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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6495 on: January 21, 2013, 11:48:48 AM »

You do not have to have a license to purchase a gun in the US.  The only requirements I know of are you can't be a felon, mentally ill and must be over 21 to purchase a handgun.

Just to note: as with many other things in the U.S., this varies from one place to another in this large country.

I don't know for sure that I would need a license to buy a handgun where I live, but I would need a license to posess or transport it, even unloaded. Every so often someone from another state who didn't know this is unpleasantly surprised when the TSA finds a gun in their carry-on luggage at JFK, asks to see their license, and then calls the local police because the person doesn't have a handgun license.

On the other hand, neither "I forgot I had a loaded gun in my carry-on bag" nor "I didn't realize I'm not allowed to have a gun in my carry-on luggage" shows a great deal of situational awareness, given the number of signs the TSA puts up about things you can't carry onto a plane.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6496 on: January 21, 2013, 01:12:09 PM »
My youngest sister in law is a high school English teacher, posted a picture on FB that made my brain hurt.  It's a picture of a late assignment turned in by one of her students (name and student ID not in the shot).  Under the question, "Why is this assignment late?" the student's only answer is YOLO.  Nothing else.  Why someone would think this is an acceptable answer is beyond me.  My SIL circled it and wrote "Really?" next to it.  I'm wondering how much credit the student will actually get.

YOLO. But you can take this class over and over and over again.  ;D

 ;D  Another good one!!  I'm loving this.

And this is a major consequence of insomnia... I was sleeping when I should have been posting this.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6497 on: January 21, 2013, 01:18:45 PM »
We always get asked at our store if we want the milk in bags. I used to say yes, but since their bags are a bit flimsy I've just started saying no, and they don't have a problem with it.

At least half the stores around here don't put things like milk or bags of potatoes in bags unless you specifically ask them to. Even when I ask, they often ask if I'm sure. Yes, I'm sure that a container of milk in a bag with handles allows me to carry more items from the car into my home than if I had to devote an inordinate amount of grip space to one measly item.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6498 on: January 21, 2013, 01:20:40 PM »
My youngest sister in law is a high school English teacher, posted a picture on FB that made my brain hurt.  It's a picture of a late assignment turned in by one of her students (name and student ID not in the shot).  Under the question, "Why is this assignment late?" the student's only answer is YOLO.  Nothing else.  Why someone would think this is an acceptable answer is beyond me.  My SIL circled it and wrote "Really?" next to it.  I'm wondering how much credit the student will actually get.

YOLO. But you can take this class over and over and over again.  ;D

 ;D  Another good one!!  I'm loving this.

And this is a major consequence of insomnia... I was sleeping when I should have been posting this.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6499 on: January 21, 2013, 03:01:50 PM »
My youngest sister in law is a high school English teacher, posted a picture on FB that made my brain hurt.  It's a picture of a late assignment turned in by one of her students (name and student ID not in the shot).  Under the question, "Why is this assignment late?" the student's only answer is YOLO.  Nothing else.  Why someone would think this is an acceptable answer is beyond me.  My SIL circled it and wrote "Really?" next to it.  I'm wondering how much credit the student will actually get.

YOLO. But you can take this class over and over and over again.  ;D

 ;D  Another good one!!  I'm loving this.

And this is a major consequence of insomnia... I was sleeping when I should have been posting this.
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Keep 'em coming people. I get the "YOLO" response to "Why haven't you done your homework/studied for this exam?" at least once a year. I'm filing all these away for future use  ;D
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6500 on: January 21, 2013, 03:06:58 PM »
My youngest sister in law is a high school English teacher, posted a picture on FB that made my brain hurt.  It's a picture of a late assignment turned in by one of her students (name and student ID not in the shot).  Under the question, "Why is this assignment late?" the student's only answer is YOLO.  Nothing else.  Why someone would think this is an acceptable answer is beyond me.  My SIL circled it and wrote "Really?" next to it.  I'm wondering how much credit the student will actually get.

YOLO. But you can take this class over and over and over again.  ;D

 ;D  Another good one!!  I'm loving this.

And this is a major consequence of insomnia... I was sleeping when I should have been posting this.
YGBK
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Keep 'em coming people. I get the "YOLO" response to "Why haven't you done your homework/studied for this exam?" at least once a year. I'm filing all these away for future use  ;D
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6501 on: January 21, 2013, 03:35:51 PM »
My youngest sister in law is a high school English teacher, posted a picture on FB that made my brain hurt.  It's a picture of a late assignment turned in by one of her students (name and student ID not in the shot).  Under the question, "Why is this assignment late?" the student's only answer is YOLO.  Nothing else.  Why someone would think this is an acceptable answer is beyond me.  My SIL circled it and wrote "Really?" next to it.  I'm wondering how much credit the student will actually get.

YOLO. But you can take this class over and over and over again.  ;D

 ;D  Another good one!!  I'm loving this.

And this is a major consequence of insomnia... I was sleeping when I should have been posting this.
YGBK
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Keep 'em coming people. I get the "YOLO" response to "Why haven't you done your homework/studied for this exam?" at least once a year. I'm filing all these away for future use  ;D
GTFO  :)
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6502 on: January 21, 2013, 03:50:39 PM »
My youngest sister in law is a high school English teacher, posted a picture on FB that made my brain hurt.  It's a picture of a late assignment turned in by one of her students (name and student ID not in the shot).  Under the question, "Why is this assignment late?" the student's only answer is YOLO.  Nothing else.  Why someone would think this is an acceptable answer is beyond me.  My SIL circled it and wrote "Really?" next to it.  I'm wondering how much credit the student will actually get.

YOLO. But you can take this class over and over and over again.  ;D

 ;D  Another good one!!  I'm loving this.

And this is a major consequence of insomnia... I was sleeping when I should have been posting this.
YGBK
 You Gotta Be Kidding

Keep 'em coming people. I get the "YOLO" response to "Why haven't you done your homework/studied for this exam?" at least once a year. I'm filing all these away for future use  ;D
GTFO  :)

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6503 on: January 21, 2013, 03:55:56 PM »
Dazi wrote:

"Just for example, I've seen a plane flown.  It doesn't mean I'm going to go rent a plane and just get in the cockpit and just start flying.  I think everyone would agree that is just ridiculous for me to think I could do.  Even knowing how to drive a car, I know I should not get in a bus or semi and attempt to drive it without proper training."

This is the part that makes my brain hurt.  Most people who have no gun experience don't have any idea how complex gun use can be, so treating these examples as parallel is unfair.  I agree that people who do know are wise to step in as soon as they see a situation like someone who owns a gun not knowing how to load a magazine, but acting like the guy is being as dumb as someone who would try to fly a plane without practice is condescending.  Nobody is born knowing this stuff, and the major danger in firearms is that they're easy to use so the danger isn't readily obvious to the untrained.  The first time a friend of mine took me to a shooting range (which was the first time I ever fired a gun) I made some seriously dangerous rookie mistakes (mostly violating rule number three, not paying close attention to where the pistol was pointed and not setting the safety when I should have), and I had no idea I was doing it.  I was just lucky enough to be in the presence of someone who knew better and who was willing to help me.  I wasn't too dumb to handle a firearm, just unfamiliar with it and unaware of the safety rules.  I'd love to see a rule that forbids someone from buying a firearm until they've passed a basic safety course, but in the absence of that rule it's just a matter of a rookie not realizing the danger.

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Thank you. I thought there was a strong tone of 'this guy doesn't know what to do therefore he is stupid' in the first post. The clerk accepted his money without any sort of check on his skill level, he asked for help when he needed it and didn't object when an employee was sent with him to assist. Then he was asked to leave, which he did and the poster doesn't mention him getting a refund. It's possible that he was given or inherited the gun. If I was getting this attitude from the gun range, I don't think I'd return. As I said, the only time I have fired a gun, I was on holiday in Hawaii and paid to fire at a range, so it would seem completely normal to me. I don't know what was different about this range, perhaps they had special safety features that enabled a bunch of amateurs to fire together? bulletproof glass between the lanes?

I asked a friend of my husbands about Australia's gun laws and you have to have a reason to get a licence. One reason is that you are a member of a gun club. Gaining membership takes about six months (starting from scratch) and includes the safety courses.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6504 on: January 21, 2013, 04:56:18 PM »
My youngest sister in law is a high school English teacher, posted a picture on FB that made my brain hurt.  It's a picture of a late assignment turned in by one of her students (name and student ID not in the shot).  Under the question, "Why is this assignment late?" the student's only answer is YOLO.  Nothing else.  Why someone would think this is an acceptable answer is beyond me.  My SIL circled it and wrote "Really?" next to it.  I'm wondering how much credit the student will actually get.

YOLO. But you can take this class over and over and over again.  ;D

 ;D  Another good one!!  I'm loving this.

And this is a major consequence of insomnia... I was sleeping when I should have been posting this.
YGBK
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Keep 'em coming people. I get the "YOLO" response to "Why haven't you done your homework/studied for this exam?" at least once a year. I'm filing all these away for future use  ;D
GTFO  :)

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6505 on: January 21, 2013, 05:03:04 PM »
My youngest sister in law is a high school English teacher, posted a picture on FB that made my brain hurt.  It's a picture of a late assignment turned in by one of her students (name and student ID not in the shot).  Under the question, "Why is this assignment late?" the student's only answer is YOLO.  Nothing else.  Why someone would think this is an acceptable answer is beyond me.  My SIL circled it and wrote "Really?" next to it.  I'm wondering how much credit the student will actually get.

YOLO. But you can take this class over and over and over again.  ;D

 ;D  Another good one!!  I'm loving this.

And this is a major consequence of insomnia... I was sleeping when I should have been posting this.
YGBK
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Keep 'em coming people. I get the "YOLO" response to "Why haven't you done your homework/studied for this exam?" at least once a year. I'm filing all these away for future use  ;D

Everyone else seems to understand this already, but I can't figure out what YOLO stands for...

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6506 on: January 21, 2013, 05:06:33 PM »
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6507 on: January 21, 2013, 05:06:52 PM »
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6508 on: January 21, 2013, 05:13:31 PM »
My youngest sister in law is a high school English teacher, posted a picture on FB that made my brain hurt.  It's a picture of a late assignment turned in by one of her students (name and student ID not in the shot).  Under the question, "Why is this assignment late?" the student's only answer is YOLO.  Nothing else.  Why someone would think this is an acceptable answer is beyond me.  My SIL circled it and wrote "Really?" next to it.  I'm wondering how much credit the student will actually get.

YOLO. But you can take this class over and over and over again.  ;D

 ;D  Another good one!!  I'm loving this.

And this is a major consequence of insomnia... I was sleeping when I should have been posting this.
YGBK
 You Gotta Be Kidding

Keep 'em coming people. I get the "YOLO" response to "Why haven't you done your homework/studied for this exam?" at least once a year. I'm filing all these away for future use  ;D
GTFO  :)

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6509 on: January 21, 2013, 05:48:09 PM »
My youngest sister in law is a high school English teacher, posted a picture on FB that made my brain hurt.  It's a picture of a late assignment turned in by one of her students (name and student ID not in the shot).  Under the question, "Why is this assignment late?" the student's only answer is YOLO.  Nothing else.  Why someone would think this is an acceptable answer is beyond me.  My SIL circled it and wrote "Really?" next to it.  I'm wondering how much credit the student will actually get.

YOLO. But you can take this class over and over and over again.  ;D

 ;D  Another good one!!  I'm loving this.

And this is a major consequence of insomnia... I was sleeping when I should have been posting this.
YGBK
 You Gotta Be Kidding

Keep 'em coming people. I get the "YOLO" response to "Why haven't you done your homework/studied for this exam?" at least once a year. I'm filing all these away for future use  ;D
GTFO  :)

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