Open thread March 26, 2021 Dan Crawford | March 26, 2021 7:54 am Tags: open thread Comments (6) | Digg Facebook Twitter |
Dominion Voting Systems: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/dominion-slaps-fox-news-with-1-6-billion-defamation-suit
Minor tweek. I thought you were talking about TPM. It was like a whoa-moment.
Trump May Start a Social Network
NY Times – March 25
So Donald Trump wants to start a social network and become a tech mogul?
… new ventures should be attempted with extreme care, especially by those whose history of entrepreneurship is littered with the carcasses of, say, Trump Steaks.
Or Trump Water. Or Trump University. Or Trump magazine. Or Trump Casinos. Or Trump Mortgages. Or Trump Airlines. Or Trump Vodka. Or the Trump pandemic response. Or, of course, the 2020 Trump presidential campaign. …
Also, instead of Trump 2024.
Preferable would be a TV series,
perhaps ‘The Trump Wing’.
It could prove to be yooogely
popular with his fans.
What the 2nd Amendment buys US<a href=”https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/world/americas/mass-shootings-us-international.html?smid=tw-share”>Why Does the U.S. Have So Many Mass Shootings? Research Is Clear: Guns</a>NY Times – November 7, 2017When the world looks at the United States, it sees a land of exceptions: a time-tested if noisy democracy, a crusader in foreign policy, an exporter of beloved music and film.But there is one quirk that consistently puzzles America’s fans and critics alike. Why, they ask, does it experience so many mass shootings?Perhaps, some speculate, it is because American society is unusually violent. Or its racial divisions have frayed the bonds of society. Or its citizens lack proper mental care under a health care system that draws frequent derision abroad.These explanations share one thing in common: Though seemingly sensible, all have been debunked by research on shootings elsewhere in the world. Instead, an ever-growing body of research consistently reaches the same conclusion. The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns.A Look at the NumbersThe top-line numbers suggest a correlation that, on further investigation, grows only clearer.Americans make up about 4.4 percent of the global population but own 42 percent of the world’s guns. From 1966 to 2012, 31 percent of the gunmen in mass shootings worldwide were American, according to a 2015 study …
http://<a href=”https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/world/americas/mass-shootings-us-international.html?smid=tw-share”>Why Does the U.S. Have So Many Mass Shootings? Research Is Clear: Guns</a>
In 2018, Small Arms Survey reported that there are over one billion small armsdistributed globally, of which 857 million (about 85%) are in civilian hands.The Small Arms Survey stated that US civilians alone account for 393 million(about 46%) of the worldwide total of civilian held firearms. This amounts to”120.5 firearms for every 100 residents.” (Wikipedia)—-Figures above imply many gun-owners have collections.Do we need more guns in the hands of more citizens?Consider a sort of ‘herd-immunity’, where practically every citizenis armed & ready to take defensive action against evil-doers.