18 Facts That Prove Guns Make Us SaferMichael Snyder from The American Dream provides 18 Little-Known Gun Facts That Prove That Guns Make Us Safer. (WARNING: If you support gun control and do not wish to have your anti-gun narrative contradicted, do not proceed to read this list.):#1 Over the past 20 years, gun sales have absolutely exploded, but homicides with firearms are down 39 percent during that time and "other crimes with firearms" are down 69 percent.18 Facts That Prove Guns Make Us Safer2 years ago in Personal More Like This
#2 A study published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy discovered that nations that have mor
Gun Deaths 49% Lower Since 1993Gun Deaths 49% Lower Since 19932 years ago in Personal More Like This
Pew Research Center
Here's another statistic for your anti-gun control arsenal: gun deaths are 49 percent lower than they were 20 years ago.National rates of gun homicide and other violent gun crimes are strikingly lower now than during their peak in the mid-1990s, paralleling a general decline in violent crime, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of government data. Beneath the long-term trend, though, are big differences by decade: Violence plunged through the 1990s, but has declined less dramatically since 2000.
Compared with 1993, the peak of U.S. gun homicides, the firearm homicide rate was 49% lower in 2010, and there were fewer deaths, even though the nation's population grew. The victimization rate for other v
33 Reasons To Be A Libertarian1) Because the taxes that supposedly go to building roads, bridges, and schools mostly go to funding the military-industrial complex.33 Reasons To Be A Libertarian2 years ago in Personal More Like This
2) Because the army is being forced to purchase tanks it neither wants nor needs. If the army were to withhold creating new tanks for three years, it would save taxpayers $3 billion dollars--the same amount the Pentagon spends in a single day!
Stupid Anti-Gun MemesFollowing the defeat of anti-gun legislation in the Senate, the left-wing blogosphere has exploded with face-palmingly stupid anti-gun memes. I spent most of last night scrolling through these memes on Tumblr, and I've decided to vent my frustration with them by debunking them one by one:Stupid Anti-Gun Memes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is the most prominent meme, and as with most other gun control arguments (as well as any argument for limited rights), it relies on the "think of the children" mentality.
This is simply a false equivalency. First of all, kids play with Kinder Eggs, they do not play with guns. Second, Kinder eggs are a direct threat to children, as they contain small toys they could easily choke on, while a gun is an indirect threat to children, as some maniac could easily shoot them with it. Not everyone who owns a gun wan
How to be popular on DA(I'm just going to put a warning up here since some people aren't..the BRIGHTEST and are far too sensitive, That this is suppose to be taken as a joke, but also it's an inside joke of DA in a nutshell. Lol obviously. So don't take it to heart.)How to be popular on DA8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Well, here we go!
1. Make a username that'll attract the crowd involving your favorite anime and name it after a character, or anything that has to do with butts.
2. Make sure your profile is coated in stamps, especially emo ones, to show that you're edgy, such as "I'm nothing" or "Darkness is my blanket" or hell, maybe even "I eat raw testicles for dinner."
3. Make sure you suck up to everyone in the DA community to gain watchers and attention. Such as donating points to people that don't even care, watching a lot of people as well.
4. Similar to tumblr make sure you're gay or bi. Sides, no one likes a hetero. That's boring.:iconmingplz:
5. If you're going to submit art, makes sure you use bases. Why? PFFT fuck drawing on your own and strengthe
Leisl and PoLeisl and Po4 years ago in Personal More Like This
A while back, I had the pleasure of illustrating this wonderful childrens book, "Leisl & Po" by Lauren Oliver. Its finally in stores and now I can show you some of the art inside. It is a unique story about a girl, who is visited by a ghost that tells her her dead father is stuck on Limbo and that only she can help him cross over...
I heard the book has been getting alot of praise from the children's book industry, and I am just happy and proud to be a part of it.
Some preliminary sketches..
Insane Drift CityFor :icontcfcomics:Insane Drift City5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Ryo watanabe vs Razor Callahan ( Evo X vs Mustang GT )
Sonic the hedgehog vs Keisuke Takahashi ( Elise vs RX7 )
Blaze the Cat vs Go Hojo ( GTR vs NSX )
Takumi Fujiwara vs Darius ( AE86 vs R8 )
Ryo watanabe vs Sonic the Hedgehog ( Evo X vs Elise )
Blaze the Cat vs Darius ( GTR vs R8 )
Sonic vs Blaze ( Elise vs GTR )
Who Is Your State Highest Paid Public Employee?It's bad enough that, during an economic recession, obscene amounts of taxpayer money go towards public employees. What's worse is that most of the highest paid public employees are :iconfluttershysqueeplz:ing athletic coaches!Who Is Your State Highest Paid Public Employee?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm sorry, but why the :iconfluttershysqueeplz: do we need to pay people so much money to instruct a legion of Neanderthals to kick a ball around? It's madness! And unfortunately, it's not March Madness.
US Homicide Rate 1885-2012Yet another graph showing how gun violence is a non-issue:US Homicide Rate 1885-20122 years ago in Personal More Like This
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS/STUDENTS...It's amazing how setting goals can make you unhappy.TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS/STUDENTS...8 months ago in Personal More Like This
For a long time, I've always thought to myself: "I'm not quite as good, but I will be once I've met my goal." Or, " Once I've reached my goal, I'll be happy, I'll be successful." I'm sure that I am not alone in this mode of thinking and as a result we ultimately push our own happiness to the back, unless we accomplish some major milestone.
We place ridiculous stress on ourselves to lose weight, get a promotion...finishing a comic or whatever.
But I think setting goals seem useless without a system or process in place to reach them. I'm learning more that it's important to understand the difference between goals & systems. The goal is the desired end result, the system is the process, or practice that (if committed to) eventually gets you there. Focusing on practice instead of performance allows you to be present, and improve at the same time. Planning progress (Goal) vs. Making progress (System).
Let's commit to
SurrealismSurrealism2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
orld War I (1914-1918) was a human catastrophe
that devastated Western civilization and mocked the hope inherent in “modernism”. The sheer volume of the war’s slaughter was beyond belief. The horror of it all destroyed the trust in science, medicine and technology as the golden gateway to a harmonious and peaceful future for humanity. All that was thought to be good had been twisted to the evil purpose of a global war. A global sense of hopefulness was replaced with a global sense of fear and loathing.
Salvador Dali autosodomized
14,000 points in Draw Tom Ripley Contest Please fave this journal to let more people see this contest. Thank you!14,000 points in Draw Tom Ripley Contest4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
:iconHugMePenguinplz: Welcome to
TOM RIPLEY Contest
Hello. Let's draw my favorite guy 'Tom Ripley' and win all my 14,000 points. All good artists are welcome
Who is Tom Ripley?
There are many versions of Tom Ripley in the books, movies and stageplays.
But Tom Ripley that I mean in this contest is the leading character from the movie in year 1999 called
The Talented Mr.Ripley (Matt Damon version) only.
Click here to see his images :
r/politics And How Libtards ProjectFor those fortunate enough never to have ventured onto reddit, r/politics is the main subreddit for discussing all things political. As such, the subreddit hosts a wide variety of political views from left-of-center to far-left-of-center to "OMFG! not even Stalin was that far-left-of-center!" As for anything slightly right-of-center, it gets downvoted into oblivion faster than you can say "Holy Confirmation Bias, Batman!"r/politics And How Libtards Project2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So as you can probably guess, the lion's share of the subreddit consists of articles from such "reliable" and "unbiased" sources as the Huffington Post, Daily Kos, Media Matters, and Think Progress. Again, anything slightly to the right-of-center gets downvoted into non-existence. After all, reality has a well-known liberal bias! (Or is it that liberals have a well-known reality bias? I can't tell anymore.)
With such an obvious political slant, making the subreddit a left-wing echo
Lil' Wayne - How to Loveyou had a lot of dreams that transform to visions. the fact that you saw the world affected all your decisions. but it wasn't your fault. wasn't in your intentions.Lil' Wayne - How to Love3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Daily Pony: Ponies vs. PikachusDaily Pony: Ponies vs. Pikachus2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Why are the ponies fighting a horde of Pikachus? Why are they dressed in Viking gear? Why is Pinkie Pie leading them? Why is she quoting 300?
This is insanity. This is madness. THIS. IS. EQUESTRIA!
Who cares? This is awesome!
Page Views - What Do They Really Mean?Page ViewsPage Views - What Do They Really Mean?5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Page views are a huge talk on deviantART. For many they represent who they follow, who they talk with, and even who they are willing to be friends with.
As of January 5, 2011, I removed viewing page views from my page and on others.
I replaced it with a message that said:
"Page Views - You may notice that I don't view page views. Not only was my page view count once destroyed by a bot, but I have come to realize page views should not represent the face of a deviant. Who they are as a person and an artist should.
As of January 5, 2011, I will no longer be paying attention to my own page views, and in addition I have vowed not to follow deviants based on page views, but instead based on ability and personality.
At that point I had 315,730 Page Views.
But I thought I would take this as a chance to write a little something about page views as well.
Earlier in the day, I spoke to PurpelBlur, and he told me:
"Is 100,000 views too seen? Doesn
Tomasz Opasinski: So You Wanna Be In PicturesTomasz Opasinski: So You Wanna Be In Pictures4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Entertainment Advertising Creative Director
When his dream of one day being Captain of a naval vessel was taken away from him due to his irreparable poor eyesight, Tomasz Opasinski turned to his most powerful talent in life: he could draw and paint. Still in his native Poland, he enrolled in the School of Advertising, taking courses in computers and publishing.
The Polish Navy’s loss was an incalculable gain for worldwide creative arts lovers, especially fans of movies and the innovative movie poste
+ Miklos Feher + I would like to tell you a story of life. Not just a lesson, but the explanation to the silent comprehension of the meaning and the reason, which is the true barvery.+ Miklos Feher +11 years ago in Personal More Like This
21.30 of the 25th January 2004. It was in the last minutes of a football game, Benfica/Guimarães. Miklos Feher was a player from Benfica, wearing the red color. He commited an injury, as he played. The refery showed him the yellow card. He smiled. Simply smiled before this decision. In the following seconds, the world saw the red advanced player place his hands on his knees and then fall apart, straight and almost theatrally to the ground.
The red players approached the fallen mate and held his hand. Then, after a few seconds, we saw them embrace the fallen body and embrace themselves too, crying. Meanwhile, the silent million audience stared at the impressive landscape. We had smiled minutes before...
The first person helping Fehér was Salazar Coimbra, doctor os Guimarães Football team. He tried hard t
DJ Khaled - I'm On One(This is in between me (Kevin) and Madison.)DJ Khaled - I'm On One4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Get em' on! (I'm on one)
Get em' on! (I'm on one)
Get em' on! (I said I'm on one)
I'm getting so old
I aint went this hard since I was eighteen.
Apologize if I say
Anything I don't mean.
Like wassup with your best friend,
We could all have some fun, believe me.
And wassup with these new n****s?
And why do they think it all come so easy?
But it get it while you here, boy (or girl in this case)
Because all that hype don't feel the same next year, boy (or girl).
Yeah and I'll be right here in my spot,
With a little more cash than I already got.
Trippin' off you 'cause you had your shot.
With my skin tanned and my hair long.
And my fans who been so patient,
Me and forty back to work but we still smell like a vacation.
Hate your rumors, hate your bullshit,
hate these f**king allegations
Just feeling that the throne is for the taking
Watch me take it.
All I care about is money is the city that I'm from
I'ma sip it til I fell it, I'ma sm
Jon Stewart Wrong On GunsJon Stewart tends to be right about many things. Gun control isn't one of them.Jon Stewart Wrong On Guns2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As with most other liberal media pundits, Stewart has lamented the Senate's defeat of stricter gun legislation.The people in our country who've spent millions of dollars getting elected into a legislative body known as the Senate are making the argument "there's really no point in making laws because criminals are just going to end up breaking them."Stewart is a smart man, probably the smartest in the media. I know he is smarter than this. He knows that stricter security measures have done nothing to prevent terrorist attacks. He knows that stricter drug laws have done squat to prevent drug trafficking. But yet he cannot seem to apply this same logic to guns. If the "War on Terror" hasn't prevented terrorism, and the "War on Drugs" hasn't prevented drug use, what makes him think a "War on Guns" is going to prevent gun violence?
Conservatives Strike Out Again!I was watching the news last night, and saw a Conservative judge do something no free, thinking society would ever allow- And this wasn't even in Canada.Conservatives Strike Out Again!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There was a judge in the US, who, on the basis of religion, ordered a family who had named their kid "Messiah" to change that name. In her own words, "There is only one person in all of history who has earned that title- Jesus Christ (Our Lord and Saviour)".
Now, I have multiple issues with this ruling, and it's for good reason that this judge is being appealed against.
The idea of liberty is that you can be free to express yourself (which the parents did in naming the child) as long as it doesn't inspire hate or discredit anyone (which it really didn't) And the next part is that all judges and juries are to be impartial- And this judge acted on her own beliefs, with the excuse that there "was an overwhelming Christian majority".
Oh, yeah? Then prove it!
And another issue is that not all Christains are hugely upset as an issue as mund