We wanted to pay less taxes, so we killed 24,000 British soldiers.
We wanted even more land, so we killed another 20 million or so American Indians.
We wanted Texas, so we killed 60,000 Mexicans.
We didn’t want states to secede from the union (also to end slavery), so we killed 500,000 Americans.
We decided we wanted a new military base (and a nice vacation spot) so we overthrew the Hawaiian King.
We didn’t want communism to spred, so we killed 2,000,000 Koreans.
We didn’t like the ruler of Cuba, so we tried to have him assassinated, repeatedly.
We still didn’t want communism to spread, so we killed 2,000,000 Vietnamese.
We wanted to pay less for oil, so we killed 150,000 Iraqis.
We’ve always gotten what we wanted via violence and killing. So why are we drawing the line at social justice?
Ever wonder how Sumo Wrestlers get their training? Neither have I, but i bet if you did you wouldn’t picture a bunch of big shirtless Asian men sitting in a classroom. But you should, well, actually you don’t have to. Check out this picture:
Sumo hopefuls spend six month learning their wrestling moves, but then another six in a regular classroom learning calligraphy, sports medicine, the history of sumo, biology, social studies and… traditional singing. I do not know why we’ve never seen a singing sumo wrestler, but I have a new goal in my life now.
It use to be a kid under two went in a special car seat, everyone else wore a seatbelt. Everyone was happy (except those weird guys that like to dress us babies, they were sad that they no longer could sit in special baby seats). But then someone decided kids should sit in special seats until they were six.
Car seats for kids can be expensive. In fact, in recent news we heard about the cop that bought a car seat for a woman instead of giving her a ticket because she was too poor to buy one. But just how much safer is a car seat than just a seatbelt?
According to Freakanomic author Steven Levitt, not much. Check out these stats he dug up:
According to this only about 1% more kids survive in a car seat than just a seat belt. Can that be right? All I know is I didn’t sit a car seat when I was six and I didn’t die, so that proves everything.
Here’s the full Ted Talk from Steven Levitt. Watch and decide for yourself!
It’s been a year since the Breaking Bad finale. Since then Bryan Cranston won another Emmy and starred in Godzilla ( he was excellent in that rubber suit). But before he cooked meth, was Malcom’s father, or even worked on Jerry Seinfeld’s teeth, he did commercials.