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John_Brian_K

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    My Babies, Sports, reading, Working in the yard, Softball, Bowling

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  1. Ron Gardenhire is your new Tiger manager

    This just seems like a no brainer to me. Know exactly where a guys weak spots are at and exploit them. Know this well ahead of time.
  2. Gun Legislation, Crime and Events

    If old people are ANYTHING like my parents they will not want to spend the money. For some reason people get stuck in a monetary bubble when it comes to costs of certain things. I am not sure when it starts..I am starting to feel it myself right now. When I pull up to a fast food drive thru window and see the meal 'deal' is like 8.00 or 9.00 and I vividly recall getting a meal deal for like 2.50 or 4.00 tops if I had extra money it makes me cringe sometimes. I am rational I know the amount of money I am making is going up as the prices do, but for some reason my brain is shorting on the prices issue. I think my parents bought their first house for like 40k. By the time a self driving car is a reality it could cost as much as 100k IMO....probably even more.
  3. Gun Legislation, Crime and Events

    I have a cousin who just married a dude who just started working for a company that makes automated buses that they are going to try and roll out on the campus of UofM in the near future. The timing of the tech kinda sucks because RIGHT NOW I would love it and use the heck out of it, but by the time it is fully operational I will most likely be in my 70's and will not want 'one of those new fangled gadgets running me around town! Plus it costs as much as my house did!!'
  4. That is awesome. The first bike I ever owned as a kid was from a neighbor who used to grab spare bike parts and piece them together. We were pretty poor growing up so my dad could not afford one for me. It just came out of nowhere. I remember the story like it was yesterday. I tracked down the man that gave it to me (it was not hard he was still in the same house!!) and wrote him a letter thanking him because back then I was just so excited to have it that I think I just hoped on and rode away. I got a message from his daughter who tracked me down a few weeks later saying her father lit up when he read my letter. It was cool to give him back a smile that he originally gave to me with that bike like 35 years ago.
  5. When they ask if your bag has been in your possession the entire time...joke with them about it! They love that ****! lol
  6. Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints

    He is their deep threat and with the o line crumbling around Stafford giving him NO time to even check down it is no surprise his production has been so low so far.
  7. Gun Legislation, Crime and Events

    Sorry I mostly agreed with what you were saying, but the first post confused me in the wording and I did not know how to respond to it. That part. I am not sure anyone is telling you that and the other part about me focusing too much on a conspiracy if wrong as well. I am not focusing on that at all. I am only keeping up with the events with half an eye. I am not following as close as others. What I want to stop hearing is 'ban all guns!' from the far left every time a tragedy like this comes up. I want to hear 'More mental health care!' I am guessing most people on here are ignoring the fact that I want that because it is pretty impossible to argue with so instead focus on the things I support from other posters because it involves peoples favorite topic...conspiracies. I do not see conspiracies everywhere, but I know there are plenty out there and for varying reasons.
  8. Ron Gardenhire is your new Tiger manager

    I like it. For no other reason than he has been a manager of bad teams so knows his way around those issues. Also usually did pretty well with low payrolls in twink town so hopefully he can make something work here. A playoff run or 2 in the next 6-7 years would be really amazing with this set up right now. It is ALL about the minor league guys. Keep drafting the right ones and keep coaching them the right way and maybe we can catch lighting in a bottle.
  9. Gun Legislation, Crime and Events

    It depends on the argument. If it is all about saving lives then yeah. And I am assuming you are referencing me. I never once said cars = guns. It is about protecting lives. I have no idea why people do not use the quote feature on here....I think that would save a lot of time. You and I can have a discussion about cars or prescription medication or anything else as it relates to an argument about guns, but it is much easier to do it if I know you want to have a serious discussion which starts with quoting my post and addressing it directly as opposed to throwing out a blanket statement that may or may not be directed at me.
  10. Week 7 Bye week

    no loss this week.
  11. Gun Legislation, Crime and Events

    I think their is a valid comparison. Especially when you look at the numbers. I would agree their is no comparison if the numbers of people who died from guns were the same as those who died in vehicular accidents. They are not and not even close. That is where the comparison comes into play IMO. I have no problem with regulating the ownership. But comparing the regulation to a drivers license would be a bad idea IMO...have you been on the road lately?
  12. Gun Legislation, Crime and Events

    I think hiding an accomplice or a terror cell is right up the alley of someone who has a vested interest in the bottom line when it comes to tourists to their property. A 'lone gunman' (and one that killed himself after no less) is a nice tidy bow on the situation. People can move past it. They can say to themselves 'well it was just that one guy and he killed himself' even the HINT of another person involved would send ripples through the tourist industry for Vegas. Not seeing that is criminal. AGAIN, I am not saying that was the case...I just think it is healthy to bring it up and discuss it. I am not saying that happened. I am not saying I agree that hiding that fact is good for the industry. I ALWAYS think honesty is the best policy in just about everything. When people start telling you or inferring that it is better to not tell the truth about something...well I think those are the people that are holding society back. I am saying that I could see the possibility. I would put the chances of something like that actually happening at like 10% at most, but I would not simply rule it out.
  13. Gun Legislation, Crime and Events

    I am not sure it helps or hurts either way. This is just my opinion on it though. You know I am pro gun for responsible ownership. I cannot speak for all pro gun people, but I know I am just looking for the truth with no real expectation that the truth is going to hurt or help my case as a person who wants to keep gun rights alive while some of the no gun people just want to use the tragedy to drive home their points. I think the majority of pro gun see the no gun trying to take away guns. I know you like to think their is an emotional attachment with the machines themselves...I am sure some people have an emotional attachment to weapons, but I would imagine the majority just want the chance to protect themselves in case something bad happens to them or their family. The emotion of guns comes from those who want them gone. I am pretty sure I am the majority when it comes to how people store their weapons and how they handle them etc. In a responsible way. You do not hear about the responsible gun owner. You hear about middle America red neck who waves flags, drives giant trucks, gets drunk and fires weapons off. While I am pontificating on this issue a little. I know most no gun people like to call these red herrings or whatever other fancy logical fallacy is cool on the internet at the moment, but the amount of people who are killed by guns is SO small in comparison to every other preventable death in the country, but when those are brought up no one ever wants to discuss them. The biggest one for me is vehicles. Now I am not saying 'ban all cars because they kill WAY more people than guns do!' I am simply saying that it is 100% possible in this day and age to make a vehicle that is completely safe for whoever is inside in vehicle accidents. Why we would not come together as a society to try and push a safer car agenda? I am sure there are groups out there, but you never hear about them. Why? My opinion is that a gun creates a visceral response in some people. They have an irrational fear of the weapon itself. A car is just a car. It only hurts someone if the person driving is a moron...the same thing applies to guns. A gun is just a gun. When used properly can help an innocent/honest person from a person wishing them harm.
  14. Gun Legislation, Crime and Events

    To each his own. I am heading there in 2 weeks. I also think it's cute when people think what is reported is exactly how it happened. This is not really about a cover up IMO (though I think there is a case to be made that the people in power in that city want this gone ASAP)...corruption? Greed? Incompetence? I can see one or all of those playing a part in what the public hears about the case. I think it is healthy to question it.
  15. Vegas State of Mind Thread

    I am pretty sure I have had those...I was pretty drunk, but when I drink I want Mexican food and I know we ate there so.....
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