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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.”



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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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.  “

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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.
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   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

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Today In The Past


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







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







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.





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




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 .


Arkansas Badonkadonk



    Earlier this month we highlighted a video that was produced by the Stand With Hillary Super PAC to support the “inevitable” campaign , it is her turn after all , of Ms Hillary Clinton for president . There was much to do on both sides of the aisle about the video , most of which commented on the fact that said video was unintended parody . This current video , by the esteemed Remy is real , intentional parody . Brought to you , as always , by ReasonTV we hope you enjoy it as much as we did .

   Below are the lyrics so you can follow along …

Just like the last time around
Republicans are gonna frown
Mitt Romney and Ben Carson now?
Like Twitter stock you’re going down

You’d that you were riding in
Billy Joel’s car I swear
because you’re gonna see
shattered glass everywhere

I’m talking Arkansas Badonkadonk..
Perfect voting record make you wanna vote along
Gonna bring along ol’ Bill Clinton
and ooh-wee, shut my mouth, slap your grandma

You think she’s gonna lose
in the early primaries?
You’d sooner see Al Sharpton
promptly filing quarterlies

Somehow I’m a crusader
Can label you a hater
While I say “nominate
anybody with a baby-maker” “














Food Stamp Beneficiaries Exceed 46,000,000 for 37 Straight Months





” The number of beneficiaries who receive compensation from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as food stamps, has topped 46,000,000 for 37 straight months, according to data released by the Department of Agriculture (USDA).

  In September 2014, which is the latest data from the USDA, there were 46,459,998 Americans who received assistance from the SNAP program. The number of beneficiaries has exceeded 46 million since September 2011, a total of 37 months, or more than three years.

  In September, the number of beneficiaries was down from the 46,476,410 beneficiaries there were in August, a decline of 16,412. During that same time frame, the number of families receiving SNAP benefits increased from 22,724,624 in August to 22,750,019 in September, an increase of 25,395.

  Households on food stamps in September got an average of $252.69 during the month, and the program benefits cost taxpayers $5,748,809,023.

  In 1969, the average participation in the SNAP program stood at 2,878,000. In 2014, average participation grew to 46,536,000 showing an increase of 1516.96 percent.”


Thanks to CNS News


    To put those numbers in perspective in 1969 one out of every 73.6 people was dependent on the State for supplemental food stamps while today after nearly fifty years of fighting the “war on poverty” the ratio is one out of every 6.8 people . Well done … God Bless The State …

Total spending to date on the “war on poverty” has exceeded sixteen trillion dollars and all we’ve gotten for that “investment” has been a larger and larger dole .


Since the


   The numbers for SNAP spending during the past six years of the Obama administration from the CBO reflect a massive increase in dependency on the State :



Participation and Federal Spending for SNAP



” Almost two-thirds of the growth in spending on SNAP benefits between 2007 and 2011 stemmed from the increase in the number of participants. Labor market conditions deteriorated dramatically between 2007 and 2009 and have been slow to recover; since 2007, both the number of people eligible for the program and the share of those who are eligible and who participate in the program have risen.

  About one-fifth of the growth in spending can be attributed to temporarily higher benefit amounts enacted in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The remainder stems from other factors, such as higher food prices and lower income among beneficiaries, both of which have boosted benefits.”


Heck of a job Barack …








 Students Shocked To Learn Hillary Clinton Is 67, Hasn’t Driven Since 1996






” College students at Florida International University were shocked recently to discover that not only is Hillary Clinton 67 years old, but she also hasn’t driven a car since 1996.

  Lauren Cooley, a field representative with Turning Point USA, recently asked 20 students if they knew these fun facts about the possible 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.

  Of those interviewed at the public research university, home to roughly 50,000 students, only six guessed Clinton is in her 60s, but of those, they still thought she was younger than 67, Cooley told The Fix. Most thought she is in her 40s or 50s, and expressed surprise at her real age, according to a video of the interviews.”


Read more at The College Fix











Black Choppers Rattle Dallas Skyline In Urban Training Drills



Dallas Black Ops



” Dallas residents have taken to social media to express alarm over a swarm of black helicopters that have descended upon their neighborhoods, part of a US Special Forces drill to prepare for future engagement in urban areas.

  Beginning Monday morning, Dallas residents went online to report a surreal spectacle that seems more consistent with conspiracy-theory lore than reality: Black helicopters with their lights switched off buzzing the rooftops of this Texas city of 1.2 million people.

  Unbeknown to many residents, the sinister-looking sight was the initial phase of US Special Operations Forces training in “realistic urban sites” scheduled to run for the next two weeks.

  According to local news reports, the training missions may move beyond Dallas.

“ North Texas police departments are letting the forces conduct urban training across the region over a two-week span,” The Dallas Morning News reported.”


Russia Today










National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 12-03-14 to 12-15-14



National Police Misconduct Reporting Project



” Here are the 15 reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday December 3 to Monday, December 15, 2014:

  • Corpus Christi, Texas: A police officer has been disciplined after dash cam video showed he asked woman to delete video of chokehold by county official. ly/FUGrY
  • Colcord, Oklahoma: A police chief has been arrested for driving under the influence in his police cruiser. It’s his third DUI since 2004. ly/FUNb4
  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts: A man claims he was arrested for recording a traffic stop with his cell phone. He is challenging the arrest at his trial for disorderly conduct. ly/FV3fJ
  • Memphis, Tennessee: A police officer resigned and pled guilty to a charge of misconduct. He was accused of coercing a fugitive to perform sex
  • Riverside County, California: A sheriff’s sergeant was charged with battery on a spouse, false imprisonment, assault, and illegal possession of controlled substances. ly/FVn0f
  • New Straitsville, Ohio: The police chief was indicted for records tampering for second time in the past two years. The newer charges are related to complicity in his wife’s alleged food stamp and Medicaid fraud charges, for which he faces up to seven years. A former Perry County Sheriff’s deputy, he was already slated for a trial for tampering with records and unlawful use of a law enforcement database. He faces up to 14 years in that case.
  • Update: Los Angeles, California (First reported 8-30-12): The police department settled excessive force suit for $550,000. The plaintiff had video showing officers body slamming her to the ground twice after she talked back to one officer. One officer involved in the case was suspended and the other was fired.
  • Update: Los Angeles County, California (First reported 9-13-13): A now-former sheriff’s deputy pled no contest to charges related to a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl. The highly decorated 22-year veteran was sentenced to three years in prison.
  • Update: Eutawville, South Carolina (First reported 8-16-13): A now-former police chief was indicted for murder stemming from 2011 shooting of unarmed man in parking lot. He had been charged in relation to the case with misconduct in office, but a judge recently ruled he could not use a Stand Your Ground defense and subsequently a grand jury indicted him for murder.
  • Carbon County, Utah: A county sheriff was charged with misuse of public funds and equipment. He allegedly used department funds to pay for $2000 worth of gasoline for his personal use. He also used the department’s search and rescue trailer to move into his new home in a neighboring county.
  • Clewiston, Florida: A police officer was arrested for assaulting a Hendry County sheriff’s deputy at a gas station. Both officers were off duty but the assaulting officer was still wearing part of his uniform at the time of the alleged attack. “


Cato Institute








Thunderbirds Release 2015 Show Schedule







” The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds have finalized their 2015 show schedule. In its 62nd season, the team is slated to perform 71 demonstrations at 39 locations.

  The flying unit, officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, will perform its first public flyover of 2015 at the opening of Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix, Arizona, Feb. 1.

The remainder of the schedule is as follows:

Feb. 22: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida
March 8: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nevada
March 14-15: Titusville, Florida
March 21-22:  Lancaster, California
March 28-29:  Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi
March 31- April 5: Easter Break
April 11-12: Tyndall AFB, Florida
April 18: Louisville, Kentucky
April 25-26: Lakeland, Florida
May 2-3: Dyess AFB, Texas
May 9-10: Millville, New Jersey
May 16-17: Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina
May 23-24: Wantagh [Jones Beach], New York
May 28: U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado
May 30-31:  Aurora, Colorado
June 6-7: Waco, Texas
June 13-14: Whiteman AFB, Missouri
June 20-21: Dayton, Ohio
June 27-28: Mankato, Minnesota
July 4-5: Traverse City, Michigan
July 11-12: Gary, Indiana
July 18-19: Niagara Falls, New York
July 22: Cheyenne, Wyoming
July 25-26: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
July 28 – August 2: Mid-Season Break
August 8-9: La Crosse, Wisconsin
Aug. 15-16: Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota
Aug. 22-23: Open Date
Aug. 29-30: Midland, Texas
Sept. 5-7: Cleveland, Ohio
Sept. 12-13: Owensboro, Kentucky
Sept. 19-20: Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
Sept. 26-27: Millington, Tennessee
Oct. 3-4: Mather [Sacramento], California
Oct. 10-11: Grand Junction, Colorado
Oct. 17-18: Houston, Texas
Oct. 24-25: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Oct. 31-1 Nov.: Joint Base San Antonio, Texas
Nov. 7-8: Moody AFB, Georgia

  The release of the show season is good news for the squadron’s Airmen, who normally spend up to 220 days a year traveling. Aside from performing impressive aerial demonstrations, Thunderbird Airmen visit with local schools and hospitals, hold enlistment ceremonies and conduct media engagements to speak with people about the Air Force.

” We are extremely excited to represent the Air Force during the upcoming season” said Lt. Col. Greg Moseley, U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron commander and lead pilot. “Our newest team members have been training rigorously to ensure we execute our mission safely while showing the public what their Airmen can do.”

  Moseley is expected to depart the squadron after a change of command ceremony scheduled to occur Jan. 7, 2015. Lt. Col. Christopher Hammond, an experienced fighter pilot with more than 2,000 flight hours, will assume command of the squadron for the 2015 and 2016 demonstration seasons.

” It’s an honor to share the story of U.S. Airmen serving at locations around the globe,” said Hammond. “We hope these stories inspire others to learn more about aviation and opportunities to serve.”

  The Thunderbirds were formed in 1953, and since have been charged with demonstrating the professionalism of Airmen and the capabilities of modern airpower. The 2015 season marks the 33rd year the squadron has performed in the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

Assigned to Air Combat Command, the squadron is composed of nearly 130 Airmen serving in more than two dozen Air Force job specialties.

  The primary product of that teamwork is a Thunderbirds aerial demonstration, which includes approximately 40 maneuvers, featuring formation flying and solo routines. The entire show, including the beginning ground ceremony, lasts about one hour. A typical air show travel season extends from March to November.

  To learn more about the Thunderbirds, visit, or find afthunderbirds on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. “


U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Public Affairs











Jeff Beck & Imelda May – Rock n Roll





Published on June 30, 2013

” One of the most influential and charismatic in the history of rock guitarists, mainly for his seminal work with the Yardbirds and diversity of styles.

  After passing through the Wimbledon School of Art Art in London, Jeff Beck (born June 24, 1944 Surrey) began professionally in the world of music with a band called The Tridents. His big break came when Eric Clapton left the Yardbirds in 1965 to understand that they moved away from blues and welcomed more commercial sounds.

  Beck’s entry into the group opened new perspectives for English training with his imaginative style, making the band pioneers of psychedelic pop-rock and mirrors the American garage with his innovations in distortion and feedback.

  Also Beck decided to quit the Yardbirds in 1966 to form a new group that called Jeff Beck Group, set in the future were Faces, Rod Stewart and Ron Wood, with keyboardist Nicky Hopkins and drummer Aynsley Dunbar, who was replaced by Mickey Waller.

  Before that and Mickey Most as a producer, Jeff had recorded a simple pop that had been well received in the British charts, “Hi-Ho Silver Lining”.

  With the Jeff Beck Group, Surrey guitarist adopted a rocky and powerful sound based on the blues-rock.
Their live performances were enthusiastically received. Alongside them, the band released two essential Lps, “Truth” (1968) and “Beck-Ola” (1969), both produced by Mickey Most. In 1970 the group ceased to exist.
After suffering a car accident which prevented the creation of supertrío Beck, Bogert and Appice with Vanilla Fudge members Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice, Jeff Jeff Beck Group reformed with new components, recruiting the singer Bobby Tench, bassist Clive Chapman, drummer Cozy Powell and keyboardist Max Middleton.

” Rough and Ready” (1971) was the first Lp of the new project, a job that failed to sell too in Britain despite its attractive mix of jazz, funk and rock.
“The Jeff Beck Group” (1972), an album produced by Steve Cropper, also failed to draw the attention of press and public, which led to the final Beck Appice and Bogert binding, who had begun prior experience with Cactus.

  The trio also failed to reach valid conclusions and another interesting project of Jeff finished collapsing.
“Blow by blow” (1975), a large Lp blues-rock with jazz scraps produced by George Martin , like “Wired” (1976), were two important works of Jeff Beck fully recovered.
After a live album recorded in 1977 with Jan Hammer, Beck published works very occasionally, without returning to the studies to 80s.

  His new album, co-produced with Ken Scot, took the title of “There and Back” (1980), an album continued by Lps as “Flash” (1985) album produced by Nile Rodgers and Arthur Baker he returned to associate with Rod Stewart on a version of “People get ready” and “Jeff Beck’s Guitar Shop” (1989), one of the best jobs in the last stage of his career that afforded him a Grammy Award.

  In the years 90 published by Jed Leiber’s soundtrack telefilm “Frankie’s House” (1992), a tribute album to Gene Vincent called “Crazy Legs” (1992) and “Who else” (1999), Lp in which Beck showed his ability to accommodate current sound times.

  Also the legendary guitar this great amateur automotive appeared in collaborations with various artists like Donovan, Tina Turner, Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart and Roger Waters, offering his expertise in the six strings Service of hard rock, blues, psychedelia, jazz or pop-rock. “











Nate Bargatze – The One Time You Want Your Baby To Cry




Published on Jul 17, 2014

” Most parents spend their time wishing their babies would stop crying. But when comedian Nate Bargatze takes his nine-month-old daughter in for her first shot, he’s in for a bigger surprise than she is. In the video below, Nate ponders the meaning of this strange silence.

  Stand Up Planet showcases an uprising of fresh and fearless comics around globe, changing the world one joke at a time. Equal parts reality TV, documentary journey and travelogue, Stand Up Planet brings viewers on a quest to find the best humor coming from far corners of the developing world. Hosted by L.A.-based comic, Hasan Minhaj (Arrested Development, MTV’s Failosophy) and featuring stand up comics Nate Bargatze, James Adomian and Michelle Buteau, Minhaj invites two comics from India and South Africa to perform in Hollywood for a television special. Along the way they meet comedy legends: Bill Cosby, Carl Reiner and producer, Norman Lear.

Premieres May 14th on LinkTV, KCET and PIVOT.

Watch webisodes:…

Watch the series, jokes and go behind the scenes at “











Weirdest eBay Items




Published on Dec 16, 2014

” People try to sell some pretty weird stuff on Ebay! GMM #593!
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Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr



” I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy — I don’t disparage envy but I don’t accept it as legitimately my master. “










Michael Ramirez
















Today In The Past



283 – St Gaius begins his reign as Catholic Pope




546 – Gothic War (535-554): The Ostrogoths of King Totila conquer Rome by bribing the Byzantine garrison.






920 – Romanos I is crowned as co-emperor of the underage Emperor Constantine VII.

942 – Assassination of William I Longsword, 2nd Duke of Normandy.

1398 – Sultan Nasir-u Din Mehmud’s armies in Delhi are defeated by Timur.

1526 – Pope Clemens VII publishes degree Cum ad zero – forms Inquisition

1531 – Pope Clement VII establishes a parallel body to the Inquisition in Lisbon, Portugal.

1538 – Pope Paul III excommunicated England’s King Henry VIII

1572 – Spanish army begins fires in Haarlem Netherlands

1586 – Emperor Go-Yozei becomes Emperor of Japan.

1637 – Shimabara Rebellion: Japanese peasants led by Amakusa Shiro rise against daimyo Matsukura Shigeharu.

1718 – France, Britain and Austria declare war on Spain.

1745 – Bonnie Prince Charles army retreats to Scotland

1777 – France recognizes independence of English colonies in America

1777 – George Washingtons army returns to Valley Forge Pa

1788 – Russian army of Grigorij Potemkin occupies Ocharov

1790 – Aztec calendar stone discovered in Mexico City

1791 – NYC traffic regulation creates 1st 1-way street

1798 – 1st impeachment trial against a US senator (Wm Blount, TN) begins

1821 – Kentucky abolishes debtors prisons

1875 – Violent bread riots in Montreal

1895 – George Brownell patents a machine to make paper twine (Mass)

1900 – 1st prize of 100,00 francs offered for communications with extraterrestrials. Martians excluded-considered too easy




1903 – At 10:35 AM1st sustained motorized aircraft flight (Orville Wright)






1914 – Great Britain declares Egypt a protectorate

1914 – Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv by Turkish authorities

1925 – Col William “Billy” Mitchell court-martial for insubordination

1927 – US sub ‘S-4′ sinks after collision kills all 34 aboard

1935 – First flight of the Douglas DC-3 airplane.

1936 – Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen & dummy Charlie McCarthy, appear on TV

1938 – Utrecht Central Station destroyed by fire

1939 – German pocket battleship Graf Spee scuttled by its crew off Uruguay

1941 – German submarine U-31 sunk

1941 – German troops led by Rommel begin retreating in North Africa

1941 – World War II: Beginning of the Siege of Sebastopol.

1942 – Allies in London sentence German war criminals

1943 – Transport 63 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

1944 – Green Bay Packers win NFL championship

1944 – Japanese-Americans released from detention camps

1944 – US destroyers sink in storm off Philippines, 790 killed

1946 – US V-2 rocket reaches 183 km, White Sands Proving Grounds, NM

1947 – NY struck by a blizzard, resulting with 27″ of snow

1953 – FCC approves RCA’s black & white-compatible color TV specifications

1954 – 1st fully automated railroad freight yard (Gary, Indiana)

1957 – US successfully test-fires Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile

1959 – “On The Beach,” is 1st film to premiere on both sides of Iron Curtain

1959 – 1st movie opening simultaneously in major cities (On The Beach)

1961 – Disgruntled employee set fire to a circus tent in Niteroi Brazil

1961 – India seizes Goa & 2 other Portuguese colonies

1961 – Niteroi Circus of Rio de Janeiro catches fire; 323 die

1962 – Beatles 1st British TV appearance (People & Places)

1965 – Astrodome opens, 1st event is Judy Garland & Supremes concert

1965 – Largest newspaper-Sunday NY Times at 946 pages (50 cents)

1969 – USAF closes Project Blue Book, concluding no evidence of extraterrestrial spaceships behind thousands of UFO sightings

1970 – Gdansk, Poland shipworkers strike

1970 – Polish 1970 protests: In Gdynia, soldiers fire at workers emerging from trains, killing dozens.

1971 – “Diamonds are Forever” premieres in US

1973 – Arabs terrorists shoot passengers on Boeing 737 to Kuwait

1975 – John Paul Stevens appointed to Supreme Court

1975 – Lynette Fromme sentenced to life for attempt on Pres Ford’s life

1977 – Elvis Costello & The Attractions 1st US TV appearance (SNL)

1978 – OPEC raises oil prices 18%

1979 – Budweiser rocket car reaches 1190 kph (record for wheeled vehicle)

1981 – Members of Red Brigades kidnap Brig Gen James L Dozier

1983 – Disco in Madrid catches fire; 83 die




1983 – The IRA bombs Harrods Department Store in Londonkilling six people.94 injured






1986 – US Congress forms “Irangate” committee

1986 – Mrs Davina Thompson makse medical history by having the 1st heart, lung & liver transplant (Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England)

1988 – USS Tennessee, 1st sub to carry Trident 2 missiles, commissioned

1989 – The longest-running American sitcom The Simpsons had its debut.

1991 – Cleveland Cavaliers beat Miami Heat 148-80, by record 68 pts

1991 – NBA’s most lopsided game Cleveland beats Miami 148-80




1992 – Gen Suwa finds tooth of 4.4 million year old Australopithecus ramidus





1993 – Bangladesh moslem call for murder of feminist Taslima Nasrin

1993 – Kevin Scott skates world record 1000 m (1:12.54)

1993 – Northern Exposure star Barry Corbin falls off his horse

1999 – The United Nations General Assembly passes resolution 54/134 designating November 25 as the annual International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women.

2003 – SpaceShipOne flight 11P, piloted by Brian Binnie, makes its first supersonic flight.

2005 – Anti-WTO protesters riot in Wan Chai, Hong Kong

2007 – Republic of Lakotah asserts independence from the United States





1239 – Kujo YoritsuguJapanese Shogun (d. 1256)







1267 – Emperor Go-Uda of Japan (d. 1324)

1554 – Ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Liege/archbishop of Cologne

1619 – Prince Rupert of the Rhine, soldier/chemist/engraver/mathematician, commander in the English Civil War and first Governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company, (d. 1682)

1632 – Anthony Wood, English antiqurian (d. 1695)

1706 – Gabrielle Chôtelet, [La belle Emilie], French writer (Voltaire)




1734 – William FloydUS soldier/signer (Declaration of Independence)






1778 – Hunphry Davy, English chemist (discovered some elements)

1797 – Joseph Henry, US, scientist/inventor/pioneer of electromagnetism

1807 – John Greenleaf Whittier, US, poet (Snow-bound)

1819 – Samuel Jones, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1887

1820 – Frederick Tracy Dent, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1892

1821 – Frederick West Lander, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1862

1824 – Manning Ferguson Force, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1899

1824 – John Kerr, System physicist (electro-visually Kerr-effect)

1833 – James Thadeus Holtzclaw, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1893

1835 – Alexander E Agassiz, US, businessman/biologist/geology

1842 – Marius Sophus Lie, Norwegian mathematician (continous groups)

1853 – Émile Roux, French physician (d. 1933)

1873 – Ford Madox Ford, England, novelist/editor (Inheritors)

1881 – Johannes CB “Jan” Sluyters, Dutch painter

1887 – Josef Lada, Czech painter (d. 1957)

1894 – Hans [Henry] Kramers, Dutch theoretical physicist (quantum mechanics)

1900 – Mary Cartwright, English mathematician (d. 1998)

1903 – Erskine P Caldwell, author (Tobacco Road, God’s Little Acre)

1903 – Ray Noble, English bandleader and actor (d. 1978)

1904 – Paul Cadmus, NYC, etcher/painter (Sailors & Floozies)

1905 – Joseph Heifitz, film director




1905 – Simo Häyhä, “The White Death” FinnishWorld’s greatest sniper (d. 2002)









1908 – Willard Frank Libby, inventor (carbon-14 “atomic clock” (Nobel 1960))

1910 – Sy Oliver, American jazz arranger and bandleader (d. 1988)

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

1923 – Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian (d. 2006)

1926 – Jeremy Brooks, writer

1927 – Richard Long, Chic Ill, actor (Prof-Nanny & the Professor)

1928 – Marilyn Beck, newspaper columnist

1929 – William Safire, political columnist (NY Times)/speech writer (Nixon), (d. 2009)

1930 – Bob Mathias, American decathlete and congressman (d. 2006)

1935 – Cal Ripken Sr, baseball manager (Balt Orioles)

1935 – George Lindsey, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show), (d. 2012)

1937 – Art Neville, New Orleans LA, vocalist (Neville Brothers)

1937 – Kerry Packer, Australian businessman (d. 2005)

1937 – John Kennedy Toole, American novelist (d. 1969)

1937 – Calvin Waller, US Army general (d. 1996)

1939 – Eddie Kendricks, Alabama, rocker (Temptations-My Girl, Boogie Down)

1939 – James Booker, New Orleans, R & B musician (Gonzo)

1939 – Charles V Bush, Washington, African-American pioneer (1st African-American US Air Force Academy Graduate and US Supreme Court Page), (d. 2012)




1942 – Paul ButterfieldChicagoblues musician (Better Days)


Driftin’ Blues (Monterey 1967)

The Thrill Is Gone

Slowdown with Levon Helm , David Sanborn & Dr John

Everything’s Gonna Be Alright – Woodstock





1944 – Ference Bene, Hungary, record 12 soccer goals (Olympic-gold-1964)




1944 – Jack L[aurence] ChalkerUSsci-fi author (Saga of Well World)






1945 – Christopher Cazenove, England, actor (Ben-Dynasty)

1945 – Ernie Hudson, Benton Harbor MI, actor (Ghostbusters, Weeds)

1945 – Chris Matthews, American journalist

1946 – Eugene Levy, Hamilton Canada, comedian/writer (SCTV)

1947 – Marilyn Hassett, LA Ca

1947 – Wes Studi, actor (Last of the Mohicans)

1948 – Jim Alexander, rocker

1948 – Jim Bonfanti, rocker (Raspberries-Go All the Way)

1949 – Paul Rodgers, Engl, rocker (Bad Company-Feel Like Makin Love, Firm)

1950 – Carlton Barrett, Jamaicans reggae drummer (Bob Marley & Wailers)

1951 – Tatyana Kazankina, USSR, middle distance runner (Olympics-gold-1976)

1952 – Mickey Jones, Wash DC, rock bassist

1953 – Barry Livingston, LA California, actor (Ernie-My 3 Sons)

1958 – Mike Mills, US pop bassist (REM-One I Love)

1959 – Albert King, actor (BB King & Friends, Blues Alive)

1960 – Moreno Argentin, Italian cyclist

1961 – Sarah Dallin, rocker (Bananarama-Venus)

1964 – Ginger, English singer and guitarist (The Wildhearts)

1966 – Valeri Liukin, Soviet gymnast

1967 – Alan Nolet, Toronto Ontario, gymnast (Olympics-96)

1967 – Pauline Maurice, Welland Ontario, softball outfielder (Olympics-96)

1968 – Jeff[rey] Klepacki, Kearny NJ, rower (Olympics-1992, 96)

1969 – Marc Davis, Oceanside California, 3K steeplechase runner (Goodwill-gold-94)

1969 – Chuck Liddell, American mixed martial artist

1970 – Benedictine, [St Bernard]; becomes heaviest known dog (137 kg)

1972 – Ivan Pedroso, Cuba, long jumper (Olympics-4th-92)

1974 – Giovonni Ribisi, actor (Cory-My 2 Dads, New Leave it To Beaver)

1974 – Duff Goldman, American chef




1975 – Milla JovovichKiev Ukraineactress (Return to Blue LagoonChaplin)






1975 – Nick Farrell, East York Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)

1979 – Jaimee Foxworth, Belleville, Illinois, American actress (Judy Winslow-Family Matters) 

1980 – Ryan Hunter-Reay, American race car driver




535 – Emperor Ankan of Japan (b. 466)

695 – Begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693]

1195 – Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut (b. 1150)

1213 – Jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53




1273 – Rumi , Persian poet , mystic (b.1207)






1471 – Isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies

1562 – Adrian Willaert, Flemish singer/bandmaster/composer, dies at about 82

1663 – Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba (b. 1583)

1679 – Don Juan, ruler of Spain, dies

1751 – Kilian I von Dientzenhofer, Czech master builder, dies at 62




1830 – Simón BolívarSouth American revolutionary and president (Colombia), dies at 47 in Santa MartaColombia






1881 – Lewis H Morgan, US ethnologist (Iroquois-indians), dies at 62

1891 – Msiri, ruler of the Garanganze Kingdom, Congo (Katanga), dies in battle against Belgian funded expedition

1891 – Omer Bodson, Belgian captain, dies in battle against Msiri, ruler of Garanganze Kingdom in the Congo

1899 – Frederick “Freddy” Roberts, son of Brit field marshal, dies in battle




1907 – Kelvin of Largs, [William Thomson], Br physicist (Kelvin), dies at 83






1917 – Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, English physician (b. 1836)

1917 – Frank Gotch, American professional wrestler (b. 1878)

1933 – Thubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama (b. 1876)

1940 – Alicia Boole Stott, Irish mathematician (b. 1860)

1944 – Pieter A Roodenburgh, student/resistance fighter, dies at 26

1961 – Marion Perkins, sculptor (Man of Sorrow), dies at 53

1964 – Victor Franz Hess, Austrian-born physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1883)

1967 – [Francis] Barry Byrne, Chicago Ill, architect, dies at 83

1973 – Charles G Abbot, US astronomer (Sun Constant), dies at 101

1975 – Noble Sissle, jazz musician, dies at 86

1978 – Don Ellis, American jazz band leader (b. 1934)

1986 – Ron Kass, record co pres (MGM), dies at 52 of cancer

1992 – Dana Andrews, US actor (Laura), dies of pneumonia at 83

1993 – Janet Margolin, US actress (Annie Hall), dies at 50 of ovarian cancer

1997 – Reginald Victor Jones, scientist, dies at 86

1999 – Grover Washington, Jr., American saxophonist (b. 1943)

2005 – Jack Anderson, American journalist (b. 1922)

2008 – Sammy Baugh, American football player (b. 1914)

2009 – Jennifer Jones, American actress (b. 1919)

2010 – Captain Beefheart, American musician (b. 1941)

2011 – Kim Jong-il, supreme leader of North Korea (DPRK) 1994-2011, dies of a suspected heart attack at 70














Beretta Presents: Human Technology




Published on Nov 13, 2014

” Human Technology is an artistic short movie celebrating the uniqueness and the distinction of every Beretta premium gun. This movie by Ancarani Studio, under the creative direction of Paola Manfrin, reveals through the minutia of the manufacturing process, the genesis of a luxury Beretta shotgun. A poetic journey through sterile robotic rooms is blended with five centuries of Beretta’s history, culminating in the final assembly by the gunsmith, ever the wise guardian of the art of manufacturing.

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Police Departments On Trial


National Police Misconduct Reporting Project




” From the Economist:

  So far much of the debate within America has focused on race. That is not unreasonable: the victims were all black, and most of the policemen involved were white. American blacks feel that the criminal-justice system works against them, rather than for them. Some 59% of white Americans have confidence in the police, but only 37% of blacks do. This is poisonous: if any racial group distrusts the enforcers of the law, it erodes the social contract. It also hurts America’s moral standing in the world (not aided by revelations about the CIA’s use of torture—see article). But racial division, rooted as it is in America’s past, is not easily mitigated.

  There is, however, another prism through which to examine these grim stories: the use of excessive violence by the state (see article). It, too, has complex origins, but quite a lot of them may be susceptible to reform. In many cases Americans simply do not realise how capricious and violent their law-enforcement system is compared with those of other rich countries. It could be changed in ways that would make America safer, and fairer to both blacks and whites….

  In many ways America remains a model for other countries. Its economic engine has roared back to life. Its values are ones which decent people should want to spread. Yet its criminal-justice system, the backbone of any society, is deeply flawed. “



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