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This is what passes for "logic" amongst the #wingnuts .

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"The goals and message of Black Lives Matter have nothing to do with harming police officers in any way. The movement is explicitly concerned with reducing the racial disparities found in the criminal justice system. None of its leaders have advocated for killing cops.

"It's entirely possible to simultaneously want to reduce police shootings and want to keep police officers safe. Black Lives Matter activists have proposed at least 10 policies that aim to hold law enforcement accountable without putting them in harm's way, ranging from ending aggressive low-level policing and instituting better police training to limiting standards for use of force and equipping cops with body cameras.

"Currently, there is also absolutely no established connection between the Black Lives Matter movement and the Harris County deputy's death. But that didn't stop local officials from drawing a link. Consider the following facts from CBS News's report:

"• In a nationally televised press conference, local officials repeatedly suggested that the Black Lives Matter movement was fostering hatred toward the police and caused the shooting. Sheriff Hickman, for instance, said anti-police rhetoric was "out of control" while referencing Black Lives Matter.
"• Investigators have no information about a motive, according to the sheriff.

"These facts are inherently contradictory. If there's no information about the motive, how can officials make any connection between the shooting and any movement, whether it's Black Lives Matter or something else? It's just blind speculation at this point."
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"Faux Christians like [Ted] Cruz use their faith as a bludgeon with which they attempt to force their narrow morality and world view onto all Americans. In their minds, there should be no separation of Church and State (the 1st Amendment’s Establishment Clause be damned). The American Taliban fervently believes their God should be our government; anything running counter to that conviction is by definition denying them their religious freedom. Their faith is the One, True, and ONLY faith, and those who don’t recognize that “truth” have sworn fealty to a false god…and are destroying America through their idolatry. Their evangelical zeal makes them just arrogant enough to believe they- and only they- have been ordained by God to turn America into an earthly Paradise designed to glorify Him.

"The stunning, epic arrogance and intolerance of those who, like Cruz, fervently claim the “right” (nay, obligation) to force their flavor of religion on all Americans is as dangerous as it is anti-democratic.

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"As stunning and arrogant as it seems, there really is a class of people who believe with every fiber of their being that their God is a righteous, all-powerful deity who must, if America is to be truly great, be granted dominion over our government. These people clearly slept through American History in high school. They neither recognize nor acknowledge the self-interested, cherry-picked nature of their cafeteria Christianity. In the final analysis, it’s about “putting God back into government” only insofar as it serves their lust for political power.

"America deserves better than Ted Cruz and his base of ignorant, intolerant American Taliban xenophobes and zealots. We ignore the risk they present at our own peril."
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Pretty sure now that I will not be installing Windows 10 on any machine that I control.

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The States With The Most Gun Laws See The Fewest Gun-Related Deaths

And note carefully -- not one of the laws that help reduce gun-related deaths involves confiscating firearms. That's a red herring used by #ammosexuals  to distract from the very real policies that we need to be discussing.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/twentysixteen/2015/08/28/states-with-most-gun-laws-see-fewest-gun-related-deaths
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Hateful? Check.

Bigoted? Check.

Theocratic? Check.

Yup... the "religious right" really is the American #Taliban .

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"What I'm saying, Senator Cruz, is that your statement was infuriating and terrifying and sad. You think it's acceptable to tie Obama to the cold-hearted murder of a sheriff, and you think that because he is black.

"Let's be clear on one thing. There is absolutely no— and I mean NO— connection between the man who murdered the deputy and Obama. None. That is like Obama blaming you for Dylann Roof's actions. That's how irresponsible it is."
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"Those who fought so hard to delay this day are proved to have been morons or worse, who harmed us all."
 
One of the major talking points of opponents of sustainable energy is that if you include fixed manufacturing costs, solar and wind are not competitive with fossil fuels.  These opponents used this rhetoric to stymie investments in sustainables R&D during the first decade of this century.  But rates of efficiency have been skyrocketing and costs plummeting.  One of the big solar module manufacturers, Trina Solar, said costs had fallen 19 per cent in the past year, and would continue to fall by at least 5 per cent to 6 per cent a year in coming years as efficiencies were improved.”  This study shows that renewables turn out already  to be cheaper than fossil fuels.
 
Those who fought so hard to delay this day are proved to have been morons or worse, who harmed us all.

http://www.kurzweilai.net/why-wind-and-soon-solar-are-already-cheaper-than-fossil-fuels?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Weekly+Newsletter&utm_campaign=ab8cb2e940-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_147a5a48c1-ab8cb2e940-281972889
Global levelized cost of energy (LCOE) by various fuel types in $/megawatt-hours (credit: Citigroup) Citigroup has published an analysis of the costs of
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"Police killed 101 people in August, according to Killed By Police. A Washington Post database, which specifically tracks police shootings, put that number at 82. The Guardian indicated that there were 99 fatalities.

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"August saw several incidents where communities questioned the official police accounts of alleged self-defense. Police claimed they shot 14-year-old Radazz Hearns after he pulled out a gun and attempted to shoot them while running. An eyewitness said that the teen was just pulling his pants up. Police also argued self-defense when they shot Mansur Ball-Bey in the back. And police responding to a domestic disturbance shot and killed a man who appeared to raise his hands in surrender, though the circumstances remain murky."
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Take ten minutes and read this.

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You'll know who when you finish reading.
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