The Trump administration took its hardest line yet to legalize anti-gay discrimination on Friday when it asked the Supreme Court to declare that federal law allows private companies to fire workers based only on their sexual orientation.
Lessee-Yeah, you guys (with the exception of maybe dj) . A bunch of boring old white people whining about Trump and doing nothing to change the conditions that led to his elections. You're preeminent. Still jealous and bitter that his mediocrity is eclipsing yours.?
Before you know it trump will whine about any company doing Biz with China as being 'unpatriotic' or a 'traitor'..wonder if that applies to his little inbred daughter..her biz gonna leave china??First day of the Vuelta, international and US finals in Little League World Series..( my pick is Hawaii) and Trump at the G7.5.
I will wait to see if Trump says something positive about Russia and about the U.S. economy. This ..look at mine.mine is big and healthy and yours is shrinking going through an unhealthy contraction.
I listened to the comments of an economist yesterday, he said "the only thing worse for the US than a strong China,is a weak China" . I guess we will all find out how entangled we all are after all.
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and unfortunately, just like guns, a 13yo can go to the garage with the keys and take the car out for a spin... wasn't it Sandy Hook where the kid did exactly that with his mum's two guns taken from her locked safe?And on guns,like any long test do the easy stuff first. Make getting a gun at least as hard as a drivers license. And like a drivers license, you need some training,there are rules,that vary from state to state,town to town. You need registration and insurance. And like a drivers license,you need to be periodically checked to ensure you are still qualified to hold the license. And like the drivers license,there should be fines,suspensions revoking of the license for people who misuse or violate the laws. No,absolutely no reason,including the U.S. Constitution that similar steps can't be taken for guns.
People talking about guns often sound like people explaining why children should be able to ride in the back of pickups on the freeway,or arguing that child safety seats make playing with their kids while driving very difficult.
The fact is NOBODY knows who has what gun..There is no national registry(it's actually illegal)..and there will be no 'confiscation'..that's a right wing, trumpista talking point, 'the gun grabbers'...Long term thinking is practically extinct in the USA. Trump only thinks about the next 15 mins and it trickles down to everybody else in politics. Climate change and gun control require solutions that span generations. Mac is right about the problem at hand re: guns. I don't think anybody here is seriously talking about confiscation.
I'm not arguing about any lock n key, only pointing out the flaw in your licencing solution...Why go with just the lock and key argument? Sure a kid can tool around in the parents car. The logic you are using is, why have a keyed ignition switch? Why lock the car at all? After all some of the cars are used for nefarious purposes.but don't stop there..why have seatbelts if some people ignore there use?
I'm not arguing that nothing should be done - only pointing out a flaw in an example given. It's fine to suggest solutions, but if they're impractical or there's little to no chance of implementation, you'll never achieve the end result... Band-Aid and 'feel good' solutions won't have any sort of affectThe argument that nothing should be done because nothing has been done previously is fatuous.
19-year-old James William Wilson entered Oakland Elementary School and started firing shots in the cafeteria. Two students were wounded and a first-grade teacher. After reloading his gun in a girls' restroom, he was confronted by physical education teacher, Kat Finkbeiner, who tried to stop him; she was wounded twice. He then entered a third-grade classroom and shot toward the students, killing 8-year-olds Shequila Tawoon Bradley and Tequila Maria Thomas, and wounding five others.
From the 70s.24-year-old Patrick Edward Purdy fatally shot five children and wounded 32 others at the Cleveland Elementary School, before taking his own life. The victims were children of refugees from Southeast Asia. Purdy had a history of violence, alcoholism and drug addiction, and criminality.
From the 50s.During a two-and-a-half-hour siege, 17-year-old honor student, Anthony Barbaro, the best on his rifle team, killed three adults, one being pregnant, in and around his high school and wounded eleven other persons. He shot from the windows out at the street and neighborhood. The school was closed for the Christmas holiday. Barbaro committed suicide in prison before he could stand trial.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_school_shootings_in_the_United_States15-year-old student, Billy Ray Prevatte, fatally shot 32-year-old teacher, Frazer Cameron, and injured 25-year-old athletic coach, Francis Daniel Wagner, and 31-year-old teacher, Robert Hicks, at Maryland Park Junior High School. He left after waiting outside the principal's office for a reprimand due to failing to turn in a written physical education assignment; he returned with a rifle, shooting the three staff members.
As listed there were shooting in the 1980s and lots of them in the 1880s too. Certainly the media covers them differently because the media is different. I would also offer that in the '80s it was more socially acceptable to punch somebody in the face. I'm not condoning physical altercations per se, but if a kid is getting picked on, I'd rather they punch the bully then let it build for five years before they shoot up an entire school.I'm not arguing about any lock n key, only pointing out the flaw in your licencing solution...
As mentioned above by another poster, no one has any idea who's got what or where - how exactly would you, could you, implement such a system? And actually have an affect in doing so? Do you honestly believe all owners will come forward and provide the necessary information wanted??
It's about finding a solution that is actually achievable and implementable...
I still maintain that the real solution will be generational - it's to do with the thought processes and societal attitude of not only complete contempt towards your fellow man, but the belief that solving your own personal issues by killing others is a viable and normal response/action to take... There were no school shootings in the 80's, but now, they're a dime-a-dozen. "I don't like the people in that nightclub, so I'll go shoot and kill them all", say what??!! Something changed for these things to occur constantly now...
I'm not arguing that nothing should be done - only pointing out a flaw in an example given. It's fine to suggest solutions, but if they're impractical or there's little to no chance of implementation, you'll never achieve the end result... Band-Aid and 'feel good' solutions won't have any sort of affect
That's certainly interesting but to make your point about the media, I'd have liked to see data from each decade, not single instances or anecdotes. I'd be pretty shocked if the number of mass shootings hasn't dramatically increased over the decades.There were quite a few school shootings in the 1980s. What has changed is a news media that can put these stories front and center as they happen.
From the 70s.
From the 50s.
Good job arguing a point that I did not make. I don't think anybody doubts that mass shootings are up while crime on the whole is down. Guns per capita has also doubled since the sixties. What is indisputable is that a lot of what ails society now has been around longer than people like Archibald want to admit as some of my chosen anecdotes illustrate. Blaming shifts on millenials' thinking is short sighted imo.That's certainly interesting but to make your point about the media, I'd have liked to see data from each decade, not single instances or anecdotes. I'd be pretty shocked if the number of mass shootings hasn't dramatically increased over the decades.
Quick search indicates that the number has of course dramatically increased (1966 to present): https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/08/05/more-deadlier-mass-shooting-trends-america/?noredirect=on
But fair point that they were not unheard of before. I think what we're looking for is a return to the much reduced number from years past. No one thinks there is a silver bullet (pardon the pun) for this problem.
it's not about me not wanting to admit anything - I grew up and went to school in the 80's, and I have no recollection of any school shootings occurring. Would have thought they'd have hit the news here in a big way, in much the same way as they have during the 90's and onwards. I'm not in the US either... But what I do find interesting, is that you had to look them up/google them. I'm working from memory, not google...Good job arguing a point that I did not make. I don't think anybody doubts that mass shootings are up while crime on the whole is down. Guns per capita has also doubled since the sixties. What is indisputable is that a lot of what ails society now has been around longer than people like Archibald want to admit as some of my chosen anecdotes illustrate. Blaming shifts on millenials' thinking is short sighted imo.