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  • [-3] August 27, 2014 at 4:07pm

    You so funny.
    That’s your real solution huh?
    Spend BILLIONS and BILLIONS of dollars on closing and securing the border AND… Spend BILLION more rounding-up and deporting MILLIONS of illegals.
    Pretty amazing stuff HOLD_THE_LINE. Even the political leaders you follow aren’t proposing anything that crazy.

    Curios. Care to tell us all what impact to our national economy a plan like yours might have? Care to explain the logistical details of your two-pronged plan?

    And boy.. You do love the childish name-calling don’t you?
    Do you really think such gives greater support for your positions – or does it somehow make you feel more superior?

  • August 27, 2014 at 4:00pm

    So who are you and how do YOU come to the conclusion that the video “displays NOTHING in bad taste”?
    Might you say the exact same if it was your son or daughter – or your husband or loved one was the killed instructor?

    ALL things can be seen thru a different perspective. At least Hi_Don gave some reasoning for his position. You not only attack Hi_Don for his (substantiated) but then you fail to offer anything of real substance – that I could tell – for your attack and your position on this matter.
    What? Just because “The rest of us will learn from life, unpleasant as it may be” – that is reason enough for ALL to accept YOUR contention of such.
    Just because “The media reports news. Some of that is violent.” that makes the showing of this video all okie-dokie for you – and should do the same for all others as well – ???
    And then for you to use / reference “plenty of funny cat videos” within a discussion about such a terrible tragedy… You do a total disservice to the man killed and the child and family forever scared by this event.
    If simply viewing materials that were “devoid of people’s “faults” and foibles of human existence” OR conversely… See ALL materials that included such – does NOT make a person ‘better’ or ‘worse’.
    Life is far more complex than that.

  • August 27, 2014 at 3:50pm

    “f you prevented something bad you were right, if you didn’t you were wrong.”
    NO. It’s not that simple.
    What determines if something is ‘bad’?
    What / who determines if you did ALL you could to prevent that bad from happening?

    “If she were yours”
    A more poignant point could not be made.
    If more people ‘walked in another’s shoes’ or TRULY ‘brought it home’ to themselves or those they intimately love (family / others)… The resulting discussions about such and the values able to be taken from such discussions would dramatically increase – I believe.
    For example… I wonder how many folks would so strongly support the death penalty if it was their son or daughter (or they themselves) waiting to be executed. (Believed innocent – or not). Or if they had to directly expedite the execution.

    I wonder how many folks would argue for less gun oversight and regulation if it was their son or daughter killed by such weapons? Where are the stories telling of all the parents who have lost a loved one to a gun – who now call for ‘more guns’ and less oversight and regulation of such?

    A ‘closed’ mind is a terrible offense.
    Righteousness and intolerance and the inability to compromise (the latter a necessity in life) so often come from a closed mind.

  • August 27, 2014 at 3:35pm

    I ask you the same question as posted to Lost-Soul.
    Do you apply that same reasoning – “Truth should not be censored” – to ALL things?
    Adult entertainment is “truth”. It exists. People enjoy it. Same with reality violence – from war to gangs, etc. – to Hollywood death and destruction – and so… Should those “truths” – ALL truths – be ‘free’ for mass consumption?

    You wrap-up your comments presenting that this particular video has some value – in your view. BUT… How, and by whom, is such value to be determined?

  • August 27, 2014 at 3:29pm

    I do indeed ask the same: “How could a “responsible” gun instructor and “responsible” parents think it was a good idea to teach a nine year old girl to use a fully automatic Uzi?” – but…
    Who – and HOW – are you or I or anyone else to determine such?
    Certainly I believe these are discussions that should take place. As an extreme liberal (as I have been called on this site) I seek to challenge the reasoning behind reasonable and responsible oversight and regulation.

  • August 27, 2014 at 3:24pm

    I am curious. Do you apply that same reasoning… That: “I’d rather live in a world where I can choose whether or not I want to see something as a posed to someone deciding for me” – to such materials as: Adult ‘entertainment’? Violence (Reality version – like war footage / beheadings / etc. – as well as ‘made-up’ Hollywood-type death and destruction?)
    Just wondering?

  • [1] August 27, 2014 at 3:20pm

    Your comments about “the anti crowd” are just sick and disgusting.
    I personally don’t know of one anti-gun person that “will love this” – Nor do I believe any reasonable or responsible person would “rejoice in the news that an instructor was killed”. (ONLY an unreasonable / irresponsible person would think as you contend.)

    Your generalizations about those who seek to reduce the rates of injury and death associated with such weapons is sickening and does NOTHING to help that effort.

  • August 27, 2014 at 3:14pm

    Add a gun to ANY situation (with ‘smart’ or supposedly ‘stupid’ people) and the chance of injury or death is significantly increased.

    What a senseless, terrible tragedy.
    (And fact is it could have been worse. Others could have easily lost their lives too.)

    Sounds like a number of folks posting about this story want to ‘regulate’ such activities / Tell others what age their children can fire certain weapons / Tell instructors or ranges what ages and/or which weapons can be experienced.
    And then the other extreme alternative is zero regulation or oversight of such matters.

    Curious what type of litigation might come from this tragedy. (Almost certainly someone will be suing someone else over this. Such is as American as Apple Pie and shooting Uzis.)

    Sad. So very, very sad.

  • [-1] August 27, 2014 at 3:00pm

    It’s like trying to hold a conversation with a 5 year old.
    Actually. The 5 year old would probably do a better job responding / engaging than folks like TheGrtDcptn.
    Most certainly the 5 year old may well exceed them in comprehension abilities.

  • [-2] August 27, 2014 at 2:55pm

    You ALL failed to answer my legitimate questions.
    Why is this a story worthy of posting at any site? What is the point or area of ‘contention’? What type or topic of discussion is to be pulled from this story?

    Instead folks like HOLD_THE_LINE, TheGrtDcptn, attempt to dismiss and belittle by childish name-calling and the like. (But that’s expected from folks who are unable to otherwise engage in reasonable and responsible discussions.)

    And then you actually go on to prove my point about this particular story – not being worthy of discussion – by going on and yammering about virtual reality games or what have you.

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  • [-2] August 27, 2014 at 2:43pm

    So just what is “erotica” TheGrtDcptn?

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  • [-5] August 27, 2014 at 2:41pm

    LOVE IT!
    The do-nothing Republicans look to do even less – or worse… Shut the govt down.

    Hey Rep. King.
    How about a response like: ‘We disagree with what the President is proposing with respect to immigration AND HERE IS OUR ALTERNATIVE to such.’
    But are Republicans offering any type of REAL solution to the immigration situation?

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  • August 27, 2014 at 2:23pm

    Just because one might not hold a belief in a ‘Supreme Being” does not mean one can’t hold to the belief that a man named Jesus Christ existed.

    So Kryteon… Why do YOU hold the religious text and/or beliefs of one religion over that of another?

    “How would an atheist have any idea about the true meaning of Christmas?”
    Well first off… One does not have to hold a certain belief to gain an awareness of what some others hold as (their) “true meaning”. I do not have to hold god-beliefs to be aware of and understand the god-beliefs of others.
    Are you aware of the tenets of faith of say… Muslims? Or do you not have any idea about such? (And you just dismiss, belittle or out-right attack such other beliefs without any awareness of such?)

  • August 27, 2014 at 2:15pm

    Considering many god-believers really ‘ramp it up’ during the most challenging of times… Asking for ‘the strength’ (aka help) from a supposed ‘Supreme Being’ when times are most demanding…
    Interesting that you would then call atheists cowards.

    And at least I can say I finally pretty much agree with some words of wisdom from Monk-man. There are ‘cowards’ – AND those of ‘strength’ – to be found among any group of people – believers and non-believers.

  • [-2] August 27, 2014 at 2:08pm

    Do you believe that if you can ask some (perhaps non-answerable) questions about evolution that such then PROVES the existence of a god?

    That same ‘game’ can be flipped to faith-believers. And since it appears you like to give tests… Can you answer:
    Who or what created the creator?
    Explain why something as complex as the ‘Creator of all’ could happen by chance? (Show you math – or faith-based solution please.)
    Using ‘reasoning’ that most people might comprehend, please give specific, tangible details about the rather incomprehensible supreme entity and ‘His’ rather incomprehensible creation of ALL? (Again. Show your math.)
    Why would a creator of such boundless magnificence ‘require’ (ask for) but only one species of his entire universe for their ‘worship’?
    And then why would a creator of such boundless magnificence ‘empower’ but only one species of his entire universe with the ability to question such? Question not only the creation itself but the very existence of the creator?
    And then why would a creator of such boundless magnificence NOT create an environment where ALL (of one particular species – humans) has the ‘awareness’ of HIS SPECIFIC existence? In other words: Why do we each interpret or even have or not have our own totally individual god-beliefs? Why such an extreme variety of beliefs of possible creatorS (or none at all) among those who were supposedly created by this supposed supreme being?
    Does a Supreme Being ever get bored?

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  • [-2] August 27, 2014 at 1:41pm

    So momrules…
    Just how many “militant” atheists are out there practicing what you say they are practicing?
    Care to also offer a guess at what percentage of all atheists are “militant”?
    So you would take no issue with PUBLIC schools and local govts expending tax-payer funds and resources on displays for any or perhaps most all OTHER (beyond just Christian) religious celebrations?

    Can you offer anything of substance, tangible proof, to back-up your claim that the “true happiness” of these (militant? or all?) atheists “comes in their money laden hate filled power trip”?
    My guess is that most atheists won’t care one bit about this movie.

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  • [1] August 27, 2014 at 1:34pm

    “Cameron said … claims that will be addressed in the film include: … that Christmas is really a church co-opting of winter solstice celebrations, that Jesus was not born on December 25, that Christmas trees are pagan and that consumerism is overshadowing the true reason for the season.”
    If those are the key atheist “claims” Cameron attempts to address, my guess is he is going to fall short of his contention that: ” … they’re going to get frustrated to see some of their best arguments deflated by this movie, …”
    My guess is that MOST atheists don’t worry or care much about claims that “Christmas is really a church co-opting of winter solstice celebrations” or “that Jesus was not born on December 25″ or “that Christmas trees are pagan”.
    If Cameron and some others want to believe those things are important to atheists… Have at it folks.

    And furthermore, I would perhaps contend that YES INDEED, consumerism IS overshadowing the true reason for the season. And not just “overshadowing” it but destroying it! And this sad display of glutenous consumerism is being ‘practiced’ by many, many of the very same people Cameron seeks to make his target audience – who will go and BUY a ticket to his movie – and who profess to supposedly hold the “true” meaning of Christmas in their hearts. If Cameron really wanted to ‘take back’ Christmas he might consider starting a drive to boycott the sickening level of consumerism associated with it. (Will he do that? Doubt it.)

  • [7] August 27, 2014 at 1:11pm

    My guess is that MOST atheists are NOT so outspoken NOR offended by Christians. Furthermore I would offer that MOST atheists probably hold their ‘positions’ about “muslimites” (as you put it) as they do Christians and Christianity.
    Care to offer any specifics that give credence to your comment that Atheists are “literally offended by the presence of God himself”? Just HOW ARE atheists literally offended by the presence of a god?
    And can you also give specific examples / times when an atheist (or multiple atheists) tried to convert you? Or when you have actually witnessed such attempts on others? (Please note. Simply presenting ones beliefs does not equate to attempts at converting another to those beliefs. Otherwise… Every display of religious belief could be construed as an attempt to convert others to those beliefs.)

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  • [-7] August 27, 2014 at 12:59pm

    So what is the story here?
    A parent finds out about some of the erotic material her daughter is into. Big deal. That happens thousands of times every single day around America (and the globe for that matter).

    So again I ask… Just what is the point of TheBlaze presenting this story?

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  • [5] August 26, 2014 at 10:42am

    And what about the BILLIONS given in corporate welfare Zipit?
    As long as our govt continues to ‘pay’ corporations – and we all know corporations ARE people – to abuse the capitalistic system we will never run out of those taking full advantage of such (with the result being ‘abuse’ to millions of others).
    Is that not a problem to you Zipit?

    Why not a single report on TheBlaze about the close to $17 BILLION!!! Bank of America is to pay out for its ILLEGAL mortgage re-selling? Hmmmmm?
    Maybe because that goes against the narrative many on the Right have attempted to ‘sell’ which is that it was the govt’s fault for supposedly ‘forcing’ those financial entity (experts) to make bad loans.
    Would an entity that was supposedly ‘forced’ into such admit to and agree to pay such a fine? (And that fine is still but a drop in the bucket of the massive income these STILL Too-Big-To-Fail institutions steal from us ALL every day!)

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