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Message 1917747 - Posted: 8 Feb 2018, 23:05:45 UTC

Still trying to defend the indefensible?

Yawn.
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Message 1917748 - Posted: 8 Feb 2018, 23:08:31 UTC - in response to Message 1917747.  
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Still trying to defend the indefensible?

Yawn.

Dismissing "Yawn" and attempting to return to The Topic:

•What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer•

America’s gun homicide rate was 33 per million people in 2009, far exceeding the average among developed countries. In Canada and Britain, it was 5 per million and 0.7 per million, respectively, which also corresponds with differences in gun ownership.

Americans sometimes see this as an expression of deeper problems with crime, a notion ingrained, in part, by a series of films portraying urban gang violence in the early 1990s. But the United States is not actually more prone to crime than other developed countries, according to a landmark 1999 study by Franklin E. Zimring and Gordon Hawkins of the University of California, Berkeley.

Rather, they found, in data that has since been repeatedly confirmed, that American crime is simply more lethal. A New Yorker is just as likely to be robbed as a Londoner, for instance, but the New Yorker is 54 times more likely to be killed in the process.

They concluded that the discrepancy, like so many other anomalies of American violence, came down to guns.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/world/americas/mass-shootings-us-international.html

With gun ownership at an all time high. With the USA's Constitutional Right for an individual to own firearms for whatever reason they wish.

How, execpting an improbable change to this portion of our Constitution, can we effectively reduce gun violence?

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Message 1917752 - Posted: 8 Feb 2018, 23:13:42 UTC - in response to Message 1917713.  
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How many times will you keep saying the same thing over and over?

#1 - When you stop posting "Oh" over and over and over and over and over again.

https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=82531&postid=1916803#1916803
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=82531&postid=1916742#1916742
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=82366&postid=1916522#1916522
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=82366&postid=1916400#1916400
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=82366&postid=1915969#1915969

#2 - When you understand that you repeat your beliefs over and over and over again. As all do.

Definition of oh
1 —used to express an emotion (such as surprise or desire) or in response to physical stimuli Oh, no! I forgot my key.Oh, don't stop!
2 —used in direct address oh, waiter! Will you come here, please?
3 —used to express acknowledgment or understanding of a statement Oh, yes. It's one of my favorite cities.
4 —used to introduce an example or approximation Their house is about, oh, I'd say four miles from here.

How can you find any of these definitions to be pejorative? Please explain.
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Message 1917753 - Posted: 8 Feb 2018, 23:15:03 UTC - in response to Message 1917752.  

How many times will you keep saying the same thing over and over?

#1 - When you stop posting "Oh" over and over and over and over and over again.

https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=82531&postid=1916803#1916803
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=82531&postid=1916742#1916742
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=82366&postid=1916522#1916522
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=82366&postid=1916400#1916400
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=82366&postid=1915969#1915969

#2 - When you understand that you repeat your beliefs over and over and over again. As all do.

Definition of oh
1 —used to express an emotion (such as surprise or desire) or in response to physical stimuli Oh, no! I forgot my key.Oh, don't stop!
2 —used in direct address oh, waiter! Will you come here, please?
3 —used to express acknowledgment or understanding of a statement Oh, yes. It's one of my favorite cities.
4 —used to introduce an example or approximation Their house is about, oh, I'd say four miles from here.

How can you find any of these definitions to be pejorative? Please explain.

Sorry Gordon...

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Message 1917755 - Posted: 8 Feb 2018, 23:25:47 UTC

For anybody who would like to join the discussion, I imagine the sniping with each other in this thread is a little off-putting. Trying to have the last word is not the way to advance the conversation of the topic.
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Message 1917757 - Posted: 8 Feb 2018, 23:27:53 UTC - in response to Message 1917755.  

For anybody who would like to join the discussion, I imagine the sniping with each other in this thread is a little off-putting. Trying to have the last word is not the way to advance the conversation of the topic.

Correct. Therefore attempting to get Back to Topic:

•What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer•

America’s gun homicide rate was 33 per million people in 2009, far exceeding the average among developed countries. In Canada and Britain, it was 5 per million and 0.7 per million, respectively, which also corresponds with differences in gun ownership.

Americans sometimes see this as an expression of deeper problems with crime, a notion ingrained, in part, by a series of films portraying urban gang violence in the early 1990s. But the United States is not actually more prone to crime than other developed countries, according to a landmark 1999 study by Franklin E. Zimring and Gordon Hawkins of the University of California, Berkeley.

Rather, they found, in data that has since been repeatedly confirmed, that American crime is simply more lethal. A New Yorker is just as likely to be robbed as a Londoner, for instance, but the New Yorker is 54 times more likely to be killed in the process.

They concluded that the discrepancy, like so many other anomalies of American violence, came down to guns.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/world/americas/mass-shootings-us-international.html

With gun ownership at an all time high. With the USA's Constitutional Right for an individual to own firearms for whatever reason they wish.

How, execpting an improbable change to this portion of our Constitution, can we effectively reduce gun violence?
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Message 1917828 - Posted: 9 Feb 2018, 5:43:48 UTC

Nothing has changed, just the same repetition again.

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Message 1917865 - Posted: 9 Feb 2018, 14:12:37 UTC - in response to Message 1917828.  

Nothing has changed, just the same repetition again.

Yawn

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Message 1918834 - Posted: 14 Feb 2018, 20:32:23 UTC

What DIMM Politician First to go BALLISTIC with dA NEWs?

Only on PLANET YAWN

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Message 1918839 - Posted: 14 Feb 2018, 20:54:49 UTC

Ask and you shall receive. ;-)

Florida school shooting: Multiple people injured by gunman.

The stupidity continues.
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Message 1918844 - Posted: 14 Feb 2018, 21:48:46 UTC
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Normal in the U.S. Business as usual. Nothing new, and certainly not newsworthy.
Why post about it at all?
The population in the U.S have decided that this kind of sacrifice is Ok, in order to keep their gun rights. Their choice, not for us to decide.

Just move on......
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Message 1918845 - Posted: 14 Feb 2018, 21:52:05 UTC - in response to Message 1918844.  

Normal in the U.S. Business as usual. Nothing new, and certainly not newsworthy.
Why post about that at all?
Move on.


Not normal when Gunman 'shoots up to 50' at Florida high school leaving 'many dead' after going on a rampage before being taken into custody a mile from the scene following dramatic showdown with SWAT

Very Sad :-(
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Message 1918849 - Posted: 14 Feb 2018, 22:06:16 UTC - in response to Message 1918845.  

Normal in the U.S. Business as usual. Nothing new, and certainly not newsworthy.
Why post about that at all?
Move on.


Not normal when Gunman 'shoots up to 50' at Florida high school leaving 'many dead' after going on a rampage before being taken into custody a mile from the scene following dramatic showdown with SWAT

Very Sad :-(

Very GOP, the flat out refusal to have mental health care. The stupidity to think that someone who is mentally ill can earn enough to buy the treatment.
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Message 1918852 - Posted: 14 Feb 2018, 22:25:09 UTC

Not normal when Gunman 'shoots up to 50' at Florida high school leaving 'many dead' after going on a rampage before being taken into custody a mile from the scene following dramatic showdown with SWAT

Just returned home after being two blocks from the shooting scene.

Blocked in my car for a long time and observed many of the students who had fled. All those who believe in an armed citizenry. Should have seen the dazed and shocked look on their faces. All those who believe in a armed citizenry. Should have seen those terrified parents who were not allowed to enter the area to find out if... Neither I, others who were there, nor the police could comfort anyone.

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Message 1918854 - Posted: 14 Feb 2018, 22:33:28 UTC

NO ONE would be DEAD or Injured with dA RIGHT PROTECTION.

What School District in their LEFT Minds would ALLOW any GunToting Person into their School?!?!?

Yeah. NUFF said ALRIGHT.

This IS ON LEFTY POLITICIANs

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Message 1918855 - Posted: 14 Feb 2018, 22:35:15 UTC - in response to Message 1918854.  

NO ONE would be DEAD or Injured with dA RIGHT PROTECTION.
What School District in their LEFT Minds would ALLOW any GunToting Person into their School?!?!?
Yeah. NUFF said ALRIGHT.
This IS ON LEFTY POLITICIANs
and Their BULLSHAT LOVE&HUG Yap

A necessary repeating:

Just returned home after being two blocks from the shooting scene.

Blocked in my car for a long time and observed many of the students who had fled. All those who believe in an armed citizenry. Should have seen the dazed and shocked look on their faces. All those who believe in a armed citizenry. Should have seen those terrified parents who were not allowed to enter the area to find out if... Neither I, others who were there, nor the police could comfort anyone.

'nuff said.
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Message 1918856 - Posted: 14 Feb 2018, 22:45:13 UTC

So Dull, if 1 of your family was involved you'd just shrug it off as collateral damage?
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Message 1918858 - Posted: 14 Feb 2018, 22:47:45 UTC - in response to Message 1918856.  

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Message 1918860 - Posted: 14 Feb 2018, 22:53:39 UTC

Most Tired Person On Earth YAWNed:

So Dull, if 1 of your family was involved you'd just shrug it off as collateral damage
?

Yep. I Would.

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Message 1918863 - Posted: 14 Feb 2018, 23:09:33 UTC

False Bravado, the sure sign of a tiny coward quaking in his oversize boots.

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