commented on The Big Trees of San Francisco
SF bay area ntive here
it's a Eucalyptus, they are australian in origin but hardy and fast growing, we have them everywhere and I love them despite their interloper status
Dec 14, 2012
commented on At Least 26 Dead, Including 18 Children, Reported at Connecticut Elementary School Shooting
the issue is hardly the restrictions on guns in one or several locals, states and schools, with permeable borders cannot be expected to maintain significantly stricter protocols on gun possession then the surrounding arias. Washington DC is that classic example, we need comprehensive federal gun control laws restricting types of guns that can be owned, waiting periods and background checks, limits on ammunition purchases, and much much better social safety net programs. If sick, struggling, dangerous people could get the help they desperately need this would not happen so offen.
Oh and Fuck the NRA, really Fuck then and all their donors.
and Fuck the idiot last week who did not check the chamber and carelessly shot his child.
My dad owns a gun, a little 22 rifle, he owns it because he lives in a sketchy rural aria and occasionally he uses it to euthanize roadkill that wanders on to his driveway. He keeps it unloaded and locked in the closet, he has taken gun safety classes. He is what all gun owners should be, he it the line between a reasonable gun owner and a nut.
Give me a massive stabbing problem any day, over this horror, it's a fuck lot easier to run from a knife then a semi automatic weapon.
Nov 21, 2012
commented on Pat Robertson Warns Christians: Atheists Are Coming to Steal Christmas
my extended family, all of us atheists/pagans/spirituality confused liberals, celebrate huge christmases, with good food, companionship, classic carols, the nativity, the season of advent.
Christmas is a season of light coming on the darkness of the world, the winter solstice, the new year.
these things are sacred with out god, without salvation, without simplistic, paternalistic, perverted religion.
Our evangelical relatives choose not to celebrate with us.
Nov 14, 2012
commented on Woman Dies After Being Denied an Abortion
it sounds like there was failure to follow even basic standards of care. this woman should have been on antibiotics as soon as her water broke in this situation, to leave her for three days without prophylaxis was criminal.
to leave her with her dying fetus causing her pain and endangering her life was inhuman.