My dad used to fly these. I’ve never been so close to one in flight.
Here it is, low and slow over Golden Gate Park heading southwest:
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One assumes it’s an HC-130H out of CGAS Sacramento.
You know, these people:
“When a friend of Sheryl Sandberg’s was looking for a stock image of a female plumber, all she found online were women posing in lingerie and clutching wrenches.”
Mmmm. What if I tried to find stock images of a “female plumber?” Here, take a look, no foolsies.
Well, wrenches, sure, that’s the whole point. Holding a plumber’s wrench = plumber, right?
But “posing in lingerie?” Not so much.
In fact not at all! But this one is close, I ‘spose:
Gentle Reader, I’ll make the impolite suggestion that billionaire* Sheryl Sandberg’s conveniently-unidentified millionaire* friend doesn’t know what she* is doing when she hunts for images online.
Why not sell books and lead by NOT (re)telling lies/stories that don’t add up?
END OF LINE.
Take a look:
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Answer: Yes, it sure as Hell is off-message.
The search engine is one particular of the most popular sites in the planet and its Chinese language version was widely utilised in the nation. Beijing routinely blocks access to websites run by the banned spiritual movement Falun Gong, human rights groups and some foreign news organisations like the BBC.”
A reward has just been offered.
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WHEN: July 14, 2013 between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
WHERE: On Broderick between Fell and Oak opposite Peet’s coffee.
There is parking in the DMV lot
WHAT: Pick up new fliers with the Reward Offering. Receive a location assignment for posting of fliers.
Sidi Friends and the San Francisco Community,
We would like to express our gratitude for all the tremendous support that we have received from you. So many of you have brought us food, donated money, spent hours posting fliers and helped in any way possible. This outpouring of love and kindness has kept us going in the absence of our beautiful son Sean.
We have yet to receive a single clue of Sean’s location. As many of you know, we have placed fliers all over San Francisco, Marin, and some in the East Bay. We have sent search parties from San Francisco all the way to the Oregon border. Last weekend, Claude (Sean’s dad) and two friends flew up to Montana to the Rainbow Gathering. This was a gathering of as many as 10,000 hippies and transient individuals. Some of the Rainbow family were in the park when Sean disappeared and it was speculated that he might be at this gathering. Unfortunately, Sean was not at the event, however, Claude and his friends managed to spread the word and hand out hundreds of photos and fliers.
At this point it is time to bring the search to the next level. We are now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to Sean’s safe return. We are hoping this will stimulate further interest and some possible solid leads. As a result, we need your help to post these new fliers and help spread this information.
If you are able to help us out, please join us this Sunday, July 14th. We will have 6,000 freshly printed fliers available to distribute. There are specific neighborhoods/locations that we would like to be certain to cover, however, if you prefer you have the option of placing the fliers in your own neighborhood. Be sure to bring a staple gun or tape (or both).
Thank you so very much,
The Sidi Family”
All right, let’s say you’ve heard about the big Shen Yun 2013 show at our Orpheum Theatre and you want to find out a little about it, m’kay?
So you type into Google and this what you get:
What you won’t get is something like this:
Or Yelp reviews neither, like these:
And you certainly won’t find the official Chinese Communist Party (“Socialism, with Chinese Characteristics!”) website on Shen Yun all that easily, oh no:
Cult Studies [Uh, FYI, CCP, your agitprop website looks a little crude, like it's from your little buddy North Korea, just saying.]
So I guess the lesson to be learned is that if a small group of people want to game Google so that you’ll buy tickets to this show without knowing, in a general way, what it’s about first, then they can.
Things I now know:
SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE;
THE BOLD ITALIC IS GANNETT COMPANY, INCORPORATED; and
SHEN YUN 2013 IS FALUN GONG
That’s something to consider when you’re getting the hard sell at San Francisco Costco #144, as seen last week on 10th Street:
Go ahead, Google “Ed Lee” and sure, that’ll cost Ed Lee a little money, as you might expect, but GlaxoSmithKline too will have to pay some coin.
Why GSK would want to target those interested in the Mayor of San Francisco, well, that escapes me…
(Oh, and the first non-sponsored result is wrong. It should say, “SF Mayor Ed Lee says he changes mind…” Cause, like how does the Chronicle know that Ed Lee didn’t plan on running for Mayor as early as, I don’t know, January?)
Well, you know, I’m not an “internet entrepreneur” on food stamps and Healthy San Francisco, so I lack the time necessary to natter excessively about Bay Area media hirings, firings, promotions, resignations, and whathaveyou. You know, I’m not up to speed on industry gossip the way some people are.
But here’s this:
“The Bay Citizen Plans Leadership Transition for 2012 - Lisa Frazier will step down as President and CEO in Q1 2012 but will continue to serve on the Board of Directors
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21, 2011 — The Bay Citizen announced today that it will begin a search for a new Chief Executive Officer. Lisa Frazier, who co-founded the award-winning news organization two years ago, will step down as President and CEO in the first quarter of 2012 to pursue other opportunities. She will remain on The Bay Citizen’s Board of Directors and participate in the search for her successor.
“Through her unbelievable passion, tenacity, and tremendous operational and strategic expertise, Lisa transformed an idea to innovate and reinvent local journalism into a vibrant, award-winning online news organization,” said Warren Hellman, Chairman of the Board of The Bay Citizen. “Over almost three years, Lisa designed the business model, marshaled community support and succeeded in building a strong organization.”
Frazier has been The Bay Citizen’s President and CEO since its inception in January 2010, after leading the effort to create and develop the organization in 2009. She built The Bay Citizen from the ground up, hiring key editorial, technology and business staff, expanding the organization to 30 employees and establishing pivotal partnerships with The New York Times, KGO radio and the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She raised more than $17.5 million dollars from major donors, members, corporations and foundations that will continue to support the organization through 2014. The Bay Citizen’s growing network of individual donors tripled this year and now exceeds 6,000. Its editorial content appears online, in print and on the radio, supplementing the fast-growing audience at baycitizen.org, which now averages over 275,000 unique visitors per month.
“With its growing readership and expanding network of supporters, The Bay Citizen is in an excellent position to bring on new leadership,” Hellman said. “Lisa accomplished all that she set out to do and more as the leader of the organization. I am pleased that she will continue to serve on the Board and assist in the search for her successor.”
The Bay Citizen newsroom, now led by Pulitzer Prize winner Steve Fainaru, has won several awards, including a national Sigma Delta Chi award for investigative reporting. Along with Chief Technology Officer Brian Kelley, Frazier developed The Bay Citizen’s industry-leading technology program, including Project Armstrong, an open-source content management and business platform funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
“We are proud to partner with The Bay Citizen to provide our Bay Area readers with high quality regional news coverage,” said Scott Heekin-Canedy, President and General Manager of The New York Times. “We see this as an enduring collaboration not only because of The Bay Citizen’s talented editorial team, but also because of the critical work done by Lisa and her team to build an effective model and infrastructure for our collaboration.” The Bay Citizen’s newsroom produces the articles in The Times’ Bay Area report every Friday and Sunday.
Frazier will join fellow Board members Hellman, Jeff Ubben and Susan Hirsch on the search committee for a President and CEO, support the transition process and continue to serve on The Bay Citizen’s Board of Directors.
“Close to three years ago I was surrounded by constant discussion of the death of the newspaper business in the United States,” Frazier said. “I reached a point where I felt it was time to jump in and take action. I was so fortunate to be able to tap the Bay Area community’s energy, spirit and passion for innovation to help develop a new model for sustainable local journalism. My goal was to establish a foundation upon which The Bay Citizen could sustain itself, provide great value to the Bay Area community, and lead technology innovation within the industry. I am incredibly proud of our team. They are innovators who see challenges as opportunities and I am confident they and my successor will continue the incredible progress we’ve made to date. I look forward to remaining on the Board and continuing to be a part of this talented and dedicated organization.”
ABOUT THE BAY CITIZEN:
The Bay Citizen is a nonprofit, nonpartisan member-supported news organization that provides in-depth original reporting on Bay Area issues including public policy, education, the arts and cultural affairs, health and science, the environment, and more. The Bay Citizen’s news can be found online at www.baycitizen.org as well as in print in The New York Times Bay Area report on Fridays and Sundays. For more information, please visit www.baycitizen.org.”
Via a source I fear to mention, well, now this just isn’t right:
“SF bay area craigslist > san francisco > gigs > event gigs
Apple emps needed to search home (bernal heights)
Date: 2011-09-04, 7:23PM PDT
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apple emps needed to search home and car looking for electronic devices. Devices may have faulty antenna please bring own GPS.
Previous law enforcement exp a plus.
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Bring your camera for when you spot Jared Fogle:
All the deets:
This week, NightLife works up a sweat in preparation for The San Francisco Marathon. CHEER SF will pump up the crowd with two performances in the East garden, followed by a costume contest for the best in workout attire (see below for categories). The SF Marathon crew and race partners will host interactive components including a chair massage station by Everest College, a yoga station from Lululemon, strategies from Bootcamp SF, UCSF RunSafe gait analysis and injury prevention advice, and contestants Ada Wong and Jesse Atkins from The Biggest Loser Season 10 leading a circuit workout. Plus, a series of creative short clips made just for planetarium domes at 6:30. Music by DJ Kap10.
Win a chance to run the 5k with “The Subway Guy,” Jared Fogle presented by The San Francisco Marathon! The “Where’s Jared” hunt will take place from 6pm to 9pm at NightLife. Dressed for the occasion, Jared will be in his finest workout attire. Be the first person to post 5 photos of Jared in 5 different locations at Nightlife to The The SF Marathon Facebook page and you will win an entry to the 5k event at The San Francisco Marathon on Sunday, July 31st!
Schedule of Events
6-9pm Snakes & Lizards- new exhibit! (Last entry at 8:45pm)/ Forum
6-10pm DJ Kap 10/ East Pavilion
6:30pm Best of DomeFest/ Planetarium
6:30-9:30pm SF Marathon Partners & Active Workshops / African Hall
7:30 & 8pm Performance by CHEER SF/ East Garden
7:30 & 8:30pm Life: A Cosmic Story/ Planetarium
8:30pm Workout Wear Costume Contest/ Piazza