Morning Belz, April 30
Guns and drugs.
Just beginning to edit the shooting range video. That’s a screenshot of Elizabeth, who ran the camera on Sunday, shooting a pistol for the first time. I shot one for the first time too, in addition to a couple other guns. Interesting, not life-changing, for me. (I sensed it was more seismic for Elizabeth.) Here’s a Bernie supporter saying there should be bipartisan consensus on guns, and quoting Karl Marx.
The CBD shops yesterday were interesting too. Came to learn about Delta-8, which is a form of de facto legal marijuana available pretty much everywhere. Had no idea. It’s not without controversy.
Schumer’s big science & tech funding bill is stalled — National Journal
UK deploys ravers to test relaxing COVID rules — Bloomberg
40% of Marines aren’t getting vaccinated — Vaccine Reaction
U.S. embassy reducing consular work in Russia — Reuters
Callaghan’s video from Mpls on the Chauvin verdict — Channel 5
Regardless, Chauvin faced civil rights charges, arrest — Strib
Quick favor if you are on Reddit. Could use an upvote here.
“The abolition of domestic slavery is the great object of desire in those colonies where it was unhappily introduced in their infant state. But previous to the infranchisement of the slaves we have, it is necessary to exclude all further importations from Africa. Yet our repeated attempts to effect this by prohibitions, and by imposing duties which might amount to a prohibition, have been hitherto defeated by his majesty’s negative: thus preferring the immediate advantages of a few British corsairs to the lasting interests of the American states, and to the rights of human nature deeply wounded by this infamous practice.” — Thomas Jefferson, 1774, word-salading his way around the issue of slavery
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