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For those who continually bemoan the loss of freedoms in our Country, here's one more that folks have been working on for a while now. I realize there are, unfortunately, those who have absolutely no business with any type of firework, but to call for a total ban, especially when opining about potential troubles caused by them is ridiculous!
How can you folks even get in a car or any other mode of transportation? History shows that many have been killed and/or seriously injured in accidents, why don't we ban all forms of transportation? Well, because that is ludicrous! That's buying into the Chicken Little 'The sky is falling' mode of thinking.
We can't fix or control stupid, but we can quit further adding to it!
' I have a couple of friends that tried to light a short fused cherry bomb'
Where do you suppose they went wrong? Perhaps you could have used your military background (I am assuming your moniker is factual) to school these folks on proper handling of explosives.
Seems to me that improper training and handling techniques are the real culprits here, not the fireworks, especially in the hands and control of those of us who know to respect these devices; much like weapons.
As my Stats professor always said in starting up a new class; There are lies, damned lies, and then statistics.
Statistics are great snapshots of the past, used to determine (possibly) future events, but if all rules are not adhered to, then the process is a complete and utter waste of time.
Hatred, bigotry, and party politics are a lot easier to identify!!
I know the intersection well and there's something not being reported. Rose street traffic has the right of way at that intersection, plain and simple.
Safety improvements are more or less adding stop lights and other traffic remedies to alleviate the troubles caused by those that shouldn't be allowed to drive/ride in the first place. What truly needs to occur is people need to adhere to the traffic laws, plain and simple. All the stop lights and roundabouts in the world won't keep accidents from happening, it's the dolts behind the wheels/handlebars that need improvements, vast ones!
As for the blatantly racist comment regarding whether the driver had a license or insurance; totally uncalled for, no matter the reason. Just like a comment I made the other day regarding things people say, folks need to act their age, and drop the name calling, idiotic statements, etc. It only makes you look more foolish, and the only ones who approve/agree, are just as buffoonish as the one making the comment.
Unfortunately, in today's society, too many want to take the attitude of 'What is it, or what am I hurting by doing this or that. Traffic laws, mural painting, these are just a few of the many things that are controlled by rules, regulations and the law, with valid reasons for the rules being in place.
To take the attitude of 'But who/what is it hurting' is an affront to all of us, but many just don't understand this until some one's actions directly affect their livelihood. Then, and only then, are the rules, regulations, and laws an important matter to these folks.
As for the Octopus; I rode by that for half a year before I final realized it was there, so it's not as f it stood out where it was hard to miss, but then once seeing it, I never found it to be an eyesore, so much as it just didn't fit in with what the rest of the downtown businesses appearances to the public eye. While I agree that it became way overblown, and far too much time, money and effort went into the efforts in dealing with it, the bottom line is that the owner was already aware it wasn't acceptable, yet had it painted anyway.
Laws and regulations were never intended to be pick and choose, they are in place for a reason, and we all need to realize and accept this fact of life.
'Bush wasn’t a perfect president, but he owned up to his mistakes. Obama doesn’t.'
Yes Roberta, we all recall vividly how Bush fessed up to his lies that led to our invasion of Iraq, the oh-so-honest President that he was.
Wake up, it's past time for day dreaming!
The current administration is run by a split Senate and House, yet you all want to blame everything on the President; so what's the difference? It's not hard to see at all that partisan worship by the masses is the central theme behind many of these comments. Belief in everything your party leaders throw your way, along with the talking heads of the TV and radio waves is an absolute waste of time and energy.
You folks who continually act so childish with your name calling, person bashing, and failure to fully investigate the claims behind your stand, preferring to tow party lines and fall in line with the garbage that comes form these sources is utterly pathetic.
Here's a grand idea; open your wallets and purses, pull out your ID cards/driver's licenses, and do the math on your age. Being an adult isn't easy for many, but to continue with childlike tendencies when interacting with others, especially when the math shows you're far past being a child should be embarrassing at the very least.
Unfortunately, it's becoming more and more prevalent in today's society, probably more damaging to society that any one President could ever be, no matter his/her party.
What in the world is any of this applicable to, but more to the point; what is your point? There's enough absolutely senseless ramblings on this subject already, but this one shoots to the top of the list.
Yes, but his comment regarding usnmustangs post was fair and accurate. Probably one of the most dreadful changes I have seen over the past 10-20 years is this pathetic name calling that goes on when a person disagrees with another. Add to that too many want to start throwing punches, or even worse, pull out a firearm, is it any wonder things are going into the toilet?
We can never expect everyone to agree on anything, nor can we expect a majority to make sense or even use common sense, but the dumbing down of the entire World is happening before our very eyes, and frankly I don't see that slowing down or reversing.
These posting sites are such a convenient place for name calling and trash talking (trolling) because it's too easy to hide behind keybaords and pseud names, and in my opinion one of the breeding grounds for the dumbing down effect.
At least someone is rather sensible here. Ever notice how many so-called adults act like they never left Jr. High? Name calling, my way cause I say so, and on and on it goes.
Both political parties have many troubling issues, the only thing ANY political commentators on the AM waves care about is their bank accounts, and most have no clue to what they speak of.
I agree with you, time to watch the gladiators, at least that's authentic, though there's a lot of over paid Jr. Hi kiddies in the arenas; I guess you just can't escape it!
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