I'm not speaking for John, Sequoia. But I do have something as current as 2008 for you to read: District of Columbia v. Heller 544 USC 570 (2008)
To sum up; The Supreme Court, the highest law in the land held that it is the right of an individual to keep and bear arms. The decision includes reference to many historical precedents. Pretty sure that should cover your inquiry. Peruse at your leisure. You're arguing on the wrong side and with the wrong parties. Feel free to challenge the decision as you may.
There's no published full story on either the dog incident (it could have been menacing him, for example, and when was the last time anyone here has seen a pipe made of lead?) or the neighbors complaint of menacing. And he would've been perfectly within his rights to be irate about the unapproved speed-bump.
What you can infer from consistent reports is that he appeared to be an antisocial loner who didn't care for any government intrusion in his life. That doesn't automatically make him a psychopath. Paranoid or sociopathic maybe (I'm not qualified to diagnose), but I don't see enough info to categorize him as a wacko prior to the incident at present. Another thing you can infer is that he doesn't appear to have been liked by his neighbors or the community in general. None of these seem to demonstrate an ironclad propensity for the bus incident prior to it happening.
Not disputing your opinion, just offering perspective upon what has been reported. The facts of the incident are fine. The rest is what amounts to hearsay.
Well, she may not have known it as it could have been in his pocket or backpack. Should every parent be expected to give their pre-pubescent kid a pat-down and riffling before they go anywhere? Secondly, if you expect sound judgment from a 9yr-old on the perspectives of adults, then lower the age for when someone is considered an adult--voting, drinking, driving, all of it.
This was a child. It was a toy. Nobody was hurt or injured, no one was in any danger. That makes it child's play. When the child does something wrong (or maybe in this case simply inappropriate) do you automatically go all Sheriff Joe on them? No. You correct and explain, at the worst you admonish. You can punish on a repeat.
Mining and milling are never risk free. I can think of no practice, process or occupation that is. The best that can be done is to minimize risk, and have unfettered authority granted to environmental agencies for oversight and compliance action, and that permit fees should be such to make necessary protective action a zero-sum to the taxpayers. Kicking-out and barring any political entity from interference that would delay any compliance action must absolutely be assured.
Aside from catastrophic failure due to a natural disaster, compliance with regulations should be no less than 100%, and any necessary measures for containment, clean-up, corrective action, liability and restitution would necessarily the sole obligation of the permittee.
That's what's called "the cost of doing business". If you're honest, keep your promises, and are a "good neighbor", none of the above should be of any concern to the mining company; they shouldn't need to be given an inch, and should they ask for one, it would mean their intentions were less than honorable or their trustworthiness questionable.
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Kurty boy? You undermine my confidence in the legislature just by being there. How are things going with Lathrop & Gage? How's old Davey Shorr, you guys still tight?
You are talking kettle to pot.
There are a lot of federal agencies tied-up with chartering scout troops, and providing them surplus equipment, and use public facilities funded by tax revenues. Also, there's something about a Federal charter and how discrimination is handled.
I have no problems with the Scouts being a private club with its own rules and admissions requirements.
The solution is simple. The Boy Scouts should cease to accept tax-funding and cut all official ties to government agencies. The Boy Scouts should live up to its self-declared status as a private organization.
I'm not aware of the "adultery and other sins" part. Pretty much everyone except gangs excludes on the basis of criminal history, even misdemeanors FOREVER; society won't let you pay your debt. Do the crime, do the time (or make restitution/pay your fine) and you're only just getting started on your road to paying your debt to society.
This has been too long coming. The conviviality of ex-legislators with their replacements is unconscionable in a free society. Also, it encourages legislators to shirk their vows and commitments to Missouri's voters, by giving more interest and attention to /one/ interest in hopes of future employment; the lobby pays the candidate to deliver the message that it wants voters to hear and has an expectation of a return. Just as was recently said by one elected official here "If I have a choice to take a call from a person who donated $100, and one that funneled in thousands, whose call do you think I'm going to take?"
The Republicans at the state level are a little power heady right now. They'll get over it when they actually have to start dealing with real issues.
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