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Old 08-04-2019, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Th FBI is calling the attack in El Paso by its proper name - Domestic Terrorism.

Mass shooters are America's version of suicide bombers, many driven by ideology and leaving manifestos, intending to kill as many people at random as they can before they are stopped. So the question refocuses not to simply "What doe we need to do about gun control?", but "What can we do in the United States to stop our home grown terrorists before they have a chance to act out?", with gun control still being a major topic of discussion.

What sort of mental health program would have foretold this shooter's possible intentions and called attention to his problems, if you believe this is a mental health issue?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/20-dead-m...083507188.html

 
Old 08-04-2019, 11:38 AM
 
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Mueller seemed to be senile but we should defer to his report...
Mueller did not seem senile to me. Here is an opinion piece that elucidates my own personal feelings about the shameful assault on Mr. Mueller in those hearings and afterward.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...=.d23917972677
 
Old 08-04-2019, 11:41 AM
 
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Th FBI is calling the attack in El Paso by its proper name - Domestic Terrorism.

Mass shooters are America's version of suicide bombers, many driven by ideology and leaving manifestos, intending to kill as many people at random as they can before they are stopped. So the question refocuses not to simply "What doe we need to do about gun control?", but "What can we do in the United States to stop our home grown terrorists before they have a chance to act out?", with gun control still being a major topic of discussion.

What sort of mental health program would have foretold this shooter's possible intentions and called attention to his problems, if you believe this is a mental health issue?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/20-dead-m...083507188.html
How would you describe the founding of this country?


It was basically a violent overthrow of the British govt. We celebrate and honor the people that took part every July 4th.
 
Old 08-04-2019, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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How would you describe the founding of this country?


It was basically a violent overthrow of the British govt. We celebrate and honor the people that took part every July 4th.
Personally, since I have studied the beginnings of this country for the last 25 years for a book currently in progress, I would describe it as the rape, murder of, and theft from the Native Americans who had lived here for 40,000 years. White Nationalism... ah, COLONIALISM... really, really sucked.

The Revolutionary War that you are discussing unofficially began with the Boston Massacre in 1770, when British troops fired on unarmed civilians. 1776 was anticlimax.
 
Old 08-04-2019, 11:49 AM
 
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It was basically a violent overthrow of the British govt. We celebrate and honor the people that took part every July 4th.
Did you just... No, I am not entertaining this idiocy on a beautiful Sunday morning.
 
Old 08-04-2019, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Did you just... No, I am not entertaining this idiocy on a beautiful Sunday morning.
Yes, I am afraid he did. It's sad what passes for political discourse in these days of "my opinions are as valid as your facts".
 
Old 08-04-2019, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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Did you just... No, I am not entertaining this idiocy on a beautiful Sunday morning.
Yea, I'm with you Dane, the crazy is pretty strong in here today, time to check out for a while.
 
Old 08-04-2019, 12:16 PM
 
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...i wonder if the american indian tribes looked at the 'struggling pioneers' who invaded their lands, took their resources and eventually caused them to be pushed on to reservations as just some folks looking for a better life, or domestic terrorist, just wondering...
 
Old 08-04-2019, 12:16 PM
 
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Yes, I am afraid he did. It's sad what passes for political discourse in these days of "my opinions are as valid as your facts".
How would you describe the 'American revolution', as anything less than a violent overthrow of a sitting govt?


Im pretty sure, the British monarchy at the time, viewed it as 'domestic terrorism'!!
 
Old 08-04-2019, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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This just in:

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/ex-...rist-movement/
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