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: Feb 11

Cambridge, UK

#100008 Feb 14, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
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Oh....contraire! Clutching at straws because he proved you wrong and so did I, so you liken us?....You are not willing to admit your mistake, so this makes you the one who is running off with the mouth now. Accept your fault and move on..don't keep trying to justify the unjustifiable...you look like a noong.
I was surprised that Holly should liken us,, we have after all few things we agree on, baking for instance,,:-)

Since: Feb 11

Cambridge, UK

#100009 Feb 14, 2013
MabarCACA Controller wrote:
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Who is "whe"?
When.

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Australia

#100010 Feb 14, 2013
spider1954 wrote:
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If the pace at which this particular discussion is not to your liking, you could resolve the matter by coming to the point.
I may in your opinion appear to be bogged down over the use of particular words, but if the meaning of these words actually conveyed exactly the same message, then their would be no reason for their existence.
This is not a court of law,,but my view would be upheld if it were.
If we can agree on that, then by all means please proceed.
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.:)

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.

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

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.

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

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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