Thursday, August 27, 2015
In March, a Denver woman was found dead in the Steam Bath of a 24 Hour Fitness, the Coroner said that she had been dead at least 12 and possibly 17 hours before being discovered. After Deputies and Medics arrived the Club remained open, only closing briefly after a Member's Complaint
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
You people are my cross to bear. There's no border-crossing between Turkey and Armenia, from Tbilisi I took a Marshrutka, group-taxi, to Yerevan, you can only between Georgia and Armenia by road. It cost $5 and took 7 hours, there was a driver and 8 passengers. The driver was a tall, middle-aged Georgian guy, when we were an hour away from Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, the driver stopped at a road-side bakery, and emerged with a huge breadloaf, and everybody grabbed a piece of it, except me. The driver didn't speak English but encouraged me to also grab a piece of the bread by looking at me and saying ...Mmmmm... Well, I didn't want to be a stick-in-the-mud so I did as he indicated and, yeah, it was supremely delicious, wish I had some now. I was dropped-off at beautiful Republic Square, I was unsuccessful at negotiating a rate at one of the 5-Star Hotels, but the Concierge was quite nice and called a 3-Star, Hotel House, a couple blocks away, and I enjoyed staying there for $63 a nite. The Armenian National Gallery (paintings) and their History-Cultural Museum are in the same building at Republic Square, the last is quite good, hey, they've got the oldest shoe in the world in there. A huge thing in Armenia this year is the marking of the l00th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in 1915 during WW 1. There was some genocide of the Armenians by the Turks before and after 1915, but this was the big year for it. The Turks have yet to say they're sorry for offing as many as a mil and a half Armenians, I went to the Armenian Genocide Memorial and Museum, I saw pictures of Turks posing with rows of Armenian heads (we can see how they'd be upset). It's sort of like what's happening now, with Moslems eager to kill Christians. Went to the "Mother Armenia" 75 ft. high statue (there's a "Mother Georgia" in Tbilisi) with a nice military museum attached. Went to the Erebuni Fortress which goes back to782 B.C. and its accompanying museum. The Armenians are sort of a mix of Greeks and Persians, lots of good-looking chicks. Maria, at the hotel I stayed-at is about "23" and real-pretty, dark, petite, lady-like, she remarked on how little money one makes in Armenia, maybe one of you fellows can whisk her away from this, how many of the women you know you'd describe as lady-like. The Kardashians went to Armenia this year to provide moral-support, I really enjoyed my time there.
After a game, if there's big and beautiful cups to be had, left by people, I'll often be seen "Scarfing" them. From the Dodgers Game I went to in July, I Scarfed 8 such cups, which I wash with very warm water, laundry detergent, and maybe a little bleach (in case some guy has diseased lips or AIDS or whatever), and once dry, I give them-out to people in sets of 4. I've Scarfed as many as 24 cups after a game, do I think it's undignified to be seen doing this, I must not. The Cleveland Indians are tremendous so far as what they do for their fans, the last time I went to a game in Cleveland they gave out a facsimile of the upper-half of a uniform in honor of a player, something I've often selling in a ballpark's giftshop for even $150. And this as a door-prize just for being at the game. Ten years ago I was at a game in Cleveland and they had tremendous cups for beer, very expensively-made, so, of course, after the game, I began Scarfing, and they were hard to come-by as people were taking them when they left. Not many people do this, but some, and as I was going for my next-cup, picking-it-up from its holder, I saw a woman about "30" a few feet away had also been going-for-it. We stared at each other, and I saw her eyes roll-back-into-her head, and I saw yellow where the white had been---it was Scarf-Fever, I placed the cup back into its holder and slowly backed-away, as in her covetousness for that cup she would have gladly torn-out my throat, at that moment she prized nothing-more
Just found his card or I would have mentioned him earlier in the Summer. A lot of people drive to Las Vegas and they often arrive with car trouble, especially when it's hot. Our friend, Don Cole's, Juvenile Record was so bad that even the Army didn't want him. But by the time Don was "19" he had straightened-himself out and he became an ace auto-mechanic. Don has a shop and also a Mobile-Service, he's very honest and highly reputable and his prices are quite reasonable, he has over 40 years experience and can work on any car of any age, he's worked on Bentleys. Don is a workaholic and will be happy to help you out. Cell--702-496-2612 I'm mentioning this for your benefit, not his, he has plenty of work. Don's landlord is trying to double the rent so he might be moving, no concern to you, and a friend of ours, Harvey, has extensive real estate holdings and has offered shop-space for 20% less than Don's been paying. You gotta have friends, isn't there a song that goes like that ... A former tenant of Harvey's was "Fat Herbie" Blitzstein (Nov. 2, 1934 to Jan. 6, 1997), a notorious racketeer and chief associate of Tony Spilotro, both of whose characters were featured in the film "Casino." On Jan. 6, 1997, Herbie was pumped full of bullets by members of the L.A. and Buffalo mobs as they desired the take-over of Herbie's lucrative prostitution, loansharking, and other nefarious activities. This "Hit" was so botched with so many loose ends that eventually about a dozen involved were sent to prison. Although he broke his lease, and abruptly, Harv has fond memories of Herbie as a good tenant who paid rent promptly
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
That Bernie Sanders let those women stop him from speaking shows what a pansy he is, I don't think their actions would have worked with Trump. For a long time they'd been predicting a 20% chance of rain, on Thursday morning I took my chances and spent 4 hours washing and waxing my car. That afternoon a 45-year record for rainfall in a day in Las Vegas was broken, I guess I was the cause. The only one of these Black Guys who've been killed recently who I thought didn't deserve their demise, was Eric Garner. All he doing was selling single cigarettes, he didn't resist arrest, he was just saying leave me alone. If you take a man in his obese condition down like that there'd be a good chance it would kill him, that Cop should have been indicted. These others, like that guy who was jumping up and down on cars at that dealership, really. Next month, Queen Elizabeth will pass Queen Victoria for longest-reigning English Monarch. During WW 11, a lot of the English girls were trained in skills to aid the war effort in case they ran out of men, the Queen was an auto mechanic.
From Tbilisi I took a group-taxi for $2, 55 miles to Gori, birthplace of Iosif Dzhugashvili (Dec. 18, 1878 to March 5, 1953), later known as Joseph Stalin. The "Stalin Museum" is magnificent, depicting the life of Gori's famous son, one of the most powerful figures of the 20th Century. A lady takes you on a group-tour and doesn't sugar-coat, under the Czar, Joseph was sent-off to prison 7 times, 6 of these to Siberia, for his revolutionary activities, his arm was broken and didn't heal-well. Stalin became a hard man not given to sentimentality, during WW 11, his son, Yakov, a junior-officer, was captured near Minsk in 1943, and Hitler wanted to exchange Yakov for Friedrich von Paulus, who was captured at Stalingrad ...You don't exchange a Field Marshall for a soldier... Depending on what you believe, the Germans either shot Yakov, or he committed suicide, in any event he died soon after. On the grounds is Stalin's first home, a small rented-room where he lived with his parents for his first 4 years, with his father's cobbler-shop directly below. You can look at this but not enter, but you can enter the bulletproof railway-car that took Stalin to Yalta. Up the street is their War Museum, which is mainly devoted to WW 11 but also the 2008 War with Russia over South Ossetia. The Russians bombed Gori, with many fatalities, they exhibit unexploded bombs, the population of 45 thou fled. Gori was occupied by the Russians for 10 days, I hadn't known anything of this. Climb up to Gori Fortress and you have a view of the entire area. In Georgia, a 4th-World place, I only used Greenbacks to get Georgian lira, if I hadn't these I would have been out of luck as the ATM's didn't take my cards.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Those TV commercials ...Alicia needs nourishing food, she has live in a hovel... She shouldn't have been born in the first place. The President says that he thinks he could have been re-elected for a 3rd Term, yeah, sure, with the votes from people getting entitlements who aren't entitled to anything, it's Bread and Circuses to curry-favor with the Mob. Trump is the only one running for President who says anything that makes sense, all the rest of any Party mouth the same mindless blabber, I turn a deaf-ear to their prattle. Why would Donald apologize to Ms. Kelly or anyone? Currently, a Brazil Visa is quite expensive and laborious to obtain, and you have to show a plane ticket in and out, this is why I haven't returned, otherwise I would have long ago. They're talking about the water in Rio's Bay being polluted, it always has been, when I went swimming it was at Barra Beach, 20 miles away, as Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches were totally polluted due to human waste, the beautiful-appearing sand is also this due to this water washing over it. London's Olympics were well-attended due to its being easy to get to, not so Rio.
I've got a zillion hits already today, I want each of you Readers to send Ed $10 so I can be rich. An Altar in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is dedicated to the "Good Thief" (See My Blog for Sept. 29, 2009). While in Israel I read in the newspaper of a War between 2 Jewish Israeli Gangs which has claimed 15 lives over the past 3 years, Bernie Madoff fleeced billions from fellow-Jews, Can't they all just get along? Took the train to Ben Gurion and flew to Istanbul, then 2 buses and 3 days to Tbilisi, got a nice room for 25 and then 30 U.S. at the bus station hotel. Tbilisi is cheap, taxi to the center, climbed-up and explored their castle-fortress, then bought 2 air-tickets at (firstname.lastname@example.org) nearby travel-agency also for cheap, Tbilisi to Istanbul was 100 U.S., the lady who sold me these is a real doll, "34," never been married, maybe one of you handsome guys can sweep her off her feet, everybody in Georgia was real nice. All of Tbilisi looks real fine, I asked her where to go for good Georgian food, and she sent me across the street (I hadn't eaten in a day). Then to the No. 9 Bathhouse, which is also right there. Tbilisi was founded due to its recuperative hot mineral springs, I felt totally renewed the next morning. There's a bunch of bath-houses all clustered together, McKayla would have found these far-better than some stupid IV, her great loss. Went to the Georgian National Museum, and their Fine Arts Museum, which is in the building which was an Orthodox Seminary where Joseph Stalin once studied for the priesthood (expelled due to his revolutionary activities, big surprise there). They have a bunch of fine churches to which I went, the new Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, the Siona Cathdral, the Metekhi Cathedral, the Kashveti Church, and more, it's a real fine atmosphere throughout, I'm so sorry about their recent floods and loss of human and animal life.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
The Egyptians are harassing Americans at the Taba crossing, and I want something done about it. Lawrence Kudlow's constant rant about a 15% flat-tax on everything is right on, have a tax-code of 2 pages. I saw Gennady Golovkin fight Willie Monroe on TV while I was in Istanbul, middleweights, Monroe is quite good but Golovkin made him quit, 33-0 as a pro, an amateur record of 345-5, he's never been down, his 30 pro ko's tell of his power. Warren Buffett was going to enter the ring as part of Floyd Mayweather's entourage, as does Justin Bieber, when Floyd fought Marcos Maidana (I no be selling wolf tickets) for the 2nd time, but it was nixed for whatever reason. Warren is a big boxing-fan (basic human interaction) and is often at his hometown's Terence Crawford's (140 lbs.) bouts in Omaha. And Warren gives Floyd financial advise, we're always hearing of boxers associating with the wrong people, so this is refreshing. I lost when Floyd beat Victor Ortiz (gave-in to the immense pressure), but I like Floyd quite a bit. He comes from a horrible background, his mother a drug-addict, Floyd Sr. went to prison for drugdealing, and has made a big success of himself (pro career began in 1996). When Mike Tyson was at the top of his game, he sat for a TV interview with David Frost, who asked him, should you really be involved in an activity where people are injured ...I'm in the hurt business...
The moderator for the Republican Pres. Debate tonight in Cleveland should be myself, Ed Preusse, who better to handle matters than an American, a real American, whose ancestry in this country goes back to 1650, rather than this foreigner of an Australian, Savannah Guthrie, who's ineligible to be President, she has no skin in the game. It's sacrilege. It's half past 10 A.M. here in Las Vegas, she can be ditched and me flown-in for this if we do it right-now. Brazil is talking about doing away with a visa for U.S. Citizens not just for the Olympics but entirely. That would be welcome, I was all-over Brazil via plane in 1991, man, I swam on some fine beaches, lots of good stuff to see, that architecture from the early 1600's around Torture Square (where many thousands of slaves were sold, and wrongdoers punished) in Salvador is the finest of that era in S.A. When I was in Rio, I got a good price, $8 a nite, for a nice-room, but it was also a hotel where Prostys brought their clientile. The morning I was gonna leave, I heard a pounding on the door, and an angry woman's voice, I had no idea what this was all about and wasn't going to open the door and get knifed or whatever. I went on my balcony where I had drunk beer the nite before in my undies while viewing the churning-throng passing by 4 stories below, and I saw a policeman standing 50 meters away on the corner. I threw a beer can towards him, he didn't hear it hit, I threw another and he looked up and at me and I motioned that he should come quickly and sort this (too much traffic for him to hear shout) out. The good officer arrived and did so, the hotel-manager indicated that the Black Prosty was loco, I quickly left.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
The Western Wall was the retaining wall of the 2nd Temple, I had read the lst Temple, I thought, it's the 2nd, I've been getting misinformation. From Jerusalem, I took a bus to Haifa, then a bus to Acre, where I had never been. It's real good, the Crusader stronghold for the most part from 1104 during the lst Crusade until 1291 and the ending of the 3rd Crusade, the last. They have things set up as they were when the Knights Hospitaller of St. John and the Knights Templar ruled the city. After awhile these 2 forgot their noble purposes and it became, competing criminal organizations, even waging war against each other. The British administered Palestine from the League of Nations mandate in July, 1922 until May, 1948, and the large British Prison in Acre is a museum, it's neat. 9 Jewish "terrorists" were hung there, members of the Irgun and Lehi (Stern Gang), who violently opposed the British presence, unlike the Haganah, who were basically nonviolent. The gallows is set-up as it was then (only a 4 ft. drop, ideally it should be 7 ft.). On May 4, 1947, the Irgun gained entry into the prison disguised as British officers, and blew a big hole through which 27 Irgun and Lehi escaped, as well as 182 Arabs, this is shown in the movie "Exodus." 3 of the 9 Jews hung at Acre Prison received capital punishment for flogging British Officers, the British were happy to leave.
A few months ago, I created a desire for a steel-car in some of you, and they haven't been manufactured for decades. But a possible source for this is the charity car lot of "Nevada Paralyzed Veterans of America" at 4000 Boulder Highway, Suite 9, Las Vegas, NV, 89121, across from "Boulder Station" Casino. They take car donations, and it's mostly older cars, and I've been there when there's been some nice ones. The people donating aren't trying to be deceptive, and the cars are inspected and fixed as best they can, although they often won't find everything that's wrong with it. Mike has, out of the goodness of his heart, helped foreign tourists to buy 10 cars there over the years, so they can drive them around the country, then selling them before they return to their own. Another guy I know, Gary, has bought 3 cars there, before Mike's Avalon came free, I was going to do this. Locally, this charity's reputation is pretty good, and a charity car lot is very rare. It's cash only, no sales tax, no returns, you can possibly find something good. 702-296-4060, ask for Jay
I've worked with you people for the past almost 7 years, an exercise in futility. Last week McKayla was bathing me in her love, and it felt really good, and I encourage her to do this as much as she wants, all day and night, but it doesn't change anything, think of where it's been