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Politics and Debate / Defend yourself with a gun in Australia? Think again.
« Last post by Sasquatch on October 11, 2017, 01:56:13 AM »
I put this up in the other forum, but thought folks here might like to know.

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Those who are familiar with Australian gun laws will know that self protection is not a 'valid reason' to either obtain a firearms licence, nor to acquire a firearm. Yeah. Okay. But the police and firearms officials have raised it to a whole new level of moronity.

You might or might not wish to read this article

So, a farmer on a rural property wakes up around o'dark thirty to find someone trying to get into the house. The perp is armed with a knife and a large chunk of wood.

Farmer grabs unloaded firearm from his safe and tells the wife to ring 000 (Aus version of 911).

He doesn't point the rifle (a .22) at the perp but the perp gives in anyway. He gets the moron into his car and drives down the road where he meets up with the police. Perp is then taken to the clink.

Later that day, police come out and sieze all his firearms which he had for pest destruction. (In Australia you're allowed to protect your livestock, but not your family. Go figure).

After some weeks of legal wrangling, no charges will be laid against the farmer. But his firearms licence is still under review and he hasn't got his firearms back. His wife has also been told that she cannot store her firearms at the home.

You see, apparently, in Aus, only police are allowed to detain criminals by the use of firearms. Even if it takes the police half an hour or more to get to the scene.

It was stated in another article that the police basically told him that it would have been better if he'd actually allowed himself to be attacked.

Yes, that's right. A man with a wife and three young children is supposed to let himself get attacked rather than defend himself, his family and his property.  There again, I can see their reasoning. They don't want to put the guy who draws the chalk outline of your body out of a job, do they? 

And some people wonder why I get so antsy about any attempt to chisel away at American's gun rights. Because I know the sort of (bleep) it leads to.

Oh, yeah. Of course after Las Vegas whiners over here are demanding a further tightening of our firearms laws.

I swear, if VY Canis Majoris was a cluebat it still wouldn't be big enough for some of these sludge-suckers.
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General Chat / Re: If anyone's still going to the RH forum....
« Last post by Sasquatch on October 11, 2017, 01:35:41 AM »
Near as I can tell, it's a bug in the forum software.

*Gets out the Baygon.*

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General Chat / Re: If anyone's still going to the RH forum....
« Last post by Xylric on September 27, 2017, 10:40:39 AM »
Near as I can tell, it's a bug in the forum software.
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General Chat / Re: Finally banned from FA
« Last post by Maulkin on September 12, 2017, 03:27:51 AM »
They outright refuse to take any action against Antifa, too, despite Antifa being a terrorist group and violating the new rule precisely. Same goes for commies, especially those sporting the hammer and sickle or the red star.
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General Chat / Re: Finally banned from FA
« Last post by Cryshalsing on September 11, 2017, 01:14:07 PM »
How would they stop you from creating another account under an entirely different e-mail and IP address?

>IP Address

I could restart the modem, but I'd like to make sure that'd work.

Heh...And in walks the guy who LOVES to stir shit up.  Reset your modem Maul and I can tell you if it works.  "I'm the commissioner, I know everything."  PC Frank Reagan - Blue Bloods

Naw - FA looks like it's gonna be on its deathbed soon anyway, considering the new rules it's passed - not to mention Fagoneer's own personal issues.

https://www.minds.com/blog/view/752644611993772032 - TLDR Dragonqueer's advocating doxxing

https://www.minds.com/blog/view/752682679358464006 - TLDR just like every other rule they have, they'll not enforce it equally.

One of my big problems with this, and the new CoC for FA is that leftists have a BAD habit of labeling anyone who disagrees with them as Nazi's.  When you start doing that, you're gonna find you're banning a good number of your users simply because they dared to disagree.  On this board, I may disagree with someone, and while there are certain people I would NEVER allow on this board (if I knew it was them), I would not ban someone for simply disagreeing with me.

This is one of those things about free speech that I believe firmly in.  That said, there are certain things that I will NOT permit to be said on this board.  For example, I will not give 9-11 truthers a platform here, nor will I give one to the KKK or other groups.  Anyone spouting BLM bullshit will be asked to stop or go somewhere else.  While one has the right to free speech, I am under NO obligations to provide a platform for speech I find to be offensive and reprehensible. There are other platforms out there for them to use.  I will not, however ban them for having a differing view from my own.

What will cause me to ban someone is a very clear violation of the community standards that Raven and I have established on our site.  We generally will give people warnings when that happens (again, we're under no obligation to do so, but human decency dictates that we give a person a warning) and the opportunity to correct their behaviour before we drop the hammer.  Some things will get someone instantly banned (Spamming, posting lewd comments or pornographic images, advocating criminal behaviour etc.) those cases would be extreme and would require immediate and decisive actions.

FA seems to have a very vague set of community rules and their enforcement of said rules seems to be capricious at best.  I believe that they established those terms of use to be deliberately vague so as to give the widest possible leeway to enforce their worldview while pretending to be a place for open and honest debate.  I've been a member of sites like that in the past and I won't post much on those sites (zChannel comes to mind).  As a result, I rarely comment on FA, and when I do, it's specifically to comment on the work of one or two artists and generally in response to a couple of friends on there. 

One of the rules I have established for my mods and admins is this: "If in doubt, ask another mod or admin.  If you take action, notify myself and Raven immediately."  In the past, our staff have had our phone number, emails and IM account names so as to be able to contact us at any time should something require our attention.  Yes, the 0400 call was a pain in the ass, but it was better than an admin not acting, or acting rashly and having a group of people mad.  I dislike surprises.

Anyway, reason I rarely post on FA is because of the way they're (mis)managed.  I don't feel safe posting in the public areas because I know that my views are likely to be reviled by the owners of the site and will likely cause greater scrutiny to my few posts should they become aware of those views.  The people who run that site are as rabid leftists as Antifa and quite possibly, they don the black masks and go out with them.  It really wouldn't surprise me.
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Forum Support / Re: Recent issues with Forum
« Last post by Cryshalsing on September 11, 2017, 12:49:49 PM »
Yes, well...she's the one coding the site so we have to be nice to her ;)  I'm just glad that it was something relatively minor to fix.  The game site?  Not so much.  But at least the forum was relatively easy fix.
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Forum Support / Re: Recent issues with Forum
« Last post by Maulkin on September 11, 2017, 05:19:32 AM »
It's still a painful language. There's a reason I prefer ASP.NET to Laravel.
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Forum Support / Re: Recent issues with Forum
« Last post by Raven on September 11, 2017, 02:35:51 AM »
Hey, PHP was the first programming language I learned to code!(aside from html/css) It's what I prefer to use :P
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General Chat / Re: Finally banned from FA
« Last post by Maulkin on September 10, 2017, 06:55:24 PM »
How would they stop you from creating another account under an entirely different e-mail and IP address?

>IP Address

I could restart the modem, but I'd like to make sure that'd work.

Heh...And in walks the guy who LOVES to stir shit up.  Reset your modem Maul and I can tell you if it works.  "I'm the commissioner, I know everything."  PC Frank Reagan - Blue Bloods

Naw - FA looks like it's gonna be on its deathbed soon anyway, considering the new rules it's passed - not to mention Fagoneer's own personal issues.

https://www.minds.com/blog/view/752644611993772032 - TLDR Dragonqueer's advocating doxxing

https://www.minds.com/blog/view/752682679358464006 - TLDR just like every other rule they have, they'll not enforce it equally.
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Forum Support / Re: Recent issues with Forum
« Last post by Maulkin on September 10, 2017, 06:51:44 PM »
This place is coded in PHP? I didn't know you were a masochist... =p
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