Sunday, March 30, 2014
Despite the recent rash of rail incidents, public transportation is the safest way to travel.
"Well then, if Manhattan gets nuked, we know which muslim did it." - Edward Hove
"Commit suicide!" - Susan Benakova
"Die" - Donald Vaughan
"Take Potassium Chloride cyanide now please" - Shaun Patrick Mcintosh
"I just read the book 'Killing Kennedy' I can hardly wait to read a book about you !! 'Killing Obama' - Norma Murdock
"That it is time for him to DIE" - Dave Hemmerle
Murder of the U.S. President or any elected official is a capital offense - and considered terrorism. That's all I have to say.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Full recap from opening bell to the "shot heard round the world" on the ABC website.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
On March 13, 1964, Catherine Susan "Kitty" Genovese was closing her Hollis, Queens bar for the night and drove to her apartment in 80-20 Austin Street in Kew Gardens. Ms. Genovese parked her car at the Long Island Railroad parking lot across from her apartment building when she was stalked by Winston Mosley. Ms. Genovese ran across Lefferts Blvd when she was stabbed twice by Moseley, as she started to scream for help. Moseley returned at least one time to rape and stab Genovese in an area away from view of witnesses - it took nearly 30 minutes of the stabbing and rape before Moseley was finished with Genovese. During the attack, there were up to 38 witnesses who saw or heard Genovese's screams for help but did nothing to call police. By the time someone called police, one of Genovese's neighbors who went outside to help her, it was nearly an hour after the initial attack before police showed up. Ms. Genovese died from multiple stab wounds while enroute to a hospital in an ambulance. Media reports on the Kitty Genovese murder highlighted bystander's indifference to what society should do, the "It's not my problem" or "I don't want t get involved" attitude. Criminologists use this case to highlight apathy and the effect on reporting crime. The aftermath of the Kitty Genovese case brought reforms in how citizens report crimes in progress to the police and the urgency in responding to the crime scene, Moseley was caught almost week later on a burglary charge and is still serving life in prison, in addition to two 15 year terms stemming from his escape and recapture during transport to jail.
I wonder 50 years later if the same crime happened today (of course, by God I hope not), would people use their cell phones and take pictures or videos of the attack then post them on Instagram or Facebook? Would they bother to call police or do nothing but take pictures like the recent bus operator attack in Nassau County? Would people help or just ignore their neighbors?
ermergencies should be handled
Monday, March 10, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
This morning, Fox released a new 24:Live Another Day TV promo showing more information about the return of this great series. We know that Jack Bauer, the man who saved the world 8 times in 96 hours, is still a fugitive hiding in London when he finds out the U.S. President is also visiting London to speak with the Prime Minister. Jack also finds out that terrorists are planning (yet another) assassination attempt on the President (this story was also in Season 1 when President Palmer was targeted by more than one assassin). We also see a quick shot of one of the London Underground's rail lines. Whether this will be good for the series return or rehashing an old plot from Season 1 remains to be seen - I will still be watching it anyway. 24 returns on Cinco de Mayo - May 5th.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
I am a Netflix watcher - I love watching unlimited moves and TV shows for only $7.99 a month. Netflix has new offerings available for streaming, including the following: Silence of the Lambs (my favorite horror/suspense film), Capote (2005), The Blair Witch Project, Paul Newman in The Long Hot Summer, and the original Dirty Dancing with the late Patrick Swayze. Here's the CNN news story link for the inside scoop on Netflix's new goods. Binge away. :-)