“Thank you for being the voice of reason. The "imminent" threat was in the shooter's mind. By going outside and playing cops & robbers, he was putting his family at greater risk. If that door is closed and locked, and no one's breaking in, you are safe enough to call and wait for the police.”
“I hear you. As someone who's bought many of them over the years, I can say that for some reason, seems like it's getting harder to find them. Offhand, I can think of Vegetarian Shoes (UK), Mooshoes.com, alternativeoutfitters.com, veganstore.com, http://eco-vegan-shoes.com (UK).”
“Since when does a nothing show that will be forgotten as soon as it's off the air - and is ignored by most right now - define the look of an actor with an incredibly well-established career that predated this show by decades? Who writes these things?”
“Actually, please do more research on PETA than this big-ag-industry-front-group set of message points. They're not perfect, but this is a tired and distorted refrain that has been passed around the Internet for a while now. No one else is doing what PETA is, and that makes them a target. PETA, ASPCA, Humane Society, and a host of others are all part of the overall movement for a more humane culture.”
“Well, he misunderstands the Buddhist approach to non-attachment, for one thing. It's not mutually exclusive with celebrating what we have, in fact it's probably essential. But it's a common misunderstanding.
Here's a poem that probably expresses this better than the words in the video - 'Dirge Without Music' by Edna St. Vincent Millay:
"I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground.
So it is, and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind:
Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. Crowned
With lilies and with laurel they go; but I am not resigned.
"Lovers and thinkers, into the earth with you.
Be one with the dull, the indiscriminate dust.
A fragment of what you felt, of what you knew,
A formula, a phrase remains, --- but the best is lost.
"The answers quick & keen, the honest look, the laughter, the love,
They are gone. They have gone to feed the roses. Elegant and curled
Is the blossom. Fragrant is the blossom. I know. But I do not approve.
More precious was the light in your eyes than all the roses in the world.
"Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave
Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;
Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.
I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned."”
“I agree about the NRA. I actually believe there is a happy, or at least functional, middle ground to be found in this country on guns, but the NRA is doing everything it can to prevent us from getting there.”
susanlno on Oct 18, 2013 at 02:12:11
“The NRA no longer represents gun owners. The organization now speaks for gun manufacturers and sellers, and guess what? It's all about increasing profits. Another example of how "free" enterprise isn't free--the costs are extremely high.”
“With respect, I didn't miss "the" point, I made "a" point. There are different ways to see the news. I hope she does fabulously well and has a beneficial impact for us all. No qualifications will guarantee that outcome, but there's no doubt at all that she is qualified.”