I had some positive reactions where folks were like, “yeah, that’s why I moved here. I like the Wyoming culture and I like wearing jeans and that’s true.” There are others who have pushed back a little bit on my characterization of their philanthropy, saying they are doing it out of the goodness of their heart and they care about the issues, which may be true, but when you look at the numbers, it tells a different story. So, it’s been a little mixed, but I haven’t received any major blowback. Honestly, I think it’s because I built some pretty good relationships with many of these folks, and I do see them as people. People with immense power and immense wealth that have disproportionate impact and who may not understand the reality of life in the rural West or the reality of environmental conservation and the problem of climate change. … [Read more...] about Billionaires Cowboy Up and Turn Wyoming Into a Gated Community
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“Anybody could get a drink any time of the day,” he said. “You could walk in at 10 in the morning get a drink. A 15-year-old could buy a drink. There was no regulatory environment. H.L. Mencken said to get a drink in Baltimore was very difficult unless you knew a judge or a cop.” … [Read more...] about US Prohibition at 100: The Failed Attempt to Ban Alcohol
Peoples is one of many Bay Area seniors trying to navigate a new reality of the pandemic: trying to maintain a quality of life that makes living worth it while avoiding the coronavirus. Some have tried to get creative with visits under social distancing guidelines; others are struggling with technology that can keep them in touch with support networks. Some seniors are also trying to safely find their way while also dealing with additional health issues that make them even more vulnerable if they get sick. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus has amplified issues for older Bay Area adults, but they’re still living life
Michael Wright, a lawyer for Christian, said he was working with about 140 former Michigan students who had accused Anderson of misconduct. Some former students who hired other lawyers have already pursued litigation against Michigan, which said in a court filing this month that it was “confronting through credible allegations the sad reality that some of its students suffered sexual abuse at the hands of one of its former employees.” … [Read more...] about He thought he was getting football physicals. He was being abused.