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  •  Yikes. (8+ / 0-)

    From the linked article:

    At one point, the office that oversees the 1033 program suspended the transfer of firearms to police forces because there were so many problems, the Associated Press reported last year, such as former military firearms being sold on eBay. In New York last year, lawmakers thought the job of tracking equipment from the 1033 program could be handled by an unpaid intern.

    “In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.” Terry Pratchett

    by 420 forever on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 11:51:51 AM PDT

    •  It's also noteworthy how the article highlights (1+ / 0-)
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      Rand Paul's op-ed on the last paragraph. Good for him for seizing this opportunity. Meanwhile, at the Hillary Camp....

      “In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.” Terry Pratchett

      by 420 forever on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 11:55:23 AM PDT

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      •  Rand Paul is a sitting Senator (5+ / 0-)
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        representing 4.38 million people in a state that borders (barely) the state where Mike Brown was shot.

        Hillary Clinton is a private citizen who's last job was working in the executive branch as the designated cabinet member tasked with representing the Obama Administration to foreign powers and advising the President in the matter of Foreign Affairs and hasn't represented anyone in over five years.

        If she so much as said ONE THING about this people would start the "Hillary just HAAAD to weigh in!  Is it 2016 already?  She will probably be on the scene for a photo op any day now!  Way to make the death of an 18 year old boy all about Hillary!"

        But don't let that stop the parade.....

        Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

        by Wisper on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 01:35:54 PM PDT

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    •  Bill Maher (0+ / 0-)

      That article is a worthwhile read.

      Bill Maher did a very good job on this in the last couple of months. Recommended

      http://www.youtube.com/...

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