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posted on Jul 5, 2015, 18 flags
Political Issues
After many years of debating gun control with Americans, and getting nowhere, I have decided to put together a thread explaining our [UK] gun laws and why they have worked for us. Many people here from the US have this severe misunderstanding of British gun laws, they seem to think that we aren't allowed to own our own tools of death, and that we fear firearms and want nothing to do with them, and quite frankly, that is wrong. I have military experience, I have fired a wide range of equipment from small arms, handguns and even the odd anti-tank weaponry, and you know what, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I also have experience on the darker side of these tools of death as...
posted on Jul 2, 2015, 17 flags
Political Ideology
Why we need a maximum wage. Before trickle down economics starting trickling down B.S. on the heads of the American worker, America was the most efficient machine the world had ever seen. When I was 16 fast food companies were begging kids to work in my city through ROP programs. There were plenty of low income jobs and room for advancement. Then a wonderful man but horrible president, Ronald Regan, convinced a nation to give more money to the wealthy with the promise of prosperity for the Middle class. What was once a thriving market of small businesses completing for your dollars, became a few oil companies and a handful of bankers owning nearly 50% of the world. What was once a thriving...
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posted on Jul 1, 2015, 40 flags
Political Mud-Pit

^^ THAT is the title of the article. What I want to talk about is the attitude of Ted Cruz and other Repubicans. So ---- here is my suggested title: LET'S TALK ABOUT TED CRUZ'S "DARKEST 24-HOUR PERIOD IN US HISTORY" STATEMENT. " what are we to make of certain comments by Congressman...
posted on Jul 1, 2015, 30 flags
Political Mud-Pit
You can bash Putin day and night, the simple fact is that Russia will not fold into your version of reality. You can marry gays, you can eat GMOs, you can worship NATO, mandatory vaccination, enjoy...
posted on Jul 2, 2015, 20 flags
Above Politics
Was going to put this in the Rant forum, but I'm actually too sad and depressed to work up a good rant. All I can do is shake my head and wonder - what the heck happened? I don't know. Maybe it's the rarified air in California. I'd hope for different results in the heart of America where people actually care and have values other than what...
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posted on Jun 29, 2015, 45 flags
Political Mud-Pit
What is the definition of a bigot? "noun 1. a person who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion." Liberals have that down these days. They go a step further than disagreeing with people with other opinions, and basically try to make those opinions illegal. It should be okay to be against abortion, to be against gay marriage, to like...
posted on Jul 2, 2015, 17 flags
Political Mud-Pit
http://fortune.com/2015/07/01/donald-trump-golf-rich-elite/ "I don’t think it’s going to help anything. Golf should be something beautiful, elegant, something people aspire to play eventually. ... It may be elitist, and perhaps that’s what golf needs. Let golf be elitist. " I know some people...
posted on Jul 1, 2015, 11 flags
Political Issues
" SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —Mayor Kevin Johnson has filed a restraining order request against the city of Sacramento in an attempt to block the release of emails that were sent while he was a member of the National Conference of Black Mayors... " Wasn't...
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posted on Jun 25, 2015, 26 flags
Political Mud-Pit
Obama is set to eulogize someone he has called a friend tomorrow . Reverend Clementa C. Pinckney Will be laid to rest tomorrow and President Obama will do the eulogy . Currently the media is preoccupied with the flag issue . Generally they set up a big distraction to stoke the fires for their big announcement...
posted on Jun 25, 2015, 18 flags
Political Issues
As an introduction to why I am making this thread, it has to revolve around the idea to ban the Confederate Flag, Civil War History, Southern Heritage, etc. I think the idea is absurd and actually had to debate my aunt (delusional since her son killed himself 3 years ago) over Father's Day weekend about why...
posted on Jun 23, 2015, 16 flags
Political Ideology
Whoa! An English newspaper whistling death to Dixie... If this is not an obvious case of scapegoating a whole culture for one crazy action by a kid then I'll whistle Dixie! I have great respect for the southern folk, for the amazing music, country and blues that came from this culture. Now they are trying to amputate yet another limb from...
posted on Jun 26, 2015, 11 flags
Above Politics
I know Obama is strutting around like he’s a Kennedy, or Roosevelt, one of our truly great presidents because of the victories of Obamacare and the gay rights issue resolved in the Supreme Court. Their talking about he is cementing his “legacy” Okay the Obamacare law in some...
posted on Jul 2, 2015, 11 flags
Political Mud-Pit
This is a question for anyone against the SCOTUS allowing gay marriage due to religious freedom issues. Why such question? In both of these situations, whether an individual marries someone from the same sex or whether an individual drinks alcohol or eats...
posted on Jun 24, 2015, 10 flags
Politicians & People
Valerie Jarrett is a big player inside the White House, and she is a longtime friend of the Obama family. Judicial Watch has requested some FBI files on Val's family and some interesting things are revealed. "Terrifying" to some and maybe happy face to others. Family values and family structure...
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posted on May 22, 2015, 74 flags
Political Mud-Pit
Hello once again ATS! Realizing that it has been quite awhile since I posted anything other than the occasional short story or off-topic thread, a recent conversation has reignited my passions and led me to enter...
posted on May 29, 2015, 30 flags
Political Mud-Pit
Ok so many of you have read the thread title and are probably already extremely mad at me, but bare with me. I have a point here. First off, let me explain why I am writing this thread. Certain people have recently questioned my political affiliations...
posted on Jun 20, 2015, 27 flags
Political Mud-Pit
Let's get this straight before some conservative believes me to be a lefty or commie or whatever new word righties call people with opposing view points I am neither I take the good qualities from both and understand how it was used to seperate. ...
posted on May 26, 2015, 23 flags
Political Ideology
Greetings, everyone... With all the discord and hatred and mudslinging going on in our world today, I decided to do some indepth research. I had, of course, heard of her - but I did not know what exactly she thought and taught. I know that many members here...
posted on Jun 2, 2015, 22 flags
Political Mud-Pit
I figured it would be the right forum for this. Today I had the honor of trying to debate somebody on Facebook. Well it really wasn't a debate it was them name calling and me trying to have a debate on the actual merits of the discussion rather than personal attacks on people that didn't even know each other....
posted on Jun 1, 2015, 22 flags
Political Mud-Pit
Have you ever tried to give somebody a high five. Only to have them leave you hanging ? Rand Paul knows what it feels like. It appears our Liberty is a joke and we are being paranoid. First they got...
posted on May 25, 2015, 21 flags
Political Mud-Pit
" And I want to be very clear: Every city ordinance, every ballot measure, every law on the books in this country –- that is your concern. " I am so tired of the Obamas try to re-shape this country into a place where minorities...
posted on May 29, 2015, 21 flags
Political Issues
According to this article it looks like the most affordable place to rent a 2 bedroom unit by your lonesome is Arkansas. In my home state a wage of $19.89 is needed. Measured in full time employment of course.
I'm not sure how they came...
posted on May 21, 2015, 19 flags
Political Mud-Pit
Since everyone else in the country is doing it, I too have decided I will also seek the Republican Party nomination for president. Here is my nine-point plan to restore America's future: 1. Screw the poor, and screw minorities. Anyone who wants to get...
posted on Jun 15, 2015, 18 flags
Political Issues
Great! So the religious right are so concerned with the welfare of children that they're willing to make it harder for many of these kids to find homes?? All in the name of religion? "Private, faith-based agencies in Michigan will now be able to place needy...
posted on May 22, 2015, 17 flags
Above Politics
" The “Pastor Protection” bill, designed to protect pastors and their churches when refusing to perform a same-sex marriage, passed the Texas House with bipartisan support. The bill will go immediately to Texas Governor Abbott, who has vowed to sign it....
posted on Jun 12, 2015, 17 flags
Above Politics
Following is an excerpt from the book Critical Path by Buckminster Fuller: "P 78. is important to note that, while the British Empire as a world government lost the American Revolution, the power structure behind it did not lose the war....