I just love how people somehow think the Police are different from the rest of us, like the badge makes them all into perfect angels of righteous justice. They are like normal people, some are good, some are bad. I’d rather see private owners have guns to make the job of the police that much easier. Good cops want to come to house and find a dead criminal instead of a dead homeowner and have to track down the criminal before he kills again.
January 28, 2013 at 3:31pm
I’m with you one the rapture, since that’s not even in the Bible. 90% of Revelation has already happened, it was the sacking of Jerusalem by Rome in AD70. Tongues however is a real gift, but it’s to be used in private unless you have someone there to translate it for you.
January 28, 2013 at 3:29pm
Two points for referencing that book. Best of Heinlein IMHO.
January 17, 2013 at 10:23am
There ARE too many guns, ARE! I mean come on, if you’re going to say something ignorant, at least use proper English and try to sound like you have a brain. ‘Are’ you moron, ‘ARE’!
September 24, 2012 at 10:54am
I always carry any money, jewelry or electronics with me when I fly, which is as seldom as possible.
September 24, 2012 at 10:40am
I hate to admit, I really like her purse. Anyone know what brand it is?
And yeah, she’s got a few bats loose in her belfry…
September 22, 2012 at 9:56pm
I can agree that I will probably never live in an HOA, however, other people are welcome to be members of them should they choose. That’s beauty of having choice, it’s pretty pointless if there are no choices. I will fight tooth and nail to allow HOA’s to exist, because that’s what freedom is about. To me, there is nothing different about this than choosing to smoke or drink or eat a vegan diet. I am not the policeman of your bad choices, I’m not here to put rubber bumpies on the cabinets, round the scissors and put shredded tires on the floor to keep people from hurting themselves. I am all for communities being governed by different methods, how else do we try new systems? Isn’t that part of the reason for an America to begin with?
Just my two cents.
September 22, 2012 at 9:57am
I’ve got a home build Windows box and I’ve had one virus in the last…let me count here…10 years. Two since the system was built in 1998. (I still have the soundblaster LIVE! in it.) Code Red worm and recently a stupid redirect virus. I format my system every year or so, just because I like to keep a clean house, keep my start menu free of gee-gaws, run up to date virus and malware programs, and wouldn’t use a Mac desktop if you gave it to me. It’s all opinion people.
September 22, 2012 at 9:40am
I have an iPad 1 and I love it. It works wonderfully for what I need it to do. Because I have it, any thoughts I had of getting a laptop were silenced. I don’t need a laptop for what little I want to do while out and about.
My basic rule of thumb for recommending computers to people is figuring out what they want to do, how much time they are willing to spend learning, what they are already familiar with and their current/potential tech level. For most people who are in the working world and need a computer to do their work, they need a PC because the business world runs mostly on PC. But I would recommend and very stable, older OS. Windows 7 is now old enough for me to accept it as viable. (I’m an old windows user and I still won’t trust a new OS until it’s at least a year old) Most people have used Windows so they know how it works. Yes Mac has a small learning curve to use it’s OS it has a long learning curve when it comes to Mac-Windows compatibility issues. It we are talking about a person whose tech level makes the compatibility issues moot, then they might want the Mac just because they don’t have time for major Windows issues. If you just need it to work, Mac does that. But heaven forbid the thing die, then it’s a nightmare.
For me, Portable=Mac desktop=windows.
September 22, 2012 at 9:32am
After reading a great deal of argumentative drek on the subject of your question, let me give you my opinion.
You will not pry my desktop PC from my cold dead fingers. It is a home built system that I upgrade, one or two parts at a time, every year or two. The last upgrade was a new mother board, quad core chip-set and big ass heat-sink fan to keep it cool. And that is one of the main reasons I will not ever have another Mac desktop. You can’t tinker with the OS, the hardware or anything else. As a moderate techie, I like my options open. I like being able to diagnosis and fix my own PC problems. I like being able to customize my OS for my own personal uses. Windows isn’t perfect by any means, but I’ll take the inherent instabilities and odd quirks in exchange for the ability to tinker under the hood to my hearts delight.
If I ever bothered to get a laptop, which isn’t something I need, so not something I’ve bothered to acquire, I would probably get a Mac. Preferably a used Mac that someone is ditching so they can buy the latest, because I’m cheap. My reason is simple, working on laptops is really, really annoying. I’m not to familiar with laptop hardware and I don’t really need to learn to be right now either. In that case, I would trade the upgrade/customize-ability of my laptop for the stability and ease of use of the Mac. If it’s portable and small, I just want it to work.
September 1, 2011 at 10:36pm
Reading this discussion I’m struck by the lack of comment on what, to me, seems the most disturbing part of this story. Why are people terrified by the mere sight of a real live gun? Why is it that a neighborhood is ‘terrorized’ by a guy walking around with a rifle? I could understand the worry if he was yelling and pointing it around, but that isn’t mentioned here. To me, that is the most important point. If the guy was just walking around with it, then I blame the demonizing of the gun for killing this man. People need to stop having a knee jerk reaction to seeing a gun. It’s a tool. Yet it can kill, is in fact designed to kill, but so are knives and swords and people don’t freak out about seeing them. Just saying.