SuperLib's past comments

  • 1

    SuperLib

    Super, my point is, my father is alive because he took out 3 people, 2 died and 1 survived

    The toddlers took out 17 innocent people before accidentally turning on their fathers. In all the years we've been debating guns, I guess I never told you that. Not your fault.

    Posted in: U.S. schools preparing for the worst, with active shooter drills

  • 2

    SuperLib

    bass: A lot of lives were saved, including my fathers in a break-in attempt in his house in 1979, if my father wasn't armed, he wouldn't be here today

    I have 3 friends whose fathers were killed by toddlers in gun accidents. This is after one of them mistook his wife for an intruder and shot her. I feel the need to sometimes share these stories with people.

    Posted in: U.S. schools preparing for the worst, with active shooter drills

  • 2

    SuperLib

    Trump, now the presumptive Republican nominee for president, angered veterans last year when he said he liked “people who weren’t captured” in wars.

    He'll just throw money at the problem.

    Posted in: Trump rallies veterans at annual Rolling Thunder gathering

  • 0

    SuperLib

    Noloving: Using incorrect information isn't the best way to make that point.

    I understand. Thanks for your comments.

    Would anyone here support raising taxes to pay for increased security in schools? Would gun owners accept new taxes on guns if the money went towards protecting schools and funding studies to learn more about gun violence?

    Posted in: U.S. schools preparing for the worst, with active shooter drills

  • 0

    SuperLib

    Noliving: Yeah that isn't true. Doctors can ask if the patient has a gun in the house, what they can't do is badger the patient into revealing that information. See the reason the law came about is because of a Florida doctor that was treating a patient that had nothing to do with gun shot wounds or injury caused by a firearm

    You're ignoring the larger point, but I'll focus on this if that's what you're interested in.

    From what I've read about Florida, the case involved a pediatrician who asks new patients if they own a firearm. To him it's a health and safety issue. If they do, then he offers advice on how to keep kids safe from gun accidents. He doesn't lobby for or against guns. The courts ruled that that was an invasion of privacy unless the doctor feels the person is a danger to himself or others. That narrowed the scope on what doctors were allowed to consider as a health and safety issue.

    But the point is that gun supporters would help if they would let us know what kind of restrictions, if any, we could place on gun ownership.

    Posted in: U.S. schools preparing for the worst, with active shooter drills

  • -2

    SuperLib

    I don't mind Putin as much as I used to. He's tanked the economy and created wedges between Russia and a lot of countries, and those countries are strengthening their alliances with the US. Having only a few allies can really limit your potential in a lot of situations. Both China and Russia do this to themselves.

    Putin has also created an endless list of distractions. Obama gave an interview recently where he said situations like Syria creates distractions that have a cost in time, money, and blood. The more the US gets involved, the more of each we have to spend, and ultimately it takes time away from other things we could be perusing. Putin has self-imposed distractions in Syria, the Ukraine, Crimea, Turkey, and a lot of smaller distractions in the eastern European countries. He's forced to spend time on things like that instead of creating things like trade deals.

    His scuttling of democracy in Russia assures us he will be there for a long, long time, and since I think he's more of a limiter I'm starting to warm up to the guy. If Russia wants to look at us as their enemy, which I think they do, then that's fine. We've played this game before and the deck is still stacked in our favor. Putin helps to limit Russia from reaching their full potential. We'll have to put up with some buzzing planes and media stunts which is a pretty small price to pay.

    Posted in: Putin blasts West on first trip to EU country this year

  • 1

    SuperLib

    If we want to live in a country awash with guns, then school shootings and shooter drills are just things that come with it. Not really rocket science.

    Maybe safe rooms are good ideas. You could build them in to new construction. Or even multiple larger safe rooms that groups of students can try to make it to.

    I'd prefer that to putting a gun in the hands of every teacher in America. More will probably die from accidents, and apparently the only qualification needed to lead an urban combat situation is that the teacher is the oldest person in the room. They will need training and we might want to weed out the ones who can't pass minimum standards for safety like we do with flight attendants.

    Other ideas might be classroom items that can double as shields and panic buttons in every room. Add bulletproof glass on door windows and the ability to bar the door.

    As for removing gun free zones, I hear gun supporters say schools are targeted because they are gun free zones, but I've never actually heard a shooter say it. What worries me is that people could bring their own guns to the school and now we have a problem with identifying who is a threat and who isn't. Add guns in every classroom with confusion and things could become unworkable pretty quickly.

    What would make things easier is if gun supporters could decide amongst themselves what restrictions they will allow and which they will not. I know they often point to mental health but they also do things like barring doctors from asking a patient if they have a gun in the house, so that tells me we would have to approach it within the context of what they would agree to. If they aren't willing to agree to much of anything then maybe those resources would be better used elsewhere, like fortifying the classrooms.

    What sucks for me is that I don't have kids but a still have to pay for these things through my property taxes. Feels a bit like robbing Peter to pay Paul.

    Posted in: U.S. schools preparing for the worst, with active shooter drills

  • 4

    SuperLib

    wipeout: Or excessively high executive pay rises?

    Or running companies into the ground and pocketing tens of millions of dollars as they're being shown the door. Bernie is the only candidate questioning that.

    Posted in: Trump rules out debate with Sanders

  • 4

    SuperLib

    Maybe he didn't want to seem like he's beating up on the old guy.

    Ah, probably another thing he didn't realize at the time the question was asked.

    Posted in: Trump rules out debate with Sanders

  • 10

    SuperLib

    China says Nanjing more worthy of remembrance than Hiroshima

    That's why you have no friends.

    Posted in: China says Nanjing more worthy of remembrance than Hiroshima

  • 7

    SuperLib

    Trump has nothing to gain from this debate, and everything to lose.

    And he agreed to it on the spot with a high level of confidence. Then, I guess, the thinking part came a while after....

    Posted in: Trump rules out debate with Sanders

  • 0

    SuperLib

    CrazyJoe: How does a missile defense system threaten his country’s security?

    When countries get to be that size, sometimes it's better to use Mutually Assured Destruction as a deterrent. The thinking is that without it, one country might try something stupid that gets a lot of people killed.

    In the old days, only the US and Russia had the long range missile capabilities to strike each other, so if there was no shield, the danger was only coming from one source. Now you have Iran and North Korea developing long range missiles and the US feels justified in protecting against that threat with a missile shield, but that screws up the balance with Russia. Or at least that's what my fuzzy memory is remembering from something I read a while ago.

    The point is there really isn't a way to account for everything, and there's no perfect solution.

    Posted in: Putin blasts West on first trip to EU country this year

  • -1

    SuperLib

    Did he announce any plans to increase Russia's borders even more?

    Posted in: Putin blasts West on first trip to EU country this year

  • 2

    SuperLib

    Well he backed out in a hurry. Maybe he just wanted more media attention and was never really planning to debate. Looks like he's just waiting our time.

    Posted in: Trump rules out debate with Sanders

  • 3

    SuperLib

    I was done with Sanders for a minute. But then I thought about it.....why not? Putting him next to Trump would be putting the differences between the parties on full display. Clinton will still be the nominee anyway, but maybe we can include more of Sanders' platform. And maybe Clinton can take some notes.

    Posted in: Trump, Sanders explore staging unusual presidential debate, bypassing Clinton

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    SuperLib

    Many Democrats, including prominent senators, have started publicly voicing frustration with Sanders, who shows no signs of a quick departure despite near-impossible odds of overtaking Clinton.

    Sanders should start to wind things down, but I get that he wants to help shape the Democratic platform and I'm for that. And I know it's sideways, but I'd love to see him debate Trump alone. I think there would be no better platform to really show the stark differences between our parties.

    Posted in: Obama: World leaders rightfully rattled by Trump

  • -1

    SuperLib

    Wait, you said you voted for Bill Clinton twice and still like the guy. And you are insulting him as a way to support Trump, a guy you said you didn't like.

    Politics much?

    Posted in: Trump denounces illegal immigrants as tensions flare in California

  • 4

    SuperLib

    Well, China, you have no allies, and that's something you do to yourself.

    Posted in: Chinese state media warns G-7 against South China Sea 'meddling'

  • 0

    SuperLib

    We will tackle this right after the bathroom issues are cleared up.

    Posted in: U.S. nuclear force still using 1970s floppy disks

  • 1

    SuperLib

    So just to be clear...this person should be forced, by law, to use the men's room. Every day. In all public places.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=transvestite+on+Orange+is+the+new+black&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiK5KPm-_bMAhVaHGMKHSB_Df4Q_AUICSgC&biw=600&bih=784#imgrc=q0f8kGBjZwtRvM%3A

    If that's what you're saying, then please be clear.

    Posted in: 11 states sue over Obama's school transgender directive

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