Excellen Browning

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    The new Narga
  • Birthday 08/13/1990

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  1. General US Politics

    So, anyone getting affected by the shutdown already? I know some people who've been placed on indefinite leave.
  2. General US Politics

    I can't comment on how difficult it's is for UK police to get guns, because I don't know, but UK gun law is fairly similar to most of Europe. The UK is also 1 in some 20 states in the EU and isn't necessarily a good representative. What is, is the European firearms directive, which forces some minimum regulations on member states, and those in the borderless zone. And according to the directive you can own a lot of things if you have a permit, and a permit is AFAIK in most countries not difficult to get. You just have to prove you'll use it, say by joining a shooting or hunting club, and that you're not a risk to public safety. And depending on the country this can get you single or two shot rifles, shotguns, and an assortment of handguns.
  3. General US Politics

    It's actually not hard at all in most of Europe to get a gun, ammo and taking it to shoot.
  4. General US Politics

    She's a normal socialist democrat.
  5. General US Politics

    If the supreme court majority becomes extreme right wing activists, they can overrule a bunch of their previous rulings. Abortion and gay marriage rights were things the SC made legal through their rulings, and those decisions can(and probably will be) overturned if the right wing activists get the majority. Chevron deference, the ability of executive agencies like the EPA to decide what kind of policy they want to pursue within their congressional mandate without interference from the courts, is also on the chopping block. Gorsuch really wants to get rid of it. This essentially means that the SC gives itself a say on things like whether or not asbestos gets banned by the EPA, amongst other things. Outside of the obvious balance of powers issue, without chevron deference a right wing(or left wing) court can stonewall any executive agency from doing anything as long as they have a majority. Finally there's the religious freedom(and freedom from religion) and discrimination issues. Masterpiece cakeshop was a good example of this. Things like laws for prayer in school, "in god we trust" signs in the state legislatures, etc. Generally accomodating christians in showinghow christian they are, and allowing them to discriminate against jews/muslims/agnosts/homosexuals/transgenders/etc because of their 'religious beliefs'. Considering the history the US has with discrimination against minority religion that's probably gonna make a return as well.
  6. General US Politics

    If anything Pence will nominate people like Roberts, not clearly unqualified partisan hacks like Gorsuch. In that sense your supreme court will be highly unpalatable for the coming few decades, but at least basically competent.
  7. General US Politics

    This is fairly normal. Kinda scummy, but normal, and iirc tends to happen on both sides.
  8. General US Politics

    It's not in the job description of any law enforcement agency to debunk any sort of myth or belief, but it is their job to enforce the law. At best you can toss them into the penal loony bin.
  9. General US Politics

    Nigel Farage's dad was a City of London stockbroker and Nigel himself was educated at an expensive private school and became a stockbroker himself. He's very much a rich kid who never knew financial hardship.
  10. General US Politics

    IMO being establishment isn't something that's inherently wrong. Representing economic interests isn't wrong. Trump represents a different kind of establishment; hardcore unregulated free market enthoustiasts, folks like the Koch brothers and that whacko that runs Home Depot these days(and Trump himself), and the american coal industry. People who haven't been in a position of strong influence since... Reagan? Even Bush jr didn't venture into their territory.
  11. General US Politics

    If you mean Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family, they deserve Trump.
  12. General US Politics

    This is correct. If you're pardoned you're assumed guilty and waive your right not to incriminate yourself on the matter you got pardoned for. I believe it also means you have to cooperate with investigations surrounding the thing you got pardoned for, so Manafort getting that could simply not be beneficial to Trump.
  13. Women of Serenes Forest!

    Err... How about you shut the fuck up and don't randomly assume someone is trying to make other people uncomfortable.
  14. Women of Serenes Forest!

    Both threads must be destroyed by sex talk that makes the mods feel uncomfortable.
  15. Men of Serenes Forest!

    So today I bring a topic that came up in conversation recently. When you're having sex, can you tell that you're about to cum, and how reliably? As for me, I can normally tell and the orgasm is something that has to be worked towards anyway, but there were a few times when I was caught by surprise. Both of those involve the same woman though; I had a very frustrating sexual relationship with her and I'm told that frustration between the bedsheets can lead to all sorts of weirdness. What are your experiences with this?