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Fear among the gun extremists

March 7, 2013

To the editor: It is pretty scary that the right wing extremists believe, with all their hearts, that the government will “take their guns awa....

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svensota

Mar-14-13 7:15 PM

Hey, guys. I'm back from my Internet sensitivity training session. Let's all go for a beer. I'm in the mood to hug all of humanity, especially conservatives. Also, hypocrites, the irony impaired, and the humorless. I'd even give ol' Concerned 73 a big smooch.

What the hey, huh?

I love everyone!

The sky is blue and beautiful. Butterflies are coming soon.

I think I'll have another.

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MichaelT

Mar-14-13 1:31 PM

ZM: If you want our exchanges to be unfriendly, so be it. If you insist on using perjoritive terms like "hypocrite," I can't foresee anything else.

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Zorromcgee

Mar-14-13 11:50 AM

MT-the problem is not with my not accepting your opinion-you have the right to that-it is with your refusal to accept facts and admit when you are proven wrong. And I do not believe I have called you stubborn and irrational, I have called you a hypocrite(and provided examples), irony impaired and humorless.

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MichaelT

Mar-14-13 10:03 AM

ZM: Each of us views the statements and arguments of the other from our own perspective. Your characterization of our previous exchanges is by no means unbiased. If you want to have a fair and friendly conversation, it would help if you would refrain from equating your biased assessment of my words with objective reality.

To put it another way, I realize that my statements and opinions are biased. Because I realize this, I do not accuse you of stubbornness or irrationality when you do not agree with them. I simply say we have a difference of opinion and let it go at that. I would hope that you might do the same.

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Zorromcgee

Mar-14-13 9:28 AM

MT-I would take you more seriously if you would hold yourself to the standard you hold others. And if you would admit that you are wrong when overwhelming proof of your error is provided. But to continue to bluster, to demand proof when you provide none, to accuse others of "vague,lawyerly" answers when you often provide "vague, lawyerly" answers just makes it difficult to believe that you are for real. Some of what you say seems to border on self-parody.

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svensota

Mar-13-13 7:44 PM

MIT/PR/JR/Zorrom/et al: I'm going to my first Internet sensitivity training session tonight. I'll be a whole new svensota tomorrow.

I'm sure.

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MichaelT

Mar-13-13 5:03 PM

ZM & Sven: I do not "yank people's chains." I take their statements at face value. I may not agree with their point of view, but I do not make them the butt of unwelcome jokes. Good natured ribbing is fine between friends, but it's not good natured when previous encounters have not been friendly.

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svensota

Mar-13-13 3:43 PM

Zorrom: Honestly, I thought MIT was yanking our chains too. Guess I'm not the only sensitive one. Maybe MIT should convert to Liberalism and become even more caring and gentle.

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svensota

Mar-13-13 3:35 PM

JR: Twelve?

Haven't we discussed my being able to count to 12 before? What you said was a little hurtful. And, I'm a sensitive guy. We liberals are a caring and gentle people.

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Zorromcgee

Mar-13-13 3:30 PM

MT-You mean you were serious? Wow, sorry you saw that as mean spirited. but if you do not see the humor in your statement, than you cannot see the meanspirited nature of your own posts. And that is sad. For you to say that you do not argue for the sake of argument is like Bill O'Reilly saying he does not like to critisize Obama. And if you feel that humor is poison then you should not say such blatantly hypocritical (and really funny) things.

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svensota

Mar-13-13 3:27 PM

Warren is selling!?!

Zooks! I'm gettin' out.

Or, was that in a Moneynews article from 2007?

If not, we're doomed. Again.

Maybe I'll get a little land in Texas next door to you, MIT. Buy gold. Buy guns. Build a bomb shelter. Or, at least a concrete bunker. And, convert to TeaPartyism.

Oh, woe is us.

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MichaelT

Mar-13-13 2:54 PM

ZM: Mean-spirited sarcasm injects poison into public discourse. Those who engage in it accomplish nothing but to perpetuate and worsen the existing polarization.

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JReader

Mar-13-13 2:47 PM

Sven:

To come up with eight points one needs to know the problem. So, just what is your problem ? I'm ready to tackle it - heck I might even raise my personal bar and come up with twelve.

Awaiting your instructions, sir.

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Zorromcgee

Mar-13-13 2:21 PM

MT-just when I think you have no sense of humor whatsoever you post "I don't enjoy arguing for the sake of arguing. ". Thank you, that is the funniest thing I have read all week. Your humor brightened my day!

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MichaelT

Mar-13-13 12:23 PM

Warren is buying? Which Warren is that? Certainly not Warren Buffet. Read:

"Warren Buffett, who has been a cheerleader for U.S. stocks for quite some time, is dumping shares at an alarming rate. He recently complained of “disappointing performance” in dyed-in-the-wool American companies like Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, and Kraft Foods.

"In the latest filing for Buffett’s holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett has been drastically reducing his exposure to stocks that depend on consumer purchasing habits. Berkshire sold roughly 19 million shares of Johnson & Johnson, and reduced his overall stake in “consumer product stocks” by 21%. Berkshire Hathaway also sold its entire stake in California-based computer parts supplier Intel.

"With 70% of the U.S. economy dependent on consumer spending, Buffett’s apparent lack of faith in these companies’ future prospects is worrisome."

- from Moneynews.c o m

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MichaelT

Mar-13-13 12:17 PM

ZM: I've said everything I have to say about homosexual relationships. I know how the other commenters on this site feel about the issue, and I don't care to rehash the whole thing again. I don't enjoy arguing for the sake of arguing.

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svensota

Mar-13-13 11:48 AM

MIT: Heartwarming indeed, especially the part about the kolaches.

Clearly, we are polar opposites. I'd rather be dead than live anywhere in Lone Star State. May it leave the Union soon.

And, I'll pass on George, as Warren is on the other line buying his brains out.

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Zorromcgee

Mar-13-13 10:13 AM

MT-Why are you posting on here? Are you unaware of whats going on in st paul? They are discussing same sex marriage! Are you not ready to go out and deprive people of their rights? Get with it! Soon you will be forced to marry someone of the same sex if you don't!

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MichaelT

Mar-13-13 8:43 AM

Sv: If I were to move anywhere, it would be Texas -- Brenham area, hill country, bluebonnets in the spring, Texas A&M Aggies. Also in Snook there's an old-time Czec bakery that makes great kolaches. Not to mention the remote possibility of secession. Don't mess with Texas.

Since I can't move, I'll have to content myself with doing my best to shield my nest egg from the coming collapse. There's never been a gov't that prints money at this rate and hasn't experienced severe problems as a result.

Sven, since you are so bullish on our economy, I assume you'll want to be buying stocks. Contact George Soros. I hear he's selling.

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svensota

Mar-13-13 12:20 AM

Dianne Feinstein! Well, bless her.

Thanks, PR.

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svensota

Mar-13-13 12:16 AM

Ooops, I thought JR wrote the previous post. It was you, MIT!

Hard to tell you two guys apart.

Are you moving to GunWorld, too?

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svensota

Mar-13-13 12:13 AM

JR: I try to stay up-to-date on right wing propaganda, so, yes, I do read the WSJ.

Is your cup half empty (Headwinds Persist) or half full (Thank you, Mark Vitner)?

I'll keep you posted in the coming months of the great recovery.

Are you buying land in Idaho or Wyoming?

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MichaelT

Mar-12-13 10:46 PM

Sven: I'm glad you read the Wall St Jrnl. You omitted the part of the report that fills out the picture:

"The February decline was due not only to job creation but also to 130,000 individuals leaving the workforce. (People looking for jobs as well as those already employed are considered part of the workforce by the Labor Department.) While some may have retired, returned to school or stopped working to take care of children, others are ceasing their job hunts because they aren't sanguine about the prospects. The number of "discouraged workers," or those who have given up looking for work because they believe no jobs are available for them, increased by 80,000 in February."

Even if the 7.7% were a true reflection of the overall employment picture, it's nothing to brag about. Unless you consider high unemployment the new normal.

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PastResident

Mar-12-13 9:52 PM

"And just exactly who are those congressmen who would ban guns?"

I want their names.

I want to send them some moolah

You could start with Dianne Feinstein.

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svensota

Mar-12-13 9:15 PM

Hey, JR. How about another number for you to grouse about: 236,000.

That would be the number of jobs added in February by President Obama.

Let's listen in:

"The overall 236,000 number is nice, but the breadth of jobs growth across industries tells me that the recovery is broadening and likely gaining momentum. The mix of jobs is also changing. We're creating higher paying ones."

Gosh, must be the words of some Dem party hack, no?

I wonder who said that?

Wanna' find out?

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