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claim | klām |
verb [reporting verb]
state or assert that something is the case, typically without providing evidence or proof: [with clause] : he claimed that he came from a wealthy, educated family | [with direct speech] : “I’m entitled to be conceited,” he claimed | [with object] : these sunblocks claim protection factors as high as 34.
• [with object] assert that one has gained or achieved (something): his supporters claimed victory in the presidential elections.
• [with object] formally request or demand; say that one owns or has earned (something): if no one claims the items, they will become government property.
• [with object] make a demand for (money) under the terms of an insurance policy: she could have claimed the cost through her insurance.
• call for (someone’s notice and thought): a most unwelcome event claimed his attention.
• cause the loss of (someone’s life).
1 an assertion of the truth of something, typically one that is disputed or in doubt: [with clause] : he was dogged by the claim that he had CIA links | history belies statesmen’s claims to be in charge of events.
2 a demand or request for something considered one’s due: the court had denied their claims to asylum.
• an application for compensation under the terms of an insurance policy.
• a right or title to something: they have first claim on the assets of the trust.
• (also mining claim) a piece of land allotted to or taken by someone in order to be mined.

Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo

Welcome, Parkland shooting survivors, to the ugly world of politics in 2018.

In the aftermath of last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla., some of the most powerful testimonies have come from the teenagers who survived the rampage. They have repeatedly detailed their harrowing experience to national news networks, many calling for stricter gun control laws while decrying President Trump for not doing enough to protect students. Others have wept with grief while telling their stories again and again.

The students have become a mobilizing force unlike any seen after previous mass shootings, planning marches and rallies in Florida and Washington — all while mourning the friends they’ve so recently lost.

They have also become a target of right-wing smears and innuendo.

Some prominent figures in the right-wing media are suggesting that the students are making it all up, or that the children are paid actors or that their talking points have been manufactured by public relations experts on the left.

An aide to a Florida legislator was even fired Tuesday after claiming two survivors who spoke to CNN were not students, but instead “actors that travel to various crisis when they happen.”

Donald Trump Jr. liked two tweets on Tuesday that peddled a conspiracy theory about a 17-year-old survivor of the Parkland school shooting, suggesting that he was “coached” to propagate an anti-Trump narrative by his father who is a retired FBI agent.

Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo

Newt Gingrich is a complete farce.

Newt Gingrich has a simple solution to stop school shootings in America — by arming the teachers.

The former House Speaker made the remarks during his Tuesday morning appearance on Fox and Friends. Gingrich, who was one of the earliest Republican supporters of Donald Trump’s candidacy, was asked of the possible ways in which the American leadership could react to the latest school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

“Well, first of all, you’re not going to stop all of them which is why I think we have to have some kind of armed defenders who are also school teachers or administrators in every school in the country.

“I think the only long-term solution, depending on the size of the school, is a minimum of six to eight teachers and administrators who are trained in the use of firearms and have conceal carry permits and are prepared to defend the kids,”

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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo

Mrebo said:

yhwx said:

The debate that was had on gun control in this thread a few days ago was a complete farce. Apologies in advance for my use of the passive voice and for writing a clumsy sentence.

Could have been worse.

Are you referring to my composition skills or the recently-held gun debate? I tend to agree in both cases, actually.

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DominicCobb said:

joefavs said:

Black Panther just now. I think it was my first MCU movie since Winter Soldier. It was fine. I thought the story was pretty by-numbers, but I found most of the characters very appealing and I really dig everything about Wakanda. With any luck the inevitable sequel will get a little more adventurous with the plotting. These characters deserve it. Except Michael B. Jordan, who I thought was really terrible. If I didn’t already know who he was and this was the first thing I saw him in, I would have guessed he was a musician or something who hadn’t done a lot of acting. I remember his name being thrown around for Star Wars a couple years ago and this movie made me glad that nothing ever came of it.


That’s old form, Dom; the in thing to do is to say “bad take.”

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