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Re: “Walters: Abortion Rights Bill Headed for Floor Vote in the Vermont House

The Supreme Court can't overturn a previous case. They can decide a new case differently.
Roe v Wade has already been surpassed by later cases.

The same way dred scott wasn't overturned at the court level. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dred_Scott…
It was a later, different case that changed things, along with constitutional amendments.

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Posted by doom on 02/15/2019 at 6:14 PM

Re: “Walters: One Year Later, Fair Haven Still Resonates

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_co…
Https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk…
And even suicide, not that it has anything to do with this, isn't abnormal. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_co…

And while suicide is up slightly, "The CDC study found that 54% of Americans who died by suicide had no known mental health illness."
So at best, the most insane overreaching denial of gun rights based on some sort of mental health check wouldn't even get half that "gun deaths" to go away.
Your conflation from suicide, to gun deaths, to "lives lost at the point of a gun" hurts your argument.

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Posted by doom on 02/15/2019 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Walters: One Year Later, Fair Haven Still Resonates

Suicide isn't a crime, at least not one that is related to mass murder in the way you just decided to link it. Half of "gun deaths" are suicide. Most of the remainder are related to gang and drug violence.
You also don't include any other reason the us may have a higher suicide rate. There are plenty of other countries that have higher rates than the us, but you failed to include those.

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Posted by doom on 02/15/2019 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Walters: One Year Later, Fair Haven Still Resonates

Are people seriously disliking low crime?
https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2014/…
Everything is far better than it was just a decade ago.
New England is even better than average.
https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2014/…

You can compare this with nics checks over time, roughly seeing how many additional guns there are in public hands.
https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/nics_f…

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Posted by doom on 02/15/2019 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Crumbling Local Roads Fuel Talk of a Vermont Gas Tax Hike

LikeDry road policy leads to overuse of salt (where are the environmentalists on this?)
Onerous inspection of vehicles.
Cash for clunkers.
Crumbling infrastructure breaks suspensions and other parts.
State that has some of the longest driving averages for commutes.
No, I'm sure 4 extra cents a gallon will totally fix this.

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Posted by doom on 02/14/2019 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Crumbling Local Roads Fuel Talk of a Vermont Gas Tax Hike

Look at how much the state and the feds take per gallon.
Then realize that most gas companies make less than 5 cents a gallon.

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Posted by doom on 02/14/2019 at 8:18 PM

Re: “Walters: One Year Later, Fair Haven Still Resonates

Crime is at historical lows. Murder is at historical lows. Gun crime is also at, get this, historical lows.


Hoplophobia is ridiculous in the face of these facts.

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Posted by doom on 02/14/2019 at 8:12 PM

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