Tweet My mother lives in a very nice retirement community. Typically for an affluent suburb, the residents are rich and white, while the employees are low-income and represent a variety of races (white, Asian, black, and Hispanic). They’re not downtrodden employees. Many have been there for decades and have strong bonds with the elderly in [...]
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Tweet I hate the smell of cigarette smoke. Hate it! Hate it! Hate it! That hatred is entirely separate from hating the way cigarettes harm people’s health. Even if they were healthy, the smell would disgust me. Having said that, I hate even more ordinances that prevent people from smoking cigarettes in their own homes. [...]
Tweet One of the hardest fought propositions on the California ballot this June is Proposition 29 which is described on the ballot as a new law that “imposes additional tax on cigarettes for cancer research.” Doesn’t that sound nice? Those who smoke have to fund cancer research. It’s an indirect version of “smoker heal thyself.” [...]