Barack Obama, our next President

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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...
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Seung-Hui Cho, who committed the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, had been diagnosed with severe anxiety disorder as a child and placed under treatment.

But Virginia Tech was prohibited from being told about Cho's mental health problems because of federal privacy laws.

At college, Cho engaged in behavior even more bizarre than the average college student. He stalked three women and, at one point, went totally silent, refusing to speak even to his roommates. He was involuntarily committed to a mental institution for one night and then unaccountably unleashed on the public, whereupon he proceeded to engage in the deadliest mass shooting by an individual in U.S. history.

The 2011 Tucson, Ariz., shopping mall shooter, Jared Loughner, was so obviously disturbed that if he'd stayed in Pima Community College long enough to make the yearbook, he would have been named "Most Likely to Commit Mass Murder."

After Loughner got a tattoo, the artist, Carl Grace, remarked: "That's a weird dude. That's a Columbine candidate."

One of Loughner's teachers, Ben McGahee, filed numerous complaints against him, hoping to have him removed from class. "When I turned my back to write on the board," McGahee said, "I would always turn back quickly -- to see if he had a gun."

On her first day at school, student Lynda Sorensen emailed her friends about Loughner: "We do have one student in the class who was disruptive today, I'm not certain yet if he was on drugs (as one person surmised) or disturbed. He scares me a bit. The teacher tried to throw him out and he refused to go, so I talked to the teacher afterward. Hopefully he will be out of class very soon, and not come back with an automatic weapon."

The last of several emails Sorensen sent about Loughner said: "We have a mentally unstable person in the class that scares the living cr** out of me. He is one of those whose picture you see on the news, after he has come into class with an automatic weapon. Everyone interviewed would say, Yeah, he was in my math class and he was really weird."

That was the summer before Loughner killed six people at the Tucson shopping mall, including a federal judge and a 9 year-old girl, and critically wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, among others.

Loughner also had run-ins with the law, including one charge for possessing drug paraphernalia -- a lethal combination with mental illness. He was eventually asked to leave college on mental health grounds, released on the public without warning.
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When the shooting starts Homer always moves in a zigzag pattern, it's much harder to be shot.

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shinningelectr0n wrote:
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He wrote "Incorrect. Clips are easily changed."
Where in that statement do you see an agreement with the clip size ban?
Fool.
I know. You right whiners are all rather "slow".

I said that larger clips enable more destruction. Your buddy said no & that clips are easily changed.

If changing clips is the same as using a larger clip, then why do you care if larger clips are banned?

It's simple logic.

You can't argue that assault rifles are needed because they are more firepower & then argue that a ban is not valid because killers can do the same thing with less.

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Eman wrote:
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This is a perfect example of how Realputz argues. he makes up a lie about what someone says, then runs with it. 3 years old have better understanding than he does.
Using logic.

You should try it sometime.
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If you knew anything about guns you'd know that in three seconds most people could get out of the effective accuracy range of a handgun. Or they would be able to get to the shooter. And I doubt there are many people that can change clips in three seconds.
You are right, by the time you eject the clip and fumble for another one having experience this a number of times as opposed to these know it all programmed draft dodgers on the right, i'm betting far more like 8 to 10 seconds. A hell of a lot can happen in that amount of time. I will guarantee if I'm within 10 to 15 yards of that idiot I can be all over him before he can reload. These fanatics on the right are so pathetic in their programmed beliefs that they will believe and do anything even at the expense of our children and soldiers...Yet they all profess morality and actually think they are wonderful christians.
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OldRaider wrote:
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If you knew anything about guns you'd know that in three seconds most people could get out of the effective accuracy range of a handgun. Or they would be able to get to the shooter. And I doubt there are many people that can change clips in three seconds.
Here's how rediculous you are.

http://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/TOB/S/2013SB-00122...

Of course, a Democrat proposed this.

Idiot.
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'Perhaps if Carl Grace, Ben McGahee or Lynda Sorensen worked in the mental health field, six people wouldn't have had to die that January morning in Tucson. But committing Loughner to a mental institution in Arizona would have required a court order stating that he was a danger to himself and others.

Innumerable studies have found a correlation between severe mental illness and violent behavior. Thirty-one to 61 percent of all homicides committed by disturbed individuals occur during their first psychotic episode -- which is why mass murderers often have no criminal record. There's no time to wait with the mentally ill.

James Holmes, the accused Aurora, Colo., shooter, was under psychiatric care at the University of Colorado long before he shot up a movie theater. According to news reports and court filings, Holmes told his psychiatrist, Dr. Lynne Fenton, that he fantasized about killing "a lot of people," but she refused law enforcement's offer to place Holmes under confinement for 72 hours.

However, Fenton did drop Holmes as a patient after he made threats against another school psychiatrist. And after Holmes made threats against a professor, he was asked to leave campus. But he wasn't committed. People who knew he was deeply troubled just pushed him onto society to cause havoc elsewhere.

Little is known so far about Adam Lanza, the alleged Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooter, but anyone who could shoot a terrified child and say to himself, "That was fun -- I think I'll do it 20 more times!" is not all there.

It has been reported that Lanza's mother, his first victim, was trying to have him involuntarily committed to a mental institution, triggering his rage. If true -- and the media seem remarkably uninterested in finding out if it is true -- Mrs. Lanza would have had to undergo a long and grueling process, unlikely to succeed.

As The New York Times' Joe Nocera recently wrote: "Connecticut's laws are so restrictive in terms of the proof required to get someone committed that Adam Lanza's mother would probably not have been able to get him help even if she had tried."

Taking guns away from single women who live alone and other law-abiding citizens without mental illnesses will do nothing about the Chos, Loughners, Holmeses or Lanzas. Such people have to be separated from civil society, for the public's sake as well as their own. But this is nearly impossible because the ACLU has decided that being psychotic is a civil right.

Consequently, whenever a psychopath with a million gigantic warning signs commits a shocking murder, the knee-jerk reaction is to place yet more controls on guns. By now, guns are the most heavily regulated product in America.

It hasn't worked.

Even if it could work -- and it can't -- there are still subway tracks, machetes, fists and bombs. The most deadly massacre at a school in U.S. history was at an elementary school in Michigan in 1927. It was committed with a bomb. By a mentally disturbed man.

How about trying something new for once?'
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If you knew anything about guns you'd know that in three seconds most people could get out of the effective accuracy range of a handgun. Or they would be able to get to the shooter. And I doubt there are many people that can change clips in three seconds.
Just did it with a 10\22 .
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Homer 2013 wrote:
When the shooting starts Homer always moves in a zigzag pattern, it's much harder to be shot.
you obviously also do the same when the boss is handing out work.
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Homer 2013 wrote:
When the shooting starts Homer always moves in a zigzag pattern, it's much harder to be shot.
Hi Homer, I'm curious to know how you determine whether to ZIG or ZAG? And do you Zig first? By the way didn't you just love the election. I think Romney must have zaged when he was supposed to zig.
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More meaningless crap from JIM-JIM, better know as WAXTURDS;
"the turd that just won't flush"!!
What would you propose to do about flushing the turd in the WH mr poop expert?

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Jimmy wrote:
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Here's how rediculous you are.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/TOB/S/2013SB-00122...
Of course, a Democrat proposed this.
Idiot.
I saw all the judge-its so I knew you were back waxturd/jimmy/goober. Here's your lesson for the day:
If you remember from your NRA gun safety course, never let the bad guy get any closer than 20 feet. The reason for this is that even if you shoot him, he will still have a good chance to reach you and use your own gun against you before the bullet takes effect. So using NRA data, a good guy should be able to travel 20 feet in three seconds and have an opportunity to disable the bad guy and at least save others.
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Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>SOOO you can't refute what i wrote because it is true. the morning quiz is:
which party encouraged and funded the destruction of the black family in America?
which party dismantled the mental health system that keeps the criminally insane off the streets?
Being desperate and embarrassed by your own party obviously has taken its toll.
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You are right, by the time you eject the clip and fumble for another one having experience this a number of times as opposed to these know it all programmed draft dodgers on the right, i'm betting far more like 8 to 10 seconds. A hell of a lot can happen in that amount of time. I will guarantee if I'm within 10 to 15 yards of that idiot I can be all over him before he can reload. These fanatics on the right are so pathetic in their programmed beliefs that they will believe and do anything even at the expense of our children and soldiers...Yet they all profess morality and actually think they are wonderful christians.
Hey hillbilly. You & the other wrinkle faced libtard remind me of the two bumbling fools in the James Bond movies. You must be Mr. Kidd. Good thing Leosnana isn't here as you need learn how to spell "i'm" and "Christains".

As to the other old flocks assertion, It's actually better to carry about four handguns with 15 round clips under a coat and then you can grab a gun while still firing the other. An easy and faster way to get off 60 rounds than with an AR-15.

Pipe bombs also work quite well, jerkoff.

You libs sure are flockking dumb flocks.

Go have a moron fest.
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AP-GfK poll: Rage over Conn. tragedy tops 9/11

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_289563/contentdetai...

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I saw all the judge-its so I knew you were back waxturd/jimmy/goober. Here's your lesson for the day:
If you remember from your NRA gun safety course, never let the bad guy get any closer than 20 feet. The reason for this is that even if you shoot him, he will still have a good chance to reach you and use your own gun against you before the bullet takes effect. So using NRA data, a good guy should be able to travel 20 feet in three seconds and have an opportunity to disable the bad guy and at least save others.
Judge this, dumbfk. Go blab your useless rants on your fellow libs. You are an idiot.

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carol wrote:
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On Jan. 1, 2014, one of the reforms scheduled to take place under Obamacare is the individual mandate:

Most individuals will be required to carry health insurance and most employers (50 or more employees) must provide coverage. Both individuals and employers will face penalties for non-compliance.

But this is the part I don't get.

Certain groups will be exempt from the individual mandate including American Indians, those with religious objections and those who would face financial hardship by purchasing health insurance, i.e. insurance coverage costing more than 8 percent of your income.

Five questions (for starters):
1. What prevents anyone from claiming to have a religious objection?
2. How many government paper pushers will be needed to keep track of who gets what?
3. How is it fair to those who earn just above the financial hardship cutoff line who will still be struggling with the cost of insurance?
4. Who will pay for all those who are exempt because of religious objections or financial hardship?
5. If the SCOTUS ruled Obamacare allows states to opt out of healthcare exchanges without losing current Medicaid funding, what's the point?

As Greta Van Susteren pointed out: The whole idea of everybody being in is everybody's contributing to lower the cost of health care. So if everybody opts out - plus, we've got the problem that the president through the HHS has issued thousands of waivers - everyone's jumping ship! They're going to leave about five of us left standing paying for this!

Which leads back to question #4.
ANSWER:

Because it is not nor never was about health care!!!

Obamacare is only about two things:

#1. Destroying another industry: Health Insurance.

#2. Controlling people's behavior. Typical liberal agenda. See? All liberals want to control you because they think they know better.

Why gives Liberals the ILLUSION that they know better?

1. They believe they have "good intentions" of fairness.

2. They are in college or have some college training.

Those two reasons hypnotize them.

In the mean time: Conservatives have five qualities:

#1. Know what hard work is

#2. Have personal responsibility. So they do not need a nanny state to tell them what is good for them. They can figure it out by themselves.

#3. Have common sense because they live in reality. They know the world is unfair and they deal with it. They do not deny the reality of unfairness, they welcome it.

#4. Respect other people's choices even if they choose to hurt themselves as long as they hurt no one who refuses to be hurt.

#5. Love the freedom to success, fail or attempt to success or fail.
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Why is the GOP trying to commit political suicide?

Congressional Republicans seem intent on behaving like children and, in doing so, making the president look positively reasonable by comparison

http://theweek.com/article/index/238774/why-i...
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Bumpass Hillbilly wrote:
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Hey hillbilly. You & the other wrinkle faced libtard remind me of the two bumbling fools in the James Bond movies. You must be Mr. Kidd. Good thing Leosnana isn't here as you need learn how to spell "i'm" and "Christains".
As to the other old flocks assertion, It's actually better to carry about four handguns with 15 round clips under a coat and then you can grab a gun while still firing the other. An easy and faster way to get off 60 rounds than with an AR-15.
Pipe bombs also work quite well, jerkoff.
You libs sure are flockking dumb flocks.
Go have a moron fest.
He needs to worry about changing diapers much more than changing clips.

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<quoted text>You are right, by the time you eject the clip and fumble for another one having experience this a number of times as opposed to these know it all programmed draft dodgers on the right, i'm betting far more like 8 to 10 seconds. A hell of a lot can happen in that amount of time. I will guarantee if I'm within 10 to 15 yards of that idiot I can be all over him before he can reload. These fanatics on the right are so pathetic in their programmed beliefs that they will believe and do anything even at the expense of our children and soldiers...Yet they all profess morality and actually think they are wonderful christians.
Liberals are snobs.

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