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‘Richard Jewell’ (2018) Movie — Elegantly Crafted; Great Story, Well Told; Highly Engaging.

by Anura Guruge



Click image to access IMDb.com listing.


YouTube trailer.


Obviously the TRUE STORY
from 1996.


I do remember the incident from 1996. How can you forget? But, I didn’t follow — & as such know — all the in-and-outs, & especially Richard’s background prior to 1996.

I did NOT realize that this was directed by Clint Eastwood until the end. If I had known, I would not have been as surprised as to how well it was made. How well the story was told.

Quite the story too. Sad in so many ways.

I am glad that this movie was made. This story needed to be told in its entirety & I gather that Clint didn’t get much (if any) wrong.

Did not know anything about the amazing lawyer (friend) Watson Bryant. He was quite the guy. Impressive.

If you are into this kind of ‘thing’, I definitely recommend — but I appreciate that everybody might not be that interested in this story, especially if you were around in 1996.


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by Anura Guruge


 

If You Ever Need A DWI Lawyer In New Hampshire — Stephen T. Jeffco, P.A., Is THE Guy.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access his Website. I added his picture. That is NOT on his Website. {Smile}


No, no; do NOT get too excited. I am NOT in need of a DWI lawyer, and I hope I never will be.

But, if I ever needed a DWI lawyer in New Hampshire I would try and get this guy — though, to be fair, he is, alas, no spring chicken. So he might not be around when I need him! Which is the story of my life. But, from what I saw today, I hope he is around for as long as he can, because he sure takes care of his clients (albeit at a (fairly stiff) price, I was told {Smile}).

He is beyond impressive. WOW! Talk about being good. Knowing his stuff.

We watched him this afternoon, in Laconia District Court, just systematically tearing apart a young policeman testifying in a DWI case. I felt sorry for the policeman. He was young and inexperienced and he stood no chance against Mr. Jeffco. He beat any lawyer you have seen in movies or on TV. He was clinical. I was in awe.

Now it isn’t as if I am not familiar with lawyers! In addition to hiring them, I have also done work for lawyers (think Websites) and know a few socially. Mr. Jeffco was better than any of those I know and a couple of them are at the top of their game.

When I first saw him, upon entering the courtroom I was taken back. He is older than I. Much older than I, and that is saying something. But, he didn’t lack energy and was sharp as a tack.

In case you are speculating, I was in court purely for moral support and as a spectator. We were helping out a local prosecutor, and even then it wasn’t I.

So, that was when I got to see, purely by chance, Mr. Jeffco. I am glad to have had the chance. He made my day.


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by Anura Guruge

“Dinner At Luigi’s”, A Short Poem In Prose, by Richard (‘Dick’) Byrd, Esq. Of Photoshop Fame.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read. Enjoy.


Dick Byrd is a polymath: lawyer, software entrepreneur, painter, poet, photographer, raconteur, Photoshop maestro, philosopher, and writer.

You have already seen his Photoshop artistry and some of his writing. Now a poem-in-prose.

P.S., Dick added this in his e-mail with the poem: “Don’t worry, the subject of this poem is purely fictional, not about anyone I know personally.


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by Anura Guruge

“Deserted Wolfeboro”, Before & After Photoshop Wizardry By Richard Byrd, Esq.

by Anura Guruge


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AFTER — Dick Bird’s Photoshop magic.


The ORIGINAL Image.


A picture taken recently, at 6:30am in the morning, of Wolfeboro, NH Main Street by Richard Byrd, a famous retired lawyer and software entrepreneur who now lives on Mirror Lake.

Dick kindly also provided this explanation:
“Look closely and you will see I removed the car, the sign in the middle of the road, and the electric wires going across the street.  I wanted a desolation, unspoiled look to the picture. Notice I actually lit the windows of the store that was behind the car.  The sky was slightly darkened and made more ‘ominous’ looking.”

Pretty amazing … right?

What you can do with Photoshop IF you have Dick’s expertise.


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by Anura Guruge

Kickstarting “Organized Chaos”, A Rock Band With Huge Potential — With My Friend “Luc” On Vocals/Guitar.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. Kickstarter page below.


Click to ENLARGE and read here … Kickstarter link below. Please visit.


Link to KICKSTARTER page — which includes video.

Please visit & pledge if you can.

You will be GLAD you did so.


I have seen them, i.e., “Organized Chaos“, heard them and followed them for the last 2-years. They are VERY, VERY good. I begged Luc to let me be their manager. Wisely (and Luc is one of the smartest folks you are ever likely to encounter) he declined. He knows that “Organized Chaos” is going to be much, much BIGGER than anything I would be able to manage!

These boys are going to go far. They could be VERY BIG. Huge.

I have known Luc since he was 10 or 11. He was in a “Destination Imagination” (DI) team I coached in 2011/2012. From the very first day I met him, I knew he was an exceptional talent. I have raved about him. His talent, intellect and ability is hard to miss. He has some very good genes, his father a famous lawyer — with clients like Muhammad Ali.

This is a great opportunity. Please spend some time reading their proposal. You will be glad that you did.

Mark my word. You could be witnessing the next BIG thing in modern music.


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by Anura Guruge

Dies Natalis Solis Invicti & Christmas 2015 Greetings To You All From I.

by Anura Guruge


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Christmas is a DOUBLE whammy for I.

I have celebrated Christmas, with gusto (and lots of presents),
ALL my life — my surrogate father
(a HUGE influence in my life)
was a ‘white’ Baptist lawyer (with no kids).
I made out like a bandit.
SMILE.

As the few of you who know me somewhat
kind of know I celebrate any and all
holidays with relish (and maybe even mustard).

But, I LOVE Christmas — MORE so since I have had kids.

So I wish you BOTH a Pagan greeting
and a Merry Christmas.

IF you don’t celebrate either,
WOW!

New Year is a LONG way away.


by Anura Guruge


Sri Lanka: Birth Certificate From 1953 & A Birth ‘Chit’ From 1960.

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by Anura Guruge

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Related posts:
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I too am “The Other Son”.
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Ananda College: prize list.
>> Ananda College prize giving 1969.

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This is my birth certificate (hospital mix up, that made me also “The Other Son”, notwithstanding). It was issued on September 15, 1953 — 9 days after the day of birth. Actually, if you want to be pedantic, it is a certified copy made on January 3, 1959 — probably when I was ready to go to school. Wonder what happened to the original.

Note some very interesting things:

1. It was issued at a office in “Slave Island“! (That is at the top.) Yes, that was a fairly well known part of Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).

2. It asks for the race — Sinhalese — of each parent.

3. It asks whether the parents were married.

4. It asks for father’s “rank or profession”. Mine says “Assistant Secretary to the Prime Minister“. [This is why the first car I was ever in was a Rolls Royce! The Prime Minister’s car. He lent it to my father, with the official driver, to bring me home from hospital — safety — given that there was some communal disturbance going on in Colombo.

5. The hospital mix up happened at the “Private General Hospital“, Colombo 7 — which is a rather ‘exclusive’ part of town.

6. The ‘tattooed’ “IBM WIN 06” denotes that I must have made this copy while working for IBM (at Hursley, the ‘Win’ indicating Winchester, the nearest city — while the ’06’ was the number of this copying machine. IBM had this ‘id’ engraved on the glass so that it could keep track of copies that were made!).


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This is a Birth ‘chit’ — issued by a midwife to certify the birth. The birth certificate would have come later. This is not mine. It is for my new friend, from Sri Lanka, who went to the same school as me, Ananda College, Udeni Wijegunaratne. He is a lawyer. We were talking about my birth certificate and he sent this over (and gave me permission to post it). You can make out his mother’s name.

It is hard to make out at the top because it is ripped but he was born at the “De Soyza Lying in Home“. That is SO British — Victorian era. “Lying in Home” for pregnant women. How brilliant. I remember that term. Weight of the placenta? Wow. I notice it is not filled in. 

I guess you have worked out what I am doing. I am preserving these documents for posterity.


Reconciling Acceleration Of Philadelphia Amtrak 188, by Brandon Bostian, With Possible Projectile Is Hard To Do.

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Related posts:amtrackday2
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Brandon Bostian: political statement?
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Brandon Bostian mental status?
>> Brandon Bostian doing a Germanwings?
>> Philadelphia Amtrak 188: Business Class car.
>> Amtrak handling of crash ….
>> Philadelphia, Omni Hotel Independence Park …

≡≡ Was Germanwings Lubitz on antidepressants?
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One could, and lawyers will, argue that Brandon Bostian accelerated, per his ‘flee or flight’ instincts, when he heard, saw or felt a projectile hit the train. And in the end it would be just his word on that.

That he can’t remember anything is so convenient to him and his lawyers.

But is it the normal the thing to do — accelerate a train to THAT EXTENT IF one believes one is under attack?

I, like others, are fairly sure that NO PROJECTILE on its own caused the acceleration.

The acceleration was done by Brandon Bostian — by the use of the accelerator lever. No projectile was involved in that.

So the only argument is whether the prospect of more projectiles is what caused him to accelerate. I am sure his lawyers will milk that to death.

I personally think the projectile or projectiles were a coincidence and now a Red Herring.


Brandon Bostian, Reckless Engineer Of Philadelphia Amtrak 188 — Does Amtrak Know His Mental Profile?

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Related posts:
>> Brandon Bostian
doing a Germanwings?
>> Amtrak handling of crash ….
>> Philadelphia, Omni Hotel Independence Park …

≡≡ Was Germanwings Lubitz on antidepressants?
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Lufthansa to file Bankruptcy to avoid Germanwings liability?

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Both from this Fox News coverage. Click here to access.


I have a sinking feeling that we have some type of mental issue here — with Brandon Bostian.

There are more people with mental issues in the U.S. than most people even have a clue. I saw these pictures of Brandon Bostian, this morning, while having my coffee in bed, in the U.K. “Daily Mail“, the ONLY newspaper I read (and have been doing so since the 1970s).

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Click to access U.K. “Daily Mail” original.

Nice enough looking guy, even dashingly handsome in his later pictures, BUT look at some of the earlier ones.

Hhhhmmmm.

Simple question. Does Amtrak ever check the mental situation of their engineers?

The statement by Brandon Bostian’s lawyer (above) is VERY telling. No “health issues to speak of”. Good lawyer-speak. Says nothing about MENTAL health.

Says he was not on medication. So on face value it would mean he wasn’t taking any ‘psychiatric’ drugs. BUT again lawyer-speak. Did he STOP taking such drugs? Did that result in suicidal thoughts? Irrational behavior? Did anybody say anything to Amtrak about him acting strange?

Wakeup call for Amtrak. You have to be on top of the mental profile of all your employees.

We used to have the saying “Going Postal”.

Will be have to add “Going Amtrak”?


Google Nose Already BIG Business: First The Lawsuit, Now The Speciality Nose Spray

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Anura Guruge


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Google Nose: Class Action Lawsuit — Apr. 1, 2013.
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Google Nose Real Life Example — Apr. 1, 2013.
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Google Nose Introduction — Apr. 1, 2013.
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Google’s SCRATCH Doodle for April Fool’s — Apr. 1, 2013.
>> 
Google’s April 1, April’ Fools Doodles — Mar. 30, 2013.
>> All Of Google’s Doodles & Games … — Jan. 16, 2013.

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