07 Sep 2014

Smartest SF Show on TV, Person of Interest, Returns Sept 23. Why Aren’t There More Like It?

I’m excited for the return of ” Person of Interest” Season 4 premieres Tuesday, Sept. 23 on CBS. I will not be missing the cancelled TV show Intelligence.

I was praising the show recently and i09 user Longsnake agreed. ”POI is probably the best show on TV, full stop. “ Agreed. I wondered, how the hell did this make it to mainstream network TV? J.J. Abrams of course, but I wondered if any of the people who green lighted PoI figured out why it works and make more like it or if they learned the wrong lessons and make crappy copies? The answer: They make crappy copies, like: Intelligence.

But why make crappy copies?

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06 Sep 2014

Smartest SF Show on TV, Person of Interest, Returns Sept 23. Why Aren’t There More Like It?

  I’m excited for the return of ” Person of Interest” Season 4 premieres Tuesday, Sept. 23 on CBS. I will not be missing the cancelled TV show Intelligence. I was praising the show recently and i09 user Longsnake agreed.  “POI is probably the best show on TV, full stop.

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04 Sep 2014

A Darker Side of Dark Money: Negative Ads Are Just the Start

People in media and politics love dark money, especially if they are gettin’ some. -Spocko

On Fresh Air yesterday they talked to campaign expert Neil Oxman about making political ads. He talks about how much money congressional campaigns spend on TV and how much it costs today.

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04 Sep 2014

A Darker Side of Dark Money: Negative Ads Are Just the Start

People in media and politics love dark money, especially if they are gettin’ some. –Spocko On Fresh Air yesterday they talked to campaign expert Neil Oxman about making political ads. He talks about how much money congressional campaigns spend on TV and how much it costs today. Even beyond the cost of

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02 Sep 2014

Nixon Would Not Have Authorized Torture, Suggests John Dean

I asked John Dean a few questions about his new book, The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It, during the FDL Book Salon.

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02 Sep 2014

Nixon Wouldn’t Have Authorized Torture, Suggests John Dean

I asked John Dean a few questions about his new book, The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It, during the FDL Book Salon. 1) After listening to hundreds of hours of all conversations did President “Sock it to me” Nixon tell any good jokes? Were they dirty? Racist or

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30 Aug 2014

CEO Abuses Puppy. Why RW Media Supports Abusers Instead of Victims

I spotted this terrible story today CEO Caught on Video Kicking Puppy. The video is disturbing and seems clear cut. You really feel for the poor dog. But let’s not jump to conclusions until all the facts are in and we hear from all sides.

The Vancouver Globe first story describes “surveillance video shot in an elevator of the Private Residences at Hotel Georgia in downtown Vancouver shows an unidentified man kicking a dog several times.”

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29 Aug 2014

CEO Abuses Puppy. Why RW Media Supports Abusers Instead of Victims

I spotted this terrible story today CEO Caught on Video Kicking Puppy.  The video is disturbing and seems clear cut. You really feel for the poor dog. But let’s not jump to conclusions until all the facts are in and we hear from all sides. The Vancouver Globe first story

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26 Aug 2014

How Many Tanks Can We Take Back Before The Next Ferguson?

I recently suggested that we noodle on some methods to de-militarize the police. I wanted to figure out methods that would actually have people look at publicly available communities’ inventory of equipment and demand they get rid of unnecessary items and equipment that is not designed for a police force, but an occupying army.

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24 Aug 2014

How Many Tanks Can We Take Back Before The Next Ferguson?

I recently suggested that we noodle on some methods to de-militarize the police. I wanted to figure out methods that would actually have people look at publicly available communities’ inventory of equipment and demand they get rid of unnecessary items and equipment that is not designed for a police force,

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