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vlyons

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Texas is NOT going to secede from the union

It doesn't matter how many want crazy Republican whack-a-doodle MoFo Bubbas want to secede and not pay fed income taxes. The vast vast majority of Texans do not want to turn in their US citizenship for the uncertainly of citizenship in the Republic of Texas. All those texas ranchers and farmers are not going to give up their farm subsidies.

A lamp in the darkness

"However much fighting there is in the world, however much darkness there is, we must be able to serve as small lamps in that darkness."

17th Karmapa

Enthusiastic perseverance is a very great virtue. So don't let these trying times discourage you or fall into indifference. Just keep on keeping on.

Can Trump get a fair trial

After all the J6 evidence is turned over to the DOJ, and assuming there is a criminal referral, won't Trump claim that the televised hearings have tainted the jury pool, and he can't get a fair trial?

Why hasn't Pence turned against Trump

Is he really that spineless?

60th Van Cliburn piano competition begins June 2 in Ft Worth

This is one of the premiere piano competitions in the world. It will b e livestreamed for free.
For more details, see

https://cliburn.org/2022-webcast/

on cultivating hope

This quote from HH the Karmapa struck a chord with me. It's easy to fall into hopelessness and then fall even further into indifference.

Finding our nobility of heart ~ HH the 17th Karmapa

https://justdharma.com/61u0z

"I have many hopes for the world, but I try not to have any expectations. Whether I can actually fulfill my aspirations or not, I wish to let them shape me and guide my actions in the world. Focusing on achieving results can make us too attached to our goals. Our dreams do not necessarily have to be fulfilled in order for us to be happy. Nurturing hopes is meaningful in and of itself. It is worth working toward them, regardless of the outcome. When we make this shift away from results, we will find greater courage to act on our aspirations for the world. We will find our nobility of heart."

17th Karmapa

from the book "The Heart Is Noble: Changing the World from the Inside Out"

The real law enforcement disgrace

So the Uvalde LEOs were afraid to go against a guy armed with an AR15 assault rifle and a shitload of ammo. And rightfully so. They may have been cowardly, but they aren't stupid. None of them wanted to be first in the door to die.

LEOs for years have known how terribly lethal are these assault rifles. The real disgrace is that they haven't called for their complete ban for civilians. But that too is cowardly. Gosh to do so would make them -- ya know -- look bad. Which I guess to them is more intolerable than how they look now after all the carnage that's being laid at their feet.

It's all about selling guns

it's all about selling guns. Guns are durable products. They don't wear out or spoil like shoes and milk. Once you buy a gun; it doesn't rot or wear out, needing to be replaced. Ah, but gun manufacturers need to stay in business and increase sales. So after the market is saturated with hunting shot guns and rifles, and everyone already has a pistol on their nightstand, guN manufacturers still need to make sales. I know, lets create a market for civilians to buy assault rifles. And we'll create a need for them by scaring people that there's a menace coming their way. Better to take your assault weapon with you when you go to the 7-11 to get some beer. But you'll be protected in case one of those scarey Moslems or a couple of big black guys come in the store.

Let's be clear about this. The gun lobby exists to sell guns. So it bribes politicians to resist creating laws to restrict or regulate gun sales. Corrupt politicians take gun lobby money to buy advertising and run campaigns to stay in power. They are not there to serve the people. They are there to serve corporate interests -- be it guns, Exxon, big pharma, etc.

But DUers know all this.

They're changing the narrative to

how incompetent the cops were for not going in right away. It's all their fault. That way they don't have to talk about why it's legal for a teenager to buy an assault weapon.

and there will be more

Since 1998. And there will be more. It's just who we are now.
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