The Simulation Universe Thought Experiment Blows My Mind

IMichio Kaku’s explanations of higher dimensions through metaphor went several steps further than Flatland did, and his book brought me to previously unknown levels of book brought me to previously unknown levels of intellectual stimulation. While I lacked the capacity to experience the fourth dimension in a more phy stimulation. While I lacked the capacity to experience the fourth dimension in a more physically direct way, Kaku’s descriptions allowed me to conceptualize it mentally. Continue reading The Simulation Universe Thought Experiment Blows My Mind

Garrick Lew – You Left Us as Better People, Rest In Peace.

“Renowned attorney and community activist Garrick Sherman Lew passed away on Friday, March 19, 2016, due to complications arising from his treatment for cancer. He will be remembered as a skillful and talented attorney, a tireless advocate in the fight for social justice and equality, an icon in the Asian American community, a devoted husband to his wife, Diane Hiura, a loving and engaged father to his two sons, Dillon and Brandon, and an indispensable friend to those who knew him.” Continue reading Garrick Lew – You Left Us as Better People, Rest In Peace.

BAP Blog Is Back!

It’s easy to slip into an autopilot-life mode, to repeat routines, to let the unthinking hours turn into unthinking days… to have those days slip into unthinking months… to look back on uneventful years. Writing is something, when done honestly, that confronts and prevents this type of quiet living death.
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He Was Black, They Felt Threatened, So They Killed Him

It seems the officers “felt threatened” when trying to “deescalate” the situation, said the mayor, a former police officer himself. A gun was recovered from the car later. Relatives were at a loss as to how or why a gun would have been there. Police were at a loss to explain what caused them to feel threatened, opting to instead to release a statement later. I guess they felt like they had an important reason for making the victims’ families wait. Continue reading He Was Black, They Felt Threatened, So They Killed Him

Asian Victims Increased in Every Crime Category (NYPD)

I was stunned by the fact that in New York City, the racial category comprised of people with Asian and Pacific Islander heritage were the only group that had an increase, in percentage and in raw numbers, as crime victims. Comparing the NYPD reports from 2008 to 2014, revealed that this was the case in every single category of crime (links to NBC.com “Concerns Raised Over Reported Rise in Crime Against Asian Americans in NYC”). Among the most serious of the categories are… Murder, Manslaughter, Rape… Continue reading Asian Victims Increased in Every Crime Category (NYPD)