MUN SPECIAL TOPIC: Guns, Guns, and more *scary* Guns…

Posted by on Aug 13, 2012 in Blog, Current Events, Friends of MUN-E, MUN Debate Topics | 0 comments

MUN SPECIAL TOPIC: Guns, Guns, and more *scary* Guns…

In the past month, the United States has now been averaging about one domestic terrorist shooting per week.   Some basic statistics comparing the United States with European countries: Only Estonia(8.07) and Northern Ireland(5.24) have murder rates greater than the United States (4.14). Slovakia checks in next at half of our homicide rate, 2.17. Extrapolating that rate to the size of our population gives a number of 12,400 homicides by firearms per year which easily dwarfs the number of homicides in the smaller countries of the EU (The extra 20,000 deaths are suicides or accidental!!). It is estimated by the ATF that of the approximate 3,000 crimes committed with firearms per day in the US, 80% of the criminals are using ILLEGAL guns. The BATF approximates that 4.9 million guns are sold to Americans each year, while only 100,000 are confiscated and destroyed. The US has approximately 89 guns per 100 residents, doubling the EU’s most prolific gun owners (Switzerland – 45), followed by Finland (32), Sweden (32), Norway (31), France (31) & Austria (30). Canada also checks in at 31. Comparing homicide rates of these same countries we have the US (4.14), Switzerland (0.58), Finland (0.86), Sweden (0.18), Norway (0.3), France (0.44), Austria (0.42), & Canada (0.76). What are your reactions to these numbers? What sort of arguments would you be able to make at upcoming conferences with this information? Do you have other evidence that supports a need for gun...

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SPECIAL MUN TOPIC: How do you handle the people who like to argue?

Posted by on Aug 3, 2012 in Blog, Friends of MUN-E, MUN Debate Topics, Social Skills | 0 comments

SPECIAL MUN TOPIC: How do you handle the people who like to argue?

This is a topic that makes people crazy! You may have heard of the secretive order known as the Freemasons? Well, the Freemasons wrote the Constitution… and they agreed that they were gonna have this place (called a “lodge”) where no one could talk about religion or politics… But… I’m sure, just like me, you’ve got some friends that ALWAYS have to talk about God, or Politics, or some philosophical belief that is going to take all of the fun out of the night… So how do you deal with those people? Have you figured out the nice way to prevent the debate? Tell us what kind of conversations drive you crazy… We’ve got a few good ways to end those conversations, if you’re...

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Baby, you’re so “money” [MUN-E] and you don’t even know it!!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2012 in Blog, Friends of MUN-E, MUN-E, Social Skills | 0 comments

For those of you with a penchant for oldies but goodies, if you haven’t seen the classic movie Swingers, you’re missing out on the ironic quotes that metaphorically describe the type of Teflon Smooth delegate that MUN-E can sculpt. If you’ve met the executive board of my former club, you might recognize some of these “money!” delegates:  But without further ado, here’s two youtube clips that are straight from Jon Favreau‘s first major script and acting role. Vince Vaughn also had his first major starring role in this classic. And here’s a second video from the movie:...

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Special MUN Topic: Security Concerns @ the London Games?

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012 in Current Events, Friends of MUN-E, ModelUN, MUN Debate Topics | 0 comments

Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, terrorism has become a global threat that effects every nation around the world. Now more than ever this issue has surfaced as a topic of debate with the start of the 30th Olympic Games hosted in London. Much of the world has focused its attention on the security present at this historic event and the United Kingdoms ability to protect the millions of visitors that will be traveling to London to watch the Olympic Games. The Olympics are no stranger to terrorism in the past however. In 1972 the Munich Games were home to one of the worst tragedies in Olympic history when eight Arab terrorists stormed an apartment housing Israeli athletes. Two athletes were killed in the initial struggle and nine more were taken hostage. This horrible tragedy concluded with a vicious shoot out between German sharpshooters and the terrorists resulting in the death of all nine of the Israeli hostages. Luckily there have been no issues of that magnitude at the London Games as of yet. Other than the G4S security agency’s failure to provide the contracted 10,400 security officials for the event and a lost set of keys to Wembly Stadium, the Olympic Games have continued with relatively no interruptions. An increased military presence hopes to deter any potential terrorist threats and both issues were quickly corrected due to excellent contingency planning by the organizers of the London Games. It’s still early but we would like to get your opinion on security at the Olymipic Games…. Share your thoughts on this issue...

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We want you to join us!

Posted by on Jul 27, 2012 in Blog, Friends of MUN-E, MUN, MUN-E, Our Website | 0 comments

We want you to join us!

Be a part of our Site! Collaborate with us! Debate topics that are in your background guide! Tell us how our book has helped you! Tell us what you want to learn!! Collaborate with us and get MUN-E!! PS: We won’t be sharing your information with ANYONE! We hate websites that do that and we’ll NEVER be one of those...

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Collaborate with us!!

Posted by on Jul 25, 2012 in Blog, Friends of MUN-E, ModelUN, MUN, MUN Debate Topics, MUN-E, Our Website | 0 comments

Collaborate with us!!

  At MUN-E, we’re not just trying to teach you OUR way of thinking… We’re trying to LEARN from you, too! Get involved in our website, Log in, become an Author and Contributor, help us and we’ll definitely help you!   Start by reading our blog and commenting! A forum is soon...

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