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  1. How does a photo 'show them to be the good people they are'?? All smiling broadly at a funeral??
  2. U.S. students walk out again to protest gun violence

    This may be a little off topic, but it does deal with people with mental health problems and gun ownership. Many think that the Port Arthur massacre in Australia, 35 killed by a sole gunman, was the turning point for gun ownership. The government funded a buy back of weapons, there were amnesties to hand in unlicensed weapons with no penalties, 'strict' licensing was introduced, and gun ownership dropped dramatically. I handed in a semi automatic that I'd owned for 30+ years, during an amnesty, several years after the initial buyback. I'd been working overseas, and it was in storage. Now, 22 years on, gun ownership is higher than it has ever been. About 15 years ago I decided I'd do some camping and canoeing on rivers in my state, and I would never 'go bush' without being armed, just too many weirdos on the loose. I registered for the gun ownership course, received my booklet with all the info required to pass a test, about 20 pages in A5 format. The rules were all there, and there were only so many questions that could be asked. In short, I thought it would be quite a simple process. I attended the one night course, and the other attendees were something of a surprise. Of the 20, or so, of us, I guessed 18 were from the religion of peace, bearded buffoons and knuckle draggers, flat out stringing two words together and making any sense. One raised the issue of having a Apprehended Violence Order against him with the instructor. AVO's are generally issued when somebody has perpetrated an act of violence, or threatened such an act, against another. The terms of an AVO can differ, but often they include en 'exclusion zone' around the person who had been threatened, and more often than not, restrictions on owning a firearm. During the coffee break, the instructor, an off duty police officer, was advising the moron on how to have the AVO removed so that he could own a gun!! Then came the test. The instructor looked around, and said, "Guys, we can do this test individually, and some (I thought most) of you will fail, or we can do it collectively, and you will all pass. Hands up those who want to do it individually." I put my hand up, looked around, and was the only one. He then asked for those who wanted to do it collectively to show hands, and the other 19 shoved their hands in the air so hard I though they'd punch holes in the ceiling. So he asked the questions, and there was discussion until there was a consensus on the correct answer, and everybody ticked the box. We all passed. Yes, we all passed, but my assessment was that if it had been approached individually, I would most likely have been the only one, and one didn't need to be a rocket scientist to pass, but the responses given during the collective discussion indicated to me that almost nobody else had the intelligence to recall something that they'd been told half an hour previously. One had mental health issues, the AVO clown, and the others simply didn't have the intelligence. So, gun ownership in Australia is most likely a greater problem now than it was pre the Port Arthur massacre, and an illusion has been created by politicians who care more about how they are perveived by voters than actually achieving effective gun control. Sure, there have been no mass shootings on the same scale, and there may never be, but it has nothing to do with regulations on gun ownership. I think part of the test for gun ownership should be an IQ test, a suitability test, a needs test, and psychological testing, but that would be too electorally umpopular for politicians..
  3. Gunmen shoot dead Palestinian lecturer in Malaysia

    ..........this will the fate for all of those who plots to kill Jews and Israelis.... Indeed it will. Those so stupid that they don't heed the message will be dead as a consequence of their own stupidity. Israel is a formidable force when challenged.
  4. U.S. students walk out again to protest gun violence

    Exactly, the universities ' lecturer positions are populated by rabid lefties. Worse, those encouraged to walk out of classes aren't intelligent enough to realize they're being used as pawns in an unwinnable chess game, and less time in front of lecturers won't harm the lecturers. Plain stupid. Sent from my SM-G610F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  5. Gunmen shoot dead Palestinian lecturer in Malaysia

    And a religion that wants the rest of us infidels dead. Live by the sword......... Sent from my SM-G610F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  6. Yes, a crash English speaking course would be grammatically correct, but doesn't avoid the crash connotation. Sent from my SM-G610F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  7. One dead after engine explodes on Southwest flight

    Agreed, but compare apples with apples. The total number of jet transport hours flown in Australia until today is approaching the total number flown in the US until about 1970. Australia does have a great safety record in the jet age, nevertheless. Sent from my SM-G610F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  8. I think you're missing the point........filing a lawsuit without ANY evidence seems to be stooping very low. If there was anything of note, Mueller would have turned it up by now, and there is NO evidence of Trump being involved with the Russians, NONE. Others perhaps, but not Trump. Waste of my keyboard time though, as I allocate only 15 mintues a day for forums, several of them, a total of 15 minutes.
  9. An old Chinese proverb says................... When you set out on a mission of revenge, buy TWO coffins before you leave.
  10. Based on tests conducted a few months ago, North Korea's weapons couldn't accurately hit anything more than a few hundred metres distant, let alone the US! His 'nuclear ambitions' must have been low if they've been met. Sent from my SM-G610F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  11. She's some cougar this old girl !! Sent from my SM-G610F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  12. They weren't 66 yo, possibly suffering dementia or mental illness, alcoholism, or who knows what. Don't jump to conclusions. Disturbjng behaviour, but let the authorities take a closer look before passing judgement. Sent from my SM-G610F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  13. Just as 'some democrat congress people and other dirty tricksters could be caught up in this dragnet', albeit unwittingly.
  14. Just as you don't know that there is any evidence. You're basing your assumption that there will be on some 'slime and sleaze' that has turned up so far, and on nothing concrete. I have no idea whether there will or won't be, and frankly, I don't care one way or another, but the democrats are hoping there will be. If not, it will get very expensive for them.
  15. My apology, the news item I saw this morning indicated that Trump and his campaign managers, along with russia were being sued. On reading the OP, it doesn't say that Trump, personally,m is being sued. Let's see what the real case is in a day or two when the hysteria settles.