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o.O - Breaking this down to it's two simple forms.  Audio - pretty damn good, catchy.  Video - dafuq?
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That's a face that will haunt the shadows of your soul.  Your brain will betray you and superimpose it in places a face was never meant to be.
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lol
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"My excellent colleagues have forgotten these bitter lessons of history. The prospect of tyranny may not grab the headlines the way vivid stories of gun crime routinely do. But few saw the Third Reich coming until it was too late. The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed - where the government refuses to stand for re-election and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once"
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+Jeff: Norway's had 1.  How many have we had in the US?  Our regulations do not adequately allow us to keep weapons out of the hands of those with mental issues who should not posess them.  So yes, it is in fact an issue of regulation.

Add on the fact that the regulations we do have, the gun lobby has managed to have made effectively impotent, as they have blocked hiring of BATF agents, made laws which actively prohibit their enforcement, made inspections of dealers "optional, and unrequired", etc.  So yes, it's an issue of regulation.

As for the "defense against the government" argument, the main problem there is that the technology of the time allowed an armed populace to be armed at almost the same level as the government, and no one armed man could easily kill large numbers of people with their weapon - they had muskets and swords.  Now the private citizens have weapons which can easily take down a crowd, and the weapons and training of law enforcement and the military have far outpaced the ability of the populace to defend against - except it's likely that any government lockdown would likely result in the government fighting against large chunks of the military itself.  Having a volunteer military gives us the check against the government we need.

We need to restore the ability to enforce our existing regulations, update our regulations to properly detect and keep guns out of the hands of unstable people, and yes, improve mental health care for all those in need of it - not just those who have been deemed too unstable to own a gun.  Our mental health system is atrocious.
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+Sarah Rios Just for you. <3   The Zebra makes the whole damn thing, awesome.
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I figured it was a sign that 3 of you tagged me for this video within an hour. lol

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Hmmm.. Seems Ingress might just get me to use this thing called Google+ a bit more often.  Not sure how I feel about this.
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Getting into the ARG requires diving into the investigations... That breaks up the portal work.
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Or your good twin :P
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double yew - tee - eff ... ?
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I dub this... "dinostep"
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I just got some very odd looks from co-workers from my very loud laughter that I really didn't mean to bust out with.
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The freshmaker.
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Wow, just wow.
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Ah, if you watch closely, you can see a guy beneath the helicopter jump to grab th cable being lowered, puts tension on it, and that pulls the upper half of the cable into the rotor.  That dude is seriously lucky that the pilot lived, he didn't lose his hand once the rotor put tension on the cable, and that the helicopter didn't land on him.
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