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JimizoOct. 05, 2015 - 04:08PM JST
'I think the paranoia is stemming from the left, the left so afraid of guns and so afraid people owning them they think that people with guns will come into their house into bodily harm or injury to them. That's the true definition of paranoia.'
People with guns have walked into various places, including houses, schools, cinemas and churches and have killed or maimed many, many people. Contrast that to the nutcase I quoted warning about Obama declaring martial law. Which idea is closer to a real and tangible threat? Do you think Obama will declare martial law?
'Paranoia can be lethal. The paranoid should not be allowed to have firearms.'
'Or you can also say all paranoid progressives should be institutionalized as well.'
All paranoid people should be kept away from firearms, progressive or not. Those who think 'everyone' wants to take their guns and then in a moment of clarity refer to people who don't are a real worry. You do know what 'everyone' means, don't you? How many politicians in high positions can you name who have declared they want a complete ban on guns. All in the head.....
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JimizoOct. 05, 2015 - 03:40PM JST
'Never in the field of Japanese politics was so much bollocks spoken by one man and believed by so few"
W. Churchill ( well, kind of ).
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JimizoOct. 05, 2015 - 10:31AM JST
'You don't want to address your wildly inaccurate and hysterical idea that 'everyone wants to take our guns away'? It's just that you said we should keep emotion out of this debate.'
'I don't think it's an irrational or inaccurate statement,'
It is, honestly. Obama and the Hollywood elites don't constitute 'everyone'. Also, when has Obama said he wants to ban guns? He has talked about gun control which in the ears of the paranoid translates as that socialist wants to take away all our guns and we will be armed, ready and dangerous if his socialist storm troopers kick my door in looking to disarm me. The belief that 'everyone' is out to get your guns is paranoid, irrational and inaccurate. Paranoid people with guns is not healthy. Ben Carson inflamed this paranoia with the insane, cracked idea that there may not be an election in 2016 as Obama may declare martial law. Is your arsenal ready for this?
Paranoia can be lethal. The paranoid should not be allowed to have firearms.
JimizoOct. 04, 2015 - 11:57PM JST
I'll try again.
You don't want to address your wildly inaccurate and hysterical idea that 'everyone wants to take our guns away'? It's just that you said we should keep emotion out of this debate.
I really would appreciate your view on this. It's just that gun lovers often accuse those who criticise gun ownership as speaking from emotion rather than logic. Similarly, those who criticise gun ownership often accuse gun lovers as so blinded by their fetish for these weapons they can become hysterical and paranoid in their defence of them.
We wouldn't want that kind of emotional nonsense here, would we?
JimizoOct. 04, 2015 - 06:13PM JST
So, you don't want to address your wildly inaccurate and hysterical idea that 'everyone wants to take our guns away'? It's just that you said we should keep emotion out of this debate.
Don't worry. The corpses have been piling up for decades and your rights are still intact. Three massacres a day wouldn't change it. You love your guns and the government cannot stand in the way of true love. Love conquers all.
JimizoOct. 04, 2015 - 05:57PM JST
'Give it up, this is a losing issue and you Dems will never take the guns away from law-abiding Americans and thankfully, we have a lot of Iiberals, silent though they be, but enough to support the NRA. Harry Reid is one of those supporters. That's the one time I can say, the man did something right for a change'
You are basically agreeing with me. Your idea 'everyone wants to take our guns away' is complete and utter nonsense based on what you wrote yourself.
Siege mentality, paranoid and hysterical rubbish - the all too common and emotional mindset of many gun lovers.
JimizoOct. 04, 2015 - 12:26PM JST
'14 guns is not unusual'
Of course it isn't. The most natural thing in the world.
JimizoOct. 04, 2015 - 11:41AM JST
'Everyone is approaching this issue once again based on emotion'
And the gun nuts are approaching this with clear, cold logic? Love is an emotion. Many people love guns - you told us you are one of them.
'Everyone wants to take our guns away'
Wow! Paranoia much? The GOP wants to take your beloved guns away? You love to point out how many Democrats are firmly pro-gun. 'Everyone'? It doesn't seem like clear, sober thinking to me.
JimizoOct. 03, 2015 - 09:23AM JST
'As an American I prefer US involvement over Russian. Less death and destruction with rebuilding and full intent to hand back the nations when stable. Russia....not a chance of any of the above.'
Iraq was a very good example of minimal death and destruction and a brilliantly planned and executed idea for rebuilding. Iraqis to this day are reaping the benefits.
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JimizoOct. 02, 2015 - 12:14PM JST
'I love the US & its people, but their obsession with the 2nd Amendment is getting them nowhere'
I read it more like some people just love guns and use the 2nd Amendment as a justification for their sordid vice.
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JimizoOct. 02, 2015 - 10:24AM JST
'All comments about how guns are bad, USA is bad and one how religion is bad and none with sympathy for the victims families. Seems a problem exists in most of us not caring for one another.'
Allowing and supporting the population of a country to be armed to the teeth is the best way to care for your citizens? Tell that to the families of those murdered in yet another gun massacre. Yes, guns are bad. They really are.
JimizoOct. 02, 2015 - 12:22AM JST
'I know the paranoid and the partisans can't see past a battle between the liberals/commies and the 'Patriots' but there is a school of thought which simply says 'get out and stay out of the Middle East and stop making things worse'.'
'Russia has made it worse and Obama being....well...Obama has made things worse.'
Which part of 'get out and stay out' don't you get?
'From a liberals base world loonville, I think you guys are right'
A 'liberals base world loonville'? That's just semi-literate, incomprehensible drivel. Please address the point of past debacles in this part of the world and why you advocate another one.
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JimizoOct. 01, 2015 - 11:08PM JST
'And the Liberals weep like school girls because the Sovi......opps, I meant to say, Liberals have zero problem when Russians bomb civilians, Liberals call those casualties Terrorists. But when the US kills Islamic terrorists, oh well, then they are murderers. There is a word for that.......It used to be called Hypocrisy......Today it is called CNN.'
Bombing civilians is a disgrace no matter who carries it out. Who is justifying it?
I know the paranoid and the partisans can't see past a battle between the liberals/commies and the 'Patriots' but there is a school of thought which simply says 'get out and stay out of the Middle East and stop making things worse'. It isn't liberal, commie, patriotic, 'pansy', vegan, atheistic, Christian nor Prius-driving. It's based on common sense after looking at past debacles.
By the way, you do know that the Soviet Union has gone, don't you?
JimizoOct. 01, 2015 - 05:42PM JST
'For many on the US right, war and patriotism are inseparable.'
'No, we just don't believe in being pansies and let others dictate to us how we should live or think.'
Who is dictating to Americans how they should live or think? Are your freedoms under attack yet again? Who from this time? Assad?
As for 'European liberal', you do know Europe is a continent with many different countries and political leanings, right? It's just that many on the US right have a very patchy knowledge of geography. Fox is often helpful in this regard by showing maps of where the US is currently at war or planning to start one. You don't hear 'North American conservative/liberal', do you? That aside, please teach me what being a patriot entails. I remember Sarah Palin saying she'd never apologise for America. Is that a good start?
I like the 'pansies' idea. People who are against sending others to die in a hellhole of a country ( in an area of the world where the US saw one of its many catastrophic interventions ) are 'pansies'. Will this keep these people from threatening your liberty to believe in sending other people to die from your keyboard?
JimizoOct. 01, 2015 - 03:16PM JST
Bass: 'Go after Assad aggressively and remove him.'
Noble: 'And then what?'
Planning? Rebuilding? Consideration of the consequences? I'm sure you remember Iraq. This is the US rightwing we are talking about. It's like shaking a rolled-up newspaper at a bulldog puppy who's just had yet another crap on the carpet.
JimizoOct. 01, 2015 - 02:08PM JST
'....ah yes...the delight of having your own children returned to you inside body bags....GO USA!! #sarcasm''
'I keep forgetting, loving your country and being patriotic is just so beneath Europeans, Hey, that's ok. I'll keep praising and if you guys don't, then you don't, doesn't matter.'
There we have it. The definition of patriotism Bass-style - answering a comment about people killed in a war of choice which turned into a catastrophe and was based on a pack of lies with....patriotism. For many on the US right, war and patriotism are inseparable. The deaths of others while they watch footage of missiles flying through front doors on Fox makes them drop their snacks and rise off the sofa to salute the TV.
It never ceases to amaze me just how little these people value human lives.
JimizoOct. 01, 2015 - 12:23PM JST
'Obama's kids are almost old enough, they should enlist.'
'....ah yes...the delight of having your own children returned to you inside body bags....GO USA!! #sarcasm'
The definition of 'brave' from the US right is flabby millionaires sending people to die in unwinnable wars in hellholes with the same idiots dressing up in military gear for photo ops on ships. Whether the decision to send them was an appalling or deceitful one is incidental as it shows the 'bravery' of the leaders and their 'patriotism'. The same people and their supporters can often be found in forests shooting squirrels.
Lower than low can get.
JimizoSep. 30, 2015 - 05:43PM JST
English teams are bollocks. Barcelona, Real Madrid or Bayern would win the Premiership playing in pyjamas and slippers.
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JimizoSep. 29, 2015 - 10:07PM JST
An excellent post. Can I just ask about the sentence "Unlike the petty sadists described in this article, hunters who hunt for food love the animals they kill and agonize over their deaths".
Is that really true about those who hunt for food? Are you talking about people for whom hunting is necessary for survival? It's just that I've spoken to hunters who try to hit squirrels as target practice.
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JimizoSep. 29, 2015 - 06:06PM JST
'If it's part of the religion then they have a right to do it if it's only 2 frogs.'
In civilized, secular countries nobody should be allowed to act barbarically towards animals. Religion shouldn't be used as an excuse for barbarism.
'Plus its in room closed off from the public, what gives these people the right to order people around when they have been doing this for 1,000 years'
Who cares where it is? Barbarism is barbarism whether you close the curtains or not. As for 1,000 years, the French used to incinerate netfuls of cats for entertainment and men of science used to slice open the chests of living dogs to display a beating heart and blood circulation for a brief moment. These people didn't understand that dogs and cats had nervous systems similar to our own and were capable of physical and mental agony. They assumed it was just a reflex motion.
People living a few centuries ago, religious or not, were far less barbaric in that they killed these creatures in complete ignorance. People continuing to behave like savages with this knowledge open to all are something far worse.
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