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samsingh

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very liberal and progressive

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This is a great board for all of us who are not on the right side of the political spectrum. It has truly been a lifeline for us when the bushies stole the 2000 election, but it is as relevant today - more so - because we have seen that the left can fight back and win against the cheating repugs may seem to be out to pervert democracy and freedom (see the rules restricting voting in some states and the flood of third party $ into the political system).

Being an open board, we are going to be bombarded by trolls, emotional outbursts, and strong views. Even among friends, there are going to be intense differences of opinion. The JURY system is a good theoretically impartial approach to moderating the boards and keeping dialogue fair and rational.

However, being selected for a jury is a huge responsibility. Despite urges to the contrary, being on the jury should not be an opportunity to enforce a viewpoint. We need to encourage open and honest dialogue on this board - that's the underlying principle of the progressive large tent. We should not hide posts that we don't agree with or that we are unsure about. Every time we hide a post, we ARE removing someone's opinion from view and from being read. This should only be done when there is a clear violation of rules - and only then - and not to enforce a personal viewpoint.

even with the most pro-gun interpretation of the constitution possible

there is nothing that says that use of a gun for a crime should not be punished harshly. e.g. stand your ground rules are not covered in the constitution. why are these being forced through legislation in so many states?

I'm starting to think, have the guns you want, but if you fire one and it causes damage - the punishment and liabilities should be immense. No more whoops? the nra should be liable because they are coaching and enabling the gun related destruction.

this is complete bullshit - they should have to live with the guns they push on other people

people drawn to the repug party by definition are fearless and less intelligent

than those drawn to the liberal side.

in other words, if someone was not fearful, they would not be a repug. If they had integrity, decency, caring, they definitely would not be a repug.

so what you're left with on the republican side is the frightened dreggs, scared of their own shadows, grabing what morsels they can for their own survival and cheating to survive whereever they can. many cheat to get their education - so they're not really educated. and they are stupid, so they can't connect the dots, but instead look at any obvious scapegoats.

they do. no amount of tragedy will change the minds of gun lovers and the nra

stats are made up
insults are thrown around
victim complexes are invoked
requests for calm when talking about victims and then hysteria when there is any threat to any gun type of gun access

and when all is exhausted, the twisted language used to justify an incorrect interpretation of the 2a is invoked, and supported by the same supreme court morons that think corporations are people, followed by threats that all elections will be lost if anyone tries to be rational about gun proliferation, followed by more name calling (while saying they are being called names).

where is toby keith's patriotism that he flaunted attacking the innocent Dixie Chicks?

the imbecile toby keith used to prance around and pretend to love America - meanwhile trying to destroy the first amendment in his nonstop attacks against the Dixie Chicks for simplify calling the selected bush before the Iraq war.

where is his patriotism now that the infamous 47 have violated the logan act, gone against the President, made us look weak in front of the world?

repugs and conservatives spew hatred against liberals yet complain about how much

conservatives are hated.

this is clearly projection of their feelings. they know they deserve to be hated and despised.

we need to somehow confront them on this hypocrasy. it is not liberals that hate conservatives, it is conservatives who hate everyone and loathe themselves.


adding these gun control facts to my journal

An interesting study coming out of The Violence Policy Center demonstrates that statistics and data back common sense and logic.

This week, Cenk Uygur goes over new research study information that correlates states with the strictest gun control laws, have fewer gun related deaths. Watch this TYT episode to find out more.

"States with the lowest gun death rates - the top three were Hawaii, Massachusetts and New York -- were found to have strong gun laws as well as low rates of gun ownership. A separate 2013 analysis from the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence similarly found these three states were among those with the strongest gun restrictions in place." - The Huffington Post -

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/29/weak-gun-laws-and-high-gu_n_6572384.html

https://www.vpc.org/

sure is quiet in this thread

can hear the crickets.

but they are up in arms in any other thread screaming about getting facts.

brian williams has never seemed like a liberal or progressive

he usually parotts right wing points. i remember his speech after 911 where he said something like bush's performance in the last few days has put to rest any questions about his ability to be president. No need to look at the hanging chad.

this was orwellian and dictatorial propaganda at its best. At once he was saying that bush was doing well (nevermind that he was hardly heard from a disaster whose warnings he ignored) in the role AND the that this meant he deserved to be president - nevermind counting the chads remaining in florida.

this is awful disgusting stuff and the fact that it can be done in America makes a mockery of the entire media (it is only a tool of the wealthy and elites) and other institutions that ignored the true facts around the stolen 2000 election and the repug stupidity that allowed 911 to happen (i'm being kind here).

brian williams has been no hero to the people or for the truth.
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