User Profile: Selfreliance


Member Since: September 04, 2010


  • [1] January 29, 2015 at 11:57pm

    Apparently, MAIG — I mean Everytown — does not know the difference between advertising something for sale and selling it.

  • [15] January 28, 2015 at 7:45pm

    There’s no reason but to be a pain in the arse not to answer the question about “where you came from.” No doubt the police had to send someone to respond to the call, lacking confirmation that these were the subjects involved… and these guys should fund that waste of time.

    Exercise one’s rights does not require disrespecting others… in this case, the others whose legitimate need might go unserved while resources are wasted with absolutely no gain or purpose. Aside from this issue, I have no problem with what these guys did.

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  • [5] January 28, 2015 at 12:19pm

    If deflating them in the bathroom is your plan, surely you A) practice doing it and B) use an appropriate tool. It is simple enough to hook a pressure regulator set to blow off down to 11 PSI to an inflator needle, such that you just stick it in until the rushing air sound completes (perhaps a couple of seconds) then move on. The result is to quickly and accurately deflate 11 balls, with time to wash your hands afterwards.

  • [12] January 21, 2015 at 2:14pm

    Bryant Gumbel is the pig, and perhaps “intolerant pig” is a more apt description, not the 5 million men and women of the NRA.

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  • [4] January 5, 2015 at 1:38pm

    No. Shall issue concealed carry with national reciprocity is the best carry. Carrying openly makes one a target. Requiring a (shall issue) permit allows analysis that shows — and has repeatedly shown — that individuals licensed to carry concealed are basically the most law-abiding subset of the population that can be identified. Where open carry becomes the law, inevitably a pile of business ban the practice, as is their right. This inevitably leads to lots of guns in cars, accidental illegal policy breaking, and so forth.

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  • January 2, 2015 at 10:19am

    Did someone not learn about slavery in the US, just as an example that usually accompanies such drivel? If so, I missed that (since it’s taught currently, unlike the basics about our system of governance). How about:

    If we’re going to teach the bad, we should teach the good too.

    In its relatively short history, America has been responsible for greater prosperity, wealth creation, and advancement of the global human condition than every other country in the history of the world combined. These amazing accomplishments — referred to by those who understand the term as American Exceptionalism — came about because of a unique combination of free market economics, private property, and rule of law.

  • January 2, 2015 at 10:13am

    Is there some limit, such that posting this is keeping something that better fits your personal definition of newsworthy out? You elected to read it. Not like the topic of the article was hidden from you.

  • January 2, 2015 at 10:12am

    MR, have you actually read through the test? It would take perhaps 20 minutes to teach someone completely unfamiliar with the United States enough to pass with at least a 60 of 100. You seem to imply that a requirement such as this one in onerous somehow, and that’s simply false. Skip one episode of the Family Guy and you’re good to go.

  • [1] January 2, 2015 at 10:09am

    Sure. Since you can quote the Constitution, surely you are aware that none if the rights guaranteed therein are absolute? You can’t shout “fire” in a crowded theater despite your right to free speech, you can’t own an automatic weapon without special permission from the government despite your rights to keep and bear arms, and you can’t vote if you’ve been convicted of a felony despite your right to vote. You might say, of course, that a crime is an explicit exception. Show me the explicit exception in the Second Amendment. In any event, such a requirement should be universal… and thus federal, not the action of any individual state.

  • [14] 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.

  • [37] 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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