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Ombre Vivante

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  1. I just gave an iPad to Ma' for her birthday! She knows how to use these things more than I do!
  2. Um, I wouldn't want to work a job that didn't require me to use some of my brain, nor would I like to work with anyone who doesn't use theirs. It'd be a f*****g nightmare. I can do simple math in my head and if I'm given simple directions or look at a map, then I know where I'm going
  3. Automobiles are specifically designed for transportation, but some people don't use them specifically for that: street racing, drunk driving. Therefore, ban cars and booze. For you, guns "are specifically designed to kill." For others, they're used for sport, for hunting, for collecting, and for other reasons - none of our business, really, as long as they're abiding by the law(s)
  4. I paraphrased the saying. I think the gist of it is still there. Anyway, are automobiles and booze "essential liberties"? What IS an essential liberty? More people die in logging accidents than in mass shootings. We should ban logging. Is logging an essential liberty? Come on
  5. To my favourite music corner in the interwebs: Merry Christmas
  6. Have you been living under a rock? Norway had one of the worst mass shootings in the world. All the gun laws in the world didn't prevent that one from happening hahahah More people die from automobile accidents than they do with mass shootings? Solution: ban cars. Hell, more people die from combining booze and driving? Solution: ban booze! Yeah, let's see what else we need to be protected from. I'd go insofar as to use the same quote from Ben Franklin... You deserve neither freedom nor protection if you're for the state/govt. passing more and more laws to "protect" you
  7. While I am in favour of deporting all illegal aliens, what you just alluded to would have zero impact because these mass shootings at schools were done by legal citizens who legally obtained high-powered weapons
  8. When I think about the phrase "violent culture," I don't think about video games, books, music, and movies. I think about the real life society that made it possible for military invasions and occupations of other countries - at the cost of hundreds of thousands of lives - possible. 26 foreign kids being blown up in a Cambodian, Vietnamese, Serbian, Iraqi, Afghan, (etc., etc.) village? Perfectly normal. We've been taught from a very early time that's just military business. This is how we get away with mass-murdering all kinds of people all the time. In other words, [real] human life is trivialised all the time here in the U.S.
  9. It is very possible for me to wrap my mind around this sort of thing... because this sort of thing has been happening for decades in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New Orleans. It's just that when it's blacks and latinos getting killed, nobody gives a damn.
  10. So, you suggest we should criminalise attending kindergarten rather than criminalise accessibility of weapons to the mentally ill?
  11. She looked familiar. It was funny, but I kept thinking, "I have seen this person before..." Hahahah
  12. Some shmuck totally scratched the back bumber of my vehicle
  13. This is strange, but, at the office, there's a guy who has a picture of him and his family on his desk... AND YOU LOOK A LITTLE LIKE HIS WIFE! You don't have any relatives in Orange County, do ya?
  14. I don't even have to wait for obamacare to kick in: our health insurance rates will go up next year. Oh, and we're losing even more money in our deferred compensation/retirement plans because the market took a few more hits. Better brace ourselves for floored-more-years of this
  15. I'd throw the teevee out and run away to the Lappland to see the Northern Lights
  16. We all have our guilty pleasures, though, but for my last days, I'd love to kick it for a little bit - a song or two - with the Asobi Seksu bandmembers Or maybe Douglas P./Death In June! Man, that would be a blast.
  17. Um, that horrible/trashy tattoo? Her insufferable lisp? Her "acting" ability (or lack thereof)? But, hey, it's your final wish... ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Iiiii'm gonna change nothing. F*** the world; it's not worth fretting over - nor making plans other than what I normally would do. So, let it destroy itself. I'm gonna keep going about my final days by listening to some good tunes, watching videos, playing video games, reading a little bit, having some pizza and beer, and laughing to forget
  18. Left 30 mins. early from work to go vote... at the country club up the street. Lotta cute girls out and about
  19. People still read newspapers?! Hell, I'd consider an endorsement from Jon Stewart or Steven Colbert to be more valuable
  20. At the bottom of the page, there is a link to the 2012 newspaper endorsements http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/2012_newspaper_endorsements.php
  21. Been watchin' Parking Wars and, I must say, those cities featured on the show, esp. Philadelphia, would be an absolute nightmare to live in. There's just no way I could ever travail out there with an automobile. It makes me glad to live in SoCal
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