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Sen. Kerry: More troops needed in Afghanistan

Would you be this impertinent with the pope?  (Dec 19, 2007 | post #68)

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Sen. Kerry: More troops needed in Afghanistan

What does Hawk have in common with the Dalai Lama?  (Dec 19, 2007 | post #65)

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Was China trip worth it?

What do you mean?  (Dec 19, 2007 | post #5)

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Was China trip worth it?

Maybe we should all have gone along? X 6,000,000!  (Dec 19, 2007 | post #3)

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Reader: It's time for Americans to defend their country

"Mass health care" is the best example of "authoritaria nism" given in all 165 replies in this thread. At the risk of repeating myself, habeas corpus has not been revoked. What is this "right of Posse Comitatus?"  (Dec 18, 2007 | post #166)

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Sen. Kerry: More troops needed in Afghanistan

That goes for you too, bb.  (Dec 14, 2007 | post #49)

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Sen. Kerry: More troops needed in Afghanistan

natasitseems didn't call you a terrorist, but rather pointed out some of the similarities between you and other terrorist sypathisers, which I find acceptable.  (Dec 14, 2007 | post #37)

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Teen chases robber, traps him until police arrive

Luis, I don't know why the Sentinel felt it necessary to refer to you as a "teen." Great job. Merry Christmas!  (Dec 14, 2007 | post #1)

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Boudreau honored at performance

Likewise. I played hockey with his son as a kid. Mr. Boudreau was always one of the nicest dads hanging around at the Civic Center. Always a smile and a hello. A real class act.  (Dec 10, 2007 | post #2)

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The rising cost of health care

Uh, they don't all work year-round. A pair of teachers I know had a beautiful pool installed in their yard a few years ago, where they've passed every nice day of summer, ever since. I remember plenty of teachers holding summer jobs when I was a kid - I used to run into them here and there. "Year long learning" is a neat idea, but in my experience, that's all it is: an idea.  (Dec 9, 2007 | post #3)

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Students say they're not bothered by military recruiters ...

I wish I had written that myself, Fitchburg Native.  (Dec 8, 2007 | post #56)

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Students say they're not bothered by military recruiters ...

My point was that they're shooting for 250K open at any given time, with a ~140 day turnaround. Considering that they process 750K claims per year, 250K strikes me as a reasonable goal. In fact, they have 336K open, so they've fallen short of their goal. You (stupidly) presented your inflated figure as though it were some kind of crisis. Someone reading your horseshit might have inferred that the VA had 400K EXTRA unresolved claims when in fact they're about 80K higher than their target, and they claim to be making constant improvement. Since you're so fond of invective, for the sake of balance, I'll close by saying that you're a soulless, empty-headed **** -sucking wind-bag.  (Dec 5, 2007 | post #39)

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Students say they're not bothered by military recruiters ...

What "truths, " Hawk? Unsupported numbers you spotted at a blog running on Ariana Huffington's web site? Maybe you should email that link to the Pentagon, and give the rest of us a break. Here's the skinny straight from the VA themselves: http://www1.va.gov /opa/fact/claimpro .asp Looks like their goal is a 250,000 case backlog, with 336,000 claims open as of publication back in March of 2005. I can't find an authoritative source (you don't qualify) with more timely data. Further, it appears that part of that backlog was due to at least one court decision that "held that denial of a claim is premature before the expiration of the one-year period established by the Veterans Claims Assistance Act of 2000." Do you ever get tired of your own uninformed **** ?  (Dec 5, 2007 | post #37)

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Reader: It's time for Americans to defend their country

WHAT would be a start? The locks are already required by law. I don't see where you're headed with this one. What is your point? The guy was presumably supposed to secure his guns under Massachusetts law, and he failed to do so. So now the Commonwealth can prosecute him for this, among other things. What is missing here? What are you proposingSure, I'd support a law that criminalises providing or permitting access to guns to one's own children knowing that the child(ren) will subsequently use that gun in a violent crime. I suspect that's already against the law though - I don't think that's permitted by the law as it stands nowWell, the problems don't stem from the guns themselves, so I don't see where knowledge of guns comes in. Guns haven't changed fundamentally in about 100 years. A centerfire rifle still works largely the same way it did back in 1896. Semi-automatic handguns still work the same way as they did in, oh, say, 1903. Revolvers like the Dan Wesson the kid took haven't changed much since shortly after the Civil War. Knowing about guns and how they work doesn't really offer much in the way of a solution to the problem as described in the article that spawned this discussionBy "the wrong hands" I assume you mean "the hands of violent criminals." You can guess how they get their guns as easily as I can - they steal them despite good-faith efforts to secure them, they purchase them legally before turning to crime, etc. For a solution to this one, I think we'd need a broader discussion re: the causes of crime & its solutions. Like you said, we're not going to solve that one hereI think you'll find nearly universal agreement to that oneNoted.  (Dec 3, 2007 | post #124)

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