Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Know Your Allies!

When looking to accomplish any goal, always look to identify who and where are one’s allies.  That is to say, always look to see who else supports the attainment of your goal and look to team with them towards the common goal.  Of course, some consortium of leadership might be required to accomplish any common goals when partnering with others. 

For example in the U.S.A., has anyone else noticed that both the Occupy Movement and the Tea Party Movement have/had essentially the same goals but are/were possibly approaching the common goal in the middle of their outlooks from the two opposite ends of the political spectrum, so to speak – this, irrespective of wherever it is to which the Occupy Movement disappeared as well as irrespective of any superficial notions regarding the mindsets maintained by the constituents of those two groups/movements in that these mindsets appear (or have been portrayed)  as totally/essentially diverging from one another?  Were their mindsets and goals portrayed as not compatible so that they would not team together?  Would they have teamed either way, with or without any divergent portrayals of their mindsets by the ‘mainstream’ media outlets (or whoever)?  Anyway, that’s where the common/consortium of leadership aspect has to step-in.  These groups (Occupy and Tea Party Movements) had no common leadership and likewise neither group appears to have been especially successful in accomplishing perceived goals to date – common or otherwise.  Maybe their goals needed better definition too, but…   Then again, the final chapter may have yet to be written on the matters, of course. 

(July, 2014)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Was the Shark Attack an Attack on the Shark?

July 8th, 2014
Regarding the Manhattan Beach great white ‘shark attack’ on July 5th, 2014:

The fisherman supposedly spoke of his desires to catch a great white sharks in the past.


After note, July 9th, 2014: I heard this reported late yesterday:
From “NBC 4 News at 11pm,” KNBC Ch. 4 L.A., “The fisherman that battled the great white shark will not be cited…, officials said there was no reason to believe the fisherman were targeting great white sharks which is illegal in Cal.”  Methinks maybe they best revisit that one – maybe according to the hearsay I am hearing anyhow.   

July 13th, 2014
The more I read, the more it seems those trying to catch the shark were totally aware of what they were doing.  This, even if I am totally wrong about the swimmer. See Facebook group “Shark Boyz Shark Fishing Crew.” Maybe all Cal. govt. depts. should be as laid back as Fish and Wildlife appears in this matter?

Manhattan Beach ponders fishing rules in wake of shark bite incident  

July 22nd, 2014
I hear the fisherman guy who was trying to catch the great white at MB pier caught a pretty good sized stingray/manta ray today on the Hermosa pier - as the MB pier is still closed.

Shark Attack Caught On Tape In Manhattan Beach

Shark Attack Triggers 60-Day Ban on Pier Fishing in Manhattan Beach

Shark attack victim stared 'eyeball to eyeball' with predator

Fisherman defends himself in shark attack, Manhattan Beach pier closed to fishing

Strongest Fishing Lines

Conservation Status of Great White Sharks (i.e.: Endangered Species under California Law, if Wikipedia is correct).