Why do I remember this article from like six months ago?
@Mathew Patalano, see, he's not whining OR moving. He's advocating a miraculous third option - changing the law to make it reasonable. See, that wasn't so hard.
"Maybe people could call up to apologize for displacing less affluent residents from their long-term communities."
Right, that call is coming right after the "less affluent residents" call to apologize for 30 years of stratospheric violent crime.
Half the kids in college now were born after Cobain died. It's as far back in the past for them as Creedence Clearwater Revival was for early 90s college kids. On the other hand, information is so much easier to come by now that this is either a joke or the work of an absolute moron.
"that 86 percent of those stopped and frisked are black or Latino (though blacks and Latinos account for less than 30 percent of the population" . . right, and they also commit 90% of the violent crime, a fact you conveniently omitted. I guess the police are supposed to focus on white grandmas in the name of political correctness.
This is a little unhinged, and Foer is flatly dishonest.
I was curious enough to have a look at that passage in his book. He backs up his claims with reference to an article entitled "Fish welfare: Current issues in aquaculture," in Applied Animal Behaviour Science vol 104.
So I had a look at that article. It pretty much says the opposite of what he represents it as saying. One of the very first things it acknowledges is that many scientists assert that "fish lack essential brain regions or any functional equivalent, making it untenable that they can experience pain and fear."
So for him to assert "you never have to wonder if the fish on your plate had to suffer. It did." on the basis of that article is total BS.
St. Augustine's on Sterling and 6th Avenue is prettier than either of your Slope choices. St. Thomas Aquinas looks like a lesser version of St. Anthony of Padua on Manhattan Ave. I think I even prefer Old First Reformed.
Worthwhile list though.
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