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(Opposing Views)   $60,000 would buy a home in some towns, or pay a fine for selling gun-shaped lighters in New York City   ( opposingviews.com) divider line
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3548 clicks; posted to Main » on 03 May 2013 at 6:51 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-05-03 08:25:47 AM  
3 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: BraveNewCheneyWorld: Remember back in the 80's when movies portrayed New Yorkers as people who don't put up with shiat?

A freedom loving bad ass like you should come and show New Yorkers what it's all about. I'm sure it will go great.


New Yorkers don't take any shiat about their hard-won freedom from freedom.
2013-05-03 06:55:23 AM  
3 votes:
Lighter-shaped guns still OK
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2013-05-03 08:25:27 AM  
2 votes:

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Remember back in the 80's when movies portrayed New Yorkers as people who don't put up with shiat?


Yeah, they socially engineered that out of New York, took them about 20 years to do it.

The 21st century New Yorker stereotype is an obedient and docile vassal of Lord Bloomberg, who lives in constant fear of guns and terrorism.
2013-05-03 08:14:51 AM  
2 votes:
Remember back in the 80's when movies portrayed New Yorkers as people who don't put up with shiat?
2013-05-03 08:09:29 AM  
2 votes:
Today, suspicious bodega cigarette lighter sales, tomorrow a crackdown on suspicious playground activities.

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Danger at every turn. Lions, tigers and bears...oh my!
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2013-05-03 07:30:48 AM  
2 votes:
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2013-05-03 07:01:16 AM  
2 votes:
wait wait wait... you can get a house for $60K?
2013-05-03 12:03:02 PM  
1 vote:

HotWingConspiracy: hasty ambush: [eastvalleynewsnet.com image 410x276]

I don't understand this picture, what about that person says "I want more government"?



This picture is from an Occupy Portland (OWS offshoot) protest. That person is protesting (very broadly speaking) deregulation of banks and financial services, i.e. demanding greater regulation, i.e. more government.

The men on the right are helpfully demonstrating the difference between theory and practice by showing her what greater regulation actually looks like.
2013-05-03 11:17:53 AM  
1 vote:

FormlessOne: Silverstaff: doglover: KellyKellyKelly: wait wait wait... you can get a house for $60K?

Yeah. Move out of a major city sometime.

Yup.  Move to a small town, and you can get a modest little 1400 sq ft 2 BR, 1 BA house with a yard for $60k or less without a problem.

4 BR, 1 BA 1426 Sq ft, 0.22 acres of land in Springfield, KY for $59,900

3 BR, 2 BA 1728 Sq ft, 1.02 acres of land in Stanford, KY for $58,500

3 BR, 2 BA, 1424 Sq ft, 7.97 acres of land in London, KY for $59.900

The downside, of course, is that you have to live in Kentucky. There's a reason you can buy a 3 bedroom house on an acre of land there.


Yeah, who would be stupid enough to live in KY...

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2013-05-03 10:46:36 AM  
1 vote:

FormlessOne: Silverstaff: doglover: KellyKellyKelly: wait wait wait... you can get a house for $60K?

Yeah. Move out of a major city sometime.

Yup.  Move to a small town, and you can get a modest little 1400 sq ft 2 BR, 1 BA house with a yard for $60k or less without a problem.

4 BR, 1 BA 1426 Sq ft, 0.22 acres of land in Springfield, KY for $59,900

3 BR, 2 BA 1728 Sq ft, 1.02 acres of land in Stanford, KY for $58,500

3 BR, 2 BA, 1424 Sq ft, 7.97 acres of land in London, KY for $59.900

The downside, of course, is that you have to live in Kentucky. There's a reason you can buy a 3 bedroom house on an acre of land there.


What a Kentucky house costing less than $60,000 might look like:
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2013-05-03 08:32:46 AM  
1 vote:

Nem Wan: HotWingConspiracy: BraveNewCheneyWorld: Remember back in the 80's when movies portrayed New Yorkers as people who don't put up with shiat?

A freedom loving bad ass like you should come and show New Yorkers what it's all about. I'm sure it will go great.

New Yorkers don't take any shiat about their hard-won freedom from freedom.


Yeah the founding fathers must be spinning in their graves over this.

Maybe you can dress up like Braveheart and make an impassioned speech about how they can take your gun shaped lighters, but not your freedom. Do it in the subway and put out a hat, you might even make some cash.
2013-05-03 07:41:32 AM  
1 vote:

Dead for Tax Reasons: doglover: KellyKellyKelly: wait wait wait... you can get a house for $60K?

Yeah. Move out of a major city sometime.

Why would you want to do that?




Less hostile wildlife

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Lower costs for public services
2013-05-03 07:41:28 AM  
1 vote:
They should have just stopped and frisked the shop owner. That would have solved everything. Its a one-stop solution for Bloomie & his little army.

It would also have given the NYPD more time to devote to the seemingly unheard of and baffling idea that the Boston Bombers might have gotten to Times Square (like every other terrorist since the beginning of Times Square has wanted to), had they worked out the kinks of that pesky gas pump/ATM conundrum.

The More You Know
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2013-05-03 07:25:42 AM  
1 vote:

KeatingFive: Tired of being around smart people?


You kiss your momma with that self-fellating mouth?
2013-05-03 07:13:22 AM  
1 vote:

AverageAmericanGuy: How is it illegal to sell a safe novelty item in this country? If they sold the lighter at a gun store, would that have been legal?


Dunno, go check out the gun stores in NYC.

/can't have Kinder Eggs, fat American kids will eat the toy
2013-05-03 07:12:07 AM  
1 vote:
Good. NYPD don't need no excuse to shoot someone for lighting a cigarette.
/You still can smoke outdoors in NYC?
2013-05-03 07:05:22 AM  
1 vote:

You Idiots: doglover: KellyKellyKelly: wait wait wait... you can get a house for $60K?

Yeah. Move out of a major city sometime.

Or try Detroit


But it's cold in the D.
2013-05-03 07:04:47 AM  
1 vote:

doglover: KellyKellyKelly: wait wait wait... you can get a house for $60K?

Yeah. Move out of a major city sometime.


Major city?  I live in a squalid li'l town in Jersey, where the cheapest home that isn't a ramshackle piece of crap goes for well over $200K.

/I know, leave Jersey
//workin' on it
 
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