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Reply #20 - Aug 5th, 2019 at 1:35pm
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SkyChief wrote on Aug 5th, 2019 at 1:30pm:
Trying to make the connection. . . . mass shootings . . . trade wars . . .  Trojan Horse . . . . 

hmmmmm.....no luck.   Undecided
To start you off, The Donald was supposed to be the White Knight who rode in and saved America from "progressive" Hillary... Now he might as well be her, which is really no surprise if you look at his politics from before he became president.

I think the TwoParties rigged the game completely, again. No matter who won, we'd have a "progressive" president who would help destroy America.

I just tossed in "trade wars" because they are such a traditional "progressive" tool.
  

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Reply #21 - Aug 5th, 2019 at 1:36pm
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SkyChief wrote on Aug 5th, 2019 at 1:05pm:
6) calls others to stop the glorification of violence in our society; grisly video games.
He said:  "It is too easy for troubled youth to surround themselves with a culture that celebrates violence. We must stop or substantially reduce this and it has to begin immediately."


they got it backwards lol people play things like grand theft auto cause they already crave it nd that's cause they want off the rat wheel


maybe they do it then eventually after playing it 1000 times but the game giving them what they want aint the problem what makes them crave it in the first place is
  
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Industry wrote on Aug 5th, 2019 at 1:36pm:
they got it backwards lol people play things like grand theft auto cause they already crave it nd that's cause they want off the rat wheel


maybe they do it then eventually after playing it 1000 times but the game giving them what they want aint the problem what makes them crave it in the first place is
We didn't have video games when I was growing up, so we played war, and cowboys and Indians, and teamed up for snowball fights and crab apple fights.

Sometimes we had judges and gave high fives to the kids who did the best simulations of dying...

And of course TV was covered up with war shows and cowboy and Indian wars and gangster movies etc.
  

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Reply #23 - Aug 5th, 2019 at 7:08pm
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Jeff wrote on Aug 4th, 2019 at 1:59pm:
You really don't know what you're talking about do you?

A good practiced shooter with a revolver and some speed loaders can do just as well.


That's incredibly silly.

The Jerry Miculeks of the world are not the ones who are doing the mass shootings.  It's losers who are taking the easy way out.  Common sense tells an intelligent person that if all the loser had was a revolver, they would not be able to kill dozens of people before being stopped.  They are mentally ill, nearly always heavily medicated or driven to suicide by withdrawal from medication and have been exposed to countless hours of video and video games of killings using rapid fire rifles.  We should be surprised that more people don't emulate them give how the nation's schools raise the nation's children.

Not blaming the guns, any more than I blame the knives for Jack the Ripper's crimes.  Thousands of people buy AR15s and don't do mass shootings, just like thousands of people buy cars and don't drive them into crowds of demonstrators.

But we can't put our heads in the sand.  We should consider all factors if stopping this seeming rash of shootings is important to us. 

But maybe we are too worried about them.  Niel deGrasse Tyson, who is hailed as genius for propping up global warming, Darwinism and other pseudo-science hoaxes, thinks we dwell on them more than the data supports.  He tweeted just yesterday:

In the past 48hrs, the USA horrifically lost 34 people to mass shootings.

On average, across any 48hrs, we also lose…

500 to Medical errors
300 to the Flu
250 to Suicide
200 to Car Accidents
40 to Homicide via Handgun

Often our emotions respond more to spectacle than to data.
  
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Reply #24 - Aug 5th, 2019 at 7:38pm
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Little Biq Man wrote on Aug 5th, 2019 at 7:08pm:
That's incredibly silly.

The Jerry Miculeks of the world are not the ones who are doing the mass shootings.  It's losers who are taking the easy way out.  Common sense tells an intelligent person that if all the loser had was a revolver, they would not be able to kill dozens of people before being stopped.  They are mentally ill, nearly always heavily medicated or driven to suicide by withdrawal from medication...
You are right to identify psychoactive drugs as a prime factor, but many of these people are capable of planning and do plan, and common sense says they'll figure out a way to kill lots of people if they want to, including by learning how to use revolvers efficiently. Two revolvers, even without re-loading, usually gives you twelve shots as fast as you can pull the trigger, and reloading with speed loaders is actually quite easy. 24 shots in a minute is not difficult to achieve.

Let's focus more on the drugs and propaganda that has turned these young people into desperadoes with a hopeless outlook on the world who have been taught to hate everything except themselves, and thereby come to hate even themselves.

Law abiding people have a right to be armed in whatever way suits them best, but they of course are responsible for harm they may cause by carelessness. Just like the careless drivers who kill so many people. Cry
  

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Reply #25 - Aug 5th, 2019 at 7:43pm
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Little Biq Man wrote on Aug 5th, 2019 at 7:08pm:
Niel deGrasse Tyson, who is hailed as genius for propping up global warming, Darwinism and other pseudo-science hoaxes, thinks we dwell on them more than the data supports.  He tweeted just yesterday:

In the past 48hrs, the USA horrifically lost 34 people to mass shootings.

On average, across any 48hrs, we also lose…

500 to Medical errors
300 to the Flu
250 to Suicide
200 to Car Accidents
40 to Homicide via Handgun

Often our emotions respond more to spectacle than to data.
It was rather insensitive of him, but I think he was trying to put it in perspective. It's not a national emergency requiring federal action to restrict our rights for "our own good", and the restriction of rights is a much more serious threat to the nation than terrorists.
More people are shot in big "progressive" city ghettos where ownership of guns is banned almost entirely. Let's fix the problem of big city ghettos. (Most of them with handguns).

Libertarians know how to fix that. Smiley
  

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Reply #26 - Aug 5th, 2019 at 10:02pm
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Jeff wrote on Aug 5th, 2019 at 7:43pm:
Let's fix the problem of big city ghettos. (Most of them with handguns).

Libertarians know how to fix that. Smiley

Yep.     Keep government out of it!

Whatever government chooses as policy, be assured that it is NOT in the best interests of US citizens.

It will always be to make government more powerful.

Progressives have been doing this since 1913.

Let's let them know how we "really" feel.
  

Governments will always devise ways to deprive an honest man of his money or property, and claim that it's legal.
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SkyChief wrote on Aug 5th, 2019 at 10:02pm:
Yep.     Keep government out of it!

Whatever government chooses as policy, be assured that it is NOT in the best interests of US citizens.

It will always be to make government more powerful.

Progressives have been doing this since 1913.

Let's let them know how we "really" feel.
When you say "Keep the government out of it" as a solution to the problem of big city "progressive" ghettos, what specifically would you like to eliminate? The police?
  

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