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Being Alone, America, and Anaconda: asic KOSHER DILL SPEARS 2924 8 924 1 <p><a href="http://therevenantrising.tumblr.com/post/135827422115/garregret-therevenantrising-garregret" class="tumblr_blog">therevenantrising</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://garregret.tumblr.com/post/135810589826">garregret</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://therevenantrising.tumblr.com/post/135540905500">therevenantrising</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://garregret.tumblr.com/post/135517237536">garregret</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://therevenantrising.tumblr.com/post/135479826270">therevenantrising</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://pushingpin.tumblr.com/post/135479128813">pushingpin</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://jingle-brrrrt.tumblr.com/post/135448815816">jingle-brrrrt</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://metal-queer-solid.tumblr.com/post/134386190976">metal-queer-solid</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://0122358.tumblr.com/post/134383153016">0122358</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://therevenantrising.tumblr.com/post/134381412470">therevenantrising</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://shelovespiano.tumblr.com/post/134380537619">shelovespiano</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kaisernighthawk1996.tumblr.com/post/134342240504">kaisernighthawk1996</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://feels-by-the-foot.tumblr.com/post/134299613814">feels-by-the-foot</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://therevenantrising.tumblr.com/post/134299542770">therevenantrising</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://neuroxin.tumblr.com/post/134298026257">neuroxin</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://pizzaotter.tumblr.com/post/134294057737">pizzaotter</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://madmints.tumblr.com/post/134293259422">madmints</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://pizzaotter.tumblr.com/post/134280963537">pizzaotter</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://bolt-carrier-assembly.tumblr.com/post/133694853738">bolt-carrier-assembly</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://therevenantrising.tumblr.com/post/133689796940">therevenantrising</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://therevenantrising.tumblr.com/post/133689234535">therevenantrising</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Mak N Cheese<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Not to be confused with Mac N Cheese.</p> <figure data-orig-width="3264" data-orig-height="1840" class="tmblr-full"><img data-orig-width="3264" data-orig-height="1840" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/49bb53d1810cdc4a6c5f1fa9e40355ae/tumblr_inline_ny6xsoZgNT1sh8jq3_540.jpg"/></figure></blockquote> <p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1802" data-orig-width="3246"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e723085af378cad726af085c2220068f/tumblr_inline_ny72aotJ7s1r4zl7m_540.jpg" data-orig-height="1802" data-orig-width="3246"/></figure></p> <p>Also in the Big Mac variety</p> </blockquote> <p>WhY do you people have automatic weapons</p> </blockquote> <p>Even if they are automatic (which they most likely aren’t), why does it matter to you?</p> </blockquote> <p>Look at all these gun nuts coming out the woodwork cause I asked why people randomly have automatic weapons on cheese</p> </blockquote> <p>Gun obsession is so fucking gross. There is no valid logical rational reason why any normal US citizen should own a machine literally designed for no other purpose than to kill human beings. Do not try to give some weak ass justification when “because I like them” is all it actually fucking boils down to. A disgustingly huge amount of people are DYING to these things every month, just trying to go about their normal lives. That trumps your ill-chosen hobby. </p> <p>There is no solution better than the one that several European countries and the Australians have proven works, anything else is a less-effective compromise so that you, again, can get off on owning a literal killing machine.</p> </blockquote> <p>This was supposed to be a light-hearted and fun joke post, but fine.  Let’s do this.<br/></p> <h2><b>There is no valid logical rational reason why any normal US citizen should own a machine literally designed for no other purpose than to kill human beings.</b></h2> <p>I own several guns and have shot literally thousands of rounds over the last couple of years, yet I haven’t killed or even harmed a single living creature.  Huh…  I guess my guns must be broken since they can’t even fulfill their “only purpose”.</p> <h2> <b>A disgustingly huge amount of people are DYING to these things every month, just trying to go about their normal lives.  That trumps your ill-chosen hobby.</b><br/></h2> <p>Many anti-gun advocates will point out that there were 33,000 people killed by guns in 2013.  While this is a terrible number, we must also put this number into perspective against the grand scheme of things.  There are an estimated 340-370+ MILLION legally owned guns in America, not even including illegal black markets that we cannot effectively track.  This means that, even if we use conservative estimations, literally over 99.99% of the guns in America didn’t kill a single person in 2013.</p> <p>When we look at the big picture, your chances of being harmed by a gun are actually very low.<br/></p> <p><b>Chances of being shot or killed based on firearm deaths and population count:</b></p> <p><b>Death by gun, suicide excluded:</b><br/>0.0032%</p> <p><b>Death by gun, suicide included:</b><br/>0.0095%</p> <p><b>Death in a mass shooting alone:</b><br/>0.000032%</p> <p><b>Injury by gun, no death:</b><br/>0.024%</p> <p><b>Death of injury by gun including suicide:</b><br/>0.033%</p> <p>Gun deaths and injuries etc based off general stats used by anti gun people, rather than exact numbers from each year because its faster and easier to do. Going by exact yearly figures would result in very little change to the average numbers used above.</p> <p><b>Guns compared to other ways you can die:</b></p> <p><b> Unintentional fall deaths:</b></p> <ul><li>Number of deaths: 26,009</li> <li>Deaths per 100,000 population: 8.4</li> </ul><p><b>Motor vehicle traffic deaths:</b></p> <ul><li>Number of deaths: 33,687</li> <li>Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.9</li> </ul><p><b>Unintentional poisoning deaths: </b></p> <ul><li>Number of deaths: 33,041</li> <li>Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.7</li> </ul><p><b>All poisoning deaths:</b></p> <ul><li>Number of deaths: 42,917</li> <li>Deaths per 100,000 population: 13.9</li> </ul><p><b>All Drug poisoning deaths:</b></p> <ul><li>Deaths per 100,000 population: 12.4 (2010)</li></ul><p><b>All firearm deaths (suicide included):</b></p> <ul><li>Number of deaths: 31,672</li> <li>Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.3</li> </ul><p><b>All firearms deaths (suicide excluded):</b></p> <ul><li>Number of deaths: 12,664 <br/></li> <li>Deaths per 100,000 population: 3.6</li> </ul><p><b>Firearm deaths broken down completely:</b></p> <p>3.6 for homicide <br/>6.3 for suicide<br/>0.30 for unintentional <br/>0.10 undetermined</p> <p> 10.3 for deaths total in general of 3.6 for homicide only. You are more likely to trip and die than be killed by a gun. Cars kill more than guns but are not even protected by the constitution and isn’t a right, and are less regulated than guns! </p> <p> <i>[Sources are <a href="https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-8">FBI</a> and <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr61/nvsr61_06.pdf">CDC</a>]</i></p> <p>Many people will also cite mass shootings as a reason that guns are evil and should be banned, but this assertion also falls flat and looks ridiculous when put into perspective.  While these stories draw media attention and are absolutely horrible, you seem to have casually and conveniently left out the part where these attacks account for less than even one quarter of 1% of America’s overall murder rate.  About 0.2% to be more exact.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="317" data-orig-width="500"><img data-orig-height="317" data-orig-width="500" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/bc45a6b149582a24ee012977c76ca402/tumblr_inline_nynm1mUXyB1sh8jq3_540.jpg"/></figure><p>Now, let’s compare this, how often guns are used to harm innocent lives, to how often guns are used to protect innocent lives.</p> <p>Guns help protect innocent lives FAR MORE OFTEN than they help to harm innocent lives.   There are literally hundreds of thousands of defensive gun uses in this country alone every single year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/category/defensivegunuseoftheday/">http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/category/defensivegunuseoftheday/</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cdc-study-use-firearms-self-defense-important-crime-deterrent">http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cdc-study-use-firearms-self-defense-important-crime-deterrent</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cdc-study-use-firearms-self-defense-important-crime-deterrent">http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cdc-study-use-firearms-self-defense-important-crime-deterrent</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/02/defensive-gun-ownership-gary-kleck-response-115082.html#.VcYed_lRK1w">http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/02/defensive-gun-ownership-gary-kleck-response-115082.html#.VcYed_lRK1w</a></p> <p>Quite simply put, guns save innocent lives.  And they do so far more often than they hurt them.  When guns are harming more innocent lives than they are protecting, it could be argued that it might make sense to further limit guns.</p> <p>But for now, it’s not even close.  Moving on…<br/></p> <h2><b>There is no solution better than the one that several European countries and the Australians have proven works, anything else is a less-effective compromise so that you, again, can get off on owning a literal killing machine.</b></h2> <p>Sorry, but strict gun control has been an absolute failure in both Australia, The UK, and everywhere else it has tried.  It has done nothing to effectively reduce murder, violent crime, suicide, or even gun violence rates.  It has done nothing to achieve its desired goal of creating a safer society.  It is, and always will be, a complete failure.</p> <p><b>Australia:</b></p> <p><i>[this segment brought to you by <a href="http://lee-enfeel.tumblr.com">lee-enfeel</a>]</i><br/></p> <p><a href="http://www.news.com.au/national/is-australia-staring-down-the-barrel-of-a-gun-crisis/story-fncynjr2-1226690018325">People die Australia as a result of firearms violence at almost the same rate they did prior to the firearms act</a>, and some sources state that more than a quarter million illicit firearms exist in Australia currently.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/productsbytitle/9C85BD1298C075EACA2568A900139342?OpenDocument">total firearms death rate in 1995 </a>- the year before the massacre and the laws introduced - was 2.6 per 100,000 people. The total firearms murder rate that year was 0.3/100,000. From 1980-1995, Australian firearms deaths dropped from 4.9/100,000-2.6/100,000 without the implementation of firearms laws. This is a rate of decline that has remained fairly constant; Looking at 1996-2014, in which the rate has dropped from 2.6-0.86, it shows that the decline has been slower in a longer period of time since the law’s passing. Likewise, homicides declined more quickly in the 15 years prior to the firearms laws (0.8-0.3) than in the 18 years since it (0.3-0.1). This just indicates that firearms deaths haven’t been noticeably affected by the legislation you’ve claimed has done so much to decrease gun crime. <br/></p> <p>It should also be noted that around the same time, New Zealand experienced a similar mass shooting, but did not change their existing firearms laws, which remain fairly lax; even moreso than some American states like California, New York, or Connecticut. Despite this, their firearms crime rate has declined fairly steadily as well, and they haven’t experienced a mass shooting since.</p> <p>The <i>“australia banned guns and now they’re fine”</i> argument is really old and really poorly put together. Gun control is little more than a pink band-aid on the sucking chest wound that is America’s social and economic problems. It’s a ‘quick fix’ issue used by politicians to skirt around solving the roots of the violence problem in the United States, which are primarily poverty, lack of opportunities, and lack of education.</p> <p>You could ban guns tomorrow nationwide and gun violence and overall violent crime would not be reduced at all.</p> <p><i>[this segment brought to you by <a href="http://tmblr.co/m9F_132GzodNt-UaipnK67g">cerebralzero</a>]</i></p> <p>In 2005 the head of the New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, Don Weatherburn,<sup><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Australia#cite_note-37">[37]</a></sup> noted that the level of legal gun ownership in NSW increased in recent years, and that the 1996 legislation had had little to no effect on violence</p> <p>In 2006, the lack of a measurable effect from the 1996 firearms legislation was reported in the British Journal of Criminology. Using ARIMA analysis, Dr Jeanine Baker and Dr Samara McPhedran found no evidence for an impact of the laws on homicide.<sup><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Australia#cite_note-40">[40]</a></sup></p> <p>A study coauthored by Simon Chapman <b>found declines in firearm‐related deaths before the law reforms</b> accelerated after the reforms for total firearm deaths (p=0.04), firearm suicides (p=0.007) and firearm homicides (p=0.15), but not for the smallest category of unintentional firearm deaths, which increased.<sup><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Australia#cite_note-43">[43]</a></sup></p> <p>Subsequently, a study by McPhedran and Baker compared the incidence of mass shootings in <b>Australia and New Zealand</b>. Data were standardised to a rate per 100,000 people, to control for differences in population size between the countries and mass shootings before and after 1996/1997 were compared between countries. <b>That study found that in the period 1980–1996, both countries experienced mass shootings. The rate did not differ significantly between countries. Since 1996-1997, neither country has experienced a mass shooting event despite the continued availability of semi-automatic longarms in New Zealand</b>. The authors conclude that “the hypothesis that Australia’s prohibition of certain types of firearms explains the absence of mass shootings in that country since 1996 does not appear to be supported… if civilian access to certain types of firearms explained the occurrence of mass shootings in Australia (and conversely, if prohibiting such firearms explains the absence of mass shootings), then New Zealand (a country that still allows the ownership of such firearms) would have continued to experience mass shooting events.”<sup><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Australia#cite_note-44">[44]</a></sup></p> <figure data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="261" class="tmblr-full"><img data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="261" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/cdc45e76a09651676eab1f058341110c/tumblr_inline_nynm84pBjF1sh8jq3_500.gif"/></figure><p>We see the same trend in The UK.</p> <figure data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="373" class="tmblr-full"><img data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="373" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/bf599e784e9963b91a4e4f245fed90f5/tumblr_inline_nynm9wKrKT1sh8jq3_540.png"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="458" data-orig-height="366" class="tmblr-full"><img data-orig-width="458" data-orig-height="366" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/279f61b9c596b97badd4bc465cc46b60/tumblr_inline_nynm9zWkxr1sh8jq3_540.png"/></figure><p>And Ireland and Jamaica…</p> <figure data-orig-width="453" data-orig-height="714" class="tmblr-full"><img data-orig-width="453" data-orig-height="714" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4914c912d5690b40a382b90cf18c646f/tumblr_inline_nynmakqIup1sh8jq3_540.jpg"/></figure><p>And on and on and on…  Gun control simply does not create a safer society and often times actually has the opposite effect.</p> <p>At this point I should also probably point out that Australia’s gun laws have not even reduced gun ownership in Australia.  <a href="http://louderwithcrowder.com/australian-gun-ownership-rises-gun-crime-remains-low-america-still-at-fault/">In fact, gun ownership in Australia is actually higher now than in 1996.</a></p> <p>All of these inconvenient facts aside, we haven’t even touched on the cost of implementing Australian style gun control in America.</p> <p>I keep hearing people say that the US should adopt Australia’s gun control policy and I don’t think they have really thought about the big picture of that plan.</p> <p>Australia had far less guns per person and people in their country did not live in a society that was brought up respecting The 2nd Amendment.  The culture of Australia is very different than that of the culture of America when it comes to gun ownership and self defense.</p> <p>Because of this, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_buyback_program#Australia">the Australian government was able to buy back 631,000 guns at the estimated price of about <b>$500,000,000.</b></a>  You read that correctly, <b>500 MILLION</b>.</p> <p><a href="http://cerebralzero.tumblr.com/tagged/australia">And even after all of that, it still did nothing to prevent violent crime and criminals in Australia still have access to illegal guns, </a>despite being an island country that isn’t bordered by other countries with high violent crime rates and rampant with illegal drug cartels.<br/></p> <p>There are over 360,000,000 legally owned firearms in America.  If we go by Australia’s numbers (<b>$792.39 per gun</b>), these guns would cost our government <b>$285,261,489,698.89</b> to buy back.  Almost <b>300 BILLION dollars</b>, assuming that every gun owner voluntarily turns in their guns…  Which is a very slim to nothing chance.</p> <p>Who’s going to pay for that?  Anti-gunners?  I think not.</p> <p>So, in closing, you want America to put in place gun legislation that will cost the country hundreds of billions of dollars <b>AND </b>has already been proven time and time again to be completely ineffective at protecting innocent lives or creating a safer society?</p> <p>Seems pretty silly.</p> <h2>Get dunked on, nerd.</h2> <figure data-orig-width="250" data-orig-height="188"><img data-orig-width="250" data-orig-height="188" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/36a75ffd7a3ce392092201d3769d443e/tumblr_inline_nynmeusS661sh8jq3_500.gif"/></figure></blockquote> <p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="281" data-orig-width="500" data-tumblr-attribution="eonline:S4A57ljapSvQXLPM7Jsomg:ZCTZKx1sDpydf"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/5b521c18948099c6594a510905c6dfe9/tumblr_nt8sq3NZGm1qlgbzbo1_500.gif" data-orig-height="281" data-orig-width="500"/></figure></p> </blockquote> <p>Teehee, Mac ‘n’ cheese</p> </blockquote> <p>Would make it clear that a gv’t buyback has never been on the table. Also, cars are registered, which is reasonable. Gun shows have too many loopholes. America has a specific culture that is unique when it comes to guns. Not sure anything we do will make people feel truly safe, but reasonable measures are worth a try. Thorough background checks are reasonable. Taking away all guns? Not so much. Good thing is, very few advocate for that.</p> </blockquote> <h2><b>Would make it clear that a gv’t buyback has never been on the table.</b></h2> <p>Maybe not a mandatory federal one, no.  But government gun buybacks are most certainly a thing here in America.</p> <h2><b>Also, cars are registered, which is reasonable.</b></h2> <p>You know that guns are not cars, right?</p> <h2><b>Gun shows have too many loopholes.</b></h2> <p>What loopholes would those be?  Please enlighten us.</p> <h2><b>Not sure anything we do will make people feel truly safe, but reasonable measures are worth a try.<br/></b></h2> <p>The fact is, WE HAVE TRIED STRICT NATIONAL GUN CONTROL.</p> <p>Does the year 1994 or the name Clinton ring a bell to anyone?  Anyone?</p> <p>From 1994 - 2004, there were strict national gun control laws in place in America.  They included most of the laws that are being proposed now.   An “assault weapons” ban.  Magazine capacity limits.  All of that.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/204431.pdf">Guess what?</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/204431.pdf">IT WAS A COMPLETE FAILURE.</a></p> <h2><b>Thorough background checks are reasonable.</b></h2> <p>We already have mandatory federal NICS background checks, where the buyer’s criminal and mental healthy history are reviewed and have to be approved by the FBI, for every FFL purchase.</p> <h2><b>Taking away all guns? Not so much. Good thing is, very few advocate for that.</b></h2> <p>Except for people in politics, the media, and every social media platform I can think advocate for just that every single day.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Rekt</p> </blockquote> <p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="500" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/06dc5d6fb9a872f66494555df3d8e68d/tumblr_inline_nyq063shKC1qmqn62_540.jpg" data-orig-height="500" data-orig-width="500"/></figure></p> </blockquote> <p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-width="300" data-orig-height="152" data-tumblr-attribution="sweetnighttheorist:iC3ZUAaLREBo5eAyAtwOWw:Z_9d1l1pDjh9p" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/68abc0e9798bcb3c43bc230a5ab9e9e0/tumblr_nr9gyqXCqt1uqa8bho1_400.gif"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/68abc0e9798bcb3c43bc230a5ab9e9e0/tumblr_inline_nzkb0efWgQ1t5zudu_500.gif" data-orig-width="300" data-orig-height="152" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/68abc0e9798bcb3c43bc230a5ab9e9e0/tumblr_nr9gyqXCqt1uqa8bho1_400.gif"/></figure></p> </blockquote> <p>but like if you could save 33000 peoples lives a year, by giving up a hobby would you?</p> </blockquote> <p>A hobby?  Sure.  No problem.</p> <p>However, me owning a gun is not merely a hobby.  It is the most effective tool at protecting my life, the lives of my family, and the lives of innocent lives around me.  I’m sorry, but self defense and self preservation are not “hobbies”.</p> <p>Furthermore, it’s a bit of pipe dream anyway considering that we have decades of evidence from all over the world that proves that gun control and even gun bans do not effectively reduce murder or violent crime rates.  They do not create safer societies.  Sure, it might look good on paper and feel good to think about, but reality just doesn’t align with those dreams.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>hey I’m glad for all the sources because this is changing my perspective but you gotta admit that at the very least requiring extensive background checks, mandatory waiting periods, and registering guns would help at least reduce gun violence a little bit and would help solve cases b/c registers guns</p> </blockquote> <p>No, I do not have to admit that at all because all of these measures are in place in states like California, New York, and Washington DC, yet they have not made these societies any safer from murder, violent crime, or even gun violence.</p> <p>So, no I do not have to nor will I be admitting that at all because it simply isn’t true.</p> </blockquote> <p>oh? is that so? so if buying an automatic weapon is as easy as picking up a prescription that’s <i>not</i> going to make it easier for anyone who’s upset to get a gun and then fire it on people??? o k</p> </blockquote> <p>Automatic weapons are extremely regulated for civilian ownership in America.  They cost tens of thousands of dollars on the low end all the way up to hundreds of thousands of dollars on the high end, they are registered with the federal government, the owner must apply for a special NFA license which requires a thorough background check that takes months or even years to get approved, paper work must be kept with the weapon at all time, the weapon cannot have been manufactured after 1986, they require a federal tax stamp to own which also can takes months to over a year to get processed, the owner must also designate a licensed gun dealer who will take possession of the weapon in the event of their death, and on and on and on…</p><p>If you truly believe that acquiring an automatic weapon in America is as easy as “picking up a prescription”, then you are simply ignorant to the subject of automatic weapons and just do not know what you are talking about.<br/></p><p><a href="https://www.atf.gov/qa-category/national-firearms-act-nfa">https://www.atf.gov/qa-category/national-firearms-act-nfa</a></p><p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Firearms_Act">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Firearms_Act</a></p><p><a href="http://m.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/17/1171047/-There-are-240-000-fully-automatic-guns-in-the-US-and-only-2-deaths-in-80-years">http://m.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/17/1171047/-There-are-240-000-fully-automatic-guns-in-the-US-and-only-2-deaths-in-80-years</a><br/></p></blockquote> <p>Pretty sure I’ve shares this before but it’s never a bad time.</p>
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Arguing, Parents, and School: TWITTER/CRYSTAL RIVER MIDDLE SCHOOL Exclusive: Florida Public School Teacher Has A White Nationalist Podcast Dayanna Volitich suggests Muslims be eradicated from the earth, believes anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and teaches middle school social studies. By Christopher Mathias, Jenna Amatulli and Rebecca Klein Mar 03, 2018 I Updated 7 hours ago odinsblog: Dayanna Volitich, a 25-year-old social studies teacher at Crystal River Middle School in Florida, has been secretly hosting the white nationalist podcast “Unapologetic” under the pseudonym “Tiana Dalichov” and bragging about teaching her views in a public school, HuffPost has discovered. In her most recent podcast on Feb. 26, a guest railed against diversity in schools, dismissing the idea that “a kid from Nigeria and a kid who came from Sweden are supposed to learn exactly the same” and have the “same IQ.” Volitich enthusiastically agreed with the guest, and went on to argue that “science” has proven that certain races are smarter than others. In the same episode, Volitich boasted about bringing her white nationalist beliefs into the classroom and hiding her ideology from administrators. She said that when parents complained to the school’s principal about how she is injecting political bias into the classroom, Volitich lied to the principal and said it was not true. “She believed me and backed off,” she said. Volitich also agreed with her guest’s assertion that more white supremacists need to infiltrate public schools and become teachers. “They don’t have to be vocal about their views, but get in there!” her guest said. “Be more covert and just start taking over those places.” “Right,” Volitich said. “I’m absolutely one of them.” (continue reading)

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Bad, Bill Nye, and Blade: RRT Industries, Ltd. @RRTIndustries imagine if the dude from Captain Kangaroo starting thinking he was an actual ship captain and went around lecturing people on maritime navigation, law, logistics, etc that's exactly what @BillNye did but with science 12:45 PM 06 Dec 17 <p><a href="http://rabbittiddy.tumblr.com/post/169338857563/sosungalittleclodofclay-rabbittiddy" class="tumblr_blog">rabbittiddy</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://sosungalittleclodofclay.tumblr.com/post/169338213883/rabbittiddy-sosungalittleclodofclay" class="tumblr_blog">sosungalittleclodofclay</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://rabbittiddy.tumblr.com/post/169337983338/sosungalittleclodofclay-rabbittiddy" class="tumblr_blog">rabbittiddy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://sosungalittleclodofclay.tumblr.com/post/169337454458/rabbittiddy-sosungalittleclodofclay" class="tumblr_blog">sosungalittleclodofclay</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://rabbittiddy.tumblr.com/post/169329358063/sosungalittleclodofclay-rabbittiddy" class="tumblr_blog">rabbittiddy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://sosungalittleclodofclay.tumblr.com/post/169328548058/rabbittiddy-reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">sosungalittleclodofclay</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://rabbittiddy.tumblr.com/post/169326565428/reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">rabbittiddy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://reasonandempathy.tumblr.com/post/169169121166/keyhollow-reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">reasonandempathy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://keyhollow.tumblr.com/post/169168997730/reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">keyhollow</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://reasonandempathy.tumblr.com/post/169168925781/keyhollow-reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">reasonandempathy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://keyhollow.tumblr.com/post/169168907340/reasonandempathy-keyhollow-fluffylaces" class="tumblr_blog">keyhollow</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://reasonandempathy.tumblr.com/post/169168826941/keyhollow-fluffylaces" class="tumblr_blog">reasonandempathy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://keyhollow.tumblr.com/post/169168724475/fluffylaces-political-dissonance-pretty" class="tumblr_blog">keyhollow</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://fluffylaces.tumblr.com/post/169168398436/political-dissonance-pretty-much-wait-isnt" class="tumblr_blog">fluffylaces</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://political-dissonance.tumblr.com/post/168689151551/pretty-much" class="tumblr_blog">political-dissonance</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Pretty Much</p></blockquote> <p>Wait, isn’t Bill Nye an actual scientist?</p> </blockquote> <p>Mechanical engineer if I remember correctly, so no</p> </blockquote> <p>STEM degree, so yes.</p> </blockquote> <p>Except he’s not a scientist, he is an engineer. </p> <p>Trust me, it’s different. </p> <p>S - Science (scientists)</p> <p>T - Technology (technicians, can also minorly overlap with others</p> <p>E - Engineering (engineers)</p> <p>M - Managment (those who manage others. Usually they’re managing the engineers, because boy do they need it. Often referred to as Managment) </p> </blockquote> <p style="">…the M stands for Mathematics…</p> </blockquote> <p>You are right. </p> <p>It does. </p> <p>I fucked up right there and I have a funny story as to why, but that’s not for right now. My point still stands. </p> </blockquote> <p style="">Okay.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="140" data-orig-width="618"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/622d61bb2e7ac576fec909f06c428dd2/tumblr_inline_p1utegrCoU1tb6pwe_540.png" data-orig-height="140" data-orig-width="618"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="472" data-orig-width="658"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/0e078dbb13b933860fa6fe5db9b83f05/tumblr_inline_p1utfa5aoA1tb6pwe_540.png" data-orig-height="472" data-orig-width="658"/></figure><p>The guy also has 6 honorary doctorates of science from Johns Hopkins, Rutgers, and other universities.</p> <p style=""><br/></p> <p style="">You can say that his professional work is engineering and not science, and be correct.</p> <p>I’m making the assertion that he has the accolades and professional experience, especially enough overlap, that it’s a distinction without difference in his case.</p> </blockquote> <p>The honorary thing is iffy. People who worked for those degrees tend towards disliking an honorary overstepping, especially with how little you can do to get one.</p> <p>It’s less Bill Nye is like the above and more like Bill Nye is just like Linus Pauling.</p> </blockquote> <p>I don’t know if he’s that good, but let me tell you something<br/><br/>when non science communicators start talking science, people get scared. we talk about wierd funguses and parasites and hyperparasitoid wasps and viruses and what not and the strange (and exicting!) shit they do and the next thing you know, you have 398 different books and video games and webcomics exploring zombies and aliens parasites/virus and fungal zombies and a whole nine yards. which at least the audiance of those only has a mini freak out when they find out that, say, cordyceps(<i>last of us</i>) is a real thing (but only a few insect species are susceptible).<br/><br/>so for big mainsteam infodumps, we give very safe and secure and generally well recieved science communicators a long lead.</p> </blockquote> <p>I meant more in Pauling’s thing on megadoses of Vitamin C. Great chemist, but knows fuck all about nutrition and medicine. And part of me gets the idea that people don’t get that Bill is a damn fine engineer, but his science credentials, are of the pop variety, which can be good to get kids into the sciences, but the way people treat him as an authority on anything aside from mechanical engineering leaves a pretty bad taste in my mouth, especially given that I know exactly how he got his start, and I’ve seen more accomplished people do a better job.</p> </blockquote> <p>and then people ask how we get there and we say, well we’d have to start with stem cell research and then we’d have cloning tech and organ donoation wouldn’t even be a thing and then (and then people get VERYVERY SCARED) next thing you know there’s a human born human front and everyone is rewatching gattaca and blade runner and getting VERY SCARED again. I mean damn, if people find out what we’re doing with parathanogenisis research in the mean while, y’all would flip a lid. <br/><br/>also, “vitamin megadose therapy”: actually very effective for some nutritional defecencies and related diseases(scurvy is an old one: large doses of vitamin C which yes is water soluble and is thus pissed out, treats scurvy faster than the exact capacity dose, rickets and some others), but yes negligble effect on healthy people. and it promoted people looking at world hunger as a problem to be solved to look at total nutrition(something not thought of in the 1960′s), not just kcal quantity. and for healthy people, megadosing does nothing that a placebo doesn’t do unless it’s once of the few fat soluble ones, and thus is altogether harmless as a ritual.<br/><br/>and of course, it serves as an mental innoculation against leaving things like bright’s disease(s) declared ‘untreatable’.<br/><br/>sometimes you have to come at a problem or set of problems squirrelly and sideways.</p> </blockquote> <p>I’m referring to megadoses being a panacea, which Linus kinda started (and has been shown by other to be not the case) of somebody with a particular degree going out of their element and making a fool of themselves.</p> <p>What I’m going on here is that Nye wass great for getting kids into the sciences, but he’s not an authority. He’s an entertainer first and foremost. He’s not an authority on most of the stuff he purports either, and even then has problems in still being the guy from Almost Live who had science demonstrations that three Brits who actually work for Universities and have relevant degrees as well do an even better job of teaching while entertaining (helps that the three have some education credentials to back it up). Like I said his knowledge is of the pop and elementary variety, and very often (especially nowadays) strays into guy who doesn’t even try to research what he’s talking about in the slightest.</p> <p>As for squirelly thinking, that’s great when it produces repeatable and verifiable results, but often it tends toward pseudioscience, which gets debunked time and again. And when I say pop science, I’m talking things that have come around that stick because they’re popular, even if they’re actually wrong (for example elemental Iodine doesn’t boil ever, it just sublimates, which is something various home chemists have accidentally discovered isn’t true).That’s some of what’s going on with Nye, people are now taking him as an authority when he has none, and may in fact be wrong.</p> </blockquote> <p>Okay, lay it out. what is it that you’re scared that Nye maybe wrong about?</p> </blockquote> <p>LEts see fors starters on the more recent one his whole gender show. On the older one, it’s had some stuff that’s gone the way of the dodo (how he described atoms, even by 6th grade I knew it was long out of date), the whole myth of freezer batteries, his newer thing on nuclear power, hell have a video by somebody else.</p><figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-height="304" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DjwZs226GTWI"><iframe width="540" height="304" id="youtube_iframe" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jwZs226GTWI?feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></figure></blockquote> <p>Also can we please stop pretending that honorary degrees mean jack shit?</p>
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Desperate, Dick Pics, and Friends: eo0 Virgin 3:08 pm Hope YOU MATCHED WITH HOPE ON 1/11/17 Can't think of a pickup line but fingers crossed my failed modelling career will be enough to entice you for a few dates before we go our separate ways and forget about each other Yesterday 7:37 am You had me at failed modelling career. If drinks are involved in those dates I'm in We can awkwardly unmatch afterwards and pretend we're strangers when we match again Are you in? Yesterday 10:04 amm Drinks are a given, we'll need them to get past the awkward comment I make about us both having facial moles I'm in, but only if you make me pay and tell your friends you're just doing it for a free meal Yesterday 11:33 am I prefer the term 'beauty mark', you can buy me a drink while you think of a horrible pickup line about it Of course, but only if you tell all your friends I'm at least a 9 when you put a picture of me in the group chat Yesterday 12:53 pm Already done. This is all panning out perfectly, shall we say the 11th of November? Of course you have to flake on the first date to assert your superiority, and I'll let it slide cause I'm desperate to find somebody that will impress my mum Yesterday 5:52 pm That sounds perfect. I'll use my excuse of exams to reschedule last minute so I can start the psychological games And I'll let you use me to impress your mum only because it shows how respectful you are to her and women Yesterday 6:17 pm You're the best, I'd ask for your phone number to arrange this but I can't hold conversations so add me on snap instead - As you know I respect women so of course I won't ask for nudes or send unsolicited dick pics Sent Yesterday 9:46 pm Perfect, we'll arrange this through strategically taken selfies Okay that made me laugh. We'll discuss the nudes arrangement over drinks thern GIF lype a message Send She wanted a name pun
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Bailey Jay, News, and Control: On the evening of 2 May, 1986, six days after a massive explosion devastated the Lenin nuclear power station at Chernobyl, the damaged reactor was sinking and burning through its strengthened concrete floor and was in danger of collapsing into rooms flooded with water. This would trigger a nuclear explosion that would spread radiation across half of Europe and kill tens of millions. Later Soviet scientists suggested that a possible area of contamination could reach 200 km2 (77.2 mi), modern specialists are inclined to assert that it would take about 500 ousand years to eliminate the consequences of radioactive contamination from a potential explosion. Three men volunteered to dive into what they knew were lethally radioactive waters to open a release valve to prevent this from happening. They were the shift supervisor Boris Baranov, senior engineer of the control unit of the turbine shop two Valeri Bespalov and Senior Mechanical Engineer of the reactor department Alexey Ananenko. They are on the photo below: Ananenko and Bespalov Baranov is on the separate photo. pec yoicecmba oup of three men were and swim through the flooded chambers of the basement to the gate valve, twist it open and so allow the trapped water to drain out. It was a "suicide mission". Radiation was at lethal levels A gr r red to suit up in scuba-gear Il three returned to the surface suffering severe radiation poisoning, but were pleased to see their colleagues jump with joy at the news that the valves were nowo ey all died within days and were buried in lead coffins. The monuments to "Those who saved the world" was created in Chernobyl. Those who saved the world

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Black Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter, and Children: Podcast Brothers @PODCASTBROTHERS ' Follow They said this is lil Wavne after his #blacklivesmatter rant AAAA diarrheaworldstarhiphop: libfas: politicaltea: nonviolentanarchistphilosophy: politicaltea: cheshireinthemiddle: twosideman: art-angelsz: bellygangstaboo: I think he was on some heavy drugs during that interview He wasn’t. He just has a different opinion. Respect it. Who is the Racist one now ? . I don’t know much about this, but I assume Lil Wayne brought attention to the rampant homicide and crime rates in black neighborhoods of black people by black people to combat the “police are the most dangerous things to our children” talk and now people are calling him white and a “coon” like they do with us. As usual, they erase a person’s identity for the sake of an opinion. Stay classy, BLM. Lil Wayne basically said he had never personally experienced racism.  But when he shot himself in the chest with his mom’s gun there was a white cop who drove him to the hospital because he knew they couldn’t wait on the ambulance. That the fact most of his fans are white is evidence that whites aren’t innately racist.  Naturally, black lives matter pounced on the dissenter. Here’s the video if anyone is interested “I don’t know what racism is.” The second video is him refusing to back off the comments. Is he pandering to his white fan base?  Maybe a little.  But do I believe him?  Yeah, I do. I feel like he’s genuine when he talks about this and it’s important to note that people dismissing his opinion because he might be “high”. Regardless if he’s high, or not, he has an opinion just as everyone else. It felt like they were trying to dig to just get something out of him that clearly wasn’t there. Trying to formulate the questions differently and nudging him to agree on this and that, broadening the questions to “So you never experienced.. any offensive behavior from any other color.. or..?”. Why is the white guy trying to get the black guy to agree that he did experience racism when he says he didn’t? How is it not racist or demeaning that the white guy is trying to ‘educate’ the black guy on what he’s experiencing? It’s clear they sat him down with the goal of having Wayne push the narrative and they were upset they didn’t really get what they wanted. that first video is important, particularly for how Shannon Sharpe responds to Wayne. You can tell Sharpe disagrees with wayne’s assertion that there is no racism, but he truly respects wayne’s opinion because, as wayne says, he personally has not experienced anything he can discern as racism, so thus he can not comment on it. Considering that Wayne is from the 17th ward of New Orleans, and his experience is shaped by that. Sharpe commends him for being straight forward and not embellishing and making up something to add to the narrative, and wayne’s honesty on the subject should similarly be respected.Not everyone may feel they experienced racism if they are from a minority background, and if they feel they can’t speak on the issue because of it, then so be it.Similarly, we shouldn’t take Wayne’s opinion that there is no racism and apply that to the lived experience of all minorities simply because he was saved by a white cop and performed infront of a white crowd, because his experience does not speak for others.

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Being Alone, America, and Anaconda: asic KOSHER DILL SPEARS 2924 8 924 1 <p><a href="http://tactical-pants.tumblr.com/post/135832273318/runningrepublican-therevenantrising" class="tumblr_blog">tactical-pants</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://runningrepublican.tumblr.com/post/135830964382">runningrepublican</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://therevenantrising.tumblr.com/post/135827422115">therevenantrising</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://garregret.tumblr.com/post/135810589826">garregret</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://therevenantrising.tumblr.com/post/135540905500">therevenantrising</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://garregret.tumblr.com/post/135517237536">garregret</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://therevenantrising.tumblr.com/post/135479826270">therevenantrising</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://pushingpin.tumblr.com/post/135479128813">pushingpin</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://jingle-brrrrt.tumblr.com/post/135448815816">jingle-brrrrt</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://metal-queer-solid.tumblr.com/post/134386190976">metal-queer-solid</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://0122358.tumblr.com/post/134383153016">0122358</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://therevenantrising.tumblr.com/post/134381412470">therevenantrising</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://shelovespiano.tumblr.com/post/134380537619">shelovespiano</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kaisernighthawk1996.tumblr.com/post/134342240504">kaisernighthawk1996</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://feels-by-the-foot.tumblr.com/post/134299613814">feels-by-the-foot</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://therevenantrising.tumblr.com/post/134299542770">therevenantrising</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://neuroxin.tumblr.com/post/134298026257">neuroxin</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://pizzaotter.tumblr.com/post/134294057737">pizzaotter</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://madmints.tumblr.com/post/134293259422">madmints</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://pizzaotter.tumblr.com/post/134280963537">pizzaotter</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://bolt-carrier-assembly.tumblr.com/post/133694853738">bolt-carrier-assembly</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://therevenantrising.tumblr.com/post/133689796940">therevenantrising</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://therevenantrising.tumblr.com/post/133689234535">therevenantrising</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Mak N Cheese<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Not to be confused with Mac N Cheese.</p> <figure data-orig-width="3264" data-orig-height="1840" class="tmblr-full"><img data-orig-width="3264" data-orig-height="1840" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/49bb53d1810cdc4a6c5f1fa9e40355ae/tumblr_inline_ny6xsoZgNT1sh8jq3_540.jpg"/></figure></blockquote> <p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1802" data-orig-width="3246"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e723085af378cad726af085c2220068f/tumblr_inline_ny72aotJ7s1r4zl7m_540.jpg" data-orig-height="1802" data-orig-width="3246"/></figure></p> <p>Also in the Big Mac variety</p> </blockquote> <p>WhY do you people have automatic weapons</p> </blockquote> <p>Even if they are automatic (which they most likely aren’t), why does it matter to you?</p> </blockquote> <p>Look at all these gun nuts coming out the woodwork cause I asked why people randomly have automatic weapons on cheese</p> </blockquote> <p>Gun obsession is so fucking gross. There is no valid logical rational reason why any normal US citizen should own a machine literally designed for no other purpose than to kill human beings. Do not try to give some weak ass justification when “because I like them” is all it actually fucking boils down to. A disgustingly huge amount of people are DYING to these things every month, just trying to go about their normal lives. That trumps your ill-chosen hobby. </p> <p>There is no solution better than the one that several European countries and the Australians have proven works, anything else is a less-effective compromise so that you, again, can get off on owning a literal killing machine.</p> </blockquote> <p>This was supposed to be a light-hearted and fun joke post, but fine.  Let’s do this.<br/></p> <h2><b>There is no valid logical rational reason why any normal US citizen should own a machine literally designed for no other purpose than to kill human beings.</b></h2> <p>I own several guns and have shot literally thousands of rounds over the last couple of years, yet I haven’t killed or even harmed a single living creature.  Huh…  I guess my guns must be broken since they can’t even fulfill their “only purpose”.</p> <h2> <b>A disgustingly huge amount of people are DYING to these things every month, just trying to go about their normal lives.  That trumps your ill-chosen hobby.</b><br/></h2> <p>Many anti-gun advocates will point out that there were 33,000 people killed by guns in 2013.  While this is a terrible number, we must also put this number into perspective against the grand scheme of things.  There are an estimated 340-370+ MILLION legally owned guns in America, not even including illegal black markets that we cannot effectively track.  This means that, even if we use conservative estimations, literally over 99.99% of the guns in America didn’t kill a single person in 2013.</p> <p>When we look at the big picture, your chances of being harmed by a gun are actually very low.<br/></p> <p><b>Chances of being shot or killed based on firearm deaths and population count:</b></p> <p><b>Death by gun, suicide excluded:</b><br/>0.0032%</p> <p><b>Death by gun, suicide included:</b><br/>0.0095%</p> <p><b>Death in a mass shooting alone:</b><br/>0.000032%</p> <p><b>Injury by gun, no death:</b><br/>0.024%</p> <p><b>Death of injury by gun including suicide:</b><br/>0.033%</p> <p>Gun deaths and injuries etc based off general stats used by anti gun people, rather than exact numbers from each year because its faster and easier to do. Going by exact yearly figures would result in very little change to the average numbers used above.</p> <p><b>Guns compared to other ways you can die:</b></p> <p><b> Unintentional fall deaths:</b></p> <ul><li>Number of deaths: 26,009</li> <li>Deaths per 100,000 population: 8.4</li> </ul><p><b>Motor vehicle traffic deaths:</b></p> <ul><li>Number of deaths: 33,687</li> <li>Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.9</li> </ul><p><b>Unintentional poisoning deaths: </b></p> <ul><li>Number of deaths: 33,041</li> <li>Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.7</li> </ul><p><b>All poisoning deaths:</b></p> <ul><li>Number of deaths: 42,917</li> <li>Deaths per 100,000 population: 13.9</li> </ul><p><b>All Drug poisoning deaths:</b></p> <ul><li>Deaths per 100,000 population: 12.4 (2010)</li></ul><p><b>All firearm deaths (suicide included):</b></p> <ul><li>Number of deaths: 31,672</li> <li>Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.3</li> </ul><p><b>All firearms deaths (suicide excluded):</b></p> <ul><li>Number of deaths: 12,664 <br/></li> <li>Deaths per 100,000 population: 3.6</li> </ul><p><b>Firearm deaths broken down completely:</b></p> <p>3.6 for homicide <br/>6.3 for suicide<br/>0.30 for unintentional <br/>0.10 undetermined</p> <p> 10.3 for deaths total in general of 3.6 for homicide only. You are more likely to trip and die than be killed by a gun. Cars kill more than guns but are not even protected by the constitution and isn’t a right, and are less regulated than guns! </p> <p> <i>[Sources are <a href="https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-8">FBI</a> and <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr61/nvsr61_06.pdf">CDC</a>]</i></p> <p>Many people will also cite mass shootings as a reason that guns are evil and should be banned, but this assertion also falls flat and looks ridiculous when put into perspective.  While these stories draw media attention and are absolutely horrible, you seem to have casually and conveniently left out the part where these attacks account for less than even one quarter of 1% of America’s overall murder rate.  About 0.2% to be more exact.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="317" data-orig-width="500"><img data-orig-height="317" data-orig-width="500" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/bc45a6b149582a24ee012977c76ca402/tumblr_inline_nynm1mUXyB1sh8jq3_540.jpg"/></figure><p>Now, let’s compare this, how often guns are used to harm innocent lives, to how often guns are used to protect innocent lives.</p> <p>Guns help protect innocent lives FAR MORE OFTEN than they help to harm innocent lives.   There are literally hundreds of thousands of defensive gun uses in this country alone every single year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/category/defensivegunuseoftheday/">http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/category/defensivegunuseoftheday/</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cdc-study-use-firearms-self-defense-important-crime-deterrent">http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cdc-study-use-firearms-self-defense-important-crime-deterrent</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cdc-study-use-firearms-self-defense-important-crime-deterrent">http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cdc-study-use-firearms-self-defense-important-crime-deterrent</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/02/defensive-gun-ownership-gary-kleck-response-115082.html#.VcYed_lRK1w">http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/02/defensive-gun-ownership-gary-kleck-response-115082.html#.VcYed_lRK1w</a></p> <p>Quite simply put, guns save innocent lives.  And they do so far more often than they hurt them.  When guns are harming more innocent lives than they are protecting, it could be argued that it might make sense to further limit guns.</p> <p>But for now, it’s not even close.  Moving on…<br/></p> <h2><b>There is no solution better than the one that several European countries and the Australians have proven works, anything else is a less-effective compromise so that you, again, can get off on owning a literal killing machine.</b></h2> <p>Sorry, but strict gun control has been an absolute failure in both Australia, The UK, and everywhere else it has tried.  It has done nothing to effectively reduce murder, violent crime, suicide, or even gun violence rates.  It has done nothing to achieve its desired goal of creating a safer society.  It is, and always will be, a complete failure.</p> <p><b>Australia:</b></p> <p><i>[this segment brought to you by <a href="http://lee-enfeel.tumblr.com">lee-enfeel</a>]</i><br/></p> <p><a href="http://www.news.com.au/national/is-australia-staring-down-the-barrel-of-a-gun-crisis/story-fncynjr2-1226690018325">People die Australia as a result of firearms violence at almost the same rate they did prior to the firearms act</a>, and some sources state that more than a quarter million illicit firearms exist in Australia currently.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/productsbytitle/9C85BD1298C075EACA2568A900139342?OpenDocument">total firearms death rate in 1995 </a>- the year before the massacre and the laws introduced - was 2.6 per 100,000 people. The total firearms murder rate that year was 0.3/100,000. From 1980-1995, Australian firearms deaths dropped from 4.9/100,000-2.6/100,000 without the implementation of firearms laws. This is a rate of decline that has remained fairly constant; Looking at 1996-2014, in which the rate has dropped from 2.6-0.86, it shows that the decline has been slower in a longer period of time since the law’s passing. Likewise, homicides declined more quickly in the 15 years prior to the firearms laws (0.8-0.3) than in the 18 years since it (0.3-0.1). This just indicates that firearms deaths haven’t been noticeably affected by the legislation you’ve claimed has done so much to decrease gun crime. <br/></p> <p>It should also be noted that around the same time, New Zealand experienced a similar mass shooting, but did not change their existing firearms laws, which remain fairly lax; even moreso than some American states like California, New York, or Connecticut. Despite this, their firearms crime rate has declined fairly steadily as well, and they haven’t experienced a mass shooting since.</p> <p>The <i>“australia banned guns and now they’re fine”</i> argument is really old and really poorly put together. Gun control is little more than a pink band-aid on the sucking chest wound that is America’s social and economic problems. It’s a ‘quick fix’ issue used by politicians to skirt around solving the roots of the violence problem in the United States, which are primarily poverty, lack of opportunities, and lack of education.</p> <p>You could ban guns tomorrow nationwide and gun violence and overall violent crime would not be reduced at all.</p> <p><i>[this segment brought to you by <a href="http://tmblr.co/m9F_132GzodNt-UaipnK67g">cerebralzero</a>]</i></p> <p>In 2005 the head of the New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, Don Weatherburn,<sup><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Australia#cite_note-37">[37]</a></sup> noted that the level of legal gun ownership in NSW increased in recent years, and that the 1996 legislation had had little to no effect on violence</p> <p>In 2006, the lack of a measurable effect from the 1996 firearms legislation was reported in the British Journal of Criminology. Using ARIMA analysis, Dr Jeanine Baker and Dr Samara McPhedran found no evidence for an impact of the laws on homicide.<sup><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Australia#cite_note-40">[40]</a></sup></p> <p>A study coauthored by Simon Chapman <b>found declines in firearm‐related deaths before the law reforms</b> accelerated after the reforms for total firearm deaths (p=0.04), firearm suicides (p=0.007) and firearm homicides (p=0.15), but not for the smallest category of unintentional firearm deaths, which increased.<sup><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Australia#cite_note-43">[43]</a></sup></p> <p>Subsequently, a study by McPhedran and Baker compared the incidence of mass shootings in <b>Australia and New Zealand</b>. Data were standardised to a rate per 100,000 people, to control for differences in population size between the countries and mass shootings before and after 1996/1997 were compared between countries. <b>That study found that in the period 1980–1996, both countries experienced mass shootings. The rate did not differ significantly between countries. Since 1996-1997, neither country has experienced a mass shooting event despite the continued availability of semi-automatic longarms in New Zealand</b>. The authors conclude that “the hypothesis that Australia’s prohibition of certain types of firearms explains the absence of mass shootings in that country since 1996 does not appear to be supported… if civilian access to certain types of firearms explained the occurrence of mass shootings in Australia (and conversely, if prohibiting such firearms explains the absence of mass shootings), then New Zealand (a country that still allows the ownership of such firearms) would have continued to experience mass shooting events.”<sup><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Australia#cite_note-44">[44]</a></sup></p> <figure data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="261" class="tmblr-full"><img data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="261" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/cdc45e76a09651676eab1f058341110c/tumblr_inline_nynm84pBjF1sh8jq3_500.gif"/></figure><p>We see the same trend in The UK.</p> <figure data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="373" class="tmblr-full"><img data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="373" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/bf599e784e9963b91a4e4f245fed90f5/tumblr_inline_nynm9wKrKT1sh8jq3_540.png"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="458" data-orig-height="366" class="tmblr-full"><img data-orig-width="458" data-orig-height="366" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/279f61b9c596b97badd4bc465cc46b60/tumblr_inline_nynm9zWkxr1sh8jq3_540.png"/></figure><p>And Ireland and Jamaica…</p> <figure data-orig-width="453" data-orig-height="714" class="tmblr-full"><img data-orig-width="453" data-orig-height="714" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4914c912d5690b40a382b90cf18c646f/tumblr_inline_nynmakqIup1sh8jq3_540.jpg"/></figure><p>And on and on and on…  Gun control simply does not create a safer society and often times actually has the opposite effect.</p> <p>At this point I should also probably point out that Australia’s gun laws have not even reduced gun ownership in Australia.  <a href="http://louderwithcrowder.com/australian-gun-ownership-rises-gun-crime-remains-low-america-still-at-fault/">In fact, gun ownership in Australia is actually higher now than in 1996.</a></p> <p>All of these inconvenient facts aside, we haven’t even touched on the cost of implementing Australian style gun control in America.</p> <p>I keep hearing people say that the US should adopt Australia’s gun control policy and I don’t think they have really thought about the big picture of that plan.</p> <p>Australia had far less guns per person and people in their country did not live in a society that was brought up respecting The 2nd Amendment.  The culture of Australia is very different than that of the culture of America when it comes to gun ownership and self defense.</p> <p>Because of this, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_buyback_program#Australia">the Australian government was able to buy back 631,000 guns at the estimated price of about <b>$500,000,000.</b></a>  You read that correctly, <b>500 MILLION</b>.</p> <p><a href="http://cerebralzero.tumblr.com/tagged/australia">And even after all of that, it still did nothing to prevent violent crime and criminals in Australia still have access to illegal guns, </a>despite being an island country that isn’t bordered by other countries with high violent crime rates and rampant with illegal drug cartels.<br/></p> <p>There are over 360,000,000 legally owned firearms in America.  If we go by Australia’s numbers (<b>$792.39 per gun</b>), these guns would cost our government <b>$285,261,489,698.89</b> to buy back.  Almost <b>300 BILLION dollars</b>, assuming that every gun owner voluntarily turns in their guns…  Which is a very slim to nothing chance.</p> <p>Who’s going to pay for that?  Anti-gunners?  I think not.</p> <p>So, in closing, you want America to put in place gun legislation that will cost the country hundreds of billions of dollars <b>AND </b>has already been proven time and time again to be completely ineffective at protecting innocent lives or creating a safer society?</p> <p>Seems pretty silly.</p> <h2>Get dunked on, nerd.</h2> <figure data-orig-width="250" data-orig-height="188"><img data-orig-width="250" data-orig-height="188" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/36a75ffd7a3ce392092201d3769d443e/tumblr_inline_nynmeusS661sh8jq3_500.gif"/></figure></blockquote> <p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="281" data-orig-width="500" data-tumblr-attribution="eonline:S4A57ljapSvQXLPM7Jsomg:ZCTZKx1sDpydf"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/5b521c18948099c6594a510905c6dfe9/tumblr_nt8sq3NZGm1qlgbzbo1_500.gif" data-orig-height="281" data-orig-width="500"/></figure></p> </blockquote> <p>Teehee, Mac ‘n’ cheese</p> </blockquote> <p>Would make it clear that a gv’t buyback has never been on the table. Also, cars are registered, which is reasonable. Gun shows have too many loopholes. America has a specific culture that is unique when it comes to guns. Not sure anything we do will make people feel truly safe, but reasonable measures are worth a try. Thorough background checks are reasonable. Taking away all guns? Not so much. Good thing is, very few advocate for that.</p> </blockquote> <h2><b>Would make it clear that a gv’t buyback has never been on the table.</b></h2> <p>Maybe not a mandatory federal one, no.  But government gun buybacks are most certainly a thing here in America.</p> <h2><b>Also, cars are registered, which is reasonable.</b></h2> <p>You know that guns are not cars, right?</p> <h2><b>Gun shows have too many loopholes.</b></h2> <p>What loopholes would those be?  Please enlighten us.</p> <h2><b>Not sure anything we do will make people feel truly safe, but reasonable measures are worth a try.<br/></b></h2> <p>The fact is, WE HAVE TRIED STRICT NATIONAL GUN CONTROL.</p> <p>Does the year 1994 or the name Clinton ring a bell to anyone?  Anyone?</p> <p>From 1994 - 2004, there were strict national gun control laws in place in America.  They included most of the laws that are being proposed now.   An “assault weapons” ban.  Magazine capacity limits.  All of that.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/204431.pdf">Guess what?</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/204431.pdf">IT WAS A COMPLETE FAILURE.</a></p> <h2><b>Thorough background checks are reasonable.</b></h2> <p>We already have mandatory federal NICS background checks, where the buyer’s criminal and mental healthy history are reviewed and have to be approved by the FBI, for every FFL purchase.</p> <h2><b>Taking away all guns? Not so much. Good thing is, very few advocate for that.</b></h2> <p>Except for people in politics, the media, and every social media platform I can think advocate for just that every single day.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Rekt</p> </blockquote> <p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="500" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/06dc5d6fb9a872f66494555df3d8e68d/tumblr_inline_nyq063shKC1qmqn62_540.jpg" data-orig-height="500" data-orig-width="500"/></figure></p> </blockquote> <p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-width="300" data-orig-height="152" data-tumblr-attribution="sweetnighttheorist:iC3ZUAaLREBo5eAyAtwOWw:Z_9d1l1pDjh9p" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/68abc0e9798bcb3c43bc230a5ab9e9e0/tumblr_nr9gyqXCqt1uqa8bho1_400.gif"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/68abc0e9798bcb3c43bc230a5ab9e9e0/tumblr_inline_nzkb0efWgQ1t5zudu_500.gif" data-orig-width="300" data-orig-height="152" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/68abc0e9798bcb3c43bc230a5ab9e9e0/tumblr_nr9gyqXCqt1uqa8bho1_400.gif"/></figure></p> </blockquote> <p>but like if you could save 33000 peoples lives a year, by giving up a hobby would you?</p> </blockquote> <p>A hobby?  Sure.  No problem.</p> <p>However, me owning a gun is not merely a hobby.  It is the most effective tool at protecting my life, the lives of my family, and the lives of innocent lives around me.  I’m sorry, but self defense and self preservation are not “hobbies”.</p> <p>Furthermore, it’s a bit of pipe dream anyway considering that we have decades of evidence from all over the world that proves that gun control and even gun bans do not effectively reduce murder or violent crime rates.  They do not create safer societies.  Sure, it might look good on paper and feel good to think about, but reality just doesn’t align with those dreams.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>hey I’m glad for all the sources because this is changing my perspective but you gotta admit that at the very least requiring extensive background checks, mandatory waiting periods, and registering guns would help at least reduce gun violence a little bit and would help solve cases b/c registers guns</p> </blockquote> <p>No, I do not have to admit that at all because all of these measures are in place in states like California, New York, and Washington DC, yet they have not made these societies any safer from murder, violent crime, or even gun violence.</p> <p>So, no I do not have to nor will I be admitting that at all because it simply isn’t true.</p> </blockquote> <p>oh? is that so? so if buying an automatic weapon is as easy as picking up a prescription that’s <i>not</i> going to make it easier for anyone who’s upset to get a gun and then fire it on people??? o k</p> </blockquote> <p>Automatic weapons are extremely regulated for civilian ownership in America.  They cost tens of thousands of dollars on the low end all the way up to hundreds of thousands of dollars on the high end, they are registered with the federal government, the owner must apply for a special NFA license which requires a thorough background check that takes months or even years to get approved, paper work must be kept with the weapon at all time, the weapon cannot have been manufactured after 1986, they require a federal tax stamp to own which also can takes months to over a year to get processed, the owner must also designate a licensed gun dealer who will take possession of the weapon in the event of their death, and on and on and on…</p> <p>If you truly believe that acquiring an automatic weapon in America is as easy as “picking up a prescription”, then you are simply ignorant to the subject of automatic weapons and just do not know what you are talking about.<br/></p> <p><a href="https://www.atf.gov/qa-category/national-firearms-act-nfa">https://www.atf.gov/qa-category/national-firearms-act-nfa</a></p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Firearms_Act">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Firearms_Act</a></p> <p><a href="http://m.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/17/1171047/-There-are-240-000-fully-automatic-guns-in-the-US-and-only-2-deaths-in-80-years">http://m.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/17/1171047/-There-are-240-000-fully-automatic-guns-in-the-US-and-only-2-deaths-in-80-years</a><br/></p> </blockquote> <p>This is it. This will be the first post I tag master post.</p> </blockquote> <p>This is the greatest thing I’ve ever seen.</p></blockquote> <p>I&rsquo;m just surprised none of the anti-gunners screaming &ldquo;OMG! In America guns are literally included in happy meals! Disgusting!&rdquo;</p><p>But seriously good post.</p>
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Tumblr, Aesthetic, and Blog: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH <p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/129614904182/anarchyinblack-redbloodedamerica-i-found" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://anarchyinblack.tumblr.com/post/129611829063">anarchyinblack</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/129587486405">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>I found this embarrassing piece of propaganda artwork on imgur today.  I couldn’t help but notice that it reminded me of other art I’ve seen in the past:</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="347" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/33979b029f026b169c4358ab7018df9f/tumblr_inline_nv14sqrtbB1r1jtxd_540.jpg" data-orig-height="347" data-orig-width="500"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="361" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3fce532109d357014263e7378e20a2be/tumblr_inline_nv14szRA341r1jtxd_540.jpg" data-orig-height="361" data-orig-width="500"/></figure><p> The more things change, the more they stay the same.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Democrats are not new to overt communist imagery.<br/></p> <figure data-orig-width="506" data-orig-height="322" class="tmblr-full"><img data-orig-width="506" data-orig-height="322" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b82fb9b670af36f9362bdcb78e28d391/tumblr_inline_nv24091vT21qcebhq_540.jpg"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="350" data-orig-height="458" class="tmblr-full"><img data-orig-width="350" data-orig-height="458" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/760059c4e9c74952e7fdfc0a18aba27f/tumblr_inline_nv23s4fXLu1qcebhq_540.jpg"/></figure><p>I sometimes wonder if they don’t even do it on purpose, and it’s just a natural aesthetic inclination that’s incidental with being easily indoctrinated by leftist ideology.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>I almost threw that Hillary one up there for good measure.  </p><p>I believe you are correct in your assertion that it is a natural inclination of the left to be attracted to these designs.  It matches their ideology of worshiping a cult of personality.  That and these designs are easy to screen print.</p></blockquote>

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Bad, Feminism, and Huh: WE HAVEA NOTRUE SCOTSMAN FOUL PLAYER ATTEMPTED TOCOUNTER REFUTATION WITH RHETORIC atlip.com <p><a href="http://ineedfeminismbecuz.tumblr.com/post/124366255960/but-those-arent-real-feminists-yes-yes-they" class="tumblr_blog">ineedfeminismbecuz</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>“But those aren’t real feminists!” <br/> Yes. Yes they are.<br/> Allow me to present the dictionary definition that is so often spoken of on tumblr:</p> <p>fem·i·nism<br/> ˈfeməˌnizəm/<br/> noun<br/> the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.</p> <p>Huh. That’s weird. It looks like the definition is not “literally equality”. I’ve been lied to! But I digress. Anyway, if that’s what defines a feminist, then anyone who advocates women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men is a feminist. That’s it. That’s the only requirement. Being concerned for men’s rights really isn’t a necessity for being a feminist. You just need to seek equality with men, whatever that would mean for you. </p> Now I have a few problems with that, the biggest one being the fact that acknowledging men’s needs or fighting for men’s rights simply is not included in the definition of feminism. In fact, seeking equality with men assumes that men have all the rights they could ever possibly want and thus need no one to fight for them. Feminism does not, at its core, fight for men. Now if only there was some sort of ideology that fought for all genders equally. Something that fought for people in general rather than needing to specify gender and subsequently make another gender seem as though they had all their rights taken care of… Something like… Hmmmm… Oh! <p>Egalitarianism <br/>noun <br/>Advocacy of the equality of all people, especially in political, social, and economic life.</p> <p>There we go. There is a word for “literally equality” and it’s egalitarianism, not feminism. The definition of egalitarianism necessitates fighting for all rights, the definition of feminism does not.</p> <p>Now you may be saying “Hey! Feminists fight for men’s rights too!” And you’d be right, at least partially. Some people who identify as feminists do fight for men’s rights, but that is the perfect segue into my discussion about the No true Scotsman fallacy.</p> <p>From a Wikipedia summary:</p> <p>“No true Scotsman is an informal fallacy, an ad hoc attempt to retain an unreasoned assertion. When faced with a counterexample to a universal claim (“no Scotsman would do such a thing”), rather than denying the counterexample or rejecting the original universal claim, this fallacy modifies the subject of the assertion to exclude the specific case or others like it by rhetoric, without reference to any specific objective rule (“no true Scotsman would do such a thing”).” </p><p>This is why you can’t just shrug your shoulders at “crazy feminists” who don’t fight for men’s rights by saying they aren’t “real feminists” or “true” feminists if you will. As long as they fulfill that rather short list of requirements listed above, they are true feminists, even if you don’t like or agree with them. Fighting for men’s rights simply isn’t part of the necessary equation.</p> <p>Meanwhile, egalitarianism *is* by definition the advocacy of rights for all. Do you not like the term egalitarianism because somebody who called themselves egalitarian wasn’t fair to women? Well it can be truly said that they were not true egalitarians, since they don’t adhere to the very definition of the word which does, unlike feminism, require equal advocacy.</p> So when somebody tells you they’re an egalitarian rather than a feminist, don’t act so shocked and offended and try to shoot them down by saying that feminism “literally means equality” and that the people they’ve had bad experiences with “aren’t real feminists” because they are, whether you like it or not.</blockquote>

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Bad, Feminism, and Huh: WE HAVEA NOTRUE SCOTSMAN FOUL PLAYER ATTEMPTED TOCOUNTER REFUTATION WITH RHETORIC atlip.com <p><a href="http://ineedfeminismbecuz.tumblr.com/post/124366255960/but-those-arent-real-feminists-yes-yes-they" class="tumblr_blog">ineedfeminismbecuz</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>“But those aren’t real feminists!” <br/> Yes. Yes they are.<br/> Allow me to present the dictionary definition that is so often spoken of on tumblr:</p> <p>fem·i·nism<br/> ˈfeməˌnizəm/<br/> noun<br/> the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.</p> <p>Huh. That’s weird. It looks like the definition is not “literally equality”. I’ve been lied to! But I digress. Anyway, if that’s what defines a feminist, then anyone who advocates women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men is a feminist. That’s it. That’s the only requirement. Being concerned for men’s rights really isn’t a necessity for being a feminist. You just need to seek equality with men, whatever that would mean for you. </p> Now I have a few problems with that, the biggest one being the fact that acknowledging men’s needs or fighting for men’s rights simply is not included in the definition of feminism. In fact, seeking equality with men assumes that men have all the rights they could ever possibly want and thus need no one to fight for them. Feminism does not, at its core, fight for men. Now if only there was some sort of ideology that fought for all genders equally. Something that fought for people in general rather than needing to specify gender and subsequently make another gender seem as though they had all their rights taken care of… Something like… Hmmmm… Oh! <p>Egalitarianism <br/>noun <br/>Advocacy of the equality of all people, especially in political, social, and economic life.</p> <p>There we go. There is a word for “literally equality” and it’s egalitarianism, not feminism. The definition of egalitarianism necessitates fighting for all rights, the definition of feminism does not.</p> <p>Now you may be saying “Hey! Feminists fight for men’s rights too!” And you’d be right, at least partially. Some people who identify as feminists do fight for men’s rights, but that is the perfect segue into my discussion about the No true Scotsman fallacy.</p> <p>From a Wikipedia summary:</p> <p>“No true Scotsman is an informal fallacy, an ad hoc attempt to retain an unreasoned assertion. When faced with a counterexample to a universal claim (“no Scotsman would do such a thing”), rather than denying the counterexample or rejecting the original universal claim, this fallacy modifies the subject of the assertion to exclude the specific case or others like it by rhetoric, without reference to any specific objective rule (“no true Scotsman would do such a thing”).” </p><p>This is why you can’t just shrug your shoulders at “crazy feminists” who don’t fight for men’s rights by saying they aren’t “real feminists” or “true” feminists if you will. As long as they fulfill that rather short list of requirements listed above, they are true feminists, even if you don’t like or agree with them. Fighting for men’s rights simply isn’t part of the necessary equation.</p> <p>Meanwhile, egalitarianism *is* by definition the advocacy of rights for all. Do you not like the term egalitarianism because somebody who called themselves egalitarian wasn’t fair to women? Well it can be truly said that they were not true egalitarians, since they don’t adhere to the very definition of the word which does, unlike feminism, require equal advocacy.</p> So when somebody tells you they’re an egalitarian rather than a feminist, don’t act so shocked and offended and try to shoot them down by saying that feminism “literally means equality” and that the people they’ve had bad experiences with “aren’t real feminists” because they are, whether you like it or not.</blockquote>

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America, Ass, and Confused: and forget to focus on our journey Caitlyn Cannon I need feminism because I intend on marrying rich and I can't do that if my wife and I are making .75 cent for every dollar a man makes." pos <p><a href="http://prolifefemale.tumblr.com/post/120637855733/proudblackconservative" class="tumblr_blog">prolifefemale</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/120637234809/zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black.tumblr.com/post/120637029739/proudblackconservative" class="tumblr_blog">zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/120636836054/zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black.tumblr.com/post/120636051884/proudblackconservative" class="tumblr_blog">zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black</a>:</p><blockquote><p><a href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/120621125644/zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black-my-jaw-dropped" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black.tumblr.com/post/120069782599/my-jaw-dropped" class="tumblr_blog">zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>MY JAW DROPPED</p></blockquote> <p>At how terribly confused she is? Or how she said “.75 cent”?</p></blockquote> Oh god, a typo! SHE’S OBVIOUSLY A FUCKING RETARD. Right <a href="http://tmblr.co/mZHrjydhp9oUbxMGBDJA8rw">proudblackconservative</a>?! Also she’s obviously not confused, she’s a fucking genius. This quote is brilliant.</blockquote> <p>I’m literally laughing out loud right now. You think this quote is brilliant? Despite its blatant statement of lies? The typo is isn’t what made the comment stupid, it’s the assertion that women get paid .75 cents (Which FYI would mean .75 of a cent, when I’m sure she means $.75 on the dollar, so the real typo here is a complete miscommunication of the number she wants to convey and she just graduated high school I would hope she understood how decimals work by now). And besides all that, the wage gap has been debunked countless times. She just quoted a whole bunch of often repeated bullshit and now she’s getting called “brilliant” by dummies on tumblr who don’t bother to research anything.</p></blockquote> <p>Yeah okay Sweetie ;) <br/>The wage gap is a fact for every industry in America. That’s why so many people care about solving it and closing that gap. So try pulling your head out of your ass.</p></blockquote> <p>*sigh* I know it’s probably like talking to a wall at this point, but I’ll give it one more try:</p><p><a href="http://time.com/3222543/5-feminist-myths-that-will-not-die/">http://time.com/3222543/5-feminist-myths-that-will-not-die/</a></p><p>And that is TIME Magazine, not some conservative media.</p></blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/a-yearly-reminder-that-the-gender-wage-gap-is-due-to-choice-not-discrimination/article/2563010">http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/a-yearly-reminder-that-the-gender-wage-gap-is-due-to-choice-not-discrimination/article/2563010</a><br/></p><p><a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2012/04/16/its-time-that-we-end-the-equal-pay-myth/">http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2012/04/16/its-time-that-we-end-the-equal-pay-myth/</a><br/></p><p><a href="http://blog.independent.org/2015/04/07/the-gender-wage-gap-a-myth-that-just-wont-die/">http://blog.independent.org/2015/04/07/the-gender-wage-gap-a-myth-that-just-wont-die/</a></p><p><a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-gender-pay-gap-is-a-complete-myth/">http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-gender-pay-gap-is-a-complete-myth/</a><br/></p><p><a href="http://www.factcheck.org/2012/06/obamas-77-cent-exaggeration/">http://www.factcheck.org/2012/06/obamas-77-cent-exaggeration/</a><br/></p><p><a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2013/08/gender_pay_gap_the_familiar_line_that_women_make_77_cents_to_every_man_s.html">http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2013/08/gender_pay_gap_the_familiar_line_that_women_make_77_cents_to_every_man_s.html</a><br/></p><p><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christina-hoff-sommers/wage-gap_b_2073804.html">http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christina-hoff-sommers/wage-gap_b_2073804.html</a><br/></p><p>Seriously, it’s like that person didn’t even try. </p></blockquote> Here&rsquo;s some more links for you, <a class="tumblelog" href="http://tmblr.co/m62GcQYi76aVSgjP7PT8V4Q">zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black</a>, or does Jesus still have to come down so you can stop being delusional?
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America, Ass, and Confused: and forget to focus on our journey Caitlyn Cannon I need feminism because I intend on marrying rich and I can't do that if my wife and I are making .75 cent for every dollar a man makes." pos <p><a href="http://zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black.tumblr.com/post/120637572089/proudblackconservative" class="tumblr_blog">zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/120637234809/zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black.tumblr.com/post/120637029739/proudblackconservative" class="tumblr_blog">zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/120636836054/zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black.tumblr.com/post/120636051884/proudblackconservative" class="tumblr_blog">zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black</a>:</p><blockquote><p><a href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/120621125644/zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black-my-jaw-dropped" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black.tumblr.com/post/120069782599/my-jaw-dropped" class="tumblr_blog">zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>MY JAW DROPPED</p></blockquote> <p>At how terribly confused she is? Or how she said “.75 cent”?</p></blockquote> Oh god, a typo! SHE’S OBVIOUSLY A FUCKING RETARD. Right <a class="tumblelog" href="http://tmblr.co/mZHrjydhp9oUbxMGBDJA8rw">proudblackconservative</a>?! Also she’s obviously not confused, she’s a fucking genius. This quote is brilliant.</blockquote> <p>I’m literally laughing out loud right now. You think this quote is brilliant? Despite its blatant statement of lies? The typo is isn’t what made the comment stupid, it’s the assertion that women get paid .75 cents (Which FYI would mean .75 of a cent, when I’m sure she means $.75 on the dollar, so the real typo here is a complete miscommunication of the number she wants to convey and she just graduated high school I would hope she understood how decimals work by now). And besides all that, the wage gap has been debunked countless times. She just quoted a whole bunch of often repeated bullshit and now she’s getting called “brilliant” by dummies on tumblr who don’t bother to research anything.</p></blockquote> <p>Yeah okay Sweetie ;) <br/>The wage gap is a fact for every industry in America. That’s why so many people care about solving it and closing that gap. So try pulling your head out of your ass.</p></blockquote> <p>*sigh* I know it’s probably like talking to a wall at this point, but I’ll give it one more try:</p><p><a href="http://time.com/3222543/5-feminist-myths-that-will-not-die/">http://time.com/3222543/5-feminist-myths-that-will-not-die/</a></p><p>And that is TIME Magazine, not some conservative media.</p></blockquote> <p>Right of course because of this one article it means it’s not a problem at all and EVERY SINGLE man and woman get paid the same for doing the same job. <br/>There are articles debunking Christianity, do you believe those too?</p></blockquote> <p>First of all, you can&rsquo;t &ldquo;debunk&rdquo; a faith system.<br/>Secondly, I could dig up a dozen more articles if I thought it would make a difference. Why don&rsquo;t you try to prove your claim?</p>
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America, Ass, and Confused: and forget to focus on our journey Caitlyn Cannon I need feminism because I intend on marrying rich and I can't do that if my wife and I are making .75 cent for every dollar a man makes." pos <p><a href="http://zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black.tumblr.com/post/120637029739/proudblackconservative" class="tumblr_blog">zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/120636836054/zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black.tumblr.com/post/120636051884/proudblackconservative" class="tumblr_blog">zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black</a>:</p><blockquote><p><a href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/120621125644/zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black-my-jaw-dropped" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black.tumblr.com/post/120069782599/my-jaw-dropped" class="tumblr_blog">zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>MY JAW DROPPED</p></blockquote> <p>At how terribly confused she is? Or how she said “.75 cent”?</p></blockquote> Oh god, a typo! SHE’S OBVIOUSLY A FUCKING RETARD. Right <a class="tumblelog" href="http://tmblr.co/mZHrjydhp9oUbxMGBDJA8rw">proudblackconservative</a>?! Also she’s obviously not confused, she’s a fucking genius. This quote is brilliant.</blockquote> <p>I’m literally laughing out loud right now. You think this quote is brilliant? Despite its blatant statement of lies? The typo is isn’t what made the comment stupid, it’s the assertion that women get paid .75 cents (Which FYI would mean .75 of a cent, when I’m sure she means $.75 on the dollar, so the real typo here is a complete miscommunication of the number she wants to convey and she just graduated high school I would hope she understood how decimals work by now). And besides all that, the wage gap has been debunked countless times. She just quoted a whole bunch of often repeated bullshit and now she’s getting called “brilliant” by dummies on tumblr who don’t bother to research anything.</p></blockquote> <p>Yeah okay Sweetie ;) <br/>The wage gap is a fact for every industry in America. That’s why so many people care about solving it and closing that gap. So try pulling your head out of your ass.</p></blockquote> <p>*sigh* I know it&rsquo;s probably like talking to a wall at this point, but I&rsquo;ll give it one more try:</p><p><a href="http://time.com/3222543/5-feminist-myths-that-will-not-die/">http://time.com/3222543/5-feminist-myths-that-will-not-die/</a></p><p>And that is TIME Magazine, not some conservative media.</p>
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Confused, Feminism, and Fucking: and forget to focus on our journey Caitlyn Cannon I need feminism because I intend on marrying rich and I can't do that if my wife and I are making .75 cent for every dollar a man makes." pos <p><a href="http://zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black.tumblr.com/post/120636051884/proudblackconservative" class="tumblr_blog">zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black</a>:</p><blockquote><p><a href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/120621125644/zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black-my-jaw-dropped" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black.tumblr.com/post/120069782599/my-jaw-dropped" class="tumblr_blog">zoe-sarcastic-dressed-in-black</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>MY JAW DROPPED</p></blockquote> <p>At how terribly confused she is? Or how she said “.75 cent”?</p></blockquote> Oh god, a typo! SHE’S OBVIOUSLY A FUCKING RETARD. Right <a class="tumblelog" href="http://tmblr.co/mZHrjydhp9oUbxMGBDJA8rw">proudblackconservative</a>?! Also she’s obviously not confused, she’s a fucking genius. This quote is brilliant.</blockquote> <p>I’m literally laughing out loud right now. You think this quote is brilliant? Despite its blatant statement of lies? The typo is isn’t what made the comment stupid, it&rsquo;s the assertion that women get paid .75 cents (Which FYI would mean .75 of a cent, when I’m sure she means $.75 on the dollar, so the real typo here is a complete miscommunication of the number she wants to convey and she just graduated high school I would hope she understood how decimals work by now). And besides all that, the wage gap has been debunked countless times. She just quoted a whole bunch of often repeated bullshit and now she’s getting called “brilliant” by dummies on tumblr who don’t bother to research anything.</p>
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