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Re: Taking public information too far?

Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:50 AM

My guess is:

The author wanted all those who read the article:

A.) and do not like guns to have a look at the map to see who/how many in their neighborhood, near the school the kids go to, their businesses, and surrounding areas own evil guns, be fearful of such, and e-mail their congresscritters a very impassioned and emotional message to ban all firearms.

B.) and do like guns to know they know who you are and where you live.

Gun owners, cigarette smokers, and Christians, on the road to untermensch.
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Re: Taking public information too far?

Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:02 PM

What they actually did was to make a connection between gun owners and their public faces. If you think that's going to have effect A, then you clearly don't think much of the average gun owner.

As for B, anybody who has filled out legal paperwork to register a weapon should be well aware that this is public knowledge.

And what does any of this have to do with smoking or your choice of imaginary friend?

This post has been edited by jon.kiparsky: 26 December 2012 - 12:03 PM

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:17 PM

Ever heard the phrase: "All publicity is good publicity"? I'm guessing this stunt achieved exactly what it was meant to achieve, and it has nothing whatsoever to do with guns or who owns them.
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:30 PM

Just in my area I've noticed recently that:

Several CHL holders and advocates don't realize the information is public, much less that a newspaper would produce an interactive map of them.

Several people who wish the US had UK style firearm regulations don't realize the people they like quite a bit are CHL holders, and have closets full of guns of various shapes, sizes, and levels of evil-ness.

Lots more examples like that, but at the end of the day, people like you are rare, Jon.

Articles that contain interactive maps matching names, addresses, and topics are designed to raise awareness of the topic.

For failed no-knock raids, the goal is to illustrate that a lot of innocent people die quite often due to typos which result in a dozen or so guys with guns kicking in doors and killing people and pets. (and, given the nature of the topic, you should be worried.)

For pedophiles, the goal is to illustrate that pedophiles are everywhere, even in your neighborhood, and lots hang out near the school your kids go to. (and, given the nature of the topic, you should be worried.)

For gun owners, the goal is to illustrate that they're everywhere, even in your neighborhood. (and, given the nature of the topic, you should be worried.)

Interactive maps: A shameless propaganda tactic to push yet another agenda.
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Re: Taking public information too far?

Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:34 PM

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:37 PM

He's the AI that Chos created to scour the web, abolishing piracy.

He posts here on his breaks.
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Re: Taking public information too far?

Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:47 PM

View Postjon.kiparsky, on 26 December 2012 - 12:37 PM, said:

He's the AI that Chos created to scour the web, abolishing piracy.

He posts here on his breaks.


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Re: Taking public information too far?

Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:57 PM

Python_4_president, are you saying it's a bad thing to own guns and that gun owners should keep it a secret?

Im pretty sure the pedophile maps are for parents to decide where they want to live. Yeah that house may look good and have a good price tag, but it had pedophiles next door. See what I mean?

Raid maps are to show people how good the local government is. Do you really want to live in a place where theres a big chance your house could be raided?

The problem with these gun maps is they have no use to common people. Does a place with high gun to house ratios mean that the place is full of unresposible rednecks, or respectful ex-military?

You also seem to have an irrational fear of guns. Saying that they range with different evilness and that people should be afraid of other people with guns in the neighborhood. The only person here this "propaganda" is working on, is you. Theres next to nothing to be afraid about guns, you should be afraid of the people owning them. I know for a fact there are multiple people in my neighborhood who owns guns and CHLs, and they are the safest and responsible people i know. One of them stopped a guy from breaking into our house who was trying to beat up his girlfriend. He knew it was a dangerous situation that involved kids and he defused the situation without using guns. Not every gun owner is going to take out his gun at the slightest provacation.

Sorry for any typos, posting from my phone.
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:17 PM

lol... irrational fear of guns... Great example of how ideas can lose their meaning when sent over the tubes. (OBVIOUS REFERENCE)


What I'm saying is... We ought to ban licenses.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:11 PM

What we should do is have the government regulate what newspapers can print.

We should also ban hate speech. All posts on the internet should be approved by the government before it is allowed.

I mean, the Bill of Rights is outdated. We don't need to actually follow what it says.
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Re: Taking public information too far?

Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:24 PM

Robin I realize you're joking, but I actually think that should be the case with news sources. News media holds HUGE power, and they know it. They can determine the outcome of elections with their viewers being their army. Companies that claim to be news sources should have strict guidelines to ensure that watchers are getting unbiased, real news.
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Re: Taking public information too far?

Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:27 PM

View Postcreativecoding, on 27 December 2012 - 03:24 PM, said:

Robin I realize you're joking, but I actually think that should be the case with news sources. News media holds HUGE power, and they know it. They can determine the outcome of elections with their viewers being their army. Companies that claim to be news sources should have strict guidelines to ensure that watchers are getting unbiased, real news.


Unbiased, real news... by whose lights?
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Re: Taking public information too far?

Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:30 PM

just put one shitty group in charge of another shitty group and continue until the end of time.
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Re: Taking public information too far?

Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:32 PM

End of time just happened. Can we try something else now?
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Re: Taking public information too far?

Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:34 PM

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