It's the Guns, Stupid

It's the Guns, Stupid

There are 103299 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: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#84145 Dec 8, 2012
Tray wrote:
<quoted text> Hmm. Three examples of what happens to unarmed populations.
No this is what happens when a race of people want what another has, it's called greed and racism!

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#84146 Dec 8, 2012
Tray wrote:
<quoted text> Interesting isn't it. Violent crime in gun-free countries goes up. Since the victims can't defend themselves the crime is more likely successful leaving more victims. Is it better to have many more rape and assault victims than a few dead criminals who get to just reoffend over and over? Interesting fact-people killed each other very well long before guns were ever invented mostly by criminals and oppressive dictators.
And it is a crime rate dominated by men.... so therefore there should be a perfectly simple answer to controlling the violence, hate, rape and murder...re_educate the scum, and if they fail to be educated...get rid of them.

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#84147 Dec 8, 2012
Tray wrote:
The discovery of penicillin is attributed to Scottish scientist and Nobel laureate Alexander Fleming in 1928. He showed that, if Penicillium rubens were grown in the appropriate substrate, it would exude a substance with antibiotic properties, which he dubbed penicillin. This serendipitous observation began the modern era of antibiotic discovery. The development of penicillin for use as a medicine is attributed to the Australian Nobel laureate Howard Walter Florey, together with the German Nobel laureate Ernst Chain and the English biochemist Norman Heatley.
The penicillin you have today is because of a dicovery of the recognised British born Australian Howard Florrey, do get it right dweeb..........http://www.abc. net.au/science/slab/florey/sto ry.htm
Dr Freud

Netherlands

#84149 Dec 8, 2012
More wrote:
<quoted text>
insane racist crp.
Yes: Virtually every utterance issued forth by YOUR prince precious Mr. President is "insane racist crap."

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#84150 Dec 8, 2012
Tray wrote:
Spray-on skin is a patented skin culturing treatment for burns victims, developed by scientist Marie Stoner and plastic surgeon Dr Fiona Wood of Perth, Western Australia. Wood's treatment is under ongoing development. Where previous techniques of skin culturing required 21 days to produce enough cells to cover major burns, Wood has reduced the period to five days. Through research, she found that scarring is greatly reduced if replacement skin could be provided within 10 days. Dr Wood's reported goal is "scarless woundless healing".
Wood established a company called Clinical Cell Culture (C3) in 1993 to commercialise the procedure. Her business came about after a schoolteacher arrived at Royal Perth Hospital in 1992 with petrol burns to 90% of his body. Wood turned to the emerging US-invented technology of cultured skin to save his life, working nights in a laboratory along with scientist Marie Stoner. The two women began to explore tissue engineering and moved from growing skin sheets to spraying skin cells.
http://www.biotechnology-innovation.com.au/in...

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#84151 Dec 8, 2012
Tray wrote:
<quoted text> Yes you would not want to take credit for someone else work would you.
Of course not I am not an American!
http://www.biotechnology-innovation.com.au/in...

http://www.abc.net.au/archives/80days/stories...

http://www.abc.net.au/science/slab/florey/sto...

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#84152 Dec 8, 2012
X Obama Supporter wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes it is a he said he said scenario, but the fact still remains that Martin not having any DNA on Z's gun proves nothing except that he did not reach it.....still doesn't prove he didn't reach FOR it.
You are a typical yankee thick head.

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#84154 Dec 8, 2012
Guppy wrote:
<quoted text>
How do you have inside information?
It doesn't speak well of your government to be pushed around like that, does it? You guys didn't listen to your own intelligence? The story gets better and better.
You guys have been fighting an American war for a Long time. If you were so duped and so upset by it ~ why have you continued to fight along side of the American's? Common sense would tell you to get out. Why didn't Rudd get you out of the war? Was he someone's lap dog? How about Gillard? Something doesn't add up. Your story is not to be believed. Fess up.
If my friend were bashed by another boy ~ I would stay out of it. I would feel really bad for my friend and I would have no respect for the basher. It's not my place to be a basher of sorts. My friend needs to stand on his own two feet. Maybe he started the whole thing.
Your point was?
We are committed now...we can't just fuck Afghanistan and leave, we are not Americans, we have a concience and have a responsibility to help them get back on their feet....it's called being humane...something you sadly lack....
But Gillard is in your pocket as well...it is hard to find a polititian that isn't in this country...but we keep trying...So try to pull that one again...I dare you!

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#84155 Dec 8, 2012
Guppy wrote:
<quoted text>
Ornery,
Shaking head.
She committed suicide because she was ashamed of what she did. Your people pushed her over the edge. She couldn't deal with it. Maybe she was going to lose her job and be out on the street. No one would hire her because her name would be mud, so to speak.
No, there is nothing you can or could do, but you sound so apathetic and that's not nice.
Feeble minded. That's not nice. I see a pattern here.
Didn't blame ALL Auzzie's, but I think most of you found it to be funny. Fess up.
The actions of a FEW morons? 9,000 deaths are a FEW?
Learn to roll with the punches. I do.
If you believe that, then YOU should stop talking on Topix, because they pay out on your big time here even when you are right like me most of the time.. and you seem like such a fragile flower, none of us knows if this will push you over the edge, especially from thousands of miles away. Grow up! So it is your responsibility to assess your own sanity and seek help...in your case long overdue.

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#84156 Dec 8, 2012
Guppy wrote:
<quoted text>
Penicillin?
Spray on Tan?
Ear implant?
That's it?
What on earth have you guys been doing Down there all these years? Drinking beer and throwing gross food on the barbie?
I fit the mold well. Surprised you noticed. Thank you.
Healing not killing. Talk to someone in the know and ask them who leads the field in healing people. I can assure you, it's not the Auzzie's. It's gotta be the Americans.
Lalalalalalalala.
America leading in the field of healing vs killing ....my bet is killing would win....you have people in your country dying of bed sores...how modern can you be? LOL. And give some up to date evidence on what American scientist have achieved lately in the way of mans health...this should be good....

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#84157 Dec 8, 2012
Guppy wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't have Propecia sp? in the UK? Whilst driving from Heathrow to the city, we passed an American pharmaceutical company. I would think you would have access to the same drugs as we do.
Schizophrenia? I bet you have all the latest drugs now because over 1% of the people in the world have it. It's a big money maker. OOps. That money thing again.
Tidbits of medical knowledge. You could fit it in a thimble. I find it interesting.
11:51 AM ~ still cloudy and soggy.
Did you know America is number one for overprescibing drugs...and the ammount of kids on medication for ADD and ADHD is a joke....so besides being a nation of fatties you are a nation of drugged up kids because their parents are too busy to control their kids behavior...you are going down the shit tube fast...enjoy the ride. How about you stop spreading your poisons to the rest of the world, because your pharmaceutical companies have not morals...and your people are thick.

http://www.enlightenamerica.com/files/Over-Pr...

http://www.chaada.org/OvermedicatingofAmerica...

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#84158 Dec 8, 2012
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
You'll have to explain that one to me. Is this the subliminal racism of the left I hear so much about? "Trying to live [up to] white expectations"? Nonwhites are inferior?
Is this how our education system went to crap? Nonwhites are inferior so the system had to lower its standards to meet those inferior needs? Less is expected of them?
Everyone wants to have a better life for themselves. That's not living up to a superior standard.
We set the terms be it in schools that educate the white curriculum or politics or laws...the hispanice in America along with all other races are dominated by the white mans ways to succeed this is more so evident int the ideal that everyone has a chance to make it in the US...so that is what is the goal for them to achieve.
Dr Freud

Netherlands

#84160 Dec 8, 2012
Ahomana wrote:
<quoted text>
We set the terms be it in schools that educate the white curriculum or politics or laws...the hispanice in America along with all other races are dominated by the white mans ways to succeed this is more so evident int the ideal that everyone has a chance to make it in the US...so that is what is the goal for them to achieve.
Up ^there^, the take away message: I know you are, but what am I?
Only

Huntsville, AL

#84161 Dec 8, 2012
Dr Freud wrote:
<quoted text>
in bizarro world.
The Mule Redirectors

Montréal, Canada

#84162 Dec 8, 2012
Dr Freud wrote:
<quoted text>
Up ^there^, the take away message: I know you are, but what am I?
Dr Fraud?

Dobroye utro! Komrad.

Is Kak dyela?

Vy Syegodnya Pryekrasno Vyglyaditye!

Chto nOvava?
Guppy

Gadsden, AL

#84163 Dec 8, 2012
Ahomana wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you know America is number one for overprescibing drugs...and the ammount of kids on medication for ADD and ADHD is a joke....so besides being a nation of fatties you are a nation of drugged up kids because their parents are too busy to control their kids behavior...you are going down the shit tube fast...enjoy the ride. How about you stop spreading your poisons to the rest of the world, because your pharmaceutical companies have not morals...and your people are thick.
http://www.enlightenamerica.com/files/Over-Pr...
http://www.chaada.org/OvermedicatingofAmerica...
What are you smoking?

Oh my gosh! The drug companies have no morals? How did you find out? How many drug companies are there? How many people work for them? Are you saying no one has morals? That's a disgrace.

Why don't you STOP taking our poisons? Maybe you should discover your own totally natural drugs. Yeah, right. Let's see how that works out for you.

You are very insecure when it comes to Americans. Did a American boy or girl dump you at one time? Aw......I can see why.

Kids and drugs? Let's not exaggerate. Some kids take drugs. Didn't you? Or are you making up for lost time now?

Nice chatting with you.
Guppy

Gadsden, AL

#84164 Dec 8, 2012
Ahomana wrote:
<quoted text>
America leading in the field of healing vs killing ....my bet is killing would win....you have people in your country dying of bed sores...how modern can you be? LOL. And give some up to date evidence on what American scientist have achieved lately in the way of mans health...this should be good....
We kill more than we heal? You are off your rocker. You should watch what you say. You sound ignorant.

Bed sores? Have no idea. I've never had them.

They don't focus on men's health. They focus on helping all people. Men, women and children. Wasn't Viagra good enough for ya?

Was it good for you?
Guppy

Gadsden, AL

#84165 Dec 8, 2012
Ahomana wrote:
<quoted text>
We are committed now...we can't just fuck Afghanistan and leave, we are not Americans, we have a concience and have a responsibility to help them get back on their feet....it's called being humane...something you sadly lack....
But Gillard is in your pocket as well...it is hard to find a polititian that isn't in this country...but we keep trying...So try to pull that one again...I dare you!
Thank you for taking over for us in Afghanistan! Wow. That saves a lot of lives and money. Good job!

I like Gillard. She seems sincere and totally not phony. Smart woman. I hope she wins again.

I dare you! You dare me/what?

Yes, all Americans are inhumane. What is wrong with us?? We really need to get with the program!
Maybe we could copy you? You seem to know everything and you are all just a bunch of saints.

Would it be OK to copy you guys? Please say yes! We'll never make it without yours.

Thank you for your time.

You are a bit of a maniac.

Since: Feb 11

Sutton, UK

#84166 Dec 8, 2012
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
I was watching a show on the History channel named How the States Were Made. Interesting show. On one show they had a bar/tavern situated on a state line, one state being dry and the other wet (alcohol laws). One couldn't bring his drink to the part of the building where the men's room was located as it was in the dry state part of the building.:-)
Now that is funny,,,consume in one state and dump in the other :-)

Since: Feb 11

Sutton, UK

#84167 Dec 8, 2012
Guppy wrote:
<quoted text>
One of the bad things about NJ is, high school and real estate taxes.
How does one keep a dog in a seat belt?
Im more interested in how you teach a dog to drive :-)

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