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Police Brutality

Discussion in 'Medivh's Tower' started by Kakerate, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. Dr Super Good

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    Except that is then cheating. You cannot pretend something does not happen just to make your stats look better. I do agree though that some ethnic origins appear more likely to be criminals. In the UK we have something similar where people of black and Pakistani origins make up a small fraction of the total population yet account for a large fraction of the prison population.

    I would rather have kept it alive and fenced off the lake. Such attitudes disgust me for such a largely harmless and beautiful creatures. An alligator that long could be several decades old, probably older than you even.

    You choose to build next to them so in theory they are just defending and asserting their territory. They can be easily captured and transported alive and unharmed as well.

    Nothing forced humans to build next to their territory. Unlike bears, wolves or coyotes which will move around in urban environments in dangerous ways, alligators most certainly will not.

    Chances are they say the same about you. However at least they are kind enough to not hunt you with weapons you have no possible idea to understand about. Guns should only ever be used on humans because there is no way an animal can understand that the pointy stick the ape is carrying will kill them in a few seconds (just like the first humans to see guns in the early days such as in South America). If Alligators knew this they would be practically impossible to shoot as they have very good eye sight however they do not know this so will not even react. Like I said earlier, you might as well hunt them with a nuke as they are as helpless against them.

    Kill behaviour is kill behaviour, be it for food or aggression. Hunting for food will not make them kill any less or more. Look at the "Fox in a chicken coup" situation where the animal will still kill even though it clearly will not be hungry anymore if it stopped to eat what it has already killed.

    Yes but it is hardly really hunting if you are using a piece of heavily engineered anti-human technology to kill stuff. There is also no need to considering how much food can be farmed.

    Imagine if aliens were to come to the planet and start hunting humans with their advanced weapons? That is basically what the people of the USA do to the wildlife. No matter how harmless it is.

    If it really is cheaper to feed yourself in this way something is seriously messed up. How can an alligator that is over 40 years old be a cheap food source. A few year old cow has a market value of several thousand dollars and they are much more efficient to raise.

    Seeing stuff dying is not beautiful. Especially seeing beautiful life (like alligators) dying is not beautiful.

    Additionally most of the exotic wildlife in the UK was destroyed by the Romans well over 1,000 years ago. I am pretty sure with the USA's current wildlife policies there will be practically nothing left in 1,000 years time.

    The UK suffers from a lack of space. The entire country and all its foreign assets are smaller than some states. Hence why it is one of the most densely populated countries in the world.

    Scotland has tons of unspoilt land. Just you would have to be mad to go visiting it due to how terrible the weather is and how boring the life is. Sure it has tons of birds, insects, deer and even the odd fox/wild cat but forget anything reptilian, exotic trees or even the slightest bit big.

    What proper tools? He just liked wrestling crocodilians because it made for great TV footage (as idiots think they are more dangerous than they actually are) and did not harm them in the long run, with most being transported to various sanctuaries. And it even goes to show that despite messing with hundreds if not thousands of them, he ultimately died to messing with something completely different.

    If on the land you see a bear 100 meters or so away from you on the ground it can be quite dangerous. If you see an alligator 100 meters or so away from you on the ground it is not at all dangerous to you. It is not some mutant T-rex from Jurassic Park for crying out loud, it is just an Alligator trying to live its Alligator life.

    Well they lived in the south so obviously they were there a lot. They went around most places they could (politically safe / allowed). Crossed deserts, went in forests etc. The most dangerous wildlife were the snakes since there were a lot of extremely dangerous snakes that could kill you with a single bite and would be hard to see to avoid.

    I am sure they crossed some pretty wild areas as well, seeing how there are Elephants, Lions etc around the place. However due to time constraints I think they might have been driving through them flat out with shift driving (the land rovers never stopped moving as they would change drivers on the fly). They also did suffer a few mechanical breakdowns but seeing how they rebuilt them as a hobby they were of little concern to fix.

    They will not recommend anyone make such a journey in this day and age. Almost the entire continent is politically unsafe, and hence one of the reasons they moved. Once again you will have orders of magnitude higher chance of being killed by a human (wielding a gun) than all of the wildlife combined.

    And all of these figures completely dwarves the number of wild life incurred deaths from bears, alligators and wolves/coyotes combined! One could argue that without guns maybe they would be higher. But equally well the damn rate of humans shooting humans just needs to lower even a small fraction to compensate and fewer people will die each year.

    The most dangerous wildlife in the world is Humanity. You have several orders of magnitude higher chance of being killed by another human being, be it purposely or accidently, than you do of being killed be a wild animal. Especially if you are intelligent and do not purposely go exposing yourself to unnescescary risks (deciding to swim in alligator infested water, traversing a forest alone and in the dark etc) with wild animals. People need to get out of their narrow-minded cave man attitudes that wildlife is "the big danger" and realize that the biggest risks to our lives we face on a daily basis are other Humans.

    This brings us back to our original topic. The police have to be so ready to fire because if they were not then more of them would lose their lives. This is what happens if you arm a population to the teeth with human death machines for nonsense reasons.
     
  2. BlargHonk

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    Nah, it just shows that gun violence is only a major issue in certain communities. Statistical outliers.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyMZGW9YUgc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atoxpRLava0
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmL2quVcefw
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dInnoAjM2MA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzeifCQLRj4
    We literally have Alligator farms, where they breed Alligators, raise Alligators, kill Alligators, then butcher Alligators. It's dozens of millions of dollars per year for our economy. Hell, it's only about $12 a pound to get the good stuff shipped.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07iiV3CMo5I
    Well the US has all of that with good weather. And not just creatures but terrain.
     
  3. Dr Super Good

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    Yes but it is very, very different to farm something than to hunt it in the wild. Farms are controlled and optimized for efficiency. Wild stuff is just trying its best to live.

    The only reason they are farmed is because otherwise they would be on the edge of extinction due to people with absolutely no morals thinking that they can exploit nature infinitely and make huge profit at the same time. To them a good year is when they kill more per unit time and they will only truly be satisfied when everything is dead. So many animals are now on borderline extinction world wide as a result of such people. Fortunately due to farming the demand is so saturated that people stop to obey hunting laws.

    Hunting stuff in the wilds with guns is basically like some random alien beings deciding to break into your home, kill you with something you do not know even can and all in the name of maximum profit margins, after all it cost them practically nothing and they have absolutely 0 risk as well!

    Yes, which makes it so sad it was spoilt by the people.