Archive for August 2009
From 1604 to 1607, a French expedition explored the southeastern Canadian and New England coasts, ranging as far south as Cape Cod. The Frenchmen encountered many Native people throughout the region. Some of the interactions were peaceful, others were violent. The first winter base for this expedition is now within the boundary of Saint Croix Island IHS, a unit of the National Park system. One of the Native American settlements to be visited is located within the present boundaries of Cape Cod National Seashore. Archeological data, written accounts, drawings, and maps from the French reports of the exploration provide a wealth of information about the Native people, their ways of life, and their settlements. The nature of the interactions between Europeans and Native Americans at contact established patterns that were to continue throughout the colonial era in New England.
Interesting problem in US parks, this one the very old Maine border and Cape Cod, Massachusetts, another Skagway, Alaska and Seattle, Washington, (gold arrived) part of the "new" Klondike Gold-rush Historic Park, and both part of the histories of the US-Canada border we share, though on opposite sides of North America and in different oceans.
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As a taxpayer, and as a former employee of Berger, Inc., which is trying to provide a number of services to Iraq, and whose father’s oncologist, Dr. LaPera, filmed the effects of the first coalition war to show the serious health effects of bombing to water supplies for Iraq’s children, in a country, one of the poorest in the world in “water” and as an anthropologist, I strongly urge you to end all State Department contracts with Blackwater. Let more humanitarian efforts rule the day.
Posted by: George Myers August 27, 2009 – 12:50PM
Bronx, NY- On The Media – Don Hewitt – CBS
I had a cousin, George Murray, who worked for the "other side" though the disclosure of a Vietnam spy inside the Don Hewitt organization, an assistant to Morey Safer, might blur distinctions. He was an Army Captain in Korea that worked making films for the DOD after serving in NYC, landed a job in the film-editing room at NBC, and when the director for "Huntley & Brinkley" was out sick, filled in and became their regular director and later award winning producer for NBC according to noted author and television journalist Edwin Newman. A short contract was not renewed and his last work in TV was producing the coverage for CBS of both parties Presidential conventions of 1976.
George Murray died while in Mexico City, with his wife, an Avon executive, and Mr. Newman, at his eulogy in the U.N. Chapel, reread a letter he had to send to reporters in then South Vietnam, working at risk and peril, gathering the "soldier’s view" of what became known as the "Vietnam debacle" their work had been canceled by "higher ups". Also called "Madison Avenue’s war", since it was never declared by Congress, the entire CBS company (and others?) was sued for its news department’s report by General Westmoreland, over allegations of "body count" manipulations in a post "debacle" news retrospective, command then held by the general.
It was quite an "irony" that the spy had eluded detection by Don Hewitt, whose excellent reports at "60 Minutes" helped define a new generation of news reporting.
Back in Professor Hogan’s "Planetary Atmospheres" and Tobias Owen, planetary geologist was at Earth and Space Sciences at Stony Brook University, we had some of the info from the Viking mission (Carl Sagan’s "baby") as it arrived, I think. How about a return to there to re-sample what didn’t or was inconclusively tested? Then go like a "bat-out-of-hell" to somewhere nearby of interest. However, not entirely a sentimental journey, scientific: "‘Doveryai no proveryai’ – ‘trust but verify’ – that’s the phrase Reagan learned to say in Russian." Mikhail Gorbachev
August 22, 2009 10:34 PM
Wikipedia: Candi Barr
“The movie rights to Barr’s early life story was purchased by producer Mardi Rustam in 1982. In 1984, Texas Monthly listed Barr among such luminaries as Lady Bird Johnson as one of history’s “perfect Texans.” In March 1988, it was announced that Ryan O’Neal would direct Farrah Fawcett in a biopic about Barr based on a script by George Axelrod, who wrote the Broadway play Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, but the movie was never produced.”
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost