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U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton supports law to keep mentally ill from acquiring guns

Reading that Second Amendment recently, I noticed something. Nowhere in it does it confer a right to OWN a gun. Would one of you literalists explain that for me? Why did the founding fathers avoid that word? They could have used it, but chose not to do so.

August 6, 2019 at 11:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton supports law to keep mentally ill from acquiring guns

One could argue that anyone who thinks he needs a gun that fires rapidly and takes clips that hold scores of rounds is planning something. Or at least has an ideation. THAT is the mental illness we should single out and address.

August 6, 2019 at 11:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

State, C&H Hog Farms reach deal for it to move out of Buffalo River’s watershed

About $1,000 per hog payout. C&H comes out smelling like a rose. That ain't easy for a hog farm.

June 13, 2019 at 1:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Supreme Court rejects challenge to regulation of gun silencers; Arkansas, 7 other states urged justices to hear appeal

Morebeer, you're gonna need good radar. I'll be flying at 50 ft AGL or below. Maybe you need an F-16 loitering 24-7.

June 11, 2019 at 1:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Supreme Court rejects challenge to regulation of gun silencers; Arkansas, 7 other states urged justices to hear appeal

I want one of these, fully functioning. The government can't stop me, right?

A-10 Thunderbolt II Specifications
Primary Function: A-10 -- close air support, OA-10 - airborne forward air control

Contractor: Fairchild Republic Co. (FRC acquired in 1987, now part of Northrop Grumman ISER)

Power Plant: Two General Electric TF34-GE-1 00 turbofans

Thrust: 9,065 pounds each engine

Wingspan: 57 feet, 6 inches (17.42 meters)

Length: 53 feet, 4 inches (16.16 meters)

Height: 14 feet, 8 inches (4.42 meters)

Weight: 29,000 pounds (13,154 kilograms)

Maximum Takeoff Weight: 51,000 pounds (22,950 kilograms)

Fuel Capacity: 11,000 pounds (7,257 kilograms)

Payload: 16,000 pounds (7,257 kilograms)

Speed: 420 miles per hour (Mach 0.56)

Range: 800 miles (695 nautical miles)

Ceiling: 45,000 feet (13,636 meters)

Armament: One 30 mm GAU-8/A seven-barrel Gatling gun; up to 16,000 pounds (7,200 kilograms) of mixed ordnance on eight under-wing and three under-fuselage pylon stations, including 500 pound (225 kilograms) Mk-82 and 2,000 pounds (900 kilograms) Mk-84 series low/high drag bombs, incendiary cluster bombs, combined effects munitions, mine dispensing munitions, AGM-65 Maverick missiles and laser-guided/electro-optically guided bombs; infrared countermeasure flares; electronic countermeasure chaff; jammer pods; 2.75-inch (6.99 centimeters) rockets; illumination flares and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles.

Crew: One

June 10, 2019 at 10:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

State's National Merit Scholars named

Bureau of Labor Statistics. All kinds of inflation indices. Pick the one that pleases.

June 9, 2019 at 7:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

State's National Merit Scholars named

I take back that last snide comment; none of the students are headed to particularly exclusive schools. I apologize to them for the implication. I'm really sorry about it now.

June 9, 2019 at 5:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

State's National Merit Scholars named

Another thing I noticed. Household income for Haas Hall students is in the top 0.4% of all Arkansas households. Reckon some of those students students request extra time for the tests, and get a private proctored exam?

June 9, 2019 at 5:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

State's National Merit Scholars named

Okay, now I understand. Colleges pay $500 to $2000 regardless of how rich the parents are. So it can go on a CV. Other money is based on need. Even a Walton would be eligible for the $500 to $2000.

June 9, 2019 at 4:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

State's National Merit Scholars named

Barefoot, I'm not sure where ADG got those numbers. Colleges package a lot of financial aid to get these students. A little over 50 years ago, finalists got tons of letters from scores of colleges. All offered near a full ride. I had to work a language lab for two semesters. Otherwise, everything was paid.

June 9, 2019 at 3:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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