GUNS: WE, THE PEOPLE are the FIRST RESPONDERS

Sunday, December 4, 2016

http://www.offthegridnews.com/current-events/7-mass-shootings-that-were-stopped-by-lawful-gun-owners/

7 Mass Shootings That Were Stopped By Lawful Gun Owners
Written by: Daniel Jennings  Current Events December 3, 2016

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3. An unidentified man saved the lives of several people inside the Farah Barber Shop in West Philadelphia, Pa., by shooting a 40-year-old gunman on March 22, 2015, police told NBC 10. Several people, including children, were inside the shop when the man took out a gun and opened fire. Fortunately, a passer-by pulled out his gun, ran into the shop and shot the gunman before he could kill anyone.

“The person who responded was a legal gun permit carrier,” Philadelphia Police Captain Frank Llewellyn told NBC 10. “He responded and I guess he saved a lot of people in there.”

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“I guess” is pretty wishy washy. It would seem obvious that he did save a lot of lives.

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6. An armed likely prevented a shooting rampage at Bonnie’s Food and Spirits, a bar in Plymouth, Pa., in September 2012. William Allabaugh shot a man in the head after being asked to leave the establishment. Mark Kytor stopped Allabaugh by drawing his gun and shooting him. Kytor may have saved many lives because police found an extra clip of ammunition in Allabaugh’s pants, The Citizens Voice reported.

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Typically inaccurate reporting. I would assume the shooter had an extra magazine, not a clip. I guess it’s too much to expect the news media to at least be a little familiar with the difference. “This is my rifle. This is my gun. This is for fighting.” 

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So, yes, guns can save lives and armed citizens can prevent mass shootings.

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When seconds count, the police are minutes away. WE, THE PEOPLE are the FIRST RESPONDERS.

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Warehouse Fire in California Kills at Least Nine; Dozens Missing

Sunday, December 4, 2016

http://www.wsj.com/articles/fire-erupts-at-oakland-calif-warehouse-party-killing-nine-1480783522

So sad and unnecessary.


Miscues Doomed Team’s Final Flight

Sunday, December 4, 2016

http://www.wsj.com/articles/miscues-doomed-brazilian-soccer-teams-final-flight-1480726672

Killed by arrogance and stupidity!


The Perils of Empathy

Saturday, December 3, 2016

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-perils-of-empathy-1480689513

So I want less empathy and more compassion.

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MEDIA BIAS: Need to Cater to Male ‘Star Wars’ Fans

Saturday, December 3, 2016

https://heatst.com/entertainment/lucasfilm-president-says-she-doesnt-need-to-cater-to-male-star-wars-fans/

Lucasfilm President Says She Doesn’t Need to Cater to Male ‘Star Wars’ Fans
By Kyle Foley | 2:51 pm, December 1, 2016  

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Ever wonder why Star Wars decided to make Mary Sue character Rey their main focus for The Force Awakens? Well, according to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy it’s because male Star Wars fans don’t need to be catered to anymore.

Kennedy was chosen to replace George Lucas, the creator of Lucasfilm and Star Wars, when Disney bought the studio in 2012. Since then she has done a fantastic job running the studio, to the tune of $2 billion in revenue from The Force Awakens and over $3 million in merchandise.

In an interview with the New York Times, Kennedy addressed her decision to cast a female lead in her second movie in charge, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. “I have a responsibility to the company that I work with. I don’t feel that I have a responsibility to cater in some way [to those particular fans],” she said. “I would never just seize on saying, ‘Well, this is a franchise that’s appealed primarily to men for many, many years, and therefore I owe men something.’”

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So much for building a rapport with your Customers. I’d never be so rude to the folks who give you their “certificated of appreciation”.

So, for a similar reason that I don’t watch Jane Fonda movies, I won’t be seeing this one.

Hope she feels the loss of “Male” dollars at the box office.

Open mouth, insert foot.

I’m offended.

I don’t get mad; I get even. I forgive, but I never forget.

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Obama’s Giant Student-Loan Con

Friday, December 2, 2016

http://www.wsj.com/articles/obamas-giant-student-loan-con-1480640259

Everyone knew it was a scam by the D’s to buy votes at taxpayer expense.

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FINANCIAL: The federal government’s student-loan debt-relief programs?

Friday, December 2, 2016
I fundamentally oppose any “debt relief” program on the grounds of “moral hazard”. In the future, loans will be taken out with the expectation of forgiveness.  
 
As a little L libertarian, the Gooferment does not have any funds that weren’t forceable taken from Taxpayers. Hence there should NOT be any FEDERAL loan program in the first place.
 
Further, you can correlate the rising tuition and rising student debt with the increasing Federal student loan involvement. 
 
Argh!

fjohn reinke
keene NH
 
 
TODAY’S QUESTION
Going back to our story above, what are your thoughts on the federal government’s student-loan debt-relief programs? Send your comments, which we may edit before publication, to10point@wsj.com
 

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READER RESPONSE
Responding to yesterday’s question on the federal government’s student-loan debt-relief programs, Bernard Levine of Oregon wrote: “Solve this whole costly mess with one simple reform. Require colleges to co-sign every loan to their own students. Then if a student defaults, the college is on the hook to pay. Which is only fair, since it was the college, not the student, that received the proceeds of the loan. And it was the college that promised, implicitly or explicitly, to make its students employable and prosperous.” Cole Aston of Missouri said: “Forgiving student debt is merely a short-term fix to a long-term problem. Tuition is sky-high because of federal-government backed student loans. Until we get rid of these government loan programs, universities will continue to inflate their tuition cost. We can’t be half-free market and half-socialist; we need to pick one or the other and stick to it.” And Slade Howell of North Carolina commented: “The federal government forgiving student debt is a wonderful idea. It is exciting to think that tax-paying, working Americans can have the opportunity to fund a social interlude for our youth… This may well go down in history as the most ingenious welfare system ever devised to procure votes.”

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