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fyi, the 10th Amendment reservation of rights to the states has been almost completely eliminated by a long line of Supreme Court decisions around the Commerce Clause and the 14th Amendment. if Congress wanted to pass legislation calling for the immediate confiscation of all firearms, the only thing standing in its way would be existing Supreme Court decisions around the 2nd Amendment, since those decisions provide for an individual right to bear arms.
Of course it could be voted in, amended if needed. But with the politcal and social climate as it is, the Oregon shooting has a LOT of people calling for more people to be armed. Even that community and the families of the victims.

People in the US do not live in a bubble the way expats in Switzerland do.
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Old 07.10.2015, 16:09
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People in the US do not live in a bubble the way expats in Switzerland do.
actually, I think we Americans live in bubbles more than any other western country. we effectively use postal codes as a means of ensuring we only live with people of similar socioeconomic and demographic backgrounds, outside of our urban centers you will find almost none of the socioeconomic and other cultural blending you find all across Europe.
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May be better now than when I was a kid, but in my part of the US news from anywhere outside of the country was a rarity. It was total bubble land.
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Old 07.10.2015, 16:22
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I think you already know what I mean. EVERYBODY is in a bubble. There are certain day to day realities in the US you don't encounter here. You can't apply Swiss expat sensibilities to the grittiness of the US.
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Old 07.10.2015, 16:25
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I think you already know what I mean. EVERYBODY is in a bubble. There are certain day to day realities in the US you don't encounter here. You can't apply Swiss expat sensibilities to the grittiness of the US.
Gritty? Yeah, bits of it. But quite a lot of the United States is so saccharine clean, polite and sweet as to be slightly unnerving.
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Old 07.10.2015, 16:26
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I think you already know what I mean. EVERYBODY is in a bubble. There are certain day to day realities in the US you don't encounter here. You can't apply Swiss expat sensibilities to the grittiness of the US.
Of course not. The U.S. is... different.
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Old 07.10.2015, 16:33
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The United States as Phos remembers it:



The United States as most people experience it:

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There are certain day to day realities in the US you don't encounter here.
And what are these "day to day realities" which require "normal" citizens to wonder around town packing loaded 9mm revolvers like it is still 1880 and Billy the Kid is about to ride into town.
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And what are these "day to day realities" which require "normal" citizens to wonder around town packing loaded 9mm revolvers like it is still 1875 and Billy the Kid is about to ride into town.
Well, that bagel store might not have the gluten-free quinoa and kale bars that you ordered for your sorororority party tonight.

Gotta keep them mom-n'-pop store proprietors on their toes, duuuuuude!
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Old 07.10.2015, 16:42
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Its a chocolate-vanilla swirl of alternating realities. The only place I really know where people walk around with hand guns are in places like Texas, and some inner city neighborhoods. You sometimes have gang infested areas adjacent to high value real estate. The lifestyles differences from one area to another are worlds apart. it isn't one particular concept of living.
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Its a chocolate-vanilla swirl of alternating realities. The only place I really know where people walk around with hand guns are in places like Texas, and some inner city neighborhoods. You sometimes have gang infested areas adjacent to high value real estate. The lifestyles differences from one area to another are worlds apart.
So Americans do live in bubbles.

Glad we cleared that one up.
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So Americans do live in bubbles.

Glad we cleared that one up.
To be fair, so do most expats.. I don't even know who the Swiss Prime Minister is
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To be fair, so do most expats.. I don't even know who the Swiss Prime Minister is
Is this the fellow?

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To be fair, so do most expats.. I don't even know who the Swiss Prime Minister is
I didn't know Switzerland has a Prime Minister.
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I thought this chap was the Swiss Prime Minister:

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To be fair, so do most expats.. I don't even know who the Swiss Prime Minister is
Careful, you'll get banned for trolling!
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I was just angling for a free lecture by Wolli
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There was a documentary of Americans living in bubbles not too long ago

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Its a chocolate-vanilla swirl of alternating realities. The only place I really know where people walk around with hand guns are in places like Texas, and some inner city neighborhoods. You sometimes have gang infested areas adjacent to high value real estate. The lifestyles differences from one area to another are worlds apart. it isn't one particular concept of living.
Again, wow, unique. There's no place like that on Earth. Except, oh, every major city of reasonable size.
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