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futurejournalismproject:

shortformblog:

Looks like Piers Morgan found found a voice louder than his:Morgan had Alex Jones on his show because Jones was one of the loonies behind that petition to get Piers deported for using his First Amendment rights to criticize the Second Amendment. (The White House responded last night, by the way.) Say what you will about Alex Jones, but I would watch this every single night, CNN, just because it’s so craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazy. How crazy? Well, at the airport, he wouldn’t take his shoes off.

FJP: Was going to post this this morning with something along the lines of, Piers Interviews Alex Jones, Insanity Ensues.

It doesn’t stop here. If you dipping your toes into the conspiracy is your thing, hit up Jones’ Inforwars site for a follow up video.

In it, Jones and his video producer are holed up in their NYC hotel room talking about how Bloomberg’s “mafia” (read: the NYPD) are monitoring him, and if it’s reported he’s been killed in some sort of gang or drug violence, the truth will be revealed.

Yes, I spent too much time up last night going through it all. — Michael

In short:

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theonion:

Obama Paranoid Government Coming For His Guns: Full Story

theonion:

Obama Paranoid Government Coming For His Guns: Full Story

We appreciate people who are not activists. We know you have the right to do it. You have the right to do a lot of things; that doesn’t mean you should do it. You probably have the right to drink a gallon of horse piss, if you want to. You have the right to do that, don’t you? Do you think you should do it?

The other thing  that I have to say about that is when people in this country become more concerned about their rights than their responsibilities, we’re not going to be a great country. So, yeah, you have the right to do that. But you probably have the responsibility not to freak people out and do it. (@9:30)

— A Eugene, Oregon, police officer to gun rights activist.

Officers stopped the man after receiving calls from concerned citizens and questioned him about his purpose behind open-carrying a firearm in lieu of concealed carry (the activist is licensed for both) in a public park.

motherjones:

Be less crazy, America.

soupsoup:

Bowling for Columbine (2002) - Full length documentary

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When Ernest Hemingway wasn’t drinking wine, gin, whiskey, vodka or absinthe, he was usually playing with guns. (photo via)
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When Ernest Hemingway wasn’t drinking wine, gin, whiskey, vodka or absinthe, he was usually playing with guns. (photo via)

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"I just didn’t have my hand on the trigger."

— Arizona State Senator Lori Klein (R-Anthem) dismisses the prospect of danger after showing off the laser sighting of her .380 Ruger by pointing it at a reporter’s chest; the weapon has no safety.

(Source: azcentral.com)

theatlantic:

The violence in Mexico is getting out of hand, and American guns are fueling the bloodshed. According to a report released Monday by three U.S. senators, at least 70 percent of the guns recovered by Mexican authorities in 2009 and 2010 can be traced back to the United States. The report, “Halting U.S. Firearms Trafficking to Mexico” by Democratic Senators Diane Feinstein, Chuck Schumer and Sheldon Whitehouse, takes a strong position on Congress’s inaction in quelling the flow of American assault rifles. Mexican President Felipe Calderon has made repeated requests for stricter gun laws to prevent continued bloodshed.

The morgues are overflowing in San Fernando, which along a road locals call “the highway of death.” Many bus companies have cancelled that route between the Tamaulipas state capital Ciudad Victoria and Brownsville, Texas, and few journalists dare venture into the area without military escorts. 

Calderon blames the United States, at least for the guns. Though the proportionate amount of weapons coming out of the U.S. has dropped to 70 percent from the 85 percent reported in 2009, it’s tough to argue against the Mexican president Along those lines, the American ban on assault rifles lifted in 2004 contributed to the spike in bloodshed. 

Read more at The Atlantic Wire

corruptpolitics:

Goddammit Bobby Franklin.

First the attack on Planned Parenthood funding and now this: State Rep. Bobby Franklin of Georgia introduced a bill in his state last week that, if enacted, would require proof that a miscarriage occurred naturally. If a woman can’t prove that her miscarriage–or spontaneous abortion–occurred without intervention, she could face felony charges.

“Franklin wants to create a Uterus Police to investigate miscarriages, and requires that any time a miscarriage occurs, whether in a hospital or without medical assistance, it must be reported and a fetal death certificate issued. If the cause of death is unknown, it must be investigated. If the woman can’t tell how it happened, then those Uterus Police can ask family members and friends how it happened. Hospitals are required to keep records of anyone who has a spontaneous abortion and report it.”

The bill is mostly aimed to make sure that any attempt to remove an embryo or fetus from a mother must be with the goal of a live birth. Ectopic pregnancy– which can be fatal to mother and fetus– is no exception. Maternal bleeding, cancer… no exceptions. I doubt it will pass, but this news comes at the end of a really rotten week for reproductive rights.

"The Bible says it’s a capital offense.  You want someone with unrepentant criminal behavior? And it’s not just that, neither should adulterers, neither should thieves, neither should a lot of things. The church is full of sinners, but we’re told in 1st Corinthians it rattled off the homosexual, the adulterer, the thief, the liar, and such were some of you, but you’ve been washed, you’ve been justified and so forth. It’s not what you were. You’re not punishing a thought. But do you want an unrepentant drug dealer in the military? Same thing."

(via radmax)

If the Army thinks one unfit to use their weapons, wouldn’t it make sense to keep one from obtaining weapons in general?