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  •  need to remember it's part of the MIC (2+ / 0-)
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    which could be co-regulated as we head toward the fiscal cliff

    All studies indicate that, in both the military and criminal sphere, the greatest percentage of violent deaths occur from the use of light weapons and small arms.  
    ....American hunters and gun enthusiasts are snapping up tens of thousands of Kalashnikov rifles and shotguns. Demand is so brisk that the factory has shifted its focus from military to civilian manufacture over the last two years. United States sales of the civilian versions, sold under the brand name Saiga, rose by 50 percent last year, according to officials at the factory, known as Izhmash.

    Over all, the United States is the world’s biggest market for civilian guns. That is partly because of comparatively lenient gun ownership laws....

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    yksitoista ulotteinen presidentin shakki. / tappaa kaikki natsit "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) 政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

    by annieli on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 10:05:35 AM PST

    •  you mean this MIC ... (2+ / 0-)
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      that ALWAYS gets the lion-share of our economic pie?



      link


      Isn't it time to fix the Filibuster?
      -- Here's how.

      by jamess on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 10:17:28 AM PST

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      •  yep, that one (2+ / 0-)
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        U.S. sales of arms overseas totaled more than 3/4 of the global weapons market in 2011

        yksitoista ulotteinen presidentin shakki. / tappaa kaikki natsit "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) 政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

        by annieli on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 10:18:35 AM PST

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        •  How do we ever put (1+ / 0-)
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          the Reds-Commie-Russky-Muslim-Terrorists-Everywhere Fear genie,

          back into it Pandora's Box,

          locked away in an NSA triple vault safe?


          Isn't it time to fix the Filibuster?
          -- Here's how.

          by jamess on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 10:24:27 AM PST

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          •  NSA triple vault safe is where we're herding (3+ / 0-)
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            But in a digital era of ubiquitous mobile devices, when surveillance cameras and social media are increasingly opening our lives to ongoing public view, are our expectations of privacy less today than they were decades ago? Or is there still a remnant expectation of privacy, even when our movements still occur in plain view? That is the core issue before the Supreme Court in Jones.

            yksitoista ulotteinen presidentin shakki. / tappaa kaikki natsit "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) 政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

            by annieli on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 10:28:30 AM PST

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