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NRA Calls For Teachers To Keep Loaded Gun Pointed At Class For Entire School Day

NRA Calls For Teachers To Keep Loaded Gun Pointed At Class For Entire School Day | Peace Studies | Scoop.it
FAIRFAX, VA—In the wake of Monday’s tragic Nevada school shooting in which a 12-year-old student killed a teacher and wounded two classmates, representatives from the National Rifle Association pushed for all teachers around the country to kee...
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It's satire, yes. But satire always contains an essential element of truth.

 

Plus, it's funny, in a adark sort of way.

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Gandhi’s doctrine of non-violence is passe, Tony Blair says

Former British prime minister Tony Blair has said that Mahatma Gandhi's doctrine of non-violence is not universal in modern times. Speaking to TOI in an interview, Blair said, "Gandhi's philosophy...
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Right.  Because that whole weapons, war and violence thing works out so much better for everyone.

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Five myths about gun control

Five myths about gun control | Peace Studies | Scoop.it
OPINION | From party politics to the Constitution, let’s tackle a few myths about gun control.
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It's long past time to move on this.

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This Is Probably The Funniest, Most Effective Way To Deal With People Who Ignore Science Facts Ever

This Is Probably The Funniest, Most Effective Way To Deal With People Who Ignore Science Facts Ever | Peace Studies | Scoop.it
The best proposal I've ever seen to make Congress actually do their friggin' jobs for once.
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You gotta see this!

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Barbara Shelly: ‘Death by boredom’ argues for gun control

Barbara Shelly: ‘Death by boredom’ argues for gun control | Peace Studies | Scoop.it
KANSAS CITYThree bored Oklahoma teenagers have validated Australia’s tough gun-control laws.Prosecutors in Stephens County say the youths drove up to 23-year-old Christopher Lane, an Australian who was...
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So why can't we do this in America? Why can they do this in Australia and we cannot? Answer: too many politicans without integrity.

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OpEdNews Article: Article: A New Holiday Is Being Created for Peace

OpEdNews Article: Article: A New Holiday Is Being Created for Peace | Peace Studies | Scoop.it
When I wrote When the World Outlawed War, I was struck by the significance of a forgotten day, a day matching the description in the 1950 folk song that begins "Last night I had the strangest dream . .
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Classes teach how to handle workplace shootings

Classes teach how to handle workplace shootings | Peace Studies | Scoop.it
Classes on how to handle a gunman in the workplace have become increasingly popular in the wake of recent mass shootings. One lesson: "Be ready to kill."
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See how easy it is? Buy a gun, take a couple-hour lesson, and Bingo! you're ready to kill with impunity . . . .

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15 Things That Might Become Perks for Rich People | Harpy's Review | Big Think

15 Things That Might Become Perks for Rich People | Harpy's Review | Big Think | Peace Studies | Scoop.it
Inequality in income and wealth in America has worsened in the last decades.
The 15 items here, some monumental and some small, speak to the everyday texture of that inequality, how it’s calcifying into a lifestyle and culture gap.
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While most of these are no surprise, books are worrisome, in that it is education which will solve the world's problems, and if the affluent think they can do it by themselves, they're mistaken. But of course, everyone will suffer.

On the other hand, evolution seems more a corollary than effect. There are just too many other reasons besides simply income for why this happens more in red states.

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The Triumph of Progressivism: Graduation 2013 and 1968

The Triumph of Progressivism: Graduation 2013 and 1968 | Peace Studies | Scoop.it
Many of you soon-to-be college graduates are determined to make the world a better place. Some of you are choosing careers in public service or joining nonprofits or volunteering in your...
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Andif you go further back in history, the changes are even more dramatic.

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City of Columbia hopes for 100 Days of Nonviolence

City of Columbia hopes for 100 Days of Nonviolence | Peace Studies | Scoop.it
The city of Columbia wants to keep it at 100 this summer -- 100 days
without the sound of gunfire or street fights that so often lead to the
loss of a young life.
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Level of carbon dioxide in air passes feared milestone: "It feels like the inevitable march toward disaster."

Level of carbon dioxide in air passes feared milestone: "It feels like the inevitable march toward disaster." | Peace Studies | Scoop.it
The gas acts to trap heat from escaping the Earth resulting in what climate scientists say is a gradual increase in the surface temperature of the Earth's surface and seas, conditions which if left unchecked could endanger life on Earth scientists...
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As with so many articels on the internet, it's the comments below that tell the real story, which is that we really, really need to focus on education in this country.

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Protest group plans July 4 march on Washington with loaded rifles

D.C. Police chief vows to meet and arrest anyone illegally carrying arms.
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While I disagree with the cause, I have to respect the methods - if they stick to what is laid out here. Kind of ironic that gunowners adopt the tacticts of non-violent civil disobedience, but I respect their right to do so, and see it as much more positive than a lot of the other reactions I have seen.

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Y-12 to Install New Fence to Reduce Trespassing | Y-12 National Security Complex » News

Y-12 to Install New Fence to Reduce Trespassing
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From the other side of the fence - so to speak.

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Piers Morgan shouts down gun advocate - CNN.com Video

The gun debate gets heated because "Guns Save Lives Day" will be one day after the anniversary of the Newtown shooting.
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This is a perfect example of why we don't get anywhere in political debates. No one listens to one another, and when they can't make a legitimate point, they start with personal insults.

 

What a great example for ou kids - and what gall this person has to defend himself for using this date. Unbelievable. Why can't people just admit when they are wrong?

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Weekend Gun Report: September 27-29, 2013

Weekend Gun Report: September 27-29, 2013 | Peace Studies | Scoop.it
A weekend in the life of armed America.
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I don't understand how anyone can read this and still oppose gun legislation.

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Growing Up in a Kenyan Slum Taught Me the Real Value of Stuff

Growing Up in a Kenyan Slum Taught Me the Real Value of Stuff | Peace Studies | Scoop.it
It was only after experiencing the abundance of stuff in the United States that Simon Okelo learned to value life with less, the way he grew up.
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Hundreds of Iraqis protest against lawmaker privileges

Hundreds of Iraqis protest against lawmaker privileges | Peace Studies | Scoop.it
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in Baghdad and central and southern Iraq on Saturday against generous pension payments to lawmakers in a county where many are still struggling...
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If they can do it in Iraq, we can do it here!

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Taxing Bullets as De Facto Gun Control

Taxing Bullets as De Facto Gun Control | Peace Studies | Scoop.it
While the city takes a hard line against the proliferation of guns, it provides for the recycling of bullets.
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Another good idea which will never happen.

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America's Dangerous Pipelines

A new analysis of oil and gas pipeline safety in the United States reveals a troubling history of spills, contamination, injuries and deaths. Read more at No...
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Americans Own Nearly Half of the Privately Owned Guns on Earth

Americans Own Nearly Half of the Privately Owned Guns on Earth | Peace Studies | Scoop.it
That's 88 guns per every 100 Americans.
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What are we so afraid of???

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Stockman fights Obama's signing of UN gun grab scheme | Congressman Steve Stockman

Stockman fights Obama's signing of UN gun grab scheme | Congressman Steve Stockman | Peace Studies | Scoop.it
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Wow. Can I say that again?

 

Just wow.

 

"GOD" gave us the right to own guns? This would be laughable if it weren't coming from a US Congressman.

 

Isn't this akin to Phyliss Schafly's infamous (and equally laughable) statment that "God wants us to have the atom bomb"?

 

Just WHAT DO THEY HAVE IN THE WATER down there in Texas . . . 

 

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Second Starbucks Shooting Highlights Danger from Gun "Carry" Extremists

Second Starbucks Shooting Highlights Danger from Gun "Carry" Extremists | Peace Studies | Scoop.it
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Me? I'm going to Caribou . . . 

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Prostitutes

Prostitutes | Peace Studies | Scoop.it
Prostitutes have been in all Grand Theft Auto games since Grand Theft Auto III. They are mainly...
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So you have sex with them to improve your health (!), then kill them to getyour money back. Killing them is also listed as an option to the problem of getting them out of your car - pesumably after you are done using them.

 

I don't believe that these kinds of games lead directly to violence. On the other hand, take the lack of consequence for your actions in these games, played over and over and over, and combine it wiht a lack of real life conseqences due to an over-protected life, or one with a singificant lack of lerning where your limits are, and you have a real set-up for young people to act out violently because they really have no deep understanding of the consequences of thier actions.

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Gazette.Net:
Supporters tout new gun law in Silver Spring

Gazette.Net: <br/>Supporters tout new gun law in Silver Spring | Peace Studies | Scoop.it
Advocates predict legal challenges will fail
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Call me crazy, but with all the other problems in the world, including global warming, I'm wondering why we have to spend so much energy passing and then defending a few simple restrictions on gun use.

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Gun vote stirs passion at Ayotte town hall meeting

The daughter of a Newtown victim confronted Sen. Kelly Ayotte during her first town hall meeting since voting against expanding background checks on all comm...
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So she met with her before, and she's so concerned - but she doesn't know her name?

And then she can't give her the decent respect to even answer her question.

I am glad to learn of an Gun Legisltion SuperPac, formed by Congresswoman Giffords and her husband. 

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