Buy something useful like stuff for a vehicle emergency kit or a NOAA weather radio or a good 1st Aid kit
"Gluten can cause health problems ("Your brain on grain," Appetite, Dec. 11), but so can quitting. "
Most people have no clue what gluten actually is/is not and what foods it can be found in. There are a lot of people out decrying foods as having gluten when they don't. There are also a lot relying on anecdotal evidence as if they were scientific studies and spreading tons of misinformation.
"When I was raising my children, in the '60s, they had fire drills at school. Would anyone have had the remotest thought that we would have to prepare them for someone coming into their schools and shooting them? Of course not."
And yet, in the 60s, firearms were much easier to get. You could get a full-auto (machine gun) for pretty cheap whereas today they will cost you several thousand just for a worn out one. There were no background checks. Age limits were nearly non-existent.
"but can't we reasonably try to come up with some partial solutions to this problem?"
Sure. How about addressing the behavior and its root causes instead of bosessing over the object being misused?
"Better regulations? Better background checks?"
We've been trying that for 75+ years, passing more and more restrictions on what can be bought/owned, who can own, and how to buy. Hasn't had much effect. So how about we realize that was the wrong approach and try something else?
"Shouldn't we all want this awful situation to stop?"
Who doesn't? The good news is it has been decreasing even though the number of firearms in circulation have been increasing.
Same Warren Burger who used to answer his door in his underwear and carrying a revolver?
BTW, since Burger's statements an incredible body of academic works have been published completely refuting him.
According to Serco's information, Pico works for the Space and C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) business unit of Serco based out of Colorado Springs supporting the US military. The fleet management business unit is completely different and is based out of Reston, Virginia. So it would be unlikely that Pico had anything to do with getting Serco this contract.
Also, Serco would not be driving vehicles all the way back to Virginia for maintenance, they would hire locals and sub-contract with local businesses to perform maintenance, so any local job loss would be one or two people at most. IOW most of the money Serco gets from this contract will stay in the Colorado Springs area.
"In all these shootings, the shooters passed the federal background check to buy their guns, so expanding the checks to private gun sales would do nothing to solve the problem." -- Jill Coleman
You and those damn pesky facts! You oughta know better. Stop it!
Oops, that was for Jan Chappell, not Clara McKenna.
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