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by KK » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:28 pm

The head of the most powerful gun lobby in the US has accused Democrats and media of "exploiting" a Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead.

Wayne LaPierre said "opportunists" are using the 14 February tragedy to expand gun control and abolish US gun rights.

Mr LaPierre's comments came during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington.

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump suggested teachers could receive cash bonuses for carrying guns.

"As usual, the opportunists waited not one second to exploit tragedy for political gain," said Mr LaPierre, who is head of the National Rifle Association (NRA).

"They hate the NRA. They hate the second amendment. They hate individual freedom," he said, referring to the second amendment in the US constitution, which governs the "right to keep and bear arms".

His comments were the gun lobby's first more than a week after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Mr LaPierre lambasted the FBI for failing to follow up on a tip about the former student suspected of carrying out the attack.

He also criticised America's "European-style socialists" for urging gun control.

"They don't care if their laws work or not," said Mr LaPierre. "They just want to get more laws to get more control over people. But the NRA, the NRA does care."

Survivors of last week's deadly shooting have called for stricter gun laws, prompting the nationwide activist movement #NeverAgain.

Mr LaPierre condemned Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chris Murphy, saying they were "eager to smear" the NRA.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43158994

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PostRe: US Politics - LA Times: Rick Gates to plead guilty + testify against Manafort in Russia investigation
by Squinty » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:37 pm

That's some level of spin.

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PostRe: US Politics - LA Times: Rick Gates to plead guilty + testify against Manafort in Russia investigation
by Peter Crisp » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:41 pm

The NRA really are a bunch of banana splits and they really couldn't give a gooseberry fool about children being killed if it means they can continue to sell guns.

It's hard to think of another organisation currently in operation as scummy as them.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by KK » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:46 pm

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by Monkey Man » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:49 pm

New 32-count indictment of Manafort & Gates -


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PostRe: US Politics - LA Times: Rick Gates to plead guilty + testify against Manafort in Russia investigation
by Peter Crisp » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:53 pm

I really really hope most of his gang of goons end up in federal prison and Trump ends up alone because he burns all his bridges.
There's nobody he won't immediately throw under the bus if he thinks it will help him and the sooner people realise this the better.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: US Politics - LA Times: Rick Gates to plead guilty + testify against Manafort in Russia investigation
by Alvin Flummux » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:49 pm

KK wrote:Ultimately though, it’s just avoiding what the legitimate issue is: THE GUNS.


Also: Rampant poverty, education, the war on drugs, mandatory minimum sentences and other racist laws, for-profit prisons & healthcare, etc etc.

One day, I know we'll meet again, under the Iron Sky...
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by lex-man » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:57 pm

Alvin Flummux wrote:
KK wrote:Ultimately though, it’s just avoiding what the legitimate issue is: THE GUNS.


Also: Rampant poverty, education, the war on drugs, mandatory minimum sentences and other racist laws, for-profit prisons & healthcare, etc etc.


I was just listening to a podcast called Reveal and they were talking about the prescription pain killer epidemic and how the Republicans actually the DOA from investigating companies that were sending out huge prescriptions who were selling pain killers to anyone who walked in. The republicans really don't care about human suffering.

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PostRe: US Politics - LA Times: Rick Gates to plead guilty + testify against Manafort in Russia investigation
by Moggy » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:12 am

Harry Ola wrote:


And the 34% accuracy was only because they had unarmed black kids directly in front of them.

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by Harry Ola » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:16 am

Some tweets on yesterday's indictment:



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by Rocsteady » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:56 am

Moggy wrote:
Harry Ola wrote:


And the 34% accuracy was only because they had unarmed black kids directly in front of them.

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by Moggy » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:32 pm

Trump can’t even leave his ego at the door when speaking to a child that has been shot.



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PostRe: US Politics - LA Times: Rick Gates to plead guilty + testify against Manafort in Russia investigation
by Preezy » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:06 pm

Imagine getting to speak to the President of the United States on a personal phone call, something to tell the grandkids... and it ends up being Trump at the end of the line :lol: You'd be so disappointed.

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PostRe: US Politics - LA Times: Rick Gates to plead guilty + testify against Manafort in Russia investigation
by Peter Crisp » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:10 pm

Trump just isn't a great speaker at the best of time unless it's about himself or attacking someone and he's got zero empathy so it's not surprising that he's got a real shitty bedside manner. His supporters will obviously call this fake news and claim Trump is the most supportive President in history though.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: US Politics - LA Times: Rick Gates to plead guilty + testify against Manafort in Russia investigation
by Peter Crisp » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:11 pm

Preezy wrote:Imagine getting to speak to the President of the United States on a personal phone call, something to tell the grandkids... and it ends up being Trump at the end of the line :lol: You'd be so disappointed.


I'd ask him to please resign and then hang up.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: US Politics - LA Times: Rick Gates to plead guilty + testify against Manafort in Russia investigation
by Harry Ola » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:55 pm

Take this with a pinch of salt until it happens (people were thinking he wasn't pleading yesterday). But it will be great news to go into the weekend. Donny might just self-combust.


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PostRe: US Politics - LA Times: Rick Gates to plead guilty + testify against Manafort in Russia investigation
by Memento Mori » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:26 pm

Even for him the speech Trump is giving at CPAC right now is spectacularly incoherent. The dementia is bad today.


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