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  •  What a great spam post! I've only read that one (1+ / 0-)
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    about 20 times from you!

    So what?

    We can all cherry pick stats.

    I blog about my daughter with autism at her website

    by coquiero on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 07:35:51 AM PDT

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    •  Both this diary & the parent comment deal (1+ / 0-)
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      specifically with a style of rifle.

      Pointing out that all rifles are used less than half as often for murder than bare hands are isn't 'cherry-picking'; it is using relevant information and staying on subject. Both of which you seem to have trouble doing.

      Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

      by FrankRose on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 08:26:51 AM PDT

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      •  What it proves is that humans are prone (0+ / 0-)

        to murder one another.

        All the more reason to keep rifles designed to kill lots of people quickly out of their hands.

        I blog about my daughter with autism at her website

        by coquiero on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 09:17:32 AM PDT

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        •  It proves that your fear of rifles is misplaced (1+ / 0-)
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          You are over twice as likely to be murdered by bare hands, over six times as likely to be murdered by a knife & slightly more likely to be murdered with a club than with a rifle.

          If you think that banning objects is the way to lower the murder rate, then you have a lot of banning ahead of you.

          Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

          by FrankRose on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 09:29:13 AM PDT

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    •  Next he's going to talk about lightning strikes (1+ / 0-)
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      being more likely than a child/person getting shot (not true, but that doesn't stop this well debunked lie from continuing to show up on DailyKOS).

      Another popular one is the "kids drown in bathtubs more often than they are shot" canard.

      At some point we are going to have to start reporting Immediately Bannable Behavior like this.

      Intentionally misrepresenting facts, or posting "facts" that have repeatedly been debunked in the past. This is a reality-based site: all users are responsible for the credibility of the sources they cite or link to. If a user's "facts" are repeatedly bogus, they will be removed.
      I have never reported anyone and I hate having to resort to such pettiness as reporting people as others do, but it may be time to start when as it appears that we keep hearing statistics twisted or "facts" that have been frequently debunked repeated again and again.

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