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Old 01-25-2018, 11:22 PM   #16
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Old 01-26-2018, 01:01 AM   #17
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... Very surprised to see nothing about the school shooting in KY. :/ ...
Unless you have evidence that they were also sexually harassed, it doesn't make the priority cut.
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Old 01-26-2018, 11:09 AM   #18
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I'm pretty sure we're good with that and with the Russians funding politicians through the NRA. No big wup, it's all good, no discussion needed.
Totally no big deal--no need to be a "Chicken Little" when everything is normal and fine.
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Old 02-01-2018, 08:54 PM   #19
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and they get younger. 12
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Old 02-01-2018, 09:40 PM   #20
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But, but, it was an accident.
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:53 PM   #21
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He says she told him that the gun was in her backpack and that it accidentally went off when she dropped the bag.
Several times.
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Old 02-01-2018, 11:17 PM   #22
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The police say it was an accident and she was booked on suspicion of negligent discharge of a firearm.
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Old 02-15-2018, 06:06 AM   #23
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Old 02-15-2018, 06:27 AM   #24
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Republicans are being woefully short-sighted, just like they were with healthcare. When 90% of the country agrees that something is a problem, then the other guys are going to pass the laws they want to pass as soon as they get back into power. The smartest thing Congress could do right now is pass an immediate ban on AR-15s. They wouldn't lose a single voter over it in November, because they've already lost everyone except their hardcore base anyway. 2018 is a write-off for them. But if they don't do anything, AGAIN, the Dems will pass much more than an assault ban when they inevitably win a majority of seats this fall.
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Old 02-15-2018, 06:32 AM   #25
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I'll tell you something else, too: I believe guns will become completely illegal in my lifetime. Because 3D printing is soon going to make any kind of partial restriction meaningless. They'll have to ban them entirely, including possession and dissemination of the patterns, in order to have any hope of controlling the criminals. Obviously there will still be a black market, but it'll be like child pornography: the kind of thing you go to jail just for owning.
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Old 02-15-2018, 02:28 PM   #26
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The cost would be lives. Many lives. It would be generations before ya made up the difference in saved lives.
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Old 02-15-2018, 05:43 PM   #27
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Didja know, this year is the first year that millennials aged 18 and up outnumber boomers?

This shooting is different. You can feel it. The number of teens who filmed it with their phones, the number of teens responding directly to bullshit "thoughts and prayers" politicians about what they saw with their own eyes. Mark my words, they're going to turn out in record numbers to vote.

Rubio is done for.

Also, by the way: www.draintheNRA.com. Find out what corporations are in bed with them. The boycotts are starting.
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Old 02-15-2018, 09:47 PM   #28
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Why Americans growing numb to mass shootings.
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Old 02-16-2018, 06:03 AM   #29
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... Mark my words, they're going to turn out in record numbers to vote. ... Also, by the way: www.draintheNRA.com. Find out what corporations are in bed with them. The boycotts are starting.
Record numbers won't be enough. It's still going to be only those directly involved and a few others within their realm of influence. The vast majority will be apathetic. They'll be out of school and preoccupied with making a living figuring it's now someone else's problem. That's the way their parents have raised them.

As for boycotts, the prognosis isn't any better this time than for the last few dozen times it's been done.
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Old 02-16-2018, 06:30 AM   #30
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I'm glad to say farewell to the boomers. The millennials I know are very connected with each other in a way that we don't get. They know that organizations like the NRA and the GOP stand between their generation and what they see as sensible solutions to generational problems. I have one very politically engaged kid and one who hates politics but they both vote every time.

I used to buy the whole 2nd Amendment and libertarian line and it took me an embarrassingly long time to figure out they are just a smoke screens for the most reactionary elements in our society.

Finishing Population Wars after setting it aside for too long, evolutionary biology has a lot to say about our politics and it is not an endorsement of survival of the fittest. Assimilation and accommodation more accurately describe survival.

Stream on consciousness off ramp... The GOP controlled house is going after Pappy Bushes' American's with Disabilities Act again.
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