Jann Scotts Journal
Jann Scott’s Journal has been running since 1998 from Boulder Colorado. It is a written commentary by Boulder’s most famous cultural icon and futurist. Nothing is sacred here. This is a burning look at the smartest, happiest, richest , whitest city in America.
Every Time somebody donates money to the Dairy Center for Performing Arts it pisses me off to no end. Why ? Well, it is not because I am anti arts… on the contrary.. I am an artist; writer,Actor, photographer, designer, and film maker…. so I am not against the arts. Oh really.., well then Jann what is it ? Pray tell.
OK here goes again for the umteenth time incase you just moved to Boulder.
When the Dairy Center was first built and opened in the mid 90′s there was a component that was Key. It was the addition of the South East wing of the Building which cost $300,000 of my money. My Comcast dollars. Comcast Built an entire TV studio called studio 54. Then Comcast kicked in another $450,000 of my Comcast money to finance the operation of a local Public access TV Channel for an entire year. Every year Comcast gave you $300,000 to operate this local access channel for one year on into infinity.
It was state of the Art and won awards and honorable mentions all across the country… Then something horrible happened. The board of public access changed. They had no idea what they were doing. The censorship started. First all of the art was censored, then all of the programming and performance was censored. Then the city got involved and censored even more.
Before it was over the city shut the channel down and cut a deal with Crocs who opened the Boedecker Theater which the Dairy Center has total control over… So the people involved in ruining public access TV in Boulder are Richard Polk and Sue Deans dairy power couple old farts. Macon Cowles and his wife who are a couple of Commie fascist who need to control everything. The sister broads , Robin Beeck, who now run BIFF but once controlled the channel. In the end they stole Channel 54s premier event and turned it into their private money maker. The guys who started Digital Arts also led the board for years , but made such a mess of it , they opened their own shop.. Bruce Borowsky. The city then hired a guy from California named Tony Perri to run things..He imploded after a series of missteps and moved back to the beach to make surfing dog videos. Then Alan Ohashi took over and he lost his ass and the whole thing shut down… where it remains to this day. Dark as night. Channel 54 as black as a Nazi SS Uniform... a city staffer recently told me “they never want to go through that again nor have the council involved even remotely with public access. ” Crystal Gray, former Mayor told me ” the council who interfered had absolutely no concept of what public access tv was… they were the wrong people at the wrong time”
Public access channel 54 shut down by corrupt city officials and their goons. So when suckers like Gordon and Grace Gamm step up and drop a cool million on this scandalous Dairy Center for performing arts, I just want to pass out… They are adding to the right winged agenda of the corrupt cabal who suppress freedom of Speech in Boulder. The Dairy shut down true video and digital art in Boulder.
Yep,they tried to shut me up…. but Comcast hired me immediately to broadcast on their state wide Local origination channel. Then the School district put my shows on their channel BV-22 where I can be seen nightly at 9:00pm. That has been going on since November 2007 when the city put Nazi SS troops in charge of free speech and turned channel 54 dark.
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Blood clots are very dangerous and often not caught. They can make their way to either the heart or the brain or clog a blood vessel someplace and cause catastrophic damage. They lead to strokes and heart attacks
They are often fatal. This is a near miss for Feld who is reportedly resting at home taking blood thinners.
Last year Feld wrote about depression and how he was dealing with it. Then this year he’s finally struck with a blood clot. 2 years ago Feld wrote a book with David Cohen called Do More Faster a manual for entrepreneurs on how to burn the candle at both ends. When I saw the title I shuttered and thought ” Oh my God this guy has no clue”
But the do more faster lifestyle philosophy is not exactly the Boulder way. it is more the New York City Way or The Wall Street Way. Feld who is known for working incredible amounts of hours, getting little sleep and running marathons is Boulders startup Guru. But one has to question this startup genius. Does he plan on publicly working himself to death at an early age? He is well on his way.
Boulder has had many gurus over the years who all seem to have the answer to life. There was Trungpa Rinpoche who dragged a lot of people down the road buddhism and alcoholism and aids through unprotected sex. A lot of people died following that guy.
Feld is leading people into workaholism. He and Tech Stars have a nationwide following. Unfortunately we are getting to watch him implode along the way. He should be used as a good bad example on how not to lead your work life. Maybe he’ll smarten up. After all Boulder is a place where people come to live an alternative lifestyle of peace, prosperity, health,wellness at a sane pace. I like Brad Feld and I’d like to see him live and not go the way of Janis, Jim, or Mama Cass.
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Jann Scotts Journal is a column on American culture seen through the eyes of this Boulder sage since 1999.
As a guy who shoots his mouth off for a living and often writes inflammatory editorials, and have a reputation for that kind of stuff. Nobody takes me seriously for what I write or what I say on video. That’s always a mistake be cuz they play right into my jaws of death.
A lot of what I do is parody. Now does that get in the way? sometime. Being a CEO in addition to being a talk show host can be a tricky balancing act. It’s the price I pay for freedom of speech and performance.. it’s particularly interesting here in Boulder which prizes itself as a hip free city when in fact it is scaredy cat.
But what the Sony executives did was ,well, let’s just say heads are going to roll ,starting with the CEO. Why? Because. she put herself up as” I am CEO of Sony” untouchable… she is not a comic, a performer, culturalist editorialist, or a commentator. No she put herself up as an American businessman…… oooops; not anymore.
Nothing is private on the web.
Now what the North Koreans did by hacking into Sony is nothing short of Cyber war. On the other hand looking at it from this perspective what was Sony thinking when they made this movie? They knew North Korea was going to come after them. They had to know right? Oh no maybe they didn’t think about it. nobody thought that . North Korea is just like the crazy Muslim nations. you go ahead and make a crazy movie about Mohammad and find out what the world of Islam will do. blowing s*** up all over the United States..
How dumb can you be
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American Police #profiling now use computer analysis to target neighborhoods, streets, and specific blocks. The database also predict the likelihood of crime based on specific days. Police all over the USA can now predict crime and up patrols on given days in given neighborhoods. They can even predict whom of you is more likely to commit a street crime this Saturday night. Don’t thinks so. ? Don’t be naive.
To say that Police don’t profile…..Hah!. oh we profile Alright, right to the member’s of your teenage gang.
But the analysis is based on numbers not color. If middle aged white guys did a lot of neighborhood street crime …. I would be bitching about being stopped by the police all the time .Well, if computer programs can pick winning baseball teams….you knew fighting crime was next . Well it is here today.
From The Police are nice here in Boulder….
( of course we don’t have any crime and everybody is rich and carries guns , but so much for the myth of thew gun hating liberal cities…. Hell, the last two home invades got shot or beat to death with a baseball bat… Holy shit !! yep.)
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WE AMERICANS ARE RACIST
If you find a company in Boulder or Denver and there are no people of color working there, you can be assured that racism exists in that company .
Let’s take a police department in the given city. Now the police department should represent the percentage of the same people of color in the department so if its like 80 percent white than the department should be 80% white.
The other 20% be people of color. I don’t know if that’s the case in Boulder or Denver. I would think that it was. Probably not. Most companies in Boulder or Denver certainly have more whites than blacks. Now, why is that? Because the company is racist. Now why is that? Because the population is racist. Now why is that? well let’s say you’re in the service business in a mostly white community and you hire people of color to work for waiting on customers .
Customers will not come to your business because you have blacks. They will go someplace else. That’s true here in Boulder. First of all boulder does not have any black people….. White people are so used to seeing only white people, that black people really stand out. The exception would be if you are a really in shape beautiful black person….. Cause everybody here is beautiful… first and foremost. So like if you are a fat obese person… forget it.. You are not getting a job in Boulder. If you are Denzel Washington you are going to get a job here.
Then there’s the whole attitudinal thing between whites and blacks on the job. They can’t get along over racism.
Some companies feel that if they hire black or Mexican employees, that the black and Mexicans will steal from them more than the whites employees. why is that? Most white employees I have interviewed say that black and mexican employees are always the ones involved in employee theft. Why? Cause they feel the white man has been ripping them off for years and it is payup time.
Oh Yeh, America is racist. Boulder is Racist….
Remembering Beth Haynes for a completely different reason than the award , her death or domestic violence:
Here is the dilemma. it is the same today as it was the day (night) Boulder Police Officer Beth Haynes was gunned down. I am talking about fire power; stopping power; overwhelming force to stop the threat.
Beth Haynes had a 9mm… She shot her attacker 3 times but he kept coming until he got right over her and assassinated her. Would a 12 gauge Mossberg with a10 inch barrel have helped?? Are Boulder police now instructed to carry a shotgun when they go into a domestic violence situation.? What about handguns.? Common knowledge knows that 9 millimeter is a useless gun. 38 does not have enough rounds. Nor any revolver has enough rounds these days. A 45 caliber is too unwieldy. A 40 caliber Beretta is the FBI gun of choice. What does boulder PD issue?. The Beretta has good knock down power. It is also the handgun issued to our Marines in Afghanistan. I will tell you that that hand gun saved my sons life while in the Marines Battle for Falujia in 2003. More than once.
But lets take the situation in Ferguson Mo. Where the Officer was attacked by Michael Brown in his car. Brown was 18, 250 lbs football player, on drugs, had just committed a robbery. when the Ferguson police officer contacted Brown, Brown charge the officer , attacked him in his car. The officer got off two rounds in the car hitting Brown who then retreated.
Then the officer made nearly the same fatal mistake Beth Haynes made. He confronted an enraged Brown with a hand gun. Brown charged the Ferguson officer again and the officer put 6 more rounds into Brown. The final one went through the top of his head as Brown lunged at the officer That was the stopping round. 9 shots into Michael Brown. But it took 9 shots. 9 shots from a 9 millimeter.
Should the officer have had a shotgun at the ready? I am quite frankly worried for the safety of our police officers when they go into a one on one situation with an enraged attacker.
I am already on the record as saying, that I do not think much of police work is suitable for women. They are no match in a physical contest with most men. Especially, young enraged men. Had that been a women police officer in Ferguson , she would be dead now and Michael Brown would be pleading his innocence… But if you look at injuries to police officers on boulder PD , the majority are female police officers.
Just sayin all of it.
And I realize there are millions of Americans who think Michael Brown was shot dead in cold blood…….. I am not so sure about that. I have been a reporter for too long and seen too much gang crime by young black gangsters…. all of whom were good kids… on some days….. and other days were violent young men hell bent on killing someone.
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That means if you frighten them them they can and will shoot to kill you. They do not have much of an in between.
So I always approach cops with this in mind. I am not stupid. I don’t ever do things to antagonize them. I never fight with them or argue with then.
They have the gun on their holster. They have the badge of authority and the entire police department, district attorneys office and local government behind them.
Cops are the wrong people to fuck with always. Many of them are stressed and overworked. They spend much of the day dealing with scumbag wife beaters, child abusers, drug addicts and alcoholics, thieves etc.
So when they run up on you in a traffic stop just know you have a wilkd lion coming up to your car and you don’t want to piss him or her off.
What to do in a traffic stop.
1. Pull over to the right immediately and stop.
2. Don’t get out of the car.
3. Put your hands up on the steering wheel and keep them there.
4. If it is night , turn your overhead light on so the officer can see your hands.
5. Don’t go fishing around for your license or registration in the glove box.
6. Sit still and wait for the cop to come to your window and wait for instructions.
7. Cops get nervous when you go to the glove box or start fishing around. They worry that you might have a gun or someone in the car has a gun .
8. Be polite. Yes sir no sir goes a long way. Don’t argue with him.
9 I have found that being polite to a police officer always helps….. If I have done something wrong in the vehicle I just admit it or say i didn’t realize and apologize. That approach will get you less point on a ticket or a warning. I almost never get stopped and when I do it is usually with a warning.
10. I am serious. I could have driven over the guys mother and he’ll give me a warning. Why. because I pose no threat.
12. Now of course I am white, middle aged and look like Rush Limbaugh so that helps… a lot. I am usually well dressed and well spoken. I don’t give off attitude.
13 I have no idea what to say to those of you who are black, Latino, or wear gangster clothes. I would take my hat off and do your best Eddie Murphy impression.
14. when I was a long haired hippie and on drugs and wearing weird clothes… believe it or not I was the guy who was cool calm and collected around cops. I was often the spokesperson. ” Yes sir. No problem here sir. thank you sir . no sir yes sir. did you want to fuck one of the girls sir cause that one there thinks your cute.” I mean , I will do anything to keep the heat off and make sure the cops are feeling non threatened. I just try to be nice to them. Cause nobody else has been all day and they appreciate it.. And that means they will go find somebody else to eat.
15. If you have somebody with you who is being agro toward the cops, you tell that person to “shut the fuck up” in no uncertain terms. You tell the cop .. “You will have no problem with us sir, I am sorry for my disrespectful friend he was smoking crack before you so caringly stopped us ” and then you make sure a friend sits on that guy or girl.
16. Now you people of color, try to dress as white as you can. And talk as white as you can. Wear Kakis and a blue oxford shirt and a red and blue stripped tie. Talk about how you love the police and hope to be a police officer next year. Smile like Chris Rock and mention church.
sorry that is how it goes. This is a white mans world. White businessmen do rule…Next come our white women and our white children. If you are rich like me and live in a rich white city like Boulder you get treated like a Lord by the cops. Then again I don’t fuck up. I am not out dealing drugs, shooting people, robbing, stealing rapping or walking the streets. I am scared shitless. But I get more points than you.
If you are black, Latino or homeless you will always be stopped by the cops in rich white Boulder or any affluent white neighborhood in America.
So how you carry yourself, what you wear and how you speak in the presence of law enforcement officers will make the difference of whether you live or die tonight.
Jann Scott has covered the police for over 20 years
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We are so lucky to live in Boulder. When it comes to big events, football games, demonstrations and all out riots you could not ask for a better Police Department. I am serious about this. There are those few crazy anarchist who hate all police but forget about them.
Look at any CU Buffs football game day. 50 thousand drunken fans party it up all over our city and and Boulder PD is as cool as can be. When we had Kinetics at the Res. 50,000 people would party all day and never a bit of trouble. When the Mall Crawl was in full blast in the late 80′s , 100,000 people would trash the city and Boulder PD maintained.
In 1995, 96 and 97 CU students rioted for fun, nearly burned the hill down and injured 60 Boulder Police officers. 3 injuries were career ending with zero injuries to students. Unbelievable. Then Police Chief Tom Koby called the 1997 riots so extreme that use of deadly force was required but he would not allow it. Students were trying to kill police officers. It was a student riot all over they wanted to get drunk and burn the hill. Seriously, that is what it was about.
The college kids really went off the deep end that year with alcohol. The tried to burn buildings down, stoned the police, set fires all over the hill, threw molotov cocktails at fire fighters. I was there. It was not funny.
Boulder PD attends weekly protests all over the city by leftist groups and they do a fine job of letting things be.
Of course they have decades of experience and lots of training. In the late 60′s things were rough here when students shut down the city over the Vietnam War, but all and all We do well.
What is interesting is we are a community 95% white and rich by by all standards, yet we have many many civil rights protests all over the city. Some lefty white kids can be pretty Agro, but Boulder PD always holds the moral high ground.
Boulder’s spate of recent drug and alcohol overdose deaths caused by drugs and alcohol.
Since the beginning of this year 2014 Boulder has seen more than 25 deaths related to drug and alcohol overdoses caused by acute alcoholism and drug addiction. Drugs and alcohol played a major part in these deaths. With out the influence of drugs and alcohol these people would likely still be alive. So why did these people die from drugs and alcohol?? They ingested levels of alcohol and drugs which caused overdoses and it killed them. Why did they do that.?? Because they injected too much alcohol and could not monitor the levels at which they consumed powerful deadly drugs.
15 of the people who died from drug and alcohol related deaths were found dead in their homes or died at the hospital. They were fully employed or retired. Only 10 were homeless.
Are drug and alcohol related deaths up in boulder ?? Yes . It is caused by the high potency of new Marijuana being openly sold to every man women and child in the city, combined with alcohol , pain drugs from the pain clinics, crack and heroin from the library.
Boulder is the Amsterdam of the USA and we can proudly claim more drug addicts and alcoholics than any city our size in America . Congratulations Boulder we are not only the smartest friendliest city in the USA.. We are a city of drug addicted alchies who overdose in unprecedented numbers ruining the lives of everyone we touch.
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“U.S. officials hope the transfer will build greater trust between the Taliban and the Afghan government so the two sides can negotiate a solution, the official said.
Obama defended the exchange, saying the government of Qatar pledged to “put in place measures to protect our national security.” ” from USA Today
Here is where John McCain actually makes a lot of sense
“Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., expressed reservations about that part of the deal.
The Guantanamo detainees “are hardened terrorists who have the blood of Americans and countless Afghans on their hands,” McCain said. “I am eager to learn what precise steps are being taken to ensure that these vicious and violent Taliban extremists never return to the fight against the United States and our partners.”” USA Today
We have traded one soldier for 5 high level Taliban command who will most probably go right back into the theatre and start fighting us again. It brings into question the entire prosecution of the war in Afghanistan which is a piss ant of a country. A war That was has gone on for 10 years and has cost us billions of dollars and lots of American lives compared to it’s size. We should have lost 4 or 500 hundred guys there. That war should have been over in less than a year. We should have gone in with overwhelming force, 300,000 to 1,000,000 men, conquered the country , flew the american flag, jailed all of the bad guys, had war crimes trials, banned Islam and created a democratized government and left an American base there.
Instead we have been fucking around and playing footsie with a bunch of jerk offs who want to exploit us and kill us. I am a student of war and especially WWII. We did not mamby pamby around with countries in the middle East. They knew not to fuck with us or we would kill them all so they made friends with us in 1943. In 2000 As soon as we let our guard down, they created this crazy religion which gave them the right to start WWIII in NY city. The way we prosecuted the war in the Afghanistan, the middle east and Northern Africa now is all wrong. We are going to pay for that mistake in a big way because those mother fuckers are going to nuke us. That is the problem.
It ain’t over . And they have won. This prisoner exchange is no exchange at all. It is a Giant mistake by the Obama administration. Islam may currently be compared to Nazism or Shinto Buddhism. Very Military and very hell bent on destroying the world. Just look to the past. Look to the future and see roaming bands of dead people.
“The official named the detainees as:
• Khairullah Khairkhwa, an early member of the Taliban whose most prominent post was as governor of the Herat province from 1999 to 2001.
• Noorullah Noori, who served as governor of the Balkh province and played a role in coordinating fighting against the U.S.-backed Northern Alliance.
• Fazl Muhammad, the commander of the main force that fought against the Northern Alliance in 2001 and served as chief of army staff under the Taliban. He was also accused of war crimes during the Afghan civil war in the 1990s.
• Abdul Haq Wasiq, deputy chief of the Taliban’s intelligence service.
• Muhammad Nabi Omari, a minor Taliban official from the Khost province.”” USA Today
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