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Bushman

climber
The state of quantum flux
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 25, 2018 - 01:34am PT
A billboard that reads "The NRA is a terrorist organization," went up ...
A billboard that reads "The NRA is a terrorist organization," went up on W Street in Pensacola on Thursday.

Can you hear that? I can hear it.
What’s that sound? Is it a klaxon fire bell or a conch shell horn?
I can hear it louder now...

Marching for All Their Lives

There’s an aura in the air
Where when once some did not care
And if you listen carefully
There’s a new sound for to hear
It’s the sound of youthful voices
That are soon to fill the air
Crying for their very lives
To the people pledged to serve
Who’ve been promised to another
And whose will is yet to swerve
But the children coming forward
Now too numerous to ignore
Have a government gone backwards
All these children don’t deserve
They are standing tens of millions
Soon a hundred million more
They’ve been paying their father’s sins
But they soon will pay no more
When their day of reckoning does come
They shall even up the score

-bushman

Thousands rallied in Washington, DC, on Saturday for a March for Our L...
Thousands rallied in Washington, DC, on Saturday for a March for Our Lives protest to advocate for gun control. Thousands more joined them at other marches in cities large and small across the country.

Here's what the NRA had to say today about the March for Our Lives

To hear the National Rifle Association tell it, Saturday's March for Our Lives was orchestrated by billionaires and Hollywood to push an anti-gun agenda.

On Facebook Saturday morning, the NRA posted a short membership-drive video along with a brief message;

"Stand and Fight for our Kids' Safety by Joining NRA," it said. "Today's protests aren't spontaneous. Gun-hating billionaires and Hollywood elites are manipulating and exploiting children as part of their plan to DESTROY the Second Amendment and strip us of our right to defend ourselves and our loved ones."

Hollow Arguments
Hollow Arguments

Offering thoughts and prayers for the victims of gun violence is never enough. It’s classic subterfuge and code for, “We want you to think we care but we’re not really willing to do anything about it.


For awhile I had my doubts about the state and moral character of Kids in America these days. But all told now, I think the kids are alright...
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Mar 25, 2018 - 04:09am PT
I went to the San Diego protest because I have had enough. I was not alone, something is different this time around. Young people are going to be the change we need to get a handle on the gun violence that is killing 96 people EVERYDAY. The NRA can try to marginalize the movement, but I will guarantee, the right wing is taking notice.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 25, 2018 - 04:32am PT
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43531391

Sir Paul McCartney in a NYC rally "yesterday."
Sir Paul McCartney in a NYC rally "yesterday."
Credit: mouse from merced

For those in need of help, for those in need of somebody, Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney was on hand at the march in New York, Manhattan, to make a stand for what he said was a personal stake in the gun control debate.
"One of my best friends was shot not far from here," he said, referring to John Lennon, who was gunned down near the park in 1980.

Credit: mouse from merced

The futures of our children are being kept hostage by 5 million gunmen--the members of the NRA!!!!

DO SOMETHING, DAMMIT!!!!


Conundrum

When the NRA calls someone a gun-hating billionaire, it's telling me that the people who own guns and spend millions on them every year must be POOR FOLK or they wouldn't be blaming the rich. Any rational person hearing this talk would think, "This is impossible, for how would they come by the money to buy ammo and more guns if this is so?"

It is far past the time to invalidate the Second Amendment. This needs to happen and SOON.

Would you sit still while your boy takes his bb gun and shoots his little brother or sister with it? Hell no! He's shown he's not responsible enough to own an air rifle. Well, the same applies to the gun owners of America who have pretty much shown the world that people are not, as a whole, wise enough to keep them away from dickheads.

Don Paul

Gym climber
Denver CO
Mar 25, 2018 - 06:19am PT
The NRA should be considered a PAC (political action committee) rather than a non profit. Most of what the NRA does is political lobbying and it should be subject to political campaign finance laws.
Happiegrrrl2

Trad climber
Mar 25, 2018 - 06:37am PT
Just s an FYI, the billboard at the top of the OP, paid for by MadDog PC, was founded by one of the Twitterese that I have been following since the Trumpocalypse began.

His name is Claude Taylor, and he was in the Clinton White House, and has been part of several presidential campaigns. His Twitter is http://www.Twitter.com/truefactsstated

The billboards are paid for through donations from everyday people following the account, with a smattering of those followers also being high profile people as well.

They also have had anti-GOP billboards aimed to bringing attention to some of the pols who have things maybe the public ought to consider, in a person who is supposed to have the public's trust and hold their welfare as a priority.

You can support MadDog Pac in a variety of ways, t-shirts stickers and such, as well as just plain old donations, if you live in a place where you may have to be under the radar in going against the NRA/GOP grain.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 25, 2018 - 06:54am PT
Thoughts and prayers are not only not enough they are nothing at all and have zero effect on outcomes.
TradEddie

Trad climber
Philadelphia, PA
Mar 25, 2018 - 07:25am PT
By the 2020 election, half of those high schoolers will have a vote. By 2024, there will be millions more kids sick of being told that their safety is less important than campaign cash.

TE
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Mar 25, 2018 - 07:26am PT
rick santorum this am: “How about kids instead of looking to someone else to solve their problems
do something about maybe take CPR classes or trying to deal with situations where there is a violent shooter...”.

so much for the social contract, the common good, and representative democracy.
we're all in this alone, so embrace victimhood now!

dis f'n repubgusting
Happiegrrrl2

Trad climber
Mar 25, 2018 - 07:41am PT
^He really said such a thing!? What in hell is going ON with these people?

Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Mar 25, 2018 - 08:09am PT
Santorum lives up to his reputation

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=santorum&page=2://
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Mar 25, 2018 - 08:17am PT
Listening to high schoolers speak in Chico yesterday warmed my heart and made me realize the future is in good hands. Best speaker was 15 years old.
I will keep marching until we wake up.
I will keep marching until we wake up.
Credit: Timid TopRope
10b4me

Social climber
Lida Junction
Mar 25, 2018 - 08:51am PT
I went to the San Diego protest because I have had enough. I was not alone, something is different this time around. Young people are going to be the change we need to get a handle on the gun violence that is killing 96 people EVERYDAY. The NRA can try to marginalize the movement, but I will guarantee, the right wing is taking notice.

I am hoping that the kids, and adults, continue this movement. If they vote like they say they will, then all of the old white men in congress will soon be out of a job.

This movement kind of feels like the anti war movement of the sixties.
WBraun

climber
Mar 25, 2018 - 08:56am PT
Better get rid of that old sterile brainwashed aszhole John Bolton first.

He's a real terrorist within your own country who should be in jail ......
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Mar 25, 2018 - 09:11am PT
If all those people of legal age get out and vote then change may happen.
gunsmoke

Mountain climber
Clackamas, Oregon
Mar 25, 2018 - 09:14am PT
The Santorum quote (above) is taken out of a much longer dialog and was seemingly selected to make the comment seem as outrageous as possible. The overall point Santorum made was that protesting for someone else to solve the problem while doing nothing yourself is unhelpful. "They took action to ask someone to pass a law," Santorum said. "They didn't take action to say, 'How do I, as an individual, [going to] deal with this problem? How am I going to do something about stopping bullying within my own community ... ?'"
xCon

Social climber
909
Mar 25, 2018 - 09:17am PT
the live shoot drills being conducted at schools today are inflicting far more psychological harm on children actual events are ever going to do

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/02/effects-of-active-shooter/554150/

this movement is asking for the reasons for these shootings to be addressed and understand that is alot more than simply gun control

that aspect isn't being reported
Credit: xCon
dirtbag

climber
Mar 25, 2018 - 09:18am PT
Yeah, Santorum and all the other right wingers would just looooove for them to stfu and do nothing and ignore the problem. He can go eat sh#t.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Mar 25, 2018 - 09:19am PT
Santorum is even stupider than I thought.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 25, 2018 - 09:23am PT

With Bolton the POTUS has gotten someone who will supply him with the war he need to have a chance to gain popularity in at least half the American population..

By working for maximal availability of weapons the NRA is facilitating terror. And the biggest contribution to terror comes from occupation of foreign territory... The more weapons sold, the more conflict. The more conflict, the more weapons sold. Occupation of foreign territory and conflict is a treasure to the NRA.

The close NRA ties and money given to and American politicians, is very similar to an institutionalisation of corrution. Part of the American system is this institutionalisation of corruption... legal corruption...
Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Mar 25, 2018 - 09:26am PT
Santorum is even stupider than I thought.


Living in PA for the past quarter century I can tell you that Rick Santorum will always be stupider than you ever think. Even if you sit on a couch and solely focus on the stupidest stupid you can possibly conjure up, Rick Santorum will blow the doors off that low limit in a heartbeat. Consider it a challenge to envision something stupider than Rick Santorum and then watch his Twitter feed or CNN or whatever other outlet he can get visibility on and wait a few months. It's pure entertainment and provides a distinct 'wow' factor in a rather breathtaking manner. Enjoy the show.
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