There is a special place in Hell for Jobs.
15 posts • joined 28 May 2013
On the seventh anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, we give you 7 times he served humanity and acted as an example to others
Blood spilled from another US high school shooting has yet to dry – and video games are already being blamed
Re: God Save Daddy Warbucks
The military response that the Second Amendment would provide was where the US (which had no standing Army) would defend itself from a foreign invader (the war of 1812).
So, what you are saying is that some foreign entity will defeat the US military and then fall victim to hoards of disgruntled teens that have liberated their parents' easily accessible AR-15s?
My improved scenario is that a sane society like Australia or Canada will invade while the disgruntled teens are unconcerned because they are in their basements planning the next school shooting. Then, the new government will make assault weapons unavailable to idiots and we might get health care coverage that isn't shameful for a change, to boot.
God Save Daddy Warbucks
It's all about protecting the profitability of the firearms industry over protecting the lives of children. The Second Amendment was created in an age where the U.S had no standing army and a good percentage of citizens lived on frontier farms and needed the ability to protect themselves and their property.
The founding fathers (and their constituents) felt it was reasonable to ensure that all citizens (read white land owning males) should be able to own flint lock muskets. Something else might be appropriate today but the Second Amendment is insane.
Perhaps its replacement (in addition to other sane conditions) would predicate gun ownership on the ability to demonstrate your guns cannot be taken or used by a child without your permission. That seems reasonable.
Re: The real question I would like the answer to...
Corporate USA has funded all the winners. Those winners will never change the system that allowed them to win. They may talk a little different, but take a Republican and give him/her a new sound track (you might need to lube him/her up a bit) and you have a Democrat.
"Obama-care" does provide for the USA's disenfranchised, but it also makes it illegal to choose not to be insured. By law you must send your money to an insurance company. This is a Republican wet dream. If the Republicans tried to create that law they would get stomped for their blatant avarice (AKA Republicanism).
It does not matter who gets elected. Without corporate funding (and the resulting special interests), no one has a chance. Meat the new boss. Same as the old boss.
Re: Get it right
Independent moderate, my ass.
We in the U.S. are about half a century behind nearly every developed society on the planet with regard to healthcare. The Republican party is a coalition of about seven "one donkey" shows. They draw in the Religious Right, paranoid firearms advocates and others with empty promises of action that never appears -- all the while vigorously protecting their only real agenda: "Help the rich get richer by any and all means."
If you have a gram of compassion anywhere in that tiny cold black heart you might be a moderate. If you didn't focus on the singular Republican scapegoat issue you might be an independent.
No u-Squish Hardware for Me or Mine
There come points where one decides "That is a straw too many!" cost of ownership is an important criteria when considering gaming equipment (or any other equipment). "Can't replace a worn-out DVD drive? Can't trade games?" Screw you, Microsoft. Your hardware will never darken my threshold again. Guests can leave their equipment on the porch.