Monday, December 17, 2012

The Newtown Murders

It's been about 3 days since those 20 kids and 6 adults were murdered in Newtown CT. And as tragic is it was hearing about it, when the photos of the victims were being posted, it just made it all the more horrific!

And so, once again, talk about gun control rears its head. But it will never happen!

There are just too many people who believe the right to own guns, whether they are pistols, shotguns, hunting rifles or assault rifles, is one that should never be questioned, despite that fact that so many innocent children, teens and adults are being murdered -- on a daily basis.

I'm not saying all guns should be banned. But why is there a need for rifles such as the AR-15, which were designed for only one purpose - to kill people? Or semi-automatic pistols with magazines that hold ten, fifteen, and more, bullets?

Rifles, shotguns and pistols should be registered. You have to register to vote, and to drive, and to own a boat, so why not to own a firearm?

And to all those assholes who say, "Guns don't kill people. People kill people," I say to you -- People with GUNS kill people!!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Spend, Spend, SPEND!

The past few days I have spent more money than I intended to. (And just how am I any different than anyone else?)

First, I decided to buy a Blu-ray player, and since I don't need one with wi-fi, Netflicks, Pandora, etc., I found one at Walmart for $50. But there was no place on the box that indicated I would need an HDMI cable. So after I got home and discovered this, I went to Best Buy and found one, the cheapest one, for $20, and later found out I could have gotten one at Walmart for about $10 or less, if I had known!

Then, I decided it was time to upgrade to a smart phone, and since I was already an AT&T customer and didn't want to change my phone number, I went to the AT&T store.

It took 45 minutes before I was waited on, but it gave me time to look at all the ones available and decided on the LG Escape (and coincidentally, the Blu-ray player I bought was also LG). And once I was served, it still took almost an hour before I walked out of the store with my new phone and all the accessories (insurance plan, case, leather case for my belt, and car charger).

It cost me about $100 to start with, and I have a feeling I will end up paying close to twice what I was paying with my simple Sony flip phone (about $50 per month).

I started out with a 5 G plan, but if I don't use that much over the course of  a month, I can drop that to 3 G or less.

So, I guess with Christmas coming, I will just consider this as a gift to myself. And time will tell just how much I will like the phone, and if I made a mistake.