Herve Nmn L'Eisa comments

Posted in: Obama wins praise abroad for climate change goals See in context

" unless the U.S. steps up and takes the lead in cutting carbon emissions, future generations (if our species survives much beyond the next 30-40 years) will likely point the finger of blame at the GOP and its conservative supporters."

Perhaps instead of laying blame on a political party for everything including global climactic fluctuations, it would be more prudent to view the much bigger picture. Please note that I'm no fan of GOP.,

The warming trend started before the end of the last Ice Age. Can't credit humans for that.

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Posted in: Obama wins praise abroad for climate change goals See in context

He could start by contributing less with his AF1 flights and by blowing less hot air.

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Posted in: Taliban says Prince Harry has mental problem See in context

Jimizo, I'm with you on Harry's ill-considered words(par for him), but somewhat disagree about the insurgent 's statements. While I agree that their religious fundamentalism is psychopathic, it's their own homeland they are/have been fighting for. They have "skin in the game" , so to speak. That's why, though far out-gunned by both the Soviets and the US/UN, they have not been eliminated. The current invaders will retreat ignominiously as previously the Soviets, and before the Soviets the Brits.

Leave the hornet's nest to the hornets.

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Posted in: Obama launches 2nd term; firmly defends government See in context

" Your president does not have a Congress that says "yes"."

Um, because he's a dope.

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Posted in: Obama launches 2nd term; firmly defends government See in context

" Obama will take the country there and for that he will be mentioned along with Lincoln, FDR, Washington, Jefferson, Truman when it is all over. Today progressive have earned the right to celebrate."

Pretty sure you just insulted Jefferson, and maybe Washington.

Lincoln, FDR, and Truman... how many people died as a result of their warmongering? Not a group with which to be associated.

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Posted in: Obama launches 2nd term; firmly defends government See in context

SS3,

" Bombing? Who's being bombed in Afghanistan? Are US bombers dropping their payloads? When? Where?"

Ummm, have you not been paying attention to world news for these last four years? Drone attacks(missiles are bombs, and they kill indescriminently) in: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and who-knows-where-else(national security SECRET) . All specifically, extrajudicially authorized by your idol.

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Posted in: Obama launches 2nd term; firmly defends government See in context

The irony of Obama's second inauguration on MLK Day is astounding.

To hear a fellow Afro-American's input is enlightening, to say the least. A terrific blogger is Gary Gibson at TDV:

http://dollarvigilante.com/blog/2013/1/21/obama-inauguration-irony-on-martin-luther-king-jr-day.html

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Posted in: Prince Harry ends Afghan tour; says he killed Taliban See in context

This is the part I liked,

" “But at the end of the day I was in a private area and there should be a certain amount of privacy that one should expect."

Yes, I agree with the privacy bit, as long as that right to privacy extends to all, and not just the elite few.

But bragging about his kills may have endangered not only himself and kin but other Brits in the future by radicals.

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Posted in: Teen gunman kills 5 inside home in New Mexico See in context

" I am cheerfully writing this from Japan…"

Quite literally Apples vs Oranges(mikan in fact) for comparison. Gun ownership was never very widespread before the ban, and one can obtain one nefariously at relatively low cost, as the yaks do. The average Taro is so passively sheepish that it's no wonder the birthrate is so low. But, even then there are the whole-family slaughters oft reported. No, there aren't shooting sprees, and that is good.

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Posted in: Teen gunman kills 5 inside home in New Mexico See in context

" That is wihy states with the toughest gun control laws have some of the lower rates of gun deaths and why are large percentage of states with lax gun laws have the highest number of gun deaths--and most of them are "red" states."

Again, MORE false info being spewed. Read John Lott's book. The actual statistics contradict that presuppostion so widely distributed by the regressive left.

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Posted in: Teen gunman kills 5 inside home in New Mexico See in context

" Perhaps, the fact that state lines are at least as porous to guns as a sieve has something to do with it?"

By George, slumdog, what a grande idea! Clamp down on those ridiculously porous state lines with security checkpoints at all of them! Do it for the safety of cinema-goers, church-goers, students of all ages, everyone! Yes, show us your papers! Brilliant!

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Posted in: Teen gunman kills 5 inside home in New Mexico See in context

" Tuntematon Sotilas at Jan. 21, 2013 - 09:42AM JST

If gun control is so effective, can anyone explain why so many people get murdered by guns in Chicago?"

From the other thread, but a pertinent question.

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Posted in: Thousands rally against stricter gun control in U.S. See in context

@the passage,

" As I thought - not much, right?"

Come now, don't be lazy. Google "homeowner shoots robber" and then peruse the litany of reports at your leisure. It's a long list, I only mentioned one that WAS briefly spotlighted in the MSM.

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Posted in: Teen gunman kills 5 inside home in New Mexico See in context

I fully support the right of the anti-gun lobbyists to disarm themselves. That's their choice. They are also welcome to hang a "gun-free zone" placard on their front door, if they so wish. What I do NOT support is the collectivist insistence on infringing the freedom of others, especially rights that pre-date the federal government.

The evil acts of some are not cause to curtail the freedoms of the whole.

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Posted in: Obama sworn in to 2nd term as president See in context

Reality-based would also include the use of the unreviewable "kill list" which has already been used to assassinate at least two US citizens, that we know of, not to mention the scores of others, including women and children. Yet he holds a Nobel Peace Prize. Actions speak louder than words. Sorry, no "hoorah for the chief" , not a chance.

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Posted in: Obama sworn in to 2nd term as president See in context

" realist at Jan. 21, 2013 - 10:53AM JST

A sad day for America, and the world. He has signed more Executive Orders than all the other 43 presidents put together, and now has more powers than all the other presidents, too. The man is a despot,"

A sad day, indeed. An other factoid that bears reminding is the unprecedented number of extrajudicial assassinations by armed drones in other countries without recourse.

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Posted in: Thousands rally against stricter gun control in U.S. See in context

" Sadly the US is getting more dangerous to visit and live."

False. It's easy to verify that, overall, violent crime in US has been in decline since it peaked in the 80's, but the fearmongering media leads to believe otherwise.

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Posted in: Thousands rally against stricter gun control in U.S. See in context

Glad to make you smile. It improves one's face value.

" I was trying to recall the last home invasion that occurred and was successfully repelled by ordinary Joe Bloggs and his mates, but I couldn't quite remember the occassion - could you enlighten me? Most grateful."

I guess you haven't been paying attention, then. It's understandable since the media underreports or downplays those instances. One very recent case was near Atlanta where the mother with her two kids did so, and the attacker is now in custody with several non-lethal gunshot wounds. The sheriff(senior law enforcement in unincorporated areas) publicly stated at a news conference that she had absolutely done the right thing. There are more, if you look, but don't expect the biased media to headline those instances as they run counter to the media's leftist agenda.

Go ahead, smile, make my day.

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Posted in: Teen gunman kills 5 inside home in New Mexico See in context

Before jumping to conclusions, how about waiting for some facts to be released by the investigators.

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Posted in: Thousands rally against stricter gun control in U.S. See in context

" So the case you state is not unequivocal and is matter of debate…"

Few or no cases that reach SCOTUS are unequivocal,,in case you haven't noticed, and surely none will be unequivocally decided here. Self-defense is human instinct.

Neither you nor I will convince the other.

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Posted in: Thousands rally against stricter gun control in U.S. See in context

" Those are the very words within the US Constitution therefore the usage of guns should be regulated just for that purpose and only for that purpose as written within the CONSTITUTION."

Try reading D.C. vs Heller. The SCOTUS finding would be enlightening on the subject of right to self-defense.

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Posted in: Police to investigate former AKB48 singer's 'child porn' picture See in context

Bad taste? Yes. Porn? No. Child abuse? Possibly. But, I think there's too much hype. Has anyone asked the boy about it?

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Posted in: Thousands rally against stricter gun control in U.S. See in context

" the home invasion angle is pretty much the standard fantasy", until you experience it in reality. Have you?

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Posted in: Thousands rally against stricter gun control in U.S. See in context

"A common claim making waves now is that "it is the Second Amendment that guarantees the First," and that "It is because of guns that America is so polite."

These claims are a slap in the face not only to Americans but to humanity at large: It is that the threat of violence is the root of democracy."

First of all, Laguna, America is NOT polite, by and large, and particularly not in the urban(democrat - controlled ) areas EXCEPT in states with less strict gun laws and CCW. Stats prove that.

Secondly, you deeply misunderstand the role of guns in private life. There's an excellent piece I read a while back: why the gun is civilization.

It's gone around the web, and I think this link is the actual author: http://munchkinwrangler.wordpress.com/2007/03/23/why-the-gun-is-civilization/ Just give it a read.

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Posted in: Thousands rally against stricter gun control in U.S. See in context

" How gun proponents emphasize gun types so strongly is clearly a sign that they are missing the whole picture entirely"

And to the gun opponents, the whole picture of the future is one where only Police and Military are permitted legal weapons of any sort, leaving the citizens unable to effectively defend themselves(like sheep) against any aggressor including home invaders(criminals who disregard laws against violent crimes). That's a dystopian view IMO.

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Posted in: Thousands rally against stricter gun control in U.S. See in context

"So thanks for your weaponpalooza intro, Herve, but really, the difference between firing rate is so slight that it doesn't matter."

Oh, but it does matter a great deal, particularly when it comes to agenda-driven politicians drawing up legislation.

" The main difference between the two weapons is that the former fires continuously as long as the trigger is pulled, while the latter requires separate pulls."

That is A difference, and a big one.

And what is the firing rate of the automatic-selectable version(M16A1, A2, and A3 have operational differences)? In fact:(A2 variant)

12–15 rounds/min sustained, 45–60 rounds/min semi-automatic, 700–950 rounds/min cyclic

One of the problematic features is that they are known for jamming when fired rapidly or continuously.

Maybe your photographers friends have quick trigger-fingers, but on which semi-auto weapons did you/they conduct this research and with what timing equipment? X-Box?

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Posted in: Thousands rally against stricter gun control in U.S. See in context

" except for trying to make more difficult to obtain weapons which could mow down two dozen of them in less than two minutes"

Again, more conveniently erroneous information. When did Lanza off himself? He continued until First Responders arrived on scene.

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Posted in: Thousands rally against stricter gun control in U.S. See in context

" You want to own a military-type rifle for the purpose of fighting tyranny? Welcome to the Guard."

Be careful what you ask for. To be armed, as a militia, would obviously mean having actual military grade weapons. It's important to accurately define the terms.

" Assault rifles are the standard service rifles in most modern armies. Assault rifles are categorized in terms of using an intermediate cartridge power that is between light machine guns firing full power cartridges, which are intended more for sustained automatic fire in a light support role, and submachine guns, which fire a lower powered pistol cartridge rather than a rifle cartridge. Fully automatic fire refers to an ability for a rifle to fire continuously until the magazine is empty and no rounds remain; "burst-capable" fire refers to an ability of a rifle to fire a small yet fixed multiple number of rounds with but one press of the trigger; in contrast, semi-automatic refers to an ability to fire but one round per press of a trigger. The presence of selective fire modes on assault rifles permits more efficient use of rounds to be fired for specific needs, versus having but a single mode of operation, such as fully automatic, thereby conserving ammunition while maximizing on-target accuracy and effectiveness.

Examples of assault rifles include the StG 44, AK-47, [2] M16 rifle, QBZ-95, INSAS, Heckler & Koch G36, and Enfield SA80."

Currently, those are prohibited to civilians. The current hoopla from the gun-control crowd is obfuscated by inaccurate, deceptive definitions which lump common semi-auto non-military weapons with the COSMETICALLY similar(thus "scary-looking" ) but operationally different actual military versions. Your local police, is case you are unaware, actually very often have military versions, actual battlefield weapons, which are used against the citizenry.

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Posted in: U.S. House Republicans back 3-month debt limit increase See in context

Actual, real, no-kidding, immediate spending CUTS, not reductions in future increases , are what is truly needed.

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Posted in: Obama unveils $500 million gun control package See in context

Yabits, et al, perhaps the term "paranoid" would more aptly describe the leftist camp's fear of hardware. The apprehensions of the pro-gun side have indeed been validated by those intent to limit or eliminate the constitutionally protected right of the common man as evidenced by the most recent dictatorial edicts of you-know - who.

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