GrumpyGus

GrumpyGus 1 year, 3 months ago on Giffords, Kelly launch gun control lobbying effort

ASB, actually, this is the major point the NRA has been trying to make, but the knee-jerkers won't hear it. ANY gun in the hands of law abiding, responsible, and stable people are no risk at all. Allowing the deranged, over-medicated, and criminals to get their hands on guns is the problem. Outlawing gun ownership won't achieve that goal. And you are incorrect, per capita there were just as many guns in the US in the 70s (pre psych drug explosion) as there are today, and the gun laws were much more lax back then. Kids used to take their .22 rifles to school with them when they had target shooting practice after school (a school sport back in the 50s and 60s). Get the kids off the prescription dope, and we go much further toward stopping the violence.

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GrumpyGus 1 year, 3 months ago on Giffords, Kelly launch gun control lobbying effort

A shame these two can't use their unfortunate high profile to tackle the real issue. In nearly every high profile case (Columbine, Tuscon, Aurora, and Newtown), the shooters have been on highly powerful mind altering psych meds since their youth (some were still youths of course).

Two issues. First lets look at banning these drugs. You think the NRA is powereful, wait until big pharma pushes back on this fight. Second, rather than banning guns from everyone, why not ban those who have been on these powerful psych meds, or at least have those people evaluated prior to purchase of a gun.

There were just as many guns in the U.S. prior to the advent of these drugs, with much more lax gun laws, yet we didn't have these issues to this extent prior to the prescription pill popping generation.

There is the third issue of the culture, but I will keep that in my pocket.

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GrumpyGus 1 year, 3 months ago on Al-Jazeera pays $500M for Current TV

True about the fossil fuel hypocrisy...but the fact of the matter is, Albert is a rich leftists doing what he can to avoid taxes and has publicly chided the rich for not paying their fair share. Haven't seen CBSNBSACSCNNBSMSNBS open their newscasts with this one yet. Also love the low information voters now griping about their smaller pay checks on Twitter. You voted for it nitwits, own it.

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GrumpyGus 1 year, 3 months ago on Al-Jazeera pays $500M for Current TV

I thought hypocrisy was the only sin you acknowledged lefty...again, there is no such thing as hypocrisy among leftists only those on the right. The left is morally bankrupt, and because of it, the nation soon will be. By the way, new job numbers: women and african americans hardest hit. Congrats on the political victory, and national collapse...

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GrumpyGus 1 year, 3 months ago on Al-Jazeera pays $500M for Current TV

Of course good old Albert pushed the sale through prior to Jan. 1, 2013 so he didn't have to pay the higher capital gains rate. See, tax increases are meant only for millionaire (i.e. $400,000) rubes, not good leftist mental giants like Albert.

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GrumpyGus 1 year, 3 months ago on Obama invites congressional leaders to cliff talk

You hit the nail on the head. If we go over "the cliff" and everyone's taxes spike in the numerous ways they will, we will increase revenues by about $700 billion, but we still will have a $300-500 billion spending deficit added to the $16 trillion we already have in national debt. This debate proves we don't have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem. My preference would be for the non-producers living at the govt. trough take a $4000 cut next year and not me the tax payer.

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GrumpyGus 1 year, 4 months ago on ZAP-ping problems by helping students finish their work

I would agree if the children had learned to keep working until they get it right themselves. This is about helicopter teachers hovering over the kids so they can't fail. Failure is the best teacher. These kids are in for a sharp learning curve when they get out on their own and there is no one there to keep encouraging and helping along. All those finished 2nd and 3rd chance homework assignments won't amount to diddly.

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GrumpyGus 1 year, 4 months ago on ZAP-ping problems by helping students finish their work

And we wonder why we graduate illiterates in this country. By never allowing the child to fail based on the merits of their own work, the child never learns the consequences of failure. They go to schools that don't allow them to learn how to learn. Instead they try to teach "accountability" by "helping" the child with second, third, fourth, etc. chances. There is not an adult in the world that would tell you they learned more in their life from their successes than from their falures.

Sure the data is amazing and the students feel great about themselves, but they haven't learned a darned thing.

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GrumpyGus 1 year, 4 months ago on Local charities worry ‘fiscal cliff’ may jeopardize donations

They should be worried. When the feds say voluntary charity is no longer viable, we are now making charity mandatory through confiscatory taxes, fines, and penalties...true charity will dry up. There is only so much to go around, and I can't see myself increasing charitable giving, or even keeping it at the same rate if the government is going to take it from me anyway and hand it out to whomever they wish.

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