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Sat Dec 22, 2012, 03:04 PM

US residents deserve combat pay

Less than 5000 soldiers have been killed in combat from 2001 to the present in Afghanistan and Iraq. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_military_casualties_of_war

There are more than 8,000 killed by guns on the US streets simply going about their business every year. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_violence_in_the_United_States#Homicides

The inescapable conclusion is that the US *IS* a combat zone.

The Government is both unwilling and incapable of doing anything about it.

Let's give them an incentive: Every US taxpaying human gets a 10% reduction in their taxes. This money is to come directly from existing Military funding as the first payout from that funding. The refunds will cease when the domestic casualties have fallen below legally sanctioned US military combat zone casualties for not less than 20 consecutive years.

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dickthegrouch Dec 2012 OP
Squinch Dec 2012 #1
Taitertots Dec 2012 #2
dickthegrouch Dec 2012 #3
Taitertots Dec 2012 #4
dickthegrouch Dec 2012 #5

Response to dickthegrouch (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 03:14 PM

1. I work with disabled kids. Two times in the past 7 years I have been an endangered bystander

in gun incidents, and a third time I narrowly missed being in the center of a gun fight, but the shooters were subdued shortly before I came along.

And this was just going about my work day. I'm not a cop, I'm not a drug dealer, I'm not a hunter. I work with disabled kids.

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Response to dickthegrouch (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 03:41 PM

2. We are living in the most peaceful era in human history

Why don't we just try to have a culture that doesn't revolve around being terrified of our neighbors?

Oh, and in Iraq over 100,000 innocent people were killed during that period. And in Afghanistan tens of thousands of innocent people were killed. But don't let that stop your non-sense hyperbole about how terrible you think gun crime is in America.

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Response to Taitertots (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 04:08 PM

3. Anyone who doesn't suggest a solution is part of the problem

I will continue to brain storm solutions until the violence stops.

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Response to dickthegrouch (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 04:25 PM

4. Your OP was simply non-sense

Maybe you want to call hyperbole and non-sense having a "brain storm". Don't expect people to agree with your non-sense.

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Response to dickthegrouch (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 03:31 PM

5. From an independent thread

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