Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Colin Kaepernick almost gets it right by refusing to stand during the National Anthem, this is what he should do next.

Colin Kaepernick almost got it right when he protested by sitting during the National Anthem. Protesting by sitting should be the new thing, but it should coincide with an incident that recently happened that is worth protesting over. 

Publicly protesting over events that have occurred over the past year, or years, or decades, won't actually focus attention on an exact situation that exemplifies what the protest is about, it's too generic.

So if another one of those "what the heck were you thinking" moments occurs in which several officers have a suspect pinned down and shoot the suspect anyways (or something of that nature), occurs during the football season, then I would welcome multiple football players and even the fans to not stand for the national anthem the following Sunday.

But if Mr. Kaepernick continues to simply sit week after week when there is no new controversial case sparking national attention, then his protest will simply become the same, old same old. Mr. Kaepernick will literally wear out his own protest before it has a chance to take root and flourish.


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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Allyson Felix Robbed of Gold Medal by incomplete Olympics rules regarding diving versus leaning.

The definition of the word torso in present day vernacular should acknowledge the words Torque, Torsion, and Trunk. Torque is created by the pelvis region of the body, as is Torsion. And the Torso, also known as the trunk, as in the trunk of a tree that holds all the weight of the tree, is also found in the definition of the backend of a car, analogous to the pelvic region of a human being which supports all the weight above it.

However, since the lean at the finish line has long been accepted as a method for crossing the finish line in a track race, AlexLOGIC won't argue about the definition of Torso also including the upper body but not the head or the limbs, even though that is in reference to a broken statue, and not a human being. Most internet definitions of Torso reference statues, but people are not statues, so it is not the correct reference.

Although AlexLOGIC still prefers which pelvis crosses the finish line first as the most authentic form of deciding a winner in a track race, the Olympic rules for crossing the finish line of a race as they presently stand are incomplete, and they failed Allyson Felix last night in her race against Shaunae Miller.

If both runners are upright at the finish line, then sure, use the lean rule as it presently stands to determine the winner, although it really should be when the first pelvis crosses the finish line. 

But if one runner leans while the other runner dives, the diving runner's bottom part of the front of their pelvis crossing the finish line, should be used to determine when the diving runner actually crossed the finish line.

Last time I checked runners don't run with their torsos parallel to the ground, so if a runner chooses to dive across the line, it should be the bottom front part of the pelvis that is used to determine when they actually cross the finish line. 

A lot of time and attention has been paid to the rules that govern the start of Olympic track races, however not enough time has been spent analyzing what part of the body should be the point at which a runner officially crosses the line when they dive across the line.  

Allyson Felix's pelvis is actually ahead of Shaunae Miller's pelvis as Miller is about to dive across the finish line, yet Miller's time is recorded as being 7 one hundredth's faster than Felix's time, and AlexLOGIC finds that to be illogical.

Allyson Felix was robbed of a gold medal by a pedantic misunderstanding of what a torso actually is in real life on a real, living person, and she was robbed of a gold medal by allowing runners who dive to have the wrong part of their body used to determine when they have crossed the finish line.

If runners are allowed to use two different methods to cross the finish line, then it is logical to assume that there might need to be two different methods used to determine when each runner actually officially crosses the finish line.



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Friday, August 12, 2016

The Robot Revolution and the 15 Dollar Minimum Wage.

The harder people fight for a 15 dollar minimum wage, the faster their jobs will be taken over by robots. We've seen videos of robots that frankly remind me of the RoboCop movie. The movements are eerily fast, smooth, and scariest of all, very balanced.

The 15 dollar an hour fight is why progressives bug me and why I am a moderate instead. The formula for the minimum wage is one that uses the national hourly average, and cuts it in half. The national hourly average is around 24 dollars an hour, so the minimum wage should max out at 12 dollars, with variances in each state based on the acknowledged wage scale in the suburbs versus the big cities.

I would raise the minimum wage to 10 dollars an hour immediately for most places, then offer an incentive in which the wage is raised every so often by 50 cents. The idea of a newbie getting 15 bucks an hour is absolutely ridiculous and insane. 

The idea of a worker who started out at 10 bucks an hour and by staying at the same place raised their wage in 50 cent increments to 12 or 13 dollars an hour, makes a lot more sense.



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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Cincinnati Zoo Gorilla Protocol left out one important detail about the death of Harambe.

Opposing viewpoints in the Cincinnati Zoo Gorilla tragedy can cite evidence from the video that was shot to bolster their own position.

AlexLOGIC would like to suggest that an additional protocol be taken if this type of scenario ever happens again. MOVE THE ONLOOKERS back and away from the scene of the problem. I would allow anyone videotaping the incident to keep videotaping as long as they remain quiet.

If all the onlookers had been immediately moved away, the ensuing silence might have provided less agitation to Harambe, the 17 year old Gorilla who was put in the unenviable position that no matter what he did, people were yelling at him. 

Would silence have changed Harambe's demeanor? Of course we'll never know, but in the future the first step that should be taken is to lessen the impact the sounds of human screams may have in a zoo setting to any animal suddenly caught in an unusual situation.


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Monday, May 30, 2016

How the NBA, MLB, and NHL have screwed up their Television contract deals.

Today is memorial day, a day to remember that millions of american soldiers sacrificed their own comfort, and in many instances their lives, whether they wanted to or not. Many times we only focus on those who "gave" their lives, or "sacrificed" their health as a soldier. The presumption being that they wanted to either give or sacrifice their lives. I would suggest it does not matter whether a soldier wants to sacrifice, or not, if their lives were forever altered by being in a war time situation, it's an epic act.

There are probably veterans out there who cannot afford cable tv and are also big time sports fans. It seems cruel that people who actually put their life on the line in war, can't even sit in their own residence on Memorial day and enjoy the seventh game of the NBA Western Conference finals between Golden State and Oklahoma City, because it is only on cable. I just find this so offensive and I'm not a vet.

The irony of doing lip service at each and every professional game that is played by singing the national anthem. In baseball, there is even a seventh inning stretch God Bless America.  Yet Veterans can't even turn on a television and watch a ballgame after putting their lives on the line.

What is even more freakishly wrong about this situation is its just bad capitalism. No matter what deal professional sports works out with the television industry, veterans should be allowed to watch playoff games even if they can't afford to pay for cable.

As for the rest of the country, the free-TV'rs who miss out on 75% of all playoff games of the NBA, MLB and NHS  because they are only on cable tv, one would think the NBA, MLB, and NHL would provide some type of rider in their contract in which a network could put sports programming on their free tv channels if its obvious that the audience would explode.

These sports conglomerates enjoy many perks because they are free to run their sports empires without being under the  magnified eye of the federal government with the exceptions being scrutinized for safety, health and fraud issues. It seems that since our professional sports system enjoys many tax free perks, that the least they would do is offer more free tv options, most definitely for all veterans, and even for the american who cannot afford cable tv.

Which brings  us to the seventh game of the Golden State vs Oklahoma NBA western conference. Irrespective of how well the ratings are for TNT, the ratings would be five times higher if the game was simulcast on a major network. One would thing some creative contracting would reward TNT handsomely for "sharing" the game with a network, while still reaping rewards for the network, free tv fans, and our vets.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Police Perform Completely Unnecessary Execution by Firing Squad in San Francisco, they could learn a lesson from Charlie's Angels.

What's really wrong with this video of a man being executed by a large group of police officers? 


The police officers appear to have no fear that something bad could be happening behind them. All the officers are staring down one man who is against a wall because he may have previously attacked somebody with a knife, but the police people's backs are exposed and unprotected against any possible action that could occur behind them.

In essence, the more than half a dozen police officers have no fear about anything behind them, just what is in front of them, which means this should have more easily been de-escalated than death by firing squad.

Maybe the police can take a clue from Charlie's Angels.  

Even though there is a fiery explosion in the background, the Three Angels, unlike the over half a dozen donut fueled police officers, are facing in opposite directions to ensure there are no additional threats besides the OBVIOUS one in the background. That's how real security enforcement works, there is no lets all gather around a guy who is standing against a building and all fire on him at the same time.


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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Police can change how they answer calls to reduce deadly outcomes.

When I shot and directed video interviews I would remind the interviewee to repeat the question before answering, this technique helped prevent yes or no answers that would then force the editor to use the question being asked by the interviewer even when they did not want to hear the interviewer's voice.

I am beginning to think the repeat the question technique might reduce violent calls when police respond to a police dispatcher's call. When the police dispatcher sends out a call that there is a belligerent pregnant bi-polar woman wielding a 3 inch knife, usually the police closest to the incident will respond that they can take "the call".

But is it enough to simply acknowledge "the call"? What if the police officer was required to REPEAT the call verbatim from the dispatcher. The dispatcher calls out a report of a belligerent bi-polar pregnant woman wielding a 3 inch knife. I believe the officer taking the call should respond "Car 123 can respond to the report of a belligerent bi-polar woman wielding a 3 inch knife". The repeating of the dispatcher's call gives the police officer a chance to hear themselves state the situation and may give them a better sense on how to handle the call.

I believe the police officers or enforcement officers who took the following call may have handled the result in a more intelligent way, such as using either a stun gun or an 18 inch to 36 inch baton to separate the woman from her knife, if they had been required to repeat back to the dispatcher what they had heard from the dispatcher. 

Instead we have execution by gun from a very safe distance.  




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Monday, March 16, 2015

Why Isn't the US building a fresh water pipeline from the midwest to drought plagued areas in the U.S.?

Why isn't the U.S. building a fresh water pipeline from the over flooded, overwintered midwest and east coast to the more frequently drought stricken areas of the U.S.? I'm not talking free water, I'm talking creating a revenue stream for the midwest and east coast in which excess fresh water run off is diverted to other parts of the U.S. and the midwest and east coast is paid.

The fresh water pipeline could even help prevent flooding along the Mississippi River. The U.S has been so intent on ramping up oil production in the past few years while apparently not prioritizing how a fresh water pipeline could evenly distribute fresh water in the U.S.

A water pipeline could provide much needed jobs to veterans as well. Apparently California has one year left of water, wow. California provides the bulk of certain foods for the entire U.S., so why isn't a water pipeline even being talked about by our media that seems enthralled about going on and on about Hillary Clinton's emails.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Revisiting The Emperor's New Clothes.

First the crowd has been oogling and ahhing the emperors "new clothes," then a kid points out that the emperor is not wearing any clothes at all. Isn't the real ending to this story the one in which the kid is declared a witch by all in attendance, beaten, and burned to a crisp?

What world do you know where the adults appreciate being outed as fools by a child? 

One of my fears about my www.debtneutralitypetition.com and my idea for reducing the income disparity between the rich elite and the rest of the planet is that the ideas are so simple and somewhat obvious those who SHOULD have ALREADY suggested them won't because they either didn't think of the ideas or were too afraid to try to get the ideas approved by the public.

Who would really support my ideas after never offering similar solutions themselves over the last 10 years when these two ideas should have already been implemented. Well its a big planet, not everyone has to like the ideas for them to be implemented, or to work.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Sports Illustrated 2015 Cover Model Photo Hannah Davis Bikini Bottom Image, Hands are Nuanced in the Wrong Direction.

Sports Illustrated gets an epic fail for their lack of nuance. If SI feels the need to show practically all of Hannah Davis's groin area in their 2015 cover photo, at least have the class to make it look like the bikini bottom is being lifted up, not being pushed down. 
I'm not even going to post the image nor a link to the image since I can't stand it when people screw up the minute details and still expect to be rewarded with social media hysteria.


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Friday, December 26, 2014

Why shooting down Drones that go onto "your airspace" is probably a bad idea.

A Drone flys over your backyard and you decide to shoot it down since you correctly believe that the airspace above your yard is yours. How high ownership of airspace above your home is yours I don't know, but some of the airspace height above your yard is yours. Perhaps one could argue if you can see the drone, than its in your airspace.

But before you start shooting at the invading drone ask yourself this question, do you have the legal right to launch bullets from your backyard onto public streets and other people's yards; unless those locations are firing at you, no you do not have the legal right to launch bullets into other air space and eventually land space. Even if you hit a drone with a bullet, the odds are very good that the bullet will still travel at a high rate of speed onto somebody else's property.

The impression that an invading drone gives one the legal right to shoot it down if it invades our own space is only logical if and only if the method used to shoot the drone down DOES NOT leave our own property. 

The next time you envision yourself shooting down a drone that is on your airspace property, pretend the drone is not there and that you are actually shooting off your gun into the air. Then ask yourself if you are not the one that is actually invading other people's spaces who did you no harm, with your bullets 

Be patirent, you can probably look forward to the invention of a street safe drone killer, probably on someone's design table even as I finish this article.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Staten island pigs kill Eric Gardner w chokehold (not my title, its the youtube video title).

There is another disturbing aspect beyond the killing of Eric Gardner. The police had no right to obstruct the videographer's view, make the videographer move farther away, nor did they have the right to force the videographer to stop filming. In my opinion these are all examples of spoliation of evidence
Where are the attorneys out there? I am not an attorney but this to me is an obvious example of spoliation of evidence and the police personnel who forced the camera person to move and then stop filming should be tried.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Kulak's Woodshed in North Hollywood California 2014 IndieGoGo Fundraiser.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Mayor throws dog poop on neighbors lawn but media ignores mystery woman who appears to gesture for him to do so.

Every time I saw this video during a news broadcast, I kept noticing a mystery woman who seems to be gesturing and directing the mayor just prior to his throwing of the dog poop.

The media NEVER once mentioned anything about the mystery woman. Not only does she gesture to the mayor just before he throws the dog poop, she seems comfortable walking two steps ahead of the mayor, as if he were her pet.

So what's going on? Is the mayor protecting this woman? If yes, why isn't that part of the story? If the mayor was simply doing what this woman told him to do, maybe he's not such a bad guy if not doing it might have prevented a troubling encounter with this woman afterwards for not obeying him.

Doesn't anyone care why the woman appeared to gesture the mayor to throw the poop and then just keeping two steps ahead as is she were walking the mayor like a pet?

Did the media ever discuss who this mystery woman is and what her role is in the mayor's life? Isn't that part of the story?




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Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Color Purple Ace Hardware commercial, the ultimate Blue Collar Color Purple Commercial you may ever see.

What makes the Ace Hardware Color Purple commercial rise above the average commercial? 

AlexLOGIC believes that all of those shades of purple probably raised the color IQ of the majority of men out there in 30 seconds or less, and that's probably a good thing.

AlexLOGIC also likes the way the woman rolls her purple, "purrrrpllleee".  

Apparently there are 7 versions of this commercial. I would have liked a couple of medium shots of the group of purples, the left half, then the right half, maybe bumping into each other as the two people  have a discussion about which purple is Mr. Purfect Purple.

In retrospect, this commercial, as brilliantly purplelicious as it is, probably was limited by time because of the free paint offer at the very end. 

If True Value had hired me as a consultant I would have suggested they play up the purple characters just a bit more, (Possibly add a step for the second tier purple guys) add some fun high pitched music undertones in the background, and make a few variations.

How about quickly naming the various purple colors while we see that actual color and then having them walk off, maybe the woman even changes her mind. I am assuming there are other variations of this commercial in which the free paint offer was removed and the purple commercial was allowed to "breathe" more.

Either way, this commercial gets an A for originality, funness and repeat watchability, but possibly only a C for not straying far enough away from the original version when they created the alternate versions. Definitely needs a music/sound effects underscore.

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