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TonyD2 wrote:
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I'd suggest a dictionary... Its definition isn't nearly as limited as yours.
I know what it says Tony. Engaging people in conversations to point out the fallacies in their opinions isn't intolerance of their right to have them, or express them.

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Karl Monday wrote:
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The people who built the country.
Which ones?

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FKA Reader wrote:
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One more time RS fails to produce the goods.
you fail to produce brain cells capable of using Google.

poor poor Reader......what are you a victim of other than being lazy?
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And yet, there are so many who would dispute that "truth," and do so factually as well as theoretically.
I cannot imagine that you have not taken a course or two in statistics somewhere along the way. You should well know that picking out one or two elements from an entire society and declaring them to be causal in bringing about any particular outcome is risky at best.
It is fairly well accepted that poverty among the elderly has declined since the inception of Social Security and Medicare. The advent of Medicaid can be found to be at least co-occurant with increased rates of childhood immunization, appropriate prenatal care and decline in the rate of TB, among other things. These seem to be indicators of improvement, if not success.
It is also possible to trace such things as widening income gaps concurrent with changes to tax structure (something to lay at the feet of both Dems and Repubs) and decline in the influence of unions. Meanwhile, the numbers of citizens considered middle class--by whatever standards--has declined.
I personally find it discouraging to hear that there are some on the right who reject some of the progressive goods (such as universal public education) that I grew up accepting as axiomatic cornerstones of a sound economy and democracy. Even the very notion that there is such a thing a "public health" has become questionable in the minds of some on the right. You talk about the value of community in transmitting values to yourself and family members. Yet, you seem to thoroughly reject the notion that many of our problems are far better attacked communally (yes, I used that word--it doesn't make me a communist) than individually.
using your above post

why ban guns when a few evil people out of 400,000,000 use guns to kill.

statistics of less than .00001% of gun owners use them for crime.

according to your post....this is risky business.
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Karl Monday wrote:
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You've implied that people that own guns you don't like, are inherently inclined to be more violent than the rest of the population, you had an argument with Reality Speaks and I over it.
I'm quite sure that I have never made such a statement. If by chance I said anything even close to it, I'm quite sure it would have been qualified with the word "some".

I have certainly stated that it is my opinion that the second Amendment may Constitutionally be regulated or restricted, and that there is a large contingent of gun owners who are quite mistaken in their belief to the contrary.

If you take those sorts of statements to be "denigrating", that's your problem my friend.

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Duke for Mayor wrote:
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I'm quite sure that I have never made such a statement. If by chance I said anything even close to it, I'm quite sure it would have been qualified with the word "some".
I have certainly stated that it is my opinion that the second Amendment may Constitutionally be regulated or restricted, and that there is a large contingent of gun owners who are quite mistaken in their belief to the contrary.
If you take those sorts of statements to be "denigrating", that's your problem my friend.
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amendments can be written, or erased.

happened before

problem with your theory is that 90,000,000 say FU.

and that 90,000,000 will refuse to allow the 2nd amendment be erased.

go get all your legal buddies rounded up to file lawsuits, or try confiscation.

let me know how that works out for you.

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Karl Monday wrote:
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The truth must be spoken, the left wing influence on most of the media is strong, and they use it to ignore, isolate, and denigrate those that dissent from them. Fact is that this country was stolen from me before I was born, and I want it back.
Fact is you were never entitled to a greater share of this country than any other citizen.

How you choose to utilize your birthright is up to you.

But the facts bear out that older white males, as a group, have gotten a greater share than any other demographic group--in terms of education, respect, job preference and access to the connections that make up social capital.

And yet you whine that "your" country has been stolen from you.

What, exactly, do you feel entitled to you that you do not receive, or that others receive in greater share?

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Karl Monday wrote:
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The people who built the country.
Your forebears were slaves?

Or the Chinese who built the railroads?

Or the Irish who dug the canals (producing an average death per mile of dysentary)?

Or the Appalachians who went into the mines under dangerous conditions to bring out coal to fire the furnaces to provide heat and light--being paid in company "scrip" only recognized for overpriced goods in the company store?

Or the black or Japanese troops that fought, largely unrecognized, in WWII?

Or the women who labored as nurses and social workers (many serving as unpaid volunteers) to establish such public health necessities as sewage systems and pure food and water?

Or the women whose organizations established local libraries, parks and playgrounds and ensured the development of public systems of education?

To which of these groups were you referring? The all were a part of building the nation.

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Reality Speaks wrote:
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you fail to produce brain cells capable of using Google.
poor poor Reader......what are you a victim of other than being lazy?
When you play football, do you also expect the opposite team to move the ball forward for you?

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using your above post
why ban guns when a few evil people out of 400,000,000 use guns to kill.
statistics of less than .00001% of gun owners use them for crime.
according to your post....this is risky business.
Responsible decision-making tends to choose to err on the side of safety. An incidence that is small but deadly is treated differently from outcome that are rare but also inconsequential.

Statistics indicate that in households with a gun the likelihood of both violence, but also deadly outcomes from both intended and unintended (accidental) incidents. However, we need to approach the issue of legal controls with a willingness to examine both the consequences and the Constitution.

Your friends at the NRA stand opposed to even having the conversation.

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Responsible decision-making tends to choose to err on the side of safety. An incidence that is small but deadly is treated differently from outcome that are rare but also inconsequential.
Statistics indicate that in households with a gun the likelihood of both violence, but also deadly outcomes from both intended and unintended (accidental) incidents. However, we need to approach the issue of legal controls with a willingness to examine both the consequences and the Constitution.
Your friends at the NRA stand opposed to even having the conversation.
Why should our side have any conversation when you leftists act like this guy...a paid columnist for the Des Moines Register:

Repeal the Second Amendment, the part about guns anyway. It’s badly written, confusing and more trouble than it’s worth. It offers an absolute right to gun ownership, but it puts it in the context of the need for a “well-regulated militia.” We don’t make our militia bring their own guns to battles. And surely the Founders couldn’t have envisioned weapons like those used in the Newtown shooting when they guaranteed gun rights. Owning a gun should be a privilege, not a right.

• Declare the NRA a terrorist organization and make membership illegal. Hey! We did it to the Communist Party, and the NRA has led to the deaths of more of us than American Commies ever did.(I would also raze the organization’s headquarters, clear the rubble and salt the earth, but that’s optional.) Make ownership of unlicensed assault rifles a felony. If some people refused to give up their guns, that “prying the guns from their cold, dead hands” thing works for me.

• Then I would tie Mitch McConnell and John Boehner, our esteemed Republican leaders, to the back of a Chevy pickup truck and drag them around a parking lot until they saw the light on gun control.
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dl...

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FKA Reader wrote:
<quoted text>Your forebears were slaves?

Or the Chinese who built the railroads?

Or the Irish who dug the canals (producing an average death per mile of dysentary)?

Or the Appalachians who went into the mines under dangerous conditions to bring out coal to fire the furnaces to provide heat and light--being paid in company "scrip" only recognized for overpriced goods in the company store?

Or the black or Japanese troops that fought, largely unrecognized, in WWII?

Or the women who labored as nurses and social workers (many serving as unpaid volunteers) to establish such public health necessities as sewage systems and pure food and water?

Or the women whose organizations established local libraries, parks and playgrounds and ensured the development of public systems of education?

To which of these groups were you referring? The all were a part of building the nation.
Lets not forget the middle class that has been carrying this country since FDR.
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Karl Monday wrote:
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Farmers, Small businessmen, military veterans, all feature in my family tree.
Of what ancestry? I'm trying to figure out who might have stolen from them, and what?

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Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>Why should our side have any conversation when you leftists act like this guy...a paid columnist for the Des Moines Register:
Repeal the Second Amendment, the part about guns anyway. It’s badly written, confusing and more trouble than it’s worth. It offers an absolute right to gun ownership, but it puts it in the context of the need for a “well-regulated militia.” We don’t make our militia bring their own guns to battles. And surely the Founders couldn’t have envisioned weapons like those used in the Newtown shooting when they guaranteed gun rights. Owning a gun should be a privilege, not a right.
• Declare the NRA a terrorist organization and make membership illegal. Hey! We did it to the Communist Party, and the NRA has led to the deaths of more of us than American Commies ever did.(I would also raze the organization’s headquarters, clear the rubble and salt the earth, but that’s optional.) Make ownership of unlicensed assault rifles a felony. If some people refused to give up their guns, that “prying the guns from their cold, dead hands” thing works for me.
• Then I would tie Mitch McConnell and John Boehner, our esteemed Republican leaders, to the back of a Chevy pickup truck and drag them around a parking lot until they saw the light on gun control.
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dl...
Well, he has an opinion, just like anybody else.

And the Constitution provides mechanism for amendments for a reason.

Personally, I don't think it needs to come to that. We already have precedent for some limitations (machine guns, for instance).

Remember, silencing the opposition does not make you right.

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FKA Reader wrote:
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Well, he has an opinion, just like anybody else.
And the Constitution provides mechanism for amendments for a reason.
Personally, I don't think it needs to come to that. We already have precedent for some limitations (machine guns, for instance).
Remember, silencing the opposition does not make you right.
Reader, if a right winger had written and published that column but made it about banning abortions instead of gun control, you'd be crying to the SPLC and the DOJ for retaliation, calling it a hate crime.
Your hypocrisy knows no bounds.

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Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>Reader, if a right winger had written and published that column but made it about banning abortions instead of gun control, you'd be crying to the SPLC and the DOJ for retaliation, calling it a hate crime.
Your hypocrisy knows no bounds.
Can't win an argument taking on what I said, so you change the subject to what I would have said, if only...

See Webster under "denial" and "straw man," or else "loser."

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Can't win an argument taking on what I said, so you change the subject to what I would have said, if only...
See Webster under "denial" and "straw man," or else "loser."
No, Reader...you've been nailed for the umpteenth time as the biggest hypocrite on Topix.
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FKA Reader wrote:
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Can't win an argument taking on what I said, so you change the subject to what I would have said, if only...
See Webster under "denial" and "straw man," or else "loser."
honestly lady....is it the water, or are you really that stupid?

PS: had this incident been reversed....I would be on Trayvons side.

based on your posts...if by chance some desperate person started to rape you, then you have to lay there and just take it like a woman.

no fighting back period. If you do, you will be brought up on assault charges.
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When you play football, do you also expect the opposite team to move the ball forward for you?
that is exactly what you are asking me to do for you.

you are going to hurt yourself making yet another non relevant point about nothing.
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Responsible decision-making tends to choose to err on the side of safety. An incidence that is small but deadly is treated differently from outcome that are rare but also inconsequential.
Statistics indicate that in households with a gun the likelihood of both violence, but also deadly outcomes from both intended and unintended (accidental) incidents. However, we need to approach the issue of legal controls with a willingness to examine both the consequences and the Constitution.
Your friends at the NRA stand opposed to even having the conversation.
your data is flawed as usual.

and why would the NRA want conversations with nitwits?

the real solution is to make sure everyone knows to play by the rules, or have the rules kill you.

I am positive you hate above, because it demands responsibility for your own actions.

why no start by enforcing the laws on the books already for a change?

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