Also to all of you following Eurovision, lemme just remind you all that nothing will compare to Finland 2006 winning, step it up scrubs.
Whenever I’m upset I remember this song exists.
Polarkreis 18 - The Colour Of Snow
Then let’s head on down into that cellar and carve ourselves a witch.
Fantastic montage is fantastic.
The tax will only serve to hurt the poor honest people. Game as usual for the other players in the game.
Well technically, from an economical point of view, If you want to lower the demand for bullets you raise the price.
But this will further push it towards the black market.
The government using taxes to raise the price of goods like ammo or cigarettes to lower the demand (to stop people from buying/using these goods) is an extremely sleazy, yet very dangerous, form of manipulative control.
They are using the principles of market economics and manipulating it to get their desired effect. Although indirect, the government is still attempting, with success, at controlling human behavior.
I see this as a direct comparison to the Tobacco industry. While the effects of Tobacco are widely known to be bad for your health, this gives the government no right to interfere with the free market. The anti-tobacco ads and the pulling of cigarette adds from TV is appalling if viewed for what they are. An attempt by the government to influence what you consume. While their motives might seem sound, make no mistake, this is, and always will be about money. And this ammunition tax is just plain nonsensical, you cannot own or buy a gun as a felon, this tax only hurts law-abiding citizens. The possibility of strawman purchases is there, as it is with literally anything. You see it on a global scale from weapon manufacturers selling machinery and licenses for rifles, planes, tanks, electronics, etc. To deny the public their right to access ammunition for their LEGALLY owned firearms is a disgusting insult to the constitution.
Drawings by Moebius (Jean Giraud)
Machine Still Life - Paul Lehr
The Dear Hunter does it again, flawless album. So much love for this.
A helmet from the Nanbokucho period, 1333-92.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Mylan Cannon for The New York Times