WHEN IS IT TERRORISM

clip_image002 Terrorism, in its broadest sense, describes the use of intentionally indiscriminate violence as a means to create terror, or fear, to achieve a political, religious or ideological aim. It is used in this regard primarily to refer to violence against peacetime targets

 

Trump’s press secretary: Presidents don’t push policy right after tragedies

President Trump tweeted about his travel ban even before a London attack was identified as terrorism.

By Philip Bump  •   Read more »

 

Why Congress still won’t ‘do something’ about gun laws after Las Vegas

On no issue do Republicans and Democrats not understand each other as much as guns.

By Aaron Blake  •   Read more »

 

Amid mass shootings, GOP-controlled Congress remains focused on loosening gun laws

House bill would make it easier for Americans to buy silencers, transport weapons across state lines.

By Mike DeBonis  •   Read more »

 

Why the debate over gun suppressors isn’t really relevant to what happened in Las Vegas

Hillary Clinton’s tweet about silencers after the Vegas massacre misunderstands the technology.

By Philip Bump  •   Read more »

 

After Las Vegas, Democrats are jumping straight into the gun-control debate

It’s a continuation of their reaction after Orlando. So far, though, little about the nation’s gun laws has changed as a result.

By Amber Phillips  •   Read more »

 

Terrorism or not? Las Vegas reignites a real — and really important — debate.

Local authorities aren’t treating this is an act of terrorism. But it seems to meet at least one definition: Nevada’s.

By Aaron Blake  •   Read more »

 

Columnist for Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas newspaper blames ‘Muslim terror’ for shooting

Wayne Allyn Root is not alone in spreading the idea that Islamic terrorism was behind the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history on Sunday — despite the absence of supporting evidence.

By Callum Borchers  •   Read more »

 

When is it time

clip_image001When is it time…???

House still set to vote on deregulating gun silencers this week

The Rush

imageThe Rush

The excitement builds titillates the waiting for the moment when blood first appears, knowing now the game, the excitement has truly begun…

Repulsed are you, at the audacity of my assertion, then consider this. 

On 8 November 2016, we chose to elect as our American President, a man addicted to blood sport, where “blooding-one’s-nose” is an everyday thing.

And the nose he choose to see … bleed … matters not, as everyone for him is fair game, man, women, child, especially the weak, the poor, those without standing or voice.

Consider Trump mimics what is pent up inside of us … as we too … often wish a nose we could bloody … most often only fear of jail … in the moment stops.

So we vicariously turn to “sport,” especially those that provide the salve that an adrenaline rush creates.

You know the ones, helmet mashing football played by those at all ages, cage fighting, men and woman, locked in, no way out, punching and kicking, hoping the blood flows, igniting a crowd even more.  Even bull fighting, the outcome never in doubt, portrayed as a dance of poetry in motion, but the blood must flow.

In time past, humans watched as lions clawed and chewed on the flesh of other human beings all the while memorized by the blood that seeped … the ultimate rush…

Today the entertainment which capitalizes our attention draws on the same memorizing blood as enamored crowds scream and yell as fighters punch each other attempting to find that knockout punch or at least draw … blood.

The movies which pull in the “dough$$$” the heroes and heroines with impunity slice, dices, shoot and kill … but … only the “bad” guys, you understand or so you are lead to believe.

Interesting how these “bad” guys our movies depict are most often of color, language and inflections so vastly different than ours, clothing and manners even choice of foods all designed to create that visceral feeling in us their blood deserves to be shed… and in that moment we are relieved when it is.

The sight of blood no longer gives us pause, we are no longer initially startled … it’s almost an expected thing.

When corporate media TV “talking-heads” show what they note as “live” drone scenes of America’s carefully crafted humanitarian compassionate “kills” we no longer even blink.

We are now so “pasteurized” we no longer see blood the captains of economy demand, in return for the “life” they feel they provide, so generously…. to you and me.

With our blessing they control, all the branches of our government, often state and local, too…especially our law enforcement and its associated mechanisms … wherein they reveal only what they “vet” as true … as in the cover of darkness clandestinely they bloody another nose…

This upon American soil they do, imagine what, in our stead, our military does in foreign lands, where “we” – – that’s you and me – – have no eyes, nor voice.  The truth is solely what corporate media “talking-heads” report … so believe that…???

Tragically immune we have become to “blood” taken with impunity for profit$$$ for the enrichment of a few.

There is light as this chaos ends as the pendulum swings embracing love, gratitude, support and it is near.

Reich may not like it…but…Trump is President and remains President until he is either impeached or is voted out of office…and no amount of crying changes that reality…

…Reich may not like it…but…Trump is President and remains President until he is either impeached or is voted out of office…and no amount of crying changes that reality…

Robert Reich: "Donald Trump Is No Longer The President Of The United States"

 

By ursulafaw  ………2017/10/01 · 16:10…….Former Labor Secretary and political pundit Robert Reich wrote an amazing post today on Facebook.

Announcement: Donald Trump is no longer the president of the United States

Oh sure, he has the title and he has the bully pulpit – from which he’s bullying everyone from NBA players to people protesting white supremacists to DACA kids.

But he’s not actively governing the United States. That work is happening elsewhere – in Congress, the courts, the Fed, the career civil service, lobbyists, and in the states. Or it’s not happening at all.

It’s not just that Trump lost the epic battle to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Trump never understood the Affordable Care Act to begin with, and played no part in developing Republican alternatives.

When do enough die sending a clear, concise understandable message there is NO need for any fully automatic weapon

…When do enough die sending a clear, concise understandable message there is NO need for any fully automatic weapon…

elected to the U.S Senate from Arizona ONLY when Arizona voters remove party labels

clip_image002..It is VERY possible for Sinema to be elected to the U.S Senate from Arizona ONLY when Arizona voters remove party labels … Sinema uses a Bernie Sander type approach to funding … is as tireless a campaigner as Berne … and honestly connects with all sectors and segments of Arizona residents …  Forget damn political affiliation just be open and honest…

AZ-Sen: On Thursday, Arizona Rep. Kyrsten Sinema announced that she would seek the Democratic nomination to challenge GOP Sen. Jeff Flake. Sinema’s decision has been expected for some time, and the DSCC endorsed her the following morning. Sinema also quickly earned an endorsement from EMILY’s List, an influential group dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women. If Sinema wins, she will be the first openly bisexual person elected to the Senate, a distinction she already holds in the House.

Sinema, who has represented a Tempe-area seat for three terms, had $3.2 million in the bank at the end of June, more than Flake’s $3 million war chest. Sinema has spent years considering a bid for statewide office in this light red state, and the former Ralph Nader supporter has developed a reputation as a centrist in the House. Notably, Sinema voted against Nancy Pelosi in the 2015 and 2017 speakership elections, symbolically casting her vote instead for Democratic Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon. Sinema has also argued that national Democrats are moving too far to the left, and she said that it’s "just not real" to promise single-payer health and free college.

It’s possible that Sinema could be vulnerable in a primary, but there doesn’t seem to be a credible opponent on the horizon. A few other Democrats have already announced that they’ll challenge Flake, but none of them has much name-recognition or outside support. State Rep. Randy Friese has previously said he was leaning toward running, but he also announced on Friday that he would support Sinema and seek re-election to the legislature.

Trump carried Arizona 48-45, and Flake is a top Democratic target. Flake has been one of Trump’s most vocal critics in the GOP while voting with him on most major issues, and he may have managed to just piss off voters from across the political divide without making many friends in the process. Flake faces a primary challenge from ex-state Sen. Kelli Ward, who lost her 2016 bid against Sen. John McCain 51-40, and a few recent polls show him badly losing. The local GOP pollster HighGround Public Affairs also recently found Flake losing a hypothetical general election to Sinema 41-33, while a poll for the Democratic group Senate Majority PAC had him down 47-40.

fully automatic weapons of any nature are needed…because

clip_image002 And fully automatic weapons of any nature are needed…because…???

Las Vegas mass shooting: At least 50 dead, over 200 wounded. Shooter identified.

Fully automatic weapons aren’t illegal—and there are thousands around Las Vegas

…Because they allow Americans to KILL more “bad” guys quicker…

…Are WE really this stupid…???