Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Gun control history

  • In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated
  • In 1911, Turkey established gun control. >From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to > >> 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
  • China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, > >> 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated
  • Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their own Government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars. The first year results are now in: homicides are up 3.2 percent, assaults are up 8.6 percent, armed robberies are up 44 percent, In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Good Website!

I was sitting at home the other day and I thought "you know, i just don't spend enough time on the internet!" If I do get on the internet, what is there to see? Well I don't have to worry about that anymore since I found www.Worth1000.com. It has some of the funniest pictures I have ever seen. Check it out!

Monday, July 2, 2007

We have another bathroom???????

So as many of you know I a have a plethora of home improvement projects that I have started and have yet to finish. I would like to think that it does not take me that long to get anything done but a little conversation between Spencer and Jocelyn made me think otherwise.
Jocelyn and the kids were at Lowe's the other day and as they were walking past the toilet aisle my kids were in awe of how many toilets there were. Jocelyn mentioned that perhaps we could buy a new one and put it in our bathroom once I worked on it some more. I was not there, but I can imagine Spencer's face as he asked with much confusion: We have ANOTHER bathroom???

Yes my friends it has been that long since I gutted the bathroom and have not done a thing to finish it. Spencer was but a wee child of 18 months and to him the room that leads from that locked door (closed anyway, it doesn't have a lock but he doesn't know that) leads to a mysterious world he cannot go into. Much like the wardrobe in the Chronicles of Narnia. To be honest, I also forgot that we had another bathroom. To make sure I remember and you guys can remind me, I am posting a list of projects I have to finish... or if any of you care to volunteer I can live with that too.
Not in any particular order...( because I forgot which one I started first)

1. The master bathroom... yes those are the studs and insulation. At the time of this picture it had been at least 3 or 4 months since I had opened that door.
2. Our back yard... The railroad ties are now gone, but everything else is the same. 3. Patio... See the picture above. I'm thinking about finishing it by the time Jared comes home from his mission.
4. Entry way... The old sheet is to keep the bugs out... or in.

5. - 100. I'll just put these in the misc. category as there are way too many for me to write about. It depresses me... at least it it does when ever I think about it (every 4 months or so).

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Things you might not know about me

I figure this might be a good topic to start my blog!
3 things I'm afraid of: 1) free fall 2) Roaches. 3) the sound of scary movies.
3 Things that Make Me Laugh: 1) My kids. 2) Stupid people . 3) Good TV comedies i.e. The Office, Boston Legal!
3 Things I Love: 1) The outdoors. 2) Animals (except insects). 3) Babies
3 Things I Hate: 1) Spending Money. 2) Useless meetings. 3) Neckties.
3 Things I Don’t Understand: 1) Math. 2) Why people worry about things they have no control over. 3) Women.
3 Things On My Desk: 1)An empty yogurt cup. 2) A sock. 3) A set of screwdrivers for little tiny screws.
3 Things I’m Doing Right Now: 1)Thinking about buying a bigger lot. 2) Craving ice cream (Spumoni) . 3) Driving Jocelyn crazy with my longer-than -usual hair.
3 Things I Want To Do Before I Die: 1) See my kids have families of their own. 2) Go on a mission with Jocelyn. 3) Learn how to play the guitar or the piano.
3 Things I Can Do: 1)Speak 4 languages (Spanish, Korean, English, French). 2) play ping pong. 3) Talk to anyone
3 Things I Can’t Do: 1)Read music. 2)Cook anything other than scrambled eggs. 3) Work on cars.
3 Things I Think You Should Listen To: 1) Your parents. 2) Your children. 3) Yourself
3 Things You Should Never Listen To: 1) Rap. 2) Gossip. 3) Pessimistic people.
3 Things I’d Like To Learn: 1)How to sing well. 2) Read braille. 3) Speak Chinese or Arabic.
3 Favorite Foods: 1) Chocolate con Pan. 2) Arepas con Coca-Cola. 3) Cheese!!!.
3 Shows I Watched As A Kid: 1) El Chavo del Ocho 2) Mission Imposible (in Spanish). 3) Buck Rogers in the 25 century (in Spanish)
3 Things I Regret: 1) No knowing 20 years ago what I know now. 2) Not saving more money while I was younger. 3) Not taking the kids more places.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

No more Myspace

So, Im speechless