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Comment Re: Mandatory (Score 2) 243

It's whatever the installer sets it to. The installers around here typically set it to your street address - the added bonus is a dumb robber might try that to disarm your alarm and it'll appear to work until the cops show up.

Huh? If you're using an alarm system with codes that aren't end-user defined, then you're doing it WAY fucking wrong.

Comment Re:"Police found Purinton 80 miles away at Applebe (Score 1) 1067

A right wing terrorists shot somebody to death, there are two underlying issues. The fact that right wing extremism is being enabled at the highest ranks of the US Government, and that the US is so infested with guns that it's really easy for unstable individuals to get guns. You can try to fix both.

It's not that simple.

If right wing extremism is being enabled at the highest ranks of US government, then presumably this sort of thing is acceptable at the root of the US government as well, meaning it is deeply rooted with the fabric of American sub-culture. You don't just elect a new government to get rid of this problem.

Gun infestation isn't the problem. It is a problem, sure, but it isn't *the* problem. The real problem lives above -- at the root: in any number of American sub-cultures where it is becoming more acceptable to hate. Taking away guns doesn't fix that. It might make it worse. If it's not a gun, then its a Ryder truck with a bomb in it. Its poison gas.

Your proposed solution to elect a new government and take away guns through policy-making is insufficient. I am not saying I have the solution, but so far, policy-making and official electing have done nothing but manifest more problems on top of problems -- in my opinion.

Comment Re:"Police found Purinton 80 miles away at Applebe (Score 4, Informative) 1067

No he isn't.

Your co-worker is dead because some fucking asshole shot him.

Taking away guns does nothing to fix the underlying issues in a situation like this. That fucking asshole who shot your co-worker is going to hate your co-worker and do violence to him, guns or not.

There is no silver bullet. These are complex times with complex social issues that take insightful determination to solve. Knee-jerk reactions like "take away guns", "kick out the Muslims", "build a wall", "get a gun" and the like do not go very far in terms of a solution. Bigotry, hatred, sexism aren't going to be fixed like that.

"Doing something" for the sake of reacting may not be the best choice.

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