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Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#826447 Dec 20, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
That's what I meant; obstacles won't be a deterrant, just like the death penalty isn't. The person is determined to kill and not worried about consequences.
Do we institutionalize those who are deemed a potential danger to society?
"silly"
For the most part we do not institutionalize those with mental problems. There are to damn many attorneys working to keep them on the street. Then if they commit an atrocity those same attorneys blame it on an unfair society.
Peace

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#826449 Dec 20, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Fox does scare me.
"homo"
No one is surprized you are scared. It takes a real "man" to admit he is afraid of a news and commentary outlet.
Peace
new yawk

Tonawanda, NY

#826450 Dec 20, 2012
Yeah! What kind of malarkey were YOU pedaling back in 2008 ?!?

Biden bin Beretta !?! Eh, ye hippo-crite !!!

VP Joe Biden wrote:
Hi folks!! I'm hard at work with my task force to reduce gun violence, and I wondered if anyone here had any questions or comments?
forks_make_us_fa t

Oklahoma City, OK

#826452 Dec 20, 2012
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
He answered the question perfectly, and it's ironic that anything posted that makes sense is considered Liberal thinking. lol
How many times to greet the UPS guy dropping a parcel off with a Ak47 and that is the whole point. When you need a gun to protect yourself (so called) then 9 times out of 10 it won't be available. The rest of the time it's in a draw or glove box somewhere waiting for kids to get a hold of it and shoot their brother.
We get it...
you are either afraid of things that go bang or....
Your criminal record is holdurng you back...
forks_make_us_fa t

Oklahoma City, OK

#826455 Dec 20, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So, when they discover that a faulty switch might make your Ford explode, they should not make Ford recall them because after all, what's a few blown up car owners when so many die in accidents anyway.
When it was discovered that certain over the counter drugs were being utilized to make crack, I guess they should have said, so what. Making these over the counter remidies harder to get won't stop the drug trade, so why bother.
What in earth would make someone...anyone need crack cocaine?

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#826457 Dec 20, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
That isn't the only thing those morons have in common.
"dumos"
You like those of you ilk are morons. There are things you have in common, you are also liars, dancers, dodgers, racists, hypocrites, haters and bigots.
Peace
forks_make_us_fa t

Oklahoma City, OK

#826459 Dec 20, 2012
OldRaider wrote:
<quoted text>
No one needs an assault rifle or even a semi-automatic to hunt. Bolt action rifles are more accurate and not as likely to jam up.
This gun control debate is all about fear. You can almost see these right wing guys trembling as they post here.(See Subversive Barry above.)
No one needs to smoke marijuana after 60 years of PSAs from the Surgeon General warning us about the dangers of smoking...
Lincoln Duncan

United States

#826461 Dec 20, 2012
Republicans push us toward depression

This isn't good news for Republicans because a large majority (53 percent to 38 percent) of the electorate blames George W. Bush not Barack Obama for the condition of today's economy.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#826466 Dec 20, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So, when they discover that a faulty switch might make your Ford explode, they should not make Ford recall them because after all, what's a few blown up car owners when so many die in accidents anyway.
When it was discovered that certain over the counter drugs were being utilized to make crack, I guess they should have said, so what. Making these over the counter remidies harder to get won't stop the drug trade, so why bother.
Your analo

gies are as hillarious as my lazy spelling.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#826468 Dec 20, 2012
OldRaider wrote:
<quoted text>
No one needs an assault rifle or even a semi-automatic to hunt. Bolt action rifles are more accurate and not as likely to jam up.
This gun control debate is all about fear. You can almost see these right wing guys trembling as they post here.(See Subversive Barry above.)
You don't "need" to hunt either now crazy guy, do you?
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#826470 Dec 20, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
Republicans push us toward depression
This isn't good news for Republicans because a large majority (53 percent to 38 percent) of the electorate blames George W. Bush not Barack Obama for the condition of today's economy.
Still trying that lame blame game. Link? From media matters? LOL
RUSH10ME

Chase City, VA

#826471 Dec 20, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So, when they discover that a faulty switch might make your Ford explode, they should not make Ford recall them because after all, what's a few blown up car owners when so many die in accidents anyway.
When it was discovered that certain over the counter drugs were being utilized to make crack, I guess they should have said, so what. Making these over the counter remidies harder to get won't stop the drug trade, so why bother.
Dumb Dave when did cocaine and baking soda become over the counter drugs?? As DuPont would say you are an idiot.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#826472 Dec 20, 2012
Beating idiots over the head with logic...

PROPERLY PRESCRIBED MEDICATION is the fourth leading cause of death in America....

"...hospitalized patients had serious ADRs and 106000 (76000-137000) had fatal ADRs, making these reactions between the fourth and sixth leading cause of death."

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#826476 Dec 20, 2012
Larry Alan Burns, the federal district judge in San Diego who just last month sentenced Tuscon shooter Jared Lee Loughner to seven consecutive life terms plus 140 years in federal prison, is no darling of the gun control movement.

Burns is a self-described conservative, appointed to the bench by President George W. Bush, and he agrees with the Supreme Court’s decision in District of Columbia vs. Heller, which held that the 2nd Amendment gives Americans the right to own guns for self-defense. He is also a gun owner.

But while sentencing Loughner in November, Burns questioned the need for high-capacity magazines like the one Loughner had in his Glock, and said he regretted how the Federal Assault Weapons Ban was allowed to lapse in 2004. On Thursday, reacting to last week’s mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., Burns publicly called for a new assault weapons ban “with some teeth this time,” in an op-ed published by The Los Angeles Times.

“Ban the manufacture, importation, sale, transfer and possession of both assault weapons and high-capacity magazines,” Burns wrote.“Don’t let people who already have them keep them. Don’t let ones that have already been manufactured stay on the market. I don’t care whether it’s called gun control or a gun ban. I’m for it.”

Burns argued that while the ban that expired in 2004 wasn’t very stringent,“at least it was something.” Half of the nation’s deadliest shootings, Burns pointed out, have occurred since the ban expired. In his view, high-capacity magazines fall outside the scope of good-faith debates about gun violence.

“I get it.” Burns wrote.“Someone bent on mass murder who has only a 10-round magazine or revolvers at his disposal probably is not going to abandon his plan and instead try to talk his problems out. But we might be able to take the ‘mass’ out of ‘mass shooting,’ or at least make the perpetrator’s job a bit harder.”

Here’s how Burns concluded his piece:

There is just no reason civilians need to own assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Gun enthusiasts can still have their venison chili, shoot for sport and competition, and make a home invader flee for his life without pretending they are a part of the SEAL team that took out Osama bin Laden.

It speaks horribly of the public discourse in this country that talking about gun reform in the wake of a mass shooting is regarded as inappropriate or as politicizing the tragedy. But such a conversation is political only to those who are ideologically predisposed to see regulation of any kind as the creep of tyranny. And it is inappropriate only to those delusional enough to believe it would disrespect the victims of gun violence to do anything other than sit around and mourn their passing. Mourning is important, but so is decisive action.

Congress must reinstate and toughen the ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/201...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#826477 Dec 20, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
<quoted text>
One would think Obama just won the election
So what?

For President, not King.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#826480 Dec 20, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't think a crazed killer cares about anything
Who says the CT shooter was "crazed"? The operation seemed well-planned and well-thought out. One can be evil without being "crazy."

Since: Nov 09

Pharr, TX

#826481 Dec 20, 2012
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't "need" to hunt either now crazy guy, do you?
How was that hamburger you had for supper? Any meat in it?

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#826483 Dec 20, 2012
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
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You need to know that several nations have higher rates of death due to firearms...
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countr...
Yeah all the drug running countries feeding off US junkies. If they never had that trade would they have a problem with guns at all.
So while you are at it, ban all guns and make drugs legal. Problem solved for everyone.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#826484 Dec 20, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
Good News
Sales of previously owned US homes rose in November to their highest level in three years, figures have shown.Sales rose 5.9% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.04 million last month.Meanwhile the economy grew faster than previously thought in the third quarter, at an annualised rate of 3.1%.The Commerce Department had previously estimated that growth hit 2.7% in the three months to September.However economists still predict much slower growth in the final three months of the year.
Rising prices
The NAR said that there was "healthy demand" in the housing market.
Investors picking up bargain properties is a significant part of the housing market, many of them cash sales.

Growth rates in percentages from extremely depressed levels are misleading.

If the value of a house drops from $200K to $100K, that is a 50% decrease. If the value then increases from $100K to $150K, that is a 50% increase. So a 50% decrease followed by a 50% increase results in a 25% loss, no matter how you cut the cake.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#826485 Dec 20, 2012
Beating the idiots head...

Are we going to ban Doctors and hospitals?

"...there are 2,000 deaths/year from unnecessary surgery; 7000 deaths/year from medication errors in hospitals; 20,000 deaths/year from other errors in hospitals; 80,000 deaths/year from infections in hospitals..."

"... 225,000 deaths per year in the US from iatrogenic causes which ranks these deaths as the # 3 killer. Iatrogenic is a term used when a patient dies as a direct result of treatments by a physician, whether it is from misdiagnosis of the ailment or from adverse drug reactions used to treat the illness."

http://www.cancure.org/medical_errors.htm

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