So – the AP is telling me all of those MBA’s and PhD’s that are stuck “flipping burgers”, “waiting tables” and making my morning coffee just so they can afford rent AREN’T also out there looking for jobs – REAL JOBS – commensurate with their skill level and education? Sure, I guess a burger flipper is a “job” – but the government gets to count part-time work as a “job” when most of us know that you can’t survive on just a part time job. Sure it counts as being “employeed” – but they are severely under-employeed. I think that was the point he was trying to drive home.
Exactly! But unintuitive people fail to recognize that reality. And intellectually dishonest people refuse to acknowledge the truth.
October 26, 2015 at 12:55pm
Dear Blaze – could you please submit a question to the NYT Board asking them how many of them have shot and/or own a firearm. I am finding that the vast majority of people against guns have never shot a gun or owned a gun. It’s easy to hate guns when you never grew up around them, don’t know anything about them, and have been taught that just the mere sight of a gun should make them tremble in fear and wet themselves. Kind of sad, but most “big city” folks know absolutely nothing about firearms (perhaps you ask them to tell you the difference between a “clip” and a “magazine” and a “cartridge” and a “bullet” just to see how much they “know” when they claim they have shot a firearm before – just for the fun of it).
 October 21, 2015 at 2:40pm
How many rounds do you need? One more than is necessary. Maybe that’s 6. Maybe that’s 10. Maybe that’s 29. Whatever it is, I don’t want to be wrong!
 October 19, 2015 at 5:43pm
I don’t understand. It seems so clear that all of these justice have the “perfect out” in all of these cases. All they have to say is: “While I may not like it, the Second Amendment is clear and the right of the people to keep and own a firm arm shall not be infringed. If you don’t like the current law, there is a fancy document called the US Constitution that spells out several ways to change that law. It has been done before. Nothing is set in stone. But until such an amendment takes place, I am forced to rule based on the law as written. These gun restrictions are unconstitutional.”
To rule otherwise is in direct conflict with their duty, oath, and obligation to rule on the laws as written (no matter how flawed they may think they may be) so long as the law is not itself unconstitutional. It just baffles me that these justice are not impeached for such violations – but I guess I can’t expect the government to prosecute and impeach the justices on “their side”. I guess that’s why, if you don’t like it, you better move to “fly-over” country where at least some of the US Constitution is still enforced and expected to be followed.
 October 19, 2015 at 5:30pm
I would actually be curious to know how many of these justices have ever even HELD a gun before – let alone shot one. What I often find today is that an overwhelming majority of “City Folk” and urban people have never even SEEN a gun in person before, let alone grew up with them, shot them for sport, or use them for personal protection. There are grown men that I have seen literally have a full blown panic attack at just the site of a hand gun in the hands of a law abiding citizen. They FREAK OUT at just the thought of a gun in their presence. And so when gun laws come up, these city folk law school graduates who have never even held a gun find it easy to accept any law that will ban these scary objects from being anywhere near them (unless it’s being used by their security people, of course).
 October 13, 2015 at 2:19pm
She should be firing her agent (if she was truly worth more money). That is why you hire an agent, to negotiate on your behalf to get you the best deal the market will bear. It also allows you to say – “Hey – it’s up to my agent and the studio to work out the deal, they say I’m asking for too much, my agent says what we are asking for is reasonable – so I will let them hammer out the details. I’m ready to work if they can get a deal done.” If she didn’t have any other real options, and the studio folks knew it, she didn’t have any leverage and they could tell her/her agent to take it or leave it. She took it, so it was obviously the correct “market price” for her services based on her acceptance.
 October 2, 2015 at 12:31am
Lots of comments here that I don’t have time to read, but I heard the speech on the radio – and he seemed to leave out three other shootings of interest – but no mention of the Fort Hood Shooting, or the shooting at the Arkansas recruiting offices, or the shootings at the recruiting centers in Chattanooga. Wonder why those were left off his list of “mass shootings. Pretty sure you only need one guess.
This may be a shooting that needs to be added to the Fort Hood, and the recruiting shootings.
 October 2, 2015 at 12:21am
“Oregon allows concealed carry on college campuses for CCP holders” – Not entirely true. Go read the statute. It’s pretty terribly written, but it has carve-outs banning concealed carry on community colleges like this one if so chosen by the college – and THIS college did specifically BAN guns on campus. So conceal carrying on a school campus at THIS college would have gotten you 5 years in the pokie, minimum. Additionally, have any of you ever TRIED to get a CCP permit from the state of Oregon? It’s not impossible, but it ain’t easy, it ain’t cheap, and you are going to fight redtape for almost half a year.
 September 24, 2015 at 1:16pm
Holding the phone almost got him killed. As he is walking, you can clearly see the mountain lion crouching in the brush just off the road to his left. If the big cat had waited another 2 seconds she/he wouldn’t have taken that guy down from behind before he knew what had hit him as he tried to walk and record video at the same time. Darwin almost prevailed again. He saw them run into the brush on the left – if I had to continue forward, I would not have been walking just 6 feet from the brush where the big cat might jump out. After watching it again and seeing how dumb this guy was – I kind of wish the big kitty would have won.
Agreed, An adult cougar can bound almost 20 feet, and is probably aware of you or stalked you by the time you know it's there. This guy is too excited about his sighting and is all whacked out on his cougar safety protocol. Lots of noise,pick up any children who are walking with you, do not block the cougars escape route, do not approach the cougar, do things to make yourself appear larger like shake a tree branch or put your jacket or hands above your head. and back away slowly while making lots of noise. For '35 years in the making' he sure didn't know what to do. Hunting with dogs was prohibited where I live many years ago and we saw a spike in populations. Especially of adolescent cougars with no home range and some wandering in populated areas. These actions could save your life or the life of your child. (Note: If it's a black panther just hand over your wallet and you should be fine)
I would be far more leery of the cougar/mountain lion. They're far smarter, and harder to spot, but both are protected by the government. Also, which species were you referring to with your observation: " ... we saw a spike in populations. Especially of adolescents with no home range and some wandering in populated areas. .." It could apply to either.
 September 15, 2015 at 2:11pm
I’m going to withhold judgement until more (if any) information is released. It is quite possible that this woman suffers from a mental illness that is being treated with medication and she is either “off” her meds or has been given a combination that isn’t “working well”. It’s great that 99% of the people that used to get locked up in funny farms can now function in society with the help of medication. However, there is still that 1% out there that either isn’t responsible enough to take/stay on their meds, or worse – has adverse reactions to them. This is the going to be the “new normal” – and just do the math – if you have just 20 million people on some form of anti-depressant or psychotropic medication, that leaves over 200,000 people out there with some serious mental problems that we are going to encounter on a more frequent basis.
I worked in ERs for a LONG time. You are right to a point. But it is more than 1% that have difficulty with society.
 September 4, 2015 at 2:45pm
Pat68 – the Colorado police officers example you raise is interesting. So, when a Colorado police officer doesn’t arrest someone for marijuana possession, he/she may be complying with State law, but that same office is violating FEDERAL LAW which says that possession of marijuana is a federal crime. Looks like another clear example where State law is being permitted to trump Federal Law. Thus, all Federal Law are equal, some are just more equal than others???
 May 5, 2015 at 11:26am
Oh – I’m sure it was just some rouge, out-of-control agent in the Cincinnati office that took the audits too far and has already been demoted and privately admonished. Justice has been served with this individual agent and all is well now – sorry about that whole audit thing Wayne.
 May 1, 2015 at 1:59pm
Serious question – why are their no cameras pointing to the back of the detention area of the van? You can purchase that set up for $60. You would think they would want to record these guys after they pick them up to monitor their behavior and see if the cops can get them to say something after they have been read their rights that would incriminate them. Of course, you WOULD NOT want to be recording them if you wanted to make some “quick stops” and “hard turns” when they aren’t strapped in.
 February 13, 2015 at 3:39pm
I agree Progslayer! I also don’t understand why the default mind set for this woman has to be a gun for someone that doesn’t own one, that doesn’t want to own one, and doesn’t know how to operate/shoot one (too bad for her that she didn’t have someone in her life that could help her with that). Protect yourself could mean: ensure you have a strong door/deadbolt system, get an alarm system (or big dog), have a bat/club/lead pipe/knife/pitch fork handy, have a can of mace and know how to use it, secure outside and basement windows, install a door jam on your front and back door to use at night when home, don’t leave your garage door up, etc.
 January 22, 2015 at 11:18pm
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 December 18, 2014 at 6:14pm
Agree with other commenters. Make their license size different, and include a huge watermark on it stating “Undocumented Alien” to ensure it’s not used to vote or obtain benefits unlawfully.
 December 15, 2014 at 2:32pm
I stand corrected – sounded more like at least 50 rounds and half dozen flash bangs – that’s crazy – thermal imaging taken from outside should have told them exactly where he was before they went in. I understand they may have needed to move in before they were “ready” because of something going on inside, but that was waaaay too much lead flying around for taking down one terrorist.
 December 15, 2014 at 2:21pm
What the H E L L? One suspect – more than enough time for them to call in their “elite” counter-terrorist swat team – and they seem to fire off at least 30 rounds in that small place????? A professional team would have limited that to 3 shots by the first or second man in the door – hitting the main target only. How many were killed by friendly fire? There were pictures of him in the window earlier in the day – do they not have any snipers around? I’m all for being rescued – but when the police come in laying down suppressive fire and lead is flying everywhere, innocent people are going to die for no good reason other than piss-pour professionalism by the trigger-happy police.
I stand corrected - sounded more like at least 50 rounds and half dozen flash bangs - that's crazy - thermal imaging taken from outside should have told them exactly where he was before they went in. I understand they may have needed to move in before they were "ready" because of something going on inside, but that was waaaay too much lead flying around for taking down one terrorist.
November 3, 2014 at 11:33pm
Never shoot a large caliber man with a small caliber bullet – more often than not, you won’t like the results.
Actually, shoot an assailant with whatever you have and feel comfortable with. If we are talking about self-defense, then portability, draw speed, maneuverability, and accuracy are paramount. A .22 can and will drop someone. Remember, ending the fight is what this is about, and a .22 is capable of doing just that.
 September 24, 2014 at 11:53am
Time for an IRS audit to see if she properly claimed those tips as income on her tax return!!!!!