“Oh, that's right, the Texas Oil Consortium and Enron manipulating the energy markets increased energy prices in California and put an end to the Dot.com growth or caused the Dot.com crash in California back in 2001.”
“A Nail Salon? Why a Nail Salon?
There are other business in that mini mall. I got a feeling the Nail Salon was targeted and was not some impetuous selection in a random act of robbery.”
thorrsman on Nov 24, 2013 at 18:55:13
ilovemyrights on Nov 24, 2013 at 10:03:29
“Usually a cash business. Often saved up money from budgets over the course of the week or weeks. It doesn't show up on receipts that way.”
thorrsman on Nov 23, 2013 at 22:40:49
“Look at the owner and the boy. Look at the killer.
Perhaps someone should call it a hate crime.”
countj62 on Nov 23, 2013 at 22:11:18
“Exactly that's what I was thinking. Also being a minority they were targeted for specific reasons.”
unique on Nov 23, 2013 at 20:43:42
“Many women pay for their services with cash.
These crimes are getting out of hand. Where
were the police that were supposed to be
patrolling the area?”
LouGots on Nov 23, 2013 at 19:29:34
“Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of critters?
Perhaps they thought that Asians make good victims because they are believed to keep cash on hand and not to have guns.”
Pat Patrix on Nov 23, 2013 at 19:01:44
“Most likely because it was an immigrant run business. Less likely to be armed, have security, or cooperate with police. Unless you murder someone that is. They probably just figured it'd be an easy mark.”
MAX13722 on Nov 23, 2013 at 17:57:28
“Yeah I'm pretty sure it was targeted. Those places can charge anywhere from $25-10 a person if they're good, so they bring in a lot of money”
tiredofthesameoldstuff on Nov 23, 2013 at 17:41:57
“Perhaps they didn't think any of the customers would be carrying a gun in their purses?”
“Californians screwed themselves over with Prop 13, their educational system went from no 1 in the U.S. to 36. But that's exactly what Californians wanted. Pete Wilson, governor of California back in the 90s tried to take this message to the rest of the country when he ran for President on the platform of reducing the cost of education, the rest of the country quickly turned him down.”
UncleDaKine on Nov 16, 2013 at 04:25:51
“tonyjim... the whole austerity thing, and rising education costs, and making state parks more 'self-sustaining', more privatization of the common good... et al... were all 'spear-headed' with Ronald Reagan as Governor.... He was beta-testing the "Reagan Revolution" in preparation for tryin' it on the Nation... Reagan never really liked students, that was evident with the things he said during the UCBerkely "Free-Speech" Movement of the 60's... (I was there)!!!”
“"Free Stuff" Like Bill O'Riely's People want stuff?
What is the free stuff they are talking about?
Is it the stuff from stars, dust that settles and creates planets and life?
Is the stuff something manufactured?
Is it something abstract, an idea, nothing concrete at all?
Do people want free ideas? Is that the free stuff she's talking about?
Stuff called freedom maybe? And are these free ideas placing the U.S. in debt?
Or is the free stuff just GOP code for some fiction of what liberals and progressives want without defining it.
I got no idea what she's talking about. And OMG she was almost VP of the U.S.”
“It's beginning to look like there are two Israels: The elected Government and those rogue shadowy elements imposing their views on politics.”
mitchd1040 on Nov 6, 2013 at 15:22:44
“That's if the Israeli's did it. I think the regime in Syria had more motive to go along with their more aggressive interventionist foreign policy. As far as we know, Syria is the only actor in the region killing heads of state to avoid a peace deal at the time. Syria has a hard time explaining their ridiculous police state without a state of constant conflict in lebanon, isreal, and palastine. I can't say I'm very sad that Syria has been torn apart considering their known role in causing bloodshed within their neighbors borders.”
“Since the 90s?!
1989 California Bans assault weapons
Crime Control Act of 1990
1994 The Brady Hand Gun Prevention Act”
philinmedford on Oct 30, 2013 at 20:04:06
“Compared with 1993, the peak of U.S. gun homicides, the firearm homicide rate was 49% lower in 2010, and there were fewer deaths, even though the nation’s population grew. The victimization rate for other violent crimes with a firearm—assaults, robberies and sex crimes—was 75% lower in 2011 than in 1993. Violent non-fatal crime victimization overall (with or without a firearm) also is down markedly (72%) over two decades."
Nationwide, the "assault weapon" ban was allowed to end, concealed weapon carry became prevalent and people bought more firearms than ever before. So there goes your arguments, right down the tube.”
“600K people in Vermont?????
Only 42% gun owners?????
No. of Gun owners in California is 23% is 8,740,000 gun owners in California
California Gun Murders in in 1999 over 5500
California Gun Murders in 2010 2900
A drop of 53%
Pop of California in 1999 33 Million
Pop of California in 2010 37 Million
Population increases and gun murders went down to 56%
And of course people who bring up the murder statistics avoid the main one which is deaths due to injury by firearms. In that California and Vermont are equal.”
philinmedford on Oct 30, 2013 at 00:33:39
“So you don't know what ratio means. Have someone explain it to you.
All you did is prove that with increased gun ownership, violent crime by firearms and murder has decreased in EVERY state since the 90's.”
“"Gun control is not really about gun control, it's about people control..." What!?
We don't have laws to control an inanimate object, we have laws that either prevent our use or curtail our us of inanimate objects.
"The right to bear arms exists primarily so the citizenry can protect itself against its own government."
Protect ourselves from a government with WMDs and nuclear weapons. Rising up against a tyrannical government or the size and one that dominates the world is a ship that has sailed a long time ago.”