User Profile: Apologist JD

Apologist JD

Member Since: December 07, 2011

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  • [57] December 18, 2014 at 4:50pm

    “Monis, who came from Iran in 1996, had permanent residency in Australia, was getting welfare payments and obtained a gun license, The Age reported.”
    Sounds like a great reason to end welfare, which is better described as state-sanctioned and perpetrated theft.
    Typical that they’d think the solution is more gun control. Doesn’t seem to have worked, does it? Spend 5 minutes thinking about security and it’s obvious the solution is more guns, not fewer.

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  • [201] December 18, 2014 at 4:43pm

    Exactly. Just make a new page, tell the old guy not to make posts about your store, and move on. If the account is named after the store, old owner should quit using it to avoid trademark infringement, but I don’t see why he should have to hand it over. If the new owner wanted it so badly, he should have written that into the purchase agreement for the business.

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  • [1] December 18, 2014 at 2:09pm

    Good for her. Safer just to have a sidearm and when he looks away to cut the phone lines, put 2 or 3 in his skull.

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  • [2] December 16, 2014 at 4:29pm

    And now all three of them have more time to spend with their family and hugging trees! Yes, I’ve actually heard them advance this argument as a positive aspect of the part time economy.

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  • [6] December 16, 2014 at 4:26pm

    Hey, it might be about 3 am in America. Depending on whom we elect in 2016, things might be on the verge of getting brighter! We had to go through Carter to get Reagan!

  • [34] December 16, 2014 at 2:58pm

    You took the words right out of my mouth! I really don’t think this guy is angling for despotism, but I think he’s a tool for those that do. No governmental entity should ever have greater firepower than those they “serve.”

  • [1] December 16, 2014 at 2:47pm

    Zappa,
    I’m familiar with the FBI active shooter report. The FBI agents I work with agree that it’s of limited value for determining how valuable armed citizens are. Consider that the overwhelming majority of active shooter situations occur in gun-free zones, and they also tend to happen in jurisdictions with tighter gun restrictions and lower gun ownership. The FBI report illustrates simply that efforts to create sitting duck zones are effective at ensuring large gatherings of defenseless people. They are not useful for establishing the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of armed citizens. I’d be interested to see their stats if they calculated how many shootings were stopped by armed citizens, when an armed citizen is present. To use the existing report to claim that good guys with guns aren’t the solution is like arguing that we should quit researching cures for cancer, because almost nobody is currently cured by cancer vaccines.
    Further, you cite their statistic about the shooters typically ending their own lives, etc. What the aggregated numbers fail to show, but case studies make abundantly clear is that shooters take their own lives or run frequently because they face resistance. Not always, but often, a good guy with a gun is the reason the shooting stops, even if the good guy never actually opens fire.
    I don’t dispute that unarmed civilians often stop the shooters, and good for them. But they do so by incurring incredible risk due to lack of more effective means.

  • [9] December 16, 2014 at 2:33pm

    Good thing she didn’t use a switch! Just ask Adrian Peterson!

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  • [22] December 16, 2014 at 12:29pm

    “These people don’t know me personally, so I don’t know why they would do this with such vengeance. This seems like a very personal attack.”
    Poor guy. You’ve disrupted the alternate reality the liberals have built for themselves. They hate when it’s scrutinized because they’ve put so much effort into self-delusion and then you knock down everything they’ve built up with a few intelligent points. When the left talks about open-mindedness and tolerance, there’s an implicit caveat: so long as you think what I do.

  • [14] December 16, 2014 at 12:19pm

    This is impossible. This story makes it sound like a good guy with a gun stopped a bad guy with a gun, but Nanny Bloomberg told me that guns are always bad and only evil people have them. The non-robber should be arrested and put in prison for the absolute horror he inflicted and all the children’s lives he put at risk, cause his gun is likely to kill kids too.

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  • [4] December 16, 2014 at 12:16pm

    Good point, Afghanistan needs to repeal their Second Amendment too, right? If it weren’t for civilians using military weapons, this couldn’t have happened. Did I get the typical liberal half-thought-out argument right?

  • [13] December 15, 2014 at 7:23pm

    It’s probably racist too.

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  • [6] December 15, 2014 at 2:24pm

    I’m afraid that they’ll affect about as much change as Ron Paul managed to, and that’s true even within the Republican Party. Until the GOP actually fears for its existence, it will tolerate these kinds at best, and given opportunity, they’ll cannibalize them.

  • [3] December 15, 2014 at 2:19pm

    I actually do think private citizens ought to be able to own tanks and cruise missiles. At the time of the Second Amendment, the citizens owned the latest state of the art weaponry and there wasn’t mass mayhem. In fact, we owe our independence, and all free people everywhere owe their freedom, to the fact that they had the equivalent of tanks and cruise missiles.

  • [10] December 15, 2014 at 2:14pm

    The sad thing is, I’m very afraid this actually might go somewhere, not because it should, but because the courts are full of zealots who decide cases on personal preference rather than merits or law or good policy.

  • [14] December 15, 2014 at 2:04pm

    Not trying to pick a fight, but you really needed reviews to know that this would be garbage? I’m frankly a little surprised Glenn went after Bale’s comments about Moses before the release. You can’t do it justice if you don’t believe it or at least aren’t sympathetic to those who do.

  • [2] December 15, 2014 at 1:57pm

    I’m sure some how this is really about white privilege and racism in America. Too bad none of the victims were able to shoot the perp and save everyone some pain.

  • [7] December 12, 2014 at 1:57pm

    Sounds like whoever was paying on the illicit deal didn’t want the payee to actually get the money, so they rigged it to burn. I wouldn’t be surprised if the other 18 wheeler that killed the driver was following the first one waiting for its chance…
    But seriously, nobody worry, the border is secure and ISIS is on the other side of the world, there is nothing dangerous happening at or around the border.

  • [1] December 11, 2014 at 12:08pm

    I love seeing this. Not that this poor person deserved to be treated the way that he was, but so long as this imbeciles act this way, it will make apparent to everyone intelligent how stupid they are and their position is. It’s always nice when the bad guys make obvious that they’re the bad guys. The worst bad guys are the ones who are good at appearing to be good (yes, I’m looking at you Mitt Romney).

  • [49] December 11, 2014 at 12:03pm

    “We fully understand that this looks bad,” Greenpeace said in a statement Wednesday. “We came across as careless and crass.”
    I wouldn’t say careless and crass so much as stupid zealots. You’re so overzealous and stupid that in your attempts to protect the environment, you damage it.

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