Wow Gonzo, I actually like you right now. :)
I think that "Rock and Roll Suicide" should be broadcast over every radio station at least once in a while. Bowie's lasting message is in there. "You're not alone!"
None of us, no matter how conservative or liberal or whatever label we ascribe to, is alone. The weirdest of the weird and the straightest of the straight all have at least a dozen other someones out there. It's up to each of us to find our others, but we're not alone.
Oh, and "You're wonderful"
So turn on and be wonderful
'Cause you're wonderful.
No matter who you are.
Why wasn't that the expense of the railroad rather than spending our tax dollars to protect ourselves from train parts?
You are right about dumping Ray Carroll.
Congrats to Supv of the 4th district Ray Carroll and our Board of supervisor for spending $80,000 to pay for a "trail canopy" so by the off chance someone on that remote trail should be under it when a train comes over them, and by chance, something should come loose, like a rock, they will be protected. What happens if the whole track fails apart, a much more likely event because of our crumbling infrastructure? The canopy will probably kill them! I would suggest what my mother taught me when entering into dangerous situations. Look both ways and then cross the street. Besides being a crazy idea, how many potholes could be filled with $80,000? Please Citizens of Pima county, vote for Marla Closen and defeat the corrupt Board of supervisors who spends our money for patronage.
Yes, n7lqv - but "another method to achieve their goal" would not have the instantly decimating effect that GUNS have had. Without GUNS, violent criminals, insane and otherwise, could not inflict the same degree of death, destruction and terrorism as they presently do.
Adding more "gun controls" is not a solution to the problem of mental health issues. Proper diagnosis and treatment of those with such concerns would help lessen the tide of both murders and suicides.
Sadly, many persons receive little, or in many cases NO treatment for their problems. Many who continue having difficulty have chosen to stop taking helpful medications prescribed to them
There are too many facets to the question of "how to stop the violence" to expect instant success by imposing more restrictions on those who obey laws already in place.
Removing guns from the puzzle would just move those considering an act of violence simply to find another method to achieve their goal.
"He had been suspended from Pima Community College in September 2010 because of his bizarre behavior and disruptions in classes and the library. After his arrest, two medical evaluations diagnosed him as paranoid schizophrenic and incompetent to stand trial. He was medicated while in jail as part of his treatment. He was again judged incompetent in May 2012."
It wasn't gun violence that shot and killed, it was Jared Loughner.
How sad that the 'editor' would exploit this tragic, and possibly preventable, action to strip Americans of their constitutional rights. This isn't political, unfortunately this liberal hack is making it so. Very, very sad.
Alright then...stick with fear.
Climate change is nothing to be feared. It's cycical. Work to make something real, better. Reduce the size of government by taking on some responsibility.
I think what I fear most is reducing all of our choices to a simplistic dichotomy.
So true. I agree that hope is the key. I believe that there is hope that our struggles and problems are solvable if we unite against fear and enlist our most powerful attributes...our collective intellect and problem solving abilities combined with love and compassion. If these qualities are applied liberally and sincerely, we can make the world a better place for ourselves and the generations to follow. It can be done.
Most white men with weapons aren't angry. Most people aren't fearful or bigoted. 2016 should be a great year and we will finally take on climate change. The presidential election should be, uh, interesting. Happy New Year.
The criminalization is with the service providers who only serve the homeless they want to serve. The TPCH (Tucson Pima Collaboration to End Homelessness) Gaps Analysis report showed that there is enough housing for the homeless but those needing housing can't get it because of the high barrier standards set at organizations, like Primavera and Our Family Services to name two of several. But yet the Weekly fails to cover this, or the fact that these service providers that are downtown, don't go out of their offices to see if they need help.
I've organized the food trucks to serve the homeless today, at Santa Rita Park:
The City Council got this one right Mari.
San Francisco has an app to show where all the human poop is, it's an epidemic and health crisis.
It's nice to use a Tucson Park and not see hypodermic needles, don't you agree?
Run away Linda? Tell that to the disabled and elderly? Or allow another San Bernardino? Go ahead and give up your gun rights. I'll protect you.
You tell Rafi he's right. Guns kill people. The NRA is a bad business. People who shoot guns for fun need another hobby. I'm suggesting paintball. If we're interested in self defense, we should arm people with pepper-spray and fire extinguishers. Teach them all the great arts of distraction and escape. Teach them to call 911 when they see a problem ... as they run far away as possible. My 2 cents. Please pass it on. Rafi's right. We need to stop deluding ourselves that guns are okay.
I am so tired of people using the argument, "guns kill people". No, people kill people. It is a right to own a gun, not a privilege. Us as Americans have the right, given to us by The Bill of Rights. I do feel gun safety is important. I grew up in house that had several guns. My father never had to lock them up. We were taught gun safety and knowledge.
Criminals will always find a way to get their hands on a gun. Period. We could do all the screening and background checks one desired, but that still will not help.
When it comes to children: well that's gun safety, but most importantly we should be talking to them about the reality of evil in the world. Stop blaming guns for EVIL HUMANS. Stop blaming race for EVIL HUMANS. Stop blaming religion for EVIL HUMANS.
The above fascist would have you believe that somehow most military vets oppose gun rights and personal gun ownership, this is of course a lie. I have seen what it is like to be unarmed and helpless , I have also been shot twice and severely wounded. I have killed, I have watched my mother hold off a home invasion when I was five with a rifle and a handgun. Guns are a right , the supreme court has ruled so. If you don't like guns move to anther country . Mike Sternberg US Army RET
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