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OUT: ‘Clock Boy’ IN: CLOCK GIRL! Swedish Woman Invents ‘Slapping Alarm Clock’ 

 


‘I Understand You Found Paradise in America’


Galápagos Tortoise Pumpkin Party!


[VIDEO] Cat Doing a Fairly Decent Impression of Jack Nicholson in ‘The Shining’

 


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GLOBALISM: ‘Precise Dwarf Bravery’, and Other T-Shirts with Mangled English


Stupid Human Tricks: Can It Sing?

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[PHOTOS] China: Super Moon Rises During Mid-Autumn Festival 


[PHOTOS] ‘Don Draper Staring Blankly’

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[PHOTO] STS-98 Atlantis

STS-98 Atlantis

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FRICTION POWERED X-27 EXPLORER

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If You Want To Ban Guns, Just Say So

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Why is Obama bringing up Australian gun control laws?

For The Federalist writes: While answering a few questions on Tumblr this week, President Obama informed participants that “our levels of gun violence are off the charts.” He claimed that it was incomprehensible that congress hadn’t reacted to overwhelming public opinion and passed legislation to expand gun background checks, adding that nations like Australia had long ago enacted sensible gun control laws to stop mass shootings:

“Couple of decades ago, Australia had a mass shooting, similar to Columbine or Newtown. And Australia just said, well, that’s it, we’re not doing it, we’re not seeing that again, and basically imposed very severe, tough gun laws, and they haven’t had a mass shooting since.”

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This isn’t the first time Obama has brought up Australian gun control laws. He did so after the Navy Yard DC shooting, as well. Actually, on the left, Australian laws are frequently cited as a way to limit shooting rampages — perhaps get rid of them altogether. A few years ago, Nicholas Kristofafter mischaracterizing the law, recommended that it should be the “road map” for United States policy.

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What are they talking about here? Longer wait times? Banning “assault weapons”? Not really. In 1996, after a ghastly massacre at Port Arthur, the Australian government passed firearms regulations that banned ownership of almost all semiautomatic weapons, all self-loading rifles and shotguns, and instituted strict restrictions on all 51RyvaS1DiL._SL250_sale of ammunition for the weapons.

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A person can own a gun if they can demonstrate to the state that he has a “genuine reason” for having one – and “self-defense” is not considered a legitimate basis for ownership. Australia proceeded to run a buyback program that lasted nearly a year, in which time the government ended up paying citizens for 640,000 prohibited firearms. It was, in other words, a massive confiscation of guns. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Anti-Civil Rights: President Obama Praises Australia’s Gun Confiscation

Re: Obama’s Tumblr tumble, I had a feeling if anyone from NRO covered this, it’d be Charles C. W. Cooke. Read the whole thing here.

For National Review OnlineCharles C. W. Cooke writes: Speaking to users of the blogging platform Tumblr, President Obama today praised Australia’s confiscation of firearms. Obama said:

Couple of decades ago, Australia had a mass shooting, similar to Columbine or Newtown. And Australia just said, well, that’s it, we’re not doing, we’re not seeing that again, and basically imposed very severe, tough gun laws, and they haven’t had a mass shooting since.

Our levels of gun violence are off the charts. There’s no advanced, developed country that would put up with this.

In other words, the president of the United States just praised a government for forcefully removing all semi-automatic firearms (i.e. a remarkable number of the guns in America and the majority of those sold today) from its citizenry.

Let me be clear, as Obama likes to say: You simply cannot praise Australia’s gun-laws without praising the country’s mass confiscation program. That is Australia’s law. Read the rest of this entry »


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M.I.T. Meets Tumblr: The Anatomy of a Forgotten Social Network

While network scientists have been poring over data from Twitter and Facebook, they’ve forgotten about Tumblr. Now they’ve begun to ask how this network differs from the rest.

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The study of social networks has gripped computer scientists in recent years. In particular, researchers have focused on a few of the biggest networks that have made their data available, such as some mobile phone networks, Wikipedia and Twitter.

“One interesting question is whether Tumblr more closely resembles a blogosphere network than a microblogging network like that of Twitter.”

But in the rush, one network has been more or less ignored by researchers: Tumblr, a microblogging platform similar to Twitter. So an interesting question is how the network associated with Tumblr is different from the Twitter network.

Today we get an answer thanks to the work of Yi Chang and pals at Yahoo Labs in Sunnyvale. These guys point out that relatively little is known about Tumblr compared to other networks like Twitter and set out to change this.

The basic statistics are straightforward. Tumblr is a microblogging service with about 160 million users who together have published over 70 billion posts.

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The Life of Julia’s Policy

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The Life of Julia’s Policy


Economic Sign of the Times?

photo by Kelly Eden

photo by Kelly Eden

No, but it sure is cold outside. Photographer Kelly Eden explains:

“This was an artistic experimental performance 
people were much more concerned that I wanted a boob job rather then the fact that I was begging for money with a cardboard sign on the side of the street in the dead of winter… in fact, I was wearing a see through shredded sweater with nothing but a bra on underneath.. no one was even concerned if I was freezing or not..
…. I learned something today….. It’s degrading for women to have cosmetic surgery… but begging on the streets is totally acceptable”

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Tumblr Image of the Day: Tea Party Conspiracy

Tumblr Image of the Day: Tea Party Conspiracy

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Best. Selfie. Pic. Ever.

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Tumblr Image of the Day

Tumblr Image of the Day