Turmoil in Egypt

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  1. BPL
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  2. rberrey
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    Just stirring the pot Frosty, I do agree with you for the most part on religion and the mid east though. We will more than likely always differ on the gun issue. My mother has two Egyption friends she met at her church, one has gotten his family out,and I dont think the other will get his out. They are two fine young men, I,ve been very impressed with them over the few years I,ve known them. They deserve the right and means to protect themselves and their families. Rick
     
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    What you "mentioned" is that guns are supposedly useless, and "will save you from nothing" (you're wrong). And then you threw in yet another of your snotty remarks about Americans.... which had nothing to do with turmoil in Egypt.

    If you want me to stick to what's at the top of the page, maybe you should do the same.
    Oddly enough, I don't have to wear my cowboy hat to make any of my guns shoot. They all work just fine when I'm in a ball cap, or even bareheaded....:)

    And there's nothing 'scary' about me owning guns, unless you're planning to rob my house or worse. I haven't shot at anyone since I've been a civilian, and hopefully I'll never have to. Guns are a serious matter, and I don't wave them around lightly.

    To be accurate, you should have said that no one messes with me and my multitude of guns. One of my pastimes is collecting and shooting old bolt-action military rifles, and I have a lot of them. Plus the odd pistol or two for plinking and self defense, and a shotgun here and there....
     
  4. Frosty

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    Can you shoot ignorance Troy--thats ignorance not ignorant,

    can you shoot religion Troy,--thats religion not religious.

    If you can then your guns are worth something. That was the subject.

    Not to get in to guns --but I would never live in a place that I needed one.

    Funny olde conversations with you sepo's, one minute America is safe and as safe as anywhere else and the whole world should do like you do then you say you need guns.

    There a word for that you Know.
     
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    Iin Aurora, Colorado, the scene of the movie theater shootings, there was another apparently random incident back in April of this year -- where some goofball decided to shoot up the Destiny Christian Center. He managed to hit the pastor's mother before the pastor's cousin, an off-duty police office, brought him down.

    The pastor's mother and the shooter both died at the hospital. But if it weren't for the cousin's return fire, who knows how many others would have died?
     
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    Gentlemen, the thread originator is going through a difficult time back home. Let's not bury his thread under a shipload of bilge while he's absent, trying to sort out his problems - which are a great deal more serious than anything we are likely to face.
     
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    You seem to be under the opinion that an original poster has some kind of ownership over a thread to the point of being in some control of who or what is posted.

    I don't.

    Infact I am talking about the turmoil not only in Egypt but other middles east countries and the reasons for it.
     
  8. BPL
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    Another windup. Total waste of time.
    Why don't you educate yourself and come back when you have qualifications that make your comments worth reading.
    Maybe live in America for a month or two before you share your "wisdom" on Americans too.
     
  9. Frosty

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    BPL if you find this forum and or its contributors boring -tedious why dont you do something else.

    Most of your comments are a waste of time bringing nothing to the table to speak of as is the one above.

    Please teach us from your extensive middle East experience.

    If you've no comment --do'nt comment.

    Congratulations on your 1st anniversary --you been here nearly 12 months.
     
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    Total waste of time.
     
  11. P Flados
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    AK

    Yes it happens. The use of guns by "armed citizens" against criminals is not a big percentage of the "war on crime" these days, but it does happen. Not a big news story though.

    There are also a lot of "normal" people that take things into their own hands and beat, bash, poke, claw or otherwise repel violent criminals without the use of guns.

    However, as the likelihood of the above drop to "just not going to happen" in the mind of criminals, the only deterrent to violent crime becomes the police / military.

    We know who is in charge of the police /military. Given that the government never makes bad choices about protecting the safety of the law abiding populace, wide spread violent crime is sure to just disappear any time now (sorry, but I don't feel like holding my breath on the above postulation).

    In some area of the world where "big govenment" is non-functional or otherwise misguided, local areas still remain relatively calm and well mannered. The "moral fabric" of these local areas is probably more important than anything else. I have to believe that where you have a good "moral fabric" you have a higher fraction of people that will stand up to bad guys and you have more options for youth to avoid the path to a life of crime.
     
  12. Frosty

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    Then stop wasting it then,-- Bye Bye
     
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    BPL Senior Member

    Thank god, you've found something more worthwhile to do. Maybe mow the grass.
    Bye bye.
     
  14. whitepointer23

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    we have had muslims rioting in australia this week over that movie. they had small children parading signs that said behead all those who insult the prophet. i say put all the towel heads on planes and drop them over the middle east. we don't want crap like them in our country.
     

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    Even 8 year olds know it's ignorant to categorize people by what they wear.
    Take the ones who have kids parading violence and drop them in middle of the desert.
     
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