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daily 06/19/2014

  • I can’t believe what I just saw. A HOME RUN AT THE CWS. And it went out of the park. Texas’ C. J Hinojosa slams solo homer for 1-0 lead.

  • Van Persie’s 93-year old grandad goes #Persieing!http://t.co/8MyZUlOkId http://t.co/dqOiF7ikCM

    tags: Persieing

    • 15:55: I know OJ was found not guilty of murder, but shouldn’t he have been found guilty of THIS? Of blocking traffic and resisting arrest and wasting MILLIONS in law enforcement resources? Did you know that Al Cowlings was charged with aiding a fugitive but was never formally charged due to a “lack of evidence”? HE AIDED A FUGITIVE ON EVERY FUCKING TV CHANNEL. How was there no evidence?
    • 22:03: Reader Grant11955: “Came home and found babysitter and one year old son fixed to TV. Favorite moment was when Dan Rather said he thought he saw a dark figure crouching on the back of the Ford Bronco in the driveway as darkness fell.. His coanchor, a sports person I think , said – ‘Dan, I believe that’s the spare tire’. It was. Dan Rather did not speak the rest of the night.”
    • 30:50: Brokaw: “Many people are sobbing, others are saying GO OJ, GO! There’s an enormous amount of affection for this man, but it must be remembered: he has been charged with two brutal murders.” I think we’ve all kept that in mind, Tom.
    • 37:15: “For those of you watching the game, the third quarter has just ended: 61 to 61.” Sounds about right for the ’94 Finals. Jesus.
    • It’s an example of how punishment takes many forms, and how a jail cell is not the definitive form of retribution that we always think or hope it will be. You can bring someone down in many other ways if you try hard enough.
    • 50:15: NBC analyst notes that in California, running from the police can be used against you as a “flight charge” in a trial, often to your detriment. Unless, you know, you were OJ Simpson. In his case… HERE PUT THIS DRIED AND SHRUNK GLOVE ON I’M SURE THIS’LL WORK.
    • Since this day, TV news has pretty much been an endless loop of trailing people and cars around and hoping for the worst.
    • Don’t let the legalese and the spin coming from Daniel Snyder and the NFL dull the excitement, this is a little bit like the Feds getting Capone on tax evasion. Yes, the Redskins will appeal. Yes, the team will probably still be using a racial slur as a nickname this upcoming season. But this fight is essentially over, all that’s left now is to see how much damage the NFL does to the shield as they grudgingly accept defeat.
    • he wasn’t even scared, even if his body did probably shut down into an almost cryogenic state.

    • “It was above the clouds, I could see through the little holes,” he said, adding that he covered his ears as the plane took off.


      “I only did it because I didn’t want to live with my stepmom. Second of all, I wanted to find my mom. I haven’t seen her since I was young,” he explained.

    • “They shouldn’t run away because sometimes they will end up dying,” he said.
    • The “Valukas Report,” named for former U.S. Attorney Anton Valukas, who assembled it at GM’s request from interviews with 230 witnesses and 41 million documents, blamed a culture of complacency for the more than decade-long delay before the company recalled millions of faulty vehicles
    • It described employees passing the buck and committees falling back on the “GM nod”—when everyone in a meeting agrees that something should happen, and no one actually does
    • His loss, and the way his career had stalled afterward, taught others at the company to stay quiet.
    • Management wasn’t just distracted or confused; speaking up was actively discouraged, and workers saw that pointing out safety flaws could derail their careers. When a GM employee did blow the whistle, the nation’s largest automaker shut him down.
    • Kelley’s lawsuit didn’t get far. Court records show that his attorney didn’t appear at a hearing in April 2004, and the case was closed without a response from his lawyer. A later motion to reconsider was denied. Kelley’s lawyer, Rose Goff, became sick around this time, eventually dying of cancer. The Kelleys, who had spent more than $20,000 on legal fees, received a payment covering most of the cost from their lawyer’s insurance company because of the handling of the case, Beth says.
    • The price starts at $199 with a two-year contract through AT&T, which will be the exclusive carrier.
    • The feature is called Dynamic Perspective, and you can also use it to do things like scroll through a carousel of Amazon product images or scroll down a Web page or e-book by tilting your phone. And it has the potential to add a new dimension to games, figuratively as well as literally.
    • Resurrected Catelyn cannot speak because of her slit throat. But she remembers the wrong done to her family and works to avenge them under the name Lady Stoneheart.
    • But to bring back Michelle Fairley, one of the greatest actresses around, to be a zombie for a little while — and just kill people? It is really sort of, what are we doing with that?
    • “As somebody who’s worked deep inside the show, begged to have an answer and wants more than anybody, I have no idea,” he said. “They won’t tell me. They’re very good at being secretive.”

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