24 Sep 2014

What If Your City Was Hit by Raytheon-made Cruise Missiles?

My dentist’s office is on the top floor of 450 Sutter St. in SF. It houses hundreds of dentists, oral surgeons and orthodontists. I think Herb Caen dubbed it, “The House of Pain” a few decades ago.

Before my teeth were cleaned I snapped this shot. Imagine my surprise watching a cruise missile sail by the window! I waited for the 1,000 pound bomb to find its target of ISIS in America. I’ve heard retired Gen. Anthony Zinni talk about the need for these bombs to the TV journalists. (Pop quiz, what maker of cruise missiles pays Anthony Zinni?)

At $1.5 million bucks a pop, I was pretty confident this smart bomb would hit its mark. I just hope none of the moderate people around them are hurt.

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24 Sep 2014

What If Your City Was Hit by Raytheon-made Cruise Missiles?

View from 450 Sutter, San Francisco, California, United States of America, September 22, 2014. My dentist’s office is on the top floor of 450 Sutter St. in SF. It houses hundreds of dentists, oral surgeons and orthodontists. I think Herb Caen dubbed it, “The House of Pain” a few decades

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19 Sep 2014

View NFL Player Crimes in Interactive Graphical Form

Can’t keep track of which NFL player has committed what crime? Want to avoid filling in your Fantasy Football League with past or current domestic violence felons?

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19 Sep 2014

View NFL Player Crimes in Interactive Graphical Form

Can’t keep track of which NFL player has committed what crime? Want to avoid filling in your Fantasy Football League with past or current domestic violence felons? Sort by your favorite team, crime or position! Here’s a nifty website (Link) that takes the data from USA Today’s updated arrest list

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14 Sep 2014

Why Are The Tricks Used To Sell War in 2003 Working in 2014? Have We Learned Nothing?

“You can’t change the world with words Bill, unless you write those words in the evening news with blood.” – Tom Bowen, In the movie Non-Stop Glenn Beck tried to cash in on the feeling of unity many had after 9/11. His 9/12 project in 2009 was BS. But he

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13 Sep 2014

Why Are The Tricks Used To Sell War in 2003 Working in 2014? Have We Learned Nothing?

“You can’t change the world with words Bill, unless you write those words in the evening news with blood.” – Tom Bowen, In the movie Non-Stop Glenn Beck tried to cash in on the feeling of unity many had after 9/11. His 9/12 project in 2009 was BS. But he did

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10 Sep 2014

They’ll Send Lawyers, Spinners and Money. The NFL Shit Won’t Hit the Fan.

Today the AP put out a story that the NFL in April received a DVD containing the surveillance video of Ray Rice slugging his fiancée. As you read the story and the follow up from the NFL you will see the personality of the organization shine through. You will also see the linguistic mark of hot shot lawyers and crisis professionals.

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10 Sep 2014

They’ll Send Lawyers, Spinners and Money: The NFL Shit Won’t Hit The Fan

Today the AP put out a story that the NFL in April received a DVD containing the surveillance video of Ray Rice slugging his fiancée. As you read the story and the follow up from the NFL you will see the personality of the organization shine through. You will also see the

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08 Sep 2014

Why Does Fox News Side With Abusers Like Ray Rice?

Today’s Ray Rice story is still developing, but one thing it illustrates is the role outsiders can play in demanding justice and then expecting change from an institution that failed to act–or failed to act with sufficient seriousness about a problem.

Digby and Perlstein wrote today about what happened when we failed to hold individuals accountable for malfeasance. When institutions protect individuals, by explaining away their actions, it prevents change from happening.

The other thing it is illustrating is how great it is to have a group of people like Fox News or the RW media on your side, even if only temporarily.

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08 Sep 2014

Why Does Fox News Side With Abusers Like Ray Rice?

Today’s Ray Rice story is still developing, but one thing it illustrates is the role outsiders can play in demanding justice and then expecting change from an institution that failed to act–or failed to act with sufficient seriousness about a problem. The absence of concern for Janay Rice is the

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