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    What is more important to you, owning a firearm, or breathing? And who in the US needs a weapon that can kill someone 2 miles away?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-36345290


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    According to the gun policy at Trump Towers (the Chicago manager says, "...we don't allow firearms in the hotel") breathing is more important. I'm down with that.


    "...I no longer believe that people's secrets are defined and communicable, or their feelings full-blown and easy to recognize."_Alice Munro, Chaddeleys and Flemings.

    "...the order in creation which you see is that which you have put there, like a string in a maze, so that you shall not lose your way". _Judge Holden, Cormac McCarthy's, BLOOD MERIDIAN.

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    So you start a thread to cover all burning/non-burning issues, and you come back to guns.
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    Thought for the day: if Justin Trudeau can explain quantum computing in a sentence, can Donald Trump explain quantum accounting for businessmen in a sentence?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-36061712



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    Timothy Garton Ashs 10 Principles of Free Speech
    -6. We respect the believer but not necessarily the content of the belief.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/23/bo...ttom-well&_r=0

    -Why should I respect someone who believes Jews, Homosexuals, Slavs, Communists and the Disabled should be exterminated? We have equality before the law, and a Nazi or a murderous Islamic fanatic has the same human rights that I have, but why should I respect him, or her?



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    I've heard others say that; "Respect the person but not their views." It does not make sense to me except to respect them in the most basic sense. Respect their human and civil rights even if you don't respect their views....but not respect in the commonly used sense I hope (that you hold them in the same esteem that you would before they expressed repellent views).

    But it's almost a pointless admonition if it means that since even people who have committed crimes have not forfeited all of their rights.


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    I can agree on most of what he says, but I'll have to admit that #6 is a bit iffy.
    Not only is his definition of respect important, but perhaps his definition of 'believer' also...as used in content.



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    Nobody fucking cares...
    Humor from ''The onion".
    http://www.theonion.com/article/repo...ng-cares-52974



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    Quote Originally Posted by sukumvit boy View Post
    Nobody fucking cares...
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    http://www.theonion.com/article/repo...ng-cares-52974
    I don't think much thought went into that...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Stavros View Post
    I don't think much thought went into that...
    I didn't intend to appear to cast aspersions on this thread , I just wanted to interject some humor .
    Actually , I liked the idea of this thread the moment I saw it , and I was hoping it would take off.
    Sort of a daily dose of brain candy , without the dick picks.
    To that end I want to bring up the debate about transgender bathrooms which was in the news here in the States this week.
    It seems to me that all sides in this debate have some legitimate concerns and I was wondering what some of you thought.
    Also , what's the solution in terms of existing and future infrastructure especially in places like stadiums and airports . Do we go with 3 bathrooms , or 4 or perhaps one with many 'private1 enclosures.
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