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Joe The Plumber: 'Your Dead Kids Don't Trump My Constitutional Rights' To Have Guns

Joe The Plumber: 'Your Dead Kids Don't Trump My Constitutional Rights' To Have Guns

Commented May 31, 2014 at 07:26:58 in Politics

“I think your words tie into what I was saying.

The mass killings are typically perpetrated by people who have been under some sort of duress or have some psychosis that hasn't been treated properly or at all. Let's face it - anyone who goes on a mass killing spree is not all together. Proper medical attention, medication, support groups, PTSD therapy, etc. could help in many cases.

As for the average criminal, I was specifically thinking in terms of gang/drug activity and armed robberies. Most people that join gangs and engage in narcotics join for either protection, a sense of community where there is none, and/or support themselves or families. Also, the stress of that lifestyle can cause someone to be pushed over the edge and commit acts of violence. Solutions to this include investing in education, the arts, sports, job training, and prepping our country for a green future.”
Joe The Plumber: 'Your Dead Kids Don't Trump My Constitutional Rights' To Have Guns

Joe The Plumber: 'Your Dead Kids Don't Trump My Constitutional Rights' To Have Guns

Commented May 29, 2014 at 19:23:51 in Politics

“I think both sides of the "gun argument" are focusing on the wrong thing. The solution is not to make guns as accessible as water, nor is it to focus solely on being "tough" on crime (which further feeds the prison industrial complex and makes society more unproductive and broken).

We should be focusing on the conditions that cause people to commit these crimes.

Mental Health - we are a society under a lot of everyday stress. In addition to stress, we shun and are embarrassed by the idea of therapy.

Social, Economic, & Educational Opportunity - This goes particularly for cities/ towns/urban with gang issues. Areas that have the least amount of services and programs such as sports, arts, and academics are more likely to have problems with gangs. A preventative solution would be to increase spending for education, the arts, and sports.

...Or maybe not. Just my $0.02”

BxGurl0813 on May 29, 2014 at 21:24:29

“One thing I think we're NOT doing is separating the true criminal acts perpetrated with firearms - basically your average criminal - from these mass killings by people who were, up until they pulled the trigger, law abiding citizens with legal access to guns. These really should be 2 different conversations.”
Apple's $3 Billion Deal To Buy Beats Is Official

Apple's $3 Billion Deal To Buy Beats Is Official

Commented May 28, 2014 at 18:25:08 in Technology

“I think this purchase was really about integrating the Beats app software into iOS products - or something along those lines that will compliment iTunes.”

Darren1968 on May 29, 2014 at 00:42:22

“This deal was about making a splash in the streaming business. more people are preferring services like Pandora (subscription streaming ) over buying tracks via itunes. The truth of the matter is that Apple had to do this deal as they were too far behind.”
53 Million Gallons Of Nuclear Waste May Soon Be Stored Right Next To The Great Lakes

53 Million Gallons Of Nuclear Waste May Soon Be Stored Right Next To The Great Lakes

Commented May 27, 2014 at 06:19:12 in Green

“Out of all the open land in Canada, why would they dump next to a water resource both nations use?”
Donald Sterling: 'Magic Johnson, What Has He Done? He's Got AIDS'

Donald Sterling: 'Magic Johnson, What Has He Done? He's Got AIDS'

Commented May 13, 2014 at 08:11:40 in Sports

“Spot on. And what Sterling seems to forget is that Magic caught HIV over 20 years ago. I'm pretty sure he's not fooling around these days.”
Koch Brothers Face Lawsuit Over Chicago's Toxic Black Dust

Koch Brothers Face Lawsuit Over Chicago's Toxic Black Dust

Commented May 5, 2014 at 07:08:59 in Green

“Sooner or later their misdeeds will catch up to them.”
Oprah Considering Buying The Clippers

Oprah Considering Buying The Clippers

Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 18:06:43 in Media

“It would be okay if she was owner. As owner, she would mainly bring in the investors and provide financial backing. The General Managers and front office staff would people experienced in the game.”

xyeke on May 1, 2014 at 01:27:58

“MY TEAM MY OPINION!!!!! LET HER BUY THE TEAM YOUR A FAN OF!! IF LISA LESLIE WANTED TO BUY THE TEAM I'M IN!!! SHE BROUGHT HER OWN TEAM IN THE OXYGEN NETWORK & FAILED!!!! NO THANKS!!!!!1”
You Probably Don't Want To Know What's Actually In Public School Chicken Nuggets

You Probably Don't Want To Know What's Actually In Public School Chicken Nuggets

Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 09:10:37 in Taste

“//There is NO GOOD REASON, to stuff them with Fillers and cheap additives //

You just answered your own question. They do it because it is cheaper (and possibly quicker) than using real meat.

A shame, really.”
Japan Ready To Intercept North Korean Missiles

Japan Ready To Intercept North Korean Missiles

Commented Apr 6, 2014 at 21:48:46 in World

“Well, we could eliminate NK quite easy, but what about the aftermath?

How would China take this? Would this mean another World War?

I too personally believe NK needs to be liberated, but I'm also concerned about the cost of American, Japanese, and South Korean lives.”
Bill Maher To Democrats: Stand Your Ground, Stop Being Wimps And Embrace Jimmy Carter

Bill Maher To Democrats: Stand Your Ground, Stop Being Wimps And Embrace Jimmy Carter

Commented Mar 30, 2014 at 09:16:48 in Comedy

“I think we all know thats right, but greed and power makes people do strange things...”
Bill Maher To Democrats: Stand Your Ground, Stop Being Wimps And Embrace Jimmy Carter

Bill Maher To Democrats: Stand Your Ground, Stop Being Wimps And Embrace Jimmy Carter

Commented Mar 30, 2014 at 09:14:57 in Comedy

“To borrow and slightly adjust a quote from the movie Avatar,

"They are [trickling] on us without even the courtesy of calling it rain!"”
Woolly Mammoth Clone Is Now Possible, Say Scientists

Woolly Mammoth Clone Is Now Possible, Say Scientists

Commented Mar 17, 2014 at 08:41:51 in Canada

“Should we be resurrecting prehistoric creatures? I understand Curiosity drives innovation but... Ah what the heck. Do it.”
Michele Bachmann Hits Hillary Clinton: 'We Will Have A Woman President, Just The Right One'

Michele Bachmann Hits Hillary Clinton: 'We Will Have A Woman President, Just The Right One'

Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 06:51:09 in Politics

“Agreed. But Republicans just don't "get" it. Or maybe just don't want to admit it.”
Barkhad Abdi Was Paid $65,000 For 'Captain Phillips,' Lived On Per Diem During Awards Season

Barkhad Abdi Was Paid $65,000 For 'Captain Phillips,' Lived On Per Diem During Awards Season

Commented Mar 6, 2014 at 10:33:20 in Entertainment

“No. Of course not.

Jonah Hill said it himself that he wanted to be paid the minimum rate because he wanted to work with Scorsese. He did not care about the money. Yes he has more experience than Barkhad Abdi, and I'm not saying he should have made $50 million on his first movie, but 60k seems so low for ANY actor/actress having a MAJOR ROLE in a major hollywood film such as this.”
Barkhad Abdi Was Paid $65,000 For 'Captain Phillips,' Lived On Per Diem During Awards Season

Barkhad Abdi Was Paid $65,000 For 'Captain Phillips,' Lived On Per Diem During Awards Season

Commented Mar 6, 2014 at 06:44:46 in Entertainment

“But its safe to assume Jonah Hil had enough money in the bank before even taking the role for Wolf of Wall Street. And he didn't do it for the money.

As for this new guy... No matter which way you slice it he was paid pennies to play such a major role. Thats just wrong really.”

frankg3400 on Mar 6, 2014 at 10:20:46

“So, in your mind, if someone has money, even though they have experience should be paid less than someone who doesn't have money or experience? That would be a great incentive to achieve, wouldn't it?”
Barkhad Abdi Was Paid $65,000 For 'Captain Phillips,' Lived On Per Diem During Awards Season

Barkhad Abdi Was Paid $65,000 For 'Captain Phillips,' Lived On Per Diem During Awards Season

Commented Mar 6, 2014 at 06:40:15 in Entertainment

“Paying his dues? He was the 2nd main character and main villain of the movie. No one with such a prominent role in any film should be paid so cheaply.”
Scarlett Johansson Is Reportedly Pregnant

Scarlett Johansson Is Reportedly Pregnant

Commented Mar 3, 2014 at 22:01:24 in Celebrity

“Ha I know right!”
Marissa Alexander Faces Triple Sentence In Retrial Of 'Warning Shot' Case

Marissa Alexander Faces Triple Sentence In Retrial Of 'Warning Shot' Case

Commented Mar 3, 2014 at 18:43:16 in Crime

“I don't know which is worse, Florida or Texas.”
Jimmy Fallon Takes Polar Plunge In Chicago With Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Jimmy Fallon Takes Polar Plunge In Chicago With Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Commented Mar 2, 2014 at 21:06:02 in Impact

“He IS hated by both liberals and conservatives...”
Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Arrested: Mexico's Sinaloa Drug Chief Taken Alive

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Arrested: Mexico's Sinaloa Drug Chief Taken Alive

Commented Feb 22, 2014 at 20:09:22 in World

“I don't think anyone wants to legalize Meth or Cocaine. That would be stupid. But legalizing cannabis would make deep cuts into the power and pockets of the drug cartels. And the tax revenue would help the local and federal government.”
Michael B. Jordan Isn't Concerned If You Don't Like His 'Fantastic Four' Casting

Michael B. Jordan Isn't Concerned If You Don't Like His 'Fantastic Four' Casting

Commented Feb 21, 2014 at 18:19:30 in Entertainment

“People are getting bent out of shape over the portrayal of a FICTIONAL character. And these movies are ADAPTATIONS. As long as these movies are not offensive then what's the problem? The kid can act so let him do his thing.

And besides... We should be more about the script and plot. Fox X-men and Fantastic Four films do not have a great history in that department.”
Antonin Scalia Rules Deep Dish Is Not Pizza

Antonin Scalia Rules Deep Dish Is Not Pizza

Commented Feb 18, 2014 at 06:33:09 in Home

“I abhor thin crust pizza. Blah.”
The Cost Of Living In Hawaii Is Astronomical -- Does It Need To Be?

The Cost Of Living In Hawaii Is Astronomical -- Does It Need To Be?

Commented Feb 12, 2014 at 13:44:06 in Business

“Do you not know the history of Hawaii? Do you not know what happened to its people before the US Navy stormed ashore, imprisoned its Queen (it WAS a sovereign nation), and claimed it as their territory?”

nikkyfleming on Feb 12, 2014 at 20:29:52

“And?”
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