Saturday, May 31, 2014
In 1909 Lt. Joe Petrosino, a famous New York city police detective, an Italian immigrant and the first police officer to investigate the mafia, was shot dead in the street during a mission to Sicily to collect evidence. His murder remained unsolved until last month. During the recent arrest of 95 suspected members of two clans involved in extortion rackets in the island's capital Palermo, one of those arrested was recorded boasting that his father's uncle had carried out the killing. ‘He killed the top policeman on the orders of Cascio Ferro’, the head of the mafia and the subject of the detective’s investigation. Ferro ran a gang in NYC as well. The case is now the oldest cold case ever solved.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Memphis TN an urban legend is called “Voodoo Village. According to people who live on the street, the legend started because an "herb doctor" lived on the property. Adding to the mystery, if you drive by you will see lots of strange objects in the yard. There are crosses, symbols, things that look like coffins.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014
The French hold themselves out to be a world power and the center of the intellectual world. despite their many 'shortcomings and failures.' Accordingly, they are frequently the butt of 'French Jokes.' Well they have done it again, ordering 2,000 trians at billions of Euros, only to find out on delivery that the trains are too wide to get into more than 300 stations. World power --- hummmmm.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Ara Raoul Parseghian is a former American football player and coach who guided the University of Notre Dame to national championships in 1966 and 1973
jpr:happy birthday and tks for some great college football. Those may have been the nest years in collegiate play!.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
The zombie plague is taking over the world, the world of popular culture that is. But what would happen if the fictional illness became more fact than fiction? According to Foreign Policy magazine, the Pentagon has a plan called CONOP 8888, or a zombie survival plan that will "preserve the sanctity of human life" among all "non-zombie humans." CONOP 8888 is the guide to battling the undead, and not only the flesh-eating human varieties but even those difficult-to-kill "evil magic zombies." The Department of Defense calls the zombie apocalypse plan "fictional contingency planning guidance" used to train military planners and came up with the title of "Counter Zombie Dominance." The government insists its all fictional, but I wonder …….
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014
|if Dennis is still best buds with Kim Yung Un?|
and wonder how Dennis and Kim get hooked up in the first place? Is Madonna the common denominator? Also wonder why oliver-sudden there is a hoopla about gay sports figures, when Mr Rodman (whatever his inklings might be) went publicly in Drag many times, years ago. Once wore a white wedding dress -long train et al) to some event. His stylist was maybe madonna or lady gaga or something.
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
to all you gals, girls, senoritas, mademoiselles, and Sarah Lawrence sophomores, here's an important message.
Researchers seem determined to show a connection between cell phone usage and male impotency. FYI - I don't own a cell phone; wink wink.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
...sort of. Javier Bardem's acting is multi bene. His profile is other-worldly. I'm going to email him and see if he'll be my prom date. Check out the movie "the Dancer Upstairs" Truthfully his profile is not that different from JP's "been to the wars" look. JP got his look the hard way.
|Is this the way he was born?|
The dwarf lantern shark is possibly the smallest shark in the world, reaching a maximum known length of 21.2 cm (8.3 in). It is known to be present only off Colombia and Venezuela, at a depth of 283–439 m (928–1,440 ft). This species can be identified by its small size at maturity, long flattened head, and pattern of black ventral markings and a mid-dorsal line. It is capable of producing light from a distinctive array of photophores. in 1985
at a depth of 290 m (950 ft).
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
|mt of olives|
Monday, May 5, 2014
The Lily of the Valley differs from the Easter lily that might be pictured when hearing this flower's name. The Lily of the Valley is actually signified by its large, basil shaped leaves with pretty clusters of white bell shaped blooms drooping towards the earth like falling tears. It is thought that this flower has some medicinal benefits like enhancing memory, or improving speech; however, all parts of this flower are poisonous and could create great illness or paralysis when ingested. As the good luck birth month flower of May, the Lily of the Valley signifies a return to happiness marked by a legend of a nightingale that does not return until May when the flower blooms.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
It's interesting how the media speak of the pressures of the Presidency and how the office holder ages so much from it. Most people seem to accept this cause and effect shitment. A man becomes president at, say 64, serves 8 years, is 72 years old when he leaves the job. Gosh, do none of us civilians normally age over 8 years time, enough to see the difference!
There are over 70 such production companies mostly in Ca, and Ny. Many are now engaged in productions to be internet streamed.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Voltage Pictures, the studio behind 2009's The Hurt Locker, is suing almost 25,000 BitTorrent users who allegedly illegally downloaded the flick. That came just weeks after 23,000 were sued for downloading The Expendables, produced by Nu Image.
Many Plaintiff's letter will state that you are liable for up to $150,000 in damages and the Plaintiff’s attorneys fees. Typical damages for copyright actually range from $750 to $30,000, and to get damages between $30,000 and $150,000 a Plaintiff is required to produce a very strong showing of “intent” on your part. That said, it is true that copyright lawsuits can be expensive for both damages and attorneys fees. Out of court settlement will probably cost between $500-$5,000. These are civil not criminal charges.
jpr: One student faces such a $150,000 law suit which will default in Plaintiff's if he does not respond after 6 months. Some motivation by the producers is that such law suits will net more $$$ than the film actually grossed in the theaters. Be Careful ya'll.