Guns will be allowed in our national parks starting Monday, February 22 (George Washington’s birthday). The controversial law, which was first introduced by the Bush administration, was slipped into a massive credit cards bill in 2009 and signed by Obama. The law allows citizens to carry concealed weapons as well as hunting rifles and shotguns in all our national parks. A few states are trying to pass bills that would block the law in their park units, but none of those states sit below the Mason Dixon.Hunting is still illegal in most national parks and the majority of park visitors won’t notice a difference after the law goes into effect on Monday. But I can’t help but think of the hunter that poached an elk in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park a few months ago. He was driving through the park, had a rifle, saw an elk, and obviously was not evolved enough to control himself. So he shot the elk. It was simply a matter of opportunity and means. Beginning February 22, more Elmer Fudds will find themselves in similar situations, faced with the opportunity to kill something, and now, the means to do it.
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Celebrated photographer Šime Strikoman took three millennium photos on Strossmayer Square in Prague dedicated to three Croatian greats associated with the Czech capital: Faust Vrančić, Nikola Tesla and Josip Juraj Strossmayer, and hundreds of students from the Strossmayer Primary School took part in the shooting.It was the first time that Strikoman took as many as three millennial photographs at one location, and the reason for the shooting in Prague was the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the death of Faust Vrančić. On this occasion, on October 9 in Prague, as part of the project of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts Let’s Meet Croatian Scientific Heritage, led by Dr. sc. Marijana Borić held a scientific colloquium organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in the Czech Republic, the Czech-Croatian Society from Prague and the Croatian-Czech Society from Zagreb. Due to bad weather, the shooting on the plateau in front of the Church of St. Anthony was held in very demanding conditions, and Strikoman was assisted by Prague firefighters, as well as employees of the Croatian Embassy and the Croatian National Tourist Board in Prague.The millennial photograph dedicated to Vrančić had the motif of a parachute as his most famous invention. Jubilee of this Croatian polyhistor, inventor and lexicographer who lived in Prague from 1581 to 1594 as an adviser to the Roman-German emperor and the Czech and Croatian king Rudolf II. it was also used to popularize another Croatian scientific great, Nikola Tesla, who was a student in Prague, and since 2014 he has had the largest monument in the world in Nikola Tesla Street in Prague. A millennial photo dedicated to Tesla shows the students of the primary school Strossmayerovo náměstí who formed the inscription Tesla and three signs of lightning with their bodies. The Prague school, named after the Croatian bishop, politician, patron and honorary citizen of Prague, is celebrating its 110th anniversary this year, and in honor of that jubilee, Strikoman photographed its students forming a school logo consisting of the inscription “Strauss” and four pencils.Millennium photographs depicting groups of several hundred or thousands of people have been realized by Šime Strikoman since 2000, and after visiting Prague the number of photographs taken as part of the project rose to 593. Prague is the 197th city where millennial photographs were taken and one of the few outside Croatia.This marked the 400th anniversary of the death of Croatian inventor Faust Vrančić in Prague, and in Croatia where it was supposed to be the “year of the parachute”, ie an event where the whole world was to celebrate the genius of our innovator again nothing, silence and stillness. I apologize, but a scientific-professional meeting will be held at the Faust Vrančić Memorial Center. The Croatian is the inventor of the parachute, and we do not appreciate or respect that, let alone turn it into a unique and authentic tourist product. Still, it’s better to be someone’s copy; Croatia Tuscany, Croatian Monaco, Croatian Oktoberfest in Porec…Obviously our greats still value more out there than we do. Any other comment is superfluous.Related news: