Wichita Police Blame “Swatting” for Killing Innocent Man.

How Convenient… This way a “person”(Later id’ as Tyler Barriss), who is truly an idiot. Will pay for this. Then the Innocent, fooled, Incompetent Whichita Police department can keep taking cool pictures of themselves. AND TAKE ZERO RESPONSABILIY. Typical of a bunch of animals in a badge. The video shows the rifle at left of officers camera take shot. Not threatened IN ANY WAY. This Deputy Chief is a “TOOL”! This cannot go on without Internal Police repercussions. Otherwise “We the People” of the United States of America are living in a Police State. Let’s fix ours, before we mandate International Policies, and dictate to others how we have it so much better. This, Philandro Castille, Eric Gardner, Oscar Grant… Has to Stop. Or LEO held accountable in Court of Law. “Law & Justice” did not occur here. It doesn’t appear this This Deputy Chief never apologized to the family, oe even acknowledged THEIR error. The Family has to resort to GoFundMe to bury their hero. This was an INNOCENT Man. The Law Enforcement Training is to protect public, if any claim as to threat of officers as a defense. To what? This is a BIG TIME FAIL.

I am just tired of the same ‘ol excuses. Admitting they totally F@%#$d Up… Would be the Truth.

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About that Varnish, Too damn cold or is it Parody…

Absolutely No Way there should be a path to, but 11 things need to happen.

1. The Raiders beating Philadelphia and the Los Angeles Chargers.
2. The Miami Dolphins beating Kansas City and Buffalo.
3. The Tennessee Titans losing to the Los Angeles Rams and Jacksonville.
4. The Bills losing to New England as well as Miami.
5. The Baltimore Ravens beating either Indianapolis or Cincinnati.

The 11th thing is not on this list… Good Luck. Outside of the 2nd Half of Dallas’ hard fought win at the Oakland Coliseum. This version of The Oakland Raiders of Las Vegas of 2017 does not deserve the right to be in this conversation… Still.P1070747

 

Still, Judge for Yourself… SMH.

The only good sign is we(The Raiders HTF We) lost “Trying to Win”. We did not lose “Trying not to Lose”, as we played the majority of the 2017 Season. Del Rio’s Raiders played the 2nd Half with Purpose, recklessness, and Will to Win that would make Al proud. I can accept the play at Goal Line. But there is no moral Victory here.

All I want for Christmas Is…

Starting with Philadelphia: The Last time the Raiders Faced the Eagles in the Regular Season. Nick Foles was the Starter, Chip Kelly Head Coach. In a little over 3 Qts, Foles had thrown 7 Touchdown Passes, in a 49-20 Game, that was not that close. Eagles could have broken Team record…

-Think Oakland

 

2017 LV Raiders : They done finished the box, just waiting for the varnish to dry…

A a single trip to Training Camp this Year, I knew this Team was different… There was confidence racing thru the camp… But a lack of Intensity was visible. Armani Cooper was on sideline just watching.

There was not the pace or intensity I had seen in Coach Jack Del Rio’s Group the previous two Seasons at camp. This was similar to the lethargic Dennis Allen Training Camp style. Another 0-4 Pre-season followed. But weren’t the Raiders were a lethargic 1-3 in Pre Season 2016, and ended at 12-4. Nothing to worry about? Right?

Attended the 11 Day Debacle, as the NFL scheduled 3 Home Games in 11 Days. Adding the Mexico Date was Just Another See Ya Later Get less Good Bye, and Finger from NFL. They are now offering the same “deal” to Season Ticket Holders as Last Year… 7 Dates

Would like to have seen Brady in Oakland 1 last Time. Oh Well. Well next Year right… If we host them in a Playoff Game. I’m going to go out on a limb, and say that more likely the Patriots had played their last Game in Oakland in 2014. Dennis Allen’s last game in Oakland as Coach.

What is worse…  Management paid too many, too well, too soon. I would have required my Quarterback to at least have a history in Playoffs before I give away the largest contract. I also think the Gabe Jackson, and Seth Robert’s extensions were premature, That triggered the Donald Penn Holdout. We also have learned the value of the derided DJ Hayden. As a Fan I could see the lack of speed of our corners, Why didn’t Reggie & Jack. Ken Norton needed to up his game… Have to have the tools. Can’t defend the back end on Paper… Let alone in Games. If I were running an NFL Team, Once you get lucky and Draft a Franchise QB. You have 4 Years to win a Title. A first round pick might allow 5 Years. Before you have to start paying Franchise Money. I would have waited and evaluated the Final Contract Year of my Draft Picks. Before discussing extensions.

Brandon Crooks ran by Sean Smith for New Orleans Saint in the 2016 Home opener, just as easily Yesterday. DJ Hayden at least had the speed to stay with fast receivers. There was no question in training Camp how slow our most counted on Corners are. Add to the roster the Zero impact of the 2017 Draft Class… The contracts & monies spent, limits quality additions to the 2018 roster. Thus the only move the Raiders can make in the Off-season is gut the Coaching Staff. Which pretty much means no Title in Oakland before the relocation. As the Los Angeles Angeles of Football, the LV Raiders have wasted another season of the Defensive excellence of Khalil Mack.

 

About That Solar Eclipse…

 At times words cannot Describe, and even Video misses the Mark. This is what I try to bring to those that buy, Standing in a Bay Area Park is watching a Total Solar Eclipse… It is not.

They are rare, Yes Rarity, Your neighborhood, (Within 250 miles) August 2045… Probably too old. So I settled for regional(Within 1000 miles). 21, August 2017.

  This particular Day in John Day started with Clear Blue Skies, Something one cannot even Achieve, yet appreciate at all in My Hometown. In the Bay Area, the media was selling the local partial eclipse… As the equivalent to Totality. It is not.

  During Totality, This Day at Clyde Holliday State Park, Think a Dark Royal Blue Sky…  Also the Twinkling of the Star in the Picture… Made me rethink the Mercury description. It is in fact the Star Regulus. Magnificent, or as a Noted Yankee Fan, comedian would say, Marvelous, simply Mahervolumeless. One can lose thoughts of everything… Even Today’s constant media.

Next Regional 8, April 2024 – Think Oakland

 

 

Raider Nation Loss

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When the Raiders leave for Vegas, I will be a NFL Fan Only… Maybe. A “Free Agent” at the least… Mark… The price of Vegas is that You WILL HAVE cut, Fans like me, Heretofore “US” out. “Oakland Raiders” Together was home to me, My solace.

My Future is now neither… I cannot no longer tolerate an anti-business, pro Grant, Financially mismanaged, overtaxed Community Economic Devaluement Programs. This is the Leadership that has cost me the Team… And MD. It’s true, I followed Your Father… Into the Dirt. But I will NOT follow you into the Desert. Look at the Mayweather- McGregor Fight Crowd… You are not going to have a Home Field like this is, in Oakland. You think you won LA, well hooty ho… It is good for Raiders that the Blackout rules were lifted so Vegas people can see Games Live. Your market is LV. LA will embrace the teams the 2 LA Teams, eventually… If they Win. I mean it’s LA…

GOAT, Southern Rock Artist; Gregg Allman, a show in Alameda…

Who am I to make a judgement like this, so make it IMHO. But before ABB, I don’t believe the musical category existed. I was fortunate to be able to make 2 recordings with Gregg Allman and the Alameda All Stars. On the road as Gregg Allman & Friends.

Due to this relationship with the Group, Gregg was a Guest at the smallest venue one would imagine. Rooster’s, now hosted one of the GOAT’s. Yes, while Rock Gods have played the Venue many times… This, was A “Musical GOAT”, in a Dive Bar…94501.

It is hard to imagine how the many people that occupied that very tiny corner of Alameda that Sunday Evening felt. When I think about that moment, the music… From the corner of Clement, & Grand Streets… This is my favorite song from the set…Melissa. While I am sorry the Audio was not better… The moment is more special as the Years progress…

With Gregg’s passing, Butch Trucks passing earlier this Year. I find the Symmetricity: Duane passes ’71, Gregg ’17. 7117, ABB, It’s fitting metaphor. They join Duane & Berry Oakley in The other side’s, now newly reformed Allman Brothers Band. The music now, as with all, …Timeless, Now belongs to the Ages…

-Think Oakland