Another Philadelphia Cop shot...

diamonds215's picture

At least this time the

At least this time the scumbag that shot him got killed.

tudor's picture

Also good he wasn't hurt

Also good he wasn't hurt worse since this was close range.

kdubs215's picture

Please just shot to kill

Please just shot to kill .....

george's picture

It's nauseating. Does it

It's nauseating. Does it ever end?

Anybody know the rules up in Canada, anyway? As far as working/legal resident/etc.?

Honestly, I don't know how realistic it is but I'm DEFINITELY thinking about places like Toronto as more than just someplace across the border.

For starters, guns aren't as common as Skittles there. They're ILLEGAL, just like the rest of the freaking CIVILIZED world of which the United States has yet to be part of.

I love my country, but I'll never understand why people think we live in a "peaceful" society---at least compared to the rest of the developed world.

We have a greater percentage of our population in jail than ANY western society AND kill, rob, maim, mug, assault each other with numbing regularity.

And we answer it with more jails and more guns.

It doesn't work. You think cops in Canada or New Zealand have to deal with this? An armed society?

It's insane. Any advice/experience at all in living and working outside this country would be appreciated.

fishtownfreak's picture

I know in Canada everyone

I know in Canada everyone gets free health coverage also which is a huge plus

biggeo's picture

its amazing that these

its amazing that these people who commit the crimes all have long rap sheets instead of tougher gun laws how about tougher laws that are enforced, lets get the chair hooked up again

newcomer's picture

george wrote:Any

george wrote:

Any advice/experience at all in living and working outside this country would be appreciated.

You think Canada is tough on guns? Do not think you can move there and start brandishing freshly-forged car wash coupons either, George.

jmminarik's picture

fishtownfreak wrote:I know

fishtownfreak wrote:

I know in Canada everyone gets free health coverage also which is a huge plus

TANSTAAFL.

lauraska's picture

jmminarik

jmminarik wrote:

TANSTAAFL.

Man...I had to google that one!

jmminarik's picture

lauraska wrote:jmminarik

lauraska wrote:
jmminarik wrote:

TANSTAAFL.

Man...I had to google that one!

Woman, you learned something new today. :-)

brooke's picture

newcomer wrote:george

newcomer wrote:
george wrote:

Any advice/experience at all in living and working outside this country would be appreciated.

You think Canada is tough on guns? Do not think you can move there and start brandishing freshly-forged car wash coupons either, George.

Nice. I was actually thinking automatic weapons might be better for Philly cops after my trip to Mexico. They're scary as all get-out.

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Kat's picture

jmminarik

jmminarik wrote:
fishtownfreak wrote:

I know in Canada everyone gets free health coverage also which is a huge plus

TANSTAAFL.

I had to google that too - and yes, that is totally true. They may get "free" health care, but you wait so long to get care that if you are really ill, you may just seven out before you get help.

stein's picture

not true (about having to

not true (about having to wait so long in canada)

jmminarik's picture

Kat wrote:jmminarik

Kat wrote:
jmminarik wrote:
fishtownfreak wrote:

I know in Canada everyone gets free health coverage also which is a huge plus

TANSTAAFL.

I had to google that too - and yes, that is totally true. They may get "free" health care, but you wait so long to get care that if you are really ill, you may just seven out before you get help.

I wouldn't be surprised if the critical, emergency care is very good...unlike some of the horror stories you hear out of hospitals here where people die in the emergency room for any number of reasons. But the point is it is only free if you're not paying taxes. There's a very high cost to 'free' healthcare, and unlike the olden days, it's not born by wealthy benefactors and angels of mercy, but by the average person through political decrees. Whether that is 'good' or 'bad' is a matter of how one views government's role and its place in implementing personal philosophies on the population at large. It's an issue that's decidedly not decided in the US. Yet anyway.