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Revealed today that the idiot in Indy who shot up the fedex facility had a firearm taken away via the red flag law last year. Now here is where it gets tricky. Under the Indiana red flag law, prosecutors have two weeks to argue the person is unfit to have firearms. They did not do this. Now the idiot could’ve asked for his firearm back but didn’t. That also means he was never disqualified from owning more. The reason they didn’t live forward with the red flag process, they didn’t want to risk not proving the case and him getting the firearm back.
 

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The recent spike of mass shootings have gone off script a bit. 2 of the six have been committed by white males, 2 by black males, 1 by a middle eastern male and 1 by a Hispanic male,. 3 of the six were committed with handguns (Orange, Austin and Kenosha) and 3 with rifles (Indy, Atlanta and Boulder).
 

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Took him long enough. What a fucking idiot this guy is.

 

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Not all of us but so many do fall into this category.

“People bind themselves into political teams that share moral narratives. Once they accept a particular narrative, they become blind to alternative moral worlds...Our moral thinking is much more like a politician searching for votes than a scientist searching for truth.”

― Jonathan Haidt

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Funny thing is no political entity "creates" jobs. Political power is a negative force on the economy. The closest a politician can do to create jobs is get the hell outta the way.

Many in control have no concept of the reality of things.

 

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Funny thing is no political entity "creates" jobs. Political power is a negative force on the economy. The closest a politician can do to create jobs is get the hell outta the way.

Many in control have no concept of the reality of things.

Can you create a job that already existed?
 

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What do you think would be the best icon to represent that?

The whole system is kind of hard to work with and customize.
maybe two hands in a handshake? not sure. like is good too. sometimes i don't like the article posted, but i agree with the poster's comments on it. it's not a big deal if the system is a pita to deal with.
 

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If a man believes that the good is intrinsic in certain actions, he will not hesitate to force others to perform them.
If he believes that the human benefit or injury caused by such actions is of no significance, he will regard a sea of blood as of no significance.
If he believes that the beneficiaries of such actions are irrelevant (or interchangeable), he will regard wholesale slaughter as his moral duty in the service of a "higher" good.

It is the intrinsic theory of values that produces a Robespierre, a Lenin, a Stalin, or a Hitler. And I have run into many on sides of the political spectrum.
 

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There is the ancient saying: “For every Goliath there is a stone.” Do the Goliaths (the elites) of our time realize that, like the tyrants of the past, they are committing too many excesses; that in their lust for power, glory, and wealth, they have gone too far and imposed too many restrictions on life; that they have obliterated an entire way of life and taken civilization to its breaking point; that now they must deal with the Davids armed with slingshots and stones who are coming for them? Howsoever big and powerful the Goliaths might be, they are no match for the Davids—this is the lesson of history which repeats itself again and again, in every age.
 

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“Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late.” ~ writes Thomas Sowell in his 1987 book A Conflict of Visions. But it is already too late. The little barbarians came of age years ago and they are clueless about how hard it is to create and sustain a civilization. They have cornered key positions in the government, multinational companies, media, and the institutions of arts and entertainment, and they have developed an exaggerated sense of self-importance and grandeur. They have spawned a progeny, another gang of little barbarians, who are proving to be far more ignorant and barbaric than their father and mother. There are scarcely few left to stop these barbarians from decimating society to create a new utopia which will eventually turn out to be a new dystopia.

And the answer is not conservatives. It can't be as they are just a different side of the rights violating political coin.
 
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