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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah, kansas. our constant reminder of why the middle ages sucked.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your time is running out

This is getting better day by day. Please, oh please dont let #TehDonald raise tariff on popcorn!.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Let's just make teachers carry guns!

Teacher in custody after barricade incident evacuates Dalton High School in Georgia

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Frazier says at about 11:30 a.m., the teacher told the students to leave the classroom, and he locked them out. The students alerted the principal, who then tried to get inside the classroom. Frazier says the principal then heard at least one gunshot. He says officers later confirmed that Davidson fired a shot into an exterior window while that was happening.

Frazier later identified the teacher as Randal Davidson, who teaches social studies

(By the way, it turns out that guy had a history ackin' cray-cray and had his rifles taken away a couple of years ago after setting his car on fire...)

Bah, just an isolated incident! Still, make the teachers bring guns to class! It's the only way to keep our children safe!

Teacher, reserve cop accidentally fires gun in Calif. high school, police say

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SEASIDE, Calif. -- A teacher accidentally fired a gun inside a classroom here on Tuesday afternoon and a student was slightly hurt, authorities said. Dennis Alexander was teaching public safety for his Administration of Justice class in Seaside High School when a shot went off around 1:20 p.m., reports CBS Monterey, California affiliate KION-TV.

Alexander is also a reserve police officer for Sand City Police, authorities said.

Alexander "accidentally discharged his firearm into the ceiling," said Seaside Police Chief Abdul Pridgen.

Though the gun didn't shoot anyone directly, "Fragments from the bullet struck a student in the neck," Pridgen said.

The Monterey Peninsula Unified School District put him on administrative leave.

"Upon learning of the incident, school site administration, the District Office, and the Seaside Police Department immediately began investigating, including interviewing students in the class. It was determined that there was no immediate threat to students or staff, and school remained in session," the district said in a statement.

"My God, [it's] good that it went up to the ceiling -- what if someone, somehow, got hit?" parent Halie Martinez remarked to KION. "There should be precautions when it comes to that."

Seaside Police say they don't need to be notified when a gun is being used in class, but they told KION bringing a gun into a classroom is unusual.

"Best practice is you don't take live firearms into a classroom," Chief Pridgen said. "You take what is called a dummy gun, which looks like a real gun but you can't even put a magazine in it and you certainly can't put bullets in it. I'm not sure what circumstances led to a firearm being used in this class."


The district said in a statement that, " California law prohibits firearms on campus, and MPUSD's Board of Education policy prohibits any person other than authorized law enforcement or security personnel from possessing weapons, imitation firearms, or dangerous instruments of any kind in school buildings, on school grounds or buses, or at a school-related or school-sponsored activity away from school, or while going to or coming from school."

It wasn't clear whether Alexander had broken that law or those district policies.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

20,000 people in Illinois voted in the district GOP primary for a holocaust denier and former American Nazi Party member, who won because he ran uncontested.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

drat, can't find any numbers on how many republicans cast a vote in district 3 (looks like 92K democrats). but still....20,000 people unrelated to him cast a vote for this loon? did they even bother to check up on what he stands for, or did they just automatically cast a vote?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
drat, can't find any numbers on how many republicans cast a vote in district 3 (looks like 92K democrats). but still....20,000 people unrelated to him cast a vote for this loon? did they even bother to check up on what he stands for, or did they just automatically cast a vote?


I think the even more worrying question is those who knew exactly what he stands for, and voted for him anyways.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So just incase everyone's forgotten about the GOP's favorite byproduct of gay sex , he's here to chime in with his own $.02:

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/03/25/santorum-cpr-parkland-students-guns-484543?cmpid=sf

Santorum: Parkland students should learn CPR instead of marching


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Former GOP Pennsylvania senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Sunday that students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, should‘ve responded to the massacre of their classmates by “taking CPR classes” instead of “looking to someone else to solve their problem.”

In an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Santorum was arguing gun laws wouldn’t make schools safer on their own when he made the comments, and said the students should instead focus on ways to help respond to a mass shooter instead of advocating for tougher laws.

“How about kids instead of looking to someone else to solve their problem, do something about maybe taking CPR classes or trying to deal with situations that when there is a violent shooter [so] that you can actually respond to that?” he said during a panel discussion.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah yes, CPR. That'll take care of that bullet in the head!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

only a douche like santorum could equate working together to found a actual movement and orchestrating nation-wide protests with "looking to someone else to solve their problems".

and anyway, isn't that what elected people are elected to do - solve problems for their constituents? by, like, passing laws, which is a thing pretty much only they can do? what exactly were you going to do as president, ricky - concentrate on solving your own problems and to hell with the rest of the country? ....guess that's why trump got elected, people want politicians who work for themselves, and not their constituents Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

People are asking others to do something for them politically because they're not old enough to vote yet? WHAT KIND OF GREEDY ENTITLED BABY-CHILDREN ARE THESE??? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kentucky now has a new law which dramatically cripples assessments of black lung for compensation. NPR has the details.
https://www.npr.org/2018/03/31/598484688/kentucky-lawmakers-limit-black-lung-claims-reviews-despite-epidemic

In both houses, the voting was almost entirely along party lines. No bonuses for guessing which party approved the changes.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i guess i'll put this here, since it seems to be promoting a general GOP agenda. seems the border patrol has been inflating its reporting of assaults on agents...thus demonstrating that they need more money and that wall, to keep them safe.

safe from a new assault accounting procedure, apparently:
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In response to questions from The Intercept, Coleman explained in an email that “an incident in the Rio Grande Valley Sector on February 14, 2017, involved seven U.S. Border Patrol Agents assaulted by six subjects utilizing three different types of projectiles (rocks, bottles, and tree branches), totaling 126 assaults.”

According to conventional law enforcement accounting, this single incident should have been tallied as seven agents assaulted — not seven agents times six perpetrators times three projectiles. Subtracting the seven agents from 126 leaves 119 extra “assaults” that falsely and grossly inflate the data, making it appear to the public that far more agents were assaulted.


as it happens, the FBI keeps its own records, which show a somewhat different picture:
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Rather than a picture of increasing violence against Border Patrol agents, what emerges from the FBI’s data is that the Border Patrol’s job has never been safer. The decrease was so significant that by 2016, according to FBI statistics, Border Patrol agents were about five times less likely to be assaulted than officers in local police departments — and only half as likely to be killed on the job by homicide or by accident. As the Cato Institute observed in November, “Regular Americans are more than twice as likely to be murdered in any year from 2003 through 2017 than Border Patrol agents were.”


but hey - we all know the FBI is really a tool of the democrats, right? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
i guess i'll put this here, since it seems to be promoting a general GOP agenda. seems the border patrol has been inflating its reporting of assaults on agents...thus demonstrating that they need more money and that wall, to keep them safe.

safe from a new assault accounting procedure, apparently:
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In response to questions from The Intercept, Coleman explained in an email that “an incident in the Rio Grande Valley Sector on February 14, 2017, involved seven U.S. Border Patrol Agents assaulted by six subjects utilizing three different types of projectiles (rocks, bottles, and tree branches), totaling 126 assaults.”

According to conventional law enforcement accounting, this single incident should have been tallied as seven agents assaulted — not seven agents times six perpetrators times three projectiles. Subtracting the seven agents from 126 leaves 119 extra “assaults” that falsely and grossly inflate the data, making it appear to the public that far more agents were assaulted.


as it happens, the FBI keeps its own records, which show a somewhat different picture:
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Rather than a picture of increasing violence against Border Patrol agents, what emerges from the FBI’s data is that the Border Patrol’s job has never been safer. The decrease was so significant that by 2016, according to FBI statistics, Border Patrol agents were about five times less likely to be assaulted than officers in local police departments — and only half as likely to be killed on the job by homicide or by accident. As the Cato Institute observed in November, “Regular Americans are more than twice as likely to be murdered in any year from 2003 through 2017 than Border Patrol agents were.”


but hey - we all know the FBI is really a tool of the democrats, right? Rolling Eyes


Shhhhhh, we don't want to hear those facts! They don't coincide with our perception of reality!

Seriously though, that's kind of interesting. Personally, I wouldn't have thought that border patrol were safer than the average citizen, I would have thought they would have been about the same as police.

Maybe move some of that border patrol funding to police departments. It'd probably do more good there (unless they keep buying military surplus).
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

most border crossers don't want to get into a confrontation, and of course a lot of them are women and children who probably wouldn't pick a fight with an armed man in any event. and there are a fair number of people nowadays who cross the border in hopes of getting asylum, so they are looking for someone to surrender to. so i'm not surprised that BP officers are generally less at risk than other law enforcement officers.

i am very concerned about what appears to be an institutional politicization of the border patrol. sure, every law enforcement agency always wants more funds, and it's not unheard of for them to pad all sorts of stats to get them....but it's never good when it happens. and it's really not good when it happens in an administration that seems set to politicize everything, and doesn't seem to have much of a concept of ethics.
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oliver North tapped to be the next president of the National Rifle Association.

It makes sense; he has a lot of experience selling weapons.
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