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  1. So murder in Australia is down 20% since the high point in 2002. Meanwhile, here in America, murder is down 50% over the last 20 years. (See: http://extranosalley.com/?p=40867) Thus, we have: 1) one place where guns were confiscated and had a murder reduction of 20%. 2) And we have another place where there are more guns than ever, and a murder reduction of 50%. Liberal's conclusion: Yeah, it must be the guns that are responsible for murder!
  2. In other words, the criminals haven't been prevented from getting the guns they want with which to commit crimes. They've just gotten more creative. In other words, the confiscation from the law-abiding hasn't stopped the black market which is used by criminals. Ditto. And you claim this as a sign of success of gun confiscation?
  3. In the meantime, Coca-cola will kill pain from a toothache. I've been working out in the field before with a toothache, and taking a small sip of Coke and holding it over the bad tooth will numb the pain. Repeat as necessary.
  4. That looks like the ticket. If I was Keith, I'd go browse the dental section of a pharmacy store and see what they've got.
  5. And in addition to all of the above, you have to get a permit from the government to be on the mountain, and that's a healthy fee which pays for cleaning up the trash left behind, medical care for the injured, and rescue operations. Climbers pay about $65,000 for their attempts. You're getting off easy...
  6. JB Weld from the auto parts store works great on car engines. What could go wrong? Let us know how it works out...
  7. News: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/01/12/gun-buybacks-popular-but-ineffective/1829165/ Quote: "The rifles, pistols and shotguns always look impressive when they're displayed at news conferences celebrating the end of gun buyback campaigns. Spread across tables or piled high into overflowing stacks, all those weapons reinforce the notion that trading cash for guns works. It gets guns off the street, organizers say, and makes the city safer. The problem, according to years of research, is that it does neither."
  8. Here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/4269/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22%5C%22hr4269%5C%22%22%5D%7D&resultIndex=1 Quote: "It shall be unlawful for a person to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, a semiautomatic assault weapon." 124 co-sponsors. Sure, no one is trying to take our guns... That's what Obama told us!
  9. I don't know what that means... But I was thinking that water needs a wall, fence or railing along side it. Small children could teeter right over that open edge and drown the same way. It's downright dangerous.
  10. Well, that problem goes back to, what, the early or mid 80's. 30 years ago. Most of the people that were around then, are now retired and no longer skydiving. It was too long ago for the new kids to remember it. For the new kids, here's the story... In manufacturing, the steel is heated to soften it in order to forge the hardware into shape, and then they're put through a 2nd heating process to harden it again. A batch of large rings in the 3-ring system somehow missed that re-hardening step in the process. They got installed on rigs. And then a few people had hard openings which stretched those rings out into an oval shape. Some of them enough so that there was no longer sufficient diameter for the middle ring to pass through. So you were left with a non-functional cut-away system. It affected many hundreds of rigs. I had to send mine in to have a "Rockwell hardness test" done on it, whereby they push a diamond tip probe against the steel under a certain amount of pressure, and then measure the depth of the indentation made by the diamond - just a tiny almost imperceptible dimple. That tells you how hard the steel is. Mine passed, but I always had to carry that little piece of paper around with the rig for its remaining service life, to prove to every rigger that worked on it that it was safe.
  11. Ah, I see. Thanks for those details. I thought maybe he was someone who was killed while distracted walking, since that's the subject of this thread, and someone mentioned "sensitivity" regarding him.
  12. Yes it was. So says the person with no identifying information in their profile... Says the person who apparently is unaware of the PhillyKev incident. Don't know who that is or what happened to him/her. But if this is a sensitive subject here, I would just point out that I didn't start the topic. I just responded to what was already in progress...
  13. Yes it was. So says the person with no identifying information in their profile...
  14. Here's another: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=5b1_1451619783