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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    I don't have any daughters. Just me and my wife. And she would never attempt to climb in through a window. She has keys to the doors and if she lost or forgot them she would phone me from the porch...
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    I don't own any guns. No need or desire to. Anyone tries to climb through my bedroom window I smack 'em over the head with my hiking staff, which I actually do keep by my bed, along with a can of...
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    The gun safe can be beside your bed. It takes only seconds to enter the unlock code. You'd have the home invader dead to rights before he even got half way through the bedroom window. You could have...
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    Re: BROTM for December…Nominations here.

    How about a compromise? He can lick kittens but not chickens. And he can still suck eggs.
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    John Wayne hunting down Maureen O'Hara and spanking her in her underwear while the town watches and cheers in the movie McLintock! has definitely not aged well.
  6. Re: A monumentally stupid idea meets its just reward

    I still think you could shut down the worst of the puppy mills and be no worse off for it.
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    I recall it had something to do with some minor inconsequential window dressing changes that won't make any difference when it comes to mass shooting maniacs. Mind you, they were landmark minor...
  8. Re: A monumentally stupid idea meets its just reward

    I know it's been asked before, but where does a country that has accomplished so much find so many stupid people?
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    Chambering a round with a bolt or lever is part of the fun of shooting. Semi or full auto makes it easier to squeeze off more rounds quickly, but something is lost. Didn't the Walmart guy use a...
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    Re: Does Hinckley still make sailboats?

    Nice styling.
  11. Re: NZ supreme court favours votes for 16 year olds

    That's not a bad idea. Informed citizens get to vote. The rest can go stew in their ignorance and forfeit the opportunity to screw up the country they know nothing about.
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    Re: all things World Cup 2022 thread

    Canada v Belgium in a couple hours. Canada has never scored a goal in the history of the World Cup. I'm hopeful we'll get at least one this time around. It will be historic! :d
  13. Re: NZ supreme court favours votes for 16 year olds

    Hmmmm, I don't think I even started finding my marbles until I was around 40 or 45. It was the previous 20 or 25 years they shouldn't have let me vote.Y:o
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    ^ And I assure you my edits are either to correct typos or to clarify what I meant to say. It's not all about you, neighbour. Seriously.
  15. Re: NZ supreme court favours votes for 16 year olds

    You need to get your eyes checked ;) Edited to add: And I reiterate that I think a cap at 50 would be a tragic mistake for any democracy.
  16. Thread: Memes and…

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    Re: Memes and…

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    50? No way. Far too young. I'd have lost the right to vote 17 years ago and I'm all (well mostly) about change. Many older people are fully capable of looking at the world as it is and seeing how...
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    Our Green Party floated the idea of lowering the voting age to 16, assuming it would get them more votes. I'm against the idea. 16 is too young. Barely out of childhood. Some experience with adult...
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    Re: one motion

    My wife started with a hybrid and now has the PHEV version. It's the perfect car for her, although I'm more of a crossover/suv type.
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    Re: Mag. 5 earthquake in West Java

    I took the train through Sumatra and Java 40 years ago, before going on to Bali and Australia. An amazing land.
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    Re: Artemis in distant retrograde orbit

    Elon's working on it. Won't be long now
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    Re: Artemis in distant retrograde orbit

    Really looking forward to following these missions. Go Artemis go!
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    Re: Condolence thread for mass murder…...

    She can only do what she can do.
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    Re: Thoughts and prayers time again..

    That was the idea.
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    Re: Thoughts and prayers time again..

    Occasionally my cynicism shows. Of course there is a strong political motivation behind many calls for thoughts and prayers.
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    Re: A Tale Of Two Tweets

    Yes and no. But mostly America continues to elect representatives who lack the intellect and sophistication to appreciate how the two tweets are at odds with one another.
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    Re: Thoughts and prayers time again..

    Some lefty will be along shortly to politicise this terrible tragedy.
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    Re: A Tale Of Two Tweets

    A law abiding patriot and defender of the constitution and a heart filled with compassion. No wonder Muricans love her and reelected her.
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    Re: How long before Truth social is dead?

    Trump says he's not interested in Twitter. Maybe he'll wait and see how many followers his account has before backtracking
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    Re: Memes and…

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    Re: A new job for Trump, Bannon and friends?

    They'll have a tough time getting Mexico to pay for it but Putin might be a willing partner since he may wish to keep Russians in as much as Finland wants to keep them out.
  32. Re: It's the night before Gun Deer Hunting here in Wisconsin.

    I agree. I'd eat hunted wild deer before I'd eat cow, although at the moment I eat neither.
  33. Re: Trump may be toast- but who invented the toaster?

    He may be toast but he looks more like an unbaked loaf. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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    Re: So now we have another special council?

    Yeah, but not with the status of 'special counsel' unless I have misunderstood or not paid attention. Yes/no?
  35. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Stating the obvious, but there's a big difference between defeating an invading army and defeating the state that sent it. Assuming Ukraine prevails militarily on its own soil, what it will be owed...
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    Re: Ukraine

    That's a little harsh.
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    Re: So now we have another special council?

    Aren't the Republicans now calling for a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden? Fair is fair, after all.
  38. Thread: OTC Narcan

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    Re: OTC Narcan

    When I was 15 a friend offered me a syringe full of something. I said cool! Didn't give it a thought. He might as well have been offering me an ice cream cone. There was no fentanyl back then.
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    Re: OTC Narcan

    What's strangest to me is police in the schools. I lead such a sheltered life.
  40. Re: 8,000,000,000 People on the planet as of yesterday

    Sad, isn't it? We live in an age of unprecedented prosperity, opportunity, and possibility, and this is what we do with it. And TikTok is among the least destructive wastes of time and resources.
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    Re: OTC Narcan

    Users could wear bracelets that say 'In case of overdose, please resuscitate', or conversely, 'In case of overdose, DNR'. That way a good samaritan or professional EMT wouldn't have to guess. And...
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    Re: all things World Cup 2022 thread

    Heard that Budweiser after paying $75 million for the right to sell beer, responded 'Well, this is awkward'
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    Re: Why does the the right hate Nancy Pelosi?

    Good one, Nancy!
  44. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    And sometimes they get left open. Accidents can happen.
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    Re: Ukraine

    If he does he might want to be careful with whom he confides his aspirations.
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    Re: Why does the the right hate Nancy Pelosi?

    Oddest part of this is that it suggests that thousands of voters in their districts, enough to count as a majority, have so called fringe values or else why would they vote the way they do? How does...
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Rest in peace, Jamie.
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    Re: GOP primary could be interesting

    Too nauseating for me to take an interest in. I will read what you lot here have to say about it but won't waste a minute watching any of it on tv or other media.
  49. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Mar el Lago had the usual safety protocols. Attendees had to take an IQ test and were only allowed in if the results came back negative.
  50. Re: From 0 to 10,000 mph in 6 minutes - Artemis has lifted off

    I started watching a little after ten pm Pacific time and only had to wait about half an hour to launch. NASA puts on quite a show. 26 days to splashdown
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