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Chocolate
No idea, just all that brown made me think of chocolate :D
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Shari
Just felt like doing a simple portrait tonight, and I've always loved Sabby's Shari.  Marked as mature for a lil bit of nipple peaking thru her hair there.
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Disarm
Lil bit of a quickie today... threw the Anarchy outfit on her and went from there :)
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Reason and Force

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 28, 2012, 5:41 PM
My husband found this posted as a comment on an article on Yahoo, and we both found it very well written and thought out.  I take no credit for it, and would post a link to the original article, but we can't seem to find the it now.  Found it! news.yahoo.com/white-house-tal…  Annnnd did a search for the first line and found that it comes from a blog written back in 2007.... munchkinwrangler.wordpress.com…

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Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that's it.

In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force. The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gangbanger, and a single gay guy on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.

There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations. These are the people who think that we'd be more civilized if all guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for a mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger's potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat--it has no validity when most of a mugger's potential marks are armed. People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and that's the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.

Then there's the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser. People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don't constitute lethal force watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst. The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is level. The gun is the only weapon that's as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weightlifter. It simply wouldn't work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn't both lethal and easily employable.

When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation...and that's why carrying a gun is a civilized act.



The greatest treasures you can have, are good friends, and I have some of the best!
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The following are some of my pics that use some of my backgrounds available at VAMP3d.com.


These are from my DbE: Mystical Chambers pack-
Loved by the Dead by DesignsByEve Mortianna- Blood Rites by DesignsByEve

These are from my DbE: Fire and Ice pack-
The Ice Mage by DesignsByEve Fire with Fire by DesignsByEve The Vargamor by DesignsByEve
Warm Welcome by DesignsByEve Cold Hearted by DesignsByEve
These are from my DbE: Dungeons pack-
The Escape by DesignsByEve Sir Edward by DesignsByEve Dinner at Deathfist by DesignsByEve
Thief in the Night by DesignsByEve

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Waiting by DesignsByEve





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Personal Quote: Live every day as if it were your last; it just may be.
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Happy birthday, my dear friend. I wish you health, love and happiness. Have a great day. Enjoy!
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