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  •  Your comment illustrates something else (6+ / 0-)

    Something that is different between the urban and the rural.  Out here in the sticks folks have a real sense of personal responsibility.  We have a responsibility to not only ourselves but to our neighbors and our community.  And, for the most part, we know those who are part of that community, we know what our neighbors are doing and we will help them if they need it, knowing full well that they will do the same.  We know who the good people are and we know the bad boys, too.  We even publish names in the local paper!  

    Being from the city, you just cannot understand.  Do you even know 10 people that live on your block?  You can make jokes about the rural people being married to their cousins, but around here it isn't that far from the truth.  There are a heck of a lot of families that have lived in this area for over 100 years, and I'm not even talking about the Native Americans, some of whose families have been here, literally, for centuries.  

    The urban/rural mindsets are at odds with each other.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that rurality is a panacea.  There is a heck of a lot of prejudice and just plain bigotry out here, and you cannot ignore the tribalism that exists, which creates a feeling of the rural "us" and the city "other".  It works in the reverse, as well.

    •  I notice you didn't even address (0+ / 0-)

      the substance of my comment, instead making scattershot accusations and assumptions regarding neighbors and incest.

      I would really hate to think that represents "rural values."

      On the other hand, you do seem to have some awareness of who the real natives are -- contrary to most Coloradoans (urban as well as rural).

      Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

      by corvo on Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 02:35:46 PM PST

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      •  Over your head (1+ / 0-)
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        The actual substance of my comment was all about your comment.  It does appear that nuance is something quite beyond your ability to comprehend.

        •  The only "actual substance" is (0+ / 0-)

          that there was nothing, but nothing in the recent legislation that would've prevented you and yours (excluding anyone who had been convicted of domestic abuse) from owning all the guns you wanted to.  You could even own all the ammo you wanted to -- you were just limited to the amount you could purchase at one time.  Unless you expect to be attacked by several dozen wild animals in a short period of time, I'm failing to see how that's unreasonable.

          But you know that.

          As for your "urban values" versus "rural values" business, I'm unimpressed.  Plenty of city folk have reason to want to pack heat too, don't you know, so while "rural values" folks are good at picking off legislators who don't toe the NRA line, there are plenty of urbanites among them -- and the "rural values" secession movement seems to have failed miserably.

          Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

          by corvo on Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 05:47:19 PM PST

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    •  Interesting way to define (0+ / 0-)

      personal responsibility.  

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