Madscientist: I live in a medium-sized Texas county. Fully one half of the inhabitants are either the descendants of slaves or Tejanos, besides the White population.
The cities and towns are divided by either railroad tracks, a major river,or both...relegating the races to their places. Blacks and Mestizos on the East, and Whites to the West and Southwest of town.
The County Commissioners have concocted a plan to limit the voting places in the eastern side of the city of Waco, where primarily the lower working-class blacks and Hispanics live, while trumpeting it as an Orwellian plan to encourage voter turnout. read more
There's a glut of guns for sale in America. Gun dealers have overstocked, and now they're just selling off the inventory that they have, without ordering much from manufacturers. Gun sales surged to unprecedented levels following the Newtown massacre of December 2012, driven by concerns about increased federal regulations, particularly against assault rifles. Back then, Americans were buying AR-15s and AK-47s as fast as retailers could get them, pushing up prices and creating shortages of guns and ammo. The stores couldn't order them fast enough. But they over ordered and now there are too many guns sitting on their shelves.
A partial solar eclipse will occur over North America this afternoon and evening beginning at 1:52pm PDT, 3:18pm MDT, 4:41pm CDT, and 5:51pm EDT.