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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:27 am

There are several guys from the German slingshot community, small as it is, that do not appreciate my work because they think I am a walking provocation for the government... so they are afraid of a "lex JoergS", banning slingshots entirely.

Did you show them the pepper spray/dual knife sling shot? :P
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:46 am

@joerg
my advice - stay away from them... I had the same problems when I mentioned spudguns on an airgun forum...
I got the impression that they would love to call the police and give them my IP address
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:11 am

POLAND_SPUD wrote:I got the impression that they would love to call the police and give them my IP address


In countries where laws are already tight, this is the overwhelming attitude of most users, extremely keen to disassociate themselves with anything that isn't clearly above board. I don't blame them really, I don't discuss my activities with local lead distribution enthusiasts, even though I know there's a lot of grey area if not downright illegal activities going on.
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Unread postAuthor: JoergS » Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:24 am

MrCrowley wrote:Did you show them the pepper spray/dual knife sling shot? :P


I sure did... they flamed me but good.

But hey, my work attracts a lot of people, I received many PNs and emails from guys that said they want to buy or make a slingshot because of my videos.

Most of these people did not look at slingshots earlier because they thought of them as weak toys.

My guess is that about 10 to 30 % of the male population (me included) has that "warrior gene" and is attracted to weapons. We can't help it. Most (like me) have no intention to fight or go to war, but we like weapons anyway. It is in our blood.

So when they see in my vids that a modern slingshot with the great rubber available today is much more effective than an air gun, some will go for it.

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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:28 am

JoergS wrote:My guess is that about 10 to 30 % of the male population (me included) has that "warrior gene" and is attracted to weapons. We can't help it. Most (like me) have no intention to fight or go to war, but we like weapons anyway. It is in our blood.


A percentage that's sadly diminishing thanks to the gradual "pussification" of Western society :evil: :(
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Unread postAuthor: JoergS » Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:33 am

"Pussification"! That is a great term. Will add it to my list of words that need more public exposure.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:00 am

JoergS wrote:Will add it to my list of words that need more public exposure.


Definitely, because unless the trend is reversed when the time inevitably comes to fight off the Islamic hordes threatening our shores (yes, I'm being dramatic :roll: :D ) all we're going to be left with is an army of whining, cottonwool covered sissies who can't tell their arse from their elbow :?
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:12 am

My guess is that about 10 to 30 % of the male population (me included) has that "warrior gene"

Doesn't exist :wink:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/artic ... d=10596821
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:22 am

NZ Herald wrote:But Professor Hook said there was evidence they had several serious flaws in their scientific reasoning.


... which is?

The professor, whose PhD is in biochemistry, said not only was the science doubtful, but the ethics of claiming "genetic explanation for negative social and health statistics" had been questioned
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What kind of a statement is that, from a scientist? If such an explanation truly exists, then it's ethical to alter the facts?
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Unread postAuthor: JoergS » Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:25 am

MrCrowley wrote:
My guess is that about 10 to 30 % of the male population (me included) has that "warrior gene"

Doesn't exist :wink:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/artic ... d=10596821


Well,

a) I think "pussyfication" is widespreaded amongst the scientist community

b) different gene, the article talks about Maoris. I am not talking about races. I think the gene is (still) spreaded throughout the entire species of homo sapiens sapiens.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:28 am

Haha yeah, I was just kidding. The only relevant thing in the link is the name, 'warrior gene' :P
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:36 am

MrCrowley wrote:The only relevant thing in the link is the name, 'warrior gene' :P


Sadly there seems to be more billy jean than warrior gene about these days :?
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:29 pm

MrCrowley wrote:Haha it appears the hiking meaning of tramping is only Aus/NZ.

Well, I at least am familiar with it. Not sure where I got it from though, I use words from a great deal of different sources.

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:In countries where laws are already tight, this is the overwhelming attitude of most users, extremely keen to disassociate themselves with anything that isn't clearly above board.

It's the only attitude you can sensibly take (at least outwardly) if you want your hobby to remain legal. Even I, when on airgun forums, will advise people against anything of questionable legality, and certainly won't admit to anything more than "tinkering with paintball guns in my spare time".
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:36 pm

JoergS wrote:The ban of braced slingshots came when a bunch of demonstrants in the 1970's shot steel balls from cheap, braced slingshots against the heavily armed cops. The balls damaged a few shields and other equipment, so even though noone was hurt, the government banned braced slingshots.

And it's a damned shame nobody was hurt. Shoot a slingshot at the cops and they should return fire with lead. Chlorine for the gene pool!

Alas, the world is populated with pussies these days. :(
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Unread postAuthor: tghhs » Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:53 pm

I'm sure every one on this forum would beg to differ.
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