quote: You can blame Bush I for disarming people while on base:http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/09/17/this-is...Methinks military personnel on base should be able to carry since their right to do so is inherent, inalienable, and shall not be infringed.
quote: The authorization to carry firearms shall be issued only to qualified personnel when there is a reasonable expectation that life or DoD assets will be jeopardized if firearms are not carried... [however] DoD personnel regularly engaged in law enforcement or security duties shall be armed.
quote: People want to believe that if millions of people play violent video games and they don’t all become killers, then those games must be harmless. Unfortunately, that’s not true. We haven’t “proven” video games directly cause violence because it can’t be proven. There is no way to ethically run experiments that see if some threshold of playing a violent game like Call of Duty may push a person into violence.But that doesn’t mean we are left without evidence. We know that video game violence is certainly correlated with violence – just like smoking is correlated with lung cancer. However, this does not mean that the research does not show causal effects; in fact it does, over and over again. We recently conducted a comprehensive review of 136 articles reporting 381 effects involving over 130,000 participants from around the world.These studies show that violent video games increase aggressive thoughts, angry feelings, physiological arousal (e.g., heart rate, blood pressure), and aggressive behavior. Violent games also decrease helping behavior and feelings of empathy for others. The effects occurred for males and females of all ages, regardless of what country they lived in. So the question then becomes why people and journalists repeatedly shrug off this compelling body of work. Psychological theories offer six reasons why.Fallacious ReasoningCognitive Dissonance ReductionPsychological Reactance TheoryCatharsis TheoryThird Person EffectDenial From the Entertainment IndustryPeople Don't Understand Psychological Processes as Much as Biological ProcessesThese processes combine to create an atmosphere in which people come to conclude that violent media are not harmful, even though hundreds of studies conducted over several decades have shown that violent media are in fact harmful, and the overwhelming majority of social scientists working in the area now accept that media violence poses a danger to society. Most of us don’t like to admit that the things we enjoy doing might also be bad for us.
quote: There was one that actually called it an "AR-15 shotgun"
quote: Funny how Mick stuck the Christian label on Breivik, like most of the media did. I read his manifesto. He stated quite clearly he was an atheist. It is made even more ironic by the fact it was in an article where Mick was decrying the media trying to associate something none-related to violence.
quote: If you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and G-d then you are a religious Christian. Myself and many more like me do not necessarily have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and G-d. We do however believe in Christianity as a cultural, social, identity and moral platform. This makes us Christian.
quote: As this is a cultural war, our definition of being a Christian does not necessarily constitute that you are required to have a personal relationship with G-d or Jesus. Being a Christian can mean many things.
quote: You don’t need to have a personal relationship with G-d or Jesus to fight for our Christian cultural heritage. It is enough that you are a Christian-agnostic or a Christian-atheist (an atheist who wants to preserve at least the basics of the European Christian cultural legacy (Christian holidays, Christmas and Easter)).
quote: I have not yet felt the need to ask G-d for strength, yet… But I’m pretty sure I will pray to G-d as I’m rushing through my city, guns blazing, with 100 armed system protectors pursuing me with the intention to stop and/or kill. I know there is a 80%+ chance I am going to die during the operation as I have no intention to surrender to them until I have completed all three primary objectives AND the bonus mission. When I initiate (providing I haven’t been apprehended before then), there is a 70% chance that I will complete the first objective, 40% for the second , 20% for the third and less than 5% chance that I will be able to complete the bonus mission. It is likely that I will pray to G-d for strength at one point during that operation, as I think most people in that situation would.
quote: I went from moderately to agnostic to moderately religious
quote: t is therefore essential and it is strongly recommended that all Justiciar Knights (even our Christian agnostic and Christian atheist brothers and sisters) attend Church before the operation to seek absolution and to request that God infuses our our soul and our armour of steel with the armour of spiritual protection and confidence.
quote: I am pursuing religion for this very reason and everyone else should as well, providing it will give you a mental boost. There is no shame in praying minutes before your death. I highly recommend that you, prior to the operation, visit a Church and perform the Eucharist (Holy Communion/The Lord’s Supper ). As we know, this ritual represents the final meal that Jesus Christ shared with his disciples before his arrest and eventual crucifixion.
quote: I prayed for the first time in a very long time today. I explained to G-d that unless he wanted the Marxist-Islamic alliance and the certain Islamic takeover of Europe to completely annihilate European Christendom within the next hundred years he must ensure that the warriors fighting for the preservation of European Christendom prevail
quote: Catholicism is far “richer” than anything Protestantism can offer, since only Rome can lay claim to apostolic succession and living Tradition as an infallible guide to interpreting Holy Writ.Only Rome is the true church
quote: Since thorough records have been kept, mankind has a long and trafic history of breeding an occasional psychopath. These individual walk amongst us and often show little to know signs until something triggers them to embark on a murderous rampage.