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#31311 Dec 30, 2012
waco1909 wrote:
<quoted text> Leave it to Taxpayer to cheer us all up.....
He is Jolly Old St. Nick in his highest incarnation.

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Since: May 12

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#31312 Dec 30, 2012
Arnold-Ziffel wrote:
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Taxpayer, You failed to list my communist qualities according to the Manifesto. I have always viewed myself as a defender of freedom. For instance, I voted against the Marriage Amendment that discriminates against gay people. I support civil liberties for all people. Please define my communist traits. Thanks
You are not a republican.....ergo....you must be a communist...??

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Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#31313 Dec 30, 2012
Arnold-Ziffel wrote:
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If given the choice, I would rather be robbed than killed. I can always get my money back. My life is a different story. I would have done the same thing. If you would have been armed, would you have used the weapon and maybe have your life tied up in court for years? Think your lawyer and court fees would amount to $20? These macho gun owners who profess such bravery and self defense in being armed would more than likely make the same choice as you. It is different to rant about it on Topix than it is to be actually confronted with a gun. The robber already has a gun drawn on you. What do you think the chances would be for you to draw yours and fire before the robber did? You did the wise thing.
I agree, these people are living in some TV reality. Life is not an action movie. If you fight someone with a gun over twenty dollars, I would call you insane.

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Since: Dec 10

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#31314 Dec 30, 2012
Officer wrote:
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Absolutely you did the right thing. I might have asked for a slice of pizza before they left though.
Funny part of the story, the robbers were so dispointed in only getting twenty dollars, I told them that is the policy of the company that we carry less than that for change. We had a drop box we put our money in after each delivery. So I offered the pizzas to them. They asked what was on it. Strange, because they ordered it. The house address they gave was vacant. Well, their were five guys, so I guess someone did not know what toppings the other guy ordered. They took the pizza.
How stupid to risk a long term prison sentence for twenty bucks and some pizza.
Silvercorks says I was a chicken for not fighting for that twenty dollars.
He now considers me a coward.

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Since: Dec 10

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#31315 Dec 30, 2012
Makin bacon wrote:
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Hey Arnold, I don't put infidelity on the back burner. This is how I look at it. I don't think there ought to be a law against remarrying in cases of adultery; however, let's say for instance, if a man commits adultery with another woman and the man gets divorced and if the women is married and she divorces too; if I were them, I would always wonder if adultery is the way I got him/her, what's to say they're not doing the same thing again.
So you would allow the person to make his or her own choices in marriage? Great, now if only you could apply that to homosexuals. Allow for free choice. Why do you hate freedom?
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Since: Dec 10

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#31317 Dec 30, 2012
Makin bacon wrote:
Here's an article that lets me know people will try to make a dollar off anything:
http://bethel.patch.com/articles/100-million-...
These parents were fortunate their child survived. All the glowing reports how everyone in the community mourned the loss of the children and what heroes the teachers and school administrators killed is now besmirched by greed of these parents.
If insurance on guns were mandated, the free market would be held accountable, thus the insurance agency would be paying out instead of our tax dollars.
The victims here have no one to sue for damages, so they try to sue the school. Well it was clear the mother should have locked up the guns.
No heroism was besmerched. Not sure why you would even think that.

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Since: Dec 10

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#31318 Dec 30, 2012
Makin bacon wrote:
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Waco, it does to me. The children and others I mentioned died sadly and as heroes and you know good and well it doesn't take but one negative report and the amount the parents of the LIVING child asked to tarnish the memory of these people. It doesn't mean I feel any different than I did the day I heard of the shootings, but now it adds insult to injury and all we'll hear now is about the lawsuit. These people ought to be thankful their child is safe and not in a grave. Don't think this will be the only lawsuit. I think there will be many to follow and those killed will be forgotten after a while when the focus is shifted to lawsuits.
You are allowing this lawsuit to sway your view of the hero's in this event. No one is making you think differently than you once did. You are doing that on your own.
I would likely never heard about the law suit unless you posted this, so you are part of the problem, not the solution.
The case did not sway Waco's mind, it did not sway my mind, but by your words, it swayed your mind. Why? Are you that easily swayed?

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Since: Dec 10

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#31319 Dec 30, 2012
Taxpayer wrote:
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Your lucky they did not kill you for the fun of it.
I seriously doubt they would have. It was dumb enough to risk major time in prison for twenty bucks, but to risk the death penalty for twenty bucks would be insane. Clearly the motive was money, not some lust for violence.

Since: Dec 11

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#31320 Dec 30, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>You are allowing this lawsuit to sway your view of the hero's in this event. No one is making you think differently than you once did. You are doing that on your own.
I would likely never heard about the law suit unless you posted this, so you are part of the problem, not the solution.
The case did not sway Waco's mind, it did not sway my mind, but by your words, it swayed your mind. Why? Are you that easily swayed?
Mike, maybe you and Waco didn't understand what I was attempting to say. A $100 million dollar lawsuit does besmirch the memory and overshadows the tragedy. I'm not swayed at all, in fact, I'm appalled that parents of a child they can tuck in bed at night versus going to visit at a grave has the audacity to sue for such a large amount of money for "mental and psychological" suffering on behalf of their child. This lawsuit and I read where many more are to follow, take away from the way these children and school administrators died and now puts the focus on greed via lawsuits. Swayed no, disgusted yes.

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Since: Dec 10

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#31321 Dec 30, 2012
Taxpayer wrote:
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Tell that to this 25 year old Pregnant store clerk who was stabbed to death. I bet she wish she had a gun.
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/athens-sto...
None of this conversation had anything to do with having a gun.
Each case is different, so what he said about mine might not apply to another. The fact you fail to understand this is the problem. Your black and white mentality shows a serious lack of what humans are so great at. Adapting to each situation.

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#31322 Dec 30, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>You are allowing this lawsuit to sway your view of the hero's in this event. No one is making you think differently than you once did. You are doing that on your own.
I would likely never heard about the law suit unless you posted this, so you are part of the problem, not the solution.
The case did not sway Waco's mind, it did not sway my mind, but by your words, it swayed your mind. Why? Are you that easily swayed?
BTW, read online news sources or watch any major news or cables news on TV and you'll hear about the lawsuits. It hasn't had time to come out in a magazine or Wiki that you seem to get most of your info from.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

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#31323 Dec 30, 2012
Arnold-Ziffel wrote:
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Taxpayer, You failed to list my communist qualities according to the Manifesto. I have always viewed myself as a defender of freedom. For instance, I voted against the Marriage Amendment that discriminates against gay people. I support civil liberties for all people. Please define my communist traits. Thanks
Don't hold your breath. I tried to pin Taxpayer down on specific before on this and he ran for the hills.

Since: Dec 11

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#31324 Dec 30, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>If insurance on guns were mandated, the free market would be held accountable, thus the insurance agency would be paying out instead of our tax dollars.
The victims here have no one to sue for damages, so they try to sue the school. Well it was clear the mother should have locked up the guns.
No heroism was besmerched. Not sure why you would even think that.
Do you have a fat clue about insurance? If insurance companies were involved they pay a flat fee for death; however, when it comes to trying to estimate IF there is punitive damages that could result in a lifelong disability for a person (as with this child), then damages could be asked for if you're to consider to the life expectancy of a person and their disability and how it may impact their lives. This could result in millions to billions of dollars asked by plaintiffs and guess what, the insurance companies would go bankrupt and they'd never get a penny anyway. Insurance wouldn't do a bit of good in this instance and you know it.

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Since: Dec 10

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#31325 Dec 30, 2012
Makin bacon wrote:
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BTW, read online news sources or watch any major news or cables news on TV and you'll hear about the lawsuits. It hasn't had time to come out in a magazine or Wiki that you seem to get most of your info from.
I do not claim it is not on the news, I am just saying you are doing what you are condemning. You are propogating the story. You are highlighting the story over the herosim of the people that should be focused upon.

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Since: Dec 10

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#31326 Dec 30, 2012
Makin bacon wrote:
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Mike, maybe you and Waco didn't understand what I was attempting to say. A $100 million dollar lawsuit does besmirch the memory and overshadows the tragedy. I'm not swayed at all, in fact, I'm appalled that parents of a child they can tuck in bed at night versus going to visit at a grave has the audacity to sue for such a large amount of money for "mental and psychological" suffering on behalf of their child. This lawsuit and I read where many more are to follow, take away from the way these children and school administrators died and now puts the focus on greed via lawsuits. Swayed no, disgusted yes.
So if it did not sway you, then your mind refused to allow this lawsuit to besmerch your view of the hero's. So why do you keep insisting this is besmerching the hero's?

Since: Dec 11

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#31327 Dec 30, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>I do not claim it is not on the news, I am just saying you are doing what you are condemning. You are propogating the story. You are highlighting the story over the herosim of the people that should be focused upon.
Gee Mike, I thought you were the guy that wanted to debate subjects. It's not like the whole U.S. is reading Topix. I thought it would be a good topic to discuss. You started a topic for discussion about gun insurance after this incident, so if I'm guilty of propagating a story, so are you.

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Since: Dec 10

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#31328 Dec 30, 2012
Makin bacon wrote:
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Do you have a fat clue about insurance? If insurance companies were involved they pay a flat fee for death; however, when it comes to trying to estimate IF there is punitive damages that could result in a lifelong disability for a person (as with this child), then damages could be asked for if you're to consider to the life expectancy of a person and their disability and how it may impact their lives. This could result in millions to billions of dollars asked by plaintiffs and guess what, the insurance companies would go bankrupt and they'd never get a penny anyway. Insurance wouldn't do a bit of good in this instance and you know it.
Yes I have a clue about insurance, and their is no flat rate unless you are speaking of life insurance. I am not speaking of life insurance.
The gun insurance would likely be like car insurance. And in the case of car insurance, if your son takes your car and runs over some people with it, the insurance company pays. Never heard of a billion dollar law suit in such a case.
Car insurance companies work, so why would you assume gun insurance companies could not do the same?

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Since: Dec 10

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#31329 Dec 30, 2012
Makin bacon wrote:
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Gee Mike, I thought you were the guy that wanted to debate subjects. It's not like the whole U.S. is reading Topix. I thought it would be a good topic to discuss. You started a topic for discussion about gun insurance after this incident, so if I'm guilty of propagating a story, so are you.
I have no problem talking about it, I am just pointing out your lack of logic.
You contradict your statements over and over again. This story either besmerched your view of the hero's or it did not. You cannot have it both ways.

Since: Dec 11

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#31330 Dec 30, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>So if it did not sway you, then your mind refused to allow this lawsuit to besmerch your view of the hero's. So why do you keep insisting this is besmerching the hero's?
Mike, stop and think for just a second. In the case of Calyee Anthony's death; what was the biggest story, the child's death or the trial that we heard about day in and day out and the verdict? To me, the child's death was minimized/besmirched by all the media coverage about the mother and the trial. Here's another example, the upcoming Trayvon Martin trial, who has the media focused on more, Trayvon or George Zimmerman? I know a person is innocent until proven guilty; however, the press has chosen sides about Zimmerman's guilt or innocence and have forgotten about Trayvon. I guess in this country, once you're six feet under and the attorneys and media gets a hold of the news, you're death really doesn't matter, just the news stories the media can feed on. That's why I say these parents didn't need to give fodder to the media and attorneys that are probably coming out of the woodwork for greed. It's wrong Mike and I think it does minimize the death of the children.

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