Profits over Care, Fear over Sense

At least ten years ago I watched a brief interview with Michael Moore (certainly on MS-NBC) highlighting the distributed medical system at use in Cuba at that time. Cuba was in dire economic straits, with the fall of the Soviet Union and a punitive American economic embargo. Yet all kinds of their public health measures … Continue reading Profits over Care, Fear over Sense

Good Cops Deserve Our Respect

I feel I need to say, once and for all, that I am not “anti-soldier”, “anti-police”, “anti-senior citizen” or for that matter “anti-white” or “anti-male”. I am glad that America’s first responders, in many states including my own, receive preferential tax rates, parades, respect, even now preferential parking spots at my own Home Depot. I … Continue reading Good Cops Deserve Our Respect

CNU26: First Floor Retail

My morning session at CNU-26 in Savannah addressed "first floor retail"; what you see in modern urban office & residential towers: which designs, ideas, zoning, layouts work & which don't. The great idea that was being pitched is to code for immediate "flexible" residential that can later flip to retail as the local economy grows … Continue reading CNU26: First Floor Retail

Washington Nonsense (2 fb posts)

My 2 facebook rants following Trump's "shithole countries" comment: "Illegal" immigration? Illegal how? "Nations" are irrational Euro centric constructs that were militarily forced upon bedouin in the desert, bushmen in the savannahs, canoe paddling pacific islanders, and regionally nomadic native americans. These imaginary lines helped the powerful confiscate land, enslave individuals (slaughtering the independent), impose … Continue reading Washington Nonsense (2 fb posts)