Daily Archives: November 12, 2011

Work is Hard

There’s a romantic notion that a bunch of people standing around and yelling can change the world. Some governments fear such a thing. In this country, we regard it as a fundamental right. Whatever the case, protesting works more as … Continue reading

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Something fishy

Reuters: Ex-Marine hurt in Oakland protests out of hospital Former U.S. Marine Scott Olsen, whose injury during clashes between Oakland police and protesters last month galvanized the Anti-Wall Street movement, has been released from the hospital, friends said on Friday. … Continue reading

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How did they know she was a porn star?

Here’s a candidate for strangest story of the year: Sasha Grey: I Will NOT Quit Reading to Schoolchildren Porn legend Sasha Grey says she will NOT back out of a national elementary school reading program — despite pressure from parents … Continue reading

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75 years ago today

Bay Bridge marks 75 years as engineering wonder Today is the 75th anniversary of one of the greatest days in Bay Area history – the day the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened for business. When it opened, it was the … Continue reading

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More thoughts on Penn State

Dave Zirin at SFGate: Penn State scandal symptomatic of football economic monster […] This isn’t about Sandusky. This is about a culture that says the football team must be defended at all costs: a culture where the sexual assault of … Continue reading

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