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Kindergartener’s artistic rendering – Scissors …item 2.. Law Students of the Weekend: Alleged Berkeley Bird Beheaders — “Nothing Gold Can Stay” (14 Oct 2012 at 11:45 AM) …
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Law students gone wild? What happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas when the allegations get this ugly.

A pair of men who appear to be Boalt Hall law students have made national — and even international — news. Keep reading for the disturbing allegations against them….
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Police say the men claimed to study at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and had student identification cards. It’s not clear if they have attorneys.
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Scissors .. Quote from a kindergartener’s mom: "This is my kindergartener’s artistic rendering of a pair of scissors. I wonder what his teacher thought. And I am so dang proud of myself.

I allowed myself just a small smirk when I saw it. I waited until he was out of the room before I started to cry from laughing so hard."
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Cal law students accused of beheading bird at casino
Saturday, October 13, 2012

Associated Press

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LAS VEGAS — A shocking charge against two Cal law students — the 24-year-old’s were arrested after police say they killed and decapitated an exotic bird that was part of a Las Vegas resort attraction.

Eric Cuellar and Justin Teixeira were jailed Friday afternoon on suspicion of conspiracy and willful malicious killing of wildlife.

Police say the two men were seen Friday laughing and throwing around the body of a dead, 14-year-old bird at the Flamingo resort-casino. The bird was a helmeted guineafowl, like the one pictured above. It was part of the Flamingo’s Wildlife Habitat, a garden area with ponds and streams that houses many types of birds.

Authorities say surveillance video captured the men chasing the bird into some trees. Witnesses say the two emerge carrying the body and severed bird head.

Police say the men claimed to study at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and had student identification cards. It’s not clear if they have attorneys.

(ABC7 News contributed to this report)

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…..item 2)…. ABOVE THE LAW … abovethelaw.com

14 Oct 2012 at 11:45 AM ANIMAL LAW, BOALT HALL, CRIME, DEATHS, VIOLENCE
Law Students of the Weekend: Alleged Berkeley Bird Beheaders

By DAVID LAT

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Law students gone wild? What happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas when the allegations get this ugly.

A pair of men who appear to be Boalt Hall law students have made national — and even international — news. Keep reading for the disturbing allegations against them….
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The news has been covered everywhere (links collected below). We’ll go with Gawker’s write-up of the allegations because it gives us the most to work with:
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— In an apparent attempt to empirically prove the veracity of Robert Frost’s 1962 poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” two men, Eric Cuellar and Justin Teixeira, were arrested in Las Vegas this week after being caught on tape killing an endangered 14-year-old helmeted guinea fowl.

— Security footage at the painfully named Flamingo Hotel showed them throwing the bird back and forth while laughing and discussing how they would kill it, because there is nothing good or innocent that will not eventually be brutally murdered. The two were identified as Berkeley law students because of course they are.
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Thank you, gentlemen, for enhancing our profession’s already stellar reputation.
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— Security officers saw them emerging from a nearby grove with the decapitated corpse of something that was once beautiful, as well as the head itself, after which we can only assume the officers took a moment to privately weep for humanity’s collective loss. The men refused to speak to police or identify themselves in any way, presumably because they were supernaturally rendered speechless by shame and grief.
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Exercising the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination? Looks like someone was paying attention in Crim Pro class.

(By the way, in terms of how the men were identified, other news reports state that they had Berkeley student identification cards on their persons.)
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— The two face felony charges for torturing and killing endangered wildlife; no word yet on what punishments await reporters who use the phrase “fowl play” in introducing the story.
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If there will be punishment, mete it out to the Las Vegas Sun: “Fowl play: Police arrest Cal law students in killing of exotic bird at Flamingo habitat.” And some Above the Law tipsters got punny too:
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— “I think these guys were puffin something.”

— “They turned a guinea fowl into a bird of paradise.”
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All joking aside, this is actually a sad — and disturbing — story. We agree with our many tipsters who opined that the alleged conduct is both “ridiculous” and “despicable.”

We’ll probably have more to say about this on Monday. Remember, of course, that we’re dealing only with allegations at this point. Cuellar and Teixeira haven’t commented, so we don’t know their side of the story or what might have been motivating them. According to the Daily Mail, the police do not believe drugs to be involved (no word on alcohol though).

If you know Eric Cuellar or Justin Teixeira and can provide us with additional information about them, please email us or text us (646-820-8477). Thanks.

UPDATE (10:50 PM): For the record, as noted in the comments, the helmeted guinea fowl is not endangered. Cuellar and Teixeira face felony charges of conspiracy and the willful, malicious torture or killing of wildlife. Endangered status is not an element of the offense.

Law Students Decapitate Rare Bird Because It’s Vegas, Baby [Gawker]
(Alleged) Douchebag Law Students Arrested For Beheading Rare Bird On Trip To Vegas [LAist]
Fowl play: Police arrest Cal law students in killing of exotic bird at Flamingo habitat [Las Vegas Sun]
Berkeley law students arrested after ‘decapitating and tossing around exotic bird’s body at Vegas casino’ [Daily Mail]
2 law school students accused of beheading exotic bird at Las Vegas casino’s wildlife exhibit [Washington Post]
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UK Police History – Scotland Yard’s “Black Museum”
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The Black Museum of Scotland Yard is a famed collection of criminal memorabilia kept at the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police in London, England. The museum came into existence sometime in 1874, although unofficially. It was housed at Scotland Yard, and grew from the collection of prisoners’ property gathered under the authority of the Prisoners Property Act of 1869. The act was intended to help the police in their study of crime and criminals. By 1875, it had become an official museum of the force, with a police inspector and a police constable assigned to duty there. The first visitors for whom records exist came in 1877. The first known reference to the museum as the "Black Museum" came that year as well.

Despite being intended primarily for use by the police, the public could see it by special arrangement. The name "Black Museum" was a nickname; the collection was formally referred to as the "Crime Museum."

The term was also applied to a museum of failed engineering components collected by David Kirkaldy at his testing works at 99 Southwark Street, Southwark, London. The latter museum was destroyed in the London Blitz. The artefacts included fractured lugs from the Tay Bridge disaster.

The exhibits included many death masks made of executed criminals, as well as collections of weapons, tools used by burglars, and items that had been evidence in crimes.

In 1951, British commercial radio producer Harry Alan Towers produced a radio series hosted by Orson Welles called The Black Museum, inspired by the catalogue of items on display. Each week, the programme featured an item from the museum and a dramatization of the story surrounding the object to the macabre delight of audiences. Often mistakenly cited as a BBC production, Towers commercially syndicated the programme throughout the English speaking world. The American radio writer Wyllis Cooper also wrote and directed a similar anthology for NBC that ran at the same time in the U. S.; called Whitehall 1212, for the telephone number of Scotland Yard, the program debuted on November 18, 1951, and was hosted by Chief Superintendent John Davidson, curator of the Black Museum.

The Museum was moved to New Scotland Yard in the 1980s and was subject to substantial renovation in recent years. The Crime Museum, as it is now called, currently resides in Room 101 at New Scotland Yard and consists of two sections. The first, a replica of the original museum contains a substantial selection of melee weapons, some overt, some concealed, including shotgun umbrellas and numerous walking stick swords. This room also contains a selection of hangman’s nooses including that used to perform the UK’s last ever execution and letters allegedly written by Jack the Ripper. The newer section of the museum contains many exhibits from 20th century crimes, notable inclusions include the fake De Beers diamond from the Millennium Dome heist and Dennis Nilsen’s stove. The museum can be visited by Police officers from any of the country’s police forces by prior appointment, though not without difficulty due to its popularity.

The Black Museum of criminal artefacts also hosts over 500 items preserved at a constant temperature of sixty-two degrees, a special place is reserved for a set of printing plates, a remarkable series of forged bank-notes, and a cunningly hollowed out kitchen door once used to conceal some of them, once belonging to Charles Black, the most prolific counterfeiter in the Western Hemisphere.

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Open Scotland Yard museum of crime, says London mayor Boris Johnson

For more than a century, Scotland Yard’s “Black Museum” has catalogued artefacts from the most gruesome crimes of London — and the exhibits have been considered too horrible to be shown to the public.

Generations of police officers have been granted access to its dimly lit rooms, to see the ghastly relics. For almost everyone else, it has remained off limits.

This restriction in the name of public decency may be about to end. Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, is backing a plan to turn some of the exhibits into a tourist attraction, a museum to celebrate the capital’s emergency services.

The Black Museum includes objects from the Jack the Ripper and Dr Crippen cases — Crippen was in 1910 convicted of murdering his wife and disposing of the body in a bath of acid — and a horrible pair of binoculars.

Brian Coleman, the chairman of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, is working with the mayor on a plan for the new museum. “The police are quite jealous of some of the information they are allowed access to,” Mr Coleman said. “And to be quite truthful, some of the items are just too gruesome for members of the public — but if we had a Black Museum, we would have tourists queueing round the corner.”

In 1869 Parliament gave the police the authority to retain certain items of prisoners’ property for instructional purposes. An Inspector Neame initially gathered together a collection for training purposes, and the first visitors — the top brass at the Yard — inspected the museum in 1877. When that same year a journalist was denied access to the collection, he named the collection the Black Museum in his subsequent report. The name stuck.

It is currently housed in two rooms on the second floor of New Scotland Yard, overseen by Alan McCormick, a retired police officer. The lighting is dim to avoid bleaching exhibits.

The oldest exhibit is a pair of handcuffs used in 1841 to restrain a mutineer. There is weaponry, including swords concealed in walking sticks — and the poisoned umbrella used in 1978 to kill the Bulgarian writer and dissident Georgi Markov on Waterloo Bridge.

A briefcase designed to fire a poisoned dart into witnesses on the steps of the Old Bailey — former property of the Kray twins — is also in the collection. They never got to use it.

Then there are those infamous binoculars: when the lenses are screwed into focus a pair of spikes shoot out to blind the user.

Among the more recent exhibits in the museum is the bloodstained uniform worn by PC Keith Blakelock, the officer killed in the Broadwater Farm riots in Tottenham in 1985, and a section on the serial killer Dennis Nilsen. Parts of the bathroom in which Nilsen hid bodies are in the Black Museum.

For the moment, such artefacts are seen only by police officers and associated professionals as part of their training. MPs and ambassadors have also visited.

The idea is that items would go on display in a “Blue Light Museum”, alongside artefacts from the history of the London ambulance and fire services.

Yesterday Andy Hayman, former Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, broadly endorsed the mayor’s plan for an exhibition, describing the museum as “the Madame Tussauds of the Yard”.

Mr Hayman said: “I was rather apprehensive the first time I visited the museum. I wondered if I was being voyeuristic and disrespectful to the victims and their families.

“After a few moments, however. those concerns were replaced with fascination and interest.

“This museum presents such well-kept artefacts of significant historical value it seems a shame the general public do not have the opportunity to have this experience.

“The mayor’s bid to give access to the general public should be encouraged, providing we do not lose sight of our respect for the victims and their families.”

ARGOSY Weekly — March 11, 1939 …item 4.. When Disaster Strikes — Will Recant, son of Holocaust survivors (June 21, 2012 / 1 Tammuz 5772) …
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“I’m very fortunate that my parents survived. I often think about those who didn’t, because my father always liked to say that he was the ‘worst of his seven brothers and sisters.’ Everyone else perished in Treblinka.

He used to say they were all smarter than him and were better human beings than him. He had survivor guilt to the day of his death. He had the book Treblinka on his nightstand for 20 years. He read and reread it.

“Having seen part of our legacy taken from us, and thinking about those who didn’t make it, has perhaps been the motivation to do what I do.”

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…..item 1)…. The New York Times … Movie Review … A Face in the Crowd (1957) NYT Critics’ Pick

Screen: The Rise and Fall of a TV ‘Personality’; ‘A Face in the Crowd’ Opens at the Globe

By BOSLEY CROWTHER
Published: May 29, 1957

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BUDD SCHULBERG and Elia Kazan, the writer-director team whose "On the Waterfront" manifested the rare congeniality of their skills, are doing a brisk encore in tracing the phenomenal rise (and fall) of a top television "personality" in their new film, "A Face in the Crowd." This sizzling and cynical exposure, which came to the Globe last night, also presents Andy Griffith as the key figure in his first screen role.

Like other debunking films before it that have gleefully discovered feet of clay on seemingly solid public idols, this one is more concerned with the nature and flamboyance of the idol than with the milieu and machine by which he is made. Lonesome Rhodes, the two-faced hero, is pretty much the whole show, and what he symbolizes in society is barely hinted—or discreetly overlooked.

From the outset, when he is picked up as a drunken guitar-playing tramp by a female television reporter in an Arkansas town, he progres-sively dominates the TV audience to which he is expandingly exposed, the advertising agency representatives and the big industrialist by whom he is employed. He even is coming close to dominating a political faction and a Presidential aspirant when the rug is suddenly pulled out from under him by his girl friend, who throws a studio switch.

Meanwhile, he is demonstrating his eccentric personality—his gusto, his candor, his shrewdness, his moral laxity and his treachery. And, from the way his eyes narrow and his lips tighten, we gather he is demonstrating a thirst for power, when his loving and loyal discoverer decides that we’ve all had enough.

In a way, it is not surprising that this flamboyant Lonesome Rhodes dominates the other characters in the story and consequently the show. For Mr. Schulberg has penned a powerful person of the raw, vulgar, roughneck, cornball breed, and Mr. Griffith plays him with thunderous vigor, under the guidance of Mr. Kazan.

You know you are in the vicinity of someone who has white-lightning for blood when Mr. Griffith first hits old "Mama Git-tar" and howls his "Free Man in the Morning" song. And you know you are up against a trickster when he starts spouting amiable lies. Mr. Schulberg and Mr. Kazan spawn a monster not unlike the one of Dr. Frankenstein.

But so hypnotized are they by his presence that he runs away not only with the show but with intellectual reason and with the potentiality of their theme. Lonesome Rhodes builds up so swiftly that it is never made properly clear that he is a creature of the television mechanism and the public’s own gullibility. He swings in an ever-widening orbit, as it were by his own energy and not by the recognized attraction and governance of a new magnetic field.

Everyone condescends to him—in the script of Mr. Schulberg, that is—instead of taking positive positions that would better represent reality. Patricia Neal as his doting discoverer, Paul McGrath as an advertising man, Percy Waram as a big manufacturer, Marshall Neilan as a scheming Senator and Anthony Franciosa as a wise guy—all play their roles capably, but they’re forced to behave as awed observers, not as flexible factors in the scheme of things.

As a consequence, the dominance of the hero and his monstrous momentum, driven home by a vast accumulation of TV detail and Mr. Kazan’s staccato style, eventually become a bit monotonous when they are not truly opposed. Reality is proved by inadvertence. We finally get bored with Lonesome Rhodes. Thus the dubious device of having his girl friend switch him on the air when he thinks he is finished with his program (and is scorning his public) is inane. This type would either have become a harmless habit or the public would have been finished with him!

Withal, he is highly entertaining and well worth pondering when he is on the rise.

A FACE IN THE CROWD, story and screen play by Budd Schulberg; directed and produced by Elia Kazan for Newtown Productions; a Warner Brothers presentation. At the Globe.

Lonesome Rhodes . . . . . Andy Griffith
Marcia Jeffries . . . . . Patricia Neal
Joey Kiely . . . . . Anthony Franciosa
Mel Miller . . . . . Walter Matthau
Betty Lou Fleckum . . . . . Lee Remick
Colonel Hollister . . . . . Percy Waram
Beanie . . . . . Rod Brasfield
Mr. Luffier . . . . . Charles Irving
J. B. Jeffries . . . . . Howard Smith
Macey . . . . . Paul McGrath
First Mrs. Rhodes . . . . . Kay Medford
Jim Collier . . . . . Alexander Kirkland
Senator Fuller . . . . . Marshall Nielan
Sheriff Hosmer . . . . . Big Jeff Bess
Abe Steiner . . . . . Henry Sharp
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When Disaster Strikes

Will Recant, son of Holocaust survivors, is one of the world’s top experts in emergency relief and disaster assistance programs.
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June 21, 2012 / 1 Tammuz 5772
by Binyamin Rose

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It was one of the most devastating days in the history of mankind. The final death toll will never be precisely known, but more people perished in the massive 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami than in the combined atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Will Recant was on holiday with his family when the devastation struck.

Recant, the senior executive in the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC, or Joint) responsible for nonsectarian programming, raced back to his New York desk and labored through field representatives and other local partners to set up a relief system and distribute food to survivors.

He traveled to the hardest-hit area in Indonesia, slammed by 30-foot-high waves.

After three weeks, he traveled to perhaps the hardest-hit area, Banda Aceh, in northwest Indonesia, which had been slammed by 30-foot-high seismic sea waves.

“It was uncanny,” Recant envisions the scene. “You turn to the left and you see total destruction. You see boats sitting five miles inland mixed with cars, rubble, and seashells. Then you turn to the right and you see roads and banks and businesses and life as usual. It was surreal to have this view of how far the ocean came and receded, and how life on one side of it was just fine and life on the other side of it was totally destroyed.”
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The details of widespread devastation, along with many others from Will Recant’s 30-year career in disaster relief, are well-etched into his memory bank. He has spent more than half of every one of those 30 years on road trips, organizing relief efforts on behalf of victims of natural disasters, wars, and poverty.

Recant is chiefly responsible for helping to assess the overall picture, determine the most pressing needs, coordinate rescue and relief efforts with local partners and international relief agencies, and ensure that reconstruction and redevelopment aid is utilized as intended.

The JDC’s main mission, which sometimes dovetails with Recant’s work, is to help Israel and Jews in need around the globe. The nonsectarian programs Recant pilots are funded by special, external campaigns.

—– ,000 per Jew

Where is Recant headed to next? The answer to that question may well be dictated by the next 8.0 earth tremor on the Richter scale, but this particular morning is a placid one at JDC headquarters on Third Avenue in Manhattan.

Will is making his final preparations for a trip to Ethiopia to review humanitarian programs that have run the gamut from building schools, digging wells, helping children in need of spinal surgery, and de-worming rural villages. After that, he will head to Rwanda for a dedication ceremony at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, built with JDC assistance five years ago for orphan teenagers of the Rwandan genocide — the mass murder of hundreds of thousands of ethnic Tutsis over a bloody, 100-day period in 1994.

Recant’s self-assured manner befits the major accomplishments under his belt, yet he refuses to accept credit. It’s a lesson he says he learned at his previous position as executive director of the American Association for Ethiopian Jews. The AAEJ was a major player in Operation Solomon — the dramatic 1991 emergency airlift of nearly all of Ethiopia’s 14,500 Jews in less than 36 hours.

“I learned very quickly from the president of that organization, Nate Shapiro, that there was no Will Recant and there was no Nate Shapiro. There’s only the American Association for Ethiopian Jews and the mission at hand,” says Recant, who began his humanitarian career while working on his doctoral dissertation at George Washington University. “The Ethiopian famine was the great famine of the 20th century,” Recant explains. “It was difficult to see the images while knowing that we’re living at a time where there’s an ability to provide assistance, tomorrow, anywhere in the world.”

Recant’s role in Operation Solomon included advocacy in Washington, DC’s, halls of power to increase attention to the plight of Ethiopian Jews, and helping raise the estimated ,000 required to transport each Jew to safety.

It’s a privilege, as the child of Holocaust survivors, to help bring Jews to Israel.

Some of that money was used to produce false documentation inviting Jews to come and work or visit the US under family reunification plans, or even to smuggle them physically out of Ethiopia, via Sudan or Kenya, to Israel. Sometimes the smuggling was done by car, at other times by means that Recant still does not feel at liberty to discuss. “There were myriad ways of rescuing Jews. For me, it was really a privilege, as the child of Holocaust survivors, to help bring these Jews to Eretz Yisrael, to the land of their dreams,” says Recant.

Recant’s father hailed from Vengrov, a small shtetl in Poland, east of Warsaw. He fled eastward during World War II, but the Russians arrested him as a German spy and sent him packing to frigid Siberia. As the war dragged on, the Russians decided Mr. Recant would be of greater value to them as a soldier, so they released him to the Polish army under Russian command.

Will’s mother was also a Polish native. She hid for more than three years during World War II in the neck of Belarusian woods made famous by the movie Defiance, which celebrated the Bielsky brothers’ partisan operation.

After World War II, the Recants ended up in America, met, and married.

“I’m very fortunate that my parents survived. I often think about those who didn’t, because my father always liked to say that he was the ‘worst of his seven brothers and sisters.’ Everyone else perished in Treblinka. He used to say they were all smarter than him and were better human beings than him. He had survivor guilt to the day of his death. He had the book Treblinka on his nightstand for 20 years. He read and reread it.

“Having seen part of our legacy taken from us, and thinking about those who didn’t make it, has perhaps been the motivation to do what I do.”

—– Happy to Be Wrong

Will Recant grew up in peacetime in midtown Manhattan, eons away from his parents’ tumultuous wartime experiences. During his yeshivah years at Ramaz, his principal, Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, would comment that he didn’t have much zitzfleisch. Or, as Recant puts it, “I was one of the more adventurous kids.”

His parents owned a mom-and-pop grocery store and Will would see all walks of life walk through the door. “You learn to see past the façade of the people,” he says. “It was wonderful for me.”

He was the first yeshivah graduate to receive a Division I athletic scholarship.

Baseball was also a big draw for Will. He was the first yeshivah graduate to receive a Division I athletic scholarship and played third base at the University of Louisville. Although Kentucky’s southern gentility clashed with his New York sophistication, Will says he appreciated those years as an opportunity to be up front about his Judaism.

Eventually, he earned a PhD in political science at George Washington University, which fueled his interest in international affairs.

The contacts he built in Washington during his Operation Solomon years came in handy in the early 1990s after the fall of Communism, when Cuba began its shift from an official policy of atheism to allow a measure of religious tolerance. Will made his first trip to Cuba in 1992, shortly after joining the JDC.
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Before Cuba formally amended its constitution, if a Jew attended synagogue services, he was precluded from becoming a communist party member. After the constitutional change allowing practicing Jews to participate in the political process, Dr. Jose Miller z”l, president of Cuba’s Jewish community, called the JDC for help.

The community was in shambles. It had had no functioning rabbi since the 1960s, when Fidel Castro seized the reins of power.

“We want your assistance in being a community again,” Dr. Miller told Recant.

Recant heeded the cry for help, and traveled to Cuba. There, he and leaders of the local Jewish community literally knocked on the doors of all the Jewish families listed in the 1950s censuses. They explained the new law and invited the people to Shabbos services, which were to be held in the basement of the Patronato (Havana’s JCC), which had fallen into neglect.

When Shabbos arrived, Recant sat in the basement with a small group of other men, including Dr. Miller, waiting for a minyan. At age 72, Dr. Miller was the youngest member of the Cuban contingent.

“None of the light bulbs worked,” said Recant. “Every window was broken. Birds were nesting over the aron kodesh and they would fly around during davening. The walls hadn’t been painted in 40 years. People were coming for Kabbalat Shabbat and there was a sign on the wall that said ‘Am Yisrael b’Cuba chai.’ I leaned over to Dr. Miller and I pointed to the sign and said, ‘Emes (Truth)!’ And he said, ‘No, we are dying and there will not be another generation of Jews in Cuba.’”

Fifteen years later, Recant found himself in the newly renovated Patronato, face-to-face with Dr. Miller — as it turns out — two months before the elderly activist passed away.

“That sign wasn’t there anymore. I asked, Dr. Miller, ‘Do you remember when we first met?’

“And he said, ‘Absolutely and thank God, thanks to my community, and thanks to the Joint, I was wrong.

We are thriving and we are doing better than ever.’”

Recant’s daughter Jennifer accompanied Will on one of his trips to Cuba shortly before her bas mitzvah. Since she knows some Spanish, she was able to converse with the Cuban youth. During the course of the conversation, she learned that six of them were also her age, none had undergone a bar or bas mitzvah, and in fact there hadn’t been a bar or bas mitzvah in Cuba since the 1960s.

It costs about 0 per youth to provide them with bar or bas mitzvah training, as well as pairs of tefillin, talleisim, a Tanach, and candlesticks. Jennifer herself donated the money for the first six bar and bas mitzvahs, which were held at a gala gathering for more than 600 Cuban Jews.

The sign “Am Yisrael b’Cuba chai” may not have been hanging anymore, but it was no longer needed. The results were speaking for themselves.

—– War Duty

Until 1991, the south European nation of Yugoslavia was comprised of six republics: Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia. Serbia was further divided into two autonomous regions: Kosovo and Vojvodina.

By 1991, the Yugoslav republics began clamoring for independence. A Serbian minority in Croatia declared their own state and embarked on an ethnic-cleansing campaign, killing more than 10,000 civilians. Serb units even emptied a hospital of Croatian patients and executed them in a nearby field.
After a negotiated cease-fire, Serb forces partially pulled out of Croatia, taking up new positions in neighboring Bosnia, home to a sizable Serb minority.

In 1992, Bosnian Serbs launched their own ethnic cleansing campaign, killing more than 200,000 civilians. Half of Bosnia’s four million people fled the country. As they fled, Will Recant entered.

The JDC had already been working with the Jewish community in Sarajevo, Bosnia, through La Benevolencija, a Jewish humanitarian association formed 100 years ago to promote the general welfare of the population irrespective of religion or nationality. Now, as the region deteriorated into a genocidal bloodbath, aid programs were increased.

In 1999, after years of dithering, NATO forces finally launched an aerial bombardment against Serb military targets. Serbia responded with an all-out genocide campaign to ethnically cleanse Kosovo of its Albanian population, driving hundreds of thousands across the border into refugee camps in Macedonia, Albania, and Montenegro.

Skopje, Macedonia’s small but well-organized 180-member Jewish community was among the first responders when Kosovo refugees streamed into Macedonia, but soon it was time to flee again. “When the refugees saw the NATO bombing and the Serbs leaving, they just started to flock back in themselves in a disorganized, unplanned manner, just as they had come out,” says Recant.

Even in chaotic situations such as these, Recant has learned to make coolheaded evaluations.

Experienced international relief organizations and their field partners prepare situation reports. The United Nations, through its Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), assists governments in mobilizing international assistance when the scale of the disaster exceeds the national capacity.

“The UN has what’s called the cluster system, which is broken down into different sectors, such as sanitation, health, education, food distribution, and shelter,” says Recant. “I will go to the UN cluster meeting where you get assessments from the government of the affected nation, members of the international community, the military, as well as from other NGOs and field representatives. There’s a constant open communication between the field and headquarters as to what the needs and costs are and to try to match them with legitimate partners.”

—–Underground Survivors

At times, finding open lines of communication is itself the issue.

Haiti’s 2010 earthquake was a natural disaster of a scale equivalent to the 2004 tsunami, in terms of loss of life and destruction.

Rescue efforts were hampered because telephone service on the island nation was knocked out, although some cellular phone systems were operating.

Recant’s first order of business was to secure the names and addresses of the ten known Jewish families in Haiti.

“We were able to connect with one of the leading families in Haiti who connected us with everyone else,” says Recant. “Within an hour, literally, we had everyone’s names and were able to contact or call them.”

Once again, local Jewish help was indispensable. “A Jewish family who owned the soccer stadium donated it for use when the IDF set up its initial field hospital,” says Recant.

Recant says that from his experience, survivors can normally be found for the first four or five days after natural disaster strikes, especially if there are eyewitnesses who can convey accurate information as to people’s whereabouts.

“Sometimes, people know that others were in a certain apartment, or in a certain location of a building. On the basis of that information, you can bring in listening devices and see if you can hear anything,” he said. “In Haiti, we found that several people were rescued because students told us that there was another group of students in another classroom and rescuers were able to train their equipment at a specific area.”

“A gift of the Jewish community of Morocco” was embroidered in Arabic on the back of every wheelchair.

One of the students, named Oscar, was one of three survivors from his 12th-grade class. His right leg had to be amputated after a building collapsed on him, killing 54 of his classmates. The Israeli medical team from the IDF, JDC field partner Magen David Adom, and Tel HaShomer Hospital fit Oscar for a state-of-the-art prosthesis. Oscar has since learned to walk again, without assistance.

Several years ago, Recant spearheaded an effort with a partner association in Morocco to deliver a container of wheelchairs to Morocco. The words “a gift of the Jewish community of Morocco” were embroidered in Arabic on the back of every wheelchair.

“Morocco’s king went on national television to say thanks to the fact that we have 4,500 loyal Jewish citizens who care not only about themselves but about others; our kingdom is enriched and we all benefit,” said Recant.

While his position clearly affords him the opportunity for humanitarian accomplishments on a daily basis, Recant says a couple of enduring goals keeps him motivated.

“First, no Jew should be going to bed hungry, anywhere in the world.

“And you know, it’s a big world. There are a lot of needs out there. I get to see the good, the bad, and the ugly. The good is great and the bad can be horrendous, especially what man does to man.

“There are so many challenges. We just have to turn a new page each day and see what comes next.”

This article originally appeared in Mishpacha Magazine.
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Modern Mechanix – Vanessa Brown — that brains are no handicap (March 1953) …item 2b.. The Easybeats – Friday On My Mind (1966) …

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Modern Mechanix – Vanessa Brown — that brains are no handicap (March 1953) …item 2b.. The Easybeats – Friday On My Mind (1966) …
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First her I.Q., then her beauty, brought fame and fortune to Vanessa Brown. Now, in Broadway’s funniest hit, she demonstrates that nothing succeeds like sex BY HYMAN GOLDBERG

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Her Brains Didn’t Get in Her Way

First her I.Q., then her beauty, brought fame and fortune to Vanessa Brown. Now, in Broadway’s funniest hit, she demonstrates that nothing succeeds like sex BY HYMAN GOLDBERG
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In Hollywood, Vanessa occasionally poses for classic studio photography, offering convincing proof that brains are no handicap–if they don’t show.

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When a movie called “I’ve Always Loved You” opened several years ago, a young critic named Smylla Brind declared in the student newspaper of the University of California at Los Angeles that Vanessa Brown, the feminine lead, made the picture seem much better than it was. Miss Brown would bear watching, the young critic wrote, for she was certain to make her mark as a serious actress.

A few months ago, when the play “The Seven Year Itch” became an overnight hit on Broadway, the college critic’s judgment was borne out. For New York’s hard-bitten critics described Vanessa Brown’s acting as “a delight,” “a joy to watch,” and “a perfect performance.”

This was highly gratifying to Vanessa Brown, whose real name is Smylla Brind.

Her I.Q. Is in the Genius Class Strange and wonderful things are to be expected from young ladies with Vanessa’s attributes. Vanessa is beautiful and extremely shapely. She has blue eyes and auburn hair. When her I.Q. was taken some years ago, she scored 169, in the genius category. This makes her a definite anomaly in Hollywood, where bust and I.Q. measurements work in reverse.

Among the pictures she has made are “Margie,” “Mother Wore Tights,” and “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.” In “The Late George Apley,” she played Richard Haydn’s daughter. In “The Foxes of Harrow,” she played Haydn’s wife. “I suppose,” she says, “that eventually I’ll play his mother, then his grandmother.”

When Vanessa was fourteen, she made her debut on the legitimate stage in the road company of “Watch on the Rhine.”

At the same time, she became one of the famous “Quiz Kids.”

Vanessa has struggled to live down her Quiz Kid reputation. When she called on Katharine Hepburn to read for a part in a play, Miss Hepburn snapped, “You’re that Quiz Kid, aren’t you?” Vanessa blushed. “Well, if you’re so damn smart, tell me what Shakespeare meant by ‘bearded like the pard’?”

“I had no idea,” says Vanessa, recalling this encounter, “but I’ve never been afraid to make a wild guess, which is very often mistaken for brilliance. So I took a guess. I said, ‘Leopard, bearded like a leopard.’ Miss Hepburn jumped up and yelled. ‘How did you ever know that? Lord, do you know Shakespeare that well?’ But I just smiled, and didn’t say anything, which is also sometimes (continued) taken for brilliance. I got the part, and toured with Miss Hepburn for five months. We got along fine.”

Vanessa Brown got along so well, indeed, that Katharine Hepburn has called her the one young Hollywood actress sure to achieve greatness on the stage.

Elliott Nugent, co-producer of “The Seven Year Itch,” Vanessa’s current play, says he was warned about Vanessa before he heard her read the part. “I was just a little leery,” he says, “about her reputation as a Quiz Kid. I was warned that she was too intellectual and that she’d probably be constantly theorizing and analyzing the play. But I saw from the start that she had just the right combination of innocence and provocativeness for the part, and I found that she is intelligent. But her intelligence was an asset, not a hindrance. She studied the play and her part so thoroughly that she brought depth of character to her portrayal of a girl who is essentially a simple type. You don’t often get that combination of good looks and intelligence in an actress.”

Vanessa, an only child, was born in Vienna. Her father is Dr. Nah Brind, a philologist, or student of languages. “He speaks nine languages,” says Vanessa, “or maybe it’s fourteen; I forget.” Her mother is Dr. Anna Brind, a practicing psychologist. Both her parents earned their doctorates at the University of Vienna, and both now lecture at UCLA. They left Vienna to go to Paris in 1932.

“My father,” says Vanessa, “has a strong historical sense, and he could see trouble brewing. I went to school in Paris, and then, five years later, my father went to America, because he saw that even Paris wasn’t going to be safe. After he had established himself in New York, he sent for Mother and me.

“Just before we left, Mother decided to go back to Vienna to visit her mother. When we came back to Paris we found a cable from Father warning us not to go to Vienna before we left Europe, because it would be too dangerous. That very day, Hitler marched into Austria.”

Vanessa speaks French and German fluently, and gets along fairly well in Italian. Although she was out of school for almost a year while she traveled around the country with the road company of “Watch on the Rhine,” she still managed to graduate from junior high school among the top ten in her class.

She did her schoolwork with the help of five girls who took turns sending her the assignments. She attended Hunter College High School in New York, which accepts only honor students, and then transferred to Hollywood High School when the family moved to Los Angeles after Vanessa was signed to a long-term movie contract. She was graduated from UCLA. She hopes eventually to earn her doctorate. “Everybody in my family is a doctor. I don’t want to be the only one who isn’t.” she says.

Her Husband Has Positive Ideas Her husband is Dr. Robert A. Franklyn, one of Hollywood’s leading plastic surgeons. Dr. Franklyn, a New Yorker who served in the medical corps of the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. is a man with positive opinions. When the management of the hotel in which he was then living objected to, his huge German shepherd dog, he had built for himself a large, ultramodern home, of rock, glass, and rare woods, where he and the dog could live undisturbed.

Several years ago, while Vanessa was in New York, a man serving a summons on Dr. Franklyn in a civil suit involving 0 complained- that he was greeted at the Franklyn house with a revolver shot. Dr. Franklyn said he had been asleep and was awakened by his dog’s barking. “Since I was alone.” he said, “I got my gun. As I walked down the driveway, a man came toward me. mumbling, and I fired into the air to scare him off. I thought he was a burglar, or a prowler, and I called the police.” The incident was settled as a misunderstanding.

Dr. Franklyn and Vanessa met through the good offices of a mutual friend named Martin Abramson, a magazine, radio, and television writer. “I had interviewed both of them before,” says Abramson, “and when I was in Hollywood gathering material for stories, I visited Dr. Franklyn. My wife. Marcia, was with me. She asked him how it was that a man like himself, rich and successful, and with a wide acquaintance among Hollywood beauties, had never married.

” “I’m tired of all this shallow Hollywood glamour.’ he answered. ‘If I could find somebody young and with a cultural background, sexy but innocent, beautiful and clever, glamorous and witty, maybe I could fall in love with her.’ ”

Abramson and his wife stared at each other. “We’re on our way,” said Abramson, “to see the girl you jus! described. Do you know Vanessa Brown?” Dr. Franklyn couldn’t believe such a girl existed, but he went along. Vanessa’s mother engaged Dr. Franklyn in a heated discussion as soon as they were introduced. Plastic surgeons, she maintained, do not give their patients sufficient psychological preparation before their operations. In the midst of the debate. Vanessa announced that she had a date. Dr. Franklyn told her later that he was appalled that she could think of going out with someone else when he was there, but he agreed, nevertheless, to drive her to where she was going.

They were married a year later, and Vanessa moved into Dr. Franklyn’s ultramodern home.

Every two weeks Dr. Franklyn flies to New York to see her, and they call each other two “or three times a day. “We talked about all the money we spend on long-distance telephone calls,” says Vanessa, “so Bob bought stock in the telephone company.

“Of course, being separated like this isn’t the best thing in the world, but it does have its advantages. When we meet every two weeks, it seems like a perpetual honeymoon. And. anyway, it’s Bob’s fault that I’m away from him so long. When I said I wanted to do a play, he picked ‘The Seven Year Itch’ because he thought it wouldn’t run very long.”

Her Husband Requests Glamour Dr. Franklyn. who is ten years older than Vanessa, has guided and influenced her in other ways. Before they were married, Vanessa’s wardrobe ran largely to skirts and sweaters. Her husband, whose taste runs to off-the-shoulder dresses and blouses, taught her to dress more glamorously.

Every night when she comes to the theatre. Vanessa asks what organizations have bought up blocks of tickets. She doesn’t vary her performance to suit the audience, of course, but she likes to know for whom she’s playing because she has lectured to so many different groups.

Vanessa, incidentally, is a startling lecturer for groups expecting a Hollywood beauty who will simply smile and add glamour to their gathering. Vanessa seldom passes up a chance to speak out.

When she was invited recently to attend a meeting of the Nassau County Cancer Committee, who wanted her help in publicizing their cause, she called on a friend of her father’s, a noted cancer expert. She spent several hours with him. absorbing technical information. As a result, the Nassau County Cancer Committee heard a learned lecture on cancer by Vanessa Brown, star of stage, screen, and television.

When she was introduced at the Dutch Treat Club, a luncheon group of New York business and professional men, as “a young lady who thinks like a man.” she took umbrage. “The greatest compliment a man can pay a woman.” she remarked, “is to say that she thinks like a man. But I think that maybe it isn’t such a great compliment, when I look around at the state of the world and consider that men made it that way by thinking like men.”

Though Vanessa Brown is undeniably an intellectual, she is not hesitant in letting it be known that her face and form are lovely to look at. for she well understands the sweet uses of publicity. In “The Seven Year Itch,” she plays the part of a giddy and acquiescent young model who cooperates thoroughly with a married man. whose wife is away in the country, in proving to himself that marriage hasn’t robbed him of his appeal to other women. In the play, Vanessa is supposed to have posed for a photograph in the nude, which she shows to Tom Ewell. who plays the married man.

With this material at hand. Vanessa embarked on a highly successful publicity stunt. She let it be known that since she was going to play the part of a girl who had posed for a nude picture, she thought she should have her picture taken unclothed. Next came word that she was looking for “a respectable married man” to take her picture in the nude. Thousands of photographers volunteered.

Then word came from Hollywood that the picture of Vanessa in the nude had already been made, but that it would not be released. This set off a great debate: Did Vanessa pose in the nude, or did she not?

Recently Vanessa told the story of what actually happened. “It did seem like a good idea,” she says, “so I had pictures made of me in the nude by ‘a respectable married man’—my husband.”

At twenty-five, Vanessa feels, rightly, that she has a long career ahead of her in the movies and on the stage and in television. “But,” she says, “in the American theatre, the accent is on youth. I’ll have to prepare for the time when I won’t be in demand.”

She Writes—and Sells—Stories When that time comes, Vanessa hopes to be established as a writer. She has collected masses of rejection slips, but she lias sold three short stories. And she has written a play, which some people think has merit. “An actress gets old.” she says, “and people don’t want to see her. But a writer improves with age, like brandy.” The End
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Die komplette Beat Club-Folge mit diesem Auftritt zum Download im iTunes Store:

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Die Aufnahme von "Friday On My Mind" stammt aus dem Beat Club Silvester-Special vom 31.12.1966.

British Invasion from Downunder: Easyfever – so nannte man die australische Variante der Beatlemania, damals ausgelöst durch die Easybeats! Mit "Friday On My Mind" landeten sie den ersten internationalen Hit für eine australische Band. Jahre später sollten die beiden Gitarristen der Band, George Young und Henry Vanda, ein erfolgreiches Produzententeam bilden. Auf ihr Konto gehen u. a. die ersten sieben Alben von AC/ DC (George Young ist der ältere Bruder von Malcom und Angus Young). Und nicht zu vergessen ihre eigene Popband Flash & The Pan, die in den 80er Jahre große Erfolge feierte.

You may think that British Invasion or Beat Music were typically British phenomena? No, they weren’t … Actually Australia got their own Beatlemania – here called "Easyfever" as a result of The Easybeats! The Easybeats were the greatest Australian pop band in the 60s and scored the first international hit for an Australian band with the song "Friday On my Mind". Later the two guitarists, George Young and Henry Vanda, became a famous songwriter and producer duo. Their work includes the first seven albums of AC/DC – featuring George’s younger brothers Angus and Malcolm Young! And don’t forget their 80s pop group Flash & the Pan with the hits "Early Morning Wake Up Call" an "Midnight Man".

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…..item 2b)…. youtube video … The Easybeats – Friday On My Mind (1966) … 2:46 minutes …

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The Easybeats members

Dick Diamonde — bass guitar
Gordon "Snowy" Fleet — drums
Harry Vanda — lead guitar
Stevie Wright — lead vocals
George Young — rhythm guitar

Written by band members George Young and Harry Vanda.

Best Australian Songs of all time.

Monday morning feels so bad,
Ev’rybody seems to nag me
Coming tuesday I feel better,
Even my old man looks good,
Wednesday just don’t go,
Thursday goes too slow,
I’ve got Friday on my mind

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Gonna have fun in the city,
Be with my girl she’s so pretty,
She looks fine tonight,
She is out of sight to me,
Tonight….I spend my bread,
Tonight…I lose my head,
Tonight…I got to get tonight
Monday I have Friday on my mind.

Do the five day drag once more,
Know of nothing else that bugs me
More than working for the rich man,
Hey I’ll change that scene one day,
Today I might be mad,
Tomorrow I’ll be glad,
I’ve got Friday on my mind,

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funny how a hall even with bulletin boards and chairs can feel empty

Moments to Remember – Jayne Mansfield … “How To Seduce Difficult Women” – Official Trailer [HD HQ] …item 2.. Sheriff: Husband Ran Over, Killed Wife with Car — “Assault Cars! Ban them!” (Sun 3:04 PM, Mar 10, 2013) …

A few nice seduce a man images I found:

Moments to Remember – Jayne Mansfield … “How To Seduce Difficult Women” – Official Trailer [HD HQ] …item 2.. Sheriff: Husband Ran Over, Killed Wife with Car — “Assault Cars! Ban them!” (Sun 3:04 PM, Mar 10, 2013) …
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Uploaded on Sep 4, 2009

If you don’t know how, it’s time you watched this movie.

Coming to theaters October 30, 2009.

Before the Game before players, pimps, and pickup artists, where was the art of seduction truly born?

How To Seduce Difficult Woman is about bringing American men back full circle to the roots of seduction, forged tirelessly throughout the centuries in France.

Throughout the film, we get to witness a motley crew of clueless hopefuls get spoon fed the wit and wisdom that it takes to seduce difficult women, led by their womanizing French teacher, Philippe. Through Philippes seduction course and How-to-Manual, he drops the skills to help this eclectic group of guys to find out how to capture the woman or rather mate of their dreams.

However throughout this school, we get to see if the master womanizer himself has the ability to keep his game tight or if he is the one that really needs schooling. Along the way we also get a taste of real-life NYC street interviews on romance, sex and seduction to see how it all stacks up in real life.

Starring: Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Stephanie Szostak, Jackie Hoffman, Adam LeFevre, Gregg Bello, Brian Avers

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MIDDLEBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman is dead after authorities say she was accidentally run over by her husband.
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The Clay County Sheriff’s Office says 58-year-old Nola Collier was killed Saturday evening.

Investigators say Collier and her husband were arguing at their home in Middleburg, about 30 miles south of Jacksonville.

Brook Collier reportedly got into his car to leave, but Nola Collier tried to stop him.

Public affairs officer Mary Justino says it appears Nola Collier approached the driver’s side door and was run over. She was transported to Orange Park Medical Center where she died.

The crash is believed to have been an accident but Brook Collier has been charged with leaving the scene.
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— PatriotsandCitizens • 16 hours ago
Assault Cars! Ban them!
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— Dean Newman PatriotsandCitizens • 15 hours ago
New joke! Get one!
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— Thatugotit • 8 hours ago
The fact that he was leaving in his car shows that he was trying to avoid further confrontation. I’m sorry someone lost their life in this instance, but a lot can be said for just walking or driving away from an argument. If more people would do it, domestic violence wouldn’t be such a problem in today’s society.
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— FredSmithIV Thatugotit • 8 hours ago
As a former victim of domestic abuse, I MOSTLY agree with you. However… the abuser usually has broken the victim down to the point where s/he believes their abuser is the best "partner" they will ever find and the victim is desperate to hold on. I don’t know if this was an abusive relationship, and, I certainly don’t want to cast doubt on someone innocent and now dealing with tragedy by trying to just get out of the way, but, there is another possible side of the story.
Even still – if, ultimately, she was trying to chase him down, even if he meant to, … like "Totally" said.. it would be almost impossible to prove, either way.
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— Amanda Miller • 15 hours ago
it wasnt an accident it was purposely done!
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— TotallyAmazed Amanda Miller • 13 hours ago
sure sounds like it may have been, but might be close to impossible to prove.
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— FredSmithIV TotallyAmazed • 8 hours ago
Truth or not, you are right on both parts,
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— FredSmithIV Amanda Miller • 11 hours ago −
It does seem unlikely that it was an accident, with them being in an argument and all, but, in his defense, it is possible. I was in a similar situation (REALLY similar) 20 years ago, and, had it not been for the grace of God, I could have been killed. I was the one pursuing, and, was also in the wrong. My ex would NEVER believe I just admitted to that.
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— TotallyAmazed FredSmithIV • 9 hours ago
ha-ha. Welcome to the older but wiser realm, Fred 🙂
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— FredSmithIV TotallyAmazed • 9 hours ago
I am NOT older, dammit! I just transported through time! 😛

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Abigail Williams seduces John Proctor in The Crucible
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Slaves, Puritans and Poisoned Wheat
Popular history has tried to find pat answers to the causes of the Massachusetts witch trials of 1692. Convenient myths point an accusing finger at the severe and unforgiving Puritans. Others point to a dark-skinned Caribbean slave who supposedly brought witchcraft to Massachusetts from Barbados, or hallucinogenic microbes in the wheat causing the girls of the village to convulse and appear bewitched. In fact, these explanations have little basis in reality. Tituba and her husband, John Indian, black slaves from the Caribbean had no central role in the trials. There is no mention in any of the historical records of Tituba dancing in the woods with the girls, or practicing witchcraft.
While the Puritan religion makes an easy target for blame, most of the ministers of the day signed petitions declaring the innocence of the accused. In general, they were against the tactics of the Salem Judges.
There was even a theory that blamed the seizures of the girls on a microbial infection of the local wheat. In fact, the erratic behavior and gyrations of the accusers was carefully choreographed. This was not random, pathological movement caused by infected food.
There is no easy, convenient and neat explanation. The tragic events in Essex County, Massachusetts were initiated by ill-behaved girls who accused for sport. The court made a tragic situation worse. The accused, presumed guilty by the judges, were tortured until they pleaded guilty, accused others and were set free. If they pleaded innocent, they were executed. One man refused to plead at all and was tortured to death over a three day period. With these judicial tactics it is easy to understand why the number of accused increased dramatically over a short period of time.
What makes tragedies like this all the more tragic is that we do not always learn by our mistakes. How many “witch trials” have there been since 1692 and who have been the accused?

Dr. Len Radin
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See our video on theatre etiquette: youtu.be/lRwFj7aQZyo

Drury High School
North Adams, Massachusetts

Jonathan Winters as trucker Lennie Pike (1963) …item 2a.. Every Man For Themselves …item 5.. The Archenemy of Happiness (October 1, 2013 / 27 Tishrei 5774) — The desire for more is our contemporary idol …
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Lennie Pike: *Everybody* pays taxes!- Even businessmen, who rob and cheat and steal from people everyday, even *they* have to pay *taxes*!
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Lennie Pike: *Everybody* pays taxes!- Even businessmen, who rob and cheat and steal from people everyday, even *they* have to pay *taxes*!

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Benjy Benjamin: Look! We’ve figured it seventeen different ways, and every time we figured it, it was no good, because no matter how we figured it, somebody don’t like the way we figured it! So now, there’s only one way to figure it. And that is, every man, including the old bag, for himself!

Ding Bell: So good luck, and may the best man win!

Benjy Benjamin: (to Mrs. Marcus) Right! Except you,lady. May you just drop dead!

Lennie Pike: All right, all right, we all agree on that. Now look, let’s be sensible about this thing. There’s money in this for all of us. Right? There’s enough for you, there’s enough for you, and for me, and for you, and there’s enough for…

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Lennie Pike: And then they decide I’m supposed to get a smaller share, like I’m someone extra special stupid. Even if it is a democracy, in a democracy it don’t matter how stupid you are, you still get an equal share.

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Lennie Pike: It’s buried under a big W. Say, what is a big W?

Ding Bell: When we find out, we’ll send you a ‘Wire’.

Benjy Benjamin: Ha ha ha ha ha ha.
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"You’ve got to study people. If you go to Actor’s Studio, fine. If you take lessons from someone, fine. There are all kinds of workshops and comedy stores and dramatic workshops… but you must be an observer. You must look at everything around you."

ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW

In his nearly two-and-a-half hour Archive interview, Jonathan Winters (1925-2013) reminisces about his early days in Ohio and New York and recalls some of his first television appearances on The Garry Moore Show and The Tonight Show, hosted by Steve Allen. Winters talks about the evolution of some of his well-known characters, including "Maude Frickert", "Elwood P. Suggins", and "King Kwasi", and discusses many of the well-known television personalities with whom he’s worked during his career: Jack Paar, Andy Williams, Dean Martin, Bob Hope, and Johnny Carson. He discusses his roles on Mork & Mindy, Hee Haw, and Davis Rules and offers advice to those starting out in comedy. Dan Pasternack conducted the interview on October 11, 2002 in Santa Barbara, CA.
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"A Game of Pool" is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. According to Serling, it’s "the story of the best pool player living and the best pool player dead."

— Plot

It is after hours at Lister’s Pool Room in Chicago, and once more pool shark Jesse Cardiff is alone, polishing his pool game. Jesse bitterly muses that he would be considered the greatest pool player of all time, if it were not for the memory of the late Fats Brown overshadowing him. "I’d give anything, anything to play him one game!" he declares aloud.

"At your service!" comes a sudden voice from the corner of the room. It is indeed James Howard Brown — "known to [his] friends as Fats" — who has been dead for 15 years, but who has come from the afterlife to answer Jesse’s challenge. Fats tells Jesse it is time for him to put his money where his mouth is and play a game of pool to see who the best truly is. But Fats ups the stakes: If Jesse wins, he will indeed be acknowledged as the greatest. If he loses, it means his life.

Jesse is undaunted, and the ultimate high stakes pool game begins. All throughout the game, Fats laments that Jesse has done nothing with his life but play pool. Jesse ignores Fats, convinced that he is just trying to distract him from the game. When it comes down to one final, easy shot for Jesse to win the title, Fats warns him that he does not understand the burdens that come with being the best ever. Jesse ignores him and sinks the shot. He exults in his victory; he is now the best ever.

Fats’s only response is to thank Jesse for beating him. Jesse is angered, declaring that Fats is a sore loser. Only years later, after he has died, does Jesse finally realize what Fats was warning him of. Jesse, as the new pool champion, is obliged to spend his afterlife defending his title, going from pool room to lonely pool room (his next destination: Mason’s Pool Hall, Sandusky, Ohio), to play against challenger after challenger, just as Fats had to do until he finally lost. Meanwhile, Fats, finally free of his obligations as champion, has gone fishing.

— Alternate ending

Johnson’s script originally featured an alternate ending in which Jesse loses the game. Seeing that Jesse is bedazzled that he has lost a life-or-death game and is still alive, Fats explains that he will die "as all second raters die: you’ll be buried and forgotten without me touching you. If you’d beaten me, you’d have lived forever." This ending was eventually filmed when this episode was remade in 1989, during the first revival of The Twilight Zone. It also featured a different closing narration:

“Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime…and departing, leave behind us footprints on the sands of time, on the Earth, as we know it, and…in the Twilight Zone.
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More is never enough.
by Rabbi Benjamin Blech

October 1, 2013 / 27 Tishrei 5774
Published: March 20, 2011

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I used to think that the main goal of American business was to make people happy. Create new products so consumers have a better quality of life. Add new bells and whistles to existing technologies to offer a more satisfying experience to the users.

I thought happiness was the objective. But the truth is just the opposite: billions of dollars are spent to figure out how to make us feel unhappy. And unless we understand the secret motivation behind the desire of marketers to make us feel discontented with what we have, we are going to fall victim to a never ending cycle of unhappiness.

I realized it recently when I heard a friend bemoaning his fate. Not too long ago, but almost a previous era in terms of technological innovation, he bought the new iPod. He was ecstatic. But it didn’t last. What a shock to discover that there is now newer and better model on the market. His formerly beloved iPod is now an ancient relic. How could he possibly be happy with it?

Since new is always better, there is a very short window of time for anyone to feel satisfied with what they have. To make sure that the contentment of consumers is very quickly terminated, there is a multibillion dollar industry whose purpose is solely the systematic propagation of unhappiness: advertising. Its goal, as admitted by advertising guru B. Earl Puckett, is summed up in this succinct credo: "It is our job to make men and women unhappy with what they have."

The "game" of creating unhappiness is a multifaceted industry. We can perhaps see it best in the world of fashion.

Big business brainwashes consumers to believe that they need more.

Oscar Wilde once said, "Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months." Why do fashions change so quickly? One week you’re an outcast if you’re not wearing a certain kind of sneakers. The next week, you’re a geek if you haven’t switched to another brand. Why must you constantly have something else?

Because big business needs consumers, so consumers have to be brainwashed to believe that they need more – something newer, something better, something that will finally make us happy when we get it.
Of course once we buy it the cycle starts all over again.

Why do we go along with this? Why do we buy into a belief that is virtually guaranteed to make us unhappy since there will always be something newer that we don’t yet have?

Because we’ve bought into the notion that happiness comes from having more, instead of the brilliant insight of the Talmudic sages that "Who is rich? One who is content with his portion."

More is never the answer. More has no limits. More seduces us with the unspoken promise of contentment when its very premise is that you dare not be happy with what you already have. If more is the goal, when can you possibly say you’ve achieved it? No matter where you’re at in life more will still beckon you, using its stock in trade argument that you can’t possibly be happy as long as there are still things that you don’t possess.

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— What’s Your Number?

In the old film Key Largo, Edward G. Robinson, in the role that defined him, plays a gangster whose life is filled with violence and deceit. In the film he holds a family hostage. Someone asks him what makes him want to live this kind of life but try as he might Robinson can’t answer this question. So one of the hostages, played by Humphrey Bogart, suggests an answer: "I know what you want. You want more." Robinson’s face brightens as he says, "Yeah! That’s it! That’s what I want. I want more."

Fast forward more than half a century and hear how the same theme is repeated in Oliver Stone’s "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," capturing what motivates those who are ready to destroy their friends and their families in pursuit of unlimited wealth. In a meeting between the young Jake (Shia LaBeouf) and the megalomaniac, Bretton James (Josh Brolin), Jake puts the question to Bretton, who has already caused the suicide of a competitor and the destruction of another firm with false rumors, "So what is your number?”

When Bretton doesn’t understand, Jake explains that everyone has a really far out number that represents total success, the ability to get out of the race knowing that he is now the victor. “So what’s your number,” Jake repeats. Bretton considers and after a few moments of silence responds with one word: "More.”

The desire for more is our contemporary idol – and we worship it at our own peril.

Sadly, we transfer the idea that only something newer and different will bring us joy into our personal lives as well.

We can replace our insatiable demand for more with the awareness that we have more than enough.

Countless studies have shown that the secret of happy marriages is the ability to feel contentment with their partners in spite of the lack of perfection. True love does not come by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. My father would tell people that he had the most beautiful wife, the best cook in the world, the greatest mother to his children. Did he really believe that my mother was truly the most outstanding woman in the world? Yes, he did, because he chose to ignore her faults and overemphasize her qualities. He wasn’t interested in more. He knew that the woman he married was a gift from God.

The divorce rate today is testament to the results of worshipping more. “Why should I be satisfied with this person if there might be someone newer or better out there? I could have more than I have now.”

Believing that more automatically leads to joy condemns us to an endless pursuit as we ignore those parts of life that really give it meaning and joy.

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But we can stop being the creators of our unhappiness by replacing our insatiable demand for more with the awareness that we have more than enough.

Kurt Vonnegut and novelist Joseph Heller were once talking at a party hosted by a billionaire hedge fund manager. Vonnegut pointed out that their wealthy host had made more money in one day than Heller ever made from his celebrated novel Catch-22.

Heller responded, "Yes, but I have something he will never have: enough.”
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