• Crane-Station commented on the blog post It’s Just a Shot Away

    2014-12-21 14:05:38View | Delete

    Years ago a movie came out called ‘Assault on Precinct 13′, roughly a police station besieged by gangbangers at night.

    I liked Precinct 13, but then I am a big fan of John Carpenter. Anyway, I know you know this because you saw the movie, but I’ll say the premise for others- spoiler alert- The precinct was under attack by dirty cops. The IMDB tagline is fitting:

    The only people more dangerous that the hardened criminals… are the cops.

  • Crane-Station commented on the blog post It’s Just a Shot Away

    2014-12-21 12:24:59View | Delete

    Jeff Tiedrich ‏@jefftiedrich 7h7 hours ago
    Anyone interested in justice deplores both police brutality AND police deaths. There are no ‘sides’ here. #BlackLivesMatter #NYPDLivesMatter

  • Crane-Station commented on the blog post Camera Work: The Gift of Light

    2014-12-21 11:12:21View | Delete

    Thank you for the interesting Forecourt Fountain experience. Made my day.

  • Crane-Station commented on the blog post Camera Work: The Gift of Light

    2014-12-21 11:08:47View | Delete

    It works!

  • Crane-Station commented on the blog post Camera Work: The Gift of Light

    2014-12-21 10:42:16View | Delete

    LOL, I found myself trying to recall how many times I have run past somebody taking a picture…and you know how you sort of (shhh don’t tell Starbuck) um..duck and run. Like that is going to help, playing modified chicken tag as you zip past a camera.

  • Crane-Station commented on the blog post Camera Work: The Gift of Light

    2014-12-21 10:30:33View | Delete

    Mason will look forward to the Jerry Garcia photo!

  • Crane-Station commented on the blog post Camera Work: The Gift of Light

    2014-12-21 10:29:40View | Delete

    Wow. I was going to ask you about timing, but you answered in your last paragraph. As a layperson, it’s kind of hard to wrap my mind around the concept that a photograph captures a unique position in time. I do get that photographers don’t just happen on things randomly all the time, but I didn’t think about things like increased traffic, compasses, solstices, and so on. I wonder how many photographs throughout history have been foiled by people running past the front of cameras real quick, thinking they were getting out of the way, when they were actually ruining the timing!

  • Crane-Station commented on the blog post Saturday History: “Remember the Sabbath…”

    2014-12-21 08:03:07View | Delete

    That is a great idea for a thesis.

  • Crane-Station commented on the blog post Saturday History: “Remember the Sabbath…”

    2014-12-21 08:01:31View | Delete

    Cool. The first time we even lived near an Amish community was in the county next door to us in Kentucky. The legislature changed the law about them having to have a large orange triangle on their horse-drawn buggies. For quite a while, the Amish fought in court because they were frequently being jailed over not having the triangle. Now the law allows for alternate ways to mark the buggy.

  • Crane-Station commented on the blog post Saturday History: “Remember the Sabbath…”

    2014-12-20 19:21:43View | Delete

    As a general rule to live by, yes, definitely.

  • Crane-Station commented on the blog post Saturday History: “Remember the Sabbath…”

    2014-12-20 19:19:37View | Delete

    Thank you for sharing the history, c. In the case of this post, it is worth noting that the Sunday day of rest was viewed as such, as much for practical purposes as religious ones. People needed to rest from farm work. Not taking a day off each week would affect the farm in the long haul. I am not sure if it was trial and error over time, but it made sense to them at that time to take that rest day very seriously- so, they worked out the details of each chore, within each family, and they stuck to that.

  • Crane-Station commented on the blog post Saturday History: “Remember the Sabbath…”

    2014-12-20 19:13:21View | Delete

    We discussed the card playing rule from the standpoint that while it was superstition for sure, we could not pinpoint the origin to anything. I think it likely does go way back, possibly even to the middle ages, due to the view that cards were once a form of divination, ie, fortune telling.

  • Crane-Station commented on the blog post Over Easy: The Monkey Selfie Is Back!

    2014-12-19 10:21:29View | Delete

    This is such a cool post msmolly, thank you! Interesting topic.

  • Crane-Station commented on the blog post Over Easy: The Monkey Selfie Is Back!

    2014-12-19 10:19:19View | Delete

    Thank you for the update. I am wondering if the DA slithered around and offered plea deals, since he has voiced so much concern for the defendants.

  • Crane-Station commented on the blog post Over Easy

    2014-12-18 10:37:52View | Delete

    That prosecutor needs to spend the rest of his life in prison (along with others), but yeah…they can do any horrendous unethical thing they want, to people. And they do.

  • Crane-Station commented on the blog post Over Easy

    2014-12-18 10:36:14View | Delete

    Interesting, thank you.

  • Crane-Station commented on the blog post Over Easy

    2014-12-18 09:56:15View | Delete

    Very sorry to hear that, greenwarrior.

  • Crane-Station commented on the blog post Over Easy

    2014-12-18 09:54:11View | Delete

    Radley Balko ‏@radleybalko 3h3 hours ago
    This poor man. Subjected to SWAT, flashbangs, BS charges because he was depressed, didn’t answer door quickly enough. http://www.myfoxhouston.com/story/27645689/ft-bend-police-prosecutors-accused-of-abuse-in-swat-incident

    Radley Balko ‏@radleybalko 4m4 minutes ago
    @radleybalko Surreal line from that opinion: “There is no freestanding constitutional right to be free from malicious prosecution.”

  • Crane-Station commented on the blog post Over Easy

    2014-12-18 09:35:08View | Delete

    I agree that it’s about time we normalized relations with Cuba. I would love to see it some day, I’ll bet it’s beautiful.

    Question: Are there sanctions on trade with Russia right now? Wondering what and for how long- not talking about oil and gas, but other goods.

  • Great points, RepackRider, I agree that the fix was in.

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