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Bact PhD

Member Since 08 January 2012 - 11:28 PM
Offline Last Active Feb 22 2018 08:26 PM

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In Topic: Guns

15 February 2018 - 06:36 PM

View Postgolden_valley, on 15 February 2018 - 05:41 PM, said:

I don't know what to do with this stuff anymore. Yeah the "mass" shooters are probably mentally ill. Mentally healthy people don't shoot multiple persons they don't even know. But no one ever offers a credible way of determining who these people are and how they can be legally dealt with before they commit a crime.

And then there's my favorite "we have to make schools safer." By doing what? My son's suburban high school had 10 ft wrought iron fencing all around it and all driveways but one are blocked off by gates. Campus security patrols were around...wanna be cops who didn't make it at the academy. Will that stop an armed person from walking onto campus and entering the campus through the front office, the one door that isn't locked all day? Maybe have armed guards at the office door and snipers posted on roofs?

For all the lip service to mental health, something crossed my mind yesterday as the MSDHS story was breaking. Many schools carry out basic vision & health screenings, no? Why not add a basic MH screening to the list, not an MMPI, just something that might catch the most likely to carry out something like this[1]? But no, then we will have those same folk suddenly squawk about how we can't have that, that's too much like a "nanny state," yada, yada.

[1]Knowing full well, however, such a screen cannot be "foolproof".

In Topic: Guns

14 February 2018 - 10:06 PM

Yet another shooting with mass fatalities at a school, this one not far from where I spent my teen years in South Florida (this school didn’t open until well after I had left the area, though).


In Topic: What’s the Matter with Libertarianism?

12 February 2018 - 01:31 PM

View PostLFC, on 12 February 2018 - 12:18 PM, said:

I know of a Facebook friend of a Facebook friend who trumpets the same mantra. I happen to know he was a deadbeat dad that had to be dragged into court several times and who never fully made up the money he was supposed to pay for the support of his own child. I'm sure he doesn't see the irony. Similarly we saw lots of anecdotes about people who were anti-ACA and pro "personal responsibility" ... until they ended up with something they couldn't pay for. I remember two or three who were really pissed that Obamacare had an open enrollment period so they couldn't just get it the instant they needed it rather than actually paying all along. The words "personal responsibility" are cheap.

Don’tcha know, “personal responsibility” applies to EVERYONE ELSE!!

In Topic: The Trump Administration

12 February 2018 - 01:20 PM

B-b-but Pelosi! Military transport! An Outrageous Waste of Taxpayer Money, I Tell You!!!

In Topic: Russia Investigations

11 February 2018 - 02:12 PM

However, by today’s so-called standards, wouldn’t Ike be considered a RINO at most?