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Single-engine Cessna crashes south of Rabbit Ears Pass January 25, 2015
He's a nice guy when he let's you use his land for free, but he's the devil when he wants to use it himself. Solution: chip in, buy the land from him and let us all use it for free. Whiners never seem to have any money when it comes time to put there money where there mouth is!!
Keep wasting that money!!!
I'm sure if I had millions I would be quite happy with a doublewide in dream island. NOT! Some people will always be jealous of others.
It wouldn't matter if the bicycle lane was ten feet, they won't stay in it anyways. Some cyclist think they own the road and use whatever they want.
Then there's the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that
otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in
several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the
physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser.
People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don't constitute lethal
force watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with
a bloody lip at worst. The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works
solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both
are armed, the field is level. The gun is the only weapon that's as lethal
in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weightlifter. It
simply wouldn't work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn't both lethal
and easily employable.
When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but
because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot
be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because
it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who
would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would
do so by force. It removes force from the equation...and that's why carrying
a gun is a civilized act.
Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force.
If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either
convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of
force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories,
without exception. Reason or force, that's it.
In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through
persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and
the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as
paradoxical as it may sound to some.
When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason
and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or
employment of force. The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a
100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old
retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gangbanger, and a single gay guy
on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys with baseball bats. The gun
removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a
potential attacker and a defender.
There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force
equations. These are the people who think that we'd be more civilized if all
guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for a
mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger's
potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative
fiat--it has no validity when most of a mugger's potential marks are armed.
People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the
young, the strong, and the many, and that's the exact opposite of a
civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful
living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.
Let CDOT pay for the bypass and leave lincoln alone, everyone is happy!
Ever try to shovel stamped concrete? What do you think a big plow truck would do to all those little grooves in the concrete?
Candles would be cheap!
It doesn't sound like you know anything about the family business. Maybe you just let daddy do the work. Know that I mention it, you do sound like one of those spoiled rich kids that never had to work.
ido4sp- Great response
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