New Airsoft Laws.What to do?(An Editorial.)A good question.With the new laws at the state and local levels.Many are asking should we obey?Well the answer is YES.Now I know many out there are going to think."You're Selling Out!"or "You just another sheep,BBHHAA."Well that is certainly you're opinion,and you have a right to it.However this is not selling out.This is part of a new strategy.Will laws such as Californias SB-199 or even more DRACONIAN laws in cities like San Francisco,New York City,Alantic City,Ect ever be repealed or successfully challenged in court?As much as I would like to see it.Most likey the answer is NO.Since this is not a 2nd Amendment issue.And given the current political climate in those areas.However we do have a chance to get some of those laws amended to where we want them.One amendment I would like to see is that persons over the age of 18 be allowed to purchase Airsoft Guns with out the new safety markings(SB-199).Provided that the customer sings a form that the dealers would provide attesting that thNew Airsoft Laws.What to do?(An Editorial.)6 days ago in Articles & Interviews
Moral Good versus Functional GoodA long time ago during college a friend asked me, "If a guy comes up with the cure for cancer, is it good or is it bad?"Moral Good versus Functional Good4 days ago in Articles & Interviews
I thought a moment. Back then, I defined moral good as anything motivated by love. What I had in mind was the kind of caring and kindness you would show toward someone for the sake of their well-being, the kind of sacrificial, brotherly love that stems from compassion toward your fellow man.
"I would say it was a good thing," I answered her, "because he was showing love toward others who are suffering."
"But what if it had nothing to do with love? What if this person didn't really care about other human beings, he just wanted to make a cure for cancer because he wanted the money from it or the satisfaction of reaching that kind of achievement?"
I shrugged. "I would say that wasn't necessarily good because his heart wasn't in it to help others."
"So," she scoffed, "You would say that was a bad thing?"
"No...just, it sounds neutral to me,
Helloween - My God-Given RightHelloween - My God-Given Right1 day ago in Articles & Interviews
Même si Helloween a plus de 3 décennies d'existence et qu'il à commencé sa carrière avec un excellent mini-LP en 1984, le groupe décide de fêter ses 30 ans cette année. Car ce fut en 1985 que la formation sorti son premier véritable album studio: Walls of Jericho, qui est toujours un classique du speed metal allemand quant à moi. Et c'est en nous balançant ce My God-Given Right que nos joyeuses citrouilles soulignent leurs 6 lustres.
Mais avant de nous étendre sur ce disque, laissez-moi vous faire un très rapide résumé de leur longue épopée musicale:
Formé dans la première moitié des années 80 par Markus Grosskopf à la basse et par Kai Hansen à la guitare, le groupe entame sa carrière avec ce dernier au chant. Cependant en 1989, le rouquin souriant (Kai) quitte finalement le gang pour aller former Gamma Ray après avoir laissé sa place à Michael Kiske co
MinervaMinervaMinerva2 days ago in Articles & Interviews
Enciclopedia dei ragazzi (2006)
di Emanuele Lelli
La vergine guerriera ispiratrice dei saperi
Originariamente differenti l’una dall’altra, la greca Atena e la romana Minerva hanno in comune il ruolo di protettrici delle arti e dei mestieri, cioè di ogni attività dell’ingegno. Atena, inoltre, è anche la dea dell’astuzia militare e, soprattutto, la patrona della città che da lei prende il nome, Atene
Atena: vergine guerriera ma non solo
Dopo aver inghiottito la dea dell’astuzia, Metis, Zeus accusa un forte mal di testa. Dalla sua nuca, accortamente aperta da Efesto, esce una vergine con le armi in pugno e gli occhi brillanti, che diviene una delle divinità più amate dai Greci.
Atena è in realtà un’antichissima dea micenea (micenea, civiltà), conosciuta come Atena signora e come dea dei serpenti, venerata sui monti e nei boschi: protegge i sovrani micenei e i loro palazzi,
An Animated Film Worse than Lady Death?If you follow me, you probably saw me call Lady Death the Worst Animated Film of All-Time.An Animated Film Worse than Lady Death?3 days ago in Articles & Interviews
But is there a worse one?
I almost dread the question because I don't want to think of anything worse than Lady Death. But if Video Gum, Nathan Rabin, and I Hate Everything have a stomach for bad films, I can do this too.
Request me anything you want with the following guidelines:
--It should be animated, as per the title. I actually found the live-action Jupiter Ascending worse than Lady Death.
--It has to have some reputable studio working on it (no Dingo Pictures or Brinquedo), and it has to have been made for a profit (No random web video).
--Feature Film, please (at least 45 minutes long)
--DTV films are allowed.
--Nothing with merely a bad English dub. That was the fault of the translator, not the original creator.
The following films have been disqualified because I have seen them at least in part and, in one form or another, I found them more tolerable than Lady Death.
Life as a Princess: Episode 213Life as a Princess: Episode 2134 days ago in Articles & Interviews
Life as a Princess
Welcome back to the show. There's been a lot of news lately...actually, there's always news. That's why my show is so popular compared to the other series on T.O.O.N.. I will literally never run out of stuff to talk about. I'm so cool! Just kidding, let's get on with the show.
In World News
The Palestinian Flag has been raised in front of the UN Headquarters in New York. It's a fantastic move on Palestine, which is trying very hard and making great strides towards achieving statehood. Unfortunately, this act has drawn criticisms from both Israel and the United States, the latter probably only siding with Israel because they're our allies. Really guys? Let them do their own thing. Now, unfortunately, I'm not too up to date on this issue. I've included two links below in which you can read up on the information. The first link is the source of today's story, and the second link will provide a recap of the history you may or may not know.
Some Basics- Simple To Understand For EverybodyI wish I can write more, but I am overwhelmed with personal things. Today I am not even in mood to write complicated things, to get into details and more details, to write endless pages etc. Therefore some Tips for others, since is Impossible to find solutions or to guide 7.2 Billion people in the entire world. Note: I type extremely fast so if I make some mistakes in English, don't complain: I see them myself and I never bothered to correct them, waste of time and I am not that patient, when my mind thinks at many things in the same time. Time is really precious to me from hour, minute, second to non-second.Some Basics- Simple To Understand For Everybody6 days ago in Articles & Interviews
1) Large, once successful companies fail due to irrational decision making. The reasons are numerous. Some may feel invulnerable today but they will fail in future because their problems and opportunities have become very complex. Often no one challenges the status quo or to ask though question(s).
2) Are things therapists don't want you to know: the ones in private practice depen
Shaun in the City charity auction livestreamOn Thursday 8th October, the 120 sculptures that were displayed around London and Bristol (UK) for the Shaun in the City trails, will be auctioned to raise money for charity.Shaun in the City charity auction livestream1 day ago in Articles & Interviews
The auction will be livestreamed here: http://livestream.com/shaunint…
Watch out guysThere is this website called Wallpart which has been stealing people's art and selling it. They stole some of my pictures and a bunch of other art from people I watch on here. Please go check it out and see if your art is there. But don't send a complaint on the website. Find one of the many petitions to sign and get this website shut down.Watch out guys4 days ago in Articles & Interviews
Make FriendsAnyone i can message and talk too and have a good deep conversation with?Make Friends1 week ago in Articles & Interviews
Hating Christians?Hating Christians?1 week ago in Articles & Interviews
I wonder why people hate so much on Christians? Why are they so careful not to offend islam? The ones who follow the teachings of Jesus are kind, merciful, and loving. How you feel about them doesnt change how they feel about you, they will always forgive and bless you even while your cursing them. But, islam is different, they work off of fear, not love. it can be death by their hands will all hostility as prescribed throughout Africa and the middle east where it is dominant.
A friend and someone you can trust is someone that loves you enough to not let their heart turned hard against you, your enemy is the one who would raise their hand or blade against you. Its true, you may loose your life to deny Islam, or to profess Christianity...but what legacy do you want to leave, the fear and oppression, or love and generosity?
WHile we dont always have to answer for our crimes while in the flesh life, we will ALL have to stand before the judge who cant be bought or intimidated, because he i
Fragment- Part II Fragment-Part IIFragment- Part II1 week ago in Articles & Interviews
One day, things could change. Tips, tricks, reflections, traps or honesty...
I:-What have you learned? What I have been taking from you? This can be a very long day or I will finish it in a few minutes, either way I don't give a damn.
Ludovic:-We are greater and stronger, than we have ever been.
I:-Really?! If you think destiny isn't in your hands or it isn't your responsibility... I can see your point but you're not stronger, you're weaker and more dependent than ever, far to be greater, but rather more selfish and self-involved.
Lorcan:-The old ways don't work and may be we have to learn genuine leadership skills to get along.
I:-You're boys in man-suits. We can agree or disagree, this is besides the point. Humans have always been self-involved, selfish and prone to excuses.
Ludovicr the bitter tendency to ignore the humble in favor of the pushy one.
ScrupoloSCRUPOLOScrupolo3 days ago in Articles & Interviews
Enciclopedia Italiana (1936)
di Agostino Tesio
SCRUPOLO. - Nel linguaggio ordinario significa talvolta grande delicatezza di coscienza, desiderosa di evitare la colpa anche più leggiera; nel linguaggio teologico-morale significa propriamente inquietudine di coscienza, che fa tenere per mancanza ciò che non è o per grave una mancanza leggerissima. Non si tratta d'un semplice errore o d'un semplice dubbio, perché in questi non si trova l'ansietà propria dello scrupolo. Lo scrupolo può avere per oggetto tanto le azioni passate quanto le presenti; può riferirsi a una materia sola, come a parecchie, e anche a tutta l'attività morale; e se è durevole, produce quello stato d'animo che si dice coscienza scrupolosa, che costituisce il tormento del paziente e del suo prossimo, e reca danni alla sanità e attività dell'individuo.
Bibl.: A. Gemelli, De scrupulis, Firenze 1913.