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    I'm fine with plastic straw bans, because straws...

    I'm fine with plastic straw bans, because straws are pretty inessential.

    However, you can't really say that reusable bags, particularly cotton bags, are always better for the environment than...
  2. Thread: Gun control

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    A lot of that is your perception from being a...

    A lot of that is your perception from being a city dweller, presumably in a neighborhood without homicide rates approaching those of the most dangerous Latin American cities. You live somewhere that...
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    Apart from hunting, Illinois prohibits open...

    Apart from hunting, Illinois prohibits open carry.

    For out of state permits, Illinois allows you to drive through the state with a pistol on your person or in the passenger compartment of your...
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    You're missing a key difference between mere...

    You're missing a key difference between mere operation on private property and operation on the public way.
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    Well, for carrying, it varies pretty widely by...

    Well, for carrying, it varies pretty widely by state, but for Illinois, most questions can be answered here.
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    No you're not, you're trolling. None of those...

    No you're not, you're trolling.

    None of those things are mandatory towards car ownership in this country, only car operation on public roads.
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    Saying that we should regulate them at least as...

    Saying that we should regulate them at least as much as cars tells me that you've never tried to buy one. I never had to have my background checked to buy a vehicle that I wasn't financing, nor did I...
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    All of those countries are barely socialist these...

    All of those countries are barely socialist these days, with minimal if any collective ownership of the means of production. They're capitalist with strong social safety nets (relative to the US),...
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    Glock pistols only come equipped with manual...

    Glock pistols only come equipped with manual safeties for large agency purchases. The US Gov 3 letter agencies (and AFAIK, all US police agencies) are not among them. They have internal safeties and...
  10. There are a handful of countries that still have...

    There are a handful of countries that still have networks up. Verizon is scheduled to shut theirs down at the end of 2019 in favor of VoLTE, FWIW.
  11. The OnePlus phones are GSM only. No go for now...

    The OnePlus phones are GSM only.

    No go for now on CDMA networks like Verizon (for now), Sprint (pending potential merger with T-Mobile), any micro-carriers that lease network space from them are a...
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    FWIW, my wife's name (Janelle) still occasionally...

    FWIW, my wife's name (Janelle) still occasionally gets autocorrected to 'handle' when I'm rushing.
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    And there was much rejoicing.

    And there was much rejoicing.
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    Janelle is right there with you.

    Janelle is right there with you.
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    The wife is enjoying Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze...

    The wife is enjoying Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze thus far.
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    Just started playing the PS4 version of Rise of...

    Just started playing the PS4 version of Rise of the Tomb Raider., which includes all the DLC. My wife bought it and some other games as Christmas gifts for me on Black Friday.

    I'm maybe 1/3rd of...
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    That makes sense. If the Switch approaches the...

    That makes sense. If the Switch approaches the 3DS' lifetime system sales, 3DS software sales will probably taper off anyway. Until then, there are over 72 million 3DS systems out there.
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    I got a Pro Controller so we can do local co-op...

    I got a Pro Controller so we can do local co-op Hyrule Warriors.
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    Hell, it got me to buy a Nintendo system for the...

    Hell, it got me to buy a Nintendo system for the first time since the SNES.

    One upside of that is that I don't mind that a lot of the games are Wii U ports, since I missed out on them the first...
  20. That's pretty typical, apart from the lack of...

    That's pretty typical, apart from the lack of mess. Burglars in the US don't want to encounter residents who might call the police. Or shoot said burglars. The most common things taken are small...
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    Also, the cost cutting allows Toyota to sell...

    Also, the cost cutting allows Toyota to sell Corollas for lower prices and interest rates than the Civic.
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    I'm guessing US models had corners cut on the...

    I'm guessing US models had corners cut on the brakes (rear drum), suspension (solid rear with crap damping), and interior. My buddy's wife had a 2003 Corolla LE, and it rode like crap even compared...
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    Well, they're probably a better car than the...

    Well, they're probably a better car than the Corolla that came afterwards.
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    Ford had a 75% share of the police vehicle market...

    Ford had a 75% share of the police vehicle market back in 2002, but the only remotely competitive option for a sedan was there Impala (sorry Intrepid), and those were still hands down inferior to the...
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    My Panasonic TC-P50G25 had a board fail after the...

    My Panasonic TC-P50G25 had a board fail after the first year, but is still working. It lets out a buzz while showing mostly bright/light scenes, but picture quality is still excellent.
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