Thursday, August 22, 2019

The US should live up Lazarus poem, not change it | Durham Herald Sun

So well put.

“As a nation, we began by declaring ‘all men are created equal.’ We now read it ‘all men are created equal, except Negroes.’ When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read ‘all are equal, except Negroes, and foreigners, and Catholics.’ When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty – to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, without the base alloy of hypocrisy.”

Why Markets Are Not Panicking About Italy (Yet) - The New York Times

Interesting story.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Sardinia sand stealing: French couple could get six years in prison

How about a belly full of Sardinian food? Illegal to leave until that is digested and returned to Sardinian sewers?