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    Since it is not appropriate to have a discussion about gun violence right after a mass shooting as it politicizes the event and forgets the victims, Americans long ago figured out if you have mass shootings often enough, you never have to discuss the issue of gun violence.
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    this guy apparently was charged with punching his dog repeatedly after he was charged with abusing his wife and child. Instantly a criminal charge of abuse should ban someone from owning a gun.

    lastly, his neighbor ( a veteran as well) heard him last week at 8 am on a daily basis firing off his assault rifle... obviously practicing. But only in murica can someone practice his assault rifle and people find it annoying that he was doing in the morning, but never called the cops

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    Jennifer Bendery @jbendery · 12h12 hours ago
    That woman who flipped off Trump's motorcade? I talked to her this weekend. She just got fired.

    This is absolute idiocy. The issue of "political correctness" is out of control, despite the fact that a lot it's based on good intentions. But the line between writing something controversial on Twitter (which I also disagree should have anything to do with one's employment, 98% of the time), but giving the finger to a passing vehicle? Several million other people should be fired immediately, if that's where we're setting the bar.

    Out in public on your own time? Nothing to do with your job. Unless you come out as a Nazi, which is a million times worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Habsy View Post
    Clearly. It's absolute crap that he was allowed to purchase a firearm, especially a rifle, with that history.
    Apparently the air force admitted it failed to enter his domestic abuse charges into the national db, which would have triggered when he went to buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UWHabs View Post
    Apparently the air force admitted it failed to enter his domestic abuse charges into the national db, which would have triggered when he went to buy it.
    Figures. Half ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoss View Post
    this guy apparently was charged with punching his dog repeatedly after he was charged with abusing his wife and child. Instantly a criminal charge of abuse should ban someone from owning a gun.

    lastly, his neighbor ( a veteran as well) heard him last week at 8 am on a daily basis firing off his assault rifle... obviously practicing. But only in murica can someone practice his assault rifle and people find it annoying that he was doing in the morning, but never called the cops
    Welcome to rural Texas.
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    Jennifer Bendery @jbendery · 12h12 hours ago
    That woman who flipped off Trump's motorcade? I talked to her this weekend. She just got fired.

    This is absolute idiocy. The issue of "political correctness" is out of control, despite the fact that a lot it's based on good intentions. But the line between writing something controversial on Twitter (which I also disagree should have anything to do with one's employment, 98% of the time), but giving the finger to a passing vehicle? Several million other people should be fired immediately, if that's where we're setting the bar.

    Out in public on your own time? Nothing to do with your job. Unless you come out as a Nazi, which is a million times worse.

    Cuts both ways.

    Many more people have lost jobs for going against the narrative online. Damian Godard just tweeted that he supported traditional marriage. Curt Schilling only LIKED a meme to get fired.

    So **** this woman. The “left” established the rules. God forbid they are held to the same standard.

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    eh no prob with her getting fired for flipping off potus and sharing it all over her workplace-identifying social media.
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    eh no prob with her getting fired for flipping off potus and sharing it all over her workplace-identifying social media.
    Yeah. Someone in marketing, of all jobs, should have known better.

    This is again getting back to the whole "freedom of speech doesn't equal freedom from the consequences of your speech" argument.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeafGm View Post
    Yeah. Someone in marketing, of all jobs, should have known better.

    This is again getting back to the whole "freedom of speech doesn't equal freedom from the consequences of your speech" argument.
    Exactly. SHe has the freedom to give him the finger. Her company doesn't have to keep her employed.

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    So you guys are saying you should lose your jobs, if you give someone the finger on the road and somebody happens to photograph it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by axlsalinger View Post
    So you guys are saying you should lose your jobs, if you give someone the finger on the road and somebody happens to photograph it?
    How did this play out though? I assume that she identified herself and posted on a Twitter account she uses for work.

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    I think we're setting the bar for what constitutes a fire-able offense, dangerously low. It's absurd. This is far from the only time this has happened, either.
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    POTUS isn't "someone". Shitty luck for her, but her employer was justified if it felt that picture could harm their business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Habspatrol View Post
    How did this play out though? I assume that she identified herself and posted on a Twitter account she uses for work.
    Yeah if she was posting that picture all over Twitter on a work account, I have no sympathy.

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    Surprised people are defending this. Her personal account, didn't happen at work. It seems pretty "Big Brother" to me. Unacceptable and absurd.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/w...b0c9652fffa484

    Briskman, a 50-year-old mother of two, said she was stunned that someone had taken a picture of her giving Trump the middle finger.

    As the photo circulated online, Briskman decided to tell Akima’s HR department what was happening when she went to work on Monday. By Tuesday, her bosses called her into a meeting and said she had violated the company’s social media policy by using the photo as her profile picture on Twitter and Facebook.

    Briskman, who worked in marketing and communications at Akima for just over six months, said she emphasized to the executives that she wasn’t on the job when the incident happened and that her social media pages don’t mention her employer.
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    She used it as her profile pic? Dumb dumb.

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    Why? It's her own personal account. She wasn't doing anything illegal, or even immoral. She did something that millions of other people do.

    Certainly it has 0.000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 000000000% to do with her ****ing job.
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    Millions of people go viral flipping of the pres? Yeah ok.

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    Do you honestly believe that this is a fire-able offense? Yes or no.
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