Marissa S4MVA2013 : ALRIGHT..... 17,000 PEOPLE ON THIS PAGE! I've gotten messages from WI, Texas, Tennessee, Canada and even as far away as Australia and Germany. So we OBVIOUSLY need a role call, where are you guys FBing from? 3 hours ago - View -
Lil Wayne : It was never my intention to desecrate the flag of the United States of America. I was shooting a video for a song off my album entitled "God Bless Amerika". The clip that surfaced on the Internet was a camera trick clip that revealed that behind the American Flag was the Hoods of America. In the final edit of the video you will see the flag fall to reveal what is behind it but will never see it on the ground. In most people eyes including my own who were raised in that environment, the Hood is the only America they know and the only America I knew growing up. I was fortunate from my God giving talents to escape the Hood and see the other beautiful places this country has to offer but most people who are born in that environment don't get that chance. That's their view of their America. That was Dwayne M Carter from Hollygrove New Orleans view of America. That's who I'm speaking for in this song. 1 day ago - View -
Shelley Broadway : So... I've been thinking... (This is your warning to vacate now... lol)
We've all seen, or most anyway, the pictures going around saying something along the lines of "Oh, you think gun control will stop shootings? Tell me more about how criminals follow the law..." It's cute and it's clever, but lately - in contrast - I've seen pictures say "So, gun control won't work because criminals don't follow the law? Tell me why, then, we have laws at all..."
I'll be honest. This stumped me for a moment. But only a moment because then it occurred to me...
We have laws to protect us and keep us safe - from criminals - as well as having a standard, a code for all of us to follow. I know. I know. Just hang on and let me finish... ;) The difference between having 'laws at all' and having 'gun control laws' is other laws don't put the law abiding at risk. Having laws that address murder, rape, illegal parking, paying taxes, etc etc etc do not prevent us from defending our loved ones our ourselves. Those laws don't punish the law abiding.
So, saying "if we gun control laws won't work, then we shouldn't have laws at all" is akin to comparing apples and oranges. We have laws to keep us safe - not to keep criminals safe. It's not about having no laws at all, it's about having no laws that punish those who are law abiding.
Gun control won't work because criminals don't follow the law. Gun control punishes those that do follow the law and puts the law abiding at risk. Why have laws at all? So we can remain a functioning society. That's why. 1 day ago - View -
The Wright Stuff : This morning: as Obama vows to arm the Syrian rebels, should Britain support the move? Would you intervene if you saw a couple fighting in public - the police are investigating an alleged attack on Nigella Lawson by her husband and yet neither has complained. Are baby showers one American scam we could do without? And can you shame your kids into good behaviour? Let us know what you think..... 2 days ago - View -
Publishers Clearing House : If you could spend the day with the PCH Prize Patrol in your town, what ONE landmark would you show them? 3 days ago - View -
DAV : Did your father sacrifice for this nation? Do you know a father and veteran? Honor them by posting a photo today. Happy Father's Day! 3 days ago - View -
Dave Learned : Ok...D and I and the girls have a day to see D.C. tomorrow. Basic plan is to see White House and everything in the National Mall...any tips for a great family day from those who have done this with young kids? 3 days ago - View -
Fran Fuller : Any idea what is coming up 95? Just saw they had a ladder arch set up on the Blueball avenue bridge over 95 north. 4 days ago - View -