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captaincameron

Member Since: November 12, 2010

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  • [6] March 30, 2015 at 9:23am

    Trespassing. Interfering with the operation of business. Potentially damaging future income potential as some customers might not come back. Charges need to be filed.

  • [7] March 29, 2015 at 7:17pm

    I’m loving the outcry from my liberal, Democrat friends. “Hateful Republicans” created these laws. Yet the fact is that the first of these laws was proposed by Chuck Schumer (D) and signed into law by President Clinton (D).
    But they don’t let the facts get in the way of their talking points.

  • [1] March 28, 2015 at 9:45pm

    Profiling works, period. This doesn’t mean that when you cross the street to avoid the hoodlums, a group of Amish kids won’t throw you a righteous beating, but the odds are against it. And this holds true in other avenues. I am guessing at the stats here (so feel free to correct me if I am wrong), but easily over 95% of airplane-related terror attacks in the last 20 years have been committed by men of Middle Eastern descent ages 18-30. That does not mean that a white blonde Swedish woman in her 80′s might not try to hijack a plane, but as the screening process goes, it strikes me that more focus should be on the demographic that has been proven responsible for most of the crimes.

  • March 28, 2015 at 6:48pm

    Sorry, Joose, but while your idea has merit, politicians–especially those in high level–who repeatedly break the law need to be punished severely. Otherwise, the next batch of politicians will believe that sort of behavior is acceptable.

  • [1] March 27, 2015 at 8:54pm

    Many moons ago, but thank you. But unlike many today, I take responsibility for my injuries. I, and maybe as many as 75 others in that three year period, knew that the situation was dangerous. We watched it grow more dangerous, but the money that could be made elsewhere in tips (surprisingly, the people who kicked the crap out of pizza drivers did not tip well) was alluring, as was the ability to be driving around and listening to music rather than other employment options for college kids and college dropouts. Sad world indeed, even back then, but getting more sad.

  • [1] March 27, 2015 at 8:21pm

    You are correct. The death penalty is proving not to be a deterrent, but part of that is that it is not enforced. I think the average stay on death row is around 15 years. I believe once convicted (and with sufficient evidence to make appeals unnecessary), a quick, public, and perhaps painful execution may actually deter some (although not all) from committing murder.
    Similarly, in cases like this, punishment will reduce the behavior. But no, it will not stop it.

  • [21] March 27, 2015 at 8:03pm

    I noticed that as well. Had the victim stood up and dropped the dancing guy in the red (there s a huge difference between fighters who use footwork and feints and people who think that they are fighters), the second guy might never have jumped in. Or, in the realm of cowards, he and his other friend might have jumped in immediately and our victim could have taken a severe beating.
    That said, though, I am a believer in not being a willing victim. We can see nothing of the victim–he may have been older, smaller, injured, or for whatever other reason unable to fight back effectively, and my guess is that he was at least one of these. 3:1 isn’t enough for cowards–finding someone easy to beat on for fun is what they enjoy.

  • [38] March 27, 2015 at 7:46pm

    25 years ago, delivering pizza into the Florida A&M dorms and on the campus was a little hazardous for white pizza drivers. They (we) would sometimes get bumped, someone would grab the hot bag and run, and our options to pursue were limited–the thief ran into a place where a slew of his friends were.
    And the FAMU police were useless, and the Tallahassee police did not get involved.
    So things escalated. Instead of just being bumped or pushed, there became the occasional punch or other attack. I went to the ER twice–once having been hit in the head with a stick or a pipe (seven stitches–$4.80 pizza, and they even left the hot bag) and once with a broken thumb (had my thumb through a strap on the hot bag, got punched and knocked to the ground, and the attackers grabbed the hot bag and ran–two pizzas this time, $16.25).
    And things continued to escalate, because there were no repercussions. After a while, we stopped delivering into the dorms, but only to the main lobby of Gibbs Hall. And things continued to escalate. Only two companies would deliver to Gibbs by this point, and the general rule was that as soon as a driver was attacked, one company would call the other and we would suspend deliveries for the night.
    By the grace of God, my engine seized up; two nights later, a guy named Ed Clark got beaten unconscious and required $25K in reconstructive surgery. For two pizzas.

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  • [14] March 27, 2015 at 7:37pm

    It looks as if at least the still shots have clear pictures of two of the attackers. Assault and battery, at the very least.
    And do they sell baskets such as the man (sic) in the dark jacket is carrying? I haven’t seen them for sale. Can’t prove that he stole it, but it could also be considered possession of stolen property.
    But what could the victim do? If he had a gun, he could have dropped the guy in red like a toilet seat, and perhaps the others. And he would be investigated, and even if found innocent, his life ruined. If he had reasonable self defense skills, he could have taken out the dancing fool in the red hat. But then the other two would have taken it more seriously and might have given him a real pounding.
    So it was lose, lose, or lose for the victim.
    Until this type of behavior is penalized–and penalized in a severe fashion–it will continue.

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  • [4] March 27, 2015 at 12:02pm

    Those deductions are for business use-only credit cards and as for cars, the deductions can only be for how much the car was used for business. Benefiting the businesses helps them pay corporate tax and also (except for sole proprietors) provide jobs. Take those deductions away and the business owners will start looking for a way to make that money move back into the + column–either eliminating a job or reducing benefits. It wold harm the 99%.

  • [7] March 27, 2015 at 11:54am

    Wait a second.
    The President said “These folks at the very top, the top one-tenth of one percent, are wonderful people…they’ve created businesses.”
    What happened to “You didn’t build that?”
    Oh-different day, different pandering.

  • [2] March 26, 2015 at 10:38pm

    Gary Sinise says the administration owes, at the very least, an explanation to the families of the six soldiers who died searching for Bergdahl.
    Certainly, it’s possible that if these six had not died searching for Bergdahl, they might have died on another mission. But it is more likely that they would not have, because, thank God, we have more survive than perish.
    But other than these six, how many other soldiers died as a result of Bergdahl’s desertion? The obvious first half of this question would involve those who may have died as a result of Bergdahl divulging information. But the second half involves how many died on other missions because these six were looking for Bergdahl. That is, if these six were in Sector A looking for Bergdahl, and there was combat in Sector B where another soldier was killed, could that Sector B loss have been prevented with these being able to provide, for lack of a better term, backup?

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  • March 24, 2015 at 4:34pm

    When the zombies come, the left will try to reason with them.

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  • March 24, 2015 at 4:33pm

    You’ve got to be more specific about the SyFy zombie film. I think I’ve seen all of the bad ones, but may have missed a couple.

  • March 23, 2015 at 4:33pm

    I love the option of “He should have let the school handle it” and I wonder how high that percentage will go.
    How many people don’t think parents should parent their children?
    Yes, in addition to education, schools are supposed to provide a socialization experience, but when you find out your kid is bullying others–or being bullied–you should do something.
    But no, there will be people who think otherwise. Son smoking crack? Let the school handle it. Daughter pregnant at 13? Let the school handle it.
    Wow.

  • [3] March 23, 2015 at 1:18pm

    The bits are getting larger and larger

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  • [2] March 22, 2015 at 10:18pm

    Monk, you’re ignoring man-made water shortages.
    A whole slew of the Owens River got pulled down to Los Angeles almost a hundred years ago, resulting in water shortages in farming communities. More recently, water is diverted to save the Delta Smelt and other such nonsense, preventing water from getting to where people hope it will go.
    Of course, there were no SUV’s in the Owens River crisis days, and I don’t think the Delta Smelt are driving them now.
    But history and facts have no place in the discussion of global warming–um, global cooling–um, climate change–um, climate disruption–um, the next name should come shortly before the 2016 election campaigns really start rolling, and it will be scary-sounding.
    And have no basis in fact.

  • [29] March 20, 2015 at 8:35pm

    Tragically, Marc, I don’t think that will be the end. I don’t believe, as some do, that somehow President Obama will convince people to change the 22nd Amendment and that he will become President for Life or anything on those lines. But the possibility that, during the next 20 months, he will weaken the United States and help move towards the idea of a one world government is very strong–and he could easily become the leader of the UN.

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  • [3] March 20, 2015 at 6:58pm

    “‘Hands up’ is the ultimate truth…”
    ‘Hands up’ was a lie–but because it suits people’s needs, that lie is regarded as truth.
    There are cases where innocent people are killed by police, but this was not one of them.
    And what will happen is this: for every time that the media and the professional race baiters jump on a story like this, where it turns out that it was not an innocent being killed, people will tire of it, and the next (I’m making up the number here) five times that an innocent is killed, people will stop caring, and those responsible in those (very few) incidents will likely never be investigated.
    Truth matters, and “hands up” in Ferguson has no basis in truth.

  • March 20, 2015 at 6:53pm

    I think your estimate of 75% is hopeful, but I think that you are likely accurate about the 5% both in the percentage and in their motivations.

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