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  • -4

    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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  • -1

    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.

    Posted in: Texas gunman kills 6, including 4 children

  • -3

    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.

    Posted in: Texas gunman kills 6, including 4 children

  • 0

    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.

    Posted in: U.S. urges China to let Hong Kong's voices be heard

  • 0

    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.

    Posted in: Chicago stunned by outbreak of weekend shootings

  • 0

    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.

    Posted in: U.S. urges China to let Hong Kong's voices be heard

  • 0

    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.

    Posted in: U.S. urges China to let Hong Kong's voices be heard

  • 0

    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.

    Posted in: U.S. urges China to let Hong Kong's voices be heard

  • 2

    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

    Posted in: U.S. urges China to let Hong Kong's voices be heard

  • 0

    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.

    Posted in: U.S. urges China to let Hong Kong's voices be heard

  • 0

    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.

    Posted in: Woman arrested for fatal abuse of 3-year-old stepdaughter

  • 0

    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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  • 0

    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.

    Posted in: Gunmen open fire on jet landing in Pakistan, killing one passenger

  • 0

    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?

    Posted in: 2 killed, multiple others wounded in Miami shooting

  • 2

    Noliving

    That's a failure in logic. One incident does not make prove country unsafe.

    To be fair here Strangerland you claimed that the shooting by Elliot Rodger was the ultimate proof that the USA was a Broken State. You didn't state it was all other shootings including the one by Elliot Rodger but you were very specific in stating it was the Elliot Rodger and only the Elliot Rodger incident that was the ultimate proof that the USA was Broken State. So its not like you yourself don't engage in such failure of logic.

    Posted in: Youth attacks 70-year-old man with ice pick in Yokohama park

  • -1

    Noliving

    If your assumption is correct, and this person got hold of a weapon illegally, doesn't that show the gun laws are not working?

    Nope, what shows if it is working or not are rates or statistics not a single incident. So far the rates shown a downward trend in gun crimes.

    Posted in: 2 killed, multiple others wounded in Miami shooting

  • 1

    Noliving

    Actually Dutchduck does have a point in that such above condition when stolen has a higher chance of being apprehended by the authorities than cars that are let's say, parked at night when people are asleep.

    Oh I understand that point but the idea that unlocked cars with the engine running don't increase the odds of the car being stolen is ludicrous. This is what he said:

    Cars with running engines are NOT thief magnets

    In other words - In general unlocked cars with the engine running don't increase the odds that a car thief will pick your car over one that is locked and the engine isn't running.

    Posted in: Car stolen with two young children in back seat

  • 1

    Noliving

    It's like talking to a wall.... normally cars don't get stolen in broad daylight in Japan

    That is not an answer to my question. If a person is looking to steal a car, any car, what would be more attractive than a car that is unlocked with the key in the ignition and the engine turned on?

    Dutch, you basically stated that a car that is unlocked with the engine turned on doesn't significantly increase the risks of the car getting stolen or as you put it is not a car thief magnet. You can't possibly expect people to believe that the fact that you believe is amazing. That would be like saying if someone's laptop was left outside with it turned on and logged in that it wouldn't be a thief magnet.

    Posted in: Car stolen with two young children in back seat

  • 1

    Noliving

    First of all, for the noobs arrived in Japan, Japan is not a country like the US where one constantly has the feeling of being harmed or robbed by criminals. Occasionally it happens but it's far from regularity like in the US or UK. This is why people are more lax with leaving ignition keys and kids.

    In other words complacency. That is not something to be proud of, it is a very fatal weakness. Complacency kills.

    Cars with running engines are NOT thief magnets

    So if a thief is looking to steal a car what would be a bigger magnet than a car that isn't locked and the engine is running?

    this is not the USA, Europe or any perother place, this is Japan.

    Why should we care if it is Japan? Just because an event is rare doesn't mean you should be allowed to take such risks or be so complacent when you can very easily and with almost no effort take steps that pretty much eliminate the risk. That is like saying the odds of you getting into a car crash is so low that you should be allowed to be complacent and not put on a seat belt.

    Posted in: Car stolen with two young children in back seat

  • -2

    Noliving

    So it was all the Iraqi leaders fault and had nothing to do with anything the US did or didn't do? Why not admit it? The US screwed up.

    Nope. Before the US left the Iraq military had high morale and excellent training being provided by the US military. Promotions and high ranking positions in the Iraq military were being given based off of merit. Once the US left, this includes the training, Maliki immediately started influencing the military chain of command by having those in higher ranks and senior officers based off of their loyalty to Maliki rather than based off of their merit. Training quality began to immediately suffer because Maliki refused to have US trainers and advisers stationed in Iraq, combined with the poor training and promotions and senior officer positions being given out based off of loyalty the morale started to just nose dive in the lower ranks. When you have officers who are officers not because of their ability it is not surprising why the Iraq military would easily fold when faced with a threat.

    What exactly did the US do or not do that would cause the quality of the Iraq military to degrade in quality after we left?

    And after reducing several cities to rubble and killing untold thousands, they just dropped it and ran home. They could at least have finished the job.

    OH COME ON! The US wanted to keep troops in the US to help continue train and advise the Iraq military. Maliki wanted none of it, he wanted them all gone which is why Iraq never came to an agreement post 2011. Plus you are going to tell me before 2011 that you were not calling for a full withdrawal of American forces from Iraq or that you didn't think the US military pulling out in 2011 was a good thing. You are going to tell me that you agreed with President Bush's Surge when he announced it and that you didn't agree with those who thought it was absurd?

    Posted in: Iraqi leaders to blame for army's collapse: U.S.

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