14 thoughts on “News/Politics 4-11-23

  1. Of course they are, because that’s what “educators” are teaching.

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  2. So all that whining and @#$%#ing for nothing.

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  3. The numbers didn’t show what they wanted, so a simple change in the way they count and presto! the narrative they want is achieved. Just add 18 and 19 year old gang members to the list of “kids” and viola’, like magic!

    “What is to blame for the rising number of gun deaths among children and teens?”


    “If you’ve spent any time online or listening to the news in the past two weeks you’ve probably heard one factoid in particular bandied about by those in favor of gun control. Guns are now the leading cause of death among children, surpassing car accidents and cancer. This point has been made by people like White House spokesperson Karine Jean Pierre who explicitly connected the death toll to Republicans in Congress.”

    “There are different sources of information for this claim but one of the ones often cited is this letter in the New England Journal of Medicine which was based on CDC data released last summer. A couple points about this. First, if you hear people citing it, they’ll often claim, incorrectly, that it shows guns are a leading cause of death among children. But the headline of the letter points out the problem: “Current Causes of Death in Children and Adolescents in the United States.”

    For whatever reason, the data looked at included teens up to age 19. In other words, some of these people were not children at all but adult teens. This is made clear in the letter itself.

    The previous analysis, which examined data through 2016, showed that firearm-related injuries were second only to motor vehicle crashes (both traffic-related and nontraffic-related) as the leading cause of death among children and adolescents, defined as persons 1 to 19 years of age. Since 2016, that gap has narrowed, and in 2020, firearm-related injuries became the leading cause of death in that age group (Figure 1).

    So anyone citing this really ought to say the results are about “children and adolescents” not just “children.” But frequently that doesn’t happen, as is the case in the clip above.”


    “Notice that this chart looks at deaths among those under 18, described by Pew as “children and teens.” Pew connects this increase to the increase in shootings and homicides that we saw in 2020 and 2021 nationwide.

    In 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic, there were 1,732 gun deaths among U.S. children and teens under the age of 18. By 2021, that figure had increased to 2,590.

    The gun death rate among children and teens – a measure that adjusts for changes in the nation’s population – rose from 2.4 fatalities per 100,000 minor residents in 2019 to 3.5 per 100,000 two years later, a 46% increase…

    The rise in gun deaths among children and teens is part of a broader recent increase in firearm deaths among Americans overall. In 2021, there were 48,830 gun deaths among Americans of all ages – by far the highest yearly total on record and up 23% from the 39,707 recorded in 2019, before the pandemic.

    In other words, the rise in gun deaths among children and teens tracks with the rise in violent crime we’ve been writing about for more than two years. If you’ve been following that discussion you know that various explanations have been made for that sudden rise in violence. Some have pointed to the the pandemic, to a surge in gun purchases while others have argued the timing of the rise seems to connect most closely with the murder of George Floyd.”

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  4. Interference from the White House? And they lied about it?

    I’m shocked. 🙄

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  5. Many, many educators are standing firm as much as possible against the LGBTQ narrative. They need support and prayer. The para-educators also need prayer and support. It is never easy when it is your job (with insurance) that is on the line. That is true for those in the press, health fields, etc. This is a time when we are challenged to stand for the Lord. We need wisdom to do it right.

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  6. Aj @8:16 Based on Pres. Trump’s filing in the RICO case against members of the FBI and Dem allies, the cabal realized he was holding concrete evidence of their organized crimes against him. So they raided his home and seized them.

    Why is it that Pres. Trump wasn’t allowed to call for an investigation of Dem crimes, yet it is considered acceptable for the Biden-occupied WH to sic the FBI on him? With NO probable cause! Biden and Garland knew the whole time, and lied, of course.

    This is the largest racketeering and corruption scheme in US history being perpetrated on a former president and the American people collectively. The FBI and DOJ have been orchestrating this under the Clinton/Obama machine, using the knuckleheads in the media to gaslight Americans to somehow think that this is all legitimate. This attack on our Constitution is clearly treasonous, and nothing will change until the American people wake up from this national nightmare and take action to stop all this nonsense.

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  7. That’s true Tychicus.

    Sadly half the people in “our party” could care less about the injustice and crimes committed, because Orange Man Bad trumps all else for the never-Trumpers.

    That’s the saddest part to me. They won’t stand up for the principles they say they hold. So Biden and Dems run roughshod over the country, the economy, the border, and their political enemies.

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    Another consequences of thinking Biden wouldn’t be so bad, and he was way better than Trump, right?

    They built this by their inaction.

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  9. At least some are standing up to it, so of course the media is mad.

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  10. Dangerous to groomers?

    I’m OK with that NY Mag.

    People who prey on kids should live in fear.

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  11. Fed op.

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  12. Al and Jesse must be so proud.

    It’s all just performance art, and Dems lap it up.

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