I can think of at least six teachers and administrators in Newtown that, at least for a fleeting moment, wished they had a concealed weapon to have at least a chance protect themselves and the students. How many lives might have been saved that day? They have given pilots the choice whether to arm themselves; why not give teachers and administrators the same choice. No one needs to know whether they are armed until something bad starts to happen. But the chance they are would be enough of a deterrent for most people. Just saying. Happy Holidays !!
They just don't get it. It isn't "free money"; it's increased federal borrowing to pay for more entitlement programs for less needy people. We need to be reigning in federal spending. The citizens of Missouri are going to end up paying that nearly one billion dollar increase one way or another, most likely through your federal taxes. And it just keeps going up in the future. They need to look at all the dollars that are currently being wasted in the existing Medicaid and Department of Mental Health (DMH) programs to pay family members to take care of their relatives. Those programs are rampant with fraud and all they talk about is increasing the rolls with people who make more money and are above the poverty level. Do you know there are no provisions at the federal or state programs level to kick someone off of Medicaid if the commit fraud ?? Sorry .. in this case .. less is better. Happy Holidays.
This writer is making the opponent's argument against more gun control for them. Gun violence in Chicago, New York, Wash DC,, Mexico, has not subsided despite the misguided liberal efforts to limit law abiding citizen's access to self protection. But people killing one another has been going on long before the invention of guns. People can and will use knives, rocks, bats, car bombs, jet liners, or anything else that is available to carry out their mayhem.
Look at a modern school and you see fireproof doors, alarms, sprinklers, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers, fire proof building materials, etc - all to prevent the occupants from fire. Are the liberals saying the children's lives are not worth the negligible cost of having a uniformed or plain clothes police officer in each school. Many already have police, called School Resource Officers, on campus.
Amazing how the media is willing to withhold a story when the butt of one of their fellow reporters is one the line, but if it is an abduction in the U.S., a sensitive military operation, or an ongoing hostage situation they are immediately reporting any tidbit of new information, no matter whether it is credible or not. They claim they don't "want to endanger the lives of the people they are writing about". What do they think they are doing when they are showing the crooks inside what the cops are doing outside from their news chopper buzzing overhead. What a bunch of lying hypocrites.
Rest in peace shipmate. My condolences to his family and fellow crew members on the Cutter Halibut. The Coast Guard has a saying, "You have to go out, but you don't have to come back". Unfortunately, too many of our young soldiers, sailors, and law enforcement officers are losing their lives in the line of duty.
I didn't take the time to read all the windy posts; just tossing in my two bits. It never fails to amaze me that people keep sending the same people back to Washington and expect different results; it never happens. Obama will not accomplish anything significant in the next four years and all the D's and R's will keep pointing fingers at each other. The current system is broken and it's going to come down to a complete fiscal collapse before it starts heading in the right direction. Enjoy what you have now; these are the good old days.
Nice that they get funding to be properly equipped; they just need to wear it when they are fighting fires. Don't remember who it was, but volunteer fire persons were showing at the emergency room in Jeff City this summer because they were in too big a hurry to put on their gear and got mildly toasted trying to fight a field fire in their shorts and t-shirts.
They are just sore losers who want to run home with the ball. Their favored man had many months before the primary election to make his case and he failed. Too bad, so sad, life goes on.
I have not read the book and would not pay for a copy because I wouldn't want to see the author to see a dime for his actions. I guess the real problem I'm having trouble with, in this situation and many others, is those "public sources" of information are actually military or government sources that speak to news organizations "on the condition of not being identified because they are not authorized to speak about the matter publicly". Maybe most people just aren't able to keep a secret anymore. Maybe administrations don't pursue leaks because they can't stop doing it themselves. I do feel strongly that we are compromising our technological advantages and endangering lives by not being able to keep quiet about what we are doing.
I was using the terminology that is being used in the articles and is common to the private sector. I agree regarding not being absolved of one's oath after retirement. It may be that the documents are difficult to enforce. I was surprised DOD or DOJ did not take legal action prior to publication.
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