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kmihindu • 2 years ago

"Hodgkinson has a varied arrest record in St. Clair County, for offenses such as failing to obtain electrical permits, damaging a motor vehicle, resisting a peace officer, eluding police, criminal damage to property, driving under the influence and assorted traffic offenses." "Separately, NBC News cited court records showing Hodgkinson was arrested in 2006 for assaulting his girlfriend."

So, psychologically, he sounds like a very entitled individual who didn't feel that the rules should apply to someone like him. It isn't about his political views - with the same character defects and different political opinions, he would have just selected different targets. We, as Americans, need to distinguish between working towards justice and entitled attitudes where anyone who disagrees becomes an enemy who deserves whatever we care to dish out. Reasonable people on all sides of the political spectrum need to tone down the rhetoric and stop branding those they disagree with as less than human.

didactic1 • 2 years ago

Too much anger from all view holders. Chill!

ELGuapo • 2 years ago

I agree. America is ready for another Civil War.

Liberty For All • 2 years ago

Really? I don't see it. Everywhere I go people are just going about their business as usual.

Tyf • 2 years ago

It's almost like Social Media is not reality.

Liberty For All • 2 years ago

well....

ELGuapo • 2 years ago

My wife takes public transportation near philly, she sees
people high on herion everyday. Saw one dude dead in the
69th st terminal. Its rampant.

Liberty For All • 2 years ago

That's too bad. Some people just get addicted to bad stuff.

didactic1 • 2 years ago

No truth in labelling by drug dealers.

didactic1 • 2 years ago

One way to deal with pressure of competition. Not condemning it. One way. A choice. Why I am against reviving adult overdosers.

ELGuapo • 2 years ago

Really? You against reviving a person who overdoses?
That's pretty harsh.

didactic1 • 2 years ago

For many, death is far better than what their continuation will be. Let's face it. Most addicts are not going to live well. It's resource allocation. People are increasingly unhappy, and rightly so. Again, I am not going to condemn someone as bad who chooses to check out with H or stronger opiates. Because when you go that far, i.e., use it, you are checking out. It's an insult to the users that they don't know the risk. They do. They don't care. That's an existential choice. Each deserves to be remembered as a person who did the best they could. Government doesn't want this crisis, they can radically change society from a system that treats people as commodities.

ELGuapo • 2 years ago

yOUR Probably right but im sure for many its accidental.

didactic1 • 2 years ago

Sure. But who in 2017 doesn't know the junk could be mixed with lethal additives. It's like Russian Roulette.

Les Deplorable's • 2 years ago

You're not paying attention. Some of my relatives spend the entire day watching cable news and grit their teeth in seething anger at the mention of President Trump's name, and even Mike Pence's.

Don't expect this to end if Trump is impeached.

We are on the verge of a political war.

Today was the equivalent of John Brown's raid.

For you mind numbed libs:

Look it up!

Liberty For All • 2 years ago

You didn't just call me a liberal ("lib") did you?

Today was not even close to John Browns raid. That had purpose. I used to say I would have been a part of his raid because it was an honorable action. Today was just some nutcase going berserk.

Your relatives should find hobbies.

Guest • 2 years ago
ELGuapo • 2 years ago

Its always been war.

didactic1 • 2 years ago

Eventually the gvt can't pay employees and troops. Then the artificial state dissolves. Nature will fire the future. Accept.

Adam J. Smith • 2 years ago

yeah, but we've always been on the brink of civil war!

Liberty For All • 2 years ago

What was the saying, we are only two missed meals away from anarchy, or something like that.

ELGuapo • 2 years ago

I missed eating a sammich for lunch and I almost rioted and looted.

didactic1 • 2 years ago

I hope so.

didactic1 • 2 years ago

Too bad slavery was involved in 1860.

Secession is not immoral or illegal.

What is united can be rendered asunder.

Divorce. Social divorce.

Annie DiPiombo • 2 years ago

How can you not see it? Weimar style political violence is literally popping off all over the place. Noodle armed antifarians are going mano a mano with beefy proles wearing american flags as capes. I think we're in about 1858 here.

Liberty For All • 2 years ago

Oh we're a long way from civil war. We are so spoiled in this era and there are so many distractions. Stop watching TV for a couple of weeks and stay off the online news and you'll be fine.

Luc • 2 years ago

Red state voters would lose because they are all high on opioids and meth.

Guest • 2 years ago
didactic1 • 2 years ago

Western NY, Western Pa, and most of N New England are well armed. Thank Goodness.

Guest • 2 years ago
didactic1 • 2 years ago

If you have travelled in those areas, you would see the similarities are greater than the differences. Good, locality responsible people who are all screwed by the NY/SF/London/Beijing/Swiss/Boston/DC/ Big Academia Globalization Plantation.

Carbonicus • 2 years ago

Hey, Luc. You're an ignorant Leftist.

Red state voters would not lose "because they are all high on opiods". In fact, while I don't care to know the actual data, my bet is there are more blue state residents on opiods than red state residents on opiods.

but here's the part you don't get and why you are wrong, we would win (but we are not looking for any civil war, obviously you people are): we are hunters and sporting shooters and are experts with firearms. You ideological fools are more likely to harm yourselves trying to shoot a gun than harm us and in general have no experience with firearms. you people would lose and lose badly.

I suggest you Leftists avoid putting yourselves in that position and you and your "Anti-Fa" crowd just simmer down.

danainnyc • 2 years ago

You and your armed to the teeth ilk need to calm down and stop with the veiled threats. Not impressed with your firepower and certainly not by your brainpower. "Hunters and sports shooters" will not lead in the 21st century with their 18th century mindsets. Sheesh!

Steve Austin • 2 years ago

Hunters and sport shooters are the LEGAL gun owners. You should pray that all firearms end up in the hands of these very civilized Americans.

OBTW, why is it that all Democrat politicians hate the idea of the black families in our worst crime areas being able to defend their homes with a gun?

Do Dems STILL hate black families like they did for 400 years?

didactic1 • 2 years ago

Sheesh is as relevant as hanging chads. Or Hillary.

Les Deplorable's • 2 years ago

Next time one of your kids hit a deer on the interstate anfmd flip their Civic on it's roof, renember the hunters, dumb ass!

Luc • 2 years ago

LOL @carbonicus - Trust me no one cares! Now go take your meds hot shot!

PinusStrobus • 2 years ago

As an interesting point, that's pretty much what the Confederacy thought, too.
The question would be, which side do the armed forces take?

Les Deplorable's • 2 years ago

No let them find out who we are the hard way.

J242 • 2 years ago

You are wrong. The highest levels of opioid abuse are firmly "Red" states. Specifically, the south.

http://www.businessinsider....

Les Deplorable's • 2 years ago

There is libs in the Red States too. They're on SSDI lobbying for legal pot and wanting us to pay for it. And of course free Obama Phones!

J242 • 2 years ago

Just as there are Cons in the blue states as well but states like Alabama average at 142+ opioid prescriptions per 100 people. That's 1.4 prescriptions for avery man, woman and child in the state. Considering it's predominantly red (other than little blue pockets like Montgomery), that suggests it's mainly Cons using them. Same goes with Tennessee, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas.

Face it Phil, your deepest "RED" states are much heavier drug users than the most liberal states. ;) Weed = better than opiates. No addiction, no heart attacks, no dirty needles. We pay for our recreational substances and actually TAX them to make money for our schools and roads. You know, schools? Dem places we fancy talking libs like to go and do that crazy book learnin' and whatnot? lol

Adam J. Smith • 2 years ago

yeah, but the black people would fight for the blues, and they're not only good with firearms, slavery made them obviously way more athletic!

Les Deplorable's • 2 years ago

Yeah all Black people are drug addicted liberals, your an idiot.

Adam J. Smith • 2 years ago

you really wouldn't say that to my face unless you wanted knocked out. but being a racist and talking about liberals is a pitiful existence, and not just a little pitiful is it? miserable gas

Dylan Wentworth • 2 years ago

Another person who doesn't know a leftist from a hole in their butt.

S deKay • 2 years ago

That's what the Confederates thought too that they were experienced shooters and the Yankees weren't.

1Pokey4 • 2 years ago

Baby killers!!!

ELGuapo • 2 years ago

ha, Opioid addiction is rampant near Philly.

didactic1 • 2 years ago

Data shows heroin and pills omnipresent. Wake up.