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    Noliving

    My husband would volunteer but he's too busy locked in a room with his computer. I would love to know what he spends all those hours doing.

    @mataka: Well why don't you volunteer your husband for him then?

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    Noliving

    Screw halloween, my local sam's club already has Christmas decorations out for sale!

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    Noliving

    Shame on you and your casual dismissal of so many sweet, sacrosanct lives.

    You, Strangerland, SmithinJapan have made repeated calls for restrictions to be put on firearms use as well as been highly condescending to owners of firearms. You justify your malicious attitude by attempting to wrap it in some faux "caring about saving people's lives" nonsense, while purposefully ignoring any number of behaviors that many (and nearly definitely you) participate in throughout society that kill just as many people if not more people than firearms. Such as Alcohol for instance.

    Get over yourself. You do not care about their lives. You hate firearms, you hate the recreational ownership and usage of firearms.

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    Noliving

    But even if we do consider just accidents, in 2010, there were 606 deaths in the United States resulting from "unintentional firearms injuries". That matches the entire homicide rate for the UK that year (of which, purely as a matter of mild interest, 60 were killed with firearms). For a nation in which gun advocates, in your opinion, are firm supporters of responsible use, that's not a very good record, and those are only the deaths. The actual number of accidental shootings is of course much higher.

    Actually it is a phenomenal good record when you put it into context. There are nearly 300 million+ firearms in circulation in the USA, you factor in that there is no federal laws that requires gun training before purchasing a firearm. You then also factor in the argument that guns are designed to kill people and kill people as fast as possible You also factor in there are over 100,000 accidental deaths in the USA each year, in fact 25,000 people die each year in the USA from accidental falls alone.

    601 accidental gun deaths in a country that has over 300 million guns is pretty low.

    So advocating "responsible gun ownership" for the public, is an oxymoron, and impossible.

    Actually Stranger it is not an oxymoron.

    I'm a rancher & use firearms regularly in managing my property--without them, I'd likely be out of business due to destructive invasive species, so I'd say they're necessary to my job. Would you be okay with people like me having them?

    Jennifer you need to understand that Stranger believes that gun ownership is just wrong, he is against gun ownership by civilians as a principle. Ask him if he is OK with civilians drinking alcohol, which kills over 88,000 Americans every year, and whether or not he thinks the Please Drink Responsibly messages during the ads are an oxymoron. Ask him who he would rather own something that is designed to kill:

    Someone who has no intention of using it for what it was designed for(Sportshooter) or someone who is train to use it for what it is designed for(law enforcement and military).

    But, while car accident deaths among young people have been steadily declining over the past decade, gun deaths have remained relatively unchanged.

    It depends on what the deaths are, are they homicides, suicides or accidents. Gun homicides among the youth have been steadily declining since 2006 while gun suicides have been increasing since 2006. Those are going to be much more difficult to stop as they are deliberate deaths where as car accident deaths are not deliberate and it is lot easier to prevent a death that was not done on purpose than one that is.

    http://www.childtrends.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/70_fig1.jpg

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    Noliving

    Would note that in California some gun ranges have policies something like first-time customers to the range have to bring a buddy, to show they are not paranoid loner losers that might shoot up the gun range if unaccompanied. I don't know what incident(s) provided the impetus for that.

    The reason for that policy turbotsat is they are afraid the person is going to commit suicide, not because they are going to shoot up the place.

    But would expect firing ranges to put some kinds of procedures in place to avoid what happened on firing line in MA and NV.

    That begs the question is such rules or procedures a fair balance, if such an incident occurs once every six years where hundreds of thousands if not millions of people fire such firearms and they fire millions of bullets and you only save one life possibly two during those six years at thousands of gun ranges is that really a fair rule/procedure/law? Lets say you go to legally enforce such rules at the hundreds if not thousands of gun ranges, is it even cost effective?

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    Noliving

    You ought to find it very believable - even more than I do.

    Wipeout and Jimizo - This article/opinion article might give you some insight:

    http://time.com/3211885/guns-children-firing-range-uzi/

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    Noliving

    851 unintentional US gun deaths in 2011. That's an ocean of tears

    Sensenotsocommon - I think the comment you are quoting was about the per capita rate. At 851 deaths that comes out to a per capita rate of 0.2745 per 100,000k, basically the same as Japan's homicide rate; then you also have to factor in that over 100,000 people dies from accidents in the US each year and guns make up less than 1% of all accidental deaths. So if we look at it from that point of view it is really uncommon.

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    Noliving

    Not sure if I will ever understand the fanatic gun hobby of conservative Americans.

    Simple answer: Fun as hell. Same reason why people engage in casual sex or consume alcohol for recreation.

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    Noliving

    People seem to be waiting longer to replace PCs and are increasingly tempted by alternate computing platforms, according to IDC.

    That is not really a surprise considering that most people only use a pc to surf the web, read and write email, and read and write office suite documents. The hardware caught up around 2006 where you could run all of that software to the point where speed was really no longer an issue. I should know as the pc I'm writing this comment was built in Dec of 2006, and it runs windows 7 just fine.

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    Noliving

    There should be NO REASON WHAT SO EVER for any one in the us to handle an Uzi

    But there is one, recreational target shooting. :P

    It'd take at least a few newsworthy incidents before states and gun range owners get the picture.

    I think you are overestimating how frequently gun range accidents such as this one occurs. It is very rare.

    I'm not sure what you are referring to - I didn't say that.

    He is referring to his original comment. He was saying that it would take a few newsworthy incidents at gun ranges where people where taking their children or an inexperienced person before they get the picture that you shouldn't hand machine guns to teenagers or younger.

    He was confused as he interpreted your statement to mean there are dozens if not hundreds of incidents of where machine guns at gun ranges cause this type of incident.

    Quite frankly why should a very rare incident such as this change anything? You go 12 years without a single incident at the gun range; I'm not surprised why they wouldn't change anything.

    200 people a day die from alcohol in the USA and the only thing that changes is the bac gets slightly lowered once a decade if that.

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    Noliving

    Why is it always male teachers in Japan but in the USA it is always female teachers?

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    Noliving

    Believe it or not but it is not unheard of for married women to give birth to children and not even realize they were pregnant. I have met women who were pregnant who did not have a baby bump, granted it is not common but I'm not surprised that the parents didn't know she was pregnant.

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    Noliving

    Can we change this appalling sexist headline. A 27 year-old is not a girl.

    Considering the maturity level of those in their twenties, especially the female sex, in Japan I would say that "girl" is an appropriate word.

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    Noliving

    Comprehensive reform is required; this will, though, likely entail a certain amnesty, which is anathema to the Tea Partiers, so it won't happen until after November - if ever, as long as the House remains in their hands.

    The problem is that even if you exclude the amnesty basically what comprehensive reform looks like is that in order for it to be effective is that it is going to be that anyone that comes to the USA for economic reasons will be let in and those that want to bring their families will automatically get to immediately. Outside of criminals it will basically be an open border policy. Because if you don't do that you end up with the exact same problem with economic migrants just crossing the border regardless if they are allowed or not because they want the money.

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    Noliving

    The biggest item in this bill is for the National Guard to militarize the border. Anyone with any knowledge of the situation will tell you how foolish this is: Like, after transversing a thousand miles atop a train and dealing with people who would kill you as soon as look at you, the presence of people on the border whose job is to take care of you is going to deter you? These kids are apparently already seeking out Border Patrol agents to surrender!

    The reason why the national guard was sent to the border was because the shear number of children giving themselves up to border patrol meant that an enormous amount of border patrol agents were processing these children rather than out on the border patrolling, this left huge gaps on the border, in order to fill those gaps national guard units were sent help patrol the border.

    "Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, said that the cartels are taking advantage of U.S. laws, which require special treatment for the children. He said nearly 40 percent of Border Patrol manpower has been shifted to manage the children, leaving the cartels with a free hand to conduct their other criminal activities.

    The cartels purposely cross between ports of entry to tie up Border Patrol manpower, creating holes in our enforcement and facilitating their other lines of business, such as drug smuggling and the smuggling of known criminals into the U.S. Make no mistake, this is big business for the cartels,” Mr. Judd said in testimony he will deliver Wednesday to the House Judiciary Committee.

    Meanwhile, immigration agents who used to focus on fugitive criminals within the U.S. interior have also been pulled off the job and sent to help with processing the illegal immigrant children, according to Christopher Crane, the union chief for interior enforcement personnel."

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/24/dhs-chief-congress-i-cant-explain-surge-illegals/?#ixzz39LRu2q00

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    Noliving

    If you want to know what happens to a nation's farming industry after one of these corporate trade deals look at Mexico. NAFTA destroyed the traditional farming industry in that country and ended up driving millions unemployed Mexicans north into the US. When a small Mexican village's small farmers went out of business, the local dry good sellers closed, the small banks closed, etc, etc....

    That is false, mexico's agricultural exports to the USA more than tripled since the NAFTA was implemented. In fact before NAFTA the USA ran a $1.7 billion dollar trade surplus with Mexico, they now run a $60+ billion dollar trade deficit with Mexico. Mexico's non oil exports increased by over 300%, and foreign direct investment has increased by more than 14 times since NAFTA.

    Also the imports of corn is yellow corn used to feed livestock while Mexico primarily produced white corn, another point to make is that only around 6% of Mexico's farms are considered efficient/profitable. The real issue with the poor farmers is caused by Mexican corruption, for example Procampo, a government programme meant to provide a minimum income for every farmer, was hijacked years ago by agribusiness, with a big slice of its annual budget of $1.4 billion going to large-scale farmers in the northern part of Mexico. Four-fifths of farmers have fewer than five hectares (12 acres), according to the ministry of agriculture.

    The truth of the matter is that if you're a farmer with 12 acres you were never going to be able compete on a global or even a national scale with or without tariffs on imports, that 12 acres of food is really just for yourself and only yourself. They can't produce enough food for their entire population, not even close. But here is the best part, corn production in Mexico has grown from 18 million tonnes to 24 million tonnes.

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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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