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  1. Best Trump Yet...

  2. Deangelo Williams picks....

    WTF was that? 
  3. AP: Gov't declares 22 Clinton emails 'top secret'

    I honestly don't know the answer. But it would seem to me that if she did sign something to that effect and she broke the law, then charge her. Why all the grandstanding, why all the feigned indignity, why all the hand-wringing? Charge her and the Republican's biggest enemy is out of the Presidential race. How easy is that for ya?  Just charge her already and let Fox News go find something else to feed on for the next 2 years, like complaining about Josh Gad's Trump impersonation on Lip Sync Battle the other night.    
  4. AP: Gov't declares 22 Clinton emails 'top secret'

    So, why doesn't the Republican Congress simply file charges? Oh, that's right, because wasting everyone's time with this non-stop bullshit is far more fun than, you know, legislating or doing something productive. Of course, the Republican Party hasn't been productive since Dwight Eisenhower. 
  5. AP: Gov't declares 22 Clinton emails 'top secret'

    The Republican Party has the corner on both those markets. 
  6. ESPN writer Super Bowl picks are in *Surprise*

    I'm so glad I gave up watching sports shows in favor of just watching the games themselves. If kickoff is 1:05PM, the TV goes on at 1:05. Tomorrow will be no different when the TV goes on around 6:20.  
  7. Wall St reform

    Neither.  Bill Clinton and a bi-partisan effort killed Glass-Stegall; bailouts and the Citizens United ruling essentially all allowed the banking industry to freely handle anyone's money, as much as they want, any way they want. So if you're thinking anyone in the real estate business and super pacs aren't vulnerable to financial influence.....
  8. Gun show loopholes

    No sh!t, Sherlock. But that's not the context of your thread. You're asking about gun show loopholes and, in the vast majority of the country, they are the easiest, quickest and currently legal way to make a purchase and avoid a background check.  But instituting some kind of control at an organized event like a gun show can't be all that difficult. 
  9. Gun show loopholes State of Indiana proves to be one amongst the many states that have very few restrictions regarding firearms. The only real prohibition is in regards to the carrying of handguns. All firearms are not subject to any form of Indiana licensing, and the registration of guns or their owners is not necessary under Indiana law. The purchasing of firearms is granted to those over the age of eighteen. The only exception instituted is if a minor with the proper consent by a parent or guardian wishes to purchase a firearm. It is illegal under Indian law to allow for the selling or purchasing of a firearm to a convicted felon, or an individual that is deemed to be addicted to drugs or alcohol. Those that are not mentally proficient to handle a firearm are also prohibited from purchasing firearms. While rifles and shotguns are loosely regulated by Indiana law, there are more specific regulations regarding the purchasing and selling of handguns. The transfer of a handgun is subject to a background check to be conducted by an authorized dealer at the time of purchase. Indiana law provides for law enforcement officials and individuals with a valid concealed carry license to exempt from the instant background check. The background check required in Indiana is for authorized dealers, who may or not be sellers at gun shows. We're not talking about buying a gun at a dealer, where a background check will happen, but a private seller at a show, where there is no requirement.   
  10. Gun show loopholes

    I've seen the Crowder piece a couple times. On the opposite side of that same coin, watch the Real Sports piece in Virginia where a 13 year old kid is refused in one store to buy beer, another to buy lottery tickets and yet another to buy cigarettes. Then walks into a gun show and walks out with a rifle in less than 30 minutes.  By the way, the article linked in my initial response was updated in January 2016. And the "felony" is either an outright lie or it may very well be the penalty for not selling guns per the venue's contract which may require a background check.
  11. Gun show loopholes

    Read the entire article. Indiana does not require any background checks for guns purchased at shows.  This is where you must have stopped reading. The big, bold print at the bottom of the article: "Even in states that do not require background checks of private vendors, the venue hosting the event may require it as a matter of policy. In other cases, private vendors may opt to have a third-party licensed dealer run a background check even though it may not be required by law. " Just because state law does not require a background check doesn't mean independent dealers or other sellers can't do them on their own. My initial thought would be how quickly a seller who doesn't do a background check is named in the lawsuit after the gun is used in a movie theater or shopping mall.     
  12. The Houston Chronicle, citing the police report, said Crowley told police Manziel struck her "several times" and appeared to be "on some kind of drugs." The Chronicle's story said the alleged assault happened in Manziel's hotel room in Dallas, and that Crowley claimed Manziel struck her more times as he drove her home, though the police report says Crowley "again was somewhat vague on the details of the assault." WFAA said that Manziel threatened Crowley more at her apartment, Crowley pulled out a knife and Manziel fled.  It was in Dallas, so I assumed he was there for a Cowboy-organized, scheduled workout. I guess I assumed wrong...
  13. Gun show loopholes

    Imagine that... you're both wrong. Known as the "gun show loophole," most states do not require background checks for firearms purchased at gun shows from private individuals -- federal law only requires licensed dealers to conduct checks. Under the Gun Control Act of 1968, federal law clearly defined private sellers as anyone who sold no more than four firearms per year. But the 1986 Firearm Owners Protection Act lifted that restriction and loosely defined private sellers as people who do not rely on gun sales as the principal way of obtaining their livelihood.  Some states have opted to go further than federal law by requiring background checks at gun shows for any gun transaction, federal license or not. The majority of these such states require background checks at the point of transfer for all firearms. Alternatively, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey and North Carolina regulate purchases by prohibiting private dealers from selling to individuals who do not have licenses/permits, which they obtain following background checks. Some states' requirements are limited only to handgun purchases. Even in states that do not require background checks of private vendors, the venue hosting the event may require it as a matter of policy. In other cases, private vendors may opt to have a third-party licensed dealer run a background check even though it may not be required by law. There are only 11 states in the country which require background checks on all gun purchases: Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, California, Illinois, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Colorado.  6 states require background checks for handguns only: Nebraska, Iowa, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Michigan. The remaining 34 states do not have a background check requirement for guns sold at shows.  ___________________________________________________ It's not a matter of "what people believe" or "what people understand it to be." It's a question of fact, and fact is reality, not necessarily what people believe or understand.                           
  14. Anyone had a pet diagnosed with osteosarcoma?

    As difficult as it may seem, a dog usually lets you know when it's time and it almost sounds as though this is the case. There are questions you either need to ask the vet or the vet should have already told you: 1. Is the surgery a cure or simply delaying the inevitable? 2. Will the dog's quality of life improve after the surgery? 3. Am I wasting my time with the surgery option? 4. How much pain and discomfort is the dog in now and is simply not showing it (they rarely do for their owners).  
  15. Dave Mirra dead at 41

    Wow.... I wonder if this is yet another case of CTE.