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  • Do We Still Need the Second Amendment?

    03/23/2018 9:45:34 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 37 replies
    Folio Weekly ^ | March 21, 2018 | PARVEZ AHMED
    Americans rarely, if ever, agree on anything. But a recent Quinnipiac survey showed that 97 percent support universal background checks for gun ownership. And yet the U.S. Congress remains paralyzed by inaction. The same Quinnipiac survey showed that nearly 7 in 10 Americans want a nationwide ban on assault weapons, including 43 percent of Republicans. And yet the Republican-controlled Florida legislature, along party lines, refused to debate the banning of assault weapons, like AR-15s, the weapon of choice for many mass shooters, including the Parkland shooter who killed 14 high-school students and three adults. During a meeting with victims of...
  • That man John Bolton 2.0 and Donald will deliver! (vanity)

    03/23/2018 9:19:22 PM PDT · by dennisw · 21 replies
    self | 3 23 2018 | self
    Trump caved because the two sex scandal gals made this traitorous Paul Ryan-Schumer-Pelosi Democrat budget too hard to surmount. We are down temporarily. I planted some sunflowers from Home Depot that were having some trouble. I saw today the top roots were exposed so I piled on some dirt and watered lightly. I just checked them out ten minutes ago in the dark with a flashlight. And other things more edible that I have growing. Trump is having dirt piled on him every day. In addition to the usual I am talking Playboy porn star dirt. He had his fun...
  • Maine Voices: It’s time for a gun abolition movement

    03/23/2018 8:59:49 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 36 replies
    Press Herald ^ | February 25, 2018 | Greg Bates
    MONROE — As students under fire in Florida speak out to end mass shootings, many hope this time it’s different. Indeed, their demand is compelling: Our representatives in Washington must act less like politicians and more like parents. Most of them have children; they should act like it. But a fuzzy demand for “gun control” will likely squander this opportunity to save lives. To end gun deaths, we need to ban all civilian guns.
  • Student charged with making six bomb threats in four days at Central High School

    03/23/2018 7:23:42 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    ABC Action News Tampa ^ | 3/23/18 | Mary Stringini
    A student was arrested on Friday for allegedly making six false bomb threat reports at Central High School and Endeavor Academy in Hernando County. The student is a 17-year-old female, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. "I think students don't always think about the consequences of their actions," said Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis, following the student's arrest. The first two bomb threats were called in on Monday just minutes apart around 12:44 p.m. The third, Tuesday at 7:45 a.m. The 4th and 5th, Wednesday at 7:40 a.m., then again at 10:30 a.m. The 6th threat came in on...
  • White House announces ban on most transgender service members

    03/23/2018 6:34:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 75 replies
    See BS ^ | 3/23/18
    The White House announced Friday that the Trump administration would implement its ban on all transgender service in the military "except under certain limited circumstances." It would also stop all use of Defense Department or Homeland Security resources to fund new sex reassignment surgeries, except to protect the health of individuals who have already begun treatment to reassign his or her sex. The announcement was expected, since it was part of President Trump's executive memo in August 2017 renewing a former transgender military service. According to the White House memo, "transgender persons with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria -- individuals...
  • Michael Bennett’s ‘Things That Make White People Uncomfortable’ due out in April

    03/23/2018 6:11:44 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 54 replies
    Q13 Fox ^ | January 29, 2018 | Q13 Fox Staff
    SEATTLE – No, Michael Bennett wasn’t kidding about his book. Bennett, the Seattle Seahawks Pro Bowl defensive end, has been talking for months about a book he’s been writing called “Things That Make White People Uncomfortable.” The book now has a release date. According the Haymarket Books, the publisher, it will be available in hardback on April 3 and as an e-book on April 25.
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    03/23/2018 6:07:46 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 123 replies
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  • Parkland students flown to DC on Patriots plane

    03/23/2018 5:58:49 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 40 replies ^ | - 03/23/18 12:45 PM EDT | By Max Greenwood
    Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were flown to Washington, D.C., on Thursday on the New England Patriots' official plane ahead of Saturday's March for Our Lives. The Boston Globe reported Friday that team owner Robert Kraft sent the plane to fly survivors and the families of victims of the Feb. 14 shooting in Parkland, Fla., to the nation's capital. Kraft's decision came at the behest of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, the Globe
  • Elon Musk deletes SpaceX, Tesla Facebook pages

    03/23/2018 4:55:22 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 27 replies
    CNET ^ | March 23, 2018 | Erin Carson
    Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is the latest to jump on the #DeleteFacebook bandwagon. In response to a question from a Twitter user about deleting SpaceX's Facebook page, Musk replied on Friday: "I didn't realize there was one. Will do." He then deleted the SpaceX page, as well as the Tesla page.
  • Growing questions about CNN's airport monopoly as network veers left

    03/23/2018 4:45:43 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/23/18 ? | Brian Flood
    CNN’s ubiquitous presence in airports -- where it broadcasts from thousands of screens to a captive audience of millions -- is facing new scrutiny after the cable network's hard left turn. *** “How are airports justifying the idea of bombarding captive viewers with content many of them oppose? Sadly, almost any outlet is fairer now than CNN,” Gainor said. *** CNN pays airports to leave the network on ***. *** The airport version of CNN, which launched back in 1992, airs in roughly 60 of America’s most bustling travel hubs. Trip Savvy recently listed the 25 busiest airports in America...
  • How Successful Climate Pressure Tactics Paved The Way For Gun Control Bullying

    03/23/2018 4:14:14 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 23, 2018 | Julie Kelly
    The gun control lobby is borrowing the playbook from one of the most effective propaganda campaigns in history: anthropogenic global warming. From engaging celebrity activists to bullying private industry to portraying opponents as murderers, the well-funded and highly-orchestrated gun control lobby is copying the same approach that has been successfully deployed by the international climate change movement to sell the dubious claim that humans are causing global warming.
  • Hungary Warns of 'Global Government' That Will 'Strip People' of Identities

    03/23/2018 4:03:13 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/22/18 | Victoria Friedman
    In his address at a conference Monday, the founding member of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s conservative Fidesz party stated that “the new technique and ideology of government is aimed at creating (societies) without an identity”. Referring to proponents of global governance as “potential colonists”, Mr. Kövér said: “They want to strip people of their religious, national, family, and even sexual identities so that they are no longer able to recognise, express or enforce their own interests.” Hungary has been at the forefront of the battle against the erosion of the nation-state and conservative values with Prime Minister Orbán, vowing last...
  • Former Obama State Dept. Spox: Gee, I'm Offended That People Think The Left Hates Christians

    03/23/2018 3:52:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | March 24, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    So, does the Left hate Christianity?  There have been a more than a few disconcerting moments from the news media and others, where they’ve attacked people’s faiths. You had The View’s Joy Behar mocking Vice President Mike Pence’s faith, saying he was mentally ill in February. Behar apologized to Pence personally, which we only found out through an ABC shareholders meeting earlier this month. Pence accepted the apology, but wanted a public one as well. On March 13, Behar publicly apologized (via WaPo): “I think Vice President Pence is right; I was raised to respect everyone’s religious faith, and I...
  • Does the Universe Care About Stephen Hawking?

    Famed scientist Stephen Hawking died earlier this week at the age of 76. He is largely regarded as one of the most important physicists in history. Of course, the tributes came pouring in. While most commemorated his genius and determination to transcend the debilitating effects of ALS, others attempted more nuanced commentary. Like USA Today which took Hawking’s death as opportunity to remind us of the physicist’s view that “Heaven is a fairy story.” Hawking, who died at 76, spoke candidly in a 2011 Guardian interview about what he believes happens when people die. He told the Guardian that while...
  • Harvard students can soon report professors for ‘offensive’ remarks made in class

    03/23/2018 2:38:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 23, 2018 | Bradford Richardson
    Harvard University is expanding course evaluations to allow students to report professors who say “offensive” things in class or make them feel “uncomfortable.” The update to the Q Guide, the online course evaluation system at Harvard, was announced Thursday night by Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris, at a town hall convened to discuss the power dynamic between students and professors at the elite Ivy League institution. When an attendee at the town hall mentioned a system for reporting “offensive” remarks already in place at Harvard’s School of Public Health, Mr. Harris said administrators are working to add a...
  • Comedian Byron Allen buys the Weather Channel for $300M

    03/23/2018 2:09:47 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 69 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/22/2018 | Alexandra Steigrad
    The Weather Channel TV network was sold Thursday — to comedian-turned-media mogul Byron Allen. Allen’s Entertainment Studios Inc. bought the 36-year-old TV staple from the Blackstone Group, Bain Capital and Comcast. Terms of the sale were not disclosed, but sources pegged the price at about $300 million. The network and its digital property — — were purchased by the trio 10 years ago for $3.5 billion. The web properties were sold to IBM in 2015 for $2 billion. “The Weather Channel is one of the most trusted and extremely important cable networks, with information vitally important to the safety...
  • Michael Bennett Charged For Attacking An Elderly Paraplegic Victim

    03/23/2018 1:49:07 PM PDT · by detective · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/23/2018 | Jena Greene
    Newly signed Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett has been indicted by a Harris County grand jury for allegedly assaulting an elderly person. According to local Houston news outlet KHOU, Bennett was indicted on Friday for “injuring a 66-year-old paraplegic who was working at NRG Stadium to control access to the field at Super Bowl LI.” Authorities claim Bennett was a spectator at the game and was cheering on his brother Martellus, then New England Patriots tight end. After the Patriots won, Bennet reportedly tried to storm the field but the victim told him to use a different entrance. He...
  • Australia | NSW Supreme Court Decision a Disaster for Gun Owners

    03/23/2018 1:27:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2017, when I visited Australia, Donald Eykamp had an ongoing appeal at the New South Wales Supreme Court. That case has been resolved. The decision came down on 18 December 2017. I was unable to obtain a copy of the decision until after I had returned to Australia. I carefully read the decision, then conferred with an Australian barrister. The decision was a disaster for gun owners. It gave the New South Wales Police everything they asked for. Then, it gave them things they did not ask for.For a while, the politics looked promising. The New South Wales...
  • The University of Denial

    03/23/2018 1:18:27 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 22, 2018 | Amy Wax
    ‘Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away,” observed― Philip K. Dick in “I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon.” Somewhere deep in a file drawer, or on a computer server humming away in a basement, are thousands upon thousands of numbers, with names and identities attached. They’re called grades. They represent an objective reality, which exists independent of what people want reality to be. They sit silently, completely indifferent to indignation, angry petitions, irritable gestures, teachers’ removal from classrooms—all the furor and clamor of institutional politics. Those numbers are now solely within the control of...

    03/23/2018 12:26:15 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    The media’s favorite gun control activist, Parkland, Fla., student David Hogg, wants you to know he’s "disgusted." Hogg, who just turned 18, has became a constant media fixture since last month’s mass shooting in Florida. And in almost every interview Hogg’s given over the last four weeks, Hogg's at some point mentioned that he’s “disgusted” or that he finds something “disgusting.” Here are 16 things that disgust David Hogg: 1 — Marco Rubio giving a long answer at the CNN town hall on gun control 2 — Donald Trump Jr. liking a tweet 3 — The NRA opposing bans on...