@keithzg To some degree, the canopy of your neighbourhood is probably a function of its age; but often in North Ameica the most pleasant neighbourhoods predate zoning, and indeed would be forbidden by current zoning rules.
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@ink_slinger I listened to a podcast about this very topic last week: https://www.thepodcastbrowser.com/hard-words-why-arent-our-kids-being-taught-to-read/
From the comments, what if big business hated your family? - Marginal REVOLUTION
"Would it mean requiring long delays on family formation while you got credentialed, worked with little remuneration while getting your foot in the door, and then place huge amounts of time and effort on career growth rather than investing in your family?" etc.
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This article really buries the lede, talking about two people found murdered on the Alaska highway:
"Police in the region admit there are "growing community concerns" after a total of five people have been declared missing or murdered in the region in the past week"
Négocié depuis 2009 dans la plus grande discrétion, le CETA mobilise enfin l’attention, à la veille de son adoption au creux de l’été.
"Assuming no shade as the ideal, the framers of modern zoning set out to design a system of regulations that make many naturally cooling design elements practically illegal."
Good planning is better than bad planning, of course. But so much modern North American urban planning was worse than no planning at all.
A Plea For Shade | The American Conservative
#DebConf19 starts today in Curitiba https://bits.debian.org/2019/07/debconf19-starts.html
#GospelToday (Lk 10:40-42)
Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving? Tell her to help me."
The Lord said to her in reply, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her."
Damnit Captain. I'm a computer hardware engineer, not a childcare worker!
Today is the #DebConf19 Open Day! See the schedule and follow the live streaming https://debconf19.debconf.org/schedule/?day=2019-07-20
USSR's Communist authorities quietly drop their campaign of religious persecution: in face of Nazi invasion, Russia needs any friends it can get.
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Deep inside Brest-Litovsk fortress, a surviving Soviet soldier inscribes a defiant message, 3 weeks after Red Army surrendered the stronghold: "I'm dying, but I won't give up! Farewell Motherland. 20.VII.41"