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by Harvested Sorrow
Thu May 17, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Already have a Gun Law? Let the knife law debate begin...
Replies: 37
Views: 6773

On a different note, why do pro-gun control people always insist on comparing two completely different countries with wide cultural differences and attempting to base their claims of a reduced crime rate based on gun control by comparing those two? It's ridiculous to claim that single variable made ...
by Harvested Sorrow
Thu May 17, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Already have a Gun Law? Let the knife law debate begin...
Replies: 37
Views: 6773

Here's something that's hard to ignore: The Bureau of Justice Statistics figures on gun crime. The reason for the up-tick in the early 90s? A bow wave of males reaching the perilous years, 18-34. See what I mean? That's more an argument for abortion rights than it is for widespread gun ownership. I...
by Harvested Sorrow
Thu May 17, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: God's Retribution Was Severe
Replies: 66
Views: 10384

I think Hitchens hits the nail on the head in regards to him. It's nice to see a prominent conservative that doesn't want a theocracy.

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2007 ... alwell.php
by Harvested Sorrow
Tue May 01, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ID v. Evo-Devo Spreads Out to Cover the Globe
Replies: 41
Views: 7261

I fail to see how the teaching of evolution in schools in ANY way sets up a 'science vs. tribalistic religious view' dichotomy or in some way presumes that religion is of a base, tribal nature. See the post I was replying to and the quote provided earlier about the statements made by scientifc mate...
by Harvested Sorrow
Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ID v. Evo-Devo Spreads Out to Cover the Globe
Replies: 41
Views: 7261

I fail to see how the teaching of evolution in schools in ANY way sets up a 'science vs. tribalistic religious view' dichotomy or in some way presumes that religion is of a base, tribal nature.
by Harvested Sorrow
Fri Apr 27, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ID v. Evo-Devo Spreads Out to Cover the Globe
Replies: 41
Views: 7261

I find that when put in a situation where a real exchange of ideas can occur (there was an episode of a Canadian TV show where they actually had a decent 45 minute debate) he does well. I also respect that he prefers multiple people in an exchange of ideas to a one on one debate setting because he f...
by Harvested Sorrow
Fri Apr 27, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ID v. Evo-Devo Spreads Out to Cover the Globe
Replies: 41
Views: 7261

It's also notable that those attempting to teach a revisionist account of history are the same people trying to get ID pushed into the school system and get evolution thrown out -- for the very same reasons, at that.
by Harvested Sorrow
Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ID v. Evo-Devo Spreads Out to Cover the Globe
Replies: 41
Views: 7261

Re: ID v. Evo-Devo Spreads Out to Cover the Globe

(Note: I am not denying the value of studying religious texts, or the moral truths revealed by spiritual reflection.) Teresa How about the physical and psychological benefits of meditation and prayer? Not faith healing, but when my mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer, the first thing they did...
by Harvested Sorrow
Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ID v. Evo-Devo Spreads Out to Cover the Globe
Replies: 41
Views: 7261

There's a big difference between being told what to believe and denying reality when all the evidence is staring you in the face. Of course, the south always has had problems being told what to believe and do when it comes to any sort of progression or the use of science. That aside, it's definitely...
by Harvested Sorrow
Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ID v. Evo-Devo Spreads Out to Cover the Globe
Replies: 41
Views: 7261

Well, perhaps the people who think religious fanaticism is only a problem in the US will begin to wake up now if more and more people are denying reality to that great of an extent.
by Harvested Sorrow
Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ham is not a toy!
Replies: 8
Views: 2680

Like I mentioned before, we could line the Israeli border with ham sandwiches. Then no one will dare get close. There was a video of a soldier on YouTube who was tipping each of his bullets with some form of pig fat (came complete with cards on screen with an arabic translation) and was informing t...
by Harvested Sorrow
Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'Only in America'? Gunning Down a Claim
Replies: 8
Views: 2489

Scots have bad aim with a knife? :roll:
by Harvested Sorrow
Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ham is not a toy!
Replies: 8
Views: 2680

Corlyss...this is clearly a parody article, come on now. http://images.associatedcontent.com/150_0000022863_0000082624.jpg Caption: Although docile in nature, the ham sandwich is the natural predator of the Muslim middle-school student, often disguising itself as a lunch item until it can get close ...
by Harvested Sorrow
Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 82-Year-Old Ex-Beauty Queen Stops Intruder
Replies: 15
Views: 3182

Sounds like a case of attempted theft. As far as I know, stopping the people attempting to do that is allowed.
by Harvested Sorrow
Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jefferson Versus the Muslim Pirates
Replies: 7
Views: 1778

Insightful and timely article, Corlyss, thanks for posting it. Two things in particular, struck me on reading it: The prescience of Adams in delineating the nature of the Islamic challenge: Putting the matter starkly, Adams said: “We ought not to fight them at all unless we determine to fight them ...
by Harvested Sorrow
Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The More I See You, The Less I Want You . . .
Replies: 6
Views: 1768

Quite frankly, I have no issues with this.

If we do end up with a democrat as president I think he'd be a much better choice. I know of your hatred for anything liberal, but I believe even you can see a clear case of 'the lesser of two evils'. :wink:
by Harvested Sorrow
Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Let's be realistic about reality
Replies: 3
Views: 1302

I don't know how he plans to do that unless he intends to find a loophole that allows him to open up a person's medical records when doing a background check...
by Harvested Sorrow
Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'Only in America'? Gunning Down a Claim
Replies: 8
Views: 2489

So, are we speaking of Muslim teenagers raising hell there rather than the mature, older ones? Or, a case of overall youth violence?

To be blunt, the reports I've seen said they treat the Muslims the way they're stereotyped for treating tourists so Muslim violence would not surprise me.
by Harvested Sorrow
Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'Only in America'? Gunning Down a Claim
Replies: 8
Views: 2489

As we know, England's crime rate went through the roof post-ban, too. They've actually (and they're taking this rather hard, judging by the articles I've seen) managed to achieve a higher violent crime rate than the US in recent years. EDIT: Do you have some articles that discuss those happenings wi...
by Harvested Sorrow
Sat Apr 21, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another political thread
Replies: 8
Views: 2919

This is a post from another forum on this same subject (it was in a thread where the same article was quoted), I felt it was very insightful and the person gave me permission to quote it here: "Yes, it never ceases to amaze me how politically minded individuals misuse history, regardless of their po...
by Harvested Sorrow
Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: So Who Will Be Sued? The Pool Is Now Open
Replies: 26
Views: 4618

We've all forgotten one group who will probably be sued: Guns 'n' Roses One of his plays was based off of a Guns 'n' Roses song (Mr. Brownstone) so they're no doubt going to attempt to scapegaot that evil rock music for driving him to this....never mind that that song is used as a form of stress rel...
by Harvested Sorrow
Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Great American Songbook
Replies: 168
Views: 191204

From a lot of listening I did last year, I discovered I like the Tommy Dorsey Frank Sinatra enough to buy the 5 cd set of his two years worth of recordings with Dorsey, The Song is You . While many think his post-Ava stylings are more penetrating and profound, I just prefer the earlier voice. I'll ...
by Harvested Sorrow
Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another political thread
Replies: 8
Views: 2919

Ah, I see.

The entire point of that article is debunking that study... :wink:

So, while I agree that simply seeing said study posted on WND should be enough to discredit it, I think a thorough debunking is even better.
by Harvested Sorrow
Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another political thread
Replies: 8
Views: 2919

In other news...

I wasn't aware of this until I saw it an an Australian parody of Fox News but it turns out that Chuck Norris one of their replacement anchors in case one of the usual talking heads gets sick.
by Harvested Sorrow
Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Returning JackC Logs 1000 Posts!
Replies: 9
Views: 2190

Good job, Jack.
by Harvested Sorrow
Thu Apr 19, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another political thread
Replies: 8
Views: 2919

Did you try reading the article?

It has NOTHING to do with WorldNetDaily. :?

Nor would I ever use WND as a source for that matter.

You insult me by even presuming such a thing. :roll:
by Harvested Sorrow
Thu Apr 19, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another political thread
Replies: 8
Views: 2919

Another political thread

And no, this one doesn't deal with gun control (I felt a change of topic would be nice). But it deals with something just as critical: Historical revionism in the name of reaching political ends. Chuck Norris Helps the NCBCPS Spread David Barton's Lies By Chris Rodda Sun Apr 15, 2007 at 12:40:11 AM ...
by Harvested Sorrow
Thu Apr 19, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schnabel/Beethoven - A Terrific Bargain
Replies: 22
Views: 6588

So, do we have a general consensus yet on whether that particular Membran set is worth buying or not?
by Harvested Sorrow
Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Second Amendment
Replies: 51
Views: 7486

It would be perfectly sound and valid if it were not guaranteed to be used as a tool to create a loophole for a ban that would apply unless one lives in a mansion.
by Harvested Sorrow
Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The true revenge for using the atomic bomb
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

They're sitting ducks because the police aren't around at any and every given moment to protect us, and most of us don't have the martial arts training (nor are the majority of us in shape enough to receive said training :roll:) that would allow one to effectively defend against a criminal with a we...
by Harvested Sorrow
Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Second Amendment
Replies: 51
Views: 7486

The problem is that safety training and gun proficiency training will be used as a loophole to create what amounts to a ban. Will the government pay for all of that training so people could have it for free? Of course not, so we'll have to set a price tag on it. Then what happens? Every time we get ...
by Harvested Sorrow
Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Word About Guns...from a Professional...
Replies: 23
Views: 3715

One long ignorant ad hominem attack does not make for an 'expert' on the issue simply because he's in the military, sorry. And from a trained professional, I'd certainly expect a real argument instead of multiple claims being made with no proof of them being provided. He has three Teenage girls, ma...
by Harvested Sorrow
Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Word About Guns...from a Professional...
Replies: 23
Views: 3715

Another thing I am sick and tired of hearing people say: "You can kill as many people with a knife. Should we outlaw knives?" Then they get this idiotic, self satisfied, drooling smirk on their faces, like, wow, they've really got you this time. If what you have is a bunch of knives, you can't kill...
by Harvested Sorrow
Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Word About Guns...from a Professional...
Replies: 23
Views: 3715

One long ignorant ad hominem attack does not make for an 'expert' on the issue simply because he's in the military, sorry. And from a trained professional, I'd certainly expect a real argument instead of multiple claims being made with no proof of them being provided.
by Harvested Sorrow
Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The true revenge for using the atomic bomb
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

I love it. The classic 'let's look at gun violence alone instead of how violence as a whole changes post-ban' line. But no, I doubt people will use an isolated incident like this as proof that gun bans don't work. There's the more reliable method of looking at violence as a whole and how it changes ...
by Harvested Sorrow
Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Unarmed and vulnerable
Replies: 11
Views: 2202

Deterring violence by allowing everyone to carry guns only works if everyone were 100% rational. If more people have access, the greater the chance someone will act impulsively and use their weapon to solve minor problems (think frat parties). Anyone who wants a gun badly enough will find a way to ...
by Harvested Sorrow
Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven performance upcoming, yikes!
Replies: 23
Views: 4473

In case it isn't already clear:

I'd love the DVD too and also the CD of the previous performance that I missed out on.
by Harvested Sorrow
Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A thesis on the subject of geo-political demographic mapping
Replies: 6
Views: 1639

I made it to question 30 on the Impossible Quiz. I'm giving up for a while.
by Harvested Sorrow
Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Chief: Gunman kills at least 21 at Virginia Tech
Replies: 44
Views: 6671

I am grimly awaiting news of a copy-cat shooting --and not just in the US. These horrific incidents seem to 'inspire' similar occurences in the unlikeliest locales - anywhere there lurks a malcontent nursing a sense of grievance. This is entirely possible. Whether people care to admit it or not, th...
by Harvested Sorrow
Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A thesis on the subject of geo-political demographic mapping
Replies: 6
Views: 1639

I'll say this much for ya, MegaKitsune: The game your sig picture comes from is brilliant. :D
by Harvested Sorrow
Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Holocaust Survivor-Hero of VaTech Shootings.
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Ralph wrote:A hero and a moral inspiration.
I second this.
by Harvested Sorrow
Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Second Amendment
Replies: 51
Views: 7486

Once again it’s quite fitting that the same people who scream that the life of a 2 week old fetus is sacrosanct are all for the over counter sale of firearms I personally find it quite ironic that the people who cry for a gun ban are also those who cry loudest about the PATRIOT act and how Bush is ...
by Harvested Sorrow
Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Great American Songbook
Replies: 168
Views: 191204

...Well damn. I acquired a copy of Ella In Berlin, listened, and immediately had to order to get a copy with the full set of bonus tracks.

I suppose it had to occur. If I hadn't ordered it when I did that brilliant screw up of Mack The Knife would have sealed the deal.... :lol:
by Harvested Sorrow
Tue Apr 17, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Joke a cousin (female) sent me
Replies: 3
Views: 1065

:lol: :lol: If we're on the subject of forwarded e-mails from relatives...here's one from my dad (about the only board appropriate one I have from him): "Deer Roping I had this idea that I was going to rope a deer, put it in a stall, feed it up on corn for a couple of weeks, then kill it and eat it....
by Harvested Sorrow
Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Let Us Help the TIME-LIFE People
Replies: 7
Views: 2466

Ligeti also comes to mind.
by Harvested Sorrow
Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revolt against abortion in the UK
Replies: 13
Views: 1983

I do believe so. It's been known to happen in countries where abortion is illegal. This also occured rather commonly when I was in high school and the girl got an abortion through that route because she was afraid of her extremely religious parents finding out and disowning her or something of that ...
by Harvested Sorrow
Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Chief: Gunman kills at least 21 at Virginia Tech
Replies: 44
Views: 6671

I'm going to disagree with the idea that he went for this place specifically because he knew he would have sitting ducks waiting for him. This sort of thing is generally related to psychological issues that a person has so I'm assuming that he had some ties with that school and at least some of the ...
by Harvested Sorrow
Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Chief: Gunman kills at least 21 at Virginia Tech
Replies: 44
Views: 6671

:roll: Here we go again. Whoever said this was going to be a thread about gun control? ;) I wasn't referring to the thread. I was referring to the inevitable high-decible whining for gun control that aways follows one of these episodes. It's too damn bad that the VaTech campus was a "gun free" zone...
by Harvested Sorrow
Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven performance upcoming, yikes!
Replies: 23
Views: 4473

Wait, there was a previous recording?

Damn, the things that go on when I'm away!

Good to see that the concert went well.
by Harvested Sorrow
Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Chief: Gunman kills at least 21 at Virginia Tech
Replies: 44
Views: 6671

Corlyss_D wrote::roll: Here we go again.
Sadly, that was my first thought, too.