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    The United States of Masacres.

    It's becoming a pretty unsafe place, along with being a circus. We're out of control for so many reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CathyA View Post
    It's becoming a pretty unsafe place, along with being a circus. We're out of control for so many reasons.
    What are the top five things in the USA that kill people?
    I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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    You tell me, and then we'll talk about those things, compared to slaughters of innocent people.

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    Yes more unsafe, and we keep thinking we are so special and great!

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    It seems that any public gathering place - church, school, etc - is fair game. Perhaps it has always been so and there are just more of us (and more guns) but why are there so many mentally unstable and broken people?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoe Girl View Post
    Yes more unsafe, and we keep thinking we are so special and great!
    You dont have to think we are so special and great. You do you. In this country you can criticize it all you like. That is one of the things that make it special and great.

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    “We are the Trump vanguard. The left will say Trump is a nationalist and an implicit or quasi-racialist. Conservatives, because they are just so douchey, say Oh, no, of course not, he’s a constitutionalist, or whatever. We on the alt-right will say, He is a nationalist and he is a racialist. His movement is a white movement. Duh.” Looking very satisfied with himself, (Richard)Spencer paused and then said: “We give him a kind of permission.” --from Fire and Fury, by Michael Wolff


    Violent "racialists" have been given permission--out of the mouth of a White House insider.

    Don't give me that crap about "both sides do it." No president in my long memory has ever publicly avowed being a nationalist (Nazi)--never mind attacking the free press non-stop. "Fine people on both sides?" Bullshit. This is a replay of thirties' Germany. The world is watching in horror.

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    Jane, you nailed it!

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    I'm glad to see that Bend the Arc, a liberal Jewish organization, has stated that Trump isn't welcome in Pittsburgh until he explicitly denounces white Nationalism and stops targeting minorities, immigrants and refugees. More than 20,000 people have signed the petition.

    It's way past time to drop the phony civility and call out Trump for what he is--a demagogue who has done nothing but sow fear, hatred and division since the moment he stepped on to the political stage. Anyone who does not explicitly reject him is complicit in his behavior.

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    I think about this topic a lot these days. We have a political leader who seems to deliberately whip his supporters into acts of violence and hatred against the "other." The "other" being anyone non-white or progressive or in the media. This is horrid and I hope it ends soon. Please vote.

    Looking back at our history, we've always been a violent nation. We've killed two presidents, a presidential candidate, a Black leader, and attempted murders of two other Presidents. And bombed an office building. And killed school kids.

    We founded our nation and expanded Westward by decimating the indigent population who already lived here.

    We've bombed Black churches in the 1960's during integration. We've hung and tortured the "other."

    I won't go into several wars that, imho, shouldn't have been fought that resulted in the deaths of thousands of our young people and citizens of other nations.

    The difference today is that we have a national leader who is condoning and encouraging our violent nature that simmers just beneath the surface. If only we had a "uniter" instead of a "divider." The potential ugliness of our future fills me with dread.

    "United" States? Nope, just the opposite. This hurts.
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