Elizabeth Warren Defends Israeli Shelling of Gaza Schools, Hospitals

Elizabeth Warren Defends Israeli Shelling of Gaza Schools, Hospitals – http://huff.to/1tIcETy

Not surprising that Sanders and Warren would support Israel’s right to attack rocket positions that are firing on them.

A true liberal probably does not like Israel but a true liberal also accepts nuance and understands that inflexibly supporting or opposing any given group regardless of what they do or why is illiberal and has a cost to credibility.  There is nothing liberal about rigid, dogmatic thinking.

“Liberal” does not mean “left” although there is some correlation. 

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Police Allegedly Use Stun Gun On Black Father Waiting For His Kids

Police Allegedly Use Stun Gun On Black Father Waiting For His Kids – http://huff.to/1tTsmdI

That the cover story is demonstrably false, given that he was approached outside, is extra disturbing. 

The officers involved should be charged and those responsible for the false story should be fired if they had actual knowledge of the true situation.

Access exchanges are often by agreement at a specific public location by agreement or court order.

The bank should be firing the employees involved.

Paul Ryan Tries To Boost Slow Book Sales By Guest-Hosting Sean Hannity’s Radio Show

Paul Ryan Tries To Boost Slow Book Sales By Guest-Hosting Sean Hannity’s Radio Show – http://huff.to/1tKkcFi

The downside of appealing to a demographic that can’t read.

NIGHTMARE AT THE BOX OFFICE

NIGHTMARE AT THE BOX OFFICE – http://huff.to/1tVgLdT

It’s the peril of formula.  They don’t want risk so the studios rigidly follow what worked in the recent past.  That makes the formulas go stale and increasing numbers of people don’t want to go see essentially the same plot over and over again.

So they reduce risk at the cost of fighting over a shrinking pie as bored customers go elsewhere for entertainment.  They also make each other stale since they are all doing the same thing.

Superhero movies, remakes of classics, used as a condiment for variety they might be viable for years, particularly if they start varying the plotlines.   If they try and get all the golden eggs at once though by doing nothing else, they’re going to cook their own goose.

WATCH: Live Stream Captures SWAT Team Charging Into Gamer’s Office

WATCH: Live Stream Captures SWAT Team Charging Into Gamer’s Office – http://huff.to/1tPSLZL

The potential for jurisdictional issues in such cases is unpleasant.  It sounds like another local so in this case they can address it.  But you can have online games involving people from nine countries on four continents.

Radical Policing Approach For Drug Users Could Be A Gamechanger

Radical Policing Approach For Drug Users Could Be A Gamechanger – http://huff.to/1tGyo29

Makes sense.  Create hope first so there is leverage, a motivation to change.

Leading Anti-Marijuana Academics Are Paid By Painkiller Drug Companies

Leading Anti-Marijuana Academics Are Paid By Painkiller Drug Companies – http://huff.to/1tGMBMn

No surprise there.

The restrictions on ephedrine, a natural product that is the best decongestant, was probably driven by similar forces.

I’ve suspected the war on aspartame is similarly driven, because it metabolizes into a natural neurotransmitter that can be prescribed to treat depression.  Low cost natural anti-depressant effect.  Coke and Pepsi though aren’t easily pushed around.

There is a hidden war on science, to use spin disguised as science to further corporate or political agendas is to threaten the credibility of science generally. 

I doubt the overenthusiastic claims of marijuana as wonder drug.  It has pain relieving qualities no doubt but advocates should avoid the same error and corresponding credibility loss.

It’s also a deflection of the debate from the central issue, that the government has no business micromanaging minor unhealthy choices of individuals.  Lots of things that are worse than marijuana are legal.