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As the political climate heats up surrounding gun control and legislation, more Americans are buying firearms today than six years ago.

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Regardless of one’s view of Donald Trump, it is a disturbing development in our society when justice is treated more like a football game where you root for your “team” rather than a way of…
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To those at the bottom of America’s economic pyramid, it feels like the economy has already collapsed. When you can’t afford to put a roof over your head and you barely have enough food to eat,…
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Is the U.S. economy really turning around? If you ask a small business owner, the answer is still no. One in four female small business owners has taken a pay cut in the past year, a new survey…

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Under Biden, gun control has been an issue since before he was sworn into office in 2021.

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Remember all the collusion stories we wrote about the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and its efforts to control free speech through social media infiltration?

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We assume that, because we were allowed to vote for our leader, he must actually be our leader.

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Consumer sentiment, a gauge of Americans’ economic perceptions, is at a six-month low, according to a closely watched index by the University of Michigan.

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Thankfully, in Florida the Second Amendment isn’t treated as a second-class right or a privilege to be doled out by the State...
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From this standpoint, America’s National Debt challenge constitutes a political iron cage for Democrat and Republican legislators alike.

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This incident highlights the importance of responsible firearm ownership and the role it can play in personal and community safety.

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Two Chicago men, Kawann Moore and Richard Pegue, face multiple charges after stealing chainsaws from a truck and leading police on a high-speed chase through the suburbs.

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According to FBI records from the National Instant Background Check System (NICS), April 2024 was the fifth highest on record for gun sales and background checks for that month.

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When I was a kid, my father insisted I follow the Four Rules with even toy guns.

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Analysis and breakdown of the themes and ideas that make Falling Down such a fascinating movie, and even more relevant today than it was in 1993. Analysis by…

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Humanity’s best bet for success is liberty with responsibility, free markets and meritocracy. All things we are trying to preserve, and all things that leftists want to blow up.

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President Joe Biden has done everything he can to foist gun control on the American public, whether anyone wanted it or not.

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Historic inflation is causing declining living standards and a cost-of-living crisis. Under Biden’s presidency, grocery prices have increased by nearly one-third and gas has risen by 50…

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Corporate journalists have developed a specific set of rules that are used only when they write about guns or gun rights.
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These freaks are playing chicken with armageddon weapons, and nobody’s got a foot anywhere near the brake pedal. They’re not even looking at it. They’re not even thinking about it.
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One very important argument Gun Owners for Trump cannot over-emphasize is that the president makes federal court nominations, including the Supreme Court, where vacancies are almost certain to…

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Many outside the creator world also wonder if this is just the beginning of a bigger crackdown on gun content on the video-sharing platform.
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There’s no effort to track patterns. Even if there were, finding where a gun was originally purchased is only useful, at best, in a handful of cases.

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Today, the world is dominated by ultra-powerful governments, ultra-powerful banks and ultra-powerful corporations.

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YouTube's excuse for behaving this way is that it simply wants to help it users "learn about the issues shaping the debate." In order to do that, one component of the effort involves "dealing with…

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I never imagined that we would ever see a time when it takes $177,798 for a family of four to live comfortably in the United States.  Unfortunately, that day has arrived.  Our leaders…

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The net result is America’s working class is up against the wall, maxed out: whatever lines of credit that were available have been tapped (credit cards, “buy now, pay later” credit, etc.)…

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This is a very bad time for those that work in the real estate industry.  Thanks to the Federal Reserve, mortgage rates are much higher than they were a couple of years ago, and this has…

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They knew what we are experiencing today was inevitable. That government naturally evolves to seek unbridled growth and total power over the people.

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Maybe we should rephrase the slogan to you’ll appear to own things you don’t actually control and be happy. Does that generate the…

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Even though economic conditions are still at least somewhat relatively stable, chaos is already erupting all around us. -- I can’t even imagine what things will be like once tens of millions of…
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I have a great idea.  Let’s wildly print money, let’s systematically destroy the reserve currency of the globe, let’s add a trillion dollars to the national debt every 100 days, let’s…

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The ninnies of Bidenworld seem to not understand that by subjecting Mr. Trump to a kangaroo court they’ve made him the kind of outlaw that Americans revere above every other archetypal hero.
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How does this end? With Hamas holding firm and fighting back in Gaza, Israel faces only bad options

 

The Israeli military said Thursday that its troops continued operating in Gaza’s southern city of Rafah, in central Gaza and in Jabaliya.

By  JOSEPH KRAUSS

Updated 7:10 AM CDT, May 23, 2024 

 

JERUSALEM (AP) — Diminished but not deterred, Hamas is still putting up a fight after seven brutal months of war with Israel, regrouping in some of the hardest-hit areas in northern Gaza and resuming rocket attacks into nearby Israeli communities.

Israel initially made tactical advances against Hamas after a devastating aerial bombardment paved the way for its ground troops. But those early gains have given way to a grinding struggle against an adaptable insurgency — and a growing feeling among many Israelis that their military faces only bad options, drawing comparisons with U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This was the subtext of a rebellion in recent days by two members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s three-man War Cabinet — Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and Benny Gantz, Netanyahu’s main political rival — who demanded that he come up with detailed postwar plans.

They supported Israel’s retaliation for Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack, including one of the heaviest bombing campaigns in recent history, ground operations that obliterated entire neighborhoods and border restrictions that the U.N.'s World Food Program says pushed parts of the territory into famine.

 

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Palestinians wounded in the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip are brought to Al Aqsa hospital in Deir al Balah, Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Thursday, May 23, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdel Kareem Hana) 

The Latest | Israel finds 3 hostages’ bodies in Gaza as it braces for UN court ruling

Relatives and supporters of Israeli hostages held by Hamas in Gaza hold photos of their loved ones during a performance calling for their return in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, May 23, 2024. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty) 

The bodies of 3 more hostages are recovered from Gaza by the Israeli army

Judges enter the International Court of Justice, in The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday, May 16, 2024. The U.N.'s top court opened two days of hearings in a case brought by South Africa to see whether Israel needs to take additional measures to alleviate the suffering in war-ravaged Gaza. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong) 

The top UN court is set to rule on a request for it to order Israel to halt its offensive in Gaza

But now the two retired generals fear a prolonged, costly re-occupation of Gaza, from which Israel withdrew soldiers and settlers in 2005. They are also opposed to a withdrawal that would leave Hamas in control or lead to the establishment of a Palestinian state.

 

Instead, they have put forth alternatives that many Israelis see as wildly unrealistic. Hamas, meanwhile, has proposed its own postwar plan.

Here’s a look at four ways this war might end.

FULL-SCALE MILITARY OCCUPATION

 FILE - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in the prime minister's office in Jerusalem, June 25, 2023. (Abir Sultan/Pool Photo via AP, File) 

FILE - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in the prime minister’s office in Jerusalem, June 25, 2023. (Abir Sultan/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Netanyahu has promised a “total victory” that would remove Hamas from power, dismantle its military capabilities and return the scores of hostages it still holds from the attack that triggered the war.

He has said victory could come within weeks if Israel launches a full-scale invasion of Rafah, which Israel portrays as the last Hamas stronghold.

Amir Av ivi, a retired Israeli general and former deputy commander of the Gaza division, says that’s only the beginning. He said Israel would need to remain in control to prevent Hamas from regrouping.

“If you don’t drain the swamp, you cannot deal with the mosquitoes. And drain the swamp means a complete change in the education system, and dealing with local leadership and not with a terror organization,” he said. “This is a generational process. It’s not going to happen in a day.”

Far-right members of Netanyahu’s governing coalition, who hold the key to his remaining in power, have called for permanent occupation, “voluntary emigration” of large numbers of Palestinians to anywhere that will have them, and rebuilding of Jewish settlements in Gaza.

Most Israelis are opposed, pointing to the immense costs of stationing thousands of troops in the territory that is home to 2.3 million Palestinians. As an occupying power, Israel would likely be held responsible for providing health, education and other services. It’s unclear to what extent international donors would step in to fund reconstruction amid ongoing hostilities.

There’s also no guarantee such an occupation would eliminate Hamas

Claire's Observations:  No  country in the Middle East will have these Palestinian refugees, and here is the reason; https://www.voanews.com/a/why-egypt-other-arab-countries-are-unwilling-to-take-refugees-from-gaza/7316575.html.  Apparently, DC isn't the only "center of power" on this planet snorting copious amounts of that devilish "hopium/changium" stuff; the concept of "voluntary emigration" is deader than is the proverbial door nail before it starts, and  Israeli leadership knows that.  

Egypt is struggling with a massive "population bomb" in areas already hit badly with poverty and massive wealth inequality throughout the country. 

 Jordan already has tons of Palestinians refugees from both the time of the Nabka to present, and cannot absorb any more without the quality of life for average Jordanians being diminished significantly. 

The monarchy in Riyadh has said, "Thanks but no thanks." 

And if such an alleged "voluntary emigration" by some Palestinians  "sticks", there will be no "right of return" for these people, or their descendants; that is absolutely NOT what sane, peaceful Palestinians want, and any more Israeli genocide against them, which appears to be a certainty now , will not change Palestinians' views on this issue one whit.

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