User Profile: Apologist JD

Apologist JD

Member Since: December 07, 2011

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  • April 17, 2014 at 1:58pm

    Make an ad out of this one:
    After all, it’s all about the kids. If we only save one, it will be worth it, right?

  • April 15, 2014 at 1:17pm

    While some part of me is inclined to agree with you Woodyee, politics is a market system. If we collectively demanded something different, we would get it. The reality is, collectively speaking, we deserve every bit of it for the way we’ve voted and the amount of oversight we’ve exercised over our elected officials. It’s just scapegoating to pretend that this is the government’s fault when the government is nothing more than our own collective reflection.

  • April 11, 2014 at 3:16pm

    It warns the accomplices, right?

  • April 11, 2014 at 3:16pm

    This thread is dead on. As rally points out, shots anywhere other than the person who deserves it are dangerous. It also emboldens some attackers since they interpret a warning shot as an admission that you don’t have the guts to actually shoot them.

  • April 11, 2014 at 11:29am

    I find it a bit ironic that people get so upset about the notion that Satan is a fallen angel and the brother of Jesus, and cite this as proof that Mormons aren’t Christian. Admittedly, C.S. Lewis isn’t the supreme arbiter of Christianity, but he reached the same conclusion in a little book he wrote entitled…wait for it…Mere Christianity. I also find it funny that failure to believe in the Trinity is cited as further proof that Mormons don’t believe in the New Testament Jesus. The doctrine of the Trinity isn’t found in the Bible and no normal person giving it a fair read would come up with that doctrine, despite a few instances of Jesus referring to Himself and the Father as one (if I said that about my team in a sport, nobody would assume that meant we were all merged into some incomprehensible conglomerate – which reminds me of Paul’s counsel to the Corinthians to quit worshiping the unknown god and worship the true God, anyway, I digress). The doctrine of the Trinity comes long after the Bible and was the political solution of a pagan looking to unify the people under his rule who disagreed about mono or polytheism. This, of course, coming after the orthodox sects declared that God no longer speaks to man, so this is clearly uninspired doctrine under their own terms.

  • April 9, 2014 at 12:40pm

    Warning shots are a bad idea. It reinforces the thought in the intruder’s mind that you don’t actually have the guts to shoot him, and thus emboldens him. There’s also the risk of injury to innocent bystanders anytime you fire, so it’s best not to fire unless it’s at your target. No warnings, if a shot is needed, aim torso first, then head if they’re still a threat.

  • April 9, 2014 at 10:28am

    Seems like the obvious solution is to move out of the disaster that is CA. I understand people who depend on their job for their livelihood staying in stupid places until they can find a job elsewhere, but if she’s retired, why doesn’t she move to someplace that makes a token effort at appearing free? Maybe their retirement plans require you to stay. Tyrants hate when their people can just leave.

  • April 7, 2014 at 2:35pm

    Public executions might expedite the process, which is frankly deserved for this level of subversion of our system of government. If this isn’t resolved swiftly and decisively (and it already hasn’t been), this is the end of any semblance of government legitimacy.

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  • April 3, 2014 at 11:41am

    Social science research shows that traumatic events cause more mental and emotional damage when people aren’t exposed culturally to coping mechanisms. If there’s no exposure to something and you never see how people deal with a particular issue, when you are faced with it it tends to cause more problems than if you are taught how to cope by exposure to people in similar situations. It’s no wonder then, that since we (as a society generally), live in abject fear and denial of death generally, and justified violence, we avoid them and by so doing, avoid helping people prepare mentally for the struggles that come from taking lives and seeing death in a combat situation. Without the exposure to it, people can’t cope when they have to deal with it.

  • April 3, 2014 at 11:32am

    Solution? Kick the UN out. If this isn’t proof positive that it has no legitimacy, I don’t know what would be.

  • April 3, 2014 at 11:13am

    Does anyone else see the contradiction here? Piers thinks only the military should have guns. Well guess what genius, this guy was military, so even in your utopia, this still happens. If more people on a MILITARY base were carrying, the body/injury count is lower. This actually proves the gun lobby’s argument that you can’t prevent nutjobs from hurting people, but you can limit the damage with resistance.

  • April 2, 2014 at 6:27pm

    Help me explain the claim that there wasn’t a hard sell. It seems like getting penalized thousands of dollars for not buying something is about as hard of a sell as there is. The Kirby vacuum guys would wet themselves if they could shake people down like this. It just seems horribly disingenuous to claim that there was no hard sell when you use the force of the federal government to force people to buy something. I suppose nobody put a gun to anyone’s head, yet, but that’s about the only way I can think of to make the sell harder!

  • April 2, 2014 at 10:51am

    Does this mean if I paint black and white stripes on myself and my home, progressives and government types (ya know, blood sucking insects) will leave me alone?

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  • March 26, 2014 at 2:42pm

    At the risk of starting the age old argument, shot placement matters more than caliber, especially if you’re using hollow points. I carry 9mm, which I know isn’t near as awesome as .45 or even .40, but I can comfortably carry a double stack mag with 15 or 17 rounds, which appeals to me if I have to take on multiples, and I haven’t found a larger caliber gun with that size of mag, unless it’s massive. The story didn’t say what caliber he was shooting did it?

  • March 18, 2014 at 2:16pm

    Nor should he be afraid. He knows we are afraid so he’s going to continue dominating us like an alpha male.

  • March 14, 2014 at 4:57pm

    Your fears are already the case. The way some prosecutors would view this is that you are legally justified only so long as there is a threat to your life or someone else’s life. Once the person is down and incapacitated (dead or not), if you continue firing they will take that as evidence that you weren’t simply trying to protect yourself, but that you demonstrated reckless indifference toward human life, and then you’re looking at desecration of a corpse or manslaughter, depending on circumstances.
    This of course depends on where you live, which is why I think people who live in blue states are nuts. It’s all about prosecutorial discretion in how they view the facts of the case, so you need to live somewhere where the prosecutors are sane, which means the people hiring/appointing them are likewise sane.

  • March 14, 2014 at 1:51pm

    @ JohnD
    You know that FLDS and LDS (Mormon) are different things, right? Nobody is reporting on FLDS forced marriages because that was a hot issue 3-4 years ago when Warren Jeffs was arrested and their compound raided.
    This is a curious thread also because I recall reading about the Lee/Reid story last night on the Blaze. And BTW, as dirty as I think Reid is, you should do some research about the guy making the accusations on this one, because he has accused lots of people of lots of things with no substance because he’s going down in flames and has a pathological need for public spotlight.

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  • March 12, 2014 at 2:03pm

    If these people are really worth more than they’re getting paid, why don’t they negotiate higher pay or seek a new job that will pay what they’re worth? Your distinction between “true” managers and executives and the others listed is unpersuasive. Why isn’t a person managing a fast food restaurant really a manager? Because they don’t wear a suit to work? The regs already state that titles don’t matter but the actual work they perform does, so please don’t claim that they aren’t really doing management work, because if that’s true, no changes are required to current regs.

  • March 12, 2014 at 1:59pm

    Be careful with your analysis of the Maine min. wage. The state’s law can say whatever it wants, but federal law preempts state law when they are in conflict, so if Obama raises the min wageto 10.10, you have to pay that, even if Maine says otherwise. Not saying this is constitutional, just the reality today.
    P.S. This is NOT legal advice!