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Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« Reply #4065 on: August 01, 2018, 07:28:56 pm »
You can already print a complete plastic gun but it generally brakes after one shot or a few shots.
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Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« Reply #4066 on: August 01, 2018, 08:26:16 pm »
I mean what Sen. Richard Blumenthal said on the 3-D printed guns is idiotic and delusional.
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Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« Reply #4067 on: August 01, 2018, 09:05:52 pm »
I mean yeah if you want to shoot up a school or theatre it's much easier to go through legal channels than build your own shitty plastic gun at home.
But for an airport? Oh boy.

Also plastic guns could become a problem in other countries but it all dependent on how it develops obviously.
But yeah the big news as of now is it's legal in the US again.

In other news Trump called on Sessions to end the Mueller investigation..

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Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« Reply #4068 on: August 01, 2018, 09:46:00 pm »
He gon' do it.

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Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« Reply #4069 on: August 01, 2018, 10:15:36 pm »
I mean yeah if you want to shoot up a school or theatre it's much easier to go through legal channels than build your own shitty plastic gun at home.
But for an airport? Oh boy.

Also plastic guns could become a problem in other countries but it all dependent on how it develops obviously.
But yeah the big news as of now is it's legal in the US again.

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Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« Reply #4070 on: August 03, 2018, 12:51:26 pm »
So despite their profits rising, Amazon have managed to reduce their tax bill by increasing the amount that they pay their employees in shares. Is it time for the government to get tough on these companies?

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Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« Reply #4071 on: August 03, 2018, 02:41:56 pm »
With Trump and Republicans in power? Nice meme dude.
Have there been any closures of tax loopholes like Trump promised or no?
I'd assume no.

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Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« Reply #4072 on: August 03, 2018, 03:10:24 pm »
@furrnox but the guns aren't completely plastic and even if they were, you still have detectable metal ammo.
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Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« Reply #4073 on: August 03, 2018, 03:18:24 pm »
It is possible to make a completely 3d printed plastic gun but it's shit and is probably more dangerous for the maker/user than the general public, you're right about the ammo though but it's probably easier to sneak some ammo through than an actual gun.
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Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« Reply #4074 on: August 03, 2018, 04:16:21 pm »
With Trump and Republicans in power? Nice meme dude.
Have there been any closures of tax loopholes like Trump promised or no?
I'd assume no.
I mean I was talking about in the UK but it's the same kind of deal here tbh

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Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« Reply #4075 on: August 03, 2018, 05:18:31 pm »
With Trump and Republicans in power? Nice meme dude.
Have there been any closures of tax loopholes like Trump promised or no?
I'd assume no.
I mean I was talking about in the UK but it's the same kind of deal here tbh

To answer your question it's extremely difficult as all these tax loopholes are legal. Close one down and another ten open. Oh and all the best tax lawyers work in the City rather than for HMRC so Amazon, Apple, Google etc will outgun any government that comes after them. You could have a Sales Tax but that'd probably cause a lot of unintended consequences...

The problem goes beyond tax to their behaviour in general (anti-monopoly laws and the like). I don't know what the answer is but bashing tech firms with high regulation and fines is probably the wrong approach. There's a reason the EU has so few big tech companies (and will have even fewer post-Brexit).

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Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« Reply #4076 on: August 03, 2018, 05:23:20 pm »
I don't know what they'd have to do about it. It just sucks that everybody else seems to manage to pay the right amount of tax except these huge companies who get away with it. I still remember my mum mentioning how the government took an extra few hundred pounds in tax just before Christmas and it took them until the new year to refund it.

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Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« Reply #4077 on: August 05, 2018, 01:15:50 pm »
http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/16375599.blackburn-teen-dubbed-uks-youngest-terrorist-in-lifetime-anonymity-bid/?ref=mc&lp=10

Someone call the boys over at Guinness, we've got another one for the book.

~10 Catholic blokes seem to cause quite the stir in the Netherlands with their presence. I love to see civil discussion where one side wears masks and attack the others. Was a good meme

I'd think our current pope is more of a danger to Catholic values than a group of masked Dutch queers. I understand your argument in regards to civil discourse, though.
What is wrong with current Pope?  Is he following words of Jesus to much instead of made up shit priests came up in middle ages?
I thought those were the same thing
It is not. Jesus never said anything against homosexuals rather you could argue he said it is equally respectful way of living. Or anything against contraception really. And many other things.
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Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« Reply #4078 on: August 05, 2018, 01:31:00 pm »
A joke mcpero. A joke.

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Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« Reply #4079 on: August 05, 2018, 01:37:57 pm »
A joke mcpero. A joke.
No memes allowed okay?