Many of the effects of income inequality appear behind closed doors but this article posits that the availability of housing itself is now critical because of cost and landlord evictions to raise rents. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-eviction-crisis-is-starting-to-look-a-lot-like-the-subprime-crisis-2019-03-26 The eviction crisis is starting to look a lot like the subprime mortgage crisis Published: Mar 27, 2019 12:01 p.m. ET Georgia … Continue reading Is eviction of people who have nowhere else to go the next housing crisis?
Those opposed to Obamacare have failed utterly to come forth with a proposal that would provide the broad coverage, (relatively) reasonable premiums, and societal benefits of Obamacare. When the workers who buy the goods, who pay the taxes, and do the work to produce the goods are unhealthy, all of society pays. Doesn't it make … Continue reading What difference would it make if Obamacare disappeared? Here are the numbers
These past few years have challenged US citizens' knowledge about their own country's system of justice and law. What can a President do without constraint? What are the standards that should be applied when deciding who should be prosecuted? I have a great deal of respect for this gentleman and very much look forward to … Continue reading If “rule of law” has a fuzzy meaning for you, or you care about justice, read this book
Seems almost funny that California with its recent drought problems now faces regular and increasingly severe downpours, but it's all part of the changing climate. For me, the almost 50 inches of rain received by Houston during the recent two hurricanes are a prime example of the too much of anything isn't good. https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/03/california-could-see-intense-rains-in-the-future/ Atmospheric … Continue reading More intense weather to include heavier rains over California — pluses and minuses
I think almost every tea drinker has been tempted, at some point, to take the easy route and microwave the water for brewing. The resulting tea always tastes lousy. This article explains why. An older article but contains good info. https://slate.com/culture/2013/06/microwaving-water-for-tea-why-are-the-results-so-lousy.html Food Explainer: Why Does Microwaving Water Result in Such Lousy Tea? By NADIA ARUMUGAM JUNE … Continue reading Why does microwaved water produce such lousy tea?
Of course men have viewed everything to do with child bearing from whether a child is a son to taking charge of birth control to being the default option for the chores of child raising as the purview of the mother. I'm having a hard time visualizing the males who would take this. All in … Continue reading Male birth control pill on the horizon — here’s how it works
The other day I thought my Amazon Kindle Oasis had died. Since I spend hours using it every day, I was unhappy to say the least. Turned out to be fixable. But this is what I'm doing to get myself a spare. Amazon accepts trade-ins (working or not) of all versions of its Kindles, from … Continue reading Amazon Kindles, however old, are worth cash and trade-in credit
Click thru for a fine video explaining this process. https://www.zdnet.com/article/these-are-the-12-most-common-phishing-email-subject-lines-cyber-criminals-use-to-fool-you/ These are the 12 most common phishing email subject lines cyber criminals use to fool you Analysis of over 360,000 phishing emails reveals some common themes in phoney emails sent to businesses. Don't get caught out by these ones. By Danny Palmer | March 19, 2019 -- 10:21 … Continue reading Phishers and cyber criminals repeatedly use the same phrases to lure you
https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/03/27/707289059/blech-brain-science-explains-why-youre-not-thirsty-for-salt-water Blech! Brain Science Explains Why You're Not Thirsty For Salt Water March 27, 20194:12 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered JON HAMILTON Just a 10 percent shift in the salt concentration of your blood would make you very sick. To keep that from happening, the body has developed a finely tuned physiological circuit that … Continue reading How your body knows not to drink salt water
The upselling is continuous in this field. The comment about not needing a coffin to be cremated in reminded me that my mother's ashes were given to me in a nicely finished wood box. After her ashes were spread, how were we to respectfully dispose of that box? I learned. When my father died, we … Continue reading Bored Panda presents cost and requirement info about funerals from Tumbler
These two articles contain fascinating concepts and possibilities for reversing climate change had we started decades ago and also researched the limits and implications of the proposed methodology. The "Drawdown" book by Hawkins is fascinating and full of novel ideas (my favorite is feeding seaweed to cattle to reduce their methane output). At this stage, … Continue reading The “humans can solve any problem” fallacy for climate change solutions
I don't see a date anywhere on this Bored Panda posting and Li is an incredibly common name, but this Tumbler post should be required reading for the privileged who simply don't understand why people can't get out of poverty. The examples here are real. It's impossible to overstate the impact of health care expenses … Continue reading An explanation of invisible poverty that may help the oblivious