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Oliver North Blames School Shootings On Ritalin
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Miloch
2018-05-20 22:11:35 UTC
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The incoming NRA president, who once promoted a violent video game, also cited a
“culture of violence.”

Just two days after a young man opened fire on his classmates and teachers at a
high school in Santa Fe, Texas, the National Rifle Association’s incoming
president, Oliver North, blamed Ritalin and a “culture of violence.”

On “Fox News Sunday,” the controversial Iran-Contra figure told host Chris
Wallace that the solution for the increasing number of school shootings ¯ there
have been 22 so far in 2018, by one count ¯ is not gun control.

“We’re trying like the dickens to treat the symptoms without treating the
disease,” he said.

“And the disease in this case isn’t the Second Amendment. The disease is
youngsters who are steeped in a culture of violence,” he said. “They’ve been
drugged in many cases. Nearly all of these perpetrators are male. ... Many of
these young boys have been on Ritalin since they were in kindergarten.”

North’s comments on Sunday echoed those made by President Donald Trump after the
Sandy Hook shooting in December 2012. Following the shooting, Trump tweeted
about violent video games and the “glorification” of violence.

North, a retired Marine whose role in the Iran-Contra affair in the 1980s made
him a household name, appeared in ads for the war-centered video game “Call of
Duty: Black Ops II” and has also worked as a consultant for the game.

Other prominent Republicans have blamed violent culture, and not lax gun laws,
in the wake of recent shootings, including Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Ohio
Gov. John Kasich.

North is due to start as NRA president in the coming weeks.




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super70s
2018-05-21 00:12:52 UTC
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The incoming NRA president, who once promoted a violent video game, also
cited a "culture of violence."
Just two days after a young man opened fire on his classmates and teachers at
a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, the National Rifle Association's incoming
president, Oliver North, blamed Ritalin and a "culture of violence."
On "Fox News Sunday," the controversial Iran-Contra figure told host Chris
Wallace that the solution for the increasing number of school shootings
there have been 22 so far in 2018, by one count is not gun control.
"We're trying like the dickens to treat the symptoms without treating the
disease," he said.
"And the disease in this case isn't the Second Amendment. The disease is
youngsters who are steeped in a culture of violence," he said. "They've been
drugged in many cases. Nearly all of these perpetrators are male. ... Many of
these young boys have been on Ritalin since they were in kindergarten."
Oliver North strikes me as someone who has been heavily medicated
throughout his entire life.
Post by Miloch
North, a retired Marine whose role in the Iran-Contra affair in the 1980s
made him a household name, appeared in ads for the war-centered video game
"Call of Duty: Black Ops II" and has also worked as a consultant for the game.
Maybe now that he's head of the NRA they can sponsor a new game called
"Call of Duty: High School Teacher."
Gronk
2018-05-21 05:22:50 UTC
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5b018dece4b0a046186d22be
The incoming NRA president, who once promoted a violent video game, also
cited a "culture of violence."
Just two days after a young man opened fire on his classmates and teachers at
a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, the National Rifle Association's incoming
president, Oliver North, blamed Ritalin and a "culture of violence."
On "Fox News Sunday," the controversial Iran-Contra figure told host Chris
Wallace that the solution for the increasing number of school shootings
there have been 22 so far in 2018, by one count is not gun control.
"We're trying like the dickens to treat the symptoms without treating the
disease," he said.
"And the disease in this case isn't the Second Amendment. The disease is
youngsters who are steeped in a culture of violence," he said. "They've been
drugged in many cases. Nearly all of these perpetrators are male. ... Many of
these young boys have been on Ritalin since they were in kindergarten."
Oliver North strikes me as someone who has been heavily medicated
throughout his entire life.
"When I can't stop fiddlin'
I just takes me ritalin
I'm poppin' and sailin', man!" - bart simpson

Haven't seen any reports that Pagourtzis was on ritalin. Looks like
Iran Contra Boy pulled this one out of his ass. The NRA chose well.
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Post by Miloch
North, a retired Marine whose role in the Iran-Contra affair in the 1980s
made him a household name, appeared in ads for the war-centered video game
"Call of Duty: Black Ops II" and has also worked as a consultant for the game.
Maybe now that he's head of the NRA they can sponsor a new game called
"Call of Duty: High School Teacher."
oh good one!
None of the Above
2018-05-21 07:30:59 UTC
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Post by Miloch
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5b018dece4b0a046186d22be
The incoming NRA president, who once promoted a violent video game, also
cited a "culture of violence."
Just two days after a young man opened fire on his classmates and teachers at
a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, the National Rifle Association's incoming
president, Oliver North, blamed Ritalin and a "culture of violence."
On "Fox News Sunday," the controversial Iran-Contra figure told host Chris
Wallace that the solution for the increasing number of school shootings
there have been 22 so far in 2018, by one count is not gun control.
"We're trying like the dickens to treat the symptoms without treating the
disease," he said.
"And the disease in this case isn't the Second Amendment. The disease is
youngsters who are steeped in a culture of violence," he said. "They've been
drugged in many cases. Nearly all of these perpetrators are male. ... Many of
these young boys have been on Ritalin since they were in kindergarten."
Oliver North strikes me as someone who has been heavily medicated
throughout his entire life.
"When I can't stop fiddlin'
I just takes me ritalin
I'm poppin' and sailin', man!" - bart simpson
Haven't seen any reports that Pagourtzis was on ritalin. Looks like
Iran Contra Boy pulled this one out of his ass. The NRA chose well.
I would be interested in seeing this investigated more carefully,
looking at all the school killers. Behavior altering medications are
all the rage these days, and all you have to do is watch any TV drug
ad to hear that one possible side effect of a drug for any condition
is 'worsening of that condition'

Go back a few decades - schools were there; kids were there; guns were
even more readily available - so what has changed to so vastly
increase these incidents?
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Post by Miloch
North, a retired Marine whose role in the Iran-Contra affair in the 1980s
made him a household name, appeared in ads for the war-centered video game
"Call of Duty: Black Ops II" and has also worked as a consultant for the game.
Maybe now that he's head of the NRA they can sponsor a new game called
"Call of Duty: High School Teacher."
oh good one!
Not really.

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