Lets now invest in clean energy and a plethora of good jobs - re-tooling abandoned manufacturing plants and all the other jobs that come with it, construction, restaurants, people buying stuff because they actually have money to spend.”
“The Second Amendment was written when weapons of war/protection were muskets and canons.
There is no plausible reason for the general public to own automatic weapons.
If someone is allowed to own an automatic weapon then there should be extensive training, background checks, and a mental review every 6 months.”
brekinla on May 28, 2014 at 21:50:53
“Interesting it is attitudes like yours that ended the most successful gun control legislation ever. Back in the 30's the fed gov required registration of an automatic gun and its owner. From the law's inception to its termination there was not one incident of criminal misuse of a registered machine gun. But due to attitudes such as yours the law was terminated and the registered machine guns were grandfathered.”
“If you watch the whole segment, Julie did make the point that even though holding signs and creating hash-tags does not fix this atrocity immediately, it has brought it to the world stage and by doing that create more pressure and unification on Nigeria.
Immediately after she made this point they went to commercial.....”
“Great segment. I look forward to future episodes.
I wonder if being held in a concrete box for 30 years is more punishment than death. I don't know. I also don't know how the families that experience heinous acts feel, and hope I never will. But for now I stand with Ghandi, an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.”
EmmaDarian on May 5, 2014 at 13:15:20
“" I also don't know how the families that experience heinous acts feel, and hope I never will. "
They don't all feel the same way. Some oppose the death penalty, even for their loved ones' murderers, some are for it. There are some groups of those who have lost family members to violent crimes who fight to abolish the death penalty, just as there are those who fight for it.
“Too cool. One of my favorite experiences as a teacher is when I taught music theory at a private college. I had a small class and three students came in late. I expertly ignored their lateness and continued writing on the white board. All of a sudden I hear fake "gun" sounds like kids playing. I turn to look and all three of them had strategically placed themselves in different locations in the room and were "shooting" at me with banana's. Hard to reprimand them when your laughing so damn hard.”
“How about subsidies to homeowners for gravitational solar hot water systems?”
PERPLEXED IN TEX on Mar 28, 2014 at 21:04:29
“Gravitational works when there is enough elevation between the solar hot water system and the point it is used. 23 feet elevation will provide 10 pounds of pressure which is low for most households. If you want 30 pounds of pressure, the elevation of the water source has to be 69 feet high. The solar hot water is a great idea if it is used for preheating. If your cold water comes in at 70F and you want 110F water, if solar can heat it up to 90F you will use half the energy to heat it up to 110.”
“One word: Contract. They would have spent a lot more for outright cancelling of the show. That being said the thought of this guy anymore turns my stomach...and my first big concert in 77? in Orlando had him as the headliner.”