We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Sorry. Everyone loves this theory and is just sure that it must be true. It has been that way for decades. I don't know why it is so popular, save that I myself think it would be really neat if language works this way. It's called "Linguistic Relativity"and the strong version, the deterministic version is right out. There's a bit of soft evidence that the language we speak may mildly influence the way we think, but even that doesn't have very strong evidence.
Assistant Village Idiot
Thanks for the reply AVI. I had my doubts which is why I lead with FWIW.
Those impossible burgers are just another chapter in the Al Gore saga of getting revenge on the world for 'robbing' him of the presidency - all while making another fortune. Beyond Meat is just the newest division in the Gore empire of Climageddon. It's entry and into the marketplace has been carefully and methodically crafted. He's the worst kind of Capitalist: Creating a climate of fear, and then pandering to it to make a buck, causing exactly the kind of damage he would have believers thinking they're avoiding - all while breaking every spoken Green principle in his private life. He probably thinks the irony is delicious in its multi-layering.
FISA Warrants Were Illegally Obtained At this point, what difference does it make? Nobody is going to be indicted and nobody is going to jail. The FISA judges, who unquestionably swallowed this crap sandwich, will still have their jobs for life. It's all Kabuki theater.