Asheville official mulls banning gun ...

Asheville official mulls banning gun shows

There are 13 comments on the The Charlotte Observer story from Jan 2, 2013, titled Asheville official mulls banning gun shows. In it, The Charlotte Observer reports that:

ASHEVILLE, N.C. A member of Asheville's city council is proposing a ban on holding gun shows at publicly owned buildings.

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ApePeeD

Asheville, NC

#1 Jan 2, 2013
Clearly reactionary.
Huh

Asheville, NC

#3 Jan 2, 2013
Wont happen...
anon

Spartanburg, SC

#4 Jan 4, 2013
Just like they banned smoking? What did it do? Stop people from smoking or just create litter in the streets.

Enough of liberals. Bothwell, is a communist piece of garbage.
Puff Puff Puff

Arden, NC

#5 Jan 4, 2013
anon wrote:
Just like they banned smoking? What did it do? Stop people from smoking or just create litter in the streets.
Enough of liberals. Bothwell, is a communist piece of garbage.
Seriously, this is your response, to call the man stupid names? As for no smoking in certain places that's about you sucking on your ciggy butts and blowing it in my face which is a violation of my right to breath unpolluted air.
Oh Show Me The Way

Clifton, NJ

#6 Jan 4, 2013
Ohshow Bothwell the way to go home...

In Poona, Rajneesh gave an infamous lecture in which he stated that Jews had given Hitler "no choice" but to exterminate them. In his last years Rajneesh declared that "I have fallen in love with this man (Adolf Hitler). He was crazy, but I am crazier still." Rajneesh said that he wanted his sannyasins "to take over the world" and that he had studied Hitler to gain insight into how to accomplish the task. For a man who portrayed himself as the world's smartest, highest, and greatest soul, such remarks were proof to me that his drug use had destroyed the quality of his mind.

Rajneesh's comments about Hitler could be discounted as obnoxious but largely harmless hot air if it were not for the fact that he put many of Hitler's techniques into practice. Rajneesh used Hitler's "big lie" method of mind control very effectively, and he demanded total surrender from his troops (disciples). Rajneesh condoned illegal spying on his own followers and used informants to weed out the disloyal. Ma Anand Sheela, his personal secretary, turned the tables on Rajneesh by bugging Rajneesh's trademark high-backed chair, a betrayal his "third eye" never detected. The Oregon police later found Rajneesh's illegally taped conversations, but due to rules of evidence they could not be used against him in a court of law. The tapes were reported to be highly damning as to Rajneesh's culpability in much of the commune's day to day illegal activities.

Rajneesh turned many of his disciples into the equivalent of armed Brownshirts. I have received letters from several of Rajneesh's former security guards who admitted they had fallen under the spell of fascism and now regretted their behavior and attitudes. One wrote that he did not even know how to meditate, and that the thrill of power was what kept him loyal to his great leader. In Poona, Rajneesh guards beat up an annoying local resident, his hands held behind his back as the guards pummeled him. In Oregon, Rajneesh guards were armed to the teeth with handguns and military style semiautomatic assault rifles. Rajneesh was never an admirer of Mahatma Gandhi, the great Indian pacifist, but he did have a unhealthy fascination with Adolf Hitler, as well as the United States Army General, George Patton. According to Hugh Milne (Shivamurti), Rajneesh watched the movie Patton over and over again on his big screen projection television at his ranch house in Oregon.

Perhaps Rajneesh's worst personal trait was that he could dish it out but he could not take it. He constantly put his disciples through great physical hardships, which resulted in serious illness and even death for some, yet he himself lived in luxury and could not endure physical discomfort without complaining loudly like a baby. After his arrest on October 28th, 1985, at the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, Rajneesh was interviewed by ABC television news. He began his jailhouse interview by crying in a shrill voice about his less than royal accommodations in the slammer. His high pitched whining was so weird and annoying that Saturday Night Live, NBC's late night comedy television show, used the footage sarcastically as a joke about "God" complaining.
Awakenning Coach yuk yuk

Arden, NC

#8 Jan 4, 2013
PS well old sot, just sent your post off to Arjuna with a little explanation. Of course you can deny it's you that made the post but I know better. You really need to seek the cure dude. Call your AA sponsor ASAP!
Lisa Anne

Ashburn, VA

#9 Jan 4, 2013
Rajneesh even finally admitted that there is no reincarnation, and that the very concept of reincarnation was just a "misinterpretation" of other phenomena. This shocking admission meant that his previous frequent claims of being a famous guru in past lives were pure fiction, designed to impress, manipulate, and control his disciples. Rajneesh's main teaching was based on souls, reincarnation, and achieving freedom from rebirth (moksha) through spiritual practice. His massive drug intake seemed to act as a truth serum at times, allowing admissions of truths that he had previously kept secret in order to remain in control of his cult empire. The course of Rajneesh's life and his drug induced admissions proved to me that his most basic teachings were wrong and a lie.

In his last days, Osho argued with his doctors to ignore their medical ethics and give him even more nitrous oxide. Osho rationalized his drug addiction just as a teenage boy might if caught smoking marijuana by his mother. The God "Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh" had fallen down to the stumble-drunk Osho, and a substantial number of his disciples were so addicted to his artfully seductive words and false image that they could not even see what was happening right in front of their own eyes. In late 1989, in a final bizarre act, Osho ordered his dentists to remove most of his teeth for no legitimate medical reason. If Osho had suspected that the mercury fillings in his teeth were causing him health problems, he could have easily had the old fillings replaced with modern white plastic dental fillings. Why Osho wanted to have so many teeth removed is a mystery to this day. Needless to say, their removal did nothing to improve his health.

In the years after Osho's death, the Poona ashram has been turned into a "cashram" and is run for profit. Color Puncture, Tantric Tarot, encounter groups, and every crackpot scam in the book is being peddled by Osho disciples for large sums of money. I think back to the day when the just turned 40 year old Acharya Rajneesh instructed a Japanese woman that "Meditation must not be made into a business." The corrupt means have gotten so far out of hand that the original intent of the ends has long been forgotten. It would be wonderful to believe that enlightened men were perfect in every way. That would make life simpler and sweeter, but it would be fiction, not fact.
Mary Jo

Anonymous Proxy

#10 Jan 4, 2013
Oh Show Me The Way wrote:
Ohshow Bothwell the way to go home...
In Poona, Rajneesh gave an infamous lecture in which he stated that Jews had given Hitler "no choice" but to exterminate them. In his last years Rajneesh declared that "I have fallen in love with this man (Adolf Hitler). He was crazy, but I am crazier still." Rajneesh said that he wanted his sannyasins "to take over the world" and that he had studied Hitler to gain insight into how to accomplish the task. For a man who portrayed himself as the world's smartest, highest, and greatest soul, such remarks were proof to me that his drug use had destroyed the quality of his mind.
Rajneesh's comments about Hitler could be discounted as obnoxious but largely harmless hot air if it were not for the fact that he put many of Hitler's techniques into practice. Rajneesh used Hitler's "big lie" method of mind control very effectively, and he demanded total surrender from his troops (disciples). Rajneesh condoned illegal spying on his own followers and used informants to weed out the disloyal. Ma Anand Sheela, his personal secretary, turned the tables on Rajneesh by bugging Rajneesh's trademark high-backed chair, a betrayal his "third eye" never detected. The Oregon police later found Rajneesh's illegally taped conversations, but due to rules of evidence they could not be used against him in a court of law. The tapes were reported to be highly damning as to Rajneesh's culpability in much of the commune's day to day illegal activities.
Rajneesh turned many of his disciples into the equivalent of armed Brownshirts. I have received letters from several of Rajneesh's former security guards who admitted they had fallen under the spell of fascism and now regretted their behavior and attitudes. One wrote that he did not even know how to meditate, and that the thrill of power was what kept him loyal to his great leader. In Poona, Rajneesh guards beat up an annoying local resident, his hands held behind his back as the guards pummeled him. In Oregon, Rajneesh guards were armed to the teeth with handguns and military style semiautomatic assault rifles. Rajneesh was never an admirer of Mahatma Gandhi, the great Indian pacifist, but he did have a unhealthy fascination with Adolf Hitler, as well as the United States Army General, George Patton. According to Hugh Milne (Shivamurti), Rajneesh watched the movie Patton over and over again on his big screen projection television at his ranch house in Oregon.
Perhaps Rajneesh's worst personal trait was that he could dish it out but he could not take it. He constantly put his disciples through great physical hardships, which resulted in serious illness and even death for some, yet he himself lived in luxury and could not endure physical discomfort without complaining loudly like a baby. After his arrest on October 28th, 1985, at the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, Rajneesh was interviewed by ABC television news. He began his jailhouse interview by crying in a shrill voice about his less than royal accommodations in the slammer. His high pitched whining was so weird and annoying that Saturday Night Live, NBC's late night comedy television show, used the footage sarcastically as a joke about "God" complaining.
I am not surprised to find this out about this Osho person.
anon

Spartanburg, SC

#11 Jan 4, 2013
Puff Puff Puff wrote:
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Seriously, this is your response, to call the man stupid names? As for no smoking in certain places that's about you sucking on your ciggy butts and blowing it in my face which is a violation of my right to breath unpolluted air.
You had that choice long before the ban. It's idiots like you that are against liberty. But making private businesses pay for you idiocy but that would actually mean you had to be in the private sector to realize it. What I actually find is moonbats like you have no clue how the free market works.

Where is it stated the Constitution you have a right to breath anything? It isn't. the 2nd is though. So shut up.
Puff Puff Puff

Arden, NC

#12 Jan 4, 2013
anon wrote:
<quoted text>
You had that choice long before the ban. It's idiots like you that are against liberty. But making private businesses pay for you idiocy but that would actually mean you had to be in the private sector to realize it. What I actually find is moonbats like you have no clue how the free market works.
Where is it stated the Constitution you have a right to breath anything? It isn't. the 2nd is though. So shut up.
Bullshit, I'm against abuse of liberty. What you need to realize is you are nothing but a freaking prisoner of the capitalist machine
God Bless

Candler, NC

#15 Jan 4, 2013
Mary Jo wrote:
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I am not surprised to find this out about this Osho person.
Who gives a damn about Osho, Thomsas or Cullen? They think so highly of themselves, jump off a bridge, you hell bound scoundrels. I WILL contact Ruth and tell her of your behavior, and why I will not buy a house from her business. I had a place in mind but will contact another realtor. Wonder what she'll think of that?
Gay Porn Star Cullen

Fletcher, NC

#16 Jan 10, 2013
God Bless wrote:
<quoted text>
Who gives a damn about Osho, Thomsas or Cullen? They think so highly of themselves, jump off a bridge, you hell bound scoundrels. I WILL contact Ruth and tell her of your behavior, and why I will not buy a house from her business. I had a place in mind but will contact another realtor. Wonder what she'll think of that?
Yer right and who gives a damn about you, willard
Bothwell Home To Chicago

Asheville, NC

#17 Jan 10, 2013
Send Bothwell back home to Chicago. In spite of their very restrictive gun ownership laws, they have the highest gun murder rate in the country. Could it be only the criminals have guns there?

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