Sunday, July 31, 2016

"A long night"

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Preacher (New)

697 AMCPHD: Sunday, July 31 11:20 PM [ 11:20 PM Sunday 31 July 2016 Pacific Time USA ]

Drama, Comedy, Paranormal

Call and Response

Jesse hopes to follow through on his promise to obtain answers from heaven; the entire town waits with bated breath.

Cast: Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Lucy Griffiths, Derek Wilson, Ian Colletti, W. Earl Brown, Anatol Yusef, Tom Brooke

Original Air Date: Jul 31, 2016

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: - posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 9:14 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Sunday 31 July 2016 -

Paris: But what happens if Mr. Riddick spots us first?

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- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 11:34 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Sunday 31 July 2016



Pitch Black (2000)


Johns: Zeke, fully-loaded clip. Safety's on. One shot if you spot him, okay?

Zeke: Don't tell me you're going off too.

Johns: Yeah.

Paris: But what happens if Mr. Riddick spots us first?

Johns: [grinning] There will be no shots.


- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 9:14 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Sunday 31 July 2016

Muslims: God's Morons.

At least those idiotic and hypocritical (all self-proclaimed "Christians" are *indeed* hypocrites, or at least seriously mentally ill) Christians allow women to vote. Well, now they do. After they were forced to do so.

- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 4:25 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Sunday 31 July 2016

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Dark Matter

Dark matter

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dark matter is an unidentified type of matter comprising approximately 27% of the mass and energy in the observable universe that is not accounted for by dark energy, baryonic matter (ordinary matter), and neutrinos. The name refers to the fact that it does not emit or interact with electromagnetic radiation, such as light, and is thus invisible to the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Although dark matter has not been directly observed, its existence and properties are inferred from its gravitational effects such as the motions of visible matter, gravitational lensing, its influence on the universe's large-scale structure, and its effects in the cosmic microwave background. Dark matter is transparent to electromagnetic radiation and/or is so dense and small that it fails to absorb or emit enough radiation to be detectable with current imaging technology.

Estimates of masses for galaxies and larger structures via dynamical and general relativistic means are much greater than those based on the mass of the visible "luminous" matter.

The standard model of cosmology indicates that the total mass–energy of the universe contains 4.9% ordinary matter, 26.8% dark matter and 68.3% dark energy. Thus, dark matter constitutes 84.5% of total mass, while dark energy plus dark matter constitute 95.1% of total mass–energy content. The great majority of ordinary matter in the universe is also unseen

Woman Around Town

Phoebe Cates – Blue Tree Style

Posted on April 19, 2009 by Charlene Giannetti in Woman Around Town

When Phoebe Cates walked the Red Carpet at the Academy Awards, she won rave reviews for her dress, a stunning red silk with a delicate beaded top. When the TV people asked, she told them her dress, shoes, and purse came from her own store, Blue Tree on Madison Avenue in Carnegie Hill. “I was there like a visitor,” she said with a laugh. (Her husband, Kevin Kline, was a presenter). “But why not go wearing your own stuff?”

Especially when the “stuff” from your own store is incredible. Opened in 2005, Blue Tree has built up a loyal following on the Upper East Side. And because Cates’s store features everything from toys to household goods to jewelry and clothing, shoppers young and old always manage to find something special. Recently, Cates expanded the rear of the store (a neighboring florist was looking to shed the space) to set up a larger area for her popular home goods. A Blue Tree candle with the store’s signature scent constantly sells out and sometimes involves a waiting list.

Cates created the store she felt Carnegie Hill needed. “I’ve lived here for fifteen years, and I just always felt hard pressed to find gifts,” she said. “This neighborhood is wonderful and has some great shops, but it’s a little conservative and staid. I felt with my kids, we were always leaving the neighborhood to find fun stuff.” She often remarked to friends that someone should open a store until a friend challenged her with, “Why don’t you?”

Carnegie Hill, a landmarked area of the city, boasts many beautiful trees, including one in front of Cates’s store. “I wanted the store’s name to have tree in it,” she said, “and also to be a little quirky to get across what the store was about.” Her husband suggested Blue Tree and the deed was done.

Blue Tree is indeed unusual, stocked with items that are unexpected and unique. “My dream was to have it like a general store according to me,” she said. “I wanted to create a place where everyone could find something, an adventure at every turn.”

The downstairs area is a treasure trove of baby gifts, toys, games, vintage finds, jewelry, and books. “We do the gift shows, but we try to look with a different eye,” Cates explained. Whimsical items may win her over, but she wants each to have a purpose. “I know how hard it is to resist clutter,” she said. “Some items are decorative, but they also have to be functional.”

Prices range from $5 to $5,000. “We have things in the lower price range, but we also want choices for someone who wants a bit of luxury,” she said. “You don’t have to go to Barney’s. You can come here.” Clothing and jewelry are the mainstays of the store. “The rest is for fun,” she said.

“Give You the Moon” jewelry line, by Cates and designer Pablo Valencia, is very popular. The idea is to create a charm necklace in silver or gold. “You are gifting people with charms representing things you wish you could give them,” she explained. “You can give them a walk-in-closet, a private island, a magic wand, the moon, or the stars.” The necklace chain is $35 in silver, $110 in gold, and charms start at $80.

The dress Cates wore at the Oscars, although designed for her, was previously made up in a polka dot fabric and featured in the store’s window. Anyone who desires to walk her own red carpet may have the dress made up in the fabric of her choice.

Although Cates is known as an actress with memorable roles in the Gremlins movies, as well as Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Bright Lights, Big City, and Princess Carabo, she does have experience working in stores. When she was eleven she didn’t want to go to camp, so she found a job at the Gallery Drug Store near Bloomingdale’s. “I stocked shelves and pretended to shop to spot shoplifters. I worked as a spy,” she said, laughing.

Later on, she worked as a sales person at Fred Leighton’s. Her jewelry on Oscar night came from the jeweler and she once sold some of Leighton’s lower-priced items in her store. Cates doesn’t think of herself as being in retail. “I think more personally about it,” she said. “I’m a good people person in general and I’m comfortable” with customers.

While Cates’s profile as an actress certainly helped the store initially, now the store “stands on its own.” She added: “I feel it’s almost like children of celebrities. They are going to be who they are.”

Cates said her family has been supportive. Cates and Kline have a son, Owen, and a daughter, Greta. “They love the store,” she said. “My kids are not big shoppers, but they do help from time to time.” Cates said her daughter has helped select graphic novels and comic books to sell in the store. “We have this fabulous Corner Bookstore and you won’t find that kind of reading material there,” she said.

Her children do love the city and their neighborhood. “It’s such a funny thing,” she said. “My daughter recently said to me, `Don’t you love the way New York smells?’ I know what she means. It’s an urban smell.”

Despite the downturn in the economy, Cates feels optimistic about her store. “We’ve always catered to the people in this economy,” she said. “We might not be selling as much of our $2,000 jewelry, but we are making up for it in other areas. We’re still a business.”

She never worried about banner headlines if her venture failed. “I learned when I was sixteen years-old,” she said. “My father said they wrap fish in it the next day. No one is looking that closely at everyone. It’s just fodder. You can’t take it too seriously.”

Blue Tree

1283 Madison Avenue, between 91st and 92nd Streets

212-369-blue (2583)

Woman Around Town’s Six Questions:

Favorite Place to Shop: Costco, near a friend’s home in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

Favorite Place to Eat: There are so many, guess I’d have to say, on the inexpensive end, Grey’s Papaya and on the high end, Sfoglia, 1402 Lexington Avenue, at 92nd Street.

Favorite New York Sight: I absolutely love when I land at night and have a bird’s eye view of the city all lit up.

Favorite New York Moment: When you get one of those crazy New York snows and everything is white and quiet for a while.

What You Love About New York: I love the people. I love the fact that there’s a street life, one that doesn’t exist anywhere else. In other places you are stuck in your car a whole lot. There’s a pace, energy, and a great character to the street and you can have exchanges or not. Which is great.

What You Hate About New York: I’ve gone off taxis for the moment. When children say to you they feel safer on the subway than in a taxicab, there needs to be a crack down. You have to go to taxi court to be heard. Go to London or even Paris and you can refuse the rudeness.

From 5/23/2005 to 4/19/2009 is 1427 days

From 4/19/2009 to 3/16/2013 ( --- ) is 1427 days


Cinderella Man (2005)

Release Info

USA 23 May 2005 (Universal City, California) (premiere)


Cinderella Man (2005)

Full Cast & Crew

Russell Crowe ... Jim Braddock


Cinderella Man (2005)


Jim Braddock: You think you're telling me something? Like, what, boxing is dangerous, something like that? You don't think working triple shifts and at night on a scaffold isn't just as likely to get a man killed? What about all those guys who died last week living in cardboard shacks to save on rent money just to feed their family, 'cause guys like you have not quite figured out a way yet to make money off of watching that guy die? But in my profession - and it is my profession - I'm a little more fortunate.

Battlestar Galactica Season 4 Episode 20

Daybreak, Part 2 (2)

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Mar 20, 2009 on Syfy


Adama: This is the Admiral. Just so there'll be no misunderstandings later, Galactica's seen a lot of history, gone through a lot of battles. This will be her last. She will not fail us, if we do not fail her. If we succeed in our mission, Galactica will bring us home. If we don't, it doesn't matter anyway.

Dark Matter Season 2 Episode 5

We Voted Not to Space You

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jul 29, 2016 on Syfy

AIRED: 7/29/16

F.D. » Transcripts » D » Dark Matter

02x05 - We Voted Not to Space You

That's it. I'm through. Like I said, you still need me. I know my way out of here.

I think I'll take my chances on my own.

Wait! Wait! Don't you want to know who hired me? I didn't kill him just 'cause he stole my face. I was paid.

I already know. It was Traugott. They tried to kill all of us in prison.

You're wrong. You don't know anything.

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 04/15/09 9:30 AM
On the sidewalk in front of this Vermont Inn building lies a pair of black socks very similar to those in a recent episode of "Heroes" and that was explained in last Monday's episode of "Heroes."

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 04/15/09 9:50 AM
this coffee tastes dusty.

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Google Maps

4th Ave

Seattle, Washington

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 04/19/09 7:27 PM
Who the hell knows what these vermin are up to.

It is something the same but new every goddamned day.

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Friday, July 29, 2016




Kerry Burgess



Kerry Burgess


- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 9:47 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Friday 29 July 2016

Hillary Rodham

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 02/13/09 3:51 PM
I sense nothing but hate from these people.

This place is pure evil.

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 13 February 2009 excerpt ends]

Springfield! Springfield!

Windtalkers (2002)

The Japs have pretty much busted every code we've thrown at 'em, Corporal. You men on the Solomons were lost to a broken code. Tell me something. You ever run into any Indians on the Solomons?

Indians, sir?

Navajo, to be exact. The Corps has developed a new code based on their language. It's had quite an impact. So much so the navy have decided to go to great lengths to protect it. That's why you're here.

The Washington Post


How Clinton’s email scandal took root

By Robert O'Harrow Jr. March 27 [ Retrieved 29 July 2016 ]

Hillary Clinton’s email problems began in her first days as secretary of state. She insisted on using her personal BlackBerry for all her email communications, but she wasn’t allowed to take the device into her seventh-floor suite of offices, a secure space known as Mahogany Row.

For Clinton, this was frustrating. As a political heavyweight and chief of the nation’s diplomatic corps, she needed to manage a torrent of email to stay connected to colleagues, friends and supporters. She hated having to put her BlackBerry into a lockbox before going into her own office.

Her aides and senior officials pushed to find a way to enable her to use the device in the secure area. But their efforts unsettled the diplomatic security bureau, which was worried that foreign intelligence services could hack her BlackBerry and transform it into a listening device.

On Feb. 17, 2009, less than a month into Clinton’s tenure, the issue came to a head. Department security, intelligence and technology specialists, along with five officials from the National Security Agency, gathered in a Mahogany Row conference room. They explained the risks to Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s chief of staff, while also seeking “mitigation options” that would accommodate Clinton’s wishes.

“The issue here is one of personal comfort,” one of the participants in that meeting, Donald Reid, the department’s senior coordinator for security infrastructure, wrote afterward in an email that described Clinton’s inner circle of advisers as “dedicated [BlackBerry] addicts.”

Clinton used her BlackBerry as the group continued looking for a solution. But unknown to diplomatic security and technology officials at the department, there was another looming communications vulnerability: Clinton’s Black­Berry was digitally tethered to a private email server in the basement of her family home, some 260 miles to the north in Chappaqua, N.Y., documents and interviews show.

Those officials took no steps to protect the server against intruders and spies, because they apparently were not told about it.

The vulnerability of Clinton’s basement server is one of the key unanswered questions at the heart of a scandal that has dogged her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Since Clinton’s private email account was brought to light a year ago in a New York Times report — followed by an Associated Press report revealing the existence of the server — the matter has been a source of nonstop national news. Private groups have filed lawsuits under the Freedom of Information Act. Investigations were begun by congressional committees and inspector general’s offices in the State Department and the U.S. Intelligence Community, which referred the case to the FBI in July for “counterintelligence purposes” after determining that the server carried classified material.

The FBI is now trying to determine whether a crime was committed in the handling of that classified material. It is also examining whether the server was hacked.

Dozens of FBI personnel have been deployed to run down leads, according to a lawmaker briefed by FBI Director James B. Comey. The FBI has accelerated the investigation because officials want to avoid the possibility of announcing any action too close to the election.

The Washington Post reviewed hundreds of documents and interviewed more than a dozen knowledgeable government officials to understand the decisions and the implications of Clinton’s actions. The resulting scandal revolves around questions about classified information, the preservation of government records and the security of her email communication.

From the earliest days, Clinton aides and senior officials focused intently on accommodating the secretary’s desire to use her private email account, documents and interviews show.

Throughout, they paid insufficient attention to laws and regulations governing the handling of classified material and the preservation of government records, interviews and documents show. They also neglected repeated warnings about the security of the BlackBerry while Clinton and her closest aides took obvious security risks in using the basement server.

Senior officials who helped Clinton with her BlackBerry claim they did not know details of the basement server, the State Department said, even though they received emails from her private account. One email written by a senior official mentioned the server.

The scandal has pitted those who say Clinton was innocently trying to find the easiest way to communicate against those who say she placed herself above the law in a quest for control of her records. She and her campaign have been accused of confusing matters with contradictory and evolving statements that minimized the consequences of her actions.

Clinton, 68, declined to be interviewed. She has said repeatedly that her use of the private server was benign and that there is no evidence of any intrusion.

In a news conference last March, she said: “I opted for convenience to use my personal email account, which was allowed by the State Department, because I thought it would be easier to carry just one device for my work and for my personal emails instead of two.”

During a Democratic debate on March 9, she acknowledged using poor judgment but maintained she was permitted to use her own server: “It wasn’t the best choice. I made a mistake. It was not prohibited. It was not in any way dis­allowed.”

The unfolding story of Clinton’s basement server has outraged advocates of government transparency and mystified political supporters and adversaries alike. Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., who is presiding over one of the FOIA lawsuits, has expressed puzzlement over the affair. He noted that Clinton put the State Department in the position of having to ask her to return thousands of government records — her work email.

“Am I missing something?” Sullivan asked during a Feb. 23 hearing. “How in the world could this happen?”

Hillary Clinton began preparing to use the private basement server after President Obama picked her to be his secretary of state in November 2008. The system was already in place. It had been set up for former president Bill Clinton, who used it for personal and Clinton Foundation business.

On Jan. 13, 2009, a longtime aide to Bill Clinton registered a private email domain for Hillary Clinton,, that would allow her to send and receive email through the server.

Eight days later, she was sworn in as secretary of state. Among the multitude of challenges she faced was how to integrate email into her State Department routines. Because Clinton did not use desktop computers, she relied on her personal BlackBerry, which she had started using three years earlier.

For years, employees across the government had used official and private email accounts.

The new president was making broad promises about government transparency that had a bearing on Clinton’s communication choices. In memos to his agency chiefs, Obama said his administration would promote accountability through the disclosure of a wide array of information, one part of a “profound national commitment to ensuring an open government.” That included work emails.

One year earlier, during her own presidential campaign, Clinton had said that if elected, “we will adopt a presumption of openness and Freedom of Information Act requests and urge agencies to release information quickly.”

But in those first few days, Clinton’s senior advisers were already taking steps that would help her circumvent those high-flown words, according to a chain of internal State Department emails released to Judicial Watch, a conservative nonprofit organization suing the government over Clinton’s emails.

Leading that effort was Mills, Clinton’s chief of staff. She was joined by Clinton adviser Huma Abedin, Undersecretary Patrick Kennedy and Lewis Lukens, a senior career official who served as Clinton’s logistics chief. Their focus was on accommodating Clinton.

Mills wondered whether the department could get her an encrypted device like the one from the NSA that Obama used.

“If so, how can we get her one?” Mills wrote the group on Saturday evening, Jan. 24.

Lukens responded that same evening, saying he could help set up “a stand alone PC in the Secretary’s office, connected to the internet (but not through our system) to enable her to check her emails from her desk.”

Kennedy wrote that a “stand-alone separate network PC” was a “great idea.”

Abedin and Mills declined to comment for this article, according to Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon. Lukens also declined to comment, according to the State Department.

As undersecretary for management, Kennedy occupies a central role in Clinton’s email saga. The department acknowledged that Kennedy, as part of his normal duties, helped Clinton with her BlackBerry. But in a statement, the department said: “Under Secretary Kennedy maintains that he was unaware of the email server. Completely separate from that issue, Under Secretary Kennedy was aware that at the beginning of her tenure, Secretary Clinton’s staff was interested in setting up a computer at the Department so she could email her family during the work day.

“As we have previously made clear — no such computer was ever set up. Furthermore, Under Secretary Kennedy had very little insight into Secretary Clinton’s email practices including how ­frequently or infrequently then-Secretary Clinton used email.”

As it happened, Clinton would never have a government BlackBerry, personal computer or email account. A request for a secure device from the NSA was rebuffed at the outset: “The current state of the art is not too user friendly, has no infrastructure at State, and is very expensive,” Reid, the security official, wrote in an email on Feb. 13, adding that “each time we asked the question ‘What was the solution for POTUS?’ we were politely told to shut up and color.”

Clinton would continue to use her BlackBerry for virtually all of her government communication, but not on Mahogany Row.

Her first known BlackBerry communication through the basement server came on Jan. 28, 2009, when Clinton exchanged notes with Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, then chief of the U.S. Central Command, according to a State Department spokeswoman. It has not been released.

Few knew the details behind the new address. But news about her choice to use her own BlackBerry spread quickly among the department’s diplomatic security and “intelligence countermeasures” specialists.

Their fears focused on the seventh floor, which a decade earlier had been the target of Russian spies who managed to plant a listening device inside a decorative chair-rail molding not far from Mahogany Row. In more recent years, in a series of widely publicized cyberattacks, hackers breached computers at the department along with those at other federal agencies and several major corporations.

The State Department security officials were distressed about the possibility that Clinton’s BlackBerry could be compromised and used for eavesdropping, documents and interviews show.

After the meeting on Feb. 17 with Mills, security officials in the department crafted a memo about the risks. And among themselves, they expressed concern that other department employees would follow the “bad example” and seek to use insecure BlackBerrys themselves, emails show.

As they worked on the memo, they were aware of a speech delivered by Joel F. Brenner, then chief of counterintelligence at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, on Feb. 24 at a hotel in Vienna, Va., a State Department document shows. Brenner urged his audience to consider what could have happened to them during a visit to the recent Beijing Olympics.

“Your phone or BlackBerry could have been tagged, tracked, monitored and exploited between your disembarking the airplane and reaching the taxi stand at the airport,” Brenner said. “And when you emailed back home, some or all of the malware may have migrated to your home server. This is not hypothetical.”

At the time, Clinton had just returned from an official trip that took her to China and elsewhere in Asia. She was embarking on another foray to the Middle East and Europe. She took her BlackBerry with her.

In early March, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security Eric Boswell delivered a memo with the subject line “Use of Blackberries in Mahogany Row.”

“Our review reaffirms our belief that the vulnerabilities and risks associated with the use of Blackberries in the Mahogany Row [redacted] considerably outweigh the convenience their use can add,” the memo said.

He emphasized: “Any unclassified Blackberry is highly vulnerable in any setting to remotely and covertly monitoring conversations, retrieving e-mails, and exploiting calendars.”

Nine days later, Clinton told Boswell that she had read his memo and “gets it,” according to an email sent by a senior diplomatic security official. “Her attention was drawn to the sentence that indicates (Diplomatic Security) have intelligence concerning this vulnerability during her recent trip to Asia,” the email said.

But Clinton kept using her private BlackBerry — and the basement server.

The server was nothing remarkable, the kind of system often used by small businesses, according to people familiar with its configuration at the end of her tenure. It consisted of two off-the-shelf server computers. Both were equipped with antivirus software. They were linked by cable to a local Internet service provider. A firewall was used as protection against hackers.

Few could have known it, but the email system operated in those first two months without the standard encryption generally used on the Internet to protect communication, according to an independent analysis that Venafi Inc., a cybersecurity firm that specializes in the encryption process, took upon itself to publish on its website after the scandal broke.

Not until March 29, 2009 — two months after Clinton began using it — did the server receive a “digital certificate” that protected communication over the Internet through encryption, according to Venafi’s analysis.

It is unknown whether the system had some other way to encrypt the email traffic at the time. Without encryption — a process that scrambles communication for anyone without the correct key — email, attachments and passwords are transmitted in plain text.

“That means that anyone could have accessed it. Anyone,” Kevin Bocek, vice president of threat intelligence at Venafi, told The Post.

The system had other features that made it vulnerable to talented hackers, including a software program that enabled users to log on directly from the World Wide Web.

Four computer-security specialists interviewed by The Post said that such a system could be made reasonably secure but that it would need constant monitoring by people trained to look for irregularities in the server’s logs.

“For data of this sensitivity .?.?. we would need at a minimum a small team to do monitoring and hardening,” said Jason Fossen, a computer-security specialist at the SANS Institute, which provides cybersecurity training around the world.

The man Clinton has said maintained and monitored her server was Bryan Pagliano, who had worked as the technology chief for her political action committee and her presidential campaign. It is not clear whether he had any help. Pagliano had also provided computer services to the Clinton family. In 2008, he received more than $5,000 for that work, according to financial disclosure statements he filed with the government.

In May 2009, with Kennedy’s help, Pagliano landed a job as a political employee in the State Department’s IT division, documents and interviews show. It was an unusual arrangement.

At the same time, Pagliano apparently agreed to maintain the basement server. Officials in the IT division have told investigators they could not recall previously hiring a political appointee. Three of Pagliano’s supervisors also told investigators they had no idea that Clinton used the basement server or that Pagliano was moonlighting on it.

Through an attorney, Pagliano declined a request from The Post for an interview. He also refused a request from the Senate Judiciary and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committees to discuss his role. On Sept. 1, 2015, his attorney told the committees that he would invoke his Fifth Amendment rights if any attempt was made to compel his testimony. He was later given immunity by the Justice Department in exchange for his cooperation, according to articles in the New York Times and The Post.

In a statement, Clinton’s campaign said the server was protected but declined to provide technical details. Clinton officials have said that server logs given to authorities show no signs of hacking.

“The security and integrity of her family’s electronic communications was taken seriously from the onset when it was first set up for President Clinton’s team,” the statement said. “Suffice it to say, robust protections were put in place and additional upgrades and techniques employed over time as they became available, including consulting and employing third party experts.”

The statement added that “there is no evidence there was ever a breach.”

The number of emails moving through the basement system increased quickly as Hillary Clinton dove into the endless details of her globetrotting job. There were 62,320 in all, an average of 296 a week, nearly 1,300 a month, according to numbers Clinton later reported to the State Department. About half of them were work-related.

Her most frequent correspondent was Mills, her chief of staff, who sent thousands of notes. Next came Abedin, the deputy chief of staff, and Jacob Sullivan, also a deputy chief of staff, according to a tally by The Post.

Clinton used as her address, making it immediately apparent that the emails were not coming from or going to a government address.

Most of her emails were routine, including those sent to friends. Some involved the coordination of efforts to bring aid to Haiti by the State Department and her husband’s New York-based Clinton Foundation — notes that mixed government and family business, the emails show.

Others involved classified matters. State Department and Intelligence Community officials have determined that 2,093 email chains contained classified information. Most of the classified emails have been labeled as “confidential,” the lowest level of classification. Clinton herself authored 104 emails that contained classified material, a Post analysis later found.

Before the server received a digital certificate marking the use of standard encryption, Clinton and her aides exchanged notes touching on North Korea, Mexico, Afghanistan, military advisers, CIA operations and a briefing for Obama.

Clinton adviser Philippe Reines wrote a note to her about Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai. Reines started his note by reminding Clinton that Reines’s “close friend Jeremy Bash is now [CIA Director Leon E.] Panetta’s Chief of Staff.” The rest of the note was redacted before release, under grounds that it was national-security-sensitive.

On Sunday, March 29, 2009, just hours before standard encryption on the server began, Sullivan emailed Clinton a draft of a confidential report she was to make to Obama. “Attached is a draft of your Mexico trip report to POTUS,” Sullivan wrote.

In the high-pressure world of diplomacy, the sharing of such material had been a discreet but common practice for many years. Officials who manage problems around the clock require a never-ending flow of incisive information to make timely decisions.

Not all classified material is equally sensitive. Much of it involves discussions about foreign countries or leaders, not intelligence sources and methods. Working with classified materials can be cumbersome and, in the case of low-level classification, annoying.

On Feb. 10, 2010, in an exchange with Sullivan, Clinton vented her frustration one day when she wanted to read a statement regarding José Miguel Insulza, then secretary general of the Organization of American States. Sullivan wrote that he could not send it to her immediately because the department had put it on the classified network.

“It’s a public statement! Just email it,” Clinton shot back, just moments later.

“Trust me, I share your exasperation,” Sullivan wrote. “But until ops converts it to the unclassified email system, there is no physical way for me to email it. I can’t even access it.”

Early on June 17, 2011, Clinton grew impatient as she waited for “talking points” about a sensitive matter that had to be delivered via a secure line.

“They say they’ve had issues sending secure fax. They’re working on it,” Sullivan wrote his boss.

Clinton told him to take a shortcut.

“If they can’t, turn into nonpaper w no identifying heading and send nonsecure,” she said.

Clinton spokesman Fallon said she was not trying to circumvent the classification system.

“What she was asking was that any information that could be transmitted on the unclassified system be transmitted,” he said. “It is wrong to suggest that she was requesting otherwise. The State Department looked into this and confirmed that no classified material was sent through a non-secure fax or email.”

Security remained a constant concern. On June 28, 2011, in response to reports that Gmail accounts of government workers had been targeted by “online adversaries,” a note went out over Clinton’s name urging department employees to “avoid conducting official Department business from your personal email accounts.”

But she herself ignored the warning and continued using her BlackBerry and the basement server.

In December 2012, near the end of Clinton’s tenure, a nonprofit group called Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW, filed a FOIA request seeking records about her email. CREW received a response in May 2013: “no records responsive to your request were located.”

Other requests for Clinton records met the same fate — until the State Department received a demand from the newly formed House Select Committee on Benghazi in July 2014. The committee wanted Clinton’s email, among other things, to see what she and others knew about the deadly attack in Libya and the response by the U.S. government.

Officials in the department’s congressional affairs office found some Clinton email and saw that she had relied on the private domain, not the department’s system.

Secretary of State John F. Kerry resolved to round up the Clinton emails and deliver them to Congress as quickly as possible. Department officials reached out to Clinton informally in the summer of 2014. On Oct. 28, 2014, the department contacted Clinton and the offices of three other former secretaries — Madeleine K. Albright, Condoleezza Rice and Colin L. Powell — asking if they had any email or other federal records in their possession.

Albright and Rice said they did not use email while at State. Powell, secretary of state from 2001 to 2005, had a private email account through America Online but did not retain copies of his emails. The inspector general for the State Department found that Powell’s personal email account had received two emails from staff that contained “national security information classified at the Secret or Confidential levels.”

Clinton lawyer David Kendall later told the State Department that her “use of personal email was consistent with the practices of other Secretaries of State,” citing Powell in particular, according to a letter he wrote in August.

But Powell’s circumstances also differed from Clinton’s in notable ways. Powell had a phone line installed in his office solely to link to his private account, which he generally used for personal or non-classified communication. At the time, he was pushing the department to embrace the Internet era and wanted to set an example.

“I performed a little test whenever I visited an embassy: I’d dive into the first open office I could find (sometimes it was the ambassador’s office). If the computer was on, I’d try to get into my private email account,” Powell wrote in “It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership.” “If I could, they passed.”

Powell conducted virtually all of his classified communications on paper or over a State Department computer installed on his desk that was reserved for classified information, according to interviews. Clinton never had such a desktop or a classified email account, according to the State Department.

On Dec. 5, 2014, Clinton lawyers delivered 12 file boxes filled with printed paper containing more than 30,000 emails. Clinton withheld almost 32,000 emails deemed to be of a personal nature.

The department began releasing the emails last May, starting with some 296 emails requested by the Benghazi committee. In reviewing those emails, intelligence officials realized that some contained classified material.

Clinton and her campaign have offered various responses to questions about the classifications. At first, she flat-out denied that her server ever held any. “There is no classified material,” she said at a March 10, 2015, news conference.

Her campaign later released a statement saying she could not have known whether material was classified, because it was not labeled as such. “No information in Clinton’s emails was marked classified at the time she sent or received them,” the statement said.

Clinton has also suggested that many of the emails were classified as a formality only because they were being prepared for release under a FOIA request. Her campaign has said that much of the classified material — in emails sent by more than 300 individuals — came from newspaper accounts and other public sources.

“What you are talking about is retroactive classification,” she said during a recent debate. “And I think what we have got here is a case of overclassification.” Her statement appears to conflict with a report to Congress last year by inspectors general from the State Department and the group of spy agencies known as the Intelligence Community. They made their report after the discovery that four emails, from a sample of 40 that went through her server, contained classified information.

“These emails were not retro­actively classified by the State Department,” the report said. “Rather these emails contained classified information when they were generated and, according to IC classification officials, that information remains classified today. This classified information should never have been transmitted via an unclassified personal system.”

One of those four emails has since been declassified and released publicly by the State Department. The department has questioned the classification of another of those emails.

Twenty-two emails discovered later were deemed so highly classified that they were withheld in their entirety from public release. “They are on their face sensitive and obviously classified,” Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, told The Post. “This information should have been maintained in the most secure, classified, top-secret servers.”

Fallon pointed out that none of those emails originated with Clinton, something that he said Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the Senate Select Intelligence Committee vice chairman, has noted. “We strongly disagree with the decision to withhold these emails in full,” he said.

Under Title 18, Section 1924, of federal law, it is a misdemeanor punishable by fines and imprisonment for a federal employee to knowingly remove classified information “without authority and with the intent to retain such documents or materials at an unauthorized location.”

Previous cases brought under the law have required proof of an intent to mishandle classified information, a high hurdle in the Clinton case. The basement server also put Clinton at risk of violating laws and regulations aimed at protecting and preserving government records.

In a statement, Clinton’s campaign said she had received “guidance regarding the need to preserve federal records” and followed those rules. “It was her practice to email government employees on their ‘.gov’ email address. That way, work emails would be immediately captured and preserved in government ­record-keeping systems,” the statement said.

Fallon said that “over 90 percent” of the more than 30,000 work-related emails “were to or from government email accounts.”

Specialists interviewed by The Post said her practices fell short of what laws and regulations mandated. Some of those obligations were spelled out a few months before Clinton took office in National Archives and Records Administration Bulletin 2008-05, which said every email system was supposed to “permit easy and timely retrieval” of the records.

The secretary of state’s work emails are supposed to be preserved permanently. In addition, rules also mandated that permanent records are to be sent to the department’s Records Service Center “at the end of the Secretary’s tenure or sooner if necessary” for safekeeping.

Under Title 18, Section 2071, it is a Class E felony to take federal records without authorization, something that is sometimes referred to as the “alienation” of records. The law is rarely enforced, but a conviction can carry a fine or imprisonment.

Jason R. Baron, a former director of litigation at the National Archives and Records Administration, told the Senate Judiciary Committee last year he believed that Clinton’s server ran afoul of the rules. In a memo to the committee, Baron wrote that “the setting up of and maintaining a private email network as the sole means to conduct official business by email, coupled with the failure to timely return email records into government custody, amounts to actions plainly inconsistent with the federal recordkeeping laws.”

On May 19, 2015, in response to a FOIA lawsuit from the media organization Vice News, U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras ordered all the email to be released in stages, with re­dactions.

One notable email was sent in August 2011. Stephen Mull, then serving as the department’s executive secretary, emailed Abedin, Mills and Kennedy about getting a government-issued BlackBerry linked to a government server for Clinton.

“We are working to provide the Secretary per her request a Department issued Blackberry to replace personal unit, which is malfunctioning (possibly because of her personal email server is down.) We will prepare two version for her to use — one with an operating State Department email account (which would mask her identity, but which would also be subject to FOIA requests).”

Abedin responded decisively.

“Steve — let’s discuss the state blackberry. doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.”

Fallon said the email showed that the secretary’s staff “opposed the idea of her identity being masked.”

Last month, in a hearing about a Judicial Watch lawsuit, U.S. District Judge Sullivan cited that email as part of the reason he ordered the State Department produce records related to its initial failures in the FOIA searches for Clinton’s records.

Speaking in open court, Sullivan said legitimate questions have been raised about whether Clinton’s staff was trying to help her to sidestep FOIA.

“We’re talking about a Cabinet-level official who was accommodated by the government for reasons unknown to the public. And I think that’s a fair statement: For reasons heretofore unknown to the public. And all the public can do is speculate,” he said, adding: “This is all about the public’s right to know.”

Us Weekly

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama's 20th Wedding Anniversary Album

October 3, 2012

October 3, 1992

"It was beautiful," Michelle's close pal, PR exec Yvonne Davila, once told Us Weekly of the couple's vows at Chicago's Trinity United. Attended by 200 guests, Michelle "was happy," Davila said. "She was marrying the man she loves."

Credit: courtesy of the White House

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: Posted by H.V.O.M at 4:55 AM Thursday, September 04, 2008

Wedding Date:

On October 18, 1992, Michelle and Barack's wedding ceremony was performed by Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois.

Source: Dreams From My Father, page 401.

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 04 September 2008 excerpt ends]

Chicago Tribune

Barack and Michelle Obama on their wedding day, October 18, 1992.


Spider-Man 2 (2004)


Garbage Man: [on bringing in Spider-Man's discarded costume] Now look, uh, I think I deserve a little something for this.

J. Jonah Jameson: Give ya fifty bucks.

Garbage Man: I could get more than that on eBay.

J. Jonah Jameson: All right, a hundred. Miss Brant, give this man his money and throw in a bar of soap.

From 1/17/1964 ( Michelle Obama ) 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 ) is 14120 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 6/30/2004 is 14120 days

From 7/15/1977 ( premiere US film "The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington" ) To 6/30/2004 is 9847 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 10/18/1992 is 9847 days


Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Release Info

USA 30 June 2004

Encyclopædia Britannica

Michelle Obama menu

American first lady

Michelle Obama, née Michelle LaVaughn Robinson (born January 17, 1964, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.)


The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977)

Release Info

USA 15 July 1977

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: Posted by H.V.O.M at 7:40 AM Sunday, February 08, 2009

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

That's what it's been signaling...

its readiness
to transmit its information.

And there's no one on Earth...

who could recognize the old signal
and send a response.

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 04/09/07 3:37 PM
I must have dreamed of Lilly Jang again last night. I like that promo ad of her in the burgundy outfit.

[ same color as the sheets on my bed.

Memorable quotes for

Superman Returns (2006)

Lois Lane: But there are a dozen other stories out there.

Perry White: Yeah? Name one.

Lois Lane: Well, there was a museum robbery last night. Hmm? Even Superman missed that one... he was too busy saving this hooker.

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 08 February 2009 excerpt ends]

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: Posted by H.V.O.M at 10:54 AM Thursday, January 22, 2009,CST-NWS-wedding03.stng

15TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY | Obamas recall first date, proposal that 'shut up' Michelle

October 3, 2007

BY SCOTT FORNEK Political Editor/

And today, Michelle, 43, and Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama, 46, will celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary.

Biography for

Michelle Obama

Date of Birth

17 January 1964


Barack Obama (3 October 1992 - present)

Graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in Sociology, and went on to earn a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 22 January 2009 excerpt ends]

From 3/7/1925 ( Rene Arthur Gagnon ) To 2/6/1952 ( His Majesty King George VI deceased ) is 9832 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 10/3/1992 is 9832 days

From 4/5/1898 To 2/6/1952 ( His Majesty King George VI deceased ) is 19664 days

19664 = 9832 + 9832

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 10/3/1992 is 9832 days


Barack Obama Verified account


Twenty years ago today, I married the love of my life and my best friend. Happy anniversary, Michelle. -bo

RETWEETS 19,934 LIKES 9,305

6:36 AM - 3 Oct 2012

Find A Grave

Rene Arthur Gagnon

Birth: Mar. 7, 1925 Manchester Hillsborough County New Hampshire, USA

Death: Oct. 12, 1979 Manchester Hillsborough County New Hampshire, USA


Letter to President William McKinley from Annie Oakley

Letter to President William McKinley from Annie Oakley, offering the government the services of a company of 50 “lady sharpshooters” who would provide their own arms and ammunition should war break out with Spain, April 5, 1898.

Daily Mail

The King is dead, long live the Queen: The true story of the day Her Majesty learned of her father's death


UPDATED: 03:17 EST, 9 January 2012

It has long been known that the Queen found out about the death of her father King George VI during a visit to Kenya.

But the true story of what happened on 6th of February 1952 has only just come to light, nearly 60 years after it happened.

The story begins with Her Majesty leaving England on 31st January to undertake the visit to the country in place of her sick father.



album: "Sam's Town" (2006)



"Sam's Town"

Nobody ever had a dream round here,
but I don't really mind and/that it's starting to get to me
Nobody ever pulls the seams round here,
but I don't really mind and/that it's starting to get to me

I've got this energy beneath my feet
like something underground's gonna come up and carry me,
I've got this sentimental heart that beats
but I don't really mind (and) it's starting to get to me

Now.."Why do you waste my time?"
Is the answer to the question on your mind
And I'm sick of all my judges
so scared of what they'll find
But I know that I can make it
As long as somebody takes me home,
every now and then...

Oh, have you ever seen the lights?
Have you ever seen the lights?

I took the shuttle on a shock-wave ride,
where the people on the pen pull the trigger for accolade
I took a bullet, and I looked inside
Running through my veins
An American masquerade

I still remember Grandma Dixie's wake,
I never really known anybody to die before
Red white and blue upon a birthday cake,
My brother, he was born on the fourth of the July...and that's all

Solar System: Mon 2005 Jun 13 23:59


Quotes for

Marvin (Character)

from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

Marvin: Incredible... it's even worse than I thought it would be.

- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 5:31 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Friday 29 July 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Stand

Stephen King

The Stand - The Complete & Uncut Edition

Chapter 1

Hapscomb’s Texaco sat on Number 93 just north of Arnette, a pissant four-street burg about 110 miles from Houston. Tonight the regulars were there, sitting by the cash register, drinking beer, talking idly, watching the bugs fly into the big lighted sign.

It was Bill Hapscomb’s station, so the others deferred to him even though he was a pure fool. They would have expected the same deferral if they had been gathered together in one of their business establishments. Except they had none. In Arnette, it was hard times. In 1980 the town had had two industries, a factory that made paper products (for picnics and barbecues, mostly) and a plant that made electronic calculators. Now the paper factory was shut down and the calculator plant was ailing—they could make them a lot cheaper in Taiwan, it turned out, just like those portable TVs and transistor radios.

Norman Bruett and Tommy Wannamaker, who had both worked in the paper factory, were on relief, having run out of unemployment some time ago. Henry Carmichael and Stu Redman both worked at the calculator plant but rarely got more than thirty hours a week. Victor Palfrey was retired and smoked stinking home-rolled cigarettes, which were all he could afford.

“Now what I say is this,” Hap told them, putting his hands on his knees and leaning forward. “They just gotta say screw this inflation shit. Screw this national debt shit. We got the presses and we got the paper. We’re gonna run off fifty million thousand-dollar bills and hump them right the Christ into circulation.”

Palfrey, who had been a machinist until 1984, was the only one present with sufficient self-respect to point out Hap’s most obvious damfool statements. Now, rolling another of his shitty-smelling cigarettes, he said: “That wouldn’t get us nowhere. If they do that, it’ll be just like Richmond in the last two years of the States War. In those days, when you wanted a piece of gingerbread, you gave the baker a Confederate dollar, he’d put it on the gingerbread, and cut out a piece just that size. Money’s just paper, you know.”

“I know some people don’t agree with you,” Hap said sourly. He picked up a greasy red plastic paper-holder from his desk. “I owe these people. And they’re starting to get pretty itchy about it.”

Stuart Redman, who was perhaps the quietest man in Arnette, was sitting in one of the cracked plastic Woolco chairs, a can of Pabst in his hand, looking out the big service station window at Number 93. Stu knew about poor. He had grown up that way right here in town, the son of a dentist who had died when Stu was seven, leaving his wife and two other children besides Stu.

His mother had gotten work at the Red Ball Truck Stop just outside of Arnette—Stu could have seen it from where he sat right now if it hadn’t burned down in 1979. It had been enough to keep the four of them eating, but that was all. At the age of nine, Stu had gone to work, first for Rog Tucker, who owned the Red Ball, helping to unload trucks after school for thirty-five cents an hour, and then at the stockyards in the neighboring town of Braintree, lying about his age to get twenty backbreaking hours of labor a week at the minimum wage.

Now, listening to Hap and Vic Palfrey argue on about money and the mysterious way it had of drying up, he thought about the way his hands had bled at first from pulling the endless handtrucks of hides and guts. He had tried to keep that from his mother, but she had seen, less than a week after he started. She wept over them a little, and she hadn’t been a woman who wept easily. But she hadn’t asked him to quit the job. She knew what the situation was. She was a realist.

Some of the silence in him came from the fact that he had never had friends, or the time for them. There was school, and there was work. His youngest brother, Dev, had died of pneumonia the year he began at the yards, and Stu had never quite gotten over that. Guilt, he supposed. He had loved Dev the best… but his passing had also meant there was one less mouth to feed.

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: - posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 11:03 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Monday 13 June 2016 -

Even here on the east side of the state, in this area that, as I wrote before, doesn't seem able to decide if it is prospering or dying.

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 13 June 2016 excerpt ends]

Springfield! Springfield!

Transcendence (2014)

And by the time you and I are done talking, we'll own this diner.


JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 03/30/07 3:08 AM
A very detailed dream about being on a Luge course at an Olympic competition. I can remember that I made two timed runs through the course. I can remember very clearly the first part of the course going down a large hill and going very fast. But the weird part is that I was going backwards and that I had to make a 90-degree turn about half-way through the course, which was very tricky. There was a wall there at the turn that I would have hit if I hadn't got it right. I can remember making course adjustment to my sled as I was traveling backwards and approaching the turn that would be to my left as my back was to it and it was a turn that I couldn't even actually see. I can remember that my time was in the range of 13-something, which I guess means the course took me over 13 minutes. I had no idea if that was good enough time to earn a gold medal. Then I was back at the course start I guess to make a third run. But I didn't see any point to it so I went into some kind of nearby building to return my sled. But at that point, my sled was some kind of copper-colored rocket. There were three people in the room and one was Thedia. Another was a woman I remember as Donna, who was friend of Thedia's when we lived in that rented house on Dequincy in De Queen. I don't know who was the 3rd person as he was talking to Donna and had his back to me. I went back outside to make my third and final run and I remember that Donna was announcing my name over the PA but she kept getting my middle name wrong. First she called me Kerry Abner Burgess and then she called me Kerry Charlie Burgess, and she was saying something else but I think at the end, she just like the mike open and wasn't saying anything. I was at the start of the Luge course while she was talking and I was configuring my sled but now it included a chair from a kitchen table. It seemed that the chair would drag behind me on ropes. Instead of having the chair with its back flat to the ice while the legs were horizontal to the ice, the back of the chair was vertical to the ice while the legs were horizontal to the ice. Throughtout the dream, I have the indescribable sense of the blue sky, which I can almost visualize and which I could seen parts of the horizon of the sky and their is some indescribable notion connected to that visualization about jet aircraft.

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 30 March 2007 excerpt ends]

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Stephen King

The Stand - The Complete & Uncut Edition

Chapter 1

As Vic and Hap chewed it out, there was still a little dusk left in the sky, but the land was in shadow. Cars didn’t go by on 93 much now, which was one reason that Hap had so many unpaid bills. But there was a car coming now, Stu saw.

It was still a quarter of a mile distant, the day’s last light putting a dusty shine on what little chrome was left to it. Stu’s eyes were sharp, and he made it as a very old Chevrolet, maybe a ‘75. A Chevy, no lights on, doing no more than fifteen miles an hour, weaving all over the road. No one had seen it yet but him.

“Now let’s say you got a mortgage payment on this station,” Vic was saying, “and let’s say it’s fifty dollars a month.”

“It’s a hell of a lot more than that.”

“Well, for the sake of the argument, let’s say fifty. And let’s say the Federals went ahead and printed you a whole carload of money. Well then those bank people would turn round and want a hundred and fifty. You’d be just as poorly off.”

“That’s right,” Henry Carmichael added. Hap looked at him, irritated. He happened to know that Hank had gotten in the habit of taking Cokes out of the machine without paying the deposit, and furthermore, Hank knew he knew, and if Hank wanted to come in on any side it ought to be his.

“That ain’t necessarily how it would be,” Hap said weightily from the depths of his ninth-grade education. He went on to explain why.

Stu, who only understood that they were in a hell of a pinch, tuned Hap’s voice down to a meaningless drone and watched the Chevy pitch and yaw its way on up the road. The way it was going Stu didn’t think it was going to make it much farther. It crossed the white line and its lefthand tires spurned up dust from the left shoulder. Now it lurched back, held its own lane briefly, then nearly pitched off into the ditch. Then, as if the driver had picked out the big lighted Texaco station sign as a beacon, it arrowed toward the tarmac like a projectile whose velocity is very nearly spent. Stu could hear the worn-out thump of its engine now, the steady gurgle-and-wheeze of a dying carb and a loose set of valves. It missed the lower entrance and bumped up over the curb. The fluorescent bars over the pumps were reflecting off the Chevy’s dirt-streaked windshield so it was hard to see what was inside, but Stu saw the vague shape of the driver roll loosely with the bump. The car showed no sign of slowing from its relentless fifteen.

“So I say with more money in circulation you’d be—”

“Better turn off your pumps, Hap,” Stu said mildly.

“The pumps? What?”

Norm Bruett had turned to look out the window. “Christ on a pony,” he said.

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Battlestar Galactica (2003)

Sometimes a Great Notion [4.13]

[Starbuck and Leoben just found a crashed Viper, where she sees a corpse looking like her]

Starbuck: If you've got an explanation for this, now's the time.

Leoben: I don't have one. I was wrong...about Earth.

Kara: Your Hybrid told me something. Said that I was the harbinger of death, that I would lead us all to our end.

Leoben: She told you that? [Leoben runs away]

Starbuck: Is it true? Is it true?

- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 9:40 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Thursday 28 July 2016

Requiem For Methuselah

Requiem For Methuselah [ Star Trek: The Original Series ]

Stardate: 5843.7

Original Airdate: 14 Feb, 1969

SPOCK: You were born?

FLINT: In that region of earth later called Mesopotamia, in the year 3834 BC, as the millennia are reckoned. I was Akharin, a soldier, a bully and a fool. I fell in battle, pierced to the heart and did not die.

MCCOY: Instant tissue regeneration coupled with some perfect form of biological renewal. You learned that you were immortal and

FLINT: And to conceal it. To live some portion of a life, to pretend to age and then move on before my nature was suspected.

SPOCK: Your wealth and your intellect are the product of centuries of acquisition. You knew the greatest minds in history.

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: - posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 6:21 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Sunday 15 November 2015 -

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 7/16/2001 is 2400 days

2400 = 1200 + 1200

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 2/14/1969 ( premiere US TV series episode "Star Trek"::"Requiem for Methuselah" ) is 1200 days

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 15 November 2015 excerpt ends]

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: - posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 6:21 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Sunday 15 November 2015 -

From 12/25/1971 ( George Walker Bush the purveyor of illegal drugs strictly for his personal profit including the trafficking of massive amounts of cocaine into the United States confined to federal prison in Mexico for illegally smuggling narcotics in Mexico ) To 7/16/2001 is 10796 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 5/25/1995 ( Bill Clinton - Statement on the United Nations/NATO Decision To Launch Airstrikes in Bosnia-Herzegovina ) is 10796 days

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 15 November 2015 excerpt ends]

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: - posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 6:21 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Sunday 15 November 2015 -

[ See also: ]



For Immediate Release

Office of the Press Secretary

July 16, 2001

President Presents Medal of Honor to Captain Ed W. Freeman

Remarks by the President at Presentation of the Medal of Honor to Captain Ed W. Freeman

The East Room

9:35 A.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Please be seated. Good morning, and welcome to the White House. Today, for the first time, I will present the Medal of Honor.

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 15 November 2015 excerpt ends]

- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 7:21 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Thursday 28 July 2016

"A hundred other names you do not know."


Quotes for

Marvin (Character)

from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

"The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy: Episode #1.2" (1981)

Marvin: Here I am, brain the size of a planet, and they tell me to take you up to the bridge. Call that job satisfaction? Cause I don't.

Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

COCHRANE: I think I forgot something.

RIKER: What?

COCHRANE: I don't know. It's probably nothing.

Metamorphosis [ Star Trek: The Original Series ]

Stardate: Unknown

Original Airdate: Nov 10, 1967

KIRK: What about you, Cochrane? How did you get here?

COCHRANE: Marooned, I told you.

Requiem For Methuselah [ Star Trek: The Original Series ]

Stardate: 5843.7

Original Airdate: 14 Feb, 1969

KIRK: A very old and lonely man. And a young and lonely man. We put on a pretty poor show, didn't we? If only I could forget.


Quotes for

Marvin (Character)

from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

"The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy: Episode #1.2" (1981)

Marvin: And then of course I've got this terrible pain in all the diodes down my left side.

Arthur Dent: Really.

Marvin: Oh, yes. I mean, I've asked for them to be replaced, but no-one ever listens.

- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 7:04 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Thursday 28 July 2016

*Nobody* was put on this Earth for any reason!

Stop peddling moronic ideas!

There is no God! There is no higher purpose!

Don't let your monkey ancestry cause your terror of The Sky!

You were created by parents the descendants (and the ancestors) of primitive animals.

The Answer To Life is that simple.

Get over yourself.

- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 3:21 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Thursday 28 July 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016




album: "Full Moon Fever" (1989)

(Tom Petty Solo)



"Depending On You"

You used to be such a sweet young girl


Biography for

Bill Gates

Date of Birth

28 October 1955, Seattle, Washington, USA

Birth Name

William Henry Gates III


Melinda Gates (1 January 1994 - present) 3 children

Children: Jennifer Katharine (26 April 1996), son Rory John (23 May 1999), Phoebe Adele (14 September 2002)


a person, especially a male, who assumes the dress and manner usually associated with the opposite sex.

a person who seeks sexual pleasure from wearing clothes that are normally associated with the opposite sex


Taxi Driver (1976)


Iris: I don't like what I'm doing, Sport.

Sport: Ah, baby, I don't want you to like what you're doing. If you like what you're doing, then you won't be my woman.

From 2/8/1976 ( premiere US film "Taxi Driver" ) To 2/26/1996 is 7323 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 11/20/1985 ( from the official United States Navy documents of Kerry Burgess: "CO,NEPTDCEN ADV LTR 1-86" ) is 7323 days

From 12/17/1959 ( premiere US film "On the Beach" ) To 2/26/1996 is 13220 days

13220 = 6610 + 6610

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 12/8/1983 ( premiere US film "Sudden Impact" ) is 6610 days

From 5/31/1930 ( Clint Eastwood ) To 1/17/1991 is 22146 days

22146 = 11073 + 11073

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 2/26/1996 is 11073 days

From 4/5/1951 ( premiere US film "Bedtime for Bonzo" ) To 2/26/1996 is 16398 days

16398 = 8199 + 8199

From 11/2/1965 To 4/14/1988 ( the minefield and Soviet Union-George Bush torpedo damage to United States Navy warship USS Samuel B. Roberts FFG 58 while US Navy FC2 Kerry Wayne Burgess was somewhere in the area on assignment onboard the US Navy warship USS Wainwright CG 28 ) is 8199 days

The American Presidency Project

William J. Clinton

XLII President of the United States: 1993 - 2001

Remarks Welcoming the World Series Champion Atlanta Braves

February 26, 1996

The President. Thank you very much. Senator Nunn, Congressman Lewis, Congressman Bishop, Terry McGuirk, Harvey Schiller, Bill Bartholomay, Stan Kasten, John Schuerholz, and to Bobby Cox and the coaches, the staff, and of course, the Atlanta Braves, let me welcome you all to the White House. We are delighted to have you here.

Secretary Riley is relocating from South Carolina to Georgia as a result of the outcome of the World Series. [Laughter] We're glad to see you here.

This is a happy day for all of us. Three years ago, shortly after I became President, I had occasion to meet the Canadian Prime Minister when he hosted a meeting in Vancouver between President Yeltsin and me. And he wanted to have all this high-flowing policy discussion, and I said, "Now, before anything else, I want to tell you that my number one objective in our relations with Canada is to win the World Series back." [Laughter] And I want to thank the Atlanta Braves for helping my foreign policy with Canada to succeed.

It was a great season, and it was a magnificent World Series victory. Since 1990 this team has been the winningest team in baseball, with three National League pennants and four division titles and an absolutely extraordinary level of performance, which for every baseball fan in America has been a thrilling thing to watch. Your victory is very well-deserved, not only because you have been there before but throughout the season you were dogged by doubts and secondguessing. I can identify with that. [Laughter] You proved your critics wrong, and you achieved baseball's highest goal by overcoming adversity and criticism.

Casey Stengel once said, good pitching beats good hitting and vice versa. [Laughter] Well, the Braves proved that last year. You had great hitting, great fielding, and great pitching. Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux have won every Cy Young Award for the past 5 years. You may have an antitrust suit on your hands, even with baseball's exemption. [Laughter]

We were all thrilled by Dave Justice's play and his solo home run in the final game, which put the Braves on top. And we were—I think all of us who grew up around baseball were literally stunned—I think "stunned" is the only word—by the success of your entire pitching staff. We may never see a performance like that again in my lifetime, and I want to compliment all of them, especially since Senator Nunn told me on the way in they were all good golfers as well. [Laughter]

I think the Braves have shown us the best side of professional sports: perseverance and hard work and commitment, and a commitment that has endured over seasons. There really does seem to be a spirit of teamwork that has worked for this team. At a time when so many people wonder whether the team spirit and the ties to community still characterize professional athletics, the Braves have demonstrated beyond doubt that in Atlanta and with the Braves that is still the truth, and that it has been richly rewarded by consistent performance year-in and year-out and finally by the World Series victory.

For all of that, I say on behalf of our entire country, congratulations. Welcome to the White House. It is an honor to have you here. And if you keep doing what you've been doing I expect you'll be here for several more years, and I hope I'm around for a few of them to welcome you back. Thank you very much.

[At this point, several gifts were presented to the President.]

The President. Thank you very much. I looked in here hoping I could find out how many strokes I would get from each player. [Laughter]

Let me say again to all of you, I welcome you here. We're going to take a little picture now and then have a receiving line next door so we can bring everyone in. It occurred to me that I ought to make one more point since the team is here and we were forced to delay this once because of the operation in Bosnia.

This room is a good reminder of why teams and why this country should never say die. And I think I should tell you this. It was in this room in 1814, 182 years ago, that symbolically the light of liberty in America almost went out. This room was all set up for a fancy banquet, and unbeknownst to the people who were planning to come, in the War of 1812, the British had actually landed a few miles from here.

And our President, James Madison, was the last President of the United States that actually was the operating Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. He was out of the White House, and his wife, Dolley, was basically going to host this dinner we were having. And so James Madison sent his wife word that the British were coming and that she should get out of here before she was killed.

But she had to save that picture of George Washington, which was painted in 1797, 200 years ago next year, by Gilbert Stewart. And we bought it for $500 in 1797. It's worth a dollar or two more today. [Laughter] She cut that picture out of a frame, rolled it up, and just before the British rolled in here she cleared out, along with all the party-goers. They came in and had the gall to eat all of our food, and then they burned the house down. And a lot of people thought the next day that America's days were numbered. It didn't turn out that way.

And I think if we all remember that, we can do more in our own lives to help our country, our teams, our families, and our communities. And that's the sort of spirit you've exhibited. I hope you'll—when times get tough, you'll remember that story. That was a long time ago, and we're still here.

God bless you, and thank you.

NOTE: The President spoke at 5:55 p.m. in the East Room at the White House.

Springfield! Springfield!

Batman Begins (2005)

Come on, Bruce. Come on.
Bruce, we have
some more hotels for you to buy.


Taxi Driver (1976)

Release Info

USA 8 February 1976


Taxi Driver (1976)

Full Cast & Crew

Robert De Niro ... Travis Bickle
Jodie Foster ... Iris

Channel 9

The History of Microsoft - 1985

Posted: Apr 16, 2009 at 5:25AM

By: Tina

November 20, 1985

Microsoft ships the retail version of Windows


On the Beach (1959)

Release Info

USA 17 December 1959


Sudden Impact (1983)

Release Info

USA 8 December 1983 (New York City, New York)


Sudden Impact (1983)

Full Cast & Crew

Clint Eastwood ... Harry Callahan
Sondra Locke ... Jennifer Spencer


Sudden Impact (1983)


Jennifer Spencer: So what now?

Harry Callahan: Now, I guess I'll have to...

Jennifer Spencer: [cutting him off] read me my rights?

Springfield! Springfield!

Taxi Driver (1976)

Why don't you come
to the commune with me?
What, come to the commune with you? No.
Why not?
I don't go to places like that.
- Come on, why not?
- I don't get along with people like that.
- Are you a Scorpion?
- What?
That's it, you're a Scorpion.
I can tell every time.
Besides, I got to stay here.
- Come on, why?
- I got something very important to do.
What's so important?
Doing something for the government.
The cab thing is just part-time.
Are you a narc?
- Do I look like a narc?
- Yeah.
I am a narc.
God! I don't know who's weirder, you or me.

- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 4:13 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Wednesday 27 July 2016