Anthony Westkamper 
Member since Oct 18, 2013

Recent Comments

Re: “Making Amends on the Plaza

How far back does guilt go? I learned that my genetics contain some neanderthal blood, a species driven to extinction over 20,000 years ago. Some of my ancestors were very likely abused by the Romans.

1 like, 8 dislikes
Posted by Anthony Westkamper on 02/27/2018 at 11:41 AM

Re: “A Homeless Survival Guide

The suggestions in this article aren't just good for homeless people, but for anyone.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Anthony Westkamper on 10/29/2017 at 1:43 PM

Re: “Enabling or a Lifeline?

In my opinion it is not a bad idea. No, it won't cure anybody, but it will in effect warehouse them and keep their bad habits off the street at least for a percentage of the day. By their choices they have taken themselves out of our productive society, so the next best thing is to put them somewhere where they can't hurt themselves or others. I know that sounds heartless, and I do have sympathy for folks addicted to drugs, and I wish them well. Keeping them safe and away from vulnerable members of our society is a bad solution to a worse problem. At least with clean needles and surroundings they will be less likely to act as a reservoir for diseases.

Posted by Anthony Westkamper on 09/24/2017 at 12:06 AM

Re: “RSVP: I Will Not Attend Your Weed Wedding

Linda, I agree. Worst thing about marajuana (Well, I have a list) is getting behind someone at the super market that stinks like month old dirty bong water. I cannot imagine that at a wedding.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Anthony Westkamper on 07/10/2017 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Chief Mills Proposes Gun Control Law

If your front door or your car is locked isn't that "Under Lock and Key?" The location of the lock is what is in question.

Posted by Anthony Westkamper on 02/16/2017 at 2:30 PM

Re: “How to Dine Alone

I have come to the conclusion that I rented the damned table and for the space of time that I reside there I get to do whatever I want, taking into account local laws and mores. Mainly I hope to savor something yummy, chat lightly with the wait staff, and relax a bit.

Posted by Anthony Westkamper on 01/08/2017 at 12:00 AM

Re: “EPD Chief: Officers Fired More Than 40 Shots in Tuesday's Pursuit

There is more than one reason to shoot at an armed assailant; One is to disable the opponent, another is to suppress their firing; making them keep their head down and not be able to aim carefully to get in a good shot. Keep the other guy on the defensive. I don't think anyone goes to work thinking that today they're going to be shot at or have to shoot, so there is an adrenaline factor, and there is no plan in such an impromptu situation. At that point, all you can do is your best

11 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Anthony Westkamper on 12/10/2016 at 12:40 AM

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