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a very good family friend of mine was one of those killed at Trolley Square. two sad things about this are: 1) the gentleman was a licensed concealed carry permit holder, but 2) the premises were "gun free zones"; they still are, in fact. though i know many of us CCW holders ignore those bans.
I’ve recently been converted to the practicality of ebooks, but I’m also realizing the limitations over the long term. Specifically, as some have noted, the inability to loan them out to others. Fore one like me, who reads a book and then usually discards it, giving it away is great. Most books I won’t read more than once.
Furthermore, I’m a big ‘note taker’ in the margins. Yes, the ereaders let me do this, but if all the books in my elibrary aren’t transferable, how do I pass them on? My grandfather, who is a big reader, has a small library of annotated books. These have become journals and valuable pieces of family history. How does one do this with ebooks?
My problem with the gang of McConnell, or plan of six, or whatever today’s incarnation is being called, is that it doesn’t move the debate, only complicates it. It will be seen as nothing but capitulation. If 2010 proved anything, it's that (1) momentum is on our side and (2) we can win by communicating directly with the citizens. Why haven’t Republicans been having town halls a la the Obamacare era? Of course the MSM is going to distort what you’re saying. Plus, through all this one-third of the government talk, it should be remembered that if all the senate and the White House had been up for election in 2010, we very well could have won those too. The Left’s control of two-thirds of government holds no popular legitimacy, only technical legitimacy.
Further, I’d like to know where the line in the sand is? Compromise now for 2012 is fine in theory, but in reality we’ve heard this tune before. What if 2012 doesn’t materialize? Is there any point at which we stop selling out our principals presently for a shot at majority status next election cycle?
From my experience, here are the rules for men (in order of importance):
Bottom line is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to look good (though quality fabrics last longer and hold their shape better). JC Penny that follows the rules will beat Savile Row that doesn’t. Don’t focus on the prim, but the basics.
A final recommendation would be to dress your age and profession. Early 20’s shouldn’t be wearing French-cuff; mature people shouldn’t be wearing skinny pants and pointy shoes.
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