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Archive for December 2009

Update: “Tit For Tat” or Tip For Tap

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Bannerman’s Castle, in Hudson River, Further Crumbles – NYTimes.com – http://bit.ly/5UDUBX

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12/31/2009 at 1:09 am

Should Full Body Scans Become The Norm At Airports Now? – GaryBaumgarten – Open Salon

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Should Full Body Scans Become The Norm At Airports Now? – GaryBaumgarten – Open Salon: “US Customs is a paramilitary organization which I once interviewed for. They asked what would you do if you open your law school friend suitcase and there are 2 marijuana cigarettes in it, knowing that he might never be able to practice law? A few days later one of the racks full of suitcases blew up and they never called me back for that summer job. I was eligible by scoring high on the PACE exam, the Reagan Administration got rid of. Guess the wrong answer was turning her/him in? Bigger fish? This explosive seems just as small, and other places to put it. Will they take the big pocket out of men’s briefs now with an executive order? Patience please a bomb-free America comes first. Eunuch shaped charges?”

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12/30/2009 at 2:07 am

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Hadrians Wall (Newcastle – Wallsend)

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I just saw “Sting” on the television talking about where he used to live now the Roman archaeology site. This is a wonderful site should get some sort of award. I think he was pointing out the fourth photo and mentioned it’s where he used to live, a tough situation then. Wondering where that hall nearby he was meeting with friends and musicians. Now I get it “Wallsend”! Mum’s side an Urquhart, built it to keep us out I guess, or to encourage development, I work in archaeology in the States. Merry Christmas. I was once in place in Nissequogue, NY full of lutes! Friend of his?
Comment on “Photographs of Newcastle” – where the modern railroad was invented.

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12/25/2009 at 7:38 pm

Bush Intentionally Let Osama bin Laden Escape, Asserts Congressman Hinchey

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Comment: We also seem to be arguing over the post-Nuremberg results that decisions by military people or others be made with respect to human conventions. A majority of 9/11 co-conspirators, the US warned about by German intelligence as I remember, acted to attack United States’ symbols of military and industrial complexity, and in the case of the Pentagon, that section still being upgraded to be "bulletproof" to which, we might ask why to both? According to the Pentagon, in the first coalition invasion, which I’ve read we were to be reimbursed for as much as $80 billion, we lost as much as $1.5 billion "on the beach" where war materials were mis-managed (or as little as $750 million) that the new RFID tags might have kept track of, sealed containers of which the info was lost to describe them and the location thereby "worthless" stated while an innovation award was given inside the military industrial complex for its new RFID development, "tags" with descriptions and active GPS locations. Well, at least we can find new ones now!

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12/25/2009 at 7:27 pm

Condom Design

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Back around 1990, I worked with Mr. Crow, a Huey pilot in Vietnam, an underwater archaeologist and DJ in Texas, on the Marathon Battery Site in Cold Spring, NY. He related they had a campaign for condoms down there with a catchy phrase “Put a helmet on that rascal” to promote condom usage. Maybe we should follow suit and just make them plain Army green or camouflage, until the troops come home.

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/22/the-wrap-up-of-user-submitted-condom-covers/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/christmas/6808138/Father-Christmas-buried-in-Ireland.html

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12/25/2009 at 7:12 pm

Relatives of 9/11 victims asked an appeals court Wednesday to force the city to move tons of Ground Zero deis [sic] from the Staten Island landfill to a proper burial site.

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Some of the former formal cemeteries in Manhattan have been moved, some haven’t, i.e., recently an improvement was halted in Washington Square Park due to human remains where a large veteran seamen’s cemetery is beneath the park. A federal U.S. National Monument has been made out of the former “Negro Burial Ground” from the 18th century, once near the Collect Pond, where water still runs in basements and once used to flood cells in the jail called “The Tombs” a block or two from City Hall Park, where the “first Almshouse” cemetery remains were exposed in 1999, near the surface next to the Horace Greeley statue by construction and archaeologists, whom I worked with. It seems to me, and I’ve worked in others under the Landmarks Commission’s purview, the “Old Soldiers Cemetery” in the Bronx, Moore-Jackson in Queens, AME Zion churchyard in Brooklyn, Dutch Reformed in Bowdoin Park, Dutchess county and Watervliet Shakers in Kettering, Ohio that people should be concerned about how we represent those events and those that have gone before us. A proper design and memorial would express the scale of the tragedy, which has not as far as I know, not been presented, yet golf courses on possible toxic landfill has. It should be a priority, and was, for shortly thereafter, the people who presented us with the Statue of Liberty who presented two suggested memorials they would have built for free in tribute.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=1352429#1352429#ixzz0aCGFqjNt
7:52 PM
Dec 18, 2009

Protect the Polar Bear

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Dear Mr. Evans,

I am pleased that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has designated a large area of the Arctic as critical habitat for the polar bear. I strongly support this effort to keep one of our national treasures safe.

As a BSA Explorer I attended "Polar Bear" outings that were too cold or snowed so hard the Boy Scouts were called off, one particularly today at the new National Purple Heart Center in Vail, NY. As an adult, I studied with an archaeologist, who working with volunteers in Labrador, Canada for the Smithsonian, lost one of his students to perhaps the polar bear sighted. A scholarship was started in her name.

However, I was disturbed to learn that the Department of Interior has announced a risky, aggressive drilling plan with Shell Oil, aimed squarely at polar bear habitat. This is unacceptable, and I urge you to do everything necessary to prevent harmful activities such as oil drilling in the polar bear’s vulnerable habitat.

Thank you for your consideration of this important issue.

CREDO:

Protect the Polar Bear

The polar bear is in trouble.

Due to climate change and oil drilling, Arctic ice is melting at faster rates. This interrupts the feeding and breeding patterns of polar bears, strands bears on unfamiliar land masses, and even causes some bears to drown. Yet, the Department of Interior just approved a risky, aggressive drilling plan for Shell Oil in key polar bear habitat in the Beaufort Sea.

This was just days before the very same Interior Department announced how important protecting polar bear habitat is by designating a large area of America’s Arctic as critical habitat.

If the polar bear is truly going to be protected, the Department of Interior needs to maintain the critical habitat designation and stop rampant, risky and harmful oil expansion.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting public comment until December 28th. Fax them today and urge them to support critical habitat designation and to stop harmful activities such as oil drilling in the polar bear’s habitat.

If you also would like to send a fax or just read the petition click here.

Written by georgejmyersjr

12/18/2009 at 6:50 pm

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