Monthly Archives: January 2016

Draymond Green should be starting in the All-Star game.

Quantitative:

Draymond Green has averaged 14.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 7.4 assists in 34.5 minutes per game this season for the Warriors. He has15 double-doubles and 8 triple-doubles.

Qualitative:

“No I’m not disappointed,” Green said on a video from Uninterrupted. “I’m not upset. I’ve never been a guy who expects anything to be given to me or if it doesn’t happen disappoints me.
At the end of the day I thank the fans for even being near consideration of starting. That’s something that I could have never even imagined in my career or coming into this season or any other season. It’s just something I thought would never happen to me to even be in that conversation. I thank the fans all around the world.”
Conclusion:

Charles Barkley is right. Draymond Green should be starting in the All-Star game.              Draymond Green should be starting because he has mad skills and a good attitude

Now that Charles Barkley has seen the light, he should enjoy a game in Oakland while he can still get good taco for $2.

The arena and the stadium have plenty of parking and it is easy to get to. It is in close proximity to the international airport; interstate 880; interstate 580; and Amtrak.

A high roller like Charles Barkley could have a drink on the ferry and catch a cab from Jack London square to the arena.

Barkley will have to pay $5.00 for a miniature Foo Foo doughnut when he sees the Warriors in San Francisco and Shaq will not be impressed.

Warriors VS Spurs 7:30pm

Regarding the Raider Situation:

Larry Ellison would be a good fit for the Raider Nation. He should buy the team and build a new stadium. If Mr. Ellison can buy an Island he can build a stadium.

Regarding Oakland:

I know a retired veteran who is paying $1200.00 for a studio in East Oakland.
It is good for the city’s residents that Walgreens was not exempted from the minimum wage to build a store.

Tacos were a $1.50 before the minimum wage increase. Now they are two dollars and worth every penny of it.

No inflation here. It is Just a bubble

Hopefully Oakland will learn from San Francisco the consequences of “Pay to Play” city government.
Disclosure:
The writer is biased to maintain the Oakland Coliseum because the writer can find free parking or take BAART, get good seats and watch the San Francisco Giants at a discount. Premium Seats at AT&T are expensive and difficult to obtain.

DOES BOTOX IMPAIR EMPATHY?

Hollywood film directors were among the first to recognize the downside of Botox. Several years ago, Martin Scorsese, whose works include Raging Bull, Taxi Driver and The Departed, became an early and outspoken critic of the anti-aging treatment. The Academy Award-winning director complained that it was becoming increasingly difficult to find an actress who could use her face to express the range of human emotion, especially anger.
It may be worse than the famed director suspected. New evidence is now suggesting that Botox may harm not only the expression of emotion, but also its comprehension. The facial paralysis that does away with unwanted frown lines may cripple a crucial ability to process emotional language.
That’s the conclusion of David Havas, a psychological scientist at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Havas and his colleagues did not set out to study the unintended consequences of the controversial cosmetic treatment. Their goal was to study the role of the nervous system in normal language processing, specifically the idea that people comprehend emotional language in part by involuntarily simulating emotions with their facial nerves and muscles. They used injections of the neurotoxin to disable certain facial nerves as a way of testing this theory.
The scientists studied first-time patients who were scheduled for Botox treatment to get rid of their frown lines—a treatment that works by paralyzing a particular set of facial muscles. Since frowns are an important element in anger and sadness, they wanted to see if disabling the frown muscles impaired comprehension of sad and happy sentences—but not happy ones. They had the patients read dozens of sentences of each kind, both before Botox treatment and two weeks later, timing them to see if there was any slowdown in reading speed as a result of the treatment.
The results were unambiguous. The scientists not only verified their theory of language processing, they also showed that getting rid of frowns selectively impairs the ability to understand angry and sad sentences. In other words, it’s normal to frown when we try to process anger and sadness. If we can’t frown, our emotional understanding breaks down.
The popularity of Botox has of course spread far beyond Hollywood since Scorsese first sounded the alarm about those in the acting biz. The director might now be concerned about the emotional depth of his audience as well.