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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 08:59 AM
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"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
George Santayana

Some graphic images but necessary to understand what happens when the people allow for a tyrannical government.

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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 09:00 AM
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hey, welcome to ATS and enjoy the melee!

your estimation of various countries is somewhat subjective - the uk is extroverted? some of us are quite reserved old chap!

where are you from? from the pop figures it's gotta be belgium or portugal i guess, didnt look up the domestic events you mention as i am supposed to be working. i only ask so i can make some blanket assumptions about your home too (joking, it's good to have a thick skin here so i may as well start you off nice and early)



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 09:06 AM
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Originally posted by SpearMint
Except the guns still exist there (for reasons I've mentioned many times) so your point is not valid. You seem to be mistaking late gun laws in a small portion of the country that is already drowned in guns for properly implemented gun control.


And that is the point that I've been making all along. Guns still exist there in the hands of criminals in spite of them being banned. All bans do, be they bans of drugs or guns, is remove them from the people who obey the law.



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 09:06 AM
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but i thought you had already been taken over by the communists in the US, none of you did owt about that despite all your boom sticks.



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 09:07 AM
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Originally posted by something wicked

Originally posted by NavyDoc

Originally posted by SpearMint
I don't know, maybe they had high crimes and murders before the laws came in. Either way it doesn't prove anything on your side at all. Gun crime is different from gun homicides, but Liverpool's isn't that high, probably the highest in the country though. You aren't making a point at all here.
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Actually it proves a point quite well. If gun bans made one safer, than those US cities without gunbans should be more violent, yet we see that those cities with the most gun bans are the most violent consistently. You say" maybe they had higher crimes and murders before the laws came in" but that really concedes the point that gun bans are not the solution and that there are other factors at play.


That argument would only stand if at city/state borders there were gun checks for anyone entering the city/state - that isn't the case is it.


So all of those drugs and illegal aliens coming from Mexico do not really exist because we have border check



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 09:14 AM
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Originally posted by NavyDoc

Originally posted by SpearMint
Except the guns still exist there (for reasons I've mentioned many times) so your point is not valid. You seem to be mistaking late gun laws in a small portion of the country that is already drowned in guns for properly implemented gun control.


And that is the point that I've been making all along. Guns still exist there in the hands of criminals in spite of them being banned. All bans do, be they bans of drugs or guns, is remove them from the people who obey the law.


Which is exactly why I say the US government should allow already owned guns, ban the selling of guns and destroy guns when they can (confiscated guns etc.). When things are on par with the UK (an example) then bring in much stricter gun laws. Things will slowly get better, in time. That's better than just standing there rambling about freedom and the constitution while things get worse under the illusion that citizens owning 270,000,000 guns is a good thing and it's some kind of liberty. That's what's happening right now whether you acknowledge it or not.
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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 09:14 AM
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Originally posted by skalla

hey, welcome to ATS and enjoy the melee!

your estimation of various countries is somewhat subjective - the uk is extroverted? some of us are quite reserved old chap!

where are you from? from the pop figures it's gotta be belgium or portugal i guess, didnt look up the domestic events you mention as i am supposed to be working. i only ask so i can make some blanket assumptions about your home too (joking, it's good to have a thick skin here so i may as well start you off nice and early)



Belgium.

To clarify: i mostly based my estimations of culture on the behavior and mannerisms of those between ages 15 and 25 (the group from which the majority of criminals originate) and on the behavior portrayed in the media (what is considered socially acceptable behavior).

Also, you can say whatever you want about Belgium, the country is a complete mess on the verge of becoming a brutal socialist dictatorship where everything is either banned or heavily taxed... unless you're a criminal or a politician.


thanks for the welcome btw.
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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 09:29 AM
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I dont think its delusional that our government gets away with murder.. Never listens to the public.. Ha no fear of the citizens of this country at all..

How is that delusional??



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 09:32 AM
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Text Why does that sound like you think my Granny was hanging out washing with a pistol in her knickers while my Grandad was away in the Desert Rats? The only weapon she had she used getting chocolate and stockings off Yanks behind his back.
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@ Suspiria

I know nothing of your Granny's knickers nor of anything in your Granny's knickers. You seem to have a propensity to become a comedian of sorts while in reality you should be very concerned for your country and your own safety. In words of your understanding you should try reading your history and thank, whoever, that your country survived with great assistance from the civilized world. If not for others and their spilled blood you would not be sitting in front of your keyboard spouting your jokester comments. I wish you many good days but no one is certain of that. Stupid is what stupid does.



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 09:32 AM
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Originally posted by Shminkee Pinkee
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you keep believing everything the Daily Mail tells you, i'm sure you'll be fine


My views are not the DM views.. I do not need to be told what to think... Pffft



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 09:41 AM
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Not really confused; just annoyed of how so many people are willing to give up rights that I'M SUPPOSED TO FIGHT FOR!

WAKE UP!
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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 09:42 AM
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It's good to see someone understands where I am coming from.



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 09:50 AM
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What a load of complete and utter garbage, I couldn't disagree more. Living in the UK I seriously enjoy having peace of mind



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 09:50 AM
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Originally posted by EL1A5
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Not really confused; just annoyed of how so many people are willing to give up rights that I'M SUPPOSED TO FIGHT FOR!

WAKE UP!
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please, please, it's all very well us brits and our US friends showing each other our willies, but if you citizens of the US just want to assess each other's todgers, kindly find somewhere else to do it.



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 09:54 AM
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Originally posted by Seede



Text Why does that sound like you think my Granny was hanging out washing with a pistol in her knickers while my Grandad was away in the Desert Rats? The only weapon she had she used getting chocolate and stockings off Yanks behind his back.
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@ Suspiria

I know nothing of your Granny's knickers nor of anything in your Granny's knickers. You seem to have a propensity to become a comedian of sorts while in reality you should be very concerned for your country and your own safety. In words of your understanding you should try reading your history and thank, whoever, that your country survived with great assistance from the civilized world. If not for others and their spilled blood you would not be sitting in front of your keyboard spouting your jokester comments. I wish you many good days but no one is certain of that. Stupid is what stupid does.


The UK spilt plenty of its own blood in the more than 2 years of war with Nazi Germany before Germany declared war on the US on 11th December 1941 so don't go all condescending on us.



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 10:00 AM
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Just supplying an appropriate response to his statement.
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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 10:01 AM
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Originally posted by Seede



Text Why does that sound like you think my Granny was hanging out washing with a pistol in her knickers while my Grandad was away in the Desert Rats? The only weapon she had she used getting chocolate and stockings off Yanks behind his back.
reply to post by Suspiria
 


@ Suspiria

I know nothing of your Granny's knickers nor of anything in your Granny's knickers. You seem to have a propensity to become a comedian of sorts while in reality you should be very concerned for your country and your own safety. In words of your understanding you should try reading your history and thank, whoever, that your country survived with great assistance from the civilized world. If not for others and their spilled blood you would not be sitting in front of your keyboard spouting your jokester comments. I wish you many good days but no one is certain of that. Stupid is what stupid does.


Are you trying to imply the UK is not part of the civilised world? Are you trying to suggest world war 2 was a fight against a UK based tyrannical government? If not, what point does it make in relation to this thread?



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 10:03 AM
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Originally posted by Seede

I know nothing of your Granny's knickers nor of anything in your Granny's knickers. You seem to have a propensity to become a comedian of sorts while in reality you should be very concerned for your country and your own safety. In words of your understanding you should try reading your history and thank, whoever, that your country survived with great assistance from the civilized world. If not for others and their spilled blood you would not be sitting in front of your keyboard spouting your jokester comments. I wish you many good days but no one is certain of that. Stupid is what stupid does.


I agree with your post, at least the first 3 words of it.
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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 10:03 AM
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Hi EvanB,
You focused on the wrong part, I was saying that you're deluded in thinking an armed citizenry will/would/does make any difference. So gun ownership, or lack of gun ownership, is really a moot point when considered as a potential deterrent to mass control of a populace. I thought I had made that very clear in my post.

I agree with you on the rest.

T

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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 10:06 AM
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Originally posted by Seede



Text Why does that sound like you think my Granny was hanging out washing with a pistol in her knickers while my Grandad was away in the Desert Rats? The only weapon she had she used getting chocolate and stockings off Yanks behind his back.
reply to post by Suspiria
 


@ Suspiria

I know nothing of your Granny's knickers nor of anything in your Granny's knickers. You seem to have a propensity to become a comedian of sorts while in reality you should be very concerned for your country and your own safety. In words of your understanding you should try reading your history and thank, whoever, that your country survived with great assistance from the civilized world. If not for others and their spilled blood you would not be sitting in front of your keyboard spouting your jokester comments. I wish you many good days but no one is certain of that. Stupid is what stupid does.


You assume much....
Don't worry, we are all guilty of it. For instance I always assume that whenever there is any sniff of a cross North Atlantic pissing contest then some bright spark will mention WW2.

Thanks for the imput. I've actually been to all the strategic beaches and cemeteries in Normandy already.

Perhaps I'll go to North Africa and Burma where my Grandad served and his twin died a horrible flamey death so I can be the typical British humoured jokey git, but not before I go Poland this summer eh!


It's really quite bizarre. People sacrificed themselves so that we could live in a world without fear. It would seem that has since been thrown out of the window in favour of embracing it/constantly living in it. That seem's like the ultimate insult to their memory.
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