'Random news articles that don't warrant their own threads' thread. Page 224

  • JamboWayOh 12 Jan 2018 12:03:33 6,215 posts
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    LittleSparra wrote:
    One of the worst arguments I ever had at uni, in terms of facedesk moments, was about fox hunting. Some idiot at a party (not me!!!!) was getting right het up about it being banned, and they asked what I thought. I said I didn't like fox hunting, and gave a few reasons. The retort was 'yeah but you're from the city'. Nope, country born and bred.

    Not that whatfruit is like that, it just reminded me.

    That person also then said feminism was rubbish because men and women are different.

    ...
    Sounds like the kind of person who isn't directly affected by the issue at hand but has to feel personally aggrieved. Also applies to people upset about immigrants coming in but live in areas where it's spot the brown face.
  • Mola_Ram 12 Jan 2018 12:05:45 17,568 posts
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    thelzdking wrote:
    Dave the Fox Exterminator is doing a job, whereas the hunters do it for fun. There's a moral problem right there.

    Of course Dave could be a serial killer in training, but you get the point.
    Well, either way you are taking the life of something that would probably prefer to live all things considered. There are probably ways to solve a fox problem without killing them (like, say, capturing them), but I assume that people don't do that because it would be too hard/expensive/whatever.

    So, you kill them, because it's cheaper that way. There's a logical kind of calculus going on there, but nothing about it is "humane". We just don't value (most) animal lives as much as we do our own.
  • thelzdking 12 Jan 2018 12:08:04 7,468 posts
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    Ingram85 wrote:
    thelzdking wrote:
    Dave the Fox Exterminator is doing a job, whereas the hunters do it for fun. There's a moral problem right there.

    Of course Dave could be a serial killer in training, but you get the point.
    True but fruitlivesagain is right, as much as I find fox hunting abhorrent, it doesnít mean the exterminator canít do things the right way either.
    Yes, absolutely, but regardless of the method the moral problem remains. Even if Dave is killing the foxes in a horrible way he isn't putting on his gladrags, having a laugh with his chums and claiming he is part of some noble tradition.

    Unless he is a really flamboyant fox-killer.
  • whatfruitlivesagain 12 Jan 2018 12:15:12 861 posts
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    Jyzzy-Z wrote:
    whatfruitlivesagain wrote:
    Do you think they sedate foxes before they kill them?

    Do I have a chance of escape if I'm chased?
    I'll admit I don't know, so as you've said you're form a rural background, how do fox exterminators (not hunts) kill them?
    If you know where the fox is you can attack its den. You set traps and snare at exits and throw smoke grenades into its den. The foxes try to escape and get caught in the traps.

    If you only have one or two foxes you might shoot them with the rifle or if your doing it on the cheap you'll give them both barrels of a shotgun.

    If you are protecting an area of fenced off land you bait purpose made holes with fence snares. You check the snare and give shoot it.

    If you bait a number of cages or a big trap you take the cage to a chamber and gas the buggers all at once.

    I agree inhumane is inhumane I just balk at the idea that one is so much more acceptable than the other. The end result is the same the fox is murdered and spends its last moments in abject terror.
  • Ingram85 12 Jan 2018 12:18:54 317 posts
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    whatfruitlivesagain wrote:
    Jyzzy-Z wrote:
    whatfruitlivesagain wrote:
    Do you think they sedate foxes before they kill them?

    Do I have a chance of escape if I'm chased?
    I'll admit I don't know, so as you've said you're form a rural background, how do fox exterminators (not hunts) kill them?
    If you know where the fox is you can attack its den. You set traps and snare at exits and throw smoke grenades into its den. The foxes try to escape and get caught in the traps.

    If you only have one or two foxes you might shoot them with the rifle or if your doing it on the cheap you'll give them both barrels of a shotgun.

    If you are protecting an area of fenced off land you bait purpose made holes with fence snares. You check the snare and give shoot it.

    If you bait a number of cages or a big trap you take the cage to a chamber and gas the buggers all at once.

    I agree inhumane is inhumane I just balk at the idea that one is so much more acceptable than the other. The end result is the same the fox is murdered and spends its last moments in abject terror.
    I go back to catching, sedating properly and then dispatching while itís unconscious and has no idea. Why not do it that way?
  • whatfruitlivesagain 12 Jan 2018 12:23:57 861 posts
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    Ingram85 wrote:
    whatfruitlivesagain wrote:
    Jyzzy-Z wrote:
    whatfruitlivesagain wrote:
    Do you think they sedate foxes before they kill them?

    Do I have a chance of escape if I'm chased?
    I'll admit I don't know, so as you've said you're form a rural background, how do fox exterminators (not hunts) kill them?
    If you know where the fox is you can attack its den. You set traps and snare at exits and throw smoke grenades into its den. The foxes try to escape and get caught in the traps.

    If you only have one or two foxes you might shoot them with the rifle or if your doing it on the cheap you'll give them both barrels of a shotgun.

    If you are protecting an area of fenced off land you bait purpose made holes with fence snares. You check the snare and give shoot it.

    If you bait a number of cages or a big trap you take the cage to a chamber and gas the buggers all at once.

    I agree inhumane is inhumane I just balk at the idea that one is so much more acceptable than the other. The end result is the same the fox is murdered and spends its last moments in abject terror.
    I go back to catching, sedating properly and then dispatching while itís unconscious and has no idea. Why not do it that way?
    Because its expensive. We do not use sedatives for the animals we slaughter and eat why would use one for a pest.

    A professional exterminator to do the above is costly for a landowner hence why they'll try and do it themselves.
  • LittleSparra 12 Jan 2018 12:25:20 7,926 posts
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    I don't buy the cost argument, if, as you suggest, there are lots of people employed or paid to assist in what is, ultimately, an expression of a particular culture and its traditions. The fox is almost immaterial to my mind: I am sure that's totally alien to huntspeople, but it's how it strikes me as a detached observer.
  • Ingram85 12 Jan 2018 12:27:56 317 posts
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    whatfruitlivesagain wrote:
    Ingram85 wrote:
    whatfruitlivesagain wrote:
    Jyzzy-Z wrote:
    whatfruitlivesagain wrote:
    Do you think they sedate foxes before they kill them?

    Do I have a chance of escape if I'm chased?
    I'll admit I don't know, so as you've said you're form a rural background, how do fox exterminators (not hunts) kill them?
    If you know where the fox is you can attack its den. You set traps and snare at exits and throw smoke grenades into its den. The foxes try to escape and get caught in the traps.

    If you only have one or two foxes you might shoot them with the rifle or if your doing it on the cheap you'll give them both barrels of a shotgun.

    If you are protecting an area of fenced off land you bait purpose made holes with fence snares. You check the snare and give shoot it.

    If you bait a number of cages or a big trap you take the cage to a chamber and gas the buggers all at once.

    I agree inhumane is inhumane I just balk at the idea that one is so much more acceptable than the other. The end result is the same the fox is murdered and spends its last moments in abject terror.
    I go back to catching, sedating properly and then dispatching while itís unconscious and has no idea. Why not do it that way?
    Because its expensive. We do not use sedatives for the animals we slaughter and eat why would use one for a pest.

    A professional exterminator to do the above is costly for a landowner hence why they'll try and do it themselves.
    So the cost of the regalia, horse, equipment, catering, tents etc... wouldnít cover it? Practicality vs the want for blood and ridiculousness?
  • DaM 12 Jan 2018 12:37:29 17,058 posts
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    LittleSparra wrote:
    Playing the cheeky advocate oi oi here, but those jobs exist largely because of horses and land ownership, not foxes - not all, but most.
    So if they could replace the foxes with rural unemployed people on benefits. they could keep the country Tories happy? You could do one hunt a year to qualify for your Benefits pittance. Sorry. package.
  • whatfruitlivesagain 12 Jan 2018 12:40:30 861 posts
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    @Ingram85 IN running a hunt you are generating money from payments of those who do not own the land. In the other you are not.

    Edited by whatfruitlivesagain at 12:43:33 12-01-2018
  • LittleSparra 12 Jan 2018 14:07:23 7,926 posts
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    DaM wrote:
    LittleSparra wrote:
    Playing the cheeky advocate oi oi here, but those jobs exist largely because of horses and land ownership, not foxes - not all, but most.
    So if they could replace the foxes with rural unemployed people on benefits. they could keep the country Tories happy? You could do one hunt a year to qualify for your Benefits pittance. Sorry. package.
    I'm astonished it hasn't already been floated in a Sun editorial.
  • 1Million_Tons_of_TNT 12 Jan 2018 16:45:16 65 posts
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    Salesman, 34, branded a 'fat, ginger p**ey' and 'salad dodger' by his boss LOSES discrimination case

  • Frogofdoom 13 Jan 2018 19:01:38 7,501 posts
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    So Hawaii just sent out a mass scale warning of an impending missile strike to all of its residents by accident. Scrolled across the screen just as the football hit half time too.

    www.thedailybeast.com/fake-missile-alert-sent-out-to-hawaii-residents
  • DrStrangelove 13 Jan 2018 19:18:08 12,305 posts
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    First read that as warning of accidental missile strike. You never know with Trump.
  • Mola_Ram 14 Jan 2018 10:13:54 17,568 posts
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    In a bit of good news, the guy responsible for the Kansas swatting death in December has been charged with manslaughter.

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-kansas-swatting-20180112-story.html

    Obviously it's small consolation for the victim's family though. :/
  • Jono62 15 Jan 2018 15:16:39 19,563 posts
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    Stewart Lee on Toby Young

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/14/how-toby-young-got-where-he-isnt-today-universities-regulator-resignation?CMP=share_btn_tw
  • Addy_B 16 Jan 2018 02:10:23 3,306 posts
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    Holy shit.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42698562
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 16 Jan 2018 09:20:52 13,350 posts
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    Awful to see how far He-Man has fallen since the show was cancelled.

    Edited by Decks at 09:21:12 16-01-2018
  • Addy_B 16 Jan 2018 09:38:26 3,306 posts
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    I thought it was David Guetta.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 16 Jan 2018 09:39:57 13,350 posts
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    David Guetta's crimes against music are much worse than anything that man has done.
  • Addy_B 16 Jan 2018 09:42:44 3,306 posts
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    @Decks

    Where dem girls at?

    In your fucking basement chained up you cunt.
  • JamboWayOh 16 Jan 2018 13:21:10 6,215 posts
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    Peter Madsen has FINALLY been charged with with the murder of Kim Wall. Charged with murder by strangulation or cutting her throat as well sexual assault. Trial set for march 2nd. Can't believe it's taken this long.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 20 Jan 2018 13:47:05 3,050 posts
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    Yikes, Ys VIII's PC version delayed again, with an unusually frank update from the developer on the problems, along with a statement that they've basically sacked the porting studio.

    Between the localisation problems on PS4 (due to be rectified via an entirely new translation at the end of this month) and the continued delays of the PC release due to serious technical issues, I don't think I can remember many other games which have had such a difficult time with their international release.
  • Baihu1983 20 Jan 2018 20:04:47 9,905 posts
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    Not a news article yet but Sainsbury's is about to announce something big apparently ... most likely a crap load of people losing their jobs.


    Or a Sainsbury's game to rival the burger king ones
  • thelzdking 20 Jan 2018 20:24:04 7,468 posts
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    I'd love a Sainsbury's RPG.
  • Baihu1983 21 Jan 2018 11:47:03 9,905 posts
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    Would buy a theme hospital style supermarket game with you having to deal with chavs stealing JD
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 21 Jan 2018 12:01:15 6,215 posts
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    Endlessly looping conversation tree as they try to talk you into selling them booze
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 21 Jan 2018 12:02:15 3,050 posts
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    @Baihu1983 And there is indeed a fairly shitty looking early access title that seems to do just that on Steam right now.

    In ye olde days of the internet, there was Rule 34, which stated: "For any subject which exists or might reasonably be conceived, there is porn". I think we need a new rule now, along the lines of "for any gameplay concept which might possibly be imagined, somebody already has a shitty-looking early access title available on Steam".
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 21 Jan 2018 12:16:42 6,215 posts
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    also this

  • mothercruncher 21 Jan 2018 13:59:02 14,787 posts
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    Next theyíll be doing games where you just walk around and look at stuff.
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