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NRA finally speaks on Waffle House shooting, says man who stopped it should have used a gun

Source: Think Progress

For years the National Rifle Association’s mantra has been that “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. So after a good guy without a gun bravely put an end to a deadly mass shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House on Sunday, the organization took some time to formulate a response.

On Monday, Grant Stinchfield, host for the organization’s NRATV, praised James Shaw for his heroism, but simultaneously suggested that it would have been better if he had been armed and could have shot back.

“I will say without a shadow of a doubt, that man saved countless lives,” Stinchfield said. “There would have been many people dead inside that Waffle House if it wasn’t for James Shaw.”

Read more: https://thinkprogress.org/nra-says-waffle-house-hero-should-have-carried-a-gun-1605081525a2/



Hey Stinchfield .........................go fuck yourself

Let me repeat this ................Go fuck yourself asshole



I am going to donate to the Gofundme page that Shaw created to help the victims

https://www.gofundme.com/5g07bvs

NRA finally speaks on Waffle House shooting, says man who stopped it should have used a gun

The good guy without a gun saved lives, but the NRA wishes he'd shot back.

JOSH ISRAEL APR 23, 2018, 2:58 PM

For years the National Rifle Association’s mantra has been that “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. So after a good guy without a gun bravely put an end to a deadly mass shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House on Sunday, the organization took some time to formulate a response.

On Monday, Grant Stinchfield, host for the organization’s NRATV, praised James Shaw for his heroism, but simultaneously suggested that it would have been better if he had been armed and could have shot back.

“I will say without a shadow of a doubt, that man saved countless lives,” Stinchfield said. “There would have been many people dead inside that Waffle House if it wasn’t for James Shaw.”

But he then noted that it was “amazing” that “critics of the NRA are quick to use James Shaw as some kind of strange example as to why guns aren’t needed.” After denouncing “the left” for politicizing a tragedy before it was even over, he then suggested that things would have gone even better had Shaw had a gun.

https://thinkprogress.org/nra-says-waffle-house-hero-should-have-carried-a-gun-1605081525a2/

Hey Stinchfield------------first and foremost go fuck your self

If and you read this thread I say it again..................Fisrt and Foersmost go FUCK yourself

This asshole that shot people up had fucking guns that were given back to him by his father-----------------so Stinchfield, do you think that his father should be charged in these murders------------------I fucking thinking so

Asshole.....................

Trumps first state dinner breaks campaign promise

"It’s going to be different, folks. It's going to be different."

RYAN KORONOWSKI APR 23, 2018, 3:44 PM

Back in February 2016, candidate Donald Trump promised not to have state dinners until the United States no longer ran a trade deficit at a campaign event in New Hampshire.

Like many of his other promises, that one didn’t take long to break, as President Donald Trump is set to host French President Emanuel Macron for the administration’s first State Dinner at the White House Tuesday night.

On February 8, 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump spoke to voters in Salem, New Hampshire ahead of the state’s presidential primary. He had lost Iowa to Ted Cruz and was looking for a win in the northeast to bolster his candidacy. After a question from a voter about Benghazi, Trump pivoted to how well he would actually get along with other countries, specifically, China, on trade.





Fuck you asshole...........................No fuck you traitor asshole.............


November 2018 cannot get fast enough

Minnesota court says activists can use climate change as a defense in trial

The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled on Monday that four climate activists can use a "necessity defense."

NATASHA GEILING APR 23, 2018, 3:49 PM

Does climate change pose such an imminent threat to the planet that it’s okay to break the law in order to stop it?

Four climate activists currently awaiting trial in Minnesota for shutting off a tar sands pipeline think so — and on Monday, the Minnesota Court of Appeals agreed that they should be allowed to make that argument before a jury when their case goes to trial.

“This is a big win for anyone who cares about climate change,” Kelsey Skaggs, a co-founder of Climate Defense Project and a member of the defendants’ legal team, said in a press statement. “The climate necessity defense is an important tool for pushing back against efforts by the federal government and industry to silence opposition to the reckless development of fossil fuels.”

The climate activists who shut down the pipeline in Minnesota are part of a small group of protesters known as the Valve Turners, who each shut off a different pipeline across four states in a concerted protest on October 11, 2016. The protesters involved were arrested and charged with criminal charges ranging from trespass to criminal mischief, and each has tried to use a climate necessity defense in court to argue that their actions were necessary to head off a more immediate threat (in this case, climate change).

https://thinkprogress.org/minnesota-climate-activists-necessity-defense-appeal-65d5399619cb/


The nations wealthiest are poised to take advantage of a loophole left by the GOP tax plan

Republicans marketed it as a "small business tax cut."
REBEKAH ENTRALGO APR 23, 2018, 4:03 PM

The non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation released a report Monday detailing the effects of the GOP tax bill, ahead of a Tuesday Senate hearing on the same subject.

The findings indicate that nearly 44 percent of the tax cuts for so-called pass-through businesses will go to tax filers making more than $1 million in 2018, while more than 90 percent of the cuts will go to those earning more than $100,00.

As ThinkProgress previously reported, even though Republicans repeatedly claimed their tax plan would provide cuts for small business owners, pass-through businesses are not small businesses in the mom-and-pop sense, but rather are entities like partnerships, S-corporations, and limited liability companies (LLCs).

The final version of the GOP tax bill transformed the pass-through tax break into a deduction against taxable income, effectively cutting the top rate on pass-through income down from 39.6 percent to 29.6 percent.

https://thinkprogress.org/wealthy-are-poised-to-take-advantage-of-tax-loophole-6ee3c93fc0bc/


And how many mrtgages are through LLC's.......................like Blackrock.

Pruitt met with lobbyist whose wife rented him condo

Source: The Hill

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt met with the lobbyist whose wife rented him a $50-a-night condo in Washington D.C.

Steven Hart, a lobbyist for Williams & Jensen, set up the meeting with Pruitt on behalf of executive associated with Smithfield Foods, a large pork producer.

On Friday, The Hill reported that Hart had reached out to the EPA on behalf of a client, Smithfield Foods, contradicting Hart's previous claims that he had not lobbied Pruitt's agency last year or in 2018. Hart announced Saturday that he is also stepping down from the firm.

On Saturday, Ryan Williams, a spokesman for Hart confirmed to The Hill that Hart in fact met personally with Pruitt in 2017, alongside Smithfield Foods’ former vice president, Dennis Treacy.

Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/384295-pruitt-met-lobbyist-whose-wife-rented-him-condo



"Hart says his work was not on behalf of Smithfield Foods and that he was not compensated for his work."


So dude, is blue, red, or is white green, are you fucking kidding us.............then why dude did you talk to a cabinet official that is so fucking corrupt, that when the Chinese that own your company, went into NC and asked to get a law waylaid, because the pollution from the pig shit retainer ponds is causing cancer in the communities and your not getting compensated, you get compensated when you sit on a toilet dude, you get compensated, when you put your pants on everyday thinking of how to scam the system ........................FUCK YOU


Absolutely despicable: Boater picked up stranded Hawaii flood victims, demanded money to save them

There were many of good deeds on the Hawaiian island of Kauai over the past week and one particularly bad one.

Hawaii’s stunning “garden island” is not yet recovered from its worst flooding in decades following a powerful storm that surged through the island over the weekend. The wild weather produced dramatic scenes as helicopters and boats evacuated some 340 residents and visitors stranded in their ordinarily idyllic surroundings.

Among the strangest sites was a herd of buffalo, from a ranch near the town of Haena, fleeing in terror into the ocean. Jet Ski cowboys took to the sea with lassos to round them up and tow them to shore, where they were moved to safer, higher ground.

More than two feet of surging rain in 24 hours produced landslides that buried the narrow coastal Kuhio Highway snaking across the lush northern reaches of the island, separating isolated and usually idyllic communities like Haena on one side from the more developed town of Hanalei on the other, famous for its sweeping white-sand beach where the classic film South Pacific was filmed.

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/04/20/hawaii-floods-victims-money-demanded-rescue/

Absolutely despicable: Boater picked up stranded Hawaii flood victims, demanded money to save them







Southwest sends apology, $5K, to passengers on damaged jet

PHILADELPHIA — Southwest has sent a letter of apology, a $5,000 check and a $1,000 travel voucher to passengers who were on a flight that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine exploded.

“Please accept our deepest apologies,” Chairman Gary Kelly wrote in a letter dated April 18, a day after the accident.

An engine on a Southwest jet exploded Tuesday while the plane was flying from New York to Dallas, and debris hit it, causing extensive damage. Banking executive Jennifer Riordan, 43, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was fatally injured when she was sucked partway through a shattered window, sending passengers scrambling to help her as the aircraft shook violently and went into a rapid descent.

“We value you as our customer and hope you will allow us another opportunity to restore your confidence in Southwest as the airline you can count on for your travel needs,” Kelly wrote in his letter. “In this spirit, we are sending you a check in the amount of $5,000 to cover any of your immediate financial needs.”

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/04/20/southwest-airlines-engine-explosion-apology-voucher/

Suncor oil refinery spews 8.5 tons a year of cyanide gas over low-income north Denver neighborhoods,

Suncor Energy’s oil refinery is spewing 8.5 tons a year of invisible hydrogen cyanide gas over low-income north Denver neighborhoods, state records show.

Community groups in Globeville, Swansea and Elyria this week petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to require Colorado health officials to set a limit that protects people and at least require Suncor to disclose emissions of the gas to local emergency responders.

CDPHE air quality control officials in January approved a change to Suncor’s air pollution permit that exempts the company from a federal requirement to disclose hydrogen cyanide emissions. The officials set an emissions limit of 12.8 tons a year — higher than the 8.5 tons Suncor reported it emits — for the purpose of letting Suncor use a legal loophole that lets companies with permitted limits avoid disclosure of those emissions, a state document shows.

This CDPHE action overrode objections by Adams County Commissioners, who raised health concerns and said transparency is vital for emergency crews to be able to respond to potential hazards.

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/04/19/suncor-energy-cyanide-gas-poor-denver-neighborhoods/


This is just as fucked up ......................

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