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Ironnerd last won the day on October 5 2017

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  1. Rotto swim canned - shark...

    Agreed it was not trivial. What was important in this case was that there had been over 700 complaints about the coffee being too hot and Macca's had done nothing to rectify the problem.
  2. USA shootings and gun laws

    The point is that 7000 children have been killed by guns since 2012. What is incorrect on the Facebook post is that they were killed at school. The 7000 children killed by guns were killed at school, at home, by suicide, etc.
  3. USA shootings and gun laws

    There is a meme going around FB at the moment claiming that 7,182 students have been killed in US schools since 2012. The meme is incorrect. "Only" 138 students have been killed by guns in US schools since 2012. What is correct is that over 7000 children have been killed (including suicide) by guns since Sandy Hook in 2012. What a tragedy.
  4. USA shootings and gun laws

    Approximately 30% own a gun. The percentage of Americans owning a gun continues to drop and is at a 40 year low. However gun sales are at record highs. A gun owner on average owns approximately 7 guns. The top 3% of gun owners own over 25 guns. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/06/29/american-gun-ownership-is-now-at-a-30-year-low/?utm_term=.b5c587ef8298
  5. Is there an "easier" IM to qualify for Kona?

    IMWA is just after Kona and has 65 slots. After the shark and bushfire last year and the changes to the swim course numbers could be down this year.
  6. Private health, who are worth a gander?

    I am currently with Cigna as an expat. I am not sure if it applies to all clients but myself and my family get GU Health coverage while in Australia as part of my expat coverage working outside Australia.
  7. USA shootings and gun laws

    The sky is blue.
  8. The Expat Thread.

    The dirt here is grey not red and instead of seeing kangaroos and emus I see lots of gazelles and camels. Funnily enough yesterday the bus I was on had a near miss with a herd of cows. It did make me think of my old boss. What I really miss is being warm and fruit. Four weeks without fruit is too long. The first thing I eat when I get to Hong Kong is an apple. I am really enjoying working here.
  9. USA shootings and gun laws

    Yesterday a large number of students from across the US walked out of class to protest gun violence. Next week there is "March for our Lives" organised by students to protest gun violence. I hope that this is a turning point. Perhaps the generation which has grown up going to school fearful of a mass shooting will be able to enact effective change at some point in the future.
  10. Average Aussie eats 44 snags a year

    I blame the HFLC crowd.
  11. USA shootings and gun laws

    In the interest of full disclosure I have never owned a gun and have never been a member of the NRA. How about you IronJimbo?
  12. USA shootings and gun laws

    I am not convinced that having a shoot out in the middle of the school would have made matters better.
  13. USA shootings and gun laws

    Realistic and enforceable gun control would look like it does in the rest of the western world. Just because something is difficult to enforce does not mean that it should not be done. For example drugs, speeding, using a mobile phone while driving. So your "solution" is to make some minor changes that will achieve nothing. This article was published on WAToday. Gun control does work. http://www.watoday.com.au/national/study-shows-nra-is-wrong-about-aussie-gun-laws-20180312-p4z41i.html
  14. USA shootings and gun laws

    Everyone else that has replied to this thread thinks that gun control is the solution. What is your solution then IronJimbo?
  15. USA shootings and gun laws

    The Australian population has increased at the same time. So the number of guns per capita is 23% lower than it was before Port Arthur. The guns that have been purchased since Port Arthur are not semi automatic, they are "single shot"