“12.7 percent of state inmates and 12.4 percent of federal inmates incarcerated for drug violations are serving time for marijuana offenses..that's about 45,000 people serving time for cannabis-related offenses. How about releasing them first...that would make a good start.”
“The gun show loophole facilitates sales to criminals. 30% of trafficking: One ATF study found that over 10,000 crime guns traced in a year were connected to gun shows, about 30% of all crime guns traced that year.
“Gun shows and flea markets are a major venue for illegal trafficking.” according to the ATF. Columbine: All four guns used in the Columbine school massacre were bought at gun shows without background checks.
New York City’s investigation of gun shows: In 2009, the City of New York sent undercover investigators to gun shows in Ohio, Tennessee and Nevada to find out if private sellers and federally licensed gun dealers at the shows would engage in illegal sales practices. They found that 74% of sellers approached by investigators, who verbally indicated they were legally prohibited from having guns, were willing to make the sale.
The NRA has fought closing this despite a majority of NRA members who support closing the loophole: In a poll conducted by Republican pollster Frank Luntz, 69% of NRA members and 85% of non-NRA gun owners supported background checks for all gun sales at gun shows.
So if you won't give an inch on closing a loophole that would save thousands of lives a year and would put illegal gun dealing criminals in jail, then you are not a sane person, just a bipartisan ideologue who just regurgitates what ever Fox News tells them.”
lowelldan on May 30, 2014 at 12:03:11
“So this would have prevented people like Elliot Rodger or James Holmes how, exactly? Since they both got their guns legally and had to pass background checks...”
“It's funny...an overwhelming majority (millions) of Americans are for gun control but we still are no match for a dozen of rich people and or corporations funneling money to support NRA....”
ausmth on May 28, 2014 at 17:33:48
“Really? Name a gun control law that should be passed and describe how it will work in the real world. To do that you need to name a gun control law passed by congress that has caused the 21 consecutive year decline in homicide which is at 50 year lows.”
lowelldan on May 28, 2014 at 17:20:15
“100 Million gun owners and 5 millions NRA members are reluctant to give an inch because the government will take a mile. People don't want thousands of gun deaths every year, but they want gun control that will actually work not gun control that makes you feel all warm and safe but doesn't actually prevent any gun crime...
and stop saying the 'dozen rich people and corporations'... like the NRA doesn't have millions of members that pay dues and support the organization year in and year out....”
“Seems kinda stupid to have TV channel dedicated to non-believers, there are too many labels in society as it is...seems like everybody needs to belong to a group...I myself do not believe in gods and if I want an atheist point of view I'll open a science book...I don't need a TV channel telling me how stupid religious people are all day long...”
“I can't believe you guys are arguing about Adam & Eve.. it's the year 2014...it was just a story...you shouldn't take it literally....and as far as skin color goes...there is a direct correlation between UV rays and melanin..people on the planet where more UV rays get through "usually the warmer climates" have darker skin for protection”
Lf Resident on Apr 22, 2014 at 13:56:30
“I can't believe you believe I am arguing about Adam and Eve.
And yes, 'it's the year 2014' and you should know that humans evolved into groups with different skin colors based on geographical location over many thousands of years. It has become genetic. It's not just a matter of location and exposure anymore.”
“There is no credible evidence that Napolian ever existed as well, you just have stories... but an overwhelming majority of historians do agree Jesus did exist....the story which eventually lead to Jesus's demise of him flipping over the tables of the money-changers shows up in pretty much every gospel, unlike most of the other stories that added over time...so many historains look at that as some sort of evidence that he existed....and Roman historians would not have mentioned him because he was nothing more than just another fanatical jew...pretty much a nobody...romans crucified hundreds of jews a year outside of Jerusalem....I'm an atheist but i'm gonna side with the historians on this one...because most of them spend their whole lives studying this stuff...”
KaiserSouze on Apr 10, 2014 at 22:49:02
“wow that's just delusional isn't it.
He was written about while he was alive. People who actually met him wrote about him and he wrote documents himself.
So keep up the fallacious thinking.”
Jason Lamb on Apr 10, 2014 at 15:27:42
“Putting aside the rest of your argument for a second, your first statement is absolutely ludicrous. We have not only hundreds of historical accounts of Napoleon, but we also have his death mask with his actual DNA on it, and the physical remains of his descendants. Jeez.”
“"A great majority of the so-called educated people do not think logically and scientifically. Even the press, the classroom, the platform, and the pulpit in many instances do not give us objective and unbiased truths. To save man from the morass of propaganda in my opinion, is one of the chief aims of education. " Every parent should teach thier kids this lesson.....”
RS on Apr 5, 2014 at 09:48:12
“"To save man from the morass of propaganda in my opinion, is one of the chief aims of education. " Every parent should teach their kids this lesson....."
Yes indeed Josie -- and for starters, I will promise NEVER to expose my twin sons to the RAW RIGHTWING SEWAGE that pours from Faux Spews Channel and other Rupert Murdoch owned media outlets 24/7/365 -- EVER!
“What's the outrage for? I could see if the guy had a regular 9-5 I'm all for that, but the guy is a Baseball Player he is getting paid a lot of money to play, the fans come first, the team second, organization third and the family a distant fourth. There have been numerous players who have lost close family members who were out there playing the next day. He could retire in 4 years and see his kid as much as he wants, normal folks do not have that luxury... There is no crying in baseball and there is no 2-day paternity leave in baseball!”
pmoschetta on Apr 6, 2014 at 03:48:15
“Actually, there is paternity leave in baseball. Do some research before posting nonsense”
YupIndeed on Apr 4, 2014 at 00:30:00
“It's not like he's taking off a month. It's TWO. DAYS.
Sheesh. His career, the team, and the fans will be fine. God forbid he places the birth of his child above baseball.”
Cadillac Rosa on Apr 3, 2014 at 21:53:25
“the fans come first?
Any man who puts a bunch of drunk strangers before his own child is not much of a man.”
Mitchell Horton on Apr 3, 2014 at 21:33:20
“I don't think you get to pick his priorities.
And they agreed to paternity leave in the contract (they had to, but whatever).
And isn't that game less than 1% of the season?”
Kathy Levittown on Apr 3, 2014 at 20:31:19
“The birth of a child tops everything...
But since you have 26 fans?
I know why your trollness is here lol....
catboycolo on Apr 3, 2014 at 19:59:49
“There is 2-day paternity leave in baseball, but feel free to rant about how another individual must act like at the birth of their child...”
“Science studies the natural world..that's why Creationism will never be a scientific theory because it says something "super-natural created the universe...all science can do is say "I don't know" if they can't find a natural explanation...so Creationists should just relax and leave science to the scientists and stick to religion”
TheMatrixDNA on Apr 2, 2014 at 16:09:41
“"so Creationists should just relax and leave science to the scientists and stick to religion"
And professors and public communicators of Science should stick to Science. If you try a never tried before scientific experience, taking LUCA ( the Last Universal Common Ancestor of all living beings) out from Earth's soups and surface, putting it as an astronomical model of the state of the world prior life's origins, like I did with Matrix/DNA Theory, the Darwinian theory and its mechanisms are changed, and so, the final meaning of our existence. If you try to interpret the Big Bang based on Nature's method applied here and now, you will get a different thing other than "the ex-machine small atom". Why there are no scientists doing things outside the box?! The academic world has became a new doctrine?”
“She should consider it a blessing getting fired from Mcdonalds....”
cdianek on Feb 21, 2014 at 00:20:09
“Sure. She can just go on the dole, right?
I mean, "get a job" snotted out at people who don't have one certainly doesn't mean "get a job I think is appropriate for you," right?”
Bob Morrocco on Feb 20, 2014 at 21:40:00
“Unless that job was what was keeping food on the table or the house warm. Might have been an extra job to cover health insurance. Truth be told they realized she had been there 8 years and with raises they could get rid of her and start someone new at the minimum wage even if she was only being paid a $1 more.”
“Bullies pick on people who incapable of standing up for themselves that's why they are called bullies, they pick on the weak, it's pretty easy to pick out the weak at go after them, it doesn't mean you should do it..”
“I believe the Flying Spaghetti Monster created the world much as it exists today, but for reasons unknown made it appear that the universe is billions of years old (instead of thousands) and that life evolved into its current state (rather than created in its current form). Every time a researcher carries out an experiment that appears to confirm one of these “scientific theories” supporting an old earth and evolution we can be sure that the FSM is there, modifying the data with his Noodly Appendage. We don’t know why He does this but I believe He does, that is my Faith.”