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Now is the time

Now is the time
Our nation has suffered too much at the hands of dangerous people who use guns to commit horrific acts of violence. As President Obama said following the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, “We won’t be able to stop every violent act, but if there is even one thing that we can do to prevent any of these events, we have a deep obligation, all of us, to try.” Most gun owners are responsible and law-abiding, and they use their guns safely. The President strongly believes that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms. But to better protect our children and our communities from tragic mass shootings like those in Newtown, Aurora, Oak Creek, and Tucson, there are common-sense steps we can take right now. While no law or set of laws will end gun violence, it is clear that the American people want action. Why Now Gunfire was probably the last thing U.S. play President Obama speaks at a memorial service for in Tucson, Arizona. Working Together Share on Twitter Related:  LONGFORMopinion/news

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Free Bibliography Generator - MLA, APA, Chicago citation styles Point 1 USA TODAY | BEHIND THE BLOODSHED: THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICA’S MASS KILLINGS To analyze mass killings, USA TODAY used the FBI's definition: four or more killed, not including suspects, in an event. The killing may stretch over a day or more and some distance, especially if it includes killings committed in flight or against targeted people. It does not include an extended "cooling-off period" to distinguish this kind of crime from the acts of serial killers. Unlike gun control advocates who just count shootings, USA TODAY analyzed all mass killings, regardless of weapon. USA TODAY began by collecting the FBI's Supplemental Homicide Reports for 2006-11. USA TODAY cross-checked each FBI report with local news reports and sometimes with local law enforcement agencies. USA TODAY also found 26 mass killings not recorded in FBI data. Finally, USA TODAY included several other cases not reported by the FBI, including: One on a U.S. military base. USA TODAY did not include events if deaths stemmed from negligence, such as drunken driving, even if someone was convicted.

Letter to a future Republican strategist regarding white people To whom it may concern regarding the United States federal elections of 2014, 2016 and beyond: Allow me to introduce myself to you, the existing (or aspiring!) strategist for the Republican Party. My name is Eric Arnold Garland and I am a White Man. If I read the news correctly, I fit a profile that is of extreme importance to the GOP, as I embody the archetype that fits your narrative of Real Americans. My family lineage goes back to the MAYFLOWER, BOAT ONE!!! HOLY WHITE PEOPLE, BATMAN!!! How can I put this gently? B-b-but, what? No. May I explain why not, purely for your education, such that you might be interested in winning an election on the national level at some point in the future? As a Card-Carrying White Male I love expressing my opinion irrespective of whether people care to hear it, so let’s get started. Science - One of the reasons my family is affluent is that my wife and I have a collective fifteen years of university education between us. 1. 2. 3.

Oprah Winfrey Biography “The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.” “Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.” “Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.” “What I learned at a very early age was that I was responsible for my life. “What other people label or might try to call failure, I have learned is just God's way of pointing you in a new direction.” “This is what I know for sure: In order to be truly happy, you must live along with and you have to stand for something larger than yourself. “Learn from every mistake because every experience, encounter and particularly your mistakes are there to teach you and force you into being more who you are.” “When you're doing the work you're meant to do, it feels right and every day is a bonus, regardless of what you're getting paid.” “Every right decision I've made—every right decision I've ever made—has come from my gut. “[F]ame is a trip. “Nothing about my life is lucky.

Reasoning 1 L'Equipe Explore - Born to Climb 1971 Tour de France, Orcières-Merlette to Marseilles stage, on which Luis Ocaña, in the yellow jersey, lost ground to Eddy Merckx. It was the turn of the 1970s. The two men hated each other so much that they would not even greet each other. Three days later, the shake-up he had predicted came to pass during another Alpine stage on the boiling road to Orcières-Merlette. It looked like the Tour was over and history made. Eddy Merckx talking about the 1971 Tour de France and his duel with Luis Ocaña. © Source ASO (1997) Merckx amazed him. The Col du Portillon is a highly symbolic pass between France and Spain. At Portet d’Aspet Ocaña stuck to the Belgian’s wheel and countered each of his attacks with ease. The Castilian was in a good position and hardly noticed the darkening sky above the final inclines before the Col de Mente, where he restricted himself to reining in the Belgian with the help of another good climber, Bernard Labourdette.

Ten Truths All Progressives Should Understand for 2014 and Beyond (The PCTC Blog ) Albert Einstein once defined “insanity” as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” He also said, “Man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.” Einstein was a really smart guy, and not just about math and physics. Progressives have been on the outside of the poltical system looking in for 32 years now. It's simple, really. Get elected, right? That so many otherwise intelligent progressives don't seem to understand this basic reality is cringeworthy. If your "politics" causes you to value your own personal "ideals" ahead of political success, you're part of the reason there's a problem. There is only one route to political success in a democracy; you have to win elections. Some "progressives" think Barack Obama was elected wizard, not president. We had momentum after 2008. For two years, they whined and complained, referring to Obama as a "disappointment and to the Democrats as "spineless." What happened in 2010 was a disaster.

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