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Sen. Feinstein, the “common thread” isn’t merely guns and ammo. Why do you refuse to take a look at SSRI meds?


US Senator Diane Feinstein (Democrat, California) has recently come out guns blazing, noting the “common thread” between recent mass shootings and the use of high powered assault rifles and high ammo clips.

Never mind the guns she and other vocal libs such as Piers Morgan are attacking number in the millions whilst you can count mass shootings on one or two hands.

Add everything together, make all the necessary caveats, carry the two, and we reach the conclusion that there are somewhere around 3,750,000 AR-15-type rifles in the United States today. If there are around 310 million firearms in the USA today, that means these auto-loading assault-style rifles make up around 1 percent of the total arsenal.

Yes, there’s a lot of gun violence in the US, but the measures being proposed now are even less than a futile gesture.

One thing you can count on, however, is that all of these mass shooters were either on, or had recently come off SSRI medication such as Prozac.

But even then, you have millions upon millions of Americans on SSRIs, and yet, however tragic each and every mass shooting is, still only that handful or two of them.

Sure, do a background check for every legal gun purchase, but be careful on the rest of the liberal proposals.

We all know it’s a leftist’s wet dream to have a world ridded of guns, but that simply is never going to happen. That’s not how our species works.

At best, proposals such as Feinstein’s will make it harder for the good guy, and won’t do a thing to kerb most gun violence, about 3/4 of which is gangbangers and the like (google it if you don’t believe that).

TBH, most of the stuff I’m hearing, from the gun debate to Benghazi, to Obama’s renewed push to combat climate change :roll: is nothing more than a constant media barrage designed to distract America and the world from…

that $16 and a half trillion dollar debt that nobody’s doing anything about.

Do the math


It seems the ALP isn’t much chop at it.

Riddle me this. With any budget surplus and carbon tax compo set to be tied to a hopeful EU carbon (dioxide) price of around $29 a ton, how’s it all going to work when it’s less than $5 a ton?

Occupy Unmasked


It was Andrew Breitbart’s final project before his untimely death.

And the full movie is about to be released.

Meanwhile…

And currently…

What Romney said is actually spot on


How is this a bad thing?

REPUBLICAN Mitt Romney has a new headache after a video surfaced showing him telling wealthy donors that almost half of all Americans believe they are victims, entitled to government support.

He added that as Republican candidate for the White House, “my job is not to worry about those people”.

A new headache? Only insofar as a bunch of morons will attack him for statements that are absolutely on the money. That gives me a headache.

If you consider yourself a “victim” in this context, and that just simply for breathing, you deserve free money – which is actually money other people earned who are having it snatched from them – then get stuffed, no-one should worry about you.

Perhaps those people should worry, and do something, about themselves first.

Taxes are necessary, but they are not fine when wasted on tripe like this.

Carbon carking it


Just walk away already. How many more billions need to be wasted on useless gestures?

The world’s only global system of carbon trading, designed to give poor countries access to new green technologies, has “essentially collapsed”, jeopardising future flows of finance to the developing world.

Billions of dollars have been raised in the past seven years through the United Nations’ system to set up greenhouse gas-cutting projects, such as windfarms and solar panels, in poor nations. But the failure of governments to provide firm guarantees to continue with the system beyond this year has raised serious concerns over whether it can survive.

No worries. There’s another junket in Qatar this December.

Image H/T Craig Kelly MP, via reader Sean (on Facebook)

Kelly:

Australian taxpayers are funding a 21-strong delegation of bureaucrats from the Department of Climate Change to attend a UN “Climate Change Conference” in Bangkok, with all the departmental staff travelling bus
iness class.

This delegation follows a $360,000 trip for a 38-member delegation to last year’s UN “Climate Change Conference” in Mexico, where Climate Change Minister Mr. Combet, parliamentary secretary for Climate Change Mark Dreyfus, and their advisers all flew business class to exotic Cancun – which followed the then Rudd government spending nearly $1.5 million on travel and accommodation costs for his delegation of 68 to Copenhagen “Climate Change Conference”.

Killing the golden goose


Perfect timing for a carbon tax and mining super profits tax! /sarc

And after all that, boy oh boy will Queensland Premier, the LNP’s Campbell Newman be unpopular. TBH, I think he’s going to far with all his cuts and stuff.

His latest is raising state mining royalties by 50% to the tune of an extra $1.6 bil.

OK, so he has to raise revenue (and slash 14,000 public sector jobs) to deal with the disastrous $90 bil odd debt Labor left QLD in, and thus he really is in between a rock and a hard place, and sure, he has time before the next election, but one suspects a lot of people who voted for him will be quite grumpy indeed.

Swan will blame Newman. Newman will blame Swan :roll:

UPDATE

The editorial in the Australian:

THERE should be no surprise if the Newman government’s first state budget was tough. Treasurer Tim Nicholls must have known there could be no half-measures if he is to restore the once-prosperous state’s financial position. He told Queenslanders: “we trust and hope neither this government, nor any other government will need to undertake such a difficult task of such magnitude again.” After years of fiscal ill-discipline in other jurisdictions, we would not be too sure.

A word of warning? Tony Abbott winning the next federal election isn’t even going to be half the battle. Our gross national debt will have gone up more than $100 bil by then.

Thank goodness the mining boom might be over


Finally.

RESOURCES Minister Martin Ferguson has declared the end of the mining boom, following the shelving by BHP Billiton of its Olympic Dam mine expansion.

OK, so people will lose their jobs, families will be affected. But those families shouldn’t worry about what they’ll eat for dinner, or how the kids’ education will be paid for, or where they’ll sleep that night.

Rather, they should think of themselves as, now, part of the Solution whereas before, they were part of the Problem. As they withdraw that Centrelink welfare cash, a warm inner glow should be felt, bright with the knowledge that the planet is being saved.

When the planet will actually be saved, how we’ll ever know, and when we’ll be told by the authorities is an argument for another time, but to be clear, when your house is foreclosed and your belly rumbles, fret not, and feel the positive Gaia energy flowing into your hearts from literally millions of Australians who care for the earth.

Much praise, of course, goes to both the current and former Prime Ministers of Australia, Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd, respectively. Without their foresight, their vision – and we are of course talking about the extra mining tax, the belated carbon tax, and not to mention the myriad of other reassuring regulations recently implemented – the earth’s salvation could have been delayed by years, or worse, never have manifested.

Footnote: And a little added bonus is that those affected families will no longer have to worry about the rightful condemnation extolled by Wayne Swan, our Treasurer of the Year.

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