Thursday, June 20, 2013
Got this e-Mail, from Heather
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Date: Mon Jun 17 15:38:52 CDT 2013
Subject: re: sent from my iPhone
To: Jim at ......net
I just want to make sure
you got this
Salem, OR 97305 USA
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
A day in the life of a Houston (Texas) Police team
Link to Houston Chronicle .
Also here, http://blog.chron.com/newswatch/2012/07/tomball-man-accused-of-recording-teen-in-girls-dressing-room/
Tomball man accused of recording teen in girl’s dressing room
Ronnie Hoyt Royston, 37, is accused of improper photograph, visual recording for the incident on June 4 at 14443 FM 2920 in Tomball, according to a charging document from the Harris County District Court.
A 16-year-old girl told police she noticed the man following her in the Kohl’s. When she was in a dressing room changing, she noticed a pair of men’s shorts lying underneath a bench, where she found a hidden cell phone recording her, the document states.
Surveillance footage showed Royston placing his cell phone inside the dressing room and a witness told police that she watched the man follow the girls through the store, the document states. Houston police were able to identify the suspect by tracing the cell phone number through the provider. Police were able to confirm that the girl was taped on the man’s phone and he had taken pictures of her, the document states.
Royston has not been arrested and his bail is set at $2,000.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Peter Faulk, a.k.a. Columbo, has died
Peter Falk, TV's rumpled Columbo, has died
By FRAZIER MOORE AP Television Writer © 2011 The Associated Press
June 24, 2011, 7:34PM
NEW YORK — The best way to celebrate Peter Falk's life is to savor how Columbo, his signature character, fortified our lives.
Thanks to Falk's affectionately genuine portrayal, Lt. Columbo established himself for all time as a champion of any viewer who ever felt less than graceful, elegant or well-spoken.
Falk died Thursday at age 83 in his Beverly Hills, Calif., home, according to a statement released Friday by family friend Larry Larson. But Columbo lives on as the shining ideal of anyone with a smudge on his tie, whose car isn't the sportiest, who often seems clueless, who gets dissed by fancy people.
As a police detective, Columbo's interview technique was famously disjointed, with his inevitable awkward afterthought ("Ahhh, there's just one more thing...") that tried the patience of his suspect as he was halfway out the door.
Columbo was underestimated, patronized or simply overlooked by nearly everyone he met — especially the culprit.
And yet Columbo, drawing on inner pluck for which only he (and an actor as skilled as Falk) could have accounted, always prevailed. Contrary to all evidence (that is, until he nailed the bad guy), Columbo always knew what he was doing.
Even more inspiring for viewers, he was unconcerned with how other people saw him. He seemed to be perfectly happy with himself, his life, his pet basset, Dog, his wheezing Peugeot, and his never-seen wife. A squat man chewing cigars in a rumpled raincoat, he stands tall among TV's most self-assured heroes.
What viewer won't take solace forever from the lessons Columbo taught us by his enduring example?
Columbo — he never had a first name — presented a refreshing contrast to other TV detectives. "He looks like a flood victim," Falk once said. "You feel sorry for him. He appears to be seeing nothing, but he's seeing everything. Underneath his dishevelment, a good mind is at work."
On another occasion, he described Columbo as "an ass-backwards Sherlock Holmes."
"As a person, he was like Columbo. He was exactly the same way: a great sense of humor, constantly forgetting things," said Charles Engel, an NBCUniversal executive who worked with Falk on "Columbo" and was his neighbor and longtime friend.
He remembered Falk as a "brilliant" actor and "an amazingly wonderful, crazy guy," and said a script was in place for a two-hour "Columbo" special, but Falk's illness made the project impossible. In a court document filed in December 2008, Falk's daughter Catherine Falk said her father was suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
Somehow fittingly, Falk — the perfect choice to play Columbo — failed to be the first choice. Instead, the role was offered to easygoing crooner Bing Crosby. Fortunately, he turned it down.
With Falk in place, "Columbo" began its run in 1971 as part of the NBC Sunday Mystery Movie series, appearing every third week. The show became by far the most popular of the three mysteries, the others being "McCloud" and "McMillan and Wife."
Falk was reportedly paid $250,000 a movie and could have made much more if he had accepted an offer to convert "Columbo" into a weekly series. He declined, reasoning that carrying a weekly detective series would be too great a burden.
NBC canceled the three series in 1977. In 1989 ABC offered "Columbo" in a two-hour format usually appearing once or twice a season. The movies continued into the 21st century. "Columbo" appeared in 26 foreign countries and was a particular favorite in France and Iran.
Columbo's trademark: an ancient raincoat Falk had once bought for himself. After 25 years on television, the coat became so tattered it had to be replaced.
Falk was already an experienced Broadway actor and two-time Oscar nominee when he began playing Columbo. And, long before then, he had demonstrated a bit of Columbo-worthy spunk: at 3, he had one eye removed because of cancer.
Then, when he was starting as an actor in New York, an agent told him, "Of course, you won't be able to work in movies or TV because of your eye." And after failing a screen test at Columbia Pictures, he was told by studio boss Harry Cohn that "for the same price I can get an actor with two eyes."
But Falk prevailed, even before "Columbo," picking up back-to-back Oscar nominations as best supporting actor for the 1960 mob drama "Murder, Inc." and Frank Capra's last film, the 1961 comedy-drama "Pocketful of Miracles."
Paying tribute, actor-comedian Michael McKean said, "Peter Falk's assault on conventional stardom went like this: You're not conventionally handsome, you're missing an eye and you have a speech impediment. Should you become a movie star? Peter's correct answer: Absolutely.
"I got to hang with him a few times and later worked a day with him on a forgettable TV movie," McKean went on, calling Falk "a sweet, sharp and funny man with a great soul. Wim Wenders called it correctly in `Wings of Desire': He was an angel if there ever was one on Earth."
"There is literally nobody you could compare him to. He was a completely unique actor," said Rob Reiner, who directed Falk in "The Princess Bride."
"His personality was really what drew people to him. ... He had this great sense of humor and this great natural quality nobody could come close to," Reiner said. Falk's work with Alan Arkin in "The In-Laws" represents "one of the most brilliant comedy pairings we've seen on screen."
Peter Michael Falk was born in 1927, in New York City and grew up in Ossining, N.Y., where his parents ran a clothing store.
After serving as a cook in the merchant marine and receiving a master's degree in public administration from Syracuse University, Falk worked as an efficiency expert for the budget bureau of the state of Connecticut.
He also acted in amateur theater and was encouraged to become a professional by actress-teacher Eva Le Gallienne.
An appearance in "The Iceman Cometh" off-Broadway led to other parts, among them Josef Stalin in Paddy Chayefsky's 1964 "The Passion of Josef D." In 1971, Falk scored a hit in Neil Simon's "The Prisoner of Second Avenue," Tony-nominated for best play.
Falk made his film debut in 1958 with "Wind Across the Everglades" and established himself as a talented character actor with his performance as the vicious killer Abe Reles in "Murder, Inc."
Among his other movies: "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World," "Robin and the Seven Hoods," "The Great Race," "Luv," "Castle Keep," "The Cheap Detective" and "The Brinks Job."
Falk also appeared in a number of art-house favorites, including "Wings of Desire" (in which he played himself as a former angel), and the semi-improvisational films "Husbands" and "A Woman Under the Influence," directed by his friend John Cassavetes.
"Today we lost someone who is very special and dear to my heart. Not only a wonderful actor but a very great friend," said Gena Rowlands, who co-starred with Falk in the latter film, and was married to the late Cassavetes.
Falk became prominent in television movies, beginning with his first Emmy for "The Price of Tomatoes" in 1961. His four other Emmys were for "Columbo."
He was married to pianist Alyce Mayo in 1960; they had two daughters, Jackie and Catherine, and divorced in 1976. The following year he married actress Shera Danese. They filed for divorce twice and reconciled each time.
When not working, Falk spent time in the garage of his Beverly Hills home. He had converted it into a studio where he created charcoal drawings. He took up art in New York when he was in the Simon play and one day happened into the Art Students League.
He recalled: "I opened a door and there she was, a nude model, shoulders back, a light from above, buck-ass naked. The female body is awesome. Believe me, I signed up right away."
Falk is survived by his wife Shera and his two daughters.
Associated Press Television Writers Lynn Elber and David Bauder, Entertainment Writer Anthony McCartney and former writer Bob Thomas in Los Angeles contributed to this report.
Read more: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/top/all/7626089.html#ixzz1QLJxBGfD
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Thursday, April 07, 2011
Got this e-mail from Kathy
Monday, March 28, 2011
Got this message, now ... [at least ... (we know now)] -- LaLa Land is found
Ever have an e-mail just disappear? The "To" person never got it. There is nothing in your sent box. It might have gone to Lala Land. . .
That is the Funny Farm for missing computer stuff. Like "All the Gold is in Beverley Hills," "Many Missing Messages (MMM) are in Lala Land [Yahoo here]."
. . Just when I tried to send an e-mail I got this message on my screen. I determined that my message wasn't sent:
We are undertaking some essential, but extensive maintenance to improve Yahoo! Mail. During the maintenance period, some users may experience problems accessing Yahoo! Mail.We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.
Your account is in great shape and we are working to have it available again as quickly as possible.
Yahoo! Mail Team"Not really a problem because: [THESE WORK GOOD WITH WRITING BLOGS TOO]
1. I always do a 'Control C' copy before I send. If the message is long I do it several times. Then if Yahoo acts up I can paste into a new shell and send again.
2. Sometimes my message 'goes away.' Welcome to Lala Land. Again not a problem:
3. Here, this time, it was Yahoo acting up. All of the above worked good. Nothing was lost except the first cut of my message. Where did it go? Into Lala Land.
Sunday, September 05, 2010
Go to the article as there is a really neat CNN video about the whole matter.
It's one of Sarah Palin's claims to fame -- her reputation as a moose and caribou hunter.
But a magazine article published this week is challenging those claims.
Citing an unnamed longtime friend of the Palins, Vanity Fair's Michael Gross wrote the whole hunting thing is a big farce.
"That woman has never hunted," the friend said in the article. "The picture of her with the caribou she says she shot? She got out of the RV to pose for a picture. She never helps with the fishing either. It's all a joke."
Palin shot back on Sean Hannity's radio show.
"Impotent, limp and gutless reporters take anonymous sources and cite them," she said.
The 18-page piece also cites unnamed sources in alleging Palin is a terrible tipper and has a bad temper.
"As soon as she enters her property and the door closes, even the insects in that house cringe," one friend said. "She has a horrible temper, but she has gotten away with it because she is a pretty woman."
Copyright © 2010 CNN Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Got this e-mail, now ... [at least he is writing better now]
FROM THE DESK OF DANY IBRAHIM
THE AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING
SECTION MANAGER BANK OF AFRICA,
(B.O.A.) OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA FASO.
I know that this message will come to you as a surprise. I am the Auditing and Accounting section manager with Bank of Africa, Ouagadougou Burkina faso. I Hope that you will not expose or betray this trust and confident that I am about to repose on you for the mutual benefit of our both families.
I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of ($15) Million US Dollars only to your account within 10 or 14 banking days. This money has been dormant for years in our Bank without claim.I want the bank to release the money to you as the nearest person to our deceased customer late Mr Andrew Eich who died along with his supposed next of kin in an air crash since 31st October 1999.I don't want the money to go into government treasury as an abandoned fund. So this is the reason why I am contacting you so that the bank can release the money to you as the next of kin to the deceased customer.
Please I would like you to keep this proposal as a top secret and delete it if you are not interested.Upon receipt of your reply, I will give you full details on how the business will be executed and also note that you will have 30% of the above mentioned sum if you agree to handle this business with me. I am expecting your urgent response as soon as you receive my message.
Mr. Dany Ibrahim
Blogger Check Spelling thinks this pretty good. It did want Dany to spell his name with two N's. But so what? I will decline this one. I got not enough out of the others I don't need this one.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Help wanted -- Employment Opportunities -- Fake?
Date: Sat May 29 07:55:14 CDT 2010
From: "Thomas G. Boren"
Subject: Re: Employment Opportunities
Re: Employment Opportunities
Southern Electric Company
125 Goshawks Rd
Chesterton, Essex CO2 9JT, UK
Registered in Scotland No.117110
VAT No-Go 5532 7696 03
A new job opening in your area, its a work from home/office position and you are not required to pay any registration fee or pay for any application form before you get employed.
Our Company seeks the service of a payment processor who would act as a medium of reaching our customers. If you choose to work with us, you do not need to quit your present job, or have problems with your employers as this is on a part time basis
THIS IS WHAT IT ENTAILS:
1. Get/receive payment from clients/Customers.
2. Process Payments at your Bank.
3. Deduct 10% which is your commission/Payment on check cashed.
4. Forward the remaining 90% to the information that will be provided later on.
Kindly provide us with your basic personal info such as:
Fill the above application so as to qualify you for the position.
Thomas S Boren.
If you get an e-mail using sify.com it may be Spam or worse.
Sify.com is a free hosting company. I Googled and got this informative site: http://www.419scam.org/419companies.htm#r
Here are the "R's." Please note that this recuritment offer is not listed:
RAINBOW NET LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMM.
RANDSTAD SECURITIES & VAULTS
RAYMOND CROSSROAD, AMSTERDAM (MR REINHARD WOOD, Pieter Han) Rdscourier
REAL LOTTERY INC
REALTY PROCESSING AGENCY (ANTHONY KLUIVERT / MARIA VENE)
REGIONAL FINANCE INTL. AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS.
REWARD INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY NETHERLANDS (Paul Wilkins)
Ricoh Security Agencies S.L
Rivers State Government International Lottery Program (George K. Alade, Susan Edafe)
Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust Charity Foundation
ROVAK FINANCE & SECURITIES COMPANY BV (Mr.Van Maroney)
Royal Financial & Securities Services (MR.Trevor Baker, ROSEMARY WOODBRIDGE.)
ROYAL GAMES LOTTERY (Steve Henman / Martin Gardner)
ROYAL MAJESTIC BV
ROYAL GLOBE SWEEPSTAKES (Mr. Jim Don, Mrs. Hilary Berkamp)
Royal International Lottery Promotion
ROYAL NETHERLANDS SWEEPSTAKES BV (Caroline Hesnik)
ROYAL SPANISH SWEEPSTAKE LOTTERY (Raul John)
ROYAL STRIDE PROMO LOTTERY, ENGLAND (Mrs janet tiller / MR JACK FREEMAN)
Perhaps Mr. Boren (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be on this list soon. At least he didn't ask for my SSN. Yet.
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Another e-mail -- this one had a virus in the attachment
Of course I never open these attachments but then again you never know either.
Date: Tue May 4 15:03:17 CDT 2010
From: "Postal Manager Melanie Gabriel"
Subject: UPS Delivery Problem NR.6048713
WARNING!!! (from email32.consolidated.net)
The following message attachments were flagged by the antivirus scanner:
Attachment [2.2] UPS_invoice_1978.zip, virus infected: Mal/Koobface-E,Troj/BredoZp-S. Action taken: deleted
We were not able to deliver the postal package sent on the 4th of January in time
because the recipient’s address is incorrect.
Please print out the invoice copy attached and collect the package at our department.
United Parcel Service of America.
VIRUS WARNING Message (from email32.consolidated.net)
The virus Mal/Koobface-E,Troj/BredoZp-S was detected in email attachment [2.2] UPS_invoice_1978.zip. The infected attachment has been deleted.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Got this e-mail, now ...
So if you could be my reference, please send me your full legal name, date and place of birth, your mother's maiden name, and a couple of your account numbers. They did ask for the Social Security numbers as well so if you feel comfortable with that you can send it too.
I don't know much else, I just need to hurry. They said they would contact someone else very soon if I had troubles helping with this case.
Here is the e-mail I got:
Date: Thu Feb 18 19:57:01 CST 2010
From: "C.E.O DONALD WITLOT"
Subject: DESK OF DR.LINDA WILLIAMS
FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) SENIOR DEPARTMENT DESK OF DR.LINDA WILLIAMS
Sorry for the late reply i was very busy all this with some investigation update i need to send to our department in Florida.
I want to use this means to let you know that our Internet department are doing there best to make sure they get all internet fraud organisation and get them arrested.
Remember my advice to you is very important to this transaction and you need to stick to my instruction ok.
there is a MasterCard ATM CARD which contain $20 Million usd and this include interest rate up till date and it was in your name and information and your daily limit withdraw is $10,000 once you start to use it in any bank ATM SYSTEM.
You need to contact the FEDEX NEXT DAY EXPRESS DELIVERY AGENT WHO HIS IN CHARGE OF YOUR PACKAGE AND BELOW IS THE INFORMATION YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT HIM VIA EMAIL.
FEDEX INTERNATION DELIVERY DEPARTMENT
ADDRESS: 10/15 AIRPORT ROAD
NAME: EMMANUEL JOHNSON
ONCE YOU CONTACT HIM TELL HIM THAT YOU WANT YOUR PACKAGE WHICH CONTAIN THE MASTERCARD ATM CARD $20 MILLION USD AND YOU SHOULD ALSO LET HIM KNOW THAT DR. LINDA FROM FBI INSTRUCTED YOU TO CONTACT HIM OK.
ONCE THIS IS DONE MAKE SURE YOU KEEP ME UPDATE.
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.
REMEMBER STOP CONTACT WITH THOSE INTERNET FRAUD GROUP OK AND MAKE SURE ONCE YOU RECIEVE ANY STRANGE EMAIL FROM THEM FORWARD IT TO ME SO OUR INTERNET DEPARTMENT CAN MAKE AN INVESTIGATION AND GET THEM ARRESTED OK.
AWAIT YOUR REPLY
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.
SENIOR OFFICE DEPARTMENT
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FBI.WASHINGTON DC.
J. Edgar Hoover Building 935
Pennsylvania Avenue,NW Washington,
Monday, November 23, 2009
Bentwater’s Thanksgiving Brunch menu
Celebrating Thanksgiving at your club is a perfect way to sit back and enjoy the day without worrying about what to serve or who does the dishes. We invite you and your family to savor the flavors on November 26 at the Bentwater Country Club.
Thanksgiving Brunch Menu
Seating Begins at 11:00 a.m.
Puree of Pumpkin Soup
Traditional Ambrosia Salad
Cucumber Salad with Red Onions & Feta
Tossed Garden Salad With assorted Dressings
Sliced Fresh Fruit Presentation
With poppy seed sauce
Shrimp Slide Ice Carving
Smoked Salmon & Shrimp Cocktail Display
With All the Traditional Sauces, Condiments & Toast Points
Chef Carved Honey Glazed Country Ham
Apple-Mango Chutney, Course Grain Mustard
Slow Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey
Giblet Gravy and Homemade Cranberry Sauce
New England Style Oyster Stuffing
Grandma Dearstyne’s Sausage Stuffing
Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes
With Roasted Garlic, Sour Cream, and Chives
Green Bean Casserole
Assorted Rolls and Fresh Baked Breads
Traditional Pumpkin Pie
Boston Cream Pie
Pecan & Bourbon Pie
Macaroni & Cheese
Glazed Baby Carrots
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Sarah Palin's new book
FACT CHECK: Palin's book goes rogue on some facts
"WASHINGTON (AP) — reprises familiar claims from the 2008 presidential campaign that haven't become any truer over time.
Ignoring substantial parts of her record if not the facts, she depicts herself as a frugal traveler on the taxpayer's dime, a reformer without ties to powerful interests and a politician roguishly indifferent to high ambition.
Palin goes adrift, at times, on more contemporary issues, too. She criticizes President Barack Obama for pushing through a bailout package that actually was achieved by his Republican predecessor George W. Bush — a package she seemed to support at the time.
A look at some of her statements in 'Going Rogue,' obtained by The Associated Press in advance of its release Tuesday:"
Check the link to finish the article or borrow the book for your own interpretation. I wouldn't buy it myself.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Another meme -- Jim's Sunday Stealing, from last week's list -- 001
I ask for your indulgence my care and feeding of my blogs.
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"We" ripped this meme off a blogger known as Arnab Chakreborty from the blog The Heretic. He does not say where he got it from. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!
Sunday Stealing: The Heretic Meme
(Note: a few are missing as I didn't care for the questions.)
2. Where was the last place you went out to eat?
The cafeteria at the Houston Methodist Hospital in the Houston Medical Center.
3. What was the last alcoholic beverage you consumed?
A third of a glass of red wine.
4. Which do you prefer - eyes or lips?
Don't know what this is talking about! It might be something scary??
5. Medicine, fine arts, or law?
All of the above, cars, blogging, and golf too!
6. Best kind of pizza?
Any kind from Joe's Pizza and Pasta of Conroe, Texas.
7. What is in store for your future?
More of this very enjoyable retirement. Of course I am pretty old, someday, well ...
8. Who was the last band you saw live?
Lyle Lovett (link)
9. Do you take care of your friends while they are sick?
Of course, Mrs. Jim and the dogs. I help with others.
10. How many songs are on your iPod?
I don't have an iPod.
11. Where is the last place you drove to?
A bank in The Woodlands, Texas.
12. Where did your last kiss take place?
In The Woodlands when I kissed Mrs. Jim goodbye. She stayed overnight to help and play with Baby KP.
13. What were you doing at 11:59 PM on Monday night?
Watching Jeopardy on TV.
14. Are you a quitter?
Only when I get too tired and have to go to bed.
15. Who was the last person you had in your house?
Mrs. Jim let the man who mows our lawn in for a Coke while she wrote him a check.
15. What do you think about people who party a lot?
17. What was the last CD you purchased?
18. What are two bands or singers that you will always love?
Just heard Judy Collins last night on Letterman singing 'Some Day Soon.'
19. Which of the seven deadly sins are you guilty of?
I forgot what most of them are. I try to avoid gluttony.
20. How is your last ex doing?
As far as I know she is retired and living well forever after.
Thanks to Judd of his Sunday Stealing blog. You can get his prompts there if you want to do it or read others from his list.
I will be using the week's before list, when I do this, because I don't have time on Sundays to be writing on this blog for the current one. My other blog takes all the spare Sunday time I have tending my little poem on my One Single Impression posting. (link)
Credit also to Hootin' Anni of Corpus Christi. She got me going. (link)(or her blog on Sundays, not all come up on the link)
Saturday, May 30, 2009
End your e-mail problems!
I DO NOT RECOMMEND THEM AT ALL. THIS IS PROBABLY A HOAX I GOT OR PHISHING.
Got this e-mail today:
Date: Sat May 30 10:30:07 CDT 2009
From: "Email Service"
Subject: Message Alert To: Undisclosed recipients: ;
Dear Valued Customer,
We have just updated our E-mail SSL Server. This E-mail has been put on a Secure server. Kindly click on the " View My E-mail " link stated below in order to read it:
Read My E-mail
Friday, April 03, 2009
I'm sharing this for your benefit too -- my lottery winnings
Here's what I got:
Good News!!!Friday, April 3, 2009 5:21 AM
From: "Canadian Lottery Promotions"
Contact our (BRITISH AGENT) for more details.
Name: Mr. Castle Trevor Allan
E-mail:email@example.com (I added the "a" to foil
the robot e-mail spammers)
Mrs. Patricia atkins (Lotto Co-ordinator)
This message was sent using IMP, the Internet Messaging Program.
Enjoy. I do like the IMP, have you tried it?
Friday, December 12, 2008
i & k
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
[large picture] [super sized]
These curtains did reach the ground but I wanted closer up pictures.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Single Black Female
Fwd: Single Black Female
Over 15,000 men found themselves talking to the Atlanta Humane Society
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Foolish Courage, a poem
A new poem on the prompt (courage) awaits on JIM'S LITTLE PHOTO SHOP for another problem poem on courage.
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now this is what they say
'it takes courage' you've heard
it'll work every day
dangerous chances nay nay
just a little courage
will go a long long way
no simple one has sinned
you watch I'll take my chance
foolishness to the wind
you loathsome devil you
o' strong disastrous son
kill my mom not her due
down I'll step right away
the ledge invites me so
die alone 'nother day
Copyright © 2008 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved
Thursday, October 02, 2008
|The Breast Is Best! PETA Asks Ben & Jerry's to Dump Dairy and Go With Human Milk Instead|
For Immediate Release:
Burlington, Vt. - This morning, PETA dispatched a letter to Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, cofounders of ice cream icon Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc., urging them to replace the cow's milk in their products with human breast milk. PETA's request comes in the wake of news reports that a Swiss restaurant owner will begin purchasing breast milk from nursing mothers and substituting breast milk for 75 percent of the cow's milk in the food he serves. PETA points out to Cohen and Greenfield that such a move on their part would lessen the suffering of dairy cows and their babies on factory farms and benefit human health at the same time.
"The fact that human adults consume huge quantities of dairy products made from milk that was meant for a baby cow just doesn't make sense," says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. "Everyone knows that 'the breast is best,' so Ben & Jerry's could do consumers and cows a big favor by making the switch to breast milk."
PETA's letter to Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield follows.
September 23, 2008
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, Cofounders
Dear Mr. Cohen and Mr. Greenfield,
On behalf of PETA and our more than 2 million members and supporters, I'd like to bring your attention to an innovative new idea from Switzerland that would bring a unique twist to Ben and Jerry's. Storchen restaurant is set to unveil a menu that includes soups, stews, and sauces made with at least 75 percent breast milk procured from human donors who are paid in exchange for their milk. If Ben and Jerry's replaced the cow's milk in its ice cream with breast milk, your customers--and cows--would reap the benefits.
Using cow's milk for your ice cream is a hazard to your customer's health. Dairy products have been linked to juvenile diabetes, allergies, constipation, obesity, and prostate and ovarian cancer. The late Dr. Benjamin Spock, America's leading authority on child care, spoke out against feeding cow's milk to children, saying it may play a role in anemia, allergies, and juvenile diabetes and in the long term, will set kids up for obesity and heart disease--America's number one cause of death.
Animals will also benefit from the switch to breast milk. Like all mammals, cows only produce milk during and after pregnancy, so to be able to constantly milk them, cows are forcefully impregnated every nine months. After several years of living in filthy conditions and being forced to produce 10 times more milk than they would naturally, their exhausted bodies are turned into hamburgers or ground up for soup.
And of course, the veal industry could not survive without the dairy industry. Because male calves can't produce milk, dairy farmers take them from their mothers immediately after birth and sell them to veal farms, where they endure 14 to17 weeks of torment chained inside a crate so small that they can't even turn around.
The breast is best! Won't you give cows and their babies a break and our health a boost by switching from cow's milk to breast milk in Ben and Jerry's ice cream? Thank you for your consideration.