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Stop Knives, Save Lives!!! :x

Post by ed » Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:12 pm

Serious shit from the UK.
http://surrenderyourknife.co.uk/

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No knives, better lives!!! (has a ring to it)
http://noknivesbetterlives.com/

From Snopes:
A call from the British Medical Journal was published several years ago, arguing that “many assaults are committed impulsively, prompted by alcohol and drugs, and a kitchen knife often makes an all too available weapon,” according to the BBC.

Researchers “consulted 10 top chefs from around the UK, and found such knives have little practical value in the kitchen. None of the chefs felt such knives were essential, since the point of a short blade was just as useful when a sharp end was needed.”
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Re: Stop Knives, Save Lives!!! :x

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:20 pm

I have an arsenal.

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None of them are registered.

I let my kids handle them, too.

But do you have any idea how many accidents I've almost had cleaning my knives!

So, I'm lucky to be alive.

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Post by ed » Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:41 pm

I, personally, am a cut survivor.

I don't like to talk about it.
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Post by Rob Lister » Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:49 pm

And if they come for those ...

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:24 pm

I suppose you're going to say it's just a useful tool. :evil:

You guys said that about guns, too. :HoppingMad2:
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Re: Stop Knives, Save Lives!!! :x

Post by sparks » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:18 pm

Fuck it: "Let knives take lives!!11"
You can lead them to knowledge, but you can't make them think.

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Post by Skeeve » Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:01 pm

Rob Lister wrote:And if they come for those ...

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They came for the guns, but I didn't have any guns, so I did nothing...
They came for the knives, but I didn't have any knives, so I did nothing...
They came for the (what the hell are those Rob?, chisels?), but I didn't have any of them either...
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Post by corplinx » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:59 pm

people marching against their own freedom, sad

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Post by Pyrrho » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:40 pm

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Post by Skeeve » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:49 pm

I guess you can't squeeze a lot of sense out of these limeys...
Top doctor: Ban deadly blades from our kitchens
ONE of Scotland’s leading doctors has called for a ban on “killer” kitchen knives.

Dr John Crichton, the new chairman of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland, wants the sale of pointed kitchen knives to be banned to help reduce the number of fatal stabbings.

He first suggested the move three years ago, but his proposal did not win enough support from policy-makers. Since then dozens of people, including schoolchildren, have lost their lives as a result of attacks involving bladed instruments.
Weirder and weirder...and apparently it's been a thing in Japan for a while also, example from Stars and Stripes.
Blade ban: Knives best left on base to avoid breaking Japan’s new weapons law
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On U.S. bases, knife and sword ownership rules differ among installations and are not affected by the Japanese law.

But, cautioned Joe Tenis, deputy provost marshal for U.S. Forces Japan, going off base with any kind of knife carries a risk.

"Unlike in the States, if you are going off base, keep your pocketknife on base," he said. "If stopped and requested to be searched by Japanese police, explaining the pocket or other knife is for personal protection is not a valid reason for carrying the knife and will likely result in the individual being taken into custody."
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"Servicemembers going off base need to keep their pocket and other knives on base unless there is a valid reason for having the knife, such as going on a fishing or diving trip," said. "And if you are going fishing, you better have a pole with you, too."

Violators face a maximum of three years imprisonment or a fine up to 500,000 yen (about $5,680). According to the Japanese National Police Web site, anyone possessing the newly banned knives must dispose of them by July 4.
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Post by ed » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:10 pm

I thought we won the war???
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Post by Skeeve » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:35 pm

ed wrote:I thought we won the war???
Well, on our bases it's still okay, but I think we gave them back their country a while ago... didn't we?
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Post by ed » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:51 pm

Thats what comes from being nice.:x
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Post by Bruce » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:06 am

TSA is way ahead of the game by banning nail clippers and bottled liquids. We can only trust highly trained government officials to handle anything potentially dangerous, and everything is potentially dangerous.
Such potential!

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Post by Witness » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:34 pm

Is it more sad or more amusing that some… uh… simple souls buy this kind of kitsch?

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Post by ed » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:55 pm

And they confiscated it why exactly?
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:01 pm

Sharp edges, Old Boy.

You know how the lower orders are with sharp edges, what what.
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Re: Stop Knives, Save Lives!!! :x

Post by sparks » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:44 pm

They confiscated it because not only is shit art, it's stabby, pointy and thoroughly useless!
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Post by corplinx » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:46 pm

https://www.reddit.com/r/mallninja/

the mallninja is endangered!

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Post by Skeeve » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:20 pm

Witness wrote:Is it more sad or more amusing that some… uh… simple souls buy this kind of kitsch?

Image of fairly encumbering sharp edged thing here: https://i.imgur.com/wOWDl2i.jpg
Hrm...if he were in japan he might have gotten away with it by saying he was 'just going fishing'....
...as long as he remembered his fishing pole...

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