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JazzFatCat last won the day on May 24 2015

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  1. Oh well. If threads like this prove anything to me it's that people accept stuff that reinforces their beliefs and reject stuff that doesn't.
  2. As far as I can see this is the actual site for research Harvard has done into firearms: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/hicrc/firearms-research/ Their "overall" cliff notes kind of page has the following bullets: 1. The United States has a very high rate of firearm death 2. The risks of a gun in the home typically far outweigh the benefits 3. More guns, more violent death. 4. Better mental health treatment may help but effective legislation is crucial to reduce gun violence. In fact they even have a "bad science" page that rebuts the paper that saevel25 references, so good work in finding a
  3. Here's some more stuff I dug up about that paper saevel25 referenced. http://www.harvard-jlpp.com/about/ So not a peer reviewed journal. Gary Mauser the Canadian author of that paper is: The president of a Vancouver gun club Senior Fellow with the Fraser Institute (Canada's largest right wing think tank) http://www.the-peak.ca/1998/11/gun-clubs-refuse-to-leave-burnaby-mountain/ Do an image search for Gary Mauser and here's what you get lol: LOL. "findings done in a Harvard Law Study"
  4. I haven't been following this thread but I was curious about this so I looked it up and did some googling. This is not a "Harvard Law Study". It is a paper written by two authors not associated with Harvard (they are actually associated with two pro-gun right wing think tanks) that for some reason Harvard had the poor judgement to publish in their "Journal of Law & Public Policy". Here's a response to some of the issues found in that paper: http://www.ericgarland.co/2013/09/26/academic-support-american-gun-lobby/ If I can dredge up the will I'll try to see if I can find an actual academi
  5. I find the whole "ya but the US has inner-city issues" argument to be a sign of gun advocates grasping at straws. As if cities all around the world don't have huge numbers of unemployed, frustrated, and disenfranchised people. American gun attitudes are a belief system so it is like arguing with religious people. It doesn't change how they "feel".
  6. Key #1 should be called "Rotate About the Spine" maybe? This year I finally clued into what that feels like. I don't know why it took me so long.
  7. On a more recreational note - recently I was paired with a guy who hit a horrific shot OB off the tee. When I asked him if he was going to take a mulligan he said: "No I never take mulligans. I would just hit exactly the same shot again". That seemed like a really smart answer to me. If I had a nickel for every mulligan I've seen that was exactly the same as the first shot.
  8. I live in Victoria a couple of hundred kilometers north of Oregon. The local Seattle TV news ran a story about about how an Oregon gun range was seeing a lot of extra action after the shooting and showed an older lady sitting in a pretend bus shooting out of the window. I laughed pretty hard. "I'm practicing protecting myself by shooting out of a bus window" Americans must know that from the outside their guns laws and attitudes look ridiculous but few Americans can see it for themselves. Arguments like "... then only the criminals will have guns" just show that most Americans really don't con
  9. This song has been stuck in my head all day.
  10. I stunk up the joint today. I had my first triple bogey in about two months. I was playing with a guy who liked to talk about swing mechanics and for some reason that really threw me off - lol.
  11. 6 iron (28 degrees) My new Adams iron set came with a 25* 5 iron and a 23* hybrid. The hybrid is a lot easier to hit consistently and the gapping between the 6 iron and the hybrid works out to be about 15 yards for me (175, 190).
  12. I thought this was a pretty decent article about the cards: http://www.vox.com/2015/9/29/9415325/emv-credit-debit We've been using the chip cards in Canada for 2 or 3 years. I'm surprised the USA is behind the times on this.
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