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DU's RKBA/GunCTRL group: take it or leave it?

There is much conflict over the RKBA group on DU. Some are convinced that the RKBA group should be deleted. They say that most people who support the individual RKBA are RW trolls. I don't believe this to be the truth and I believe it to be a disingenuous smear upon Pro-RKBA Democrats. There are many Democrats that support the individual RKBA, like Ohio's former Governor: Ted Strickland, who I've personally spent time at the shooting range with.

I think the real issue boils down to urban vs rural issues. The problem is that being anti RKBA will almost always cost you votes in most states.

I think removing the RKBA group would be a major mistake and alienate our Pro-RKBA democrats. What say you DUers?

COMMENT THREAD: Autumn Photo Contest: What is your muse?

Comment here about the submissions and the contest itself. : )

http://www.democraticunderground.com/103610135 <-Photo Submission Thread.

SUBMISSION THREAD: Autumn Photo Contest: What is your muse?

Welcome to DU's Autumn Photo Contest Submission thread. The theme of this month's contest is "What is your muse?". In this contest, the entries are open. Please submit all entries as replies in this thread.

Autumn is about change. Change can inspire. What inspires you?

What is your muse?

Here's a definition to work with:
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muse
Muse noun
....
2: a source of inspiration; especially : a guiding genius



The thread will be locked at 9PM EST, 11/01/2012, or as soon as 30 entries have been received. Preliminary Threads will be posted in GD the following day after 30 entries are received or by November 2nd.
**edit: We're going to let this run all day 11/02, feel free to submit a photo!

Please post comments in COMMENT THREAD, after I post it.


BASIC CONTEST/CHALLENGE RULES:
Only one entry per person. Please be sure to include a "Title" for your photograph in the Subject line of your entry. Only the first thirty (30) valid submissions received will be accepted.

Please keep your photograph entry no larger than 800 pixels in its longest dimension and under 250K in file size, unless otherwise designated by contest host. If you need help posting a photograph or with image sizing just ask.

Please do not use frames, except for a 1 or 2 pixel black frame to define white backgrounds.

Post-processing is permitted in the same tradition as processing techniques of print photography.

The contest host may alter the written rules at the beginning of their contest, and is the final arbiter of the rules and any issues that may arise.

The contest host may not enter their own photo contest, but may choose the theme in any manner they decide.

For monthly contests, the winner agrees to host the next contest (or recruit someone else to host the contest).

Be sure to read the following before you enter a photograph:


CONTEST LICENSE

An entrant to this contest, by submitting a photograph, is giving permission for that photograph to be copied to Demopedia and/or to a linked Gallery that will display the photographs entered for this contest for the purpose of publicizing future contests and/or commemorating current and past contests.

The entrant retains all other rights to the photograph being submitted. Neither Demopedia and/or a linked Gallery may use any photograph submitted for any purpose other than to display the photograph being submitted by the entrant, and neither gains any real or implied ownership rights to the photograph.

An entrant can disclaim this Contest License and retain all rights to the photograph. If an entrant wishes to disclaim the Contest License they must include the following statement in the post containing their photograph; "I disclaim the Contest License, and reserve all rights to my photograph" Any photograph submitted by an entrant with this disclaimer statement will not be copied and displayed in Demopedia and/or any linked Gallery.

CLE, OH: Police gun buyback draws people offering cash for the weapons

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2012/10/police_gun_buy_back_draws_peop.html#incart_river_default
As Cleveland cops exchanged gift cards and sports tickets for guns Saturday, they watched as a cadre of young men stood nearby and offered cash for weapons.

And it was all legal.

They not only had the


"Nope" & "No" are good friends of mine. They weren't buying for resale, they were buying for their own personal use and to poke fun at the idiocy of a gun buy back. Hilarity ensues.

One Punch Can Change Your Life — And End Someone Elses

One single punch can kill you. You don't have to bang your head on the way down after being knocked out either. The punch itself is all that is necessary to kill you. Every able bodied person is equipped with 2 fists as well as the even deadlier feet. Everyone is worried about firearms in the wrong hands, but what about the "wrong hands" in the wrong hands? Fists and feet are deadly weapons and are regularly used as such.

Did you know that you are 4x more likely to be killed by another persons hands and feet than with a rifle of ANY type? (even with the super scary tacticool semi-auto ones included) http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2010/crime-in-the-u.s.-2010/tables/10tbl20.xls

You have no obligation to let people attack you, even with bare fists. Retreat if you can, but do not hesitate to use force to protect your own life. Including deadly force. If someone advances upon you while you are armed and indicated that you are threatened and will fire if advanced upon then they are a deadly threat. Every police officer is taught this in academy, armed citizens should be just as prepared.

No one has the right to assault you, ever. You always have the right to defend yourself from harm.

http://tinyurl.com/7375v6r
Boxers describing a classic knockout punch talk about snapping their opponent’s head back or turning it around. That’s because punching someone unconscious—or killing them—usually results from the rotational forces placed on the head, not from the direct impact of the fist itself. A hook to the side of the head, or an uppercut to the chin, can send the head spinning, which breaks blood vessels inside the skull. In these cases, victims may die of internal bleeding hours after the fight, with friends and emergency medical personnel never realizing what was going on.

Sometimes the rotational forces on the head leave the blood vessels intact but stress the neurons to the point that they cease to function normally, causing a loss of consciousness. The victim then smashes his head on the concrete, which causes bleeding or other catastrophic brain injury. This scenario played out in 2003, when a drunken bar fly in San Diego killed a former Marine with a sucker punch.


Remember one punch can kill.http://www.onepunchcankill.qld.gov.au/


What do you think: Are fists deadly weapons or not?

Cross posted @: http://icarriedaguntodayandnoonewashurtbyit.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/one-punch-can-change-your-life-and-end-someone-elses/

Being Pro-Gun will get your OP alerted in meta, but they'll paint you as a homophobe first.

Case in point: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1240152872


I can't make another post in meta right now, but I feel this issue needs discussed and what better place to do it than right here where the original alert started these shenanigans.

Discuss.

"Sweetie" is now an LGBT slur.

These jury results were forwarded to me by another DUer. I really can't believe this was alerted on.
I also find it hard to believe that 2 posters voted to hide my post.

You may or may not agree with my politics, but this alert was beyond the pale. These are not the posts that you alert on. I've never uttered a single slur of any kind towards the GLBT community on DU or elsewhere. (I love myself and my friends!) If the alerter, which you all can probably figure out who it is by the context, has any proof I'd love to see it.

Thanks, sweeties


At Wed Oct 10, 2012, 08:26 PM an alert was sent on the following post:

Sweetie.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1172&pid=74380

REASON FOR ALERT:

This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate. (See <a href="http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=aboutus#communitystandards" target="_blank">Community Standards</a>.)

ALERTER'S COMMENTS:

The context is the poster uses this as a homophobic slur against those who disagree with his opinion who he thinks might be LGBT. Whether they are not is irrelevant: he thinks it earns him "cred" with other pro-NRA types in the Gungeon. There have been other instances where poster has spelled this out more explicitly, but then quickly "self deleted" those replies. A message should be sent that this is unacceptable at DU.

You served on a randomly-selected Jury of DU members which reviewed this post. The review was completed at Wed Oct 10, 2012, 08:38 PM, and the Jury voted 2-4 to LEAVE IT.

Juror #1 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: Seriously....folks need to get some thick skin.....the Poster is NOT using this as a homophobic slur. S/he is clearly is a gay rights supporter...ever heard of HRC.org....look it up....and look up his logo. I suspect the person objecting is the homophobe....probably not used to being called 'sweetie'.... Give me a break and make a case rather than falsely accusing someone of being homophobic. PS ...some of us also call ourselves Queer. Support free speech.
Juror #2 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: Sorry... I can't judge based on an alerter's claim of what a poster means - when the post itself appears unobjectionable.
Juror #3 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given
Juror #4 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: This is sarcasm, not a violation of TOS. Dragging in past history and making claims of homophobia that the jurors know nothing about does not enhance the alerter's position. Please leave this alone.
Juror #5 voted to HIDE IT and said: If this guy isn't the second coming of OMC, I'll eat my hat. There, I said it.
Juror #6 voted to HIDE IT and said: Homophobia is NEVER ok

Thank you very much for participating in our Jury system, and we hope you will be able to participate again in the future.
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