Friday, September 12, 2014

As Two Men Go Free, a Dogged Ex-Prosecutor Digs In - NYTimes.com

As Two Men Go Free, a Dogged Ex-Prosecutor Digs In - NYTimes.com:

NYT: In Lumberton NC – “As Two Men Go Free, a Dogged
Ex-Prosecutor Digs In” By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. SEPT. 7, 2014



LUMBERTON, N.C. — The most memorable moment of the trial
that put Henry McCollum and Leon Brown behind bars for three decades for a
hideous 1983 rape and murder was a display of brilliant courtroom theatrics.
District Attorney Joe Freeman Britt of Robeson County, who
stood 6-foot-6 and came to be known as America’s “Deadliest D.A.,” asked jurors
to try to hold their breath for five minutes — the time it took the 11-year-old
victim to choke to death, after her killer stuffed her panties down her throat
with a stick — to get a small sense of the horror she experienced.

The jury came back with two of the more than 40 death
penalty convictions Mr. Britt won over almost two decades.

Those two convictions were obtained on the basis of
inconsistent, soon recanted, confessions from two mentally impaired teenagers
who said they had been coerced to sign statements written by interrogators, and
testimony by an informer who previously did not implicate the two. They were
overturned last week, and Mr. McCollum and Mr. Brown were exonerated and set
free.


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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Monday, September 08, 2014

Great News - Finally - The Ravens did the right thing: Ravens cut Ray Rice in wake of new domestic violence video

Great News - Finally - The Ravens did the right thing:

Breaking News Sports news alert  •  Mon., Sep. 8, 2014 2:28 pm

"Ravens cut Ray Rice in wake of new domestic violence video" 

By Cindy Boren September 8, 2014

The Baltimore Ravens have cut running back Ray Rice, hours after new video of his domestic video incident surfaced on TMZ.

The team announced the decision on its Twitter feed....


Also see: "Graphic new video shows Ravens’ Ray Rice domestic violence incident" by By Cindy Boren September 8, 2014

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Thursday, September 04, 2014

NetRight Daily» Cartoon: "Putin’s strategy"



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Don Surber: The mother of all ear worms

Don Surber: The mother of all ear worms: My column this week in the Daily Mail:



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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

#Lonelyistherunner who knows the greatest hoax in life is a bridge to safety

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Half-way mark.5 mies run on wonderful Westminster Wakefield Valley Tr #oldrunner

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History News Network: NYT interviews Rick Perlstein about his book

NYT interviews Rick Perlstein about his book


“….What was the last truly great book you read? … A volume of Chekhov’s short stories. I don’t read many popular histories like the ones I write. The building blocks for my research are scholarly monographs, and the inspiration for my storytelling style are folks like Chekhov. His masterful long short story “A Woman’s Kingdom,” about a forlorn heiress saddled against her will with the job of running the family business, precisely exemplifies what I’m aiming to accomplish in my history writing: to sympathetically reimagine the points of view of people from all genders, ideologies and social identities...


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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Flight Diverted When Passengers Feud Over Reclining Seat : The Two-Way : NPR

Flight Diverted When Passengers Feud Over Reclining Seat : The Two-Way : NPR:



"Flying is already a pain. But a story from the Associated Press Tuesday really brings home the point: The wire service reports that an entire plane was diverted on Sunday after a fight broke out over a passenger's right to recline her seat.

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For the record, the maker of the device tells USA Today this is the first time it has heard of anything like this happening with its product."


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See also: "United flight diverts over 'Knee Defender' fighthttp://www.usatoday.com/story/todayinthesky/2014/08/26/knee-defender-fight-united-flight-diverted/14609109/

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As if flying is not already unpleasant enough.... At 6' 3" I am constantly fighting this battle - the battle over the person in front of me on a plane reclining their seat into my knees and my face so that I cannot use the work tray, 'enjoy' my seat - or breathe...

In the past, after observing my plight, the flight attendant, without me asking, has required the person in front of me to put their seat in the upright position.

I too, have very-very politely asked the person on front of me to put their seat in the upright position and had that person absolutely refuse. At that point I usually "Zen it." politely and quietly.

I think that people who recline their seat into the face of the person seated behind them on a airplane are narcissistic sociopaths. Usually when it happens to me, I realize that I have been just given a signal that the person in front of me is aggressively rude and impolite and that I should be frightened of them. All I want to do is get to my destination.  I usually simply avoid any interaction with them - at all costs.

Ultimately I agree with the commenters on the article that believe that it is the fault of the airlines. I am surprised that the planes are still built with reclining seats.  Reclining seats have caused so many problems on these planes that inhumanely pack people into impossible seating arrangements that I have no idea why reclining seat have not been banned...

All that said, I usually just grin and bear it when faced with such incivility. Nowadays, I understand that flying is very unpleasant and I work hard to make the best of it. I just wanna get home - and not make an already very bad situation worse...

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Berkeley City Council Mandates Free Pot for the Poor | KQED News Fix

Berkeley City Council Mandates Free Pot for the Poor | KQED News Fix:

"Berkeley’s medical marijuana dispensaries must provide 2 percent of their cannabis free of charge to very low-income residents under a law passed unanimously by the City Council earlier this month.

Individual patients who make under $32,000, or families that earn less than $46,000, qualify for the complimentary cannabis. The law further requires that the free marijuana “be the same quality on average as medical cannabis that is dispensed to other members.”


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Monday, August 25, 2014

Seattle Washington Space Needle

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Echo 2011 by Jaume Plensa Seattle Washington

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The Seattle Washington Space Needle from the corner of Alaskan Way and Broad St.

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Greek restaurants part of Westminster history - baltimoresun.com

Greek restaurants part of Westminster history - baltimoresun.com

"By Kevin E. Dayhoff, 7:19 a.m. EDT, August 21, 2014

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0824-20140821,0,757277.story

When Westminster was first laid out by William Winchester in 1764, it was located on one of the three main routes west in what we now know as Carroll County. 


Today these routes are known as Route 30, Route 140, and Route 26.

Winchester formed Westminster at a point one day's travel between Reisterstown and Taneytown on one of these main routes used by settlers as they traveled west. 


 Its emphasis on public safety and the promotion of low taxes, good roads and a pro-business environment encouraged many travelers to stay in the Westminster and Carroll County area.


Not to be overlooked were the good hotels, inns, restaurants and provisioning stores that were quickly established in Westminster to meet the needs of the stream of folks using those routes

That tradition of good restaurants and stores remains in Carroll County and the Westminster area 250 years later..."


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Northern California wine country rattled by magnitude-6.0 earthquake. Damages could surpass $1 billion. - The Washington Post

Northern California wine country rattled by magnitude-6.0 earthquake. Damages could surpass $1 billion. - The Washington Post: "An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 struck the San Francisco Bay area early Sunday, prompting California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) to declare a state of emergency. The earthquake hit just before 3:30 a.m. Pacific time about 10 miles northwest of American Canyon, which is about six miles southwest of Napa, in California’s wine country, according to the U.S. Geological Survey."

Northern California rattled by magnitude 6.0 earthquake, region’s largest quake in 25 years... The quake’s epicenter was in the Napa Valley, according to the USGS.


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Saturday, August 23, 2014

In Ferguson, young demonstrators are finding it’s not their grandparents’ protest - The Washington Post

In Ferguson, young demonstrators are finding it’s not their grandparents’ protest - The Washington Post: "FERGUSON, Mo. — It hasn’t been so easy for traditional civil-rights-era activists in this small St. Louis suburb in recent weeks, where the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer has put them on all-too-familiar turf: challenging the treatment of African American men by police."



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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Go for the wrecks and, if it slows down, there are always the lobster | Fishing | KeysNet

Go for the wrecks and, if it slows down, there are always the lobster | Fishing | KeysNet:

"BY CAPT. CHRIS JOHNSON
KEYSINFONET CONTRIBUTORAugust 13, 2014 "

Some call it the August rut. I call it a great time to head to the reef and load up the cooler, as the reef and wrecks are offering the most consistent fishing right now. The morning is the best time of day to cast a line with the assurance of catching something worth keeping.

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Mourners gather at Arlington Cemetery for burial of general killed in Afghanistan - The Washington Post

Mourners gather at Arlington Cemetery for burial of general killed in Afghanistan - The Washington Post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/mourners-gathering-at-arlington-cemetery-for-burial-of-general-killed-in-afghanistan/2014/08/14/a3430d96-2321-11e4-8593-da634b334390_story.html?hpid=z3


"The 13-gun salute shook the air, releasing a series of cannon booms that instantly conferred a special status on the burial Thursday of Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, the highest-ranking U.S. service member killed in a combat zone since the Vietnam War. The remains of Greene, a two-star general, were carried in a caisson, escorted by two platoons, a band and a riderless horse, protocol for those with ranks of colonel and higher."

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"The 13-gun salute shook the air, releasing a series of cannon booms that instantly conferred a special status on the burial Thursday of Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, the highest-ranking U.S. service member killed in a combat zone since the Vietnam War. The remains of Greene, a two-star general, were carried in a caisson, escorted by two platoons, a band and a riderless horse, protocol for those with ranks of colonel and higher."
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Nurses, & The ABUSE They Endure! | Kitchen Table Devotions

Kevin Spacey's old-Hollywood values shape cutting-edge 'House of Cards' - Baltimore Sun

Kevin Spacey's old-Hollywood values shape cutting-edge 'House of Cards' - Baltimore Sun:

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"Even though Spacey is the face of a production that defines the new way TV is being made and watched today, he said his performance started with an appreciation of the past — in this case, the work of the late Ian Richardson, who starred in the original “House of Cards” for the BBC in 1990.

That series, which was adapted from a book by Michael Dobson, featured Richardson’s character talking directly to the audience, as Spacey’s does in “House of Cards.”

“What a great actor and performance,” he said of Richardson as Francis Urquhardt, a wickedly manipulative leader in Parliament.

“The great thing about the original series and Michael Dobson’s book is that they were based on Shakespeare. The direct address is absolutely ‘Richard III.’ ”"

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Kevin Spacey's old-Hollywood values shape cutting-edge
'House of Cards'

Star, executive producer still finds inspiration in
Shakespeare, theater, mentor Jack Lemmon


NEW YORK — The green shoes.

That’s what caught my eye as I sat down across from Kevin
Spacey at the Regency Hotel last week and took a mental snapshot of his outfit
before asking the first question.

Neat, gray pinstriped suit, with a charcoal shirt open at
the collar — and green shoes.

And you know what? He made it work. Spacey looked great.

Unlike many film and TV stars, though, Spacey’s appeal is
far more than skin-deep. As much style as he has, the artistic and intellectual
substance of Kevin Spacey is what impresses most.


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