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Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#827886 Dec 23, 2012
carol wrote:
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We are finally shaken out of our complacency. We now have to calmly and rationally address the reason for these violent acts among our young people and find the most effective solutions.
The most popular form of American violence is not video games, TV shows or movies. It's NFL football, followed closely by college football, yet Americans worship this extremely violent sport and their participants. Schools and parents encourage their children to participate in it. I think it's time for the government to take a closer look at this violent, dangerous and sometimes deadly sport.

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#827887 Dec 23, 2012
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LOL, YOU'RE ILLITERATE, AREN'T YOU?
You calling someone illiterate?? LOL, that's funny coming from who's comprehension is on an elementary level

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JLD

Virginia Beach, VA

#827889 Dec 23, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Following is the letter of resignation sent last week by former President George Bush to the National Rifle Association: May 3, 1995
Dear Mr. Washington,
I was outraged when, even in the wake of the Oklahoma City tragedy, Mr. Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of N.R.A., defended his attack on federal agents as "jack-booted thugs." To attack Secret Service agents or A.T.F. people or any government law enforcement people as "wearing Nazi bucket helmets and black storm trooper uniforms" wanting to "attack law abiding citizens" is a vicious slander on good people.
Al Whicher, who served on my [ United States Secret Service ] detail when I was Vice President and President, was killed in Oklahoma City. He was no Nazi. He was a kind man, a loving parent, a man dedicated to serving his country -- and serve it well he did.
In 1993, I attended the wake for A.T.F. agent Steve Willis, another dedicated officer who did his duty. I can assure you that this honorable man, killed by weird cultists, was no Nazi.
John Magaw, who used to head the U.S.S.S. and now heads A.T.F., is one of the most principled, decent men I have ever known. He would be the last to condone the kind of illegal behavior your ugly letter charges. The same is true for the F.B.I.'s able Director Louis Freeh. I appointed Mr. Freeh to the Federal Bench. His integrity and honor are beyond question.
Both John Magaw and Judge Freeh were in office when I was President. They both now serve in the current administration. They both have badges. Neither of them would ever give the government's "go ahead to harass, intimidate, even murder law abiding citizens." (Your words)
I am a gun owner and an avid hunter. Over the years I have agreed with most of N.R.A.'s objectives, particularly your educational and training efforts, and your fundamental stance in favor of owning guns.
However, your broadside against Federal agents deeply offends my own sense of decency and honor; and it offends my concept of service to country. It indirectly slanders a wide array of government law enforcement officials, who are out there, day and night, laying their lives on the line for all of us.
You have not repudiated Mr. LaPierre's unwarranted attack. Therefore, I resign as a Life Member of N.R.A., said resignation to be effective upon your receipt of this letter. Please remove my name from your membership list. Sincerely,[ signed ] George Bush
http://www.nytimes.com/1995/05/11/us/letter-o...
I wonder if Whoopi Goldberg will rescind her NRA membership?
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#827890 Dec 23, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>The most popular form of American violence is not video games, TV shows or movies. It's NFL football, followed closely by college football, yet Americans worship this extremely violent sport and their participants. Schools and parents encourage their children to participate in it. I think it's time for the government to take a closer look at this violent, dangerous and sometimes deadly sport.
They NFL wants to ban kickoff returns. I think that would be a good start.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#827891 Dec 23, 2012
Here we go.

We can't define an assault rifle so gee whiz, lets pass them out to each & every wacko out there.

We can't define pornography so lets just allow it all on public TV.

We had a ban, funny isn't it. Ban all semi automatics & list those not included.

Any semi automatic new the market is banned unless they can get an approval rating.

Manufacturers can not make it easy to convert & its a felony to convert a legal gun to an illegal one.

Ban all clips over say 10.

Violators will lose their right to own a gun.

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“Let's X Change!!”

Since: Feb 09

B4 HOPE Is Gone...

#827893 Dec 23, 2012
DESSERT FOX wrote:
I PINCHED MY FINGER IN THE CORK EXTRACTOR LAST NIGHT SO I'M RESTING IT INSIDE MY URETHRA.
opportunistic use of a throbbing digit....
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#827894 Dec 23, 2012
Another Theory for Mass Murder: White-Male Privilege

Pasadena City College professor of history and gender studies Hugo Schwyzer tells National Review Online that he believes many crimes, dating back to John Hinckley’s attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, are caused in part by “frustrated white male privilege.” In recent years, according to Schwyzer, mass murders have increasingly been committed by “white males from bucolic suburban settings” who may be experiencing a form of cognitive dissonance; having been told “the world is supposed to be your oyster,” these young men are “miserable in the midst of abundance” and feel “powerless compared to everyone else around them.”

Pointing to the example of Nidal Hasan, whose interest in Islamic extremism and contact with terrorist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was cited as the motive for his attack on the Fort Hood army base, Schwyzer laments that a similar linkage between culture and violence isn’t made when white males commit mass murder.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/335951/a...

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Since: Dec 10

Conroe, TX

#827897 Dec 23, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
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I choose to ignore your baseline ignorance.
What happens in our cities has nothing to do with th eassault weapoons problems in this nation. DUH
Australia outlawed these weapons 16 years ago, after a mass killing with an assault rifle.
They have not had a single mass killing since.
Proof enough for me.
Get nuts like you off the streets, get assault weapons banned and collected.
Put a bounty on anyone who doesn't turn them in.
Your own 'buddies' will turn your dumb azz in, or shoot you for the bounty!!
You still don't get it, dufus. You have no credibility. You can't even fix the gun problem in your own goddam backyard. An idiot knows you won't be able to fix any other problem.
Assuming the Democrats aren't idiots, what's the real plan?
Assuming the Demcorats are idiots, why should anyone listen to them?
When you fix the gun problem in your own goddam backyard, then we'll listen to you. Until then, nothing you say will be taken seriously.
Get a clue....

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Since: Dec 10

Conroe, TX

#827899 Dec 23, 2012
RealDave wrote:
Here we go.
We can't define an assault rifle so gee whiz, lets pass them out to each & every wacko out there.
We can't define pornography so lets just allow it all on public TV.
We had a ban, funny isn't it. Ban all semi automatics & list those not included.
Any semi automatic new the market is banned unless they can get an approval rating.
Manufacturers can not make it easy to convert & its a felony to convert a legal gun to an illegal one.
Ban all clips over say 10.
Violators will lose their right to own a gun.
You still have one problem. The Constitution states "...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
Are you proposing that the Constitution be ignored?
What other parts of the Constitution should be ignored? Perhaps the parts that prevent the president from becoming the usual egomaniacal petty dictator and issuing edicts to the population as if he can write his won laws.
And, another issue. We have a civillian government. There are not two sets of rights, one for the civillians in government and another for the civillians not part of the governing elite. Everyone has the exact same rights.
Therefore, ALL civillians are subject to the same laws.
I'm guessing your concept allows the institution of a police state where there are two sets of rights, one for government and one for the rest of the population.
Nope. That won't fly in the United States. We don't like dictators and police states. Try something else.

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“See how you are?”

Since: Jul 12

Earth

#827900 Dec 23, 2012
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You still don't get it, dufus. You have no credibility. You can't even fix the gun problem in your own goddam backyard. An idiot knows you won't be able to fix any other problem.
Assuming the Democrats aren't idiots, what's the real plan?
Assuming the Demcorats are idiots, why should anyone listen to them?
When you fix the gun problem in your own goddam backyard, then we'll listen to you. Until then, nothing you say will be taken seriously.
Get a clue....
LOL! When I mentioned you should start your gun sniffing dog program in Texas....

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Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#827902 Dec 23, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
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You still don't get it, dufus. You have no credibility. You can't even fix the gun problem in your own goddam backyard. An idiot knows you won't be able to fix any other problem.
Assuming the Democrats aren't idiots, what's the real plan?
Assuming the Demcorats are idiots, why should anyone listen to them?
When you fix the gun problem in your own goddam backyard, then we'll listen to you. Until then, nothing you say will be taken seriously.
Get a clue....
i.e. right whiners don't think their is a gun violence problem. They must, because hey have never ever tried to fix it.

Republicans voted to cut police forces. Republicans voted to put assault type rifles back on the street.

A real plan would pull these high capacity weapons off the street & enact laws to help get guns ut of the hands of gang bangers.

But they don't.

They don't to placate dumbass morons like you.

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Loysville, PA

#827903 Dec 23, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
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You still have one problem. The Constitution states "...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
Are you proposing that the Constitution be ignored?
What other parts of the Constitution should be ignored? Perhaps the parts that prevent the president from becoming the usual egomaniacal petty dictator and issuing edicts to the population as if he can write his won laws.
And, another issue. We have a civillian government. There are not two sets of rights, one for the civillians in government and another for the civillians not part of the governing elite. Everyone has the exact same rights.
Therefore, ALL civillians are subject to the same laws.
I'm guessing your concept allows the institution of a police state where there are two sets of rights, one for government and one for the rest of the population.
Nope. That won't fly in the United States. We don't like dictators and police states. Try something else.
Here's a musket, You're now bearing arms. STFU.

What does it take to be armed? one weapon.

This idea you think the second gives you the right to own a Howitzer & a nuclear Bomb is well beyond ridiculous.

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Nj raider 1

United States

#827905 Dec 23, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Another Theory for Mass Murder: White-Male Privilege
Pasadena City College professor of history and gender studies Hugo Schwyzer tells National Review Online that he believes many crimes, dating back to John Hinckley’s attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, are caused in part by “frustrated white male privilege.” In recent years, according to Schwyzer, mass murders have increasingly been committed by “white males from bucolic suburban settings” who may be experiencing a form of cognitive dissonance; having been told “the world is supposed to be your oyster,” these young men are “miserable in the midst of abundance” and feel “powerless compared to everyone else around them.”
Pointing to the example of Nidal Hasan, whose interest in Islamic extremism and contact with terrorist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was cited as the motive for his attack on the Fort Hood army base, Schwyzer laments that a similar linkage between culture and violence isn’t made when white males commit mass murder.
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/335951/a...
Basically sonic you just stated what I've been saying all along, but when a college professor says it , everybody's ears turn into antennas. Now they find sense where in my case there was none. Society needs to stop making excuses for white males that commit these horrific crimes of insanity. Their parents need to take responsibility alot earlier in their lives. They needs to be taught responsibility & the consequences of their actions before their reach the age where nothing anyone says can reach them. Before their disassociation urges them to choose infamy over fame. It's sad when mass murder is the only way someone can feel relevant coming from a privileged background.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Conroe, TX

#827908 Dec 23, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Another Theory for Mass Murder: White-Male Privilege
Pasadena City College professor of history and gender studies Hugo Schwyzer tells National Review Online that he believes many crimes, dating back to John Hinckley’s attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, are caused in part by “frustrated white male privilege.” In recent years, according to Schwyzer, mass murders have increasingly been committed by “white males from bucolic suburban settings” who may be experiencing a form of cognitive dissonance; having been told “the world is supposed to be your oyster,” these young men are “miserable in the midst of abundance” and feel “powerless compared to everyone else around them.”
Pointing to the example of Nidal Hasan, whose interest in Islamic extremism and contact with terrorist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was cited as the motive for his attack on the Fort Hood army base, Schwyzer laments that a similar linkage between culture and violence isn’t made when white males commit mass murder.
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/335951/a...
I'm guessing this propaganda indoctrinating dupe that was somehow allowed to infect our education system doesn't take into account the blatantly obvious fact that the number of murders in just one of our major cities equals the number of soldiers killed in a full-scale war.
How can you give anything scientific credibility when 90 percent of observations are ignored.
So, since it's obvious you are (or, should be, if you have any kind of an education) promoting propaganda, what is the real purpose of your argument? What is it you want to achieve by presenting misleading arguments?
I think we can get to it.
The police (all. Federal, state, local, Secret Service, everything not under the authority of the UCMJ) should have the same restrictions.
What do you say about that?
Now, we're going to get to the real intent of the Demcorats and why this propaganda is being spewed to the general public.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Conroe, TX

#827909 Dec 23, 2012
Nj raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> Basically sonic you just stated what I've been saying all along, but when a college professor says it , everybody's ears turn into antennas. Now they find sense where in my case there was none. Society needs to stop making excuses for white males that commit these horrific crimes of insanity. Their parents need to take responsibility alot earlier in their lives. They needs to be taught responsibility & the consequences of their actions before their reach the age where nothing anyone says can reach them. Before their disassociation urges them to choose infamy over fame. It's sad when mass murder is the only way someone can feel relevant coming from a privileged background.
You, too, dupe.
By the way, our education system is the worst in the industrialized world. And, you give some so-called "acamedician" at the bottom of it credibility. That, just by itself, says enough about your argument. But, if that isn't enough:

I'm guessing this propaganda indoctrinating dupe that was somehow allowed to infect our education system doesn't take into account the blatantly obvious fact that the number of murders in just one of our major cities equals the number of soldiers killed in a full-scale war.
How can you give anything scientific credibility when 90 percent of observations are ignored.
So, since it's obvious you are (or, should be, if you have any kind of an education) promoting propaganda, what is the real purpose of your argument? What is it you want to achieve by presenting misleading arguments?
I think we can get to it.
The police (all. Federal, state, local, Secret Service, everything not under the authority of the UCMJ) should have the same restrictions.
What do you say about that?
Now, we're going to get to the real intent of the Demcorats and why this propaganda is being spewed to the general public.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#827910 Dec 23, 2012
carol wrote:
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There were red flags with the Columbine shooters that were ignored.
Students even reported violent emails sent to them by one of the shooters which were ignored.
Colorado now has a heightened awareness policy. Among them:
Schools should work to change the "code of silence" by emphasizing to students, teachers and parents that violent threats are never appropriate and should be taken seriously.
School districts should establish anonymous reporting hot lines or similar systems.
Colorado schools should adopt one or more bullying-prevention programs and adopt a code of behavior, then ensure that the code is enforced fairly.
...The Newtown shooter needed intervention long before the tragedy.
We have to change the complacency about mental health intervention as well as instill a heightened awareness among students and parents to prove any threatening or even disturbing behaviors anonomously.
Dream on babe__what you're talking about is unwinding HIPPA and that will not happen in your lifetime. Think about it, when you put someones name on a government registry for mental/emotional problems/diagnoses you in effect destroy that persons life. Who makes that decision? Will there be a second or third opinion option? Who pays for the medical evaluations?

It's another expensive government growing intrusion that targets the wrong people for 99.9% of the citizens that would wind up on such a list would likely never attempt to purchase any sort of weapon.

The Newtown shooter didn't attend school, the only person who observed him on a daily basis was his mother who "obviously" didn't consider him a potential mass murderer. There was a lot of money coming into that household, her alimony schedule for 2012 alone was for $289,000 and we don't know whether dad was sending Adam money.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Conroe, TX

#827911 Dec 23, 2012
Merry Christmas, everyone. Enjoy your family and friends. Celebrate. Give something to someone in need, even if it is just a little of your time.
The greatest gifts are those given anonymously. That is the true measure of the goodness of a person.
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#827914 Dec 23, 2012
When I was in prison my nickname was tosser.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#827915 Dec 23, 2012
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant that he found attractive simply because he and his wife viewed the woman as a threat to their marriage, the all-male Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.

The court ruled 7-0 that bosses can fire employees they see as an "irresistible attraction," even if the employees have not engaged in flirtatious behavior or otherwise done anything wrong. Such firings may be unfair, but they are not unlawful discrimination under the Iowa Civil Rights Act because they are motivated by feelings and emotions, not gender, Justice Edward Mansfield wrote.

An attorney for Fort Dodge dentist James Knight said the decision, the first of its kind in Iowa, is a victory for family values because Knight fired Melissa Nelson in the interest of saving his marriage, not because she was a woman.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/21/boss...

This has to be the dumbest thing I've heard in awhile! Sounds like Sharia Law.

Since: Nov 09

Pharr, TX

#827916 Dec 23, 2012
carol wrote:
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O'Reilly brought attention to the story when the parents finally went to the media for help. Carney was asked by the media at a press conference what this administration was doing, and Carney didn't even know who he was - three months after the Marine had been in prison and the parents had pleaded to the government for help.
Just curious, what do you think should be done to a Mexican that smuggled a gun into the USA?

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