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  1. And now this. http://au.news.yahoo.com/070419/23/135t8.html
  2. Yes OH but they deserve it. They aren't lucky enough to live in the west. They're from the ME. Doesn't rate. Same as many African countries. Agree with you 100% http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200704/s1900896.htm
  3. My first trip to the states was in '92 and first time in LA was '95. I think is was Washington High near West Beverly Hills I was taken to and yes even then they had metal detectors at the front doors. Maybe this is how it's going to be for a long time until a pollies kid is killed. As for the hunting, wasn't it Dick Cheney who shot his mate on a hunting trip?
  4. Although tragic, maybe Americans just accept this type of incident as the price they pay for having the right to carry a gun. Has anything really changed since Columbine? Maybe Chris Rock was right with his idea for the price of bullets.
  5. bust

    Any New Jokes

    Not sure what's worse.........the grammer or the joke.
  6. While walking through the woods, a man came upon another man hugging a tree with his ear firmly against the tree. Seeing this he inquired, "Just out of curiosity, what the heck are you doing?" "I'm listening to the music of the tree," the other man replied. "You gotta be kiddin' me." "No, would you like to give it a try?" Understandably curious, the man says, "Well, OK..." So he wrapped his arms around the tree and pressed his ear up against it. With this, the other guy slapped a pair of handcuffs on him, took his wallet, jewellery, car keys, then stripped him naked and left. Two hours later another nature lover strolled by, saw this guy handcuffed to the tree stark naked, and asked, "What the hell happened to you?" He told the guy the whole terrible story about how he got there. When he finished telling his story, the other guy shook his head in sympathy, walked around behind him, kissed him gently behind the ear and said, "Cupcake, this just ain't gonna be your day".
  7. Julain good social fabric can sometimes prevent people like this slipping through the net. Martyn Bryant wasn't an unknown factor. He'd been known for many years to the Tasmanian health system. Lack of funds and facilities left him on the streets. Do you suggest a gun amnesty? About 640,000 guns were taken in under the amnesty and buy-back scheme which operated soon after the Port Arthur massacre. Victoria was been the most successful state to call in its prohibited weapons. Before the scheme started the Victorian Firearms Registry records showed that there were about 750,000 registered guns in Victoria. About 210,000 were handed in because they became prohibited weapons. These were mainly military style rifles, semi-automatic and pump action shotguns and .22 low power rifles with 10 shot magazines. About 20% of those guns however were unregistered. Thus 30% of Victorian guns were handed in by the end of the amnesty and this probably represents about a 70% success rate. The situation however in NSW and Queensland was nowhere near as satisfactory. There were probably almost 2,000,000 guns in those two states and we would expect that at least 600,000 would fall into the prohibited categories. Yet no more than 285,000 were handed in. This means that the success rate in NSW and Queensland was below 50%. This is a very serious matter but it's not hard to see why the buy-back partly failed in these two major gun owning states. Victoria had mandatory gun registration for a decade yet NSW and Queensland did not had gun registration on rifles and shot-guns. This means that shooters in Victoria were aware that the Government knew what type of gun and how many guns each of them owned. In NSW and Queensland the government had little idea of these facts and we must presume that gun owners felt they could flout the law in these two states. It's not the guns that kill. You need to remember that. It's the person in possession of the gun and their state of mind. Even law enforcement officers are grossly under educated in fire-arms, and these guys by law are allowed to shoot people. This was a classic example of someone intellectual capacity being allowed to carry a gun. As reported earlier this week, some dirt bag who got pulled over in a routine traffic stop in Florida ended up "executing" the deputy who stopped him. The deputy was shot eight times, including once behind his right ear at close range. Another deputy was wounded and a police dog killed. A statewide manhunt ensued. The low-life piece of human garbage was found hiding in a wooded area with his gun. SWAT team officers fired and hit said low-life 68 times. Now here's the kicker: Asked why they shot the guy 68 times, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told the Orlando Sentinel...get this. "That's all the bullets we had." God bless Sheriff Judd!
  8. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes HUGE YES I think lack of any social fabric is a good place to start.
  9. With insight like that Fidel, you could get yourself a position with Government Think Tank.
  10. Just at a guess I would say those who grow up in the country usually hunt for a reason. But agree the city folk's behaviour is just indiscriminate slaughter. Don't worry happens here as well. We did have our own Port Arthur incident remember...........37 dead if my memory is correct.
  11. This is such an old debate. Reality is people kill people........not guns. US is a gun culture plain and simple. I heard an Australian Profeessor interviewed here who has just been appointed to Virginia Tech to to head up the Vetinary Science Department. He has been teaching students in the US for years. What he said he could never understand was that he would spend all week teaching students how to save animals and then come the week-end, these same students would go out into the forests with high-powered rifles, and kill anything that moved. Go figure.
  12. I remember the first visit for my work. Seven and a half hours in the chair. Marathon. But had two cute nurses holding my hand the entire time. :grin:
  13. Hope your brushing daily
  14. Seems like Thantakit charges twice the going rate for cleanings and periodontic work. For example' date=' a deep cleaning costs about 1600-2000 quadrant from everywhere else I've looked but costs 4000 per quadrant there. Is it that much better than the others? You might find this link useful: http://www.medithai.net/dentists/dentist-bangkok.shtml [/quote'] I had exstensive dental work done over 2 years ago. Made a number of appointments before I arrived in BKK and Chiang Mai. Did my research and your right they are considerably dearer but the level of comfortability I found with them was the deciding factor. Money was not the first concern. I have never had a problem with any of their work. I have however heard some nasty stories from a couple of other well known establishments. Never heard a bad report about Thantakit and know quiet a few who have been there.
  15. I guess the big difference is the user interface. Makes sense. Add to that the fact that it runs OSX as it base you got a pretty smart phone. Being a mac user I would say this phone is years ahead of any other product.
  16. http://www.thantakit.com/main.html There should be a permanent link to this question. Think I have posted these details about a dozen times.
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