50 States in the USA. They’re like 50 little countries. The USA is an interesting mix of Confederalist (state rights) vs Federalist (federal rights). Always butting heads. I think (personally) each State has different needs in lots of issues. Human rights violations are unacceptable in either the State or Federal level. 2nd Amendment is Federal but the application is Confederate : Each State has a certain amount of limited flexibility in *how* they interpret the 2nd Amendment. In this case is the crossover point between “legal” and “illegal” gun ownership. State can’t infringe upon legal gun ownership *but* – is that person legally allowed to have gun ownership? So, in California, they have a 10 day waiting period. A few folks with heavy $$$ backing from powerful gun lobby groups took it to the Supreme Court, but the Supreme Court said, “No. Not today. Lower Court stands.” Maybe they can try again later with more money and more lobbying and get their 10 days back they had to wait for background checks. But in THIS case it’s true: “Now is not the time”. and… how *do* you get 10 days back?

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I just want to see more than “thoughts and prayers” from lawmakers. They’re supposed to make laws. They have access to ALL the money and power. I’d LOVE to see comprehensive mental health improvements in the USA. If it’s mental health, then it’s mental health. But instead we as a nation get side tracked into debates, while lawmakers distract us while they continue stuffing their pockets.

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Not sure anymore. I did well from 2007-2014 with Google Ads. Set up a “hyperlocal” website, pulled in everything from the local area automatically with scripts and feeds and various things I wrote. Hummed along beautifully. [Yahoo Pipes was my friend]. $800/month was a regular month. But then google wanted single-source content sites and my site got slammed in the rankings. Got down to “pointless” level within 9 months. But I can’t complain. It was a really good run. I found a niche that wasn’t filled by anybody else but now it’s handled well by Facebook and locally driven apps. Haven’t figured how to do it since but I *probably* have my sights too high.

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Most kids aren’t school shooters. GenZ (the kids *just* a couple of years younger than him) seem to be generally well-adjusted, industrious, low pregnancy rates and low drug use/alcohol/smoking (except pot), interested in making money *and* the environment, understanding of social issues (left and right) without being as dogmatic as the millennials before them. This is a generalization but I think you’ll see a lot of good things come out from them.

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The work-to-live model is dying and has been for a long time. The answer will be uncomfortable for whoever controls the driverless cars and trucks and the companies outsourcing, but they’ll have to have responsibility somehow. It won’t happen in this administration but it will have to someday.

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It’s apparently more profitable and cheaper to pray rather than sitting down and discussing solutions. I don’t have the answer and I’m not going to try. But I know that prayers are for society’s powerless. Society’s powerful have more options than prayer. Society’s politicians have MANY more options than prayer, especially when you have access to free money. The people can pray. The legislators can legislate. Quit stuffing your pockets.

It’s apparently more profitable
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