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    Today, 12:46 AM
    One takes an insignificant bite out of the 2ndA and the other takes a huge chunk away, the precedent of breaking the 2ndA was set long ago and hasn't been rectified so you can't claim a threshold is being crossed.
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    Today, 12:13 AM
    Just don't use those features.
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    Today, 12:01 AM
    How would it be a liability risk for Apple?
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    Yesterday, 11:58 PM
    ebels have fired mortar shells from a planned buffer zone in northwest Syria, a monitor said Sunday, days after they were meant to have withdrawn such weapons from the area.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said rebels in the zone fired several "mortar shells at an army position in nearby Hama province, killing two soldiers" late Saturday. Also on Saturday, rebels shelled Aleppo province from other parts of the demilitarised area, with no casualties recorded, the Britain-based monitor said. "This is the first clear violation of the deal since the heavy weapons were withdrawn. This area is supposed to be clear of heavy weapons, including mortar shells," said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman. More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/rebels-fire-shells-syria-buffer-despite-heavy-arms-090436714.html
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    Yesterday, 11:34 PM
    I would be glad to see Rand primary Trump and I would support Rand but I don't see it happening based on Rand's current relationship with Trump.
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    Yesterday, 11:28 PM
    How do you think it works? People decide to run and then we get to choose between them, the only exception is if we are able to run ourselves. Will you be running for office any time soon? In the first place you will never have everyone stop voting and in the second the bone breakers would declare some kind of emergency and take power anyway.
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    Yesterday, 11:24 PM
    If both candidates are bad enough there might be a reason to not vote or to make a protest vote for a candidate that can't win or isn't even running (I have done that before) but that isn't the case most of the time, in most cases these days there is a significant difference and it is almost as bad to refrain from voting for the less bad choice as it is to vote for the worse choice.
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    Yesterday, 11:20 PM
    I never said there was but the Demoncrats will push for much more gun control. That isn't what we are discussing, I never said either one was perfect but both are much better than Garland or Kennedy.
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    Yesterday, 11:17 PM
    LOL There is a vast difference, I agree that both are violations of the 2ndA but there is a vast difference.
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    Yesterday, 08:50 PM
    LOL, Mattis is one of the people who gets in the way of Trump pulling the troops out of Afghanistan and Syria etc. We will have to see if he actually leaves and who replaces him but this could be very good.
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    Yesterday, 08:48 PM
    That's not how it works, we get to vote for the people who run, we don't decide who runs.
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    Yesterday, 08:45 PM
    The tax cuts will be made permanent after the midterms and the tariffs will be temporary but even if our trade parasites won't make a deal tariffs replacing income taxes is good.
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    Yesterday, 07:59 PM
    It isn't but if the only choice is between a regulatory rule that will be overturned and a law that might not I know which is less bad. And it will be overturned. Perhaps the problem is what you are smoking, Gorsuch is pro 2ndA ans so is Kavanaugh, Garland wasn't and Kennedy wasn't.
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    Yesterday, 07:17 PM
    Last March, we discussed why few things are as important for China's wealth effect and economy, as its housing bubble market. Specifically, as Deutsche Bank calculated at the time, "in 2016 the rise of property prices boosted household wealth in 37 tier 1 and tier 2 cities by RMB24 trillion, almost twice their total disposable income of RMB12.9 trillion." The German lender added that this (rather fleeting) wealth effect "may be helping to sustain consumption in China despite slowing income growth" warning that "a decline of property price would obviously have a large negative impact." Naturally, as long as the housing bubble keeps inflating and prices keep rising, there is nothing to worry about as the population will keep spending money buoyed by illusory wealth appreciation. It is when housing starts to drop that Beijing begins to panic. Fast forward to today, when Beijing may be starting to sweat because whereas Chinese property developers usually count on September and October to be their “gold and silver” months for sales, this year has turned out to be different. As the SCMP reports, not only were sales figures grim for September, but the seven-day national holiday last week also brought at least two "fangnao" incidents – when angry, and often violent, homeowners protest against price cuts offered by developers to new buyers. These protests are often directed at sales offices, with varying levels of intensity – from throwing rocks to holding banners and putting up funeral wreaths. The risk, of course, is that as what has gone up (wealth effect) will come down, and as home ownership has remained the most important channel of investment for urban households in China in the past decade, price cuts have become increasingly unacceptable and a cause for social unrest. Just last week, angry homeowners who paid full price for units at the Xinzhou Mansion residential project in Shangrao attacked the Country Garden sales office in eastern Jiangxi province last week, after finding out it had offered discounts to new buyers of up to 30%. Country Garden cut the selling price at one of its residential developments by 1/3. Those who paid full price smashed the sales office. Similar incidents had happened before, and will again. It’s impossible to remove “the guarantee of principal”(刚性兑付)in China. pic.twitter.com/UxHFODYxmc — Hao Hong 洪灝, CFA (@HAOHONG_CFA) October 6, 2018 A similar incident took place in suburban Shanghai, where the same developer slashed prices at another project called One Mansion by a quarter. While the protests have been isolated so far, the risk is that the greater the slide in property prices, the more widespread popular anger will become: "Property accounts for roughly 70 per cent of urban Chinese families’ total assets – a home is both wealth and status. People don’t want prices to increase too fast, but they don’t want them to fall too quickly either,” said Shao Yu, chief economist at Oriental Securities.
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    Yesterday, 06:47 PM
    It depends on the extremity of the "offenses" and the accuracy of the targeting, liberals are willing to try to destroy entire states for ordinary political disagreements these days.
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    Yesterday, 06:27 PM
    A county court has ordered Rep. Keith Ellison’s divorce records to be unsealed, allowing more scrutiny into the Democrat’s private life as he fights off the abuse allegations upending his campaign for Minnesota attorney general. Hennepin County Family Court referee Jason Hutchison released an order Friday saying the records of Mr. Ellison’s 2012 split with ex-wife Kim Ellison will be unsealed Oct. 17, ruling that “open access is the presumption in Minnesota.” More at: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/oct/13/minnesota-court-orders-keith-ellison-divorce-recor/
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    Yesterday, 06:17 PM
    Albert Marrewa, a counselor with decades of experience in the feminist movement, admits he was “wholeheartedly” committed to the feminist movement, but after witnessing the far-left shift the movement has undergone in recent years, culminating with the #MeToo movement and the Kavanaugh smear campaign, he no longer identifies with the movement. “All these years I silently stood by and watched third-wave feminism (with assistance from the radical left) methodically take a sledgehammer to Western society as a whole, and males in particular,” Marrewa wrote. “Yet it wasn’t until I witnessed the Me Too movement snowball into an all-out, anti-male witch hunt that I realized good men were in real trouble. Astonishingly, after having been an advocate for women my entire adult life, I quickly learned I was still considered the “enemy,” simply for being a man,” he explained. The development, Marrewa wrote, is something he never imagined happening, explaining the true goal of radical feminism is the prosecution of “any man who dares to wear his masculinity on his sleeve.” “In fact, masculinity is their true adversary,” Marrewa said. “To be sure, every man—regardless of his age, race, political persuasion, or sexual orientation—is in their crosshairs, but especially those who embody traditional masculine qualities, such as strength, discipline, direction, independence, confidence,and assertiveness. And God help him if he’s also white, Christian, conservative, affluent, or holds a position of power,” he explained. Marrewa went on to explain that as he ages — he’s nearing 60 — he’s growing less concerned with his well-being and how radical feminism affects him, but rather how it will affect the next generation of men. Then he explained how the Kavanaugh charade is the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back for his identification with feminism. As regrettable as it is, the recent attempt by all the usual suspects to block Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court at the eleventh hour by destroying his character, reputation, and life, via salacious, unsubstantiated, and uncorroborated allegations of sexual misconduct dating back thirty-odd years to when he was but a teenager, has obliterated the last vestiges of the “women’s advocate” dwelling inside my heart. Setting politics aside, watching a good man being taken down by a mob with zero regard for due process and the presumption of innocence is the final straw for me. In other words, I’m done. While it pains me to say this, I will no longer champion any self-described women’s cause unless things dramatically change for the better.
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    Yesterday, 06:13 PM
    Ohio's Republican lieutenant governor renewed her call for Sen. Sherrod Brown to resign in the wake of court records that purport alleged spousal abuse and at least one restraining order filed against him by his now-ex-wife. Ed Henry reported that Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor leads a "#MeToo"-type group that has been pressing for Brown (D-Ohio) to be held accountable, as the Democratic #MeToo proponents have called for similar actions in relation to allegations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh. My statement on the allegations against @SenSherrodBrown : pic.twitter.com/QrtsOSfxyG — Mary Taylor (@MaryTaylorOH) September 14, 2018 "The Democrats have to end this hypocrisy," Taylor said on "The Story." Brown currently leads Republican Rep. Jim Renacci by 16 points in the race for Senate, according to the RealClearPolitics polling average. " are OK with certain things as long as it's defending the right person," Taylor said, adding that it is hypocritical for Brown to fight against Kavanaugh's nomination. Taylor said there are court records that show Brown has been the subject of court filings involving abuse from his ex-wife, Larke Recchie. More at: http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/10/12/metoo-republican-calls-ohio-sen-sherrod-brown-resign-over-abuse-court-filings
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    Yesterday, 05:48 PM
    Let me know when there is an actual chance to avoid both.
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    Yesterday, 05:47 PM
    They aren't the mainstream of the feminist movement.
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    Yesterday, 05:41 PM
    The FBI has asked Facebook not to reveal who may be behind a recent hack that exposed highly sensitive personal information of 14 million users, according to a Facebook security update Friday. “We’re cooperating with the FBI, which is actively investigating and asked us not to discuss who may be behind this attack,” Rosen wrote in a post entitled “An Update on the Security Issue.” More at: https://dailycaller.com/2018/10/13/fbi-facebook-security-breach/
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    Yesterday, 05:39 PM
    Just what I would expect from an Injun.
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    Yesterday, 05:32 PM
    A biological male who identifies as a transgender woman won a women’s world championship cycling event on Sunday. Rachel McKinnon, a professor at the College of Charleston, won the women’s 35-39 age bracket at the 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles. McKinnon, representing Canada, bested Carolien Van Herrikhuyzen of the Netherlands and American cyclist Jennifer Wagner to take home the gold. McKinnon celebrated the victory on Twitter, writing: “First transgender woman world champion…ever.”
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    Yesterday, 04:54 PM
    Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies suffered their worst election result since 1950 on Sunday, bleeding votes to the far-right and the ecologist Greens in a setback that raised tensions within Germany's crisis-prone national government.The Christian Social Union (CSU) won 37.3 percent of the vote, preliminary results showed, losing its absolute majority for only the second time since 1962 - an outcome sure to stoke infighting in the conservative party, already a difficult partner for Merkel in Berlin. "Of course today is not an easy day for the CSU. We did not achieve a good result," Bavarian premier Markus Soeder told a gathering of his party. "We accept the result with humility," he said, adding that the CSU nonetheless wanted to form a stable government as soon as possible. The result, which saw the pro-immigration Greens come second and the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) enter the state assembly for the first time, means the CSU will need to form a coalition - a humiliation for a party used to ruling alone. The Greens, who more than doubled their share of the vote to 17.8 percent, attracted support from more liberal CSU voters and from those who traditionally vote for the left-leaning Social Democrats (SPD), who won just 9.5 percent. "The political earthquake was in Bavaria, but the aftershocks will be felt in Berlin ... Talk will increase ever more about the end of the Merkel era," said Fred Kempe, president of the Washington-based Atlantic Council think-tank. Without naming Merkel, SPD leader Andrea Nahles said the "poor performance" of the federal government in Berlin, where the SPD is in a coalition with the conservatives, was one of the reasons for her party's weak showing in Bavaria. "It's clear that something has to change," she said. The AfD won 10.7 percent of the vote, the preliminary results showed. The Free Voters, a protest party that is the CSU's most likely coalition party, won 11.6 percent. The CSU has ruled out an alliance with the AfD. More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/merkels-bavarian-allies-brace-bruising-state-election-071203830.html
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    Yesterday, 04:51 PM
    I don't want a broken finger but if it takes a broken finger to avoid a broken leg I prefer the broken finger. I'm kinda funny that way.
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    Yesterday, 04:36 PM
    O'Bummer only failed to enact gun control because of Republicans in Congress, Trump is about to enact a regulatory bumpstock ban that will fail in the courts, if you want to see a legislative bumpstock or even semi-auto ban that will be more likely to survive a court challenge then let the Demoncrats take over Congress. It matters how much they violate the Constitution, the only reason the bumpstock ban will probably fail in the courts is because we got Gorsuch instead of Garland and now we have Kavanaugh instead of Kennedy.
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    "Saudi Arabia Threatens to Slit Its Own Throat"
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    Yesterday, 01:30 PM
    Their members have power and they get things done.
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