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michael-seidel's picture
Aug.15.2013
I have two things to say, and then you can move on. 1.  Did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone? 2.  Don’t see the movie Fruitvale Station. These things are related.  I guess that was three things, and there’s much more to follow. Truthiness is a phrase created by the Colbert Report on...
michael-seidel's picture
Mar.17.2012
I can't abide nor stomach how many times now we're hearing that the police or someone else with a gun killed someone else in the name of their fear. There are so many. The woodcarver in Seattle, carrying a small knife as he walked along, shot and killed by an officer standing well out of arm's...
phil-bronstein's picture
Jul.21.2010
Anyone who thought that the last presidential election was going to usher in a sense of brotherhood across the land must have been thinking Cain and Abel. The divide yesterday in downtown Walnut Creek at competing rallies in support of and opposed to ex-BART officer Johannes Mehserle was like...
phil-bronstein's picture
Jul.16.2010
Facebook I missed out on the spree looting of Footlocker and other businesses in Oakland after the Johannes Mehserle verdict. But about 200 other people seemed to be having a great time burning and smashing. Out-of-town agitators, officials said, in kind a weird throwback to establishment...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Jul.09.2010
I was walking home after hypnosis. I felt great; I had gone for treatment of insomnia, and I felt great. I learned a way to self hypnotize myself, and I was walking towards my credit union. I was calm, serenity was mine.  I checked my cell at the light; there was a news alert. There was going to...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Jul.09.2010
All afternoon, I waited for news that my older son was on his way down to protest the verdict in the Mesherle trial.  (The good news is that he stayed home).  This kind of outrageous sentencing is what often gets him ready to don the black and protest.  And yet, it's the rioting that begins to seem...
jeanne-powell's picture
Jun.17.2009
(c) 2009 Jeanne Powell"Did You Know?"all rights reserved [Fruitvale BART station,Oakland CAJanuary 1, 2009] my country 'tis of theesweet land of libertyof thee I sing did you know before today a bullet fired in disdain,callous indifferenceinto a young father's backas he lies face down on harsh...