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  1. 10 points
    Interesting how "life" is defined by these folks as a "heartbeat" at this point, but "not alive" is measured by brain activity. If you have to terminate a pregnancy at the 20th week, it's usually because there is no (or will be no) brain activity, but women have been forced to carry a non-viable fetus for several days/weeks because it is "alive." These morons should first agree on a definition of "life" that covers the whole span. If a heartbeat (don't even get me started on what that zygote really has at 4 weeks past fertilization) is the definition of alive, then we can stop learning CPR and dispose of all defibrillators. They're already dead, so you just have to call it when the heart stops. If you pound on someone's chest, or shock them, after their heart stops, then you should be charged with mutilating a corpse.
  2. 7 points
    Initially. If all guns must be registered and accounted for cradle to grave, then when the police come across a gun that is not registered; they confiscate and smelt it. There will always be the "survivalist" mentality of keeping their guns locked away - in case. But, they would be locked away. It would take time, but as you say, "It's an entry point." If the NRA had a brain in their head, they would realize the amount of money they could make in education, training, etc. instead of "The libs are coming after your 2nd amendment rights!!!" I joined the NRA for one year back in the mid-80's. They must have spent ten times as much sending me fliers of fear a couple of times a month. And, we were done. Ya know, my plan is no different than what we had in the military, cradle to grave responsibility, proper training, maintenance and storage, personal accountability, no walking around base with a weapon on your hip, etc. I really don't see what the big deal is migrating that to a civilian populace.
  3. 7 points
    I also blame Newt for the first blatant telling of lies and starting the trend that it was somehow 'OK'. When confronted by a reporter during an interview with something that he said - it was patently false and the reporter outed him on it. Newt said something to the effect of "This is what our people believe." I was disturbed as was the reporter at the time. Honesty used to be a thing. Now we just openly lie and then double down on it when confronted.
  4. 6 points
    I suspect people who object to "Black Lives Matter" are subconsciously (or intentionally) adding in a word that isn't there, they think it means "Only Black Lives Matter". Of course that isn't what the expression says, or means. It does not mean "white lives don't matter", or "blue lives don't matter", or any other group of people anyone might care to reference. It isn't necessary to state "white lives matter" or "blue lives matter" because they have always mattered, at least in the US. It is necessary to proclaim that Black Lives Matter, because so much US history has emphatically stated that black lives don't matter.
  5. 6 points
    If you cannot understand the difference between "some impact" and "eliminated all mass shootings" then there really is no sense for you to participate in adult conversations.
  6. 6 points
    The only thing we know for sure is that whatever would have happened here, you would have blamed the Dem's....Suppose the Fed did nothing and SVB's collapse spurred bank-runs that tanked other small/mid-sized banks. You'd have been on here skewering Biden for not shoring up the financial system. Your one guiding ideology is 'Dem's Suck' and that makes it hard to take your schtick too seriously.
  7. 5 points
    Evening, Jerry. I know what everyone meant, but it was getting close to being mean-spirited with the T's & P's stuff. It's how they grieve. I'm really angry about this one. It's going to be a political bullshit volley of weapons vs. the child was a trans, Biden calling for an Assault weapons ban INSTEAD of both aisles developing a Gun Owner Responsibility Bill. We have the money for TSA which is a joke, but not money to secure our children in school. It's all theater. Keith
  8. 5 points
    Woke means no long willing to put up with right wing crap.
  9. 5 points
    Brent's given up posting the links to his source material, because he doesn't read them and knows that we do. Too risky for him, he's been owned by his own links too many times already
  10. 5 points
    No what the Ds say about Trump's Tax cuts is that they lowered revenues and increased the deficit and that only absolute morons would believe in "trickle down economics."
  11. 5 points
    I find it interesting that the "well regulated" portion is continually dismissed, refused, misconstrued, or flat out ignored and argued over.
  12. 5 points
    That's the fallacy. Regulation != Infringing on Rights. One can still own guns; but rights and ownership come with responsibility. It would be nice if we didn't have to regulate people regarding guns, but as long as they're going to be irresponsible, then regulations will need to be emplaced. Somehow, I'm of the opinion that killing kids in schools is not equal to responsible.
  13. 5 points
    Negative. The needn't accept the subject. Anytime you seek to learn a thing, that the thing is a subject is manifest. No, for your purposes they must first accept the proposition as true. All you want to do is finish the job. Try as we all do, you will never see the fallacy of your method. No matter, I forgive you for you know not what you do.
  14. 5 points
    Religious bigots are making a choice with tragic consequences by living a life of hatred, hypocrisy, and moral failing when they will simply be plunged into nothingness after death. If their magical spaghetti monster did exist and there was life after death they would find their messiah waiting at the pearly gates to throw them out of the kingdom for being such terrible hateful people. The Jesus depicted in the bible accepted prostitutes and outcasts, and wasn't afraid to beat the asses of hypocrites on the temple steps. Most of you "religious" folks wouldn't stand a chance.
  15. 4 points
    At the end of the day, Donald Trump is just a private citizen and a former government employee who allegedly committed crimes. The facts will lock him up or set him free. All the people who are weeping and gnashing teeth over his indictment give me the mental image of the woman with a black eye and knocked out tooth who defends the man who just punched her in the face.
  16. 4 points
    Joking about racist murderers really brings out your best side.
  17. 4 points
    The point IS: Every state that has enacted permit-less (open carry) has had a mass school shooting in less than a year after it passed. The point IS: There is NO criteria restricting the use of carrying any specific type of weapon. Once its open carry; you can carry anything, cause ya know its your fuckin right to off children. And, before you start the looky looky, ban assault weapons - that is a silly premise. Every weapon is an assault weapon. It's what they were designed to do. Assault. Until America wakes the fuck up and realizes we need owner responsibility that is mandated (because God knows your fucking freedom is more important than a child's life) And, the dems will decry the almighty AR-15 or repeal the 2nd which will only raise more fucking money and the reps will blame trans and every fucking thing else until more children are fucking dead. Rinse. Repeat. How many times are we going to let this record skip before we change the tune. That's the fucking point. A complete Gun Owner's Responsibility Bill. Ownership tracking from cradle to grave, weapon education and recurrency, proper storage, 10 years for use of a gun in the commission of a crime (bet domestic violence with a gun would go way down), etc. etc. we can discuss it more with the next fucking school shooting, cause ya know . . . we'd rather spend more time typing on SC than spending a few minutes writing in the text box to our congressional and senatorial leadership. Get it, now?
  18. 4 points
    You got that right. I've been waiting to take on a 20 year Army Ranger just to show him how a real man pisses his pants.
  19. 4 points
    In a fairly groundbreaking case, the parents of the Oxford shooter (Ethan Crumbley) are being charged with involuntary manslaughter for providing their troubled and violent son access to weapons, and not getting him help when he showed signs that he would become violent. A few days before the shooting, teachers at Crumbley's school found a drawing of someone shooting guns with the caption "The thoughts won’t stop help me" . Teachers showed this to his parents and told them to get him counseling within 48 hours. They did not, and further they purchased new weapons and left them in unlocked storage. Crumbley also brought live ammunition to school to show to his classmates, and brought in a severed bird head to show as well. He also posted the (by-now usual) threats on social media. This will be an interesting case, since the "well, why punish responsible gun owners?" argument won't fly here - but at the same time, gun enthusiasts will likely be aghast at the idea that they could be held responsible for not securing their weapons against a known risk.
  20. 4 points
    Wow. That is surprising! Who would have thought that our American Taliban party, the party of alternative facts, the party that widely endorsed a failed insurrection would be shunned by a group of people that generally have post high school educations in science and math, and experience with critical thinking. But hey, you have Hobby Lobby and the My Pillow guy right?
  21. 4 points
    I’m hearing that Tom’s scope has been fixed and is up and running.
  22. 4 points
    So as long as there are minority miscreants, then "good people like you" don't have to do anything, is that it? Bullshit. If we're seeing an increase in hate crimes, then maybe we should look at that, and not focus first on whether every.single.potential.victim is as pure as the driven snow. And, again, saying that boat people dying makes up for it is also bullshit. It's like saying that gun fatalities are more justifiable than car fatalities, because guns are a right, and cars are a privilege. It's complete and utter bullshit. Wendy P.
  23. 4 points
    How to break an anti-woke brain: Author Bethany Mandel wrote a book on the evil woke indoctrination that is going on in this country. During an interview to promote her book, Mandel claimed that "only seven percent of Americans consider themselves very liberal, and probably fewer consider themselves woke." The interviewer then asked a simple question. "What does that mean to you? Would you mind defining 'woke' because this has come up a couple times, and I just want to make sure we are on the same page." Now remember, this is a conservative who wrote a BOOK about woke indoctrination. Her answer: "So . . . I mean . . . woke is . . .sort of . . . the idea that . . .uh . . .I . . .this is going to be one of those moments that goes viral . . .I mean, woke is something that is very hard to define, I spent an entire chapter defining it . . . it is sort of the understanding that we need to retotal . . totally reimagine and rean . . re . . . reduce society in order to create hierarchies of oppression . . . um . . . sorry . . .it's hard to explain in a 15 second soundbite." (At that point she had been trying to define it for 40 seconds.) And there are a few possibilities for this unusual reply. 1) She's a moron, and can't even put basic concepts into words. Unlikely, since she did just write a book. 2) She really has no idea what "woke" means. "Reduce society to create hierarchies of oppression?" That sounds like the word salad that Miss Teen South Carolina might give when asked about educational problems in America. Again unlikely because she did write a book about it, and even a minimally intelligent author is going to have access to a dictionary. 3) (most likely) Because when she started to formulate her answer, the things that came to the front of her mind were things she couldn't say on the air. "Well, it's letting the gays have their own . . . can't say that. Hmm. And it's teaching people that blacks were oppressed in the past . . gonna look like a racist if I say that. It's letting kids watch trans . . . . dang, the last interviewer hammered me on that because I said I liked M*A*S*H. I can't give the real definition, because I'm not going to sell any books that way. I need dog whistles! But I can't think of any! DAMN YOU INTERVIEWER!"
  24. 4 points
    But it's understandable, right? After all, their parents were taught that hiding under a school desk was useful during a nuclear attack. To your larger point, the problem is the illusion that these things are manageable as a matter of societal policy that promotes more personal protection over mitigating the risk. We do not need bullet proof school back packs or school bus windows, we need bullet proof policies that promote an ethos that guns are the problem. We do not need to vilify guns; we need to not glorify guns. Perhaps, following the lead of cigarettes advertising, the box should have pictures of shooting victims not smiling hunters. True or not, we've allowed ourselves to be trained that cars aren't the problem, speeding in school zones is the problem. As far as I know there is no mention of either in the Constitution but we've worked that out reasonably. We can do the same with guns if the never give an inch crowd could just see giving an inch before it's their kid.
  25. 4 points
    In most national parks there are serious fines for feeding wildlife. Those laws are intended to prevent wildlife from associating food with people. Thus endangering both. Should there not be an internet forum law. Prohibiting the feeding of trolls. Who would become accustomed to engagement. When trolls should rightly stick to the deep warrens where their kin and ideas inhabit?
  26. 4 points
    So it's OK to bail out multi-millionaire investors from bad decisions, but forgiving a student loan is socialism that will destroy the country. "Where you stand depends upon where you sit"; Miles' Law.
  27. 4 points
    When tax cuts are given out to wealthy Americans, do politicians worry that those people will waste the money? Or do they just let the free market decide how the money will be spent.
  28. 4 points
    Not particularly controversial, but for you, Ryoder... The Dude Abides Wendy P.
  29. 4 points
    So I guess when they come up with a methane powered jump plane, the skydivers can provide the fuel on the way to altitude.
  30. 4 points
    Many Christians, Muslims, and other religious types judge and spread hate because of peoples sexuality. Here is the math on that... Hate, casting judgement, holding prejudices is a willful reprehensible choice, it is immoral. Owning your own sexuality is not. So if you are a religious type who willfully acts in terrible ways to other people simply because they are being their own true selves then I will judge and hate you for being an overall shitty human being. I don't hate people for being religious, I hate certain people for their actions. Big difference!
  31. 3 points
    Well, to his credit, this is the first time he's won the popular vote!
  32. 3 points
    I'm increasingly disinclined to allow any distance between those two positions. If you're willing to appeal to and align yourselves with Nazis in order to gain power, is there much practical difference in being a true believer? I say nah.
  33. 3 points
    USA appears to be the only country on the planet willing to supply innocent virgin life the some sort of a god to "protect" them with the deaths of those sacrificed. Sounds like it came from religion. Are we living in Zardoz? "The gun is good, the penis is evil." Now we must sacrifice more children to Zardoz. NEXT! I am never going to understand how America moves backwards. Life expectancy is shortening, we have no proper medical care, we sacrifice innocent children to gods of guns, flat out ignorance regarding deadly health issues, and we clearly we prefer hate to love. We are not a land of freedom, we are a land of violence and hatred. It's disgusting. More so to see people actually embrace it. USA IS a third world country. WE are the shithole country our previous traitor President referred to. What happened?
  34. 3 points
    I understand. Please understand there's "many a" Democrat, gun-toting, Christian. As long as we continue to point at who's saying it rather than why we need it _as a nation_ and get both aisles to sit the fuck down and talk with each other and not at each other. Nothing. We been talking about this logically for years now, but our politicians are just fucking inept. Both of ours.
  35. 3 points
    Its a religious school. They've got LOTS of prayers. Not sure about the 'thoughts', but prayers aren't a problem there. From the story: Apparently we've gone from 'I never thought this could happen' to 'I never thought it could happen to ME'.
  36. 3 points
    They countries involved should tell Russia they will start adhering to that agreement, after Russia starts adhering to the Budapest Memorandum.
  37. 3 points
    Sorry kid dont take me too seriously. I thought that the comment was funny…
  38. 3 points
    I am standing firm as a reformed conservative who actually values personal liberties, doesn't base my politics on fictional writings, and holds firm to values such as intellectual honesty, and the fair and consistent application of the law. Not sure how I should label myself though.
  39. 3 points
    Is that like using “woke?” Wendy P.
  40. 3 points
    That's literally you. The US is a democracy. It is a perfect fit for both the definition of a democracy and for the popular understanding of the word. The US Government source you quoted explaining that the US is a particular type of democracy does not make it not a democracy. You are pushing a semantic argument that is both pedantic and wrong.
  41. 3 points
    Stock is up almost 6,000% all time. Sounds like being woke is good for business.
  42. 3 points
    Troll King appears to be back: but "You've chosen to ignore content by Slim King."
  43. 3 points
    As ever, you are projecting. Your ethos is getting yours whilst the getting is good. The idea that someone might act in a manner that is in some degree adverse to their situation is anathema to your world view. Tobacco stocks are winners historically but I wouldn’t own a share, would you? Do you or have you? Same with your gun addiction. There could never be too many school shootings or any other societal offense to where you’d give an inch. And it’s not because of a strongly held constitutional principle, no matter your claims to the contrary. It’s because you like your guns and what is good for you is what is most important. It’s how you roll. Others roll differently but for you it’s just another unintelligible language you never took time to understand.
  44. 3 points
    A wise judge once said, "sometimes a lawsuit is just a press release with a filing fee."
  45. 3 points
    Most frustrating is that we are past two years and two months since Trump absolutely and certainly attempted to overthrow our government by suborning an insurrection that caused the deaths of Americans and we haven't so much as cancelled his paper delivery much less something as basic as bringing him in for a few questions. No, not at all, instead we let him run again for President on a platform that is essentially you ain't seen nothing yet. I get it that patience has never been one of my core strengths but goddamnit, it's time to shit or get off the pot. I had high hopes for Garland but now I see him as one of those guys who have velcro shoe closures because tying a bow is just too much of a decision. Yes, Jack Smith looks mean and we're supposed to be giddy because he has the reputation of being a hunter. But as any real hunter knows it ain't meat until it's in the pan and the reality is that every shot isn't a kill shot. On occasion you need to finish the hunt later. The bottom line is that it most certainly can get to where it's too late to make the right decision. Sometimes it gets to where it's time to do something even if it's wrong. If it's not yet that time it ain't far from it.
  46. 3 points
    Ulis on TV. I really don’t like this lawsuit. It’s my opinion that a DNA recovery specialist needed to make the initial request. I think if a credentialed DNA lab sent in a request (non-FOIA) to try and recover DNA from a particular spot on Cooper’s tie that the FBI perhaps would have granted the request. Or at least have Tom make the request since there is already precedent for him having access. Eric is just a random dude to them, of course they aren’t going to give him access, especially when he didn’t have someone lined up already. I advised him on a FB Live a month or so ago that his lawsuit would carry a lot more weight if the DNA lab was part of the suit. I’m concerned that suing the FBI is just going to piss them off and that we’ll never get access again.
  47. 3 points
    Tablets. Allow me to expand. Gen Z is the first generation to have the world in their hands. Gen Z doesn't need to be taught; they know how to learn. Curriculum - of course, but the instructional methodology needs to be adjusted to adaptive learning. They need to be challenged on subjects. One of them says something and to their devices they go. And, they saturate themselves on the subject in a short period of time. As far as social rules. They have it wrapped up by the age of ten. The little one knew racism was bad. Her friends know racism is bad. They know about gender identification. My little one knows more about chromosomes than most 40 year old men. They accept others for their differences. More than any other generation. There was a time when previous generations made fun of the physically or mentally challenged. Not this generation. It is inspiring to see a physically or mentally challenged kid pull up in a car. They don't stand there and watch, They don't jeer. They go over and help. One of them grabs the books, the other grabs their lunch, another the wheelchair and they talk with the child - all the way to class. If they are well-versed in racism, gender identification, etc. they really don't need some adult less versed in the subject telling them what they need to know. They get it. They get it more than any other generation. Preaching to them ad nauseum about gender identification is about as effective as an undergraduate trying to show Kallend how smart they are in physics. They get it. They get it more than any other generation.
  48. 3 points
    I think it was the "some of my good friends are black" card
  49. 3 points
    You're mistaken.
  50. 3 points
    I was baptized Anglican, almost as corrupt. The point is that arguing about the meaning of the bible, whatever version you chose, is pointless. I try not to poke fun or point out the ridiculousness of your and Ron's and anyone else's supernatural beliefs because it is pointless as well. What I do is point out that they are all equally false. Sometimes I do fail. I don't object to christian beliefs, I object to christians thinking and behaving as if their belief system should dominate in the public sphere just because they have higher numbers than others. I don't really care what the bible says about morality, I have my own moral values and they are not offended by the idea of consenting adults enjoying sex acts with each other. Even if those acts have no chance of furthering procreation.
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