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Posted on May 26 at 11:04 p.m.
Does anyone else think there's something wrong with the fact that you can hit something while driving and take off and that on it's own is a felony, but kill someone by doing the same thing and it's only a misdemeanor?
On Hit-and-Run Killers Sentenced
Posted on April 11 at 7:57 p.m.
Hank, I've lived in Australia and UK and dealt with the healthcare systems in both countries, the quality of care was better than the USA and the waiting times weren't very long...I have a rare condition which requires specialized endocrinologists and with a referral from my gp I never had to wait more than a week or so to get in with the specialist. If you have an urgent need, they fit you in. In the USA, just one of my medications costs $3,000 per month...no insurance will take me because it's a pre-existing condition...in the UK, all my care is FREE, in Australia the same medication is $320 a month. I don't think a person/family should have to worry about going bankrupt if someone ends up with a serious medical condition. If I were still in the states, just my basic needs would cost a minimum of $5,000 per month....that doesn't include the regular ultrasounds, MRI's, CT's and other medications I have to have. All totaled, it's about $75,000-$100,000 a year just for healthcare in the states....would you be willing or able to pay that for the rest of your life if you had this condition?
On Gamer or Crusader?
Posted on April 11 at 7:14 p.m.
Who among you has seen a criminal open carry their weapon? Having a weapon in plain view can actually deter crime. Interviews with convicted violent criminals have revealed that the vast majority of them would not have committed their crimes if the victims had been armed. Gun control only affects law abiding citizens, how many convicted felons have been caught in possession of firearms? and not just once or twice but over and over? If given the choice to be dragged down an alley and raped or killed, or putting a hole in the person trying to do something like that to me....I would much rather have it be him than me laying there bleeding.
On Open Carry at Starbucks
Posted on October 21 at 10:36 p.m.
That law is just another way for the politicians to try to get CA out of the HUGE financial problems it's in.
On No Love for Food From the Heart
Posted on October 1 at 3:06 p.m.
Why is there still a statute of limitations with sexually based crimes??? The laws need to be changed; how many of these freaks are still on the street because they weren't discovered until after the time limit had expired. Crimes of this nature are just as bad as murder, if you ask me...the effect it has on not only the victim but people close to them and the community in general. They shouldn't be allowed to get away with it. EVER. I was in court one time with a guy who was up on child molestation charges for something like the 10th time and he kept getting away with it...that guy should have been in line ready for the needle and so should this one.
On Neff on Trial Again for Ketamine Encounters
Posted on October 1 at 2:25 p.m.
Not a gun nut but still, would you rather keep it so the only ones who do have guns are the criminals? Look at the UK, guns are banned there and there's still gun crime and it's on the rise. At least in TX people can defend their homes and lives with equal force.
On New Details on Gunman
Posted on August 22 at 7:42 p.m.
Now ol' Arnie should sell all that pot to the medical marijuana distributers in the state; that nearly $700 million would go a long way in helping pull Cali out of the financial sink hole it's in.
On Pot Farmers Sparked Blaze
Posted on August 20 at 4:28 p.m.
Unfortunately, the insurance lobbyists outnumber our representatives 6-1 and the insurance companies have a lot more money to line the pockets of the people who are supposed to have the best interest of the citizens in mind. I have been an uninsurable for my entire life, and went misdiagnosed the whole time i lived in the USA. I started to get better treatment once my husband and I went to the UK (national healthcare there, by the way), no all day waiting in the office to be seen by your doctor-was usually seen within 10 minutes , only about a 30 minute wait to see one in the emergency room and that was on a Saturday evening. The doctors listen to you which most US docs won't do. From there we went to Malaysia which has very affordable healthcare for someone from America. Had sinus surgery there that had been needing to be done for at least 15 yrs but not one of my US docs would schedule it becasue of no insurance. The whole procedure in Malaysia cost $2100 USD....that's the whole thing...no hidden fees popping up for anything once you get home. So, even for someone still in the USA...the flights, hotel, hospital stay & surgery, etc would still be cheaper in Malaysia than it would in the USA. Am currently in Australia (yet another country with national healthcare) and have finally been properly diagnosed with a rare form of hypopituitarism. I have to take 2 types of anabolic steroids because I'm not producing them on my own; this has caused severe problems for the last 5 1/2 yrs...which, again, the US docs would do nothing about because just one of the medications is $2,000-$3,000 per month in the US---here in Australia, the same bottle of medication is $320 for 5 weeks and I'm not a permanent resident here so I still have to pay but I still deal with the same doctors as the residents do. And, if we were staying longer then I would be issued a medicaid card and after a year my pre-existing conditions would be covered by it.I would love to see healthcare reform in the USA but the greed of the insurance/pharmacuetical companies (yes, they would suffer too with national healthcare because they wouldn't be allowed to charge what they are for medications) and what they can give OUR representatives far outways the need for healthy citizens.
Posted on August 20 at 3:52 p.m.
maybe, but it looks like he has his sleeve pulled down over his right hand in the second photo...either to keep from burning his hand or so as not to leave prints. But, it wouldn't hurt to have it dusted.
On Sheriff Ask Public to Help ID Prowler
Posted on August 6 at 12:49 p.m.
It was always guys named Scott that were bad news for me.