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Posted on May 11 at 9:54 p.m.
Trader Joe's has an excellent Ethiopian coffee that's organic, fair-trade, and shade-grown.
Not only is it delicious, but it's cheap enough I don't feel pretentious.
Well, not due to my coffee, anyway.
On Fair Trade Should Matter to You
Posted on April 27 at 10:09 p.m.
Right, because how dare anyone try to do anything good? It's all just so overwhelming; we as a society and a species should give up. /facepalm
Thank you Mr Williams and the Assembly for this. The measure of a society can be how well its people treat its animals. We should never falter from doing right, just because there is so much still to do.
On Das Williams’ Anti-Wildlife Cruelty Bill Moves to Senate
Posted on March 30 at 10:17 p.m.
Here's a twist - legalize, regulate, and tax it, BUT also mandate that users be sterilized.
Yeah, sterilized. Shouldn't affect terminal patients, would discourage recreational users, and would weed out "medicinal potheads" from the gene pool.
Posted on March 15 at 3:07 a.m.
Very cool. Happy birthday Edythe, and thank you for your work!
On 105-Year-Old Woman Gets Birthday Wish
Posted on March 1 at 9:57 p.m.
Good work and thank you to all agencies involved.
On Man Wanted for Rape Arrested in Maryland
Posted on March 1 at 4:32 a.m.
Bill, I'm not really sure.
SezMe apparently criticized a comment pointing out the ineffectiveness of Chicago's gun laws by arguing that criminals undermine the laws, rendering them ineffective.
On Shoot-Shoot, Bang-Bang
Posted on March 1 at 2:34 a.m.
"Roughly 32,000 Americans are killed a year by gun violence, [Toni Wellen] pointed out."
Per the CDC, that number is TOTAL firearm related deaths (31,672), but firearm homicide is "only" 11,078 (the rest being accident, suicide, and lawful action by civilians or law enforecement). That's still too many, sure, but let's put those statistics in perspective:
The leading cause of death of Americans is heart disease, at 597,689 per anum. Six hundred thousand. Where is the public outcry against fast food? Where is the advocacy for subsidized gym memberships? Homicide (of any nature) isn't even among the top ten causes. Those positions of honor are mostly reserved for passive-suicide: poor diet, smoking, and other lousy lifestyle choices.
If gun-control advocates truly wanted to save lives, they'd be better served lobbying against McDonald's.
My point isn't to trivialize gun violence, but to hopefully put it into perspective, and hopefully mitigate knee-jerk reactions. I am a strong proponent of "better laws, better enforced" instead of an unended cascade of more laws that are ineffective, unenforceable, or unconstitutional.
Posted on February 22 at 12:50 a.m.
Georgy said, "HOV or commuter lanes have not worked in California. To few cars use them while others cars in the single-use lanes sit in traffic polluting the air. The State has recognized this and is now letting hybrid single-use cars use them. So if you have the money to buy an expensive hybrid or Tesla Roadster, you get to use the commuter lane. Class system transportation in all it's glory."
I think you're logic is a bit reversed there. HOV lanes reward carpoolers; the congestion is because most people who can afford their own car insist on driving their own car. The irony of "class-based transportation" is that people pay more to sit in traffic.
Back to the primary article, what exactly is the basis of the MA's objection / suggestion of alternate plans? Is it really simply based on aesthetic merit alone? That's what I am taking from this....
On Montecitans Pull Rank on Caltrans
Posted on January 11 at 11:03 p.m.
@KV, that actually, and literally, made me laugh out loud.
I signed in just to give ya the hat tip.
On Live Ammo Burning Inside San Marcos Pass Yurt
Posted on December 28 at 12:48 a.m.
I guess it's validating to Kimoko and Martha that their objection to the rodeo is being challenged not in defense of its pointless cruelty and barbarism, but as random personal attacks at them and those who agree with them.
"The rodeo is promoting cruelty; please don't promote the rodeo." "Oh yeah, well you're a lousy feminist!""Um... what?"
On Cruelty Not Sport
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