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« on: August 05, 2018, 08:50:10 am »

There are two salient points in this Rolling Stone piece. First, the NRA can't obtain insurance coverage that may impact day-to-day operations. This stemmed from an illegal insurance policy they offered that covered some illegal acts by policy holders. That, in turn, brought on a New York lawsuit and a hefty fine. Meanwhile, banks are refusing to provide financial services. Second, the organization went over budget by $46 million in 2016. My first thought: What's the going rate for rubles to dollars?

The NRA has a long history of fear mongering as a means to drive up donations and membership, so I take this with a grain of salt. "We may go out of business" could be nothing more than another fund raising ploy.

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/nra-financial-trouble-706371/
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2018, 09:11:41 am »

The NRA has a long history of fear mongering as a means to drive up donations and membership, so I take this with a grain of salt. "We may go out of business" could be nothing more than another fund raising ploy.

In the town where I grew up, there was a men's clothing store that went out of business once a year.
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2018, 11:23:13 am »

I wouldn't worry, I'm sure they will find enough Rubles to stay in business.
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2018, 01:44:46 pm »

In the town where I grew up, there was a men's clothing store that went out of business once a year.

Isn't there a Perisan rug store in Tulsa that's been going out of business for years?
 
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2018, 01:59:44 pm »

I wouldn't worry, I'm sure they will find enough Rubles to stay in business.


They send out notices similar to that all the time.  I have always thought that Carry Guard insurance was just ridiculous - I ain't ever gonna do that - it did provide some income though.    Oh, well, I guess I will have to send them a couple bucks now just so they can settled down a little bit.   They have been seriously studying the Oral Roberts organization and how that was operated in previous times.   The histrionics and wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth is very much in the OR vein.

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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2018, 07:36:26 pm »


The NRA has a long history of fear mongering as a means to drive up donations and membership, so I take this with a grain of salt. "We may go out of business" could be nothing more than another fund raising ploy.

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/nra-financial-trouble-706371/

One of the main reasons I never joined.
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2018, 12:35:03 pm »

One of the main reasons I never joined.


Excuses...  you didn't join because you didn't believe in their mission enough to join.  

I am in a bad position here - I feel the mission is important, and believe in that explicitly.  The problems I have with the NRA have become dramatically highlighted with their latest choice for President - a convicted felon who was the direct causative agent in the massacre of a large number of people in Central America - tens of thousands - including several Priests and Nuns - Oliver North.  This just is the logical extension of the RWRE work to exalt criminal actions of Reagan's regime and turn Oliver North into a "Great American Hero..."  According to the Hannity Slime Machine, anyway.  Intelligent, thinking people don't go along with that.

Even as whacked out as Charleton Heston got in his later years, it was still not as obnoxious as this crap.  At least he wasn't a criminal responsible for the murder of



Sidebar about Iran-Contra;

One event from Newsweek by Frank Wohl, an admirer of the fascists....

According to former Contra leader Edgar Chamorro, CIA trainers also gave Contra soldiers large knives. "A commando knife [was given], and our people, everybody wanted to have a knife like that, to kill people, to cut their throats".  In 1985 Newsweek published a series of photos taken by Frank Wohl, a conservative student admirer traveling with the Contras, entitled "Execution in the Jungle":

"The victim dug his own grave, scooping the dirt out with his hands... He crossed himself. Then a contra executioner knelt and rammed a k-bar knife into his throat. A second enforcer stabbed at his jugular, then his abdomen. When the corpse was finally still, the contras threw dirt over the shallow grave ó and walked away."


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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2018, 01:40:46 pm »


Excuses...  you didn't join because you didn't believe in their mission enough to join.  

I am in a bad position here - I feel the mission is important, and believe in that explicitly.  The problems I have with the NRA have become dramatically highlighted with their latest choice for President - a convicted felon who was the direct causative agent in the massacre of a large number of people in Central America - tens of thousands - including several Priests and Nuns - Oliver North.  This just is the logical extension of the RWRE work to exalt criminal actions of Reagan's regime and turn Oliver North into a "Great American Hero..."  According to the Hannity Slime Machine, anyway.  Intelligent, thinking people don't go along with that.

Even as whacked out as Charleton Heston got in his later years, it was still not as obnoxious as this crap.  At least he wasn't a criminal responsible for the murder of



Sidebar about Iran-Contra;

One event from Newsweek by Frank Wohl, an admirer of the fascists....

According to former Contra leader Edgar Chamorro, CIA trainers also gave Contra soldiers large knives. "A commando knife [was given], and our people, everybody wanted to have a knife like that, to kill people, to cut their throats".  In 1985 Newsweek published a series of photos taken by Frank Wohl, a conservative student admirer traveling with the Contras, entitled "Execution in the Jungle":

"The victim dug his own grave, scooping the dirt out with his hands... He crossed himself. Then a contra executioner knelt and rammed a k-bar knife into his throat. A second enforcer stabbed at his jugular, then his abdomen. When the corpse was finally still, the contras threw dirt over the shallow grave ó and walked away."

The NRA went off the rails in '77.   I was 14 in '77, and already the proud owner (gifted from my father) of more than one firearm.  I joined several hunting and fishing organizations over the years, but always thought the NRA was "just a little too far out there" for me, even back then.   Today it is a shadow of its former self, and not worthy of participation by a rational person.

   
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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2018, 01:58:20 pm »

On the subject of gun control advocacy....

http://thefederalist.com/2018/08/13/former-gun-control-candidate-charged-shooting-campaign-treasurer/
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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2018, 02:25:44 pm »




Sounds about right - the most rabid anti-gunners are always the most hypocritical.  As in Rosy McDonnell....

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« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2018, 02:36:15 pm »

The NRA went off the rails in '77.   I was 14 in '77, and already the proud owner (gifted from my father) of more than one firearm.  I joined several hunting and fishing organizations over the years, but always thought the NRA was "just a little too far out there" for me, even back then.   Today it is a shadow of its former self, and not worthy of participation by a rational person.

    



I have mentioned a couple times around here that the NRA may be a little too far out, but sometimes ya gotta fight crazy with crazy.  And the anti-gunners are even more crazy than NRA.

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