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dave 2019-08-17 11:17:28
Good advice
 
grant228 2019-08-14 03:06:31
Dave, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting.
 
dave 2019-08-13 15:27:19
Grant, I suppose so. I did think I heard in the news the other day that there mighht be some movement towards more limitations on gun ownership. We will see.
 
grant228 2019-08-10 20:38:16
Dave, the image below was in one of our papers today. It says it all.
 
 
grant228 2019-08-09 20:57:24
Dave, it's almost a week since the tragedies and I think most people have moved on. Such incidents create comments and anger for a short time but they happen so often now, I feel your society has become inured to their effects. People offer their "thoughts and prayers" then focus on less troubling matters. I'm glad I live where I do.
 
dave 2019-08-07 12:16:30
Unfortunately we haven't reached the turning point it appears. I think that problem boils down to that fact that the 2nd amendment (the right to bear arms) to the U.S. Constitution was written in 1791, but weapons technology was rudimentary at the time. U.S. citizens don't have the right to carry bazooka's or flame throwers. Some f the stuff they DO have the right to carry should fall in that category I think.
 
grant228 2019-08-06 23:32:52
Dave, exactly! When we had a shocking incident in 1996 with 35 killed, my government took action to ban those weapons that kill many in seconds. People here can still own guns. e.g. hunters, shooting clubs, farmers. I read an article by one of your writers recently who wrote the turning point in the gun debate in America was Sandy Hook where nothing changed. He said if the deaths of kids didn't cause legislators to take action, nothing would.
 
dave 2019-08-06 20:13:58
Well Grant, all I can say is that the arguemnet from gun advocates that "guns don't kill people, people do" is an old one in America in the debate on Gun Control. While you can argue that mental illness is a large part of the root cause, I also wonder if we need to make guns with the firepower thats out there now available to the general public, and if so what for? They aren't deer hunting rifles being used at these killings.
 
grant228 2019-08-04 22:34:48
Dave, I have just heard your President explain that your nation doesn't have a gun problem, more issues with mental illness. Is his occupation of the White House proof the problem is more widespread than first thought?
 
dave 2019-08-02 13:20:59
yes we have a lot now, but I've been thinking the site needs some more. Perhaps I'll try to do 1 a month.
 
grant228 2019-07-28 08:48:45
Thank you, Dave. It was nice we had quizzes to support a week's recognition.
 
dave 2019-07-26 16:39:50
Grant, I meant to say, nice salute to the Moon!!
 
dave 2019-07-24 12:20:11
Probably so. Cooler here now, but summers not over.
 
grant228 2019-07-19 10:10:47
Dave, good luck! I don't think the ending for any of us is going to be pretty! It's winter over here but my local area is suffering bush fires (forest fires)! Until China and India start to fry. I don't think much will be done to combat climate change.
 
dave 2019-07-18 12:06:39
Looks like the U.S. is in for a Heat Wave of it's own.
 
dave 2019-07-14 02:45:09
Grant, right.. The issues with the changing weather are creating more environmental awareness
 
grant228 2019-07-03 00:34:25
Dave, you're right. Some farmers in Queensland haven't seen rain in over five years. The one small bright spot from this disaster is some farmers are starting to think about their relationship with the land and are beginning to think tearing down trees to provide pasture space is not the best in their long-term interests.
 
dave 2019-07-02 12:05:08
Grant, I notice the map is for 14 months but from what I've been read, the decreasing rainfall across the country has been a trend for a long time - many years, correct?
 
grant228 2019-06-20 20:20:32
Dave, so do we, especially our farmers, many of whom have almost given up hope due to the length and severity of this drought. Rural suicides have risen with the flow-on financial effects of drought hitting many communities. Below is the latest map showing the stark situation.
 
 
dave 2019-06-20 02:54:48
Grant, I don't complain about the rain. I appreciate every drop!,
 
grant228 2019-06-17 07:37:08
Those down under are jealous! There is no equitable distribution of that wonderful liquid gold.
 
dave 2019-06-14 13:19:21
Yes, we've had an incredibly wet spring
 
grant228 2019-06-12 22:50:32
Good morning, Dave. You have been busy! I forget your school year ends in the middle of the year unlike ours. Congratulations on achieving the milestone of graduation. The fun has just started! Regarding soccer, we might see your girls rivalling the US World Cup team. The team's performance against Thailand was stunning. They would have to be tournament favourites. Regarding weather, we are supposed to be in winter but are experiencing record warm temperatures in many parts and are still having the worst drought on record. We would love some of your rain.
 
dave 2019-06-10 20:26:00
Grant, It's been rainy here.
I apologize for being so absent but we have been getting two kids through High School Graduation in our house the last few weeks.Graduation was last Wednesday, and a big block party for three grads ensued yesterday on the street in front of our house, so there's been a lot of work to do. In addition, my daughters soccer team made a run for the state cup these last few weeks also. They slayed their 3 cross town rivals to win the district, and won the regional semi-final befor finally losing in the regional chanmpionship last friday. Before it was over they were 1 of only 8 teams left standing in Michigan High School division 1 Womens Soccer, out of around 130 teams that begin the tournament.
 
grant228 2019-06-05 11:20:23
Dave, our summer was a very long and hot one. How is the northern summer shaping?
 
dave 2019-05-24 12:27:52
The Faye Dunaway version
 
grant228 2019-05-24 08:24:35
Dave, was it the Faye Dunaway version or the recent Netflix with Kevin Costner?
 
dave 2019-05-23 13:58:26
Grant, Love the Bonnie and Clyde Quiz. I recemtly watched the movie and enjoyed it, tragic as it is.
 
grant228 2019-05-08 21:03:53
Dave, neither do I. The thing about "reality" shows that makes me smile is that they have nothing to do with reality!
 
dave 2019-05-06 12:00:01
Grant, I don't particularly care for Reality TV and don't watch it at all. I think with the advent of the Internet the networks realized an uptapped market that people wwere willing to watch but I don't understand why people want to.
 



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