tpeacock 2 days, 18 hours ago on Letter - Our world more complicated and violent

I would upgrade your computer; the video isn't all that grainy, and it shows clearly the man didn't pose a threat to anyone at all. He had picked up an item off a shelf in the store, an item the store clearly sells, and an item that was a weapon, but it was on a shelf, not locked up, so it was clearly not a real firearm. None of that means squat, no mater what the man had on his hands, he was a customer at the store, he was posing no threat, the responding PO plain and simply shot the guy for no reason. That's the call on this shooting, as far as the guy in NY selling single cigs; way too aggressive on the cops part for what they accused him of doing. I'm an avid watcher of COPS and while many of the perps bring on themselves the actions taken by LEO's, I see way too many times cops taking down suspects in an overly aggressive manner, using force not required to control the suspect. I'm a firm believer in LEO's and know all too well the dangers faced by many in their job protecting us. I also have known since being a teenager in Walla Walla that too many overused their position of authority. Here in Spokane there have been instances of this overuse of authority documented well, and one cop is in prison now because of his actions. While these instances of bad cops are there, I also know the good ones far outnumber the bad ones. Like every other sector of society, including the military, these are but cross sections of society itself. Putting on any uniform does not transform a person into something magical or immune to who they were before donning said uniform. So to condemn all because of the actions of a few, is as wrong and misguided as it always has been. What seems to be the going mantra in today's society however is the reverse of common sense in that the actions of a few paint the whole as being just like the few bad.

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tpeacock 2 days, 19 hours ago on Letter - Our world more complicated and violent

I knew it was only a matter of time before the Pres got the blame, why did it take so long? Anything bad that has occurred over the last almost 7 years has to be Obama's fault, plain and simple.

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tpeacock 2 days, 19 hours ago on Letter - Lack of Pearl Harbor news coverage was disappointing

Not sure what paper you read during this time, or what your TV receiving capabilities are, but from my little perch there were several TV, radio, and newspaper articles related to Pearl Harbor. 'We realize this is in the past and no longer is in the limelight, but to some of us old duffers it still lives in our minds and hearts.' It also seems to me that in this day and age of crowning anyone who ever put on a uniform as a hero, a warrior, and rushing to thank any and everyone whoever donned a uniform, it's rather absurd to even think it possible that this event would pass without any recognition. There was a good reason we never heard much from our fathers/grandfathers/uncles, etc. after the WW's; as most of us vets believe we did our jobs, we didn't do it for undue praise, nor are we now running around with our hands/egos out seeking the limelight. We did our job, received what we were promised, and are thankful for what the training and experience we received did for us in life. We're the ones that work on Veteran's Day so the rest of you can take the day off, just as we did our part to defend the Country so the rest could pursue their lives at home. No thanks necessary, no undue recognition, we did a job, we got paid, we knew what we were getting into when we signed up; well, except for this latest round of over the top praise and adoration.

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tpeacock 2 days, 19 hours ago on Letter - Wow, global warming fraud is massive

Oh my god, you have just solved the Global Warming scam, and it's obvious the utility companies in Walla Walla have sent you the almighty golden nugget of evidence. Who would ever have thought that such a small town in the great Northwest would have such an incompetent utility company that would release this key piece of evidence to finally quash this AGW nonsense.

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tpeacock 2 days, 19 hours ago on Letter - Letter denying ‘global warming’ draws comment

One has to love Internet research where a majority of articles can be found to support research, but that one article that coincides with the searcher's beliefs becomes the golden nugget of proof that all the others research trails are completely on the wrong trail of evidence.

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tpeacock 1 month, 1 week ago on Letter - President should have honored veterans

No one snubbed anybody. The incredibly nonsensical things people come up with these days is truly pathetic. To even make a statement that a vet died in service to the Country so a future leader would/could 'snub' them by not attending some service is insulting to all.

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tpeacock 1 month, 1 week ago on Letter - Is nation going to continue ‘blame game?’

That from the reigning king of letters with no substance, unless crassness, name calling, and childish rants are now considered substantive commenting.

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tpeacock 1 month, 4 weeks ago on Letter - Walla Walla County Auditor Karen Martin knows what she is doing

I read the first and it looks as if there was nothing wrong found. The second link goes nowhere. I would suggest a campaign on personal strengths and what you have to offer, not mud slinging at a well respected opponent, especially when the slinging comes up short on mud.

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tpeacock 2 months ago on Letter - Initiative 594 is bad for freedom

I purchased my shotgun at a gun show a couple of years ago here in Spokane. Not only was there no background check, the seller asked me if I had ID, as I pulled out my wallet to show him he told me he didn't need to see it, he merely had to ask if I had it while he and another man sitting him chuckled as if it were a joke. My point is, you are absolutely incorrect when you state "Every gun bought from a booth at a gun show also will have a background check performed'. Perhaps you meant any weapon purchased from a licensed dealer... My purchase is exactly the 'loophole' referred to.

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tpeacock 2 months ago on Letter - Union-Bulletin endorsement of Rep. Maureen Walsh questioned

'and has worked with national educators on the Constitution and the formation of our country' So she must have over 200 years of experience then?

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