Goblin shark (Mitsukurina owstoni)
The goblin shark is a rare, poorly understood species of deep-sea shark. Sometimes called a “living fossil”, it is the only extant representative of the family Mitsukurinidae, a lineage some 125 million years old. Various anatomical features of the goblin shark, such as its flabby body and small fins, suggest that it is sluggish in nature. The goblin shark has been caught in all three major oceans, indicating a wide global distribution.
John Oliver: ‘Our Drug Laws Seem a Little Draconian and a Lot Racist’
Clocking in at nearly 18 minutes, the comedian’s recent segment on the broken prison system could be one of his most inspired rants yet. Touching on everything from prison privatization to the inherent racism in the legal system to the fact that America has the “greatest number of prisoners of any country in the world” (an amount equivalent to the size of Slovenia’s entire population), John Oliver doesn’t hesitate to talk about “fact[s] that need to be spoken.”
This time, the “Last Week Tonight” host even got the help of America’s favorite Muppets to drive home his incredibly important point.
What if we had laws that everyone had to have a gun?
We do have a education restriction, it’s called expensive and testing for qualifications. So okay we’ll raise the price, demand training, and certification, Remember UPS shooting in April.
Wait, so there’s expenses and testing in order to receive public education now? I have no earthly idea what you are going on about. What does a UPS shooting have to do with this video?
Watch the Video. He talked about restricting access to education, prices ARE restricting access and in order to advance in education you must be certified. The UPS shooting was in a town that tried to make gun ownership mandatory. The Law was a flop, but it did mean access and open carrying would NOT be questioned.
Watch the video? I posted the video Frank. What prices are you talking about? There are no prices or certification for public education. Every child has access and the taxpayer fits the bill.
If you are talking about the shooting at FedEx facility in Kennesaw, GA, the “mandatory” gun law has been around since 1982. The town has seen a very low crime rate since its implementation and owning a gun isn’t actually mandatory. Just because one nut, in the span of the 30+ years the law has been in place, opened fire on coworkers doesn’t make the law a failure. This can be applied to all gun control argument in general though.
Bolded for emphasis. This is exactly the issue I have with people who jockey for increased gun control.
Just about any number you cite about crimes committed with guns that are legal under the current laws is going to be minuscule compared to the number of completely legal, law abiding gun owners whose rights and freedoms you want to restrict because of the actions of a few bad seeds
Fine. Let’s make guns a mandatory thing. Let’s allow them at schools, office buildings, in courts. Let’s give them to everyone. The blind, the homeless, and to convicted felons—after they’re out of jail—I mean, giving them guns in prison would be crazy right?! Hell I’m sure the law makers would agree with you, and the courts too, right?
For those who did not watch the video (though you should) what the man in the video is asking for is for there to be gun mandatory zones and for kids to have to take a class—or be taught by their parents—how to shoot a gun. If they don’t pass the class they do not advance in school. This all at a young age. All classes would, of course, be regulated by the government. His argument is: we don’t limit the type of people we let into places like schools and gun ownership shouldn’t be treated differently.
But the thing is we do in the case of schools.
I don’t know if a lot of people know this, but you have to go through a mountain of paperwork to become a certified teacher. As in: multiple background checks, a shit ton of references, and AT LEAST one fingerprinting (and all that goes along with fingerprinting, i.e. more background checks) at the end. It’s hard. My mother’s fingerprints got lost by the school district once and she was worried she’d get in some serious trouble. They do all this because they want the kids safe. They don’t want there to be convicted felons on the school grounds.
Let me tell you what would happen if all the stuff the man in the video is asking for came to pass:
1) The lawmakers would put a loophole in the bill that would say that guns couldn’t be on government property.
I don’t care how sympathetic you think they are to your cause, they known better than to allow guns.
2) Crime would go up.
I’m taking anything from petty crimes to manslaughter. People get angry. People get drunk. People become unable to filter their emotions and it all spills over. If we have gun mandatory zones and someone gets pissed you can damn well bet that a gun is going off.
Think about it. You’d be giving guns to racists, homophobes, or really anyone who’s alive and carries a grudge. You’re lying if you don’t think some idiot with a gun isn’t going to try and kill someone from a background that they hate. Imagine abortion clinics. Good grief you wouldn’t need to outlaw abortion because no one would ever feel safe walking into a clinic again.
And while some may think that’s good, think about this: the country would no longer be free. It’d be run off of fear and paranoia. At a certain point we’d all start to fear we were going to be shot in the street, and then try to shoot first.
Many civilized countries have gun control. Most notably, Australia. They have the strictest gun control laws and, consequently, lower crime rates. Yes the government controls them, but the government would also be in control of your guns if you mandated gun ownership.
I know one argument is that good people with guns will stop the bad, but a) that’s not always the case and b) they shouldn’t have to.
I applaud y’alls will to see the good in people and to think that allowing everyone to have guns isn’t going to come back to bite us in the ass, but we need to be rational here.
Even if only one person died from this law, which is the best case scenario I can think of, that would still be one human life.
Guns as defined in the 2nd amendment are ok, by me. The founding fathers, the man in the video kept referring to, had muskets. Not machine guns.
You can make your argument sure, but update it. If you want to have laws that allow you to carry any type of gun, stop hiding behind the 2nd amendment and tell us pro-gun controllers what you really want: to amend the constitution so you can carry your toy.
My latest project.
Season 4, episode 8
Eva Green / Photographed by Fabrice Dall’Anese / During “Cannes Film Festival” / For Vanity Fair May 2014
Kigurumi Tutorial by DiruLiCiouS
View the full tutorial here:
Zuhair Murad Haute Couture F/W 2011-2012
Cross stitch pattern PDF - Cute bunny in purple and green. $4.00, via Etsy.
I made these antelope-ish horns in a little under 3 hours, and that was with a lot of breaks! These could realistically be done in probably an hour if you speed up drying time. All of the stuff you’ll need to make them you probably already have at home! Photo tutorial is here!
OK so the ingredients you will need:
- tin foil
- tissue paper (like the wrapping kind; get it from the dollar store)
- regular glue or Modge Podge
- hot glue gun and sticks
- larger paint brush (for smearing on glue) and a detail brush
- primer/base coat and paint
- plastic headband WITH EXISTING HOLES (Target has them in 2-packs for cheap)
- x4 2-inch screws
Check out the link above for step-by-step photos.
#’they went to space’ he thinks#these creatures of flesh and bone and blood and fragile nerves and paper skin went into the vastness#with only a metal shell and a boundless hope#they wrote poems about the stars for ten thousand years#dreamed of soaring with them: something angels do effortlessly#’angels’ he thinks ‘have never built a spaceship’#they have never had to build a bridge or dam a river or dig the stones from a field to plant their crops#they have never had to learn from bruises and skinned knees#it makes him think of anna#the lessons she gained as a human child#a sense of fairness from being picked last at softball#a sense of grief from finding a baby bird fallen from its nest#all children dream of space at least once#even anna#and now even castiel#dreaming of touching the sky as only humans can#in their imperfect climb to heaven (via robotmango)