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    7,000 children's shoes laid out on Capitol lawn to honor lives lost to gun violence








    http://abcnews.go.com/US/7000-childr...ry?id=53710394

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    whew

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    Is Mr. Trump going to have them charged for littering?
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    Someone should lay out 50,000,000 plus empty wombs.

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    Hmm, you can't educate or keep safe what you've got mate.

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    Poor way to honor kids.
    Life is complex.

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    Thoughts and prayers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Little Time View Post
    Poor way to honor kids.
    It's not intended to honor them. It's intended to send a message to the spineless/owned by the NRA ones in Congress.

    I find it a very powerful one. Obviously you don't.
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    Fine effort, but don't expect any action.

    And cbcc, here's your answer…..


    take some responsibility……...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    It's not intended to honor them. It's intended to send a message to the spineless/owned by the NRA ones in Congress.

    I find it a very powerful one. Obviously you don't.
    I'm afraid their rabid devotion to the NRA leaves their souls an empty husk.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Thoughts and prayers?
    Yep, that'll do it. And more guns. Give them all guns.

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    someone should lay out millions of male cocks that caused the need for the abortions in the first place
    'C'est la vie' say the old folks it goes to show you never can tell

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    What? Make men responsible for their actions?
    Wash your mouth out……………….

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbcc View Post
    Someone should lay out 50,000,000 plus empty wombs.
    just sent $250 to NARAL, thx for the motivation.

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    To whom? Or what ? "Thoughts and prayers" is an easy platitude to toss out.

    Are you thinking about a rock during those thoughts? Are you praying to a tree during those prayers ?

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    .
    Throw a million pairs of shoes on the lawn in front of the U.S. Capitol.

    The Republicans in Congress do not care.
    War is peace.
    Freedom is slavery.
    Ignorance is strength.
    Trump is doing beautifully.

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    ^ we have another candidate for the "Thick as a brick" award.
    Or should that be the most insensitive Richard la tete of the day?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Just call him Ol' Quick-draw...
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    reminds me of the monument in Budapest

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    I was searching for the nature of evil and I now think I have come close to defining it. A lack of empathy. Its the one characteristic that connects all the
    defendants, a genuine incapacity to feel with their fellow men.

    Evil, I think, is the absence of empathy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    It's not intended to honor them. It's intended to send a message to the spineless/owned by the NRA ones in Congress.

    I find it a very powerful one. Obviously you don't.
    Read the text in the original post.

    While I would like something done, I expect more of the same - lots of talk and little action. I don't see this display doing anything to make a change.
    Life is complex.

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    I'm more than a little surprised to find that anyone has a problem with this silent protest.

    Go figure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Little Time View Post
    Read the text in the original post.

    While I would like something done, I expect more of the same - lots of talk and little action. I don't see this display doing anything to make a change.
    Every little helps. When you look at the number of hits on Google of the news feeds that feature it, it is not so much little.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Nothing is going to make a change TLT other than the rapid demise of the whole legislative bodies. Emough of them are owned by the various lobby groups as to make the whole body suspect and not to be trusted.

    You are stuffed, and as a consequence so may be the rest of us.

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    It does not support a Republican cause and/or criticises the Republican administration publicly, so of course Republicans will have a problem with it, Skip.
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    It is intended to shame Republicans in the U.S. Congress.

    Of course their apologists have a problem with it.
    War is peace.
    Freedom is slavery.
    Ignorance is strength.
    Trump is doing beautifully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Nothing is going to make a change TLT other than the rapid demise of the whole legislative bodies. Enough of them are owned by the various lobby groups as to make the whole body suspect and not to be trusted.

    You are stuffed, and as a consequence so may be the rest of us.
    There are at least 10 million families that have the funds and political leanings to support the Democratic party with $1000 of political contributions during an election cycle. About $10 billion dollars. That is about 10 times what the presidential candidates spent in the last election cycle.

    The math I did indicates that few people are willing to put their money where their beliefs are. I am sure the gun lobby spent a small fraction of the $1 billion to gain offices for legislators.

    You might also take note of the state legislation effort to use popular vote to assign electors. Several states that gave their votes to Trump were Democratic and had not passed that legislation. It would have changed the outcome of the election.

    I think you were right

    Nothing is going to make a change
    Life is complex.

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