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Saturday, September 26, 2015

CJ Pearson, a 13 year old Conservative and youtube sensation for some on the Right accused President Obama of blocking his following on Twitter.

There's just one problem... read more

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Reena Flores, CBS News: America's uninsured rate fell below 10 percent for the first time in decades, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics. Data from the CDC's National Health Interview Survey shows a significant drop in the population that is currently without health insurance: in the first quarter of 2015, 9.2 percent of all Americans were uninsured ... [T]he total number of Americans without insurance dropped from 36 million last year to 29 million in the first three months of 2015.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Calling the agreement "the most effective means currently available to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons," three dozen retired generals and admirals released an open letter Tuesday supporting the Iran nuclear deal and urging Congress to do the same.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal on Tuesday, capping more than a decade of negotiations with an agreement that could transform the Middle East. The European Union called it a "sign of hope for the entire world," while Israel called it an "historic surrender." Under the deal, sanctions imposed by the United States, European Union and United Nations will be lifted in return for Iran agreeing long-term curbs on a nuclear program that the West has suspected was aimed at creating a nuclear bomb. read more


In other words, you have decided and no amount of information from any source will add to the process. No matter what the data says, you need only identify the source and that's the end of it. Rather close minded imo.

Your IMO was expected. There are plenty of sources for data. None of which require manipulation and massaging to make them support right-wing or libertarian lunacy.

The data can speak for itself. It does. It's even obvious that it does from the response by (and please figure out if you fit this) extremists on the pro side.

When faced with empirical data from other countries, it is met with "This is AMERICA! We aren't like them!" As if human is different based on where you live.

Or it is met with your response - the 2nd Amendment - and our Constitution. Ignoring that gun ownership can come with restrictions, as you've pointed out in the Heller decision. We can't own fully automatic weapons, or even suppressors without forms and paying a $200 "stamp" fee.

Why the pushback? Because the facts are self-evident and must be squashed with a deluge of misinformation or fear, uncertainty and doubt.

The fact remains, we have it within our power as a county, today, working within the framework SCOTUS has already defined, to further regulate and improve the situation.

Or we can wait and accept this all as "acceptable losses." As "stuff happens." We can hope that SCOTUS will change their minds, as they have - and will continue to do - in a sane and reasoned way.

Or we can work to have the 2nd amendment repealed from our Constitution, as prohibition was. However unlikely that may seem now, I for one would sign that petition in a heartbeat after the insanity of Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, UCC and all the other catastrophes that this 2nd amendment interpretation has wrought.

He's easy enough to research, JPW.

I am out for the next several hours or I might directly take on the challenge for the link Et Al provided.

Fortunately I did find this for you, if you are interested:


The context for the above is Lott's assertion (put forth in his book with the same name) that "more guns, less crime."

He's very loose with statistics, a master at leaving out data that challenges his premise, and emphasizing what he wants.

He's the Lord Mockton of the gun lobby.

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