It's the Guns, Stupid

It's the Guns, Stupid

There are 103326 comments on the Truthdig story from Apr 20, 2007, titled It's the Guns, Stupid. In it, Truthdig reports that:

“And that's the end of the issue”

Why do we have the same futile argument every time there is a mass killing? Advocates of gun control try to open a discussion about whether more reasonable weapons statutes might reduce the number of violent ... via Truthdig

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Since: Feb 11

Cambridge, UK

#100011 Feb 14, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
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Good to know, else one of my strong held views would have to be altered....now that would have been distressing...
I don't suppose you would care to share that particular long held view? just in case you haven't as yet expressed it.

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Australia

#100012 Feb 14, 2013
MabarCACA Controller wrote:
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Who is "whe"?
Yes beady it was a typo and not the only one I made in that post.:)

Since: Feb 11

Cambridge, UK

#100013 Feb 14, 2013
sairla wrote:
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I don't know how that is evidence of HollybytheSea being a troll and I don't know why anyone would spend time here debating with posters whom they believe do not exist.
True.

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Since: Jan 11

Australia

#100014 Feb 14, 2013
spider1954 wrote:
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When.
Thank you, yes. My au pair girl had her tongue stuck in my ear at the time and it was a bit distracting.:)
http://tinyurl.com/ctdmf8w
MabarCACA Controller

Luton, UK

#100015 Feb 14, 2013
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
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Thank you, yes. My au pair girl had her tongue stuck in my ear at the time and it was a bit distracting.:)
http://tinyurl.com/ctdmf8w
Was she wearing "A coral of pedantry" to match your pink TUTU?
Bite Me

Moneague, Jamaica

#100016 Feb 14, 2013
Poo.
That is what ADELAIDEAN eats for lunch everyday.
Bite Me

Moneague, Jamaica

#100017 Feb 14, 2013
Breakfast too.
spider

Cambridge, UK

#100018 Feb 14, 2013
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
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Topix's resident "jackhammer" has arrived, duly fired off its first salvo, and now waits in eager anticipation.
http://www.topix.com/forum/world/australia/TI...
My earlier offer to continue off the record is now vindicated and still stands.:)
If you would extend me the courtesy to reply to my post in the present fashion,then I will consider of the record.
We could of course continue as we are, but use leetspeak,,however I feel sure your little freind would enjoy it
Bite Me

Moneague, Jamaica

#100019 Feb 14, 2013
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
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Thank you, yes. My au pair girl had her tongue stuck in my ear at the time and it was a bit distracting.:)
http://tinyurl.com/ctdmf8w
Do you go out for indian poo or just get some off the street in slum where lots of indians laze around ?

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Australia

#100020 Feb 14, 2013
@ spider1954
MabarCACA Controller wrote:
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Was she wearing "A coral of pedantry" to match your pink TUTU?
spider wrote:
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If you would extend me the courtesy to reply to my post in the present fashion,then I will consider of the record.
We could of course continue as we are, but use leetspeak,,however I feel sure your little freind would enjoy it
Bite Me wrote:
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Do you go out for indian poo or just get some off the street in slum where lots of indians laze around ?
http://tinyurl.com/b4nzzvq

And there you have it, spider1954. How do you now rate prospects of having a rational discussion except off the record? I foresaw this and made a sensible offer. It still stands. Another poster here can vouch for the merit of that where I am concerned.:)
spider

Cambridge, UK

#100021 Feb 14, 2013
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
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Thank you, yes. My au pair girl had her tongue stuck in my ear at the time and it was a bit distracting.:)
http://tinyurl.com/ctdmf8w
It is a common misconception that only females multi task.
My maid once knelt on my corn whilst I was changing a light bulb ;-)
spider

Cambridge, UK

#100022 Feb 14, 2013
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
@ spider1954
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<quoted text><quoted text>
http://tinyurl.com/b4nzzvq
And there you have it, spider1954. How do you now rate prospects of having a rational discussion except off the record? I foresaw this and made a sensible offer. It still stands. Another poster here can vouch for the merit of that where I am concerned.:)
Life is full of little irritations,,it surprises me that you should find this particular one such a distraction.
Now,,how about the acknowlegment of my post.

Why don't you talk about that.

Please introduce me to our fellow poster, I would like to know if he or she shares my views.

Since: Jan 12

Where The Wild Things Grow

#100023 Feb 14, 2013
spider1954 wrote:
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True.
Well to me it doesn't make sense - re Aelaidean's offer to continue the discussion off-forum - it is entirely up to you but I can certainly understand his suggestion - it allows a 'disruption-free' exchange :)
MabarCACA Controller

Luton, UK

#100024 Feb 14, 2013
sairla wrote:
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Well to me it doesn't make sense - re Aelaidean's offer to continue the discussion off-forum - it is entirely up to you but I can certainly understand his suggestion - it allows a 'disruption-free' exchange :)
"Aelaideans" who?

Are they registered users?

Since: Feb 11

Cambridge, UK

#100025 Feb 14, 2013
sairla wrote:
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Well to me it doesn't make sense - re Aelaidean's offer to continue the discussion off-forum - it is entirely up to you but I can certainly understand his suggestion - it allows a 'disruption-free' exchange :)
I take your point. I do however enjoy open debate and the exchange of thoughts between a group,,,regardless the efforts of clowns, the big top allways remains standing.

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Since: Jan 11

Australia

#100027 Feb 14, 2013
spider1954 wrote:
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I take your point. I do however enjoy open debate and the exchange of thoughts between a group,,,regardless the efforts of clowns, the big top allways remains standing.
I'm going to have to get back to you tomorrow. Messaging delays. Hope to clear ASAP.

Since: Feb 11

Cambridge, UK

#100029 Feb 14, 2013
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
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I'm going to have to get back to you tomorrow. Messaging delays. Hope to clear ASAP.
Sairla The Ade

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Since: Jan 11

Australia

#100030 Feb 14, 2013
spider1954 wrote:
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Sairla The Ade
I take it this is off on a new tangent. Can you elaborate?

Since: Feb 11

Cambridge, UK

#100031 Feb 14, 2013
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
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I take it this is off on a new tangent. Can you elaborate?
If you follow through posts 100023---25---27---29 you will see.
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#100032 Feb 14, 2013
spider1954 wrote:
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My experience is that the early bird gets the worm, vigilance is advised due to the possible presence of the early cat.
So, you don't have experience.

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