“I didn't take the test because my first thought was "I wonder what kind of data they will be collecting on the test takers." Every piece of the puzzle counts toward the total picture. The stats provided by the test could give someone, from the government to ID thieves to telemarketers, an insight to predict some totally unrelated things allowing them to make more accurate predictions about what you may or may not do. And to be totally out there...you could find a swat team knocking on your door and never know why they decided to pay you a visit. Of course that is probably not likely to happen, but then...you could become a bigger target for ID thieves or your name and number could appear on many many more telemarketer lists.”
“I support the 2nd Amendment. I am a gun owner. However, if a civilian carries an assault rifle into a restaurant where I am...I'm outta there. There are places for long guns and inside a business is not one of them.”
GIOVE on Jun 2, 2014 at 01:56:19
“Ed get ready because the red coats are coming.
By the way, their is now balanced justification for owing a gun, no 2nd amendment. The final fact is that you all need, in one way or another, psychological help.”
“Glad to see Bergdahl coming home but I must have missed the change in our long time policy of not negotiating with terriorists. Now that it has changed, I espect Gitmo to be empty before the year is up.”
Sunset Siren on Jun 1, 2014 at 14:34:22
“So you preferred the way the last admin did it? Release 500 and get NOTHING in return, so it didn't look like we "negotiated"?”
cvcrook307 on Jun 1, 2014 at 14:30:14
“But are they terrorists or are they the enemy in Afghanistan?”
“Actually, I see him as not being as a big thief as those from other states. You know, those states that get more in federal funds than the taxes they contribute, thanks to their theiving elected officials.”
“I have worked in the intelligence community. In any country "spys" refer to themselves and their compatriots as agents or officers, never as spys. The term "spy" refers to agents working for other countries intelligence agencies, not your own countries assets. Snowden calling himself a spy tells me his interest was never for the US.”
“I'm not sure it took place but when I retired in '88 they were planning to change the 20 yr retirement to 25%. The 30 yr was to stay the same. This was because so many were getting out at the 20 yr mark and the services were losing a lot of experience.”
“Only to those who do not know what they are doing because they expect the world to protect them from even the outside possibility of harming themselves. You know, like those that must have a warning lable and even then must be told not to drink from the bottle with the skull and crossbones and the big red POISON.”
george martini on May 22, 2014 at 23:20:58
“Seriously, don't you think the snorkel in that picture is too short, or am I missing something?”
“Agree, however, doing without that FDA approval invites a lawyer feeding frenzy and lawsuits abound. Legislation to mitigate that problem allows the drug companies to save tremendous amounts of money by using the public as experimental subjects.”
jlsayler on May 19, 2014 at 16:57:06
“The lawyers should be lining up to support those dying patients and families. When there is little other hope, what right does the FDA have to say that you cannot have a protocol that even your doctor says might help?
Big Pharma has a stranglehold on the FDA and they work together as ONE single unit; not a regulatory/subordinate operation at all. In most cases, Pharma is in the driver's seat.
“As apposed to a social Liberal sitting on the federal bench? I don't care what a judge's politics is as long as they do their jobs in accordance with existing law instead of assuming the job of the Legislative Branch and writing the laws.”
“Phil W. -- You wish !!! You just want to make it a political issue. I went to school from 1957 to 1966 in New Mexico (4th thru 12th grades) and we had a state-wide standardized test in every grade that was called Achievment Tests.”