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  1. Gezza

     /  July 30, 2018

    Toronto gun crime. Where the hell are all these illegal guns coming from?: Thanks USA

    • Pink David

       /  July 30, 2018

      Are they going to start grinding off the points on knives as well?

      • Gezza

         /  July 30, 2018

        US suppliers?

        • Gezza

           /  July 30, 2018

          I don’t think so. Strange question.

        • Pink David

           /  July 30, 2018

          The UK. They banned handguns and now have judges calling for sharp knives to have the points ground off….

          https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/27/knives-sharp-filing-solution-soaring-violent-crime-judge-says/

          • Gezza

             /  July 30, 2018

            Explain the difference between these two to me:

            1. A judge
            2. Judges

            Which is the correct description of who has called for the points of sharp knives to be ground off in that article you just linked to?

            And what has the UK got to do with US gun merchants supplying arms illegally no questions asked to Canadian crims – and to Mexican gangs too, I might add, as an Aljazeera investigation recently proved?

            • Pink David

               /  July 30, 2018

              “Which is the correct description of who has called for the points of sharp knives to be ground off in that article you just linked to?”

              Correct that was a single judge. Most tools in the uk, however,, scissors, screwdrivers, pliers are all counted as weapons when carried without a ‘reasonable excuse’.

              “And what has the UK got to do with US gun merchants supplying arms illegally no questions asked to Canadian crims”

              It’s the natural extrapolation of the ban impulse. The headline is about banning handguns, yet the acts are conducted with illegal weapons. What is the point of banning something that is not actually used in the said crimes other than to avoid the actual problem.

            • Gezza

               /  July 30, 2018

              Correct that was a single judge. Most tools in the uk, however,, scissors, screwdrivers, pliers are all counted as weapons when carried without a ‘reasonable excuse’.

              Doesn’t seem all that unreasonable to me. Why would anyone carry such items if they don’t have any sensible, explicable reason to do so? I doubt the local bobbies are confiscating the tools off tradies & DIYers in the middle of working on their projects.

              I suspect you’re pushing it to claim pliers are considered weapons when they might more likely be considered to be burglary tools.

              I take your point about the gun crime in Toronto being committed by criminals & that a ban on handguns isn’t going to stop criminals getting them. My issue is that assholes in the gun industry in the US are the ones supplying them.

  2. Another day, another Trump threat:

    • NOEL

       /  July 30, 2018

      What FOX! gotta be fake news and fake banner. Those pesky Russians again?

  3. Blazer

     /  July 30, 2018

    Predatory lenders modus operandi is to target unsophisticated,poor,gullible people and offer them goods or services with onerous, interest bearing credit terms.
    Default results in penalties,reposessions and court orders for attachment to earnings .

    If you substitute ‘poor’ people for 3rd world nations,you have the template for U.S foreign policy since WW1.

    Disguised as foreign aid programmes, the target nations become indentured slaves ,and the only ones who benefit are the small, compliant ,political clique who are installed to oversee that corporate objectives are met.

    The investment money is diverted to the Western corporations..engineering,building coys etc and the benefits accrue to them,not to those who are supposedly going to benefit from better living standards.

    Private equity and behemoths like Bechtal,Haliburton,Carlisle make obscene profits for their shareholders while the lot of the poor hardly changes at all.

    Contrary to being the ‘Police man of the world’..the U.S through the CI.A ,Military,sanctions and various proxy agencies enforce the doctrine.

    Any opposition is overcome with intensive demonising of any popular opposition ,and invasion as occurred in Panama,Grenada,Iraq,Guatemala and numerous other countries.

    Strategic regions and valuable resources must be controlled by the West.

    All in the name of freedom of course.

    Democracy is good if it is the ‘right’ kind of democracy.

    Iran,Chile,Ecuador,Panama,Venezuela and others had the temerity to have the ‘wrong’ kind of…democracy.

    Wonderful world…beautiful…people.

    • Pink David

       /  July 30, 2018

      Odd cartoon. In the entire time I was part of the military-industrial complex, I was never a cat, nor fat.

      • Blazer

         /  July 30, 2018

        look at you now!..You were just a ‘grunt’then…now that you’ve picked up your military lump sum you are a lot fatter…you know it.

        • Pink David

           /  July 30, 2018

          The thing is it was never well paid, nor was there any ‘lump sum’. Your experience of this is clearly different to mine.

          • Blazer

             /  July 30, 2018

            sorry pinky mixed you up again.Good to see you’ve come out..al the same.

  4. Blazer

     /  July 30, 2018