This question brought to mind the fact that weapons are as old as tools in our collective history. Sadly that also brings to mind that weapons needn’t be guns to be dangerous, anything can be made into a lethal weapon. Recently I watched a few minutes of a news story regarding juvenile detention centers and how creative the occupants are at creating handmade lethal weapons. Until we eradicate the desire to do harm to others from the human experience, I don’t see whether or not we have guns being the issue as to how to keep us safer.
The phrase "hold on", it started when my husband of almost 21 years said it all those years ago, like stop whatever you are doing until I am good and ready to deal with you. Drives me nuts, and now my daughter does it as well, except for the fact, since she is looking over my shoulder as I type this. She has stopped since I have called her out on it. I bristle to the implication that someone's time is more valuable than mine and that someone presumes that I have all the time in the world to wait at their whim. I am happy to report that they both have curtailed their use of the phrase.
It is frustrating that the Fed has completely ignored the second part of its mandate which is to ensure full employment. Whenever I hear anyone use excessive regulations or taxes as an excuse to continue harping about cutting spending it makes me want to throw my hands up in the air in frustration. If you are part of the middle class/working class the luxury of keeping your money in interest bearing accounts has been gone for awhile. I last had one in 2005 and we are a small construction business, the last 4 years have been brutal and trust me it isn’t the regulations, taxes or the Affordable Patient Act that has kept our company depressed, it is the lack of consumer demand. Disposable income is a thing of the past and until the middle class become the priority in government and they find the proper ways to restore the access to disposable income through job creation we will not see anything different.
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Veteran’s deserve very much to be honored, but I think that they need so much more than just a day of remembrance and a few parades. They need to come home to employment, health care services, psycho therapy services, physical therapy services, housing. I am not just speaking of our veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan deployments, I am also speaking about the Gulf War veterans and even going back to the Vietnam War. All that sacrifice done in our country’s name deserves to be honored by the public in the most compassionate ways possible and that should be by trying to make their transition back into civilian society as seamless and painless as possible.