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  1. Missouri background check repeal

    Your take would be incorrect. It was, in fact, All Things Considered. The link is in the OP. "In 2007, Missouri repealed a law requiring gun buyers to obtain a license demonstrating they'd first passed a background check. In the years that followed, the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research tracked the results. In the forthcoming issue of Journal of Urban Health, the center will release it's findings: The law's repeal was associated with an additional 55 to 63 murders per year in Missouri between 2008 and 2012. For more on the report, Audie Cornish speaks with Daniel Webster, the director of the center." Diane did an hour on it too. If you're looking for more bed wetting hysteria involving the gun conversation you might want to check it out. To be fair it really isn't bed wetting hysteria. Piers Morgan seems to corner the market on that. It is, however, a very one sided conversation from a news source that usually prides itself on presenting both sides of an issue. Even NPR which is my primary news source, fails to stay objective with some topics. I don't know how some of you can stomach watching Fox or MSNBC. That shit is nails on a chalkboard to me.
  2. Missouri background check repeal

    I take it you're referring to the Diane Rehm show from today? I love her show, but she loses her objectivity when it comes to this topic and she never has anyone from the pro-gun side of the table on to refute the anti-gun argument. I heard most of the show. It was the status quo when it comes to guns and her view on them. The usual cherry picked data and half truths. The only NPR show I've listened to that ever seems to take the time to flush out real honest answers when it comes to the gun topic is All Things Considered. I regularly listen to both Diane Rehm and Craig Fahle and they both wet their pants and lose their minds if someone says the word "gun."
  3. Were the nuke secrets in violation of the US Constitution? Was listening in to the German president's cell phone calls in violation of the constitution? C'mon, Jeff. Trying to deflect the conversation in different direction doesn't alter my point. The latest revelation on the Dishfire program shows that the NSA has been collecting data far beyond metadata including millions of text messages, financial transaction data, passwords, geolocation data, missed call and roaming alerts and anything else they can mine from users cell phones across the globe, including from Americans, all without warrants or oversight. The more of this that gets released, the clearer it becomes that our government is out of control and can no longer be trusted to follow the law. Prior to the Snowden leaks I would have passed this kind of activity off as tinfoil hat idiocy. Not any more. The tinfoil hat crowd doesn't look so stupid these days. Every time our government claims they're not doing something, we find out a week later that they were lying to us. I'm pretty fucking fed up with that.
  4. Sorry Jeff, But you can't pin the fault for this on Snowden. The US government gave up this information when they decided to abuse the technology available to them and cast aside the laws our Nation was founded on. If not Snowden, eventually somebody would have blown the whistle on this. I would hope any citizen in a position to shed light on government abuse, yourself included, would have the balls to do the same. There is a difference between blowing the whistle on abuses of US citizens. If he had stopped there, he would have somewhat held the moral high ground. But you don't go around telling the world about our capabilities against foreign nations and who's leaders we are listening in on phone calls. That sort of thing crosses all lines. And using the excuse that someone would have eventually done it is lame. I suppose by that logic, I could have revealed nuke secrets or operational secrets while I was active duty because someone would have eventually done that, right? No sorry, that dog doesn't hunt. Were the nuke secrets in violation of the US Constitution?
  5. Sorry Jeff, But you can't pin the fault for this on Snowden. The US government gave up this information when they decided to abuse the technology available to them and cast aside the laws our Nation was founded on. If not Snowden, eventually somebody would have blown the whistle on this. I would hope any citizen in a position to shed light on government abuse, yourself included, would have the balls to do the same. Sorry but Jeff has no balls... I don't agree with Jeff on some issues, but he is one of very few people on this entire forum who I highly respect. I've met a lot of people through SA and while I have not met Jeff, I regard him as one of the more valued members of this online wasteland. He presents reasoned arguments and has shown himself capable of evolving views while remaining firm to his morals. Balls that clang, I say.
  6. Sorry Jeff, But you can't pin the fault for this on Snowden. The US government gave up this information when they decided to abuse the technology available to them and cast aside the laws our Nation was founded on. If not Snowden, eventually somebody would have blown the whistle on this. I would hope any citizen in a position to shed light on government abuse, yourself included, would have the balls to do the same.
  7. Secrecy has little to do with it, Mark. Get a judge to agree the surveillance is justified, sign a warrant and spy all you want. Rolling over and claiming this an unavoidable reality because calling these programs for the bullshit they are would interfere with your party loyalty is just spineless.
  8. Why would you want to keep these operations hidden? At this point it is obvious to me that our government is well beyond being capable of being honest. I think the entire NSA needs to be scrapped and "terrorism" surveillance needs to be put into the hands of the FBI and CIA with the explicit direction that each case is handled according to the laws of our Constitution. That means the requirement of a warrant to spy on citizens (domestic or foreign) and collect their mail, phone calls, texts, email, or any other personal communications they engage in. Collecting everything to look for something is not acceptable. I'm curious if you defended the Patriot Act when the Bush administration lawyers deliberately issued perverted interpretations of US law in order to open the doors to this insanity?
  9. I sincerely hope the entire cache is released. Our government has brought this upon itself. Our leaders are not above the law.
  10. If you need 30 rounds to hunt....you shouldn't... I don't think anybody makes a 30 round .50 Beowulf mag for the AR. The largest I've seen is 10. Perhaps you could educate yourself. Or you could continue looking like a fucking tool.
  11. These guys know all about the west wight potter. Our kind, not so much
  12. If you think this is fake, prove it. Bid $80,000 --after all it's fake, right? Prove it? is this web forum that fucking important to you? do some of you really not have lives outside of the interwebs? far more intricate jokes than this have been pulled off on this site over the years. regardless of whether it is real or fake, some of you are really pathetic. how many of you have spent hundreds of hours following reid, vann, and now this idiot? go take a damn walk with your family or do something productive. jesus... and it's always the cruising idiots. I remember when this used to be a racing website and we had people who actually raced here. now it's just a bunch of internet masturbators who can't figure out how to rig a west wight potter.
  13. You are really stupid if you think either the craigslist ad or this ebay ad are real. Do you morons really think even the rod would be so dumb as to not have any interior pics on the ebay ad? The only images that have been used are images that have been posted to this site. Hellooooooo. fucking morons.
  14. Why do you keep ignoring the facts? It is clear that private American data is being collected without authorization or warrant. The ability is no longer the issue. The issue now is do we keep allowing our government to say "oops", or do we hold them accountable and demand an end to this?
  15. Explain how this is a "maybe", Mark: