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Old 11-15-2019, 01:36 AM   #16
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Firearms are probably the most effective way to commit suicide. . .

We actually have more suicides than murders by firearms.
I see preventing the horrendous and profound (to say nothing of violating the Fourth Amendment in a big way) crime of genocide, a crime so vast it takes a whole society to commit, as of more importance than fretting over suicides. These continue to chug along at the unvarying rate of circa 40K annually by every means. Not to detract from the tragedy, but of higher priority is making this crime of civilizations a *former* crime of civilizations, like witch burnings.

Do nothing, therefore, to diss armed civil rights. That is, don't act like the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
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Old 11-15-2019, 01:39 PM   #17
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Old 11-19-2019, 05:39 PM   #18
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Old 11-19-2019, 05:41 PM   #19
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I see preventing the horrendous and profound (to say nothing of violating the Fourth Amendment in a big way) crime of genocide, a crime so vast it takes a whole society to commit, as of more importance than fretting over suicides. These continue to chug along at the unvarying rate of circa 40K annually by every means. Not to detract from the tragedy, but of higher priority is making this crime of civilizations a *former* crime of civilizations, like witch burnings.

Do nothing, therefore, to diss armed civil rights. That is, don't act like the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
I seem to disagree with you on everything except firearms.
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Old 11-24-2019, 11:15 AM   #20
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Obama gets his punishment from the media for weighing in on the wrong side (paywalled, do not click)

PW; DR: Obama is now a c*nservative. Because that's how this works. Next year, he'll be determined to be a racist.

You disagree with us, we label you. That's how it is. Good luck everybody!
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Old 11-24-2019, 02:14 PM   #21
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Have a WaPo subscription; Did click.

The article seems, in my opinion, to be neutral-to-positive on Obama's legacy, and well-documented, policy-wise. It's not punishing him at all--and Obama was largely a centrist with several traditionally-conservative views. It's why I liked him. I actually expected the article to be a documentation of someone else's furor over Obama's comments, but it wasn't even that.

All this railing against the people who rail feels very "doth protest too much," you know?
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Old 11-24-2019, 02:16 PM   #22
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If you do happen to click, you'll find that it's saying that Republicans historically used to be a lot more liberal, and Obama in may ways is to the right of them. Partially his views, and partially due to his futile efforts at being bipartisan with today's Republicans.
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Old 11-24-2019, 03:09 PM   #23
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My apologies if I misinterpreted the headline

... hopefully all those other people who also see the headline and can't/won't read the article will not similarly misinterpret it
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Old 11-28-2019, 11:57 PM   #24
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I seem to disagree with you on everything except firearms.
And really, you don't disagree with me all that much. Killing tools are how you hold and keep your rights. A free society contains both killing tools and people who use them to righteous ends. For one instance, against the unrighteous using them to unrighteous ends.

I can understand and appreciate this elementary thing. Being as it's elementary, I reckon it the basis of everything else.

Jesus Christ did not have the gun-control mentality: "Let him who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one." The precise opposite. You may get goose bumps and follow Jesus, no turning back, no turning back.
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Old 11-29-2019, 04:44 PM   #25
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Old 12-08-2019, 12:44 AM   #26
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And the surprise is...?

If you're annoyed with some venue shutting you down, you go leak about them someplace else; it's only natural. Puts their institutional scrotum in a docking-rubber for thinking free speech and freedom of conscience should be costly.

Such people are in for a pummeling at the hands of the freethinkers.

Cheap shot: Antifa... might that be read as Anti First Amendment...?
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