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    Commentary on our society today

    I believe this pretty much defines what is wrong with this country today. And it should be worrisome to us all.



    Click the "Pause" button on the illustrations so you can fully understand what they signify.

    And I believe it illustrates why our 2A rights are under siege. Because there is no conscious thought behind the arguments against. It's just mindlessness.
    Whatever adjective or verb comes to mind, I am...NotSo.

    One of my goals in life is to shoot more people on purpose than I do by accident. So far, so good.

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    For me that is funny because I am a dinosaur in that I do not have a cell phone, not twitter, no Facebook, no Snapchat! But I have been to that Dinner table!
    I am a Veteran, I am a Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather.
    I was labeled a Deplorable, now I'm a Nationalist rather than a Globalist! As a USA Veteran I will proudly wear that to protect our Nation!
    When they can figure out how to legislate Morality and Conscience I will consider talking more gun laws.


    Join the fun!

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    Hmmm. Could be a sermon. We spend our time chasing objects. Maybe there is a real purpose to life and we should be seeking it instead.
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    So much truth in that video that is is unreal.

    My family ABSOLUTELY HATES me when I host a family get together. I MAKE them put their cell phones into a basket at the start of the get together, and ONLY allow them to see those phones when we are NOT doing family activities, like eating a meal, or other activities. I have complete control over that basket and who accesses it and when they can have access to it. Sorry, you are here to enjoy family, NOT to be on your cell phone. You can do that on your own time, NOT during my family gatherings.

    And yes, I DO NOT have a fancy cell phone, nor a Facebook or Twitter account. I have NO time for social media, nor any interest in what so called "celebrities" are eating, doing, or what their flatulence smelled like after their last meal.
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    Desperado's Big Bang Theory:
    The theory that a "big bang" from a handgun, along with a perpetrator receiving a gunshot wound, is the best way to end violent personal or property crimes.

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    Like he says in the video these things are not necessarily bad if used properly. When people text each other when they are sitting right beside each other vs actually talking to each other etc is when there is a problem ! Way too many people are hooked on their phones etc !
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    "This is not a world in which one can turn the other cheek. Doing so does not avoid violence, but rather encourages it. The bad guys threaten, but they do not seem to want to get hurt. They should be taught that their presumed victim is more dangerous than they are. This is not a matter of weapons, but of will."


    - Jeff Cooper, April 2005

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    I think the video is spot on. Great pronouncement on the deteriorating society of this (potentially) Great Country. Wanna know why kids just shoot up places? They have no social skills. No getting the kids together for a neighborhood game. No one learns how to lose a game anymore. There are no good sports. When I played ball (preteen) the winning team and losing team high fives each other after the game then went and ate burgers together.

    When X box first came out which allowed real time online playing with people all over the globe we had to ban X box for 3-4 days at a time because of the language. The kids learned to use a headset but the first time I heard a profanity I turned it off until the next day.

    And there have been plenty of programmers who have quit Facebook and Twitter and Google once they realized that the programs they were working on were specifically meant to engineer behavior. So it’s a real threat.
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    Here's a companion Video to that:

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    "Easy is the path to wisdom for those not blinded by ego." - Yoda

    For all of those killed by a 9mm: "Get up! You are not dead! You were shot with a useless cartridge!"

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    I have an iPhone, iPad, and a PC laptop; but I don't have a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat account.
    In fact, this TaurusArmed forum is the only social media I have.
    Does that make me particular, or peculiar?

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    And don't let the irony escape you that these are You Tube commentaries we are reading on an Internet forum. I guess the difference is on the individual, how often it's checked.
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    Whatever adjective or verb comes to mind, I am...NotSo.

    One of my goals in life is to shoot more people on purpose than I do by accident. So far, so good.

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    Oh the irony.

    Yesterday morning, just after watching the video in the OP, I here the neighbor Mom say to her 5/6 year old daughter, " you are talking just way too much to me right now". Of course I look out the window and Mom is sitting on the porch step with cigarette between fingers on right hand and both hands holding the cell phone and typing.
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