Chris Rock backs Obama gun control pitch

Chris Rock backs Obama gun control pitch

There are 45 comments on the News Herald story from Feb 6, 2013, titled Chris Rock backs Obama gun control pitch. In it, News Herald reports that:

Comedian Chris Rock endorsed President Barack Obama's gun control agenda Wednesday, urging Congress to act on the plan because the president, after all, is the "dad of the country." "The president and the first lady are kind of like the mom and dad of the country," Rock said.

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Molon Labe

Hayes, VA

#26 Feb 9, 2013
Plotts wrote:
<quoted text> who's providing the information:)....
The Obama administration's FBI.....look it up!

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#27 Feb 9, 2013
Plotts wrote:
<quoted text> who's providing the information:)....
U.S. Bureau of Justice Crime Statistics, which are based on data gathered in police reports in either National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) or Uniform Crime Report (UCR) formats. Their website is there for you to peruse all you like for free since your tax payer dollars paid for it.
rider

Gwinn, MI

#28 Feb 9, 2013
Plotts wrote:
<quoted text> What's the percentage of use of mind altering psychotropics to our pre school and school age children in the same time period.....warning you'll need a lot of zero's....
What better way to control the masses. It is not about ethics, it is all about how to make money and have control. LOS ANGELES--New evidence has surfaced linking the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency to the introduction of crack cocaine into Black neighborhoods with drug profits used to fund the CIA-backed Nicaraguan Contra army in the early 1980s.
This evidence has given credence to long-held suspicions of the U.S. government's role in undermining Black communities.
According to a series of groundbreaking reports by the San Jose Mercury News, for the better part of a decade, a San Francisco Bay Area drug ring, comprised of CIA and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency agents and informants, sold tons of cocaine to the Crips and Bloods street gangs of Los Angeles.
Millions of dollars in drug profits were then funneled to the Fuerza Democratica Nicaraguense (Nicaraguan Democratic Force), the largest of several anti-Communists commonly called the Contras. The 5,000-man FDN was created in mid-1981 and run by both American and Nicaraguan CIA agents in its losing war against Nicaragua's Sandinista government, the Cuban-supported socialists who had overthrown U.S.-backed dictator Anastasio Somoza in 1979.
This CIA-backed drug network opened the first pipeline between Columbia's cocaine cartels and the Black neighborhoods of Compton and Los Angeles, according to the Mercury News.
In time, the cocaine that flooded Los Angeles helped spark a "crack explosion" in urban America and provided the cash and connections needed for Los Angeles's gangs to buy Uzi sub-machine guns, AK-47 rifles, and other assault weapons that would fuel deadly gang turf wars, drive-by shootings, murders and robberies -- courtesy of the U.S. government, according to the article.
"While the FDN's war is barely a memory today, Black America is still dealing with its poisonous side effects. Urban neighborhoods are grappling with legions of homeless crack addicts. Thousands of young Black men are serving long prison sentences for selling cocaine -- a drug that was virtually unobtainable in Black neighborhoods before members of the CIA's army started bring it into South Central in the 1980s at bargain basement prices," wrote Mercury News reporter Gary Webb, in the first installment of the shocking series of reports.
Although the Mercury News details the activities of numerous Nicaraguan and American informants and ties involved in the drug-gun trade, three men are cited as key players: Norwin Meneses, a Nicaraguan smuggler and FDN boss; Danilo Blandon, a cocaine supplier, top FDN civilian leader in California, and DEA informant; and Ricky Donnell Ross, a South Central Los Angeles high school dropout and drug trafficker of mythic proportions, who was Mr. Blandon's biggest customer.
According to the Mercury News article, for the better part of a decade, "Freeway Rick," as he was nicknamed, was unaware of his supplier's military and political connections.
But together, the trio was directly and indirectly responsible for introducing and selling crack cocaine as far away as Cleveland, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Dayton and St. Louis.
Ricky Ross' street connections, ability to obtain cocaine at low prices and deals that allowed him to receive drugs from Contra-CIA operatives with no money upfront helped him to undercut other dealers and quickly spread crack. He also sold crack wholesale to gangs across the country, said the Mercury News report.
Most of the information surrounding the CIA's involvement in the crack trade came from testimony in the March drug trafficking trial of Mr. Ross, 36, who, along with two other men were convicted of cocaine conspiracy charges in San Diego.

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#29 Feb 9, 2013
Plotts wrote:
<quoted text> What's the percentage of use of mind altering psychotropics to our pre school and school age children in the same time period.....warning you'll need a lot of zero's....
Let them eat cake.
Molon Labe

Hayes, VA

#30 Feb 9, 2013
shameless-li wrote:
<quoted text>
add bruce willis to the list.
he doesn't think that hollywood movie violence has anything to do with real life violence...really!!!
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/goss...
It doesn't....How come the gangster's in the 1920's were so violent? There were no video games and only silent movies then. Answer: They were criminals and took advantage of prohibition just like the thugs today take advantage of illegal drugs in making money.
Plotts

Selden, NY

#31 Feb 9, 2013
Molon Labe wrote:
<quoted text>
I've killed lots of pixels in the Battlefield series of games and when I was a kid, we played cowboys and indians, army, had dirt clod wars but never have pulled a real gun in anger. I hope I never have to. I have friends who have kids who are "ADHD" if you believe that mumbo jumbo and the school tried to put them of Ritalin. Well, Mom and Dad said NO and they now homeschool their son. So, once again, it's the mentally unstable ones either with or without drugs who have the issues not us law abiding citizens exercising our 2A rights. Oh, I'm 53 YO and served in the US Armed Forces for 30 and have never even assaulted anyone in all of those years since childhood. Chris Rock is an elitist with bodyguards that are armed. Of course, he is for gun control as he is an Obamabot!
Back in the day,I remember our teachers bringing us outside to run us around,to deal with the monotony of sitting,doing school work..today they medicate.
Had the psychologist of the school recommend stretera for my 1st grader,"I can diagnose a hyperactive child in n 5 mins" was her statement...unaware of my knowledge,profession or accreditation of being able to administer medications myself...I had the psychologist removed from the school,for overstepping the bounds scope of there profession..
I never owned a gun ,though am against any government interference of the 2nd amendment rights of the citizens..As I'm the same age ,it is not our generation that will let this happen ,though the stage is set for these rights to be handed away sometime down the line from a medicated,brainwashed generation that follows..
While all these politicians,elitests have bodyguards with the armed protection andfire power they want taken away from the public..with good reason I'm assuming...as the dismantling of the middle class is upon us,with the local law enforcement being propped up with pay and benefits,not afforded in any other civil service area,tools of our politicians...
Plotts

Selden, NY

#32 Feb 9, 2013
Molon Labe wrote:
<quoted text>
It doesn't....How come the gangster's in the 1920's were so violent? There were no video games and only silent movies then. Answer: They were criminals and took advantage of prohibition just like the thugs today take advantage of illegal drugs in making money.
what thugs are you talking about? Pharmaceutical executives? Our politicians? Or maybe the thugs in afghanastan where opium production is up 20 percent from the previous year...with the supply and demand comming from?.and who is protecting our borders from this scourge....wake up...what are our elite forces doing in Afganastan,,to protect us from al Qaeda?
Plotts

Selden, NY

#33 Feb 9, 2013
Richard_ wrote:
<quoted text>U.S. Bureau of Justice Crime Statistics, which are based on data gathered in police reports in either National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) or Uniform Crime Report (UCR) formats. Their website is there for you to peruse all you like for free since your tax payer dollars paid for it.
we've had more than one complaint about how crime statistics are being used by local law enforcment to maintain the perception of the public...
Plotts

Selden, NY

#34 Feb 9, 2013
rider wrote:
<quoted text>What better way to control the masses. It is not about ethics, it is all about how to make money and have control. LOS ANGELES--New evidence has surfaced linking the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency to the introduction of crack cocaine into Black neighborhoods with drug profits used to fund the CIA-backed Nicaraguan Contra army in the early 1980s.
This evidence has given credence to long-held suspicions of the U.S. government's role in undermining Black communities.
According to a series of groundbreaking reports by the San Jose Mercury News, for the better part of a decade, a San Francisco Bay Area drug ring, comprised of CIA and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency agents and informants, sold tons of cocaine to the Crips and Bloods street gangs of Los Angeles.
Millions of dollars in drug profits were then funneled to the Fuerza Democratica Nicaraguense (Nicaraguan Democratic Force), the largest of several anti-Communists commonly called the Contras. The 5,000-man FDN was created in mid-1981 and run by both American and Nicaraguan CIA agents in its losing war against Nicaragua's Sandinista government, the Cuban-supported socialists who had overthrown U.S.-backed dictator Anastasio Somoza in 1979.
This CIA-backed drug network opened the first pipeline between Columbia's cocaine cartels and the Black neighborhoods of Compton and Los Angeles, according to the Mercury News.
In time, the cocaine that flooded Los Angeles helped spark a "crack explosion" in urban America and provided the cash and connections needed for Los Angeles's gangs to buy Uzi sub-machine guns, AK-47 rifles, and other assault weapons that would fuel deadly gang turf wars, drive-by shootings, murders and robberies -- courtesy of the U.S. government, according to the article.
"While the FDN's war is barely a memory today, Black America is still dealing with its poisonous side effects. Urban neighborhoods are grappling with legions of homeless crack addicts. Thousands of young Black men are serving long prison sentences for selling cocaine -- a drug that was virtually unobtainable in Black neighborhoods before members of the CIA's army started bring it into South Central in the 1980s at bargain basement prices," wrote Mercury News reporter Gary Webb, in the first installment of the shocking series of reports.
Although the Mercury News details the activities of numerous Nicaraguan and American informants and ties involved in the drug-gun trade, three men are cited as key players: Norwin Meneses, a Nicaraguan smuggler and FDN boss; Danilo Blandon, a cocaine supplier, top FDN civilian leader in California, and DEA informant; and Ricky Donnell Ross, a South Central Los Angeles high school dropout and drug trafficker of mythic proportions, who was Mr. Blandon's biggest customer.
According to the Mercury News article, for the better part of a decade, "Freeway Rick," as he was nicknamed, was unaware of his supplier's military and political connections.
But together, the trio was directly and indirectly responsible for introducing and selling crack cocaine as far away as Cleveland, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Dayton and St. Louis.
Ricky Ross' street connections, ability to obtain cocaine at low prices and deals that allowed him to receive drugs from Contra-CIA operatives with no money upfront helped him to undercut other dealers and quickly spread crack. He also sold crack wholesale to gangs across the country, said the Mercury News report.
Most of the information surrounding the CIA's involvement in the crack trade came from testimony in the March drug trafficking trial of Mr. Ross, 36, who, along with two other men were convicted of cocaine conspiracy charges in San Diego.
The same blueprint used during Vietnam Nam ,our involvement in the golden triangle,and the use of heroin as it is today.....though this time they have targeted white middle class America...
Molon Labe

Hayes, VA

#35 Feb 9, 2013
Plotts wrote:
<quoted text> what thugs are you talking about? Pharmaceutical executives? Our politicians? Or maybe the thugs in afghanastan where opium production is up 20 percent from the previous year...with the supply and demand comming from?.and who is protecting our borders from this scourge....wake up...what are our elite forces doing in Afganastan,,to protect us from al Qaeda?
I'm talking about the gangbangers and thugs of the cities, that's who. Oh, don't lump me into those supporting drug companies because I'm against that kind of psychotropic mind control. Also, bring US forces home from overseas and protect our borders. I don't like either Obama or the GOP....all part of the problem. Follow the Constitution, with a limited Federal Government and things will improve.
Plotts

Selden, NY

#36 Feb 9, 2013
Molon Labe wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm talking about the gangbangers and thugs of the cities, that's who. Oh, don't lump me into those supporting drug companies because I'm against that kind of psychotropic mind control. Also, bring US forces home from overseas and protect our borders. I don't like either Obama or the GOP....all part of the problem. Follow the Constitution, with a limited Federal Government and things will improve.
they are propped up by whom?,would be my next question...while I agree,,bring our forces home...while rep or dem ,does not matter they steal from different pockets.
How much of the taxpayers,middle class finances have been distribited to our defense department,so as to protect our borders..while all this overseas heroin is bing funneled in to supply the demand...a demand precipitated by purdue pharmaceuticals and the distribution of oxycotin..
What is our involvement in Afganastan where the opium production is up 20 percent from the previous year? we all need protection from our politicians,pharmaceuticals,in surance whore physicians...and those that take advantage of he opportunities afforded them...
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#37 Feb 9, 2013
chris rock

obamas white house lawn jockey
Obskeptic

Westland, MI

#38 Feb 9, 2013
So the symbolism over substance democrats are planning on having about twenty individuals in the gallery at the State of the Union address because they are all about assembling a bully crowd to present the facade of consensus. To make sure when they make the case to end our second amendment, they can point to those faces in the gallery to prove their point. After all, its the democrats position that you NEVER let a good catastrophe go to waste. I would hope the republicans would bring forty individuals who protected their own life and their families by those same evil guns that Chris Rock doesn't think we should be allowed to own, or any other democrat for that matter. Can we just cut through all the bull crap and just say out loud what everybody knows and doesn't ever say, the democrats hate our constitution, hate our freedom, and hate conservatives because they are all about hate. They hate our kids by failing them with our education system they control, and those are just the kids they don't lose to the abortionist they defend so vigorously. They hate those that vote republican so much, they would leave our borders unprotected and pander to those who have come here against the laws we already have so to expand their base. It is no accident that when the democrats demand the country react to a horrible event, it is always the law abiding citizen that they go after. I used to like Chris Rock. Like most in hollywood, I wish he would just shut his mouth and stick to comedy or acting.
Shasta21

United States

#40 Feb 9, 2013
I sure hope the gun grabbers don't expect those of us who have guns to ever protect them.
Its official

Los Angeles, CA

#41 Feb 9, 2013
It's official. Chris Rock has jumped the shark.
Just Saying

Central Islip, NY

#42 Feb 9, 2013
Plotts wrote:
<quoted text> who's providing the information:)....
Murders in NYC alone dropped from over 2,000 per year when David Dinkins was mayor to about 400 last year. As far as the rest of the country, the FBI publishes national crime statistics, which do show a decrease in murders in the past decade all across the country as a whole, although I believe the rates have risen in Chicago, St. Louis, Oakland, Newark, New Orleans, etc.

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#43 Feb 9, 2013
Plotts wrote:
<quoted text> we've had more than one complaint about how crime statistics are being used by local law enforcment to maintain the perception of the public...
who cares what "we've had", dunce.
Plotts

Selden, NY

#44 Feb 10, 2013
Manipulators with 25,000 posts ,is this your job?you don't like what's said or something that doesn't fit with what your promoting and then you personally attack,looking for any inane reason ..good for you an English teacher with a childlike mentality...typical manipulator that is most prevalence here on topix...
Plotts

Selden, NY

#45 Feb 10, 2013
Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text>Murders in NYC alone dropped from over 2,000 per year when David Dinkins was mayor to about 400 last year. As far as the rest of the country, the FBI publishes national crime statistics, which do show a decrease in murders in the past decade all across the country as a whole, although I believe the rates have risen in Chicago, St. Louis, Oakland, Newark, New Orleans, etc.
I'm sure the military like presence seen in our NY subways/streets has a lot to with the problem...What's the information on prescription drug abuse/ deaths over the same time period?what's the numbers on the recent influx of cheap heroin?
SWE3676

Arlington Heights, IL

#46 Feb 10, 2013
Chris Rock is a stupid comedian. Is it even important what he has to say?

Here is what he said about Bush:

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/oreilly/2013/02...

Of course, an idiot as him needs daddy Barack and mommy Michele.

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