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#1 steveTA84

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 10:42 AM



Because muh gun violence.

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Citing gun violence, the University of Virginia has canceled the 21-gun salute portion of its Veterans Day ceremony, an annual tradition that dates back at least a decade.

In a statement posted to social media on Saturday, university President James Ryan stated the reason was two-fold: to minimize disruptions to classes, given that this event is located at the juncture of four primary academic buildings and is held at a time that classes are in session; and second, recognizing concerns related to firing weapons on the Grounds in light of gun violence that has happened across our nation, especially on school and university campuses.

According to the local ABC news affiliate WHSV, the annual ceremony marks the conclusion of a 24-hour vigil by ROTC cadets and has included the 21-gun salute for more than a decade, but the decision to nix the salute was made by the provosts office in conjunction with the colonel of UVAs ROTC program.


Cant even honor the dead that served correctly anymore

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 11:39 AM

It's very, very sad, indeed!



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Posted 11 November 2019 - 11:52 AM

I am surprised they did not openly express hatred to the military
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Posted 11 November 2019 - 12:07 PM

I'm surprised they aren't calling for a chicken sandwich ban after the sudden spike in Popeye's Chicken Sandwich violence.

 

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 12:24 PM

Death by a thousand cuts. The conspiracy against gun rights is wide and deep. Billionaires, politicians, schools and churches along with Moms. The erosion is continuous and relentless.

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 01:18 PM

If you mention Popeye's Chicken your a racist... 


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Posted 11 November 2019 - 02:15 PM

I am surprised they did not openly express hatred to the military

 

The leftists can't say what they truly feel about America and our military, so they take it out on firearms instead.  More politically correct that way...


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Posted 11 November 2019 - 03:43 PM

Pure unadulterated liberalism in action.



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Posted 11 November 2019 - 03:53 PM

Death by a thousand cuts. The conspiracy against gun rights is wide and deep. Billionaires, politicians, schools and churches along with Moms. The erosion is continuous and relentless.

 

They're succeeding since I just saw a poll about the top 5 issues in America in regards to the presidential election and "mass shootings" was number 2.



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Posted 11 November 2019 - 04:42 PM

I heard about that! Nothing but pure stupidity and indoctrination. Someone needs to be fired



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Posted 11 November 2019 - 05:49 PM

Commies 

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 07:11 PM

So much for Virginia showing the respect our great Veterans deserve. Especially on Veterans day. Thank you to all who served.

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 08:48 PM

What a bunch of bull....

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 09:38 PM

Big question is why wasn't the school closed for the holiday? SIU was closed along with all the public schools. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 10:29 AM

The irony is that the 21 gun salute was originally a gesture of peace - ships clearing their cannons to show they were not hostile.
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Posted 12 November 2019 - 12:09 PM

The irony is that the 21 gun salute was originally a gesture of peace - ships clearing their cannons to show they were not hostile.

 

You know that the history and thus the irony is lost on idiots who are prejudiced against self-protection and firearms, right?


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 04:16 PM

 

The irony is that the 21 gun salute was originally a gesture of peace - ships clearing their cannons to show they were not hostile.

 

You know that the history and thus the irony is lost on idiots who are prejudiced against self-protection and firearms, right?

 

 

I find that in regards to History most liberals don't have a clue.

 

Want to really get them going, explain to them that minimum wage is an idea born from racism and the same racist ideals that birthed it apply today as well meaning it's literally still racist idea.


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Posted 18 November 2019 - 11:36 AM

U of V president said “he made a mistake” and that going forward they’ll be doing the 21 gun salute. Nice stunt.....

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 12:24 PM

U of V president said “he made a mistake” and that going forward they’ll be doing the 21 gun salute. Nice stunt.....

Until next year, when the new all-blue government bans firearm salutes. 


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Posted 18 November 2019 - 01:16 PM

If alumni nationwide stopped writing checks in an organized message, this campus crap would miraculously stop.


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