Thoughts And Prayers, Again.

The 18th school shooting of 2018 felt different. After 17 people died in Florida, students, teachers stood up and called ‘BS’ to Trump’s “thoughts and prayers”. The President dodged responsibility however, blaming mental health and the FBI, who he claims were distracted by their efforts to prove his campaign colluded with Russia. Speaking of Russia, Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian groups for meddling in the 2016 US election. Finally. But why do we have to look back to 2014 to figure out why they did it? And how does another woman claiming she had an affair with Trump threaten national security?

IMPORTANT STUFF

 

Why have the Florida shooting victims been labelled ‘crisis actors’?

https://www.mamamia.com.au/donald-trump-jr-about-florida-shooting/

 

The story of Aaron Stark, the man who tried to instigate a school shooting, but couldn’t

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https://www.mamamia.com.au/man-who-was-almost-a-school-shooter/

 

Anne Helen Petersen, on guns and the American psyche

https://www.buzzfeed.com/annehelenpetersen/conversation-about-gun-control-keeps-going-in-circles?utm_term=.xkyPEApWd#.fhjW29MBA

 

Amelia’s profile of NZ Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/15/the-anti-trump-new-zealand-pm-jacinda-ardern-vogue

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