Thursday, April 19, 2018

One of my favorite AlexLOGIC articles. Celebrity Apprentice Cast to Star in New Star Trek Series.


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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Heroism Vs Humanity.

I just watched Good Morning America's segment regarding the tragic loss of one life on board the Southwest Airlines 1380 flight out of New York. The flight was headed towards Dallas but made an emergency landing in Philadelphia because an engine literally blew up while in the air.

As I watched the Good Morning America segment I was suddenly struck by the Heroism vs Humanity struggle our planet seems to be stuck in. The first person interviewed seemed to smile a lot while recounting the heroism that took place on the plane immediately after the Engine blew apart which was then followed by one of the windows breaking apart. 

My mind immediately went to Donald Trump's comment about John McCain being a P.O.W., I don't recall the exact comment but it was something about "I like soldiers who aren't captured". As boorish as that comment may sound, I think the point Trump was making was that everyone was honoring John McCain, Presidential Candidate at that time, for being a prisoner of war survivor. In this instance, the interviewed person was talking about the heroism involved in the actions taken immediately after the two explosions on Flight 1380. Except that the victim died. So, it's still a heroic act, but with a sad ending. 

I don't blame the interviewee for smiling, maybe that is how they are coping with the sadness over the loss of life. Maybe they were just nervous. They didn't ask to be put in that situation in the first place so there is no point in making a big deal out it. But the Good Morning America segment did remind me of the often ignored battle between Heroism vs Humanity, and that Trump is probably one of the biggest supporters when it comes to Heroism over Humanity, or Heroism as a means to thwart those who are against Humanity. 

I feel like everywhere I turn we are being dealt the Heroism card and that the only time we see humanity is if it is glorify Heroism. I thought Humanity trumped Heroism, not the other way around.

I can personally recount a small sample size of the same people who normally probably do heroic things on a daily basis in the E.R., discarding my 91 year old mother without treating her wheezing, a temporary condition brought on by a cold she had that had gotten worse.  

By the time I had pleaded and begged for anywhere from 1/2 hour to an hour in the E.R. for someone to examine my mother's wheezing while she was still in her E.R. bed, not one nurse would go up to my mother to acknowledge her wheezing. Not one chest x-ray was done.

After my quixotic nightmare in which nothing I said mattered to the nurses who had gathered in the ER room because of a Code Gray being called after I had videotaped the non treatment of my mother. A security guard ripped the small camera from my hand and erased my video, "because it was a H.I.P.P.A. violation". We were then forcibly removed from the ER by a Security Guard who ironically was a former veteran.

My mother died in my arms three days later, at home, when she should have been in a hospital being treated for her wheezing, and I am inconsolable. Would you have refused to treat this beautiful, inspiring 91 year old women if she had been wheezing (which was not a normal condition) and was in your E.R.?


Apparently some have forgotten that the biggest part of Heroism is their Humanity, not the other way around, and attorneys seem to have forgotten how to fight for those who truly live a life of integrity and are entitled to their MediCare Benefits no matter how old they. My mother did not deserve to die simply because no one in the E.R. cared to help. 


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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Los Angeles Emmy Winning old school guy views Video Podcasting Revenue Method as Archaic.

I am an old school guy who believes youtube videos changed the podcast video narrative agenda in a bad way. As a Los Angeles Emmy winning editor with over 25 IMDB credits, a Tongal top 25 lifetime Ideationist, and a former Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Internship Scholarship Winner in the commercials category, I believe in editing.

The concept of elongated youtube videos and Video Podcasts is not my preference unless I am showcasing stock footage. It appears as if the genre of Video Podcasts has gravitated to a slower moving, less edited motif that has resulted in Video Podcasts not charging to be viewed. Instead Podcasts try and get "sponsors" or podders to purchase an ongoing monthly subscription.

Having a sponsor can mean the Video Podcast product in some way is either unconsciously re-sculpted to meet the Sponsor's criteria, or the entire concept of complete independence could become compromised as the sponsor reviews analytics. "Your show is popular but we are not getting the follow through for our product that we require" is probably a meme that talented video podcasters have already heard.

But there is an even bigger Video Podcasting issue to address. As an editor, I have no desire to subject my prospective viewers to a 10 minute or longer  Video Podcast  that relies on my performance ability to hold court with Viewers. My goal would be to make a wonderfully short video, a glimpse into a moment, perhaps a moment no one else can recreate while giving the viewer more of the rest of their day to  possibly watch other Podcasts.

What is it Jerry Seinfeld's TV show used to remind us, it's the walk off, and the show is right. Walk off after 3 minutes making the audience want more than overstay one's welcome in the Quixotic quest that a longer Video Podcast is somehow more bankable. If I had my druthers I would rather have people remember and enjoy a 2 minute podcast video then have them wanting a 10 minute video to be over already after they had thoroughly enjoyed the first three minutes.

I blame Youtube and unedited videos for the present day Video Podcasting paradigm. I would rather my prospective viewers watch one or two of my short videos every morning while they drink their coffee versus having an expectation the same viewer has a 10 minute or longer window of time to watch my Podcast video as if the rest of their world has stopped. God bless those who are in the top 99.9% of the  Video Podcast community who can make podders stop to watch their entire video, I don't believe I will ever be one of them when it comes to long form Podcast videos.

I had presumed that if I make Podcast Video snippets anywhere from one minute to 3 minutes in length that I could possibly charge 10 cents per Video Podcast. If the viewer really hated the short Podcast, they would be out 10 cents. If they loved the short Video Podcast and I have a 100 of them posted, they can choose whether to binge watch my short Podcasts or enjoy them over a few months time. Either way the cost is negligible versus the opportunity to enjoy a glimpse into someone else's story telling.

AlexLOGIC envisions Happy Video Podcast viewers appreciative that for 20 cents worth of Video Podcasts they could enjoy their 6 dollar StarBucks super drink and even have time left over to watch another Podcasters sponsored or subscription video as well. Is not viewing 2 Video Podcasts plus a sponsored Podcast by a different Podcaster, while drinking one's favorite drink worth 20 cents?

Apparently in Video Podcast land the answer is, "We don't charge a penny for our Podcast, instead we try to get sponsors, advertisers, or monthly subscriptions". If AlexLOGIC has a relatively low production value content that relies on the actual content over form, does AlexLOGIC still have to have a sponsor intercede? 

Another Podcasting revenue option AlexLOGIC has researched are monthly subscriptions. On the surface monthly Video Podcast subscriptions are an intriguing option, but it may require the Video Podcaster produce entertaining content presented at a mind numbingly slow speed. Suddenly longer is better when it comes to monthly Video Podcast subscriptions. Lets say I wait until I have 20 short podcasts before I go public. Lets say someone thinks that's worth a monthly subscription. What if I can't come up with another 20 for the second month? The customer is going to think I fleeced them.

If I were to produce 100, 30 second to 2 minute video Podcasts, my goal would then be to produce perhaps 4 or 5 per month thereafter. Lets say a one month video podcast subscriber pays lets 5 bucks and exhausts my entire 100 Video Podcast content in one month, won't they then feel ripped off I don't continue to come up with another new 100 short Video Podcasts every month.

AlexLOGIC (aka Alessandro Machi) believes that starting with a lot of short Video Podcast content, then building that content slow and steady every month can only work if the Podcast viewer is paying a very modest sum per Podcast so they can opt out and opt back in with little hassle. Or, maybe a yearly subscription is the answer? Instead of 5 bucks per month maybe one charges 20 dollars for a year subscription but there is a limit on the number of podcast that can be viewed per month?

Present day Video podcasting success stories seem to revolve around finding a sponsor or garnering monthly subscriptions, but this seems to encourage longer form Video Podcast content. AlexLOGIC believes it is up to  creative and considerate Video Podcasters to edit their content for maximum impact into a minimal time frame, while charging a "juke box fee" or "pay as you go" for each short Video Podcast. The Video Podcast viewer is paying for the most efficient use of their time. Viewing 3 entertaining short podcasts at 10 cents each might be a better value than watching a 10 minute podcast that has its moments and is free.

I don't want viewers binge watching my Podcast content because I won't be able to produce a large amount of Podcast content month after month. I would rather my prospective Podcast viewers enjoy coming back every day or two, or maybe once a week and spend quality time versus quantity time enjoying content. 

Sponsored Video Podcast content that requires a viewer watch a 10 minute Podcast or longer can cost the viewer much more of their day then paying 10 cents per Video Podcast to watch a memorable 2 or 3 minute Video Podcast. AlexLOGIC asks, "why can't I want what I want, and then get what I want", when it comes to video Podcasting? 

Are there options out there where AlexLOGIC can literally create a low cost Video Podcast Jukebox where prospective viewers can decide if spending 10 or 20 cents for a couple of short Video Podcasts while they enjoy their 6 dollar Starbucks, or take a break from work, is even a possibility?

I presume the low cost per short Video Podcast view does not fit into any billing paradigm that is presently offered. So why doesn't someone create a Video Podcasting micro billing app, isn't it time?

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Swap all Black Colored Guns and Black Cell Phones with White ones and Minority Killings at the hands of Police Officers would probably Decrease.

Sometimes crazy ideas can net positive results. One aspect of Police officer shootings involving darker skin races is the fact that most guns are similar in color to the skin color of the victim.

If I have a darker skin tone and the appearance of carrying something in my hand, an adrenalized, jumpy police officer is likely to assume I have a weapon in my hands.

So lets just say it, Darker skin color creates more fear in a police officer both during the day and most definitely at night because because most hand held devices, be they guns or cell phones, tend to be black and therefore are more difficult to ascertain what such a person "might" have in their hands, even if they have nothing in their hands.

If we outlawed all black guns and only allowed the legal use of white guns, Police Officers would have a much better contrast, both day and certainly at night, when interacting with a suspect with darker skin tones.

Rather than talk about Gun Control or accusations of the government wanting to take every one's guns, the U.S. Government should offer a FREE gun swap, you give up your black gun, and you get an exact replica, in white, perhaps  even a glow in the dark gun.

A free, "black gun exchanged for a white gun" program would keep gun Manufacturers busy for quite a while. A gun exchange program is far superior to increasing the total number of guns in the world by many millions more every year because guns never really go obsolete. Even a gun that has rusted or is out of alignment can be repaired. Guns are like cockroaches except they never truly die unless they are actually crushed, which is much harder to do with a gun versus crushing a cockroach.

If I were protesting officer involved shootings of innocent, darker skinned people, I would be demanding "White Guns Only" because if our society only allowed white guns to be legal, Police Officers would have an extra moment to decide if a suspect actually has a gun or not.

I would also mandate that all hand held social media devices not be black.

Because the exchange of a black gun for a white gun would have no cost attached, a gun owner's alleged constitutional right to own a gun is not being jeopardized.

Transitioning to a white gun only society could take several years, but once completed laws would be in the books that if one is caught with a black gun of any kind, they immediately are fined 5,000 dollars, and the gun is confiscated and a white gun is then given to the lawbreaker. Thus proving that the government is not after a person's guns, just after the black guns that make it harder for police officers to discern who is carrying a gun and who is not, especially at night.

For those who think this idea is wacky, just why are most guns black to begin with? Perhaps nobody gave it much thought, possibly a black gun is easier to conceal than a white gun, or maybe making a white gun is more expensive.
I would bet that if all guns were white, or glow in the dark, accidental gun deaths of innocents by police would be dramatically reduced.



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Sunday, March 18, 2018

My Wonderful, Energetic, Strong, Adventurous 91 year old Mother was denied the Proper Service at an E.R., three days later she was gone. Please Share our Story.

Click here to learn how the E.R. spurned my mother's need for Medical Care and Forcibly Remove my mother from the E.R. Now she is Gone.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

2018 DACA Solution to help end the U.S. Budget Stalemate.

AlexLOGIC would like to offer a compromise solution regarding the 2018 DACA Impasse that could cause a government shutdown in the next day or two.

Compromise means both Republicans and Democrats give something up and neither side is completely happy with the solution. It's important to remember that the number of people who cut in line to become an American have possibly reduced or delayed the opportunities for others to come to America, legally. So based on that truth, here are AlexLOGIC's suggestions. 

  1. In exchange for allowing DACA designees to remain in the U.S., DACA designees would not be allowed to vote in a Congressional or Presidential Election until they reach a certain age or a certain span of time has elapsed. The age or span of elapsed time would be open to discussion between Democrats and Republicans.
  2. DACA designees would have to earn a certain amount of income or show a certain time span of employment, again to be determined by Democrats and Republicans, before being eligible for government programs and benefits outside of the education realm. The employment time span does not have to mean always working, but clearly show that each year in the U.S. they were employed for several months, were married, or a certified student.
  3. DACA designees would have to have a Sponsor family from the country they fled from who would take them in should they violate certain American Laws such as being involved in identity theft, drug dealing or felony drug usage, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, or being prone to violence.
  4. DACA designees would always have the right to an attorney or be provided an attorney before any attempt at a deportation could be implemented.
  5. In exchange for allowing DACA designees to remain in the U.S., Special Drivers licenses would be issued that have the word DACA on them. While some may see this as discriminatory, the likelihood is that DACA designees would be treated sympathetically by many in the U.S. when they show their driver's licenses since it means they have had to follow a straight and narrow path to remain in the U.S. A DACA driver's license could actually become a license of honor and mean the person is a solid employment choice.
The above conditions are not forms of discriminations, rather they are reminders of how fortunate DACA's are for being allowed to stay in the U.S. when the original familial entry that led to their coming to America was illegal.

What do the Democrats gain in the above solution, no inclusion of the border wall in the DACA discussions, DACA's get to stay in the U.S.

What do the Republicans gain the above solution, they can state they supported DACA, there will be a cooling off period of time before DACA recipient's can vote in an election thus ensuring a more balanced DACA vote between Republican and Democrat candidates, and less budgetary resources going to DACA recipients until they have financially contributed to the U.S. economy. 

The DACA solution as described above can summed up as a compromise solution in which both Republicans and Democrats get a lot of what they wanted and the wall is neither thwarted nor connected to the DACA solution.

What about the parents of DACA? All AlexLOGIC can say is one step at at a time. Lets solve the issue of the DACA's themselves, first.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Fighting the High Velocity California Wind Fires with Water Misting.

Apparently Dec. 07, 2017 early Thursday morning the Fire Index is going to have the highest number ever recorded. The Fire Index uses a combination of Wind and other factors to calculate the danger level for fires to thrive. A High Fire Index apparently means the danger for the Southern  California Wild Fires to continue and expand is off the charts.

So taking a step back, we have a situation never encountered before, therefore AlexLOGIC would like to suggest a suggestion probably never tried before, fighting the High Fire Index with misted water for the following reasons. 

High winds are probably the most lethal aspect to fighting a fire, think of it as a fire overdosing on oxygen. Since this overnight there will be a combination of high winds and relatively low temperatures of anywhere from the mid 40's to the mid 50's, what if the firefighters could create a water misting firefighting effect that literally weighs down the winds, cools the temperature and increases the moisture content of the cooler, moisture infiltrated winds so the winds slow down their race towards the wildfires?

Is it possible that a very fine water mist could prove the most lethal method of containing and possibly controlling the wildfires?

Is it possible that being able to spray fine misting water high into the sky could be the best way to fight these wind driven fires?

What if the water dropping helicopters simply dropped a perpetual mist and let the wind take it?

AlexLOGIC says its worth the try. Remember, the present combination of extremely high winds and the rash of wildy expanding wildfires has never been this extreme before, so trying something never tried before logically configured might be worth a try, yes?

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The True Meaning of the Second Amendment, there is something in there for Everybody.

One of the ironies of the second amendment is the attempt from both sides in the gun control battle to only see one meaning. 

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed".


So why do both sides of the gun control issue only see their side when a blending of both sides is the obvious remedy? The first portion of the second amendment means a local, state or federal militia that has followed the law, aka well regulated, can carry weapons.

However, the right of the people to keep and bear arms is a separate but equal issue. My interpretation is any property owner can own weapons and these weapons are meant to protect their own property and home.

The second amendment issue that keeps getting blurred and obfuscated is the DIFFERENCE between owning weapons that one keeps on their own property versus weapons that that same gun owner transports off of their own property.

The type of weapons that are permitted to be carried off of one's property are not identical to those that are permitted on one's property, there is a difference, and that is where ALL gun control discussion should be focused upon.

One solution could be to have guns that are Travel approved, and guns that are not Travel Approved. This takes the discussion away from "the government is trying to take my gun away" to, "Which guns can I travel with, and which guns can't I travel with".

If every gun that was not travel worthy had a GPS indicator in it that activated if the gun was moved off of one's property, Law enforcement could instantly be notified. The GPS indicator could not turn off the gun, but it would provide the location of where the non legal travel gun was at all times. If the GPS was messed with, that could mean a stiff fine and even a court date.

Everybody gets what they want. Instant notification when a non approved gun has traveled off of one's property, and the gun owner still gets to own guns for the purpose of protecting their own property, both of the Travel and the Non Travel variety.

As for rapid fire assault weapons, that discussion could follow once a travel / non travel designation has been established for all guns. I personally cannot see it as ethical to legally allow a travel permit for a rapid fire assault weapon off of one's property. I am not even convinced they should be allowed on one's property, but if I had to compromise, then allowing some type of rapid fire gun on one's property, properly registered, would be ok as long as the gun had a GPS that would alert officials if the gun was moved off of the homeowners property.

Although having to wage a conflict against a rapid fire weapon is not even fair for our police officers. The bottom line is, the NRA keeps trying to paint the other side as wanting to "take your gun" when the reality is the other side doesn't want gun owners taking their guns everywhere they go, especially in crowded, public areas.



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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Solving the NFL Kneeling "Controversy".

There is a possible solution to the NFL and its players kneeling during the National Anthem. The NFL players should start inviting BOTH a Police officer who has acted heroically in the line of duty, AND a victim of Police Brutality, or their surviving family, to both be part of the National Anthem.

The Police Officer would stand with one Football team while the Victim of Police Brutality, or one of their surviving family members, would kneel with one member of the other team. This would move the discussion of treatment of minorities by Police to the next level. It would show that many Police Officers are not bad, and it would remind the world that some get treated unfairly by the Police as well.

Simply kneeling game after game after game will not actually move the discussion forward but simply make the act of kneeling more important than creating social progress regarding why the kneeling is going on.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Defusing the North Korea situation by granting North Korea MNNA, Major Non Nato Ally Status.

Wikipedia identifies MNNA. One way to resolve the North Korean situation is to give North Korea MNNA status in exchange for the dismantling of North Korea's Nuclear Weapons program.

Why reward a country like North Korea for basically putting their nuclear weapons program above all else? Perhaps because rewarding North Korea for their Nuclear Weapon's program may be the best way to remove North Korea's nuclear weapons.

North Korea has spent decades teaching their people that the rest of the world is basically like their country, and that the United States is the devil that wants to harm North Korea. So if the United States harms North Korea, or their leader Kim Jong Un, then that could make North Korea's depiction of the United States a self fulfilling prophecy.

Removing Kim Jong Un from power, while possibly allowing many North Korean's to breathe a sigh of relief, could allow for the rise of splinter, rogue groups of Kim Jong Un supporters who may continue to detest America and attempt to do America harm.

AlexLOGIC, in this one instance, believes it is best to reward North Korea's behavior if it leads to the dismantling of their Nuclear Weapon's program.


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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Why are millions who stare at their social media devices suddenly planning to stare at the sun during the Eclipse and go blind?

AlexLOGIC just doesn't get it. 

Whenever AlexLOGIC is out and about he sees the MAJORITY of people staring at their social media devices. So why on earth would these same social media device starers want to take a moment to STARE AT THE SUN during a solar eclipse and risk losing their eyesight?

AlexLOGIC would like to suggest that the millions upon millions of people planning to stare at the sun through sunglasses they have not tested simply find the solar eclipse being streamed live and just watch it on their social media device, assuming that their social media devices while wearing sunglasses won't burn out their eyeballs.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

How World War III really started, and ended rather quickly.

Scene one:  A Drone takes off at noon from a remote desert location. The solar powered Drone with battery back-up flies into the sky like a lone eagle in flight. As the Drone flies higher the suns rays lock in and the thinner atmosphere is compensated for by stronger and stronger suns rays. As the Drone continues to parachute upward, its GPS tracking finds its intended target, a satellite. The Drone's job is rather simple, get in front of the satellite and let the Satellite hit it, at which point a light weight explosive is set off, disabling the satellite and setting it off course and tumbling back to earth.

Suddenly dozens more drones appear in the stars, each one heading for a satellite. In less than a days time, 3/4's of the orbiting satellites have been hit. Suspicion arouses when one particular country's satellites are all still working fine. Just the final coup de grace in the perfect plot to set the world on fire. Desperate nations decide to "level the sky" by attacking the one country that still has all of its satellites working.

Meanwhile, The president of the United State cackles on top of the newly christened Gerald Ford Navy Ship that he will make the U.S. military great again.

A network of drones gathers high in the sky all over the world setting up a Drone Solar Powered Satellite Network. Desperate countries agree to pay a huge ransom for Drone Solar Powered Satellite Network access so that their economies can keep running. The Drone Solar Powered Satellite network quickly absorbs all of the software secrets and intel from each country while also collecting a nice ransom for access to their satellite system.

Meanwhile The President of the United States breaks a champagne bottle on the just completed two trillion dollar wall.

The Self Learning Solar Powered Sattelite Drones are on their own mission. Not only have they made their creators rich beyond their wildest dreams, they now begin to program the world's newly created cadre's of robots that can stand and walk and run, and that can pulverize any mere mortal with their powerful grip.

Meanwhile The President of the United States is tweeting about being wiretapped before he was president, possibly being wiretapped because he refused to divulge his own income tax returns and possibly because he could have funded his entire presidential election with income tax evasion money.

End of Scene 1.





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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.

(Oct. 19, 2017 update). Please check out new article about the NFL Kneeling Controversy.

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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