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School stabbing spree: 20 hurt in Pittsburgh-area bloodbath

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As many as 20 students were hurt, some with life-threatening wounds, when a classmate went on a stabbing rampage through the classrooms and halls of a high school outside Pittsburgh on Wednesday morning, authorities said.

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proof if you take away guns, people will still find ways to hurt each other

Yes, but let’s consider that for a moment: Thus far, there have been no deaths. All the victims are expected to live. In the Newtown, Conn. shooting, Adam Lanza killed twenty-six people in less than five minutes. Not maimed — killed.

A gun is going to make a person more lethal, in less time, from further away. With other methods, like a knife, the attacker must get close to their intended targets (versus spraying bullets indiscriminately), and this gives opportunity for others to run and/or subdue the assailant.

When the principal at Newtown tried to stop Lanza, she was murdered. The vice principal in this case was able to tackle the suspect and he was cuffed by the school resource officer. Yes, people will still find ways to hurt each other. There’s no reason to make it easier for them to do so.

Please don’t claim this attack “proves” gun control proponents wrong, or firearms advocates right. I will admit, my first thought was, “Thank God he didn’t have a gun” — however, when are we going to have a discussion about what leads a high school sophomore to this kind of attack as a solution? Or anyone, for that matter? Perhaps he had access to guns and maybe he didn’t. We don’t know.

The undeniable truth here is that for whatever reason, he chose knives, and that choice, in this instance, may have made it more difficult for him to rack up the kind of body count we have seen as a nation in similar mass attacks when a gun is used.

I’ve tended to find that, after shooting sprees, victims don’t post selfies of themselves recovering in hospital. Mainly because they go to the morgue, not the wards.

^ Ahem.

Actually, taking away firearms won’t prevent people from committing acts of heinous violence. It also doesn’t mean that they will be easier to stop because they can’t shoot you from 20 feet away.

A knife is a killer, just like a gun. Pretending like it isn’t, and that guns are worse, is a ridiculous notion. Practically any object can kill if its put into the wrong hands…and in those situations, it won’t matter if they do it from 20 feet away or from 2 feet. If you aren’t prepared for the encounter, you will likely get severely injured and/or die. 

Do you all think that it’s that simple? “Oh he has a knife, he has to get close so it will be harder for him to hurt us.” Do you honestly think those kids in that school had some kind of knife defense training or any self defense training at all in order to prevent them from panicking the moment they realize they might die? Do you think they know how to properly disarm an attacker who is holding a knife and subdue them accordingly? What about the teachers? Don’t assume that because its a melee weapon that you have an advantage. 

Stop trying to force the blame on guns. Blame the people using the guns, and other weapons, to harm others.

hey dawg i’m a united states marine and lemme tell you

we are armed with firearms for a reason
they make us more efficient. they make us more dangerous. they keep us out of melee range of the enemy. we are able to use fire and maneuver (thanks to the distance) to close with and destroy the enemy

if you really believe knives are as dangerous as guns, explain to me why we aren’t just deployed with ka-bars ya fucking shitting infant

be intellectually honest, at the very least. it’s really not much to ask, i promise

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The pro-gun crowd has been jerking off on this story all day. This Marine two responses above me lays it out pretty nicely: Yes, there is a BIG fucking difference between a weapon that injured 17 people and one that killed 26.

A knife is a killer, just like a gun. Pretending like it isn’t, and that guns are worse, is a ridiculous notion.” Yeah, bro. Sooooooo ridiculous to imply that an incident in which no one was killed is better than an incident in which a number of people were killed.

Hi! I live in Japan where few people ever see a gun, let alone own one.

From time to time, there are stabbing sprees such as the incident above. Sometimes people die. Sometimes kids die. Killing sprees are tragic events, regardless of the the number of casualties.

What’s the difference between a stabbing spree and a shooting spree? No one leaps to the defense of knife owners. No one insists that owning a knife is a right that must never be infringed upon. And best of all, no one declares the best way to prevent future stabbings is to arm more people with knives.

It is my opinion that the lack of guns makes my life and my children’s lives fundamentally safer. Not because “no guns = absolute security”, but because the presence of far too many guns is pure chaos. Because the only function of a gun is to shoot living things. That’s all it does. I don’t need one, don’t want one, and I’m ecstatic that no one around me has one.

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AND THEN IT GETS COLD AGAIN, JUST LIKE EVERY YEAR

weatherman’s been pulling this shit for weeks, it’s killing me. STOP TALKING ABOUT SPRING when forecasting snow, you douche.

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Here’s Million Onion Hotel, hum hum ⊟

It’s a sort of whack-a-mole game about hitting onions, asparagus men, and other creatures, while also lining them up to make bingos… all to save the occupants of a hotel who were zapped to another dimension in a soup incident.

A long, long time ago, there was a tiny country between that country over there and this country over here.
In this country was a strange hotel. This hotel’s specialty was “magical onion soup”.
They say many famous and great people came to taste this soup, though apparently not one of them thought to describe the flavor to anyone else. Maybe it’s because the soup had a hidden power. Yes … a secret power.
One night, some esteemed guests find themselves suddenly sucked into a far-off galaxy! 
Maybe this is because they … drank too much of the magical onion soup?

Million Onion Hotel is the first iOS game by Onion Games, featuring Little King’s Story director Yoshiro Kimura and monster designer Kazuyuki Kurashima (both former Love-de-Lic founders!)

I’ve been waiting to see this game that Kimura calls his “poem,” and the animation and music here makes me so, so happy. I’m so glad that indie gaming is taking off in Japan, anchored by things like Kickstarter and the BitSummit event. I’m so glad Kimura gets to make tiny games – this one is much smaller than the last game he worked on with a character called “Dr. Peace” in it. Via Indiegames.com.

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I played this at BitSummit and I cannot wait to play the full version. Absolutely bonkers.

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Masako Mori, current cabinet minister for gender equality, recently spoke at length about sexism in The Japan News. She’s toeing the party line a bit (whatever Abe is “attached” to, I don’t trust him), but you seldom see anyone, let alone a woman, talking so openly about this stuff in Japan:

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