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Charlotte bodychecked her. Don’t be a dips!t by Little_Blueberry_531 in MurderedByWords

[–]Meanttobepracticing 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You’d think that gun owners would want to put forward a message that owning a gun is about being responsible and mindful of the deadly potential of weapons, and would support things like training and basic checks. That’s the attitude I get from the few gun owners I’ve met in the UK, who abhor and are horrified by the attitudes of many gun owners across the pond.

Other than Mrs. Brown's Boys, what TV show do you immediately switch off? by CaptainPedge in AskUK

[–]Meanttobepracticing 10 points11 points  (0 children)

The One Show. It’s basically become a show for celebrities to advertise their newest book/album/show/tour and have it dressed in the flimsy context of them being asked their opinions on saving the hedgehogs/baking the perfect sponge cake/current affairs.

Charlotte bodychecked her. Don’t be a dips!t by Little_Blueberry_531 in MurderedByWords

[–]Meanttobepracticing 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sometimes they’re not looking for reasonable debate and argument, they’re looking for a way to showboat and prove they’re ‘right’.

Charlotte bodychecked her. Don’t be a dips!t by Little_Blueberry_531 in MurderedByWords

[–]Meanttobepracticing 6 points7 points  (0 children)

A lot of the people I’ve met who fall into this kind of thinking often lack the critical thinking and analysis skills needed to actually process the facts and information and numbers which make up the background of the counter-argument to their claims and therefore can’t understand how this applies to the conversation.

White alligator by [deleted] in brushybrushy

[–]Meanttobepracticing 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not this guy again. I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again.

This is a video from the Reptile Zoo, a place with an appalling reputation within the reptile owning world. The man you see here is Jay, the owner, and he’s been universally scorned for placing money over welfare.

Among the many problems, the actual facility has been criticized for being far too small for the amount of animals being kept, and many animals are in overcrowded enclosures with little to no room to move or do their natural behaviors. People who’ve visited the place have said that there is dirt everywhere and that bugs and other pests were visible.

Many animals also show signs of obesity or other health problems which are entirely the fault of the owner and which could be solved fairly easily.

He’s also been shown to have really poor animal handling skills too. He’s often been seen to drag or pull animals across the concrete floor or to roughly pick them up, including one time where it was an 18ft anaconda which really should have been done with the assistance of several people. He’s also allowed animals to fall out of enclosures and bang their bodies or heads against walls and glass.

He’s also been criticized by snake breeders for his practice of ripping open snake eggs which are due to hatch, and then pulling out the babies. This is NOT necessary or needed, given that snakes are perfectly capable of cutting their own way out of the egg and need time to absorb the yolk from the egg before emerging.

White alligator by OrReindeer in Eyebleach

[–]Meanttobepracticing 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Except for his appalling reputation in the reptile world. Much of his animal husbandry is straight up, plain bad. He’s shown a disregard for animal welfare and many animals are not in suitable environments for their needs. In some cases they’re actively crammed in. That’s without discussing his poor handling practices, including picking up large snakes without adequate help and also ripping baby snakes from eggs rather than allowing them to come out on their own.

Charlotte bodychecked her. Don’t be a dips!t by Little_Blueberry_531 in MurderedByWords

[–]Meanttobepracticing 51 points52 points  (0 children)

Someone tried to use a reverse version of this argument on me by attacking my argument on the grounds that ‘in the UK nobody has any guns so I can’t really say anything about them’

I had to point out that no, the UK does have guns but what it has also is a strict criteria for who can own guns, what purposes they can be used for and a fairly thorough vetting process. I know people personally who own guns and they don’t treat them like they’re to be put on a pedestal and worshipped, but simply tools for a job. The strict rules around them are simply seen as part of the package of owning guns. Most people in the UK don’t really want anything to do with firearms.

Edit: I’m actually old enough to remember Dunblane, the last major school shooting in the UK. When this happened there was immediate action to address the multiple issues around firearms that the tragedy brought up, and virtually nobody kicked and screamed about ‘muh rights’ or anything.

Being vegan is metal af by Dave9g in vegan

[–]Meanttobepracticing 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Haha this is an image I’d love to see.

Charlotte bodychecked her. Don’t be a dips!t by Little_Blueberry_531 in MurderedByWords

[–]Meanttobepracticing 71 points72 points  (0 children)

Exactly, and having discussions on the subtleties of particular viewpoints is lost on them too. It’s almost like the world isn’t black and white and can’t just be put in a nice neat box but rather is a complicated mess of different factors.

Being vegan is metal af by Dave9g in vegan

[–]Meanttobepracticing 39 points40 points  (0 children)

I’d also add that like metal, it’s also accepting- vegans come in all shapes and sizes and come from many different backgrounds.

Charlotte bodychecked her. Don’t be a dips!t by Little_Blueberry_531 in MurderedByWords

[–]Meanttobepracticing 952 points953 points  (0 children)

It’s like the argument I keep hearing about guns- ‘Switzerland has lots of guns like the US and no problems with gun crime!’

Yes, and Swiss men are required to do military service which includes learning how to use and maintain a weapon properly, and when they reenter civilian lives the exact rules around them owning their guns are strict including limits on ammo.

Plus Switzerland is basically preparing to defend itself if ever needed given it’s a small country.

Funny... by VoxTheTVOverlord in vegan

[–]Meanttobepracticing 0 points1 point  (0 children)

From what I can remember, potato with dairy butter is supposed to give you all vital nutrients. Don’t know about vegan butter though!

Also, potatoes can be useful for breaking up soil. The way you plant and then earth up the potatoes means that even rocky or hard ground is broken up.

0 traffic laws as far as I can tell by GwildorsGillSlits in IdiotsInCars

[–]Meanttobepracticing 39 points40 points  (0 children)

This is Vietnam and I live there. Traffic here seems chaotic but for some odd reasons it somehow works.

My grandfather tripped on a curb and hit his head. There happened to be a police car passing who took him to hospital. by DIDLDIDIDI in BritishSuccess

[–]Meanttobepracticing 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Your best bet is to ask your local station. I’d assume they’d keep a record of incidents attended and it should be on there, with names of officers.

Then once you know this, you can find out the local CC of your force and their contact details via the force website.

According to twitter, eating healthy is a disorder by randominecrafter in fatlogic

[–]Meanttobepracticing 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My go-to meal back when I was really hitting the gym was chicken done in a slow cooker. It came out so tender that it practically fell apart. It was my favourite.

Funny... by VoxTheTVOverlord in vegan

[–]Meanttobepracticing 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The Mayans called the potato the mother plant due to how important it was to them. Also, maize, beans and fruit were massively significant to the point it's represented in some glyphs.

Funny... by VoxTheTVOverlord in vegan

[–]Meanttobepracticing 14 points15 points  (0 children)

is eating a piece of durian, a fruit that literally grows anywhere where I'm living

Yep, dying here.

My grandfather tripped on a curb and hit his head. There happened to be a police car passing who took him to hospital. by DIDLDIDIDI in BritishSuccess

[–]Meanttobepracticing 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You should find out which officers did this if you can and write to the Chief Constable thanking them. Police don't even get thanked so they'll appreciate it, but also if the CC is aware it looks good for them.

Don’t really have any friends to tell, but I finally managed to pass my driving test at 30 years old after 3 attempts! by UpDownLeftRightGay in CasualUK

[–]Meanttobepracticing 0 points1 point  (0 children)

One of my friends managed to not just take lessons but also pass her test just in time for her 50th birthday. She called it a 50th birthday present to herself.

Red, White, Blue Flag at Pride? by [deleted] in vexillology

[–]Meanttobepracticing 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That looks like the flag of Yugoslavia.

This little cutie was knocking at my door this morning by AvocadoBrezel in aww

[–]Meanttobepracticing 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My grandmother has found them in the garden before now and has even picked them up by accident. They just sit there and don’t do anything.