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by Calculus
Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:41 pm
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The logic in that is hard to find I'm not trying to hurt anyone's feelings, but this man also said better be safe than sorry NASA also said better safe than sorry... Car manufacturers say better safe than sorry... Many people say better safe than sorry... I dont really get what you mean by that. Ar...
by Calculus
Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:40 am
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I did not imply that that could be a cornerstone... I think. Anyway, not what I meant.

I was just trying to analyze the possible extreme cases, and to see the advantages of both sides.

hmm...
by Calculus
Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:14 am
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Topic: If you could ask God one question ...
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Heres a thought... what if YOU are wrong. Ive heard the saying; 'Far better to be Christian and wrong than to be Aethist and right.' A simple analysis of this statement might go as follows; Lets pretend that you believe in a God, and that this God has supplied a way into heaven and/or hell. If you a...
by Calculus
Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:39 pm
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Ahem, now that thats out of my system, back to the matter at hand. 2. I'd like to know what percentage of people are killed by guns, knifes, poison, by hand or any other object (except guns). Well, I found lots of numbers that all contradict each other... Not much help. 1. Leads me to the question: ...
by Calculus
Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:36 am
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Again...Why ? I could requote everything posted above and put it all in a nice list for you, or you could read it... If you cannot see the use for weapons by yourself, then I'm afraid that I can't help you. See, I used to think that some people like blowing things up, that some people like to hit a...
by Calculus
Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:10 am
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A new world record for understatement, right here on SPCR! Hahaha! Yup... Was just trying to get the point across that weapons do have a point, and they aren't going anywhere fast. An ounce of logical discussion goes a long way... Anyway, Neil, I can't help but wonder what you are trying to get acr...
by Calculus
Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:19 pm
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Is there any logical rationalization for a gun that shoots 1000 rounds per minute? Marksmanship, game hunting, self protection, sure. But there's no reason to make guns, real or fake, if the intended use is for hunting humans. Firstly, you might be interested in this article by PM... http://www.pop...
by Calculus
Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:22 am
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Please reread the whole sentence that you partially quoted -- you've distorted the meaning of what I wrote. sorry, Neil, I didn't really think that it was logical that you meant that Tom Dick and Harry were really out to get you... Typical archenemies, I guess. All rights must be balanced against t...
by Calculus
Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:13 pm
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Woa! Hold your horses, Neil... This is not a sound basis for a good argument. Its not that simple. For one, the weapons that you just listed are rather expensive, don't you think? Way out of the price range of average joe (although I'm sure he would love to have one so he could blast your home into ...
by Calculus
Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:24 pm
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Topic: Human [rights], what are those to you?
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Well, I live in the US, and here's my opinion... For a long list of human rights, you might look at the Bill of Rights in the Constitution... For example: The Bill of Rights prohibits Congress from making any law respecting an establishment of religion, forbids infringement of the right to keep and ...
by Calculus
Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:09 pm
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Ok, let the show begin...

:wink: :lol: :D :o :P :twisted:

Wow, just discovered that thread is twelve pages long...
by Calculus
Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:29 am
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Sorry 'bout that, I was just looking for a quick reply to Neil, who seems to be all too anxious to tell us about guns and death...

Relativly new here, so please bear with me... Haven't dug through all the old threads yet,
by Calculus
Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:42 pm
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The problem of trying to ban any type of gun, be it handgun or heavy assault, is that it opens the gate. Once the system is set and heavy assault guns get banned, whats going to make those in control stop? We know that the dream for many is to have a gun free america, and were these people to get in...
by Calculus
Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:39 am
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Here's two scenarios: Scenario 1: A Madman carrying an ILLEGAL AK-47 walks into a store and starts unloading his clip into the crowd. The people panic and run around trying to find cover but can't get out of store. When the madman's clip runs out, he calmly reloads with a fresh clip and starts syste...
by Calculus
Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:59 pm
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Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
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First off, WOW, thats a lot of typing... China, Cuba Chinas pop density, as you said is ----138 Cuba pop density is ---------------------102 United Kingdom --------------------------246 Germany ---------------------------------232 Italy----------------------------------------193 Poland--------------...
by Calculus
Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:16 pm
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Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
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To get back on point... Redistributing wealth is communism. The ideal system is to be ruled lightly by a strong government. Its this thing called freedom, which you seem to be letting go of so easily. I cannot help but wonder what we thought would happen when we started to slowly but surely chip awa...
by Calculus
Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:28 am
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Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
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If things were truly as you say, then we wouldn't be here. If the republicans were in any way succeeding (which you seem to be saying) then wouldn't things be different? Two stations is hardly what I would consider the mass media. FACT is the liberals in control now, and you can't deny it. but you k...
by Calculus
Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:58 am
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Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
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Im getting fed up with the republican antics and them trying to call this 'bailout' some sort of socialism. Its a total BS propaganda tactic. Who owns the mass media! Who has infiltrated every single household with its propaganda?! You think that the far right is bad, why dont you look at your own ...
by Calculus
Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:57 am
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Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
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*grumbles* What you seem to have forgotten was how the United States used to be! We did not get here by high taxation. We did not get here by making things what you call 'FAIR Sorry, but I thought it was evident that I was talking to 'undertheradar'... By 'FAIR' I was refering to what he had said, n...
by Calculus
Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:37 am
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Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
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Ahem, sorry for the mistake... I misread the webpage I was reading, what it really said was that the rate was decreasing... Oh, and remember that information can be found to support anything on the internet. As far as 'FAIR' tax, the unfortunate truth is that 'FAIR' means that the rich pay more (hig...
by Calculus
Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:45 am
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Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
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Most objects in the basement aren't worth much That was merely a figure of speech, I wasn't actually thinking of boxes of useless junk. You still haven't addressed my point about the rich. Fact is, there are LESS millionaires/billionaires in the United States now then there were a couple years ago,...
by Calculus
Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:08 pm
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Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
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Ahh... So you think that the more you own the more you should pay? And that this applies to things stored in your basement? This sounds lopsided... You should not be taxed on what you own, only on what you make. How much that the top 5 percent owns should not have any implication in the matter... On...
by Calculus
Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:51 am
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Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
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It would seem that the "rich" are already paying most of the taxes... In 2007 the top 25 percent were paying 85 percent of the taxes, when they made only 65 percent of the income... The bottom 50 percent payed only 3 percent of the taxes when they made 13 percent of the income... Here is a hypotheti...