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Trump's Biggest Whoppers

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2 hours ago, hamradio said:

Strange, when I was growing up during the 1960's, teens had guns - joined rifle clubs, hunt, target practice, etc. Couple of boys in my elementary school hunted.

Never had this problem with school and street shootings.

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Looks can be deceiving.

The Nelsons - - Ozzie and Harriet and Ricky and David really were a Dysfunctional Family  in real life.

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1 hour ago, jakeem said:

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says there are too many entrances and exits to schools, and that is why shootings are able to happen. "Had there been one single entrance possibly for every student, maybe he would have been stopped."

BREAKING NEWS: 1500 dead in Texas High School fire because Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick removed all of the doors.

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3 hours ago, hamradio said:

So a kid raised in a proper environment, well adjustment will simply go out and shoot people for no reason? Your reply does not answer the root of the problem just "blame the gun".

You don't understand.  The NRA, the gun  manufacturers, the GOP and their supporters have provided the means with which the individual can KILL in massive numbers or from a distance.  The means is the gun.

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3 hours ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

My understanding is that very violent video games are more to responsible then any of the factors Cid mentioned.

 

How is that possible?  Considering how many millions of people play these violent games, there should be mass shootings at every school in America every day.  The ease with which they obtain the weapons and the ammunition and the types of weapons is directly responsible for how many people get shot.

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3 hours ago, hamradio said:

James, the NRA is 146 years old!! The rise of school shootings like LawrenceA pointed out goes back to 1999. This is simple scapegoating that doesn't address the larger issue with troubled teens.

 

When founded the NRA had the purpose of promoting hunting.  Hence, the RIFLE in the name. It has only been in the last few decades that it has abandoned that concept and replaced it with promoting ZERO regulation of firearms of all kinds, or as close to it as it can get.  The bulk of its money comes from the gun manufacturers and dealers, not "hunters."

As for the good old days, I grew up then too.  I had friends who hunted.  Heck I even had a gun and hunted some.  Our father's had to purchase the guns. NOBODY had automatic or semi-automatic weapons of mass destruction.  That is what they have now.  So let's don't drag the good ol' days into this because they are totally irrelevant.

Not saying that there are not mental, behavior and family life issues that contribute.  But end of the day, it is the easy access to weapons of mass destruction capability.  IMO, any weapon that lets you kill more than one or two people in a single event is a weapon of mass destruction.

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5 minutes ago, jakeem said:

no excuse for that whatsoever.

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No longer "he's totally innocent & Witch Hunt"

but "nyaa-nyaa, Ya Can't Get ME!!" :P

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Trump’s New Strategy for Responding to Robert Mueller

The president’s message focuses on undermining the investigators and investigation,

rather than insisting that no crimes were committed.

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/05/trumps-new-strategy-for-responding-to-robert-mueller/560723/?utm_source=atltw

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California finally deserves a great Governor, one who understands borders, crime and lowering taxes. John Cox is the man - he’ll be the best Governor you’ve ever had. I fully endorse John Cox for Governor and look forward to working with him to Make California Great Again!

6:00 PM - 18 May 2018

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"Trump, sorry man, you have ties to the American mob, the Russian mob, to Russian hookers, to the Kremlin, to indicted co-conspirators, to **** goons and shady lawyers and tax evaders, fraudulent businesses and fake charities and bribes and hush money and porn stars...This is what the FBI does. They investigate shady people like you."

-- Bill Maher of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" on reports that the FBI planted a spy in the 2016 Trump presidential campaign.

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The fact that the FBI ran an informant at three Trump aides is news. The reporters who dug it out are to be commended. It also happens to debunk Trump’s narrative that there was a spy in his campaign. Details of this investigation are worthy subjects of reporting. Truth matters.

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Jeff Sessions met with members of a secretive conservative group, telling them the asylum process is riddled with “ridiculous loopholes” that let people avoid deportation by claiming they fear persecution in their countries of origin, @woodruffbets reports

https://www.thedailybeast.com/attorney-general-jeff-sessions-huddles-with-secretive-conservative-group-to-warn-against-open-door-asylum?via=twitter_page

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