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Editorial was well-written, pragmatic, and realistic. I can get behind a lot of what was proposed. Add 30-day wait periods for assault weapons, increase the age for buying guns, require background databases to be linked or networked, or in other words, have those search engines be able to talk to each other. Some northeastern states are collaborating on background checks, that's a great idea.
Posted 23 February 2018, 9:11 a.m.
Bob, really, that's just not very helpful. I'm a conservative myself, and I can honestly say you don't help any conversation you join.
Posted 23 February 2018, 9:07 a.m.
Or maybe it's the deforestation going on in the tropical regions more than what we in the US emit on an annual basis which is a bigger problem. Look at what is happening in Indonesia, their indigenous peoples, and the clear cutting they are doing every year. How much atmospheric cleansing does that eliminate?
The problem is not here in the US.
Posted 23 February 2018, 8:59 a.m.
Richard, this may come as a shock, but no one listens to you anymore because each one of your posts is a flail-ex...massive arm-waving and shouting with no substance or direction. Quite frankly, most folks just see your name and skip over it.
Posted 23 February 2018, 8:50 a.m.
Them came a lot later than they should have. I would have like to have seen more of a cleanup on the corporate side of eliminating loopholes. Frankly, I think I'd like to see some kind of a VAT imposed and a really big cut in income tax rates....moving us more towards consumption vice income taxes. Overall, it's still a net positive for the country and the economy.
However, I think with increased interest rates, and potentially record-low U3 unemployment, we may need to raise taxes again, and have a come to Jesus moment on entitlement spending. the national debt scares me more than anything, more than any external security threat or any other domestic problem we have. We have to pay it off. We are already experiencing severe financial damage on an annual basis, and it is increasing every year.
Posted 23 February 2018, 8:43 a.m.
I don't like it either. But if he did buy the land to build an apartment building, those trees were coming down anyway. It really sucks for the neighborhood, I would wonder if they could sue the developer that in cutting down the trees he caused a tangible reduction in their property values, but I very much doubt it would even be entertained.
He didn't do anything illegal, but basically being a bad neighbor. I'd almost imagine those homeowners would want something developed there soon to block highway noise and add the seclusion back in.
Posted 16 February 2018, 10:07 a.m.
And then one day the piper comes a - callin'...
Posted 15 February 2018, 8:55 a.m.
Posted 15 February 2018, 8:51 a.m.
I have no idea what you are talking about. He overstayed his visa, he filed to file appropriate paperwork, he could have applied for citizenship, complicated as that is, so yes, this situation could have been avoided had he taken the steps to avoid getting to this point. Sarah is spot on, and I genuinely do not understand the point you are trying to make.
Posted 15 February 2018, 8:43 a.m.
OK, so the process is hard. Ever applied for a mortgage? Security Clearance? It's a lot of paperwork, but you do it because you have to.
He sounds like he could be a valuable citizen, but he didn't follow the rules, so instead of trying to become a citizen, he tried to hide from the system. Nothing has changed from this article. it's his fault, he is to blame.
Posted 15 February 2018, 8:40 a.m.
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