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But most of us don’t spend too much time dwelling on that vulnerability. We go about our lives, taking some sensible precautions but understanding that even if stopping all terrorism is impossible, the risk is pretty small.
And it’s even smaller than most people realize. Since September 11, 2001, a total of 94 Americans have been killed here at home by jihadi terrorists, according to researchers at the New America Foundation who track these incidents. That’s a little over six deaths per year. Five times as many Americans die in a typical year from getting struck by lightning. And that’s not to mention that 5,000 times as many die every year from gun violence.
When you’re running for president to essentially continue the policies of the current administration, that’s what you want people to keep in mind — even if you can’t say it directly for fear that you’ll be accused of not taking the threat seriously. So instead, you find a different way to tell people not to lose their minds, by appealing to their sense of self-efficacy. “Let us be vigilant, but not afraid,” said Hillary Clinton when she spoke about last weekend’s incidents. “We choose resolve, not fear. We will not turn on each other or undermine our values. We’ll stand together because we are stronger together in the face of this threat and every other challenge.”
Key to Clinton’s argument is the idea that when it comes to terrorism, we each have a choice to make about how we’ll react to it, and that choice will help determine whether it’s ultimately successful or not. After all, the goal of terrorism is to terrorize, to leverage small violent events into much larger reactions of fear and chaos that can undermine the society the terrorist wants to oppose. If no one becomes terrorized, the terrorism has failed.
Clinton also acknowledges — again, only implicitly — that terrorism can’t be banished forever, because it’s a technique that will always be available to disgruntled, violent people, whatever the political idea in which they clothe their rage. But this too is something that politicians won’t speak aloud. In 2004, John Kerry suggested that our goal should be to reduce terrorism to the point where it’s a “nuisance” like organized crime or illegal gambling, so “fundamentally, it’s something that you continue to fight, but it’s not threatening the fabric of your life.” George W. Bush, who after September 11 had promised that his administration would “rid the world of the evil-doers,” promptly made an ad skewering Kerry for his willingness to admit that terrorism might not be banished for all eternity.
The cops will…
Just 5.7 percent of the Clinton Foundation’s massive 2014 budget actually went to charitable grants, according to the tax-exempt organization’s IRS filings. The rest went to salaries and employee benefits, fundraising and “other expenses.”
Watch out, Skittle analogies are “dangerous”…
POLLING. BLOOD. BATH. SNAPSHOT.
|Tuesday, September 20|
|Race/Topic (Click to Sort)||Poll||Results||Spread|
|General Election: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein||NBC News/SM||Clinton 45, Trump 40, Johnson 10, Stein 4||Clinton +5|
|General Election: Trump vs. Clinton||LA Times/USC Tracking||Clinton 42, Trump 47||Trump +5|
|Monday, September 19|
Bush 41 is voting for Clinton?
After reports of prices shooting up to $5 in some places, consumers have been asking about price gouging.
According to the Georgia Consumer Protection Unit’s website, a two-step process has to occur in order for sky-high prices to be considered gouging. First, the Governor has to declare a state of emergency for the state, which is already in place. Gov. Deal activated the emergency this past week in order to suspend limitations on trucking hours, allowing drivers to stay on the road longer to bring fuel to the state.
Once the state of emergency has been declared, the governor then has to issue a freeze on prices for a service or a product for them to be subject to price control.
Is Alabama next.
BOX SCORE: Who sat, who kneeled, who cares?
Then there is this stupidity…
Source of Birtherism?
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