The prophets of the new world order sowed the wind and they will soon reap the whirlwind of an angry public worn out by elite incompetence, arrogance, and ignorance.
There are a few tried-and-true orders that are universally delicious, and some that typically don’t hit the mark.
Humans are good at a lot of things, but putting time in perspective is not one of them. It’s not our fault—the spans of time in human history, and even more so in natural history, are so vast compared to the span of our life and recent history that it’s almost impossible to get a handle on it. If the Earth formed at midnight and the present moment is the next midnight, 24 hours later, modern humans have been around since 11:59:59pm—1 second. And if human history itself spans 24 hours from one midnight to the next, 14 minutes represents the time since Christ.
Gilbert V. Levin, Who Said He Found Signs of Life on Mars, Dies at 97 – The New York Times (nytimes.com)
I always thought the cotton that came in an aspirin bottle was necessary and important – for decades I carefully replaced it whenever I took out a pill.