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DextertheCat 2 points ago +2 / -0

Half an hour with the firearm would have been sufficient to determine if the trigger/hammer safety was functional. If it was fully functional, he pulled the trigger. Simple fact would have been discovered immediately and he should have been arrested and charged.

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DextertheCat 4 points ago +4 / -0

A detective investigating??? What is the world coming to? If we don't nip this in the bud, we will actually get to the bottom of mysteries. God forbid, they might even solve crimes!

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DextertheCat 1 point ago +1 / -0

They really should go get another booster or two. It'll make them feel better.

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DextertheCat 2 points ago +2 / -0

Not a good plan. This will definitely lead to some problematic stand offs. Folks feel very strongly about keeping the ability to defend themselves from enemies, foreign and domestic. Seems about as good an idea as levying taxes on tea and stamps. That turned out well in the end, but only after a tremendous amount of loss of life and enormous expense for all involved. Let us all hope it doesn't come to this, because this is exactly what has been our goal to prevent. A bloody revolution has a steep cost in lives and material.

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DextertheCat 1 point ago +1 / -0

Bear in mind that there are "clinical studies/trials" that "prove" that the drugs involved was highly effective and passed the FDA trials. Decades of "science" proving these drugs worked to help depressed people. If this doesn't make people question our medical system and pharma, I just don't know what to think about them. If you can't fool all the people all the time, but you consistently fool some of the people all the time, maybe it says more about the fools than it does about you.

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DextertheCat 2 points ago +2 / -0

Doesn't matter when this was done, I agree with him. Refusing to take even the first shot until every single minority has taken their full course. I'm protesting white privilege! Sure, that's what I'm doing; a peaceful protest against white privilege. Unassailable leftist logic. I'm using their mental retardation to protect me from them.

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DextertheCat 1 point ago +1 / -0

Thank you for the reply. I can tell that I am going to have to dig a lot deeper. I get the gut feeling that there is something terribly wrong with the entire narrative and you have reinforced that feeling. I will keep digging and see where it leads.

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DextertheCat 3 points ago +3 / -0

Imagine being the only worker in an office that didn't have it. 😳

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DextertheCat 1 point ago +1 / -0

Don't keep records. I would buy from companies that didn't keep track of what I bought. All these years, only one Galco holster broke the blind rivets. They wouldn't even contact me back to fix it, so why bother keeping records.

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DextertheCat 1 point ago +1 / -0

It's never too late, and this way, they get their choice back. Just try to do it quietly and alone without leaving behind a mess.

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DextertheCat 4 points ago +4 / -0

There seems to be some subtext here between the State of California and Geico. Something is happening behind the scenes. Geico won't say why it closed all the physical offices and the State responds with, (Change insurance companies). Something California has done or is about to do, has made Geico want to opt out. Now I am curious as to why that is. Policies still serviced, but no physical locations. 🤔

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DextertheCat 9 points ago +9 / -0

Well, I guess it's better than all your coworkers having monkeypox! 😬

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DextertheCat 1 point ago +1 / -0

I'll poke around a bit, to see what I can find out. It certainly seems to be a highly controversial topic. I have a theory about what viruses may be, but it is still very earlier for me to speculate with any degree of confidence. Just a breeze in between my ears, at this point. Hopefully a new age of enlightenment is just around the corner.

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DextertheCat 1 point ago +1 / -0

I think the biggest question I have is one that isn't really explained; What is a virus? What is it's purpose? Why do they exist? Is it some type of population control device? If so, what dictates the appearance of a virus? How or what is the mechanism of creation? Everything we attribute to Nature is cause and effect. This is typically easily discovered and studied, utilizing the scientific method. Why is virology so difficult to study?

According to current accepted science, they cannot reproduce themselves, they cannot be killed with antibiotics, they aren't alive, but they aren't not alive. The entire debate is difficult to grasp. Why can viruses infect one person, but another in close contact is immune. Strength of immune system? Why are fragments of DNA found, but not a complete whole DNA sequence? If they have macrovirus structures, like in the pictures, why don't we have a complete DNA structure? Is the lack of a complete DNA sequence untrue?

I truly do not know the answers to any of these questions. I am not a member of medical science. These are just questions I have. I would like to understand, but the whole topic is overzealously combative. Difficult to have constructive and useful conversations about.

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DextertheCat 1 point ago +1 / -0

You have far more experience than I do. I guess I must must be a glass half full kind of guy. I tend to believe that most people are good and most people are relatively intelligent. I could be wrong. Lord knows that the more I see of the average American and their knowledge of history, geography, political structure of different types of government, and well... Pretty much everything that doesn't have to do with pop culture. I hate to think that the human race is actually getting dumber, but perhaps it is a matter of priorities. There are extraordinary people with incredible minds. I have met a couple, but I have to admit, they are relatively rare. I run into a lot more average minds. I'm not a genius, but I at least attempt to do most everything myself. Except for writing code, it bores me to tears and I hate it with a passion.

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DextertheCat 1 point ago +1 / -0

I'm sure you understand what I am saying. The average human being is pretty ignorant and pretty stupid, but there are brilliant minds in every country. Whether they have a chance to develop or not is not the question. The fact that they would perform terribly at an IQ test is limited by their education and exposure to advanced concepts. The majority of the human population is of average intelligence, hence the "average". IQ tests are designed for specific areas of knowledge and thinking processes.

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DextertheCat 2 points ago +2 / -0

No, not a lot. Only been to two countries. Both poor as hell. Djibouti and Tunisia. What I did find were people doing things that we take for granted with junk and scrap, that I would have never imagined or thought possible. Most of Djibouti chews on a mildly narcotic plant root, but if I was born there and lived there, it would be depressing as hell. Tunisia was a bit more advanced, but they actually have resources, whereas Djibouti has nothing except one port. No other resources. About the saddest place I have ever seen.

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DextertheCat 3 points ago +3 / -0

The absolute and most completely innocent victim I have seen. This is NOT an I told you so moment. This is a horrific tragedy.

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DextertheCat 1 point ago +1 / -0

Historically, several of the most innovative and brilliant minds have failed miserably in IQ tests. Einstein was considered barely functional and could not carry out some fairly simple functions that most "normal" people could easily perform. Nikola Tesla had abnormal sensory issues and anti-social behaviors. Eccentric thought processes do not conform to conventional patterns that are standardized to evaluate intellect. I'm afraid that many of the societal norms that have been established are constructed around a fairly narrow perspective. Problem solving and environmental awareness is more highly developed in primitive cultures, as noted in studies perform in polynesian island natives. Body language is highly developed in many primitive societies that are uncommon in our advanced society. We don't value these aspects of intellect and do not quantify them. There are many factors to intelligence. My point is that we use an IQ test to put people into a category. The people that created this test had a specific point of view and a particular bias toward specific attributes. There are people that cannot read, but are successful in many areas, do you consider that they are morons because they cannot perform an IQ test? I'm not saying that the IQ test has no value, I am merely pointing out that it is not all inclusive of all forms of intelligence.

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DextertheCat 8 points ago +8 / -0

People that say that violence is not the answer are the same morons that don't know what the question is. I had a conversation with a Karen about this very same topic. I asked her about her 5 year old son, if he was attacked by a large dog, should I let the dog finish because committing an act of violence against the dog to make him stop would be wrong? She said that it's not the same thing and stomped off in a huff. You can't reach the brainwashed cultists.

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DextertheCat 1 point ago +2 / -1

IQ is a testing process that is slanted to a particular type of thought process. There are ethnic differences in how minds work, different strengths and weaknesses are present in different ethnic brain structures. The IQ is a western thought process analysis that deals with a certain way of thinking. Orientals typically have a more structured and analytic way of seeing and processing information, the Occidentals are more innovative and explorative. I do not have enough data on African processes to determine their method reasoning, but I have no doubt that it is different. Not better or worse, but different. We have all been seeing things from a particular lens that is biased by our ethnicity derived culture. The end product is that everyone brings different resources and processes to the table. If we recognize and develop these different methodologies we can maximize the human potential. Diversity is a strength to maximize potential, but it can also be used as a weapon to sow discord. If you think that Africans are inferior due to the state of the continent, please see my above post as to why all the chaos has been going on for centuries. It isn't an accident. Western influence in Africa is designed to keep them from progressing. Africa has massive amounts of natural resources that would make it extremely wealthy and powerful. Instead those resources are taken and making some folks that same wealth. Think it is purely coincidental?

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DextertheCat 2 points ago +2 / -0

Western "intelligence" agencies have funded and armed "resistance" movements and political opponents to destabilize African nations. Mercenary groups and private intelligence agencies have also been used to prop up division and competing warlords to keep these nations divided and chaotic. The Middle East, Central and South America and the Southeast Asian countries have all felt the impacts of these tactics. This is all for business interests to remove natural resources from these areas. The reason for all the chaos in Africa and many of these other countries is not organic. If allowed to develop without the seeds of disharmony and chaos, the third world countries would not be third world countries. This isn't about ethnicities and internal strife, it is about keeping them suppressed as a source of wealth and income for global elites. ALL human beings have the same potential. The same tactics we are seeing today that have been used to destroy our Western first world nations has been used for possibly 400 years to suppress the third world nations. The only countries that would be experiencing third world status organically are those with no natural resources.

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DextertheCat 4 points ago +4 / -0

Some day, justice will have to be served. The judges, lawyers, the perpetrators, their complicit families. This country needs an enema.

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DextertheCat 0 points ago +1 / -1

Their job is practically impossible as it is. They catch them red-handed and the DA lets them walk. They have to face the victims and explain that they did the best they could. They see horrors that you can't imagine and manage not to murder child molesters and rapists. The system failed the cops, not the other way around.

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