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Old January 15th, 2015, 09:54 PM   #30021
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I think he was an Albanian, not a Serb. I'd probably recognize him on a photo. The story is really as random as it can get. I was appointed to a dentist, I was already driving there when he calls me and tells me not to come, because they're installing some new equipment and it isn't finished yet. So I decide to visit a friend working in an insurance company office in a supermarket. So we chat when two guys step in and one of them wants to insure his house in Ljubljana. Then we all kind of chat with each other and one of them says he studied in Zagreb and was a vice-president of the Kosovo parliament. The other guy was also an Albanian, but he looked like a Native American (Indian). So yeah, whatever. Then a house painter came in and I told him to paint my apartment.
Meanwhile in Kosovo
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Old January 15th, 2015, 09:58 PM   #30022
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Did your friend send you the link or the actual glitter box? ��
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The link.
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Old January 15th, 2015, 10:23 PM   #30023
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C'mon people, you can have opinion on the whole arms issue, but some basic statistics is due on the discussion.

No inference can be made about the correlation between gun laws and crime rates, and the effect of guns on crimes, unless you control for all variables that also affect crime.

Are the areas with though gun laws inhabited by people of the same income and education profile as areas with lax gun laws? Are unemployment rates the same? Are court and law enforcement resources the same? Are there stochastic components of crime rate that differ? Is the age pyramid similar? Is the prevalence of untreated mental health cases comparable?

Without such controls, comparisons are not much meaningful. It is like if I draw a map of tractor accidents and then end up with the "shocking" conclusion that building houses and stores over farmland will slash the rate of tractor-operation injuries and deaths.
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Old January 15th, 2015, 10:33 PM   #30024
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Not to mention the fact that New York and Philadelphia can pass all the gun-control laws they want, but that won't stop people buying them (legally) in Virginia and driving up 95.
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Old January 15th, 2015, 10:34 PM   #30025
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Apparently you can access assault rifles in Europe. Just now the Belgian police shot dead two terror suspects that used AK-type rifles to shoot at the police. Underworld assassinations in the Netherlands increasingly see the use of assault rifles, sparking debate whether the police should have easier access to similar weapons.
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Old January 15th, 2015, 10:52 PM   #30026
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The Swiss central bank has stopped setting a 1,20 per Euro ceiling for the CHF. Yesterday, it traded as low as 0.85. Switzerland has never been so expensive therefore, I wonder if it will be cheaper to refuel in Germany and Italy for long-distance travelers should this trend keep in place.
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Old January 15th, 2015, 11:55 PM   #30027
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The Swiss central bank has stopped setting a 1,20 per Euro ceiling for the CHF. Yesterday, it traded as low as 0.85. Switzerland has never been so expensive therefore, I wonder if it will be cheaper to refuel in Germany and Italy for long-distance travelers should this trend keep in place.
0.85 was a hysterical rate. Tonight it's 0.999. I expect the rate to become stable at the level 1 € = 1.05 Fr. But even that rate would be significantly higher than 1.20 less then 24 hours ago.

I think the background for that is the fall of euro. This summer 1€ was 1.37 US $, tonight it's 1.16. Consequently 1Fr was 1.13 - 1.14$ in spring and summer but 0.98 this morning. This fall of franc rate had no real economical reason so there was a huge pressure on Switzerland to let the franc to be stronger again. The 1.16 rate of this night is almost the same as that of spring 2014.
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Old January 16th, 2015, 12:25 AM   #30028
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I think he was an Albanian, not a Serb. I'd probably recognize him on a photo. The story is really as random as it can get. I was appointed to a dentist, I was already driving there when he calls me and tells me not to come, because they're installing some new equipment and it isn't finished yet. So I decide to visit a friend working in an insurance company office in a supermarket. So we chat when two guys step in and one of them wants to insure his house in Ljubljana. Then we all kind of chat with each other and one of them says he studied in Zagreb and was a vice-president of the Kosovo parliament. The other guy was also an Albanian, but he looked like a Native American (Indian). So yeah, whatever. Then a house painter came in and I told him to paint my apartment.
Slobodan Petrovic?.Albanian?
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Old January 16th, 2015, 12:26 AM   #30029
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Meanwhile in Kosovo
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Yes,and what?.What was Vucic expecting,flowers?.You should better check your romanian internal problems than our problems as 1 in 2 posts of you are about Albania.
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Old January 16th, 2015, 12:34 AM   #30030
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exactly 2:35 hours past since another colleague from here predicted you will come and protect your land.
I think you can do better
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Old January 16th, 2015, 12:38 AM   #30031
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exactly 2:35 hours past since another colleague from here predicted you will come and protect your land.
I think you can do better
You are an obsessed person and better start having an life for your good than doing the whatever knowing on others matters.
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Old January 16th, 2015, 12:47 AM   #30032
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I have "a" (not "an") life, don't worry
I work and I like to travel much, just look at my photo albums

PS You can still do better then that
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Old January 16th, 2015, 12:51 AM   #30033
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I have "a" (not "an") life, don't worry
I work and I like to travel much, just look at my photo albums

PS You can still do better then that
Yep,english..a language that i dont like.

Not interested in your photos.
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Old January 16th, 2015, 02:28 AM   #30034
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Whoa. What was that about?

Take a little nap and another Balkan War breaks out.
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Old January 16th, 2015, 02:33 AM   #30035
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That's true, it's not guns' fault, but people's. Guns helped immensely, though. Since people can't be banned, I'd ban guns, with a great sense of relief.
People cannot be banned but those who coomit violent personal crimes can be banished to prison without infringing upon the rights of those who don't commit such crimes and behave civilzedly. Banning guns from law-abiding citizens without banishing the violent criminals will not solve the problem..
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Old January 16th, 2015, 02:36 AM   #30036
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Spinoza, would you "ban guns" completely (except from law enforcement, presumably)? Even for hunting? I'm not a hunter and that doesn't affect me personally, but I'm wondering if any country on the planet has done that. (Forgetting about North Korea and Cuba.)

A serious question.
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Old January 16th, 2015, 03:14 AM   #30037
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I like guns
One day i will become hunter
Also i would like to live in USA just for one reason,to have AK-47 in my hands .
ps g.spinoza Don't take this as something bad
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Old January 16th, 2015, 05:07 AM   #30038
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I think that is the saddest point that everyone seems to forget when arguing about gun laws. The one thing bans and restrictions make is to cause people who are law-abiding and reasonable, to be unable to pursue their dreams and desires, in this case, ownership of whatever firearm. We must understand that this is a tragedy.

Talking of crime is silly - if you kill someone you go jail for life, clearly some fine or short jail time for owning a particular firearm is not being considered as a factor for the person, surely.

Some little regulations for safety are reasonable and fine, maybe like for cars, they are dangerous, but you prove you can drive safely and you can do as you want.

The US is relatively liberal but has many silly regulations that were enacted by politics (especially in the emotional wake of unfortunate events, which... we can't argue, must be avoided!) that just hurt people. I like the Czech system myself best I think... but the Czechs probably invented guns anyhow.

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Spinoza, would you "ban guns" completely (except from law enforcement, presumably)? Even for hunting? I'm not a hunter and that doesn't affect me personally, but I'm wondering if any country on the planet has done that. (Forgetting about North Korea and Cuba.)

A serious question.
Weimar Germany enacted an immediate seizure law with serious penalties circa 1919 as required by Treaty of Versailles. It was loosened approximately 10 years later, Hitler loosened it further but took everything from the Jews of course...
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Old January 16th, 2015, 06:59 AM   #30039
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Spinoza, would you "ban guns" completely (except from law enforcement, presumably)? Even for hunting? I'm not a hunter and that doesn't affect me personally, but I'm wondering if any country on the planet has done that. (Forgetting about North Korea and Cuba.)

A serious question.
Why banning them completely, why not making obtaining them very difficult. E. G. Hunting weapons for those that have a track record by an hunting organisation and got some special license etc. Psychological profiling. Background checking. Regular license renewal. Etc
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Old January 16th, 2015, 08:49 AM   #30040
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One day i will become hunter
Also i would like to live in USA just for one reason,to have AK-47 in my hands .
ps g.spinoza Don't take this as something bad
There is a company called IO now making AK-47's in Florida (USA) and they are selling for $499 with polymer furniture and $589 with varnished wood furniture, brand new. That's a pretty decent price (if they are good quality, of course).
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