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Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Net Neutrality

 

 

 

     We’ve run this video before but now that the FCC’s attempt to regulate the internet have been brought back to the public’s attention we thought that Mr Oliver’s take on the cronyism and statism that is represented by the Obama administration’s plans to make the internet a “public utility” deserve further prominence . 

IRS Warns Of Possible Shutdown

 

 

 

 

 

” The IRS is considering its own temporary shutdown due to recent budget cuts enacted by Congress, its chief said Thursday.

  IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said furloughs — forced unpaid days off for employees as part of an IRS closure — is one idea reluctantly being tossed about to save money, though they are hoping they will not have to go there.”

 

 

” “ People call it furloughs; I view it as: Are we going to have to shut the place down? And at this point, that will be the last thing we do, … but there is no way we can say right now that that wont happen,” Koskinen told reporters at a Thursday press conference on the upcoming tax season. “Again, I would stress that would be the last option.”

  He said a shutdown would mean the IRS would “close the agency for a day, two days, whatever days it would take to close the gap that we can’t otherwise close in a reasonable way.”

  The agency estimates each closed day would save $29 million. “

 

Politico

 

 

I think we can all agree that , given recent reports , that the IRS has plenty of room for belt-tightening . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freddie King & Eric Clapton – Gambling Woman Blues

 

 

 

Published on Dec 23, 2013

” Recorded at Criteria Studios, Miami, 1974. Freddie King-guitar & vocals, Eric Clapton & George Terry-guitar, Carl Radle-bass, Dick Sims-keyboards, Jamie Oldaker-drums. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Hawkins – LOL Lounge – Vegas Comedy Festival – Saturday #1

 

 

Uploaded on Jul 20, 2009

” Robert Hakwins performs a set of stand-up at the LOL Lounge at the Vegas Comedy Festival.

Saturday #1 (November 2008)”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congress Makes Christmas Come Early! Did Uncle Santa Bring You A Gift?

 

 

 

Published on Dec 18, 2014

” Merry Christmas, Everybody!

  The $1.1 trillion budget passed by congress sure can buy lots of gifts and presents for everyone. Are you on Uncle Santa’s list? These lucky bastards are.

Approximately 1:30 minutes.

Written by Nick Gillespie. Produced by Meredith Bragg “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General George S. Patton, Jr

 

 

 

 

” Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what you want them to achieve, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chip Bok

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

324 – Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor.

401 – St Anastasius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

1055 – Seldjuken under Toghril Beg occupy Baghdad

1154 – King Henry II of England crowned

1551 – Dutch west coast hit by hurricane

1562 – Battle at Dreux: Anne de Montmorency & huguenots under Condé captured

1686 – Robinson Crusoe leaves his island after 28 years (as per Defoe)

 

 

 

1732 – Benjamin Franklin under the name Richard Saunders begins publication of “Poor Richard’s Almanack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1776 – Thomas Paine published his 1st “American Crisis” essay, in which he wrote, “These are the times that try men’s souls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1777 – Washington settles his troops at Valley ForgePa for winter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1783 – English government of Pitt Jr forms

1795 – 1st state appropriation of money for road building, Kentucky

1823 – Georgia passes 1st US state birth registration law

1828 – South Carolina declares right of states to nullify federal laws

1843 – Charles Dickens publishes “A Christmas Carol,” in England

1854 – Allen Wilson of Conn patents sewing machine to sew curving seams

1861 – Battle of Black Water

1862 – Skirmish at Jackson/Salem Church, Tenn (80 casualties)

 

 

 

1867 – Victims of “Angola Horror” burned to death (Angola NY)(12/18)

 

 

 

 

 

1871 – Albert L Jones (NYC), patents corrugated paper

1891 – 1st Negro Catholic priest ordained in US, Charles Uncles, Baltimore

 

 

 

1907 – 239 workers died in a coal mine explosion in Jacobs CreekPennsylvania

 

 

 

 

 

1913 – Jack Johnson fights Jim Johnson to a draw in 10 for hw boxing title

1918 – Robert Ripley began his “Believe It or Not” column (NY Globe)

1922 – Mrs Theres Vaughn, 24, confessed in court to being married 62 times

1924 – The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.

1928 – 1st autogiro (predecessor of helicopter) flight in US

1932 – British Broadcasting Corp begins transmitting overseas

1939 – Russian air & ground attack against Finnish positions near Summa

1941 – German submarine U-574 sinks

1941 – Hitler takes complete command of German Army

1941 – US Office of Censorship created to control info pertaining to WW II

1946 – War breaks out in Indochina as Ho Chi Minh attacks French in Hanoi

1948 – 8th largest snowfall in NYC history (15.3″)

1949 – Luxury passenger ship Aquitania demolished in Garelock Scotland

1950 – Gen Eisenhower named NATO commander

1950 – Tibet’s Dalai Lama flees Chinese invasion

1958 – 1st radio broadcast from space (Pres Eisenhower voice “To all mankind, America’s wish for Peace on Earth & Good Will to Men Everywhere”)

1959 – 1st Liberty Bowl game-Penn State beats Alabama 7-0

1960 – Fire aboard USS Constellation, under construction at Bkln (50 die)

1960 – Frank Sinatra’s 1st session with Reprise Records (Ring-A-Ding-Ding)

1960 – Mercury-Redstone 1A reaches 210 km in test flight

1965 – French president De Gaulle re-elected (Mitterrand gets 45%)

1967 – Prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt is officially presumed dead.

1971 – NASA launches Intelsat 4 F-3 for COMSAT Corp

1971 – Stanley Kubrick’s X-rated “A Clockwork Orange” premieres

 

 

 

1972 – Apollo 17 (last of Apollo Moon landing seriesreturns to Earth

 

 

 

 

 

1974 – “Man With Golden Gun” premieres in US

1974 – Nelson A Rockefeller sworn-in as 41st VP

1975 – John Paul Stevens becomes a Supreme Court Justice

1975 – Ron Wood joined the Rolling Stones

1976 – Piper Cherokee crashes into Balt Memorial Stadium upper stands, 10 minutes after Colts lose 40-14 to Steelers. No one seriously hurt

1980 – Iran requests $24 billion in US guarantees to free hostages

1981 – Sixteen lives are lost when the Penlee lifeboat goes to the aid of the stricken coaster Union Star in heavy seas.

1984 – China PR Premier Zhao Ziyang & Margaret Thatcher sign Hong Kong Treaty

 

 

 

1984 – Fire at Wilberg Mine in central Utah killed 27 people

 

 

 

 

 

1984 – UK signs agreement with China to return Hong Kong to China in 1997

1984 – Wayne Gretzky, 23, is 18th & youngest NHL-er to score 1,000 points

1985 – Mary Lund is 1st woman to receive a Jarvik VII artificial heart

1985 – STS 61-C scrubbed at T -13s because of SRB auxiliary power problem

1986 – USSR frees dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile

1986 – Michael Sergio, who parachuted into Shea Stadium during game 6 of the World Series, sentenced to 100 hrs of community service & fined $500

1987 – Gari Kasparov becomes world chess champ

1988 – NASA unviels plans for lunar colony & manned missions to Mars

1989 – American Airlines purchases Eastern Airline’s Latin American route

1989 – Larry Bird (Celtics) begins NBA free throw streak of 71 games

1991 – 6,000th episode of One Life To Live

1994 – Rolls-Royce announces its future cars will feature V12 engine which will be produced by BMW.

1997 – MTV drops video “Smack My Bitch Up” by Prodigy

1998 – Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives forwards articles I and III of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate.

2001 – A record high barometric pressure of 1085.6 hPa (32.06 inHg) is recorded at Tosontsengel, Khövsgöl Province, Mongolia.

 

 

Births

1036 – Su Tung-p’o, China, poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher

1498 – Andreas Osiander, Germany, Protestant Reformation theologist

1554 – Philip William, Prince of Orange (d. 1618)

1676 – Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, Paris France, composer/organist

1699 – William Bowyer, English printer (d. 1777)

1714 – John Winthrop, American astronomer (d. 1779)

1753 – John Taylor, Virginia, philosopher (Jeffersonian Democracy)

1790 – William Parry, England, Arctic explorer

1809 – Pierre-Joseph van Beneden, Belg, paleont (life cycle of tapeworms)

1813 – Thomas Andrews, Belfast Ireland, chemist/physicist (ozone)

1814 – Edwin M[cMasters] Stanton, Ohio, US Secretary of War (1861-65)

1817 – James Jay Archer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) died in 1864

1819 – James Clifford Veatch, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1895

1831 – Bernice Pauahi Bishop, Hawaiian philanthropist (d. 1884)

1832 – John Kirk Barry, Scot, Dr/companion to explorer David Livingstone

1837 – John Carpenter Carter, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864

 

 

 

1849 – Henry Clay FrickPennbuilt world’s largest coke & steel operation

 

 

 

 

 

 

1852 – A[lbert] A Michelson, Strelno Prussia, US physicist (Nobel 1907)

1894 – Yoshida Isoya, Tokyo Japan, architect (modern sukiya style)

1901 – Oliver [Hazard Perry] La Farge, NYC, anthropologist/novelist

1903 – Cyril Dean Darlington, England, biologist (hereditary mechanisms)

1903 – George Davis Snell, Bradford Mass, geneticist (H-2 gene)

1906 – Leonid I Brezhnev, Ukraine, 1st Secretary of USSR (1964-82)

1910 – Jean Genet, Paris France, criminal/novelist/dramatist (The Blacks)

1913 – William C De Vries, surgeon/inventor (artificial heart)

1915 – Edith Piaf, [E Giovanna Gassion], Paris, chanteuse (Little Sparrow), (d. 1963)

1920 – David Susskind, NYC, TV host (Open End, David Susskind Show)

1920 – Ragnild Hveger, Denmark, 400m swimmer (Olympic-silver-1936) [NS]

1924 – Peter Prowtiny, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire

1924 – Carlo Chiti, Italian race car engineer (d. 1994)

1925 – Robert Sherman, New York City, New York, songwriter (Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book), (d. 2012)

1926 – Jeanne Kirkpatrick, US ambassador to UN

1933 – Cicely Tyson, Harlem NYC, actress (Roots, Miss Jane Pittman)

1934 – Al Kaline, Baltimore MD, Hall of Fame outfielder (Detroit Tigers)

1935 – Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (d. 1974)

1940 – Phil Ochs, El Paso Tx, anti-war folk singer (Joe Hill, War is Over)

1943 – William De Vries, Bkln, surgeon-inventor (Symbion artifical heart)

1943 – Ross M. Lence, American political scientist (d. 2006)

 

 

 

1944 – Alvin LeeNottingham Englandrock vocals/guitarist (10 Years After)

 

Help Me Baby

Choo Choo Mama

Woodchopper’s Ball

Keep On Rockin

 

 

 

 

1944 – Richard Leakey, anthropologist

1944 – Tim Reid, Norfolk VA, American actor and comedian (Venus Flytrap-WKRP, Frank’s Place)

1944 – Zal Yanovsky, rock guitarist (Lovin’ Spoonful-Do You Believe in Magic)

1944 – Mitchell Feigenbaum, American mathematical physicist

1945 – John McEuen, rocker (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)

1946 – Marianne Faithfull, Hampstead England, singer (Money, As Tears Go By)

1946 – Robert Urich, Toronto Ohio, actor (SWAT, Spenser for Hire, Vega$)

1949 – Claudia A Kolb, US, 200m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic-silver-1964)

1951 – Fred W Leslie, Ancon Panama, PhD/astronaut (STS 73)

1957 – Kevin McHale, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)

1957 – Liz Glazowski, Chicago Ill, playmate (April, 1980)

1958 – Limahl, British rocker (Kajagoogoo-Too Shy)

1959 – Kathryn “Furu” Carpenter, Marshall Mich, fencer-epee (Olympics-96)

1960 – Mike Lookinland, Mt Pleasant Utah, actor (Bobby-Brady Bunch)

1961 – Reggie White, NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)

1963 – Jennifer Beals, Chicago Ill, actress (Flashdance, Bride)

1963 – Karen Bliss-Livingston, Quakertown PA, cyclist (Olympics-96)

1964 – Beatrice Dalle, Breast France, actress (Betty Blue, Sabbath)

 

 

 

1966 – Alberto “La Bomba” TombaItalian skier (Olympic-gold-1988, 92)

 

 

 

 

 

1966 – Monique Oliver, Malibu Ca, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-4th-1994)

1967 – Criss Angel, Illusionist,Actor, Musician, etc.

1968 – Jennifer Devine, Portland OR, rower (Olympics-96)

1969 – Chris Robinson, Atlanta, rocker (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker)

1969 – Kristy Swanson, actress (Knots Landing, Buffy Vampire Slayer)

1970 – Jon Cleveland, Fresno CA, Canadian 100m/200m swimmer (Oly-br-92, 96)

1970 – Zac Foley, rock bassist (EMF-Unbelievable)

1970 – Tyson Beckford, American model

1971 – Amy Locane, Trenton NJ, actress (Andrea-Spencer, Sandy-Melrose Place)

1971 – Jen[nifer] Dore, Kearny NJ, rower (Olympics-4TH-96)

1971 – Tiffany Towers, Canadian adult film actress

 

 

 

1972 – Alyssa Jane MilanoBrooklyn NYactress (Samantha-Who’s the Boss)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1972 – Warren Sapp, NFL defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)

1973 – Zulfiya Zabirova, Russian cyclist

1975 – Casual, [Jon Owens], rapper

1980 – Jake Gyllenhaal, Los Angeles, California, actor (Donnie Darko, Jarhead)

1982 – Tero Pitkamaki, Finnish javelin thrower

1996 – Paige Speakman, England, born 19 days before her twin sister

 

 

 

Deaths

401 – Anastasius I, Bishop of Rome (399-401), dies

1075 – Edith of Wessex, wife of Edward the Confessor of England

1327 – Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy

1370 – Urban V, [Guillaume de Grimoard], 1st Avignon Pope (1362-70), dies

1614 – Melchior Bischoff, composer, dies at 67

 

 

 

1741 – Vitus J BeringDutch navigator/explorerdies

 

 

 

 

 

1813 – James McGill, Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1744)

1814 – Joseph Bramah, Inventor and Locksmith, notably invented the beer pump

 

 

 

1819 – Sir Thomas FremantleBritish naval officer and politician (b. 1765)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1848 – Emily Jane Bronte, English novelist, dies at 30

1915 – Alvis Alzheimer, German neurologist (Alzheimer Disease), dies at 51

1933 – George Jackson Churchward, GWR Chief mechanical engineer. (b. 1857)

1941 – L M Dovator, Russian general, dies in battle

1944 – Rudolph Karstadt, German entrepreneur (b. 1856)

1946 – Paul Langevin, French physicist (b. 1872)

1953 – Robert A Millikan, US physicist (Nobel 1923), dies at 85

1959 – Walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War, dies at 117

1986 – V. C. Andrews, American author (b. 1923)

1991 – Ernest K Gann, US adventure novelist, dies at 81

1993 – Michael Clarke, drummer (Byrds), dies of liver failure at 49

1994 – Noel Pointer, jazz violinist, dies at 39

1995 – Janet Wilder, stuntwoman, dies at 29

1996 – Marcello Mastroiani, actor (8½, Assassin, Family Diary), dies at 72

1996 – Yuli Borisovich Khariton, scientist, dies at 82

1997 – David Norman Schramm, physicist, dies at 52

1997 – Masaru Ibuka, co-founder (Sony Corp), dies at 89

 

 

 

1998 – Mel FisherAmerican treasure hunter (b. 1922)

 

 

 

 

 

1999 – Desmond Llewelyn, Welsh actor (b. 1914)

2000 – Rob Buck, American guitarist (10,000 Maniacs) (b. 1958)

2000 – Milt Hinton, American jazz double bassist (b. 1910)

2000 – Pops Staples, American singer (The Staple Singers) (b. 1915)

2003 – Hope Lange, American actress (b. 1933)

2004 – Herbert C. Brown, English-born American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)

2005 – Keith Duckworth, English mechanical engineer (Cosworth; b. 1933)

2005 – Vincent Gigante, American mafioso (b. 1927)

2008 – Kenny Cox, American jazz musician (b. 1940)

2008 – Dock Ellis, American baseball pitcher (b. 1945)

2009 – Hossein-Ali Montazeri, Iranian dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah (b. 1922)

2009 – Kim Peek, American prodigious savant and inspiration for the 1988 film Rain Man (b. 1951)

2010 – Trudy Pitts, American jazz organist, pianist, and vocalist (b. 1932)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

People Magazine’s Worst Selling Issue This Year? The One With Hillary Clinton On The Cover

 

 

 

” In June, Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared on the cover of People magazine for the first time in more than a decade. Real people, not the magazine, talked about what the article might mean for 2016. They talked about whether Clinton was using a walker (she wasn’t). They talked about people talking about whether Clinton was using a walker (She still wasn’t).

  According to a report from AdWeek on Monday, the June 16 issue of People featuring the former first lady and senator was the magazine’s worst selling of 2014 with 503,890 copies sold.

  It has not been a good year for Hillary Clinton and print media. Her book, “Hard Choices,” also failed to sell as many copies as initial estimates assumed it would.”

 

Read more at the Washington Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cops Illegally Nailed Webcam To Utility Pole For 6 Weeks To Spy On House

 

 

 

” A federal judge on Monday tossed evidence that was gathered by a webcam—turned on for six weeks—that the authorities nailed to a utility pole 100 yards from a suspected drug dealer’s rural Washington state house.

  The Justice Department contended that the webcam, with pan-and-zoom capabilities that were operated from afar, was no different from a police officer’s observation from the public right-of-way.

The government argued (PDF):

  The advantage of a police camera to law enforcement is that it saves the time and manpower required to conduct around the clock surveillance. As in this case, law enforcement is authorized to use the pole camera only to record activities that are otherwise open to public view, and not protected by the 4th Amendment.

  US District Judge Edward Shea disagreed and ruled (PDF) that a warrant was necessary to spy on Leonel Vargas via a webcam controlled by local police.”

 

 

Somehow this little tidbit doesn’t surprise us:

 

 

” Strangely, the judge noted, when the authorities raided the house in May 2013, the camera was panned on nearby sagebrush and not the house.”

 

 

ArsTechnica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$4.20 Per Pound: Price Of Ground Beef Climbs To Another Record

 

 

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” The average price of a pound of ground beef climbed to another record high — $4.201 per pound — in the United States in November, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

  In August 2014, the average price for a pound of all types of ground beef topped $4 for the first time, hitting $4.013, according to the BLS.  In September, the average price jumped to $4.096 per pound, and in October, the average price climbed to $4.154 per pound. In November, the average price hit the highest price ever recorded — $4.201 per pound.

  A year ago, in November 2013, the average price for a pound of ground beef was $3.477 per pound. Since then, the average price has increased 20.8 percent in one year.

  Five years ago, in November 2009, the average price of a pound of ground beef was $2.062, according to the BLS. The price has since climbed by $2.139 per pound, or 103.7 percent.”

 

Read more at CNS News

 

Below is a list of average grocery prices and other necessary expenses by year from 2008 to 2014 …

 

COL 2008-2014

 

 

   This is a list from one source that we could find quickly and while we find some of the statistics to be dubious in the extreme it does convey the basic idea that , contrary to what the inflation figures provided by the State claim , prices are out of control . Heck of a job Barack …

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Forces Tactics Compromised By Hollywood, Media Reports

 

 

 

 

” In the secretive special operations community, officials are debating whether to tweak tactics for daring and risky missions involving hostage rescue and terrorist targeting that have been compromised by years of detailed news accounts and Hollywood portrayals.

  Some believe Islamic extremists have gone to school on special operations forces. The classroom is the U.S. media.

  Special operations forces’ three most recent attempts to rescue American hostages failed. Last year, SEALs attempted a beach insertion to capture a terrorist leader in Somalia but were spotted and repelled. There was also the horrific loss of SEALs in a helicopter shoot-down that some family members believe was an ambush.

  For years, the basics for rescue and terrorist targeting have remained intact: insertion by silenced helicopter or boat to, or near, a target; and fast-roping or running to the end point. The objective is complete tactical surprise by the best commandos in the world, enhanced by goggles that let them see through the darkness.

  But as one veteran of the special operations community said, “We’ve got one way of doing things, and the enemy is on to it because they’ve published these news reports and movies and all the rest of it. It’s time for some new tactics because the old ones are not working anymore.”

  Retired Rear Adm. George Worthington, once the Navy’s top SEAL, was asked whether members of al Qaeda and other terrorist groups have gone to school on special operations tactics.”

 

Washington Times has more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jodi Miller Brings Us The Lighter Side Of The News

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published on Dec 15, 2014

” TOPICS:
– House Speaker John Boehner
– Jonathan Gruber
– Al Sharpton
– Prince William
– Senior al-Qaeda Killed
– Hillary Clinton
– President Obama’s Export Council
– Gitmo Prisoners Tortured?

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Starring: Jodi Miller
Production: Dialog New Media “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York Flags 278 Gun Owners As “Mentally Unstable”

 

 

 

 

” New York State’s tough new SAFE Act gun control law has flagged 278 gun owners who could lose their weapons because they have been deemed mentally unstable, a new report shows.

  Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged lawmakers to pass the SAFE Act quickly after the 2012 mass shooting at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

  The Syracuse Post-Standard reported last week that since the law’s enactment, the state has collected 38,718 names in a database of individuals who have been found at-risk for owning guns by psychiatrists and other health professionals.

  The paper said when the database was checked against a list of pistol permit holders in the state, there were 278 matches, less than 1 percent.

  Monroe County had the most matches at 36, followed by Westchester, 17, Suffolk, 16 and Dutchess, 14. “

 

Fox News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cops Are Scanning Social Media To Assign You A “Threat Rating”

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” Online activity, purchases, and “comments that could be construed as offensive,” all contribute to your threat score.

  Imagine the following scenario: You are on your way home from work, driving down the road, when you notice police lights in your rear view mirror. You are being pulled over.

  As you sit there, on the shoulder, adrenaline rushing, simultaneously angry and nervous, the police officer, in his patrol car behind you, is sizing you up based on an algorithm that determines your “threat rating.” 

  The officer enters your license plate into a mobile application on his laptop. In a matter of seconds, this application crawls over billions of records in commercial and public databases, including all available social media engagement, recent purchases and “any comments that could be construed as offensive.” The application then determines if your “threat rating” is green, yellow, or red.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Imagine that you are one of our informed and frequent readers and understand the importance of police accountability and are unafraid to voice your completely peaceful, yet strong opinion about police misconduct. Imagine that you left a comment on Facebook this morning about a particular officer’s misconduct; imagine that it is this particular officer who just pulled you over.

  Up until this point, you have never committed a crime, you have never been violent, you have never even so much as run a stop sign. However, this police officer now knows that you made a comment about him punching the (insert handcuffed and helpless victim example here) on Facebook, and he literally sees red (your threat rating).

  What happens next? Does a routine traffic stop for driving 10 miles over the speed limit morph into a situation in which you now have a Smith and Wesson M&P 9mm pistol with Streamlight TLR-2s laser site being aimed just above your left ear?

  Do you receive multiple erroneous citations because this officer now has access to your personal life? Do you get cited where the officer would have otherwise let someone else go?

  Or, maybe you are a cop or a judge, or the mayor, but this application confuses you with someone else and marks you as “red,” then what? What if you are driving someone else’s car?

  The reality is, that any number of unimaginable things can and would happen next. And now, thanks to a particularly ominous product, by a company named Intrado, and the Orwellian nature of police in this country, those unimaginable situations are now a reality.

Read more at The Free Thought Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

911 Call Released In Deadly Charlotte Home Invasion

 

Teen Shoots Home Invader

 

 

 

” Police have released the 911 call made during an alleged break-in that left a teen dead and his brother in jail on Tuesday.

  The incident happened at a home in the 8600 block of Rolling Fields Road, off of Whispering Falls Ave. near Fairview Rd. in southeast Charlotte.

  Police say Isai Robert Delcid, 18, was shot and killed by the resident’s grandson. His brother, 22-year-old Carlos Delcid, was arrested later Tuesday night.

“ They heard some noises, saw an individual at the back of the residence trying to come into their house,” said Lt. Eric Brady of Charlotte Mecklenburg Police.

  The 911 call was released Wednesday. “Yeah somebody just broke in the house and we shot,” the caller tells the dispatcher. “He’s out there bleeding for God’s sake. He broke our window, he was coming in.”

  The caller goes on to tell the dispatcher that another man pulled away in a gray SUV. But, she says, they are more worried about the man who is still outside the house that they believe is dead.

  During the call, a young man can be heard in the background. “I said who is it and he wouldn’t stop,” the teen says. ““He broke my grandma’s window so I shot three times.” “

 

 

This isn’t the first time that this young man has been the victim of a violent crime …

 

 

”  WBTV learned the 14-year-old lost his father during a robbery-homicide in 2008.

  Wyant said his son-in-law, Greg Hernandez, was shot to death at his business, Greg’s Automotive on Independence Blvd. “He had the hood open in his car,” Wyant said. “He was a mechanic. It was his garage. Somebody came in and shot him.”

  Wyant’s grandson was eight years old at the time. Now, six years later, he was apparently trying to protect his grandmother and himself from intruders.”

 

 

WBTV has more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enter Today For A Chance To Win A Thermal Imaging Scope From NAGR

 

 

 

 

” NAGR is giving away an IR Defense Hunter thermal imaging scope!

  The IR Defense Hunter Thermal imaging scope equipped with a 320×240 Thermal Weapon sight (50mm 5-20x), 800×600 KOPIN Display, FlIR TAU2 336×256 Sensor, 60Hz Frame Rate, High Quality Construction, MOA Reticle System, Image Capture!”

”  Entire package valued at $5,500. But you can’t win this IR Defense Thermal Imager unless you sign up below!

  All entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, December 31st, 2014. The winner will be announced via email the next day. “

  Below are the specs from the manufacturer’s webpage

IR HUNTER™ 320×240 35mm Thermal Weapon Sight

Price: $4,995.00
Part Number: IR32035
Manufacturer: IR Defense
• 320×240 3-12X35mm
• Standard MOA Reticle Clicks
• FLIR 328×248 VOX Tau2
• Turret Knob Controls
• Full 800×600 Display
• Small and Lightweight
• Polarity & Color Modes
• Electronic Zoom
• Digital Brightness Control
• Video Output

  Made entirely in USA, the IR HUNTER™ has been designed and manufactured by a team of industry professionals that has been building thermal sights across the industry for many years. But even more we are a group of Shooters that understands how and why you use a sight. That drive and commitment lead us to make the best possible weapon system and we did it in the US and we did it without compromising quality. That would typically be enough but we went a step further and brought the IR HUNTER™ to market at a low price without compromising quality.

  IR HUNTER™is a collection of all the features and ergonomics you have wanted put together into a sleek system that is made to fit your weapon like any standard optic. One of our main features is the Turret Knob controls that you will find similar to your day optics. Buttons are nice but in the dark your natural instincts will appreciate the commonalty to your day sight. We have also incorporated an advanced lens and calibration system to reduce operator error and increase performance.

  One of the key attributes of the IR HUNTER™ is our processing power which gives you a larger clearer image than any thermal scope on the market with super sharp detailed symbols and reticles. This combined with our MOA accurate turret knob adjustments allows you to simply sight in and do all your ballistic corrections as you normally would.

Thermal Imaging Performance

Sensor Type 328×256 VOx microbolometer
Field of View 13°
Thermal Sensitivity <50mk
Automatic Features Contrast, Brightness

System Features

Magnification 3x Optical / 12x Digital
Display Type AMLCD 800×600
Start Up Time >4 Seconds
Frame Rate >60/30hz
Base MOA >.5 MOA


Outputs

Video Analog RS-170


Power

Power 2 ea. 3V CR123
Battery Life Approximately 4 hours continuous use


Environmental

Operating Temp -40°C to +50°C (-40°F to +120°F)
Storage Temp -40°C to +71°C (-40°F to +160°F)


Dimensions, Weight & Mounting

Dimensions 7.4” L x 2.9” W x 3.1” H
Weight 840 Grams
Mounting Mil-Std-1913 Rail Mount


Interfaces

Command and Control Turret Knobs Brightness/Contrast Windage/Elevation Zoom/Polarity and Menu Functions


Warranty: Purchasing this product entitles you to a 1 Year Warranty from the original date of purchase. At our discretion your equipment can be repaired or replaced with new or refurbished product or parts, if any product or parts are determined to be defective due to materials or workmanship. Shipping & handling is not included in this warranty.

Export: The Export of this product without proper licensing is strictly prohibited and falls under ITAR per title 22, CFR, parts 120-130. Please contact US Night Vision Export Dept. to receive further information on how to obtain proper licensing from the U.S. Department of State.

Enter today

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 12-16-14

 

 

National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

 

 

 

” Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday December 16, 2014:

  • Update: Oldham County, Kentucky (First reported 10-14-14): A now-former police officer was sentenced to nine months in jail for sending lewd text messages to a teenager he met during a traffic stop. http://ow.ly/FWfGR
  • Update: Woonsocket, Rhode Island (First reported 08-22-12): A now-former police officer was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with all but six months suspended, for choking his 9-year-old sister while she was in his custody.http://ow.ly/FWjWa
  • Update: Berkeley, New Jersey (First reported 06-11-14): The police department settled an excessive force lawsuit for $110,000 from an incident in January 2013. Video evidence shows an officer punch a handcuffed man in custody. The offending officer had been involved in another excessive force lawsuit in 2008 that also resulted in a $110,000 settlement.http://ow.ly/FWlpY 
  • Colfax, Louisiana: A now-former police chief was sentenced for one count each of malfeasance in office, obstruction of justice, and theft of a firearm for pawning seized police evidence. He received five year sentences, suspended, on both the malfeasance and obstruction charges. He was sentenced to seven years hard labor, with five suspended, on the gun charge. http://ow.ly/FWoCz 
  • Update: Alton, Illinois (First reported 08-14-14): An evidence officer is accused of destroying forensic evidence, including a rape kit and clothing. The discovery was made during an investigation into missing evidence in 130 cases. It is unclear whether this officer is responsible for the other missing evidence. http://ow.ly/FWvnC 
  • Update: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (First reported 04-01-14): The department settled a lawsuit by a teacher for wrongful arrest. The teacher was arrested outside a public meeting that had been discussing police/community relations. http://ow.ly/FYGZw 
  • Suffolk, Virginia: A female officer was arrested for assault after confrontation with another officer’s wife. The wife had filed charges against her husband but subsequently dropped them. Both officers are currently under investigation. http://ow.ly/FYE4d 
  • Update: New York, New York (First reported 12-10-11): A now-former police officer was sentenced to 12.5-14.5 years in prison for grand larceny, robbery, and drug possession. This conviction was the latest in a string of cases that originally stemmed from a ticket fixing scandal that uncovered a drug ring and other corruption in the NYPD. http://ow.ly/FYQ1d 
  • El Paso, Texas: A police officer was fired after the investigation into the fatal shooting of a handcuffed man who was sitting on the ground outside the local jail. The officer had been on leave since the incident in March 2013. The victim’s family has filed a civil suit, but the district attorney declined to file criminal charges. http://ow.ly/FWAu2 
  • Starr County, Texas: A sheriff’s deputy was indicted for smuggling 77 pounds of marijuana across US-Mexico border. The deputy and her brother were arrested November 10 at a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol checkpoint with bundles of marijuana hidden in their vehicle’s floor.http://ow.ly/FYS2T  “

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Big Blues Bender 2014

 

 

 

Published on Aug 16, 2014

” Featuring video clips of the entire line-up for the upcoming Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas, NV – September 25-29, 2014.

  We hope you can join us for what will surely be a great weekend with performances by B.B. King, George Thorogood, and The Blind Boys Of Alabama. Twenty seven bands performing, several with multiple shows and don’t forget the jams.
For more info visit: www.BigBluesBender.com

 

 

   The inaugural show , concluded this past September and represented by the above video included blues giants and up and coming stars such as :

 

The Big Blues Bender line-up includes(d): B.B. King, George Thorogood & the Destroyers, Blind Boys of Alabama, Buckwheat Zydeco, Tab Benoit, Charlie Musslewhite, Ana Popovic, Coco Montoya, The Holmes Brothers, Walter Trout, Tommy Castro, Otis Taylor, Walter Wolfman Washington, Trampled, Under Foot, Carolyn Wonderland, Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers, Mark Hummel, Little Charlie, Anson Funderburgh, Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials, Guitar Shorty, Popa Chubby, Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, The Bender Brass (featuring: Jimmy Carpenter) and more! “

 

 

 

Here is next year’s lineup :

 

BigBluesBender Lineup

 

 

     Among the scheduled performers heading to Sin City in September for the 2015 show are the likes of Buddy Guy , Tab Benoit , Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials , Curtis Salgado , Joe Louis Walker , Tommy Castro , Deanna Bogart and many more … Here is the complete list as of now :

 

The 2015 Big Blues Bender lineup includes:
Buddy Guy, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Bobby Rush, Walter Trout, Tab Benoit, Tommy Castro & the Painkillers, Joe Louis Walker, Curtis Salgado, Janiva Magness, Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, Mike Zito & the Wheel with Samantha Fish, Devon Allman, The Original Legends of the Blues, Quinn Sullivan, Southern Hospitality With Victor Wainwright, JP Soars, Damon Fowler, The Lee Boys, Bob Corritore & Lil’ Ed, Candye Kane, Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat, Selwyn Birchwood, Josh Hoyer & the Shadowboxers, Nick Moss, The Steepwater Band, The Bender Brass featuring Jimmy Carpenter & Deanna Bogart, Leon Blue, and live painting by Scramble Campbell.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Football, Friends And An Angry Wife

 

 

 

Published on Nov 7, 2014

” Football, Friends And An Angry Wife

Reno Collier “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Most Amazing Watches

 

 

 

Published on Oct 18, 2012

Music :
———–
Ash Ra Tempel – Reunion
Propellerheads – Winning Style
Bluetech – Prophetic sines
Haker – Hacker
—————————————-­——–
Original Videos :

The Nixie Watch
by : Techmoan http://goo.gl/iY3kY

Christophe Claret X-TREM-1 Watch
by : aBlogtoRead http://goo.gl/UhYhu

Christophe Claret X-TREM-1 Watch Presentation
by : aBlogtoRead http://goo.gl/ufdX4

The UR-110 “Torpedo” by URWERK
by : URWERKGeneve http://goo.gl/xEQQd

Urwerk UR-110
by : lakahle http://goo.gl/mdjgy

Harry Winston Opus 12 Watch Animation
by : aBlogtoRead http://goo.gl/9eHXI

Harry Winston Opus 12
by : ProfessionalWatches http://goo.gl/dTv2a

Harry Winston Opus Eleven
by : Anton Akuz http://goo.gl/dVS2F

Harry Winston Opus Eleven Watch By Denis Giguet
by : aBlogtoRead http://goo.gl/FJTmt “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benjamin Franklin

 

 

” Where liberty dwells, there is my country. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A F Branco

 

 

Cromnibus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

Events

218 BC – Second Punic WarBattle of the Trebia – Hannibal’s Carthaginian forces defeat those of the Roman Republic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1118 – Alfonso van Aragon occupies Saragossa on Almoraviden

1271 – Kublai Khan renames his empire “Yuan” (元 yuán), officially marking the start of the Yuan Dynasty of China.

1352 – Etienne Aubert elected as Pope Innocentius VI

1406 – Anton van Bourgondies becomes duke of Brabant

1603 – Admiral Steven van der Haghens fleet departs to East-Indies

1719 – Thomas Fleet publishes “Mother Goose’s Melodies For Children”

1777 – 1st national Thanksgiving Day, commemorating Burgoyne’s surrender

1783 – English king George III fires government of Portland

1787 – New Jersey becomes 3rd state to ratify constitution

1793 – Surrender of the frigate La Lutine by French royalists to Lord Hood; renamed HMS Lutine, she later becomes a famous treasure wreck.

1796 – 1st US newspaper to appear on Sunday (Baltimore Monitor)

1799 – George Washington’s body interred at Mount Vernon

1813 – British take Ft Niagara in War of 1812

1839 – 1st celestial photograph (of Moon) made in US, John Draper, NYC

1849 – William Bond obtains 1st photograph of Moon through a telescope

1862 – Battle at Lexington, Tennessee (Forrest’s Second Raid)

1878 – French SS Byzantin sinks after collision in Dardanellen, 210 killed

 

 

 

1878 – John Kehoethe last of the Molly Maguires is executed in Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

 

 

1888 – Richard Wetherill and his brother in-law discover the ancient Indian ruins of Mesa Verde.

1898 – Automobile speed record set-63 kph (39 mph)

1900 – The Upper Ferntree Gully to Gembrook Narrow-gauge (2 ft 6 in or 762 mm) Railway (now the Puffing Billy Railway) in Victoria, Australia is opened for traffic.

1912 – The Piltdown Man, later discovered to be a hoax, is supposedly found in the Piltdown Gravel Pit, by Charles Dawson.

1920 – 1st US postage stamps printed without the words United States or US

1936 – 1st giant panda imported into US

1936 – Su-Lin, 1st giant panda to come to US from China, arrives in SF

1939 – Finnish army recaptures Agläjärvi

1941 – German submarine U-434 sinks

1941 – Japanse troops land on Hong Kong

 

 

 

1944 – Destroyers “Hull,” “Spence” & “Monaghan” sink in typhoon (Philippines)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1944 – Nazi occupiers of Amsterdam destroy electricity plants

1958 – 1st voice from space: recorded Christmas message by Eisenhower

1961 – Britain’s EMI Records originally rejects the Beatles

1961 – For 2nd cons year, AP names Wilma Rudolph female athlete of year

1961 – Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 78 points vs LA

1963 – Clarke runs world record 10k (28:15.6)

1964 – “The Pink Panther” cartoon series premieres (Pink Phink)

1964 – During services held for Sam Cooke fans caused damage to Funeral Home

1965 – Borman & Lovell Splash down in Atlantic ends 2 week Gemini VII mission

 

 

 

1966 – Dr Seuss‘ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” airs for 1st time on CBS

 

Video

 

 

 

 

1966 – Saturn’s moon Epimetheus is discovered by Richard L. Walker.

1969 – Britain abolishes death penalty

1970 – Polish uprising fails

1971 – People United To Save Humanity (PUSH) forms by Jesse Jackson in Chic

1971 – US dollar devalued 7.9% in Holland ($1=Ÿ3,245)

1972 – US begins its heaviest bombing of North Vietnam

1976 – Soviet dissident Viktor Bukovski exchanged for Chile CP-leader Corvalan

1979 – Stanley Barrett 1st to exceed land sonic speed (739.666 MPH)

1980 – IRA’s Sean McKenna becomes critically ill, ends hunger strike

1985 – UN Security Council unanimously condemns “acts of hostage-taking”

1986 – Mr Gates, serves as acting director of CIA

1987 – Ivan F Boesky sentenced to 3 years for insider trading

 

 

 

1989 – “I Love Lucy” Christmas episodeshown for 1st time in over 30 years

 

Video

 

 

 

 

1991 – General Motors announces closing of 21 plants

1993 – Kevin Scott skates world record 1K (1:12.54)

1996 – The Oakland, California school board passes a resolution officially declaring “Ebonics” a language or dialect.

1997 – HTML 4.0 is published by the World Wide Web Consortium.

1999 – NASA launches into orbit the Terra platform carrying five Earth Observation instruments, including ASTER, CERES, MISR, MODIS and MOPITT.

2002 – 2003 California recall: Then Governor of California Gray Davis announces that the state would face a record budget deficit of $35 billion, roughly double the figure reported during his reelection campaign one month earlier.

 

 

 

Births

1507 – Ōuchi YoshitakaJapanese warlord (d. 1551)

 

 

 

 

 

1562 – Philipp Dulichius, composer

1610 – Charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist

1620 – Heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668)

1633 – Willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised

1635 – Antonius Matthaeus, Dutch lawyer/historian

1661 – Christopher Polhem, Swedish scientist and inventor (d. 1751)

1707 – Charles Wesley, co-founder (Methodist movement)

1779 – Joseph Grimaldi, England, pantomimist (“greatest clown in history”)

1811 – Alexander Sandor Asboth, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1868

1816 – Alfred Elzey Jones, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1871

1819 – Yakov Petrovich Polonsky, Russian poet (Stichotvorenija)

1825 – Charles Griffin, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1867

1826 – Mercer Brooke John, (Confederate Navy), died in 1906

1835 – George Dashiell Bayard, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1862

1835 – Lyman Abbott, American author (d. 1922)

1844 – Lujo [Ludwig J von] Brentano, German economist

1851 – Graciano Lopez Jaena, Filipino hero, orator and satirist (d. 1896)

1856 – Joseph John Thomson, England, physicist discovered electron (Nobel 1906)

1863 – Franz Ferdinand, archduke of Austria (Sarajevo/WW I)

1878 – Joseph Stalin [Josef], Gori, Russian Empire, Premier of the Soviet Union (1941-1953), (d. 1953)

1879 – Paul Klee, Münchenbuchsee Switzerland, Swiss/German abstract painter (Twittering Machine)

1886 – Ty Cobb, American baseball player, Colo, batted .367, stole 892 bases (Det Tigers) (d. 1961)

 

 

 

1888 – Robert Mosespower broker (built Long Island & NYC parks & roads)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1890 – Edwin Howard Armstrong, NYC, radio pioneer inventor (FM)

1897 – Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker

1907 – Bill Holland, American auto racer (d. 1984)

1912 – Benjamin O. Davis Jr., American General (d. 2002)

 

 

 

1913 – Alfred BesterUSscience fiction author (DecieversStarlight)

 

 

 

 

 

1913 – Willy Brandt, [Herbert Frahm], German chancellor (1969-74, Nobel 1971)

1914 – Jerry Zipkin, socialite

1915 – Dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52)

1916 – Betty Grable, St Louis, great legs/actress (Gay Divorcee)

1917 – Ossie Davis, Cogdell GA, actor/playwright (Hot Stuff, Man Called Adam)

1927 – Ramsey Clark, US attorney General (1967-69)

1931 – Alison Plowden, English historian (d. 2007)

1933 – Arthur Leigh Allen, Suspected Zodiac serial killer (d. 1992)

1934 – Boris Valentinovich Volynov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 21)

1935 – Jacques Pépin, French chef

1936 – Malcolm Kirk, English professional wrestler (d. 1987)

1939 – Michael J Moorcock, England, sci-fi author (Alien Heat, Bull & Spear)

1939 – Harold E. Varmus, American scientist, Nobel laureate

1941 – Sam Andrew, rocker (Big Brother & Holding Company-Cheap Thrills)

1941 – Wadada Leo Smith, American trumpeter and composer

1943 – Keith Richards, England, rock guitarist (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar)

1945 – Carolyn Wood, US, 4 X 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1960)

1946 – Stephen (Steve) Biko, South African anti-apartheid activist

1946 – Steven Spielberg, Cincinnati, director (ET, Close Encounters, Jaws)

1947 – Eddie Antar, founder/CEO (Crazy Eddie Electronics Store)

1948 – Bryan “Chas” Changler, Newcastle, rock bassist (Animals)

1948 – Bill Nelson, English musician (Be Bop Deluxe)

1950 – Leonard Maltin, NYC, movie critic (Entertainment Tonight)

1950 – Randy Castillo, American drummer (Ozzy Osbourne) (d. 2002)

1951 – Andrew S Thomas, Adelaide Australia, PhD/astronaut (STS 77, STS 89/91)

1953 – Elliot Easton, [Elliot Shapiro], Brooklyn NY, rock guitarist (Cars)

1954 – Ray Liotta, Newark NJ, actor (Sacha-Casablanca, Goodfellas)

1956 – Reinhold Ewald, Germany, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-25)

1956 – Ron White, American comedian

1960 – Kazuhide Uekusa, Japanese economist

1961 – Brian Orser, Canada, figure skater (Olympics-Silver-88)

1963 – Charles Oakley, NBA forward (NY Knicks)

1963 – Brad Pitt, Shawnee, Oklahoma, American actor (12 Monkeys, Fight Club)

1965 – Brian Walton, Ottawa Ontario, points race cyclist (Olympics-silver-96)

1965 – Mick Collins, American musician (The Gories, The Dirtbombs)

1966 – Aaron Jones, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)

1966 – Kiefer Sutherland, actor (Young Guns, Stand by Me, Lost Boys)

1966 – Tracy Byrd, country singer

1968 – Casper Van Dien, actor (Starship Troopers)

1971 – Barkha Dutt, Indian journalist

1975 – Michael Barry, Toronto, Ontario, cyclist (Olympics-96)

1975 – Trish Stratus, Canadian professional wrestler

1978 – Naomi Lang, Arcata California, dance skater (& Peter Tchernyshev)

1978 – Katie Holmes, American actress

1980 – Christina Aguilera, American singer (Genie in a Bottle, What a Girl Wants)

1985 – Hana Soukupová, Czech supermodel

1987 – Miki Andō, Japanese figure skater

1987 – Ayaka, Japanese singer

 

 

Deaths

468 – Huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita

821 – Theodulf, Bishop of Orléans

1133 – Hildebert, French writer

1290 – King Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240)

1442 – Pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371)

1495 – King Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448)

1505 – John IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed

1565 – Benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L’Ercolano), dies at 62

1633 – Theodoor Galle, Flemish engraver, buried at 62

1638 – Le Pere Joseph, French mystic, dies

 

 

 

1737 – Antonio Stradivarirenowned violin-makerdies in Cremona Italy at 93

 

 

 

 

1751 – Kilian I von Dientzenhofer, builder (Nepomukkerk, Prague), dies at 62

1799 – Jean-Étienne Montucla, French mathematician (b. 1725)

1829 – Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck, French naturalist, dies at 85

1843 – Thomas Graham, Lord Lynedoch, British Viceroy of India (b. 1748)

1848 – Bernard Bolzano, Bohemian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1781)

1862 – Johnson Kelly Duncan, architect/Confederate brig-generaal, dies at 35 of malarial fever

1892 – Richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosaurus), dies at 88

 

 

 

1919 – John Alcockpilot (1st non-stop over Atlantic), dies in crash at 27

 

 

 

 

 

 

1931 – John T “Legs” DiamondUS gangstermurdered at 35

 

 

 

 

 

1948 – Janet Fay, hammered to death by Honeymoon Killers

1971 – Bobby Jones Jr, amateur golfer (Grand Slam 1930), dies at 69

1977 – Louis Untermeyer, poet/critic/TV panelist (What’s My Line), dies at 92

1980 – Alexei N Kosygin, Soviet PM (1964-80), suffers heart attack at 76

1990 – Anne Revere, actress (National Velvet), dies of pneumonia at 87

1992 – Mother Clare Hale, cared for NYC AIDS babies (Hale House), dies at 87

1993 – Sam Wanamaker, actor (Pvt Benjamin), dies of prostate cancer at 74

1994 – Lilia Skala, Austrian/US actress (Ship of Fools, Caprice), dies at 98

1994 – Peter Hebblethwaite, English editor-in-chief (The Month), dies at 64

1994 – Roger Apéry, Greek-French mathematician (b. 1916)

1995 – Ross Thomas, author, dies at 69

1997 – Chris Farley, comedian (SNL, Tommy Boy), dies at 33

1998 – Lev Demin, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1926)

1999 – Robert Bresson, French film director (b. 1907)

2000 – Stan Fox, American race car driver (b. 1952)

2000 – Randolph Apperson Hearst, son of W. Randolph Hearst and father of Patty (b. 1915)

2000 – Kirsty MacColl, English singer and songwriter (b. 1959)

2004 – Anthony Sampson, British journalist and biographer (b. 1926)

2005 – Alan Voorhees, American engineer and urban planner (b. 1922)

2006 – Joseph Barbera, American cartoonist (b. 1911)

2006 – Ruth Bernhard, American photographer (1905)

2007 – Jack Linkletter, American television host, son of Art Linkletter (b. 1937)

2008 – Majel Barrett, American actress and producer of Star Trek, also the widow of Gene Roddenberry (b. 1932)

2008 – Mark Felt, the infamous Deep Throat, American FBI official and whistle blower during the Watergate Scandal (b. 1932)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sausalito Crash 12:14:14

 

 

 

  While Silas Patlove was out for an afternoon cycling excursion though the hills outside of Sausalito he experienced a dangerous encounter with a sizable specimen of the species Odocoileus virginianus , otherwise known as the white-tailed deer . As Mr Patlove was speeding downhill on the shoulder of Alexander Avenue he had the all too common experience , among motorists at least , cyclists thankfully not so much ,  of watching helplessly as the buck in question leapt the highway guardrail directly in his path .

    As luck would have it , the cyclist was armed with a helmet-cam which survived the crash and herewith provides the reader with a visual record of his deer encounter . Readers will be pleased to know that Silas escaped with a minor concussion and some small memory loss but is otherwise ok . Watch the video and be thankful for both bicycle helmets and helmet-cams .

HT/Rare

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