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Re: “10 Commandments monument at Arkansas Capitol destroyed; suspect in custody for apparent repeat offense

"There are those who are mentally challenged and easily led astray..."

Razor, are you the L. Ron Hubbard reincarnate?

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Posted by nadaquehacer on 06/28/2017 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Has anybody seen Sen. Tom Cotton, architect of the health bill

Ycking it up wit these geniuses.

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Posted by nadaquehacer on 06/23/2017 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Do concealed weapons make us safer? Stanford study suggests otherwise

SP -thx for clarification.

Posted by nadaquehacer on 06/22/2017 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Do concealed weapons make us safer? Stanford study suggests otherwise

I've got a CCL but never carried. There's way too much liability that comes with packing. I keep my pistol unloaded in a safe. I've considered selling it, but then to who? I may keep it just to have as "home defense" but it's definitely not something I think of putting under my pillow, in my nightstand, or in my hand if a random person shows up at my door.

The Philando Castile shooting really brings home one aspect of why I've never carried even though I paid for and received a CCL. The other reasons were likely unintentionally taught to me in the CCL class. I don't think Castile had a CCL. By the way, I'm white.

The first reason was what the CCL instructor instilled in me. Even though you may be in the right if you choose to use your piece, charges could still be brought. The decision of when and why to shoot is so ambiguous it would take more than that one simple class to really know when it's appropriate. What I got out of it is it's almost a rules of engagement sort of thing: Don't fire unless fired upon. Just because someone has a gun or knife and is threatening you with it doesn't mean they're going to use it on you. I think a person can close in on another person in one second for every seven feet, so if someone is about 10 yards away from you threatening you with a knife, it'd take them about 3 seconds to approach you to use it on you, so you have three seconds to determine whether or not to pull the handgun out, then what? Shoot? Scare them off? Were they really going to stab you or were they just holding a plastic toy? Manslaughter or aggravated assault? It's your choice and up for a jury of our peers to decide, but if the other witness was just the person with the weapon, you could just get away with murder unless forensics get involved.

The Castile shooting brought up another point that the CCL instructor was ambiguous on but in the end told us basically what to do: if you have a CCL and are armed when you're pulled over, tell the police officer about the gun and show them the CCL. Keep the gun and ammo in separate places and keep the gun unloaded (ammo in glove box, piece on you or in other storage). Castile was telling the officer that he had the gun on him, then BANG!!!!!!!!!! After that, regardless of my race, I'd never carry a gun while I'm driving and fuck if I tell an officer if I happen to have one on me. I'd rather them pull an unlawful search and seizure, find it on their own, then ask for a CCL or try to arrest me and let me talk my way out of it AFTER instead of during the arrest.

Why are all cops "heroes"? Seriously, blue lives don't fucking matter. It's just a job, and likely one taken because they're authoritarian fucks who want an early reitrement. Take your uniform off and get another job if you're an itchy trigger-fingered gun nut psycho. Bearclaw crushing bastards.

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Posted by nadaquehacer on 06/22/2017 at 10:27 AM
Posted by nadaquehacer on 06/12/2017 at 7:42 AM

Re: “U.S. House votes to weaken consumer financial protections

Small banks can make it in a flourishing market (see the growth of Centennial Bank, Bank of the Ozarks, Simmons). BUT, those banks have merged or acquired other banks and gotten bigger. River Town Bank of Dardanelle tried to grow into Conway - both branches are closed. Bear State Bank is having problems as it looks like it overextended its abilities in a more competitive market. Bank of America is basically dead but thankfully it bought Merrill Lynch so it has an investment arm to keep it afloat otherwise it would go the way of Lehman and Bear Stearns.

My main point is that the crisis of 2008 wasn't caused by just by regulations but the moral hazard regulations create. The ABS market was pushed as safe since nothing is safer than betting on housing and they obviously weren't (see The Big Short for that), those at the helm of the big banks were and still are basically crime lords (Lehman's Dick Fuld and his trust are the indirect owners of Long Island boiler rooms to this very day), and the Fed is more cautious now thanks to Bernanke. Rates will rise slowly to keep stocks from getting out of control, eventually creating a recession and a long-term bear market, but if the politics get so out of control they begin signalling an economic crisis, Yellen will keep rates down to keep credit liquid.

Watch for oil to go up (Aramco is prepping its IPO and Saudi Arabia will cut production to raise crude prices prior to its release because they are OPEC even if other countries pretend to be) and for rates to slowly go up, especially if the stock market doesn't drop. If unemployment stays low, jobs will be few and expensive, and rates will go up regardless of what the stock market signals. Economics, oil and rates, will cause the next recession, not politics, but politics will play into it just not as directly as everyone thinks or hopes.

Posted by nadaquehacer on 06/11/2017 at 4:15 PM

Re: “Trump's Twittering again

golfer, you may want to quit with the harassment. I know your brain only goes primitive when confronted with logic, so it's just easier for you to take on someone's sex, sexual preference, skin color, etc., but just use your fucking brain and realize, think real fucking hard on this, that the chief law enforcement officer of the country thought the president-elect/president was nothing but a fucking liar and said so in front of millions of Americans without a gun to his head (no matter how much you're trying to convince yourself Hillary would have him assassinated just like those guys who saw all those coke drops near Mena). You're a god damn idiot, golfer, and so are those still under the delusion Trump gives half a shit about your opinions or pathetic lives.

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Posted by nadaquehacer on 06/11/2017 at 3:55 PM

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