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  1. Thread: Gun Control

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    Manufacturer of gun used in Texas shooting posted...

    Manufacturer of gun used in Texas shooting posted this ad on twitter the week before the shooting. Since taken down:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FTx7iwSX0AEF5gC?format=jpg&name=900x900
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    That's a lotta ducks on the pond.

    That's a lotta ducks on the pond.
  3. Thread: Gun Control

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    I think the minimum age to buy a drink is 21, and...

    I think the minimum age to buy a drink is 21, and the same to purchase a handgun from a licensed dealer.
    Yet you can buy an AR, or any other long gun, at 18.
    We do ask 18 year olds to go off to...
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    Fun pop quiz for the day: Which one is the...

    Fun pop quiz for the day: Which one is the "alternate fact?"
  5. Thread: Gun Control

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    Manufacturer of that particular weapon has chosen...

    Manufacturer of that particular weapon has chosen not to attend NRA convention.
    Looking at their website, their weapons cost about $2000 each. And the guy maybe bought 2?
  6. Thread: Gun Control

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    I read a story today from a teacher at that...

    I read a story today from a teacher at that school that really struck me.
    In the 50's we had drills in our grade school where we took "cover" under our desks in a simulated response to a nuclear...
  7. Thread: Politics Thread

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    I carry no water for Iran. Your links proved only...

    I carry no water for Iran. Your links proved only that they re-started their program after the US pulled out, and re-imposed sanctions.
    Or they were opinions from non-scientists.

    My brother...
  8. Thread: Politics Thread

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    Your "proof" was from documents that referred to...

    Your "proof" was from documents that referred to activity in 2003. Not after the agreement was implemented.
    Sanctions are effective in hurting an economy (see N. Korea). They don't stop nuclear...
  9. That is no way to talk about Theology 101.

    That is no way to talk about Theology 101.
  10. Thread: Politics Thread

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    If you watched a foreign country invade your...

    If you watched a foreign country invade your neighbor, who called you part of the axis of evil...you would be worried about being invaded and hide you efforts.
    My comparison of Iran to N. Korea was...
  11. Thread: Politics Thread

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    All of that information pertained to their...

    All of that information pertained to their efforts decades ago.
    Does it make geopolitical sense? Of course. They watched as we invaded Iraq who had no WMD's, and decided the N. Korea approach of...
  12. Thread: Gun Control

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    A nuanced, but perhaps realistic view of where we...

    A nuanced, but perhaps realistic view of where we find ourselves.
    Maybe a product of the last few decades as pointed out by Heather Cox Richardson in an earlier link I posted.
    ...
  13. Thread: Gun Control

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    I don't believe Texas has any requirement to...

    I don't believe Texas has any requirement to register guns. This guy's guns were apparently bought last week after he turned 18.
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    Good luck this week! ...

    Good luck this week!

    https://golfweek.usatoday.com/2022/05/24/jason-kokrak-defending-champion-charles-schwab-challenge-dodge-truck/
  15. Thread: Politics Thread

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    Great reasons for ongoing inspections. Trust but...

    Great reasons for ongoing inspections. Trust but verify.
  16. Thread: Gun Control

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    A brief history from an American historian: ...

    A brief history from an American historian:

    https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/may-24-2022?s=r
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    And they generally start off in the South for the...

    And they generally start off in the South for the weather, and that often brings them through Sparkle City.
  18. https://c.tenor.com/Zx6Nnr-oDM8AAAAM/run-away-cute...

    https://c.tenor.com/Zx6Nnr-oDM8AAAAM/run-away-cute.gif
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    Right. He need 2 par days where he was way over.

    Right. He need 2 par days where he was way over.
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    Rough weekend for Jason. A couple of par rounds...

    Rough weekend for Jason. A couple of par rounds would have put him in the top 10.
    Course must be brutal today.
  21. Thread: Politics Thread

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    Well OK then. Grisham must not have been a...

    Well OK then. Grisham must not have been a successor press secretary, despite the title, who was out there every day...as she was never out there.
    Not even once.

    I got it. Fake press...
  22. Thread: Politics Thread

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    One of these things is correct. One is not. No...

    One of these things is correct. One is not.
    No matter how you try to excuse it.
  23. Thread: Politics Thread

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    Stephanie Grisham was the White House press...

    Stephanie Grisham was the White House press secretary for 9 months (she followed Sanders I think).
    In those 9 months she never held one White House press briefing (following a 6 month lull in them,...
  24. Thread: Politics Thread

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    Read through the numbers in the report, and note...

    Read through the numbers in the report, and note the earlier detail of the former president's conference.
    Trump's were not solo press conferences, but joint ones where he took limited questions...
  25. Thread: Politics Thread

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    He just took questions from the press on March...

    He just took questions from the press on March 22.
    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2022/03/24/remarks-by-president-biden-in-press-conference-7/

    And he's got a long way...
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