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Re: “Claytoon of the Day: American Beaches

While acknowledging the step forward in better relations with North Korea, it's important to point out that there is no actual "deal". We have vague promises to work toward something.

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Posted by Wise-Guy on 06/14/2018 at 7:32 AM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: It's Getting Real

One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If weve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. Were no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. Its simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that weve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back. (Quote attributed to Carl Sagan).

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Posted by Wise-Guy on 05/28/2018 at 6:20 AM

Re: “A Look Back At the N.R.A

Pointing out that those of us who are supportive of banning assault type weapons and large capacity magazines have an example that supports our position. The damage inflicted by a 9mm hand gun with a normal magazine was minimal...three wounded and self inflicted death of the shooter. Had an assault rifle been used, the carnage in that scenario likely would have been another blood bath. We understand that banning these weapons won't stop the crazies. But this shows the destruction can be drastically limited.

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Posted by Wise-Guy on 04/06/2018 at 10:42 AM

Re: “A Look Back At the N.R.A

Harlon Carter was a leader of the NRA during the 1960's-'80s who changed its direction from its traditional mission of promoting marksmanship and shooting sports to advocating against gun control legislation. In 1977, Carter and other supporters orchestrated an organizational coup, removed the opposition and took over control of the NRA.

Carter believed that no gun control legislation could be acceptable. He wrote: "We can win it on a simple concept No compromise. No gun legislation." Carter opposed background checks for gun purchasers, saying that the acquisition of guns by violent criminals and the mentally ill is the "price we pay for freedom".

When Carter was a teenager, he was convicted (subsequently overturned) of killing 15-year-old Ramon Casiano. The band Drive-By Truckers wrote a song, "Ramon Casiano", about the shooting of Casiano, and Carter's subsequent career.

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Posted by Wise-Guy on 04/05/2018 at 6:36 AM

Re: “One Hot Dog

Perhaps Corvi was a bit snarky but every journalistic story should answer the basics: Who, What, When, Where, Why & How.

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Posted by Wise-Guy on 01/25/2018 at 6:50 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Ron is a great guy and the store is such a hoot. If you haven't been there it's definitely worth the drive.

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Posted by Wise-Guy on 01/25/2018 at 6:30 AM

Re: “It Looks Like Gabby Giffords Is Going To Endorse Ann Kirkpatrick Today in 2018 Race Against McSally

"We need new blood"...so said Trump voters.

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Posted by Wise-Guy on 09/11/2017 at 7:33 AM

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