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Re: “How Much News is on the News: A Guns & Bunnies Web Extra

ArlingtonPop, I'm sure you have something interesting to say, but I want to talk about Amish furniture and how hard it is to find any in my neighborhood.

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Posted by ern on 05/03/2017 at 7:29 PM

Re: “How Much News is on the News: A Guns & Bunnies Web Extra

@ern

Sure.

Nature of these boards. Articles and their content are jumping off places for other conversations.

Only small minds are constrained by contextual purity.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 05/03/2017 at 6:45 PM

Re: “How Much News is on the News: A Guns & Bunnies Web Extra

I'm with towboatman and ArlingtonPop. I want to talk about what I want to talk about. Who has time or the ability to read the article.

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Posted by ern on 05/03/2017 at 5:52 PM

Re: “How Much News is on the News: A Guns & Bunnies Web Extra

@Chris

I was not asking for any breakout along racial lines for those legally allowed to carry.

The differentiation was criminal acts involving firearms committed by permit holders in contrast to criminal acts committed by those without a legal right to carry.

I don't see any racial agenda in that, nor was any racial agenda intended.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 05/03/2017 at 4:52 PM

Re: “How Much News is on the News: A Guns & Bunnies Web Extra

This is about media reporting, not your comically obvious racist agendas guys, sorry.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 05/03/2017 at 3:52 PM

Re: “How Much News is on the News: A Guns & Bunnies Web Extra

@towman

You may have a point here. I know the press goes berserk every time laws are passed that expand where those with carry permits are allowed to take their handguns.

It might be good to find out exactly what dangers that particular group poses to the public.

So with all the aforesaid expansions (into bars, parks, campuses, etc.) how many unlawful acts involving handguns have those with carry permits committed?

Say, over the last five years?

I have no idea where to get that information, but surely the working press can ferret it out.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 05/03/2017 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Checking Your Privilege

Ah @Grove, I see you see the same problem I see.

Our current tax code seems to be based on the "confusopoly" concept, as outlined by Douglas Adams in his Dilbert comic series.

On paper, do we have a graduated income tax? Yes.

In reality, do we have a graduated income tax? Well.....

Posted by FUNKbrs on 05/03/2017 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Checking Your Privilege

We have a graduated income tax FUNK.

What we could do is make sure that the effective rate paid reflects that to some extent rather than having so many loopholes that the wealthiest Americans pay a lower effective rate than I do.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 05/03/2017 at 2:37 PM

Re: “How Much News is on the News: A Guns & Bunnies Web Extra

It seems people who possess guns are the ones doing the shootings, so I'd have to say the problem must be gun owners. @towboatman.

Until the gun owning community gets it's collective act together, this will continue. Sadly, my fellow gun owners refuse to take responsibility for our own actions.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 05/03/2017 at 2:20 PM

Re: “Memphis is Ugly. Cleveland Still Uglier, According to BS List

FUNKYbrs - Gee, that means you feel just as Nashville (and Knoxville, Chattanooga, and the rest of the state) does towards sharing a state with Memphis. If you ran for Governor on that platform, it would probably be the biggest landslide in state history.
Of course, since AR or MS or somewhere might actually look at the revenue the state collects from Memphis versus what it spends, don't expect any takers.

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Posted by ALJ2 on 05/03/2017 at 2:19 PM

Re: “How Much News is on the News: A Guns & Bunnies Web Extra

I wonder how many of those shootings were committed by people with criminal intent and how many were committed by guys like me:middle aged,white guy driving a pick up truck with a rebel flag on the front bumper?
Break it down,Memphis Flyer!Which demographic is doing the crimes?

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Posted by towboatman on 05/03/2017 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Checking Your Privilege

We could, you know, use the law to level the playing field.

Maybe a graduated income tax where the rich pay more. Maybe dropping tuition for high demand jobs with a human resources shortage. Maybe by not allowing the rich to make profit from usury against the poor, stuff like that.

Then we wouldn't need to talk about priviledge, we would instead be talking about noblesse oblige, aka the Gospel of Wealth.

You know, that doctrine that gave us stuff like the Carnegie Foundation? You know, the principles that people claim once made America great?

But instead we get predatory loans. We get redlining. We get intentionally defunded schools (yes, intentional. Did I mention it was [and is] intentional? It should also be legally actionable as a civil rights violation, but who cares about the Constitution, right?).

If you want to stop being forced to look in the mirror because it hoits your precious wittle feewings, maybe you should stop getting high by snorting your privilege off of it.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 05/03/2017 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Memphis is Ugly. Cleveland Still Uglier, According to BS List

@chris

Honestly, I'm embarrassed of Memphis's being forced to share a state with Nashville.

Can't we get annexed by AR or MS or something? Our neighbor's kicked hound dog music is killing my ears.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 05/03/2017 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Memphis is Ugly. Cleveland Still Uglier, According to BS List

I'm not sure which is more disheartening: The fact that they called us "ugly" or the fact that they felt compelled to add the "Tenn" after Memphis, instead of letting us be a stand-alone city. I mean, come on, are we going to be confused for, say, Memphis, Nebraska?

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Posted by Chris in Midtown on 05/03/2017 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Checking Your Privilege

I'll tell you what I think the danger is in talking about privilege so often though.

The danger is that you create a victim mentality, and you eliminate the drive for success. Essentially, you tell someone that they've got so many obstacles in front of them due to things that are out of their control, and instead of fighting to overcome them, they give up and just use it all as an excuse to stay mad at the world for not letting them get what they deserve.

While I think that recognizing the existence of privilege is fine, I do think it's risky for that reason.

The other reason I say that is because it's something I don't believe you can fix. Society is always going to be prejudiced in some way. Relationships and starting on third base are always going to be a thing for those born into the inner circles. We can and should try to remove as many obstacles as possible, but this issue should be explored in a way that empowers people to feel like they're part of a movement to prove that upward mobility is possible, rather than just giving an excuse for someone to accept their status as a victim of circumstance.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 05/03/2017 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Checking Your Privilege

Wit a minute Brichy, these are your pills. What happened to my pills?

Posted by :) on 05/03/2017 at 4:46 AM

Re: “Checking Your Privilege

In a country, on earth, where Donna Braxile and Debbie Waxxerman-Schultze lie to the donors to the DNC AND THE VOTERS, gIVing hill the vote even as da bum bern earned something (for once in his life(it's got to hurt (burn!ha))), and yet, still, privilege, and blessings, and white, are to blame for the evil in life.

Sure. Right. You. Nailed. It.

Go, listen to the "professor" in Cambridge Mass tell you what to think about your neighbors, even as his neighbors yell the n word (the only place on earth this happens as told by the ball players) at a man trying to do his job as an outfielder on a baseball team.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 05/03/2017 at 1:43 AM

Re: “Checking Your Privilege

Serendipity would have it that this never ends! Cool!

Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 05/02/2017 at 10:08 PM

Re: “Checking Your Privilege

Brichy, and yet you keep coming back for more.

Posted by Nick R on 05/02/2017 at 9:32 PM

Re: “Checking Your Privilege

Doublespeak? Really? That's really funny.

Attractive could me almost anything. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Wealthy? Poor? These also could mean almost anything. The poor here in the USA are wealthy by the standards of most of the world.

Black? As in black like Rachael Dolezal or black like Seal?

Female and male appear to also words that could mean almost anything. Female like Catlin Jenner or male like Bruce Jenner?

White like me (dark ruddy (see black history in the bible for more detail)), or white as in a color without hew?

So, spare me the BS (that'd be "doublespeak").

Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 05/02/2017 at 8:36 PM

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