Archive for May, 2014

Pirate Bay Co-Founder Arrested After Two Years On The Run





” One of the founders of file-sharing website Pirate Bay has been arrested in southern Sweden to serve an outstanding sentence for copyright violations after being on the run for nearly two years, Swedish police said on Saturday.

  Peter Sunde had been wanted by Interpol since 2012 after being sentenced in Sweden to prison and fined for breaching copyright laws.”







” We have been looking for him since 2012,” said Carolina Ekeus, spokeswoman at the Swedish National Police Board. “He was given eight months in jail so he has to serve his sentence.”

  Ekeus said Sunde had been arrested on Saturday in the southern Swedish county of Skane but she was not able to provide further details.

  Four men linked to Pirate Bay were originally sentenced to one year in prison and a fine of 32 million crowns ($4.8 million). An appeals court later reduced the prison sentences by varying amounts, but raised the fine to 46 million Swedish crowns ($6.9 million).”


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Sudanese Death Sentence Woman To Be Freed Soon


Meriam Ibrahim and her husband Daniel Wani



Sudan appeared to be bowing to international pressure on Saturday night to free a woman sentenced to death for apostasy. A foreign ministry spokesman said that Meriam Ibrahim would be released and not face further charges.

But lawyers for 27-year-old Ms Ibrahim expressed skepticism that she would be freed so quickly.

“ It’s a statement to silence the international media,” said Elshareef Ali Mohammed. “This is what the government does. We will not believe that she is being freed until she walks out of the prison.”

  He said he had even heard reports that the spokesman was in the UK on medical leave when he told the BBC she would soon be freed.

“ If they were to release her, the announcement would come from the appeal court, and not from the ministry of foreign affairs. But at least it shows our campaign to free Meriam is rattling them. We must keep up the pressure.”

  The sentence, which was first reported in The Telegraph on the day that Judge Abbas Khalifa handed down his ruling, caused anger which has mushroomed into a global campaign to free her. In Sudan, abandoning Islam is a crime punishable by death.

  The mother of two, whose husband Daniel Wani has dual American-Sudanese citizenship, insists that she was raised as a Christian. She says her Muslim father abandoned the family when she was a child.

  Mark Simmonds, the Foreign Office’s Africa minister, said on Saturday that Britain was “putting intense pressure on the Sudanese government” to ensure her release.”



   Note that the pressure is coming from Britain and it’s leaders and not from our Muslim-apologist White House , even though the woman carries dual citizenship with the US and not the UK . 



” On Tuesday, Ms Ibrahim gave birth in prison to a daughter, Maya – her second child – which poured fuel on the fire of criticism. Mr Wani provoked an outcry when he told The Telegraph that his wife had been forced to give birth in a clinic in the prison, rather than in hospital, and with her legs still shackled.

  His comments were republished in the Sudanese daily Alyoum Altali newspaper, and clearly shook the government in Khartoum. “They wrote about how a campaign was starting in the UK, and talked about Western involvement to save her,” said Mr Elshareef. “They said that it was damaging the reputation of Sudan.”

  A day after the birth, the government sent in the reporters to justify Ms Ibrahim’s detention.

“ They interviewed a scholar, who goes into the prison to teach the women about Islam,” he said. “She also said that Meriam is a Muslim, because she is part of this campaign by some Islamists to claim that she committed apostasy. But everyone who knows Meriam knows that she is a Christian, and this is not true.”












Bowe Bergdahl, American Soldier, Freed By Taliban In Prisoner Trade







” The lone American prisoner of war from the Afghan conflict, captured by insurgents nearly five years ago, has been released to American forces in exchange for five Taliban prisoners held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.”

  The soldier, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, 28, was handed over to American Special Operations troops inside Afghanistan near the Pakistan border about 10:30 a.m. Saturday in a tense but uneventful exchange with 18 Taliban officials, American officials said. Moments later, Sergeant Bergdahl was whisked away by the helicopter-borne commandos, American officials said. He was found in good condition and able to walk.”





” The five Taliban detainees at Guantánamo, including two senior militant commanders said to be implicated in murdering thousands of Shiites in Afghanistan, were being transferred to the custody of officials from Qatar, who will accompany them back to that Persian Gulf state, where they will be subject to security restrictions, including a one-year travel ban.”



    As happy as we are that Sgt Bergdahl is coming home , the precedent set by releasing Gitmo prisoners and in effect negotiating with terrorists , in a break from long-standing US policy , bodes ill for all soldiers in the future .

   This will no doubt be a much needed shot in the arm for our beleaguered “commander-in-chief” but may very well open the flood-gates to the kidnapping of American GI’s and thus will be viewed by our enemies as just another sign of weakness , especially after last week’s announcement of the impending 2016 troop withdrawal

   From the Taliban point of view they must believe , rightfully so , that they have the US on the ropes and all the insurgents need do is sit tight for a few more months and victory will be theirs .

Continue reading at NY Times












Black Female Filmmaker Gently Goes Face-To-Face With Ku Klux Klan And Neo-Nazis




” Mo Asumang, who’s the daughter of a black Ghanaian father and a white German mother, talks to the BBC about her new documentary The Aryans in which she peacefully confronts racists about what makes them tick.

  There are some real zingers in this short piece, especially when she confronts a Ku Klux Klan member about his garb.

  Filmmaker Mo Asumang embarks on a journey into the abyss of political evil and finds out that the Aryans originally come from an area which now belongs to Iran. ‘The Aryans’ is a personal journey into the madness of racism: Mo Asumang meets German neo-Nazis, America’s most notorious racist Tom Metzger and members of the Ku Klux Klan in the Midwest. When she encounters the true Aryans in Iran, she realizes that they are friendly and cosmopolitan people who lay no claims to being members of a superior race.

  What I like about Mo’s interview style is her gentle approach. She’s not confrontational. It’s almost like the KKK members are ashamed or feel shameful of what they’re doing when they speak to her.  That’s a unique talent!”


Thanks to Dangerous Minds











Audit: State Paid $12 Million In Health Costs — For Dead People







” Cook County has long been ridiculed for allowing dead people cast votes, but the state may have just garnered a new distinction.

  It paid $12 million in health care for people who were already dead — including in one case, for a person who had died in 1989.

  A new financial audit released by Auditor General Bill Holland’s office on Thursday found that the Illinois Department of Health and Family Services had 8,232 people still on Medicaid rolls qualifying for benefits, even though they were dead.

  The state paid monthly premiums totaling almost $7 million for 561 people who had already been dead for an average of nearly two years before they were enrolled in a state managed care program.

A person was dead for 663 days and then they were signed up for Managed Care,” an incredulous Holland told the Sun-Times. “They need to improve their system to ensure the death dates for current enrollees, and just to ensure that people who were deceased were not enrolled.”


Continued at Chicago SunTimes











Huge Fog Bank Rolling In Over Lake Michigan





The still photographs on display at Imgur are equally awe-inspiring .

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Published on May 21, 2014

” 5.21.14
Platte Bay, Lake Michigan
Frankfort, MI “


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Retiree Dies In Police Custody After Traffic Stop








” Florida authorities are investigating the death of a man in Key West after he was arrested by police.

  The Michigan retiree moved to the island paradise for sun and sand, but that came to a sudden end after a routine traffic stop.

  Eimers had just arrived from Michigan when Key West police pulled him over in front of a Pizza Hut for reckless driving. According to police, he fled the scene and several officers followed him to a beach.

  Official documents obtained by CBS News offer differing accounts of Eimers’ encounter with police and what happened next. In the police report, Eimers was charged with resisting an officer “with violence.

  But officers on the scene told paramedics a different story. An EMS report indicates Key West police told paramedics that Eimers left his vehicle and ran, then collapsed on the beach. He never regained consciousness.”



Charles Eimers Death




” Hospital records say that Eimers “was found without a pulse by police” and later died at the hospital from lack of oxygen to the brain.

  But a cell phone video – shot by a bystander and released nearly two weeks after the arrest – shows none of those versions are accurate. Eimers can be seen walking away from his car and surrendering before police approach with guns drawn.

  Treavor Eimers said, “I watched the video, and I had no words. Everything that I was told while I was here was a lie.”


   A suspicious death involving the police and yet there was to be no autopsy , a clear violation of Florida law ? Hospital records destroyed ? A quick cremation ? WTF ? Can you spell coverup ?












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Jihadi Workplace Accident Explosive Belt Detonates At A Party





Published on May 24, 2014

” Can you say “karma’s a bitch?” “

Detroit’s Decline, As Told By Google Street View






” As the chief product officer at LOVELAND Technologies—a company whose mission is to “gather and present public information about properties” in the interest of “foreclosure prevention, blight identification and reduction, the reuse of vacant space, and the preservation of community assets”—Alex Alsup wades through data on the troubled city of Detroit every day. Luckily for us, he’s been sharing what he sees on a fascinating Tumblr.

GooBing Detroit,” as the name hints, originally featured comparisons of local properties as they appeared on Google Street View (c. 2009) and Bing Streetside (c. 2012). Now Alsup can use Google’s Time Machine feature to collect his images, but the results are no less striking. In just a few short years, abandoned houses crumble to pieces, while fully demolished buildings give way to wild overgrowth and trash-strewn fields.”



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Andy Griffith Goes Full Robocop







” I write often about the paramilitarization of American law enforcement, while always vaguely assuming it will never get too near my own corner of rural New Hampshire. But who knows? Reid Smith writes today about his particular hometown in Pennsylvania:


  Haverford straddles the border between Delaware and Montgomery Counties, some ten miles west of Philadelphia. According to Wikipedia, it’s most notable for being home to the renowned Haverford College and the Merion Cricket Club. The former is best known for its intellectual rigor and Quaker antecedents; the latter for its beautiful grass tennis courts.

  The local geography gets a little tricky, but a portion of the unincorporated town of Haverford is part of greater Haverford Township in Delaware County (affectionately known as “Delco”).

  Today a friend sent me an article from a local webzine. This is the sort of digital publication that usually leads with headlines about “Cast-Iron Cookware Restoration with Apple Cider and Elbow Grease” and heartfelt features on do-gooding business leaders.

  But not today. Instead The Haverford-Havertown Patch’s editor Alison Smith is enthusing over the local constabulary’s purchase of a 2014 Lenco “BearCat” ballistic-engineered, armored-response vehicle (see picture). Everyone’s happy. The County Council:


” As businesses continue to expand here in Delaware County, we are continually committed to making sure that our police have the ability to address new threats,” said Delaware County Council Chairman Thomas McGarrigle.

  Who knew a thriving business community presented such a threat to the security environment? Hey, it’s not just businesses, it’s also the local grade-school:


” We now have the ability to protect our police officers as they approach homes, businesses and schools while taking direct fire,” said District Attorney Jack Whelan.

  The SWAT ONE can “carry up to ten people, and has night-vision optics, a gas-injection system and a battering ram. It can withstand hits from a .50-caliber projectile”. Why would anyone buy anything so superfluous? Ah, well:  


  The vehicle, a 2014 Lenco “BearCat” ballistic-engineered, armored-response vehicle, was purchased with Homeland Security grants under FEMA’s Urban Area Security Initiative program.”


  Oh, right. Maybe the Afghan war only makes sense if you look on it as a dry run for Pennsylvania… As Laura Rosen Cohen says:


  “This is not a police force, it’s a bloody army and the guns are being turned against you.”



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Guy Throws Rock At Lamborghini Aventador!





    There is a lively debate ongoing in the comments wherein nobody really knows the backstory to this 26 second video but offers their two cents anyway . Was the driver a habitual a**hole racing in a suburban neighborhood or was the rock thrower just a jealous a**hole ? Who knows ?

Unmasking The Columbia River’s Mysterious Stealth Boats





” For about a decade there have been sightings of some very peculiar high-speed watercraft patrolling up and down the Columbia River between Portland and Vancouver. It just so happens that these phantom vessels are some of the US Navy SEALs newest toys.”





” The origin of these boats remains somewhat shadowy, but it would seem that they evolved from a concept initiated by the Israeli Special Operations community in the late 1980’s. Patents filed in the 1990s show the design would become “the Alligator,” a semi-submersible, high-speed special forces delivery, extraction and reconnaissance craft that features a very low radar cross-section. All known accounts state that the Alligator was first launched in the mid 1990s and was said to have been tested briefly by the US Special Operations community before being delivered to Israel. The number of alligators built remains a mystery.”





” The already low-slung Alligator has the ability to lower its draft to the point where the cabin windows sit right above the waterline via flooring ballast tanks located on each side and below the boat’s main cabin. This results in the boat not only being very hard to spot on radar but it is also challenging to spot visually. The streamlined hull and low drag design, along with some powerful water-jets, allow it to move at high speed, especially when its ballast tanks are empty.”





” Although I have had some trouble getting a confirmation on it, it seems that Oregon Iron Works, a locally well known metal fabrication firm, has been involved with building the Alligator since its inception and continues as the prime contractor for constructing not only the Alligator Class but also its follow-on Sealion and Sealion II Class.”




   This picture was taken by yours truly in Newport RI somewhere around 2007 . It is not an “Alligator” or a “SeaLion” but it is a stealth insertion craft nonetheless . There were four of them that were making there way from Norfolk Va up to Portsmouth NH on a shakedown cruise all manned by un-uniformed sailors .







    Here’s another shot of these stealthy craft that had two huge conventionally (gas) powered motors yet were virtually silent at any lower speed . As I recall they were designed with seating for a three man crew , helmsman , navigator and co-pilot and had jump-seats in the rear to transport up to six spec-ops warriors .






    I have more pictures of these amazing craft somewhere and will post more if I can locate them . The boats and their crews spent the night in Newport at the same marina we were staying at and they left early the next morning and you could not even hear them leaving . Amazing technology . The crew , who were understandably tight-lipped did reveal that they had left Norfolk the day before and thus revealed something of the speed of these craft .



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Memo Outlines Obama’s Plan To Use The Military Against Citizens





” A 2010 Pentagon directive on military support to civilian authorities details what critics say is a troubling policy that envisions the Obama administration’s potential use of military force against Americans.

  The directive contains noncontroversial provisions on support to civilian fire and emergency services, special events and the domestic use of the Army Corps of Engineers.

  The troubling aspect of the directive outlines presidential authority for the use of military arms and forces, including unarmed drones, in operations against domestic unrest.”





“ This appears to be the latest step in the administration’s decision to use force within the United States against its citizens,” said a defense official opposed to the directive.

  Directive No. 3025.18, “Defense Support of Civil Authorities,” was issued Dec. 29, 2010, and states that U.S. commanders “are provided emergency authority under this directive.”

“ Federal military forces shall not be used to quell civil disturbances unless specifically authorized by the president in accordance with applicable law or permitted under emergency authority,” the directive states.”

Military assistance can include loans of arms, ammunition, vessels and aircraft. The directive states clearly that it is for engaging civilians during times of unrest.

  A U.S. official said the Obama administration considered but rejected deploying military force under the directive during the recent standoff with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his armed supporters.”


Story continues at Washington Times




















Cycle Helmets Are Useless, Says Brain Surgeon




” A leading neurosurgeon has controversially claimed that cyclists who wear helmets are wasting their time.
Henry Marsh, who works at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, London, said that many of his patients who have been involved in bike accidents have been wearing helmets that were ‘too flimsy’ to be beneficial.

  He made the comments while speaking at the Hay Festival during a discussion with Ian McEwan, whose latest novel Saturday centre’s around a neurosurgeon.

  He cited evidence from the University of Bath that suggests that wearing a helmet may even put cyclists at greater risk. The research showed that drivers get around 3 inches closer to cyclists who wear helmets because they perceive them as safer.

  He said: “I ride a bike and I never wear a helmet. In the countries where bike helmets are compulsory there has been no reduction in bike injuries whatsoever.”











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Today In The Past



1279 BC – Rameses II (The Great) (19th dynasty) becomes pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.

70 – Rome captures 1st wall of the city of Jerusalem

1223 – Mongol invasion of the Cumans: Battle of the Kalka River – Mongol armies of Genghis Khan lead by Subutai defeat Kievan Rus and Cumans.

1417 – Jacoba van Bavarian becomes countess of Holland/Zealand/Henegouwen

1495 – Emperor Maximilian, Pope Alexander VI, Milan, King Ferdinand, Isabella & Venice sign anti-French Saint League

1564 – Battle on Gotland: Lubeck & Denmark beat Sweden

1578 – Martin Frobisher sails from Harwich, England to Frobisher Bay, Canada, eventually to mine fool’s gold, used to pave streets in London.

1621 – Sir Francis Bacon thrown into Tower of London for 1 night

1634 – US colony Massachusetts Bay annexes Maine colony

1669 – Citing poor eyesight, Samuel Pepys records the last event in his diary.

1790 – US copyright law enacted

1790 – Alferez Manuel Quimper explores the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

1837 – Astor Hotel opens in NYC, it later becomes the Waldorf-Astoria

1853 – Elisha Kane’s Arctic expedition leaves NY aboard Advance

1859 – Phila A’s organize to play “town ball” became baseball 20 years later

1861 – Gen Beauregard is given command of Confederate Alexandria Line

1862 – Battle of Seven Pines VA (Fair Oaks)

1864 – Raid at Morgan’s Kentucky

1868 – 1st Memorial Day parade held in Ironton, Ohio

1868 – Dr James Moore (UK) wins 1st recorded bicycle race, (2k) velocipede race at Parc fde St Cloud, Paris

1870 – Congress passes 1st Enforcement Act (rights of blacks)

1878 – German battleship Grosser Kurfurst sinks, 284 killed

1879 – Madison Square Garden opens

1880 – League of American Wheelmen (1st US bicycle association), forms in Newport RI

1884 – Dr John Harvey Kellogg patents “flaked cereal”

1889 – Johnstown Flood; 2,209 die in Penn

1891 – Work on trans-Siberian railway begins

1893 – Whitcomb Judson, Chicago, patents a hookless fastening (zipper)

1900 – US troops arrive in Beijing, help put down Boxer Rebellion

1902 – Boer War Ends; Treaty of Unity signed, Britain annexes Transvaal

1907 – Taxis 1st began running in NYC

1908 – Miss Pottelsberghe de la Pottery is 1st airplane passenger (Belgium)

1909 – 1st NAACP conference (United Charities Building, NYC)

1910 – Glenn Curtiss flies from Albany to NYC

1911 – R.M.S. Titanic launched.

1912 – US marines land on Cuba

1913 – 17th amendment (direct election of senators) declared ratified

1915 – An LZ-38 Zeppelin makes an air raid on London

1916 – Battle of Skagerrak: Brit-German sea battle at Jutland (10,000 dead)

1916 – British battle cruiser Invincible explodes, killing all but 6

1917 – 1st jazz record released (Dark Town Strutters Ball)

1919 – NC-4 aircraft commanded by AC Read completes 1st crossing of Atlantic

1926 – Sesquicentennial Exposition opens in Philadelphia

1927 – Ford Motor Company produces last “Tin Lizzie” (begins Model A)

1927 – Tiger 1st baseman Johnny Neun makes an unassisted triple play

1928 – 1st aerial cross of Pacific takes off from Oakland

1930 – Comet 73P/1930 (Schwassmann-Wachmann 3) approaches 0.0617 AUs of Earth

1931 – 7.1 magnitude Earthquake destroys Quetta in modern-day Pakistan: 40,000 dead.

1935 – Quake kills 50,000 in Quetta Pakistan

1937 – German battleships bomb Almeria Spain

1940 – Gen-major Bernard Montgomery leaves Duinkerken

1941 – 1st issue of “Parade” goes on sale

1941 – 41 U boats sunk this month (325,000 ton)

1941 – A Luftwaffe air raid in Dublin, Ireland claims 38 lives.

1943 – “Archie” comic strip 1st broadcast on radio

1947 – 79th Belmont: Ruperto Donoso aboard Phalanx wins in 2:29.6

1949 – Charley Lupica begins stay on 4 foot square platform atop a 60′ pole, vowing to stay until Indians clinch pennant. (They don’t, & stays 117 days)

1950 – Due to rain, Indy 500 shortened to 345 miles, Johnny Parson wins

1955 – Supreme Court orders school integration “with all deliberate speed”

1958 – Dick Dale invents “surf music” with “Let’s Go Trippin”

1961 – Chuck Berry’s amusement park, Berryland in St Louis, opens

1962 – “Tell It To Groucho” last airs on CBS-TV

1965 – Jim Clark becomes 1st foreigner in 49 years to win Indy

1969 – “Gitarzan” by Ray Stevens peaks at #8

1969 – Stevie Wonder releases “My Cherie Amore”

1974 – Israel & Syria sign an agreement concerning Golan Heights

1977 – Trans Alaska oil pipeline completed

1980 – Police & youthful rebels battle in Zurich

1985 – 41 tornadoes hit Northeast US, killing 88

1985 – Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) became a Schedule I drug in the United States.

1989 – “Rambling with Gambling” 20,000th radio program on WOR-AM (NYC)

1989 – 1st presentation of rock n roll Elvis awards

1990 – NYC’s Zodiac killer shoots 3rd victim, Joseph Ponce

1990 – Seinfeld starring Jerry Seinfeld, debuts on NBC as Seinfeld Chronicles

1991 – Sides in Angola sign a treaty ending 16 year civil war

1997 – Donovan Bailey beats Michael Johnson in 150m race

1997 – The Confederation Bridge opens, linking Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick.

2008 – Usain Bolt breaks the world record in the 100m sprint, with a wind-legal (+1.7m/s) 9.72 seconds.




1443 – Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII of England (d. 1509)

1469 – Manuel I, King of Portugal (1495-1521) during era of exploration

1557 – Feodor I (Fyodor/Theodore Ivanovich), Czar of Russia (1584-98)

1640 – Michał Wiśniowiecki, King of Poland (d. 1673)

1664 – Giulio Alberoni, Spanish/Italian minister/cardinal

1701 – Alexander Cruden, compiler of a concordance to King James Bible

1744 – Richard Edgeworth, writer, Bath

1819 – Walt Whitman, West Hills, NY, poet (Leaves of Grass)

1835 – Hijikata Toshizō, Japanese military leader (d. 1869)

1837 – Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Mjr General (Confederate Army), died in 1864

1837 – William Henry Fitzhugh “Rooney” Lee, Major General (Confederate Army)

1852 – Francisco Moreno, Argentine explorer (d. 1919)

1872 – Charles G Abbot, US, astronomer (Constant Sun)

1872 – William Heath Robinson, England, illustrator/cartoonist (Don Quixote)

1892 – Gregor Strasser, German pharmacist/NSDAP-Reich organization leader

1894 – Fred Allen, Cambridge Mass, comedian (Fred Allen Radio Show)

1898 – Norman Vincent Peale, Ohio, clergyman (Power of Positive Thinking)

1907 – Valston Hancock, British air marshal

1908 – Don Ameche, Kenosha WI, actor (Cocoon, Trading Places)

1909 – Thor Thorvaldsen, Norway, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1948, 52)

1912 – Henry M “Scoop” Jackson, (Sen-D-Wash)

1912 – Martin Schwarzschild, US astronomer (evolution)

1913 – Peter Gibson, British Rear-Admiral

1921 – Robert Arthur Ley, UK, sci-fi author (Telepath, Power of X)

1922 – Denholm Elliott, London, actor (Alfie, Cuba, Doll’s House, King Rat)

1923 – Clint Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (1949- )

1927 – Michael Sandberg, British CEO (Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corp)

1927 – Red Holloway [James], Helena, Arkansas, jazz tenor saxophonist, (d. 2012)

1929 – Neil Shaw, British CEO (Tate & Lyle)

1930 – Clint Eastwood, SF California, actor (Dirty Harry)/mayor (Carmel, California)

1931 – John Schrieffer, US physicist (Nobel 1972)

1931 – Shirley Verrett, New Orleans, mezzo-soprano (Cassandra-Les Troyens)

1932 – Jay Miner, American microchip designer (d. 1994)

1934 – Bent Peter Rasch, Denmark, canoe (Olympic-gold-1952)

1934 – Jim Hutton, Binghamton NY, actor (Ellery Queen)

1938 – Peter Yarrow, NYC, (Peter, Paul & Mary-Puff the Magic Dragon)

1939 – Terry Waite, Anglican Church envoy/Lebanese hostage

1941 – Johnny Paycheck, Greenfield OH, singer (Take This Job & Shove It)

1941 – Louis J. Ignarro, American pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate

1942 – Happy Hairston, NBA star (Cin, Detroit, LA)

1943 – Joe Namath, PA, NFL QB (NY Jets), $400,000 man (1969 Superbowl)

1943 – Sharon Gless, LA California, actress (Chris Cagney-Cagney & Lacey)

1944 – Mick Ralphs, guitarist (Mott the Hoople, Bad Company)

1945 – Bernard Goldberg‎, American journalist

1946 – Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German director (Marriage of Maria Braum)

1948 – John Bonham, Redditch England, drummer (Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven)

1949 – Steven Kampmann, Phila, actor (Kirk-Newhart)

1949 – Tom Berenger, Chicago IL, actor (Big Chill, Someone to Watch Over Me)

1950 – Edward Barker, cartoonist

1950 – Gregory Harrison, Catalina California, actor (Trapper John, Logan’s Run)

1952 – Karl Bartos, German musician (Kraftwerk, Electronic)

1954 – Vicki Sue Robinson, American singer (d. 2000)

1955 – Laura Baugh, Gainesville FL, LPGA golfer (1994 Youngstown Classic-9th)

1955 – Tommy Emmanuel, Australian Guitarist CGP

1960 – Chris Elliott, actor/comedian (Get a Life, David Letterman Show)

1961 – Harry Enfield, comedian (Dermot-Men Behaving Badly, Saturday Live)

1961 – Lea Thompson, actress (Back to the Future, Caroline In The City)

1962 – Corey Hart, Montreal Canada, vocalist (I Wear My Sunglasses at Night)

1963 – Wendy Smith, rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good)

1964 – Scotti Hill, Manhasset NY, rock guitarist (Skid Row-Psycho Love)

1964 – Darryl McDaniels, American musician (Run-D.M.C.)

1965 – Brooke Shields, NYC, model/actress (Blue Lagoon, Suddenly Susan)

1967 – Sandrine Bonnaire, Clermont France, actress (Vagabond, Police)

1971 – Sarah O’Hare, model (Cosmopolitan-Jan 1994)

1974 – Bindi Mansfield, Mooerbank NSW Australia, diver (Olympics-96)

1976 – Colin Farrell, Dublin, Irish actor (In Bruges, Minority Report)

1977 – Scott Klopfenstein, American musician (Reel Big Fish)

1984 – Nate Robinson, American basketball player




455 – Petronius Maximus, senator/Emperor of Rome, lynched

1091 – Hendrik van Verdun, bishop of Luik (1075-91), dies

1198 – Moses ben Solomon Ha-Cohen, rabbi of Mainz, dies

1246 – Isabella of Angouleme, queen of John of England

1349 – Thomas Wake, English politician (b. 1297)

1408 – Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, Japanese shogun (b. 1358)

1504 – Engelbert II, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg-Dietz, dies

1551 – Aristotele “Basiano” da Sangallo, Italian set designer, dies

1594 – Tintoretto, Italian Mannerist painter, dies at 75

1665 – Pieter J Saenredam, Dutch architectural painter, dies at 67

1799 – Pierre Lemonnier, French astronomer (b. 1715)

1809 – Ferdinand von Schill, Prussian officer/rebel, dies in battle at 33

1831 – Samuel Bentham, British mechanical engineer (b. 1757)

1832 – Évariste Galois, French mathematician (b. 1811)

1837 – Joseph Grimaldi, greatest clown (king of pantomime), dies at 57

1862 – Robert Hatton, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at about 34

1900 – John Power, Irish baronet/whiskey manufacturer, dies in battle

1906 – King Alfonso XIII, assassinated in Madrid

1910 – Elizabeth Blackwell, 1st woman physician, dies at 89

1916 – Horace Hood, British spy (Battle of Jutland), dies in battle

1942 – Reinhard Heydrich, German protector of Bohemia & Moravia, assassinated

1952 – Walter Schellenberg, German lawyer/headed spy (Venlo), dies

1955 – “Wild Bill” Vukovich, killed in Indy 500

1962 – Adolf Eichmann, Nazi war criminal, hanged at Ramie Prison in Israel at 56

1963 – Carel C van Essen, archaeologist (Art of Ancient Rome), dies at 63

1967 – Billy Strayhorn, American composer, pianist and arranger (b. 1915)

1971 – Reinhold Niebuhr, US theologist, dies at 78

1972 – Walter Freeman, American physician (b. 1895)

1976 – Martha Mitchell wife of former Att Gen John Mitchell, dies in NY at 57

1982 – Jack Dempsey, former heavyweight boxing champ/actor, dies at 86

1986 – James Rainwater, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1917)

1989 – Terry Drinkwater, CBS news correspondent, dies at 53 of cancer

1993 – Spuds Mackenzie, American advertisement dog

1995 – Tim Mara, owner (NY Giants), dies at 59

1996 – Peter Gordon Dorrell, archaeologist/photographer, dies at 68

1996 – Timothy Francis Leary, Harvard prof/LSD guru, dues of cancer at 75

1997 – Rosie Will Monroe, WW II icon (Rosie the riveter), dies at 76

1997 – James Bennett Griffin, American archaeologist (b. 1905)

1998 – Charles Van Acker, Belgian racing driver (b. 1912)

2000 – Tito Puente, American musician (b. 1923)

2000 – Johnnie Taylor, American singer (b. 1938)

2001 – Arlene Francis, American television personality (d. 1907)

2004 – Robert Quine, American guitarist (b. 1941)

2006 – Raymond Davis Jr., American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)

2006 – Lula Mae Hardaway, American songwriter, mother of singer Stevie Wonder (b. 1930)

2009 – Millvina Dean, last living survivor of the RMS Titanic disaster died. (b. 1912)

2010 – Brian Duffy, British photographer and film producer (b. 1933)

2010 – William A. Fraker, American cinematographer (b. 1923)













Caught On Video: Oakland School Security Guard Seen Hitting Student In Wheelchair, Dumping Him On Floor




Wheelchair Bound Student Assaulted By SG



” A security guard at a high school in Oakland has been arrested and charged with a felony for an assault on a student in a wheelchair, caught on video by school surveillance cameras.

  According to a letter from Oakland High School principal Matin Abdel-Qawi to parents, a student in a wheelchair was lingering in a hallway as security officers urged them to get to class on May 19.

  One security officer then ordered the student, identified as freshman Francisco Martinez, to move along and either Martinez didn’t comply or was slow to do so, according to Abdel-Qawi. Martinez suffers from cerebral palsy.

  His delay prompted the security officer, identified as 23-year-old Marchell Mitchell, to push Martinez by his chair handles. Martinez objected by slapping the officer’s hands away, Abdel-Qawi said. The incident then escalated even further, according to the letter:” Read More











Baby In Coma After Police ‘Grenade’ Dropped In Crib During Drug Raid




” A Georgia toddler has been put into a medically induced coma after he was badly burned by a police “flash bang” grenade that landed in the crib where the boy was sleeping during a drug raid, his mother told ABC News Friday.

  The raid occurred before dawn Wednesday night in Habersham County while the Phonesavanh family was sleeping.”




“ It was a big flash, a loud bang, a bunch of yelling, and my son screaming,” the boy’s mom, Alecia Phonesavanh, 27, told ABC News.

“ Two of my other girls were next to my husband. There was a member of the SWAT team pinning him down, another man had my son who was screaming and crying,” Phonesavanh said.”




“ At that time I didn’t see his playpen, but I kept telling him to ‘Please just give him to me,’” Phonesavanh said of 19-year-old son Bounkham. “‘He’s just scared.’”

  According to Phonesavanh, authorities reassured her that everything was fine, “‘He’s okay, he’s just fine, there’s nothing wrong with him,’” she recalled through tears.

They lied to me. They kept telling me my son was okay,” she said. “When I saw his playpen I just about threw up. I got really sick, I was so scared.”

“ That picture is enough to traumatize anybody knowing that there was a baby lying there,” Phonesavanh said.”






” When police raided the house early Wednesday morning, they dropped a “flash bang” which police concede landed and exploded in the child’s portable crib.

It landed in his playpen and exploded on his pillow right in his face,” Phonesavanh told ABC’s Atlanta affiliate, WSB-TV.”




    There is a gofund me account set up to help the parents , who have no insurance , cover the costs of the medical and legal expenses that are sure to be staggering . Give if you can .

Read more on the latest innocent lives destroyed by a no-knock raid .










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