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    News Egypt's Islamists warn giving women some rights could destroy society

    It makes me wonder why feminists and gays are so quick to defend Muslim immigrants. In regards to women I believe christian europeans were the first group to value their females over being a commodity. Christian europeans were the first to stop slavery and their repeated military...
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    News Would a more meritocratic system be more beneficial than contemporary republics?

    This is correct. I often see people wrongly believing that disagreement on the part of the other party is a result of ignorance. People can be presented with the same information and come to different conclusions. If there was a way to test only the understanding of facts then I would support...
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    News Possible misconceptions about Affirmative Action

    Not quite, Ashkenazi jews can be considered a genetically distinct group, at least according to wiki. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashkenazi_Jews Their evolution was looked at in a book I read called "The 10,000 year explosion"...
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    News Anonymous: Operation Last Resort.

    I'm curious what they will do too. I can't comment on this specifics but what he was charged with(according to what I have heard) was pretty ridiculous in terms of the jail time. In regards to government far more transparency is needed. I think the belief that citizens should trust...
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    News Would a more meritocratic system be more beneficial than contemporary republics?

    At creation the voting system in America was different. You had to be a white male landowner to vote. For the landownership requirement, the idea was to make sure only people who had a vested interest in the country succeeding could influence it. I don't think it should be put into place...
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    News The race war in LA

    Race relations since the 50s up until now have largely consisted of nonwhite populations demanding things and the white population largely saying "ok", this has resulted in relative peace. Since the white population is no longer the majority in many areas these groups have focused their...
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    News Possible misconceptions about Affirmative Action

    Equality of opportunity and equality of outcome are two different things and even equality of opportunity doesn't mean everything is or should be equal, only that you will have a chance, some will have better chances then others. People who support AA want equality of outcome, this is...
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    News Possible misconceptions about Affirmative Action

    When looking at the wording of the civil rights acts, one can only question how such wording got written into a law. Any type of standard will have a "Disparate impact" on some group, but apparently the only groups which matter are those which are not white and not male...
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    News Professor claims Newton Ct massacre a hoax

    I'm not seeing the problem, it makes no sense to fire him unless you believe in firing people for believing stupid things outside of work. For private businesses I would say firing someone for what ever reason should be acceptable. FAL is a public university and given that, the personal...
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    News The new leader of China, Xi Jinping

    How would a violent revolution even take place? The government is in complete control of everything.
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    News Feinstein: Assault Weapons Ban Bill

    I'm going to need evidence showing less people own firearms. Not proportions but people total, I suspect the number is steadily riseing. In terms of total deaths, you already wrote it's not an issue statistically. Also you're equateing suicides and accidental discharges with homocides, they...
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    News Feinstein: Assault Weapons Ban Bill

    If the second amendment was written with muskets in mind, doesn't that imply the first amendment was written with printing presses and no long range communication in mind? Your line of reasoning leads to the entire constitution being scrapped.
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    News Feinstein: Assault Weapons Ban Bill

    I fundementally disagree with you, while handguns are designed to shoot people, shooting people is not inherently wrong depending on the situation. The rest of your post is a bit contradictory, if getting shot by someone isn't a problem then clearly there is no need for further gun...
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    News Feinstein: Assault Weapons Ban Bill

    Can someone explain the basis of "hunting rifles" being used as the basis of what is or isn't acceptable to own? I don't hunt and I don't consider hunting the basis of gun ownership, they are two completely seperate issues. Hunting is a sport/hobby and as such is nonvital. To associate the two...
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    News Feinstein: Assault Weapons Ban Bill

    The reason to own a 30rd magazine is to be able to shoot more bullets. 10rd magazines aren't any more legitimate then 30rd in their use and both are pretty arbitrary numbers. It's true that 30rd are more effective but effectiveness doesn't imply something is bad to own. The vast majority of...
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    News Delhi gang-rape victim dies in hospital in Singapore

    I'm actually curious why this got so much attention. This happens in the US too but you don't see this type of response, the media actually seems to ignore it...
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    News Feinstein: Assault Weapons Ban Bill

    In regards to magazine capacity, Cho killed the highest number of people in the US with two handguns, one which used 10rd magazines the other 15rd. There is little reason to think lanza wouldn't have been equally capable. When shooting unarmored people at close range, children even moreso...
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    News Peak fossil fuels by 2017

    The fact that gas is still less costly per gallon then milk amazes me considering one is a finite resource which is being consumed in vast quantites. While peak oil may not happen yet, it will happen and happen long before the sun destroys the planet.
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    News Sick freak kills first-graders

    In regards to Lanzas motives, this is a possibility. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2250326/Adam-Lanza-afraid-mother-planning-involuntarily-committed-psychiatric-home-targeted-children-loved-loved-him.html Also I believe I read(can't find the source) that he got into a fight at...
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    Technology to protect a school

    Lockdowns are good so long as you aren't locking the prey in with the predator.
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    News Sick freak kills first-graders

    I always knew something like this would happen at some point. Besides looking at the causes of the violence the solution is not to pass more gun control to strip power from the law abideing population but to enable the population to protect themselves. Schools should either have armed guards...
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    News USA Final 2012 Presidential Debate (#3) Observations

    Perceived as a weakness by who? The only thing I got out of it is that they blindly support Israel in every way possible. While I agree Israel has some common interests the amount of pandering was bizarre. I don't understand why most Americans would care about Israel, in fact I would assume most...
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    News USA Final 2012 Presidential Debate (#3) Observations

    I am puzzled by the amount of times Israel was brought up.
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    News Gun Policy Debate

    Alcohol is banned from cars, yet people keep driving drunk and killing other people. Clearly the restrictions are insufficient yet you aren't in support of further alcohol regulation(which should be far further regulated since it allows people to make extremely poor decisions). You aren't in...
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    News Gun Policy Debate

    So you dislike guns and support restricting access to them because they don't have value to you. You support banning "assault weapons" while not showing any data they are used often in murders(I suspect the vast majority of murders involve pistols). Firearms in the US will always be relatively...
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    News Gun Policy Debate

    So when bad things happen ones first action as policy maker should be to restrict the freedoms of responsible people? We should solve the problem with gangs by banning firearms and not actually dealing with the gangs? And in general, why do you focus on firearms instead of the multitude...
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    News Romney's VP pic prediction

    Those who believe that gay marraige and gay adoption are supported by most of the american population are wholly mistaken. I suspect the country has reached its peak acceptance of gays and will start moving in the opposite direction. Those who support such policies have a tendency to reproduce...
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    News Don't want your kid learning about the evils of evolution? Move to Missouri!

    The public education system is as much about indoctrination as it is about education. I would be OK with just the facts being presented along with differeing viewpoints but that's not how it goes. This isn't even considering the massive behavior problems the kids at public schools have...
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    News Romney's VP pic prediction

    I now have a reason to vote for Romney.
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    News What has the US done to tackle gun shootings?

    Some of this info is a bit out of date but I doubt that much has changed(I don't care for certain political slants but the info is cited).: Edit: removed inappropriate link, there are valid sources of information available Regardless of being against restrictions on mag capacity and any...
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