Slog AM: Idaho Makes a Texas, Amazon Drops Money on Affordable Housing, USA’s Cherry Blossoms Want You to Admire Them – Slog
This year, the University of Washington “actually encourages people to come to campus to view the flowers.” Why? Because he finally realized that these trees like to be looked at, very much like to attract attention. It’s this kind of thing: “Look at my flowers… Aren’t they just beautiful… I tried to make them a little more pink this year… Do you think that works?” Sara Shores, UW urban forest specialist, on KIRO Newsradio“I think trees are missed by their admirers… [So come and see them.] You can make up for lost time.
Good will will not solve the housing crisis. But that’s all those above are willing to do for those below: charity, donations, contributions. Seattle Times reports that Amazon, in cooperation with Sound Transit, plans to spend $42.5 million on “318 affordable housing units near Bellevue and SeaTac light rail stations.” But why can’t the government do this? Why does it always have to be a gift? And gifts rarely make a dent in the problem. We need the right infinity of government spending to solve the housing crisis.
victims and families of the crane that crashed in South Lake Union in 2019 was awarded $150 million by a jury. KING 5 to this story.
It’s like thunder. It’s like lightning. The way you love me is scary. Sing your song, Seattle, because today there is, according to those who know how to read the future in the movement of the wind, the clouds and the pressures, the real (but not too strong) possibility of a big storm.
Predictably, Idaho is doing like Texas and opening one of the many gates to hell. The State House has sent the Governor a bill that bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. The bill also grants family members the power to sue a doctor who performs an abortion after this period of time. The House believes the law represents the values of the state, which of course is the hatred of women and the love of a devil in a Jesus costume bought from a Dollar Only store.
The answer to this question“Why do birds fly in windows? » is provided by the Bellingham Herald“When birds see a window, they see a reflection of the sky or trees and believe it’s safe to fly to…” So what did you think? I wasn’t going to? Are you mad? Of course, I will now quote the first line of Vladimir Nabokov pale fire:
I was the shadow of the waxwing killed / By the false azure in the glass; / I was the stain of ashy fluff – / and I continued to live, to fly, in the reflected sky.
This kind of afterlife can be called artificial.
Nothing but urban goodness results from the assignment of a street to pedestrians. This one is next to Cal Anderson Park and Capitol Hill station. It is closed to cars on Sunday for the Capitol Hill Farmer’s Market.
In just one weekoil fell from $139 a barrel to less $100 per barrel. CNN attributes the sharp decline to two expectations. First, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates could flood the world with what global capitalism cannot help consuming. And, second, China’s economy could slow due to a surprise spike in coronavirus cases. However, some analysts are still of the view that oil prices could hit $200 a barrel in the near future. If this happens, the oil companies will claim a considerable share of the world’s income. We call this type of excessive capture “income inflation”.
Coronavirus lockdown in China will certainly save lives but also certainly disrupt the bad infinity of global capitalism. New York Times“As Chinese authorities scramble to contain the country’s worst Covid-19 outbreak since the start of 2020, they are imposing lockdowns and restrictions that are adding chaos to global supply chains.” From this chaos, expect an increase in inflation and the right to blame the government’s excessive cheese for this inflation. But what is a bad infinity? It’s not a good infinity. I want you to think about this for a minute or two this beautiful morning.
The prediction is that Biden will control the Senate and lose the House of Representatives. This isn’t exactly good news as he needs both to make his New Deal dreams come true. CNN: “All Senate contests that both parties consider to be the most competitive will be held in the states that Joe Biden won in 2020, albeit in most cases narrowly.”
United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports that “More than 3 million people have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion nearly three weeks ago. This formidable movement of desperate souls is now described as “the fastest growing refugee crisis in Europe since World War II”.
Nigeria to the rescue. The blackest country in the world “will allow airline operators to import aviation fuel to alleviate a shortage”.
Let’s finish this morning with the track that made N-pop (Nigerian pop) known to the world, “Oliver Twist” by D’banj: