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  •  I dont live in the dark space you do KV. (1+ / 0-)
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    I have great hope, great optimism and great set of futures we can do, but we are going to have to stop killing each other. As Kurt Vonnegut said, "Love each other dammit. Its the only thing to do." And he stacked German corpses in Dresden as a POW. I will take his word.

    Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

    by OregonOak on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 12:07:45 PM PDT

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      damn near everything/one. No wonder we don't see eye to eye.

      Republicans cause more damage than guns ever will. Share Our Wealth

      by KVoimakas on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 12:13:56 PM PDT

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      •  I dont think you have to live there. (1+ / 0-)
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        I have been there too, and its painful to say the least. I learned to recover my optimism for the future based on who I hung out with, and what I chose to do to help people. It took a while, but after a time, I simply did not need my guns any more. I figure, whatever. If a gunman is going to surprise me, he will get me armed or not, and my best hope is to talk my way out it anyway. If the government or NSA or Corporate IT wants me, well, they outgun me. If a deranged right wing person wants to kill me, I will offer him a meal first and then, he can, after we eat together. If a moment of passion arouses someone, I have feet to run and arms to push. I cannot ever envision myself being in a winning gunfight. At best I see a draw, both dead or both injured. Neither appeals to me any more. And its a much happier place. More secure by far. And the number of threats to me remains as it was before when I was armed... zero. No change. Except I feel more secure and happy.

        Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

        by OregonOak on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 02:21:42 PM PDT

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