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Re: MVS's Tweets

Postby davar55 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:59 pm

Marilyn: "If only we could live our lives all over again, yes, we would avoid making all those mistakes. But we would just make different ones."

Maybe the different ones wouldn't be as bad.
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Re: MVS's Tweets

Postby tvelection » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:21 am

The above post is a typically insincere ad scam that advertises internet gambling, a scam to separate you from your money. Whenever you see blue-line blind links do not click on them, it's a disingenuous attempt at free advertising. You can hover the pointer over the link and see its destination. Our goal here should be to give these offenders (that the website is either incapable or unwilling to remove to improve Marilyn's site) ---our goal is to give them zero clicks. Please do not click on unofficial (in forum) sales links @Marilynvossavant.com
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Re: MVS's Tweets

Postby tvelection » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:08 am

"hanr" "money2002" and "Arish" are all mindless spam bots. Ignore those inhuman code-thing's posts. It is irrelevant garbage that only seeks top billing. Their casino links are a scam. Don't click on the blue lines.

I suggest this website use distorted letters and numbers as means of membership or as a means to all posting to prevent this.

This is my last post on the issue.
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Re: MVS's Tweets

Postby davar55 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:59 am

Some mis-activity spoils the internet for the rest of us.
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Re: MVS's Tweets

Postby robert 46 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:22 am

VirtualMvS @ Twitter wrote:It’s no surprise: Vitriolic media coverage of political foes incites individuals to commit assaults like the one at the baseball practice.
June 14

As the NRA says "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." Were it not for the fact that two armed officers were there to protect a ranking Republican, many Congressmen might have been killed. Of course, none of the Congressmen thought to be armed. Perhaps some will now think about getting a carry permit, and changing nonsensical U.S. gun laws which counterproductively make it easier for the criminals to prey on a generally disarmed citizenry- leastwise in public places.

For decades, between 40-50% of U.S. homes have a gun. Burglary of occupied homes is much lower in the U.S. than in England: where legal gun ownership is non-existent except for the wealthy and influential. Brazen home-invaders in England often terrorize the occupants. But if the occupants fought back and injured a home-invader they were subject to lawsuit and prosecution. Parliament addressed this gross injustice, but I am unaware of the net result.

In any case, the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness necessitates having the means to defend oneself against rights-violating criminals. Not recognizing this is where fuzzy-thinking, autocratic socialists get it all wrong.
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Re: MVS's Tweets

Postby JO 753 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:22 pm

More likely its lawz that punish peepl for defending themselvez agenst burgalrz that makes it safer to burgl.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... nutes.html

This seemz to support your claim, in that less burglaryz occur in the US wile rezidents are home (7% in US vs 20% in England) but wether gunz get credit or not iz debateable.
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Re: MVS's Tweets

Postby robert 46 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:08 am

JO 753 wrote:More likely its lawz that punish peepl for defending themselvez agenst burgalrz that makes it safer to burgl.

The lawmakers aiding and abetting burglary
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This seemz to support your claim, in that less burglaryz occur in the US wile rezidents are home (7% in US vs 20% in England) but wether gunz get credit or not iz debateable.

Nothing debatable about it: burglars can get themselves killed confronting an armed homeowner. Whereas the burglars don't know which homes have guns, they are wary of breaking into any occupied dwelling; so all homeowners benefit whether they have a gun or not.

A friend of my father's home was burglarized when they were away on summer vacation. The thief found a hidden jewelry box, which must have taken considerable time to locate. So the friend had a burglar alarm system installed- on the inside doors. He recognized that burglars would open doors to look for valuables. Some alarm would go off notifying the security service. Not having alarms on the outside doors would make burglars think the home was unprotected, and they could be caught by police response to a silent alarm. However, as far as I know, he was never burglarized again.
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Re: MVS's Tweets

Postby JO 753 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:00 pm

robert 46 wrote:Nothing debatable about it: burglars can get themselves killed confronting an armed homeowner.


Or they can kik in the door and get the drop on the rezident, sins they hav their own gun in hand. Better safe than sorry.

Maybe you can find a nation that haz strict gun lawz but still allowz rezidens to defend their home? If their burglary-wile-occupied stats are the same az Englandz, you win.

But even then, a debatable point iz if its worth the rediculous shooting injury & fatality rates.
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Re: MVS's Tweets

Postby robert 46 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:26 am

JO 753 wrote:
robert 46 wrote:Nothing debatable about it: burglars can get themselves killed confronting an armed homeowner.

Or they can kik in the door and get the drop on the rezident, sins they hav their own gun in hand.

Not all that easy kicking in a solid-core door with a deadbolt lock. In any case, forewarned is forearmed. The burglar is on the advance, but doesn't know what is ahead. The homeowner can retreat safely. What burglar would want to open a bedroom door not knowing who is behind???
Better safe than sorry.

For a burglar: staying out of an occupied home is the safest course of action.
Maybe you can find a nation that haz strict gun lawz but still allowz rezidens to defend their home? If their burglary-wile-occupied stats are the same az Englandz, you win.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estimated ... by_country
But even then, a debatable point iz if its worth the rediculous shooting injury & fatality rates.

More people are killed by dictators than accidental shootings. There are always wannabe tyrants who would like to seize control. Is Trump that kind of egomaniac? Note to the Secret Service: research how many Roman emperors were assassinated by the Praetorian Guard.
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Re: MVS's Tweets

Postby robert 46 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:39 am

VirtualMvS @ Twitter wrote:Don’t blame the Dems for the baseball shooting. The media are twisting stories so hard, they are also twisting minds, and on both sides.
June 16

Generally speaking, Republicans and Libertarians are pro-gun, and Democrats and Socialists are anti-gun. The issue is certainly polarizing, but it reduces to a matter of power: does the ultimate power belong to the people or to the politicians? Excepting fuzzy-thinkers, it is not difficult for people to answer this question correctly.
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Re: MVS's Tweets

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Re: MVS's Tweets

Postby Edward Marcus » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:14 pm

Stalin used to say "one death is a tragedy, a million is a statistic" I think this applies to gun control in the USA. As a society I believe we would be generally better off without guns, but when an armed criminal victimizes an unarmed citizen- that is certainly a tragedy.
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Re: MVS's Tweets

Postby robert 46 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:48 pm

phobos rising wrote:
robert 46 wrote:
VirtualMvS @ Twitter wrote:It’s no surprise: Vitriolic media coverage of political foes incites individuals to commit assaults like the one at the baseball practice.
June 14

As the NRA says "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." Were it not for the fact that two armed officers were there to protect a ranking Republican, many Congressmen might have been killed. Of course, none of the Congressmen thought to be armed. Perhaps some will now think about getting a carry permit, and ...

robert, that is false. Those Congressmen are not allowed to carry in
Washington, D.C.

The baseball practice was in Virginia. [1]
They know they are sitting ducks and rely on the police/security who are carrying.

But if Congressman Scalise had not been on the team, a protection detail would not have been assigned that day.
And at least one of those Republican politicians is trying to get the laws changed so they can carry in Washington, D.C.

However, laws must be overturned at the District level, or Congress preempt firearm-related ordinances in the District.


[1] Were it not for the D.C. v Heller case, D.C. residents would not be allowed to have a functional firearm even in their own home.

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Edward Marcus wrote:Stalin used to say "one death is a tragedy, a million is a statistic" I think this applies to gun control in the USA. As a society I believe we would be generally better off without guns, but when an armed criminal victimizes an unarmed citizen- that is certainly a tragedy.

Preventable. If despotic gun-control ever comes to the U.S., I wonder what high-tech devices will be invented. Electricity and chemistry are more effective disablers than kinetic energy- at close range. Firearms require two precision-made chemicals: smokeless power and primers. Without them a firearm is nothing more than an expensive club.
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Re: MVS's Tweets

Postby Edward Marcus » Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:41 pm

robert 46 wrote:Firearms require two precision-made chemicals: smokeless power and primers. Without them a firearm is nothing more than an expensive club.


OK then allow the guns - and ban the bullets.
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Re: MVS's Tweets

Postby robert 46 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:33 pm

Edward Marcus wrote:
robert 46 wrote:Firearms require two precision-made chemicals: smokeless power and primers. [1] Without them a firearm is nothing more than an expensive club.


OK then allow the guns - and ban the bullets.

By "bullets" I assume you mean "cartridges". Lead bullets are easy enough to cast, size and lubricate. Cases require either turning on a lathe or presswork. Smuggling ammunition should be no problem for accomplished current smugglers of everything from drugs to people.

3-D printers are a wonder. I envision a micro-chemical-factory which takes basic chemicals and fabricates a particular chemical structure as a development from nascient 3-D printing technology. There are already 3-D printers which fabricate parts in steel, and one that builds a house. There is amazing potential in the technology.



[1] Primer chemistry:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centerfire_ammunition
Smokeless powder:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smokeless_powder
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