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2020.11.24 01:26 Jolcski Markovian Parallax Denigrate

One of the original mysteries of the internet was the Markovian Parallax Denigrate posts made to usenet in the '90s. There were many messages posted over several days by an anonymous poster, and since most people thought it was spam, all but one of the posts have been lost history. The posting was originally traced to a University of Wisconsin email and a Susan Lindauer, but later discovered that the poster spoofed the address. Below is a quick overview and the last remaining message:
"Around August 5, 1996 (the date that belongs to one of the only surviving examples of the strange posts), hundreds of odd messages began sliding into discussions across Usenet. They consisted of blocks of seemingly nonsensical strings of words that read like terrible slam poetry. The only thing they shared was an equally meaningless subject line: Markovian parallax denigrate. Since many people at the time assumed that the messages were gibberish, most of the original posts have since been lost. But one original post that survives thanks to Google’s archives reads:
jitterbugging McKinley Abe break Newtonian inferring caw update Cohen air collaborate rue sportswriting rococo invocate tousle shadflower Debby Stirling pathogenesis escritoire adventitious novo ITT most chairperson Dwight Hertzog different pinpoint dunk McKinley pendant firelight Uranus episodic medicine ditty craggy flogging variac brotherhood Webb impromptu file countenance inheritance cohesion refrigerate morphine napkin inland Janeiro nameable yearbook hark "
(https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/markovian-parallax-denigrate-mystery-internet)
So many questions around these posts. Were they an early attempt at bots/AI journalism, a secret code for alphabet operatives, just a troll?
I'm curious, were any of you on usenet in the 90s and happen to see the originals, and if so, is there any further context you recall? Other posts that stuck with you maybe?
Maybe someone just has some more info on this?
All thoughts are welcome, just thought this was an interesting topic to stew on for a bit.
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2020.11.23 02:53 JFKeveryday Small wound(s) in the front of JFK's head - PART 5.3

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In 2003, Dennis David appeared on Black Op Radio, part 121:
James Fetzer: Did you see Pitzer then?
Dennis David: No. I did not see Bill Pitzer that night.
Fetzer: Do you know if Jim or Paul or- or Floyd or Jerrol saw Pitzer?
David: Riebe thought he remembered seeing Bill, and- but the others did not recall seeing for sure- excuse me, Custer said he thought he saw him there. The others didn't recall whether they saw him or not.
Fetzer: Now, for everyone who doesn't know what we're talking about, Bill Pitzer was Lieutenant Commander I believe at the time, who ostensibly took a motion picture of the autopsy as it was taking place. I don't believe it would've been with a handheld camera, though I could be mistaken. Are you aware of any device located in the morgue, David, that would've allowed a motion picture to be taken?
David: I- only in the last few years, there's been- both Dr. Humes and Captain Stover have indicated that there was a closed-circuit TV set up with the morgue.
Fetzer: Aha.
David: And- the- what Dr. Humes- I'm citing what one of the researchers quoted him as saying, and a friend of mine in California who has met and talked with John Stover, who now lives out in California, told me that he- that Captain Stover recalled there being a closed-circuit TV. I do know Bill Pitzer was head of the audio visual department, was my mentor or one of my mentors, and had a lot to do with my becoming a commissioned officer in the Navy.
Fetzer: You never personally viewed any- any video or a motion picture of the autopsy, however?
David: I saw the sixteen millimeter film in Bill Pitzer's office on the Monday following the autopsy.
Fetzer: You saw the physical film? Did you watch it? Did you see-
David: We looked- Bill and I- I stopped by on that following Monday to talk to Bill about the professional exams and everything coming up for MSC selection in January of '64, and I just, you know, rapped on the door and walked in, as he had told me I could do, and when I walked in, he said 'Dave, come here, I want to show you something'. And I walked over, he had a sixteen millimeter film and a desktop, one of those small desktop editor-types. Also laying on his desk were some black and white and color photos of the body of the late President. And together, we hand-wound- the little crank- hand-wound the projector. We looked at probably three-four feet of the film, and it- it appeared that from the pictures, that there was no- the autopsy proceedings hadn't yet begun because there was no evidence of any, you know, incisions being made, no y-incision in the torso.
Fetzer: Right.
David: And mostly what I saw was if you were looking down at the body, not- mostly as if I were on the right side looking down. And then during the proceeding, the head was turned and the back of the head was visible for a while, and we remarked on the- what appeared to be a bullet entry wound in the right temple just above the right eye near the hairline. We kind of wondered about the rather large gash in the throat. And it was both Bill and I’s assumption at the time that the killing shot was a frontal entry wound.
Fetzer: Yes, very good. And so the throat already had this kind of melon-slice aspect to it, I mean kind of a grossly large? I mean, certainly didn’t look like any ordinary endotracheal incision?
David: No it didn’t look like a tracheal incision because it was- Number one, it was too wide, and if, you know, and if it was- if that’s what it was intended for, it was a damn sloppy job.
Fetzer: Yes.
David: I’ve done tracheotomies, Jim, in my time.
Fetzer: Yes.
David: And all- all you need is about three-quarters- up to a maximum of an inch of an incision at most, and it goes transverse, it doesn’t go- it doesn’t go across the body, it goes up and down.
Fetzer: Aha. Very interesting, because Malcolm Perry who performed the tracheostomy incision at Parkland was a very skilled surgeon, and in fact Charles Crenshaw provided me with diagrams of what it looked like, and his incision was a straight-across incision, but it went through the- a small round entry wound to the throat, which of course he described subsequently as having been present before he made the incision. But it was- it looked grossly different, you can find the diagrams that Crenshaw, for the audience, that Crenshaw drew for me in Assassination Science, I published them as appendices.
David: Yeah, I’ve seen those.
(Audio, part 121b, 11:52)
[…]
Len Osanic: Now, have a couple of questions then. One of them is to with with, now you called him your mentor?
David: Yes.
Osanic: And-
David: Pitzer.
Osanic: Yeah, do you want to go into the relevance of Pitzer’s film here?
Fetzer: Yeah, that’s good, that’s very good, Len, I wanted to back to that too.
Osanic: Right, and the question actually, a question just came to my email is that ‘are you sure that that was JFK on the film?’
David: Absolutely positive.
Osanic: Yeah.
Fetzer: Yeah, yeah, Dennis, describe the- the appearance of the face, for example. Was the face generally intact? I mean, you know-
David: Yes.
Fetzer: You know, it looked normal except that there was this- this hole in the right temple, is that correct?
David: Exactly.
Fetzer: And you said you saw it from the side, did you see any evidence of the massive blowout to the back of the head?
David: The only that- that we saw was in the parietal area. There was what appeared to be an exit wound, oh, maybe two and a half by three and a half inches. Not- not rectangular by any means, but not circular either. It was a shattered mass.
Feter: In the back of the head?
David: In the back of the head, yes.
Fetzer: Occipital-parietal region?
David: Yes.
Fetzer: Slightly to the right, say, of the back of the head?
David: Oh yeah. Slightly to the right. Yeah.
Fetzer: Yeah. And- And pretty big, about the size of your fist when you double it up?
David: Yeah. Just about- the size of my fist would be about right.
Fetzer: That was exactly how Crenshaw described it.
David: Um-hum. And, you know, that’s why, you know- Now, I’ve seen and treated bullet wounds before, and did so many times afterwards. When I was, you know, in- both in Vietnam and other areas, and Bill Pitzer had been through World War 2, he was familiar with gunshot wounds. Nether Bill or I were forensic pathologists by any means, but I can assure you it’s easy to recognize entry wounds from exit wounds.
Fetzer: Yes.
David: From high-powered rifles or pistols.
Fetzer: Yes. Yes.
Osanic: And I guess the relevance here is that, of course, the thought is that Bill Pitzer had made copies of this film and was going to release it somehow. And he- he-
Fetzer: You mean when he was killed?
Osanic: Yeah, just for the sake of our audience, right, let me mention that shortly before he was to retire from the Navy, that Pitzer was found dead. Dennis can comment on this, but his left hand was mangled, he allegedly had committed suicide, which is very peculiar because in fact Pitzer was left-handed. My suspicion is that his left hand was mangled in order to extract information from him as a form of torture to ascertain whether there were any other copies of the film that he had taken of the autopsy, and here I invite Dennis to add to this.
David: The last time I talked with Bill Pitzer was the week of December 1965. I didn’t make- I didn’t get commission in ‘64, but thanks to Bill Pitzer and Larry Webb and John Connally, all three MSC officers who mentored me, I was selected in 1965 and received my commission in December, the first week of December of ‘65, and Bill was there when I was sworn in, you know, proud as a peacock with that gold band around my arm, and Bill talked to me and he said ‘Well’, he said, ‘This is probably our last time we’ll pull duty together’, he said ‘I’m gonna be retiring next year and I’ve had some fairly lucrative offers from some major media sources’. And the next thing that I heard about Bill was that he had committed suicide in October of ‘66. And- now, by the way, Jim, I’ve always thought that Bill was left-handed because he and I used to play Bridge almost every day at noon, not- not every day but almost. And he always dealt cards left-handed.
Fetzer: Yeah.
David: And sometimes he would reverse it, so I was always under the impression he was left-handed.
Fetzer: Yes.
David: But Joyce, his wife, says that no, that he was right-handed, and other people that knew him seem to think that he was right-handed too, so I don’t know, I may have been mistaken that, you know, in my assumption that he was left-handed, but you know, based on my experience on him.
Fetzer: Of course, his left hand being mangled is all by itself inconsistent with the idea of suicide, why would anyone who’s going to commit suicide put themselves through the torment of mangling their left hand?
David: Well I remember- Yeah, I know, and Joyce told me the last time that I talked to her that- that they told her that they couldn’t get his wedding ring off his finger-
Fetzer: That’s right.
David: -because it was mangled so badly.
Fetzer: It was- it was- yeah, crunched into the-
David: -Or something to that effect.
Feter: Yeah. Yeah.
David: And she- she told me also, she said ‘Well I knew Bill had had some- something dealing with the assassination, but he never told me what it was’.
[...]
Fetzer: Listen, let me mention, I have this- I have a description from the- from based upon an interview with the- one of the embalmers of JFK. And this is a- I’d like to read this to you, Dennis, just to see if it strikes any bells, you know, I’m just gonna read parts of this.
David: Okay.
Fetzer: The description of the wounds that were given to Joe West, who was an investigator who had this interview with the fellow Thomas Evan Robinson on May 26, 1992. Here’s the description that West wrote based on upon his interview by telephone with Robinson: ‘Wounds – large gaping hole in back of head, patched by placing piece of rubber over it. Thinks skull was full of plaster of paris. Smaller wound in right temple. Crescent shaped, flapped down, 3 inches’. Now, that allusion I believe was to a chunk of skull on the right side of the skull in the vicinity of the ear that is seen in some of the autopsy photographs and drawings, that was kind of like a flap, was kinda loose flap, but you may or may not have noticed anything like that.
David: I never saw that flap on any of the pictures I’ve ever seen until I- I’ve seen it since-
Fetzer: Yeah.
David: But not what Bill Pitzer had in his possession.
Fetzer: Yeah.
David: I did not see anything like that.
Fetzer: Well that’s valuable. That’s valuable too because if they had been an add-on to create the impression of a bullet having been fired from behind when in fact it was fired from in front.
[…]
David: […] I know that some of the x-rays and some of the pictures that we viewed that- at Pittsburgh that- in ‘92, Custer said were retouched, and some of the pictures Riebe said had been retouched.
Fetzer: Oh yeah. Well, yeah. Actually, yeah. You mean the- the autopsy photographs do not appear to be consistent with the observations that you made at the time, that they appear not to be authentic autopsy photographs, they have at the least been retouched, possibly reshot, somehow fabricated or reconstituted.
David: Exactly.
Fetzer: Let me read a couple more items here from this interview. ‘Small shrapnel wounds in face, approximately 2, packed with wax’. You wouldn’t be familiar with anything like that?
David: I never saw those.
Fetzer: Yeah. These are interesting, I’ll come back to them later because the- the bullet that actually hit Jack in the throat passed through the windshield and the small- David Mantik believes that these small shrapnel wounds were caused by splinters of glass from that bullet going through the windshield. ‘Wound in back, 5 to 6 inches below shoulder to the right of the backbone’.
David: Right.
Fetzer: ‘Adrenal gland and brain removed. Other organs removed and then put back. No swelling or discoloration to face meaning he died instantly’. You can probably confirm the later that from the photographs you saw in Pitzer’s office that there was no discoloration, he looked pretty much like himself in those images?
David: Oh yes. I mean, it was- it was recognizable. Some researcher in- when I was at the JFK Lancer meeting in nineteen- 1998, said he thought that the body we treated- the body in the pictures I saw were those of Officer Tippit, and I said ‘No way’.
Feter: Yeah.
David: Absolutely no question in my mind that what I saw was the body of the President.
Fetzer: Have you seen this one photograph sort of taken from the right side, it’s a funny view, his eyes are open and he’s looking upward.
David: Death stare?
Fetzer: Yeah, so-called stare-of-death photograph as Livingstone called it, have you seen that?
David: Yes.
Fetzer: Did that correspond to the images you saw with Pitzer or did they look somewhat different?
David: The- It looked very similar except for the flap on the side of the head, that- the picture I saw on the film, on the sixteen millimeter film a couple of pictures that Bill had showed that, the stare-of-death if you will-
Fetzer: Yeah.
David: But the- that flap over the right ear in the- in the- almost into the temporal area, I never saw that.
Fetzer: Uh-huh.
David: Never saw that.
Fetzer: I’m looking at it right now. What they have there is it almost looks like pieces of black duck tape, you know, on the body in that stare-of-death, and of course the skull is all gunked up, this is massively gunkey. You know, one of the interesting features of the autopsy photographs, Dennis, is some of them show all this massive gunkey stuff, such as you find in Livingstone’s High Treason, there’s quite a bit of that. And others show a kind of neatly-trimmed and kind of clean head with only a small hole toward the top in the vicinity of the cowlick, have you seen those inconsistent photographs?
David: No, I haven't. I’ve seen pictures of them in some of the publications, yes, Jim, but only from that standpoint.
Fetzer: How would you have described the- the head or skull of the President at the time as you were observing it in the photographs that Pitzer had?
David: It appeared to be, you know, from the pictures I saw, the head appeared to be fairly intact.
Fetzer: Yes.
David: The- there was, as I said, a small hole near the hairline- if you would go from the right corner of the right eye and go straight up right to the hairline, there was a small- what appeared to be a small entry wound there, about- well, about the size of the end of my finger, which-
Fetzer: Right.
David: -would be three-eighths of an inch in diameter, a little more maybe, and then the pictures didn’t show any of the men that were in the autopsy room, just arms that were moving the body around.
Fetzer: Aha.
David: And the head was turned one, and the back of the head, and- you know, it seemed to be a clear through-and-through entry wound with the entrance in the forehead, in the temple area, and the exit wound in the occipital-parietal area to the rear.
Fetzer: You could see the definition of this blow-out to the back of the head fairly clearly, distinctly enough to see that it was not perfectly symmetrical and that it rather resembled a fist doubled up?
David: Yes.
Fetzer: And therefore, it wasn’t concealed or covered by a lot of gunk or matted hair or massey stuff back there that looked weird?
David: No.
Fetzer: Yeah.
David: I know I’ve seen pictures since, you know, hair hanging down and it looks like all kinds of stuff hanging out of it, I never saw that.
Fetzer: Right, so those were inconsistent with your observations?
David: Yes.
Fetzer: So those photographs would be, in your judgment, of someone else or else doctored or fabricated photographs.
David: I- I don’t know where they would’ve come from.
Fetzer: Yeah, but I mean they’re not consistent with your observations?
David: They’re not consistent with what I recall.
Osanic: Right, but you also mentioned that what you saw was before the autopsy?
David: It- from the films, it appeared to be that- Now, again, I did- we didn’t- I did not look at the whole reel of tape with Bill, just about the first three or four feet of it, and it appeared- it was- he was obviously on, well, what would be an autopsy table, and that it was obviously, it appeared to be the examination, if you will, that normally is done before the actual autopsy begins. Because the first step in an autopsy proceeding is to physically eyeball and examine the body from head to toe, write down any identifying marks or abnormalities, scars, etcetera, etcetera, moles, whatever, which are supposed to be put on the autopsy report. I’ve helped do autopsies in my time.
Fetzer: So this was actually the perfect time, Len, for Dennis to be observing. You know, I mean, if he had access through the- through the photographs that Pitzer had taken, I mean it was the ideal time to be observing the body in the- in it’s more-or-less pristine state for the- for the deceased in order to observe, you know, the wounds before in fact the autopsy incisions and other- and other forms of change of the body had taken place. You didn’t observe anything that looked to you remotely like surgery of the head, did you Dennis?
David: No. No I did not. Not at that time, no.
[...]
Fetzer: Do you- do you recall, Dennis, specifically thinking back about the body, whether the eyes were open or closed?
David: Open.
Fetzer: That’s very interesting, 'cause- 'cause Crenshaw remembered having closed his eyes himself, that he closed Jack’s eyes before he was-
David: That’s- that’s why I said that the- one of the pictures I remembered was that- there was the picture of the death stare that is present in these books-
Fetzer: Yeah.
David: Was- was very- was very similar to what I saw-
Fetzer: Yeah.
David: Except for that-
Fetzer: Massive gunkey black-
David: Black- Yeah, the gunkey black flapping mass.
Fetzer: Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.
David: But- but the eyes were open when I saw them.
Fetzer: But the- the surface of the face looked pretty much similar?
David: Yes.
Fetzer: Yeah. Very interesting.
David: Yeah.
Fetzer: Very interesting.
[…]
David: Well I never believed- When the Warren Commission report came out, I was appalled at what their conclusions- because their conclusion that it was done by- was a rear entry wound that was shot from the rear just didn’t jive with what I remembered. I’ve-
Osanic: And it must have been a lot of people that didn’t-
David: Exactly. And, you know, I- as I said, I never- I kept quiet until ‘79 when I agreed- when I agreed to let David use my name. The first time I ever said anything to anybody was to a reporter to Waukegan in ‘74, which is how David happened to get through to me eventually. And, you know, and from- from 1980 to the present day, I give anywhere from 8 to 12, 15 talks a year to schools, fraternal social groups, women’s clubs, men’s clubs, etcetera. And, you know, there’s certain questions that always come up, they want to know who I thought did it, or they want to know why didn’t I go public in 1963, ‘64, my standard response to that was I was 26 years old, had 2 kids and wanted to grow up- I wanted to be around to see my kids grow up.
Fetzer: Yes. Yeah.
Osanic: So if- and if I can read into that, then you did- you were worried at some point- for one man to go against the official word?
David: Len, there were too many people associated with the assassination who departed this life under unusual or strange circumstances, and I had no desire to be one of them.
Osanic: So, from the minute you heard that- that William Pitzer had committed suicide, you were leery of that?
David: Yes. Very much so. I didn’t believe he committed suicide from day one. In fact, Len, in 1980- in 1979, when David called me, my wife was sitting here in tears shaking her head, she did not want me to go public even in 1979. You know.
Fetzer: Out of fear.
David: Yeah, exactly. She’s resolved to it now, but she- even then she didn’t want me to, even then she wanted me to keep my mouth shut. [...]
(Audio, part 121c, 1:33)
On 6/30/2006, Dennis David was interviewed by researcher James Douglass. As summarized in Douglass’s 2008 book JFK and the Unspeakable: “As Pitzer hand-cranked a sixteen-millimeter, black-and-white film through the machine, David watched the short movie on a small screen. What he saw was the body of President Kennedy viewed from the waist up, being touched by the hands of unseen individuals. He saw the hands roll the body onto its side and back” (Link [link 2]).
Dennis David made an account on educationforum.ipbhost.com. On 7/24/2006, he posted in the JFK Assassination Debate section:
(3) It was on the Monday, after the post-mortem. I had stopped in to see Bill, about another matter, when I walked into his office, he had a hand-operated film editor on his desk. He also had some B&W and Color photos of the autopsy on his desk. There was a 16mm film in the editor. We looked at perhaps the first three feet of the film. I don't remember our exact conversation, but I do remember we both felt that there was a frontal entry wound in the right forehead near the hairline.
(Educationforum.ipbhost.com, comment 70044)
In the film and the pictures I saw only the body was shown. It did show hands that moved the body but no picture showed faces, etc. Some of the surroundings were visible but quite honestly we paid little attention to that. The body and the wounds it had sustained were our focus. Bill only commented as to the location/magnitude of the wounds, that the temple wound appeared to be an entrance wound. I did wonder at the tracheotomy incision, considering the size and location of the exit wound in the parietal/occipital area. It seemed to me that the tracheotomy was an exercise in futility. Bill's demeanor, hard to say, I know we both got teary eyed. Magnitude of what we saw???? We saw what we felt was a frontal entry wound in the right forehead with a large exit wound in the rear of the skull of a President we both admired and liked. How Bill felt when the Warren Report came out, I do not know. I felt disgusted and very, very angry but I was also afraid to say anything, and didn't until my talk with the Waukegan Sun reporter. Even then I would not allow my name to be made public.
(Educationforum.ipbhost.com, comment 70802)
From Allan Eaglesham's 2007 essay The Putative Pitzer Movie: A Discussion:
In the same way that no eyewitness (other than Mr. Custer) saw a movie camera, neither was a television camera reported; was a non-obvious CCTV system permanently installed in the autopsy room with lens-access in the ceiling and/or wall(s)? It is noteworthy that one of William Pitzer's areas of professional specialization was the use of CCTV for instructional purposes. In an October 1998 telephone conversation, CDR Humes told me that he had worked closely with Bill Pitzer on films on tropical medicine for use in Vietnam. These films were made on video and transferred to film; Pitzer was in charge of the television part. Therefore, it seemed possible -- if not plausible -- that Pitzer recorded the Kennedy autopsy on videotape via a CCTV system, unbeknownst to those present in the autopsy room, from which he generated the movie film seen by Dennis David. However, if a CCTV system was permanently installed in the autopsy room, few knew of it. Harold Rydberg -- director of the Medical Illustration School and of the Department of Medical Illustration at the Naval Medical School -- who had been in the autopsy room on many occasions, assured me in the strongest possible terms that it was not permanently equipped with CCTV.
New Witnesses
A memorandum, dated 5 November 1963, recently discovered among William Pitzer's papers (provided by a family member) expresses appreciation for "television coverage" provided by "Lieutenant W.B. Pitzer" and four gentlemen "who performed under his direction" (Figure 1). (Two of these gentlemen are deceased and the others do not wish their names to be quoted in this article.)
Figure 1. A November 1963 memorandum detailing the CCTV personnel under William Pitzer’s direction (names deleted from item 2): http://www.manuscriptservice.com/WBPmovie/memo.jpg
Neither Mr. "A" nor Mr. "B" has any knowledge of a role played by William Pitzer in the autopsy on President Kennedy's body. And neither has any knowledge of a CCTV system permanently installed in the autopsy room at the BNH in 1963.
Most of the CCTV feeds at the National Naval Medical Center went out from the television studio in Building 144 (where LCDR Pitzer's body was found, October 29, 1966); but feeds were generated at other locations within the hospital. Mr. A has no recollection of feeds from the autopsy room. Mr. B recalls CCTV generation from the autopsy room on a regular basis, not of autopsies however; the autopsy room was used for routine teaching purposes. This is consistent with CDR Humes' statement to the ARRB [10]:
[The autopsy room] would accommodate maybe 20 or 30 people, because we used to have conferences in there. Routinely, at the end of each week, we would retain the organs from the autopsies of that week. In fact, not only did we review them there, there was a closed-circuit television. They went to Andrews Air Force Base, NIH, and it was a closed-circuit instruction program.
Mr. B told me that for the CCTV feeds from the autopsy room to elsewhere in the hospital and beyond, "we wheeled in a television camera."
We Wheeled in a Television Camera
Often, it is impossible to prove a negative. But, this may be as close as one can come to proving that the BNH autopsy room was not permanently equipped with a CCTV system. If it had been permanently equipped, then it is unlikely that the CCTV team would have gone to the considerable trouble involved in transporting a bulky camera from Building 144 to that location.
It is a tautology that if no television or movie camera was present, then the movie film of President Kennedy's body -- reported by Dennis David -- was not generated in the BNH morgue during the Humes/Boswell/Finck autopsy.
Walter Reed?
Messrs. A and B confirmed CDR Humes' statement (see above) that there was a CCTV link with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) directly across Wisconsin Avenue from BNH. They are unaware of a similar link with Andrews Air Force Base, but both stated that there was a microwave link with Walter Reed Army Hospital and that CCTV feeds passed between the two military medical institutions in both directions.
[...]
A few years ago, I asked Dennis David to show on a blank face sketch what he recalled of President Kennedy’s wounds as seen in the 16-mm movie film in William Pitzer’s possession (Figure 2). His depiction of the wound at the rear of the head is similar to the descriptions of the Parkland doctors in Dallas and dissimilar from what is seen in the extant autopsy photographs.
Figure 2. Dennis David’s depiction of President Kennedy’s head wounds: http://www.manuscriptservice.com/WBPmovie/ddd.jpg
In a recent telephone conversation with Mr. David, I asked: "Is there any doubt at all in your mind that the body in that movie was John Kennedy's?" He responded: “Absolutely none.”
[…]
A Question of Color
Shortly after this article was published here, I received a message by email:
Interesting article. Did any of those who supposedly saw the "movie" or who worked with those cameras ever say whether the images were in color or b&w?
I responded:
Only Dennis David has said that he saw the movie in Pitzer's possession, and if my memory is good, he said he saw color slides too. Come to think of it, the assumption at that time was that those slides were produced from the movie. If the movie was generated from TV, it would have been in B/W. Am I following your thinking?
He responded:
Yes, you certainly are...I worked for [a TV station] that went color in 1954. They could only do color in the studio and the cameras were huge and weighed hundreds of pounds. In 1963, color cameras were extremely expensive, trouble-prone, and difficult to use unless there was a huge amount of light on the subject. All of that argues emphatically against the possibility of color at [Bethesda Naval Hospital]. For one thing, they could not be hidden from view -- everyone in the room would have seen it. And the camera had to be fairly close to the subject, otherwise there wouldn't be enough available light to get a viewable image. And since close-ups would have been mandatory for autopsies (otherwise why record them?), long lenses would not have been practical. So, if anyone claims that the Pitzer images were color, they cannot be telling the truth.
I responded:
The crux of the article is that no TV camera was present at the Humes/Boswell/Finck autopsy. If a TV camera had been there, everyone would have known it. Furthermore, the fact that the CCTV crew wheeled a camera into the autopsy room for broadcast from there is as good a demo as any that no TV camera was fixed to the wall or invisibly installed in the ceiling, which -- until now -- has been my theory (despite remonstrations to the contrary from Harold Rydberg). William Pitzer could have been in possession of 35 mm color slides as well as a B/W movie. However, if my two contacts say that the TV camera(s) they worked with generated B/W images and Dennis David maintains that the movie film he saw was in color, then a significant disconnect exists. Either way, it's an aspect that needs to be covered.
I emailed Dennis David, and he responded:
I recall that the film was in color.
And I emailed Messrs. "A" and "B":
Did the CCTV system that you worked with generate black and white or color images?
Mr. "A" responded:
The CCTV system was equipped with both monochrome and color cameras. Color was limited to a surgical camera, mounted on a pedestal that permitted the camera to overhang the operating table, and a color film camera for slides and films. The bulk of the work was monochrome using Dumont cameras.
Before Mr. "B" responded, I emailed the next logical question:
Were CCTV feeds from Walter Reed in color (as well as monochrome)?
To which he replied:
We did have both color and monochrome television equipment, either of which could have been transmitted to Walter Reed. I don't remember if we received color television feeds, or just monochrome, from Walter Reed.
I asked:
Is it at least theoretically possible that Bill Pitzer had a color movie in his possession -- within a few days of the assassination -- that was generated as a result of a CCTV feed from Walter Reed? Mr. "B" responded:
I would agree that it would be highly likely that both color and monochrome signals could be transmitted between NNMC and Walter Reed.

Mr. "B" also told me that he worked for DAGE Television as a field engineer stationed at a major hospital in Chicago, prior to moving to the NNMC in 1958. In Chicago they had a color television camera installed over one of the operating tables. Information on DAGE hardware available in the 1950s is available here, showing the brand/type of equipment they had at the NNMC. The Chicago and NNMC cameras were similar in operation to the film chain shown in the brochure. The major difference was that the NNMC "surgical" camera was movable.
In 2014, Dennis David spoke to Rob Clark on The Lone Gunman podcast, episode 30:
Dennis David: [...] I also learned, in my opinion and satisfaction, that the period between 7:35 and a few minutes before 8 o'clock, or until that body was put back in the bronze casket some time after- after 7 o' clock, that that period of time I believe was utilized to alter the wounds of the President in order to make it appear as though all- all the killing shots came from the rear.
Rob Clark: I agree. Most definitely.
David: Yeah.
Clark: Yeah.
David: Because on Monday, after the autopsy, I saw a sixteen millimeter film which the federal government denies ever existed. I also saw about six black-and-whites, I saw six photo- color photos of the body of the President, and I know that those photos did not match the photos later that were supposedly taken at the autopsy proceedings, after the official autopsy began at oh-eight-hundred- or at twenty-two-hundred. 8 o’ clock. So, that alteration had to be done some time between roughly 7 o’clock and, say 7:30.
Clark: Right.
David: Which’d been ample time to have done that. Because the photos that were officially released after the- of the official autopsy began at 8 o’clock- showed massive injuries to the head. I only saw- the photos I saw showed a bullet wound at the hairline directly above the corner, right corner of the right eye, and about a three- about four-inch circular kind of wound, which was obviously to me an exit wound, roughly about the size of a small orange or a very large peach. And that’s all. That’s the photos I saw on Monday that had been- that I believe were taken some time between 7 o’clock and say 7:30 or whatever. After- after- afterwards, when the Warren Commission report came out, other publications came, and I saw the photos where they had this huge massive injury that involved the temporal bone, as well as the parietal and the occipital bones. That was- I think that’s where the alteration occurred.
Clark: So what you saw basically matched what the Parkland doctors reported seeing?
David: What I saw the first time.
Clark: The pre-autopsy photos?
David: The pre- yeah.
Clark: The pre-pre-autopsy photos.
David: The pre-pre-aut- yeah. What I saw then was that, as I said, about- exit wound about the size of an orange that involved only the occipital- the occipital and a portion of the cranial floor.
Clark: Behind- behind the ear then?
David: Back here, yeah. But the temporal bone, which was on the side of the head, was not involved. This was located about- the exit wound I saw was low enough to have exposed the cerebrum- cerebellum- cerebral part of the brain. Not- not large- top of the head, sorry. The cerebral is what they called it. So you know, I didn’t really put all this together until after ‘65 when the Warren Commission report came out. When I looked at that, and-
Clark: You knew something was-
David: I knew something was not right.
Clark: Yeah.
(Audio, 18:05 [link 2] [link 3])
In November of 2016, Dennis David spoke at the JFK Assassination Conference held in Dallas:
On the following Monday, I went to- I was a First Class enlisted man. I was taking- I had enrolled in a program to gain commission. There was a man named William Pitzer who was the Lieutenant Medical Service Corps, who kindly sent it to be one of my mentors to help me out. So I had gone over on Monday after the autopsy to talk to Bill about the tests coming up in January, seeking his advice. And when I walked in the door, he said 'Denny, come here, you gotta see this'. On his desk he had a film editor, and on the editor was a sixteen millimeter film, and he had been looking at it. He also had black and white pho- color photos on his desk, all of them were of the autopsy. None of you have ever seen those pictures to this date, or even about the film, because the government said they don’t exist. The hell they don’t, I saw the damn things!
Of those films that were quite clear, Bill and I observed an entry wound approximately here [points to right forehead], an entry wound here [points to front of neck], and during that film, Pitz showed, the body was rolled up on it’s side and we observed an entry wound about six inches down from the neck and about an inch and a half to the right of the spinal column. We also observed an exit wound which involved- it was approximately this size [makes circle shape with hands], involving the parietal and occipital bones back here and did not involve the bones in this area [gestures to right front of the head] which the pictures you’ve seen show a piece flapped from the temporal. Years later, at the request of a researcher, I drew on a skeletal diagram of the wounds that I saw. I had never seen what Parkland doctors had said, but this investigator took my drawings, compared them to what was seen at Parkland, and they matched almost exactly. They were not the films and the pictures that David Lifton had in his book, because he- the ones he got had come from what they released- what the Warren Commission eventually would release. […]
(Video, 7:39)
[…]
The next Monday, I walked in with- when I saw Bill Pitzer and he was looking at this film and everything- things begin to gel, begin to question everything I’ve seen happen that time. So I went on, and finally in ‘65, I did get commission and was issued a medical service card. I was sworn in first week of December, 1965. Bill was there, ‘come over, give me a big hug’, and said ‘well, shipmate, probably won’t see you- serve with you anymore, ‘cause I’m gonna retire next year’, and he said ‘I’ve had some lucrative offers from major media’. So I went on my way, I went to Portland, West Virginia, went to knife-and-fork school, or what they call ‘knife-and-fork school’, and Naval justice school, and from there went to Great Lakes naval hospital for duty, and in April of ‘66, Barb Munroe, who had been both Bill’s friend and my friend at Bethesda came in for duty. She’d been transferred and she says ‘hey, did you hear about Bill?’, I said ‘no, I hadn’t heard anything’, and she said that he’d been killed. And I said ‘what?’, she said ‘yeah, they’re saying he committed suicide’, and I said ‘that doesn’t sound right’, and she said ‘well, there was some question about it because his hand had been mutilated and it looked as he’d been- as if he’s been tortured. And I said ‘I wonder if that’s because of the materials he had’, and she said ‘did you know about those?’, and I said ‘Yes, I saw ‘em’. And so, we talked about it for a while. […]
(Video, 14:22)
NEXT - PART 6 - Joe O'Donnell
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2020.11.18 23:57 Ubizwa Possible patterns in the Markovian Parallax Denigrate internet mystery?

The Markovian Parallax Denigrate is one of the oldest internet mysteries. It happened in 1996 when on the 5th of August a series of spam posts were made in several Usenet groups (an early form of internet news groups on which trolling was very easy) of which nobody to this day is sure who posted them, why and how they exactly were produced. The following news groups were affected by these spam messages:
news.admin.net-abuse.miscalt.religion.christianalt.religion.christian.boston-churchmisc.education.homeschool.christianpdaxs.religion.christianrec.music.christianuk.religion.christian

I was looking through them and I might have found certain patterns.
For those not familiar with it yet, read the Daily Dot article which describes it in detail and covers some other aspects which I don't cover here, like the messages originating from a spy and functioning as a number station.
In order to find out what exactly happened, it helps to look through the messages posted at the time, during the spam flood this message was posted by Catherine in the Usenet group:

We have a problem in alt.religion.christian.boston-church -- aflood of vertical spam with varying From: lines, posted fromdifferent locations, and with no common string to allow us tokillfile the slimeball.
The headers appear to be forged, and NNTP ( Network News Transfer Protocol, application protocol which worked similar to e-mail, but to transfer news articles in Usenet) posting hosts don't matchMessage IDs, which don't match From: lines. Usually the Path:headers match the Message IDs. The majority of posting hosts/sites appear to be European, and I recognize one as an openNNTP server used in the past for spamming/net abuse.
Both headers and message text consists of a string of unrelatedEnglish words, the majority long and somewhat complex. It appearsthat the message was generated by a program using an Englishdictionary, and working with an algorithm that rules out words lessthan four characters long.
If this continues, it will be extremely difficult for users ofalt.religion.christian.boston-church to find their messages inthe midst of the garbage. You might want to check and see ifalt.religion.scientology has suffered a similar attack overnight;this appears to be a more sophisticated vertical spam thanthey've dealt with so far.
Could someone in news.admin.net-abuse.misc take a look at thisand help us come up with a way to killfile it or, if justified,cancel it? Thank you!
Catherine
After her message user Phil explains that the posting host has been set to a user which has been targeted before (see the link to read the exact details, to avoid possible harrasment of the person involved I am not mentioning the name in this Reddit post ending up in search results). The perpetrator which Phil points out is according to another article not ment as a serious perpetrator and this was probably more ment as a joke.
I was looking into the messages myself, which can easily be found by looking in the usenet groups and setting the date to the date that it happened: https://groups.google.com/g/alt.religion.christian.boston-church/search?q=after%3A1996-08-04%20before%3A1996-08-07
That one of the messages is coming from "crap" makes the suspicion higher that this was ordinary spam: https://groups.google.com/g/alt.religion.christian.boston-church/c/ZYeHs7fvCmE/m/xUGf2tthdWgJ
But the question and mystery is, why exactly and how was this structured? There have been some modern attempts at copying this spam, but they are obvious fakes which can be seen by words which are not spaced sometimes in their attempts. All messags of the Markovian Parallax Denigrate have proper spacing and use different kinds of words. And with what I found out, I think there are in fact patterns in these messages and they are not utter nonsense as one might expect, (I save the best one for last) and the spam message which gave this away to me, was this one: https://groups.google.com/g/alt.religion.christian.boston-church/c/SpYME7nxmn0
Cat
Truck
Sterno gunshot vexatious thrown Jutish clockwise Scribners Babcock
cybernetic moth marijuana Borneo transport Ripley sagging media
imperfect exponentiate sparling chum medley rectitude portentous
immemorial wangle thunderous turmoil Indian sinter haze redbud Bendix
ICC parsley mace millenarian Cromwell methacrylate Oklahoma

This might look like utter nonsense (ICC was often mentioned in the attacked Usenet group, some people also suspected the words being used originating and being scrapped from the Usenet groups).
Let's make words which are associated with each other bold:

Cat
Truck
Sterno gunshot vexatious thrown Jutish clockwise Scribners Babcock
cybernetic moth marijuana Borneo transport Ripley sagging media
imperfect exponentiate sparling chum medley rectitude portentous
immemorial wangle thunderous turmoil Indian sinter haze redbud Bendix
ICC parsley mace millenarian Cromwell methacrylate Oklahoma
Cromwell, is a place in Oklahoma: https://www.mapquest.com/us/oklahoma/cromwell-ok-282036914
At Worthpoint, they have the LETTERS EGYPT PALESTINE BABCOCK SCRIBNERS 1902 TRAVEL:
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/letters-egypt-palestine-babcock-115831028
The Letters from Egypt and Palestine written by Babcock, published by Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1902.

These are not the only two things, which would rather be a coincidence.

Another message was Exogamous venial symbiotic by Alex Ohmmeter (looking at all the full names it becomes obvious that the pattern is that often a first name is used in combinated with an English noun or adjective): https://groups.google.com/g/alt.religion.christian.boston-church/c/fbwmMmoi7NQ
I will again put in bold the possibly related words, italic is possibly related but very uncertain:

Exogamous venial symbiotic
Alex Ohmmeter
Goucher Grimaldi transferable Conrail gauss Harrington Dearborn
Adirondack gantry Agatha seen lubricity coralberry papillary recipe
backscatter squander inadvisable stockholder vibrato retrograde
aggressor Urbana aft abutting Eleazar powder surfactant Beckman teem
flee Shawnee lurid Meier pep bean study Napoleonic vanilla boil
Harrington is a street in Dearborn.
Grimaldi is a dynasty originating in Genoa, (see Republic of Genoa) Napoleonic refers to resembling Napoleon, a 19th century ruler in Europe:
Napoleon's family was of Italian origin: his paternal ancestors, the Buonapartes, descended from a minor Tuscan noble family that emigrated to Corsica in the 16th century; while his maternal ancestors, the Ramolinos, descended from a minor Genoese noble family.
So strangely enough two words related to Genoa seem to happen in the same Markov spam post. It can however still be an odd coincidence.
Another similarity is that in these spam messages both the words pterodactyl happen in one three worded title and in another three worded title the word trilobite, possibly the bot selected words based on the theme anthropology and fossils.
In this message the word Zloty seems to get connected with the Polish name Piotr (the Zloty is the currency of Poland) while the word immature can be connected to baboon, as people associate a baboon or apes with immature behaviour when a child which doesn't behave itself gets compared to an ape: https://groups.google.com/g/alt.religion.christian.boston-church/c/FoJuFO3K0Dc
Zloty Aquinas immature
Piotr Baboon
I'll admit that this most likely is a coincidence though, as I can't find a similar pattern in many other spam messages.

This message:
apprise pimple Fitzgerald cyst Bristol horseback stave Notre Caribbeanyeoman tonal shortcut Urbana Malone echinoderm Allentown horsehairswampy oaken deprecatory moth Cornish omit inviable cognizant assessbehave Edmund businessmen millionaire heartfelt excrete spectrogram
Fitzgerald in Bristol: https://www.mapquest.com/us/virginia/fitzgerald-peterbilt-bristol-272506795
And the connected words businessmen and millionaire.

And this message:
Tony Assassinate
singsong forfeit distinguish character Rex Antony while Brogliethatch Tehran dopant Zeiss peace hassle chart Bergland quasiorderdelight tao stylus travail mechanist geodetic Oedipus saxophone yogicroft forgive Lawrence sunshiny transient forte restive neuroticbandy saponify tempo spleenwort scenery offstage convolution crotchplumbago pollen turtle spleenwort Zellerbach Ellison Lavoisier epic
The book Ralph Ellison's invisible man is sold by Lavoisier: http://www.lavoisier.eu/books/note.asp?ouvrage=3908048


But let's look at the last thing, the most well known spam post, the Markovian Parallax Denigrate:
jitterbugging McKinley Abe break Newtonian inferring caw update Cohen air collaborate rue sportswriting rococo invocate tousle shadflower Debby Stirling pathogenesis escritoire adventitious novo ITT most chairperson Dwight Hertzog different pinpoint dunk McKinley pendant firelight Uranus episodic medicine ditty craggy flogging variac brotherwood Webb impromptu file countenance inheritance cohesion refrigerate morphine napkn inland Janeiro nameable yearbook hark


jitterbugging McKinley Abe break Newtonian inferring caw update Cohen air collaborate rue sportswriting rococo invocate tousle shadflower Debby Stirling pathogenesis escritoire adventitious novo ITT most chairperson Dwight Hertzog different pinpoint dunk McKinley pendant firelight Uranus episodic medicine ditty craggy flogging variac brotherwood Webb impromptu file countenance inheritance cohesion refrigerate morphine napkin inland Janeiro nameable yearbook hark
As can be seen, many words relating to sports are used in one and the same spam post:
- McKinley (a brand of Intersport: https://www.intersport.com/brand/mckinley/)
- Abe Cohen ( = American football guard : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abe_Cohen )
- sportswriting
- dunk (this word occurs more frequently in the Markovian posts)

yearbook = A yearbook, also known as an annual, is a type of a book published annually. One use is to record, highlight, and commemorate the past year of a school. The term also refers to a book of statistics or facts published annually.
hark =

escritoire connects to both sportswriting and a yearbook.
- Some words (and a name) fit in the technology category, Debby Stirling is the CEO of a technology company, a variac is a transformator, and ITT: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITT_Inc.
- If we look at the category medicine we see morphine, medicine, pathogenesis.

The word Newtonian occurs while in other spam posts Copernican occurs, another physicist.


This is probably more then merely a garbage Markov chain, it might have been a program actually connecting related words to each other in given output. If more people look into the messages it could be a way to see if there are more of these patterns in all of these messages, possibly pointing at an AI Makrov bot being tested by someone on the Usenet groups.
Who else thinks that there are actually patterns in these spam posts?
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2020.11.18 23:50 Ubizwa Are there patterns in the Markovian Parallax Denigrate internet mystery?

The Markovian Parallax Denigrate is one of the oldest internet mysteries. It happened in 1996 when on the 5th of August a series of spam posts were made in several Usenet groups (an early form of internet news groups on which trolling was very easy) of which nobody to this day is sure who posted them, why and how they exactly were produced. The following news groups were affected by these spam messages:
news.admin.net-abuse.miscalt.religion.christianalt.religion.christian.boston-churchmisc.education.homeschool.christianpdaxs.religion.christianrec.music.christianuk.religion.christian

I was looking through them and I might have found certain patterns.
For those not familiar with it yet, read the Daily Dot article which describes it in detail and covers some other aspects which I don't cover here, like the messages according to some debunked conspiracy theories originating from a spy and functioning as a number station. (the name of the spy in the email came from someone with the same name of a university)
In order to find out what exactly happened, it helps to look through the messages posted at the time, during the spam flood this message was posted by Catherine in the Usenet group:

We have a problem in alt.religion.christian.boston-church -- aflood of vertical spam with varying From: lines, posted fromdifferent locations, and with no common string to allow us tokillfile the slimeball.
The headers appear to be forged, and NNTP ( Network News Transfer Protocol, application protocol which worked similar to e-mail, but to transfer news articles in Usenet) posting hosts don't matchMessage IDs, which don't match From: lines. Usually the Path:headers match the Message IDs. The majority of posting hosts/sites appear to be European, and I recognize one as an openNNTP server used in the past for spamming/net abuse.
Both headers and message text consists of a string of unrelatedEnglish words, the majority long and somewhat complex. It appearsthat the message was generated by a program using an Englishdictionary, and working with an algorithm that rules out words lessthan four characters long.
If this continues, it will be extremely difficult for users ofalt.religion.christian.boston-church to find their messages inthe midst of the garbage. You might want to check and see ifalt.religion.scientology has suffered a similar attack overnight;this appears to be a more sophisticated vertical spam thanthey've dealt with so far.
Could someone in news.admin.net-abuse.misc take a look at thisand help us come up with a way to killfile it or, if justified,cancel it? Thank you!
Catherine
After her message user Phil explains that the posting host has been set to a user which has been targeted before (see the link to read the exact details, to avoid possible harrasment of the person involved I am not mentioning the name in this Reddit post ending up in search results). The perpetrator which Phil points out is according to another article not ment as a serious perpetrator and this was probably more ment as a joke.
I was looking into the messages myself, which can easily be found by looking in the usenet groups and setting the date to the date that it happened: https://groups.google.com/g/alt.religion.christian.boston-church/search?q=after%3A1996-08-04%20before%3A1996-08-07
That one of the messages is coming from "crap" makes the suspicion higher that this was ordinary spam: https://groups.google.com/g/alt.religion.christian.boston-church/c/ZYeHs7fvCmE/m/xUGf2tthdWgJ
But the question and mystery is, why exactly and how was this structured? There have been some modern attempts at copying this spam, but they are obvious fakes which can be seen by words which are not spaced sometimes in their attempts. All messags of the Markovian Parallax Denigrate have proper spacing and use different kinds of words. And with what I found out, I think there are in fact patterns in these messages and they are not utter nonsense as one might expect, (I save the best one for last) and the spam message which gave this away to me, was this one: https://groups.google.com/g/alt.religion.christian.boston-church/c/SpYME7nxmn0
Cat
Truck
Sterno gunshot vexatious thrown Jutish clockwise Scribners Babcock
cybernetic moth marijuana Borneo transport Ripley sagging media
imperfect exponentiate sparling chum medley rectitude portentous
immemorial wangle thunderous turmoil Indian sinter haze redbud Bendix
ICC parsley mace millenarian Cromwell methacrylate Oklahoma

This might look like utter nonsense (ICC was often mentioned in the attacked Usenet group, some people also suspected the words being used originating and being scrapped from the Usenet groups).
Let's make words which are associated with each other bold:

Cat
Truck
Sterno gunshot vexatious thrown Jutish clockwise Scribners Babcock
cybernetic moth marijuana Borneo transport Ripley sagging media
imperfect exponentiate sparling chum medley rectitude portentous
immemorial wangle thunderous turmoil Indian sinter haze redbud Bendix
ICC parsley mace millenarian Cromwell methacrylate Oklahoma
Cromwell, is a place in Oklahoma: https://www.mapquest.com/us/oklahoma/cromwell-ok-282036914
At Worthpoint, they have the LETTERS EGYPT PALESTINE BABCOCK SCRIBNERS 1902 TRAVEL:
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/letters-egypt-palestine-babcock-115831028
The Letters from Egypt and Palestine written by Babcock, published by Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1902.

These are not the only two things, which would rather be a coincidence.

Another message was Exogamous venial symbiotic by Alex Ohmmeter (looking at all the full names it becomes obvious that the pattern is that often a first name is used in combinated with an English noun or adjective): https://groups.google.com/g/alt.religion.christian.boston-church/c/fbwmMmoi7NQ
I will again put in bold the possibly related words, italic is possibly related but very uncertain:

Exogamous venial symbiotic
Alex Ohmmeter
Goucher Grimaldi transferable Conrail gauss Harrington Dearborn
Adirondack gantry Agatha seen lubricity coralberry papillary recipe
backscatter squander inadvisable stockholder vibrato retrograde
aggressor Urbana aft abutting Eleazar powder surfactant Beckman teem
flee Shawnee lurid Meier pep bean study Napoleonic vanilla boil
Harrington is a street in Dearborn.
Grimaldi is a dynasty originating in Genoa, (see Republic of Genoa) Napoleonic refers to resembling Napoleon, a 19th century ruler in Europe:
Napoleon's family was of Italian origin: his paternal ancestors, the Buonapartes, descended from a minor Tuscan noble family that emigrated to Corsica in the 16th century; while his maternal ancestors, the Ramolinos, descended from a minor Genoese noble family.
So strangely enough two words related to Genoa seem to happen in the same Markov spam post. It can however still be an odd coincidence.
Another similarity is that in these spam messages both the words pterodactyl happen in one three worded title and in another three worded title the word trilobite, possibly the bot selected words based on the theme anthropology and fossils.
In this message the word Zloty seems to get connected with the Polish name Piotr (the Zloty is the currency of Poland) while the word immature can be connected to baboon, as people associate a baboon or apes with immature behaviour when a child which doesn't behave itself gets compared to an ape: https://groups.google.com/g/alt.religion.christian.boston-church/c/FoJuFO3K0Dc
Zloty Aquinas immature
Piotr Baboon
I'll admit that this most likely is a coincidence though, as I can't find a similar pattern in many other spam messages.

This message:
apprise pimple Fitzgerald cyst Bristol horseback stave Notre Caribbeanyeoman tonal shortcut Urbana Malone echinoderm Allentown horsehairswampy oaken deprecatory moth Cornish omit inviable cognizant assessbehave Edmund businessmen millionaire heartfelt excrete spectrogram
Fitzgerald in Bristol: https://www.mapquest.com/us/virginia/fitzgerald-peterbilt-bristol-272506795
And the connected words businessmen and millionaire.

And this message:
Tony Assassinate
singsong forfeit distinguish character Rex Antony while Brogliethatch Tehran dopant Zeiss peace hassle chart Bergland quasiorderdelight tao stylus travail mechanist geodetic Oedipus saxophone yogicroft forgive Lawrence sunshiny transient forte restive neuroticbandy saponify tempo spleenwort scenery offstage convolution crotchplumbago pollen turtle spleenwort Zellerbach Ellison Lavoisier epic
The book Ralph Ellison's invisible man is sold by Lavoisier: http://www.lavoisier.eu/books/note.asp?ouvrage=3908048


But let's look at the last thing, the most well known spam post, the Markovian Parallax Denigrate:
jitterbugging McKinley Abe break Newtonian inferring caw update Cohen air collaborate rue sportswriting rococo invocate tousle shadflower Debby Stirling pathogenesis escritoire adventitious novo ITT most chairperson Dwight Hertzog different pinpoint dunk McKinley pendant firelight Uranus episodic medicine ditty craggy flogging variac brotherwood Webb impromptu file countenance inheritance cohesion refrigerate morphine napkn inland Janeiro nameable yearbook hark


jitterbugging McKinley Abe break Newtonian inferring caw update Cohen air collaborate rue sportswriting rococo invocate tousle shadflower Debby Stirling pathogenesis escritoire adventitious novo ITT most chairperson Dwight Hertzog different pinpoint dunk McKinley pendant firelight Uranus episodic medicine ditty craggy flogging variac brotherwood Webb impromptu file countenance inheritance cohesion refrigerate morphine napkin inland Janeiro nameable yearbook hark
As can be seen, many words relating to sports are used in one and the same spam post:
- McKinley (a brand of Intersport: https://www.intersport.com/brand/mckinley/)
- Abe Cohen ( = American football guard : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abe_Cohen )
- sportswriting
- dunk (this word occurs more frequently in the Markovian posts)

yearbook = A yearbook, also known as an annual, is a type of a book published annually. One use is to record, highlight, and commemorate the past year of a school. The term also refers to a book of statistics or facts published annually.
hark =

escritoire connects to both sportswriting and a yearbook.
- Some words (and a name) fit in the technology category, Debby Stirling is the CEO of a technology company, a variac is a transformator, and ITT: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITT_Inc.
- If we look at the category medicine we see morphine, medicine, pathogenesis.

The word Newtonian occurs while in other spam posts Copernican occurs, another physicist.


This is probably more then merely a garbage Markov chain, it might have been a program actually connecting related words to each other in given output. If more people look into the messages it could be a way to see if there are more of these patterns in all of these messages, possibly pointing at an AI Makrov bot being tested by someone on the Usenet groups.
Who else thinks that there are actually patterns in these spam posts?
TLDR: Looked into spam posts of the early Markovian Parallax Denigrate mystery and made a summary of things in these posts about which I wonder if they are patterns.
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2020.11.18 19:46 RatherBeYachting Week 12 Match-up Preview Thread: #12 Oregon Ducks vs. UCLA Bruins

#12 Oregon vs. UCLA
When: Saturday, November, 21, TIME: 12:30 PM PST /3:30 PM EST
Where: Autzen Stadium - Eugene, OR
Watch: ESPN ESPN2 (UPDATED)
Odds: Oregon by 13.5 pts.
Total Points: 66.5
All-Time Series : Oregon vs. UCLA
Oregon and UCLA have met 68 times since 11/29/1928.
These teams last met 746 days (~2 years) ago on 11/03/2018.
Series Wins: Oregon 29-0-39 UCLA
Longest streak of continuous meetings: 15 (1928-1942).
Oregon has won the most recent meeting (2018) in this series.
Last 6 Meetings
Winner Date Location Oregon UCLA Notes
Oregon 2018-11-03 Eugene, OR 42 21
UCLA 2017-10-21 Pasadena, CA 14 31
Oregon 2014-10-11 Pasadena, CA 42 30
Oregon 2013-10-26 Eugene, OR 42 14
Oregon 2011-12-02 Eugene, OR 49 31 Pac-12 Championship Game
Oregon 2010-10-21 Eugene, OR 60 13
Series Comparison Data via Winsipedia
Through Week 11
Week Oregon 2-0(2-0) Result UCLA 1-1(1-1) Result
1 BYE N/A BYE N/A
2 BYE N/A BYE N/A
3 BYE N/A BYE N/A
4 BYE N/A BYE N/A
5 BYE N/A BYE N/A
6 BYE N/A BYE N/A
7 BYE N/A BYE N/A
8 BYE N/A BYE N/A
9 BYE N/A BYE N/A
10 Stanford 0-2(0-2) W 35-14 Colorado 2-0(2-0) L 42-48
11 Washington State 1-1(1-1) W 43-29 California 0-1(0-1) W 34-10
All rankings reflect the current /cfb poll
Oregon Injury Report
Data Scraped: 2020-11-18 11:00:04
Player Position Status Reported Notes
Spencer Webb TE Doub Sat – Undisclosed Tue, Nov 17 Webb has missed the last two games with an unspecified injury, and he is not expected to play Saturday against UCLA.
Steve Stephens Iv S Doub Sat – Undisclosed Tue, Nov 17 Stephens IV was held out of the previous game due to an unknown reason, and it is unlikely that he will be active against UCLA on Saturday.
Hunter Kampmoyer TE Prob Sat – Undisclosed Mon, Nov 16 Kampmoyer is expected to be available against UCLA on Saturday despite an undefined injury.
Cam Mccormick TE Prob Sat – Undisclosed Mon, Nov 16 McCormick has missed the last two games dealing with an undefined injury, but it is unlikely to interfere with his status for Saturday’s game versus UCLA.
Mycah Pittman WR Out Sat – Undisclosed Mon, Nov 16 Pittman was held out of the previous game with an unspecified ailment, and he will not suit up against UCLA on Saturday.
Daewood Davis WR Out Sat – Undisclosed Mon, Nov 16 Davis sat out the previous game with an injury to an unlisted location, and he will not face UCLA on Saturday.
Chris Randazzo OL Out For Season – Personal Wed, Oct 14 Randazzo has declared that he will not take part in the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns.
Brady Breeze S Out For Season – Personal Sun, Oct 4 Breeze has ruled himself out for the entire 2020 season due to a person decision.
Jevon Holland S Out For Season – Personal Sat, Sep 26 Holland will sit out the entire 2020 season due to a personal reason.
Thomas Graham Jr. CB Out For Season – Personal Fri, Sep 25 Graham Jr. will not take part in the 2020 season after informing the team of his personal decision.
Penei Sewell OL Out For Season – Personal Fri, Sep 25 Sewell has opted-out for the entire 2020 season due to concerns about the virus.
Patrick Herbert TE Ques Sat – Undisclosed Sat, Nov 14 Herbert missed the last game with an undetermined injury, and it is uncertain if he will line up Saturday against UCLA.
Injury data lifted from: boydsbets.com
UCLA Injury Report
Data Scraped: 2020-11-18 11:00:04
Player Position Status Reported Notes
Kenny Churchwell III DB Out For Season – Personal Wed, Oct 7 Churchwell III will sit out the entire 2020 season due to a personal reason.
Steven Mason DL Out Indefinitely – Suspension Fri, Oct 30 Mason has been issued a suspension for an extended period due to an unspecified reason.
Martin Andrus Jr. DL Out Indefinitely – Knee Fri, Oct 30 Andrus Jr. is sidelined with a knee injury, and it is uncertain when he will make his season debut.
Sitiveni Kaufusi LB Out Indefinitely – Undisclosed Mon, Nov 9 Kaufusi is sidelined with an injury to an unlisted location, and team officials have yet to provide an exact return date.
Injury data lifted from: boydsbets.com
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2020.11.16 06:47 SWGalaxysEdge ** Mon 11/16 - Christmas TV listings - ALL CHANNELS **

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A Shoe Addict's Christmas Today, 12:00 AM / HALMRK 68 When a woman is accidentally locked inside a department store after closing, she is shocked to receive a visit from a guardian angel, who takes her on a trip to Christmases past, present and future to rediscover the true spirit of the holiday.
The Christmas Edition Today, 12:01 AM / LIF-E 38 As she deals with a breakup from her longtime boyfriend, a journalist learns that the newspaper she writes for is shutting down, so when she hears of a small newspaper in Alaska seeking an owner, she decides to take a chance on a new path in life.
Deliver by Christmas Today, 12:01 AM / HALLMV 84 A bakery owner meets a widower who recently moved to town with his young son, but she is also charmed by a mysterious client, whom shes never met in person, but she doesnt realize that theyre the same man.
The Christmas Calendar Today, 1:00 AM / UP 145 A struggling baker who works in a small town is given a Christmas calendar that was homemade as a gift by a secret admirer, which sends the locals out on a mission to learn the sender's identity and bring the two people together.
Christmas in Love Today, 2:00 AM / HALMRK 68 When a baker is tasked with teaching her company's CEO how to make their famous cookies, she decides to teach him about the value in his employees, but when he decides to embark on new business plans, she faces a dilemma regarding her future.
You Better Watch Out Today, 2:00 AM / FLIX-W 115 A troubled individual finds that his entire life has been affected by the terrible moment when he discovered the truth behind Santa Claus and Christmas, and his life-long obsession soon turns horrific when he embarks upon a bitter spree of murder.
Alice - Mel, the Magi Today, 2:00 AM / WTSP-DT2 610 / ATV The waitresses begin to worry about having enough money to purchase Christmas presents for everyone, prompting Flo to propose that each person buys just one gift for someone, but their efforts may end up being wasted for nothing.
Operation Christmas Today, 2:01 AM / HALLMV 84 After her military officer boyfriend is forced to deploy right before Christmas, a single mother and her children are inspired by their own difficulties to help other families of military members, with their efforts going viral.
Christmas on the Vine Today, 2:04 AM / LIF-E 38 On Christmas vacation a marketing executive works on an assignment to help a family-owned winery struggling to stay afloat, and along with the stubborn winery owner, she tries to save the business from being acquired by a giant wine corporation.
Annie Today, 3:41 AM / RETRPX 386 A spunky girl who lives in an orphanage is chosen to spend the Christmas holidays with a billionaire who grows to love the child, and wants to adopt her, but her true happiness may be jeopardized by the scheming headmistress of her orphanage.
The Christmas Cure Today, 4:00 AM / HALMRK 68 When a doctor returns home for the holidays to the news that her dad is retiring, she faces a dilemma when a reunion with her high school sweetheart and Christmas emotions cause her to contemplate taking over her family's practice.
A Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas Today, 4:01 AM / HALLMV 84 When a hotel manager returns to her hometown in Virginia to help her sister plan a Christmas wedding at the inn that her family once owned, she must work with the current owner and a single dad who wants to let go of the past.
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Today, 4:25 AM / HBO 201 After accidentally burning down Harold's father-in-law's prize Christmas tree, Harold and Kumar embark on a quest to find the perfect replacement in New York City, but along the way, they run into all types of trouble blocking their path.
The New Adventures of Old Christine - It's Beginning to Stink a Lot Like Christmas Today, 4:30 AM / LOGO 147 Lucy convinces Christine to attend a holiday party in the neighborhood, and after reluctantly agreeing, she finds herself having a great time when she discovers a juicy secret; Richard and New Christine introduce Ritchie to a crazy tradition.
Jingle Around the Clock Today, 6:00 AM / HALMRK 68 When a woman plans a Christmas celebration with her college friends, she is forced to work on an advertising campaign for her job, but when she finds herself working with a man with opposing views, she tries to pull off the perfect event.
Christmas in Montana Today, 6:00 AM / HALLMV 84 A woman goes to Montana to help a resistant man save his ranch before the holidays, and her time on the ranch helps restore her faith in Christmas just in time for a miracle.
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Today, 7:25 AM / HBOWAL 208 After accidentally burning down Harold's father-in-law's prize Christmas tree, Harold and Kumar embark on a quest to find the perfect replacement in New York City, but along the way, they run into all types of trouble blocking their path.
One Crazy Christmas Today, 7:30 AM / SHO3XE 243 A successful attorney navigates an awkward and chaotic Christmas dinner with her family when her daughter surprisingly brings home a new fiancé, who the woman realizes is a man with whom shes had a one-night stand with in the past.
Last Christmas Today, 7:45 AM / HBOSG 203 A young woman who appears to have an endless amount of bad luck decides to accept a job working as an elf in a year-round Christmas store, but after a man enters her life and her life starts to change, she wonders if it's all too good to be true.
The Christmas Consultant Today, 8:00 AM / LIF-E 38 When a stressed mother decides to hire a popular consultant to help her juggle her family and work life during the busy holidays, she soon comes to the conclusion that she's made a great decision when he takes over her household at Christmas.
Sleigh Bells Ring Today, 8:00 AM / HALMRK 68 A single mother hoping for a promotion to City Manager has little time to put together a successful town parade for Christmas, but a magical sleigh with a mind of its own and a knack for playing matchmaker could be everything she is looking for.
The Christmas Note Today, 8:00 AM / HALLMV 84 A woman struggles to find peace during chaotic times affter moving back to her hometown with her son before Christmas, but she quickly finds a new purpose when she bonds with a neighbor who is being reunited with a long-lost sibling.
George Lopez - A Clear and Presentless Danger Today, 8:30 AM / TBS 23 When George discovers that Benny has drawn Max as her Secret Santa gift recipient, he thinks back to his own disappointing childhood and begins to fear that his mother will cause his son to become disillusioned on Christmas.
12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue Today, 9:15 AM / AMCALL 64 Emma is a dog lover who races to organize an extravagant holiday celebration with the high hopes of raising funds to support a puppy orphanage and prevent it from closing its doors forever; a conspirator threatens to close the puppy orphanage.
Roseanne - White Trash Christmas Today, 9:30 AM / CMTV 45 Dan and Roseanne snub the neighborhood association with their trashy Christmas decorations and then get mad when Becky gives her check to Mark and begins a waitress job at a trashy bar; Bev and D.J. surprise Darlene with a Christmastime visit.
The Family Stone Today, 9:50 AM / HBOC-E 205 A successful businessman brings his straight-laced and uptight fiancée home to meet his free-thinking, high-spirited and rebellious family for Christmas, but he runs into problems after he tries to give her the heirloom wedding ring.
A Perfect Christmas List Today, 10:00 AM / LIF-E 38 A woman reluctantly returns home for the holidays after discovering that her grandmother's health has declined, and embarks on a Christmas adventure with her aloof mother and a charming physician as per the request of her recovering grandmother.
Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas Today, 10:00 AM / HALLMV 84 When a country music star's flight home to Tulsa is canceled, he meets a fellow traveler, who is also trying to get to Tulsa, and they become unlikely traveling companions as they try to make their way home to their families in time for the holiday.
One Crazy Christmas Today, 10:30 AM / SHO3XW 251 A successful attorney navigates an awkward and chaotic Christmas dinner with her family when her daughter surprisingly brings home a new fiancé, who the woman realizes is a man with whom shes had a one-night stand with in the past.
Last Christmas Today, 10:45 AM / HBOSW 210 A young woman who appears to have an endless amount of bad luck decides to accept a job working as an elf in a year-round Christmas store, but after a man enters her life and her life starts to change, she wonders if it's all too good to be true.
Little House on the Prairie - Christmas at Plum Creek Today, 11:00 AM / UP-HD 1317 The members of the Ingalls family secretly take extra jobs at Christmas to be able to buy special gifts for each other, and Laura feels left out because she is too young to work until she comes up with an idea about how to raise money on her own.
Christmas at the Chateau Today, 11:30 AM / SHOFAM 248 A group of sisters attempt to save a historic mansion and beloved family home in their town from a corrupt bank that plans to foreclose on Christmas, but things get complicated when a sister falls in love with one of the bankers.
The Parkers - Secret Santa Today, 11:44 AM / BET 71 When no one else is in the Christmas spirit, Nikki decides to improve her mood by taking a trip to the mall to purchase some last-minute gifts, but she accidentally becomes trapped in the mall after volunteering to work as the mall's Santa.
A Very Nutty Christmas Today, 12:00 PM / LIF-E 38 After her boyfriend breaks up with her, a bakery owner overwhelmed with cookie orders loses sight of the joy of Christmas only to wake up one morning to find a handsome solider in her home, who she believes is the Prince from The Nutcracker.
A Christmas Love Story Today, 12:00 PM / HALMRK 68 A youth choir director must come up with a hit song to write for the big Christmas Eve show, but she becomes distracted by a young boy with a gifted voice, and the child's widowed father seems just as surprised as she is to hear him sing.
Christmas a La Mode Today, 2:00 PM / LIF-E 38 A dairy farmer is determined to keep her family's legacy alive in the midst of hard times by hosting an ice cream flavor contest during Christmas, but her sister intends to sell off her shares if she cannot raise enough money in time.
Road to Christmas Today, 2:00 PM / HALMRK 68 When a TV producer falls in love with the son of a popular star, she decides to concoct a plan to reunite her beau with his family on a live broadcast, but when the plan goes awry, she is forced to face the truth about the spirit of Christmas.
Debbie Macomber's Dashing Through the Snow Today, 2:00 PM / HALLMV 84 When a problem at the airport keeps a crafter who wants to spend Christmas with her family from boarding her flight, she must share the only rental car left with an attractive stranger, who happens to be an undercover FBI agent sent to follow her.
Gilmore Girls - Forgiveness and Stuff Today, 3:00 PM / UP 145 Lorelai is told not to attend her parent's Christmas party; Luke rushes Lorelai to the hospital when she learns that her father collapsed during holiday festivities; Lane gives Rory advice about the right Christmas gift for Dean
Love at the Christmas Table Today, 4:00 PM / LIF-E 38 Two best friends, a young man named Sam and a woman named Katherine, who have grown up side by side and who've shared every Christmas dinner together, reconsider their relationship now that Sam has realized that Katherine is "the one."
Santa's Baking Blizzard - Countdown to Christmas Today, 4:00 PM / FOODTV 56 Casey Webb challenges three teams of Christmas bakers and their ice sculptors to create colossal Christmas tree cake displays, complete with edible presents, ornaments and pyrotechnics, as the judges decide who will advance to the grand finale.
Christmas Scavenger Hunt Today, 4:00 PM / HALMRK 68 A woman decides to head back home to spend the holidays there, but things start to get complicated after she becomes forced to partner up with her ex-boyfriend to participate in her hometown's annual Christmas scavenger hunt.
Last Vermont Christmas Today, 4:00 PM / HALLMV 84 When a woman and her sisters gather for their annual Christmas visit to their childhood home, she discovers her parents have put the house up for sale, and she is shocked to learn that the buyer is her former high school sweetheart
Santa's Baking Blizzard - Winter Wonderland Today, 5:00 PM / FOODTV 56 Host Casey Webb challenges three teams of Christmas bakers to create fantasy snow globe cakes, as each team uses ice sculpture to further enhance their displays and impress judges Jocelyn Delk Adams, Amanda Freitag and Zac Young.
Little House on the Prairie - A Christmas They Never Forgot Today, 5:00 PM / HALLDRMHD 1124 Laura and Almanzo, Mary and Adam, and Hester Sue come to Charles and Caroline's already-full home for Christmas Eve, and a blizzard traps them all, leaving them to pass the time by telling stories about Christmases in other years and places.
Scrooged Today, 6:00 PM / AMCALL 64 The executive of a major TV network nearly ruins a holiday after he fires a low-level aide, exploits his good-hearted secretary and trashes a holiday show on Christmas Eve, but visitations from various ghosts manage to show him the error of his ways.
Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa Today, 6:00 PM / HALMRK 68 When a woman decides to make a holiday trip to her hometown, she soon finds that the historic general store has closed, so she uses her experience to attempt to restore the place using the help of a local contractor and the townspeople.
Fir Crazy Today, 6:00 PM / HALLMV 84 After a woman unexpectedly loses her job, she must work at her family's Christmas tree lot to make ends meet during the holiday season, and she soon enters into a conflict with the landlord who hopes to shut down her business.
Santa's Baking Blizzard - Santa's Christmas Eve Today, 7:00 PM / FOODTV 56 Casey Webb challenges the teams to create Christmas tree cake displays complete with edible presents, ornaments and pyrotechnics, the team whose creation impresses judges Jocelyn Delk Adams, Amanda Freitag and Zac Young, advances to the grand finale.
Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House Today, 7:00 PM / HBOF-E 204 A young boy who proves himself to be extremely resourceful sneaks away from home on Christmas Eve to spend the holidays with his newly divorced father and his rich girlfriend and attempts to protect the mansion from thieving villains.
Family Guy - How The Griffin Stole Christmas Today, 7:30 PM / TBS 23 Peter is asked to step in and play the mall Santa for the time being, until he realizes that Santa can get away with anything and gets drunk with power; Stewie and Brian start crashing office holiday parties for free food and drama.
Christmas on the Vine Today, 8:00 PM / LIF-E 38 On Christmas vacation a marketing executive works on an assignment to help a family-owned winery struggling to stay afloat, and along with the stubborn winery owner, she tries to save the business from being acquired by a giant wine corporation.
Switched for Christmas Today, 8:00 PM / HALMRK 68 When estrange twin sisters are forced to get together, the two start to become envious of each other's life, so they decide to swap places to learn how the other half lives, and gain a better appreciation for what they already have.
A Dog Named Christmas Today, 9:00 PM / HALLDRMHD 1124 / HDTV A developmentally challenged young man whose passion for animal care often leads him to focus on creatures in need attempts to convince both his family and his rural community to participate in a local holiday pet adoption program.
Christmas Cookie Challenge - Visions of Christmas Today, 10:00 PM / FOODTV 56 / New Five bakers use cookies to show off their idea of Christmas future, then they recreate the excitement of unwrapping gifts on Christmas morning by building baked and breakable gift displays; guest judge Gesine Prado joins the hosts.
Double Holiday Today, 10:00 PM / HALMRK 68 A career-driven woman competes for a promotion opportunity at work with her office co-worker, but when the CEO asks the two of them to plan the company's Christmas party, they start to learn more about one another and feelings begin to develop.
A Boyfriend for Christmas Today, 10:00 PM / HALLMV 84 Nearly 20 years after asking Santa to bring her a boyfriend for Christmas, a romantic skeptic finds herself heavily involved in her career as a social worker when an unexpected knock at the door reveals the gift she had been hoping to receive.
Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House Today, 10:00 PM / HBOF-W 211 A young boy who proves himself to be extremely resourceful sneaks away from home on Christmas Eve to spend the holidays with his newly divorced father and his rich girlfriend and attempts to protect the mansion from thieving villains.
The Christmas Edition Today, 10:03 PM / LIF-E 38 As she deals with a breakup from her longtime boyfriend, a journalist learns that the newspaper she writes for is shutting down, so when she hears of a small newspaper in Alaska seeking an owner, she decides to take a chance on a new path in life.
The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show - Sherman Exchange Program; Charles Dickens Today, 11:30 PM / SPROUT 121 Sherman and an eleven-year-old emperor from ancient China trade roles for a day; Mr. Peabody and Sherman meet the famed English author, Charles Dickens, who is having trouble completing his novel, "A Christmas Carol," because of an angry ghost.
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2020.11.16 01:13 ihearttoskate Controversial Excommunications - From a Believer's Perspective

Excommunication itself is a controversial subject, as the LDS church teaches that the ordinances required for salvation are taken away from those who are excommunicated. Depending on whose quotes you read, excommunicated members are not redeemable and will go to outer darkness after death. The lines between inactive, disfellowshipped, excommunicated, and apostate are often blurry, especially in the early church. For the purposes of this review, excommunication is defined as anyone whose ordinances and salvation were considered to be revoked.
This is a summary of the excommunications and near excommunications that I feel are the most controversial from a member’s perspective. I intentionally discluded those who joined or started other churches, people charged with “serious sins” (like adultery), or people who members typically see as antagonistic towards the church (ie, John Dehlin, Jeremy Runnells, etc.). Please let me know if I’ve missed anyone who should be considered "controversial".
There are two main categories of excommunications that appear controversial:
  1. Excommunications in the Early Church, and
  2. Excommunications for Social Issues
Excommunications in the Early Church
  1. Oliver Cowdery – Excommunicated in 1838 for not giving his property to the church following the Kirtland Safety Society “bank” collapse and spreading rumors that Joseph Smith had committed adultery (Fanny Alger). https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/history/topics/oliver-cowdery?lang=eng
  2. Orson Pratt – Threatened with destruction and loss of eternal glory in 1856 for disagreeing with Brigham Young about whether God was still progressing and learning. Young believed that he was, and claimed it was revealed to him by God himself. (Pages 13, 15, and 16 of The Orson Pratt-Brigham Young Controversies: Conflict within the Quorums, 1853 to 1868 https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/45224861.pdf?refreqid=excelsior%3A5d7a211e1084e8bd9dbe7e91e82b001c).
This idea was officially repudiated by Bruce R. McConkie in his famous “Seven Deadly Heresies” talk, where he stated: “There are those who say God is progressing in knowledge and is learning new truths. This is false – utterly, totally, and completely.” https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/bruce-r-mcconkie/seven-deadly-heresies/
  1. Bill Hickman – “Disfellowshipped” in 1868 for leaving Utah temporarily without Brigham Young’s permission. Hickman left the territory because he was being hunted down by members operating under Young’s order to kill him for refusing to assassinate General Connor at Brigham Young’s request. The story is detailed in Hickman’s biography (Pages 75 and 82 of Brigham’s Destroying Angel, available at http://www.salamandersociety.com/library/)
Honorable Mention: Many people were either threatened with excommunication, excommunicated, or killed during Brigham Young’s time as a prophet for openly disagreeing with him. Bill Hickman and Ann Webb Young’s biographies mention several of these cases. In particular, Ann Webb Young claimed that her brother was threatened with excommunication in a bid to secure her hand in marriage to Brigham (page 270 of Wife No. 19 http://www.salamandersociety.com/library/).
Excommunications for Social Issues
  1. Helmuth Hubner – Excommunicated in 1942 for openly opposing the Nazi party (See Moroni and the Swastika, by David Nelson). The church has posthumously reinstated his ordinances, stating that “the excommunication was not carried through the proper procedures”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmuth_H%C3%BCbener#CITEREFDewey2004
His stake president was not openly disciplined for his actions, and a member who ran one of the Nazi torture camps and stood trial at Nuremburg was also not excommunicated for his actions (Moroni and the Swastika).
  1. Fawn Brodie – Excommunicated in 1946 for publishing “No Man Knows My History”. The book was seen as anti Mormon at the time, though it was afterwards directly cited by Rough Stone Rolling, and is some of the groundwork research for Saints and the Gospel Topic Essays. Modern editors of the Joseph Smith Papers Book Review project have stated: “Her book is, by all accounts, well written” and that critics’ responses to her book were not sufficiently thorough. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk_LnZQGFZY
  2. Sonja Johnson – Excommunicated in 1979 for speaking out against sexism in the church. She was heavily involved with the ERA, and blew the whistle on the extent of the church’s involvement in the financing and organization of anti-ERA groups. At the time, the church claimed that such groups were organic, and locally organized and funded. https://awpc.cattcenter.iastate.edu/2017/03/09/patriarchal-panic-sexual-politics-in-the-mormon-church-sept-1-1979/
  3. D. Michael Quinn – Excommunicated in 1993 as part of the September 6. He was either excommunicated for being gay, though he did not “act on it” (defenders of the church’s version) or excommunicated for publishing history that was seen as damaging to the church’s reputation (Quinn’s version). Quinn is still considered a prominent Mormon historian, and won the Mormon History Association’s Award in 2016. https://www.deseret.com/2016/6/11/20590136/mormon-history-association-betstows-awards-at-annual-conference#d-michael-quinn-center-is-recognized-by-the-audience-as-he-receives-the-mormon-history-associations-leonard-j-arrington-award-from-selection-committee-members-thomas-g-alexander-left-and-richard-bushman
His membership has not been reinstated to-date, though Quinn still considers himself a member and believes in the “fundamentals of Mormonism”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._Michael_Quinn#cite_note-Golden2006-9
  1. Sam Young – Excommunicated in 2018 for campaigning for the church to update its policies for protecting the youth from sexual abuse. The church stated he was excommunicated for acting in “clear, open, and deliberate public opposition to the church or its leaders”. https://www.deseret.com/2018/8/30/20652369/here-s-why-sam-young-faces-discipline-from-the-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day-saints
His official excommunication letter also stated that “the issue is not that you have concerns… rather it is your persistent, aggressive effort to persuade others to your point of view by repeatedly and deliberately attacking and publicly opposing the church and its leaders”. Young replied that he will continue to be aggressive and outspoken about a policy he believes is harming children and putting their lives at stake. His website is here: https://protecteverychild.com/about/
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2020.11.15 03:47 SWGalaxysEdge ** Sun 11/15 - Christmas TV listings - ALL CHANNELS **

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Santa's Baking Blizzard - Winter Wonderland Tomorrow, 12:00 AM / FOODTV 56 Host Casey Webb challenges three teams of Christmas bakers to create fantasy snow globe cakes, as each team uses ice sculpture to further enhance their displays and impress judges Jocelyn Delk Adams, Amanda Freitag and Zac Young.
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Tomorrow, 12:00 AM / HALMRK 68 A single working mother's disdain for the holiday season is put to the test when her uncle, a kindly, retired police officer, brings a mysterious stranger by her home in an effort to rekindle the Christmas spirit for her and her young son.
Christmas on Wheels Tomorrow, 12:01 AM / LIF-E 38 A woman returns home to help her uncle with a broken ankle, but she is upset to discover he sold her mother's vintage car, which holds many special Christmas memories, and she sets out to find the car and use it to bring Christmas to others.
The Christmas Ring Tomorrow, 12:01 AM / HALLMV 84 A reporter searches for the love story behind an antique engagement ring, and with the help of the ring's owner's grandson, they learn the legacy his grandparent's left behind.
A Christmas Cruise Tomorrow, 1:00 AM / UP 145
Chrisley Knows Best - The Nightmare Before Chrisley Tomorrow, 1:25 AM / BRVO 51 Todd is overwhelmed with the large number of guests visiting the family for the weekend and struggles to get into the Christmas spirit.
Santa's Baking Blizzard - Santa's Christmas Eve Tomorrow, 2:00 AM / FOODTV 56 Casey Webb challenges the teams to create Christmas tree cake displays complete with edible presents, ornaments and pyrotechnics, the team whose creation impresses judges Jocelyn Delk Adams, Amanda Freitag and Zac Young, advances to the grand finale.
Christmas at the Palace Tomorrow, 2:00 AM / HALMRK 68 When a woman plans the holiday skating pageant for the Kingdom of San Senova, she must bring the royal family together for the festivities, but she soon finds herself rediscovering her love for skating and finding affection for the king.
A Family Christmas Gift Tomorrow, 2:01 AM / HALLMV 84 A woman spends the holidays with her aunt, and she helps plan a fundraising Christmas concert, which brings her closer to her aunt and a new love into her life.
A Very Charming Christmas Town Tomorrow, 2:05 AM / LIF-E 38 A travel and lifestyle blogger heads to a small Danish town in California to write about their extravagant Christmas celebration, but she clashes with the local community coordinator assigned to give her a tour of the village.
Santa's Baking Blizzard - Countdown to Christmas Tomorrow, 3:00 AM / FOODTV 56 Casey Webb challenges three teams of Christmas bakers and their ice sculptors to create colossal Christmas tree cake displays, complete with edible presents, ornaments and pyrotechnics, as the judges decide who will advance to the grand finale.
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Tomorrow, 4:00 AM / HALMRK 68 Longtime rivals and neighboring New Hampshire towns mayors, a man and woman are determined to lead their communities to victory in the annual statewide competition, and they discover the holiday miracle of love along the way.
A Princess for Christmas Tomorrow, 4:01 AM / HALLMV 84 After her sister is killed in an auto accident, a young woman and her niece and nephew she is watching are invited to Europe for Christmas by an estranged relative where she begins to fall for a charming prince while on the vacation
Entertaining Christmas Tomorrow, 6:00 AM / HALMRK 68 When a cookbook author decides to retire, she picks her daughter to step into her footsteps, but when it becomes clear that the daughter has none of her mother's talent, she must prove herself worthy of her family's company to get the business.
Home for Christmas Day Tomorrow, 6:00 AM / HALLMV 84 When a young woman falls in love with an active-duty soldier, her Army widow mother tries to discourage her from pursuing a long-distance relationship and spare her from the pain of losing someone she loves, as she had with her father.
Life-Size 2: A Christmas Eve Tomorrow, 7:00 AM / FAM-E 52 As the 20-something CEO of a huge toy company is going through a quarter-life crisis, she realizes that her companys stock is plummeting, but with the help of her magically awakened doll, she is able to get back on track and be a good leader.
Christmas at Holly Lodge Tomorrow, 8:00 AM / HALMRK 68 When a woman inherits a ski lodge from her parents, she soon realizes that she must keep the business from falling into the hands of a major developer, who sends an evaluator to the legendary property to check out the area's potential.
A Merry Christmas Match Tomorrow, 8:00 AM / HALLMV 84 A young woman lives in a popular ski village and also works at a local antique shop, and when a young man, who was recently named as a "Christmas Catch" comes into her shop, sparks fly, and she starts to wonder what could be
Santa's Apprentice Tomorrow, 9:05 AM / FAM-E 52 When the time comes for Santa to retire, he is forced to choose a child to take his place, but when a little boy appears to be the perfect fit for the job, Santa reconsiders whether he should train the youngster to take over his Christmas duties.
Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas Tomorrow, 9:27 AM / ENCORFM 378 When Dr. Claw makes plans to visit the North Pole in order to overthrow Santa Claus and take over his elves and workshop, Inspector Gadget and his support crew get ready to embark on a mission to stop Dr. Claw and save Christmas.
Tom and Jerry Tales - Ho Ho Horrors; Doggone Hill Hog; Northern Light Fish Fight Tomorrow, 9:30 AM / BOOM-E 124 After Mammy falls asleep, Tom and Jerry start a rambunctious fight under the decorated Christmas tree; Tom and Jerry try to have fun in the snow but Spike causes them trouble; Top and Jerry get into a brawl over a little fish.
Sonic Christmas Blast Tomorrow, 9:53 AM / ENCORFM 378 Dr. Robotnik decides to take over for a retiring Santa Claus, but it is up to Sonic to save Christmas when he learns that the robot villain is beginning to steal every gift on the planet instead of spreading the holiday cheer.
The Road Home for Christmas Tomorrow, 10:00 AM / LIF-E 38 A pair of rival musicians embark on a road trip to their neighboring hometowns when their performance schedule is free on Christmas Eve, and the mismatched pair are forced to find common ground when a snowstorm traps them together.
Christmas in Rome Tomorrow, 10:00 AM / HALMRK 68 A tour guide gets fired from her job in Rome just before Christmas, but after she crosses paths with an executive who wants to buy a high-end company, he decides to hire her as his tour guide to show him around the city.
Finding Christmas Tomorrow, 10:00 AM / HALLMV 84 After men from New York and North Carolina decide to switch residences during the holiday season, each one encounters a woman from the other's life, and as romance ensues, the time for each person to return home approaches.
Deck the Halls Tomorrow, 10:40 AM / FAM-E 52 As two neighbors in a small town prepare for the festivities of Christmas, they get into an all-out war when one decides to decorate his home with so many lights that they are visible from space, but they soon learn the true meaning of Christmas.
Annie Tomorrow, 11:18 AM / RETRPX 386 A spunky girl who lives in an orphanage is chosen to spend the Christmas holidays with a billionaire who grows to love the child, and wants to adopt her, but her true happiness may be jeopardized by the scheming headmistress of her orphanage.
Christmas in the City Tomorrow, 12:00 PM / LIF-E 38 Happy to be offered a job at an urban shopping center, a woman and her daughter move to the city just as the holiday season arrives, but their cheery spirits are shattered when her new boss insists on replacing the store's Santa with a risqué model.
Christmas at Pemberley Manor Tomorrow, 12:00 PM / HALMRK 68 When an event planner is sent to organize a small town's holiday festival, she meets a grumpy billionaire with the perfect estate to host her event, but when the two start planning the festivities, they suddenly find themselves falling in love.
Moonlight & Mistletoe Tomorrow, 12:00 PM / HALLMV 84 When bankruptcy threatens the New England tourist attraction Santaville, the resident St. Nick seeks the help of his daughter, who left the Christmas business years ago and seems to have forgotten the meaning of the holiday.
Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas Tomorrow, 12:27 PM / WAM-W 389 When Dr. Claw makes plans to visit the North Pole in order to overthrow Santa Claus and take over his elves and workshop, Inspector Gadget and his support crew get ready to embark on a mission to stop Dr. Claw and save Christmas.
Christmas with the Kranks Tomorrow, 12:50 PM / FAM-E 52 Crushed that their daughter won't be coming home for Christmas, a couple decides to skip the holiday for a tropical getaway; after suddenly learning their daughter is on her way home, they find themselves scrambling to create a Christmas wonderland.
Sonic Christmas Blast Tomorrow, 12:53 PM / WAM-W 389 Dr. Robotnik decides to take over for a retiring Santa Claus, but it is up to Sonic to save Christmas when he learns that the robot villain is beginning to steal every gift on the planet instead of spreading the holiday cheer.
Christmas Hotel Tomorrow, 2:00 PM / LIF-E 38 An aspiring hotel manager finds her work cut out for her when her boss tasks her with opening a new chain in her small hometown, where residents are displeased with the company, so she turns to an old childhood friend for help winning them over.
Merry & Bright Tomorrow, 2:00 PM / HALMRK 68 The CEO of a company meets a man during the busy Christmas season who she assumes is the one her mother wants to set her up with, but he turns out to be the one she has to work with, and they find they have more in common than they think.
Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane Tomorrow, 2:00 PM / HALLMV 84 When a woman returns to her hometown in order to celebrate the holidays for the last time in the home she grew up in, she discovers a hidden surprise in her mother's antique desk which teaches her the true meaning of Christmas.
Everybody Hates Chris - Everybody Hates Kwanzaa Tomorrow, 2:00 PM / FUSE 109 For a homework assignment that requires each student to perform a good deed, Chris decides to help Kill Moves, a local drug addict, find his mother for the holidays; Julius boycotts Christmas in favor of the more economical Kwanzaa.
Christmas Cookie Challenge - Can You Crack This One Tomorrow, 3:00 PM / FOODTV 56 Five cookie makers make festive puzzle cookies, then they must figure out how to craft a 3D, standing nutcracker doll out of cookies and must modernize their nutcrackers with wildly different outfits while incorporating nuts into their cookies.
The Best Man Holiday Tomorrow, 3:00 PM / BET 71 A group of friends who were inseparable during their college years reunite 15 years later over the Christmas holidays to relax and enjoy each other's company, but they soon learn how easily long-forgotten rivalries and romances can return.
A Golden Christmas 3 Tomorrow, 3:00 PM / UP 145 Thanks to an 11-year old girl, three golden retrievers and a theatre production of "A Christmas Carol," a charming free-spirit and a naval officer home from serving overseas fall in love at Christmastime.
A Very Charming Christmas Town Tomorrow, 4:00 PM / LIF-E 38 A travel and lifestyle blogger heads to a small Danish town in California to write about their extravagant Christmas celebration, but she clashes with the local community coordinator assigned to give her a tour of the village.
Christmas Cookie Challenge - Colors of Christmas Tomorrow, 4:00 PM / FOODTV 56 The bakers decorate cookies using only detail, texture and relief, then they create cookie tarts with layers of giant cookies and cream, brightened up their cookie displays with ingredients like pomegranates, red currants, kiwis and matcha green tea.
Christmas in Vienna Tomorrow, 4:00 PM / HALMRK 68 A concert violinist starts to feel that her heart not in it anymore, but after she decides to travel to Vienna for a performance, she finds the inspiration she felt had been missing, and she also stumbles across a new love.
Christmas Song Tomorrow, 4:00 PM / HALLMV 84 The holiday season increases the already-high tension when two choral groups who were formerly rivals but have now been merged into one school must compete in a televised Christmas song competition with their directors' jobs at stake.
Christmas Cookie Challenge - Christmas Traditions Tomorrow, 5:00 PM / FOODTV 56 Eddie Jackson has the cookie makers craft creative Christmas cards out of cookies, then the bakers build Christmas tree toppers out of cookies and they must incorporate classic toppings like miniature marshmallows and maraschino cherries.
A Very Country Christmas Homecoming Tomorrow, 5:00 PM / UP 145 A couple returns home after their honeymoon to prepare for their first Christmas as a family, but their perfect holiday plans are threatened when the woman's former father-in-law shows up out of the blue and makes things complicated.
Christmas on Wheels Tomorrow, 6:00 PM / LIF-E 38 A woman returns home to help her uncle with a broken ankle, but she is upset to discover he sold her mother's vintage car, which holds many special Christmas memories, and she sets out to find the car and use it to bring Christmas to others.
Check Inn to Christmas Tomorrow, 6:00 PM / HALMRK 68 A lawyer moves back to her family's inn near the Rocky Mountains for the holidays, and she finds herself caught in the middle of an old feud with the family that runs the town's other inn, but as the tension escalates, so does a spark of romance.
A Veteran's Christmas Tomorrow, 6:00 PM / HALLMV 84 After a Marine is honorably discharged, she becomes stranded in a small town when her jeep breaks down on her way to Cincinnati, but when a local judge offers her a place to stay, the two find themselves falling in love.
Mistletoe Magic Tomorrow, 7:00 PM / UP 145 A woman who considers herself to be anti-Christmas realizes she has given away the mistletoe that her family has cherished for years, so she asks for the help of an old friend to get it back while he attempts to show her the true magic of Christmas.
Sonic Christmas Blast Tomorrow, 7:13 PM / ENCORFM 378 Dr. Robotnik decides to take over for a retiring Santa Claus, but it is up to Sonic to save Christmas when he learns that the robot villain is beginning to steal every gift on the planet instead of spreading the holiday cheer.
Almost Christmas Tomorrow, 7:30 PM / FOXMOV 83 After the death of his wife, the beloved patriarch of a dysfunctional family asks his entire family to join him for Christmas, but they must all spend five days together in the same house without bickering and fighting, which could prove difficult.
Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas Tomorrow, 7:35 PM / ENCORFM 378 When Dr. Claw makes plans to visit the North Pole in order to overthrow Santa Claus and take over his elves and workshop, Inspector Gadget and his support crew get ready to embark on a mission to stop Dr. Claw and save Christmas.
The Christmas Edition Tomorrow, 8:00 PM / LIF-E 38 As she deals with a breakup from her longtime boyfriend, a journalist learns that the newspaper she writes for is shutting down, so when she hears of a small newspaper in Alaska seeking an owner, she decides to take a chance on a new path in life.
A Timeless Christmas Tomorrow, 8:00 PM / HALMRK 68 A man ends up traveling from 1903 to 2020 and meets a woman who helps him experience what Christmastime is like in the 21st century.
Time for You to Come Home for Christmas Tomorrow, 8:00 PM / HALLMV 84 After her husband has passed away, a young woman returns to her hometown, where she meets a veteran who is on his own holiday journey, and as Christmas comes near, they learn of a bond that may be the Christmas miracle that they need.
Farewell Mr. Kringle Tomorrow, 9:00 PM / UP 145 A magazine writer is assigned to find out what makes Mistletoe's Santa Claus tick, and through various interviews with the townspeople she discovers how much Kris Kringle means to the small town, and how much Christmas means to Kris Kringle.
The Christmas Heart Tomorrow, 9:00 PM / HALLDRMHD 1124 / HDTV A 40-year-old neighborhood holiday tradition is abandoned in an effort to support a teenage boy who requires a heart transplant, and when the desired organ is found on Christmas Eve, the community unites to ensure it arrives in time.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Tomorrow, 9:45 PM / FAM-E 52 Already contending with the arrival of the Christmas holiday, the imminent birth of his child and a visit from his in-laws, Santa Claus must deal with Jack Frost, a rival winter figure who is looking to take the mantle of St. Nick for himself.
Almost Christmas Tomorrow, 9:45 PM / FOXMOV 83 After the death of his wife, the beloved patriarch of a dysfunctional family asks his entire family to join him for Christmas, but they must all spend five days together in the same house without bickering and fighting, which could prove difficult.
Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater Tomorrow, 10:00 PM / HALMRK 68 After an assistant gives her final notice, she gets drawn into helping the younger brother of her wealthy boss as he looks after his orphaned nieces and nephew through the Christmas season.
The Christmas Doctor Tomorrow, 10:00 PM / HALLMV 84 A doctor must decide between a job far from home, and the revelations of a mysterious man from her past.
Christmas on the Vine Tomorrow, 10:03 PM / LIF-E 38 On Christmas vacation a marketing executive works on an assignment to help a family-owned winery struggling to stay afloat, and along with the stubborn winery owner, she tries to save the business from being acquired by a giant wine corporation.
Sonic Christmas Blast Tomorrow, 10:13 PM / WAM-W 389 Dr. Robotnik decides to take over for a retiring Santa Claus, but it is up to Sonic to save Christmas when he learns that the robot villain is beginning to steal every gift on the planet instead of spreading the holiday cheer
Hip Hop Holiday Tomorrow, 11:00 PM / BET J 107 A hip-hop star with a big personality rekindles an old friendship during the holidays that forces her to reminisce about the past and reexamine her life, including the real reason she dislikes the holiday she once loved.
You Better Watch Out Tomorrow, 11:00 PM / FLIX-E 118 A troubled individual finds that his entire life has been affected by the terrible moment when he discovered the truth behind Santa Claus and Christmas, and his life-long obsession soon turns horrific when he embarks upon a bitter spree of murder.
Mistletoe Magic Tomorrow, 11:00 PM / UP 145 A woman who considers herself to be anti-Christmas realizes she has given away the mistletoe that her family has cherished for years, so she asks for the help of an old friend to get it back while he attempts to show her the true magic of Christmas.
Rick and Morty - Anatomy Park Tomorrow, 11:30 PM / TOON-E 58 In the spirit of the Christmas holiday, Rick and his grandson Morty get together and attempt to save the life of a homeless man; Jerry's parents come to town during the holiday to visit the family so that everyone can get the opportunity to bond.
Christmas with the Kranks Tomorrow, 11:50 PM / FAM-E 52 Crushed that their daughter won't be coming home for Christmas, a couple decides to skip the holiday for a tropical getaway; after suddenly learning their daughter is on her way home, they find themselves scrambling to create a Christmas wonderland.
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2020.11.14 17:16 NoYeezyAtWeezyHeezy Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash and The Philharmonic Orchestra (Album Discussion)

Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash and The Philharmonic Orchestra (Album Discussion)

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Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash and The Philharmonic Orchestra

Release Date: November 13th, 2020
Label: Sony Music Entertainment
Producer: Nick Patrick and Don Reedman
(songwriters in parenthesis)
  1. Man In Black - (Johnny Cash)
  2. Galway Bay - (Arthur Colahan)
  3. Girl from the North County feat. Bob Dylan - (Bob Dylan)
  4. I Came to Believe - (Johnny Cash)
  5. A Thing Called Love - (Jerry Hubbard)
  6. The Loving Gift - (Kris Kristofferson)
  7. I Walk the Line - (Johnny Cash)
  8. Farther Along feat. Duane Eddy - (Traditional)
  9. Flesh and Blood - (Johnny Cash)
  10. The Gambler - (Don Schlitz)
  11. Ring of Fire - (June Carter Cash; Merle Kilgore)
  12. The Highway Man with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings & Kris Kristofferson - (Jimmy Webb)
Leave your thoughts below. Do you like it? Do you hate it? Favorite songs? Least favorite songs? All thoughts welcome.
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2020.11.14 01:15 SWGalaxysEdge ** Sat 11/14 - Christmas TV listings - ALL CHANNELS **

all times Eastern USA - check your local listings.
The Simpsons - Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire Tomorrow, 12:00 AM / FAM-E 52 The family is forced to spend all of their savings to get Bart's new tattoo removed, and with no money for Christmas presents left, Homer is forced to become a department store Santa Claus, but a lack of money drives him to the dog-racing track.
Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy Tomorrow, 12:00 AM / HALMRK 68 A group of townspeople goes on a search to find a rumored Christmas time capsule, and a skeptical writer arrives to get the inside scoop on the story.
I'm Not Ready for Christmas Tomorrow, 12:00 AM / HALLMV 84 When a holiday wish causes a dishonest businesswoman, who has become less compassionate while ambitiously pursuing a career in advertising, to lose her ability to hide the truth, she must rediscover her sincerity while reckoning with her lies.
Holiday Baking Championship - Ginger And Spice And Everything Nice Tomorrow, 12:00 AM / COOKING 91 Warm, taste-bud-tingling ginger is the inspiration for the challenges facing the remaining bakers as they begin this portion of the competition making mini desserts using candied ginger; bakers make three types of family tradition inspired cookies.
Christmas on the Vine Tomorrow, 12:01 AM / LIF-E 38 On Christmas vacation a marketing executive works on an assignment to help a family-owned winery struggling to stay afloat, and along with the stubborn winery owner, she tries to save the business from being acquired by a giant wine corporation.
Puppy Dog Pals - The Bird Beard; The Royal Egg Hunt Tomorrow, 12:55 AM / DISNEYJR 179 Santa and Mrs. Claus' summer vacation is threatened by a peculiar problem that the Keia and the pugs are ready to help them overcome; the pugs set off on a mission to retrieve a valuable jeweled egg that belongs to the queen of England.
The Simpsons - Miracle on Evergreen Terrace Tomorrow, 1:00 AM / FAM-E 52 Bart gets over-excited about Christmas presents, so he wakes up early to open his and ends up starting a fire and melting all of their gifts, but when he reports that a robber actually stole their toys, the community raises $15,000 for new toys.
Last Christmas Tomorrow, 1:00 AM / HBOZ-W 213 A young woman who appears to have an endless amount of bad luck decides to accept a job working as an elf in a year-round Christmas store, but after a man enters her life and her life starts to change, she wonders if it's all too good to be true
Christmas Cookies Tomorrow, 2:00 AM / HALMRK 68 A large corporation buys a small-town cookie firm with the intent of closing it down, but the executive they send to deliver the blow is confronted by the factory owner, who understands the impact of the closing on his town and is prepared to fight.
A Christmas for the Books Tomorrow, 2:00 AM / HALLMV 84 During a prestigious holiday gala, a lifestyle guru must prove that she is a romance expert while she is stuck in a love triangle.
Holiday Baking Championship - Re-Gifting Tomorrow, 2:00 AM / COOKING 91 Remaining bakers take on the theme of re-gifting and are challenged to create a candy apple dessert with inspiration from a candy apple gift; the bakers must transform the ingredients in a traditional gift basket into a winning dessert.
Snowed Inn Christmas Tomorrow, 2:04 AM / LIF-E 38 When two polar-opposite employees volunteer for the same writing assignment, a snowstorm forces their airplane to land in Santa Claus, Ind., where they have to set aside their differences to save the town's historic inn
Elf Tomorrow, 2:11 AM / ENC-W 388 After discovering he was adopted, a middle-aged man raised by elves at the North Pole travels to New York in search of his estranged father, who is actually on Santa's naughty list for being a heartless publishing executive
Girlfriends - Deck the Halls with Bags and Folly Tomorrow, 2:30 AM / BET J 107 Joan decides to join a support group for people who have relatives in Iraq, but when she realizes they won't have a Christmas party due to insufficient funds, she turns her party for her old firm into a fundraiser.
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Tomorrow, 2:45 AM / HBOZ-W 213 After accidentally burning down Harold's father-in-law's prize Christmas tree, Harold and Kumar embark on a quest to find the perfect replacement in New York City, but along the way, they run into all types of trouble blocking their path.
Holiday Baking Championship - Holiday Hoopla Tomorrow, 3:00 AM / COOKING 91 The final bakers must bake and decorate a sugar cookie tree, and then they are challenged to take the holiday tradition assigned to them and transform it into an intricately decorated cake to finally win the title Holiday Baking Champion.
Hats Off to Christmas! Tomorrow, 4:00 AM / HALMRK 68 After a hat shop manager is overlooked for a new position, she is forced to train her boss' son for the job instead, however she soon falls for the young man, and when she discovers he may be unreliable, she must make a decision for their future.
A Joyous Christmas Tomorrow, 4:00 AM / HALLMV 84 When a successful motivational speaker is rescued from a near fatal accident by a stranger, it helps her to learn about the true meaning of Christmas and the value of helping others, which leads to her finding true love.
Miss Christmas Tomorrow, 6:00 AM / HALMRK 68 An official tree finder is in search of the perfect specimen to use for the year's festivities, but when a small-town boy sends her a letter promising the best tree, the woman must first convince the boy's dad to part with his tree.
Memories of Christmas Tomorrow, 6:00 AM / HALLMV 84 When a young woman inherits her late mothers house, she returns home to sell it but learns that she had hired an electrician to decorate it for the towns Christmas gala who convinces her to continue her mothers legacy and finds unexpected love.
The Simpsons - Simpsons Christmas Stories Tomorrow, 7:00 AM / FAM-E 52 Homer tells the family a Christmas story about the birth of Jesus; Grampa regales them with a tale of holiday war; the entire town of Springfield readies themselves for the holiday season by bursting out into song and special festivities.
Christmas Everlasting Tomorrow, 8:00 AM / HALLMV 84 When a woman gets exciting news that she has received a promotion at her law firm, she believes she is about to have the best Christmas, but when she learns that her sister has died, she is forced to return home to deal with an eccentric will.
Arthur Christmas Tomorrow, 8:27 AM / STRZFK 274 With a vital task that must be completed as quickly as possible, Santa's youngest son attempts to use his father's technologically advanced business to accomplish the undertaking, and along the way, he comes to further understand his family.
Everybody Loves Raymond - Christmas Present Tomorrow, 8:30 AM / TBS 23 All Ray wants for Christmas is a chance to tee off on a new course he's been dying to play and devises a plan to get Debra an extra expensive gift believing she'll be overwhelmed and allow him a golfing weekend, but doesn't see the flaw in his plan.
All of Us - I Saw Tia Kissing Santa Claus Tomorrow, 8:30 AM / TVONE 146 When Bobby Jr. catches Santa kissing Tia, Robert stretches the truth and Bobby Jr. thinks that he too will grow up to be Santa Claus, just like his father.
Elf Tomorrow, 8:53 AM / ENC-E 377 After discovering he was adopted, a middle-aged man raised by elves at the North Pole travels to New York in search of his estranged father, who is actually on Santa's naughty list for being a heartless publishing executive.
The Sweetest Christmas Tomorrow, 10:00 AM / HALMRK 68 When a struggling pastry chef makes it to the finals of a baking competition, her excitement is dissipated by the news that her oven has broken down, so reaches out to her ex-boyfriend to use his pizzeria oven to craft her winning confections.
Christmas Homecoming Tomorrow, 10:00 AM / HALLMV 84 A war widow rents an apartment to a veteran Army Captain who is recovering from a recent wound, and when they discover that the town's military museum is in financial trouble, they work together to prepare a fundraising event in hopes of saving it.
All About Christmas Eve Tomorrow, 11:00 AM / LIF-E 38 A young woman working as a party planner in New York during the holidays receives a last-minute notice that a prominent client wants to throw a major party on Christmas Eve, which would mean canceling her romantic vacation plans with her boyfriend.
The Kitchen - No-Rules-Giving Tomorrow, 11:00 AM / FOODTV 56 / New Host Jesse Palmer challenges 12 bakers to make holiday decorated quick bread wreaths with assigned flavors, then judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Carla Hall decide which baker will be at the top of the list and which baker will be eliminated.
Elf Tomorrow, 11:53 AM / ENC-W 388 After discovering he was adopted, a middle-aged man raised by elves at the North Pole travels to New York in search of his estranged father, who is actually on Santa's naughty list for being a heartless publishing executive.
Coming Home for Christmas Tomorrow, 12:00 PM / HALMRK 68 When a young woman plans a holiday gala for a family selling their extravagant estate, she soon learns that the family dynamic is fractured, but when she becomes drawn into a love triangle, she finds herself helping to mend family feuds.
Family For Christmas Tomorrow, 12:00 PM / HALLMV 84 An ambitious investigative journalist who ended a promising relationship in order to further her career is given a magical opportunity to experience the suburban life she could have had as a stay-at-home mother with two children and her true love.
Operation Style - Christmas Bazaar Tomorrow, 12:00 PM / LIFRW 143 Host and professional designer Bradley Bayou showcases a woman and her friends who have made a number of crafts, including ornaments, to sell at the local Christmas bazaar in order to raise money for Habitat for Humanity
A Christmas Arrangement Tomorrow, 12:30 PM / LIF-E 38 The protégé of a distinguished florist is determined to win the $5,000 grand prize in the annual Holiday Floral Show and winds up going head-to-head against a flower shop owner in a rivalry that blossoms into an undeniable romance
Operation Style - Holiday Cookies Tomorrow, 12:30 PM / LIFRW 143 An extremely busy mother of two young boys needs some extra help with creating a few special Christmas gift boxes filled with her homemade holiday treats for her parents and her in-laws, who are living on the East Coast
Disney's A Christmas Carol Tomorrow, 12:35 PM / FAM-E 52 A wealthy old miser is visited by three ghosts who allow him to see what a stingy, grasping and cruel old man he has become, what will become of him if he doesn't change his ways, and the happiness he will find if he redeems himse
Christmas Around the Corner Tomorrow, 2:00 PM / LIF-E 38 A venture capitalist leaves New York City behind to enjoy the holidays in a small Vermont town, where she hopes to revive the yuletide spirit by repairing a local bookstore, but the owner stands in the way of her improvements
A Christmas Duet Tomorrow, 2:00 PM / HALMRK 68 A music duo who decided to go their separate ways many years ago is brought back together through fate at a lodge in a town in Vermont, and it seems the magic of Christmas might be just enough to reunite the pair once again.
Christmas On My Mind Tomorrow, 2:00 PM / HALLMV 84 After a young woman gets temporary short-term amnesia from a bump on the head, she returns to her hometown in Maine for their annual Christmas celebration and rediscovers the woman she used to be and what matters most in life and finds love
A Welcome Home Christmas Tomorrow, 4:00 PM / LIF-E 38 While supporting her local military chapter's Christmas toy drive, a woman is partnered with a veteran who has recently returned home, and as they organize the annual Christmas ball for the kids, they begin to form a special bond with each other.
Write Before Christmas Tomorrow, 4:00 PM / HALMRK 68 A recently-single woman decides to send out Christmas cards to those who have impacted her life, such as her younger brother in the military, the aunt who raised her, a music teacher who inspired her, and her honest best friend
Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen Tomorrow, 4:00 PM / HALLMV 84 An enthusiastic Christmas party planner and her sister clash with their client, who is a not-so-jolly chief executive officer for a toy company.
Everybody Hates Chris - Everybody Hates Kwanzaa Tomorrow, 5:00 PM / FUSE 109 For a homework assignment that requires each student to perform a good deed, Chris decides to help Kill Moves, a local drug addict, find his mother for the holidays; Julius boycotts Christmas in favor of the more economical Kwanzaa.
A Perfect Christmas Tomorrow, 5:00 PM / UP 145 A couple celebrating their first Christmas together invites both sets of parents to join them, but each of the newlyweds experiences a life-changing event just before the holiday and tries to keep the news secret to avoid affecting their celebration.
Elf Tomorrow, 5:13 PM / ENC-E 377 After discovering he was adopted, a middle-aged man raised by elves at the North Pole travels to New York in search of his estranged father, who is actually on Santa's naughty list for being a heartless publishing executive.
It Happened on Fifth Avenue Tomorrow, 5:25 PM / WTVT-DT2 613 / MOVIES! When a family leaves their luxurious New York City mansion unattended for a vacation during the Christmas holiday season, a small group of homeless people decide to utilize the opportunity to make the residence their home for a few days.
Christmas on the Vine Tomorrow, 6:00 PM / LIF-E 38 On Christmas vacation a marketing executive works on an assignment to help a family-owned winery struggling to stay afloat, and along with the stubborn winery owner, she tries to save the business from being acquired by a giant wine corporation.
Christmas with the Darlings Tomorrow, 6:00 PM / HALMRK 68 After an assistant gives her final notice, she gets drawn into helping the younger brother of her wealthy boss as he looks after his orphaned nieces and nephew through the Christmas season.
The Best Man Holiday Tomorrow, 6:00 PM / BET 71 A group of friends who were inseparable during their college years reunite 15 years later over the Christmas holidays to relax and enjoy each other's company, but they soon learn how easily long-forgotten rivalries and romances can return.
Christmas at Grand Valley Tomorrow, 6:00 PM / HALLMV 84 An artist decides to leave the city for Christmas to return to her hometown, where she meets a businessman in town to review a hotel for its value, and she attempts to showcase her home's traditions while rediscovering her passion for art.
Arthur Christmas Tomorrow, 6:21 PM / STRZFK 274 With a vital task that must be completed as quickly as possible, Santa's youngest son attempts to use his father's technologically advanced business to accomplish the undertaking, and along the way, he comes to further understand his family.
Home Alone Tomorrow, 6:45 PM / FAM-E 52 An eight-year-old is inadvertently left at home by his family when they leave for a vacation in France, but he blissfully adjusts to life without parental control until a pair of bumbling burglars attempt to break in, forcing him to defend the house.
A Ring for Christmas Tomorrow, 7:00 PM / UP 145 Twenty-five days before Christmas, a spoiled young woman gets cut off financially, but when she discovers she will inherit a massive trust fund when she gets married, she sets out to find herself a man who will marry her in less than a month.
That '70s Show - An Eric Foreman Christmas Tomorrow, 7:30 PM / WFTS-DT2 629 / LAFF Eric agrees to take charge of the church's annual Christmas pageant, but he encounters some opposition concerning his directorial decisions; everyone makes fun of Kelso for watching TV Christmas specials; Red isn't pleased with Bob's decorations.
Christmas on Wheels Tomorrow, 8:00 PM / LIF-E 38 A woman returns home to help her uncle with a broken ankle, but she is upset to discover he sold her mother's vintage car, which holds many special Christmas memories, and she sets out to find the car and use it to bring Christmas to others.
Santa's Baking Blizzard - Countdown to Christmas Tomorrow, 8:00 PM / FOODTV 56 Casey Webb challenges three teams of Christmas bakers and their ice sculptors to create colossal Christmas tree cake displays, complete with edible presents, ornaments and pyrotechnics, as the judges decide who will advance to the grand finale.
Christmas in Vienna Tomorrow, 8:00 PM / HALMRK 68 A concert violinist starts to feel that her heart not in it anymore, but after she decides to travel to Vienna for a performance, she finds the inspiration she felt had been missing, and she also stumbles across a new love
The Christmas Bow Tomorrow, 8:00 PM / HALLMV 84 A promising musicians lifelong dream is put on hold by an accident, but she reconnects with an old family friend, and his young cousin, while recovering at home during the Christmas holiday, she finds love in someone who believes in her.
Elf Tomorrow, 8:13 PM / ENC-W 388 After discovering he was adopted, a middle-aged man raised by elves at the North Pole travels to New York in search of his estranged father, who is actually on Santa's naughty list for being a heartless publishing executive.
Santa's Baking Blizzard - Winter Wonderland Tomorrow, 9:00 PM / FOODTV 56 Host Casey Webb challenges three teams of Christmas bakers to create fantasy snow globe cakes, as each team uses ice sculpture to further enhance their displays and impress judges Jocelyn Delk Adams, Amanda Freitag and Zac Young.
Girlfriends of Christmas Past Tomorrow, 9:00 PM / UP 145
When Angels Come to Town Tomorrow, 9:00 PM / HALLDRMHD 1124 / HDTV A well-meaning angel who is dedicated to helping the less fortunate may unwittingly lose his cherished position after a misunderstanding leads to his selecting the wrong family to comfort during the Christmas holiday season.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Tomorrow, 9:15 PM / FAM-E 52 A mischievous pre-teen boy ends up in New York City all alone on Christmas at a swanky hotel after he mistakenly follows the wrong family on to the wrong plane at the airport and ends up having to fight off villains he faced a couple years before.
Jingle Bell Bride Tomorrow, 10:00 PM / HALMRK 68 A wedding planner goes to a remote town in Alaska to find a rare flower for a celebrity client, and she becomes captivated by the small town during Christmas and begins to get charmed by the local, handsome man that is assisting her.
Meet Me at Christmas Tomorrow, 10:00 PM / HALLMV 84 When her sons wedding planner unexpectedly quits, his mother must coordinate his Christmas Eve wedding with the help of the brides uncle, but as they work alongside each other, they discover that their fates and pasts are intertwined.
A Very Charming Christmas Town Tomorrow, 10:04 PM / LIF-E 38 A travel and lifestyle blogger heads to a small Danish town in California to write about their extravagant Christmas celebration, but she clashes with the local community coordinator assigned to give her a tour of the village.
Santa's Baking Blizzard - Santa's Christmas Eve Tomorrow, 11:00 PM / FOODTV 56 Casey Webb challenges the teams to create Christmas tree cake displays complete with edible presents, ornaments and pyrotechnics, the team whose creation impresses judges Jocelyn Delk Adams, Amanda Freitag and Zac Young, advances to the grand finale.
Christmas on the Coast Tomorrow, 11:00 PM / UP 145 A romance novelist becomes determined to regain her popularity after a series of failed books by taking a trip to find creative inspiration, but she soon learns that her seemingly quiet vacation is not what she thought it would be
Deck the Halls Tomorrow, 11:55 PM / FAM-E 52 As two neighbors in a small town prepare for the festivities of Christmas, they get into an all-out war when one decides to decorate his home with so many lights that they are visible from space, but they soon learn the true meaning of Christmas.
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2020.11.13 01:09 flagrantstats 2020 Conference Media/Coach Polls & All-Conference Teams (so far)

I've gathered all of the conference media/coach polls & all-conference teams announced to date. Sorry for any formatting issues.
America East Conference
No. School Points (1st Place Votes) 1. Maine 78 (6) 2. Stony Brook 76 (4) 3. UMass Lowell 62 4. UAlbany 54 T5. Binghamton 43 UMBC 43 7. Vermont 36 8. Hartford 24 9. New Hampshire 23 10. NJIT 11
2020-21 America East Women’s Basketball Preseason All-Conference Team Maeve Carroll, Sr., Forward - Maine Kharis Idom, Jr., Guard - UMass Lowell Blanca Millan, Sr., Guard - Maine India Pagan, Sr., Forward - Stony Brook Dor Saar, Sr., Guard - Maine
American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Preseason Coaches’ Poll
  1. USF (8) 98
  2. UCF (1) 79
  3. Tulane 78
  4. Cincinnati (2) 73
  5. Temple 57
  6. Wichita State 54
  7. Houston 49
  8. Memphis 40
  9. East Carolina 36
  10. SMU 31
  11. Tulsa 10
Preseason Players of the Year IImar’I Thomas, F, Cincinnati Mia Davis, F, Temple
Preseason All-Conference First Team Brittney Smith, F, UCF IImar’I Thomas, F, Cincinnati* Lashonda Monk, G, East Carolina Mia Davis, F, Temple* Krystal Freeman, F, Tulane*
Preseason All-Conference Second Team Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu, F, Memphis Elisa Pinzan, G, USF Elena Tsineke, G, USF Arsula Clark, G, Tulane Mariah McCully, G, Wichita State
*denotes unanimous selection
Atlantic 10 Conference
PRESEASON POLL 1. VCU (10) 185 2. Dayton (2) 176 3. Saint Louis (1) 171 4. Davidson 140 Duquesne (1) 140 Fordham 140 7. Massachusetts 118 8. Richmond 81 9. George Washington 78 10. La Salle 70 11. Rhode Island 65 12. St. Bonaventure 42 13. Saint Joseph’s 41 14. George Mason 23
PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM
Player School Suzi-Rose Deegan Davidson Erin Whalen Dayton Libby Bazelak Duquesne Sam Breen Massachusetts Ciaja Harbison Saint Louis Tera Reed VCU
PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM Katie Turner Davidson Laia Sole Duquesne Kendell Heremaia Fordham Claire Jacobs La Salle Asianae Johnson St. Bonaventure Taya Robinson VCU
PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE THIRD TEAM Sarah Donovan Davidson Araion Bradshaw Dayton Kyla Whitehead Dayton Anna DeWolfe Fordham Neila Luma George Washington Rachel Kent Saint Louis
PRESEASON ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM Araion Bradshaw Dayton Libby Bazelak Duquesne Brooke Flowers Saint Louis Ciaja Harbison Saint Louis Taya Robinson VCU
Atlantic Coast Conference
Head Coaches & Blue Ribbon Panel Preseason Player of the Year Dana Evans, Louisville, Sr., G
Head Coaches Preseason All-ACC Team Taylor Soule, Boston College, Jr., F Dana Evans, Louisville, Sr., G (12 Preseason Player of the Year Votes) Janelle Bailey, North Carolina, Sr., C Jakia Brown-Turner, NC State So., G Elissa Cunane, NC State, Jr., C (3) Kiara Lewis, Syracuse, Sr., G Tiana Mangakahia, Syracuse, Gr., G Elizabeth Kitley, Virginia Tech, So., C Aisha Sheppard, Virginia Tech, Sr., G Ivana Raca, Wake Forest, Sr., F
Head Coaches Newcomer Watch List Hailey Van Lith, Louisville, Fr., G Kianna Smith, Louisville, Jr., G Deja Kelly, North Carolina, Fr., G Maddy Westbeld, Notre Dame, Fr., F Kamilla Cardoso, Syracuse, Fr., C
Head Coaches Predicted Order of Finish Louisville (13 first-place votes) - 223 NC State (2) - 210 Syracuse - 193 North Carolina - 157 Georgia Tech - 146 Notre Dame - 138 Virginia Tech - 125 Florida State - 124 Boston College - 120 Miami - 99 Duke - 74 Wake Forest - 73 Clemson - 56 Pittsburgh - 37 Virginia - 25
Blue Ribbon Panel Preseason All-ACC Team (57 voters) Taylor Soule, Boston College, Jr., F (3) Dana Evans, Louisville, Sr., G (40) Janelle Bailey, North Carolina, Sr., C Elissa Cunane, NC State, Jr., C (11) Sam Brunelle, Notre Dame, So., F Kiara Lewis, Syracuse, Sr., G Tiana Mangakahia, Syracuse, Gr., G (3) Elizabeth Kitley, Virginia Tech, So., C Aisha Sheppard, Virginia Tech, Sr., G Ivana Raca, Wake Forest, Sr., F () Indicates preseason player of the year votes
Blue Ribbon Panel Newcomer Watch List Tiana England, Florida State, Gr., G Hailey Van Lith, Louisville, Fr., G Deja Kelly, North Carolina, Fr., G Maddy Westbeld, Notre Dame, Fr., F Kamilla Cardoso, Syracuse, Fr., C
Blue Ribbon Panel Predicted Order of Finish (57 voters) Louisville (45 first-place votes) – 840 points NC State (10) – 797 points Syracuse (2) – 724 points Notre Dame – 555 points North Carolina – 547 points Florida State – 516 points Virginia Tech – 482 points Boston College – 468 points Georgia Tech – 452 points Duke – 385 points Miami – 359 points Wake Forest – 258 points Clemson – 183 points Virginia – 149 points Pitt – 125 points
Atlantic Sun Conference
2020-21 ASUN Preseason WBB Coaches Poll Place Team (1st-Place Votes) Points 1. FGCU (5) 75 2. Liberty (1) 71 3. North Florida (3) 65 4. Stetson 47 5. Jacksonville 46 6. North Alabama 36 7. Lipscomb 29 8. Kennesaw State 25 9. Bellarmine 11
2020-21 ASUN Preseason WBB Media Poll Place Team (1st-Place Votes) Points 1. FGCU (23) 243 2. Liberty (4) 211 3. North Florida (1) 172 4. North Alabama 154 5. Jacksonville 148 6. Stetson 135 7. Lipscomb 78 8. Kennesaw State 77 9. Bellarmine 46
Preseason Player of the Year: Jazz Bond, North Florida Preseason Defensive Player of the Year: Jazz Bond, North Florida ASUN Preseason WBB All-Conference Team *Jazz Bond, North Florida, Sr., F *Jada Perry, Jacksonville, Sr., F *Amani Johnson, Kennesaw State, Jr., G *Emily Lytle, Liberty, Sr., F *Taylor Clark, Lipscomb, Sr., F *Olivia Noah, North Alabama, Sr., F *Day'Neshia Banks, Stetson, Sr., F Breia Torrens, Bellarmine, Sr., G Andrea Cecil, FGCU, Sr., G Ashtyn Baker, Liberty, Sr., G
Big 12 Conference
2020-21 Big 12 Conference Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll 1. Baylor (9) 81 2. Texas (1) 73 3. Iowa State 69 4. Kansas State 50 5. West Virginia 45 6. Texas Tech 36 7. Oklahoma 33 8. Oklahoma State 26 9. TCU 23 10. Kansas 14
Preseason Player of the Year: NaLyssa Smith, Baylor, F, 6-2, Jr., Converse, Texas Preseason Newcomer of the Year: DiJonai Carrington, Baylor, G, 5-11, Gr., San Diego, Calif. Preseason Freshman of the Year: Sarah Andrews, Baylor, G, 5-6, Irving, Texas
Preseason All-Big 12 Team (honors listed alphabetical by school) Player School Pos Ht Cl-Exp Hometown Queen Egbo Baylor C 6-3 Jr.-2L Houston, Texas DiDi Richards Baylor G 6-1 Sr.-3L Cypress, Texas NaLyssa Smith* Baylor F 6-2 Jr.-2L Converse, Texas Ashley Joens* Iowa State G/F 6-0 Jr.-2L Iowa City, Iowa Ayoka Lee* Kansas State C 6-5 So.-1L Byron, Minn. Taylor Robertson Oklahoma G 5-7 Jr.-2L McPherson, Kan. Natasha Mack* Oklahoma State G 6-4 Sr.-1L Lufkin, Texas Lauren Heard* TCU G 5-9 Sr.-3L Denton, Texas Charli Collier* Texas F/C 6-5 Jr.-2L Mont Belvieu, Texas Vivan Gray Texas Tech G 6-1 Sr.-TR Argyle, Texas All-Big 12 Honorable Mention Kristin Scott (Iowa State), Zakiyah Franklin (Kansas), Holly Kersgieter (Kansas), Rachel Ranke (Kansas State), Ana Llanusa (Oklahoma), Madi Williams (Oklahoma), Celeste Taylor (Texas), Chrislyn Carr (Texas Tech), Kysre Gondrezick (West Virginia) and Kari Niblack (West Virginia). Big East Conference
Team (first-place votes) Points 
1 Connecticut (10) 100 2 DePaul (1) 90 3 Marquette 83 4 St. John’s 69 5 Creighton 60 6 Seton Hall 59 7 Villanova 44 8 Butler 37 9 Xavier 31 10 Providence 22 11 Georgetown 10
BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year Christyn Williams, Connecticut, Jr., G
BIG EAST Preseason Freshman of the Year Paige Bueckers, Connecticut, Fr., G*
Preseason All-BIG EAST Team^ Olivia Nelson-Ododa, Connecticut, Jr., F Evina Westbrook, Connecticut, R-Jr., G Temi Carda, Creighton, Sr., G Lexi Held, DePaul, Jr., G Sonya Morris, DePaul, Jr., G* Selena Lott, Marquette, Sr., G* Leilani Correa, St. John’s, So., G Qadashah Hoppie, St. John’s, Sr., G* Desiree Elmore, Seton Hall, Sr., G/F* Maddy Siegrist, Villanova, So., F* A’riana Gray, Xavier, Sr., F extra player added due to a tie in voting *unanimous selection
Big Sky Conference
Coaches’ Poll Teams Points T1. Idaho (4) 91 T1. Idaho State (2) 91 3. Northern Arizona (3) 80 4. Montana State (1) 77 5. Northern Colorado (1) 64 6. Montana 53 7. Portland State 50 8. Southern Utah 36 9. Sacramento State 26 10. Eastern Washington 23 11. Weber State 14
Media Poll 1. Idaho (16) 221 2. Idaho State (2) 206 3. Northern Arizona 180 4. Montana State (2) 173 5. Northern Colorado (1) 135 6. Portland State 127 7. Montana 122 8. Southern Utah 73 9. Eastern Washington 65 10. Sacramento State 54 11. Weber State 29
All-Conference Team Khiarica Rasheed Forward Senior Northern Arizona Gina Marxen Guard Junior Idaho Darian White Guard Sophomore Montana State Beyonce Bea Guard/Forward Sophomore Idaho Dora Goles Guard Senior Idaho State Alisha Davis Forward Sophomore Northern Colorado
Rasheed was Player of the Year
Big South Conference
Rk - School (first-place votes) Points 1 - Campbell (6) 112 2 - Radford (2) 107 3 - High Point (3) 104 4 - Hampton 86 5 - Gardner-Webb 70 6 - Longwood 66 7 - UNC Asheville 56 8 - Presbyterian College 48 9 - USC Upstate 30 10 - Charleston Southern 24 11 - Winthrop 23
First-Team Skyler Curran ,High Point ,Jr., G (Clemmons, N.C.) Laren VanArsdale, Hampton, Jr., G (Powder Springs, Ga.) Kyla McMakin ,Longwood ,Soph. ,G (Virginia Beach, Va.) Nylah Young ,Hampton ,Soph. ,F (Suffolk, Va.) Nadiria Evans ,UNC Asheville ,Sr. ,G (Gainesville, Fla.)
Second-Team Trinity Johnson ,Presbyterian College ,Jr. ,G (Hopkins, S.C.) Taya Bolden ,Campbell ,R-Sr., F (Richmond, Va.) Shy Tuelle ,Campbell ,Jr. ,G (Hampton, Tenn.) Luana Serranho ,Campbell ,Jr. ,G (Lisbon, Portugal) Amele Ngwafang ,Radford ,Jr. ,F (Silver Spring, Md.)
Big Ten Conference
2020-21 COACHES BIG TEN PRESEASON RANKINGS 1. Indiana 2. Maryland 3. Michigan 4. Northwestern 5. Ohio State
2020-21 COACHES PRESEASON ALL-BIG TEN TEAM Grace Berger, Jr., G, Indiana Ali Patberg, Sr., G, Indiana Monika Czinano, Jr., F/C, Iowa Ashley Owusu, So., G, Maryland NAZ HILLMON, Jr., F, Michigan Nia Clouden, Jr., G, Michigan State Veronica Burton, Jr., G, Northwestern LINDSEY PULLIAM, Sr., G, Northwestern DORKA JUHÁSZ, Jr., F, Ohio State ARELLA GUIRANTES, Sr., G, Rutgers
2020-21 COACHES BIG TEN CO-PRESEASON PLAYERS OF THE YEAR Naz Hillmon, Jr., F, Michigan Arella Guirantes, Sr., G, Rutgers
2020-21 MEDIA BIG TEN PRESEASON RANKINGS 1. Indiana 2. Northwestern 3. Maryland 4. Michigan 5. Ohio State
2020-21 MEDIA PRESEASON ALL-BIG TEN TEAM Grace Berger, Jr., G, Indiana Ali Patberg, Sr., G, Indiana Monika Czinano, Jr., F/C, Iowa Ashley Owusu, So., G, Maryland Naz Hillmon, Jr., F, Michigan Nia Clouden, Jr., G, Michigan State Veronica Burton, Jr., G, Northwestern LINDSEY PULLIAM, Sr., G, Northwestern Dorka Juhász, Jr., F, Ohio State ARELLA GUIRANTES, Sr., G, Rutgers
2020-21 MEDIA BIG TEN PRESEASON PLAYER OF THE YEAR Lindsey Pulliam, Sr., G, Northwestern
Big West Conference
Coaches Poll Results 1. UC Davis (6) 114 2. UC Irvine (2) 101 3. UC Santa Barbara 92 4. Cal Poly (2) 83 5. Hawai'i 71 6. Long Beach State 69 7. Cal State Fullerton 56 8. CSU Bakersfield (1) 48 9. CSUN 36 10. UC Riverside 32 11. UC San Diego 25
They have not announced all conference team(s)
Colonial Athletic Association
2020-21 CAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH
  1. James Madison (6 first-place votes) 76
  2. Drexel (2 first-place votes) 65
  3. Towson (1 first-place vote) 60 t4. Elon (1 first-place vote) 54 t4. Northeastern 54
  4. Delaware 44
  5. Charleston 36
  6. William & Mary 33
  7. UNCW 15
  8. Hofstra 12
2020-21 CAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS
First Team Cl. Pos. Ht. Hometown/High School Jasmine Dickey, Delaware Jr. G/F 5-10 Baltimore, Md./Catonsville Alexis Hill, Northeastern Jr. F 5-11 Lebanon, Pa./Lebanon Catholic Kiki Jefferson, James Madison So. G 6-1 Lancaster, Pa./Lancaster Catholic Kionna Jeter, Towson Sr. G 5-8 Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg Keishana Washington, Drexel Jr. G 5-7 Pickering, Ontario/Durham Prep
Second Team Cl. Pos. Ht. Hometown/High School Stella Clark, Northeastern Sr. G 5-4 Sea Girt, N.J./Manasquan Ariel Colon, Elon Sr. G 5-10 Orlando, Fla./Ocoee Arynn Eady, Charleston Jr. F 6-1 Atlanta, Ga./St. Francis Jaylen Hines, Hofstra Jr. F 5-10 Clinton, Md./Elizabeth Seton Latrice Perkins, Charleston Jr. G 5-11 Winder, Ga./Winder-Barrow
CAA Preseason Player of the Year: Kionna Jeter, Towson
Honorable Mention: Tyler Collins, Jr., G, Charleston; Hannah Nihill, Sr., G, Drexel; Carol-Anne Obusek, Sr., F, UNCW; Brie Perpignan, Jr., G, Elon; Brianna Tinsley, Jr., G, James Madison; Sydney Wagner, Jr., G, William & Mary
Conference USA
2020-21 C-USA Preseason Poll (first-place votes) 1. Middle Tennessee (8) 2. Rice (3) 3. Old Dominion (3) 4. Charlotte 5. WKU 6. UTEP 7. UAB 8. North Texas 9. Louisiana Tech 10. Florida Atlantic 11. Southern Miss 12. Marshall 13. UTSA 14. FIU 2020-21 C-USA Preseason Team Mariah Linney, Charlotte Amber Dixon, Louisiana Tech Savannah Wheeler, Marshall Aislynn Hayes, Middle Tennessee *Anastasia Hayes, Middle Tennessee *Nancy Mulkey, Rice Amari Young, Old Dominion Ajah Wayne, Old Dominion Katia Gallegos, UTEP
*Preseason Players of the Year
Horizon League
2020-21 #HLWBB Preseason Poll Results Pl. Team – Pts. (First-place votes) 1. IUPUI – 144 (12) 2. Green Bay – 120 3. Wright State – 118 4. Northern Kentucky – 105 5. Robert Morris – 88 6. Youngstown State – 84 7. Milwaukee – 76 8. Cleveland State – 64 9. Oakland – 54 10. Detroit Mercy – 38 11. Purdue Fort Wayne – 24 12. UIC – 21
Preseason Player of the Year Macee Williams, IUPUI
Preseason First Team (alphabetical order by school) Mariah White, Cleveland State Macee Williams, IUPUI Ally Niece, Northern Kentucky Angel Baker, Wright State Chelsea Olson, Youngstown State
Preseason Second Team (alphabetical order by school) Caitlyn Hibner, Green Bay Rachel McLimore, IUPUI Brandi Bisping, Milwaukee Kahlaijah Dean, Oakland Shamarre Hale, Wright State
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Preseason Coaches’ Poll 1 Manhattan (5) 109 T2 Fairfield (4) 108 T2 Quinnipiac (2) 108 4 Marist 82 5 Iona 66 6 Siena 65 7 Rider 61 8 Monmouth 49 9 Saint Peter’s 39 10 Niagara 20 11 Canisius 19
Preseason Player of the Year Lou Lopez-Senechal - Fairfield
Preseason All-MAAC First Team Player Position Year Institution Katie Armstrong Guard/Forward Gr. Fairfield Lou Lopez-Senechal* Forward Jr. Fairfield Juana Camilion Guard Jr. Iona Emily LaPointe Guard So. Manhattan Courtney Warley* Center Sr. Manhattan *Denotes unanimous selection.
Preseason All-MAAC Second Team Player Position Year Institution Lucy Thomas Forward Jr. Monmouth Shaq Edwards Guard Sr. Quinnipiac Mikala Morris Forward/Center So. Quinnipiac Amanda Mobley Guard Jr. Rider Taiah Thornton Guard R-Sr. Saint Peter’s
Preseason All-MAAC Third Team Player Position Year Institution Paulla Weekes Forward R-So. Iona Gabby Cajou Guard Gr. Manhattan Willow Duffell Forward Sr. Marist Amari Anthony Guard Jr. Siena Rayshel Brown Guard Sr. Siena
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
2020-21 Predicted Order of Finish As voted on by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors; first-place votes are in parentheses
NORTHERN DIVISION School Points Norfolk State (12) 108 Morgan State (5) 105 Delaware State (1) 86 Howard 69 Maryland Eastern Shore (3) 61 Coppin State (1) 33 SOUTHERN DIVISION School Points Bethune-Cookman (18) 106 North Carolina A&T State (4) 85 North Carolina Central 69 South Carolina State 37 Florida A&M 33
2020-21 Preseason All-MEAC Teams As voted on by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors
Preseason Player of the Year: Amaya Scott, Bethune-Cookman
FIRST TEAM Name Pos. Ht. Class School Hometown Daniella Hatcher G 5-8 r-Sr. Bethune-Cookman Orlando, Fla. Amaya Scott F 6-1 Sr. Bethune-Cookman Sunrise, Fla. Jayla Thornton G 5-9 Sr. Howard Newark, N.J. Dahnye Redd F 5-11 r-Sr. Morgan State Darby, Pa. Anissa Rivera F 6-1 So. North Carolina Central Capitol Heights, Md.
SECOND TEAM Name Pos. Ht. Class School Hometown Sharajah Collins G/F 5-7 Sr. Delaware State Winter Haven, Fla. Ashia McCalla G 5-6 Jr. Morgan State Greenbelt, Md. Deja Winters F 5-11 Sr. North Carolina A&T State Cleveland, Ohio Kieche White G 5-4 Sr. North Carolina Central Washington, D.C. Heniaya Moton G 5-7 Sr. South Carolina State Washington, D.C.
THIRD TEAM Name Pos. Ht. Class School Hometown Aliyah Lawson G 5-7 Jr. Coppin State Whitby, Ontario Lyric Turner G 5-7 Sr. Delaware State Mansfield, Texas Krislyn Marsh F 6-0 Jr. Howard Houston, Texas Brooklyn Bailey G 5-4 Jr. Maryland Eastern Shore Rock Hill, S.C. Jayla Jones-Pack F/C 6-3 Sr. North Carolina A&T State Amityville, N.Y.
Missouri Valley Conference
2020-21 PRESEASON POLLRank Team (1st-place votes) Points 1. Missouri State (33) .....................................360 2. Bradley (7) ...................................................328 3. UNI ..............................................................288 4. Drake ...........................................................282 5. Illinois State .................................................223 6. Southern Illinois ..........................................201 7. Valparaiso ....................................................176 8. Loyola ...........................................................133 9. Indiana State ...............................................129 10. Evansville .......................................................80
Preseason All-Conference Team Brice Calip, Missouri State Jasmine Franklin, Missouri State Gabi Haack, Bradley Lasha Petree, Bradley Karli Rucker, UNI
Northeast Conference
  1. Mount St. Mary’s
  2. Sacred Heart
  3. Saint Francis U
  4. Fairleigh Dickinson
  5. Long Island U
  6. Wagner
  7. Merrimack
  8. Bryant
  9. St. Francis Brooklyn
  10. Central Connecticut
Preseason All-NEC team St. Francis Brooklyn’s Nevena Dimitrijevic (Kragujevac, Serbia) Sacred Heart’s Adrianne Hagood (Washington, DC) Mount St. Mary’s Michaela Harrison (Cleveland, OH) Wagner’s Emilija Krista Grava (Ligatne, Latvia) LIU’s Brandy Thomas (Baldwin, NY)
Ohio Valley Conference
2020-21 OVC Women’s Basketball Predicted Order of Finish 1. UT Martin (22 first-place votes) - 242 2. Belmont - 210 3. Southeast Missouri (Two first-place votes) - 206 4. Tennessee Tech - 172 5. Eastern Illinois - 157 6. Jacksonville State - 129 7. Morehead State - 119 8. Murray State - 106 9. Austin Peay - 104 10. Eastern Kentucky - 73 11. SIUE - 36 12 Tennessee State – 29
2020-21 Preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Team Chelsey Perry, UT Martin* Tesia Thompson, Southeast Missouri* Maddie Waldrop, UT Martin* Karle Pace, Eastern Illinois* Macey Turley, Murray State* Kesha Brady, Tennessee Tech* Lariah Washington, Eastern Illinois*% Alexis Burpo, Murray State# Ariel Kirkwood, Morehead State#% Jamilyn Kinney, Belmont# Taylor Hawks, Jacksonville State#
Southern Conference
2020-21 Preseason Southern Conference Coaches Poll Team (1st-place votes) Total 1. Mercer (5) 45 2. Chattanooga (1) 39 3. Samford 33 4. Furman (1) 31 5. UNCG (1) 30 6. Wofford 24 7. ETSU 15 8. Western Carolina 7
2020-21 Preseason Player of the Year Shannon Titus, Sr., G/F, Mercer
2020-21 Preseason All-Southern Conference Team E’Lease Stafford, Jr., G/F, ETSU Tierra Hodges, R-Sr., G/F, Furman Jaron Dougherty, Jr., F, Mercer Shannon Titus, Sr., G/F, Mercer Aja Boyd, R-Sr., F/G, UNCG Natalie Armstrong, Sr., F, Samford Bria Dial, Sr., G, Chattanooga Eboni Williams, Jr., F, Chattanooga Lauren LaPlant, R-Sr., G, Western Carolina Jamari McDavid, Sr., F, Wofford
2020-21 Preseason Southern Conference Media Poll Team (1st-place votes) Total 1. Chattanooga (8) 115 2. Samford (4) 111 3. Mercer (2) 100 4. Furman (3) 89 UNCG (1) 89 6. Wofford 68 7. ETSU 52 8. Western Carolina 24
Southland Conference
2020-21 Southland Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll School (First-place votes) Total 1. Stephen F. Austin (14) 275 2. Sam Houston State (5) 257 3. Abilene Christian (4) 250 4. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (3) 216 5. Southeastern Louisiana 160 6. Central Arkansas 157 7. New Orleans 153 8. Lamar 144 9. Nicholls 127 10. UIW 126 11. Houston Baptist 72 12. McNeese 48 13. Northwestern State 43
2020-21 Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Preseason All-Conference Teams First Team School Pos. Class Hometown Anna McLeod Abilene Christian G Sr. Houston, Texas Faith Cook Sam Houston State G Sr. Baytown, Texas Amber Leggett* Sam Houston State F Jr. Navarre, Florida Aiyana Johnson* Stephen F. Austin F/C Jr. Lee’s Summit, Mo. Stephanie Visscher* Stephen F. Austin G Jr. Lulea, Sweden
Second Team School Pos. Class Hometown Makayla Mabry Abilene Christian F Sr. San Antonio, Texas Angel Hastings Lamar G Jr. San Antonio, Texas Jadyn Pimentel Lamar G Sr. St. Louis, Mo. Morgan Carrier Southeastern Louisiana G Sr. New Iberia, La. Zya Nugent Stephen F. Austin G So. Denison, Texas
Southwestern Athletic Conference
2020-21 SWAC Predicted Order of Finish 1. Jackson State (159) 2. Texas Southern (148) 3. Southern (132) 4. Alabama A&M (112) 5. Prairie View A&M (96) 6. Alabama State (81) 7. Grambling State (70) 8. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (65) 9. Alcorn State (46) 10. Mississippi Valley State (26) 2020-21 SWAC Preseason Player of the Year Ameshya Williams- Jackson State
2020-21 SWAC Preseason Defensive Player of the Year Ameshya Williams- Jackson State
2020-21 Preseason All-SWAC First Team
Position Name Classification School Hometown Guard Justice Coleman Senior Grambling State Baton Rouge, La. Guard Dayzsha Rogan Senior Jackson State Ripley, Miss. Forward Niya Mitchell Graduate Texas Southern Bay City, Texas Forward Dariauna Lewis Junior Alabama A&M Omaha, Neb. Center Ameshya Williams Senior Jackson State Gulfport, Miss.
2020-21 Preseason All-SWAC Second Team
Position Name Classification School Hometown Guard Ataiya Bridges Senior Texas Southern Lanett, Ala. Guard Deshawna Harper Senior Alabama A&M Indianapolis, Ind. Guard Jayla Crawford Junior Alabama State Birmingham, Ala. Guard Ayana Emmanuel Junior Alabama State Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Guard Nigeria Jones Senior Alabama A&M Lincoln, Neb.
Sun Belt Conference
Women's Basketball 2020-21 Preseason Coaches Poll: Troy 140 (9) UTA 115 (1) South Alabama 112 (1) Louisiana 111 (1) Little Rock 99 Coastal Carolina 83 Arkansas State 78 App State 56 Georgia State 44 Georgia Southern 41 Texas State 37 ULM 20
East Troy South Alabama Coastal Carolina App State Georgia State Georgia Southern
West UTA Louisiana Little Rock Arkansas State Texas State ULM
Women's Basketball Preseason Player of the Year Antoinette Lewis, South Alabama (#35, Sr, C - Memphis, Tenn.)
Women's Basketball Preseason All-Conference First Team Antoinette Lewis, South Alabama Ty'Reona Doucet, Louisiana Alexus Dye, Troy Aja Blount, Coastal Carolina Savannah Jones, South Alabama
Women's Basketball Preseason All-Conference Second Team Teal Battle, Little Rock Pre Stanley, App State Jasmine Robinson, Troy Da'Nasia Hood, Texas State Taylor Hosendove, Georgia State
Women's Basketball Preseason All-Conference Third Team Jireh Washington, Arkansas State Claire Chastain, UTA Brandi Williams, Louisiana Felmas Koranga, Troy Katie Ferrell, UTA
The Summit League
Preseason Poll Rank School (1st Place Votes) Points 1. South Dakota (25) 587 2. South Dakota State (11) 566 3. Western Illinois 389 4. Oral Roberts 376 5 North Dakota State 371 6. Kansas City 323 7. Denver 300 8. North Dakota 203 9. Omaha 124
2020-21 Preseason Summit League Player of the Year Hannah Sjerven – South Dakota
Preseason All-Summit League First Team Paiton Burckhard, South Dakota State, Jr., F (14.2 ppg/5.7 rpg/1.8 apg) Chloe Lamb, South Dakota, Sr., G (11.2 ppg/3.3 rpg/1.5 apg) Keni Jo Lippe, Oral Roberts, Sr., G (18.5 ppg/8.0 rpg/2.5 apg) Mariah Murdie, Omaha, Jr., F (11.1 ppg/6.0 rpg/1.2 bpg) Myah Selland, South Dakota State, Jr., F (13.8 ppg/5.0 rpg/3.0 apg) Hannah Sjerven, South Dakota, Sr., F (12.2 ppg/7.3 rpg/2.0 bpg)*
Preseason All-Summit League Second Team Monica Arens, South Dakota, Sr., G (9.3 ppg/3.9 rpg/1.8 apg) Julia Fleecs, North Dakota, Jr., F (12.2 ppg/4.8 rpg/0.7 apg) Tylee Irwin, South Dakota State, Sr., F (8.5 ppg/5.1 rpg/2.3 apg) Tori Nelson, South Dakota State, So., F (9.7 ppg/3.9 rpg/1.0 spg) Evan Zars, Western Illinois, Jr., F (9.1 ppg/9.3 rpg/1.5 bpg)
*Preseason player of the year automatically earns a spot on the first team
West Coast Conference
2020-21 WCC Preseason Women’s Basketball Coaches Poll Team (First Place Vote) Pts. 1. Gonzaga (7) 79 2. BYU (2) 73 3. Portland (1) 64 4. San Diego 53 5. Saint Mary’s 44 6. Pacific 42 7. Pepperdine 28 8. LMU 25 9. Santa Clara 22 10. San Francisco 20
2020-21 All-WCC Preseason Women’s Basketball Team Name Year Pos. Institution Haylee Andrews Jr. G Portland Alex Fowler So. F Portland Shaylee Gonzales So. G BYU Sara Hamson Sr. C BYU Valerie Higgins Sr. G Pacific Paisley Johnson Harding Sr. G BYU Brooklyn McDavid Sr. F Pacific Myah Pace Sr. G San Diego Sam Simons Jr. G Saint Mary’s Jill Townsend Sr. G Gonzaga Jenn Wirth Sr. F Gonzaga
Western Athletic Conference
2020-21 Preseason Women's Basketball Media Poll Rank Team (1st Place Votes) Points T1. California Baptist (5) 61 2. Utah Valley (1) 60 3. UT Rio Grande Valley 56 4. NM State (1) 53 5. Seattle U 41 6. Grand Canyon (1) 39 7. Tarleton 23 8. Dixie State 17 9. Chicago State 10
2020-21 Preseason Women's Basketball Media All-WAC Teams First Team Ane Olaeta, California Baptist Amara Graham, UT Rio Grande Valley Maria Carvalho, Utah Valley Aaliyah Prince, NM State Britney Thomas, California Baptist
Second Team Josie Williams, Utah Valley Courtney Murphy, Seattle U Georgia Dale, California Baptist Caitlyn Harper, California Baptist Soufia Inoussa, NM State
Preseason Player of the Year: Ane Olaeta, California Baptist
The MAC, the Mountain West, the Pac-12, the Patriot League, and the SEC haven’t announced anything yet. The Ivy League is not playing this season due to COVID-19.
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2020.11.12 23:04 Drexlore Week 11 Match-up Preview Thread: Charlotte 49ers vs. Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs

Charlotte vs. Gardner-Webb
When: Saturday, November, 14, 12:00 PM Eastern
Where: Jerry Richardson Stadium - Charlotte, NC
Watch: ESPN3
Odds: Charlotte by 30.5 pts.
Total Points: 62.5
All-Time Series : Charlotte vs. Gardner-Webb
Charlotte and Gardner-Webb have met 3 times since 10/05/2013.
These teams last met 441 days ago on 08/29/2019.
Series Wins: Charlotte 2-0-1 Gardner-Webb
Longest streak of continuous meetings: 2 (2013-2014).
Charlotte has won the most recent meeting (2019) in this series.
Last 3 Meetings
Winner Date Location Charlotte Gardner-Webb Notes
Charlotte 2019-08-29 49 28
Gardner-Webb 2014-10-04 24 27 Boiling Springs, NC
Charlotte 2013-10-05 53 51
Series Comparison Data via RivalryBot Database
Through Week 10
Week Charlotte 2-3(2-1) Result Gardner-Webb 0-0(0-0) Result
1 BYE N/A BYE N/A
2 Appalachian State 5-1(3-0) L 20-35 BYE N/A
3 BYE N/A BYE N/A
4 BYE N/A BYE N/A
5 FAU 3-1(3-1) L 17-21 BYE N/A
6 North Texas 2-3(1-2) W 49-21 BYE N/A
7 BYE N/A BYE N/A
8 UTEP 3-3(0-2) W 38-28 BYE N/A
9 Duke 2-6(1-5) L 19-53 BYE N/A
10 BYE N/A BYE N/A
All rankings reflect the current /cfb poll
Charlotte Injury Report
Not Available
Gardner-Webb Injury Report
Not Available
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2020.11.11 19:07 ChemicalOle Week 11 Match-up Preview Thread: Washington State Cougars vs. #11 Oregon Ducks

Washington State vs. #11 Oregon
When: Saturday, November, 14, 07:00 PM Eastern
Where: Martin Stadium - Pullman, WA
Watch: Fox
Odds: Oregon by 10.0 pts.
Total Points: 57.5
All-Time Series : Washington State vs. Oregon
Washington State and Oregon have met 99 times since 11/09/1901.
These teams last met 382 days ago on 10/26/2019.
Series Wins: Washington State 42-7-50 Oregon
Longest streak of continuous meetings: 45 (1945-1989).
Oregon has won the most recent meeting (2019) in this series.
Last 6 Meetings
Winner Date Location Washington State Oregon Notes
Oregon 2019-10-26 Eugene, OR 35 37
Washington State 2018-10-20 Pullman, WA 34 20
Washington State 2017-10-07 Eugene, OR 33 10
Washington State 2016-10-01 Pullman, WA 51 33
Washington State 2015-10-10 Eugene, OR 45 38
Oregon 2014-09-20 Pullman, WA 31 38
Series Comparison Data via Winsipedia
Through Week 10
Week Washington State 1-0(1-0) Result Oregon 1-0(1-0) Result
1 BYE N/A BYE N/A
2 BYE N/A BYE N/A
3 BYE N/A BYE N/A
4 BYE N/A BYE N/A
5 BYE N/A BYE N/A
6 BYE N/A BYE N/A
7 BYE N/A BYE N/A
8 BYE N/A BYE N/A
9 BYE N/A BYE N/A
10 Oregon State 0-1(0-1) W 38-28 Stanford 0-1(0-1) W 35-14
All rankings reflect the current /cfb poll
Washington State Injury Report
Data Scraped: 2020-11-11 11:00:04
Player Position Status Reported Notes
Patrick Nunn DB Out For Season – Personal Wed, Oct 7 Nunn will sit out the entire 2020 season due to a personal matter.
Brandon Gray WR Ques Sat – Undisclosed Sun, Nov 8 Gray missed the last game with an unlisted issue, and it is unclear if it will keep him out of the lineup Saturday versus Oregon.
Justin Anderson DB Ques Sat – Undisclosed Sun, Nov 8 Anderson sat out the last game, and it is unclear if he will be available Saturday versus Oregon.
Cole Dubots RB Ques Sat – Undisclosed Sun, Nov 8 Dubots was absent from the lineup during the previous game with an unspecified injury, and it is undetermined if he will take the field Saturday against Oregon.
Phillip Powell DB Ques Sat – Undisclosed Sun, Nov 8 Powell has an unspecified injury, and it is unclear if he will play against Oregon on Saturday.
Marquise Freeman DE Ques Sat – Undisclosed Sun, Nov 8 Freeman was held out of the previous game with an undefined ailment, and it is uncertain if he will be available against Oregon on Saturday.
Will Heckman DB Ques Sat – Undisclosed Sun, Nov 8 Heckman was absent from the lineup during the last game with an injury to an unlisted area. It is undetermined if he will be in Saturday’s lineup versus Oregon.
Nicholas Sheetz DL Ques Sat – Undisclosed Sun, Nov 8 Sheetz missed the previous game due to an unknown injury, and his status for Saturday’s clash with Oregon is hazy.
Injury data lifted from: boydsbets.com
Oregon Injury Report
Data Scraped: 2020-11-11 11:00:04
Player Position Status Reported Notes
Hunter Kampmoyer TE Doub Sat – Undisclosed Mon, Nov 9 Kampmoyer is not expected to suit up Saturday versus Washington State due to an injury to an unlisted area.
Spencer Webb TE Doub Sat – Undisclosed Mon, Nov 9 Webb missed the last game with an unspecified injury, and it is unlikely that he will play Saturday versus Washington State.
Cam Mccormick TE Doub Sat – Undisclosed Mon, Nov 9 McCormick missed the last game dealing with an undefined injury, and his availability for Saturday’s game versus Washington State is unlikely.
Chris Randazzo OL Out For Season – Personal Wed, Oct 14 Randazzo has declared that he will not take part in the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns.
Deommodore Lenoir CB Out For Season – Personal Fri, Sep 25 Lenoir has announced that he will not participate in the 2020 season as he has decided to sit out due to COVID-19 related concerns.
Jevon Holland S Out For Season – Personal Sat, Sep 26 Holland will sit out the entire 2020 season due to a personal reason.
Thomas Graham Jr. CB Out For Season – Personal Fri, Sep 25 Graham Jr. will not take part in the 2020 season after informing the team of his personal decision.
Penei Sewell OL Out For Season – Personal Fri, Sep 25 Sewell has opted-out for the entire 2020 season due to concerns about the virus.
Brady Breeze S Out For Season – Personal Sun, Oct 4 Breeze has ruled himself out for the entire 2020 season due to a person decision.
Injury data lifted from: boydsbets.com
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2020.11.09 21:38 the_dunadan Let's Talk About: LSWHO

When: 11/14/2020
Where: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA
Coach: Ed Orgeron
Mascot: Mike the Tiger
2019: 15-0, SEC Champions, CFP Champions

Offense

Scoring Offense: 35.8 pts/gm (34th)
Total Offense: 458 yds/gm (25th)
Passing: 338.4 yds/gm (12th)
Rushing: 119.6 rush yds/gm (100th)
Misc. stats: 33.3% 3rd down conv. (97th), 71.43% 4th down conv. (32nd), 24.4 1st downs/gm (30th), RZ %’s – TD 25% (64th), score 87.5% (52nd), 13 sacks allowed (77th), 21 TFL allowed (47th), 50th+ in plays of 10+, 20+, and 30+ yards from scrimmage
Returning starters: 2 (plus 1 opting out of 2020 season)
The LSU offense was undoubtedly the biggest story of the 2019 season. Known for traditional ground-and-pound offenses under Les Miles, LSU ran a spread offenses with a blend of RPO and West Coast tactics. The change came with new passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach Joe Brady. Brady brought a new playbook and philosophy with the goal of getting players the ball in space. This was extremely effective, with QB Joe Burrow and WR Ja’Marr Chase setting multiple records for their respective positions.
With 2020 comes lots of replacing and rebuilding for LSU’s offense. Every draft-eligible member of the 2019 offense is now in the NFL, which simultaneously explains last year’s success and bodes poorly for 2020’s prospects. The key returners for offensive production are WR Terrace Marshall and RT Austin Deculus. LSU must replace offensive guru Joe Brady (Carolina Panthers OC), QB Joe Burrow (NFL), WR Justin Jefferson (NFL), WR Ja’Marr Chase (Opt-Out), RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (NFL), TE Thaddeus Moss (NFL), C Lloyd Cushenberry (NFL), OG Damien Lewis (NFL), LT Saahdiq Charles (NFL), WTE Stephen Sullivan (NFL), OG Adrian Magee (NFL), WR Derrick Dillon (NFL), and backup OT Badara Traore (NFL). In total, LSU returns a starting lineman and wide receiver on offense, while losing #1 and #2 WRs, #1 RB, #1 TE, and 4 offensive line starters (plus the main backup). Here is their projected depth chart at this point.

2020 Depth Chart

* returning 2019 starters in bold
· QB – RS JR Myles Brennan (injured), FR TJ Finley/FR Max Johnson
· RB – SO John Emery Jr, RS SO Chris Curry, SO Tyrion Davis-Price
· WR – SR Racey McMath, SO Trey Palmer
· WR – JR Terrace Marshall Jr, FR Koy Moore, RS SO Jaray Jenkins
· WR – FR Kayshon Boutte, SR Jontre Kirklin
· TE – FR Arik Gilbert, SR Tory Carter, FR Kole Taylor, RS SO Nick Storz
· LT – RS SO Cameron Wire, FR Xavier Hill
· LG – JR Ed Ingram, FR Marlon Martinez, RS FR Thomas Perry
· C – GR Liam Shanahan, RS FR Charles Turner
· RG – JR Chasen Hines, RS FR Anthony Bradford, RS FR Kardell Thomas
· RT – SR Austin Deculus, RS SO Cameron Wire, FR Marcus Dumervil
· Opt Out – JR WR Ja’Marr Chase
· Suspended – starting RS SO Dare Rosenthal

Passing

338.4 yds/gm (12th), 14 TD (24th), 62% completion rate (55th), 8.5 yds/att (28th)
The focus of the Tiger’s 2019 offense was their Heisman-winning QB, Joe Burrow. In his LSU-debut, Burrow completed 57.8% of his passes for 2,894 yards, 16 TD, 5 Int, and a 133.21 passer efficiency rating. With the arrival of Joe Brady, Burrow completed 76.3% of his passes for 5,671 yards, 60 TD, 6 Int, and a 201.96 passer rating (just behind Tua’s 206.93). Perhaps the single-most improved season in history, Burrow was deadly accurate through the air, and he made good decisions to minimize turnovers and get the ball to open receivers in space. We must understand Burrow’s role and impact on LSU’s success in order to know what to expect with the inauguration of their 2020 starter, Myles Brennan.
Brennan is a RS Junior and is the only quarterback on LSU’s roster with collegiate game experience. As a backup in 2019, he was 24/40 (60%) for 353 yards, 1 TD, 1 Int, and a 137.38 passer rating. Keep in mind that Burrow played far into the end of the game, even in upsets. Brennan didn’t attempt any passes unless LSU was up by 15+, and didn’t throw any passes in the first half of any games. On third downs, Brennan completed 50% of his passes and compiled a 111.60 passer rating. It is safe to say that Brennan has not seen any meaningful snaps in college, as he only attempted 15 passes against SEC opponents, completing 33% for one TD and INT each - for a 108.08 passer rating. Brennan is untested and inexperienced, and he hasn’t shown any signs that inspire confidence in his ability. Will he be the next Joe Burrow? No. But, is he capable of winning the SEC? Also no.
Brennan has been serviceable for the Tigers this year, completing only 60.3% of his passes, although he has 11 TD to 3 Int. He averaged 370.7 passing y/g in his 3 starts this year, but he has missed LSU’s last two games due to a lower body injury (some speculate the injury is related to how much LSU fans jerked him off in the offseason). On Wednesday, Nov 4, Orgeron said Brennan is “very doubtful” to be healthy to play in the Alabama game. Most experts agree this is a great business decision for Myles.
TJ Finley started LSU’s game against South Carolina and led them to a big win. Finley went 17/21 for 265 yards, 2 TD and 1 Int. Finley’s best attribute however is his size. TJ stands 6’6” tall and weighs in at 242 lbs. He looks every inch and pound as big when watching him on the field.
After LSU’s biggest win of the season against 2-4 South Carolina, Finley got the start against Auburn in their last game. He went 15/24 for 174 yards and 1 TD and a QBR of 34.0 before being replaced by FR Max Johnson. It seems that Max Johnson’s most impressive quality is his top-notch name, which is admittedly elite. His quarterback play, however, leaves a lot to be desired. He went 13/24 for 143 yards, 0 TDs, and 2 Ints, resulting in a QBR of 20.2. TJ Finley is most likely going to start against Alabama, but one thing is for sure: If the Tigers need elite QB play to challenge Alabama, they should keep looking.

Rushing

119.6 rush yds/gm (100th), 5 TD (76th), 3.5 yds/car (93rd)
By simply looking at LSU’s total rushing defense last year, you might think their main rusher was not very good. However, Edwards-Helaire averaged an impressive 6.58 y/car and 94.27 y/g. He also played a role in the receiving game with 30.2 rec y/g. So, what’s on the horizon for LSU’s 2020 rushing campaign?
LSU had four players with rushing yards outside of EH, Burrow and Brennan, and WR Ja’Marr Chase: Soph. Tyrion Davis-Prince (295 yds), Soph. Chris Curry (189 yds), Soph. John Emery Jr. (188 yds), and Lanard Fournette (36 yds). Fournette left the team after four games in 2019.
The projected starter is Tyrion Davis-Price (DP) as he was the main backup in 2019. He is a tough runner that can be difficult to bring down, and his weaknesses are his blocking and pass-catching. He only had 8 carries in the postseason, so his experience is still a bit limited.
Chris Curry’s accomplishment is that he was the leading rusher against Oklahoma in the playoffs, rushing for 90 yards on 16 carries. On the season, Curry averaged 5.03 y/c with a long of 20 yards including 3 carries in the red zone for 10 yards (3.33 y/c). Within the program, Curry shares Marshawn Lynch’s nickname “Beast Mode” because of Curry’s strength and ability to run through tackles.
John Emery Jr. is a former 5-star recruit and the most highly touted back coming into Baton Rouge. Although he is probably the fastest and most agile back on the current roster, he struggled in pass protection and dropped several passes last year. He was also legally blind in one eye and had LASIK eye surgery this offseason. Time will tell if this has truly improved his vision.
Emery and Davis-Price have led the rushing charge for the Tigers, totaling 246 and 245 yds respectively. Neither has looked particularly impressive, especially in the absence of Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

Receiving

338.4 yds/gm (12th), 14 TD (24th), 62% completion rate (55th), 8.5 yds/att (28th)
One of LSU’s two offensive position groups with a returning starter is wide receiver. Ja’Marr Chase was the Tigers’ leading receiver in 2019, and he was expected to be the team’s best offensive (and possibly overall) player in 2020. Chase caught 84 passes for 1,780 yards and 20 TDs while averaging 21.19 y/cat and 127.1 y/g which was good for 2nd nationally. Unfortunately for the Tigers, Chase has opted out of the 2020 season and will declare for the 2021 NFL Draft, ending his time with LSU.
Marshall was third on the team with 671 receiving yards on 46 catches, behind only Chase and Justin Jefferson in receiving yards. He had 13 TD and averaged 55.9 y/g. Lots of LSU fans believe Marshall would have been just as good as Chase if he had stayed healthy. He missed games against Utah St, Florida, and Miss St with a foot fracture.
After Marshall, LSU only had one other player with more than 100 receiving yards on the season in Racey McMath. McMath is listed as a senior, though he has not started to date. He saw significant playing time last year having the sixth-most catches on the team. He only had two catches in his freshman and sophomore seasons.
Marshall has emerged as the clear #1 target this season, capturing a third of the team’s receiving yards. He has caught 9 TDs so far, which is good for 2nd in the country currently (Smitty has 8, and Waddle had 4, so expect Smitty to surpass him Saturday). Marshall also is averaging 108 receiving y/g, which is 22nd in the country (behind both Smitty and Waddle).
LSU’s #2 target is their TE, Arik Gilbert, who only has 259 yards and 2 TDs on the season. He and the rest of the receivers haven’t done enough to merit reporting.

Offensive Line

2.6 sacks allowed/gm (82nd), 7 TFL allowed/gm (33rd)
Besides QB, this is where the biggest drop-off for LSU is expected. LSU returns 2019 SR RT Austin Deculus, but must replace LT Saahdiq Charles, OG Damien Lewis, OG Adrian Magee, C Lloyd Cushenberry, and the main OL replacement Badara Traore.
Starting at LT is RS SO Cameron Wire. He is replacing Dare Rosenthall who has been suspended indefinitely from the team. Wire only played 35 snaps in 2019, so he has a lot to learn still.
JR Ed Ingram is listed as the starting LG. Ingram started 12 games at RG as a true freshman, then served a year-long suspension following his arrest for two counts of sexual assault charges and being indicted by a Texas grand jury. DeSoto Police Department would not disclose the victim’s age, but confirmed they were a minor. The case was dropped, and details are limited because the attorney general placed the case under official seal. During the suspension and court proceedings, Orgeron said “I think that maybe, maybe, if things go right, we may get him at some part of the season. I don’t know exactly when, but hopefully we get him at some part of the season…”
Starting Center is Liam Shanahan, a Harvard transfer. His backup is RS FR Charles Turner.
The starting RG is JR Chasen Hines. Hines played snaps in 10 games last year without any starts.
RT will be the only known commodity with returning SR Austin Deculus. RS FR Thomas Perry is his backup. All told, the OL starters and backups include 1 SR, 2 JR, 2 SO, and 8 FR.

Defense

Scoring Defense: 33.6 pts/g (84th)
Total Defense: 478.6 yds/g (111th)
Passing Defense: 335.2 yds/g (119th)
Rushing Defense: 143.4 yds/g (52nd)
Misc. stats: +4 turnover margin (15th), 2.8 sacks/gm (34th), 7 TFL/gm (33rd), 5 INTs (49th), 6 fum recov (10th), 6 fum forced (24th), 46.97% opp 3rd down conv. (100th), 40% opp 4th down conv. (20th), 21.2 opp 1st downs/gm (57th), opp RZ %’s – TD 57.89% (42nd), score 73.68% (22nd)
Returning starters: 4 (plus 1 opting out of 2020 season)
LSU’s 2019 defense was… not what it has been in years past. 59th is the lowest LSU’s pass defense has been ranked since 2015. They also lost several key starters from last year, most notably S Grant Delpit, OLB K’Lavon Chaisson, ILB Patrick Queen, and ILB Jacob Phillips. Projected starters DT Tyler Shelvin, and DB Kary Vincent Jr (less likely to start) have opted out of the 2020 season to prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft. That leaves the Tiger’s defense with 4 returning starters: DL Glen Logan, LB Damone Clark, CB Derek Stingley Jr., and S JaCoby Stevens. Let’s look at the roster and specific position groups.
LSU has certainly missed Dave Aranda this year. Bo Pelini has not proved up to the challenge of stopping the modern passing offenses they have faced. Bo Nix, who is completing 57.6% of his passes and has thrown 16 TDs and 6 INTs completed 75% of his passes against LSU for 3 TDs and 0 INTs. In their debut, they gave up 600+ passing yards to a QB who has now been benched in favor of a freshman. LSU fans must continually tell themselves that 2019 was worth it while plugging their ears and looking the other way in 2020.

2020 Projected Depth Chart

· RDE – FR BJ Ojulari, RS SR Andre Anthony, FR Phillip Webb, RS FR Desmond Little
· LDE – JTR Ali Gaye, RS STR Travez Moore, RS SO Jarell Cherry
· DT – RS FR Joseph Evans, SR Neil Farrell Jr., FR Jacobian Guillory
· DT – RS SR Glen Logan, RS JTR Soni Fonua, SR Neil Farrell Jr., FR Jaquelin Roy
· OLB – JR Micah Baskerville, RS SR Ray Thornton, FR Antoine Sampah
· OLB –GR Jabril Cox, SO Devonta Lee, RS JR Jared Small
· MLB –JR Damone Clark, FR Josh White
· CB – SO Derek Stingley Jr, SO Jay Ward, GR Darren Evans, FR Dwight McGlothern
· CB – SO Cordale Flott, FR Eli Ricks, RS FR Raydarious Jones
· FS –SR JaCoby Stevens, RS SR Cameron Lewis
· SS – RS JR Todd Harris Jr, SO Maurice Hampton Jr, FR Jordan Toles
· Opt Out – SR FS Kary Vincent Jr., RS JR NT Tyler Shelvin (13), RS SO DL Nelson Jenkins III

Defensive Line

2.8 sacks/gm (34th), 7 TFL/gm (33rd)
With Bo Pelini replacing Dave Aranda as Defensive Coordinator, LSU uses a 4-3 scheme as opposed to 3-4 which was preferred by Aranda. Despite the losses of Rashard Lawrence and Breiden Fehoko, the defensive line looked to have good depth going into 2020 before Tyler Shelvin opted out of the 2020 season. Additionally, TK McLendon, who was named as the left end starter during spring camp, entered the transfer portal in August. Another blow came when Justin Thomas, the named starting right end, was announced to have left the team unexpectedly in August. Thomas was a strong contender to start at defensive end, where he started one game last year, played in five, and had a recurring role in LSU’s 3rd-down pass rush package. Shelvin was a returning starter.
That leaves former linebacker Andre Anthony as the only end with any starts. The freshman Ojulari has carved out for himself a starting role on the end ahead of Anthony. The middle of the line will feature returning starter Glen Logan. Logan is one of the leaders of the DL as the only DT with any starts.

Linebackers

46.97% opp 3rd down conv. (100th), 40% opp 4th down conv. (20th)
The linebackers are one of the most inexperienced group on LSU’s 2020 defense. After losing both OLBs and one of their two MLBs from their 4-backer scheme, only MLB Damone Clark returns to the middle of the field. Clark took over Michael Divinity’s role on the outside and provided a lot of support in that part of the field, although he was overshadowed by departures Patrick Queen, Jacob Phillips, and K’Lavon Chaisson.
Ray Thornton Jr. saw limited playing time at OLB behind Clark, Marcel Brooks, and Michael Divinity, recording only 9 total tackles on the season. He has been a regular backup on the outside.
Micah Baskerville has limited playing time, and his time in the program has earned him the start over Thornton.
Jabril Cox brings a lot of playing time and experience from NDSU, and he also played for Pelini at Youngtown State. With his playing time and experience in a winning program like NDSU, he has earned the starting job opposite Baskerville.

Secondary

5 INTs (49th), 14 PBUs (69th), 19 passes defended (68th), 54 opp passes 10+ yds (74th), 30 opp passes 20+ yds (117th), 17 opp passes 30+ yds (118th), opp passes of 40+, 50+, 60+, 70+, 80+, and 90+ (110th or worse for all), LSU is one of only 5 teams to give up a 90+ yd pass
The secondary looked to be LSU’s strongest unit on defense this year. They returned CB Derek Stingley and S JaCoby Stevens who were both regular starters last year. Todd Harris has become the starter at SS and moved Stevens to FS. Outside of Stingley, CB Cordale Flott is the only other CB with meaningful playing time. Many expected Kary Vincent to play at corner and/or safety before he opted out of the 2020 season. With Vincent’s decision to withdraw, LSU has very little depth at safety or corner.
The rushing defense has actually been average for the Tigers this year, but the passing defense has been downright abysmal. Ranking at the bottom of the NCAA in most passing defensive categories, they should not prove to be much of a challenge for Mac Jones and the Bama 10.

Special Teams

2020 Projected Depth Chart

· P – RS SR Zach Von Rosenberg (39), JR Avery Atkins
· PK – SO Cade York (15)
· KO – JR Avery Atkins
· LS – RS FR Quentin Skinner
· PKR – SO Derek Stingley Jr., SO Trey Palmer
* for kicking and punting starts, I used 1) LSU’s official game starts or 2) number of games the team played that season if the player was the primary starter for the role

Punting

Fortunately for LSU, one of the players they have utilized the most in 2020 returns plenty of experience. Punter Zach Von Rosenberg has been the primary punter since 2017. He is averaging 47.05 yards per punt in 2020.

Kicking

The Tigers also return their placekicker, Cade York. York is 8/10 on FGs and 21/21 on XPs this year. Avery Atkins returns as the kickoff specialist. Atkins has 33 KOs with 28 touchbacks (84.85%).

Returning

Stingley has been the primary punt/kick returner. He has only had to return 3 punts this year, averaging 30.67 (48 yds came on one return). Trey Palmer has returned 6 kickoffs averaging 36.5 yds/return, including a 93 yd TD return.

Coaching

Head Coach: Ed Orgeron

Orgeron’s early coaching days included coaching the defensive line for Miami beginning in 1988. He began coaching the 1992 season in which his Canes were trounced by Alabama in the national title game, but his tenure was cut short when he was arrested following a bar fight in Baton Rouge, LA, during which Orgeron admits he was intoxicated.
“Coach O” is in his fourth full year as the head coach at LSU (he was the interim coach for most of the 2016 season). As head coach, his records beginning in 2016 are 6-2, 9-4, 10-3, 15-0. He has improved each year (until 2020). Arguably his most effective coaching decision has been hiring “Passing Game Coordinators.” He hired Joe Brady for the role in 2019, and Brady hand-crafted their offensive scheme which was extremely effective.
Coach O gained national recognition in 2019 after his team beat Alabama (his first time since coming to LSU, the first LSU win vs the Tide since the 2011 season) and he made the comments “We’re going to beat [Alabama’s] ass in recruiting. We’re going to beat their ass every time they see us. You understand me? Roll Tide what? Fuck you!” The coach then promptly finished multiple spots behind Alabama in the 2020 recruiting class, and currently trails Alabama for the 2021 recruiting class by a wide margin. His head coaching record against Alabama is 1-7, and he is 1-5 coaching against Nick Saban.
Orgeron currently has the Tigers at 2-3 for the year. After 2019, some speculated Orgeron may be on the same coaching tier as Saban with the great team they fielded. 2020 has shown that Orgeron hasn’t figured out how to deal with losing talent to the NFL, including players and coaches (something Saban encounters on an annual basis).

Offensive Coordinator: Steve Ensminger

Ensminger became the offensive coordinator in 2016 under Orgeron. His style includes a hurry-up no-huddle tempo (HUNH) and using the run-pass option (RPO). He has said that no matter what formation they line up in, he wants them to be able to throw the quick pass. We saw this implemented last year with Joe Brady coordinating the passing game. Look for a similar style and scheme in 2020. The challenge will be coming up with new routes and plays to get receivers open the way that Joe Brady managed to do.

Defensive Coordinator: Bo Pelini

Former Nebraska head coach and former LSU defensive coordinator was rehired for the DC position for the 2020 season. Pelini utilizes the 4-3 defensive scheme which includes 4 down linemen and 3 linebackers. The benefit of a 4-3 defense is that you can typically get a better push against the offensive line, resulting in better run-blocking or more pass-rush. However, since each down lineman is responsible for a single line gap, it is more vulnerable to the play-action (PA) pass. Another concern for the Tigers is that with so many departures on the defensive line, they will have a lot of inexperience having to make decisions. It also forces the defense to use a defensive end instead of a linebacker for extra pass-support.

Passing Game Coordinator: Scott Linehan

Scott Linehan will replace the biggest void on the LSU coaching staff, Joe Brady. Linehan is the product of John L. Smith, who was the last college coach he worked under. He last coached for the Dallas Cowboys, leading their passing game and serving as offensive coordinator.
We won’t know what similarities or differences Linehan’s offense will share with Brady’s, but a major difference will be the personnel available. LSU loses Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase at receiver, QB Joe Burrow, RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and 4/5 offensive linemen. I would expect the Tigers’ 2020 offense to look similar to 2018.

Matchups

Alabama

Alabama leads the all-time series with LSU 53-26-5, boasting a 66.1% win percentage. The largest victory belongs to Alabama, 47-3 in 1922. The longest streak also belongs to the Tide, with 11 consecutive wins from 1971-1981. Alabama recently won 8 consecutive games against LSU despite LSU being ranked in each loss, including being ranked in the top-10 five times and in the top-5 four times. LSU was shut out in three of the eight games (37.5%) including the January 9, 2012 matchup in the national championship game held in New Orleans, LA, a short 90-minute drive from Baton Rouge.
LSU’s win over Alabama last season marked the fourth victory for the Tigers over Alabama since Nick Saban came to Tuscaloosa. The Tide have enjoyed ten wins over the last fourteen seasons. The four Alabama losses had a total point difference of 18, including three of them being five points or fewer. In the same time span, Alabama has outscored LSU by 135 in the remaining games, resulting in a 117-point advantage for Alabama since 2007.
Since Nick Saban’s arrival in 2007, the early-November matchups between the Tigers and the Tide have often been competitive and tension-filled. Of the 14 Saban vs. LSU games, half have been decided by 7 points or fewer. Another 4 games were decided by 14 pts or fewer, leaving only 3 of the 14 games being won (all by Alabama) by more than two scores. The 4 LSU wins in this time span were all by 7 points or fewer. The teams have gone to overtime thrice, and surprisingly the visiting team has won all three times (Alabama 2, LSU 1). On a related note, Alabama has been dominant in the supposedly-daunting “Death Valley” holding an all-time 28-9-2 record in Baton Rouge, as well as winning 5 of the last 6 games there, including the last 4.
Although Alabama and LSU have not been rivals historically, the series has been split since 2000, with Alabama holding a close 11-10 series lead. Also, since Bear Bryant retired, Alabama has controlled the series 22-15-1. Despite the recent competitiveness of the “rivalry,” a 2009 poll of SEC fans revealed that Alabama fans mostly did not consider LSU to be a rival, while over 60% of LSU fans singled out Alabama as their most bitter rival. This no doubt stems from the fact that Nick Saban previously coached at LSU from 2000-2004. Saban compiled a 48-16 record at LSU while winning LSU’s second ever national championship, and their first in 45 years. Saban left LSU to try his hand at head coaching in the NFL. He found success hard to come by, and decided to return to coaching college. LSU did not want Saban back, instead preferring to keep then-coach Les Miles, so Saban took the best job on the table- Alabama. For some reason, LSU took this as a personal insult of the highest order and have hated Saban and Alabama ever since. The Tigers have only managed to beat Saban’s Alabama in Baton Rouge once.

Ole Miss

Ole Miss is undoubtedly LSU’s longest-standing and most significant rival. The Tigers lead the Landsharks all-time 63-40-4, but recent history is even more lopsided as Ole Miss has only managed to beat LSU five times since 2000.
In the “Magnolia Bowl,” LSU and Ole Miss have produced some exciting rivalry games. Probably the most famous was 1959’s “Cannon’s Halloween Run” in which #1 LSU’s Billy Cannon had an 89-yard punt return TD late in the game, breaking 7 tackles en route to what would be the game winning score. On Ole Miss’s ensuing drive, they made it all the way to LSU’s 1 yard line, but were stopped as time expired. The teams would have a rematch in the Sugar Bowl (effectively the national championship that year) and Ole Miss routed the Tigers 21-0. This would not be the last time LSU would lose a national championship 21-0 in the Sugar Bowl in a rematch to a team they narrowly beat in the regular season.

Arkansas

Arkansas has been a traditional rival for LSU. The two first played in 1901 in Baton Rouge, with LSU winning 15-0. They played until 1936, but the series stopped until 1991 when Arkansas joined the SEC and defeated LSU in Fayetteville 30-6. Overall, LSU holds a 41-22-2 lead in the series.
The LSU-Arkansas winner takes home “The Golden Boot” trophy, or just “The Boot.” This is because the trophy, which outlines the states of Louisiana and Arkansas, forms what looks like a boot. The 175 lb, 4” tall trophy is made of 24-karat gold.

Tulane

LSU’s oldest rival is found in New Orleans, LA. The Tulane Green Wave first played LSU in 1892. LSU and Tulane were each members of the SIAA from 1899, the Southern Conference from 1922 to 1932, and charter members of the SEC from 1932 to 1966. The matchup is known as the “Battle for the Rag,” with LSU referring to it as the Tiger Rag, and Tulane calling it the Victory Flag. The flag shows each school’s logos divided diagonally with the Seal of Louisiana in the center.
While the series was somewhat competitive to begin with LSU leading 23-18-5, the Tigers have gone 45-4-2 since, including winning the last 18 matchups. LSU leads the all-time series 69-23-7. The teams met on the field once from 1997 to 2005, but they renewed the series in 2006. After their 2009 matchup, LSU offered Tulane to either play the remaining games in Baton Rouge or end the series early for a small payout. Tulane took the buyout deal and the teams have not met since.

Mascot

Perhaps one of the most famous college mascots is LSU’s Mike the Tiger. Traditionally, Mike is a Bengal tiger, although the last three iterations have been mixed-breeds. Mike VII is a Bengal-Serbian mix. LSU adopted the tiger as mascot referencing the Louisiana-native troops in Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia in the civil war, as they were known as “the Tigers.” LSU’s may be the only SEC mascot to pay homage to confederate nostalgia since Ole Miss rebranded themselves as the Admiral Ackbars Landsharks.
Each Mike has generally been in good hands in Baton Rouge, as LSU’s vet school is exceptional. A new, 15,000 square foot habitat was created for Mike in 2005 for $3 million. . He can be seen eating, sleeping, roaming, or playing on any given day in his home on campus.
According to legend, LSU will score a touchdown for every one of Mike’s roars on game day. Mike VI and Mike VII have come under scrutiny for not roaring enough on Alabama game days.

Lagniappe

Misc. program stats

· 812-415-47 (.656) all-time record (13th)
· 812 all-time wins (12th)
· 4 national championships (16th)
· 16 conference championships (31st)
· 52 bowl game appearances (8th)
· 28-23-1 (.548) bowl record (27th)
· 39 consensus all-Americans (14th)
· 2 Heisman winners (11th)
· 352 NFL Draft picks (10th)
· 635 weeks in AP poll (10th)
· Conference foes Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee hold series leads over LSU
· LSU’s last two head coaches each left the program with one national championship
· Current head coach Ed Orgeron has one national championship
· LSU has not scored against Alabama in Death Valley since 2014
· In LSU’s last five games in Louisiana against Alabama, they have scored a total of 30 points (includes 3 shutouts)

Jerseys

The current style of jerseys were introduced by head coach Paul Dietzel in 1957. While it is customary for the home football team to wear their primary color and the visitor to wear white, LSU also prefers to wear white jerseys for both home and away games. From 1983 to 1994, the NCAA mandated visiting teams to wear white. From 1994-1999, LSU often wore gold in lieu of purple due to then-head coach Gerry DiNardo’s understandable dislike of the color purple. In 1995, the NCAA changed the rule to allow the home team to wear white with visitor’s prior approval. In 1997, the SEC ruled that the home team can wear their color of choice without consent of SEC visiting teams. While LSU wears white to home games, they occasionally wear purple or gold similarly to how other teams have a white-out or black-out game.
Nick Saban and Matt Mauck led the Tigers to a national title in 2003 with Mauck wearing No. 18. The No. 18 jersey “became synonymous with success on and off the field as well as having a selfless attitude.” Each season, a player is chosen by the coaching staff to wear the No. 18 jersey.

Other traditions

Tiger stadium has two defining characteristics on the field that contrast from most other colleges. First, the field displays all 5-yard line numbers on the field instead of just the 10-yard line numbers. Only the 10-yard lines have directional arrows, however. Second, Tiger stadium features “H”-style goal posts instead of the more popular “Y” style. This is allegedly to double players’ chances of injury due to impact with the posts.
About an hour before kickoff, the players, coaches, band, and cheerleaders march down a hill to the North of the Stadium. Ironically, this is called Victory Hill despite the tradition preceding many, many losses.
Night games in Tiger Stadium have become iconic in Baton Rouge. Statistically, LSU has performed better at home during night games. According to LSU’s 2016 Media Guide, LSU was 320-105-13 (.745) in night games through the 2015 season. Unfortunately for the Tigers, LSU is 0-4 in night games in Tiger Stadium against Saban’s Crimson Tide.
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New Releases for November 2020

Data courtesy http://www.bookreporter.com
For more discussion, see the monthly New Releases post.
Title Author ReleaseDate
Adventure
Marauder Clive Cussler November 10, 2020
Autobiography
The Best of Me David Sedaris November 3, 2020
Tell Me a Story Cassandra King Conroy November 10, 2020
Loved and Wanted Christa Parravani November 10, 2020
One Life Megan Rapinoe November 10, 2020
This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing Jacqueline Winspear November 10, 2020
No Time Like the Future Michael J. Fox November 17, 2020
A Promised Land Barack Obama November 17, 2020
Biography
How I Learned to Understand the World Hans Rosling November 10, 2020
The Power of Adrienne Rich Hilary Holladay November 17, 2020
The Last American Aristocrat David S. Brown November 24, 2020
Crime
We Keep the Dead Close Becky Cooper November 10, 2020
Fantasy
Eartheater Dolores Reyes November 17, 2020
Rhythm of War Brandon Sanderson November 17, 2020
Before the Coffee Gets Cold Toshikazu Kawaguchi November 17, 2020
The Awakening Nora Roberts November 24, 2020
Fiction
The Russian Pink Matthew Hart November 3, 2020
Loss Lake Amber Cowie November 10, 2020
Cobble Hill Cecily von Ziegesar November 10, 2020
The Archer Paulo Coelho November 10, 2020
The Transatlantic Book Club Felicity Hayes-McCoy November 10, 2020
Nights When Nothing Happened Simon Han November 17, 2020
Piece of My Heart Mary Higgins Clark November 17, 2020
The Sun Collective Charles Baxter November 17, 2020
Shadow of the Dragon Marc Cameron November 17, 2020
A Wealth of Pigeons Steve Martin November 17, 2020
Historical Fiction
From These Broken Streets Roland Merullo November 3, 2020
A Christmas Resolution Anne Perry November 3, 2020
The Fallen Angel Tracy Borman November 10, 2020
Glimmer as You Can Danielle Martin November 10, 2020
In the Lion's Den Barbara Taylor Bradford November 10, 2020
The Butchers' Blessing Ruth Gilligan November 10, 2020
Tsarina Ellen Alpsten November 10, 2020
V2 Robert Harris November 17, 2020
The Devil's Slave Tracy Borman November 17, 2020
The Thirty Names of Night Zeyn Joukhadar November 24, 2020
War Lord Bernard Cornwell November 24, 2020
Dark Tides Philippa Gregory November 24, 2020
History
Britain at Bay Alan Allport November 3, 2020
Sicily '43 James Holland November 3, 2020
The Iron Sea Simon Read November 3, 2020
First Principles Thomas E. Ricks November 10, 2020
Paper Bullets Jeffrey H. Jackson November 10, 2020
Saving Freedom Joe Scarborough November 24, 2020
Great Society Amity Shlaes November 24, 2020
Holiday
Murder, She Wrote Jessica Fletcher November 24, 2020
Horror
Ink Jonathan Maberry November 17, 2020
Literature
The Orchard David Hopen November 17, 2020
Mystery
How to Raise an Elephant Alexander McCall Smith October 13, 2020
Girls of Brackenhill Kate Moretti November 1, 2020
The Haunting of Brynn Wilder Wendy Webb November 1, 2020
A Galway Epiphany Ken Bruen November 3, 2020
Fortune and Glory Janet Evanovich November 3, 2020
Hidden in Plain Sight Jeffrey Archer November 3, 2020
The Dirty South John Connolly November 3, 2020
After All I've Done Mina Hardy November 10, 2020
Head Wounds Michael McGarrity November 10, 2020
Moonflower Murders Anthony Horowitz November 10, 2020
Murder in Old Bombay Nev March November 10, 2020
The Kingdom Jo Nesbø November 10, 2020
The Law of Innocence Michael Connelly November 10, 2020
The Well of Ice Andrea Carter November 10, 2020
One of Our Own Jane Haddam November 17, 2020
Daylight David Baldacci November 17, 2020
The Attempted Murder of Teddy Roosevelt Burt Solomon November 17, 2020
Deadly Cross James Patterson November 23, 2020
Hot to Trot M.C. Beaton December 25, 2020
Nonfiction
The Last Stand of Payne Stewart Kevin Robbins November 3, 2020
Singular Sensation Michael Riedel November 10, 2020
We Gather Together Denise Kiernan November 10, 2020
HRH Elizabeth Holmes November 17, 2020
Poetry
Dearly Margaret Atwood November 10, 2020
Here Is the Beehive Sarah Crossan November 17, 2020
Romance
Written in the Stars Alexandria Bellefleur November 10, 2020
Little Wishes Michelle Adams November 17, 2020
All That Glitters Danielle Steel November 17, 2020
The Boy Toy Nicola Marsh November 17, 2020
Science Fiction
The Preserve Ariel S. Winter November 3, 2020
The Arrest Jonathan Lethem November 10, 2020
Ready Player Two Ernest Cline November 24, 2020
Short Stories
To Be a Man Nicole Krauss November 3, 2020
The Office of Historical Corrections Danielle Evans November 10, 2020
Thriller
Double Agent Tom Bradby November 3, 2020
White Ivy Susie Yang November 3, 2020
Little Cruelties Liz Nugent November 10, 2020
Secret Service Tom Bradby November 17, 2020
36 Righteous Men Steven Pressfield November 24, 2020
Travel
The Moth and the Mountain Ed Caesar November 17, 2020
Unknown
Edison Kaptain Krook November 3, 2020
Blood Royal Alexandre Dumas November 3, 2020
The Golfer's Carol Robert Bailey November 3, 2020
Censorettes Elizabeth Bales Frank November 5, 2020
The Body Politic Brian Platzer November 10, 2020
Revolutions of All Colors Dewaine Farria November 15, 2020
Galway Girl Ken Bruen November 17, 2020
Killer Coin Elka Ray November 17, 2020
Palm Beach, Mar-A-Lago, and the Rise ... Les Standiford November 17, 2020
The Last Sailor Sarah Anne Johnson November 17, 2020
Tom Seaver Bill Madden November 24, 2020
How Did I Get Here? Bruce McCall November 24, 2020
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2020.11.07 16:36 shylock92008 WRITTEN STATEMENT OF CELERINO CASTILLO III, (D.E.A., RETIRED) FOR THE HOUSE PERMANENT SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE

April 27, 1998 For several years, I fought in the trenches of the front lines of Reagan's "Drug War", trying to stamp out what I considered American's greatest foreign threat. But, when I was posted, in Central and South America from 1984 through 1990, I knew we were playing the "Drug War Follies." While our government shouted "Just Say No !", entire Central and South American nations fell into what are now known as, "Cocaine democracies."
While with the DEA, I was able to keep journals of my assignments in Central and South America. These journals include names, case file numbers and DEA NADDIS (DEA Master Computer) information to back up my allegations. I have pictures and original passports of the victims that were murdered by CIA assets. These atrocities were done with the approval of the agencies.
We, ordinary Americans, cannot trust the C.I.A. Inspector General to conduct a full investigation into the CIA or the DEA. Let me tell you why. When President Clinton (June, 1996) ordered The Intelligence Oversight Board to conduct an investigation into allegations that US Agents were involved in atrocities in Guatemala, it failed to investigate several DEA and CIA operations in which U.S. agents knew before hand that individuals (some Americans) were going to be murdered.
I became so frustrated that I forced myself to respond to the I.O.B report citing case file numbers, dates, and names of people who were murdered. In one case (DEA file # TG-86-0005) several Colombians and Mexicans were raped, tortured and murdered by CIA and DEA assets, with the approval of the CIA. Among those victims identified was Jose Ramon Parra-Iniguez, Mexican passport A-GUC-043 and his two daughters Maria Leticia Olivier-Dominguez, Mexican passport A-GM-8381. Also included among the dead were several Colombian nationals: Adolfo Leon Morales-Arcilia "a.k.a." Adolfo Morales-Orestes, Carlos Alberto Ramirez, and Jiro Gilardo-Ocampo. Both a DEA and a CIA agent were present, when these individuals were being interrogated (tortured). The main target of that case was a Guatemalan Congressman, (Carlos Ramiro Garcia de Paz) who took delivery of 2,404 kilos of cocaine in Guatemala just before the interrogation. This case directly implicated the Guatemalan Government in drug trafficking (The Guatemalan Congressman still has his US visa and continues to travel at his pleasure into the US). To add salt to the wound, in 1989 these murders were investigated by the U.S Department of Justice, Office of Professional Responsibility. DEA S/I Tony Recevuto determined that the Guatemalan Military Intelligence, G-2 (the worst human rights violators in the Western Hemisphere) was responsible for these murders. Yet, the U.S. government continued to order U.S. agents to work hand-in-hand with the Guatemalan Military. This information was never turned over to the I.O.B. investigation. (See attached response)
I have obtained a letter, dated May 28, 1996, from the DEA administrator, to U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D), Texas. In this letter, the administrator flatly lies, stating that DEA agents "have never engaged in any joint narcotics programs with the Guatemalan Military".
I was there. I was the leading Agent in Guatemala. 99.9% of DEA operations were conducted with the Guatemalan military. In 1990, the DEA invited a Guatemalan military G-2 officer, Cpt. Fuentez, to attend a DEA narcotic school, which is against DEA policy. I know this for a fact because I worked with this officer for several years and was in Guatemala when he was getting ready to travel to the States.
Facts of my investigation on CIA-Contras drug trafficking in El Salvador:
The key to understanding the "crack cocaine" epidemic, which exploded on our streets in 1984, lies in understanding the effect of congressional oversight on covert operations. In this case the Boland amendment(s) of the era, while intending to restrict covert operations as intended by the will of the People, only served to encourage C.I.A., the military and elements of the national intelligence community to completely bypass the Congress and the Constitution in an eager and often used covert policy of funding prohibited operations with drug money.
As my friend and colleague Michael Ruppert has pointed out through his own experience in the 1970s, CIA has often bypassed congressional intent by resorting to the drug trade (Vietnam, Laos, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc).
When the Boland Amendment(s) cut the Contras off from a continued U.S. government subsidy, George Bush, his national security adviser Don Gregg, and Ollie North, turned to certain foreign governments, and to private contributions, to replace government dollars. Criminal sources of contributions were not excluded. By the end of 1981, through a series of Executive Orders and National Security Decision Directives, many of which have been declassified, Vice President Bush was placed in charge of all Reagan administration intelligence operations. All of the covert operations carried out by officers of the CIA, the Pentagon, and every other federal agency, along with a rogue army of former intelligence operatives and foreign agents, were commanded by George Bush. Gary Webb (San Jose Mercury News) acknowledged, that he simply had not traced the command structure over the Contras up into the White House, although he had gotten some indications that the operation was not just CIA. On Dec. 01, 1981, President Ronald Reagan signed a secret order authorizing the CIA to spend $19.9 million for covert military aid to the recently formed Contras--- hardly enough money to launch a serious military operation against the Cuban and Soviet-backed Sandinista regime.
In August 1982, George Bush hired Donald P. Gregg as his principal adviser for national security affairs. In late 1984, Gregg introduced Oliver North to Felix Rodriguez, (a retired CIA agent) who had already been working in Central America for over a year under Bush's direction. Gregg personally introduced Rodriguez to Bush on Jan. 22, 1985. Two days after his January 1985 meeting, Rodriguez went to El Salvador and made arrangements to set up his base of operations at Ilopango air base. On Nov. 01, 1984, the FBI arrested Rodriguez's partner, Gerard Latchinian and convicted him of smuggling $10.3 million in cocaine into the U.S.
On Jan. 18, 1985, Rodriguez allegedly met with money-launderer Ramon Milan-Rodriguez, who had moved $1.5 billion for the Medellin cartel. Milan testified before a Senate Investigation on the Contras' drug smuggling, that before this 1985 meeting, he had granted Felix Rodriguez's request and given $10 million from the cocaine for the Contras.
On September 10, 1985, North wrote in his Notebook:
"Introduced by Wally Grasheim/Litton, Calero/Bermudez visit to Ilopango to estab. log support./maint. (...)"
In October of 1985, Upon my arrival in Guatemala, I was forewarned by Guatemala DEA, County AttachпїЅ, Robert J. Stia, that the DEA had received intelligence that the Contras out of Salvador, were involved in drug trafficking. For the first time, I had come face to face with the contradictions of my assignment. The reason that I had been forewarned was because I would be the Lead Agent in El Salvador.
DEA Guatemalan informant, Ramiro Guerra (STG-81-0013) was in place in Guatemala and El Salvador on "Contra" intelligence. At the time (early 80's), he was a DEA fugitive on "Rico" (Racketeering Influence and Corrupt Organizations) and "CCE" (Continuing Criminal Enterprise) charges out of San Francisco. In 1986, he became an official advisor for the DEA trained El Salvador Narcotics Task Force. In 1989, all federal charges were dropped because of his cooperation with the DEA in Central America. Guerra is still a DEA informant in Guatemala.
December 1985, CNN reporter Brian Barger broke the story of the Contra's involved in drug trafficking.
Notes from my Journals & Intelligence Gathering
January 13, 1986, I wrote a report on El Salvador under DEA file (GFTG-86-9145).
January 16, 1986---HK-1217W--Carlos Siva and Tulio Pedras Contra pilots.
January 23, 1986, GFTG-86-9999, Air
Intelligence in "El Salvador" TG-86-0003, Samana and Raul.
In 1986, I placed an informant (Mario Murga) at the Ilopango airport in El Salvador. He was initiated and wrote the flight plans for most Contra pilots. After their names were submitted into NADDIS, it was revealed that most pilots had already been document in DEA files as traffickers. (See DEA memo by me date 2-14-89.)
Feb. 05, 1986, I had seized $800,000.00 in cash, 35 kilos of cocaine, and an airplane at Ilopango. DEA # TG-86-0001; Gaitan-Gaitan, Leonel
March 24, 1986, I wrote a DEA report on the Contra operation. (GFTG-86-4003, Frigorificos de Puntarenas, S.A), US registration aircraft N-68435 (Cessna 402).
April 17, 86, I wrote a Contra report on Arturo Renick; Johnny Ramirez (Costa Rica). Air craft TI-AQU & BE-60.. GFTG-86-9999; Air Intelligence.
April 25,26 1986--I met with CIA Felix Vargas in El Salvador (GFTG-86-9145).
April of 1986, The Consul General of the U.S Embassy in El Salvador (Robert J. Chavez), warned me that CIA agent George Witters was requesting a U.S visa for a Nicaraguan drug trafficker and Contra pilot by the name of Carlos Alberto Amador. (mentioned in 6 DEA files)
May 14, 1986, I spoke to Jack O'Conner DEA HQS Re: Matta-Ballesteros. (NOTE: Juan Ramon Matta-Ballesteros was perhaps the single largest drug trafficker in the region. Operating from Honduras he owned several companies which were openly sponsored and subsidized by C.I.A.)
May 26, 1986, Mario Rodolfo Martinez-Murga became an official DEA informant (STG-86-0006). Before that, he had been a sub-source for Ramiro Guerra and Robert Chavez. Under Chavez, Murga's intelligence resulted in the seizure of several hundred kilos of cocaine, (from Ilopango to Florida) making Murga a reliable source of information.
May 27, 1986, I Met U.S. Army Lt. Col. Alberto Adame in El Salvador. Has knowledge of the Contra Operation at Ilopango. He was in El Salvador from 1984 thru 1987.
On June 06, 1986, I send a DEA report/telex cable to Washington DEA in regards to Contra pilots, Carlos Amador and Carlos Armando Llamos (Honorary Ambassador from El Salvador to Panama) (N-308P). Llamos had delivered 4 1/2 million dollars to Panama from Ilopango for the Contras. Information was gathered by informant Mario Murga. Leon Portilla-TIANO = Navojo 31 & YS-265-American Pilot: Francisco Viaud. Roberto Gutierrez (N-82161) Mexican (X-AB)
June 10, 1998, I spoke to CIA agent Manny Brand Re: Sofi Amoury (Cuban Contra operator and Guatemalan Galvis-Pena in Guatemala.
June 16, 1986-GFTG-86-9999, Air Intel (DEA-6) El Salvador
Early part of 1986, I received a telex/cable from DEA Costa Rica. SA Sandy Gonzales requested for me to investigate hangers 4 and 5 at Ilopango. DEA Costa Rica had received reliable intelligence that the Contras were flying cocaine into the hangars. Both hangers were owned and operated by the CIA and the National Security Agency. Operators of those two hangars were, Lt. Col. Oliver North and CIA contract agent, Felix Rodriguez, "a.k.a." Max Gomez. (See attached letter by Bryan Blaney (O.I.C.), dated March 28, 1991).
June 18, 1986, Salvadoran Contra pilot, Francisco "Chico" Guirrola-Beeche (DEA NADDIS # 1585334 and 1744448) had been documented as a drug trafficker. On this date, at 7:30a.m, he departed Ilopango to the Bahamas to air drop monies. On his return trip (June 21) Guirrola arrived with his passengers Alejandro Urbizu & Patricia Bernal. In 1988 Urbizu was arrested in the US in a Cocaine conspiracy case. In 1985 Guirrola was arrested in South Texas (Kleberg County) with 5 and 1/2 million dollars cash, which he had picked up in Los Angeles, California. (U.S. Customs in Dallas/ Ft. Worth had case on him.)
June 18, 1986, DEA 6 on Air Intelligence, GFTG- 86-9999; El Salvador.
June 27 & 28, 1986, US Lt. Col. Albert Adame spoke with US Ambassador Edwin Corr re: Narcotics.
In a July 26, 1986 report to the Congress, on contra-related narcotics allegation, The State Department described the Frogman CASE as follows, "This case gets it's nickname from swimmers who brought cocaine ashore in San Francisco on a Colombian vessel." It focused on a major Colombian cocaine smuggler, ALVARO CARVAJAL-MINOTA, who supplied a number of west coast smugglers. It was further alleged that Nicaraguan Contra, Horacio Pererita, was subsequently convicted on drug charges in Costa Rica and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment. Two other members of the organization were identified as Nicaraguans Carlos Cabezas & Julio Zavala. They were among the jailed West Coast traffickers and convicted of receiving drugs from Carvajal. They claimed long after their convictions, that they had delivered sums of monies to Contra resistance groups in Costa Rica.
July 28, 1986, I Met with CIA agents Don Richardson, Janice Elmore and Lt. Col. Adame in El Salvador.
July 29, 1986, I Met with Don Richardson and Robert Chavez at the US Embassy in El Salvador.
August 03,1986, Ramiro Guerra, Lt. Col. A. Adame, Dr. Hector Regalado (Dr. Death, who claimed to have shot Archbishop Romero) and myself went out on patrol in El Salvador.
In Aug. 1986, The Kerry Committee requested information on the Contra pilots from the DEA. The Department Of Justice flatly refused to give up any information.
Aug. 15, 1986, I spoke to CIA (Chief of Station) Jack McCavett and Don Richardson; El Salvador; Re: Fernando Canelas Sanez from Florida.
Aug. 18, 1986, I received $45,000.00 in cash from CIA Chief of Station (CIA), Jack McKavett for the purchase of vehicles for the DEA El Salvador Narcotic Task Force.
Aug. 28, 1986, I had a meeting with El Salvador US Ambassador, Edwin Corr, in regards to Wally Grasheim, Pete's Place and Carlos Amador (3:00 p.m.)
Oscar Alvarado-Lara "a.k.a." El Negro Alvarado (CIA asset and Contra pilot) was mentioned in 3 DEA files. On June 11, 1986, Alvarado transported 27 illegal Cubans to El Salvador Ilopango, where they were then smuggled into Guatemala. On Sept. 28, 1987, Alvarado picked up CIA officer Randy Capister in Puerto Barrios Guatemala after a joint DEA, CIA and Guatemala Military (G-2) operation. Several Mexicans and Colombians were murdered and raped. This was supported by the CIA. DEA File TG-86-0005.
1986, DEA El Salvador, initiated a file on Walter L. Grasheim (TG-87-0003). He is mentioned in several DEA, FBI and U.S Customs files. This DEA file is at The National Archives in The Iran-Contra file in Washington D.C (bulky # 2316). Also see attached Top Secret/Declassified Record of Interview on Mr. Grasheim, by the Office of Independent Counsel, dated Jan. 03, 1991.
Sept. 01, 1986, at approximately 5:00pm, I received a phone call in Guatemala from (C.I) Ramiro Guerra, Re: Raid at Wally's house in El Salvador Wally's plane (N-246-J).
On September 01, 1986, Walter Grasheim (a civilian) residence in El Salvador was searched by the DEA Task Force. Found at the residence was an arsenal of US military munitions, (allegedly for a Contra military shipment). Found were cases of C-4 explosives, grenades, ammunition, sniper rifles, M-16's, helicopter helmets and knives. Also found were files of payment to Salvadoran Military Officials (trips to New York City). Found at his residence were radios and license plates belonging to the US Embassy. We also found an M16 weapon belonging to the US Mil-Group Commander, Col. Steel. Prior to the search, I went to every department of the U.S. Embassy and asked if this individual worked in any way shape or form with the embassy. Every head of the departments denied that he worked for them. A pound of marijuana and marijuana plants growing in the back yard, were also found.
Sept. 02, 1986, I departed Guatemala on Taca Airlines @ 7:30a.m to El Salvador.
Sept. 26, 1986, Meeting with Col. Steel Re: Mr. Grasheim (Col. Steel admitted that he had given an M-16 to Grasheim) and CIA George W. Also talked to Don Richardson (CIA) re: Ramiro Guerra. Talked to Col. Adame Re: CIA George.
October 03, 1986, Spoke to DEA Panama re: Mr. Grasheim. Was advised to be careful.
October 15, 1986, Asst. Atty. Gen. Mark Richard testified before the Kerry Committee, that he had attended a meeting with 20 to 25 officials and that the DEA did not want to provide any of the information the committee had requested on the Contra involvement in drug trafficking.
October 21, 1986, I send a Telex/cable to Washington D.C on the Contras.
October 22, 1986 talked to El Salvador Re: Grasheim.
October 23, 1986, HK-1960P Honduras. 1,000 kilos of cocaine. DEA- 6 was written on this case.
October 29, 1986 Talked to DEA HQS (John Martch) re Contras & Grasheim.
October 30, 1986, Talked to Salvadoran Gen. Blandon re: to Mr. Grasheim.
Nov. 07, 1986, Talked to John Martch 202-786-4356 and Azzam-633-1049; Home: 301-262-1007. (Contras).
Nov. 13, 1986, I Met with Ambassador Corr u/2:00pm re: Mr. Grasheim. (He stated, "let the chips fall where they may." Met w/ Lt. Col. Adame.
November 14, 1986, Met with Salvadoran Col. Villa Marona re: Mr. Grasheim. He advised that the U.S Embassy had approved for Grasheim to work at Ilopango.
On January 20, 1987, Joel Brinkley (special to the New York Times) reported. "Contra Arms Crew said To Smuggle Drugs" The 3rd secret had surfaced. Brinkley wrote: "Fed. Drug investigators uncovered evidence last fall that the American flight crews which covertly carried arms to the Nicaraguan rebels were smuggling cocaine and other drugs on their return trips back to the US. Administration Officials said today that when the crew members, based in El Salvador, learned that DEA agents were investigating their activities, one of them warned that they had White House protection. The Times then quoted an anonymous US official who said the crew member's warnings which came after DEA searched his San Salvador house for drugs, caused 'quite a stir' at Ilopango."
Feb. 09, 1987, I had meeting with Lt. Col. Adame and Elmore re: major argument with DEA HQS I.A. Lourdez Border. They had just arrived in Guatemala for a two-day fact finding tour of El Salvador.
Feb.10, 1987, I met with U.S. Ambassador Corr (Salvador) re DEA HQS Intel. Analyst Lourdez Border and Doug (last name unknown) - both were rookies. In two days in El Salvador, they determined that there was no contra involvement in drug trafficking.
February 27. 1987, I spoke to Mike Alston, DEA Miami, RE: Contra pilots John Hall; Bruce Jones' airstrip in Costa Rica, Colombian Luis Rodriguez; Mr. Shrimp-Ocean Hunter Costa Rica > to Miami. Contra Operation from Central American to U.S.
March 03, 1987, met with Janis Elmore (CIA) from 9:00pm till 12:00
March 30, 1987, I invited U.S. Customs Agent Richard Rivera to El Salvador in an attempt to trace ammunitions and weapons found in Mr.Grasheim's residence. It's alleged that The Pentagon put a stop on his trace. (They were never able to trace the items).
April 01, 1987, Bob Stia, Walter (pilot) Morales and myself flew to El Salvador. Met with two CIA agents who advised us that we could no longer utilize Murga because he was now working with them).
April 07,08,09, 1987, I met with John Martch in Guatemala Re: Contras and OPR.
Sept. 27, 1987, Central American CIA agent, Randy Capister, the Guatemala military (G-2) and myself, seized over 2,404 kilos of cocaine from a Guatemalan Congressman, Carlos Ramiro Garcia de Paz and the Medellin cartel (biggest cocaine seizure in Central America and top five ever). However, several individuals were murdered and raped on said operation. CIA agent and myself saw the individuals being interrogated. The Congressman was never arrested or charged.
October 22, 1987, I received a call from DEA HQS Everett Johnson, not to close Contra files because some committee was requesting file. If you have an open file, you do not have access to the files under Freedom of Information Act.
Aug. 30, 1988, Received intelligence from (Guido Del Prado) at the U.S. Embassy, El Salvador re: Carlos Armando Llemus-Herrera (Contra pilot).
Oct. 27, 1988, Received letter from "Bill," Regional Security Officer at the Embassy in El Salvador re: Corruption on US ambassador Corr and del Prado.
Dec. 03, 1988, DEA seized 356 kilos of cocaine in Tiquisate, Guatemala (DEA # TG-89-0002; Hector Sanchez). Several Colombians were murdered on said operation and condoned by the DEA and CIA. I have pictures of individuals that were murdered in said case. The target was on Gregorio Valdez (CIA asset) of The Guatemala Piper Co. At that time, all air operations for the CIA and DEA flew out of Piper.
Aug. 24, 1989, Because of my information, the U.S. Embassy canceled Guatemalan Military, Lt. Col. Hugo Francisco Moran-Carranza, (Head of Interpol and Corruption) U.S. visa. He was documented as a drug trafficker and as a corrupt Guatemalan Official. He was on his way to a U.S. War College for one year, invited by the CIA.
Feb. 21, 1990, I send a telex-cable to DEA HQS Re: Moran's plan to assassinate me.
Between Aug. 1989 and March 06, 1990, Col. Moran had initiated the plan to assassinate me in El Salvador and blame it on the guerrillas. On March 06, 1990, I traveled to Houston to deliver an undercover audio tape on my assassination. The Houston DEA S.A Mark Murtha (DEA File M3-90-0053) had an informant into Lt. Col. Moran.
Feb. 24, 1990, I moved my family back home because DEA could not make a decision.
March 15, 1990, After 6 months knowing about the assassination plan, DEA transferred me out to San Diego, California for 6months.
April 05, 1990, an illegal search was conducted at my residence in Guatemala by Guatemala DEA agents Tuffy Von Briensen, Larry Hollifield and Guatemalan Foreign Service National, Marco Gonzales in Guatemala (No search warrant). DEA HQS agreed that it had been an illegal search requested by OPR S/I Tony Recevuto. (OPR file PR-TG-90-0068) On Sept. 16, 1991, a questionnaire was faxed to me in regards to the illegal search. (see attached)
April 11, 1991, in an undercover capacity, Carlos Cabezas's wife sold me 5 kilos of cocaine in San Francisco. (DEA # R3-91-0036; Milagro Rodriguez)
On April 16, 1991, I met with Carlos Cabezas at the DEA Office in San Francisco. He stated to me that Zavala and himself were informants for the FBI in San Francisco at the time his wife delivered the cocaine. Alvaro Carbajal had supplied the 5 kilos of cocaine. (There is an undercover audio tape available as evidence) Mr. Cabezas gave me his undercover business card. It was identified as "The California Company" at 3519-Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110 REAL ESTATE & INVESTMENTS Carlos A. Cabezas, Sales Associate Pager: 371-7108 Fax: (415) 647-0918; Res: (415 991-3104; Bus: (415) 647-8014.
May 10, 1990, DEA HQS OPR S/I Tony Recevuto returned to Guatemala and requested the U.S. Ambassador, to please grant Lt. Col. Hugo Moran-Carranza a US Visa, so that he could testify before the BCCI investigation in Miami. The ambassador could not understand why anyone, for any reason would request a US Visa for an individual who had planned the assassination of a US drug agent.
May 27, 1990, I was ordered to return back to Guatemala to pack my household goods. The threat was still very real for me. On June 01, 1990, I departed Guatemala for the last time. On June 05, 1990, another American was killed by the Guatemalan Military. Before the Kerry Committee
The CIA acknowledged drugs in a statement by Central American Task Force Chief Alan Fiers who testified: "with respect to (drug trafficking) by the Resistance Forces...It is not a couple of people. It is a lot of people."
The DEA has always stated that my reports were unfounded, but they later recanted. DEA Assistant Administrator, David Westrate stated of the Nicaraguan War: "It is true that people on both sides of the equation (in the Nicaraguan War) were drug traffickers, and a couple of them were pretty significant."
In a Sept. 20-26, 1989, series of debriefings and in subsequent debriefing on Feb. 13, 1990, by DEA agents in Los Angeles, Lawrence Victor Harrison, an American-born electronics specialist who had worked in Mexico and had been involved with the leading figures in the Mexican drug cartel, was interviewed. He testified that he had been present when two of the partners of Matta-Ballesteros and Rafael Caro-Quintero, met with American pilots working out of Ilopango air base in El Salvador, providing arms to the Contras. The purpose of the meeting was to work out drug deals.
Several days earlier, on Feb. 09, 1990, Harrison had told DEA interrogators that Nicaraguan Contras were being trained at a ranch in Vera Cruz, owned by Rafael Caro Quintero. It was at Quintero's Guadalajara ranch that DEA Agent Kiki Camarena, and his pilot were interrogated, tortured and buried alive.
January 23, 1991, letter to Mr. William M. Baker, Asst. Director of Criminal Investigative Division, FBI; from Lawrence E. Walsh and Mike Foster, requesting several FBI files on Walter L. Grasheim. (see attached)
January 30, 1991, letter to DEA Ronald Caffrey, Deputy Asst. Administrator for Operations at DEA from Craig A. Guillen, Associate Counsel of the Office of Independent Counsel; requesting Walter L. Grasheim reports. (see attached)
In 1991, a DEA General File was opened on an Oliver North in Washington D.C. (GFGD-91-9139) "smuggling weapons into the Philippines with known drug traffickers."
In 1991, before I departed the DEA, I met with FBI agent Mike Foster, investigator for The Office of Independent Counsel on Iran-Contra, where I gave him detailed information of the Contras' involvement in drugs.
October, 1994, The Washington Post reported that former Government Officials, including the DEA, CIA, State Department, US Customs and White House officials were quoted as saying that Lt. Col. Oliver North did not advise them of his knowledge that the Contras were involved in drug trafficking.
In 1997, I joined DEA SA Richard Horn in a federal class action suit against the CIA. The suit is against the CIA and other federal agencies for spying on several DEA agents and other unnamed DEA employees and their families. United States District Court for The District of Columbia; Richard Horn vs. Warren Christopher, Civil Action No. 1:96CV02120 (HHG) January 30, 1994.
This is a list of DEA case file and names of individuals that may help support my allegations.
GFTG-86-9145, GFTG-87-9145 El Salvador
GFTG-86-9999, GFTG-87-9999, Air Intelligence
TG-87-0003, Walter L. Grasheim (Salvador case)
TG-86-0001, Leonel Guitan-Guitan
DEA Informants STG-86-0006 and STG-81-0013
US Ambassador Edwin Corr
Janis Elmore (CIA 1986 through 1989). I reported to her when in El Salvador.
Don Richardson ( CIA & Political Officer in El Salvador 1986,87). I reported to him in El Salvador.
Felix Vargas (CIA El Salvador 1986, 87)
Col. James Steel ( Mil-Group Commander El Salvador).
U.S. Lt. Col. Alberto Adame (Under Steel)
Lupita Vega (the only Salvadoran which was cleared for "Top Secret") worked in the Milgroup in El Salvador.
Felix Rodriguez (CIA at Ilopango hanger 4 & 5)
Jack McCavett (CIA Chief of Station in El Salvador).
CIA George Witter in El Salvador. He asked for US visa on drug trafficker Carlos Alberto Amador.
CIA Randy Capister (covert operation in Central America 1985 t090). Involved in several atrocities.
CIA Manuel Brand (retired Cuban-American) Guatemala
State Department (De Luoie) El Salvador
State Department RSO Bill Rouche El Salvador
State Dept. Official Del Prado (El Salvador)
DEA John Martsh (DEA HQS)
DEA Jack O'Conner (DEA HQS)
DEA HQS Agents AZZAM & Frank Torello (retired) involved in Contra ops in Europe
Salvadoran General Bustillo (retired in Florida)
US Custom Richard Rivera and Philip Newton
DEA Sandy Gonzales (Costa Rica)
Lincoln Benedicto-Honduras US Embassy-Consul General April 30, 1986. Re: Matta-Ballesteros
Some people have asked, "Why I am doing this? I reply, "That a long time ago I took an oath to protect The Constitution of the United States and its citizens". In reality, it has cost me so much to become a complete human being, that I've lost my family. In 1995, I made a pilgrimage to the Vietnam Wall, where I renounced my Bronze Star in protest of the atrocities my government had committed in Central America. I have now become a veteran of my third, and perhaps most dangerous war --- a war against the criminals within my own Government. Heads have to roll for those who are responsible and still employed by the government. They will be the first targets in an effective drug strategy. If not, we will continue to have groups of individuals who will be beyond any investigation, who will manipulate the press, judges and members of our Congress, and still be known in our government as those who are above the law.
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2020.11.06 22:43 threaddo Post-Match Thread: Harrogate Town 4-1 Skelmersdale United [FA Cup]

FT: Harrogate Town 4-1 Skelmersdale United

Harrogate Town Score Skelmersdale United
C. Miller 1' [1]-0
M. Beck 45'+3' [2]-0
J. Lawlor 68' [3]-0
A. Martin 73' [4]-0
4-[1] D. Mitchley 89'
Date: 06/11/2020 — 20:45 CET, 14:45 EST, 19:45 GMT, 01:15 IST
Competition: FA Cup
Venue: CNG Stadium (Harrogate, North Yorkshire)
Referee: R. Madley

Lineups

Harrogate Town Notes Skelmersdale United Notes
LLDLW LLWWW
Manager: S. Weaver Manager: P. McNally
13 J. Cracknell 1 B. Barnes
19 C. Miller G 1'; SUB 63' 4 D. Murphy A 89'
3 D. Jones YC 17' 3 C. Preston
26 K. Lokko 2 J. Herbert
6 W. Burrell 5 M. Grogan YC 90'+1'
4 J. Falkingham A 73' 7 J. Grimshaw SUB 75'
12 J. Lawlor G 68' 6 J. Peet SUB 69'
23 T. Walker A 45'+3'; SUB 63' 10 A. Griffiths
15 C. Kirby 9 D. Mitchley G 89'
9 M. Beck G 45'+3'; A 68' 8 L. Ellams YC 29'
18 J. Muldoon SUB 69' 11 E. Adegbenro SUB 75'

Substitutes

Harrogate Town: G. Thomson (SUB 63'), B. Kiernan (SUB 63'), A. Martin (SUB 69'; G 73'), J. Stead, C. Hall, L. Kerry, J. Belshaw
Skelmersdale United: T. Croughan (SUB 69'), R. Brodie (SUB 75'), G. Ellis (SUB 75'), J. Webb, C. Glennon, S. Wainwright, A. Davies

Timeline

1': Goal! C. Miller scores — Harrogate Town [1]-0 Skelmersdale United .
17': Yellow card shown to D. Jones ( Harrogate Town).
29': Yellow card shown to L. Ellams ( Skelmersdale United).
45'+3': Goal! M. Beck scores [T. Walker assist] — Harrogate Town [2]-0 Skelmersdale United .
63': Substitution for Harrogate Town: G. Thomson in, T. Walker out.
63': Substitution for Harrogate Town: B. Kiernan in, C. Miller out.
68': Goal! J. Lawlor scores [M. Beck assist] — Harrogate Town [3]-0 Skelmersdale United .
69': Substitution for Harrogate Town: A. Martin in, J. Muldoon out.
69': Substitution for Skelmersdale United: T. Croughan in, J. Peet out.
73': Goal! A. Martin scores [J. Falkingham assist] — Harrogate Town [4]-0 Skelmersdale United .
75': Substitution for Skelmersdale United: R. Brodie in, E. Adegbenro out.
75': Substitution for Skelmersdale United: G. Ellis in, J. Grimshaw out.
89': Goal! D. Mitchley scores [D. Murphy assist] — Harrogate Town 4-[1] Skelmersdale United .
90'+1': Yellow card shown to M. Grogan ( Skelmersdale United).
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2020.11.05 20:29 RubixsQube (Re)Watching Contact as an Astronomer

(Re)Watching Contact as an Astronomer

Jodie Foster doing something completely bananas
I haven't done a scientific poll, but informally, I would say that if you asked astronomers which film portrayed astronomers and astronomy the most accurately, most would say Contact (Especially as compared to Addicted to Love, or Roxanne, or Thor). Jodie Foster's Ellie Arroway and the other astronomers in Contact are portrayed as relatively charming dorks, enthusiastic about their science, and stymied by funding issues. Contact is also one of the few movies that (I think, successfully) grapples with just how much faith goes into the study of science, thanks in large part to Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey, but primarily due to Carl Sagan and his wife Ann Druyan's underlying source material and the adaptation by James V. Hart and Michael Goldenberg. I wanted to write a little bit whole bunch, apparently, about the film from my perspective: I'm an astronomy professor at a university in the American southwest, I teach and do research and mentor graduate students, and when it's not a global pandemic, I travel around talking about inspiration and astronomy and the night sky. I don't work on alien life, or even in the radio, I'm primarily a near-IR / optical astronomer who focuses on distant galaxies and accreting supermassive black holes / quasars. So, while I may not be a SETI expert, I'm also a Blankie, and I thought that maybe I have enough experience with observational astronomy to provide some scientific context and insight into the film. WARNING: VERY LONG, SORRY.
(Also, I don't want this to be a nitpicking thing, since there are others who've done this already. I also want to point anyone who's interested in this film and the novel to this site, which has a really long discussion of both from a real SETI dork.)
The opening of the film, with that beautiful pullback from the Earth, through a pretty unlikely alignment of planets, out through the (backwards) pillars of creation, out of the galaxy, and through the galaxies in the larger supercluster and indeed the whole of the universe, is pretty incredible, even to me, someone who rolls his eyes at the completely incorrect scale of everything with relation to each other. It sets the mood, takes its time, and gets at this idea of our bubble of information radiating out from our planet. By the way, if you're someone who wishes that they could fly through a more realistic universe simulation, I love Space Engine, which is a stunning piece of software that I use as a teaching and outreach tool.
After we spend some time with young Ellie (I don't know why she'd forget Saturn when she's sitting under a planet mobile she herself made, but whatever), we flash forward to her in Puerto Rico at Arecibo, which is really a film star in its own right. At this point, I want to highlight that nobody just shows up hoping to get some "dish time" to an astronomical observing run. Telescope time is generally doled out by a committee that reads through proposals and divides up the available time in a given semester to the proposals they deem the most scientifically pressing. So, you'd know exactly when you were observing, and for how many nights, and you would show up for that time specifically. It seems like Ellie is here longer than that, I think the film is indicating she's on an NSF grant where she is kind of sharing time with many others. When she meets Kent Clark (much more on him in a second), he introduces her to three other astronomers, Fisher, Brook, and Eli, the latter two who are studying real radio sources, M87's black hole (a celebrity in the last year or so!) and Mrk 541 (which...doesn't seem to be that bright in the radio, and I guess is a gamma ray source). I suppose they are all there jockeying for time on Arecibo, but in actuality, everyone would have a pretty strict schedule. Later, Ellie would run out on Palmer Joss because she's late for her shift, but the film is a little loosey goosey on how the telescope time is used. I also don't know why the head of the NSF, Drumlin (who is her Phd advisor in the novel) would come down to Arecibo just to take away Ellie's grant (or perhaps shut SETI down entirely? Is Ellie Arroway the entirety of SETI in this movie?), but hey, it's a movie, sure, we gotta set up Drumlin as a real jerk.
I want to highlight that on Palmer and Ellie's little astronomy date, he asks her "when did you know you wanted to be an astronomer?" which...every astronomer has been asked that. Every single one. Her answer is pretty classic.
So, when her funding at Arecibo gets cut off, she and Kent go around and get private donors, including the mysterious Hadden, to help lease telescope time from the government to continue her search. This rings true, as many telescopes (and projects, including the real SETI) require external funding sources to help keep them afloat. Essentially, she's gathering private funds (as opposed to government, or academic funds) to pay for the scientists and the time on the telescope, which here, is the VLA in New Mexico. It's likely that she is buying a big chunk of time that would likely be apportioned throughout the year instead of like, in one month (the movie implies she lives in Socorro, so she must have bought enough time for it to make sense to live near the telescopes, which, wow, that's a lot of funding). If you're doing a systematic search of the sky for extraterrestrial radio signals (in astronomy, if we're feeling rude, we refer to these types of observing proposals as "fishing expeditions"), you're going to want to see the whole northern hemisphere sky across the whole year. The VLA is not the ideal telescope for this sort of thing, since it's main skill is resolution, and not light-gathering power, but it's a very dramatic place to set the film, wow. The VLA observers room set is almost identical to the actual VLA observing room, down to the dorky stickers ("ASTRONOMY IS LOOKING UP") and tons of computers and screens everywhere. I should say, if someone was carving a pumpkin during an observing run, I'd be pretty frustrated, to be honest, because you shouldn't dick around while you're observing. Also, I would not be happy if someone was smoking a damn pipe in the control room, woof.
I want to come back to Kent Clark, who seems to be Ellie's closest collaborator on this. Kent is based on a real guy who worked on SETI, and here he might be my favorite character in the film, especially in how he tries to be realistic with Ellie, who the film tries to show is a little more than obsessive ("staring at static on TV for hours, listening to washing machines" in order to "[look] for patterns in the chaos." is indeed a pretty concerning thing to be do, sorry, Ellie). It's also a little frustrating, on a re-watch, just how little Ellie actually does in the film, science-wise, as it seems like it's primarily Kent, time and time again, having the vital insight into the problem. But I'm getting ahead of myself.
We eventually find Ellie, laying out on her car, listening to the radio signal from one of the dishes. This is already patently absurd (why! would you listen! to a light signal! translated into sound!), but it makes for the iconic shot of her hearing the initial source. At this point, she demonstrates exactly why you don't lay out on your car while you're observing by driving back to the control room screaming on a walkie talkie to Fish and Larry. They've been watching TV (never! during! an! observing run! and ignoring the "candidate signal detected" pop-up that should definitely be accompanied by an audio alarm, come on guys) only to suddenly jump out of their seats and run around getting their computers out of screen saver mode and pointing the dishes and going off axis and all that while Ellie shouts and shouts the coordinates: RA 18 hours, 36 minutes, 56.2 seconds, DEC +36 hours, 47 minutes, and 1 seconds. This is actually how astronomers divvy up the sky, with Right Ascension and Declination, and fun fact, astronomer Bryan Gaensler had to explain to Jodie Foster what RA and DEC were right before filming. The frequency of the signal is "hydrogen times pi," a cute reference to the Hydrogen recombination line at 21 cm (which, in frequency space, is 1420 MHz) and the transcendental number pi (very important in the novel): 1420 MHz * 3.14159... = 4.4623 GHz. The hydrogen recombination line occurs when a neutral hydrogen atom has it's electron change the orientation of it's "spin," and it's a pretty obvious wavelength for aliens to send signals considering the universe doesn't produce much natural emission at that wavelength outside of neutral hydrogen. Heck, we drew a little drawing of this spin flip transition on the Pioneer plaque and the Voyager golden record, kind of telling aliens "this is our telephone number, call us at this wavelength, please." When they finally get the signal all set up on a speaker, and double-check it's not some sort of natural signal (spy satellites, the space shuttle), they realize that it's coming from Vega, which hey, if you're reading this from the northern hemisphere (and you're reading this around when the episode comes out), you can go outside and look up and see Vega yourself, tonight! It's the FIFTH BRIGHTEST STAR IN THE SKY. Drumlin brings this up later, but Ellie has gotten profoundly lucky, in that Vega is so profoundly well studied due to its brightness and proximity. If she hadn't found it, considering it was BOOMING at 100+ JANSKYS, some other radio telescope would have picked this up. It would be the brightest radio source in the sky at that brightness. (side note: I am working on the James Webb Space Telescope, and helping plan the initial follow-up to the Hubble Ultra Deep Field. The tiny amount of light we are expecting to be able to pick up is on the order of nanoJys, or 0.000000001 Jy)
Ellie, after confirming with an Australian astronomer (lol the video chat technology in this movie, also it's funny that Ellie asks him if he has a "source location" and he responds "Vega" because...she would have had to tell him the coordinates to look at the source in the first place), decides to release this discovery to the public. This is of course what you would do, since you would want people to be monitoring and observing this. Astronomers use something called the Astronomer's Telegram to alert other observers to interesting phenomena that might warrant follow-up study, but I would bet that with something this big, she'd also try to alert journalists. Everyone shows up to the VLA, and our man Kent eventually comes in an hears the harmonics (ha, it's at 2 * pi * the hydrogen recombination line, which, 2 * pi, or tau is also revered in some circles) (man, on re-reading this, that pun was unintentional but pretty good), and recognizes that it's a TV signal. It's a cute idea for the aliens to just broadcast our tv signals back at us with their own data attached, to be sure, although I would have no idea how I could hear a signal and look at it on an oscilloscope and go "oh, yeah, TV signal," but whatever. Kent is also the dude who eventually realizes that there's a bunch of extra data interlaced with the original signals while Ellie is jockeying in Washington with Angela Bassett (that's... the job), so good job, Kent, again.
The movie, at this point, becomes far less scientific and more political as the government intervenes and tries to push Ellie off the project, which is now very public and very much A Thing. When Ellie comes back to the VLA, she travels through a crowd of alien fans, and I would be very, very annoyed if I were at a giant radio telescope trying to do pretty important sensitive work and a bunch of idiots were just outside the gates using technology that also relied on radio signals. Real bummer. When the decryption team gets stuck trying to find the primer, Hadden shows up to unlock the secret of thinking in three dimensions ("Did anyone see the movie Tron?"), and we learn about Ellie's background. She went to MIT (fine), did her Phd at Caltech (because of course she did) on astronomical radio instrumentation (which makes it weird that she decided to abandon instrumentation for observation, but sure, fine), got a job...teaching? at Harvard (what does this mean? is this a professorship? is this a postdoctoral research appointment with a teaching portion?) but turned it down to take her NSF grant down at Arecibo. (I'm salty with Caltech as I went to UCLA for grad school, after going to another, better nerd college just to the east of it for undergraduate) The film makes a huge leap from "we've got alien language" to "oh look the aliens have given us blueprints," and ONCE AGAIN, while Ellie is at her dress-up function in DC flirting with Palmer Joss, Kent calls up because he figured it all out, it's a big geometric structure designed to carry someone. Kent, you're the secret hero of this movie.
They build the device in Florida, Drumlin gets selected to go because Ellie can't figure out how to reconcile scientific belief and religious faith (because it's the MORAL of the MOVIE), and he gets blown up by JAKE BUSEY of all people. Hadden reveals the Hokkaido machine (this is, by the way, also in the book, although there's a third machine that the Russians have built that's crap) and that the Japanese subcontractors "still want an American to go," which seems like a weird request, but the film has a strange opinion of Japanese people throughout. By the way, the line "Wanna take a ride" is maybe the coolest line in the film. Ellie accepts, starts training, gets frustrated about the chair they've put into the device (even though it was in the original device, remember our bud Elmer was strapped in), and learns about her "personal recording unit" which has "normal, infrared, and ultraviolet lenses," but a) that's casting judgment about optical light being "normal," which is rude, and b) how are there three lenses on a device with two cameras. Ok, now I'm just doing a lot of the nitpicking I said I wouldn't do. Oh well.
When they turn on the second machine and they start having trouble hearing her signal, I would have 100% turned the machine off at that point, because, you know, safety, but whatever, but once again it's Kent who shows up to hear her saying she's ok to go, and whoosh, she's off, into the wormhole the device must have opened up, all the way to Vega, which is surrounded by a big ol' dust disk (fun fact: Vega is so bright it's the basis of an entire astronomical brightness system, and was thought to be mega boring and stable until astronomers looked at it in the infrared and discovered it was very bright because of the very same dust disk shown in the movie just re-radiating light from the star.pdf). Very charming to see it here) and for a second you can see a structure that is meant to be one of the terminals along the wormhole subway system. As an astronomer, it's really wonderful to see all of the visuals she sees throughout this journey, since films artists make astronomy imagery really look great as compared to the dull raw astronomy data we look at. The line about sending a poet is still wonderful, but what gets me is Ellie's repeated "I had no idea," one of the most profound conclusions a scientist can come to. Recognizing what you don't know, what you couldn't have known, that's science.
Even though it's full of Zemeckis-ass blue-screen bullshit (enhanced with extra bullshit to make it seem more fake, like the full lighting at night, and the shifting shadows and all of that), the sequence with the alien as her father is very effecting. Sometimes we do search for meaning, and we do wish we weren't alone. It's the fundamental core of what it is to be alive, really, that search for community, for love, for acceptance. I mean, it's why we're all on reddit after hearing a podcast about movies, right?“In all our searching, the only thing we've found that makes the emptiness bearable is each other.” And holy cow, is there a lot of emptiness, I mean, I'm writing four trillion words about Contact to stop myself from feeling empty and hollow about...an election and a pandemic and...everything? right now.
Ellie comes back from "Pensacola," but there's no evidence of her journey (well, except for the insanity that they all saw and recorded from the machine...CHANGING GRAVITY and all that), and an inquiry is set up to investigate what happened with the machine. At this point, I don't know why Ellie has to sit in front of a huge room full of people and entertain James Woods' pet theory that every radio telescope in the country somehow pointed at the same...Earth-orbiting satellite (?) and they all got the same signal from this satellite and were duped into thinking it came from Vega. This...this is a pretty ridiculous premise, especially considering how much work the film demonstrates that astronomers do to figure out if a signal is "local." But whatever, Occam's razor, I guess. Ellie goes on to work at the VLA and do outreach for kids (pretty great) while Angela Bassett discovers the 18 hours of recorded static (bum bum buuummmm). I've always found this to be a silly, but satisfying twist.
The book, which features five folks who travel through the machine and have their own experiences and come back (there's some sand in the machine after she returns from the trip), ends with Ellie discovering a MESSAGE from ALIENS built into the digits of PI ITSELF after 1e20 decimal places in the BASE 11 REPRESENTATION of the number, which is RIDICULOUS, why not have the name Slartibartfast just appear in the number while you're at it.
Ok, that's Contact. It's great! I wish that Ellie's face didn't do that terrible morphing animation in her pivotal scene! The astronomers look like astronomers. The gender demographics are a lot better now than they were but still not great! I wish the film had given Ellie more agency over the science and the discoveries! You should read the book! Or watch Carl Sagan in Cosmos! Also, I stream astronomy stuff on Youtube if you want to see me wave my arms around a bunch in front of a green screen. Be good to each other! We're the only thing that makes the emptiness bearable!
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2020.10.30 22:42 threaddo Post-Match Thread: Coventry City 3-2 Reading [Championship, Round 9]

FT: Coventry City 3-2 Reading

Coventry City Score Reading
G. Hamer 23' [1]-0
1-[1] Lucas João 66'
M. Godden 76' [2]-1
S. McCallum 85' [3]-1
3-[2] G. Puşcaş 90'+2'
Date: 30/10/2020 — 20:45 CET, 15:45 EDT, 19:45 GMT, 01:15 IST
Competition: Championship (Round 9)
Venue: St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium (Birmingham)
Referee: D. Webb

Lineups

Coventry City Notes Reading Notes
WLLDL LWWWD
Manager: M. Robins Manager: V. Paunovic
1 M. Maroši YC 87' 33 Rafael
23 F. Dabo SUB 82' 4 M. Morrison
4 M. Rose YC 79'; A 85' 6 L. Moore SUB 80'
15 D. Hyam YC 83' 3 O. Richards
2 L. Oestigaard YC 38' 2 Tomás Esteves
14 B. Sheaf 24 S. Aluko
18 R. Giles 28 J. Laurent A 66'
38 G. Hamer G 23'; YC 42'; SUB 73' 30 Alfa Semedo
26 J. Shipley SUB 88' 8 A. Rinomhota
24 M. Godden A 23'; G 76' 7 M. Olise SUB 80'
9 M. Biamou 18 Lucas João G 66'; A 90'+2'

Substitutes

Coventry City: C. O'Hare, S. McCallum (SUB 82'; G 85'), J. Allen (SUB 88'), K. McFadzean, L. Kelly, T. Walker, B. Wilson
Reading: T. Mcintyre (SUB 80'), G. Puşcaş (SUB 80'; G 90'+2'), T. Watson, E. Bristow, L. Southwood, D. Tetek, L. Gibson

Timeline

23': Goal! G. Hamer scores [M. Godden assist] — Coventry City [1]-0 Reading .
38': Yellow card shown to L. Oestigaard ( Coventry City).
42': Yellow card shown to G. Hamer ( Coventry City).
66': Goal! Lucas João scores [J. Laurent assist] — Coventry City 1-[1] Reading .
73': Substitution for Coventry City: C. OHare in, G. Hamer out.
76': Goal! M. Godden scores — Coventry City [2]-1 Reading .
79': Yellow card shown to M. Rose ( Coventry City).
80': Substitution for Reading: T. Mcintyre in, L. Moore out.
80': Substitution for Reading: G. Puşcaş in, M. Olise out.
82': Substitution for Coventry City: S. McCallum in, F. Dabo out.
83': Yellow card shown to D. Hyam ( Coventry City).
85': Goal! S. McCallum scores [M. Rose assist] — Coventry City [3]-1 Reading .
87': Yellow card shown to M. Maroši ( Coventry City).
88': Substitution for Coventry City: J. Allen in, J. Shipley out.
90'+2': Goal! G. Puşcaş scores [Lucas João assist] — Coventry City 3-[2] Reading .
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2020.10.27 20:40 mr_tyler_durden Notes and Highlights of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s Live Update October 27, 2020

Notes and Highlights of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s Live Update October 27, 2020
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2020.10.26 20:34 zer0duncan The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) is so underrated and overlooked

now, let's face it - i'm going to get a lot of controversy for this post, especially from the people who are die-hard Tobey Maguire or Tom Holland fanboys and they don't let other people have any positive opinions on the other Spider-Man series'. however, im going to talk about this anyway because i believe that my opinion is definitely a minority and i want to see if anybody out there agrees with me.
(before i continue, i just want to say that i have absolutely no ill-will against the Raimi trilogy or the MCU films. in fact, i love Tom Holland's portrayal of our favourite nerdy webslinger.)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) is probably one of the most underrated superhero movies of all time, and i really don't understand why it's so overlooked. there were SO many things done right with this movie that neither the Raimi trilogy or the MCU duology (it's currently a duology until the release of Spider-Man 3 in 2021) could have done. let's talk about some of those things.
× Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man is a match made in heaven. in the comics, Spider-Man was a snarky, sarcastic, Deadpool-esque hero that was always cracking funny and witty monologues/one-liners during fights with enemies. Andrew Garfield does that PERFECTLY in this movie, almost making it feel like it's an actual Spider-Man comic book that we can see in motion and hear. he's also not a bad Peter Parker by any means. he's definitely not nerdy, however, he is socially awkward and pretty much a huge outcast at school who copes with being lonely by listening to music and skateboarding. he's definitely the most relatable Peter Parker to date, which is something i think a lot of people can appreciate.
× the awkward yet adorable romance between Peter and Gwen is on point, especially with their differing personalities. Andrew as Peter is awkward and shy, whereas Emma Stone as Gwen is smart, talkative, and understanding of Peter's awkwardness. it makes their relationship all the more adorable, especially the scene where he reveals to her that he's Spider-Man. he didn't just come out and say "i'm Spider-Man", he literally grabbed her with a web and pulled him towards her as she spun around. that scene was so fucking cute, and TASM easily has the most emotional and realistic romance subplot out of all the Spider-Man movies.
× THE WEB-SWINGING SCENES ARE FUCKING BEAUTIFUL. oh my god. whereas the web-swinging in the Raimi trilogy was rather dull and simple, Andrew Garfield takes them to a whole other level. he does so many stunts, flips, "woo-hoo!" sound effects, etc. etc. which makes it really feel like he's perfect for the role of Spider-Man. and the fact that New York City looks absolutely stunning in this movie makes them all the more enjoyable.
× the action sequences in this movie aren't as present as they were in the original Raimi trilogy, but they freaking DELIVER once they finally come in. Andrew moves just as acrobatically and quickly as Spider-Man did in the comics, which basically makes him more of a Deadpool-esque fighter, which Spider-Man is supposed to be in the comics.
× the emotional weight Andrew and Marc Webb bring to the films is heavier than any emotional sequences that the Raimi trilogy ever brought, especially the scene at the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) when Gwen is killed. Andrew's crying and unacceptance of Gwen's death was fucking heartbreaking and actually almost made me cry. he was in pure agony and distress and couldn't accept the fact that she was dead until he was forced to accept it.
× Flash is actually a great character in this movie with a lot of character growth. at the beginning of the movie, he's a typical high school bully who purely picks on/beats up other people to gain a reaction and become liked. however, he purely also does it for show. because later in the movie, Flash actually tries to talk to and comfort Peter about his uncle's death. that's the best character development any Flash has ever had in the Spider-Man movies, and it shows that he's not actually a heartless asshole.
× Dane DeHaan (as Harry Osbourne) was fucking PERFECT for the role of Green Goblin in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014). he's so menacing, creepy, and the fact that he gradually starts to lose his sanity and mindfulness in the movie more and more really sells the fact that he might have been sick (both mentally and physically) all along. plus, the fight scene between him and Peter was intense.
× can we talk about the fact that The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) has literally the best Spider-Man suit? it has much more of a homemade look to it than Tobey Maguires, and the color scheme/design of the suit is so visually pleasing. it's definitely my favourite suit.
say what you want about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), but The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) is one of my favourite superhero movies of all time, and i sincerely hope Marvel somehow brings back Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man, because i and thousands of other people would love to see him on the big screen again.
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2020.10.24 17:56 flyinmacaronimonster Voting Guide to Laredo and Webb County

VOTER REGISTRATION IN TEXAS HAS ENDED AS OF MONDAY, OCTOBER 5.
VOTER REGISTRATION IN TEXAS HAS ENDED AS OF MONDAY, OCTOBER 5.

POLLS ARE OPEN 7:00am-7:00pm.

https://teamrv-mvp.sos.texas.gov/MVP/mvp.do [VOTER INFORMATION PORTAL]
YOU MUST VOTE AT YOUR POLLING PRECINCT IF YOU ARE VOTING IN WEBB COUNTY. See below for more details.
ALL INFORMATION IS RELEVANT TO WEBB COUNTY:
For more information on voting in the Rio Grande Valley (including CAMERON, HIDALGO, STARR, WILLACY and ZAPATA COUNTIES), I have made a guide for voting in these counties.
IF YOU ARE NOT VOTING IN ANY OF WEBB OR ANY OF THE ABOVE COUNTIES, FIND YOUR COUNTY ELECTION OFFICIAL/COUNTY ELECTIONS WEBSITE BELOW:
https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/votecounty.shtml [COUNTY ELECTION OFFICIAL LIST]
https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/votelinks.shtml#County [COUNTY ELECTION WEBSITE]

VOTING WITH AN ABSENTEE BALLOT-BY-MAIL

If you are voting in-person, skip to the VOTING IN-PERSON section below.
Qualifications for Absentee Ballot-by-Mail (ABBM):
YOU MUST BE:
  • be 65 years or older;
  • be sick or disabled;
  • be out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance; or
  • be confined in jail, but otherwise eligible.
https://www.sos.texas.gov/elections/votereqabbm.shtml
https://www.votetexas.gov/voting/when.html#helpful-hints-on-voting-early-by-mail
If you are voting with an ABBM, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY, fill out your ballot, and then SIGN YOUR NAME IN THE CORRECT PLACE.
Once you are done, try and drop it off at your Early Voting Clerk's office.
YOU, AND ONLY YOU, CAN RETURN A BALLOT; IN FACT, IT IS AN OFFENSE FOR ANYBODY EXCEPT FOR YOU, A CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER OR A PERSON WHO IS LIVING IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD AS YOU TO HANDLE YOUR BALLOT.
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-10-who-can-collect-and-return-an-absentee-ballot-other-than-the-voter.aspx
ALL MAIL BALLOTS NEED TO BE DROPPED OFF BY 7:00pm ON ELECTION NIGHT.
IF MAILING YOUR BALLOT BACK, YOUR BALLOT NEEDS TO BE POSTMARKED BY ELECTION DAY, AND RECEIVED BY 5:00pm THE FOLLOWING DAY (Wednesday, November 4).
https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/laws/advisory2020-17.shtml#Note17 [ABSENTEE BALLOT RETURN]
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-11-receipt-and-postmark-deadlines-for-absentee-ballots.aspx [POSTMARK AND RECEIPT DATES]
ID REQUIRED WHEN DROPPING YOUR BALLOT OFF:
https://www.votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/need-id.html
For more information on Voter ID, see the VOTER ID Section below.
FIND THE DROP-OFF LOCATION FOR WEBB BELOW (including a webpage on ABBM drop-off if available):
HOURS:
Saturday, October 24: 8:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, October 25: 1:00pm-6:00pm
Monday, October 26-Friday, October 30: 8:00am-8:00pm
Monday, November 2: 8:00am-5:00pm
Election Day: 7:00am-7:00pm
Source: https://www.webbcountytx.gov/ElectionsAdministration/11032020-EarlyVotingSites.pdf (the Webb County Elections Office also serves as the main Early Voting location)
https://www.webbcountytx.gov/ElectionsAdministration/ApplicationforBallotbyMail/
If you are not in Webb County, find your county below:
https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/votecounty.shtml [COUNTY ELECTION OFFICIAL LIST]
https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/votelinks.shtml#County [COUNTY ELECTION WEBSITE]

VOTING IN-PERSON

For anybody who does not qualify, you will have to vote in-person, either during the Early Voting period, or on Election Day. Even if you qualify, you can still vote in-person.
Early voting in Texas is ongoing through to Friday, October 30.

VOTER ID

Texas requires voters to present a valid form of identification for BOTH IN-PERSON VOTING and MAIL-BALLOT DROP OFF. If you do not have a photo ID, you can you will need to present a non-photo ID and then sign a "Reasonable Impediment Declaration" in order to vote. For more details, see the link below.
https://www.votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/need-id.html
If you are aged 18-69, YOUR PHOTO ID (with the exception of a Citizen's Certificate w/ Photo) MUST NOT BE EXPIRED ANY MORE THAN 4 YEARS TO THE DATE IN WHICH YOU VOTE.
In other words, if you are voting during the EARLY VOTING period, your ID must not be expired any earlier than October 13-October 30, 2016, depending on the date in which you vote.
Or, if you are voting on ELECTION DAY, it must be unexpired as of November 3, 2016.
If you are aged 70+ years of age, your ID can remain EXPIRED.

VOTING IN WEBB COUNTY:

WEBB COUNTY EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS
WEBB COUNTY ELECTION POLLING LOCATIONS BASED ON PRECINCT
WEBB COUNTY MAIN WEB PAGE
FURTHER INFORMATION:
The Webb County Elections Office will serve as the main location for early voting (see map and address in the "ABSENTEE BALLOT-BY-MAIL" section above), and will be available during the following dates and hours:
  • Saturday, October 24: 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday, October 25: 1:00pm-6:00pm
  • Monday, October 26-Friday, October 30: 8:00am-8:00pm
There will be (4) other "permanent branch" Early Voting locations available during the same hours as listed above.
There will also be (4) rotating "mobile branch" Early Voting voting units at various locations (VARIES BASED ON THE DATE)
HOURS for Mobile Branch #1:
  • Saturday, October 24: 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday, October 25: 1:00pm-6:00pm
  • Monday, October 26-Friday, October 30: 9:00am-7:00pm
HOURS for Mobile Branch #2:
  • Saturday, October 24: 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday, October 25: 1:00pm-6:00pm
  • Monday, October 26-Friday, October 30: 9:00am-8:00pm
HOURS for Mobile Branch #3:
  • Saturday, October 24: 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday, October 25: 1:00pm-6:00pm
  • Monday, October 26-Friday, October 30: 9:00am-8:00pm
HOURS for Mobile Branch #4:
  • Saturday, October 24: 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday, October 25: 1:00pm-6:00pm
  • Monday, October 26-Thursday, October 29: 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Friday, October 30: 9:00am-12 noon
HOURS for Mobile Branch #5:
  • Saturday, October 24: 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday, October 25: 1:00pm-6:00pm
  • Monday, October 26-Thursday, October 29: 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Friday, October 30: 9:00am-12 noon
[See the locations for each "Mobile Branch" Early Voting location here (https://www.webbcountytx.gov/ElectionsAdministration/11032020-EarlyVotingSites.pdf
On Election Day, you may vote at YOUR ASSIGNED POLLING PRECINCT.
Polls are open 7:00am-7:00pm on Election Day.
LIST OF WEBB COUNTY SOURCES:

LINKS TO OTHER SOURCES

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