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Comment Re:Stop with the hysteria (Score 1) 179

Isn't it a bit misleading to lump 20k+ suicides into that figure since they happened to choose a firearm to do it with?

Not at all. I'm comparing danger. As an American, you're over a thousand times more likely to die from the bullet of a gun held by an American than you are to die from anything ISIS does.

But you bring up a good point about suicide. Americans are thousands of times more likely to be a danger to themselves than they are to have ISIS be a danger to them.

So why all the fuss?

Comment Re:Stop with the hysteria (Score 1) 179

The takeaway message for you here should be that including your anti-gun political message in with your "ISIS is not a real threat" message led to a distraction from, and dilution of, your intended message. Introducing politics into discussions does that, every single time.

You worry about your message and let me worry about mine.

Comment Re:Stop with the hysteria (Score 1) 179

Americans with guns killed around 13,000 Americans last year, not 35,000. Please don't exaggerate.

You're right. I was looking at the statistics from 2013, not 2015.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2013, there were 73,505 nonfatal firearm injuries (23.23 per 100,000 U.S. citizens);[2] 11,208 homicides (3.5 per 100,000);[3] 21,175 suicides;[4] 505 deaths due to accidental/negligent discharge of a firearm; and 281 deaths due to firearms-use with "undetermined intent",[4] for a total of 33,636 deaths due to "Injury by firearms",[4]

Comment Re:Stop with the hysteria (Score 1) 179

Suicide is a victimless crime

Thanks for reminding me. I didn't mean to limit "Americans killing Americans with guns" to just crime. I should have added accidental shootings.

Fact is, Americans with guns put a lot of holes in Americans. Way more than any other developed nation. There is a bigger danger of accidentally getting killed with a gun than getting killed by ISIS.

Comment Re:problems, lol (Score 1) 220

Problem is, it needs to be an open multi-national research project, free of patent or copyright encumbrances and then continue to be developed upon that basis, greed means it won't happen for decades of chaos of multiple language, growing dying, growing dying, but hey, greed. It will happen eventually but only after the current run of greed obsessed freaks are gone.

Comment Re:Half true. (Score 1) 47

It runs for quite a while. Basically to keep share price well beyond realistic price profit ratio, all sorts of weird crap happens in corporate accounting. So for example buying in revenue to increase revenue with the pretence of future higher profits, collapses when debt becomes to high, no higher profits ever occur (often impossible as they paid too much for the companies they buy) and eventually the share price drops to realistic levels, problem is the debt is way too high for that price and everyone gets worried and boom, it all collapses (the financial institutions are the ones that profit playing in the background like the true psychopaths they are).

Comment Re:Stop with the hysteria (Score 1) 179

The guns did nothing.

As a gun owner for 35 years, I can tell you that if it's loaded and you pull the trigger, a gun will do something.

Those 25k+ people who commit suicide every year while pointing a gun at themselves and pulling the trigger could not have committed suicide by putting a finger to their temple and shouting BANG!

Comment Re:Stop with the hysteria (Score 1) 179

He's adding in all accidental gun deaths and suicides, which are overwhelmingly done using guns because it's fast and (presumed) less painful.

I cited the number as "Americans killing Americans with guns". Why wouldn't you include suicides in that?

The point is, ISIS is one of the least dangerous things in the United States. More people die from toenail fungus than by ISIS. You're TEN TIMES more likely to die while on a luxury cruise than you are from ISIS.

Comment Re: Stop with the hysteria (Score 2) 179

For instance, you and your ability to spew vile bullshit endlessly, about how horrible your country is, while you rape it of it's fruits bought by the sacrifices of those greater than you.

Are you kidding? I think the US is a great country with great people. It never stopped being great. I don't see it as horrible at all. I revere the sacrifice made by those greater than myself, including my father, a first-generation Italian-American who fought with Merrill's Marauders in the China-Burma theater in WWII (and was awarded a Bronze Star), right down to the janitors and sanitation workers who have more dangerous jobs than cops. There's no place I'd rather live and raise my family. From Chicago (where I'm from) to Connecticut, California, right down to Houston, Texas where I'm writing this now, the people of the United States are just terrific.

Were there justice, you would be hanging from a fucking lamp post by your scrawny, unwashed neck, rotting like the foul piece of shit that you are.

You're a Trump supporter, aren't you?

Comment Re:Stop with the hysteria (Score 1) 179

Cops also saved tens of thousands of people like you, and keeps the rabble from overrunning our suburban house and shooting you in the fucking head. Go fuck yourself.

I don't live in the suburbs, and the rabble has already overrun my house.

Plus, cops get paid well, have great benefits and get to retire at 45, so excuse me if I don't break out my tiny violin. Oh yeah, and being a cop is a safer job than driving a beer truck, being a garbage man or a school janitor. We canonize cops way too much in this country.

http://time.com/4326676/danger...

Comment Stop with the hysteria (Score 4, Insightful) 179

ISIS (and other terrorist groups) killed 19 Americans last year. Total. Cops killed 1,125 Americans last year (it's actually a higher number, since the US gov't doesn't keep track of Americans killed by cops).

Americans with guns killed over 35,000 Americans last year.

But ISIS is used as the excuse to take away people's rights.

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