betterworldbooks.com is a great online bookseller that donates a portion of its profits (I think a portion of each sale) to promote reading.
Love it! I would “like” it a thousand times if I could.
Bad use of the Trolley Problem, which as a philosophical exercise is problematic enough as it is. But the premise is false. Trump has lifted protocols intended to limit the killing of civilians, so more civilians are likely to die if he remains in office. Further, less than a mile from where I live, there is an encampment on the southern bank of the Rio Grande River where nearly a thousand people seeking asylum in the US have been staying, many for over a year. Many thousands more have been forced to return to dire circumstances. Many of those people have been killed. I know Obama was the deporter-in-chief, but Biden has promised to reverse Trump’s border policies. The choice is clear.
Look, ma! A snowflake!
Very funny! I’m assuming that you’re joking. If not, I have a nice jacket for you — the sleeves pin in the back!
What a great metaphor for codependency.
You must be white, Ben. So am I, but at least I’m paying attention. I’m a little surprised, though, by your suggesting an equivalence between the police and street gangs. The police are supposed to protect and serve, and enforce the law in a fair and just manner. That isn’t the role of street gangs. I can understand your being confused — police have often acted more like white supremacist gangs than as public officials tasked with, as the Constitution’s Preamble puts it, ensuring Domestic Tranquility.
They have one thing in common — they both get all-white juries!
You might add, @Silly Season, that there was a significant uptick in cases after the Trump-Pence rally in Tulsa, with some 500 new cases attributed to the event (out of 6000 attendees, that makes about 8% infection rate — yikes!
I did this! It was my first mask, and it works great. I had one I wasn’t using any more, so I cut off the waistband, trimmed the elastic, used a couple of stitches to position the ear loops, and Voila! It fits better than any of the other masks I have because of the way it cups the chin.