My Thoughts: We need gun reform

Wade Glover

The Columbine High School shooting that rocked America for years is no longer on the list of the ten deadliest shootings in modern U.S. History. Three of the shootings that are on the deadliest list (Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs, and now Parkland, Florida) have all occurred within the last six months. There is no excuse for this blatant and repulsive disregard for human life.

Somehow, unlike every other country in the world, we have managed to justify the need to own an assault rifle in the face of repeated national tragedies.

Yesterday an 18-year-old named Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people and injured many others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He had already been

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Featured Blog…Of Cabbages – and Kings-!

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I give you this fact which should be obvious:  No one ever does anything that to them, at least in that moment, does not make some sort of sense.  We may often have a WTF moment afterward, but that is hindsight talking. So, what are we doing when we say an action is “senseless?”  We are saying we need not consider how that action made sense to that person when they did it.  We are saying we need not think about how they came to think and feel that way.  Most importantly, we are avoiding looking into the mirror they hold up to us.  It may be about our politics, our theologies, our educational systems or health care systems, our justice systems, or our economic system, whatever, but the mirror is there, always.  Yes, the person may have some mental illness, and that allows us to say he couldn’t possibly…

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Danny’s World: I Cannot Believe the Comments Online About the Shooting

15dc-shooting-scalise-master180I am shocked at some of the comments I’ve read online tonight about House Whip Steve Scalise.   The man is fighting for his life after being shot and I’ve seen a lot of comments wishing him MORE ill-will.  I thought the left was supposed to be the compassionate, inclusive, loving bunch.  I’m not exactly sure what is going on in this world.

There are some sick people in this world.

 

“You will know them by their fruit.”

 

Prayers for Orlando

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imagesI am not sure of all the details about the Orlando shooting, but my thoughts are with those 50 families of the dead and those recovering in hospitals.  I cannot imagine the hate required to aim a gun at another human being and pull the trigger.  God help us all.

#orlando #prayfororlando #godhelpus

View in Human Nature

Is there an innate human nature? Or is it learned? This is today’s question…

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friction in time,

At birth, I believe people are born neutral. They born with a growth force which allows them the change throughout life, and capable being anything they want to be.

Personality development is most influenced by learning, early-rearing patterns, values that we are taught, environment, relationship with others, modelling the behaviors of others, and cultural influences.

As people grow older, I believe they are capable in moderate changes in their personality, but determined by their early childhood experience.

Change is likely to be most facilitated by a focus on the conscious mind, thoughts, behaviors, feelings, the past, present, and future, the unfinished business, memories, and one’s “real” self.

This is actually an activity box in one of my textbook,
I should expand it into more paragraphs of explanation, why I view human nature and personality like that.
I’m gonna leave this here first and do the writings later because there’s
so…

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