From: David J. Littleboy on

"John A." <john(a)nowhere.invalid> wrote:
> "David J. Littleboy" <davidjl(a)gol.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Your post does mention "assaulted", not shot dead.
>>> Not that assaulted is very good either...
>>
>>Interesting. That the UK is a "more violent society than the US" seems to
>>be
>>a right-wing meme on the net.
>>
>>The murder rate in the US is 6.3 per 100,000 vs. 1.4 in England and Wales.
>>
>>The murder rate in NYC is 8.6 per 100,000 vs. 2.9 in England and Wales.
>
> I think you made an error there. You cited two different murder rates
> for England and Wales. Seeing as how you were comparing it to a US
> city, was it supposed to be London?

Oops, right you are. 2.9 is for London.

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From: Miles Bader on
"David J. Littleboy" <davidjl(a)gol.com> writes:
>> I think you made an error there. You cited two different murder rates
>> for England and Wales. Seeing as how you were comparing it to a US
>> city, was it supposed to be London?
>
> Oops, right you are. 2.9 is for London.

It might be interesting to compare figures for "similar" cities or areas
of cities, if that's possible -- e.g., looking at rates for sections of
cities with similar income levels or something.

-Miles

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From: Ray Fischer on
Bill Graham <weg9(a)comcast.net> wrote:
>THE MORE YOU MAKE THE GREATER PERCENTAGE OF YOUR INCOME THAT YOU HAVE TO
>PAY. That's regressive taxation in anyone's book.

As usual, graham is wrong on both counts.

A "regressive" tax structure charges more for LOWER incomes.

The very welathy can actually pay a LOWER tax rate because their
income is not always in the form of salaries.

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From: Ray Fischer on
Bill Graham <weg9(a)comcast.net> wrote:
>
>"tony cooper" <tony_cooper213(a)earthlink.net> wrote in message
>news:895ab5t3k8tn4fst71bvjge3fks38fiovo(a)4ax.com...
>> On Sat, 19 Sep 2009 18:36:03 +0200, Rol_Lei Nut
>> <Speleo_Karstlenscap(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>>>Bill Graham wrote:
>>>> If I were a professional house breaker, I would go to some country
>>>> where no one is allowed to own a gun. That's just good common sense.
>>>
>>>Unfortunately for you, those are the countries where neighbours are
>>>friendly and look out for each other....
>>
>> Countries like, say, Scotland?
>>
>> "A United Nations report has labelled Scotland the most violent
>> country in the developed world, with people three times more likely to
>> be assaulted than in America.
>>
>> England and Wales recorded the second highest number of violent
>> assaults while Northern Ireland recorded the fewest." (2005)
>>
>There are so many different possible reasons for statistics like the above,
>that it is stupid to try to understand them here.....

The rationalizations of the criminal gun nut.

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From: Ray Fischer on
mikey4 <lakediver(a)dd..net> wrote:
>
>"John A." <john(a)nowhere.invalid> wrote in message
>news:d1tab5hf131605ho26snc94pnn779hibf2(a)4ax.com...
>> On Sat, 19 Sep 2009 17:28:54 -0500, "mikey4" <lakediver(a)dd..net>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>"Ray Fischer" <rfischer(a)sonic.net> wrote in message
>>>news:4ab55678$0$1607$742ec2ed(a)news.sonic.net...
>>>> mikey4 <lakediver(a)dd..net> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>"Ray Fischer" <rfischer(a)sonic.net> wrote in message
>>>>>news:4ab51946$0$1630$742ec2ed(a)news.sonic.net...
>>>>>> mikey4 <lakediver(a)dd..net> wrote:
>>>>>>>"Ray Fischer" <rfischer(a)sonic.net> wrote in message
>>>>>>>> Neil Harrington <secret(a)illumnati.net> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>"David Ruether" <d_ruether(a)thotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>>>>>>>> "Neil Harrington" <secret(a)illumnati.net> wrote in message
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Much the same with the latest ACORN scandal, which stunk so badly
>>>>>>>>>>> that
>>>>>>>>>>> even Democrats in Congress finally voted to stop funding ACORN.
>>>>>>>>>>> But
>>>>>>>>>>> you
>>>>>>>>>>> never even heard about it from ABC, CBS or NBC, did you?
>>>>>>>>>> [Nonsense deleted...]
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> What was shown on tape from a *few* ACORN locations (but where
>>>>>>>>>> were the reportings of the ones that threw out these imposters?)
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>What makes you think ANY of the ACORN offices did or would do any
>>>>>>>>>differently from the ones on tape? ACORN is rotten and corrupt to
>>>>>>>>>the
>>>>>>>>>core.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> If that's true then it must also be true of the Republican party
>>>>>>>> given
>>>>>>>> the number of Republicans who have been shown to be lying,
>>>>>>>> philandering hypocrites.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>Just like the lefttards
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Never trust a man who gives online retorts with *no* substance.
>>>>>> mikey in <h8rvun$1hb$1(a)news.eternal-september.org>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>Snip away ray
>>>>
>>>> Run away, hypocrite.
>>>>
>>>> It's always so easy to argue against you rightards jut by throwing
>>>> your own words back at you.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>ok got it, which post are you referring to? or can't you post the entire
>>>text here.
>>>
>>
>> The message ID is h8rvun$1hb$1(a)news.eternal-september.org
>>
>> If your news reader can't get you to the article using that, try this:
>>
>http://groups.google.com/group/rec.photo.digital/browse_thread/thread/16c602542978b515/51ec3250dbeab29b?hl=en&q=#51ec3250dbeab29b
>
>Thank you John for posting the link, the only part that post that is me is
>the header.

mikey tries to deny hos own words.

Nothing but a rightard coward.

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