Monday, February 22, 2016

More Pin Up



I don't allow people to make eye contact with me.  It makes me feel uneasy as I am afraid they might know what I am thinking.  I learned this from Leona Helmsely, the New York woman beloved by all.


I think I am getting tired of the internet.  Could someone hurry up and invent the next big thing.



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Royal Throne: Cambodia Builds A Toilet For Over $40,000 For A Thai Princess To Use For One Night . . . And Then Will Demolish It

by jonathanturley
220px-thumbnail180px-toilet_370x580I have made no secret of my dislike for monarchies -- an illogical and wasteful system of government, including the maintenance of "figure head" royal families as in England. The lunacy of such systems was brought home with the visit of Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to one of Cambodia's poorest areas (where sanitation is virtually unavailable). The government will spend over $40,000 to build her a luxury toilet for one night with silver railings, tile roofing, and air conditioning. It will them be disassembled after her departure. This is taking the concept of a hereditary throne too far.




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Iranian Renews Rushdie Fatwa Calling For His Murder . . . With Iranian Journalists Offering The Bounty

by jonathanturley
220px-Salman_Rushdie_2012_Shankbone-2While the Obama Administration has staked a great deal on moderates in the Iranian regime, it is hard to see much progress in the Islamic Republic. That was made clear this week with the news that forty state-run Iranian media outlets have jointly offered a new $600,000 bounty for the death of British Indian author Salman Rushdie. Ayatollah Khomeini, the First Supreme Leader of Iran, issued the fatwa against Rushdie on charges of blasphemy for his novel The Satanic Verses on 15 February, 1989. Ayatollah Khomeini's successor, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said in 2005 in the hateful fatwa remains in full force not just against Rushdie but anyone associated with the book. The fatwa captures the continuing problem that Islamic countries have with basic free speech and free exercise rights.


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Golf Poem 

In My Hand I Hold A Ball,
White And Dimpled, And Rather Small.
Oh, How Bland It Does Appear,
This Harmless Looking Little Sphere.

By Its Size I Could Not Guess
The Awesome Strength It Does Possess.

But Since I Fell Beneath Its Spell,
I've Wandered Through The Fires Of Hell.

My Life Has Not Been Quite The Same
Since I Chose To Play This Stupid Game.
It Rules My Mind For Hours On End;
A Fortune It Has Made Me Spend.

It Has Made Me Curse And Made Me Cry,
And Hate Myself And Want To Die.
It Promises Me A Thing Called Par,
If I Hit It Straight And Far.

To Master Such A Tiny Ball,
Should Not Be Very Hard At All.
But My Desires The Ball Refuses,
And Does Exactly As It Chooses.

It Hooks And Slices, Dribbles And Dies,
And Disappears Before My Eyes.
Often It Will Have A Whim,
To Hit A Tree Or Take A Swim.

With Miles Of Grass On Which To Land,
It Finds A Tiny Patch Of Sand.
Then Has Me Offering Up My Soul,
If Only It Would Find The Hole.

It's Made Me Whimper Like A Pup,
And Swear That I Will Give It Up.
And Take To Drink To Ease My Sorrow,
But The Ball Knows ... I'll Be Back Tomorrow.

Stand proud you noble swingers of clubs
And losers of balls!

A recent study found that the average golfer
Walks about 900 miles a year.

Another study found that golfers drink, on
Average, 22 gallons of alcohol a year.

This means that, on average, golfers get about
41 miles to the gallon!

Kind of makes you proud. Almost makes you
Feel like a hybrid........


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Mr. Barrow's case against the Brandon Woods nursing home will be heard in Massachusetts state court next month.

BEWARE THE FINE PRINT

Pivotal Nursing Home Suit Raises a Simple Question: Who Signed the Contract?

By MICHAEL CORKERY and JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG

A pending wrongful death lawsuit will test a new legal strategy to prevent nursing homes from requiring their residents to take disputes to arbitration.


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Twelve Texas Death Row Inmates Were Undocumented



Less Than 5 Percent of Texas Prison Inmates are Undocumented





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50 Cent Called To Bankruptcy Court To Explain Posted Pictures With Stacks Of Money Spelling “Broke”

by jonathanturley
Screen_Shot_2016-02-20_at_10.22.32_AM_rfdxiz-640x414It is bad enough to represent a guy in a bankruptcy case named "50 Cent." It is even more difficult when your client says that he is broke and then posts an image of himself with piles of money spelling out the word "broke." Just to make sure that the court did not miss the disconnect, Curtis James Jackson III (aka 50 Cent) also posted himself on a bed covered with piles of money. It worked. Judge Ann Nevin and his creditors took notice and now 50 Cent who seems to being competing with the bankrupt Kanye West for the world's greatest certifiable numbskull.



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Federal Judge Enjoins Skechers From Selling Shoes With Similar “Looks” To Adidas

by jonathanturley
skechers-adidas2.jpgI have been a long critic of copyright and trademark claims that seem to be growing exponentially with companies claiming ownership over basic words and images in a feeding frenzy of claims. Despite growing objections of the civil and criminal sanctions imposed under such claims, lobbyists have had little difficulty in expanding these laws and regulations. Now a federal judge has shown just how fluid these claims can be. Because Skechers and Adidas both have classic white tennis shoes with green heels, the federal judge has enjoined Skechers to stop selling the shoe and two other styles “confusingly similar” to Adidas offerings. I see two classic shoes with similar heels. I fail to see why Adidas should be able to claim this "look" as its own property. The order is linked below.
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TSA Officer In Newark Caught Swiping $1000 Watch At Security Gate

by jonathanturley
19781989-small19781011-mmmainWe have yet another TSA agent arrested for theft this month. Daniel Ortiz, Jr., 39, was caught removing a $1,000 watch from a passenger's bag during a security screening and putting it in his pocket at the Newark airport.


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Rare Dolphin Killed After Being Passed Around For Selfies On Beach

by jonathanturley
48526820.cachedThis disturbing picture shows one of two Franciscana dolphins that were pulled from the water by bathers at an Argentinan resort and then passed around for pictures and petting. The crowd continues to manhandle the dolphins until one died and was just discarded on the sand by these thoughtless swimmers and beachgoers. The Franciscana dolphins have been diminishing in number.





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Scientists Warn All Plant Life Dying Within 30-Yard Radius Of Ted Cruz Campaign Signs


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