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 Whisky_River
Joined: 10/14/2017
Msg: 613
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Good thoughts with all the students marching today for their lives and change.
Hopefully, there will be no violence.
As I turn on the news...looks like there will people put in place to put a bad light on it all....dammit!

They are the future and it seems have more sense than the paid off politicians of today...including Trump.
These are the future voters...they need to pay attention.
 N2U18
Joined: 3/16/2018
Msg: 614
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Posted: 3/24/2018 2:37:27 PM
It’s always beautiful watching adults exploit minors. Great Day Indeed!

I guess I missed it but what did the authorities determine the cause of young men becoming so disgruntled and violent? How do we fix it?

Why is teen suicide up over 70% the last decade?

I see the symptoms but what is the disorder or disease? Anyone really care?
 MachIMustangII
Joined: 2/16/2018
Msg: 615
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Posted: 3/24/2018 3:09:50 PM
Fl does have the Fox News crowd, partly due to age, partly due to the South's natural conservativism. Believe it or not, up here in the CT/Ma blue states, we have a similar crowd. There are still farmers who didn't leave after WW2 took their young workers to leave the rocky soil behind, and we have defense factory workers, gun manufacturers (some who trace their history back far) and other factory workers along the Dark Corridor (named b/c if you fly over at night, you no longer see well lit industrial areas)...and some of these snowbirds didn't move to FL on retirement (probably b/c they can't afford to anymore).

It won't seem like it, but I give credit to those who can explain their point, than just regurgitate something they heard on AM radio or Faux. At least they gave it some thought. They may be using facts that are biased, but at least they are thinking.

"what did authorities determine to be the cause of young men disgruntlement?"

>>>if it was the middle east, we could blame a lack of Free Market to provide them jobs, and a conservative religious movement teaching them wrong values. But here, of course, the Free Market provides jobs to everyone and our problem is we lack a conservative religious grounding for morals :)

It can't be all the drugs we've given them, everyone knows Big Pharma is here to help

http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/psych-meds-linked-to-90-of-school-shootings/

It can't be the cartoon violence of pro wrestling and movies. It can't be a gun culture that says the solution to inner city problems is to break out guns like in the movie Gran Torino, or a John Bolton attitude that we just bomb all our problems away. People may care, but there's just too much money to be made. Have you gone on YouTube this week and counted how many NRA ads popup?
 47Seagulls
Joined: 3/16/2018
Msg: 616
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Posted: 3/24/2018 7:45:53 PM
I must say - you Americans must be very, very proud of your students across the country today. They did an awesome job. The support they got from the entire country and the world - awe inspiring.

I particularly liked the reference of $1.05.

Some of these kids will make huge changes come November 2018 and again in 2020.
 ja6425
Joined: 1/16/2018
Msg: 617
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Posted: 3/24/2018 11:59:07 PM
"It’s always beautiful watching adults exploit minors. Great Day Indeed!"

^^^^^^^Yes, this was on display for sure today! Had the conservatives exploited the youth like the liberals had done today, you would never have heard the end of it.
 back_again4917
Joined: 4/9/2017
Msg: 618
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Posted: 3/25/2018 2:34:13 AM
What has happened to all the missing postings?

Posts 624 to 648 are not showing.

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 dragonbytes
Joined: 9/15/2015
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Posted: 3/25/2018 3:50:03 AM

What has happened to all the missing postings?

Posts 624 to 648 are not showing.

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MSG control.
 47Seagulls
Joined: 3/16/2018
Msg: 620
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Posted: 3/25/2018 9:06:32 AM
JA6425 said - Yes, this was on display for sure today! Had the conservatives exploited the youth like the liberals had done today, you would never have heard the end of it.

I have a feeling you were cheering on those in uniform at Kent State way back when. Its sad that "adults" can't support the youth, these kids were awesome, inspiring, brilliant, emotional, intelligent. When these young folks have been interviewed, damn near everyone of them is in favour of the 2nd Amendment. They just don't want people to have an AR-15, which, BTW, no one has explained to me why anyone would need an AR-15 unless they were in the military.

Also keep in mind, many of these young people will vote Republican too. This wasn't millions of Democrats or liberals marching - it was a mix. Students supporting students. Students that also support the 2nd Amendment by using the 1st Amendment.

It is a good movement. The ones that want to make it "dirty" or "ugly" or "worthless" are small minded adults that are afraid to see how far these kids will take this.

Its too band the Toddler in Chief hid out and played golf. Nero fiddled while Rome burned - in this case, Nero is golfing while he burns Rome.
 dragonbytes
Joined: 9/15/2015
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Posted: 3/25/2018 9:16:33 AM

BTW, no one has explained to me why anyone would need an AR-15 unless they were in the military.


I don't know why people need to explain why they want something? There are many, many products that don't serve any purpose outside of a desire for the product.

For instance, the top speed in the USA is 85 mph, yet a Ferrari (and many other high powered sports cars) states that the car has a top speed exceeding 217 mph,

Why on earth does anyone outside of a race car driver need a top speed of over 200 mph?
 from site to sight
Joined: 11/30/2007
Msg: 622
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Posted: 3/25/2018 9:42:57 AM
"Why on earth does anyone outside of a race car driver need a top speed of over 200 mph?"

I find it funny when I'm crawling along on a busy highway in heavy traffic, often in stop and go traffic, and I sometimes see people doing the highway crawl in a fancy sports car. Is it worth spending 100 grand or whatever for a car where there's nowhere to take it to reach even half the top speed it's capable of? I can claim that my car is as fast as a Ferrari or Maserati.

That's the same way I feel when I see a pickup truck where the body is jacked up , and doors are about 4 feet off of the ground. I haven't seen or heard about anybody doing swamp driving in the area, so what's the purpose of having a vehicle with the body up in the air?
 47Seagulls
Joined: 3/16/2018
Msg: 623
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Posted: 3/25/2018 9:48:34 AM
Dragonbytes said - "I don't know why people need to explain why they want something? "

Okay, so I'll go with my first assumption - they buy an AR-15 thinking it will make their pen!s look bigger.

The Ferrari isn't a killing machine. Its a car. Yes it goes fast. But an AR-15 is not a gun for hunting, I don't have a problem with hunters. I don't have a problem with skeet shooting, target shooting, competitions. But an AR-15, why? A gun isn't going to may Mickey Milktoast into GIJoe.
 Whisky_River
Joined: 10/14/2017
Msg: 624
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Posted: 3/25/2018 9:56:12 AM

"Why on earth does anyone outside of a race car driver need a top speed of over 200 mph?"

OR a GUN that fires 50 rounds a minute...??
I don't know...why?
Fear...stupid.....braggarts....insane....small penis....because they can OR simply because it's THERE and AVAILABLE and some CAN and WILL??
Point proven.
 trinity818
Joined: 9/1/2006
Msg: 625
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Posted: 3/25/2018 12:07:18 PM

It’s always beautiful watching adults exploit minors


So, are you & John saying that these kids have no voice of their own? I think you are wrong. And I'm holding out hope that the change we need will eventually come when this generation is old enough to make it happen.
 badata
Joined: 3/21/2018
Msg: 626
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Posted: 3/25/2018 12:09:03 PM
"""" I find it funny when I'm crawling along on a busy highway in heavy traffic, often in stop and go traffic, and I sometimes see people doing the highway crawl in a fancy sports car. Is it worth spending 100 grand or whatever for a car where there's nowhere to take it to reach even half the top speed it's capable of? I can claim that my car is as fast as a Ferrari or Maserati."""

There are few public roads you can legally drive faster than 70 mph in the US... maybe Montana or some of those empty but going on forever highways?. Its nice to have a car powerful enough to merge into traffic, where the power is there when you need it. And maybe you can take the Porsche to the local track for a whirl....but the truth is, the lay person with these powerful cars generally have no idea how to handle the power and don't drive much faster than the rest of us. But they do like the "takeoff"...and it is a prestige thing to have a car like that... and that is what many professionals want...."prestige".... that is what makes them feel worthwhile....but in the end, they end up in the same earth as everybody else...so I don't really get it either.
 MachIMustangII
Joined: 2/16/2018
Msg: 627
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Posted: 3/25/2018 12:19:06 PM
what a wonderful way to dismiss the opinion of youth--oh, they can't possibly think for themselves, they must be getting manipulated. But then the President of the United States tweets some horse-hockey he heard on Faux News. No wonder Trumpanzees think the kids are being manipulated, their president certainly is!

"why anyone would need an AR-15 unless they were in the military"

>>>and how does the military handle 18 yr old kids and rifles of a similar design? They lock the rifles up in an armory and only let them out with Rules of Engagement, so the kids know when they can pull the trigger and when they will be courtmartialed if they do it.

"Why on earth does anyone need an AR-15 or outside of a race car driver, need a top speed of over 200 mph?"

>>and yet we regulate the cars a lot more. Some states require cars to be brought in regularly for safety inspection. Most states arrest you for operating your car while drunk--get caught a few times, and you even go to jail for it or your lose your license to operate that car. Leave your car in an inoperable state, and in some locales, it can be towed from your property so it doesn't house mice or rats.

of course, the six digit price tag of those 200mph cars, can be considered their own regulation :) The odds of some young punk buying a Ferrari at Wal Mart and driving on the sidewalk to kill people is, you know, kinda small. and of course a few of these exotics have safety equipment, like proximity alerts will apply the brakes and stop you from crashing. They sure aren't perfect, as that poor lady outside the cross walk found out in AZ, but still, I don't imagine there will be an AR-15 designed to lock the trigger if you try to aim at humans anytime soon.

Why do people need to explain why they wish to purchase something? Well, we tend to ask if they buy the ingredients for making meth in drum quantities, or if they buy dynamite, or if they want a one-way airline ticket or if they are on a certain list...there's a few things that make us ask questions.
 LDC9999
Joined: 9/16/2017
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Posted: 3/26/2018 7:00:34 AM
How could the students be of assistance with CPR if they are playing dead on the floor.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/25/politics/rick-santorum-guns-cnntv/index.html

I vote for full-body armour for all students.
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