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.
Some students say colleges not doing enough to combat coronavirus-fueled racism."In classes, people won't want to sit next to them. If they're coughing, everyone stares at them," a student said of his peers of Asian descent.
I would be careful about citing deaths from the flu as an effort to calm people that the corona virus isn't that bad. The flu does indeed kill 10's of thousands each year. But this isn't a zero sum game. The corona virus may also kill 10's of thousands in addition to what the flu kills.
It has been 40 years since I worked in a restaurant, but I do remember how much of the bulk food stuff came in single use plastic containers. Is UCLA going to ban all of those containers? Or are they simply going after the low hanging fruit: plastic water bottles, plastic utensils, plastic plates? The stuff that will cause the most inconvenience to the student body. This is ridiculous. It makes me wonder if Kikei Wong, the zero waste coordinator, just might be a Chinese plant. Are the Chinese ultimately responsible for the destruction of our University institutions?
The maximum inflicted pain on normal people provides the most powerful moral instruction as well as supremacy in virtue signalling. You get extra points, apparently, by making the paying customers more miserable and oppressed in their consumer experience.
Unless the polymer stock really costs 7 times more, I think we know who's pushing for this.
Another Guy named Dan
I was camping with friends in a crowded Washington State park campground. It was Presidents' Day, and the tents were cheek-by-jowl, jam-packed with kids running to and fro.
A tame doe had wandered into the mayhem and was eating M&M's and skittles out of the hand of a little girl from Tacoma.
Just as she reached into her pocket to offer the deer a Tootsie Roll, a park ranger strolled by. She smiled at him and asked, "What's the friendly Deer's name, Mister?"
The ranger turned to us, and behind his hand said in a deadpan voice, "Dead by Labor Day."
Turns out deer cannot digest all the crap people feed to them in the parks. It seems the worst thing to happen to a deer is for it to turn tame and start eating people food!