User Profile: Selfreliance

Selfreliance

Member Since: September 04, 2010

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  • [9] December 19, 2014 at 4:40pm

    That’s just silly. Video games are as valid a form of entertainment as any other, and your blanket condemnation is the height of immaturity.

  • [28] December 19, 2014 at 4:36pm

    Right. Laziness, porn, and immaturity are actually great strategies for a successful relationship.

  • [1] December 4, 2014 at 1:44pm

    No one “freaked” over a cigarette. They reacted exactly as taught and trained over his actions… resisting arrest, as you admit.

  • [1] December 4, 2014 at 1:43pm

    Was he wearing a sign that noted his “slow witted” nature? This guy had 31 prior convictions (after he turned 16, who knows what on just juvie card), and was not a newbie to the process here.

  • [3] December 4, 2014 at 1:42pm

    He did not hold him for an excessively long duration given his actions, and of course everyone put on the ground while resisting arrest says they can’t breath, this or that hurts, they’re cooperating, and so forth. You’d like a rule that if someone says they cannot breathe the cops have to let him go?

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  • [2] December 4, 2014 at 1:39pm

    You realize that he should have HAD HIS HANDS BEHIND HIS BACK, right? You can claim they were up “as if to surrender,” but at the very least that is subject to interpretation. This man had 31 prior convictions, so he’s not a novice here.

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  • December 4, 2014 at 1:37pm

    First, he _did_ resist arrest. When being placed under arrest, any action not in compliance with instructions is “resisting arrest.” This is without question. Second, faced with a large and powerful man resisting arrest, the course of action is clear: take him to the ground. They could have tazed him… would you really like the discharge of a $100 cartridge from a tazer to be the first course of action, when you’ve got six officers on the scene? Far more people — and it’s still a microscopic number — die from being tazed than from a manual take down so no, you would not.

    Bad time to be a city cop. Where is the reporting on the thousands of NYC misdemeanor arrests this year that DIDN’T result in death? Where is the reporting on the recent grand jury decision in South Carolina to hold a white police chief over for trail in the shooting death of an unarmed black man in 2011? It’s like a media lynch mob. Police killed approximately 450 citizens in 2013, 123 of them black. That includes people drawing down on officers, those threatening serious bodily harm to others, and so forth. This is NOT an “epidemic.”

  • October 19, 2014 at 2:30pm

    1 – A travel ban should happen in the US, as in many of the world’s rational countries. 2 – The American people strongly favor this logical approach. 3 – The basis for not instituting such a ban is hogwash.

    It’s the people NOT speaking up about this simple issue that are silly. Ted Cruz is about as “silly” as hearings about why four Americans were left to die.

  • [1] October 19, 2014 at 2:28pm

    They fly back together, so as not to put others at risk, and enter quarantine for 21 days upon their return. Obviously. Better, of course, they quarantine in-country together and then return together without intermediate contact with anyone potentially exposed. These are simple issues.

  • [5] October 19, 2014 at 2:26pm

    Finally, someone of note says what every thinking person has believed since the Administration first rolled out these moronic claims.

  • October 1, 2014 at 9:39am

    “I’m writing this staring at the mess the police left for me”

    I am curious if she thought the police would scrub the blood off the floor, perform a little carpentry to repair the door, what?

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  • September 25, 2014 at 10:17am

    Don’t make things up. “Shoot on sight” is a very specific order that is completely different from “authorized to shoot if he doesn’t surrender.”

  • [2] September 11, 2014 at 7:17pm

    Sure, we need the next iPhone of guns…. just ask Jennifer Lawrence.

  • [2] September 10, 2014 at 9:54am

    Surely chapter leaders are elected by chapter member. Is it not reasonable to think chapters unlikely to elect non-Christian leaders for their Christian-based organization? This entire issue is moronic.

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  • September 6, 2014 at 9:42am

    Ironic that Reed always harps on the Koch brothers, but has no problem with Steyer, Bloomberg, Eychanger, Simons, Stryker, and those Democrat donors that hide their massive contributions. To put this in perspective, OpenSecrets says Tom Steyer’s 2014 federal level contributions tally over $20M, 100% to the D, and he is the #1 individual donor. David Koch makes that list at #83 with $412K. Even ADDED WITH the Koch Industries $2.9M (ranked #35 in organizational contributors), the Koch’s total contributions a 16% of Tom Steyer… who has promised to hit $100M, by the way.

    The Democrats don’t complain, of course, about the massive union contributions. As organizational contributors:
    Carpenters, #3
    SEUI, #4
    City of NY, #5
    AFT, #10
    AFL-CIO, #12
    State/County/Muni Workers. #14
    Pipefitters, #15
    Electrical Workers, #16
    Steelworkers, #18
    OEU, #19

    That is HALF of the top 20 political contributors… all unions donating almost entirely to Democrats. Why isn’t this an issue, Harry?

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  • August 27, 2014 at 5:27pm

    The cops “did” or “didn’t” realize the perp was holding an Airsoft gun?

  • [1] August 9, 2014 at 7:17am

    If you’re going to carry a firearm, you have to know the law. You must realize that many locations and states unconstitutionally limit your right to keep and bear arms in common use as a means to defend yourself and others. You should know that some people are so blindly anti-gun that they will harass you endlessly if your reveal to them that you choose to exercise this constitutionally protected right. If you break the law related to your choice, you should expect the most harsh response possible in some places, completely devoid of logic and rational thought.

  • [4] July 30, 2014 at 12:59pm

    Anyone who doesn’t get what Dawkins is saying is an absolute moron. Person A accosts person B with a knife, and cut them… a 1″ slice on their forearm. Person C accosts person D with a knife, and cuts them… burying the blade through their arm. Both are “assault with a deadly weapon (knife)” but you’re going to tell me the second isn’t worse than the first? Child molestation includes both fondling and forced penetration. One isn’t worse than the other? Some people are simply out to be offended, or out to find fault with someone.

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  • [1] July 19, 2014 at 9:41am

    In case it’s not obvious to you and everyone else, they’re not. It’s the firearm owner’s responsibility to know and follow all applicable laws, and everyone that’s going to own a gun should be fully aware of that.

    I’ll go a step further. I do NOT want gun regulation taken to a national level. I like in a relatively gun-friendly state, and I have no interest in subjecting my ownership and use of firearms to the voting powers of legislators from the liberal coasts.

  • [3] July 12, 2014 at 11:39am

    “most of the more than 57,000 unaccompanied kids who’ve arrived since October”

    Get with it, Blaze. These are NOT “kids.” They are OTM “unaccompanied minors,” meaning individuals under the age of 18 not in the presence of their legal parent or guardian. The majority are bound to be 13-17 and mostly gang members, but of course nothing but staged pictures and no data is being provided about their ages. Using a word that conjures up images of little 8 year old Sally playing with Border Bustin Barbie is simply inaccurate. When is the last time you look at a 17 year old MS-13 member with his face covered in gang ink and thought, “what a cute kid!”?

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