I only learnt advanced Math to help me think in a certain way (I like physics and I program applications on a computer). Training your brain to think in a logical manner is very useful application in my opinion and is a highly transferable skill.
How about something along the lines of an old Bagatelle type game?
It would be easy to make.
A piece of plywood with small nails hammered partly the way through it.
A number of small balls
Numbered slots at the bottom for the ball to drop into.
You could have theme games like playing...
It may be a solution just to let them kill each other.
I know it sounds a bit callus but if the hatred is insurmountable (neither side willing to accommodate the other for any reason) then what other choices are available?
If the UN or any other country thinks it has a right to intervine...
What are the main contentions between Sunni's and Shiites? Is it similar to the problems between Protestants and Catholics? Some stupid differences in interperating a religious text?
If it is then I've got no sympathy for them because I've have no tolorance for that kind of stupidity.
When I disagree with someone it is usually because I've thought long and hard about something and then drew my possible conclusions. If someone has come to a different conclusion I sometimes think that they obviously haven't thought things through in the degree that I have. This is obviously...
SpaceTiger's explaination covers a lot of ground and applies to most people (if not all).
I get misunderstood all the time it seems.
Mainly because the chain:
1) What I want to say
2) What I actually say
3) What the other person thinks I said
4) How the person interperates what...
Perhaps have the government buy the weapons?
Allow a certain time for compliance, say 6 months, to allow people to exchange the weapons in their possession for money/clothes/food etc (or even to beef up the security of their home).
After that time make it illegal for a civilian to own a...
I have also felt that I've been insulted now and again but I wouldn't even consider putting a complaint in. If someone crosses the line the moderators should step in. That's what they are there for IMO.
Automatic banning by the server? That seems pretty dumb. Does that mean I could just...
I was speaking about 'either/or'. If intel had got 'reliable' information that an individual had a remote detonator on him OR a person was an actual walking bomb then the method of take-down would be the same.
That news article said she counted the rounds as she was running away. Is that...
I'm sure you are aware that witnessess make bad witnessess. If there was 30 witnessess it would be unlikely that any of them would see the same thing. The trick, I think, is to listen to all of them and find the correlations. It takes a lot of training to observe details in a high stress situation.
Maybe I'm wrong, I'm no doctor :)
What I do know is that military personel are trained that in those circumstances (potential suicide bomber or remote detonation) you're to keep firing until the body seizes all movement.
It's different if the shooter believed he was killing a suicide bomber or had a remote contolled detonator because he/she would be trying to destroy the brain to prevent reflex action therefore the amount of rounds would depend on whether the target is moving at all (keep firing until all...