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.

http://www.keysnet.com/2014/08/13/498237/go-for-the-wrecks-and-if-it-slows.html#emlnl=Weekly_Newsletter

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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."

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

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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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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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The major parties in eight states haven’t had a woman nominee for governor since 1970 (and probably ever) - The Washington Post

State trooper recorded rescuing suicidal man on Maryland bridge - The Washington Post



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Friday, August 08, 2014

Tour of Westminster trees taps roots of city's history [Column]

Tour of Westminster trees taps roots of city's history [Column]



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Recreation in Westminster always a hot topic during summer [Column]

Recreation in Westminster always a hot topic during summer [Column]



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Oil from wormseed plants a cash crop for Carroll County farmers [Eagle Archive]

Oil from wormseed plants a cash crop for Carroll County farmers [Eagle Archive]



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Meet the ‘Klingon’ Senate candidate in North Carolina - The Washington Post

Meet the ‘Klingon’ Senate candidate in North Carolina - The Washington Post:



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The glamorous life of a White House journalist, in 2 photos - The Washington Post

The glamorous life of a White House journalist, in 2 photos - The Washington Post:



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Why plagiarism destroyed John Walsh, but Scott DesJarlais may survive a sex scandal - The Washington Post

Why plagiarism destroyed John Walsh, but Scott DesJarlais may survive a sex scandal - The Washington Post:



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Saturday, August 02, 2014

ProPublica By Paul Kiel | Washington Post: USA Discounters hooks some service members with credit before springing the debt trap

ProPublica By Paul Kiel |  Washington Post: USA Discounters hooks some service members with credit before springing the debt trap
By Paul Kiel | ProPublica July 25 
Army Spc. Angel Aguirre needed a washer and dryer.
Money was tight, and neither Aguirre, 21, nor his wife had much credit history as they settled into life at Fort Carson in Colorado in 2010.
That’s when he saw an ad for USA Discounters, guaranteeing loan approval for service members. In military newspapers and magazines, on the radio, and on TV, the Virginia-based company’s ads shout, “NO CREDIT? NEED CREDIT? NO PROBLEM!” The store was only a few miles from Fort Carson.
“We ended up getting a computer, a TV, a ring, and a washer and dryer,” Aguirre said. “The only thing I really wanted was a washer and dryer.”
Aguirre later learned that USA Discounters’ easy lending has a flip side. Should customers fall behind, the company transforms into an efficient collection operation. And this part of its business takes place not where customers bought their appliances, but in two local courthouses just a short drive from the company’s Virginia Beach headquarters.
From there, USA Discounters files lawsuits against service members based anywhere in the world, no matter how much inconvenience or expense they would incur to attend a Virginia court date. Since 2006, the company has filed more than 13,470 suits and almost always wins, records show.
“They’re basically ruthless,” said Army Staff Sgt. David Ray, who was sued in Virginia while based in Germany over purchases he made at a store in Georgia... Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/usa-discounters-hooks-some-service-members-with-credit-before-springing-the-debt-trap/2014/07/25/4def7fcc-0dc4-11e4-b8e5-d0de80767fc2_story.html?wpisrc=nl_eve
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Cycling's connection to Carroll County includes clubs and races in 1800s [Eagle Archives]

Cycling's connection to Carroll County includes clubs and races in 1800s [Eagle Archives]



According to the website for the Le Tour de France (Letour.com), the final, 21st stage of this year's 101st edition of the famed European bicycle race will take place on July 27. For the riders, it will mark the end of a journey of 3,664 kilometers, from England to Paris by way of much of France that began on July 5.

Did you know that a number of celebrated bicycle races took place in Carroll County, years before the Tour de France began in 1903?

In Carroll County in the late 1890s, bicycle races, tours and clubs were quite the rage.

Cathy Baty, curator for the Historical Society of Carroll County, reported in a July 28, 2013 program, "Old Roots, New Roots," on WTTR, that "The first machine that we would recognize as a bicycle was developed in 1865.

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First legislative assembly in America — History.com This Day in History — 7/30/1619

First legislative assembly in America — History.com This Day in History — 7/30/1619:

"In Jamestown, Virginia, the first elected legislative assembly in the New World--the House of Burgesses--convenes in the choir of the town's church.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-legislative-assembly-in-america?et_cid=63980934&et_rid=704749232&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.history.com%2fthis-day-in-history%2ffirst-legislative-assembly-in-america

 Earlier that year, the London Company, which had established the Jamestown settlement 12 years before, directed Virginia Governor Sir George Yeardley to summon a "General Assembly" elected by the settlers, with every free adult male voting. Twenty-two representatives from the 11 Jamestown boroughs were chosen, and Master John Pory was appointed the assembly's speaker. On July 30, the House of Burgesses (an English word for "citizens") convened for the first time"

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-legislative-assembly-in-america?et_cid=63980934&et_rid=704749232&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.history.com%2fthis-day-in-history%2ffirst-legislative-assembly-in-america

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Bouvines 27 July 1214: The most important battle you've probably never heard of - The History News network

Bouvines 27 July 1214: The most important battle you've probably never heard of - The History News network July 27, 1214 http://hnn.us/article/156458

Today few people in the UK have heard of Bouvines. It has none of the ring of an Agincourt or a Crecy. Probably that is because England lost it. But the battle of 27 July 1214 was just as significant as England's later victories over the French. Maybe more so.

"Bouvines is the most important battle in English history that no-one has ever heard of," says John France, professor emeritus in medieval history at Swansea University.

"Without Bouvines there is no Magna Carta, and all the British and American law that stems from that. It's a muddy field, the armies are small, but everything depends on the struggle. It's one of the climactic moments of European history."

See more at: http://hnn.us/article/156458

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Edward Snowden: Dropbox is 'hostile to privacy' | PCWorld

Edward Snowden: Dropbox is 'hostile to privacy' | PCWorld:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2455215/edward-snowden-dropbox-is-hostile-to-privacy.html#tk.nl_pcwbest





"Dropbox is a very popular cloud storage service, but NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is no fan. In a recent interview with The Guardian, Snowden called Dropbox a "targeted, wannabe PRISM partner" that is "very hostile to privacy.""

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Update: Here's what Dropbox has to say:
"Safeguarding our users’ information is a top priority at Dropbox. We were not involved in PRISM, and would resist any program of its kind. We’ve made a commitment in our privacy policy to resist broad government requests, and are fighting to change laws so that fundamental privacy protections are in place for users around the world. To keep our users informed, we also disclose government requests in our Transparency Report."
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2455215/edward-snowden-dropbox-is-hostile-to-privacy.html#tk.nl_pcwbest

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Jordan Weissmann: A Former Comcast Employee Explains That Horrifying Customer Service Call

http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2014/07/16/comcast_customer_service_an_employee_explains_why_they_won_t_let_you_cancel.html?wpisrc=obnetwork

No exit....
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Comcast says it’s "embarrassed" by the recording of a customer service rep desperately refusing to cancel a subscriber’s account that had the entire Internet gawking in horror yesterday. However, the company would like to assure us all that this was simply a case of a single, misguided employee leaping over the edge.
Jordan WeissmannJORDAN WEISSMANN
Jordan Weissmann is Slate's senior business and economics correspondent.
"We are investigating this situation and will take quick action," the company told the Hollywood Reporter. ... 
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Sean M. Lynn-Jones: I’m one of the people Sen. John Walsh plagiarized from - The Washington Post



Sean M. Lynn-Jones is editor of the quarterly journal International Security and a research associate at the Belfer Center at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

"On Wednesday afternoon, a flurry of phone calls and e-mails informed me that Sen. John Walsh (D-MT) had apparently included—verbatim and without attribution—several pages of a 1998 paper of mine in a work he submitted to the U.S. Army War College. Walsh’s paper, which also failed to properly reference the work of others, was one of the requirements for the master’s degree he received from the War College in 2007."


Even in 2007, my paper, “Why the United States Should Spread Democracy,” was out of date. I wrote it in 1998, when the Clinton administration was embracing the strategy of spreading democracy.

By 2007, U.S. interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan had, to put it mildly, given democracy promotion a bad name.

The paper needed significant revisions to address what had happened in those two countries, respond to criticisms, and cite the most recent literature. Nevertheless, it remained online and was often the most viewed publication on the Web site of Harvard’s Belfer Center. ...