Christopher Paul "Chris" Massoglia[1] (born March 29, 1992) is an American television and motion picture actor.
Chris Massoglia was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Christopher and Karen Massoglia.[2] His father is a chiropractor and his mother a homemaker.[2] His parents are devout Christians and Republicans, and Massoglia grew up a fan of Christian pop music (as well as unable to listen to rap music).[2] Gifted with an above-average intelligence, Massoglia was homeschooled by his mother.[2] While his peers were taking third grade-level subjects, Massoglia was taking eighth grade-level courses.[2] By the age of 13, he had enrolled in an online university where his coursework included developmental psychology, Biblical studies, algebra, and American history.[2] He also had studied jujitsu, played piano, trained as a hip-hop dancer, knew American sign language, and rode horses.[2] He was also a stand-out Little League Baseball player.[2] The Massoglia family has, as of 2009, refused to move to Hollywood, preferring to maintain a home in Minneapolis despite the extensive travel for Chris that this requires.[3]

He began attending acting workshops at a dancing academy in his home town of Minneapolis while in middle school, and auditioning for television commercials by creating home-made audition tapes.[3] His first jobs included commercials for Target, Marshall Field's, PepsiCo, and Best Buy.[2]
He began acting in 2003 under the name "Chris Kelly" (sometimes appearing as "Chris J. Kelly") in an episode of the television program Law & Order: Criminal Intent.[3] The same year, he was considered for the part of 10-year-old Sean in the Nicole Kidman film Birth, but the family refused to allow him to appear naked on screen with a nude, grown woman.[2] He auditioned for Spider-Man 2 (getting far enough in the casting process to spend an afternoon with Tobey Maguire) and Bad News Bears (he returned six times for call-backs but was not cast).[2] He spent the summer of 2004 away from auditions to play Little League Baseball; his team (the Robbinsdale All-Stars) won the Minnesota state title that year but did not go to the Little League World Series after losing in the Indianapolis regionals.[2] He appeared in two episodes of Medical Investigation in 2004,[4] and four episodes of the TNT cable television police drama Wanted in 2005.[3][4] He began using his family name of Massoglia in 2008.[3]
He made his feature film acting debut in 2007 in the motion picture A Plumm Summer,[5] but his most prominent role as of 2009 was as "Darren Shan" in the 2009 film Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant.[6] Originally scheduled to debut in theaters in 2010, the film was moved to October 2009 to "capitalize on the Halloween season",[7] and opened a month prior to another highly-anticipated vampire picture, New Moon.[8]
His follow-up project was the 3-D horror film The Hole, directed by Joe Dante,[9][10][11] He also went on to playing an older Sam, Zac Efron's brother in Charlie St. Cloud, but his role was cut from the film.[11][12]



Ginger Baker, Cream’s volatile drummer, dies at 80   


LONDON – Ginger Baker, the volatile and propulsive drummer for Cream and other bands who wielded blues power and jazz finesse and helped shatter boundaries of time, tempo and style in popular music, died Sunday at age 80, his family said.

With blazing eyes, orange-red hair and a temperament to match, the London native ranked with The Who’s Keith Moon and Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham as the embodiment of musical and personal fury. Using twin bass drums, Baker fashioned a pounding, poly-rhythmic style uncommonly swift and heavy that inspired and intimidated countless musicians. But every beat seemed to mirror an offstage eruption – whether his violent dislike of Cream bandmate Jack Bruce or his on-camera assault of a documentary maker, Jay Bulger, whom he smashed in the nose with his walking stick.

Bulger would call the film, released in 2012, “Beware of Mr. Baker.”

Baker’s family said on Twitter that he died Sunday: “We are very sad to say that Ginger has passed away peacefully in hospital this morning.”

His daughter Nettie confirmed that Baker died in Britain but gave no other details. The family had said on Sept. 25 that Baker was critically ill in the hospital.

While Rolling Stone magazine once ranked him the third-greatest rock drummer of all time, behind Moon and Bonham, Baker had contempt for Moon and others he dismissed as “bashers” without style or background. Baker and his many admirers saw him as a rounded, sophisticated musician – an arranger, composer and student of the craft, absorbing sounds from around the world. He had been playing jazz since he was a teenager and spent years in Africa in the 1970s, forming a close friendship with the Nigerian musician-activist Fela Kuti.

“He was so unique and had such a distinctive personality,” Stewart Copeland of the Police told in 2013. “Nobody else followed in his footsteps. Everybody tried to be John Bonham and copy his licks, but it’s rare that you hear anybody doing the Ginger Baker thing.”

But many fans thought of Baker as a rock star, who teamed with Eric Clapton and Bruce in the mid-1960s to become Cream – one of the first supergroups and first power trios. All three were known individually in the London blues scene and together they helped make rock history by elevating instrumental prowess above the songs themselves, even as they had hits with “Sunshine of Your Love,” “I Feel Free” and “White Room.”

Cream was among the most successful acts of its time, selling more than 10 million records. But by 1968 Baker and Bruce had worn each other out and even Clapton had tired of their deafening, marathon jams, including the Baker showcase “Toad,” one of rock’s first extended drum solos. Cream split up at the end of the year, departing with two sold-out shows at London’s Albert Hall. When told by Bulger that he was a founding father of heavy metal, Baker snarled that the genre “should have been aborted.”

To the surprise of many, especially Clapton, he and Baker were soon part of another super group, Blind Faith, which also featured singer-keyboardist Stevie Winwood and bassist Ric Grech.

As Clapton would recall, he and Winwood had been playing informally when Baker turned up (Baker would allege that Clapton invited him). Named Blind Faith by a rueful Clapton, the band was overwhelmed by expectations from the moment it debuted in June 1969 before some 100,000 at a concert in London’s Hyde Park. It split up after completing just one, self-titled album, as notable for its cover photo of a topless young girl as for its music. A highlight from the record: Baker’s cymbal splashes on Winwood’s lyrical ballad “Can’t Find My Way Home.”

“Beneath his somewhat abrasive exterior, there was a very sensitive human being with a heart of gold,” Winwood said in a statement Sunday.

From the 1970s on, Baker was ever more unpredictable. He moved to Nigeria, took up polo, drove a Land Rover across the Sahara, lived on a ranch in South Africa, divorced his first wife and married three more times.

He recorded with Kuti and other Nigerians, jammed with Art Blakey, Elvin Jones and other jazz drummers and played with John Lydon’s Public Image Ltd. He founded Ginger Baker’s Air Force, which cost a fortune and imploded after two albums. He endured his old enemy, Bruce, when Cream was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 and for Cream reunion concerts a decade later. Bruce died in 2014.

Baker continued to perform regularly in his 70s despite arthritis, heart trouble, hearing loss dating from his years with Cream and lung disease from smoking. A stranger to no vice, immodesty included, he called his memoir “Hellraiser: The Autobiography of the World’s Greatest Drummer.”

“John Bonham once made a statement that there were only two drummers in British rock ’n’ roll; himself and Ginger Baker,” Baker wrote in his book. “My reaction to this was, ‘You cheeky little bastard!’”

Born in 1939, Peter Edward Baker was the son of a bricklayer killed during World War II when Ginger was just 4. His father left behind a letter that Ginger Baker would quote from: “Use your fists; they’re your best pals so often.”

Baker was a drummer from early on, even rapping out rhythms on his school desk as he mimicked the big band music he loved and didn’t let the occasional caning from a teacher deter him. As a teenager, he was playing in local groups and was mentored by percussionist Phil Seamen.

“At this party, there was a little band and all the kids chanted at me, ‘Play the drums!’”, Baker told The Independent in 2009. “I’d never sat behind a kit before, but I sat down – and I could play! One of the musicians turned round and said, ‘Bloody hell, we’ve got a drummer’, and I thought, ‘Bloody hell, I’m a drummer.’”

Baker came of age just as London was learning the blues, with such future superstars as Clapton, Mick Jagger and Jimmy Page among the pioneers. Baker joined Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated, where he met (and soon disliked, for allegedly playing too loud) the Scottish-born bassist Jack Bruce, with whom he was thrown together again as members of the popular British group the Graham Bond Organization.

Clapton, meanwhile, was London’s hottest guitarist, thanks to his work with the Yardbirds and John Mayall’s Blues Breakers, his extraordinary speed and agility inspiring “Clapton is God” graffiti. Clapton, Baker and Bruce would call their band Cream because they considered themselves the best musicians around.

“Oh for god’s sake, I’ve never played rock,” Baker told the blog JazzWax in 2013. “Cream was two jazz players and a blues guitarist playing improvised music. We never played the same thing two nights running. Jack and I had been in jazz bands for years. All that stuff I did on the drums in Cream didn’t come from drugs, either. It was from me. It was jazz.”


Miss Fury   

I was going to write about music but an e-mail from Rassa was about Miss Fury and I had no idea who Miss Fury was.

MISS FURY was a comic book about the superhero Miss Fury.  June Tarpe Mills created the character and the comic book.   Who?  From TARPEMILLS.COM:

June Tarpe Mills, known professionally as Tarpe Mills, rose from obscurity to become the creator of the world's first female comic heroine with the publication of Miss Fury six months before the creation of Wonder Woman. Tarpe Mills’ tremendous artistic talent poured onto the print page with action, glamour and fashion, and sexiness that was unheard of until Miss Fury. Tarpe Mills and her work has been memorialized by her July 19, 2019, induction into the Eisner Comic Hall of Fame at ComicCon SanDiego.

From AMAZON, a look at Miss Fury:

From the visuals alone, you have to wonder why, in the '00s, someone didn't cast Annette Benning or Catharine Zeta Jones or Halle Berry or Michelle Pfeiffer as Miss Fury in a film of the same name?  Today, you could add Keira Knightly, Kerry Washington, Natalie Portman, Isabela Moner and Anne Hathaway to the list.  Some might argue that you'd have to set the film in the forties.  You wouldn't 'have to,' but even if you did, are you forgetting that both the Captain America film (2011) and the Wonder Woman film (2017) were set in that period and both were huge hits?

This is from WIKIPEDIA:

Miss Fury[edit]

The Bell Syndicate first published the Miss Fury comic strip (then titled The Black Fury) on April 6, 1941, predating the first appearance of Wonder Woman by six months.[9] The strip "ran in full color in the Sunday comics pages for 351 consecutive weeks from 1942 through 1949, and was also collected in comic book form by Timely Comics."[10] Circulation included over 100 newspapers at its most popular stage.[11] As the Miss Fury strip became more popular, it eventually became public knowledge its creator was a woman.[12]
Miss Fury, the alter ego of socialite Marla Drake, was a character based loosely on Mills' own appearance.[12]
During World War II, "Miss Fury" was painted on the nose of three American warplanes in Europe and the South Pacific. Two of the recurring villains were the Nazi agents Erica Von Kampf and General Bruno. Mills' own white Persian cat Perri-Purr was introduced in the strip, and during World War II Perri-Purr became an unofficial mascot of the American troops.[6][13]


The artwork was created in a glamorous style with considerable attention placed on the heroine's outfits.[1][14] These outfits varied from lacy evening gowns and lingerie to bathing suits and athletic costumes.[15] Mills' attention to fashion in Miss Fury was mirrored in the work of her contemporary Dalia Messick's "Brenda Starr," and in this sense the women were ahead of their male counterparts who typically "dressed [their] heroines in plain red dresses."[16]
Cut-out paper fashion dolls were included for the first time in the comic-book reprints of Miss Fury, leading Trina Robbins to guess that these books were intended for a female audience.[15] Mills sent paper dolls to young women who had written fan mail requesting art.[9]


Miss Fury was notoriously full of "kinkiness," including “whips, spike heels, female-on-female violence, and lingerie scenes.”[2] One character's costume in a 1947 publication "was so daring that 37 newspapers cancelled the strip” that day.[15] A bathing scene from the tenth Miss Fury Sunday page on June 8, 1941 ran in newspapers at the time but was later excluded from the 1942 Timely Comics reprint.[17]
Trina Robbins said on Miss Fury:
“The only outrage I have seen were those newspapers that censored Mills’s strip in which she dressed her nightclub entertainer character, Era, in an outfit that would not bother us in the least today. But it obviously shocked the pants – yes, verbal joke intended – off some people."[9]


Mills' art in Miss Fury was modeled on the work of Milton Caniff.[18] Her portrayal of action across multiple panels, as well as the natural poses and facial expressions of her characters, has been described as "cinematic,"[19] echoing the film-noire style.[18][20] Mills' characters also possessed a "pinup quality."[19]
Dean Mullaney, editor and publisher behind Eclipse Enterprises, wrote that “[Mills’] art is drawn very traditionally—no surprises, no ah-ha moments.”[21]
Evie Nagy for The Los Angeles Review of Books remarked that “the flow of Mills’s sequential art feels completely organic."[19]


June Mills' legacy as the first woman to create a female action hero in comics was contextualized by Victoria Ingalls for the American Psychological Association. Out of a list of hundreds of female “superheroes” surveyed in her abstract, Ingalls identified only eleven as being created by a woman not working in a team with a male writer. Mills' Marla Drake is the chronological first of these eleven heroes.
According to Mike Madrid in his book The Supergirls, Marla Drake belongs to the “Debutante” caste of early comics female heroines, who include Sandra Knight (Phantom Lady), Dianne Grayton(Spider Widow), Diana Adams (Miss Masque), and Brenda Banks (Lady Luck). These characters form a ‘sorority’ of heiresses and socialites who had been forced into lives of propriety, submission, and “tedious leisure.” “Putting on a cape and mask liberated these women” to embrace their own identities, fight crime, and trade their “entitled boredom” for thrills.[22]
Madrid wrote, “Mills’ approach to a secret identity seemed more realistic, injected with a feminine practicality.”[22]

This is from an article at Australia's ABC:

Comics then and now tend to feature weak-kneed female characters who seem to exist for the sole purpose of being saved by a male hero — or, worse still, are "fridged", a contemporary comic book colloquialism that refers to the gruesome slaying of an undeveloped female character to deepen the hero's motivation and propel him on his journey.
But Mills believed there was room in comics for a different kind of female character, one who was able, level-headed and capable, mingling tough-minded complexity with Mills' own taste for risqué behaviour and haute couture gowns.
Where Wonder Woman's powers are "marvellous" — that is, not real or attainable — Miss Fury and her alter ego Marla Drake use their collective brains, resourcefulness and the odd stiletto heel in the face to bring the villains to justice.
And for a time they were wildly successful.
Miss Fury ran a full decade from April 1941 to December 1951, was syndicated in 100 different newspapers at the height of her wartime fame, and sold a million copies an issue in reprints released by Timely (now Marvel) comics.
Fighter pilots painted Miss Fury on the fuselage of bomber planes. Young girls played with paper doll cut outs featuring her extensive high fashion wardrobe.

From Australia's ABC -- emphasize.  Point being, Miss Fury was not known just in the US.  She had wide appeal.  So why isn't Miss Fury on the big screen?

"Iraq snapshot" (THE COMMON ILLS):
Friday, October 4, 2019.  Protests continue in Iraq while, in the US, Joe Biden continues to tarnish the legacy of Barack Obama.

Last week, Sarah Chayes, "Hunter Biden’s Perfectly Legal, Socially Acceptable Corruption" was published by THE ATLANTIC.  Yesterday on MORNING EDITION (NPR), Sarah spoke with David Green:

The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is drawing attention to the questionable activities of more than one major political family. Former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter are under scrutiny for Hunter's work in the Ukrainian energy industry.
The writer Sarah Chayes is the author of the book "Thieves Of The State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security" (ph). And she argues this scrutiny is a good thing.

SARAH CHAYES: You know, when the son of a vice president gets a job in a field he knows nothing about while his father is vice president in a country that just had a revolution that, you know, typically, in that part of the world, post-revolution, all the oligarchs steal all the crown jewels, and the industry is one of the crown jewels - that is to say, gas - since when is that doing nothing wrong?

GREENE: Now, wrong does not necessarily mean illegal, Sarah Chayes told me. But she said too often these days, people with political ties or prominent political names are getting involved where they shouldn't be.

CHAYES: Almost any senior name that I start researching, I run into practices like this. It is extraordinarily widespread. And that's my question. How did we all convince ourselves that this isn't corrupt? And it seems to me that we're not going to recover, you know, even an approximation of the ideals on which we were founded as a nation unless each of us, as citizens, begins to make it less comfortable for our political and economic leaders to behave this way.

GREENE: Well, let me ask you this, then. If it is not unusual, why focus on this case of Hunter Biden and Joe Biden specifically?

CHAYES: Because it's in the news and because of the word that I kept seeing apply in this context, which is, no wrongdoing, or, they didn't do anything wrong. And I'm looking at that, saying, what? And if we can say that now, in this context, then there's something awry.

From her article at THE ATLANTIC:

When allegations of ethical lapses or wrongdoing surface against people on one side of the aisle, they can always claim that someone on the other side has done far worse. But taken together, all of these examples have contributed to a toxic norm. Joe Biden is the man who, as a senator, walked out of a dinner with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Biden was one of the most vocal champions of anticorruption efforts in the Obama administration. So when this same Biden takes his son with him to China aboard Air Force Two, and within days Hunter joins the board of an investment advisory firm with stakes in China, it does not matter what father and son discussed. Joe Biden has enabled this brand of practice, made it bipartisan orthodoxy. And the ethical standard in these cases—people’s basic understanding of right and wrong—becomes whatever federal law allows. Which is a lot.

To quote THELMA & LOUISE, "You get what you settle for."  Is that what we're willing to settle for as a society?  Corruption and lack of ethics?  Or do we have standards that we apply across the board?  Basic expectations from our public servants?

Situational ethics will never root out corruption.

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Or is it this maybe?? Because let’s face it: Joe Biden’s son Hunter failed rehab 5 times, got kicked out of the Navy, dated his sister in law, and left a crack pipe in a rental car. The idea Hunter got a job getting paid $50,000 a month should strike everyone as suspicious.

The crack pipe?

That gets back to the Biden pass.  His niece Caroline physically attacks a police officer and is arrested.  She gets a pass, no time.  A few years later, the niece steals over $100,000 and, again, no time sentenced, no time served.  Hunter and his crack pipe?

Yea, because smoking crack isint a crime. "Prescott Police Department officials were unable to reach Hunter Biden and, after an investigation, declined to prosecute"

And, again, campaign staff insists Hunter is the father of the child that he's denying is hit, the one the mother is suing him for.  These are the values of the Biden family.  These are the values we want in the White House?

Two kinds of justice -- the ones for everyone else and the ones for the Bidens?

America deserves much better than that.


And what the media and the Joe-bots don't get, the American people do.  MEDIAITE notes:

Joe Biden’s third quarter fundraising numbers are out. And they are an ominous sign for the former vice president’s 2020 candidacy.
According to Bloomberg, Biden told donors at a fundraiser in Palo Alto, CA that his campaign raised $15 million in the period from July-September. That number is down markedly from the $21.5 million he brought in during the second quarter.
Biden’s third quarter haul also, notably, lags behind that of two of his rivals. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) brought in $25 million over the past three months, while South Bend, IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg raised $19.1 million. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who has emerged as the main threat to Biden’s long-held frontrunner status, has not yet reported her third quarter numbers.
The vice president also came in way behind President Donald Trump — whose coffers grew by a whopping $125 million in the third quarter.

It's time for Joe to go.

It's no longer just about him.

Corrupt Joe makes it that much harder to call Donald Trump out for any corruption.

Corrupt Joe is tainting Barack Obama's legacy with every day.

What Joe allowed his family to get away with while he was Vice President?

That reflects poorly on Joe.  It also reflects on Barack.  And there's a lot more to come on that issue.  Joe is harming Barack's legacy.

It's time for Joe to go.

He offers nothing that is needed and seems to believe it's 1996.  He's out of touch, he's out of date and he's corrupt.  He needs to go.

Turning to Iraq . . .

REUTERS notes:

The death toll from days of violent demonstrations across Iraq has risen to 44 as unrest rapidly spread across the country despite a plea for calm from the prime minister.
In an overnight TV address, Adel Abdul-Mahdi said he understood the frustration of the public but there was no “magic solution” to Iraq’s problems. He pledged to make reforms, but this drew a scornful response from demonstrators.

REUTERS plays 'even handed' and head up the ass.  Why?  Maybe so they can continue to cover Iraq.  It's not like the western press isn't intimidated and bullied by the Iraqi government.

That's been going on openly since 2006.

UN urges Iraq to probe protest deaths ‘transparently’ National News

Mahdi is so inept as a prime minister that the president of Iraq has dominated the news for over six months.  The presidency is a symbolic office in Iraq.  It has no real power, pure ceremony.  But that's how weak Mahdi is and how desperate the western press has been to ignore reality in Iraq.

A non-functioning prime minister?  Well, hey, just report on the doings of the president and pretend like he's the leader of the country.

Journalist Mustafa Habib reports the following:


Lasantha case in U.S. against Gotabaya cancelled: Legal jurisdiction issue   

By Daya Gamage – Asian Tribune Pol-Legal Note
Los Angeles, California 06 October (

The civil case filed against the former Sri Lankan Defense Secretary (2005-2015) Gotabaya Rajapaksa by (Ms) Ahimsa Wickrematunga, a resident of the United States, alleging Mr. Rajapaksa was instrumental in the assassination of his father Lasantha – a prominent journalist and media critic of the then Mahinda Rajapaksa administration - on January 8, 2009, which was to be taken up for hearing on Monday October 7 was cancelled according to a media note by the Los Angeles-based Center for Justice & Accountability (CJA) which instituted the case.

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A Football Story   

This was my first season coaching football. I learned a lot. I also came to love the game far more than I ever expected I would. This little story is one reason why.

The Dedham E-team is made up of seven- and eight-year-olds as well as the "older, lighter" nine-year- -olds (an 8-year-old can weigh 90 pounds and still stay at E; a 9-year-old has to be under 75).

A kid that we will call "Martin" was one of the smallest 7-year-olds on the team. He was a little shy, a little nervous, and not yet very physically developed. He was always one of the last two runners in from a lap, and he often would excuse himself to get water, ask his parents about something, go to the rest room, get his equipment fixed. I don't know if he was playing because his parents were forcing him to (I don't think so) or because once he had signed up they weren't letting him quit (more likely).

Part way into our season we had a game against South Boston on their home field. For some reason, the veterans on the team were talking up Southie, telling the rookies how tough they were, how mean they played, how they had a tree growing in the end zone of their field that you could run into and kill yourself (that part is true), how the parents and spectators always went crazy.

"Martin" seemed to take this talk very seriously. When he arrived at Southie, tears were streaming down his face and his father had to force him onto the field. He was absolutely terrified, and he kept sobbing "I don't want to play. I don't want to play."

Arthur was one of the senior assistant coaches on the team. To give you an idea of how much Arthur knows about football: his first year coaching Pop Warner was the year I was born.

Arthur saw Martin crying, walked over to him, and didn't try to talk him onto the field. Instead, he picked up a football.

"Hey, Martin, play catch with me," he said, and began tossing the ball back and forth.

Arthur is at least 6' 6" and 250 pounds. He is a retired police officer. He has a very deep voice and a commanding presence.

But he just kept tossing the ball back and forth with Martin, slowly edging him out onto the field by stepping away, so that Martin had to follow him in order to play catch.

When they were in the middle of the field, near where the team was warming up, some of Martin's teammates saw him and called out "Hey, Martin! We need you over here for cals."

Martin looked up at Arthur.

"You know, Martin," Arthur said. "I threw up before every single football game I played until I got to high school. I was that nervous." Pause. "I'll bet you didn't throw up today, did you?"

Martin shook his head.

"You want to go warm up with your friends?"

Martin nodded. And he did.

And he got through the game without incident and was smiling from ear to ear when we ended up winning in a blow-out.


But the story doesn't end there.

A few weeks later, we were playing Ashland, a team that was absolutely enormous. They had 12 nine-year-olds, compared to our 6, and they towered over us. But things went well, and we were tied in the last two minutes of the 4th quarter with the ball on the 50 yard line.

Coach Paul, our offensive coordinator, is Arthur's nephew and has been coaching for 20 years. He is a football genius, able not only to teach a bunch of little kids the full high-school play book, but to read a situation and know exactly what play our team could pull off against the particular opponents on the field.

This time he saw something and set up a play for a long pass and a touchdown, talking it over during a time-out. The kids all seemed to understand what they were supposed to do. Paul went over their roles again, and then:

"The one thing that has to happen in this play," he said, "is that the Left End has got to hold the block for more than a full second. Otherwise the Quarterback is getting hit before he can throw. Who is Left End on the black offense?"

"Martin!" various kids called out. Paul did a bit of a double-take, because, remember, Martin is tiny and these Ashland kids were huge.

"Martin," he said. "You've had a great game. The guy you're blocking is really tall. If you want, I can put Mitch in your spot and you can play his position. Do you want me to move you?"

You could see Martin swallow hard. And then he said, in his high-pitched, little boy's voice: "I can do it, Coach."

And the team started chanting "Mar-tin! Mar-tin! Mar-tin!"

When the kids ran out onto the field and got themselves lined up, I turned to Paul and said, "Well, no matter what else happens, it's now a successful season." He nodded.

(It doesn't matter than the QB fumbled the snap, Martin never had to block anybody, and the game ended in a tie).

From that day forward Martin was a different kid. He laughed and goofed around, he no longer came in last when we were running laps, he hit the tackling sled like he actually wanted to move it. He's still tiny, but when I see him at basketball he's playing with a smile on his face and jumping for rebounds and taking shots. And he told Mitchell that he can't wait for football next year.

That's why I have come to love football so much: the game creates opportunities for kids to be heroes to their teammates and heroes to themselves--not necessarily because of their athletic prowess, but just because they've tried to do something difficult.

Great coaches, like Arthur, Paul and our head coach, Jay, work to help every kid succeed and put that kind of achievement ahead of wins or stats or promoting their own children. They may not know it, but they are teachers (which probably explains why I enjoyed being around them).


William II Becomes King of the Netherlands (1840)   

William served in the Peninsular War, was wounded at Waterloo, and led the Dutch army in the Belgian revolution after his father failed to approve his conciliation efforts. Called to the throne upon his father's abdication in 1840, William was immediately confronted with a financial crisis, which was solved by raising a "voluntary loan" among the people. A conservative leader, he resisted constitutional revision until the revolutionary spirit of 1848 induced him to grant what desired reforms?


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    If you need to download the PSC Routine 2019 PDF file then download the PDF file frome below link. This is a very important department who is conducted the exams every year and giving the results. The main responsibility of this department is to ensure that every child who is age between to 6 to 7 year should be getting primary educated. And give a second chance of that kind of boys and girls who dropout from the schools. These are the main roles which are perform by the director of primary education.

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    Directorate of Primary Education (DPE) is responsible for conducting of PSC and its equivalent exams. And the exam Routine is also published by DPE. Check PSC English Suggestion.

    Table of PSC Exam Routine 2019

    Subject NameDateTime
    English17 November 201910:30 am to 1:00 pm
    Bangla18 November 201910:30 am to 1:00 pm
    Bangladesh & Bishya Porichay19 November 201910:30 am to 1:00 pm
    General Science20 November 201910:30 am to 1:00 pm
    Religion & Moral Education21 November 201910:30 am to 1:00 pm
    Mathematics24 November 201910:30 am to 1:00 pm
    PSC represents Primary School Certificate and it is equivalent to Ebtedayee exam. the PSC is also called Prathomik Shikkha Somaponi. Generally, PSC exams are held in the month of November and the result is announced in the month of December.

    PSC Exam Short Suggestion

    1. Write only the answer on the answer paper. 1×10=10
    i) Babul was _____ to move.
    (a) able (b) unable (c) enable (d) ability
    ii. What happened to Nipa?
    (a) She was alive (b) She was dead (c) She was weak (d) She was injured
    iii. What was completely ruined?
    (a) His dream (b) His field (c) His shop (d) His house
    iv. Later ______ were found with many others.
    (a) His father (b) His mother (c) their dead bodies (d) His uncle
    v. The village _____ the valley of death.
    (a) become (b) becomes (c) becoming (d) became
    vi. They made a _____ at their school field.
    (a) Hospital (b) market (c) shelter center (d) relief camp
    vii. Who did they work with?
    (a) villagers (b) family (c) NGO (d) Army
    viii. They needed a safe place to _____.
    (a) play (b) cultivate (c) sleep (d) run
    ix. The people suffer from _____.
    (a) many diseases (b) modern facilities (c) mosquitoes (d) fever
    x. What is the synonym of ‘ruined’?
    (a) Survived (b) Overcome (c) Destroyed (d) Built

    Final words: In above, we just shared the officially published routine of primary school. If you have any question about PSC Routine 2019 and timetable, then just leave a comment on the comment sections. You can find a more informative article about your PSC Exam Routine 2019.


    'Vulnerable' Migrants Should Be Exempt From 'Remain In Mexico,' But Many Are Not   

    At first, the boy running around this migrant shelter in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, appears to be just like any other 8-year-old: Skinny, shy, giggly. You don't even notice his glass eye. But it's a constant source of worry for his family, who fled Guatemala earlier this year. The boy, Jonathan, lost his eye to a tumor when he was a toddler. Now he needs medicine to keep the eye clean. "It's a very delicate sickness, very complicated," said his father Giovani, speaking in Spanish through an interpreter. "He needs checkups frequently by medical specialists in the hospital." Jonathan, 8, from Guatemala, shows his prosthetic eye. He lost his eye to a tumor when he was a toddler. Now he needs medicine to keep the eye clean. Paul Ratje for NPR Giovani says that care has been hard for the family to get in Juarez, the border town across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas. And they're afraid to leave their church-run shelter to find care in this Mexican city where crime is rampant and migrants are

    Trump Allies Tried to Install Friendly Management at Ukrainian Gas Company: Report   


    Trump Allies Tried to Install Friendly Management at Ukrainian Gas Company: ReportA group of businessmen and top Republican donors touted connections to President Trump while trying to recruit management at Ukraine's state gas company in order to advance their own financial interests, according to a report from the Associated Press.Over the past year, real-estate entrepreneurs Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, and oil magnate Harry Sargeant III, all of whom have donated large sums to Republican PACs and campaigns, have worked to recruit Andrew Favorov, a senior executive at Ukrainian gas company Naftogaz, for a plan wherein the company would begin importing American natural gas in order to reduce the country's dependence on Russia.The report highlights the Ukrainian business interests of Trump-administration allies at the same time as Trump and his private legal counsel Rudy Giuliani seek to draw attention to Hunter Biden's business activity in Ukraine while his father was serving as vice president. Hunter sat on the board of a Ukrainian natural-gas company from 2014 to 2019 while his father was overseeing U.S. policy toward Ukraine for the Obama administration.Sargeant told Favorov that he regularly met with Trump and that the president backed the gas sale plan, according to sources interviewed by the Associated Press. Parnas also told Favorov that Trump would remove then–ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch and replace her with someone more favorable to their business interests.The plan hit a setback with the surprise election in May 2019 of Volodymyr Zelensky as Ukraine's president.However, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry then reportedly stepped in to advance a plan to replace the entire management board of Naftogaz. One of Perry's top picks for the board was a Texas businessman Michael Bleyzer, who in the past had donated to Perry's 2010 reelection campaign for governor of Texas. No illegal transaction was known to have taken place throughout this time.U.S. Energy Department spokeswoman Shaylyn Hynes commented that Perry "did not . . . advocate for the business interests of any one individual or company." She added that such an allegation "is fiction being pushed by those who are disingenuously seeking to advance a nefarious narrative that does not exist.”Update 2:40 p.m.: Christopher Kise, an attorney for Harry Sargeant III, had put out the following statement: "In March 2019, while attending the CERAWeek 2019 conference in Houston, Texas, one of the largest energy industry trade events in the world, Mr. Sargeant was asked to attend an informal dinner with Andrew Favorov, Igor Fruman, and Lev Parnas, and to offer his views on the global oil and gas industry. Mr. Sargeant never discussed any role or participation in any Ukraine venture, nor any specifics regarding the potential business ventures of the other dinner participants."Kise further wrote, "Attending a single, informal dinner in Houston does not place Mr. Sargeant at the center of any Naftogaz or Ukrainian business plan."


    Comment by "Logan" on The Karl Muck Scandal, by Fordham T. Smith   

    Our Supreme Allied Commander was said to have been of Jewish German descent (((Eisenhauer))). Only by idiots. His mother was a member of the group that later adopted the names Jehovah's Witnesses. My grandmother was a friend of hers. His father is from quite a long line of Pennsylvania Dutch.

    El Porvenir   


    When Abelardo Olguin Cuevas was five years old, his father brought him to his first cockfight. His grandfather was a "gallero" and his dad wanted him to understand the sport that had been such a big part of his family’s history. Olguin was fascinated, and that fascination stuck. Now, as an adult, he carries on that tradition. But the richness of cockfighting’s centuries-old heritage is inseparable from the violence and brutality of the sport, and the increasing opposition to it. It’s still legal in Ixmiquilpan, the town in Central Mexico where Olguin raises and fights roosters, but is outlawed in many surrounding cities and states. His teenage son doesn’t want to pick it up, and as interest dies and outrage rises, there’s a very real possibility that it may soon be extinct in his town as well. Directed by Alfredo Alcantara and Josh Chertoff, produced by Ben Altarescu.

    Cast: Victory Journal, Josh Chertoff, Ponderosa Productions and Bows & Arrows

    Tags: Mexico, sports, Victory Journal, cockfighting, roosters, El Porvenir, documentary, film, peleas de gallos, gallero, Ixmiquilpan and Hidalgo


    Ploey Official Trailer   

    Cache In order to survive the cruel winter months, Ploey, a young flightless plover chick must take on a dangerous journey to find a legendary valley located in the heart of the highlands. While on his journey, he needs to stay hidden from the ever-watchful eyes of a ravenous falcon who has been terrorizing his family and friends for years. He realizes that the only way to save his loved ones is learning to fly and become the plover his father taught him to be.


    Garland Terrell Decell   

    Friday, October 4, 2019
    Garland Terrell Decell

    Garland Terrell Decell, 95, of Ruston, LA, was born on Dec. 11, 1923, in Hazelhurst, MS, to the late Robert M. Decell and Thelma Thompson Decell.

    Garland was preceded in death by his father and mother, a son, Richard (Ricky) Garland Decell, and two brothers R.D. Decell and Wilmer Decell.

    He is survived by his wife, Dorene Skipper Decell and a sister Jean Decell Rugg of West Monroe, LA.

    He is also survived by his daughters, Dottie Decell Brown of Spartanburg, SC; Judy Robeaux Bowyer and husband Steve of Virginia Beach, VA; and a son, John A. Robeaux and wife LaDonna of Downsville, LA; as well as 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

    Garland proudly served his country during World War II in the Army where he fought in France and Germany during the Battle of the Bulge. He received a commission during the war and has since been awarded the Bronze Star and the French Legion of Honor Medal, which is the highest award given by the French government. After the war, he continued to serve his country in the National Guard for 30 years. Garland was twice honored by the City of Ruston as Citizen of the Month as well as a Garland Decell Day. He was further honored by being selected to be the Grand Marshal of the Christmas parade. Garland was co-owner of Decell Tom’s Sales, along with his wife Dorene, for 30 years.

    Garland was a longtime member of the Ruston Rotary Club, starting in 1980 and he was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church participating in the Godspel Sunday School Class.

    What more can you say about a man who loved his family and his country? He worked hard and had many friends. He loved working in his yard and with his favorite Caladiums it was a beautiful sight to behold. By sharing his stories of his experiences during the war, he was able to educate many young and old about the war. His interview was shown by KTBS about the Battle of the Bulge for that battle’s anniversary. He was a longtime fan of the Lady Techsters and followed them throughout the country for NCAA playoffs and away games. He loved spending quality time with family and friends. This world lost a hero and Heaven has gained one. He will be greatly missed.

    Serving as pallbearers with be Patrick Anderson, Bill Brown, James Fuller, nephew Ken Rugg and his two grandsons Jason and Justin Brown.

    Garland will be laid to rest with full military honors befitting that of a soldier who served his country during war and peace times.

    Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

    A funeral celebrating the life of Garland Decell will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Trinity United Methodist Church Sanctuary followed by interment at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery in Monroe, LA.

    The family wishes to thank Brandon White, Estelle Outley and Katherine Agbaih for their devoted care.

    Memorial donations may be made to the Ruston Military Museum or a charity of your choice. To leave a memorial message for the family, please visit



    BWW Review: GHOST at Stage One Family Theatre   


    A review by Jason Roseberry

    Ghost, a faithful adaptation of the novel by Jason Reynolds, tells the story of Castle "Ghost" Crenshaw (played by the always-excellent Crystian Wiltshire), an earnest seventh grader who finds himself unexpectedly recruited onto the track team thanks to the encouragement of Coach (Louis Robert Thompson). Ghost is haunted by the memories of an abusive father, and a large part of this play's journey is watching how the discipline of sports and the support of friends and mentors help Ghost keep his life moving in a positive direction.

    Although it is a family show, Ghost isn't afraid to go straight at big/important issues such as childhood trauma and systemic poverty. When it comes to successfully navigating the track team, Ghost has more natural talent than maybe anyone else. However, we witness how his lack of access to basic equipment such as running shoes, practice clothes, and even a simple water bottle puts him on the verge of losing everything he worked so hard to gain. Ghost is lucky enough to find mentors such as Coach and Mr. Charles (Paul Kerr) who keep him from falling off the map, but it isn't difficult for the audience to see how other kids in a similar situation could end up much worse off.

    Scenic Designer Tom Tutino's set is simple, yet striking. A graffiti wall, a racetrack, and metal tables and benches allow for seamless transitions and effective blocking by the director (Keith McGill). The sound design by Corey Harrison is equally effective and gives the audience an inside feeling for Ghost's moments of elation and troubling memories.

    Wiltshire's Ghost has all of the confidence, charm, and charisma to keep us comfortable and engaged as our narrator for the show. I would like to have seen this interpretation of Ghost include more of the emotional colors Ghost shares when describing his feelings. Most notably, the anger (red) that is always simmering very close to the surface, and threatening to pull Ghost from his new path. This dynamic certainly amplifies the dramatic tension and serves as a vehicle for some cathartic moments towards the end of the novel. Wiltshire's Ghost appears to be fairly content, happy, and steady throughout the play - although Wiltshire shines during a scene when Ghost revisits an old stockroom where he and his mother hid from his father after a traumatic event.

    The cast is rounded out by Ashley N. Hildreth (Patina/Tia), Charity Means (Terri/Teacher), Jordan White (Lu), and Trey Antonio Wright (Sunny/Brandon). This is a group of talented and agile actors who inhabit several different roles throughout the production.

    For me, Ghost slows down as it approaches the finish line instead of leaning in for the win. While it aspires to be the 100-meter dash (Ghost describes it as "the main event"), it ends up more like the 200. Still, Ghost is an important story, and a very good production that kids (and adults) in any community need to see - not just for its non-preachy and relatable lessons on tolerance, empathy, and privilege, but also for a model of possibility of what the rewards of pushing through barriers and comfort zones can bring.


    September 28 & October 5, 2:00 and 5:00 p.m.

    StageOne Family Theatre
    The Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theater
    501 West Main Street
    Louisville, KY 40202


    Fraud Of Donald Trump's Self-Made Persona Exposed In Father's Financials    

    Rachel Maddow shares highlights from extensive New York Times reporting showing that contrary to Donald Trump's efforts to portray himself as the product of his own work, much of his money is the result of his father feeding money to him.

    Polish politician rescues child and father from burning car   


    Polish politician rescues child and father from burning carA left-wing party leader in Poland has rescued a 2-year-old boy and his father from a burning car, winning praise across the political spectrum days before a national election. The car collided with a truck and began to burn Monday evening in Tabor, south of Warsaw. Robert Biedron witnessed the crash and helped the father and child until rescue officials arrived, fire officials reported.


    721: Make every minute count - Habits with Tom Ziglar   

    We all know having a plan is the most secure way to ensure something happens. When was the last time you set out for a long road trip without directions to follow? Probably never. In this show we hear the daily routine of Tom Ziglar. This is a guy who has never known anything but planning for a positive, successful day. It doesn’t mean he’s perfect, but just like his father Zig, he has a tremendously solid plan for his day. This is our habits show and we walk through the seven spokes on the Ziglar Wheel of Life with Tom, I think you’ll appreciate hearing what the master himself does to procure his personal success! And if you haven’t already, go check out Tom’s new book, “Choose To Win”, wherever you buy your books. 

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    Lining up the things!   

    What a busy and rewarding weekend!

    I got to spend a day with my little boys!  We have seen this pose before.  I just had to laugh to find my little pumpkin, Emmett, sitting there, just like his big brothers.   

    And like his father and big brother before him, he loves to watch the older guys play games. 

    He is so cute and adorable that when they win a level, he claps his hands.  Isaac was off at his other dad's house and I sure missed seeing him.  We are going to try for a good movie night in a couple weeks here or at their house when he is around.

    I finished knitting dad's vest yesterday before I went over to play with my little boys. This morning I finished the last bit of weaving in the ends and all that remains is buttons.  And a good steam blocking I think, to make it lay nice and straight. 

    I am really happy with this.  I only hope it fits dad well enough that I can make quick small adjustments to make it perfect for him.  Keeping my fingers crossed.                         

    Once that was done, I sat for a bit.  I had lunch, made some tea, and aimlessly looked for something to watch. I settled down with a couple episodes of Monk, which I can watch via the landlord's Amazon Prime account and picked up this to knit.                                                                                                                                                         

    It doesn't look that great yet, but I have every reason to believe that it will be just fine.  The colourwork does pull in a bit but it will block out decently. I have no doubt at all.  I have one more pattern chart to do and then I have to get creative.  I want a longer sweater than this pattern is so I am going to use a couple charts from Mary Jane Muckelstone's 150 Scandinavian Motifs.  I have two prospects that I picked out last winter when I realized length was a problem.  It may be that I only need one more colourwork section but a backup motif is always good. Two new motifs might be needed. 

    The green sections are a row or two longer, after each colourwork section.  The pattern has them staying the same, but I felt this might be a way to add length without an extra motif.  Lopi does have a magical amount of growth on blocking, but even with that growth, it isn't going to be enough. Adding the extra rows does have another benefit.  If you go back to the original pattern page, you can clearly see how each design row gets wider down the sweater.  My added design needs to do this same thing to make it look like it belongs and I think the wider green bands helps to keep the sweaters lovely proportions.  I hope. Okay, I am pretty sure, or I wouldn't have done this in the first place.

    Tomorrow is going to be grocery day.  I've been putting it off the last few weeks, but there are some holes the landlord doesn't think of when he purchases things.  He is meal oriented in the kitchen, purchasing for two or three days, where I like to keep stuff on hand.  A well-stocked larder is a way of life.  Who wants to spend more time than you have to, shopping? Still, some things expire and sometimes I need stuff for things I want to make.  I have a hankering for some Dampfnudel,  which I came across on a Great British Bake Off a couple years ago. It is a steamed bun that can be a sweet after a meal or a meal by itself.  I had a look in my traditional German Cookbook and yup, I have a recipe, so I will start there. 

    Looking forward and keeping busy.  At home.  I hope.


    Comment on Jaggi Vasudev Doesn’t Understand Science (or the Nature of the Universe) by Ashok   

    Like most issues, science and spirituality have been at loggerheads on the concept of reincarnation. Science has propagated biological death to be the absolute end whereas spiritualists have believed that body is only a vessel that carries the eternal energetic aspect of our consciousness called the ‘soul’ to its next logical destination. It is a belief that during this journey, the soul changes many bodies, is reincarnated in many forms, and goes through many births and deaths before merging with its source – the all-pervading cosmic consciousness. <strong>Stories that were dismissed as absurd, that prove beyond doubt that ‘reincarnation’ is not some wild fabrication of overly fertile minds.</strong> The story begins on 19th January A six-year-old boyer’s shop by two men. Later, the boy’s body is found on the outskirts. Six months later, a child is born in another city. Two years pass, and the child starts talking about his previous house and past parents. Strangely, the boy has a unique birthmark on his neck. The boy then starts narrating how two men had killed him. The boy’s claims spread across the State and his past-life father hears of it. He comes to the city with his wife to meet the boy. As soon as the boy sees his past parents, he recognizes them and hugs them intensely. This story is touchy and truthful at the same time! This incident is from 1956. A child, Gopal, was born into the Gupta family in Delhi. When Gopal was 2, he started talking of his past birth. He said that he was Shaktipal from Mathura. He narrated that he had three brothers and that one of them had shot him to death. He also said that he owned a medical shop called ‘Sukh Sancharak’. Hearing this, Gopal’s father started investigating. He found that indeed a man called Shaktipal, the owner of ‘Sukh Sancharak’, had been killed by one of his brothers. When the Shaktipal family came to hear of Gopal, they travelled to Delhi to meet him. Upon seeing them, young Gopal recognised He was then taken to Mathura where he recognised everything – his shop and his kids. As surprising this story is, it brings up so many queries to the table of life! In 1950, Bholenath Jain’s son Nirmal died of smallpox. A year later, in 1951, a baby boy was born into the family of B.L. Washarney of Chhata village. He was named Prakash. At the age of four and a half years, Prakash suddenly claimed to be from Kosikala village, and that his name was Nirmal. To prove him wrong, in 1956, his Uncle took him to Kosikala village. Once there, he began to recall many incidents. In 1966, Bholenath happened to visit Chhata. Here, he heard of young Prakash. Intrigued, Bholenath visited the Washarney family. Seeing his father from his past birth, Prakash instantly recognised He shared with him several incidents which were known only to Nirmal and his father. Interesting it is, right? This story is based in Agra. The local postmasterN. Bhargav had a daughter – Manju. As she turned two, Manju started claiming that she had two houses. Whenever they crossed a big house in Dhuliyaganj, she would point to it, claiming it was hers. One day Manju was taken to the house. There in front of Prakash Singh Chaturvedi, the owner, she narrated many incidents that only the Chaturvedi family knew. Later, it was established that Manju was none other than Prakash Singh’s aunt who died in 1956. Truth and reality, you cannot really put a lid on them, can you? In 1960, Pravin Chandra’s wife gave birth to a daughter. They named her Rajul. As she turned 3, Rajul started recalling her past life. She said that her name was Geeta and that she was from Junagarh district. Rajul’s grandfather investigated the claims and found that a resident of Junagarh – Gokuldas Thakkar, in 1959, had lost his daughter when she was only two and a half years old. Rajul’s grandfather then took her to Junagarh to meet the Thakkar family. There, Rajul identified her previous birth’s family members, including the temple where her mother used to worship. Blessed in a sense, isn’t it? L.Mishra of Chatrapur district, Madhya Pradesh had a daughter named Swarnlata. Right from early childhood, Swarnlata used to say that she was from Katni and that she had two sons. At her insistence, when her family took her to Katni, she identified her two sons and also various places of Katni. Investigations revealed that 18 years back, a woman named Bidiyadevi had died from heart attack. Swanlata also revealed the changes that were made to the house after Bindiyadevi’s death. This really is something to ponder about, right? With more such proofs like the above reaching the shore of reality, science certainly is trapped in a web of logics, which solely deals with proofs and reasons. Having so many mysteries to deal with, past-life recollection or re-birth adds another hurdle which science could never interpret with reasons. Whatever it may be, you can always push your thinking to that X level while reading these real-life amazing stories.” Content taken from “6 Astounding Real Life Past-life Recollection & Rebirth Stories or visit here Home

    Re: [Should I be taking RMDs from an Inherited 457?]   

    HomeStretch wrote:
    Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:54 am

    lot_hawk wrote:
    Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:11 am

    Thank you for the replies. I spoke with Nationwide and I think I'm going to take out $7000 a year for the next three years (2019, 2020, and 2021). I will use that money to contribute more to my Roth and TSP accounts. Thanks again for all the advice!

    Does your plan address any RMDs not taken for 2017-2018 by you or possibly your father for 2016?

    They don't need to take RMDs if they are now, by default, on the 5 year plan. Also note, his father was 59 when he passed.

    The other option available to nonspousal beneficiaries and spouses electing to be treated as beneficiaries is the five-year rule. Under the five-year rule, the beneficiary must withdraw the entire interest from the IRA by December 31 of the year containing the fifth anniversary of the decedent’s death [IRC section 401(a)(9)(B)(ii); Treasury Regulations section 1.401(A-2)]. The beneficiary is generally free to withdraw any amount before the five-year date, or to wait until the fifth year to withdraw the entire interest [Treasury Regulations section 1.401(a)(9)-3(A-2)]. ... ira-rules/


    'I Just Hope They Figure It Out,' Says Father Of Key Guyger Trial Witness Found Dead   

    Joshua Brown, 28, who had three young children, was "moving on with his life" following the trial of Amber Guyger, his father said. Days after giving emotional testimony, Brown was fatally shot.

    Re: Murphys of Milstreet   

    Hi Declan, my name is Aleksandra Cashman. We live in Millstreet and my husband is doing research now on life of your uncle, Rev. Thomas Murphy, as his father Jeremiah Daniel hails from Millstreet and died here in May 1937. We read your first post to this thread with great interest. Can you please get in touch? Kind Regards, Aleksandra Cashman.
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