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Republicans in Ron Paul denial in Iowa

Ooh, a time tunnel. We could watch our national debt grow smaller and smaller.

Look up the non-aggression principle. Protecting private discrimination is actually a logically sound position.

December 29, 2011 at 12:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Sales tax collections up 3.5 percent for 2011 so far; look for incentives request for Ninth and N.H. project; a little talk about a big police rifle

How about we draw the line the same place we draw it for civilians-- semi-automatic weapons only. No need to "militarize". Rifles like the ones police currently carry are not in the least bit uncommon. I could go pick one up from Cabelas today.

I understand wanting to save money but if police officers going to risk their personal safety enforcing the laws for everybody, the least we can do is LOAN them a little money so they're armed as well as they can reasonably expect any criminals to be.

December 5, 2011 at 4:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Sales tax collections up 3.5 percent for 2011 so far; look for incentives request for Ninth and N.H. project; a little talk about a big police rifle

The Columbine shooters had 9mm handguns, two shotguns, a 9mm carbine rifle (comparable to what the police want), and enough high-capacity magazines to avoid reloading altogether-- easily outgunning any first responders.

I'm typically a big fan of police but the rifles they want will provide them more firepower, should they need it, *at their own expense*. Not only that but the rifles' greater accuracy and comparable penetration add up to more safety for unintended targets. I don't see any drawbacks here.

You must have a personal issue with the police department to be SO opposed to this.

December 5, 2011 at 4:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Double Take: What good girls are looking for when they go out with bad boys

Hmm breaded teens... don't knock it till you try it I guess. Do you prefer them baked or fried?

November 21, 2011 at 1:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do you ever eat food in the grocery store before paying for it?

Why would that matter? If you don't leave the store without paying, it's not stealing.

It's not stealing if, when buying gas, you pay the full amount after your tank is full. It's not stealing if you pay for your drinks at the bar when you close out the tab at the end of the night.

It IS stealing if you leave without paying for your gas. It IS stealing if you leave without paying for your drinks.

See the difference? Really though what matters is intent. Even if you drank a coke while shopping before realizing you forgot your wallet, I would call that a mistake, not stealing. It's not stealing until you try to leave without paying. It's pretty simple really....

November 8, 2011 at 4:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ron Paul’s issues now part of debate

"they know that his brand of libertarianism would favor folks with loads of cash in consolidating their grip on the US govt. and economy."

That simply isn't true. Big businesses make their billions *thanks* to the government, not in spite of it. Over-regulation makes it excessively difficult for competitors to enter the market, leaving consumers with little or no choices in how to spend their money. Without competition, corporations answer only to their investors, not the consumers that make their business possible.

Paul's views don't take power from the people, they take power from the government., and anyone who doesn't believe corporate private interests are controlling our government clearly hasn't been paying attention. Just take a look at the aftermath of BP's oil spill, or the failed bailouts. We've been letting the government control our lives for a long time now, and it's not working.

November 8, 2011 at 9:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ron Paul’s issues now part of debate

"his few good ideas are overshadowed by his overall crackpottery"

Care to elaborate?

November 8, 2011 at 9:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do you ever eat food in the grocery store before paying for it?

"Do you ever eat food in the grocery store before paying for it?"

"Do you ever eat food in the grocery store without paying for it?"

Closely compare these two questions then take a look at the poll question again. It's not stealing.

November 8, 2011 at 8:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do you ever eat food in the grocery store before paying for it?

It's not stealing if you pay for it. Maybe you should start calling it shopborrowing or something?

I don't really care what you call it but "shoplifting" has already been taken. It means stealing.

November 8, 2011 at 7:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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