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    Yesterday, 11:13 PM
    None of the incidents in your article qualify any definition of "mass shooting" that I'm aware of. None had 4 or more victims. In the United States, there are several different, but common, definitions of mass shootings. The Congressional Research Service defines mass shootings, as multiple, firearm, homicide incidents, involving 4 or more victims at one or more locations close to one another. The FBI definition is essentially the same. Often there is a distinction made between private and public mass shootings (e.g., a school, place of worship, or a business establishment). Mass shootings undertaken by foreign terrorists are not included, no matter how many people die or where the shooting occurs. These formulations are certainly workable, but the threshold of 4 or more deaths is arbitrary. There are also important exclusions. For example, if 10 people are shot but only 2 dies, the incident is not a mass shooting. Homicides by other means also are not counted. If 5 people are purposely run down and killed by an individual driving motor vehicle, the deaths do not count because a firearm is not involved. There also are inclusions that can seem curious because the motives of perpetrators are not considered when defining a mass shooting.
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    Yesterday, 11:07 PM
    Thanks for that update. Even more that strengthens my resolve that natural remedies are the way out of this pandemic. Magnesium citrate is like $3.50 a bottle.
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    Yesterday, 07:29 PM
    The post on a black Seventh-Day Adventist Facebook group. Sadly my Aunt passed away recently due to Covid, and she was actually vaccinated. She lived in a state that has a low vaccination rate and no indoor mask mandate. I believe the Delta variant is at high rates there as well. Another Aunt has a brother-in-law who was just intubated due to Covid. He was anti-vax and anti-mask. He will probably die too, as the survival rates once someone is intubated are low. This problem will only be solved when at least 90% of the population cooperates with the precautions. If you don’t want the vaccine, then wear a mask. Preferably an N95 which is best able to filter small particles like viruses. Avoid large gatherings and practice good hygiene to avoid the spread should you unknowingly contract and carry the virus. The instructions are very simple, but illogical thinking and rebelliousness have taken over, so here we are….. And my response?
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    Yesterday, 05:32 PM
    Great idea! We have got to take activism to another level. Talking to each other online about solutions isn't enough.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    10-16-2021, 09:34 PM
    And this goes here:
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    10-16-2021, 09:15 PM
    The best activism is to use the exit. It always is. That's one of the reasons the free market works so well - it's easy to exit if you're not satisfied. Trying to get a school board to listen to protesters may work a little sometimes. I'm sure there'll be some wins there. But removing children is THE best thing anyone can do. We should make signs to picket along side these parents, "PULL YOUR KIDS OUT: They won't understand anything else." And then give them the information in those online resources. I wonder if there's any organizations that would help with that effort?
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    10-16-2021, 08:52 PM
    Man, the more I see this guy, the more I like him. I'm not necessarily a religious person, but it's great to see the value that his religious understanding is giving him. They're going to try to tear him down. They'll say he's promoting his book and apparel company. They'll demean his motivations. They'll dig into his past. And they'll make sure those ventures fail. He'll be lucky if they don't fabricate some scandal against him. He needs strength, but it looks like he has it. He just needs to keep it.
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    10-16-2021, 06:34 PM
    They can't get past the first step.
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    10-16-2021, 06:05 PM
    There should be a 12 step program for racism. :D
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  • GlennwaldSnowdenAssanged's Avatar
    10-16-2021, 01:55 AM
    There is always someone that is superior. Success takes work and risk.
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    10-15-2021, 02:00 PM
    He knew he was pregnant, so he shouldn't have accepted the job in the first place.
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    10-15-2021, 12:00 PM
    Due to nominal rigidity or "price stickiness", electric rates may stay low for longer. Because most electric distribution rates have to be "approved" by utility commissions, they have to build complicated rate cases to raise their rates. That doesn't hold true for all generators or utility co-ops, but it means it'll take awhile for inflation to hit that sector. Now, working in this industry, it concerns me because the costs of materials is rapidly rising and it is becoming harder and harder to get transformers, poles and wires... If major storms come through this winter and the ice damages the lines, utilities will have to operate at HUGE losses which will have to be worked into a future rate case. Not to mention that labor costs are going to skyrocket the next time the annual review process or union contracts come up. Those signs point to LONG restoration times, cuts in preventative maintenance, and political pressure to slash the utility return on equity. In other words, keep that wood burner handy - we're going to need them!
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    10-15-2021, 11:16 AM
    The need for a college education is all but dead now. Some engineering and science schools have cool labs that most people don't have at home, but the information that can be learned is pretty much free in today's internet. The only thing that colleges have left to sell are: The "experience", and The reputation of the degrees that they have to offer. The degree reputation has been waning for decades but still finds strong support on the left -- the ones that worship academia. Since that's their target audience, it makes sense that they'd tailor the "experience" to the left as well.
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    10-15-2021, 11:08 AM
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    10-15-2021, 08:21 AM
    CaptUSA replied to a thread Labor Strikes in U.S. Political News
    Oh, gotta love this... Yeah... The "capitalist system" did that. These people are utterly clueless.
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    10-15-2021, 07:02 AM
    CaptUSA replied to a thread Labor Strikes in U.S. Political News
    Who said ANYTHING about the strikes being vaccine related? Are you trying to change the thread subject again?? The government’s insane intervention (takeover) of the economy is doing this. And it’s escalating quickly with every new contract that is coming up. But yeah, vaccines. :rolleyes:
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    10-15-2021, 06:54 AM
    There is no CRT in Virginia public schools. it works on the weak minded.
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    10-15-2021, 04:54 AM
    Will injecting some unknown substance into my body cause me harm? How long did it take to determine asbestos was a problem? Was smoking once lauded as being healthy? Is it okay to shoot speed or heroin? Is COVID a deadly virus that needs immunization? Do you think your human body was developed by God? Does God need Fauchi's help?
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    10-15-2021, 04:40 AM
    and I thought the cops were the ones to be feared. Hmm. Maybe in the end those guys aren't so bad when compared to what is really taking place. What is really taking place? We are living in a magic show. Whatever we think we saw was an illusion. What we think he is doing he is not. It is all slight of hand. Mandatory vaccinations.... what is up his sleeve? It used to be said that history will record.... Who can say with any certainty how history will be recorded? We cannot even have honest journalism. 24/7 disinformation by those claiming what anyone else says is disinformation. There is too much influence and power behind the curtain. There is no such thing as do what you want but let me live out my days in peace. Getting back to cops. They were just the noticeable symptom. They were just carrying out what they were told. It goes much higher than cops. They are not even needed anymore.
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    10-14-2021, 10:16 PM
    Granted, I don't watch a lot of media, but are they being kinda silent on the current labor strikes going on?? Like every thing, you can find the stories, but why isn't it making it into the narratives? Or maybe it is and I'm missing it? But, Kellogg, John Deere, Kaiser Permanente, Film Crews, Hospital Workers... There are lots more on the way... Basically, any contract that is coming up is getting held up because of the various reactions to the government's Covid response/inflation/panic. Yet another unforeseen consequence of this insanity. But is the media narrative linking these all together for the purposes of implementing their Marxist paradise??
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    10-14-2021, 07:32 PM
    Released during a livestream a couple of days ago. This was funded by liberty lovers and was based on the Tuttle Twins book series by former RPF member Connor Boyack. The cartoon starts at 12:00, if you don't want to watch the build up.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    10-14-2021, 07:26 PM
    Well, we are seeing at least one small complaint...
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    10-14-2021, 04:11 PM
    $5 Gas is actually cheaper than $2 gas because with inflation $5 today is what $1 was before. See? Gas is now cheaper.
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  • cjm's Avatar
    10-14-2021, 03:45 PM
    idk, could be a snitch, or just proactively building cases against his peers for when he gets accused of not being woke. We called it mutually assured destruction (MAD) in the 80s. The idea was that if someone nuked you, you could nuke them back. I can totally see kids adopting this idea for cancel culture. Not saying that's what he's doing or that it's "right," but it certainly worked for Hoover.
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  • GlennwaldSnowdenAssanged's Avatar
    10-14-2021, 03:42 PM
    If you are not happy with your representative, vote them out in the next election!
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    10-14-2021, 02:58 PM
    Tell me again why cigarettes or alcohol are not legal for children.
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by jmdrake on 05-15-2013 at 08:34 AM
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Ron needs to quit playing defense and go on offense. It's not enough to say "the Soviet Union was worse than Iran." If he could point out the following documented facts it would shut the naysayer up for good or at least make them back-peddle.

1) In 2003 Iran was the only Muslim country to help us fight and remove the Taliban from power.

See: Jane's Defense Weekly India joins anti-Taliban coalition. "India is believed to have joined Russia, the USA

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The new bill of rights.

by jmdrake on 05-15-2013 at 08:33 AM
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This parody is an attempt to "rewrite" the bill of rights in keeping with the current application by our criminal government. Original text will be in italics followed by a list of possible options.

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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government

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Federal Reserve advised gold standard for Russia

by jmdrake on 05-15-2013 at 08:32 AM
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I ran across this information by accident (providence?) while looking for something else. The first link is an essay from Jude Wanniski who went with fed governor Wayne Angell to Moscow right after the collapse of the soviet union. Note that Angell advocated the new Russia to go to a gold backed currency! The second link is an online Google book from the Mises institute that talks about the same essay. I've excerpted the essay bellow. (It's too long to post directly). It's interesting to note

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Washington Post 2002 : The U.S. pushed jihad on Afghan schoolchildren.

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From U.S., the ABC's of Jihad
Violent Soviet-Era Textbooks Complicate Afghan Education Efforts

By Joe Stephens and David B. Ottaway
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Saturday, March 23, 2002; Page A01

In the twilight of the Cold War, the United States spent millions of dollars to supply Afghan schoolchildren with textbooks filled with violent images and militant Islamic teachings, part of covert attempts to spur resistance to the Soviet occupation.

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