Skip to main content

The playbook: update

Last month, I wrote about the playbook. It's how insiders in the justice system use it against minorities. Specifically, I mentioned the prosecutor in the Tamir Rice case and how I felt he was preparing to tank the case just like the Micheal Brown prosecutor did. Well, the next play in the book was executed last night: he released
another external report by a cop from another district.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/11/new_report_finds_tamir_rice_sh.html

I believe the next step is the DA will fail to get an indictment and the criminal case will be over. Another unarmed black boy killed with no justice. His family will file and probably win a civil suit against the police dept; and that'll be the end of it. Meanwhile a guy declared unfit to be a police officer will continue doing just that even after killing an unarmed boy.

Update: http://blog.tundey.net/2015/12/the-playbook-part-3.html

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Career 101: Dunk, layup or dribble out of bounds?

Saw this on Whisper:


The way I see it, this dude has 3 options:
Reject the $55K increase and stick with his old job that he loves (dribble out of bounds)Take the $170K to his current boss and negotiate for a raise (layup)Take the $170K job, stick with it for a year and then bounce (dunk) The first option is what I call a poor person's advice. It sounds very noble...very "get a job you love and you'll never work". Well I am here to say that's bullshit (mostly). This is business; you should always get the most you can. Besides, this is a chance for this dude to change his baseline salary for future jobs. At his current job, getting that $55K will take several years because corporate America isn't going to offer you more than a token raise each year.

My advice would be to take the $170K offer to his current manager and get him/her to match it or raise his current salary. That's the layup option. It's not too money-hungry and doesn't summarily leave $5…

Strong, Likely Boy

Item # 19:

Infant. Age 1. Described as "Strong, Likely Boy" $400.00





What to do?

I recently bought one of those wireless earbuds from Amazon. I spent some time researching all the available options and finally picked this particular one. It was highly rated on Amazon 5 stars from 54 reviewers (most of them "verified purchase"). Not great but not bad. Anyway, the earbuds arrived and I found this in the box:

Hmm, OK. Very mysterious. As instructed, I sent them an email for further information. Here's what I received:

Funny thing is I really like the ear buds. Excellent build quality and thus far, great performance. They reconnect to my phone 2-3 seconds after taking them out of the case. It's easy to create a good seal...sometimes so good I get that underwater feeling one gets with noise cancelling headphones. Even without the 40% incentive, I would have written a review...that's how much I like the ear buds. But now I feel weird about doing it. I wonder how many of those 54 5-star reviews were motivated by a 40% discount.

As for the 40% discou…