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#21560 Jan 12, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
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Hey Boomer! Good to see ya. It's a go. The more the merrier.
Do you catch Rick Steves? I meant to mention to El he was touring Wales and I was thinking of her. I should backtrack he has a travel program on public television and visits many places in Europe. Curious if the BBC carries it.
I am always intrigued, entertained, and informed by Rick Steves. Rudy Maxa is another European travel show I enjoy. BTW, the Rick Steves episodes shown in my area are "recycled" from circa 2006 or so, but still very enjoyable.

This triggered a posting memory. Google is our friend.:)

http://www.topix.com/forum/news/weird/TTJVITJ...

and through #1109

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#21561 Jan 12, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
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Sadly, I know enough. At the end of the day they were and are designed and manufactured for one singular purpose and one purpose only and that is to kill.
When the forefathers drafted the constitution no one was using guns for target practice, they were either killing animals for food or killing each other over land and wars.
Personally, I do not need you or anyone else to 'protect' me. That's what the professional police are for. An overzealous armed citizenry solves nothing. Two words: Trayvon Martin.
Quinn the police don't protect you. They just put the tape down around the body. Trayvon Martin is an excellent example. He was the attacker and the courts didn't go after the man who defended his life

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#21562 Jan 12, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
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Hear something to that effect, yes. I just don't 'get' where your
President could possibly abuse his power by attempting to right a
wrong...would you admire him more if he ignored the issue, I don't
think so Denny. Another shooting at a school in California...
why should people risk their lives in situations like this when by
banning guns per se, it would eliminate the temptation for clowns such as this to go on the rampage?
Every President of the U.S. has the power of Executive Orders of administration as do each state's Governor. The previous U.S. President G.W. Bush issued almost 300 of them.

It is a valid power within the Presidents and Governors authority until deemed otherwise by the appropriate level of our higher state and federal courts.

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#21563 Jan 12, 2013
PFfff wrote:
TGIF
:)
TGI ...Saturday!!:)

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#21564 Jan 12, 2013
Deer Whisperer wrote:
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I am always intrigued, entertained, and informed by Rick Steves. Rudy Maxa is another European travel show I enjoy. BTW, the Rick Steves episodes shown in my area are "recycled" from circa 2006 or so, but still very enjoyable.
This triggered a posting memory. Google is our friend.:)
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/weird/TTJVITJ...
and through #1109
Rick is great and travels so light :) How do you get a job like that?

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#21565 Jan 12, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
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I wouldn't say a carpenter exactly Quincy, lol, but yesterday I
got to use the chain saw AND the big drill...:) I never want to
see either again!
Good show, that!

Can't help remembering snippets of a song I've heard somewhere in time:

"first time for everything,

my ears still ring.

Chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug" :)

[Roger Miller]

and glad you didn't get nicked up!!!

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#21566 Jan 12, 2013
Wildbluerose wrote:
Good Afternoon Lady Eleanor...
Sounds like the weather there is much like the weather here... It stormed all night but the sun is shining now and for the moment it's not to bead.. We might hit 70 degrees today... WEIRD very very WEIRD for January 11th...
;o)
I hope that this will be a great day for you and P and that no matter what you do you will have fun and enjoy yourself..
I am going to be moving furniture.. Not what I really want to do but I have a new livingroom set coming next week.. So I want to get the old set out and gone... I'm keeping My Recliner.. but the couch and the other recliner are gonna be given away.. The couch is going to be the real bear though as it is a hide-a-bed... and that sucker is really heavy.
Sending you and yours all of my best wishes...
((Love-n-Hugs))
@}-'--,---
Save your back and charm some muscle to help!:)

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#21567 Jan 12, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
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Well... LOL..
That's the strangest thing when I saw
you say 'weird for 11 Jan' I know you meant
the weather, but all earlier I kept saying to myself
'there's something odd about today's date' lol!
telepathy,
Hoping you are well..
When you mentioned recliner I thought how right
you should keep yours,
I just got a new one from Santa(:
it also has a built in massage thingy.
V E R Y nice.. I must say..
Hope the coming year has sweet things in store for
YOU, WBR.
Good Saturday afternoon {{{ Cuz Grace }}}

I'm starting to feel deprived ... as yet to have indulged in the honored recliner chair for home comfort. I get by lazing about stretched out on the couch/sofa -- I remember back in the day when some folk called it a davenport. Have no idea about the origin of term for that furniture.

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#21568 Jan 12, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
Do the rest of the kitchen military vets find it necessary to walk around carrying guns ? Tally? Boomer? Anyone???? I know Tony isn't in to comment but I think he's a vet. Franko???
What are your thoughts?
As an "anyone" veteran, I can chime in with ... no, it's not necessary for me.

Of course that's contextual -- in wilderness bear country, the .357 that Boomer wrote about is prudent, though one should go above and beyond to practice the other methods of bear attack avoidance.

If having to make regular night deposits of cash, that might be a factor.

I don't have much need to be in, and certainly not linger, in high crime areas and likely "drug factories", whether rural or residential.

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#21569 Jan 12, 2013
Brighteyes9 wrote:
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Hello to all in the kitchen. Grace maybe you should put on a pot of tea so that we all might come to take part in your massage thingy. LOL It sounds like a very relaxing thing to do on a great Friday.
Saturday too! Hello.

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#21570 Jan 12, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
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TKY tally. I kind of thought the police force and standing military made the whole militia thing a moot point.
and the National Guard of each state is relevant here too.

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#21571 Jan 12, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
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Sadly, I know enough. At the end of the day they were and are designed and manufactured for one singular purpose and one purpose only and that is to kill.
When the forefathers drafted the constitution no one was using guns for target practice, they were either killing animals for food or killing each other over land and wars.
Personally, I do not need you or anyone else to 'protect' me. That's what the professional police are for. An overzealous armed citizenry solves nothing. Two words: Trayvon Martin.
Well, another "stand your ground" in Florida case to fire it all up, and I'm surprised it isn't an Offbeat thread to chew around like 'Martin & Zimmerman" was.

In a convenience store (I think) parking lot, the accused "tough guy" ordered a car load of young guys to turn down their music. The young'uns smarted off and the accused claims he saw a shotgun in the car. He fired at them and one was killed.

As with Zimmerman, truly a law of unintended consequences. Former governor Jeb Bush (who signed it into statute) has publicly stated that "stand your ground" wasn't meant as a defense for this crap.

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#21572 Jan 12, 2013
OMG!! Chatting about political events ALRRADY?? El..Watch a got basking in the oven?? Let me guess Popovers My favorite SIMPLE breakfast treat..
Think I'll LET the diehards talk their politics.. I'll gander over to the fire...and have a HOT cup of Hazelnut coffee... Morning All..

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#21573 Jan 12, 2013
Deer Whisperer wrote:
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Well, another "stand your ground" in Florida case to fire it all up, and I'm surprised it isn't an Offbeat thread to chew around like 'Martin & Zimmerman" was.
In a convenience store (I think) parking lot, the accused "tough guy" ordered a car load of young guys to turn down their music. The young'uns smarted off and the accused claims he saw a shotgun in the car. He fired at them and one was killed.
As with Zimmerman, truly a law of unintended consequences. Former governor Jeb Bush (who signed it into statute) has publicly stated that "stand your ground" wasn't meant as a defense for this crap.
I do love this kitchen were friends can discuss their different views. My best friends are people who hold different views than mine. I don't think it is a Republican Democrat thing. At one time the Democrats were just as conservative as the Republicans. Then it was more a position of class I believe. I am not really a Republican although I vote that way. I am a very conservative libertarian. I don't like or trust government even when Republicans are in control. I am liberal when it comes to social question. I want the government to stay out of my business. As long as no one is harmed I don't care what people do in their private life. We all are a product of our history from long ago. The civil war was the great divide. The south could not vote Republican because Lincoln was a Republican. I guess you could say the civil war ended when the south went republican because the Democrats had become so liberal. The North trust the government more than the South to this day. The entire history of the UK has had a strong central government in a King but over time the king became a figure head and power went to the peoples representatives.

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#21574 Jan 12, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
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.......and does it give you carte blanche absolute rights or are there certain exceptions for the safety of the people?
Public safety < ---- > gun safety < ---- > public safety

The crux of the issues is exactly that; which includes what it takes to drastically reduce the number (and likelihood) of guns in the possession of criminals and deranged people as well as those who get "that tingly feeling down their leg" when playing with weapons unnecessary in defending themselves.

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#21575 Jan 12, 2013
Colorado Chick wrote:
OMG!! Chatting about political events ALRRADY?? El..Watch a got basking in the oven?? Let me guess Popovers My favorite SIMPLE breakfast treat..
Think I'll LET the diehards talk their politics.. I'll gander over to the fire...and have a HOT cup of Hazelnut coffee... Morning All..
Good morning Chick. Pour me a cup please :) I hope the talk about politics doesn't bore you :)

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#21576 Jan 12, 2013
Colorado Chick wrote:
OMG!! Chatting about political events ALRRADY?? El..Watch a got basking in the oven?? Let me guess Popovers My favorite SIMPLE breakfast treat..
Think I'll LET the diehards talk their politics.. I'll gander over to the fire...and have a HOT cup of Hazelnut coffee... Morning All..
Good morning CC. Enjoy your coffee, and thanks for ALLOWING "us" to discuss whatever.

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#21577 Jan 12, 2013
Deer Whisperer wrote:
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and the National Guard of each state is relevant here too.
The national guard and the militia is addressed in title 10. The last time the militia was called up was at the start of WW2 when we thought Hawaii was going to be invaded. People were called to the beaches with their personal arms. The militia still exist. You are in the militia if you are between the ages of 18 and 45 or 65 if you have previous military experience. That is part of the reason we can have military type weapons that the common foot solider would be expected to have. You can't have a sawed off shotgun because the supreme court wrongly decided that a sawed off shotgun was not used by the military. The fact is that it was a common weapon in WW1 but no one argued before the court that it was. Another example on how guns look rather than how they function established laws.

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#21579 Jan 12, 2013
Deer Whisperer wrote:
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Public safety < ---- > gun safety < ---- > public safety
The crux of the issues is exactly that; which includes what it takes to drastically reduce the number (and likelihood) of guns in the possession of criminals and deranged people as well as those who get "that tingly feeling down their leg" when playing with weapons unnecessary in defending themselves.
I think you are at the heart of the question. Guns are not going to just disappear. So it is a question of are you safer when only criminals have guns? I think our carry laws make us much safer. Very few people with a carry license have lost their license by using a gun in a crime. I feel like good people around me who are armed protect me from criminals. Crime rates have dropped as more people became lawfully armed. That is why nearly all states allow carry. Some states like New York just make it more difficult than others to get a license. In New York it can take a year or more. After a tragic mass shooting in Texas the law was written so that the state MUST give a license to anyone who was not a felon and had no history of mental illness. You go through a training course on law and you pass a shooting test to prove you know how to use a gun

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#21578 Jan 12, 2013
Colorado Chick wrote:
OMG!! Chatting about political events ALRRADY?? El..Watch a got basking in the oven?? Let me guess Popovers My favorite SIMPLE breakfast treat..
Think I'll LET the diehards talk their politics.. I'll gander over to the fire...and have a HOT cup of Hazelnut coffee... Morning All..
Would you be coming to the "spring do" ? I gather it's an open invitation for North Americans, even for those who think the Kitchen is boring, or think there is "legs" to discuss other things:

http://www.topix.com/forum/news/weird/TD731E5...

http://www.topix.com/forum/news/weird/TTJVITJ...

Why even a separate thread created by same poster during the same time period to play -- subsequently deleted

http://www.topix.com/forum/news/weird/TTJVITJ...

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