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  1. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Weather Report: Mysterious Traveler. Love this one
  2. Thanks, I'll have to check it out.
  3. America unleashed

    Exactly, and it's a mindset that seems to be rewarded with promotions and climbing the ladder. It just seems, in my opinion, that the police are relying too much on military tactics of person and crowd control in situations that don't need that kind of approach. Would it have really made the situation out-of-control if Chauvin would have stood up two minutes into the arrest? Derek Chauvin also has a military background (I'm not surprised)
  4. America unleashed

    This leads to something I've been wondering about a lot. Whether the abundance of ex-military on police forces is a major issue. I have a lot of relatives with military training, and the thing about that training is that it is designed to get a person to be able to kill someone -- and that is hard to do. There have been studies to suggest that police officers with this background are more inclined to use force, or shot someone in the course of their duties. ( A article about this ) There's a number of things that can be done to properly train police in deescalating situations, and that definitely is one area that needs improvement.
  5. America unleashed

    Camden, NJ police seems to be what's on everyone's mind. They reorganized their police department and things seem to have improved. Here's a link to an article about it.
  6. Now reading...

    The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone.
  7. What Are You Watching

    The Barbara Stanwyck Show. Nice half-hour dramas, nothing earth shaking, but it's always enjoyable to watch Stanwyck in anything.
  8. Joe Jackson: Two Rainy Nights - Live in Seattle & Portland
  9. More proof of how clueless Rumsfeld is. Why give this to Jordon who did jack for the victims of 9/11? This worship of Jordon is going to sickening levels. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Before his final home game as an NBA player, Michael Jordan received a flag from Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld at center court. It was the only bit of ceremony preceding Jordan's final home appearance Monday with the Washington Wizards, for whom he has played two seasons in his second comeback. A bigger tribute was planned to follow the game, with the details kept secret. Rumsfeld, who received a loud ovation, presented Jordan with a flag that flew over the Pentagon on the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Jordan cradled the flag in his right hand with head bowed during the national anthem before tipoff of the game against the New York Knicks. Jordan's introduction during the starting lineups was a letdown, with the cheers not much greater than the ones for Rumsfeld. The MCI Center crowd gave Jordan a standing ovation that lasted a mere 25 seconds, some 3½ minutes shorter than the one he received in his final game at Chicago earlier this season. Then again, Jordan himself tried not to make a big deal out of the game, with his greater focus on what he says will be his final NBA game ever -- Wednesday's season finale at Philadelphia. "It's just another night really,'' Jordan said after the morning shootaround. "I know that this is my last home game in Washington, D.C., and that is something I definitely will treasure, but I woke up this morning and I thought that there was this certain feeling that I should be feeling -- and I had breakfast, coffee, did my normal stuff -- and nothing seems out of the ordinary.''
  10. Red Dust. Clark Gable & Jean Harlow make a incendiary couple, definitely a Pre-Code movie.
  11. I agree, I find Curtiz's films always fascinating to watch. Think the problem might be that Curtiz's filmography is so vast and varied, it's hard to get a handle on.
  12. MLB Season 2020

    It's not just this ridiculous back-and-forth that's killing baseball, it's that its players have become invisible and inconsequential in today's world. Not getting into the politics of it, but it's NFL and NBA players who are out in front, making a positive contributions in the present situation. MLB? No where to be found. Now, there are those who feel that is a plus (James Dolan anyone?), but for this younger generation, I'm afraid MLB is lost to them.
  13. America unleashed

    Yeah, this was a depressing story from the start. Police want trust, and I'm a big police supporter, but how in the world can trust be built when officers in this situation do not turn on body cameras? It seems way too often when bad stuff happens, the body camera is off.
  14. MLB Season 2020

    Baseball looks like their number one mission is to become completely irrelevant as a sport, and they're doing a great job at it, no wonder the NBA has blown past MLB in popularity.
  15. The Kennel Murder Case. William Powell & Mary Astor, directed by Michael Curtiz -- what's not to like?
  16. Singing In The Rain. I admit that I have been deep diving into pure escapism in my movies the past couple of weeks.
  17. 42nd Street. The mother musical of uncounted others.
  18. Hollywood Hotel. Musicals from the 1930s seem to have a unique feel to them, a "rough-and-ready" atmosphere, that the more polished ones from the 50s lack. I always found the opening sequence to Hollywood Hotel very weird and bizarre.
  19. Varsity Show. Some fluffy, fluff, fluff is always worthwhile.
  20. MLB Season 2020

    Sometimes I just wonder how MLB makes any money, it's the higher paid players that are the ones people want to see, not the utility players of the world. Great way to go into negotiations for a new CBA, piss off the money players.