Jul 29, 2015
commented on Why Does the Police Report About Sam Dubose Not Match the Video of the Shooting?
It is just as possible that the officer remembers what his (wrong) instincts told him was about to happen.
Many studies have shown that, within the mind, there is little distinction between what you have truly experienced in real life, and what you have only perceived as having occurred...
The cop can be telling the truth to the best of his recollection.
Jun 25, 2015
commented on The Morning News: Hot Weekend Coming, Plus a Big Supreme Court Decision Upholding Obamacare Subsidies
@7 Agreed. If the candidate has the know-how and stamina to always get the ball to the goal line - even if only for the easiest plays - then that's still a worthy candidate. There's lots of low-hanging fruit; let's eat already.
This is much better than the candidate who can only fumble, be crushed, or run-out-of-breath, time and time again... even if they should have some bold and elegant hail-Mary plays to offer.
The ability to execute is f'ing everything.
Jun 11, 2015
commented on Seattle Police Still Haven't Fired Officer Cynthia Whitlatch
@7 I concur with your thoughts on process. Sometimes, otherwise good people can say stupid regretful things; sincere apologies can be made, the harm can be somewhat repaired, and careers can be salvaged. Sometimes.
... But, perhaps the teacher was already at the tail end of such due process, having fallen out of grace for some prior actions.
May 6, 2015
commented on Dashcam Footage Shows Seattle Police Officers Deriding Black People
Ok, I'll pile on.
Even in the correction/ update there is confusion:
>> he was not joking about beating people up. <<
Where I'm from, that turn of phrase 'he was not joking about xxx' means that the subject was quite serious about 'xxxx'. That 'xxxx' was exactly the subject's intent.
So, to say 'was not joking about beating' is to mean 'was serious about beating'.
And, honestly, coming late to this article, I thought that was what Ansel meant, which confused my little late-comer's mind.
But, Ansel, I'd still share a beer with you. I think you got spirit. Hang in there.
May 5, 2015
commented on Florida Couple Faces Jail Time, Lifetime on Sex-Offender Registry, for Having Sex on a Beach
If no genitals were exposed,how is this standing up in court?
Isn't an issue of 'free speach'? One can dance - shake a booty, wiggle and jiggle, rub-a-dub-dub - with a buddy all they like, no? If genitals were unseen, what witness can testify the act was sexual?
It's no more categorically sexual than say the cirque-de-soleil-style contortionist entertainers you might encounter on a sunny beach day.
I hope they sue for enormous damages.