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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 10:55:00 AM PST
jtshiel says:
A horny Christmas troll.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 10:55:04 AM PST
Pretty Lady says:
If you did not know, several cities cite people who let their pets poop on public property. People who walk their dogs need to take a bag with them to collect the poop to avoid being cited. Also, if a neighbor's dog poops on your yard, you can call animal control and the owner will get cited in some cases.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 10:55:50 AM PST
Pretty Lady says:
Get over it? Tell that to the parents who lost their kids in the shootings. You are a very cold person.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 10:56:04 AM PST
FOGE says:
I just pick it up and put it on their front door. That way they dont have to walk as far when they come back to get it.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 10:57:54 AM PST
FOGE says:
Im a realist. I understand that this was an unavoidable senseless act. Nobody thought that the school was unsafe the day before. Nobody could have know. You are obnoxious, uninformed, unintelligent and have clearly come from a part of this country that affects your ability to communicate with the rest of the world. Welcome to ignore b!t@$

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 10:58:49 AM PST
Pretty Lady says:
You are still cold. No one knew it was going to happen but it has happened in the past and things did not change to prevent it from happening in the future.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 10:59:06 AM PST
MrFoxhound says:
And you're a very fascist person.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 11:00:18 AM PST
MrFoxhound says:
Surrogates

That's the only thing that can prevent it. The only thing you can do is make sure that you are aware of your surroundings when you go out. A concealed weapon and a solid escape plan would help too.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 11:01:31 AM PST
FOGE says:
This came to my mind earlier too but I couldnt think of the name. Sounds like she wants something like that or 1984 or Equilibrium.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 11:09:10 AM PST
Pretty Lady says:
I guess I am a fascist. I care about others and I think the events are sad. I don't think anyone deserved what happened to them. I also think it is the job of society to protect the children because they can't protect themselves. They didn't pick their parents, they didn't pick their schools, and they didn't choose to die.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 11:10:44 AM PST
Hey says:
<insert Reverend Lovejoy's wife here>

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 11:16:20 AM PST
G. says:
So Taxing a specific form of media will prevent all of that from happening?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 11:19:29 AM PST
ChuChu Train says:
I guess I don't see how a tax on violent things would help. You say use the revenue for protection at schools. Well when the kid snapped then he would have just planned differently and done it in another place that doesn't have protection.

Like other have said, you would need pretty much a robocop following around every person constantly to ensure they never do anything violent.

Btw it was said he snapped because his mom was going to put him in a place with white padded rooms. So parents fail to raise him, mom wants to put him in a white padded room so its obviously violent "media" fault right?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 11:22:34 AM PST
MrFoxhound says:
You're not going to find a bigger advocate for victim's rights on this forum than me, but there isn't any cause to start frivolously banning things that have no direct, scientific, proven correlation. All that does is punish everyone for the actions of a single lunatic. I wish that this dude had just killed himself instead of murdering children, but that didn't happen. That never happens with these psychopaths, it's always about the legacy and being remembered. They can't do anything worth of remembrance, so what do they do? The easy thing: try to kill more than the last psycho did. You can't link it to their childhood, and you can't link it to violent media. There are plenty of people who had crummy childhoods and were worse off than this kid (like being molested or orphaned), and plenty of those children grew up and probably partake in violent media now.

Does that make all of us mass murderers? No, of course not. All you are doing is perpetuating a flawed "argument" that has little place on this forum to begin with. You are doing nothing worthwhile to help the victims, or to prevent a tragedy like this from occurring again. All you are doing is trying to control and dominate what everyone, everywhere has access to.

What happens when violent content is banned and there are still mass shootings?

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 11:24:03 AM PST
K. Wendt says:
If they create a tax for stupid threads on the Internet, the government would have plenty of money to solve other problems in no time!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 11:29:19 AM PST
Pretty Lady says:
I never said to ban the content and I don't think banning violent content would solve the problem. My issue was to tax violent content (which is not a need) and use the money to make schools safer because many schools are not safe. Sure, there will be other unsafe places but this is a start. Allowing kids to get their education in a safe place is a right.

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 11:29:29 AM PST
Home Fried says:
How could you possibly think that a violence tax is feasible? The government can't even outlaw porn because there's no clear definition about what's obscene. It'll be even harder to determine what's violent. Things are not always black or white.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 11:30:08 AM PST
If you are so heartfelt about your "violence tax" why don't you contribute significantly of your own free will and choice to the "violence fund?" (You would would have to create it yourself of course).

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 11:31:45 AM PST
MrFoxhound says:
I should have known that THAT would be what you took from my post. Have a nice day trolling. I'm outtie.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 11:33:19 AM PST
Pretty Lady says:
I don't have enough money to provide security to all the schools in America. If I did have the funding, I would.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 11:39:07 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 19, 2012 11:54:38 AM PST
Ralvek says:
Just as smoking is not a need, but a want. I still see my buddies smoking just as much as they did 17 years ago even after the tax on cigarettes and the only time they curtailed it is once they had kids. Nonetheless, they still smoke to this day. If someone "wants" it for their own "needs", they will still purchase it even if it is taxed.

This violence tax you speak of will not solve the wickedness in people that commit these terrible crimes of violence.

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 11:43:50 AM PST
Home Fried says:
Besides, people who know better won't let violence in the media affect their way of thinking. And good parents will know better than to have their children watch any of it. I wasn't allowed to play Grand Theft Auto until I could prove that I was emotionally mature. I've played all the GTA games and watch violent movies, but my heart still breaks whenever I hear about a school shooting or whenever I see a dead dog in the street.

So stop blaming violence in entertainment and point the finger at bad parenting.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 11:51:17 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 19, 2012 11:51:59 AM PST
Do me a favor. Name one specific tax imposed by our government whose purpose is for solving some particular problem. The only rule is that the money from said tax must be applied only to the problem it was created to fix. Then I might believe that taxes fix problems.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 11:59:03 AM PST
Lucanus says:
Property tax works perfectly in nice rich neighborhoods, seriously rich areas always have great schools. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 12:02:39 PM PST
I live in South Minneapolis but I'll be bussing my daughter to Edina for school. Seriously, Google "Edina, Minnesota".
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