I could offer up my commentary and insight on current events, but it's just too depressing. Hey, you know what? Be respectful and polite to those around you. Don't go out of your way to "push people's buttons." Don't be a jerk. And oh, yeah, don't send mail-bombs to people.
I'm hearing a lot of claims of "Extremist Trump supporter!" from liberals and "False flag!" from conservatives about the mail-bomber. Yeah, about that-- Probably None Of The Above. Mail bombs are notoriously unreliable, in both activation and target selection. Who believes ex-Presidents and Congressthings open their own mail? --Lunatics, that's who. This will turn out to be the work of some kind of a nutjob. Left, Right or Center, what they won't be is an "operative" or a regular member of one party or another. Come on, think this through -- you don't do this sort of thing, I don't do this sort of thing and neither does the schoolteacher who lives down the street and went off to march in Washington in a pink knit hat in 2016.
Normal people don't send explosive packages to other people, even those they loathe; normal people don't send fake explosive packages to people to "game the media," especially when most of the media are their friends anyway. Even most crazed would-be assassins tend to opt for more accurate methods and professionals just plant repugnant pornography on their target's computer or fly in a drone, depending on the desired degree of subtlety.
Paranoia is addictive. Don't smoke that stuff, kids. It's not good for you.
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