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Bram Warrick
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And then... Day 3.

We saw the Monterey Aquarium (no pictures of that) and then drove up the PCH to Half Moon Bay - connecting to where we'd left off a few days earlier.

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A week and a half ago we got to host my youngest son's first visit to the Bay Area.

We hung out, visited - and traveled the Pacific Coast Highway in three sections.

Attached is Day 1 of our journey.

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We need more of this.

Inclusion. Listening. Humility. Tearing DOWN walls, not building new ones.

Given much of their personal stories, I don't think making these points is purely political for them. Are the points convenient? Yes, but...

Given their challenger's message it is absolutely essential. And I'm very glad this is being done on a national stage.

America needs to hear this. White America especially.
'We white Americans need to do a better job of listening when African Americans talk,' Hillary Clinton said in a recent speech.
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As a former Ingress player, this article gets a lot right.

I've dabbled in Pokémon Go and the issues sorely remind me of Ingress.

My opinion: Niantic is the Nest of augmented reality games. They should be rebuilt top to bottom. Not years from now. Now, now. Or it will be another painful Alphabet failure.
 
Pokémon GO, Ingress and Niantic: A Tale of Developer Apathy Ruining Massive Potential
Pokémon GO set the world on fire with its release, and now it is doing again for a different reason. Read on as we see why Niantic is bad for Pokémon GO!
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Her husband's speech was stellar, exceptionally moving and tremendously American.

Then Trump criticized her for not having her own comments on stage. And he did so in traditional Trump-like fashion: snarky, denigrating and saying-things-without-saying-them.

This is her reply. It is at least as good as her husband's speech.
Trump said he would like to hear from me about my son. Here’s what I have to say.
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One more for today.

This is more family than it is exploring California, but I really like the pictures and I know others will as well.

+David Warrick's Graduation is in here. :-)
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Day 2 of Devin's visit was focused to the north - mostly around Muir Woods.

He took so many pictures... these are almost all his - even if it has my name on it.

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I've long been troubled by the problem of "firsts." First female, first black, first hispanic, first... first...

This podcast addresses one flavor - moral licensing. It's something I feel I've seen play out over the past eight years on the national stage. And in so many minor stories.

It's worth a listen. It can be done at your computer, as you commute, as you clean. But either way, give it a listen?


* I know not everyone is a fan of Malcolm Gladwell, but I feel the points and narrative hear fully justify an open mind and the time it takes to listen.
Listen to “The Lady Vanishes” Episode 1 of The Revisionist History Podcast with Malcolm Gladwell.
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I don't know exactly why this is "suddenly" evident to some.

The dog-whistle comments have been transparent for decades, and the "southern strategy" was a pretty clear swerve to cash in on "aggrieved whites" (I thought they were tired of PC labels).

I don't have a problem with conservative ideas like strong foreign policy or concern for national debt. Or even a natural tension between what the correct tax level should be.

But when this election cycle reveals that an aspiring racist-in-chief can consistently poll above 40%... you know there's an issue. There is NO denying it. The gravitational core of the Republican party appears to be "white nationalism."

November 2008 America wondered if we were post-racial and a lot of people said, "no, not close." Others were surprised by that answer.

I don't think they're surprised any more. Or they shouldn't be. But self-deception is a powerful thing.

It is un-American to be against equal rights. It is unpatriotic. And it is beneath us.

I'm tired of founding fathers and flags being used as symbols of the oppressive side of history (think about it).

For decades, they've been party to dog whistle comments and summoned "aggrieved whites" to their side. It was (and is) morally wrong, empathetically wrong, and fundamentally un-American. To pretend otherwise is inhumane. And, yes, you lose the right to govern.
"The gravitational center of the Republican Party is white nationalism."
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I have more thoughts on this... But I'm currently running errands.

I continue to think people don't understand how rhetoric works with Trump.

The Khan's are the closest to getting it right. And it's tweaking Trump.
The Republican nominee has chosen to debate the parents of a slain American serviceman over who has sacrificed more.
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President Barack Obama used his Democratic National Convention speech to make the case that Hillary Clinton is the best person to be president and that she will build on his time in office.
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+Debra Cleaver and I took a daylong road trip across to Half Moon Bay and then up the Marin Headlands - following the Pacific Coast Highway, unless that took us away from the ocean.

Devil's Slide, alone, could take an entire day to explore...

As could the Marin Headlands.
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Recent transplant to the Bay Area - and loving it. Father of three - all grown.
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    Distribution Systems Manager, 2013 - 2016
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