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Apparently HIV has an over 100 year trail…

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02/26/2015 at 4:15 am

Posted in Anthropology, forensics

On “A genetic history of leprosy”

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Is there anything therefore to the fact that the North American armadillo can be the only known other carrier of leprosy (Hansen’s disease)? There was recent early evidence thought in an early tomb in Israel from 2000 years ago. It’s thought as many as 40 million armadillos were around back then. Could it be the original trans-species disease?  Scientific American: The Scicurious Brain

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06/14/2013 at 2:47 pm

DiscoveryNews: Jars Hint at Amelia Earhart as Castaway: Photos

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I read online this creme was confiscated and destroyed (google doc) by the USDA for libelous packaging, in fact containing near 12% mercury. May 15, 1912 and ordered destroyed by the marshal. Perhaps however, the "retro" looking bottle was produced by the Owens Corning glass company for some pharmaceutical business that then produced another mixture, i.e., one that the FDA wouldn’t be concerned with, which ended up in Amelia Earhart’s "kit".  DiscoveryNews

Dear brother and sister:

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I haven’t actually joined ancestry.com but have had to use it and other sources for work I’ve done with Nancy particularly in the parts of three blocks in the "Bowery" named after Peter Stuyvesant’s Farm or in Dutch "bouwerie". I was just watching the horror film "The Descendant" (AKA:Bleeders) filmed on Grand Manan Island, it’s first and last known as "Hemoglobin" in the title and end credits, starring Rutger Hauer. I rented it from Amazon online then watch it through FIOS through the less than $100 Roku box when I want. Anyway I had been talking to Mom and called her up to say that whatever you might want to argue over "The Holland Society" in New York City has the family name "Myers" listed as part of the early settlers in New Amsterdam. The Holland Ave. I live on has nothing to do with that, named after a person, between two other persons "Hunt" and "Rhinelander".

I just jumped back over to ancestry.com, to see what I might have left there and they teased me with this document enclosed belonging to Lawrence George Urquhart, Mom’s dad from Grand Manan. It apparently has him signing up for WWI in Montreal, Quebec, which by the way most of the film was made there also, post-production and the staff, some Grand Mananers of course helped with the film, as noted in the credits as well as the "Production dog Shakespeare". I sometimes worried he may have been the youngest in it, apparently not though still somewhere between 15 and 19, the Canadian authorities have already cited the youngest at 16 and just over 16. However perhaps you can help me make out the date at the bottom?

If I have the time and "doe ray me" I might look further into what is on ancestry.com, which is still expanding, though my colleagues and I usually need more location info, i.e., address info and lots, than they have but seem to be slowly providing by acquiring it. Nothing like trying to figure out everyone that ever lived on a corner in the Bowery and if they were someone famous or so related. "City Directories" some years are like phone books (remember them?) listed by alphabetical names some years (every 10 years in NYC) by addresses. The "wrecking ball" is supposed to be illegal in NYC.

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04/11/2012 at 2:55 pm

Responding to Critics, S.E.C. Defends ‘No Wrongdoing’ Settlements

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I once received an inquiry into my ownership of stocks, in a court case that involved the top brokerage firms who, back in the fractional parts of a $ (1/8, 3/8, 1/4, etc.) were accused of selling "blue chip" stocks among a secret cabal of brokers inside the houses, sales based solely on the "odd or even" number in the fraction of the "blue chip" on certain days on a circulated list. I didn’t own any of the stocks. The court was seeking about 3/4 billion $ in damages and 1/2 billion $ in penalty. Not sure how that turned out. Perhaps why enforcement can be so difficult.

New York Times DealBook FEBRUARY 22, 2012, 5:17 PM LEGAL/REGULATORY

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02/24/2012 at 12:41 pm

Glock Book Chronicles A History Of America’s Gun (PHOTOS)

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America’s gun might be considered the Beretta pistol, as it’s manufactur­ed in Washington­, D.C. The Society for Industrial Archaeolog­y toured its manufactur­ing plant as part of a yearly meeting. It, the Beretta, I thought a good choice for the NYPD the largest in the land, though perhaps "now" rather than "then" when the Glock was selected. The Beretta has interchang­eable calibers, i.e. different size bullets for different situations that might result in less "innocent bystander" injuries and deaths. If a .32 caliber or even .22 used in a subway there would be less chance of ricochet injury and/or penetratio­n and into the innocent or "bullet proof vest" injuries. The other calibers are also available. A sidearm with different interchang­eable barrels is what the modern Glock could/shou­ld also be working on, not plastic weapons undetectab­le to "remote sensing".
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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01/12/2012 at 1:03 am

…Ambivalence Over NYPD Muslim Surveillance

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7 hours ago (5:14 PM)

I watched the testimony of members of Islam to the NYC Council of Public Safety the other morning. They were without passports, that is, born here in Brooklyn mostly. They were concerned that the informants the police using were unreliable, i.e. one they know of, their houses of worship are open to everyone, had been in and out of mental hospitals. They wanted to be contacted, their organizations would cooperate and did not like reports of informants inflaming others. They also cited incidents of cab drivers being asked about their origin and where they worshiped, not your usual traffic stop. There seemed to me a need for more cooperation with those who are here. Worldwide mass communication was cited for some of the fears on behalf of Public Safety. There should be some community review process if there is none, in my opinion. Huffington Post link

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11/14/2011 at 12:09 am

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