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Aug 18 No Offense commented on Overturned Truck Shuts Down I-5 Near Tacoma.
Edit: My previous comment was unnecessarily snarky. If I knew how to remove it, I would. So instead I apologize for saying it. There's just too much unrestrained rudeness in the world. Meanwhile, thanks Jessica for letting us know about the traffic incident. I am glad I wasn't in Tacoma today. I am on that stretch of highway every few weeks. It's a pain as it is just on a good day.
Aug 18 No Offense commented on Overturned Truck Shuts Down I-5 Near Tacoma.
Exactly. What's with "the I-5"? Are you a visitor to our fair city?
Jan 28 No Offense commented on Charlotte Rampling's Performance in 45 Years Is Great, but Her Comments About Race and the Oscars Are Offensive and Ignorant.
It's refreshing to see that not everyone has jumped on the politically correct bandwagon. Here’s an opinion piece in The Los Angeles Times from a longtime Academy member.

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-…

Quote from the article: "Since its creation, the academy's focus has been excellence in motion pictures. The new focus, apparently, is diversity, and I'm sure I'm not alone in finding this re-conception misguided. In the past, black, Latino and Asian industry professionals could rest assured that they were admitted to the academy or awarded an Oscar for one reason only: the brilliance of their work. Now they and outsiders will wonder if they were tapped to fill some arbitrary quota.
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And another quote: "The #OscarsSoWhite controversy, as it's known on social media, is bedeviled by misinformation. I have read numerous accounts of how 6,200 mostly old white males produced the lily white nominations of 20 actors this year. In fact these nominees were selected by the 1,138 members of the actors branch, which has a larger percentage of African Americans than other branches, and probably skews younger as well. (The academy doesn't keep statistics on age.)

"These same voters in the last few years gave best acting Oscars to Forest Whitaker (“Last King of Scotland”), Mo'Nique (“Precious”), Viola Davis (“The Help”), Lupita Nyong'o (“12 Years a Slave”), and a nomination to Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave”). ------------
"FOR THE RECORD
Viola Davis was nominated for an Oscar for her role in “The Help,” but did not win.
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"Beyond the acting category, it's absurd to pretend that the academy ignores films created by or about people of color. “12 Years a Slave” won three Oscars in 2014. “Selma” was nominated for best picture in 2015. A few months ago, the academy gave Spike Lee an honorary Oscar for his contribution to cinema."
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Sep 5, 2014 No Offense commented on CenturyLink Wants to Block Municipal Broadband.
I first read about Chattanooga's municipal internet service in the BBC a couple of days ago. That lead me to read this article in the Guardian:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/au…
Quote: Thanks to an ambitious roll-out by the city’s municipally owned electricity company, EPB, Chattanooga is one of the only places on Earth with internet at speeds as fast as 1 gigabit per second – about 50 times faster than the US average.
Big Cable is lobbying the FCC hard to stop them from spreading their network.
Oct 13, 2013 No Offense commented on Outrage Queens.
You've got to admit though Paul, taking 25 or more paragraphs to correct that storyline is a long time to wait. Better to set up your knowledge of the truth right away so as to unburden your reader's angst that you might be so ignorant of this fact and promoting misinformation or geographical ignorance. It was more like a trick, but you lost some of your readers. Many times when I come across blatant disregard for history, geography, science or something in my bailiwick, I just bail on the article doubting the writer's knowledge or motive.
Jan 10, 2013 No Offense commented on Morning News: HORSE, Orcas, Academy Awards.
Hey, the orcas were freed when the winds shifted. Here's an update. http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/01/10/… Happy Ending!
Dec 18, 2012 No Offense commented on The Emptiness of Criticizing Modernism.
I think "stuffy Scruton" is spot on with his observations and analysis. Great video presentation of the ugliness that assaults and confronts us in the current era.
Dec 17, 2012 No Offense commented on Currently Flummoxing Me: This Billboard.
The typography is rather interesting. Why would they squish up the "illi" in million like that? Million is normally a fairly good-sized word. They really wanted to shrink it down. Plus the "one" seems to be floating away.
Dec 16, 2012 No Offense commented on Tweets From Folks Who Want to Watch Niggers on a Football Field and Not a Nigger Talking About Murdered Children.
@12 for the win.

Really, do we need to see this disgusting trash? It's not helping to repost this. It's only adding to the pain. You dishonor the President and the grieving families by directing our attention to these idiots.
Sep 7, 2012 No Offense commented on Down and Out in Tampa and Charlotte.
Great job, Paul! I've been following your dispatches these past two weeks. I really appreciate that we have had a local reporter to bear witness and add depth to the coverage. 'Sounds like you had to suffer a little bit along the way with various discomforts and breakages. But you still managed to get the word back to us. This article today ties it all together. It's also a benefit that you were able to experience both conventions to compare and contrast. I am so glad that the Democratic convention followed the RNC so that you could end on a more positive note. Among the many speeches I saw online, I enjoyed Michelle Obama's and Clinton's the most. But I also agree that Gabby Gifford's Pledge moment was powerful, sad and very moving. Thanks for your work and dedication. ~N.O.