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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:28 pm 
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Cheers Daley, yes that's the one I meant. The scary thing is that the gun deaths only cover 47 years, the war ones 242.

If the figures could be obtained for gun deaths 1775-1968, God knows how many that would be

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:22 am 
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The man who wrote the anti-trans bathroom bill just lost the election to a trans woman. Let that sink in.

1:07 AM - 8 Nov 2017


https://twitter.com/LEBassett/status/928066321958490113

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:11 pm 
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Voters today chose
-2 new Democratic governors
-2 black lieutenant governors
-2 transgender officials
-A Black Lives Matter lawyer as DA in Philly
-A Sikh mayor in Hoboken
-A socialist in Virginia
-To oust GOP mayor in Atlantic City
-And to expand Medicaid in Maine

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You forgot the first black Mayor in Charlotte

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And St Paul, #MN elected first African American mayor Melvin Carter.


https://twitter.com/keithboykin/status/ ... 3419224064

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:20 pm 
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This isn't the first time - there seems to be a pattern emerging:


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Donald J. Trump‏ @realDonaldTrump 16 hours ago
Ralph Northam will allow crime to be rampant in Virginia. He’s weak on crime, weak on our GREAT VETS, Anti-Second Amendment and has been horrible on Virginia economy. Vote @EdWGillespie today!


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Donald J. Trump‏ @realDonaldTrump 16 hours ago
@EdWGillespie will totally turn around the high crime and poor economic performance of VA. MS-13 and crime will be gone. Vote today, ASAP!




Trump endorsements count for fuck all. Evenier funnier because not that long ago he claimed someone was "begging him for an endorsement".



Then when his endorsement fails, he quickly disowns them:

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Donald J. Trump‏ @realDonaldTrump 16 hours ago
Ed Gillespie worked hard but did not embrace me or what I stand for. Don’t forget, Republicans won 4 out of 4 House seats, and with the economy doing record numbers, we will continue to win, even bigger than before!


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bluebellnutter wrote:
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The man who wrote the anti-trans bathroom bill just lost the election to a trans woman. Let that sink in.

1:07 AM - 8 Nov 2017


https://twitter.com/LEBassett/status/928066321958490113

You have to laugh, don't you?

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At Least 3 Dead In Shooting At Northern California Elementary School
The suspected shooter is reportedly dead after engaging with law enforcement.

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Officers are investigating multiple sites around Rancho Tehama Elementary School near Corning, California, after the shooting spree. A spokesman for the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the deaths and injuries, saying that children had been shot and that the suspect was dead


http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/s ... 6eece4c6bb

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Just another day in the USA..... :cry:

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As someone said, if Sandy Hook didn't sway them, nothing will.

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It's a death cult.

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They'd ban schools before they banned guns.

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The gun numbers: just 3% of American adults own a collective 133m firearms

Facts show owning more than 40 guns is actually fairly common in the United States, and violence falls most heavily on the country’s poorest neighborhoods

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... m-firearms

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:31 pm 
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There's obviously no way for this to go horribly wrong:

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New Wisconsin law allows toddlers to operate firearms

Wisconsin’s nine-day gun deer hunting season starts this weekend, and this year, for the first time, children of any age will be able to hunt with a firearm while accompanied by an adult. Last Saturday, Gov. Scott Walker quietly signed into law a bill that lifted age and firearm restrictions on adults hunting with small children.

In Wisconsin, hunters need to be at least 14 years old and pass a hunter’s safety class to hunt alone, but the state’s mentoring program allowed children 10 and up to hunt with an adult. The new law eliminates this age restriction, as well as lifts a ban on hunters carrying multiple firearms when they’re hunting with children.

Licences for the children now able to hunt under the new law went on sale Monday, making Wisconsin the 35th state to have no minimum hunting age.

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US Navy: Penis in sky drawn by jet trail was 'unacceptable'

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the aircraft involved was one of its Boeing EA-18G Growlers.

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Neat flying. Check out the Daily Mash's version. :wink:

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Do you mean this?
http://newsthump.com/2017/11/17/us-navy ... n-the-sky/

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