Nov 12, 2013 at 08:11:05
“I completely agree. The homeowner behaved completely irrationally. And until these random shooters start getting arrested, sent to trial, convicted and sent to prison, these kinds of shootings will continue.
We've had the experience of a person ringing our doorbell at 4am. We went down and tried to talk to him. It was clear he was very drunk, and while he didn't try to come in, he wouldn't go away either and kept ringing our doorbell. We told him we'd call the cops, and, when he didn't leave, we did. I was stunned that the kid didn't leave at that point; maybe he was so drunk he didn't understand what I said.
The cop did the right thing - she diffused the situation. She got the kid to talk to her, found out where he lived and took him home. No one got hurt or even arrested. This is the way it's supposed to be - if you can't fix a situation yourself, call the cops to help and don't shoot a person who isn't threatening you.”
“I gave to Sandy relief too, but I think it's important for people with money (even $10 will help) to give to charities after international disasters. Direct Relief gives almost all of its donations to help people in devastated areas: http://www.directrelief.org/”
“Probably his speech wrier plagiarized Wikipedia. I doubt Rand Paul had ever watched Gattaca or would have understood it if he had.”
CaribeAzul on Oct 29, 2013 at 11:05:50
“You are probably right. Let's see if Paul puts the blame on one of his speech writers, and if that person will be fired by the end of the week. Checking facts is not Paul's forte, making them up is another story.”
“I haven't read the book, but I do think casting teen cancer survivors is a great move. Was delighted to see that they're filming it very close to where I used to live; I think the last movie shot so close there was Dogma back in 1998.”
“In some areas, they're still doing OK. In the Pittsburgh area, Eat and Park has the local Big Boy franchise. In other areas, like central Massachusetts, Abdows owned the Big Boy franchise it it seems to be long gone.”