Apr 26, 2014
commented on Hero Rancher: Blacks Better Off Under Slavery
"they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do."
Apparently, this guy's parents "didn't have nothing for their kids to do" either. Because they should have sent him to school to learn how to speak English properly.
Mar 5, 2014
commented on Vampire Author Tries to Fight Trolls
It's easy to pick out a review written by someone with an axe to grind. However, I would love it if Amazon could find some way to control the misguided ones that give a book 1 star or 2 stars on the basis of criteria that have nothing to do with the merit of the book itself. Like missed deliveries, or technical issues with a Kindle, or books arriving damaged, or stuff like that. Those belong in a customer service venue, not the book review section.
Jun 26, 2013
commented on The Art of Walkonomics and the Right to Jaywalk
I live in SF, where nearly 20 pedestrians get killed each year by cars. The most recent one happened just 3 blocks from my apartment, right before Christmas last year, and seeing his tarp-covered body lying in the middle of the intersection was very sobering. I walk everywhere. But I am constantly amazed at the number of people who jaywalk by stepping out into the street and expecting cars to stop for them. And many, many pedestrians regularly cross when it says Do Not Walk. Yes, pedestrians have the right of way. But if they aren't using a crosswalk, or they don't have a green light, or they don't even look before they start to cross, then no law-abiding driver should be held responsible for accidentally hitting them. Pedestrians have an obligation to cross responsibly. Unfortunately, a very high number of them don't.