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24

Aug

Too many chefs spoil the meal. Bullshit!Too many chefs spoil the

Yo this song is a game changer. Some nice biting social commentary dressed up in a catchy popesque tune that the likkle pickneys can vibe too. Nice job young lady. I’ll be keeping an eye out for you. Hope everyone else does too.

Aural Gami

29

Jul

I am tired of knowing nothing and being reminded of it all the time.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (via ryandonato)

Sounds like a normal convo with my wife.

GQ NYC

Zimmerman's Acquittal is not Ours

Here’s what we know about that fateful encounter between Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman: Trayvon Martin went on an innocent errand, unarmed, to get sweet tea and Skittles. George Zimmerman saw him, jumped to a conclusion about him, and—contrary to the advice of a police dispatcher—confronted him, perhaps lent confidence by the reassuring weight of the deadly weapon he carried with him. The confrontation escalated into physical violence. Zimmerman pulled out his gun and fatally shot Martin.

Let me put this another way. Martin was minding his own business. Zimmerman made a false assumption and accosted Martin based on this false assumption. This triggered an escalating conflict which ended when Zimmerman, the man who had started it, shot and killed Martin, who had been minding his own business.

So how in the world did Zimmerman end up with an acquittal? How is it even possible, given this framework of events, that an armed man who accosted an unarmed innocent and ultimately killed him could walk away without criminal punishment?

The answer, I think, lies in this: The defense zoomed in. The defense invited the jury to set aside this broader framework, this context, to focus instead on what was happening immediately before the fatal shot was fired. At the moment that Zimmerman pulled out his gun, was he afraid for his life? Was he facing, in that moment, an attack that could have ended him?

This case will be talked about for years and used by extremists on both sides of the political spectrum to further their agendas. Remember everyone of you that falls into this equation, a young kid died that night that was unarmed. He didn’t get a chance at life. Let’s keep that in perspective.

B. Goldstein

Tired

Another week of 16 hour days. Great.

GQ NYC

28

Jul

Undercover Informant Plants Crack Cocaine in Smoke Shop, Business Owner Saved by Video Recording

Wow! Wish I could say this is surprising. Good thing he had those cameras or he’d end up another statistic.

B. Goldstein

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I can’t lie, seeing Big Papi go berserk on the dugout phone made me reminisce about the days when the Yanks had their own productive lefty hot head; #21 Paul O’Neill. Yankee fans, this season should be a reminder that you can’t take winning for granted. The boys are trying their asses off, but it just looks like a season long reality check for NY’s Finest.
Sparky Ells 

usatodaysports:

#Your


I can’t lie, seeing Big Papi go berserk on the dugout phone made me reminisce about the days when the Yanks had their own productive lefty hot head; #21 Paul O’Neill. Yankee fans, this season should be a reminder that you can’t take winning for granted. The boys are trying their asses off, but it just looks like a season long reality check for NY’s Finest.

Sparky Ells 

"I want to apologize to the Marlins organization for my behavior," Martinez said. “I have made some comments to certain players at certain times that I thought was more constructive criticism. Obviously, they didn’t feel that way, and it kind of backfired on me."

Martinez said he once touched a player in anger, grabbing rookie Derek Dietrich by the jersey in the batting cage early this season.

Tino Martinez resigns as Marlins hitting coach

Read: SNY.tv

(via sportsnetny)

Tino come back to NY and teach these boys how to hit in the clutch! Or better yet, dust off the old # 24 jersey and get busy.

Sparky Ells

Back from Miami

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Business trip sucked. Long, boring, repetitive, and uninformative. Still getting my sea legs. Should be back in effect after a good night’s sleep.

GQ NYC

24

Jul

(Source: kevc)