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  •  Sure, but ... (2+ / 0-)
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    bernardpliers, Egalitare

    what matters from a policy perspective is not achieving perfection but rather substantial improvement.  And the balancing test is whether the added burden is commensurate with the improvement gained.

    “What’s the use of having developed a science well enough to make predictions if, in the end, all we’re willing to do is stand around and wait for them to come true?” - Sherwood Rowland

    by jrooth on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 06:47:23 AM PST

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    •  Cost/Benefit & Imaginary Utopias/Winning Elections (2+ / 0-)
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      happy camper, qofdisks

      Otherwise it's all just purity trolls

      There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

      by bernardpliers on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 06:52:59 AM PST

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    •  Better should always be the focus (2+ / 0-)
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      mmacdDE, tommymet

      The very best restrictions didn't keep the tragedy in Norway from happening. But it likely won't be repeated there for another generation, if that soon.

      I reject the premise that we are "hard wired" more violent than the rest of the planet. We aren't. We simply make it far too easy for firearms to be married to whatever circumstance results in conflict or dispute of any sort.

      When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. --Martin Luther King Jr.

      by Egalitare on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 08:08:55 AM PST

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