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#135022 - 06/06/08 09:00 PM Re: Tool of Choice [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Hacksaw
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Originally Posted By: JeanetteIsabelle
Originally Posted By: dougwalkabout
There's also no hint of an anti-knife tirade.

Why would someone who is pro-gun be anti-knife?

Jeanette Isabelle


That's the feeling I get from the US as a Canadian. There are laws in the US prohibiting certain knives, types of knives, lengths of knives, ownership of knives but gun control is very loose compared to Canada.

Here knives aren't regulated or restricted in any way to speak of.

On the other hand few people are shot around here but many are stabbed...so I guess that tells us something.

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#135023 - 06/06/08 09:04 PM Re: Tool of Choice [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Originally Posted By: JeanetteIsabelle

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Originally Posted By: Alex
-became dull very quickly (if used on wire or sheet metal)

EMT shears are semi-disposable. If they get old, replace them.
...

That's exactly the reason why you've never noticed any abovementioned problems with them. IMHO, disposable concept is very comfortable, but overall evil invention. They draw your money, dull your skills, and damage the environment.

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#135030 - 06/06/08 09:27 PM Re: Tool of Choice [Re: ]
Jeanette_Isabelle Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Hacksaw
Originally Posted By: JeanetteIsabelle
Why would someone who is pro-gun be anti-knife?


That's the feeling I get from the US as a Canadian. There are laws in the US prohibiting certain knives, types of knives, lengths of knives, ownership of knives but gun control is very loose compared to Canada.

Valid point. With that said, I can't think of a way to disprove the notion I am anti-knife.

What I am against is trying to force the notion that there is one tool for everybody and every situation.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#135033 - 06/06/08 09:37 PM Re: Tool of Choice [Re: Alex]
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Originally Posted By: Alex
dull your skills,

I don't see how.

Originally Posted By: Alex
and damage the environment.

Considering what people throw out, more specifically what was never meant to be disposable, worn out EMT shears wouldn't even register as damaging environmental factor.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#135034 - 06/06/08 09:40 PM Re: Tool of Choice [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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JeanetteIsabelle, there's no need to be so defensive. If you look at my previous post again, you'll realize that I was neither attacking you nor suggesting that you were against knives.

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#135037 - 06/06/08 10:05 PM Re: Tool of Choice [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Alex Offline
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Originally Posted By: JeanetteIsabelle
Originally Posted By: Alex
dull your skills,

I don't see how.

Example.
How many American people really know how to properly wash dishes clean when camping in the field with no hot water, no soap, no sponges? Typical answer: "Why would I want to wash paper plates and plastic utensils?"

EMT shears example explicitly? Ok. Have you ever considered studying the finest skill of blade sharpening? Or do you know how to cut steel wire with your bare hands (simple physics)? Typical answer: "I don't need that. I have my environment. Granted."...

Regarding the environment pollution - every tiny bit adds.

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#135048 - 06/07/08 01:26 AM Re: Tool of Choice [Re: Alex]
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Originally Posted By: Alex
EMT shears example explicitly? Ok. Have you ever considered studying the finest skill of blade sharpening?

I really do not need to know how to sharpen a blade.

Originally Posted By: Alex
Regarding the environment pollution - every tiny bit adds.

I should have nipped the thread derailment in my previous post. If you wish to continue the environmental discussion, we can do so in a new thread.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#135050 - 06/07/08 01:44 AM Re: Tool of Choice [Re: nursemike]
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Originally Posted By: nursemike
Scissors are faster and safer than knives for:

As a point of clarification, are you specifically referring to EMT shears or simply any pair of scissors?

Jeanette Isabelle
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#135051 - 06/07/08 01:59 AM Re: Tool of Choice [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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I think that I'm startin' to get another headache!!!
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#135055 - 06/07/08 02:08 AM Re: Tool of Choice [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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Originally Posted By: OldBaldGuy
I think that I'm startin' to get another headache!!!

Was it something from this thread?

Jeanette Isabelle
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