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  1. FScouter

    Girls Just Wanna Be Cub Scouts

    Nothing here that is political. Why don't you put it in the Girl Scout forum?
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    Still Kicking

    Good to hear Eamonn that you're still alive and kicking (and not the bucket). Scouting is something that stays constant in one's heart, despite the level of activity or lack thereof. I've come to the conclusion that volunteers would be well served by taking a break after four years of service. Those of us that put in many more years wind up taking a much longer break. Every now and then I have a twinge of an urge to attend the next district committee meeting, or offering to help out a struggling SM find his way. We shall see.
  3. The little buggy things seem to be working themselves out. Nice improvements.
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    Adult Confusion

    BP's vision is "long gone" only to the extent that your troop or any troop has abandoned it. Let's not blame the evil "National" for what we do or don't do in our own troops.
  5. Only the first 40 posts are displayed, and there is only Page 1 of 1. Others are being written as evidenced by the "Last Post" notation on the menu. Wonder where they're getting posted?
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    Eagle earned, no registration

    Buy an Eagle patch off e-Bay and present it to him at a court of honor.
  7. I managed to fix a few buggy things, most importantly the inablility to get into forums. Simple - delete cookies, reboot the browser, and log in again.
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    Decision delayed

    It's true... I saw it on facebook.
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    Decision delayed

    It's true... I saw it on facebook.
  10. There are a number of forums that my IE cannot get to.
  11. For the time being, regular e-mail works. Who knows what the new software should or should not allow. Some of us can't even get into various forums, let alone posts within forums. I'd suggest waiting a few weeks, letting it work out its bugs, for the time being.
  12. Clicking on the "Program" forum will not open it. Nor will some other forums, but some will open.
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    The Bureaucracy of Scouting

    If a unit does not have an interesting and exciting program and boy are drifting away, I'd respectfully suggest that the unit leader examine what it is they are doing and not doing that result in a boring program. There are a ton of units that do exciting adventures week after month all year long and pull it off just fine. It is quite disingenuous to blame one's failure on distant "bureaucrats" and the evil empire in Texas. Just go camping!
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    Banning assualt rifles Racist?????

    I'd rather have a mentally ill maniac chasing me around with a screwdriver than with some big honking gun.
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    NRA -are they Serious?!?

    Add one more statistic to the CDC data Twocubdad presented (which was for 2009): While there were 554 unintentional deaths from firearms, there were 18,610 unintentional non fatal firearm-caused injuries during the same year. Crazy.
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    Need more guns. Is it local?

    "Absurd" is in the eye of the beholder. Looking at that NRA link, those 5,680 examples are from a period of time from the present going back to 1958. Seems like there would be more examples, but as you said, there may be some unreported incidents. Here's some more data: In the year 2011 there were 14,675 unintentional nonfatal firearm gunshot injuries in the United States. (per CDC statistics) As well, there may be unreported incidents. You would think NRA could come up with a better case, if one could be made.
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    NRA -are they Serious?!?

    More common is that one absolutist says 2+2=13 and the other absolutist says 2+2=-37. How to get to 2+2=4 when both are out of the ballpark? Of course my point of view 2+2=3.99 is closest to the truth.
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    Banning assualt rifles Racist?????

    It is rather (sadly) humorous that it is only the gun folks that trot out the red herring straw man scenario of a ban on a gun based on its appearance and proceed to belittle the idea. Is that the best they can come up with?
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    Need more guns. Is it local?

    A child gun access prevention law is hardly a stripping of constitutional rights. Indeed, if the gun folks on their own would figure out how to prevent kids from accessing guns and killing each other, there may be no need for access prevention. Until then, its not unreasonable to ask gun owners to keep their guns secured when they are not home. Failing that, you government will make an attempt to do so.
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    Need more guns. Is it local?

    Same reason that "well regulated" is so difficult for some folks to acknowledge.
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    Need more guns. Is it local?

    To "punish" is to impose a penalty for a crime or other wrongdoing.
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    Need more guns. Is it local?

    Fortunately, responsible and legal gun owners are not being "punished" nor is there any thought to do so.
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    Boy Scout kilts

    PJ bottoms with a uniform shirt might be cool. I'll bet our Scouts would go for it.
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    Boy Scout kilts

    Kill the kilt.
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    Need more guns. Is it local?

    "Obviously, accidents do occur with guns, as they do with automobiles and bannana peels. But we have banned neither cars nor fruit." If the purpose of bananas and cars was to kill people, and if people were being killed, there might just be some regulation. And with cars of course there is considerable regulation, and with no complaining about it.