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The mainstream media is fucking stupid because it panders to the average person out there. Yappy yap, yap, yap. First, let's consider the effect of the coverage. If some loony gunthumper out there is watching this 24/7 news mayhem, do you think he is incentivised to copy-cat this crime, or discouraged from doing so? I think the answer is fairly obvious. Get ready for the next one, folks - it makes for great news. Somewhere deep inside, the news anchors just can't wait for it. The NRA wants an armed guard in every school? Ha, one more casualty - just need to shoot him first. If you want to secure schools from this type of thing they need to be literally bunkers.

Does this deserve the attention it's getting? Surely, it's a massive tragedy that 30 innocent people got killed by a crazy gunman? Yes. But then again, isn't this - www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/lcod.… - a tragedy also?

Heart disease: 599,413
Cancer: 567,628
Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 137,353
Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 128,842
Accidents (unintentional injuries): 118,021
Alzheimer's disease: 79,003
Diabetes: 68,705
Influenza and Pneumonia: 53,692
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 48,935
Intentional self-harm (suicide): 36,909

What's that, 12,000 gun homicides don't even make the top 10? Oh, I think they forgot to mention that in like every report I've yet to see. Three of the top four, accounting for 1 MILLION dead people per year, are very strongly influenced by environmental factors. You could literally save a hundred thousand people per year or more with sensible diet and exercise, using sunscreen, etc. Nothing more, and nothing less.

But who gives a fuck about on hundred grand dead, when it's so easy and convenient to shed a tear for thirty, and stroke that righteous indignation part of your brain. Oh, what a monster, how terrible, what a world we live in! Those people who die because of corn subsidies and ultra cheap high-fructose corn syrup, alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, tripping in the bathroom, etc? It's boring news. It's just dreadfully unexciting to hear that you ought to eat more veggies and exercise more. Here's a simple fact: removing corn subsidies would save more people than removing every single gun from every single violent person in the United States. One is relatively easy, the other - impossible.

Do these yapping little bitches whom we refer to as journalists ever report on the breadth of the situation? No. Does the hypocrite who bombs children to shreds with drones ever get called out for his bullshit? Fuuuuck no.

Obama killed more children than Adam Lanza by IvanAndreevich

Obama - "Yes, John, go ahead."

John - "Ahem.. Mr. President, you seem to be very touched by the innocent victims of Adam Lanza. Did you also shed a tear for the 38 children that you have killed via drone and cruise missile strikes as part of illegal undeclared wars you've been conducting overseas since the beginning of your presidency? That just happens to be a lot more children than Adam Lanza killed today. Were they the wrong color, or were they in a wrong location to deserve compassion, justice, and sympathy? Would you comment on that?"

Obama - "Uhh.. next question please. Paul, go ahead."

Paul - "Mr. President, according to our research, the corn subsidies you perpetuate in your administration are responsible for tens of thousands of deaths from heart disease and stroke every year. It might not be a sensationalist event like what happened yesterday, but would you be willing to..."

Obama - "Umm.. next question. Wolf, go ahead."

Wolf - "Mr. President, isn't it true that a substantial number of gun violence deaths are a direct result of the failed War on Drugs? Not only here, but in Mexico and South America, this failed policy has killed hundreds of thousands of people - including innocent bystanders - in gang turf war shootouts. Don't you think it's time to..."

Obama - "Next. Bob?"

Bob - "Mr. President, the number of children killed by reckless driving is much higher than those shot by guns. Shouldn't we.."

Obama - "Next."

Bill - "Is it true that more children drown in bath tubs every year than.."

...

Obama - "OK, that's enough. Can someone hand me a gun?"

Well, here is to a fucking interview which will never happen. Any journalist who will ask such questions will be banned from White House interviews for life. Here's to an independent and free media, booyah!
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Hanyou-from-hell Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is absolutely ridiculous.
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JadasArtVision Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I don't understand how it is Obama's fault that Americans are killing themselves. We are the ones who choose to eat fat foods, not work out, and pop medications we are ignorant about because we are too lazy to ask the doctor a few simple questions. What do you expect Obama to do? He can't exactly make any law he wants to regarding health. Besides most of the problems we have in that area are a result of state choices and private corporations. Take my state, Mississippi. Mississippi, at least the last time I checked has the highest rates of all the bad things: most teen pregnancies, most obese citizens, etc. The state prisons health food is inspected by the FDA more often than the schools! Look where Mississippi's priorities are! I have several times gotten milk that was expired or rotten fruit. The food that was good to eat were unhealthy e.g. fries, chips, starches, etc. This is all a chain reaction of many people making the wrong decisions either because it benefits them (corporations for example) or because it is easier (politicians).

How do you suggest we solve these health problems using government? The only ways I can think of go against our Constitution. :/
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DaisyDinkle Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sometimes I think maybe you smoke a lot of pot. Just saying.
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
Not at all
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DaisyDinkle Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lol.Yeah, you probably just don't smoke enough. That's likely the problem. ;)
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CorvusCorax92 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Preach, brotha', preach!
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mellomisora16 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally true. The way we live these days is really ignorant. And no one is willing to fix it. If we're so upset about people dying, why don't we do anything? Because we claim it's to hard.
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veinne Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
How's the corn subsidies affecting people's health? :o
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
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veinne Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)
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angeloftheages Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Finally some truth spills out. Apparently on the same topic of preventing unecesary deaths: the United States literally has enough food produced per year to feed the entire world, but we don't for political reasons, instead we toss 90% of our food. This is the world we live in and most people just don't care to look. \(-_-)/
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Cyberhawkstudios Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Why are we not trying to outlaw alcohol? According to that report, more people die from alcohol related liver disease, then are killed in firearm violence. That doesn't even include those killed by alcohol poisoning, or drunk driving accidents, or alcohol related violence (of which some of the firearm violence can be attributed to).
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
| Why are we not trying to outlaw alcohol?

It's been tried. Just like outlawing drugs, it doesn't work. The real question is why are we still trying to outlaw drugs?
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Why-did-Kenji-die Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Yeah agreed for the most part but there should be armed guards at the schools, there was one at my HS...they're at banks airports courts etc, schools should be the first to be armed. The cop would be inside the school, the bad guy would have to shoot his way in, the cop would most likely hear him shooting somewhere before getting shot himself
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
You do know there was an armed guard at Columbine, right? One guy is easy to pick off - he's not going to be on alert locked and loaded.
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Why-did-Kenji-die Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
The student was able to penetrate the school so easily because he was a student, camoflage, if a mad guy comes in from the outside there is a better chance and one worth taking in order to protect children.
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
A school has multiple entrance points. Any door, any window. You'd have to put up a big fence around, and have armed guards on post - like a prison.
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Why-did-Kenji-die Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
A lot of schools do have fences around them and a single open drive in entry watched by staff, that was how my school was at least and I have seen schools that I thought were prisons before. No matter the access of the school, an armed guard is still worth having. I'd even prefer for several armed staff. Would be nice
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Mist-Howler Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well said! I've always believed that it's not the gun that kills people. It is that people kills people and the gun is merely a tool.
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Falcolf Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Well writ again! :D There's soooo many things we could do so simply if people actually knew more - end world hunger, end cancer, end heart disease - but the media ain't free so people don't know and lotsa people only believe what the media tells them!
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UnexpectedLearner Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I think you need to sort out the weight of death by free will versus death by tragic catastrophe. You also have to consider your rights. I'm not a crazy gun nut or a libertarian, but I also think there is a difference between a government that uses tax money and power to promote order and well being and a government that uses the same tax money and power to simply tell me how I'm supposed to live my life. I personally prefer the former, and I think that's the case with most people. It's my job to care my myself, my health, my education, etc. If I want to eat high fructose corn syrup, deep fried foods, saturated fats, I should be able to. If I want to eat healthy, those alternatives are there too. The beauty of it is that it's my choice, and if I prematurely die because of it, it'd my own damn fault. I don't want the government spending my tax money on programs that limit my free choice. When push comes to shove, I don't need the government to watch after my diet, as I seem to have a mom that does a fine job of it every time she visits. So, moral of the story is, of course things like heart disease and diabetes don't make the news as much. A mass shooting involving little kids is tragic because it is just that, tragic. It's kind of coldhearted that you'd compare the two equally, I think.
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
| I think you need to sort out the weight of death by free will versus death by tragic catastrophe

You think a policy like corn subsidies is not a tragic catastrophe?

| If I want to eat high fructose corn syrup, deep fried foods, saturated fats, I should be able to

Yeah, but right now _I_ have to pay for your self-destructive behavior and subsidize it. Subsidize something, and you get more of it.

| It's kind of coldhearted that you'd compare the two equally, I think.

My heart plays no heart in my analysis, as it shouldn't ever do in matters of public policy. The kids killed by the drones?
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UnexpectedLearner Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You've taken your 1993 computer halloween costume way too far. Seriously man, halloween is still 8 months away, and maybe it's time to hang up the 20 year old computer costume anyway and opt for something not played out, like Jack Sparrow? I tell you this as a (concerned) friend.
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Is this supposed to be a funny comment?
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UnexpectedLearner Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No. I fear for your sanity, my friend. This downward spiral you're on truly has me concerned. Have you considered bath salts as an alternative medicine to counteract your sanity???
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
I'm usually pretty good with sarcasm, as well as humor and stupidity. However, I am really not sure what's going on here :p
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UnexpectedLearner Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If you read the majority of the polls and journal items I write on my profile page, you would surely know what's going on. It's a conspiracy, and you're a part of it! All the kids be listenin' to dubstep now days, and it's ruining our minds. Or, maybe I've just been drunk on end of the world and holiday joy, and it's led me to post weird things in response to various conversations taking place within the DA community. Who knows, my money's on the first one, though.....Hope you have a good 2013, as long as the dubstep kids don't come and get you first!
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BenGunI Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
|Yeah, but right now _I_ have to pay for your self-destructive behavior and subsidize it. Subsidize something, and you get more of it.

Thats democracy and in a society everyone has to bear the problems of all. I also have to pay for people who destruct themselves by smoking, alcoholism, drugs etc. by paying my medical insurance. Thats life. The masses must carry the black sheep, no democratic society or goverment have found a solution for this till nowadays.

Correct me, if I am wrong, but wasn't it Obama, who cut the military budget and whants the american soldiers back home, but the republicans try to hinder this plans?
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
| Thats democracy and in a society everyone has to bear the problems of all.

That's a twisted view of society.

| Correct me, if I am wrong, but wasn't it Obama, who cut the military budget and whants the american soldiers back home, but the republicans try to hinder this plans?

You are absolutely 100% wrong. Obama did not cut the military budget, he increases it every year it. What he wants are cuts in proposed increases.

So, say the republicans want 100->105->110->etc, while Obama wants 100->104->108->etc.
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AztecTemplar Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student General Artist
I agree with this point of view.
The deaths spoken on this text are mainly due to choice or accidents (children in bathtub? What do you want Obama to do about that? Try parent negligence).
They are not compared to manslaughter/murder, which is what the tragedy in CT was.
Baring drunk driving, which is on a similar category, albeit "accidental" in the poorest of definitions.

Not to mention guns in the hands of a criminal can cause harm, and corn syrup in the hands of a criminal makes what? A sticky hold up?

I agree the country, and every country can do better to prevent deaths, but the comparison in this text I believe is unfair.
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dswilliams10 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I think it is a good thing that you post these blogs. Some of the subject matter is good. However, Some of it is questionable. This is one of the questionable ones. You think That blaming the problems of the military, of the diet of some of the american people on the president that it will make things better? I don't think it's the government that you have to question.I think it is the individual. The persons who purchase these products.I have already explained my position on the military.
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
| The persons who purchase these products.

If you pay taxes, you pay for the corn subsidies. Do you have a choice in the matter? Nah.
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Identifyed-Khaos Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Photographer
If this interview actually happened, that would be awesome! Xd
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Not possible. Who dares to ask hard questions?
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BenGunI Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Honestly, sometimes I can't understand you Americans. You act as if Obama is the ruler of the world, could make the world better with one snap and has directly commanded all the stuff you said. Heart deseases and so on, for this most people are responsible for themselfs. Smoking, overweight, alcoholism and lack of sports, one could think from your words, none would know about the risks of that. But people could do better, they know it. And thats the difference to shooting children. The had no choise. A smoking, fat guy dying from a heart attack had the choice. So don't make it too easy for you to blame Obama or whoever, blame society. And also I don't understand, why you Americans cherish on owning guns. Why the hell do those gun freaks argue that guns are part of the your history and everybody should be able to have a gun? Here in germany the ownership of guns is highly restricted and I know none owning a gun. And hey, we are still existing and don't shoot us mutually to peaces!
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
| Honestly, sometimes I can't understand you Americans

I'm not American.

| You act as if Obama is the ruler of the world, could make the world better with one snap and has directly commanded all the stuff you said.

He could end corn subsidies, and he could end all drone strikes. That's a big deal.

| And thats the difference to shooting children. The had no choise

If your parents feed you junk food, you have no choice either. If you get bombed by a drone, what choice do you have? If you get taxed to subsidize someone's sugar intake, what choice do you have?

| why you Americans cherish on owning guns

First of all, it's in the constitution. If it's not important anymore, the constitution needs to be amended.

| And hey, we are still existing and don't shoot us mutually to peaces!

Why not bans cars in Germany too? Save more lives :p
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BenGunI Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
|If your parents feed you junk food, you have no choice either. If you get bombed by a drone, what choice do you have? If you get taxed to subsidize someone's sugar intake, what choice do you have?

Then blame the parents. If they are too stupid to know about healty eating, its their fault. And when parents smoke near their children. And drink alkohol during pregnancy...

The thing with corn subsidies you must explain to me. Either I translate it in the wrong way or I simply don't get the link to dying people.


And one more thing: Do you donate for Third-World-Countries? Or "Bread for the World" Campaign? Or something like this? Because if not, this would mean in your argumentation, that you kill many children too because of denial of assistance. Its the same thing you blame Obama for.
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
| Then blame the parents. If they are too stupid to know about healty eating, its their fault.

Why call them stupid? Subsidizing sugar is STUPID, eating cheap sugar is a logical consequence of the subsidies.

| The thing with corn subsidies you must explain to me.

I think you are just not aware of the issue. I recently read a book on it, before I wasn't really up to speed on it either. Maybe this article is a good summary - [link]

| that you kill many children too because of denial of assistance. Its the same thing you blame Obama for.

I think killing someone with a missile, and not feeding them are fundamentally different things.
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BenGunI Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, and I forgot: You can't tell me, that it its unknown in the USA, that fast food is unhealthy. So in my eyes its a spurious correlation that the corn subsidies kills people. Excessive consumption of fast food kills people, totally indifferent of being subsided or not. But if someone whants to argue with his free right to eat this, ok, then nobody can do anything for him, not even stopping subsidies.
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
| totally indifferent of being subsided or not

Take it to the logical extreme. If junk food is 100% subsidized, i.e. McDonalds food is FREE (paid by tax payer) - what do you expect to happen to the health of an average person?
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BenGunI Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
|I think killing someone with a missile, and not feeding them are fundamentally different things.

I dont think, Obama pushs the fire button every time an american weapon kills someone. And also with this corn subsidies its the same, only denial of assistance we could all be blamed for.

|Why call them stupid? Subsidizing sugar is STUPID, eating cheap sugar is a logical consequence of the subsidies.

Whould you eat trash, if I give it to you for low price? Surely not. So, eating fastfood as main food only because its cheap is stupid and the fault of the parents doing this. Here in germany many people bye more expensive high quality bio products instead of cheap unhealty products. So its the responsibility of every single one.

But the thing with the susidies is a problem everywhere. And not only for corn. Its also the fishing industry, wood industry, bio fuel industry and so on. Focusing on on special part of the big problem doesn't help.

And again, in my opinion its not only Obama, who is to blame. Its the whole goverment,the oposition, the lobbies, society and the corporations, whitch all build a big machine, in which every part plays a role for the whole shit.
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
| I dont think, Obama pushs the fire button every time an american weapon kills someone.

The war is conducted on executive order from the president. It's not declared by congress, so he's the one who effectively issues the order.

| And also with this corn subsidies its the same, only denial of assistance we could all be blamed for.

No it's not. If you are TAXED to pay for cheap corn, and you are in effect paying for someone to get fat - how is that denial of anything?

| Whould you eat trash, if I give it to you for low price? Surely not.

If before subsidies 25% ate junk food, you can expect, say, 40% to eat junk food after subsidies. The appeal is the same, the price is lower.

| So its the responsibility of every single one.

..unless you are poor and it's difficult to afford healthy and tasty food.

| Focusing on on special part of the big problem doesn't help.

Junk food subsidies are probably the worst ones.

| Its the whole goverment,the oposition, the lobbies, society and the corporations, whitch all build a big machine, in which every part plays a role for the whole shit.

That's true.
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BenGunI Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
|The war is conducted on executive order from the president. It's not declared by congress, so he's the one who effectively issues the order.

And who started it? It was still Bush.

|If before subsidies 25% ate junk food, you can expect, say, 40% to eat junk food after subsidies. The appeal is the same, the price is lower.

As long as you don't have statistics about that, I can only count that as your personal opinion.

|..unless you are poor and it's difficult to afford healthy and tasty food.

I think the poor people beeing not able to buy better food, aren't the fat people. Because its not only the fact of eating junk food, that makes you fat, its also the amount. And if you are able to buy, say, 6 oer 7 burgers a day, you ARE able to buy better food. And I can't believe, that an affordable alternative doesn't exist. I would rather say, thats also a matter of attitude. Like irrationallyinc wrote, many americans don't want anyone to tell them, how to live, they want to have their "godgiven right" to be fat and eat junk food and so on. And you couldn't make such people eat healthy food even if its cheap as junk food.

But I think I and here with my argumentation, I think I would only repeat myself. You know, what I'm thinking about that and we two have obviously too diverent views on society and responsibility. So, everyone his own opinion.

But, also if we couldn't come to a consensus, it was a little fun to discuss with you. :)
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UnexpectedLearner Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Fake nationalistic people from Europe are funny.....
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BenGunI Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That you must explain to me. Because I am not a nationalist.
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UnexpectedLearner Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I know, you're a fake nationalist.
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BenGunI Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok, only troll, no ability to argue.
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UnexpectedLearner Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No, Trolls can only be found in the Black Forest of Germany or Skyrim. I originate from neither. And, also no, I don't argue, I debate...forensically.
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Kayrinda Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*like*
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LauraS45 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
yet, you don't know our country to well Obama is to blame for the economic down fall and he wants to keep it that way. He killed many of OUR own troops over seas so that he could keep his own deal with the muslums who is trying to kill us Americans. And know he wants to take away our guns so we cannot protect ourselves. Yet he will give them away to the mexicans.
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