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No. I am just against everything the NRA does and stands for.

They create a cute cartoon character, even videos with bouncy music and catchy slogans. They give the kids stickers and comic books. They have these programs in schools, so kids think the NRA is school-approved. The children associate all this with "fun," right? So, they remember the fun, the mascot, the cartoons, the music.... and oh boy, it's about guns! So guns must be fun, too!

And BTW... why an EAGLE? Are guns also patriotic like our national symbol?

It takes "Just Say No" and Joe Camel to another level, IMO. It reminds me of the propaganda put out by the gas and oil industry about "energy" and pedaled as science curriculum.

An interesting article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-helmke/nras-eddie-eagle-doesnt-f_b_572285.html (There are many more if you google them.)

Not really. I need more context to make better assessments.

BTW. Did anyone get a text box at the end asking if the alerter's intentions were sincere---- or something like that? I thought it was kind of creepy as we are given so little information and then are asked to interpret someone's motives???

I have done 2-3 juries a day and have only seen that once. What is it for?

It's over. Thank you, democrats!

Thank you brave and patriotic congress people. You did a great thing in the past 25 1/2 hours.

The members are now going outside to meet with supporters.


Rep. John Lewis is leading a sit-in to demand action on guns.


Happy 34th Birthday to Prince William!

No pool.

We rarely went swimming. We either hung out at the city playground (asphalt!), played in our or other kids' yards, or explored the woods. It was the 1950s. Today, we would be called "free-range"!!

I wonder why we never minded the heat when we were kids.

We were outside from dawn to dusk.... and beyond sometimes. Never complained about being too hot!

None. Not for a long time, anyhow.

We seem to be magnets for attracting a-hole neighbors. We had wonderful neighbors at our first house and still keep in touch. But out in the country, people keep to themselves.

So sorry about your dear friend. I'm sure your efforts to stay in touch and cheer her up are appreciated.

Today's Google Doodle honors dads:

Happy Father's Day!


Sen. Casey calls for more gun control and ban on hate crime convicts owning firearms.

After Orlando, Sen. Casey calls for more gun control and ban on hate crime convicts owning firearms

Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) was in Pittsburgh on Monday where he introduced legislation aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of those who commit criminal acts based on hate, his office said in a statement. This after a gunman pledging allegiance to the Islamic State killed 50 in an Orlando nightclub favored by the LGBT community there a day earlier.

According to Casey's office, his "Hate Crimes Prevention Act" would prohibit the purchase, possession or shipment of a firearm by anyone convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime or who received a hate crime sentence enhancement, and would prohibit the sale of firearms to anyone reasonably suspected to be guilty of a misdemeanor hate crime.

Casey also called for other actions to prevent gun violence, including a ban on military-style weapons, limits on clips and magazine sizes, a ban on those on the terrorist watchlist from purchasing firearms and universal background checks.
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More at link: http://www.pennlive.com/news/2016/06/sen_casey_wants_hate_crime_con.html#incart_river_index
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