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My current priorities are to be healthy, save money for a bigger home and get back to creating things.
Last night’s tragic event in Colorado has been triggering a load of discussion on gun control in the United States. (Pun intended.) People don’t seem to realize (not to their own fault, I blame the media) that our country is run strictly as a business. How else are we one of the most “powerful” countries in the world? With doughnuts and cheeseburgers? Honey boo boo child, please. We’re talking about a federal government that budgeted 24% of its 2012 federal fund to National Defense ($902 billion; $716 billion of which going to the military) and 4% to Education (a relatively small $153 billion). We’re talking about a federal government that has committed over $11 trillion in bailing out credit, banking & housing giants, under various “relief programs,” “rescue efforts,” “financial initiatives.” Did they do that to help the regular Joes like you and me, somehow? Maybe. (HAHAHA!) Did they do that because those in power have money/political ties/shares within those companies? Must be nice to be rich. But I digress.
Point is, mainstream media would love to have us believe that it’s the civilians and criminals that are causing all of society’s downfalls. It’s the crazed maniacs running rampant with guns that are ruining our lives. While it would be ideal for A LOT of psychopaths and evil buttholes to be stripped away of their rights to own weapons, the idea of total gun control is far from what we’ll ever see. The Columbine shooting happened over 13 years ago. Waco happened over 19 years ago. And the Abraham Lincoln assassination happened over 147 years ago. (DID YOU KNOW ALL 3 OF THOSE EVENTS HAPPENED/ENDED IN APRIL? APRIL 20, APRIL 19, APRIL 14!)
Politicians will speak of the need to tighten gun control, while their bedfellows are manufacturing and distributing said products. Higher criminal activity generates more income for the powerful. The money is recycled through drug trafficking, prison systems, corporate investments, campaign funding, big businesses, and somehow always winds up back in the same pockets. There are so many well-meaning individuals out there trying to make a difference, but how can they combat the powerhouses making the laws? After all, how hypocritical would it be for Americans to poo-poo guns, while our tax dollars and spendings are being put into the hands of those developing MILLION-DOLLAR UNMANNED, ARMED DRONES AND SHIT? They want us so badly to focus on single new stories here & there about bad people. Really helps to shift the blame.