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Facebook Does Not Understand the Conservative Grift

Mark Zuckerberg
"Conservative Grift". What do you all think that means? I'm not a conservative so I take no offense, but I do get the impression that the author of this article isn't the only one who doesn't understand conservatives. The author laments, "Breitbart and Newsmax shouldn’t feature in any “news” section: They’re not trustworthy or legitimate news sources. They are full of shite. A conservative or e...
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Hobby Lobby and the Case of the Smuggled Tablets

Tablet from Iraq region
This is just a fascinating story. As you can imagine I frequent Hobby Lobby to get clay for sculpting and materials for puppets (which I'm still struggling to complete) and a few other things they have that fit my creative side. As many of you know Hobby Lobby is a Christian-based organization much like Chick-fil-A. They aren't exactly a corporation one would imagine being a front for an antiquiti...
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Update on Fresno State professor Randa Jarrar and Her Barbara Bush Tweets

Barbara and Son
Here's an update on professor Randa Jarrar that hate spewing "educator" from Fresno State University. First the president of the university, Joseph Castro wants everyone to know that her tweets do not "define the university". However, she won't be fired for her comments but will instead take a leave of absence through the spring semester. The university president went on to say, "This issue has ra...
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Leashes on Kids, Clothes on Dogs: A Meme

We put leashes on our children and we put clothes on our dogs and you think guns are the problem?
We often say we don't have a gun problem, we have a society problem. Though we can break that down to many levels I think it all boils down to one area - what it is that's important to us. For some the most important thing is their dog. For others it is their free time, their morning latte, their figure, their career. None of these things are - in and of themselves - bad. How we treat them can be....
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Is Facebook a Publisher or a Platform? 

Mark Zuckerberg before Congress
This is terribly interesting to me from a legal stand point. As you may be aware Facebook's creator and founder has been at Congress talking about the platform and the perceived issues. I personally don't have issues with it. Even though a video I recently posted was removed, and I disagreed with its removal, I wasn't terribly upset about it. As a matter of fact I was pretty pleased. This page is ...
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Don’t Kill People With Down Syndrome

A little girl with down syndrome
I've brought this subject up a few times before, the subject of people with Down Syndrome being aborted out of existence. I don't know if you have ever gotten to know people with Down Syndrome or not. I have been fortunate to. In some places when a child is diagnosed with Down Syndrome in the womb the mother aborts the child. Why she does that will likely differ from woman to woman. Some do not wi...
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That David Hogg Video that was Removed by Facebook

Hogg Hitler
Facebook removed my post which contained the below video. They simply said it was in violation of their standards. They were not specific about which standards, they did not specify what about the video, or my text, was in violation, nor did they provide any opportunity to grieve the decision to remove it. https://youtu.be/dHFK6W6DWa8 It is not my desire to offend. Meaning I do not try to be...
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Gun control is nothing more than pro-gun and pro-violence rhetoric from the uninformed

Hogg as a mouse
Wee, sleeket, cowran, tim’rous beastie, O, what a panic’s in thy breastie! Thou need na start awa sae hasty, Wi’ bickerin brattle! From Robert Burn's poem we get that famous line, "The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men". This highlights that sometimes, what we plan out, no matter how much we think about it, isn't the thing that happens. Sometimes though, the failed plan is due to a failure t...
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Facebook Privacy Scandal and Scandals in General

Facebook Ad TOS
A couple of observations about this story, three actually. First, It's frustrating when a story becomes a story only because of the figures associated with it. We know, since they admitted it, that the Obama administration did the same thing. But people seem upset now, because it's Trump. "On its face, the incident read as confirmation of many people’s worst fears — that the online platforms we li...
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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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