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Surly Newz / Re: The Daily Meme
« Last post by RE on February 18, 2018, 05:38:04 PM »
It's always so black or white with you, isn't it?

Banning semi-autos alone would be huge. Even just an assault rifle new sales ban wold have a measurable effect.  A handgun ban alone would be measurable. It's obvious to most people now we need to try something. There are limits to what the general public will tolerate.

When sentiment turns, it won't take long until they have all our weapons. Maybe they will only give guns to people who have been programmed to only eliminate enemies of the State. Or only to robots.

OK, assume they ban semi-autos.  A lot of people own them already, and bought them when they were legal.  Does Da Goobermint reimburse people for what they paid for them when purchased?  They're not cheap.

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Frostbite Falls Newz / Frostbite Falls Daily Rant: Iditarod 2018
« Last post by RE on February 18, 2018, 05:34:03 PM »
We are getting another snowfall here today, looks to me like it is coming down at the rate of about 1 cm/hour at the moment.  Cloud cover is thick, so it will probably persist for a few hours at least, possibly all night.  I have both my carz under the carport in front of my digs, because it appears my next door neighbors have moved out.  Officially you only get one carport spot, and are allowed maximum of 2 vehicles per unit.  I had 3 since I bought SaVANnah last summer.  The Mazda has gone to the Great Beyond for Carz. where she now sits in an honored position at the Campfire of Her People as a Chief of the Road who lasted almost 30 years before buying her ticket to the Great Beyond.  So I won't have any snow removal tasks tomorrow from my vehicles.  :icon_sunny:

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There was already a pretty decent snow cover on the roads here from a couple of recent snowfalls, and this bodes well for this year's Iditarod, the Dogsled race from Anchorage to Nome, which actually begins up here in the Mat-Su Valley traditionally.  They have a ceremonial start in Anchorage, and then the real thing gets underway a few miles from my digs.  The last couple of years though they had to change the route because of lack of snow around here.  They even had to ship snow down from Fairbanks on the Alaska Railroad to do the ceremonial start in Anchorage.


If the conditions are good for a Valley Start, I am going to try and get my crippled ass over there to shoot some pics with my kick ass Nikon Pocket Cam.  :icon_sunny:

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Surly Newz / Re: The Daily Meme
« Last post by Eddie on February 18, 2018, 05:20:06 PM »
It's always so black or white with you, isn't it?

Banning semi-autos alone would be huge. Even just an assault rifle new sales ban wold have a measurable effect.  A handgun ban alone would be measurable. It's obvious to most people now we need to try something. There are limits to what the general public will tolerate.

When sentiment turns, it won't take long until they have all our weapons. Maybe they will only give guns to people who have been programmed to only eliminate enemies of the State. Or only to robots.
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All that from Valium? Really. I call bullshit. Valium is the most benign drug I can imagine, other than possibly cannabis. I vote crazy instead of drug-crazed.

I think crazy people are crazy first. And....do they go off when they take the drugs, or is it when they STOP taking them? I think many times it's the latter.

Truth, IMO.

For what that's worth.
The psycho-pharmacollegists almost killed me with them pills.
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Surly Newz / Re: The Daily Meme
« Last post by RE on February 18, 2018, 04:23:48 PM »
I sense a tide turning on gun control. Maybe not next week. But it's coming. There is no alternative, and I think that's starting to be realized. I frankly am sorry it has to come. But it must come now.

What kind of gun control?  Are they going to go around collecting up all the gunz people have?  What about all the Brandon Smiths who say "the only way you will get my gun is if you pry it from my cold dead fingers"?

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Surly Newz / Re: The Daily Meme
« Last post by Eddie on February 18, 2018, 03:50:26 PM »


Posted by one of my friends, who is a prof at one of the best universities in the US:

"Asked by conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt if arming teachers could solve the problem, Education secretary Betsy DeVos said states "clearly have the opportunity and the option" to allow teachers who've had weapons training to carry guns on campus." (ABC News)

(NC) State Rep. Larry Pittman (R) told fellow lawmakers that he believed “many lives could have been saved” at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., if school officials had guns. “We have to get over this useless hysteria about guns and allow school personnel to have a chance to defend their lives and those of their students,” Pittman said, according to The Charlotte News and Observer.

The newspaper also reports that in a comment on another user’s Facebook post, Pittman blamed the Florida shooting on “communist Democrats.” "So many of these shooters turn out to be communist Democrats, that I suspect they are doing these things to push for gun control so they can more easily take over the country,” Pittman wrote. (The Hill)

I'm a teacher. I don't want to be armed. I want fewer guns, fewer idiots with guns, and fewer idiots who advocate for idiots to have guns.

I sense a tide turning on gun control. Maybe not next week. But it's coming. There is no alternative, and I think that's starting to be realized. I frankly am sorry it has to come. But it must come now.

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Surly Newz / Re: IS DONALD TRUMP A TRAITOR?
« Last post by RE on February 18, 2018, 02:38:35 PM »
To me, guys, life is just life. Doom is the stage I live on, but my life is still mine. I try to still squeeze a bit of enjoyment out of it. I don't have much of a social life in the real world. I do some socializing here, because you guys do get it, that we have doom as a constant overhang on our daily lives.  I enjoy knowing humans who are awake. There aren't that many.

I think most of us if not all are similar in this respect.  I will tell you also these days I am glad the Diner didn't become a huge board like Zero Hedge or r/collapse, but just a few Doomers who know each other well.  Honestly besides Brian, the other Diners here are my only friends I have anymore as I finish my time walking the earth.

Long Live the Doomstead Diner!

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Surly Newz / Re: The Daily Meme
« Last post by Surly1 on February 18, 2018, 01:30:09 PM »
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Surly Newz / Re: The Daily Meme
« Last post by Surly1 on February 18, 2018, 01:28:49 PM »
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Surly Newz / Re: The Daily Meme
« Last post by Surly1 on February 18, 2018, 01:27:38 PM »
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