Saturday, June 25, 2016

Lol Cameron

Who's...

Who is that...HO-HO...Dave?

Boris! You've got one of them too, huh Dave?! YOUR next Conservative Party candidate for Prime Minister, Boris TRUMP-SON! 

Ho-Ho-Ho-Ho-Ho.

GEORGE WILL W-EXITS GOP OVER TRUMP

The most wonderful conservative Republican writer and thinker...I am flabbergasted...I'm at a loss. I feel soo bad for him. A lifelong Republican...He switched to "unaffiliated"...When I first voted for a Republican for president, the only time, for *ouch* Dubya in 2004, it felt terrible, like a betrayal, I felt so bad. George Will, the most wonderful and principled conservative writer and thinker-no longer a Republican...God keep George Will. 

Lol Cameron

“I do not understand why the British government needs until October to decide whether to send the divorce letter to Brussels,” Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, told German television.

“I would like it immediately,” he said. “It is not an amicable divorce, but it was also not an intimate love affair.”

Dave...I don't think she ever LOVED you! Ho-Ho-Ho-Ho. 

Oh my God, this is the most schadenfreude I have experienced since...Like yesterday! This month, this year-over TRUMP! Ho-Ho-Ho-Ho-Ho...No, no, the Joy of Trump would be masochism...Since "The Fall of the Golden State Warriors." That is schadenfreude and that was just in the last week. Good year for the Joy of Pain.

Lol Cameron

In my breast I am such an Anglophile but I really applaud the EU for hoisting the English on their own petards...Oh my God, the possibilities here are endless. MEXICO! Pull out of NAFTA! BUILD THE WALL YOURSELVES!

BUILD THE WALL!
BUILD THE WALL!

Keep those American rapists out of Mexico! 

Bar Trump! 

Break diplomatic relations with the U.S. if he's elected! 

BOYCOTT THE U.S.! Refuse to grant visas for travel TO AND FROM! 

NATIONALIZE U.S. COMPANIES OPERATING IN MEXICO!

Lol Cameron

Look at THIS!
2.1 million Brits signed a petition for another E.U. referendum. They shouldn’t hold their breath.-Washington Post

NOOO!!!! No Revote! No Revote! The British Have Spoken! The British Have Spoken! 
HONOR THE PEOPLE'S WILL! 
KICK THEM OUT! KICK THEM OUT!

'No need to write, David,' impatient EU tells Cameron-Reuters

"No need to write, David"! And that's from Reuters. Ho-Ho-Ho-Ho-Ho

(Reuters) - Britain need not send a formal letter to the European Union to trigger a two-year countdown to its exit from the bloc, EU officials said, implying British Prime Minister David Cameron could start the process when he speaks at a summit on Tuesday.

They're WAIVING the formal written withdrawal! OMG, this is hilarious!

'Triggering'...could be either a letter to the president of the European Council or an official statement at a meeting of the European Council duly noted in the official records of the meeting," a spokesman for the council of EU leaders said.

A second EU official, asked about mounting frustration among leaders with the British prime minister's delay in delivering the formal notification required to launch divorce proceedings, said: "It doesn't have to be written. He can just say it."

How about a text? Cameron, send them an IM. Phone call? Skype if absolutely necessary? ROFLMAO. 

Now, in Islam, a husband can "divorce" his wife by saying, publicly, I think, "I divorce you!" "I divorce you!" I divorce you!" Three times...you know, the Holy Trinity.

Dave...Oh God I am laughing so hard I can't type...David, I think they're being coquettish, I think they really want you...They just don't want to say!


...there have been calls in Britain for the result to be reviewed or for parliament to ignore the referendum.


That's what that guy the other day said, it was all a bit of a "sham," it wasn't passed by Parliament or anything, just a little "experiment"...Experiment! That is exactly what this is! This is the all-time, like all-time-all-time...Say it with me Els and Gees!..."Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump!"

Lol Cameron. Dude, you have bird pumped.

Lol Cameron

So some guy named "Boris" is going to be your replacement as Tory head? "Boris," lol. Maybe "Boris" could explore with "Vladimir" adding England to the Russian league. Lol. "Boris."

Lol Cameron

I don't know if the Big XII would even take you. Do you even know where West Virginia is? Say "Let's Gooo Mountaineers" in English. Call them anyway. I know they're looking to expand, I don't know how desperate they are.

Lol Cameron

What is this "vote" shit anyway, Cameron? You don't let people "vote" on this shit. "Never talk to the people" is the first rule of democracies. What, in kingdoms, you let them "vote?" See, that was your first mistake. Your last, too!

Cannot believe this guy. 

Big XII Announces Additions of England and Wales



The English got their tit in a ringer, man.

England voted to E-xit but the Scots, who are the other half of Great Britain, voted to S-tay. Whales spouted off and voted with the English to W-eave and Northern Ireland, and with them you got the whole United Kingdom, voted Remain.

The EU wants the UK to exit NOW and don't let the door hit you in your arse. Scotland, who just two years ago voted to Stay as part of GB and UK, now wants to S-exit GB and UK for EU. Northern Ireland wants to I-xit the UK too for the EU.

David Cameron, both votes, the Scottish independence vote and the EU vote, were your ideas. They were not good ideas. They SUCKED as ideas. You lost your job and you may be the last Prime Minister of Great Britain and the United Kingdom as they were, which was also a Big part of the EU as it was. "There will always be an England"...and she may Alone as she has not been since 1706. YOU FUCKED UP, MAN.

heh-heh-heh-heh

"The greatest magazine that ever was" :)

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Friday, June 24, 2016

The Fall of the Golden State Warriors

ELEMENTS

FOR THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS, BRAIN ZAPPING COULD PROVIDE AN EDGE

By Alex Hutchinson

,JUNE 15, 2016

Do gadgets like the brain-zapping headphones developed by Halo Neuroscience—and worn by James McAdoo and other players on the Golden State Warriors—really work?

Back in March, James Michael McAdoo, the power forward for the Golden State Warriors, tweeted out a photo of himself in the training room, sporting a pair of slick over-the-ear headphones. Though you couldn’t tell from the picture, these particular headphones incorporated a miniature fakir’s bed of soft plastic spikes above each ear, pressing gently into the skull and delivering pulses of electric current to the brain. Made by a Silicon Valley startup called Halo Neuroscience, the headphones promise to “accelerate gains in strength, explosiveness, and dexterity” through a proprietary technique called neuropriming. “Thanks to @HaloNeuro for letting me and my teammates try these out!” McAdoo tweeted. “Looking forward to seeing the results!”

On Thursday night, McAdoo and his teammates will seek the eighty-ninth and final win of their record-breaking season, as they defend their National Basketball Association title in Game 6 of the final series against LeBron James’s Cleveland Cavaliers. The headphones’ apparent results, in other words, have been impressive. Although a Halo spokesperson declined my request for comment, a Warriors trainer confirmed that an unspecified number of players have been trying the device. This fits in with the team’s techno-utopian narrative. Since the bumbling Warriors franchise was purchased by a group of Silicon Valley venture capitalists, in 2010, it has acquired a reputation as “tech’s team,” playing with the wonky, numbers-driven approach of Sand Hill Road. The Warriors have also been enthusiastic early adopters of technology ranging from “intelligent sleep masks” for countering jet lag to body-worn sensors that detect pressure on the knees and ankles. Given the Warriors’ unprecedented dominance, this is an approach that other teams are likely to emulate.
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There’s no question that tDCS can have real effects. In the past five years, researchers have published more than two thousand studies exploring the technique’s potential for goals as varied as enhancing learning, fighting addiction and depression, and improving walking ability in patients with Parkinson’s disease. One case study, published in the journal Neuroscience Letters in 2014, describes significant improvements in “trunk peak velocity” during tango dancing in a seventy-nine-year-old Argentinian man with moderate Parkinson’sa finding that, with a little imagination, might evoke the Warriors swingman Andre Iguodala’s smotheringly intimate pas de deux with James in the defensive end. There’s also no question that tDCS hype has long since diverged from what researchers (or the vibrant D.I.Y. tDCS community) have actually demonstrated, triggering a skeptical backlash. At a conference in April, György Buzsáki, of New York University, presented results from a cadaver study showing that only about ten per cent of the electric current that is applied to a skull even makes it into the brain, prompting one tDCS researcher to describe the field as “a sea of bullshit and bad science.”

The idea that tDCS might help athletes has been around since at least 2007, when Italian researchers showed that stimulating the motor cortex reduced neuromuscular fatigue and increased endurance in the left elbow flexors of a group of volunteers. A subsequent Brazilian study, stimulating areas of the brain associated with effort and self-monitoring, boosted endurance performance in cycling. Not all the results have been positive, though: at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Boston earlier this month, for example, another Brazilian group presented data showing that tDCS failed to improve performance in an intermittent sprint test—the type of challenge that simulates the demands of court sports like basketball.
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The company says it plans to submit research to peer-reviewed journals, but that hasn’t happened yet. For now, it’s sticking to a reliable Silicon Valley script, distributing the devices to high-profile athletes like the U.S. Ski Team and the Warriors.
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More generally, the whole narrative of a team guided by Silicon Valley principles and harnessing the latest tech has probably given Warriors players the sense that, for every foul shot or inbounds pass, someone has handed them the lucky ball. Will other teams be able to match that edge by adopting brain-zapping headphones? They may decide to try, simply to avoid the sense that they’re falling behind, much as the rest of the league has scrambled to master the SportVU motion-tracking system, which the Warriors (and five other teams) adopted three seasons before the N.B.A. installed it in every arena, in 2013. It’s possible that these teams would be better off finding their own narratives of superior self-efficacy, ones not shared by all their competitors. But, if they’re going to emulate the Warriors, they should at least consider other possible explanations for the team’s success...

Alex Hutchinson lives in Toronto.
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It's real. They are serious. "The New Yorker" people who published that article were serious. It is also unintentional self-mockery by "The New Yorker." (I will also link to some intentional mockery of "The New Yorker.") "The Fall of the Golden State Warriors" was a good thing.

"For the Golden State Warriors, Brain Zapping Could Provide an Edge"

That has to be a parody, right? That isn't real, it's mockery; it's mocking the Silicons. Right? C'mon.

"For the Golden State Warriors, Brain Zapping Could Provide an Edge"


Per Google the top search terms on Google, in Great Britain, after the Brexit vote:


First most used search term: what does it mean to leave the EU
Second most used search term: what is the EU

And THAT is priceless.
Search keywords now:

-kendraenglishh twitter
-russian women

Prime Minister Cameron's Resignation Speech

Full transcript from Newsweek:


Good morning everyone, the country has just taken part in a giant democratic exercise, perhaps the biggest in our history.

Over 33 million people from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Gibraltar have all had their say.

We should be proud of the fact that in these islands we trust the people for these big decisions.

We not only have a parliamentary democracy, but on questions about the arrangements for how we've governed there are times when it is right to ask the people themselves and that is what we have done.

The British people have voted to leave the European Union and their will must be respected.

I want to thank everyone who took part in the campaign on my side of the argument, including all those who put aside party differences to speak in what they believe was the national interest and let me congratulate all those who took part in the Leave campaign for the spirited and passionate case that they made.

The will of the British people is an instruction that must be delivered.

It was not a decision that was taken lightly, not least because so many things were said by so many different organisations about the significance of this decision.

So there can be no doubt about the result.

Across the world people have been watching the choice that Britain has made.

I would reassure those markets and investors that Britain's economy is fundamentally strong and I would also reassure Britons living in European countries and European citizens living here there will be no immediate changes in your circumstances.

There will be no initial change in the way our people can travel, in the way our goods can move or the way our services can be sold.

We must now prepare for a negotiation with the European Union.

This will need to involve the full engagement of the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland governments to ensure that the interests of all parts of our United Kingdom are protected and advanced.

But above all this will require strong, determined and committed leadership.

I'm very proud and very honored to have been Prime Minister of this country for six years.

I believe we've made great steps, with more people in work than ever before in our history, with reforms to welfare and education, increasing people's life chances, building a bigger and stronger society, keeping our promises to the poorest people in the world and enabling those who love each other to get married whatever their sexuality, but above all restoring Britain's economic strength.

And I'm grateful to everyone who's helped to make that happen.

I have also always believed that we have to confront big decisions, not duck them.

That is why we delivered the first coalition government in 70 years, to bring our economy back from
the brink.

It's why we delivered a fair, legal and decisive referendum in Scotland.

And it's why I made the pledge to renegotiate Britain's position in the European Union and to hold the referendum on our membership and have carried those things out.

I fought this campaign in the only way I know how, which is to say directly and passionately what Ithink and feel—head, heart and soul.

I held nothing back. I was absolutely clear about my belief that Britain is stronger, safer and better off inside the European Union and I made clear the referendum was about this and this alone - not the future of any single politician including myself.

But the British people have made a very clear decision to take a different path and as such I think the country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction.

I will do everything I can as Prime Minister to steady the ship

 over the coming weeks and months but I do not think it would be right for me to try to be the captain that steers our country

 to its next destination.


This is not a decision I've taken lightly but I do believe it's in the national interest to have a period of stability and then the new leadership required.

There is no need for a precise timetable today but in my view we should aim to have a new prime minister in place by the start of the Conservative Party conference in October.

Delivering stability will be important and I will continue in post as Prime Minister with my Cabinet for the next three months.

The Cabinet will meet on Monday, the Governor of the Bank of England is making a statement about the steps that the Bank and the Treasury are taking to reassure financial markets.

We will also continue taking forward the important legislation that we set before Parliament in the Queen's Speech.

And I have spoken to Her Majesty the Queen this morning to advise her of the steps that I am taking.

A negotiation with the European Union will need to begin under a new prime minister and I think it's right that this new prime minister takes the decision about when to trigger Article 50 and start the formal and legal process of leaving the EU.

I will attend the European Council next week to explain the decision the British people have taken and my own decision.

The British people have made a choice, that not only needs to be respected but those on the losing side of the argument—myself included—should help to make it work.

Britain is a special country—we have so many great advantages—a parliamentary democracy where we resolve great issues about our future through peaceful debate, a great trading nation with our science and arts, our engineering and our creativity, respected the world over.

And while we are not perfect I do believe we can be a model for the multi-racial, multi-faith democracy, that people can come and make a contribution and rise to the very highest that their talent allows.

Although leaving Europe was not the path I recommended, I am the first to praise our incredible strengths.

I said before that Britain can survive outside the European Union and indeed that we could find a way.

Now the decision has been made to leave, we need to find the best way and I will do everything I can to help.

I love this country and I feel honored to have served it and I will do everything I can in future to help this great country succeed. Thank you very much.

BRITAIN EXITS EU; CAMERON RESIGNS, POUND AND WORLD STOCKS FALL

52%-48%

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Fall of the Golden State Warriors

The legend lives on in the Val Silicon 
Of a team known for two young Splash Brothers
The team it is said, never gave up for dead
When the skies of November turned gloomy
With seventy-three wins only nine losses too
And the MVP and COTY
They were better than even Chi, my oh my
And would repeat as champs come the summer

The team was the pride of the golden gate side
Coming back from near death in the dust bowl
Against them once more were the King and his court
Who had left fully loaded from Cleveland
Concluding some terms with some second-rate firms
The King and his court went to Oakland
The Brothers did splash on the faces and the crown
Of the King and his court all their jizm

Then back in Cleveland they let the King win one 
And then D. Green tried to queen the King some
Back to the Bay the King made Draymond pay
And the Splash Brothers too and the team some
And when in game six the pussy bitch turned a witch
Came the fall of the Golden State Warriors

Does anyone know where the Silicon God goes
When a mad King and his court come callin'?
For in game seven it was the King up in heaven 
And the Lacobites they were a-fallin'
When the Bros didn't splash and Draymond got a cold
Came the Fall of the Golden State Warriors!

I ain't a poet, I know it. bitch.

German Gunman "appeared confused," No One Injured

                   ?

Define "confused."
Apply to initial German reports that "at least 20" were injured.

Freddie Gray Cops Trials

From the time the undersigned, a criminal defense attorney of seven years, a prosecutor for the twenty-seven years prior, read the probable cause affidavits, he has been mortified that these prosecutions had been commenced. Mortified at the actions of State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, mortified for the American criminal justice system.

Justice depends at the outset on the integrity and judgment of prosecutors. Once that train leaves the station it can become a runaway and difficult or impossible for the next line, defense attorneys and judges, to stop. If the train passes those stations the last stop is the jury.

Corruption has many synonyms. Which one, unethical? dishonorable?, if any fits Marilyn Mosby the undersigned knows not at this point. It is beyond incompetence, it is recklessly indifferent to the prosecutor's ethical obligation only to bring charges with sufficient evidence upon which a reasonable trier of fact would convict. There are consequences to the reckless indifference to consequences. The prosecutor in the baseless Duke rape cases was disbarred.

Ms. Mosby is now 0-for-three in these prosecutions and in the abject acquittal of Officer Caesar Goodson Mosby lost the case upon which she had the most evidence according to commentators. The acquittals have been issued by a judge who was a former prosecutor of police corruption himself.

Marilyn Mosby should voluntarily dismiss the cases against the remaining officers.

Gunman Opens Fire ln German Movie Theater: At Least 20 Injured


Freddie Gray Death Trials: Ofcr. Caesar Goodson Acquitted of All Charges


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Hillary Clinton's Speech June 21, Transcript

LUV this woman.
...
If we’ve learned anything about the economy over the past 20 years, it’s that a president’s economic decisions have real consequences for families.


President Obama was handed the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Thanks to his leadership and the hard work and resilience of the American people, we have seen more than 14 million private sector jobs created over the last 6.5 years. And here in Ohio, the auto industry made a strong comeback. And how appropriate, as we are here in the area where students learn about autos, learn about how they’re made and how they work.


So we know people are working harder and longer just to keep their heads above water and to deal with the costs, the everyday costs, the costs of basics like child care and prescription drugs that are too high. College is getting more expensive every day and wages are still too low and inequality is too great. Good jobs in many parts of our country are still too hard to come by.


Now, these problems are serious, but I know we can overcome them together. I really believe in this country because I believe in the American people. America’s economy isn’t yet where we want it to be, but we are stronger and better positioned than anyone in the world to build the future that you and your children deserve.


And I have spent my adult life working to even the odds for people who’ve had the odds stacked against them. I helped break down barriers to education for poor and disabled children as a young lawyer, fought for health insurance for all and have been committed to that since my days as first lady. I worked to bring opportunity back to upstate New York in a lot of depressed communities there as senator and went to bat for American workers and businesses as your secretary of state. And everything I’ve learned and everything I’ve done has convinced me we are stronger when we grow together. And I’ve said – I’ve said throughout this campaign that my mission as president will be to help create more good paying jobs so we can get incomes rising for hard working families across America.


It’s a pretty simple formula. Higher wages lead to more demand which leads to more jobs with higher wages. And I’ve laid out a detailed agenda to jump start this virtuous cycle. And you can go to my website, hillaryclinton.com and read all about it. And I do admit, it is a little wonky, but I have this old fashioned idea that if you’re running for president, you should say what you want to do, how you’re going to pay for it, and how you’ll get it done. I actually sweat the specifics because they matter. Whether one more kid gets health care may just be a detail in Washington, but it’s all that matters to that family worrying about their child.


Tomorrow, in North Carolina, I will set out ambitious new goals that will help us build a stronger, fairer economy. We’ll work with both parties to make transformational investments in good-paying jobs in infrastructure, advanced manufacturing, clean energy, and small business. And we’ll tackle the twin problems of college affordability and student debt. We’ll pursue innovative ideas like corporate profit sharing because everyone who works hard should be able to share in the rewards of their hard work. And to pay for these investments, we will make sure Wall Street corporations and the super rich contribute their fair share.


And through it all, we’re going to make sure our policies match how families actually live, learn, and work in the 21st century. And so that’s what I’ll be talking about tomorrow in North Carolina and throughout this campaign. But today, I want to talk about what Donald Trump is promising to do to the economy.


After more than a year, it’s important that he be held accountable for what he says he’ll do as president. And we need to clear the way for a real conversation about how to improve the lives of working people. A few weeks ago I said his foreign policy proposals and reckless statements represent a danger to our national security. But you might think that because he has spent his life as a businessman, he’d be better prepared to handle the economy. Well, it turns out, he’s dangerous there to. Just like he shouldn’t have his finger on the button, he shouldn’t have his hands on our economy.


Now, I don’t say that because of typical political disagreements. Liberals and conservatives say Trump’s ideas would be disastrous. The Chamber of Commerce and labor unions, Mitt Romney and Elizabeth Warren, economists on the right and the left and the center all agree, Trump would throw us back into recession. One of John McCain’s former economic advisors actually calculated what would happen to our country if Trump gets his way. He described the results of a Trump recession. We would lose 3.5 million jobs. Incomes would stagnate. Debt would explode. And stock prices would plummet. And you know who would be hit the hardest? The people who had the hardest time getting back on their feet after the 2008 crisis.


One of the leading firms that analyzes the top threats to the global economy, called the Economist Intelligence Unit, comes out with a new list of threats every month. It includes things like terrorism and the disintegration of Europe. And this month, number three on the list is Donald Trump becoming president of the United States.


Just think about that. Every day we see how reckless and careless Trump is. He’s proud of it. Well, that’s his choice. Except when he’s asking to be our president, then it’s our choice.


Donald Trump actually stood on a debate stage in November and said that wages are too high in this country. He should tell that to the mothers and fathers working two jobs to raise their kids. He said, and I quote, “having a low minimum wage is not a bad thing for this country.” At a time when millions working full-time are still living in poverty.


Back in 2006, before the financial crash, Trump said, and again I quote, “I sort of hope that the housing market crashes” because he’d make money off of all the foreclosures. Over the years, he has said all kinds of things about women in the workforce. He once called pregnant employees, and I quote, “an inconvenience.” He says women will start making equal pay as soon as we do as good a job as men, as if we weren’t already.


Now, these are the words, not of someone who thinks highly of women who work, or who cares about helping parents balance work and family, but instead he clearly doesn’t know much about how we have grown the economy over the last 40 years, which is largely thanks to women getting into the workforce and adding to family incomes.


And he wants to end Obamacare, but has no credible plan to replace it or to help keep costs down. It really wouldn’t be good for our economy, would it, if 20 million people lost their health insurance and we were back to absolutely skyrocketing costs for everything. It would be devastating to families. It would also be bad for the economy.


Here’s exactly what he’s promising to do as president and why I believe it’s wrong for America.


First, there’s his plan for Wall Street. After the 2008 crisis, President Obama fought to enact the toughest, most comprehensive set of Wall Street reforms since the Great Depression. They’re designed to protect consumers and ensure that Wall Street can never again take the kinds of risks that crashed our economy the last time.


So what would Trump do? He said he wants to wipe out the tough rules we put on big banks. He said they created, quote, “a very bad situation.” Well, he’s got it backwards. The very bad situation was millions of families seeing their homes and savings disappear.


He also wants to repeal the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The new consumer watchdog that Senator Warren helped create to protect families from unfair and deceptive business practices. That new agency has already secured billions of dollars in returns for people who have been ripped off. Donald Trump wants to get rid of it.


Trump would take us back to where we were before the crisis. He’d rig the economy for Wall Street again. Well, that will not happen on my watch. I can guarantee you. I would veto any effort to weaken those reforms. I will defend and strengthen them both for the big banks and the shadow banking system. And I will vigorously enforce the law because we can’t ever let Wall Street wreck main street again.


Now, second, there’s Donald Trump’s approach to our national debt. Now, I have a plan to pay for all my proposals because I take America’s long term financial health seriously. Donald Trump has a different approach. He calls himself the king of debt. And his tax plan sure lives up to that name. According to the Independent Tax Policy Center, it would increase the national debt by more than $30 trillion over 20 years. That’s trillion with a “t.” It’s much, much more than any nominee of – either party has ever proposed. And economists described it with words like, not even in the universe of the realistic. And how would he pay for all this debt? Well, he said, and I quote, “I would borrow, knowing if the economy crashed, you could make a deal.”


It’s like he said, you know you make a deal before you go into a poker game. Well, actually, it’s not like that at all. The full faith and credit of the United States is not something we just gamble away. That could cause an economic catastrophe. And it would break 225 years of ironclad trust that the American economy has with Americans and with the rest of the world. Alexander Hamilton would be rolling in his grave.


You see, we pay our debts. That’s why investors come here even when everything else in the world goes wrong. You don’t have to take it from me. Ronald Reagan said it. He said, we have a well-earned reputation for reliability and credibility, two things that set us apart from much of the world. Now, maybe Donald feels differently because he made a fortune filing bankruptcies and stiffing his creditors. I’ll get to his business practices in a minute. But the United States of America doesn’t do business Trump’s way. And it matters – it matters when a presidential candidate talks like this because the world hangs on every word our president says. The markets rise and fall on those statements. Even suggesting that the United States would default would cause a global panic.


Trump also says, we can just print more money to pay our debt down. Well, we know what happens to countries that tried that in the past, like Germany in the ’20s, or Zimbabwe in the ’90s. It drove inflation through the roof and crippled their economies. The American dollar is the safest currency on the planet. Why would he want to mess with that?


And so we have to stand up for our history. Democrats and Republicans have always understood this. We can’t let these loose careless remarks get any credence in our electorate or around the world. And finally, the Trump campaign said that if worst came to worst, we could just sell off America’s assets. Really? Even if we sold all of our aircraft carriers and the statue of liberty, even if we let some billionaire turn Yosemite into a private country club, we still wouldn’t even get close. That’s how much debt he’d run up.


Maybe this is what he means when he says, I love playing with debt. Someone should tell him our nation’s economy isn’t a game. The full faith and credit of the United States is sacred. We know what sound fiscal policy looks like and it sure isn’t massive debts to pay for giveaways to the rich. And it is not painful austerity that hurts working families and undercuts our long-term process.


It’s being strong, stable, and making smart investments in our future. So, let’s set the right priorities and pay for them so we can hand our children a healthier economy and a better future.


Now, third, there’s Donald Trump’s tax plan. You know, when I was working on this speech, I had the same experience I had when i was working on the speech I gave about foreign policy and national security. I’d have my researchers and my speech writers send me information and then I’d say, really? He really said that? And they’d send me all the background or the video clip.


So here it goes. He’d give millionaires a $3 trillion tax cut. Corporations would get $2 trillion more. That means he’s giving more away to the 120,000 richest American families than he would to help 120 million hard working Americans.


Now, even in this era of rising inequality, this is like nothing we’ve ever seen. Now, you and I know that the wealthiest Americans and the biggest corporations don’t need trillions of dollars in tax cuts. They need to be paying their fair share. And now before releasing his plan, Trump said, hedge-fund guys are getting away with murder. And he added, they’ll pay more.


Then his plan came out. And it actually makes the current loophole even worse. It gives hedge-fund managers a special tax rate that’s lower than what many middle class families pay. And I did have to look twice because I didn’t believe it.


Under Donald Trump’s plan, these Wall Street millionaires will pay a lower tax rate than many working people. And of course, Donald himself would get a huge tax cut from his own plan. But we don’t know exactly how much because he won’t release his tax returns.


Now, every major residential candidate in the last four decades has shown the American people their taxes. In fact, Donald actually told Mitt Romney to do it. And he said that if he ever ran for president, he would release his returns.


My husband and I have released ours going back nearly 40 years, and now Donald’s refusing to do so. You have to ask yourself, what’s he afraid of? Maybe that we’ll learn he hasn’t paid taxes on his huge income. We know that happened for at least a few years, he paid nothing or close to it. Or maybe he isn’t as rich as he claims. Or that he hasn’t given away as much to charity as he brags about.


Whatever the reason, Americans deserve to know before you cast your votes this November.


And when it comes to other people’s taxes, Donald Trump’s got it all wrong. We need to do better by the middle class not by the rich. And that’s why my plan will help working families with the costs of college, health care, and child care. The things that really stretch a family’s budget. That’s where our focus should be.


Now, fourth, Donald Trump’s ideas about the economy and the world will cause millions of Americans to lose their jobs. The Republican primary featured the Trump immigration plan. Round up and deport more than 11 million people. Almost all of whom are employed or are children going to school. Then build a wall across our border and force Mexico to pay for it.


Now, this policy is not only wrong headed and unachievable, it is really bad economics. Picking out 11 million immigrants would cost hundreds of billions of dollars. And it would shrink our economy significantly.


Some economists actually argue that just this policy alone would send us into a Trump recession. So instead of causing large scale misery and shrinking our economy, we should pass sensible immigration reform with a path to citizenship because the youth and diversity of our workforce is one of our greatest assets. Most of the rest of the world that we compete with is aging.


So by staying, you know, younger and fresher with talents that can be put to work, we’re actually going to be in a stronger economic position in the next decades. We’ve always been a country where people born elsewhere could work hard, start businesses, and contribute to our growth. That makes us stronger and more prosperous.


And then there’s trade. I believe we can compete and win in the global economy. To do that, we should re-negotiate trade deals that aren’t working for Americans. And reject any agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership that don’t meet my high bar for raising wages or creating good-paying jobs.


And I will be tough on trade enforcement too. Because when China dumps cheap steal in our markets or unfairly manipulates currency, we need to respond forcefully. And at the same time, we need to invest more here at home.


I have a make it in America plan to increase 21st century manufacturing and energy jobs in America. And we’re going to build on the great ideas of Senator Sherrod Brown and invest $10 billion in manufacturing communities.


I agree with Sherrod that with the right investments and a level playing field, American workers will out hustle and out innovate anyone in the world.


Now, Donald Trump makes big threats, but he has no serious plan to encourage manufacturing, innovation, or job creation in our country. And there is a difference between getting tough on trade and recklessly starting trade wars.


The last time we opted for Trump-style isolationism, it made the great depression longer and more painful. And interestingly, Trump’s own products are made in a lot of countries that aren’t named America. Trump ties are made in china. Trump suits in Mexico. Trump furniture in Turkey. Trump picture frames in Indian. Trump bar ware in Slovenia. And I could go on and on, but you get the idea.


And I’d love for him to explain how all that fits with his talk about America first. I honestly believe that the difference between us is not just about policy. We have fundamentally different views of whether America is strong or weak.


You see I believe in the ingenuity and productivity of American workers. I know we can sell our products to the 95 percent of global consumers who live outside of our country. On the other hand, Donald Trump never misses a chance to say that Americans that — he’s talking about us, to say that Americans are losers and the rest of the world is laughing at us.


Just the other day, he told a crowd that America is, quote, “not going to survive.” I do not know what he is talking about. I went to 112 countries as your secretary of state. And what I saw is envy, envy for our strength, our values, our diversity, the future we are making together.


I just can’t imagine how someone running for president of the United States could ever think that that is true? I do understand how frustrated, fearful, and even angry many people are especially if you’re underemployed or making a lot less than you used to or worrying that your kids or your grand kids won’t have the kind of good solid middle class life that you did. And we haven’t done enough to invest in our communities and in our people to make sure there are enough good jobs with rising incomes to create that good future for all of us.


The answer is to do that. To bring people along on America’s ride to prosperity that we all can share. Not try to turn the clock back, pretend we can’t compete and decrease the jobs of the future. But those are his plans for the economy.


Now you may have noticed there’s a lot missing. The king of debt has no real plan for making college debt payable back or making college debt free. This is a crisis that affects so many of our people. He has no credible plan for rebuilding our infrastructure apart from the wall that he wants to build.


Personally, I’d rather spend our money on rebuilding our schools or modernizing our energy grid. He has no ideas how to strengthen Medicare or social security and in fact, his tax plan would endanger both. He has no real strategy for creating jobs. Just a string of empty promises.


But then maybe we shouldn’t expect better from someone who’s most famous words are “you’re fired.” He has no clean energy plan, even though that’s where many of the jobs of the future will come from. And it is the key to a safer, healthier planet.


He just says that climate change is a hoax invented by the Chinese. Well, give him this. It is a lot easier to say a problem doesn’t exist than it is to actually try to solve it.


And of course, he has no plan for helping urban and rural communities facing entrenched poverty and neglect. Every single one of these issues matter. They affect whether young people can go to college, whether single moms can support their kids or their grandparents can have a dignified retirement. What could be more important?


In the heat of a campaign in a culture that rewards brevity and clever phrases on social media, it is tempting to give simple answers to complex problems. Believe me, I have been tempted. But I’m not going to do that because it really matters that you know what I believe we can and should do so you can hold me accountable in the election and then in the White House.


Because whether we increase employment and distress rural communities relieve the burden of college debt or get health care to people who still don’t have it, that all matters. And to me, that’s the purpose of politics, to empower people in a democracy to have better lives. To make better choices. To seize opportunities, to give themselves and their families that pathway to the future.


And one more thing. I think Donald Trump has said he’s qualified to be president because of his business record.


Few days ago, he said, and I quote, I’m going to do for the country what I did for my business. So let’s take a look at what he did for his business. He’s written a lot of books about business. They all seem to end at Chapter 11.


Go figure. And over the years, he intentionally ran up huge amounts of debt on his companies and then he defaulted. He bankrupted his companies not once, not twice, but four times. Hundreds of people lost their jobs. Shareholders were wiped out. Contractors, many of them small businesses, took heavy losses. Many went bust. But Donald Trump, he came out fine.


Here’s what he said about one of those bankruptcies. “I figured it was the bank’s problem, not mine. What the hell did I care?” He also says “I play with bankruptcy.” Everything seems to be a game with him. Well, it isn’t for a lot of us, isn’t it?


Just look what he did in Atlantic City. He put his name on buildings, his favorite thing to do. He convinced the other people that his properties were a great investment so they would go in with him. But he arranged it so he got paid no matter how his companies perform. So when his casino and hotel went bankrupt because of how badly he mismanaged them, he still walked away with millions while everybody else paid the price. Well, today, his properties are sold, shuttered or falling apart and so are a lot of people’s lives. Here’s what he says about that. “Atlantic City was a very good cash cow for me for a long time.” Remember that the next time you see him talking on T.V. about how we’ll all win big if only we elect him president.


Now, he’s trying to say he’s changed. Somebody has told him told him he needs to say that. But he’s not in it for himself anymore. He’s really now in it for America, but he’s doing the exact same thing that he’s been doing for years.


This is his one move. He makes over the top promises that if people stick with him, trust him, listen to him, put their faith in him, he’ll deliver for them. He’ll make them wildly successful. And then everything falls apart and people get hurt.


Those promises you’re hearing from him at his campaign rallies, they are the same promises he made to his customers at Trump University. And now, now they’re suing him for fraud. The same people he’s trying to get to vote for him are people he’s been exploiting for years.


Because it’s not just other investors, other rich people that he took advantage of. It was working people. He’s been involved in more than 3,500 lawsuits in the last 30 years. And a large number were filed by ordinary Americans and small businesses that did work for Trump and never got paid. Painters, waiters, plumbers, people who needed the money and didn’t get it. Not because he couldn’t pay them, but because he could stiff them.


Sometimes, he offered them 30 cents on the dollar for projects they had already completed. Hundreds of liens have been filed against by contractors going back decades and they all tell a similar story. I worked for him. I did my job. He wouldn’t pay me what he owed me.


My late father was a small businessman. If his customers had done what Trump did, my dad would never have made it. So I take this personally. He says he’s a businessman and this is what businessmen do.


Well, CNN pointed out that no major company has filed Chapter 11 more often in the last 30 years than Trump’s casinos. So no. This is not normal behavior. There are great business people here in Ohio, in America. Brilliant, hard working men and women who care about their workers. And the people they do business with and they want to build something that lasts. They’re decent. They’re honest. They’re patriots. Some might even make fine presidents and they would never dream of acting the way Donald Trump does.


In America, we don’t begrudge people being successful, but we know they shouldn’t do it by destroying other people’s dreams. And so, if I were not running against him for president, I would be saying exactly the same thing. We cannot put a person like this with all his empty promises in a position of power over our lives.


We can’t let him bankrupt America like we are one of his failed casinos. We can’t let him roll the dice with our children’s futures. Leading an economy as large and complex as ours, creating growth that is strong, fair, and lasting is about as hard a job as there is. It takes patience and clear thinking.


A willingness to work across party lines, to level with the American people and it takes really caring about whether working families will be better off because of what we do. Think of FDR leading us out of the great depression. Imagine all the work that required, all the learning and patience, all the hard calls, day after day for years.


But he steered us right and we emerged stronger and better position to build the greatest middle class in history and lead the world toward peace and prosperity.


Well, think of President Obama in 2009. Newly elected, confronting the greatest economic crisis of our lifetimes. He had nothing to do with creating it. It landed in his lap and he had to be focused and he had to return to basics to get us moving again.


He fought for the recovery act to get people working. He passed Wall Street reforms and relief for homeowners and he saved the auto industry. And today, we are on a surer footing ready to seize tomorrow.


Now, just imagine if you can. Donald Trump sitting in the Oval Office, the next time America faces a crisis. Imagine him being in charge when your jobs and savings are at stake. Is this who you want to lead us in an emergency? Someone thin skinned and quick to anger who’d likely be on Twitter attacking reporters or bringing the whole regulatory system down on his critics when he should be focused on fixing what’s wrong? Would he even know what to do?


Now, I have a lot of faith that the American people will make the right decision. Making Donald Trump our president would undo much of the progress we’ve made and put our economy at risk and beyond that, this election will say something about who we are as a people. Donald Trump believes in the worst of us. He thinks we’re fearful, not confident that we favor division not unity, walls not bridges and yesterday not tomorrow.


He thinks the only way forward is to go back, to a past prosperity that left a lot of people out. In fact, the only way forward is forward toward a 21st century version of the American dream with a modern economy and a shared prosperity where no one is left out or left behind. I believe in an America always moving toward the future.


So, if you believe as I do in an America that values hard work, treats people with dignity, offers everyone the chance to live their dreams, cares for those in need, well, the formula for America’s success has always been that we’re stronger together. And we need to remember that now and recommit ourselves to making that ideal real in our time.


That’s how we will build our economy to make sure it does work for everyone and to make our families and our communities stronger. We’ll make sure that in our country, no one gets left behind.


So let’s carry that message across America and let’s fight hard. Let’s win in November and then let’s get to work my friends. Let’s make America what we know it can be. Thank you all very much.

The Fall of the Golden State Warriors

The Fall of the Golden State Warriors. The Fall of the Gold-en State War-riors. Poetic cadence to that.

Man, we have a short little attention span these days. Jock pencils got their copy in and...Move On. It's just sports, it's just a game. It is. You can have poetry there too. Drama. Myth. Epic narrative.

The Fall of the Golden State Warriors rolls off the tongue as do passages in the King James Bible, Pilgrim's Progress, Shakespeare, Kipling. And there is a biblical parable there! It can be told from two perspectives, too, in two voices, a duet, there is musical rhythm to the story, a sports double violin concerto. There is a King James, a fall from grace, a casting out, an Icarus, redemption, Return of the Prodigal Son, there is rise and fall, triumph and failure.

That is all I wanted to say today.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

If you google image publicoccurrenc joe lacob on an Iphone and hold the Iphone vertically (as I just did, btw) you get that cluster of images about a third of the way down. For some reason.

That is so cool. Google, I'm impressed.

Nice! Dan Gilbert's got the 2016 model.
Heh-heh-heh-heh.
Then, there's this:

Martin Wolf, the economic columnist of The Financial Times, wrote that “this referendum is, arguably, the most irresponsible act by a British government in my lifetime.” Summarizing the nearly unanimous opinion of economists that a British exit — “Brexit” — would be followed by a major shock and permanent loss of growth, he concluded: “The outcome might well prove devastating.”
...
If the Remain campaign loses, “the chances of him staying on are pretty remote,” Professor Bale said. “He will go down as the person who miscalculated, taking us out of Europe almost by mistake, and then shuffled off the stage” in “a pretty ignominious exit.”
...
If the Remain side loses, both Mr. Cameron and his deputy, the chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, are likely to be gone within months, Mr. Lewington said.

That's from THE NEW YORK TIMES, "Brett" "Arends," THE QUASI-OFFICIAL NEW YORK TIMES. Of America. Maybe you're not American, maybe you're British...you actually read British BUT I'VE NEVER KNOWN THE American QUASI-OFFICIAL NEW YORK TIMES TO BE WRONG AND BAYWATCH OR WHOEVER YOU WRITE FOR TO BE RIGHT!

What about this, even though it's only from America, Mr. Arends? Martin Wolf sounds plenty British, maybe he's not I don't know, but HE COUNTS if he writes for the Financial Times, and Martin Wolf says it's an irresponsible act of the British GOVERNMENT! "Major shock," "permanent loss," "devastating," IT SOUNDS LIKE MARTIN WOLF IS WRITING ABOUT THE GOLDEN STATE "WARRIORS," Mr. Arends, maybe you don't know who that is, it sounds REALLY BAD! And Professor Bale, maybe you know who that is, says Cameron's chances are "pretty remote" if Remain loses. I don't know, call me a dumb American, I think if the British Prime Minister loses his job the cause of that is not a SHAM.
And then there is this. I know it says "Opinion" but even for those of us who don't have a fact-based opinion, this guy's arguments sound undeniable-like Britain does not have a written constitution, that is true!; only a vote in Parliament can make or change law-That is true, too!; MP's favor continued EU membership IF CALLED UPON TO VOTE, WHICH THEY ARE NOT!; referenda cannot change British law-True!

Frigging ergo: "The whole thing is a bit of a sham." 

Well, frigging ergo me! Why are they frigging doing this?! Are the Proms supposed to be so boring this year they have to spice up their summer a bit? Jo Cox just got ASSASSINATED OVER A SHAM VOTE?!

There has to be more that would change if Britain votes "Leave" than Mr. Arends "opinion" allows. If this is really the equivalent meaningless of...the Iowa straw poll, say!...They just had a Member of Parliament murdered over the Iowa straw poll?

Opinion: The dirty secret about the Brexit vote: It’s all a sham

By Brett Arends

Published: June 21, 2016 1:58 p.m. ET


Either way the U.K. votes, skeptical Britain will remain as part of Europe 
Reuters

LONDON (MarketWatch) — The eyes of Europe and the world are fixed this week on Britain and its referendum on whether or not to stay in the European Union.

Poll numbers have caused violent swings up and down in financial markets around the world. Trillions of dollars ride on the outcome. Political leaders and financiers say the outcome will be momentous either way. A vote for Brexit could plunge the world into recession and crisis, some warn. It could cause the breakup of the European Union, say others. Or it could mark a heroic return to national independence and freedom for Britain, say still others.
On June 23 the U.K. votes on whether to stay in or leave the European Union. It’s difficult to know exactly what will happen if voters choose leave, but that hasn’t stopped both sides of the debate predicting the future.
But here’s something that everyone in power here knows, but no one is saying in public.
The whole thing is a bit of a sham.

The referendum result won’t change anything legally by itself. And the consequences will be far less momentous than anyone on either side wants to admit.

Even if Britain votes on Thursday to leave the EU, it’s dollars to donuts — or, more accurately, pounds GBPUSD, +0.1365% to peanuts — that the government will instead craft a face-saving formula that gives the illusion of Brexit without much substance. Britain will end up striking deals with Brussels to stay within the single market. In return it will have to keep making contributions for access, just as it does now.

A highly placed political insider joked to me recently that Britain could end up retaining even the same voting powers in Brussels it has already.

There might be a few symbolic changes in order to placate the public and maintain a big show of Brexit. But in reality little would change.

Why should we be surprised? The British government and political classes are overwhelmingly in favor of the European Union. So, crucially, is the country’s powerful civil service. British businesses are closely intertwined with the European single market. Attempts to disentangle them could lead to chaos. And the British economy is propped up by huge inflows of foreign capital, buoying everything from industry to London house prices.

Furthermore, Thursday’s referendum has no constitutional standing whatsoever.

Great Britain has no written constitution. By convention, theory and practice, sovereignty actually lies in the parliamentary House of Commons. Britain could only leave the EU by an act of Parliament. And it would be entirely up to Parliament to craft the terms of Brexit, and the shape of whatever followed.

A strongly pro-EU Parliament would surely find a way to minimize the impact of a Brexit vote.

But pro-EU Remain voters shouldn’t be too smug either.

Even if Britain votes to stay inside the EU, the doubts that led to this referendum in the first place will still continue. Thursday is very unlikely to deliver a resounding victory or moral mandate for the European Union. Instead it will probably reveal the British are evenly divided. A majority of Prime Minister David Cameron’s ruling Conservative party is almost certain to vote to leave. A majority of England may do so as well.

The bottom line: The referendum is likely to result in a heavily euroskeptic Great Britain remaining inside Europe-no matter which side wins.
Planet Earth's last revolution around the sun has brought things never before seen.

-An embicilic, ASSHOLE billionaire WHO HAS NEVER BEEN ELECTED DOG CATCHER is one of two candidates left standing for president of the United States. A man who,
     -denies birth certificates
     -denies water shortage in California
     -wants to build a wall around MEXICO

-Similar nativist sentiment has sprung out of the blue in France and Great Britain.

-Leicester City F.C. won the English Premier League title.

-The Golden State "Warriors":
     -won an NBA-record 73 games.
     -had the first unanimous most valuable player.
     -the coach of the year.
     -and then became the first team in NBA history to BLOW a 3 games to 1 lead and LOSE the Finals.

June 16, 2015-June 19, 2016 was one WEIRD fucking year.
The most-read post today, this week, this month:http://publicoccurrenc.blogspot.com/2014/01/im-scared-of-rongfen.html?m=0

Monday, June 20, 2016

Nothin' from nothin' (which is my speciality), this is completely water under the bridge for Miami: James says "When I made my decision..." He had already made it when this person said this to him so this was not the reason he left Miami, he had already decided that. This was his extra motivation in Cleveland, so there is nothing for the sayer to regret. What the person said is also consistent with the horse having left the barn. "You are making the biggest mistake of your career," James has already made his decision and is informing the person, seemingly in person.

I don't know why this "hurt" LeBron James, I don't see anything hurtful in it but whaterver.

Nothin' from nothin' my instant reaction was "That was not Pat Riley." Pat Riley's the chalk. I don't know nothin' so the chalk is more likely to be correct, it was Riley, but I don't think so! Beat me, whip me, it just doesn't sound like Riley to me. I do know, we all know, what Riley said. He said, as he slapped his palms on the desk in front of him, "I'm pissed." That is Riley, Riley-centered. He was pissed that SOMEONE might be taking his talents elsewhere and depriving Riley of the satisfaction of having assembled a team that won "not two, not three, not four, not five..." championships.

Riley didn't say, in that mortifying post-2014 address, "If people leave they are making the biggest mistakes of their careers." He addressed people leaving with, "Free agency is not the issue, you stay, if you've got the guts, you don't run out the first door." Those comments are insensitive, insulting to the manhood of Those Who Would Leave but, don't you see really? Riley's comments were not what's-best-for-the-player-centered, there is no career advice in that pith, it was all Riley-centered bile. He, Riley, "was pissed," not "I think you're making a mistake." So it doesn't sound like it was Pat Riley to me.

It sounds like a fellow-player to me. Now, as all heads turn to Dwyane Wade...turn them back: "Some people that I trusted and built relationships with IN THOSE FOUR YEARS..." So it was not Wade. Their relationship antedated "those four years" and continues to this day. James is describing a past relationship. It was somebody he didn't know before coming to Miami, Chris Bosh? Bosh had some pointed things to say about James leaving, but clearly they knew each other before Miami also, albeit not as well as Wade and James did. The person who said this was unknown to James personally before 2010, and became someone who James "trusted" to the point where the person "HURT" James with his comments, I don't think Bosh could hurt James like that, he was a peer, this sounds like an authority figure-again back to Riley, I allow. But James also absolved Riley in his Sports Illustrated letter, he absolved Heat owner Micky Arison. Erik Spoelstra? James also absolved him, and I don't think Spoelstra could hurt James with his opinion of James' career choice.

This was someone who James did not know before, who James respected, respects to this day, who James looked up to as a quasi-boss, not The Boss, not Riley, but as a quasi-boss, a mentor, who he did not absolve in his letter for Sports Illustrated.

Nothin' from nothin', my first reaction-I CAN HEAR HIM SAY IT!-was Alonzo Mourning.
Remember when during the 2015 NBA Finals LeBron James said he had some "extra motivation" that he would reveal only when he won another championship with Cleveland? They didn't and so he didn't. Now he has and he does:

"When I decided to leave Miami -- I'm not going to name any names, I can't do that -- but there were some people* that I trusted and built relationships with in those four years [who] told me I was making the biggest mistake of my career. And that shit hurt me. And I know it was an emotional time that they* told me that because I was leaving. They just told me it was the biggest mistake I was making in my career. And that right there was my motivation."

* James revealed his secret motivation to Dave McMenamin of ESPN. The quote above with the plural usage is James'. We often speak in the plural when we mean the singular. McMenamin gave an interview in addition to writing about it:

"It turns out he told me that actually when he left Miami, that people who he thought he had strong, trusting relationships with, and he said he's not going to name names, but 'Someone told me that, 'You're making the biggest mistake of your career.' "

"And he said it really hurt him. Basically, he felt taken for granted, like, 'Look, I just gave you four years of my prime and you're not going to be comfortable with my decision and root me on? You're going to try to make me feel bad going out the door?' "

Now, that is McMenamin paraphrasing James and even being precisely correct grammatically "you" can be singular or plural but doesn't that sound more like James having this conversation in his mind with a person not people?
Ah. That is adorable. Two nuns watching the Philadelphia Phillies, one having a brewski-and maybe taking a selfie. AHHH! That is adorable!

Nuns at baseball games, that's like a thing, isn't it? This is not the first such image I've seen. If it is a thing, why is it a thing? What is the attraction of baseball to nuns? Laid back, lazy, not intense, inexpensive? Probably. You can relax at baseball games. My dad would fall asleep every damn baseball game he took us kids too. Snoring! JESUS Christ, dad. He used to nap on the weekends listening to baseball on the electronic radio machine.

My son has a new girlfriend. Beautiful Cuban-American girl. Their first date, she asked him out, was a baseball game. "REALLY?! How was it son?" "It was weird, dad. I said, 'Sure, why not!," her family's got like season tickets or something, so I studied up on the players to impress her, got really into the game, and she just talked, gossiped. She and her girlfriends go to games, DON'T PAY ATTENTION!, just girl-talk, gossip. We left after the 7th inning." ROFLOL.

You can do that at a baseball game, I bet that's part of the attraction of the game for nuns, too, baseball famously is the one game without momentum. It can just happen, BOOM!, a home run with no warning, and aside from the occasional BOOM! there's a lot of ZZZZZ, lotta inaction, where you can doze or just talk. It's cool!...

...I HATE BASEBALL, we're talking HATE here, I fucking hate the game, it's the most boring thing to watch next to watching grass grow or paint dry. I need to be anesthetized, lobotomized, to watch baseball.

But the Sisters like it, God Bless them, and I bet it's because it is so leisurely, there are no, or few, maniacs (like moi) as there are at action-packed sports like tackle football, short-pants basketball...girls like hockey though! But I think it's because they can see the players' cute faces, and hockey is action-packed and violent. I cannot ever remember seeing a nun at a hockey match though...The Matter of the Nuns is unknown to me at hockey matches. I don't think nuns go to baseball games to see the players' cute faces. You can't see cute faces in a frigging baseball stadium so I think nuns go to baseball games, if they do, and I think they do, the Matter of the Nuns at baseball games is not a matter of first impression with me, because they can chill and nun-talk, and get a little Wild on a Miller Lite! I LOVE THAT PICTURE! A-dor-a-ble.
Among the salubrious consequences, for me, of LeBron James winning the NBA title last night were freedom from the temptation ever to think of Cleveland, Ohio again (There will be no "Seeking the Soul of Cleveland" series, although I was heading that way!) and deliverance from the attractive nuisance of cleveland.com.

During the game I was thinking, "Yeah! I'll write..." As soon as it ended I was like, DONE.

True Murder Case Stories

I have never requested, nor had, a woman defecate on me and urinate in my mouth for my sexual gratification. Or for any other reason. Not once.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

IT'S OVER! LEBRON JAMES WINS

THIRD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!
made the second one, two possession game.
HE MISSED THE FIRST FREE THROW

Game 7

Drano fouls James. 10 secs left.

Game 7

IRVING HITS A THREE! 92-89, 21 SECS LEFT.

Game 7. 89-89, 1:13 4Q. Cleveland timeout.

What a game!!!!!

Game 7

Curry just fouled James who now leads Cleveland with 26 points.

Game 7

Harrison Barnes has replaced "Festus" "Ezili" for the stretch run.

Game 7

Somebody named "Festus" "Ezili" fouled James whilst he be shooting a three. James made all three FT's. And then "Festus" "Ezili" did not foul LeBron James whilst he be shooting a three and James made that one too. 89-89, 3:20 left. IT'S NUT-CUTTIN' TIME! (Nut-cuttin', Drano; not nut-kickin')

Game 7

Golden State on a 7-0 run, 87-83, 5:30 left.

Game 7

Oh my fucking God. Curry hits a three, Thompson hits a three. GS 86-83, 6:18, Cleveland time out.

Game 7

Golden State has never led in the 4Q. Now 83-80, 7:15 left in game.
Splash Bros 5/19 from three.

Game 7, Cleveland 81-78, GS timeout, 9:06.


Game 7

James is running the Cleveland offense. 11 assists to 1 for Irving.

Game 7

"Cavs" open 4Q 4-0, lead 79-76.
Kyrie Irving now leads Cleveland with 21 points. D. Green is game-high with 28.

Golden State is not going to ride D. Green to victory. If they do not get more in the 4Q from Curry, 14, 5/13 and Thompson, 10, 4/13, Cleveland is going to win the basketball game.

Game 7. Golden State 76, Cleveland 75. End3

That reads like one of the great quarters ever in the NBA Finals.

Game 7

Hi. 71-71. Drano hit a three. James missed a three. Livingston-I-presume made a two. Cleveland full timeout. Hi.

Game 7

Jesus Christ, LeBron. He just fouled Drano while he was shooting a three. Drano made all three free throws. 70-66.

Game 7

Irving with his first three, he now has 21, 12 in this quarter. 69-63, 3:18 left 3Q. What a quarter for Cleveland!
Kyrie Irving on fire in 3Q, now with 18 points.
Cleveland 22-10 so far in 3Q. Now 64-59. Tremendous gut-check by "Cavs."

Game 7. Cleveland Takes the Lead, 60-59. 5:20 3Q


Game 7. Golden State 49, Cleveland 42. HT

Golden State 10/21 in threes, Cleveland 1/14.

It's not the Big Two vs the Splash Brothers so far. James leads Cleveland with 12, 5/11, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks, 4 to's-a very good all around game except for the turnovers, but not on pace for another 41. Irving, though: 9, 4/9, 1, 1, 0, 0, 2. That does not constitute a Big Two.

Splash have been mostly dry. Curry: 9, 3/8 (2/6), 3, 0, 0, 1; Thompson: 5, 2/9 (1/6), 2, 2, 0, 0, 1. That's a combined Big 1. It's been all Draymond. It's Draymond and the Drain Cleaners. WHO THE FUCK IS GUARDING HIM?! He averaged 14/GAME during regular season. If he had his usual 7 now, Cleveland would be up 8! SON of a fucking bitch.

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Fucking Vinny Barbarosa made a three. The "Brazilian Blur." When the Blur gets going things get blurry. This is getting away from Cleveland all of a sudden.

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Oh hell 47-40.

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Draymond Green has 21 of GS's 43 points. 44-41, 2:37 left 2Q. Timeout. Fucking mother fucker.

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Another one. 

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Fucking Draymond Green. Another 3. 16 points, 6/8, 4/4. 38-38.

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35-33 Golden State. Timeout, 5:31 to half. Draymond Green leads all scorers with 13, 5/7 and 3/3 for three, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, 2 turnovers.

Cleveland 23, Golden State 22. End 1Q

Reads like a well-played game. 42.9%  shooting Cleveland, 40% GS.

James 6 points, 2/5, 6 rebounds, but 3 turnovers. That is not good.
Irving 4 points 2/4, 1 assist, 1 turnover

Curry 6 points, 2/4
Thompson 5 points 2/4.


"You have to live the emotion to know what it means to be a Cleveland sports fan: Chase Lamarr Jones (Opinion)"-cleveland.com

People always ask me how I can stay a fan when all the teams do is disappoint.  Why don't I just get a better team to root for?  Well, the truth is I don't have a choice. I was born into it. Asking me why I don't just give up on Cleveland would be like asking me why I don't change families when mine upsets me. I can't! It's in my blood.

Mr. Jones hits the mistake right on the lake. It is in their blood,-and in their psyche!-it is their identity.  Who will they be if tomorrow they wake up champions?

"When Cleveland Cavaliers win title, there should no excuses from Golden State Warriors -- Terry Pluto-"-cleveland.com

Oh my gosh. "When" Planet Cleveland wins, Mr. Eponymous, what will it be? What will it have when it loses losing? How will it handle success? What will you write about when you can't write about "The Curse?" Pluto is already embracing his and the city's inner Accursed. There will be those who would deprive us our glory with excuses! They are looking for excuses for the excuses to their success. Cleveland is feeling the pressure even if LeBron James isn't.