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User Name: March Hare
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Topic: Russia’s missile strikes Florida
Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018 2:40:04 AM
Helenej wrote:
... for eight days (!) no one has been interested in the topic ...

I beg to differ: I am very much interested in the topic and have been following the discussion every day. It's just that I don't think I have much to contribute to it. What do I know about the situation in Russia and Ukraine when all the information I get is filtered through most probably very biased media?
Topic: Donald J.Trump: Tough Guy Extraordinaire!
Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 1:57:52 AM
hedy mmm wrote:
FYI ...Crime Prevention Research Center
Annual death rate from mass shootings per million people
Norway - 2.044
Macedonia - 0.377
Serbia - 0.283
Slovakia - 0.201
Finland - 0.142
Belgium - 0.138
Czech Republic - 0.133
United States - 0.095

If you look up the website you cited on, you'll find that it's extremely biased.
I quote: "The Crime Prevention Research Center is a nonprofit founded in 2013 by John Lott, author of the book “More Guns, Less Crime.” He is best known as an advocate in the gun rights debate, particularly his arguments against restrictions on owning and carrying guns. Lott’s work has been called “junk science” as he has been accused of accepting funding from the National Rifle Association. Lott denies this claim. Any claims made on this website need to be fact checked with credible sources."

Even if the numbers you quote are correct, they are based on a very short period, 2009-2015, in which one single mass shooting incident in Norway cost the lives of hundreds of people - causing these statistics to be anything but representative over a longer period of time.
Topic: song title association
Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 7:46:55 AM
Moonlight Bay - The Beatles (and a bunch of other people too, including Doris Day and Bing Crosby, but it's the version by the Beatles I had in mind)
Topic: word association(Psychoanalysis)
Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 2:59:44 AM
Topic: Fear mongering
Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 2:30:41 AM
Listening . . . wrote:
progpen wrote:
So white middle class male Americans don't tell lies, they just tell truths that are not yet the truth and may never become the truth but are not yet lies. I'm thinking Shroedinger's cat would be able to figure this one out.

For someone who doesn’t like racists and unequal treatment, you certainly seem to blast the white male.Shame on you

If a number of people who happen to be Muslims are terrorists, does that give people the right to label all Muslims as terrorists? If yes, then a number of white males lying through their teeth also gives people the right to call all white males liars.

Generalizations are never a good thing, about any group of the population, because they are at the root of racism, sexism, and other such unpleasant -isms. My guess is that this is exactly what Progpen is trying to show here, by reversing the racism so that you would recognize it more easily.
Topic: Match Up
Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 1:31:35 AM
Same here.
Topic: Goals, Today's Birthday, and other features Not Scoring Correctly
Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 2:53:24 AM
Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1 wrote:
TFD wrote:

The same problem today. I cannot complete my goal and it's the last day which is especially dismal.

Same here.
Topic: Plebiscite for Same Sex Marriage.
Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 7:40:39 AM
Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1 wrote:

If Jyrkkä Jätkä doesn't understand the realities of our life he should not talk about life and policies here.

On the contrary, I think if someone doesn't understand the realities of your life, they definitely should talk about it. Otherwise, how will they ever get to understand it?
I myself find this discussion very interesting, because news about Russia tends to be rather biased here. It's great to be able to hear an inside perspective, for a change.
Topic: Las Vegas
Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:36:03 AM
Listening . . . wrote:
I don’t doubt that big money interests are playing a part in the issue of gun ownership. It would be naive to believe otherwise. However, I happen to live in an area where people support the right to carry a concealed weapon. Many support the right to own big weapons (not concealable). They support these rights and own weapons. The incidence of gun violence here is very low. This could change if access to medications are denied...withdrawal symptoms would quickly set in.
The medications are being rampantly distributed and have addictive qualities with side effects that can lead to violence. Many of these medications are being delivered by doctors who believe that the studies out there have told the whole story.

Consider this: big money interests are in pharmaceuticals, too.

Note: I also don’t believe the medications are the issue in every incident of violence, either. The issue of gun violence is multi-faceted. It cannot be answered or solved completely with a swift “it’s the gun’s fault.”

Gun control does not necessarily have to mean that it becomes impossible to own big weapons. It can simply mean that a background check is implemented so that people with known dangerous mental health issues (or with a known history of violent crime) cannot buy large firearms. Surely that is not an unreasonable thing to ask?
Topic: Impossible or Unpossible
Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 5:19:46 AM
To my knowledge, unpossible is never used in modern English.

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