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For the right amount of money, any school can become almost totally safe. Someone to live-monitor the video surveillance? Bwah haa haaa. That's another body to pay -- ain't gonna happen.

Failures at Stoneman Douglas and in agencies at every level of government were rampant. The solution and the plan to push it were likely already in the can, just waiting for another coffin to ride out on. There has been precious little action seen regarding holding people actually responsible for the failures accountable. Just the same old tired, "give up your guns" drumbeat from the left and their useful idiots.

There are many procedural things possible to make schools safer. Many of them simply require someone to get off their butt and do a job, others would take some funding. But as with any other aspect of education, everyone wants exceptional schools, no one wants to pay for them -- people who have no problem with paying $80-$100/hour for an auto mechanic start squawking when teachers ask to get paid over $25/hour. Once this dies down, those same people sure aren't going to chip in an additional sawbuck or two in annual taxes, just to secure a school against something they think is going to happen somewhere else -- they'd rather spend it on their morning half-caf double decaf separately-frothed no-fat mocha latte.
 
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Feelings hurt but facts don't lie.

Of course you wouldn't expect to have that conversation(with any success) with a grieving parent immediately after the loss of a child.It doesn't change the validity of the facts.
 

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OK someone key the theme song to X-Files please!!
alright then, if you can't find it hit Twilight ZONE footage!----:yikes:
 

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What if they weren't failures, but a plan?
Never ascribe to malice that which can be explained by incompetence. Come on folks, push back from the conspiracy bar.
Exactly what GhostHorse said. Many times when something bad happens where government is involved, some people jump to the conspirary conclusion, because it's hard for some people to accept that some people in government can be that inept or incompetent.

That's not to say that conspiracies never happen however, but in the few real ones the motives are usually either money or to cover up some previous misdeed. For example, many many years ago, there was an accident at a military base where a relative of mine worked. It turned out someone in the chain of command authorized a contractor to do some work, and the contractor paid that person under the table to get the contract. The officer thought that he wouldn't get caught but he didn't count on an accident and subsequent investigation. The contractor did sub standard work to save money. By sub standard I mean not according to specifications of the contract. The contractor thought that the work actually done would've been good enough, or at least that was the excuse when caught. Now in this case there was obviously no conspiracy or intent to cause an accident, but there really was a conspiracy involving money. What's that old saying, follow the money?
In this particular case the evidence was sufficient to actually draw a conclusion in court.

I'm unable to view the video on my computer. Is Dana Loesch implying a conspiracy, or incompetence?
 

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Exactly what GhostHorse said. Many times when something bad happens where government is involved, some people jump to the conspirary conclusion, because it's hard for some people to accept that some people in government can be that inept or incompetent.

uh-huh!
for years I just refused to accept that the higher ups at Atlanta City government/ Fulton County and public safety could be that incompetent.
then along came the 1996 Olympics and I got drug into that and saw first hand how wrong I was all that time.
they really were!-------:eek:
 
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Pegasus,
Dana Loesch, IMHO, is implying GROSS incompetence; not just the Broward Cowards, but by the school superintendents, school principal, and others.

With that being said, just why is this information not seeing the light of day with regard to the Stoneman Douglas incident? The total failure of government and the school district in this is appalling, and yet those "useful idiots" on the left want us to trust these same people to protect us again, and for us to give up our guns.

Albert Einstein said it best: Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. The insanity in this incident is how those in power did absolutely nothing when red flags were hoisted about Mr. Cruz, nor the threat assessment that was done, nor anything else that could have prevented this tragedy. And to see those responsible walk away without any consequences for their actions is appalling.
 

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Lets take a step back now for just a moment and slow down and think about this.
there is a fine line that we need to walk as to Governmental protection at all levels and personal rights as to incarceration/ privacy, and ones reputation as well.
I doubt if anyone wants to be overly inspected in our day to day lives, most could find something in their past/ present that wasn't 100% right by many others standards.
so there is that legal tight rope that the law enforcement community must walk.
not saying this is good or bad, just try to put yourself in the situation where we may be governed like people in kalifornia, Illinois, or some northern States.
we can't complain about things falling through the net then turn around and complain about Big Brother, there has to be a happy medium and we need to understand that sometimes crap happens.
now IF someone is found incompetent then they should be dealt with, that's where my problem with current affairs comes in.
 

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Does anybody know of a link to a written transcript of this interview? I found a video I could view on Youtube but it was extremely difficult to follow. I understand the teacher wants to remain anonymous but gee whiz. The NRA could've done a better job of concealing his or her voice without going to that extreme. :(
 
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