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Not Breaking, but Interesting News

06 January 2015

 
 
I’m assuming you’ve seen this, but I’m sharing anyway. I’m unsure why the world is obsessed with this picture, but folks continue to ponder the who, what, where, when and why of how this image came to be. The world is a strange place.

 
Six Americans every day and still legal as fuck… Makes you wonder why exactly some local and federal authorities insist on keeping a drug like Marijuana illegal. Do you think it has anything to do with the pharmaceutical companies?

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Is this hypocritical or ironic? Whaddaya think? Personally, I can’t make up my mind. What I will say is this: I know what it feels like to be in a minority that is often the butt of jokes and the focus of hate crimes and I’d like to feel protected too. If both groups–minorities and cops–felt sufficiently safeguarded, would the unnecessary deaths cease? For the record, I respect all good cops, but every bad cop that goes un-reprimanded sullies all the good their counterparts have accomplished.

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DashImage Source: The Verge

 

This is how I know I live in Silicon Valley: I read IoT and instantly knew what the acronym stands for. I didn’t realize it was a new term because I’m soaking in a tub of tech 24/7 and the IoT dominates my life. Also, that Mercedes looks like an electric razor.

 
All right, when do I pack my bags? Who’s with me?

 
Somebody get Washington, D.C. on the phone. Wait, scratch that, get the entire Mid-Atlantic on the line. They’re going to want to hear this.

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