October 24th, 2011
Last week I was at a conference in Minneapolis, and on Thursday I happened to be walking by when some folks camped out in the middle of an intersection and were arrested to raise awareness about the foreclosure crisis. I stopped and filmed a bit of the action. The police acknowledged the protestors rights to assemble and speak but emphasized that this assembly was unlawful because it was blocking an intersection. The two chants that were being employed by the crowd were “WE-ARE-THE 99%!” and “STOP FORECLOSURES NOW!”
Indeed, it is shameful that we took such extraordinary measures to protect the wealth on Wall St. (admittedly also sparing everyone the pain from a collapse of the global economy) but have done relatively little to direct benefit of Main St.
Here is an article from The Minnesota Independent (link), and here is the video I took in Mpls:
Just posted a 1.00 mi run - core atrength and run. http://rnkpr.com/axjkyw
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Just posted a 1.00 mi run - core strength and run. http://rnkpr.com/axespo
Just posted a 1.00 mi run - core strength and a short run. http://rnkpr.com/ax9fsw
Just posted a 1.00 mi run - core strength and a short run. http://rnkpr.com/ax6qk5
For the second game in a row, the Knights faced a team with whom they were evenly matched. Unfortunately, it didn't work out as well as the first time. After giving up several turnovers and losing their starting QB to injury near the end of the first half, they lost 22 to 2 (dropping their record to 1 win and 4 losses). Early in the game, Elliot had a nice end-around run that went for a first down. After the Knight's QB was injured, Elliot played the rest of the game at QB and linebacker (instead of the usual receiver and linebacker). He completed two passes (one of which came agonizingly close to a TD on the last play of the first half), but he had a rough time overall (since the Knights had a hard time getting a running game going or stopping the pass rush). Considering he hadn't played any QB since pre-season practice and none in the shotgun formation that they're running now, I thought he did a good job. On one play when they were backed up to their goal line, he called a hard count and drew an off-sides penalty on the defense to get five extra yards of cushion. I was impressed that he thought to call that play in that situation.
Finn's team lost too…28 to 21. His TD streak ended at six games. He only carried the ball twice, so his opportunities were limited.
A couple weeks back we drove down to Indianapolis to go to a football game with the Somasi family. This is the fourth year we've gone to a game (Browns in 2008, Vikings in 2009, and Panthers in 2010).
We started the day at the Children's Museum and then went to the Sunday night game at Lucas Oil stadium. When we bought the tickets, we were looking forward to seeing both the Steelers and Peyton Manning. Unfortunately, only one of those two worked out. It was lucky for the Steelers because I think they would have had their butts whooped if the Colts had a decent QB behind center. I was quite glad we were inside for the game because it was cold and rainy outside.
Here are a few photos: