I just received an email from GrapskiDefense. It pretty much speaks for itself. Let's get together and stand behind Charlie.
On February 12th 2007 Charlie Grapski was arrested for his presence at a meeting of the Alachua City Commission.
Grapski has been investigating and exposing corruption in the City of Alachua by the City's political and law enforcement officials.
Grapski refused to cooperate in his unlawful arrest and detention by going limp.
Alachua Police Chief Robert Jernigan ordered an officer to Taser Grapski because of his passive resistance.
This use of "extreme and lethal force" has been heavily criticized in the U.S. by Amnesty International. The threat to use such force in this instance is clearly inappropriate and excessive.
The Ad Hoc Committee for the Defense of Charlie Grapski and Alachua is calling on all concerned citizens to contact the newly elected Governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, and call for the immediate suspension of Robert Jernigan and the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the numerous allega tions of criminal wrongdoing within the City of Alachua's Police Department.
(cross posted at Howard Empowered People)
When life gives you lemons, make lemon sherbet. This video starts with about 30 seconds of just the cranking, partly inspired by the NPR soundscapes. Spend some time just listening to the cranking of the sherbet.
As Miranda explains, we got the ice from the waterfall behind our house, a small effort to use nature around us, instead of relying on fossil fuel produced electricity to do the cranking and freezing.
Wednesday’s Tri-State Tech Wire newsletter had an article about Heavy.com raising $12.8 million in its fifth round of venture capital. Over on Don’t’ Go South, they claim the number is $12.3 million and question the wisdom of the business model. “Working your ass off to run a content portal that does $10M in ad revenue and costs $11M to operate is not exactly the golden ticket to paradise.”
Yet there is a bigger problem for Heavy.com. Over on a mailing list of videobloggers, Casey McKinnon, Executive Producer of Galacticast writes, “We found out today that MyHeavy.com has been re-posting our videos with a huge pre-roll banner ad and a second huge ad surrounding the video when it plays (all without our permission or knowledge).”