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Wolfeboro, NH dockside July, 2011

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Tried adding two photos together with Fusion 2.0 (freeware on majorgeeks.com) and the result looks better than the original. Program does HDR also. President George H. W. Bush once stopped here to disembark from the M.S. Mount Washington when he was Vice President under then President Ronald Reagan, who was going in for surgery on a health issue. He left in a Cadillac after asking for a moment of silence from the upper deck of the largest ship on the largest NH lake, Winnipesaukee (“Smile of the Great Spirit”) “discovered” by the Pilgrims at todays Weirs Beach.

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07/30/2011 at 11:01 am

A faceless corporate enemy

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Great film, I thought, my cousin George Murray, had been a film editor for NBC, then due to another’s illness, directing the early “Huntley and Brinkley”. They started out with only 15 minutes and later became more as the networks put more topical interests on the medium. He became an award winning news producer at NBC according to his friend Edwin Newman, who read at his eulogy in the UN Chapel. Mr. Murray had perished in Mexico City, there with his Avon executive wife, she introducing that product there I think. Mr. Newman, at the eulogy, I was told, read a letter George Murray had to send to his crew investigating the “common soldiers view” of the Vietnam Conflict, cancelled by “higher ups” at great risk I’ve thought. He had been a US Army Captain in the Korean war, and hopefully that former war might be moving toward a signed peace again in Korea.

I recall reading that the way cigarettes were being made more addictive, was the addition of sugar, which when burned, became an aldehyde which was shown to be addictive. I smoked for many years, finally getting off it with a New Zealand’s cheaper air-mailed nicotine gum (stopsmokingtoday.com). The American “cure” was costing everyday more than the habit.

The last I had heard, CBS had hired George Murray to produce their coverage of the 1976 Republican and Democrat Presidential conventions. About that time the first “maquiladora” factories opened in Mexico.

Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert’s blog

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07/23/2011 at 10:26 am

Meet the Bachmanns’ “Ex-Lesbian” Friend – Slate

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I just came back from there, near Norristown, PA. It’s next to Willow Grove where VP Biden’s wife is from. The NAVY has left the joint reserve services there and I was part of an archaeology survey for cultural resources required before it’s turned over in part of all (8000 ft. runway) to the local governmen. I could see how growing up there as a person of color might have been a problem, a religious area, or so it appears by the various religious orgaizations as “business” signs along the various highways, something can’t say I’ve see that much elsewhere. Very suburban about 20 miles from Philadelphia, it’s also becoming very large scale business centered. “Vertical Screen” 24/7 “background” checking “green” world headquarters opened on the “brownfield” site of former Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) there in Warminster, PA.

Meet the Bachmanns’ “Ex-Lesbian” Friend

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07/22/2011 at 8:29 am

Lawmakers Come To Consensus: Tappan Zee Bridge Has Got To Go

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The brother-in-law of the now Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, from this street in the Bronx, perished crashing off of it a number of years ago in a late model Land Rover. Built originally for the NY Thruway, it has become an interstate and much of the I dare say Nation’s commerce is tied to it. I work for a company researching it, and it’s unique, eligible for the National Register, because no other bridge has been built like it! It sits on “floating” concrete caissons in the Hudson River, perhaps, built in the Cold War to be “dropped” as a “Great Chain” across the Hudson River used to stop the British Navy in a number of Hudson River locations in the American Revolution, allowing small boat passage and designed to thwart large ships-of-the line. By the way this page “crashes” my computer until I used Firefox to block scripts and plugins. Wonder what that’s about? I observe the overfilled “park and rides” and bus lots in Rockland County and think, with all the traffic, this, with light surface rail, express bus, and even foot-travel over the river, a welcomed idea. Then onto a monorail to Albany!

CBS New York .com

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07/20/2011 at 9:01 pm

New York State Museum Archaeology Programs Targeted

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I have recently learned that the New York State Education Department and the New York State Museum are effectively gutting their century plus old archaeology program. State Archaeologist; curator of archaeology; and the curator of historic archaeology, were all served layoff notices effective in three weeks unless their union negotiates a contract settlement. I have heard that NY State Museum administration was not consulted on the layoff plan nor were they informed until the layoff notices were served.

I am sort of a lurking archaeologist, my BA degree in anthropology as well as doctoral prep, though archaeology providing the wherewithal mostly to pursue higher education and thought to elaborate on some “connections” in the NY State Archaeology program I’ve happened across on which someone else might expand.

In “The NY Times” article “Edmund Carpenter, Restless Scholar, Dies at 88” (July 8, 2011 http://nyti.ms/nC6jW5) he an “…archaeologist and anthropologist who, impatient with traditional boundaries between disciplines, did groundbreaking work in anthropological filmmaking and ethnomusicology and, with his friend Marshall McLuhan, laid the foundations of modern media studies, died on July 1 in Southampton, N.Y. He was 88.”

It also refers: “At 13 he met Arthur C. Parker, a Seneca anthropologist and director of the Rochester Museum and Science Center, who invited him to take part in excavations of prehistoric Iroquoian sites.” Arthur C. Parker (Seneca “snow snake” a North Woods winter game) would become one of New York’s important State Archaeologists, whose records we still use to decide the likelihood of prehistoric and historic resources that require additional protection.

I was quite surprised to learn that Mr. Parker’s sister, “Birdie” Parker also a noted anthropologist of native materials and ethnology was married to “Iron Eyes Cody” the actor who played many native roles in the Hollywood films, and left a lasting impression on keeping America clean by shedding a tear on camera as a public service announcement. In many films (i.e. Crazy Horse in the film “Sitting Bull”) I happened to meet him at a Choctaw Pow-wow in 1979 when he was grieving for his wife, who had just passed on.

It seems a shame that New York’s heritage, which is more often than not connected to the world outside New York, would be jeopardized by what many with many millions today, would see as a small sum of funds used for the greater good, its people.

Not necessarily the views of my employers. – posted to histarch

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07/09/2011 at 8:15 pm

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