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September 8, 2012 everardbivens

Ice-T: Gun Control Won’t Stop The Deaths

Since last Friday, the entire nation has been in a conversation that hasn’t gone away since the Columbine tragedy: whether or not we should have stricter gun control laws. Now, more and more celebrities seem to be taking sides on the debate, regardless of personal attacks made on their character because of it.

Jason Alexander (“Seinfeld”) sparked a hellacious Twitter war over the weekend when he tweeted about whether or not private citizens should have access to certain types of weapons.

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I cannot understand support for legality of the kind of weapon in this massacre. It’s a military weapon.why should it be in non- mil hands?
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Now, it seems, rapper Ice-T is getting into the mix, giving his opinion on the matter by stating that a lack of guns doesn’t necessarily mean fewer deaths.

he right to bear arms is because it the last form of defense against tyranny,?he said in an interview. f somebody wants to kill people, they don need a gun to do it.?/p>

It’s clear that the nation is divided on whether or not a crackdown on gun control laws will make a difference or if they are a violation of our constitutional rights; what is unclear, however, is whether this latest tragedy will affect the decision.

Tornado Kills Mom While Protecting Her Daughter

Have you ever heard a parent tell you that they would die so their child could live? A mother in Florida actually did die protecting her daughter on June 25th. As tropical storm Debby was barely anything with just 45 mph winds. A tornado was produced that ripped Heather Town’s house off of its foundation and then proceeded to throw the lady, who had her daughter wrapped in her arms, 200 feet into the nearby woods where they were found covered in debris and barbed wire.

am so proud of my daughter,?Elmer Town, Heather father, told WGRZ-TV. can picture her holding that little girl of hers. She died for her.?Town added that his granddaughter suffered a broken pelvis and broken ribs.

Heather Town died at the scene from the injuries that she suffered but her daughter Anne Marie is currently in stable condition at Tampa General Hospital.

hen they found her, she was literally holding her baby, her little girl,?neighbor Kim Bass told WTVT-TV. hey took the little child from her because she was having a hard time breathing and she had barbed wire on her and was in a very dense section of woods, about 50 feet back there.?/p>

This was the ultimate sacrifice that this lady made for her child and I hope that little Ann Marie has a happy and productive life!

Black Friday can be a wonderful day Girard Perregaux Fake Watch to save a lot of money on gifts for the holidays and for yourself.  There are certain things you can do to make shopping at the mall easier on this jam-packed day.  Consider the following strategies.

Get there early

It can be much easier if you get the mall early on Black Friday.  A lot of times the malls get very crowded as the day goes on, but it might be more manageable at the beginning.  Also, you may get some morning only specials. Some items may also go out of stock later in the day.

Look at the ads before you go to the mall

You may want to look at the Black Friday advertisements for the mall stores before you actually go to the mall.  You can see the products that you might be interested in.  You want to be aware of any limited time specials so you can plan for your trip.  You should circle the products that you want, and try to figure out where they are in the mall.  Also, sometimes the mall themselves will have specials.  For instance, the Pembroke Lakes mall in Pembroke Pines, Florida, will often give out mall gift cards if you spend a certain amount of money at the mall. 

Give yourself plenty of time

Shopping at the mall may take much longer than normal.  There are often long lines and you may have to wait for someone to serve you.  Give yourself a lot of time to shop.

Plan how you are going to conduct your trip

You may want to plan which stores you are going to go to first.  Some stores may have deals that expire sooner and you may want to go to them first.  Also, some stores may have items that will go out of stock quicker so those might be on Swiss D&G Replica Watch your priority list as well. 

Think about where you are going to park

Parking at the mall on Black Friday can be very difficult.  Think about this in advance so that you have a plan of attack so to speak.  Think about where there might be more spaces and where it will be more convenient.

When you go to the mall on Black Friday, expect large crowds.  Try to be patient and think of it as an event in itself.  This might help you have a successful shopping experience.

Richard Branson, White Knight and SpaceShipTwo

Seth Fletcher

For someone who follows far-out entrepreneurial space ventures for a living, it good to soak up some skepticism once in a while. And a heavy dose of skepticism about private-industry space tourism is just what I what I got this morning at the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Boston, during a symposium titled ?0 Years of the Space Age: Looking Back, Looking Forward.?Looking forward, this group of expertsncluding Kathy Sullivan of the Battelle Center for Math and Space Policy, Roald Sagdeev of the University of Maryland-College Park, and Alvin Aldrin, son of Buzz Aldrinees hard times ahead for space tourism entrepreneurs.

It simple economics: Sure, Virgin Galactic could be up and running in the coming years, and they might even turn a profit. But the number of passengers willing to pay for a suborbital flight quick taste of space that Kathy Sullivan bluntly calls a arks probably not large enough to support growth in the space tourism industry, Aldrin and Sullivan agreed. As Aldrin put it, e know nothing about this market.?And without growth, spacecraft remain incredibly expensive to build, spaceflight doesn get cheaper, and large, publicly owned companieshe ones with the real moneyre unlikely to get involved. (An interesting little tangent on the economics of scale in the aerospace industry: According to a chart presented by Aldrin, the Air Force controversial F-22 Raptor is only a little less expensive per pound than Space Shuttle Endeavor).

But back to space tourism: What more, Sullivan said, today space entrepreneurs are still using technology that hasn changed fundamentally since the days of Wernher Von Braun. In other words, nothing happening in Mojave or Las Cruces is likely to create the kind of game-changing technology that would make space travel truly, revolutionarily cheap. Was the panel made up of a bunch of haters? Hardly: Aldrin said he love to go down in history as one of the people who back in the day said, wrongly, that there was no market for space tourism. But unfortunately the view from Boston, Earth, 2008, is sobering.

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