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Little By Little, Violent Video Games Make Us More Aggressive

Little By Little, Violent Video Games Make Us More Aggressive

Originally posted on TIME:

Ever since Columbine, in which two students went on a deadly rampage at their high school, television, movies, and video games have been a popular target for senseless acts of violence. After the shooting, the media pushed the narrative that Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold’s inclinations for violent video games, not to mention metal music and goth subculture, were partly to blame for the horrific incident.

Nearly 15 years later, that hasn’t discouraged teens from playing video games, especially of the violent ilk. Approximately 90% of children in the U.S. play video games, and more than 90% of those games involve mature content that often includes violence. The connection between violent media and aggression has also spawned a body of research that has gone back and forth on the issue.

Worries about how violence in virtual reality might play out in real life have led legislators to propose everything…

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Posted by on May 18, 2015 in General News

 

The World’s Deadliest Drug: Inside a Krokodil Cookhouse

The World’s Deadliest Drug: Inside a Krokodil Cookhouse

Originally posted on TIME:

About a decade ago, Russian doctors began to notice strange wounds on the bodies of some drug addicts—patches of flesh turning dark and scaly, like a crocodile’s—in the hospitals of Siberia and the Russian Far East. It didn’t take them long to discover the cause: the patients had begun injecting a new drug they called, predictably, “krokodil.” (Some accounts suggest the name was derived from one of the drug’s precursor chemicals, alpha-chlorocodide.) Videos showing the effects of the “flesh-eating” drug—christened desomorphine when it was invented for medical use in 1932—quickly went viral online. There are now alarming stories that the monster could be at large in the U.S.

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American drug-enforcement officials say fears of an imminent krokodil epidemic are overblown. But it’s hard not to be frightened of a drug that leaves a reptilian mark on its victims. Especially when it is so easy to make: an addict…

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Posted by on May 16, 2015 in General News

 

SR-16 CQB and SMAW has been released!

Originally posted on SAC.:

SAC SR-16 CQB Carbine Rifle has been Released!

-MCE(Modern Combat Environment) Edition.

-VICE(VICE Combat System) Edition.

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Long Rail Handguard(URX2 style) include built-in flip up front sight.

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Dotsight replaced new CompM2 style.

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SPR hider and new ACOG.

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LMT Stock has been added.

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same as SR-16 normal spec.

and~~~!

SAC SMAW(Shoulder-launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon) has been released!

-MCE(Modern Combat Environment) Edition.

-VICE(VICE Combat System) Edition.

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enjoy~~~^^

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Posted by on May 15, 2015 in General News

 

SAC SR-16(LLCS, VICE) updated! – Ver 1.3

Originally posted on SAC.:

SAC SR-16 Carbine Rifle has been updated. Ver 1.3

-SR-16 LLCS(Normal Type) Edition.
-SR-16 VICE(VICE Combat System) Edition.

New Features:

-Enhanced Trigger Guard(Magpul Type).
-PMAG(Magpul Type Plastic Magazine) .
-MOE Grip(Magpul Type) .
*Selectable 5 color variations(Default, FDE, OD, Tan, Grey).

Now Availabe at SAC vendor or SL MarketPlace.

SL MarketPlace URL:

LLCS Edition:https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/SAC-SR16-Assault-Carbine-Rifle-v13-BoxUpdated/1372017
VICE Edition:https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/SAC-SR16-Assault-Carbine-Rifle-VICE-Edition-v13Updated/1543552

check this out.

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Posted by on May 15, 2015 in General News

 

Is That You God or Just My Imagination?

Originally posted on disciplegideon:

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I would venture to say that most people would deny that God can be known.  I’m sure many would agree that one can know of God or about God, but few would say they actually know Him personally.  The Bible tells us that He reveals Himself to those that “diligently seek Him with all of their heart”, and that He is a “rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.”  Even Christ says, to knock and the door will be opened, seek and you will find, and ask and it will be given to you.  But do we really believe that it is possible?  And by the way, Joan of Arc basically answered the question asked in the title with a definitive “Yes”.  That’s clever, Joan…but I think there might be more to it than that.

When I have stated in private or in public that I know God, people look at…

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Posted by on May 13, 2015 in General News

 

Kendall Jenner

Originally posted on yogapantsarchive:

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Posted by on May 13, 2015 in General News

 

Fallacies of Vagueness Notes

Originally posted on Logic and Reasoning 1200:

Fallacies Lecture 1: Fallacies of Vagueness.

What is a Fallacy?

  • A Fallacy is simply an inference that is defective in some way.
  • It is important to study fallacies because many fallacious arguments seem persuasive and can fool us into thinking that they are good arguments.
  • Some types of defective arguments are repeated so often that they have been identified and given particular names.

Vagueness

  • A word is vague when there are borderline cases where it is unclear whether the term applies or not.
  • Specifically, issues of vagueness often occur when a term applies on a continuum of small changes.
  • Consider a term like ‘old’:
  • We can divide up age as finely as we desire from the broad categories of year and month all the way down to very fine categories of minutes and seconds.
  • A clear case of old is Sean Connery at 81.
  • A clear case of not old…

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Posted by on May 12, 2015 in General News

 
 
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