Hospitals in a vice district

It’s near Clark County, part and parcel of the same medical establishment. There’s a Legacy Emanuel Medical Center right across the state border in Portland, Oregon. Let’s not be so quick to update our last testament and will when we get admitted to the hospital here. There’s a “Legacy Funeral Home” somewhere in town, and […]

Medical prescription delivery in a vice district

All pending and confirmed prescription deliveries will be completed prior to the program being discontinued VANCOUVER — On April 10, following the lead of neighboring law enforcement agencies, the Vancouver Police Department began a pilot prescription delivery program for city of Vancouver residents while the Washington state stay-at-home order is in place. Clark County Today: […]

Working cops on the beat without firearms

“If we had access to firearms, we’d be able to handle more of these scenarios on our own,” Village Police Officer Tiger Lee told the station. Nicolai is accused of aiming a rifle at Lee and pulling the trigger, but the weapon didn’t fire. … Officers told the station they don’t carry firearms due to […]

TOEFL as a requirement for immigration

The TOEFL® Family of Assessments There’s too much “family” going on with a proprietary entrance exam as a requirement for immigration and naturalization. And that is “crime family,” not “family” in a good way. I strongly dislike the image of the United States presented to foreigners (immigrants, guests, visitors, and others) by the multitude of […]

The alt-right shadow government

There is a strong “alt-right” contingency to employees of local, state, and federal government in the U.S. One of the officers who was fired over his handling of the 2018 Parkland, Florida, high school shooting will get his badge back. Sgt. Brian Miller will receive full back pay and seniority when he returns to his […]

Is it a bar or isn’t it a bar?

A national association of district attorneys is assailing the actions of a Georgia prosecutor who recused himself from the Ahmaud Arbery case after he told cops the unarmed black jogger’s killing was “justifiable homicide.” New York Post: US district attorneys group slams recused prosecutor in Ahmaud Arbery case Wait a second. This guy is an attorney. He doesn’t […]

Are ‘hate crime’ charges necessary?

Two white men accused of fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery in what his family is calling a modern-day lynching will not face hate crime charges in Georgia, according to state investigators. USA Today: White men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery won’t face Georgia hate crime charges. Here’s why. I am not sure that Georgia’s position is at […]

Does bad art drive out good?

We think this an important question when it comes to art. When art is valuable, and worthwhile to appreciate, it is inevitably worth money. And indeed, we can ask the same question about money. Gresham’s law is a monetary principle stating that “bad money drives out good.” It is primarily used for consideration and application […]

Radical environmentalism and ‘mental health’

Most people think of the environment of “nature” or of the natural outdoors, when they speak of “environmentalism.” Not so. Radical environmentalists do not spend much time outdoors, and that is not the environment that chiefly concerns them. The Social Environment There’s as “social environment” — where they are hard at work on a vicious […]