“How can you say the laws against murder do not work? Your logic would also mean all laws do not work unless they can prevent something 100%. Let's take a simple example: Do you stop at red lights? If so - why?
Forget all the BS about gun laws. Think of the issue in this way - guns are designed to project a bullet at high velocity. People use guns to kill or harm other people (let's exclude hunting for now). Ask yourself - do you really need or want to shoot somebody? Do you actually face so many threats that arming yourself is the best solution? Many people can go through life never feeling the need to arm themselves. Others feel they must have a gun for protection. Same world - different perceptions. The problems arise because people are irrational, illogical, and they see danger when it doesn't exist. Humans are poor judges of danger. Just do what's right for you. Forget what everybody else says. And please remember to stop at the red lights.”
“I don't have time to discuss an issue with someone who seems ignorant to the facts and relies on regurgitating sound-bits mass produced for the ill informed. I recommend you start thinking for yourself. ”
“So, your suggestion is to resolve a nationwide issue is to exclude government involvement and simply follow the approach of using "common sense changes". Try this - next time you're on a trip and you get lost, go all the way back home and start the trip over and keep repeating this method until you finally find your way to your destination. Not to be too harsh but complicated issues need deep thinkers.”
kimmellbr on Nov 29, 2013 at 14:09:06
“Too bad they didn't have deep thinkers putting together obamacare.
By common sense, I meant they could write some laws to address pre existing conditions and allowing insurance companies to compete across state lines and allow kids to stay on their parents insurance. This could all be done without the government taking over our health care.
Is that simple enough to understand or do I need to type slower?”
kimmellbr on Nov 26, 2013 at 15:52:26
“Yes, I wish we had had some deep thinkers working on the health care law. It's not going very well. But they wanted to pass the legislation before allowing people to read it … but I'm sure you trust them to do the right thing.
What I am saying is that some common sense laws could have been written instead of a government takeover of health care.”
“you stated " some of the most serious national security threats we have ever had," What are you comparing today's "threats" to? Have you ever read any history?
and you stated - "while our bravest young men and women are risking their lives halfway around the world to keep us safe." By what standard are you comparing people who volunteer to join the military to the rest of society? Is a single mother with children to raise, who is facing major medical issues and the loss of her income less brave then some extremely small percentage of military personnel who actually face harm from an enemy of our choosing?
The United States was never founded on freedom and liberty. It was founded on the establishment of corporate protectionism and a government that fully subsidizes anything but "free trade" and "capitalism".This image of the United States you portray never existed and never will.”
stuth on Nov 22, 2013 at 11:16:41
“I didn't make that statement...it a quite from Obama himself in 06 when he was blocking Bush's appointments and the GOP merely threatened the talk of the nuclear option.
I am not going into details on your first two paragraphs, but your last is totally and completely off. Maybe you should read history....apparently even recent history....or even my post since you didn't realize it was Obama who said it.”
“If conservation is the objective, why is it necessary to kill the animals? Can't the hunters hunt and "tag" , to be compared with fishing practice of catch and release? Is it asking too much to not kill the animal or is that the only way to attract people with the money to contribute?”
“Religion forces otherwise reasonable people to accept fantasy as not only possible but as a basis for their decision making. It leaves those subjected to the effects of religion to never be sure where the madness ends.”
AbstractImp on Nov 15, 2013 at 07:00:27
“It "ends" at the moment
when they finally "see"
there is no afterlife!
“a boisterous service filled with live music, moments of reflection and an "inspirational talk, " and some stand-up comedy - nice try, but it sounds too much like all the other "searching for something" freak shows”
“I would presume that college prepares people for positions of responsibility and those the standards placed on the student would be a reflection of those placed on society as a whole; especially for a person holding high office.”
“Co-workers once asked my wife if she'd like to go with them to a shooting range as part of a team building exercise. She wasn't able to correlate the use of a weapon designed to kill humans to the building of team cohesion so she passed on their offer. While we're on the subject; they now have metal detectors in the lobby where she works.”
zeaken on Nov 6, 2013 at 09:20:49
“That's because your wife didn't expand her horizons to potential applications. Shooting can and more often then not is a very social activity.”
“The Washington Times and Rand Paul seem to have reached a reasonable agreement. Now, let the rest of us agree that Rand Paul is an egocentric , nihilistic big mouth with limited qualities that are most often attributable to wise men or frequently observed in house broken hamsters.”