“If you go to school in the inner-city they are. Look at the crime stats. Mass shootings are less than a single digit of gun crime. Gangland is the vast majority.
So I assume you've never heard of the current IRS scandal, Kent State, Japanese Internment, etc?
Can you define "military and assault" type weapons?
If gangsters could hit the broad side of a barn they wouldn't threaten the rest of us. The reality is their misses are far more dangerous then a handful of mentally ill.”
blackraisin on Jun 1, 2014 at 16:06:18
“Hey dude. I'm rolling out with the exodus tomorrow, since Huffpo has decided to destroy itself. I can handle death threats, but I'm not going to risk my family and friends. I just wanted to thank you for intelligent posts and for the covering fire from time to time. Best of luck.”
“Gangsters already smuggle in tons of drugs and even live people and animals. What is going to stop them bringing in guns?”
hgoodguy on May 28, 2014 at 10:59:40
“Gangsters are not the ones that are slaughtering children in schools, people in shopping malls, theaters and public places.
Contrary to what the NRA would like you to believe, the Government and Black Helicopters are not going to swoop down and confiscate all of your guns.
There is no logical or practical reason why assault and military type weapons belong in the hands of the public.
a pistol or rifle or shotgun should be plenty to combat the few home invasions in this country.
Gangsters and gang bangers, for the most part are too busy killing each other to be concerned with innocent civilians.
The carnage has to stop.”
“How big is this school in terms of student body? Unless it's a really large student body the school may have a much bigger issue than a yearbook if they can feel two pages with pregnant/father teens.”
Serebro on May 27, 2014 at 10:02:09
“Filling two pages with pictures and a short story about student parents is pretty easy in most high schools. We could have done it in my high school back in the early 90s in small-town Wisconsin--there were at least 3-4 girls who'd had children out of the around 900 students we had, and if you put 3-4 decent-sized photos on a page, you don't have much room for any real story, captions, or quotes to accompany them.
In the most recent data available, Tennessee, where I now live, has a teen birth rate of 40.8 births on average per 1000 females aged 15-19. Tennessee has the 10th highest rate. Still, that means that in a school of 1000 students, with an even 50/50 male/female split, there are 500 girls, and 20 or 21 of them had kids in 2011. Now, remember that high school is 4 years, and the numbers will be similar each year, and you're looking at around 80 children born to those students.
That IS a significant number, and putting a few pages in the yearbook for them and their lives may well show other students how much harder it is to be a student parent, juggling classes, child care, playtime/storytime for the child, bathtime, studying (often late at night while baby is sleeping), and the extra challenges of job/rent/meal prep for those who are out on their own with their children (often a couple where one drops out of school in order to make that work).”
“And how do you explain away that the first years of the ban saw an increase in violence? Especially when the US saw a decrease while loosening gun laws in the same period?
You don't need a total ban for something to be a massive rights violation. Think Jim Crow. None of those laws ever totally banned anything but they still managed to violate most of the Bill of Rights.
You realize all your claims about the actors aren't anything illegal right?”
bigmovieman on Apr 28, 2014 at 00:40:04
“it doesn’t matter what the first few years see, what matters is the long term effects. There has been a drastic reduction in crime throughout the western world. Though you are still almost 20 times more likely to be shot and killed in the USA then elsewhere, does that not mean anything to you?
Jim Crow laws effected human beings, we’re talking about machines which designed purpose is to kill human beings. Humans have rights, machines don’t. As long as you can legally purchase a firearm nothing violates the Bill of Rights. It doesn’t guarantee the type of arms, no background checks, training, or even the amount of ammunition one can have. All it says is you have the right to bear arms. That’s why full autos are able to be heavily regulated and you can’t just go out and buy one at your local gun store.
Lying to authorities is illegal, which is what the filmmaker did and why he was arrested. He was not even being investigated but lied to them anyway.”
“Condoms are dirt cheap and the poorest areas, particularly urban ones are where Planned Parenthood and similar organizations have the most clinics and schools give away birth control to high school students. The Bronx is a great example of that. Lack of birth control isn't the issue. Lack of willingness to use it is. You're dealing with a "lead a horse to water" problems in areas where teen pregnancy isn't seen as a negative.”
“Left out of point 2 is how little Sex Ed relates to teen pregnancy when you look at other variables. The Bronx has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in the nation while having what should be a perfect system of sex ed and birth control. The thing that connects the Bronx and Mississippi is poverty and the welfare state. Those correlates with teen pregnancy as much if not more than sex ed.”
Lewchaz on Apr 8, 2014 at 08:57:24
“Yes, poverty is related to unwanted pregnancy, but primarily due to the cost on contraception. That doesn't change the fact that abstinence only education is a failure and should be ended.”
“I wouldn't put martinis in the girly drink column. Snooty maybe but not girly.
10 and 11 are so true. Especially 10. Watching out for abusers is one thing, assuming any man wanting to help kids must be a pedo is wrong. Especially since there are as many female abusers.
Point 8 also already happens in my experience. It's just relationship specific. When people have gone from "dating" to "Facebook official", moving in together, etc. the chivalric formality usually declines.”
“Why have a purse if you have pockets? Half the reason women have purses is women's clothes have limited functional pockets.”
TheKurgan on Apr 5, 2014 at 02:50:29
“Because I have the following:
A credit card, a debit card, membership cards in the loyalty programs to which I belong, a cell phone, money, Canadian immigration documents, Nexus trusted traveler card, customs declaration forms (I cross the border many times monthly), a pen, a calculator, Listerine breath strips, photos, a mini-flashlight, and a magnifying glass. Won't fit in my pockets...:)”
“It's counter-productive. Rapist would simply murder their victims. If the punishment is the same there is no reason not to silence the witness.”
Derek Schloesser on Apr 4, 2014 at 18:59:04
“Alot already do that.”
June25 on Apr 4, 2014 at 14:33:46
“The reasons rapist don't murder their victims is as we learned in the 90s that it's easy to spin the public that the sex was consensual.Consensual murder on the other hand would be a much harder sell.”