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The Documents That Started It All — New York Magazine

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Where’s the letter requesting George W. Bush be let out of the National Guard 6 months early to attend Harvard Business School? I recall that one, also because someone at the Washington Post wrote a book including his buddy at Harvard, a large Republican Party donor, who is currently in charge of privatizing the former nationalized businesses in Iraq? The part I recall was the person who knows nothing about stock markets being asked to re-start the Iraq stock market it’s quoted and discussed. This is the first I’ve seen of these I thought it was at least in part about the Harvard Business School MBA for the future President of the United States.

What about the (strategic metals shutdown aside in WWII) stated allegation (WNYC radio) that the brother of the owner CBS, wanted to purchase the Texas Rangers baseball team, whose state invested stadium was built while President Bush was governor, the sale of which paid him enough to buy the former German’s turkey ranch in Crawford, Texas and left CBS’s brother out of it. Is there a baseball feud going on?

Why has such an issue been made? OK, President’s son goes to Harvard, leaves detestable F-102 (non-supersonic) on the runway to save us from the future “weapons of mass destruction”? Which document is the forgery, these or the other “signed” by the former CIA director, Vice President then President George H.W. Bush. Maybe when he stopped aboard the Mount Washington in Wolfeboro, NH to say a prayer before taking the “reins” while President Reagan went under anesthesia for his colon, maybe he wasn’t kidding…here comes my son.

ReportBy georgejmyersjr on 11/26/2007 at 3:08pm

Ed. – The IBM Selectric “ball” typewriter was shown at the 1964 World’s Fair in 1963-1964. I recall it quite vividly, it would type in Russian (Cyrillic script) for every English character typed, though I think a direct connection without translation, though it made one think. 12/07/2007 at 10:21pm

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11/26/2007 at 8:29 pm

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Tom Brokaw Discusses Iraq, Network News, and the Upcoming Election During Romantic, Candlelit Interview With Howard Kurtz – Media on The Huffington Post

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Yesterday a knock came to my friends door in the Bronx, NY. It was a gentleman with two petitions to put Hillary Clinton on the ballot. I thought it was the furnace repairman returning at first, the thing went out after Thanksgiving. It sort of made sense, in Representative Crowley’s district (redistricting stretches from the Bronx into Queens) Senator Clinton, after the first “pile-on” debate, only actually officially requested to run in New Hampshire. I still recall that 3 or 4 am call by Mr. Brokaw that George W. Bush had won in the first election, the impropriety of which, presented to the President of the Senate, then Vice President Albert Gore and the candidate and alleged victim in the said election in Florida, the motion presented by an African-American woman Senator would not be heard by them and the rest of it went to the Supreme Court instead of a Senate committee, an image still stuck in my brain.

I enjoyed Mr. Brokaw’s autobiography, a cousin, George Murray, an award-winning news producer, who started out in the film editing room (infantry Captain in the Korean War and then Army Signal Corps, as was actors Martin Landau and Michael Richards) at NBC news, directing “Huntley and Brinkley” (started as a substitute for a sick one) and lastly producing CBS’ coverage of both Democratic and Republican conventions in 1976, as far as I know never wrote one. I would have liked to have read about the stories of Saigon and Houston, the war and the Gemini project, which ruined his first marriage, washing his shirts out in hotel rooms. Edwin Newman read his letter of a cancellation by “higher-ups” of his investigative journalism team in South Vietnam trying to get the “common soldiers view” of the conflict for a number of months, at a eulogy in the UN Chapel. He had died in Mexico City, where his wife, an Avon executive from Pennsylvania, was introducing that product there. Well, I can look forward to Brokaw’s new book.

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11/26/2007 at 3:30 pm

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The Song of the Hunted Humpback Whale – Dot Earth – Climate Change and Sustainability – New York Times Blog

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In America/Canada we have a whale problem over “the war on terror”. In the Bay of Fundy there is a right whale nursery, nearby FDR’s beloved Campobello Island, (see the “Red Lobster” wallpaper in their bathroom for the Grand Manan Channel) where Guelph University has studied the DNA and remaining pod of the “right” because harpooned they float instead of sink whales that swim along the US coast from Florida to Canada. Since “war” was declared ships cannot be ordered to slow down by the US Coast Guard, though most of the deaths of the right whales result from collisions these days with ships I read. Irony is they may be driven to extinction by the “war on terror”. Once whales were towed up the Hudson River to Hudson, NY rendered into oil and lit up the northern tier of cities, i.e., Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo, New York. We should show some gratefulness. Many a place on the East Coast has had whaling in its business sphere and the “Nantucket sleigh ride” was known for being towed by a whale from the whaleboat, until it tired. Perhaps Herman Melville lamented that “Moby-Dick” was not placed on every Congressman’s desk instead of “Whitejacket” which, called for the end of cruelty shown to sailors on US ships, another cruelty well described. Slow down!

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11/26/2007 at 2:19 am

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Dada in Iowa

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The International Dada Archive

An interesting collection of Dada, a somewhat overlooked yet often mentioned art movement. I have started reading Marsden Hartley’s  Adventures in the arts: informal chapters on painters, vaudeville and poets. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1921, mostly because it is one of the few dada writings in English.

I got here by looking at woodblock works by Arthur Segal mentioned in today’s new Wikipedia entry "Did you know that: Arthur Segal was prevented from exhibiting his art in Germany because of his Jewish background?" after brushing up on the history of the radical "Weathermen": "U.S. activist Kit Bakke went on from being considered a terrorist with a 400-page FBI file to become a nurse for children with cancer?"

Did you know that Dada means "hobbyhorse"? I didn’t.

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11/25/2007 at 9:04 pm

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Pandagon :: Army desertion rate highest since 1980 :: November :: 2007

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I once researched the National Guard based in the Bowery in NYC as part of a multiple cemetery investigation for archaeological significance. When the US government first convened it met in NYC and had a National Guard (the Second Amendment ensured it wasn’t the only “state” militia) and after 9/11/01 the Congress met again in NYC. This particular unit’s officer would later be tried in courts martial after the “Draft Riots” during the American Civil War and was called out in march to protect Washington, DC later disbanded perhaps far from the riots, on Brother Island in the Bronx. They perhaps were an original regiment under General Von Steuben, called the “Steuben Rifles” in the civil war. Kate Millet lived in the place next to Germania Hall. Another Guard unit was just aways up the street and it became part of the only privately funded Guard armory moved to the 7th Regimental Armory uptown.

What I can’t understand is that in the millions who served in the 10 year Vietnam War era I read maybe a couple of thousand National Guard soldiers actually even saw Vietnam, and as we know many escaped the Selective Service by joining it. I really feel that some of the best and brightest of our citizenry, they and enlistees, have been put at a severe disadvantage, serving next to so-called “contractors” making x times as much as they do. I wonder, as was shown to be the case in Vietnam to harm Mexican-Americans (first issue of “Lowrider”) if someone else may be getting the short end of the stick and may be reflected in the blanket statistics hidden perhaps by the arguably failed policy of “don’t ask don’t tell”.

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11/25/2007 at 12:32 am

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Jamie Lee Curtis: Thanksgiving ’07: Happy Birthday to Me – Entertainment on The Huffington Post

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I am not so thankful for John Steinbeck’s legacy almost stolen from his son and family by legal “strategery” like a “black pearl”. He lived out near Mattituck on Long Island, NY (Jamie’s dad, Tony Curtis, is from where I type, in the Bronx, named for Swedish settlers with a library, which like many English words, once ending in -cks have become -x) with his wife and had a nice little sunroom to sit in. His son I recall was a reporter in Vietnam during the undeclared “war” there.

Being George Myers, I’m kinda of thankful for the “Halloween” series and how it might have inspired Mike Myers. Thanks for being all those interesting characters, Jamie Lee, and those you starred next to should be thankful too. You know who they are, Governor A.S., Elwood Delaney, Eddie Murphy, Ron Silver, the fish named Wanda…

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11/24/2007 at 9:21 pm

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Concern over firefighters’ anti-terror role – Topix

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Who appointed the current elected officials “loco parentis”? Wikipedia: “Originally derived from British common law, it is applied as a broad provision allowing such institutions to act in the best interests of the students as they see fit, allowing what would otherwise be considered violations of the students’ civil liberties” and because of one anonymous phone call (“bomb scare” as it happened in one of the first JROTC Marine Corps in the country, in Susan B. Anthony’s character witness named town, after judge, Henry R. Selden, NY at Newfield HS) every locker in the school would be searched. So a type of “Her Majesty’s Search Warrant” used in suspicion, would be granted to volunteer firemen?

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11/24/2007 at 3:18 pm

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