>Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2001 20:04:20 +0100
>From: "Bryan Moss" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: first line of defense
>Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> > I don't have any stats. I do know that this happens every
> > year in South Florida. During New Year's celebrations, many
> > people shoot guns in the air as noise-makers in Miami.
> > Every year people are hit by raining gunfire. Sometimes
> > they are killed. We have annual public service
> > announcements before the holiday trying to convince people
> > not to use their guns as celebration toys.
>Wow. Every American stereotype in my European brain was just
>stamped with confirmation.
Don't they do that in the Middle East when one of the "infidels" has been
"sent to hell"?
I remember seeing a calendar years ago put out by the Provos. It had 3 men
in combat fatigues with Armalites blazing into the sky.
I think the month was June, actually....
"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and
crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures
to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
-Q, Star Trek:TNG episode 'Q Who'
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