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NRA Reminds Gun-Loving Voters to Be Afraid of Everything, Including ISIS, Mexicans, and Obama





f you've ever wondered where the endless font of gun-nut paranoia comes from, try the National Rifle Association's magazine, America's 1st Freedom. In a special election issue headlined "Chaos at Our Door? A Dangerous World Is Closing In" and illustrated with an Islamic State fighter, NRA chief fearmongerer Wayne LaPierre writes a column warning Americans to "Vote Your Guns in November." Because the end is night.

"Even if you take terrorists and criminals out of the picture, chaos is an ever-present danger to Americans today — especially when you factor in the undercurrent of social unrest that seethes beneath the surface of much of our society," LaPierre warns, echoing his earlier work for the Daily Caller. "Whether it's through an EMP, a massive cyber attack, another 9/11 or just isolated sprees of murder and mayhem, military and homeland security officials agree it's just a matter of time before the U.S. faces some kind of terrorist attack."

An EMP is an electromagnetic pulse attack, which LaPierre is thorough enough to explain:

This isn’t some feverish, paranoid fantasy. It’s not some fabrication from “Doomsday Preppers.” In many ways, our nation would be plunged back into the 1800s. Without clean water or sanitation, Third World diseases would re-emerge—amoebic dysentery, typhoid, cholera—killing our youngest and frailest family members. Hospitals would be overwhelmed.

Remember the horrific scenes you saw from Hurricane Katrina or the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Then magnify those calamities to a national scale and lengthen them from weeks to many months.

... within a year of a national blackout, as much as 90 percent of the population of the U.S. could die due to starvation, disease and the collapse of civilization as we know it. Now, that might be too terrifying to even comprehend. But an EMP attack is far from the only way of wreaking havoc on America’s infrastructure or blacking out our power grid.

There's also the foreign threat, from every (brown) country: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/10/nra-reminds-gun-loving-voters-to-fear-everything.html?mid=google&google_editors_picks=true

Women’s Power Convinces Corporate Giants to Come Clean on Fragrance

When Women’s Voices for the Earth launched our Safe Cleaning Products Initiative in 2007, no companies were listing ingredients in their cleaners. Not one of them. Not a single ingredient. And companies across industries—cleaning, personal care, feminine care, and beyond—routinely kept fragrance ingredients a secret. They told us fragrance disclosure was impossible because they could never reveal the ingredients that made their products “unique.”

Until now. In an unprecedented move, SC Johnson (Glade, Windex, Pledge) just announced that it would become the first mainstream company to list all fragrance ingredients for each of its cleaning products.

This is a massive victory, a win by women and for women that will make waves across the entire consumer product industry. This victory is a tribute to women’s tremendous economic power to shift companies toward healthier and more transparent products, and ultimately toward a green economy.

Women spoke up for our right to have the information we need to protect our health and our families’ health. And because women make more than 85% of consumer decisions, companies listened.

http://www.womensvoices.org/2014/10/29/womens-economic-power-fragrance-secrets/

I've gotten so used to making and using safe unscented products, I'd never go back to these evil companies. Just got off a conference call about Prop 105 (labeling GMO's) Next up ought to be the glut of petro-fragrance products, many have the same carcinogens as cigarettes.

Gun extremists’ Ghastly New Low

Have at it boys, I know how you like to mock my moms.

A FIGHT OVER OPEN CARRY TURNS VULGAR AND SCARY


Nuts fighting to save their "rights" aren't just demonstrating or issuing propaganda. Now they're getting personal

AMANDA GAILEY

If you want to understand the fight the gun safety movement faces in trying to win over gun extremists in red states, my experience this summer will be instructive.

Moms Demand Action, a group formed after the Sandy Hook shooting to crack down on gun violence, began pressuring the Kroger supermarket chain to prohibit “open carry” in its stores after gun extremists used Kroger stores to demonstrate their “rights.” Gun laws are lax in many states, and it can be legal to openly carry a firearm with no training, and, in some cases, no background checks. The Kroger campaign is the most recent in a string of corporate responsibility efforts in which mothers, flanked by other gun violence prevention advocates, have asked companies to tighten gun policies, arguing that the businesses have an obligation to keep their customers safe.

Of course, gun extremists did not respond kindly to the Kroger campaign. What follows is a recounting of their disturbing tactics, from the shocking intimidation and harassment of unsuspecting commentors on Kroger’s Facebook page to right-wing media propaganda that disingenuously portrayed Kroger as being allies of the gun extremists.

Secret Facebook groups such as “People Who Were Blocked by Moms Demand Action Demand Action Now” — which has well over a thousand members — disseminated gun rights propaganda and helped orchestrate attacks on individuals commenting on Kroger’s page. Some gun nuts combed the profile pages of people commenting in support of gun reform, harvested personal photos of them and Photoshopped them to include obscene or humiliating comments, before reposting the photos on Kroger’s page, or on other social media sites. Because Kroger frequently bans users who post that kind of content, the gun extremists created disposable fake accounts — sometimes using the name and profile photo of an opponent— to quickly dump posts without being held accountable.

In one case, they found a photo of a woman’s preschool-age child and wrote on it, “My mom sucks more cock than Richard Simmons” and circulated it online. In another case, they grabbed a photo of a mother and her child and wrote “Big retard, little retard” on it before reposting it. One woman posted to Kroger a photograph of a receipt showing money she spent elsewhere, and gun extremists swarmed her post, with hundreds of responses, including comments like “what you could do is shut your god damned whore mouth,” “calm your tits,” and “fuck her right in the pussy,” which Kroger’s Facebook admin allowed to stand over a day later.


http://www.salon.com/2014/10/27/gun_extremists_ghastly_new_low_a_fight_over_open_carry_turns_vulgar_and_scary/



Poll: Democrats Losing Grip On Young Voters

Harvard Study - Yesterday was speaking with a 25 year old who I thought was up on his politics. He moved to CT a couple years ago and was clueless about his state and who's in charge. Are they clueless or is it all based on Obama hate.


America’s young adults are swinging away from Democrats, according to a new survey published by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. Though the GOP is closing the gap on Democrats in relation to young voters, a push away from the left may not guarantee a win for the right among the politically apathetic voting demographic.

Harvard published its 26th Survey of Young Americans’ Attitudes Toward Politics and Public Service on Wednesday, a poll compiling political preferences and voting patterns among America’s 18- to 29-year-olds.

The young adult demographic made up 11 percent of the electorate during 2010’s midterm elections, according to The Hill. With plenty of races still neck-and-neck heading into Election Day, even a fraction of the demographic could tip the scales in a particular candidate’s favor.

“Our new poll today shows America’s young likely voters are politically up for grabs and could be a critical swing vote in races across the country,” said Maggie Williams, director of Harvard’s Institute of Politics in a conference call Wednesday. “The message to political candidates is clear, not just for now but in the future: Ignore millennial voters at your peril.”

http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/ballot-2014/2014/10/29/democrats-losing-grip-on-young-voters-harvard-poll-finds

The One Percent - Entire Documentary

This 80-minute documentary focuses on the growing "wealth gap" in America, as seen through the eyes of filmmaker Jamie Johnson, a 27-year-old heir to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical fortune. Johnson, who cut his film teeth at NYU and made the Emmy®-nominated 2003 HBO documentary Born Rich, here sets his sights on exploring the political, moral and emotional rationale that enables a tiny percentage of Americans - the one percent - to control nearly half the wealth of the entire United States. The film Includes interviews with Nicole Buffett, Bill Gates Sr., Adnan Khashoggi, Milton Friedman, Robert Reich, Ralph Nader and other luminaries.



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Have You Been A Victim of Domestic Violence

Live Now - Hearing on Violence Women & Guns

in the land of guns.

This is important and so I'm posting in GD also.

http://www.c-span.org/video/?320765-1/hearing-violence-women-act-resumes-shortly

Live Now - Hearing on Violence Women & Guns in Murika

Learn how only in America women are 11 times more likely to get shot by a gun than in any other country.

http://www.c-span.org/video/?320765-1/hearing-violence-women-act-resumes-shortly

Felony Murder Charges - Father Forgot Son in Car

Had he accidentally shot the boy - he would never have been arrested and charged.


Father Charged With Felony Murder in Son's Heat-Stroke Vehicle Death

A Georgia father has been charged with felony murder in the death of his 22-month-old son after the boy was left inside a mini-SUV for hours on a sweltering day.

The man’s family claims it was an honest and tragic mistake. But police disagree – and Justin Ross Harris, 33, now faces heightened charges in Cooper’s heat stroke death, a case that has drawn outrage from people who believe the man has already suffered enough.

Harris buckled his son Cooper into his car seat Wednesday before heading to his job as a Web developer at a Home Depot corporate office near Atlanta. On the way, Harris was supposed to drop off his son at daycare.

He never did.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/father-charged-felony-murder-sons-heat-stroke-vehicle/story?id=24258412

My Throat Is On Fire - RoundUp

The house next door has been a rental for some years now and the lawn is a effing mess. Dandelions and other weeds blanket both the front and back yards.

I asked the new owners what they were planning to do and to let me know if chemicals were part of the plan, they assured me it was not. Two days later I see them spraying and was told "It's only RoundUp"!

My throat is burning, my inner ears are burning.

Called poison control to find out how to flush this shit out of me. She said because my ears were burning I should shower and inhale hot steam. Keep drinking water and stay indoors with all the windows closed.

This isn't over, there's so many weeds, I bet they do it several more times.

Feeling much better 7 hours later but still in window lock-down.

Has anyone ever tried Vinegar for killing weeds and if so, did it work.


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