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People who have never served in the military and defended our constitution personally, with their lives, should not be allowed to vote. How’s that for an idea, Mr. Fletcher? As long as we’re handing out requirements citizens of our nation have to meet before they are allowed to exercise their God given rights, why stop with firearms? Someone who hasn’t pledged to give their life in the defense of our nation from enemies foreign and domestic, and who has not served in battle, should not be allowed to use their God given right of free speech, either. Your argument against the right to own firearms just makes you look every bit as foolish as those people you overheard.
Sounds to me like someone got their feelings hurt by being called half-raised.
Ms. Fletcher sets a good example. Some of the 600+ non-profit organizations in Albany could also pony up some cash to help the community get a handle on gang violence. Perhaps some of those guys that showed up to the photo-op with the Sheriff and APD Chief to express their concern might do it. Oh, wait. I forgot the cash flow only goes one way with non-profits around here.
Life is not random. There are ways to avoid catastrophe. The ability to deny your puerile urges to go chasing dreams, to realize that you are mortal, to ask yourself when you’re on the brink of taking some risk what your family would think about it, will increase your chance of success in life. Many people have a huge hole inside themselves. They have no family or the family they do have is dysfunctional. Or they have no true friends; they have no stabile attachment to anyone. They try to fill that hole inside them with many things. They rush around, always trying to accomplish something, never finishing one plan before starting the next, in an attempt to prove to everyone they are that special person that can rise above it all and do things other people never dreamed they could do. They are always desperately grasping for something that will give them satisfaction and a secure hold on life’s fleeting pleasures and the approval from other people, who, if they could be honest about their feelings, they don’t respect. Some people never figure out how to fill that hole they have inside them before they die. This behavior is not inspirational; it’s more of an example not to follow. People remember you after you’re dead if you were unselfish in life; for the love you gave them, for the respect you showed them, and for helping them through their own trials of life.
The only extremists on this issue are those claiming the lunatic momma's boy could have been made "sane" through legislation and that he used "terroristic" weapons to commit the atrocity. The headline is a also hoot: 154 rounds in less than 5 minutes. I can fire that many in just two with my 1911 technology and magazines that only hold 7 rounds each. We should be investigating the prescription drugs this person was using instead of trying to lay the blame on legal firearms.
It's probably just some guy trying to get a part in Sherwood's next movie.
“While climate change is a natural phenomenon, the best evidence is that the burning of fossil fuels is speeding up the process.” There is no stable definition of “climate change” because it can mean anything someone with a political agenda wants it to mean. The term is used instead of “global warming” because there has been no warming for the past 15 years even though the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has been steadily increasing. The term was instituted because the old term became ludicrous when it was used by the sock puppet media to support Green evangelist accounts of record snow and low temperatures. The best evidence shows that no change in our climate can be attributed to the use of fossil fuels. And the idea that members of the Green religion will appreciate or accept the manufacture of fuel through use of this bacteria is not just wrong it's pathetic. Any use of energy that releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere will not be accepted. Whoever wrote this article did a very poor job in supporting the agenda of the climate change proselytizers.
Half-raised: a young man or woman who knows how to use "yes, sir" and "yes, ma'am" in conversations but still sits down to eat wearing a ball cap or other kind of hat on their head.
I’ve put thousands of miles on my bike in and around Albany and most people are careful drivers that will share the road. To some few my life is worthless compared to their need to get to wherever it is they are going without losing the 10 seconds it would take to wait and pass safely. I’ve had drivers leave three inches between the side of their 4000 pound truck and my handlebar to pass me at 80 mph on a deserted county road with no oncoming traffic for miles. Some people think they own the road and that’s all there is to it. It only takes one out of the hundreds of drivers you’ll meet on any given day to cause you a lot of grief. Cycling is the fountain of youth but it can turn into the fountain of grief in a split-second. So if you are riding around Albany don’t get so far into the pain cave that you can’t stay alert and alive.
Not too long ago the clerks at the Neighborhood Grocery, 700 Johnson Road, in East Albany, were selling marijuana to anybody with the cash to buy it. Big story on the TV and in the Herald. Somebody should follow up on this. What is it these people don’t understand about our laws concerning alcohol and marijuana?
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