BELIEVE IT OR WHAT – What’s your price? Gavin Newsom’s?

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BELIEVE IT OR WHAT
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PAT MURPHY
Sentinel Editor & Publisher

What’s your price?… In theory, to look the other way…. And in practice…

I set mine a few years back — in theory — at $500 million… The in practice part has not come manifest…

Such sum would provide enough income to live out my life nicely, run with the swells, and be a philanthropist…

Being a philanthropist would help me rationalize my choice… My choice to turn a deaf ear to something my gut and heart insist is wrong…

Would you do it?… If great wealth really could be yours just by saying yes?…

So many are saying yes in the global village — where old nation-state choice of conduct doesn’t apply — to new China mega bucks…

Google, Yahoo, in their submission to China government censorship… Nations, cities, corporations, in expansion of their community prosperity with China…

Exploding propserity helps everyone, one winces when gut and heart elbow the queue…

The elbow is ‘chatter,’ San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom opined last week…

Keeping focus on the human majesty of sport and the 2008 Olympics Torch passing through San Francisco… The only American city to be so honored…

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Photos by John Han

Veteran broadcaster Jim Vargas had given voice to such elbow… The only press conference reporter to do so…

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This corner took a more indirect approach with China San Francisco Consul General Peng Keyu …

‘Why do you think your country has such a good relationship with Google?’ this writer lilted…

Google does good business in China, Keyu noted…

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China San Francisco Consul General Peng Keyu

San Francisco has a unique bond with China… San Franciscans, notably Dianne Feinstein and successive San Francisco mayors, groomed that relationship economically and culturally for decades…

Preferring to noodge China behind the scenes to become fully democratic…

Will you choose differently?

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Photo by Bill Wilson

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In his youth, Pat Murphy worked as a General Assignment reporter for the Richmond Independent, the Berkeley Daily Gazette, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He served as Managing Editor of the St. Albans (Vermont) Daily Messenger at age 21. Murphy also launched ValPak couponing in San Francisco, as the company’s first San Francisco franchise owner. He walked the bricks, developing ad strategy for a broad range of restaurants and merchants. Pat knows what works and what doesn’t work. His writing skill has been employed by marketing agencies, including Don Solem & Associates. He has covered San Francisco governance for the past ten years. Pat scribes an offbeat view of the human family through Believe It or What.

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