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  1. 6 days ago on Dilbert Classics

    They could fix the signatures on some of the paintings to restore the rightful artist’s names from the pre-school finger paint class.

  2. 21 days ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    And maybe I should explain why I think this statement is “extreme”.

    “@Wren FahelI thought that girls were smarter…”

    You are implying that anyone that even plays with guns is doing something that isn’t very smart.

    That kind of thinking is the extreme thinking that is going on now where the thinking is that if a kid even mentions a gun, they are committing some “bad act” that needs to be silenced, and that will somehow fix the problem.

    My generation played with guys and didn’t have this problem. Other countries have gun cultures and don’t have this problem.

    The extremists on one side think that banning anything to do with guns is “smart” and the only way to solve the problem. The extremists on the other side believe that they should have unrestricted access to any weapon they like and be able to use it without any training or restrictions. Both are very dangerous ideas.

  3. 21 days ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    Stating that someone isn’t intelligent because they believe this or that is taken by most people that you are calling them stupid, whether you realize it or not. Questioning someone’s intelligence just because they have a different view of life is never a good idea.

    Just because there are extremists on both sides (which I totally agree there are and unfortunately there are a lot of them) and that means that nothing useful can be agreed upon doesn’t mean that there isn’t a middle ground. I simply stated that there is a middle ground, I didn’t state that I believed the US as it sits right now can get to that middle ground.

    I wasn’t blaming the news media; I was simply stating that it by its nature is one-sided.It is called “news” as in events that aren’t the norm. If one uses what they hear on news as their belief of what is normal, they will be misguided. You hear about 1 person out of a thousand doing something, you can’t assume that the other 999 people are doing it too. That requires more study. I could be completely wrong about gun safety in the US, as far as how many people practice it. But I wouldn’t base that conclusion on what I hear in the news.

  4. 21 days ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    Let me say something else. I don’t believe in banning guns.

    But I do believe in reasonable restrictions on the access and use of guns.

    We have the right to free speech, but we can’t yell fire in a movie theater when there isn’t a fire.All rights come with responsibilities.

    Allowing anyone to buy a gun without registering it and having proper training isn’t a responsible practice.

  5. 21 days ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    The exception is when the bad guy shoots the good guy that has a gun. Happens all the time, criminals kill cops.

    Another exception is when the good guy with the gun shoots at a bad guy and misses and hits an innocent bystander.

    Allowing untrained “good guys” to go around with guns in the hopes that they might shoot a bad guy, isn’t a good way to cut down on innocent people being killed.

  6. 22 days ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    And on this:

    “@Wren FahelLet’s face it though…assuming what you told me is true, you’re a rarity. Most people don’t practice that degree of responsible behavior. And we’re seeing the result.”

    I don’t think this is correct. You don’t hear about the people that are doing it right, only about the ones that did it wrong, and it led to things going wrong.

    That is the problem with “News” it is a one-sided view of the world.

  7. 22 days ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    What is about today that people think in such extremes?

    You call people stupid for playing with/liking guns.

    It like people saying that too much sugar is bad for you, so you now say you shouldn’t have any.

    Guns are very useful tools. But like all tools need the proper training and respect for them.And there are tools that some people should never have because they don’t have a real need for them.

    There is a middle ground and intelligent people should be finding that ground instead of calling the other side stupid and expecting people to go to their extreme points of view.

  8. 22 days ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    Yeah, I can see the confusion. You can never tell these days.

    Certainly, when I was growing up there would never have been any confusion, kids play with toys. They didn’t have access to the real thing. Just like I wouldn’t expect them to be “playing with mom or dads car.”

  9. 23 days ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    I thought Calvin was more inventive than that. A stick makes a good toy gun.

    Of course, these days the kids might not be so inclined to use their imagination when they can just shoot things in a video game.

  10. 23 days ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    So, as a kid you never “played with guns”?

    Every boy (and some girls) I knew played with guns at one point or another. Of course, they weren’t real guns, they were “toy guns”.

    These days certainly even if they don’t have toy guns, they most likely do the same in video games.