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Comment: Re: Practicality? (Score 1) 230

by marklark (#44318377) Attached to: Scientists Silence Extra Chromosome In Down Syndrome Cells

I don't think there is a single person out there who would elect to go through with having a child with disabilities if they had any practical choice in the matter.

Ah! That's where you'd be wrong. People do choose to have children with DS. (And it's not about the $s)

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/9/hundreds-call-to-adopt-down-syndrome-baby-save-it-/

Comment: Re:so what? (Score 2) 812

by marklark (#42980365) Attached to: Homeland Security Stole Michael Arrington's Boat

I had the opportunity to look up an address in Washington State on Google Maps and found that there were a lot of boats in the suburbs of Seattle. They were typically parked on their trailers in or very near the front yards of their owners' homes. Small boats, surely, but obviously ready to use when the desire presented itself.

Comment: Re:And yet... (Score 1) 2987

by marklark (#42293465) Attached to: 27 Reported Killed In Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

The "Gun Show Loophole" has been closed for several years. Even to buy a gun from a private seller at a gun show, you must pass a background check. Here in Colorado, it's an instant check (that looks into the FBI and CBI databases), but it has to be paid for, done, and passed before you'll be sold a firearm.

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