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David Wright
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Attended University of California, Hastings College of the Law
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Summary of the Brazil-Germany game
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Caesar's minions must not only be incorruptible. They must also appear incorruptible (Sorry for the strained analogy. It's late). 
A few weeks ago, Gary Malec received what he believed was an unwarranted parking citation. Malec has lived on Cayuga Avenue near Glen Park for...
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Pamela, you'll probably get this from multiple sources, but, here's thinking of you: 

Stromae in Manhattan // Pamela in Brussels?
The Sunday before last, Paul Van Haver, the Belgian dance-music star, was in a taxi on his way to watch a World Cup soccer match between Belgium and Russia.
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One of the pointlessly cruel results of the 'war on terror' is the impunity given to security personnel (as well as to the security theater performers in the airport) to put individuals on 'no-fly lists' with no justification or explanation.

By declaring airports and borders sensitive for security, those areas are turned into constitution-free zones where barely-trained employees are given the right to punish anyone who acts less than submissive.

We wouldn't accept this anywhere else - but it doesn't actually have anything to do with genuine security. It's just a performance, with all of us forced to play one role or another. 

Here's one guy who did real security work,, but even he has to struggle to get treated with some basic fairness. 
Former Marine hopeful after no-fly list ruling
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Can we expect nil-nil draws to be standard by 2026?
 
This chart shows why Spain's exit from the World Cup is good news for goal-hungry fans http://econ.st/1yFHpuw #EconBrazil
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People regularly ask me what kind of cases I take, and where my clients are from. Here's an infographic showing the numbers of work-based immigrant visas in various fields from all the major contributing countries. This is one part of the world that Nela and I live in. 
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The economy is great around here, but friends in many parts of the country say things are still pretty slow. The administration needs to keep pushing to get the economy going again in spite of all the stonewallng he faces. 
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So, what do you think? A+? D-? 
Still facing a "frustratingly slow" search effort to replace retired taxi head Chris Hayashi, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has chosen Kate Toran to...
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You know all that data Homeland Security and the rest of the new world of data collection? The stuff they say they're just collecting so they can find a needle in a haystack, but they're not really going to be looking at your snapchat photos, etc.?  

CBP (Customs & Border Protection) sometimes likes to take electronic devices from people who want to enter the US - including US citizens. Here is what they want to do with your items:  

"... analysis on a variety of digital and portable media devices on a daily basis, such as computer hard drives, flash media devices, mobile devices, and GPS units.  A specialized high-speed computer forensic lab data center with multiple types of input and output ports is needed in order for LSS personnel to analyze these digital samples.  

The amount of data a computer forensic analyst is required to process can exceed multiple terabytes per case, requiring very fast and specialized lab computer hardware to process and analyze in a reasonable amount of time. "

Just sucking up all the data on the internet is insufficient. It's important to prevent you from returning to a trip to Toronto without having everything you carry vaccuumed into their maw. 

Note that today's Supreme Court decision ordering police to get warrants before searching cell phones does not apply: CBP works in the "deconstitutionalized zone" of the border. 
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I'm embarrassed to admit that I have heard my people say the original of almost every one of these. 
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FWIW, another article about Seattle psychologist John Gottman, whose work I've found very useful. 
Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.
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I am a lawyer in San Francisco. I've been a sole practitioner handling immigration cases of all kinds since 1993. I have a small office with a great legal assistant, and I love my job. I have super smart clients from all over the world building the tech world (H1Bs, Ls, Es, PERM, etc.). I have asylum seekers who've escaped from hideous abuse. I have couples and families who want to be together. 
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  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
    Law, 1989 - 1992
  • San Francisco State University
    MA-TEFL, 1984 - 1986
  • Pomona College
    History, 1974 - 1979
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The perils of flying while brown
www.salon.com

As a member of a multi-skin-toned family, I've come to regard the TSA with a mixture of fear and loathing

An emphatic answer to the 'Where are the jobs?' question
www.msnbc.com

At this point, with the year about half over, 2014 is currently on track to be the best year for U.S. job creation since 1999.

10 States Most Dependent on the Federal Government
wallstcheatsheet.com

According to a new report, residents in red states are more likely to receive help from the federal government.

Sexual Objectification: What It Is, Why It's Damaging, And How We Change It
www.upworthy.com

The difference between appreciating women and objectifying them is a really important one.

The right’s scoundrel returns: Why is Elliott Abrams allowed back in pol...
www.salon.com

Champion of most horrid U.S. policies ever is unfit to pick out clothes. So why is Politico letting him bash Obama?

Masters of Love
www.theatlantic.com

Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.

Thanks to new voter ID law, 93-year-old voter turned away in Alabama
www.dailykos.com

Willie Mims, 93, showed up to vote at his polling place in Escambia County Tuesday morning for Alabama's primary elections. Mims, who is Afr

Why America's armed forces have so many camouflage patterns
www.economist.com

THE United States Army’s combat uniforms will soon be covered in a new camouflage. Military.com, a news website, recently reported that the

Meet The Japanese Artist Who Threw Like Pollock And Thought Like Picasso
www.huffingtonpost.com

The great postwar artist Inoue Yuichi famously destroyed any work he thought “inferior,” As a result, Japanese collectors tend to hold onto

The Strange And Wonderful World Of San Francisco Street Art
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"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness," so says Charles Dickens in t

Meet Yung Jake, The Art World's Favorite Rapper
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"Yung Jake was born on the Internet in 2011," reads the press release for the young artist and rapper's show at Steve Turner Gallery in Los

A deadly transfiguration
www.economist.com

WHEN Pope Francis became the first Jesuit pontiff, there was a surge of interest in a religious fraternity which, like it or loathe it, has

I'm a stranger here myself
www.economist.com

ONE in four people living in New Zealand was born outside the country, according to figures released last month from the 2013 census of New

Guess Who Tried to Prevent the VA Crisis -- and Who Stood in Their Way!
www.huffingtonpost.com

Who would've ever thought, after years of relentless cost-cutting in the halls of Washington, that the federal government actually spends ou

Rethinking Campaign Finance
www.nytimes.com

A congressional proposal that just might work in a post-Citizens United world.

Dollar signs on a canvas
www.economist.com

AN air of money hangs over the Senegalese capital this month for the Biennale of contemporary African art, the largest of its kind on the co

Inspiring Life Advice for Economic Realists.
www.mcsweeneys.net

DANCE like your bonus depends on it. LAUGH like you’re the last to understand the CEO’s joke. LOVE like your line manager is assessing your

I'm not a Democrat. I'm an anti-Republican.
theweek.com

The return of Benghazi is the latest evidence that the GOP is putting its unhinged obsessions before the good of the country

Office Talk Visualized
www.theatlantic.com

The origins of workplace jargon

Why more skilled immigration would be good for American workers, too
www.washingtonpost.com

A new estimate from Standard & Poor's suggests that employment-based immigration reform would be a boon for the U.S. economy right when we n

I have 3 immediate family members there, so it's a place with a lot of intense memories. My only complaint is that for cremations, they only allow 1 family member to attend. It felt weird to have this major event treated like an administrative detail was weird. I hope they change this. As for Thomas Fredlik's joke, Gunn does have plenty of future MDs, so I'm sure exploration was been discussed. However, as one of the jr. high and high school students who hung out there sometimes late at night, it was comforting to have ancestors watching over my early experiments in ... never mind. FYI, all the students treated the place with surprising respect.
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Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Dosa without the attitude, very clean and fresh-made.
Food: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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I knew they were good, cheap, and very conscientious all the 3 or 4 years I lived in the lower Haight and took my clothes to them. Now that I've moved to SOMA, I realize they are WAY better than anyone I've gone to since. They're open insanely long hours - I would drop off at 7:30 AM to get to work by 8 AM, and they were always there, plus Saturdays and most holidays. They got out stains other cleaners couldn't get out. Burning Man mud, wine stains, dog stains, etc., on silk, leather, etc., - no problem. They'd find my clothes every time without complaining though I'd lost my ticket again and again. If a button got knocked of, they're replace it (even on shirts with cheap, crappy buttons). We had to clean a huge pile of stuff (don't ask why), so they gave us a huge discount. I had an old briefcase of my dad's, mildewed from being out in the garage for years. They said they'd see what they could do, I said I knew it might be impossible, but I'd pay anyway. They cleaned it 5 times, getting almost all the smell out, then wouldn't take my money since they hadn't gotten it out 100%. In SOMA I can't find anyone a 1/10 as good.
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Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago