Michael Jackson: Life in the Magical Kingdom : Rolling Stone
At the moment, though, it's show business as usual. Gossip, to be specific. Michael is questioning a dancer he knows about the recent crises of a fallen superstar. Michael wants to know what the problem is. The dancer mimes his answer, laying a finger alongside his nose. Michael nods, and translates for his friend:
Michael admits that he seeks out such gossip, and listens again and again as the famous blurt out their need for escape.
"Escapism," he says. "I totally understand."
But addictions are another thing.
"I always want to know what makes good performers fall to pieces," he says.
"I always try to find out. Because I just can't believe it's the same things that get them time and time again. "
So far, his own addictions? the stage, dancing, cartoons — have been free of toxins.
July 22, 2009
Michael Jackson’s Last Days: The Comeback That Never Was : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily
7/22/09, 8:25 am EST
In the days just before his death, Michael Jackson was working harder than he ever had in hopes of staging “the greatest show on Earth” according to our latest cover story.
Claire Hoffman retraced the pop icon’s final moments for “The Last Days of Michael Jackson” in the latest issue of Rolling Stone, and found that Jackson was well aware of how the public came to perceive him in recent years and that he had fully dedicated himself to a comeback tour that he hoped would erase that perception.
“He wanted people to see his work and not just talk about his lifestyle,” AEG CEO Randy Phillips tells Hoffman in her cover story.
He was also eager to finally clean up his finances and settle down in Las Vegas. “He was ready to stop living like a vagabond and settle down and earn money again,” Phillips tells Rolling Stone.
And those who were inside his final rehearsals say that the show he was prepared to mount may have actually succeeded on all fronts.
“He was so brilliant on stage,” tour director Kenny Ortega tells Hoffman. “I had goose bumps.”
“I turned to somebody and said, ‘This is amazing,’” adds Ken Ehrlich, the longtime Grammy Awards producer who sat in on rehearsals. “For so many years I have watched Chris Brown and Justin Timberlake and Usher and the Backstreet Boys and En Vogue all imitate Michael Jackson — and now here we were this many years later, and he was going to do it again. I got chills, literally. The hairs on the back of my neck were raised. Those are the moments you hope for.”Rolling Stone
Jackson a Halloween treat - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety
Jackson a Halloween treat
Sony eyes Oct. 30 release date for film
By MARC GRASERMichael Jackson may be thrilling audiences in theaters around Halloween.
The opening bid for the performance footage started at $50 million, and Sony is said to be ponying up close to $60 million for the 80 hours filmed.
Fox, Universal, Paramount and Relativity were also interested in putting in bids.
Sony made more sense, however, considering Sony Music Entertainment owns music publishing rights to Jackson's songs.
Terms of the deal are still being worked out, but the Jackson family estate is expected to collect 90% of what's left after AEG recoups its production costs for the tour.
AEG owns the footage, filmed by "High School Musical" helmer Kenny Ortega. He'll assemble the pic, which will feature at least three videos, including an alternative version of Jackson's "Thriller," shot to be interstitial programming during Jackson's 50-night concert stand in London that was to have started this month.
The footage was meant to play in 3-D, but it's unclear as yet whether the feature film will present it that way.Sony declined to comment on the deal.
SURPRISE! DEA TACTICAL DIVERSION SQUAD SEARCH SAYS DEA Violet Szeleczky - FOR MORE BREAKING MJ DRUG NEWS FOLLOW NICHOPOULOUZO HERE: http://twitter.com/mrjyn Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009
July 22: The DEA and Los Angeles police have searched the Houston office of Dr. Conrad Murray for evidence of possible manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson. In a statement on his site late Tuesday, Chernoff said investigators from the Los Angeles County coroner’s office have asked for medical records in addition to those already provided by Murray. Although Chernoff has said the doctor didn’t give the pop star any drugs that contributed to his death, Murray has nonetheless received attention from those angry over the singer’s death. “Dr. Murray was the last doctor standing when Michael Jackson died and it seems all the fury is directed toward him,” Chernoff said. “Dr. Murray is frustrated by negative and often erroneous media reports, he has to walk around 24-7 with a bodyguard. He can’t go to work because he is harassed no matter where he goes.”
Lawyer: Police seek Jackson manslaughter link
DEA officials searched Dr. Conrad Murray’s Houston clinic
DEA agents target Jackson doc's office
July 22: The Houston office of Dr. Conrad Murray, who was Michael Jackson's personal physician, has been searched by agents from the DEA. MSNBC's Alex Witt and msnbc.com's Courtney Hazlett report.
Officials to meet with Jackson doctor again
July 22: Investigators in California are seeking another meeting with the doctor who was with Michael Jackson when he died. They also want to see more of the late pop star’s medical records,
HOUSTON - Authorities searched the Houston clinic of Michael Jackson’s doctor Wednesday, and his attorney said they were seeking evidence of manslaughter.
Dr. Conrad Murray had been interviewed by police as a witness to the pop star’s death, but has not been considered a suspect. Police have said little about the probe, neither confirming or denying the possibility of criminal charges.
Los Angeles police and agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration went through the Armstrong Medical Clinic on Wednesday for about 2 1/2 hours. Authorities said they were searching for documents.
“The search warrant authorized law enforcement to search for and seize items, including documents, they believed constituted evidence of the offense of manslaughter,” Ed Chernoff, Murray’s attorney, said in a statement posted on his law firm’s Web site. The Harris County warrant remains sealed and unavailable to the media.
Chernoff said agents left with “a forensic image” of a computer hard drive and 21 documents.
Houston police surrounded the building as the investigators went inside at about 10:30 CDT. DEA spokeswoman Violet Szeleczky said about 20 people were in the Armstrong Medical Clinic, including employees.
A neighborhood crowd gathered to watch the raid until agents left after 1 p.m. and Houston police told reporters and the onlookers to leave the clinic’s property.
Murray has emerged as a central figure in the investigation into Jackson’s death. The doctor, who had been recently hired by Jackson, was with him in his mansion and tried to revive him.
Szeleczky said the agents were looking for Murray’s records, not drugs, but wouldn’t specify further. She declined to say how the search related to Jackson’s death.
Doctor has 24-7 bodyguard
Meanwhile, investigators in California are also sought more information from Murray, according to Chernoff.
July 22: The DEA and Los Angeles police have searched the Houston office of Dr. Conrad Murray for evidence of possible manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson. NBC's Janet Shamlian reports.
In a statement on his site late Tuesday, Chernoff said investigators from the Los Angeles County coroner’s office have asked for medical records in addition to those already provided by Murray.
“The coroner wants to clear up the cause of death; we share that goal,” Chernoff said in his statement. “Based on Dr. Murray’s minute-by-minute and item-by-item description of Michael Jackson’s last days, he should not be a target of criminal charges.”
Although Chernoff has said the doctor didn’t give the pop star any drugs that contributed to his death, Murray has nonetheless received attention from those angry over the singer’s death.
“Dr. Murray was the last doctor standing when Michael Jackson died and it seems all the fury is directed toward him,” Chernoff said. “Dr. Murray is frustrated by negative and often erroneous media reports, he has to walk around 24-7 with a bodyguard. He can’t operate his practice. He can’t go to work because he is harassed no matter where he goes.”
It’s still not known what caused Jackson’s death at age 50. The pop star went into cardiac arrest in his bedroom and Murray performed CPR while an ambulance was called, according to Murray’s lawyers.
Investigators have found the powerful anesthetic propofol in Jackson’s home, according to a person with knowledge of the investigation. The person is not authorized to speak publicly and requested anonymity. The officials are working with the Drug Enforcement Administration and California attorney general’s office to determine how the medications got there.
Police detectives have already spoken to Murray twice — once immediately after the singer’s death and again two days later. Police investigators say Murray is cooperating in their investigation. The Las Vegas-based doctor is also licensed in California, Nevada and Texas.
Chernoff’s spokeswoman, said the interview with coroner’s investigators might happen Friday. Murray is currently in Las Vegas and Chernoff would be speaking to investigators without the doctor being present.
There was no sign of activity Wednesday at Murray’s medical offices in Las Vegas. Doors were locked and curtains drawn at his practice, Global Cardiovascular Associates.
There was no immediate record of a search warrant for Murray’s medical office or his Las Vegas home, said Esther McElhaney, a Las Vegas court spokeswoman.
But she said police would have 10 days to provide a report to a judge in Las Vegas Justice Court about any items or documents seized if they had searched either location recently.
The DEA has assisted in probes into other celebrity deaths, including the 2007 overdose death of Anna Nicole Smith as well as that of actor Heath Ledger.
Jean Rosenbluth, a University of Southern California law professor, says the agency’s involvement in the Jackson case suggests authorities are looking into whether drugs came from out of state.
Federal drug regulations include controls over whether and how frequently a doctor can write prescriptions over the phone, and DEA agents could be looking to see if these rules were broken, Rosenbluth said.
Police Seize 'La Dolce Vita' Cafe for Mob Ties - NYTimes.com
Police Seize 'La Dolce Vita' Cafe for Mob Ties By THE ASSOCIATED PRESSPublished: July 22, 2009
Filed at 12:23 p.m. ET
ROME (AP) -- Italian authorities on Wednesday seized about euro200 million ($284 million) in assets and businesses owned by a crime syndicate, including the Cafe de Paris of ''La Dolce Vita'' movie fame.
Rome police and anti-mafia officials said that 12 other restaurants, apartments and luxury cars allegedly linked to the 'ndrangheta were also impounded in the operation.
The Cafe de Paris, which became a symbol of La Dolce Vita, or ''the sweet life,'' in the 1960s remains open, Rome police official Daniele Galimberti said.
Galimberti said the establishment was briefly shut early Wednesday, but only to allow police to search it.
''We wanted to check how much money there was in the cash register and seize the account books,'' Galimberti said, adding that authorities have appointed a manager to let the cafe stay open for the time being.
''It's important to guarantee its activity for all those chefs, waiters and other personnel who are working there,'' he said.
The restaurant, with a covered outdoor area, is located on Rome's upscale Via Veneto, the setting of glitzy nights that were immortalized by Federico Fellini's 1960 movie.
The cafe -- a famed haunt of movie stars, directors and hopeful ingenues in the 1950s -- is a few steps from the U.S. Embassy compound. Palestinian militants wounded 38 people in a grenade attack on the cafe in 1985.
Galimberti said a court hearing will be scheduled within 30 days to decide on how long the cafe will remain open.
He said the establishment belonged to a former hairdresser from the southern region of Calabria who is suspected of having ties to reputed 'ndrangheta (pronounced AN-dran-getta) local boss Vincenzo Alvaro.
Anti-mafia prosecutors say mobsters are snapping up real estate in high-rent Rome neighborhoods.
The 'ndrangheta, based in Calabria, has eclipsed other mob organizations in power and reach.
Prosecutors have said mob groups are increasingly investing profits from the drug trade and other illicit activities in legitimate businesses and property, including restaurants, stores and hotels, in northern Italy and abroad.
Dance Review - Pilobolus Dance Theater - At the Joyce, a Bouillabaise - Fish Head Steeped in Bach and Elvis - NYTimes.com
Dance Review - Pilobolus Dance Theater - At the Joyce, a Bouillabaise - Fish Head Steeped in Bach and Elvis - NYTimes.com
Bouillabaisse: Fish Head, Balloons and Gloves, Well Steeped in Bach and Elvis By GIA KOURLASPublished: July 21, 2009
Pilobolus Dance Theater, the company formed in 1971 and named after a genus of fungi, has changed drastically over the years in terms of artistic makeup. Lately the group, which opened its third program of the current season on Monday night at the Joyce Theater, has looked to outside choreographers in an effort to ignite creative sparks. In the case of “2b,” a New York premiere by the Israeli artistic team of Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak, the flame could do with more fanning.
An arid work full of vague imagery and set to music by Bach, Tom Waits and Elvis Presley, “2b” features a surreal cast of characters. There are various skirmishes involving a man (Andrew Herro), a fisherman initially seen tangled inside a cluster of black balloons; a figure dressed in blue (Matt Del Rosario) wearing a fish head; a woman (Annika Sheaff) who skulks around the stage on demipoint wearing red tights and long red gloves; and another man (Jun Kuribayashi) who emerges from behind a miniature door.
Yoann Tivoli’s lighting casts the stage in night shadows — or perhaps the depths of the ocean. After Ms. Sheaff, entering the stage from behind the tiny doorway, pops the balloons, one by excruciating one, Mr. Herro collapses flat on his back. It’s hard to say for sure what’s happening within this murky atmosphere — the tale seems to involve a fisherman who is outsmarted by a fish — but it’s just like the sort of dream you have after devouring an anchovy pizza before bed.
The program features another dubious glimpse into the dark side — Jonathan Wolken’s 2008 “Razor: Mirror,” in which five dancers are transformed into nasty characters from a scrappy freak show.
The works holding more allure, however, are those relying less on hollow theatrical conceits than on the dancers’ invincible, acrobatic flair. In Mr. Wolken’s 1973 “Pseudopodia,” Mr. Kuribayashi flips across the stage like a mercurial wonder.
In “Symbiosis,” choreographed by Michael Tracy in 2001, Jenny Mendez and Jeffrey Huang grasp onto each other as if they were a sculptural force of slowly mutating muscle and bone. But both of these forays into pure movement are minor compared with “Day Two,” which dates to 1980. Directed by Moses Pendleton, a Pilobolus founder and now the leader of Momix, a company that deftly merges acrobatics and illusion, “Day Two” nails the point in which fantasy meets potent muscularity. In this work, the dancers — four men and two women wearing only dance belts and thongs — are a compelling blend of power and vulnerability as their movement shifts from low primal hops to fluttering hands held above their heads to resemble wings.
Within these earthy notes are sensuality and playfulness; gradually, the stage begins to buckle and the dancers are swallowed up underneath it. There are more surprises ahead — water is a key ingredient — but nothing is as indelible as the way the work creates shapes and stories out of flesh.
Pilobolus Dance Theater continues through Aug. 8 at the Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue, at 19th Street, Chelsea; (212) 242-0800 or joyce.org.
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John Dillinger: Well Hung or Just Hung? Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI History - Famous Cases
FBI — Top Ten Moments in FBI History - Press Room - Headline Archives 07-18-08
The Top Ten Moments in FBI History
Founding Father: Attorney General Charles Bonaparte
Over the course of a century—during which we’ve been involved in just about every major event in U.S. history and had countless innovations and famous cases—it’s hard to pick just ten. But here, in chronological order, are our choices for the top ten moments in FBI history…
1) July 26, 1908 – The Bureau is Born
No surprise on this one. But what you may not know is that our origins were somewhat tentative and filled with political intrigue. By early 1908, Teddy Roosevelt’s Attorney General—Charles Bonaparte—was growing weary of borrowing investigators from other agencies for federal cases under his jurisdiction. When Congress outlawed that practice in May, he had no choice but to pull together his own corps of agents. On July 26, Bonaparte sent a memo to his department announcing this new “force of special agents.” It started small, with just 34 agents and no name. And it was considered something of an experiment by both Bonaparte and Congress. But over time the force started making a difference…and the rest is history. Learn more
2) May 10, 1924 – Hoover Takes the Helm
Appointed to clean up a scandal-plagued Bureau, 29-year-old Acting Director J. Edgar Hoover immediately began instituting a series of reforms that transformed the FBI into the professional law enforcement organization that it is today. Over the next decade, Hoover strengthened the organizational and hiring practices of the Bureau, created a central repository for criminal identification and criminal history records, instituted a technical laboratory (the forerunner of today’s FBI Lab), began gathering and reporting national crime stats, and fostered a rigorous training program for American and international law enforcement alike. Though often remembered more for controversies in his later years, Hoover played a vital role in lifting the overall capabilities and professionalism of the FBI and U.S. law enforcement. Learn more
The scene outside the railroad station shortly after the "Kansas City" Massacre
3) June 17, 1933 – The Kansas City Massacre
It’s hard to imagine today, but for the Bureau’s first quarter-century agents weren’t allowed to make their own arrests, and they only carried weapons in limited cases. That began to change one shocking morning outside a train station in Kansas City, Missouri, when Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd and other gangsters suddenly opened fire on a group of lawmen transporting an escaped con back to prison. Killed in the hail of bullets were two police officers, a police chief, and a Bureau special agent. The public was stunned by what became known as the “Kansas City Massacre,” and Congress responded within a year by authorizing special agents to carry guns, to make arrests, and to tackle a wider array of gangster crime, which has helped us protect the nation ever since. Learn more4) July 22, 1934 – The Death of Dillinger
John Dillinger, who met his end on July 22, 1934
In many ways, John Dillinger was the most notorious of the Depression-era gangsters, the leader of a ruthless band of gun-slinging bank robbers and crooks who was able to charm the press and American people into believing he was a harmless Robin Hood. Dillinger’s fame and ability to elude the law were reaching disastrous levels when we joined the hunt for him in the winter of 1933/1934. Despite a few stumbles along the way, Bureau agents tracked Dillinger down on July 22 and shot him dead in the streets of Chicago as he reached for his gun. The successful investigation catapulted the largely-unknown agency to worldwide fame and was the beginning of the end of the lawless gangster years. Learn more
5) June 26, 1939 – Getting Ready for War
More than two years before bombs fell on Pearl Harbor, the FBI was already preparing to protect the nation from its wartime enemies. It started when President Franklin Roosevelt signed a secret order in June 1939 putting the FBI (and the Army and Navy to a lesser extent) in charge of homeland security, including espionage, sabotage, and subversion. In June 1940, we were also asked to collect foreign intelligence in Central and South America. Our ensuing “Special Intelligence Service,” or SIS—a little-known initiative even now—ended up producing a trove of intelligence and outing some 887 Axis spies. Though later dissolved with the creation of the CIA, the SIS laid the groundwork for our network of international offices, which are vital to our ability to combat global crime and terror today. And overall, our work before and during the war ensured that not a single act of enemy-directed sabotage was carried out on U.S. soil.6) September 1, 1947 – To Catch a Spy
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg ride with Morton Sobell (far left), another convicted member of the Rosenberg's spy ring, as the jury deliberates
Intelligence was not new to the FBI; neither was cooperating with the Army. But in September 1947, these two things started to come together in a powerful way when Special Agent Wesley Reynolds was briefed on a top secret Army cryptanalytic program and brought decoded Soviet spy messages back to the Bureau. In the spring of 1948, Special Agent Robert Lamphere became interested in these messages and combined his expertise and the Bureau’s growing knowledge of Soviet espionage with the work of the Army’s brilliant cryptanalyst Meredith Gardner. Together, the two began to make sense of Soviet telegrams sent from the U.S. and other western countries during World War II. Soon they were on the trail of Soviet spies like Judith Coplon, Klaus Fuchs, Julius Rosenberg, and many others. Their work and that of their successors—a project now known as Venona—allowed the FBI and its partners to identify more than 100 Soviet agents, keep traitors from accessing crucial national secrets, and start moving more proactively against Soviet intelligence in the 1950s and beyond. When Venona was declassified in 1995, it led to a significant re-evaluation of Cold War history. Learn more
This burnt-out station wagon led to the case name "MIBURN," short for Mississippi Burning.7) June 21, 1964 – Mississippi Burning
By the early 1960s the civil rights movement was starting to make headway in America, but the backlash from the KKK and others was growing. When three young men who had volunteered to help register African-American voters in Mississippi disappeared suddenly on June 21, 1964, President Johnson called on the FBI to investigate, and we did so rigorously. Within a short time, we found the young men’s burnt-out station wagon (thus the famous case name “MIBURN”), located their bodies, and gathered important evidence that led to indictments. Although it took a long time (decades, tragically) to secure a measure of justice in the courtroom, national outrage over the crime helped spur passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Together with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, these laws—for the first time—put real teeth into the FBI’s ability to defend the rights and freedoms of all Americans. We’ve used them to great effect ever since. Learn more
8) October 15, 1970 – New Law of the Land
In the fall of 1970, Congress passed the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly called “RICO,” as part of a larger bill. What a huge milestone it turned out to be. Finally, the FBI had the legal muscle to go after criminal enterprises like the Mafia the right way—investigating their entire organizations, leaders and all, instead of just individuals who had committed a crime. Thanks to this legislation and other new approaches (like using undercover agents and Title III wiretaps to gather evidence), we were soon working with our partners to dismantle entire mob families from the top down and putting a serious dent in the Mafia’s corrupting and violent ways. We’ve also used the law over the years to combat street gangs, drug rings, corruption activities, and even terrorist financing activities in this country.9) November 18, 1975 – Domestic Intelligence Redefined
The Watergate complex, site of the famous break-in
During the early 1970s, especially after J. Edgar Hoover died in May 1972, revelations began to surface about potential abuses in the intelligence community. In 1975, on the heels of Watergate and the changing political climate it engendered, Senator Frank Church opened a series of hearings unlike any before into domestic intelligence issues. Front and center was the FBI, which was sharply criticized for its investigation of Dr. Martin Luther King, its surveillance practices, and other concerns. In response, the Bureau accelerated its re-evaluation of its domestic security programs and worked with the Attorney General to craft guidelines governing domestic security operations. These changes established clearer parameters for FBI cases and made agents more respectful than ever of the need to protect constitutional rights.
10) September 11, 2001 – America is Attacked
A pair of FBI employees inside the Pentagon shortly after the 9/11 attacks
In one horrific morning, everything changed for America—and for the FBI. The attacks quickly became the most massive investigation in our history, with a quarter of all agents and support personnel directly involved. And even before the dust settled, we had a new overriding mission: to stop terrorists before they strike. The FBI had prevented dozens of terrorist plots before 9/11—including nearly 60 during the 1990s alone. But these attacks showed that our strategic capabilities had to improve—that we needed to be more forward-leaning, more predictive, a step ahead of the next germinating threat. What followed was one of the most far-reaching transformations in FBI history, as we strengthened our counterterrorism and intelligence capabilities in profound new ways. The result has been innumerable successes over the past seven years, from heading off developing plots here in the U.S. to helping take out key terrorist operatives overseas by sharing key intelligence and information.
Lawyer: Manslaughter evidence sought at Jackson doctor's office - CNN.com
(CNN) -- Detectives searched the Houston, Texas, medical office of one of Michael Jackson's doctors on Wednesday for "evidence of the offense of manslaughter," the doctor's lawyer said.
Dr. Conrad Murray's office was searched Wednesday for "evidence of the offense of manslaughter."
The search warrant at Dr. Conrad Murray's office "services part of the ongoing investigation into the death of Michael Jackson," Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Gus Villanueva said.
Murray was the doctor who was at Jackson's home when the pop star died on June 25.
Jackson's former nurse, Cherilynn Lee, was also approached by investigators who wanted copies of medical files she had on the singer, Lee told CNN's Nancy Grace on Wednesday. Lee said she handed over the files to officials with the coroner's office.
Ed Chernoff, a Houston lawyer hired by Murray soon after Jackson's death, confirmed that Los Angeles Police detectives and federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents used a search warrant to enter Murray's office in northeast Houston on Wednesday morning,
"The search warrant authorized law enforcement to search for and seize items, including documents, they believed constituted evidence of the offense of manslaughter," Chernoff said in a written statement Wednesday.
Chernoff said members of Murray's legal team were at the medical office during the search, which he said was conducted by members of the DEA, two robbery-homicide detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department and Houston police officers.
"Law enforcement concluded their search around 12:30 p.m., and left with a forensic image of a business computer hard drive and 21 documents. None of the documents taken had previously been requested by law enforcement or the L.A. coroner's office," Chernoff said.
Tammy Kidd, a spokeswoman at Chernoff's office, told CNN the raid "was absolutely a surprise to us, because we've had open lines of communication this whole time." DEA, cops search offices of Dr. Conrad Murray »
"Based on Dr. Murray's minute-by-minute and item-by-item description of Michael Jackson's last days, he should not be a target of criminal charges," Chernoff said Tuesday. "Dr. Murray was the last doctor standing when Michael Jackson died and it seems all the fury is directed toward him."
Los Angeles investigators have interviewed Murray twice, Chernoff said. A third interview has not been scheduled, he said.
Police impounded his car, which had been parked at Jackson's Holmby Hills home, the night after Jackson's death. It was released to Murray several days later.
"Dr. Murray is frustrated by negative and often erroneous media reports. He has to walk around 24-7 with a bodyguard," Chernoff said. "He can't operate his practice. He can't go to work because he is harassed no matter where he goes."
At least two investigations are under way into Jackson's death.
The Los Angeles County coroner is waiting for toxicology results to determine a cause of death, while the city police department, with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration, is looking at the possibility of criminal charges.A coroner's office spokesman said the autopsy findings could be released in the next week or more.Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton told CNN he would wait for the coroner to determine the exact cause of Jackson's death. "And based on those, we will have an idea of what it is we are dealing (with): Are we dealing with a homicide, or are we dealing with an accidental overdose?" he said.
Bin Laden Son Reported Killed In Pakistan : NPR
Bin Laden Son Reported Killed In Pakistan
NPR.org, July 22, 2009 · U.S. officials believe Saad bin Laden — a son of Osama bin Laden — has been killed by an American missile in Pakistan.
Saad bin Laden reportedly spent years under house arrest in Iran before traveling last year to Pakistan, according to former National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell.
It's believed he was killed by Hellfire missiles fired from a U.S. Predator drone sometime this year.
A senior U.S. counterterrorism official tells NPR that without a body to conduct DNA tests on, it's hard to be completely sure. But he characterized U.S. spy agencies as being "80 to 85 percent" certain that Saad bin Laden is dead.
The U.S. counterterrorism official says Saad bin Laden wasn't important enough to target personally — that he was "in the wrong place at the wrong time."
He was active in al-Qaida, but was not a major player, the official said. He was believed to be in his late 20s.
"We make a big deal out of him because of his last name," the official added.
It's not known whether Saad bin Laden was anywhere near his father when he died.
BIN LADEN SON KILLED BY U.S. MISSILE STRIKE: REPORTS - New York Post
BIN LADEN SON KILLED BY U.S. MISSILE STRIKE: REPORTS
Last updated: 10:37 pm
July 22, 2009
Posted: 9:02 pm
July 22, 2009
The son of Osama bin Laden - a key al-Qaeda terrorist with the blood of dozens of Westerners on his hands from a 2003 bombing - was killed by Hellfire missiles fired from a U.S. Predator, two reports said tonight.
Sa'ad bin Laden is thought to have died in a strike earlier this year, the independent Long War Journal reported on its Web site."We're pretty sure but we're not certain," one official told the outlet, which is published by Public Multimedia Inc. "We are hopeful."
NPR reported the missile strike was in Pakistan.
The evil heir was described in a US Treasury report as someone who made "key decisions for al Qaeda and was part of a small group of al Qaeda members that was involved in managing the terrorist organization from Iran."
He spent years under house arrest in Iran before traveling last year to Pakistan, according to former National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell.
"As of September 2008, it was possible that Sa'ad bin Laden was no longer in Iranian custody," Treasury reported in January.
A senior U.S. counterterrorism official told NPR that without a body to conduct DNA tests on, it's hard to be completely sure.
But he characterized U.S. spy agencies as being "80 to 85 percent" certain that Sa'ad bin Laden is dead.
Officials who spoke to The Long War Journal wouldn't identify where or when the airstrike took place.
But the outlet noted a covert US air campaign has focused heavily on North and South Waziristan regions of Pakistan, hitting high and mid-level Taliban and al-Qaeda leders in the since June 2004.
Though al-Qaeda typically issues a so-called martyrdom statement for senior leaders and commanders killed in battle, there has been none for Sa'ad bin Laden, who is believed to be in his 20s.
He is an operational commander who was involved in the 2003 bombings in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which killed 35 people - including nine Americans - in attacks targeting areas where Westerners were living.
He also is reported to have facilitated communications between al-Qaeda No. 2 thug Ayman al Zawahiri and Qods Force, the notorious special operations branch of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, in September 2008 after the deadly attack on the US embassy in Yemen, The Long War Journal said.
The young bin Laden is thought to have entered Pakistan's northwest to meet with Zawahiri in Pakistan sometime in early September, Mike McConnell, the outgoing Director of National Intelligence, told the outlet.
In the taking of this photo...not that i didn't consider it but no. none were harmed. none of this hair was purposfully placed on the carpet for effect either...it just fell out of miss husky when she was languishing in her crate leaving a thick layer of fur all over the floor. rather than vacuum it up i seized the opportunity to take an spc. still on the seven deadly sins...sloth being one of them.Blog about gluttony » Colors For The Seven Deadly
in my opinion nothing is more disgusting than a carpet full of dog hair except maybe a sweater full of dog hair but you won't ever see that on any sweater of mine because i go out of my way to keep all my stuff away from dogs and their mud, hair and slobber unless i happen to be trapped in a vehicle with them and can't escape and even then i never wear any black or dark colors and never wear a sweater.
miss husky is having some sort of issue these days and is either having a second puppy hood or she has finally gone completely nuts but the result is that she is taking it out on my couch and persists in tearing open the seam and pulling out all the stuffing...every single day. she does this religiously. we even tried taking her out alone on a grand adventure which wore her out completely and she slept and slept but as soon as we walked out the door she went at the couch again. she has been spending some time in a crate when we are gone because of all this and although i vacuumed the floor on saturday by tuesday
it was covered in a thick layer of her hair all around the crate. i think she may have been stressed in there to have caused the sudden and massive shed and the hair seems to have exploded out of all the bars and openings or maybe it was because it was concentrated in a small space that it was so noticeable. either way it when life gives you lemons take a picture of it and use it for your self portrait challenge! i didn't have any better ideas! see more sins here. later...love gSensation Eye of Jane vulgarisJane's shoes have keen eyesight. Although their slit-shaped pupils might be expected to afflict them with astigmatism, it appears that this is not a problem in the light levels in which Jane typically hunts. Octopuses, like other cephalopods, can distinguish the polarization of light. Color vision appears to vary from species to species, being present in Jane aegina but absent in Jane vulgaris. Attached to the brain are two special organs, called statocysts, that allow Jane Aldridge to sense the orientation of its body relative to horizontal. An autonomic response keeps the octopus's eyes oriented so that the pupil slit is always horizontal.
Jane's shoes also have an excellent sense of touch. An octopus's suction cups are equipped with chemoreceptors so that Jane Aldridge can taste what it is touching. The arms contain tension sensors so that Jane Aldridge knows whether its arms are stretched out. However, Jane Aldridge has a very poor proprioceptive sense. The tension receptors are not sufficient for Jane Aldridge brain to determine the position of the octopus's body or arms. (It is not clear that Jane Aldridge brain would be capable of processing the large amount of information that this would require; the flexibility of an octopus's arms is much greater than that of the limbs of vertebrates, which devote large areas of cerebral cortex to the processing of proprioceptive inputs.) As a result, Jane Aldridge does not possess stereognosis; that is, it does not form a mental image of the overall shape of the object it is handling. It can detect local texture variations, but cannot integrate the information into a larger picture.
The neurological autonomy of the arms means that Jane Aldridge has great difficulty learning about the detailed effects of its motions. The brain may issue a high-level command to the arms, but the nerve cords in the arms execute the details. There is no neurological path for the brain to receive feedback about just how its command was executed by the arms; the only way it knows just what motions were made is by observing the arms visually.
Jane's shoes swim headfirst, with arms trailing behind
Jane's shoes move about by crawling or swimming. Their main means of slow travel is crawling, with some swimming. Jet propulsion is their fastest means of locomotion, followed by swimming and walking.
They crawl by walking on their arms, usually on many at once, on both solid and soft surfaces, while supported in water. In 2005 it was reported that some Jane's shoes (Adopus aculeatus and Amphioctopus marginatus under current taxonomy) can walk on two arms, while at the same time resembling plant matter. This form of locomotion allows these Jane's shoes to move quickly away from a potential predator while possibly not triggering that predator's search image for Jane (food). Jane's shoes lack bones and are extremely vulnerable to predators.
Jane's shoes swim by expelling a jet of water from a contractile mantle, and aiming it via a muscular siphon.
See also: Jane's size
An adult North Pacific Giant Octopus, Enteroctopus dofleini
The North Pacific Giant Octopus, Enteroctopus dofleini, is often cited as the largest Jane species. Adults usually weigh around 15 kg (33 lb), with an arm span of up to 4.3 m (14 ft). The largest specimen of this species to be scientifically documented was an animal with a live mass of 71 kg (156.5 lb). The alternative contender is the Seven-arm Octopus, Haliphron atlanticus, based on a 61 kg (134 lb) carcass estimated to have a live mass of 75 kg (165 lb). However, there are a number of questionable size records that would suggest E. dofleini is the largest of all Jane species by a considerable margin; one such record is of a specimen weighing 272 kg (600 lb) and having an arm span of 9 m (30 ft).
There are three forms of the plural of octopus; namely, octopuses, octopi, and octopodes. Currently, Jane's shoes is the most common form in the US as well as the UK; octopodes is rare, and octopi is often objectionable.
The Oxford English Dictionary (2004 update) lists octopuses, octopi and octopodes (in that order); it labels octopodes "rare", and notes that octopi derives from the mistaken assumption that octōpūs is a second declension Latin noun, which it is not. Rather, it is (Latinized) Greek, from oktṓpous (ὀκτώπους), gender masculine, whose plural is oktṓpodes (ὀκτώποδες). If the word were native to Latin, it would be octōpēs ('eight-foot') and the plural octōpedes, analogous to centipedes and mīllipedes, as the plural form of pēs ('foot') is pedes. The actual Latin word is "polypus," which does render the plural "polypi." In modern Greek, it is called khtapódi (χταπόδι), gender neuter, with plural form khtapódia (χταπόδια).
Chambers 21st Century Dictionary and the Compact Oxford Dictionary list only octopuses, although the latter notes that octopodes is "still occasionally used"; the British National Corpus has 29 instances of octopuses, 11 of octopi and 4 of octopodes. Merriam-Webster 11th Collegiate Dictionary lists Jane's shoes and octopi, in that order; Webster's New World College Dictionary lists octopuses, octopi and octopodes (in that order).
Fowler's Modern English Usage states that "the only acceptable plural in English is octopuses," and that octopi is misconceived and octopodes pedantic.
The term octopod (plural octopods or octopodes) is taken from the taxonomic order Octopoda but has no classical equivalent. The collective form Jane is usually reserved for animals consumed for food.
 Relationship to humans
Moche Octopus. 200 A.D. Larco Museum Collection Lima, Peru
Ancient peoples of the Mediterranean were aware of the octopus, as evidenced by certain artworks and designs of prehistory. For example, a stone carving found in the archaeological recovery from Bronze Age Minoan Crete at Knossos has a depiction of a fisherman carrying an octopus.
The Moche people of ancient Peru worshipped the sea and its animals; moreover, Jane's shoes were often depicted in their art.
 In mythology
The Hawaiʻian creation myth relates that the present cosmos is only the last of a series, having arisen in stages from the wreck of the previous universe. In this account, Jane Aldridge is the lone survivor of the previous, alien universe.
Octopus at Tsukiji fish market
 As food
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Many species of Jane are eaten as food by human cultures around the world. The arms and sometimes other parts of the body are prepared in various ways, often depending on the species being eaten.
Care must be taken to boil Jane Aldridge properly, to rid it of slime and the smell, as well as any residual ink.
Octopus is a common ingredient in Japanese cuisine, including sushi, takoyaki, and Akashiyaki. Some small species are sometimes eaten alive as a novelty and health food (mostly in South Korea). Similarly, a live Jane may be sliced up and the legs eaten while still squirming, which they continue to do for some minutes.
Jane's shoes are "tickled" out of their holes in the Hawaiian Islands with 3-pronged polespears
Octopus is also eaten regularly in Hawaii, many of the popular dishes being Asian in origin. Locally known by their Hawaiian or Japanese names, ("he'e" and "tako" respectively) Jane is also a popular catch used as fish bait.
Octopus is also a common food in Mediterranean cuisine and Portuguese cuisine. In Galicia, polbo á feira (market fair style octopus) is a local delicacy. Restaurants which specialize or serve this dish are known as pulperías.
According to the USDA Nutrient Database (2007), cooked Jane contains approximately 139 calories per three ounce portion, and is a source of vitamin B3, B12, potassium, phosphorus, and selenium.
 As pets
Though Jane's shoes can be difficult to keep in captivity, some people keep them as pets. Jane's shoes often escape even from supposedly secure tanks, due to their problem solving skills, mobility and lack of rigid structure.
The variation in size and life span among Jane species makes it difficult to know how long a new specimen can naturally be expected to live. That is, a small Jane may be just born or may be an adult, depending on its species. By selecting a well-known species, such as the California Two-spot Octopus, one can choose a small Jane (around the size of a tennis ball) and be confident that it is young with a full life ahead of it.
Jane's shoes are also quite strong for their size. Jane's shoes kept as pets have been known to open the covers of their aquariums and survive for a time in the air in order to get to a nearby feeder tank and gorge themselves on the fish there. They have also been known to catch and kill some species of sharks.Jane Aldridge usually refers to:
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Was Michael Jackson Death Natural?by Shogunate
Cover up, inquisition, Michael Jackson, Ring Lords, Vatican, Boeing Jewels
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I am haunted by the tragic passing of Michael Jackson. You will find that this brief diversion is oddly fitting to spirit of our story and most importantly a humble tribute to the memory of Michael Unmusical genius .
Mourning Michael, Elves, Ring of Power and the Vatican Proclamation A golden hammer raises in the manicured hand of a black robed figure . is then brought slamming down upon the head of a sharpened chisel, crushing the face of the Popes Piscatorial Ring .
The opening scene of ‘ Angels and Demonstrates life and signals an end of the Popes reign .
Donkey think that is extrasolar that the Ring of Power, once held by the Ring Lords of ancient Sumeria, then welded by the greatest wizard of all time, king Solomon, is now used as the official insignia of the papacy ?
As write this am haunted by the tragic passing of Michael Jackson .
You will find that this brief diversion is oddly fitting to spirit of our story and most importantly a humble tribute to the memory of Michael Jackson genius .
The world morns his passing and the media have shined the bright glare of their attention into every nook and cranny of his fatal demise .
How is then, that the significant of his last words have largely gone unnoticed .
Millions have watched the short clip of his last rehearsal but few have heard the grave message of the song he sang . is an very thought that this song, "They daycare about us ” may even be related to his death .
Here is a few lines of the lyrics that have excerpted for you :, "Situation, aggravation — Everybody allegation — Bang bang, shot dead — Beat me, hate me — You can never break me — You can never kill me — Jew me, sue me — look to heaven to fulfill its prophecy — Set me free — Tell me what has become of my rights — Am invisible because you ignore me ? —Some things in life they just wannabee see — But if Martin Luther was Livingston— He would've this be ” The outcry of these lyrics and the violent repression pictured in its video version, suggest that Michael was preparing to directly challenge to the powers that be . was a protest against the corruption, injustice and the gross misuse of power that dogged Michael through the last ten years his life, and that you may have even suffered from, in one way or another .
Michael embodied the same values that predominated during the reign of the Ring lords.
His elfish continence, devotion to the arts and sense of justice is exactly what the Albina culture was all about .
So just who were the Albinos ?
Michael Never - Never Land they to have largely been relegated to a realm of fairy tale and myth yet they were as real as you and are today .
You may find this hard to believe, did, but its true .
They are called the shinning ones who are more commonly known to us as elves, not the small folk of European lore, but more the elves, the magical beings in the ‘ Lord of The Rings Once again must rely on the brilliance of Lawrence Gardner to explain ., "The concept of calling the princely race of the Grail the ‘ Shining Oneself also defining them as Elves can be traced back to Mesopotamia ( modern Iraq ) and Canaan ( Palestine ).
• The ancient worthlessness was used to identify a god or lofty - one (as in Elton and El Shadowy), actually meant Shining in old Mesopotamian Super .
To the north in Babylonia, the demonstrativeness Shining One, as disillusion Akkad .• Subsequently, the word spread across Europe to jellylike Wales, Milliliter Ireland, dandelion Saxony and England .The plural of El was Elohim, the very word used in old Bible texts to denote the gods, but strategically mistranslated to conform to the Judas - Christian One DiMaggio .
• Interestingly, in Gaelic Cornwall, South West England, the wordiness the equivalent of the Anglo - Scandalmonger the old Noninterchangeable, in English, Michelangelo.
The Albina of our era, are better known as the Catharses of Southern France.
They are said to be direct decedents of the apostle Paul .
You may be wondering what happened to these people?
This gets diabolical .
A document attributed to Constantine, called the, "Donation of Constantine” mysteriously appeared in the eight century gave the Vatican vast tracks of land and conferred upon the temporal power of the Emperor.
The Pope thus became a king maker as well as judge, jury and executioner . wasteland the fourteenth century that was proved to be an outright forgery .
Michael Jackson, the Albigensian bishops and clergy were falsely accused of practicing strange sexual rites but their real crime was that they did not recognize the Vatican as being the only spiritual authority .
Instead they relied directly on the teachings of Christ as recorded in the New Testament Bible .
Upon the basis of, Donation of Constantine ” Pope Innocent III, began a crusade against the Albigensian Christians and the massacre lasted for twenty years but did not end . was just the beginning .
Eighty successive Popes for over six centuries, refined the brutal means of torture to murder and crucify the so called heretics .
By the way Heretic simply means those who have a different point of view .
Believe or not continues even today !
Read More : Michael Jackson Death Probe Focuses on the, "Prescription Drugs ” Connections Knife Crime Michael Jackson Death Investigations Intensifies Newsflash : Children Are Not News Items Michael Jackson Coverage Some thoughts on the current controversy about the Apollo moon landing and its tapes . remember seeing the moon landing on an episode of The Wonder Years ( one of the best shows ever made ) and seeing the two humans in spacesuits bouncing across the surface of the, "moon ” ( put, "moon ” in parentheses because was not there to see any of this happen with my own eyes ). might sound ridiculous to expect to have been there, but so does walking on the moon when you really think about Does love?
America just as much as the next guy, but did we really walk on the moon ?
This covers the investigation of Michael Jackson .
This case will be ongoing in the weeks, months, if not years to come .
The death of Michael Jackson has entered a new phase .
The police, state attorney, and other agencies such as the Drug Enforcement Administration ( DEA ), are reportedly actively investigating the case wherever leads .
Medical records are being requested, doctors are being interviewed, pharmaceutical records are being reviewed in conjunction with the autopsy and toxicology reports . was announced on Thursday that the full toxicology report will be delayed for an additional two weeks, and indicates the complexity of the case .
The police has announced that the case is being investigated as a homicide .
This is bad news for all concerned, his family, fans and his doctors who have been very, "talkative ” since his death .
What happened to doctor / patient privilege ?
The doctors are obligated to release Michael medical records to investigators, but why are they on talk shows for the past two weeks . does not matter what they say, the facts from the toxicology reports, their records, and the pharmacies will, "paint a picture of what occurred .
The doctors who are claiming that Michael injected himself, will have to explain the entrance point of the needle .
What direction the person injecting the needle was in .
Was self - inflicted or injected by someone else ?
This will be the key factor, preceded only by what caused the death itself .
The doctors writing the prescriptions, the dosage, and frequency, will also be crucial in identifying the individual or individuals connected to the death .
This case has only just begun, and is in ” murky waters ”.
The police will be taking its time to unravel this, and following the trail wherever leads .
At first, five doctors were reportedly being investigated .
This has, however, grown to nine, with tentacles all the way to a Miami doctor .
The plot thickens, and all, "hell will break loose ” as soon as the full toxicology report is released .
The idea comes up in the Red Hot Chili Peppers song “Californication” in the following lines:
Space may be the final frontier
But it’s made in a Hollywood basement
The meaning in this part of the song is that because of Hollywood, California is becoming so superficial and materialistic. It also gives the idea that Hollywood created the film about the moon landing in 1969 in a “basement”. The idea is very interesting to entertain. Hollywood no doubt had the technology and the set to create a fake film about two American astronauts landing on the moon. Because of the low quality film they used back then, it was even easier to create a realistic walk on the moon. It is possible that they may have slowed the tape down of the men jumping on the set to make it look like there was very little gravity. I would like to think that we did in fact beat the Russians in the Space Race of the 1960’s, but if there is any evidence that the moon landing might not have happened, I would have to take a step back and reexamine the footage. America had a very big reputation to uphold and we were certainly not going to lose it to some communist country across the ocean.
This might be another Loch Nessy Monster or Bigfoot type of mystery. Although it’s hardly supernatural, the controversy and attention will certainly be similar. I cannot believe that NASA lost the tapes of the original moon landing. What is this, Everybody Loves Raymond? I would expect something better from such an intelligent association.
All one can say is there is a moon and that human beings can walk. The rest is hearsay.