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Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Saphir, a French nuclear attack submarine, reportedly penetrated the defenses of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and scored simulated torpedo hits on her. The incident, originally reported by the French Navy, was later suppressed. ... According to U.S. Naval Institute News, Carrier Strike Group 12 (CSG 12) departed Naval Station Norfolk and Naval Station Mayport on March 5 for a Middle East deployment. CSG 12 included the carrier Roosevelt, the Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Normandy and Arleigh Burke class destroyers Winston S. Churchill, Forrest Sherman, and Farragut from Destroyer Squadron 2 provided escort. read more

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Former Secretary of State John Kerry is considering a second run for president in 2020 to take on President Trump, according to comments reported by the Israel newspaper Maariv. According to the report, Kerry told Palestinian officials that he was strongly considering a run in 2020, and hinted that Trump will likely not be in office much longer in strongly-worded conversation Wednesday.

Senate Democrats are willing to drop their demand that relief for Dreamers be tied to any long-term budget agreement -- a potential boost for spending talks, but one that could face opposition from their House counterparts. The shift comes in response to the deal struck between Senate leaders Monday to reopen the government and begin debate on an immigration bill next month. Meanwhile, budget negotiators are expressing optimism that a two-year agreement to lift stiff caps on defense and domestic spending is increasingly within reach.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has a commitment from Republicans to see a Senate debate on the future of nearly 700,000 immigrants currently protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in the next three weeks. But the real hurdle for immigration reform is in the House of Representatives. It all comes down to a promise Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) made in 2015, before taking over the speaker's office: He assured the most conservative members of his conference -- the very ones who ousted his predecessor John Boehner -- that he would not let an immigration bill pass without the support of the majority of House Republicans.

Despite claims the Kremlin is driving a campaign to disclose an anti-FBI memo, a source says an early in-house analysis concludes the hashtag has been mostly pushed by Americans. The online groundswell urging the release of House Republicans' attacks on the Federal Bureau of Investigation appears thus far to be organically American -- not Russian propaganda, a source familiar with Twitter's internal analysis told The Daily Beast. read more


conservatives love bringing up the Clintons as justification for something Republicans are currently guilty of. - #153 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-01-26 04:42 PM

Here is one of your failures in comprehension. It is possible to admit that 2 different things are screwed up without that being an excuse for either.
You may now consider yourself slightly less ignorant.
I keep reading you using the words 'as justification'...I think that you just don't understand what the word justification means. When JeffJ specifically says:
That Democrats did it doesn't make it right for the GOP to do it. 2 wrongs don't make a right. - #55 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-25 03:30 PM
It makes it abundantly clear that only a true and complete moron would think that he is justifying the actions of the GOP.

If I'm wrong, it should be simple for you to quote for us here some examples of JEFFJ 'constantly deflect(ing) to Obama, or posts from conservative posters deflecting to the Clintons, as justification for actions of currently seated Republican politicians. "
The justification part is important. You say that it happens 'constantly'. Put your integrity out there and SHOW us that you're not telling lies that we all have come to believe that you are.

ABigBore. #153 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-01-26 04:42 PM
When people of lower IQ have their views challenged in ways they can't refute, they react by getting violent, abusive, and engage in childish name calling - #315 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-30 07:09 PM

Maybe the ACTUAL smoking gun is the amount of smoking guns per capita. - #31 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-01-25 05:34 PM
An interesting theory. Let see if there's any research out there to prove or disprove it:
The states with the higher per capita gun ownership are
Wyoming, Alaska and Montana.
There has been 1 school shooting total in those 3 states since 2013 (that's the earliest the site tracks to).
Gun ownership as a % of households (not specific per capita data, but useful) has dropped from about 50% in the 70's to about 30% today while school shooting rates have jumped ~50 fold.

This site discusses registered guns per capita . It still lists Wyoming as #1 (by a HUGE margin, really, check it out), followed by DC and Arkansas.
Including college campus shootings, Wyoming still has not had a single school shooting, neither has DC, Arkansas has had 4. (Oddly enough all 4 in the parking lot, not the school itself. 2 accidental discharges showing off their weapon, 1 following a football game fight)

The evidence certainly points to your theory being disproven. Do you have any evidence that would support your theory, or are you willing to modify your theory to incorporate the evidence?

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