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FYI

Happy Birthday Bob Newhart & Freddie Mercury September 5, 2016

 

Bob Newhart

Bob Newhart

 

 

An asteroid has been named after Freddie Mercury to mark what would have been the singer’s 70th birthday.

The Queen frontman has had his name attached to Asteroid 17473, which was discovered in 1991 – the year he died.

Queen guitarist Brian May told a gathering of 1,250 fans at Montreux Casino in Switzerland that the asteroid would now be known as Asteroid 17473 Freddiemercury.

May said the honour marked “Freddie’s outstanding influence in the world”.

He said: “And so – for its first appearance in public – Asteroid Freddiemercury – happy birthday Freddie!”

Freddie Mercury: Asteroid named after late Queen star to mark 70th birthday

Brian May

907 Updates FYI September 5, 2016

aurorahunter

Northern Lights Taking Flight by Todd Salat

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KCAW

Sundays!

Blossom Teal – Anything Goes KCAW, Sitka

Program schedule near the upper left. Then click on Anything Goes (Sunday at noon) and it will come up for you to listen to.

 

 

Jim Edwards September 5, 2016

Paul worked with his son Steve and had visited Jim and family  in McCarthy.

Tom Kizzia: The life and times of Jim Edwards, the can-do genius of Alaska’s lost decades

 

 

Voting Changes in North Carolina September 5, 2016

The point of this post relates to comments by a North Carolina Republican consultant about whether the changes in North Carolina voting rules were racist or not. 

 

Southwest Fun Flying September 5, 2016

Pratt Brothers September 5, 2016

The Pratt brothers (Boris Karloff is on the far right)

The Pratt brothers (Boris Karloff is on the far right)

Pratt Brothers  great-aunt Anna Leonowens (of Anna and the King of Siam fame)

Pratt Brothers great-aunt Anna Leonowens (of Anna and the King of Siam fame)

 

William Pratt was born on 23 November 1887[3] at 36 Forest Hill Road, Camberwell, London, England.[4] Pratt himself stated that he was born in Dulwich, which is nearby in London.[5] His parents were Edward John Pratt, Jr. and Eliza Sarah Millard. His maternal grandparents were James Millard and Eliza Julia Edwards, a sister of Anna Leonowens (whose tales about life in the royal court of Siam (now Thailand) were the basis of the musical The King and I). The two sisters may have had some Anglo-Indian ancestry.[6]

Pratt spent his childhood years in Enfield, in the County of Middlesex. He was the youngest of nine children, and following his mother’s death was brought up by his elder siblings. He received his early education at Enfield Grammar School, and later at the private schools of Uppingham School and Merchant Taylors’ School. After this he attended King’s College London where he took studies aimed at a career with the British Government’s Consular Service. However, in 1909 he left university without graduating and drifted, departing England for Canada, where he worked as a farm labourer and did various odd itinerant jobs until happening into acting.[7] His brother, Sir John Thomas Pratt, became a distinguished British diplomat.[8]

He was bow-legged, had a lisp, and stuttered as a young boy.[9] He conquered his stutter, but not his lisp, which was noticeable all through his following career.

William Henry Pratt (23 November 1887 – 2 February 1969), better known by his stage name Boris Karloff

Earl Granville September 5, 2016

Earl Granville   This is a gem we found on the #AtlanticCity boardwalk, remembering our #KoreanWarVeterans. Modern day wounded vets....we are very glorified and respected in todays society, and I'm grateful for that...Here's to our past warriors who may not have had that privilege. May you never be forgotten. ??#KoreanWarMemorial

Earl Granville
This is a gem we found on the #AtlanticCity boardwalk, remembering our #KoreanWarVeterans.
Modern day wounded vets….we are very glorified and respected in todays society, and I’m grateful for that…Here’s to our past warriors who may not have had that privilege. May you never be forgotten. ??#KoreanWarMemorial

Mapping Alaska September 4, 2016

Laurel Andrews: Alaska maps released this week are most precise ever

 

Alaska Public Lands Information Centers

 

Alaska Mapped and the Statewide Digital Mapping Initiative

Carol Swartz September 4, 2016

Carol Swartz is a member of the Alaska Women’s Network (AWN website updated soon, maybe next week).

Dana Stabenow: Introducing Carol Swartz

Courts & Sentencing September 4, 2016

A 21-year-old woman in the small town of Hawley, Pennsylvania is facing life in prison for selling heroin to a person who then died of an overdose. Brittany Ann Banscher is being charged under a new initiative that’s aggressively targeting heroin trafficking in Pennsylvania. It’s part of a growing number of states that are using “drug dealer liability” or “death by delivery” laws to stringently punish drug dealers. An earlier version of Pennsylvania’s law was ruled unconstitutional by the state Supreme Court.

Anna Merlan: Woman Charged Under ‘Death by Delivery’ Law With Selling Heroin That Led to Overdose

 

 

Comments Welcome:

Across the board sentencing crimes in the US, or each state?

Would that help eliminate disparate punishments and court costs?
For example:
After receiving a driver’s license should there be a standard sentence for all criminal acts while driving? Raise the legal age for driving to 18, they could then be sentenced as adults. First time offense equates to x punishment. Each re-offense for the same act doubles or triples the punishment.  Age, race and gender is not a consideration with the severity of the crime.

Is the reason for the crime a consideration for sentencing?  A crime of mercy such as  assisted suicide?

How does equate the crime to the damage of the victim? Age of the perpetrator and age of the victim(s). Physical and psychological damages?   Long term effects of the crime?

Right now my focus is on physical and/or mental cruelty.  if the act is posted on the internet, it can not be erased.  It is a perpetual hell for the victim.

Bullying is another criminal topic.

I am going to stop for now~