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  1. We're not fighting (and losing) a total war. We...

    We're not fighting (and losing) a total war. We also, all hyperbole aside, don't have a state centered on the person of a single, official autocratic and hereditary ruler.

    Personally, comparing...
  2. One thing is that cultures, ways of doing things,...

    One thing is that cultures, ways of doing things, and political systems tend to pack a lot of inertia. The Roman Senate met for centuries after the fall of Rome, and the last man with the title of...
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    I have.

    I have.
  4. :pulls out tinfoil hat: Do remember that...

    :pulls out tinfoil hat:

    Do remember that there's a number of people in the USA who think Marx is Just Dandy, and have studied the writings of him and others of a revolutionary ilk. To them,...
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    The usual advice here is to take a shooting...

    The usual advice here is to take a shooting class, and then decide. Once you have a good grasp on the fundamentals, you'll have a better idea of what can work for you.
  6. Or consider the Arbery case. Less police will...

    Or consider the Arbery case. Less police will mean more vigilante killings.
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    I was struck how after people were ask to sit and...

    I was struck how after people were ask to sit and wait until their row was called before disembarking, everyone just hopped up and crowded the asiles as soon as the lights went out. At least we got...
  8. A for instance. A friend of mine was a bank...

    A for instance. A friend of mine was a bank teller. A guy came in and robbed the place, then took her and one of her co-workers into the back, and shot both in the head. The one teller was killed,...
  9. A PNGian friend who went to college in the US...

    A PNGian friend who went to college in the US would get irritated if someone described her as an "African-American"- she was neither.
  10. Would you believe I had that part of "Fear and...

    Would you believe I had that part of "Fear and Loathing" in mind as I wrote that?
  11. I oddly suspect that a lot of that article...

    I oddly suspect that a lot of that article involved a gullible reporter, and some guys from Anonymous out trolling.

    The article reads like some kind of old square dude trying to describe that...
  12. Racism is, sadly, pretty much universal among all...

    Racism is, sadly, pretty much universal among all races. For instance, many PNGians despise the Chinese.

    One positive about the USA is that we are a bit more open about our problems,...
  13. Nope. From the Wiki article on Sidwell Friends...

    Nope. From the Wiki article on Sidwell Friends School:
  14. In reading about the pretty shameful civil rights...

    In reading about the pretty shameful civil rights history of my home area, one thing stuck out to me. Back in the 40's and decades earlier, a black man was pretty much only allowed to be a field...
  15. Herr Brugger and Mr. Thomet?

    Herr Brugger and Mr. Thomet?
  16. Humans are complicated. It could be one, it...

    Humans are complicated. It could be one, it could be the other, it could be a little bit of both. Like muscles, morals need training and development to work right.
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    If he's really interested, he need to go and read...

    If he's really interested, he need to go and read the stickies in the ammo section. A lot of research and a lot of money has been spent on this.
    One thing you see a lot is that the stuff that does...
  18. If you are thinking codified, legal racism of the...

    If you are thinking codified, legal racism of the Jim Crow variety, it's pretty much gone.

    If you are thinking of people's attitudes towards minorities, it's still there. You may not see it, but...
  19. I've posted before that the time to worry is when...

    I've posted before that the time to worry is when a large majority of the people actually do agree on something. That often times when the Inquisition gets working and the gulags begin to fill up.
    ...
  20. In regards to race, while we've come a long, long...

    In regards to race, while we've come a long, long way, we still have a long way to go.

    It's been decades since the last white riot burned down the black part of town because a black man allegedly...
  21. I got to admit, Upper Class Radical Twits who...

    I got to admit, Upper Class Radical Twits who cheer on the destruction of property (as long as it isn't theirs) really is damn irritating.

    I can pretty much guarantee that Sweety Darling teh Oh...
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    From my reading here (and the experts might...

    From my reading here (and the experts might correct me on this), the things you want in a defensive load are 1) reliability 2) accuracy 3) penetration 4) expansion.
    1 & 2 are easy enough.

    3 & 4...
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    To use another analogy, '66 Shelby GT 350 or...

    To use another analogy, '66 Shelby GT 350 or Porsche '73 911 RS.

    And I'm forced to use a German car, as no Italian car has the same dependability.
  24. A Glock 26 would be a pretty good option.

    A Glock 26 would be a pretty good option.
  25. I'm not comparing protest- I'm discussing the...

    I'm not comparing protest- I'm discussing the right to protest. We have a constitutional right to peacefully assemble, and it's not restricted to a particular set agenda or set of political beliefs....
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