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Posted: Oct 24, 2014 - 6:31pm

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Bokey, I have been in Walter Mondale's home a couple times  (I was part of the staff that catered his daughter's wedding in the late 80's, and I met him on a flight once too..close seatmates—commercial.)  The only political memorabilia he had displayed (that I saw) was a great photo, nicely framed-Annie Leibovitz if I recall,  of he and Carter in the Oval Office....captioned — "the last honest men in Washington".

 
That's a great post.{#High-five}

 

 
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Posted: Oct 24, 2014 - 6:27pm

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Well,not on RP.{#Lol}

 Seriously though,I agree with and have been enlightened by some of your posts about 3rd party candidates.

 I think the issue is that it is too easy for people to go with the media spoonfed gruel,thus we get fooled if we don't think enough,instead of going"oh,look at the squirrel".

 The underfunded little guys have no chance,despite the fact that they are knowingly going to their own political doom due to their own altruism.

 I hope their decency will lead the way to prevent the gruesome choices we've been presented with during most of the elections we've been offered during my lifetime.

 Jimmy Carter would still be POTUS if I had my way and it wasn't Unconstitutional.(oh FDR,please arise).

  He seemed to be the last of the "good guys".

 
Bokey, I have been in Walter Mondale's home a couple times  (I was part of the staff that catered his daughter's wedding in the late 80's, and I met him on a flight once too..close seatmates—commercial.)  The only political memorabilia he had displayed (that I saw) was a great photo, nicely framed-Annie Leibovitz if I recall,  of he and Carter in the Oval Office....captioned — "the last honest men in Washington".
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Posted: Oct 24, 2014 - 6:14pm

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Seems reasonable to me. A generally pervasive attitude of "I got mine, so F you", or "whatever it takes to get mine", certainly seems to pervade our society. I can see bits and pieces of where it came from, and how it has evolved over decades. It exists in the way we treat the planet, our fellow species, our own species who happened to be born across some imagined boundary, even how we treat our neighbors and children.

The question now is what do we do about it?   Do we care enough to make a change?  Are we even able to talk about it without getting all butt hurt over  the issue?

 
Well,not on RP.{#Lol}

 Seriously though,I agree with and have been enlightened by some of your posts about 3rd party candidates.

 I think the issue is that it is too easy for people to go with the media spoonfed gruel,thus we get fooled if we don't think enough,instead of going"oh,look at the squirrel".

 The underfunded little guys have no chance,despite the fact that they are knowingly going to their own political doom due to their own altruism.

 I hope their decency will lead the way to prevent the gruesome choices we've been presented with during most of the elections we've been offered during my lifetime.

 Jimmy Carter would still be POTUS if I had my way and it wasn't Unconstitutional.(oh FDR,please arise).

  He seemed to be the last of the "good guys".


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Posted: Oct 24, 2014 - 5:39pm

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OK,I'll make a post.If our country would put a small %  of the money we put into bombing other countries,we could address this problem of mental health issues by example and a better public education system.

I was fortunate enough to have escaped being drafted and sent to Nam by a few years,but ever since then we have become a Nation that is belligerent and unconcerned about our own internal issues.

 I was also fortunate enough to have relatives/ancestors that fought in WW2 and for the Union in the Civil War and a family heritage of self worth and dignity.

 I can't imagine how people,who have never felt anything about their country except for being World Cops and "kicking some(fill in the blank) ass" feel,but that fact of the matter is that we no longer take care of our own,we only take from others.
I hope that was short and succinct.

 
Seems reasonable to me. A generally pervasive attitude of "I got mine, so F you", or "whatever it takes to get mine", certainly seems to pervade our society. I can see bits and pieces of where it came from, and how it has evolved over decades. It exists in the way we treat the planet, our fellow species, our own species who happened to be born across some imagined boundary, even how we treat our neighbors and children.

The question now is what do we do about it?   Do we care enough to make a change?  Are we even able to talk about it without getting all butt hurt over  the issue?
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Posted: Oct 24, 2014 - 4:24pm

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As I've said many, many times before, I believe it is truly a mental health issue. If you get to the point where it makes sense to shoot people you are clearly having a mental health problem.  But access to guns once the individual has reached that stage is what turns the crisis for the individual into a tragedy for everyone in the vicinity.  And no one seems to know how to identify the tipping point.

I really don't want to go taking guns away from people in general. But if someone is, or should be on meds for stability reasons, they shouldn't be armed. The dude that was making my cabinets 18 months ago had enough issues that he shouldn't have been armed.  We need a way to identify people who are at that level and get them help. And I want to get them help, not just disarm them. I'm as bothered by the unstable person with a sword or a bat or a board full of nails as I am the unstable person with a gun.  You shouldn't just let them walk around. This is a failing of our society. In our quest to make everything free, we have become slaves to the slogan of freedom. Can't touch this wasn't just an MC Hammer song.

 
OK,I'll make a post.If our country would put a small %  of the money we put into bombing other countries,we could address this problem of mental health issues by example and a better public education system.

I was fortunate enough to have escaped being drafted and sent to Nam by a few years,but ever since then we have become a Nation that is belligerent and unconcerned about our own internal issues.

 I was also fortunate enough to have relatives/ancestors that fought in WW2 and for the Union in the Civil War and a family heritage of self worth and dignity.

 I can't imagine how people,who have never felt anything about their country except for being World Cops and "kicking some(fill in the blank) ass" feel,but that fact of the matter is that we no longer take care of our own,we only take from others.
I hope that was short and succinct.


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Posted: Oct 24, 2014 - 3:01pm

 miamizsun wrote:

i think it (gun deaths/violence) may be more cultural

that might explain why access isn't as relative

the us has issues, but i think there's a few groups skewing the data (like gangs)
 

 
As I've said many, many times before, I believe it is truly a mental health issue. If you get to the point where it makes sense to shoot people you are clearly having a mental health problem.  But access to guns once the individual has reached that stage is what turns the crisis for the individual into a tragedy for everyone in the vicinity.  And no one seems to know how to identify the tipping point.

I really don't want to go taking guns away from people in general. But if someone is, or should be on meds for stability reasons, they shouldn't be armed. The dude that was making my cabinets 18 months ago had enough issues that he shouldn't have been armed.  We need a way to identify people who are at that level and get them help. And I want to get them help, not just disarm them. I'm as bothered by the unstable person with a sword or a bat or a board full of nails as I am the unstable person with a gun.  You shouldn't just let them walk around. This is a failing of our society. In our quest to make everything free, we have become slaves to the slogan of freedom. Can't touch this wasn't just an MC Hammer song.
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Posted: Oct 24, 2014 - 2:53pm

 Coaxial wrote:
Such sad situations...I just can't fathom the depth one must go to arrive at the conclusion that taking a gun out of the house with the intent of doing bodily harm to another human being is the proper path to take...My mind just will not let me....
 
yep

seems that most behavior is learned

but i'm sure there are other factors

i'd be interested in the shooter's history including medication if any
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Posted: Oct 24, 2014 - 2:50pm

 islander wrote:

I don't know for sure, but if I'm looking for something obvious it sure seems like at least a place to start:



 
i think it (gun deaths/violence) may be more cultural

that might explain why access isn't as relative

the us has issues, but i think there's a few groups skewing the data (like gangs)


 
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Posted: Oct 24, 2014 - 2:32pm

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2 dead, including student gunman, after fatal shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck H.S.


Now?  No?  still can't have a discussion on guns and their general availability?

side note:

This guy:  http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024799994_shootingspreexml.html , who shot up several police stations in a failed suicide by cop attempt, Was the original cabinet contractor for my remodel last year. His poor quality work resulted in him being fired and me having strong words with him and telling him not to return to the job site.  when subdued, he had two AK-47 rifles, one AR-15 rifle, two .22-caliber rifles, one .300-caliber Winston short magnum rifle, a shotgun and a .40-caliber handgun. I imagine these were all legally obtained. But he was clearly having problems (including some anger issues) when I fired him over a year ago. Had I known about his collection at the time I don't know what I would have done differently - but it would probably have involved the police.  As of right now, I don't think there is much they could have done. 
 


 
Such sad situations...I just can't fathom the depth one must go to arrive at the conclusion that taking a gun out of the house with the intent of doing bodily harm to another human being is the proper path to take...My mind just will not let me....


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Posted: Oct 24, 2014 - 2:30pm

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general availability may not be as much of a factor as we think

there are some places that have easy access with relatively low crime

and those who have no legal access with high crime

i say this after seeing a comp between houston and chicago


 
I don't know for sure, but if I'm looking for something obvious it sure seems like at least a place to start:


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Posted: Oct 24, 2014 - 2:25pm

 islander wrote:

2 dead, including student gunman, after fatal shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck H.S.


Now?  No?  still can't have a discussion on guns and their general availability?

side note:

This guy:  http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024799994_shootingspreexml.html , who shot up several police stations in a failed suicide by cop attempt, Was the original cabinet contractor for my remodel last year. His poor quality work resulted in him being fired and me having strong words with him and telling him not to return to the job site.  when subdued, he had two AK-47 rifles, one AR-15 rifle, two .22-caliber rifles, one .300-caliber Winston short magnum rifle, a shotgun and a .40-caliber handgun. I imagine these were all legally obtained. But he was clearly having problems (including some anger issues) when I fired him over a year ago. Had I known about his collection at the time I don't know what I would have done differently - but it would probably have involved the police.  As of right now, I don't think there is much they could have done.
 

general availability may not be as much of a factor as we think

there are some places that have easy access with relatively low crime

and those who have no legal access with high crime

i say this after seeing a comp between houston and chicago



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Posted: Oct 24, 2014 - 1:08pm

2 dead, including student gunman, after fatal shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck H.S.


Now?  No?  still can't have a discussion on guns and their general availability?

side note:

This guy:  http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024799994_shootingspreexml.html , who shot up several police stations in a failed suicide by cop attempt, Was the original cabinet contractor for my remodel last year. His poor quality work resulted in him being fired and me having strong words with him and telling him not to return to the job site.  when subdued, he had two AK-47 rifles, one AR-15 rifle, two .22-caliber rifles, one .300-caliber Winston short magnum rifle, a shotgun and a .40-caliber handgun. I imagine these were all legally obtained. But he was clearly having problems (including some anger issues) when I fired him over a year ago. Had I known about his collection at the time I don't know what I would have done differently - but it would probably have involved the police.  As of right now, I don't think there is much they could have done. 
 



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Posted: Oct 10, 2014 - 2:22pm

 miamizsun wrote:
{#Lol}

some language



 
{#Lol}
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Posted: Oct 10, 2014 - 2:19pm

 miamizsun wrote:
{#Lol}

some language



 

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Posted: Oct 10, 2014 - 2:03pm

{#Lol}

some language




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Posted: Oct 10, 2014 - 12:30pm

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Proclivities wrote:
It appears as if that post is from a fake (i.e., satire/disinformation) site called 'Every town for gun safety', especially since a link near the top goes to a site called "bloombergsucks.com" and other ones go to a pro-gun group called "#gunsense".  The actual Facebook page for the group 'Everytown For Gun Safety' - with appropriate capitalization but also with a made-up word - is found here - I found no mention of that story there.  It seems very unlikely that Bloomberg wrote one word of that post, for one thing: who is the "you" that he is addressing as someone on his payroll? 

Thanks for the legwork, and sorry for forwarding a hoax.

The news story shared is, however, genuine. At least in the sense of they actually said that rather than actually representing reality.

 
Yes, I did see that it was an actual 'news' story.  I guess each locality has different protocols for dealing with students allegedly making death threats, but teachers, counselors, and psychologists are generally required to report them to the parents and the authorities.  I'm reasonably sure that the police who seized that stuff knew what it was and what it wasn't, but I assume that whoever wrote that blurb for the news organization didn't bother to verify the facts with the police or just saw that picture and flew with it.


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Posted: Oct 10, 2014 - 12:29pm

 Lazy8 wrote:

Thanks for the legwork, and sorry for forwarding a hoax.

The news story shared is, however, genuine. At least in the sense of they actually said that rather than actually representing reality.

 
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Posted: Oct 10, 2014 - 12:19pm

Proclivities wrote:
It appears as if that post is from a fake (i.e., satire/disinformation) site called 'Every town for gun safety', especially since a link near the top goes to a site called "bloombergsucks.com" and other ones go to a pro-gun group called "#gunsense".  The actual Facebook page for the group 'Everytown For Gun Safety' - with appropriate capitalization but also with a made-up word - is found here - I found no mention of that story there.  It seems very unlikely that Bloomberg wrote one word of that post, for one thing: who is the "you" that he is addressing as someone on his payroll? 

Thanks for the legwork, and sorry for forwarding a hoax.

The news story shared is, however, genuine. At least in the sense of they actually said that rather than actually representing reality.
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Posted: Oct 10, 2014 - 12:08pm

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This just drifted thru my Facebook feed:
If you answered with any number higher than one...no points for you. That pump-action gallery gun (the rifle with wooden stocks to the left of the samurai sword) is an actual firearm, a .22. The rest are airsoft guns (toys that shoot plastic pellets), air guns/BB guns, bows or crossbows, and some knives. That's right, one actual firearm.

So a local TV news outfit is UTTERLY ignorant of what they're reporting on, and are doing their best to start a moral panic and ruin some high school kid's life. Nothing new here. The reason I posted this here is I'm genuinely curious about what Bloomberg is calling "ghost guns".

He says there are hundreds of them here, 'in "cloak mode" along with the magazine clips.' (sic) Is this something only he can see? Are ghost guns similar to actual ghosts, that is...imaginary?

Or does it even matter what he says, so long as it gets the attention of a cooperative media?

 
I have no familiarity with this episode whatsoever, but I'm inferring that Bloomberg is alleging that the airsoft guns etc have been or could be modified to fire actual ammo, yet pass muster as being just a toy*. Again, with no awareness of this case, maybe the kid threatened that. I fully concede that "cloak mode" leads me to think I'm overthinking it.
 
But if he only has a .22, what's with all the other ammo? 
 
*based on the definition of a "ghost gun" as one that's untraceable, usually due to being homemade.
 
edit: Good catch  
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Posted: Oct 10, 2014 - 12:07pm

 Lazy8 wrote:
This just drifted thru my Facebook feed:

BREAKING: Found, many ghost guns.

Lined up on the wall are airsoft, pellet, one 22 rifle and hundreds of ghost guns.

They are currently in "cloak mode" along with the magazine clips.

This is why we need ‪#‎gunsense‬. Without Moms Demand Action we wouldnt even know the ‪#‎Ghostguns‬ were there.

This is why I pay you.

-Mike Bloomberg

This weapons cache was found at the home of a student who was arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot, stab staff members at Black Rock High School in Yucca Valley, authorities said. (Credit: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department)KTLA 5 News added 4 new photos.B
REAKING: This photo was just released that authorities say shows a cache of weapons found at the home of an 18-year-old student who allegedly threatened to “sh...

Sorry bout the formatting. You can see Michael Bloomberg's smarmy post here, and the breathless local TV news article they shared here.

Quick quiz: how many guns do you see in this picture?

If you answered with any number higher than one...no points for you. That pump-action gallery gun (the rifle with wooden stocks to the left of the samurai sword) is an actual firearm, a .22. The rest are airsoft guns (toys that shoot plastic pellets), air guns/BB guns, bows or crossbows, and some knives. That's right, one actual firearm.

So a local TV news outfit is UTTERLY ignorant of what they're reporting on, and are doing their best to start a moral panic and ruin some high school kid's life. Nothing new here. The reason I posted this here is I'm genuinely curious about what Bloomberg is calling "ghost guns".

He says there are hundreds of them here, 'in "cloak mode" along with the magazine clips.' (sic) Is this something only he can see? Are ghost guns similar to actual ghosts, that is...imaginary?

Or does it even matter what he says, so long as it gets the attention of a cooperative media?

 
It appears as if that post is from a fake (i.e., satire/disinformation) site called 'Every town for gun safety', especially since a link near the top goes to a site called "bloombergsucks.com" and other ones go to a pro-gun group called "#gunsense".  The actual Facebook page for the group 'Everytown For Gun Safety' - with appropriate capitalization but also with a made-up word - is found here - I found no mention of that story there.  It seems very unlikely that Bloomberg wrote one word of that post, for one thing: who is the "you" that he is addressing as someone on his payroll?  


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