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by Uji
2014 Mar 11 10:47
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: Is America becoming a Third World Country?
Replies: 131
Views: 22264

Re: Is America becoming a Third World Country?

Thanks again, Coondog. If we can't smile at this nonsense, there's nothing left but despair -- or self-destructive rage. http://abearsrant.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/pogo-we-have-met-the-enemy.jpg We've met the enemy, and it's us -- not that infinitely vague "them" that's trying to des...
by Uji
2014 Jan 08 11:29
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: American Healthcare
Replies: 732
Views: 37173

Re: American Healthcare

:police: Get real, people. 30% of the population of Rockbridge County is uninsured. The Rockbridge Area Health Center is the only thing standing between these people and destitution. RAHC has helped enroll 100s of residents (so far) in Obamacare. They are getting good policies with premiums they can...
by Uji
2013 Aug 17 12:04
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: Unchecked Power
Replies: 144
Views: 13559

Re: Unchecked Power

Well, Fangz, it's looking like you were closer to the truth of things than I was. NSA is way out beyond its over site, and O's claims to the contrary are more hopeful thinking than the truth of the matter. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57598928/nsa-abuses-contradict-obama-and-congressional-cla...
by Uji
2013 Aug 14 10:16
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: Unchecked Power
Replies: 144
Views: 13559

Re: Unchecked Power

fangz1956 wrote:Snowden, Manning and others who have been (and are being) persecuted and prosecuted for blowing the whistle.

"Persecuted" for breaking the law? I don't understand...
by Uji
2013 Aug 14 10:09
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: BANG !
Replies: 1380
Views: 74438

Re: BANG !

I highly recoment Saul Cornell's "A Well-Regulated Militia" http://www.amazon.com/Well-Regulated-Militia-Founding-Fathers-Origins/dp/0195341031/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1376489223&sr=8-1&keywords=saul+cornell Here is the publishers abstract: Americans are deeply divided over the ...
by Uji
2013 Aug 12 11:03
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: BANG !
Replies: 1380
Views: 74438

Re: I am Treyvon Martin, NOT

crux wrote: Until we know our history, we can but guess at destiny.

Do you find that knowing your history enables you to know your destiny? Wow, you must be a wiz at the stock market! :wink:
by Uji
2013 Aug 12 10:56
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: Mother Nature ONLY
Replies: 106
Views: 7307

Re: Mother Nature ONLY

Well said, WiseOne.
by Uji
2013 Aug 12 10:54
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: Unchecked Power
Replies: 144
Views: 13559

Re: Unchecked Power? I think not...

"Unchecked power"? Huh... -- Approved by both houses of Congress -- under two different party leaderships. -- Approved by two presidents of different parties. -- Approved by several different federal courts and their appointed representatives ... You may not like it, but the only power it ...
by Uji
2013 Aug 12 10:41
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: Bibles! Religion!
Replies: 293
Views: 23857

Re: For pity sake, spread LOVE

[b]I think there is a large percentage of Agnostics who grant room for the same thing. A wonder at the MIRACLE that is NATURE, and SCIENCE. A humble acquiescence to the notion that we can not know everything. That there are realms where we must guess, or abstain from certainty. Even the Christian h...
by Uji
2013 May 15 12:29
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: BANG !
Replies: 1380
Views: 74438

Re: BANG !

I take your point, WiseOne; but I don't see that it gets us anywhere. For example, there is a strong correlation by state between high rates of church attendance and high out-of-wedlock births -- as well as with high rates of gun ownership, child mortality, etc. Such things are certainly suggestive ...
by Uji
2013 May 14 10:18
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: BANG !
Replies: 1380
Views: 74438

Re: BANG !

Personally, I don't find the stats useful in this discussion. Firearms kill many people each year, but so do many other things. And we can argue about the correlation between firearm ownership and firearm fatality; the data, as I understand it from browsing the web, is at best ambiguous. MotherJones...
by Uji
2013 May 11 14:34
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: BANG !
Replies: 1380
Views: 74438

Re: Bottom Line

So, sycophantic disiplays aside, Uji. How does one just get past such crazy-making? The button pushing is just too much! How? We do what we tell our kids to do: we act like grownups. Ignore the button pushing and discuss the issues -- whether others are willing to or not. It's comforting to have en...
by Uji
2013 May 06 13:38
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: BANG !
Replies: 1380
Views: 74438

Re: BANG !

Come on, folks. Unless we're all get our own thread and just talk to ourselves, we gotta figure out how to do this without calling names. At least. We feel like we are just saying the same thing over and over. I get it. But that's life in the free marketplace of ideas. Nobody is obligated to listen ...
by Uji
2012 Dec 30 09:52
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: A Separate Reality
Replies: 139
Views: 9310

Re: A Separate Reality

...Don't argue just to be clever. Fair enough, Crux. But clever or not, I always try to answer the questions that you pose in your responses. Will you do the same? Your distinction between power and force is a useful one I've never thought much about. I'm not sure how it helps us with the gun regul...
by Uji
2012 Dec 30 09:46
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: Welcome to the Tea Party
Replies: 448
Views: 31570

Re: Welcome to the Tea Party

I guess I don't get out much, but I'm afraid that "tea-bagger" has no meaning to me other than an off-hand reference to a member of a Tea Party. If I insulted you, Crux, I apologize. (But, please spare me whatever alternative sexual meaning of the term you possess.) My unintended insult as...
by Uji
2012 Dec 30 09:35
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: BANG !
Replies: 1380
Views: 74438

Re: BANG !

...Are you serious? Every darned aspect of life and economics is "highly regulated". So you say, but you don't answer the question I ask. Why should guns be the exception? What would constitute proper regulation? I get it: you think there is too much regulation of everything. Fine. Now le...
by Uji
2012 Dec 30 09:29
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: BANG !
Replies: 1380
Views: 74438

Re: BANG !

...Did you read what I wrote? Yes, that's what I responded to. (Wish that you had answered my questions.) Still, you have to admit, when you write that the opinion of those who disagree with you is "their problem" and not yours, it doesn't sound like you have much interest in discussing t...
by Uji
2012 Dec 29 14:37
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: A Separate Reality
Replies: 139
Views: 9310

Re: A Separate Reality

Oh, I don't know, Crux... A nuclear bomb is a weapon of mass destruction whether wielded by a terrorist or NORAD. I don't see why a semi-automatic with a 30-round clip is any different. We're talking about the weapons, not the people who wield them. You may know the difference between unrestrained l...
by Uji
2012 Dec 29 14:15
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: BANG !
Replies: 1380
Views: 74438

Re: BANG !

I'm sure you brilliant anti gun people will not agree, but I see that as your problem and not mine. Does this mean you're not open to discussion? I hope not. You've made a good point about the numbers. What I'd like to hear you discuss is why you seem to think it's all or nothing? There are current...

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