1. odinsblog:

    #MyNYPD (Part I)

  2. why gun control in America won’t work

    • The high crime rate in the U.S. is due to several factors. In fact, the regions in the U.S. with the highest crime rates are areas that have imposed strict gun control legislation.

    • The crime rate in the U.S. has decreased significantly over the past 20 years. The drop in crime has been greater than in Australia and the U.K. This suggests the crime issue can be mitigated without gun control measures being taken.

    • In the U.S. there are currently 300,000,000 guns in circulation. A gun buy-back program would undoubtedly be unsuccessful and costly.

    • The U.S. is not an island nation like Australia, the U.K., and Japan. Even if the gun buy-back program were to be successful, controlling the influx of black market weapons from Mexico and South America would be impossible.

    • Mass shootings account for less than one percent of the murders committed in the U.S. Events like these are successful in provoking an emotional response from the populace, but statistically they’re insignificant.

    • A majority of mass shootings in the U.S. have occurred in gun-free zones. This is no coincidence. Shooters seek out these areas because they are unlikely to meet resistance. How are armed civilians supposed to prevent events like these from happening if they aren’t allowed to carry a weapon in these zones?

    • The U.S. violent crime rate isn’t much higher than in the U.K and Australia.

    • In the U.S. areas with high rates of gun ownership have lower crime rates.

    • Guns act as an equalizer. They provide protection to those who are physically unable to protect themselves. If a 60 year old widow has her house broken into by a 250 lb. man, how could she possible protect herself without a gun? Should she call the police? You know what they say: When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

    • Adding onto my last point, in the U.S. guns are used in the prevention of over 1,000,000 crimes per year.

    Finally,

    • The U.S. constitution grants U.S. citizens the right to own firearms.

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  3. Anonymous asked: Just FYI countries like New Zealand, Australia and most of europe have equal pay laws and these countries all lead when it comes to men and women having equal amounts of jobs.

    runningrepublican:

    These laws began being implemented in the past 30 years. Source

    Australia has higher female unemployment, with a mean of 20% over the past 30 years. Currently at 15%. Source

    In the past 20 years New Zealand has had a female unemployment rate that averaged 44%. Source

    Historically, the male and female unemployment rates have been close between men and women in the last 30 years. Source

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    The US currently has a female unemployment at roughly 1/3rd of that and is slightly lower than male unemployment in the United states, and basically the same as the average unemployment. Source

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  4. aaltje-in-wonderland:

    —Netflix would be by far the best dating site. “Here are 9 other singles in your area who have also watched Breaking Bad for 12 straight hours”

  5. new-age-conservative:

    prepandbowsintexas:

    slide-to-the-right:

    new-age-conservative:

    Calvin Coolidge Quotes…Why can’t we have another capitalist like him?

    It’s a shame a statist like FDR gets entire chapters of history books dedicated to his “New Deal” crap (which by the way did almost nothing to get us out of the Great Depression. Try World War II), but you’ll be damned to find even a simple paragraph on this brilliant man.

    Y’all obviously don’t know that he didn’t do anything for the country. He was a do nothing president and one of the worst their was. FDR brought the US out of the great depression and Coolidge did absolutely nothing worth remembering in the face of other presidents…

    My god you are ignorant, aren’t you?  Have you ever done an actual study of history or economics?  Any?  Any at all?  Because as far as I can tell you have nothing more than a high school understanding of anything (oh you’re 16 according to your page so much makes sense now…)

    Perhaps you might like to actually read books like The Forgotten Man
    by Amnity Shlaes
    or perhaps A Monetary History of the United States by Milton Friedman and Anna Jacobson Schwartz or even just Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell.  There you might learn that Coolidge stopped a minor recession in the early 20’s from becoming specifically because he didn’t get involved in the economy. That FDR and his polices made what should have been a recession that should only have lasted a couple years a major depression that lasted for over a decade.  Coolidge did everything that a great leader should FDR did everything an idiot would do (did you know he got so bad that even Keynes started telling him he was doing too much…and when Keynes tells you you’re messing with the economy too much…)…also I’m so glad you rushed to the defense of FDR, because a man who sends boat loads of escaping Jews back to Germany to die is so in need of defense from blind followers who would like to ignore not just his crimes against economics but also his crimes against humanity.  The real facts are that Coolidge is one of the greatest presidents ever because he understood what worked…and FDR for numerous reasons should be condemned as one of the worst excuses for a human ever.

    And on a final note, the history teacher whom you took your bad information from is an idiot and a disgrace to the profession.

    *mic drop*

  6. how guys know they’re getting older #410: nose hairs… getting longer….