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Via Kevin Drum’s post, which is really worth reading.
Radley Balko reports in the Washington Post:
Last fall, I wrote a review of the documentary “Do Not Resist,” which looks at how aggressive, militaristic police tactics have become nearly mundane. One of the more infuriating scenes in the movie is a SWAT raid over some pot. What’s most striking is the nonchalance the cops show when, after smashing windows and storming the place with guns, they don’t find the massive stash of drugs they’re looking for. (There were also children in the home — the officer who planned the raid had said there weren’t.)
Instead, the cops keep looking until they find some alleged pot residue at the bottom of a duffle bag. They then arrest a young black man for the alleged residue and confiscate about $900 he has in his pocket. But they didn’t find the money — he volunteered it to them. He ran a lawn-mowing business to put himself through school and had asked the cops to give the cash to his partner, who was supposed to pick up some mowers and a weed eater. The police took the money under civil asset forfeiture law.
And here’s the clip:
Soap Commander soaps are quite good, and the lather from Endurance was excellent, thanks in part to the Maggard 24mm synthetic brush. I used a little too much water, but just loaded a bit more and it worked out fine.
I used my Fatip Testina Gentile, and indeed the testina is very gentile: extremely comfortable with little blade feel, but totally efficient. This is an admirable razor, IMO. I did not like the Fatip Grande because it was so uncomfortable, but the Testina Gentile is a completely different matter.
Three passes produced the smooth finish one wants, and then a splash of Barrister & Mann Spice Reserve finished the job. The day is off to a good start, thanks to the mindfulness meditation a shave can offer.
I should note that there are other types of meditation, as noted in this brief video:
That’s from this OpenCulture post (which has a couple of other videos, by David Lynch) by Colin Marshall.
Alfie Kohn wrote some very interesting books: No Contest: The Case Against Competition was the first I read, in which he showed that competing degrades performance in creative work. Then I read Punished By Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise, and Other Bribes.
I have read his more recent books, which now amount to a long list. The two I did read were interesting, informative, and evidence-based, and IMO should be required reading for teachers and parents and managers. As you can see in his Wikipedia article, he has published a lot, and he’s a writer worth reading.
I bring it up in the context of this TED talk by Daniel Pink: