Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Space's Deepest Secrets

Watching today this now for the first time I am watching Kathryn Thornton about the 11:45 AM point describe the video of her making the first in-orbit repair of The Hubble Telescope I am struck by how similar her comments are to that sleeping dream I had recently.

Her second flight was STS-49. The first Hubble Telescope servicing mission was her 3rd flight STS-61.


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Space's Deepest Secrets (Repeat)

696 SCIHD: Tuesday, January 24 11:00 AM [ 11:00 AM Tuesday 24 January 2017 Pacific Time USA ]

Documentary, Science

The Universe's Greatest Hits

Explorers are risking their careers, and even their lives, to lead humanity to worlds that have never been seen and tackle the mysteries of life itself.

Original Air Date: Apr 26, 2016

- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 12:02 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Monday 23 January 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017


Never hide from you?

Damn those vivid sleeping dreams.

I forget I was sleeping. Seemed so very real.

I had been talking on the phone to somebody. Then I was cleaning a small house I lived in and that I had never seen before in real life. I was cleaning something out of something. Looked like salt, could have been snow. I said something similar to or precisely to: "I had to think for a moment why I was seeing a person in my peripheral vision and then I understood that was a person. I like it."

I don't think that was precisely what I said. The precise dialog has faded. The emotion is still strong though. Probably why I'm making this note.

She said the door was open so she just came inside. I turned and could see the front door to the house. The door probably was unlocked but not open. I didn't care.

- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 6:53 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Monday 23 January 2017




Stargate: The Movie (1994)


[An old woman, carrying a padded folder under her arm walks up the stairs of the lobby looking for something. She is wearing the eye of Ra pendant—she is Catherine in the present day.]

[Catherine spots a sign that reads: "Symposium Ancient Egypt—THE OLD KINGS and THE IVth DYNASTY, Alameda Room, 2-4 pm." Someone can be heard speaking in the room. She heads in that direction.]

...then there are symbols painted everywhere: names, titles of owners, lists of offerings.


[Catherine enters the crowded room. She stands by the doorway, watching the proceedings. Daniel Jackson is giving the lecture.]

Every other architectural structure at the time was covered with detailed hieroglyphics. When is the academic community going to accept the fact the pharoahs of the Fourth Dynasty did not build the great pyramids?

[Many of the audience begin to mutter amongst themselves.]

Look, look—inside the pyramid, the most incredible structure ever erected, there are no writings whatsover. And—

Doctor Jackson, you've left out the fact that Colonel Vyse discovered inscriptions with Khufu's name—


[Daniel nods, raising a finger and starting to write on his blackboard.]

...within the pyramid.

Well, his discovery was a fraud.

[Outraged mutterings come from amongst the audience. Some start to laugh.]

[ Well I hope you can prove it. ]


Basilica della Santa Casa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Basilica della Santa Casa (English: Basilica of the Holy House) is a shrine of Marian pilgrimage in Loreto, Italy. The basilica is known for enshrining the house in which the Blessed Virgin Mary is believed to have lived. Pious devotees believe that the same house was flown over by Angelic beings from Jerusalem to Tersatto then to Recanati before arriving at the current site.

Pope Benedict XV designated the Blessed Virgin Mary under the same title to be Patroness of air passengers and auspicious travel on 24 March 1920.



From 2/13/1616 to 12/23/1790 ( Jean-François Champollion ) is 63866 days

From 12/23/1790 ( Jean-François Champollion ) to 11/2/1965 ( my known birthdate in Antlers Oklahoma as Kerry Burgess ) is 63866 days


SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Title: Galileo's Religion

Authors: Pedersen, O.

Journal: The Galileo affair: A meeting of faith and science, Proceedings of the Cracow Conference, May 24-27, 1984, Citta del Vaticano: Specola Vaticana, 1985, edited by Coyne, G.V., p.75

Bibliographic Code: 1985gamf.conf...75P

page 97

So far we have considered the relations between the authorities of the Church and Galileo in his capacity of a public figure in Italy, as they are reflected in documents of a more or less public or official character, including the letters Galileo wrote well knowing that they might easily become public property. It is much more difficult to get an impression of his everyday life as a member of his Church, since ordinary religious practice is usually not recorded in documents. Nevertheless, there are some testimonies which reveal what Galileo did as a private person and an ordinary member of the community of the faithful. [ Kerry's Blog Note: NOT "faith". THE FALSE HOPE OF CAVEMEN. ] Here there are both singular and common events to consider.

Among the singular religious acts the most interesting is his pilgrimage to the so-called House of Our Lady at Loreto in the Duchy of Urbino. Already in one of his weekly reports from Rome to Curzio Picchena in Florence on 1616 February 13 Galileo expressed his wish not to return directly to Florence after the Copernican process, asking permission to go to Naples and to visit the Santa Casa on his way back although he was not sure that his health would allow him to travel so widely. However, this application was rejected and Galileo returned directly to Florence.

It is a plausible assumption that the Medicean Court wished him to stay away from Naples at this critical time in order to prevent him from making personal contacts with Tommaso Campanella in his Neapolitan prison, something which might have drawn too much attention to his person so soon after the condemnation of the Copernican system of which Campanella was a staunch supporter.


Encyclopædia Britannica

Jean-François Champollion


Jean-François Champollion, (born December 23, 1790, Figeac, France—died March 4, 1832, Paris), French historian and linguist who founded scientific Egyptology and played a major role in the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs.

At age 16 Champollion had already mastered six ancient Oriental languages, in addition to Latin and Greek, and delivered a paper before the academy of Grenoble, France, in which he asserted, incorrectly, that Coptic was the ancient language of Egypt. At 19, following studies in Paris, he became professor of history at the lycée of Grenoble (1809–16).

Deciphering hieroglyphs became his constant preoccupation. Following the modest success of the English physicist Thomas Young in attempting to decipher the Rosetta Stone, which was engraved with a Greek text along with hieroglyphic and demotic versions, Champollion at last began to piece together the puzzle of the hieroglyphs. In 1821–22 he started publishing papers on the hieroglyphic and hieratic elements of the Rosetta Stone, and he went on to establish an entire list of hieroglyphic signs and their Greek equivalents. He was first to recognize that some of the signs were alphabetic, some syllabic, and some determinative—i.e., standing for a whole idea or object previously expressed. Though many doors still awaited opening, the key to understanding ancient Egypt had at last been found. His brilliant discoveries met with opposition, however, often bitter and personal, from some other scholars.

Champollion became curator of the Egyptian collection at the Louvre (1826), conducted an archaeological expedition to Egypt (1828), and received the chair of Egyptian antiquities, created specially for him, at the Collège de France (1831). In addition to an Egyptian grammar (1836–41) and dictionary (1841–43), his published works include Précis du système hiéroglyphique des anciens Égyptiens (1824; “Primer of the Hieroglyphic System of the Ancient Egyptians”) and Panthéon égyptien; ou, collection des personnages mythologiques de l’ancienne Égypte (incomplete, 1823–25; “Egyptian Pantheon; or, Collection of the Mythological Figures of Ancient Egypt”).



Stargate: The Movie (1994)

Well, who do you think built the pyramids?

[Everyone stays silent, awaiting Daniel's answer.]

I don't have any idea who built them...I mean,

Men from Atlantis? Or Martians perhaps?

[People begin walking out of the room, laughing and scoffing with comments that can be overheard like "what a joke" or "which is the bigger myth?"]

The point is not who built them; the point is when they were built. I mean—we all know new geological evidence dates the Sphinx back to a much earlier period. And knowing this, I think, we have to begin to reevaluate everything we've come to accept about...

[Only one man in the front row remains. He awkwardly stands. Daniel steps off the podium to address him directly.]

I-I mean, I've been able to show a fully developed writing systems appeared in the first two dynasties, you know, which you know, almost as if it was based on an even earlier prototype.

[Catherine backs away. Daniel and the lone remaining man look around the now empty room.]

Is there a lunch or something that everybody...?


[Rain pours down as Daniel, carrying two large suitcases, exits the hotel. He pulls his jacket's hood over his head to provide some protection and tries to cover his one suitcase with his coat. An uniformed man with an umbrella approaches from a car parked just outside the hotel.]

Doctor Jackson?

What? Yes?

Someone wants to speak with you.


[Catherine flips through a file, which includes a diploma from UCLA, as the officer continues to talk to Daniel.]

The Air Force? What's this? What is this?

Could you step over to the car, please.

[Catherine glances over just as Daniel bends down and squints to look inside, while still several feet away.]


Am I going somewhere?

[The car driver, also standing with an umbrella just outside the door, opens it for Daniel as he approaches.]

You're going to be fine. We'll take care of these.

[He takes Daniel's shoulder bag as Daniel cautiously drops his other suitcase and sits in the car. He warily looks at Catherine. She passes over a photograph of a smiling couple playing with a baby.]

Jackson, are those your parents?

[Daniel glances from her to the photograph, his motion to lower his hood arrested for a moment.]

Foster parents.

[Catherine replaces the photograph and continues to look at the file.]

Wha-what is this all about?

A job.

(with a nervous chuckle)
What kind of a job?

Translation. Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Interested?

[Catherine smiles at him. Daniel continues to look at her.]

I-I'm gonna go now.

Go where?
I mean, you've just been evicted from your apartment. Your grants have run out. Everything you own are in those two bags. Want to prove that your theories are right? This is your chance.

[She holds out an envelope, gesturing for him to take it. Daniel glances from her to the envelope before taking it.]

What's this?

Travel plans.

[Daniel struggles to come up with a response, when the door opens. Daniel's still opening the envelope.]


[Daniel looks back at Catherine, who gives him a small smile. He raises his hood again steps out of the car.]


[The driver starts up the car while Daniel is still opening the envelope. Kawalski steps around him and gets in next to Catherine. The car drives off as Daniel looks at a plane ticket before looking back at the departing car.]


Admonition (Injunction?) of Galileo

(February 26, 1616)

The original admonition document is missing. A transcribed report exists in the Inquisition file. It is a key matter of dispute whether Galileo was actually enjoined from discussing Copernican theory, as the transcribed report--discovered in 1633--indicates. Scholars have questioned the authenticity of the report, arguing that the procedures described did not comport with established forms and that the substance was not consistent with what we know of events of 1616. (Translated from Latin.)

[The file report begins with a reference to the Pope's decree of February 25, 1616:]

Thursday, 25 February 1616. The Lord Cardinal Mellini notified the Reverend Fathers, the Assessor, and the Commissary of the Holy Office that the censure passed by the theologians upon the propositions of Galileo—to the effect that the Sun is the centre of the world and immovable from its place, and that the Earth moves, and also with a diurnal motion—had been reported; and His Holiness has directed the Lord Cardinal Bellarmine to summon before him the said Galileo and admonish him to abandon the said opinion; and, in case of his refusal to obey, that the Commissary is to enjoin on him, before a notary and witnesses, a command to abstain altogether from teaching or defending this opinion and doctrine and even from discussing it, and, if he do not acquiesce therein, that he is to be imprisoned.

Friday, the twenty-sixth. At the palace, the usual residence of Lord Cardinal Bellarmine, the said Galileo, having been summoned and being present before the said Lord Cardinal, was, in the presence of the Most Reverend Michelangelo Segizi of Lodi, of the order of Preachers, Commissary-General of the Holy Office, by the said Cardinal, warned of the error of the aforesaid opinion and admonished to abandon it; and immediately thereafter, before me and before witnesses, the Lord Cardinal being present, the said Galileo was by the said Commissary commanded and enjoined, in the name of His Holiness the Pope and the whole Congregation of the Holy Office, to relinquish altogether the said opinion that the Sun is the center of the world and immovable and that the Earth moves; nor further to hold, teach, or defend it in any way whatsoever, verbally or in writing; otherwise proceedings would be taken against him by the Holy Office; which injunction the said Galileo acquiesced in and promised to obey. Done at Rome, in the place aforesaid, in the presence of R. Badino Nores, of Nicosia in the kingdom of Cyprus, and Agostino Mongardo, from a place in the Abbey of Rose in the diocese of Montepulciano, members of the household of said Cardinal, witnesses.

Less than two weeks after Galileo received his admonition, the Church took the formal step of suspending or prohibiting publication and distribution of books suggesting that the Earth revolved around the Sun:

Decree of General Congregation of the Index

March 5, 1616

...And whereas it has also come to the knowledge of the said Congregation that the Pythagorean doctrine—which is false and altogether opposed to the Holy Scripture—of the motion of the Earth, and the immobility of the Sun, which is also taught by Nicolaus Copernicus in De revolutionibus orbium coelestium, and by Diego de Zuniga [in his book] on Job, is not being spread abroad and accepted by many—as may be seen from a certain letter of a Carmelite Father, entitled Letter of the Rev. Father Paolo Antonio Foscarini, Carmelite, on the Opinion of the Pythagoreans and of Copernicus concerning the Motion of the Earth, and the Stability of the Sun, and the New Pythagorean System of the World, at Naples, Printed by Lazzaro Scoriggio, 1615: wherein the said Father attempts to show that the aforesaid doctrine of the immobility of the sun in the centre of the world, and of the Earth’s motion, is consonant with truth and is not opposed to Holy Scripture. Therefore, in order that this opinion may not insinuate itself any further to the prejudice of Catholic truth, the Holy Congregation has decreed that the said Nicolaus Copernicus, De revolutionibus orbium, and Diego de Zuniga, On Job, be suspended until they be corrected; but that the book of the Carmelite Father, Paolo Antonio Foscarini, be altogether prohibited and condemned, and that all other works likewise, in which the same is taught, be prohibited, as by this present decree it prohibits, condemns, and suspends them all respectively. In witness whereof the present decree has been signed and sealed with the hands and with the seal of the most eminent and Reverend Lord Cardinal of St. Cecilia, Bishop of Albano, on the fifth day of March, 1616.


The Galileo Project

Galileo Timeline

1616 February A committee of consultants declares to the Inquisition that the proposition that the Sun is the center of the universe is absurd in philosophy and formally heretical and that the proposition that the Earth has an annual motion is absurd in philosophy and at least erroneous in theology.



Stargate: The Movie (1994)

Ex-excuse me. Wha-what are you doing?

That's not coffins.

[Daniel ignores Myers, crossing out the word "forever to eternity" and replacing it with...]

"For all time." Who the hell translated this?

- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 09:17 AM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Monday 23 January 2017

Knowing (2009)

One of my journal archive files is a file I used to store what I formerly referred to sometimes as my offline journal.

I stopped recording in my offline journal in the year 2011.

Beginning with the date 3/9/2009 there is a significant gap in the posts I made in that offline journal. The formatting looks all right. That seems to be simply a point where I stopped making notes in that file.

The next recorded date is 5/14/2009, which was 66 days later.


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Knowing (2009)

676 SYFYHDP: Monday, January 23 12:30 AM [ 12:30 AM Monday 23 January 2017 Pacific Time USA ]

2009, PG-13, **, 01:55, Color, English, United States,

A professor (Nicolas Cage) and his son obtain an encoded time-capsule document that lists every major disaster over the past 50 years and predicts a future global calamity.

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Chandler Canterbury, Lara Robinson, Ben Mendelsohn, Nadia Townsend, Alan Hopgood, Danielle Carter, Alethea McGrath, D.G. Maloney Director(s): Alex Proyas Producer(s): Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch Executive Producer(s): Stephen Jones, Topher Dow

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 03/09/09 6:59 PM
It's going to be more than 3 on this area. Perhaps as many as 9 or more.

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 09 March 2009 excerpt ends]


Springfield! Springfield!

Knowing (2009)

from a piece of paper that's been
buried in the ground for five decades.


Springfield! Springfield!

Knowing (2009)

Who are you?

Yeah, it's awkward. You don't know me. I'm John Koestler. I teach astrophysics at MIT. My son goes to William Dawes Elementary, which is the same school your mother went to. Fifty years ago, she put this in a time capsule. It's a list of dates, events that I think she believed would happen.

Knowing (2009)

Professor Jonathan Koestler: Our only shot is to go where the numbers want us to go. It's what we're meant to do!

Diana Wayland: No, I don't believe you!

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: - posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 4:31 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Sunday 19 April 2015 final update 5:14 PM - http://hvom.blogspot.com/2015/04/knowing-2009.html

Knowing (2009)

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 03/28/10 7:15 PM
somebody was meeting with Bill Gates and his wife in a dream I just woke up from and stumbled around after I got up. I feel incredibly bad after waking up. Melinda Gates was whispering to me that "his idea" was on or online or so. Bill Gates was talking with a modified voice. There was something about the roof of some Microsoft building. I saw towels and wash clothes scattered on the floor sometime during that meeting with Bill Gates. There might have been an undercover agent at sometime around that time talking to some of the people involved.

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 03/28/10 7:18 PM
The woman that I think for some reason was Melinda Gates whispered to me that "his idea" was "on" and then something about 6 minutes.

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 28 March 2010 excerpt ends]


excite tv

Knowing (2009)

618 FXXPHD: Sunday, April 19 12:30 PM [ Sunday 12:30 PM 19 April 2015 Pacific Time USA ]

2009, PG-13, **, 01:55, Color, English, United States,

A professor (Nicolas Cage) and his son obtain an encoded time-capsule document that lists every major disaster over the past 50 years and predicts a future global calamity.

Cast: Nicolas Cage

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 19 April 2015 excerpt ends]

From 3/2/2005 to 3/9/2009 is 1468 days

From 3/9/2009 to 3/16/2013 ( the untimely demise of Kerry Burgess 2005 ) is 1468 days

From 7/19/1989 ( the United Airlines Flight 232 crash ) To 3/9/2009 is 7173 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 6/23/1985 ( Ronald Reagan - Informal Exchange With Reporters on the Trans World Airlines Hijacking Incident ) is 7173 days

From 7/19/1989 ( the United Airlines Flight 232 crash ) To 3/9/2009 is 7173 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 6/23/1985 ( the inflight destruction of Air India Flight 182 ) is 7173 days

From 3/14/1946 ( Harry Truman - Executive Order 9704—Functions of the American Battle Monuments Commission ) To 7/19/1989 ( the United Airlines Flight 232 crash ) is 15833 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 3/9/2009 is 15833 days

From 12/20/1994 ( in Bosnia as Kerry Wayne Burgess the United States Marine Corps captain this day is my United States Navy Cross medal date of record ) To 3/9/2009 is 5193 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 1/21/1980 ( Jimmy Carter - National Religious Broadcasters Remarks at the Association's Annual Convention ) is 5193 days

From 6/15/1958 ( Pizza Hut founded ) To 3/9/2009 is 18530 days

18530 = 9265 + 9265

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 3/16/1991 ( my first successful major test of my ultraspace matter transportation device as Kerry Wayne Burgess the successful Ph.D. graduate Columbia South Carolina ) is 9265 days

From 3/28/1999 ( premiere US TV series "Futurama"::series premiere episode "Space Pilot 3000" ) To 3/9/2009 is 3634 days

3634 = 1817 + 1817

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 10/24/1970 ( Richard Nixon - Statement About the Report of the Commission on Obscenity and Pornography ) is 1817 days

From 3/9/2009 To 9/26/2013 ( Seattle - Last Day ) is 1662 days

1662 = 831 + 831

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 2/11/1968 ( the current Madison Square Garden opens in New York City ) is 831 days

From 3/9/2009 To 10/2/2009 ( premiere US TV series "Stargate Universe"::series premiere episode "Air" ) is 207 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 5/28/1966 ( the Disneyland Park attraction "It's a Small World" opens to the public ) is 207 days

From 4/14/1961 ( the American Standards Association approved the standard size for shipping containers now used worldwide ) To 3/9/2009 is 17496 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 9/27/2013 ( Homestead Day 1 ) is 17496 days

From 10/28/1994 ( premiere US film "Stargate" ) To 3/9/2009 is 5246 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 3/14/1980 ( premiere US TV series episode "In Search of..."::"Past Lives" ) is 5246 days

From 10/28/1994 ( premiere US film "Stargate" ) To 3/9/2009 is 5246 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 3/14/1980 ( premiere US TV series "When the Whistle Blows" ) is 5246 days

[ See also: http://hvom.blogspot.com/2015/04/knowing-2009.html ]
[ See also: http://hvom.blogspot.com/2017/01/knowing-2009.html ]



Knowing (2009)

Release Info

USA 9 March 2009 (New York City, New York) (premiere)



Knowing (2009)

Full Cast & Crew

Nicolas Cage ... John Koestler


Springfield! Springfield!

Knowing (2009)

Oh, Professor, you
are testing an old woman's memory.
- Can you believe it's been 50 years?
- It's a long time.
I believe that's it.
How rude of me.
I never offered you a drink.

[ See also: http://hvom.blogspot.com/2016/01/microsoft-bill-gates-transvestite_29.html ]


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT News

Bob Langer named an Institute Professor

Elizabeth A. Thomson, News Office

March 2, 2005

Robert S. Langer, the Germeshausen Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, has been named Institute Professor, the highest honor awarded by the MIT faculty and administration.

The title of Institute Professor is reserved for those few individuals who have "demonstrated exceptional distinction by a combination of leadership, accomplishment and service in the scholarly, educational and general intellectual life of the Institute or wider academic community," according to MIT's Policies and Procedures manual. With Langer's appointment, there are now 15 Institute Professors.

"I cannot imagine an individual more deserving than Bob of recognition as an Institute Professor," said Robert C. Armstrong, the Chevron Professor and head of the Department of Chemical Engineering. "He is not only a great example to the world of MIT's excellence in research, but is also a great faculty colleague and teacher and mentor of our students at home. His enormous professional stature and his broad value and engagement across units of MIT are both important attributes of an Institute Professor."





MARCH 02, 2005

Statement by Bill Gates on Receiving an Honorary Knighthood

LONDON -- Bill Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and chairman and chief software architect of Microsoft Corp., made the following statement on receiving an honorary knighthood from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II today:





Statement by Bill Gates on Receiving an Honorary Knighthood

LONDON -- Bill Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and chairman and chief software architect of Microsoft Corp., made the following statement on receiving an honorary knighthood from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II today:

"I am humbled and delighted. I’m particularly pleased that this honour helps recognise the real heroes our foundation supports to improve health in poor countries. Their incredible work is helping ensure that one day all people — no matter where they are born — will have the same opportunity for a healthy life, and I’m grateful to share this honour with them.

“This honour is particularly poignant given the deep connections Microsoft enjoys with the United Kingdom. Over the past 23 years we have benefited greatly from strong business alliances and the tremendous wealth of talent and creativity of our UK employees and researchers. The UK was the first country in which Microsoft set up a subsidiary outside the US, and our experience in the UK has been significant in shaping our international growth. The companies and organisations that we have supported and partnered with since, and their employees, have been an important part of the positive impact technology has had on economic growth and on the lives of people in the UK. I am proud of this special relationship and the role we have helped to play in the development of the UK technology industry.”

According to the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the honorary knighthood recognizes Gates’ contributions to improving health and reducing poverty in parts of the Commonwealth and elsewhere in the developing world. Gates also was recognized for his contribution to enterprise, employment, education and the voluntary sector in the United Kingdom.

Microsoft employs nearly 2,000 people in the United Kingdom. The company also supports a strong ecosystem of 17,000 partner businesses that have helped spur technology growth and adaptation in the UK economy. In addition, Microsoft Research Cambridge was Microsoft’s first research laboratory to be established outside the United States. The lab was set up in July 1997 and today employs 80 world-class researchers.

Her Majesty conferred the honour in a private ceremony held at Buckingham Palace. Gates was accompanied by his wife, Melinda Gates, co-founder of the foundation.

Later in the day, Gates will speak on a panel at the Wellcome Trust titled “Global Health: Putting Science to Work for the Developing World.” The panel will focus on innovative approaches to increasing research on diseases of the developing world, including strategies to engage private industry in global health research.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realise their full potential.

About Honorary Knighthoods

Honorary knighthoods are awarded by the Queen, on the advice of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, to those who have made an important contribution to British interests.

Knowing (2009)

Professor Jonathan Koestler: Caleb! Who was that?

Caleb Koestler: I don't know. Just some guys.

Professor Jonathan Koestler: What did he give you?

Caleb Koestler: Just this. Kind of cool, isn't it?

Professor Jonathan Koestler: What did I say about talking to strangers?


The American Presidency Project

Jimmy Carter

XXXIX President of the United States: 1977 - 1981

National Religious Broadcasters Remarks at the Association's Annual Convention.

January 21, 1980

Thank you very much, Dr. Hofer, Dr. Armstrong, Larnelle Harris, members and friends of the National Religious Broadcasters, ladies and gentlemen:

I have been very excited ever since I accepted the invitation to come here to have a chance to meet all you famous people. [Laughter]

Not too long ago at the White House one of your members came to see me, and he said, "Mr. President, I have watched you several times lately as you've performed on television." And he said, "I think before you make your State of the Union message it would benefit you a lot to come to the National Religious Broadcasters meeting and get a few pointers." [Laughter] So, here I am.

As you may know, this is an election year and— [laughter] —it's going to be quite different from the last one in 1976, not particularly because I'm an incumbent, although that will make a difference, but I decided on the way over here that I'm going to turn over to you one of the tremendous responsibilities that I had in 1976. This year I'm going to let you spend your full time explaining what it means to be born again. [Laughter]

Almost exactly 3 years ago, I took the oath of office as President of the United States of America. It was a responsibility that I sought with all my ability, and I have tried with the same degree of commitment to carry out my duties as President. I've sought to mold the policies and the programs of our Nation to meet the needs of each transient moment, to prepare our Nation for the future, which we can only dimly see. And I have, as never before in my life, had to rely on God's help.

As President, I have been privileged to meet great people, famous people—men and women of great faith, men and women of no faith. I have had a chance to worship with fellow believers who share with me the deepest possible personal faith and the common traditions that bind all of us together. I have had a chance to talk about the Gideons' work and Bibles with the Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China, Deng Xiaoping, and about the need for him to open up the gates of China once again for missionaries to bear the word.

I've shared my faith with leaders of Korea, Poland, and other nations that I've visited. And I've found a sense of brotherhood with a Moslem leader of Egypt, Anwar Sadat, and a Jewish leader of Israel, Menahem Begin, as we worked together trying to find the ideal of Christ: peace on Earth. I have had a chance for private and personal worship and prayer, with friends .and others, in the seclusion of my home at the White House and also at Camp David.

Rosalynn and I read the Bible together every night, not as some sort of mystical guidebook, as some might think, to give us quick and simple answers to every problem of a nation or personal life, but because we find new insights and new inspirations in this present job in passages that we have read and known and loved ever since childhood.

I'm glad that the Bible does not tell us just about mighty warriors or great prophets or wise leaders. It also tells us about sinful men and women, men like the Disciples—sometimes stubborn, reluctant, selfish, weak, struggling with their own fears and failures and lack of faith. Yet with God's help, they were able to do great things.

I am thankful that God has always done his work through imperfect human beings, seeing the strength, the need—what was an apparent weakness—and the potential beneath what seemed to be their human fallibilities and failures, and the courage that existed beneath their fear. Only when they realized their own personal limitations could God work fully in their lives.

The seventies, which have just concluded, has been called the decade of the "Me Generation," but there's evidence that even in the frantic effort for personal self-gratification, there is a longing for meaning and purpose; there's a hunger for things which do not change.

Not long ago I was in South Korea, and I went to church in what was formally an abandoned airport, where 1 million people had come to hear Billy Graham preach about Christ. And not long ago I was in Chicago, in a site where 1 1/2 million people came to worship with Pope John Paul II.

Sometimes, however, a search even for a religious faith and religious meaning can be distorted into terrible acts, as the recent experiences have shown us. The urge to believe is so strong that faith has great power, even when it's perverted into terrorism and tyranny. We see it sometimes in fanatical acts of cruelty and repression, in the name of religion, all around the world. The hungry, the homeless, the hostages are all testimonies of man's continued capacity for evil. Yet we see in this world the great urge of people, decent people, to ease suffering. We see nations and institutions within nations and individuals within institutions giving their time and their effort and their money, even their lives, to make a life more viable and a life more livable for an entire struggling population that might be starving or for a single homeless child.

Our Nation, the United States, has been especially blessed; yet, in our own abundance and freedom we are too quick to complain and to turn aside from our principles and ideals when the pressures of everyday life bear heavy on us. We often are like the children of Israel who were delivered from Egypt and provided manna every day by God, but who complained about the discipline and who coveted the fish and the melons that they had left behind in Egypt, while forgetting the slavery. Like the children of Israel, we cannot always know where the road will lead. God does give us guidance, but he does not provide roadmaps with a sure and certain destination.

Our Nation now is faced with serious challenges and choices which may require sacrifice, even from those assembled here in this great hall. But it's important that we keep our perspective and realize what is truly valuable. It is not a sacrifice to give up waste. It's not a sacrifice to submit to God's will. It's not a sacrifice to care for others or to struggle for peace or to tell the truth. We need not look at the problems of today as a reason for fear. This Nation was built by men and women who dared to strike out on new paths, to face any challenge, and who saw change in their lives—which might have been frightful-as an opportunity. They held onto enduring values as they opened up new worlds for them and later on for us. There's no way that we can recapture now their world 200 years later, but we can recapture their spirit of unity and of mutual concern, and we can also share their faith.

A television station or the Oval Office is a powerful pulpit. Our influence as individuals can be greatly magnified. And as we realize the tremendous audiences that we have, humility does not come naturally.

The one measure of greatness is how we best exemplify the high principles of those whom we served and whom we serve now. You and I serve Christ. I also serve America. And I have never found in my own life any incompatibility between these two responsibilities for service. My biggest concern, I know as yours is, is that I might never betray those whom I have been called upon to serve.

The next month and years will not be easy, but I know that God never promised us freedom would be easy, only that it was worth the cost. God does not promise to make us perfect here on Earth, just to forgive our sins. God never promised a life without a cross, just the strength to bear our burdens.

Our Nation, in these troubled and fastchanging technological times, is hungry for the truth. You here tonight as religious broadcasters have a great responsibility. Millions of people listen to your voices and watch your programs. You have an awesome power to shape public opinion, to teach, to educate, and to implant ideas in many human minds. Even more than those in commercial broadcasting, you must take the time, pay the price to give, while you are on the air, a true message.

Since I've been in Washington, I've come to learn much more clearly what Paul meant when he said that we should pray without ceasing. I do pray a lot every day, as I move from one event to another, as I wait for a new foreign leader or a national leader to come in my office, as I decide issues that might affect the life of one person or a small community or, perhaps, sometimes even the. entire world. And I do not always make the right decision, because I do not always follow God's will. But someone has said that truth often rides on the back of error. We are learning together. How can we serve better? How can our lives be more meaningful? How can we and the people that listen to our voice be challenged and inspired to reach for greatness?

I'm strengthened by the prayers of others, of those I love, and of people throughout this Nation whom I will never meet. Even when people do not agree with me on a particular stand I take and might be severely critical, they still keep praying for me because I'm President. I need those prayers, and I need help to build a nation and, perhaps, a world of freedom and justice and opportunity, of law and community, where our knowledge and power and wealth in this Nation can be used to feed the hungry, to heal the sick, to strengthen families, and to husband and save the vast resources that God has given us in our beautiful and bountiful land.

As President, I often think about the story of Moses at Rephaim, which you know very well. The children of Israel were murmuring against Moses, and as soon as he would solve one problem, another one would arise. Then, as you know, Amalek attacked. And while Joshua led Israel's soldiers, Moses stood on a high hill. And under God's direction, as long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites prevailed, and when he let his hands down, Amalek prevailed against them. They fought on all through the day, and Moses' arms grew weary. And then late in the afternoon, Aaron and Hur got stones. And they came, and one stood on each side, and they held up his arms, and Moses' hands were steady until sundown, and the Israelites prevailed.

No matter how strong his will, no matter how strong his desire, a President cannot carry out his responsibilities alone. But I have found that when my own arms grow weary, there are those on each side, on many sides, to hold up my hands. And I always thank God for the responsibilities that I have, and I always thank God for the help that I receive.

Thank you very much.

Note: The President spoke at 7:04 p.m. in the International Ballroom at the Washington Hilton Hotel.


Springfield! Springfield!

The Simpsons

Thank God, It's Doomsday

Homer, what turned you from sad drunk to mad monk? Funny story, Kent It's the end of the world! God loves you! He's gonna kill you!


Springfield! Springfield!

Knowing (2009)

We're going to stay on the air for as long as possible. All we can say is what we've been repeating all morning.







BECKER: Doctor Rush.

(Rush doesn't hear him, presumably

BECKER: Doctor Rush.

(Rush turns and sees him holding out a polystyrene container of food. He shakes his head at Becker and looks back at the group for a moment before turning and leaving the room again.)


Wichita State University

Original Pizza Hut

When the pizza craze started sweeping the nation in the late 1950s, two young college students, attending the University of Wichita at the time, opened the first Pizza Hut restaurant on June 15, 1958. Brothers Frank and Dan Carney had been approached by the owner of a small building at the corner of Kellogg and Bluff, who wanted a nice neighborhood business to locate there and she had read a November 1957 Saturday Evening Post article about the pizza craze. The building's structure influenced the name of what would become a well-known international chain. The building had a sign that would only accommodate nine characters. The brothers wanted to use "Pizza" in the name and that left room for only three more letters. A family member suggested that the building looked like a hut — and Pizza Hut was born.







WALLACE: So, Colonel, d'you really have no idea where this ninth chevron Stargate address will send you?

TELFORD: No idea at all.


TELFORD: But the Ancients built the Stargate with nine chevrons. It's gotta go somewhere.



Futurama Season 1 Episode 1

Space Pilot 3000

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 28, 1999 on Comedy Central

AIRED: 3/28/99


The American Presidency Project

Richard Nixon

XXXVII President of the United States: 1969 - 1974

381 - Statement About the Report of the Commission on Obscenity and Pornography

October 24, 1970

SEVERAL weeks ago, the National Commission on Obscenity and Pornography-appointed in a previous administration-presented its findings.

I have evaluated that report and categorically reject its morally bankrupt conclusions and major recommendations.

So long as I am in the White House, there will be no relaxation of the national effort to control and eliminate smut from our national life.

The Commission contends that the proliferation of filthy books and plays has no lasting harmful effect on a man's character. If that were true, it must also be true that great books, great paintings, and great plays have no ennobling effect on a man's conduct. Centuries of civilization and 10 minutes of common sense tell us otherwise.

The Commission calls for the repeal of laws controlling smut for adults, while recommending continued restrictions on smut for children. In an open society, this proposal is untenable. If the level of filth rises in the adult community, the young people in our society cannot help but also be inundated by the flood.

Pornography can corrupt a society and a civilization. The people's elected representatives have the right and obligation to prevent that corruption.

The warped and brutal portrayal of sex in books, plays, magazines, and movies, if not halted and reversed, could poison the wellsprings of American and Western culture and civilization.

The pollution of our culture, the pollution of our civilization with smut and filth is as serious a situation for the American people as the pollution of our once-pure air and water.

Smut should not be simply contained at its present level; it should be outlawed in every State in the Union. And the legislatures and courts at every level of American government should act in unison achieve that goal.

I am well aware of the importance of protecting freedom of expression. But pornography is to freedom of expression what anarchy is to liberty; as free men willingly restrain a measure of their freedom to prevent anarchy, so must we draw the line against pornography to protect freedom of expression.

The Supreme Court has long held, and recently reaffirmed, that obscenity is not within the area of protected speech or press. Those who attempt to break down the barriers against obscenity and pornography deal a severe blow to the very freedom of expression they profess to espouse.

Moreover, if an attitude of permissiveness were to be adopted regarding pornography, this would contribute to an atmosphere condoning anarchy in every field--and would increase the threat to our social order as well as to our moral principles.

Alexis de Tocqueville, observing America more than a century ago, wrote, America is great because she is good--and if America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.

We all hold the responsibility for keeping America a great country--by keeping America a good country.

American morality is not to be trifled with. The Commission on Pornography and Obscenity has performed a disservice, and I totally reject its report.



Futurama Season 1 Episode 1

Space Pilot 3000

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 28, 1999 on Comedy Central


Fry: I.C. Wiener? Aww, crud. I always thought by this point in my life I'd be the one making the crank calls.





a teacher of the highest academic rank in a college or university, who has been awarded the title Professor in a particular branch of learning; a full professor

the principal lecturer or teacher in a field of learning at a university or college; a holder of a university chair





History of Madison Square Garden

The current Madison Square Garden is actually the 4th building to be called Madison Square Garden. The opening event was held on February 11, 1968

[ See also: http://hvom.blogspot.com/2017/01/stargate.html ]




Stargate Universe / Season 1 / Air: Part 1

Air: Part 1

Original Air Date: 10/02/2009







WALLACE: I should call my mom ... uh, tell her where I am.

(Automatically he gets his cellphone out of his pocket and starts scrolling through the menu.)

RUSH: That's probably not gonna work up here.

WALLACE (trying to cover his stupidity): Right, right!

RUSH: You can speak to her on the way. There's a cover story you'll have to follow.

WALLACE: I'm sorry, um, on the way to ...?

RUSH: To another planet, twenty-one light years from here.

WALLACE: I can't go. I ... I have things that ...

RUSH: We know about your mother's condition.

WALLACE (resigned): You just know everything, don't you?







RUSH: Eli, Eli. I need your help.

WALLACE: With what?

RUSH: The ninth chevron.

WALLACE: What?! We need to get the hell out of here!

RUSH: Look, it took us two years to find this site. The properties are unique.


Springfield! Springfield!

Knowing (2009)

What do you mean? I don't understand.
Why is he saying that, Dad?
What's he saying, Caleb?
He's saying only the chosen must go,
those who heard the call.
I can't go with you, Caleb.
I mean, I can't go with you.


Disneyland RESORT

"it's a small world"

History, After All

"it's a small world" was created for the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair in honor of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Personally overseen by Walt Disney, the attraction was a huge hit for 2 seasons at the fair and was eventually shipped back to Disneyland Park, where it reopened on May 28, 1966.

Due to its immense popularity, the attraction has been replicated in every Disney park around the world and is considered a Walt Disney classic.



April 1961

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The following events occurred in April 1961:

April 14, 1961 (Friday)

"MH-5", the Materials Handling Committee #5 of the American Standards Association, approved the standard size for shipping containers now used worldwide, with dimensions of 8 feet high, 8 feet wide, and in units of 10, 20, 30 and 40 feet long.


Google Books

The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World ...

By Marc Levinson

page 182

The standards Hall wanted stood to have huge implications for the transport sector. No ships or containers then in use or in design would fit into the container system of the future.

page 183

Many steamship organizations abstained once again because of internal divisions, and again Marad backed the proposal. No vote count was released, but Hall, as chairman, decided that the 10-foot multiples had won sufficient support. On April 14, 1961, 10-, 20-, 30-, and 40-foot boxes were declared to be the only standard containers. The Federal Maritime Board promptly announced that only the containerships designed for those sizes could receive construction subsidies.



Robert Carlyle


Date of Birth 14 April 1961, Glasgow, Scotland, UK







WALLACE: Jeez! We're on a ship?

RUSH (continuing to gaze out of the window): The design is clearly Ancient, in the truest sense of the word –- launched hundreds of thousands of years ago.

SCOTT: Doctor Rush?

RUSH: Faster than light, yet not through hyperspace.

SCOTT: What are you doing?

RUSH: Who knows how far it's travelled?

SCOTT: Doctor Rush, I've got a lot of wounded. We need to get home.



Stargate: The Movie (1994)

And uh...to find a destination within any three dimensional space, you need six points to determine the exact location.

[Daniel draws a cube and places a dot in the center of each of the six "sides" of the cube and then draws lines between them all to intersect at a spot in the cube.]

You said you needed seven points.

Well, no, six for the destination. But to chart a course, you need a point of origin.

[He draws a point some distance from a cube and then a line to where all the cube spots intersect.]

Except there's only six symbols in the cartouche.

Well, the seventh actually isn't inside the cartouche



In Search of..... Season 4 Episode 24

Past Lives

Aired Saturday 4:00 PM Mar 14, 1980 on

AIRED: 3/14/80


Springfield! Springfield!

Knowing (2009)

She said she moved out here to get ready.



When the Whistle Blows Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Mar 14, 1980 on ABC

AIRED: 3/14/80



Stargate (1994)

Release Info

USA 28 October 1994

Knowing (2009)

Professor Jonathan Koestler: While she was dying, I was at home, in the front yard. I always thought you were supposed to sense when the people you love are in danger, but I didn't feel anything. Nothing. I was just blowing leaves off the lawn.

Diana Wayland: I'm so sorry, John.

Professor Jonathan Koestler: Well, but my point is that from then on, I decided that no one can know what was coming, and life was just a string of random accidents and mistakes. And then I got that list.



Stargate: The Movie (1994)


[An Air Force sedan drives down a tree lined street in autumn before stopping at one of the houses. Two air force officers step out.]


[Mrs. O'Neil opens the door to the two officers.]

Mrs. O'Neil?

[Mrs. O'Neil steps away from the door, leaving it open as she goes to the kitchen.]

Come on in.

[The two officers enter.]

Mrs. O'Neil, is your husband at home?

[She works on the dishes and reaches for a cigarette.]


Do you think we might be able to speak with him?

[She shrugs as she finishes lighting her cigarette and takes a drag from it.]

You can try.


[Toys and photographs, and a certificate for Tyler O'Neil in Widget League in 1988 litter a bookshelf. O'Neil sits on Tyler's bed, holding a pistol as he stares at the photographs. There's a knock at the slightly-open door. O'Neil puts the gun under the pillow as the door opens wider.]

Excuse me, Colonel O'Neil. We're from General West's office.

[O'Neil blinks, but does not turn around to face the men.]

Sir? We're here to inform you...that you've been...reactivated.


Springfield! Springfield!

Knowing (2009)

Abby used to do this sometimes,
write things backwards,
and that last number, I don't think it's 33.
It's EE.
EE? Initials. Someone she knew?
I don't know.
I was nine when she overdosed.
The only time I ever came out here
was with my father
when he identified her body.
She willed the property to me,
but I never came back for any of her things.
When I was little, my mother used
to tell me that she could hear voices
whispering to her,
telling her horrible things.


Springfield! Springfield!

Knowing (2009)

That's where they found her.
In there.
Have you seen enough?
Yeah. Okay. We'll go.



Knowing (2009)

Professor Jonathan Koestler: I thought there was some purpose to all of this. Why did I get this prediction if there's nothing I can do about it? How am I supposed to stop the end of the world?

- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 04:59 AM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Monday 23 January 2017

Sunday, January 22, 2017

They Just Never Learn.



Saturday Night Live Recap: Aziz Ansari Cheers Up a Trumped Nation

By Matthew Love

January 22, 2017 11:21 a.m.

In the first half of Update, Colin Jost and Michael Che have plenty to say about the inauguration. Che gets great mileage out of a picture of Michelle Obama wearing a disapproving look that just says, "Umph."


excite tv

The Simpsons (Repeat)

103 KAYUDT: Sunday, January 22 8:00 PM [ 8:00 PM Sunday 22 January 2017 Pacific Time USA ]

Sitcom, Animated

Friends and Family

Mr. Burns hires the Simpsons, except Homer, to be his virtual family; Homer becomes best friends with the girl next door.

Cast: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Tress MacNeille, Pamela Hayden Executive Producer(s): James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean

Original Air Date: Oct 02, 2016


Springfield! Springfield!

The Simpsons

Friends and Family

Uh, we only need three children, thanks.
Oh, what kind of coal mine you runnin'? You, wife, look at me lovingly, as if I'm your husband.
Eh, can you ask for a look of indifference? I think she can do that.
Luann, pretend it's my birthday.
You promised me a job, Dad! I was gonna buy a fat Barbie.
It's Curvy Barbie.
And that would mean you have to buy all new clothes.



Woman killed during D.C. chase was shot five times from behind, autopsy shows

By Steve Almasy, CNN

Updated 8:34 AM ET, Thu April 10, 2014

An autopsy report, made public six months after Miriam Carey was shot dead after leading Washington police on a car chase from the White House to the Capitol, revealed that the 34-year-old woman was struck by five bullets from behind.

Attorney Eric Sanders, who is representing members of Carey's family in a wrongful death lawsuit against the government, said the autopsy proves the shooting was unjustified.

Lt. Kimberly Schneider, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Capitol Police, one of the agencies involved in the incident, said the department would not comment on the pending litigation and while an investigation is ongoing.

Schneider said the officers involved are on administrative leave.

Sanders released the report on the six-month anniversary of the shooting, which captured national attention as the chase unfolded on cable networks and in the following hours when it was revealed the suspect was an unarmed dental hygienist from Connecticut with a 1-year-old in the backseat.

Chase began at the White House

On October 3, Carey approached a White House checkpoint and was approached by Secret Service officers. She made a three-point turn, striking an officer who was trying to move a barricade into her path, before driving away, according to an affidavit filed in support of a search warrant.

Police said the car sped down Pennsylvania Avenue toward the Capitol, where security vehicles stopped it at Garfield Circle. Carey put the car in reverse, hit a police car and drove away as officers fired at her.

Dramatic video footage by a videographer for Alhurra TV, a Middle Eastern news outlet financed by the U.S. government, showed the black vehicle then speeding around a nearby traffic circle with a police car in close pursuit and then heading away. The car crashed into more security barriers a few blocks later, witnesses said.

More shots were fired after the vehicle stopped, and the woman was hit several times, said Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier. The child was unharmed.

One shot hit her in the head

The office of the District of Columbia medical examiner said in the autopsy that one round struck Carey in the left side of the back of her head, and she was also hit three times in the back and once in her left arm. The report didn't determine in what sequence Carey was hit.

Toxicology tests determined Carey didn't have alcohol or drugs in her blood.

Her family has questioned since the day of the incident whether shooting Carey was the only way to end the chase, which went through the heart of the nation's capital.

Sanders said on Tuesday that Carey's family members still feel police should have considered other options. The autopsy only "confirms what we said. It was unjustified."

The family is suing the Department of Justice, the Secret Service and U.S. Capitol Police for $75 million.

The lawsuit says Carey was unfamiliar with the area and mistakenly drove past the first guard post. When she tried to make a U-turn and drive away, a uniformed Secret Service officer threw a bicycle rack at her car, the lawsuit claims.

Carey panicked when she was stopped near the traffic circle and surrounded by officers with their weapons drawn, the suit alleges.

The family contends in the document there was no legal justification for officers to shoot her and doing so went against their training.

Carey had passport, foreign currency in her car

Police likely feared terrorism

Law enforcement analysts said in the days after the shooting that officers were right to shoot.

"You don't know if she has a bomb," CNN's Mike Brooks said in October. "You don't know if it's a terrorist attack. The officers just don't know."

He dismissed suggestions that police could have defused the situation simply by shooting out the car's tires. "If you are using deadly force, you are there to try to incapacitate the driver of that car -- of that weapon," he said. "If they did shoot the tires out, the car can keep moving."

Maki Haberfeld, chairwoman of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, added that police would have had no way of knowing whether Carey posed a threat as she got out of the car, and therefore the shooting was justified.



ON THIS DAY 26 January

1998: Clinton denies affair with intern

I did not have sexual relations with that woman

Bill Clinton

The president made his categoric denial at a White House news conference today.

With his fist clenched and his voice shaking, he said: "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.

- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 8:44 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Sunday 22 January 2017



JOURNAL ARCHIVE: - posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 10:42 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Sunday 18 September 2016 - http://hvom.blogspot.com/2016/09/you-said.html
JOURNAL ARCHIVE: posted by H.V.O.M at 4:18 PM Wednesday, August 31, 2005


Dear Senator Murray,

But back then, through all of it, I just knew it could not continue forever. Even people with the empathy of a sociopath would realize eventually that this is an unsettling experience. But it continues and shows no sign of stopping. So that means several things. One is that it supports my theory that my adversaries have unlimited resources. Someone like Bill Gates. He could spend a billion dollars on lawyers just because he wanted to. If he thinks he has the right to treat his employees like animals

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 31 August 2005 excerpt ends]
[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 18 September 2016 excerpt ends]

From 8/17/2010 ( RACKETEER INFLUENCED AND CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS US Title 18 - Barack Obama and Patty Murray in Seattle Washington ) To 4/14/2011 ( Lesa Jewell Withem reported dead ) is 240 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official Deputy United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 6/30/1966 ( Lesa Lynnette Jewell Withem ) is 240 days

[ See also: http://hvom.blogspot.com/2013/02/me-and-mom.html ]


The Seattle Times

Originally published August 17, 2010 at 10:43 AM

Obama rips Republicans, raises big bucks for Murray in 4-hour Seattle stop

By Jonathan Martin

Seattle Times staff reporter

President Obama flashed into Seattle on Tuesday in full campaign mode, encouraging voters to contrast his administration's 18-month record with the "snake oil being peddled" by Republicans.

Obama raised $1.3 million for U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and the state Democratic Party in two fundraisers, one a boisterous rally, the other an intimate, $10,000-a-person dinner at a waterfront mansion.

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: -----Original Message-----

From: Senator@murray.senate.gov [mailto:Senator@murray.senate.gov]

Sent: Friday, February 10, 2006 3:08 PM

To: kerrywburgess

Subject: Response from Senator Murray

Dear Mr. Burgess:

Thank you for contacting me about the recent revelation that the President authorized spying on United States citizens without warrants. I appreciate knowing your thoughts on this very serious issue.


Patty Murray

United States Senator

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 10 February 2006 excerpt ends]


Metamorphosis [ Star Trek: The Original Series ]

Stardate: Unknown

Original Airdate: Nov 10, 1967

KIRK: Think it over, Mister Cochrane. There's a whole galaxy out there waiting to honour you.

COCHRANE: I have honours enough.

SPOCK: But you will age, both of you. There will be no immortality. You'll both grow old here and finally die.

COCHRANE: That's been happening to men and women for a long time. I've got the feeling it's one of the pleasanter things about being human, as long as you grow old together.

KIRK: Are you sure?

COCHRANE: There's plenty of water here. The climate's good for growing things. I might try to plant a fig tree. A man's entitled to that, isn't he? It isn't gratitude, Captain. Now that I see her, touch her, I know that I love her. We'll have a lot of years together. They'll be happy ones.

KIRK: All the best.

(They shake hands, and Kirk walks away.)

COCHRANE: Captain, don't tell them about me.

KIRK: Not a word, Mister Cochrane.

MCCOY: Jim, what about that war on Epsilon Canaris Three?

KIRK: Well, I'm sure the Federation can find another woman somewhere who'll stop that war.


Metamorphosis [ Star Trek: The Original Series ]

Stardate: Unknown

Original Airdate: Nov 10, 1967

KIRK: Mister Cochrane, do you have a first name?

From 11/18/1996 ( premiere US film "Star Trek: First Contact" ) To 9/14/2002 ( at Overlake hospital in Bellevue Washington State the announced birth of Phoebe Gates the daughter of Microsoft Bill Gates the transvestite and Microsoft Bill Gates the 100% female gender as born to brother-sister sibling parents and Microsoft Bill Gates the Soviet Union prostitute and the Phoebe Gates is the biological offspring of Microsoft Bill Gates the transvestite and William Gates II ) is 2126 days

2126 = 1063 + 1063

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 9/30/1968 ( near Seattle the roll out of the first Boeing 747 airline and transport jet aircraft ) is 1063 days

From 7/4/1965 ( Martin Luther King Jr's speech "The American Dream" ) To 9/14/2002 is 13586 days

13586 = 6793 + 6793

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 6/8/1984 ( premiere US film "Gremlins" ) is 6793 days

From 6/1/1950 ( premiere US film "Hills of Oklahoma" ) To 9/14/2002 is 19098 days

19098 = 9549 + 9549

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 12/25/1991 ( as United States Marine Corps chief warrant officer Kerry Wayne Burgess I was prisoner of war in Croatia ) is 9549 days

From 11/30/1925 ( William Henry Gates II the biological father of Microsoft Bill Gates and the biological brother of Mary Gates the biological mother of Microsoft Bill Gates ) To 10/12/1962 ( premiere US TV series episode "Route 66"::"Ever Ride the Waves in Oklahoma?" ) is 13465 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 9/14/2002 is 13465 days

From 7/27/1939 ( William Eggleston ) To 6/7/1976 ( my biological brother Thomas Reagan the civilian and privately financed astronaut in deep space of the solar system in his privately financed atom-pulse propulsion spaceship this day was his first landing the Saturn moon Phoebe and the Saturn moon Phoebe territory belongs to my brother Thomas Reagan ) is 13465 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 9/14/2002 is 13465 days

[ See also: http://hvom.blogspot.com/2016/11/point-of-this.html ]
[ See also: http://hvom.blogspot.com/2017/01/metamorphosis.html ]


The Seattle Times

Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Local Digest

Gates family adds baby girl

SEATTLE — Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, are parents for the third time.

Phoebe Adelle Gates was born Saturday at Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue.


Springfield! Springfield!

Stripes (1981)

- I'm gonna fold.
- Uh-huh. Okay.
Well, I'm still in.
Cruise, how about you?
Maybe I should fold.
Well, let me see.
Let me see first.
No, not with a hand like that.
Come on.
Dare me. Go on, bluff me.
Come on.
How much should I bet?
If it were me,
I'd bet everything.
But that's me.
I'm an aggressive gambler. Mr. Vegas.
Come on. Go for it.
Yes, yes, there we go.
I'm in.
- What do you got?
- I got a full house.
Three threes and two sixes,
that's a full house. What have you got?
- I got a four, I got an ace.
- You got an eight, an ace and a seven.
Well, you lose. lf you would have had
four fours, you would have won.
- You're getting good.
- Starting to get the hang of it.
Isn't this fun? You're pretty good
for a first time, really.


Encyclopædia Britannica

William Eggleston

William Eggleston, in full William Joseph Eggleston, Jr. (born July 27, 1939, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.)


Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

LAFORGE: You know? I wish I had a picture of this.


LAFORGE: Oh well, you see, in the future this whole area becomes an historical monument. You're standing almost on the exact spot where your statue's gonna be.


LAFORGE: Yeah! It's marble, about twenty metres tall and you're looking up at the sky. Your hand sort of reaching to the future.

COCHRANE: I gotta to take a leak!

LAFORGE: Leak? I'm not detecting any leak.

COCHRANE: Don't you people from the twenty-fourth century ever pee?

LAFORGE: Oh, leak, I get it. ...That's pretty funny.

COCHRANE: Excuse me.


Popular Mechanics

By Jay Bennett

Dec 28, 2016

The "Queen of the Skies" has been in service since 1970, following its first test flight the year before. The decades have been good to this jumbo jet, as Boeing 747s are still some of the most flown aircraft in the world, with more than 1,500 built as passenger planes, cargo aircraft, military strategic hubs, and NASA science aircraft. Here are some of the most awe-inspiring 747s to ever soar through the skies.

Boeing 747 Prototype

The first 747 prototype being rolled out of Boeing's factory in Everett, Washington, September 30, 1968.

[ See also: http://hvom.blogspot.com/2016/12/enterprise.html ]



Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

Release Info

USA 18 November 1996 (Hollywood, California) (premiere)



Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

Full Cast & Crew

James Cromwell ... Zefram Cochran


Metamorphosis [ Star Trek: The Original Series ]

Stardate: Unknown

Original Airdate: Nov 10, 1967

KIRK: Mister Cochrane, you say you were brought here a hundred and fifty years ago? You don't look over thirty five.

COCHRANE: I haven't aged. The Companion sees to that.

SPOCK: Captain. These instruments, they date from the time indicated. From your ship, Mister Cochrane?

COCHRANE: I cannibalised it. The food, water, gardens, everything else I need the Companion gives me. Apparently, it creates it out of the native elements.

KIRK: You say you can communicate with it. Perhaps you can find out what we're doing here.

COCHRANE: I already know.

KIRK: You wouldn't mind telling us?

COCHRANE: You won't like it.

KIRK: I already don't like it.

COCHRANE: You're here to keep me company.

KIRK: You mean you brought us here?

COCHRANE: No, the Companion did. I told it I'd die of loneliness. I thought it would release me. Instead, it brought you here.

NANCY: No! No! No! That's disgusting! We're not animals! No! Oh, no! It's inhuman! No! No!

- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 05:12 AM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Sunday 22 January 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017




Colony Season 2 Episode 2

Somewhere Out There

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jan 19, 2017 on USA

AIRED: 1/19/17


Springfield! Springfield!


Somewhere Out There

[laughs] It's all right. Give us a second.

I-- I wanted to talk to you about Bram.

I can't tell you how sorry I was to hear about his situation.

Thank you. I just wondered if there was anything else that you can do for him.

Maddie didn't talk to you?

She did. I just-- I thought maybe if I spoke with you directly--

I made a lot of calls, Katie. And the bottom line is if Bram behaves himself, he'll be transferred back eventually. I'm really sorry that there's nothing more I can do. It's just-- It's above my head.

I think there is more that you could do. I think you don't want to.

Do I need to remind you your son got himself into this situation?

By going under a wall that aliens put up to pen us in. That's a crime? He's a kid.

I'll be praying for the safe reunification of your family.



Stargate: The Movie (1994)

Kasuf. Take a look at your gods.

[He reaches to the dead guard and pushes the button on his helmet, revealing Horus.]

Take a good look.

[Kasuf stands, looking at the very human guard.]


[Ra watches through the skylight as a caravan approaches the pyramid.]

The caravan is approaching. Send the bomb down to the Stargate.

- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 09:49 AM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Friday 20 January 2017





album: "Viva La Vida" (2008)




"Viva La Vida"

I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the word
Now in the morning I sleep alone
Sweep the streets I used to own

I used to roll the dice
Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes
Listened as the crowd would sing
Now the old king is dead long live the king
One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand

I hear Jerusalem bells a-ringing
Roman cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
Missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can't explain
Once you'd gone there was never
Never an honest word
And that was when I ruled the world

It was a wicked and wild wind
Blew down the doors to let me in
Shattered windows and the sound of drums
People couldn't believe what I'd become
Revolutionaries wait
For my head on a silver plate
Just a puppet on a lonely string
Oh who would ever want to be king?

I hear Jerusalem bells a-ringing
Roman cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can't explain
I know St Peter won't call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Hear Jerusalem bells a-ringing
Roman cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can't explain
I know St Peter won't call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world





Stargate: The Movie (1994)

(spotting the men)
Chien pe-ow. Mieu.

(also spotting them)
Chien pe-ow. Mieu. Mieu. Mieu, shien mow.

[O'Neil and the others approach, the mastadge still following. Skaara approaches them. Everyone else has stopped work.]

All right, Jackson. You're on.


You're the linguist. Try to talk to them.

[Daniel stares at all of them.]

(walking forward, waving)







The Spokesman-Review


Then and Now U.S. Pavilion


U.S. Pavilion

Spokane’s Expo ‘74 continues to recede in the rear view mirror, but the silhouette of the former United States Pavilion reminds us of that one glorious summer of exhibitions, concerts, rides, famous faces and international visitors with its spider web of cables rising above Riverfront Park.


Springfield! Springfield!

Vanilla Sky (2001)

David, look at all these people. Seems as though they're just all chatting away, doesn't it?


Nothing to do with you.


And yet... maybe they're only here because you wanted them to be here. You are their god. Not only that, but you can make them obey you or even destroy you.

- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 08:07 AM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Friday 20 January 2017