Echo's comment history

Echo said...

The gun belongs 1) On your person and in a holster or 2) unloaded and in a gun safe or 3) unloaded in a transport case or bag with a trigger or breech lock.

If you don't want your holstered gun to drag you pants down to the floor when you need take a bio-break, wear a shoulder rig.

November 30, 2011 at 6:16 a.m.
Echo said...

Yawn. Any idiot can file a lawsuit, and an idiot did.

November 27, 2011 at 5:27 a.m.
Echo said...

Please do not suggest that if we just threw more money down the hole for education, family, blah, blah that this problem would be solved. People make choices based on personal interest. Our jail are no longer a deterrent, they are a criminal finishing school. Here's your solution.

set eye bolts in blocks of concrete in an open field.

chain convict to eye bolt.

convicts who shut their stupid mouths get water.

convicts who stand at attention get some food.

convicts who can serve food and water get a blanket.

convicts who can work, work in a work detail and get basic shelter.

if you screw up, you get downgraded and set back a level.

Indoor plumbing, heat, shelter and all other things that a law abiding person must pay to have are a privileged to be earned. I call this outcarceration.

It's "greener" because it takes less resources and energy. You don't need cell extraction. There no potential for contraband or assault. Fresh air and sunshine, unless it's raining, or cold.

Then see how many people want to go shooting and looting.

November 27, 2011 at 5:20 a.m.
Echo said...

One more time...

The sentence for 1st degree murder is four years?

First degree murder requires premeditation. That's a cold-blooded killer. An obviously remorseless psychopath walking around our streets because some bureaucrat couldn't keep him locked up.

How many people out there don't know a couple of jerks they'd gladly blow away for a four year stint of 3 hots and a cot, about the time needed to prepare for the bar exam?

Who's "footing" the medical bill, or does his gang have a BC/BS health plan?

Didn't your momma tell you "nuthin good happens after midnight"?

November 26, 2011 at 1:28 a.m.
Echo said...

Well Amanda, you seem to profess a lot of knowledge about the auto industry in Detroit, what UAW plant did you work at? The one where I worked as a supervisor alongside UAW Local 597 had a lot of dinner break drinking and pot smoking. Fairly common. You couldn't really stop it because the slate was wiped clean at the next labor negotiation and the work rules made it difficult to back fill a suspended employee. So don't give me your commie party line. The days of "anything goes" are over. Detroit's big 3 problems were related to underfunded pensions just like our government is doing with social security, and non-competitive wages, not how much Bill Ford earned. If you cant live on your auto-wage, become a brain surgeon.

November 26, 2011 at 1:07 a.m.
Echo said...

He should move to Hamilton Country, where first degree murder is a four year sentence. Discharging a firearm - Don would already be out now for time served.

November 25, 2011 at 11:44 a.m.
Echo said...

The sentence for 1st degree murder is four years? No wonder there is a crime problem here. Maybe His Majesty can give us a block grant so our drive by, gang bangin, bling bling, rollin on 22s at 3am types can upgrade to night vision optics and succeed where our DAs and judges have failed.

November 25, 2011 at 11:41 a.m.
Echo said...

Manure bag developers. Give Mike Ross a medal for screwing a developer. I'm not one of these people to blame someone for being financially successful, or using the money to buy what they want, except when it entails the shady transference of land to a developer for ...wait for it....A golf course? Crappy McMansions?

All you empty nesting jerks that need a 5000 sq foot home with its own golf course should move to Las Vegas where the vanity homes are cheap and plentiful. You should be able to find one with cheap MDF roofing under layment and a big open entryway that provides no living space but requires massive energy to heat and cool. Your UPS delivery guy will be so impressed, he might just service your neglected, HSN shopaholic old lady right there in your personal cathedral while you are on hole 3. That's what brown can do for you.

We won't miss you and you can have your 72 hole golf course and get skin cancer and die out there with the vultures circling overhead and you bones bleaching by the sun next to your $400 driver.

Meanwhile please realize that the foothills of the Appalachians are unique and deserve better than conversion to satisfy useless pastimes so easily accommodated by any piece of land. Additionally, as this land was dubiously acquired, it does not deserve the right of private property, despite the corrupt politicians and puppet courts indicating otherwise.

We get what we deserve when we fail to identify and vote away from the people who make these absurdities possible.

November 24, 2011 at 8:46 a.m.
Echo said...

Would any of these medical experts hesitate to prescribe a first or second line antibiotic to their own family member, without waiting to see if it would "cure by itself"? Doubtful.

Antibiotic misuse is a public health problem created by a doctor's failure to properly identify the pathogen before selecting an antibiotic and a patient's failure to complete the entire course of treatment despite unpleasant side effects. It is a joint responsibility. As people are generally selfish, it might be best to explain to them why they should finish the treatment in the context of their own personal gain.

What about prevention? The hospital acquired infection MRSA, was the origin of that problem the unwashed masses? Why are health care providers allowed to wear scrubs to and from work? Do I really want my med tech to have worn his scrubs on the bus and into the clinical environment? What about the pathogens that leave the hospital this way? That sure wouldn't happen in Scandinavia either. Scrubs need to go through the hospital laundry. Period.

Lastly - if people took a little more time to WASH THEIR HANDS and perform better personal and environmental hygiene, the need for so much antibiotics would be reduced. I've never lived in a place with so many people getting sinus and upper respiratory infections. I think some of it is our local terrain and lack of a hard freeze, but some of it is basic personal and institutional (schools, hospitals, workplace) environmental hygiene protocols.

Stop making the patient the 100% scapegoat. Germs don't recognize state borders. School budgets for cleaning do.

November 24, 2011 at 7:56 a.m.

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