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Re: “The Kaepernick Conversation Should Be About Black Lives, Not National Anthem Etiquette

If Colin Kaepernick had not told the media that he had purposely been setting down during the National Anthem, nobody would have noticed. Nobody would have been insulted. Nobody would have been discussing whether he had a Constitutional right to stay seated. And, I would have not learned that the third stanza celebrated of the National Anthem cheers the death of slaves that ran to the British to be free. These words are an embarrassment to be part of America's National Anthem.

No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

The stain of our history of slavery should not be part of the National Anthem that should ideally represents the best of the Nation and call to all in the Nation to come together in song. If Black Lives Matter today, there has to be a new National Anthem.

Posted by Jim Mordecai on 08/31/2016 at 10:28 PM

Re: “Toxic Incense

One has to wonder why any intelligent person would think that burning incense would purify the air. The article on the other hand only dealt with stick/cone/coil incense---what about resins? What are in resin incenses?

It'd be nice if we could get beyond this RedState BlueState---if you say nice things about A you must be against B mentality. Why doesn't incense get any scrutiny? I burn a lot of it (with open windows, unless I'm going out and want to stink up the place for the even better---after burn olfactory experience) so it really would be nice to know what's in it.

What would organic mean, in incense? If an organically produced compound produced benzene, say... I've found that some resins seem to be full of water---they put out the charcoal before they've even started burning---and of course, you're burning charcoal indoors...

Is my incense going to kill me before the wine does? Or will I be coughing up blood on a respirator as I die of liver cancer?

Would somebody please get me a glass of wine, I mean, I'm dying so what do you care---and please, light some incense---your perfume is making me nauseous.

Posted by Paul Tominac on 08/31/2016 at 8:07 PM

Re: “Dan Savage: How Can Sex Worker Clients Fight to Legalize Sex Work?

Seems like some jurisdictions always have to blame someone for consenting adults engaging in paid-for sex.

Posted by Sera Pinkle on 08/31/2016 at 7:55 PM

Re: “Months Later, Still No Charges Against Oakland Cops Who Sexually Exploited Celeste Guap

Well what do you expect. The cops investigating themselves is always a failed approach.

Posted by mistressmax3db9 on 08/31/2016 at 7:46 PM

Re: “Dan Savage: How Can Sex Worker Clients Fight to Legalize Sex Work?

Join the fight! One of the plaintiffs in the ESPLERP v Gascon case, the historic case challenging the (un)constitutionality of the anti prostitution law in California, wants to be a client. You can make a donation online to ensure your rights will be recognized too. @esplerp

Posted by mistressmax3db9 on 08/31/2016 at 6:49 PM

Re: “Dan Savage: How Can Sex Worker Clients Fight to Legalize Sex Work?

A timely contribution. Indeed, since Maggie McNeill posted her call for clients to organize, a handful of us have been beginning plans towards that end - with Maggie and other sex workers as advisers.

Posted by Desmond Ravenstone on 08/31/2016 at 4:58 PM

Re: “County Health Director: Oakland's Housing Crisis Is a Prescription for Sicker, Shorter Lives

Davis this not news this is history

Posted by Addie Brown-Mason on 08/31/2016 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Online Poll Attacks Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, Claims False Endorsements for Peggy Moore

Peggy Moore violently attacked peaceful Chelsea Manning supporters at the OAK Obama HQ in Aug 2012. As 3 older women sat on sidewalk in front the swinging front doors, she slammed the doors outward into their backs. After the 8 vets inside calmed down volunteers and staff who came at them with chairs, Moore struck again. This time she opened the doors toward her and kicked the 3 women in the back and she's built like a punter.

She claims to be a renter, but I'd love to see her tax returns for the past 5 years.
As a member of the Radical group LAGAI said: "That's Peggy Moore. She's an opportunist" Big question: What is she doing on the Mayor's staff--making Libby look like she condones violent behavior? https://youtu.be/o59ypIzPea8

Posted by John Tango Iversen on 08/31/2016 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Why So Many Bisexual Men are Still in the Closet

I am a bi man, and I'm closeted. This article definitely touches on why. I have a few things to add though.

Earlier in life, for years after I figured out I was bi, I was closeted for the usual reasons. (I'm from the Midwest, which doesn't help.) But later in life, as I've grown and matured, I've stayed closeted by choice. For a few reasons.

I'm not bi-romantic. I'm straight romantic. I have absolutely no romantic attraction to men. I would never date a man. I don't even like kissing men. But I am definitely attracted to their bodies and personalities. Sexuality and attraction is truly a spectrum.

Because of that, "coming out" as bisexual for me feels more like revealing sexual history than something that's integral to who I am as a person. I don't really feel like I'm hiding more than anybody else who doesn't generally talk about their sexual history.

And, while this may sound like a cop-out, another reason I've never come out is that no one has ever asked or been interested. I would not lie if someone asked, but literally no one ever has. I'm fairly masculine, married, and have always dated women, so it's just assumed that I'm straight. (I've volunteered it to past girlfriends and my now-wife for obvious reasons.) If someone were interested, I would talk about it, but as the author touches on here, society doesn't really want to hear about it, so I don't talk about it.

That said, male bisexuality absolutely needs to be more visible and destigmatized. That's the only reason I've seriously considered "coming out."

Posted by Matt S on 08/31/2016 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Dan Savage: How Can Sex Worker Clients Fight to Legalize Sex Work?

Thank you for this excellent article about our clients. The so called Nordic Model allows abuse by cops who use the laws to threaten to arrest our clients if we do not provide them with sex, money or information. The reason that the Nordic model does not work is because any time you penalize the purchaser of a service, the laws can only be enforced arbitrarily and selectively, giving cops the leverage to extort sex workers. How about just arresting the people who actually abuse another person, when and if a criminal report is filed. Pursuing the non violent, non abusive clients, employers and associates of consenting adult sex workers means that scarce and valuable resources are squandered, leaving nothing to help the real victims. From 1991 to 2014, there were 6,251,076 reported violent rapes and sexual assaults, but cops managed to apprehend only 651,107 predators, leaving 5,599,969 victims without justice. (stats from the FBI Bureau of Justice Statistics, tables #5 and 69), Those who demand an 'end the demand' are ensuring that even fewer real predators are apprehended while their pathetic agenda to abolish all commercial sex leaves ALL women more vulnerable. http://policeprostitutionandpolitics.com/e…

Posted by Norma Jean Almodovar on 08/31/2016 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Eleanor Roosevelt's Great Lesbian Love Affair

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Re: “Eleanor Roosevelt's Great Lesbian Love Affair

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Re: “Months Later, Still No Charges Against Oakland Cops Who Sexually Exploited Celeste Guap

O.Malley is a loser with perception of her incompetence being extremely high. Time to file charges and get off her duff or give it to State AG for prosecution. Damn shame that some bad apples tarnish all OPD officers and the DA is in another world as it drags its feet.

Posted by Steve Redmond on 08/31/2016 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Fall Arts 2016: Top East Bay Classical Events

Dear Lou - Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra's 50th anniversary performance of Britten's Requiem was selected as SFCV's classical chorus concert of year. A difficult, large piece splendidly performed.Audience quote "It was an extraordinary performance. Being there just brought us incredible energy and showed the crashing of the powers that be. This chorus piece was the most unusual that you all have done but it touched me deeply."
bcco.org Sincerelyl, Jan Murota

Posted by Jan Murota on 08/31/2016 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Months Later, Still No Charges Against Oakland Cops Who Sexually Exploited Celeste Guap

The way they threw Sgt Gantt under the bus is another example of how dirty they are. Gantt has always been a outstanding cop who served the city well. Other officers/investigators just abhor the way he gets his cases solved and is so often in the spotlight as a result. I'm really surprised they haven't tried other things in an attempt to bring him down, professionally or physically.
Most of the cops at OPD can not be trusted and you have to be extra careful about who you communicate with in leadership as well. Speak up against certain cops involved in wrongdoing and those cops will be tipped off while you now have to watch YOUR back from suspects on the street as well as other officers. Whent's departure was long over due and had those rookies been around a bit longer they would've been protected and possibly saved by the blue code.
I along with many others in and outside OPD will not be surprised when there are no charges filed in the Guap case. By the way, O'Brien's suicide was prompted by the guilt of his wife's death as well as his relationship with Guap. Regardless of what the DA says, remember, OPD was at the scene first (take that several ways). He killed his wife and a certain detective was on the verge of getting him to break or confess util he was swiftly pulled off the case

Posted by marv on 08/31/2016 at 12:57 PM

Re: “All Hail Jasmine Infiniti, the Self-Proclaimed Queen of Hell

And the queen of hell loves you all!

Posted by Jasmine Infiniti on 08/31/2016 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Months Later, Still No Charges Against Oakland Cops Who Sexually Exploited Celeste Guap

OPD has always been terrible when it came to covering up for officers.
While I was there, I gave statements against 2 officers whom I witnessed beating a handcuffed suspect....with their batons. For the next few weeks dispatch had to assign units to back me on calls during certain shifts. Dirty cops backed by dirty administration. Leaving OPD was one of the best moves I've made for my career, sanity and life

Posted by marv on 08/31/2016 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Months Later, Still No Charges Against Oakland Cops Who Sexually Exploited Celeste Guap

If OPD Officers (including high ranking officers) participated in a cover-up of the information implicating other officers in unlawful sex trafficking activities, those officers should be prosecuted for obstruction of justice. Period.

Posted by Pamela Y. Price on 08/31/2016 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Months Later, Still No Charges Against Oakland Cops Who Sexually Exploited Celeste Guap

If there is a full investigation of this matter, Oakland may end up with ZERO police on the streets - except possibly the female officers. Perhaps this is why there has been no action taken?

Posted by Francesca M. Austin on 08/31/2016 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Essay: Where Do We Get to Be Black and Queer?

I'd love to speak with you. Thank you, Anthony! This article is sooooooo necessary - thank you for voicing our truths! - Kin Folkz

Posted by Kin Folkz on 08/31/2016 at 12:17 PM

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