User Profile: Billis820

Billis820

Member Since: September 01, 2011

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  • April 16, 2014 at 4:31pm

    What’s the point of having guns if you can’t even use them? He shot a squirrel in his yard. I’m sure he’s been shooting squirrels and other animals his entire life. That shouldn’t be a crime. Sure he could have hurt somebody, but we shouldn’t have laws that make it a crime to do something because it MIGHT hurt somebody. If your actions DO harm somebody, then you should be charged with a crime.

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  • April 9, 2014 at 3:26pm

    The problem is I cannot do that. It is illegal. Comcast owns exclusive rights to sell in his area. I cannot start up a new company to compete with Comcast because they have exclusive control over the wires, which was given to them by the government.

  • April 9, 2014 at 3:23pm

    Because monopolies crush the free market. Corporate America hates the free market just as much as socialists. To them, competition is bad thing that forces them to cut costs, create better products, and lowers their profit margins. What’s the difference between a government controlling something like our food supply, or telecom access, or 1-2 giant companies? Either way the consumer is getting screwed, especially when the 1-2 companies rig the regulatory system to make it nearly impossible for small startups to make a dent in the market.

  • April 9, 2014 at 3:18pm

    Not true. If you rent, odds are you can’t install a satellite dish. Even if you do own, you need a clear view of a portion of the sky, and if you have trees, or live near a mountain, that might be blocked. Not to mention the quality difference. And not to mention, if he wants to watch TV online, he STILL has to get his broadband internet from Comcast.

  • April 9, 2014 at 3:16pm

    His only other option is no cable at all. If this was truly a free market, he could choose from any number of cable companies, or broadband providers. That is a monopoly. Even if internet TV takes off, he’d still be stuck with Comcast for broadband internet. And with the absence of net neutrality, Comcast could block/turn off internet TV sites so he would be forced to buy cable from them.

  • April 8, 2014 at 10:41am

    Welcome to America, where some stupid tortoise is more important than a man trying to earn a living.

  • March 27, 2014 at 3:58pm

    It was a switchblade. Switchblades have regulated since 1958.It is currently illegal to posses them on federal land, and the sale and shipment of them cannot cross state lines.. Though the act was amended they still remain in a quasi legal status. It really depends on the state you are in. In this case, switchblades are legal in Illinois, so as long it is a hunting knife. I don’t know the circumstances of this arrest, or about the knife or kid, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say his switchblade was not a hunting knife.

  • February 28, 2014 at 4:59pm

    This is a very interesting case. I do not think it shreds the 4th amendment. What do police do when one person says gives consent, and the other person refuses? What made this case different from the one in 2006 is they arrested the man(for his alleged involvement in a robbery), then went back and got consent when he was not present.
    The only way I could see this being abused is cops arrested the person who refused on some made-up charges, and then went back to get consent. Cops could also leave, wait for the party who refused to leave the premises, and then get permission from the other occupant.
    Cops do not need a warrant if you give them permission to enter. Though, I would NEVER allow police to enter my home w/o a warrant, regardless of the situation.

  • February 26, 2014 at 9:41am

    The problem with most of our current politicians is they govern based on their emotions. Good governance requires to step back and not be swayed by emotions. You need to govern based on facts, not based on what makes you, or somebody else feel better. If you can’t step back and objectively look at the facts, and the situation, you shouldn’t be in politics.

  • February 24, 2014 at 3:22pm

    Hopefully she will just run away from her foster home and back to her parents.

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  • February 24, 2014 at 12:07pm

    I agree. But, throwing a snowball at a cop shouldn’t be a felony. A 13-year-old kid shouldn’t have a criminal record and be put through our criminal justice system over a harmless snowball. A smart cop would have either ignored it, or gone over and talked to the kids about it. Instead, he hid behind his badge and gun like a coward and decided the best course of action was arresting a young kid.

  • February 14, 2014 at 5:36pm

    The fact that these politicians are stunned by this just shows how disconnected they are from reality. They must think they are God’s to expect people to blindly follow new rules and laws. Maybe instead of trying to figure out how to get these people to register, they should consider scrapping the entire law. Obviously, people don’t support it.

  • January 28, 2014 at 4:04pm

    Actually, what Obama is doing is legal, like it or not. He isn’t changing the law. He is saying the federal government must pay contractors a minimum of $10.10/hour. He is not mandating a change in the law, he is changing a federal policy.

  • January 14, 2014 at 4:27pm

    None of that is valid. If the laws states that people are LEGALLY allowed to carry a handgun openly, then police have NO justification to stop or question you. It’s called freedom. Just because somebody is scared or uncomfortable, police cannot stop you and demand your papers(sound familiar?).

  • December 9, 2013 at 10:28am

    Don’t police and the school have better things to spend their time on money on? Was anybody injured? Was there any damage to cars? If the answer is no then move along and move on with your lives. It was a snowball fight. People need to lighten up and relax. God forbid you have to take an extra 3 minutes to get your location because you had to slow down while some people pelted your car with snow.
    This isn’t nearly as bad as what we used to do in HS. While playing lacrosse, we would ‘accidently’ overthrow our target into oncoming traffic. One time a car got a dented door, and the driver was LIVID(as he should have been). But we just claimed it was an accident, and that it wasn’t our fault that our practice field was right next to the street. Somehow nobody managed to get in any trouble for that.

  • December 4, 2013 at 4:50pm

    So would they arrest every person who charges their cell phones using those outlets?

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  • November 29, 2013 at 9:12am

    Why is this news? Kids fight. It’s part of growing up. I’m sure everybody here can tell numerous stories of guys and girls getting into a brawl over something dumb and stupid. When I was in high school, a little over 10 years ago, this happened every now and then. Cops never got involved. The students involved would be suspended and that was that. Usually a crowd of students would gather and watch. The media needs to give up on this bullying crap and leave kids alone. Let kids be kids, and stop freaking out over their social media posts. They are KIDS! They are going to make mistakes, and do stupid things from time to time. We shouldn’t be reporting on it like it’s national news. Everybody should mind their own business and focus on REAL stories like how corrupt of inept our government is.

  • October 17, 2012 at 11:49am

    Can we please stop worrying about Israel? We need to distance ourselves from the Middle East. We need to become energy independent. I would love it if we get to the point where we import NO oil. Why can’t our politicians agree on a smart energy plan for America. We need to ignore the environmentalists and start drilling now. We need to tone down the EPA so we can build new refineries. We need to allow companies the freedom to research and develop renewable energy technologies so that one day they will replace oil and coal as our main source of energy one day.
    Instead we have politicians arguing over an either or plan. Why can’t we have both? We shouldn’t be forcing one agenda over the other. We need both to become energy independent.
    The day we become energy independent is the day that the Middle Eastern nations realize how screwed they are without us. That is when we will start to see real change over there. Or at least make it Russia and China’s problem.

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  • October 5, 2012 at 9:27am

    I feel bad for the kid but is a lawsuit really needed? Instead they should get their kid some karate classes so next time the bully comes he can defend himself. We are becoming the United Wussies of America. Stop hiding behind lawyers, grow a pair and learn to fight back. Stop being scared of the bullies and learn how to hit them back. It just takes one kid knocking the bully out for the bully to stop.

  • October 2, 2012 at 4:54pm

    The funny thing is that of all the court cases filed by Atheists, this one seems to have the most merit when it comes to Separation of Church and State. No Legislative body should be declaring a ‘Year of the Bible’. That’s just asking for a lawsuit, especially in this day and age. That may not be outright endorsement, but it is approaching that line. The judge was right to scold the lawmakers for wasting time with something that is utterly pointless, but I guess without utterly pointless publicity stunts they wouldn’t have much else to do..