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Hey Gun Advocate: You make about as much sense with that post as if someone suggests killing all the gun owners.
Heck, while you're at it, push for eliminating all laws, since there's lawbreakers involved in anything that is "law".
Imagine: Advocating assault weapons because it won't cut down "that much" on mass murders.
Sheesh.3 months ago
"Everyone wants to be" (here)? R.U. kidding? Maybe 40 years ago--when Mesa had 40,000 people spread around its massive geographical area; when a drive to downtown Phoenix from the East Valley--at any hour of the day--took 20 minutes. When a "traffic jam" at a stop light consisted of 4 vehicles behind each other; when you could actually see the San Tans from your patio in Mesa.
Nope, not everyone "wants to be here". The smart ones come and go by the season and the rest of us are stuck here year around, not by choice.
It ain't what it used to be.3 months ago
That's the way, Tom! You must be one of the seven people left in the US that thinks people do the "right" thing without being told. You also must think we should all pay for the bad habits of others.
If you think that the smoking issue is insufficient to impose sanctions and tariffs upon the participants--and you compare this to potential intrusion into the fast-food eaters and generally obese in this country (which by the way is currently estimated to be over half the US population)--then I think your views are skewed.
And "Obamacare" is hardly "Obama"--with the entire legislation being so corrupted, prostituted and altered by partisan politics in Congress that it hardly resembles much of what Obama had tried to put forward initially.4 months ago
And the biggest issue here is that we are paying $30, $40 even $50 or more a month for TV connection (cable or satellite) for what? 13-14 minutes of "shows" and 16-17 minutes of advertising? Advertisers pay the stations to run their ads, no? Then why is the public charged to access the stations? In the old days, when you could get reception with a $5 set of rabbit ear antenna, it was easier to put up with the 2 or 3 commercial interruptions in the show you were watching. Cable (and later, satellite) were offered as paid alternatives around "commercial" television.
Boy, has that gotten out of hand.4 months ago
Here's an eye-opening statistic: In 2008 the US incurred 55,000 run related deaths. Japan had 11 (that's 11 in THE WHOLE COUNTRY). Japan enjoys one of the most strict gun controls in the world.
Coincidence? I think not. The time has come in this country for the rights of potential shooting victims to be recognized. Guns (especially automatic weapons) have no place in our modern society of freaks, hotheads, video gamers who take virtual to reality, etc.6 months ago
Here's a startling statistic: In 2008 the US had over 50,000 deaths resulting from gunfire. In Japan they had 11.
Japan has one of the strictest gun control laws in the world. Assault weapons and rapid fire guns are prohibited by law.
Hmmmmm. Coincidence? I think not. Japan a more "peaceful" nation? All we need to do is look back to WWII for that answer.
C'mon, people: The writing's on the wall.6 months ago
WOW! Check out this startling statistic: In 2008, the U.S. had over 12 thousand firearm-related homicides. All of Japan experienced only 11, fewer than were killed at the Aurora shooting alone.
And Japan boasts one of the most stringent gun control processes in the world. Hmmm. Coincidence? I think not.
The US leads the world in gun-related deaths per 100,000 population, and the runner up isn't even close. Things have gotten way out of hand and since it's obvious that our society isn't improving sufficiently to think these situations like the horrific massacre in CT. are going to go away all by themselves, we invite governmental intervention into our lives--because we apparently can't make the correct choices on our own.6 months ago
That area in general is blighted far beyond many areas in Mesa. ANYTHING to improve that area through new construction has to be welcomed. And for those of you who think you are safely distanced from blight in this town, think again: It's coming to a neighborhood near you.6 months ago
Bravo to the principal and congrats to the students that participated in the demonstration. What a perfect discipline for those two students! It's just a shame
they don't institute uniforms and corporal punishment in the District.
Maybe the Mormons will come around one day and realize not everyone's as "virtuous" as Joseph Smith. Ha Ha.6 months ago
Hey Leon: The wealthy and privileged in this country aren't being "punished"--the rules and laws are being put in place so that they pay their fair share, that's all. It's funny how people like you harbor this "keepa' your hands off my stuff" attitude, when in fact the accumulation of whatever you are deeming as making one "wealthy" was likely accumulated off the backs of the less-fortunate. A dichotomy of class in this country--and an ever widening one that essentially is reducing the middle class to nothingness--is fertile ground for rebellion and social unrest.
Want to safeguard your stuff? You best move.6 months ago