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  1. Reality: school shootings are a problem in the US Reality: it doesn't appear to be an issue in other countries Reality: no solution appears to be working in the US yet
  2. The US has had 57 times as many school shootings as the other major industrialized nations The definition: The parameters we followed in this count Shooting must involve at least one person being shot (not including the shooter) Shooting must occur on school grounds We included gang violence, fights and domestic violence (but our count is NOT limited to those categories) We included grades Kindergarten through college/university level as well as vocational schools We included accidental discharge of a firearm as long as the first two parameters are met The analysis: For US stats, CNN reviewed media reports and a variety of databases including those from the Gun Violence Archive and Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems. For international stats, we looked at local and national media reports. The caveat: Reporting on non-fatal school shootings is not always available. There may be additional school shootings with injuries that did not make it into the newspaper or digital publications, and therefore aren’t counted in databases that rely on media reports. This is true for shootings in the US and elsewhere. What we found: There have been at least 288 school shootings in the United States since January 1, 2009. That’s 57 times as many shootings as the other six G7 countries combined. Broadening out the list Next, we wanted to broaden our list out to include some countries that were mentioned in a few of the viral posts that were going around this weekend. In some of the incidents, the casualty count is very high (the Peshawar siege; the Kenya attack). But when it comes to the frequency of attacks, the US still leads by a wide margin. https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/21/us/school-shooting-us-versus-world-trnd/index.html
  3. Florida Republicans eye total ban on abortions The GOP lawmakers’ comments indicate that the fight over abortion rights in Florida is just beginning. https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/24/florida-republicans-total-abortion-ban-00034887
  4. Thoughts and prayers, you know that really helps the surviving family and parents.
  5. Gov. Kevin Stitt expected to sign bill banning abortion at fertilization Abortions will likely stop in Oklahoma by the end of the week after the governor signs House Bill 4327 into law. https://www.koco.com/article/oklahoma-governor-kevin-stitt-sign-bill-banning-abortion-fertilization/40082791
  6. Yeah, thinking 🤔 , maybe referring to women and their bodies as a inanimate means of production might sound a tad doctrinaire for the 21st century.
  7. Businesses that help employees get abortions could be next target of Texas lawmakers if Roe v. Wade is overturned Fourteen GOP legislators warned Lyft that they’d seek to ban companies that pay for abortions from doing business in Texas. The extent of support for the idea is unclear. With Texas poised to automatically ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, some Republicans are already setting their sights on the next target to fight the procedure: businesses that say they’ll help employees get abortions outside the state. Fourteen Republican members of the state House of Representatives have pledged to introduce bills in the coming legislative session that would bar corporations from doing business in Texas if they pay for abortions in states where the procedure is legal. This would explicitly prevent firms from offering employees access to abortion-related care through health insurance benefits. It would also expose executives to criminal prosecution under pre-Roe anti-abortion laws the Legislature never repealed, the legislators say. https://www.texastribune.org/2022/05/23/texas-companies-pay-abortions/
  8. What do you want the federal government to do? Be specific. Abbott did the right thing by shutting down and recalling product. The bacteria was present in the factory and in the infant deaths. Abbott made mistakes and is making amends. The CEO has apologized about the shortage caused by the recall in a public op-ed. If you want a federal law that says manufacturers of food must not have 40% of the market or 25% of the production, be my guest. I might even sign on. I am done with this thread, the only thing Biden detractors are going to accept is that the Whitehouse is at fault, and no good ideas to improve the situation.
  9. Possibly, but no evidence that makes any sense has been put forward to that effect here. If you at least told me that Biden should have detected and remediated the risk of consolidation of production and producers, I might agree with you. But in this case folks are saying the FDA overstepped and under, side stepped at the same time. If you said the DOC should investigate hording and diversions in the market place, I would say absolutely. But if you say that you won't apply that same scrutiny to every food, drug and device in the FDA portfolio, then you are cherry picking.
  10. The market is highly self regulated. The manufacturer maintains a HACCP plan and accountability for logging, reporting, recalls and remediation. QC is a 24x7 accountability of the manufacturer, with FDA oversight and periodic inspections, unlike USDA where the federal inspector is embedded in daily operations. Where does it state that the administration took a chunk out of production? Was that before or after infants were sickened and possibly died from ingesting Abbott formula?
  11. So, the Biden administration was responsible for the failure of the market place. 🤔 No doubt if they had federalized the plant in September, had that even been legal, Fox news would have featured a flash series secret buses and flights full of illegal aliens whi have been hidden in baby formula factories working toward exporting American's baby formula to Guatemala. Sounds crazy but that is a ditl of right wing media. I liked "the right" when they stood for markets and individual accountability, at least then you could have a rational discussion about the theory and practice of government, now they are just grasping at straws.
  12. In looking at the timeline of events, what would you want to see differently? Other than totally shutting down the factory when the first infant was sickened in September or the first inspection failure in September (I am not even sure FDA regs permit that action), what would you change? Federalize the baby formula industry? Jail Abbot Labs officers?
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