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Do Active-Shooter Drills Harm Children?

Child hiding in fear for his life
I still maintain a child will feel far more secure thinking that perhaps some teachers have a gun and will protect them than thinking they have to hide in a box, under a desk, or pray that the police arrive quickly and pray even harder that they actually enter the school when they arrive. "There’s always at least one kid in tears, as they huddle under their desks in the dark. Still Beth Manias, a...
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We must get rid of gun free school zones

Columbine Screenshot
According to the Crime Prevention Research Center, "gun free zones" (areas where guns are prohibited) have been the target of more than 98% of all mass shootings. I am sure back in 1990 when the law was create, with the much sought after bipartisan effort (Biden's bill which Bush signed) that the idea was safety. But so often the government's action live within the laws of unintended consequ...
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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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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 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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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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The News Business is a Business but it isn’t About the News

Articles like this remind me that there are those in the news business that care about the news business. That have the old romantic notions of what it means to be a journalist. They are few and they aren't perfect examples of that either. There is often to be seen a leftist bias that they aren't perhaps aware is there. In this article they discuss how the New York Times is going to lay off a larg...
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Is it time for a transgender military experiment? 

Ty Wright for BuzzFeed News
When we say man, we mean man, when we say woman, we mean woman. But when we say transgender man, we mean a woman and likewise the other. It's required to speak about it this way because it represents a change from the natural (original if you prefer) state of the being into something else. What motivates this change is psychological. Even if it were discovered that there was a hormonal imbalance a...
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Is Paying to Bus Out the Homeless a Good Use Of Taxes?

Homeless man on bus
I found the entire premise of this article to be very interesting. That they took such care in their research is laudable. There is a great deal of money spent on such programs. Millions and millions each year in taxpayer money. Is this a good use of such money? Who benefits? What do you think, if anything, should be done about the homeless when it comes to government? This is how it begins...
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The Agreed Upon Tax Bill is Here

Capital Building
"Tax cut bill goes public as GOP slashes rates for the wealthy, nixes Obamacare penalty, expands child tax credits, dramatically lowers corporate taxes and opens up new Alaska oil drilling" I get the gut feeling that the above headline was meant to make the tax bill sound like a bad thing, a terrible thing. But to me it makes it sound just about right. I would like to see property tax and inco...
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