We were on a long road trip, and the conversation turned to nicknames. How did James get shortened to Jim. The wife asks, how do you get Dick out of Richard, and the 12yo stepdaughter pipes up "ask him nicely", and cracks up. The wife wasn't amused.
400,000 die from smoking related conditions every year.
600,000 from cancer.
Why didn't we shut down the country sooner?
This virus still has a 99.94% survival rate, but I'm sure that's much more terrifying than taking Omaha beach.
This is incorrect.
There are lots of laws with no victims. The judicial system even has a name for them, malum prohibitum laws, which translates into wrong because it's prohibited, as opposed to malum in se, which is wrong in itself.
I'm a libertarian who voted for Trump for the reasons listed here.
It's taken over a century to get the country as far gone as it is, so it's going to take a while to restore it. Try to go to fast, and folks will resist. They have to be weaned from the government teat slowly.
You gotta remember most settlers to the US landed on the east coast. Some settled on the coast. Others moved inward to find places that fit. Some had to keep moving, because they never fit in, until another ocean stopped them. That means the west coast was orginally populated by misfits.