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Is it any wonder that just as things start to feel REALLY dark...

Cheney pops up, and has a cynical secret circle with the GOP?
The man is as sick and rotted as his original heart.
He is so much that is bad about the U.S.
I hope to all Gods that ever were, that his new heart has a flaw.

Uber Defends Slashing Drivers’ Rates Amid LA Protest

Source: CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A spokesperson for popular ride-sharing service Uber has defended the company’s decision to cut its drivers’ rates in more than half as they gathered in protest Tuesday.

More than 50 Los Angeles-based Uber drivers assembled in a North Hollywood parking lot Tuesday night to voice their displeasure with continued cuts in their take-home pay.

“None of us have anything against the app. We love the app,” said driver Aya Valilar, who has been working with the company a year-and-a-half.

“I’ve experienced four cuts since I started. It was $2.50 a mile when I started a year-and-a-half ago, and now we are at $1.10 a mile. You can’t make a living off of that,” she said.

Read more: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/09/02/uber-defends-slashing-drivers-rates-amid-la-protest/

A small gathering, I know (of only 50), but I hope these folks can put a stop to what sounds like greed on Uber's part.

I was just told that Fox News used some of my music as a bumper for a show.

Of all the stations. Sheese!
I'd better get money out it! Gotta contact ASCAP, asap.

I just saw a police chase in L.A. on tv...

Several highway patrol (CHP) cars, and a helicopter were following a late model black Mercedes with tinted windows.
The driver finally exited the freeway, and slowly pulled over to the side.
The officers got out of their cars, walked over and tapped on the window. No guns drawn. No hesitation.
The driver stepped out. She looked to be a 60-70 year old white woman.
They brought walked her to the side of the street and began talking to her. The news station shut off the coverage.

I wonder if she'll even be fined.

That's how we ALL should be treated: not just rich white people in expensive cars.

Been watching live footage of the Ferguson protests via....

"I am Mike Brown Live from Ferguson, MO"

It was very interesting. Then the police set up a line, and started marching forward down the boulevard and began announcing that if you weren't with the media with credentials, you had to leave.

They also announced the media must stay within the media area.

Then, within minutes, they changed the announcement to ...the media must go back to command post (something like that). At which point, the live feed had to drive to a designated area.

They drove to where they were told (several miles away). They waited, the police at this post checked their credentials (twice) and they were directed to a NEW area miles away...to me, at this point (since they have been gassing up their vehicle) it appears media has been completely removed from giving any credible reporting on what's going on.

I can only wonder how many iPhones the police have smashed at ground zero.

Live feed from Ferguson?

I was watching a live feed from Ferguson last night (I believe it was an independent news source), but I can't locate it.
Anyone know what it may have been? I recall it started with an "A."


We're getting some rain in Southern California tonight...

The clouds in Southern California have been like the Republicans in congress: they have been showing up, but haven't been doing anything.

What's passing through tonight, must be executive order clouds.
I wonder if they'll get sued.

I had to share this photo of my dog. Maybe it will brighten someone's day.

My wife took the picture with her iPhone today at a park in San Pedro, California. She sent it to me, and I thought it was beautiful.
I guess it's the green openness behind my smiling pup that makes it.

I was laid off 2 years ago, and after the agony of trying to find FT work, I decided to...

freelance /contract (whatever you want to call it).
There was some work here and there, but I would only find work in pieces and then it would grow silent. This went on for over a year—and I was still looking for FT work during this time.

But suddenly, in the past month, I'm up to my ears in work. I'm actually concerned that I may have to say no to a couple of projects.

One of the projects came over because the skeleton crew at a company, said there was no way they could handle a certain project. And this company (and others) seem to want to keep me around, so they give me bit work ahead of time, to lure me in for more work in the future.

What I'm beginning to think is that the companies that scaled back their work force since the "Great Recession," are now having to scramble to find help—because their skeletons are getting PISSED!

I hope so. I hope things are improving and this isn't just another hiccup.

Keep your fingers crossed. FWIW.
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