Camp ToB 2019
Week 11: Black Leopard, Red Wolf
Five books down, one big, gory, complicated, shock-inducing book to go. This week, we discuss the first half of Marlon James’s Black Leopard, Red Wolf.
Exemptions to Trump’s China tariffs read like a laundry list of Republican favorites.
Such exemptions include salmon and cod (to protect Alaska's fishing industry), fracking chemicals (to protect America’s "energy dominance"), and Bibles:
Those volumes are already more expensive than the average beach read. Biblica, a nonprofit that gives Bibles away around the world, testified that a tariff on religious books would “dramatically affect” the number of Bibles it was able to donate, “impacting the religious freedom of individuals in countries where Bible access is limited and often nonexistent.”
Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the 15.2 million member Southern Baptist Convention, wrote that a tariff on Bibles would require “higher prices incompatible with the high and consistent demand for Bibles in the United States” and affect “all Christians’ ability to exercise their religious freedom in the United States.”
The view from inside a massive new bicycle parking garage in Utrecht.
Via The Verge, this newly completed building has space for 12,500 bicycles:
And for the view from America, here's "How to Not Kill a Cyclist."