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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

-- so why are we still voting for Hillary?
African-Americans have few reasons to vote for Hillary Clinton. No one understands this better -- and says it more forcefully -- than Michelle Alexander, civil rights activist, author, and professor of law. She has studied the public life of the Clintons, chronicled their catastrophic impacts on black lives, and observed their self-serving, hypocritical pandering to the African-American community.
The Clintons have always cultivated a warm affection for African-Americans.
The affection seems to be mutual. It was apparent in the primary elections across the South, where black voters gave Hillary Clinton overwhelming majorities. read more

Friday, August 26, 2016

For some people, coffee is more than just a comforting beverage to sip with breakfast: it's a magical elixir that grants energy and banishes sleep. But it's unfortunately easy to spill while walking from place to place mug in hand. And according to a new study, this happens because we've been holding our coffee mugs the wrong way.
"Rarely do we manage to carry coffee around without spilling it once," Han writes in the study. "In fact, due to the very commonness of the phenomenon, we tend to dismiss questioning it beyond simply exclaiming: ‘Jenkins! You have too much coffee in your cup!'"
As it turns out, it's not just klutziness that makes it hard to walk around holding a full cup of coffee without spilling everywhere -- it's partly due to the traditional shape of the mug.

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It's an 18 minute video. If you want to save some time,
He starts by talking about his Libertarian views, personal responsibility, drugs and getting along.
At 5 minutes he talks about what is needed for infrastructure.
At 8 minutes he speaks of taxes and the screwing the poor to give to the rich.
At 9:10 He gives a comparison of Clinton and Trump.
At 12:00 he speaks of how the elective process should work using a theoretical race between Sanders and Johnson. I liked this part. read more

I read the threads here about oil, it's use and the transportation of, and it always seems to focus on energy. Then there are the discussions of the environmental concerns of this energy use. If we just went solar or wind or..... we wouldn't need as much oil. Alternative energy for cars, busses, airplanes, make alternatives for home heating, cooling and lighting. Then we could tell big oil to take a hike. But the truth is that only about 1/2 of a barrel of crude goes to fuels. The other half?

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Great Recession and the subsequent recovery from it have deepened the wedge between the very wealthy and everyone else in America, plunging the poor deeper into debt and wiping out two-fifths of the wealth held by families in the heart of the middle class. The wealthiest Americans, meanwhile, appear close to regaining all their losses over the same period, according to a new analysis released Thursday by the Congressional Budget Office. read more


Okay, what's your solution for that one of life's problems?
#11 | SNOOFY

First and foremost, enforce the existing gun laws.
Second, make needed changes in our mental health system.

The Obama administration has failed in gun control because it has failed to enforce existing gun laws.
In 2007, candidate Barack Obama said, "We know what to do. We've got to enforce the gun laws that are on the books."
During the Obama administration, Congress has failed to provide the necessary funding for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). NICS is the database checked during gun purchases to ensure individuals with criminal records & mental illness aren't allowed to purchase guns. In 2007, Congress passed the NICS Improvement Amendments Act, which created incentives for states to improve the reporting of mental health information into background check system. Yet many states have made little or no progress reporting largely because Congress failed to follow through with funding, granting just 5.3% of the total authorized amount from FY 2009 through FY 2011

FBI says Dylann Roof should not have been cleared to purchase a weapon
America Should Be Prosecuting Straw Purchasers, Not Gun Dealers
"If the goal is to save lives, then prosecute criminals, Mr. President!"

It seems to me that the lack of enforcement is just a ploy that gets people like you, Doc and other pants ------- people to focus on the non problem, gun ownership. Enforcement of existing law would save lives, but that gets glossed over as easily led anti-gunners focus on the squirrel.

People like you.

From your link:
This portrait of gun ownership represents the equivalent of about 17 guns per person among a group of "super-owners," the 7.7 million Americans who own between eight and 140 guns each.

U.S. Gun Ownership Statistics Data
Number of Americans who own a gun 76,000,000
Average number of guns owned in a gun-owning household 8

As Sal pointed out, people will own a variety of weapons for a variety of uses. Target shooting, trap, hunting, self defense, family heirlooms, etc. Some will collect historical weaponry, or several variations of a particular model. These are all counted as 'Gun Nut Ownership' by you. Just because when you hear the term 'multiple gun ownership', you think of an arsenal of black rifles, that isn't the story.
I personally own 5 shotguns. a 12 gauge antique, a 12 gauge pump, a 12 gauge semi auto, and two 20 gauge doubles, one over-under and one side by side. I hunt and shoot blue rock with these. These shotguns, and the few hunting rifles and self defense pistols I own put me into the super predator category, right?
You guys need to quit pissing yourselves over weapons in law abiding citizen's hands and focus on the real problems in life.

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