6:01 PM yesterday rshoff commented on Could This Lawsuit Change Photo History? A Photographer is Suing Getty for $1 Billion.
We've got to start suing for something other than $$. Although it sounds like Getty is atrocious, the public would lose. Can't we sue and ask for other reparations? i.e., the Getty must spend a billion $$ on providing arts and history to the public?
Jul 26 rshoff commented on Kshama Sawant Shows Up at the DNC to Tell Bernie Sanders Supporters to Vote for Jill Stein.
@2, no Clinton is not fucking this up. The voters are. Put the blame where it belongs. Accountability.
Jul 26 rshoff commented on Kshama Sawant Shows Up at the DNC to Tell Bernie Sanders Supporters to Vote for Jill Stein.
Ah, some people have the brain of a pea. At this point, those that don't vote for Hillary are voting for Trump. Even if they don't cast a ballot and select Hillary, then they are voting for Trump. What kind of idiot would vote for a horrible person such as Trump I wonder. Please don't answer that question.
Jul 26 rshoff commented on Obama May Re-Militarize Police.
Stating the obvious here. 1 - The police are municipal, county, or state employees. That's all, just normal civilian employees entrusted with munitions of an army. 2 - The police answer to their union not to the people they should serve (us). 3 - Militarizing the police means we are conceding that US is now a military state.

If that is how we want to live, then everything is just fine. Who knows, maybe we have proven to the world that a free society is not sustainable.
Jul 8 rshoff commented on Mayor on the Police Union and Reform: "It's a Struggle.".
Firstly, the Police should not be unionized. Secondly, shut them down. Unions are too powerful and compete with the will and the needs of the people. Our government is the will of the people. The Police are not private workers, they work for us. Supposedly.
Jul 8 rshoff commented on What Might Help Is Decriminalizing Minor Offences That Increase Encounters Between Cops and Blacks.
@16, I think it falls apart whenever we try to talk about race. Really, it's all about being individuals in this society. But we have to admit it's not a level playing field and each individual does not have the same opportunity to rise above his/her parents. That inequality strikes individuals from all walks of life. Including people of color. This particular topic (police confrontations) affects people of color because of the overreaction they are confronted with in normal circumstances. A broken tail light seems pretty normal and many people have had broken tail lights. Why is this particular individual dead because of it? I'm not sure what you mean by thinking, compassion, and understanding are for pussies. Actually, it takes really strong and tough people to overcome their own inclination to lazy knee jerk reactions. I can see the light, yet I'm light years behind most.
Jul 8 rshoff commented on What Might Help Is Decriminalizing Minor Offences That Increase Encounters Between Cops and Blacks.
@13, blacks are not treated equally. They have been relegated to the lower economic rungs. There are many white people stuck on that rung too, I'm not saying they don't hurt too. The point being, globalization and other forces are taking away any little security the lower class have. Their opportunity has been given away to the cheapest foreign worker in foreign countries (which will not stay cheap forever). Although, law and order is essential in a modern civilized and even kind society, how we implement and enforce it is in question. It's not a racial issue. Yes, we all have to follow the same rules and yes, the lower classes have been left behind to suffer. How is that equal? We are all people, we are all vulnerable. But that does not make what happened yesterday, and has happened regularly to Black Americans, right!
Jul 8 rshoff commented on Baker Refuses to Make a Cake for a Same-Sex Couple.
I guess athiest medics won't have to help christians or other bigoted religions soon enough. Would a gay christian have to help a straight atheist? It's getting so complicated....
Jul 8 rshoff commented on What Might Help Is Decriminalizing Minor Offences That Increase Encounters Between Cops and Blacks.
@8 I understand how you feel and it sure looks that way. You're right that the criminal justice system is too broken to fix. It needs to be rebuilt from scratch. However, as much as it feels like it targets people of color, in fact, I think the problem is that it dismisses people based on socioeconomics and over-reacts to minor situations.
Jul 8 rshoff commented on What Might Help Is Decriminalizing Minor Offences That Increase Encounters Between Cops and Blacks.
And finally. The limited movement opportunity for people between socioeconomic strata in this country due to globalization, incorporation, automation, and distribution is a root cause of many inequities. We grab onto 'race' as an over simplified reason -persons of color do suffer more- but the cause is socioeconomics in the american caste system.