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Proof You Don’t Have To Be That Smart To Get Into Medical School

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H/T Bearing Arms.

The lunacy of these college stupids scares me especially when I think they are medical stupids to boot.

When we think of medical school, we often think of how difficult it is for students to get in. After all, even in our current healthcare system, there’s a lot of money to be made as a doctor, so the best and brightest often work hard to get into med school.

However, a group of medical students from the University of California- San Francisco recently staged a protest that should give heart to dumb kids everywhere. They proved that you don’t have to be that smart to get into medical school.

A crowd of some 60 UCSF medical residents, students, and faculty laid their bodies down in front of San Francisco General Hospital on Monday evening during a “die-in” demonstration that challenged the role of law enforcement in hospital settings.

They wore their white coats, held electric candles, and carried signs that read “Imagine Nonviolent De-escalation,” “Hospitalization ≠ Criminalization,” and “Sheriff Out Of the General.”

Their asks?

“We’re wondering if we can provide safety in hospitals in other ways without uniforms and guns and flashing lights,” said Sheyda Aboii, a first-year UCSF student who helped organize the event with the activist group White Coats for Black Lives.

Aboii said she and the others are asking for several changes. They want guns and Tasers banned from hospital campuses; hospitals to move away from using law enforcement as security;  hospital staff to not comply with SFPD or federal immigration agencies; and that UCSF make an official statement “decrying” Tasers, which the Police Commission recently approved.

“We certainly recognize there’s this desire to create safe space where professionals can provide care and those seeking care can receive it,” Aboii said. “But unfortunately some of our patients have had bad encounters with [local law enforcement].”

Wow.

Did this brainiac bother to wonder why some of those patients had bad encounters with law enforcement? I’m willing to bet money that they either committed a crime or failed to cooperate with police who were investigating a crime.

Further, only a complete idiot looks at a lack of police and tasers as somehow a good thing.

It’s one thing to not want private citizens to carry guns in a hospital. It’s dumb too, but I understand the underlying ignorance involved. However, thinking that police have no place in a hospital is something I can’t fathom.

Hospitals have a lot going on, and there’s a lot of reasons to have security in place. Among others are the large stores of controlled substances that every hospital has on hand. That makes them an attractive target for criminals. Take out armed security and it’s just that much more attractive.

And as for using police for security, let’s get something clear about police versus private security. Police have arrest powers. They can cuff someone who is breaking the law, thus negating their ability to continue to break the law. Your average rent-a-cop doesn’t. Even particularly competent armed security is still more restricted in how they can deal with problematic individuals than a law enforcement officer.

That’s just how it goes.

But please, oh children studying to be doctors, do go on and tell us more about the evils of law enforcement. Believe that…up until the moment you recognize that police put their lives on the line daily for your ungrateful rears. Be idealists all you want, but understand that when you run smack into reality, you’re probably going to want a police officer.

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San Fran Buyback Offers THIS For Your Guns

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H/T Bearing Arms.

The ignorance of these gun buy back programs never ceases to amaze me. 

A buyback program in San Francisco is going a little off the beaten path.

You see, most buyback programs want to make sure you can’t use what they’re giving you to buy more guns, so they tend to give you gift cards. The wisdom of this is debatable, but I see where their thinking is. They usually use gift cards from places within the community and are often for places like grocery stores or big box retailers. Apparently, they think everyone who attends a buyback needs the money to eat or something.

The San Francisco program goes in a very different direction. They’re offering cold, hard cash.

Many tragic stories we hear today involve guns — the UPS shooting in Junemultiple domestic violence cases, and the death of Kathryn Steinle, to name a few.

To reduce the chance of more horrors, United Playaz — in partnership with the city and San Francisco Police Department — is hosting a gun buyback on Saturday. Past United Playaz events have taken hundreds of guns, rifles, and assault weapons of the streets, says United Playaz founder Rudy Corpuz.

Guns with serial numbers registered as missing or tied to crimes are set aside by police while metal from the remaining guns is melted down. The wooden parts are remade into jewelry by people currently incarcerated, Corpuz says.

United Playaz is holding the gun buyback on Saturday, Dec. 16 from 8 a.m. to noon at 1038 Howard St. Handguns will go for $100 and assault weapons for $200 — all cash and no questions asked.

The cash is an interesting touch. While it’s still just a fraction of the worth of most of the firearms they’re talking about–particularly for the so-called “assault weapons”–, it’s also cash. That may well pull in more people than a gift card to the local grocery store.

However, there’s often some legitimate criticism of all gun buyback programs that needs to be restated.

For one, this seems like a hell of a way to pawn stolen firearms. You steal some guns, take them to this buyback, get some cash, then walk away. Even if the gun is returned to the owner, they don’t care. They’ve cashed in already, why would they mind. In fact, now they know where they can steal the same gun again, maybe for the next buyback.

I get the sentiment, but criminals who are likely to actually use a firearm isn’t going to take advantage of a buyback. That would be like a carpenter selling his hammer for a few dollars. For a criminal, the gun is the tool of his trade, so to speak. They’re not likely to unload it for some short-term gain when they know they can top that long term. Frankly, it’s not even that long of a term. A couple of robberies could probably net them the $100 they’d get for their handgun, after all.

It’s funny, though. They pay more for assault weapons, but according to the Department of Justice, most gun crime is committed with handguns.

Why, it’s almost like this is more of a dog and pony show than a real effort to reduce violence.

 

OOPS! DEMOCRAT CONGRESSWOMAN: WOMEN’S CLOTHING AN INVITE TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT

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  • Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio): ‘I saw a member yesterday with her cleavage so deep it was down to the floor,’

( Politico ) A female Democratic House member shocked fellow lawmakers Wednesday when she said that the revealing clothing that some members and staffers wear is an “invitation” to sexual harassment.

Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) made the comments during a private Democratic Caucus meeting Wednesday to discuss sexual harassment issues, according to two Democratic sources in the room.

“I saw a member yesterday with her cleavage so deep it was down to the floor,” Kaptur said, according to the sources present. “And what I’ve seen … it’s really an invitation.” The comments left many others in the room stunned, the sources said.

Kaptur said women on Capitol Hill should have to abide by a stricter dress code, like those adopted by the military

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Just In: Voter FRAUD Evidence Found, Loss Questioned As Border States, Felons & Ballots Involved

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The story of the day centers around the highly publicized and anticipated Special Election that took place in Alabama on December 12, 2017.  By the end of the night it seem to many on the left that the fight was over and deed was done, Doug Jones was declared the winner.  However, Roy Moore, along with countless supporters, are refusing go along with the idea that a staunch liberal and progressive Democrat somehow turned a Senate seat blue after decades of being red as a recount is being pondered and voter fraud evidence is examined.

This is an incredibly important election, as most genuinely are, but this is a fight for the Make American Great Again campaign against the globalist powers at work.  Moore was not the perfect candidate, but he stood tall in the wake of both major U.S. parties demanding he step aside.  He could have…

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The Un-Christmassy Origin of Gingerbread Houses

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H/T The Smithsonian.

A look at the history of the gingerbread house.

This tradition dates back to the story of Hansel and Gretel.

 

The tradition of decorative gingerbread dates back to the Middle Ages. (Flickr)

Like most Christmas traditions, gingerbread houses are big business: Wilton, a popular confectionery-making company, reports that it created over two million gingerbread house kits in 2011. For those who are more DIY-inclined, domestic gurus from Martha Stewart on down offer recipes and plans for making your own sugary domicile. But in spite of gingerbread house-decorating’s cozy holiday connotations, the roots of this tradition may lie in the folktale Hansel and Gretel.

Now, gingerbread houses didn’t start with the Brothers Grimm. They date back to the 1600s, a few centuries after the emergence of gingerbread itself, writes food historian Tori Avey. The tale of Hansel and Gretel may be even older than that, some historians say, perhaps dating to a 14th century famine in which parents turned children out to fend for themselves.

By the time folklorists Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm composed and published a version of the tale in the early 19th century, gingerbread houses were a long-standing tradition. Somewhere along the way, possibly because of historical connections between gingerbread and religious ceremonies or guilds, gingerbread—and gingerbread houses—had become associated with Christmas. The Grimms’s widely read stories helped to popularize gingerbread houses, leaving many with the belief that gingerbread houses started with the Grimms’s version of the tale.

Given its link with the gruesome fairytale, which involves two children almost getting cooked and eaten by a witch who lives in a gingerbread house before they turn the tables and cook her, it might seem surprising that the gingerbread house is still connected to Christmas. But today’s family-friendly holiday has numerous roots in the grimmer festivities of earlier times.

“Early German settlers brought this lebkuchenhaeusle–gingerbread house–tradition to the Americas,” writes Barbara Rolek for The Spruce. Today, gingerbread house-building competitions are an annual holiday tradition both nationally and in different parts of the country, and landmarks like the Washington Monument have been recreated using the spicy dough.

The gingerbread house-building contests in the United States today do bear some resemblance to the “gingerbread fairs” that were hosted by some cities in England and France during the Middle Ages and later, writes Amanda Fiegl for Smithsonian.com. Although the origin of these fairs was simply that gingerbread was a tasty and ubiquitous medieval treat, it did offer an opportunity to get together and enjoy a delicious treat–and what could be more Christmassy than that?

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Gun Control – Same Old Bigotry with a Different Name

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H/T AmmoLand.

 

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U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- It is all done in the name of Public Safety. That is why some elite white males get to have guns for self-defense and you don’t. We saw the data in California where the racial and sexual bigotry was obvious. Now, civil rights lawyer Dwight Pettit asks some tough questions about concealed carry permits in Maryland..and by extension, about who is allowed to carry a gun in the other may-issue states like New Jersey and New York. The political corruption is obvious, and the excuses are as thin as those coming from Harvey Weinstein and Matt Lauer. It is socially and politically acceptable to disarm women and minorities.

Most states either don’t require carry permits, or they issue permits to carry a concealed weapon in public on a “shall issue” basis. Shall-issue means you’re issued a permit unless you have a criminal record that makes you a prohibited person. In contrast, “may issue” states leave that decision to the discretion of bureaucrats and politicians. When given that power, the temptation for bigotry is evidently irresistible. There is always an excuse. These excuses cost lives.

Look at the victims of violent crime today. Women are a disproportionately large fraction of assault victims because criminals think they are easy prey. Minorities also make up a disproportionate number of crime victims. Because of this actual vulnerability, women and minorities should be more likely than white men to receive concealed carry permits. In fact, women and minorities are underrepresented as concealed carriers in may issue states.

The reason is obvious. Carry permits are issued as political spoils in may-issue states. Permits go to rich white men who have power rather than to the citizens with the greatest need. The excuses are endless, and public safety is the chief rationalization. We would never accept the excuse of academic safety to deny women entry into schools, or financial safety to deny blacks a home loan.

We have made progress in the last 50 years. We integrated our churches and our clubs..unless you’re a gun owner who carries for self-defense. Politicians say this modern discrimination is for public safety.. even though concealed carry holders are more law abiding than the police. Disarming women and racial minorities is bigotry even though it is widespread and legally approved. I don’t believe that disarming the victims makes us all safer..even if it is socially fashionable.

The very politician who claim to represent women are the same politicians who want women disarmed. Their claim of “public safety” goes unquestioned by mainstream journalists..which tells us a lot about the poor state of journalism today. When we read about the recent sexual scandals that embroil so many Democrat legislators, maybe the reason they want women disarmed is obvious. We read about the sexual abuse in Hollywood and the news room, and we understand why they want the victims disarmed.

A national concealed carry reciprocity bill is now in the Senate.  Listen for the usual excuses as to why you should be disarmed.


About Rob MorseSlow Facts

The original article is here.  Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

 

McConnell, “Swamp First” Establishment RINOs To Blame For Moore Loss

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Mitch McConnell is a “swamp first” political establishment hack who would rather see a Democrat in the Senate than an independent man of the people. He and Soros got what

By Rick Wells

Establishment operative Mitch McConnell has convenient amnesia when it comes to assigning blame for what appears, barring a change through recount or the exposure of more voter fraud on the part of the globalist Democrats, to be a George Soros purchase of Alabama.

Now the state is represented by a pervert-enabling Democrat and his RINO comrade in the United States Senate. McConnell wants to blame the loss on Moore, Bannon and others outside of the establishment elite, who supported the Judge.

But McConnell and the GOP establishment can’t walk away from the fact that they supported a loser as well, and then undermined the candidacy of the choice of the people because he didn’t owe his…

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