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Old 09-02-2019, 06:56 PM
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Another horrific event or events in Texas yesterday. Just terrifying & I saw on ''A.M. Joy'' earlier today someone mention that if immigrants or African Americans or Latinos were doing most of the mass shooting in the U.S. that Mitch McConnell & other Republicans would be as outraged by it as many on the left are here in the U.S. & perhaps pass legislation abo gun control but of course it's not politicians family in almost every case of mass shootings that get shot. To make matters worse, Texas is making it even easier for people in that state to get guns & allowing them in churches. Here's a link to each of those 2 stories:

https://www.koco.com/article/odessa-...oting/28879112

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^ Yeah. The racism behind gun laws in your country isn't lost on anyone.
Thanks for all of the news. As for Guatemala, we caused most of what is happening there. Most of what is going wrong in South America. They see the mafia work, so there you go. No country cares. Screw them, we refuse to help you.

Bullet proof backpacks have definitely been around for what seems like forever. It's disgusting. "We're sorry that you go to school to learn, and that you're risking your life to do so. We can't help you, other than to give you bullet proof accessories. Not our job to protect you."

It's only racism if it's a brown/black person shooting white people.
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Old 09-03-2019, 03:16 PM
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I think that McConnell should put some gun legislation on Trump's desk & see if he signs anything, instead of waiting for the President to tell him what to do & don't even get me started on the N.R.A.'s response to Walmart deciding to end handgun ammo sales.



The search for people in that recent Southern Cal. boat fire has been called off. Here's a link to an update: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...-cruz-n1049016
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McConnell only does the potus bidding. His state is sold out to Russia, Trump knows it, and they seem to think we don't know it. As for the NRA, them. Also, hooray for Walmart, and their decision. It's about time.

Thank you for the link. I wasn't sure what had happened with the boat fire. It's really sad that a good event turned into that.
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POTUS is waiting for the legislative branch to do something about gun control; McConnell is waiting for POTUS to dom something about gun control... Is it any wonder that nothing gets done?

Meanwhile: Texas shooting: Gunman had just been fired, police say And he got his hands on guns despite not being suitable under existing gun contol legislation, so we totally have time for the GOP to get its collective head out of its collective butt, huh?
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I don't have the link right now, but an Iranian women reportedly set herself on fire after trying to get into a Tehran stadium to watch a football match.
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Iran's 'blue girl' dies after setting herself on fire

She set herself on fire a week ago. She died yesterday. And she set herself on fire to avoid going to jail, since she was awaiting trial for trying to get into the arena. Knowing what we know abou how women are treated in Iranian prisons, I can't say I blame her for reacting dramatically.
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OK. I think I just found out about it on Monday. In not surprising news, Trump's administration won't give temporary protected status to people that fled the Bahamas for the U.S.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/imm...-fled-n1052561
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And he wonders why people from countries whose economy is actually stable (thanks in no small part to socialist approaches) don't want to emigrate to the United States more. Honestly, the real mystery is how anyone in the United States can be proud to have such a ridiculous clown as president.

But there is good news to be had today: Fugitive murder suspects captured in Arizona: U.S. Marshals Service I don't know how dangerous they are since they "only" killed one man, which makes it sound like they had a problem with that specific individual and aren't necessarily raving psychopaths. But I do fundamentally believe in people facing the consequences of their actions, so I'm glad they were caught without even more loss of life.

Aaron Persky: Brock Turner judge fired from coaching girls How that man was ever allowed near minor girls is beyond me.
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Thanks for that news. I didn't know who he is.
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I didn't know who he was, either. I have to agree, Sunny. It seems like people like him's, rights are more protected than girls, boys, and women.

U.S. has waived background checks at teen migrant detention centers, for FBI, and for temporary mental health "professionals" at child detention camps. https://www.apnews.com/0c62b088c27147b0a6055d1e8394a3af I guess the torture from being separated from their families, and locked up, isn't enough torture for kids. (old news, but not really known, or reported, of course)
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The worst part of those detention centers is that the actually qualified mental and health professional are thin on the ground. The vast majority of state employees are not equipped to deal with minors period, and certainly not with minors in that large a scale.

White House says bin Laden son killed in U.S. operation At some point, the U.S. government will have to catch up to you guys's intellifence community that indicates that domestic terrorism is wherr it's at. And that's gonna need to happen even under a GOP president, because while Hamza bin Laden may have been "taken care of," who knows how many white supremacists are planning another massacre.

And if you're gonna have such a hard-on about focusing on foreign terrosim, for the love of God, take better care of your veterans: Father was bitten more than 100 times by ants at veterans' home, woman says. Who knows if he died because of those conditions, but I don't think it acceptable that he died in these conditions, period.

Ocean Viking: Italy allows migrants to disembark The new coalition only took power on Tuesday and it's already moving the needle in the right direction. Now, Italy has not achieved stability with coalition government, so who knows how long this lasts until this government is also defeated, but so far, I'm hopeful.
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