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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Reply Hazy, Ask Again Later

Predicting the future is hard!

As if to prove what I said earlier:

The Florida Department of Children and Families was tipped off about Cruz after he cut his arms on a Snapchat video and indicated that he planned to buy a gun, according to the Sun-Sentinel. The department even visited Cruz and questioned him before eventually determining that he “was at a low risk of harming himself or others.”
The future is really hard to predict:

“We did. Time and time again. Since [the accused shooter] was in middle school,” [Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez] replied. The accused gunman, Nikolas Cruz, 19, had been reported previously to the FBI.

“Those talking about how we should have not ostracized him, you didn’t know this kid! OK?” she shouted. “We did. We know that they are claiming that there are mental health issues, and I am not a psychologist, but we need to pay attention to the fact that this is not just a mental health issue.”

“He wouldn’t have harmed that many students with a knife,” Gonzalez added.
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“If the president wants to come up to me and tell me to my face that it was a terrible tragedy, and how it should never have happened, and maintain telling us how nothing is going to be done about it, I’m going to happily ask him how much money he received from the National Rifle Association,” Gonzalez said, sparking cheers and applause.

“To every politician who is taking donations from the NRA, shame on you!” she added. A chant started up among those gathered: “Shame on you!”
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“Politicians who sit in their gilded House and Senate seats funded by the NRA telling us nothing could have been done to prevent this: We call BS!” Gonzalez said.

Probably another reason the POTUS is tweeting up a storm this morning.

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