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#305677 - 02/21/18 02:18 AM Re: High Schoolers acting out [Re: Spag-hetti]
pdx rick Offline
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Originally Posted By: Spag-hetti
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PIA asked:
What would they be allowed to ask?


What kind of GPA do I need to get a scholarship at Trump University?


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#305682 - 02/21/18 04:17 PM Re: High Schoolers acting out [Re: jgw]
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The thing with the kids reminded me of something. During the Vietnam war the unions held a big rally in favor of the war. They feared their own children coming back from a wasted war and taking their jobs. That was the beginning of the end of the power of the unions. Now we have a similar thing happening yet again. This time its the Republicans, concerned about losing their right to have weapons designed to kill people are willing, obviously, to sacrifice THEIR children to save their guns.

If I were a Republican I would be quaking in my boots but, obviously, they are in charge (so were the unions). My hope is that America will wake up, smell the roses, and put an end the ongoing, world class slaughter happening in our nation on a constant recurring basis.

Hopefully?

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#305691 - 02/21/18 09:25 PM Re: High Schoolers acting out [Re: jgw]
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Yesterday Florida Republicans LITERALLY decided that PORN was a bigger danger to society than Nikolas Cruz and his arsenal.
The kids got a crash course in politics and now understand the price of being disaffected, apathetic and low information non-voters.
They now have a very keen understanding that elections have consequences and that we get exactly the kind of government we deserve.
And a lot of them WILL be 18 this year.
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#305692 - 02/21/18 10:25 PM Re: High Schoolers acting out [Re: jgw]
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It really is pretty interesting. It would seem that the entire Republican party is absolutely consumed with gun rights and just about anything else that has nothing to do with either the safety of their children or the nation at large and they are led by the Lying Jackass who is refusing to actually defend the nation against enemies. The elected class, however, I can understand and it has to do with elevated social position and taking care of #1 before anything else.

One can only wonder at the loons, not of the elected class, who actually support the Lying Jackass, and the Republican party. These people have abandoned all honor and integrity!

I live in Washington state. In Washington state our ballots are actually mailed to us and we can fill them out and just mail them back or drop them off at the courthouse. Our last major election produced an incredible 37% of the voters that could take time out to send the ballot, mailed to them, back to their county for counting (I believe one should vote, or at least submit their ballot, no matter what. I also support mandatory voting (thought I would throw that in).

If people don't think their vote matters, and don't vote, should consider that the minority that did vote gifted us with the Lying Jackass, a congress which are diligently destroying Medicare and Medicaid, the environment, parks, national monuments and a pile of other stuff. I am currently retired. When I did the business thing I would gather all employees, before every election and tell them to vote. How they voted was their business but they should vote. I never paid my employees much and most were poor. Out of, say, 100 employees I don't think over 25 ever voted. I explained it all to them, especially the part where, if you are a member of a specific group, like the poor, you get dumped on because you don't vote. I did this for over 70 years and failed to get them to vote. What can I say? Most of these people live off the government but they are just too busy to give a damn <sigh>





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#305695 - 02/21/18 11:29 PM Re: High Schoolers acting out [Re: jgw]
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What would they be allowed to ask? Now we know. Different students!
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Several of the students seated around Trump thanked him for his leadership on mass shooting issues but made few remarks about gun access, marking a sharp tone shift from the Parkland students behind next month’s march.

One of the students, Cameron Kasky, tweeted after the listening session that he, student organizer Emma Gonzalez and the other Parkland students calling for gun control were “not invited” to the White House on Wednesday.


Trump's big idea? Arm 20% of the teachers. So then 4 chances out of 5 a shooter could kill his entire classroom before an armed teacher shows up. And why would we think those armed teachers would run toward somebody shooting? I think they would lock their classroom door and only shoot if threatened directly. To even have a chance of working, you'd have to arm EVERY teacher and that just makes them the first victim before the shooter kills everybody else in the room.

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#305696 - 02/22/18 12:10 AM Re: High Schoolers acting out [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
What would they be allowed to ask? Now we know. Different students!
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Several of the students seated around Trump thanked him for his leadership on mass shooting issues but made few remarks about gun access, marking a sharp tone shift from the Parkland students behind next month’s march.

One of the students, Cameron Kasky, tweeted after the listening session that he, student organizer Emma Gonzalez and the other Parkland students calling for gun control were “not invited” to the White House on Wednesday.


Trump's big idea? Arm 20% of the teachers. So then 4 chances out of 5 a shooter could kill his entire classroom before an armed teacher shows up. And why would we think those armed teachers would run toward somebody shooting? I think they would lock their classroom door and only shoot if threatened directly. To even have a chance of working, you'd have to arm EVERY teacher and that just makes them the first victim before the shooter kills everybody else in the room.


Of course it's expected that the INVITED ONES were carefully scrutinized and curated, and the "undesirables" (like the one who called him a POS) were left out.
Is this a surprise?
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#305697 - 02/22/18 01:09 AM Re: High Schoolers acting out [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Of course, the solution would be the one that leads to more gun sales. NRA just had a dream (I almost said wet, but that would be crude) come (no pun intended) true. How many guns would be be needed if we put one on every floor of every school nationwide? Oh! And a secret lock box to put it in.

So, in an active shooter situation, a teacher would have to direct her students, secure her room, unlock the drawer where she keeps her purse, get the key for the gun box and then defend that room with a pistol. While the intruder has an AR-15 and kevlar.

I taught in the inner city. A teacher with a gun would be a very attractive target for gang members. When not confronting active shooters, the teachers would be constantly under danger of attack from students.

So! How about grenades? You don't need accuracy. Get all the kids into rooms and then roll grenades into the hallway through cat doors installed on classroom doors. The grenade and cat door industries could use the business. And they might give appreciative political donations.
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#305698 - 02/22/18 01:26 AM Re: High Schoolers acting out [Re: Spag-hetti]
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And another thing. It absolutely P's me the F off when AH's say, "Welp, we could outlaw guns but then only outlaws would have guns."

Welp. A law would allow us to arrest the sellers and the buyers of outlawed guns. Before s**t happens with said guns. The FBI could clean house if we had the right laws in place.

Dammit.
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#305699 - 02/22/18 01:44 AM Re: High Schoolers acting out [Re: jgw]
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Nothing at all is possible as long as Congress has a huge number of members who are owned and operated by the NRA. Getting rid of them is the first step. Nobody should EVER get elected who has taken a contribution from the NRA. We need to make them a poison pill for any candidate.

What with money being funneled from Russia through the NRA, that should be possible.

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#305700 - 02/22/18 01:47 AM Re: High Schoolers acting out [Re: Spag-hetti]
Ken Condon Offline
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Yes, but aren’t you aware that these “students” are really paid actors that travel from site to site to express their outrage!

I’ve got that tidbit from several reputable sites on the good ol internet. Plus FOX alludes to such.

So there you have it.
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