FED GOV: ANNUAL AUTO-RELATED DEATHS THREE TIMES HIGHER THAN GUN-RELATED DEATHS. We have to ask. Why isn’t Dianne Feinstein banning assault cars?

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Navyvet2 January 6, 2013 at 12:12 pm

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Ah ha. It is the gasoline powered cars that are causing this slaughter. We need to ban gasoline powered cars. There were hardly any deaths by electric golf carts last year. So simply make everyone drive a vehicle that only goes 18 holes (In my case that would be about 40 miles but requires a couple recharges) and doesnt exceed 10 mph. There, what’s the problem?

Sidekick January 6, 2013 at 2:48 pm

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Ban life. In the end it’s fatal. There! Solved the insolvable.

Joe January 6, 2013 at 3:06 pm

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Is life fatal or is time fatal? If there’s an afterlife than life is not fatal, if there’s not than it’s time that’s killing us. I think a federal mandate stopping the progression of time would go a long way to ending everything bad.

Sidekick January 6, 2013 at 3:12 pm

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Isn’t time is a man-made construct? I’m certain that it is life that is killing us. Has to be.

Joe January 6, 2013 at 3:19 pm

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Our perception of time may be man-made. How we count it, how we deal with it, yes man-made. We’re made to live in four dimensions, with time allowing us to exercise the first three and allowing us to live our unique lives, but without time there would be no life. Everything would be still and nothing could happen. So I personally think time is the problem. We need to ban this terrible terrible thing.

Sidekick January 6, 2013 at 8:35 pm

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Okay, then I’m with you. We must ban time. It would solve everything. Utopia at last.

Joe January 6, 2013 at 9:03 pm

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Just give the democrats… time.

GhostntheMachine January 6, 2013 at 9:12 pm

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_542753&feature=iv&src_vid=ntm1YfehK7U&v=MUt7qmSvxLI

Couldn’t help it, shoot me. Oh, I forgot, they took your guns, bwaaahahahaha. Kidding, but glad I went and found it, classic.

Joe January 6, 2013 at 11:38 pm

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Sorry, I’m a closet punk-rocker.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3aaJ3d7I3E

Don’t hate.

danybhoy January 7, 2013 at 6:46 am

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Floyd are legends, but not exactly my speed. I would love to see them though. As for punk, not much into punk, however, there is a band I saw 3 times last year that is a combo of punk, rockabilly, & metal, with a touch of Johnny Cash. Volbeat is a Danish outfit that kicked my ass when 1st saw them live on Valentine’s Night as part of “Gigantour”, & I’m seeing them again this April in Minneapolis & maybe Winnipeg. Here is some live sh!t from Wacken Open Air last summer…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz9OmkHx250

…best new band I’ve seen in 15 years. Incredable live band.

poppajoe49 January 7, 2013 at 6:55 am

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If you want to hear some freaky-deaky music, check out early Floyd, when Syd Barrett was the main guy.
Their albums The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, Saucerful of Secrets, Ummagumma, and Atom Heart Mother are the stuff acid trips are made of.
But then there’s Tangerine Dream (they did some of the music for Risky Business) and Curved Air.

xgman January 7, 2013 at 7:36 am

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The four farts are the greatest band in the world.

GhostntheMachine January 7, 2013 at 7:52 am

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Why aren’t you in school? Does your Mom know you’re on-line?

sa_rose January 7, 2013 at 12:30 pm

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Time is fluid. Man has tried to tie it down, give it limits and rules, but Time ignores it all. Past, Present, Future, its all the same.

GhostntheMachine January 7, 2013 at 12:52 pm

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You sent me looking, this is free @ IMdb, scared the bejabbers out of me as a kid watching an old b&w rerun

http://www.imdb.com/video/hulu/vi2883299097/
Just watched it again, woo, funny watching it now and looking back at the fears, from here and now. {insert themes song, HERE}
IMbd is free, just give them a throwaway Email addy, but their library is huge, even Lost In Space episodes for PsychoDad, loads of old stuff, and some cool Indie shorts if you have the patience.

And Rose? You owe me a recipe, lmao, but you owe me an original.

sa_rose January 7, 2013 at 5:53 pm

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I;m happy to share a recipe but why do I owe you?

GhostntheMachine January 7, 2013 at 6:07 pm

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Long time ago, I asked for a ‘real’ family recipe you got and loved from your mom or G-mom, said you’d get back to me… think we both forgot.

Some reason this thread reminded me of it, ‘real’ food, I don’t cook often but I’d like to try what you think is worth sending.

drb January 7, 2013 at 6:56 pm

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I remember that…prolly about 2 months ago or so.

poppajoe49 January 7, 2013 at 10:21 pm

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I remember that too.

sa_rose January 8, 2013 at 8:42 am

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OK Sure. How about an easy one; Granny’s Mac and cheese

cook about 1/2 box of pasta (elbow, rigatta, penne)leaving it al dente.
In a container mmix 1 egg. lightly scrambled, 1 c of whole miolk (actually you can use anything, even evaporated milk) salt and a fair amt of black pepper to taste. Grate about 6 oz of xheese (we use sharp cheddar). Butter (or spray a cassserole dish. Layer pasta, cheese and the mmilk and egg ixture, leaving the top layer cheese (or bread crumbs if you prefer.) Cook in a 350 degree oven for about 30-45 minutes. Let sit for a few minutes, then serve. Not like reg mac and cheese with a sauce, but delicious!

flashingscotsman January 8, 2013 at 9:30 am

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Baked Mac-Cheese is always better.

PsychoDad January 9, 2013 at 9:45 am

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Thanks, but I’ve got all my LIS safely pirat — I mean fileshared safely away on my hard drive.

poppajoe49 January 7, 2013 at 4:55 am

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One major problem, if we stop the progression of time, then we will never see the end of the Obama term in office!
That will make everything worse!

Joe January 7, 2013 at 4:57 pm

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You’re right. Let’s speed up time instead and get this crap over with. Granted I’d have to give up my late 20′s and shoot right to my 30′s, but it’s a sacrifice I’d be willing to make. Just give me a couple weeks to buy more guns. You know, in case it really really sucks when we get there.

flashingscotsman January 11, 2013 at 8:36 am

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Wait. If time stopped, we wouldn’t have to pay back our debt. Right?

gs425 January 7, 2013 at 7:07 am

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This story is a bit misleading. To make a fair comparison all gun related deaths should be counted against all auto related deaths. The FBI info linked in the B/G article only mentions homicides and does not include suicides or accidental shootings. The CDC link includes all deaths by auto.

An accurate comparison would be accidents v accidents, suicides v suicides….

Joe January 8, 2013 at 9:42 pm

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There are many ways to commit suicide or accidentally die. Guns are one of those means, yet millions of people handle guns in this country on a daily basis and sleep peacefully at night with their family and loved ones in tact. So what’s your point? Fact is, far more guns are used for peaceful means by millions of law abiding citizens in this country than are ever used to harm another person. Do a little research and you’ll find countless times where citizens saved lives with their guns from evil people, just don’t look to the MSM because they don’t report it.

So what’s your point again?

flashingscotsman January 9, 2013 at 9:34 am

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George Polanin, 66, went to bed early one evening only to be awakened by noises coming from inside his home. He was upstairs and followed the sound of footsteps to the basement. when he reached the stairs. Polanin said he could see only the intruder’s feet. “… I got my weapon and basically told him I had a weapon, it was loaded and I will use it,” Polanin said. He then ordered the intruder to come out as he dialed 911. Polanin held the intruder at gunpoint until police arrived. (Kenosha News, Kenosha, WI, 10/17/12)

There’s hundreds more. http://www.americanrifleman.org/BlogList.aspx?cid=25&id=21

sa_rose January 9, 2013 at 9:38 am

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The one about the young Mom whose husband was deployed, some neighborhood yahoo tried to break in and do harm to her and/or her infant daughter. She shot him and protected herself, her daughter and her home. Sounds fair to me

PsychoDad January 9, 2013 at 9:49 am

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Not necessarily, since firearms are hardly necessary for suicide. There about five (5) licensed handguns in Japan, apart from police and military, and they still have one of the highest suicide rates in the world.

To be fair, suicide is still considered socially acceptable in Japan in a way it is not in the West.

Alien January 9, 2013 at 11:34 am

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yep.. Honorable Egress vs Sin

though you got me wondering, what are the most likely methods they use to off themselves (the Japanese guys especially.. i tend to believe that females go for the pills/wrists)

sa_rose January 10, 2013 at 8:00 am

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Pills are the most opular with women. THey tend to be neat. Men on the other hand, not so much

poppajoe49 January 10, 2013 at 4:25 pm

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I knew 3 people that committed suicide, 1 teenage boy, 1 30 something woman, 1 30 something man.
The boy hung himself in the family’s garage.
The woman took a bunch of Tylenol PM ad wine, then did the carbon monoxide thing.
The man did the carbon monoxide thing too.
I guess it all depends on the person.

Alien January 10, 2013 at 6:36 pm

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I just started doing some intense googling for Japanese methods, and I guess suicide-by-train is a big one.. I’m trying not to be amused. Its horrible

flashingscotsman January 10, 2013 at 8:16 pm

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My ex-fiance, may she rest it peace, walked up in front of me, pulled my own pistol from behind her, put it to her chest, and took her life. Hands down, the worst day of my life.

I still don’t blame the gun.

sa_rose January 10, 2013 at 11:01 pm

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OMG How awful! I gather she had issues. Unfortunate she didn’t feel she could get help/ You have my unending prayers for having lived through that.

flashingscotsman January 11, 2013 at 8:41 am

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She had numerous issues, both physical and mental, and somehow managed to be a beautiful woman, and a beautiful person through it all. I would have done anything to help her, but she wouldn’t believe me.

Suicide is a terrible thing, but the tool used to commit suicide is not to blame.

sa_rose January 11, 2013 at 4:04 pm

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True of so many suicidal people. THey can’t imagine getting any better, and can’t live with the way they are. If we blamed the tools for suicides, we wouldnt have multistory buildings, bathtubs. cars or electricity. You cannot blame an inanimate object for how it is used.

poppajoe49 January 10, 2013 at 7:14 pm

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Hey PD, did you see the new series coming out on A&E the end of the month?
Southie Rules.
Jan 29
Looks like another dumb show, but I figured I’d ask a Mass person what they thought of it.

xgman January 9, 2013 at 6:23 pm

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No one was ever killed by farts.

GhostntheMachine January 9, 2013 at 6:27 pm

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Wanna bet?

Karmaa January 9, 2013 at 6:38 pm

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http://forums.officer.com/t1093/

(Note: I didn’t do any research om this, so I can’t verify its accuracy!)

Sidekick January 9, 2013 at 6:42 pm

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Et tu, Karmaa?

Karmaa January 9, 2013 at 6:46 pm

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My husband will confirm that I do not engage in crass behaviors like that (but if I did, they would smell like roses.)

Karmaa January 9, 2013 at 6:48 pm

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P.S. this is why we are still married. I don’t ever snore either!

poppajoe49 January 10, 2013 at 4:29 am

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Yea, my wife tried to claim she doesn’t snore, I taped her one night, then I was in the doghouse.
My ex wife said she didn’t fart, until we were camping one weekend, and I got amorous. I was under the sheets “approaching from below” when she ripped the worst smelling poot I ever encountered! Then she said she must have been saving that up all her life. Really killed the mood!

xgman January 10, 2013 at 6:12 pm

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What is wrong with farting?

Karmaa January 10, 2013 at 7:26 pm

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Oh my! Well, I am asleep, so I don’t know – but my husband laughs and says it’s cute. I would never EVER let one loose when I am awake, but apparently when I sleep, I have no control. He hasn’t asked for separate sleeping quarters yet, so I guess it’s OK :)

flashingscotsman January 10, 2013 at 8:21 pm

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Good thing you hadn’t lit a match to see where you were going, Poppa.

poppajoe49 January 10, 2013 at 10:57 pm

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No, I can find my way around there blindfolded!

xgman January 9, 2013 at 6:54 pm

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I stand corrected.