Gerald Posner in Miami Beach 2014

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Do directors have an obligation to make totally accurate movies based on real events or do they get a pass for fudging some facts to create a better story?

Remember, about the only thing that Oliver Stone got right in JFK was the date on which Kennedy was killed....

Thursday, February 21, 2013

From 3D graphics to biometric scans: How your smartphone will get smarter

Until my phone earns its own salary and helps pay some of my bills, I don't think my phone is that smart....


Monday, February 18, 2013

Why are men so foolish?

I think this would probably require a 2 or 3 volume book set.....

Why are men so foolish?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Italian Conspiracy Buffs Gain in Court Ruling on Crash

The Ustica Affair. Nothing quite a conspiracy theory in Italy. Especially where's there's smoke of a coverup....


Monday, February 11, 2013

Pope Benedict stunning news he will resign

I'm working on a book about the Vatican, so this is big news in my world.  Reports say it's been 600 years since a Pope resigned, but those are mostly cases in which two 'popes' claimed the Papacy and one 'resigned' to stop or avoid a war.  This is pretty much unprecedented since once elected, Popes - like royal heads of state - serve until they die....

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Mega mansion frenzy: Buyer snaps up Pat Riley’s $16M home to level it, rebuild - Real Estate News -

Mega McMansions are back fro the dead in Miami, only 4 years after the 'great crash.' The buyer of this $16 million waterfront home is tearing it down to build something grander. Pasha-style houses are under construction seemingly everywhere. A Russian recently spent $70 million on a trophy home.

Boom and bust. It's in the Miami DNA. And the word 'subtle' was long ago excised from the local dictionary.

Mega mansion frenzy: Buyer snaps up Pat Riley’s $16M home to level it, rebuild - Real Estate News -

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Capote Classic 'In Cold Blood' Tainted by Long-Lost Files

A journalist often becomes a victim to his sources. The people who agree to talk to him can form his view of the world. But it's a major problem when it strays from what really happened, what the underlying documents reveal as facts. In Cold Blood is a remarkable book, but it appears it is not the exemplar of a "immaculately factual" account of that chilling 1959 Kansas murder. It's fascinating, IMHO, to watch this story play out over 4 decades later...

Friday, February 8, 2013

Everyone wants to use Apple's billions....

The unusual strategy of the lawsuit to force Apple to part with some of its savings...

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Nicaragua wants to be the next luxury resort destination

Good luck :/)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Chinese Blogger Thrives as Muckraker

It's a long way from Tiananmen Square

Will the EU finally condemn Hezbollah for terrorism?

NYT: Bulgaria Implicates Hezbollah in July Attack on Israelis

Hitler was a non-smoking vegetarian so don't read too much into this study....:-

People With Mental Illness More Likely to Be Smokers, Study Finds