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Walt - you do know it's the NRAs fault.
"Few Americans understand that a gun in the home increases the risk of completed suicide". So - the contention is that in any given home the introduction of a firearm increases the desire by some one in that home to kill themselves? I'd love to hear the theory about that nonsense. Can't help but notice there's nothing said about the method of the suicide. What is it about fire arms that causes folks to become irrational?
My 'review' of the show was just a quick one as it was late and I wanted to hit the sack. It was polite and well ordered. Definitely. Johnson did have some very good things to say. But I didn't like his opening line about needing full gun registration. It doesn't stop gun violence and it provides the govt with a list of houses to visit. His comment on suicide was honest but probably came across as heartless and uncaring to most of that crowd. The HS kid was a left-wing tool. Cherry picked factoids and playing up the "I'm soooo fwightened!" BS. Wilcox couldn't get her story straight. She pointed out that CA had more guns than ever, yet also had a declining gun violence problem. She 'forgot' to mention that it was true for the rest of the nation even in states that don't have CA's strict gun control laws. She then said that "less guns equals less gun violence". Uh, honey - you just stated the opposite. Watched it on NCTV (streamed) and thought they did OK, with only a few camera miscues. All in all, everyone played their part. The judge did a good job of moderating. No one changed anyone's mind and today we get up and get on with our lives until the next nut job goes off the rails and it starts up all over.
It went per usual - Silver haired Gomes stated he worked for the legislature for 8 years. It showed. Buzz words. The English teacher roped into school security brought little to the table. The high school brat wanted big brother to take care of us. The Range owner wanted more business via govt dictate. Ms Wilcox did her usual - "my daughter got shot dead with a gun, so you had better listen to me or I'll cry and make you feel bad." Has anyone ever asked her what she would have done if her daughter had been strangled or knifed? I know - not allowed. She'll start crying. George did his best although the opening part was lost on the crowd. His closing was point on. Basically - you want to save youngins? Then focus on what kill 'em. But - that was never the point, was it?
"You are imagining things if you think they are coming for your guns." Hard to reason with a person who would post that line.
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"...what more control does the government need???" Apparently the confiscation of millions of rifles. Other wise, why are we having this conversation?
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ArchieB at 12:17 - "In this age of high speed world-wide communictions, the barrel of a gun is not necessary, at least not in First World countries." See my 5:40 and 9:22 - I rest my case.
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Well, you can. The left is pretty good at dismissing history as well. Every evil tyrant of the 20th (and 21st) Century made darn well sure the people to be subjugated were first disarmed. But as you pointed out - the left is expert at dismissing reality. I'm just thinking that the more you talk about PF, the more their skin will crawl. That crowd wants Big Brother, they have no intention of fighting it. I wish you well.
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George, I think you will find a lot of folks (possibly almost all) in the crowd this Friday are firmly in the camp that the govt should be more powerful and that our govt would surely never become tyrannical. They would simply be unable to entertain the idea of ever taking up arms against the authorities. For them, the talk of citizens shooting any govt official or soldier can only be the work of unhinged right wing crazies trying to overthrow a democratically elected govt. In short - talking about citizens having and using 'high powered' firearms will just scare most of them. I could be wrong, but I think that tack, although historically correct, would be a non-starter for the most of them. A much better line of reasoning for this crowd would be one of bringing in the facts that gun violence is declining, school shootings are declining, most gun violence involving criminal activity is highly concentrated in a few large metro areas, that most all of the likely mentioned 'fixes' of gun violence wouldn't have done one bit of good in most every single widely heralded case of gun violence, and mainly that if the parents in the audience are truly worried about the safety of their offspring they should realize the biggest danger to their children is vehicle crashes. A quick check of fatalities in the county would easily show far more teens and young folk dying in auto crashes than gun violence. Emphasize that certainly we do have a problem, but that problem is with mental illness and troubled youth let loose on society with overly lax controls on their behavior. Going after the millions of law abiding citizens with further controls on their legally owned fire arms is not the answer.
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According to Wikipedia the number of Americans in the armed forces is approx 1.282 mil. With another .8 mil available through the national guard. So - how many of those troops are combat ready ground troops available for fighting against the American public in the US? Desertion and wholesale mutiny against a tyrannical American govt would probably halve those numbers. Against that pitiful bunch would be arrayed about 15 to 20 million men and women fighting on home ground with a much higher motivational effort. So bring on the A-10s, Mary. A lot of them are based not far from where I live and I can assure you - in the event of a civil war, hardly one would be available for any sort of action against the American public. The left never can seem to get it's story straight. On one hand, they claim the AR15 type rifles are unstoppable killers and then they pivot to laugh at American citizens armed with them as harmless 'pot-bellied' nothings.
On the 'progressive' front - "Russia responded angrily to a U.S.-led strike against Syria, warning of unspecified "consequences" that stoked fears the conflict could escalate." So - we'll be getting the dirt on Trump as promised by the lefties?
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Don - until you run out of it.
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"It’s no secret that SSI withholdings no longer pay for the program and now we are taking income tax revenue to cover the shortfall." Shhhh! The lefties are sleeping! Everything is juuuuust fine. Everyone is getting a check. Shhhhh. jonnie boy smith at 5:49 - squawk, squawk, squawk - you were asked a question, dude. What answer does the left have for the coming day when there's no money left in the till? We've already had this dance with CalPers. No problem, no problem - "you're just attacking the poor state workers" - then: OMG!!!!!!!!!! Stern voice over: "The governor and the legislature are addressing the 'potential' shortfall in the CalPers retirement system........" So - there was 'no problem' until after a few years they 'addressed' the problem. That didn't exist. So. How does the left propose to address the problem of entitlements and pre-promised goodies we don't have the money to pay for? We already know that soon we can completely eliminate the entire defense budget and still be tits up with our finances. What does jonnie boy have to say? Uh - Trump screwed a hooker.
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More news for Cali - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/12/exclusive-splitting-california-three-step-closer-billionaire/ It'll be Cali-A Cali-B and Cali-P. Because, DEMOCRACY!
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Watching Zuckerberg getting grilled in DC. I have no doubt that he has a high IQ. But - he has obviously never had any serious challenge to his beliefs or his ethics. Total deer in the headlights. When challenged on any specific case of anyone on the right being censored, he suddenly decides that his 'people' made a 'mistake'. Yeah - cause you got your sorry ass called on the carpet and you have to answer questions right now without the ability to hide behind your 'people'.
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Something being left out here in the discussion of labor markets is the fact of folks not involving themselves in the labor market due to the govt giving them a living. Farmers complain about needing workers due to the govt chasing away illegals, but actually it's the legal citizens being 'chased' away from working because the easier path is sitting on your butt collecting bennies. Oh - excuse me - 'entitlements'. Once half of Mexico has been declared to be due full SS and all the other benefits of American citizenship, the farmers will have a hard time finding anyone to work at any wage.
Here's one for Paul, who now seems sooooo concerned about deficits. http://dailycaller.com/2018/04/12/pelosi-wealth-mlk-balanced-budget-amendment-video/ Read this, Paul - and please get back to me about your new found interests. from Paul - "I didn't vote for her".
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It gets better - http://dailycaller.com/2018/04/12/comey-lynch-clinton-email/ ‘development still unknown to the American public to this day.' And probably will stay that way. The left loves ignorance.
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"Watch what he does, not what he claims" - some lefty guy. Judicial picks that will stave off insanity for years to come. Any questions? Love the lefties getting all uptight about sex. Never any of them complaining about JFK or RFK or MLK jr or endless etc and so forth. Still POTUS and y'all still ignorant lefties. Life is good. Not for the left, though. Even when they elect every one they want, life still sucks.
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" No way Trump is a Tea Party Republican." So - what's Trump supposed to do? If Trump had vetoed the budget, Paul would show up here complaining that Trump is a mad man shutting down the govt and killing people. Paul doesn't like Trump - we get it. The pres doen't have line item veto power. People keep voting for pretty much the same folks shuffling off to DC to spend trillions of dollars we don't have to buy votes so they can get re-elected. Paul keeps dreaming of that 'Blue Wave' taking back control of the legislature. And his magic 'free health care'. Then what will the deficits be? Double, triple? And what are Paul's specific solutions? Apparently look for more rocks to throw.
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You backed down pretty fast, Paul. So much for your previous post.
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There's more crap in this litter box than I've seen in a long time. Paul - Ryan was never any kind of Tea Party guy. Fiscal responsibility? If anyone in DC actually showed any fiscal responsibility there would be rioting in every city in America and you would would have a stroke on the spot. "Spend more and tax less is a sure recipe for deficit runaway." Next - Paul will announce the sun rising in the East. Tell you what Paul - why don't you run for Congress on the platform of raising everyone's taxes so they can all pay their 'fair share'. And be sure to let each tax bracket know how much more they will pay. Right? Anyone on the left has absolutely no standing to talk about fiscal responsibility. Our national spending has had a moon shot projection going clear back to the 60's. You want the Tea Party to dictate our national budget, Paul? I didn't think so. Bush - Obama - Trump -it doesn't seem to matter. But go ahead and bitch, Paul. If anyone did show fiscal constraint - you'd be among those calling for an armed revolution.
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jonnie boy at 9:17 - "Kids can't buy organic MJ grown under the sun, and have to resort to synthetic chemicals because of your prohibition." That sentence can only come from a die hard left winger. People chose to smoke or imbibe whatever. Nobody 'made' them do it.
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I checked out the No Labels website. Here are their 4 main agendas: "...creating 25 million net new jobs in the next decade, securing Medicare and Social Security for 75 years, balancing the federal budget by 2030 and achieving energy security by 2024." And of course they propose absolutely nothing specific. Have fun.
"... the Left has little to do with the subject of corporatism as we know it today." Total liar or totally ignorant. Take your pick and yes, I can back it up a dozen ways to Sunday. The American left loves corporatism. Lots of Republicans as well. But to say the American left has little or nothing to do with the 'subject' of corporatism - apparently the 'American left' must mean a handful of commies in some isolated cell in Ann Arbor. Mary Wanna been smoking way too much MJ.