More than 38,000 people died in the US from the use of firearms during 2019.
A total of 207 children under the age of 11 lost their lives and 473 were injured by firearmsin 2108
In addition, 762 children aged 12 to 17, died and another 2,253 were injured in the past year.
The 2001 USA Patriot Act defines domestic terrorism as a dangerous act occurring within U.S. territory that violates criminal laws in ways that are
“It should be borne in mind that there is nothing more difficult to arrange, more doubtful of success, and more dangerous to carry through than initiating change.” — Niccolo Machiavelli
This ( https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/17/us/anderson-cooper-full-circle-mobile-app/index.html ) is Anderson Cooper interview with Michael Lewis regarding Lewis’ book “The Premonition: A Pandemic Story”. …
The “WV” Excuse
I graduated from West Virginia University (WVU), married a lady from WV, our daughter was born in WV and I worked in Charleston for two years, so I know a bit about WV officials always blaming out-of-state culprits for WV’s problems. Of course the classic one is “coal barons” coming into WV, robing the state of it’s natural resources and leaving it’s environment ravaged.
The most recent evil-doers to be blamed for WV’s misery are pharmaceutical companies “dumping” vast quantities of opioids on the good citizens of WV to create a lucrative dependency stream of cash leaving…
“Free argument and debate have the capacity to shift our minds for the better” but now this ( https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/04/20/val-demings-jim-jordan-heated-argument-policing-vpx.house-committee-on-the-judiciary ) occurs in the same legislative body where Thomas Jefferson debated…
A List of Recent Mass Shootings in the United States:
Even Pat Robinson knows it is the hiring of “not the best and brightest”.former military that causes police to act like military in combat with U.S. citizens!!!!!
They bring to mind Dorianne Laux’s pogient poem, “ I Never wanted to die”:
“It’s the best part of the day, morning light sliding
down rooftops, treetops, the birds pulling themselves
up out of whatever stupor darkened their wings,
night still in…
Husband for 49 years. Dad forever! Very lucky man.