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41) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 210 - Make Me Laugh! (Message 1503289)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Es99
LMAO...Mark and ES get a room!

You are willing to be the witness to the event???

No, but you record it, I might watch it later on youtube.

Just watch an episode of Dexter and you'll get the general idea.
42) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 210 - Make Me Laugh! (Message 1503280)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Es99
LMAO...Mark and ES get a room!

I'll get my cauldron.
43) Message boards : Politics : One America News (Message 1503277)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Es99
"The network has been known to offer biased and conservative leaning editorials on shows."


Yep, WIKI 'is' as Believeable as 'it's' DEM/Lib Contributors. Yep, Lazer On Right To WIKI fO The TRuth of 'it'.
One America News Network. Sweetness.

Like BBC America, only Better.

Like FOX, with Less Get The Ratings BLECH.

Unlike WIKI, with NO DEM/Lib DEM Libbing.

fO shO fOevA

' '

Well I didn't care enough to look further apart from at the actual news website which confirms what the wiki says.
44) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 210 - Make Me Laugh! (Message 1503274)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Es99

That's why I am bothering to talk to you.

OH, bejeesus.
I am SO honored.
Thanks a million.

Good, I'm glad you understand.
45) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 210 - Make Me Laugh! (Message 1503266)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Es99
I think people are getting very tired of you getting drunk and spamming the boards all the time.

It is tedious.

Yes, coming up with something to post all the freaking time does get wearisome.
Thanks.

You could try doing it sober. Just throwing it out there.

I am sober, what is your excuse just now?

I can be as caustic or as endearing as I like at any point in time.

I know you are sober.

That's why I am bothering to talk to you.
46) Message boards : Politics : One America News (Message 1503265)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Es99
Wiki entry

"The network has been known to offer biased and conservative leaning editorials on shows."

Try this one The Economist, its one of the more neutral news sources for those of us that prefer to make up our own minds about the news.
47) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 210 - Make Me Laugh! (Message 1503262)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Es99
I think people are getting very tired of you getting drunk and spamming the boards all the time.

It is tedious.

Yes, coming up with something to post all the freaking time does get wearisome.
Thanks.

You could try doing it sober. Just throwing it out there.
48) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 210 - Make Me Laugh! (Message 1503243)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Es99
I think people are getting very tired of you getting drunk and spamming the boards all the time.

It is tedious.
49) Message boards : Politics : Dropbox refusal (Message 1503240)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Es99
As I see it dropbox keeps user data and she too compromised herself to grant her any permission to deal with user's private data in any way.

Well that makes more sense than all the complaints that are thrown in there. Whoever wrote the petitions needs to rewrite it to make their case better. Then start another one to have her tried for war crimes because the issues are separate.
50) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 210 - Make Me Laugh! (Message 1503231)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Es99
Is it safe to come out?
51) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1503229)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Es99
Something like this would really throw modern kids a curve... :-)

What's lurking inside BoE's vaults?

Hint for Pounds(£) Shillings[s) & Pence[d), there were 240 pennies to the pound, 12 pennies to the shilling and 20 shillings to the pound for those curious enough to attempt the math.

Well unit conversion is still on the curriculum between Imperial and SI, as some backward countries still insist on using Imperial.
52) Message boards : Politics : Dropbox refusal (Message 1503227)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Es99
I'm not a huge fan of Condoleezza, but why single her out in particular? Lots of those in previous administrations have gone on to do work for private companies, and some a bit more disturbing than a fileshare business.


Doesn't that site precisely describe why?

It describes why she should possibly face charges and not be allowed into politics again, but it also points out what an extremely capable person she is. I am not seeing the connection with that and dropbox. Does dropbox have the power or the inclination to start a war for profit?

Its not like she went to work for Halliuburton.
53) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1503224)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Es99

KWSN..

We agree on censorship.

I have posted, and been in touch with the Moderator's, regarding this issue.

Guess it's just the 'American' in us.

I'm sorry you thought it was just the feminist cabal comments that were the issue. It shows how embedded sexism is that you can't even see it...and don't threaten people with the moderators while complaining that someone has been threatened with moderators. Free speech cuts both ways. I get to have it too.
54) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1503223)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Es99
With shotguns, why do you even need a shot capacity of 5? 1 or 2 should be sufficient if you only need it to defend against wild beasts.

And pistols, seriously, again without restrictions on caliber its again possible for civilians to carry hand cannons around. Those things are again way to much firepower (they aren't even practical).
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I respect everyone's opinion but these kinds of statements always crack me up. They are made by folks who have never been in harms way. Until you have been in harms way you do not know what you are talking about. Just how cool can you keep looking death in the eye with only one or two chances to survive and your wife and children are behind you counting on you to save them from dieing.

When it comes down to protecting your family and your self you can never have enough fire power. So until we get to your 'Perfect World' me and mine are armed to the teeth.

Why don't you tell us your story of when this happened to you and how the gun saved you.
55) Message boards : Politics : Dropbox refusal (Message 1503219)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Es99
I'm not a huge fan of Condoleezza, but why single her out in particular? Lots of those in previous administrations have gone on to do work for private companies, and some a bit more disturbing than a fileshare business.
56) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 210 - Make Me Laugh! (Message 1503030)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Es99

Fenton
57) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1503027)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Es99
So are you saying that most gun deaths or shootings are caused by criminals?


The statistics I am quoting on deaths, yes... information on non-fatal shootings is a bit more difficult to dig up. I am in process of researching it.

Most gun deaths in the USA are either homicide, making the shooter a criminal, or they are police against a criminal.... or they are accidental.

Remember if a police officer shoots someone dead when it isn't justified, that makes the police officer a criminal...

So, 11078 firearm homicides vs 606 accidental firearm related deaths... Yes, it looks like criminals are WAY out front in that horse-race.

Even *IF* the shooter was NOT a criminal before committing murder by firearm, they certainly are afterwards...

So your question doesn't really make sense.

You are correct, I didn't word it clearly. What I meant to ask is whether the shootings are being mostly committed by people who are career criminals, because pretty much they are the only ones that are going to try and get an illegal gun. Most murders are crimes of passion or on the spur of the moment, so these people are unlikely to go to the trouble of getting an illegal gun for a crimes they weren't planning to commit.

So my question is, who are the people actually using guns to shoot people?
58) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 210 - Make Me Laugh! (Message 1503022)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Es99
http://youtu.be/yDwMsx6LSos
59) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1503015)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Es99
Oh please, the AR-15 is a converted military rifle. All they did was remove the select fire option, so now it only shoots semi-automatic.


So? The AR-15 is a civilian weapon. Like the M-16, it fires a 5.56mm (.223) round. What do you object to? The way it looks?
Not exactly a 'high powered round'.

Those are some pretty wide categories. The first basically allows every assault rifle as long as its semi-automatic. Would you say that an AK-47 suddenly is any less deadly and dangerous if it only has a semi-automatic fire option (I'd say that with increased stability and accuracy it only gets deadlier for anyone who actively tries to hit its target)? Yet that is perfectly legal.


The AK-47 fires a 7.62x39mm (30 caliber) round. Hunting rifles are stronger. .308 Winchester round is popular with hunting, yet it has a 7.62x51mm round (again 30 caliber). Weaker than a highly popular hunting rifle.


These definitions also allow things like sniper rifles (again, military hardware, and in this case they often don't need conversion as most sniper rifles are already semi-automatic or bolt-action). I'm not sure, but are there restrictions on caliber? If not, it would be legal to carry around one of those .50 snipers, things that were designed to take out armored cars and targets from a 1 kilometer away. Why do civilians need that kind of firepower?

AFAIK a 50 caliber HANDGUN is legal. I wouldn't use one. Too much of a 'wrist-breaker'. Heck, a 44-magnum is a wrist-breaker.

Sniper rifles used to be exclusively bolt-action, but I have heard of an M1-Garand being used as a sniper rifle. It is a WWII-era US Infantry weapon that is gas-operated semi-automatic, 8-shot 'clip'. Btw, it is a 30-06 caliber round (7.62x63mm, a bit longer than the .308... same bullets though.)..
Guess what, the 30-06 is also POPULAR in hunting rifles. And, last I checked, the M1 is perfectly legal for civilians to own.

Your use of the term 'assault rifle' might not be correct. The primary difference between the military weapons and the civilian rifles is the appearance and the distinction of (on non-bolt-action rifles) semi vs. full automatic. The term 'assault rifle' in its modern usage means a *civilian* weapon that looks like a military one, usually because it is a *civilian* version of a military rifle.

*CIVILIAN* weapons calibers range up to .950 for rifles (thats almost an inch) and up to .660 for handguns (2/3rds of an inch).

Heh... elephant guns. I wouldn't use them.

My favorite weapons calibers... (rifles: .22LR, .243, .308, 30-06... handguns: .22LR, .38 special... shotguns: 12 Gauge).

Shotguns: Sorry, I was wrong. It isn't 5, its 3 when hunting waterfowl (2 in the magazine, 1 in the chamber). The shotguns will hold 4+1, but must be plugged down to 2+1 when used to duck hunt. Most just leave the plug in, so when hunting season rolls around, they won't forget to put it back in and get in a HEAP of trouble. But then, my favorite shotgun (my granddad bought it) only holds 2... double barrel.

Oh, I am not a gun nut. I just grew up around them and have a reasonably good memory and some individual preferences. Believe it or not, there are some people that eat, sleep, drink, and POOP guns... To each their own, I suppose.

But what you forget is the reason that criminals can get guns so easily is because there are so many legal firearms available. Even without going to the process of getting a gun legally, their presence drives market prices down, making guns very affordable, and relatively easy to get illegally, and thats without guns getting smuggled in from Mexico or Canada. Once it becomes harder to sell guns legally, you essentially decrease supply, which drives up market prices, and probably makes it harder for the small time criminals to get their hands on guns as the black market shrinks. And before long, it simply becomes to expensive and to difficult for the average liquor store robber to bother with getting a gun as its no longer profitable.


You answered your own question here. Guns are relatively easy to get illegally. Our borders (land and sea) are VERY porous. Look at the 'War on Drugs'. Total fuster-cluck. Made things MUCH worse. Prohibition (the 'War on Booze') didn't work either. Made things MUCH worse. Do I think that a 'War on Guns' would end well? Heck no I don't.

You reduce the availability of guns, the criminals are just going to horde what they have and keep using them.


Why do you think that there is so few gun violence in Europe? If criminals don't care about the law they should all be trying to get guns in Europe as well. The simple fact is that because access to guns is severely restricted in Europe, getting a gun illegally is very expensive and requires connections to gun smugglers, connections which most criminals don't have.


Uhh... That would be 'lack of balls'. ;) Even your criminals have been... neutered, it seems. Its why Putin is giving you all such troubles of late. He still has his.

That statistic is not entirely accurate. You forget that because of the large presence of guns in homes, there is also a significant amount of people that die thanks to accidents involving those guns.


Ok... a moment.


Accidental discharge of firearms .............. (W32–W34) 606


Source: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr61/nvsr61_04.pdf
Table 10, page 40 of 118.

606 deaths due to accidental discharge of firearms in 2010 in the USA... 606 too many, to be sure, but still not quite a raging epidemic.


So are you saying that most gun deaths or shootings are caused by criminals?
60) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 210 - Make Me Laugh! (Message 1502995)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Es99
The countdown to Grimm...1hr, 16mins.

We PVR everything we want to watch, so Grimm will be watched possibly tonight, but we have a lot of TV from the week to catch up on.


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