Hysterical media aside, in 2013 there were 8,454 homicides committed with a firearm. Of those law enforcement estimates 80% of those are gang and/or drug related, and most of which occur in large urban environments like Chicago and Detroit. (See: War on Drugs) That means for every day people like you and me -- who aren't defending our drug corners in today's inner cities -- we have a (1,690 non-gang/drug related homicides / 318,900,000 US population = 0.000530% chance) of being killed with a firearm. That's a 1:188,700 chance; so over any given year you statistically have a greater chance of meeting your demise at the foot of a flight of stairs (1:180,000) or on the seat of a bicycle (1:140,000) than you do the business end of a firearm.
Can anyone who reads Finnish tell me if APO Base Cream is a good treatment for sunburn? I'm asking for a friend.
Back when I was a DOOM playing fool -- and I mean the original DOOM -- I was so familiar with all of the maps on all of the levels, that all you had to do was show me a screen capture from anywhere in the game, and I could tell you exactly where you were and where you had to go to complete that level. It was like second nature to me. Even now when I fire up the ol Doom 95 on occasion, I'll choose a random map and my fingers kind of take over the keyboard. It's like riding a bicycle, I guess. So, can any of you Super Mario players tell me anything about which game or level this girl is working on?
ALSO! Cabela's has .22 ammo in stock -- check out what I grabbed up this morning plus got it all shipped for a measly $5 bucks. If you get moving, you might be able to grab some, too.
The Apollo 15 Lunar Surface Chronograph, being put up for auction by RR Auction, is a Bulova Chronograph that served as a backup for Scott's officially issued Omega watch. Following a long journey to the moon and back again, it can now be yours, if you've got what it takes to be the highest bidder.
Bath salts, when used in their natural, pure form, contain many beneficial minerals and nutrients that keep your skin smooth, soft, and supple. Some of the minerals found in bath salts include magnesium, potassium, calcium, bromide, and of course, sodium. These minerals are easily absorbed into our pores and are known to cleanse and purify our skin on a molecular level, improving your skin's radiance, tone, and texture. Magnesium helps us fight stress and combat fatigue; calcium keeps water retention in check, promotes healthy bones and can help stave off osteoporosis; potassium balances moisture levels in the skin; bromide soothes tired, sore muscles; sodium plays a significant role in managing the balance of lymphatic fluid in our bodies. The result? Bath salts benefit not only our skin, but our entire bodies – from the inside out.
Your second mission, should you choose to accept it, is to tell me who this statue is and show it to me on Streetview.
Gun-grabber story: "No one is coming to take your guns." Gun-grabber truth: "We are however, going to legislate all of the gun stores out of existence."
Your third and final mission for today is to find me a souvenier!
17th-century Flemish paintings show children blowing bubbles with clay pipes verifying soap bubbles being used as entertainment for at least 400 years. The London-based firm of A. & F. Pears created a famous advertisement campaign for its soaps in 1886 using a painting by John Everett Millais of a child playing with bubbles. A Chicago company called Chemtoy began selling bubble solution in the 1940s, and they have been popular with children ever since. According to one industry estimate, retailers sell around 200 million bottles annually. Children will watch in wonder as the Ultra Spin Bubbles bubble maker blows streams of bubbles! Just attach the bottle to the spinner and play!