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  1. Re: Armed good guy stops armed bad guy; how often?

    A better question might be how often does a good guy with a gun fail to stop a bad guy with a gun? It is certain that there have been instances where good guys have stopped bad guys, but if the...
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    Re: What's next re: guns?

    Banning or restricting semi-automatics is one step towards the goal of reducing firearms-related injuries and deaths. The pro-gun crowd likes to pretend that the anti-gun folks believe that doing...
  3. Re: when assault rifles are confiscated? (liberal wet dream thread)

    How about we go after the tool AND the madman? The problem is not going to be solved by just doing one or the other.
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    Re: Damage an AR15 does

    Yes it would be stupid to focus on banning the AR, but I don't think anyone is seriously suggesting that banning that one gun will be the answer. The pro-gun side - including many of them on this...
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    Re: Damage an AR15 does

    Of course. The AR-15 is used as the example because it is the best-known of these weapons among common, non-gun-savvy people. Anything that would apply to the AR-15 would apply to the entire class of...
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    Re: Damage an AR15 does

    This information is useful because people should know what these weapons do and how they are different from your typical handgun. It is entirely legitimate to consider if the nature of the damage...
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    Re: Damage an AR15 does

    He said that he diagnoses "low velocity handgun injuries" every day and that he's seen"...a handful of AR-15 injuries..." in his career. He did not say that he has never seen the likes before....
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    Re: British schools have major problems too!

    What is a "shaven parting line" and why is it a problem?
  9. Re: when assault rifles are confiscated? (liberal wet dream thread)

    It's not that complicated to set the parameters for a policy. The policy could include exemptions for guns more than a certain number of years old. It could include a list if specific guns. It could...
  10. Re: What about movie theaters, shopping malls, and music concerts?

    Many performance venues in New England are making patrons pass through metal detectors or wanding and doing manual bag searches. I expect that cinemas in major population areas will start doing these...
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    Re: "Most Mass Murderers Are Democrats"

    ..and given this and all of the other moronic things Republican politicians and their supporters here and elsewhere say, it's appropriate to say that most idiots are Republicans.
  12. Re: So I went to Gogle Images and typed in 'sinister'...

    I dunno...maybe you should google it.
  13. Thread: Weird weather

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    Re: Weird weather

    Damn those illegal immigrants! BUILD THE WALL!!
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    Re: US Olympic coverage sucks

    "Manly events and other interesting sports" ????? What century do you live in?
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    Re: Good bye bump stocks

    both.
  16. Thread: Synchronicity

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    Re: Synchronicity

    the other night, I was sitting around thinking about how hungry I was and listening to rumbling from my empty stomach. After a while I went to my bookshelf and pulled out a book. It turned out that...
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    Re: Good bye bump stocks

    If they're right, what difference does it make how old they are?
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    Re: New reggae - it's Tuesday, after all...

    A nice instrumental:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB8PKb7DhDo
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    Re: New reggae - it's Tuesday, after all...

    I'm a big Stick Figure Fan. Thanks for posting that one.

    Every hear of Groundation?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XISiGsXmXmM
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    Re: Mulerís Blunder

    Yes.

    But that's not the point. Why Clinton lost is a separate issue. It doesn't matter if the Russian interference in the election actually achieved anything. The point is that it happened at all...
  21. Re: The lie concerning "only solution to a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gu

    The whole "good guy with a gun " thing is wrong...but not for the reasons you might think.

    The logic of it goes that the good guy with the gun could stop a bad guy with a gun, right?

    But why...
  22. Re: What's the connection between motorcycles and wooden boats?

    Motorcycles can be used an anchors ? ?
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    Re: Fergie (not a troll thread)

    I like bananas.
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    Re: Is Christianity a mental illness

    I think that among Christians, those that are mentally ill are the most dangerous. You are free to disagree, but as it is my opinion and not a matter of fact, it cannot be "dishonest".
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    Re: Is Christianity a mental illness

    I think it's safe to say that Christianity is not a mental illness but some Christians are certainly mentally ill, and those are the ones that are dangerous.
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    Re: what's up with the clock?

    As with most things, Google is your friend:

    from reddit

    In the days before WWII, the most accepted formation for battleships was the line of battle, where ships would line up nose to tail and...
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    Re: what's up with the clock?

    Metric time.
  28. Thread: Juuling

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    Re: Juuling

    These things are a big problem at my son's high school. He says that you can't go into a bathroom without being chocked out by the vapors/smoke.
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    Re: America's Harvest Box

    With the current knuckleheads in congress and in the Oval Office, I wish that contract was in writing. |;)
  30. Re: 8,000-Year-Old Smashed Skulls on Spikes Found in Sweden, And Nobody Knows Why

    May be...
  31. Re: 8,000-Year-Old Smashed Skulls on Spikes Found in Sweden, And Nobody Knows Why

    no. Your titles are fine. Please continue to post these fascinating articles. I guess I'm just more sensitive than most about thinking about what something actually says than what I think it means....
  32. Re: 8,000-Year-Old Smashed Skulls on Spikes Found in Sweden, And Nobody Knows Why

    all you had to do is to read the headline, read my first post and think about what you were reading. I know it's subtle, but I assume that you speak and read English.
  33. Re: 8,000-Year-Old Smashed Skulls on Spikes Found in Sweden, And Nobody Knows Why

    I thought I did just that.
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    Re: Interesting New York court decision

    A few points
    1) You cannot claim ownership of somebody's property simply because you occupy it for a time. If I invite you to stay on my boat for a month, the boat is still mine to do with as I...
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    Re: Underwater photography

    yes they are....right up until they eat the divers.
  36. Re: 8,000-Year-Old Smashed Skulls on Spikes Found in Sweden, And Nobody Knows Why

    Yes, obviously. Then why does the headline suggest that nobody knows why they were found in Sweden or even found at all?
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    Re: do you agree with Lord Clyde?

    A Norman illustrated, the problem is NOT that people "bend the law to wriggle out of (their) obligations" although that's what politicians and other shallow thinkers would have us believe. The...
  38. Re: 8,000-Year-Old Smashed Skulls on Spikes Found in Sweden, And Nobody Knows Why

    Perhaps that's true, but it still doesn't get to the apparent mystery of why they were found at all.
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    Re: Underwater photography

    Why should the size of furrows in the sand and the size of the rays have any relationship to each other? I think you're making an unwarranted assumption about how big those furrows are.
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    Re: America's Harvest Box

    SS is not money that you paid for. The only thing you paid for was for retired folks to receive your money while you were working and a promise that when you retire you'll be able to get money from...
  41. Re: 8,000-Year-Old Smashed Skulls on Spikes Found in Sweden, And Nobody Knows Why

    I'm confused. Nobody knows why the 8,00 year old smashed skull on spikes were found in Sweden? Or is it that nobody know why they were found at all?
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    Re: America's Harvest Box

    well, they certainly won't contain fresh fruit and veggies. Maybe we'll go back to the days of the government handing out big block of cheese

    In a sluggish Economy
    Inflation, Recession
    Hits the...
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    Re: Interesting New York court decision

    A few questions:

    1) What gives any graffiti artist the right to paint on someone else's property?
    2) If painting on walls and surfaces without the consent of the owner is ok, why shouldn't...
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    Re: Interesting New York court decision

    I'm a strong supporter of the arts but I think this law and decision are absolutely wrong. Whatever its artistic merits, graffiti is vandalism and the rights of the property owner to maintain his...
  45. Re: Why due so many White House aides advisors not have full security clearances?

    Why? Because the Russian government bureaucracy moves very slowly.
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    Re: How to win your next political argument

    Pulling It All Together
    Let’s put this into (hypothetical) practice. Say you’re arguing with an uncle who insists that the Boy Scouts should continue their policy of excluding openly gay people...
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    How to win your next political argument

    How to Win Your Next Political Argument

    By Jesse Singal
    Youíve probably gotten in a political argument in the recent past, whether with your nutso cousin at Thanksgiving or your militantly...
  48. Re: Gunmaker Remington says it will file for bankruptcy

    Ironic, isn't it? Business boomed when it looked like Hilary was going to win but now that Trump's in office - the guy who promised to increase American jobs - an America gun maker is going bankrupt.
  49. Re: It's Tuesday morning - time to blast out those eardrums with metal music

    I couldn't get that song out of my head during the days surrounding the arrival and aftermath of hurricane Katrina
  50. Re: Scientists Are About to Explore a Hidden World Trapped Under Ice For 120,000 Year

    Thank goodness for global warming, eh? Just think of all the new and exciting opportunities like this that will come along as the planet continues to heat up.
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