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    Noliving

    If subsidies are needed to make a company's product affordable to consumers, then that product should not be produced. Why take part of the taxes I pay to subsidize a car for someone else?

    Well there pretty much goes the entire health care industry and well also the solar power industry.

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    Noliving

    What's wrong with the existing ones that have been used for years without (as far as I'm aware at least) any issues such as this?

    Basically the makers are a European company and the EU rules or laws prohibit the exportation of drugs that are to be used in execution and of course the US government can't just steal the patent or design on the drugs as that would violate patent/copyright laws. As a result the US has to come up with new drug cocktails as the supply of the previous, or as you call it existing cocktail, has been depleted. So now the question is if they can't come up with a drug cocktail does this mean they stop all executions or do they move onto old school forms of execution like firing squad, guillotine, hanging, gas chamber, electric chair. There is also debate about whether or not the executed are actually suffering claiming that what you are seeing is just the sedative at work and muscles "spasm" while they are unconscious. I don't know how much truth there is to that though.

    "The EU's uncompromising stance has set off a cat-and-mouse game, with U.S. corrections departments devising new ways to carry out lethal injections only to hit updated export restrictions within months.

    "Our political task is to push for an abolition of the death penalty, not facilitate its procedure," said Barba Lochbihler, chairwoman of the European Parliament's subcommittee on human rights.

    Europe's tough stance has caused U.S. states to start experimenting with new drug mixtures, even though convicts' lawyers and activists argue they increase the risk of painful prolonged death and may violate the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment."

    The U.S. execution dilemma goes back to 2005, when the EU restricted exports of goods "for the purpose of capital punishment or for the purpose of torture." That ban includes items such as electric chairs and lethal injection systems.

    The drug shortage then started biting in 2010 when Hospira Inc., the sole U.S. manufacturer of sodium thiopental, a sedative that is part of the normal three-drug mixture, stopped production. A few months later, Hospira dropped plans to produce it in Italy because the government there asked for guarantees that it would never be used in executions.

    States in 2011 switched to pentobarbital, but Denmark-based Lundbeck Inc., the drug's only U.S.-licensed maker, faced a public backlash and quickly said it would put the medication off-limits for capital punishment through a tightly controlled distribution system.

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/europe-origin-chronic-us-execution-dilemma

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    Noliving

    Sorry, but nothing - nothing - is going to make things easier for those people.

    Curious Cleo, how do you know that?

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    Noliving

    Well if your going to keep having these types of results and you want to continue doing executions you might as well bring back the firing squad or the guillotine.

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    Noliving

    Then what is a solution to the U.S. agricultural industry that depends on 90 percent illegals? The dirty secret that everybody knew was that majority of the U.S. agricultural workers are illegal immigrants. Without them, farmers in California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, and Georgia are substantially short of the number of workers they needed to harvest the crop. Despite high unemployment in many of the states, most U.S. residents don’t want such back-breaking jobs, nor do they have the necessary skills. They rather starve then pick lettuce or oranges. Although many Americans believe immigrants “steal” jobs and push down wages, there is little evidence of that. Problem is that there is double standards on immigration enforcement policy on the agricultural industry. Would you rather hire a former welfare recipient who has never worked a day in their lives and has an entitlement mentality?

    The Southern Poverty Law Center explains why farmers in those states won't hire legal workers.

    I suggest you read the entire report on this agricultural industry:

    http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/publications/close-to-slavery-guestworker-programs-in-the-united-states

    Passed off of their research I believe that in fact the farm workers should in fact be deported and at the same time have the H-2 be abolished. Force the farmers to improve working conditions!

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    Noliving

    what can the National Guard do at the border that the Border Patrol is not already doing?

    Isn't that obvious? Increase the number of people patrolling the border immediately. The border patrol is stretched very thin already, what other force government force can immediately aid the border patrol in large numbers, with sophisticated communication, transportation, camera, and weapons to enforce the border? The only government organization that can do that right now is really the national guard. No one is happy with any type of militarization of the border but in this case there is a sudden surge that is taking place in the past few months that require additional personal to be deployed immediately.

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    Noliving

    Difference between a knife and a gun... you can outrun a knife.

    Really you can outrun a thrown knife or a thrown axe?

    You can take self defence classes against knife attacks.

    Guess what you can take self defense classes against gun attacks as well.

    Shotguns for pest control should be locked away with the ammo somewhere else,

    You do realize that shotguns are more lethal than rifles except for maybe big game hunting rifles, and those rifles are way more lethal than AK and AR pattern rifles. If you're going to do pest control a semi-automatic .22lr rifle such as the Ruger 10/22 would be more preferable than a shotgun, especially in an urban environment.

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    Noliving

    Thanks, Noliving. An eloquent example of the pro-gun lobby's best thinking. Arrest me now - I have a mackerel in the freezer!

    Thank you and your welcome!

    It's by far the better of two evils. I'd rather see even one of the people he killed still alive, than the current situation.

    Oh I agree but then again what is the point if the attacks are not slowing down? The only time it would make sense is if you were going take such incidents less seriously or just say they are more acceptable because they killed fewer people. And I highly doubt you or anyone else here find the killing of 1 or 2 people more acceptable than the killing of 6 people.

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    Noliving

    I'd say that he hadn't had easy access to a gun, those 6 people would not be dead now. Even if he'd tried to kill them with a (eg) a knife, it's doubtful that he could have killed so many.

    I wouldn't be so sure about that, considering the number of articles that you get of Japanese killing their entire families and then themselves, a lot of times with a knife, it is probable that he could have killed that many with a knife. And lets say he would kill less people with a knife, lets say 3 instead of 6, and lets say these type of attacks keep going on and on an on with no slow down. Would you honestly say the situation is anymore acceptable?

    I wouldn't, I would say it is just as unacceptable.

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    Noliving

    Says the guy who is trying to redefine English to fit his argument.

    Right....

    It all boils down to one simple fact, that you have been unable to refute - China is about as communist as the DPRK is democratic. You can keep trying to redif one the language all you want, but it just doesn't work that way.

    What are you talking about? There is no simple fact, what it is is you claiming your opinion as fact with no supporting evidence. Besides I already refuted that statement by showing that the political system is almost entirely following the Leninist model of Communism and I also showed that the word Democratic is being used in place of the word Demos, in other words it is another way of saying socialist republic.

    The truth of the matter is this really all boils down to one simple fact, you have been unable to refute my linked sources.

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    Noliving

    As Chicago is not a walled city with airport-style security at all its entry points, this argument against gun control was stillborn when it was first screamed by the morally bankrupt gun lobby.

    Which begs the question why are the surrounding communities around Chicago not as violent as Chicago? They are not walled communities with airport-style security and they have weaker gun control laws. No one is asking why there is so much "demand" to hurt people in Chicago than there is in the surrounding communities or even the rest of the state or nearby states.

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    Noliving

    No, they call themselves communist. Their actions are not communist however.

    Actually Yes and their actions are communist.

    Interesting how even though bgood41 said 'Communist China', you have somehow redefined the English language to mean that he is speaking of the political party that leads China, and not the country.

    Well gee look who just caught up to the slang that is used.

    So now you are providing evidence to back up that the DPRK is democratic.

    In the way you are using the word nope.

    You obviously don't know the tenets of communism,

    I would say I know more about it than you, or at the very least I understand what I do know about the tenets of Communism better than you do.

    China does not follow them

    China follows a lot of the tenants of Communism, does it follow all of them? Of course not, in fact Leninist communism is supposed to be stepping stone to the final form of Communism. You seem to be under the impression that if it doesn't follow all of the tenants it can't be communist.

    It is an oligarchy, not a communist state.

    It is both, all governments in this world are an oligarchy to some degree, there is no escaping that. The USA is an oligarchy and a representative democracy and a republic at the same time. Contemporary governments have made for example the idea that oligarchies and communist states are mutual exclusive ambiguous and or moot.

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    Noliving

    Then you think the DPRK is democratic.

    Nope....I just think it is absolutely absurd and completely tedious to claim that because someone who says communist china, and it is widely common knowledge the party that rules China is Communist and you yourself know that, but doesn't say the government of China is communist means that you can't figure it out that bgood41 is talking about the government system of China and yet you are miraculously able say this:

    China is about as communist as The Democratic People's Republc of Korea is democratic

    And for that matter, if the name is what defines the country, then it would be even stronger that the DPRK would be democratic

    Sadly you don't seem to understand the context the word "Democratic" is being used even after being provided a link as to why the word "Democratic" is being used in communist country names.

    Democratic is being used to refer to the word Demos and its rare definition meaning The Common People or Masses.

    Here is the link again since you seemed to have missed it:

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2009/04/the_undemocratic_peoples_republic_of_korea.html

    Although the North Koreans used the modifier democratic to claim a unique local identity, other countries—like Laos (1975) and East Germany (1949) —had a more specific intention. These weren't bourgeois republics, like those found in Western Europe, but countries organized to serve the demos or common people. So "democratic" was really just another way of saying "socialist republic." Like many other socialist states, they went the way of totalitarianism. Thus we get the seemingly inverse relationship between the use of the word democratic and the actual democratic structure of the country in question.

    So the name could be read as The Common People's Republic of Korea or The Socialist People's Republic of Korea.

    If we go by its actions China's politics/government structure is entirely communist and is pretty much modeled after Lenin's government. Its economic policies are a mixture of communism and capitalism, the government pretty much controls the entire capital/banking system while at the same time owning all of the land and property, there is very little to no property rights in China although this appears to be changing ever so slowly. The real capitalism that exists in China is the creation of private and public companies that are not state owned and even with fact the and big and important companies of China for the most part are entirely state owned enterprises.

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    Noliving

    No, the comment was on 'Communist China', not on 'the communist government of China'. It's right up there for you to see.

    Right, Communist China means the government of China is Communist. Not exactly difficult to figure out now is it?

    Take for example this statement:

    China is about as communist as The Democratic People's Republc of Korea is democratic

    Seeing as the statement above is not "The democratic government of North Korea" one has to wonder what this person is referring to, are they referring to the system of government that rules North Korea or are they referring to the entire society's culture, economic system, government, medical system, military, etc?

    Are you seriously going to be this tedious Stranger?

    since bgood was referring to the country, and not the government.

    Wow just wow.

    They follow almost none of the tenets of communism, and most definitely not the main tenets.

    So you believe RICHARD MCGREGOR who wrote the following:

    "China Is Communist in Name Only." Wrong. If Vladimir Lenin were reincarnated in 21st-century Beijing and managed to avert his eyes from the city's glittering skyscrapers and conspicuous consumption, he would instantly recognize in the ruling Chinese Communist Party a replica of the system he designed nearly a century ago for the victors of the Bolshevik Revolution. One need only look at the party's structure to see how communist -- and Leninist -- China's political system remains.

    http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/01/02/5_myths_about_the_chinese_communist_party

    Is wrong in stating that the Chinese government structure is communist?

    China pretty much follows the main tenants of Communism except for the Economic ones and even then they follow some of them.

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    Noliving

    I never made any claims as to the government

    Oh for crying out loud Stranger, when Bgood41 made his or her comment guess what he or she was talking about? The government. In fact in the following statement you are making claims to the government.

    I said China is as communist as N. Korea is democratic.

    Both of which are forms of government and as I pointed out your comparison doesn't make sense because Bgood41 wasn't calling China Communist because of its official name. So what is the point of bringing up North Korea's official name? The only time it would make sense is if Bgood41 was claiming that China was communist because of its official title.

    The fact is that callings themselves communist doesn't make China communist.

    Agreed.

    If they followed the tenets of communism they would be communist. But they don't, and therefor they aren't.

    But they do in fact follow tenets of communism. Do they follow all tenets of communism? No they do not but then again no one follows all tenets of any ideology. For example because Christians engage in pre-marital sex or lie every once in a while mean they are not christian? Is a serial killer that attends church regular and believes in god make them less christian because they murder people?

    "China Is Communist in Name Only." Wrong. If Vladimir Lenin were reincarnated in 21st-century Beijing and managed to avert his eyes from the city's glittering skyscrapers and conspicuous consumption, he would instantly recognize in the ruling Chinese Communist Party a replica of the system he designed nearly a century ago for the victors of the Bolshevik Revolution. One need only look at the party's structure to see how communist -- and Leninist -- China's political system remains.

    http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/01/02/5_myths_about_the_chinese_communist_party

    or you believe that the actions define the state, and China is not communist nor is N. Korea is democratic. You can't have it both ways.

    China's political system is very much communist, it dumped for the most part the economic model but the political system is very much the same as the Leninist model of the Soviet Union. Again more of this worthless N. Korea democratic comparison.

    Here is an article that explains why "democratic" is in the North Korean name.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2009/04/the_undemocratic_peoples_republic_of_korea.html

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    Noliving

    So we can safely assume that because you think that since the CPP calls themselves communist equates to the country being communist that N. Korea is democratic because they call themselves democratic. Got it.

    No you don't got it. If the CPC calls themselves communists, and they are the entire government, than the government of China is Communist. Does that mean the economic system is going to be communist? Nope, in theory it should but not always just like how capitalism in theory should pretty much always be laissez-faire but almost all capitalistic economies are not laissez-faire economies. It just means that the political system is going to be communist, more specifically democratic centralism which is pretty close to what the Soviet Union was and they, the soviet government, called themselves communists.

    Also your comparison to North Korea doesn't even make sense considering the fact that China's official name doesn't even have the word Communist or Socialist or any other word related to them in its official name, it is the People's Republic of China. I don't believe bgood41 was calling China communist because of its official name, he or she is calling them communist because that is the name of the political party in complete control of the government.

    Also Socialist is in fact synonymous with Communist. Communism is really just a much more extreme form of socialism.

    Absolutely not.

    Yes they are synonymous Lucabrasi. Look at any dictionary, or the vast majority of dictionaries for that matter, that contains synonyms for Socialism/Socialist and Communism/Communists and you will see that they are in fact considered synonymous

    Look at the history of Europe between the wars; the Socialists and Communists were fighting each other to the death in Weimar Germany and Spain, to name just two countries.

    So what? Just because two parties of similar ideologies fight one another doesn't mean they can't be synonymous with one another.

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    Noliving

    What a ridiculous comment. The hugely overwhelming ridiculously large number of kids here have loving parents who would never hurt them, much less murder them. For your statement to make sense, half or more of kids would need to be being murdered by their parents.

    In order for his statement to make sense it doesn't require half or more of the kids to be murdered much less assaulted by their parents. His statement could also be implying that even if the kids do make it from happy houses that the economic realty of this country is going to be so bad in a few decades that the quality of life for the current generation of kids is going to be so poor because Japan is going to become a nation of old people and just to add on to their misery and reduce quality of life every now and then you will hear of a child being abused or killed.

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    Noliving

    That's hardly a "fact." Scandinavian countries have been "socialist" for decades. How come they're so rich and well educated...and in absolutely no danger of "running out of money" (apart possibly from Eurozone member Finland)?

    I have answers to those questions!

    Sweden, like the Swiss, stayed neutral during both world war 1 and world war 2. As you might have guess that not being involved in two very destructive wars plays a very large role into why they are so well off. The peace dividend it enormous, it came out with an incredible upper hand and that is intact labor and intact infrastructure that didn't need to be repaired. Just look at the US right now, war after war after war, pretty much bankrupt.

    http://www.ekonomifakta.se/en/Swedish-economic-history/From-War-to-the-Swedish-Model/

    Norway is pretty much the Saudi Arabia of Europe, if you exclude Russia. Its population is basically the size of one of the suburbs of Tokyo. Think of it like Kuwait, extremely small population but extremely wealthy natural resources wise.

    Finland was pretty much an economic backwater till around the 1980's when its massive investment gamble in electronics and heavy industry paid. Think of companies like Nokia and Kone. Like Israel, Finland has a small and a well-knit population of well educated people. This strength enabled it to grow strong in the service & the information revolution since the 1980s. If it wasn't for that investment in those industries Finland would most likely still be an economic backwater.

    Denmark on the other hand has been extremely wealthy for centuries. You have to remember it was a major major major major major major major colonial power back in the day. Did I mention they were a major colonial power? Like Sweden it stayed neutral during both world wars, it was occupied by Nazi Germany during ww2 but there was pretty much no damage to the country during the occupation. So you take the Sweden/Swiss economic benefits of not fighting in two of the most destructive wars on the planet and you also combined the fact that they were already an extremely wealthy country for centuries.

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    Noliving

    I am deeply suspicious that an AK-47 or 7.62X39mm bullets would have that type of range to hit a plane that is 1,500 meters in the air. Maximum effective range from an AK-47 for the average shooter is around 400-500 meters, for some incredibly skilled shots you are talking maybe 800 meters, keep this in mind we are talking about stationary targets. This is a plane that is probably traveling at least 120 mph during descent. The only possible way I can think of that someone with that caliber could hit them is if the plane was flying next to a mountain and someone was on that mountain within about 800 meters of the plane at a similar altitude.

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    Noliving

    So gun crimes are at an acceptably low level compared with the USA's OECD peers, are they?

    OK.....ummm what don't you understand when someone tells you that the trend shows that violence, gun violence specifically, is going down in the US? All that matter is a down ward trend, as long as it is going down year to year it will eventually reach what you consider to be an acceptable level SenseNotSoCommon. This isn't a race. Also the only real way to determine if a system of laws is working is if it is reducing crime rates or if it is already keeping low crime rates low.

    Besides the differences in homicides rates at most is 5 per 100,000 people. That is really a trivial difference, if I was to go to you and tell you that this car brand had a driver fatality rate of 5 people for every 100,000 accidents its cars were in and another car brand had a driver fatality rate of 1 for ever 100,000 accidents it cars were in would you say to yourself that the difference is so large that the brand of cars with 5 deaths per 100,000 drivers is a death trap compared to the 1 driver death per 100,000 accidents or would you say the difference in safety is so small so trivial that it would not be a major consideration when it came to you purchasing what vehicle you bought?

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