Teachers CAN be trusted with kids & guns

If teachers can't be trusted with a gun why do we trust them with our children?
I believe that a man like the coach, who put his body between children and bullets could have been trusted with a gun. A man of that constitution and personal resolve could have shot back. He saved those kids with his own body because he wasn't afforded the opportunity to do it any other way.   Allowing teachers to voluntarily carry a gun is not the same thing as arming teachers. I'...
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When it comes to guns it’s the same old thing

What you've always done will get you what you've always got
This is very much how I feel about the current gun control debate. We've done "common sense laws", we've banned types of weapons, we've created entire zones where it is illegal to carry a gun. More of that, won't help. It will simply get us more of what we have been getting. Depending on which stat you use 92% or 98% of all mass shootings have taken place in gun free zones or other areas where ...
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School shootings aren’t about law but rather about society

This editorial from CNN Español makes several very good points. First it asks the question, is there a law that can prevent school shootings? Would a law banning AR-15's or so-called assault weapons prevent them? The author goes on to say that regardless of matters of law he does not think law alone can fix it. He believes that this is a problem of society, not of law. I wholeheartedly agree. W...
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The Special Investigation Found Their Russians!

Robert Mueller
They found their Russians! The only problem here is that these kinds of tactics are well-known and long used. Reading through the article it doesn't sound very compelling. Of course they can't indict them for interfering with the election because that's not actually illegal. You can try, all you want, to persuade someone, through truth or lie, to vote for the candidate of your choice. In no smal...
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Sheriff calls for power to detain over social media posts

sheriff, Scott Israel, of Broward County
I do not believe this Sheriff is calling for something we can legitimately authorize. Even he admits that it violates rights. "People are going to be rightfully so concerned about their rights, as am I, but what about the rights of these students?" Everyone, not just the students, has a right not to be murdered. What people are really looking for is protection from the state. But, they have that. ...
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Rose McGowan says what we all want to say

Rose McGowan
Rose McGowan has been showing up ALL over my news feed. At first I ignored it because, well, I don't know who she is. I didn't know why people cared what she said. Finally it showed up enough times that I Googled it, found she was an actress, then IMDB'd it to find out she was in some popular shows that I never watched. She also looks quite different. Once I saw older photos of her with long hair ...
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Libertarians don’t want you in their club

ron paul does not belong in the libertarian party
I've been thinking more and more about the Libertarian Party and the direction I've seen it moving. I don't personally feel that direction is very inclusive. I spend a lot of time of libertarian pages. I get accused of being a troll, of being a satire page, and sometimes just told to f-off. But I assure them, and all of you, my visits to those pages is done in all sincerity. Ron Paul, when I f...
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Libertarians don’t like Ron Paul anymore?

Ron Paul looking serious
Some of you have heard that the Libertarian Party leadership specifically has said that Ron Paul doesn't know "what the LP represents" and that they don't want him speaking at their party convention. I've heard some libertarians defend this action. Others say that it's all just a misunderstanding. I've heard others even blame the particular Facebook page posting the news for spreading false rumors...
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The Devin Nunes FBI Memo

FBI Badge
The memo has been released. It outlines what has already been suspected. The now infamous "dossier" was used to obtain the FISA warrant and according to McCabe it was critical to obtaining it. As many of you know the document was the product of the Hillary Clinton campaign machine. This was known at the time the warrant was obtained but this information was left out of the warrant application. The...
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President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union Address January 30, 2018 – Full Text

Trump State of the Union
Remarks as prepared for delivery TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow Americans: Less than 1 year has passed since I first stood at this podium, in this majestic chamber, to speak on behalf of the American People — and to address their concerns, their hopes, and their drea...
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Science is about truth, not fear or convenience or policy 

Photo of cracked cement
This is an example of science that isn't very scientific. Though they laud the scientist for her one word abstract they admit that it was more of a political stunt than actual science. Once the science is explored it becomes clear that a more standard abstract was called for. "The work itself is more nuanced than a simple yes or no, though. Hough isn’t really disproving a relationship between t...
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Socialism and Democracy Murdered Venezuela and Money is Meaningless.

There is so much about Venezuela that is instructive. First and foremost is that Socialism, every time it is tried, doesn't work. The second is why Libertarians are always on about fiat currency and the Federal Reserve. Paper money, while useful, is nothing if not backed by something of actual value. As long as things move along nicely and we all agree on certain things un-backed currency does oka...
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The state takes children from parents with low IQ’s

The short of this story seems to be that the state took the children away from these parents because the parents each had IQ's that were too low. They are both high school graduates, have held jobs, and have driver licenses. "Among the reasons stated as support for the state's removal of their children were not reading to them, failing to put sunscreen on them, and providing fried chicken nuggets ...
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Trump and his s**t hole comment

Crap hole
It was reported that, during a meeting, Trump called certain countries S**T Holes. He says that he didn't say that. It wasn't recorded and wasn't on the record as far as we currently know. This is just someone who was in the meeting reporting that this comment was said. Trump wanted to know why we are so intent on importing people from these countries. If he did say that, he might be undiplomatic,...
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Sexual Harassment and the Gender Pay Gap

Female executive looking out window
In part, I take exception to the phrase, "a growing body of research" because one single study in addition to zero is "growing". So that's a meaningless phrase. They let on that they know this with phrases like, "...In one of the only studies that looks at the ..." Though it may be a growing body of research it's not much of a body to begin with. That said, the article does two things that I th...
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