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Friday, May 31, 2013

COMING SOON!!! June 6 2013

June 6 2013 is just 'round the corner.

What will happen?

Let's take a look back in history- and see what notable events have taken place on June 6... I tellya you will be intrigued by some of the birthdays and events.  Let's remember - this info is of little importance.  This is an exerciseto see if there is a plant - one that may have been planned (many, many, many years ago)to coincide with this date -they'll try to produce maximum energy generation...

You'll need to conduct some due diligence - i am not going to give it to you.  Look these over...

"If you build it, they will come." 

Holidays and +

Christian Feast Day:

Claude the Thaumaturge

Marcellin Champagnat

Norbert of Xanten

June 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

Memorial Day (South Korea)

National Day of Sweden(Sweden)

Queensland Day (Queensland)

Teachers' Day (Bolivia)

Engineer's Day (Argentina)

UN Russian Language Day (United Nations)


Please excuse a bit of chaos - the birthdays got mixed in with the events |||>>> see chaos already!!! - you are bright - I am confident you'll be able to figure it out. (thanks)

1513 – Italian Wars: Battle of Novara. Swiss troops defeat the French under Louis de la Tremoille, forcing the French to abandon Milan. Duke Massimiliano Sforza is restored. Holidays and observances
1523 – Gustav Vasa, the Swedish regent, is elected king of Sweden, marking a symbolic end to the Kalmar Union. This is the Swedish national day.

1586 – Francis Drake's forces raid St. Augustine in Spanish Florida. Christian Feast Day:

1644 – The Qing Dynasty Manchu forces led by the Shunzhi Emperor capture Beijing during the collapse of the Ming Dynasty.
1654 – Queen Christina abdicates the Swedish throne and is succeeded by her cousin Charles X Gustav. The reasons for her abdication are that she wants to become a catholic (which is forbidden in the strictly protestant Sweden) and does not want to marry to produce an heir to the throne.
1674 – Shivaji, founder of the Maratha empire, is crowned.
1683 – The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the world's first university museum. June 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

1752 – A devastating fire destroys one-third of Moscow, including 18,000 homes.
1762 – British forces begin a siege of Havana and temporarily capture the city in the Battle of Havana.
1808 – Napoleon's brother, Joseph Bonaparte, is crowned King of Spain.
1809 – Sweden promulgates a new Constitution, which restores political power to the Riksdag of the Estates after 20 years of Enlightened absolutism. At the same time, Charles XIII is elected to succeed Gustav IV Adolf as King of Sweden.
1813 – War of 1812: Battle of Stoney Creek – A British force of 700 under John Vincent defeats an American force two times its size under William Winder and John Chandler.
1822 – Alexis St. Martin is accidentally shot in the stomach, which leads way to William Beaumont's studies on digestion.
1832 – The June Rebellion of Paris is put down by the National Guard.

1833 – The U.S. President Andrew Jackson becomes the first President to ride on a train.

1844 – The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London.

1857 – Sophia of Nassau marries the future King Oscar II of Sweden–Norway.

1859 – Australia: Queensland is established as a separate colony from New South Wales (Queensland Day).
1862 – American Civil War: Battle of Memphis – Union forces capture Memphis, Tennessee, from the Confederates.
1882 – More than 100,000 inhabitants of Bombay are killed as a cyclone in the Arabian Sea pushes huge waves into the harbour. 1959 – David Schultz, American wrestler (d. 1996)

1882 – The Shewan forces of Menelik II of Ethiopia defeat the Gojjame army in the Battle of Embabo. The Shewans capture Negus Tekle Haymanot of Gojjam, and their victory leads to a Shewan hegemony over the territories south of the Abay River. 1959 – Georgios Voulgarakis, Greek politician

1889 – The Great Seattle fire destroys the entirety of downtown Seattle, Washington. 1960 – Lola Forner, Spanish actress

1892 – Chicago 'L' begins operation 1960 – Jozef Pribilinec, Slovak athlete

1894 – Governor Davis H. Waite orders the Colorado state militia to protect and support the miners engaged in the Cripple Creek miners' strike. 1960 – Steve Vai, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (Alcatrazz)

1909 – French troops capture Abéché (in modern-day Chad) and install a puppet sultan in the Ouaddai Empire. 1961 – Tom Araya, Chilean-American singer-songwriter and bassist (Slayer)

1912 – The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins. It is the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century. 1961 – Bill Bates, American football player

1918 – World War I: Battle of Belleau Wood – The U.S. Marine Corps suffers its worst single day's casualties while attempting to recapture the wood at Chateau-Thierry. 1961 – Nir Brand, Israeli conductor and composer

1919 – The Republic of Prekmurje ends. 1963 – Eric Cantor, American politician

1921 – The Southwark Bridge in London is opened for traffic by King George V and Queen Mary. 1963 – Bernard Drainville, Canadian journalist, television host and politician

1932 – The Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted, creating the first gas tax in the United States, at a rate of 1 cent per US gallon (1/4 ¢/L) sold. 1963 – Wolfgang Drechsler, German scientist

1933 – The first drive-in theater opens, in Camden, New Jersey, United States. 1963 – Jason Isaacs, English actor

1934 – New Deal: the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Securities Act of 1933 into law, establishing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. 1964 – Jay Bentley, American singer and bassist (Bad Religion)

1939 – Judge Joseph Force Crater, known as the "Missingest Man in New York", is declared legally dead. 1965 – Cam Neely, Canadian ice hockey player

1942 – World War II: Battle of Midway. U.S. Navy dive bombers sink the Japanese cruiser Mikuma and four Japanese carriers. 1966 – Tony Yeboah, Ghanaian footballer

1944 – World War II: the Battle of Normandy begins. D-Day, code named Operation Overlord, commences with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France. The allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history.
1946 – The National Basketball Association is created, with eleven original teams. 1967 – Max Casella, American actor

1964 – Under a temporary order, the rocket launches at Cuxhaven, Germany, are terminated, though they never resume.
1971 – Soyuz program: Soyuz 11 launches.
1971 – A midair collision between a Hughes Airwest Douglas DC-9 jetliner and a United States Marine Corps McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II jet fighter near Duarte, California, claims 50 lives.
1971 – Vietnam War: the Battle of Long Khanh between Australian and Vietnamese communist forces begins.
1974 – A new Instrument of Government is promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy.
1981 – Bihar train disaster: a passenger train travelling between Mansi and Saharsa, India, jumps the tracks at a bridge crossing the Bagmati river. The government places the official death toll at 268 plus another 300 missing; however, it is generally believed that the actual figure is closer to 1,000 killed.
1982 – The 1982 Lebanon War begins. Forces under the Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon invade southern Lebanon in their "Operation Peace for the Galilee", eventually reaching as far north as the capital Beirut.
1984 – Tetris, one of the best-selling video games of all time, is released.
1985 – The grave of "Wolfgang Gerhard" is exhumed in Embu, Brazil; the remains found are later proven to be those of Josef Mengele, Auschwitz's "Angel of Death". Mengele is thought to have drowned while swimming in February 1979. 1970 – James Shaffer, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (Korn, Fear and the Nervous System, and L.A.P.D.)

1993 – Mongolia holds its first direct presidential elections.
2002 – Eastern Mediterranean Event. A near-Earth asteroid estimated at 10 meters in diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. The resulting explosion is estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.
2004 – Tamil is established as a Classical language by the President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, in a joint sitting of the two houses of the Indian Parliament.
2005 – The United States Supreme Court upholds a federal law banning cannabis, including medical marijuana, in Gonzales v. Raich.
2008 – The Comcast Center officially opens, making it the tallest building in Philadelphia.
2012 – The Al-Qubeir massacre occurred in a village near Hama, Syria, killing 78 people.


1966 – Sean Yseult, American musician (White Zombie and The Cramps)

1974 – Uncle Kracker, American singer-songwriter
1972 – Natalie Morales, American journalist

1967 – Paul Giamatti, American actor

1970 – Anthony Norris, American wrestler

1973 – Patrick Rothfuss, American fantasy author

1974 – Danny Strong, American actor

1975 – Cheer Chen, Taiwanese singer-songwriter and musician
1972 – Cristina Scabbia, Italian singer-songwriter (Lacuna Coil)

1973 – Kat Swift, American politician

1975 – Nina Kaczorowski, American actress
1959 – Colin Quinn, American comedian and writer

1236 – Wen Tianxiang, Chinese scholar and general (d. 1283) 1975 – Staci Keanan, American actress
1296 – Władysław of Legnica (d. 1352) 1975 – Niklas Sundström, Swedish ice hockey player

1436 – Regiomontanus, German mathematician, astronomer, and bishop (d. 1476) 1976 – Akido, Canadian musician and composer

1502 – John III of Portugal (d. 1557) 1976 – Z-Ro, American rapper and producer (Screwed Up Click and ABN)

1519 – Andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher and botanist (d. 1603) 1976 – Emilie-Claire Barlow, Canadian singer and actress

1542 – Richard Grenville, English soldier and explorer (d. 1591) 1976 – Jonathan Nolan, English-American author, screenwriter, and producer

1576 – Giovanni Diodati, Swiss clergyman (d. 1649) 1976 – Geoff Rowley, English skateboarder

1580 – Godefroy Wendelin, Flemish astronomer (d. 1667) 1977 – David Connolly, Irish footballer

1599 – Diego Velázquez, Spanish painter (d. 1660) 1977 – Bryn Williams, Welsh chef

1606 – Pierre Corneille, French dramatist (d. 1684) 1978 – Carl Barât, English singer, guitarist, actor, and author (The Libertines, Dirty Pretty Things, and The Chavs)

1622 – Claude-Jean Allouez, French missionary and explorer (d. 1689) 1978 – Judith Barsi, American actress (d. 1988)

1661 – Giacomo Antonio Perti, Italian composer (d. 1756) 1978 – Joy Enriquez, American singer and actress

1699 – Johann Georg Estor, German theorist and historian (d. 1773) 1978 – Mariana Popova, Bulgarian singer

1714 – Joseph I of Portugal (d. 1777) 1978 – Andrew Reynolds, American skateboarder

1735 – Anton Schweitzer, German composer (d. 1787) 1980 – Matt Belisle, American baseball player

1755 – Nathan Hale, American writer and soldier (d. 1776) 1980 – Peter Mosely, American bass player (Yellowcard and Inspection 12)

1756 – John Trumbull, American painter (d. 1843) 1981 – Philip McGinley, English actor

1772 – Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily (d. 1807) 1981 – Johnny Pacar, American actor

1799 – Alexander Pushkin, Russian poet (d. 1837) 1983 – Gemma Bissix, English actress

1807 – Thieu Tri, Vietnamese emperor (d. 1847) 1983 – Gianna Michaels, American porn actress

1810 – Friedrich Wilhelm Schneidewin, German scholar (d. 1856) 1983 – Joe Rokocoko, Fijian rugby player

1829 – Honinbo Shusaku, Japanese Go player (d. 1862) 1983 – Michael Krohn-Dehli, Danish footballer

1841 – Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish novelist (d. 1910) 1984 – Noor Sabri, Iraqi footballer

1844 – Konstantin Savitsky, Russian painter (d. 1905) 1984 – Shannon Stewart, American model

1850 – Karl Ferdinand Braun, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1918) 1984 – Jason Trusnik, American football player

1857 – Aleksandr Lyapunov, Russian mathematician (d. 1918) 1985 – Chris Henry, American football player

1862 – Henry John Newbolt, English author (d. 1938) 1985 – Sebastian Larsson, Swedish footballer

1867 – David T. Abercrombie, American businessman, founder of Abercrombie & Fitch (d. 1931) 1985 – Drew McIntyre, Scottish wrestler

1868 – Robert Falcon Scott, English navy officer and explorer (d. 1912) 1986 – Justin Allgaier, American race car driver

1872 – Alexandra of Hesse (d. 1918) 1986 – Bhavana Balachandran, Indian actress

1875 – Thomas Mann, German writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955) 1986 – Leslie Carter, American singer (d. 2012)

1878 – Vincent de Moro-Giafferi, French attorney (d. 1956) 1986 – Randy Gardner, American guitar player

1890 – Ted Lewis, American singer, musician, and bandleader (d. 1971) 1986 – Kim Hyun-joong, Korean singer, dancer, and actor (SS501)

1891 – Masti Venkatesha Iyengar, Karnatakaian poet and playwright (d. 1986) 1987 – Kyle Falconer, Scottish singer and musician (The View)

1892 – Donald F. Duncan, Sr., American toy maker and businessman, founder of the Duncan Toys Company (d. 1971) 1987 – Daniel Logan, New Zealand actor

1896 – Henry Allingham, English soldier and super-centenarian (d. 2009) 1987 – Rubin Okotie, Austrian footballer

1896 – Italo Balbo, Italian political leader and marshal (d. 1940) 1988 – Maria Alyokhina, Russian singer and activist (Pussy Riot)

1898 – Ninette de Valois, Irish-English dancer, choreographer, and director (d. 2001) 1988 – Israel Dagg, New Zealand rugby player

1898 – Walter Abel, American actor (d. 1987) 1988 – Gideon Glick, American actor

1900 – Manfred Sakel, Polish psychiatrist (d. 1957) 1989 – Monice, Bosnian-Austrian singer and author

1901 – Jan Struther, English writer (d. 1953) 1989 – Paula Brancati, Canadian actress

1901 – Sukarno, Indonesian politician, 1st President of Indonesia (d. 1970) 1990 – Vid Belec, Slovenian footballer

1902 – Jimmie Lunceford, American saxophonist and bandleader (d. 1947) 1990 – Zach Booher, American singer-songwriter and musician (While We're Up) (d. 2012)

1903 – Aram Khachaturian, Russian-Armenian composer (d. 1978) 1990 – Ashleigh Chisholm, Australian actress

1906 – Max August Zorn, German mathematician (d. 1993) 1990 – Ryan Higa, a Japanese American YouTube celebrity, actor, comedian, and producer.

1907 – Bill Dickey, American baseball player (d. 1993) 1990 – Mike G, American rapper (OFWGKTA)

1909 – Isaiah Berlin, British political philosopher and historian (d. 1997) 1990 – Gavin Hoyte, English footballer

1913 – Carlo L. Golino, American scholar (d. 1991) 1990 – Raisa Andriana, Indonesian singer

1914 – H. Adams Carter, American mountaineer and educator (d. 1995) 1991 – Son Dong-woon, Korean singer and dancer (Beast)

1915 – Vincent Persichetti, American composer and pianist (d. 1987) 1991 – Mary Ann Springer, American actress

1916 – Hamani Diori, Nigerien politician, 1st President of Niger (d. 1989) 1992 – Kim Hyun-a, Korean singer, dancer, and model (4minute and Wonder Girls)

1917 – Kirk Kerkorian, American businessman, founder of the Tracinda Corporation 1992 – Megumi Murakami, Japanese singer and actress (Cute and ZYX)

1918 – Edwin G. Krebs, American biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)

1919 – Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington, English politician, 6th Secretary General of NATO Deaths
1923 – V. C. Andrews, American author (d. 1986)

1923 – Jean Pouliot, Canadian broadcasting pioneer (d. 2004) 1134 – Norbert of Xanten Holy Roman priest, saint, and founder of the Premonstratensian order of Canons Regular (b. 1060)

1925 – Hideji Ōtaki, Japanese actor (d. 2012) 1393 – Emperor Go-En'yū of Japan (b. 1359)

1926 – Torsten Andersson, Swedish painter (d. 2009) 1480 – Vecchietta, Italian artist and architect (b. 1412)

1926 – Klaus Tennstedt, German conductor (d. 1998) 1548 – João de Castro, Portuguese noble and explorer (b. 1500)

1929 – Sunil Dutt, Indian actor and politician (d. 2005) 1563 – Ikeda Nagamasa, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1519)

1932 – Anne Claire Poirier, Canadian film producer, director and screenwriter 1583 – Nakagawa Kiyohide, Japanese warlord (b. 1556)

1932 – David Scott, American astronaut 1730 – Alain Emmanuel de Coëtlogon, French marshal (b. 1646)

1932 – Billie Whitelaw, English actress 1740 – Alexander Spotswood, English-American lieutenant and politician, Governor of Virginia (b. 1676)

1933 – Eli Broad, American businessman and philanthropist 1784 – Joan van der Capellen tot den Pol, Dutch politician (b. 1741)

1933 – Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist, Nobel Prize laureate 1799 – Patrick Henry, American attorney, planter, and politician, Governor of Virginia (b. 1736)

1934 – Albert II of Belgium 1813 – Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart, French architect (b. 1739)

1934 – Roy Innis, American civil rights activist 1832 – Jeremy Bentham, English philosopher (b. 1748)

1936 – Levi Stubbs, American singer and actor (The Four Tops) (d. 2008) 1840 – Marcellin Champagnat, French priest and saint, founder of the Marist Brothers (b. 1789)

1936 – A. Venkatesh Naik, Indian politician 1843 – Friedrich Hölderlin, German poet and dramatist (b. 1770)

1938 – Prince Luiz of Orléans-Braganza 1861 – Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour, Italian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1810)

1939 – Louis Andriessen, Dutch composer and pianist 1862 – Turner Ashby, American confederate commander (b. 1828)

1939 – Gary U.S. Bonds, American singer-songwriter 1865 – William Quantrill, American confederate general (b. 1837)

1939 – Marian Wright Edelman, American activist, founder of the Children's Defense Fund 1878 – Robert Stirling, Scottish clergyman and inventor, inventor of the stirling engine (b. 1790)

1939 – Eddie Giacomin, Canadian ice hockey player 1881 – Henri Vieuxtemps, Belgian composer (b. 1820)

1939 – Lawrence Stephen, Nauruan politician (d. 2006) 1891 – John A. Macdonald, Canadian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1815)

1940 – Larry Lujack, American disc jockey 1916 – Yuan Shikai, Chinese military officer and politician (b. 1859)

1940 – Willie John McBride, Irish rugby player 1922 – Lillian Russell, American actress (b. 1860)

1941 – Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-American journalist (d. 2012) 1924 – William Pirrie, 1st Viscount Pirrie, Irish shipbuilder and businessman (b. 1847)

1943 – José de Jesús Gudiño Pelayo, Mexican jurist 1934 – Julije Kempf, Croatian historian and writer (b. 1864)

1943 – Ken Hatfield, American football player and coach 1935 – Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, English army officer, 12th Governor-General of Canada (b. 1862)

1943 – Jean-Claude Lord, Canadian film director and screenwriter 1941 – Louis Chevrolet, Swiss-American race car driver and businessman, founder of Chevrolet and Frontenac Motor Corporation (b. 1878)

1943 – Richard Smalley, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005) 1943 – Pandelis Pouliopoulos, Greek communist (b. 1900)

1944 – Monty Alexander, Jamaican pianist (Clue J & His Blues Blasters) 1946 – Gerhart Hauptmann, German dramatist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)

1944 – Edgar Froese, German musician and songwriter (Tangerine Dream) 1947 – James Agate, English author and critic (b. 1877)

1944 – David Penhaligon, English politician (d. 1986) 1948 – Louis Lumière, French director, writer, and producer (b. 1864)

1944 – Phillip Allen Sharp, American scientist, Nobel Prize laureate 1951 – Olive Tell, American actress (b. 1894)

1944 – Tommie Smith, American athlete 1954 – Fritz Kasparek, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1910)

1945 – David E. Bonior, American politician 1954 – Alan Turing, English mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist. (b. 1912)

1945 – David Dukes, American actor (d. 2000) 1955 – Max Meldrum, Scottish painter (b. 1875)

1945 – Arthur Shawcross, American serial killer (d. 2008) 1961 – Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist (b. 1875)

1946 – Tony Levin, American singer-songwriter and bassist (King Crimson, Liquid Tension Experiment, and Bruford Levin Upper Extremities) 1961 – Ioannis Theotokis, Greek politician, 146th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1880)

1947 – David Blunkett, English politician 1962 – Yves Klein, French artist (b. 1928)

1947 – Robert Englund, American actor 1968 – Robert F. Kennedy, American politician, 64th United States Attorney General (b. 1925)

1947 – Ada Kok, Dutch swimmer 1968 – Randolph Churchill, English journalist and politician, son of Winston Churchill (b. 1911)

1948 – Richard Sinclair, English singer and musician (Caravan, The Wilde Flowers, Camel, and Hatfield and the North) 1975 – Larry Blyden, American actor (b. 1925)

1949 – Ioannis Matzourakis, Greek footballer and manager 1976 – J. Paul Getty, American industrialist, founded the Getty Oil Company (b. 1892)

1949 – Holly Near, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress 1976 – Victor Varconi, Hungarian actor (b. 1891)

1950 – Chantal Akerman, Belgian director 1979 – Jack Haley, American actor (b. 1898)

1950 – John Wardley, British theme park innovator 1981 – Carleton S. Coon, American anthropologist (b. 1904)

1951 – Marietta Giannakou, Greek politician 1982 – Kenneth Rexroth, American poet (b. 1905)

1951 – Noritake Takahara, Japanese race car driver 1983 – Hans Leip, German novelist, poet, lyricist and playwright (b. 1893)

1951 – Dwight Twilley, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer 1984 – A. Bertram Chandler, Australian author (b. 1912)

1952 – Yukihiro Takahashi, Japanese singer, drummer, producer, and actor (Yellow Magic Orchestra, Sadistic Mika Band, and Sketch Show) 1991 – Stan Getz, American saxophonist (b. 1927)

1952 – Harvey Fierstein, American actor 1992 – Larry Riley, American actor (b. 1952)

1952 – Jean Hamel, Canadian ice hockey player 1994 – Mark McManus, Scottish actor (b. 1935)

1953 – Dimitris Avramopoulos, Greek politician 1994 – Barry Sullivan, American actor (b. 1912)

1953 – June Yamagishi, Japanese-American guitarist (Papa Grows Funk and The Wild Magnolias) 1995 – Savely Kramarov, Soviet-American actor (b. 1934)

1954 – Cynthia Rylant, American author 1996 – George Davis Snell, American geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)

1954 – Władysław Żmuda, Polish footballer 1999 – Anne Haddy, Australian actress (b. 1930)

1955 – Sandra Bernhard, American actress and singer 2000 – Frédéric Dard, French writer (b. 1921)

1956 – Björn Borg, Swedish tennis player 2002 – Robbin Crosby, American guitarist and songwriter (Ratt) (b. 1959)

1956 – Bubbi Morthens, Icelandic singer-songwriter and musician (Utangarðsmenn and Egó) 2003 – Ken Grimwood, American writer (b. 1944)

1957 – Fred Arbinger, German footballer 2003 – Dave Rowberry, English singer-songwriter and pianist (The Animals) (b. 1940)

1957 – Mike Gatting, English cricketer 2005 – Anne Bancroft, American actress (b. 1931)

1957 – Christian Rach, German chef 2005 – Dana Elcar, American actor (b. 1927)

1958 – Danny Webb, English actor 2006 – Billy Preston, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor (b. 1946)

1959 – Jimmy Jam, American musician, songwriter, and producer (The Time) 2006 – Hilton Ruiz, Puerto Rican pianist (b. 1952)

1959 – Josie Lawrence, English comedian and actress 2006 – Arnold Newman, American photographer (b. 1918)

2006 – Camille Sandorfy, Canadian quantum chemist (b. 1920)

2009 – Jean Dausset, French immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)

2009 – Mary Howard de Liagre, American actress (b. 1913)

2009 – Jim Owens, American football player and coach (b. 1927)

2010 – Marvin Isley, American singer-songwriter, bassist, and composer (The Isley Brothers and Isley-Jasper-Isley) (b. 1953)

2012 – Vladimir Krutov, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1960)

2012 – Nemanja Nešić, Serbian rower (b. 1988)

2012 – Cotton Owens, American race car driver (b. 1924)

2012 – Manuel Preciado Rebolledo, Spanish footballer and coach (b. 1957)

2012 – Agostinho José Sartori, Brazilian bishop (b. 1929)

2012 – Prince Tomohito of Mikasa (b. 1946)

2012 – Mykola Volosyanko, Ukrainian footballer and manager (b. 1972)

2012 – Li Wangyang, Chinese activist (b. 1950)

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Completion Date Announced: LADY OF THE LAKE

The Lady Of The Lake tells the story behind the curse of Lake Ronkonkoma.  Many people die... and now we will know why.

Well, the long anticipated horror/comedy novella about the curse of Long Island's Lake Ronkonkoma is about to be unleashed.  The author has stated he will be wrapping up the story this summer... and it is sure to please... those who are hard to please.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

SAFE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT= Dividends and Best Performers; '13

Each year, MCD has increased its quarterly dividend. 2009 ($.50), 2010 ($.55 to $0.61), 2011/12/13 ($0.61 to $0.70)

Since January, McDonlds and UPS have doubled in price.

Let's have a look at the dividend ["d"] payments for each, since 1-1-13 ( or near):

McDonalds pays dFEB, MAY, AUG, NOV

11-29-12 Dividend Payment of $0.77 per share
02-27-13    ''  $0.77 per share
05-29-13 upcoming...

Let's hypothetically state that investor "jaguar-panda" owns 25 shares of MCD.  If we assume MCD will make their end of May dividend- then here's a look at the dividend return/yield:  $38.50 in cash dividends.

UPS, quarterly, has paid the follwing d:  2008/2009:  $0.45, 2010: $0.47, 2011: $0.52, 2012: $0.57, 2013: $0.62

UPS pays d: FEB, MAY, AUG, NOV.

How is our friend jaguar-panda - if he also owns 25 shares of UPS since 1-1-3 = $11.50 in FEB and $11.50 in May; or $23.00 in cash. [In the U.S., d are taxed at the tax rate of the indy].

Facts: MCD and UPS met the requirements of their d policy AND each stock has doubled in price since 1-1-13 (a px return of 100%).


U.S. indices are peaking. The story is holding true - About 280 companies in the US control 85% of the wealth. This is what the pyramid is all about - they like to ( only if they are wealthy) remind everyone that a small group is rich and everyone else is not. Would you not do the same? Would you not expose your greatness?

Anyway, Wendy's is trading at about 6 bucks. The fundamental lesson here is that - even though it is a good investment, you need to be careful when considering MCD or UPS. Why? I mean, for me, I don't care - I would buy the stock because I think they are killing it ( slang for doing well).

The prudent approach involves not buying stocks when they are near highs - I know IBD - the paper - suggests that a new high is a break-out. Well, if your stock doubles in 6 months - there are two reasons ( and selling it or taking half off the table is a good play) But back to the point - here are possible reasons why a stock doubles in price (excluding the horrific influence that analyst have on effecting the px movement of a stock, which historically has been evidenced that it is difficult to keep a chinese wall between investment banking and research - after all if a company goes to Morgan Stanley to retain them in a potential new offering of capital- best or preferred, etc, they are going in with the hope that , as a customer of MS's , they will have the support of the organization, which includes analysts ( this is why independent research shops like vickers and argus are so great - they can fly free an not have to worry about... :

1. Company's net income (year over year, yoy) has grown at a percentage rate ten points higher than average. Remember, it does not matter how much revenue a company brings in... what matters is the % growth yoy ( costs fixed).

2. There is a lot of big money out there... and they need to put it somewhere.

Remember, you can earn twice as much from stock dividends (if the stock, on an annual basis does not decline in price) than you can earn on CD from a bank or a treasury note - at current rates.

CONCLUSION: If you are looking at investing in MCD or UPS, two names that have doubled in price over the past six months, you need to consider the following: What goes up, must come down, and another adage: buy low, sell high. Also, if you have a long term time horizon, and your plan is to buy the names you like, with a holding period at or greater than one year, then that is different from a trade that has a goal of being closed out after a two point gain. Also, be aware that there will be money managers who think that stocks exhibiting a 100% gain in price over 6 months are goo targets to short.

CONCLUSION II: Be careful out there, paper trading is a good practice. Remember the dividend.

Conclusion III: Be safe and read alot.


Saturday, May 25, 2013

JODY ARIAS LIVES !!!! Y 1 i ? Judge Sherry Stephens Jody Arias Mistrial Travis Alexander Throat and a territorial tax system - plus JODY LIVES!

Amanda Bynes - File Photo used on Internet Ms. Bynes' arrest on 5/24/13.

Wes Memphis Three -  Wrongful DP ( death penalty ) victim, Damien Nichiols - for some DP ( as in dip shick, sorta) reason has a photo shoot ( ok, maybe it was for the book - I am sure ) and during it he pulls this one eye special (OES).


Before we jump into the two photos I've introduced above, let's track what is happeneing in Maricopa County, Arizona.  Wow - JODY LIVES!  The Jury ( eight men, four woman) were able to agree that Jody knocked off her ex-boyfriend, with pre-mediatation, employing gas cans to eleminate the need for record production at fueling stations.  So, next they go to the PP (penalty phase) where both sides tell their tales to try and convince this jury of their desires.  I found this to be a weak, diluted effort  - especially the prosecutor's, (Kermit the Frog (a/k/a John Marty, Juan Martinez, GOV) take.  Rather than being innovatiuve and taking a unique, creative appraoch in the PP phase - where he could have exposed how nasty Jody was in killing Travis at a time when he was most vulnerable... in the shower.  He could have raised the point thatr Jody Arias has mental images of visualizing how Travis died, how he suffured, how he screamed, and croa*ed, and she saw the blood spray... saw it flow... she heard the arteries tear and rip as she slit his throat like a cow.  Jody walks the earth as an indivdiual who has gained this (terrible, hazardous) experience under he belt.  WHen she looks at people... and engages in conmversation with people - she does so with the knowledge of each and every private moment that took place whithin that master bath.  This is not right... and an individual who has done this - really needs to meet their new best friend -   - the Electric Chair.  So Kermit dropped the  ball, and all he did was tell the same story about the same thing he has said in closing.  So he was lazy.  He did not even have notes during the closing.  No visual aids!!!  EVen though the foreman sounded halfway intelligent on Good Morning America (using big words like ambiguous), you have to use visual aids when working with a jury ( witrh the hope of winning) in the United States courts system.  Like Baez did so well in defending baby killer Casey Anthony,

While the popular version will be that there may have been a man or two smitten with Jody (even though she did not puit on a sexy face - but more of a "book-worm" look(to use another's term, which would suppress sexy sensations.  However, I feel it had been a few woman who could not "be a man": and pull the trigger to electrocute this bitch.  Hey, I think she is exy - I think she is hot - I love brown eyes- and I like the raw beauty of her teeth.

The good news here, folks, is that while there were a few hold-outs who could not DP her- on the flip-side , there were a few men whoi would not submit - and decided not to give her life in prison whithout parrole... it was a battle in that jury room.

"OK, so you won't join us, and agree with us... that she should be electrocuted until her three wonder holes leak smoke, well, then, we are noty going to fucking take out the play-dough and let you turn this into a life sentence.  She deserved death - and as convicted (no pun) as you are in not green-lighting a dp - so are we with the option of not kiling her for what she did to this clueless guy, whoi whould have seen it coming," a hypotheitcal juror may have said back in that jury room.

So now - a new, unbiased, uninformed ( and with that comes awkward, and odd people) will be picked and will listen to the statements again.  I just hope Martinze uses visual aids.

The Impressive Tact of Judge Sherry Stephens

The most stirring moment of the day came when Judge Sherry Stephens paused, to gain her composure in order to offer a fluid statement of thanks and congrats to the jury.  She could not fully offer her relief and pleasure with their work.  Judge Stephens has been extremely fair during this triual.  She has put up with Jody manipulating her defense.  Jody portrays two different people during trial.  There;s the JA who tugs at her attorney;s shoulders and leans over to snap her fingers and grab their attention - then there is the JA who exists once the jury enters the court room.  Stephens has been able to monitor this behavior- and she can tell that JA is a sick puppy who kills people when she wants to.  I am sure JA has ffered up some dirty glances toward Judge Stephgens all throughout this trial.

Judge Stephens represented the views and perceptions of the entire world when she paused at that moment in her address to the jury.  It is diffuclt to understand how they could arrive at agreement at first degree murder - which carries the death pentalty - and at the same time strruggle to agree on either life without parole or the dp. 

Judge Sherry Stephens is a trooper and she knows that this case will most likely go to what can adequately be defined as a neutral arena, a neutral town... and that this is now another judge's case.

"Jody lives, " Stephens may have whispered to herself. 

Y 1 i  ?

It is certainly strange.  In Valkyrie, Tom Cruise's character wears an eye patch.  In The Blood Of Heroes, Rutger Hauer loses an eye and wears a patch.  In the Pirates of The Carribbean series, Ragetti has one real eye, and a wooden eye. 

Thor:  Anthony Hopkins' Odin has one eye

Blade Runner:  The female server at the street shop has eye patch.

KILL BILL 1+2: Daryl Hannah ; Elle Driver has one eye.

No longer just an association with pirates, the one eye theme dominates film.

Paul:  Kristen Wiigs's character has a blind eye and the alien remedies it.

Avengers:  Nick Fury wears a patch.

Waterworld:  Dennis Hopper has one eye.

Escape From New York:  Snake PLissken sports a patch.

Sure, I can agree that a villain offers up more mystery and darkness when he or she sports one eye.

Things are a bit more complicated.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

"Beer League" and Artie Lange Deserve Recognition.

It's s shame to think Artie Lange has had trouble with... issues.  This film is well-written - and a real laugh fest - one you can't really find anymore.  With a 9.0001 - the film scores high, and I suggest everyone echeck it out.  Hilarious!  That is, if your from New York.  The line about Manganelli being a cowboys fan when they live 15 mins from Giant stadium is great.

The film is littered with hilarious lines.  "He punched the DJ in the face when he wouldn;t play "Rock Me, Amadeus,": sounds like something I have done, or at least have come close to.    Sebastiono and Lange are credited as writers - and they did a great job.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Why The Stock Market Will Not Tumble or Crash - Plus Why the Historical Charts on The DJIA, COMP and SPX must be thrown out.

The dividend market has expanded and changed the landscape of investing... forever.
It will go on forever, I bet.  People, even analysts who work within the financial industry ( okay, definitely sales persons, but maybe an analyst or two) seem to miss the fundamental change that has taken place in the equity market.

There is a major difference between the stock market that lived in 2000...2005...2008.  Our current stock market has evolved and can no longer be interpreted through technical analysis.

One word serves as the reason for this fact: dividends.

Across all industries and market sectors, publicly traded companies have been establishing, if not increasing dividend payouts to shareholders.  With domestic interest rates near zero, dividends, on an annual basis, can offer an investor a one year holding period return of 5% -sometimes less, sometimes more.  Now, price movement will impact the return, but the presence of the dividend will strengthen the case for being long any name, at any time.

If a dividend intensive portfolio is constructed, an investor can realize attractive returns. 

The difference this has concerns ownership. An investor or money manager will think twice about trimming a position or selling it all when they factor in the fixed return the dividend yield offers.  Without a dividend, selling stock become an easy task - there isn't much more to consider.

This Dividend Program Expansion within U.S stock market has achieved an important accomplishment.

We see it with tech names - the companies that were not expected to pay dividends because the excess cash would be required to be applied to research and development...these days are over.  All big tech and small tech names are employing dividend payment plans for their stockholders.  Even Biotechnology names are getting with the program - what better way to lure equity capital than by dishing out a healthy piece of dividend pie.

Then we have the companies like PG, WMT, C, all the big names that during the nineties paid out $0.65 - $0.90 annually to investors... now have created an investment setting for a shareholder to earn $3.50 to $5 per share - per year (paid quarterly for all of you in academia).  IN perecentage terms, the equity market has now established itself as a must for any portfolio.  Why keep any of your assets in cash when you can buy a stock that has a 6% dividend yield... and a beta of 0.5?  An inelastic stock will minimize your risk and reduce the standard deviation linked to that dividend yield.

So get out there, buy some stock!!

The next time you hear anyone mention "oh, we are going to crash," or "we are due for a correction," remind them that times have changed... and so have 52-week high levels (recently) evidencing this quite explicitly.


Monday, May 13, 2013

Here is Jody Arias Death Penalty DODGE plan - She is a little Mastermind - Check this out!

This is the pice of JA dragging the victim.  Her foot is in this shot - the other foot must be stepping on the camera, to force this picture to have been snapped.  JA wiped out the pics, delted the memory and even threw the fucking camrea in for a super-load mega-wash- with fabric softener... to make this go away.

Wow - this girl is smart!

Check it - So Jody had set-up an interview with a male reporter (obvi, she prefers males ;-) in AZ so she could do - again - something that has never been done before.  SO  she takes this interview, and the reporter (who wears an black and white striped tie, cough (smile) asks some good questions.  Jody  does a great job in responding in a most calculating, and precise manner.

Here is the question I think derserves analysis.  We know that Jody is aware that most people dislike her.  She knew going into the jury's decision that whatever they decide... first, second, nont-guilty, etc, will represent a confirmation on what their concrete feelings toward her are.  If they green-light a first degree - JOdy knows that it confirms that they HATE HER.  So she comes up with this...

Quesiton:  Do you have a preference?  Life in prison?  or Death?  What are you looking for?

Jody Arias:  I feel that death is the ULTIMATE FREEDOM for ME.  I prefer death.

So here she is - playing the game.  She wants to live - it is a fact - that most people want to live.  Suiciders get it done before any one has a shot.  Jody had plenty of opportunity to take herself out of the game.  She wants to live - no doubt.

So here she comes - knowing that this jury despises here - HATES here, and feels she is simply a lying whore.  Thus, her plan is to present to them - eveidence - by taking this interview - and setting forth the premise that SHE WANTS TO DIE.  THAT SHE COULD NEVER LIVE OR THINK ABOUT LIVING FOR LIFE IN PRISON.  Here plan involves offering this desire to die - as state's evidence - so that Martinez, who will most definitley take the bait... will play thye tape... and the jury will see that the ultimate way of making jody suffur will be to give her LIFE in prinson.

The interview gives them jody telling the world that her desire is to die.  It is "the ultimate freedom."  Thus, the jury will take the bait... and give her life in prison,,, falling into her trap.

Pretty smart of here, huh>?  I think it is genius.  Will it work>?

None of the news networks - particularly HLN  ( my home-girl nancy grace is great - her passion and abilities are cool to enjoy), are on top of this - or are able to understand this play.

WHo knows, Kermit may ask for death - but - Jody has definitely given herself a great shot - of forcing this jury - that hates her - to demonstrate  - further.. this HATE... and put her behind bars - for life.  Otherwise, if they goive her death - they would be helping her - assisting her in her goals.


What do you think..// ??

Hollywood Secrets : Part 2

Adapted into on of the greatest Christopher Walken films ever.  He gives a perfect performance as "Johnny."  His acting is especially sharp during the scene when the rich man invites himself in and asks for help with his shy son, Chris.  This exhange, between the father and Walken, shows the perfection exhibited by Walken's acting talent.  It is such a joy to watch and observe.

Here are more secrets.  Not that big a deal.  Won't let the cat out, though.  Would never do that - so don;t worry about terminating the author!


1.  Black and White. 

The black and white pattern of either checkerboard or stripes is a MUST for all films.  Every single motion picture ever made HAS to incorporate this color pattern if it is to be released.  It is a symbol of the power, and who is in control.  Whether it is a floor that has the pattern, a sign with it, or a short worn by a character... even a houndstooth jacket, overcoat, you will see the black and white in every motion picture.  It sucks - but this is how it is.  Dates back to the beginning.  Here are some reent films I've watched - and each one has it. Here's where they are:

Seeking a friend for the end of the world (film review /quality rating score: 0.1890)  : Steve Carell's character has an cherboard (black and white kitchen floor- pretty obvious)

Amityville Horror II: The Possession (Score 6.9999): The little kid - is wearing a black and white striped shirt.

Thirty Minutes or Less: (painful to watch, but Dany McBride is funny- score: 5.5522):  The pizza parlor has a checkered sign on the ide nad on the front door and windows.  There is also an all-seeing eye on the street sign where Dwayne and his pal are listening to matchbox 20 and they see the for rent sign on the store.

The Matrix: (7.2999):  Neo and Fishburne are wearing guy (sic) that are black and white. Less obvious.

Bridesmaides( 6.6760):  Wiig is wearing a black and white striped shirt on the airplane - when she gets drunk.  Note - the hot girl was in "Two Hands" with Heath Ledger - an aussie flick filmed in the mid-nineties - if you think she is hot in Bridesmaides or x-men first class - check out "Two Hands" she even sports her ausssie accent - su super sexy.

Over The Top: (10/10)  Hawks is wearing a "New York" shirt before his big match with BUll Hurley (undefeated in 5 years).  It is less obvious. Kudos for not selling out like all the rest.

2.  Pyramid/ Triangle

This is where each film director gets into a contest of "who can be the most creative in positionsing a pyramid, unconventially, into a film."  Whether it is a street corner, or the back of a tv , or the way the film is shot - of say a balcony - bu adjuting the angle of the shot, directors appear to have alot of fun incorpotaing as many pyramids as possible into their films.  You will not, I repeat, you will never encounter a film that does not have a pyramid.  Just the facts of life.  They symbol represents how 5% of the population owns 85 of the wealth.  It is their modu operandi, and important.  Thus, we see them all over.

It is not a big deal - but I find it to be interesting how this has stretched through time - preserved - and applied almost as if it is critical.  Even in "Three Days of The Condor" "Lucifer, or Max Von Sydow's character wears a big long houndstooth overcoat.... and that was filmed in 1975.

So folks, next time you watch a film... keep an eye (no pun intended) out for the trinagle/pyramid requirement... and on the clothing of the characters (paid actors) in the films.  You will see that symbology is rampant, and I guess just a way of payaing homage to their servitude.  If I were tomake a film, I would not include these two items, unless they are necessary.


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Jodi Arias trial - Best Witness and Jury begins its Deliberations Monday - Prediction!!!!

Islanders ROCK Pengiuns in Game 2. Ock comes through and makes Pitt Goalie look like a complete idiot.
(This is an old draft - just putting it out there now.  Jury begins deliberations on Monday. I wonder how long?!?!?!?!?  I say two days = or four hours.  They will most liekly get their shot toegther on day one - then come in tuesday morning - wait an hout, do the fomral "12 angry men" count and tell the bailiff they are ready after two hours.

Here's a look at the most recent day of proceedings - day 9, last week.

As Juan Martinez stated: "The uhhh state rests." which revealed a nervous element within his final comment.  I am impressed by Martinez, he's a one man show and he has to sit next to the detective - who receives, in the state of Arizona, the right so sit at the attorney table.

On the other side we have Jennifer and Kirk (cough).

I think Jody will take the stand.  Some jurors will find TA's involvement, and their partnership, one which he tossed aside, enough for them to rest with Jody.  She could walk here.

I realize that during the death penalty phase, the family members and friends will have say on the record.  It's just too bad the "uhhh" state sould not bring in more character witnesses to whip the cream up nicely. 

I found Joe Columbo to be the most riveting witness so far in this trial.  When he came in the court room, he looked like a gangster holding a cell phone.  As his testimony continued, he represented a highly valuable witness, glasses in tow, and I believe he offered substantial vlaue to the State. Martinez did not let him talk more.
"She wanted soemthing reliable,.  Nothing too flashy, she did not want a red car."

When the care was returned - there were blood stains - and no carpets.
"I noticed Kool-aid stains," he said.


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Sun Gym Gang and Daniel Lugo - plus sex sells.

The film  "Pain and Gain," is derived from a true tale about 'roided up gym guys who black-mail other , richer gym guys, for all their assets. Both protaganists in the film, Dan Lugo and Adrian Doorbal are currently appealing their death sentence in Florida. 

Not sure if you know this, but some prisons in SOUTH FLORIDA ARE LOCATED on the waterfront, or what Floridians call the "riverfront."  So , in some cases, jailed individuals get to reflect upon a mesmerizing, crisp, refreshing, view... all day for the rest of their sentence.

ON with it, it is interesting to note that Daniel Lugo hjad been identified by many who knew him as being one of those rare types - huge - 'roided up, constantly thinking about muscles and sex while also possesing a superior intellect.

The first victim said he could tell "The Boss" had arrived when he heard a guy who sounded a bit like Iron Mike Tyson.

Sex Sells.  Have a look at ONE OF  Dell Computer's product lines - laptops - the XPS line.  I own one - they are great!

Chek out what the logo spells when you look at it upside down or in the mirror: