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....

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/23/movies/awardsseason/the-history-in-lincoln-argo-and-zero-dark-thirty.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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....

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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....

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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 - MiamiHerald.com

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 - MiamiHerald.com

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...
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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...


http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/09/us-apple-greenlight-lawsuit-idUSBRE91713S20130209

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Nicaragua wants to be the next luxury resort destination

Good luck :/)
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324445904578286570109251816.html?mod=WSJ_hps_sections_lifestyle

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


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/06/health/more-smoking-found-by-mentally-ill-people.html?ref=health