Anti-Gun Senator Surrounded by Armed Protection March 15, 2018
A national school walk-out was held today by students protesting gun violence across the country, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders joined students in DC marching on the U.S. capitol. So did his armed guards. In multiple locations, students hit the streets and parking lots in their respective school districts to “walk out’” in solidarity with the Parkland students who are calling for more gun control after their school attacked by a deranged gunman. 17 students died in the attack. The former presidential candidate was part of a group of progressive congressmen addressing the Washington, DC march.
Sanders began a live streamof his speech on his Facebook page, which featured him wading through the crowd of cheering students and shaking hands. As Sanders traveled through the gun-control crowd, at least three heavily armed Capitol police officers could be seen protecting him and clearing a way for the Senator through the students. Multiple times in the live feed, the police can be heard asking the students to step back and move away from Sanders.
Feb 18, 2018 · Students who survived the shooting in Florida are speaking out in hopes that no more schools face a similar tragedy, and they're planning to protest in Washington, D.C. on March 24 at an event organized by March For Our Lives. Another national walkout is slated for April 20, the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine shooting in Colorado.
Ohio student suspended for staying in class during walkouts Associated Press
Nicole Rivera, 14, a freshman at Arlington High School, center, rallies with other students in front of the Massachusetts State House in Boston to demand action on gun violence as part of a nationwide school walkout on March 14, 2018.
Gallery by photo services HILLIARD, Ohio — An Ohio high school student says he tried to remain nonpolitical during school walkouts over gun violence and was suspended for a day because he stayed in a classroom instead of joining protests or the alternative, a study hall. Hilliard senior Jacob Shoemaker says school isn't the place for politics, and he wasn't taking sides Wednesday. The district says it's responsible for students' safety and they can't be unsupervised. Jacob's citation for not following instructions was shared online by a friend, prompting a flood of messages to his father. Scott Shoemaker says some people thought his son was suspended for walking out, and angry comments accumulated, including some that mistook Scott for the principal. He says he also got a couple death threats and had to consider switching phone numbers.
Trump Planning 'Phase Two' of Tax Plan to Help Middle Class
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he was working with congressional Republicans on a "phase two" tax-reform plan to help middle-class Americans and corporations, telling Missouri business leaders that "it's going to be something that I think is very special."
"We're going for a phase two, which will help — in addition to [the] middle class — companies," Trump said at a roundtable at the Boeing Co. plant in St. Louis.
He said that Texas Rep. Kevin Brady, the Republican chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and the Senate were "working on it with me."
"It's going to be something that I think will really be a big incentive to do a lot of things like we're doing right here," Trump said. "A tremendous incentive for the workers."
Touring the Boeing plant with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, President Trump touted his economic successes — from Wall Street gains to job increases to lower jobless claims — and slammed Democrats for not supporting the tax bill passed in December.
"Unfortunately, on the original plan, we didn't have one Democrat vote — which is pretty incredible," he said. "Now, they're regretting it.
A conservative Parkland student’s whirlwind trip to D.C. ended in the Oval Office
He doesn’t fit the mainstream media’s agenda, so he gets very little press.Parkland High School survivor Kyle Kashuv supports gun owners’ rights, and recognizes that the problem of violence in this country is far more complex than simply focusing on guns.
Searching for the middle ground, Kyle Kashuv, 16, met five senators, House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump.
"The Trump administration on Thursday sanctioned a number of Russian entities for a wide range of behavior that U.S. officials say has sought to disrupt Western governments — including the attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. Among the five entities sanctioned by the Treasury Department Thursday is the Internet Research Agency, which was indicted by a grand jury last month as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russian efforts. Officials say it's a propaganda outfit that used fake identities to pose as Americans on social media, in order to sew divisiveness during the campaign.
Also cited in the sanctions: the NotPetya cyber-attack, which affected hospitals and disrupted shipping and was been attributed to the Russian military in February. The sanctions freeze any assets of the Russian agents held in U.S. dollars, and block U.S. citizens from engaging in business with them.
It's the first round of sanctions announced by the United States since Congress passed a Russia sanctions bill last year — a bill President Trump signed only reluctantly in the face of a veto-proof congressional majority. Officials said the sanctions had been in the works for weeks, but the timing comes just as the United States condemned Russia for its use of nerve agent to poison a double agent in the United Kingdom, signing on to a joint statement as a sign of solidarity with European allies."
My son asked if he could walk out in protest today...here's how the conversation went... Son: is it ok if I protest on Wednesday? Me: protest what? Why would you do that? Son: protests initiate change; they bring awareness to the issue Me: yes, like what... Son: like civil rights; people had to protest for the right to vote, etc (he went on) Me: that's true! Protests can be a great catalyst. So what are you protesting? Son: gun laws Me: and what are the current gun laws? Son: I don't know, but they need to change Me: how do you know that if you don't know what they are? Who makes the gun laws? Whose attention are you trying to get? State, federal, local...? Son: I don't know Me: then no, you may not protest in ignorance. You don't protest something just bc everyone else is doing it. What is happening in our schools is wrong, and scary, and sad, and yes, some things need to change. But you must educate yourself before you can be an agent of change. ...I'm all about protesting for change, for justice, and being passionate about a cause; I'm not about blindly following the crowd in ignorance...
Soon to be a top tourist destination while visiting Baltimore. Baltimore Sun:
More than 200 local residents and elected leaders gathered in a tree-lined corner of a Baltimore park Saturday to rededicate the space, which had long venerated two Confederate generals, to the famed abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman.
“We stand on the shoulders of this great woman,” said Ernestine Jones-Williams, 71, a Baltimore County resident and a Tubman family descendant who spoke on behalf of the family. “We are overwhelmed. Overwhelmed. Thank you, and God bless you.”
The ceremony in Wyman Park Dell, on the 105th anniversary of Tubman’s death, took place feet from the now-empty pedestal of a large, bronze, double-equestrian statue of Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, and officially renamed the space Harriet Tubman Grove.
The statue had stood in the park since 1948, but was removed in August amid a national debate and protests over Confederate symbolism and monuments, and how they are viewed by those who see them as offensive reminders of the country’s racial history and those who proudly consider them a part of their Southern heritage.[…]
US Senate Candidate Nick Freitas Dismantles the Left in Defense of the Second Amendment
US Senate Candidate Nick Freitas delivers a masterful refutation of the string of false narratives and historical distortions surrounding the debate over the Second Amendment. He proceeds to systematically dissect nearly every liberal talking point in the process.
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Report: NRA Gave Over $7 Million to Hundreds of Schools Across the Country Beth BaumannPosted: Mar 10, 2018
The Associated Press completed an independent analysis of the National Rifle Association's (NRA) public tax filings. What the AP discovered was that the NRA donated roughly $7.3 million to schools across the country between 2010 and 2016.
According to the report, about 500 schools received the money, mostly through grants designed to promote the shooting sports. The grants were awarded to school programs, such as the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, rifle teams, hunting safety courses and agriculture clubs.
Interestingly enough, three-quarters of the schools that received NRA grants were in rural counties that voted for President Donald Trump during the 2016 election.
The Associated Press put together a graphic showing just how much the NRA Foundation has provided schools in each state: