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  1. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    22 Feb '18 13:07
    I saw that Trump interview and it left me speechless. We already know he's a mouth not attached to a brain, but teachers with guns - is this what Americans think their children should be prepared to live with? Maybe in Syria or Afghanistan, but I don't think kids in those countries would go for it either.
  2. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    23 Feb '18 04:23
    Originally posted by @metal-brain
    The corporate news media is at it again. Instead of focusing blame on the FBI for dropping the ball on investigating Cruz it ignores it and pulled the bait and switch tactic. Soon after this story came to light it was overshadowed by Mueller's allegations against certain Russian individuals. A distraction tactic to take attention away from the FBI's inc ...[text shortened]... ight?

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/02/florida-shooting-fire-fbi-chief-christoper-wray/
    How could it have been prevented under current Federal and Florida law? Cruz had no criminal record and got his AR-15 legally.

    There was even an armed deputy at the school who cowered outside when the shooting started. The right wing "solutions" just don't work.
  3. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    23 Feb '18 04:59 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @metal-brain
    So you are saying the FBI did a great job? No blame for the FBI?
    Maybe the FBI did drop a ball.
    I can’t say.
    However, if they did it’s hardly likely that the cause was that too many resources were being pumped into the Trump investigation.

    35.000 people work for the FBI.
    3 dozen (that’s 36) people are working on the Meuller team. Most of them have nothing to so with the FBI.

    Now, 42% of households in the US have at least 1 gun.

    The NRA has 5 million members.

    16 million US adults had a major depression in 2012 (quickest figure to pop out in search... nothing suggests that figure will be smaller in 2017).

    If the FBI failed, it was probably because the pond to sift through is so large.

    How many 15 to 20 year olds have a depression, have reasonable access to a gun and have shown signs they might get aggressive?

    How do you know, without hindsight, which ones to track more closely?

    Now, the FBI gets guidence lines with indicators, but they’re also very likely to recieve political pressure as well: foreigners, gang members, etc. And more often than not, political interference negatively influences the indicators (which the FBI has the most advanced set of in the world! That’s why they get asked to advise, even in countries like Russia).

    So, one of the US’s greatest assets is being questioned by the right-wing media over a situation beyond their control and blaming it misspent resources, which just isn’t true.

    You know what I think of you yanks, and even I have to admit that the FBI’s behavioural analysis is second to none.

    But when you have to fish the mad hatter out of an ocean of crazy, you are going to fail.
  4. 23 Feb '18 16:30
    YouTube

    For Whodey and Mutt and Philo and all the other right wing garbage people.
  5. Standard member vivify
    rain
    23 Feb '18 18:06
    This guy illustrates why simply handing out guns to staff won't work. We don't know who will crack under pressure when an assault rifle is aimed at them.

    Guns need to be taken away not given out.
  6. 18 Feb '18 00:02
    Originally posted by @ashiitaka
    I don't agree with most of those procedures either.

    To me, being transgender is a form of being unhappy with your physical appearance. Everyone suffers from this in some way or another. Just as anorexic people think they are fat and they become unwell.

    We should teach self acceptance instead of resorting to mutilation of what you were given.
    Would you deem them "mentally unwell" or mentally unfit to decide whether or not to elect to have the procedure?
  7. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    18 Feb '18 11:43
    Originally posted by @thinkofone
    One needs to decide whether or not one believes the gospel preached by Jesus during His ministry. I fully understand the you believe a different gospel.
    The only thing people need to wonder is why do people claiming that "real" Christians never sin never want to talk about their own supposedly "sinless" life?
  8. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    18 Feb '18 13:41
    Originally posted by @whodey
    I'm reminded when Obama tried to fill his cabinet. None of them paid their taxes either.

    1. Obama’s nominee to chair the National Intelligence Council, Chas Freeman, withdrew over questions about payments from the Saudi Arabian government, business ties to the state-owned China National Offshore Oil Corp., and negative statements he made about U.S. suppo ...[text shortened]... his name after it was discovered he received “service disabled veteran” status for sleep apnea.
    This "what about Obama" crap isn't going to work except on right wing partisan shills like yourself.
  9. 18 Feb '18 13:49
    Originally posted by @whodey
    All Trump has to do is appoint stooge FISA judges and then issue a FISA warrant against Hilary

    [youtube]C5aYgFts_Ag[/youtube]

    Two can play at this game. Look at all the money laundering that went on under Hillary.
    Gee, I wonder why no one is investigating Clinton for money laundering. Could it be... because there's no evidence?
  10. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    18 Feb '18 13:58
    Originally posted by @whodey
    Then prosecute him for colluding with the Russians, not tax evasion, not money laundering.

    If you can't put them away for the crime for which the warrant was made, then it just becomes a baseless witch hunt.

    It reminds me of laws down south in Louisiana. Police would pull people over for speeding and then find drugs and then impound the car. Trouble is, it was lucrative so they began planting drugs in nice cars.
    He may well be prosecuted. Or he may turn State's evidence and get an immunity deal.

    We'll have to wait and see. Partisan shills like you keep crying "baseless witch hunt" but Mueller keeps getting indictments and guilty pleas.
  11. Subscriber divegeester
    Nice suit...
    18 Feb '18 15:05
    Originally posted by @ghost-of-a-duke
    Good God man, clarify your position!

    Why call on others to explain your own ambiguous approach to the Bible?
    ToO has been playing this tactic for as long as I can remember; distil your POV down to a select section of the bible (here the words of Jesus) and then bash Christians round the head for being hypocrites while not letting on what you believe yourself so you don’t have to defend it.

    It’s about time he was called out over it and it’s obvious from his hemming and hawing, his refusal to answer reasonable spot on topic questions about his beliefs that it is making him uncomfortable.

    He is probably an ex Christian, ex theist, or atheist with a game plan and he plays it.
  12. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    18 Feb '18 19:15 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @freakykbh
    Seriously: instead of imagining horrid states of affairs, we ought to decide to put any and all weapons in the hands of the state.

    That way we can know that we are safe, since the state is made up of people who always follow the law.

    This new math is crazy good at solving problems, huh.
    Sarcasm does not suit you. Go back to defending Flat Earthers.

    You could care less how many people get killed by gunfire, now exceeding those killed in traffic accidents.
    I guess you figure it is just God's way of performing population control, just like tobacco, alcohol, and cancer.

    The NRA certainly could care less how many people die by gunshot. My own father was killed by gunshot in a robbery. You can imagine how I feel about gun control. Hint:

    I don't own a gun, will never own a gun and guess what. I am still alive. I don't need a gun to save my scrawny ass.
  13. 18 Feb '18 21:05
    Originally posted by @joe-shmo
    If you want to understand why I will protect the right to keep and bear arms, I believe this man summarizes it well...

    [youtube]B5ELyG9V1SY[/youtube]
    Started watching it because your introduction sparked my interest.

    Got to the leopard/gazelle comparison and turned it off.

    You're doomed, America. Doooooooomed!
  14. Standard member vivify
    rain
    18 Feb '18 21:10
    Originally posted by @whodey
    It's OK, I'm sure once Mueller is done with his investigation in 4 years or so
    Funny, that's exactly how long the Benghazi investigation lasted:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_investigation_into_the_2012_Benghazi_attack

    Oh wait, it's only okay if Reps do it.
  15. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    18 Feb '18 22:00 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by @joe-shmo
    If you want to understand why I will protect the right to keep and bear arms, I believe this man summarizes it well...

    [youtube]B5ELyG9V1SY[/youtube]
    In hundreds if not thousands of shows since the black and white era of television, Hollywood has promoted the idea that the gun in the right hand, is the best way to deal with gun violence. Yet this same Hollywood, through its 'atheistic amoral materialism" has also "contributed to the decline of civil virtue" in your society. So here's the question. How can you say on the one hand Hollywood's influence is destroying American culture and then almost in the same breath adhere to the very Hollywood principle that only violence can put down violence?