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Camembert
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
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I'm the big cheese of the French Revolution.

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  • What do you like to read when you poop?: The Onion
  • What is your sweetest taboo?: Off Centre
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  • Dan Savage or Charles Mudede
  • What song or movie makes you cry?: The Elephant Man

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Apr 10 Camembert commented on Murrysville School Knife Attack: "The dead take no selfies.".
@13

I stand by my analysis of you as a ding-dong, and a prize ding-doing at that.

The UK Home Office defines violent crime as being any crime against the person and any sexual offence. In 2010, less than half of the crimes against the person resulted in an injury and less than a quarter of the sexual offences were rape.

The FBI (you used the FBI figures) count only four offences as violent: non-negligent murder/manslaughter; aggravated assault; robbery; and forcible rape.

If the UK Home Office defined violent crime the way the FBI do, the figures would be very similar.

Anyway, my point isn't that the UK or the US is any more violent than the other. I honestly don't care either way. I was just making clear that: A, knifes are far, far less deadly than guns and mass-murder attempts with knifes will almost always be less deadly than mass-murder attempts with guns; & B, gun control has not lead to out-of-control violent crime, with or without knives, in the UK.
Apr 10 Camembert commented on Murrysville School Knife Attack: "The dead take no selfies.".
@3

If anyone had a discussion yesterday, you weren't involved in it. Your only comment was a snidy drive-by that implied that a mass attack with a bladed weapon in a school has as much in common with a hollandaise sauce recipe than with fucking school shootings.
Apr 10 Camembert commented on Murrysville School Knife Attack: "The dead take no selfies.".
In the previous thread about this, some ding-dong suggested that paramedics, or Chinese people, or British people, all apparently old hands in dealing with the after-effects of stabbings, might consider knives to be more deadly than guns.

25 people died in mass school stabbings in China between 2010 and 2012; that's 25 out of 1.3 billion. Compare that to 55 deaths in mass school shootings in the same period in the US out of a population of 315 million.

Gun fetishists seem to always bring up the UK as some knife-crazy dystopia where the cowardy-custard population lives in fear of the blade, unable to defend themselves by standing their ground and shooting people who look like criminals, passers-by and anyone else who gets in the way. Let me copypaste my comment from the previous thread:

In 2012 in the UK (population approx. 60 million), there were:

29,503 offences involving knives or other sharp instruments (this includes anything sharp; broken glass and screwdrivers are the most common).

4,490 hospital admissions for wounds caused by knives or other sharp instruments.

193 murders involving knives or other sharp instruments.

So, two-thirds of one percent of all crime in the UK involving knives or other sharp instruments results in death. And less than five percent of all hospital admissions in the UK for wounds caused by knives or other sharp instruments result in death.

In 2012, there were as many gun murders in the US every two-and-a-bit days than there were knife/sharp instrument murders in the UK in the entire year.

In summary, I believe that guns are more deadly than knives.
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Apr 10 Camembert commented on Knife Attack at School Outside Pittsburgh.
@25

To expand on my comment before, to look more closely at the supposed knife culture in the UK (something that is whipped up by the reactionary press using coded language about 'urban' youth in London):

In 2012 in the UK (population approx. 60 million), there were:

29,503 offences involving knives or other sharp instruments (this includes anything sharp; broken glass and screwdrivers are the most common).

4,490 hospital admissions for wounds caused by knives or other sharp instruments.

193 murders involving knives or other sharp instruments.

So, two-thirds of one percent of all crime in the UK involving knives or other sharp instruments results in death. And less than five percent of all hospital admissions in the UK for wounds caused by knives or other sharp instruments result in death.

In 2012, there were as many gun murders in the US every two-and-a-bit days than there were knife/sharp instrument murders in the UK in the entire year.

In summary, I believe that guns are more deadly than knives.
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Apr 9 Camembert commented on Knife Attack at School Outside Pittsburgh.
@25

"Ask people from the UK where stabbings are fairly common."

I'm from the UK. I'm not sure what you mean by "fairly common". Most crimes involving knives in the UK involve possession and nothing more. In fact, in 2012 there were 4 times as many people arrested for possession of a knife or other offensive weapon than there were people treated for stab wounds in the UK.

Less than 5,000 people were treated for stabbings or wounds caused by sharp implements in UK hospitals in 2012. 550 people were murdered in the UK in the same year. 193 murders were committed using a knife or other sharp implement (this can include broken bottles and so on). This is from a population of over 60 million. By comparison, over 500 people were murdered in Chicago, population 2.7 million.
Mar 11 Camembert commented on Vintage Siouxsie and the Banshees on BBC Channel 4.
Channel 4 has nothing to do with the BBC. They're both publicly-owned but Channel 4 isn't funded by the licence fee and runs adverts, which the BBC doesn't.

Channel 4 used to be the best channel, back when we only had 4 channels. I'd stay up and watch subtitled foreign films when I was meant to be sleeping before school. And Eurotrash. Now we have 800 channels and Channel 4 is just repeats of How I Met Your Mother.
Feb 2 Camembert commented on The Sunday Morning News.
Before and after reading that article, my favourite Woody Allen film was and is Broadway Danny Rose.
Dec 13, 2013 Camembert commented on Positive Reviews of Horrible Books.
@8 You're so old and unhip that you think that it requires youth and hipness to get the jokes in the New Yorker. And I am old and unhip because I've been using the words unhip and hipness.
Nov 19, 2013 Camembert commented on The BBC Doesn't Pun in its Headlines, Does It?.
Hmmm. This is very unpatriotic of the BBC to abandon the great British tradition of shoehorning as many short nouns into headlines as possible, as seen in the classic 'Slough Sausage Choke Baby Death Woman Jailed'.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10241928

I propose that the BBC punish the headline writer and change the headline to something like 'Crack Drug Mayor Ford Power Strip Shove Storm'.
Oct 14, 2013 Camembert commented on Outrage Queens.
Christopher Allen Horton,

TURN YOUR FUCKING CAPS LOCK OFF YOU fucking BELL-END.

CAM M. BEAR
 
 

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