"fear and conspiracy and hatred of the other could be used to drive and win political races, And those are exactly the same things that in high doses drove unhealthy portions of firearm sales."
"the gun makers and the NRA have since embraced military-style weapons and tactical gear, branding them as symbols of masculinity and patriotism."
___That's really disillusioned. If the companies and organizations in power just focus on their interest, what can we expect to change the status?
Ryan Busse:" I did my best to try to change the things I can change. Something I didn't see coming, perhaps, was the degree to which the industry grew and changed into this behemoth."
"I was deluding myself to think that I could have a measurable impact on something that had grown that large and powerful."
"It's often reported that the NRA is sort of a tool of firearms manufacturers. I found it to be exactly the opposite: The NRA ran the show. They set the course for the industry and everybody followed, and nobody questioned."
"The NRA ended up in what is now a rather infamous approach where they ended up doubling down instead of giving in. I believe the politics of never give an inch, never acknowledge any improvement or work towards any improving policy, really started then."____it's hard to fight, let alone to win. Then what we can do is to speak up again and again, until the day that they'll give in.
"it was really an opportune time to shut that loophole and still today, more than 20 years later, we have not shut that loophole."____need to push forward unswervingly.
"soon after each mass shooting until just the last couple of years ... there would be incredible gun booms."
"the same fear was used that guns would be banned or that there would be legislative activity that would make it more difficult to get guns, so everybody would rush out and buy them after these events."
"Everything that happened was then spun in some fearful, conspiratorial, racial, just hate-filled way. Everything was spun that way, because every word that came out had to keep ... this sort of political pressure cooker. The way that the NRA figured out that it could succeed is to get the country just one step below boiling and just try to hold it there."
____they won't miss any chance to sell the gun, but what about the responsibility? they don't think that's their business.
at last! it was really stupid to have it that way.
因為清零政策，而且工廠唔想停，所以就會變成宿舍、飯堂同工廠喺一齊，so called “three-on-site”. 而另一方面，有啲人都受影響，不過係住五星級酒店；呢個真係幾現實，稀缺的先係最被重視的
“This wasn’t ‘forced labor’ in the sense of workers being physically bundled into tents, or finding themselves in debt bondage and therefore coerced into the situation,” said Joe Buckley, an expert on Vietnamese labor issues. “But on another level, all labor is forced labor, as workers need to sell their labor power in order to get money to survive. This is what we saw in Vietnam — the coercion was economic and structural, leaving many workers with little choice.”
"However these three unknowns play out this winter, COVID will eventually begin to fade as a disruptive force in our lives as it becomes endemic. We’re not quite there yet, but our second pandemic winter will bring us one step closer."