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When will these gun-tragedies end in the USA?
Posted: 28 February 2018 08:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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Arming teachers is such a great idea from a “stable genius”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHs0mLyLf9g

A north Georgia high school teacher was arrested on Wednesday after he barricaded himself in a classroom and fired a shot from his handgun out of a window, police said.

No one was injured in the incident at Dalton High School, except for a female student who injured an ankle running through the school, police spokesman Bruce Frazier said.

The shooting about 85 miles north of Atlanta heightened the already tense debate around guns in schools in the wake of the deadly mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, two weeks ago.

The only thing that is going to reduce gun violence is the removal of guns from as many places in America as possible.

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Posted: 02 March 2018 09:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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So, let the people of good sense try to fly Delta Airlines to defeat the gun fools!

Delta Airlines to lose Georgia state tax break for being on the side of gun control in the USA. Shame on the Georgia House of Representatives!

http://www.bbc.com/news/43250091

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Posted: 03 March 2018 07:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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Sukhamaya (Sam) Bain - 02 March 2018 09:33 PM

So, let the people of good sense try to fly Delta Airlines to defeat the gun fools!

Delta Airlines to lose Georgia state tax break for being on the side of gun control in the USA. Shame on the Georgia House of Representatives!

http://www.bbc.com/news/43250091

By first getting people to believe that the Clintons, California Democrats, Bernie Bros and others are capable of murder and are stealing our tax dollars, they are now able to do just about anything and continue to get elected. People believe that this is how the game is actually played, so seeing an actual quote or tweet doesn’t really matter any more. We might see the actual receipts and get actual testimony that Jared threatened Qatar with war so he could get a loan, but people believe Hillary sold Uranium to the Russians and somehow profited despite all the documentation showing how that deal was made.

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Posted: 03 March 2018 11:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 34 ]
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Lausten - 03 March 2018 07:34 AM
Sukhamaya (Sam) Bain - 02 March 2018 09:33 PM

So, let the people of good sense try to fly Delta Airlines to defeat the gun fools!

Delta Airlines to lose Georgia state tax break for being on the side of gun control in the USA. Shame on the Georgia House of Representatives!

http://www.bbc.com/news/43250091

By first getting people to believe that the Clintons, California Democrats, Bernie Bros and others are capable of murder and are stealing our tax dollars, they are now able to do just about anything and continue to get elected. People believe that this is how the game is actually played, so seeing an actual quote or tweet doesn’t really matter any more. We might see the actual receipts and get actual testimony that Jared threatened Qatar with war so he could get a loan, but people believe Hillary sold Uranium to the Russians and somehow profited despite all the documentation showing how that deal was made.

Sure some people do, but I seriously doubt it is the majority.

The attack from the right is two pronged, first convince its supporters that the left is evil which is where Fox “news”, Limbaugh, Jones and a bunch of other quislings come in.

The second is fragment the center left so they don’t support candidates who will threaten the far right agenda at all.

And it’s pretty hard to deny that the far right has gone full fascist when you have someone like trump in office, I think this year is going to be a complete game changer. Either their will be a democratic rollback of all the power that has been stolen by the far right over the last 40 years… or there will be a complete fascist takeover of America at which point there will be no point to talk about it any longer.

It will actually be dangerous to do so.

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Posted: 03 March 2018 03:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 35 ]
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DougC.V2 - 03 March 2018 11:53 AM
Lausten - 03 March 2018 07:34 AM
Sukhamaya (Sam) Bain - 02 March 2018 09:33 PM

So, let the people of good sense try to fly Delta Airlines to defeat the gun fools!

Delta Airlines to lose Georgia state tax break for being on the side of gun control in the USA. Shame on the Georgia House of Representatives!

http://www.bbc.com/news/43250091

By first getting people to believe that the Clintons, California Democrats, Bernie Bros and others are capable of murder and are stealing our tax dollars, they are now able to do just about anything and continue to get elected. People believe that this is how the game is actually played, so seeing an actual quote or tweet doesn’t really matter any more. We might see the actual receipts and get actual testimony that Jared threatened Qatar with war so he could get a loan, but people believe Hillary sold Uranium to the Russians and somehow profited despite all the documentation showing how that deal was made.

Sure some people do, but I seriously doubt it is the majority.

The attack from the right is two pronged, first convince its supporters that the left is evil which is where Fox “news”, Limbaugh, Jones and a bunch of other quislings come in.

The second is fragment the center left so they don’t support candidates who will threaten the far right agenda at all.

And it’s pretty hard to deny that the far right has gone full fascist when you have someone like trump in office, I think this year is going to be a complete game changer. Either their will be a democratic rollback of all the power that has been stolen by the far right over the last 40 years… or there will be a complete fascist takeover of America at which point there will be no point to talk about it any longer.

It will actually be dangerous to do so.

I think you pretty much got the picture for election 2018.

As for the majority not thinking that way, I think the current oligarchs figured out they don’t need a majority. The majority really has no idea what’s going on. They just keep voting the way they have been and don’t know what it means when the Dow drops or when someone is indicted and certainly have no idea what it means that we have a person running HUD who knows nothing about the housing or urban development. You only need to change a few million votes, less if you do it surgically in pivotal states. You don’t actually need to do anything on the issues you run on, like abortion or gay rights, just get people talking about those and then when you get in, get your tax breaks and destroy the industries you don’t own, things most people don’t understand or care about.

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Posted: 03 March 2018 04:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 36 ]
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Lausten - 03 March 2018 03:32 PM
DougC.V2 - 03 March 2018 11:53 AM
Lausten - 03 March 2018 07:34 AM
Sukhamaya (Sam) Bain - 02 March 2018 09:33 PM

So, let the people of good sense try to fly Delta Airlines to defeat the gun fools!

Delta Airlines to lose Georgia state tax break for being on the side of gun control in the USA. Shame on the Georgia House of Representatives!

http://www.bbc.com/news/43250091

By first getting people to believe that the Clintons, California Democrats, Bernie Bros and others are capable of murder and are stealing our tax dollars, they are now able to do just about anything and continue to get elected. People believe that this is how the game is actually played, so seeing an actual quote or tweet doesn’t really matter any more. We might see the actual receipts and get actual testimony that Jared threatened Qatar with war so he could get a loan, but people believe Hillary sold Uranium to the Russians and somehow profited despite all the documentation showing how that deal was made.

Sure some people do, but I seriously doubt it is the majority.

The attack from the right is two pronged, first convince its supporters that the left is evil which is where Fox “news”, Limbaugh, Jones and a bunch of other quislings come in.

The second is fragment the center left so they don’t support candidates who will threaten the far right agenda at all.

And it’s pretty hard to deny that the far right has gone full fascist when you have someone like trump in office, I think this year is going to be a complete game changer. Either their will be a democratic rollback of all the power that has been stolen by the far right over the last 40 years… or there will be a complete fascist takeover of America at which point there will be no point to talk about it any longer.

It will actually be dangerous to do so.

I think you pretty much got the picture for election 2018.

As for the majority not thinking that way, I think the current oligarchs figured out they don’t need a majority. The majority really has no idea what’s going on. They just keep voting the way they have been and don’t know what it means when the Dow drops or when someone is indicted and certainly have no idea what it means that we have a person running HUD who knows nothing about the housing or urban development. You only need to change a few million votes, less if you do it surgically in pivotal states. You don’t actually need to do anything on the issues you run on, like abortion or gay rights, just get people talking about those and then when you get in, get your tax breaks and destroy the industries you don’t own, things most people don’t understand or care about.

The fact that Ivanka trump was involved in the North Korea vs. America potential disaster alone should scare the hell out of most US voters.

She went over to South Korea to watch a little Olympic figure skating and deal with that Kim Jong-un fellow.

This is someone who’s not qualified to do anything responsible in government, she’s the president’s daughter, not some geopolitical savant. The same with her husband Kushner, the fact that the guy running the Executive Branch is placing people in positions of great power who don’t have clue what they’re doing is frightening. It’s nepotism of the worst kind that the US was supposed to be created to prevent.

If enough Americans don’t get the threat that the trump family and the republican party itself present to a majority of Americans, they you really have to ask if they even deserve to have their own country. And if they keep electing such utter frauds to office then the country is toast.

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Posted: 03 March 2018 04:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 37 ]
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Pro-massacre Republicans

have continued to vilify the Parkland survivors who’ve spoken up after the mass-shooting at their school.
But the kids are fighting back, very effectively:  . . .
NRA favorability plummets as millennials’ interest in 2018 midterms soars.
By subir
2018/03/02
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/3/2/1746009/-NRA-favorability-plummets-as-millennials-interest-in-2018-midterms-soars

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Posted: 05 March 2018 08:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 38 ]
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DougC.V2 - 03 March 2018 11:53 AM

And it’s pretty hard to deny that the far right has gone full fascist when you have someone like trump in office, I think this year is going to be a complete game changer. Either their will be a democratic rollback of all the power that has been stolen by the far right over the last 40 years… or there will be a complete fascist takeover of America at which point there will be no point to talk about it any longer.

It will actually be dangerous to do so.

So sad, so true.
But are lefties getting their act together???

Too many sounds of one hand clapping out there.

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Posted: 05 March 2018 08:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 39 ]
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And to think used to be we only had to worry about Melancholy Accidents - not kids with murder in their hearts and souls.

Here’s an interesting article on the history of Melancholy Accidents, that would be death by gun accidents.
We even know who the first victim was.

Melancholy Accidents
By Peter Manseau


As a window into human misfortune, #gunfail is hard to beat. The Twitter hashtag, used most persistently and effectively by the
Daily Kos’s David Waldman (@KagroX), provides a depressingly clear view of the many ways Americans find to
accidentally shoot themselves: cleaning guns, dropping guns, “overhandling” guns, allowing guns anywhere near children or dogs.

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The first American gunfail on record seems to have occurred not long after Governor John Winthrop dreamed of establishing a
“city upon a hill” in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. By the end of the colony’s first decade, with the population of Boston growing quickly,
it was a fairly common occurrence for a number of ships full of new settlers to arrive from England on any given day.  ...

Gunpowder is an unpredictable substance, however. “The powder in the touchhole being wet,” Winthrop noted in his journal,
“and the ship having fresh way with wind and tide, the shot took place in the shrouds and killed a passenger.”

The gunner had fired through the rigging and hit one of the hopeful new colonists—“an honest man,”
Winthrop said, who had survived the ocean passage only to be shot dead upon arrival.

The next day, the governor and magistrates rowed out to view the body and determine how this tragedy had occurred.
“Hearing all the evidence,” Winthrop wrote, they “found that he came to his death by the providence of God.” ...

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Posted: 05 March 2018 08:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 40 ]
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By Peter Manseau   March 21, 2013
https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/melancholy-accidents

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Posted: 05 March 2018 08:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 41 ]
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Citizenschallenge-v.3 - 05 March 2018 08:32 AM

By Peter Manseau   March 21, 2013
https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/melancholy-accidents

Sure, ‘he came to his death by the providence of God’!! No wonder the gun-fools are also God-fools!

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Posted: 05 March 2018 08:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 42 ]
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Yeah. guns don’t kill people.

Blame it on blood loss.

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Posted: 14 March 2018 06:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 43 ]
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Students demand action on gun violence with nationwide walkout

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/national-school-walkout-marks-month-parkland-mass-shooting-n856386

Will the gun-crazy adults and the people who make money through making and selling guns hear the cry of these lovely young kids?

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Posted: 14 March 2018 06:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 44 ]
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I heard one kid put it quite well

When the adults and like kids,
and the kids need to act like adults,
something has got to change.

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Posted: 19 March 2018 01:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 45 ]
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US Boy, 9, Kills Sister, 13, over Video Game

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43455550

Another senseless premature end of a human life, thanks to the gun-nut culture! Shouldn’t the parents here be charged for aiding the death of a human being by their careless storage of a gun in the house?

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