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“All it takes is one good man with a gun….” – ‘The Year in Mass Shootings’

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NRA Republicans like to scream that their right to own a gun is defending Liberty.

Republicans like to scream that you need to show poho ID to vote to protect our Liberty.

A gun is manufactured for only 1 purpose. To kill. Why isn’t in mandatory to register and renew a license to own a gun?

Or are these and thousands more murders every year just collateral damage to NRA and Republicans?

‘Since 1968, at least 1.4 million Americans have been killed by guns—more than all the U.S.’s accumulated war dead in that same period. Any way you look at it, 2013 was another killer year for arms manufacturers and armed bullies’.

‘There is much debate over how to define a “mass shooting.” The FBI classifies a mass murder as four fatalities, not including the killer’.

January

7 – Tulsa, Oklahoma: ‘Four women ranging in ages from 23 to 55 were found in their apartment shot dead with their hands tied behind their backs. A pair of brothers was arrested for allegedly robbing and killing them’.

19 – Albuquerque, New Mexico: ’15-year-old Nehemiah Gringo allegedly used an AR-15 to kill his entire family—his gang-member-turned-preacher father, his mother, a 9-year-old brother, and two sisters, ages 5 and 2. He also reportedly had plans to shoot up a Walmart’.

March

13 – Herkimer, New York: ‘A 64-year-old “loner” died in a gun-battle with police after he killed four at a barbershop and oil-lube shop. He also killed a 2-year-old police dog, Ape, before succumbing’.

April

18 – Akron, Ohio: ‘Two men and two women ranging in ages from 19 to 23 were lined up in their basement and shot in the head point-blank. Two men have been arrested in connection with the murders’.

22 – Federal Way, Washington: ‘A man with a carry license killed his girlfriend, then shot three other neighbors in her apartment complex to death before himself being killed by shots from eight police officers’.

24 – Manchester, Illinois: ‘A man angered over a custody dispute killed five of his daughter’s mother’s family members in their home, then led police on a high-speed chase. He later died in officers’ custody’.

28 – Ottawa, Kansas: ‘A man allegedly murdered his best friend and a roommate before raping the best friend’s girlfriend, then shooting her and her 18-month-old daughter to death. The shooter, who awaits trial, says he “ain’t never hurt no man that didn’t have it coming.”

May

11 – Waynesville, Indiana: ‘Four people were shot in their rural home. After a search of the home turned up meth, police concluded the killings were drug-related. The following month, a suspect who was already in jail was arrested for the murders’.

13 – Fernley, Nevada: ‘A man killed two couples in their homes over Mother’s Day weekend, burning their houses. He also slew a newspaper deliveryman and stole his truck’.

June

7 – Santa Monica, California: ‘An emotionally troubled 23-year-old with 1,300 rounds of ammunition killed his father and brother before going on a rampage that killed three more at Santa Monica College. The gunman was killed on campus by police’.

July

26 – Hialeah, Florida: ‘A workout enthusiast under scrutiny for sending abusive emails to an ex-employer killed the husband-and-wife managers of his apartment, then murdered four more neighbors before taking hostages. He was killed by police; the hostages were unharmed’.

26 – Clarksburg, West Virginia: ‘A gunman killed two in a suspected drug house, then while fleeing shot and killed a 70-year-old man and his 47-year-old son who were in the neighborhood to deliver the local paper’.

August

7 – Dallas, Texas: ‘A former teacher and football coach killed his girlfriend, estranged wife, and two of their children before police arrested him’.

14 – Oklahoma City: ‘A “weird” 40-year-old man killed his mother, sister, niece, and a 7-month-old nephew with a .380 pistol. He currently awaits trial’.

September

11 – Crab Orchard, Tennessee: ‘A man and a woman were arrested for killing four people, ages 16 to 22, in their car during a robbery that followed a botched marijuana deal’.

16 – Washington, D.C.: ‘A military contractor who claimed to hear voices murdered 12 ex-coworkers with a sawed-off shotgun at the federal Navy Yard before he was killed by police’.

20 – Rice, Texas: ‘A woman killed her husband, their three sons, and herself in their apartment. The husband had been arrested for a domestic violence charge two weeks before’.

October

9 – Paris, Texas: ‘Four people were found dead in a home; it’s not yet clear what transpired or who killed them’.

26 – Phoenix, Arizona: ‘A man who was allegedly thrown into a rage over the neighbors’ two barking dogs killed the animals, then his four neighbors, then himself with a pump-action shotgun’.

28 – Terrell, Texas: ‘A man who “appeared to be intoxicated” killed five people, including a convenience store clerk, at four locations before police caught him’.

29 – Callison, South Carolina: ‘A man killed his ex-girlfriend, her parents, and two of her children before taking his own life’.

November

7 – Jacksonville, Florida: ‘Two men and their girlfriends were killed in what appeared to be a planned drive-by shooting. The suspects are at large’.

23 – Tulsa, Oklahoma: ‘Four people were killed in a suspected meth house. No suspects have been arrested’.

December

1 – Topeka, Kansas: ‘Four people were killed at a house in the town’s southwest section. No suspects have been named’.

3 – Alma, Arkansas: ‘After arriving home with them, a man killed his daughter’s boyfriend in the car, then killed his 4-month-old grandson while he lay in his car seat. He pursued his daughter and four-year-old granddaughter into the backyard, killing the granddaughter before turning the gun on himself’.

3 – Erwin, Tennessee: ‘A man with a record of domestic unrest killed his wife, son, and daughter before committing suicide’.

8 – Manchester, Connecticut: ‘A man killed his ex-girlfriend and two friends, then fled with the couple’s 13-month-old child. When confronted outside by police, he set the child down on the ground and fatally shot himself’.
From : http://gawker.com/the-year-in-mass-shootings-1480354413?utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_twitter&utm_source=gawker_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

A Republican vision for America – ‘Shaft The Long-Term Unemployed And The GOP’s Other 2014 New Year’s Resolutions’

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‘Right now, Republicans are thrilled with themselves’.

‘In 2013, they prevented both gun safety and immigration reforms, while enjoying the adrenaline rush of holding the economy hostage and actually shutting down the government for 16 days’.

‘And because HealthCare.gov got off to such a craptastic start, they’re currently poised to keep their House majority, which they were able to retain in 2012 even though their nominees received more than a million fewer votes than Democratic candidates’.

‘So what’s this merry band of total bummers planning for 2014? More of the same’.

‘Here are five New Year’s resolutions you can be sure the GOP will do its best to keep’.

1. ‘Cut 1.3 million people off unemployment insurance’.
‘Congress has extended unemployment insurance benefits more than a half-dozen times since the 1950s, and it has never cut them off when the long-term unemployment rate was higher than 1.3 percent’.
‘It is currently 2.6 percent and Republicans in both chambers are refusing to extend the emergency benefits for the long-term unemployed that first went into effect ion when the Great Recession began, even though George W. Bush extended emergency benefits multiple times’.
‘Even in nearly every Republican-held swing district, a majority of the public wants these benefits extended’.
‘But the Republican mania to cut the deficit, even though it has been cut in half, continues’.

2. ‘Deny five million of the hardest-working Americans health insurance’.
‘Medicaid expansion was designed to help those who work but earn too much to qualify for basic Medicaid’.
‘This encourages Americans to rise out of poverty and is the closest thing to a “public option” in Obamacare’.
‘Thanks to the Supreme Court, states can opt out of the program — even though the government covers 100 percent of the costs at first and 90 percent in perpetuity — at any time’.
‘And 25 Republican-led states have done just that, leaving nearly five million in a “coverage gap” where they cannot afford any coverage’.

3. ‘Try to cancel millions of Americans’ health insurance’.
‘Republicans are just as committed to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act now as they were before their failed attempt to defund it by forcing a government shutdown’.
‘Any GOP candidate who suggests that we should simply fix the health care law instead of completely ripping its existence from the fabric of history is forced to retract the statement and repent’.
‘The problem for Republicans now is that repeal is no longer theoretical’.
‘Repeal now means :
*canceling the coverage of the three million young adults on their parents’ plans’,
*canceling the more than three million people who have signed up for Medicaid or the State Children’s Health Insurance Program and ‘
*canceling the at least one million people who have selected paid private plans through the health care exchanges’.

4. ‘Continue to demand cuts to Social Security and Medicare benefits without asking the rich or corporations to give up any tax breaks’.
‘There’s a simple way to solve the Social Security “crisis.” First, admit that there isn’t a crisis’.
‘The program is fully funded for decades (and would be funded even longer if we passed immigration reform)’.
‘Then either raise the cap on the payroll tax or tax millionaires slightly more to keep America’s greatest poverty-reducing program funded forever’.
‘The budget deal forged at the end of the year will likely delay any cuts for two years. But you can be sure that Republican candidates for Congress will campaign for “entitlement cuts” in 2014. And instead of asking the richest to pay more, most will be touting “tax reform” that will ask them to pay even less’.

‘5. Show up for work even less often than they did in 2013‘.
‘The House of Representatives was only in session for 126 days in 2013, leading to the least productive American Congress in recorded history. How will the Republican leadership top itself in 2014? By working even less’.

‘Just 113 days of work await members of the House in 2014, a reduction of about 9 percent, which is coincidentally nearly identical to Congress’ approval rating’.
From : http://www.nationalmemo.com/the-gops-2014-new-years-resolutions/

A Republican vision for America – ‘2013 in Quotes: Anti-Obama Derangement Syndrome’

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‘The right’s loathing for President Obama knows no bounds. The venom flows on everything from health care reform to the president’s alleged support for radical Islam’.

‘Five years into the current administration, anti-Obama derangement syndrome continued to rage throughout the political right in 2013’.

“It’s very clear to everyone but this administration that radical Islam is at war against us. This administration has so many Muslim Brotherhood members that have influence that they just are making wrong decisions for America’.
–U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, accusing the Obama administration of aiding terrorists.
“Obama is taking the US to war with Syria and Russia so he can support his friends from Al-Qaeda in Syria”.
— State Rep Steve Toth (@Toth_4_Texas) August 29, 2013
– Texas state Rep. Steve Toth, R-The Woodlands.
“This is what happens when you have socialized education pushing particular viewpoints within the classroom. I know Americans are concerned about socialized health care through Obamacare. I think they need to be equally concerned about socialized education through Obamacore”.
– Former Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) member Cynthia Dunbar, complaining about new science textbooks, approved by the Texas SBOE in November, that teach about climate change.
“Right now we have a universal health care system — it’s called the emergency room”.
– Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, explaining why he thinks the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is unnecessary.
“People I’ve spoken to would like to see the military ‘fulfill their constitutional duty and take out the president”.
– Retired Army Lt. Gen. William Boykin, claiming that members of the military have considered staging a coup d’état against President Obama.
“(I)f the definition of racism is to support policies that harm people of color, then Barack Obama is the most racist president in U.S. history”.
– Linda Harvey, host of the right-wing radio show Mission America, explaining that what she sees as President Obama’s “ungodly values,” including support for abortion rights and marriage equality for LGBT people, contribute to the slaughter of babies and the spread of HIV in the African-American community.
“You know Obamacare is really I think the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery. And it is in a way, it is slavery in a way, because it is making all of us subservient to the government, and it was never about health care. It was about control”.
– Dr. Ben Carson, a rising star in conservative circles, comparing President Obama’s health-care law to slavery.

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