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PopeBeanie replied to the topic Misc stories in the forum NEWS NEWS NEWS!! Current Events and Favorite News Sources 1 day, 15 hours ago
[Established in 1938, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard administers the oldest fellowship program for journalists in the world. More than 1,300 journalists of accomplishment from 88 countries have received…[Read more]
@Enco – Yes, I think I did post it previously. I re-read the book every few years. Same with Fear and Loathing in LV, just to make sure I am living correctly 🙂
As for what two or more people do together as consenting adults is of no interest or concern to me unless I am one of them. Here in Ireland the penalty for bigamy is two wives!
Re-reading them, you may the right about the added age restrictions and background checks, plus bans on switch-blades, brass knuckles, and “zip guns” have been around for decades in many jurisdictions.
Still, this doesn’t indicate when the added restrictions passed, what prompted them, or whether they had any desired effect.
I know for…[Read more]
I think you’ve posted the Dr. D.M. Brooks passage before, but it is well worth re-reading, especially for all who like Peyton Place-style trashy beach novels. 🌤 📚 😎
Not that there’s anything wrong with Sodomy, “homosexual entanglements,” or “bigamies” among consenting adults, of course, but doing these things while professing a morality…[Read more]
Unseen, So do Vermont and New Hampshire now. Vermont has had no laws restricting open or concealed carry for decades and New Hampshire repeal it’s requirements for concealed carry as well. They are still paradises compared against States that impose these restrictions.
They would be paradisal with or without guns due to t…[Read more]
Then I guess I read Vermont’s laws incorrectly because it seems like they raised the age, required background checks beyond federal laws and enacted a whole slew of new laws on gun control Enco.
Seems like a shit ton of gun control to me beyond federal legislation. What do I know…I’m not…[Read more]
Just rereading a book that mentions the Puritans. It is over 100 years old now. From ‘The Necessity of Atheism’ by Dr. D.M. Brooks;
When the Puritan Fathers landed in this country, they began an existence that has revealed to the world for all time the value of a “burning religious zeal.” In a sense they showed this zeal in regard to the…[Read more]
The Freedom to Harm article raises an interesting question in my mind. Atheism may not be a religion per se, but it is a religious position (a position on religion), and the day may come when we want to assert a right to a “religious exemption” using the same sort of law that in Mississippi and elsewhere gives religious people an exe…
Age restrictions, background checks, and licensing are Federally-imposed, not Vermont State-imposed, and statutes authorizing seizures of weapons are directed against the arrested, not the Citizenry at large.
The Federal restrictions are imposed on all States, so if they alone were effective against firearms crimes, the effect would be…[Read more]
I didn’t impose a “no exceptions” rule. Sure, there are (rare) contraexamples, but the proponderance of the evidence demonstrates that the states with weak gun control tend to be more dangerous places when it comes to gun deaths.
Sounds like goalpost-shifting to me. You asserted as Gospel that a State deregulating and de-re…[Read more]
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