Forum posts made by jack_42

Topic Obama Closes Background-Check Gun-Law Loophole
Posted 09 Sep 2013 01:11



I don't know. Did you take my point out of context? Only you can answer that one. [/quote

Ok just keep being facetious that's your thing.

Topic Agree or disagree?
Posted 09 Sep 2013 01:05

I agree but it also effects others lives as well as your own - the pain can be spread around and be a lasting influence on more than 2 lives.

Topic Favorite football team?
Posted 08 Sep 2013 15:46

The Rolling Stones.

Topic Obama Closes Background-Check Gun-Law Loophole
Posted 08 Sep 2013 14:53



The reason I ask is because you said you found the gun issue "ridiculous". Yet, the only thing ridiculous about the issue in America is the ridiculous amount of people that die daily due to gun violence. With that morsel of truth, I don't even need to get into the other ways guns assist crime in our country.

An excerpt from a Huffington Post article says,

If Americans misbehaved on Jan. 15, 2013, as they typically do, then there were 30 gun-related murders and 162 people wounded by firearms in the country, based on the most recent figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On top of that, another 53 people kill themselves with a firearm each day, according to the CDC.

Breaking it down further, three people are killed by a gun per hour and almost seven people are shot every 60 minutes.

While it's worth noting that the vast majority of gun owners are law abiding, the cold, hard numbers about deaths and injuries due to guns seem equally noteworthy. Guns were used in 11,422 homicides and 19,392 suicides in 2010, according to the CDC, and were used either intentionally or accidentally to wound 59,208 people in 2011.


Here is a link to that article, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/16/murders-shootings-and-gun-sales-per-day_n_2488664.html.

Facts are fact. The truth is ugly.

I understand why you questioned my word of 'ridiculous' in this when you compare that description to the cold reality of US deaths by guns. But I meant it in the context that there shouldn't even be a debate about owning a machine gun - it's so obvious to me that nobody should be allowed to own such a weapon. (I don't feel private individuals should even own a handbag gun so a machine gun as I've said borders on the comic - except of course it can mean serious death.) Your statistics tell me that the easy availability of the weapon has to be a contributary factor to the deaths. I think it also relates to our impatience as a society - that is the desire for quick solutions to all problems but in this case I feel it exacerbates in the long term rather than cures in the short term.

However, I have gone on a web site and my interpretation of the statistics for gun death in the Czech Republic is as follows. There were 1.51 deaths per 100,000 of the population. 0.12 were homicides and 1.39 were suicides I estimate the population to be about 5,000,000 so that according to my very likely dodgy arithmetic works out at 6 murders and 69.5 suicides for 2010. I know people go hunting in this country so firearms must be available to some extent. In the UK where guns are a taboo item the figure is lower even though the population is higher. For every 100,000 people there have been 0.25 gun deaths overall which works out at 0.04 murders and 0.18 suicides. I think these figures speak for themselves. The population of the UK is about 62,000,000 multiply that and trusting my lousy math means approximately 25 murders and 111 suicides annually, (not every damn hour or so Jesus!).

Topic Obama Closes Background-Check Gun-Law Loophole
Posted 07 Sep 2013 17:07



Are you in the Czech Republic or do you reside in America? If you are in the Czech Republic, does your country have the same statistics of death by gun violence or crime assisted with guns as America experiences? Does the Czech Republic Constitution allow for citizens to arm themselves?

I'm in the Czech Republic and have to check on the question you asked as I'm not aware of the statistics or the ruling on arms. However just off the top of my head and going by local news - gun violence I feel is quite rare - I've never seen a news headline thus related. In fact I think violence in most forms is the same. I'm not too keen on standing near cops as they are carrying guns which I don't agree with - nevertheless I've never seen a policeman actually holding a gun on anybody. I've seen one shop lifter arrested, and 2 derelicts fighting in the metro for about 3 minutes as they stopped and then resumed their walk together. This is the total amount of incidents I've seen and I've lived here about 4 years. Of course we're talking about a place that had a revolution because they didn't agree with the government and wait for it did they get their hidden guns out or even pitch forks ....Oh amazing they had a revolution without killing anybody or even threatening them with a gun - how naive of them didn't they know the right way to do it???

Topic Sexy Redheads....
Posted 06 Sep 2013 13:46

http://31.media.tumblr.com/56d1cd10b80fee6a936218f1493dfa14/tumblr_mo2gl3j7p01qhz9qko1_500.jpg

MMMM a natural.

Topic Obama Closes Background-Check Gun-Law Loophole
Posted 06 Sep 2013 07:54

I'm sorry I find this whole gun thing totally ridiculous. This 2nd Amendment thingy where the population have guns so they don't have to use pitchforks etc to attack the government because the government itself has voted in a law to make it a fair gunfight (which is the way the above posts came across to me) seems rather paradoxical and surely unnecessary anyway in a country that can vote out a government it's not happy with. Unless of course there is some mysterious part of the US Constitution whereby a totalitarian government can be elected and therefore bring in draconian measures that need to be rebelled against. MMM Maybe that was the case in the past but really only applied to the indigenous population.

Topic Obama Closes Background-Check Gun-Law Loophole
Posted 05 Sep 2013 06:43




'' Not only with gun laws but, for instance, illegal immigrants hirings. ''

I don't care who you manage get back to Holland where you belong.

Topic Obama Closes Background-Check Gun-Law Loophole
Posted 02 Sep 2013 22:08



I beg to differ. If everyone thought like ME the world would be a better place! After all, I'm me and who wouldn't want to be like me?

Are all your points taken out of context?

Topic If you could have one show come back for one more season, what would it be?
Posted 02 Sep 2013 22:03

Only Fools and Horses.

Topic Obama Closes Background-Check Gun-Law Loophole
Posted 01 Sep 2013 15:30

If this debate didn't involve death it would be a joke. To most of the western world owning a machine gun as a private individual is so outrageous it borders on the comic. Like Monty Python's gangs of delinquent old ladies it's so over the top it's funny like a scene from Some Like It Hot. And all these crazy reasons for owning one - the usual emotive ''defending my family from crazed maniacs'' etc are ludicrous. People are probably more likely to have their kids drown in the neighbours' swimming pool than get shot by a gun wielding delinquent. What's the next step your own private tank or armoured personnel carrier?

Topic It's that time of year again! Yea Football!!
Posted 01 Sep 2013 13:30

I see that Bulgaria is favourite to win The World Series.

Topic Obama Closes Background-Check Gun-Law Loophole
Posted 01 Sep 2013 13:21



Why would that be relevant? Guns don't start violence and the people who bear them don't necessarily start violence. Guns generally make one more prepared for violence and to respond to violence than being unarmed.

But you've brought up the issue of starting violence. When does violence start? Is it when the person comes at you with a baseball bat or when you respond to that by shooting him? Do you have to wait for him to hit you before you can justify self-defense?

Their function is violence and nothing else - don't give me that crap about target practice. Your example of the baseball bat is obviously the start of violence but I refer you to my example of the motor car. I am still willing to take the chance and if everybody thought like me the world would be a better place. And to that end I have to have the strength of my convictions and not react like some kid in the playground who hits out to get their own way but take a chance on the baseball bat, the motor car, the tyre iron, the knife, the cricket bat, or whatever nasty implement the immature person is willing to attack me with. Let's face it there are situations where no matter how many guns I have I will be defeated so the fail safe idea is also up for grabs. Actually if someone in the UK attacked me with a baseball bat I would have to justify the grounds of whatever means I used to stop him the law says I can use just enough violence to adequately defend myself and shooting him with a gun would not be taken as justifiable. Grow up - westerns make fun viewing but that's it. Woa Trigger.

Topic Have you ever had sex at work?
Posted 01 Sep 2013 13:09

Yes after all had left for the day it was a government department that only worked in the mornings. The afternoons were heavenly illicit stolen moments.

Topic relation problems
Posted 01 Sep 2013 13:04

I have heard of this situation before and this is an opportunity to woo her again and re-establish the structure of your relationship. It is a chance to do things differently and better. The main thing you will have to do is listen and be patient and things might very well go your way but don't be pushy just be relaxed calm and interested.

Topic Obama Closes Background-Check Gun-Law Loophole
Posted 01 Sep 2013 00:01

Bearing guns like any kind of violence is childish. I realise that there could be a situation where my possession of a gun would be desirable however I am willing to take the chance just like I take my life in my hand crossing the road considering the number of lunatics with driving licences. If anyone can quote me a time when starting violence is acceptable. I may rethink this one but so far no-one I know can think of any such example.

Topic Fantasies and Desires...
Posted 31 Aug 2013 23:42

To be seduced by 2 lesbians.

Topic Whats your Star Sign?
Posted 31 Aug 2013 13:42

I agree with Sheldon off TBBT on this one but for what it's worth Libra.

Topic Which Is Your Favorite Leonardo DiCaprio Movie?
Posted 31 Aug 2013 00:49

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Topic Do any of you guys
Posted 31 Aug 2013 00:45

'' I'm afraid that door is always locked we never go there. Oh that scratching noise well ... we hear it periodically but it goes away after a while. Oh that little opening with the bolt on it that's where we slide in the food but we only do that when we hear whines and snuffles coming under the door. Most of the time things are quiet. But we never go there or open the door.''

Topic Say something nice about the profile of the person above you
Posted 31 Aug 2013 00:27

We share a mutual love of music.

Topic I have a dream...
Posted 30 Aug 2013 14:25



That's just it. Some confused equality of opportunity with equality of outcome. Thus a presumed right to an equal standard of living regardless of differences in earning ability.

There's no equality of opportunity for all - you can be a dumb prat like most of the Royal Family of the UK and have no financial worries and you can assume the right as you've inherited the privilege and I'm sure that applies to the US equivalent.

Topic What is your definition of 'Kinky".
Posted 30 Aug 2013 11:29

This is pretty kinky.

Yeagh! You really got me going you got me so I don't know what I'm doing.
I'm not content to be with you in the daytime Oh yeagh and all of the night.
They seek him here they seek him there.
His clothes are weird but never square.
And he's oh so lovely in his mind and in his body,
He's a well respected man about town.

Topic I have a dream...
Posted 30 Aug 2013 11:21

Good grief I though the dream in question was about equal rights (even though it got the dreamer killed for his ideas or have I got the wrong King here?) but this seems to be a debate about consumerism which I suppose does answer the other part of the thread - that is how things have changed. So I suppose the change is that we don't seems interested in some fundamental right so much as in acquisition.

Topic What's making you happy right at this moment???
Posted 29 Aug 2013 09:14

My toothache is subsiding after flaring up and necessitating a return to the dentist I visited yesterday for a filling.

Topic dream fuck
Posted 29 Aug 2013 09:12

I've never fantasised over some film star - no moral problem or anything it just doesn't scan somehow but strangers on the metro they are a different matter.

Topic How often are you horny?
Posted 29 Aug 2013 09:04

Only once a year but today's the day.

Topic Texting someone who is driving could get you sued and possibly arrested.
Posted 29 Aug 2013 08:58

As an ex mobile phone operator I feel that the ultimate responsibility is the recipient's He or she should be nowhere near a mobile phone whilst driving in fact in the UK it is against the law to hold a phone whilst driving anyway so how could it be the sender's fault? If it is legal in the USA to hold a phone whilst driving I am very surprised.

Topic Pepsi or Coke
Posted 29 Aug 2013 04:14

There's no accounting for taste. Both are disgusting.

Topic The male physique...
Posted 26 Aug 2013 04:52

I'll never be muscled or tall and don't have a problem with it however to my surprise I've seen statements by women saying they like a guy to have a bit of a paunch and sometimes even be slightly grubby like the odd dirty finger nail etc that this is even sexy. Now this doesn't give me a sudden urge to develop these characteristics or anything but I am interested in knowing if any ladies do find this appealing. I forget who said this but it was some young modern female star talking to a girl reporter who agreed with her.