Fast water

I do not even know how to categorize this dysfunction:


I’m critical of my father for his abusive interpersonal relationships; he destroyed lives, including my own.[1] But as an engineer, there can be no question he meant well. I don’t know that he saw the specific problem of streamlining riverflows making water run faster and thus enabling it to undermine bridges[2]—he committed suicide in 2000, certainly long before I’d first heard of it—but I’m sure he would have.

George Monbiot, “Noisily Doing Nothing,” April 12, 2022, https://www.monbiot.com/2022/04/12/noisily-doing-nothing/


Police White supremacist gangs

Hallie Lauer, “Pittsburgh City Council puts hold on Burgess’ bill on warrantless police pedestrian stops,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 13, 2022, https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2022/04/13/pittsburgh-city-council-puts-hold-burgess-bill-warrantless-police-pedestrian-stops/stories/202204130106


  1. [1]David Benfell, “An unconventional obituary,” Not Housebroken, December 17, 2021, https://disunitedstates.org/2021/12/17/an-unconventional-obituary/
  2. [2]George Monbiot, “Noisily Doing Nothing,” April 12, 2022, https://www.monbiot.com/2022/04/12/noisily-doing-nothing/

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