Archive for October, 2018

BlacKKKlansman

October 28, 2018

Based upon a true story, Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter. At the end of the movie, the car running into the street protestors in Virginia in 2017 with comments by David Duke, the past KKK Grand Wizard, & President Trump are shown.

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Boundaries

October 28, 2018

 

The more LAURA (Vera Farmiga) tries to set boundaries in her life, the faster those lines are crossed. Her 12-year-old son HENRY (Lewis MacDougall) is in trouble again at school. Her own penchant for adopting stray dogs and cats threatens to overwhelm their Seattle home. And her phone keeps ringing with calls she refuses to pick up—from her estranged father JACK (Christopher Plummer). Maybe Jack will stick around. For Laura, the chance to accept, forgive, and heal will never go away.

A Life of Francis Parkman by Charles Height Farnham

October 26, 2018

 

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This book starts with the first eight generations of his paternal & maternal genealogy. Then it explores his letters, diaries, publications, education, travels, lifestyle, society, health & 17 volumes of books to discover who this Francis Parkman, Jr. was.

Here is a readable downloadable link pdf for book :

https://www.google.com/search?q=a+life+of+francis+parkman+charles+height+farnham&oq=a+life+&aqs=chrome.1.69i59l2j69i60j69i57j69i59l2j69i60l3j69i61j0l11.5701j0j4&sourceid=silk&ie=UTF-8

 

Francis Parkman Bio:

https://parkmangenealogy.wordpress.com/?s=Francis+Parkman

 

 

 

 

 

The Oregon Trail – Francis Parkman

October 21, 2018

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The movie Dances with Wolves is essentially a sequel to the book written in 1846, The Oregon Trail. Francis Parkman, at 23,  lives with the Ogallalla Indian tribe during their buffalo hunts. Mahto – Tatonka ( which means Bull – Bear, rather than Buffalo as portrayed in DwW). He witnesses the last era of the free roaming Indians amongst the open prairies in the Dakotas. He encounters mountain trappers, dragoon soldiers, emigrants & Mormons.

Keen observations and a graphic style characterize the author’s remarkable record of a vanishing frontier. Detailed accounts of the hardships experienced while traveling across mountains and prairies; vibrant portraits of emigrants and Western wildlife; and vivid descriptions of Indian life and culture. A classic of American frontier literature.

The Oregon Trails Free pdf readable & downloadable links :

https://www.google.com/search?q=the+oregon+trail+francis+parkman+pdf&oq=the+oregon+trail+francis+parkman+pdf&aqs=chrome..69i57.15806j0j4&sourceid=silk&ie=UTF-8

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/122761.The_Oregon_Trail

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https://parkmangenealogy.wordpress.com/2009/11/15/francis-parkman-memorial-jamaican-plain-mass/

 

Searching

October 21, 2018

After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop, cellphone & social media  to look for clues to find her.

Biometrics @ Airports & Stadiums

October 20, 2018

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Futuristic Eye Scanning Device Launches at Fort Lauderdale Airport

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The movie, “Minority Report” included sci-fi devices that scanned potential criminals’ eyeballs to verify their identity before being arrested for crimes they’d planned to commit. The devices were also used to identify customers as soon as they entered a retail store. Similar to the movie’s sci-fi, futuristic equipment, a new security protocol has been launched at 39 locations throughout the nation, with Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) becoming the latest.

CLEAR, a biometrics company recently announced its expansion to FLL, the fourth location in the South Florida region and fifth in the state where CLEAR is available. The launch at FLL marks the 39th location in the company’s growing nationwide network of airports and stadiums.

With CLEAR, members move through a dedicated lane at security where they instantly validate their identities with a fingerprint or eye scan before moving on to physical security screening. CLEAR can be used today at FLL’s Terminal 2 and will soon be available at all terminals in the airport. The process is also in use at nearby Miami International Airport, Marlins Park and American Airlines Arena. Elsewhere in the state, CLEAR is available at Orlando International Airport.

“We are very pleased to welcome CLEAR to the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport,” said Mark Gale, CEO/Director of Aviation at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. “As our airport continues to experience phenomenal growth and transformation, we are always looking for the finest in amenities, shops, restaurants and services to enhance the guest experience, and we know that CLEAR is a fabulous addition to an already great line-up.”

“More than one hundred million people visit Florida every year, so our ability to offer a fast, predictable experience at both airports and stadiums in the area is extremely valuable,” said Howard Kass, SVP of Corporate Affairs at CLEAR. “We’re excited to build upon the ways members seamlessly move through life with our launch at Fort Lauderdale.”

With the launch at FLL, CLEAR is available at 26 major airports – covering the vast majority of domestic flights nationwide – and at the stadiums of 15 professional sports teams, including Marlins Park and American Airlines Arena in Miami. CLEAR also recently partnered with Major League Baseball to launch biometric ticketing, which enables fans to enter ballparks with just the tap of a finger. The company also unveiled biometric concessions and age validation for alcohol purchases — the first time in the United States that biometrics replace an ID for age validation and credit card for purchase in a single touch.

CLEAR membership is $15 per month with the option to add an additional family member for just $50 per year. Members can also bring their children under 18 with them through the CLEAR lane for free. Enrollment takes less than five minutes and members can immediately begin using CLEAR. CLEAR is SAFETY Act Certified as a Qualified AntiTerrorism Technology by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. At both the airport and sports stadiums, CLEAR members get faster access by moving to the front of physical security screening after biometric identification – including bag checks, magnetometers, etc. – but do not bypass security. According to the company, CLEAR and TSA’s PreCheck program are complementary. CLEAR automates the identity check which reportedly provides speed and predictability while PreCheck provides convenience during the physical screening process by allowing flyers to keep their shoes and coat on.

http://www.sfltimes.com/news/technology/futuristic-eye-scanning-device-launches-at-ft-laud-airport

In Those Days – 1926-40 Tales of a Happy Childhood

October 19, 2018

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Overview

In Those Days by Frances Cheston Train

Frances Cheston Train was born into a wealthy Philadelphia family in 1926. This tender, minutely observed and humorous memoir is packed with detailed descriptions of the Edwardian manners, rules and customs of Philadelphia society.

Train grew up in an enormous house in Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania, but her youth was marked by seasonal migrations to the family’s various homes-summers in Dark Harbor, Maine on the island of Islesboro, Christmas and Easter vacations at a plantation in South Carolina and weekends in the hunt country near Unionville, Pennsylvania.

In her Upstairs Downstairs childhood, young Francie spent as much time with the chauffeurs, the maids and her beloved nurse (as nannies were then called) as she did with her friends and family. She moved easily from one world to the other, her social consciousness gradually awakening as a teenager.

In Those Days is a vivid mosaic of a privileged and sheltered childhood in the 1930’s, insulated from the hardships of the Depression. The author remembers with affection those days of innocence, gentleness, kindliness and uncomplicated fun.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/in-those-days-frances-cheston-train/1008306940

Superyacht Samadhi

October 19, 2018

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Everything You Ned to Know About Daniel S. Loeb and his Yacht Samadhi – Yacht Name: Samadhi – Yacht Length: 61 m (200 ft) -Guests: 14 in 7 cabins – Crew: 20 in 9 cabins -Builder: Feadship – 2006 – IMO 1008671 -Yacht Value: US$ 50 million – Owners Name: Daniel Loeb – Loeb Net Worth: US$ 2.6 billion -Owners Company: Third Point – Owners Country: USA – Samadhi was built as April Fool for Sandy Weill.

https://www.charterworld.com/index.html?sub=yacht-charter&charter=my-samadhi-1036

Superyacht Maverick

October 19, 2018

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Maverick is a 137′ or 42.06m motor yacht, custom built in 1988 by Sterling Yachts for sale for $3,650,000. She was last refitted in 2013.

Performance + Capabilities

Maverick is capable of 14.00 knots flat out, with a cruising speed of 12.00 knots from her 58,312.70l. fuel tanks.

Maverick Accommodation

Maverick offers accommodation for up to 8 guests in 4 suites .

Maverick for Sale

This Motor Yacht Maverick is listed for sale on Superyachts.com, contact the broker for more details.

http://www.superyachts.com/motor-yacht-10975/maverick.htm

Black ’47

October 12, 2018

 

The Irish potato famine of 1845-47 removed one forth of the Irish population to England, America or by starvation. The British Empire used the Irish basically as mercenaries in foreign wars only to return to their Irish homes to see the British Empire destroying their families, homes and export their food harvests while they were starving. A patriarch of such a family was sentenced to seven years of prison for stealing a sheep to feed his family.  This Colonel, an Irish Connaught Ranger,  seeks justice for his dead family from those men who caused their deaths.


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