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  •  I can tell you from (13+ / 0-)

    experience that being "housed alone in an empty cage" can cause mental illness.

    For example, see:  Delphine

    Yeah, I love the holidays.  Right.

    The story in this diary is disgusting.  Now first responders are under fire (it's not a new thing, by the way).  

    Remember how the right said (erroneously and ironically) that Obama would destroy our image around the world, make us look weak?

    If we can't keep our first responders and children safe, we do a good job of looking weak without the President's help.  

    Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack Obama

    by delphine on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 09:51:02 AM PST

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    •  The NRA might suggest (5+ / 0-)
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      we arm the fire fighters.

      •  We need constant armed patrols everywhere. (3+ / 0-)
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        Nothing less can keep us safe.

        Right?

        The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what's truly important. - Barack Obama

        by helfenburg on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 02:38:25 PM PST

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        •  Maybe it's just me but (1+ / 0-)
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          doesn't all of this begin to sound like the government tyranny these delusional guys are always freaking out about and using for an excuse to arm themselves up the wazoo?

          Armed guards with publicly funded first responders.  Armed guards at publicly funded schools.

          What next?

          They're bringing about their own worst nightmare.

          Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack Obama

          by delphine on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 06:13:46 PM PST

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      •  Firefighters don't roll unless there's an armed (1+ / 0-)
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        LEO to accompany. Your house burning? Your parent suffering a heart attack? Your spouse choking? Your kid drowning? Sorry, have to wait until LEOs are available.

        And it may be too risky to go to homes that have firearms registered to them, not without a SWAT team, at least.

        Those who have no guns registered get faster service. Sorry. It just has to be that way. And yes, there will be random regular inspections to ensure that "no guns registered" means yo actually have no guns on premises. Of course, storing guns elsewhere, like at a licensed gun club or range, is one way to bump up to this quicker level of service.

        And states that don't register firearms at all need to implement a "don't own/don't carry" registry. No 2nd amendment issues there if people volunteer that they DON'T own guns.  

        © grover


        So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

        by grover on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 04:13:57 PM PST

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