User Profile: brianemcfarlane

brianemcfarlane

Member Since: January 25, 2012

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  • 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.

  • December 11, 2013 at 2:13pm

    Currently with Congress split between Dems and Reps and with a “progressive” in the WH the Republicans have noway to pass a budget that has cuts (if they wanted to) because first it will not get passed in the Senate and would be vetoed even if it was passed. IF (a big IF) the Republicans want to get a budget through that has cuts it will have to at least control both houses. That means the American voter needs to vote out reps that are not willing to CUT the budget come 2014. I have as much confidence in the American voter as I do in the GOP cutting the budget … very little. But that is the step that needs to be made by the American voter.

  • December 10, 2013 at 3:56pm

    “like Ghandi and MLK?? WHAT?! These men were all about nonviolence … NOT LIKE Mandela.

    Sure Mandela ultimately did good things for S. Africa … he is NO Ghandi or MLK.

  • September 12, 2013 at 8:22pm

    Things look like they may be changing – the pendulum swinging back to the right?

    Here in Colorado the 2 progressives that were up for recall DID get recalled.

    The Denver mayor says he will veto a plastic bag (and paper bag) tax/fee that the city council is trying to pass.

    AND… the DC mayor vetoes the “living wage” targeted at WalMart.

  • August 3, 2013 at 2:26pm

    As usual the liberals won’t to ban/cancel something they don’t agree with… a conservative turns the channel and doesn’t support something they disagree with.

  • July 3, 2013 at 1:56pm

    I’m confused, except when it comes to abortion liberals/progressives are always for mandating safer conditions??!

    Aren’t these just “common sense” laws and nobody is taking away all their abortions. I swear I have heard those statements somewhere before.

    Is it really that hard to get an abortion before the pregnancy is past 20 weeks?

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  • July 3, 2013 at 1:21pm

    Long John Silvers does list their nutrition values on their website and there highest trans fat fish for 1 piece is 5 grams, 7 grams for 5 onion rings and 3 grams for 2 hush puppies = 15 grams of trans fat. I don’t know if they list this in their store because I haven’t been in them, for a long time anyway. I have been able to find nutritional value at virtually every fast food place the last few years. People need to look for it if they want it … as the old saying goes “you can bring a horse to water …”