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Very Anti Article published today

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Chuckulator, Aug 20, 2006.

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  1. Chuckulator

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  2. Pilgrim

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    Looks to me like Jason Szep (author) shopped around to get the information favorable to his point of view.

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  3. longeyes

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    When you import millions of unskilled poor from other cultures, outside the ambit of the law, you can expect your society to devolve, for conflict to rise.

    Of course that doesn't fit the liberal world view, so it remains unsaid.
     
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    Considering Rueters

    Track record, anyone with any sense isn't going to believe much of anything they print. The news media isn't well trusted or liked these days, as proven by the fact that there readership has been declining rapidly. If you want to see an interesting short vid on some of Reuters work you can go here: http://www.aish.com/movies/PhotoFraud.asp
     
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    Johnnybgood

    I'll bet this has been going on all along. I doubt they just started with this crap.

    Woody

    To be liberal is to live in a cloud of delusion fraught with fantasy, and a disregard for the law and fair play. Alas; clear fact, unambiguous consensus, scrutiny, and researched reason does prevail and keeps me in touch with who is who, what is what, and why I am conservative. B.E.Wood
     
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    Al-Reuters

    Who would believe one words these clowns would print after their "photoshopped" pictures coming out of the recent fighting in Lebanon...... They have ZERO credibility....!!!
     
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    Keep in mind that they are likely using suicides to get the numbers they want.
     
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    Umm, benEzra

    I give you full credit for looking up the FBI stats but, the reporter didn't say assault weapon crimes were going up, the Police Chief did.
    According to the article, the reporter got his stats on those five states from, you guessed it, The Brady bunch!
    And no I absolutely dont trust Reuters based on personal experience, I didn't need the photoshop incident to reach that conclusion.
     
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    And note that it took FOUR of 'em to write it. Any ONE of the previous posters could, and did, show it was a work of fiction.

    The other high point is that Reuters is big in financial reporting. Anyone question if stock prices have been 'fudged' or 'reuterized'?
     
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    By saying, "I don't trust Reuters?"
     
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    I like how they quote from the Brady Bunch; but can't be bothered to look for a quote from the opposite side of the argument.

    This is what is called "cherry picking your data" - How about all of the other states with gun laws similar or weaker than the listed states? Well we didn't mention those because they don't support the theme we are trying to construct. Isn't Florida the state where Brady was claiming you can be shot down in the street for no reason at all? How come they didn't make the top five?

    Note also that the metric they use to measure is "gun death rates" not murder involving firearms. This means they get to include things like gang on gang violence as well as 72yr old men with terminal cancer committing suicide. Suicide by firearm accounts for almost half of all gun deaths. Do gun control proponents really believe that suicide is best solved by gun control?

    Pure propaganda and media spin; but really just like a magician's act. Once you know how the trick is done, it is easy to figure out how the illusion is created.
     
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    Doesn't Alaska have far and away the highest suicide rate in the country during the winter months when it's dark practically 24/7? Family and friends I have that live up there have snowmobiles and other things to keep them entertained during the winter because apparently it can get very depressing.
    By using words like "gun violence" and "gun deaths" they can get away with fudging all the numbers by including suicides, shootings by cops, etc. There is no correlation between homicides and gun ownership, and it drives the antis crazy. They are grasping at straws.
     
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    I Hate It When...

    As to "gun violence" and "gun deaths", don't you all hate it when your guns go crazy and turn to violence and one of your guns dies? I know I do.

    It ain't gun violence, it's violence perpetrated with a gun. It ain't a gun death, it is death perpetrated with a gun.

    It takes the criminal act off the shoulders of the criminal and places it on the gun. It is the same as "possession of an illegal gun" verses "Illegal possession of a gun". The gun isn't illegal, it is the person not allowed to possess a gun who commits the crime. (Disclaimer: For the sake of discussion, the Second Amendment to the Constitution is notwithstanding here.)

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    Haha. True gun violence and gun deaths is those poor guns that get melted down/destroyed in the police buy backs so their greedy owner can have dinner at the Outback or get a new pair of high-tech sneakers (that they'll probably get killed for, oops probably shouldn't have turned in that gun) :D
     
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    My question for the Chief is "are they buying these assault weapons legally or illegally?"
     
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    Because when I think dangerous neighborhoods, I think Wyoming and Alaska!:rolleyes: :banghead:
     
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    When people see a magician perform a magic show they walk away asking how did he do that? Unfortunately when they see statistics which can be quoted or created by anyone with an agenda (insert organization here), most people take it as gospel and don't bother looking it up.

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    Murder rate for Wyoming, year 2000. [Number of murders per 100,000 population.]
    2.4

    Murder rate for Alaska, year 2000.
    4.3

    Murder rate for United States as a whole, year 2000.
    5.5

    Murder rate for Washington, D.C., year 2000.
    41.8

    Intentional homicide rate for Switzerland, year 1997.
    1.2
    Source: Swiss Federal Police Office

    Strict gun laws do not seem to correlate either way with high or low rates of intentional homicide.

    When one looks at a homicide map of the US, one observes right away that most counties are relatively untouched by intentional homicide compared to the staggering clusters of homicides around major cities.
     
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    Kommando, I'll bet if you did an overlay of that map with strict gun control laws, they would overlap to a very large degree. I'm not saying that strict gun control laws cause violence and murder. Rather, violence and murder occur much more often in heavily populated urban centers DESPITE strict gun laws. There are may, many other factors in play, and the ineffective band aid of gun control will never address them. Hence, DCs laws get stricter and more people die because they refuse to address the root cause.
     
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