Isn’t the Internet amazing?! Kwa-Zulu Natal! If I hadn’t been a childhood stamp-collector back when England had a king, I would think you were just making up words! :-) I would love to talk to you about you and your life, but, sadly, this is not the place for it. Be safe and healthy!
Since T-Rump neither learns nor thinks, therefore we’re safe?
They fought the first one without even knowing it was the First. They even thought it was Great.
Reading comics makes you smarter, better-looking, and a better tennis player. Or is that just me?
I live in the suburbs of a major city, and it is horrifying to me — first, how many gang shootings occur, and second, how many occur with assault-style, fully automatic weapons. (It makes me long for the blissful days of my childhood, when a gang member had to build his own single-shot zip-gun from a broken-off car antenna.)
And the “very few” argument doesn’t work when “too many” is the right answer. Very few houses burn down, but nobody suggests closing down the fire department.
I question whether being ex-military (even ex-combat) has much or anything to do with the militarization of the police. You’d have to account for why it’s an issue now and not after previous wars. But I agree that sniffing out bullies is a good idea. I wonder how many bullies were the biggest kids in their class.
You’re right. I totally repressed memory of Colin Baker. McCoy I tolerated.
Do you need to repair your screens?
Do you think I was saying each and every cop was traumatized? I didn’t say that. And do you think I called police the “opponents”?! Re-read the last sentence. I think my comment was clear.
And it doesn’t take many incidents, well-known to the profession, to have a big impact on all of them. The patrol cars in my community contain several silent alarms and engine-cutoffs hidden around the front and rear seats and even in the trunk (‘boot’), all because of occurrences of cops being taken captive by “their opponents”. And whenever one of our locals approaches a car on a traffic (that is, non-felony) stop, he casually presses his fingers on the outside of the car on the slight chance that his fingerprints will be evidence if something goes horribly, horribly wrong, as it does several times a year across the U.S.
As for the TSA, the shoe thing was because of one attempt, but the entire TSA exists because of one day in September that left the nation traumatized.