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“He utterly misses the elemental fact that America’s moral authority is one of our main advantages in the world, and that it would disappear if we apply it as selectively as he advises,” Malinowski added.
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P4 drone view over cabin, Vallecito lake, Colorado. My first high flight above the tall pines at cabin, northend of CR 500, Vallecito Lake, Colorado. Learning camera and finding out where I need improvements. Need to slow down on span horizon. Don't get dizzy watching.
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When will the GOP Congress listen and do something about gun violence?

Aleady there are right-wing street gangs forming, eagerly looking for an excuse to lash out against anyone they perceive as of the left. Already there’s been a shooting of a left-leaning protester, who by all accounts was trying to restore peace, by right-wingers who seemed to be out for blood. Already two men have been killed, and a third badly injured by an unhinged reactionary and white supremacist who claims he was acting in self-defense, because the men tried to interfere with his verbal assault on two women of color. There is every reason to believe that the baying alt-right wolves cannot wait to use this shooting as an excuse to escalate their own efforts at using violence to quell liberal dissent.

As for the Republicans, sadly, there is no reason to believe they will react to this dreadful crime by rethinking their resistance to saner gun control laws that could go a long way towards minimizing the amount of damage that people disposed to violence can do. Despite watching their own friends and colleagues running away from a hail of gunfire, Republican politicians and pundits are sticking with the thoughts-and-prayers narrative, and not even discussing taking steps to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.

The socialist writer Upton Sinclair had a saying he liked to trot out at public events: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”

That’s why we cannot expect Republican politicians to learn from this event that it’s a bad idea to make it so easy for random individuals to take life at will on a massive scale. It’s not just the money from the gun lobby that blinds them, although that certainly doesn’t help matters. It’s that the cultural anxieties that both fuel gun mania and are fueled by it work to their benefit.

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Playing with my Phantom 4 Drone on this cloudy, wet Saturday, on the west side of Alva, Oklahoma. Look for grain elevators, NWOSU, Alva Watertower, POW waterpower on the horizon lines throughout video.
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We have just published this weeks OkieLegacy Ezine/Tabloid. A new issue has been added by the NW Okie. You may now read
it and post comments at The Okie Legacy: Volume 19, Issue 6 published on 2017-04-28
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We have published this weeks OkieLegacy Ezine/Tabloid. A new issue has been added by the NW Okie. You may now read it and post comments at The Okie Legacy: Volume 19, Issue 5 published on 2017-03-19
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We are in the process of publishing this weeks "OkieLegacy Ezine/Tabloid. A new issue has been added by the NW Okie. You may now read it and post comments at The Okie Legacy: Volume 19, Issue 4 published on 2017-03-04
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We are in the process of publishing this weeks OkieLegacy Ezine/Tabloid. A new issue has been added by the NW Okie. You may now read it and post comments at The Okie Legacy: Volume 19, Issue 3 published on 2017-02-07
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CNN national security correspondent Jim Sciutto called Bannon's placement on the committee "unprecedented."

"You're putting in someone who is not Senate confirmed and taking out the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of National Intelligence, who need to be Senate confirmed," Sciutto told CNN's Jake Tapper. "It raises questions about whose voices will be most prominent about key national-security decisions in the country."

Former Secretary of Defense Bob Gates likewise told ABC on Sunday that excluding the DNI and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was "a big mistake."

"Under law, there are only two statutory advisers to the National Security Council—the DNI, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff," Gates said. "Pushing them out [is] a big mistake. They both bring perspective, judgment, and experience to bear that every president—whether they like it or not—finds useful."
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