Democracy Dies in the Dark (Page 2)

tattyteresa01 
tattyteresa01: Gramma I watched Foxnews and CNN ,the news are rreallly bad ,everyday ,there are shootings ,about 175 children dead from strayed bullets not counting adults and police officers and innocent people ,offenders drived from other states ,I am just about stop watching Usa bk to Victoria ,is bad news again :0
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Gramma Tinks 
Gramma Tinks:

The riots are totally overblown Tatty.

Gun violence is down too. There has been a spike since Covid.

According to the FBI's data, the national rate of violent crime has decreased 49 percent since its apex in 1991.
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Gramma Tinks 
Gramma Tinks:

In the USA you have a 1 in 370 chance of being shot.

To put it into perspective;

Heart Disease and Cancer 1 in 7
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 1 in 28
Intentional Self-harm 1 in 95
Unintentional Poisoning by and Exposure to Noxious Substances 1 in 96
Motor Vehicle Crash 1 in 114
Fall 1 in 127
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tattyteresa01 
tattyteresa01: Gramma you tube is just as bad as feeding us and those who watched USA news and Trump ,I have stopped watching you tube and USA cable news
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tattyteresa01 
tattyteresa01: our primme Minister John Howard bought back all gunns spec semi auto matic ones for 400$ each,so we have very low or hardly any guns ,except some of the bikers hiding theirs but the cops raid them all the time
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Gramma Tinks 
Gramma Tinks:

Nobody will ever get rid of guns in the USA. There are more guns then citizens.
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Gramma Tinks 
Gramma Tinks:


Every state in the USA has it's own gun laws. Some states honor other states permits, but not all.

Here is a link to the NRA for the most up to date laws by state.

Select a state from the drop down to get the gun laws data for that state.

https://www.nracarryguard.com/resources/gun-laws-by-state/
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tattyteresa01 
tattyteresa01: Gramma why not buut AUST is getting a bit like USA i blamed violent video games
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Gramma Tinks 
Gramma Tinks:

I don't understand the question.

Are you asking why we don't get rid of guns?
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tattyteresa01 
tattyteresa01: yes
and i tried to load your gunlaws am not allowed
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Gramma Tinks 
Gramma Tinks:

Wow! That is crazy, someone else from Australia told me they didn't load either.

Guns really are part of our culture (for good or bad) I was 5 the first time I was taught to use a gun.

IMO, guns aren't the issue. The people are the issue.

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tattyteresa01 
tattyteresa01: true guns dont kill people who use guns to kill people are culpable
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Gramma Tinks 
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Leading causes of death and numbers of deaths, by age: United States, 1980 and 2017

Alzheimer's disease, Cancer, Cerebrovascular disease (Stroke), Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis, Chronic lower respiratory diseases, Diabetes, Heart disease, Infectious diseases, Influenza and pneumonia, Injury, Kidney disease, Unintentional injuries, Homicide, Suicide.

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/2018/007.pdf
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Gramma Tinks 
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Firearm homicides
Number of deaths: 14,542
Deaths per 100,000 population: 4.5

Firearm suicides
Number of deaths: 23,854
Deaths per 100,000 population: 7.3

Cancer
Number of deaths: 599,108
Deaths per 100,000 population: 183.9
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Gramma Tinks 
Gramma Tinks:

IMO, healthcare should be our top priority...not guns.
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tattyteresa01 
tattyteresa01: Gramma we get medicare ,and people also have private insurance those who can afford ,those that cant afford go to drs who bulk bill ,no need to pay govt does including xray ,blood tests ,scans ,cheap meds and free surgeries ,there are little waiting time ,except emergencies ,get seen by drrs right away ,I AM VERY GRATEFUL AND HAPPY WITH MY COUNTRY AND OUR PRIME MINISTER
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tattyteresa01 
tattyteresa01: HERE DEATHS MAKE BIG NEWS ,DEATHS BY SHARKS ,DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND KILLINGS ,NOT MANY THO
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Gramma Tinks 
Gramma Tinks:

The USA has a very long way to go, to catch up with other first world countries concerning healthcare.

Sad but true.
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Wow! She has an amazing voice. This is the first I have ever heard of her and I love country.

Mickey Guyton is turning a mirror on country music by speaking her truth and reclaiming both her career and identity.

Black Like Me

Little kid in a small town
I did my best just to fit in
Broke my heart on the playground, mmh
When they said I was different

Oh, now
Now, I'm all grown up and nothin' has changed
Yeah, it's still the same

It's a hard life on easy street
Just white painted picket fences far as you can see
If you think we live in the land of the free
You should try to be black like me

My daddy worked day and night
For an old house and a used car
Just to live that good life, mmh
It shouldn't be twice as hard

Oh, now
Now, I'm all grown up and nothin' has changed
Yeah, it's still the same

It's a hard life on easy street
Just white painted picket fences far as you can see
If you think we live in the land of the free
You should try to be, oh, black like me

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Oh, I know
I'm not
The only one
Oh, yeah
Who feels
Like I
I don't belong

It's a hard life on easy street
Just white painted picket fences far as you can see
And if you think we live in the land of the free
You should try to be, oh, black like me

Oh, and some day we'll all be free
And I'm proud to be, oh, black like me
And I'm proud to be black like me
Proud to be black like me
Black like me

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Srchng4Truth 
Srchng4Truth: The size of America's national debt is very concerning to me.

I don't think America will have a civil war any time soon if ever.
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tattyteresa01 
tattyteresa01: Gramma maybe all people and white become as one race and all equal and be proude and happy and love one another ,wouldnt that be great
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Srchng4Truth 
Srchng4Truth: I think that would be great Teresa. I think it would be great if people didn't see superficial things like skin color.
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Gramma Tinks 
Gramma Tinks:

The Justice Department on Tuesday intervened in the defamation lawsuit brought by a woman who says President Trump raped her years ago, moving the matter to federal court and signaling it wants to make the U.S. government — rather than Trump himself — the defendant in the case.

In filings in federal court in Manhattan, the Justice Department asserted that Trump was “acting within the scope of his office as President of the United States” when he denied during interviews in 2019 that he had raped journalist E. Jean Carroll more than two decades ago in a New York City department store. Carroll sued Trump over that denial in November.

The maneuver removes the case — at least for now — from state court in New York, where a judge last month had rejected Trump’s bid for a delay and put Carroll’s team back on course to seek a DNA sample and an under-oath interview from the president. It also means that Justice Department lawyers will be essentially aiding Trump’s defense, and taxpayers could be on the hook for any potential damages, if the U.S. government is allowed to stand in for Trump. Winning damages against the government, though, would be more unlikely than in a suit against Trump, as the notion of “sovereign immunity” gives the government and its employees broad protection from lawsuits.

Justice Department lawyers said that because Trump was acting as president when he denied the allegations, a judge should “substitute the United States for President Trump as defendant.”

Matt Zapotosky
September 8, 2020 at 9:20 p.m. CDT

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/jean-carroll-trump-justice-department/2020/09/08/37faa380-f22a-11ea-b796-2dd09962649c_story.html
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Gramma Tinks 
Gramma Tinks:


Here is the original story.

Hideous Men Donald Trump assaulted me in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room 23 years ago. But he’s not alone on the list of awful men in my life.

By E. Jean Carroll
JUNE 21, 2019

https://www.thecut.com/2019/06/donald-trump-assault-e-jean-carroll-other-hideous-men.html#
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Gramma Tinks 
Gramma Tinks:

How many lawsuits for assault does this man have against him

https://www.courthousenews.com/rape-allegations-refiled-against-trump/

https://cdn.factcheck.org/UploadedFiles/Johnson_TrumpEpstein_Lawsuit.pdf
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