“It does not matter whether a firearm is made with paper, plastic, gas, liquid, metal or a combination of them. If such devices are made to kill, then they must be banned to non-law enforcement.
The right of civilians to bear firearms infringed on public safety because firearms have been designed to kill only. Anyone that carry a firearm is potentially dangerous to self or others whether that person is the Pope, Law Enforcement, Psychiatrist, Body Guard etc because even the most lucid person might snap for no apparent reasons as follow:
On Thursday 05 November 2009 the the US Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist went to a shooting rampage at Fort Hood military base in Texas where he fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 others.
On Friday 27 September 2013 a Louisiana church Deacon, Woodrow Karey shot and killed his Pastor Ronald J. Harris, Sr. during a revival service.
On Sunday 26 April 2009 Tacoma Police, Chief David Brame shoot his estranged wife in a parking lot then shot himself. All those 3 People don't have known criminal or psychiatric records.
In real civilized society, the need to carry such effortless killing machines such as firearms should have been banned to everyone even to law enforcement because they are not immune to emotional outbursts but L/E are less likely to commit wanton actions comparatively to the general population because they went to rigorous training and must follow stringent procedures before they could use firearms”
Leonid Rivkin on Dec 10, 2013 at 03:07:17
“actually LE is 6 times more homicidal as compared to civilian concealed carry permit holder.
I guess it's all because of the job stress?”
SMBrown2 on Dec 9, 2013 at 21:00:39
“As we all know, the pen is mightier than the sword. Lets repeal the first amendment first.”
“There is nothing new about US spying on everybody in the US and beyond its borders or trying to neutralize, eliminate dissents through bribes, intimidation, blackmail, characters assassination to say the least. Anyone that read the following books:The Politics of Fear; The Invisible Government, The Politics of Lying; The Puzzle Palace,The shadow Factory;COINTELPRO ECHELON; Spying on America; The Autobiography of Malcom X; various books by Noam Chomsky to name a few will attest to that. Some US spy agencies are so secret that the majority of the other law enforcements never heard about their existence; LEIU is an example of this.
This practice has been going for decades but the relative cornucopia of yesteryears coupled with passive acceptance of a tightly controlled media kept the majority of the population in some sort of artificial comfort zone and docility. Nowadays, the information revolution and the inexorable depletion of economic resources are changing this equation. However, the US is not the only shark in this sordid state of affairs: China has The MSS; France has DCRI, DGSE; Germany has BND,MAD; Israel has the MOSSAD; Russia had had KGB now replaced by FSB,SVR; England has M15, NDEU. The question is who is watching those watchers. As Robert H. Jackson said,"Those who begin coercive elimination of dissent soon find themselves exterminating dissenters. Compulsory unification of opinion achieves only the unanimity of the graveyard."”
“Those two men are degenerates that were trying to undermind Saudi Arabia society with imported vices. To prevent social instability resulting from a breakdown of standards and value, the Saudi police stopped the deviants.”
“This is a bad idea to allows in-flight cellular telephone calls because plebeian with logorrhea, logomania condition coupled with erroneous concept of freedoom will cause cacophony and nuisance to other customers. Such conditions might leads to disputes and fights among passengers that have no alternative to move away from such uncouth people while trapped in a confined environment. Freedom sometimes has different meaning for different people.”
“I think it might be a violation for s/he to releases the restaurant bill to the public including the client signature on it. I don't think the restaurant owner authorized the release of such document.
s/he is working in the restaurant to earn a living not to promote and do advertising for s/he lifestyle.
On the other hand, If something displeasing you as a customer when entering into a restaurant, such as the smell, annoying loud "noise" such as Rock, Pop or Rap and customers clamor, or the non verbal communication from the staff, it is up to you to stay or to go.
This particular client had had the option to leave at the moment he or she had experienced mental discomfort with this particular worker but chose to stay, accept to be served at this waitress. After being served chose to withheld the waitress' tips.This is perfidity,dishonesty at best.This worker probably is working at a starvation wage like in most fast food chains and restaurant business. The tips help the workers to pay for food, rent and others.”
“The examples of post Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans on August 29, 2005, The post 7.0 earthquake in Haiti on 12 January 2010 and the post Haiyan typhoon in the Philippines on 09 November 2013 show that no country regardless of its level of material development is immune of natural catastrophe and its corresponding chaos which impede search and rescue and delivery of goods and services. George Walker Bush, Rene Garcia Preval and Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III have been criticized by the public for their apparent failure to take appropriate actions to expedite services and save lives after those calamnities. However, the gap between perception and what is possible is often elusive.”
“Richard Overton, who is currently 107-years-old ascribes his longevity to staying out of trouble. Probably this might be a relevant factor but not the determining factor. He does not know.
He continues to drink whiskey and smokes up to 12 cigars a day which ran counter to the medical cannons, recommendations for good health and longevity. Mr. Overton case is far from being unique in the world. I have been reading similar stories from various sources. The question is why some people seldom get sick or are able to use alcohol, tobacco or mood altering chemicals and continue to enjoy good health without apparent side effects while the same behavior will cause the premature demise of other.? Is it the survival of the fittest genes? If the genes are mainly responsible for longevity, then scientists soon or later will find ways to achieve immortality like the Turriptopsis nitricula jelly fish, or bacteria or Bristlecome pines. This could be done if we can manipulate the cell to becomes a yo-yo like machine. When this time will comes we should not duplicate Tithonus mistake by asking Zeus for immotality and forgot to ask for eternal youth. The bioengineer should accomplish both longevity and youth without the inconvenience to visit the El Dorado.”
HoratioGalt on Nov 13, 2013 at 11:24:47
“Bristlecone pines are long-lived, but hardly immortal.”
LeDucItOut on Nov 12, 2013 at 13:00:50
“Diluted alcohol isn't as irritating on the stomach lining and kills bacteria. The problem is people usually gravitate to higher proof liquors.”
“Africa and African in the Diaspora should get rid of the second hand religions such as Budhist, Christianity, Hinduism, Muslim,etc..They should go back to the Alma matter-Voodoo which is the progenitor of all religions on this planet because humanity emerged from Africa not the other ways around.
Asians, Europeans and Middle Easterners will continue to disrespect Blacks as long Blacks continues to embrace those foreign cultures and reject their own.
Get rid of the Bhagavad-Gita, Vedas,Tripitaka, Bible, Koran etc... They were tailored for the interest and glorification of the people that plagirise from African fundamental beliefs and took credit for them. That is why African Names and Tribes are omitted on those books. That is why they are vilifying the Voodoo and other aspects of the African culture. Respect has to be mutual not one way street. Roman catholic conjuring evil forces through Black masses. The cross historically has been used for execution. Thus, the cross symbolizes a crime scene but people wears them. The doll and the needle are European inventions and have been used in White magic.
Haiti is one of the least dangerous country in the world. Prior to the 12 January 2010 at 16:53 EST Haiti had 1000 police for 10 millions inhabitants”
“Above photosdated of October 2013 showing thousands of Syrians refugees fleeing Damascus during a temporary cease-fire appears to be disturbing.
You don't have to be a photo analyst to tell the picture misrepresenting the facts even from a "common sense" point of view.
1- why we only see males of military age? probably in civilian clothing.
2-If they are refugees why they are leaving without their families,friends and neighbors? is this an exceptional case of extreme cowardice?
3- Where are the babies,the toddlers, the adolescents and the elderlies in other word the sampling of a normal population.
4-why they are mostly empty handed?”
“International law will continues to remains an elusive ideal and a myth as long the United Nations does not have a redoubtable military force second to none. Double standard and the laws of the jungle will continue to prevail in world affairs as long as the part continues to be bigger than the whole through military-economic might.
While the UN and other International organizations failed to arrest people like Robert McNamara, Yitzhak Shamir, Ariel Sharon, Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, Francois Duvalier, Augusto Jose Ramon Pinochet Ugarte, and many other and send them to the International Criminal Court in Hague to face justice for war crimes; ironically it is the same institutions and countries that find it is convenient to arrest and indict little fishes like Laurent Gbaagbo, Charles Ble Goude, Charles Taylor to mane a few.
As we have seen in the Jean De La Fontaine's fable, "the wolf and the lamb," it shows that might is not right, but it does not matter because might will always win while decorum, ethics, morality humanist and conscience are taking a backseat.
“The Michael Jackson vs Conrad Murray case should serve a lesson to other physicians not to accept certain type of high risk patients, no matter how many million of dollars such patients are willing to pay per second. Failure to do so is tantamout of gambling with their profession,reputation and liberty as it is examplified in Dr. Conrad Murray case.”
“Language can alter perception and our expectation of the world provides that the words used reflect at least a modicum of reality and demonstrable results. In the case of Venezuela, the name of Ministry of Supreme Social Happiness is offbeat, stimulating and the omnipresence of the name may affect positively the conduct of its administrators, employees as well those awaiting or expecting the delivery of goods. Conversely, some bellicose and domineering countries need to rename their department of defense as department of offense to be in tune with facts and realities since such countries are not under attack.”
Komrade Killjoy on Oct 28, 2013 at 10:55:49
“"you will be happy, comrade, or I have two pieces of lead that will turn your frown upside down."”
“The average computer users don't have to pres Control-Alt-Delete everyday to close a pesky program or to reboot. I seldom use Control-Alt-Delete perhaps once within 3 or 4 months.
it is an abstruse and curious procedures but it does the job. Cleaning Computer's Registry, disk defrag, removing pesky programs that leave behind some remnants or "artifacts" of the software are more annoying and time consuming than Control-Alt-Delete procedure.”
TheHandyman on Sep 30, 2013 at 20:26:41
“And if you are using more than that then you have other issues that need to be addressed. ”
“Richard Dawkins should be glad that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI taxed his selfish gene book as science fiction. That will stimulate more people to buy Mr Dawkins factual book. The facts and history are on Richard Dawkins side. All religions will be deposed in the museum of humanity by the end of this century.”
aristippe on Sep 29, 2013 at 20:52:35
“SO Profoundly incorrect.”
ThinkCreeps on Sep 29, 2013 at 13:11:09
“I fear you are too optimistic. Stupid people in large groups retain quite some power.”
nschomer on Sep 29, 2013 at 08:10:34
“This isn't the first century that claim has been made. Just like those who think the revelation will come in their lifetime, just because the previous 300 generations believed the same thing and were proven wrong in time, doesn't stop you from making the same prediction again.”
“"Polls survey shows a third of Louisiana Republicans blame Obama for hurricane Katrina response under Bush"
I thought that I had an early symptom of alexia after I read the above survey. Then I read it again and asking myself,” Is it a case of collective malingered anterograde amnesia or could it be a journalist typo, anachronism or both?"
The survey result appears so abstruse that I embarked myself in the conspiracy theory in quest of a plausible rational which leads me to speculate that it might be a democrat subterfuge fabricated for future use. Let's hope that the survey will turn out to be a Roorback rather than genuine. Otherwise, it suggests the incipient of collective Alzheimer disorder”
ricsshhhtick on Aug 22, 2013 at 16:33:34
“So, to sum it all up. Dah dweebs livin in Louisiana. Feel dat Obama is a fault, because dey see relief in blaming a Dem! Makes sense!”
Bubblessharky on Aug 22, 2013 at 04:10:13
“Maybe you might want to keep it simple next time.”
John Stopple on Aug 22, 2013 at 02:47:11
“I honestly think that it is either a)respondents trolling or b) the phenomenon of associating any negative description with a political character you don't like.”
“This is the preview of slippery slope that will follow when a powerful minority is imposing deviant behavior to the majority.That will lead to accelerating degeneracy and decadence.Before the next decade they will impose bestiality as a normal way of life.At this point civilization will collapse after reaching this point of no return.”
Eiffel For You on Aug 7, 2013 at 21:33:32
“At one time, I would've said you were wrong. After seeing this, *SMH*.”
“Whether the arrest of Kristin Davis was choreographed, orchestrated surreptitiously by powerful forces or was done inadvertently as a result of her own stupidity and or desperation for monies, Now it is obvious that she will no longer continues to be a gadfly or a nuisance in Eliot Spitzer political path. This problem has been taking care of. Mission Accomplished. Good job Spitzer. I hope that you will run for the People House one day.”
“21 July 2013This type of lifestyle is filth and death. Haiti, the Caribbean and Africa are not going to accept this kind of life style. Some powerful countries are trying to impose this lifestyle mainly as a means of population control. We have enough real estate in space to multiply ad infinitum if the universe or multiverse is/are infinite. The problem is to find a safe and efficient way to travel to those planets. E.T probably would cooperate if and only if we travel to those planets without Bible, Koran, dogmas, and firearms.”
LintLass on Jul 21, 2013 at 17:49:06
“Uh, you can go ahead and fantasize about breeding throughout the cosmos, but LGBT people are not a 'lifestyle' and aren't 'made up by powerdful countries' ...nor is our existence particularly reducing the amount straight people breed, and we're hardly in a population shortage right now in history.
The only thing exported by the wealthier nations is the murderous hatred of your LGBT brothers and sisters by the Fundamentalist missionaries and ant--gay-churches.”
“Competent and incorruptible administrators are scarce like lutetium. Eliot Spitzer has an impeccable history of efficiency at problem solving. If the job is not done in a particular government agency, that means Eliot Spitzer was not in charge there. Spitzer represent the paragon and apotheosis of an astute administrator.Thus, he should run for the White House in the future. If elected, he would outshines most recent former presidents in terms of domestic policy.”
“Nature seems to be unkind to those who show exceptional talents or have demonstrated positive skills or exceptional kindness to humanity. They died too soon. Great minds such as: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin, Gerard Dupervil, Blaise Pascal, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Franz Kafka, Frantz Fanon and Hugo Chavez to name a few seem to have a short life while those who are denuded of talent, sensibility or are selfish, oppressing the poor, committing serial killing and atrocities around the world directly, indirectly or by proxy seem to live longer”
“Dominican Republic is not a US colony. Each country in the world operates according to its own history, economic imperatives, internal dynamic, and its own laws – written and unwritten. Thus, what may be legal on US territories might be illegal on some other countries and vice versa, suck as cockfight, prostitution, legal age of consent etc .. http://www.avert.org/age-of-consent.htm
If it is proven that Sen. Robert Menendez violated Dominican Republic laws while he was visiting there, then he should face Dominican Justice. However, Sen. Robert Menendez cannot be penalized for presumably violating certain US laws on Dominican Rep that are irrelevant in Dominican Republic such as if he want to participate in a cockfight, entertaining voluptuous women to name a few.
To have sex with underage girls or embarking in a path of white collar crime or corruption are a different story and they are serious crimes in any country. So far there is no proof he did anything wrong but rumors with humors.”
“Even background check is not full proof against potential senseless misuses of firearms because some of the people that are responsible for those carnage turns out to have no criminal records, no mental health issues or they get access to the firearms from people who have no criminal history such as: family, friends or stole the firearms.
The lack of criminal history does not necessary indicates that a person is not a criminal or a potential criminal since a person is subject to changes.
Statistics indicates facts but not the truth. Having no criminal history does not mean that a person never committed serious crimes. It simply mean that a person has not been caught, arrested and convicted in the commission of a crime because of a wide range of reasons such as: The person is well connected or wealthy enough to get the best lawyer or the person never get caught because s/he has been shroud or lucky. Therefore, background check is a placebo that may reduce but not help to prevent the recurrence of firearms atrocities.
The truth is always stranger than fiction like the real solution to curb or eliminate gun carnage is strange than fiction and deceptively simple: fewer firearms = less carnage and safer community. Ffa = LcSc. This equation is more elegant and simple than E=MC2”
ElmCreekSmith on Feb 1, 2013 at 11:33:18
“"The truth is always stranger than fiction like the real solution to curb or eliminate gun carnage is strange than fiction and deceptively simple: fewer firearms = less carnage and safer community. Ffa = LcSc. "
Please use your formula to explain the following:
Number of guns in circulation in 1993: 150,000,000(+/-)
Number of guns in circulation in 2010: 300,000,000(+/-)
Number of firearms related deaths in 1993: 39,595 (rate per 100K - 15.23)
Number of firearms related deaths in 2010: 31,672 (rate per 100K - 10.26)