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About bcl05

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  • Birthday 03/13/1975

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    March 13
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    Birding, medicine, cooking, crosswords
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    All 36 years of my life
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    Jim Lachey
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    Rochester, MN
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  1. He cares more about his hair than he does about our soldiers. What a patriot.
  2. I hope a meteor hits the NRA headquarters.
  3. I don't think there is a simple governmental fix to the gun death problem in this country. Small incremental changes to gun laws might help slightly (and may be worth doing), but we are going to continue to see massive amounts of unnecessary and tragic gun deaths as long as a large portion of the population continues to believe that gun rights are more important than gun deaths. Government can't change that. It will take massive cultural change. I hope it happens. I don't think it will. I see no almost willingness to really evaluate our gun culture and its contribution to the carnage. Our country is unique in how wanton and common gun deaths are here. We ought to be terribly ashamed and doing everything we can to change it. All I see is a bunch of thoughts and prayers and shoulder shrugs. I am desperate to see some hope, but I'm really having a hard time finding any. Of course, when nothing changed after a bunch of first graders were massacred, I don't know why we'd expect anything to change now...
  4. This makes me so furious. The NRA telling docs to stay in our lane? I'm a doc. Preventing unnecessary and early death is EXACTLY the lane we've chosen. This is a health crisis. Tens of thousands of Americans are dying too young because of gun violence. The articles the NRA are complaining about are scientific and modest (http://annals.org/aim/latest) and are basically advocating treating this as a public health issue (which it obviously is) and forming multi-disciplinary task forces to come up with ways of reducing unneeded deaths.
  5. I don't know. I think people have transient murderous impulses all over the world. In most countries, the difficulty in actually committing mass murder is such that those impulses are only very rarely acted upon. In our country, we have mass murder happening so regularly that it is never really surprising. I don't think our people are significantly more disturbed than other countries (though there are certainly places that take care of mental illness better - there are also places that do worse), but we absolutely kill more of our own than almost anywhere else. By miles.
  6. And that's exactly the problem. We do make it illegal to commit mass murder. We also systematically and intentionally make it extremely easy to commit mass murder. If we really want to acknowledge this as a problem and address it, we need to work to make it harder to do, not just pass laws saying we don't like it.
  7. Shame on this country. Pathetic.
  8. bcl05

    Election 2018 Thread

    Beto with the F-bomb in his concession speech. Good for him.
  9. It is abundantly clear that many mass shooters have histories of abuse of intimate partners and/or sexual assault. It seems obvious to me that sexual assaulters/abusers have little regard for the dignity/autonomy of their fellow humans, and thus should not be trusted with lethal weaponry.
  10. bcl05

    The Official Maryland Terrapins Thread

    Sally Jenkins in WaPo simply crushes MD. https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/dont-let-your-sons-play-for-dj-durkin/2018/10/31/0acce61a-dd1f-11e8-85df-7a6b4d25cfbb_story.html?utm_term=.60b7e4fd2f8e
  11. I am ashamed of our country. We should be better than this.
  12. I've seen a few similarly "decorated" cars driving around my area of Minnesota... Scary stuff how crazy some people are. Would be great if the president didn't encourage them. Oh well...
  13. So... we have an apparently ineffective but serious attempt at assassination of 10+ prominent political opponents of the sitting president. This is unprecedented. I hope they catch this monster ASAP.
  14. bcl05

    Share those pics part 2

    Some from a recent "work" trip to San Diego...
  15. What a catstrophe he is. Any vote for a GOP candidate in the next two weeks is a vote to enable this.