I just posted on another blog about how Harvey Milk used to say something like that there are people who want to or get pleasure from being cruel. His line of reasoning went on that society doesn't allow people to do or say hurtful things to its members, so these people look for people not accepted by society because they can be cruel to these outsiders, if not with society's blessing at least without being too harshly condemned.
Herodotus's account of the battle at Thermopylae, the narrow pass where 300 Spartans and their Greek allies made their last-ditch stand against tens of thousands of Xerxes's invading army. Although the Spartans were defeated and annihilated at Thermopylae, the battle played an important part in the Greek resistance to this second and final Persian invasion.
Cheap and easy machine guns courtesy of the NRA-- coming to your neighborhood school or theater at any time
If you think this equipment should be legal for the average person, deranged citizen or evil doer, you are sick.
Time to kick some ass at the ATF for this bullshit.
Is it going to take a shootup on the floor of the House or Senate to get the attention of these clowns? Probably so, since school, movie and nightclub massacres have resulted in nada action on assault weapons and cute little loophole devices to convert them to auto fire.
There isn't much time left until the Democratic Convention. Hillary Clinton needs to be indicted before that for the SO MANY illegal things that she has done to get the nomination.
Westerners , even so called 'enlightened' westerners when it comes to the middle east and the Muslim religion, suffer from 'cognitive dissonance' 'the mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas.'
Don't mean to disparage a great old soft-shoe man on the skids at the end of his career (or his poor doggie) by tying him to the extremely embarrassing loser; Chris Christie. That vindictive bully-crook as our AG would be such a crime in itself, certainly the absolute death knell of even a façade of US democracy. There rang a time after Mussolini and Hitler when even the pretense of freedom struck a dead chord. Attorney General Christie would certainly signify that moment here.
More than the fate of the Democratic Party, which is in no way imperilled, we should worry about the direction of this "populist surge" which all of a sudden becomes a problem when Trump arrives. The collapse of the left as a political force is complete insofar as the inabiity to muster a co-ordinated multi-city/state approach to building up grassroots political power will allow federal environmental regulations to be challenged even as the financial industry successfully squirms out from under the thumb of the regulators.
Too Big to fail implys that Big Banks have more credibility than what is actually the case
Democratic Progressive Party Platform (Original rough draft)
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Stop the Climate Warming
Reduce Carbon Emissions As Soon As Possible
Move away from Fossil Fuels as our energy preference
New Technology to take carbon out of atmosphere (cloud seeding, tree planting and stopping deforestation)
When speaking with lobbyists our elected representatives are our voice in gov't. Lobbyists are representing a particular position that their clients want the gov't. (that means us) to take. If we are to be an informed electorate, transparency in dealing on our behalf is required. Excepting matters of personal privacy and national security all other business is the business of the people. That cannot refer exclusively to the results of such business, but must apply primarily to the conduct of business.