The reality is that the media is your favorite whipping boy. You've blamed them for innumerable things over the years.
Just like law abiding citizens with guns are your favorite whipping boy?
Why not just accuse me of being a communist?
Because I don't name call. You propose laws for NO ONE but law abiding citizens, as if that will cause a huge number of guns to magically disappear. Can't you learn from history, that prohibition DID NOT cause the consumption of alcohol to diminish in any meaningful way? That it caused nothing but additional trouble?
Probably producers and anchors and other high ranking staff in consultation together make these decisions. And yes, of course for a sitting president when he uses the airwaves to undermine democracy. It was known Trump was telling lies then, and he's still telling the same lies.
And Biden never lied when he said "I'M GOING TO SHUT DOWN THE VIRUS", several times during his campaign? The media didn't cut him off.
When it's factual that producers, anchors, and other high ranking staff in the mainstream media overwhelmingly vote for Democrats, they still make sure their news reporting is politically unbiased?
If you have no defense for your years of insupportable accusations against the media, just say so.
As you know, I've supported them. If you want to keep claiming that the mainstream media is completely unbiased, okay. Your helpers will call me names for it, and we'll just have to leave it there.
I have often said that politicians are all of the same breed. They possess similar qualities, it goes with wanting the job. Naturally some are better than others when it comes to honesty and integrity, but did any previous president, Republican or Democrat, ever lie in ways that threatened the foundation of democracy?
What way is that, trying to incrementally destroy the second amendment? How did Trump equally threaten the foundation of democracy? Getting off the backs of oil companies so the U.S. became energy independent?
Now you're just employing scare tactics. Quality gun control would involve registration of firearms, licensing of firearm owners, and hopefully safety improvements to the firearms themselves.
So the government knows who has them, so taking the future step of confiscation becomes easy for them. I love how climate change alarmists accuse OTHERS of "scare tactics".
The more government requirements there are for skilled marksmen, the fewer skilled marksmen there are going to be.
Uh, okay, possibly. So?
So if an unforeseeable event happens in the future (Ukraine?) where as many citizens as possible need to be armed, there would be fewer people who would know how to use them. I know, a laugher, just like on September 10 2001, the thought of U.S. planes being flown into buildings by terrorists was a laugher.
I think we need laws that benefit the most people (i.e., result in the fewest firearm related deaths), not that address one-of events that pull at the heart strings.
LIKE MASS SHOOTINGS? They're "one-of" events exactly like a zoo emergency, until the news media smells a buck. Then they're big stuff for ONE kind of law, get the guns from law abiding citizens!!! Forget about mental illness, atheism taught in science classes, decay of morals, and a half dozen other things.
I see you chopped the alert to your sarcasm detecter off what you quoted. Anyway, what I've actually said about gun nuts is that they're in love with guns. The guns have an almost mystical power over them that allows them, and you're a good example, to simply deny or ignore all the evidence of their danger and the damage they're doing to our society.
Some would say the mystical power of the brutality of football over football fans is a danger to society. Or violent video games. Or the murder of the unborn. Or climate change hysteria. Or a half dozen other things that have a mystical power over Democrats / Trump haters.
That you have to ask that, makes it clear that you have no appreciation of the freedoms you enjoy in the U.S.
Why can't you explain why you thought that point relevant or important? Is it because you're talking through your hat again? To repeat the question, how is my familiarity with what the general public knows relevant or meaningful? Giving no response and just claiming it's obvious is an undeniable deflection that raises serious doubts about whether you have an actual point.
My point is that I don't believe a free society can be maintained if many of its people so much take it for granted, that they have no concern for increasing apathy in their fellow citizens, who could be blind to the forces that want to destroy everyone's freedom, as has happened numerous times in world history.
Now you're just echoing false claims from the New York Post (Murdoch Corporation) and the Washington Times (Sun Myung Moon and the Unification Church) and other conservative media that have little interest in truth and accuracy.
Just like I don't believe the NY Times, Washington Post, and CNN have much interest in truth and accuracy. (and I'm not alone)
Let's keep the discussion anchored in reality. No one besides you is promoting conspiracy theories, including where you accuse others of promoting conspiracy theories.
quoteThese days you can pretty much bank on the Democrats and the Left moving from one conspiracy theory to the next. . . to the next, desperately hoping that somehow that can make a conspiracy theory real. They’ve gone from Russian collusion to Ukrainian Quid Pro Quo to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) hoax. At some point, one expects them to solemnly intone that in reality Donald Trump is an alien. If we had a real media interested in truth and accountability, these hoaxes and conspiracy theories would be laughed out of the building by serious, thoughtful people - but they aren't.
As well you should believe him. That pipeline construction extension wasn’t productive. It wasn’t carrying any oil. It was still under construction. It’s untightened nuts and bolts have not the slightest effect on today's fuel prices. What a dunce.
Almost no product functions until it's complete. If it wasn't carrying oil while it was being constructed, that doesn't mean that it could never have carried oil. If Biden hadn't closed it, it would have many tight nuts and bolts, and would be nearer completion so it could carry oil, and help satisfy a world market.
If you don't understand, please babble some more, I LOVE this place!
Your lying contention was that Biden stopped the flow of the Keystone pipeline. That was a fuckin' lie. Your lie was that his stopping Keystone caused the price increases. A fuckin lie. Stopping the extension had no effect either. Another fuckin' lie.
Now you're lying about the topic trying to cover up your lie.
Lies, lies, and more lies. Is that all a christian knows how to do? No wonder you guys are losing your ass in the public sphere.
There is a worldwide shortage and price spike of oil. Any blockage of transportation or production from ANY one place to ANY other place in the world is going is going to cause an increase in scarcity and price. In oil or any product. I know you could never understand it, few posters here could, I'm surprised you only got 2 green dots.
Why do you insist on saying things that are patently untrue. Supply and demand is a simple concept understood by even young school children.
The extension to the Keystone Pipeline would have carried tar sands oil, the dirtiest in the world. The production of tar sands oil in Alberta has been an environmental disaster. Here's a nice image of what tar sands oil extraction does to the environment:
Those are slag ponds, by the way, not clean water. By encouraging the use of tar sands oil we leave a legacy of environmental destruction for the future to deal with. While electricity itself is very clean, the production of electricity can be incredibly dirty while producing green house gases (coal) or very clean while still producing green house gases (natural gas) or extremely clean (hydroelectric, solar, wind, nuclear when the disposal problem is addressed).
But I don't see what this has to do with gun control. Maybe this can be taken to another thread.
All topics drift and touch on unrelated topics, but some people have a tendency to raise irrelevant topics. They might introduce the news media or start discussing energy issues in a thread about gun control. When discussion of their subtopics completely abandons the topic and begins to lengthen then the question should be asked whether discussion of that subtopic should be moved to another thread.
Trump never had any energy policies. He is a con man and he doesn't know jack fucking shit about any subject that he opened his mouth about. And you turned out to be just as ignorant about everything you say. You're bullshit peddlers.
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Oh I think you can do better than Switzerland, they leave their rifles at home and have a silly law that makes it illegal to carry a gun in the street - totally pointless.
No, you need to properly arm everybody all the time. It needs to be illegal for every adult not to open carry hand guns in public. And every teacher and store owner must have an assault rifle on their desks and counters, just in case.
That'd do it.
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Oh, I'm sure any good guys with guns would still wait until the shooter was done reloading a second time before risking their lives. This is America. Gotta be extra careful around a gun culture. It can get YOU killed instead of the bad guy.