This is a great piece. Giving, or not, isn't an issue that I agonize much about. I give when I have both the spare money and the desire to give. I don't worry about what the person will do with the money. That, I think, is too condescending. I also don't worry about being scammed because I figure anyone who has… » 7/28/14 3:18pm Monday 3:18pm

This is really Bratton's fault and, ultimately, is on de Blasio. Brooklyn's D.A. has said its office won't even prosecute low level marijuana possession charges while Bratton has refused to change policing policies to conform to that reality. This isn't just about one bad cop, they shouldn't have been hassling this… » 7/28/14 9:36am Monday 9:36am

Just a warning that ebook, print on demand or whatever, you're going to have to hand sell every copy. That's not a bad thing. I had a blast doing this with a short ebook I put out a little over a year ago. I used Vook as a partner. If I had done it totally alone I would have made a few bucks. Instead, I left Vook… » 7/25/14 3:45pm Friday 3:45pm

Yep... and... yet they never get their comeuppance. The kids of guys like this end up whoring themselves on reality shows and we laugh and laugh and call for "Paris Hilton Taxes" as yet another Paris is born to a life of not having to work when the rest of us have to... » 7/18/14 10:46pm 7/18/14 10:46pm

His problem is that he's a public figure. One thing that might work for him is that he is such a reviled figure and has been convicted of so many crimes that he'd be able to argue that people might reasonably believe he committed acts depicted in the game. That would conceivably give him some basis for a defamation… » 7/16/14 12:43pm 7/16/14 12:43pm

It's not that insane. All areas of law enforcement make choices about which laws are going to be enforced on a near daily basis. You can simply direct the federal authorities not to waste resources enforcing the law in states where marijuana has been decriminalized. It's not perfect but, eventually, federal law… » 7/15/14 1:51pm 7/15/14 1:51pm

Of course protecting people is most important but the OP has a point, too... It's 2014. There are better ways of doing this, especially when the threat is most likely not going to materialize. A split screen with the audio going to the weather guy, makes a lot of sense. Honestly, a crawl should be sufficient but I… » 7/13/14 9:44pm 7/13/14 9:44pm

So, you can basically fire somebody for almost any reason in America. Every campaign season somebody gets fired because the boss doesn't like their political bumper sticker and every campaign season we're told its legal. What we never do is debate the legality of this. If Kodiak can fire people for legally buying… » 7/10/14 9:19am 7/10/14 9:19am