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The Big Guy Flying in Rochester Bureau Meetings



Good evening folks! With all the activity regarding the eclipse and Pres. Trump and his agenda for tonight. The Rochester bureau is busy also.

The Owner,CEOr/Editor in Chief, Mr. Mark Ivy is flying in to Rochester to meet with Michael Mounts regarding him officially joining C_J_L, Rochester bureau. Mr. Mounts is an author, and well read man in today’s events and historical events also. I as G_M of the Rochester bureau think he’d fit right in.

Stay tuned.

Picture 1, Mr. Ivy Owner,CEO, Editor in Chief of CJL.
Picture 2, His private plane.

‘The Last Ship’ Returns

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Now in its fourth season on TNT Sunday nights, “The Last Ship” from executive producer Michael Bay is a definite to add to your summer viewing list. The show returns tonight with a two-episode start at 9 p.m. ET.
The well-scripted, well-acted drama tells a tale that is very realistic in not just possibility, but falls into the realm of probability.
A virus broke out around the world going pandemic. Billions died.
Prior to the outbreak, a US Navy ship with a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  virologist on board had been dispatched on a secret mission to the Arctic. That mission was to find the source of the virus which had recently been discovered and find a cure.
After the virus went pandemic, The Last Ship was making its way back to the US of A. The good doctor was doing her best to find a cure or vaccine.
Circumventing Russia Navy ships and submarines bent on getting the cure, not yet found, for the Motherland, and various other evil types along the way, the ship made it back to US waters to discover the government gone and people struggling to survive, rebuild.
After vanquishing the Russians, who had encircled the ship at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the ship and crew ran into a new foe – former Irish Republican soldiers who were immune and trying to establish a new world of only immunes.
The second season ended with discovery and distribution of the cure and the end of the immune movement. The season also landed on a thud with the murder of the brave doctor who found the cure.
A new president installed in a new capitol based in St. Louis, Missouri, starts Season Three. The US and The Last Ship are doing their part to distribute the cure to the rest of the Earth.
Only two major powers remain – the US and China. A coup in the US was put down and the defeat of the power-hungry Chinese President ended last season.
My favorite Baldwin brother – Adam – is one of the stars.
What makes this so probable is evident by reading or watching the news and current events.
Ebola.
Zika.
Super Bugs.
What could be next?
The more resistant viruses and bacteria become to antibiotics and vaccines, with constant mutation, could such a threat strike the globe without warning?
For those who are end-of-times enthusiasts, especially Christians delving into the apocalypse, this falls right into line with prophecy.
The Seven Seals.
One-Third of humanity wiped out.
Wormwood falling out of the heavens and into the oceans and streams, making water undrinkable, unusable. Aquatic life dying out.
For a Sunday night of viewing steeped more than virtual, but real-world, you cannot beat, The Last Ship.
As the little boy in “Angels in the Outfield” was so fond of saying, “It could happen.”  
Now with the current state of the world, the bellicosity of North Korea and our own President Donald Trump, combined with racial unrest as terrorism battles on, how soon before we are relying on our own Last Ship?

Possible new addition to Rochester C_J_L bureau.




Good morning everyone! Currently there’s a lot of activity at the Rochester Bureau. The Chief is flying in for talks to a possible new reporter, Mr. Michael Mounts.
Mr. Mounts is an active writer with 32 novels written to date.
Pic 1: The office staff are working overtime doing updates, setting up a new office if he joins.
Pic 2: The Editor/CEO, Mr. Mark Ivy flew in and just arrived in his limousine from the airport.
Pic 3: A formal breakfast will be taking place after the meetings.
Have a great Sunday.

‘Elvis’ Week


http://www.whec.com/news/elvis-fans-graceland-anniversary-presley/4571543/?cat=565

Yes folks, this week is the week for Elvis memories. It’s the 40th anniversary of his death. I remember “The King” and saw him perform at Kleinhans Stadium in Buffalo, New York many years ago.

Rochester History!

http://www.whec.com/news/little-italy-historic-district-banners/4563444/
Like all cities, Rochester New York has a lot of history. Some big time companies were founded and started here. Kodak, Xerox, Bausch & Lomb, for starters. And behind these big companies were many men and women from many parts of the world.

Just recently, Rochester took a look at some of the areas of the city where immigrants settled. It goes without saying, people settle within their own when moving abroad.
See enclosed News10NBC link above.
In this article Rochester is looking at the northwest side of the city, the Lyell Avenue corridor. Many Italians settled in this area back in the day.
This week starting tomorrow, 8/7/2017, city employees will be putting up markers along the avenue.
Also, a Rochester graffiti artist painted this mural right at the intersection of Lyell and Lake.

Powerball Now 403 Million!

The big “64” today!

Labor day, birthday!
Yes folks, each year we all have a day in which we celebrate our special day as they say, our birthdays! And today is mine, I hit the big 64 today. Have a great day all.

‘The Last Ship’ – It Could Happen

lastship
Now in its third season on TNT Sunday nights, “The Last Ship” from executive producer Michael Bay is a definite to add to your summer viewing list.
The well-scripted, well-acted drama tells a tale that is very realistic in not just possibility, but falls into the realm of probability.
A virus broke out around the world going pandemic. Billions died.
Prior to the outbreak, a US Navy ship with a CDC virologist on board had been dispatched on a secret mission to the Arctic. That mission was to find the source of the virus which had recently been discovered and find a cure.
After the virus went pandemic, The Last Ship was making its way back to the US of A. The good doctor was doing her best to find a cure or vaccine.
Circumventing Russia Navy ships and submarines bent on getting the cure, not yet found, for the Motherland, and various other evil types along the way, the ship made it back to US waters to discover the government gone and people struggling to survive, rebuild.
After vanquishing the Russians, who had encircled the ship at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the ship and crew ran into a new foe – former Irish Republican soldiers who were immune and trying to establish a new world of only immunes.
The second season ended with discovery and distribution of the cure and the end of the immune movement. The season also landed on a thud with the murder of the brave doctor who found the cure.
A new president installed in a new capitol based in St. Louis, Missouri, starts Season Three. The US and The Last Ship are doing their part to distribute the cure to the rest of the Earth.
Only two major powers remain – the US and China.
My favorite Baldwin brother – Adam – is one of the stars.
What makes this so probable is evident by reading or watching the news and current events.
Ebola.
Zika.
Super Bugs.
What could be next?
The more resistant viruses and bacteria become to antibiotics and vaccines, with constant mutation, could such a threat strike the globe without warning?
For those who are end-of-times enthusiasts, especially Christians delving into the apocalypse, this falls right into line with prophecy.
The Seven Seals.
One-Third of humanity wiped out.
Wormwood falling out of the heavens and into the oceans and streams, making water undrinkable, unusable. Aquatic life dying out.
For a Sunday night of viewing steeped more than virtual, but real-world, you cannot beat, The Last Ship.
As the little boy in “Angels in the Outfield” was so fond of saying, “It could happen.

‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington’ – 2016 Morality Play

On this rainy 4th of July, I am enjoying watching Frank Capra’s 1939 classic, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” on TCM.

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This story of patriotism warring against greed and avarice is so appropriate on this Independence Day. An unknown is plucked from obscurity to fill the term of a Senator who has died in office.
Full of optimism, Jeff Smith, played brilliantly by Jimmy Stewart, arrives in Washington DC to run smack into the reality that the august body of government is filled by corrupt politicians. The story tells of how he flails against the tentacles of special interest which have ensnared the lawmakers in a web of money and power to the detriment of “we, the people.
This cinematic masterpiece appears to depict the genesis which has given rise to the current 2016 election season.
Nearly 80 years later, the voters are angry and lashing out at special interests controlling Washington and the Establishment which perpetuate the entanglements of money with the seat of government.
What was true in 1939’s fictional account gives insight into the diehard support and why so many are still “feeling the Bern.” We see why Bernie Sanders has yet to concede.
The angst of 1939 is alive in the hearts of 2016 voters who have propelled Donald Trump to be the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Those who have seen the movie may want to put it on the list for summer viewing again before this fall’s election.
Those who have never seen this classic may do well to watch it. Yes, I know being in black and white the appeal to Millenials may be limited, but would be worth their time to watch and learn.
My recommendation would be 5 out of 5 cornstalks.

BrainDead – DOA?

Last night I caught the premier episode of a new series from CBS, BrainDead.

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This was an hour I will never get back.
Tonight, the network airs the second episode. I have yet to decide if I will tune in and hope for a better hour than Sunday’s fare.
The premise of the show is an attempt to satirically explain the craziness of the 2016 presidential election.
Apparently it is a remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. If so, this version is more camp and more poorly written than the cult classics upon which it is loosely based.
Per the writers, a mysterious crate was shipped in from Russia. Hidden inside are bugs which look like giant ants. The ants are invading peoples craniums through one ear and expelling the brain through the other ear as a blob of sticky gel that explodes everywhere.
For some reason, all those who have been infected by the bugs have an affinity for one song,  the Cars “You Might Think”, which plays over and over.
Is this a tip of the hat to Descartes saying, “I think, therefore, I am?”
Since it is apparent none of the infected have a brain with which to think any more, it makes for a nice ongoing joke.
The crate contains the remains of a meteor that crashed in the Russian outback, which of course the Smithsonian just has to have a look. The crate is opened and uh-oh, no more brains.
While I love one of the stars, Tony Shaloub of quirky private eye Monk fame, and that the show is from the producers of one of my favorite, former shows, The Good Wife, neither the trailers nor last night’s episode draw me in to fit it as part of my summer viewing schedule.
Maybe I was expecting too much.
Maybe I was not expecting the show to be so decidedly biased for Democrats and for Republicans.
Maybe I need to tune in tonight and allow the show to grow on me.
Question is: how many brain cells will die before anything sprouts to life?
OK, I will give it one more try tonight. But, if there is no hook to fit in my jaw, I am out of here.