It's the Guns, Stupid

Apr 20, 2007 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Truthdig

“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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<quoted text>Are you really this stupid or putting on an act.
It would take brains to fake this amount of stupidity.
Let me quote Dolly Parton and maybe you will understand.
"It takes a lot of money to look this cheap".
And you have plenty off money....
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Hajime wrote:
blah blah moon blah blah blah olympics blah blah advancement. what about guns?
ooh guns and advancement how? show me.
The computer you are using now U.S. developed. The electricity to run that computer U.S. developed. The internet you are using now U.S. developed. Do I really need to keep going?
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Thats not for defense honey that is for power. what would war be without guns or weaponry?
it would be the same thing it has been for thousands of years before guns. Humans have fought wars with rocks and yes bear hands. Humans kill, always have and always will. The best you can do is find a way to defend yourself when you look tasty.

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London 2012: USA push China aside to restore medal dominance
China inflicted an early psychological blow at the top of the medals table with teenage swimmer Ye Shiwen's stunning double gold, but the Aquatics Centre has ultimately proved a key venue as the United States have bitten back to dominate the Olympics
Four years ago in Beijing, the Americans, who had previously come first in each Olympics since they boycotted the 1980 Games, were stung when they were knocked off the top of the overall podium by the Chinese.
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“China's big challenge is in swimming and track and field. There are so many medals at stake”
Steve Roush
Former chief of sports performance of the US Olympic Committee
But despite China winning more gold medals than they have ever managed before on foreign soil, London has seen the United States emphatically restore the established order.
The aftermath of Shiwen's performances laid bare the old rivalry between the two superpowers.
The 16-year-old collected gold with victory in the 200m individual medley after setting a world record on the way to the 400m medley title, with US coach John Leonard to describing the display as "disturbing".
China's legendary basketball player Yao Ming responded by saying: "Ye jumped out to take away the glories that the Americans thought belonged to them for a long time.
"It's not a good feeling, like for us if someone takes away the gold medal from the Chinese on table tennis."
But that was not a sensation the Americans, who went on to collect 16 of the 34 gold medals available in the pool, had to get used to in London.
They may have trailed behind Jamaica's Usain Bolton and Yohan Blake in the showcase sprints but the Americans have - relatively - quietly amassed 29 medals on the track with a haul that includes nine golds.
Symbolically, China's track and field hero Liu Xiang fell before the first barrier in the heats of the men's 110 metre hurdles - an event that saw the US take gold and silver through Aries Merritt and Jason Richardson.
While Xiang now requires surgery on a ruptured Achilles , China's only gold medal in the athletics came with Ding Chen winning the men's 20km walk.
China traditionally excel in badminton, diving, gymnastics and table tennis and they have picked up 20 of their 38 golds in those disciplines, adding another 10 in the weightlifting and swimming.
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Ye wins 200m individual medley
But they have fallen well short in their attempt to emulate their achievements of four years ago.
From the conspiratorial to the utterly dour, theories about the medals race vary.
Chinese deputy sports minister, Cai Zhenhua, has reportedly accused judges of discriminating against Chinese athletes.
And United States team spokesman Patrick Sandusky appeared to play down the importance of the medals table when he said: "The Olympic Games is a competition between athletes, not nations. With that said, we are very proud of our American athletes in London."
But Steve Roush, former chief of sports performance of the United States Olympic Committee, feels American dominance on the track has been decisive.
"If there is a surprise, it's just how well the US has done in track and field," he said. "China's big challenge is in swimming and track and field. There are so many medals at stake."
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US beat France to win gold medal 11 Aug 2012 Basketball
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USA win relay with world record 10 Aug 2012 Athletics .
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/1923177...
Where were you, oh that's right on the computer big noting yourself.....nice to see you didn't disapoint?

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Tray wrote:
<quoted text> The computer you are using now U.S. developed. The electricity to run that computer U.S. developed. The internet you are using now U.S. developed. Do I really need to keep going?
Oh your little contribution is nothing compared to the ammount of people in this world who contributed to get it where is today...The major difference is they have too much class to brag about it...you can never blame the Americans of that....

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One giant debt for mankind: U.S. national deficit would reach almost to the moon if piled high in $5 bills
Of course the combined US Govt Stimulis of the Moon Project and the Nuclear weapons industry of the sixties was ambitious.
But the Vietnam War broke the fiscal back and Nixon refused to pay for anything with taxation. Instead he and the rest used the US Social Security Bonds for short term debt.
Now all you have to do is pay the debt off. LOL.
Check out your national debt.
Many more will have to be shot as everyone gets angry with paying tax.
Said the man from a country founded by convicts , prostitutes , and inbreds .

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Where Is My America wrote:
Olympics Medal Table
Show me: countries or athletes medal table Athletes Countries
Rank Country Total
1 United States (selected) 44 29 29 102
2 China 38 27 22 87
3 Great Britain & N. Ireland 28 15 19 62
Australia ?????
http://www.bbc.com/news/
You should get Olympic gold for quoting what others are better at than you..

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Tray wrote:
<quoted text> You don't believe we have been to the moon? Go check for yourself. Oh wait you can't.
Yeah I've seen The Dish....and we were great. Was that real? LOL

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Tray wrote:
<quoted text> And still ahead on every nation on Earth.
Until those other nations call in the debt I guess.

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Where Is My America wrote:
<quoted text>This is what most Americans have in their homes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
And it is also what you sold to Osama Bin Laden when he was fighting the Russians....onyer!

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french louie wrote:
<quoted text>Said the man from a country founded by convicts , prostitutes , and inbreds .
And now has one of the best economies in the world...makes you look pretty damn stupid then?

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Tray wrote:
<quoted text> And still ahead on every nation on Earth.
In what exactly, are you talking about the Sub prime mortgage crisis...yeah that was real good for you as you didn't only bring yourself down "what exactly is your financial rating again" the other countries you scammed are still reeling from the big mouthed Americans and their slick deals....or was it arming The Taliban to fight off the Russians (How did that work for you?) What about the aid and arms to Saddam Hussien to take on Iran (another of your great ideas)...You on the world stage look like buffoons...and troublemakers...and big mouth schizzo's who most would love to see you implode.....
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Tray wrote:
<quoted text> To keep others from hitting us in the head. It ain't rocket science.
Yep, you take a gun to a fist fight.

Total Murders
Florida USA 987
Australia 226

Firearm Murders
Florida 618
Australia 69

POP Fl 19million
POP AUST 22million
Surely it is not because of guns being available to innappropriate gunnuts.

If you subtract the Florida Firearm Murders from the Total Murders, then the Florida murders look like a Australia.
It must be the guns stupid

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<quoted text> The computer you are using now U.S. developed. The electricity to run that computer U.S. developed. The internet you are using now U.S. developed. Do I really need to keep going?
doesnt mean we should accept all ideas from america. electromagnetic power systems are made in australia. self sufficient australian idea. america is not the only solution!

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<quoted text>What gun would you prefer to be accidentally shot by.
a love gun!

http://www.freakingnews.com/Lipstick-Gun-Pics...
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Yeah....How's that going for ya! cause from where I sit....it looks like you are doomed to turn your "right to bare arms law" against one another and not the government or those oposing that stance.
It's going great, thanks. The USSC confirmed the right to keep and bear arms as an individual right protected by the 2nd Amendment and applied the same restrictions against infringement to the States and local gov'ts under the 14th Amendment. More and more anti-gun and anti-gun owner laws are going away. Violent crime has been dropping for the last decade even with increased gun sales and less restrictive gun laws. How do you explain that...?
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Ahomana wrote:
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Shouldn't that read Thales (Winchester) Australia you moron, I reiterate...America is the largest suppliers of weapons in the world, we need to stop them from supplying arms that are killing millions first and foremost and all those they use to make and sell these weapons....America is the greatest threat to world peace.
America is a threat to the socialist states and people like you because of our individual freedoms and rights. We are not going away or giving up our guns to you or any other gov't or gov't entity. That's the only way you feel threatened because you can't take our country without disarming the American people. Not even the United Nations will be able to do it...so once again...POUND SAND.

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Where Is My America wrote:
<quoted text>This is what most Americans have in their homes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
That's a toy.:-)

http://www.gunsandammo.com/2012/04/05/worlds-...
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Ahomana wrote:
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You know I have to ask if some of you Yanks get sarcasm....or do you have trouble with comprehending the written word....read that sentence again....it is not saying everyone is going to shoot everyone because everyone owns a gun
"are you with me so far?" It means that they have that right to shoot and kill if the need or chance arises...the right to bare arms means exactly that "the right to shoot and kill" anyone that trespasses. SHOOT TO KILL IS WHAT THAT MEANS!....Sorry I shouted.... thought I would shout the last part just in case you don't get it.
And once again, YOU are wrong.

There is NO "right" to "shoot and kill"...but obviously YOU DON'T GET IT!

Your ignorance is astounding...just because I exercise my individual right to keep and bear arms...does NOT mean I have "the right to shoot and kill" anyone. Every living person has a right of self defense...and when a criminal threatens the life of another individual, they have given their victim the justification to defend themselves with deadly force against them if necessary.

Your attempt to link "the right" of ownership with what YOU perceive as a "right" to shoot and kill is totally assinine.

“O'er the land of the free ? ”

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Teaman wrote:
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That's a toy.:-)
http://www.gunsandammo.com/2012/04/05/worlds-...
Are those guys shooting that thing without ear protection?

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