Wait did did you get the Christmas gifts or not yet?
Writing about gun control and trotting out "what about the children", is like spitting at a fire. I'm guessing there are around ten thousand similar missives.
How about an article about how violence permeates our society in general?
From people who say that alleged criminals should be executed, before any due process to our commander and chief who basically signs the same orders with drone strikes.
Get rid of guns? Come on.
(Ever watch a reality TV show where the characters fight? Support Obama this term around? Wish someone would f-off and die? Cheer when someone no matter how bad we feel they were is killed?) How about eliminating violence as a justifiable reaction on a personal level, and help spread it from there.
"Stadium Love" - Metric
Where and how do you think he got the gun? I do not know. Do you? I also am not aware of what the laws are re: age and gun possession in Colorado. But I will say this: Schools are supposed to be "gun-free zones" and Pierson had absolutely no regard for that whatsoever.
So what laws do you think could have stopped him?
"And, really, accusing me wanting to impinge on your rights because I simply "don't like guns"—like it's a condition that exists in a vacuum—strikes me as quite intellectually dishonest."
Please don't insult my intelligence. I hear that baloney from people all the time, and I know the endgame is making private gun ownership illegal.
If you disagree with that, then how about showing it, starting with condemning the efforts of the New York Police Department to confiscate rifles and shotguns. Then and only then will I believe you.
And, again, this is why a "dialogue" about guns is pointless ...
Well, it appears emails detailing the city's response have come out:
I'm not holding my breath for Cobb officials to do the same....
"Further, I could not help but notice how you left out the reason why Pierson's shooting rampage lasted less than two minutes: An armed officer was on campus and coming to Pierson's location and so Pierson felt he had no alternative but to turn the gun on himself."
Aaaaaaaaaand if Pierson didn't have access to a gun, there wouldn't have been a shooting rampage at all (a molotov cocktail-machete rampage,maybe) and Claire Davis would still have a face. How guns still come out on top in your weird game of rock, paper, scissors, I'm not sure I understand.
And, really, accusing me wanting to impinge on your rights because I simply "don't like guns"—like it's a condition that exists in a vacuum—strikes me as quite intellectually dishonest.
CL god bless em doesn't want to seem to want to get on the Mayors bad side. Though it's a great paper for some items, the AJC seems to be a better source since they are more willing to get into dirtiness of it all.
Wait till all the document/emails about the city's role and response to the Braves negotiation come out, they will be ugly. (And I predict will hurt the Mayors chance for higher state office). People leaving the admin. aren't a coincidence.
Actually, what I was saying, was I have the right to defend my person, my family, and my property by any means necessary. You merely wish to take away my ability to reasonably defend myself because you don't like guns. And that dog does not and will not hunt, kiddo.
Further, I could not help but notice how you left out the reason why Pierson's shooting rampage lasted less than two minutes: An armed officer was on campus and coming to Pierson's location and so Pierson felt he had no alternative but to turn the gun on himself.
If you want to have a discussion about guns, don't you think you should at least try to be something other than intellectually dishonest?
Hey Thomas, do we really have to go over this again? The shape of the earth is surely not in dispute. Nor is the value of 27 years of Atlanta hotel-motel tax going to the Falcons under this year's deal. About $500mm at the time, a bit less today because interest rates are up. Never $200mm, unless you predict the end of the world around 2030.
And the jobs impact of losing a 10-game per year team - if stiffing Arthur would have lost it - is a measly couple hundred of minimum wage jobs on year-round equivalent basis, and that includes the hotel and restaurant impact. Losing the Braves will result in about 8 times the loss of these min-wage jobs. Still nowhere near enough to warrant throwing any city (or Cobb County) money at them.
Finally, state laws are not immutable. Don't overlook that they can and often are changed.
But yes, your main point is right: the billionaire lobby speaks much louder to pols than all the rest of us put together. And in this year's local election we people took a small step to put the pols on notice. The big money crowd championed several go-along incumbents but we kicked them out.
"Cobb, a mammoth county that suffers both from an inferiority complex and an inflated ego..."
Quote of the year right there.
You will never disarm us. Never.
I applaud your correctly redirected call for action. People need to be protected from those who would do harm. People who commit the kind of mass shootings you highlight are looking for attention. Attention they should be getting from their parents, teachers and peers. Single parent homes and those where both parents work, overcrowded classrooms and social media that makes "friends" of people who have never occupied the same room do not provide it.
The shooting Ms. Tuff averted she did so by giving Michael Hill her attention. Hill should not have been able to enter the school without someone having to let him in. In instances where someone does get inside and does begin shooting. There should be well trained armed security to stop them. I hesitate to use a "saying" but, When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.
Let's keep things in perspective. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reports that there were 7200 automobile fatalities in the first quarter of 2013. Extrapolated over the remaining 3 quarters put the toll at almost 30000. Of course there is no gain for politicians to push for changes on the automobile front or for the media to rally behind efforts to regulate cars more strenuously because all Americans love cars. It cannot be framed as an us against them argument which means it will not generate money/votes or favorable readers/viewers.
People raised well do not commit violent criminal acts.
I dont know why anyone is concerned about the safety of downtown. There is an army of highly trained hospitality and security specialists patrolling the streets on battery powered chariots.
City of Atlanta event spent an extra $2,000 to equip each Segway with extra cargo space to hold blankets that have been confiscated from the dangerous vagrants that roam and sleep on our streets.
I think the Wikipedia definition is pretty good, but I think of the eastern border as being the connector. I would include SoNo as part of downtown, though, extending east to Piedmont. Also, anything from the GWCC marshaling yard north is not part of downtown.
wow so it turns out disbellief in climate change and being an aggressively stupid person are highly correlated
what are the odds?
" There has been too much documented chicanery amongst the purveyors of global warming as a business. If it's too hot - it's global warming; if it's too cold - it's global warming; if it snows - it's global warming; if it doesn't snow - it's global warming, etc."
lol look at this dumbass getting news reporting on science and actual science confused
Broch, why are you pissing in your grandchildren's cheerios? what a bad pop pop
Well, if we're concerned about food, shouldn't population control be in order? I mean, we all must sacrifice for the average and longevity of the human race. Of course, if your somebody important like Al Gore, we should all make our sacrifices to insure the elite don't have to make theirs. We have to think about the average!
"Cobb's acceptance of the ball club shows that the suburb, and those who live in it, has the capability and resources to act as an equal to the city's core."
Cobb as an equal to city of Atlanta? LOL! In your fucking dreams, Cobb! I don't want Marta to expand to Cobb because I don't want the ignorant assholes coming back.
"OUR FOOD CHAIN IS COLLAPSING FROM OCEAN ACIDIFICATION FROM BURNING CARBON AND TOXIC INUNDATION FROM PLASTICS DEGRADING IN SEA"
you guys are all taking the bait, and missing the watch on preserving human life on earth for future generations - while you guys are arguing over which and what science applies and is correct
OUR FOOD CHAIN IS COLLAPSING FROM OCEAN ACIDIFICATION FROM BURNING CARBON AND TOXIC INUNDATION FROM PLASTICS DEGRADING IN SEA
this is directly man-made - no argument needed to figure out if we should stop it
and you can't argue when you can't eat, friends
I Agree with you Mark. Tell those Tea Partiers to don't annoy us further, we have our work to do, tell them to just think about the average, and what use they for you? Another toy that helped destroy the elder race of man, forget about their silly whims, they don't fit the plan.
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