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Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 years ago

First!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 years ago

Happy Sunday, GN!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Sunday greetin’s, GN…and congratters to Firsties Sven!

I have very little idea what’s occurring in the thread GIF but find it sort o’ compelling anyway.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 years ago

Very much worth reading -- how the anti-gun Million Mom March got started and noted differences between then and now.

http://reason.com/volokh/2018/03/22/the-million-mom-march-mass-mobilization#fold

“The difference between 1999 and 2018 could not be starker. It took Mrs. Dees-Thomases five months of work—from August to December—before she finally got full buy-in from the gun control groups, their allies (starting with National PTA), and their wealthy funders. In contrast, it took only a few hours for the anti-gun students from Parkland, Florida, to be funded, publicized, and absorbed into the vast network of Michael Bloomberg’s public relations staff, Hollywood celebrities, and other leading organizations, such as the American Federation of Teachers. It’s a lot easier to be the face of a grassroots movement when large groups with paid staff all over the country will do the organizing for you.”

“The days of September 1999, when Mrs. Dees-Thomases was funding the MMM with her Visa card, are long gone. So too are the days when anti-gun activists were fighting over their share of a $4 million grant fund. Single-handedly, Michael Bloomberg and allied billionaires now far outspend the NRA. Bloomberg personally has more money than the combined market capitalization of every U.S. firearm manufacturer. Rhetorically, the antigun rallies of 2018 have much in common with their 2000 predecessors, but the financial infrastructure behind them is different by at least an order of magnitude. Thanks to Mayor Bloomberg and his friends, they will never be short of money.”

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
4 years ago

A blessed Sabbath, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Sven the First, and Fatwa!

I have very little idea what’s occurring in the thread GIF

Those are beluga whales. The first one is getting a mouthful of air, then “blowing” an air ring. The second captures the air ring in his/her mouth and blows an air ring to the third. The third swims through the ring. They’re playing.

Sven -- thanks for the article. I saw a group of people arguing on social media that there were no organized groups supporting gun control. Incredible.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 years ago

What amazing creatures. Thanks, Paddy.

Yes, the entire anti-guns/liberty movement is totally grassroots and was started by teenagers.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Cheers, Paddy!

It looked like they were playing, but what do I know?

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I really want to hear about why my natural rights should be violated from H.S. punks who look like a wannabe Jenette Goldstein in “Aliens” and a pipe cleaner man with a guitar pick for a head.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
4 years ago

Because some Leftists are more equal than others, that’s why. We won’t even discuss classical liberals, moderates, or those on the right. They don’t count.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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…classical liberals, moderates, or those on the right.

Lebensunwertes Leben to leftists.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
4 years ago

Slow clap.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 years ago

But you have to admire teh Lefties -- they’ve done a great job with marketing their ideas and such.