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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:57 PM

 

So I was watching a news story and I think I know, ultimately, why America is screwed up.

Well, not only America... but most of the planet.

Just a few minutes ago, I was watching a news story/blurb/PSA on the Armed Forces Network (AFN). A person evidently must have taken a .50 rifle cartridge (pictured below) and a hammer (like a framing hammer) and attempted to hammer the cartridge into something as if using the cartridge as a "nail". Needless to say, the person incurred some serious hand injuries when the round ignited. I was speechless at this report of such stupidity - utterly speechless.

And then it hit me; I think all of our problems stem from a lack of natural selection in the human species throughout the past 300+ years. Do we spend too much effort protecting people from themselves? It's the only explanation I can fathom for someone attempting to use a (quite large) bullet in lieu of a nail. I mean seriously, WTF?!?

Sorry, I just saw that on teevee and had to vent that out.

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Reply So I was watching a news story and I think I know, ultimately, why America is screwed up. (Original post)
OneTenthofOnePercent Jan 2013 OP
krispos42 Jan 2013 #1
HooptieWagon Jan 2013 #2
GeorgeGist Jan 2013 #3
OneTenthofOnePercent Jan 2013 #5
galileoreloaded Jan 2013 #4

Response to OneTenthofOnePercent (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:09 PM

1. Swing and a miss by Darwin

A .50 BMG round detonates in the open air, and this guy ONLY gets serious hand damage?


He'd better go by a lottery ticket on his way to the ER.

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Response to OneTenthofOnePercent (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:06 PM

2. By definition, half the population is below average intelligence.

There are some really dumb people out there. There are also some batshit crazy people out there. Rational, intelligent people are a minority.

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Response to OneTenthofOnePercent (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:32 PM

3. In America, more than half of gun deaths ...

are self-inflicted.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:49 PM

5. Ironically, had the guy died, it wouldn't have been a gun death.

 

No gun was involved. I wonder if it would be considered a Hammer-related death...?

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Response to OneTenthofOnePercent (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:25 PM

4. Oh yeah. I'm surrounded. NT

 

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