S.L.

private, Nevada, UNITED STATES


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Let's Ban All Blades

April 9th 2014 15:17
In the wake of yet another tragic shooting at Fort Hood (Texas) we are hearing of a multiple stabbing in Pennsylvania. I've heard gastric rumblings about tighter gun control from the left but nobody seems interested in knife control.
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Mass murderers are not new creations, folks. Serial killers aren't, either. What could be the cause of such crimes against innocents? Could it be the ever cheapening of human life? Abortion on demand right up to the due date is a good example. If we can kill other people as they try to navigate the birth canal, why does anyone even blink at killing those already born? From television to movies to music, killing isn't something real anymore. War is the sterile act of sending drones or dropping bombs on the enemy (except to our military, fighting the real kind of war, of course). Our society is bombarded with video games devoted to killing others. It's just a game but helps to desensitize people.

Ask the victims of a serial killer or a mass shooter or mass stabber if they feel better, knowing that society is unfeeling toward them. Ask someone who is bleeding if they give a rats behind about why the perpetrator attacked them. They won't be nearly as interested in the why's as they are in whether an ambulance will reach them in time.

I read somewhere that one mayor canceled a memorial service for a slain officer but attended the funeral of the man who shot him to death. How's that for getting things wrong, folks? We honor the wrong people and ignore the real victims of our societal ignorance.

These things will continue to happen until we, as a society, force them to stop. Guns, knives, etc. don't act alone to kill. People who feel entitled or aggrieved for real or imagined reasons are the killers. Their weapons matter much less than their motives. I'm pretty sure the Pennsylvania school was a "gun free zone" and the knife wielder felt safe to rampage at will.

Now, that being said, who wants to ban all items with blades? Why not have "knife free zones"? Or maybe "self defense forbidden zones" while we're at it?
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Fort Hood Again

April 2nd 2014 23:17
There has been another shooting at Fort Hood in Texas. I suppose it's still a "gun free zone", right? Why don't they just call these gun free zones what they really are, shooting galleries for criminals?

We'll probably be treated to more whining, hand wringing morons about tighter gun control on everyone who DIDN'T kill anyone.

I refuse to jump to conclusions about who the shooter or shooters are and why they decided to start shooting people. Let's get the facts first. But I'm pretty sure we can count on one thing, gun fee zones keep shooters busy and safe from retaliation (til the police arrive, anyway).
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The Convoluted Pyramid Scheme

March 31st 2014 13:48
I was told by someone on Face Book yesterday that the idea of the White House, Senate, etc. being exempted from Obamacare was "long debunked" and that I should stop watching Fox. So this morning, I contacted 2 senators, Dean Heller (Nevada) and Jerry Moran (Kansas) to ask if it was true or "debunked".

Mr. Moran hasn't gotten back to me yet, but I did talk to Mr. Heller's office. He has signed up for it. Regular senators and congressmen have to have it. However, the "Leadership" and those on "Committees" are, indeed, exempt.

As far as I can tell, Obamacare is a convoluted pyramid scheme. Those at the bottom of the financial ladder get the benefits for free, those in the middle do all the paying, and those at the top reap the benefits via votes from the bottom. The math doesn't work on this, folks. The already stressed and shrinking middle class will be paying higher premiums and higher deductibles to provide the money for those who can't afford it. It is even being offered to illegal aliens and promoted as free for them. Apparently someone thinks that lots of people signing up at the bottom and receiving medical insurance free is equal to having people who can afford it, paying in. It isn't! But I guess B.O. (B.S.) and the DC crooks are using Common Core math. After all, their intentions are sooo good and they can just print more money when it falls apart and the lies become common knowledge.
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Desensitized and Green

March 26th 2014 14:52
Have you noticed how "green" everything is becoming, folks? No, I don't mean the living green of springtime. I am referring to the phony "green" of the politically correct idiots. A couple of years ago, I wrote about how some companies are using a substance made from the kidneys of aborted babies. It's a sweet-enhancer. I refuse to use any products from any of those companies because I don't want to be told that we have become cannibals and nobody cared.

Now we find that a "green" hospital in the UK has found a new use for their dead babies. They burn them in their furnaces to heat the hospitals. Isn't that just charming? Makes you feel all warm, fuzzy and "green", huh? Hey, why not take all those "choices" and make use of them, right? Calling Dr. Mengele


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As Historic as the Hindenburg

March 25th 2014 14:03
I read something the other day that amazed me. A survey was taken to see who would be a likely presidential candidate for 2016. A good number of those polled said they would vote for Shrillary Clinton because her election would be "historic". Pretty fair chance that those same people voted for B.O. (B.S.) because it was "historic", too. Good grief folks, since when is "historic" more important than anything?

The Hindenburg was "historic", too. A huge lighter-than-air craft that was the envy of the world. The biggest and best of its day! Made a really impressive and "historic" fireball when it crashed, too


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Justice Under a Microscope

March 5th 2014 15:21
Did you know that cockroaches are nocturnal? Did you know that once a light shines on them, all the cockroaches run for cover? Were you aware that germs can be found with a microscope? And once found, they can be destroyed? Have you been paying attention to the news in the last couple of days?

The germs and cockroaches at Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts "child protective services" and even the famed Harvard found themselves under the brightly lit microscope of unwanted attention. In Mass., any child that becomes a ward of the state can be subjected to "experimental" medicine. Is that why they stole custody of Justina Pelletier? Their actions against the 15 year old girl and her family were finally brought to light and they couldn't stand the scrutiny. Like germ infested cockroaches, they backed down. Justina has been returned to her original doctors and charges were dropped against her father for going public


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So let me get this straight, folks. A family of illegal immigrants is allowed to stay because they have an "anchor baby", since we can't "break up a family". And the Romeike family who came here legally because they wanted to home school their children will be sent back to Germany and have their family split up. Is that about right? Really Long Link

Eric Holder and his slimy boss, B.O. (B.S.) seem to have no problem with sending legal immigrants back to where they came from if they are Christians but anyone and everyone who comes here ILLEGALLY gets to stay... Does this stink as bad to you as it does to me


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Hugo and Vlad

March 3rd 2014 15:51
Hugo Chavez, darling of the Hollywood elite and liberals everywhere is dead. His dream of Utopia should be making Venezuela a "paradise on earth" even after his demise, right? Oddly enough, though, the people of Venezuela don't seem to think so. They're rioting and fighting for all those messy freedoms they used to have. Maybe they're tired of giving up everything for "the greater good"?

And how about the Ukraine? It used to be a part of the USSR and now Vladimir Putin is poise to return them to the communist Utopia. They're rioting and fighting in the streets for freedom and good ol' Vlad is ready to charge in an give them the same "protection" they finally escaped


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Jan Brewer and Her Veto

February 27th 2014 14:38
Well, it looks like Jan Brewer backed down and vetoed the "anti-gay bill".
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So I'm quite sure lots of people are delighted and basking in the glory of their "big win". Oh yeah, you're a winner now. It will be illegal for anyone to refuse to serve someone they disagree with. Yipppeee


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Now I Can't Shut Up...

February 25th 2014 16:00
For a long time I have kept quiet about everything that is bothering me in the political arena. Now that I'm speaking out again, I can't seem to shut up. So here goes another rant...

I hear a lot lately about birth control and how it should be "free" for everyone. In fact, someone very dear to me made this point recently and I will use this opportunity to express my opinion (as I always do


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Comment by S.L.
on The Convoluted Pyramid Scheme

April 1st 2014 18:12
I don't doubt that insurance companies are jumping on the chance to get money. However, I think there's more to it than that, Howard. I don't know exactly how, but it's a pretty fair bet that the government is profiting as well

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Comment by S.L.
on The Convoluted Pyramid Scheme

March 31st 2014 14:37
Hi Rick. Yes, it's a "Flustered Cluck" and not showing signs of improving. Lobbyists and big campaign donors have always managed to grease the wheels of government, unfortunately. Most politicians seem to care more about their own finances and prestige than the people who elected them. "Anything for a vote" should be their motto.

Another disturbing thing about Obamacare is how many of the "navigators" are criminals, illegals or both. Handing over all your information to people who can misuse it is scary, indeed.

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Comment by S.L.
on As Historic as the Hindenburg

March 25th 2014 15:15
I disagree with you Rick. We have tried running democrat-lite candidates and lost. The Republican platform supposedly stands for the Constitution, right to life and other "extreme" positions. Unless we articulate those beliefs and make our positions clear, we are doomed to keep failing. If there is no clear choice between political philosophies, people will automatically vote for whoever offers the most "freebies".

JFK was a democrat of his time and would not be considered one today. His position on taxes alone would disqualify him. We have been herded so far to the left that any hint of what the Founders intended is considered to be extreme.

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Comment by S.L.
on The Grievance Committee

February 25th 2014 01:06
Thanks Rick.

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Comment by S.L.
on Terri and Justina

February 19th 2014 17:38
Hi Rick. Her brain atrophied because her husband stopped the therapy. He wanted the life insurance money and didn't care at all about her, as evidenced by the fact that he didn't divorce her but lived with another woman and had children while Terri was still alive. Didn't it strike you as odd that he suddenly "magically" remembered her saying she wouldn't want to be a vegetable, years after she was in a coma?

If she was indeed brain dead, she felt nothing and allowing her family to care for her would have helped them without harming her.

Think what you like, but how do you suppose it felt for her parents to watch her die of dehydration and starvation?

The case of Justina is similar because of the state over-reaching it's rights against the family. She is NOT brain dead and should be allowed better care than what has left her in a wheel chair, don't you think?


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Comment by S.L.
on Twin Space probes will impact the surface of the Moon

December 14th 2012 13:22
Too bad they couldn't land (or crash) on the bright side. It would make an interesting show. NASA isn't half what it once was, CMore, but I'm sure someone will decide to give the moon another visit one of these days. It'll be interesting to see who does it.

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Comment by S.L.
on T'is The Season 2012

October 4th 2012 20:52
I hope so, too, Lester. Too many people are just empty buckets when it comes to politics. Even one wrong idea seems to rattle it's way into the voting booth, without a thought process to filter it. How anyone could help but be interested is beyond me.

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Comment by S.L.
on Mitt's China test for spending

October 4th 2012 20:48
Good points PopCon and Lester. Borrowing from China has been a disaster.

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Comment by S.L.
on Obama sacked by Romney

October 4th 2012 20:46
Romney did a great job and exposed the empty suit as well as Clint Eastwood exposed the empty chair. Let's hope and pray he can keep the success going and sweep the trash out on Nov. 6th. Now that people are getting a good look at the reality, it could happen!

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Comment by S.L.
on T'is The Season 2012

October 2nd 2012 21:14
Can't argue with that one, Jim. People are more interested in silly reality shows than the real world these days. Guess it's the modern version of "bread and circuses".

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