Liberal radio host Thom Hartmann is making the case that conservative economic policies are driving more Americans to kill themselves.
Writing Saturday on the progressive news siteAlterNet, Hartmann said Virginia’s suicide rate is at a 13-year high, and that the nation’s suicide rate as a whole has risen 23 percent over the last decade.
“The fact is, America’s suicide rate is on the rise, and conservative economic policies are to blame,” Hartmann wrote.
Too bad Democrats have been in control of Congress 2006-2010 and the Senate 2006-present and the presidency 2008-present.
Keep pushing that narrative even when facts are obviously against you.
I found this gem
reblogging just for that gif
But which party is the one advocating killing the most innocent among us again? Yea, it doesn’t begin with an R.
I don’t get the concept behind the movie “The Purge”
They say unemployment is less than 1% and crime is at an all time low because of the purge.
How in the world would a night of violence drop unemployment and violence? Most violence isn’t out of a need to commit violence, it’s spur of the moment and emotional.
Hollywood just can’t hit the mark at all.
We need to fix the gun problem in america, it’s insane that anyone regardless of age can buy a high powered assault rifle through the gun show loop hole anywhere in the US.
It’s already been proven that all the countries in the world that have banned guns have less violence. No one wants to admit it but guns cause violence and the Second Amendment needs to be gotten rid of.
Why do people even need Assault Rifles? The answer is to kill children, they have no other use. So we need to ban them and all guns, no one needs guns unless they are a criminal or a psychopath.
10/10 would rage again
I know right? everyone should be outraged that the NRA is allowing people to access to murder tools.
I feel like more people need to be aware of what is going on, the media just does not talk about this issue enough.
> Implying the NRA is some big organization that actually represents all gun owners
> Implying guns are the only things that can be used to kill someone
> 2013: Still blames inanimate objects for causing violence
You must be new here. This is what we call “real life”. Mind if I show you around?
Oh real life? you mean that place where anyone can just walk into a store and buy a gun without a background check and then kill 30 children?
If we had background checks sandy hook would not have happened, that’s real life.
The shooter didn’t buy the gun. He stole it.
For the last flippin time, you CANNOT walk into a gun store or a gun show and buy a gun without a background check. It’s federal law that all sales go through a NICS insta-check. (that’s a background check for you gun-illiterates)
Learn a little bit about what you are trying to talk about before you open your mouths and prove to the world that you are an uninformed idiot.
And if we’re going to ban “murder tools,” what are we going to do about hammers, knives, clubs, hands, feet, rocks, baseball bats, forks, rope, vases, wrenches, flashlights, mugs, pencils, pens, ethernet cables and literally EVERY SINGLE OTHER OBJECT IN EXISTENCE? Absolutely ANYTHING can be used to kill somebody.
Strobridge Elementary School in Haward California is holding a toy gun buyback today. Kids who turn in their toy guns will be given a chance to win a bicycle. Opposing Views reported Weâve all heard of gun buybacks, but how&
Good God California stop it! Kids can’t have fun anymore
California is officially the dumbest state in the union.
What they’re trying to do is make guns a taboo with the new generations. They want to make guns like cigarettes, unpopular and shunned from society.
Armed Robber’s Widow Suing Store Clerk Who Shot and Killed Her Husband During Robbery Attempt
Cases like this are exactly why if your state does not have a self defense immunity law, you need to be pushing for one. Many states have laws stating that if a shooting is ruled justifiable you cannot…
Hey lady… why don’t you try to rob the same store so you can be reunited with your husband…
WOW. I hope she gets laughed out of court AND has to pay any expenses the clerk has to pay to defend himself.
Slowly but surely, a growing number of states are eyeing policies to select academically stronger individuals for their teaching programs as one avenue to improve the quality of new teachers.
Academically stronger individuals is the politically correct way of saying, “Teachers who can both read and write.” Their counterparts are the Differently Academically Abled who dominate the Chicago school system.
Underneath the attention such plans are attracting, though, run deep-seated fears about their potential consequences–particularly whether they will result in a K-12 workforce with fewer black and Latino teachers.
“When you’re working with instruments like SAT, ACT, GPA, which all have significant limitations, you have a responsibility to think about what the unintended consequences are,” said Mary Brabeck, the dean of New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
Mary, quite contrary, is talking about the consequences for teachers, not for students, because who really cares about them?
Proponents of the idea of raising teacher-preparation entry standards point to the practices of countries such as Finland, Singapore, and South Korea, which recruit superior academic candidates.
And all three countries are as multicultural as Seattle. No one is ever going to accuse a South Korean test of being racist.
The potential impact on candidates of color is more stark. Scores on the ACT from 2012 show that the mean score of African-American and Hispanic teachers, at 19 and 17, respectively, falls below the national mean score of 21, the score set as a goal in some proposals.
Basic-skills tests, such as those in the Educational Testing Services’ Praxis I series, also pose more challenges for some groups. According to ETS data collected from 2005 to 2009, black candidates scored about a standard deviation lower on such tests and Hispanic candidates by between a third and a half of a standard deviation lower.
Sorry South Korea, you win this one. Our teachers will go on enriching our diversity with their stupidity. Because having qualified teachers would have a disproportionate impact on unqualified teachers.
“Ratcheting up the bar will reduce the supply of minority teachers because of the general achievement gap that still leaves minorities with lower academic achievement–which is the problem we are trying to solve.”
So we can’t improve minority test scores without better teachers but we can’t get better teachers without higher standards and we can’t get better teachers because our school system is broken and we can’t fix our school system because we can’t get better teachers because that would be racist.
If you think men hate women, then you are so confused you don’t know whether to scratch your watch or wind your behind.
And where would this magical money come from? Taking it by force from people who work is not the answer.
I swear progressives need to take an economics class.
Liberal family values: Having hissy fits when you find out a family member votes Republican
Not any more so than a conservative getting mad when a family member votes Democrat? Anyway it isn’t always true in either case; my family has very liberal social values but several family members vote Republican for economic reasons and it’s hardly an issue.
I should have saved the hundreds of posts I came across during election season about parents and siblings voting how liberals don’t want, and how said liberal wants to disown them.
Also, if your family members happened to vote Republican for social issues, would it then be an issue?
Absolutely. As long as they are not Republican, Conservative or Libertarian in any way, shape or form.
Funny, I’m a mixed race Conservative with white, black, latin, native american and asian in my family. I have friends from all over the world and from every race. Also, I have a gay cousin whom I love and will defend to the death.
Guess that liberal narrative doesn’t really fit reality, huh?
Go through a freaking firearms course before you try and be an authority on the subject and limit freedom for all. I’ll put you through our beginner’s class for free.
In an odd display of ignorance during a Denver Post forum on gun control, CO Rep. Diana DeGette (D) didn’t seem to understand the obvious basics of how firearms work, all the while being a lead sponsor on a federal ban of high-capacity magazines. As you can see in the video above, the Congresswomen seems to think magazines and ammunition are somehow one and the same and that after their initial use will no longer exist.
“I will tell you these are ammunition, they’re bullets, so the people who have those now they’re going to shoot them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won’t be any more available.”
Colorado GOP responded to Rep. DeGette statement. “It’s extremely alarming that Rep. DeGette is running federal legislation to ban magazine clips, when she doesn’t even know what a magazine clip is,” said spokesman Owen Loftus. “Rep. DeGette’s comments show that Democrats are more concerned with appeasing their radical base, than standing up for responsible, law abiding citizens.”
DeGette’s spokeswomen released a statement claiming the Congresswomen simply misspoke and that she is aware of how a magazine works.
“The time has come, America, to step up and ban these weapons. The other very important part of this bill is to ban large capacity ammunition feeding devices, those that hold more than 10 rounds. We have federal regulations and state laws that prohibit hunting ducks with more than three rounds. And yet it’s legal to hunt humans with 15-round, 30-round, even 150-round magazines. Limiting magazine capacity is critical because it is when a criminal, a drug dealer, a deranged individual has to pause to change magazines and reload that the police or brave bystanders have the opportunity to take that individual down.”
DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST’S SHOCKING CLAIM: WOMEN DON’T NEED GUNS FOR SELF-DEFENSE, JUST TELL MEN ‘NOT TO RAPE WOMEN’
That’s what laws are for. They tell us to not kill, rape, steal etc… How’s that working out for you?
“Police officers don’t carry a gun as a defensive weapon to defend themselves or their other officers. They carry a gun to be able to do their job in a safe and effective manner and face any oppositions we may come upon.”
Sooo… they carry a gun to defend themselves from threats? That’s called being defensive you idiot.
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