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  1. vuduchile

    Happy Football Day Week 15!

    Dak fumbled the coin toss. Perfect.
  2. vuduchile

    Office holiday party

    Shocking.
  3. vuduchile

    Mother in law is moving in

    She has Medicare now. Apparently, this all happened before she reached retirement age and was eligible for Medicare. A knee surgery and a hip surgery lead to all the medical debt. But who knows if I’m getting the whole story. Anyway, we are stuck with her now. My wife probably needs to demand she take over her finances. The MIL is out shopping for Christmas presents today. Wasting money she doesn’t have on stuff that nobody needs, in my minivan that’s not good enough for her. She should be saving every focking dime she has right now!
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    Mother in law is moving in

    Well, we’re off to a rip roaring start. Apparently, the MIL racked up a bunch of medical debt. Going out of network to have surgeries, having procedures that weren’t fully covered under her plan and God knows what else. She hasn’t been paying them off so she had a series of judgments against her. She was also behind on her HOA dues, so all these parties had a series of liens on her house. All this was never shared with my wife or anyone else. So, she netted much, much less on her home sale than what we were all lead to believe. Not looking good long term. One of the judgements could not be cleared at closing for some legal reason so she needed to pay $9K to the court up front so that the closing could take place today. Of course she doesn’t have $9K laying around, so guess who had to loan it to her this morning? My wife and I were up at 5 am moving the rest of her big stuff to our place today so I could open the store on time. My wife went back later to do the small stuff. When she got there, MIL told her she was going to get her hair done and then to pick up her new glasses. She also said something to my wife today about the minivan I gave her being to big for her. To top it all off, my wife went to meet up with her best friend who’s in from Denver for the weekend. So the MIL just showed up ready to start living here and my wife isn’t even home. I told my sons to go entertain her til their mom gets home.
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    Pit bulls: loaded weapon or misunderstood?

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/trent-williams-says-his-dogs-reported-mauling-of-neighbors-is-dogs-doing-what-dogs-do-170438702.html
  6. 2 of the 3 were involved in the same incident. Most of the others have never even pulled their gun.
  7. I'm ok with this. Until a Heisman winning QB wins a couple of Super Bowls, he's not in the conversation with Roger.
  8. Not my numbers. Just something that came up from a google search. I'm not sure what you mean by that. What % of the population do the numbers from the Kleck study effect? Here's another take. 1-3. Guns are not used millions of times each year in self-defense We use epidemiological theory to explain why the “false positive” problem for rare events can lead to large overestimates of the incidence of rare diseases or rare phenomena such as self-defense gun use. We then try to validate the claims of many millions of annual self-defense uses against available evidence. We find that the claim of many millions of annual self-defense gun uses by American citizens is invalid. Hemenway, David. Survey research and self-defense gun use: An explanation of extreme overestimates. Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. 1997; 87:1430-1445. Hemenway, David. The myth of millions of annual self-defense gun uses: A case study of survey overestimates of rare events. Chance (American Statistical Association). 1997; 10:6-10. Cook, Philip J; Ludwig, Jens; Hemenway, David. The gun debate’s new mythical number: How many defensive uses per year? Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 1997; 16:463-469. 5. Firearms are used far more often to intimidate than in self-defense Using data from a national random-digit-dial telephone survey conducted under the direction of the Harvard Injury Control Center, we examined the extent and nature of offensive gun use. We found that firearms are used far more often to frighten and intimidate than they are used in self-defense. All reported cases of criminal gun use, as well as many of the so-called self-defense gun uses, appear to be socially undesirable. Hemenway, David; Azrael, Deborah. The relative frequency of offensive and defensive gun use: Results of a national survey. Violence and Victims. 2000; 15:257-272. 6. Guns in the home are used more often to intimidate intimates than to thwart crime Using data from a national random-digit-dial telephone survey conducted under the direction of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center, we investigated how and when guns are used in the home. We found that guns in the home are used more often to frighten intimates than to thwart crime; other weapons are far more commonly used against intruders than are guns. Azrael, Deborah R; Hemenway, David. In the safety of your own home: Results from a national survey of gun use at home. Social Science and Medicine. 2000; 50:285-91. 9-10. Few criminals are shot by decent law-abiding citizens Using data from surveys of detainees in six jails from around the nation, we worked with a prison physician to determine whether criminals seek hospital medical care when they are shot. Criminals almost always go to the hospital when they are shot. To believe fully the claims of millions of self-defense gun uses each year would mean believing that decent law-abiding citizens shot hundreds of thousands of criminals. But the data from emergency departments belie this claim, unless hundreds of thousands of wounded criminals are afraid to seek medical care. But virtually all criminals who have been shot went to the hospital, and can describe in detail what happened there. May, John P; Hemenway, David. Oen, Roger; Pitts, Khalid R. Medical Care Solicitation by Criminals with Gunshot Wound Injuries: A Survey of Washington DC Jail Detainees. Journal of Trauma. 2000; 48:130-132. May, John P; Hemenway, David. Do Criminals Go to the Hospital When They are Shot? Injury Prevention. 2002; 8:236-238. 11. Self-defense gun use is rare and not more effective at preventing injury than other protective actions Victims use guns in less than 1% of contact crimes, and women never use guns to protect themselves against sexual assault (in more than 300 cases). Victims using a gun were no less likely to be injured after taking protective action than victims using other forms of protective action. Compared to other protective actions, the National Crime Victimization Surveys provide little evidence that self-defense gun use is uniquely beneficial in reducing the likelihood of injury or property loss. This article helps provide accurate information concerning self-defense gun use. It shows that many of the claims about the benefits of gun ownership are largely myths. Hemenway D, Solnick SJ. The epidemiology of self-defense gun use: Evidence from the National Crime Victimization Surveys 2007-2011. Preventive Medicine. 2015; 79: 22-27. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/hicrc/firearms-research/gun-threats-and-self-defense-gun-use-2/ So again, I find the numbers from the Kleck study hard to believe. Anecdotally, I don't know of single person in my entire network of friends and family who have ever used a gun in self defense. On the flip side, there are a few who have been robbed at gun point at some point in their lives. I also know about a dozen police officers and only 3 of them have ever actually fired their weapons on the job. Granted, they don't work the inner city. I would expect those cops' numbers to be much higher.
  9. The term "Not my President" was bandied about quite a bit in the immediate aftermath of the election. They might not be saying it in the same way anymore, but I feel like the sentiment is alive and well.
  10. vuduchile

    Dead and gone = Danny Aiello

    His best role, IMO was in 29th St. Very underrated movie. Good flick for the holidays too. Check it out.
  11. Am I reading this correctly? This survey concluded that guns are used defensively 5x more often than they're used to commit a crime? I find that really hard to believe. This study contradicts those numbers; STATISTICS ON DAILY GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA DAILY GUN VIOLENCE IMPACTING PEOPLE OF ALL AGES IN THE U.S. Every day, 310 people are shot in the United States. Among those: 100 people are shot and killed 210 survive gun injuries 95 are injured in an attack 61 die from suicide 10 survive a suicide attempt 1 is killed unintentionally 90 are shot unintentionally 1 is killed by legal intervention 4 are shot by legal intervention 1 died but the intent was unknown 12 are shot but the intent was unknown https://www.bradyunited.org/key-statistics
  12. This is a fair point. There are places I've been in the Bronx and on the south and west sides of Chicago where I wished I'd had a gun for protection.
  13. 1. "Hand guns are made for killin'. The ain't no good for nuthin else." - Ronny Van Zandt 2. I'm a very defensive driver actually. Knock on wood. Never been in an accident. 99.% of people who drive a car aren't planning to kill someone. Gun deaths also happen accidentally. But most people who shoot another human being intend to kill them. 3. I obey traffic laws, don't speed, don't drink and drive, and don't text and drive. But unlike you, I'm not perfect. I've made mistakes while behind the wheel and have been fortunate that i didn't wreck. As an aside to your aside, when "we" is used in that context, I'm talking about society as a whole. I stand by my original comment. The comparison doesn't work well. Find something else.
  14. vuduchile

    I can't wait to see Lamar Jackson...

    RG3 came in to mop up, ran the same keeper play and got jacked up as he was going out of bounds.
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