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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottl View Post
    Nearly 6,000 pedestrians killed in 2017, crashes, new report says

    Nearly six thousand in one year alone! That's six times the number of people killed in mass shootings since 1982, a period of 37 years.
    That number will probably be going up. With the new fangled headlights on cars throwing out more light from a smaller source, the glare factor is getting worse. Someone forgot to tell the headlight designers that not all US roads are flat. We might as well be shining lasers in each others eyes. Some of the daytime running lights are almost as bad.

    An acquaintance hit a man on the road a couple of years ago. She saw nothing but felt the bump. Her husband told her to turn back and see what she hit, the man was dead but was hit by 2 other cars that the drivers evidentally did not see him either. It traumatized her but I think she is driving again now.

    I have heard of no one addressing the problem yet and the headlights just keep getting worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottl View Post
    To believe the media you'd think becoming a victim of a mass shooting is the greatest risk Americans face today.

    However,

    Nearly 6,000 pedestrians killed in 2017, crashes, new report says

    Nearly six thousand in one year alone! ..........................................
    But they don't tell you, there's 30 million more cars and trucks out there on the road today than there was in 1983. (Probably not 30 million, yaw know what I mean). But how does that tie to shootings? It don't! Just more leftist liberal shit being thrown at us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredC View Post
    That number will probably be going up. With the new fangled headlights on cars throwing out more light from a smaller source, the glare factor is getting worse. Someone forgot to tell the headlight designers that not all US roads are flat. We might as well be shining lasers in each others eyes. Some of the daytime running lights are almost as bad.

    An acquaintance hit a man on the road a couple of years ago. She saw nothing but felt the bump. Her husband told her to turn back and see what she hit, the man was dead but was hit by 2 other cars that the drivers evidentally did not see him either. It traumatized her but I think she is driving again now.

    I have heard of no one addressing the problem yet and the headlights just keep getting worse.
    You are so right. As most of those plasma lights are on high end (as in $$$$$) vehicles we have created a system where the more well heeled get to see very well on the road while the majority are temporarily blinded. And it does not have to be so. Many years ago I had a car equipped with the 7 inch round "Bobie" lights by Cibie of France. They did a wonderful job of lighting up the road but protected other drivers by careful filament masking and well designed reflectors. I know because I actually kneeled and looked directly into one (after I was done driving for the night). They were bright but not as bad to look into as many normal halogen lights. I suspect this is or was very much a French thing because I also had a pair of Marchal driving lights on a later vehicle and they also did a good job of protecting oncoming traffic. The big problem with the plasma lights is that they are more of a point source light and if they had been properly done the source would be masked so that all light came from the reflector.

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    I can't reply to everything, but truly enjoy the freedom of expression in many of the posts.

    Today's conundrum: How does the media know what model rifle was used?

    Columbia Heights Shooting
    1 Killed, 5 Injured in Columbia Heights Shooting; 1 Dead, 2 Hurt in Northeast DC Shooting - NBC4 Washington

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    Quote Originally Posted by d'Arsonval View Post
    Have you ever played any role in serving your country Scottl?
    All of us have served our country. What did you do so special ? Went halfway around the world and killed a bunch of gooks ?

    We're so proud of you.

    We're so stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmanuelGoldstein View Post
    All of us have served our country. What did you do so special ? Went halfway around the world and killed a bunch of gooks ?

    We're so proud of you.

    We're so stupid.
    HEY! He could have been one of the guys who made this great piece! YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmanuelGoldstein View Post
    All of us have served our country. What did you do so special ? Went halfway around the world and killed a bunch of gooks ?

    We're so proud of you.

    We're so stupid.
    What I may have done 50 years ago is not what I would do today.
    There is a reason why the war mongers recruit people fresh out of the Prussian schools.
    Keep in mind that many of these tragedies would never occur if the government owned press wasn't paid to lie to the masses.
    Killing innocent people in foreign lands is due to:
    A) Soldiers that have enlisted because they thought it was their patriotic duty..
    Or.
    B) Their government having lied to the public using Psy-Op phrases like "Remember the Maine," "Remember the Lusitania," "Remember Pearl Harbor," "Weapons of mass destruction," "Babies left on the floor to die," and the always popular, "Arab Terrorists."

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    Did you mean:
    A) Soldiers that have enlisted because they thought it was their patriotic duty..
    because
    B) Their government having lied to the public using Psy-Op phrases like "Remember the Maine," "Remember the Lusitania," "Remember Pearl Harbor," "Weapons of mass destruction," "Babies left on the floor to die," and the always popular, "Arab Terrorists."

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim rozen View Post
    OBAMA IS GOING TO TAKE YOUR GUNS LOOK OUT GUYS. OBAMA HAS NO BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND IS
    A SECRET MUSLIM AND HATES AMERICA AND WANTS TO TAKE ALL YOUR GUNS SO LOOK OUT. LIBERALS
    HATE AMERICA AND WANT OUR GUNS THEY WILL TAKE ALL THE GUNS WATCH OUT. BERNIE WANTS YOUR
    GUNS, AOC WANTS YOUR GUNS, HARRIS WANTS ALL THE GUNS THEY WILL PASS ALL THE LAWS THAT CONFISCATE
    YOUR GUUUUUUUUNS!!!!!!

    (runs around in circles shouting and getting spittle all over the inside of your monitor. Finally slams into wall
    and knocks self out. Blessed silence)

    Gun manufacturers: please keep this up guys. We need to make more money.
    Your ignorance is amazing. EVERY dnc candidate on the panel openly says they would take all “assault weapons”. Upon more study, you would see that includes semi auto pistols and rifles. You can roll around in your own ignorance, or feel free to educate yourself on the bills being put forth. If you think libs aren’t after the 2nd, you need help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalG View Post
    Popular culture that glorifies perverse actions with firearms without the positive social reinforcement of home, family, community and nation, WILL foster an unacceptable ratio of misfits.

    I am late to this thread, but this post just about sums it up for me.
    When I was a kid we shot at aliens and dragons or whatnot in (coin opp) video games - in effort to SAVE the humans.
    Now-days it seems the hottest ticket today is playing Desert Storm on your home 'putor - trying to kill the [apparently lesser] human.
    I find this extremely appalling! (May be the intended meaning of the first point quoted above?)

    I also blame the lack of religion and family honor. (may or may not be the same "family" meaning as in the above quote)

    In all reality tho - save for those who are in criminal activities, really - how many folks git killed every year - in a country of +300 million?
    Of course collateral damage is a concern in Chi-Town and Phoenix. But is said that sumpthing like 80% of all the drugs coming from Mexico - go through Chi-Town?
    With that - you gotta expect issues eh?

    I have guns.
    I seldom shoot guns.
    They are a tool, not a toy to me.
    When I git a gun out - I fully intend to kill sumpthing which is seldom, but it happens....
    I am an NRA member and I am reasonably sure that there is not much at all that we can doo about the killings without getting a grip on the drug troubles.
    (and they are everywhere!)

    Not sure if that (drug issues) would help the mass shootings or not?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post
    I am late to this thread, but this post just about sums it up for me.
    When I was a kid we shot at aliens and dragons or whatnot in (coin opp) video games - in effort to SAVE the humans.
    Now-days it seems the hottest ticket today is playing Desert Storm on your home 'putor - trying to kill the [apparently lesser] human.
    I find this extremely appalling! (May be the intended meaning of the first point quoted above?)

    I also blame the lack of religion and family honor. (may or may not be the same "family" meaning as in the above quote)

    In all reality tho - save for those who are in criminal activities, really - how many folks git killed every year - in a country of +300 million?
    Of course collateral damage is a concern in Chi-Town and Phoenix. But is said that sumpthing like 80% of all the drugs coming from Mexico - go through Chi-Town?
    With that - you gotta expect issues eh?

    I have guns.
    I seldom shoot guns.
    They are a tool, not a toy to me.
    When I git a gun out - I fully intend to kill sumpthing which is seldom, but it happens....
    I am an NRA member and I am reasonably sure that there is not much at all that we can doo about the killings without getting a grip on the drug troubles.
    (and they are everywhere!)

    Not sure if that (drug issues) would help the mass shootings or not?



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    Thank you for an intelligent response.

    The other problem with the killings is the complete lack of health care availability in this country, namely mental health.

    I don’t know if there are more guns available than when I was a kid...statistics say yes. I live amongst the corn...gunshots are regularly heard, and nobody bats an eye. I have enough of them that the “and this is what we seized” picture always makes me think I’m just one felony away from the breaking news.

    I was a gun nut.

    Then I faced a serious mental health challenge and realized that they are and were dangerous for me to be around. Or...in another way, it was dangerous for me to have many tools that could quickly and efficiently end life.

    Thankfully, I had made many sacrifices so that I had great health insurance and access to medical care.

    I am just now to the point in the last year where I’ve started to trust myself around them again.

    So yeah...you take away family, you take away human connection, you acknowledge that technology allows you to stand proud, without the threat (and reality check) of getting punched in the face, you glorify death, dehumanize it, and you get in your face coverage of every time somebody pulls the trigger.

    I’m not foolish enough to think the true nature and intention of the 2nd amendment will ever become a viable option. I think we’ve figured out social engineering enough that the people who are in charge are going to stay in charge.

    I’m also not foolish enough to think that those people are elected officials.

    The bill of rights, as it was written, for the most part became obsolete during the First World War. That’s when our country figured out how to rule the masses with propaganda.






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