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General Off-Topic Board / Re: You know what else scares me
« on: April 20, 2007, 08:17:43 AM »
Old people driving period, scares me. Nobody over the age of 65 should be allowed to drive.

Try telling that to the first group of 76 million baby boomers who'll turn 65 in 2011.   :D

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: And another thing that scares me
« on: April 20, 2007, 07:39:00 AM »

I own a dog that posts on the internet.
She is a pug.

Hey, my pugs know how to use the computer, too!

This isn't scary:  www.ohiopugrescue.com


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400,000 vehicle deaths last year....I think it's time to ban cars.  Whose with me?

Over 500,000 deaths in the US last year because of heart disease.  Let's ban all fatty foods, close all the fast food restaurants, arrest people who eat butter.   ;)

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I would be extremely interested to know the percentage of women and homosexuals particularly who carry guns. Unless you can cite some statistics here, I think that's about the most absurd argument against gun control I've ever heard put forth.  ::)

This is the only argument I need to make--I have the God-given, inalienable, Constitutional right to bear arms.  I have the right to defend myself, my loved ones and my freedoms against those who would take them away.  If you want statistics, go to the NRA's website.  

Criminals don't obey laws--that's what makes them criminals.  Signs saying "No guns allowed" won't stop criminals from carrying/using guns--they only stop people who obey rules and laws.  

Sorry if you think wanting to defend oneself is absurd.  Frankly, I find the counter to be the absurd position.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Stupid Myspace Survey (Modified for LSD)
« on: April 19, 2007, 09:19:05 AM »

25. Tell us one interesting/odd fact about you?  I didn't know I was adopted until I was 29 years old

wow ... thats kinda rough...

I'm OK with it now--at 45 I'd better be!  But it was kinda rough for the first year.  I'd look in the mirror every morning and wonder who the hell I was.   ???

I eventually found my birthmother (birthfather was dead), but we never developed any kind of relationship.  She told me I was immediately taken away from her at birth so she didn't even know if I was a boy or a girl.  

I found out I was adopted by mistake:  My adoptive father was dying (mother was already dead--15 years before) and during a meeting with me his doctor made an innocent comment about how alike Dad and I were, even though I was adopted.  Huh?  Poor doc felt like a schmuck, and I was so mad about having been lied to for 29 years that I stormed over to the hospital to verbally assault Dad while he lay dying.  (Not one of my prouder moments.)

OK, I'll stop hyjacking the thread now.  

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and even if they were banned, how would you collect them?
if youve ever seen the bumper sticker, says something like

they can take my gun
out of my cold dead hands

alot of people in the south/sw believe that....

...and quite a few of us in the north believe it, too.  I'll bet I'm the only gay person on this board who will say this:  "You can take my GUNS from my cold, dead hands."

I have hunted deer with shotgun, crossbow and muzzleloader, and every one was taken ethically, legally and eaten with gusto.  I own guns, have my concealed carry license (Ohio), and am proficient in the use of my Kimber CDP .45.  Taxes that I pay on guns and ammunition go to state and federal programs protecting wildlife:  http://www.fws.gov/laws/laws_digest/fawild.html  

I have the inalienable right to defend myself and my loved ones against those who would attempt to take our lives and our freedoms.  That said, I am not a "gun-nut," nor do I brandish or use my firearms in acts that bespeak twisted displays of anger.  I am just as disturbed by the events at Virginia Tech as others on this board.  But taking away my guns, as well as the guns from every other law-abiding gun owner, will not solve this problem.  

A legally armed citizen being able to use their concealed carry weapon might have helped minimize the number of lives lost.  No, this is not to advocate a "Wild West" type of scenario.  I fervently hope I NEVER find myself in such a horrific situation.  But I would rather have the chance to fight back and possibly stop the gunman than die knowing I could've done something to stop the bloodshed, but was prevented from doing so because of gun control laws that only controlled me, not the gunman.

Frankly, I view gun control as a way to keep women and minorities--including gays and lesbians--from defending themselves.  I think this group has it right:  http://www.pinkpistols.org/   "Armed Gays Don't Get Bashed!"

BTW, anyone who wants my delicious homemade venison summer sausage recipe, send me a PM.  Tasty, low-fat and 100% Ohio deer meat.  Goes great with cheese, crackers and beer!   ;)

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Stupid Myspace Survey (Modified for LSD)
« on: April 18, 2007, 03:51:45 PM »
1. Ever punch someone in the face?  No
2. Describe the underpants you're currently wearing?  Hanes for Her
3. Are you single or taken?  Taken
4. Eat with your hands or utensils?  Utensils
5. Do you dream at night?  Yes
6. Ever seen a corpse?  Yes, many.  And not just in the funeral home
11. Do you trust the police?  Depends on the day
12. Do you like country music?  Used to
16. What do you wear to sleep?  Underwear
17. Have you ever peed in a pool?  No
18. Would you hide evidence for them if your best friend/close family asked you to?  No
19. If you had only one day to live, what would you do?  Hug my significant other and my pug dogs
23. What's your favorite color?  Navy blue
24. If you could bring back anyone that has passed, who would it be?  My pugs: Ching-Ching, Zincy, Dwinny, Rainbow, Pyro, Sarah, and Shirley
25. Tell us one interesting/odd fact about you?  I didn't know I was adopted until I was 29 years old

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Today's random lyrics
« on: April 18, 2007, 02:31:17 PM »
I feel like I'm going to get crap for this one  :D

This is probably not doing anything to improve my man-hating reputation around here....

I love this tune!  Used to be big-time into country music until I had an epiphany and rediscovered contemporary jazz.

And as far as the man-hating goes...I'm a lesbian, and some of my best friends are men.  (Well, they were until I began working with them at that damn fire department... :D)

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Today's random lyrics
« on: April 18, 2007, 02:25:37 PM »
it is, isn't it?  i don't think i even was around when it first came out.

You give me chest pains when you say things like this.  I think I was 19 when "The Tide is High" was a hit.   :D

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Case Western '10!
« on: April 13, 2007, 08:13:50 AM »
My God, they still haven't given you a decision yet??  It's late enough now you might try calling to see what's going on...

Good luck!

Guess I'll be calling, too, but maybe they're laughing so hard at my numbers that they've yet to catch their collective breath to send me the ding letter.   :-[

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