Hunters say it’s not a ‘zombie disease,’ but they are worried about deer illness – NBC News

Even though I was born in the last century actually in the middle of the last century I have never had to go out and hunt for my food. Since I was a child we would go into the store and find beautifully wrapped pieces of meat in the meat section of the store. So to me this notion that you needs guns for hunting is foreign.

So now we are facing another threat to the reason for having a gun. Beers that have been infected with a wasting disease. This wasting disease has not thankfully been transmitted to humans yet. I remember when AIDS was traced to African monkeys. Jumping across a species is not unknown for a predator virus.

So now I need to be convinced that guns are so necessary in our society. Really, what good are they other than to shoot other people? It makes no sense and what’s makes even less sense is why hunters and gun owners are so reluctant to be licensed just like we are driving a car. This idea that gun ownership is some an amiable right was true when the government could not fight back with more than a musket. Now the government can fight back with helicopters and weapons of mass destruction, what good would having a gun or rifle do against an armed government? None!

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After removing lymph nodes for disease testing, Wyoming Game and Fish Department CWD biologist Aaron Morehead hauls out bags filled with hunter-killed elk heads destined for the county’s dead animal pit on Dec. 4, 2018.Ryan Dorgan / Jackson Hole News via AP file

Los Angeles Passes Law for New Businesses to Disclose Any Ties to NRA – Newsweek

I truly believe that living in Los Angeles is a privilege. When I moved here almost 20 years ago I was told that the city would eat me up. Instead the city has embraced me. Living in the city where people have the same mindset as you, for the most part, it’s magical.

So once again I’m so proud of our great City for standing up to the NRA. The NRA has become not only a purveyor of death and violence in our country but also a conduit of dirty money from foreign countries including Russia.

Can someone please explain to me why the NRA would be doing events in Russia. Russia does not allow gun ownership it never made sense.

Business in Los Angeles is also a privilege and if these companies wish to continue doing business here they need to start fussing up to how and why they are tied to the NRA.

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Netflix’s new partnership with Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop brand is a win for pseudoscience – NBC News

I’ve never been a fan of Gwyneth Paltrow. I’ve never been a fan of celebrities cashing in on their celebrity through fake or untrustworthy claims regarding products or even more importantly your health. And so here we are at the Nexus of both with Netflix being vehicle where this fake science is promoted.

People look up to celebrities, people should not look up to celebrities. And yes they do. I don’t understand why someone who has a large media presence or an online following should be looked upon as having some special knowledge. They don’t, they are humans and they put on their pants, if they put them on themselves, one leg at a time. so I call upon Netflix to make sure that’s it just yours and especially the viewers of this Gwyneth Paltrow pseudoscience goop is made aware that this is not real science and there should be a Giant disclaimer. The way Netflix is going of late I don’t think they will.

And most of all, Gwyneth Paltrow, please get a life.

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Gwyneth Paltrow speaks at the goop Health Summit in Culver City, California, on June 9, 2018.
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will not run for president – POLITICO

I’ve been a resident of the city of Los Angeles for the last 18 years. so I seen a couple of mares come and go but not as good as Eric Garcetti. I have seen tangible changes in our city since he has become mayor. I think he would be a great president but I’m pleased that he’s remaining in Los Angeles as our mayor.

I watched Mayor Garcetti walk the picket lines and marches with our teachers and eventually he helped to broker the deal that ended the teacher strike and car are schools open and on a better path.

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Mayor Eric Garcetti, a fourth-generation Angeleno of Mexican-Italian-Jewish descent, had been edging toward a presidential run, using the midterm elections to launch a tightly choreographed play where he traveled the country | Amanda Edwards/Getty Images

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski apologizes for ‘crass and offensive’ remark – NBC news

I’m with Bill Maher here. Enough is enough snowflakes! Why don’t commentators on the right ever apologize for the lies that they spew.

Mika Brzezinski called it like it is. You ignore the death of add American residents, a man who wrote for one of the nation’s leading newspapers, a man who wrote an English so that we can understand, then you are exactly what she said the buttboy of a wannabe dictator secretary pompeo.

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Obama World lovefest for O’Rourke is growing – TheHill

if the Democrats are going to win the White House in 2020 they must be pragmatic. I think that Beto O’Rourke would fit the mold for a lot of those people who would be uncomfortable, maybe because of their racism, with a person of color at the top of the ticket. I would love to see Carmela Harris as president but I fear that she would polarize the right into Ville coming out in voting and Rose. I believe the right learned our lesson with President Obama and have now mobilized as a feverish voting Bloc. They don’t seem to have Trump fatigue, which baffles me. So yes, a young man, a Kennedy like like figure would be a great choice.

Very unscientific polls of Democrats on Twitter have him in the lead, they don’t work checks a lot of boxes for voters. He’s fully bilingual, he is an amazing speaker and most importantly he makes you feel good when you hear him. And he also tells the truth which would be such a refreshing difference from what we have right now in the White House.

During 2004 Democratic Convention I had some friends over watching the keynote speech by then Senator Obama. After we finished I said he’s going to be our president and everyone in the room started chuckling and told me I was delusional. For some reason, I get the same feeling from Beto O’Rourke.

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A banner year for LGBT candidates got even stronger with Kyrsten Sinema’s Senate win – The Washington Post

There are a lot of great organizations out there but there’s one that stands out to me in the LGBT political community. It’s the victory fund. The victory fund rooms people for public office. It’s not just a matter of wanting to run its knowing how to run for public office that’s a key to getting elected. I have a funny story about the victory fund. When I was living in Miami I was the chair of a fundraiser for the victory funds. They’re director of the elephant who was their first was a young guy and he put out 1000 posters on South Beach saying that named Alien Berrebi instead of Alain Berrebi. My friends left about that for months afterwards. But it was a great fundraiser and I hoped that I helped in a little way back then.

It’s wonderful to see the progress that the lgbtq community has had and I look forward to even more representation.

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Kyrsten Sinema (D) won Arizona’s open U.S. Senate seat. (Rick Scuteri/AP)

Trump threatens to pull federal funding for California wildfires – ABC News

I rarely agree with the Tangerine nightmare in the White House but today I do. He’s right we need to do something about climate change.obviously these fires are caused by this phenomena and I am so happy to hear that he wants to do something about it.

Oh wait, no he’s not. The republicans in Congress have a saying, it’s ABC, anybody but California. The state that produces the most tax revenue for the federal government is ostracized by Republicans because we don’t vote for them in great numbers.

Taxation without representation that’s where California now stands.

How come he doesn’t talk about pulling funds from Florida or Texas when they have hurricanes? oh that’s because they vote for him or he hopes they will. What a piece of trash we have in this White House.

Nothing about the dead and injured because of this project fire from the White House. What a piece of trash we have in this White House.

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White House officials discussing potential replacements for FEMA chief: report – TheHill

what is it with Republican presidents and their choices for FEMA chief ? You remember Katrina and George Bush saying that Brownie did a great job. A great job that cost almost 2,000 people to lose their lives. Now we have Puerto Rico and Maria with eerily the same amount of people that died in 911, 2975. And by the way don’t believe the White House, they lie all the time, this was done by an independent organization that has no political affiliations.

why are they diverting funds from FEMA when we’re having terrible hurricane season to go to ice so that they can arrest more immigrants trying to save their families? This is Despicable and I am so tired of this continuous barage from this White House of Lies, they don’t know how to tell the truth anymore.

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‘Winter is coming’: Allies fear Trump isn’t prepared for gathering legal storm – The Washington Post

For those of us who watch the Game of Thrones we know what winter is coming means. Although in the White House case it’s not going to be white walkers but it’s going to be Democrats crawling all over this white house and finding out all of those crimes that have been committed during his presidency. Look I’m the first to admit I thought that Trump did not have a chance against Hillary Clinton, and yet here we are. So this blue wave that is supposed to go across the country electing Democrats to the house and set it seems wonderful but until November 7th I won’t be pleased. We need to volunteer, donate to candidates and most importantly make sure we and all our friends go out and vote on November 6th.

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With White House Counsel Donald McGahn’s impending departure, President Trump’s large and ever-changing legal team is thrown into turmoil once again. (Video: Jenny Starrs/Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)