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1 point

Either compound bow or a crossbow. Safety with range, and (with sturdy arrows), unlimited ammo.

Of course, the zombie apocalypse will never reach Ice View, AK (where I'll be during the event)

1 point

Hand-to-hand weapons aren't the best choice. If the zombie-disease is spread by saliva (bites), it's probably also spread by blood. If you hack a zombie apart with a sword, it will spray its blood everywhere. You get that in any open wound, or even your eye, and you're a zombie.

Bow and arrow would be better, as it has both range and unlimited ammo (you can recover the arrows)

2 points

I'd get rid of the block. Sunglasses don't run out, and if you build up enough melanin, it'll get more difficult to burn anyway.

2 points

I love the link. But, as for the argument, hard books are better for now. E-book technology is still in infancy, and while there's no reason it shouldn't improve, there are still downfalls.

First, eBooks are the epitome of "putting all your eggs in one basket". If something happens to your device, it gets hacked, lost, broken, stolen, etc., you've lost all your books. Not so with real books.

Second, along the same lines. If the eBook device screen is damaged, but not enough to get a Warranty repair, then every single page of every single book you have is also damaged. If you rip/mark a real book page, it's only one page of hundreds or even thousands.

Third. This is more of an opinion, but there's nothing quite as satisfying as turning that final page, or watching your progress eat through a large book. Sure, there are percentage bars on Kindle (at least), but it's not the same.

Fourth. Also along those same lines. It's easier to find quotes in real books, as you know generally where the quote was in the book. On eReaders, you can't flip pages nearly as fast as in real life to search. Also, due to the convenient font size changes available, pages look different every time on eReaders.


That's my opinion. I'll admit, eBooks are much better for people who travel frequently (multiple times a month, or even a week), as they don't have to carry a library around with them if they need to read. Also, text formats offer the advantage of string searching, allowing for quick look-ups if you know a direct or partial quote.

But, to me, those advantages do not outweigh the disadvantages they have over real books.

1 point

That's what the maturity ratings on games are for. You can't legally buy a game like Dead Space if you're 12 years old, and for really, REALLY good reasons.

1 point

Keeping on-task with said present distractions are part of the process of becoming a competent adult. You can't just take out homework because it doesn't apply to the work ethic of our students. Students need to change their work ethic to apply to the real world.

1 point

I personally don't want to time travel, due to the mind-bending implications. (You go back in time to kill Hitler, and it works. Then, in the alternate now, Hitler did't kill people, and thus, you wouldn't go back in time to kill him....)

If you want a long-living pet, get a turtle or a parrot. The turtle will definitely outlive you, while the parrot will give you a run for your money.

1 point

"However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows."

--Matthew 24:36 (NLT)

However much calculations anybody does, you cannot figure our the day of the Advent. Also, the idea of a 'secret rapture' is refuted by the Bible:

"For as the lightning flashes in the east and shines to the west, so it will be when the Son of Man comes."

--Matthew 24:27 (NLT)

"Look! He comes with the clouds of heaven. And everyone will see him"

--Revelation 1:7 (NLT)

"Then I saw heaven opened, and a white horse was standing there.... He wore a robe dipped in blood, and his title was the Word of God.... From his mouth came a sharp sword to strike down the nations.... On his robe at his thigh was written this title: King of all kings and Lord of all lords.... Then I saw the beast and the kings of the world and their armies gathered together to fight against the one sitting on the horse and his army.... Their entire army was killed by the sharp sword that came from the mouth of the one riding the white horse."

--Revelation 19:11-21 (NLT)

The first two refute the 'secret' rapture. The third shows that Jesus Himself will come down to finish everything. No rapture, and the Advent certainly won't be a secret.


Now, to pre-refute future arguments, here's another quote:

"People didn't realize what was going to happen until the flood came and swept them all away. That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes.

"Two men will be working together in the field; one will be taken, the other left. Two women will be grinding flour at the mill; one will be taken, the other left."

--Matthew 24:39-41

This isn't the rapture. It's equating the Advent with the Flood. Nobody knew when it was going to happen, and the Flood surprised everyone. Jesus is saying it'll be the same with the Advent: you're working in a field and, all of the sudden, Jesus is here.


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Kotzebue, AK

That town is literally in the middle of nowhere, half of it on a swamp, the other half on the Bering Sea. It's cold all year long, and most likely freezes every night.

Unless zombies (or anyone else, for that matter) have antifreeze in their blood, there's no way they'd reach Kotzebue via walking.

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