It's a racket. There are people who do it professionally and use sophisticated scripts and data mining techniques to skew the odds in their favor. The "little guy" has no chance in the long run. If you want to give your money away better to just give it to a homeless guy in your 'hood so he can buy drugs.
Finally someone calls out CA and hold them accountable!
Tweeting from Paris early Saturday, Trump wrote that there is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly fires in California. He added that billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!
Someone needs to tell that idiot that the Woolsey fire did not happen in a forest.
I didn't start this thread either. I think I've started maybe 5 threads in 15 years here...
At any rate, we can both play the "more people die doing XYZ game". More people die by lightning than terrorists attacks, but our president wants to ban Muslims. Yadda yadda. Around and around.
I agree that we need to look at a mental health, the things jerry mentioned above etc. Anything would be better than the nothing we've been doing for however many years now. Like I said, I'm a gun owner and 2nd A supporter. I'm just not so naive or hell bent on my position to say let's just completely ignore one part of the problem because some dead guys wrote some words on a paper once.
NOTHING? Are you familiar with the gun laws California has passed in the last few years? I mean, you are aware this happened in California, right? I suggest you look in to the CA gun control laws, especially the new ones, before you make such an ignorant focking statement again. Care to retract it?
Only speaking for myself here... but I in no way want to take away guns. I am in support of some reasonable gun control measures (enhanced background checks, waiting period for ammo, etc), but that's another subject for another day.
My problem is some people seem to just write this off as collateral damage, throw some more guns at the problem, and offer some T&P's... because the "2nd Amendment". My position is this is a major crisis that is unique to America, and we should be doing everything in our power to solve the problem.
See, that's the problem. More people die from texting while driving than do mass shootings but I've never seen you start a thread about "reasonable texting while driving control." This is NOT a major crisis. And that's a fundamental disagreement you and I have that will make it difficult for us to have a discussion about "reasonable gun control measures.
The above being said, the cops had contact with this guy about 6 months ago where he was acting irate and irrationally and they brought in a mental health team. That team concluded he did not need to be taken in to custody. Maybe we need better mental health teams instead of better gun control?
I'm in CA taking care of my dieing mother. Been inundated with ads for a couple of initiatives:
1) A proposition to allow cities to enact local rent control. Currently, rent control is largely illegal statewide in CA. So, illegals drive rent costs up and the state makes it difficult to build new housing so the answer is to fock over landlords. Sounds reasonable.
2) Unions have been trying to unionize the dialysis industry in CA for a number of years, without success. So they got a proposition on the ballot to limit the profits of dialysis clinics. Focking disgusting. Unions using people's medical care as a pawn to unionize the industry. Wouldn't expect anything less from them though.
I get it, I just disagree with you. I dont think trannies using the bathroom of their choice means I need to support their use of opposite gender high school locker rooms or competing in womens track meets.
To you basic dignity means a 13 year old girl has to be alone in the bathroom with a 30 year old man she doesn't know because he SAYS he "identifies as a woman."