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    Noliving

    And now the American invasion of Cuba begins! No scrap of Cuban culture will remain within 10 years! Muahahahhahahaha!

    Posted in: U.S., Cuba to announce plan to open embassies

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    Noliving

    Let me make clear that the Violence Policy Center was countering assertions by the NRA and others who were claiming the necessity of guns in self-defense, meaning bang, bang. Here is a quote from the Japan Times: "Contrary to what the gun lobby argues, personal firearms in the United States are rarely used for self-defense, a gun control advocacy group said Wednesday. "In an analysis of FBI and other federal government data, the nonprofit Violence Policy Center said Americans are far more likely to hurt themselves or others when handling a lethal weapon. "In 2012, it said, only 259 'justifiable homicides' involving a private citizen were reported, compared to 8,342 criminal homicides committed with a gun."

    @Kabukilover - Curious but don't you see the issue with only defining self-defense as killing the assailant? I mean by this definition the warning shot the Japanese police officer did would not be considered an act of self defense with a firearm.

    Posted in: World shocked at enduring racism, gun violence in U.S.

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    Noliving

    It was this guy's father who gave him the gun as a 21st birthday present. So even if he was a "loon", he still would have gotten the gun.

    It is actually being reported now that the father gave him only money for his birthday, but they are not reporting how much money.

    When will the rights of people like these nine victims trump the rights of the folks who want to have the right to carry a weapon in public capable of ending another's life?

    Do you believe those rights are mutually exclusive?

    Posted in: World shocked at enduring racism, gun violence in U.S.

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    Noliving

    The joke is, as one study concluded, guns are seldom used in self-defense.

    kabukilover, it is important to note that the study you are referring to didn't include firearms that were used to defend someone but were not discharged, in other words situations in which an assault is ended by merely presenting a firearm., and further, if I'm not mistaken the number it presents are only those in which the attacker was killed, so it doesn't include the number of attackers that were shot and wounded but not killed and it doesn't include situations in which the person shot at their attacker but missed.

    Posted in: World shocked at enduring racism, gun violence in U.S.

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    Noliving

    B. Weddings are expensive and Divorces sometimes twice as expensive

    One of the guys I work with he spent over $50,000 dollars on lawyer fees for his divorce.

    Posted in: Cost-conscious males make for stingy relationships

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    Noliving

    Just noticed a typo in my previous post, typing one handed while getting a drip might to that.

    They really do need an edit function on this, Mod's when are you going to add an edit function to this?

    Now civilians stand very little chance against the US Armed Forces if the Government decides to use them. US Forces are better equipped (tanks, fighter planes, etc) and way better trained.

    Not as true of a statement as you would think, look at Iraq and Afghanistan. The truth of the matter is that if US soldiers engage the enemy without artillery or air support they are surprisingly on equal footing with those that just only carry a rifle or a shotgun and some homemade explosives.

    What the civilian population lacks in sophisticated weapon systems they would more then make up for in numbers. The USA is to large of a landmass and the US military is to small and spread out for the landmass and population size to be able to contain a civilian uprising. The distance for example from Paris to Moscow is basically the same distance from LA to St. Louis and if you go the y axis the distance from Dallas to Fargo is around 1,000 miles. Just do the square mileage and then realize there is around ~100 million people living in that area alone.

    Posted in: Suspect caught in South Carolina church shooting rampage

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    Noliving

    Another massacre in America. Its not even in any of the headlines in most major news services and publications around the world.

    What are you talking about? BBC is carrying it, CNN is carrying it, JapanToday is carrying it, SmithinJapan's favorite news source the CBC is carrying it.

    More like people who take anxiety drugs kill people. Once again, we find out that he was on some type of drug that altered his mood. He was arrested earlier this year, and the police found on him Suboxone, which is a habit-forming drug that has been connected with sudden outbursts of aggression.

    The more plausible explanation at the moment is that this was motivated by racism and not by the side effects of drugs. Usually sudden outbursts of aggression don't motivate you to travel so far and for so long in one direction to attack a very specific target.

    Gun massacres are here to stay and that's just the path we've chosen. Families and kids will be shot, sometimes in large groups at once, because people really like their Constitutionally protected hobby. The end

    I have no problem saying that or owning it, especially when considering that gun homicides and non-fatal assaults are on a downward trajectory.

    Posted in: Suspect caught in South Carolina church shooting rampage

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    Noliving

    Their own actions are in fact furthering the objective they are trying to fight. They are playing right into the ISIS leader's hands.

    True but then again the opposite is also true, the more ISIS kills the more people join forces to oppose ISIS by force. All conflicts will result in more people joining a side because they were the victims or know someone who died at the hands of the opposing force. How many people in Germany joined the Nazi party/military during WW2 because of allied bombings or because they were friends with or a relative of a German/Nazi soldier who was killed by the Allied forces and wanted to "avenge" that person's death. I imagine quite a few did.

    How many people joined the Confederates during the American civil war because their friends and family members were killed by Union Forces? I imagine quite a few did.

    The above issue becomes a strategic issue when you are not able to "route" the opponent fast enough from their positions and or kill them off faster then they can recruit new soldiers.

    Posted in: A year later, U.S. struggles to stop IS onslaught

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    Noliving

    I dunno. He must have been exercising SOME right beloved by gun nuts.

    OK.....So if he didn't have the right, like he didn't have the right to a pipe bomb or an armored vehicle, this incident would have been what? Never happened? Less deadly? What?

    Posted in: Suspect dead after night of mayhem in Dallas

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    Noliving

    although even the best air rifles can be wildly inaccurate at the best of times. But if they think they are honestly practicing shooting, they're not.

    The best air rifles can give you dime size shot placements at ranges of at least 50 yards out. So I would disagree in stating they are widely iinaccurate. The fundamentals of shooting a gun are the same regardless if it is a firearm, airgun, water gun, etc. Some ammunition will be more susceptible to air/wind and others just don't have enough pressure, usually gas pressure, behind them to give them the range or force necessary to be practical for anything other than target shooting.

    Posted in: Taking aim

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    Noliving

    I hate to sound like a broken record but XP was one of the best windows versions.

    Well then you clearly weren't around when between the years 2001 and 2004(release of SP2). A lot of people complained and hated it. Especially the fact that it had what was called a Fisher-Price GUI.

    Posted in: Microsoft to launch Windows 10 on July 29

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    Noliving

    So, the invasion was a bad idea? I really can't tell from that confusing and strangely punctuated sentence.

    Easy, it means he agrees with the goal, that doesn't mean agrees with how it was done/executed.

    Posted in: Chinese weaponry spotted on artificial island, U.S. says

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    Noliving

    Uh... dude? Why would an anti-vaccine person be in the doctor's office asking about vaccines?

    Easy, they are there for another reason like an annual physical and wish to challenge the doctor on the subject.

    People who want vaccines get them. People who don't want them don't get them. And who defines what a dumb question is?

    Right and there is a growing call that vaccines should not be voluntary but mandatory. Well your question about why would an anti-vaccine person being the doctor's office would qualify as one.

    People who can't distinguish between "your" and "you're"?

    Meh, a typo. Not a big deal.

    Posted in: 2 hospitals to lose 'advanced treatment hospital' status after patients' deaths

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    Noliving

    If a doctor is irritated by my questions, he's out. That's a major red flag for me. It suggests that he can't explain his actions (and therefore doesn't really understand them) and is arrogant (which means more likely make mistakes).

    Well if your one of those anti-vaccine people and you keep asking dumb questions; like does it cause autism, then yes I can see where a doctor would become irritated with the questions.

    Posted in: 2 hospitals to lose 'advanced treatment hospital' status after patients' deaths

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    Noliving

    What happens if China decides to stop lending money to US and sells off most of the US debts of more than $1261 billion dollars that China is holding ?

    Well China stopped lending money to the US in 2011 and didn't just start lending money again a few months ago.

    If China was to dump US debt, keep in mind the Chinese would be getting US dollars back, they would either have to buy hard assets or buy other currencies with the proceeds they just received in US currency. Because China needs the income, why else would they have bought US Treasures in the first place, they would then have to invest in currencies that would make them money like the Euro, Yen, Franc, etc.

    That purchasing of those currencies would result in those currencies soaring in value which would cause those countries and organization to re-balance and the only practical option for those countries and or organization to re-balance would be to buy US dollars.

    Meaning American debt that it once hold would now be in the hands of US allies and China would be left with a portfolio that its asset managers did not want in the first place.....

    Posted in: U.S. hopes Chinese island-building will spur Asian response

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    Noliving

    http://articles.latimes.com/2005/mar/10/opinion/oe-boot10 http://www.historynet.com/worth-the-cost-justificaton-of-iwo-jima-invasion.htm Except for Truk and later Guam, pretty much the whole of the Japanese held islands in the Pacific, particularly after 1944, were just marooned garrisons destined to starve to death as they could no longer be supplied.

    None of your links say that the strategy of island hoping as whole was an obscene waste of materials and life. All your links talk about is Iwo Jima and the fact that they, US military, had to come up with some PR for why they had bad intelligence on Japanese defenses on the island. That is hardly evidence that the island hopping campaign as a whole was wasteful.

    Posted in: Asia-Pacific militaries seek to develop amphibious skills

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    Noliving

    Expect for the massive rise in Colon Cancers, Obesity, CFS, diabetes and a host of other diseases.

    Gee I wonder how much of that is due to the fact that people eat a lot more today then they have at anytime in history and are living far longer.......

    There has never been a time in human history that food is this plentiful and cheap as it is today and humans on average have never lived as long either....

    Posted in: If you don't want your food genetically modified, tell nature to stop it.

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    Noliving

    revisionist WWII history shows that the whole island hopping campaign in the Pacific was an obscene waste of material and nearly suicidal for the U.S.

    Really? What source do you have for that?

    Also you do realize that the USMC is actually the cheapest of the branches and I just don't mean as a grand total but on a per capita basis. It would make more sense to get rid of the Army.

    Posted in: Asia-Pacific militaries seek to develop amphibious skills

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    Noliving

    A horrendous crime inflicting death and injury on innocent victims but no matter how horrendous the crime the death penalty can never be justified.

    Really? Lets say you have a convicted criminal who is a grave threat to the rest of society and due to whatever circumstances you do not have the facilities and or human resources to hold/contain this person adequately and as a result the prisoner's escape is highly likely. One could argue that in such a scenario the death penalty could very well be justified.

    Posted in: Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death

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    Noliving

    Gee if only there had been a good guy with a gun present this horrible tragedy would have been avoided.

    Well seeing as good guys with guns were already on the scene at the time the incident started and no innocents were killed or wounded.......it would appear that good guys with guns did in fact prevent a massacre of innocent people.......

    Posted in: 9 dead in Texas shootout among rival biker gangs

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