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On Christmas, Liberals Are By No Means Liberal

Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 11:45 PM
those who think gun control works are ignorant. the nations they cite had low rates of gun violence BEFORE they enacted gun control. So,#1,it didn't make it safer for them,and #2,their gun crimes rates AND rates of other violent crime,are INCREASING. They refuse to recognize that it's their -culture- that determines their low gun crime,not availability of guns. they've been conditioned that way for several 100 years. Also that they used to not have a lot of minorities. Now that that is changing,so is their violent crime.
Random thoughts on the passing scene:

When I was growing up, an older member of the family used to say, "What you don't know would make a big book." Now that I am an older member of the family, I would say to anyone, "What you don't know would fill more books than the Encyclopedia Britannica." At least half of our society's troubles come from know-it-alls, in a world where nobody knows even 10 percent of all.

Some people seem to think that, if life is not fair, then the answer is to turn more of the nation's resources over to politicians --...