Pandemic stock tips
Here are the top five pandemic stocks:
1. Zoom (ZM);
2. Zoom (ZM);
3. Zoom (ZM);
4. Zoom (ZM);
5. Zoom (ZM) (*Please note: you might be too late).
These are sectors I never buy:
1. Vaccine companies. (*Please note: I don’t like vaccines, but you might. If you hit the right company you could make a fortune. My guess is SNY, but who knows);
2. Factory farm meat-processing companies;
3. Weapons-manufacturing companies;
4. Tobacco companies;
5. Alcohol companies;
Well, good luck out there. Time to make some serious money.
Molly Jones, Kealia
The ‘Octopus Teacher’ can teach us some lessons
Netflix’s explosive new documentary, “My Octopus Teacher,” chronicles a complex relationship between a man and the world’s most bizarre animal, an octopus. It further testifies to our highly-conflicted relationship with non-human animals and the natural world.
Most of us treasure our “pets,” dogs, cats, horses. Our allegiance to them transcends that to our own species. If our dog and a Congolese child were competing for scarce funds for lifesaving surgery, we know who would live.
Yet, we torment, kill, and consume other animals that are similar in appearance, intelligence and ability to suffer. Then, we bristle at East Asians who do the same to animals we consider pets.
We pride ourselves on being intelligent, rational beings. We have gone to the moon, unraveled and modified genetic codes, and found cures for deadly diseases. Yet we still have not figured out our relationship with non-human animals and the natural world.
Some of us have. Vegans profess compassion and respect for all sentient beings. Veganism requires no special courses or certifications. Every one of us can become one on our next trip to our supermarket.
Leo Gushiken, Lihu‘e