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zapparules

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  • [-4] October 24, 2014 at 3:41pm

    No NO. N O
    This is NOT why America is no longer exceptional. In fact… America IS STILL VERY exceptional. So you are wrong on both accounts.

    Interesting you bring up ‘successful’.
    What if YOU were running a successful business and this fellow decided to start placing WHATEVER kind of flags ALL OVER his business property which was right next to yours. And what if you noticed that your business began to ‘suffer’ after he started doing so? Would you be all supportive of this fellow then?

    What happens when the unbridled freedoms of another begins to infringe on YOUR freedoms – Say… The freedom to try and be as successful with your business as you can – and you think his actions are infringing on that? Then what?

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  • [-5] October 24, 2014 at 3:35pm

    And maybe these fence jumpers are mentally unstable.

  • [-7] October 24, 2014 at 3:16pm

    progressiveslayer
    Not quite a response specific to my question but… Very revealing nonetheless.

    My main question was… Would all those who are coming out and supporting this fellow… Would they be doing the same if these were all flags of another nationality?
    Yes. I offered the Syrian flag (and I had even thought of using the ISIS flag) – so as to be a bit more ‘antagonizing’ – and well, your response confirms what I would expect from some if that were the case but…
    Let’s say the owner was… Polish – and he/she wanted to fly a WHOLE BUNCH of Polish flags at his business site.
    Would ALL those now supporting this fellow do the same for the Polish fellow – OR… How many of them would be saying: ‘Well he just needs to follow the city ordinance. It is what it is.’

    What I’m getting at is… Is it a double standard?
    (And you progressiveslayer – like I… Know that it is.)

  • [-4] October 24, 2014 at 2:43pm

    I wonder what the public sentiment would be if a business owner were flying dozens of say… Syrian flags.

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  • October 24, 2014 at 9:03am

    So maybe you’d like to see a sliding pay scale for ALL our medical workers related to ALL the work they do?
    Patient has the flu… Regular pay.
    Patient has AIDS… 10% higher compensation
    Patient has Ebola… ???

    And this could apply to all healthcare workers… From the ‘janitors’ and other lower level staff who still can come in contact with patients (or their ‘waste’) – all the way up to doctors – and heck, maybe even administrators too.

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  • [-6] October 24, 2014 at 8:52am

    Interesting location for a baptism but hey… I know those folks down there take their football serious.

    Coach: ‘OK boys. Let’s finish-up these last few drills and then break for your baptisms.’

    Wonder what kind of pressure those who left feel. Bet they’re not starters. (Or never will be in coach’s eyes.)

    Hey. Maybe next time the 50 yard line can play host to a Bat Mitzvah – or maybe even a Bris?

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  • October 23, 2014 at 9:16am

    AvengerK
    WHY do you keep insisting on telling us about Obama’s ‘experts’ when I SPECIFICALLY asked you to tell us about the ‘experts that YOU FOLLOW?

    I KNOW you don’t trust Obama’s advisers. That much is VERY clear.
    Who do you trust?
    Who do you refer to as the basis of / the ‘expert’ who supports your contention that an all-out traveler ban is the ‘best’ way to address this very serious risk?

  • [-5] October 22, 2014 at 2:28pm

    AvengerK
    Care to offer which experts you are listening to that say an all out traveler ban on those coming from those infected countries is the ‘best’ approach for addressing this matter? And then please present WHY they say such is the ‘best’ approach for protecting American citizens.

    Look. I am being very sincere here.
    I have heard from many medical and other related experts who say such an all out traveler ban would NOT be best. I guess I haven’t been watching enough FOX or listening to enough conservative media outlets lately to hear of other experts who support what you suggest we do so… Again, in all sincerity… All I am doing is asking for ‘proof’ from you that there are (a majority – hopefully) of experts saying we should ban all such travelers.

    I have not even seen such reports here on TheBlaze. I saw one story about an expert from Israel – but even that one did not suggest an all out traveler ban. Any others I hear calling for such are but some political leaders – like Ted Cruz. What expertise in these matters do folks like Cruz have?

    I am just asking you to substantiate your claims AvengerK. No need to attack me personally or those advising the president. (I already know you don’t respect ANYONE advising the president.)
    I just want to know ‘who is advising you’.

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  • October 22, 2014 at 12:51pm

    You watch…
    Some will look to argue that the fact that the rabbits that got those messages… They were later ‘euthanized’ – And some will say that is a worse ‘crime’ then the utter WASTING of $387,000 paid to ‘study’ those bunny massages.

  • October 22, 2014 at 12:18pm

    foo
    Interesting response there when asked to have a discussion about the problems/challenges of our inner cities (and elsewhere).
    I think I am going to have to re-read it a few times to get a better understanding of what you are tying to present.

    Few ‘quick’ points though.
    Why the (continued) ‘attack’ on me personally – like your assertion that I (and the Left) somehow “want more laws and regs to help you sleep better because your platform is useless and you cannot address things on street level because they will actually shoot you.”?
    Do you even know my platform? I did just offer you some very basic ‘foundational’ concerns of mine – and I don’t recall offering anything about wanting MORE laws and regs just so I can sleep better.
    Maybe if you focused on those items I presented you could do a better job substantiating your claim that MY (?) platform is useless – and that I (?) cannot address things on street level.
    Honestly – I have NOT tried to “address things on street level”. Such is indeed a failure of mine. I SHOULD indeed try harder to ‘put boots on the ground’ – so as to better TRY and get real change like that I talk about.

    Again… I’m really gonna have to re-read your post and provided links – perhaps a couple times – to try and get your ‘meaning’ from it.
    Since you at least put the time in to respond I will at least give it honest consideration.

    And sorry you feel you have “wasted” space by giving more detail than usual. Greater detail is usually a good thing.

  • October 22, 2014 at 12:00pm

    teebubba
    I am sincerely sorry about what your mother and you and your family had to endure. Thank you for sharing. It is very important people get as much information about a situation before passing judgement.

    Knowing what you know – I would be interested to hear what you think should be done with Cord and any of those that ‘suppressed’ – in any way – information that could have saved lives.

    I now find this story / topic somewhat related to another I am discussing (trying to discuss) elsewhere on TheBlaze – and that is the reporting of a stolen gun. Should people be required to report to authorities when a weapon of theirs has been stolen?
    I think that situation is rather similar to this ‘reporting’ of a known threat to others.
    Thanks

  • [2] October 22, 2014 at 11:54am

    Without knowing any more details than what presented in this story…
    Sounds to me like Cord should be fired! Should have been fired some time ago.
    AND… Held (legally) accountable for covering up a deadly virus outbreak.

    And it would seem to me that anyone who authorized anything but firing Cord needs to be disciplined as well.

  • [-2] October 22, 2014 at 11:47am

    And oh by the way GhostOfJefferson…
    The regulation is NOT ordering you to ‘report that you have firearms to the government, simply because I have children’ – Is is not that at all.
    It is requiring you to report the THEFT (don’t believe they are even including loss in there) – but the THEFT – by a criminal – of a deadly weapon.
    And that is regardless of if YOU have children or not.

    So again.. Tell me the benefit / gain you feel you get by not reporting such a crime and loss of a deadly weapon.

  • [-2] October 22, 2014 at 11:43am

    Well GhostOfJefferson
    Here’s hoping you or a loved one never finds themselves in that position.

    Some of us do think such IS ‘better regulation’ – than none at all.
    What’s YOUR argument for NOT reporting such?
    What benefit(s) do you or society gain out of not reporting such?
    Tell me WHY you would not report such a crime and the benefit of withholding that information from those whose duty it is To Protect And Serve?

    In no way do I seek to seriously punish someone who fails to uphold this regulation but…

    Just tell me / us – confirm to us GhostOfJefferson…
    If a young child – YOUR child – or a loved one of yours was killed by a criminal who stole a gun or vehicle AND that gun or vehicle COULD HAVE BEEN recovered BEFORE the subsequent second crime that took the life of your loved one… All because the initial crime was simply reported to authorities…
    You’d have NO PROBLEM with the fact that YOUR child or YOUR loved one’s murder COULD HAVE BEEN stopped – right?
    I just want clarity on that.
    I just want to know what kind of ‘accountability free’ society you seek to live in.

  • [-2] October 22, 2014 at 11:32am

    textopcat
    You are using one, I would think, rather rare example of POSSIBLY mis-applying such a regulation.
    First. I would think anyone carrying what is indeed a deadly weapon SHOULD know all the ‘critical’ laws associated with such a right. And crossing state lines… ANY inter-state transportation with such a weapon… Knowing the laws associated with that SHOULD be a requirement of anyone owning / seeking to transport weapons in such a manner. We have laws and regulations for ‘devices’ that are far less deadly than guns – and peoples’ ignorance of such does not excuse them of breaking the law.

    And frankly textopcat… I would assume you realize such “gun-related crime” legislation is aimed at just that… REAL gun-related CRIME.
    I don’t think any reasonable or responsible person can argue that 10 years – or anything close to that – is reasonable punishment for the ‘basic’, low-level ‘failure’ of ‘incorrectly transporting weapons – like you have described.

    Not sure about your: ‘Should doing a good excuse breaking the law? Much more detail is needed.

    As for SB 565 I cited this earlier:
    What if it was your child or loved one that was killed by a criminal that stole someone else’s vehicle (or gun) and the owner of such felt no need to report such. And what if – which IS the reality – the car (or gun) could have been recovered BEFORE that subsequent crime that killed your loved one – if ONLY such had been reported?
    What might you view on SB 565 be then?

  • October 22, 2014 at 11:14am

    WOW foo…
    You are actually somewhat correct. Folks SHOULD indeed focus on addressing actual inner city problems. (Bet if you ask Senator Nasheed she would tell you she IS focusing on such. It’s all relative.

    All WE are doing here POSTING comments about this Senator’s arrest and ‘generalized’ gun regulation is just that… Posting – NOT addressing.

    We do indeed have VERY SERIOUS – and complex – inner city problems.

    Care to tell me though how I am “fixating on law abiding gun owners” though?
    What reasonable person is saying: “You go out for vacation, your hovel is robbed, and you are then a criminal.”
    WHO is arguing that?

    What do YOU think are some of the actual inner city issues that need addressed?

    For me, some of those include – but certainly not limited to…
    Education. I think we have a near crisis in our education system
    Healthcare. I think lack of access to basic healthcare results in many other subsequent problems.
    Economic inequality. (And I am NOT talking about some supposed redistribution of wealth.) Economic inequality causes ALL KINDS of problems. And what causes that inequality… LOTS of things.
    Legal inequality
    Gun violence
    Gang violence
    Drug addiction and abuse
    INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTABILITY!

    So sure foo…
    You want to discuss and seek to address the many and complex issues, challenges, problems of the inner city – AND elsewhere… Let’s do that.

    What are YOUR thoughts on such and WHAT do YOU think can be done to address such challenges?

  • [6] October 22, 2014 at 10:52am

    These two HUGE ‘fools’ (they are actually much worse than fools for attempting to pass off their video as reality) have perhaps caused more damage to equality than the real inequality out there. (OK. Maybe not. But they certainly have NOT helped their ’cause’ – if I’m even sure what that is. For all I really know – Their cause could just be to make more money – and one can certainly do that by being divisive. Just ask Rush Limbaugh. Anyway…)

    These two have lost all credibility – and rightfully so – and do not deserve to have their views on this matter (racial profiling) – or any other matter – given any further consideration.

    Sad. Obviously no one ever told these two the Cry Wolf story.

    “they were simply trying to bring awareness to an important issue. “All we were trying to do was raise the fact that racial profiling does happen in some places,”
    Well ‘boys’.. You did indeed bring some awareness to AN issue – but that issue is that not-so-smart people do not-so-smart things sometimes – and such can and often does cause harm.

    There is enough REAL injustice out there that no one needs to make stuff up about it.

    What utter failures these two are.
    “YouTube stars” – ??? Really?
    I can only hope these stars have shown their last ‘light’.

    Hmm…
    Kind of reminds me of that James O’Keefe fellow and his failed efforts.
    Wasn’t he just ‘caught’ trying to bait folks?
    And no Blaze story.
    Hmmmm

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  • October 22, 2014 at 10:23am

    Ghandi was a Republican
    You are correct. But while our planet’s volcanoes themselves do NOT plant trees, manage water reservoirs OR clean up after themselves – or …plant trees – again — It turns out that other ‘elements’ of the Earth itself (besides JUST man) does indeed plant trees, create water reservoirs AND, in many ways, cleans up after itself.
    To be certain – for me at least – our planet may not be the ‘savior’ (I though only a god or son of god was to be considered a savior of such things – but I digress) – for at least me… Our planet is A great giver of life.

    And Ghandi was a Republican…
    You might want to consider weighing how much ‘real’ pollution the earth generates verses the real pollution man (intentionally) generates verses the amount of ‘clean up’ man does before calling man the savior (of our planet’s environment).

    How many streams provide enough fish that we are not supposed to eat (because of man-made toxins in them)?
    How many days are those who may be slightly ‘compromised’ not supposed to go outside because of the presence of many many made pollutants?
    How much FURTHER must our global fishing fleets go to obtain the same level of catch they did but a couple / few decades back?

    “The number of wild animals on Earth has halved in the past 40 years, according to a new analysis. Creatures across land, rivers and the seas are being decimated as humans kill them for food in unsustainable numbers, while polluting or destroying their habitats”
    Savior??

  • October 22, 2014 at 10:11am

    Rise_of_Legions
    And why is that?
    I mostly simply ask lots of questions. And there almost are no responses to such questions…
    Why?

    As I have asked before… What value do any of you get out of simply posting Yes-man type posts? So most all of you seem to agree on most matters – or at the very least all hold a conservative / Right view on most matters – and so… What value does it bring to any of you to just voice those similar viewpoints?
    Does such just stroke egos?
    Does such allow for one to TRULY consider the views of others – and have their own views challenged – which, I believe, leads to either a needed modification of one’s own views or gives credence to those original views.

    Why, Rise_of_Legions, do you think most of the responses to my posts are but calling me names and attempts to attack my personal character?
    I don’t call others names and… I am sorry if my challenging questions make one feel they are being ‘attacked’ but… That is not the intent at all.
    I want to know WHY someone holds the positions they do.

    Some of the folks posting here should really try that approach some time. That might find is of real value.

  • [2] October 22, 2014 at 9:50am

    DakotaJoe
    SINCERELY I thank you for your reasonable and responsible post.
    Far more often than not here folks simply call me names and (attempt to) make attacks on my personal character – rather than respond to the actual content of what I post. So to read your post was quite refreshing.

    As I just posted above… I am in NO WAY some big Jamilah Nasheed supporter. In fact, knowing VERY little about her how could I even yet responsibly ‘rule’ one way or another about her. And to note, as I did above, there are indeed some things I am finding out about Senator Nasheed that I do consider rather disturbing – like…
    One of her responses to the Brown shooting – just days after the shooting when emotions/tensions were VERY high – was to offer: “How can you justify killing and shooting down a man in the middle of a street, execution-style, again simply because his only crime was walking in the middle of the street wanting to visit his grandmother…”
    Ummmm Senator… 1) How about not inflaming folks further. 2) How about you wait for further information about the shooting to come out before accusing someone in uniform of an execution-style killing. 3) You knew, at the very least, this young fellow was not just a sweet little grandmother’s kid by watching the video of his exchange in the store – so…
    Again to say it – because some here will accuse me of the opposite – I am no fan of this Senator.

    Let’s TRY and keep it more factual than not.
    Let’s TRY NOT to remain uninformed.

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