal with stopping the bullet’s momentum. Think of the bullet as a soccer ball, and the kevlar—as well as your flesh behind it—being the net. You’re not really stopping the bullet per se, you’re catching it, and that can still do plenty of damage. Plus, kevlar is only useful against smaller caliber rounds like you’d find in most handguns. Rifle rounds will go right through it. You’ll need military-grade ceramic body armor for those.
Five Tips That Might Save Your Life In a Knife Attack
Nobody wants to face a knife-wielding assailant, especially if you’re unarmed, but these five tips…
So, if you’re not outraged enough already over a previous post about the bizarre behavior of the anti-vaccine crew, here’s another example that is immoral, dishonest and can even put the lives of others in serious risk.
If you want to work in the healthcare industry, where you are exposed to bacteria, viruses and all kinds of illness and disease more often than regular people, it just makes sense that your immune system is as robust and strong as it possibly can be. Not just for yourself, but for those that you come in contact with too, as their own immune systems can be severely compromised and any infection can quickly become life threatening.
Therefore, most employers make it mandatory that healthcare professionals are fully vaccinated, even against ‘minor’ things like the flu. This brings a dilemma for anti-vaxxers who want to be doctors, nurses etc. as they have to choose between their ill-founded principles, and the realities of medical science.
Now, there appears to be a Facebook group for these people to share their tips and hints of how to cheat the system, and enter the healthcare world unvaccinated. From getting friends receipts, to finding stores that give receipts before the shot so they can run away, these people are infuriatingly brazen about their selfish behavior. Some even go as far as to refuse TB testing or x-rays. Because things were so much better when we were ‘pure’ without these forced, evil-government ‘toxins’ and dying in our 30’s, right?
Scroll down below to check out the posts for yourself and let us know what you think in the comments below. Do they have a point? Or is this just plain wrong? Join the conversation!
So, I read the grand jury testimony of Dorian Johnson, the buddy of Ferguson’s Michael Brown, and in the spirit of Chris Rock (video NSFW), I discerned from it some lessons that might be useful to people who don’t want to risk being shot by police.
1. Don’t be a lawbreaker or hang out with lawbreakers. “Nobody should ever want to go to jail,” says former jailbird Dorian Johnson (p. 92). Who, despite this, begins his days by smoking pot like other people drink coffee. Smoking pot is illegal in Missouri. He testifies on page 24 that he starts every morning by smoking pot — and later testifies that he and Big Mike (Brown) were headed to the convenience store to buy cigarillos so they could smoke pot together. On pages 174-76, Johnson testifies about his (minor) criminal past, and how he got blamed for being with other kids who stole a package. He doesn’t seem to connect this to the fact that he remained with Big Mike after watching Big Mike steal cigarillos. Trouble follows troublemakers. Stay away from them.
2. When you go to the Kwikee Mart to buy the cigarillos with which to roll your morning blunt, don’t reach across the counter to take what you want. In the normal world of law and order, people don’t have the right to trespass in that way in a store. It is called theft. And don’t use the fact that you are 6’4″ and 300 pounds to bully the much smaller store clerk. (On pp. 84-86, Johnson admits that “Big Mike” stole the cigarillos, and pushed the clerk around, trying to be macho.) Do not be a thief, a thug, or a neighborhood bully, and you dramatically reduce your chances of having a fatal encounter with a police officer.
3. When a police officer tells you to stop walking down the middle of the road, do what he says. This is the most amazing part of Johnson’s testimony. He and Brown were both complete idiots. They were walking down the middle of a road, with traffic going by, and Officer Wilson told them to get back on the sidewalk. Johnson testified (see p. 65) that they told him they would get out of the road “in a minute.” One of the grand jurors asked Johnson why he and Brown didn’t simply obey the officer’s command, given that they were breaking the law by walking in the middle of the road. Johnson said (p. 69) that they did not take the cop seriously, and that they felt disrespected by him (“it was more like, ‘we’re not your kids…’”).
Seriously, they did this. A cop told these two dopes to get out of the road, and they figure that they will take their sweet time doing it, because they didn’t like his attitude.
Do not do this when a police officer gives you a lawful order.
Remember, Johnson was Brown’s friend, and is trying to make Brown look like a complete victim. Yet his testimony makes Mike Brown look like a very poor martyr to police brutality. In his testimony, Johnson says they told the cop that they would get out of the road “in a minute” because they were close to home, but he later says they said nothing to the cop. He says, repeatedly, that they were minding their own business and not doing anything wrong, but he concedes that a theft had just occurred down the street, and his friend Big Mike was the thief.
On pages 106-107, the grand jury is trying to nail down where Big Mike’s hand was when Wilson’s gun went off. Johnson testifies that Big Mike’s right hand (which was struck by the bullet) was out of the car. The physical evidence shows, however, that Big Mike’s arm was inside the car when he was shot in the hand. Johnson also testifies that Wilson shot Big Mike as Big Mike was running away, and hit him in the back. The autopsy showed no shots entering Big Mike from the rear. On pages 158-9, Johnson testifies that Big Mike, having been shot, was “walking towards the officer saying [that he did not have a gun] in an angry manner.”
Everything I’ve said so far is based solely on the grand jury testimony of Dorian Johnson. Ofc. Darren Wilson, in his grand jury testimony (p. 208), says that after Dorian Johnson declined to return to the sidewalk, saying that he and Brown were almost to their destination, he (Wilson) said, “What’s wrong with the sidewalk?” Brown replied, “F–k what you have to say.” It is not a good idea to speak to a police officer in this manner, if you wish to avoid an altercation with him. It is also not a good idea to curse the police officer a second time and slam the door on him as he’s trying to get out of his SUV, nor is it advisable to reach into the cop’s car and punch his face (p. 210). Do not grab the cop’s gun if he draws it, and do not taunt him by telling him he is too much of a pussy to shoot you (p. 214).
None of this means that Wilson was justified in using deadly force against Brown (though if Wilson’s testimony is true and accurate, it seems that way — and there’s nothing in Johnson’s testimony to counter it). And it doesn’t mean that there aren’t big problems with policing in Ferguson. I simply want to say here that the behavior of Brown and Johnson on that day is a good example of What Not To Do. Seriously, when a cop tells you to quit walking down the middle of the damn road, you do it. You don’t tell him, “In a minute,” and you certainly don’t curse him. What kind of knuckleheads think this is an appropriate way to respond to police authority? Maybe the deeper problem is a lack of respect for authority, for the law, and for the local community.
People like Dorian Johnson and Michael Brown make neighborhoods worse. Did you know that the convenience store that the Gentle Giant robbed was looted the other night by the same sort of people as Mike Brown? Here’s a clip of the owner standing in the ruins of his store:
We all want to hit the ball with extra oomph, but the way some golfers try to generate more power leads to mis-hits—with the ball usually being weakly struck off the toe of the club. So what’s going on?
In golfspeak, you’re getting ahead of the ball. When you start the downswing, you lunge toward the target with your upper body. By the time the club reaches the ground, your torso is leaning closer to the target than the golf ball—it’s like the Tower of Pisa. The best you can hope for is a glancing blow.
Don’t get me wrong, a good weight shift toward the target is crucial to ball-striking. But it’s the lower body that needs to shift forward. When you keep your upper body back, you can apply its mass to the hit—that’s power. To get a feeling for how to swing without lunging, find a slightly elevated tee box and stand on the upslope making practice swings. The hill will help keep you from lunging.
If you’re still struggling, here’s the one thing to remember: Early in the downswing, put as much pressure as you can into the heel of your lead foot, and keep it there. That will put the brakes on your torso, and you’ll make a better swing.
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I again completely understand 0% of #8
Thanks, and Keep going.
I hope you will be like Shakespeare one day. or prbbly already better than that.
” Maia 9 always gives me the chance to survive. “
This same pattern, for 5 times in a row ( during the last couple of months ).
@Expectro_Patronum, I’m also human. I mean, like Maia 9. We both are human, aren’t we ? Ha-ha, Ha-ha. I mean, Mark Zuckerborg is human. Mark Zuckercyborg, I mean. Ha-ha !
Yess!! This time I understood something!
You said some joke, right? or maybe you tried to make it funny? I am getting to see a lot of Ha-ha’s
To avoid getting shot just dodge the bullet as simple as that
<< To avoid being shot, just let Clancy Wiggum enjoy his life as a Policeman. >>
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So, you’re finally, understanding my jokes ! Ha-ha, Ha-ha !
I invented the Social Network, but.
Shame on me ! I still haven’t received a cake, on my face, book !
Ha-ha. Bill Gates did receive one, two, three, Splash !
Like in that movie, by Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah. Ha-ha, Ha-ha !
Clancy Wiggum = Mark Zuckerberg.
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about their Magic, granted, without asking for it,
a huge amount of Time, before they were born. >>
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(Cuyahoga County) – Cleveland is listed as the 6th most dangerous city in America according to the U.S. Justice Department. As you probably know from news coverage there are multiple shootings nearly every day in Cleveland. Residents need to take extra steps to prevent being wounded or killed.
Tim Dimoff of SACS Consulting and Investigative Services explains the first thing to do, is to avoid Cleveland’s high crime neighborhoods when you can. Taking short cuts through isolated areas is not a good idea, especially at night.
Dimoff says when shopping, visiting, or running errands in the city, it’s best to be in a group and not alone. Always be aware of your surroundings, keep an eye on people who may have their hands hidden, because they might be holding onto a firearm.
Have an escape route in mind if you should be attacked. You need to get to the nearest, busy, brightly lighted area.
Dimoff tells Newsradio WTAM 1100, when confronted by a gunman demanding your valuables, turn them over and run away in a zig-zag pattern, making it very difficult for the armed robber to shoot you.
If an armed carjacker jumps into your vehicle, hit the gas and crash into the nearest utility pole, or fire hydrant. After impact, the gunman will usually try to escape. Dimoff warns, if you follow the gunman’s instructions instead, you could be shot, kidnapped, raped, or tortured.
If you ever find yourself in the United States of America, you might end up getting shot by a police officer.
It doesn’t matter if you live in what you consider a safe place: Police shootings aren’t correlated with a city’s violent crime rate, and can happen anywhere from Honolulu to Oklahoma City to Washington, D.C.
After the recent police killings of Terence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott, following on the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, among others, we thought we’d offer a quick rundown on how to reduce your chances of being shot by police.
Here’s our primer, in two easy steps.
1. Don’t Be Black
The Washington Post calculated that police shot and killed 990 people in the United States in 2015, or about one person every eight or nine hours. Those fatal shootings surpassed our worst years of lynchings (161 African Americans were lynched in 1892) and capital punishment. This year, we’re on track to hit or surpass 2015’s number, with 509 shooting deaths at the hands of police as of this writing.
These police shootings disproportionately affect black men. The Washington Post’s review found that of the unarmed men shot and killed by police last year, 40 percent were black ― even though black men only make up 6 percent of the population. The Guardian, also looking at 2015 data, found that young black men were nine times more likely than other Americans to be killed by police officers.
The Washington Post reports that “[i]n the majority of cases in which police shot and killed a person who had attacked someone with a weapon or brandished a gun, the person who was shot was white. But a hugely disproportionate number — 3 in 5 — of those killed after exhibiting less threatening behavior were black or Hispanic.” The paper added that one-fourth of those killed were mentally ill or experiencing an emotional crisis.
Every story about police violence brings with it a wave of people pointing to stats about black people committing more crime than white people — but the real story has many more layers. FBI statistics suggest that African-Americans are more likely to be convicted of violent crimes, but black people are disproportionally arrested, convicted and sentenced across the country. One survey found that half of African-Americans respondents, including 6 in 10 black men, said they personally had been treated unfairly by police because of their race, compared with 3 percent of whites. There’s also a proven track record of black Americans being punished more harshly for the same crimes as their white counterparts.
2. Consider Moving To Another Country
More people died at the hands of cops in America in the first 24 days of last year than in the last 24 years in England and Wales. That’s just one example.
Whether it’s due to our affinity for guns, our fear that everyone around us has them or a lack of training among police officers, many Americans aren’t surprised anymore to see gun violence between officers and civilians.
In many other democratic, developed nations, violent confrontations between citizens and law enforcement officers pan out a little differently.
Just a month after last year’s terrorist attacks in Paris, police officers in London were faced with a knife-wielding suspect who was threatening to kill them. The suspect was asked to put his weapon down, then hit with a Taser and subdued. That same week, a similar incident took place in San Francisco, but the suspect’s fate was not the same: