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Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-16-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 237
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Posted By Kimon
It's difficult to overlook the use of that word...

It's difficult to overlook the use of that word "unwitting". That sounds like an admission that they don't have enough to prove conspiracy. Normally being stupid isn't a defense against committing a...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-16-2018, 03:13 PM
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Posted By Kimon
Unfortunately... ...

Unfortunately...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43092085



This sounds like they don’t have enough evidence to hit anyone, even Trump Jr (and the others stupid enough to go to that...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-16-2018, 08:53 AM
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Posted By Kimon
This would (presumably - challenges in the court...

This would (presumably - challenges in the court are always somewhat uncertain, as the SC is, less face it, at times prone to decisions based more upon political interests, with the result that one...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-15-2018, 10:56 PM
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Posted By Kimon
Most schools now lock the entry points, and make...

Most schools now lock the entry points, and make you pass through a secure door to enter the building, so as to avoid, or at least lessen, this type of external threat. He wasn't a current student,...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-15-2018, 09:36 PM
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Posted By Kimon
So lost amongst the fury over the continued...

So lost amongst the fury over the continued obstinacy of republicans to do anything to combat gun violence, some other rather disturbing things have happened today, so via Rachel Maddow...
...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-15-2018, 04:59 PM
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Posted By Kimon
The system as is makes it difficult to find these...

The system as is makes it difficult to find these individuals. The FBI was tipped off, but couldn't figure out who he was. A gun registry likely would have facilitated a quicker recognition. Local...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-15-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 237
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Posted By Kimon
You live in a civilized land, we live in the Wild...

You live in a civilized land, we live in the Wild West.
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-15-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 237
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Posted By Kimon
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43071710 ...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43071710



Perhaps a gun registry would have aided that process of identification? Perhaps such a potential threat would have led pragmatic observers to...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-15-2018, 12:06 PM
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Posted By Kimon
Part of the conflict here is over whether it...

Part of the conflict here is over whether it would have initially meant muskets and knives, or also cannons. Scaliaís stance was essentially that cannons seemed also to have been okay, and as such,...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-15-2018, 11:47 AM
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Posted By Kimon
Americans really haven’t changed much. We were...

Americans really haven’t changed much. We were petulant children who didn’t want to pay the reasonable taxes that had been designed to offset an expensive war (French & Indian - plus technically the...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-15-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 237
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Posted By Kimon
Mea culpa. Thatís what I was trying to point out,...

Mea culpa. Thatís what I was trying to point out, but I must have been unclear.
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-15-2018, 08:58 AM
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Posted By Kimon
[/QUOTE] This is the kind of thing that...

[/QUOTE]

This is the kind of thing that needs a citation, because that is not what the word means at present, and considering that it is a Latin word, the Latin meaning presumably would have...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-14-2018, 10:39 PM
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Posted By Kimon
"A well regulated militia...". A therein lies the...

"A well regulated militia...". A therein lies the rub. The 2nd Amendment is open to interpretation, because its phrasing is vague. There can be no clarity in what it means. As such, it meant...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-14-2018, 08:23 PM
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Posted By Kimon
He was old enough to legally purchase the gun. ...

He was old enough to legally purchase the gun.

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/sheriff-confirms-shooter-was-18-year-old-former-student/700016264



He is 18. And a gun that should be illegal,...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-14-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 237
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Posted By Kimon
I would find this argument more compelling if...

I would find this argument more compelling if these incidents occurred concurrently with violations in purchase and ownership. The problem is the gun itself. Force these criminals to commit these...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-14-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 237
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Posted By Kimon
I'm open to compromise, but yes, I'd prefer to...

I'm open to compromise, but yes, I'd prefer to just take their guns.
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-14-2018, 07:05 PM
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Posted By Kimon
I think I've made fairly clear what I want to...

I think I've made fairly clear what I want to happen. I want us to do what Australia did after the Port Arthur Massacre. I want the 2nd Amendment annulled. I want guns melted down. I want them...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-14-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 237
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Posted By Kimon
This is the seventh school shooting already in...

This is the seventh school shooting already in 2018. On Valentine's Day. On Ash Wednesday.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/14/us/florida-high-school-shooting/index.html

I can understand why there...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-14-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 2,570
Posted By Kimon
Not sure one can fumble an apology more...

Not sure one can fumble an apology more thoroughly...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43057577
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-13-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 2,570
Posted By Kimon
They have all flipped back and forth more than...

They have all flipped back and forth more than one might have expected.

Michigan Blue: '60, '64, '68
Michigan Red: '72, '76, '80, '84, '88

Ohio Blue: '64, '76
Ohio Red: '60, '68, '72, '80,...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-13-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 2,570
Posted By Kimon
Wisconsin strikes me as similar demographically...

Wisconsin strikes me as similar demographically to Michigan and Minnesota. States that are mostly blue, but never by a wide margin. States where typically both the senators are dems, where sometimes...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-13-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 2,570
Posted By Kimon
This can't be a good sign for the republicans'...

This can't be a good sign for the republicans' chances of stealing a dem seat in Wisconsin...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43050803



Seems pretty indicative when even your mom is...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-12-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 2,570
Posted By Kimon
This is obviously tangential, but... ...

This is obviously tangential, but...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43035628



...not good.

This is the description of just the first cop...
Forum: Brandon Sanderson 02-12-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 379
Posted By Kimon
Agree, and I suspect that the next novel will...

Agree, and I suspect that the next novel will eventually do the same for Jasnah. I thought he also did a good job of explaining the anger and thirst for revenge by Odium (who seemed very reminiscent...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-12-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 2,570
Posted By Kimon
That's why you transfer that budget into...

That's why you transfer that budget into infrastructure and healthcare spending. Better to spend that money on things that the public needs - like roads, bridges, and heath, than on tanks and planes...
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