@2bits2say: This is what happens when your keep clicking on the Post Comment button, i.e. it queues up all your clicks. Click it once then WAIT until the server finally responds.posted @ Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 17:33
Today  the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released the results of a new “religious knowledge” survey that came to a discouraging — but not unexpected — result.
It discovered that, on average, atheists and agnostics are more knowledgeable about religion than believers.posted @ Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 12:33
[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] - @Ben Had:
I have carried a weapon all my life. [/quote]
It's not you who concerns us.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The suspect in this weekend's fatal shooting at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Glenn Miller, had a lengthy history of violent, white supremacist behavior.
posted @ Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 12:08
Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Glenn Miller, began publishing white supremacist literature and organizing paramilitary groups in North Carolina in the 80s.
[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] - @dawgette:
Likely nothing will go weong. After the shift we would transfer our firearms to an off duty holster and we would all meet up at a watering hole owned by a retired FBI agent for 'one'. [/quote]
You're talking about a cop bar. The rest of us are talking about sports bars, college bars, nightclubs, and drinking holes where people of various ages and degrees of maturity and anger control are thrown together.
What makes you think they were complying before? [/quote]
What makes you think I was thinking they were complying before? I'm saying the new law won't change their behavior, but it will change leo's behavior, because they can't stop a toter simply to check for a permit.
@snarkydude: There's difference betwen political correctness and naiveté.posted @ Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 11:29
Now why would a socialist President turn a gubbermint run space program over to the private sector?posted @ Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 11:18
The U.S. is a net exporter of oil, becoming more so due to fracking technology and conservation measures, plus we have a lot of natural gas reserves.posted @ Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 11:13
...to purchase a Vanilla Reload Network money card
Another tell.posted @ Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 10:15
...the caller told him to get a Green Dot Money card
There's the tell.posted @ Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 10:13
A couple of things are out of sync in this story. First, VIP rooms are private and typically not shared with a stranger. Second, the victim said $100 cash, his driver’s license and his U.S. Navy Credit Union card were missing from his wallet. Notice it didn't say his wallet was missing. If someone was going to rob you, they'd take the wallet and go through it later. There are also security cameras in the VIP rooms and around the premises. If the victim's story holds up, the perp should be on camera. However, I'm reserving judgment until I've heard more, if we hear more.posted @ Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 10:06
...they observed a man sitting on the sidewalk masturbating.
If you can do it while sitting on the sidewalk, you deserve a prize.posted @ Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 09:42
posted @ Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 09:36
Kinda resembles Paula Deen.
H.R. 60 is a complex piece of legislation. If leo spots you with a firearm, s/he can no longer detain you just to check for a carry permit. Bar and nightclub owners can still ban firearms from their establishments by posting a sign, but I don't believe criminals and hot heads are going to comply. Churches will probably go with a "Don't ask. Don't tell." policy.posted @ Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 09:08
posted @ Friday, April 18, 2014 - 14:25
@TeeWee: Grant jumped ten positions in ten years. He must be doing something right.posted @ Friday, April 18, 2014 - 14:08
Is this incident any different than someone drinking too much and becoming intoxicated?posted @ Friday, April 18, 2014 - 14:00
@sweept: The police are checking for a license to carry permit, not just a personal ID. The Georgia legislature is notorious for passing bills en masse on the 40th day of the session as the clock approaches midnight. As a result, they end up voting on bills they haven't actually read.posted @ Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:52
[quote][b]sweept[/b] - mpd0.59 - All he'she has to do is put a sign up at the entrance stating no guns allowed (just like waffle house in oconee did). [/quote]
Thank you, I stand corrected.
[quote] As an aside, I wonder if them not allowing you to protect yourself means they are responsible if you get robbed/injured in their stores in the case of an armed robber.[/quote]
Here's something you may not know that's also in H.R. 60 ...
The provision of the expanded gun-carry law that says police can't stop someone carrying a gun solely to see if they have a permit leaves law enforcement officers at a decided disadvantage, says Sheriff Howard Sills of Putnam County east of Atlanta. "If I see a person with a handgun, I've been able to ask them, let me see your license. If they didn't have one, they got arrested," Sills says. "Frequently that person would be involved in some other criminal activity.
"I can live with the rest of it," Sills says. "People in church on Sunday morning in the state of Georgia don't cause law enforcement problems. So if they want to carry their guns to church, so be it. But this business of not being able to detain a person [to check his license] is going to lead to horrendous problems. It's the first time in history where the state requires you to have a license to engage in a particular conduct, but prohibits law enforcement from checking to see if you have a license. It's completely absurd."posted @ Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:33
Thankful the taxpayers aren't footing the bill.posted @ Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:43
How can that happen if the economy is in rapid decline as conservatives say?posted @ Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:40
[quote][b]ponsoldt[/b] - i'm curious: who is running/paying for the anti-gingrey tv ads? seems like wasted money. [/quote]
It's the Ending Spending PAC, funded by Ameritrade founder and Chicago Cubs owner Joe Ricketts:
Best hit: “I’m stuck here making $172,000 a year,” Gingrey saidposted @ Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:24
[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - Maybe it's too close to a playground??
Folks object to having a halfway house in their neighborhood. Pope Francis needs to kick butt and take names.
[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] - @mpd0.59:
And...this just in, to make matters worse for Hillary the Candidate, is that she will soon be a grandmother. [/quote]
I don't know what grandmaternity has to do with it, but Ronald Reagan was elected to the Presidency at the age of 70 and served two terms. If elected in 2016, Clinton would be 69, and we know women generally outlive men.
[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] - @mpd0.59:
Hmmmmm. I find this survey rather odd because U.S. Grant was considered one of the worst Presidents. He was a brilliant General but a bad President, often drunk. He did not make the list? [/quote]
Summary: Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. First, a few thoughts on the winners: read more
Athens-Clarke County police officers responded to Pinewood Estates North on a 911 call concerning a heated domestic dispute. it reportedly was an argument over the lack of heat and food in a family's trailer and a woman was threatening to stab anyone who tried to take away her 7-month-old child. State patrol responded also, from their post nearby on U.S. Highway 29 North. The situation apparently was resolved. An officer reported he was driving the woman and infant to another home in Athens. read more