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    The Trump Presidency - how I stopped worrying and learned to love the Hair

    I think it's time to move on from the race arguments. Whether it's true or not, I think a better argument might have more to do with class and wealth. I think that is what motivates Trump more. He likes people with power, wealth, status. So when he goes after immigrants, minorities etc you can...
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    The Trump Presidency - how I stopped worrying and learned to love the Hair

    I suppose that sort of a strong defense would be the same if someone proposed changing the 1st amendment.
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    The Trump Presidency - how I stopped worrying and learned to love the Hair

    Although I feel like Trump’s intentions aren’t pure (when are they ever really), I must agree with him that we should change the law so that citizenship is passed on through parents and not merely by being born in the country. This is especially true for Canada, which has a health and social...
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    Gun politics thread

    When people over here push for gun control it’s more in connection with mass shootings. Of which perpetrators have a different profile to those of general crime. So in the RSA the issue revolves around violent crime (murder/rape) of which the perpetrators generally get away and are always out...
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    Gun politics thread

    we know that having guns in a society does not necessarily make a country more dangerous. The problem are the people. However, the problem is compounded when you have a country with a lot of deranged people and easy access to guns. We still need to get to the root of why people act out...
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    Gun politics thread

    Question, and this also relates to the deputy that didn’t go into the school Does a teen (or any of these other mass shooters) with an assault weapon have a major edge over a trained officer with a hand gun? I feel like firepower in and of itself can tip the scale, but there is a lot more to...
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    Gun politics thread

    So the rate was falling and has continued to fall. However I also read that the number of guns has increased in Australia above the level it was prior to the massacre mentioned. Yet gun deaths (which seem to be mostly suicides) and overall crime continues to decrease despite the increase in gun...
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    Gun politics thread

    and for crying out loud...do not take up a defensive position with your stick while the child is hitting other kids with their stick.
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    Gun politics thread

    D: beat your child with a stick for being an asshole
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    Gun politics thread

    It’s just shocking. I have tons of issues with police, but I never doubted their bravery in a crisis and willingness to put their lives on the line. It’s like firefighters hiding behind their truck instead of going into a building. In a hostage situation, you don’t go in guns blazing. But the...
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    Random Thoughts (Political Edition)

    So in the wake of Parkland, there have been some conspiracy theories floating around. A lot of them revolve around George Soros being behind some of the movements that have sprung from the shooting. So so I googled George Soros because although I know he’s a billlonaire that funds left wing...
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    Gun politics thread

    Indeed. Usually after a shooting you hear stories from family and friends saying “we had no idea he was capable of this”....compete opposite here. Everyone said this guy fit the bill for a school shooter (and himself even boasted about doing it).
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    The Trump Presidency - how I stopped worrying and learned to love the Hair

    I love how the people that “love immigrants” have also managed to denigrate immigrants like Melania and her family (nothing related to this thread, just some horrible things I read on Twitter). My issue about merit based systems vs chain migration (which is actually known as family...
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    Gun politics thread

    So the news today was that the armed deputy working at the school took a defensive position outside (for about for minutes) and didn’t go in. I’ve read a lot of comments online calling him a coward. Curious what everyone else’s thoughts are on that. I’m also curious as to what explanation he...
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    The Trump Presidency - how I stopped worrying and learned to love the Hair

    Just my personal experience regarding the economy. In the food business in Orlando. 2016 was by far the worst year on record in the last 10 years and that carried on to about mid-2017. Since that time, we’ve seen increases of 20-29%. Part of that is probably because 2016 and early 2017 was so...
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