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I’ve never heard anything good about BoA. I’m glad I’ve never found myself with any sort of account with them. Banks are generally slimy, but they seem to lead the pack in that regard.
 

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How is this real? It's hysterical and sad all at the same time.

Baltimore HS student fails all but 3 classes over 4 years, ranks near top half of class | Fox News

Yet the mom keeps blaming the school. Sure, there is plenty of blame to go around, and the school clearly should share in it, especially as it pertains to communication. But I'm disturbed by her lack of self awareness about her responsibility as a parent and *gasp* the kid's responsibility to himself.

That being said, the *solution* to make him completely start over in the 9th grade is really funny. And better yet, what about the 58 kids that ranked below him (how is that possible)? Are they all going to start over too?

I have soooooo many questions.
 

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Baltimore and so many other Dem dominated cities are complete $#!+shows, on education and so many other basic levels. These arrogant urban dwellers love to poke fun at all the “backward” country folk, and yet stories like this, and thousands more that slip under the radar.
 

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I'll just leave this here...

Chuck DeVore: Americans move to freedom – people fleeing these 5 states. Here's why | Fox News

Over the course of a year a net of 788,381 people moved to Florida, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, the "freest" five states in America, according to the Fraser Institute’s annual Economic Freedom in North America index.

The annual report, published by Canada’s Fraser Institute, ranks the states and provinces of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico using objective measures of government spending, tax rates and labor market freedom. The least-free U.S. state is New York. West Virginia, Alaska, California and Vermont round out the bottom five.

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The rush of Californians trying to become former Californians has gotten so heavy that scam artists are filling the void. The irony here is that California’s own miserable regulatory burden is preventing the market from filling the need by denying state licenses to new moving services, thus creating an underground economy for the desperate looking to leave.
 

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NY & CA are obvious places to flee from, and I assume VT falls in similar categories as an oppressive democrat stronghold. I think people are leaving WV and AK because of lack of opportunity. Coal and oil pipelines are clearly not political priorities for our current ruling class, so I assume that jobs are drying up quickly and that they're moving in search of work.

I didn't expect blue-Virginia to make the "free" list. The way you describe the trends in recent years, I'm a little surprised that people are fleeing to VA. I thought Governor Blackface was trying hard to ruin the place.
 
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Ah, so it was an opportunity thing, not a freedom one. That makes more sense. Yeah, our idiot governor did his best, but has been shut down to some degree by localities saying they wouldn’t comply. There are a lot of places that are normally red leaning that just slept on the last election. Those dems that snuck in there have been running scared once people woke up as they started trying to pass really whackadoodle bills. Seems like they pulled back to try to get people to go back to sleep. We’ll see in November where we stand I guess (assuming that fair elections can still happen here).
 

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Real estate is high all over the country these days, and CA is keeping pace.. it's ridiculous.

No matter how many leave there are more looking to own a house here, so the demand never goes away.

Maybe a big earthquake will scare people away for a bit. It's been awhile.
 

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So... these last two mass shootings...

The talking heads are doing the standard routine screaming about assault weapons and large magazines, but I've heard nothing about either shooting to indicate that either perp used such a weapon. Maybe they did and I just missed it. Anyone know the specifics? It seems beyond disingenuous to use this as an impetus to ban "assault weapons" if the perps used handguns, shotguns, or other such weaponry that would still be completely legal.

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EDIT: In Denver, "the weapon used in the attack was an AR-15-style pistol modified with an arm brace". Although it's not a fully automatic weapon, as those were already outlawed decades ago. So how are they defining "assault weapons"? Anything that's not a BB-gun?
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I know they never let a crisis to go to waste to move their agenda forward, but both of these attacks feel suspicious to me. Am I alone in feeling like this is someone trying to change the subject? The media reaction doesn't even fit the stories. One guy claims he did it because he was addicted to porn, so the left announces it was racially motivated. Huh? What? And the other motive hasn't been released, but he was an angry towel-head, likely radicalized on the interwebs. Neither of these were perpetrated by normal, rational people that these crackdowns would affect.

I feel bad for the victims and their families, but new gun laws that wouldn't have made one iota of difference to either scenario just feels like agenda-driven political theater.
 
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I wish more red blood would move here to the old dominion, we could surely use the help to balance us with NOVA and the south eastern part of the state. I have some bottle rockets 🚀 to celebrate the last day of Governor Blackface’s reign of stupidity 1616554483144.png
 
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Knoxville high school shooting leaves 'multiple' people hurt, including cop: police say | Fox News

As with all school shootings, this is sad and should not happen anywhere.

For those that are not familiar with the area, AE is a 100% black school and is in the 1 square mile of knoxville where 87% of all crime occurs. They've had a drive-by outside that school at least once a year for decades. It's the part of town every normal person knows you don't even accidentally drive through. No white kid has been near the place in 40 years, except for opposing sports teams that get bussed in.

This will get swept under the rug quickly because there is zero chance it was racially motivated, and there is no way for the media to paint it that way. It's black-on-black, so it doesn't fit the narrative any more than the 17 homicides on the south side of chicago last weekend, so no one will ever hear about them.
 
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