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Dem prez candidate Hillary Clinton talks gun control after Ore. shooting

@Dontbeafool, "Just a thought. Go through these Vindy message boards, look at some of the comments, and picture 100% of these posters carrying guns on them in public. Now try to sleep well tonight."

Good one! I gotta admit. Although, to be fair (and I could be wrong here) virtually none, or none, of these shootings have been committed by licensed gun owns with a concealed carry permit.

Am I wrong here?

October 9, 2015 at 11:17 a.m. suggest removal

Dem prez candidate Hillary Clinton talks gun control after Ore. shooting

I used to be ultra-protective of First Amendment Gun Rights but lately I've started to modify my views somewhat because of these kinds of Mass Shootings.

Also, on a personal note, I've met several people- licensed carry holders- I wouldn't trust with a squirt gun much less a 9mm Glock. One such person I became acquainted with at our church recently told me matter of factly that he has a history "of anger management issues" and has lost several jobs because: "I just can't seem to control my temper"

After telling me all this he said to me: "Oh, by the way, did I ever show you my new gun- she's a Beaut- just got her in yesterday", un-holstering his new treasure- a Glock 40 mm which he unloaded and cleared before handing it to me. "Feel that balance! Go ahead, you can dry fire her".

I picked it up and vaguely pointed it at the floor (I have no experience with hand guns. Only gun I have is a shotgun), my hands shaking a little.

I tried to be nonchalant, but all I could remember was him telling me: "I've had these anger management issues. Sometimes, I just can't seem to control my temper..."

October 9, 2015 at 11:13 a.m. suggest removal

Youngstown hires speed-enforcement hearing officer at $95 an hour

@Islandmike, "I don't see it as anything other than a public safety issue. The fine for being 20+ mph over the speed limit should be higher than $150, it should be $250."

I liked your comment so much- I decided to repeat it: you are one of the few on this thread (along with me) whose attitude is correct on this issue: IT IS a Public Safety Issue. That section of 680- the way it's configured, number of curves, etc.- SHOULD NOT be driven faster than 60MPH Max. That's why the speed limit was set so much lower than the rest of 680 (they give you 12MPH leeway)- It's not a "money grab": Look up the statistics: fatality rates 3-4 times higher than Interstate 80- and most of those accidents are connected with excessive speed. And if it takes a stiff fine to control the Morons and Scofflaws- then so be it. They have no business whining- if they don't want a ticket- follow the law.

GOOD JOB YPD! Keep Up the Good Work.

October 9, 2015 at 10:39 a.m. suggest removal

Youngstown hires speed-enforcement hearing officer at $95 an hour

@Need2No, Your comment is just pathetic, you know that. I never heard a bigger whiner and complainer in all my life- "You WILL NOT be getting a single dam penny from me if I get issued one." etc., etc. ad nauseum.

All you have to do is OBEY THE LAW- drive the Speed Limit (they give you 12MPH leeway, what more do you want?) and there's no issue. People like you are one of the major reason this country is in decline- because you think you can pick and choose which laws to obey. I have a name for you: Choose your Category: Moron or Scofflaw? Which are you? In your case, I would say both.

P.S. Whenever you write your comments- have a bucket next to you to catch the tears- a lot easier than having to deal with a drenched carpet. Also, you mention the Constitution- if you think Y-town is wrong on this- hire Davey Betras (he's the best Shyster in town, everybody know that) and take your case up to the Supreme Court- then maybe you can stop your whining.

October 8, 2015 at 9:34 p.m. suggest removal

Youngstown hires speed-enforcement hearing officer at $95 an hour

@Islandmike, "I don't see it as anything other than a public safety issue. The fine for being 20+ mph over the speed limit should be higher than $150, it should be $250."

I AGREE! The only ones getting these tickets are the Morons and Scofflaws- and I have no sympathy with either category. I Say Make Em' Pay!

GOOD JOB YPD! Keep up the Good Work.

October 8, 2015 at 9:18 p.m. suggest removal

Show us the money

Billdog, I think you said it best (about Jim Traficant): "May he RIP".

October 7, 2015 at 8:17 p.m. suggest removal

Show us the money

I saw him a few times at meetings in the late 80s- early 90's- was impressed by his charisma- the way he could have a crowd of people "eating out of his hand", so to speak. Being a naturally shy, tongue-tied individual- I've always been impressed by people like that- same reason I supported Clinton in 92- and, guess what, I always end up being disappointed because I expected them to be super-human- and, of course, no one is. He was just a man.

He wasn't an evil man, of that I'm sure: he had many qualities which, if harnessed, might have made him one of the greatest members of Congress ever- if not more than that. A sad case of misdirected energies. And the way he died was a cruel twist of fate. I felt sorry for his family when I read about his untimely death.

October 7, 2015 at 8:11 p.m. suggest removal

Show us the money

I've been thinking about this and I should have been more thoughtful in my response to Y-town about Traficant.

Whatever Jim Trafican't faults were trying to link him to someone like Al Capone is completely wrong and inappropriate: Traficant was indicted for ethics violations while in Congress and Capone was somebody who had people murdered (though only sent to prison for Income Tax Evasion). Of course, there were always rumors that Traficant in the early days had some connection with the mob, but the fact is that he was indicted only for various ethics violations, misuse of funds (having people on government payroll work on his farm, that kind of thing)- activities light years away from Al Capone's career in Chicago. There's really no comparison between the two: one was a Congressman who got in trouble; the other one of the most notorious criminals of the 20th Century. If Traficant would have played by the rules in Congress- working his way up slowly and getting top committee appointments (like Tim Ryan) he could have become one of the true greats in Congressional History. He was a naturally gifted politician, but his ego got the best of him- and, I think, that was the cause of his downfall.

Part of my reason for having such a bitter attitude Traficant is that in the early years I liked him. I saw him at political events a couple of times and the man had charisma like nobody else I've ever seen. I only started turning against him when I saw how he wasted his opportunities (to benefit the area) in Congress with his egocentric one minute diatribes- which is one of the reasons Congressional Leaders (top ranking Democrats) came not to trust him: They could never be sure what he was going to say next.

Anyway, that's the kind of response (to y-town's comment) I should have made- one based on facts and not a sarcastic diatribe (exactly what I criticized Traficant for, ironically.) completely misrepresenting his character. I apologize for any offense my ill-considered remarks may have caused.

October 7, 2015 at 11:01 a.m. suggest removal

Show us the money

Ytown, "Jim wasn't the perfect politician, but he still did a lot of good things for this Valley..."

I keep hearing that but, honestly, what did he do except turn us into a National Laughingstock and squander and misuse his annual salary- supplied him by the taxpayers all those years- for his own egotistic self-aggrandizement? His ridiculous one minute diatribes in Congress (which had National Lampoon calling him "Densa" material) and his utter refusal, starting as a freshman, to cooperate with senior members of his party which virtually assured he got no important committee assignments- which is the only way to get anything done in Congress- all meant that the money he got paid annually was an utter waste- from the standpoint of Benefiting the Mahoning Valley.

Jimbo's big salary only benefited Jimbo. It didn't do anything for us that was positive: on the contrary, it made us look like idiots for electing somebody of his caliber.

I mean, we didn't send the guy to Washington to feed his ego- we sent him to represent our district and make sure some of the money that gets sent to Washington gets back to us. The only way to do that is by important committee assignments- which Traficant in all those years (unlike Tim Ryan) never got. Why? Because Congressional leaders- at that time- felt he couldn't be trusted- and that's a quote: You can look it up.

Jimbo and Al Capone- how do they compare? Both were racketeers- granted Jimbo on a much smaller scale but both men shared an essentially criminal mentality. That's why I said they could be holding a conversation now- comparing notes. If Lucifer Lets Them.

Oh, by the way, I'm sure Old Al, when he got sent away for tax evasion, had his defenders in good old crooked Chicago too (isn't that what they used to call us: "Little Chicago"?): people he did a favor for or maybe he attended a wedding or christening- or fixed or arranged something for somebody- That kind of thing: just like Traficant in Y-town- only on a grander scale. Racketeers are known for that. It's the front used to cover their corruption.

October 6, 2015 at 8:54 p.m. suggest removal

Show us the money

"Nattering Nabobs of Negativity" Haven't heard that phrase in ages! Love it. I think it was invented for a politician- Vice-President Spiro Agnew (a personal hero of mine: a man who should have been President) by William Safire- a speechwriter for the Old Trickster Himself- Dick Nixon (a man I feel was sandbagged by the Liberal Media and people like Hill Clinton over the non-issue Watergate so-called scandal and who, I predict, will ultimately count as one of our truly Great Presidents- right up there with Ronald Reagan and Dwight D. Eisenhower).

I got those stat about Queen of Hearts- the odds- from a Vindy article. They were worked out by a YSU Math Prof.

Also, as you say, Walt, Queen of Hearts is a heck of a money making Proposition. Why have it confined only to restaurants and taverns? Any organization could use it to bolster profits and support the bottom line: The Vindy for instance. If Print Journalism keeps going south, why not take a spin with a lottery operation? Wouldn't hurt to try, right? No point being negative.

October 5, 2015 at 3:28 p.m. suggest removal



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