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  1. Citizen.Seven

    Your Feelings About Tuesday Nov 8th 2016

    I voted for the first time in my life today, I've been eligible since 1983. Why? Using the turmoil in Europe as a model of things to come to the US if we keep having effectively open borders, I felt compelled to vote for Trump. Not only the "grant amnesty every dozen years or so while...
  2. Citizen.Seven

    Why Gun Nuts Lie - I Know From Experience[W:516:1716:2243]

    Re: Why Gun Nuts Lie - I Know From Experience[W:516] Completely unacceptable, and you can see this if you apply the same remedies to the 1A.
  3. Citizen.Seven

    The Trump Surge

    Polls are weird this year, fluctuating pretty wildly for this late in the campaign. I think that, paradoxically, this election will end of being like a chess game: whoever makes the next-to-last mistake wins.
  4. Citizen.Seven

    Deplorables, Making America Better Again

    For many of us, things are worse now than they were eight years ago.
  5. Citizen.Seven

    Elementary School Teachers to Wear BLM Shirts to Class

    Requires a sign-in to read, but one possibility off the top of my head is more arrests. Note "arrests", not convictions. Better character references on average can be another factor. Furthermore, 20% isn't that large of a difference unless one knows the standard deviation for the range of...
  6. Citizen.Seven

    Tent Cities Full Of Homeless Booming Across America...

    Part of the problem is calling them "homeless" in the first place, implying they lack something that is important. They should be called "urban campers", which sounds much more fun and carefree.
  7. Citizen.Seven

    CNN Poll: Trump Moves Ahead of Clinton

    No, not really: those providing a service are more culpable, both legally and ethically, than those seeking a service.
  8. Citizen.Seven

    CNN Poll: Trump Moves Ahead of Clinton

    There is a fundamental ethical difference between offering a bribe and accepting one. In the first case, it is effectively just another fee to grease the wheels of business. Hell, give it a name like "Government access surcharge", put it on a form, and the BG proponents would be all over it...
  9. Citizen.Seven

    Trump loves Putin...

    Russia isn't the enemy anymore. The Soviet Union dissolved a quarter century ago, and the Russian people freed themselves and their former client states. It was one of the most admirable voluntary abdications of power in human history. It's a shame the USFG hasn't been inspired by their noble...
  10. Citizen.Seven

    CNN Poll: Trump Moves Ahead of Clinton

    Damn if it doesn't look like it.
  11. Citizen.Seven

    CNN Poll: Trump Moves Ahead of Clinton

    Yeah, I think if Hilary is spazzing out on the floor, the debate is effectively over.
  12. Citizen.Seven

    CNN Poll: Trump Moves Ahead of Clinton

    Unless Trump sneaks in a strobelight pen and induces a seizure in her.
  13. Citizen.Seven

    Survey: Nearly 110 Million Americans Have a Gun at Home

    I've never quite understood how requiring a photo ID for voting puts an unfair burden on the poor, while it doesn't for purchasing a gun. Even more onerous, the CHL fee structure in Illinois: I did a calculation, and the training requirements, fees, etc, to acquire just the ability to purchase...
  14. Citizen.Seven

    Survey: Nearly 110 Million Americans Have a Gun at Home

    I've never quite understood how requiring a photo ID for voting puts an unfair burden on the poor, while it doesn't for purchasing a gun. Even more onerous, the CHL fee structure in Illinois: I did a calculation, and the training requirements, fees, etc, to acquire just the ability to purchase...
  15. Citizen.Seven

    Survey: Nearly 110 Million Americans Have a Gun at Home

    The "reasonable" or "common sense" criteria should be tested by applying analogous restrictions to 1A rights. The quoted restrictions would be a limit of say 50 posts per year, each with a one month waiting period and background check. If one believes such conditions do not violate the 2A or...
  16. Citizen.Seven

    Five Facts About ‘Black Oppression’ Colin Kaepernick Needs to Know

    Which means that the "black threat level" is 4x their per capita share of the population (~13%), while the percent killed by cops is ~2x their share (25% if memory serves). Consequently, based on the documented threat level LEOs are under-responding not over-responding, by a factor of two.
  17. Citizen.Seven

    Survey: Nearly 110 Million Americans Have a Gun at Home

    It's very difficult to determine the true state of gun ownership via a survey, or self-reported data on any topic. People lie or skew the random sample by refusing to participate. I suspect that any survey for gun ownership will under-report, as I posit people with firearms are more likely to...
  18. Citizen.Seven

    Are The Police Racist?

    The two are simply related; a certain percentage of each race interact with LEOs each year. This would be a multiplier applied, but it would not change the relative ratio of LEOs killed by blacks per capita to blacks killed by LEOs per capita, which stands at 1.5. Whether it's per capita or...
  19. Citizen.Seven

    Are The Police Racist?

    This post shows that blacks kill LEOs at more than triple their population level, while being killed by LEOs at only twice their population level. From the link quoted there, whites make up 52% of those killing LEOs. They are under-represented per capita, as the white population makes up 63%...
  20. Citizen.Seven

    Are The Police Racist?

    The relative crime stats don't support that explanation.
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