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brianemcfarlane

Member Since: January 25, 2012

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  • May 12, 2014 at 4:46pm

    What is wrong with promoting heterosexuality? The appropriate reaction is to make a sign of your own promoting homosexuality if that’s your thing… not assaulting the other person promoting their agenda.

  • April 28, 2014 at 3:26pm

    From the article “… but because they (Google employees) know who he is, it challenges their own perception of what a gun owner looks like.” Just another form of bigotry. I think it is the liberal progressives that assume what a “gun owner looks like”.

  • April 28, 2014 at 3:17pm

    Well stated. I don’t have a problem with a state deciding what their criteria is for getting a marriage license. I would prefer that a state doesn’t issue marriage licenses but its too late for that. No couple has the “right” to compel a third party to issue them a marriage license. I also don’t have the “right” to compel another person to sell me a gun.

  • April 28, 2014 at 3:05pm

    And what are those monetary benefits? There are a lot of different situations married or single, some benefits in either situation.

  • April 20, 2014 at 8:09pm

    The majority of Costco locations are not unionized although there seems to be a move in 2012 to unionize some locations in Canada. Some former Price Club locations in California and the northeastern United States are staffed by Teamsters, somehow I think that it is the employees and those states that have something to do with union involvement.

  • April 20, 2014 at 7:58pm

    LOL, really? You are showing your ignorance. Where does this baloney come from? 99% of products from China or only 1% of products are from USA at Costco, Walmart etc.?
    Obviously there is Pepsi Products founded in USA, and Coca Cola from Atlanta, GA.
    I first looked at a roast and steaks … they are mostly USDA Choice beef , saw honeydew melons, plums … from CA.
    They had fresh citrus products from South Africa back in February.
    Costco carries a lot of Kirkland Signature, Foster Farms products like chicken, meatballs, bagels and cheese from CA.

    Excel Equipment sold at Costco, Sears etc. is from Greenwood IN
    Sunny D beverages … Cincinnati, OH founded there in 1963
    McCain Foods … Canadian
    Dole Food Company, Inc. is an American-based agricultural multinational corporation headquartered in Westlake Village, California.
    S&W Premium foods since 1896, when three grocery wholesalers, Samuel Sussman, Gustav Wormser and Samuel Wormser, founded S&W in San Francisco, CA.
    Gaurdian Floor Mats… Suwanee, GA. Crown floor mats Fremont, OH.
    They have many HP products an American multinational information technology corporation headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States.
    I looked in the store and on the internet, I spent a little over an hour in the store, their web page to find products made in China. I am certain that they sell products from China and other countries, but it is not 99% of their products at Costco OR Walmart.

  • March 19, 2014 at 5:04pm

    The popular New Testament Bible verse reads, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

    Agreed. This is nothing but a personal free expression of his personal beliefs. Just because he is a governor does not mean he loses his right to religious freedom. The courts cannot prohibit his free exercise of religion.

  • March 14, 2014 at 4:38pm

    This is actually a perfect example of how background checks (that keep embezzlers from being able to legally purchase a gun) are a way to have your gun “registered”. The gun shop keeps records of your gun purchase via the BG check and has on file the gun you purchased, all the Feds have to do is raid the gun shops to get the info. Just a way to have a register, its just not at the governments office.

  • February 16, 2014 at 6:01pm

    I can’t see how somebody can think he did nothing wrong, I have read about this trial from 5-6 different sources now and his convictions, IMO are appropriate. Premeditated is a reach in this case, it is almost a classic case of 2nd degree murder and attempted murder, trying for 1st degree murder I think is emotionally driven. If there was truly a gun being pointed at him (I am very skeptical that there was), as he states then that part may be self defense, I think Dunn lied about that. Dunn was foolish to confront these “kids” to begin with. He may be a racist and that may have played into why he acted in the manner he did, he was wrong.
    I don’t think the jury’s verdict had anything to do with racism… Dunn’s jury was composed of four white men, four white women, two black women, one Asian female and one Hispanic man. That reflects the actual demographic of the area.
    Michael David Dunn faces at least 60 years inside a prison, he is likely to die in prison, as is deserved.
    Please explain the “aims are so nakedly racist”. A look at history certainly shows the left leading racist laws etc. I haven’t seen any N-words in any of the comments; have they been deleted? I also haven’t seen any “code” words either. A vast majority of comments in fact agree that Dunn should go to prison for a long time. Do you know that Dunn has views consistent with the “right”? Please inform me, I may have missed that, thanks.

  • February 13, 2014 at 6:17pm

    When an armed school resource officer entered the room, the shooter believed he was cornered and turned his gun on himself, Robinson said. The entire attack lasted approximately 80 seconds and was captured by security cameras.

    Enough said!

  • February 13, 2014 at 6:05pm

    “…Katie Lyles, a teacher from a metro-area elementary school, testified to lawmakers that she might leave her profession if the Humphrey’s measure were to pass…

    “My hope would be that our discussions of what to do once a gunman is inside our schools transforms into how do we prevent this situation to escalate to that point,” she said.

    Sorry Humphrey, they had an opportunity to “prevent” it and did nothing…

    Maybe she should listen to the security guard that was at the school (unarmed). All they are trying to do is silence him, he is on leave. A security guard says he warned administrators for months that a teenage gunman who shot and killed a classmate at a Colorado high school last month, was dangerous and had threatened to murder the teacher he targeted on the day of the shooting. Cameron Rust, a security guard and athletics coach at Arapahoe High School currently on administrative leave, posted to Facebook on Thursday a long list of accusations, charging administrators with disregarding security reports.

    http://ccs.dogpile.com/ClickHandler.ashx?du=abcnews.go.com%2f…%2f2014%2f01%2farapahoe…says-hs-security-guard&ru=http%3a%2f%2fabcnews.go.com%2fblogs%2fheadlines%2f2014%2f01%2farapahoe-death-threats-warnings-ignored-says-hs-security-guard%2f&ld=20140213&ap=3&app=1&c=info.dogpl.t10.1&s=dogpile&coi=771&cop=main-title&euip=174.29.220.226&npp=3&p=0&pp=0&pvaid=8d4560303c3c464b9983c1849494c7c3&sid=1830193568.2468367644257.1392331258&vid=1830193568

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  • January 22, 2014 at 5:08pm

    What he said was in context/response to low poll numbers in 2013 … I am sure there are some people that don’t like him because of his skin color and they would not have been supportive in 2008, 2009, 2010 etc.; they have always been on the “disapprove” side of the polls, not just now in 2013.

  • January 22, 2014 at 4:56pm

    If I was the baker I would bake them a cake, a generic type cake. That is not refusing service it is refusing a particular type of service that they do not do.

  • January 16, 2014 at 3:44pm

    By federal law forbids any person convicted of “a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year” to possess a firearm or ammunition, whether the crime in question is classified as a felony or not. And any person convicted of a felony is automatically forbidden to possess a firearm In some cases there is a process that a person can use to possibly get that changed.

    I have wondered how it is these laws make us “safer” when a person convicted of rape at knifepoint can no longer possess a gun or a person convicted of grand larceny could be denied their right to possess a gun… a person convicted of embezzlement, etc. How does this make us safer?

  • January 9, 2014 at 5:22pm

    According to the video the marine shot at the girl while fleeing. Mr Brewer has a right to self defense (supreme court has confirmed that more than once) but it is not self defense if he was shooting at them while fleeing. I hope the DA decides not to follow through with charges.

    It does not matter that the gun was not real, pulling/threatening or even implying during a threat that you have a gun (in your pocket etc.) is a crime called felony menacing, it does not matter if it is real.

  • December 25, 2013 at 1:40pm

    Well said Charles … I am grateful that I still have the freedom to believe what I want. While most of us are gathering with loved ones, there are Americans being held prisoner in repressive countries around the world—often for doing nothing more than practicing their faith, aiding the poor, giving voice to the voiceless, or serving their country. Here are some of their heart-wrenching stories:

    http://links.heritage.org/ct/16623409:18230593837:m:1:321765387:CA58681B44F88C6E686853BCE46D4DB0:r

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  • December 19, 2013 at 2:41pm

    I hope the show goes to another network. My guess is that A&E will say they have the rights to the show and won’t let them go to another network though. This is an overreaction to someone’s opinion… A&E doesn’t deserve the show.

  • December 19, 2013 at 2:10am

    I wished they would give some hard numbers on this, for instance …

    How much algae does it take to make the a gallon of crude? How much for a gallon of gasoline from this, saying “competitive” is ambiguous? Also does the “reactor” create pollution?

    Using algae for fuel is a good idea if it is truly be done at a competitive cost and it doesn’t take millions of acres of algae to produce enough to meet demand.

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  • December 17, 2013 at 1:22pm

    Usually the people that seem to be “anti-church/religion” say they don’t like it being “pushed” on them. I am not religious myself, I have not been bothered by churches/religion, it is rare that anyone tries to push their religion on me … much rarer than salespeople.

    So the “atheists” strategy is to “push” their beliefs on others?

    Nativity scenes are tradition more than they are religious and they are only seasonal, as long as other “events” are allowed in the park there should be no problem with a few weeks of nativity scenes in the park. OTOH, there should be no reason that these scenes can’t find private land to display these… atheists are hypocrites.

  • December 11, 2013 at 2:23pm

    Half of the sequester “cuts” were from defense spending -HALF- while defense spending is less than 20% of the budget. about 2/3 of the budget is so-called “mandatory” spending or mostly “entitlements” which had NO real cuts from sequestration, only reductions in projected spending. You could have a true 25% or even a 50% cut in defense and we would still have a deficit that would add to the national debt… entitlements have to be cut too in order to come anywhere near a “balanced” budget.

    Certainly should have Europe and possibly Japan pay more for their own defense, but we do not live in a vacuum.

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