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Benevolent God Rains Bullets On High Schoolers Who Spurned Him

Dateline: Broward County Florida - February 22, 2018

A loving and benevolent God last week allowed the murder of 17 people at a Broward County High School in apparent retaliation for His exclusion from the campus.

In the days after the grisly events social media lit up with questions and speculation about the events and theories abounded about the possible causes. Many struggled to offer an explanation for why a 19 year old former student would assault his former classmates and teaches with an AR-15.

“Why would God allow this to happen in a school?” asked one distraught Tweeter.

“Because He’s not allowed in school!” was the quick response of some in the twitterverse.

By this explanation, in a fit of pique for being excluded from a social set of 14 to 17 years olds, an omnipresent deity’s response was to kill a select few of them.

“Some people would egg a house or post nasty rumors on Facebook,” said a Junior from a nearby school. “But God just goes all out retribution.”

“Wait. Isn’t God everywhere?” asked a few skeptical commenters. “How can He be excluded?”

Others pointed out that it was not the high schoolers themselves who had excluded God from the campus, but their ancestors predating even their parent's generation.

“Kind of typical of God to misdirect his vengeful wrath,” remarked one by-stander. “It’s not the first time He’s visited the sins of the fathers on the children. Look what He did in Egypt.”

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Out Of The Mouths Of Babes... .


      Nancy's nephew was 4 when she was pregnant with her first kid. She allowed him to place his hand on her belly and feel the baby kick.

      His little face scrunched and said, "How does the baby get out of there?"

      She wanted to keep it simple so she said, "The doctor will help."

      His eyes widened in amazement as he exclaimed, "You've got a doctor in there, too?"

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      The Kids In America


          Children in Europe don't need metal detectors, armed guards, reinforced glass..............

          Or worry about being executed by a mass murderer....

          The answer is no............America cannot say the same.

          It is that simple.

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          Pundit Post

              Emotional trauma, for whatever reason, can be devastating. I suspect many of us have been there at some point in our lives, and like the author of this letter, we were saved by something or someone who did or said something that they may not have even known that saved us, indeed saved us.

              In the 1990s I was at a point where I could identify with people who were willing to commit an act of terror because they felt very strongly about an injustice that society was not interested in addressing. Under the right circumstances, I could have been recruited to join a terrorist group. Lucky for me, there were people in my life who were so loving and kind, it caused me to realize that there is no justification for taking a life because of grief or frustration.

              It could happen to any of us.


              “I was almost a school shooter,” Aaron Stark wrote in a letter to Denver’s local station 9 News. “I am not a school shooter because I didn’t have access to guns.”

              The letter, which was printed in full by the station’s show Next with Kyle Clark, goes on to discuss Stark’s violent childhood, his struggles with mental health, access to guns, love and why he eventually did not end up committing violence in 1996.

              Last Wednesday, a 19-year-old man allegedly shot and killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Stark says he wrote the letter because his wife and daughter said they couldn’t understand why the alleged shooter lashed out like he did. “Sadly, I can,” Stark wrote. “This is a hard conversation to have, but we must have it.”

              On Tuesday, Stark took his message to national television, where he explained in an emotional interview to MSNBC’s Katy Tur why he wrote the letter and what he thinks can be done to stop school shootings.

              “I think we really need to have a hard look at the effect that guns have,” Stark said. “Do we really need to have assault weapons? Do we really need to have people being able to go buy an AR-15 when they’re not able to even buy a pistol because they won’t pass the background checks?”

              “But the thing about my post was, it’s more than just guns,” Stark continued. “It’s a multifaceted issue. And if you focus on just the guns, then you’ll ignore the rest — but if you focus on just the mental health, then you’ll have missed the gun part.”

              Stark believes society should focus on love and reaching out to kids who feel like they have nothing to lose, like he felt back in 1996. While he was a teen, Stark says he was alternately homicidal and suicidal. And in addition to the assault weapons ban (which was in place from 1994 to 2004) several acts of kindness stopped him from committing violent acts.

              In one such instance, Stark says he was was planning on killing himself when a friend, who baked him a pie and threw him a gathering, saved his life.

              “I wasn’t going to survive that night if that hadn’t happened,” Stark told Tur. “People reach out and sometimes they don’t even know the effect they’re going to have. A kind word, a hug, saying ‘Hey how are you, do you want to come have food with me? Come watch a movie?’ could literally save someone’s life.”

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              NRA Power Plays


                  Below is a letter that the National Rifle Association sent to Wisconsin Judicial candidates in prelude to their upcoming 2018 State elections:

                  One might note that not only is the NRA attempting to ascertain the Second Amendment viewpoints of current and potential Wisconsin State judges, it includes an implied threat that if the request is ignored a "?" rating will be assigned which can be interpreted as indifference, if not "outright hostility, toward Second Amendment related issues".

                  This is sent under the guise of gathering information to answer member's information requests.

                  In reality, this is one method of coercion that the NRA utilizes at local levels to gain and control candidates' positions.

                  With a strong portion of the NRA's funding coming from donations by gun manufacturers and gun accessory manufacturers, combined with the advertising revenue the group receives from its magazine, the NRA can't say that it has no real financial ties to the gun manufacturers association. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/nra-gun-...

                  The NRA is the working mouthpiece of arms manufacturers advocating civilian access to weaponry of many types.

                  The letter is an example as to how the NRA attempts to control our government at all levels. It is funded by part of a military/industrial complex that Dwight Eisenhower warned us of on leaving office.

                  The NRA has morphed into an entity that seeks political power as its primary goal. The Second Amendment serves as just a "patriotic banner" to wave as it reaches for more control.

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                      Next to Trump McTurtle has to be the most despicable man in the USA. . I say I don't hate anyone, but these two are pushing that line. I surely hate what they do and what they stand for. I find it nauseating that these two are getting away literally with murder and treason. The main job for these two avaricious a$$holes is to protect America and defend the Constitution of which they have done the exact opposite.

                      I'm not even going to search for a pithy sarcastic meme, there's absolutely nothing humorous about these two with the damage they have and are causing. We are under attack and these two are the leaders.

                      I am just too angry to continue.


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                      The Last Beatles Songs Made.


                          "Free as a Bird" is a song originally composed and recorded in 1977 as a home demo by John Lennon. In 1995, a studio version of the recording, incorporating contributions from Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, was released as a single by the Beatles. It was released 25 years after the break-up of the band and 15 years after the death of Lennon.

                          The single was released as part of the promotion for The Beatles Anthology video documentary and the band's Anthology 1 compilation album. For the Anthology project, McCartney asked Lennon's widow Yoko Ono for unreleased material by Lennon to which the three remaining ex-Beatles could contribute. "Free as a Bird" was one of two such songs (along with "Real Love") for which McCartney, Harrison, and Starr contributed additional instrumentation, vocals, and arrangements. Jeff Lynne of Electric Light Orchestra, who had worked with Harrison on Harrison's album Cloud Nine and as part of the Traveling Wilburys, was asked to co-produce the record.

                          The music video for "Free as a Bird" was produced by Vincent Joliet and directed by Joe Pytka; from the point of view of a bird in flight, it depicts many references to Beatles songs, such as "Strawberry Fields Forever," "Penny Lane", "Paperback Writer", "A Day in the Life", "Eleanor Rigby", "Revolution", and "Helter Skelter". "Free as a Bird" won the 1997 Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and was the Beatles' 34th Top 10 single in the United States. The song secured the group at least one Top 40 hit in four different decades (1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s).

                          McCartney, Harrison and Starr originally intended to record some incidental background music, as a trio, for the Anthology project, but later realized, according to Starr, that they wanted to record "new music".[2] According to Harrison, they had always agreed that if one of them was not in the band, the others would never replace them and, "... go out as the Beatles", and that the "only other person that could be in it was John."[3]

                          McCartney then asked Ono if she had any unreleased recordings by Lennon, so she sent him cassette tapes of four songs.[4]"Free as a Bird" was recorded by Lennon in 1977,[5] in his and Ono's Dakota building apartment in New York City, but was not complete. Lennon introduced the song on the cassette by imitating a New York accent and saying, "Free—as a boid" (bird).[6][7][8] The other songs were "Grow Old With Me", "Real Love", and "Now and Then".[9] Ono says that it was Harrison and former Beatles road manager Neil Aspinallwho initially asked her about the concept of adding vocals and instrumentation to Lennon's demo tapes. Ono stated: "People have said it was all agreed when Paul came over to New York to induct John into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but it was all settled before then. I just used that occasion to hand over the tapes personally to Paul."[10]

                          McCartney went to Ono's home after the induction ceremony at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to listen to, and receive, the Lennon demo tapes; he recalls the meeting with Ono:

                          She was there with Sean ... and she played us a couple of tracks. There were two newies on mono cassettes which he did at home ... [s]o I checked it out with Sean, because I didn't want him to have a problem with it. He said, "Well, it'll be weird hearing a dead guy on lead vocal. But give it a try." I said to them both, "If it doesn't work out, you can veto it." When I told George and Ringo I'd agreed to that they were going, "What? What if we love it?" It didn't come to that, luckily. I said to Yoko, "Don't impose too many conditions on us, it's really difficult to do this, spiritually. We don't know, we may hate each other after two hours in the studio and just walk out. So don't put any conditions, it's tough enough."[11]

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