Isn't it amusing how we can get carried away over symbolic items and yet not consider the real threat ...
Remember when flag burning was a popular storyline?
Or, flying the official American flag against rules of the association or city?
The real threat? ... we are losing society and our Constitutional Rights whether we are white, Afro-American, Hispanic or Asian.
And let's not forget about our religious rights. How's that going for you?
Bottom line ... we are taking away more individual rights for the sake of society, but society is being harmed by the mere fact we are being infringed.
Remember your Bill of Rights? They are still there, but we must remember to use them. If not, some politicians down the line will declare them obsolete and no longer needed because our government will take care of us.
July 2, 2015 at 7:32 a.m.
My guess is money, sex and drugs... she wanted too much. Why else would she wait hours before reporting it? She needed time to clean out the drugs in her apartment.
July 2, 2015 at 6:58 a.m.
Many churches rely on volunteer work and when it comes to electrical or plumbing workmanship and/or equipment they can be suspect because so much is coming from China now at lower prices squeezed out by big box stores.
I noticed a drastic shift in quality of electrical components as most are now coming from China. I had 2 breakers melt down in my new panel box which could have burnt our house down. Smoke detectors had not gone off yet, but my nose told me something was burning somewhere. This panel box and breakers were installed by a professional electrician and it still failed. The breakers were made in China. China has been warned about placing "UL approved" stickers on electrical components when they have NOT been approved. Just another reason to suspect "Made in China" goods. They will bend all the rules and cheat as much as they can until they get caught. Go to Home Depot or Lowes and you will be hard pressed to find American made components.
July 1, 2015 at 5:37 p.m.
As a young man, I once was caught in a night time traffic inspection for flashing my lights as I drove down the road. The officer yelled at me for doing so, but stupid me told him I was not doing it intentionally, the car was doing it on its own. Yes, it was a short somewhere, but amazingly the officer let me go. He must not have believed me and felt his scolding was sufficient. I made it home with lights still flashing, but the next day it went into the garage for repair. Did the officer handle this correctly? Who knows, but the flashing lights scared the heck out of me and I had it repaired.
June 28, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.
Cutting off an arm may be socially acceptable in some countries, but not in ours. We are too forgiving of a society and thus our society is taken advantage of. When punishments become as severe as the crime, criminals will think twice. In my book giving a criminal 15 to 20 years for murder is too soft. Hangings and being locked in stocks in town squares used to be the norm in our country, but we became more civilized and criminals became more emboldened.
June 27, 2015 at 9:40 a.m.
It is easy to blame a dangerous tool such as a gun for the injury or death of others. But what many people forget to realize is that a gun is a machine and that machine requires human interaction for it to operate. Whether loading it with bullets, operating it's action, placing a trigger lock on it, pulling the trigger...all require human action.
Children are fascinated with guns because they have been exposed to them by either their adults or movies on TV. Because of that, all responsible adults who are in possession of a gun should maintain their weapon in a safe manner. I believe the majority of American gun owners are responsible. There are, however segments in our population who use guns as a means to commit crimes and take advantage of others. These folks are the real danger to society and to our children. They have no thoughts about safety and often are very, very careless, such as Mr Walker was in carrying a loaded firearm in his car. We all know it is illegal to do so and we all know it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon, but those folks who intend on criminal actions do not care, because in their minds the law was not intended for them, it was intended for those who obey the laws, so they will go on in their criminal path until they are arrested or killed.
There is an old saying that laws are made to be broken. Well, these criminal gun toting fools have been breaking laws since they were teens and they have been getting away with it for years until their final day with destiny shows up.
So, who is at fault? Is it the criminal, is it society, is it our police, or is it our justice system? You be the judge.
June 26, 2015 at 9:13 a.m.
Don't worry Walter, the swastika may be illegal in Germany, but it is alive and well here in the States and there are plenty of confederate flags flying around here in Ohio. Some people just can't let go. I see no reason why loyalty to our Stars and Stripes is not enough to keep us together. After all, we are supposed to be One Nation...
June 23, 2015 at 9:32 a.m.
Yeah, and Wal Mart sells cigarettes, drugs, cow meat, dog food made with corn by products, hot dogs made from waste meat, books and magazines that kill trees, and clothes that melt rather than burn. Plus they invite inappropriately dressed customers. Maybe we should ban Wal Mart.
June 23, 2015 at 9:20 a.m.
Its the Canada Geese. They are each laying down waste 4-6 times a day from eating all that grass. And how many hundreds of geese do we have there? We have to pick up after our dogs, but who is picking up after the geese?
June 12, 2015 at 12:10 a.m.
As a former helicopter crewman, I stand and salute these brave men for their service. They must always be remembered as heroic American patriots. God bless.
May 22, 2015 at 10:53 a.m.