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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