Shootings Now Third Leading Cause of Death for U.S. Children

The problem is obvious. We need to relax our gun laws so that all children can open carry to school to defend themselves against guns. (Did I get that NRA logic right?)

Though we constantly see examples in the news, child gun injuries and deaths may be even more prevalent in the United States than we realized. A study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics showed that an average of 5,790 children in the United States receive emergency room treatment for gun-related injuries each year, and around 21 percent of those injuries are unintentional. The study also found that an average of 1,297 children die annually from gun-related injuries, making guns the third-leading cause of death for children in America (behind illnesses and unintentional injuries like drownings or car crashes). The number is based on data taken from 2012–2014 for children up to the age of 17.

Data on fatal gun deaths were drawn from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Vital Statistics System database, and data on non-fatal gun injuries were from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s National Electronic Injury Surveillance System.

Eric Bolling Suggests Preemptive Strike on North Korea: ‘Are You Willing to Risk Los Angeles?’

There’s always been these types of idiots on the right who think it’s perfectly fine to launch a casual nuke. The scary part is we now have a person in the White House who seems to love this kind of thinking. We are in a dangerous time.

Eric Bolling and the Fox News Specialists led their broadcast Monday with a panel discussion about North Korea moments after news broke about the death of Otto Warmbier, an American student who spent 17 months in a North Korean prison.

And in those first moments after news of the death became public, Bolling questioned whether the United States should launch a military strike against North Korea.

“Thirty minutes is the lead time between firing a missile and Los Angeles. Are you willing to risk Los Angeles?” Bolling said. He added, “It may be time for a preemptive strike.”

Bolling got some pushback from several of the Specialists but stood firm.

Bannon: Press Briefings Increasingly Off-Camera Because ‘Sean Got Fatter’

From Talking Points Memo comes this reasoning from fitness guru Steve Bannon:

White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon said that White House briefings were increasingly being held off-camera because “Sean got fatter,” referring to White House press secretary Sean Spicer, The Atlantic reported Tuesday.

According to The Atlantic’s Rosie Gray, to whom Bannon made the comment via text message, he did not respond to a follow-up question.

The White House has faced criticism for increasingly holding press briefings off-camera and prohibiting audio recording for some briefings.

“Make no mistake about what we are all witnessing,” CNN’s Jim Acosta wrote on Twitter Monday, after a press briefing in which audiovisual recording devices of any kind were barred. “This is a WH that is stonewalling the news media. Hiding behind no camera/no audio gaggles.”

He added on-air, referring to questions about President Donald Trump’s vague warning to fired FBI Director James Comey that he might have taped their conversations: “The White House is refusing to answer those questions on camera, or in any kind of fashion where we can record the audio. My guess is because they want their evasive answers not saved for posterity.”

Pizza Flavored Ice Cream


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Can I judge this without tasting it?

Little Baby’s Pizza ice cream contains crushed tomatoes, crushed red pepper, oregano, raw garlic paste, basil and salt, Circa reported.

The taste is surprisingly subtle and smooth, Circa’s Shaun Mir said. Some even grab a hot slice nearby and eat it à la mode,