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Proof that creeps feed on each other

Brad Thor is a pulp fiction writer of the lowest sort, not to be undone by Glenn Beck, sordid little radio has-been from the glory days of hate radio. Seems that Brad said a stupid thing about Donald Trump, and Glenn agreed with him.

The comment was that some brave patriot may need to step up and do the right thing, which may be construed by some neo-fruitcake to mean that the tree of liberty would once again need to be nourished by the blood of patriots and tyrants.

So, Glenn is off SiriusXM for who knows how long. Good riddance. Having guests like Brad should be reserved for men who hang out in public restrooms.

The kind of scum that listens to this garbage might take take this to be a solemn duty. Most of us consider it the lowest form of treason, which it is.

Traitors wrap themselves in flags and suggest all manner of sordid acts to their ignorant folllowers. It is free speech at its worst. SiriusXM would do well to stick to music.

Jane Goodall: Slain Zoo Gorilla Was ‘Putting an Arm Round the Child’ — TIME

Jane Goodall, one of the world’s most renowned primatologists, penned an email on Tuesday to the director of the Cincinnati Zoo, saying she thought the slain gorilla may have been protecting the boy who fell into the animal’s exhibit. The scientist and animal rights activist extended her sympathies to the zoo’s director, Thane Maynard, amid…

via Jane Goodall: Slain Zoo Gorilla Was ‘Putting an Arm Round the Child’ — TIME

Donald Trump Says Some Teachers Should Have Guns in Classrooms — TIME

In Donald-World, we all strap up to go to schools, and stores, and to the movies. What nonsense. Instead of being safer, we live under the gun from morning to night. And the kids who find guns and accidentally shoot themselves, and others? Collateral damage in Donald-World. There will be losses.

When do the kids walking home get to wear a side-arm? When do we reach the age of gun-bearing? Is this the world we want to leave our kids?

Donald Trump on Sunday said some teachers in the U.S. should be armed with guns inside their classrooms. The presumptive Republican nominee, who was recently endorsed by the National Rifle Association of America, made the comments during a Fox & Friends interview in which he was asked to respond to Hillary Clinton’s remarks about his…

via Donald Trump Says Some Teachers Should Have Guns in Classrooms — TIME

Disproving Our Preconceived Notions of Animal Intelligence

It is time for all of us to realize a fundamental truth about all life on earth. Animals are as conscious as we are, feel pain and suffering just like we do, and deserve to be treated in a different way. This from TruthOut:

De Waal reviews the rise and fall of the view of animals as machines and shows us how animal minds are far more intricate and complex than we have assumed. He challenges our anthropocentric view of humans being at the top of the cognitive and sentience ladder.

Source: Disproving Our Preconceived Notions of Animal Intelligence

Man mauled after entering Chile zoo’s lion pen, 2 cats slain —

We wonder why two big cats had to die because one lunatic got mauled. The cats were not the instigators. Why kill them? Probably because of the mistaken notion that once they taste humans, they become man-eaters, but there is scant evidence of this theory being true. Regardless, every time a lunatic climbs a fence in a zoo, the animals pay the price.

Two lions were killed after they severely mauled a man who stripped naked and entered their enclosure in an apparent suicide attempt early Saturday, authorities said.

via Man mauled after entering Chile zoo’s lion pen, 2 cats slain —

What Science Says About the Bathroom Debate — TIME

Want to see a living experiment in what happens when traditional gender lines are truly blurred? Forget North Carolina or Mississippi or any of the places in the U.S. where politicians have made the question of which person uses which bathroom an unlikely cultural flash point. Take a look instead at Samoa—the tiny island nation…

via What Science Says About the Bathroom Debate — TIME

California Senate To Vote on Sweeping Gun-Control Measures — TIME

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Democrats in the California Senate plan another attempt to outlaw the sale of assault weapons with easily detachable ammunition magazines known as bullet buttons as part of a wide-ranging slate of gun control bills scheduled for votes on Thursday. Nearly a dozen measures would significantly reshape California’s gun laws, already among the…

via California Senate To Vote on Sweeping Gun-Control Measures — TIME

The last gun shop in San Francisco is turning into a weed dispensary — Quartz

It reminds us of putting flowers in gun-barrels. What better use for a former gun shop than and head shop? We wish them well.

High Bridge Arms first opened in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco in the 1950s. The gun shop had good business, but store owner Andy Takahashi got fed up with increased regulation from the city. The store closed on Oct. 31 last year, after selling its final handgun. It was San Francisco’s last gun…

via The last gun shop in San Francisco is turning into a weed dispensary — Quartz