Abbott noted that 18-year-olds have been able to buy rifles in Texas for more than 60 years, and then asked: “Why is it that the majority of those 60 years we did not have school shootings and we do now?”
But he stopped short, saying, “The reality is I do not know the answer to that question.”
Abbott can pretend not to know, but I suspect that he, along with most everyone else in America, knows perfectly well the answer to that question. It has nothing to do with gun technology or gun control laws and everything to do with our corrupt culture, and especially with the collapse of the family. Read more
The Guardian says that would-be parents will soon be able to opt for cheap and cuddle-able digital offspring. Virtual children that play with you, cuddle you, and even look like you will be commonplace in 50 years, and could help to combat overpopulation, an artificial intelligence expert has claimed. Read more
Not the Bee has a great article to counter this false philosophy… “Whatever you want to call it, a thing that ‘costs next to nothing’ and will ‘require minimal resources’ is not a child, and it’s obscene to pretend otherwise.
“They’re an inestimable gift from God and made in His image, an absolute joy, and an indispensable part of any society that wants to consider itself healthy and thriving. You can’t have a prosperous and happy civilization without kids.”
Married people are up to a fifth less likely to suffer an early death than those not in wedlock, a major study suggests.
Researchers looked at the medical records of half a million people in their fifties in Asia over 15 years. They found being married was associated with a 15 per cent overall lower risk of death from all causes compared to singletons or unmarried people. Read more