In a stunning upset, Vladimir Vladimirovich …
Let me get this straight the “Real ‘Mericans” think that we would be better off with a foreign born autocrat? Read this and then try and tell me that the dislike of Obama is about anything but race. THese are the same people who refer to the Civil War as the ‘War of Northern Aggression’ and think it had nothing to do with slavery.
How could anyone take ‘leaders’ like this even remotely seriously? Really, I challenge all of my conservative friends to come up with a remotely reasonable defense of this.
Almost zero — that’s the number of gun homicides per year in Japan. Given the mounds of red-tape a person must hack through to own a gun, owning a firearm in the country is almost unheard of.
Compiled data shows Japan as the third lowest in terms of gun-related deaths per 100,000 people.
Given the staunch consequences, even the country’s mafia-like Yakuza gang usually forgoes guns — the few exceptions tend to make national headlines. Today, Japan is making headlines for its continued success in keeping the rate of gun homicides amazingly low.
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Yeah, too bad it’s in our cultural DNA to shoot each other and we are too damn scared to try and change.
(Source: policymic, via laughterkey)
This is the real tipping point. Because once government gets its hands on that sweet sweet tax revenue there is no going back.
Why would a government voluntarily give up that revenue in exchange for having to spend more on policing the product? This is what legalization really means, and how it will eventually spread.
Just like alcohol, tobacco, gambling, lotteries, marijuana will become too tempting of a revenue stream for governments to resist. There will always be the moral reasons to try and prohibit the use, but in the face of the flip side I just don’t think that view will last long.
I am not advocating the use of marijuana, I don’t use it, nor do I drink, smoke tobacco, or gamble. But I don’t think any of those things should be prohibited either. And if you truly favor limited government you would agree.
IKEA stores now populate the suburbs of America. They spring up wherever there is enough space to hold their gargantuan facilities. Why are they so popular? Price is one factor, but also there’s something called the IKEA Effect: You value something that you build more than something you buy ready-made.
What’s behind the IKEA Effect?
Very interesting read.
Good read, I know that there is more than a small measure of satisfaction in being able to point to an object and say “I built that”. And there are precious few things in our current culture where we can say that.