The United States is on its own. There is no plan to stop folks from losing housing and going hungry in the worst times since the Great Depression. yet another completely preventable tragedy.
The Washington Post’s hand-wringing about the Republican plan to destroy the USPS in order to disenfranchise everyone enough to allow the Republicans to stay in power is classic American: complaining about undeniable shitty behavior while doing nothing to combat it, as though merely recognizing abuse is worthy of praise, and possibly thinking that feeling worthy of praise for recognizing abuse is better than doing something to stop it.
i'm aware this is a massive exception to the norm but i don't usually mind when people want to explain stuff to me and i find it reassuring that people make effort to give a shit about others being informed and on top of things. this is v different than being hit on via manipulative mansplainer though, which i do not like.
You don't need to speak English like a native
It's okay to have "weird" pacing when speaking. It's also okay to make sentences with correct meaning but uncommon phrasing
Don't allow yourself to pause because you're struggling to find the most native-sounding way to phrase what you mean
Just express what you mean in the most comfortable way to you
There's no "broken" English. English isn't owned by Americans or the British. For better or worse, it's become an international language.
How I plan purchases mentally and then back out of them for about half a year or +++more before spending money is apparently not typical for how other folks do things. Example: I've been in the same house for 4 years and I don't have a couch in my living room. Because...no good reason but I can't do it.
Even when I am solvent, I am not built for capitalism.
They're making these daily announcements about the NBA COVID BUBBLE like it's some magic thing that players don't catch COVID.
How does America not understand that the NBA bubble is literally just them using the proper isolation, distancing, mask and testing protocols and that if our federal government and state officials had done what the NBA is doing back in March and stuck with it THAT WE’D BE OKAY BY NOW
I know that we Christians have all absorbed Paul's assertion that if you believe the wrong thing too much you're OUT, but I do wonder what it would be like if we did some radical acceptance around the fact that other kinds of christianity and other religions and even aggressive non-belief will always exist and even be good for people
1945: An atomic bomb dropped over Hiroshima, Japan kills 140 thousand people.
2020, to date: The poor response to Coronavirus in the United States kills 160 thousand people.
It's worse than Hiroshima and it's not going to stop until we have leadership who cares instead of saying "it is what it is" when asked about the death toll.
New infections have swamped the U.S., which recorded 42% of all our coronavirus cases last month alone, per the New York Times.
Gone is any sense that the country may soon get ahold of this mess. The 7-day average for daily new infections has hovered around 65,000 for the past two weeks—more than doubling the peak average from the spring when the country first began this mess. (This was also when people were motivated enough to try and flatten the curve.) Scary stuff.
They have full time White House jobs for which their salary is $0.
So either they use their White House job to earn $36m OR they don’t have to work to earn $36m?
Is hard work a scam or is hard work a scam? I’ll wait.
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner earned at least $36 million in outside income last year, new disclosures show: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/ivanka-trump-and-jared-kushner-earned-at-least-36-million-in-outside-income-last-year-new-disclosures-show/2020/07/31/9eb71e66-d36a-11ea-8c55-61e7fa5e82ab_story.html