First, take a minute to listen to what’s on the other end of the text or phone conversation. In some cases, it’s just a social call, a moment to say hello to a spouse or friend, or a harmless bit of gossip or flirtation. But just as often it’s someone multi tasking trying to manage a health insurance reimbursement that requires half an hour of hold time before an operator will help you sort out a bill.
However, it’s very easy to understand why marijuana prohibitionists don’t want the public to honestly compare it with alcohol and tobacco: because the vast majority realize that even though those drugs come with huge costs, banning them isn’t the answer. As we’ve seen during alcohol Prohibition and the modern Drug War, banning these drugs causes many more problems than it solves. Once people consider marijuana laws through the lens of tobacco and alcohol policy, it’s obvious that when it comes to drugs that are regulated instead of criminalized, two is not enough..
You know, the same thing was said about our ability to produce enough planes and tanks in World War II. The same thing was said about our ability to harness the science and technology to land a man safely on the surface of the moon. And yet, time and again, we have refused to settle for the paltry limits of conventional wisdom.
It is, however, more precise and, in a way, more flattering to say that Frank Sinatra should be celebrated for his craftsmanship. Of geniuses, we have, it seems, a steady stream. Actual craftsmen are rarer and more useful because they are exemplary for anyone with a craft, be it surgery or carpentry.
The wave of female candidates could result in more women than ever in the halls of power. Women have never made up more than one fourth of the House or the Senate, and there have never been more than nine female governors serving at the same time. We analyzed the candidates who have won primaries in the states that have already voted to estimate the chances of these gender proportions changing after the midterm election..
Herbert Schweiger makes no attempt to hide his Nazi views. At his home in the Austrian mountains, the former SS officer gazes out of a window to a view of a misty alpine valley. Described to me as the ‘Puppet Master’ of the far right, Schweiger, 85, is a legendary figure for neo Nazis across the world..
For most women, when they look at cutting their budget, cosmetics aren’t the first thing to leave that list, so you’re always going to have women looking to buy cosmetics. And perhaps they’re looking for a new brand. The fact that their friend might be inviting them to a [direct sales] party might be a good opportunity to find a new brand they love.