I once held a copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 (the first Spider Man) in my hands: 10 cents. If I’d have only known…
Now myself, I’d bet on the smaller, lighter, pointy plane going farther. Bigger and fancier isn’t always better.
However, if you’re talking about a new Romulan craft for Star Trek… Miles has that pegged. :D
Guns are a “super” weapon; one can conceal it, use it to kill quickly and efficiently and from a distance. Just as one can accidentally cut oneself with a knife, one can accidentally shoot oneself with a gun… but the gun usually produces far worse injury.
No matter how loudly people shout “right to own”, established data proves that countries where gun ownership is heavily restricted have the lowest murder and suicide rates overall. Guns make it too fast and easy to kill, whether someone else or oneself, by intent or by accident.
Now, should we have a society without guns? Are we speaking reality or utopian here? The sensible solution might be to significantly restrict the use of guns to legitimate use (hunting, not against another human, hunting rifle, not sidearm or military-grade), and any crime / altercation in which a gun is involved bears an automatic maximum sentence. Statistically and logically, reducing the availability of guns reduces the crimes committed with guns. It definitely reduces gun-related accidents.
Then realize that a large percentage of gun deaths occur within the home— using a gun that one purchased him/herself. We all know these realities. Many have studied the data. Some people deny these things (as they will deny anything, even if the facts are staring them straight in the face). Their denial does not change reality.
So the question with guns is the same as anything else: where do we draw the line between “I want” personal opinion… and fact-based public safety?
I was once a gun collector. Had them lining an entire wall. No more; I don’t own a single gun. Wisdom (hopefully) comes with age. I may die for one of numerous reasons— but it won’t be because I was killed with my own gun.
You don’t recall powdered wigs in music videos? Oh wait… MTV began August 1, 1981. Okay, all of you who remember 8-track tapes raise your canes!
Ah, Bucky right where we want him. Now… lock the door and go watch TV for… oh, 3 months or so. Just write off the closet. The total peace will be worth the loss of closet space.
If anyone out there is upset over this concept… remember Bucky is a comic character. He’ll survive somehow. He’s probably got his own survival setup in there to last a year in case of zombie dog apocalypse.
If not… ever heard of Schrodinger’s cat? :D
“Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuude! and it took about 8-10 seconds for that vowel to pass.”
Are you saying he was hit with water and it caused his vowels to pass?
I’m seriously amazed he got away with a line like “that little midget”…
My curiosity lobe is wondering about that tiny, tiny black dot in the middle of each sign. : )
I can play the Piccard Flute Solo on my Elven 6-hole Flute. : )
I will have nothing more to do with you.
I would have preferred sensible, mutually-respectful discussion but since that has proved highly unlikely, I have no problem with your decision. Do please keep your word.
Sorry you didn’t realize when simple cross-posting was happening. You were posting so fast and thoughtless and deleting your posts and re-posting I couldn’t answer you properly.
To answer your prior charge: I didn’t tell you “I Googled it” as you falsely claim. I told you precisely how to Google the information yourself, and provided direct quotes from the resulting authoritative links. You consistently refused to make any attempt to verify those sources. That was due to your own bias and is on you, not me.
Your repeated misrepresentation of fact along with false accusations have been major disruptions of this thread. That nonsense won’t be missed at all.