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Quote Of The Day

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” Lunch Hollywood style – a hot dog and vintage wine.”

- Harry Kurnitz (1971)

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The Wit and Wisdom of Hollywood: From the Squaw Man to the …

The Wit and Wisdom of Hollywood: From the Squaw Man to the Hatchet Man [Max Wilk] on Amazon.com. *FREE … Groucho Marx, Goodman Ace, the late and fabled Harry Kurnitz and many others, he has unearthed countless examples of what were called, in the old days, belly laughs. Movie fans …

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Book Of The Night!

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 Archer In Jeopardy By Ross Macdonald  – a 3 novel collection

The Doomsters
The Zebra-Striped Hearse
The Instant Enemy

Published by Knopf
Book  Jacket Design
S. Neil Fujita

A Sentence from The Instant Enemy chapter one page one

“She was thin and dark and rather beautiful in a haggard sort of way, and she was wearing fresh lipstick and a fresh yellow linen dress.”

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I just love it, it captures a moment so well. I found the book in a used book area, that is where the best treasures can be found in all mabber of out of print books.

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below from http://www.wikipedia.org

Ross Macdonald
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Born Kenneth Millar
December 13, 1915
Los Gatos, California
Died July 11, 1983 (aged 67)
Santa Barbara, California
Pen name John Macdonald, John Ross Macdonald, Ross Macdonald
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American-Canadian
Alma mater University of Michigan
Genre Crime fiction
Spouse Margaret Millar

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Good Bye Lauren Bacall

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Below from Wikipedia

Lauren Bacall
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Bacall in the 1940s

BornBetty Joan Perske
September 16, 1924
The Bronx, New York, U.S.DiedAugust 12, 2014 (aged 89)
New York City, New York, U.S.

Cause of death

Stroke[1]NationalityAmericanOccupationActress, modelYears active1942–2014Height5 ft 8 12 in (1.74 m)[2]Spouse(s)

Children3 including Sam Robards Academy Awards

AFI AwardsAFI’s 100 Years…100 Stars, 1999SignatureLaurenBacall.png

 

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To Protect And Serve…..

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Below from BBC this am -

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A discussion on the militaization of police in US- with

Arthur Rizer

Arthur Rizer 2013

Associate Professor of Law

Education

  • LL.M, with distinction – Georgetown University Law Center, 2009
  • J.D., magna cum laude – Gonzaga University Law School, 2003
  • B.A., Pacific Lutheran University, 1999
  • United States Marine Corps’ Command Staff College, 2010

Biography

Rizer comes to WVU Law from the United States Department of Justice where he served nine years as a trial attorney. Rizer’s most recent assignment at the Department was as a prosecutor in the Criminal Division working on narcotics and national security cases, primarily focusing on the international drug cartels and narco-terrorists. Rizer’s other postings within the Department include: national security litigator with Federal Program’s Guantanamo Bay Litigation Team, prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California, and civil litigator with the Office of Immigration Litigation. Rizer started his legal career as a federal judicial law clerk in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Before attending law school Rizer served in the U.S. Army as an Armor and Military Police officer. As a soldier, Rizer deployed to Fallujah, Iraq and helped train the Iraqi Army to fight the insurgency, there he was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart Medals. He is also a graduate of the United States Marine Corps’ Command Staff College. Also before law school Professor Rizer worked as a police officer for the city of Cheney, Washington.

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(Paraphrased)

An officer motto is to protect and serve, to investigate and help protect the public in a friendly manner, all of the public, even the bad guys because you are innocent until proven guilty in the US.

soldiers motto

engage nad destroy

Example  -When the reporters in the McDonalds (in Ferguson) were arrested then questioned later and released, this is a soldier technique  something done in a war zone such as Iraq.

The use of less than lethal weapons, assault rifles, wearing combat outfits, armored vehicles with sniper’s atop are military style techniques -

Officers should wear a regular outfit and be friendly.

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Additional reading the BBC mentioned -

 
 

Norm Stamper | Breaking Rank

Norm Stamper, former chief of the Seattle Police force, has written a story like no other. Part memoir, part polemic, Stamper exposes the unvarnished truth — both disturbing and inspiring — about policing in America today.

normstamper.com

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Peace and remember knowledge is power!! Now go have mocha-java at a coffee shop and relax…..

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How Did It Happen?

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How did we go from this -

to this -

which is a llittle too close to this -

for my taste…..

The people haven’t changed….. it is the system that is changing- the system of governing in the USA.

Did you know that ?

Posse Comitatus Act

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is about the Posse Comitatus Act in the United States. For other uses of posse comitatus, see Posse comitatus.

The Posse Comitatus Act is the United States federal law (18 U.S.C. § 1385, original at 20 Stat. 152) that was passed on June 18, 1878, after the end of Reconstruction and was updated in 1981. Its intent (in concert with the Insurrection Act of 1807) was to limit the powers of Federal government in using federal military personnel to enforce the state laws.

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So think about it and drop a line to congress because they honestly  do write all the big rules that decide how this country is run.

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Calling for a sharp separation between the nation’s armed forces and local police, President Barack Obama on Monday urged a re-examination of programs that have equipped civilian law enforcement departments with …VOXXI · 28 minutes ago

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PEACE and have a fab night!

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Israelis Chant For Peace ! “BiBi Go Home!”

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Over 10,000 Turn Out to Tel Aviv Peace Rally

Thousands fill Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square under the message: “Changing Direction: Toward Peace, Away from War”

by
Common Dreams staff

More than ten thousand of Israelis turned out Saturday night in Tel Aviv demanding  peace talks with the Palestinian Authority.

The peaceful rally was the largest demonstration in Israel since it launched operation “Protective Edge on July 8, an offensive that has seen at least 1,980 Palestinian deaths and 67 on the Israeli side.

It was organized by the progressive Meretz party and Peace Now, an activist group opposed to Jewish settlement building on occupied territory.

Protesters also expressed anger at the Netanyahu government, chanting “Bibi, go home!”

The Jerusalem Post reported:

Meretz leader MK Zehava Gal-On said Netanyahu should quit because he failed in his attempts to bring quiet to the South, despite having a “blank check” to act for five years. She said Israel would do better to lift the blockade on Gaza, end the occupation of Palestinian territories and return to negotiations that extend beyond a cease-fire.

“You could have achieved the framework you are willing to accept now without paying the price of 64 dead soldiers and the deaths of civilians,” Gal-On told Netanyahu. The crowd shouted “Bibi go home.”

…Against the backdrop of the Tel Aviv Municipality building, lit up as an enormous Israeli flag, people carried signs reading, “Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies,” and “When there is no peace, war comes.”

From the Times

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http://www.peacenow.org

Peace Now

Americans For Peace Now

No one wants these endless wars everyone across the globe is sick and tired of wars…..work for peace!!

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Billy Joel – A Class Act!

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Love Billy Joel and love his sosngs  ALLENTOWN / BIG SHOT/ WE DIDN”T START THE FIRE / UPTOWN GIRL -check them out !

Billy Joel

Billy Joel gives concert proceeds to animal shelter

MSN.com · 1 day ago
  • The ‘Piano Man’ played Madison Square Garden on May 9, his 65th birthday, and it has now emerged he donated the gig’s profits to charity.

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PEACE and look for light in life and spread it around when you find it…..

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