Old news, right? I know. I even heard about this in Montana. However, in case you read this when it first appeared, might I direct you now to the comments? Things got a little batshit up in there.
This is my favorite part: “Perhaps I’m not making myself clear, so here’s another example. Your response to me is hostile and a bit angry. If I were writing an article about ‘hostile and a little bit angry’ comments I’ve received on this blog recently, this one would be included.”
Thank God NPR Now was playing Prairie Home Companion today, because if they’d been airing something listenable-to I might not have browsed through XM’s news channels and stumbled on this segment.
Description as per the BBC:
"Hundreds of thousands of people have fled from Somalia since civil war broke out there in the early 1990s.
Many of them go to refugee camps in Kenya, others to Tanzania - and many have spent more than 15 years living in those camps. But one group has been more fortunate than others - the Somali Bantu, whose ancestors were taken to Somalia as slaves from southern Africa in the 19th Century.
In 2001 the Somali Bantu were recognised as an especially vulnerable group by the United States and two years later 12,000 of them were airlifted out of the camps and flown to new, permanent homes in the United States.
Assignment’s Tim Mansel visits one group of them in the western city of Boise in Idaho.”
When I’m driving through parts distant and rural, I’m extra-careful about trying to avoid encounters with the police (or what I think of as the My Cousin Vinny Scenario).
Which is how I found this site. I recommend it highly for anyone else road-tripping this summer to parts unknown. Because I like to be servicey like that.
(I have yet to find a similar chart with regard to the placement of GPS devices. Windshield mounts used to be illegal in California, but you can now put a GPS either on the lower left-hand or lower right-hand sides of the windshield. And I think it might be illegal in either New Jersey or Minnesota. Or maybe both. This is why I don’t use a windshield mount.)