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..On the Chicago Gun ban case before the Supreme Court [Mar. 12th, 2010|07:18 pm]
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I have been asked to give my opinion on the up coming case in front of the Supreme Court on the Chicago gun ban. Read this and understand where I come from...
I am a believer in the right of all people to defend themselves..I am ardently pro gun...
but....in this case...the City of Chicago is right
...sorry folks..and the Kelo decision does not apply.
WHAT....WHY you ask...
Simple: 2 things
1: Kelo dealt with Washington D.C. which is a Federal entity! The 2nd amendment applies the the Federal government only.
2: The State of Illinois is one of a handful of states that does NOT have in its state constitution a '2nd amendment' provision. So..the City of Chicago can ban handguns..it does not violate 'the rights of the people of Illinois' because the people of Illinois according to their constitution do not have that right.
..but Mike ..but Mike..what about the the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments?
13th freed the slaves
14th defined what a citizen is.
15th says you can not deny suffrage to the former slaves.
The Federal Government was created by the States, NOT the other way around.
I OPPOSE using the 'Incorporation Doctrine' to force the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois to allow handguns...
just as much as I oppose it being used to force me to give up mine in Texas.
We live in a federal system..we have different laws in different states...(and I think that is a good thing..if you don't fine we disagree)..and different takes on things...official bullies be damned!
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long time gone... [Mar. 7th, 2010|03:27 am]
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I have returned..
to here anyway...


LJ is a better medium for thing i fine on news etc..
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News from the fringe.... [Sep. 8th, 2009|08:26 am]
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..ok..who didn't see this coming?

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090908/D9AJ3Q1G0.html

or this..

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/6146957/China-alarmed-by-US-money-printing.html

or this..

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/6147211/Barack-Obama-accused-of-making-Depression-mistakes.html

..oookey..Hyperinflation anyone? I HOPE NOT!!!
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End of an Era [Aug. 26th, 2009|12:34 am]
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R.I.P. Senator Edward Kennedy..dead at 77. 
old Joe's last son is now gone.  
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Quotable Quote for thought.. [Aug. 7th, 2009|10:28 am]
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More people have died in the name of Utopia than for anything else.

Me.
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News from the fringe.... [Jun. 21st, 2009|01:13 am]
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from the Market-ticker


Not All Bankers Are Liars

Here 'ya go:

 

Five minutes, roughly.

Let's recap Rusty's points, which I have repeatedly made since this crisis began, and if you look at the last two+ years of The Ticker, you'll see the same things being said:

  • "We saw this coming in 1999 with the passage of Gramm-Leach-Bliley"
  • "Financial institutions were doing raptures in Enron and doing the same thing with SIVs in off-balnace-sheet accounting"
  • "Unless they break up the big banks, we are going to relive this over and over again"
  • "Free enterprise has to have the right to fail"
  • "This was a disaster put together in 1999"
  • "We haven't solved the problem"
  • "Alan Greenspan had some problems here; Greenspan let Citicorp merge with Travelers even though it was illegal at the time he did it"
  • "They get the gain and we get the pain"
  • "When you have companies running wild such as you had with Enron (and Worldcom), and subprime lending and all, we have to live with CRA and all while they don't care"

By the way, if you're a "credentials guy", Rusty is a former Federal Reserve board member.

So folks, how much more of an authority do you need than a former Federal Reserve board member and the head of a significant regional bank?

Still think this is a partisan issue?  We've had a Democrat President and a Republican Congress, a Republican President and a Republican Congress, a Republican President and a Democrat Congress and now a Democrat President and a Democrat Congress. 

All possible combinations have been present during the genesis and unfolding of this mess and not one has stepped forward to put a stop to it.

Are we the people still going to sit on our butts, ten years after the fine folks who are "in charge" sell us down the river and we get the consequences, irrespective of whether we're Democrat or Republican?

What's that old Einstein definition of insanity again?  Oh yeah:

Doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result.

 

 
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News from the fringe.... [Jun. 18th, 2009|02:39 pm]
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humm....http://abcnews.go.com/Business/Technology/story?id=7816841&page=1

ABC news...not crazy ole' Fox...



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..ooo NEVER SAW THIS COMING [Jun. 12th, 2009|07:55 am]
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call your congress rep, call your Senator..

H.R. 1207 (sorry Robbie..got the number wroing..)

there is a Senate bill now as well: S. 604

BACK THESE BILL..it would allow for the first time...AUDIT THE FED!

GO RON!!!
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oh.. [Jun. 7th, 2009|02:06 pm]
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102.4 temp...
so sore..
emergency room?
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more News from the fringe.... [May. 30th, 2009|01:06 pm]
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....what a joke..and this is supposed to save us?

http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/content/may2009/bw20090526_169812.htm?chan=top+news_top+news+index+-+temp_lifestyle


..nice
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