Showing posts from 2022

On the nature of law, and its use in modern America

The following is a reddit post that ran longer than intended, but I think captures something I've been thinking about a lot.  ~~~ I think it's important that more people start to recognize a pervasive miscommunication that conceals one of the fundamental drivers of political conflict right now. When a right-leaning person says that they support things like "law", "order", "law enforcement", or "the rule of law", they are not talking about a blind imposition of the official, written, government codes of law on all individuals regardless of circumstance. They are talking about natural law. They believe that there is a specific way that all things are simply supposed to be. Who holds power to decide natural law is determined itself by this natural law, and the power they hold is owed to them by virtue of the fact that they intuit this law. They are attuned to how things should simply be, and know how to impose that on those who

Newsflash: the pandemic continues

 We got a new dog: Jimmy Parker! Also, Tony and I got COVID. Here is another useful link I want to save, since I still have use for it: Cal-SuWers Network Dashboard (Sigh.)

A quick update

 It's January 2022 now.  I also finally was able to get an appointment to get boosted.  I've started a new job and moved to a new city, and I'm excited to try new things... once the latest surge ends. Unfortunately, enough time as passed that the posts I'd made with links to useful COVID trackers are off the front page of my blog. And yet... their utility hasn't passed. Alameda County Dashboard San Francisco County Dashboards San Mateo County Dashboards 91-divoc IHME Projections Deloitte LA Times