I posted a few days ago about an Aldi near me that was well-stocked with just about everything. That was then.
But today, a report on more empty and sparsely-populated shelves. I’m a bit of a skinflint. One of the places I shop at is Dollar Tree, the antithesis of upscale. But they’ve got some good bargains on basics like cleaning supplies, soaps and shampoos, some generic OTC meds, and other odds and ends. But where they usually have a bazillion toothbrushes, tubes of toothpaste, and other dental supplies, lots of empty shelf space:
Also a whole lot of nothing for sandwich bags, gallon freezer bags, and the like:
I’ve noticed a lack of storage bags in other stores too.
And the Cub grocery nearest me which was very well stocked with toilet paper a few weeks ago, now has lots of empty shelf space in that part of the store. Meh, I’m stocked for that. If panic buying starts up again, I’m set.
Coronavirus News, Analysis, and Opinion:
A devastating surge is here. Unless Americans act aggressively, it will get much larger, very quickly.
I think we’ve become something of unwitting guinea pigs in an experiment on herd immunity, and the price we’re going to pay for that—we’ve already lost, by my best estimates, about 1,100 people. We’re going to lose another thousand or more between now and Christmas.
Cryptocurrency, Investing, Money, Economy, and Debt:
Lots of FUD in this article about the spread of Bitcoin ATMs in Greece.
4 more years: Trump freezes 2024 presidential field. Did Kamala Harris just win the 2024 election?
Indeed, all criminal defendants deserve a lawyer, which is why the Constitution guarantees them one. Presidential campaigns, by contrast, do not have a right to counsel. Lawyers have independent ethical obligations and also binding federal rules that prohibit them from filing lawsuits before they have undertaken a thorough investigation of the claims. When market pressure, threats of sanctions, and public opprobrium from clients and other lawyers discourage the filing of such half-baked lawsuits, that isn’t “bullying.” That is democracy in action.
No lawyer should be subject to doxing, harassing phone calls, or threats of bodily harm. But that doesn’t mean there should be no consequences for lawyers and law firms, especially elite lawyers and law firms, that participate in fundamentally abhorrent legal enterprises.
Characterised by generosity, hospitality and warmth, teraanga is everywhere in Senegal, and has helped shape the nation’s identity.