User Profile: planecrashlaw

planecrashlaw

Member Since: March 28, 2011

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  • [-4] February 25, 2016 at 5:46pm

    Next thing you know, Rebublican presidential candidates will encourage audience members to beat attendees who express opposing opinions and pine for the days when people who spoke opposing viewpoints would be punched in the face. Glad to know that if this were to occur, the actions of that candidate would be as forcefully criticized as the actions of this educator has been here.

  • [-2] February 25, 2016 at 1:48pm

    He is pandering to such a small segment of the American voter-the RWNJ Jesus Freak voter that his words mean nothing to the rest of us except to confirm that he is bat sh** crazy and a dangerous Christofacist.

    At least Trump doesn’t believe 1/2 of what he says. That Cruz does believe all of what he is saying is both scary and reassuring since so few people are as extreme as he is and there is no chance of him getting within 100 miles of the White House.

  • [-1] February 24, 2016 at 6:40pm

    I will repeat my view on cars vs firearms from another post;
    We don’t blame cars for drunk driving because cars have an important social utility in modern America, in fact the US economy would collapse if we banned cars because of occasional instances of misuse. Cars have so many beneficial uses that an occasional misuse outweighs the great social utility in their continued existence.
    Firearms in modern America have no social utility, regardless of their dubious benefit centuries ago. They only exist to kill-usually their owners via suicide, or other family members via domestic violence or accident. If all firearms were confiscated today, society as a whole would not be harmed, at least not in sufficient numbers to continue allowing public access to them, given the great potential harm caused by their very existence.

  • [-3] February 24, 2016 at 12:06pm

    If you think that giving up firearm squirrel hunting and abandoning the idea that your lone shotgun will dissuade an invading government is the equivalent of being on your knees-your legs were pretty wobbly to begin with. I swore the same oath (USAF 1981) plus Lawyer oaths in 2 states and I have no problem letting go of a part of the Constitution which no longer serves any useful purpose.

  • [-3] February 24, 2016 at 11:36am

    [TakeIt]InTheEnd
    You destroyed nothing. Look back at my response. I can apply the social utility test to knives or cars and the equation is still the same; the remaining social utility for firearms in 2016 is far less than the damage caused to society as a whole through their continued availability

    The situation in France is an isolated event, and it is not possible to measure the number of people who were not killed by firearms in that country. Suffice it to say that they do not suffer weekly mass murder as we do here.

  • [-3] February 24, 2016 at 11:04am

    We will not be murdering any innocent citizens. After the mandatory surrender period ends, any person in private possession of a firearm (absent extraordinary permitting) will not be innocent—they will be a criminal– subject to full sanctions. Thus after date “X,” those who own a firearm which was previously obtained legally, and those who previously owned them illegally, will have equal status; Criminals. The goal is complete confiscation, and yes, once accomplished, I expect firearm violence to mirror that found in more civilized jurisdictions.

  • [-5] February 24, 2016 at 8:27am

    Imagine simultaneous Waco style assaults taking place in large city and small towns exactly on the day after the mandatory turn in period ends. Maybe you will be on the list. We mostly know who has guns, and where we don’t, once the reward program is annonced, your friends, neighbors and enemies will be happy to help us find you

    A few hundred crispy families will keep the keyboard warriors from going further with their 2d Amendment fetish.

    I will just sit in my Chicago condo and watch it all on TV. No need for me to get my hands dirty-we have the government, military and civilian defense forces on my side.

  • [-8] February 23, 2016 at 9:39pm

    And if they were never available in the first place, no one would ever have to worry about them being used to kill an innocent person. Our goal is to make sure that you no longer can possess them to begin with. We will get there.

  • [-9] February 23, 2016 at 8:53pm

    The 6 dead in Kalamazoo are overwhelmed with joy to learn that occasionally and rarely an outcome like this takes place. Meanwhile, another week, another mass killing. And how many suicides or domestic killings occurred with those wonderful firearms during that same period?

    Sorry, but the body count caused by the antiquated 2d Amandment is not worth 1 success story. America is through with this.

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  • [-2] February 23, 2016 at 1:50pm

    We don’t blame cars for drunk driving because cars have an important social utility in modern America, in fact the US economy would collapse if we banned cars because of occasional instances of misuse. Cars have so many beneficial uses that an occasional misuse outweighs the great social utility in their continued existence.

    Firearms in modern America have no social utility, regardless of their dubious benefit centuries ago. They only exist to kill-usually their owners via suicide, or other family members via domestic violence or accident. If all firearms were confiscated today, society as a whole would not be harmed, at least not in sufficient numbers to continue allowing public access to them, given the great potential harm caused by their very existence.

    As to France and other more enlightened countries who have banned private possession of firearms, it is difficult to prove how many people were not killed in other situations because of such bans. I only know that 6 people are dead in Kalamazoo because the US refuses to follow the lead of the rest of the civilized world in this regard.

  • [-7] February 23, 2016 at 10:27am

    He had 12 guns. Why he even needed 1 in modern America is something I do not understand. I do understand that if he had zero guns, as private citizens are allowed to possess in every other advanced nation, these deaths would not have occurred.

    Your antiquated 2d Amendment is racking up quite a body count. Time to do away with it via executive order.

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  • [-7] February 21, 2016 at 9:00pm

    And Limbaugh. And Nugent. The list of right wing chicken Hawks is long and distinguished. But don’t let facts get in the way. We’re just making this up after all.

  • [-1] February 21, 2016 at 8:45pm

    One God, and it just happens to be the one you believe in. How christofascist of you. And how much you and the Tallinn have in common.

    Not. In. My. America.

  • [1] February 21, 2016 at 7:03pm

    Take my rednecks….please. A global embarrassment.

  • [-10] February 21, 2016 at 6:42pm

    Any particular God? I have a few hundred to choose from. And can I fast for national gun confiscation and Sanders to be our next president? Will that work just as well? I’m sure there is a God for that.

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  • [1] February 21, 2016 at 1:26pm

    Yes. We have evolved and progressed over were we were 40 years ago. Have you?

    40 years ago you couldn’t get a decent meal in town and the Commons was just a state mental hospital. Last night I dined on foie gras, squid ink pasta and venison at Stella in the Commons. I dropped $300 into the local tax base. Would prefer that we go back to my spending $20 at Big Boy 40 years ago?

    Was Front Street better 40 years ago with boarded up stores, or today, with the State Theater supporting a thriving dining/retail/cultural rebirth unlike anything seen in Michigan? The millions of visitors to TC and those of capable of appreciate the finer things in like answer with a resounding YES and millions of our dollars.

    If it feels like TC has left you behind, there is a reason. It has. I don’t feel bad about that. Have you considered Alpena?

  • [-4] February 21, 2016 at 9:33am

    I agree, you made an especially wise decision to move. On the other hand, buying my second home in Traverse City was the best move we made 15 years ago. We belong here. Traverse City is a progressive, inclusive foodie and cultural paradise that has little to nothing in common with the redneck parts of the State. Of course, we welcome everyone to come spend money here, just check your hate and racism at the City Line.

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  • [-2] February 20, 2016 at 10:59pm

    Not people in general. You. How is your life actually different because of alleged NSA spying? Because of alleged IRS enforcement of non profit exemptions? Were you shot by a gun in Mexido? How about none of the above. You just need to complain about my President because of his “tint.”

  • February 20, 2016 at 5:54pm

    White Power!

  • [-1] February 13, 2016 at 9:38pm

    Would love to see the comments here if it was Justice Ginsberg.

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