Comments by airedale1950
Posted on January 24 at 7:26 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Isn't that penalty somewhat akin to debtor's prison? Both penalties make paying your obligations a little difficult if you can't get to your job...maybe we should put the old Stocks back up in the center of Veteran's Park and make the evaders do public time after work....
Posted on January 18 at 10:15 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Forgive? How do you forgive a cheat who stole opportunities from honest competitors, who when given a level playing field to compete upon could possibly have defeated Armstrong?
Clocks cannot be reset, a competitor's youth can't be regenerated. The human aging process,has forever prevented vindication and fame and fortune for those cheated by Armstrong. How many second or third place finishers could or should be enjoying the endorsement monies, the calm of financial independence? How many lives could or would have been changed in positive ways? Now we'll never know...the human aging clock ran out on those chances years ago, those competitors are simply too old to prove themselves now.
How does one apologize for taking food from a child, or the clothing from his back? Armstrong did some good with his winnings...we will never know what those he duped and defeated would have done to help others with theirs...
Posted on December 22 at 7:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)
This is an extremely volatile question, one that offers no easy cookie cutter answers.Each potential solution carries with it a whole bundle of new problems that need to be solved before the implementation of any reasonable plan.
I believe the most important and probably most effective solution lies with good mental health evaluations, implementation of new rules and guidelines related to mental illness and corresponding stringent enforcement of new regulations. It is not going to be easy to enact, and it will only be as effective as we legislate, so a line has to be drawn in the sand. Fundamental questions as to diagnosis will have to be asked and answered, potential solutions applied to each answer, and procedures to be followed, penalties for non compliance legislated. Not a quick or easy fix, but ripe with potential.
The quick fix is a D.A.R.E. officer in every school, a trained professional, alert, competent and intimately familiar with the school building in which he works. Rent-a-Cops are not going to work, potential quality of candidate issues related to poor training and bargain hunting by municipalities make professional active duty police officers the only choice to safely protect our children.
Posted on December 20 at 11:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)
tonijean...are you for real? Part of this problem can be solved by getting MORE involved in the lives of people with mental issues. We as a society should identify mental issues and adopt strict guidelines that carefully monitor individuals for potential problems and follow them long term. Effective prevention is a tool we can not afford to overlook.
Years ago the government decided it was too expensive to keep disturbed individuals under strict observation...and left them and their families to fend for themselves. The result was poor medical and psychiatric treatment, resulting in an increase of serious offenses being perpetrated by individuals who could have had proper supervision and preventive treatment.
Posted on December 17 at 10:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Short of posting an armed, alert and capable guard at every entrance point to every school in the nation, the answer is a sad no...it's impossible.
A determined well armed crazy will always have the advantage over unarmed unsuspecting citizens...he has the weapon, the intent and the advantage of the element of surprise.
We can all demand tighter gun control, incarcerate our mentally challenged even shoot our drug sellers and users on sight...but to no avail. One gun one crazy, one ax or even a nut with a quart of gasoline and a stick of dynamite can slip past all our good intentions and commit unspeakable horrors. We all know deep down that there is very little we can do to stop one deranged individual with a terribly destructive obsession.
There is no easy answer...if only it were so simple, future parents would never have to experience the unimaginable heartache and sorrow now being shared in that small Connecticut town.
Posted on December 15 at 6:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Another adult, intelligent and revealing comment from a member of the voting public...no wonder things are in such wonderful shape here in our country!
Sleep well America...
Posted on November 13 at 9:52 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Where do you live funny boy...we'll send a couple of perverts over to your house,
then we'll see what how cute you think the situation is.
Posted on November 9 at 7:14 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Sure, why not? Naming the big ones will stimulate awareness and preparation, and give us a reference point in coming years.
Posted on November 7 at 7:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I dare say in excess of 70% of your readers have no working knowledge of what the Electoral college is, why it was created and how it works. That said...
Apparently it doesn't matter which system we use,the voters in this country prove time and again they have no clue as to how to think on their own. If the union, ABC news, the knucklehead on the radio or even Great Uncle Spiro says vote for so and so because the family has always voted for that party...the majority of our poorly educated, sound bite raised, lazy electorate will do as they are told. It seems as if a voter doing his due diligence, researching a candidate's views, his party's platform and seriously looking into what he deems is best for him and his immediate family has become too much of an undertaking.The average voter just does as he is told without regard or knowledge of how that vote will really affect him and his loved ones.
This once proud nation is in very serious trouble...and we have no one to blame but ourselves, our next door neighbors and the guy down the street.
Posted on October 22 at 5:58 a.m. (Suggest removal)
err,stearnst...if we are proofreading everyone's work....
did you mean "...your grammar and spelling 'ARE' atrocious"?