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Officials to take a ride on deteriorating Amtrak route through Kansas

I agree with both of you. As soon as the nazi t.s.a. molesters started making me take off my shoes, I quit flying. No searches, no banning of liquids or pocket knives and you get to leave your shoes on. The cost is around $70 one way, and beats driving as well. I take the SW Chief train to Chicago once or twice a year now and it kicks flying in the a$$! You show up 5 min before the train gets there and off you go! After a 9 hour ride, the train stops at Union Station where you can walk a block to the Metra Station (local commuter trains) and go anywhere in the city for $5-$8.

FYI there is also an electrical outlet by every seat to charge/run your laptop or electroinc devices. You may also leave your seat and traytable in the unlocked and down position anytime you feel like it.

FYI2 No extra tax or fees! You pay the fare and that is it!

January 9, 2013 at 2:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: That’s enough

Cars are a choice. Where you live is a choice. Where you work is a choice. Where you shuttle your kids is a choice. The fact is, that choosing to travel on a interstate at 80mph, in over 2000 pounds of metal, is gambling with your life. Some lose. Over 44,000 people die this way each year. Many of them are children.

Remember driving is not a necessity or a right. It is a privilege.

December 24, 2012 at 12:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: That’s enough

Tell that to the children who inherit the diabetes risk. Do they have a choice? No.

Lets do automobiles now. Drunk Drivers kill people. They have access to high capacity vehicles that kill efficiently

An estimated 10,228 people who died in drunk driving crashes, accounting for 31% of all traffic deaths in 2010.

The people that are killed by drunk drivers have no choice in the matter.

December 21, 2012 at 3:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: That’s enough


I forgot to use sarcasm tags on that last sentence.

Do you agree that sugary drinks should be banned? Drinking soda is a choice that kills more people than guns. Where is the outrage there? Just because a someone dies instantly instead of slow suicide makes it less deadly?

Think of all of the millions of people dying because of diabetes. Sugary drinks are the high capacity magazines of diabetes.

December 21, 2012 at 2:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: That’s enough

progressive thinker is right. I misread the total the first time. I sit corrected.
You sir, have won that argument! forgive me

I agree that Chinese schoolchildren are 'more safer' (percentage wise) from mentally ill killers because of gun bans. (10 more per year avg.)

So lets move on, ok? How many people have died by govt. guns in China during Mao?

Mao Ze-Dong (China, 1958-61 and 1966-69, Tibet 1949-50) 49-78,000,000 (give or take a few)
millions... tens of millions... not so long ago

All because the people (many of them children) did not have access to high capacity mags, ammo or guns!

Banning something a crazy person might use is not a solution. It is only treating the symptom.

Strike the root! Ban mental illness! Make mental illness illegal!

December 21, 2012 at 3:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: That’s enough

We are talking schools and schoolchildren here. How many deaths in the past 3 years in the U.S. by guns? Thus, the overall numbers a greater in China. Not to mention all of the maimed children that lived and will be mentally and physically scarred for life. You lost this argument.

December 20, 2012 at 6:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: That’s enough

Did ya notice the ones that didn't?

On March 23, 2010, Zheng Minsheng (郑民生)[2] 41, murdered eight children with a knife in an elementary school.

An attacker named Wu Huanming (吴环明), 48, killed seven children and two adults and injured 11 other persons with a cleaver at a kindergarten

On 4 August 2010, 26-year-old Fang Jiantang (方建堂) slashed more than 20 children and staff with a 60 cm knife, killing 3 children and 1 teacher, at a kindergarten

In September 2011, a young girl and three adults taking their children to nursery school were killed in Gongyi,[19] Henan by 30-year-old Wang Hongbin with an axe.

December 20, 2012 at 4:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: That’s enough

i typed in, "mass murder" and "china" into google, it was the first link
sorry for being lazy but it made my point, that crazy will kill, guns or not.

but, notice the latest one happening in china near the same time as the one in conn.

Ya'll are trying to make this into efficiency and numbers. One dead schoolchild is too many. ok?

Its about crazy people doing crazy things guys!

Soon, more americans will be diagnosed as... 'mentally unable to possess a firearm.'

There will be a way around it though. ((SPOILER)) Do not check the 'crazy' (mental illness) box, or circle 'yes' (to mental illness) when filling out your background check form. ;)

Disclaimer: Crazy people are not allowed to read this.

December 20, 2012 at 2:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: That’s enough

No, I am saying, what would be banned next? Because the violence would not stop if our guns went away. Crazy wont go away! Killers will kill. Some humans suck, so let the good humans have a chance to stop it from happening.

December 20, 2012 at 1:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: That’s enough

School attacks in China (2010–2012)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A series of uncoordinated mass stabbings, hammer attacks, and cleaver attacks in the People's Republic of China began in March 2010. The spate of attacks left at least 21 dead and some 90 injured. Analysts have blamed mental health problems caused by rapid social change for the rise in these kind of mass murder and murder-suicide incidents.[1]

In September 2011, a young girl and three adults taking their children to nursery school were killed in Gongyi,[19] Henan by 30-year-old Wang Hongbin with an axe.[20] Another child and an adult were seriously wounded but survived.[21] The suspect is a local farmer who is suspected of being mentally ill.[22]
December 2012
Main article: Chenpeng Village Primary School stabbing

On 14 December 2012, a 36 year-old villager in the village of Chenpeng, Henan Province, stabbed 23 children and an elderly woman at the village's primary school as children were arriving for classes. The attacker was restrained at the school, and later arrested. All of the victims survived and were treated at three hospitals, though some were reportedly seriously injured, with fingers or ears cut off, and had to be transferred to larger hospitals for specialized care.

So, Dr. Should we ban Knives, Axes and Chinese people?

December 19, 2012 at 2:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )