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Wally - How to diagram a sentence? Piece of cake, son. I merely quoted the Second Amendment of the US Constitution. The first four words in it ARE "A well regulated Militia". Who the hell do you think is doing the regulation, but the US government. I suggest you learn the history of the time when the Amendment was written.
By the way, a poor excuse to side-step by attempting to discredit my English ability instead of sticking to the subject.
Wally - It appears it is YOU who does not understand the verbiage of the Second Amendment. It says:
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
Regarding the issue of self-protection, that was stated in one of your referenced videos. That is not my interpretation.
The Second Amendment was written during the time of the US when it was the common citizenry who were required to help with the protection of the United States as there was no "well-regulated" national guard.
Now, are you claiming that the common citizen of the United States should be able to own or be in possession of automatic firearms? How about grenades, mines, flame throwers or other such weapons? You are claiming the government cannot regulate, and yet, all of those weapons I have mentioned ARE, indeed, illegal to possess, except for said "well-regulated militia", a.k.a. national guard.
Wally - Are you saying that an assault weapons ban means Ms. Feinstein was an enemy of the constitution? Maybe you are talking about the Second Amendment, which has to do with "A well-regulated militia? Because of the massive amount of killings done by a weapon meant ONLY for the purpose of killing large numbers of people and doing a massive amount of damage, and NOT to do with self-protection, like standard firearms, none of what you are claiming to be unconstitutional. Again, are you a member of a well-regulated militia? (This means military national guard and not just a bunch of yokels who want to kill anyone who is not like them?
Wally - Your number of 70,000+ is a LOT of people, however, due to obesity, the number is much higher.
According to the National Institutes of Health, obesity, and overweight together are the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States, close behind tobacco use (3). An estimated 300,000 deaths per year are due to the obesity epidemic.
Source: Am J Public Health. 2004 September; 94(9): 1486–1489.
Cigarette smoking causes about one of every five deaths in the United States each year.1,6 Cigarette smoking is estimated to cause the following:
More than 480,000 deaths annually (including deaths from secondhand smoke)
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress. A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2014 [accessed 2015 Aug 17].
These are far more than your issue of drug abuse.
Remember, too, that the "baby boomers" have become senior citizens, so there are not so many people of "breeding age" to have children.
Wally - You are still giving nothing but vague responses and nothing specific. Why not? Maybe you do not really know what on earth you are talking about but listening to President Adam Henry instead of thinking for yourself?
Wally - The Social Security system works quite well, thank you. It is not from the government, but from employers and employees which funds it. The shame is when the congressional "heroes" steal from it to the tune of trillions of dollars. THAT is the shame of it all.
The drop in life expectancy is NOT about voluntary drug overdoses as you claim, but dietary issues put forth by the food industry. Obesity is what is killing off most of the population.
It is also about the fact that young people in the US, like in Japan, are not getting married at an earlier age as they used to, but are waiting longer. This causes fewer children to be born due to the "lack of time" available to have children, due to the "body clock" of humanity.
Wally, what does the Life of Brian have to do with the subject of US healthcare?
The US Healthcare System is nothing less than a disaster if comparing it to other advanced nations.
While the US does have quite advanced medical equipment and procedures, the actual operating system, including its financial side, is a disaster. Sadly, the issue of US culture and the issue of being "sue-happy" does not help as it makes liability/malpractice insurance horribly expensive.
From the pharmaceutical side, it fails badly as prices continue to increase for most medicines. Look at insulin, for example. It does not cost that much to manufacture, yet the price has skyrocketed dramatically. The low end of the price scale runs at $137 per vial. That would last approximately 2 weeks in the best case.
So, NO, the US healthcare system is quite ill.
a. The hearings have not ended. Only public investigations have ended. The process continues beginning next week to decide actual requirements and necessities in order to continue.
b. Not only do I think they should impeach him for the crimes he has been shown to have committed, but also removed from office. (No, impeachment does not necessarily mean removal from office.)