Facebook Wants To Block Illegal Gun Sales
He's not saying that. What he's saying is that it's hypocritical for politicians (and their minions) to have armed guards, and for us peons to not have the same means to protect ourselves. Even if all guns were confiscated, criminals would still have guns. That's why they're criminals - they don't obey the law.
I've always thought that somebody who has their own armed guards (politicians, celebrities, sports stars, etc) speaking out against firearms was hypocrisy to the extreme.
Oh, why do nearly all of the Federal agencies have their own armed officers now? Why have they been buying millions of rounds of hollow point ammunition? Why have they been buying sniper ammunition? Why does an FDA agent need a firearm? How long before they decide that they're the only ones who have firearms. Hmmm?
Stay in your country if you like it so much, and stay out of our discussions. You don't vote here.
Low-Protein Diet May Extend Lifespan
What good is it to live a long time if you can't eat what you like to eat?
The four basic food groups are good enough for me - caffeine, nicotine, bacon, and pussy. Without those, life has very little meaning.
Government Accuses Sprint of Overcharging For Wiretapping Expenses
I just love it when one crook accuses another crook of being crooked.
As George Carlin would say, "Now THAT'S entertainment!"
The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"
I buy green coffee beans for about $6 a pound. Then I roast them to perfection (or what I like). When I want coffee I grind what I need and brew it - using a French press for one cup or using an 8-cup brewer for more than one cup. I make my coffee stronger than most people do, but it still averages about 10 cents per cup.
With K-cups you never know how old the coffee is or where it came from. I've had some that was delicious, but a lot that was yuck. I just kept quiet and never insulted the machine's owner.
Apple Urges Arizona Governor To Veto Anti-Gay Legislation
How about instead of flying off the handle, why don't you read the damned law first and see for yourself what it says and what it actually does?
Then read the article at this site:
US War Machine Downsizing?
If I remember correctly, I think it was called "The Fall of the Roman Empire".
Ghostwriter Reveals the Secret Life of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange
He's fully qualified to hold elective office.
Internet Shutdown Adds To Venezuela's Woes
Whatever the system of government, the best thing to limit corruption is a free and unbiased press. Any form of government is subject to getting out of hand and/or being corrupted.
Governments have long known how to stifle the press, and they're learning now how to stifle even communication between people who are using the internet.
The main problem we have here in the U.S. is corruption - at all levels of government. We don't even have real Capitalism; we have crony Capitalism, and I personally lay the blame at the feet of the press. They just won't hold anybody accountable who is on their side politically. Our republic is long gone and we may never see it again.
TSA: Confiscating Aluminum Foil and Watching Out For Solar Powered Bombs
Your smoke alarm, sprinkler system, seat belts, airbags, helmets, life insurance, condoms, life preserver, safety vest, and Depends have not violated anyone's Fourth Amendment rights.
I bet your Depends have kept your bed dry.
THIS is the question you need to ponder, "Has the U.S. government violated our rights in the name of (perceived) safety?"
California Fights Drought With Data and Psychology, Yielding 5% Usage Reduction
California could start by restricting water usage on golf courses, like that lush soggy one Obama played on last time he was there. Talk about some more equal than others!
Obama To Ask For $1 Billion Climate Change Fund
He has a pen and a phone.
Your 60-Hour Work Week Is Not a Badge of Honor
I don't get overtime pay, but I do get "incentive" pay for anything over 32 hours per week. Since my job can't be done in bad weather, I kinda like having my base salary during those slow times. In good weather I can double my pay with only a little bit more effort.
I like to joke that I'm paid twice a month weakly. I'll never make what I think I'm worth; it would drain the Federal Reserve Bank!
Under Armour/Lockheed Suit Blamed For US Skating Performance
Although this year's Winter Olympics are being held in a relatively warm place, most Winter Olympics are held in places that are way too cold for nudity. The male athletes would protest mightily about their perceived size.
Putting the Next Generation of Brains In Danger
Well, it's nice to see CNN finally catching up. Most news outlets I listen to have been telling us about these dangerous chemicals for years.
Can Electric Current Make People Better At Math?
No, but drinking beer can make you smarter.
It made Bud wiser!!
No joke like an old joke.
Oldest Known Star In the Universe Discovered
I thought William Shatner was the oldest star.
How Russia Transformed a Subtropical Beach Resort To Host the Winter Olympics
It would be easier to comprehend and your case would be much stronger if you used decimal points instead of commas, and commas instead of decimal points. If we can't all agree on such a simple thing as decimal points vs commas, then we'll never get everybody aboard the SI system.
1km = 1000m = 100.000cm
is always better as
1km = 1000m = 100,000cm
But . . . . each to his own.
Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!
You go with beta and eventually end classic, and I leave Slashdot.
If I want news from a poorly designed news website, I'll go to something like al.com. It's one of many poorly designed news sites. I KNOW where I'm at - I don't need a banner at the top of the page telling me that. And it would be nice if all the comments weren't crowded over on the left side of the page leaving nothing but unused white space on the right. Can't anybody at Slashdot get it right?!?
I could go on for a while, but I'd be wasting my time. Y'all are a lot like a city council wanting input from the public when you've already made up your mind. No thanks. I can get that from politicians - I don't need it here.
HealthCare.gov Can't Handle Appeals of Errors
Best to scrap the whole thing, law and all, and start over. And this time please don't leave it up to a community organizer and his gang.
Through a Face Scanner Darkly
I usually say something like, "I remember your name, but I can't force myself to remember your face." Breaks the ice every time.
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