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    Re: Texas Shooting Spree Leaves 2 Dead, 5 Wounded

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Just remember that it was St Ronnie back when he was governor of California who started the closing of state mental institutions primarily for budget reasons. Since so many on the right don't like paying taxes which were once upon a time used to operate mental asylums, it seems highly improbable that any new ones will be opened in the foreseeable future.
    Mr Reagan is no Saint in my eyes, Somerville. Never has been. He was nowhere near as Conservative as a lot of people want to make him out to be.

    I think there's a better way to run that system, but most of the citizenry would not be pleased with it. A means to operate the system to the betterment of society in general at a reasonable cost, much of which would be borne by the people utilizing the system rather than the public.

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    Re: Texas Shooting Spree Leaves 2 Dead, 5 Wounded

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    You know it sounds funny when you say it like. And I appreciate you contributing to my humor .

    But the way I see it the brain scanning technology would be involved for all that and a lot more. If only and ONLY it was portable. That is the ultimate pragmatic fallacy. You cannot carry an fMRI with you while doing those and other things even if one wanted to.



    If it was portable?! Why! I would never have turned the portable fMRI of mine off! Let everyone see my current brain state. The more they know the better they can estimate. As long as I see theirs I have nothing to hide nor fear.

    Besides, fMRI technology is not quite there yet at reading your mind. Findings are more strongly about emotional, and mental states, as well as in disorders. Otherwise cognitive work is mostly done in the upper most thinner layers of the brain who are way too narrow to assign a function per thought yet for most part.

    Thus no one may not know what you are thinking. But sure as heck they may know whether you: like, dislike, fear, irritate, or angers you.

    Bartender: WCH, want a beer? (looks at your brain scans). Ok, then, which will it be, a Bud or Peja? (looks again). Peja is exported beer from Dardania? No! Ok, here's a Bud. 5$ . Yes, you heard me! Now don't give me that amigdala activity BS! It is 5$ and I opened the bottle! Ok, ok. But I will put it in your tab! I see you like that you cheap bastard!
    I don't know if you're an American or not but, we have this thing called the 4th amendment. Your Orwellian machine would likely violate that.

    How hard is it to buy a gun in Dardania? BTW

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    Re: Texas Shooting Spree Leaves 2 Dead, 5 Wounded

    I thought everyone was packing heat in Texas?

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    Re: Texas Shooting Spree Leaves 2 Dead, 5 Wounded

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    I thought everyone was packing heat in Texas?
    Nope. Just like not all of us here in Massachusetts are pacifist types who will simply hand over our wallets at the slightest show of force.

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    Re: Texas Shooting Spree Leaves 2 Dead, 5 Wounded

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Nope. Just like not all of us here in Massachusetts are pacifist types who will simply hand over our wallets at the slightest show of force.
    fair point however you are all terrible drivers in Mass
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Texas Shooting Spree Leaves 2 Dead, 5 Wounded

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    fair point however you are all terrible drivers in Mass
    No, that's Rhode Island drivers. Now, get your facts straight! We here in MA are fine drivers. We're just Massholes is all.

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    Re: Texas Shooting Spree Leaves 2 Dead, 5 Wounded

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    fair point however you are all terrible drivers in Mass
    If you think the Mass drivers are bad, go down to Connecticut (where I'm from). You'll get a whole new appreciation for Massachusetts drivers.

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    Re: Texas Shooting Spree Leaves 2 Dead, 5 Wounded

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Texas Shooting Spree Leaves 2 Dead, 5 Wounded

    its from Reuters..

    When will these terror attacks by common Americans stop?
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    This is friggen texas, where were all the heroic gun owners to take down this horrible guy? Oh yeah, ducking for cover while the police did their job. Thank you to the brave police officers who stopped a deadly killing spree and who did their job heroically, and thank you to all the gun owners in the area for owning guns as it seems to have really deterred this criminal. I think it is obvious why I respect police despite some of their less respectable members and actions, and really don't care about the wannabe heroes who think having a gun makes them Wyatt Earp.
    Posts 1 and 4 of a 12 page thread. Pretty sad guys, i'm not seeing a genuine attempt to even invite any sort of civil or reasonable debate. I don't think i'll even bother going any further if this is any indication of what i've got to look forward to.


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    Re: Texas Shooting Spree Leaves 2 Dead, 5 Wounded

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    If fMRI would be included in the background checks he may not have gotten a license to own a legal gun.
    Are you seriously proposing that a MRI should be required in order to purchase a gun? This is the most ridiculous proposal I have ever heard of for gun owners.

    Do you really expect this to happen?

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    Re: Texas Shooting Spree Leaves 2 Dead, 5 Wounded

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I am one such person, but even in SD I am in the minority.

    And I probably would not have fired on a drive-by shooter, either.
    I wouldn't have fired unless the shooter was shooting at me. Otherwise there is too many unknowns to just see something happening and start shooting. As a shooter, I am responsible for every round that exits my gun. Accidentally shooting into a house is a major no no and can land a person in custody and could lead to prison.

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